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Fresh update on "celeste" discussed on Burn Fat Orlando.com
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Poly Styrene Documentary
"Today. Polystyrene i m cliche is directed by both her daughter. Celeste bell and documentary maker pulsing charting the rise of marian elliott as she was born. She saw yellow pages ad became polystyrene and formed punk band x ray specs as we know in this foam. Celeste goes through her mother's archive and visits. The places of hutch halted. So let's listen to the trader to get a feel for it. Some people think little go should have. But i think my mother was punk rock icon. People have asked me if she was a good mom. It's hard to know what to say your rebel. Today's society paulie had our own ideas. Student full fully trends. She was a woman of color in. Dc full of white middle class. men was singing. polly was singing about. I fell in love with her. I fell in. The news actually started singing. Because right we will dive right in nora snaps point. He was a big personality but as we see her life was extremely complicated on. This is as much. Her daughter's journey as police starring life story. Was that a good way in. I think definitely I think by this point. We also board like punk defecation. This point know the way. The bbc fool punk document generation. That watches him in the in the same way. That like my dad and grandad generation. What war documentaries old thing again and again and I think it's focus the that it's kind of deified in such a like i wasn't like incredible and radical umbro which it was in some ways but also rian just reinforced the status quo in other ways. Like the thing. I think is really great why i feel like the rohbock of this narrative restarted with like the vowel between book which From a couple of years ago when she you know really gets to the kind of watson order of it in a way that is much more punk than saying like. Oh we great you know like sex pistols type branding and i thought that this documentary was like a really peaceful continuation overseas. Not done by polystyrene by her daughter. And i think it's testament polystyrene like complexity and also to her sensitivity. But then i'll say for her callousness towards adulterer as well. I think it makes were much more well rounded portray of somebody and also no. It doesn't just a pain releasing on her. You know she has her own issues but it looks at how they're exacerbated by the society around like a mixed race woman in london at that time in the punk scene. There's a bit wet don. Let says that she goes and shaves her head while she's a party jordan lydon's house and when winter comes back down they just love her releasing. That seem horrendous. In retrospect i'm sure we're just kind of par for the course in in the seventy s and the other thing i was gonna say i think is important is she wasn't postponed. She was punk like she's really part of the the formative dna not very easily gets forgotten. Like when i was a teenager Bought three for twelve pounds. Buzzcocks clash kind of burundi's wound go from and see a whatever it was but it took a lot longer. It's come across x ray specs and to hear them kind of debt day fight in the way that they deserve She had a rough up. Brixton upbringing. shoes booted at school. Punk rock was a place for outsiders is the cliche but actually you see that. It's inevitable that she is going to get drawn to something that's so creative but also that she can break whatever more that she feels that she has been put into yet absolutely I think one thing that's really striking by the way that she Shared her images. While is the like. Obviously i don't want a undress will. The sex pistols did two like bridge society but fundamentally that kind of just like a boy band put together by iron. Witten really edgy branding. And that whole thing is is about dog individualism. When really it was really nothing the saw. And i think that you know. Even the police die polystyrene style for rewards more individual. She recognized herself as a cliche. And she played with the idea of like branding and identity in a way that i find much more interesting than just like sticking a safety pin on it And i think we have to use it. Today were authenticity. It comes from a very real place whether the sex pistols Taped on summertimes travis. The problems with poly seem to stem from x ray specs residency. Cbgb's in new york when they went over us punks hauled coal. There were a lot more into drugs. And i think that london it seems to say. Was this the breaking point for the band. Is this the kind of crux in the film. I think so. I mean i mean. That's the argument fuel. Makes the About what happened to the u k Members of the dolls came over an introduced heroin to the to the uk seen quite quite a heavy way otten Concur with everything that lord said about film. I think The framing the fact that it has selected celeste stories. Her as she's dealing with navas legacy in some respects her mother had had semi other people's expectations about what she should be being Star as in and being mixed race being hauled somali in britain and she's just so in the clips that they use the archive clips which from most of them from a a great arena documentary from nineteen seventy-nine he was she's just so alive him sparking intelligence on which me a very funny and in most What she's doing. I think you know how easy it is to get coal topping to the move Nexus these achieved up by the film. I descend Points about the breakdown. the failure in a way to work out. How will she is. She's diagnosed with schizophrenia. Kind of putting for bit. has serious by disorder Move into harry christmas On also in places you alluded to neglect which she treats celeste points during the spirit journey and was pursuing a common all and happened. How different thoughts regarding way with the male and female office Think about lockdown about. How much care women having to take on board and also agree with. I think that when another book that i would put in the frame is what is alvin. Is is kathy. Adams was drafted memoir of juden in other key. Figure the kind prison to look look upon pumpkin kind of liberating. It wasn't how you think about kind of male violence. Where is actually to the nearly point it was it was quite at transgressive sexually A lot of the gay pubs and clubs were up with the next to solve it. I'm so i can imagine that. The film doesn't does kind of raise interesting questions. As well as celeste father is interviewed in it on one of us and absent biggest because he died. regional manager. And pau falcons stewart. Now again. Severi seventeen seventy six. He was quite a bit older than when they get and how much care and they seem to hide it to a certain extent as well a friends didn't really know whether they were going out with each other or not. We just didn't look particularly cool Strangely enough this film from that era with hangs connor in it could breaking gloss than nyein and strangely seems to be almost so the police story in way which becomes this incredible figure And has sta machiavellian manage aaron and has this breakdown and so on so until daniels place. This full manager boyfriend Is i think it's really five documentary. Actually i think you mentioned he was a guest. Shot means the fact that one of zoe's earlier books whose how's your dad's some which is a an account to of stars children's. She's absolutely perfect for collaborator. On this end coming book as other as good as andrew. Did you like this a did. I really liked it because as as long as it's very fresh indifference it's a dream like quality. This is very much not your friday night documentary. Which begins with the stock footage of the miners. Strike rubbish piling in the winter of discontent. Yeah i've always about acronyms because hatches and didn't stop not your kind of off the pex tickets sold. It's it is a personal journey. It's quite slow and quite like i say quite dreamlike and which i found very refreshing change from the usual stakeouts poke documentary. I remember when i was a kid. I thought i thought police really disturbing because i lived in a very white suburban middle of nowhere type place and you just seems so odd and the fact that she but were shut brace on top of the pops and i now say that that is really good thing that it should be disturbed a little. You not white kids in places where i lived in in middle. middle class. spices. To encounter is person who didn't look like a boss didn't like pasta but was absolutely transfixed thing
Teachers union resists parents’ push to reopen Los Angeles schools
"He's the president of California Policy Center, Celeste feeler. Parent union, overseeing this billboard calling for the zoom blackout. What is the biggest complaint or reason that the unions and teachers are giving Not to go back to the classroom, especially in light of the fact that we can get vaccines to every teacher in the L. A school district if we wanted, probably within a week. Is Sean. I want to point out that the vaccine when it was, you know, six months ago, before the vaccine looked like it would even be finished this year, when the only person really saying that it could happen was Donald Trump. The teachers union wasn't talking about vaccines. They were talking about a panoply of Bernie Sanders kinds of issues that would that would have to be satisfied before they go back to school. They weren't talking about vaccine. We're talking about the funding the police, they were talking about direct welfare payments to the undocumented, well packed the millionaire attacks universal basic income. Universal health care is a Bernie Sanders agenda, they said would be necessary before they would go back. What does that have to do with reading, writing, math and learning? What does any of that have to do with school? It's nothing purposes for the union is a distraction as the lessons that it really has nothing to do with it, But it's a distraction from the failure of the union to the liver education. In the best of times, the union has failed to deliver education deported in California. If you're rich, you can opt out and go to a private school. If you're middle class or schools are probably at least moderately. OK, if you're poor in California, you're getting the government cheese of education. It is Among the worst education systems in the country. Thank God for Mississippi. So what a lot of people don't understand. Is that the U. S. That is that is such a cheap shot against Mississippi. You live in the United Socialist State of California. Seriously where you know, people in California. Now, instead of saying, Hey, dude are saying Hey, comrade, go ahead. Not intended to the cheap shot who are friends of Mississippi just intended to say that the only thing keeping us from being number 51 in the country is the state of Mississippi. So when we do live in a socialist state, where the union's earn about a billion dollars per year, Shawn one billion with a B in union dues, and they spend that electing people I'm getting all this school boards, but we got the vaccine. Celeste. I'll let you answer that you have the vaccine. So what is there? Why the mysterious reluctance and resistance, Although Fauci said this week and blew me away, I'm not sure if even vaccinated grand parents can see their kids. I'm like what? Yes, but Maxine, then So, all right, so out, 30, you know, I way don't get it either. Um, you know, so, yes, You're right. The vaccine is there. They're actually pushed before other essential workers that have been working the entire time. So they're delaying this. It's like Is it about computers? That political? Uh you know, we just don't know. I mean, they have the opportunity to get their vaccine. We pushed them to the front of the line. Well, exactly, So they're the front of the line. They think I'm asking so they don't give a good reason for not wanting to go back in the classroom. There is no good reason is that we're concluding here. Right. There is no reason that our kids should not be in the classroom. I tend to agree with both of you. All right now, if the parents want to participate, I guess this just means that they just don't tune into the zoom classes
What Men Think About Valentine's Day
"Like to talk to you fan page while you're there or if your viewing on youtube and click the subscribe button please and thank you For my podcast junkies who listen via audio. Our definitely love review from you. So feedback can be done almost of your podcasting apps or you can just email me at talk to cuba now edgy. Mail dot com are right after those of you who are just listening than you're going to miss the beautiful faces that are presented before ryan man. Look i got lose street my glasses. Y'all have to rely y'all got to do. I should've worn atop. Man i feel. I feel under dressed. Oh man you know what. I'll always overdress when i need to be unaddressed. So bank lie is all good. But i saw valentine's day means something completely different to me end than it does to women So i just need you to give women to scoop on what they can do to do. A better job of making us happy on valentine's day you know we desire to be happy to but let's start here i i. You know mea tend to look in valentine's day as a second birthday for women. I mean we know that we're supposed to use the day to focus on intimacy closeness but a lot of us also think is also an obligation to make look good in front of her friends and co. i mean. I mean you know you better make a woman look good in front of valentine's day or you gonna have probably when you get home so a european gator is valentine's day a holiday for women. You feel like it's their queen for a day type of holiday. You know what it in my experience a lot of it that way. You know what i mean. A big midfield almost more like a pocket draining scenario like the men. Don't even see the use in doing it. Like to be completely honest. I'm one of those people who's sapping like every day is valentine's day now that's partially Make shroud by extravagant gift on that particular day. You know because you are competition with all the other women s office ladies you gotta admit if you see your co worker with a big beautiful basket sitting on her this a you got this one single rolls with a call you know happy for you feels some type of way unfortunately ladies that is kind of how men feel about it. We're not the type to you know. Always express those emotions so the data we do have those motions. We feel so much pressure because women are like literally competition with other people and their competition that does mitt and it could be a little bit right and all that so. I think that's what men have tendency to come back away. Valentine's day a little bit like us me do the bare minimum in go but unfortunately we will always do it during the bare minimum. Not a good thing at all and you know when i was growing up. I always looked at valentine's day as something for the ladies. I never really thought it was a guys thing at all. Once i got older admit women who reciprocated gifts and everything and that was kinda cool. It took me maturing am running across mature women who actually appreciated it. You know saw me and you kind of go through the same things. Yeah definitely as now. When i mentioned that they just mentioned i should preface it by saying. We're talking about this getaway exit right. So there's a lot of really mature women who see it as a holiday for love and not just competition. There are lots of women who do things that especially for their man out had women in the past really special things for me on valentine's day. As i got old now. This is one of thirty five up club right because before that you know. It's a completely different monster. But i'm here women. Do some special things extravagant things actually and of course. That was the right back. Because i felt like. It's not a competition with other women job. It's a competition between us trying to outdo each valentine's day shit right. Now give me a split let you go. And celeste talk about expectations. Your level of expectation made a plan on how long you've been in a relationship with someone so let's say you've been in a relationship with someone for about three to six months. What do you think is the proper way to handle valentine's day for her in that situation three to six months. I mean you gotta go with. At least. a bouquet of
"celeste" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
"Your comments. Tell me you put cream on your. That's not true. I know me and with the vendors the whole thing. I mean this is why you and i i kind of found each other because i think people kept sending us to one another. We were doing very different things but with the same kind of intentional message of just like can't we just be real for a moment. Yeah can we just be normal. Can just quit with editing on the filters for a second and just let women live and the thing may with the instagram stuff. Like me back in the day magazines. Right slicks actually brought about this my book flick through and you'd say a photo of Cindy crawford and she's on a motorbike on the top of the building and she's got hair it goes all the way down the and it's amazing scope crazy gorgeous makeup on you look at that and you go well. Seeing crawford is only can do that. That is highly Fantasy relief exactly. And that's what they're saying they gone. I don't think that you could do this. This cindy crawford. Sure but then instagram came along and blood is fucking lines and when a girl in active way on a yacht going just love me. Some school drop-off on online hang on. That's not he'd like those low made bullshit seemingly attainable. And if you can't be doing what they're doing you don't deserve love. And that's why i was like hang on a minute ago. Cut through this shit real quick because that's not. Yeah that you'll sailing that to us like that's what we should be doing. Where cindy crawford on a motorbike on a roof. Shaw god put that on my wall because what a fun photo. But now it's that idea of going. Isn't this how you wake up every morning at free. I am and get you smoothie and get you yoga and body shaming in and. It's not even six..
"celeste" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
"Isn't it might be getting shitter. Feels like it's getting shipped. Isn't it's definitely getting better. Things are going to get better. I'm certain of it. There is a vaccine there are many vaccines biden is coming in. There's another impeachment may be happening. I feel like hope is on the horizon but right now it's okay to just feel shit. We've been through a law. I'm going to try to continue to bring you as many happy or lifting or informative episodes as i can. I'm so glad that you liked last week's episode with deeper shopper. She is so excellent is a doctor of optimism. How a tree thing and she really just blew my mind last week and i was so thrilled. Co response to it. And how lovely. Warren you add to her. It continues to be one of my favorite thing about you as an audience is how communicative you are with my guests off to each episode. They really appreciate it and they often tell me that. I have the nicest audience of any pokhara. They've been on so. Thank you for that Generally with me. i'm a bit stressed though. I have been sleeping. Gossip got myself. A weighted blanket. Only took me five years of people swearing that they're amazing for people with anxiety to finally get one my ones forty pounds which is basically a pop star. So it's like lying with a star on top of me and it feels great so do that Because it not only helps me go to sleep but it helped me stay sleeping. So that's good other than that. I'm just trying to survive each day. Definitely taking a break from social media and the news as much as possible. Because i was having a medical of done for work recently and they were taking my pulse and my blood pressure and because i am a pathetic addict i had to immediately pick up my phone start looking through because i can't sit still for a second without doom scrolling and they said that my heart rate and blood pressure jumped up as soon as i opened twitter and looked at the news cycle so to see in real time the physical impact on my stress response which is vital to my immune system my happiness my anxiety my sanity was mind blowing. It's so interesting. It's so interesting next time you are going for medical. I really suggest if you can or if you have a doctor in your household just do this experiment to see how intense it is. 'cause it's really quite shocking so i'm going to pull back. I might even just take a full week off just as an experiment. See if my sleep improves. i bet it will. I bet. I didn't sleep last year because i spent thirteen hours a day on my phone looking into the evil blue light anyway. So this week. I managed to get the hilarious and honest and so relatable and refreshing excellent icon is celeste barbara. You will know from instagram..
Woman set on fire by boyfriend in SE Houston
"Woman was set on fire by her boyfriend and then ran to a neighbor's Hale's house for help. HPD says it began as an argument between the couple and the man, Harold Celeste Ng grabbed a water bottle that had gasoline in it, poured it on the woman and lit her on fire. She was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. She's in stable condition with severe burns on her chest, shoulder, neck and thigh. Celeste Ng took off before officers arrived and is now wanted on three felony charges. Cities and
"celeste" Discussed on Run Your Day
"Hello everyone welcome back to another episode of the run your day podcast as always your hosts dan hafner here. I'm super excited for today's episode. We have another interview lined up for you guys today. Today i will be talking with. Celeste johnson was a mother a wife a runner an inspiration to everyone. I'm super excited. Hafer on the show. We're going to talk specifically running and <hes>. A lot of you are either through this <hes>. Episode through the earth on this show through the runway jap or <hes>. The run your podcast. So i think get a lot of value from her coming on the show. so celeste. how're are you doing today inks. I'm great how are you. i'm good. I'm good so yeah tell us a little bit about yourself and know how you got started with running and and we'll go from there <hes>. Let's see i live in north carolina. <hes> been here a couple of years as you said my wife. I have two kids down almost thirteen nine and started running back in two thousand three. I think i just wanted to lose weight and get in shape and stuff like that. So i bought a treadmill in arena metro. Only like i never even went outside. I just ran like three to five miles a day. Nothing like exciting are tons of running or anything but <hes>. So i would just run. And then i mean i did that for a really long time like up until two thousand and fifteen and my friend was like. You're not running on a treadmill inside any more. She's like you're running outside and she signed me up in join may join a running group in virginia. We moved here from virginia. And so i started reading outside amid all these amazing women and then i started racing totally fell in love with running all over again in a different way. So so why. Did you wrote a treadmill for so long. Was it just like <hes>. Embarrassing or or what was. Why did why are you going to travel for so long. I mean i wasn't embarrassing. It was just probably just more convenient. Because i had little children at the time. And you can stop and get a water if you want to or are know. Probably the heat had to do with it too in one. Run outside in the heat like here. The problem is there's nowhere to run. There's no sidewalks to run on so like i either run in my community or run on the treadmill so that does drive me crazy. I'm like give me sidewalks to run on. Because in virginia we lived in ass suburb washington. Dc so there were sidewalks everywhere. I mean i could run thirty miles in any direction and so it was amazing. Do yeah that's where i just moved here. There's it's a kind of background but we also have like a big fifty five mile an hour road like that's kind of part of my block so if i just want to go for a quick ron i'm like well that's kind of a risk like there's no shoulder to run on and that's all the roads are there's no shoulder and occasionally people will run on them but i'm like oh my gosh so dangerous. The two cars are passing at the same time. And then there you are too so yeah for sure so okay so then when you started venturing into the running group world and the in the racing world <hes>. Look like you've done you've done marathons you've done some further than marathons like tell us a little bit about what you've done. Yeah so i started off. Just doing the five k. And staff. And then i quickly moved to marathon <hes>. Race the first time in august. Two thousand fifteen. Just five gay than i did. A half in that november and then the following spring. I didn't full marathon so like it was not long at all. I started racing marathon. So i've done four marathon so far <hes> in c. n. to fifty cays forty-five maller. So
interview With Celeste Johnson
"Hello everyone welcome back to another episode of the run your day podcast as always your hosts dan hafner here. I'm super excited for today's episode. We have another interview lined up for you guys today. Today i will be talking with. Celeste johnson was a mother a wife a runner an inspiration to everyone. I'm super excited. Hafer on the show. We're going to talk specifically running and A lot of you are either through this Episode through the earth on this show through the runway jap or The run your podcast. So i think get a lot of value from her coming on the show. so celeste. how're are you doing today inks. I'm great how are you. i'm good. I'm good so yeah tell us a little bit about yourself and know how you got started with running and and we'll go from there Let's see i live in north carolina. been here a couple of years as you said my wife. I have two kids down almost thirteen nine and started running back in two thousand three. I think i just wanted to lose weight and get in shape and stuff like that. So i bought a treadmill in arena metro. Only like i never even went outside. I just ran like three to five miles a day. Nothing like exciting are tons of running or anything but So i would just run. And then i mean i did that for a really long time like up until two thousand and fifteen and my friend was like. You're not running on a treadmill inside any more. She's like you're running outside and she signed me up in join may join a running group in virginia. We moved here from virginia. And so i started reading outside amid all these amazing women and then i started racing totally fell in love with running all over again in a different way. So so why. Did you wrote a treadmill for so long. Was it just like Embarrassing or or what was. Why did why are you going to travel for so long. I mean i wasn't embarrassing. It was just probably just more convenient. Because i had little children at the time. And you can stop and get a water if you want to or are know. Probably the heat had to do with it too in one. Run outside in the heat like here. The problem is there's nowhere to run. There's no sidewalks to run on so like i either run in my community or run on the treadmill so that does drive me crazy. I'm like give me sidewalks to run on. Because in virginia we lived in ass suburb washington. Dc so there were sidewalks everywhere. I mean i could run thirty miles in any direction and so it was amazing. Do yeah that's where i just moved here. There's it's a kind of background but we also have like a big fifty five mile an hour road like that's kind of part of my block so if i just want to go for a quick ron i'm like well that's kind of a risk like there's no shoulder to run on and that's all the roads are there's no shoulder and occasionally people will run on them but i'm like oh my gosh so dangerous. The two cars are passing at the same time. And then there you are too so yeah for sure so okay so then when you started venturing into the running group world and the in the racing world Look like you've done you've done marathons you've done some further than marathons like tell us a little bit about what you've done. Yeah so i started off. Just doing the five k. And staff. And then i quickly moved to marathon Race the first time in august. Two thousand fifteen. Just five gay than i did. A half in that november and then the following spring. I didn't full marathon so like it was not long at all. I started racing marathon. So i've done four marathon so far in c. n. to fifty cays forty-five maller. So
"celeste" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"So. Also yeah I I will I will look at it. Super excited about it because I get passionate talk about interviewing people. But yeah, that's SORTA. My new little passion. Also perfect. So topical. So canceled th just thank you so much for doing this today. This is really great. I totally enjoyed absolutely my pleasure. Thanks for all the great questions. Today talked with Celeste headlines about how to have more productive conversations. Maybe particularly related to the many charged topics that people are encountering these days I thought that Celeste gave a lot of great advice and to summarize some of it. Separating. Truth from fiction does really matter out in the world. We should care about what's true and what isn't Celeste worked at NPR for a very long time and she talked passionately today about the value and importance of expertise. She also referenced research and Statistics many times during our conversation. But facts generally aren't very good at changing somebody's opinion on a really charged topic. and. They're particularly not good at changing somebody's opinion when those facts don't conform to that person's pre existing biases you as listener to this podcast might have your opinion on something really changed by new research article. But that's because you have a pre existing value placed on that form of information. I do too I. Love Research and I love really knowing what is truly validated out in the world but some people for better or worse place value and other forms of sourcing, and of course, that isn't my preference. But if my goal is really to change somebody's view on a charged topic, I need to operate in the terms of their frames and a lot of the facts that we choose our confirmed even by our own biases. This whole conversation really reminded me of George Layoffs Work on frame theory that I studied in college in the description of today's episode a link to a blog post that George wrote I'll while ago, kind of explaining what frame theory is and how it applies to political discourse in particular and talk more about it in the expanded Patriot notes for this episode. What Celeste really focuses on in her work is changing views are having good conversations based on building strong relationships, and one of the best ways to actually make a difference in somebody's viewpoint or to just have a more productive conversation with them is by forming and empathic bond with them on some level. She gave a number of examples of this based on finding even small points of commonality between yourself and another. Person, we then talked for awhile about some of the challenges of that even very smart and educated people can face inside of conversations and one point that really resonated with me in particular as you might imagine, was to be careful about how you're listening to what someone else is.
"celeste" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"Think that honestly like looking at both of your books and reading through them. The consistent piece of advice that I found between both was put your phone down. Just as you kind of offer at the end, they're like those those little ways that we find things that. Frankly again to go a little Buddhist that remove us from the present moment whether that's the present moment of our interaction with another human or that's the present moment of taking a minute to recharge feel like we are taking a break and to let our brain slowdown and just kind of sit there at the at the at the table in the lunchroom and rather than kind of skimming. Through stuff that's mildly to majorly triggering as often happens as we just scroll through facebook, you're just sitting there thinking nothing or you're sitting there thinking about something you really enjoy or you're sitting there and reading a slow book they are just doing to have a good time like those are all little ways that maybe you can do nothing a little bit more does that more or less connect. Call someone and don't talk about work. Yeah great piece of advice. Yeah. I mean any of those things. So it can be so simple and he is funny I wrote a whole chapter and do nothing on is tech to blame and I really tried to interrogate it and what I found. Interesting when I was ready to that chapter is three quarters of it is explaining all the terrible things the terrible impacts, the tag has on our lives in our sleep and our wellbeing, and yet it is not to blame it's not There's nothing wrong with the tech is how we use it. Our our species has been using tools. I think the oldest Homo sapiens that we found was right next to a tool like that's how long we've been using tools. The problem is is that. When you get done using a hammer, you put it down. Right and we don't we're not designed. Our brains are not designed to hold a tool in her hands twenty, four seven it's not work that way. Yeah no I think that's a great framework and a great way for people to think about their own interaction with screens. So Celeste as we come to the end here again, thanks so much for taking the time to do this today, and there is one kind of final question that we'd like to ask people who on the show I'm really interested in your thoughts on that based on everything that we've been talking about today about talking if you had the opportunity to go back in time and talk to yourself as a child as a young adult somebody who is going through. Probably some pretty challenging formative experiences as we all do, what would you want to say that person like if you could leave them with anything what would you wanNA leave them with? I would say most people aren't thinking about you. That's what I would say they. They don't. They didn't notice you trip. They don't care if they did notice most people are thinking about themselves and they're not worried about you. Know that is a great piece of advice that I try to remind myself about two days. So thank you for reminding me with that Celeste before we get you out of here is there anything else you would like to let people know about any other projects you're working on? No not really I mean the the main thing I just launched an online training course the pandemic one thing the pandemic allowed me to do is me some extra time and I created a whole training course at how interview?.
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What Landlords Have on You
"Hello Hi Laura Hi. Hi, it's Celeste earlier. This week I called Lauren Kirshner. She's an investigative reporter at the markup who loves to dig into official records and pages of data a couple of years ago. She took a close look at the algorithm that produces risk assessments in courtrooms. These risk assessments are used to help judges decide whether to grant bail or not they're based. On automated background checks and they produce a score that predicts how likely it is that an individual will commit a crime in the future we actually did a show on this earlier this year Lauren found that the risk assessment scores which are seen as objective are actually biased against black individuals. This year she discovered that the same technology is being used in a wholly different situation. We. got a tip from an attorney who had heard about a risk score given to tenants. That for being used not only in the private market for landlords, but also in public housing authorities and so I intrigued to learn about these tenant screening reports. I wanted to learn where they are being used and which companies were most common. Two simple questions that turned out to be very difficult to answer partly because there are so many companies doing background checks and partly because every company seems to use a different system to produce their reports. Lauren discovered that landlords are given an incredible amount of information about perspective tenants. Landlords have used credit reports for a long time, but these background checks go beyond your payment history in outstanding loans they can also list arrest records, traffic tickets, small claims, court filings, evictions, and Child Support History, and it takes all that information and compiles it and conveys it to the landlord, and sometimes the landlord getting tenant screening report will get the full information that has been compiled about this person who's applying for an apartment or sometimes they'll just get a risk or or thumbs up or thumbs down a recommendation that the landlord either accept or deny this person for their housing. If you get a thumbs down your often denied housing. It's that simple and that report can follow you wherever you go make it difficult to find anyone who will rent to you or give you a loan or a cell phone contract or a job. The kinds of decisions that these background checks are involved in a really high stakes decisions. You know if you have mistake on your credit report and you can't get a loan for a house that you want or if you have a mistake on your criminal background check and it looks like you're a felon and you can't find a place to live I, mean these are. These are really important moments in people's lives. This can be a problem even when the background checks are accurate but Lauren found these reports that decide whether you deserve housing are frequently wrong. Background. Checks are seriously flawed and no one seems to be regulating and industry that wields so much power over our lives.
"celeste" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"When the Mary Celeste was discovered in eighteen seventy two she was found with three and a half feet of water in the hall. Captain Benjamin. Briggs may have thought the ship was sinking and ordered all aboard to abandon ship. The only problem with that theory was that everyone's personal items remained on the ship. If the crew thought the ship was sinking, they would have surely brought some of their effects with them. And yet, there's still the possibility that the crew abandoned ship but didn't think it was sinking. In his book ghost ship the mysterious true story of the Mary Celeste and missing crew writer Brian Hick suggests that though the crew might have left the ship they did so with the full expectation that they would come back. When the Mary Celeste was found one of the most noteworthy things about her was that her cargo over seventeen hundred barrels of industrial alcohol remained intact. This fact helped rule out pirates and insurance fraud as possible reasons for the crew's disappearance. But, it still didn't answer why nine the barrels were found empty. And as it turns out, those nine barrels could have been the key to solving the entire mystery. which brings us to our final theory. Due to the nasty smell left by leaked industrial alcohol Captain Briggs or did his family in crew to temporarily abandon the Mary Celeste in order to air her out..
"celeste" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"Day Gratia departed for Genoa flood ordered to special survey of the Mary Celeste. The survey was undertaken by John Austin Surveyor of shipping and Ricardo auto diver. They examined every inch of the Mary Celeste by doing. So they hope to confirm or refute the testimony given by the day. gratias crew. Barring that they might discover. Devote? Initially missed. Unsurprisingly Day gratias crews, findings checked out. On January twenty second eighteen seventy three attorney general flood compiled a summary of Austin's findings. The Mary Celeste was perfectly seaworthy. She didn't appear to have been damaged by any heavy weather, continuous gale force winds or tempestuous seas. There was nothing aboard that suggested a cause to abandon ship and nothing out of place. These results almost ended floods foul play theory except for one small detail that the gratia crew missed. And if flood was right, he could prove that more than foul play had occurred on the. Mary. Celeste. He could prove there was a murder..
"celeste" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"On December force eighteen seventy two the Brigantine Mary Celeste was found drifting aimlessly in the Atlantic, ocean? The degrate's crew who spotted the ship on the horizon, searched her decks but there wasn't a soul on board the Mary Celeste even stranger very little about the ship looked out of place. It didn't appear damaged or in danger of sinking additionally the cruise possessions and highly valued cargo remained mostly intact. After some debate, the gratias Captain David Morehouse allowed the crew to bring the seemingly abandoned Mary Celeste into Gibraltar. They could collect a salvage reward which was essentially a finders fee. But as the world at large learned of the ship story theories about what happened to the Mary Celeste crew exploded nobody could understand how they could just disappear. Theories about whether damage or that the captain had abandoned, a ship were quickly dismissed. The ship was completely unharmed, and though the day gratia crew had measured three and a half feet of water in the hall, it wasn't enough for an experienced captain like Benjamin Briggs to panic. which meant that most of the theories like those were going to discuss today involved some sort of conspiracy or violence. Some suggest mutiny others suggest pirates. One suggests something rotten in the hall. But. The first theory for us to explore is an idea that fueled a lengthy salvage hearing that the Mary Celeste was the victim of foul play for monetary gain by either the grotty is crew or the Mary Celeste owner. Salvage was and is still a highly respected law of the sea. Legally. Any person recovers damaged or abandoned vessel in bring safely to port is entitled to compensation roughly equaling the vessels value. When the grotty is crew came across the loan. Mary. Celeste I made Oliver devaux saw the seventeen hundred barrels of alcohol in the hold. He believed the cargo alone was worth forty or fifty thousand dollars over eight hundred thousand dollars today. He also believed that when he and the day gratias crew brought the Mary Celeste into the port of Gibraltar, in declared their claim, the hearing would be swift and easy. devoe was very wrong. The hearings opened at the Vice Admiralty Court on Wednesday December eighteenth. The presiding judge was seventy four year old James Cochran. Chief Justice of Gibraltar who is eager to quickly grant the claim. But Attorney General Frederick Solly Flood Essentially said not so fast flood was so caught up in the mystery of what happened to the crew that he couldn't let the case go it seemed to convenient that the day gratias crew had stumbled upon such a valuable ship. Flood was convinced that they had somehow disposed of the Mary Celeste Screw. As a former private attorney in London many believe that seventy one year old flood became resentful when forced to take the Attorney General Job in Gibraltar. The rumor was he couldn't find any other work. Because of this resentment flood was hard headed and stubborn. When he made up his mind about something, there was no way his opinion could be changed. But he had a point. DIVO-. And morehouse tried to explain the Mary. Celeste. Crew's disappearance by saying that they'd abandoned a possibly sinking ship. But that didn't make sense. There was no sign that the ship was in any danger. In floods is it was not only possible but highly likely that morehouse and devote plan to salvage the Mary Celeste from the beginning, they could have planned to interceptor near the as Rs islands killed the crew and then brought her back to brelzer claiming they'd found her abandoned after all the salvage reward was sky high and perhaps enough to kill for. During the initial portion of the trial flood had each of the day CARAJAS crew members recount. Comment of the afternoon they found the Mary Celeste. The cruise stories all lined up, but flood pushed harder and harder trying to trip them up on the timing of the citing versus when they climbed aboard he was convinced that they were lying and that under enough pressure, one of them would slip. Even after long days of questioning flood wasn't able to catch garages crew in ally because they were probably telling the truth. In reality. The possibility of foul play by Morehouse and Divo- was unlikely. It just wouldn't have been worth the payout. Salvaging a ship was highly dangerous. To bring the Mary Celeste into Gibraltar, Morehouse had to split his crew in half one for each ship. This man that each group was practically working around the clock. At one point in the journey rough weather even push divo- and the Mary. Celeste. Forty. Miles off course up the coast of Spain. Because of this delay, it arrived in Gibraltar a day later in the gratia. If the weather had been any worse devoe and his understaffed overworked crew would have run the ship aground in the salvage wouldn't have been worth anything at all. Plus Devaud had severely overestimated the Mary Celeste it's worth. She was actually insured for only about sixteen thousand dollars worth about three, hundred, thirty, thousand dollars today. The Day grouches cruised to make more money if they completed their original job. So. While devoe might have been motivated to salvage ship that they'd found by pure coincidence. Absolutely nothing to suggest that they would have killed another crew to do it. Flat didn't really have a case at all. The Day gratias crew finished testifying on December twenty, first nine, hundred, seventy, two. Two days later, all but captain morehouse left to Baltar to finish their original delivery. But they're abrupt departure greatly upset the salvage hearings judge Sir James Cochran. In a stinging criticism Judge Cochran said, the conduct of the salvors in going away has in my opinion been most reprehensible and may probably influence the decision as to their claim for ration- for their services. With, the day Gratias crew gone flood turned his attention to an alternative theory if he couldn't pin foul play on Morehouse and Devoe, he could pin it on the Mary Celeste. O. J H Winchester. Fled believe that winchester could have conspired with Captain Benjamin Briggs to commit insurance fraud. The owner might have convinced his captain to abandon the ship in order to collect the money but there are many things wrong with this theory. For one Captain Briggs wouldn't have brought his family on board if he knew he was going to abandon the ship. And second the value of the Mary Celeste Insurance Policy was far less than the amount they stood to make if they completed the job. But fled couldn't give up the idea that there was foul play involved in the Mary Celeste crew's disappearance. He refused to believe natural causes could be involved. So, on the same day, that.
"celeste" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"Fergie broaders, Attorney General. Frederick. Solly. Flood Friday. December. Thirteenth eighteen seventy two who lived up to its bad reputation. It was the day as ship called the Mary Celeste docked in Gibraltar. The American trade vessel was brought in by thirty six year old Oliver devoe first mate on the British. Brig. Dig routier. Just nine days earlier. divo- and his crewmates discovered the Mary Celeste drifting aimlessly in the Atlantic Ocean. DIVO-. End Day gratias captain. David Morehouse salvage the Mary Celeste which appear to have been abandoned by its crew. But when they brought it into Gibraltar to file a salvage claim attorney general flood refuse to believe that a perfectly good ship had simply been abandoned. All of the ship's records, the cruise personal possessions and a vast supply of provisions were found on board. Mary Celeste Captain Benjamin Briggs His wife Sarah their daughter Sophie and seven crew members had seemingly vanished without a trace. Flood was determined to find out the truth behind their disappearance. But the degrade is crew couldn't help. There was no indication of where the people aboard the Mary Celeste had gone. And so the attorney general had no other choice than to believe that foul play had taken place on board. The ship was rather valuable and it seemed extraordinarily lucky that the. You just so happen to come upon it with the crew nowhere to be found. Flood was sat on proving that some sort of violence took place aboard the Mary Celeste. And his main suspect where the very same people that brought her to. Port. Welcome to unexplained mysteries a podcast original. I'm your host Molly and I'm your host Richard in life. There's so much. We don't know. But in this show we don't take we don't no for an answer. Every Tuesday and Thursday we investigate the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth. You can find episodes of unexplained mysteries and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. To stream unexplained mysteries for free on spotify, just open the APP and type unexplained mysteries in the search bar. This is our final episode on the Mary Celeste an American trade ship that became infamous in eighteen seventy two after all aboard disappeared somewhere in the Atlantic. Ocean. Last episode we covered the Mary Celeste bumpy history and the stories of those on board the ill-fated voyage including Captain Benjamin Briggs. We also discussed how the Mary Celeste was found abandoned in the Atlantic ocean by the day gratia and the legacy she's left behind over one hundred years later. This episode, we'll investigate a few theories of what really happened to the ten people aboard the Mary Celeste Life at sea was dangerous and it's possible that the Mary Celeste was the victim of foul play. The Mary Celeste was newly restored and found mostly intact leading many to believe that the cause of the disappearance must have been violence of some sort. But maybe she wasn't in as good of shape as she seemed. We have all that and more coming up stay with us. You know his name but not his past. HBO's Perry Mason Starring Emmy Winner Matthew Reese Airs Sundays at nine PM, and you can also stream it on HBO. Max..
"celeste" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"The extra cargo room meant extra profits not to mention. She was designed to be a TAB faster, which meant more trips. All the Mary Celeste needed was a new captain and winchester found one in thirty seven year old. Benjamin. spooner breaks. Briggs had been attracted by the expansion of the cabins which allowed him to bring his wife and small daughter on trips. He was also able to buy a one third interest in the ship which would help him get closer to retirement. By October of eighteen seventy, two winchester had found the newly redesigned Mary Celeste her first job. She would haul seventeen hundred barrels of alcohol from New, York to Genoa Italy with Captain Briggs at the helm. On November seven eighteen seventy two captain briggs his wife, Thirty Year Old Sarah. Their. Two year old daughter, Sophia and seven crewmen set sail from New York. To Winchester, the extensive restorations and change in ownership symbolized a fresh start. But still she had troubled past and history was bound to repeat itself over the Atlantic. Coming up, we dive into the tragic past, of Captain Briggs, the man who captain the doomed Mary Celeste. This episode of unexplained mysteries is brought to you by simply safe simplisafe was designed to be easy to use. So protecting your whole home twenty, four seven has never been simpler. You can order it online with the click of a button. Once the box arrives all you have to do is placed the sensors, plug it, and then your home is protected around the clock I. Really liked that the device is attractive and clean looking. It talks to you in a soothing voice as you go through the. Which helped me to get it up and running quickly and with their twenty four, seven, professional monitoring and emergency response starting at just wants a day. It's no wonder simply safe was named best overall home security twenty, twenty by us, news and World Report. Simply safe has definitely.
"celeste" Discussed on Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
"Wasn't drinking it, but it is very possible that as the ship nears the Azores, and the weather gets warmer, the gases in the liquor heat up, expand and cause a rumble in the hold, and if there was some sort of shaking from below and Briggs felt it, it would have seen as if the barrels. Barrels and the ship itself were about to explode. Biz would explain so much why the entire crew left in such a hurry why they didn't take any of their valuables why there was no indication of lowered lifeboat, the might have just tossed the boat over and jumped, but who knows if they even would have landed in it versus falling in the open, water. But there's a big problem even with this theory later research shows that the temperatures recorded over the Atlantic during that period weren't hot enough to cause any changes to the alcohol at all. So in two thousand, seven, a documentary by the Smithsonian Channel takes another stab at the mystery of the Mary Celeste. When reviewing the ships logs, the research team noticed discrepancies between the recorded locations in the logs, and the amount of time and. Would have taken to sail from place to place even with storms see. Use. These things called chronometers to navigate their roots. Something kind of like a C- combat that also helps them track time and distance. Any normal ship in the nineteenth century is probably carrying anywhere from three to twenty of them at any given time, but no chronometer was bound on board the Mary Celeste and the owner J H. Winchester stated that she'd only ever had one. So, that one chronometer could have broken, and toward the end of November, there might have been a few days. Were Briggs thought that he was closer to the as ours and he actually was. And Briggs realized he was lost. Then at the first sight of Land November twenty fifth, he might have decided to lead his team by life boat to the island of Santa Maria, if only just to look for help and figure out what was going on, but still this doesn't entirely fit for me I. Mean Briggs took whole family and the crew on a lifeboat. No valuables. I mean not even. Even, the ship's logs, the very thing that he would need help with the documentary does say that Briggs worries might have been compounded if the crew had been constantly pumping out water from the hold, which given the amount of water that was found below deck seems likely, but I still don't buy that. Briggs would abandon the ship entirely, so what if he actually meant to get back on board? In his book, Ghost Ship Brian. Hicks proposes the idea that Briggs in his crew had gotten off the ship by lifeboat, but that they hadn't taken any of their things with them because they had intended to return. Here's what we already know. There was some water accumulated in the basement. And it's likely that there was dust leftover in the pipes from construction, which would have created a sword of sludge that would have made it hard to pump. We also know that Briggs was carrying over a thousand barrels of industrial alcohol on board, and that nine of the barrels arrived empty. Turns, out BS nine barrels were made from different kind of Oak than the others and oak that was far more porous meaning that the hall probably leaked out now the smell of industrial alcohol likely methanol formaldehyde would have had severe effects on Briggs and his crew and we're not just talking about discomfort. We're talking about headaches. Nausea, even possibly hallucinations I mean it's a very nasty spell. Briggs probably should have recorded this in the ship's logs, but he could have been so drained from the weather and taking care of his crew, and his family that he recorded only the bare minimum. Theoretically all the crew would have had to do is just pump it out along with the accumulated water, but any of that sludge that was in the palms, might have made this a bit difficult and more importantly, even if they had been able to pump it out, the fumes likely still would have hung around in the air and remember. The Mary Celeste went through like three weeks of just nonstop bad weather, there was no possible way that they could even open everything up so for three weeks. They would have had to deal with that smell until November twenty fifth when Briggs finally sees his first day. Day of good weather, knowing the clear skies might not last for long. Briggs probably rushes his crew into opening up all of the windows and doors, and hatches and pumps as much water as possible. It turns out that the ship did leave port with a lifeboat, so say Briggs decides that he's going to have his crew and family. Take it out for an hour or two while they air out the ship, but he needs to keep it attached to the main ship, so he uses the Mary Celeste Peak Halyard that rope typically moves the main sail, and is the strongest and longest on the ship. If the weather did change. Briggs could simply pull on the rope and bring them back in. But according to meteorological reports, the weather on November twenty fifth changes quickly over the afternoon, gusts of winds blow through the Azores and storm sits heavy over the horizon. So Briggs, probably tries to pull himself back in as the ship rashes in the distance, but the one thing that hadn't been retrofitted on the ship when Winchester bought, it was the rigging, including the exact rope that they're using as their lifeline remember the day gratia crew had found the peak halyard broken, but they hadn't thought much of it at the time when the Mary Celeste took off with the wind, the lifeline probably broke off, which is why it looked like there had been no rope to lower the lifeboat into the water, and this would leave Briggs his family and his crew out in the open water with no way to get back to their ship. We don't know exactly what happens next, but we can assume that lost losted sea. They had little food or water, and would have drifted to their deaths as the Mary Celeste sailed away. They could have made it to shore maybe and just stayed on Santa. Maria is end, but you'd think that someone would have known that they'd survived. Now we can be pretty certain that they did all leadership in the lifeboat, and the smell is the best theory we have for why it's the only thing that explains why they took nothing with them. But even this it still doesn't explain everything of course neither their bodies, nor the lifeboat wherever found and mean when you go back and read the log entries from the ship. It really doesn't seem as if anything was wrong. Like surely they would have some kind of record of this horrible smell that was causing an entire crew, debilitating nausea, and clearly something did go terribly wrong something. That happened so quickly and ferociously that the crew didn't have time to even consider taking food or water. Now you could still debate pirates or giant squids, mutiny or UFO's, but the see might be a place for myths and monsters. There's something far more frightening about a boat drifting aimlessly in the open water especially when we may never know the story behind why she was..
"celeste" Discussed on Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
"Try. They're still no good answers as to the crew's disappearance I. Mean it's so strange that it even forces people to consider another option that might seem a bit outlandish and listen. I know this sounds a little bit absurd, but sightings of large sea monsters have been reported for centuries for. The Ocean is a scantily explored environment. I mean we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the ocean floor. Scientists even estimate that ninety one percent of species in the ocean have yet to be classified ninety one percent, so when ancient myths and fairy tales spoke violent man, eating sea monsters, sure there was probably some element of exaggeration, but certainly part of it could have stemmed from real encounters and consider this in. In sixteen thirty eight, a massive seized was actually spotted off the coast of Gloucester Massachusetts and in eighteen forty eight, the crew of a ship called the H. Ms. Data lists reported a similar creature in the South Atlantic. Then there's the giant squid which actually does exist. In fact, the largest ever recorded was over forty three feet long longer than a full sized school bus, and certainly big enough to take down a small crew. But if the ship was attacked by a vicious creature, the violence probably would have left the Mary Celeste in greater state of ruin so tempting as it may be I think it's safe to rule out the possibility of a primordial sea beast. Of course there is one other Atlantic Ocean conspiracy theory that stands out, and we've actually even covered it before on this berry show, and that's the Bermuda Triangle if you remember airplanes and ships have a tendency to mysteriously disappear within this area I in eighteen, eighty British ship called the Atalanta in nineteen, eighteen. The US cyclops in nineteen, twenty one. A ship called the Carroll. A deering turns up, but like the Mary Celeste. The crew had disappeared and in nineteen, forty five. There was flight nineteen. Now most people say that the three points of the Bermuda Triangle are the southern tip of Florida, Puerto Rico and of course Bermuda so if that's the case, the Mary Celeste is nowhere near the triangle when her crew disappears, but the borders do tend to vary some extend the triangle to almost three times that size which would include the cruise last recorded position. We talked about UFO's and the lost city of Atlantis in the flight nineteen episode, but there's another possible explanation for the Bermuda Triangle that we didn't talk about. It could may be explained what happened to the Mary Celeste? It's these things called waterspouts which are basically like these big tornado esque gusts of wind and water that occur throughout the ocean, and like a land tornado they can flood ships and carry passengers off with it. I. Mean seeing one of these on the horizon would be terrifying like something out of a disaster movie. It would be enough to convince the crew into abandoning the ship for a safer location. But I find this just a little bit hard to believe because they really wouldn't have been any safer on a lifeboat, then on a bigger vessel, and they were way too far from land to swim and remember I mean there's really no other signs of extensive damage or flooding on the ship, so the Mary Celeste apparently wasn't hit by one at all so once again we are back at square one, and it is absolutely baffling and completely frustrating I mean an entire crew, the captain and his family. Vanishing into thin, air. And the one thing I can't get over like left. There is still no good explanation for why they left all their valuables why they left the ships logs and the documents, even their food behind it's likely were just snatched off the boat or saw something so terrifying that they legitimately lost their minds, but what if our answer isn't something that came from out in the ocean or from crew themselves. What if it was something that came from the ship itself. Coming up, we'll explore what probably happened to the passengers aboard the Mary Celeste? High supernatural listeners I wanted to take a quick break from our episode to tell you about a brand new audio chuck podcast that is out right now. It's called Park predators. This limited true crime series will take those of US still stuck inside unable to travel out into some of North America's most beautiful national parks, and we'll tell you about some of the most sinister crimes that happened in them here take a listen to the trailer, and then please go follow the show on spotify or wherever you get your podcast, so you can listen to the first two episodes that are out right now. In the woods, the desert and mountains, the natural world is balanced. There's predators and their spray. A vast landscape like a national park is the perfect place for a Predator. There's endless places to hide remote spots. Only a few people know how to get to and ground. No one will ever stumble across. But sometimes the breathtaking beauty of these national parks mass, the evil lurking within and both the natural environment and swarms of tourists, visiting these parks every year allow killers to blend in and go undetected. Are Predators is an eleven episode audio. Chuck Original Series hosted by me Delia de Ambra in each week starting, July seventh I'll be bringing you a new story of human predators in parklands across North America, who chose to defy nature and used beautiful landscapes around them to cover up unspeakable crimes. Subscribe to park. Predators for free on apple PODCASTS spotify or wherever you get your podcast to be sure you don't miss the first two episodes. And I'll see you in the park. And now back to the story. The first person to turn their attention below deck for answers is actually Benjamin Briggs young cousin, a man named Oliver Cobb. COBB first published his theory in one, thousand, nine, hundred twenty six. Ben Again in nineteen forty, and when he thinks about what's below deck. He's not thinking about the three and a half feet of accumulated water found by the day gratia, but the cargo itself remember that at the time of her fateful voyage, the Mary Celeste was carrying over a thousand barrels of industrial. All. Now, we've already talked about how the crew probably.
"celeste" Discussed on Far Side Chats
"Welcome to our episode where sleepy. kind of sleepy oxide leading looking it is. Very sleep weather e. Yes, which is in fact, a word I dare everybody to look it up in webster, Miriam. You'll find nothing the you will find nothing. Oh my goodness gracious. You know what I saw today. Tell me I saw a ribbon seal a what a ribbon! Ill like I didn't see person okay I was. But. It's basically like an ill. That looks like. Do you know the Lizzie McGuire? where she has the ribbons. Yes and everyone thinks that she's just like amazing at it or whatever yes, like the Olympic ribbons? Yes, just? That's what they look like. What's, but it's like it's like a Neon, blue and a neon yellow much like Dory's colors, okay? What are they called again ribbon eel. I'm looking at up. They look very majestic. Redo look just like those writing took. Rural I kind of want one. Right I mean they're face is a little scary. I didn't see their face I just saw them to. Yeah! Their faces kind of terrifying, actually here early sneeze. Okay. There it is. Oh? No no Kinda cute. I don't know it looks like if you made a v. with your thumb in the rest of your hand, I mean yeah. But a looks like snappy. Yeah, I could see that, too, but it looks like it's shocked in that picture like. that. They all look like they're shocked. Every picture of their face is like. Like. The leaves on its nose yeah thank. A love it as Literally all day. You need to see a video because honestly those are the ones where it's like. BEEN RISING RIBBON EEL. That's when I was clicking. Oh Oh does look like it looks exactly like those ribbons from Lizzie McGuire and it just. I, guess. The video that I, actually saw, and I guess I did see its face. I was just more mesmerized by its body that I. Notice is mesmerizing I mean. I could literally watch that for hours. I know like. Why can't I look away? I don't know how. I feel better knowing. Ribbon eels. And I think that our listeners should do themselves a favor Your life will be different. It's true. True. Any now why? I saw ribbon eels today I was GonNa ask, but then I was afraid to ask so I'm glad you brought it up. Well, yeah, I! Actually. Have something to do with. I mean it doesn't. It has something to do with the C.? Which is what today's episode? Okay. So I. Guess we can go ahead and jump and let's do it. Okay. Let's start with. The Star. Of the story, okay. We've got ourself Mary Celeste now Mary Celeste is a two hundred eighty two ton brigantine which. Is a big boat apparently. Okay. nuking she didn't know what a Brigantine is. It's about. I did not. Think, you, for clarifying, yes, so I think Santa, Maria. anyways, so it's like those ships, okay. In these times. So, we have the ship. Mary Celeste Right. Right November seventh eighteen seventy two. This ship leaves from New York Harbor to make it to Genoa. Italy. And No, it's not a genova. which is what I originally thought when I was typing it? would be very exciting for those of us. Who are into the Princess Diaries? I was very excited for a moment. I was like I thought it was. And I know there anthem so yeah. It's a great anthem and there really is a pair so yeah. We. Know that, too. We should just visit yeah. Anyway on this ship. 'cause you know you have to have people on ship to get it places right of course gently. Captain a captain who was Benjamin s bigs. Okay wife Sarah. Their two year old Sophia. And there were eight crew members so like. Eleven people total. Okay so not very many people on a big boat cracked which I also found interesting. I guess it wasn't like I. Don't know. The pictures that I. saw looked like it was a big boat and you would need. A lot of people on it. Right, didn't I don't know. What type of boat was it like? 'cause I guess I'm envisioning like the titanic, which is a passenger ship. It sounds like not no, it's Like, a cargo ship basically. Okay well, that makes sense then to have eleven, people yeah. Okay. Are Still, pretty big boats. But I guess they're hauling things. Yes, so you don't really be like. Yeah, you don't really need people to like. Help out, with Guests. Right basically. We've got eleven. People on this Mary Celeste, boat. And they're on. Their way to Genoa. Italy no crime. That was November seventh. On December, fifth, which is. A little less than a month later. Mary Celeste was found full sail and Adrift About Four Hundred Miles East of the as Ores Islands, and there was no side of the captain. or his family. Of the crew! Yes. Yes. And aside from several feet of water in the hold. which is like the basement of boat? England there was a missing wife Bo. The ship was basically damaged and. It was loaded with six months worth of food and water. Will like. that. Yeah! So like they wouldn't just abandoned ship for any.
Remote ID for Drones: FAA Names 8 Technology Partners
"FAA has announced Eight organizations that are going to be working on the drone remote ide- process. Now if you remember in the FAA reappropriation Bill in the fall of twenty eighteen A few things came out. There was a push in that for some sort of Remote ID process. There's push for making it clearer and more I duNno heftier expansions for a hobbyist pilots. And so we also have those type of conversations going on now and so under if we look at. What's going on through that bill from twenty eighteen? A lot of this is just now getting to the point where the planning process is is really getting underway and so the FAA named Celeste Airbus Map Amazon Intel One sky. Skyward t mobile and wing as the companies that are going to be working with the FAA. And of course with each other hopefully on the remote ID technology Aspect kind of curious to see how this is going to interact and tie into what Nasr's already been working with or working on So we'll see how that goes I. It's interesting who they chose Lena. For example T. mobile as opposed to. At which arguably at and T. Is a bigger network that you'd be tapping into and there's not as many Drone manufacturers on there. I would have expected but you know. Yeah I mean Airbus. Of course you've got the whole were an actual company that makes these four planes type of situation So I get that air map. Drone company sky one skyward thrown companies Amazon in theory going to be one of the largest users Intel core technology And actually I think. At and T. And Verizon would think themselves perhaps above this to apply to be part of this group so I I'm not surprised by T mobile being on the list well and and you know keep. It mobile won't exist soon. So was the other way around when I thought spur doesn't really matter but the point is all that space no pun intended is changing Even as we speak in it's interesting to see who they've chosen You know it would be nice to know why but we'll see what the outcome is. That's important thing. They never tell us. Why
Nolan #3 - Insomnia / Blow the Man Down / True History of the Kelly Gang
"From Chicago. This is film spotting. I'm Adam Kanner and I'm Josh. Larsen can't be easy to keep working after three days. No sleep to keep focus. You're seeing things yet. Cause little flashes tricks alight that's Robin Williams with Al Pacino in Christopher Nolan's insomnia from two thousand and two as the follow up to his mind. Bending breakout hit. Memento insomnia struck some at the time as a frustratingly straightforward thriller. This week we continue our Nolan who've review with a fresh look plus we'll have thoughts on three new releases all available online more. Can I get up Pacino ahead? Unfilled SPOTTING Welcome to film spotting Josh. The theaters are closed. But the movies keep coming at least if you know where to look this week. We've got reviews of three new releases. Include ONE. That's definitely a golden brick. Were the debut. That's the cozy noir thriller. Blow the man down a feature debut set in Downey's main and the down under set the true history of the Kelly gang from director. Justin Kurt Sel and the high school set Sela and the spades one. You caught up with Josh Ross. Going to continue our Christopher Nolan who've review with two thousand? Two's insomnia the black sheep. Maybe of the Nolan filmography. We'll see if it does deserve that reputation later in the show first though let's talk some new movies for a change including that Australian import true history of the Kelly gang mother soldier pan. You cost me you. Can that back a child? It is already traveling. Full tilt toward the men are would become. That's from the trailer for True History of the Kelly gang which is available to rent ondemand this weekend. The director is Justin Kerr. Zal who previously made twenty eleven the snow town murders than in two thousand fifteen. He did Macbeth. Which starred Michael Faster and Marion Cotillard? All three of them re teamed for two thousand sixteen assassin's creed now. Kelly gang is set in colonial Australia. Where Kelly and his group of anarchists violently rebel against their British rulers nineteen. Seventeen George MCI plays Ned Kelly. The film also stars Russell. Crowe Nicholas Holt Thomasson. Mackenzie and Charlie Hunnam so strong. Cast their Adam. You're able to get an early look at this one before. It's on demand release. Did the cast live up to. Its Promise House the film in general some of it definitely did in terms of the cast. This is actually my first. Kerr Zal film. Haven't seen any of the other three that you mentioned despite the fact that Michael Fast Bender has been in those two that you mentioned and I'm always down for Good Shakespeare Adaptation. I can't compare obviously this film the Kelly Gang to his adaptation of Macbeth specifically but there is a lot of the Scottish play in his telling of Ned Kelly. Se Davis from our beloved. The Baba Duke plays his mother in this film and she is not someone to cross. She's domineering she's vengeful. It's born from years of oppression as a woman and as an Irish woman living under English rule in Australia. You hear her in the trailer. Seda a young Ned. You're a man. Now you go out and show the world. This isn't a gentle mother's encouragement. It's an order and like Macbeth himself. As ned gets closer to his fate the matter he gets and that unhinged hallucinatory spirit is. What colonel taps into visually think about the late nineteenth century? We get in. John Hill coats the proposition as a counterpoint. This is not that at all. This is realism clashing with fantasy to the point where there are times in certain sequences and shots. Josh especially a recurring motif of a man riding a horse. That feels more like more door than the Bush way outside Melbourne. And so I've dropped Macbeth. I've dropped Lord of the rings throw in the assassination of Jesse James by the Coward. Robert Ford and the pop aesthetic of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Except with punk instead and you get some sense of what watching the true history of the Kelly. Gang is really like which may sound really amazing to you and other people. Yeah I'm I'm hooked so far. Yeah it's definitely a lot and honestly it was a little bit too much for me. Wants so much to be this fiery sneer. That doesn't conform do conventional biography and it's full of these big ideas about colonialism and storytelling and masculinity and challenging gender and sexual norms. The gang the Kelly gang actually wears dresses for me. It's just all too much of a performance of assault to really embrace and actually MCI is part of it. He's a really intriguing presence and has an unsettling physicality that he definitely brings to this role. A presence was kind of all he was in nineteen seventeen. That's kind of by the design of that film and I haven't read anything about his performance but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that he went really method here that he he went so deep. And as I said there's there's an intensity to it there's a real physicality to it but he's burrowed so deep into it. So deep into Ned Kelly psyche that he never emerges for me and I can appreciate the audacity of what Kerr's doing here and his. I our first shot of young. Ned actually is him peering through a slit in his makeshift home while his mother is engaged in a sex act with a paying customer. That's a British officer played by Hunnam and then later at the end it is big showdown with authorities. He's wearing iron over his head for protection. With the sliver is is that matches that exact same point of view so crucial knows what he's doing absolutely and he does have a really game cast Russell. Crowe shows up for a little bit in this movie. And there's a lot of fun as outlaw. Who Basically pays for? He buys a young Ned as an indentured servant to teach him the trade. And I really like Nicholas Holt. In this movie. He shows up maybe about midway through as a really charming despicable and entitled English constable. Who BEFRIENDS NED in the family? Until the family decides that they're not going to subjugate themselves to him like he expects everyone to do so some juicy fund performances here and crystals definitely doing allot as I said in terms of the filmmaking sounds like there might even be a little bit of animal kingdom in there too with the mother son Dynamic and of course the Australians setting so I. I'm intrigued by those comparisons. We'll we'll have to see if the catch up with if it works a little bit better for me. The True History of the Kelly gang is available to rent on demand right. Now the new one you caught up with Josh is called Sela and the spades the directing debut of Theresa Poh. It had its debut back in January at Sundance and it came to Amazon prime. This past weekend in your letterbox review you wrote any movie that mixes the DNA of mean girls. Brick and schooldays has my attention. We're all over the place with our references in this show so far. Tell me more. Yeah this this could be a lazy short and in some ways doing this exercise. But I think it's it is really helpful in this case because those are great films with distinct styles each trying to do something that maybe you hadn't quite seen before done in that way and mixing it all together is really exciting. That also puts a ton of pressure on a relatively small film like Sela and the spades and so I don't know if it's the sort of pressure this movie can entirely bare but I like that. All of these elements are in here that the basic scenario is selling. The speights takes place at an elite boarding school and we follow the illicit dealings and also the the relationships among various student factions there called and each of these factions. They're essentially like criminal gangs. So Sela played by Lovey Simone. She runs the drug-dealing spades. And you know there are maybe some Macbeth Lady Macbeth specifically comparisons to make here in her ambition and the way she holds grip on power. She does take an underclassmen under her wing. But as we come to learn you know it may not be the most altruistic reasons that underclassmen played by Celeste O'Connor now both of those performances are really strong by Simone and O'Connor There are some good supporting turns to. I could see this being one of those smaller. First films where two or three of the actors in them and this happened with mean girls as well right pop up in later films and you really see what what great talents. They have their There's also the whole criminal element calls on brick of course that this is going on among high schoolers beneath the adults is. It's kind of amazing. How little the adults have to play in in this world And then there are some really striking flourishes by PLO as director. And here's where some of the the school days Spike Lee school days comparisons come in because Sela is also the head of the spirit squad for the school and they have a direct address to the camera routine just about what. It's like to be a seventeen year old
"celeste" Discussed on Crimes of Passion
"After Steve's death Seles first phone call was into his three children it was to his banker she left left him a message telling him that Steve was dead. She demanded access to his bank accounts but Seles soon discovered that her financial situation Shen was not as straightforward as. She'd hoped it would be. She was not entitled to Inherit Steve's Fortune Outright Steve's will only allowed for her her to receive a monthly stipend dispense from a trust fund. She was advised that she could expect an allowance of fifteen thousand dollars per month for Celeste. This was not enough. She tried several times to persuade the bank officials operating the trust to give her more money at one point. She even claimed that she had breast cancer and needed to pay for treatment when this didn't convinced the trust administrators. Celeste screamed at them promising to cut off her breast and mail it to them. As payback Seles became increasingly unhinged as time went on and the bank continued. Continue to refuse to pay more money in mid February of two thousand a few weeks. After Steve's death celeste sat her twin daughters down and asked if they'd make a suicide pact with her. If things got too difficult in previous years Celeste Celeste frequently expressed suicidal aviation. Her behavior was not unsurprising given her diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. One two thousand eight study led by Psychiatrists Juve Areas A hair Paul S. links and eleanor. Lou found that between sixty and seventy the eight percent of borderline personality disorder. Patients have shown suicidal behaviors however while Celeste frequently spoke of harming herself this was the first time she brought up. The idea of killing. Her daughters terrified. The girls changed the subject. The escalation collation may have been brought on by the intense stress. Celeste was under money wasn't the only thing contributing to her worries. She was obsessed with what now had become a murder. Investigation into Steve's death tracy still face charges for aggravated assault but had not yet been charged with murder order. Her attorney was working with prosecutors in hopes of arranging some kind of deal tracy told him about Seles involvement in the murder and her lawyer suggested that she might testify against the last in exchange for a lesser charge. Despite his negotiations tracy remained adamant that she would not turn on. Celeste but still celeste worried on February eleventh two two thousand two days before Seles celebrated her thirty seventh birthday and desperate to get away from Austin she approached on a goodson a friend who worked as a receptionist at the Nail Salon Seles frequented on a whim. Celeste invited Donna on a trip to the Houston Rodeo. The women's spend the night drinking in an partying the next day instead of returning home they drove east to Lake Charles Louisiana to go gambling on the drive over Seles confided in Donna that she was terrified. The police considered her a suspect in her husband's death. She lived in constant constant. Fear about what Tracy might reveal to the investigators. She remarked that it would be easier if tracy were gone. She openly wondered how much it might cost to get rid of her Donna new. Celeste was wealthy and saw a way to make some money out of her desperation. She told Seles that she knew a hitman named Modesto who worked for the Mexican mafia for five hundred dollars. He could get rid of Tracy. The hitman didn't exist. Donna had made him up but leader. That night Celeste stopped at an ATM and took out five hundred dollars. First handing it over to Donna to pay modesto. Donna pocketed the money. The woman returned to Austin on February fourteenth. Celeste insisted on driving past tracey's house pointing it out to Donna. So she could Rela- The address to Modesto. She seemed seemed relieved that the problem would soon be taking care of but a few days later. Celeste Call Donna Frantic and manic. She said she we knew people were gossiping about her. At the Nail Salon. Were Donna worked. She suspected her nail technician. Kim Chandler was talking behind her back accusing accusing her of being involved. In Steve's murder she asked on to give her a ride to the Salon and called Christina asking her nineteen year old daughter to meet meet her there. Christina expected an angry screaming match. Seles usual theatrics. But when Donna and Celeste arrived and Dan Celeste saw Kim standing outside in the parking lot. Smoking a cigarette. She pulled a butcher knife out of her purse and ran to confront the nail technician and terrified. Kim Fled Christina. Donna managed to grab Celeste and tried to pull the knife out of her hands but but before they could get the knife away Seles Slice Christina across the knee and stabbed herself in the forearm. Christina took her mother to the emergency room or Celeste claim the whole thing had been an accident following this incident. Seles attorney suggested she check into Timber Lan Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas where she and Tracy had been roommates the previous year. Celeste agreed to seek treatment but before leaving she asked on again about the contract. On tracey's life. Donna told her that Modesto had pulled doubt but she knew another hitman that could complete the job. This one would require a ten thousand dollar payment. Celeste Throat Donna. At check and told her that she expected the job to be done by the time she returned from timberline. She went to Dallas feeling hopeful. She believed that once Tracy was dead the police would have no case against her. It didn't occur to Seles that Tracy wasn't the only person who posed a threat. Her daughters were growing increasingly suspicious of her erratic behavior and after months of silence they were finally ready not to speak up up next. Celeste rages against Jennifer and Christina as they attempt to take a stand stand against their mother now back to the story in late March of two thousand thirty seven year old. Celeste speared checked herself into a psychiatric hospital in Dallas. She was under an enormous amount of stress terrified that she might be implicated in the murder of her husband. Spend Steve. She had good reason to be worried. She had actively plan Steve Shooting with her lover forty two year. Old Tracy Tarleton after the murder Tracy and Celeste continued to stay in touch through phone calls and occasional meetings when they spoke tracy. racy vowed never to turn on Celeste. She told her lawyer. I pulled the trigger. And I'm taking the fall. I don't want Celeste involved. Nevertheless Seles didn't trust Tracy's loyalty in fact. She had talked to her friend on goodson about hiring a Hitman to kill Tracy. Donna didn't actually hire anybody. She just pocketed so less money and pretend to find someone for the job. A Mexican mafia man named Modesto Celeste Daughter Christina was perplexed by her mother sudden. Close friendship with Donna. She wondered why Celeste was suddenly writing. Donna checks for thousands of dollars for years. Steve had been there to to try to regulate Celeste. Excessive spending with him Gone Christina felt it was now her responsibility to get things under control while Seles was in the psychiatric hospital. She and Christina exchanged several heated phone calls. She wanted answers about Celeste payments to Donna but Seles refused to give them when Christina threatened to talk to Donna herself. Celeste worried her murder. For hire plot would unravel she checked out of the hospital asking her other daughter Jennifer to pick her up and drive her back to Austin on the Dr Jennifer recalled her mother saying I am so angry I could physically kill Christina. Jennifer was terrified that Celeste meant it once she drops the less at home. She warned Christina to stay away. The nineteen year old twins stayed with with their boyfriends families while they discussed breaking ties with their mother. It was a difficult decision. Psychiatrists Murcia SIROTTA has noted. Did that children typically blame themselves for what goes wrong in the parent child relationship rather than holding our parents accountable for how they treat us. We take responsibility for what happened and then try to change ourselves in order to finally win the love. They've been withholding Jennifer and Christina. China had spent years trying to please Celeste. They did almost everything she asked. Christina later said I'm not strong enough to say no go to her but by the spring of two thousand they had reached a breaking point. They finally recognized that. Celeste was a danger danger to them. When the twins didn't return home Seles Call Jennifer and Christina repeatedly repeatedly over the next few days she screamed at them over the phone and left enraged voicemails Jennifer later called her mother's behaviour behavior violent and scary? The girls were terrified for their safety. Jennifer's boyfriend Christopher began carrying a knife with him. I'm at all times for protection. Christina started recording all the phone conversations. She had with her mother. She wanted to have evidence of her mother's abuse abuse in one conversation. Celeste chastise Christina for prying into her relationship with Donna Christina. Couldn't couldn't understand why this made her mother so upset until Celeste reveal the reason she wrote Donna a check she told Christina. I hired a hit man to kill Tracy. The words terrified Christina. IFS Alaska turn on Tracy who loved her unconditionally. Really she could turn on any of them after that Christina and Jennifer stopped responding to their mothers calls and cut cut off all contact. They couldn't protect Celeste any longer..
"celeste" Discussed on Crimes of Passion
"Due to the graphic nature of these crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of violence sexual abuse and suicidal idealization. In that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen. Eighteen year old Christina Beard Grimly trudged through the psychiatric hospital. She stopped at the door to a small room and took a deep breath before entering. She never knew what to expect her. Mother Celeste sometimes acted bubbly and energetic like a teen herself but when when she was in a bad mood everything changed she screamed and threw things sometimes. She hurt herself. Eighteen year old Christina was terrified of her and for her this time when Christina crossed the threshold her mother smiled brightly in good spirits. Christina breathed a sigh of relief and took it by your bedside. Celeste chattered about her day therapy p the nurses and of course tracy her new friend. She couldn't stop talking about Tracy. How smart and funny she was this Christina thought? It was strange how close the two women had become in just a few days and she herself was strange. She was intense in high strung. And she followed Celeste around like a lapdog. It was almost obsessive. Christina wondered if the two women's should be spending so much time together when they were supposed to be focused on getting themselves healthy but she knew better than to question her mother. Any criticism was likely to set. Celeste off so Christina remained silent. The friendship was probably harmless. And in any case Ace Celeste would soon be released. They probably never see Tracy Tarleton again but she was wrong and months later Christina would realize that her family's nightmare was only just beginning..
Borderlands 3: First Impressions
"Way I would some borderlands three again based on the time. I've played at Safar so my impressions not a review. Do you like borderlands and are you hungry for more borderlands. If yes you are going to love I love borderlands three. It'll probably be your game of the year. Are you borderland curious and haven't played any borderlands go by borderlands borderlands two it is dirt cheap looks great with all the you know buy it on the current console with like the HD pack. They've released for xbox one X or the P. C. There there is so much content attached to that game that is cheap. I think part of game pass at one point where it was free. Maybe maybe it is game passers xbox Games with Gold. Go play that and save yourself some money and if you love it then go get borderlands three it will also be cheaper. Cacao article on their impressions Russians because a quarterly like it's like the difference between being excited about AAA come into your small town in choosing to go in choosing to go to Poland a big city. If that's what you like go for it but has anyone told you about your options and then later in the article mostly borderlands three feels like a game that doesn't have a whole lot ought to prove it has piles of guns in a rude attitude in little people to shoot because hey isn't that funny question. Mark and I feel like again. If you love borderlands you'll love this game. I enjoy the moment to moment I liked the run and gun streaky gunplay of Borderlands and I'm always moving and guns and powers and explosions and hundreds of enemies and all this stuff happening. I think is is exciting. to me the the biggest net other than it isn't it doesn't feel new to me doesn't take pushing me in any a new way with so many games have in the last two years. I guess I've been spoiled by maybe the last three years of credible games but I find the humor which has always been hit and miss and borderlands to be to be more miss now than it ever has in. Maybe that's just because it's it feels the same if you'll stagnant ignorant but like claptrap was funny and now it's still claptrap like I get it. I don't no I don't I don't. I don't know if I needed Chris Hardwick and his underwear. I don't find that today. I didn't need that. I don't need a a large breasted woman telling me like where are you looking honey and then like wiggling bright. That's me that again my baggage. I I have a bag so big. It has to be checked. You know like I'm not not caring and and it's hard line to walk as a comedian myself. I know that I miss you know. I have jokes that miss.. I have jokes at a room will love and one person will I hate and it will ruin their evening. You know what I mean like. Comedies hard art is hard and I think the to flip that the praise as the glass half full version of that is Kudos to borderlands pun intended for sticking to their guns. This is borderlands borderlands and it had the large fan base and I think they're going to be very happy by it. I wish that it was doing something a little different different. I'm happy you you kind of stepped into that and broke that part of the conversation 'cause I was GonNa ask you what you felt about some of that because I had seen gene you know of course we're we're in the industry were paying attention to the way that folks are talking about his both on the consumer and on the reviewing and in media side of that and and I found it really interesting that most of the SCUTTLEBUTT that came out of the initial impressions and reviews talked about the humor kind of I feeling out of place in the way that we are thinking about society and thinking about the conversation that we want to be having in terms of low brow quote unquote quote lowbrow humor and things like that and it was interesting because I was dislike of two minds in a in a didn't know where to land especially in mind you my own baggage is coming from from conversations around the latest Chapelle a special and now this information coming out about these new folks on the SNL coming up so I was in a weird space when it came to what the game is going to be bringing to to the table in terms of its comedy in its narrative and it's one of those things where I see where a lot of folks are coming from when they're just like it doesn't hit. It feels like it's it's it's punching down or not even punchy down to just feels cheap in a Lotta ways and I'm in a space now where like I. I don't mind the jokes being cheap. I feel like you kind of need sometimes a space to have a cheap joke oak flooring at me and throwing poop at me and giving me money. It's funny like yes. Does it get repetitive but yes cheap silly dumb jokes. Are they work. There's a place to present a place for them totally. Ns and that's my thing was like it felt like at least in some of the reviews and stuff that was coming out super early. There was a little bit of nose in the air ness coming from from Santa those pieces which I totally get and I appreciate the fact that people are thinking about it in these ways but I also didn't go into borderlands any of the borderlands games with any expectation that it wouldn't be anything but that I feel like. That's the difference between the okay. I'm coming from with it and wears landed for some of the folks who are kind of been reviewing it and some of the more shared information. It's Kinda. Come out like I know it's not gonNA BE SMART. Brain outweigh even though borderlands to with with with Tina. I thought in their secondary deal see the stuff that came out afterward. There was like all the D- that came out for leagues that stuff was done really well. It was it was pretty smart in a way that they kinda played off of some some of some of the other characters in it but I'm not looking. I'm not going into borderlands three to to figure out if someone's going to have their magnum opus of like really interesting things things to say it's going to be our humor is going to be really stupid. Them not not really high brow stuff. I'm not going to be thinking real hard. After playing man game even be like that was a really profound thing that Ellie said while she told me not to look at her breasts in place so it was a little bit of a little bit taken back by the idea that that was going to be a place for those things to be in this game with these characters from the studio that already put out three games that were doing this stuff so yeah. I think that's a good point. My kind of thoughts back to it are one going into it knowing what is going to be. You're expecting acting something. Does that make it okay or is the fact that the default is bad a larger a problem of our society today like Oh. I know this is going to be. It's it is what it is like. Just the assumption that we're gonNA objectify blister Blah Blah Blah whatever and again I'm there are far more greatest examples in borderlands. I'm getting a hundred one-star I tunes reviews is longer talk but I think there's something and as a gender stripe man I realize I am the problem. I am the villain and every horror movie I I understand and I prefaced it by saying I am not pushing for you know What is it punch down humor in those ways. I'm just saying like the expectations yes of of people to be better when we see that their bread is buttered by doing lowbrow humor. I think that the expectations should be a little a little bit more reasonable. When it comes of course you want people to do better but also we live in? We're over honey. Boo Boo was really popular so I can't be really upset.
For Many Authors, Celebrity Book Clubs Are A Ticket To Success
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply with hundreds of thousands of titles released each and every year. How are we supposed to choose a book to read. Word of mouth is the old standby then there's media interviews book clubs and increasingly celebrity book clubs are seen as a ticket to the bestseller list. N._p._r.'s lynn neary has been investigating it all began with oprah and i want to get the whole country entry reading again those of you who haven't been reading. I think books are important. Oprah winfrey. I introduce book club on her television. Show back in nineteen ninety-six sending works by previously unknown writers shooting to the top of bestseller lists. A new version of the club was launched in twenty twelve using social media as the main platform warm now. There's a range of book clubs led by celebrities actress. Emma watson has a feminist book club. Andrew looks club is aimed in part at getting young people to read tonight. Show host. Jimmy fallon jumped on the bandwagon with his summer reads book club in today's media market. There are lots of options. Chris in mclean is a book industry analysts with end ep book scan which tracks the sales of print books at major u._s. retailers. There's a lot of types of media and entertainment that are competing for people's attention attention and so having prominent influencers recommend books is very helpful to those books reaching their audience mclean points to one of the latest entries as an example jenna bush hager's book club on the today show the next hashtag read with genetic. She's announced her august pick advantage by nicole. Dennis van kristen mclean says the first five books chosen by the read with jennifer book club saw a significant boost in their sales. We've seen gene these books overperform about five hundred percent compared to the rest of the market for fiction during that time so that's a very healthy performance. It's too soon to add the numbers for patsy patsy but author nicole dennis. Ben is excited for her books prospects. It's every writers dream. I won't lie about that is really a dream. Come true to have this happen. The expos more individuals to the patsies in our society many of those who will now read the book says dennis ben might never have been exposed to a character like patsy. She's an undocumented commended emigrant to america who leaves her child behind in jamaica to pursue her dream of fortune and romance with another woman the you know when you're writing. You not sure who you're gonna. It'd be connecting to you just know that you're writing for yourself and you're hoping that somebody gets the message and so when these people who have a platform p core books it just means means that it's going to be read widely. One of the things we really happy about is when we find a book where the sentiment of our community is. I would never have found this on my own. Sarah harden is the c._e._o. C._e._o. Of reese witherspoon media company hello sunshine harden says the hugely influential club grew out of witherspoon genuine love of books gal. She's a passionate reader and she started posting photos of books that she was writing her instagram and sometimes she post a few bucks a month and then a couple of month's regard by but that's how it happened very quickly in june twenty seventeen. The booklet was launched officially it now has one point one million followers on instagram witherspoon has pick twenty six books and according to book scan those titles sold almost seven hundred percent better than the average twenty one of her picks were fiction and they accounted for two who percent of all fiction sales during the time period witherspoon recommendation help turn one debut novelist book into a genuine phenomenon. I'm so excited it to announce the september book club pick which i just love this book it is called where the crawdads sing by delia owens where the credits seeing has sold more than one point point three million copies and has been sitting at or near the top of all bestseller lists for almost two years like many books chosen its debut novel written by a woman which sour hardens says reflects the clubs larger mission out decision and our focus with racist book club east to find and champion narratives way women are not decide characters arctic they driving the action of agency that complex they flawed and that's just the focus of our company witherspoon media company even before the club's started she. She looked books for properties to produce most notably. H._b._o.'s big little lies several of her book club picks have already been optioned for film or tv including celeste listings little fires everywhere which witherspoon will star in along with carrie washington hardens says the show has a built in audience because we've got a following wing of dedicated fans by love soliciting and they they love this bulk. I can't wait to see what what race and carrie washington do on screen for that book and if the book brings fans of the show the show is very likely to bring more readers to the book says book scans kristen mclean once that film project hits the market. There's a whole other wave again an awareness and promotion and marketing and the book again will come right back onto the bestseller lists. Mclean calls it a three hundred sixty degree deal where everyone wins celebrity author and fans lynn neary n._p._r. News washington.
"celeste" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm john taylor skinner and this is the electorate on this episode. I talk with celeste watkins hayes about her new book remaking the life her and her new book titled remaking a life celeste. What contains explores the h._i._v. aids epidemic but she explores it through the lens of women women who are able to shift their entire lives from a place of dying from aids to living with it. We open our conversation discussing a woman named dawn. She was diagnosed with h._i._v. in her early twenties and she's really had a remarkable transformation. Z. opened the book with a story of a woman named dawn right and she'd been diagnosed diagnosed with h._i._v. and which later.
Everybody rightfully hated the refs in Rockets-Warriors Game 1
"You in the leadoff spot. Following a warriors one. Oh, four one hundred win in game one of the Western Conference semis. This is the series. Everyone's been waiting for. And I feel like Dame lived up to the hype and and following game one now all of the post game discussion and all of the the soap opera that goes into. What makes the NBA great continues here on the Monday morning following James Harden's line? This is an all time line, by the way following a loss. I just want to. Fair chance. I just want them to give me a fair chance to go out. And try to win James harden who shot one less free throw the Kevin Durant did yesterday. They just didn't have it takes a village to stop James harden and takes a village to try to stop the Houston Rockets. I I'd say, Dan, Tony probably did not manage his his rotations the way he wanted to down the stretch you end up with a couple of mismatches with Steph curry being guarded by a and he not start a coach three. And then of course, all the calls about this is the feel like in the NFL we get this every couple of years where you get a new term that sort of takes over the league for a season. Or so Dave, you know, what I'm talking about next up. Dave back, by the way this week. You get these different things like member. Of course, the wildcat was a term one year gay manager was a term one year things. Just like you get a little you get comfortable with the phrase, and you continue to use it the term right now. Of course, we've had load management was a big win this year in the NBA the one we're dealing with right now. We'll last series. It was top locking with the LA clippers. And now, we're dealing with the landing spot the landing spot is now going to be the theme at least until they played team to tomorrow night. So what we're talking about is whether or not these things should be called fouls. When a joke shooter goes up comes down in a spot that maybe wasn't necessarily the same spot. He took off from and what the responsibility of the defensive player is he allowed to move laterally towards the the player who's taken the jump shot as he allowed to come down in the in a similar spot. Does the jump shooter has to contorts his body to get out of the way of the defender. And if so is that a foul, I think those are really mad. It does matter because the Houston Rockets are complaining about it. So let's let's break this down for just a minute. I wanna make a couple of points about a few things here. The Houston Rockets losing this game by four and my dantonio had coach after the game said that at halftime the officials told them. Hey, we missed four calls. We missed a handful of calls and he's saying, hey, if you're going to tell me that too that means there are free throws that we should be having right there at the low. I mean, my my. My assumption or my feeling about this is figuring tell me you miss calls. That's like an empire saying, hey, you know, what I blew a couple of those balls and strikes calls, you probably should have had a few more guys on base. When that dude hit the home run. It's almost like you've earned something here that an official has completely botched completely avoided or not called then he realizes after. Yeah. You know, maybe maybe I did sort of boxed that one. Or maybe I did make a mistake on that one in basketball that directly affects how many points you may have. It's the one game where I can put you at the line with the ball and say here's a couple of free points for your team because of the foul committed by the opposition. So the Antoni was not irate after the game. He gave a comment about we've got to look in the mirror. We've got to figure out what we can do better talking about. How he maybe? He agreed. I think with some of the media questions about whether or not nation have been on the floor at the end there with forty seconds left trailing. And he's out there guarding Steph and Steve Kerr made a comment that at this point of the season in the NBA playoffs when? You've got five guys on the floor. You just are sort of having your guys guard whoever the opposition wants them to guard because you're going to go with your best five guys. They're going to go with their best five and whoever they can guard us whoever they can guard. That's just the situation you're in at that point. Now when it comes to committing these fouls or whether or not these were fouls after the game. Whether or not you agree with what Houston's been saying that they were getting officiated differently. And I don't agree, by the way. I I'm not gonna stand here and say sit here and say that Houston had some major disadvantage in this game. I think the Dame was called pretty consistently though. I will agree that a couple of the calls. The Houston is upset about. We're probably fouls. I know people are upset with the Chris Paul won the technical foul. The first one in my mind, that's a foul the Shaun Livingston bleeping at M M B, and I got into a heated debate about fifteen minutes ago in the bullpen where I did. We did a freeze frame by frame of Chris Paul going taking the shot. You can see shod Livingston's feet come down behind Chris Paul. He's not directly. Under him. But in my mind, he's changed Chris Paul shot enough to where he's invaded his landing spot. And he's committed a foul because Chris Paul does not have the right to where he went up and came back down on now when you flop and Chris Paul did flop on that play. You lose a whole lot of credibility in my mind. If you flop I think, you should be less likely to get called you should be less likely to to to get the foul called in your favor that said, it's probably still a foul. Now, you've got players from the Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert was check it in yesterday on Twitter Jared deadly the nets a lot of players who team seasons are now over of course, watching what everybody's anticipated to be the almost the pseudo Western Conference final between the rockets and the warriors, and they were checking in and Ruediger bare said, hey, my guys in the last round against the rockets were not allowed to close out and defend that aggressively. And then Donovan Mitchell, the young guard for the jazz re tweeted and said, why don't you just give me the twenty five thousand if you've got a complaint about the refs on Twitter. Just throw the cash. My way 'cause you're probably going to get fined anyway, Jared Dudley. The nets went as far as soon as look I don't think anybody deserves to get a foul called when you flop, but that's a foul the Shaun Livingston running by people. I it's polarizing people feel differently about it believe it was a foul. The second one at the end of the ballgame. And Chris Paul gets called when he's trying to throw the ball away. I don't totally agree with that. I do think James harden might have been affected a little bit by the Klay Thompson contact at the top of the key on the the attempted three that did not go in. But you can also look at that. And just say him, and you didn't even get that good of a look at it. There was a guy right in your face. You heaved a three with multiple seconds on the clock. And did not go your way ball gets tossed out of bounds. And the rest is history. Warriors, get the the technical foul and the knock down the free throw to win it. So from the side of the of the Houston Rockets where you lose this game. You feel like it was a -ficiating in a way that was not in your favor. They've been very. It's a word. I'm looking for. They've been political with how they've gone about talking about the officials because they have not called out officials. Exactly, they have not said, hey, this guy botched this call right here. Chris Paul went as far to say, hey, I got to be better. I can't be getting tech new thousand getting ojected from the game almost putting it on himself saying I've got to be better for my teammates. Now, they're upset about the way some of these calls have gone gone down. But they're going about it in the way that the warriors went about it during the first round against the clippers. And that is to contact the league and say, hey, look at all this video that we have of Pat Beverley pushing and pulling and tugging and shoving on Steph curry, you guys have got to keep it out of it. So at the very least here, I think the rockets have now called attention or spotlighted something that is going to be a theme throughout the rest of this series. And that's that it's going to be physical. It's going to be aggressive. These benches are going to get smaller and smaller as we get near the end of this series. But this is only the beginning in my mind. This thing is not going to go away. Anytime soon, by the way, we didn't even mention the Friday night. This is how how intense game one was even mentioned, by the way warriors advanced past the first round of the Western Conference playoffs after fifty point performance from Kevin Durant. Put it out read from the clippers on Friday night warriors less than forty eight hours later, come back to oracle and the beat the rockets who are already sitting in their living room with their feet up waiting for him to get here. And and they stuck it to him. So hey last week. I made a point I made a sort of a plea to to Steve Kerr, San hey, man. You can't be playing these starters like thirty three thirty four thirty five minutes any Kevin Durant out there for forty plus last night, forty three minutes from Kevin Durant. He goes thirty five points, three assists, five rebounds. He may be the hottest streak we've ever seen him on as a member of the warriors. I say that sort of just because I I'm being a victim of the moment here with how much a Kevin Durant. Spent successful since the eight shot performance in game two of round one. When everybody kinda lost their heads, saying, hey. He's he's not locked in. He doesn't want. It that bad. I said do just like Kevin Durant. Kevin durant? And what did he say, David? Kevin Durant attacking me Celeste. I thirty five points to lead all warriors scores. He goes twelve or fifteen from the line was a great note here, by the way from Anthony Slater, saying, you know, we talked about how aggressive he's been in people want to say, well, he's dishing too much. He's not getting to the rim. Nobody said anything about that. By the way in the last five games that he's played. But Kevin Durant. Attempted fifteen free throws yesterday. He's taken seventy four this entire postseason Hughley averaged six and a half free throws a game in the regular season. He's averaging ten and a half a game right now in the postseason. He's taking over Kevin Durant right now, maybe at the prime and the peak of his career. He's making sure the warriors are going to have a damn good shot didn't back to the Western Conference. Who is he? Kevin durant? All right. We've got some great sound from yesterday's post game. We haven't even had to mention the giants getting swept out of oracle part of it was not good. Derek rodriguez. Did not have it yesterday. We'll get into some of that the sharks tied one one and their series in the as take another sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays the one team. The giants can beat the Toronto Blue Jays. The as can't figure them out swept twice in the last two weeks by that team. We got some great sound, Mike Keown, Tony Steve Kerr. And James harden, San all I'm saying is give me a chance all we're saying. Dave is give James harden a chance Draymond green was not having it with that comment
Nintendo reveals the top 10 best-selling indie titles on Switch
"The best selling Indies a list. There has been updated once again for this year over at GD. Ethan taco has this report. Indie games, make up a crucial in vibrant, part of this which is great library of games as evidenced by strays in India. Showcase the game's developer conference event today. Nintendo. Shared which indie games have so best switch up until now. What many of them are familiar faces like starting valley? A few new games have crept onto the list, including overcook to here in no particular order are the switches current all time bestselling in the games starting valley. Holland overcook to under tail dead cells, enter the gun graceful explosion machines last golf story and overcooked. So both projects on there. That's pretty impressive in interesting. Updated list, a right like I love to see dead cells on there. Like that was such a indie darling and everybody really got into it. But it was available to places right? You could go somewhere else. But as you highly portable game. That's the great thing about. The switch because it's a hybrid console. You can just pick it up. Like, I brought my switch with me because I never leave home without it. I mean just picking up a game like even overcooked to is. Great on switch, and it's great indoctrinates, great and hand-held mode. So yeah, I it's really great to see dead cells on there and Celeste and golf stories. Great. And apparently, I've never played graceful explosion machine. Johnny fix fun. It looks really cool. Another great list games. It's cool. And I'm glad that Nintendo's. Putting that out there that, you know, historically, sometimes you look at them being more guarded and more quiet about that kind of stuff. And so to put it out here and be like here it is. And I know ethan's report goes on to compare to last year list show, you jogged off who went where it's cool to see that. It's still there and things like golf story that have been around a while. Right graceful exposure machine that has been around a while. I think I remember the first in India vent. They did at GD. Awesome assume still kicking doing well. I love to see Nintendo supporting their Indies.
Chris Watts drove 45 minutes with daughters and dead wife
"There are new details in how Collorado man killed his pregnant wife and his kids serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife and their two young daughters. Last August in suburban Denver. Christopher watts reportedly Sharon graphic details. Stephen liberate, the lawyer for wife should watts family L. The Dr Phil show says they've been told that what says he strangled his wife in their home, the drove her body and their two daughters to an oilfield where he worked he smothered three-year-old Celeste with her favorite blanket, while her older sister watched then four-year-old Bela pleaded for her life at that point villa said, please. Daddy. Do not do to me. What you just did to see see the please invade the girls bodies filed in an oil storage tank. The wife buried in a
The Psychology of Circles
"You can play along at home with our first story just draw a circle simple as that grab a piece of paper and something to write with and get to it this might sound weird. But you can actually learn quite a bit about someone's background from the way they draw circle. There's actual data and science behind this. So don't worry. We're not just talking about some pseudoscience handwriting analysis kind of thing. Okay. Did you draw your circle? Well, here are a couple of fun facts. If you're American there's an eighty six percent chance that you draw your circles counterclockwise. But for people living in Japan eighty percent of people draw their circles in the opposite direction. This data comes from November twenty sixteen when Google released in AI game called quick draw. It was kind of like the game pictionary you'd start to draw something and then Google's algorithm would try. Guess what you were drawing in twenty seconds or less courts. Use data from the game to look at one hundred nineteen thousand unique circles to see how different people draw them. They found that the direction that you dry. Your circle is quote linked to geography and cultural upbringing deep-rooted and hundreds of years of written language in significant in developmental psychology. And trends in education today, unquote, the clockwise and counterclockwise patterns, probably come down to language Japanese and Chinese writing follows a strict stroke order with characters drawn from the top left in the direction of the bottom. Right. A nineteen eighty-five study showed that most people living in China druthers circles clockwise, possibly because of the clockwise strokes in semi cursive, Chinese calligraphy stroke order is so important in these countries, it can even signal your level of education on the flip side Americans are taught to draw shapes counterclockwise to prep their motor movements for what's called magic see letter formation as in the curve in the letters C G Q and oh test this out on your friends. And see what happens weirdly, my initials are c g and I just drew a circle, and I started at the bottom and did it clockwise. That's so weird. I know. Well, I I can't do it now because I'm too aware. I hope everyone knew drew a circle drew a circle before. I started talking if you dislike being cold as much as we do. Then you come to the right podcast because we have some tips from the world of physiology to help you understand how your body stays warm in the wintertime, or you know, whenever it's cold as reported by exercise physiologist, John Eric Smith for the conversation. Your blood does a lot of things while it's coursing through your body. It's carrying nutrients and oxygen and other important stuff. And it also brings heat produced in your muscles to your skin where it gets released when it gets cold around you your body moves blood to your torso to keep your vital organs warm at the same time. Your body sends less blood flow to your skin that means less heat makes it to your skin. Celeste heat gets lost here environment. This helps you hang on to your internal heat longer. You know, how you shiver and your teeth chatter when you get really cold that's because bodies cranking up your muscle activity to help you stay warm that movement actually helps you break down more nutrients to crank. Up your internal heat. People lose heat at different rates, depending on their body size body fat and metabolic activity to smaller people with less body, fat lose more heat than larger people with more body. Fat more muscle. Mass means more heat gets produced and more body fat works as an insulator. So there's less heat loss. So let's get into how you can stay warm, obviously, warm clothing as helpful like, a hat and coat and gloves. But believe it or not it's a myth that most of your heat escapes through your head. Remember how I said your blood rushes to your torso to keep in vital organs worm? Well, that's why a coat will do you a lot more good than hat. If you had to pick one of the other, you'll keep your limbs warmer. If you keep your torso warm since that'll help, you keep a steady blood flow something else, they can help you. Stay warm is being physically active doing jumping jacks or running around makes your muscles contract, which breaks down more nutrients, which dinner is extra heat, but layers of clothing and physical activity can tip the balance past what you need to offset heat loss. If that happens. Get an increase in body temperature. And your body will start sweating to try to cool down, and that's bad. Because then you'll deal with more heat laws when your sweat evaporates one more thing that can help you stay warm though, eating your body. Temperature will go up when your body is busy breaking down food. That's why if you go camping you may want to have a snack before bed. So you stay warmer while you sleep hope that helps us they warm this winter or next winter if it's warm wherever you are right now, we'll wrap up today with a trick to keep you from choking under pressure choking is the thing. Researchers have actually studied for years they've found that we perform better the more. We have to gain. But only up to a certain point when we have too much to gain. We tend to mess up. Even if we're doing something we do every day. In other words, we choke. You might get sweaty palms or even feel nauseous, but choking is mostly a mental affliction the potential reward or loss of reward distracts you from the task at hand and your performance level drops choking shows up on brain scans as heightened activity in the ventral. Stratum that's the part of your brain where you analyze risk and reward. So November twenty eighteen a team of researchers from the California Institute of technology published a study on how to change your thinking to stop from choking. They gave participants hand eye coordination tests, which came with rewards ranging from zero to a hundred dollars for successfully completing the challenge in some cases, researchers asked participants to reimagined their situation or use what's called cognitive reappraisal strategy. The reward structure didn't change, but they were told to imagine the reward amount in cash already sitting in their pocket as they perform the task, basically, they imagined they already had that reward and participants choked substantially less when they used this reappraisal trick than when they thought of themselves as striving for a prize MRI scans also showed that reappraisal reduced the amount of activity in that risk and reward focused ventral stratum. It's not a perfect fix reappraisal didn't prevent all choking. But for an easy purely mental shift. It was a surprisingly. Effective antidote. So the next time you're trying for a major reward whether it's the World Series or a lifetime supply of chicken nuggets. Just imagine. It's already yours. You're not trying to prove you deserve. Something new. You're just confirming you deserve. What you have in the first place. This ad free. Episode was brought to you by our patrons special. Thanks to Bob. Buckley, read and Emily for your support on patriot. We really appreciate it. You can support curiosity. Daily to my mom just did. She did just visit our patriotic page at patriotair dot com slash curiosity dot com. All spelled out. No amount is too small. And we've got lots of cool bonus rewards to say thanks to our patrons. One more time. That's patriot dot com slash curiosity dot com. Join us again tomorrow for the award winning curiosity daily. Learn something new in just a few minutes. I'm Cody gov, and I'm Ashley Hamer and stay curious. On the Westwood One podcast network.
PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ to link headlines, history; humor too
"PBS is launching a weekly hour long series. This fall that will link headline making stories to their historical roots PBS says the magazine format program retro report will be hosted by journalists Celeste. He'd Lee and artist Masud Olifants humorist Andy Borowitz who writes for the New Yorker magazine will contribute a weekly segment PBS's cheap programming. Executive says retro report aims to provide insights and major stories as well as correct the record and expose
How to maximize the value of flexible spending accounts
"Deadlines transaction you might wanna make for tax purposes for one thing also healthcare specifically something called flexible spending accounts, your company sets aside chunkier paycheck before taxes are taken out, and then you can use that money to pay certain medical expenses singer spending pretax dollars its way to get a bit more healthcare for your money. But FSA's were also kind of a gamble, right? Because if you don't use the money to set aside, you lose it. So with an eye firmly on the healthcare calendar. Marketplace's refinish your explains how FSA's came to be the way they are today. Maybe around this time of year, you are checking your flexible spending account, and maybe you are like first time user Celeste Smith. I had not used any my FSA up until December someone randomly mentioned it, and so she checked her balance with flexible spending account, you can sometimes carry over five hundred dollars into the next year. But for the most part if you don't use it, you'll lose it. I. Look this morning Saudi amount of money that I had in there as in all of it eight hundred dollars and within two hours. I had booked and attended a doctor appointment I have an appointment with a frames specialist later today. And then call you end up going and going out what other little things like sunscreen, and you know, what over the counter medication. Can I get with that critics of FSA's point out that you have for people who have thousands of dollars that they haven't used in December it often leads to a spike and unnecessary medical care expenditures. Rick Linquist is co author of the end of employer provided health insurance around eight percent of people leave money in their FSA's on average about one hundred and seventy two dollars their actual online stores whose sole purpose is to find ways to get people to spend their remaining money at the end of the year. So what will happen to the money? If you do not spend it what happens is it goes back to your lawyer. Paul front Ston is with the employee benefit research institute, it's to keep and they can use offset any losses, and there are losses because when you sign up for an essay, and you tell your employer to take out like twelve hundred dollars from your paycheck over the year. The employer has to make all that available on day. One of the new year before a cent has actually been taken out of your paycheck. I could say good Lasix surgery on January second Smith received on January third. Get reimbursed on the forfeit quit my job on fifth if that happens employers out, while dollars leftover money can also be used to pay for the administration of the plan. But why are there all these rules around FSA's at all what survives today is not logical because it wasn't really designed to exist. The way at now exists Dallas Salisbury is president of the long term care quality alliance. He's been in the benefits industry for almost five decades. He says FSA's started in the late. Seventies. Because a group of major employers in the country wanted to get out of paying for all of their employees health insurance the revenue act of nineteen seventy eight was passed allowing this to happen. The idea was at the time if you give people FSA's they would choose high deductible insurance plans that were cheaper for their employers in hindsight that package proved unsuccessful employees ended up demanding that employers pay most of their health insurance costs. They took the tax deductible FSA's and the government became concerned. It was losing too much tax revenue on these early FSA's. Congress came up with the use it or lose it rule in eighty six. It was purposefully put there to annoy and to limit use the IRS made rules about what expenses qualify in what don't care at it. Even more rules. You have to keep receipts fill out annoying forms. But all these years later, there is still an entire industry around using up FSA money and administering FFA. Plans and Americans are still saving money by using them. They put at least forty billion dollars into essays each year in New York. I'm sure from workplace.
Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now
"KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox, Lux, twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste a pop megastar grappling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we have the Golden Globes nominations out today, and I cannot discuss the Golden Globes without once again, noting what the heck are the Golden Globes. I mean, this is a group of foreign press people, and they are not a big group about ninety. I think is how many there are and they have managed, you know, kudos to them to create this gigantic deal around a bunch of reporters, some of them who I think are not even fulltime reporters may not have been published for awhile anywhere that you've even heard of. But whatever they've made it into this huge deal this huge telecast. And even though it has no connection to the academy whatsoever. It is. Deemed to have influence, so I guess we have to talk about. Yeah. And the fact of the matter is the Globes do matter they're an awards body that starts off the season their their nominations are in play during the very important holiday movie going seasons. So they can be influential on box office, and they are an indicator of the Oscar nominations, and I think this year the big winner from the globe. It's gotta be vice the Dick Cheney movie from Adam McKay, which has six nominations to lead the field. Yeah. I mean vices people thought that Christian bale would be nominated for playing Dick Cheney. But I don't think it had been seen in the best picture category. I don't know if it truly influences, but maybe on some unconscious level this attention does influence, so I'll let you have that point. Again. There are some changes. I do think that the Hollywood Foreign Press has tried to do better. There has been a wrap in the past that they snub movies with African American cats that did not happen this year movies that are in the mix. This year are black klansman. From Spike Lee, Black Panther. Of course, the marvel movie, and if Beale street could talk which is based on James Baldwin story. So those movies are in and that's better one thing that has not gotten better. And this was pointed out last year by Natalie Portman and announcing the nominations no women nominees again in the director category. That is unfortunate. I don't think the Academy Awards nominations will likely have any female directors. Either least how it's playing out right now Tamara Jenkins is sort of in the race for the fertility drama private life that she directed for net. Flicks. There is Debra Granik has leave no trace, but that's considered a smaller movie, and Marielle Heller has can you ever forgive me, which is getting more notice for Melissa McCarthy's performance, and she was nominated today as well. Yeah. Of course, there's khloe show with the writer, which just wanna Critics Award in New York. So that I think might be on the academy's potentially. It's a small. Movie, but potentially on the kademi threat. Our TV is where the most controversy happens, you know, things like succession overlooked, which is a very well regarded HBO series, and you know, certain things that don't seem to make sense, but I'm just going to pivot away from that for second to talk briefly about the Academy Awards after a long delay. The academy has come up with a host or ABC for the ABC telecast, Kevin Hart instantly, there are issues on the internet because of homophobic jokes that Kevin Hart had tweeted unfortunate. But it's a very tough job the academy to find a host. And it looks like they may have overlooked something here. Yeah, he certainly popular and has a lot of movies that people love. So we'll see when that they stay with them. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox Lux at twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste. A pop megastar grab. Alling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday, this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.
"celeste" Discussed on Half Size Me
"No you're hello and i hope you had a wonderful week where you were grateful for your body and treated it with a lot of love and compassion which also means sometimes feeding it really good food and moving it in a way that feels really good to you and this week i have a wonderful guest that i wanna bring on in that is celeste now celeste has been on the show before she was originally featured in episode one forty eight so if you want to hear more of her story you can go back to episode one forty eight and listen to kind of the transitioning for her out of weight loss into maintenance but in this particular interview we're going to dive into some new topics like how she had to change her nutrition and mindset to maintain her weight loss over the last four years so you know i usually talk about how maintenance can really be a little bit different than weight loss because you're not focusing on a weight goal anymore now you're having to do those behaviors and modify things to work for you to maintain long term and so we talk a lot about that here with celeste we talked about how she helps women become empowered to care for themselves she shares in this episode how she had to accept that she's actually going to have to change as her body changes and her lifestyle changes to make peace with this process of maintenance and being happy in the journey so a lot of really good stuff coming to you from celeste now if you would like to join celeste myself in the half seismic community we would absolutely love to connect with you there we will be opening our doors next week june fifth and i would like to just let you know couple of cool things that we have going on one we are working on getting our community members into our brand new form so if you're somebody who's like you know i love this whole idea of a community heather i want the courses i definitely want to listen to the webinars on pod bean and get all that great content but i'd love to connect but i'm not super.