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WABE 90.1 FM
"charles dickens" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Limericks, Bill Curtis, of course, will begin them. You have to finish them by filling in the last word or phrase. You ready to do this? Yes, I'm ready. Here we go. Here's your first lemmer. Once the paper is flushed down the bowl, arts and crafts have to pay the hard toll. How can we soldier on now that cardboard is gone? They've removed the Q two from the guys I met a lot. I know it's hard. I'm just going to say it's hard when you're doing it and you're on the spot. It's everybody knows. This game is really hard this whole thing. It is. It's a very difficult. A blank of paper. Oh my God. Peace. Roll, yes. You got it. Wow. Apparently if you save paper bathroom tissue brands are considering removing the cardboard tube from the middle of the roll. This is great for the environment but causing panic among kindergarten teachers everywhere. And anybody who uses binoculars. Exactly. Here's your next lemma. Charles Dickens that overachiever. Found fault in the wines of Geneva. And he'd often bewail his slow sun the male because the van was a bit of a overachiever. We heard overachieve it. First word. Sorry. It's usually women get called this. Oh my God. It's terrible. We can't even use it. Friends with overachiever Geneva, he was a bit of a, guys, I'm having a hard time. It's all right. Well, it's hard when we'll give it to you. It's diva. It's a bit of a diva. Yeah, according
The Book Review
"charles dickens" Discussed on The Book Review
"How it all will end. But she's this wonderful cranky, funny character. I have not read a lot of Polish literature. In fact, the only other Polish writer that I've really read to any extent is another Nobel laureate, the poet, if you slava, I hesitate to attribute any kind of national voice or a national literature, but they do have in common is they embrace life even as they are ultimately pessimistic. Janina, the narrator of the toker took book says that she thinks you only arrive at truth through anger. She thinks sadness is the great quality of life. She talks about fear as an enduring emotion. And yet the book is just joyful and funny and filled with little ironic asides. So the voice is just a pleasure to read the character says at one point she's worried that people have the wrong idea about her that she's fundamentally cheerful when nothing could be farther from the truth. And you get the sense that tokar choke is talking about herself to she just balances all of these things so well. So that's what I'm reading. Pamela, what are you reading? Well, I'm going to move away from the cheer. What I'm reading right now in all honesty is our mutual friend by Charles Dickens, of course, and things are really picking up. I'm at page 5 80 of 800 page novel, things really started to get moving for 70. And now they're closing in. And it's actually page Turner. But I'm going to talk about the book that I read right before this, which is a memoir called death be not proud by John Gunther. And this is a book that is really so deeply sad at most ways that my husband had read it and he always said of it that essentially it was one of the saddest things he's ever read.
The Life Stylist
"charles dickens" Discussed on The Life Stylist
"That has not been visible. Comes to the surface. Yeah. And conditions are changing now. And so people are, you know, on the one hand afraid of it and trying to stop it and retreat into the familiar, but as reality invades the fortress, more and more people are being called into to explore new parts of their consciousness. Yeah. That's the best time ever. You know, who's the quote from, it was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Charles Dickens. Thank you, yeah. I think of that. Even though I never remember who said it, but I'm like, yeah, 'cause I'll look at just the most insane collective experience that we're having now. I mean, all you have to do is look at Twitter for 5 minutes and I'm just like, wait, what? This is the worst ever, but subjectively in my own life and, you know, I guess I have some karmic merit perhaps or grace and some hard work, but if I ignored everything going on in the world that I perceived to be the worst ever and things are going terribly for humanity, in my personal life, it's never been better by all measurable metrics. Like if I had no TV, no phone and I was totally cut off from the world. I would be happier than ever been in my life and were successful internally externally every single way. So how do you even hold that dichotomy? You know, because it's like romana maharshi, right? And this is the thing I always hit up against when I feel like, ah, I see a thing in the world that I don't like, and I think it could be better. I want to exert my will over it and change it. Ramona Marsha said, don't bother trying to change the world because the world you see doesn't even exist. Meaning that everything you see is but a projection of your own consciousness and your positionality of perception that's actually creating the world that you see. I don't know what the answer is, so just don't do anything, but yeah, I'm not going to try to entangle that untangle that because I could interrupt that with paradoxes. Who is this I who's consciousness is generating the experience. But there's one thing I wanted to say when you were saying, you know, I don't know why I'm having such a good experience now. Maybe there's some karma, there's some,.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Fore Play
"It just so happens that we've been talking about it a lot in the last couple of months and Tony did it. So yeah, I know guys that started to change it up fucking Brooks Koepka showed up like a beach boy the other day. I mean, what the hell was that? Wearing the blond hair. So it's starting to get approved. Oh, I actually think you look pretty good. I do. Sorry for the ranks. I'm just saying, hey, campaign. I'm just saying. You know, I know. I know we have a guess and we want to keep I'm sorry. Tony, upset me. It upset me. I got a lot of love. You probably honestly will apologize to you because he's the nicest dude. He's not gonna know what the fuck's why he doesn't even know who I am. But that's why I was saying, I don't know that he got it. But the Nike thing, I agree. Call Frankie and that's who I want. Yes. Shoe dog. I read the dog. I read that question for you. If you listen to audiobook or your phone, did you read the book? I mean, not technically, but I would count it. So I'm not a big reader, so question for you. You're in a job interview. Someone wanted the job interview questions. They're going through their whole thing, and one of them is, have you ever read Phil knight's shoe dog? And you've listened to the interview. Would you answer no? Absolutely not, I'd say yes. Thank you. Yeah. Right. Thank you. You know all the words that were in that book. So yeah. I know what's going on in that book. It's just you didn't read it. Quite literally didn't read it. You have to. I heard it. Hey listen. I'm sorry that you engaged with something. The question put you in the position to have to now say a new word, but you have you have engaged. This isn't a lie detector test. This is correct. He is now trying to put a campaign together. Yes. Riggs? Right. Now engaged in a new form of technology, unfortunately for him, where he now has to say, actually, no, I didn't read it, I listened to it in an audio form. I did. I didn't read it. Is that the word? Psychotic. And it happened when I was get out of my room. You know what? You're 2022 and we're listening to fucking books now. I ain't fucking Charles Dickens and they didn't read it, but I did listen to the audiobook..
Something Rhymes with Purple
"charles dickens" Discussed on Something Rhymes with Purple
"I was recently in a conversation with my boyfriend about his very complicated desk setup, and it occurred to me that he describes both his speakers for audio and his screens for visual as monitors. Why is this and what's the connection? Monitors. Yeah, it's interesting. Well, again, monitor really early early work, old word. It actually goes back to the Latin monere, meaning to warn, so a monitor originally was a reminder or a warning of something. And you'll find that monera in admonish in monster actually because a monster was a kind of mourning or a portent of something evil to come. The monitor lizard because the weight reacts can warn people of the presence of a venomous creature, and so on. So it's all the idea of noticing something and respecting it is a warning. So to Lauren's question as to why it was used that it's used for this text. So a television receiver used in a studio to select or verify the picture being broadcast was called a monitor, which is why we then talk about a screen as being a monitor. So the idea is that you're using it to verify the picture or to study something. And then when you're talking about the speakers, that is because monitors were used to allow by performers on stage to hear themselves and to check what is being recorded. So behind all of this is the idea of checking or supervising something that, as I said, it goes all the way back to that idea of being admonished or being warned about something. Hey, good. I just think it's so extraordinary how the world has changed in my lifetime. I first remember watching television in 1953. I was a very little boy, but we had a black and white set. We didn't buy it. We rented it from radio rentals. And it just had BBC. That's all we had in black and white. 1955, ITV was introduced, but we were a middle class family, and we didn't have ITV. It wasn't it wasn't for disrespectable. So we just had for the first, you know, until about 1960, we only had one set on the screen. There was just these little gray black and white pictures and think out what the world is now. It's just amazing in one lifetime we will end this whole language that's come with it. All the words we've been talking about today, none of them would have been understood Internet Google, downloading uploading Wi-Fi. None of them would have been robot, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, none of them would have known these words. They wouldn't understand what we're talking about..
Boring Books for Bedtime
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Them as good specimens of the class generally. They are abundant in italy in a grotesque squareness of outline and impossibility of perspective. They are not unlike. The wood cuts in old books but they were oil paintings and the artist might. The painter of the primrose family had not been sparing of his colors in one. A lady was having a toe amputated an operation which has saintly personage had sailed into the room to superintendent in another own lady was lying in bed tucked up very tight and prim and staring with much composure at a tripod with the slot base on it the usual form of washing stand and the only piece of furniture beside the bedstead in her chamber. One would never have supposed her to be laboring under any complaint beyond the inconvenience of being miraculously wide awake if the painter had not hit upon the idea of putting all her family on their knees in one corner with their legs sticking out behind them on the floor like boot trees above whom the virgin on a kind of blue fan promised to restore the patient in another case and lady was in the very act of being run over. Immediately outside the city walls via sort of piano forte fan. But the madonna was there again. Whether the supernatural appearance had startled the horse a big griffin or whether it was invisible to him. I don't know. But he was galloping away. Without the smallest reverence or compunction though votive offerings were not unknown in pagan temples and are evidently among the many compromises made between the false religion and the true. When the true was in its infancy. I could wish that all the other compromises were as harmless.
Boring Books for Bedtime
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"From the additional consideration however that may be it was set in motion and thereupon a host of little doors flew open and innumerable. Little figures staggered out of them and jerk themselves back again without a special steadiness of purpose and hitching in the gate which usually attach is to figures that are moved by clockwork. Meanwhile the sacriston stood explaining these wonders and pointing them out separately with a wand. There was a center puppet of the virgin mary and close to her a small pigeon hole out of which another and a very ill looking. Puppet made one of the most sudden plunges i ever saw accomplished instantly flopping back again at site of her and banging his little door violently after him taking this to be emblematic of the victory over sin and death and not at all unwilling to show that i perfectly understood the subject in anticipation of the show. Men i rashleigh said a ha the evil spirit to be sure. He is very soon disposed of pardon. Monsieur said the sacriston with a polite motion of his hand towards the little door. As if introducing somebody the angel gabriel. Soon after daybreak next morning we were steaming. Down the era we rhone at the rate of twenty miles an hour and a very dirty vessel full of merchandise and with only three or four other passengers for our companions among whom the most remarkable was a silly old meek faced garlic eating immeasurably polite chevalier a with a dirty scrap of red ribbon hanging at his buttonhole as if he had tied it there to remind himself of something as tom. Noddy in the farce ties nuts in his pocket handkerchief for the last two days. We had seen great sullen hills. The first indications of the alps lowering in the distance. Now we were rushing on beside them sometimes close beside them sometimes with an intervening slope covered with vineyards villages and small towns hanging in midair with great words of olives seen through the light open towers of their churches and clouds. Moving slowly on upon the steep declivity behind them ruined castles perched on every eminence and scattered houses in the cliffs and gullies of the hills made it very beautiful. The great height of the to making the buildings look so tiny that they had all the charm of elegant models their excessive wideness as contrasted with the brown rocks or the somber deep doll heavy green of the olive tree. Then the puny size send little slow walk of lilliputian men and women on the bank made a charming picture. there were ferries out of number two bridges. The famous pawn display towns. Where memorable wines are made vallance where napoleon studied and the noble river bringing at every winding turn new beauties interview. There lay before us that same afternoon. The broken bridge of avenue and all the city baking in the sun yet with an underdone pie crust battlement wall. That will never be brown though. It bake for centuries. The grapes were hanging in clusters in the streets and the brilliant oleander was in full bloom everywhere. The streets are old and very narrow but tolerably clean and shaded by awning stretched from house to house. Bright stuffs and handkerchiefs curiosities. Ancient frames of carved wood all chairs. Ghostly tables saints versions and angels and staring dobbs of portrait's being exposed for sale beneath it was very quite and lively. All this was much set off to buy the glimpses one caught through a rusty gate standing jar of quiet sleepy courtyards. Having stately old houses within as silent tunes it was all very like one of the descriptions in the arabian nights. The three one. I'd calendars might have knocked it. Any one of those doors till the street rang again and the porter who persisted and asking questions. The man who had the delicious purchases put into his basket in the morning might have opened it quite naturally after breakfast next morning. We sallied forth to see the lions such. A delicious breeze was blowing in from the north as made the walk delightful though the pavement stones and stones of the walls and houses were far too hot to have a hand laid on them comfortably. We went first of all a baraki height to the cathedral where mass was performing to an auditory very like that of leon namely several old women a baby and a very self possessed dog who had marked out for himself a little course or platform for exercise beginning at the altar rails and ending at the door up and down which constitutional walk. He trotted during the service as methodically calmly as any old gentleman out of doors. It is a bear old church and the paintings in the roof are sadly defaced by time and damp weather but the sun was shining in splendidly through the red curtains at the windows and glittering on the altar furniture and it looked as bright and cheerful as need be going apart in this church to see some painting which was being executed in fresco by a french artist and his pupil. I was led to observe more closely than i might. Otherwise have done. A great number of votive offerings with which the walls of the different chapels were profusely hung. I will not say decorated for. They were very roughly and comically. Got up most likely by porcine. Painters who eke out there living in that way. They were all little pictures. Each representing some sickness or l'amitie from which the person placing it there had escaped through the interposition of his or her patron saint. Or of the madonna and i may refer to.
Boring Books for Bedtime
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Stairs us on a cloud while the lers press about the carriage and look into it and walk around it and touch it. Forward is something to touch a carriage that has held so many people it is a legacy to leave once children. Them rooms are on the first floor except the nursery for the night which is a great rambling chamber with four five beds in it through a dark passage of two steps down four past to come across a balcony and next door to the stable. The other sleeping apartments are large and lofty. each with two small bedstead 's tastefully hung like the windows with red and white trae bury. The sitting room is famous. Dinner is already late in it for three and the napkins are folded in cock tat fashion. The floors are of red tile. There are no carpets and not much furniture to speak of but there is abundance of looking glass and there are large vases under glass shades filled with artificial flowers. And there are plenty of cox. Party are in motion. The brave currier in particular is everywhere looking after the beds having wine poured down his throat by his dear brother. The landlord and picking up green cucumbers always cucumbers. Heaven knows where he gets them with which he walks about one in each hand like truncheons. Dinner is announced. there is very thin soup. There are very large lows. One a piece of fish four dishes afterwards some poultry afterwards dessert afterwards and no lack of wine. There is not much in the dishes but they are very good and always ready instantly when it is nearly dark the brave currier having eaten the to cucumbers sliced up in the contents of a pretty large to cantor of oil and another a vinegar emerges from his retreat below and proposes a visit to the cathedral hose. Massive tower frowns down upon the courtyard of the in off we go and very solemn and grand it is in the dim light so dim it. Last that the polite old lantern jawed sacriston has a feeble little bit of candle in his hand took rope among the tombs with and looks among the grim columns very like lost ghost who is searching for his own underneath the balcony when we return the inferior servants of the in our supping in the open air at a great table. The dish a stew of meat and vegetables smoking hot and served in the iron cauldron. It was boiled in. They have a picture of thin wine and are very merry merrier than the gentlemen with the red beard who is playing billiards in the light room on the left of the yard where shadows with cues and their hands and cigars in their mouth house cross and re cross the window constantly still the thin curate walks up and down alone with his book and umbrella and there he walks and they're the billiard balls rat all long after we are fast asleep we are a stir at six next morning it is a delightful day shaming yesterday's mud upon the carriage if anything could shame a carriage in a land where carriages are never cleaned. Everybody's is brisk and as we finish breakfast. The horses come jingling into the yard from the post house. Everything taken out of the carriage is put back again. The brave courier announces that all is ready after walking into every room and looking around it to be certain that nothing is left behind everybody gets in everybody connected with the odell. Mccue daw is again and chanted. The brave courier.
Boring Books for Bedtime
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"A day with the dusty outsides in blue frocks like butchers and the insides in white knight caps. And it's cabriolet head on the roof nodding and shaking like an idiots head and it's young france. Passengers staring out a window with beards down to their waists and blue spectacles awfully shading their warlike is and very big sticks clenched in their national grass. Also the postman with only a couple of passengers tearing along at a real good daredevil pace and out of sight in no time steady old cure as come. Jolting passed now and then in. Such ramshackle rusty musty cluttering coaches as no englishman would believe in and bony women dot bow in solitary places holding cows by ropes. While they feed or digging and hoeing or doing fieldwork of a more laborious kind are representing real shepherd is's with their flocks to obtain an adequate idea of which pursuit and its followers in any country. It is only necessary to take any pastoral poem or picture and imagine to yourself. Whatever is most exquisitely and widely unlike the descriptions therein contained. You have been traveling along stupidly enough as you generally do in the last stage of the day and the ninety six bells upon the horses twenty four a apiece have been ringing sleepily in your ears for half an hour or so and it has become a very jog. Trot monotonous tiresome. Sort of business. And you have been thinking deeply about the dinner you will have at the next stage when down at the end of the long avenue of trees through which are traveling. The first indication of town appears in the shape of some straggling cottages and the carriage begins to rattle and roll over a horribly uneven pavement. As if the eco posh were a great firework and the mere sight of smoking. Cottage chimney admited instantly. It begins to cry. I can splutter as if the very devil are in it. Whip wheels driver stone's beggar's children crack crack crack bump jolt crack bum crick crack round the corner up the narrow street down the paved hill on the other side in the gut. Her bump jolt geog creek and crack into the shop windows on the left hand side of the street preliminary to a sweeping turn into the wooden archway on the right rumble. And clatter and here we are in the yard of the hotel the q. Daw used up gone out. Smoking spent exhausted but sometimes making a false start unexpectedly with nothing coming of it like a firework to the last. The landlady of the hotel and dr is here and then landlord of the town townshend acute. Dr is here and the farm does shawn after odell. the lake. utah is here and gentlemen in a glazed cap with a red beard like bosom friend. Who is staying at the hotel like you. Dr is here and monsieur. The qa is walking up and down in a corner of the yard by himself with a shovel hat upon his head and a black gown on his back and a book in one hand and an umbrella in the other two. And everybody except monsieur. The qa is open mouthed and open. I'd for the opening of the carriage store the landlord of the hotel delay q. Dr dotes to that extent upon the courier that he can hardly wait for his coming down from the box but embraces his very legs and boot heels as he descends my currier. My brave currier. My friend my brother. The landlady loves him the farmed sham. Her blesses him the gar. Som- worships him. The courier asks if his letter has been received it has it has. Are the rooms prepared they are. They are the best rooms for my noble currier. The rooms of state for my gallant courier. The whole house is at the service of my best of friends. He keeps his hand upon the carriage door and ask some other question to enhance the expectation. He carries a green leather purse outside his coat suspended. A belt they. I'd moore's look at it. One touches end. It is full of five frank pieces murmurs of admiration heard among the boys. The landlord falls upon the courier snack and folds him to his breast. He is so much fatter than he was. He says he looked so rosey and so well. The door is opened breathless expectation. The lady of the family gets out Sweet lady beautiful lady. The sister of the lady of the family gets out. great heaven. menzel is charming. First little boy gets out What a beautiful little boy. I little girl gets out. Oh but this is an enchanting child. Second little girl gets out the landlady yielding to the finest impulse of our common nature catches her up in her arms. Second little boy gets out. Oh this sweet boy. Oh the tender that'll family. The baby is handed out ancho. Baby the baby has topped everything. All the rapture is expended on the baby then the two nurses tumble out and the enthusiasm swelling into madness. The whole family are swept up.
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
"charles dickens" Discussed on Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
"You were strapped to a chair. Oftentimes they would gag you. Oh my god it was just like absolutely tears wild. The final form of punishment was the use of straightjacket. They would just put you in the strait-jacket gag you and leave you in a cell for a few days and honestly that alone to me. The idea of being in a straitjacket not being able to move apart of my body like for days and days like they're saying days when i'm sure it was like weeks and months said oh my god i just makes me want to be like so messed up now This really famous fellow. One time visited the prison. I don't know if you've heard of him. His name is Charles dickens oh no no. I haven't heard of him in rings. Do anything special couple couple stories i like. I'm like a nobody writer. Pretty you know. I think it was a pen name. It's like a blogger. He's blogger and you had a tumbler. We'll charles dickens that big deal guy. He visited the eastern state penitentiary in eighteen. Forty two and he actually was allowed to talk to some of the inmates and he was so depressed by the entire visit and he saw that the prison was not doing things right like no matter. What their goal is to begin with. What's happening here is fucked. And he hated the idea of the whole solitary confinement thing and actually in his book american notes he wrote quote. the system here is rigid. Strict hopeless solitary confinement. I believe it in its effects to be cruel and wrong. I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain to be immeasurably worse than any torture of the body. Move in and of itself was like somehow even worse than like the going through. The mental stuff destroyed all of it packed together. I can't how do you how do you get through that. Yeah i just can't even imagine so clearly when conditions are that terrible for the inmates there are bound to be some escape attempts at the very least and the eastern state penitentiary had its fair share of attempted and one completed.
Distorted View Daily
"charles dickens" Discussed on Distorted View Daily
"See that. Video on bob in stein's twitter sheet. So thank you bob stein for that. I thought it was kind of funny berry new york story. We have for you today. A thirsty man. What a way to start a new story. A man who was thirsty thirsty man accidentally drank candle wax after mistaking it for water. Also has to come from florida right. Thursday man accidentally drink handle woks after mistaking it for water in the middle of the night. The second touched your lips. You should have no that. Water is very thick and even before you're swallowed it. The taste is not water like it all sharing his story anonymously. The man said he was left with wax coating his teeth and the room mouth after the embarrassing blunder. He said that he woke up thirsty. In the middle of the night on unusual and he reached overdue was bedside table and search some water even though he doesn't usually keep it there so he just sort of expected to magically appear the water fairies came left a glass of water in his sleepy state. The man grabbed the first thing. He put his hands on which happened to be a candle and he poured the liquid within it into his mouth. See a fucking character from a got damned charles dickens novel or something like who sleeps with a candle or next to a kid like we've had for a long time. Maybe there was a power outage or something. I'm just curious. Like i don't even care that he drank the wax i just wanted to why he has a candle going. Why was that thing all right so the man grabbed the first thing. He put his hands on which happened to be the candle and poured the liquid in his mouth. The man said this was one of the strangest things i've ever experienced. But i can't help in laugh at how ridiculous it was. I woke up very groggy and very thirsty in the middle of the night in the dark. There's just reached to my nightstand to feel for my water. I grabbed the first thing. I could fine and it just so happened to be a candle on the warmer. I didn't realize it until i had a mouthful of warm sweet rosemary. Vanilla candle wax. I spit it out but not before coded my teeth and the roof of my mouth scraping. All that off was annoying. I don't know exactly what was going through my mind. But i just wish i could have seen myself drinking the candle wax because i still don't understand people commented on this guy's story one person said damn you wanna prove your mouth you'll be able to drink so much faster without all that drag another said. I'm still gagging after reading this and referencing a classic episode of the simpsons. Another person said now you could become feared at the local jili kickoff. I don't understand that reference. I.
The Jim Brockmire Podcast
"charles dickens" Discussed on The Jim Brockmire Podcast
"Wish you guys. We're seeing all your favorite guys right now. First of all pure rim rest the hell is then break from anal sex. I understand what that phrases. I mean dan. Now that you're a big businessman of your own. Do you have any more sympathy for the nba. Pushing their employees to the breaking point does it relentless pursuit of profit at the expense of human wellbeing. Make more sense to you now that you're rolling in in draftkings cash at least theoretically. I haven't been naive about these things historically but even i have been surprised at the way. The corporate greed has turned these bodies into disposable things that can be thrown into a meat grinder because it has soiled these. Nba playoffs for me. The obvious way that the bodies have been broken by the need to satisfy the television contracts. It's distorted the product the measurement and the champion for me. I'm surprised to say that. Actually folks can't see this because it's a podcast but the whole time dan wearing a top hat and has a monocle and he's not even sitting on a chair he's sitting on the stack of human beings. There's got pound up there. His crew and dan. It's not like these injuries are coming out of nowhere. I mean most of these guys who are heard guys a long history of injuries carry ad. In why i mean maybe it's simply that if these guys spend enough time in the playoffs together their injuries sync up. Like thermo like menstrual cycle. Maybe that's it like a menstrual cycle. Yeah like you know how. We'll get on the same cycle if they're around each other because they're pheromones ramones kick in and all of a sudden you know the kind of going at the same time. Maybe that's what's going on with these. nba injuries. You want to attack the menstrual cycle. I really don't know out to. We are shocked. That corporations jim Don't care about people and only wanna make money. I am shocked. That were shocked by that to be honest with you and the guy. I'm tired of seeing late in. The postseason is lebron. I mean i'm. I'm perfectly fine without these playoffs. Played out kevin durant. I have a new found respect for him. Because he's trotting around with jeff green and and blake griffin and so on perfectly fine like devon booker verse janas in the nba finals to me. That's fantastic totally agree. I'm disappointed in the injuries. I agree with you about the corporate greed. But i can't deny that there's a part of me. That's a little glad we're not going to see the nets in the finals. I mean 'cause that team when healthy was just so undeniably the super the super teams then winning a championship. That just would have been boring. And we like watching. Floyd mayweather beat up on rogan paul. All over again all right before you guys go gotta end the podcast like we always do a little game and the game we're gonna play. Today is directed. Ran stu gods and it's actually inspired by a moment from your podcast. she do. we have this clip. let's play the clip. The best graduating senior is the valedictorian v v. Why is that how you spell it starts with two v.'s. Silent be at the beginning. Oh is that what it. Yeah course everyone knows. What do you mean the v. valedictorian thinks valid vic. They won first place victoria. I spent my whole life in that. So stu gods you believe that. The word for valedictorian was actually valid. Victorian it's a term apparently so familiar with and we're so integrated into your daily vocabulary you needed to shorten it with a v. Said oh avi now stugatz. You're clearly very learned man. I mean it can't be that you're just some kind of blithering blathering idiot. Your mind must have been elsewhere. Specifically the victorian era. I mean that must have been what you were thinking about. So i'm gonna give you a chance to redeem yourself here with this little game which. We call valid victorian okay. That's the game. She is going to name famous historical figures and you will tell us if they were alive. During the victorian era or not in other words are they valid. Victorians or invalid victoria. Are you ready. I am ready all right. What is our first victoria. Oscar wilde oscar wilde the big. Oh to you. Yeah friends to say Valid victorian your rights. To god's he was alive in the victorian era boy. You are you big oscar wilde fan so i want to start you off easy. You do know who he is right on kidding aside. Are you picturing him. Living in a trash can talk and a big bird. You're not doing that as some follow up questions. Let's see if he knows who oscar while. I'm imagining him. Averaging a triple double for season that he's not oscar robertson. That's that's the big. Oh do you know. Oscar wilde is and what did he do what he famous for sculptor. Oh my goodness my goodness should've left it at him. Getting the answer right no. He was He was wonderful. Author and poet playwright. One of the wittiest men ever knew he was this. Do god's in the victorian era all right and number two victorian number two guy fawkes guy. Fawkes oxy boxy. I'm going to say Non valid victorian invalid or invalid of that we understand mustard gas which is part of what's concerning me now on our know what you're talking about through per se. I am with my dad. Just kind of blatter's. I understand what he means. You're right though. He was an invalid. Victorian he died in sixteen o six He was part of the failed. Gunpowder plot to blow up parliament. And i'm surprised you knew him. He didn't come through in the clutch. He's not a stugatz. Kinda guy you guys are gonna do it when it counts. Got guy fawkes. One of history's greatest chokers. I'm stunned. that. Stu gods his two for two right now. On the victorian age while thinking oscar wilde as a scope. i'm trying to figure out if his pauses are him texting or googling. Oh you're not cheating. He's counting his money. He's been doing this since we left. Espn every time you're not paying attention is because he's counting his money or checking his bank. I like my money organized. It has to be in a certain way. You know big bills the small bills stuff like that so now i i'm not trying to be rude. I am counting money and i'm to for to. He's also getting paid where you're not dan levitan. I don't understand what's going on over there right. Victorian number three charles dickens charles dickens nikki ticky we got foxy ago. They go and dickie earls dickens one of the all time greats boy i'm gonna say Dick ins is a valid victorian. I'm almost annoyed that you're right. You know what he did right. Do you know what it did you. Have you heard a charles dickens. My goodness what do you think charles. Dickens was famous for dickey as charles And he was not the round mound of rebound you can eliminate that i think was of me Poet maybe perhaps losing faith in humanity as i listen to gods You know well. He wrote he hilo books. perhaps the greatest novelist ever one of his great novels was great expectations. Mr dance something. I boy did not have going into this game with you. And i was right with no. You weren't right. He has exceeded every single expectation. He's got an everything right thousand while not knowing any of the people. You're talking about or anything about the victorian age much like jeff zucker at cnn. He has failed upwards each time. Let's go to victorian number four by picking a lot of people. This podcast victoria number four. This should be good okay. Florence nightingale florence nightingale.
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"charles dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"It is the moonlight revelation to mr harker but inviting him to take a walk with me to the end of the room. I watched with the figure. Did it stood for a few moments by the bedside of each of my eleven brother. Juryman close to the pillow. It always went to the right side of the bed and always passed out crossing the foot of the next bed. It seemed from the action of the head. Merely to look down pensively at each recumbent figure it took no notice of me or my bed. Which was the nearest to mr harper's. It seemed to go out where the moonlight came in through a high window as an aerial flight of stairs next morning at breakfast appeared that everybody present had dreamed of the murdered man last night except myself and mr harker. I now felt as convinced that the second man who had gone down piccadilly was the murdered man so to speak as if it had been born in to my comprehension by his immediate testimony. But even this took place and in a manner for which. I was not at all prepared on the fifth day of the trial when the case for the prosecution was drawing to a close a miniature other murdered man missing from his bedroom upon the discovery of the deed and afterwards found in a hiding place where the murderer had been seen. Digging was put into evidence having been identified by the witness under examination. It was handed up to the bench and then handed down to be inspected by the jury as an officer and a black gown was making his way with it across to me. The figure of the second man who had gone down piccadilly impetuously started from the crowd caught the miniature from the officer in gave it to me with his own hands at the same time saying in a low hollow tone before i saw the miniature which was in a lock it i was younger than and my face was not then drained of blood. It also came between me and the brother juryman to whom i would have given the miniature and between him and the brother juryman to whom he would have given it and so passed it on through the whole of our number and back into my possession not one of them however detected this at table in generally when we were shot up together and mr hawkers custody we had from the first naturally discussed the day's proceedings a good deal on the fifth day the case for the prosecution being closed and we having that side of the question in a completed shape before us our discussion was more animated and serious among our number was a vestry men the densest idiot. I have ever seen at large. Who met the plaintiffs with the most preposterous objections. And who was sided with by two flabby parochial parasites all the three impaneled from a district so delivered over two fever that they ought to have been upon their own trial for five hundred murders. When these mischievous blockheads were at their loudest which was towards midnight while some of us were already preparing for bed. I saw again the murdered man..
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"charles dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"I told him not a single word reflecting on it. I was absolutely certain that i had never seen that face before. Except on the one occasion piccadilly comparing its expression when beckoning at the door with its expression when it had stared up at me as i stood at my window. I came to the conclusion that on the first occasion it had sought to fasten itself upon my memory and they're on the second occasion it had made sure of being a media remembered. I was not very comfortable that night. Though i felt a certainty difficult to explain that the figure would not return at daylight. I fell into a heavy sleep from which i was awakened by john. Derek's coming to my bedside with a paper. In his hand this paper it appeared at been the subject of an altercation at the door between its bearer in my servant it was a summons to me to serve upon a jury at the forthcoming sessions of the central criminal court at the old bailey. I had never before been summoned on such a jury as john derek. Well knew he believed. I am not certain at this hour whether with reason or otherwise that the class of jurors was customarily chosen on a lower qualification than mine and he had at first refused to accept the summons the man who had served it had taken the matter berry. Cooley he had said that. My attendance or non-attendance was nothing to him there. The summons was in. I should deal with it at my own peril and not at his or a day or two. I was undecided whether to respond to this call or take no notice of it. I was not conscious of the slightest mysterious bias influence or traction one way or other of that. I am strictly sure of every other statement. That i make care ultimately i decided as a break in the monotony of my life that i would go. Appointed morning was a raw morning. In the month of november. There was a dense brown fog in piccadilly and it became positively black in the last degree oppressive east of temple bar. I found the passages and staircases of the courthouse glaringly loaded with gas and the courthouse itself similarly illuminated. I think that until i was conducted by officers into the old court in saw crowded state. I did not know that the murderer was to be tried that day. I think that until i was so helped into the old court with considerable difficulty. I did not know into which the to court sitting. My summons would take me but this must not be received as a positive assertion for. I am not completely satisfied in my mind on either point. I took my seat in. The place appropriated to jurors waiting. And i looked about the court as well as i could through the cloud of fog and breath. That was heavy in it. I noticed the black vapor hanging like a murky curtain outside the great windows and i noticed the stifled sound of wheels on the straw or tan..
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"charles dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"In my facts it was nowhere publicly hinted that any suspicion fell on the man who was afterwards brought to trial as no reference was at that time made to him in the newspapers. It is obviously impossible. That any description of them can at that time have been given in the newspapers. It is essential that this back be remember unfolding at breakfast my morning paper containing the account of that discovery. I found it to be deeply interesting. And i read it with close attention. I read it twice if not three times. The discovery had been made in a bedroom in. When i lay down the paper i was aware of. Flash rush blow. I do not know what to call it. No word i can find is satisfactorily descriptive in which i seem to see the bedroom passing through my room like a picture impossibly painted on a running river though almost instantaneous in its passing it was perfectly clear so clear that i distinctly and with some relief observed the absence of the dead body from the bed. It was in no romantic place that i had this curious sensation but in chambers in piccadilly very near to the corner road saint james street. It was entirely new to me. I was in my easy chair at the moment and the sensation was accompanied by a peculiar shiver which started the chair from its position but it is to be noted that the chair ran easily on castors. I went to one of the windows. There are two in the room and the room is on the second floor to refresh my eyes with the moving objects down in piccadilly. It was a bright autumn morning in the street was sparkling and cheerful. The wind was high. As i looked out. It brought down from the parka quantity of fallen leaves which a gust took in world into a spiral pillar as the pillar fell in the leaves dispersed. I saw two men on the opposite side of the way going from west to east. They were one behind the other. The foremost man often looked back over his shoulder. The second man followed him. At a distance of some thirty paces with his right hand menancingly raised i the singularity and steadiness of this threatening gesture in so public thoroughfare attracted my attention and next the most remarkable circumstance that nobody heated both men threaded their way among the other passengers with a smoothness consistent even with the action of walking on pavement and no single creature that i could see gave them place touch them or looked after them in passing before my windows they both stared up at me i saw their two faces very distinctly and i knew that i could recognize them anywhere. Not that i had consciously noticed anything. Very remarkable in either face except that the man who went. I had an unusually lowering appearance and the face of the man who followed him was of the color of impure wax. I am a bachelor in my way. And his wife constitute my whole establishment. My occupation is in a certain branch bank. And i wish that my duties as head of the department were as light as they are popularly supposed to be. They kept me in town. That autumn were stood in need of change. I was not. But i was not well. My reader is to make the most that can be reasonably made my feeling jaded having a depressing sense upon me of a monotonous life in being slightly despite date. I am assured by my renown. Doctor that my real state of health at that time justifies no stronger description and i quote his own from his written. Answer to my request for it. Has the circumstances of the murder gradually unraveling took stronger and stronger possession of the public mine..
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"charles dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
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"charles dickens" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"Trump? And before you say yes or no? There are some qualifiers on our answers here for today. L c. Yes, I'm watching as much of it is. I can. Yes. I've watched a few minutes or No, I haven't watched any of it. The number one vote getter. Would you like to take a guess You're right. No, I haven't watched any of it at 90% of the vote so far this morning. Let's see. We've got 6% saying Yes, I watched it a few for a few minutes in the remaining What 3% saying? Yeah, I watch this much of it as I can. So there's somebody out there are very interested in it. Most of us are just going on in living our lives and kind of shrugging our shoulders in a way going, okay? Have your dog and pony show because in the end, that's really what it's going to be. I mean, what are you gonna do with this guy? How much can you hate somebody? Hey, it's fine. If you didn't like Donald Trump is president. He's no longer president. But you're letting that stay inside your head. And run everything you're thinking. It's over. Move on. I mean, That's that's not a political statement. You just like Joe Biden. No, that's no. That's not the case. Trust me. But, folks what you gonna do? Boiling in his own pudding and putting and drive us stay got Holly through his heart. He used the words of Charles Dickens. Really? Really? And then the word unity comes out of your mouth in the next Senate. I don't get this world and here's another one. I don't get Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks. Is one of those shark tank guys, right? Yeah. Well. Mark Cuban has confirmed that it was his decision to no longer play the national anthem prior to home games at American Airlines Center. Dallas Mavericks no longer playing the national anthem prior to games at the American Airlines Center. The irony. It's dripping. In fact, members salmon play the national anthem private home games this season, and the team doesn't plan to playing it for the foreseeable future. Okay? Now. Mavericks..
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Virus shuts many UK theaters but online the show goes on
"Not having an audience in front of you is the reality factors in London's west end this holiday season the famous old Vic is among theaters trying to keep the flame alive with owners and producers warn that nine months of coronavirus clubs have left with this performance also on the brink and the decision to shut features in the capital may push them over he has become the norm spectators behind here to walls in houses and apartments staring at screens in this pandemic year the old Vic's seasonal production of the Charles Dickens classic a Christmas Carol is being live streamed nightly until December twenty full with ticket holders around the world shooting in zoom Charles de Ledesma London
Here & Now
The Personal History Of David Copperfield Reviewed
"Saw Tomorrow audiences will have a chance to see a new version of Charles Dickens David Copperfield envisioned directed by or Mondo NUCCI. The personal history of David Copperfield features a diverse cast with Dev Patel as David Copperfield, but made his feature film debut in Two Thousand Eight Oscar winning slumdog millionaire. He also starred in both the best exotic marigold hotel movies and was nominated for an Oscar for the twenty sixteen movie lion now in the personal history of David Copperfield Dev Patel plays a young man trying to make his way through Victorian England despite numerous setbacks. He eventually becomes an author with a right turn out to be the hero of my story. Or that station will be held by anybody else. These moments must show. Recently Dead Patel join me via. skype to talk about his role as David Copperfield. I totally missed out on this classic growing up and I was sort of one of those kids that was false fed dickens as a child. In the curriculum and I I mean assist the shame most office I think. But you know for me in particular to be able to step into the shoes I related a lot to David. I think you know to his anxiety to his kind of imposter syndrome about a young man's johnny trying to fit in very much coming of age story and it's only when he can embrace his real truth and his past his own stories I guess that he finds triumph, and in this case, it says a great writer you know. I WANNA play a scene from the film Here your character David Meets Dora played by more fit Carter a young woman whose pet dog JIP starts a conversation with David. Let's listen speaks very well is actually I like to pretend he speaks. Some people think tick. Oh No I do it myself all the time? I I. Poultry. David Copperfield. Being the tree. I'm Dora. Okay. Perhaps, it's not surprising that spoiler alert the two of you fall in love and as we hear you as David have a lot of humor and charm in this film I WanNa ask you a little bit more about the parts of the character that really resonated with you. You said that this character was very much like you thinking about finding your way through life. Yeah I mean he's obviously You can see painfully awkward. And I definitely could key into that I mentioned. But yeah, I guess as a boy growing up in the UK you know from an immigrant family going to school and trying to figure out what part of my identity I should lead you know like. You know there's a kind of very much in Indian. Part of me in a very much a British part of me and you kind of end up role swapping to try and get through turbulent times in school. And that's kind of David he he someone that came from great wealth than lost only tried to get it back again NEC's constantly trying to change the skinny as quite a comedian in that makes him a great novelist. He's this observer that. Uses these his. Ability to impressions to kind of get these easy Lawson get in with the cool guys and not me when I was a kid I was quite the gesture in Mike's loss. Yeah. Yeah. It was kind of a way of just. Not Getting beaten up you know I was never wanted Nicole crew. So I ended up being the coal clown ally would love to see a little videos of death being class. Wow, that sounds so funny. Let's talk a little bit about your career. So you were just eighteen when you start in the Oscar winning film slumdog millionaire what has it been like to build a career after having such huge success at an early age because seventeen when I started that but it was a real blessing and I will I felt so equipped at this some kind of global stage that I was put on you know it was very overwhelming and in a way it made my career and showed even back. Then however many as it was that you know divest stories could resonate on an international scale. Fill most of Zych in another language and that was real movie stars in it and it still gonNA I don't know how many Oscars it did.
Alphabet: A tale of two quarters.
"Got starbucks today. We have got MasterCard. But we're going to start with alphabet alphabet. The first quarter revenue came in higher than expected to report was pretty good but this seems like what are those times where it was the conference call. That is driving the stock to comments from senator by the CEO and Ruth Porn at the CFO. That that that's seems like what is pushing the stock up eight nine percent today. Chris Means Sudar and Ruth I think are just really taught managers and the way they talk to their to their investors of their employees. They wrote the way they run the business. I think I think we've talked about how important ruth has been to to the just the discipline of of Alphabet. Google over the last few years so she tends to be very conservative and so talked about the real challenges they had in this in this quarter especially late soon. Dr talked about the tale of two quarters to take a take a nod from the Charles Dickens novel the fact that early on and was very positive things were going very well and then really in March with with ad sales dropping by ten percent in March so it was a very tough end to the quarter and the guidance. They were very conservative. I think just talking about what's going to happen in the AD market going forward. We don't know how much of the increase in traffic will monetize. But but clearly investors are excited by of which. I am one excited by what is happening at Google. I mean like you said. The revenues came in a little bit higher. They were thirteen percent up. Fifteen percent on a constant currency. The strong dollars had a big impact so many businesses. Eps was a little bit light but it was really just more talking about what the future is. is having and the impact that that. Cova nineteen is having on their business but also in the world. I mean I was just some some comments from the call for example one hundred million students and educators now using Google classroom. That's double the number from just march to just march an extensive use of Google assistant a massive increase in demand from chromebooks. Dr Said So just there's continuing interest youtube revenues. Were up three three percent in the quarter up now more than four billion so it's just a continued emphasis on the way that Google is managing the business and the value. They are Contributing and I think some excitement now on the analysts. A lot of emails upgrades this morning. Just at the advertising market isn't going to be as bad as somebody had expected
List of copyrighted works entering the public domain in 2020
"As the clock strikes midnight on new year's eve get this thousands of copyrighted works will finally entered the public domain and that includes books movies music all sorts of creative works that were first published in the U. S. in nineteen twenty four and if you're a little hazy on came out that year here's one the first movie adaptation of Peter Pan okay yeah we would have had a clip for that but that one was a silent film but also one of the things coming out this year blues legend of ma Rainey song CC right I'm enters the public domain it means it's no longer protected by copyright and the public can use and consume it without permission and at no cost and without the public domain we wouldn't have so much art that rests on the work of authors like Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare and these mass expirations used to happen every year in nineteen ninety eight though Congress passed the copyright term extension act it extended copyright protections for existing works for twenty years January first twenty nineteen so the first public domain dump since nineteen ninety eight for more on this host and you have a your recently spoke to Jennifer Jenkins a clinical professor of law and director of the center for the study of public domain at Duke University Jennifer thanks for joining me thanks so much for having me on the show tunes in so give us a couple of examples of maybe more of the popular works in the public domain and that some of our listeners might be familiar with well works from before copyright existed such as the works of Shakespeare the works of Mozart the works of Beethoven the works of Charles Dickens all of these are in the public domain and your listeners might be familiar with them because if you think think about the contributions of Shakespeare to our culture because Romeo and Juliet was in the public domain letter bursting was free to write West Side Story the movie's Gnomeo and Juliet and for me unless di did not have to get in touch with his errors and they were not subject to a veto and Shakespeare himself through in the public domain before him Romeo and Juliet you on Arthur Brooks the tragical history of Romeo and Juliet which in turn on all of its Pyramus and Thisbe and so your audience may be able to think of you know scores of works that drew on public domain material when something is not in the public domain what happens then because I understand that the song Happy Birthday was not in the public domain isn't that interesting it is now when something's not in the public domain that means that if you want to use the work you have to locate the copyright holder and you have to get permission from the copyright holder is welcome to say no are they can charge you a fair fee or they can charge you an exorbitant fee now this is a good thing copy rights are very important the public coming in as the yen to the gang of copyright protection so the design of the copyright system is there will be a term of copyright protection when you meet any of us you know enjoy exclusive rights over creative works then after a certain period of time that copyright expires in those works go into the public domain where anyone else is free to use and build upon them so there's some work entering the public domain and twenty twenty what might people be excited about what's coming into our public domain wonderful music so my favorite musical piece going to public domain is George Gershwin's Rhapsody in blue some literary works Thomas Mann's the magic mountain EM Forster's passage to India wonderful children's book a a Milne when we were very young there are also some wonderful silent films works featuring Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd silent film called Dante's inferno which itself to a public domain works Dante's divine comedy of course but also intermixing that with elements from Charles Dickens and the Christmas Carol so they're really great works going to the public domain next year and I know a lot of us are very excited about that so if
This Day in History Class
On This Day in History: "A Christmas Carol" is Published
"Nineteenth a Christmas. Carol was published by Chapman and hall on a stay in eighteen forty three. It's really likely that you have have heard this story. Ebony scrooge cruel in stingy man is mean to his employees and everyone else around him on Christmas Eve he's visited by the ghost of his former. Mr Partner Jacob Marley followed by the spirits of Christmas past present and future. It was written of course by Charles Dickens and it's become a Christmas this classic and right from the beginning when it was published. It was an instant blockbuster. Dickens got the idea for this in the spring of that year after he we read a report on child Labour at this point child labor was extremely. Common increased urbanization and industrialization in the nineteenth century had had led to children working in factories often. Working incredibly long hours in dangerous and inhumane conditions often with things like rules that seem seem draconian cruel there were assembly lines hauling coal dipping matches. A lot of these working children were even housed above the factory in dormitories so their work was basically their whole lives and for people who were poor and could not find work. There were work houses and they had appalling conditions. Going to a workhouse was actually required by La under the poor law of eighteen. Thirty four if you were poor and had no work and can support yourself. You had to go to the poor house but intentionally the poor houses were so awful. No one wanted to go there. At first. Dickens had plans to write a pamphlet that was going to be called an appeal to the people of England on behalf of the poor man's child and like its name suggests is going to be a pamphlet about the horrors hours of poverty and child labor but soon he decided that a work of fiction might be more effective and he wrote that work of fiction over just a couple of months in the fall all of eighteen forty three. The big moral of the story was that it was up to employers to treat in pay their employees well on on a more practical level than the benevolent goal of encouraging. People to be more generous toward the poor dickens also needed to pay his own bills particularly after spending a lot of money on a tour of the United States the year before so he wrote a story that he thought would sell and it did the first print run of a Christmas. Carol was six thousand copies and it was sold out in a week by the next year. There were fifteen thousand copies in print. Although although Dickens didn't actually earn as much money off of it as he wanted to a lot of this was really of his own making it was at his request that they had. I used very fancy gilded bindings with the book itself full of Etchings and woodcut such were very expensive. He wanted this book to be beautiful and it was but it was also expensive and he even ordered last minute changes to the title page and the end pages because the first ones didn't measure up to what he wanted he had hoped to make a thousand pounds off of this book and instead his first payment was for a hundred and thirty seven pounds even though oh he didn't make nearly as much money as he wanted though he was really really happy with how well this book sold and with how much of an impact it seemed to make and people's humanitarian perspective on the issue of poverty and Child Labor. Today there are so many adaptations of this work and that started pretty much immediately. People were writing plays based on a Christmas Carol right from the very beginning today there are plays and movies and TV shows and musical scrooge. It goes on and on and it's hard to get through a Christmas season without being reminded of it somewhere.
Charles Dickens, One Hundred Sixty Year And Eighteen Year discussed on Laura Ingraham
"Let's see Charles Dickens apparently had a devious bid to send his wife to a mental asylum after he fell for an eighteen year old is exposing one hundred sixty year old letter from his ex POWs friend, they had some correspondence wherein, the friend felt very very bad for dickens's
The Big Picture
Ariana Grande Has A Misspelled Japanese Tattoo
"Filmmaker. I think the last thing is. What is it? The article experience is what is the definition of it? Now is it five hundred people in the theater is it a hundred is it fifty is a two people on a Friday night in front of a flat screen to me. It is that's the theatrical experience to me if it's one person. I mean, I think that the experience is the definition of it has changed. It's going to have to that's the world we live. Yeah. And your movie to you you have movie stars. And it has the feeling of kind of like an event movie in some ways from the eighties of the ninety s very sort of mid budget. Hi, Jan rutta, and that we were talking about others movies have disappeared from the Cineplex. And Netflix says obviously making strides to bring a lot of those kinds of movies back. Is there any part of you that will miss the kind of like boxoffice quality around some of this stuff or just sort of the pomp and circumstance that comes with the theatrical. It's to me it's always enjoyable to watch a film in theater or other people are laughing and join in crying, but we live in a world where where the traditional studios have centered much of their energy on Brandon, entertainment and. I'm not judging. That's what they're doing. That's their business model. And I think as you just sorta pointed out they've left behind an enormous narrative entertainment world that many people want and Netflix, God bless them have stepped in. And with great care and love has are fostering Roma. It's my favorite film of the year. Yeah. I I'm going to vote for the award people may not agree. But I feel it is. And I would like to think that when they win the Academy Award. This argument of whether net flicks makes films or not will be put the bed. It's that arguments over they make films they make films that are worthy of any award. That people are giving you this. I'm you know, if Roma wins and other films win, I think in the year two is this not even argument discussion is going to be ancient history, which it should be at this point. There's other aspect of this too. So interesting to me, I feel like there's a new part of the equation with a Netflix movie where I don't know how much of the bird box kind of phenomenon valid, but is it is it relevant to you. If you're movie kind of becomes like a mean or something on the internet that is significant because I feel like one. Felt buzzsaw has a lot of things that people could pull out and could become very memorable moments. But to is that like a new barometer for success in a way, if people have creep are creating content around the story that you've told I certainly I'm aware of the marketing of a film in these days memes. And and things taken from films are part of the marketing, so it's relevant on that way. I would like to see that for Netflix sick. They they entrusted me with some of money. And and and I respect that. And I hope it does. Well for them. I'm not really that interested in it. I hope people like it. I at this point, I'm sort of making movies as much for myself as for other people, and I've sort of turned a corner a little bit for better or worse. Hopefully, I don't stray too far that sounds like a really peaceful place to be in while you know, where it came from. I dive discussed this few times before but I worked on superman lives, which was the debacle of all time. So so epic that they made a documentary about it. I've seen it as fascinating. Right. So I I worked for a year and a half on Soumailla's. And as we getting down the wire they pull the plug two weeks before. A lot of money. But I went into the office. They pull the plug and it was living. My worst nightmare for a year. Like, this was gonna happen. I got my car job down Zanu Monica. I'm sitting on the beach, and I'm just processing everything that just happened over the last year. And I'm and I suddenly realized watching the ways that I could have written the words on the sand and the waves could have just washed away. That's how relevant was. And that was a shocking concept. And then I don't know a half hour later. I'm still singing I thought it doesn't matter. I got something that is process. I this was something I did as much for myself. This was not an invalid thing that just happened. And when I finally stood up its onset, I resolved. I was in at this point doing this as much for myself as for other people in these notions are in velvet buzzsaw the end of valid buzzsaw ends with Jewish John Malkovich. Which is literally what I experienced the idea that there is an outsider artist who's who's who's creating art as a cathartic experience for childhood trauma. Art can be as much for the artist as it can be for the audience. And I think in this film, I was really interested in the relationship between commerce and art in today's world. And the relationship is a very rocky won the quality of a work can't be judged by the number of clicks, reviews or dollar paid. I'm not saying that success diminishes the work. But it didn't no way defines it some. I'm sort of speaking to two different groups are speaking of people monetize art, saying art is more than a commodity assign ever forget that. Because I think sometimes we do. And I'm also speaking artists if you can become a brand you can beat yourself become a brand. God bless you. If that's what you want. That's fine. I don't judge that at all. But I think they're I I look at creativity as sort of a knife edge, and you can blunt it if you're not careful with repetition, and these are themes that are in the film. So I'm sort of I'm throwing ideas at their amidst the satire that you've experienced. Yeah. It's so interesting. I wonder if you have heard from anyone in the art world since you've started showing the film to people and what their reaction to it is. I haven't heard yet. I feel very secure in our research and all the almonds, and I'll tell you last week. I finally watched the price of everything on HBO. I was gonna ask you if you've seen it. I saw it a week ago and everything that these titans in the industry talk about are things that are in our film. I find that. I really asked down in my notes here. I it's so. Eerie how so much of what you are hitting on, you know, essentially, mocking there are people doing in real time in this documentary. It's fascinating. And Jake's character one point says when Toni Collette is asking about money, and where where it's all going in Texas on the money question. It's on everybody's talking about it. And in my research. Everybody is talking about what they're time at the present anything. Everybody knows that something's wrong is somehow it's not like they don't know what I don't think it can be stopped when he can't be stopped the more money the more fuel. It's like trying to stop a bonfire. It's not gonna stop. But people are trying to figure out where it's going. What is it? What does it mean? Does it diminish? Does it do this? It's a very interesting time for contemporary, art, anything. Yeah. I mean, do you see some of the same struggles for yourself as a filmmaker do feel any kind of crunch, even though you're in this peaceful moment, the only the crunch. I feel is is is that I'm an industry, which is which is in a transition phase because of the traditional studios going one way, and Netflix and other people coming in Philly that that's interesting to me it the idea as as as somebody who creates. It's that like I said I'm trying to create more for myself now than for other people. I'm trying to turn my back a little bit on all the noise, and China, I feel that if you create if look night took me a long time, but a night Carl I feel like I've found my voice, whatever my voice is a night crawler. I believe it's enrollment. I believe it's an so I'm just trying to follow my voice, I'm trying to create things that that that are relevant to me. And that brings its own piece it at this point, tell me a little bit about Roman because I don't think that there is enough conversation about it. I think it was a little bit overlooked, even though Denzel was acknowledged. And he's really interesting movie. Really well made what's your sort of? How do you look back on it? Now a few years removed from it on tremendously proud of it for myself and for all the people who worked on particularly for Denzel. I mean, I mean, I discuss this when it was out, but really Roman to me is is the story of the burden of of belief. It's it's it's he's a character. Who's carried a a sort of symbolic cross for so long, and he can't hold it up anymore, and he's going to drop it into me. That is the most of all things we are all going to not meet our standards at some point. And the ultimate message Roman is about redemption. It's it's not about failure. It's about finding a way out of out of something when you can turn when you turn your back on everything you believe in and you suddenly say, oh my God. How could this have happened? Where can you go and forgiving yourself and forgiving circumstances? That is an elevating experience that I was interested in. It's I'm very proud of the film when you're writing does the theme comforters. Does the the idea this setup confide? He always comes. First father is a writer told us from a very early age never bore you cannot bore. So I honestly think the first and foremost job of any artist on some level is to engage you can put slash entertain. But you have to engage people, and I'm looking for vehicles at engaging audience, and that become sort of Christmas trees that I can hang ideas on let me ask you a it struck me as I was watching this movie, you have a real knack for name. Tmz you your character names are very creative in this film in particular, they're sort of really elevated, but we're does stuff like that. Come from. Do you spend a lot of time trying to grab something that will really while people or puts, you know, kind of knocked him off their feet. The idea comes from. I I am an enormous Charles Dickens fan and one of the things I loved about dickens was he saw he saw a name as a vehicle to tell you something about the character. So I could spend a day on a character's name, and I have spent eight is been days on a character's name. I have lists of names. I have files of names, I'm put names one name. And I'm always experimenting looking more Vanderbilt. John Don, Don, reduce your Hayes. I just these these are names that I like, I just love names yen. I find the characters are saying those names frequently in the film, you know, it's so much fun. Not to have to ring out in some way. I find that you miss. That's great Dan couple more questions one. I'm curious. What's the last movie you've seen that you're jealous of I am jealous? Of roma. Yeah. What what was it about that? He is reminded Koran reminded us that there's nothing more dramatic than human small events framed in the right way that threw me there are scenes in Roma that rival any spectacle being made on any budget level. It just I was grossed in that film as it went as anything that I've ever seen. And and these are these are these are deep undercurrents that are not evident. They seem like they shouldn't be so important. But, but when you frame them the way he's framed them, so masterfully they become so powerful. And I just think it's it's it's a reminder of of the of of the potential for drama among people away from spectacle. And I'm only jealous in the sense that I'm not jealous. I I I'm at Meyer that he picked up the mantle and said look people life. This is this is this is really dynamite stuff if you can look at it the right way. Don't forget about it. Do you have a checklist of the kinds of films that you want to be able to make future in your career? None. Do you figure out where to go it all just an idea it just suddenly ideas on these seems really relevant? I have ideas for really dumb broad comedies that that. I once in a while I threatened to do I haven't I should write an action film. I wanna do I have I it's just an idea comes to you. I like I remember watching Slumdog millionaire, and I thought man that writer 'cause I based on a book, I must have been so excited the day. They came up with the idea of the game show quiz that became a vehicle to tell a story in flashback. That's like if I come up with that idea. I just wouldn't. That's just too cool. An idea ideas are have the shapes to them, and and you and if you look at them relevant to us on the you can see them other people can't see them. But but ideas, suddenly just leap out and go look at me, they sort of have structured to them, and and you become on my God. That's just like cool little thing. I could it's like a toy you can play with. So what are you doing next? I'm writing in original spec. Another one set in Los Angeles. At night. God help me at night s another night move in LA thought you would have learned by now. I will you. It's funny shooting at night in LA's fantastic after ten o'clock. There's no traffic. I noticed there were a couple of very good LA moments in in the new film as well. Yeah, we we shot, but I love shooting Elliott night. It's empty it's deserted. It's got this cool energy to it. It's cooler, literally, cooler, it's really interesting wild energy. Let's get dinner. I end every show by asking filmmakers. What's the last? Great thing they've seen. So maybe not that you're jealous of. But just a great thing that you saw I am an enormous fan of Ben Stiller as as gave him down tomorrow. Yeah. Guy was blown away. I I heard that he took two years on it. Then if you're listening, it was a really well spent two years, it's an incredible piece Patricia and Paul and Benito these performances are one of the writing was great to six six or seven parts on the did you see it? I did on the fifth or sixth episode when that thing happens, and you all my God, this was because it structurally, so brilliant to put that they're not in the front where it would have so differently affect. The peace, and I would have been so proud to do that piece. I thought it was remarkable. That's a great answer. I had so much fun watching Belva bus ident-. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate. Thanks so much, Dan Gilroy. And thank you to you. For listening to this week's episode of the big picture, please tune in next week when we will have a brand new Oscar show that we've dubbed the wife of palooza, Amanda Dobbins, and I finally saw the wife, and we are ready to talk about it. 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"Welcome to the you tonight. I'm Roger Chan I'm Joanie Sossamon five G is right around the corner. The Qualcomm may give us the first look at what will really be like the is holding its Snapdragon tech summit in Maui of all places tomorrow. We're expecting to see live five demonstrations and devices that will actually be capable of running on them ahead of that variety. And Samsung announced today, they are they're planning to launch a five smartphone in first half of next year. So what do we actually know all these things nothing as as the become a common thing with these five G device ounce, mints, they basically say we're going to have a five G thing. We can't tell you what it's called how much 'cause race back. Czar Bill be it will be available in the first half of next year. So the kind of interesting thing about it is that no really no really five G is coming. Yes, exactly. They like we've been talking about this as a thing that might be happening. For three three years four years. This point that it's actually going to happen in the next few months is I guess exciting enough exciting for people like Roger extremely exciting for people. I Roger because not writing about this for a long time. I'm really eager to see this in the field. It bitch saying our own shar tip can and Jessica dole court will be out at these. Dragon Tech's summit, they'll be checking out this stuff. So we'll get for suppressions from them this week. All right. So let's VR Joan you went to Los Angeles to check out this crazy experience based on a Charles Dickens, Christmas, Carol, right? What what was that? Like, it was really cool. So it's a new wave in virtually trying to get people to make virtuality that people actually want to go see where you combine a headset with site specific performance that includes a live actor that moves around you emotion capture suit. So you don't see the light actor you see them in the headset as avatars different characters. But they can talk to you with their own voice. They can touch you. You can touch them you actually interact with a real human. And so yeah, this one was based on a Christmas. Carol is definitely a lot scarier than like Mickey Christmas. Carol the DVD, and I were talking about earlier, it takes a very like true to the dickens, creepy fashion. And I got to go behind the scenes and check out the motion capture technology, which was fun watching this video. It's basically it's a one on one experience you an actor. And that's it right? Yeah. That's about twenty minutes. There's an actor that you see that's in Victorian costume, as you kind of like put on the she's the one that helps you put on the headset in a way that gets you sort of like in the mindset of you're going to be going, and they do a lot of really like the technology is really cool. But I also do a lot of simple things like they have have walls that appear. So where you there was a while before in your headset. There can disappear physically to an addition to being in your headset. And this is deathly sort of a next level. Or step up from those basic VR experiences. We've all tried and progress, and the funny thing is even as advanced as this is compared to what's come before. It's still at like that they're hacking it together stage, the technologies combining all these different elements. -nology still is at a point where there's a lot farther. It can go as technology gets better. I wo- was alike wearing those motion capture suits fun. Like, it's it's really comfortable wearing a body suit. So it's you know, it's like doesn't cramp or anything like that. But it's it's you look funny like you have gone little balls balls all over you. And it was and it's just really they say every time so motion capture the first thing they do is wave wave Cartwheel's because I can actually still do cartwheels like you're not like plugged in or tied. And it's also that the room is surrounded by cameras day. Have the the balls are the little markers and pick up the markers visually. Oh nice. Did you see yourself in VR afterward? Yeah. Well, they weren't. They didn't have. Chance to do a full there to laments of the motion capture those the body motion capture and then the facial stuff facial stuff takes a long time. Build a profile for yourself. So I just did the body. So I got to see a little avatar myself looks like a little like doll like a little coach doing cartwheels. Nice for full coverage Chickasaw seen it and Roger Chan Joni salsa. Thanks for listening.
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Tom Wolfe, pioneering 'New Journalist,' dead at 88
"Secretary lane child told an infrastructure we gathering of business industry and labor leaders as well as state and local highway and transit officials that while some advocate raising the federal gasoline tax and some favor attacks on vehicle miles traveled still others want no tax increase for transportation needs at all which is why this ministration hopes that we will work with congress on a bipartisan basis to cross difficult divide as to how to fund and finance our infrastructure the president's own plan which would shift and even greater share of the funding burden on the state and local governments is stalled so the white house says it is unlikely that any infrastructure funding plan will pass this year david schaper npr news wall street lower by the closing bell the dow down one hundred ninety three points then that twenty four thousand seven hundred three the nasdaq was down fifty nine points to end at seventy three fifty one the s and p five hundred down eighteen points ending at twenty seven eleven you're listening to npr news from washington tributes are pouring in for journalist and author tom wolfe who died yesterday at the age of eighty eight npr's petro mayor reports wolf author of bonfire of the vanities and the right stuff helped reinvigorate american fiction tom wolfe once famously began an essay with the word hernia repeated fifty seven times more or less and in the early sixties that was a revelation a bracing smack in the face of literary america will stream of consciousness wordplay helped create the genre known as new journalism and he brought the same livewire style to his novels let's get out from behind our deft and go into the streets and report on what's happening that's what a novel should be made from that's ron charles editor of the washington post book world he loved wolves nineteen ninety eight novel a man in full i did feel like i was reading kind of modern charles dickens american literature says ron charles had gotten sleepy feet an introspective and then tom wolfe came along petra mayor npr.