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How I Built This

05:04 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"Talk about how in a partner and a cofounder relationship it's important to get a coach. I think for my specific situation, with Vincent, it was important for me to get a therapist because what would happen was that a lot of tension would come up with my brother. I remember getting really, really angry at him. When he wasn't being defensive with me, like against sales broker that we were working with. And I remember getting really, really, really angry at them. And it definitely caused riffs in our relationship. Yeah. I think it's funny, I'm the older brother, but Andrew's always kind of been a protector. And for that, I'm very, very grateful, but I also feel like some of that typically is an older brother like that could be a role for an older brother. And if I wasn't able to do that for him, at a time, where he needed it, right? And for me, whenever we had these conflicts, and Andrew would get upset, I closed up. I felt like I couldn't think straight and it wasn't. I just didn't feel safe. And so one of those things that we had to work on was how do we manage conflict? And then how do we both feel safe? In order to resolve it and to move forward. You know, Vincent, we don't really talk about this, but I feel like we're closer. I feel like we're closer now than we've ever been before. I agree with that. I feel like we've gone through a lot together. Like, it's kind of like we got through and we mentioned earlier that we were very, very cooperative. And I think there was this all this stuff that wasn't processed. And then when you got into a startup with someone, as their partner, you're like, literally spending 40 50, 60 hours together. And it almost forces us to untangle this stuff more intensely. And I think we've come through on the other side. And I think our friendship and our bond has never been stronger. This is a complicated moment to ask this question, but do you know the question coming? How much of where you are today? Do you think it has to do with luck? How much would you attribute to just the grind of what you and the work you put in? I would say a ton of our early success was attributed to luck. For example, the timing of coconut chips. If we had weighed in another year to launch coconut chips, it would have been too late. And if we had gone earlier, it would have been too early, so we launched to ride at the right ear. And then getting on the radar of retailers and influencers, like we didn't know that was going to happen that was lucky. Also launching at a time where coconut was on trend, like that was lucky. But more recently, we have more to lose if we make mistakes. So we have to put forth the effort to ensure that we're successful. So we test products many times before putting them out in the world. Because you only have one chance to earn a customer. They don't give you a second chance. Andrew, my responsive in line with that, I'd say 70 30 luck to effort in the early years. And more recently it's been 7 to 30 effort to look. And would you like to reverse that again? Yeah, in the last week. Pay such good attention, yes. But you'll take the look. You'll take a look when it comes. Yeah. I want to take a look when it comes. That's Andrew and Vincent kitty rock. Brothers and cofounders of dang foods. By the way, influencers aren't always so influential. Back in 2019, the brothers released a seaweed flavored rice chip within weeks, the unofficial mayor of Twitter herself, Chrissy Teigen, posted a photo of those chips with her personal endorsement. The kitty roger garden brothers couldn't believe their luck. One of the biggest influencers out there loved them. And yet, even Chrissy Teigen's love wasn't enough. The seaweed chips never took off and were discontinued, but it's all part of dang's try lots of things out and fail fast strategy. Hey, thanks so much for listening to the show this week. Please do follow us on your podcast app so you always have the latest episode downloaded. If you want to contact us, our email address is H, IBT at NPR dot org. If you want to follow us on Twitter or account is at how I built this and mine is at guy raz. Our Instagram account is at how I built this NPR and mine is at guy dot Roz. This episode was produced by Liz metzger with music composed by ram teen era bluey. It was edited by Casey Herman with research help from Claire maroshi mo. Our production staff also includes niva grant, Ferris safari, JC Howard, Julia Kearney, Kerry Thompson, Elaine coats, and Harrison BJ Choi. Our intern is Margaret sereno. Jeff Rogers is our executive producer. I'm.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

15:05 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"Now you've got a professionalized the operation or am I wrong? Where you hand packing them? No, so we had to professionalize and the manufacturers that we worked with were the ones to pack and ship the product to us. So we designed the dang, the first iteration of the dang label. And it was still stickered. We did stickers at the beginning and print onto bags. But I use $23,000 of savings to buy the first 20 foot container in July. Will you stressed out or was it exciting? What do you remember? I remember my girlfriend at the time told me, you're always working. You don't do anything else. And those first few months where we're starting to ship product and I'm worried about setting up the company by myself working on my bedroom. I feel like it was just a blur because I would just work a lot. And I remember going to a class on how to start a food business and they were telling us about all the costs involved with slotting and trade spending and just like all of the cost of doing starting a business. And thank you to myself, oh my God, this is going to be way more expensive than I thought it would be. And it was just me and it was really lonely. When you're starting something and doing all by yourself without anybody to kind of go through it with it felt like I was kind of alone on my own ship in the middle of the sea. I think later that year in 2012, you managed to get into some Safeway stores. How did you even get on that radar? I'd still do it to this day. I don't, I'm not a 100%, but I think they tell us in the store. I don't know which store. So they called me and they're like, hey, can you come present to our produce team? And I remember going in there as a huge conference room and I gave my presentation about dang and our coconut chips and they said we love this and we want to create a premium snack destination in the produce department in all of our stores. So they quickly put us into about a thousand Safeway stores with large displays in the produce section, which is the front of the store 90% of the people walk through that area. That was a game changer for us, because up until then, it was just, you know, small stores here and there. Small orders from ATP. But that's when that's when I called Andrew and I was like, I need help. I need help because I can not do this by myself. Exactly. And Andrew were you still working at your accounting job at KPMG at that point? I was working for KPMG but I actually I had quit that. Summer of 2012. And then I started working with my father in his candle business. Vincent, I think you and dad had some behind the scenes conversations. And the effectively traded dad's like, okay, I'm gonna give Andrew to you, 'cause you could gang needs date needs the help. And it's funny because I think at the time, I think Vincent was what you needed was he needed someone that had a very different skill set from him, like the opposite skill set of him as a partner. Yeah. He also needed someone that he could trust. And he also needed someone that he couldn't afford to pay in the near future. That's like the perfect business partner. I'm not going to pay you. I need all the skills. I need to Skillshare don't have all your time. And all your time. And are you in? Are you in? It's interesting because I remember being entirely having some conversations about equity split up, like how are we going to split up this company? Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. And you know, I think I was all in to helping out for like a month or two. And then I was just like, oh, it's a brother, I'm just going to go all in because it is. And then we're eventually like, okay, what will the equity split up be? And I remember being on the call in Thailand and I think you've initially proposed a 80 20 split. Yeah, it's interesting because he could peel back like, oh, I'm not gonna do this for 20%, but I also like, I had no experience in food. Like, very little experience already done all the work. He did everything from 2011. Yeah. No, and I remember hanging up the phone and I think I customed out. I was like, I hate you. And then he called me back like the next day, and he's like, listen, I really want you to be part of the company. I think it would be really rewarding for us to go through this together. I'll give you 20% and you're going to earn over three years. And then later that got modified even higher later, as I I've been with the company longer and whatnot. I actually have a very different memory of that conversation. Yeah, please. Okay. All right. I remember talking to you and asking you what you thought was fair. I remember you saying I should get one fourth of what you have. And I think that was probably misconstrued, you know, like that, even one fourth of what you have, maybe one fourth of the company. I feel like there is a miscommunication there. That led to this tension, which is why, you know, we had to kind of have multiple conversations to kind of patch things up. And I also remember that being one of the first conversations that we had that had tension because we kind of grew up as brothers we didn't really like we fight, but later on in life we wouldn't fight as much and we got along well. But this is kind of the first time we had to be a little bit more combative, I would say. And I remember being very awkward. So you finally agree a split, Andrew you join full time. And now you've got to fulfill this big order from safe. I think it was a $50,000 order. Is that right? Yeah. It was $50,000 of coconut chips going to their thousand thousand stores. But really, that's just the beginning of a long journey because you want them to keep ordering, which means you've got to sell the coconut chips. And you guys, I imagine, don't have any marketing budget. How are you going to get people to even be aware of this product and try them? So at the time this was 2013 and these are the early days of Instagram. And my phone started blowing up and I was like, why are all these people texting me? They're like, chicken and stereopsis, you're checking your Instagram. So Courteney Kardashian have found our product at an airport because we were selling it a few airport stores. And put a post of it on her Instagram with the caption flight snack. And our website traffic just spiked. And that's when I realized, wow, social media is becoming a big marketing tool, right? And this is the power of it. It's funny because the week before we were in The New York Times. I had sent samples to a bunch of different food editors. And then I got a call from Florence fabricator who does the front burner section. And she was like, hey, I think I want to feature your coconut chips. Florence fabricate. Yeah. She's the famous food. I'm more impressed with that than Kourtney Kardashian myself. I was too. And I remember after that I was like, oh, this is pretty cool and I remember looking at our website traffic and it was like up a little bit. But then after the Courteney Kardashian post our website traffic spiked like a hundred times. And that was just that was just pure luck that Kourtney Kardashian put that on Instagram. That was luck that we happened to be selling at the right time in the right place, which is at an airport near her. But still, I mean, you're in safeways and probably most of those people in Safeway had not seen Courteney Kardashian's Instagram post. How are you going to create awareness among those shoppers? Because you needed them to continue ordering your product, right? You wanted them to sell. So how did you, what was the plan? Yeah, so how do you get attention? When you're in the store, you have less than a second to grab someone's attention. I think the best way to do that is to create a good package. And there's a saying that your package is your product. You sell in the bag. It's a bag itself. Because that has to do so many things it has to educate someone on what's inside what to expect with the nutritionals are attributes like keto paleo. And from the beginning, I knew that we had to capture people's attention with the name dang, because the logo we always put that front and center in a very big font. But then also visually we had to illustrate what to expect in the bag without actually putting a window. So I remember buying coconuts in Thailand when we were there and they were cheap they were like a dollar for like 5 of them. Setting up a photo studio and taking pictures of coconut chips spilling out of the coconut. So you knew that it was something natural product that came actually from the coconut itself. We also wanted to illustrate that it was a natural product without saying the word natural on it. So we used all these earthy tones like tan and green and brown. Basically things you would find on a coconut tree. So 2013, it just sounds like you need a lot of help and your brother comes in and he is, how do you I mean, what's the idea of Vincent? You're going to be the CEO and Andrew you're going to be the operations guy. It was that sort of how you divided responsibility? Yeah, I think from the beginning, it was Vincent was really like the front facing visionary. Handling sales and marketing and product development. I was handling ops finance and accounting. And it's still has held to this day. And our company was a mess of the time. I don't have a finance background or an operations background. So our books are a mess and our products. We're not shipped in a very efficient way. So we had a lot of things that needed attention. All right, but you had one product line and you can not build a company on coconut chips alone, right? And you knew that. You knew that that was not going to be possible. You had to you had to expand beyond that. So what was the next product you were going to put out into the world? Are we slowly built out the line of coconut chips because people were telling us they want it with coconut sugar or they want it without sugar at all. So we actually had to create a facility to make an unsweetened coconut chip. But then I was on a trip to Japan and I saw these onion chips in the supermarket and I was like, oh, this is really cool. It tastes like caramelized onions, which is delicious. They were just what they were like fried pieces of onion. Yeah, using a technology called vacuum frying, which didn't out all the atmospheric pressure so that it doesn't collapse when you fry it. You can spin out most of the oil. So it's like light, flaky, crispy, like onion pedal. Also, it wasn't a ring. It was like a pedal. Exactly. And I remember we tested it and people loved it. Yeah, and it crunches like a chip. It crunched like a chip and it was like light, it wasn't too oily. And it's just onion. That's it. Just onion and salt. Just onion and salt. And I was thinking I remember thinking to myself, oh, we can go after funyuns. Yeah. What happened was that at like we were going around the trade shows that these were vacuum fried onion chips that were pretty clean. And when people tried them, the trade shows. People loved them. And I remember, I remember one of our industry friends tried it, and he looked up in the air, he was like, oh, dang, they did it again. Wow, good. These were gonna be like organic funyuns. Exactly. Funyuns aren't really onion. They're just puffed corn. Flavored like onions. We were so excited about that. Like they were getting so much positive feedback from the community just as we did with our coconut chips. We're like, okay, this is gonna be a winner. This was gonna be the big thing. So, it failed miserably. When we come back in just a moment, how Andrew and Vincent learn the hard way that the best snack foods have to be addictive and maybe they shouldn't give you onion breath. Stay with us, I'm guy rise and you're listening to how I built this. This message comes from NPR sponsor Wix, where do you go when you want to create manage and grow your business online? Wix, a leading website creation platform, create a site with designer made templates that can be customized for your business and looks great on all devices. Reach new audiences with intelligent SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines. And manage it all from one place. Join over 200 million people already doing it and head over to Wix dot com to get started. Hey, welcome back to how I built this. I'm guy raz. So it's several years into dang foods and Vincent and his brother Andrew think they have the best snack idea since funyuns, a vacuum fried onion petal chip. But despite some dang good initial feedback from people in the industry, customers it turned out didn't quite agree. They already have a few bites, but they were just kind of let it sit, I think. And they couldn't finish it. And when you don't have a snack that you can finish, then you don't go back and buy it again. But why was it too much like sounds really light and flavorful? What was the feedback you were getting? One thing that we didn't anticipate was that people would be worried about onion breath. About getting onion on their press. And they didn't want to walk around, smelling like they just ate onions. That's something that nobody ever told us when we were testing it out. People don't snack on onions. How long did it take you to discover that this was a failure? I think there's only a month or two. That was fast. Supermarkets don't give you a lot of time if you're not selling well. You weren't thinking, oh, just give a time. People have to come around to it. You were thinking this is a failure 6 weeks in. We gotta pull it. I have to say that there was other considerations like the biggest driver was that it wasn't flying off the shelf. I think from the beginning guy, there was margin concerns, like we were looking at. I mean, there were some tariffs associated with this onion from Vietnam. I think when we first launched, I think we were looking at something like 20% margins. And we're like, listen, we can do this because if this is going to get as big as funyuns, like when we sell up to 10 million and we get to scale to the next level, those margins will hit 30 and then they'll hit 40. And everything that's going to work itself out if the velocity comes. The velocity didn't come. The velocity didn't come at all. Right. There were yellow flags in the process, maybe even red flags in the processes of launching this. I think there was so much pressure from the market. And from the industry to be like, hey, we need to launch something new and it needs to be dang good. That the pressure I think over.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

06:42 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"A Texas chain, and how big how big was it or ten, 20, $50,000? Do you remember? Probably $10,000. Yeah. So they ordered $10,000 to the product. How were you financing that? Because I'm assuming when you're an HEB, you can not hand pack each bag. Now you've got a professionalized the operation or am I wrong? Where you hand packing them? No, so we had to professionalize and the manufacturers that we worked with were the ones to pack and ship the product to us. So we designed the dang, the first iteration of the dang label. And it was still stickered. We did stickers at the beginning and print onto bags. But I use $23,000 of savings to buy the first 20 foot container in July. Will you stressed out or was it exciting? What do you remember? I remember my girlfriend at the time told me, you're always working. You don't do anything else. And those first few months where we're starting to ship product and I'm worried about setting up the company by myself working on my bedroom. I feel like it was just a blur because I would just work a lot. And I remember going to a class on how to start a food business and they were telling us about all the costs involved with slotting and trade spending and just like all of the cost of doing starting a business. And thank you to myself, oh my God, this is going to be way more expensive than I thought it would be. And it was just me and it was really lonely. When you're starting something and doing all by yourself without anybody to kind of go through it with it felt like I was kind of alone on my own ship in the middle of the sea. I think later that year in 2012, you managed to get into some Safeway stores. How did you even get on that radar? I'd still do it to this day. I don't, I'm not a 100%, but I think they tell us in the store. I don't know which store. So they called me and they're like, hey, can you come present to our produce team? And I remember going in there as a huge conference room and I gave my presentation about dang and our coconut chips and they said we love this and we want to create a premium snack destination in the produce department in all of our stores. So they quickly put us into about a thousand Safeway stores with large displays in the produce section, which is the front of the store 90% of the people walk through that area. That was a game changer for us, because up until then, it was just, you know, small stores here and there. Small orders from ATP. But that's when that's when I called Andrew and I was like, I need help. I need help because I can not do this by myself. Exactly. And Andrew were you still working at your accounting job at KPMG at that point? I was working for KPMG but I actually I had quit that. Summer of 2012. And then I started working with my father in his candle business. Vincent, I think you and dad had some behind the scenes conversations. And the effectively traded dad's like, okay, I'm gonna give Andrew to you, 'cause you could gang needs date needs the help. And it's funny because I think at the time, I think Vincent was what you needed was he needed someone that had a very different skill set from him, like the opposite skill set of him as a partner. Yeah. He also needed someone that he could trust. And he also needed someone that he couldn't afford to pay in the near future. That's like the perfect business partner. I'm not going to pay you. I need all the skills. I need to Skillshare don't have all your time. And all your time. And are you in? Are you in? It's interesting because I remember being entirely having some conversations about equity split up, like how are we going to split up this company? Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. And you know, I think I was all in to helping out for like a month or two. And then I was just like, oh, it's a brother, I'm just going to go all in because it is. And then we're eventually like, okay, what will the equity split up be? And I remember being on the call in Thailand and I think you've initially proposed a 80 20 split. Yeah, it's interesting because he could peel back like, oh, I'm not gonna do this for 20%, but I also like, I had no experience in food. Like, very little experience already done all the work. He did everything from 2011. Yeah. No, and I remember hanging up the phone and I think I customed out. I was like, I hate you. And then he called me back like the next day, and he's like, listen, I really want you to be part of the company. I think it would be really rewarding for us to go through this together. I'll give you 20% and you're going to earn over three years. And then later that got modified even higher later, as I I've been with the company longer and whatnot. I actually have a very different memory of that conversation. Yeah, please. Okay. All right. I remember talking to you and asking you what you thought was fair. I remember you saying I should get one fourth of what you have. And I think that was probably misconstrued, you know, like that, even one fourth of what you have, maybe one fourth of the company. I feel like there is a miscommunication there. That led to this tension, which is why, you know, we had to kind of have multiple conversations to kind of patch things up. And I also remember that being one of the first conversations that we had that had tension because we kind of grew up as brothers we didn't really like we fight, but later on in life we wouldn't fight as much and we got along well. But this is kind of the first time we had to be a little bit more combative, I would say. And I remember being very awkward. So you finally agree a split, Andrew you join full time. And now you've got to fulfill this big order from safe. I think it was a $50,000 order. Is that right? Yeah. It was $50,000 of coconut chips going to their thousand thousand stores. But really, that's just the beginning of a long journey because you want them to keep ordering, which means you've got to sell the coconut chips. And you guys, I imagine, don't have any marketing budget. How are you going to get people to even be aware of this product and try them? So at the time this was 2013 and these are the early days of Instagram. And my phone started blowing up and I was like, why are all these people texting me? They're like, chicken and stereopsis, you're checking your Instagram. So Courteney.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

06:53 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"To understand something. You're laid off, right? You're now trying to get these chips into retailers. You get an order from HEB, a Texas chain, and how big how big was it or ten, 20, $50,000? Do you remember? Probably $10,000. Yeah. So they ordered $10,000 to the product. How were you financing that? Because I'm assuming when you're an HEB, you can not hand pack each bag. Now you've got a professionalized the operation or am I wrong? Where you hand packing them? No, so we had to professionalize and the manufacturers that we worked with were the ones to pack and ship the product to us. So we designed the dang, the first iteration of the dang label. And it was still stickered. We did stickers at the beginning and print onto bags. But I use $23,000 of savings to buy the first 20 foot container in July. Will you stressed out or was it exciting? What do you remember? I remember my girlfriend at the time told me, you're always working. You don't do anything else. And those first few months where we're starting to ship product and I'm worried about setting up the company by myself working on my bedroom. I feel like it was just a blur because I would just work a lot. And I remember going to a class on how to start a food business and they were telling us about all the costs involved with slotting and trade spending and just like all of the cost of doing starting a business. And thank you to myself, oh my God, this is going to be way more expensive than I thought it would be. And it was just me and it was really lonely. When you're starting something and doing all by yourself without anybody to kind of go through it with it felt like I was kind of alone on my own ship in the middle of the sea. I think later that year in 2012, you managed to get into some Safeway stores. How did you even get on that radar? I'd still do it to this day. I don't, I'm not a 100%, but I think they tell us in the store. I don't know which store. So they called me and they're like, hey, can you come present to our produce team? And I remember going in there as a huge conference room and I gave my presentation about dang and our coconut chips and they said we love this and we want to create a premium snack destination in the produce department in all of our stores. So they quickly put us into about a thousand Safeway stores with large displays in the produce section, which is the front of the store 90% of the people walk through that area. That was a game changer for us, because up until then, it was just, you know, small stores here and there. Small orders from ATP. But that's when that's when I called Andrew and I was like, I need help. I need help because I can not do this by myself. Exactly. And Andrew were you still working at your accounting job at KPMG at that point? I was working for KPMG but I actually I had quit that. Summer of 2012. And then I started working with my father in his candle business. Vincent, I think you and dad had some behind the scenes conversations. And the effectively traded dad's like, okay, I'm gonna give Andrew to you, 'cause you could gang needs date needs the help. And it's funny because I think at the time, I think Vincent was what you needed was he needed someone that had a very different skill set from him, like the opposite skill set of him as a partner. Yeah. He also needed someone that he could trust. And he also needed someone that he couldn't afford to pay in the near future. That's like the perfect business partner. I'm not going to pay you. I need all the skills. I need to Skillshare don't have all your time. And all your time. And are you in? Are you in? It's interesting because I remember being entirely having some conversations about equity split up, like how are we going to split up this company? Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. And you know, I think I was all in to helping out for like a month or two. And then I was just like, oh, it's a brother, I'm just going to go all in because it is. And then we're eventually like, okay, what will the equity split up be? And I remember being on the call in Thailand and I think you've initially proposed a 80 20 split. Yeah, it's interesting because he could peel back like, oh, I'm not gonna do this for 20%, but I also like, I had no experience in food. Like, very little experience already done all the work. He did everything from 2011. Yeah. No, and I remember hanging up the phone and I think I customed out. I was like, I hate you. And then he called me back like the next day, and he's like, listen, I really want you to be part of the company. I think it would be really rewarding for us to go through this together. I'll give you 20% and you're going to earn over three years. And then later that got modified even higher later, as I I've been with the company longer and whatnot. I actually have a very different memory of that conversation. Yeah, please. Okay. All right. I remember talking to you and asking you what you thought was fair. I remember you saying I should get one fourth of what you have. And I think that was probably misconstrued, you know, like that, even one fourth of what you have, maybe one fourth of the company. I feel like there is a miscommunication there. That led to this tension, which is why, you know, we had to kind of have multiple conversations to kind of patch things up. And I also remember that being one of the first conversations that we had that had tension because we kind of grew up as brothers we didn't really like we fight, but later on in life we wouldn't fight as much and we got along well. But this is kind of the first time we had to be a little bit more combative, I would say. And I remember being very awkward. So you finally agree a split, Andrew you join full time. And now you've got to fulfill this big order from safe. I think it was a $50,000 order. Is that right? Yeah. It was $50,000 of coconut chips going to their thousand thousand stores. But really, that's just the beginning of a long journey because you want them to keep ordering, which means you've got to sell the coconut chips. And you guys, I imagine, don't have any marketing budget. How are you going to get people to even be aware of this product and try them? So at the time this was 2013 and these are the early days of Instagram. And my phone started blowing up and I was like, why are all these people texting me? They're like, chicken and stereopsis, you're checking your Instagram. So Courteney.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

06:33 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"$10,000 to the product. How were you financing that? Because I'm assuming when you're an HEB, you can not hand pack each bag. Now you've got a professionalized the operation or am I wrong? Where you hand packing them? No, so we had to professionalize and the manufacturers that we worked with were the ones to pack and ship the product to us. So we designed the dang, the first iteration of the dang label. And it was still stickered. We did stickers at the beginning and print onto bags. But I use $23,000 of savings to buy the first 20 foot container in July. Will you stressed out or was it exciting? What do you remember? I remember my girlfriend at the time told me, you're always working. You don't do anything else. And those first few months where we're starting to ship product and I'm worried about setting up the company by myself working on my bedroom. I feel like it was just a blur because I would just work a lot. And I remember going to a class on how to start a food business and they were telling us about all the costs involved with slotting and trade spending and just like all of the cost of doing starting a business. And thank you to myself, oh my God, this is going to be way more expensive than I thought it would be. And it was just me and it was really lonely. When you're starting something and doing all by yourself without anybody to kind of go through it with it felt like I was kind of alone on my own ship in the middle of the sea. I think later that year in 2012, you managed to get into some Safeway stores. How did you even get on that radar? I'd still do it to this day. I don't, I'm not a 100%, but I think they tell us in the store. I don't know which store. So they called me and they're like, hey, can you come present to our produce team? And I remember going in there as a huge conference room and I gave my presentation about dang and our coconut chips and they said we love this and we want to create a premium snack destination in the produce department in all of our stores. So they quickly put us into about a thousand Safeway stores with large displays in the produce section, which is the front of the store 90% of the people walk through that area. That was a game changer for us, because up until then, it was just, you know, small stores here and there. Small orders from ATP. But that's when that's when I called Andrew and I was like, I need help. I need help because I can not do this by myself. Exactly. And Andrew were you still working at your accounting job at KPMG at that point? I was working for KPMG but I actually I had quit that. Summer of 2012. And then I started working with my father in his candle business. Vincent, I think you and dad had some behind the scenes conversations. And the effectively traded dad's like, okay, I'm gonna give Andrew to you, 'cause you could gang needs date needs the help. And it's funny because I think at the time, I think Vincent was what you needed was he needed someone that had a very different skill set from him, like the opposite skill set of him as a partner. Yeah. He also needed someone that he could trust. And he also needed someone that he couldn't afford to pay in the near future. That's like the perfect business partner. I'm not going to pay you. I need all the skills. I need to Skillshare don't have all your time. And all your time. And are you in? Are you in? It's interesting because I remember being entirely having some conversations about equity split up, like how are we going to split up this company? Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. And you know, I think I was all in to helping out for like a month or two. And then I was just like, oh, it's a brother, I'm just going to go all in because it is. And then we're eventually like, okay, what will the equity split up be? And I remember being on the call in Thailand and I think you've initially proposed a 80 20 split. Yeah, it's interesting because he could peel back like, oh, I'm not gonna do this for 20%, but I also like, I had no experience in food. Like, very little experience already done all the work. He did everything from 2011. Yeah. No, and I remember hanging up the phone and I think I customed out. I was like, I hate you. And then he called me back like the next day, and he's like, listen, I really want you to be part of the company. I think it would be really rewarding for us to go through this together. I'll give you 20% and you're going to earn over three years. And then later that got modified even higher later, as I I've been with the company longer and whatnot. I actually have a very different memory of that conversation. Yeah, please. Okay. All right. I remember talking to you and asking you what you thought was fair. I remember you saying I should get one fourth of what you have. And I think that was probably misconstrued, you know, like that, even one fourth of what you have, maybe one fourth of the company. I feel like there is a miscommunication there. That led to this tension, which is why, you know, we had to kind of have multiple conversations to kind of patch things up. And I also remember that being one of the first conversations that we had that had tension because we kind of grew up as brothers we didn't really like we fight, but later on in life we wouldn't fight as much and we got along well. But this is kind of the first time we had to be a little bit more combative, I would say. And I remember being very awkward. So you finally agree a split, Andrew you join full time. And now you've got to fulfill this big order from safe. I think it was a $50,000 order. Is that right? Yeah. It was $50,000 of coconut chips going to their thousand thousand stores. But really, that's just the beginning of a long journey because you want them to keep ordering, which means you've got to sell the coconut chips. And you guys, I imagine, don't have any marketing budget. How are you going to get people to even be aware of this product and try them? So at the time this was 2013 and these are the early days of Instagram. And my phone started blowing up and I was like, why are all these people texting me? They're like, chicken and stereopsis, you're checking your Instagram. So Courteney.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

07:00 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"Little severance package. Which helped me kind of bridge the gap to start the company. All right, let me try to I want to try to understand something. You're laid off, right? You're now trying to get these chips into retailers. You get an order from HEB, a Texas chain, and how big how big was it or ten, 20, $50,000? Do you remember? Probably $10,000. Yeah. So they ordered $10,000 to the product. How were you financing that? Because I'm assuming when you're an HEB, you can not hand pack each bag. Now you've got a professionalized the operation or am I wrong? Where you hand packing them? No, so we had to professionalize and the manufacturers that we worked with were the ones to pack and ship the product to us. So we designed the dang, the first iteration of the dang label. And it was still stickered. We did stickers at the beginning and print onto bags. But I use $23,000 of savings to buy the first 20 foot container in July. Will you stressed out or was it exciting? What do you remember? I remember my girlfriend at the time told me, you're always working. You don't do anything else. And those first few months where we're starting to ship product and I'm worried about setting up the company by myself working on my bedroom. I feel like it was just a blur because I would just work a lot. And I remember going to a class on how to start a food business and they were telling us about all the costs involved with slotting and trade spending and just like all of the cost of doing starting a business. And thank you to myself, oh my God, this is going to be way more expensive than I thought it would be. And it was just me and it was really lonely. When you're starting something and doing all by yourself without anybody to kind of go through it with it felt like I was kind of alone on my own ship in the middle of the sea. I think later that year in 2012, you managed to get into some Safeway stores. How did you even get on that radar? I'd still do it to this day. I don't, I'm not a 100%, but I think they tell us in the store. I don't know which store. So they called me and they're like, hey, can you come present to our produce team? And I remember going in there as a huge conference room and I gave my presentation about dang and our coconut chips and they said we love this and we want to create a premium snack destination in the produce department in all of our stores. So they quickly put us into about a thousand Safeway stores with large displays in the produce section, which is the front of the store 90% of the people walk through that area. That was a game changer for us, because up until then, it was just, you know, small stores here and there. Small orders from ATP. But that's when that's when I called Andrew and I was like, I need help. I need help because I can not do this by myself. Exactly. And Andrew were you still working at your accounting job at KPMG at that point? I was working for KPMG but I actually I had quit that. Summer of 2012. And then I started working with my father in his candle business. Vincent, I think you and dad had some behind the scenes conversations. And the effectively traded dad's like, okay, I'm gonna give Andrew to you, 'cause you could gang needs date needs the help. And it's funny because I think at the time, I think Vincent was what you needed was he needed someone that had a very different skill set from him, like the opposite skill set of him as a partner. Yeah. He also needed someone that he could trust. And he also needed someone that he couldn't afford to pay in the near future. That's like the perfect business partner. I'm not going to pay you. I need all the skills. I need to Skillshare don't have all your time. And all your time. And are you in? Are you in? It's interesting because I remember being entirely having some conversations about equity split up, like how are we going to split up this company? Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. Because Vincent owned a 100% of it. And you know, I think I was all in to helping out for like a month or two. And then I was just like, oh, it's a brother, I'm just going to go all in because it is. And then we're eventually like, okay, what will the equity split up be? And I remember being on the call in Thailand and I think you've initially proposed a 80 20 split. Yeah, it's interesting because he could peel back like, oh, I'm not gonna do this for 20%, but I also like, I had no experience in food. Like, very little experience already done all the work. He did everything from 2011. Yeah. No, and I remember hanging up the phone and I think I customed out. I was like, I hate you. And then he called me back like the next day, and he's like, listen, I really want you to be part of the company. I think it would be really rewarding for us to go through this together. I'll give you 20% and you're going to earn over three years. And then later that got modified even higher later, as I I've been with the company longer and whatnot. I actually have a very different memory of that conversation. Yeah, please. Okay. All right. I remember talking to you and asking you what you thought was fair. I remember you saying I should get one fourth of what you have. And I think that was probably misconstrued, you know, like that, even one fourth of what you have, maybe one fourth of the company. I feel like there is a miscommunication there. That led to this tension, which is why, you know, we had to kind of have multiple conversations to kind of patch things up. And I also remember that being one of the first conversations that we had that had tension because we kind of grew up as brothers we didn't really like we fight, but later on in life we wouldn't fight as much and we got along well. But this is kind of the first time we had to be a little bit more combative, I would say. And I remember being very awkward. So you finally agree a split, Andrew you join full time. And now you've got to fulfill this big order from safe. I think it was a $50,000 order. Is that right? Yeah. It was $50,000 of coconut chips going to their thousand thousand stores. But really, that's just the beginning of a long journey because you want them to keep ordering, which means you've got to sell the coconut chips. And you guys, I imagine, don't have any marketing budget. How are you going to get people to even be aware of this product and try them? So at the time this was 2013 and these are the early days of Instagram. And my phone started blowing up and I was like, why are all these people texting me? They're like, chicken and stereopsis, you're checking your Instagram. So Courteney.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

07:10 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"Hey, welcome back to how I built this. I'm guy raz. So it's 2011 and Vincent is sold on the idea of making a coconut chip brand. But he won't be shaving the coconuts himself in the Bay Area. He needs to import the product from Thailand and thankfully, he knows some people. So I asked my family like, hey, is there anybody that can help me? And one of our cousins became our supplier manager. So you had a cousin there who could be on the ground. Find the suppliers for you. And which is obviously a hugely helpful because you couldn't you couldn't be there yourself. Exactly. So we talked to all these manufacturers, figured out the one that we liked. The next step for us was, hey, testing it with consumers. So I think we went to Thailand that Christmas, and then I brought back with me a duffel bag, full of, I think it was one ounce bags with stickers on them. Because I wanted to show consumers what a product would look like with this. So when you came back to, I think it's on January 2012. You still, you're still working for the startup, right, at the time. But it sounds like you've got the wheels are in motion on this thing. And you want to test this out because you had some success at the trade show the previous summer. So who are you going to test this out on? I mean, you had you're still packaging them yourself, right? Yeah, so patch them in these foil bags. And each of these, now it's a product, right? So we have coconut chips in a bag with a sticker on it, and it says toasted coconut chips on it. It says dang. And it has a picture of coconuts. And I found a consumer show called the new taste marketplace, which is like an artisanal market in San Gregory's church in San Francisco. And we did pretty well. And that's where we really learned how to talk about the product and say, hey, these are coconut chips. They're a healthy snack. They've got all the health benefits of coconut oil. And you can put it on your salads or your ice cream or your yogurt. And so that's where we really kind of got the pitch down for how to sell coconut chips. And this, yeah, this is probably right around the time when coconut water was starting to blow up. Yeah, at this time, coconut in general was very trendy. And so that became our anchor when we started talking about it. We said, hey, do you like coconut water, Haiti? Like coconut oil, you're probably like our coconut chips. Yeah. And coconut oil also, by the way around this time, 2011, 12, because this is also context of this whole paleo keto kind of craze that blew up. Not really crazy because it's still around. And a lot of people are getting into healthy fats like coconut oil. Yeah, that became part of our pitch. And I think Trader Joe's, Trader Joe's is selling coconut oil. Trader Joe's also came out with a coconut chip around the same time we did. Wow. I thought was bad because I was like, I thought we were going to be the first. Yeah. But it turned out later that it was actually a good thing because traders always stays in Trader Joe's, right? Yes. So it actually helped us with this education component of people not knowing what a coconut chip was. And people's job at Trader Joe's are also going to shop at Whole Foods and other stores. So it actually helped us a lot. And by the way, were you talking to your dad or mom? Because they were both entrepreneurs. I mean, did either of them say, yeah, go for it. This is exciting, or were they like, not sure? Well, I think before we even started it, I remember talking to both of them. My mom said, hey, you're really good with food. I think you should do something with food. And my dad said, if you're going to start something, you should utilize our family in Thailand because we have this huge network there. That could be a competitive advantage. And I ended up doing kind of a combination of the two, which is food with family and Thailand. So they didn't say specifically, hey, this is a good idea to do this, but they kind of gave me a larger framework to think about how to start a business. All right, so you are clearly Vincent. I mean, tell me, take me to like 2012, the first sort of vibrant four or 5 months of that year. Is this all you're thinking about? 'cause you still have another job, like you've got a day job working for the startup. I was definitely on a kind of adrenaline rush for the first few months of just thinking about this and I was pretty committed to making it a company at that point. And we heard about this other trade show in March 2012 called the expo natural product expo west. And I didn't know about it. Until a month before, and I was like, oh, wow, maybe we can get a booth, but they ran out of booths. So what we did was we got two feet of table space in a shared booth with dozens of vendors. And we somehow fit four people into a two foot table space. That one behind the table and three in front of the table standing the aisles. So we stood in the aisles, just we made a wall. And in order to pass through that Ohio, you had to go past one of our people and it was me, my dad, my brother, and my girlfriend at the time, now my wife. And nobody got through the wall without tasting some coconut chips. People just toss them in their mouth and say, they say dang. Dang. That's a great. They say, dang, these are really good. See, we're getting business cards from buyers for large and small stores. Yeah, so we had connected with a few whole foods regions with HEB, which is a big grocery store. Yes. And then also all these smaller independents in the Bay Area that are very progressive and are kind of the leaders when it comes to new products. So buy right grocery and rainbow grocery, Berkeley bowl, and those were some of our first customers. And I was like, okay, maybe we can make this a real thing. Let's order a container load. All right, but when you came back, home after the show, what did you do? Did you start to email all the people whose cards you got? Yeah, exactly. So, you know, I remember meeting people at the trade show and asking them, hey, do you want to get a cup of coffee? And sitting down. I remember one guy at the trade show. He was like, oh, you got business cards. Let's go through them. And he helped me go through a stack of at least a hundred business cards. And we'll pull that ones and be like, this is worth following up on. You don't want to lose this card. That was huge. He helped me kind of figure out the lay of the land. And so when we, when the first container landed in July, we had a bunch of customers who had committed. So we started shipping it out directly to grocery stores, yeah. Like HEB was what the biggest one at the time. Meantime, from understand, you were laid off from your job in April of 2012. Yeah, so the startup I was working at had to do layoffs. And so I.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

06:28 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"These wraps. Yes, and she said, one of the ingredients is toasted coconut. Now you can't buy toasted coconut in the U.S., but what you can do is go buy shredded coconut and toast it yourself. Just unsweetened coconut. I couldn't find unsweetened, so I bought sweetened coca. And the traditional way to do it is you put it in a wok. Turn on the heat and you start starting. Okay. And the moisture evaporates and it turns golden brown. And what she didn't tell me was it creates this amazing smell. And because I was making 20 pounds of this stuff at multiple burners going the entire house smelled like toasted coat. And it's filling the house with a sweet nutty aroma. And we had multiple roommates, 7 roommates, and they all came out of their rooms. Saying, what are you cooking? Smells amazing. And they started just dipping their hands in the pan. And eating it. And I was like, first off, get your hands out of this pot because, you know, this is gross. But secondly, this is really interesting that, you know, all of these Friends of ours love to eat. This toasted coconut straight out of the pan. All right, so you're making this because you need it for the next iteration of the underground farmers market. But you're thinking, wait a minute, maybe there's something with these coconut chips. This shredded coconut. Yeah, so I was so captivated by everybody's reaction to just the toasted coconut that I was like, hey, maybe we could create a product that's just hosted coconut. So, all right, now just to be clear. Because when people think shredded coconut, I think, certainly in the United States, they think of like coconut and macaroons, right? Like shredded syrupy kind of treacly sweet coconut product or like an almond joy, right? Like shredded coconut. You're talking about like shaved coconut, right? That's what you were working with. Yeah, long strips of shaved coconut, toasted until crispy. It tasted and felt like a crunchy sweet chip. And just from that experience, you start to think this could be like a snack food. These coconut shavings like could be something that people just munch on. Yeah, because people wanted to snack on it at my home kitchen. Why wouldn't they want to snack on and buy it at a supermarket? And I remember I called Andrew, who was in Thailand at the time and asked him, hey, have you ever seen any toasted coconut snacks or chips? And he shipped me a box, and then we identified the sample that we liked and talked to the manufacturer. And it was already toasted. You didn't have to do anything. Correct. But I kept some of that sample, the samples from the box, and I heard about this food show, trade show called the fancy food show, which was a D.C. that summer and I was like, you know what? I'm gonna bring some there. I don't know anything about this industry. I don't know anyone in this industry. But if I can get people to taste it, maybe they'll tell me if it can be a product or not. Well, hang on for a second. I just, I'm just trying to, I'm just trying to understand this because I would not have had the foresight or the confidence at that point in my life to think about something like a food show because you had no experience in the food world. I remember it back to when I was a kid and my parents would take me to trade shows. They take me a gift shows. All right, okay. And that's where the entire industry goes in order to find new items and talk about them and get business. So I was like, all right, well, what's the big trade show in food? And decided to book a flight from San Francisco to D.C. and we took some of the samples from the box that I got sent. And I put coconut chips into these little plastics souffle cups. And put a lid on it and put a sticker on it that said, dang. And we called it dang because my mom's name is dang. And when you eat it, it's dang good. You're like dang, this is good. Dang, these are delicious. Dang is such a, my kids use that word. It's like, I remember saying it when I was a kid. It's a euphemism. Say dang. It's like fudge. Say fudge. And dang is like such a great word. But your mom's name is dang. Yeah, so everyone in Thailand gets a nickname like a short nickname. And so hers is dang. So people always call her P dang or new dang, and yeah, it came to me on a run and I was like, all right, let's put that as our logo. So all right, so you've got the chips. You're going to go to this trade show and you've got the name. And so did you get a table? Like a booth at this fancy food show? No. So we didn't want to spend more money by getting a booth. And we didn't have a product. We had chips in these little cups. But I did want to get feedback on the product, which is the chips. Just Jessica coconut chips. And so I filled these souffle cups, probably a couple hundred of them with coconut chips, and then put a sticker on top with my contact info. Right. And the dang logo. And just to be clear, when you went into the trade show, because you did not have a booth. You just burn a huge duffle bag with you, like you were just go hauling this huge bag and like nobody was like, they're okay with that. They're like, yeah, come on in. You can just bring it. I don't think that they allow that, but nobody stopped us. They'll be okay. You're calling a giant duffel bag full of samples. And you're just walking in and that was it. Yeah, so I walked in with a messenger bag with samples, and the first person I saw getting out of the escalator had a whole foods batch. And I was like, great. And I stop him and I was like, hey, can you try these coconut chips and let me know what you think? And he was nice enough to stop and try the product. Which I learned later on, like, that's not a good way to approach a buyer. And he stopped and tried the product and said, yeah, this is really good. But you don't really have a product. You have chips in this little cup. I need to see pricing at any super packaging. And I thought to myself, great. All I need to do is create a package, and then we can sell this product. It.

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

11:15 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"Box. Anyway, today's story is, in some ways, about branding. Because even if you haven't heard of dang and Asian inspired snack brand that makes coconut chips, rice chips and energy bars, even if you haven't heard of it, just keep it in mind next time you walk down the snack aisle at Whole Foods or target or Kroger because you will see it. Dang. In bright greens and oranges and reds. Even the name dang as in dang that's good. Which happens to be their tagline, jumps out at you. The company was founded by two American brothers of Thai descent. They named it dang after their mom, dang is actually her nickname. Today, you can find their products in more than 10,000 retailers across the U.S.. And even though the type of snacks they sell are among the most popular and parts of Asia, getting Americans to pick toasted coconut chips and sriracha rice chips or fritos and lays, hasn't always been easy. Dang is still a relatively small brand compared to others we've had on the show, but the founders, Andrew and Vincent kitty rocker garden, managed to get it on the shelves and thousands of stores without any connections, money or industry experience at the start. Dang was primarily older brother of Vincent's project in the early years. His brother Andrew joined full-time in 2013, so you'll hear more from Vincent in the first part of this interview, Andrew will pop in more towards the middle. Vincent and Andrew's parents both immigrated to the U.S. from Thailand in the late 1970s, so their dad Vance could attend graduate school. Once he finished his degree, the parents launched an import business in New York selling products like wooden baskets and silk flowers made in Thailand. The brothers were born in New York and spent their summers visiting family back in Bangkok. But their parents marriage ended when Vincent and Andrew were young, and their dad moved to New Jersey to start a new import business selling candles. Their mom eventually got into real estate. And for the brothers, having divorced entrepreneur parents meant that they were often home alone, where they learned to rely, on each other. I'd say we did everything together. We played we had to ches tournaments together. We played little league together. We played baseball. We were always making up games around the house, so I remember growing up in an apartment building on the 23rd floor, luckily we've lived here at big park, so Andrew and I went out to the park to play a lot. What's interesting is I think back on it and all of the sports that I played Vincent played before me. Like I know it's funny and chess too like we both picked that up together. We happen to like a lot of the same things with sports and without an even with academia end. I was like, if I had a different brother, maybe I would have liked a completely different set of things. Did your parents have a difficult relationship when you were growing up with each other? They had a very tenuous relationship. I remember multiple times where they were in the same room and they were screaming matches and there was one time where I was helping my data to trade show at his booth. And afterwards we went to go get dinner. And we went to a Thai restaurant near the trade show, and my mom was there, and she was eating at the same restaurant. There was a fight and there was a beer throne on somebody one of them through a beer on the other. So when your parents split up, you guys ended up living with your mom. Predominantly. I mean, we go visit our dad on weekends. Every other weekend every Wednesday. And he was in New Jersey and your mom was in New York City, right? Yeah. And she was a busy, single working mom. And we both had to kind of figure out how to feed ourselves sometimes because she was too busy to cook. I remember we could either order McDonald's because they delivered at the time. Or we could learn to cook. And so I think some of my early memories about cooking came for cooking for my brothers cooking for Andrew cooking for other brother. It's funny that we ended up in the natural food industry because we were ordering McDonald's Domino's. Yeah. All this stuff when we were growing up and loved it. I remember we had had them on speed dial. Yeah. I loved McDonald's when I was a kid. I loved it. I love the sweet and sour and barbecue sauce. I would dip my nugget, my McNuggets, sweet and sour, and then the barbecue sauce. Took over the world for us. Sugar fat and protein. Tell me a little bit about the culture at home. Your parents are from Thailand. They were born in Thailand, but their parents or grandparents actually came from China. So tell me what that meant at home. Did you have Chinese traditions in addition to Thai traditions at home or was it primarily sort of Thai food and Thai cultural traditions that you remember. I want to say it was a blend and each parent kind of treated it differently. So at our dad's house on lunar or Chinese New Year, we would kind of get together and have a meal and sometimes we're red and collect and Bao, which is these money and envelopes from relatives. And so I think he was keen on keeping some of those Chinese traditions alive. And at the same time, you know, one went to his house, we would eat congee in the morning, which is there's a lot of Thai Chinese cuisine that we grew up eating. You know, I remember there was a fourth grade school project where we had to bring in a dish. From your country, your family country of origin. And so I brought in my mom helped me make chickens a day, which is like grilled chicken on sticks. With peanut sauce, yeah. And I remember bringing it in for all the parents to come and eat. And looking around and seeing that my tray was the first one that was completely empty. And I had so much pride. I was like, oh my God. Yeah. Everybody likes my chicken satay. And, you know, when you move to a new country, you lose a lot of stuff. So you might change your name. And you might change the way you dress. And you might change the way you talk, because you have to learn a new language. But I think food is that one thing that sticks with you the longest. And even though I didn't grow up in Thailand, I have so much affinity for Thai food because that's how I ate growing up. So Vincent, I want to fast forward just a bit 'cause I know I know you went up to college and eventually finished a master's degree at Cornell in engineering and management and around I think 2009, you were living in Washington D.C. and working at, I guess, like a sustainability, nonprofit. It was a nonprofit and they had a program that helped large institutions create and implement environmentally preferable purchasing programs. What does that mean? So large institutions have to buy a lot of stuff. They have policies on what they have to buy. So universities, cities, states, some of them have policies that say, okay, if you're going to buy a vehicle, you have to buy the most fuel efficient vehicle available. So what we would do with this nonprofit, it was create guides on how to create these policies. So I was the manager of this program. And why you were there, you also, I guess, start working at a Thai restaurant in D.C., right? Yeah, so I had an inkling that Thai food in the U.S. punched above its weight. There are so many Thai restaurants, but generally too they had the same dishes, which were Americanized Thai dishes like pad Thai. And there's nothing wrong with pad Thai, but the way that it's served in America is typically sweeter than the way it's kept in Thailand. Andrew and I traveled to Thailand. We have a lot of family there. And every time we went there, we were like, hey, the food here is so different, you know? And so I was like, you know, there has to be something else you could do here, bring you all these dishes from Thailand to the U.S.. And I remember telling my friend, hey, I think there's some opportunity in Thai food. Maybe I'll start a restaurant. He was like, you should probably work in a restaurant before you start a restaurant. You worked at a place called Thai crossing, which is for people from the D.C. area. It's like one of the best known Thai restaurants in the city. And very acclaimed Thai restaurant. But you weren't doing this for money, right? You had a full-time day job. I had a full-time job. We did ever do schedule. So I worked four days a week and with my extra days, I went and helped out a tie crossing, but you're right. I definitely didn't do it for the pay. And yeah, I think after that experience, I was like, no way. What was it about that experience it? I don't know, like, quashed that. That dream. I mean, the hours, the, you're on your feet, you know, for half of a day. At the end of the night, it didn't feel like I had accomplished something. It felt more like relief that I got through it. You know, I just didn't want that lifestyle. I knew that from the outset. All right, so you're living in the D.C. area. Doing a stand to Thai restaurant. And then in 2010, you moved to California to the Bay Area for different job. This startup was called good guide. And let's go, let's go now. I want to go back to you Andrew because now the two of you are living in the same place. You went on to university, I think you went to UC Santa Barbara, and you ended up becoming an accountant, right? Yes, I majored in business economics with an emphasis in accounting. But the short form of that is like economics and accounting and joined a firm called KPMG after school. Were you perfectly happy working at as an accountant? I mean, was it you know you're probably getting paid pretty well and imagine you were doing some travel? Was it was a pretty good? I think I saw an opening at Santa Barbara to go into accounting and then get into a big four accounting. Firm? Yeah, I think a lot about risk. It provides a lot of downside protection, like in the event of a recession or anything. I could always fall back on being an accountant. There's always a need for accountants. Always in need. They're always a shortage. So, all right, so you are now both in San Francisco and the Bay Area. In the meantime, Vincent did you. You had come from D.C. where you were working at a kitchen. Clearly thinking about maybe doing something in food. Did you continue to think about that when you moved to the Bay Area or you know? Full on in this startup thinking..

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"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

11:12 min | 5 d ago

"dang" Discussed on How I Built This

"I stroll up and down the aisles looking for interesting things to try. Last week, I bought a box of frozen plant based chicken nuggets. I don't even like plant based chicken nuggets, but the brand leaped out at me. Covering nearly 80% of the box, a giant rooster head being fed a plant based chicken nugget. That alone made me want to buy it. I'm a sucker. What can I say? But really, what I do when I buy these products is show a kind of silent appreciation for their branding. A really good design or logo that pops suggests that the people behind the product have thought very intentionally about what it is they want to convey to you, the person who passes by thousands of items at the grocery store. There are lots of choices, lots of plant based nuggets. But one has a giant rooster being fed a nugget on the box. Anyway, today's story is, in some ways, about branding. Because even if you haven't heard of dang and Asian inspired snack brand that makes coconut chips, rice chips and energy bars, even if you haven't heard of it, just keep it in mind next time you walk down the snack aisle at Whole Foods or target or Kroger because you will see it. Dang. In bright greens and oranges and reds. Even the name dang as in dang that's good. Which happens to be their tagline, jumps out at you. The company was founded by two American brothers of Thai descent. They named it dang after their mom, dang is actually her nickname. Today, you can find their products in more than 10,000 retailers across the U.S.. And even though the type of snacks they sell are among the most popular and parts of Asia, getting Americans to pick toasted coconut chips and sriracha rice chips or fritos and lays, hasn't always been easy. Dang is still a relatively small brand compared to others we've had on the show, but the founders, Andrew and Vincent kitty rocker garden, managed to get it on the shelves and thousands of stores without any connections, money or industry experience at the start. Dang was primarily older brother of Vincent's project in the early years. His brother Andrew joined full-time in 2013, so you'll hear more from Vincent in the first part of this interview, Andrew will pop in more towards the middle. Vincent and Andrew's parents both immigrated to the U.S. from Thailand in the late 1970s, so their dad Vance could attend graduate school. Once he finished his degree, the parents launched an import business in New York selling products like wooden baskets and silk flowers made in Thailand. The brothers were born in New York and spent their summers visiting family back in Bangkok. But their parents marriage ended when Vincent and Andrew were young, and their dad moved to New Jersey to start a new import business selling candles. Their mom eventually got into real estate. And for the brothers, having divorced entrepreneur parents meant that they were often home alone, where they learned to rely, on each other. I'd say we did everything together. We played we had to ches tournaments together. We played little league together. We played baseball. We were always making up games around the house, so I remember growing up in an apartment building on the 23rd floor, luckily we've lived here at big park, so Andrew and I went out to the park to play a lot. What's interesting is I think back on it and all of the sports that I played Vincent played before me. Like I know it's funny and chess too like we both picked that up together. We happen to like a lot of the same things with sports and without an even with academia end. I was like, if I had a different brother, maybe I would have liked a completely different set of things. Did your parents have a difficult relationship when you were growing up with each other? They had a very tenuous relationship. I remember multiple times where they were in the same room and they were screaming matches and there was one time where I was helping my data to trade show at his booth. And afterwards we went to go get dinner. And we went to a Thai restaurant near the trade show, and my mom was there, and she was eating at the same restaurant. There was a fight and there was a beer throne on somebody one of them through a beer on the other. So when your parents split up, you guys ended up living with your mom. Predominantly. I mean, we go visit our dad on weekends. Every other weekend every Wednesday. And he was in New Jersey and your mom was in New York City, right? Yeah. And she was a busy, single working mom. And we both had to kind of figure out how to feed ourselves sometimes because she was too busy to cook. I remember we could either order McDonald's because they delivered at the time. Or we could learn to cook. And so I think some of my early memories about cooking came for cooking for my brothers cooking for Andrew cooking for other brother. It's funny that we ended up in the natural food industry because we were ordering McDonald's Domino's. Yeah. All this stuff when we were growing up and loved it. I remember we had had them on speed dial. Yeah. I loved McDonald's when I was a kid. I loved it. I love the sweet and sour and barbecue sauce. I would dip my nugget, my McNuggets, sweet and sour, and then the barbecue sauce. Took over the world for us. Sugar fat and protein. Tell me a little bit about the culture at home. Your parents are from Thailand. They were born in Thailand, but.

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Rep. Chip Roy on Biden's Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates

The Dan Bongino Show

01:27 min | Last month

Rep. Chip Roy on Biden's Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates

"Segment on that We're talking to congressman chip Roy congressman You obviously being a lover of liberty a real patriot These vaccine mandates have to be getting under your skin like a tick like they're getting undermined There's obviously obviously no constitutional authority for this breaking just in the last hour Biden is now over three in federal court on these vaccine mandates What's going on in Congress to stop these immoral unethical unscientific mandates And where do you think the trajectory is going to go for this What Biden do you think he gives up Well you think he doubles and triples down Well I'm afraid it's the latter right Obviously we've had a lot of debate up here on the hill I've gone and given a lot of four speeches talk to a lot of my colleagues And there's a genuine desire here to try to end these things Unfortunately stop short as usual with Republicans Are they willingness to go the extra mile to do it right So last week Mike Lee myself roger Marshall a couple of others went to the mat to try to force a fight on vaccine mandates in the continuing resolution funding government We made some good headway We actually had all Republicans I think for except for maybe kinzinger who voted against the CR but it got over the Senate we forced a vote on an amendment that Mike Lee and roger Marshall worked up And look it was pretty much a party line vote And unfortunately it went down 50 to 48 But the trick is that then 20 Republicans voted for the dang funding bill Still Republicans are willing to put their money where the mouth is and stand up and fight and say you know what I'm not going to fund government and fund the tyrants who are going out through the American

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Biden Meets With Warring Democrats

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:56 min | 4 months ago

Biden Meets With Warring Democrats

"Biden huddles with democrats divisions threaten his agenda. Hey they cannot agree. The squad runs the house and the squad wants to spend five trillion dollars raise taxes to extraordinary heights in the senate. Every democrat needs to vote for this could not one republicans going to vote for it. Not what they're going to have to go back and amend the reconciliation bill. They pass the budget that they passed earlier and amend the reconciliation instruction to include a dead height and mitch. Mcconnell made it clear again yesterday. they're not gonna get one. Republican vote along the way because they rolled the republicans and so they they. They broke it. They bought it at the new york. Times it says democrats across the ideological spectrum said forging a consensus with tall order. We've got a hectic few days ahead representative josh heimer. A moderate new jersey said after emerging from his negotiating settlement with mr biden. And the other lawmaker how they can only those four votes in the house. They can't lose one. Vote in the senate and they have the crazy squad. People the crazies. There just absolutely crazy they they want to spend all of your money and they wanna forgive all of the college debt and they want to pay for everyone's college and then want to give you a check instead and so they don't wanna compromise with anybody and you know the same democrats like joe manchin and saying you know we're not going to do that. I gotta get elected and the moderate democrats who actually don't wanna lose their job in next fall's elections which will well that leads to another headline the washington post biden huddles with warring democrat warring democrats as parties. Agenda hangs in the balance because you see finally elite media's figured out the republicans aren't helping if the government shuts down. It's the democrats fall. If the debt limit is exceeded in no more debt can be issued in the full faith and credit of the united states takes a dang it the democrats fall

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Even Chuck Todd Knows Biden Has a Credibility Problem

Mark Levin

02:43 min | 4 months ago

Even Chuck Todd Knows Biden Has a Credibility Problem

"Knows very, very well. That he is doing bad things because he's in a game where you have to influence the balance of power. It's politics, you strong armed people. This is how we do it, and he's been doing it. For half a century. So if anybody knows how to do it, he does. So, Yeah, I think he does things in a ferry ASL E. I think he does things out of muscle memory because he's an old school politician, right? So It comes as no surprise to me that he's now getting criticized by his friends on the left. Because they he's embarrassing their brand. They're supposed to be the progressive brand the brand. It says No, we're doing good things for America, right? If you like your doctor, you can keep them and he says things like Well, you know, I got every legs are blonde and the kids. They put their hand in the pool and they rub them up and down my leg, and I learned about Roaches. And he says all these crazy things that you're like What? What are you saying? Men so Chuck Todd comes out and he says, You know what? Whether it's the border Afghanistan nuclear deals, covid Biden has a big credibility crisis. Let me tell you something. When your colleagues the fake news media that's there to make you look good. Tell you that you have a credibility problem. That's a big problem. Check this out so we can talk about the border crisis. We can talk about the period of about one hour on Friday, where we learned that the drone strike that had been touted as an attack and a victory over Isis actually killed a group of civilians, including seven Children. France, recalling its ambassador from from Washington because of that nuclear deal, they were cut out of between the United States and the UK and Australia and also the Covid booster news. That all came on Friday. How is the White House managing all this? And what do you expect to hear from the president at the U. N on Tuesday? Well, look, I think he's got a pretty big credibility crisis on his hands because all of these problems in some ways Showed up after he said something basically the exact opposite Afghanistan withdrawal wasn't gonna be messy. This wasn't going to look like Saigon. The booster shots. He came out, and he essentially said eight months and even indicated maybe we should start as soon as five months Now. We're not sure if anybody under 65 is going to get a booster shot. So you know he's had. And of course, the border has been. You know whether this you could we can talk about the border problems could say there's years in the making, but it's pretty clear. We have a bigger problem now than we've had in years. And this is a these policies have turned into becoming a magnet, so he's got a lot of work to do. You Dang right. He's got a lot of work to do. Joe

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Brianna Parmentier: Do Cows Get Exploited for Their Milk?

Real Food Real People

01:46 min | 5 months ago

Brianna Parmentier: Do Cows Get Exploited for Their Milk?

"So some people are really concerned that animals are like being exploited to produce milk for us to drink all dairy products for farms to profit. Or whatever what's your take on that you manage the cows on this farm your the the herds woman are these cows happy are they okay so we wouldn't be able to get quality of milk or volume of milk out of the cows at all if there were any sort of stress so it is not any. I'm gonna say farming in general their best interests to have stressed animals so by providing twenty four hours of feed and misters in the parlor. When it's hot and fans and most of these cal- pens have cow brushes in them just enrichment and that sort of thing. It provides them the most stable environment constant today today for them to go about their life thermal or an eat get milked of the pressure and consistent so by that consistency we get the most out of product. Cows don't really like change for one. I've been told no they dislike the same thing every day. I wouldn't want to eat the same thing every day but they seem to do pretty dang. Well yup no they. The heat is one thing the l. weather's out of everyone's control but it's in our best interest to try to keep it somewhat the same every single day so the barnes provide a nice stable temperature that we can kind of control with fans to keep the air flowing because air quality makes a really big difference in the animal. Health is their their pooping. They're coughing. They're doing all normal animal statham

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How to Choose the Best Credit Card for You

How to Money

01:45 min | 6 months ago

How to Choose the Best Credit Card for You

"Joel talk about credit cards First of all you gotta love those credit card signing bonuses right they can be a really nice incentive to get us to open up a new credit card specifically. We've recently talked about the chase sapphire preferred man if you have not taken advantage of a of assignments. Recently that is definitely one to consider because twelve hundred and fifty dollars. That is a lot of money. That's available pretty rich. It is and we'll make sure to link to our credit cards article in our show notes for this episode But john so for you make sure that when you open a new credit card and he starts spending that you have the money to pay that credit card off not only on-time but in full time. We talk about credit cards. It's always the first thing that we wanna make sure to cover But it's also important to be strategic about how and when you open your new cards that question you might wanna ask yourself is this delta amex. Is this the best card for you. Well you know maybe like if you really love flying delta for instance if you really brand loyal this might be a card that might make sense for you but you know you might do better signing up for another card with either more flexible rewards or or maybe that richer sign up bonus like joel mentioned just because that card is shoved in front of your face doesn't mean that it's the best one for you in the same way. A lot's will get different credit card offers in the mail. We'll just because it shows up in her mailbox and we're we're looking at it. Sometimes we think well it's right here ms ms. We'll go ahead and do it. Sounds good. I get two hundred dollars signing bonus maybe snag this because they send it to me. I must be perfect for this card. This card must be perfect for me in reality not so much. Yeah not not always the case and in fact most of the time not and it's like when you're signing up for flight it's like look you can get your check bags for free if you sign up for this credit card. You're like dang that will save me forty five dollars. I guess i should do that. but in reality it's you know there's a good chances not the best credit card for

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"dang" Discussed on Etsy Success Podcast

Etsy Success Podcast

05:31 min | 6 months ago

"dang" Discussed on Etsy Success Podcast

"I heard there's gonna be a lot of teams of indulgence this year. Can you tell me about that. Yes so for many people. New year's eve celebrations are coming back a very excited about that so with this. This means that shoppers. They wanted discover invitations. They want to discover great party decor accessories shell stopping outfits They just wanna look and feel their best and you know. I'm i'm tagging it again. I think that we're gonna see a roaring twenties moment To really bring on the opulence so sellers think about materials like sequence or folk for An and in terms of items that statement jewelry again and when we break it down to what are searching for in real time a twenty nine percent increase in searches on its deeper dropped waist dresses and the last three months a fifty two percent increase in searches on for flapper dresses in the last three months. So i think this could be vain. Dang i definitely used to have a red flopper address in college only under now but yes so for our vintage clothing sellers. You think it's great to keep an eye out for those styles when you're sourcing items for your shop because this is what shoppers were looking for so before i get into our lightning round questions from the forums. Wanna talk a bit about some of our holiday..

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"dang" Discussed on Thrive Bites

Thrive Bites

05:29 min | 6 months ago

"dang" Discussed on Thrive Bites

"I write a little plan. That's so good war. I imagine a little spreadsheet basically l. style and that's like that's how i write my training plan so i just kind of adapted that for for walking allow dr dang how do you how do you get people you know. Have you get those people that are like. I'm not really sure i'm not flexible. A what a megawatt transformer. What's you know how do you. How do you have you persuade or high new like you know get them to do those quote unquote small steps in. Do you have your own version of small steps. Yes that you're quirks For for me. It's a it's about sustainability so i think finding finding whatever it is sustainable for that particular person and so i ask people. What do you like to do so for a while. I did soon but too so. That's another thing that i i was actually considering getting certified So i love dancing. Actually aside i was like maybe you should look into that end but anyways I love dancing. And so for some people They may not think. Dancing is a form exercise but it totally as he can burn so many calories dancing. There's so many different options out there for dancing. Not just seem bye-bye other types of dancing. So i think finding something that they're interested in Also some people are really into like listening to podcasts or audiobooks and so thoroughly Necessarily running but they like listening to stuff. I mean that's something that they can do. I mean. I know when. I'm into like a really good. True crime podcast. I like the running is so much better for me. Because i'm like okay. Connecticut forty five minutes of running our wacky and listen to one episode. And and so it's not that bad So yeah i mean just finding some sustainable but at the same time I do have lots of friends who say oh. I can't do yoga. I'm just not flexible. It's too boring. And and i think that that comes from a place of just not really understanding. All there is in that particular type of fitness so yoga there's so many different types of yoga. It's not just a slow hatha yoga. There's power yoga about tci guy. That's very fast paced really really challenging in terms of. You know them not being flexible. I mean you know you get more flexible but actually practicing yoga But i tell. I told my friends or my clients that Especially if they're trying to agree fitness for the first time. I gotta tell you it took me five to ten classes to really feel like i didn't have two left feet on the machine and so it can be a little bit discouraging so often tell people if you're trying something new especially elite class. Try at least five classes and see how you feel after about five classes. You're just like nets not for me. Then you're probably not gonna be able to last a really long time without particular type of fitness. So i think it takes a little bit of time a little bit of patience but you know if it's not for you it's not for you. It's not a big deal. There's like hundreds of other types of fitness. You.

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NFL Bans Dwight Schar From Future Ownership Interest in Any NFL Team

WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

02:07 min | 7 months ago

NFL Bans Dwight Schar From Future Ownership Interest in Any NFL Team

"Minority owners coming in at some point, but he is the he is the sole owner after buying back the minority shares from Dwight Schar, Fred Smith and Bob Rothman. And what was a very contentious uh, I think And this is that I don't know if it's been publicly put out like this, But I think it was a takeover attempt by the minority owners who were looking for a greater evaluation on on their sale of their minority piece, and all of this negativity started to pop up. In the Washington Post started to pop up and and social media. These accusations were thrown out there, all of which, incidentally, Dan Snyder has claimed responsibility for even though he was not directly implicated in any of those things. Um, And the news today is twofold. One that Daniel Snyder is it was fined $10 million. At least the Washington football team was fined $10 million. The clarity on that is that $10 million will go to charities, which which Tania, his wife and Dan will choose. So it's a $10 million fine, but it'll all go to an important cause. The other thing. That I think is not insignificant in this is that Dang Dwight Schar, who was one of those minority owners, and a lot of people believed was involved in the smear campaign on on Daniel Snyder has been banned for life. From the NFL. So, uh, while we while we want to vilified, um some of the things that went on inside the Washington organization, the the campaign It was put out to embarrass and try to force. Mr Snyder to Snell also came to light and again, I'll read it, I'll say it again. Dwight Schar, who was a minority owner, has been banned for life from the National Football League. Take that of what you will. Um, but that's not the story. So a lot of people there's some misconceptions out

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Women in Voice Gains 501c3 Status - Dr Joan Palmiter Bajorek Founder of Women in Voice - Voicebot Podcast Ep 215 - burst 04

The Voicebot Podcast

03:26 min | 7 months ago

Women in Voice Gains 501c3 Status - Dr Joan Palmiter Bajorek Founder of Women in Voice - Voicebot Podcast Ep 215 - burst 04

"I made this by accident like it was. It was so crunchy bootstrapped since twenty eighteen summer of two thousand eighteen but the community was organic in a we built ourselves on you know twitter and linked in and medium and instagram and so forth but last year we got approached shortly after seeing us and people said like i'm interested in getting way more involved. How can we give you big checks. How can we support you in your mission and like we didn't have a bank account set up. You know what i mean like. We were communities stuff. So my team and i kinda look at the future and we want to be here in five years and what sustaining -bility means for our org especially as people come and go you know depending on the time that they can spend so we. We committed to pursuing nonprofit status at least in the united states to start with and getting that five. Oh one c. three. It's no joke. Anyone is a nonprofit paperwork. Dang it is not easy we had pro lawyers etcetera etcetera But that stabilizes us as a formal org. We have a bank account. We've got paperwork We to have a nonprofit you have to have a board of directors for an interest is other people. Baber work is fun stuff. But a board that checks in that we're living in to our mission that were using money financially responsibly. In i have to say for every dollar that's spent y we spent it in certain ways But we have a phenomenal board of directors and a huge tons of advisors which are also on our website Of people who you know give time and expertise to routing decisions. that work makes Let's see board. Yeah so. I mean the. Irs is super backed up. We were shocked. We got it so quickly which frankly is a huge commendation to are pro bono lawyers But yeah came in the mail. Just let's see january. March april thirtieth. It says on the put the paperwork on my wall. I'm so freaking proud of it. And the irs has given status so we are fish that's great and so with funding. It really changes the nature of it. Because it's it's still an all volunteer organization correct. We actually paying a few contractors. Oh you are okay and so is helping you scale the organization exactly what it also helps us with retention you know. Volunteers can come and go. Because it's again voluntary but when we pay contractors you actually have a deliverable give to us and we were numerous you with. Dollar signs are using contractors using them to organize events or for marketing activities. All of the above and we have very few that. Are you know. Full-timer are working more than that. But we have the first person we hired is our head of events and she's been promoted to our chief events officer but i hope we've seen we have were hosting a big inaugural summit this summer for women voice very excited tons of people signed up. Please anyone on this call When women voice dot org can sign up for a summit free tickets but like to really scale bigger events and to have more of an international presence rather than just a chapter more siloed approach.

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Chinese Government Tries Passing a Photoshop Image of Spy Dong Jingwei

The Dan Bongino Show

01:37 min | 7 months ago

Chinese Government Tries Passing a Photoshop Image of Spy Dong Jingwei

"I mean, there's an easy way China is trying to refute the story and knock it down, saying no, no done. Jingwei didn't defect to the United States. He's here in China. And I said, You know, the best way to determine if he's in China is to do a simple proof of life video. I don't know have done Jingwei hold the newspaper up from the headline. I mean, seriously, there's 1000 ways to authenticated that he's in China. They haven't been able to do so until now. Or maybe not. You know the best stories are the ones that leave you with unclear answers. That's why I love this story because it's so Every time you think you've got something another angle turns up so new story in the son John Rogers, June 24 2021. Mystery is Chinese Spy Master Dang Jingwei quote reappears amid rumors he fled to the US with the Wuhan lab secrets. Supposedly has the story about how coronavirus started to I believe it leaked out of a bioweapons lead. So they have this picture that appeared the Chinese government said. Hey, here's a picture of dungeon way. So, folks, you're probably thinking all right. Case closed. There's the picture from the piece. This guy Solomon, you You've seen this picture. It was taken June 23rd, which again would indicate Dong is in China. He's not here, right? This guy Solomon Music co founder of the RNC Republican National Conservative Caucus, he says known is on a Twitter post, he said. That pictures photo shop. He sent a Twitter message that the D A. R D a obviously still has done Jingwei in its protective custody, and he's singing to celebrate the chat and, you know, singing, giving them secrets. Obviously. To celebrate the ccps 100th birthday. This picture is photo shop now. I was told that I

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Hong Kong's Security Chief Promoted to No 2 Job Amid Crackdown

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:48 min | 7 months ago

Hong Kong's Security Chief Promoted to No 2 Job Amid Crackdown

"Hong kong's tive carrie. Lam has reshuffled her cabinet promoting to top security officials who led the crackdown on protests against the national security law in hong kong. The changes come just one day. After hong kong's last remaining pro democracy newspaper. The apple daily published. Its final edition after being forced to shut. its doors. well joining me. Now on the line from hong kong bureau chief and as editor james chambers. Welcome to you james. How significant others changes what. It's been a an exhausting week of news even by hong kong standards and an ends on a friday with another bombshell This is a huge announcement is one. That's taking the city by surprise and it basically doubles down on on the accusation or the suspicion that hong kong is now a police state Over the last couple of years They've been you know three individuals very much at the front and center of the government's crackdown on the pro-democracy side and that has been carrie. Lam that has been. John leader skew minister and that has been chris. Dang who's been the police commissioner Those three working hand in glove and now llamas made the decision to promote John lee to the number two position in the government so he will be The chief secretary and Christine going to step into john shoes as security minister. So we have You know to ex police offices in very senior positions in hong kong government and it is just another huge sign of weather cities heading

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Big Tech Critic Lina Khan to Lead the Federal Trade Commission

The Vergecast

01:47 min | 8 months ago

Big Tech Critic Lina Khan to Lead the Federal Trade Commission

"Start with lena. Cohen who is appointed confirmed the federal trade commission. That's a big deal. It's a really big deal. So this week. She finally received a floor vote. It was a bipartisan vote. Republicans and democrats not going to say all republicans but enough to get a confirmed voted for her and that was early in the morning about eleven thirtyish and then a couple hours later i was watching this hearing on smart home. Check in competition and amy klobuchar friend of the pod. She leaked g basically scooped. Everyone that lena was going to be the chairwoman. Fdic and lead the agency a mad scramble to be like what you say right. It was like chima speak and all of a sudden reuters is reporting. This is confirmed and everyone was like. Oh dang okay cool so. She took her oath of office. On tuesday believe and she is currently leading the. That's amazing. so lena somebody also a friend of the bug. She's been on the verge before probably listeners. Quickly she was a law student. Columbia have really influential lottery. Paper about amazon called amazon's trust paradox. remarkable for a law students. Love your article three. That influential chee ended up advising agencies advising the fcc than she was on david sicily's antitrust subcommittee wrote a lot of the investigation than was nominated for that. And now she's the chair at the otc like she's in charge of overseeing mergers acquisitions of making sure the markets are competitive just a real rocket ship of her career from law school to leading the and she's not been shy about how she perceives the power of these big

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FTC and EU Warn They Could Crack Down on Biased AI

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:57 min | 10 months ago

FTC and EU Warn They Could Crack Down on Biased AI

"The federal trade commission issued a strongly worded post monday warning companies against unfair or deceptive practices in their use of ai as well as violations of fair credit rules it told companies to hold themselves accountable for their algorithms or quote. Be ready for the ftc to do it for you. Dang and also this week the european union drafted detailed legislation that would regulate a including banning some surveillance and social credit scores. Let's check it out and quality assurance the segment where we take a deeper look at big tech story. Kahlo is a law professor at the university of washington. He says the ftc post was a surprise and as reading through it. My eyes were getting bigger and bigger and bigger. And i'm just sort of marveling at the language that the that the staff attorney his use but basically it's a shot across the bow for those people who are using and selling systems warning them that if they exaggerate claims about a i or if they sell ai that has a racially discriminatory on a fact that they should expect scrutiny from the federal trade commission. I guess my response. When i first saw that note though was we don't really have metrics for this. You know there's no consensus on how to judge whether ai is biased. The ftc is understaffed. Like how meaningful is the threat. Really remember that. The federal trade commission doesn't necessarily need to establish this or that algorithm is fair according to some metric. What they have to establish is that the company engaged in unfair or deceptive practice. Take for example. The the warning that you shouldn't make claims about what artificial intelligence can do that or not supported by the evidence right that's quite analogous to another context where you might exaggerate exaggerate the efficacy of some vitamin supplement.

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Guess Is Under Fire for Knocking Off Telfar's "Shopping Bag"

Pop Fashion

01:58 min | 10 months ago

Guess Is Under Fire for Knocking Off Telfar's "Shopping Bag"

"Far clemenza designed a vegan leather shopping bag that is extremely popular. It's nickname is the bushwick birkin. We've talked about it a number of times on the show. It's beloved to describe it if you haven't seen. It has a rigid rectangular shape two sets of straps and is recognizable mostly by the circular shaped logo and the center of the bag as a circle with a t and it is iconic. It is beautiful. Well guess came out with a bag. That looks kinda familiar. It is the same shape it has to says of straps if features a circular logo with a g in the middle. And you might think well. A rectangular bag is a rectangular bag right. No look so much like it. Lisa looked at it right before the show. What did you think lisa. It's a same ding. Dang bag but like not as good is the guest one made of leather. I don't think so. i think still vegan. Yeah it's no the talafar one looks way better. Of course gas dot called out. People were like yeah no to such an extent. That gas withdrew the bag completely. You cannot buy any more in a statement. The company said this is what guests said quote signal brands. The handbag licensee of guests inc has voluntarily halted the sale of its g logo totes. Some on social media have compared the totes to tel afar global shopping bags signal brands does not wish to create any impediments to tell far global success and such as independently decided to stop selling the g logo totes. How benevolent of them want notice. They used the words voluntarily and independently fascinating.

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High Times in Western Oklahoma with Payton Hamm

The Sale Ring

01:51 min | 10 months ago

High Times in Western Oklahoma with Payton Hamm

"We're gonna be bringing payton. Ham studio peyton is Seasoned real estate broker and as we bring her in she will talk more about Down that wide open country of what's commonly referred to as the bible belt a new emerging market. Yeah that's there that It's it's going to be an interesting show that payton are you with us. Are you online. Hey how are you. i'm good. How are you guys very good. How's how's the weather. And how is the win. How hard is the wind blowing in. Elk city oklahoma. That'd be the way to ask that question. Oh my so. We've been having beautiful weather until yesterday. I happened to be outside in literally all day at a golf tournament and it was blowing forty miles per hour with gusts up to fifty at a golf tournament. That's not as for. Oh man it was a little crazy but they made it. They did great awesome. That that's not gonna help the golf game or in my case. That may actually help. The might help go further down winter towards the way after every shot dang wind. What makes me mad right online. Well so What prompted this show was a conversation and first off. We wanna congratulate you and your partner. Stacey kearns down there in winning recent award. Tell us about the award Just briefly that You're a franchise within the united country real estate system. They're one of our major sponsors on this show and you won a nationwide award kind of presley. we did thank you so much. We won the genesis award this year with united country and it's for outstanding marketing and the company which we are super proud of

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Could we colonize Mars?

The How in the World Podcast

02:17 min | 10 months ago

Could we colonize Mars?

"Are really only two options of other places in our solar system where humans could go to colonize mars and the moon and why not the other planets. Well the short answer to that is none of the others could be habitable. Even on their best days mercury and venus the two planets closer to the sun than us are just too dang hot among other things and once you get beyond mars which is one planet further away from the sun from us. Those other planets are either too cold or they made up primarily of gases. So it'd be like trying to live on a cloud pretty much so yes but a very terrible poisonous cloud is trying to kill. Yeah i don't like the sound of that at all. no but what about the moon. Why don't we colonize the moon. I we've already landed on it if we're so hell bent on colonizing something else. Why not the man okay. Good question. I've had the same thought. I recently read an article on the national space society website that provided this analogy with. I thought made a lot of sense so back. In the days of columbus the age of exploration some would call it. Europe was kind of the earth of today. It's where most first world people lived. Okay europeans were trying to explore unknown. Parts of the world that they could colonize so compare the moon to greenland and mars to north america con. Greenland was much closer to europe than was north america but it was only a stopping overplays. It just didn't have the natural resources that were needed and it wasn't large enough to create a real viable indigenous society. Gotcha north america on. The other hand was teeming with natural resources and was plenty large enough so to get their people. Had to be of hardy stock. Yep these were the kind of people who could be successful. So think of mars as north america in the fourteen hundreds and the earth as europe in the fourteen hundreds.

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Cynthia Shares Her Experience Living With Autism

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

05:27 min | 11 months ago

Cynthia Shares Her Experience Living With Autism

"Okay so cynthia tell me where did you grow up. Our grew up in garden grove california. What was the best thing about. Growing up there Same with my friends. All the friends that i had and on the pool. We'll just play all the time just playing playing playing all day every day. God i miss being child. Yeah the kids are now. We don't do that. We never like rauner phones or ipods. None of that. They play outside all the time. What what did what kind of games did you play outside. Jonesboro bean play tag mmc swimming pool. Break seen rod alive. Y'all scorers are hughley shoes. Remember those issues. Hey i got really. I wasn't allowed. My dad waters the humidity. We played dolls. do sleepovers. I mean kids nowadays is like wow this crazy. They're just like staring at rectangles in their hands. It just makes me wanna scream. Yes pretty sad. Like dang cynthia is the baby of the family. She grew up near her cousins and they were all really close. They played together. they had sleepovers. How did you feel about school when you were little like elementary school. It was fine. I mean it was like i was just the days. Were like our sold. It does. I don't like in elementary schools. Their own house. it was fine. I guess that's fine. Good while i'd always like i don't know like when i was little i was always like always in a good kid does like did you say kids. What do you mean. I was kind of a bully and the how lake which is always like always had friends and like. I don't know this weird puppies turned. She hit them. I wanted hate people out kids but like always like be friends with the people were the bullies. Like kind of. I guess like the kids you know. I think that's i. That's kind of a survival skill. In some ways. I think every kid goes into their a law school and junior high and high school so pretty much all through school growing up. What did you know about growing up. I really think i was too little to no but it was weird that everyone was kind of more not normal but lake was like though like was doing like the habits that i was doing so they all the kids weren't jumping up and down and doing their hands like to their to their chin or leg touching their face or rocking back and forth. So that's why. I thought it was a little different than other people other kids for example. She had this habit where she would Put her hands together. Squeeze them and then she would like put her hands together on a chin like pushing them towards her chin and we started noticing an actually interschool pictures that it started taking a toll We serve seeing her chin like couldn't get crooked because she was doing it. So much and like shoes would ask you know like yeah you know when my hands her my chin hurts and mike what am i supposed to just be like. Well just try to stop doing it. Ooh my mom round wave once they open the window and my girlfriend ran off and wasn't home so my mom's like oh my god like what am i going to do to have to call the cops. Because she can't be found so then. My mom was like crazy. Crazy looking through me dear number that that's the thing i don't things like that i don't remember but then my mom got me walking with an old woman. Right me yeah. She found walking back home with an old old woman in those woven was a. Hey this your daughter. Like she's been walking around the street and that's my mom's oh my god. We have to have some view like have home all the time. How old were you when you found out your artistic Also like twelve one nine found out told because they saw another kid doing the same habits but he was rocking back and forth and they asked. My mom solves like he awesome like. That's the same thing that i do. Sounds like oh. He has autism. He saw my mom like Told me that they had autism. Always about eleven or twelve hundred do really like knew that they had autism

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Homeless encampment to set up behind Bellevue temple in Seattle area next month

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

01:38 min | 11 months ago

Homeless encampment to set up behind Bellevue temple in Seattle area next month

"Homeless encampments. Bellevue is getting ready to host one next month more from co most Jonathan Show. This is the well manicured lawn behind Temple, but NATO or on the Crossroads neighborhood. We do this because it's our mission starting next month. The temple is paying $3000 for a fem thing, Rabbi Sydney Danziger says up to 40 homeless men and women will be allowed to set up right here. These are just Good working folks who are looking for a stopgap. This will be the latest stop for 10 City for an encampment that moves around from one community to another. This time around the Jewish Temple, the city of Bellevue and homeless advocacy group share wheels are partnering to make this happen. We have a code of conduct we go by. We can't camp approvals that we enforce. Organizers say there will be regular covert testing, strict security idea and background checks, No drugs or any type of illegal activity will be tolerated. And Bellevue PD says the encampment doesn't necessarily attract more crime. But even with the assurances, the possibility is there and I would like to see it. Tightened up some neighbors like Karen Morrison Chandler Dang still have concerns. I like the city, too. Do a better job informing us. The city says it's working on that with mailers and updates to its Web site. It's not a perfect science, but they keep trying to let people know And there's actually already an ordinance allowing this arrangement, But it's been nearly five years since 10 City for use the Temple's lawn. Rabbi Danziger hopes others get more involved. I hope that more and more faith based organizations start using the rights that they have to host these tent encampments on their land for Bellevue Jobs and Shoko Monix. In the first case of its

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Kelly Marie Tran on Quitting Social Media and Becoming a Disney Princess

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

03:41 min | 11 months ago

Kelly Marie Tran on Quitting Social Media and Becoming a Disney Princess

"Earlier. Today i spoke with actor. Kelly marie tran. We talked about going from star wars to portraying disney's first southeast asian princess in russia and the loss dragon. Kelly marie welcome to the daily social distancing. Show gosh here. thank you so much. The last time we spoke we were talking about the journey that you had had you know being part of star wars being the face of what many felt like was like bullying online. You know where people were like. This is part of the biggest problem that we have on social media. Since then you life seen seems to have been like really peachy before we talk about making a new disney movie. I wanna know as one of the few who's doing it. What what what is the world when there was no social media. It's made dang. I mean. Okay i will say this. I do have like a lurker account. Because i want to know what's going on about the active stand of the world right but not having to constantly be sort of publicly on. It is the best thing i've ever done for my mental health. I will say that. Yeah so you're saying that you don't wake up every day with people just telling you that they hate you. This is not a thing that you do know now. That's not a thing that i do. Well i don. I don't know what that's like. I wake up every morning. And i check and i'm like yep they still there and then i start my day now. I feel like. I'm going to use my lurker account just to be like we love you. We left me. No don't do that. Don't even do that. don't do that. I hate because then i go. At least they see me. They see me You you've had an amazing journey. I mean not being in you know. It's not just one not two not three but it's going to be like what four disney movies. You'd use like the disney darling right now. It feels like the movies ryo and the lost dragon. Tell me a little bit about the story. I mean i've watched it. But i don't wanna spoil anything for people so it is about a young girl named riot. Who is technically a prince aspen. Think what's really cool about this movie. Is that really sort of flipping the narrative on what princesses. She is actually really warrior. And she comes into the world and sort of has this really idealistic way of viewing the world and then the world breaks apart and then she starts really distrusting. Everyone the whole movie sort of is her journey on a figuring out how to find the good in the world again in figuring out how to trust people again. The whole story is about how the world was working and then everybody started believing that in order for them. To succeed of the people have to fail. And that's when the world starts falling apart and it feels like that's the world we live today. What's also cool is that you know. We live in a world where everybody who is generally not white gets put into one category with asian asian would done. But what's cool about the movie is. It's like no it tells. The story of life was like. Hey this is not a monolith. This is not homogeneous. There are asian peoples. You know. obviously this story takes place with a south asian perspective but it is still a story about like all different people coming from the asian sphere. You know there was so much research done to make sure that this specific part of the world was honored in a really authentic wave so to be able to be part of that had to be able like you said to serve china's spotlight in all these really specific things like not only. Are we talking about the specific fabrics that people from different tribes but also the type of martial arts that you're seeing depicted is specifically from this region of the world and the food and it goes on and on non so to be able to recognize how i guess how important it was too. Isn't he just made me really happy as someone who was really starved to see herself as a kid.

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The Alzheimers Chronicles

The Chalene Show

06:02 min | 1 year ago

The Alzheimers Chronicles

"So this was an interesting week. The first part of it was really hard because bob was super sleep-deprived and it meant seeing him in a way that we were like okay so he's taken a turn and he's gotten much worse he's a further stage along the maybe what we thought we were like when a couple of days where we were like okay. So he's getting worse. These are bad days and then miraculously the very next day. He got like so much better. And that's just the disease and a couple of other things. It's a management of lifestyle and so much of watching this and keeping a journal tracking what he's eating tracking. What supplements were giving him tracking his sleep his activity what we're doing with him each day. Those things really do matter so much and it gives me great joy knowing that i mean our bodies and our brains like not just about bob but like our bodies and our brains are so finely tuned that if we do the right things if we treat them the right way if we pay attention. We can have optimal performance. This isn't just about him. It's like to me it's like. Wow i have to be more in tune in less lackadaisical. About like yeah. I guess that was good enough sleep. Yeah i guess pretty well. I think i took most of my supplements like it's making me realize what a humongous difference. It makes the fine details so let me share with you. What i mean by that so we had a couple of days where it was just so sad. I'm just going to be honest and tell you like. I was very weepy for a couple of days. Because i was looking at him. Not weepy for myself. Not we'd be burgess feeling so sorry for bob just like my heart was breaking because he is at a stage where he's aware that something's not right and fill those couple of days where he was really bad he. He was emotional. He was hallucinating however when he was hallucinating. He was aware that he was hallucinating. And he was apologetic and he's up so sorry a messing everything up aren't because my brain my brain So dumb you know. Like he doesn't know what it is but he knows his brain isn't working. This is probably a really horrible analogy. But have you ever like had a little too much to drink and like hits you very suddenly and you like dang it and like there's this moment just before you're like really tips. You're really drunk where you're like. Oh dang it oh shoot. it's come oh no. I had one too many drinks right. And you're trying to pull yourself back and you just know it's inevitable and it's this weird feeling where you're like. Oh man i messed up. I messed up dang it now just gotta suffer through right. I just feel like he's sometimes at that stage so we had a couple of days or a really bad really emotional. He was super confused. I mean just cognition was really gone zero short term memory and when i say short term like he just was repeating the same question literally thirty seconds later and couldn't remember anyone's names and just really anxious and the worst part of all was he looked so scared as is really wide and they just get the scared child like look that is so foreign to see in a man who was so powerful and a patriarch. So i hated that. And i made me really weepy. I just felt for him so much but that also inspired me to go. You know balls to the wall with my research and fine tuning in just like okay. What else can we do. What is why is it so bad these last couple of days and obviously sleep. We knew that had a lot to do with it and stress. But how do we improve this. Like what can we do. And you just have to keep trying and trying and trying and trying so knock on wood. The last three days have been in sane in a good way okay last night. No joke don't even understand this. He got nine hours asleep and he's different person. He's joking. he knows names. He is active. He's being cocky himself obviously. He's still struggles to find certain words and sometimes things do and don't make sense. It's not like he's got his memory back but you see more of him and he's not anxious and he's not nervous and he's not scared and that's awesome so nine hours sleep that's huge. So what do we do. We are experimenting with the timing of his medication. I'm sorry i can't remember. The name awarded taking right. Now i wanna say shoot wellbutrin maybe yeah a starter dose of wellbutrin and. We've decided that we were giving it to him. Maybe too late so he being too earlier in the day and thank you so much for everybody. Who's reaching out with suggestions. I really do appreciate. It can also sometimes be like really overwhelming can event for a second. Okay good if i get one more message from someone who's like my father in law had complete reversal of alzheimer's by we rubbed essential oils on his temples. Like okay. I'm just going to let that go no you didn't you know and if you did then you might want to tell the whole medical community that you have found the cure to alzheimer's because they get to a certain stage where there is no one who has completely reverse it. After they reached the stage not one person now. There are certainly been people who've had a reversal meeting like a lessening of symptoms. A slowing of the progression. And there's some great books on that but it just drives me crazy when people say stuff like that. Because i'm like you know what i pray to. You're not peddling your stuff to someone and giving them false hopes because it's just not possible like everything helps but like there's anyways i digress. Changing the timing of his medication helped a ton. and then with bob. It's the narrative you know. So don't ask me if this is like what really made the difference but we told him that our dog rocco who's obsessed with him is older and he's not doing well because he's not getting

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"dang" Discussed on Kush Conversations

Kush Conversations

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"dang" Discussed on Kush Conversations

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"dang" Discussed on Kush Conversations

Kush Conversations

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"dang" Discussed on Kush Conversations

"For the money has one hundred percent for the chatham. Logan if logan paul gives floyd mayweather his first career loss though that would be a minimum of all means a step back into the ring and i would will step up to his wake. Last night will fight him back probably two years. But i would go back and just go. Strictly boxing can get everyone was a piece of the fall rather like he lives in l. A. duties ministers. You'll find his computer whole squad hit the camera crews like argue We're let's go. let's see how good you got you got. We got to be there for that is actually going to happen there. I i mean. I called him out on twitter before the. Tell people like that out to get anybody ticket seriously. But i've never broadcasted before. Like i've been fighting since i was probably or teen. Mike went professional seventeenth levels co for the year. I was unaware of that out to people not broadcast is broadcast is but if we're talking remember what we were talking about logan jake paul paul's next fight mcgregor. Greg would be funny to watch. I don't know i've kickboxing mcgregor's are gonna win. Stand up. who knows what's going to happen. Mcgregor's good striker. But i don't think i don't know if he's jake. Paul as real fighter devils hockey players and dude on the talk that did he just fucking flying with them all day. Long hockey players. That hockey player off kenyan Jake only ever thought sarisi starlight give you decided to fight is brother and then case. I twice his brother. Beat via case was in that case. I possess second time then. He was defiant basketball. Larry decided you like you wanted to russia interview. Wanted to stand up and then got him with no brand right. I wanted to fight. But i wanted to in santa cake. District picked away others. And i know everybody else does too. I definitely do. Although you're good man. That was made me cough too. I mean you get beat up guys. Want to see him. Actually winning and i wanna see louis boxing. I wanna say a couple teeth for sure. I would like to see. Logan paul lose but i'm kind of a fan of jake paul's boxing career. I don't like his youtube stuff. But i think he trains hard as faulk expect that i feel like he. Just take it serious. He says that it's something that he wants to do. And so far. He's proven the but i don't like his little youtube publicity these rap songs any obviously get a before. He starts his long term professional fighters that would take him apart. Liberators since eighteen is like thirty two were thirty three hundred at a lot of experience lot of combat experience. Do chase maybe a couple of scraps leaving like dreams real fight. Yeah that's doukas experience but sometimes skill overpowers it. It just not too often in the rain especially with somebody like him. Yes i agree. Thanks our good strength. Did a little bit more experienced. Trudy can do but i'm being. I still feel like beads apps. I'd like to think can. But nope i already know he me fucking he'd have me out and maybe a half second probably japan kid kicking twenty is me and so a theoretical streets radically speaking if you had to. Would you get your brain put inside of the animal or inside of a robot. I don't know that's a weird question inside of an animal robot animal or robot. like so. you're asking me. If i want to be an animal or you'd be like a humanoid animal or human brain in a robot but with like this consciousness s. but not go be tiger row. I think i'd go be a tiger tiger. Yeah what is your like. Poached dangled bengal tiger man. Who have. I don't know if i could be like if i could be like a big mac assault suit pretty bad ass gundem kinda like have you ever played least. Have you ever played the game metal arms on xbox the original xbox like what i think so. Yeah you're just you're in this little this little dot and you get all kinds of different attachments and all kinds of different guns and you find these merchants. These like little merchant robots all fucking broke down like one leg and shit. They're trying to sell your parts. And as you talk in up all your guns and shit and you're just you're fighting a war against all these other robots ask him this. Crackdown robots trying to study either parts in cash. They are like one of them. He's got like one i like. He's fucking like going all over the place he is like a crackhead. Sounds like a very strong of the tweet so just take my leg. Got lake bucket chains like one. Pampa hookers hookers. Water has a taste. Anybody argued through that they've never drink water. Different waters have different tastes absolutely. Yeah what's your what's your number one. Go to war. That i have right now cure filter. Mytalk on my tab.

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"dang" Discussed on Kush Conversations

Kush Conversations

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"dang" Discussed on Kush Conversations

"Be something on easier and it didn't after that so i just completely cut cold. Turkey knows you know slow progress. After that then i got involved with my roommate. And mr that cbd insular. That's the morning super cold or super. Hot the baxter and on my way. Yeah that's awesome nice. What what is it the happened man on your your base trump. Did you just come into hotter. So from what. I remember this wednesday. Daytime comments now. I was stationed in bragg airline and this was a large opportunities air pressure. We jumped for a while so supposed to be routine. Daytime junk now mine back and then like my reserve fraud by rockoff great in the front of my reserve at the limits and my wife started. Lies don't jump out. The bird opens out. Well realize i'm certain falls not faster than everybody. Else i look up somebody above me my parachute into slated and i'm falling and think i don were between the hundred like two hundred feet inches smacked into the floor ever waking up in the backseat told pumpkin boo. Let why what's going on and try and get so you know puck and move. Well they sterling. You're rushed to the hospital. Found out that light My bag had a thorn in your presidents ten and basically all played like a walk. My body from like the solar plexus dell was basically. Move chris thirty paths but the what happened. All that jones is what hurts me. And that's why i got medically discharged from the army's bro. Yeah you'd be. You'd be shit out the ground though i bet man. I probably skipped over to the made a crater. Like the cartoons. You just went straight down. The ground left your body freeing and the gas when he looks down and then he falls super shouts cooling gordon and look up a civic. Sounds like no. We're not going straight to the floor. Yeah yeah we're glad you're ok from that dude that could have been bad habits of excellence. Fortune cincinnati accidents happen but everybody premature liam with most. Yeah yeah hidden. This one is Unaccompanied barre rush had been doing a lot of berry. Mellon is reasons i like. I like sweet candies berry fruit stuff like that. I don't like the desert. And i love the bulls should like that cardinals the days like. There's repealing the lake baby little bit on the the boss i. I'll just leave my car. just do what. Fizzy Hidden girdle jewel straight gas station. Views right now brother. Yeah spend much money else flying through my juice and it was and i got pissed off through brick wall day. Actually that's why my. That's why i don't have a new abe so i have my favorite. I just need new batteries. But i'm also trying to quit nicotine at the same time so i'm just gradually stretching away from it. Yeah includes delivery cut back how much smoke during work hours. Smoke on lunch and trying to be more conscious about when i hated. Even though i it's it's up front and center burglar and do what you on. I hope i hope you do hit one. Then what gives us a look at that piece. The on what's that and i i need to get a nicer. Nectar collector mine. I was glass to. I was getting away too hot. Sorry thom hit a dab. It would once. I stopped hitting just smoldering. A dad would fall back out of the two and like elbow fire. Dude all caught up in flames and shit johnson on my pain. It's fucking melted like little spots on my leg holes in my jeans this many times. The only one. I thought it was just really dumb. You don't the laughing work. Distant had covered on snakes fortunately missing never soaking to know all right. So you been paying attention to the monolith stuff. I have actually viewed am i. D like one shokhin puerto rico or something like that. The second one showed up in romania and now a third one showed up in california california. Exactly where it just california but my guess is the third ones i i. It might be real. It might not be that. I it was interesting some that one limp straight out of scifi movie. I mean i don't know twenty seven. Whoever did it definitely had scandalous. Because whole area was covered from tracking on the outside walking around so if they had planted dead on slid do definitely like dragging skills. Away had ultimate covered. It's not like they would have been able to job that off with any aircraft or anything because you'd be able to tell disturbed. Yeah there's like actual significance to the locations of the march and something that we can't see but if you look at it from a global perspective they'll be like an actual thing going on seeing you know to leave theories which she Okay so what you're saying is that you take off the outer perspective. Is mike line of the three of them. Originally a big triangle point see like okay is the center of this. Be like a trauma. What's going to happen like we always see. Jesus really got to like compared to constellations. You gotta look at the size. The tectonic plates. Now those alive. You gotta look at.

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"dang" Discussed on The World of Phil Hendrie

The World of Phil Hendrie

03:42 min | 3 years ago

"dang" Discussed on The World of Phil Hendrie

"Journalist dot dang. Or next world spill into show. General Gaiman Shaw. Have you got a backstage pass? You don't let me tell you something right now friend get up on your pick. It up off that couch sitting there staring at me with your hand down your pants. I'm talking to you get that couch. Go get a credit card over to the internet. Log onto the pill Henry show website other going to chat that was just that was a cluster bang over there and get yourself a backstage pass to the greatest value online other than porn the world famous. Phil Hendrie show. This. Then is dope. It's dope. That's the name of the group. Go. All right. We don't need a yell here. Okay. Let's get on Doug dang or Doug from the Orange County. Courier. We have an update, but you ought to be working on it. Right. So we get Doug dang around from the Orange County career. But I'm telling you right now, man, I'm pissed off. Because I don't like the idea that you know, I had everybody going to the website last night. And they weren't there. Just really hacks me off these things are going to happen. I think you need to be a little bit more understanding of the very hard work that many of these fine. Young men. Do that's fine. I got nothing against that. Margaret, and Phil was trying to say, and I want to say something got us, by the way. If I gotta see this cop shoot this ban. One more time matchy grace, you're going to burn in hell, God will point to you and say would you get your kicks? I hope you got your kick. Steve if I see this guy one more time turn that off. We gotta gotta sup- the guy. No, it ain't that God damned important. I don't wanna see this poor man getting shot over and over again by this fucking cop. Please, please. I'm begging you. All right. Oh, look at. So he said the taser. Hey said the taser was the guy stole the taser. We lied. So we already know that. Okay. Right here. Get the thing off of their man. Thank you. So anyway, what what we're going to have is is hopefully, we're gonna have our chat tonight. So and that will be tonight at nine o'clock here on the website at ninety nine o'clock Pacific, and let's just hope that everything goes. Well, he's what to all right. Doug dang with us from the Orange County courier. You know, you really need to relax failure your your tension up on me. Well, look at I'm trying to do a show here. That's got some entertainment value. And meanwhile, you guys got this freaking thing from South Carolina over and over and over again. All right. Thank you. I mean, this is that exactly put me in a good mood here. All right. Doug dang are on the line with us from the Orange County career. Doug is over at farmers today. The bookstore there in the south coast mall, where he is going to be signing copies of his both of his autobiography gay men. And then I'm a gay journalist. Doug these books. I don't think I've heard of anybody releasing two autobiographies both different titled autobiographies at once. Pillow right there. The the reason why we did that I'm a gay man, gay journalist. And that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to have a thing. I wanted to make a statement as a writer gay man and his Ramsgate journalists and as a man the game in as a man Jay journalists thought have I had two different books, and these were two different distinct, very very different autobiographies one was about me being a gay, man. And the other one me about being a gave excuse me one was about me being bane..

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"dang" Discussed on REAL 92.3

REAL 92.3

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"dang" Discussed on REAL 92.3

"Dang. Aw. Inlaws? We're bringing that real. LA's? No interruptions. Non-south hip hop Sunday. Ninety ninety two. Yup. How was your number? How did you? Is going back. Yeah. Jimmy, crazy. I was found with that down. How you just plenty? I follow digging budget deli smoking. Off all week. My car. Don't. Believe. I'm just lazy him above that. Come look at a sweat. You sweat you. I don't that. I want you to. Different. Scarred. Sunday LA.

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