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A highlight from The Professors Disillusionment
"Welcome to Gospel in Life. This month we're looking at directional signposts through history that point us to Christ. All through the Old Testament from Genesis to Jonah, you see signs that point us to Jesus. Listen now to today's teaching from Tim Keller on Pointers to Christ. Verses 15 to 26. Then I thought in my heart, The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise? I said in my heart, This too is meaningless. For the wise man, like the fool, will not long be remembered. In days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise must die. So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. I hated all the things that I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days, his work is pain and grief. Even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God. For without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness. But to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after, the win. This is God's word. one Now, of the things that an awful lot of people have said is that Ecclesiastes is a great book. In chapter 97 of Moby Dick, I know it so well, Melville says the truest of all books is Ecclesiastes. Thomas Wolfe in a pretty well -known American novel, You Can't Go Home Again, he says, one of his characters says this, Ecclesiastes is the greatest single piece of writing I have ever known, the noblest, the wisest, the most powerful expression of humanity's life on earth, the highest flower of eloquence and truth. There's an awful lot of people who talk like that, say this is the best book in the Bible, this is the truest, this is the greatest. But I can almost guarantee you that none of them felt that way the first time, not the first time they read it. Because what you have when you first read Ecclesiastes, what you're struck with, is a teacher, a professor, as we'll see, in absolute despair. The very first verses, the first few lines of Ecclesiastes go like this, meaningless, meaningless, utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless. And of course, the passage I just read is just the same. And so you have someone in utter despair with the bleakest view of life, and the reason people generally get very confused when they read it, people who are believers, people who believe in God, people who have the traditional faith, they say, I'm confused because it seems like he's contradicting everything the rest of the Bible says. And people who don't believe or have trouble believing or who are not as believing, when they read it, I'll tell you what they say. What they say is, who needs this? They say, this guy is a professor, this is the kind of guy who drinks himself into a raise on the left bank talking about the meaninglessness of life, this is the kind of guy who makes these art films that, you know, are so bleak and terrible that play in obscure little corners of Greenwich Village. Of course, the world has people like that, but most of us aren't like that, we don't see life like that. Who needs this rant? Who needs this pessimism? Now, the reason why it's so confusing is because a couple of things are missed. The first thing is because people don't realize the instructional approach. We don't exactly know who wrote Ecclesiastes, I won't get into the debate, it's debatable that Solomon writes, it doesn't matter because in the very first line, he calls himself a teacher, a word that can mean a professor. And if you read Ecclesiastes, you'll realize that this man, and it's the only book like this in the Bible, this man is running a seminar. He's not lecturing, he's not preaching, like a good philosophy professor, he's running a seminar. He is making you think. He is goading you with questions. Ecclesiastes, unlike any other book of the Bible, is not pedagogy, it's andragogy. Pedagogy literally means child instruction, memorizing, wrote, you see, drill, spoon feeding. Andragogy is a word that means adult instruction. Goading, asking questions, getting people to look at their own foundations, discovering truth for themselves. That's one of the reasons why Ecclesiastes seems so odd. But the other reason it seems so odd is because people, I don't think notice, unless you look clearly and I'm going to try to show you this morning, that the teacher is looking at life all the time. He's always saying, I see, I see, I saw this, I looked at life and I saw this, but he looks at life in two different ways and he goes back and forth between them. Let me show you the first way he looks at life and the second way he looks at life. It'll teach us a great deal. The first way he looks at life, in the first view, let's say how he looks and what he sees and why he sees it. Now, the first way he looks at life is he looks at life under the sun. You notice how three times in this passage, verse 17, 20 and 22, he says, I found this meaningless under the sun. I saw all my work under the sun was meaningless. This is a term that's used 30 times in the book. This is a term that is not used anywhere else in the Old Testament, so it's clearly critical to and very important to the whole book. And what he means by this, almost all the commentators I've ever read agree, what he means by under the sun is life here and now considered in isolation from anything else. Life under the sun is, he says, I'm going to look at the world as if this life under the sun is all that there is. I'm not going to look at life above the sun. I'm not going to think about God or eternity or heaven or hell, see. I'm not going to think of anything beyond. I'm going to look at life as if this is the only life we have, at least the only life we know. You know Carl Sagan in the beginning of every one of his Cosmos PBS segments, in the very beginning you'd hear Carl Sagan's voice come on and he would say, the cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Now most people are not atheists in the strict sense like Carl Sagan. What Carl Sagan is saying is, this life, this world, there is no heaven, there is no hell, there is no eternity, okay? There is nothing but this life, life under the sun, there's nothing else. Most people aren't atheists. Most people would say, well, I believe in God, but the modern person says, I believe in God or something, but we can't know. We can't know God's will for sure. We can't know about the after. We can't be sure. And so essentially the modern person says, we have got to live life as if this is the only life we know. And the teacher says, deal. I'm going to look at life as if it's the only life we know. That's how he's looking at it. That's the first way he looks at it. I'm going to look at life under the sun. But what does he see? What he sees is absolute inconsequentiality. Now, he kind of looks at it in several ways. He notices the injustice. If you look down, he says, it's unjust. Some people work very, very hard and never enjoy the fruit of their labor, and other people who don't deserve it at all enjoy it. And then he says, and worse than that, it's possible that you could work very hard to accomplish something in life, and then when you die, not only don't you get it anymore, but some fool comes along and takes over, and next thing you know, everything you've worked for is gone. You build an institution. You establish a school of thought. You do some good deeds, and somebody else comes along afterwards and just ruins it. But you see, that all is just, those are all just symptoms. Because up in verse 15 and 16, he really gives you the bottom line. In verse 15 and 16, as I read, he says, the fate of the fool will overtake me also. He says, therefore, this is meaningless, for the wise like the fool will not long be remembered. Now what he's bringing out here is something, again, incredibly modern, but something he's trying to grab you by the scruff of the neck and show you. And we're going to talk about why, but for now, let's say the what. We'll talk about why he's doing this, but right now, let's say what he's looking at. And what he is saying is, a wise life, a wise action, or a foolish life, a foolish action, a compassionate life, a compassionate action, a cruel life, a vicious action. In the end, makes no difference at all. None at all. If it's really true that life under the sun is all there is, if it's really true that when we die, that's it, and eventually the solar system dies, in other words, eventually something will sweep everything away, civilization will all be swept away, it won't make a bit of difference how you've lived at all. And therefore, there is no way, if you realize that life under the sun is all there is, that you can say one action is more significant than another, because it makes no difference in the end at all. Now, that's very bleak, you say. And the question comes up, why, you know, we're all smart people, we walk around, why is it that the average person, and the average person in Western culture who shares the teacher's premise that this life is all we know, but they go on out there and they don't feel that life is meaningless, they don't say one thing is as insignificant as another, that everything is ridiculous, everything is meaningless and vain and futile, no. So why does he, and here's the reason why. He looks at the whole of life, the big picture, and we refuse to. The key is, take a look at this question that he brings out, I have been meditating on this question for some years, and I just saw something this week that I'd never seen before. Here's the question he asks, and he dares you to ask the question. He says, down here in verse 22, what does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? That's the question. Every word is significant. First of all, he says, assuming that this life is all there is, first of all, he says, what is the gain? What do you get? What is the difference? Now, why do you ask that question? Because he's really showing us that you ask that question about any individual piece of your life, do you not? If somebody says to you, I would like you to go to the corner of so -and -so place, and I would like you to stand there for an hour tomorrow, you would say, for what? Well, the person says, I don't want to tell you, I'd just like you to do it. And you say, no, no, no, no. I want to know what difference it'll make, what gain there will be, otherwise it's a waste of time. You would never do anything. If it made absolutely no difference at all, if nothing came of it at all, you'd never do anything. But the thing that, in other words, we look at every part of our life like that. But the reason that the teacher comes to despair, existential despair, is because he uses a little word in that question that is so critical, and that is the word all. What do you get from the whole of your life? And the reason the average person shares the teacher's premise but does not share the teacher's despair in this world, in this Western culture, is because we refuse to use the word all. See, the average person, I mean, there's probably a lot of people right here listening to this, and you're going to sit through the 30 minutes or whatever, but you would never sit through 30 minutes personally with somebody. If somebody sat down and said, well, what do you believe about life? And you said, well, I'm kind of an agnostic, I'm kind of a, I sort of believe in God in general, it might be true, but the one thing is all we know is that we're here, we don't really know for sure why we're here or where we're going or, you know, we can't be sure. Now, the person says, well, in that case, you must, you have to look at life and say that nothing means anything, that there's no right and wrong ultimately, there's no significance between one action over another, that no one action is more meaningful or more significant than the other. And you wouldn't stand for that. You would say, oh, give me this, I took philosophy 101, this meaning in life, so philosophers need this, philosophers ask the big questions. The average person, the average person lives for the daily things. Sure, I don't know, I'm an agnostic, but I'm optimistic about life, why? Because when I take a boat ride in Central Park, I feel good, it's meaningful. When I hug somebody I love, it's meaningful. When accomplish I something at work, it's meaningful. When I do a compassionate deed as opposed to a selfish deed, it's meaningful to me. I'm having a fine life. You can't throw all this on me, you can't put me back into philosophy class. Now, you know what you're doing? You're refusing to ask the word all. There was an old Mutt and Jeff cartoon some years ago. Remember Mutt and Jeff? And at one place, Mutt, Jeff comes up and there's Mutt, and right in the middle of a street, right in the middle of a, you know, a road, a street, he has built a very, very tall pile of stones, and at the top of the pile of stones, there's a lantern, and Jeff says to Mutt, oh, Mutt, why did you build this pile of stones? Oh, he says, that's easy, so I could put the lantern up there. So that it's up high so that it gives a lot of light. Oh, okay. Why did you put the lantern up there? Well, I want the lantern up there so the cars will see the pile of stones and they won't crash into it. Why did you put the pile of stones there for the car to crash into? Well, so that I could put the lantern up there. Now, what is he doing? It's very simple. He's finding meaning of one part in the meaning of another part, but he's refusing to ask the question, does the whole thing have any use, or is it just stupid? Why do you work? Usually, a person says, I'll tell you why I work, so that I can do things that I like to do. I have avocations, I've got hobbies, I've got leisure, I like travel. Why? Well, that really recharges my batteries. Why? So I can work. See, the lantern is for the stones, the stones are for the lantern, and if you refuse to stand back and say, but what is the whole thing for? What is the whole thing for? How do you know your whole life isn't stupid? That your whole life isn't pointless? How do you know your whole life is not just a very, very large stone lantern in the middle of a highway? How do you know this? Now, here's what the teacher is saying. The teacher is saying, grow up. This is not pedagogy, this is andragogy. Don't be an ostrich. Ask yourself the question. If you would never do one thing, if it made no difference at all, okay, it would be meaningless, it would be a waste of time, unless it made a difference. What difference does your whole life make? What are you living for? What difference does it all make? Now, the average person just does not want to hear this. I had a little conversation with somebody, by the way, I know very well, I'll get back to why I think this was a valid conversation, but it's a dangerous one. I had a conversation not too long with somebody I knew very, very well, and this person had just said, what he said was, he says, you know what, the way you know what's right and wrong is, there's no reasons for it, there's no way to know what's right and wrong, you just have to know what's right and wrong in your heart, and if you know in your heart, then it's right, and then you just need to do it, and that's how you live, that's how you find meaning in life. And I said, well then, what do you say to Hitler? He felt it real hard in his life, and he did it, so that was okay. Oh no, my friend said, well you know, he says, the trouble is, most of the people's hearts in the world know that what Hitler was doing was wrong, therefore it was wrong. And I said, well you know, up to 150 years ago, most of the hearts of the world thought slavery was just fine. Do you think slavery was just fine? No. Why not? And he just looked and he shrugged and he says, you know, these things are so complex, if you think about this, you'll just dig a hole. Now this is a person I knew a very long time, and it was very, very cordial. Now here's the question. The teacher is saying, when someone says, I don't need to ask this question, I don't need to ask this question, what you really are saying is, my optimistic agnosticism, and that's the worldview the teacher is trying to absolutely smash, my optimistic agnosticism will fall apart if I ask that question. It can't deal with that question. It is demolished by that question. It is absolutely inadequate to that question. Optimistic agnosticism. Life under the sun is all there is, but there's moral truth. There's human rights. There's human dignity. Listen, if your origin isn't significant, you come from nothing, and if your destiny is insignificant, you're going to nothing, have the guts to admit that your life is insignificant. And stop talking, as if, on the one hand, you feel like you can poke holes in other people's inconsistencies. You'll poke holes in Muslims who say, I believe in God, but then they do something wrong, or Christians who say, I believe in God, do something wrong. You'll poke holes in everybody else's inconsistency, but you won't look at your own. You know, Jean -Paul Sartre made a very interesting statement. His most famous essay was right after the war, 1946. He wrote his essay called Existentialism and Humanism, and this is what he said. He says, God does not exist, and we have to face all the consequences of this. The existentialist is strongly opposed to a certain kind of secular ethics which wants to abolish God with the least possible expense. The existentialist, indeed, thinks it is very distressing that God does not exist, because all possibility of finding any values disappears with God. There can be no a priori good, since there is no infinite and perfect consciousness to think it. So nowhere is it written that we must be honest. Nowhere is it written that we must not lie, because the fact is we're on a plane where there's only us, human beings. Dostoevsky said, if God didn't exist, everything would be permissible. That is the very starting point of existentialism. If God does not exist, there is nothing within or without that can legitimize any conduct. Now, you know what is very interesting to me? Sartre took this idea, life under the sun is all there is, and you know what he says? He says, don't talk to me in any way that says that you believe that one kind of conduct is more legitimate than any other kind. One of the things that's come out recently, he died in 1980, one of the things that's come out over the last few years is what a misogynist he was. Jean -Paul Sartre was very bad to women, the women he knew, and he was very misogynist, but you know what? Whenever I read the people who accept his premise about life, and then get very upset about it, if he was alive, he would rise up, and he was only 5 '2", so that's, he would rise up, and he would say, please. He would say, you want to be free. You want to say, I am free to do what I want to do. You want to be free. As far as I know, this life is all there is. I'm not controlled by eternity, by moral absence, by God. I want to be free. Then you have got to have the guts to accept the utter meaninglessness of all distinctions. You want to be free, fine, but you have to accept it. Meaningless, meaningless, utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless. Come on. You know, Christians look like real hard -nosed skeptics compared to a view that says, life under the sun is all there is, but I'm optimistic. I have meaning in life. I can enjoy things. I know some things are right, some things are wrong. I know it's better to be compassionate than to be violent. I know these things. Talk about blind faith. Talk about naive religiosity. why Now, is he doing this? Because he also tends to see life, the preacher, the teacher, the professor sees life in a different way. One of the biggest obstacles for people to believe in Christianity is that they think they already know all about it. But if we look at Jesus' encounters with various people during His life, we'll find some of our assumptions challenged. We see Him meeting people at the point of their big, unspoken questions. The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus. And in His book, Encounters with Jesus, Tim Keller explores how these encounters can still address our questions and doubts today. Encounters with Jesus is our thanks for your gift to help Gospel in Life reach more people with the amazing love of Christ. Request your copy of Encounters with Jesus today when you give at GospelInLife .com slash give. That's GospelInLife .com slash give. Now, here's Tim Keller with the remainder of today's teaching.
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A highlight from Elon Musk's ESG Con (Feat. Eric Roesch)
"Welcome back everyone, I am Cas Pianci. I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, Mr. Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing pretty well. How are you Cas? I'm doing good. It's early morning here, but today we're joined by a really special guest, somebody who's going to be chatting us through some really fun kind of concepts of fraud, individuals involved that I'm surprised we haven't discussed before. Eric Roche. How are you today, sir? I'm all right. How are you guys? Hanging in there. As you said, when we first jumped on, there's a lot of fraud in the world and it is hard to find the time to constantly look into it, which is your job. I reached out to you because I've been reading some of your Elon Musk work, which has been incredibly informative. I'm honestly shocked that Bennett and I have never discussed, I guess we've never discussed in an episode, Elon Musk and our issues with him. I mean, I've made a bunch of videos and stuff about it. Yes. On your personal channel you have. You and I, who I think we almost equally don't like this guy, have somehow avoided this topic. But Eric, your work on SpaceX and some of the permitting, the issues around the chemicals and the sheer like, I don't give a shit about these regulations, been on the front lines of this. Can you talk about why you're so into this, why you're so fascinated by it? I actually want to start with a story from 1959. This is actually a piece I'm working on. We're going to go to the corporate headquarters of the Chisso Corporation in Myanmar, a province in Japan. In December of 1959, the CEO of the Chisso Corporation, which was a chemical company, had a big PR presentation. The company had just installed a new water purification system for their wastewater system, and he famously took a glass of water out of the bottom of this purification vessel and he drank it as a PR stunt. Just that moment in time is really interesting for me because it was preceded by multiple decades of the Chisso Corporation dumping organic methylmercury into the Bay of Myanmar. It's an organic liquid. It goes to the bottom. It bioaccumulates as it kind of goes up through the ecosystems. The bacteria will kind of incorporate the methylmercury. It stays in the cells and it'll go up to the muscles and then the fish. Cats started eating it and they started showing weird symptoms. Children started getting sick. The effects of this disease have gone on and it's still actually going on today. The reason that moment in time is so interesting is that people knew in advance that there were problems. It was very clear that this was the one kind of chemical dirty company in the area. And so it was easy for people to point at it. And what's really interesting about that PR event is that that was forced to be installed because finally government took action and this is in 1959, but they actually didn't stop discharging that chemical for about a decade afterwards. And what's fascinating about it is that treatment technique was basically to get out particulates didn't actually treat the methylmercury. The other reason I bring it up is that for the PR stunt and the fact that it was ineffective and then also the costs over this huge period of time were something that shareholders in the company would have wanted to know. That's something that we would have wanted to discuss. And so that's why my blog is kind of focused on these kind of ESG topics, which has become this really kind of crudely discussed topic. But really, it's about disclosure and how fraudulent things, fraudulent risks can kind of manifest in ways that people don't understand until after the fact. That's where I want to start off that discussion. That's an interesting story you told because I'm imagining this executive drinking this cup of water to prove it's clean. And I'm reminded of a more recent political event that kind of aped that same imagery. And I'm, of course, thinking of Barack Obama visiting Flint, Michigan, after they had completed the first wave of fixing some of the water issues. Yes. And they were holding this big press conference and he makes a big deal of getting this glass of water, he says is straight from the tap, and he drinks it up to prove it safe. Do you have any thoughts on that imagery, that parallel imagery between those two? Well, the reason I brought it up is is specifically because of that. Well, there's also an example where Halliburton executive and I believe Dick Cheney was at this event as well. They drank basically a diluted version of the fracking fluid out of out of champagne glasses and I will see it safe. And it's really fascinating because it's like, you know, look at like basically that was the first example of that. And we keep doing that. And Obama, I think he's kind of at the inflection point of why we are where we are. And he's a really great Segway into like Musk and how he's become kind of untouchable. How are you drinking the glass of water still? Right. Because even if even if it had a toxic amount, right, methyl mercury is dangerous because it accumulates slowly over time and then works its way up to the food chain. So you could drink glass that has a decent amount of methyl mercury in it. And like that water isn't going to do anything. You have to drink that same glass of water. You have to eat those shellfish or those oysters, you know, every day for years. And then it builds up, kind of manifests in this debilitating disease that the Obama example is exactly why I still bring that case up, because it's like, have we actually learned nothing? I actually have an even more recent example of exactly the same thing, which is crazy. But I don't know if you guys are familiar, there's a YouTuber named Kyle Hill who does science science YouTube stuff. And he was invited to Fukushima because, as you guys know, they're going to be releasing this this radioactive water that they've accumulated because they've if anyone is unfamiliar, they've had to kind of take seawater, pump it into this completely effed up clear reactor core and basically make sure that it doesn't explode again. And they're storing this water because they don't want to just pump it straight out into the ocean. Well, now they're going to be pumping it straight out into the ocean after they've tried to kind of dilute it down and ensure that it's not super full of radiation. But they're getting pushback from places like China and South Korea who are saying, hey, we're not going to eat your fish anymore. We're not going to eat your food anymore. Like this is unacceptable what you're doing. To be fair, I don't think this is on par with any of the things we've discussed so far. I'm bringing it up because Kyle Hill went to a Fukushima tour and they did exactly what you're talking about. They pulled out bottles of water and said, here, everyone, look at this radioactive water. It's not even radioactive. You guys are fine. Nothing's happening. You're you're not getting hit. Your Geiger counters aren't going crazy. Well, it turns out that they're using plastic bottles. So this is, I think, theta radiation. It doesn't go through thick plastic bottle anyway. Like nobody is drinking it. Nobody is doing like any of the proof isn't actually proof. This is actually part of what we're talking about in that this is just PR shit, whether it's Obama doing it, the Fukushima plant doing it, or in the 50s, Chisso Chisso. That's the other thing. All right. So the Fukushima water rights, you look at the data they've presented. I actually think it's probably not a problem because it's above background. That brings up the question, why do we distrust it? Right. And the Chisso Corporation is a perfect example. Well, you know, the government's lied about this before. It's the same thing that leaves a lot of vaccine skepticism we see about these things don't just come from nowhere. Right. So you see, you know, these these kinds of paranoia.
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I've chosen our episode from November of 2019 on cockney rhyming slang. This is one of those silly episodes That's also packed with a lot of interesting information and I remember Chuck and I having fun making it So I hope you'll enjoy listening to it, too enjoy Welcome to stuff you should know production of I heart radio And welcome to the podcast I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant right there. There's Jerry Roland right there So that makes this stuff. You should know right Can't top that I was trying to think a way to say welcome to the podcast in cockney rhyming slang Can you make an attempt my I'm my brain is so broken right now. I can't even try. Okay, good good Well, welcome. It's a good good time to record a show You're gonna do some cockney in here, right? We want to offend as many Londoners as we can I don't know just just channel a little Dick Van Dyke. Oh You know Yeah, the American Doing a bad cockney accent. Well, I did recently rewatch the limey Yes Casey's for benefit. Yeah, the great great movie from Steven Soderbergh. Never seen it. It's awesome. Is it really? Yeah, I mean, I know it's like a classic and everybody loves it. But I mean, it's really that good Yeah, because a lot of people liked I don't know the hangover. I Like the hangover. Well, how would you how would you like the limey and the hangover same level? Yeah, they're the same movie almost. All right, it's weird. Well, then I've seen the hangover so I don't need to see the limey Lemmy's great and Terence stamp is Awesome, and it then uses some cockney rhyming slang and one great scene My big exposure to cockney rhyming slang is lock stock in two smoking barrels Snatch. Yeah, which I think are both directed by Guy Ritchie, right? Wasn't lock stock like his first attempt and snatch was the one that like Got him married to Madonna you a fan of his yeah, I mean as much as I Like his movies, I don't like him personally necessarily cuz he like hunts bore like a jackass does it like yeah No drunk with his friends in the most like disrespectful way of murdering a pig. I admit his movies But yeah, I do like his movie sounds like he's a creep, too I'm not gonna go on record saying that but Yeah, those movies are okay and then I guess what's his name Don Cheadle a little bit in Oceans 11 sure he did a little bit of that right and I mean like It's code to Americans. It's oh, there's like a criminal a British criminal, right? That's all that means these days Yeah, I think so in movies. It's definitely Like all of those are criminal right criminal people in the movies They're like, you know kind of slick cool criminals that wear leather coats and stuff like that Not dumb criminals that wear like football jerseys or anything like that. They're like, you know smooth criminals That's I think what I was looking for. Yeah, but This this idea of associating it with cockney is not necessarily associating it with criminals. It's more associated with like Lower class working class less educated definitely not the aristocracy over in Britain yeah, or the upper class sure and that by by speaking with a cockney accent or More to the point using cockney rhyming slang you could really differentiate yourself To as a point of pride, right? Like you were speaking like your group your in -group which was at the time cockney, right? But the big surprise to all this is it's really possible and even probable that it wasn't the cockney that came up with this Rhyming slang that it was somebody else altogether. Maybe who knows should we say what it is? No Not for the rest of the podcast cockney rhyming slang Wasn't even Very clearly defined in this piece. Okay, did you think it was? It's in there. Okay, you got to just kind of separate the wheat from the chaff So it is a two -word phrase and is a slang phrase Consisting of two words so far so good where the last word of that phrase rhymes with the original word and It can be and I think the best way to do this is just to throw out a few no. No keep describing Well, the two -word phrase it can be it can be a lot of things it can be a person's name It can be just something random can be a place could be a place. It could be a lot of things it can be anything Yeah, sure. I guess it can be But shall we illustrate it through? Well, there's a second part to it. Okay, the second part and this is very important the Two -word phrase that you're using to that where the second one rhymes with the word you're actually saying Yeah, the original word the original word. Thank you Usually has nothing to do with it. There's no metaphor. There's no connection. There's no Nothing, there's no there's no context to it It's supposed to just be random or in most cases. It is just random words right one of which rhymes with the word you're replacing and To further complicate things sure In a lot of cases and no one knows why sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't a lot of times that one of the words Of the two -word phrase is dropped. Yeah, and then you're just left with the one word Which doesn't even rhyme with the original word anymore, right? That's I mean, that's probably the best description of cockney rhyming slang anyone's ever given So I think we should illustrate it with a couple of examples. I pulled some from From something called the internet Here here's one the the tip and tete That's how long it took me to come up with that Tip and tete for internet, but in ten years, it'll just be called the tip I'm gonna log on to the tip governor So let's say your word was and this was in oceans 11 specifically trouble is the word that you're trying to say Cockney rhyming slang for trouble is Barney rubble awesome And so you would say you're making a bit of the bonnie rubble again, right when somebody that was kind of Who was that? Making a bit of bonnie rubble not the see I already did it wrong No, but I think you that's not like a real person to an American for sure. Oh, yeah Um, I can't I can't I'll shout it out. Later. Oh, man. I finally did a good one No, but it wasn't a cockney person, okay for Another example Queen They would use the term baked bean Look who's on TV. It's the baked bean And that's the Queen. I like that one or in the case of one that's been dropped What is Ed use here bees and honey? That one is not dropped for money. Okay, but which one was apples and pears right? Right, so you would say I'm gonna go up the apple and stairs Apples and pears. Oh, man Let me retake this everybody You would say I'm going to go up the apples and pears to go get my wallet to pay for this pizza Or something to that effect. Okay, but then over time people drop the pears And so now the word for stairs in cockney rhyming slang is just apples Which if you're just standing there on the outside like a normal American bloke sure, which by the way means person You have no idea why this person just called stairs apples You got what they were saying because the context is there you're going up the apples to get your wallet to pay for the pizza But why would you just say that did you did you hit your head? Is there something wrong with you? What's the problem? Why would you just call that apples? Yeah, that's why it's so confounding But the great thing about cockney rhyming slang and in particular the great thing about researching cockney rhyming slang is you learn How you get from apples to stairs and then it makes sense sometimes Yeah, that's true. It's not always. Yeah, sometimes there's It's not documented which ed points out is one of the problems sometimes you can draw the line the through line But because it's not documented and sometimes these things take years and years to morph into its final version right unless you unless you're you know on the What would you call street on the dole? No on the streets, then I wouldn't know but I don't know what streets is you can't just make stuff up like there's real words I'm the drums and beats So you're on the drums right, but they probably have a word for streets like that's the whole point You can't just make anything up, but the you could if it hasn't been taken yet sure Also, that's the other thing about cockney rhyming slang is it evolves right so old celebrities that that no one even knows about anymore Fall away to new celebrities whose name also rhyme with you know whatever word you're saying right? I thought you meant old celebrities who maybe used to talk this way like Michael Caine no He's never said any rhyming slang in his life. No of course you got to see the movie Alfie Maybe that's who it was it might have been Michael Caine. I'll take that Michael Caine. I think it was as a matter of fact Thank you, I'm glad you did it. Noel always says a good joke is to say Michael Caine in the correct accent say the words my cocaine And it sounds like Michael Caine saying it then it sounds like that the correct accent for Michael Caine all right say it my cocaine Well you just blew that one out of the water You Gotta set me up in the future Okay, well there's I've got it two ways now, man, okay, here's the thing my cocaine That's my cocaine That's pretty good Michael Caine. It is good. You're right. No. You just got to say it the right way and not like a robot Josh So here's that one of the things is sort of confounding if you want to look up a like a glossary and Say well, here's what I'm gonna. Do I'm gonna learn cockney rhyming slang so for my trip to England I'm really you know. I'm really in with everybody First of all bad idea yeah second of all it's it can be very localized Mm -hmm and the accents are all different Yeah, so even people in London sure who both who all use well people in London Do but the people who use cockney rhyming slang in London yeah might not even agree on what word is means What I'm just picturing all the people walking around England laughing their arses off. I can't wait to get to that one As we stumble through this um yeah, it had a really good Example of why there's no codification of the cockney rhyming slang He said that when people are creating a language especially informal ones like slang They don't write it all down quote dear diary referred to my house as a cat and mouse today because it rhymed We all had a good laugh might try. Just calling it cat tomorrow and see how it goes It is it sounds funny, but that's that's how it works stumbling across the diaries And here's the other thing too is there are cases where there is a little bit of a reflection of the original word and the example that it gives here is twist Yeah, like to call a woman a twist mm -hmm Which I don't know if that's derogatory or not or just some weird slang that no one uses anymore I don't think so although I don't know so yeah these are also the people who use the C word like it's nothing Man I can't wait to go back there Which we're gonna do soonish right? I'd love to do in 2020. Maybe yeah, all right So twist came from twist and twirl which meant girl which is They were talking about like dancing with a girl twisting and twirling in a nightclub Let's say so there is some connection in that one. Yeah, so girl and ended up becoming twist So that sort of makes sense there's another one called on your Todd After a guy named Todd Sloan and it means on your own Right and the thing is is like on your Todd it makes sense Sloan rhymes with own It doesn't have to have any connection, but that one actually does yeah Cuz Todd Sloan was a famous jockey in the 19th century like horse jockey. Yes, okay? What other kind is there disc jockeys? Oh, yeah, sure So his book his memoir was called Todd Sloan by himself Which is weird to refer to yourself in third person for your memoir Hmm, but there was a line in it that apparently East End East Enders in London like really picked up I was left alone by those. I never ceased to grieve for It's still like the idea of being alone or on your own Became synonymous with Todd Sloan his name just happened to rhyme with that So it's one of those rare ones where there is a connection to it and also rare Chuck in that This is a 19th century horse jockey and still today on your Todd is recognized as on your own Whereas a lot of people probably have no idea exactly who he is and when that happens That frequently that person gets moved out for potentially another celebrity or another word That's a little more understandable or recognized another new jockey two people today, right? Yeah exactly which can you name one? Nope? 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"What's everyone? happening It's Kira and Ben back again. Today, we're doing a user suggestion phone booth from 2003 starring Colin Farrell. So I saw this movie when it first came out and then I had not seen it again, and re -watching it for this podcast was an absolute wild ride. Ben, let's talk a little bit about your history with the film before we get in it. So I never watched it. Naziru Wanda from Ghana suggested it, and this is my first time actually watching it too. This is your first? Okay. So I knew going in, I had remembered the main plot points of this movie. I had forgotten a lot of the other plot points of this movie, and I forgot what big of a cast this has. So our main man, Stu, is played by Colin Farrell. Our main police detective is played by Forest Whitaker. Colin Farrell's wife is played by Rahata Mitchell, and then his wannabe mistress is played by Katie Holmes, and then the voice over the phone is Keither Sutherland. So a wildly large cast for this film. Obviously, this movie has come out post 9 -11, which I think you can see a lot in the blue tint of the film. If you guys look at color theory, and we're not going to talk about color theory too much about this because the movie is so wild, but if you look at movies that come out directly after 9 -11, there is this very odd bluish tint to a lot of them. I think in my heart, like when I've done research about this and what I've viewed from it as well, is when you're watching films like this, I think it's because it kind of portrays this surreal sadness that everyone was feeling. Kind of like when you look at films made in that time that are set in the Middle East, they film everything with this yellowish tint to make it seem more like third world. So I thought the bluish tint of this movie was so insane, especially having it be set in New York. Then when I was doing some research about the film, this movie was actually supposed to be released in 2002, but it didn't get released until 2003 because there were actual sniper attacks in DC that delayed the release of this film because this movie is about a sniper terrorizing a man in a phone booth. Like I said, first time seeing it and the character of Colin Farrell reminded me of the character from Fast Timer at Ridgemont High that was selling the tickets. They mimicked each other. I was sitting there going, wait, I'm expecting Spicoli to walk out any second. I mean, they were just to the T, the exact same character. I was like, whoa, what's going on here? Yeah. I think that character is such a classic archetype of asshole. I think that was the point. Colin Farrell is this publicist. He's a liar, he's a slick talker, he's a fast talker, he dresses well, he uses people, he manipulates people, he doesn't care, he's all about himself. We see this in the way that he treats his assistant. We see this in the way that he treats one of his clients, which was an uncredited Ben Foster. I was losing my mind when I saw that. I was like, Ben Foster, what are you doing here? Then he manipulates the owner of a restaurant. He smooth talks this client that he has that wants to be an actress. It's Katie Holmes, she's a waitress. Then he even smooth talks his wife into being like in the beginning when he's not confessing his crimes. So this movie is so insane and I do not want to rag too hard on this movie because it was a user suggestion. But the plot points made to me legitimately no sense. So the pacing of this movie is incredibly fast. It's only an hour 20 and I swear to God, if this movie was longer, I would be like, Keith or Sutherland, shoot me because I can't handle it. So obviously, Stu goes into the phone booth to call his mistress because his wife tracks the phone calls that he makes on his cell phone. Which I was like, first of all, if you're keeping tabs on like your, you don't do that unless you don't trust your husband automatically. Then it comes out later in the film that they've only been together for three years married for one. So they're very new in their relationship. So Colin Farrell goes in to make a phone call to Katie Holmes. You can see he's trying to be slimy and she's rebuffing him. She's like, no, I have work, I have this. He's like, well, let's do this. He takes his wedding ring off. Very just much not a nice guy. Then that phone call ends and the phone starts ringing so he picks it up and on the phone, dun, dun, dun, is Keith or Sutherland's voice. He starts terrorizing him and being like, you can't leave this phone booth. If you leave this phone booth, you're going to die. A pizza man comes up to him and tries to deliver a pizza to him and he's like, you're a dick, I didn't order a pizza. Who orders a pizza to a phone booth? We have this other sub -storyline of sex workers, which to me was the most pointless storyline. I get the point of the storyline. So we have to have him have this interaction with these sex workers to then get their bouncer involved, to then have Keith or Sutherland kill the bouncer and frame Colin Farrell for it. Which first of all, makes no sense because you can see the bullet marks on the outside of the phone booth. So how is he shooting? How is he shooting? How could he shoot? That makes no sense. Then everyone's like, he killed him. It's like, no, he didn't. So this sub -storyline is so insane because first of all, it's like 2003, so you either have a beeper or a cell phone or you're using this phone booth. If all these girls work in this club, that's right across the street where this bouncer is, that Leon, that they get involved, why can't they just use the phone in the club? Why are they terrorizing Colin Farrell? He's just like, let me use the phone and then they're all screaming. I thought it was such a weak portrayal too, such a cop -out portrayal of sex workers. Like very, I don't know, just like what you would think of when you think of a man -written sex worker. Just loud, brash, unkempt, very, do you know what I'm trying to say? Yes, I'm a street kid. So yeah, I hung around with the prostitutes and drug addicts and drug dealers. So I totally got it. I mean, I saw people that did act like that, but those are the ones that were really hooked on drugs and were just like, half the time when they were acting like that, they were on something. It wasn't like a normal way for them to behave. Most people don't want to draw attention to themselves because they don't want the cops on their ass. Exactly. So this dude dies and Kether Sutherland is like, look what you made me do. Actually, he's like, you had me kill him. The guy was like, no, I just want this to end. So Kether Sutherland is, in his own mind, a pioneer of justice. Entrapping these men that he watches somehow, he watches and listens and convinces them that they're either going to die or confess to their crimes. So the two examples of the people that he has done this to before, I view are actual bad people. We have a director of adult films who actually directs child pornography and is a pedophile. So I'm like, okay, deserves to die. Then we have another man who's an insider trader on Wall Street. I mean, you don't have to die for that, but it is like a real crime. Then we get to Colin Farrell, whose crime is wanting to cheat on his wife and being an asshole. So to me, none of these make sense. The first two, kind of get. The third, Colin Farrell, not at all. I get it because they're trying to make him more likable. We have to be on Colin Farrell's side, right? So if he's a real criminal, we're not going to be on his side. I wasn't on his side. But you know what I'm saying? He's our protagonist. So we can't have our protagonist be as awful. But at the same point, it's like, well, then maybe you should have just had him kill adulterers because this makes no sense. So he, in his mind, Keither Sutherland, is this vigilante that is cleaning up the streets in New York because he wants people to atone and commit their crimes. So he's holding Colin Farrell hostage. Forest Whitaker comes in. He's trying to negotiate with Colin Farrell. He thinks he killed this guy. He's like, let me help you, let me help you. Up until this point, they think he's armed and dangerous. It is not until Colin Farrell's wife, Kelly Rahada Mitchell, comes in, which for some reason in 2003, you can just run through police barricades and just be like, I'm his wife, run through police barricades, and then be on the front line with the cops. I'm sorry, that never happened. No, not at all. No, they would have her pushed to the side. She would not be in a hostage negotiation. It wouldn't happen. She would not be front and center to the point where he can put a mark on her. So then we see that Forest Whitaker kind of actually comes around to see that Colin Farrell is being terrorized. He is not doing this of his own free volition. He sees the little target on Rahada Mitchell and he's like, oh, OK, maybe this guy is like real. So then they start looking for him. They're like, OK, we're going to find him. We're going to find him. Colin Farrell's delaying him. And the guys and then obviously Colin Farrell comes clean. He's like, OK, I'll come clean. Like, I don't want to die. I don't want my wife to die. I don't want this girl who I want to be my mistress to die. So he confesses all his sins of being an asshole, which everyone's like, OK, you're a dick, whatever you're holding up the street. We got half the police force here. What? And then obviously when they think that they kill the killer, when they think that they kill Keither Sutherland because they go up to the apartment where they trace the call from, it is actually, plot twist, the pizza boy. And it's like, OK, so he's killed Keither Sutherland for this one person. Two people just sacrifice them for no reason to get this guy to confess that he's a slimeball. Feel like we could have done this a different way. And then so then another so we're going to get to all the insane points. But this is the end of the story. And this is the last insane point. Or one of them is that Colin Farrell is now alone in the ambulance. They put something in to make him fall asleep. So he's all loopy. He's all daisy. And then active crime scene in an ambulance. Keither Sutherland walks up and just starts talking to him just like, oh, like you passed the test. You did it right. Like what happens? Like and OK, so he's like talking to him like, oh, you did the right thing. You did the right thing. And Colin Farrell is like, what the fuck? I thought we killed you. And then he walks away. And the last thing he says, which I think is legitimately the stupidest thing. And if this is the point of the movie, it is the dumbest point when he goes, well, if a phone rings, do you have to answer it? I would say no. I would say no. And that is the last line of the film. And then it goes into this like ringing sound, goes all the way out into the satellite shot, goes to black, and then you hear another person pick up and say hello. So it's like obviously this is like a cycle for him. But the way that he picks his victims is makes no sense to me. Yeah, no. And if a phone rings, you don't have to answer. You don't have to answer it. Look at all the things like when a stranger calls bad. They picked up the phone, bad tidings, scream, scream, picked up the phone. Bad tidings. No, you don't have to pick up the phone, especially like if you don't know who the person is. Hang up, hang up. And I did think at some points the voice that Keith or Sutherland used did sound like the ghost face voice, like to the point where I was like, do they have the same voice actor? Is this even even Kiefer Sutherland? Like I was like, this movie is so bad. So I thought a lot. So let's talk about Keith or Sutherland's character. And I obviously am not a fan of this movie, but I thought the way that he was poorly written was like they were trying to make him like John Doe from seven, kind of this vigilante who lives by his own rules, has his own code of justice and kind of is enacting on that code of justice and terrorizing these people. I think in seven it is done much better with an actual point, with an. We have fully fledged characters. We have reasons that make sense in this. We have no back story. We don't know what he why or why he's doing this now. And you think you think they're given a back story when he when he's talking to about Nam and stuff and he's like, are you stupid? I'd be 70. Like and like I'm like, so who are you? Why are you doing this? Well, what is your point? I mean, did you just one day wake up and say, hey, you know what? I'm just going to execute people I feel are bad. I mean, and that's your concept of bad. And your concept of bad is another person's concept of good. I mean, it's like when people go to war. Yeah. The countries fight, but each country thinks they're right. Of course, there's a right and a wrong. But both countries think that they are the right ones. Of course. And the only one that actually like comes out to be the right one is the one that wins, is the one that wins. And I would say in this movie, no one wins now because everyone's motivations make absolutely no sense. I would say the only motivations that make sense is Forest Whitaker's, because he's literally just trying to do his job. Yeah. And then like I was watching when he's his his rapper talent comes on and I was like, what the hell is this, Malibu's Most Wanted? Oh, my God, I thought the same thing. I was like, why are we watching Malibu's Most Wanted? I was like, this is this is this. And then it looked really bad because they get these two big black guys and this little tiny white guy. And he looked terrified to be around the black. And I was like, this is so stereotyping. This is awful right here. It is awful. It was so stereotypical. It was like someone just kind of grabbed at archetypes that they see in pop culture and was like, yeah, we'll throw this in the film. So I also thought the film was shot horrendously. There is it felt like it wanted to be a Tony Scott film, which RIP Tony Scott, I love your films. But it had this kind of like shaky camera. We're switching in and out of views of like like digital versus like these split screens versus like this like granule kind of like VHS effect. And I was like we're like fast paced moving through the city. And I was like, this movie makes no sense at any point. Did this movie make any sense? It does not. No. Like I said, I thought the character was the guy from a fast time at Ridgemont High.
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"In with America former USTA chief Katrina Adams. Plus, why there's literally a trillion dollars at stake as global companies search for the correct return to office strategy, and the story of digital marketplace FlashFood, whose founder is on a mission to reduce waste and save grocery shoppers money. This is Bloomberg Business Week. I'm Tim Stenebeck, stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is a Bloomberg Money Minute, as you've probably been hearing about, rising theft is stealing profits from many retailers. Organized retail crime is certainly a part of it. Dana Telsey is founder, CEO, and chief research officer at Telsey Advisory Group. It is a real headwind. It's probably the highest rate of shrinkage that we've seen in quite some time. Telsey herself says she witnessed retail theft on the West Coast that surprised her. You better be careful and be aware of your surroundings. Nordstrom, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ulta Beauty, Target, and Walmart, all saying theft or shrink is hurting the bottom line. The National Retail Federation says theft cost retailers almost $95 billion in 2021, but Telsey says retailers are determined to keep brick and mortar stores open in key locations. Retail and physical footprints have more relevance than ever in order to create the environment and the engagement. Telsey also says retailers are in discussion with high -level government officials on clamping down on retail theft. Denise Pellegrini, Bloomberg Radio. Sometimes it seems the crises just keep coming for children. COVID, war, drought, and famine. They can seem downright relentless. But you know what? So can our response.
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"Dick Ioliano, WTOP News. Okay, DC did it. Montgomery County's moving there too. Now we hear Prince George's County locally is looking at raising wages for people who work for tips including those servers and bartenders. Prince George's County Councilman Ed Burrow says if you're waiting tables it's impossible to raise a family with this economy on that amount hoping for tips. He's leading an effort to bring those who normally work off of tips to a $13 per hour minimum wage. Right now the bill calls for it to be phased in over five years it's but likely to change to three. When you work with any other industry what you pay in part covers the salary of the people that work there and so this would be no different than that. Lawmakers should just reject this proposal. Melvin Thompson's with the Restaurant Association of Maryland. This will significantly increase the labor costs for restaurants. This will increase the cost to customers. Largo, In John Dohme in WTOP news. WTOP news time. Now 307 traffic and weather on the way. As a public servant you may have wondered how government can use generative AI safely and equitably. We can help you explore the possibilities and design
A highlight from Dick Morris (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug, chug, chug, chug. Stay tuned, here comes Mr. Chug -A -Lug himself, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. I planned to have as my guest today our friend Dick Morris, but I did not plan to have Dick Morris here following what happened yesterday. I'm very glad that after this fourth indictment of President Trump, I have someone that I trust to ask about it. Dick Morris, welcome, and help us make sense of what in the world is happening in the United States of America at this time. Well, we're really in danger of becoming a judocracy as opposed to a democracy, a government run by judges. And I would say the justice system, but it's not, it's individual judges working for the administration. Biden has decided he can't defeat Trump in the election, so he's gonna defeat him in the courts. But first of all, do you even think that Biden is running? My theory would be that we have people behind the scenes in the Democratic Party who know that Trump is their worst nightmare, and they will do and are doing anything to stop him - But make no mistake, this is run by Joe Biden. He's not addled, he's not - I am surprised, honestly, to hear you say that. I would think that behind the scenes it's Obama, it's anybody but Biden. We need to change our image of Biden. He's mean, he's nasty, he's surly, and he's dictatorial. And he knows, and he desperately needs this job, not for the prestige, but for the money. Biden's net worth when he entered the presidency, no, I'm sorry, the year after he left the vice presidency, his net worth was $27 ,000. He never made any money. He served for 36 years in the Senate, was the poorest senator. Then when he became vice president, he made a little more. And then in 2017, when he left the vice presidency, he made a total killing. He made $15 million in one year. And God knows how much more that he didn't declare. And most of it was bribery. And he needs to continue that. He needs two things. He needs a continuous flow of bribes. And he also needs to do what the Chinese want, so they will cover it up for him and not turn him in. And I think that that's what you're looking at here. It's no surprise, really. The issue is what'll happen. I think the other point that's worth making here is that this indictment breaks entirely new grounds because what happened was that in 2018, Stacey Abrams ran for governor, Democrat. And she came very close to winning against Kemp. But there were a lot of votes that she claims were suppressed, blacks who couldn't vote. So she sued. And the litigation went on for two years. And finally, the state settled and they came up with a consent decree. And the key thing in the consent decree was that they would not scrutinize signatures very thoroughly of people who were absentee or voting by mail. The statute required for two verifications and they cut it back to one and they sharply limited the grounds for where signature could be tossed out. And under those new rules, they conducted the election of 2020. And when Trump lost the state, he realized there was a fraud involved. And he sent investigators down to check it out, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and a bunch of others. And now they are all being indicted because they dared to question the results and to audit the results, really.
Message to Anyone Who Says Dan Bongino 'Doesn't Have to Yell'
"Bongino Show. Listen man, for all the people sending me messages on Facebook, I got like 90 % positive and 10 % of people like, you know, you don't need to scream. Bro, I'm sorry that this show's not for you. You don't have to listen, okay? I'm not here to play cutesy time. It's not BS That's time. I'm not here. Do you understand? You are so effed right now. Do you understand Understand that? You are descending into tyrannical madness and you're under the impression that the other side wants to negotiate. It's not me, it's you. You don't get it. You worried about the tone? This country is going to be finished soon. Understand what you're up against? Think of what has happened just in the last five or six years. The FBI was weaponized to interfere in four presidential and midterm campaigns. They've tried to arrest and have arrested multiple presidential appointees and a president and a now presidential candidate. They made you put a cloth on your face that did absolutely nothing to stop a disease that most likely wouldn't kill you, after they said you have to stick an injection in your arm, that turned out later to have side effects they downplayed while not preventing the virus from being transmitted. And you want me to calm down the tone? Find a new show because I ain't playing cutesy time. You want to dick around and play cutesy time, you go right ahead. I'm not playing cutesy time. I'm not doing it. You need to understand we are at a very very serious event horizon with the black hole of
A highlight from Trollhunter
"And welcome back to cinema vino, but it's good to have you guys here with us. That's good to be here. We got Sean Jordan, but it's your boy. And my name is Todd Wofford. And it's good to be here. Summer chaos continues. We're down on our home stretch wrapping it up. We just got a couple more movies to go. Yeah, we don't have long to go. We're almost at the Labor Day weekend. It's almost through September. It's time. Put away all my white outfits and just move on with life. So yeah. Do you put away the white album too? Do you stop listening to it? I do. I go for the gray album after Labor Day. So I go with Jay -Z. DJ Danger Mouse. I go Black Album. DJ Danger Mouse. DJ Danger Mouse. DJ Danger Mouse. Jame Judy Dench. Jame Judy Dench. If I hear Yamo be there one more time. So beautiful Michael McDonald. That's a great baritone by the way. Grace Baritone and all the rock. You know all the words. I hate Michael McDonald. Yeah. What about the Doobie Brothers? I like the Doobie Brothers pre Michael McDonald. Okay. I had like the best of Doobie Brothers CD and like disc one. Awesome. Disc two. Awful. Yeah. Okay. So anyway, so we are drinking Riesling and we're talking about Troll Hunter. Oh, this is lovely Riesling. Yeah. German Riesling. Yeah. It's just German. Couldn't find a Swedish Riesling? They're out there somewhere, I'm sure. Norwegian. So obviously Summer Chaos to bring guys up to speed. We spin a random wheel or we picked random movies and then we spin a random wheel and pick a random wine to go with them. So this is all just. Or spirit. Or spirit or beer. It's willy nilly. Anything goes. Or Todd gets bored and just makes it some seven sevens that are like oddly strong. We don't actually see the process of Todd picking booze. So sometimes it's just like you guys are drinking rum. Sometimes you're not meant to see how the sausage gets made. I think he definitely has put like a finger in every single drink that he's given to me. A hundred percent. More than one. Smells like a sweaty hot dog. Yeah. Sometimes I go full bowling ball in there. So it adds to the three fingers. Three finger profile. That's a bad name. Tastes like Todd's fingers. We all three finger profile. Tastes like what Todd's fingers have been in. That's going to be the first line of my autobiography. It's the terroir. It is the terroir. So we're going to talk about the wine a little bit from the start. I got my notes right here all ready for you. Riesling is known primarily as a German rattle but you'll see it grown in a lot of other places such as Australia, France, the US and Canada. Australia is actually your second biggest rower of Riesling. Rieslings have a reputation as a sweet white wine but you actually got a pretty good wide variety of between dry and off dry. Pretty much any kind of flavor profile of white wine there's a Riesling in that range somewhere. Alsatian wines tend to be on very dry side from France. And then... This one's a little off dry, right? Yeah. This one definitely falls kind of in the between area. And then you go all the way up to Trokenberne Auslese which is going to be just sticky sweet. I mean just like... Hot sticky sweet. Yeah. I'm hot. Sticky sweet. From my hand to my feet. Yeah. Like Todd's fingers. So for food pairings you're going to put this with Asian foods, Indian foods, any kind of spicy dish. With the sugary sweetness of the wine will definitely kind of balance things out for you. Rieslings are coming usually at a good price point. They can be anywhere from $10 to $25. They don't tend to be crazy expensive. You drink them obviously very chilled but any kind of a bold spicy dish you can do a Riesling with. But you can also do them with holiday meals, kind of lighter cuisine. So like... You're actually going to get to do a Riesling tasting in Germany in November. Ooh. That's right. You're going across the pond. That's right. Pinkies up. Pinkies up. That's going to be fun. Yeah. I'll be able to taste it straight off the vine. You have to take lots of pictures. Yeah. Lots of pictures of Zavino. If I come back with Wiederhosen I'm going to be so happy. I would be disappointed if you don't. Yeah. In a big old box of shrooms. So this is going to be... Let me see if I can pronounce this correctly. Correctly. This is A .C. Chrisman, Faltz Riesling. Yes. I'm working on my like great escape like Nazi Gestapo for... accent Sandre. It's really about Bono. Weingutzeit. Yeah. Weingutzeit. That's like the quality. This is like a high quality Riesling. I think in German that literally translates to wine good. Yeah. Good wine. Yeah. It's like this is one of the top quality Rieslings that you can get. So about 25 bucks. And yeah. This one's going to be definitely kind of in between off dries where I put this one. It's definitely not sticky sweet. It's definitely not bone dry. But yeah. A little scale for you. If you're shopping for Rieslings from dry to sweet, you've got cabinet, which is K -A -B -I -N -E -T -T, spätlese, auslese, berna auslese, trocken berna auslese, and eiswein. So that's what you're looking at on the shelf. That's from dry to sweet. And this one's trocken, right? Yeah. Well, yeah. This is going to be... Well, that's a trocken berna auslese. So this is going to be kind of in between. So this is not quite the berna auslese. So this is going to be more towards the cabinet spätlese side of sweetness. This will be... So go for cabinet if you're looking for dry. Go for auslese if you're looking for pretty sweet. And then once you get up to berna auslese, it's going to be just hummingbird feed sweet. So this one definitely has some good solid like sugar to it. But I do give Riesling to my hummingbirds. They fly sideways. And then they have a great afternoon. Those wings slow wading. When they get drunk really fast and then they also sober up equally as fast. It's that heartbeat that just goes 100 miles a minute. But they can't hit that feeder once they get drunk. They can't get that beak in there. They self -regulate, you know? Yeah. Well, nature does that for them. They flap one wing at a time. They just got to... They're going to leave edibles out for the squirrels. Oh, that's great. Don't give me ideas. So Trollhunter, a little background on this one. This is your pick, Drat, right? Yeah. Sadly, I didn't know I was coming tonight. So I never got... Long story short, I'm watching my niece this week. She's two and a half. And I woke up at 5 .15 today. So that's, you know... Where am I? Yeah. So sadly, I didn't get to watch this again before this, but I've seen it twice. Lovely young lady. Yeah. I can't remember what happens at the end. I was going to say, when was the last time you watched it? Not too terribly long ago. So this may be... It's educational for you. In the last two years, I want to say. Okay. So a little bit about Trollhunter. This was released October 29th, 2010. So long ago. That was almost 13 years ago. Gross. Yeah. Actually, I got to say, I think I watched this probably in 2011, 2012. So it had to have been pretty recently after it came out. Because this was a magnet release, which they did a lot of straight to DVD stuff, picked up stuff that was on the film festival rotation. I don't think this ever had a theatrical release. I mean, I'd heard about it. Well, stateside maybe, right? Yeah, probably. But I mean, if it's small enough, it probably had film festival releases with no actual theatrical. I'd say that's probably why the worldwide box office gross. I couldn't find it. It probably wasn't there. That's why. There you go. Budget of 3 .5 million. I don't know if that's in Norwegian money, and I don't know what Norwegian money even looks like. So it's called a skribu. Two very different answers. Did you make that up? No. Run that about me one more time. What was that? Skribu. That's very Swedish chef -esque. So on IMDb, it has opening weekend of $5 ,585 in the US. That's US dollar. Okay. That's probably like 40 or 50 million in Norwegian. And the budget was 19 .9 million nock, which I think is Norwegian kroner. That's beads. That's the larger denomination, but the lower denomination is skribu. Skribu. So it's like cents. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. This grossed over 2 ,000 matroska dolls or whatever. Well, it's like two cents. Yeah. They did a good box office in those little dolls that you get another doll inside and another doll inside. It brought in a lot of those. You got dinks, then you got skribus, and then you got sickles, and then you got nuts, and then you got galleons. That might be Harry Potter. So 515 is doing you real good, isn't it? We just lost our Norwegian listener base. Now, I like that guy. He's got good comments. I can never read them, but they're great. Yeah. They're all related to skribu. Well, I Google translate all of them, so I get the gist. So this had a budget of 3 .5 million skribu. This a is found footage fantasy horror film. Vaguely in the similar vein as Blair Witch Project. That's the vibe I got a lot of, a little bit of Cloverfield, that kind of vibe too. Found footage. Yeah. It has some elements of Jaws. It also has some dark humor, moments of dark humor. I mean, very dry humor. This has become a cult hit over time. So very simple plot, has two film students and their camera person trailing a man they believe to be responsible for bear poaching in the mountainous Norwegian countryside. He is Hans, played by Norwegian comedian Otto Jespersen. Otto Jespersen. He is part Quint from Jaws, part Ahab, part Unabomber. Yes person? Maybe. Yes person. It's like having a yes man. You got a yes person. Now I'm going to have to work on my Norwegian. I don't know. I don't know nothing about that. In their attempt at fledgling expose journalism, the students stumble onto a wild story that Hans is actually a troll hunter who attempts to manage and contain the troll population all while also participating in a government project to keep the story buried from the general public. He's more like a troll ranger, really. He's like a park ranger for trolls. Yeah, because he obviously has, and I have like a kind of a weird shambling respect for the trolls, like he has a weird, you know, healthy fear of them. Respect your enemy. Yeah. Well, it's more like a, you know, a naturalist who, yeah, you don't want to contend with bears, but you respect that bears are a living thing that deserve to coexist. But you don't want them to get in your Mazda 6. No. No. Is that a car? That's a Mazda. Yeah. That's a smaller, it's a sporty, very small, I don't think a bear could fit in there. I don't think I could fit in there. Good mileage, though. The Mazda 6? Yeah. I think you're going to get high 20s, and that's not bad for a... The red ones are faster. Yeah, for a sportier sedan, especially because they have that rotary engine that gives you good speed. So... Yeah, that's right. You have a Mazda now. That's right. You're a Mazda. We're part of the Mazda. You know all the specs. Positive traction. Exactly. You've got quadraphonic. Hans hunts the trolls with a massive UV apparatus, which exposes them to their greatest weakness, which is sunlight, either real or artificial sunlight. This either turns them to stone, or it detonates them into a big, hairy pond of goo. The two students attempt to document Hans' story before they either get eaten alive, or the government confiscates their footage or silences them altogether. So that's what I've got for description. So, Trav, this was your pick. Yeah, I'm going to let Sean go first. It's been a while since I've seen this. It's been a while. I love this movie because it is so off the wall. It starts off kind of slow, and it's sort of a slow burn early on, but then it ramps up pretty fast, and you just get into it. For the budget that it was, it's a very good movie. Good -looking movie. Good -looking movie? I mean, with a budget of $19 .9 million, you know, you've got to have some assets being put into it. But the nice thing about doing the found footage is you don't have to dedicate resources to good writing and editing. You can just sort of have these real shoddy jump cuts and things just kind of go all over the place. You don't have to actually end it that well. Spoilers, because you wanted to remember how it ends. Basically, the main reporter guy ends up getting rabies, finds out he got rabies from the trolls, and then ends up running away with the footage. Takes the cameras because the government folks are coming to take the footage. Which the government folks are not like dudes in suits with sunglasses. It's just like a guy in a parka. Oh yeah, we're going to take your footage, okay? Hey, you can't have footage? I'm going to take that from you? We'll give you 4 ,000 scuba for your footage. We've got to put that joke to bed, guys. I'm sorry. You opened that can of worms. You created a monster. I apologize to all Norwegians. But, I mean, it just sort of ends. It just sort of like he runs away with the camera and then there's, you know, some text on a black screen of exposition of this is what we think happened. This is unsubstantiated. Faux exposition. Yeah, faux exposition. Multiple experts have analyzed this footage and determined it's authentic. It's like, okay. But it's fun. It's a fun movie. It's goofy. It's a little, I wouldn't even say like sci -fi or horror. Dark comedy? Yeah, I get a lot of comments about that. I guess. Yeah, because there are really comedic moments, right? Like they hired the Muslim camerawoman and they're talking about whether or not her fact that she's a Muslim will attract - Does she believe in God? Is she? It's Christians? I don't know. We'll find out. Whatever. Yeah. It's a little bit like Gremlins 2. Like, wait a minute. They can't eat after midnight. I mean, it's always midnight somewhere and it pops out. It reminds me of the scene in Clue where they find the dead body again after finding so many dead bodies and they're just like, go to the other room, see the dead body. It's like, she's Muslim. Does that count? We'll find out. We'll see. We'll see how hungry they are. We'll do it for science. But yeah, I just love, I love the lore building of like the trolls are, they follow all these old rules. Like he's putting tires under bridges because trolls live under bridges, obviously. Yeah. Yeah. You know, and it's like, oh, they eat the bones of, or they smell the blood of a Christian man. It's like that's what sets them off. And then he comes walking into the big, like the, the bear suit that's like a suit of armor. I think, yeah, when he's under the, yes, because he has to take the blood from the troll. And so to do that, he has this giant, ridiculous syringe. Yeah. Just goofy. Yeah. Just goofy. I can tell they had a lot of fun making the movie, but it's, it's good. It's a romp. Yeah, it is. And yeah, it hits on all those, to me, I mean, I put the word Tolkien -esque in my notes of like, it hits the Tolkien -esque tropes. I mean, obviously it goes further than that, further back from that, like folk tales of trolls, but you also, I got to put like the Hobbit vibe, you know, the trolls turning into stone. Turning into stone. Yeah. But with like a tinge of bureaucracy. Yeah. There's a little bit of like that sort of, I don't know, pseudo X -Files thing of like, we've got to cover this up, you know, the government's got to step in and never happened. But, you know, of course that's exactly what it would look like if the government did have a troll hunting agency is he would have to fill out this form of like troll extermination. Yeah. But yeah, it's not some guys in some bad -ass car in black suits, it's like some guy in a Saab with a vest on like, oh yeah, let me see your footage over there. I'm going to have to delete your camera. It also reminded me somewhat of Blade where they're like fighting some old, you know, folkloric beast with like all the tech of today. It was just like, but on a shoestring budget, like Blade and Whistler where they're like, we're not exactly the March of Dimes or Hellboy. Yeah. We're just grabbing stuff. Well, no, Hellboy had a whole, you know, like a group behind him. I don't know, Blade had some cool tech though. Blade did. And a bad -ass car. But they were, you know, just a shoestring budget trying to, they're upset that their department doesn't get more funding. Right. They're like, this is what we got. He's just, he's like, I'm tired. I don't get vacation. Like, I just, I don't care. Yeah, you can film me. I don't care. I go where I'm needed. Great weather. I have that in my notes. I was like, I feel like Travis. I'm watching Sun and like in for my like rating, it's like, this is good weather. This is like good, foggy, rainy weather. I love it. And you know, they cut to like the mountains and the kind of cool, misty, you know, again, like Lord of the Rings vibe, the cool, misty mountains. And it's like good weather, you know? Yeah. I felt right at home in this flick. And I love, like you said that. Yeah, I've been saying that for years. You said like Quint from Jaws. That's exactly what I was thinking, too, is that when they have to, when they were filming him from afar, you know, found footage films are kind of difficult to do ever since what Blair Witch Project, obviously quintessential. Cloverfield also did it well. I love a giant kaiju monster. Paranormal activity? I have never seen any of the paranormals. Well, maybe I'm kind of a giant pussy. Come on. OK, well, hey, we got October coming up. That's true. But I think there's oh, I might have seen the end of quarantine, the one where there's like zombies. There's like a fire or something and news crew goes in there and they have to close. They have to quarantine the building or something. They're like, shit, there's something in here with us. I think I've seen that. Maybe. So I've heard good things about that. And it was a remake of a foreign film, I think. But those Quarantinos. Yes. But I hadn't seen a found footage from Robert Rodriguez's band. Yeah, I hadn't seen a found footage film in a while. And this one was actually the reason I got Netflix, because I was stealing my brother's Netflix. He was trying to watch something at the same time. And I was like, ah, fuck it. Fine, I'm going to buy it. So I watched this whenever it was on Netflix and I had heard good things about it. Which it's not anymore. Yeah, it's not. Couldn't find that anywhere. Bastards. Yeah, but I love the the fact that, you know, with not a huge budget, they're able to do more with less. I mean, all their money obviously went into the special effects and the trolls, which looked damn good. They looked really good. Yeah. You would think with this on paper, you're like, this is not going to be great. But it. Yeah, it looked lovely. It's a huge, giant fucking Godzilla troll at the end. First of all, where the fuck is he sleeping? Like how is he in the mountains? He's in the mountains. Yeah. But God, that thing's dick as big as a 40 foot long school bus. I don't know. I'm at school. I just said bus. I don't know why I said school bus. But yeah, I loved Hans in it. He was just fed up and was like, fuck this. But I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw it. And then there's a pseudo, not a sequel exactly, but kind of along the same vein, a movie named Just Troll came out in 2022.
A highlight from Amadeus
"And welcome back to cinema vino. It's good to have you guys here with us. Ahoy, bitches. Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo. Got Travis Budd. One ones and twos. Sean Jordan. Threes and fours. Then Taylor Owens. Yo. And I'm playing nothing but the kick drum the whole night. Seven Nation whole time. Exactly. I'm Meg White the whole night. She rocked that kick drum. She did. She was four on the floor. One of the first songs I ever learned on drums. Yeah. Super easy. It's very straightforward. That and smoke on the water on bass. Just yeah, it's easy. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. Exactly. Summer chaos for us continues this week with my pick Amadeus. And I'm not exactly even sure why I picked this. I think it's something I hadn't seen in a while. Yeah, I think we had talked about wanting to do Amadeus. Yeah. And I think a clip of it probably popped up on YouTube because we talked about it. I was like, man, I don't really want to go back and watch that. It's been a long time. Yeah, I think since I was a kid. So it was interesting now. And then now watching the director's cut. So Travis, did you watch the director's cut? Yeah, I yeah, that was the first thing I saw. I got time. I think I watched the director's cut. Yeah. Not positive. And you did not. I did not. Yeah. I'd be curious to see you right here is talking about it. See what the differences are. Yeah. It was a scene. I was like, what the hell? Yeah. I think I watched it like three or four weeks ago at this point. Yeah. It's been a while. Yeah. It's been a minute. Wow. Bring it back up speed. So with this one, it was actually luck. So I did all regions for this wheel that we the random wheel picker and it came up for the Italian one. So that kind of fits the movie a little bit with Salieri. And so for this one, we have a Rosso de Multipulciano, a Prunello, which is fun to say. Yeah. Prunello is just a Sangiovese. It's another fancy way of saying Sangiovese. I think Sangiovese is a fancy way of saying Sangiovese. Exactly. So this comes from Multipulciano, which is a small town in the Tuscany region of central Italy. Sangiovese from this region get age one to two years in oak barrels or three if they are a reservo. Sangiovese is a classic example of what's called old world wine. So as the name implies, these wines exhibit, they're acidic, they're tannic, they're kind of bold, full bodied. This one has a lot of depth and complexity to it. You could do this with big, heavy Italian dishes, pizza, stuff like pot roast, just big meals in general. I mean, I think I get a lot of fruit on this one, kind of dark like current flavors. It's earthy. It's a little bit like oaky flavored. I mean, it's just a big, full bodied red wine. This is a classic, like heavy European wine. But yeah, I think you could do this with pizzas. I'm told you can do this with lamb. I don't eat a lot of lamb. I don't eat any lamb just because I was raised on the farm with lambs, so I can't eat it. But people have said that this is a good lamb pair. You can see that. But yeah, this is about a $25 bottle of wine. This is the Boscarelli Rosso di Multipulciano, just the region. So basically, this is like a red from Multipulciano. Sangiovese is one of the grapes you'll find in Chianti. So it's one of the components of Chianti, which is also in this region of Italy. So there you go. It's good, tasty. Exactly. A little bit about this movie, a little background. So this was released September 19th, 1984, coming up on 39 years ago. Grossing $90 million against an $18 million budget, nominated for 11 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. F. Maria Abraham, who won Best Actor. He was competing against Tom Hulce, who was, it's the last time in recent memory that both two actors from the same movie were nominated for Best Actor together. Last time I heard Tom Hulce's name. Or my favorite, Pinto. Yes. Yeah. Only thing I can think of that he turned up in after this was Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Disney. He was the Hunchback. He's typecast. Exactly. So this was written by Peter Schaffer, who adapts his own stage play. He would also win the Academy Award. Mark Hamill was in the front running to play Mozart in this movie. I actually read that. But was not cast because the director felt he would be too recognizable as Luke Skywalker and he would be a distraction. Kenneth Branagh was also in the running for, but the director preferred American actors for the lead roles. He wanted to keep it for an American cast. They were like, you know what this German really needs? An American. Yes. Good, solid Midwestern accents. Let me do this some good. But yeah, this is a, it's a quasi biopic. It has the feel of a biopic, but it is not historically accurate. This is a fictional fictionalized version of Mozart's life. Okay. Basically Mozart's death was so shrouded in mystery that basically people like don't know what happened to him. And so this is like the, the play kind of imagines what might have happened. So it creates a rivalry between Mozart and Salieri. I mean, this is my head cannon though. Yes. This is what happened. Yes. Well, this is the only reason what people know Salieri's name and they, and when you say Salieri, they're like, oh, it's an archenemy or you're jealous. It's now, yeah, it's a trope of like the jealous, treacherous, mediocre person who's jealous of what he can't have. And so, and so basically, you know, Mozart died at 36. He's very young and no, they didn't have a good understanding of medicine. Obviously nobody really knows what happened to him. It's been everything from like some kind of mystery to poisoning like, you know, some kind of virus that, you know, they didn't ever identify it. It just kind of happened quickly and nobody knows. He just kind of ended up dead. That's what we now know is the day the music died. Yeah. That's before even Ritchie Valens was born. Who? Exactly. So basically this movie imagines that Salieri was the jealous, mediocre, you know, very ambitious, but underachieving composer who was, you know, basically killed Mozart by having him compose the Requiem, which he ended up never finishing. So it's almost like an unrequited love for Salieri. Yeah. You know, because he's so passionate about music and he's like, this gripped me from the day that I heard music. It's all I ever wanted to do, but I'm so bad at it. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, he's almost like an Ed Wood. So mid. Yes. Yeah. He's not terrible, but he's passionate and it's like, he loves Mozart's composing. He's just so insanely jealous of it. He could only become the court composer for a court where the King had terrible taste. Yeah. And it's like, to me, it's that thing about how you can only rise as far your ceiling is how far your talent can take you. It's like, you can work hard, but that will only take you to a certain point. It's like Mozart, which is blessed by almost like supernatural talent that came to music. I mean, he was a prodigy. He had just a natural ear, but that was like one, you know, one of the most talented musicians who ever lived. And it's like, you know, he was given, you know, automatically what Salieri prayed for and would never even got close to it. It's like Good Will Hunting. Yeah. Yeah. Oh yeah. You know, anybody else think that Salieri, like after watching it and I watched the director's cut, I'm like, Salieri should have been like a fucking Baker. Cause he's always like offering people food and they're like, Oh my God, what's this? It's cream cheese, cream cheese with spun sugar. And this, once you have these nipples of Venus, you know how they make it, they do this and this and this fucking cheesecake cheesecake. It was like, dude, just pivot. Just be a fucking Baker. Yeah. The Baker. I mean, you got that. He was definitely in the wrong trade. Yeah. You know? Well, not that he sucked at it. He just wasn't as baller. Nipples of Venus would be a great band. Yes. And it's like, he punished himself with chastity and all these other things. I mean, it's like he put himself through punishment to achieve his goal because he just immediately attributed all his success to God. And he was like, this is what you want. You want me to be celibate? I'll do it for you, buddy. And then renounced God. But once he truly saw like Mozart's was the marriage of Figaro, I think is where he chucked his cross into the fire. Now, see, that was cooler when Gary Oldman did it and then became a vampire. Yeah. Salieri does the same thing. He should get some vampire powers. Yeah. Can you imagine like the devil comes and it's just like Salieri. I will make you a great composer. That would have been a great movie. Yeah. That would be a great alternative fiction for this is like the devil comes along and Charlie Daniels style makes a deal with Salieri and says, you know, you can, you can have it all, but played by Nick Cage. Salieri gets to fuck all he wants, you know, would have been a different film. Yeah. Yeah. Could have all the nipples of Venus. Vamp dick. Yeah.
A highlight from PROVE THEM WRONG - Andrew Tate Motivational Speech
"Fakery, dishonesty, and treachery is always going to be despised and disgusting to men, and also by extension, women. I'll give you an example, the reason Harry and Meghan argue all the time, the reason Meghan hates Harry, and you could sit them down in front of a thousand therapists and they'll never be told the truth, but Andrew Tate, the top G, top striker, number one most compenuous, intelligent person on the planet knows the truth, because I understand human interaction absolutely and utterly, and I'll tell you why Meghan can't stand Harry. Because Harry sold his family out for money, and Meghan told him to do it, and he still did it, and although she instructed him to, she is still disgusted by seeing a man commit treachery, high treason on the royal family. A woman will sit there and go, I told you to betray your family, and you listened, but now you're a snake, how can I trust and love a snake? How can you want to build a family with that man? How can you want to spend the rest of your life with a snake, with a traitor? Never. So by complying, by giving her what she thought she wanted, and what he thought she wanted, he destroyed his own self -image in her eyes, and she will never respect it. Humans hate treachery, and that's why it's so important, if you want to be charismatic, like I said earlier, you need to have honor, doing what's right because it's your duty, you need to honor your word, you need to be reliable, dependable, and loyal, and never stab anybody in the back, because no matter how smart you do it, no matter how much money you make for doing it, no matter how smart you are, thinking you'll never get caught, it's like a stench that will follow you, and I guarantee if any of you come up to me on the street and say, hey, Top G, can I get a picture, et cetera, if you've ever sold your soul, or betrayed your brother, or betrayed a man you knew for some pussy, or talked to your friend, your best friend's girl, or tried to fuck your friend's ex, or any of this dumb shit, I will smell it on you, I will instantly be able to tell you are a worm, because I have those levels of detection, and so do most humans, do not betray people, it is never worth it in the end, but if you're a traitor, look at the movie 300, why do they lose? That traitor, no one respects traitors, and like you said, you made a fantastic point, in every single civilization since the dawn of time, the most heinous and disgusting torture methods and punishments were always for traitors. So all you could do today is to expel them absolutely and utterly from your life. You cannot expel them from the world anymore, because we live in a civilized society, but you need to have absolutely zero interaction with anyone who's ever betrayed you, even for a little bit, if someone steals a hundred dollars from you once, it doesn't matter. The least attractive female to me on the planet is the ex of my friend. I don't care how gorgeous she was, and my friends have gorgeous girlfriends, and I don't care how beautiful she is, and I don't care how nice she is, and I don't care how badly she wants me, you've been with one of my friends, or somebody I know, I can't explain how unattractive you are to me, because my soul, yeah you're dead to me, my soul is not worth selling for some sex, I refuse to do, I will not be a coward or a traitor, just to get my dick wet, that's not who I am, and the fact that so many out here even contemplate that is disgusting, and also another thing that's very important, if you're hanging around with snakes, you're probably a snake yourself, because if you weren't a snake yourself, you'd have high value friends, and the reason you can't have high value friends is because they can smell your snakes, you end up having to hang around with snakes, if you become a better man, and you stop putting anything above your honor, above your creed, above your respect to your ancestors and to your last name, you're gonna have friends that do the exact same thing, I'll tell you something now, me and my boys, the war room, Tristan, my friends, I could leave my girlfriend in a prison cell with them for 20 years, nothing will happen, I would bet my life on it, because I bet my life on it, because that's how we operate, we operate on our first, and most of you men don't have that out there, and then you wonder why women look at you and think you're a little bitch, and then you sit there and complain about women as a whole and say women are disrespectful, well I'll be honest with you, most of you deserve absolute disrespect, if you were a better man, if you were the man you were supposed to be, they wouldn't be disrespecting you, you built yourself into a fucking coward, you're hanging around with a bunch of snakes, you are a snake, and you wonder why women don't have anything to do with you, you deserve it, absolutely it's life or death, and you need certainty, and a lot of certainty comes from one, testing your circle, and God will give you those chances to test your circle, but also being certain within yourself, because if you're truly certain within yourself, you don't have the ability to detect whether other people are certainly about it, unless you are certainly about it, takes one to know one, real recognizes real, when you're truly a G, you can spot if somebody is truly a G, if you're faking it, you're gonna fall for people who fake it, and that's why it's so important, another thing I wanna say is that real men are not brutes, we are not cavemen, this idea, I see a lot of people online talking like cavemen, talking like brutes, and what they're trying to do, is they're masking any kindness they have, and they're afraid to be soft, they think they have to talk like rude cavemen to people, because they don't have any genuine bravery, and what they're trying to do is make up for bravery, if you are a brave man, and men know you are brave, and you've done brave things, and women know you are brave, and they know that if you're afraid you will act anyway and do the right thing you're supposed to do to honor your ancestors and honor your bloodline, if they know that even if you are afraid you will still make the brave choice, and live with honor, then you don't have to be a caveman to women, you can be the nicest man on earth, you and I are extremely polite, extremely kind, and nobody thinks we're a bitch, to everybody, especially to females, we're extremely nice, and extremely kind, and nobody thinks we're punks, and nobody thinks we're a bitch, because they know that we are brave, if you've done genuinely brave things, you then get to go through the world and be an extremely nice person, and nobody will take you for granted, you're seeing a home saying nice guy finishes last, if you're nice to people they take you for granted, because you've never done anything brave, if you do genuinely brave things, and you live a genuinely honorable brave life, you get to be nice to everybody, and they are nice to you back, and all of a sudden you seem to have very nice relationships, and a very nice reality, we are very nice to every female we ever speak to, and they are all nice to us, I thought women were broken, if I meet a woman in Miami, I meet a woman in Mauritius, I meet a woman anywhere on the planet, you can name it, doesn't matter, they're all nice to me, and I am nice to them, if women are so broken, how come every female I ever interact with is exceptionally nice, you are broken, you are broken as men, women are not broken, you are broken, and women are waking up looking around at the men around them saying, why should I treat any of these men with respect, they're all cowards, they're all liars, the ones who want to come across as high value are nothing more than big mouths, they're sitting there running their mouth with no genuine capability, insulting people, belittling people, being rude, and they think that makes them high value, what have they done that genuinely makes them brave, what honor do they display, how do they make their ancestors proud of them, how do they show God they are the best possible versions of themselves, they don't do any of those things and they're sitting here telling me that women are broken and I should be submissive to him, why would I be submissive to an idiot like that, it's not women, it's completely and utterly your fault, lots of men think they need to be little women to assert their manhood, and that's not the truth, you never need to belittle a woman to assert your manhood, if I meet a woman, a brand new woman, and I end up in love with her, she's gonna get flowers, she's gonna fly on private jets, she's gonna be in five star hotels, she's gonna be driving around in a Bugatti, she's gonna be living the best possible life, I'm not gonna belittle her, I'm not gonna insult her, I'm not gonna call her names, I'm not gonna try to make her feel bad about herself, but you know who will? People on the internet, people on the internet, because they know deep down they're insecure and they have no real world achievements, I don't have to do those things, I can be the nicest man in the world, and if she doesn't treat me with the respect I deserve, then of course, all of those things will end, but she will be naturally inclined to treat me with the respect I deserve, because she knows that I am nice by choice, that I'm an extremely brave and capable man, and she feels genuine respect from me in her heart, and it's that genuine feeling which can't be replicated. A lot of people I see are also talking like women are the enemy. Women are not your enemy. They're the best thing about life. They're the best thing about life. They can give you children. There's nothing better than having a woman who is truly in love with you, who truly cares about you. When you're sick, you don't want your boys, you want a woman. Yes. There's nothing better than waking up with a woman who would do anything for you, there's nothing better than walking around the house and catching a woman just staring at you just because you're built like fucking Hercules. Trust me, I'll tell you, there's nothing better about it. Women are not your enemy. The idea of never having a woman who adores you and never having children raised in a household with a woman who is feminine and a man who is masculine is your enemy. You should be afraid of never having a future of a wife who truly loves you and never having children who truly respect you and never being capable enough to know that you have security within your relationship. And that is your enemy. And that's not women.
Monitor Show 13:00 08-22-2023 13:00
"What the workers said the matter said customer support jobs were most affected by the job cuts again dicks DKS is your ticker. It is off 24 .3 % today the stock trades at hundred eleven dollars thirty cents a share so a big move in that name S &P 500 today Off about one tenth of one percent and as that up one that one tenth of one percent as well Sound on with Joe Matthew that starts right now Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg radio Now from our nation's capital this is Bloomberg Sound On Senate and House Republicans have as many differences on spending almost as House Republicans and House Democrats when a wildfire pushes through a Community like behind a lot of the infrastructure is just totally gone Bloomberg Sound On Policy and perspective from DC's top names. Well, the GOP may hate Joe Biden They don't hate him enough to interrupt this economic growth in Georgia.
Monitor Show 07:00 08-22-2023 07:00
"On Wall Street, stay with us, Bloomberg's surveillance of Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is not an end of bull market run, this is just a correction. One thing that really stands out is how kind of rational or orderly a lot of the elements of this all up is. I think we are in a situation where we are seeing pressure on many central banks. The Fed is going to cut rates next year, that's what the equity market wants to hear in order to have a sustainable move higher. The Fed will back off if inflation comes down. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz. This has not been a quiet August at all, live from New York City this morning. Good morning, good morning. For our audience worldwide, this is Bloomberg Surveillance on TV and radio alongside Lisa Abramowitz, I'm Jonathan Farrow. Snapping a four -day losing streak on the S &P 500 in yesterday's session and adding just a little bit more weight to the S &P 500. Equity is up here by 0 .5%. There have been many surprises for 2023. The US economy has been one, upside surprise after upside surprise. Consumer very discretionary much in focus with the airlines and the cruise operators. Bramo retail in focus this morning all over again. We've been getting a slew of earnings, whether it's Macy's, whether it's Lowe's, Dick's Sporting Goods, and we will work through all of them. But the highlight really is resilience and we keep seeing that despite some concerns. We've seen that in the shares so far year to date. People continue to spend and that has been the story. This sets up the conversation for us pretty well with Chairman Powell on Friday. That speech 1005 Eastern Time at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the annual Fed get -together. I'm sure you're all familiar with it.
A highlight from Season Finale #12
"And really America's the bad guy. But who knows? I personally believe that a lot of the Nazis, they got into very, very powerful places in government right? And slowly over time instilled people, certain people with their ideologies all around the world. So Britain, Russia, America, Germany. And that is how certain things, that's how certain types of groups formed. You there? Do you think America will split? Yo, what's up? Not much. I didn't think you would get in. Oh, yeah, no. Yeah, I had to do a couple things too. You know, today, I'm not going to lie. Today was pretty much not my day. But you know, it is what it is. When's our day? Let's talk about how we can be compressed and how we can take over the White House. All right. I'm going to show for once. I'm going to be specifically careful what I say. Because I'm not going to lie, there's still things I want to do before we make this happen. I know. In life. I know. Be careful what you say. We all have plans. Yeah. I have plans to build a bloody monopoly. I'll just say that. I'm kidding, of course. But anyway, so you said something about taking over the White House? I mean, by running in 2040. I mean, taking over by running. Yeah, no. I think we need to run for government. I think we can do a lot more better things. We can basically help the country to an extent more than what Biden can do. But I'm not going into it that I've asked. I have no power. I don't have no power. The President has more power than you when he makes on. But yeah, let's dive in. Anything you want to say, Eric? All right. What happened? Anything you want to say? Nah. Nah. Not at this moment. Not at, like, right now. I can't really think of anything right now. Just one more time. Who do you think will win 24? At this point, I'm thinking Trump will win. Do you hope? Yeah. Yeah, no. Yeah, I wasn't saying that in like a negative. Oh, Trump's going to win. Like, yeah. I would hope. But... The ideological crazy left seeing how bent on fucking getting this guy arrested. Even if he's done fucking nothing wrong. If you're going after him, you need to go after Biden. There's evidence... They're not going to go after him. Eric, there's a partly document saying that he apparently had a secret email. Really? Called Peter something. Peter, right? Why is he called Peter? Why is he called himself Peter? I think it was Howson or something like that. Do you remember the photo where it said, you know, Peter? Yeah, yeah. Peter. Wow. I wonder what he had on that email. My suspicion was he probably was doing certain type of deals with people. So that was probably the email that he probably used to talk to his son about certain deals with China, Romania, Ukraine, Russia. He did deals with a lot of people. Was this when he wasn't... This is when he was vice VP. Oh, VP. Okay. And for God knows, this could be when he was president as well. For all we know. Apparently Obama has a brother. Does he? I mean, I saw it on Illuminati, but he said his brother said he sold his soul. He sold his soul pretty much, which he did. But, you know, it is what it is. I'm pretty sure everybody that is in Hollywood... I'm pretty sure we would have to sell our souls. We really want to get off their power. Yeah, we would. But I'm not sure I really want to do that. Yeah. Yeah. We would definitely have to do that. I'm going to shoot the Pope sold his soul. Clearly he was almost trying to suck the dick of the Rothschilds. And the Rockefellers. It's unfortunate. But now we know who he battles down to. He was kissing the ass of world leaders and they were just getting very fancy with those guys. Okay. Do you think at one point his intentions were genuine and they got something on him and now he's doing that? Yep. They probably got dirt on everyone. The ones that watch him. I've realized long and long ago that every agency, every thing, they don't work for the people. They work for the deep state. They work for the people that actually control the world. They keep us in line. We've got to watch what we say because let's be real here. Some bastard will take out contacts and probably we could get raided. We'd put past them. I think we could do some very good things in the White House and I think we'd make a very good team. I think we could make some positive changes alike. So let's run through some bills we want to do. Number one, we want to investigate. We don't want to invest that way. We want to prosecute big pharma for COVID. We want to prosecute them for literally doing zero trials on COVID, tests on COVID. We want to prosecute them on literally drugging the entire population of America. We want to basically, we want to go after these companies to make healthier foods and have less carbohydrates, certain things in it. In the food that basically puts so much chemicals in food and makes people fat in America. Yeah, and it makes men grow and it makes men get titties and lose testosterone too. It wouldn't surprise me. Number three, we would like to reaffirm the constitution and make it and basically undo any of the bullshit that is going to get pushed through by the Joker administration. Number three, Walter, how are we going to lower the debt of this country? I don't, I'll be honest, it would take... Yeah, it's impossible. We would objectively have to restart the whole thing. It is what it is. I mean, we could try and pay it back, but it would take... So what would happen in that aspect? Would everybody lose their money and would everybody lose their shares? We would probably try and put it in a way where people don't lose their money. We would just say like, you know, look, you know, you can't use your money. You can't use your money for a couple of days or a week. We'll try and make it a week. What if we backed it by a... Actually, no. We would tell them to take out a good amount of money that you can live off of. Take out most of your money. Basically take out all of your money. We're going to back it. What if we backed it by something else? What if we backed it by Bitcoin? Yeah, that's a great idea actually. Back the currency by Bitcoin and basically for everyone... Basically one dollar is backed by one Bitcoin. So for every one Bitcoin and basically the money would stay on the ledger, right? So basically it could be backed by Bitcoin or we basically make a hash or we basically make another version of it or we basically make a separate version. That basically follows Bitcoin, right? But it's not 100 % backed by it but it's 80 % to 90 % backed by it and it's also backed by movie reserves of maybe like silver or gold.
A highlight from James Lindsay
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A highlight from The Chopping Block: How Wintermute Avoids Zombie Exchanges, Bases Early Success, Bank Fraud in the AI Era - Ep. 532
"Not a dividend. It's a tale of two quants. Now your losses are on someone else's balance sheet. Generally speaking, aircrafts are kind of pointless anyways. I'm into trading firms who are very involved. I like that ETH is the ultimate pump. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello everybody, welcome to The Chopping Block. Every couple of weeks, the four of us get together and give the industry insider's perspective on the crypto topics of the day. So first up, we've got Robert, crypto connoisseur and Czar of Superstate, then we've got Tarun, the GigaBrain and Grand Poobah at Conlit. And today we've got a repeat guest, Evgeny, the markets maven at Wintermute Trading. And then you've got myself, I've received the head hype man at Dragonfly. So we are early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice. Please see ChoppingBlock .xyz for more disclosures. Evgeny, it's good to have you back, sir. We were just chatting backstage about the fact that if you're in the market making world, in the token trading world, as you guys are at Wintermute, what's notable right now is that it is one of the slowest times ever in the last, basically like the last three to four years of crypto. How is that on the side of a trading firm? Because we see it from the venture side. What is it like on the trading side? Pretty similar. I guess it's like 2019 basically, more or less. We haven't seen those volumes since like early 2020 in general. It's very slow, especially in sport. It's a bit more busy in derivatives, but just primarily people are gambling a bit more. But yeah, it's ultimately pretty, pretty boring. And so I think that's what kind of drives all this like very short attention span for people involved in crypto, all this like new scams once a week that pop up. Yeah. It's all like people are just bored and trying to come up with stuff to do, which I can cover. There were news articles this week about a token that is a meme coin called Harry Potter, Sonic, Obama. I forget. Ten, ten. That's right. Doing a lot of work there. Can't remember. Forget the ten. I was just reading about this. Apparently it is a meme coin inspired by a backpack that was found like a sort of bootlegged backpack that was using a lot of unlicensed images from different American icons. So like Obama and Harry Potter and all this other stuff, and Sonic, the Sonic, which is weirdly kind of inverted colors, kind of trippy Sonic. And this has just developed this cult following. And the, the, the ticker for the token is actually Bitcoin. So it is B I T C O I N is the ticker for this coin. And right now it's like $150 million market cap. I guess the people, the people are bored. So Evgeny, when you're at a trading firm and it's boring, do you guys just like start trading meme coins? Like what do you, what do you do when there's not that much to do? It's mostly building stuff that we didn't have time to build during the bull market pretty much. Like it's kind of, it's very similar to how it works in Dread Fight to be honest. It's like you have slow days and well, slow periods, bull markets, bear markets, like the same, same kind of cycles. They're just like longer usually. And during the slow markets, like I know in 2009, you would just build stuff. You work on better algos, you work on better software, better hardware, better everything. What's the most interesting thing that you've built during the slow patch? I would say our DeFi stack improved considerably. I think that's something, I think that's the coolest thing we built so far. And yeah, I think that's, that's probably the main thing. Yeah. And then on more on the, like in general, like we've been much more active on OTC side of things as well. So we built, but it's not really built in algos. It's more like building stuff in the background, on the back office side, on legal side, compliance side, just being ready. So without leaking too much alpha, how do you interact with DeFi as an organization like yours? I mean, we've been trading on DeFi since 2019, so it's all the usual stuff. Like we've been supporting DYDX since the onset and all its incarnations and we're going to be there for the V4. We've been ARB in AMMs pretty much since DeFi summer. We are very bullish on RFQ platforms in general, so we've been providing liquidity there as well. So it's, yeah, whatever we can be, we can apply ourselves. And especially the Ethereum stack, it's, it's really interesting, like post -merge results like, yeah, basically building the whole vertical effectively, not just ARB, but also block building and like everything, pretty much it's, it became quite complex. Like you have to do much more advanced things compared to like two, three years ago. Interesting. So actually this, this reminds me that back last year you were talking about building your DeFi stack. Last year, there were a couple of very, very high profile snafus that took place at winter mute about your guys' DeFi infrastructure and key management. And I remember on the show, Tarun talked a lot of shit toward winter mute. And I feel like that, yeah, I remember, I'm sure you remember that as well. And I feel like now that we have you on the show, it feels like a good time to, to address the underlying tension that, that might be sitting there between you and Tarun. Anything that you want to say on Tarun now that you're here? On Tarun. Yeah. Yeah. Like I know, look, it's, it's more, more like, well, let's put it like this, I don't know. During its history, winter met traced, I know 28, 29 million overall in external funding ever. They're currently sitting at about 450 plus million of equity. So we've been having a pretty impressive growth overall over the last three years. We made a lot of mistakes. We generally like, well, we generally own those mistakes. We are much more public about those mistakes in general. We very much like to learn from it. From them, we build things better. So like I would, you five stack and whatever, whatever not. And great thing about running a crop shop as opposite to fund is you basically, yeah, you own your mistakes in a very personal way. Like nobody else suffers, but you, unless you go bankrupt, which we didn't ultimately hack socks like all this, basically the defy snuffles, whatever you call it, suck FTX socks. But ultimately we owned it, we learned from it, we built from it. And ultimately like only people who paid from it were the interview shareholders who are still doing quite well, despite everything. So that's also kind of fine. And yeah, is there a gas to that particular episode? Some people chose to be nice about it. Some people chose to be dicks about it. And I made a notice about the letterbox and let's leave it at that. Very classy response to ruin. What what's your response here? I think I was more angry last year. Also just like there were a lot of, I think, especially around the time of FTX, we saw a lot more kind of like, let's say bad things that happened. So I get that it's hard to do these things. At the same time, I do still stand by my claim that culturally trading firms are usually very bad at OPSEC and security. And that's why on the block building side, if you look at the top block builders and what I was talking about, a lot of them came from being formal verification people and actually not trading. Like if you look at the top two block builders. So I would say that we are we are one of the top two block builders. I mean, it depends how you measure them. Yeah, I would say your your main competitor, however, is much more comes from a different background. Let's put it that way. I still kind of think that ends up being true. And I think it's good that, hey, look, if the institution learns to fix their mistakes, especially if they're forced to, then that's always a good thing. I don't know. I don't know what you want me to say, Hasid. You're just like looking at your... There's nothing in particular I wanted you to say. You're giving me this like menacing look, like I'm waiting. Menacing? I'm not. I'm not menacing. I just thought, hey, you know, we had some bad blood. We should air it out before we got on with the show. This is the under the bridge episode. The water is flowing. That's right. That's right. I just feel like you're also forgetting the time scale that that when that happened, I feel like after so much stuff happened. Nine months ago. Of course, of course, of course. Yeah. I mean, that was just like the beginning of the parade of horribles that took place in crypto. I feel like I took out maybe more anger because it was one of the earlier mishaps. Then now I'm where I'm kind of like, all right, well, it does what it does. No, that's fair. And look, in retrospect, the highest honor you can pay a trading firm is that they survived because of course, a lot of trading firms did not, especially ones that were as far down the risk curve as a winter mute. It's easy when you're on centralized exchanges just doing like very safe stuff, but when you're taking a lot of risk, yeah, you're going to mess up sometimes. And I think this is the exact point that I made when we were talking about this, the winter mute hacks that took place last year is that I have the utmost respect for firms that are internalizing the cost of that risk, right? When winter mute got hacked, nobody else paid that price other than winter mute. And that means that the markets are working and that there are a lot of situations last year where people lost other people's money and FTX being the big, gigantic principle example of that. But anytime that somebody loses their own money and they learn from it and they rebuild and build back better, I'm a fan. I think that's markets doing what they're supposed to do. So anyway. I am sorry for causing said beef, I guess. It was a different era. At that time, it was just like the security mistake. Tarun is softened. Tarun is softened. He's gotten older. He's gotten gentler. I mean, Gary was sending private keys for FTX in Gmail, like, all right, if we're comparing Google Sheets, you know, it's like after all the other security stuff, at this point, I There were just too many things after that. And now my head hurts just remembering how many of those things happened. So anyway, I will give a public apology for hopefully not being too much of a dick at that time. That's very, very, very hard. Not warranted. Feels very hard. I'm so tickled by this. I feel like it's a product both of you kind of getting older and cuddlier over time, but also to the fact that everything else, everything else in the bear market was so much more embarrassing than what took place at Winterview. So it's also partially lowering standards. Yeah, I think it's just like also being able to survive all the venues disappearing on you and like dealing with like, very, I got a lot of respect for that because like, think about how many times you had to move all your assets off the exchange in the last one year. Wait, let me ask a question. How many exchanges was Wintermute on that went under with Wintermute assets? Let's not presume. Let's ask. Just one really. I mean, that's like, no, they're not that many exchanges that went under. I mean, okay, like if you count liquid as part of FTX, like we didn't really have any sort of liquid anyway, but okay, like that's like more than one, but like my biggest challenge with current environment is like, I think there are a lot of zombies still out there, like on the exchanges side and we don't trade on a lot of them because we actually think that a lot of them are zombies. Can you elaborate which exchanges do you suspect to be zombies? I wish. Yeah, no, that's kind of the main zone. Which exchanges do you not trade on? We don't need any. Yeah. Which large exchanges, which exchanges of the top 10 do you not trade on? No comment on whether or not they're zombies. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's kind of like, it's open up in circles pretty much. Like us suspecting them being zombies and not trading on them. I mean, look, after what happened with FTX last year, I do feel like it's a bit of a public service to, you know, you can say, look, I don't know. I'm not confident. You know, Tavi Adam Tor, we don't have all the information, but here's where we're not trading. The hardest bit is you just like, I mean, I can say it and then I'm just make a lot of enemies for no good reason. And that's, that's basically the unfortunate truth of it, that we cannot name things that like they're just like too big to name things, unfortunately. When I can name things like when I can name bad actors, I do it pretty much always. But sometimes it's, you just don't know, okay, there is an exchange and it belongs to a guy and he's a shady guy, but I don't know, maybe he'll still be around in five years time, you know? Who knows? I see. There's one exchange in particular that belongs to a guy who may be around in five years. I see. I think I might know the exchange you're referring to. I mean, I don't just mean like pulling off money around say FTX. I also mean like every time there's like a scare and then there's a rush of liquidity all off this exchange because of a rumor and you as a market maker, you have to stop quoting. You have to like add all this extra logic for like pull from X when Y liquidity goes on. You know, I feel like it actually makes all your like exit trade logic a lot more annoying. I mean, yes, but you also kind of built for it. Like we had some like four or five fire drills with Binance, for example, over the last six months and yeah, we just learned to do it, to clean it up in a matter of hours, basically. So Binance is one that they do trade on. Yeah. I mean, you cannot, like as a trading family, you cannot not trade on Binance and you might as well just close shop. Like it's pointless. That's, that's where most of the liquidity is currently. Especially at a time when liquidity is so scarce in general. I believe if I remember correctly, there was also an article about you making an exchange. Oh yeah, I remember that. It's basically as mentioned as it will be an interesting idea to explore. So it's not like the same as making, which I still think it would be. It was like the front cover. It was a front cover of a magazine. This was not like, Oh, like the block wrote a tiny article. So I don't, you know, I wish it was a front cover. No, no, it is just like online cover or something. It was a big, it was a big article. I don't know. No, that's, that's what they chose to highlight out of all of it. I still think it's a really good time to build an exchange to be honest. Are you building an exchange? Not at the moment, simply because it just, it takes a lot of focus and I have a lot of other to things focus on primarily in the core business of Intramule. It's just, I cannot afford to lose this focus at the moment. Maybe in two, three months time, maybe, but like currently I just, I just don't have mental capacity and frankly like the team, like you need, you need to do like building an exchange is just such a massive undertaking that yeah, I just cannot like take it lightly if you ever do it. Hypothetically, if you were to build an exchange, what would be different about it? Versus existing incumbent exchanges. So I think like what's would be, I think this exchange, if you were to build an exchange, it would be much more similar to CMEs and to Binance Coinbase. Like I think it would be focused much more on the matching engine and basically like the central clearing part, basically stripping away all like KYC ML for retail people, stripping away, managing leverage, stripping away, like all the horrible things about trying the on centralized exchange in crypto and just making it much more CME like, and basically focusing on one hand and it's like, what does BF try to do with this FTX, like making this central clearing run a very efficient cross margin in a kind of like engine. And on the other hand, kind of like improve it on CME side, that will be basically running on the stable coins instead of fiat so that you can do settlement cycles faster. And if you couldn't do settlement cycles faster, you effectively can extend more leverage to the clearing members as a result. Have you considered hiring 20 kids, feeding them a bunch of speed and sending them to an island? Letting them. They could probably bank something. Yeah. Yeah. They probably built something with that. No, not really. Not in the cards. No, that's not like we, like one big change for us over the last year or so, we started and we started like slowly incubating those products inside of Intramule. Like we did Bebop, which was just our play on RFQ. Like well, you had Lawrence as a day who is building Wildcat. So we started like debiting into building products and like slowly moving into becoming product company. And basically what I learned is it's a very different gig. Like building a trading companies, especially if you just train the centralized exchanges, it's kind of straightforward. Like all you need is former traders. And then like, as it becomes more complex, you like gives them more support with back office operations and everything else. And like I have better developers and everything that does great, but ultimately, yeah. Product is very different because as a train company, you don't have customers. Like it's very easy. Right. You just need to build big algorithms or smart algorithms. As a product company, actually, it doesn't think about a lot more things. And that's what I'm kind of learning for myself. And the exchanges like ultimate, ultimate boss to conquer because there is just so much to build. Well, so speaking of product companies, let's get into the news of the week. So Coinbase has launched, of course, this product that's getting all this attention now, which is Base, their L2. Now Base, I think last week we talked about how Base had a developer mode that was initially getting some traction, getting some meme coins and rug bulls and all sorts of crypto chicanery. But finally, this week, I believe as of August 9th, Base finally launched their main net, basically meaning that now there's a nice little interface and you can jump across the bridge and start playing around on top of Base. A bunch of protocols have been deployed there. So Compound, Uniswap, Ave, a lot of the big protocols are now living on Base. The Base numbers actually look pretty strong. So the TVL on Base is about 230 million as of right now, which makes it the number five L2 TVL by behind DIDX and then DIDX behind zkSync. Their daily active users seem to be, or daily active addresses, I should say, seem to be around 100K. They were growing quite a bit and now it seems like they've mostly stabilized, although who knows, there obviously could be a surge of activity. But as of right now, it doesn't seem like it's going vertical from there. The transactions per second is around seven. Now that's not like peak throughput, that's like the sustained throughput that it has over the course of the day, which is, again, it's pretty high. If there was a while, actually, I think yesterday, it was actually higher than both Arbitrum One and Optimism Mainnet, but now it's kind of gotten back in line with the two of them. So it looks like the activity is pretty strong on Base. It's not crazy, it's not quite Binance Smart Chain levels, but it's doing quite well. It seems a lot of the activity on top of Base is meme coins, lots of farming, lots of kind of degenerate excitement. That seems to be the name of the day. I don't know what you guys have been seeing on your feeds or if you guys have been playing around in some of the applications on top of Base, but what's your guys' take on what's happening in this new ecosystem? Well, I will preface by saying that I have not used Base yet. I'm embarrassed to say I've created zero transactions on Base, we've produced assets, we've done anything, so I can only look from the outside. But to me, I think it's like pretty bullish in that a couple hundred million dollars, it takes a lot of L2s a long time to get any tracker at all, and I think people are sort of preemptively migrating to Base on the expectation that Coinbase will make it successful and attract developers and attract a lot of new applications and use cases and integration with Coinbase the Exchange in novel ways that I don't think have been thought through yet. And so I think this is demonstrating that the brand that Coinbase has built alone is like selling the dream for a lot of users. And if this was like a product of a random developer team, I don't think you would see any similar activity or usage. Tarun, what's your take? Yeah, I mean, I think it's sort of a similar type of thing. I think it has a lot more integrations. I only sent one or two transactions, so I can only say that much. The wallet experience is a lot better, at least if you're using Coinbase Wallet, for instance. I think the interesting thing has actually been the kind of cognoscenti pushback against Base in that if you are trolling around Twitter, you'll see a lot of people complaining about the lack of fraud proofs. And you can see all the other L2s kind of like really collaborating on their dunking of this. That's true for every OP stack, none of the OP stack. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But I think Base took a lot of TVL from other L2s. So there, this is a response to that. It's very interesting to watch the social layer in crypto like flip like that, because I feel like in normal trading, there's not usually that much benefit to kind of like having these very public, collusive events. Like every other L2 seems to be on board of the no -fault -proof OP stack thing. And you can kind of see some of the wars going on there. So I think that's kind of interesting. It will be interesting if Base actually really pushes everyone to finally finish their implementations. But I think in general, probably pretty good that people are going to get used to L2 experience. And a lot of people were tagging me on Twitter from something I said on the podcast a long time ago when Base was first announced, which was me reading someone else's tweet. So some people think I said this, which is that Base is BSC for white people. I think it's, it is definitively seems to be true now at this point. So the question, Tarunna, is we kind of have an idea of what Base is. Obviously it could continue to grow if something goes really viral. Has this overperformed or underperformed your expectations? One way I think it did overperform is that like most L2s right now have either focused on applications that are like games run as they're on L2 or new DeFi protocols that are more expensive or deploy existing protocol, right? Like by and large, that's like the majority of applications. But the interesting thing with Base is that it, because it kind of had this huge initial growth spurt, it was actually like a social app that kind of became very popular. And the social app, I think this is sort of the first time we've seen something like that in the bear market, right? Like in the bull market, you kind of saw things like this happen. So there is clearly a thing where developers feel much more incentivized to build certain types of applications on Base, as far as I can tell, versus, say, other chains that maybe have different trade -offs or different types of users, like the type of user who would go on Base tends to have that sort of characteristic. Now, it's obviously the early days of this type of stuff, but that's where it deviated from my expectation. I thought it would just be like like another L2, maybe have more stable coins on it because people are able to like move from Coinbase products to it more easily. But the fact that developers seem to have like are trying weirder experiments than they are on other L2s, and this is not to say that people aren't on other L2s. I think it's just that those experiments just aren't live or haven't gotten as much traction like that. That was sort of the most surprising thing to me. Evgeny, what struck you so far about the Base rollout? I mean, in general, I think it's a good saying that we have more L2s in the mix. I would be very cautious about the user numbers. Like it's very clearly not 100 ,000 users. Like I don't think it's even 10 % of that. Like it's I mean, it's like to me, it was one of the it's one of the most infuriating thing about DeFi is that nobody actually bothers to try to estimate what's the number of users we have. Like everyone knows BSE has the most of it and then Polygon is like second. But like how many it is actually nobody cares. Like everyone counts like wallets or transactions like all this like vanity stats, but nobody actually tries to estimate how many actual users do trade there.
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"Folks, in hour two, we have someone who will not give his real name. He calls himself Raw Egg Nationalist. Not making that up. Very fun conversation with him. But right now, we have the joy of another segment with Dick Morris. Dick, where do we go? The Deep State. We can talk about that. Yeah, well, I think that we have to understand that the tyranny we're seeing exposed, like a rock that's exposed on a ledge and no longer covered with soothing grass, but you see the rock. We're seeing here the tyranny of the Deep State, and it extends throughout our entire system. The tyranny of the Deep State means that we keep eating food sprayed with pesticides that kill us. It means that our cattle get injected with hormones, not to immunize them, but to make them fatter and cheaper, which makes antibodies increasingly ineffective. I didn't mean hormones. I meant antibodies. It means that big tech becomes an instrument of censorship, and that the marvelous means of communication that the internet created becomes a tool of totalitarian rule. It means that drug companies do not tell us the truth, and they lie to us massively, as they did during the COVID epidemic. Nobody told us that this vaccine would have a limited life, that you'd have to get more and more booster shots, and that with each booster shot, your chances of having adverse effects dramatically increased. And when they did tell us that the children couldn't get it, and there was basically disease of old people, and the correct approach would have been to take care of old people, but in some ways quarantine them and keep it out from the working population, they got shouted down, and they permitted our schools to close for two years, doing unimaginable damage to the education of our children. The deep state is a very real phenomenon that is ultimately taking over our country, and what you're watching here is not a partisan Democratic attempt to stop Trump from being elected. It's the efforts of the deep state to keep itself alive, and these are the lengths they're willing to go to. Well, they also know Trump is their worst enemy. He's their only real enemy, and he inadvertently exposed them because he triggered them into behaviors that made us all see that they were there and what they were doing, and so now he is alive to their evil and sees himself as a and so he really is everything that he's the only thing that stands between us and the total tyranny of the deep state on a kind of Chinese model. It's hard to imagine that we've arrived at this point in history. Yes, and when we look at the political disruption of the indictments, and there's I think the potential imprisonment, we're simply seeing the the fangs of the deep state no longer concealed.Well, that's about it, and I think we've both been saying that that's a good thing because there are many people who are waking up to what we're dealing with who had been asleep. I just want to close by saying God bless Donald Trump. I think he sent us to to weather this storm and to lead this fight. I believe he's divinely inspired. I believe that you know what the human being that I know of could have put up with this, could resist this, could stand this tall, and God equipped him for that by giving him a successful career in business and giving him that magnificent self-confidence and self-assurance that he takes into this. I second that. God bless Donald Trump. God bless America. Dick Morris, God bless you. Thank you for your time. Thank you, Eric. Hey everyone, this is Jordan Sekulow. You've spoken and we've heard you loud and clear. That's why this month we're doing something big. We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. We're redoubling our efforts to beat back the radical left's attack on your constitutional religious freedoms and to defend the sanctity of human life. Life and liberty are the cornerstones of our great nation, but they're to take a stand or risk losing them forever. This is not just a call to fund our legal battles. This is your moment to get in the fight. Just as before, every tax deductible gift will be doubled dollar for dollar through the ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive, giving you twice the impact to defend your freedoms and help us fight to literally save lives. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free.
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"And Trump is accused of attempting to overcome the verdict of the voters. In fact, what he was really doing was ascertaining the verdict of the voters by insisting on an accurate count and sending his own people down to do that. Well, there's little doubt in the world in which I live that that's the case. The question is, what do you think will happen? I actually had the privilege of being with the president about a week ago in Bedminster. And his spirits, this was following the third indictment, are just magnificent. I mean, I'm so impressed by his extraordinary happy warrior spirit. He's combative but joyful, upbeat, honest, feisty in the best way. I've used the Al Smith line that he's a happy warrior. Yeah, he is. What's going to happen is predictable and deplorable. He's going to be convicted in Georgia. He's going to be convicted in DC. He's probably going to be convicted in New York, New York probably without a serious criminal application. And in Georgia and in DC, he's going to face a all-Democrat jury that's going to convict him routinely. Then the judge will impose a gag order on him that he's not allowed to speak about the injustice. And Donald Trump is not obeying any bad gag order, particularly when he's running for president. And he will be held in contempt of court and he will be jailed. Now, if anybody but Dick Morris were saying this, I would be tempted not to believe it. But you're sitting here and you're telling me that you actually think that this will happen, that Donald Trump will be jailed? Yes. I think you have to see this entire process as a deliberate attempt to stack the election. No, there's no doubt about that, Dick. There's no doubt about that. First they steal it. Then if you complain about it, they indict you. Then they indict you in front of a Democratic jury. Then when you complain about that, they impose a gag order. Then when you violate that, they lock you, they say you're in contempt of court. And he will actually have to run for president of the United States from jail. You're going to see him addressing the country from jail. You're going to see him doing videos from prison. Do you think he knows this? Yes. He knows this? I think he does. I haven't said it explicitly to him, but I think he understands it. He understands that they will stop at nothing to defeat him. And he understands that his supporters will stop at nothing to elect him. This is very sobering. That's putting it mildly. This is deeply, deeply disturbing for anyone who loves America. You don't need to be pro-Trump to be sickened by the spectacle of a party that has thrown not just our traditions but our laws and our values away and is willing to go to these lengths. It's horrifying. I mean, if my side had done it, if Trump had done it to his political enemies, I would be speaking out against it. I would be so disgusted. We did during Nixon, where he did not the same thing, but he had his enemies list, he had IRS audits, he had all kinds of things. I mean, but that's kid's play compared to what we're talking about. It certainly is. Look, we have to realize the gravity and the magnitude of the threat we're facing. And for what? To get right to get abortion, to get racial equity, to get tougher gun controls? What is in that platform that's so damned important that they're willing to overthrow the governments of the United States? Well, I think that we all know that it has less to do with those things than it has to do with an addiction to power. They really don't believe in anything other than power. And so it's an atheistic, communistic version of reality. But in Biden's case, it's something else. It's a fear of going to prison himself.
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"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. It's the show featuring Go-Go the Chimp. Nothing like a chimp to liven up the radio show. Easy there. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. I planned to have as my guest today our friend Dick Morris, but I did not plan to have Dick Morris here following what happened yesterday. I'm very glad that after this fourth indictment of President Trump, I have someone that I trust to ask about it. Dick Morris, welcome. Help us make sense of what in the world is happening in the United States of America at this time. Well, we're really in danger of becoming a judocracy as opposed to a democracy, government run by judges. I would say the justice system, but it's not. It's individual judges working for the administration. Biden has decided he can't defeat Trump in the election, so he's going to defeat him in the courts. But first of all, do you even think that Biden is running? My theory would be that we have people behind the scenes in the Democratic Party who know that Trump is their worst nightmare, and they will do and are doing anything to stop him from running. Make no mistake. This is run by Joe Biden. He's not addled. I am surprised, honestly, to hear you say that. I would think that behind the scenes it's Obama, it's anybody but Biden. We need to change our image of Biden. He's mean, he's nasty, he's surly, and he's dictatorial. He knows and he desperately needs this job, not for the prestige but for the money. Biden's net worth when he entered the presidency, the year after he left the vice presidency, his net worth was $27,000. He never made any money. He served for 36 years in the Senate, was the poorest senator. Then when he became vice president, he made a little more. And then in 2017, when he left the vice presidency, he made a total killing. He made $15 million in one year. And God knows how much more that he didn't declare. And most of it was bribery. And he needs to continue that. He needs two things. He needs a continuous flow of bribes. And he also needs to do what the Chinese want, so they will cover it up for him and not turn him in. And I think that that's what you're looking at here. It's no surprise really. The issue is what will happen. I think the other point that's worth making here is that this indictment breaks entirely new grounds because what happened was that in 2018, Stacey Abrams ran for governor, Democrat. And she came very close to winning against Kemp. But there were a lot of votes that she claims were suppressed, blacks who couldn't vote. So she sued. And the litigation went on for two years. And finally, the state settled. And they came up with a consent decree. And the key thing in the consent decree was that they would not scrutinize signatures very thoroughly of people who were absentee or voting by mail. The statute required for two verifications. And they cut it back to one. And they sharply limited the grounds for where signature could be tossed out. And under those new rules, they conducted the election of 2020. And when Trump lost the state, he realized there was a fraud involved. And he sent investigators down to check it out, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and a bunch of others. And now they are all being indicted because they dared to question the results and to audit the results, really.
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"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. It's the show featuring Go -Go the Chimp. Nothing like a chimp to liven up the radio show. Easy there. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. I planned to have as my guest today our friend Dick Morris, but I did not plan to have Dick Morris here following what happened yesterday. I'm very glad that after this fourth indictment of President Trump, I have someone that I trust to ask about it. Dick Morris, welcome. Help us make sense of what in the world is happening in the United States of America at this time. Well, we're really in danger of becoming a judocracy as opposed to a democracy, government run by judges. I would say the justice system, but it's not. It's individual judges working for the administration. Biden has decided he can't defeat Trump in the election, so he's going to defeat him in the courts. But first of all, do you even think that Biden is running? My theory would be that we have people behind the scenes in the Democratic Party who Trump know that is their worst nightmare, and they will do and are doing anything to stop him from running. Make no mistake. This is run by Joe Biden. He's not addled. I am surprised, honestly, to hear you say that. I would think that behind the scenes it's Obama, it's anybody but Biden. We need to change our image of Biden. He's mean, he's nasty, he's surly, and he's dictatorial. He knows and he desperately needs this job, not for the prestige but for the money. Biden's net worth when he entered the presidency, the year after he left the vice presidency, his net worth was $27 ,000. He never made any money. He served for 36 years in the Senate, was the poorest senator. Then when he became vice president, he made a little more. And then in 2017, when he left the vice presidency, he made a total killing. He made $15 million in one year. And God knows how much more that he didn't declare. And most of it was bribery. And he needs to continue that. He needs two things. He needs a continuous flow of bribes. And he also needs to do what the Chinese want, so they will cover it up for him and not turn him in. And I think that that's what you're looking at here. It's no surprise really. The issue is what will happen. I think the other point that's worth making here is that this indictment breaks entirely new grounds because what happened was that in 2018, Stacey Abrams ran for governor, Democrat. And she came very close to winning against Kemp. But there were a lot of votes that she claims were suppressed, blacks who couldn't vote. So she sued. And the litigation went on for two years. And finally, the state settled. And they came up with a consent decree. And the key thing in the consent decree was that they would not scrutinize signatures very thoroughly of people who were absentee or voting by mail. The statute required for two verifications. And they cut it back to one. And they sharply limited the grounds for where signature could be tossed out. And under those new rules, they conducted the election of 2020. And when Trump lost the state, he realized there was a fraud involved. And he sent investigators down to check it out, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and a bunch of others. And now they are all being indicted because they dared to question the results and to audit the results, really.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/15/23
"Mary Amsterdam. A movie star. The Professor and Mary Ann. Somebody in the Nick Van Dyke cast a mic, I know, sorry. You know how Professor and Mary Ann got screwed in season one, right? What? Gilligan the skipper to a millionaire and his wife. A movie star and the rest, the rest. The Professor and Mary Ann. That was season two, the entire first season. There were only two people left and they could have fit them into the song, but the first season Gilligan's Island says, a movie star instead of the Professor and Mary Ann. So Russell Johnson, Don Wells, not even mentioned at the beginning, crazy. A hundred and fifty brain cells of mine have just died. That's right. How do you know that? Do you realize, if you want to talk about the master of useless knowledge, there it is. Oh, you got that right. Well, here's what's weird. So you and I have talked about how Dick Van Dyke has wound around our brain. The show debuted when you were like one. So I guess it's in syndication because I'm old enough that in its later incarnations, because it went 61 to 66, I remember watching late season stuff when I'm seven or eight, a member of that magnificent cast, one of the best casts ever, a member of that cast born 100 years ago today. And that would be the amazing Rosemary, Sally Rogers. It's a great documentary about her. Have you seen it? Yes. It's called Wait For Your Laugh. I love it. And guess who's not in it? Well, okay, well, hang on. I think she might have been because she died. Well, guess who wouldn't have been in it anyway? Dick Van Dyke himself is in it, who's still alive at 97. Carl Reiner is in it. Mary Tyler Moore. Okay, Mary Tyler Moore. I think it died before it came out. Rosemary and Mary Tyler Moore, Sally Rogers and Laura Petri did not get along. So the story goes, yeah, so the story goes. And just an amazing, and she started out as a child star in like the 30s. And there's a wonderful quote from her. She said, I had this deep voice, which you can remember from the Sally Rogers character. So I'm in these movies as a kid and people thought I was a 30 -year -old midget. There's that theory. Don't say that. You can't use that. First of all, don't say that word. Dwarf, dwarf, dwarf. Her quote, not mine. Her quote, not mine. All right, how about some headlines today because we've got some real stuff to talk about. Let's go. Big stuff, big breaking news. Let's take a stroll through the headlines. Hillary and Rachel Maddow crack up laughing over Trump's new bombshell indictment. Here's a headline. Georgia district attorney gives Trump until August 25th at noon to surrender. From Axios, case loaded with breathtaking ambition. Breaking news, Georgia judge rules cameras will be allowed in courtroom if Trump is indicted. You know, Mark, we love talking about cultural stuff and TV shows and Mary Tyler Moore and all that. I want to bring up an analogy of a movie I remembered when I was a kid that had a profound impact on me, The Exorcist. Do you remember the scene when the little girl who is possessed by the devil does something terrible and it's way over the top? I forget what it is she did. Oh, there are a couple of those. I know, she threw the priest out the window, something. But after she did it, she's sitting in the bed, the devil now is in this little girl's body. The evil cackle? The evil cackle and a look on her face like even I know I went too far. She's got a look and I remember that scene. I'm like, even the devil knows I went too far. Yeah, but you know what? I'm feeling that today because they've gone so far. This evil act of interfering with an election, a desperate attempt to stop Trump is so far. Mark, you know there are Democrats and people who hate Trump who know this is too much. You know they know it. They're listening to us. They do, Mark. They have to. Yes, there are some. What percentage of Democrats in America, it's a total gut check, what percentage of Democrats in America look at this and go, dude, I hate him, but this is crazy. We're going to get him elected and this is, or actually they probably know that, but I think your premise is even they know this is overreach. Even they know this is a sham. Even they know this is wrong. Read the indictment. Read the indictment and recognize that Fannie Willis has, and incidentally you saw of course the debacle, how they released accidentally the charges before the grand jury ended its meeting. They just couldn't wait. They just got it. They couldn't help it. They couldn't help themselves. I mean, this is like right out of a Hollywood movie. The state of Georgia, now let this sink in, has criminally indicted the former president of the United States for tweeting that people ought to turn on the TV and watch one American news. Yep. That's one of the charges. Another one is securing a meeting room in the state Capitol to coordinate the alternate set of electors that they would deploy if their claims prevailed. They didn't, so the alternate electors were for naught, but just renting that, securing that room was also a crime. Another one, they indicted the White House chief of staff for asking for a phone number. Pennsylvania, pretty excited. They also indicted the former GOP state chair for reserving a room, as you said. I mean, Mark, this is unbelievable. I mean, and I'm telling you that he's going to get elected. In fact, this one might have done it. This one might be enough to say, and you know what's awful? He'll be behind bars. They're going to convict him, Mark, and we've got to be ready for this. I heard Byron York give a terrible scenario this morning that ought to be a wakeup call to every American. Here's a scenario that could happen. He gets convicted. He gets incarcerated. He has to go to prison. Biden wins by a sliver like he did in 2020. After the election, the higher courts throw it all out and say it was bogus and it was wrong. Meaning he was in jail for naught. He was in jail falsely. Well, he lost the election based on it, Mark. That's the ultimate proof of election interference. This is something that Fannie doesn't care about. This is something that Rachel Maddow doesn't care about. You go ahead and live in a country where we're going to have to accept that a conviction that was then ruled completely improper and unconstitutional and wrong and politically motivated, but it's too late because by the time it gets to the higher courts, the election is over and Biden hangs on for a sliver of a victory. If that happens, Democrat America will be fine because they don't really particularly even care that necessarily much if Trump dies in jail. They'd love it. But what all they really want, all this is all about is taking him off the field, off the battlefield for this election so that he doesn't become president again. If they get that, they won't care at all if everything gets appealed successfully, don't you think? I mean, Mark, Democrat America may not care, but America should care and America is going to be broken. I'm telling you, this will break this country. We're already heading that way and I'm not trying to overstate this. Charlie Kirk tweeted something out that's so important. He says, here's an actual line from the Georgia indictment. Now listen, this is from the indictment. Act 22. This is a criminal act that Fannie Willis wants Trump to go to jail over. As read by the – here it is, quote, on or about the third day of December 2020, Donald John Trump caused to be tweeted from the Twitter account at Real Donald Trump, quote, Georgia hearings now on one American news network, amazing, unquote. This was an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.
A highlight from Richard Heart Could Face LIFE IN PRISON (The End Of HEX?)
"Any of you guys from the SEC are listening I hope you are I want you to know in the deepest Deepest parts of your heart that I've saved a lot more people from being wrecked than you have Because I did everything I could to prevent people from putting their money into BlockFi Did you I did everything I could to prevent people from putting their money into Celsius? Did you I did everything I could to put people in charge of their own keys and get them to? Have self custody. Did you do that? I called the top on the day. Did you? What have you done? So I break my balls to save people. I'm warning people about bad daps fake airdrops Showing people constantly every single hack that happens right I hand out free coins out the ying yang I created free coins give them to Bitcoin quarters now creating free coins giving them to aetherium and every single er c20 holder I'm the giving tree of crypto. I raised 27 million for charity You know what the SEC did the SEC? 50 Got paid million dollars. All right, so that is Richard heart and whatever he says there I'm not sure if it's gonna help him when it comes to this big case against the SEC and we're gonna talk about the SEC case and Richard heart and what it means we also going to Talk about Bitcoin and where we're at with Bitcoin. So yesterday when we were on the show we said that It was decision time and Bitcoin needed to either break up or break down It looks like we got our break down and we are at the same level exactly the level which Annie said when she was in The show yesterday. She said it's gonna be twenty eight thousand eight hundred a presto about I said Is it gonna go up or down from here? She said it's gonna go down and she's looking for the twenty eight thousand eight hundred But look not all is lost We have dropped one level which is the 50 the 50 ma the 50 the 50 day moving average We've dropped that level but we are here at Another critical level. So I want to show you this this level here if you take Let me make sure you zoom out first. Let me go on today on to the daily and if you take this trend over here And okay, let me just get off the screen So if you take this trend line over here, it is exactly what Garrett said in terms of the trend So we are let me just get that a bit more a bit neater my charts are my charting skills on the screen I'm not great but you can see that Bitcoin is now moving back towards this trend line over here and probably if you look at that the Next critical level is about the twenty eight thousand. So we are going to talk about that We're also going to talk about this Bitcoin dominance spikes It's not a big spike but Bitcoin dominance actually did start going up and the reason why Bitcoin dominance started going up is because If you look at the bubbles you can see that there are two things that are really weighing down crypto So the first thing is the hex and pulse story. You've got hex down 26 % you got pulse down 45 % But I'll show you something very cool here when you look at hex and pulse Is that if you go to the hourly you can see that they're starting to recover on the hourly So yes, it's been a bad day for hex and pulse but if you go down to a shorter time frame What you can see is that these tokens are actually starting to turn and this may be your indicator that it might actually be buy Time so one of the things we are we should talk about today is we should talk about whether this is the end For hex and pulse or whether we're gonna get some kind of recovery now Magat says that Maybe it's not the end and maybe there's gonna be some kind of recovery the other big sector that you can see is Benicha Ave compound synthetics all the The DeFi token specifically the big DeFi 1 .0 tokens that have a lot of traction They got hit and we're gonna talk about why they got hit Because it's all got to do with curve and the hack that happened on curve But ironically it's actually not the hacker that's pushing down the price The big issue is that what's going on here could be a huge a huge hit to crypto This could be something that takes the market down by 10 or 20 percent overnight if it happens So we got to talk about all of that then I've got to Admit that I was half right and half wrong. So I said that FTX 2 .0 would never ever start I said that never ever start the exchange again And I was half right when I said it because I said it in context of the fact that the exchange token is going to be worth nothing and it is gonna be worth nothing but I was wrong because it seems like the FTX exchange is gonna restart. It's gonna restart pretty soon and We're gonna talk about that today. So there's a lot to talk about today. It's a massive massive show We haven't had a big news show like this for a long long long time Let's go. Let's get this on the road I Mean it's been a rough 24 hours for old coins If you look at that the old coin market hasn't been great and you can see it in the dominance Going back up towards that 50 % remember we were on forty nine and a half and you can see it in the banter bubbles Where you can see that the the the old coins have been really really really hard hit We're gonna talk about each one of them and why they've been hard hit And whether or not this is the end or whether we can expect another leg down Let me tell you that there is a real risk of another big leg down in crypto If if this curve situation doesn't resolve itself, then we've got a very very very big problem We're gonna get the defy the defy protocols the big defy protocols with all the traction They are going to get destroyed. They are going to get crippled if this curve thing pans out So it's a pretty serious thing We did start covering it yesterday, but I think we're gonna speak about it today because it could actually affect your portfolio It's also an amazing amazing amazing opportunity and I'll show you what the opportunity is regarding the curve token So I do have a long positioning curve I was stopped out a little bit of my curve position overnight because the price dipped and I'll show you whether or not it's worth actually getting into a similar trade on curve and where you should get into into Similar trade on curve because there's a lot of money to be made here There is a fort if you know what you're doing. There's a fortune of money to be made here I Think that's what we're gonna be covering today. If you are new to channel subscribe to channel Give us some love help us get on shadow band. We shadow band again. We keep fighting each of these shadow bands We just cannot win the only way to get rid of them is if you give us smash the like button and if you comment and they know that We're producing good content Obviously only do it if you think we're producing good content, but of course you think we're producing good content Otherwise, why the hell are you taking are you taking hours out of your day to come and join us here? That doesn't really make sense. Also If you are not yet signed up for the Bible competition, we will be giving away iPhones on the show today Let's just have a look at our squad We have we have 1948 people in our squad Let's see what the number two squad or the number three squad. In fact, let's just see what the squad layout looks like Okay, let's just quickly see what the layout looks like Okay, my squad if I want to change squad don't you dare do this don't don't change squads we need you in our squad Okay, so we have 1948 the winning team. Wow, we're catching up to them that we've got 70 with 74 behind them We've been 200 behind in the whole time All you do there is a link underneath this video sign up with a crypto banter by but referral link and then sign up to Our team we are going to be giving away the full eight million dollars that we win if we win to the community We're not keeping anything for the host also today We're gonna be giving away two iPhones at the end of the show to two people that have signed up So if you're not already signed up sign up, I mean you basically get an opportunity to win 20 iPhones between 2 ,000 people That's one in every hundred people is gonna win an iPhone and we're gonna just keep giving away iPhone and iPhones until we bolster this squad Alright, let's get into the meat and potatoes of the show because I think there's a massive massive massive show to talk about today There's lots of news. We haven't had news like this for a long time It's actually one of those days where I actually really want to do a show because there's so much to talk about So I think we should probably skip the formalities and just get straight into the hex story because it is a big big big story and I think the big question is what is Richard Hart gonna do is Richard Hart actually going to fight the SEC? or is he just going to be do what everybody else did and Actually settle and I think that I have some insight today. I'm gonna build a story today I'm gonna show you why I think that Richard Hart may actually fight this till the very end I don't think he's gonna just take the the settlement I'm gonna show you why in a few seconds, but for those of you don't know what is going on I think you obviously know who Richard Hart is we showed him in the beginning in the beginning of the show. We also We also on the eve of the launch of the Richard Hart Okay, we are set for you Richard What do you want people to know about you I got a big dick this here is three point one million dollars watches I don't know as big as diamonds you don't I do is Richard Genius legendary arrogant bit of a narcissist the benevolent king quarter -million hate me hate me I'm farther than you'll ever be in your whole life. Who does this guy think he is? Whatever the governments have been doing it's not worked out You've never had worse interest rates. Your money has never been worth less. Everything is getting worse Only thing that's making it better is crypto currency. It's better than the dollar. It's better than gold. It's better money Crypto is money without governments and it is money without banks You're not gonna meet another product like this as long as you live. Yes, every scammer in the world is gonna say this is the trailer for the Richard Hart movie and I think on the eve of the The Richard Hart story the SEC comes out and they make an announcement that they are suing Richard Hart aka Richard Schuler His real name is Richard Schuler and three unincorporated entities that he controls hex pulse chain and pulse X with conducted Conducting unregistered offerings of crypto asset securities that raised more than a billion dollars in crypto assets from investors Hart called on investors to buy crypto asset securities in offerings that he failed to register with SEC He then this is where it gets tricky He then deferred those investors by spending some of their crypto assets on exorbitant luxury goods This action seeks to protect the investing public and hold hot accountable for his action So the SEC coming out with one of their we caught you announcements. This is the document. It's about 27 pages I read all 27 pages so that you don't need to read 27 pages I'll show you the points that are actually important the points that actually make sense So the first point that actually makes sense is what hearted was he raised 2 .3 million etherium from investors with 678 million dollars for the hex project back then it appears at 94 to 97 % of these each deposit saver were Recycling transactions directed by heart and other insiders which enabled heart or other insiders to gain control of a large number of hex tokens What that means is that he was taking the ETH that was deposited and he was recycling them to get more Tokens for himself and other insiders again. This is the allegations as per the SEC He says investors also invested more than 354 million by depositing their crypto assets to the pulse chain public wallet address in exchange for the promise of a future delivery of PLS tokens in connection with pulse X investors invested more than 676 million dollars by depositing their crypto assets to the pulse X Public address in exchange for the promise of future delivery of pulse X tokens They're going after him for hex for pulse and for pulse X now up until this point this whole thing is just a civil case between heart and the SEC for Potentially selling unregistered securities to this point. It's pretty simple straightforward and probably the same charges at every other ICO Founder is going to face now. Some of them will fight the the charges and something won't fight the charges That's just that's just what it is. But this is the point where it gets a little bit more tricky. So if you look at page 7 so it's point up to him Additionally heart and pulse chain defrauded investors by misappropriating at least 12 .1 million of pulse chain investor funds instead of using these funds to develop and market the pulse chain network or even fulfill hearts explicit statement that invested funds support freedom of speech heart and pulse chain used 12 .1 million dollars of investor funds for hearty for hearts personal hearty luxury luxury purchase Including a five hundred fifty five carat diamond the biggest black diamond in the world expensive watches and high -end automobiles now But I mean that was the lifestyle that that that heart was actually and we all saw this we saw the sports cars We saw the watches now. There's a big question here Is this misappropriation of investor funds on the one hand? He did tell everyone that they were sacrificing their money and if you sacrifice the money Well, then you're not actually an investor and if you're not an investor, well, then you don't have any rights that investors have so what the SEC is going after him for is they're making an assumption that a these tokens are securities and that be that he actually Misappropriated funds now again the term misappropriated funds means that Investors had expectations investors had expectations that the funds would be used for a certain purpose. These weren't investors. These are people that Sacrificed their money and probably that's gonna be hearts defense now I wonder if he actually got any legal opinions Before he actually did this and if he did get those legal opinions I wonder if he actually listened to his lawyers or whether he's eager got the better of him because it's all very well You know, sometimes you you get advice from your lawyers and as you end up making more and more money You start thinking that you're more and more invincible and if you Feel more invincible then you may stretch what your lawyers have told you and kind of justified it to yourself that it's okay to use These funds perhaps perhaps you can call this marketing Perhaps you can call this, you know part of the game to try and get people to sign up to the next community You know and you could say that this was what you did The other issue is that it seems like the SEC said that he is a US citizen, but he also The offers offering for sale of hex and hex tokens have not been registered with a commission and they were available to US investors and I think that that may actually be Another another issue that he has I'll show you I'll show you I think it's a point Page 11 so point page 11 hex hex conducted the worldwide offering with no restrictions on who could access hex and hex dot -com and he said that when hit websites and These transactions can be traced to at least 21 ,000 156 wallet addresses including addresses that belong to investors in the United States.
"dick" Discussed on Dick of the Week
"On the first Jordan this book has gambling. Hell okay. I gotta go. I gotta go. i'm busy busy. Citizens daphne's ironically weirdly enough seventies. Pick for us to read. Yup was store performance. What so yep. We did it gateway to historical romance chicken all those boxes. Perfect the perfect. Liz book out of fucking ten. I actually. I just rated it a five on good reads. I saw the first reviews. I want to give it a one star and like what the fuck. So i need to go back and read it because i'm like what how. How can you possibly give us a one star in. Must hate sex goods Or feminists or flute. Solos point poudrier. This have sexy six in it. all.
"dick" Discussed on Dick of the Week
"Green jacket isn't he makes a joke. Hope by new wardrobe even purple. He goes whatever you hunt was the sweetest limit. But i can't. You know honestly. The first book i read so many weeks ago. I can't remember because he really fucks up to. Oh he just lies about who he was we he the entire time about business for her There's another transgression. But the other one didn't matter to her it was that he lied about que- was to her because she's His for her their love connection was a place where she got to be herself. Unapologetically in midan. Yes it's gonna be your hit. It hits really soon and you know because you know right now. He's not who he says he has. Yeah and as they go on. So that's their big But you'll see how they overcome which is while these books because they do. These guys do terrible shit or like they really breach trusts like hard to see how they're going to get out of it and this one him giving up literally. The playing that is the most important and that he's the most proud of the thing that made her want to talk to him. The thing that made connect was so good. I loved it in and then okay. Where are we done with them. Nuts i wanna do something within this book. I love a lot also good and that is. There's another major casino owner donahue. Jack mulligan is another casino owner that when florence and clay how a splitting of ways initially because they have one splitting and then come back and then have the major splitting so where. She's like fun if you're not gonna teach me anymore. I'm going to find someone who will. and so. She goes to the other major casino owner in the town. Who is a bit more The browns house that that klay owns for very classy dudes. Kind of thing and and mulligan donna mulligan. Mulligan is like not so much. he's usually even more. Douglas like in. Clay is which is why. Yeah yeah fire. So she goes to him and asks him if if he will teach her. He's like you know what you absolutely fascinate me. And the fact that clay was teaching you and you left him makes me wanna teach them even more so yeah. Let's do this and so initially. You're like oh god. Is something weird. Like romance thing going to happen here but no not at all. They just like be fred each other. They're not they don't. They're not interested in each other that way at all. They're just buddies. They're good buddies and he didn't even on hard like their rose. They are brose and he lets her run around. Do whatever the fuck she wants. No matter what time of day she gets to dance with the dancers and like deal this shit my favorite thing. The whole thing though is he should like jack is like okay. You need to fucking talk to clay. She's like what he's like. He will not leave me alone. And i cannot have just hanging out at my casino anymore. Because he's freakin people out. And i don't like it jack. Jack is also very scary people across him..
"dick" Discussed on Dick of the Week
"Every night there is one particular family he burns to ruin however one that has escaped his grasps until now. She's societies darling. Florence green is no one's fool. She knows clayton maiden is using her to ruin her prestigious family and she's using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner than open a casino of her own. Just four women with revenge on his mind. Clay agrees mentor florence. However she soon proves a more adept and more learning than clay bargained for when his plans are threatened. Klay must decide. If he's willing to gamble his empire on love will will will will all right. Here's my fucking love about this. Are we talking.
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"That first and foremost i like a source at concurrent. It's tricky At thursday's mary tricky. There's this thing in improv. I forget what the forms called. But it's basically in an will do a scene and they'll be like a sound marker like you'll say like there's a overhead voice southerner hunterston and the new scene and you do the same sound and so you know it's close quarters and so you know that all these things are happening at the same time. Oh it's pretty tricky to do But i love seeing it in a book so much fun. It's actually kind of truth my series so again. Another thing that i came across it is like this is very similar. I'm trying to do the rich. Scroll poor guy. All that stuff The second book hold up. None of them are poor. They're just from lower. They consider themselves for they. All they all like the fucking richest men in new york. They're just not of what they high society treat themselves as if they are like tore you earn lower even when he was like. I have all the money. I can do it right. There's always he says i'll at because he's about followed up with i'm still not them Yeah until there's that that feeling of not them But yet so. I'll let liz dive into the second book because it is was like i have never. I don't think there's been a few lessons. Elizabeth this is like the most ever summer a first off. This is the first time. I've read a historical that takes place in the united states. Because i've always been like more england places like that There was one time. I started in one because it took place in missouri and i was like well. That's exciting and then. I realized that the hero had been part of the confederate army. No and i immediately deleted it. So i'm not gonna count that 'cause i got like five pages in but this book takes place in new york city in eighteen ninety one. Your city is like that That salsa commercial new york city. I felt like it was little hamilton awful cowboy sitting around fire. Where are you from new york city. The commercial. I don't know how how you look it up. I don't know anyway salsa new york city you might find it may.
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"Start the next chapter at the end of your session that you're leaving. You're not leaving a blank page for your next day either. Either either leave. Stop writing in the middle of scene shore or like finish your chapter and then start the new chapter. Get a little bit into the scene and then walkaway. How can you not coming to a blank page. Because that's can be can kinda be. You're just jumping back in heard that before. That has made a huge difference like seriously. It's made a huge difference. Because i come back in now even like that's not feeling bad when i like. Don't do three thousand warriors while the out tonight. When i get off off this i'm gonna go right for an hour and hopefully those words done in like i'm jumping into a chapter in progress like i know exactly where i'm jumping in. I know exactly what's going to happen if you add the flavor. So yeah that's great. I would highly recommend well Typically we do chatting about what we've read and everything but this week we are just discussing a book. We both read so we'll guys vote. We skip that. I will say before we go tar little ad break though that calamity cast the network that we are part of is having a currently until april twenty first on our merchandise so if you go to calamity cast dot com and click that shop link at the top of the page now until about. I think it's five o'clock central. Time on april twenty first. It is a fifteen percent off everything in the store so if you went been wanting some of the week merchandise tank top or wool sweat shirt or poster or any other calamity cash shows. Go to that and you know have a sale. Get some money off. Yuck rock on look you in the u. twenty one hundred. Zero cybernetic hands population threatened to tear down everything. America held dear free speech drive-thru liquor stores and guns so many guns. After much deliberation it was decided that if america and superior values what to survive the coming roebuck lives. There was only one option. Get fucked the next hundred years. So the construction of space merica the galaxy's newest and brightest star if you value adventure. Good times and cyborg. This fights find your place in space. Merica space merica. No cyborgs need by. Subscribe to space. America on apple. Podcasts google podcasts stitcher or checkout calamity cast.
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"Mature listener discretion is advised week. Dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick. A we are back. We both just got some vaccination actions so we were kind of down for the count last week or days of just me feeling like i had a hangover. It was also has dutch. Yeah yeah stephanie. Got the johnson and johnson's a one and done so that's great I got my first shot of pfizer on friday and very minimal arm pain which was awesome like it felt like a medium to slightly intense armed day at the gym so like whatever used to that And then i was just fucking exhausted like could barely function not like barely function. But like if i had the choice to be on the couch and watch love island. I was going to take it. Because i was tired. Yeah we were supposed to reporting on saturday in that. It wasn't going to happen. Just could could be me. I was exhausted with the kids. In jordan jordan until the first day after we have the shot it was the next day for him he felt not in nothing near how bad i felt the night before but then we both like haggard. No latest scuttling around the house. It was bad but we'll feel good now. Arm is still like a little bit sore. Might doesn't feel that all we're both waving her arms around my own doesn't have it mine doesn't feel it on a more I did go to bed for the first time in months before me which was interesting. I was like fall asleep on the couch. And like like we the we even like the next day. I don't remember anything if we watched for the last however long it was of love island. So had we'd go back because i had no memory of it at falling asleep I went to bed was passed up by the time he got into bed and i slept a good twelve hours.
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"Can't please god. please do this in. In the secondary dismantling very apparent dislike. 'cause a lot of work while all three of them existed pre it being so saturated yet so it's five it was just like a very much not a pleasant reminder. I think it'd be a thing if a generator if we were just readers and not also trying to be like. This is what we want to do. I think it'd be a more enjoyable documentary but it was more like inducing panic inducing. I literally as texting you like. Oh dr talking about how saturated the whole thing is. We knew this was like i know. But they're talking about an. I noticed that we didn't watch it at the same time. Because that would would've been a spiral. We were spiraled. It was good that you to bed. It was good that one of us watched it rather watch it. 'cause we can't those kinds of things we can watch together. No we can't be trusted with our feelings. No would just be crying. Be like this never happened. I hate it. And i never do it again with my to finished first drafts but anyway like i said this.
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"Hired to buy the hot guide. Help him back her advice. Spot on her love life way off so basically she is. I want to talk about this one because the rest of them are great. But this book i me cry and me like just like so excited but the world have you. Have you read leah on the offbeat. I don't. I'm not familiar with that. I have not read it. It also sounds like a less sexual version of sex education. I don't know if you ever saw that i. It's a really fun show on netflix. Six runs told me so. It's like on my watch. But you really should i think because lean offbeat is the the second book after host the name. I can't remember. I know there's a big. There's a big kerfluffle about the author who wrote it initially didn't write initially well not not bad for her. It's like bad for the romance. She essentially wrote the books. The first book is about a teenage a gay teen in.
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"The eldest and like everyone thinks he's absolutely perfect and wonderful no matter what he does and then there sunny who is living this kind of hid in. And then there's at this point birdie who is the golden. They think she's like they all. Yeah they all think she's like the perfect golden girl like she was a high school cheerleader. She's going off to college and being very perfect. And this and that a sunny the middle one is like i'm living like she's very much middle child she's she's showed on both sides like she she can't she can't deal on not even a little bit but if it's one of those things like i've talked to my siblings before i'm like oh i thought y'all were. Oh well i thought blah blah blah. It's like oh if you actually lake. It's such a real thing like oh shit. We were all having these emotions and making and making assumptions. And it's so real. The way she writes yes. And it's not in data Also just like the fact. That siblings are going to be closer. Yeah like in like even like once. We worked through a bunch of issues between the three of them isolate birdie and sunnier still closer in a weird way. I feel like they rely on you for like strength. But i think as far as friendship kind of goes i feel that more between the two of them for myself when i read it. I feel the front. Yeah strangest areas because initially they fucking hated each other. I love seeing that growth. Yeah quite honestly because of book. Two and three. I fucking hated birdie. I could not imagine her. Being heroin was like nah. I do not like her at all. I am not into this and and the funny thing is so like by the time. I'm ready to run was coming out. I was already friends with mika in lake. I think i can't quite remember if i read it as it was published. Or what exact reading on radish as it was coming out and talking to her about it By didn't have anything to do with editing or giving her beta or whatever but book one of the next series which a spin off how to get the girl. Make a move that when i was actively with her Editing invading reading and giving advice and this and that and blah blah blah blah blah and. I was like honestly. I didn't know how you're gonna make me like birdie right but but i do at even even from book to three like i feel like why the end of Ready to run book three. I was already like. Oh wow i'm starting to like birdie more. Oh yeah well. Soon as she gave us like a little bit of. I think i think sunny is. What humanized birdie for me. Yes one hundred percent because they're the same person and they didn't know that they were the same person and it makes me laugh so hard. 'cause they're both are and they're both yeah they both feel like they're What they're interested in is not respected by the rest of their family They both like they can't be themselves with their family. And the irony is that nate is the linchpin between the two of them that they both are allowed to be the most self selves. Nate is the reason why sunny can do what she wants to do. And in loves doing and he's also the reason line. Thirty is kind of able to embrace herself just her personality and be herself and i kind of like love that one person can like so many things to do different people in the family and i also have the again. Mika didn't make it weird because there never was any feelings between sunny. Nate like they have always been destroyed up brose..
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"One can only dream. Yeah so anyway. You've never sent a dick pic. Never send a dick pic never had the desire to a dick pic in the desire to take a dick pic now. I just don't know why maybe something's wrong with me. I don't know. I mean there's like i. I've taken video of me How okay so you've done that. You just haven't taken a pig. Yeah i've got. I've got to video game addict. And then i a truly reese wife. She saw this video but added truly like respect and not trying to be an asshole and do an email defame somebody like that. I deleted them. Yeah yeah i mean whenever i break up with somebody i always delete all the pictures they send me. I mean stuff like that so now with somebody that would freak out. If i took a picture of her and a pair of underwear. She's laying on the bed on her stomach and she's wearing these underwear. That was sitting kind of cool. So i just was sitting here on my phone and i just click and she's like you better delete that all you have done that couple of times either. Relax women i was like it's not like i'm gonna post this on instagram tiktok. It'll go or go viral If you have any dick pics please you. You know who to send them to tell him to do. Not send them to us. Senator dickey lee or if you're going to send him to pod dirty me. Gene dot com. Put attention keeley dictates and i'll just ford them to her. Yes we'll probably end up seeing him anyway because that's the kind of us guys. Look i got another dick pic. We've had one person a beautiful young woman. Send us her book. Chest shots crotch dots shiva book. She did that was a good day on that note. Thank you for supporting the channel. Podcast everyone be safe out there. You know whether this keeps going on or nine. He makes six keep making sick. He begged six thirty. No vote yet. He makes x. Follow us on instagram at dirty. The newly posted new meaning every day and facebook pod dirtied me. Twitter took on that note we save. He's he's loved sex. Jason alaba.
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"I've watched pro liars and stuff like that which there's always a mystery or like gossip girl which what it and it's kind of fun to be in on the secret this time. Yeah i agree like if it had pulled gossip girl and we found at the very end of that. It's dan or just like fuck you. Yeah those really. I forget it was gone sometimes and then i remember mad me too so it's like it's probably the best that they pulled us. Which in the gossip girl books. It's never announced who gossip girl is a really. Yeah so. They made up dan for the like they made up. That is dan for the show. They pick the worst person. I would have more readily lead to jenny than dan. For gopher real for real yeah anyway. Golden girls facts. Yes so everyone gets annoyed. Me the most about about bridgeton. Is everyone being like as just a gossip girl wanna be set in regency era. I'm like fuck you. These books came out. I also an even if it was. That sounds fucking awesome. It does and i would watch that regardless so shut the fuck up. Yeah i love gossip girl and you can never pray it away from my hands. That's that's the that's the dick of the week stance on that. You can go fuck yourself. Yeah i again. I really enjoyed i. I'm glad that they got renewed me to didn't renew for more than one season right. I think so. I mean it's a cop. It was like the top rated like most watched netflix. Show ever. Yeah and it got it again. The only thing that is bothering me a little bit is like the non romance readers like acting as of this is a new thing. It's like all right. Romans has been very large and very popular for a long time. You just turned a blind eye to it. Yeah i mean it's the same thing with the bromance series. Those guys actor the first guys to ever have read at romance novel. It's like you can stop now. No-one no-one invited you to this conversation. You sit down discuss it down. But it's like one of those. I don't know it does at the same time like we'll welcome to the genre new people who are going to start reading romance novels because of net flicks. Maybe that will make other people's book style sales. Go up and maybe netflix on other networks will buy more romance novels. And may i.
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"He says How could you he repeated you knew you knew and then he starts stuttering and she at this point. Oh this is the part that really pissed me off. But she but she had just curled up in a little ball. Her knees touch against her chest. Obviously determined not lose a single drop of him so she's trying to keep the come inside her. Yeah yeah that's awful. it's awful. I like there's a lot of stuttering that happens and he just stops talking and simon. Daphne said hurrying to aside. Her voice grew panic. Simon say something. She reached out to touch his arm but he threw her off. Don't touch me. He exploded yet. Like this response to me is like better. Yeah this complete loss of speech this choking strangling feeling. He had worked his entire life to escape it and now she brought it back to him at full vengeance. So and i think that's like it's like a triggered him to be back to that little boy who couldn't speak with an abusing dad and they didn't touch any of that in the show which i understand but also i don't know it just to me again. Yeah i think. I think in the book. It's way clear. They took a lot. They took all the gray out for me in in the book. Verschoor like yes. There's no question what happened. The tv show tried to gray it up a little bit and then like there's a weird amount of it and then he doesn't like reacts really. Yeah and then. She's the one that gets like really upset that he lied to her. Or whatever and like. I feel like she does deserve to be upset. He lied but he also doesn't make what she does. Okay like exactly and also his wrong is nothing in comparison to her wrong. Like 'cause she was going to have to marry him anyway because of the whole honor situation so like for me. it's a. She married him even if she knew that he purposely wasn't doing this right like i don't know there's this party that's like i feel like viewers probably be like. Oh because of that. This makes it okay and it's super not okay super not okay Him not saying exactly what he meant does not mean that she gets to rape him like it's like it's considered rape if a man says he's using a condom doesn't use a condom right like so but like in the show they don't they don't have them have this massive like reaction and then on top of that he looked he almost thanks her later on like that and he comes earnings like crank you for like helping me see era of my judgment.
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"It's a mess. I am curious about the writer's room because it is a shadowland production so it hurts. I'm sure that. I'm sure i'll go about report back. If it weren't a sean dillon thing. Then i'd be like oh it's probably mostly white room right but i i'm a little hopeful because it's her that maybe it's not is a diverse writer's room. Yeah yes diverse cool awesome. It's like there's there's Looks like yeah yeah. Yeah you're all you're all very attractive. I like this i. It's nice when it's not so much like us. I'm having especially when it's fucking romance that you've makes any sense to me i. I don't even understand. I don't even understand. I'm gonna send you the link so you can see it call. Maybe we could share it somewhere. But it's it's wild to me when these these readers are so upset so upset. I mean to be honest scifi scifi people say the reason why i mean i still think that finn got the shaft in the star wars because of the phantom terrible oh well the star wars fan damages toxic as fuck regardless. But that's like all of the phantom's right now at any time someone isn't light is being introduced to any of these phantoms. This is what happens. Or what is this girl What was the girl in the last jedi. I really liked her. Rose yes like how she got like publicly bullied on twitter now and then and then the next movie. They gave her like two lines. Yup yup fucking a so. It's a it so. I think we're seeing that romance which is like really gross. I mean but it's not surprising Look who gets the bigger book though. I mean they've they've they've shown time and time again. Who gets the bigger advances. Who gets who gets what shows a lot. And so when we're we're adapting these books it's really nice to see a writer's room that's diverse It's really nice to see the after being cast. That aren't just all white. Changing the story to try to like broaden the scope you know. I still think that they need to be purchasing more. Ip from but creators. oh. For sure. I should say honestly. Speaking of which we are like two weeks away from the third Toll the boys. I loved before movie. Oh yeah we'll go. That second one was a ride. It was felt like nothing happened. But okay i'm ready. Oh hey it's liz again. We are about to start. Talking about the infamous rape scene that occurs in bridgeton the show and the book the duke. And if you're uncomfortable by this conversation skip ahead about ten minutes..
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"She says to simon About how you know love conquers or if the king had you know he can easily fall in love with his with his quyen suggesting racing cylinder issue So i don't know if the writer is on accident. Put something in from a leader book for a character that maybe that wasn't the most delicate place to put that the race thing like i am very happy that they have various people of color but one thing germany i were discussing about it was i don't know it was like they tried to make it sound like like half the time it was a race isn't really a thing that's an issue the other time they'd have like that conversation is dan hold on. I'm lucky danbury yes lady danbury. I'm like sitting here. Like what is her name..