35 Burst results for "Elmo"

Is New York Is the Groping Capital of America?

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

01:03 min | 3 d ago

Is New York Is the Groping Capital of America?

"The story today that tickled me pardon the pun was the Times Square Elmo. Who got busted for grabbing a 14 year old girl's ass. While she was posing for a photo, listen, this kind of shit is far from an isolated incident. There are people who are actually keep reports of this nefarious stuff in New York. They keep reports on panhandlers who have hands on people between panhandlers and homeless people and I guess Disney pseudo characters or assessing street characters. New York City authorities say that people are touched 24 people per hour or touch without consent. I don't know who the fuck does this counting? I guess these complaints are called in and they notated. I don't know. But they also said that 47% of New Yorkers have had unpleasant interactions with these pushy plushies or other street hustlers at the crossroads of the world,

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Is Sesame Place Full of Racists?

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:29 min | 2 months ago

Is Sesame Place Full of Racists?

"Then I went and looked at some more videos of the crazy shit that these Muppets pull at sesame place. One Muppet, by the way, sesame place is owned and operated by the people at sea world, one Muppet kept bumping into a tiny two and three year old girl. She could not have been more than three years old. This costume character had a protruding belly and this person was just, you know, bumping the kid with the belly, and of course the kid falls over backwards and fell very awkwardly and began to cry. Naturally in this day and age, the little girl's parents got themselves a lawyer and filed a suit for millions of dollars class action suit 25 million bucks to be exact. And the suit was filed on behalf of Quentin burns and his child Kennedy burns. And they're going right for the pockets of SeaWorld parks, the owner of sesame place for pervasive and appalling race discrimination. And it doesn't just have to do with rosita. Oh no, no. Also, Elmo, Ernie, Kelly monster, and Abby cadabby. You know, the usual suspects, they're on the line too. They, the parents say they allegedly refused to interact with Kennedy and other black guests. Now, I can vouch for rosita. Telly monster or Abby cadabby, but I never thought I'd see today that Elmo and Ernie stoop that low. They don't appear to be those kind of people. But the class action suit basically says that quote SeaWorld's performance readily engaged with numerous similarly situated white customers and the employees involved were also listed as defendants in the lawsuit. Doesn't specify the race of the sesame place people in the costumes who, as I've said, allegedly have a history of questionable behavior. Now that I looked at other videos, quote SeaWorld had actual knowledge that John Doe's one through four held personal beliefs of racial bias towards black people and that John Doe's one through four had the propensity to discriminate against black people based on their race or color. I don't think you need to race their color pot. You're saying black people we get that it's race and color. Motivated, so to speak, why would SeaWorld have knowledge that these four people have personal beliefs of racial bias toward black people? That's a little bit crazy.

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Sesame Place Apologizes After Facing Backlash Over Video

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:49 min | 2 months ago

Sesame Place Apologizes After Facing Backlash Over Video

"Grace baker, there's a story from an amusement park called sesame place. Have you heard of this? I have, but I've never been there. I've never been there either. It's in Philadelphia. And so they had the costume characters, right? Yes. And so the costume characters they wander through the park and they wave at people and do that kind of thing. If Elmo there, I think. I know it is. I know that it's Sesame Street theme. So I guess I just assume he's there. So anyway, the video that's gone viral, there was a costume character and it was shaking hands and doing high 5s, but then the character put up the hand and said, you know, talk to the hand when a couple of black children wanted a hug from the character. It was just a sad video. It was horrible. It was terrible. I will say this. I mean, keep in mind the eyeballs are not real. So even though it looked like the character may have been looking, those were not those were fake eyeballs. There it is. Keep that in mind. And also the characters don't high 5 everybody, but they did high 5 several kids and then they no doubt about it. It's there. It is there. And it was like, what just happened? So now Sesame Street's being accused of being anti black. I will say, the character was rosita and she was high 5 on the other kids. But if rosita was white Larry from the suburbs, the inside the, you know, my question is what color is the person inside the suit? Oh no. That would be and they need to get to that pretty quick because it is getting nasty out there. Yeah, they've got like a whole social media mob coming after Sesame Street.

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Were All of the Founding Fathers Slave Owners?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:21 min | 3 months ago

Were All of the Founding Fathers Slave Owners?

"Charlie, my friends all say the founding fathers were slave owners. What do you have to say about that? That is what John says from Pennsylvania. So I've done a, let's say a fair amount of public commentary on this. And I have to thank the great hillsdale college for this, honestly. So look, I went down into the hillsdale online courses, Charlie for hillsdale dot com. You should all check it out. That's Charlie F war hillsdale dot com. And I did the work. A couple years ago, I'd kind of just trip over my words whenever the issue of founding fathers and slavery came up. And I probably had a response that some of you gave like, oh yeah, but we abolished it and that was then and now this was then and this is now. That's not even a proper answer. Because it's not true. The founders all knew what they were doing was wrong. They wrote openly about it. So that doesn't make them hypocrites, it makes them sinners. As the great doctor Larry arn would say. 9 out of 13 a colonies had already abolished slavery by the time the constitution was ratified. The first antislavery convention was hosted in Philadelphia in 1775 by Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Jefferson admonished king George for bringing the Senate slavery into America. In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence. The northwest ordinance, article 6, said that no slaves should be in the new territories. But Nicole Hannah Jones insists that America's true founding was not in 1776 but 1619. Now who is Nicole Hannah Jones? She is the con artist that runs The New York Times 1619 project that your kid is probably learning from right now. Let's play cut one 53. 1619 in August of 1619 is when the first group of 20 to 30 Africans were sold into the Virginia colony. And what the project is basically arguing is that that is actually a foundational to the American story as the year 1776 because nothing would be left untouched by that decision to engage in the institutional slavery. So for those of you listening on podcasts, looks as if she has Elmo on her head. I don't quite understand. That someone went crazy with a dry erase marker. She's this massive orange head of hair. That is very bright. The sunglasses watching that clip.

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Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

AP News Radio

01:13 min | 3 months ago

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

"Elmo was the latest Sesame Street character to roll up his fur to urge kids to get their COVID-19 vaccinations You were super duper today getting your COVID vaccine Elmo There was a little pinch but it was okay V is four vaccine following in the steps of big bird Elmo got the COVID shot to promote the new vaccines now available to children under 5 Almost creators pegged them up at characters eternal age at three and a half In a public service announcement Elmo's father Louis equally furry and red says he had questions but talked to a pediatrician I learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep himself our Friends neighbors and everyone else Healthy and enjoy them the things they love Have a question Can we have a hug Oh The CDC advises vaccination even for those who already had COVID-19 to protect against reinfection and says it's okay to get other vaccines at the same time Of course not everybody has liked the ad produced by the sesame workshop and the ad council when it featured big bird Republican senator Ted Cruz called it government propaganda I'm Ben Thomas

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Emilio Delgado, Luis on 'Sesame Street' for 45 years, dies

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 7 months ago

Emilio Delgado, Luis on 'Sesame Street' for 45 years, dies

"The man who played a popular character who helped break barriers on Sesame Street has died we went I'm not trying to put this up and you have to think wait a minute for many American kids Emilio Delgado was a way to say or lock to Latinos in ordinary non stereotypical roles for forty five years he played Louise the man who owned the fix it shop on Sesame Street Delgado has died his wife Carol telling the Associated Press her husband died from multiple myeloma at their home in New York he was eighty one years old Delgado came along at a time when there were few representations of Latinos on TV other than bandits all gang members big where you don't need to be Spanish they have a pinata that all changed with Sesame Street which brought a diverse group of kids and characters together as they mingled with Big Bird Oscar the grouch Elmo and Grover I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

04:37 min | 9 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

"I mean, he sounds a bit. I mean, have you heard almost they balsamic vinegar? Well, he says it like a man from The Bronx, specifically a black man from The Bronx, which means that black Twitter has claimed Elmo as a member of the African Diaspora, which I feel like if you look at his mother, the woman has forced you curls. So clearly, clearly, Elmo somewhere out there is rocking in The Bronx with his black puffer jacket. So we had Elmo on the show. Do you guys know this that in the spring of 2020? We actually Elmo grew the Elmo? Are the Elmo? Came was here. Yes, yes, it's set the Facebook group on fire. Love hate you. But we have a lovely time with him. He was surprisingly funny. So I guess I'm wondering, is he just playing to the audience based on everything you've said about Elmo being a bully and three year olds being a bully? I'm not convinced that Elmo didn't put you up to saying all of these nice things about Elmo to begin with. He's outside my door. Just like thumping a paper towel roll against his open furry palm. Blink twice if you need help. All adults report to Elmo. He like half raised our kids. Elmo taught my daughter about lying dances, which is something she might not have learned easily because she's not being raised in Chicago, where both of her parents are from. I'm talking about the cha cha slide and the juke fly and all that stuff. Zach, you may know this to being from Detroit. Sure. She didn't get a lot of exposure to them like unless we were at somebody's I mean, I don't bring her to weddings, so there's that. So basically, when was my child gonna learn the African American art of the line dance? And Elmo had a slide. And my daughter was obsessed with it..

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"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

04:30 min | 9 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

"Resonates with people. I know you container. I wouldn't ball a plastic water bottle and a paper cow, row. Which leads us to more ML clip surfacing. Enter Zoe, another Muppet and her pet rock Rocco. Rachel. Yeah, so basically people seem to be noticing is that Elmo is kind of a savage a little bit sassy, very much kind of, I mean, Madison described him as a bully. I don't use those words in this household, but, you know, he seems to not enjoy Zoe's pet rock Rocco. And by now enjoy, I mean, he repeatedly says that she's not that The Rock's not alive, which is true. But are any of them alive is another question that we could be asking. There you go, Rocco. Oh. You're amazing. That's almost 7. Okay, can I ever visit cookie and step please? Oh, GMO. That was my last one. Oh, that's okay, Gabby. I don't just take this one. No, no, no, wait, wait, Elmo. Rocco says that he wants the oatmeal raisin cookie. Not the one note of difference. Yes he will. You can't have that cookie Elmo, Rocco wants to eat it. How is rocker gonna hit that cookie zuri? Turn her mouth. That doesn't even have a mouth. Marco's just a rock. Rock is not alone. And so a lot of these clips of Elmo feuding with Rocco resurface because everyone on the Internet is full of nostalgia and also because I feel like all of us as adults forgot that Elmo is kind of a little bitch a little bit and just we're like, oh, Elmo teaching us about ABCDs and then you're like, oh wait, no here he is telling Zoey that her pet rock does not deserve a cookie. And so this is part of why these clips are going viral. I'm always three though. He's supposed to be three. If you have a three year old in your house, this is who you're living with. You are living with the person. Right. But insists that The Rock doesn't get a cookie and loses their mind..

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"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

03:56 min | 9 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

"So although she's not a sibling necessarily at your house all the time, I just saw you made sure to make sure that relationship was still intact during COVID. And making sure she has that support and do you ever think about do you have these feelings of like I hope they stay friends? Absolutely. They are really close in. They like 18 months apart, you know? Their buddies and, you know, they're at their dad's house their brother bear and sister bear, you know? And I really want them to have that relationship forever. And I know they fight a lot, you know. And my mom who grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters, you know, has confirmed as to have other people that that's completely normal. That's what siblings do, and they love each other really hard to but yeah, you know, I envisioned them, you know, hopefully going to school together when they get older and having each other's bags and it means a lot to her that he's her little brother and that he knows that she cares about him. And I think that is something that you want to say to your children, you know, that why does this in a relationship matter? Like we just assumed that they should know that they should love each other because their brother and sister or just like, hey, that's your brother. That's just what does that mean, you know? Like, don't be mean, she's your sister. We have to make real brotherhood and sisterhood and family bonds for them so they can really have them. And a lot of times it feels like they say the meanest things to their siblings or do it because they know that they're still loved. You know, I wouldn't say this to my friend because they might walk away. But this person walk away. But I think coaching them through that to say, but at some point they may want, like they may just grow tired of that. You know, that's kind of the coaching, that I think is important to do with your kids. Well, thank you. Mom of sisters and good luck to you. Please keep us posted on how your trio is doing. We love updates. And for the rest of our listeners, again, you can email us said mom and dad had sleep dot com with.

"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

04:06 min | 9 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Mom and Dad Are Fighting

"Are the things and the teachers that I know he needs to be present for. This is the stuff that really we can do at home in half the time and just cover. But of course, I also have my other kids home and this has really thrown Oliver off just being kind of off cycle word not sending teddy into his preschool either just for the same reasons and it seems like if we're trying to keep Henry healthy, we should keep as many people home as we can. So that's what we're doing this week. Oliver had kind of this massive meltdown. He has ADHD and so things can become overwhelming very quickly and he ended up somehow it was like we just lost control of a dinner situation. He threw some chickpeas, and we were trying to talk about, don't throw the chickpeas, and then next thing I know, he slammed a plate on the counter and it shattered and that just like I think he thought we were going to kick him out of the house, even though that's not something we've ever done or would do. He completely lost his mind with like running around the house screaming. And I was just so proud that Jeff and I were like, this is a shit show. It's totally fine. We're just gonna calm everyone down. We ended up just getting out of board game and all playing together once you come down and then having him clean up after that. And then he voluntarily asked if he could pay for the plate. So I felt like that was a really good, you know, like, okay, he's still not totally in control of his emotions, but at least we're making it through, but in the moment it was like, okay, now we're slamming plates on the ground. It's great. So we're still here. What did you tell him when he offered to pay? We accepted the money because I feel like he did break the plate and this is like his money that he uses for spending on a little toys and stuff he wants. And I think that's an important lesson. He did break the plate on purpose. Like he said, I was trying to break the plate. And it's like, okay, that's very different than if you drop a plate by accident, right? So yes, we even went online and saw exactly how much, you know, the Ikea of like $400. Yeah. That will be all of your money. No, but I mean, I think it ended up being three something because the plate is legitimately for my Ikea the ones the kids eat off of. And I think it's good for him to understand the value of things, you know? And we made sure to just say we still really love you, but I really appreciate how this helps make me feel like you understood what you did and replace my plate that you broke. So that's the triumph. Totally could have just claimed the fact that one of your kids broke a plate and was willing to pay for it as a triumph. But let's be clear though that the offer to pay came an hour and a half..

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"elmo" Discussed on ICYMI

ICYMI

04:04 min | 9 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on ICYMI

"After the break, we're gonna get into how black TikTok and Twitter have claimed Elmo for themselves. And answer the incredibly important question of whether Elmo owns a black puffer jacket. Hi, just wanted to take a quick moment to shout out any new listeners who may have joined us here in the year 2022. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling great that you're here. I love Taylor Swift. This is my welcome. I'm not Rachel, so I get to do what I want. In case this is your first episode, we come out twice a week, so be sure to check us out on Wednesdays too, and if you want to listen back a little last Wednesday we interviewed, back daddy. If you know you know. And if you don't know, come listen, and you'll know. Alrighty, I'm back. I got my various ingredients, including you know what? Rachel, explain. So I think the balsamic vinegar audio is where the Elmo turn fully diverged between black and white Internet spaces. If you go to the audio on TikTok right now, it's being used in two very different ways. And in fact, I think most of the videos before I'm gonna say before January 3rd, we're mostly black people. And now this is become where multi racial and less money. White people are mostly just using it to lip sync, which, you know, that's TikTok is what everyone does. Black people, however, using with captions like, when you slip up coats switching at work. And when he says, balsamic vinegar going from your cute little work fit to like your street clothes. Or just captioning Elmo is a Bronx bitch. Argue with your mama or Elmo got his black puffer on, which unfortunately I have to explain the joke. I think every black New York native has a black puffer jacket, which is just like the puffy Jackie wear when it's cold outside. And people have glom down to this because Elmo is very clearly and canonically black. A fact that has been noticed not just because it's accent. But I mean, look at him. Look at his mother. Even John Oliver noticed that she has four C curls. And John Oliver is a white man from the UK. So if he knows that all of y'all should know, quick shout out to Elmo's mom there. She's going through some shit, but she's still managed to get a hair up in two strand twists before she went to bed the night before. She's taking care of herself and protecting those edges. Drop the routine may post the shelf on the gram. What are you Holy Grail products? Shane moisture? We still rock it at old school with a bottle of pink and a jar of jam. I see you, Elmo's mom. People whoever wrote this reveal yourself. Oh, all of those are black hair care brands importantly, but also shout out to whatever black woman is writing on John Oliver right now. I love you. It's canon. Simply canon. And while this canon is mostly at this point conjecture and deep feeling, there's actual evidence to support the fact that animals are member of the African Diaspora. Correct Madison? Yes, because while you finished the hypo series, I moved on and launched a new documentary on HBO Max. Thank you, mom, for the login called street gang, how we got to Sesame Street. Did it make me cry? Yes, yes, like a little baby. Interestingly enough, and perhaps not surprisingly for reasons we'll get into in a little bit. Elmo actually isn't in this documentary. Sesame Street started in 1969 and elma wasn't introduced until the 80s. So this Doc really focuses on early days getting Sesame Street off the ground. This is the point where I start crying because Sesame Street was really revolutionary television, which seems like very silly to say now, but educational television for kids back then did not exist. You don't get today's TV without the groundwork that Sesame Street lead. You don't get backyard against bops without Kermit the frog singing.

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Joe Biden Markets a 'Winter of Death' for Unvaccinated Americans

Mark Levin

01:33 min | 10 months ago

Joe Biden Markets a 'Winter of Death' for Unvaccinated Americans

"Joe Biden's big statement yesterday A winter of death death death Listen to this Do you steps we've taken home a crown is not yet spread as fast as it would have otherwise done And that's happened in Europe But it's here now and it's spreading and it's going to increase For unvaccinated we are looking at a winner of severe illness and death unvaccinated for themselves their families and the hospital they'll soon overwhelm But there's good news If you're vaccinated you have your booster shot you're protected from severe illness and death period Now did Joe Elmo Biden get this advice instead of from Doctor Fauci the faucet Did he get it from essential and the Cuomo the disgrace former governor of New York Because he said something like that about a year ago right He was saying things like the hospitals were going to run out of beds We're going to run out of ventilators We're going to run out We're going to run out We need 40,000 ventilators And what ended up happening Trump said oh my gosh I'll send you a hospital ship A whole ship you go to a thousand people on there I will send you ventilators I will use the what's that production act called We're going to use that and force GM to make you guys the production act Somebody call in And force people to make these and they did it and they increased it and boom There we were Problem solved punta

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"elmo" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

Kottke Ride Home

05:12 min | 10 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

"It's still an important holiday, especially in parts of Central Europe, and in the Netherlands, it's arguably a bigger deal than Christmas itself, although media and advertising is attempting to change that. But going back to some of those saint Nicholas stand ins, sidekicks and foils, another one that Forbes didn't mention is one who occasionally accompanies saint Nicholas on the eve of celebrations or stalks the town on his own. One, you have no doubt, heard about increasingly in recent years, krampus, or crump, if I were to pronounce it slightly more correctly. Krampus comes from Alpine folklore and evolved over time to be a kind of anti Santa Claus. He varies across cultures, time, and interpretations, but he is generally depicted as a dark, hairy demonic figure with horns, cloven hooves, and an unsettlingly long tongue. He often comes bearing chains and sometimes bells and almost always has a bundle of birch rods with which to beat naughty children. As a foil to jolly old saint Nick, krampus does have certain similarities, he appears at the same time to judge children on their behavior, of course. And in some versions even carries a large sack with him, although his is not filled with gifts, but is rather used to kidnap children so he can later eat them or drown them or drag them down to hell. But otherwise, you know, he's just like dear old Santa Claus. According to National Geographic, krampus is named derives from the German word for claw, and he's sometimes considered to be the son of the Norse God hell, ruler of helheim, AKA the underworld. And he can sometimes be conflated with or is thought to be an evolution of other folkloric figures. Most closely person, but also figures like knish belsnickel and the duchess uncomfortably racist, black Peter, who is somehow still commonly portrayed in blackface today that is a whole other story. But krampus has quickly become the most well known of the alternative yuletide characters globally. Traditional celebrations might go something like this, quoting Smithsonian magazine. Young men in town dress up as the mythical figure and parade through the streets in an ancient pagan ritual meant to disperse winter's ghosts. They marched dressed in fur suits and carved wooden masks and carrying cowbells. The tradition also known as krampus lav or krampus run is having a resurgence throughout Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, and has gained recognition in the United States. But in many of those places, these days, the krampus love is more associated with drinking and devious revelry than ancient pagan rituals. Lots of festivals featuring all sorts of activities, some based in tradition and some just like goth versions of Christmas are cropping up in towns all across Europe and North America. And as you might guess, that krampus run has turned into actual runs like 5 K races in parts of the U.S.. Just like saint Nick, krampus is not immune to commercialization. While there are recent critiques that krampus is becoming too commercial, it's nothing new. Starting in 1890, Austrian companies began making krampus themed postcards that looked much like other holiday postcards of the time, but with the demonic goat man on them, often in the midst of torturing a child and with phrases printed on them reminding children to be good. The postcards or crumples carton grew in popularity over the next few decades up until the start of World War I. And they weren't just meant to be foreboding for children. They were sometimes comical or even romantic, showing krampus in sensual scenarios with women, quoting National Geographic. These adult cards seem to portray krampus as kitsch or ironic long before Americans held their first krampus bar crawl. And from a separate National Geographic article, quote, krampus is frightening presence was suppressed for many years..

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"elmo" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

Kottke Ride Home

05:50 min | 10 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

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"elmo" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

Kottke Ride Home

04:04 min | 10 months ago

"elmo" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home

"But I feel like we haven't had a hottest toy of the year for the past few holiday seasons. There will sometimes be something for older kids and grown-ups like those not actually hoverboards. But it's been a while since there's been a must have toy that parents go all jingle all the way over. Ironically, the year that that fantastic Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad film came out 1996, the hottest toy was not turbo man or any kind of action figure. It was the tickle me Elmo. If you were alive in 1996, you can probably still hear it that high pitched mechanical laugh emanating from a vibrating plush toy that just never seems to end. The man responsible for the horror and joy of the tickle me Elmo is Mark Williams. And this week, Mel magazine's Brian van hooker got the full story from Williams about how at the same time that he was finishing work on the tickle me Elmo, the FBI was on his trail as a suspect in another, much more egregious crime, being behind the unabomber attacks. Yes, the inventor of the tickle me Elmo was a top unabomber suspect. And while he is completely innocent, when he shares details about his background and work, you can quickly see how he became a suspect. For a quick refresher, the real unabomber was Ted Kaczynski, a former math professor and young prodigy who became obsessed with the idea of returning to a simpler way of life. He was a harsh critic of a lot of new technologies and directions, the society was headed. Somehow that led him to hand make bombs from his remote cabin in Montana, which he sent through the mail or hand delivered across the country between 1978 and 1995, injuring 23 people and killing three. But as for Mark Williams and the details of his life that led the FBI to investigate him, he has a background in nuclear physics. In one of his jobs, he worked on computer chips for airplanes as a defense contractor, and as part of that job, he ended up owning the blueprints for the exact type of plane that the unabomber had attempted to blow up a Boeing 7 27. Also, for work, he had traveled to Provo Utah, one of the places from which the unabomber had mailed a bomb. And those geographic and professional coincidences kept on coming, quoting Mel. Kaczynski attended Harvard from 1958 to 1962 and got a degree in mathematics. Williams after getting his degree in physics from Iowa state university attended Amherst college two hours from Harvard in the 1980s. Much more ominously, Williams lived in Iowa City while Kaczynski's parents lived in nearby Lisbon, just 22 miles away. Kaczynski himself never resided there, but would visit for a few weeks a year. Then there was the Berkeley connection. Kaczynski was an assistant professor in the late 60s at the University of California Berkeley, and he later mailed two bombs to the university in the 1980s. Williams worked at leapfrog and emeryville, which neighbors Berkeley in the 1990s. Williams also had some friends who were fond of prank calls, which his wife was annoyed by, so the first ten times that the FBI called his home initially, she hung up on him. He also had a son named Nathan, bad luck, considering the FBI was literally working on talking to every single person named Nathan in the entire country based on an impression of a note that they found on a unabomber letter that said call Nathan R Wednesday 7 p.m.. And more bad luck for Williams when the FBI first interviewed him at his office at leapfrog. He was wearing a cap for a baseball team his brother coached in forest city, Iowa. The cap simply said FC on it. And FC is what the unabomber used to refer to himself in his manifesto. So yeah, it didn't look good for Williams..

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Tom Cruise Makes Surprise Helicopter Landing in U.K. Family's Garden

Jason and Alexis

01:22 min | 1 year ago

Tom Cruise Makes Surprise Helicopter Landing in U.K. Family's Garden

"To tell you this story about Tom Cruise. Landing his helicopter in the garden of just like a normal family in the UK because an airport was closed. This is a story that they're going to tell until the end of time. So he's shooting the seventh installment of Mission Impossible, and he had to make an emergency helicopter landing in Families Garden because the airport was shut down temporarily and the homeowner whose name is Alison Web. That it turned out to be an incredible day. It was surreal. I still now can't believe it happened so they have like a field. You know they have land. It's like they live in Lake Elmo or something. Whatever. She and her family were told their field was needed for an anonymous VIP, who was running late. And so, she said, I thought it would be kind of cool for the kids to see the helicopter land in the garden. And then Tom Cruise arrived and got out and they were like, Oh, my gosh, This is Tom Cruise. So then Tom Cruise said he went right over to the kids to chat. And then he said, Thank you so much. And then he said, if you if you would like the kids are welcome to go up in the helicopter. Oh, and so then the kids got to take a ride. In the helicopter, and they took all these pictures with him. And you know, socially distant and they were just like beside themselves with joy, and he was, like, really grateful that they let him

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"elmo" Discussed on The ChoNilla Podcast

The ChoNilla Podcast

07:50 min | 1 year ago

"elmo" Discussed on The ChoNilla Podcast

"For him. Not a penny Because he's he spoke about it on a podcast and he said that my mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non ability And then in the middle of her little thai ridge oh and by the way this little with her quoting fingers writing career and everything this little writing career that you're going to do this fucking shits over. He explained like so she never supported like super talk his dream and so he said when she said that to me in that sarcastic way i was in my head and i and i and i got and i said to myself okay lady when i become a successful writer you will never see a penny not one from my success. There will be no house for you know vacation for you know elvis cadillac for you. Mommy you get nothing. That's what he said to himself and he kept that promise the only time actually that he did like dish out some money. He said that he helped her out with a jam with the irs. But other than that nothing else. No house no cadillac. Not just jam with nut. Just just get out of trouble with the irs. Okay yeah so not nothing. So the moral of summary is support. Your kid's dream because if ever they become rich and famous or just rich You know they'll hook you up. It'll be good to your kids to your kids. True like just be good to your kids. I think sometimes people think like. That's a very boomer mentality. It's like the boomer mentality of parenting before was not to be good for your kids. But how can i make my kid very dependent off of me so that way they can like take care of me and my dad used to tell me all the time that he was going to take back and keep you said i mean. I can't believe yeah when you're sixteen going back kick your ass. And what did you do. The mets peach won't be around that long sucker. That's it for the us street. Your kids right. Him good reaches out to all right. Maybe you got your bible. My not really know so. It's time for bob. Insane of not having your bible. This is the part of the podcast rideshare with shirley and new listener. What i've read in the bible so far and heritage by trying to make it. Sound out edgy and stuff all right what chapter. We're on chapter thirty first. Book of samuel chapter. Is there thirty one. Oh there's not thirty one left. There's only thirty one chapter. So there's one chapter after this okay. So last time we heard about the philistine commanders peer pressuring the king a quiche to kick david The policy and david kicking rocks all the way back to zigzag remember that yeah men were kinda. Nobody wants to play with david anymore. So david in is the players tonight. David and his army abby god and an injection slave. Okay all right so the first book i books check to thirty this one sharing is caring. Searing ischemic so we fade from black and we open on david who has been walking back to his home in zik leg along with the six hundred man army that he had with him. Once they got zik lag they could see that the entire town had been raided and burnt down. Yeah but they didn't see any blood so that's when they knew that all the women and children had all been stolen. Okay yeah this. This is david Land zigzag okay. Right right i was given to him by the king keach. Also david and his men started to break down and they cried until they were like all like exhausted because he knew all the women and kids are gone. so i'll david was thinking of his two wives abigail and a he knew him his men started to resent him and roll. Like this. is all your fault david. Everyone grabs some rocks. Because we're about to stone this motherfucker to death. Yeah so david. Quickly looked aguilar and The the priest and he was all a quick Magic apron I need to talk to god to tweet and to the priest. Yeah so as soon as david's Hand touch the the e five apron. he was all he got. Its me david No time for small talk Should i go after whoever did this. Can i kick their asses and god responded right away. This time and was all like dude. You need to head out right away. You want to catch them and trust me. They don't stand a chance against you and your men. Oh and you'll get all your stuff back as well. So david convinced his six hundred men to not stone him to death and they headed out and once they got to a place called bizarre valley. Two hundred of his men were exhausted. And they're all like we're good here david Just need to catch her breath for a minute. You go on without us. So david and the remaining four hundred men left without them. Okay now as the four hundred men were travelling. They came across this dude who was super skinny and barely alive. So they gave him some food and water and it turns out hadn't eaten or drink anything in three days and nights okay. Once he was feeling better. David sat next to him. It was all like who's your master. And where do you come from. So this guy was still feeling kind of weak and was all like look at me. Dude i'll slave. I was rolling with the malachite until they kicked me out for getting sick. We rated a bunch of spots just like zik leg and david stood up really fast and was all so. Does that mean you know where these guys went. And you know you need to show us how to catch up to them so the egyptian was all like wait a minute before i show you anything. You need to problem pinky promise. You're not gonna kill me sedated. Promises not to kill him and they had to go looking for the malachi raiders. once they caught the allocates. They could see that they were having a giant party to celebrate all the looting. They've been doing against the philippines and the israelites. Yes once david saad is. He went like super saying and it took an entire day to kill all the raiders. Like he just went hammer on. Everybody wants to fighting has stopped. David could see that. Four hundred of the malachite had actually gotten away on camels. Okay david got all his swag bag including his sister wives and founded sister and turns out. They managed to recover one hundred percent of everything that was taken from them and a whole lot more on the way back to better valley everyone was happy and acknowledging that all the stuff they recovered belong to david. So it's like you know good times did this. So once they were back at buzzer valley. The two hundred men who stayed behind came out to meet everyone that was returning once. David was close enough. The two hundred men could see that he was happy and was all a. Hey guys. what's up. You guys get enough time to.

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Haiti: U.S. Delegation Departs Shortly After Arrival, Gunshots Heard at President's Funeral

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Haiti: U.S. Delegation Departs Shortly After Arrival, Gunshots Heard at President's Funeral

"In Haiti following the month's assassination of its president, this month's assassination. The United States delegation was rushed out of the country today after guns Shots rang out at the slain president's funeral. In a sign of the chronic violence that has plagued Haiti and recently punctuated by the assassination of its president. Jovan Elmo, is the U. S delegation led by the U. S. S. U. N Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield had to be briskly escorted back to the airport and to the U. S. After gunshots were heard at the funeral for the slain leader, CBS News

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"elmo" Discussed on Phone Taps

Phone Taps

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"elmo" Discussed on Phone Taps

"Randy elvis duran phone tap. The letter coming in said my crazy wife. Mary is the perfect target for a phone tap. Here's the deal. We've already paid for a week at disney for this month in one of their fancy villas. Our whole family's going to disney. It's all she talks about so if there's any problems with the reservations. I'm sure she'd freak out. Let's phone today. This comes to us from keith. Elmo all right david brody the guy in the corner is going to be calling mary elmo from the resort and telling her that there's a little problem. Let's listen to your phone. Well mary elmo please. Hi mary bob. Shandy from dc. Hi bob we have. You slated to stay with us. The beach club villas. We've had to make room for the gay and lesbian alliance coming in. Consequently we've had the bump few people and i'm calling to let everyone know we'll have to make other arrangements or reschedule your week. Now where am. I supposed to stay with twelve people. Bob well i can. I can make accommodations for you at the all resort. We have a couple of rooms available first of all. I am not canceling my vacation for no gay and lesbian the lines or whatever the hell is going on down there. I don't think so again. I i don't think you should lessen the value of the gay lesbian alliance or any of the twelve people in your party. Gay or lesbian. I'm sure they probably all are okay. Going girl case. You don't need to get sarcastic with me for stupid asinine questions. Okay you know what. I have a brother who's gay and i have. I don't care if your brother. Or whoever two houses gay elmo red cartoon character. I would have thought when i called you. I expected someone to be happy and bubbly like the character. Elmo first of all you better you better not be speaking to me that way. I mean i don't know who the hell you are but you are no disney member. Chris disney members. Do not talk to the people. Like the way you're just talking to. I've taken nine courses in customer service. You know what i think. You'd better go back and take another nine more. I don't care what lay get Gay whatever the hell is going on down here. You are not bumping me and you are not going to be taken away my two room and if you should call back i will make sure that my husband contact you. Would that be mr elmo. That's right well. Maybe you'd like to put me on the phone with snap off. Guess not goodbye. You don't have a room when you come down you have no. I have two rooms. And i make sure that when i get down here i find out where the hell you are and i'm gonna come meet you face to face. How do you like that. You'll be the red furry one. How will i know you i'm here. I don't think you know who the hell you're talking to. But i grant you this. Come hella high water. When i did down here. I'm gonna find your ass wherever you are. I just see it from jersey. I see that no. Yeah it makes sense. You sound like a jersey broad. Well you sound like a typical. How do you like that. Oh that's very nice. You know what. Maybe we don't want your kind here at the happiest place on earth because clearly you're not one of the happiest people. I could go anywhere. I choose to go. Let's put it to you. That i got more money than you'll ever see in your life and money apparently doesn't by any class ma'am could take that. Stick it up your goodbye. Excuse me my brothers gate. What did i tell you man. He's calling me into the phone. We're gonna we're gonna call a back. Hello i love call me on the phone. Get a loaded. It's there's a gay and lesbian pride convention going on and they're taking some members rooms and giving them to the these gay and lesbian often. You put this up. They all star resorts. I'm going to classy to though. I am not going to all stars. She's telling what if he was here in front of me. I wish i could beat the bed. Of and i can call him on the phone. Hold on hold on vacation club My name is keith. Elmo believe you spoke to my wife. Mary forgive me for saying that. Your wife is very difficult to deal with and i tried to explain to a situation wherever. We're very happy people here. Disney until this phone call wasn't a happy peppy person. Isn't that right bob. I'm not a happy peppy. Arson especially with the last thing elmo. Relax okay vacation be brought to you by the letter. M just relax sweetheart straightened out there. You could talk to this ignorant moron. Because i'm hanging up the phone before you hang up. Let me just put one less package on the table for you package. You know why you just been phone. Tap is a day brody from elvis duran and the morning show keith. You're lucky lucky. Man the man. Who's the mets could never get your and i got you. You're an idiot. I love you. I love you so much guy be skyrocketed by now on permission granted by three rain in the morning show..

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Haiti Officials Call for U.S. Troops

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Haiti Officials Call for U.S. Troops

"The interim government in Haiti is asking the U. S and the U. N to deploy troops following the assassination of Haitian president is Open Elmo ease. So far, the White House has agreed to send FBI and homeland security officials to help in the investigation to Haitian Americans are among those who've been

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Haiti's Interim Leader Requests US Troops

The Newsroom

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

Haiti's Interim Leader Requests US Troops

"Has asked the United Nations and the United States for troops to protect key infrastructure as the country reels from Wednesday's as Wednesday's assassination of President Jovan Elmo Ease. Senior American officials said there was no plan to send military forces the U. S intelligence officers would assist the investigation. Adam Isaacson is from the Washington office on Latin America, a US based advocacy group. 80 really needs help in forming a legitimate government. And of course, the those who are claiming to be legitimate government. They barely have enough security forces to keep order right now in the country, So you know they've taken this rather Outrageously risky step of asking the United States to perform security duties for them, and I don't think the United States is at all interested in another occupation or troop presence in Haiti. I don't think the United States wants to put any of its own personnel in harm's way in Haiti.

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Haiti Asks U.S. For Troops After President's Assassination

BBC Assignment

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Haiti Asks U.S. For Troops After President's Assassination

"Haiti has asked the United Nations and the United States for troops to protect key infrastructure as the country reels from Wednesday's assassination of president of now Elmo is the White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said there was no plan at present to send military forces but U. S intelligence officers would assist the investigation. In response to the Haitian government's request for security and investigative assistance. We will be sending senior FBI engage US officials to Port au Prince as soon as possible to assess the situation and how we may be able to assist Meanwhile, Haiti's Senate has named the speaker of the upper chamber Joseph Lambert, as interim president, deepening the political crisis. The country has both enacting interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who took over after the assassination. And a new appointee, Ariel Henry, who has yet to be sworn in. Both are claiming to be in

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Assassination Threatens More Political Chaos for Haiti

1A

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Assassination Threatens More Political Chaos for Haiti

"Says the administration believes presidential elections in Haiti should still proceed this year. A two week state of emergency has been declared in Haiti after its president Juvenal Muise, was assassinated by an armed group in his home. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. President Jovan Elmo is faced massive protests in Haiti earlier this year when he refused to leave office. Despite opposition claims that his term it ended State Department spokesman Ned Price says the U. S called for new elections back then, and still does. We have urged Haitian government political stakeholders repeatedly both in public. And in private to reach a political accord in order to ensure those legislative and presidential elections take place later this year. In the meantime, Prime Minister Clo Joseph declared that he's now in charge of Haiti. The State Department says the U. S. Is standing ready to offer assistance in the wake of Morris's killing.

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"elmo" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?

The Bible Says What!?

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"elmo" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?

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"elmo" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?

The Bible Says What!?

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"elmo" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?

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"elmo" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?

The Bible Says What!?

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"elmo" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?

"Special guest is. The host of a podcast called elmo's world no not that elmo's world welcome to the show elmo junior. Hey man i'm happy until glad to be here and Thanks for inviting me on your absolutely. Thanks for taking the time. Way out there in Were you at philippines. The philippines living in the future man. So tell us a little bit about your show why it did it. What you do who've talked to anything. Yes so maestro is titled elmo's row podcast. I decided that name for because my name is is actually elmo and People have relate you know compared me to the to the the puppet l. never heard of it. Yeah glad to hear that. Yeah but of course. I want to make a brand for myself. That would you know like sort of the against that. And so and i started this and decided to make a podcast. It's i actually watch Rogan back in june. I decided hey you know he what he does is really cold because he just off some people indicating like so many tired he kinds of people from different political spectrums religious or philosophical background. Or whatever you know. And i wanted to be able to do that. And at least get and find an excuse way but it's audited for. Yeah i started it. August and continually continuously in and Monstrously proceeded with just asking to go on my show going for our or maybe sometimes two hours of conversation

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Filling in the Gaps With Elmo Jr.

The Bible Says What!?

01:53 min | 1 year ago

Filling in the Gaps With Elmo Jr.

"Special guest is. The host of a podcast called elmo's world no not that elmo's world welcome to the show elmo junior. Hey man i'm happy until glad to be here and Thanks for inviting me on your absolutely. Thanks for taking the time. Way out there in Were you at philippines. The philippines living in the future man. So tell us a little bit about your show why it did it. What you do who've talked to anything. Yes so maestro is titled elmo's row podcast. I decided that name for because my name is is actually elmo and People have relate you know compared me to the to the the puppet l. never heard of it. Yeah glad to hear that. Yeah but of course. I want to make a brand for myself. That would you know like sort of the against that. And so and i started this and decided to make a podcast. It's i actually watch Rogan back in june. I decided hey you know he what he does is really cold because he just off some people indicating like so many tired he kinds of people from different political spectrums religious or philosophical background. Or whatever you know. And i wanted to be able to do that. And at least get and find an excuse way but it's audited for. Yeah i started it. August and continually continuously in and Monstrously proceeded with just asking to go on my show going for our or maybe sometimes two hours of conversation

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New York Governor Defends Temporarily Withholding Nursing Home Coronavirus Data

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

New York Governor Defends Temporarily Withholding Nursing Home Coronavirus Data

"Governor Andrew Cuomo, responding today, after the state attorney there, Leticia James revealed a recording of the governor and his team, apparently withholding information from Slate state legislators on the number of coronavirus deaths and nursing homes. Elmo insisted there was no cover of the New York State D O H. Has always fully and publicly reported all covert deaths in nursing homes and hospitals. They have always been fully reported On Friday, the governor's top aide, Melissa Derosa, confirmed there were concerns of political backlash by the Trump administration if they revealed those numbers.

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Is Anxiety the Same for Everyone?

Anxiety Slayer

05:12 min | 1 year ago

Is Anxiety the Same for Everyone?

"Good so good to be with you again this week. Hey shan today's episode is in response to following question from our private facebook group. Do you think there's a general way to clear anxiety. That's applicable for everyone or do you think everyone is different. And there's different ways that were for other people. Great question really good question. Yeah there are a variety of practices that can come anxiety for everyone as we show on the podcast but the experience of anxiety isn't the same for everyone so learning about how i mind. Body tight walks gives us individual insights to our unique triggers. An challenges differ responses to anxiety. How the mind tons over with anxiety and abroad a variety of ways. We can support ourselves. With lifestyle adjustments attrition an emotional support and there are lot of insights from ir veda on anxiety and the different mind and body types which we talk about quite often that are so incredibly helpful. Anxiety is almost epidemic in the modern higher-tech world and those. It's a long standing problem. It's increasing globally during the coronavirus pandemic it's also increasing globally for our young ones who have been raised with screens. And so we just really have to be vigilant here. Let's dig into ir vega well. Everybody teaches that we will have a unique body and mind makeup adoc so different mind types response to stress and anxiety in different ways but as we've discussed before to teach his anxieties seen largely as a voter disorder butter disturbance in arabic medicine. So vata is that air and ether body type really light airy if they're all which makes very creative mind very adaptable. Mind a very funny mind. Some really wonderful qualities come with it but it's also mind that's easily disturbed blown around on grounded. And when there's lack of those earth and fire under on water elements in the body and in the mind we feel untethered and the mind can suffer greatly when his in that state and the challenge we have is whatever our body or mind type might be that we have from the beginning of our life. Anyone can become law to disturbed and technology. Scrolling will the electromagnetic frequencies. We have around us this expectation to be on all the time available all the time. All these things are lot disturbing. Long commutes travel people that travel internationally change in their body. Quote these kinds of things all affect that water energy increase it and increases on groundedness increases stress an increases the likelihood that we're going to suffer with anxiety and also as we age we take on more of the bata disorders. Or more of a. I guess it wouldn't be only disorders but do you find that true as well. Yeah i rated teaches that we have different stages of life and water increases as we passed the age of fifty voter increases in the body Sometimes it's totally kits a mock off the more grounded of the other motor elmo which you can see in you know. Abundant hair shiny is smooth. Skin will that energy and stamina. That's there but sometimes it's also with children that there is a lot of voter because they're not settled in themselves yet and they can be changeable in temperament and movement and task around so but to can also be there when we're young but in terms of life stages is generally told the childhood is offer stage. The earth and water stage middle years are hitter the is of achieving and career. I'm during those years and then asked fifty is moldova stage of life so we do need greater protection from the energy increasing in that stage of life but also well-managed voter. This is something that we have to really understand is. There's no good or bad here. Yeah it's not that will mind type is bad at one. Stage of life is bad. It's about appreciating what's good and beneficial to us in those life stages and how we can support plus side of those doshi time so voter is wise. It's witty lots is detached quite a sage stage of life those audio years when butter is properly managed. That can be very wise and introspective time of life

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Alamo Drafthouse CEO On Navigating The Pandemic

Recode Decode

09:49 min | 1 year ago

Alamo Drafthouse CEO On Navigating The Pandemic

"Here's shelley taylor. Ceo elon draft. S shelley. taylor. You the alamo draft house. Welcome to decoder. Thank you glad to be here. I was just reading your bio in the backstory here. I i got to start with this. You became the ceo of alamo draft house on april thirtieth. So you have stepped into chaos. I think elmo actually shut down forty one theaters in march. What was this recruiting pitch. Like like they call you and say hey are you interested. Were already in the works. Just it seems like a wild way to become the ceo. Movie theater chain. Yeah it is. It does feel wild but the it was in the works at christmas wintom and i met and started talking and drawn to this incredible brand and this opportunity to you know. Help take something iconic And growing even larger right and then all of a sudden the pandemic and here we are so. We've got this little issue to get through that we can go back to the original plans. What was just the first day. April thirtieth you show up. You got to introduce yourself to ever like there's usually a script right follows. You say something like i. I just wanna listen. There's like the usual stuff. Was it very different this time or did you just come running the little of both right. I mean you talk about like just really wanting to listen and to get to know people. You don't have the advantage of the water cooler in the proximity But at the same time there's nothing like a crisis to create a need for connection and speed to trust and really fortunate that the company and the teammates i've been so welcoming and and willing to just assume good and thompson and wanna move forward versus having to do some of that initial stuff so it was pretty fast and no one's kicked me out where seven munson and i'm still here. Things are going pretty well considering so i always try to ask everybody to begin about. Decision making frameworks before alamo draft house. You will see a large group of planet fitness locations. You were at disney before that. Tell me about your general way of making decisions. How do you think about evaluating your choices and actually make coming to a decision. I think it's a couple of things one is just knowing who and what you are Is the beauty of everywhere. I've worked has had a really clear sense of their purpose and values and the problems that they're trying to solve in this world So always starting with that framework and You know driving from there. I think that one of the things that i took from starbucks and hug valued over the years is that you always put people into that that equation So when you're looking at a decision at the stake holders it's your customers you know it's the people on your team You know having all those all those points of view and then sometimes it is the broader community depending on what the product is. And so i think if you start there and then you put it in a good good dose of data and a good dose of your gut usually. That's a great way to go. I mean that's pretty simple and obviously depending on the complexity of what you bring in or don't bring in but you know it's it really is values and people and direction to other reason. I asked that question is because right. Now you're managing in a crisis where there is a flood of data. You have a very physical plant kind of business. People go to a movie theater and sit down and stay there for a while. How are you managing the influx of covid information. There's a massively disjointed federal and state response there's people who are refusing to wear masters right before he came on new york city closed at schools. Again it feels like there's just a flow of information about the pandemic and how it's going and how we're handling it you say there's a lot of data but the data is a messy. The points of view are messy. How are you just managing that. Yeah that's a great question. And i appreciate. And i really want to reemphasize the lack of coordinated government approach is like crippling the nation. And if there is a message. And i know lots of people are saying this but if there is a message to our government right now It is critical that they have a coordinated approach. And the way that we're approaching a is one you know just my own prayer experience living and working in china and seeing how this has been approached in the past You know helps watching countries that are you know and businesses in countries that are making good. Decisions helps And then we've just been just trying to take a very steady approach. And that is with the information that we do now and that is not constantly changing and some of that is but there are a few constance out. There you know is how can we make our experience as safe as possible from purchasing your ticket to the minute you leave the theater and we haven't wavered from that you know we've done a lot of you know pretty scrappy fast innovation for online ordering Both of tickets and food Eat a how you come into the theater doing the spacing that people. So that six foot distance we had before it was popular You know we said that we were gonna enforce mass for everybody. We thought about our kitchens creating a smaller menu so that we can social distance within our kitchens. How do we not breathe on to touch food. How do we help. People exit the theater. I mean you just name it. We've taken every single precaution that we can and we've gone as far as we could. So we've just said what is the safest ridge of possibility and yes. There's going to be this constant complex information but until there's something that comes in that says differently we're not gonna waiver And and that's suspend our approach. And i don't know with all the variables out there how anyone can do it differently. Is that a set of advisors team members. You needed to build. I feel like most movie theater chain in a lot of like epidemiologists on staff before covid but now all of us are you know we're all looking for the that expertise while looking for those guidelines. Have you built that muscle and that skill evaluate those decisions. Well we do have a really great source of a lot of people who are willing to help us. Whether it's you know our our p. firm ultimately capital gives us a ton of information and advice whether it's you know our our insurance and brokers on that side bringing a ton of advice and then you know we've got strong relationships with University of texas. Ut you know and the information that you can get you know publicly so you know. We've we've probably done with a lot of people do we. Don't have a ton of money right now. Our resources are very skinny. We've had to kind of do it yourself as best as possible. And we'll continue to to probably operate in that method but it comes back to that need for a government approach to this and the government really could be doing a better job at providing clear guidance that does not consistently changed to businesses and quite frankly equitable to businesses equitable. I just small examples in some cities. We're not allowed to open. Are we can open. But we can't serve food yet. The restaurant next door consider food That just doesn't make sense You know in in how you operate you know what's the logic and a simple clear set of criteria that everyone operates off of because part of the problem. Is this the noise and the and the confusion that goes out to the to arc arc our customers. Our you know it safe here. But it's not safe with you and and people can't discern that you know so it really should be agnostic to the business what what is safe. And what's not to the best that we know today right. Yeah asking for a lot probably well. there's new administration. We'll see how it goes us. One of the things about the pandemic that i've heard from many ceo's executives at this is still rated trends that we already saw coming in some cases. Those trends are positive. We've seen a massive celebration in commerce. Ever already saw that coming. We just turn the knob up. There's been a pretty loud conversation for years about the future of movie theaters and some of that is played out in different ways. Like rom coms. Don't really get made by hollywood but every other netflix show is like basically around calm. And so we've just seen the dynamics of the industry change. I've always thought of alamo draft house has being slightly different than your average trig antic chain movie theater you have. Food isn't experience. You're running old movies. People come there as a social event. Do you see it as this is accelerating the trend. That was already coming or you know you started by saying we'll just get back to work when it's over. Do you see this. As as an aberration on the planet you already had for for your company so yes the world is accelerating in many ways. What won't go out of style. His community on social experiences. And so i think while the industry was right for disruption and racine that alamos secret sauce really right is creating. These communal experiences for people bringing the community together to laugh cry gas. Whatever but have fun together and that won't go out of style and so for us it will be going back to the secret sauce of what makes us special

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'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids

"Sesame Street is offering a podcast to give kids a break from screen time while still offering educational entertainment I marches are a letter with the latest and this is a mystery podcast with Foley and friends features Foley the sound maker monster and her sidekick Mikey the microphone their guests include Sesame Street regulars like Elmo Big Bird and cookie monster puppeteer Lindsay bring skills fully her voice Rick says it's awesome because she just has to think about her voice not the hand motions or lip sinking episodes are released on Amazon's audible service and come out on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks

"Up you push. A huge shadow to all of our listeners. That are engaging with us and and writing we we had a full feedback loop section, but obviously, we're already over an hour long. So we will be doing feedback thing next week. Thank you for your patience with us as we're dealing with stuff and didn't have the time to do two full episodes. This week we will. We're not quitting anytime soon regardless of our comments earlier. We'll keep up with this. So please do keep writing us, keep tweeting us join our discord We really appreciate all the feedback. It's really the only reason that we continue to do this because you know. We're not paying the bills or anything. Don't. Pay Some. Paying some bills. The bills for the PODCAST I'll give you that. So and yes. What Brian said and yeah. Tuesday is going to be a feedback extravaganza probably only that 'cause I'm not coming back until late Monday night. Shit. I actually that's fine. We got so much feedback that it's more than enough to keep us entertained so. Shout out to my docs. So thanks for keeping me alive at least one more day although you know after this who knows maybe I'll just fall dead walk into the back to that. I don't know. I just don't know anymore until next Jason to Filipo and I'm Brian. Shaw. MEISTER. Thanks for listening to crump. You'll geeks the is Labor love support keeps the show going if you like the show please visit Geojedo shows slash donate to help us out will love you forever or visit Geojedo shop and pick up some good old fashioned Geo G. Swag and if you can't do that, then please pass the show along to a friend word of mouth is the only way this show grows because facebook. Advertisements, don't work. So spread the grump far and wide shots for this episode of Ju- G., dot show slash four, seventy six trying to build some energy here at the end for people who actually make it to the very at home free at home Brian. Come on from there, you can find links to old episodes, leave feedback, ask questions the show why are swag and get links to stuff we like stay fucking grumpy you might pay for the whole seat, but you're only going to need the edge Sunday Sunday.

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"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks

"They think it's fantastic but I can't even can't even fathom present play on that. Yeah. It's not for you as a sports ball guy I'm able to get through it and I've I've actually thoroughly enjoyed it. It was good. Could have been four episodes instead of T.. Yeah exactly. Exactly. But. In the thing is that like even back then I had bowl shirts you know I was wearing my wearing my Jordan shoes I even went to my meeting today I was wearing Air Jordan. You know, I'm a fan of Michael Jordan even though he's a Dick but you know he did bring home the trophy many times in Chicago but. I've been through it. I've been to I've actually been to a bowl parade. So come on I. Think I put my time and I don't have to watch that the closest I got is listening to rage against Machines Bulls on parade about ten thousand times when I was eighteen. fucking hate rage against some Sheen Damn. Not a big fan either but I did love that song back and. And I want to give a shout out to what I often called. Our Sisters Show our Canadian show, a Geeks and beats, which was a Canadian version of kind of what we do. There was one guy that was kind of super enter the music industry and one guy that was superindent technology and they talked about a lot of the same stuff that we didn't I always enjoyed their show and it Kinda came as a bit of a surprise but not really, they just recorded their final episode they are calling a day. If you listen to the final episode, you'll understand why and Jason talk about their numbers later and Have a few discussions about of course, they're gonNA shut down the show. But it was sad to see them. Go I always really enjoyed listening to it although I will have to say. The past few months you could tell that they were busy with other stuff and we're kind of just phoning it in so. If, you don't have the time to do it. Don't do it. Here's the thing about that. Though this is the second time that we've had this on the show, the R.I.P Geeks and beats the took a hiatus and they were never very specific about it. They just kind of disappeared for a long time and then the game back. But this time they actively like the got on all their people that had been writing for them and this was the finale final goodbye it's done..

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"elmo" Discussed on Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"elmo" Discussed on Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

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"elmo" Discussed on Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"elmo" Discussed on Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

"And then I had some bad ones just from binary thinkers who wanted to lash back? They don't get it. Then I had a couple angry. Ones and I wanted to bring these up. Because I think they're important. One of them was an FTP post. And if you know what that means, you get the. Death the police and another one had was Kinda, the seem tone, and it was about all cops being bad because the picture that I posted, was of a block protester and a black police officer, and they were fist bumping. Police officers bicycle as a barricade, and it just showed both of them kneeling and connecting, and I thought that was really important for on a number of levels and I think you can probably follow the reasons why it's so powerful to me. It was one of the most powerful photos I have seen of the protests up to this point. And the two comments that I got in regards to FTP and all cops are bad. I wanted to make sure that they understood was is that if you lump everybody in the same group? It's binary thinking and it's also zero sum or absolute is thinking, and that type of limited thinking is what got us into this? In the first place? It's what has created the systemic problems. Problems that we're dealing with and has created the racism that the country has been dealing with for four hundred years. The thing we have to get away from is the binary thinking, and the all or nothing thinking and welcome the fact that some cops want to Neil, so we can't vilify one party or the other just like you can't vilify all the Republicans because I'm one. And there are a lot of us out there. If you go to the Lincoln Project or Republicans Voting Against Trump I've contributed to both of those causes and I continue to contribute to both of those causes all that going forward. A lot of people say oh, you know what's happening on the, or how is this making an impact? I'M GONNA. Run down just a few things in terms of what has happened since all of this started minneapolis bands choke holds, and they're thinking about disbanding the police force that doesn't mean getting rid of the police force that means just creating a different type of force similar to Camden. New Jersey did which is more of a community based policing Dallas adopted duty to intervene New Jersey's attorney. General said the state will update its use of force guidelines I. Know that I just heard here in Phoenix that they're banding chokehold in Maryland. A bipartisan group of State lawmakers announced police reform La. La City Council introduced a motion to reduce LAPD's budget by one point, eight billion I'm GONNA. Get more into the behold budget thing in the morning police issue a little bit later, the police brutality that have been caught on camera and I just saw there is there are over five hundred cases of this happening with during the protests so far they have led to near media, suspensions and firings of offers in several cities, monuments, celebrating confederates or removed in a number of cities, including deep South cities, and even including in European cities and I believe. It was Bristol that they removed A. Slave traders statue and threw it in to the bay where he used to dock the slave ships. How's that for symbolism? The street in front of the White House is renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza. Globally rallies in memorials have have been held in Mexico Canada..

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