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The Cecil Hotel: Terror, Murder, and Death in the World's Scariest Hotel
"The great depression changed the cels neighborhood. Dramatically downtown. la once a hot spot for tourists and nightlife became a hub for newly homeless. Thousands of people flocked downtown with nowhere to live and the area. Around the sel hotel became skid row. No longer a west coast. Gatsby esque destination. The hotel became known as a hang out for drug addicts runaways and as opposed on all that interesting dot com. Put it quote criminals far from its first days as the paul of the great depression settled over the country. The seasonal became home to a growing number of suicides and unfortunate deaths. The first successful suicide on record at the seoul was in nineteen thirty one forty six year. Old w k norton was found dead in his room after having taken poison pills he was found only a few hours after he died by the made. Police found more poison capsules in his pocket. Norton had checked into the hotel is james willis from chicago but police were able to correctly. Identify him from the numerous checks. He had with them. Made out to mrs m. c. norton in manhattan beach california just about a half an hour south of la in nineteen thirty to twenty five year. Old benjamin dotage was found in his hotel room having shot himself to death. Benjamin left no note two years after that. A former sergeant in the army medical corps fifty-three-year-old. Louis de bordon slashed his own throat in his room at the hotel. He cited ill health as the reason in his suicide note. Nine hundred thirty seven. Another military veteran jumped to his death from the top of the hotel landing on a skylight below. There is maddeningly little information about these people other than how they died. Apparently the appetite for true crime wasn't quite so hardy. A hundred years ago there were so many suicides at the c. soul that by the nineteen forties. The hotel had earned the nickname the suicide
Bourbon, Banter, and the Best of 2020!! - burst 02
"Welcome back everyone to the broken court. Podcast episode to who. I'm dan aaron jake and right. Now i'm gonna throw it over to my man aaron for our toast since it's real close to valentine's day. I thought i would give a valentine's toast one of those cheesy almost greeting card. Esque toast hallmark. Here's here's to you. So roses are red violets are blue. Don't get me flowers bourbon. Will do cheers. cheers everyone. Damn let's get stuff so right now. World bourbon news. Going around out of new rift still company out of newport kentucky. Something that's kind of Near and dear to my heart. Since i do work in the world fast food. They're doing something really cool for all of us New riff is putting out a fifteen year. Straight bourbon whiskey. they're calling. i believe it's called. Relief is bottled in bond. Just like all of their other products. Distilled in indiana. By what what we can only think is mvp. Because they're the only ones. I think are going to have the stocks that are up there in fifteen years and i think it is. Gp wouldn't surprise me. The barrels were purchased out of mvp and again that's all speculative but they were stored at their warehouse with the remainder of their time and this run is limited to just nine hundred if not less only to be distributed out of their distillery for the price of two hundred dollars. I think i tweeted about that. Too on the burkan broken corker twitter page to if you wanna if you wanna get in more in depth about it. I believe he did. But that two hundred dollars is going to go to benefit Restaurant workers around the ohio and kentucky area. I believe that release is going to benefit. Both the ohio restaurant employee relief fund and the northern kentucky chamber of commerce who's in charge of distributing the funds to people who need it the most for more on that you can check us out on facebook at the broken court crew is our facebook group or you can follow new riff on all of their social media for more information on that release. And i'm sure it's going to be amazing man. I think you know what a great especially this time of year. What a great a cinnamon for them to do. I mean cove is really hit. That service industry pretty hard. It's ruined a lot of people and you don't see a lot of people talking about i. Understand nurses and doctors are at the forefront of all of this kovin but they don't talk a lot about like like your fast food workers who have been working throughout the entire thing. I mean i've been fast food. I have not stopped working since covert started. Yeah and i mean. God bless all the frontline workers as far as medical is concerned because they are. They're in close contact. All that like i said are the forefront of all of this but you rarely hear about anyone else you know. Keeping america fed keeping america clothed. Everything like that. So big shout out to all our healthcare workers and big shoutout to all our fast food workers. Anyone who's working retail right now and all of our truckers keeping everyone delivered to and everyone stocked up so we can get through this together. Definitely a big shout to the truckers. So we have a new segment on the show. And i want mr jake over there to take it over. Oh yeah this is our new segment. It's called what's cracking so basically what it is. We give a shoutout to whatever we've had since last podcast. Something's good something you drink and right now something you wanna tell everybody about to me. It was new roof winter whiskey. I tried that a good friend at a bar. Bought that around for actually me and dan and you talk about unbelievable. That's one of the best new products i've had. It really really is. I haven't had very many and of what i've had it. It's up there. I really so good. It opened my eyes to new roof and made me wanna do a little bit more research into their products. And then i mean on top of all of that. We found out about this thing that you just talked about the fifteen year. Oh yeah what's cracking for you. So what's cracking for me. I've had a couple of new bottles. I'm gonna give a couple of honorable. Mentions i never had seventeen ninety. Two bottle in bonn. I know very very strange. But i had that and it's delicious. If you can get your hands on bottle relatively cheap. I paid forty five ninety nine for man. I think that's right around retail so also from french. Lick indiana lead w sinclair four grain. It's called the iconoclast It's a four product from them. What happened long story short. They had three barrels. That were of the league w sinclair that. We're just a little off. They didn't say whether it was a good offer a bad off. They just said it was often. So they mix those three bottles together and made the iconoclasts. But the one. I really really wanna talk about is the o. H ingram whiskey It is from brown water. Bourbon company out of nashville. Where the whisky comes from. What happens with it. It's really cool. They on the mississippi river in an o o h ingram. Born and so really. Yeah so they have Redone this barge completely rick house out of it and so what
Bourbon, Banter, and the Best of 2020!! - burst 02
"Welcome back everyone to the broken court. Podcast episode to who. I'm dan aaron jake and right. Now i'm gonna throw it over to my man aaron for our toast since it's real close to valentine's day. I thought i would give a valentine's toast one of those cheesy almost greeting card. Esque toast hallmark. Here's here's to you. So roses are red violets are blue. Don't get me flowers bourbon. Will do cheers. cheers everyone.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law
"Citizens, Jimmy Lai. Lai. Has Has been been charged charged with with endangering endangering Chinese Chinese national national security. security. The The businessman businessman and and media media million million billionaire billionaire who's who's in in prison prison in in Hong Hong Kong Kong at at the the moment, moment, is is the the most most high high profile person to be charged under sweeping new law covering conspiring with foreign forces. And carrying a maximum life sentence. Antony DAP. Iran is a lawyer and writer in Hong Kong who spells out what these charges against Mr Lai mean for the direction of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. He's being charged with colluding with foreign forces under the National security law. It's very significant given that Jimmy Lai is such a high profile figure among of the pro democracy parties in Hong Kong. But it's not surprising. It's always expected that he would be one of the key targets under the law after it was introduced. What sorts of things has, he said about Beijing that have obviously cause such a fence. Well, he has bean very public in calling for sanctions to be imposed on both the Hong Kong and Chinese governments in retaliation for their actions here in Hong Kong, and that is specifically under the law constitute the the act of colluding with foreign forces. And so that's the the the actions that we expect that has got him into trouble This time. It's quite a sweeping law, isn't it? And he's not the first to fall foul of it. That's right. It is a very broad law drafted in such a wide way that it can catch all sorts of act. Devotees are so far there have been four people arrested and charged under the law. None of those cases have yet worked their way through the court system. So we don't yet know how Hongkong's judges are going to define the parameters off this law, but it's certainly potentially could be very broad. Reaching indeed. Can you tell us about the case of a teenage activist called Tony Cheung? Yes, Tony chill has been charged under the National security law for inciting succession and subversion. And this is in relation to social media posts that he's alleged to have made with messages of diligently promoting Hong Kong independence or subverting the government. He's also being charged with it with a number of other offenses, including just today he was convicted off. Desecrating the national flag for snatching a Chinese flag off a pro Beijing demonstrator at a protest. He's also facing other charges resulting from his various protest activities. How successful a warning shot Against other protesters. Do you think that these actions are, it's certainly likely to be very intimidating to other protesters and and pro democracy activists in Hong Kong. This is all part of a much broader campaign by the authorities here to crack down on all forms of dissent, and that has included, of course, arrests under the National Security law and under other Hong Kong laws. It's also included the disqualification of legislators the intimidation of the media a crackdown on the education system. All of this really designed to silence any form of dissent here in Hong Kong, and it certainly is having an effect in terms of intimidating people. I think you've described what's going on in Hong Kong in the moment as CAFTA esque. Maybe you could explain what you mean for those who might not be familiar with the works of France, CAFTA Yes. I mean, what we're seeing in Hong Kong isn't often arbitrary Use off state power or the use of the state and the Lauren and I about predictable and inconsistent ways. And you really see it in the way that the government challenges these pro democracy activists and protesters with all sorts of legal charges, often it being unclear exactly what the behavior is that they're being charged with. So I think for many of the pro democracy community here, it feels a little like they are lost in a sort of Casca narrative, not Quite sure when the Lord is going to to swept upon them. Clearly, Beijing thinks it can do things like charge. Businessman Jimmy Lie with impunity is that the case is standing up for Hong Kong falling down the list of priorities for Western governments. It certainly seems that even if Western governments are inclined to take action, this little action they can take that is likely to have any impact on the Chinese government. And we've seen that with sanctions that the United States has a Lied to both Hong Kong and Beijing government leaders. They seem to have have reacted really with defiance. I'm haven't changed their policies or approaches in Hong Kong. It all have been very dismissive of the sanctions and the impact that they've been having all these leaders. And so even these sorts of very assertive actions are not able to sort of change. Attack that the Chinese government is taking here. I'm not sure what else will and so I think that China certainly regards any action by foreign government as an interference in China's internal affairs, and they've given every indication they don't intend to be influenced by that. Antony Dappy ran in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, a reporter working for the American news agency Bloomberg has been detained by the authorities in China. Hayes fan who's a Chinese national hasn't been in contact with her employers for four days now. Robin Brent is the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai and asked him what more we knew about her detention. Well, the truth is not much or we have is the details coming from the American news agency Bloomberg, which were released late today, on Friday, China Time Now they say they last heard from her in a conversation with her editors before lunch on Monday. They haven't heard from her since. But shortly after that conversation, she was seen being escorted from her apartment in Beijing by blankly. Those police officers and in the intervening four days, Bloomberg say they've been in touch with the government here. They've been in touch with the Chinese Embassy in the United States because hes Fanny's a Chinese national on itwas on Thursday when they discovered confirmation that she had been detained. She had been taken and she was being questioned in relation to allegations off breaching national security and the Chinese authorities have recent form. Don't they were foreign journalists are concerned Australian journalists flown out of China recently. American journalists not having their press cards renewed. Yes, I mean, you know, we could have ah, much more longer and detailed conversation about whether that how this fits in with the diplomatic hostilities between the United States and China. Between China on Australia and the Chinese government's use of its very ambiguous national security law to target people to target journalists for things other than genuine allegations off breaching the law, But look a Chinese born Australian journalists Chen Lei, who worked for the state run TV CT TN station, She was detained several months ago in similar circumstances. She hasn't been seen since. Details about her fate have not been forthcoming. There is some continuation that this may be linked to that, but we just don't know the evacuation as it was off to journalists. Australian journalists a couple of months ago linked to Chang Le's detention Pretty much ended Australia's ability to report from this country. Certainly when it comes to TV, anyway. Yesterday as well was the two year anniversary to the day off the detention on Don't going detention off two Canadians Michael Coverage of Michael's favor. One of businessmen want a former diplomat, two men who were detained by China in China. In the days following the arrest of a very high profile Kuala Way telecom company executive in Canada. So look, it's seen on used frankly, by the Chinese as a tool is a tactic off diplomacy, but I have to say We don't know any details about Hayes fans detention why she's being detained how she was detained where she's being detained because the Chinese authorities are not saying so. They're simply confirming that they have her. What does it say, though about the state of Open reporting in China, particularly by foreign nationals, the foreign correspondent's Club of China Says. It's very alarmed, for instance. Yeah, but it's hard here. It's hard for foreign nationals that believe me. It's even harder for Chinese nationals. Hayes fan is a Chinese national. She's an experienced journalist she's working for Bloomberg. Last three years, but other organizations before that, and she is what's known as a news assistant here. Chinese nationals aren't allowed to be employed to do what I do to report you know, prominently in newspapers or on camera or on the radio. They can only be employed his news assistance. But that is a huge understatement of what they do. I have a Chinese colleague who is my new system and she is absolutely vital to our operation here in Shanghai. That was Robin Brent, who's the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai.
"esque" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"Wherever you listen to podcasts. On Wednesday morning NASA tweeted quote. did anyone here that end quote? And then they waited six hours as people speculated and freaked out before following up their tweet with a link to their soundcloud. An unlike folks who get three thousand retweets and then try to shoot their shot. NASA's soundcloud link was intentional and super cool. It's a new halloween themed playlist featuring sounds from the depths of space called sinister sounds of the solar system. It features MOANS and whistles from quakes on Mars, the Auroras of Jupiter blasts of energy and CASSIOPEIA plasma waves, solar winds, and the ancient universe. NASA describes the sounds of the ancient universe as promotional sound waves captured by the plank telescope and translated into frequencies we can actually hear. Quoting NASA before they're any stars or galaxies thirteen point, eight, billion years ago. Our universe was just a ball of hot plasma, a mixture of electrons, protons, and light. Sound. Waves shook this infant universe triggered by minute or quantum fluctuations happening just moments after the Big Bang that created our universe. As these sound waves propagated through the young universe they left imprints on the matter and light much like patterns made by waves on the surface of a pond into which a stone has been dropped. These patterns were imprinted as slightly brighter and darker patches in the light by mapping this ancient light that has traveled through space and time plank can essentially see the sound echoes. Of the early universe for the sound file the patterns in the sky observed by playing Kevin translated to audible frequencies. This sound mapping represents a fifty active compression in going from the actual wavelengths of the primordial sound waves around four hundred, fifty, thousand light years or around forty seven octaves below the lowest note on a piano to the wavelengths that we can hear and quotes. The whole list is worth a listen and none of the tracks are that long. So it won't take you too long to listen to but I do WanNa play you clip from the track juno musical tones from Jupiter waves para giove four, which I think would really set the stage if you're looking for a soundtrack for your haunted house or Virtual Party this weekend. I really would like to see some kind of haunted house or like art display walkthrough featuring these tracks as part of their sound design. I mean they really work for something like that. If, you want to listen to the rest of them. Hit Up that soundcloud link in the show notes. As the descent into cooler weather and seasonal marketing began stores like bath and body works and target packed their shelves with endless candle offerings of every sent. You could possibly imagine I found about five different types of waffle scented candles in bath and body works as fall lineup alone, and if you're into these kinds of seasonal or year round, but still hyper specific sense but you're not a candle person I have good news for you. Plato has just announced a line of their famous molding clay four adults even though the classic kids Plato all come in the same distinctive sense only differing visually by color. The new adult line features sense like Spa Day Lord of the lawn and overpriced lot. Quoting ad week grill king offers up smokey Barbecue Centered Plato while Dad's sneakers promises dad jokes in a can mom jeans on the other hand has a freshly washed denim since which parent company Hasbro says offers the feeling of genes that are both comfy and flattering in Plato. Form, and quotes. The cans are packaged in black cardboard with the plastic scoop in sold in six packs for the same price as a kid twelve pack each sent is illustrated on the packaging and a kind of style that lets you know Plato is in on the joke but that this is actually a serious product and not just a gift. And it's not clear when the company first developed. The idea although has bruce vp of Global Brand Strategy Greg. Lombardo has long noted that people never really grow out of Plato, and if any year were the ones to tap the market for creative self care products for adults twenty twenty is it's Without. Even having to look on twitter I know that this Plato for grownups is going to be decried as another example of how millennials refused to grow up never mind the fact that it was probably conceived of boomer or Gen xer at least. But without letting that judgment ruined my fun I've got to say I'm Kinda into this I mean between all the creative sense and the potential as a tool for stress relief it really is just more like an interactive candle one that won't burn down your house if left unattended. that. Is it for this week as always, the show was produced by ride home media and cocky dot org objects and bird and I'm going to go designed my own space themed haunted house. I. Hope You have a great Halloween celebrate and I will talk to you again on. Monday..
Anchor and Spotify launch 'shows with music'
"Though. Here comes the music. Have you always wanted music in your show one now's your chance anchor and spotify have launched shows with music. A chance for proper full radio type shows with fold tracks however shows only pair spotify and your listeners only hear the songs in full with spotify premium bond musicians do get paid as they would with any other spotify played. If you're in the US you can earn with anchor sponsorships, but you can also upload your own adds to it's available. Now in six countries and episodes containing music will undergo a review process before being published to spotify. UK Radio Executive Matt Deegan notes that his show was rejected because he didn't talk enough and the ants that if anyone asks it definitely isn't radio and it doesn't mean that songs have come to podcasts. One example of how the spotify in can use might make things better for listeners is mine nineties playlist. It's a new show from Sony Music entertainment with the first episode featuring deep dive into TLC's no scrubs. It's a three minute thirty, four second song on a Sony Music Record Label. But on the podcast is played for less than two minutes and continually talked over by the hosts apart from one thousand, five seconds clip to hear the song in full on spotify least would surely be a good thing. Google spas speakers use Google podcasts as you guess. But what if you use podcasts are antenna potter even spotify new podcasts setting section has been spotted by android police, which will enable you to change the default podcast provider in Google assistant in the future. Congratulations to the founder of good pods. Jj Rambert who's been honored in INC magazine's female founders one hundred list. The social podcasting APP has users like Malcolm Plant well and Kim. Kardashian. British podcasts at to be translated into new languages. Something else shows to be translated into Spanish. Danish and German by Danish PODCAST PLATFORM PARTY MO and listener is new PODCAST APP for android. It promises now you couldn't remember everything you find interesting in podcast with listener you can tap one button save the time and convert what you just heard into text looks quite cold twitter a podcast conglomerate checked it out for us. Cost Movement virtual is less than a week away, and if you're a fan of Aloof British accents than you can join our Edison James Curtain that's me once reviewed as James Corden esque to my Ferrara Anyway I'll be leasing a conversation around emerging international markets in podcasting and why you should care. Spain's your net of lack telera music. Kenya's pulled Rogo of Africa pod fest and Malaysia as Norman Chennault Todd. Lovers. Asia. Are On the panel with me please join me. An 'cause News Ruby Jones the host of the seven am podcast in Australia is interviewed by media will link to that today pause play was released last month podcast about live music a global pandemic and walk comes next it's new from KT KT x studios looks at the live music scene in Austin Texas and beyond and crooked media's pod. Save America has possibly snagged their biggest guests yet former president of Barack Obama. He has things to say about the census birtherism misinformation and rage,
Wall Street Week Ahead: After monster rally, investors cautious as U.S. recovery wobbles
"We start with that monster rally on Wall Street today the SNP up more than one and a half percent and the Dow jumping over four hundred points. As you can see there, the Nasdaq also up nearly two percent leading those markets, higher energy stocks, financials, and the small caps as well. Investors appearing hopeful a new deal for stimulus is coming down the Pike but markets are still down significantly for the month does today's action give you a reason to perhaps be more optimistic and for that perhaps I I will turn to you first. dominated. Welcome. It's always wonderful to have you on board got a bonus hour with you. So that's fantastic and you know I think the answer. Your question is yes but you can't say that in a vacuum something we talked about over the last couple of weeks was you probably see a short term market bottom on a day the market sells off and the volatility index sells off with it and you actually saw that. Over a few days, NOP can speak to this vicks topped out around thirty six, and as the market was selling off, the VIX was selling off down to the twenty five and a half level that gave you a pretty good indication that maybe we were going to bottom. I mentioned that because one of the things we said now for a while off that low that we made a week and a half or two. Weeks ago the obvious move at this point was probably a moved back to the prior all time high of thirty, three, ninety, three that we made back in February and Steve can speak to this because now does that make sense for that reason it also makes sense because it would be a text book, fifty percent correction of the recent, all time high and the low. We made a couple of weeks ago. So the. Answer is yes. But let's see what happens when we get there and when I say when because I do think we're GONNA rally another forty or so snp handles. All right. So Steve, let's bring you in because guy teed it up for you. There is this level is this a market right now the action you've seen that makes you feel as though you're comfortable being long comfortable putting new money to work right now. So I know everyone wants to have that gut instinct of being positive on the overall market and this market has shown you nothing. But positively, because that gap tom is closing from the corona bottom to when we finally actually restart the economy. But you talked about a couple of levels, fifty percents I'm sorry, the fifty day moving average I heard you talking about today on air thirty, three, fifty, three. So we closed right around that level that's why people are keying in on that level where did we bounce from the hundred day moving average which was thirty, two tech? So this is technically A great set up to play it for a bounce. But the problem is we still have what the problem was. We have an overbought market granted. We work that awful just a little bit. But what has been the most overbought the tech space the most bloated names, those six or ten names that we all focus on. Doesn't mean that. Have not. Rally doesn't mean that other sectors have doubt rally. But it's time to take a pause because the market and the economy or two totally different things. A lot of volatility going forward the biggest thing for me dumb month end quarter in this week. So I heard. I heard it was mentioned prior to us on closing bell I still think it's a big deal I. still think people were under weight energy. We had emanate today I still think people are underweight financials. We saw those rally today what sold off what rallied into month and I think that's what you have to keep an eye on. Let's see if it lasts a week or so Tim Seymour over the last week over the last five days of looking at our screens here it says that the big one of the bigger cloud computing. Is Up over three percent semiconductors that particular ETF the ticker SMH look at a lot is up over three percent right now for five trading days, we also saw financials and energy to Steve's point lead the rally today. So those are two different parts of the market both assuming some kind of leadership role does that then mean that there is this kind of all clear signal, the bad and the good are going up at the same time. Downgrade having you getting me to say you've got an all clear signal is something that's tough to do But I I hear where you are, and if you look at the triple cues and the Nasdaq one hundred, you've rallied almost six percent over three sessions. The semi's which they have multiple times over the last couple of years and certainly coming out of the worst dacoven to have have certainly been a leader and something to follow it. In fact, they've they've kind of lead the way. So both of these are now back over the fifty Todd Gordon will be your to talk some. Of the technicals and a bit, but you're talking about the broadening of the market and to the extent that maybe you're excited today about the move in retail and in small caps and along with that with the banks, and if you look at the European banks were up over three and a half percent. So these are the parts of the mark that I think people wanna see the good news for all investors. So back to at least where you've had an all clear and where I don't think anything has changed is the guys who talked about some oversold conditions I have to do that I. Think. The Nasdaq can contract can correct further down and I I mentioned kind of those late June early July levels but the Fed is still very much your I think the payroll numbers this weaker are going to give you some sense of where the labor market certainly is going to need a lot more fiscal health than just with monetary policy is but I think you've got a case where you've at least seen parts of the economy. Especially, the transports give you a lot of reason for confidence in terms of leadership and they lead you on the way down from two thousand, eighteen to. Twenty thousand nine hundred and transports have been outperforming the market for the last almost four months now. So many key bellwether esque type parts of the market that we're watching right now. So I'M GONNA turn now to Pete and Jerry, and I know that you're on the news line with us right now at CNBC let's talk a little bit about what you're seeing in terms of trading action there is there something that makes you feel as though this is a constructive environment or are we do for a little bit more consolidation perhaps even some more discount pricing in the coming weeks ahead of the election. Well I certainly could see the consolidation side of it. Tom. This. Also though in the derivatives world where I live I gotTA. Tell you something a lot of bullish activity over recent weeks and and it just continues to come come in now A. Lotta that short term today we are seeing a little bit longer term type offer. Options that we were seeing whether we're buying in major indices. So I'm not even just talking specific names or whatever. I'm just talking about indifferent indices across the board we're seeing some buying. So it felt like a bullish tone potentially, but not as much short-term as we had been seeing that makes it a little bit more interesting because it's very easy to sit there in the very short term in. This movement that we are seeing but to commit to buy those kind of premiums that you've got to to be able to go out to January and December that says a lot more about what the what, what they really are feeling those very large buyers out there in the marketplace. So volatility guy brought this up and I just have to address this real quick volatility was selling off all day. It was doing early then it started to sell off. We actually nearly closed on the absolute lows of the session, which was pretty interesting to see how that volatility index was coming down as market came down from being up five hundred down to four hundred yourself. A lot of different things going on right now. But certainly, there are sectors that I'm impressed with the do lead us a little bit. More so out where we have been recently light transports like material and a few other names I like seeing what we thought financial today. But that's one day. We haven't been able to see financial foot back to back to back days together for a very long period of time. So that nothing I think we got to watch very very closely. All
Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?
"Campaign Campaign 2020. 2020. We We don't don't have have long long to to wait wait for for Joe Joe Biden Biden to to announce announce his his running running mate. mate. It's It's expected expected to to happen happen next next week. week. As As the the list list is is narrowed. narrowed. California California Democratic Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is considered a key contender. She's 66 chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. We talk about Bass with Washington Post political analyst and data columnist David Beiler, who has continued his Siri's looking at various potential Biden. Runningmate. Karen Bass would be governing choice rather than election choice. You know, she's a representative from California, California is not exactly a swing state so she doesn't have exactly those advantages. But her advantages would really come into play. Actually, when buying is in office so fast is widely known as someone who is a compromiser who sort of an incrementalist, not someone who is necessarily a purist, which really sets with Biden's governing style. He talks a lot about wanting to negotiate and compromise with the Republicans as much as possible. She is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. On DSO. Dominating paths would be a real nod to multiple different groups that have been important to the buying campaign. There's black women who are the most Democratic demographic group in the country. There are black congressional leaders like Jim Clyburn, who helped revive Biden's campaign when it was really on the ropes in late February of this year. Andi. She's someone who I think you've seen in recent interviews has some instincts that are a little bit Biden esque When asked about the defund the police slogan she sort of did to step that. I think you reminded me. A fine one was to say, I don't like defund the police as a slogan, which is smart because that collection of words does not pull well. At the same time, we're sort of able to say they're these elements of the plans that I support. And those are elements of the plans that her constituents like so she kind of has a lot of stylistic things and a lot of talents and abilities that I think makes her sort of governing pick if you well, you alluded to this about the fact that she's from California, and you're not gonna get a Republican victory in California at least on this level. Is that the one downside to abiding bass ticket or are there others? I think the other downside is that the vetting Been relatively minimal compared to some of the other candidates. Now, Obviously, the buying campaign is doing their own betting with every candidate right now, and you know, putting him through the paces and seeing if there's something going on That they wouldn't want on their ticket. But Bass within the last couple months has come under fire for remarks where she called Fidel Castro commandant and Hef and sort of had a tone that lot of other people. Democrats from Florida in particular did not appreciate so the question with passes. Is there more baggage? When you look at someone like Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? They've already been through the wringer and a presidential primary. Susan Rice has already gone through a Senate confirmation hearing. So the question with bass is also just Is there anything that you don't know that might be harmful, and the answer might be know that by knows everything and that there's nothing else there. But You know, there's some amount of risk in a pick that hasn't been in the public eye so much. David Beiler, political analysts and data columnist for The Washington Post, joining us on Skype.
Queen Elizabeth II joins virtual unveiling of portrait
"Washington Queen Elizabeth joined Saturday and the virtual unveiling of a new portrait commissioned by Britain's Foreign Office to honor her services to diplomacy. The portrait of the monarch by Mariam esque offense is pay tribute to the queen's work and promoting UK interests all over the world. The unveiling took place during a virtual visit in which the monarch was told about how the foreign office handle the shock wave of the Corona virus pandemic and brought thousands of British
The Xbox Series X Games Showcase
"The Sega Genesis and the mega drive as well. But my friend, it's a consul of a different kind that was showcased earlier today. We're recording this and that was the xbox series. X was on full display. Ours the power, and see all the Nice Shiny Games that are coming out very soon in the not too distant future Oh. At least we hope so, but some I. Know are not going to be there at the time of launch, but. It is the experts series x showcase, some of the games that were announced and shown off games like a new Ford shock upon all shocks. A new four is coming out. What do you know? New Fable game which I know, a lot of people are excited about as dusk falls nice, interactive sort of really different, looking Cel, shaded cartoonish, but with a serious serious dramatic side to it that would really looks very interesting, stated decay three. It's been a very big hit for. So far so coming out with state of decay, three process far X which I believe is support. That is coming over as well with the XBOX series x upgrade and boost the medium ever wild rounded. All Great Games look very nice, but very interesting. And Hail infinite had a ton of minutes out there actually few minutes out there that showed off and showcase as far as new gameplay is concerned. I percents liked the best avowed, which has a very oblivion esque type, look and feel. I'm going to be honest with you. My friend everything nice and shiny everything looked nice, glossy looked a little bit better than what the playstation five had offers far as the Shiny Games. Maybe the textures were popping a little bit better for me on the XBOX series X. Games. The playstation against were shown off. But, the lack of games that were shown off period can asked me disappointed overall. Yeah, honestly, man. It's been such a weird year for video games, you know we allege allegedly self, cyberpunk and assassin's creed coming out here but like. Playstation had a similar. Similarly disappointed with xbox as I am with playstation, but still I got you know I'm a little excited about it and also like Nintendo did their little mini direct, and like their big game was WHAT TEN CITATION FORGET! The name of the game is called, but you know it's just that there's not really I I'm curious if a lot of these companies are keeping things close to their chest, because of the covid thing like they don't know win. These games are going to be able to come out, but. You Know I. Yeah, it was cool to see halo infinitives cool to see. The announcement of new fable and Forza, but yeah a lot of these games they showed were kind of like they made. You wonder is this. Is this the biggest thing that they have coming out because I? Don't know if you noticed but a lot of the Games. xbox shows they have very. It doesn't really look like they're utilizing the capabilities of the new constantly. Brag about it, side, it's they're very like cartoony in animated. And they're not really highlighting like it looks like something that could be played on the xbox one. Again it did. They were look nice looking games. They were very nice looking games. But. It was just the fact that there weren't enough. Plus like I said, it's just seemingly that there are a step behind what place has to offer. When playstation debuted over thirty games, and they were right around the single digits to double digits hovering around ten. That's not a good ratio. My friend, obviously some of these playstation games on playstation five. That'll becoming, too. It will be going on both systems, and that's understandable, but it just seemed to me that the playstation press conference was a little bit better prepared than what Xbox had offer, and I think this point in time. I can clearly say that playstation one this first round as far as I initial impressions are concerned. Will Not with me though because I think xbox did a better job in like actually saying hey is a console launch. Title is something. We have a sort of window. Whereas playstation didn't give us any windows, no early states you know. They showed a lot of games on the playstation, but they didn't show us anything that we're going to be. Laying soon, and I think that's where Microsoft did a better job than playstation. Did though not a lot better than what playstation did, but I don't know. I'm been reading a lot of headlines already with like there's Kotoka and polly on their all attacking xbox and. For like little things how they didn't address like backwards compatibility than they're saying. Oh, this is not going to have xbox so want support anymore. They didn't talk about that say they weren't GonNa? Habit is I don't know it's kind of petty. The way a lot of these journalists kind of jumped to conclusions, but you know I can get why people would like. Play the playstation. Playstation conference better also get why people like the xbox better I like the xbox one better, but that's just because I have more love for some of the Games that they showed of the experts conference as opposed the Sony Conference for example really loved the halo in it, but it's you know love. The master chief's grappling. Hook like that was that was read and. I was disappointed in show another trailer for Hell. Blade and there's some other things like I. Don't know why they would show war. Hammer like that's kind of a game that. There's not a lot of like xbox you know fandom for that one avowed looks cool, and is from what I understand part of the pillars of eternity franchise. But Yeah I don't know like state of decay. Three I'm not like super stoked on. Do WanNa talk about some of these games there. They showed again I. Want to go back to avowed because that was the one that was I'm like That looks like a a successor to oblivion. I could really get into and could be because I've said before sky rim. I played thirty hours and I got stuck in the bug, and I couldn't get back. I still have it on the shelf. Right here. I'm just not going. I've gone back to it. I may go back to it, but I'm just. It didn't Hook me like oblivion, did and this to be so much more war about what oblivion had offered the deep contents. If, I get an xbox series X. it's four that game. Rather, new four is a new force always comes out with new system and I. Mean they're the type of games that can actually rule just showcase a new system, and how good the graphics are, and the res- The colors the shading all the nine yards, those racing games do it the best of course a new force. It was coming out. A new fable was very interesting, so. Saying something that was rumored to be worked on and to be working on, so i WanNa hear your thoughts on the new fable on the way. Could it be something that we could really get back into a series, or is it just too many years gone by? No I think that it is something we everyone will get back into I think even new players will get into because the the great thing about fable is that it's much like the final fantasy games. It's all a stand alone game. You know that there's nothing that feeds into. The next game granted in like two and three. They reference like the heroes of and they're talking about your character, and obviously like what you did in that game. They talk about that a little bit, but it's not. They're like. These games are like hundreds of years apart from each other, so yeah, no I definitely think especially if it's just being called fable, yeah, you almost like God a war like it feels like it's going be a new beginning. What worries me about the fable trailer though is? Is that. There is no game play. You know if there's no game play. It leads me to believe it's going to be twenty. What twenty twenty two at the earliest before we get our hands on this game up and I it feels much like the the was the elder scrolls six trailer. They showed it three last year with like our. You know we're not like actively working on this kind of work on air is a little video of some sky and stuff and you can of. Make your own assumptions on it. That's like this one was just that cute animation of the fairy. Get need of Ferrari and that was. It was a funny trailer, but yeah I just I. I don't have any hope for seeing it soon. Toasters and you're listening to pop culture cosmos podcast.
Dallas-Fort Worth Senior Dies Of West Nile Virus, First Human Case In Tarrant County This Year
"Esque over 19 continues to spread. Another seasonal virus has surfaced in North Texas Terry County Public Health on Tuesday reported the first West Nile virus death of 2020. This is also the first human case of the virus this year. The victim was a senior from four worth with underlying medical conditions. The virus can affect anyone but those over the age of 50 run a higher risk of severe infection. Some infected people can experience symptoms such as headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash. Most victims
A Developer's Summer, with Underscore David Smith
"Hello everyone this is David sparks joined by my fellow co-hosts Mr. Stephen Hackett I Stephen Hey David. How are you good I feel like this week is kind of putting the capper on our W. WDC coverage. Finished up last week, we were able to talk about quite a bit during the during ww see, and then we talked about our Betas last week this week. We thought we bring in somebody who has a unique and interesting perspective on it. Welcome back to the show David Smith. You it's A. It's a pleasure to be here I mean I was? It's an honor to be on power users so I'm glad to be able to kind of come in gas lend a developer perspective to all the announcements that we just had. Thinking that you'd be the perfect guest for it by pay, we just had him on and then I looked twenty seventeen, so. I don't know what happened there in my head, but The you know David you were telling me before the show started. How many wwe cs have you participated in a believe? This is number twelve for me and my first one is in two thousand and nine, and I've been essentially attended in some form ever ever since so it's been like this regular fixture in my family that as far as like in which. That's longer than my children have. Our old, so like from their perspective, daddy always disappears for a week in June like that's just a part of a part of life that I'm sure they expect happens to every father in the world. They just June is when they go to California, but that's. It was a very unusual year to just actually just stay at home and be here, but sort of not here. kind of station in the basement to a just a after shift myself to California time, and then also just there's so much to do. But generally speaking, it was definitely a different year than all the others that I've had the privilege of experiencing. As, someone who's been W. DC with you? I think we one year we stay together and the relay Commun-. The but I feel like you are somebody that really always. My observation takes advantage of WBZ. You're always hustling to get to meetings and and get the content and I feel like you are in my mind for lack of a better term, a lunch pail developer just show up and you get the work done, and I've always appreciate that about you. So, let's talk, you know. You watched it from home this year I guess That was that. It was different I. Mean on the one hand. It was kind of Nice to be able to like my wife set next to me on the Sofa and we questioned on our TV, and it was. It was kind of Nice to share that with her. Because while we sometimes, we'll do that for things like phone announcements, or you know other apple events throughout the year when I'm not in California You know she's heard me talk about WDC many times and WC announcements are the ones that I like kind of lose my mind and be super excited, and like it's in a way that is unusual that it's not. As to you know with an iphone announcement because a cool new camera that's kind of clear and accessible, but like I'm losing my mind over some minor thing that they just mentioned and she has no idea and it was kind of a fun thing. I think for us to be to share that But it was definitely a bit odd to. Then just like just like. I watched the Hino, and then I go and sit at my at my regular, my regular office and I can download all the Betas, and like get started right away rather than like frantically trying to eat like an awful box lunch in between the keynote in the state of the Union and then like sometime later somehow try and get the. Betas installed over Chino potentially and not so reliable Wi fi, and so like it was definitely a very different Monday for WGC than I'm used to though I kind of liked it like it was kind of Nice I felt like I was super productive like in a very intense way which? Definitely took the weekend to recover from, but it was. It was different, but in a good way I, think is the best summary for how serve the General Rafeal if WGC was for me. The general take wagon talking to developer friends. It's like it was a more more is week easier to get information easier to manage Betas and find out what exactly what's going on. You're not kind of in the thick of it. But it was less useful of direct access to apple engineers. Maybe I'd say from my experience like they had labs this year. Which is alive that typically WGC they have these big sessions where apple engineers are available to attendees who go into, ask your questions, which is the one time of year typically where you're able to interact with an apple engineer, because typically they're locked. Locked away in Cupertino and can talk about anything related to what they're working on, but this one week they get let out in are allowed to do that. And I was very curious to see what they did for. The labs experience this year and worked well like I think I attended five or six lives, and they were just kind of like voice. Conference calls I could share I could share my screen to to the call if I had some code I needed to show them or something. I wanted them to kind of look at and by and large. That process was actually very efficient, and from the kind of likes to the way they structured. It is I mean they were available to anyone who had a pay developer account so I. Don't Know How many people that is in the world, but it is almost certainly. Probably millions if not. Like tens of millions and it was just kind of you signed up. You submitted a question, and they had of reviewed them the day before and assigned to a lab based on as like, do you? Did you actually see Mike? You had a reason a question. That's useful and. Effective to answer, and it was to the asking esque, the right lab, or the right place and feuded, both those things like I was able to get my labs, and got my questions answered, and so that was actually kind of cool. I think only part. I missed was really like. You're talking about the sexting at the the relay commune. Having that kind of that sense of community and being around other people. Like the idea. Of being on site in San Jose was something that I certainly missed this year, and that's a tricky thing to quantify 'cause i. think in most other ways. The Co like the conference was better for being virtual like the session videos were better, and they were more accessible in the sense that they are available immediately to everybody they all have full transcripts that are searchable and so are accessible, just both from an ex. A accessibility perspective of perse people for people for whom listening to video is difficult. They have the transcript immediately available, and they can do. Watch close captioning as Equally accessible to everybody irrespective, if you have the means and the resources and the ability to go to saint, say or not you just if you have an Internet connection, you have exactly the same connection, and then like all the content was super polished
"The any AC national monument and preserve gets the fewest visitors of any national park, and it boasts no rangers. No trails and no waiting in line. All the more reason Christopher Solomon went out of his way to hike a few summers ago. Chris, welcome great to be here. Is this actually a national park or what's the technicality they're. Technically Rick any act check national. Monument and preserve is its name and it. It is not a national park, but it is the least visited unit of the four hundred and one properties in the national park system, so nobody goes there white. Why do they even bother thinking of it? As part of the system you, you'd think that the least visited might be something like the Martin Van Buren national birthplace right, but no It's Antioch Chat in two. Thousand Twelve Anne check had nineteen visitors last year might have picked up to a hundred or so and you were there with how? How many people in your party three of us three of us now? Where is it and how do you get? There visualizes for me if you look at the map of Alaska Alaska? has this big tale that kind of frozen, fourteen hundred mile tail, that wags westward at come shotgun, and that's the Aleutian islands and the base of that tail is the Alaska Peninsula, and that's where any act check. You know if I wanted to go there next week. Where would I fly? What I just rent a car and drive there, or how'd I get that so one of the reasons rick? Not, very popular is it's hard to get to from Seattle where I live. It took US three flights to anchorage to King Salmon to Port Heiden which is just an airstrip built for World War Two in the middle of nowhere on the Bering Sea and then we backed packed with sixty five pound packs for twenty two miles to reach the centerpiece of the the. The National Monument, which is a gorgeous volcanic crater, so ease of access is not one of its selling points. Is it worth the trouble? Yeah, I was thinking about this on the drive over here and how to summarize it. I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world as a travel writer, I was with a photographer who shoots pictures all over. Over the world and beautiful places we agreed we'd never seen a place as unique as okay. How can you write in? Your article is just gorgeous about this that it was mind-bending. Lee Gorgeous is the desolation that's part of it, or what makes it better than just going to any national park, so maybe to convey what it's like I need to tell you just. Just a little bit about its geologic in human history, which is more interesting than it sounds about the time. The Egyptians were ruling the world. A seven thousand foot volcano blew its top with a with a force of ten thousand nuclear bombs ruined the bigger eruptions we we know of, and then the volcano collapsed on itself and created a crater that could swallow Manhattan. That crater filled with water, so it looked like crater lake national park, then that lake blew out in his biblical flood in over the next couple thousand years, this lost worlds was sort of created inside that crater, and it just went kind of unnoticed, except for the native peoples for thousands of years until nineteen thirty, when this man called the glacier priests arrived, and the Glacier priest was father, Bernard, how he's one of these Jesuit priests who was cut from the old cloth, swashbuckling sort of Jesuits, and he, he barnstorm all over the forty-ninth state, having these wild adventures by Bush plane. Plane by dog sled is write ups win the Saturday Evening Post and the National Geographic and in nineteen thirty, he wrote about visiting Antioch Check, and he described it as paradise found this this lost world where orchids bloomed in the volcanically warmed soil, and the rabbits were gigantic, and they came up and walked right up to his crew, which was a bunch of the Santa Clara football players, and and they felt bad killing them to eat them, but they did anyway. Did you read his writing the in preparation for your trip so I? Did I read about his writings about the great? Great Moon Crater of the earth called it, and then what happened is he wanted to go back the next year nineteen, thirty one and any act check blew up again, and he goes back and talks about it no longer in these Milton, s Kinda paradise found terms, but but in this dante-esque hellish terms describes himself peering into this blackened inferno, and then they go into the crater a couple months after it's blown up again, and they nearly die of poisonous gasses, and they're, and they're put their beans on a funeral and their beans Boileau, and they shove a thermometer in the ground. Ground thermometer explodes, and it's just this hellish wild landscape. That's the setting we go back eight years later. Just kinda see what it's like, and a lot of the soot has washed off from that nineteen thirty one explosion, but it has this kind of Sier Flinty beauty desolation sublime.
Hellboy talk with Tim
"Are seeing more of change. I think in response to books like Hell Boyer Black Hammer. Where because there is a firm time line and things are happening characters have to react to the things that are happening even if they don't have full context for what's happening so that's what you like about hell boy be. Pr General. Think helpful like you said Houston's Gone Yeah Houston's gone what are you GonNa do hell boy died? What are we going to do? And that's another thing stopped me please. If I'm going off the rails in the world of hell boy. Bpd WHAT HAVE YOU? Death is final unless it isn't and what I mean by that is when like okay but speculate for just a second over. I'm going to spoil recent events in Batman that's okay. I'll put spoiler at the beginning. The Alfred was killed by Bain in Batman a couple months ago Alfred. Dying is a huge deal. It's a very good story. I'll be really hard pressed to say in five years. We're not going to have comics with Alfred. M I think we'll see Alfred Comeback in the hell boy world if there was a a character analogous to Alfred. If he died he'd be dead. There's only been three characters I can think of who haven't stayed dead One of them is Huma Hunky list which is hard work as say I can read it forever. A monkey lists named Roger. Who's liveability is questionable? At best the other two and I could be wrong as well like I'm not concrete giving you information but This based off the best of my recollection the the other two characters would be Rasputin. Who is the main villain and Hell boy himself and when hell boy is brought back it's not his choice. There was There was a thing that I want to say. Scott Allie who was an editor and a writer on BP said is If he said death is final and things will break and if things are repaired they will still remain broken. So if you like break glass table you can put that glass table back together. It's not going to be as strong as it was. And that's kind of a tenant and B P R D if we're gonNA break it we can put it back together but it's not gonna be the same as a storyteller in a fan of of character the way hell boy and it's related books handle stakes is so it's so unlike anything else you're gonNA find in modern pop culture and he loves. Mike loves the supernatural world. Because I hadn't read hell boy before but I read Joe Gholam which is one of my aches works and it has a very supernatural tinder taste to it for lack of a better word but he really loves that supernatural world when I was reading up about how he came up with hell boy and the Supernatural. In general he started. Reading Brahms stroker's Dracula and just got sucked into the all. The supernatural world and missed. Go along with that and even see that. In Gotham by gaslight. Yeah I think that's where he got a lot of this inspiration because like you said. Eprdf just kind of a supernatural monster story arc on each in how he tries to solve this mystery so to speak. But I really like those like you said the BP because they're short. In general. At least the ones I read are fairly short. They're kind of wins a call because they take place in the past share. Well it's it's interesting because Mike men ULA has trusted so many people with his world. Geoff Johns has written for PR. D- we've got Chris. Roberson does a lot of stuff Scott. Allie Gabriel Bah and Fabio Moon. Who ARE TWINS? They've done some work on a book called. B P R D vampire. Let's just phenomenal. It's so good Abe Sapien had his own series for awhile and there were another set of twins that were working on the art in that and their names escape me off hand but pitch perfect. They're wonderful the those twin they're now working on Lucifer for DC like the the Black Label Sandman books but It's just so good There's a horror comic called Herro county that's written by. Cullen Bunn the art and that is done by Tyler Crook and there was a tiny little bit of animosity because Tyler Crook was the second main artists on E. P. R. D. And when he went over to do Harrow County kind of left He left the crew in a bit of a bind and everybody was a little upset but also he's doing the work of his career on. Harrow. County That's how we got Lawrence Campbell as the main artist on be prd through throughout the run of like hell boy traditionally the art in that is either Mike Minneola or Mike. Minneola esque yes. There's a there's a very good so pretty still pretty rough so to speak but it I think it fits in his universe. Yeah it absolutely does. If we're not getting Mike Manolo. We're getting somebody like Dunkin for Griego who has a very manolas style over. Mvp what we got was a completely different visual. Take and we had guy. Davis was the main artist for play frogs. Hell on earth. We saw Tyler Crook and then going into the devil you know we had Lawrence Campbell. And they bright. They brought a very interesting like real world. Visual take on what Mike Minneola drew as more than esoteric stylized monster world and just like injected it with like this fierce ground level realistic take in it so to to see how Lake Dunkin for draws Abe sapien versus how Mike Minneola draws EP and versus. How Tyler Crook Draws Abe sapien versus? It's so it should not narrative Lee speaking work. It shouldn't do it Michael did a whole issue of of that. We have a painted issues that are done by just masters of their art. And it's it's so wonderful and and just the fact that you can have these visual styles who divorced from divorce from the words divorce from the writing you would never know that just because this character looks a little more cheesy in. This character. Looks a little more realistic. There is no. There's no what if in the hell boy universe whenever you read a story As far as the comics the short stories are a little different. There's pros and all that but we're talking about the comics there's not Lak- what if Abe Sapien was fighting in World War. Two like it's there's none of that every everything you read actually happens To those characters in the world of hell boy and having such unique creative voices all working in tandem to tell this one epic it should not by any right work and if it does work it should not work nearly as well as this does and it is so much fun it does. It's a fun a fun book. Speaking of you talked about Abe Sapien. What is your favorite character from hell boy? Do you bomb or is it a cop out answer cop out answer and then maybe might cop out. Answer is Every every major comic book company I believe has a trinity of some kind so. Dc Has Batman. Wonder Woman Superman Marvel's got Captain America. Thor and iron man You could argue. That image has spawned in which blade and someone else that I can't think of offhand For Hell boy it's definitely you've got an expansive universe of characters but it comes down to Abe Liz in hell boy and if I get one of those three I'm going to have a good time and be in for completely different reasons there so three very different characters In the in the Gemmell del Toro movies. They had a romance between. Liz and hell boy does not exist in the comics. That's not a thing If anything Liz and Abe kind of have an unspoken thing that nobody ever acts on and that's kind of cool because you've got fire and water and that's like a neat neat thing like that. Yeah it's really fun. But if you were like gun to my head me pick a character man. It's GonNa be a tie between it's GonNa be a tie between Captain Daimyo from be PRD. Who is in the newest? Hell boy movie. He's the the wear Jaguar. I love him or Johann Johann Krauss whose an echo plasma ghost in a in a sealed suit don't make can't choose between those two a close honorable mention would be roger but I can live without roger it's fine but But no I love and that goes to the military guy in me I love. Diageo is a traditional military guy and he is just he's hired basically to militarize the PRD and get them to work as a cohesive unit and he just comes in and he's like all right. Look I'm done I'm done like I cannot handle. Whatever it is you guys are doing. I need you all. Just cut your drama. And let's do this. And he just has no time for any of the. He's he's not ignorant to the fact that he's working with monsters he's he gets to the point where he's like. I don't care that you're monsters. We have work to do. And I absolutely love that. And then Johann who was voiced by Seth McFarland and the second held boy movie the The Golden Army In the comics he is so flawed that he is. He's the most fun to read. Because you you just like him you just like him and he makes some really dumb stupid mistakes but they're mistakes that you could see yourself making and you see some emphasis me speaking of myself when I say you but I see so much of myself in him that when he makes a mistake. I'm like own own. No real world content is one hundred percent what I would do and we would all be in so much trouble So I absolutely adore the dichotomy of those two and they don't get a wall but No it's my it's A. It's a complete cop-out I answered it twice with no actual answer. That's okay. I like the fact that like you said it is kind of whimsical. Boys Got A. Would you say it dry sense of humor? I would say Ri- I think is is not so much dry it's like. He knows he knows what he's just so he's just kind of he's perpetually forty and he could you imagine being being against. I'm in my late thirties. Man If you just I would be unstoppable if I had energy and I see hell boy as just perpetually old enough to know better young enough to not care and he kind of can get away with
Joel Smith Q&A on Sprint Training Methods and Running Biomechanics, Physical Preparation and Motor Learning Topics | Sponsored by SimpliFaster
"So the first question comes from Chris. McCormack Chris says says How have your thoughts changed on training team sports over the past one to two years? And what things you may have added to your teams. So I'll answer this from from what I've done from. Just a general perspective and really that is making a higher percentage of the total work bodyweight and making king a higher percentage of the training a little more intuition based Or unscripted at least the early part like the warm up more unscripted versus the latter portion of the workload so The My my buddy Paul cater from Selene owns the Alpha project. And Salinas. I talked with him frequently about the idea of really just a really straightforward just trying to not make athletes robots trying to give them freedom and creativity and problems to solve and being in flow in a session question. Now I think an unscripted portion of the work can definitely do that on for me. A lot of that unscripted work is in the body weight medium so crawls and and monkey bars ars and Things like you even A lot of a lot of things as well that I've learned from Dr Tommy. John Likes like various hip circles than single guard. Yells and things on one leg and lightweight body weight options done for high repetitions to really cover a basic human movement and motor patterns. Now I like to get into a lot of medicine ball work. I like to integrate a lot of games and things That I've learned for like Raith Kelly and ways to basically make sure an athlete is emotionally ready once we get to harder pro- portions of the work or not even harder but I guess more scripted more traditional more block esque versions of things One one thing I've done as well as that I've increased the relative proportion of body weight but also extreme isometric work done at the tail end of the workout. I would say. I've traded a decent chunk of traditional barbell lifting for extreme isometric work and I've seen a great pay off in terms of injury rates and decrease decrease Decreases there. I also feel like it's just. It's a good thing to to do that type of thing as well. Because I think it's good to hone your eye for movement in the body weight medium because that's what athletes compete in. So I'm always trying to do just a little bit more work there and just because it's body weight Doesn't mean that it's easy. It doesn't mean that there's not in intensity to it. That's not the case at all. If anything a lot of the body weight work should be done with the same equal intensity to I N. It's different typewriter high-priced tunneling as much but to a heavy set of lifting like bench. Press or squat. There should be everything you're doing is important in so cultivating flow through the whole workout. Whether it's whether it's a crawl whether it's a lunch whether it's a monkey bar extreme isometric or remain set of work it's all it all matters. It's all the same and it all should be done with a high expectation of movement quality and so at for me personally. Actually I I get a lot of enjoyment out of creating unscripted body. Wait based work and I often also and this is something. I'm doing more recently as I really look at how. The music cultivates that and caters to that so using using stuff that's a little bit more in the Edm or deep house. Even genres can keep that rate of work and put athletes flow better for that type of stuff and I think it's all really important especially especially to on the last thing I'll say is I definitely done more unilateral work than bilateral work. Just because it's and along on the coattails of that Cam Joss Chad Denison Denison episode. I just think that there's so much gold in just the functionality. How do we move? And when Your Trade Team Sports I we definitely have to ask ourselves. Would we rather have an extra inch. Vertical job maybe an extra cutting extra three or four hundred forty dash or would we rather have an athlete. WHO's a a little more robust and resilient I mean it's an argument that with the single versus double-leg we can also make the argument that it doesn't even matter But that's not really the point of this. I'll just say that I've Added in a little bit more single leg work throughout the year that also makes it. A higher percentage so moral of the story is bilateral. Sadula plan exercises. I still have them in there but they play a little bit less than they used to. Okay second question is from Brandon Green. He says what is your opinion or viewpoint on information that we have acquired from the Soviets or any of the former eastern bloc nations. So I think this is a good question. Just in the sense of a lot of people will say well the Soviets were using using steroids in the eastern bloc. Were it was just steroids. That was there do are creating their success so we didn't really hold their training to a higher guard. And yes obviously. These athletes were definitely masterful users of steroids. But I do think I'll just say this is I. I have like a lot of the texts. And your Dr Gorka Shanansky huge influence on me book like books like Super Training and things like that. I just have a couple things to say in one is if you look at the quality of the research that was coming out back then then in the seventies from Russia like the studies in Super Training are just awesome studies. They're they're they're very applied studies. That I don't. I think that we really do as much today because I made like the funding isn't there. We have untrained recreationally train college students not high performance athletes. Fleets doing this. And it's not it was more of a government thing back then it was a whole nation. Really trying to spearhead these efforts and so the quality of the work done it was just fantastic and then also say to to you if you look at like the technical models if you go to track and field and you look at the technical models and triple jump is one. I like in particular you look at these. I think is a Ukrainian female who has the world record but if you look at like her style it was a dairy bar has shown to me. It's a high flat high wave form. It's not the flat flat flat. And these these athletes. They're in my opinion a lot of their technical models even were superior or to what we have now or what. We think is optimal technique now and if you watch those athletes it's not just they're not just more powerful because of the steroids royds. They also had a superior technique in a system. That was behind them. So I think there's a lot more than just that so I am definitely a huge I I the Russian and Soviet stuff means a lot to me. I don't bypass it. Because of the whole steroid thing. And I know that I think we'd be naive to say that the Russians and the eastern bloc the only people using steroids in that era. So yeah I think it's certainly valuable information and I think it's good things to look at okay next one This is Citric doc over and he says what are your thoughts on the role of ankle strengthened maximizing the single leg vertical job so this is a great question Ankle Strength Frank Foot strength very important and so the man I want to say I think this goes back to angus young. Quite a few podcasts ago where he was talking about Athlete that was like blowing everybody out of the water in acceleration and counter movement jump and we came to top end speed. I think they they weren't quite as good. And one of the things that was a factor was their foot or ankle. Strength was not that great and so I do think that the foot and ankle and you could call it like a fashion. The fashion line the system it becomes more important. The faster contact times get So generally speaking it is really important. It's definitely not everything I think. A lot of times. It comes with the territory. If your feet are sensing in working properly so if my feet can sense the ground well I have good bio mechanics a lot of times. That's just gonNA come along naturally but if not a things there's a lot of things that can help we've had Chongzhou on the show talking about hyper chops even stuff office. Simple as single Eglin hops can be awesome for helping to improve that and things that I like doing. It had been leaning more toward these days in the world of motor learning as combining these things. So if you're doing some single leg vertical jumps doing some single egg line hops and making it a complex or complex thing single egg jump work with sensory work and with high rep elastic working. We're making this a combo to almost like a sandwich to to really give a full. You're feeding sensory work in your feeding activation and and Activation High Rep work him. And you're feeding the actual skill and so we're putting this on one thing. I think the output is is pretty
The Snubs and Surprises of the 92nd Academy Award Nominations
"I'm Shawn Fantasy and and this is the big picture. A conversation show about the Academy Awards. They're here. Amanda the Ninety Second Oscar. Nominations have arrived. How are you feeling bright and early on this Monday morning he I do love it? I don't I don't love being here this early. I was saying to you before before we started recording and it just felt like a disclosure before we get into this podcast. My outlook at this hour of the morning is never the best. WE'RE ARE GONNA be flying fast and loose. That's what happens when you record it seven thirty in the morning. We're going to do our best to not make any mistakes. Some mistakes were made by the academy however will be talking about some of them the snubs the surprises houses. Some of the Nice things that happened with the nominations this morning. It's it'll be a robust conversation about what will be happening on February ninth the Academy Awards. Yeah there are some good do things absolutely absolutely some baffling things. Where do you WANNA start? We start with the big picture. Big Picture let's do it okay. Problem in the big picture do you. Yeah I mean maybe we'll start with the most honored movies that seems like the safest place to start first and foremost first and foremost the joker comes to us with eleven nominations now. Were you surprised now. I wasn't either. Let me tell you something about joker people in the academy love. I love that movie actors. They love it directors. We learned clearly. They love it craftspeople. They love it. Composers there in up and down the board and you've only got one acting nomination for this for walking Phoenix. So you can see how it's it's diversely. Spread across the entire voting body any significant takeaways from joker being the leading vote getter so to speak in this in this race. I didn't expect it to be the leading nomination. I think I expected that to go in nineteen seventeen which is a little bit recency bias and also just because I expected nineteen seventeen to grab every single technical nomination because that's it is Zayd technically accomplished movie so joker winning denominations thing is not what you want it is. It certainly changes the narrative. Maybe I mean it'll change what we talk about this morning. I don't know how much it changes the results on the on Oscar night. It's interesting. How as you prepared to speak about joker you pulled your hair back to a pony tail resignedly? I people know what I think about best and I want to stay right here and right now. It ain't going to change. I think that this is an intellectually bankrupt movie. I think it is the emperor's new clothes. I think that anyone and who thinks that this movie is better than parasite or once upon a time in Hollywood or little women are uncut gems has bad taste and doesn't know things about movies straight up and we can do that for for five weeks or we cannot. I'm at I don't really have the energy to do it for that long. Yeah I don't think that that's I don't think we'll be negotiating that until the movie potentially wins Best Picture which you know not always as the most nominated film the likely best picture winner but sometimes it does happen. Tends to happen with noisy movies. Like Lord of the Rings the return it at King Joker ochre is kind of a noisy movie. This is a billion dollar movie and having this many nominations having this kind of box office having this kind of awareness and having this kind of admiration from from the screen actors is. That's a pretty significant thing. So if we saw a joke best picture win on February ninth. I wouldn't be shocked. I don't know if that's what I'm ready ready to predict at this point but I wouldn't be shocked. I neither and in a lot of ways. It makes a huge amount of sense in terms of the academy has refused to WHO ACKNOWLEDGE COMIC book movies or Superhero Movies for years the academy has been trying to update itself to chew reward new types of movies too like to be current to be younger and that the end of the day the score says he caused play. Look it's tiny. Batman man movie winning Best Picture would be academy esque thing to do. It's true and it would be one year after Black Panther which sort of ushered in a lot of these conversations. What else has been honored here once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite the Irishman? You've mentioned those ten nominations for each movie. I don't think a huge surprise there for once upon a time in the Irish Ryan parasite is excuse me once upon a time in the Irishman ten as nineteen seventeen. Let's just talk about those first four gets parasite and I think that is. This is kind of standard operating procedure seizure. What we've got here is three people who made films who have been hugely recognized in the past Quentin Tarantino? Martin Scorsese Mendis as you said the reasons he buys of nineteen seventeen creeping innocent all weekend thinking nineteen seventeen the presumptive frontrunner for best picture. I don't know if I still feel that way right now. A couple of little chinks in the armor that will take a look at identify whether or not that's still the case any big time takeaways from the ten NAM's for all three of those movies are taking things for granted I am. I know that I'm taking granted. It's fantastic once upon a time in Hollywood got ten nominations. It's fantastic. They got ten movies. Nineteen seventeen very impressive movie. We're GONNA talk more about it later this week. It is less surprising that got ten nominations. You know I I saw someone on twitter describing this as a real like wars and cars years which every year at the academy is that you know the nineteen seventeen is the war part of that but very well made movie I it. So that's good. We shouldn't immediately jumped to all of the griping even though I certainly have and the reason I did that is because Joe got eleven nominations and I really don't WanNa talk about it this early in the morning but there are a great films that are being recognized there are among them is also parasite and little women both of which pulled in six nominations. Yes which is interesting. I am not surprised by either of those things but it is. It is a credible accomplishment. And I think a Lotta people on any kind of film. Twitter sense are frustrated by some of the joker recognition ignition but parasite getting six Oscar. Nominations is insane it is. There is no precedent in ninety one consecutive Oscar categories or excuse me ninety one consecutive Oscars for something like this happening so I take some solace in parasites success. So far I live is my favorite film of the year or was it. Yeah I think I put it at number one very early. It's definitely up there and put it on my decade. Let's no this is an amazing film and like and Bongino hoping direct nominated for best director. That's very exciting. And you are completely right that it was it has become such a quote lock or we we we were so sure of it that we are not like Kinda rejoicing especially in the parasite of it. All little women is the same way. There are a a couple notable omissions in the little women. Nominations that maybe put a sleigh damper on it which we will talk more about but you know it did get nominated for best picture. Sure thank the Lord. I thought that was the one where I was. Just GonNa not show up this morning.
The Snubs and Surprises of the 92nd Academy Award Nominations
"I'm Shawn Fantasy and and this is the big picture. A conversation show about the Academy Awards. They're here. Amanda the Ninety Second Oscar. Nominations have arrived. How are you feeling bright and early on this Monday morning he I do love it? I don't I don't love being here this early. I was saying to you before before we started recording and it just felt like a disclosure before we get into this podcast. My outlook at this hour of the morning is never the best. WE'RE ARE GONNA be flying fast and loose. That's what happens when you record it seven thirty in the morning. We're going to do our best to not make any mistakes. Some mistakes were made by the academy however will be talking about some of them the snubs the surprises houses. Some of the Nice things that happened with the nominations this morning. It's it'll be a robust conversation about what will be happening on February ninth the Academy Awards. Yeah there are some good do things absolutely absolutely some baffling things. Where do you WANNA start? We start with the big picture. Big Picture let's do it okay. Problem in the big picture do you. Yeah I mean maybe we'll start with the most honored movies that seems like the safest place to start first and foremost first and foremost the joker comes to us with eleven nominations now. Were you surprised now. I wasn't either. Let me tell you something about joker people in the academy love. I love that movie actors. They love it directors. We learned clearly. They love it craftspeople. They love it. Composers there in up and down the board and you've only got one acting nomination for this for walking Phoenix. So you can see how it's it's diversely. Spread across the entire voting body any significant takeaways from joker being the leading vote getter so to speak in this in this race. I didn't expect it to be the leading nomination. I think I expected that to go in nineteen seventeen which is a little bit recency bias and also just because I expected nineteen seventeen to grab every single technical nomination because that's it is Zayd technically accomplished movie so joker winning denominations thing is not what you want it is. It certainly changes the narrative. Maybe I mean it'll change what we talk about this morning. I don't know how much it changes the results on the on Oscar night. It's interesting. How as you prepared to speak about joker you pulled your hair back to a pony tail resignedly? I people know what I think about best and I want to stay right here and right now. It ain't going to change. I think that this is an intellectually bankrupt movie. I think it is the emperor's new clothes. I think that anyone and who thinks that this movie is better than parasite or once upon a time in Hollywood or little women are uncut gems has bad taste and doesn't know things about movies straight up and we can do that for for five weeks or we cannot. I'm at I don't really have the energy to do it for that long. Yeah I don't think that that's I don't think we'll be negotiating that until the movie potentially wins Best Picture which you know not always as the most nominated film the likely best picture winner but sometimes it does happen. Tends to happen with noisy movies. Like Lord of the Rings the return it at King Joker ochre is kind of a noisy movie. This is a billion dollar movie and having this many nominations having this kind of box office having this kind of awareness and having this kind of admiration from from the screen actors is. That's a pretty significant thing. So if we saw a joke best picture win on February ninth. I wouldn't be shocked. I don't know if that's what I'm ready ready to predict at this point but I wouldn't be shocked. I neither and in a lot of ways. It makes a huge amount of sense in terms of the academy has refused to WHO ACKNOWLEDGE COMIC book movies or Superhero Movies for years the academy has been trying to update itself to chew reward new types of movies too like to be current to be younger and that the end of the day the score says he caused play. Look it's tiny. Batman man movie winning Best Picture would be academy esque thing to do. It's true and it would be one year after Black Panther which sort of ushered in a lot of these conversations. What else has been honored here once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite the Irishman? You've mentioned those ten nominations for each movie. I don't think a huge surprise there for once upon a time in the Irish Ryan parasite is excuse me once upon a time in the Irishman ten as nineteen seventeen. Let's just talk about those first four gets parasite and I think that is. This is kind of standard operating procedure seizure. What we've got here is three people who made films who have been hugely recognized in the past Quentin Tarantino? Martin Scorsese Mendis as you said the reasons he buys of nineteen seventeen creeping innocent all weekend thinking nineteen seventeen the presumptive frontrunner for best picture. I don't know if I still feel that way right now. A couple of little chinks in the armor that will take a look at identify whether or not that's still the case any big time takeaways from the ten NAM's for all three of those movies are taking things for granted I am. I know that I'm taking granted. It's fantastic once upon a time in Hollywood got ten nominations. It's fantastic. They got ten movies. Nineteen seventeen very impressive movie. We're GONNA talk more about it later this week. It is less surprising that got ten nominations. You know I I saw someone on twitter describing this as a real like wars and cars years which every year at the academy is that you know the nineteen seventeen is the war part of that but very well made movie I it. So that's good. We shouldn't immediately jumped to all of the griping even though I certainly have and the reason I did that is because Joe got eleven nominations and I really don't WanNa talk about it this early in the morning but there are a great films that are being recognized there are among them is also parasite and little women both of which pulled in six nominations. Yes which is interesting. I am not surprised by either of those things but it is. It is a credible accomplishment. And I think a Lotta people on any kind of film. Twitter sense are frustrated by some of the joker recognition ignition but parasite getting six Oscar. Nominations is insane it is. There is no precedent in ninety one consecutive Oscar categories or excuse me ninety one consecutive Oscars for something like this happening so I take some solace in parasites success. So far I live is my favorite film of the year or was it. Yeah I think I put it at number one very early. It's definitely up there and put it on my decade. Let's no this is an amazing film and like and Bongino hoping direct nominated for best director. That's very exciting. And you are completely right that it was it has become such a quote lock or we we we were so sure of it that we are not like Kinda rejoicing especially in the parasite of it. All little women is the same way. There are a a couple notable omissions in the little women. Nominations that maybe put a sleigh damper on it which we will talk more about but you know it did get nominated for best picture. Sure thank the Lord. I thought that was the one where I was. Just GonNa not show up this morning. Yes so there's something interesting about the parasite. Nominations to be one is that the film was recognized in both best editing and best production design. which are you know? Chris categories and on the one hand that's kind of impressive and shows a broad sense of support amongst the academy. No acting nominations for the movie though. Oh No song-ho none of the other actors in the film were recognized. There's a maybe a case to be made that this is a kind of acknowledgement of like a film mastery mastery but maybe not the same kind of Hollywood is star mastery. That movie like the Irishman or once upon a time in Hollywood receives. I'm not sure where I fall on that. I think it does feel like progress to me to some extent the little women thing you make a fair point which is that on the one hand brilliantly made movie with wonderful performances. It's great that it's nominated for best picture as well. The absence of Greta Gerwig In the best director category something. We'll talk about a little bit more here on kind of what that means. It's kind of dangerous to draw mega conclusions from the Academy Awards. There's only eight thousand people in this group and a lot of them are old and weird so you can't we don't this is even though. This is the sort of the definitive document of movie history story in terms of achievement. It is one of the wonkfest award recognizing bodies in the in the world Academy President David Rubin noted that what makes makes this special is that this is the people who make movies voting on. What is the best movies? And that's part of what makes the ostrich great that's part of what makes them kind of terrible is because there's an insularity into some of this. The parasite recognition is something that makes me think. Maybe this isn't such an insular body anymore. Maybe there are a lot of international voters. Maybe this is changing changing. Maybe the the way that we look at international movies changing in our American culture. I think that's certainly true. And I and I do think that the economy trying to change itself and how we talked about the movies has evolved enough that we were starting in a place where we expected parasite to be nominated expected. Little women to be nominated we were talking about whether uncut cut gems would make an end and the fact that. We're all kind of bummed out about the fact that uncut gems got snubbed. which it your? Maybe you're not supposed to use the word snob in that context. But let's use it always it got snuck. Uncut gems was snubbed and that I think that that in does indicate some some progress wrestle. Change some different lineup than we would have had five years ago and a different approach to the movies on the flip side we can. We can only only addressed the world that we live in. And I do feel because we've been having these conversations for awhile and because it was such an exciting year in a year that has parasite parasite the Irishman once upon a time in Hollywood uncut gems. Little women the farewell. What am I forgetting? I mean all kinds of movie. Sure but you know all vendors and games okay shirt KAZAM. Great Active Pika Chew. Well that was this does I can't help but feel that. This is a disappointing configuration of of that list of movies. It's not totally disappointing. But there is something of. We got our hopes up enough. They are kind of like. Oh yeah this is still the academy. And they're still going to be a lots of nominations for the more traditional types of movies
Our Super AvGeek Week
"And welcome to episode sixty six of ask talk. I am passionate here as always with Jason Rabinowitz and we've got a good one this week. This is a really good show. I mean it might possibly be one of the most exciting at least for US episodes of the podcast we've ever done now. We obviously haven't recorded yet so we can't quite vouch that. It's going to be good as we think it's going to be but I think it's going to be as good as we think it's going to be. Portions of this episode have been prerecorded and reformatted to fit your ears exactly so here's the format of the episode. We did some things in the past couple of weeks. We're going to definitely talk about those. We've got some special guests coming up by won't ruin it quite yet. Ian Left his house I did. I left my house twice in one week. I didn't even I didn't only leave my house twice choice in one week. I went to a different state twice in one week. You went to three state. Why I left the state but yeah yeah we'll get to that a little bit later on the show because we've got some some real special stuff coming up but in the meantime news waits for no podcast her and that's right so who it has also been an incredibly busy week on that front and I think we should just dive right in with what happened in in Miami with the American Airlines mechanic in that he was arrested for sabotage yeah yeah you shouldn't do that so so if you're you're not aware if you're not from the United States or or hard to imagine you don't keep a close eye in the industry if you are listening to this podcast but American and its its mechanics union aircraft mechanic union have been going at it quite hard for the past few months over contract renegotiations uh-huh and it has not been subtle the leader of Americans mechanics union has not so subtly called for blood and and unfortunately when most people is see this kind of rhetoric. Can they negotiate a tactic. They brush it off. There's always that few percent of if people who take it to heart and do really really really really stupid things and unfortunately this stupid thing happened to be a the American Airlines mechanic at Miami International decided. I really don't like the way the negotiations are going. They've hurt me economically in some way. I'm going into sabotage plane to get overtime to fix the plane I sabotage in not only did he do that but he went about doing it in a very stupid easy to catch way and and there is a a very large investigation into how this happened why it happened why he would do it and I hope he sees many many years of prison time yeah. It's so what happened was is he sprayed or I don't know the exact method of the foam delivery but foam ended up covering a piece of the navigation system that corrupted the ability of the system to function properly. The pilots began their taxi Acsi out on the tax that they never even made it to the runway. This was a pilot or taxing for departure and something's very wrong with the navigation system so they turned around and went back to the gate other mechanics opened up the plane and said bulled that's not supposed to be there and things kind of went from there as as far as the investigation beginning thankfully the other mechanics didn't keep to themselves and keep it in the family they contacted the authorities and corporate security in Mia Miami police and they tracked down very easily who did this. I read the FBI complaint and the employees who sabotage aircraft had a very pronounced the limp and they were able to find video of going to the aircraft that he wasn't ever supposed to touch he typically never left the hanger but in this instance he actually went out to the gate and tampered with the aircraft left and they were able to trace it all back to him and he just outright admitted it all which is I guess good mix prosecution easier but I guess the saving grace of this is that the aircraft work the way it was supposed to it detected an issue at as in described that he disconnected a cable or some sort of air sensor and physically sabotaged it putting Styrofoam in gluing it in the unbelievable that he would leave so much physical evidence behind but the aircraft sense that there was something wrong long and it returned to Gates but there have definitely been cases in the past were not having the proper airspeed data has indeed caused fatal accidents. It's several incidents with Boeing other manufacturer aircrafts and thankfully the aircraft in this instance did what it was supposed to do. Identified the issue and they went back to the gate right but his intention was not to harm the aircraft of the passengers but very easily could have whether his intention was to or not to do so right exactly. It doesn't matter what his intentions were matters. What could have happened and I asked around you know is this was a serious surfing obviously but was this something that that could have easily led to an accident and the answer. I got was not conclusive mostly because we don't know exactly clearly kind of what he did. It wasn't them thankfully. I guess Kinda broadcast hide but like you said I mean there's always the possibility buddy when we're talking about aircrafts that any issue could compound itself especially once the aircraft's in the air and thankfully the American Airlines mechanic seed has thrown own this employee under the bus and completely condoned his behavior that could have gone the other way. The union could have defended him or who knows what but it was good to see them very quickly. Put out a release saying this guy sucks. He doesn't speak for us. We obviously never condone tempering with an aircraft. I don't think that's actually with with the release said that would be some refreshing honesty not a direct credit anyone but at the same time I feel like his actions were directly influenced by the rhetoric coming from the Union. There's that one video from a couple of months ago where the head of union literally calls for blood and declares war on their own airline so if that wasn't unsettling enough this this really shines a bad light on the union unfortunately on American as well because this just can't happen. It should never happen. It is terrible for passengers used to see this on the news and think oh their mechanics on rogue and they're back to be sabotaging your craft. It's just a one off case but man. That's a battle yeah it shall we switched is to a much happier story involving what involving a pilot who just wanted to go on vacation see there are bad employees like be be mechanic down at. Miami and there aren't good employees and this may be easyjet pilot for Manchester Yeah. This may be a bit of a self serving. Good deed read hot air. No no absolutely not it was self serving but it was also kind of amazing and apparently this has happened before but this is quite amazing in that. I'm an easy jet pilot was was ready to depart Manchester. I'd go down to vacation. I think in Spain was it yeah I'll I'll contact yeah yeah him and his family and unfortunately unfortunately one of the two pilots for his flight that he was a passenger on did not show up whether they were operational issues or crew scheduling this was the Monday following the Sunday Sunday French air traffic control issues. I think that French had radar issues and so a lot of easyjet flights got cancelled and and the ones that did run ended up you you know how the Easyjet operates a lot of flights where they go out in back or they go one two three and then they're supposed to end up at three but they were only able to get to two and so they their operations were a little out of sync the following morning yes so this pilot rather than leading the fight be cancelled and vacations ruined. He said screw it. I'll fly the plane. I got pilot's license. I got my ID. What's fire this thing up in get down to Spain yeah. That's got to be one of those things where you can't tell. It's a joke at first. If you're a passenger there was a woman who recorded video of him making the announcement about what was happening and I guess is is this guy serious. Is this actually happening and for the plane high Bill. I don't have a uniform but I'll be flying your plane today basically what he said Yeah. I mean let people know the pilot. Wasn't you know the the captain was able to make the flight and then all of a sudden. He's he's in a perfect position to fly down there so they went. I think one of the articles I saw the airport ops had called the headquarters and said hey we won't operate this flight with with the off duty pilots and I said Okay we'll call you back in about thirty seconds later. They called back and say go get the flight out. Just go just go who cares what he's wearing. Yeah it's a lot of e U two six four compensation that they will not have to pay the bills willing to operate a flight on his precious vacation die that thought about that you competition will never even occurred to me but yeah I guess I guess that that was some quick math that they did. Whatever we have to pay you it's far less than we would have spent the passengers singers so the reincarnation of the fourth or fifth version of the wild brand this week. Maybe we sort of yeah really a this is ludicrous. Did you watch the press conference. I couldn't get through the whole thing it was it was to Joseph Heller esque. I think it was also very trumpian and a lot of ways where she look. Let's back up a few steps. Assure bio meets yeah so there's a is an investment for a woman. I don't really know if she is an investment firm what but but she is very much of the opinion that wow air is a brand worth salvaging and salvaging now while come back now so they sank like eighty six million dollars which is half of the amount due or something along those lines but they think a lot of money into buying the how the remnants of wow air air and apparently they want to relaunch service between Iceland and Washington Dulles next month this coming October with the two unidentified aircraft. I guess they have them in mind. Along with dedicated cargo freighters they have two that are ready to go to to bring they're beautiful fish and delicious water out of Iceland as she kept saying what they're beautiful flight attendants majestic skies and the whole thing is I don't know anyone that thinks wow Ariza brand word saving came and went so quickly in spectacular fashion stranded a lot of people and brought Icelandair to the brink of financial ruin by its back. I guess maybe kind of I think this is going to fall into the category of Kabila. Leave it. When I see it type thing the yeah the whole idea bringing back wow I get it was a a very easy easy brand to understand. I mean wow the planes are per bowl. You've got you fly to Iceland and you fly back and forth. I get that that proposition is very easy. This seems to be taking that ease of recognisability and turning it into this weird hybrid hybrid like the cargo thing why not just start cargo flights. I don't understand how that's a wild thing I don't know and the whole thing of of wow is supposed to be an ultra low cost carrier. That's what they were. That's what SORTA worked for them but at the same time she's talking about. We want to have a a lounge Catholic for all our passengers. We don't charge for water and we want to have Michelin starred Chefs Lady. That's not how ultra low cost carriers work. You have to pay for all those things so you can make money. Unfortunately our didn't make enough money. Even being ultra low cost a bottom barrel pay for everything. I don't know if she's ever operated braided airline in the past. I don't believe so but an airline cannot on the one hand the ultra low cost and at the same time have lounges for everyone and give you free Ramillo's on a five hour transatlantic redeye from Washington to Iceland it just none of that bath checks out but it sounds like a recipe for a very very nice ace airline that will operate for one week yes so. I don't like to throw them. Throw them away so quickly but do not book a flight on this airline. Let's start offering offering it because I don't understand how they could turn around to start offering flights this October so damn quickly. It doesn't make sense. I don't do that unless it's so cheap you can just throw the forty bucks fairway not care. I mean if I'm going to get a trip to Iceland free water. 'cause I mean okay but the water is delicious and Michelle Starr meal and do wait a minute. Wait a minute. I just figured it out. The whole cargo think they're gonNa make you carry the cargo in your hands into the seat. Aren't that's a nice value add proposition. That's you're going to have to hold the fish yeah. That's going to be so cheap so we can't eat the fish we have. Have you just have to hold fit. You are the cargo carrier. Oh well yeah the whole thing. Is it reeks of like eastern nine or something like that just but I don't really know. We got to see this week but that lead story for later in the episode yeah so yeah while coming back second apparently very quickly. I don't buy it. I don't see the need for its but shore speaking of airlines which are a little confusing confusing and usually on our radar we continue to question whether Norwegian will exist in the medium term future yeah or even short turn this short term future yeah. They are having worse financial issues than than usual usual. They've really a bunch of external factors of really hit Norwegian hard for when they started long operations. Boeing was late delivering the seven eight seven which was unfortunate fortunate so they started operations with their craft from anyone who had them and then the Trent went thousands broke and so they had to wet leased aircraft from anyone that could have than the seven three. Max grounded so they had to wet leased aircraft from anyone who they could find sensing a pattern here. I'm getting the pattern here and so speaking of wet lease just a few of the current wet lease operations operating on behalf of Norwegian a euro-atlantic seven six seven the high flight eight hundred eighty a high flame three forty develop a
Patriots' Patrick Chung Indicted On Cocaine Possession Charge
"We give a quick shout at the patrick. Chung ben arrested or arraigned reigned for cocaine possession. One of the one of the great great great illegal things that have happened in this country is patrick chung getting being arrested for this it was his alarm was tripped at his house. The cops went into his house. He wasn't even home and just found cocaine in his house. You can do that. I think cocaine and your house now. I don't know that put it in this country anymore. I'm with you on that but i think the more war legal thing is. I don't think you can just go into somebody's house and start rifling around well. I don't know how much driving around the guessing maybe he dimitrius thomas esque cocaine cantabile playmakers allegedly but the i don't think they did much rifling around but they did have cause to enter because alarm was trip yeah but that's bush also like much trips like they can go in like a search warrant. Check ideo were here. We're going to close up for a frodo. That's the burglars cocaine cocaine.
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"And you know, because of the the, the place, she wasn't her life and coming out independent and creating music and art in her own form in her own voice was significant. So that is my recommendation. That's great. And I think there's a lot of a new generation of people who are now getting turned onto Lauren hill because Drake jus- sampled her, and I've heard a lot of people talking about how you know I've heard it said like a renaissance, learn home like she doesn't need renaissance. You know her. She's still just as relevant now as ever since she was in her early twenties when she made that album, can you imagine? No, I cannot imagine what would we do without lies like doing something. Great Farallon you. I'm going to go next. I have actually two recommendations. The first is the power by NY, OMI alderman. It's been for a while. I'm definitely lay on the power boats of, but it's this is science fiction novel about a imagining a future in which women are able to have like shoot electric city through the fingers. And it's really like what will happen if women are able to overpower men because of this ability. And it's really a is just got me thinking about just the ways in which we're complicit in all these different ways. So what happens to women and girls in around the world and highly recommend it? And then my second recommendation is a podcast called the real nece that's from WNYC. It's podcast that documents the life of prodigy who's a rapper that had sickle cell, and there's a moment where he's just like, when you think about sickle cell is imagine if. Your bones were on fire and like that visual, right? And so something that affects so many Americans, but because it mostly affects African Americans like this way that they told the story through telling his story would also telling the numbers around who who has sickle cell and how much research goes into dollars go into it compared to like other diseases where because it fix white people, but not necessarily as many people, but they have like literally a cure for whatever this x. diseases is this a really? I mean, I think that's the power of audio and in storytelling, narrative stories the way that the specific shows you this universal issue. So highly recommended the real nece and also the power really good. I have to recommendations as well. The first is more of a personal plug. We have a new slate podcast ups today when we're recording, which is lens day, but by the time you hear this, it will already be in your podcast feeds, possibly it's called outwear. It is slates LGBT podcast. I am hosting along with my, I think. My colleague Brian louder and Brendan tens -ly an amazing editor at new America we talk about, but I'm a cheerleader actually in our very first episode because it's going to be a monthly podcast on themes in our first name is routes. So the roots of our queer identity is and and that idea or that term I think was coined by, but I'm a cheerleader where they all have to report out their roots like the thing that made them gay, and it's very funny in that movie. And I'm just so excited about this podcast. We've been planning it for so long and it feels incredible to have it finally ready for human ears. But my real recommendation is short film called normal appearances that I watched last week. It's only about five minutes. You can find it online. It's directed by documentary filmmaker penny lane, and it's all clips from the bachelor that she and her assistant have strung together. Take. Taken out all of the sound so no background music, no chatter, but then they've re recorded sound effects over it. So all the clips that they use are instances where the women on the show are sort of like adjusting their closed because they're too tight or too small kind of waddling around in their heels, fixing their hair, all of these gestures that people do when they have dressed themselves up because they want to be looked at, but then are kind of uncomfortable when they're actually being looked at. It's so eerie. They went into a sound effects studio and like held a microphone close to somebody adjusting abroa- strap and stuff like that. And it's just five minutes of a very creep elite staring at women adjusting themselves..
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"And so because they're attacked to you woman, you can't be around them. So in a way, like as with all things pay, the patriarchy system is also harmful to men. So I think if anything I'm more interested in just how is this going to one when when are we going to get the headline about the drunk fan? That through a can bottle at one of these dudes heads? Right. Like I mean, I'm sorry to be so rash, but that's where my mind goes to like, this is going to be bad, and eventually this is going to meet something bad for these men. And I think like if anything, that's more what I'm waiting to see versus that there's going to be any real change to the way the NFL treats men versus women. Sorry, Dr. No go there. Are you coining Omarosa ask. I know I should. She would love that. I'm sure she might have already trademarked. I also learned that cheerleading used to be an all male sport. I like like most sports and jobs and activities when it started in the eighteen hundreds. And then as women got involved, I think it became more closely tied to sexual objectification and less about just like coordinated chance. So who knows perhaps as more than three men enter cheerleading teams. Maybe the other thing I was thinking about is maybe a little boys will watch football with their family is and see men on the cheerleading teams and things like, oh, there's multiple jobs that I could do in such an industry. You know, I don't just have to be the one running around confessing people. I could also be the sexy dancer, and I was thinking some of watching and thinking to myself, I could be objectified too. I'm expecting that those baggy clothes are not going to be around for very long, can't wait. I can't wait for equal opportunity, offensive objectification. Okay. Listeners tell us what you think is going gonna change the NFL is gonna make more people more little boys everywhere learned that they can be sexually objectified on a football field. Email us at the waves at sleep dot com era. Let's get into our recommendations who'd like to go. I, I'll go first. Thank you. So my recommendation, this is related to the show in how we were talking about the miseducation of Cameron post in talking with friends about it, multiple people. I thought like the miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and I said, no, not like the miseducation of Lauryn Hill. And in my process of sort of, you know, sort of talking about why was MRs occasion, something that was coined or not in one of the things that I don't think people realize that the miseducation Lauryn Hill. Lauryn Hill is a pop star and hip hop artists are in b. shoes. A mixture on a little bit of reggae in in the nineties is well at the same time. Is that she based the title MRs occasion of Lauryn Hill on a nineteen thirty three book. I believe called the miss -education of the negro which was written by Dr Carter Woodson and African American man who is talking about how African Americans at the time were essentially being taught on the expectation in on how to be inferior. And there's several really awesome quotes, but just if you're training and educating a black person to be inferior into come to the back door, one of the quotes was akin to, you know, even if there's no back door, he will cover backdoor. And I think that the idea was that, you know, this was very powerful piece at the time. And so I do think that there are people who were kind of asking about whether or not MRs -cation of Karen poses some sort of appropriations. So in addition to that question, I the MRs occasion of Lauryn Hill is an excellent album obviously for multiple. So my recommendation is the miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Lauryn Hill. Listen to the album. It's great speaking of period pieces. I listen to it a lot in my youth, and I just listened to it recently again..
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"So a baggy tank top and baggy gym shorts and sneakers, and all the women are in these poses where they're like popping. Their hips out and their arms are in really strange formulations around their faces, it all of them. It looks like you could just poke them and push them over. And these two men are standing like feet spread apart, arms crossed. One of them even has a really intense sort of glower on his face when all the women have these like beautiful smiles and one of the men too. But the other one it reminds me of when you're watching football, even all their faces come up and it's like, you know, Jason see who earn quarterback and which is run. Yeah, exactly. One of the cheerleaders looks more like that. And so there that already speaks to what I think will be the continued disparate treatment. But then also they, I guess, did a demo performance. The the, the LA Rams cheerleading squad posted on their Instagram page. And one of the things that they actually think is significant about the men joining these squads is learned. I didn't know that there were already men on. Some NFL cheerleading squads, but they were only for stunts. So what you were talking about Latifah, throwing women in the air and stuff. They weren't doing the dances. So now these men are going to be doing the same dances. So not actually just the stunts but the hip swivels and the shimmy is and what have you. And that's not to too. To denigrate the great dancing that goes on. But I do think it's significant that they will be doing the same dance moves as the women for the first time. So I watched one of their performance. Well, that's the thing in this performance. All the women had pump except the man, and I actually asked the LA Rams cheerleading, PR person or whatever. Like what's the deal? Why doesn't this guy have pompoms? And she said, wait, I have her quote right here. Since this is the first year we've had male cheerleaders as part of our team. Nothing is off the table. However, we don't anticipate them using palms and in conversations with Quinton and Polian. Those are the two cheerleaders. We found they both preferred not to use palms. First of all palms I learned as the appropriate term for pom-pom, but also do women get to decide whether they prefer to use poems or not. I mean, I, I'm not sure how much to believe that answer. I think it's it's probable that the men didn't want to use palms. Perhaps they've never danced with palms before because that's not a thing. Mel cheerleaders do. But also if you're trying to say, oh, what agenda neutral space we have, which is what I think they're trying to say because this just has so happened to come at the the same year that all these gender discrimination lawsuits are coming out then give them in a sin upon what do you think Farallon. This could have been less also like is the sexist questions like totally sexist. Just like that. I'm boycotting. I mean, I'm never been a huge NFL watcher in the first place, but I think this year particular of hurt a lot of friends. I know that how NFL are specifically not going to be watching it because of the way NFL has even treated the whole like a player's protesting by kneeling. And so I just feel like this is like a most like an maroshek esque move to now start like have this headline that we're all look where letting men into the into the into the NFL now to be cheerleaders. Look, we're not Sex's douche bags, but I think you made a point in your in your peas, Christina. That even their ability to be able to say, oh, I, you know, I prefer not to use pompoms, you know where women controversy that came out last year around the the saints. She'll later that got fired for putting up a pig. Chew on her Instagram, right? These cheerleaders and not even allowed to fraternize with the players because also there's an assumption that all of these players are straight, and so therefore you need to avoid them because Ben can help this sexual wiles..
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"It's always been very aware of cheerleading and what it does, and you know how how going to also going to an all women's school when I was younger and we didn't have cheerleaders and my daughter's like I understand cheerleading, I want to do it and just generally being very down on cheerleading from multiple reasons. Personally, I think it's just bad, bad bad. However, we definitely know that in the case, where in this case it's a a New Orleans and Los Angeles. I think the first ones who are adopting the policy of hiring male chillier is the question. Is this going to help cheerleading? Is it going to help change the culture of women being objectified isn't going to help raise the pay scale of the women who are in these jobs? As we know often happens with female dominated occupations where men are introduced as in their introduced into the wild. But men are introduced income in sort of raise the level of of pay which could be seen positively or is just it's going to be, you know, men or going to, you know, these men are just going to sort of file into the existing, the existing culture of objectification and exploitation, and sort of using bodies to sell tickets and the unfortunate coupling that we have of sports and this activity in our culture. And you know, I don't first of all there as you mentioned our three male cheerleaders. So I don't think there's going to be, you know any wave of significant culture or or changes logistically and how this is done. We do know that surely ding is especially on college campuses and other spaces where there are lot of male cheerleaders, and you can in its very athletic enterprise. And there's lots of squads that have women and men. Some my argue so that you can throw the women up higher. In the air. If you have milk. Early. Because of brute force and brute strength. But I, you know, I don't have any hope that this is going to really change the nature or the culture of cheerleading in this country. I think it's possible that you know some some might say, this is equal opportunities, so you could just you could have men to Oakland as well. We'll see then how I'm very curious as to what the outfits will be for the men cheerleaders, where we know there's a little bit less the college levels a little bit more PG, but who knows? I mean, the men going to be shirtless, or are they going to be in bikinis, or are they going to be fully clothed? We have yet to see. But I definitely think that the timing of it in light of the stories that we've heard about how this this group of workers is treated is not going to go unnoticed. But again, I think that there are men who were exploited as well as women in these situations. And I, I don't think that we can assume. That there's going to be any significant changes or challenges how ever you know there could be. We've seen that there there could be some economic impact, and that's yet to be seen, but equal opportunity. I can shed a little light on the on what they'll wear. I haven't seen them in any games because the season hasn't started yet, but I did a little Slough thing on the LA Rams website for a piece that I wrote about this very issue last week. And you know, it's like the their headshots basically accept because they're cheerleaders, it's their full body shots. And so there's dozens of women, and then these two men and the women are all in with look like bras to me, a lot of them have under wires. They're all wearing different things. It's not their uniforms, but they have jewels. It's none of them are dressed in anything more substantial than a set of lingerie. And then there's the two men and they're wearing what I think men wear to the gym..
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"I definitely felt that I wanted to get up and sing with them, and it was like, what am I? I houses on at home before I went to college sing along song. Oh, it is. And then the dresses and the one ten camera. So there's definitely like little pieces where I was like, oh my gosh, I'm old enough to like relate to a period piece. That was unexpected. But the other, the other thing about the way I think of it is it definitely felt like a very long trailer or something that was crafted, you know, for the sake of being very instructive about a problem as opposed to a good dramatic piece. I definitely thought the character of Cameron. I kept wanting her to sort of like snap out of it. She just seemed very like hazy and not really there to your point. Just very as like one hundred move her lips more and just like, just, you know, I just wanted her to to to express herself, but then having them all sort of just super aware of who they were, who they were going to be regardless of this experience, which is what I think. MRs a little bit of the Mark in that so much of the oppression whether or not you go to a camp like this, but it could just be happening within you or within your family or within your culture that that exercise is happening all the time to people which is leading. And there's the the statistics on suicide in the LGBT youth community are just happening in their communities. They're not necessarily at these camps, but that level of of of inner struggle is so intense among so many communities in the high rates of suicide and suicide attempt, and the number of kids who are on the street who were LGBT you who were cast out from them. They're owns is such a reality, which is why in part, I thought the end of the movie with sorry for spoilers. But at the end of the movie, they was just sort of, you know, embracing the nature sort of getting away wasn't. It was was the part that was so sad to me because what it said was they're not going to be embraced by their families and a warm home. Of security and graduate from high school, maybe even and have financial security or someone to feed them. You know what I mean? Despite how tortured it is. And just all of those, you know comforts that are just literally like supporting child until they're ready to support themselves was just so stark to me in a way that felt very fairy telic and took away a little bit from, you know, what does this look like? It doesn't look like they're gonna just go off into the sunset and be wonderful people. This looks like they're going to be dropped off by this truck somewhere and probably exploited and probably end up back home, whether abuse again. I mean, just there was a lot of that where I wasn't sure what the end was supposed to do, but definitely in his woman who's sitting next me in the theater in when it was over. We both said, but hers was audible. My was internal, and so you know that. So that's how I felt. I think that it was. I think that there was something that was very documentary about it because of. Secondary characters, but in terms of like a good arc of dramatic movie or portrayal, I do think that it was a little. I don't know just lacking, yeah. Listeners, let us know what you thought. You can Email us at the waves at slate dot com. June Thome is here dropping into let you know that this episode the waves is brought to you by double a meal kit delivery service that offers literally healthy meals that can be made in just fifteen minutes..
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"Teen suicide have been working a lot too. To try to ban conversion therapy khloe grace Murat's actually, I spoke with someone from the Trevor project recently, one of these advocacy groups, she's been working with them, which I think is great. So it's really hard to make a movie about that that does not feel either ham-fisted or like a cop out or sort of self consciously woke or like your blanketing over nuances. So when I watch a movie like that, I have to think like, okay, what do I want from this in? I either want a great movie that makes me feel things and challenges might brain and has some sort of artistry and creativity on offer, or I want an okay movie that will be good for the public discourse TM. And I actually think that this for me, failed on both counts. It didn't make me feel much. I think part of that was because they chose the wrong main character. I did not see the character of Cameron having much internal struggle at all. She seems more of like this quiet observer. Part of that, I think was a problem with the SCR. Ripped part of it might be with Chloe grace Marissa's acting, but I also think it was adapted from a book and and perhaps it was rendered better in the book. I haven't read it, but I think there were a couple of other characters that would have been much more interesting main characters like Cameron posts, roommate who really does want to change and be straight and thinks she can, and then continually fails or the boy that you mentioned Latifah who almost gets to go home, but doesn't. I think the three characters at the center of the film are just sort of bored, and self-confidence seemed like they know themselves just are over it. And I think focusing the film on those three people made it feel like there was no big narrative arc or much emotion at the center of the film. I agree. And then on the, is it good for public discourse side? I don't know. Verlaine you've kind of made me change my mind a little bit because I think like who could who would be maybe an audience for this. This who either their mind would be changed or they might be activated to advocate against conversion therapy. And I just felt like the depiction of it maybe wasn't nothing. I think they really needed to show more abuse or something, but I felt like the depiction of it was slightly muted. I don't know. I mean, the moment where he and I told myself, I will look up the scripture, but of course I did not, but owing the character that teeth lament shin know didn't get to go home these sitting in one of these therapies sessions with the director of the camp, who's the psychologist, a person that that runs these conversations. She and she makes him read the letter from her from his dad. That wins that essentially says that you can't come home and he starts to use scripture something like I'm strong in my weakness because yeah, you're weak and I can't have a weakness in my house because Alex is the Vom Alex sent. The so he says, you know, my greatest officiant for you from my power is made perfect in my weakness and like is a person that has read that verse that's heard that versus be spoken from the pulpit hearing this, this, this, this teenager that has just been rejected from his father in a way that like Jesus would never have rejected him and, and that's the faith that his father used to to justify rejecting his son. I was highly affected by that. And so I can see that changing. Maybe the a someone that was like that that things that you know, love the what is it like hate the sin, love the center or whatever the like someone that truly believes that in their heart. Like I feel like this was highly effective. So you know, I think there's a couple of in terms of feelings. I've been having a feeling weak just off the heels of some entire Prussian training and. One of the things that I think for me, timing wise was particularly the gen-xer of like, so the Columbia house and the and the four non blondes song in the kitchen..
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"One of the things that really one of the scenes are really affected me. I was. I was highly affected by this film. She's on the phone calls on after going through one of these. What I see is destructive and self hating therapy sessions. She calls her on and she's just like, you know, would you be okay if I came home and like her on automatic. Starts crying. She's crying on her like, don't you wanna have a family one day and she was like, yeah, you know what I mean? Like that idea that like, you know she wants. I think she wanted. I saw her wanting to change in her just like trying to grapple with the fact that like this, helping me what I feel right now is wrong. I don't wanna be wrong. I want to go by this faith that I've grew. I've known my whole entire life and but this something about this, this feels wrong about this, you know, and then leader on there's a scene with, I don't know how much this you wanna give away. But later on a moment where she's like realize like, oh, they don't know what the f. they're doing. And that's the moment I think you know, after one of the most, I cried a lot during this movie that was also just crying as for me like to see my faith, be use of the tool to like be so damaging to people always really bothers me and always really affecting on me. And so I was just washing just thinking my God like how? How is it that there are people that like for me, Jesus all about love. And so how can you use a person that literally died for people? How can you use what he believes to mentally torments? People like that to me was like, I was very affected by this idea of that, especially teenagers, you know. And I think a lot of this felt very teenage campy. I don't know like there was a very like teenager vibe to it, but I think I read some right in one of the things that we we had for this for this conversation that there was like no rating on this because they didn't want to put it normally would make this in our rated movie, even though I don't, you know, I think there should clearly at the very most be a PG thirteen. 'cause I mean, there was a little bit of sex. Most of it is just teenage angst and but teenage angst wrap of heightened by this tension of a faith and and what is it mean to to really believe that who you are simple? Yeah, I would actually say the one of the sex scenes that happens at. The camp was like one of the more intense and disturbance that I've ever seen and and that was actually one of my favorite parts movie because it made me feel something mid made me feel. I mean, it was like just a still camera on these two teenage girls like not moving away and it's like not really joyful or affirming or anything. And union is someone's gonna come in like this all this tension. Yeah. But for the rest of the film, I actually didn't feel much and and when I think about it's very hard to make a movie about a sort of hot button, social and political issue. This one in particular, the issue of conversion therapy is very topical and relevant. I mean, states state legislatures are currently in conversations about banning it. It's still legal in thirty six states. This is something that you know groups that ad that worked to prevent LGBTQ..
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"But that's I saw, but I'm sure leader in the theater and those who don't know. This was also a movie that was about conversion therapy. It was campy. It was a little bit comic relief and Paul. Yeah, it's great. Good actor. It was just like good people and still calling rupaul good by the way. Nice nineteen ninety nine maybe a very good actor. He is. He is so so so. So I know that there's some issues with like comparing it to that, but there is definitely there is definitely some release in that depiction that I feel like that both the camping and the the humor and the sort of the hopefulness about that that the informalities of gave to this movie. I in some ways it was just so Slyke depressing in the fact that like the reason they were, they were not like hemmed into. Cage and they were not, you know, they could just get up and make themselves breakfast, and you know, move around as they wanted or go on our hike or whatever. But at the same time, the thing that kept going playing in my mind is like, this is really the only place they have so that even though it wasn't restrictive in their mind, and this was one of the characters who thought he was going to go back home. And then his dad said he couldn't come back home. It's like it's either here or the street, and there's something about that that was very, very grim in that it wasn't just, here's a place you go, you know, get fixed and come home. It was almost like this is the only place you have to go in. The only other option is for you to live on the streets or fend for yourself as like a sixteen year old because you can't come home, and I think that allowed me to because it was, I wasn't so focused on like the day to day like boot camp, be restrictions. I was more thinking about, like, what are they doing there? Why they're what's happening. This is school. They going back and it. Was this idea that like this was really like the last hope you know. And I think it was that their parents like they can't be in the house with me. So this is another place to go into leave into an adult. And then it was also kind of felt very, like foster care. Ash sense that it was like, you know, had a very orphanage sort of feel to me where you know this was just like a resting place for you for the moment. And then when you aged out, you're going to just have to face the world alone, which was very stark and very like scary to me including the ending when I'm just like they're going to their demise. I, it was just awful and that they were free was really like upsetting. Yeah, because they were not free. They were. They were cast out? Yeah. Fairly. What did you think the whole time? I was thinking, these are young people that grew up in very cushion households or most of them have. They believe the main character Cameron like she went to bible studies. She. Grew up in a household, believing in the evil Yvonne, John. And I keep saying even Christianity because I'm a Christian for like I have to out myself as a Christian. Grew up in a Methodist church Goto just like a either leave Jesus type church now. And I think that there is a different. It's like when you believe the thing, like the ideas of that said that you're who you are. Sexual identity is a sin. Like if you really believe that than the idea the going to this as Latif described it, I think that's a great the -nology like this forced to care situation. You're in it not like thinking that you need to to get away or run away. You're in it because you you're trying to change..
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"All right. The missiles occasion of Cameron post. This is a movie that came out at the beginning of this month. It's directed by desharnais Akhavan and based on a twenty twelve novel by Emily Danforth its stars khloe grace Maritz as a high schooler in Montana nineteen Ninety-three who gets caught in the backseat of a car with her best friend at the homecoming dance, they're having sex. She gets caught. She gets whisked away to God's promise, which is conversion therapy camp. And she is forced to go through a bunch of therapy about where she has to talk about why she has same sex attractions because there's no such thing as homosexuality in this world. There's only a sin, the sin of same sex attraction which can and should be avoided just like any other sin. So the thing that stood out to me about this depiction of conversion therapy. Is there's a bunch of little sort of indignities like somebody will show up in their bedroom at the in the middle of the night with a flashlight to make sure the two roommates aren't in bed together. They won't let them listen to pop music. They can only listen to worship songs, but it's not this sort of what I would what comes to my mind when I think of a conversion therapy camp, like it's sort of militaristic and physically abusive like a boot camp. These kids get to go to a Christian rock concert, which is a Christian rock concert, but it's still a rock concert. I actually thought the music was pretty good. They get to hang out with their friends alone in the woods. It didn't seem that bad. So before we get into the movie, I'm curious about what you guys thought about the depiction of conversion therapy in this. Well, so so the first one, I I heard about it and read about it. I couldn't help, and I know desert Akhavan who's the director and the screen. One of the screenwriters. Had a negative reaction to people comparing it to, but I'm a cheerleader..
"esque" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"Anyway, I think all of this speaks to the fact that we have a reality TV show president who who made his cabinet of people that don't have political experience. Like, what did you know what I mean? I feel like that honest with that feeling of like, I'm going to do this. An interest of my country come from people that actually wanted to be politicians wanted to serve. I'm Rosa wants to serve. I'm Rosa and has been since two thousand and four. Right? And so now she's in the White House. Like what else did we expect? Of course, he's taking notes about him chewing and spit and swallowing pieces of paper. Like that's the kind of information that they would want you to say when you're doing the little interviews after. You've recorded a whole scene and then the producers put you in a box for the reality TV show and they're acting you. So how did you feel when Donald Trump was like, those are the kind of little details that she probably would have been collecting for those moments? You know? But you know to answer your question Christina about like, why does this matter? I think will one is shows just how unsecure those this White House is. Right. So if are also what whatever she recorded wherever those recordings are. I'm sure some maybe Russia hacker has access to them already has them right. So there's that feeling of like, right, and then this White House. The reason they gave for ousting morosi was because of the mount of abusing of the White House car service. Right. And so when I really think about that, like that's what the White House. That's the reason the White House gay for getting rid of her in light of like all these other things just shows just how unstable this this whole situation is, you know, like even the calls, I mean, I know. Yes, this is John Kelly job to fire her. So he didn't technically have to consult the president, but even if you don't know, what did you pretend that you knew, you know, like, why would you call her? It'd be like, I can't believe he did that. Like there's just, no, there's no protocol across the board. Of course she recorded because the people that she's working with, there's no protocol for anyone. Not even n people like me want to read about it. So one thing that I've been thinking about recently, I the written a couple pieces about onerous past couple of days. One of them my editor came up with a great headline, which pretty much encapsulates my feelings about this whole thing, which is that there's nothing Omarosa can say or do that could possibly matter. Like if she, if what she's saying is true that you know this tape of Trump saying that and where it exists, will that matter? And I kind of had a little disagreement with my editor over this because he says the good. Well, yeah, I'm excited to hear you say because I think that I mean Omoro says going around saying like, oh, once I heard the n. word tape, that's when I really knew Trump was racist. I don't believe that, and I don't believe that there's anyone out there who who doesn't Artie, who can support Trump. In everything that he's done. His becoming famous by saying, Obama was not born in this country saying the central park five was guilty and affirming that years later in twenty sixteen, I believe it was the last time that he affirmed that. That's what he believes his. His racially discriminatory practices in his housing complexes, not to mention just all of the stuff that he is said and done while he's president that's racist. I don't see how you could support all of that. And then he says the n. word and you'll say like, well, that's the last straw. The my editor says that there are some people whose definition of racism is so narrow that that that could really be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Give Game me you little. can meet. Can we just go ahead and say that there are white people that think that anyone in this whole anyone else?.
"esque" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"Be like, you know, this vision of two secret service guards holding her hands and she's holding a box of papers or whatever Richard Richard attic. attic. So so the two things I was thinking is I like, definitely there's this sort of like, you know, scandal kind of thing, but the actual book itself and what's in it is much more if we're going to just just let me do this. This this metaphor, it's much more, you know, Selena Meyers, ask White House. And so I'm gonna dislike, say she sort of like bringing all of the the, the White House drama to to to the fore. And you know, just some of the stuff in here is is really remarkable. It's literally reads like the way that show works in your veep veep and which is one of my favorite shows by the way. And this this is strange nece this almost sort of like, you know, circus theme character about it. And the honesty for me is that whenever whenever I hear that someone is going to say something or had the audacity to the fact that this is so you know. It's an unusual in crazy time and to be living and the White House idea that somebody I'm waiting for all of the people to line up with the similar story. Of course, there's a multitude of credibility issues, but a little piece of me is like, you know, oh, who's who's? You know, who's gonna who's gonna do their tell all now I'm just waiting for all of them. I want all of them. I want, you know, the first guy it was like made my whole week and it's like, this is this is this is how this is. You know, this is what I hope for, and it's it's horrible and ridiculous, but there's so many things that are so like as a political and as somebody who worked in with the White House, all of the time, half of the things that we hear that go on a daily basis or just putting you know decades of history on its head. What are some of the things? The weirdest things are the most outrageous things that you have read in the book or read that you could read in the book that you. You would say, you know, I can't believe this is actually happening in the White House. Well, the protocol pieces are crazy like the fact that you have access to this very important person who has should have numerous clearances and just not be exposed in this. We mean the fact that she's able to just like call just talk about the fact that you know he's a germaphobe and she knows that or like, you know how he feels about his kids and how he feels about, you know what he does and where he sleeps in, all of that is like the security concerns around all of that, I think is not just one thing, but this idea that somebody who is in the seat of power, you know, who has the ability to protect the nation and should it's, you know, despite who the person is, there should be a shroud. There should be, you know, some level of protection and privacy, and the fact that like you know, reality stars are kind of like, you know, I think I think Trump. Chewed and swallowed a piece of like the June this wall, and the piece of paper for me was like that. That was the moment where you know you gotta. Cannot fixers of doing that in real life. Donald Trump. Right. And so so that's the part that's disturbing this idea that you know, it's not just the informality and the disorganization of it, but you know, this is supposed to be a very secure place and very protected place for reason. And why wasn't she screened for recording devices before going into the situation room, especially if she's somebody who you know you're about to fire. So probably don't trust very much. Well, from what I wanna understand is the situation is like honor system like there, say associates, your phone here before you go into the most secure place. Sign has really stopped. This is about vetting the people. The security literally about, you know, vetting and trust and having really having gatekeepers who know the difference and being the person who says, despite whether or not you're gonna leave your cell phone in the box outside the door that you should even be invited to this level the White House..
"esque" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"She's actually been on the Prentice three different times starting with the first season in two thousand and four, a while Trump hired her as part of his campaign. When he was running election campaign, then he hired her as one of the nine additional people for his transition team. And then he hired her to be a part of his cabinet. So she's had a long history with Trump. This is not like they just got cool yesterday, like they have been cool for side graduated from high school in two thousand and four. They've been cool for very long time. And so the must've been stay knew how to. Like she's been really good at manipulating the media, right? He's also been really good at manipulating the media. That's how he became president. I'm gonna relating his base, and so I think that I think that in a way had she not had those recordings like I think she knows the person that she's dealing with well enough to know that the only way that she'll be taken seriously as she is right now in the moment is because she has those recordings and he's already tried to discredit her by saying, like, what did he call her a low life of she was cool with me until she got fired, like he's already, you know, the things that he's saying to dismiss her despite the fact that he's like continued to rehire there, their characteristics that that you must be gelling well to keep hiring this person and having them around you. It really strikes me that the qualities she has that Trump likes are the same qualities that are underlining her current. Media tour and the reasons why she's turning against him. Now, you know, she is incredibly ruthless and smart and good at making people listen to her. I mean, I can see why she was hired for, you know, Al Gore's campaign and the Trump campaign over and the White House. Like she comes off really, really smart and poised and like somebody you would much rather have in your corner than in the other person's corner. But the the thing that I'm wondering now is like, why should anyone care about the things she's talking about? So she's talking about how Trump didn't know that she was getting fired until she was fired. That's that's the whole purpose of the John Kelly tape or the. She then taped the conversation. She had with Trump where he said, oh, I didn't realize you're fired or something like that. That's news to me. And then she says, she's taped Ivanka, Jared Kushner saying, oh. We also didn't know you were getting fired that that's not of public interest. You know, we already know that Trump is incompetent at running the White House that's only of interest to Omarosa. And so she's using the promise of this other tape where he allegedly said the n. word which she does not have access to. She has never heard it. She says she got confirmed in the book. She said that she only got confirmation of it, but now she's going on TV saying, oh, no, after the book went to press, I heard it, which I, I don't believe her because I think she's an unreliable narrator. Who is. Knows that she won't be getting on these new shows unless she has something more news worthy relevant to say than, oh, Trump didn't know I was getting fired. So she's promising this tape. I saw her on the today show with savannah Guthrie. She couldn't even really explain what was in the tape. Savannah Guthrie kept asking her and she's like, oh, it's in my book. It's in my book. It's in my book. And savannah Guthrie was like, well, how long was the tape? And she was like. Three minutes like it just it seemed like somebody who would actually heard the tape and wanted to get pressed by explaining what was in the tape would have actually explained what the context was in the. I'm gonna be honest. I'm going to. I'm going to be very good, brutally honest and say a couple of things. One is that whenever something so sensational comes out like someone with the gumption and the the wherewithal to take a recording device into the White House. If you recall also the other drama nugget was when she had to be escorted off the grounds. And when she was there was also this hullabaloo actually fired where you know there was this claim that she had stormed the White House back and she had to.
"esque" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"All right, onto Omarosa. She I got famous as a contestant on the very first season of the apprentice where she was sort of played as a big backstabbing villain. And that's where she got to know Trump who hired her as a communications aide in the White House. She got fired earlier this year, and now she is dominating the news cycle there. I wanted to explain exactly what's going on here, but I also want you to to explain what you and Latifa were talking about before we started recording, which is that apparently everyone assumes that you know her, she's. The present? Well, I I the reason why acts Latifah did she know Rosa one because they both are in DC. They're blackwoods women, and I just felt like, you know, when she goes enough of these parties or these like smooching kind of networking seen these one of those places that's like so small and inside that people that are in politics Polly's. But then she politician is another question. I guess we should all be acting ourselves. All of that is true everything you just said, it's true. And so the fact that I feel like it's a near miss, I have never met her. There are several people who think that I have not heard and assume that I have met her in addition to you. So it is a perfectly makes her pope perfect sense that you would ask that question, but no, I have not. In fact, I was very surprised at her her sort of even being here on the DC seen when I learned about it because you know, these c. is DC and she's not. There's lots of things about not DC. So just, you know, the. That she sort of you know descended in in this in this world is a little odd. What about her is not DC? Would you say, well, you know, I mean, she's not a, she's not walk. She's on a walk. She's not a, you know, an aspiring. She didn't have an aspiring politician. She didn't work on the hill. She she doesn't. I mean, you know, maybe she is in. That's why she's at the White House, but she just didn't fit the mold of, you know, pulling up, you're rolling up your sleeves and like diving into, you know, the social Justice realm. Yelich an issue, you porting on civil rights, or you know, defending black women or anything like that. But she was definitely here that was the price to read that she actually got her first political kind of position working on Vice President, Al Gore's campaign in nineteen ninety surprise me. One of that person's aid said that it was one of the. Worst like hires ever made her reputation definitely precedes her and I, you know, I always go back and forth. Whenever people say negative things about women at work, I'm always like, is it that she's being assertive and you feeling a certain way about that because she's a woman, particularly a black woman, then you got like the angry black woman stereotype. But this so reason that we're talking about, I'm also right now is that on Sunday, she told VC's meet the press that she recorded White House chief of staff, John Kelly, while he was firing her. And she proceeded to make this recording from the situation room, which supposedly supposed to be one of the most secures locations in the world. And I remember listening podcasts talking about this over the weekend and just being like my God, this feels like a scene out of scandal. But then the other end of it is she has. This book that she's writing this, tell all about her time in the in the White House which many other former White House aides. Once they depart matter who the president is have written books like this, but there is something I feel like when I hear her say I needed to record it to be believed. I don't disagree with that. I don't think that I think that had she not. She's already a reality TV star..
"esque" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"Me and sleeps DC studio is Latifah Lyles vice president at the national network to end domestic violence in the former director of the women's bureau at the Labor Department under Barack Obama. How's it going Latifah? It's going well. Thank you and joining us from New York over the airwaves is the phenomenal producer of this very podcast. Varela Williams. Hi, Caroline. Hi, Christina. Highly higher, doing good. It's good to have you back. You were gone for a couple of weeks. I was on vacation. I went to remove ad for you. Then I went to Detroit for the national association of black journalists convention, which as listen as we here at a second. One of the people were talking about attended last year and kind of had a big headline coming out of the convention. So you know, she's keeps coming up from me around this time every year. It's about me. It certainly is that brings us to our topics for today. So on today's episode, we're going to start by talking about the woman who continues to pop up in violence life, former White House employee and apprentice star Omarosa manigault Newman who is currently flogging her new Trump tell all book with the claim that she heard tapes of the president saying the n. word among other weird things that she claims he did, then we're going to review the message occasion of Cameron post a new film about a teenage girl who gets sent to Christian gay conversion therapy after she gets caught having sex with a girl. And finally, we will discuss a major. I for the NFL male cheerleaders. There are three of them and they're going to be cheering and dancing at football games. This fall coming to a television set near. You also today in our sleep plus..
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"But what is your biggest takeaway from this kaku in second for the golden boot would four goals back to back braces which is the last time that was on it was nineteen eighty six and eight i don't know they keep their own stats about like these new stats and whatnot i think he he did something that hasn't been done in like twenty years or something like that yeah and i think the thing the most impressive thing with ramalu kacou is that he's twenty five he is already belgium's leading goalscorer at age of twenty five wild yeah and not only that he also has the most goals in international competition so that's not friendly's that that's the euro's that's the world cup so like actual tournaments and the man's been in two competitions so other belgium has been absolute fucking dog shit for good however long belgium has been around or romley lukaku was really coming into his own at such a young age i mean he's a a year older than us is not that much she's three months older than me that's fucks me up every single night i think about that every single night and i'm just like mom so fucking sorry this is my this is this is my talk i couldn't do it i couldn't do it mama couldn't couldn't do could go maybe next year i got three more months okay all right i'm almost twentyfive but i will say the combination of eden hazard kevin lebron's and raw maluku i think so far in the world cup they are the most dangerous attacking force because front three yeah i think kevin lebron's twenty is more back i'm but i think it's more it's more of a all encompassing front three not just a strikers trifecta so i think kevin bruna has that any light creativity frank lampard s passing he has the paul schools ask vision then you've got it in hazard who was brilliant on his first touch he can take anyone on he'll get into that space offer an outlet and then you've got the lethal finisher with lukaku where at least for belgium in these first two games has just been fucking perfection he's been he's been really nice again he knew really uses strength really well right he can body players i mean the guy looks like a rugby player out there the guy is also another thick player we saw him in person when we went down to fedex field and when we watch manchester united versus barcelona we saw neymars last goal for barcelona before yet transferred to ps she and we saw him in person kaku is a big guy he is huge like people like you see him on screen but when you actually see him in person you're like that boy could be a tight end and yeah a gronk esque player in charlotte to us by the way because we will be 'cause when we went to manchester united versus barcelona those for the international champions cup which we'll as a sports journalists parts of the media will be flying out to chicago to watch breezy dortmund versus man city so please follow that we're going to be doing streams videos you know being reporters shout the pat mcintosh from pro sports talks for a hooking us up so we're we're professionals now i don't have to tell girls anymore more than i'm a podcast her i can tell her i can tell them hey hey i'm sports journalists you know the difficulty of explaining what a podcast or is it's it's just horrible but shouts out to pat mcintosh forgiving for making such a bad decision and sending us to go but yeah right i really regret that i love it though if you're inside towns icago whatever chicago chicago ins call their city on july twenty fifth absolutely hit us up we need some bars to go to we need some people to meet and we are always down to drink a couple fans out in illinois you can like we use lipson as are like podcast poster neum whatever's going on it's the central lipson like portugal but it's it what is it will the capital portugal's no no no what what's it actually called it's like bullets why like lipson but with a wide set of an but it's pronounced the same right they've take so.
"esque" Discussed on Movie Crush
"Of course i wanna work with great i wanna work with jane campion and and you know the people that i really really loved when i was growing up yeah but i but i just can't i can't see myself doing something that i don't really like yeah two for way like what's what's the payoff is is it money right we'll yeah sure and that's great but i've i've met a lot of insanely wealthy people and the general vibe i get yeah is is not and i mean like at film parties or film festivals or at panels or whatever you know and the vibe you get from some of these folks that are at the tippy top of the acting profession it's not a contented dalai lama esque vibe man it is like blundell's of insecurity and you'll of nerves and i have that just myself i don't need to go get more of that yeah and so you know i was talking to my wife about this and and i've just i mean it obviously it's all about the the the material everyone says that but it's true i'm not concerned about where shoot or how much money i make it's all about like do i feel attached to whatever this guy is they're suggesting i play and do i and it doesn't even have to be like a great entire script right i might wanna do a character just like i i don't think this group is great but something i like about the character himself but it's like there's there's there's gotta be something that i can add to it that i feel like only i can add to it right not the navy else couldn't do a good job but but i but there's a reason why i say excuse me let me let me take a crack at this right and oftentimes characters written.