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A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
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A highlight from Torque Drift 2 - Motorsport comes to Web3
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Hey team, we have a new sponsor here at the Crypto Conversation, BitGet, one of the world's leading copy trading cryptocurrency exchanges, yes indeed. What happens if you've got the funds to invest but you don't have the time to keep track of the market? You still want to make smart money moves? What do you do? Well, copy trading is a popular choice for beginner traders. You can shorten your learning curve by uncovering tips and strategies from more experienced traders. BitGet's copy trading platform has over 80 ,000 elite traders to choose from and 380 ,000 followers just like yourself who are already using the BitGet copy trading platform as a potential passive income stream. All it takes is one click, you can subscribe to an elite profitable strategist, set your limits, automate your orders and monitor their trades. I've got some links in the show notes below, one link will take you through to the BitGet sign up page, give you a VIP discount. So learn all about it for yourself thanks to BitGet. And now it is on with the show. My guests today are Aaron Potter and Billy Sullivan. Aaron is the founder and Billy is the COO at Grease Monkey Games, a team I think based in Melbourne building immersive community driven games. For fans of motorsport, crypto, NFTs, Web3, all that good stuff, I'm sure we'll learn all about it today. Welcome Billy and welcome Aaron. Thanks for the invite. Oh yeah, great to be here. So I think what we'll do guys, it's always interesting having two people on the show, so I'll just kind of try and maybe direct questions to you in turn, but we'll do what we do at the beginning of the show. Be fantastic to just learn a little bit about both of you and I guess your personal and and professional backstory the lead up to founding and getting involved with the wonderful world of gaming. So let's start with you Aaron. Sure. So how I ended up in gaming, it goes kind of pretty far back. I come from a visual effects background and I used to do commercials and movies and things like that. So back in my 20s and even before that I kind of did some graphic design and print, but then came games about 12, 14 years ago, I started making games with my brother and together with my visual effects service work, yeah, it's kind of led us into making motorsport games and I haven't looked back really. I love making games. It's very hard, extremely difficult and time consuming, but a lot of fun. Absolutely. All right. Thank you Aaron and Billy. Yeah, for me as well, it kind of goes back quite a while. I've been at Grease Monkey Games for coming up to nine years, but I've been making games since I was about like nine or 10 actually. Discovered that you could make, choose your own adventure games in PowerPoint and in primary school and making kind of these little games and getting my friends to play them and that sort of a thing. And that kind of eventuated into me discovering and programming and modeling and all that good stuff, everything that kind of comes with making games, which was really interesting to me. And so once I kind of discovered games and got into games, especially getting into working with Aaron and on motorsport games, it's been a dream come true basically. And while it is very hard, like Aaron mentioned, it's very kind of fulfilling work. So yeah, great to be here talking with it about you, Andy. All right. Well, thank you, Billy. And Aaron, let's just start with the motorsport thing then. So why motorsport? And has motorsport kind of been a theme since the beginning? It's been, you know what, it does go back pretty far. So my first games that I made, as I mentioned, my brother used to make games very early on when mobile phones had just started making games as apps and stuff, in -app purchases and things like that. So we started doing car racing games back then, and we had some pretty good success. And then I kind of broke away and started doing my own one, set up my own games company. And I'm a bit of a motor head myself. I love cars. I love everything about cars, except building them. That's living up that to my friends. But yeah, it's a very fun kind of gaming genre to be in. It is challenging because when you think of car games, you're often going up against quite big budgets and big studios. So how we kind of tackle it is we try and find our niche within that. So it is very niche motorsport games that we focus on, particularly drifting, which I think is that niche, but it is a bit of a frowned motorsport compared to the rest of the motorsports out there anyway. Yeah. I mean, drifting, I guess it has a unique subculture around the world, but you see even like some of the seen lots of YouTube videos of some of the Formula One drivers practicing their drifting skills and so on. Absolutely. It's like everyone loves it. It's kind of like they're almost ashamed to admit it. Billy and myself go out drifting and we've got drift cars ourselves and it's very addictive to be honest. It's quite intense. It's very loud. And when you're shredding tires and there's a lot of smoke and it's just a lot of fun. It's crazy amount of fun. And just while we're talking about, I guess, real world and real life drifting. Yeah, Billy, what's the secret to a good drift car, do you reckon? A good drift car? Oh, well, rear wheel drive, I think is very critical. Having a hydro, an e -brake, it helps a lot just being able to, yeah, it's essentially an extra set of calipers on the rear wheel that separates it from the brake pedal kind of helps lock the rear wheels up. But outside of that, I think just a good seat and a harness goes a long way to bring that kind of connection to the car. Because if you have a stock seatbelt, you're going to be rolling around everywhere and it's hard to understand what the car is doing. So I think there's any aspiring drifters listening then do those things first. That's kind of what we do first and put a roll cage in for safety. I really enjoy the fact that you guys, you know, motorsport game developers, but also just, yeah, and real life drifters. So I think, Billy, you said at the beginning of the show that Greasemonkey Games, you founded it something like nine years ago. So there must be, give us a little bit of a sense of that journey then. So obviously the gaming industry has changed a lot during that time, of course, you know, the idea of Web3 games on Chain Games was still, wouldn't have been an existence when you founded the company. So just love to understand a little bit about, I guess, what the original vision was and how you've not necessarily pivoted, but just evolved, yeah, with the industry over that time. Yeah, I joined the company nine years ago, but Aaron founded it back in 2013. So I'll handball to you, Aaron, and then I'll kind of chime in at the end around how the vision's evolved. Yeah, cool. Okay, so initially we were doing a lot of service work, not game related. Well, it was interactive installations. So we were making games for large car companies that were set up at like the LA Auto Show and things like that. And so in 2014, we had four installations at the LA Auto Show, and that was with Honda Mazda and Nissan.
Fresh update on "first movie" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Wtlp news news at the movies a film called the creator which actually may hit a little close to home as we're the on cusp right now of an ai revolution it actually stars john david's washington and is about war a between humans and robots with artificial intelligence and a former soldier finding the weapon secret a robot in the form of a young boy they've come for me i have to help there's nothing we can do i have to help alphie oh alphie christian toto host of the hollywood and total podcast tells our dimitri sold his friday morning the creator he thinks is quite good oh gosh he had the timing couldn't be any better for this movie to come out which is both good and chilling at times it is about ai and in the near future robots and which have basically invaded our lives they are part and parcel of humanity they walk among us they work among us and then something terrible happens and the u .s. government decides we've got to get rid of these ai robots but it's not going easy to be and they tasked part of that assignment to john david washington's character and as he goes deeper into the belly the beast he has some unusual discoveries and yes i'm being very vague about some of the topics here because i really want there to be a lot of surprises going on with the audience i don't want to share too much i don't want to spoil the fun and the problem with the film is that it isn't as fun as it should be i think as an action movie as an adventure tale it doesn't quite get there even the more chaotic scenes don't flow like it should but having said all that the the visuals are amazing just the way they've woven in the these robotic creatures into the mainstream you know it's the kind of special effects that don't jump out at you they're just beautiful and subdued and compelling and also there's a lot of great themes at play here and even if you don't agree with everything that's on screen it'll make you ponder what you've just watched when you walk out the theater and i like that about a movie so a bit of a mixed mixed review for here me is certainly worth seeing it's it's novel it's not a sequel not a prequel not a reboot that's refreshing in and of itself but i think given the potential given the visual excellence i wish it were better but as is it's not bad and it's very thoughtful christian not having seen this film i can absolutely guarantee it is maybe a little quieter little a less active than what you were just describing there with the creator this is called flora and sun it's on apple tv plus so you wouldn't even have to leave the house to check it out i understand it revolves around a relationship between a single um and her son do we have some good stuff going on here we sure do and if you've seen once or sing straight or again begin you know this filmmaker his name is john carney he's a musician turned filmmaker and boy i love his films they're so expressive and the way he weaves music into the lives of his characters is just he does it again here the star is eve houston and if any of those if her name rings a bell or yeah seems a little that's familiar bono's daughter and she is a terrific actress she plays the mom here trying to connect with her child who's a teenager and sullen and distant and committing some petty crimes and it's all about to bring them together expands their horizons joseph gordon levin has a very key role here as well i didn't enjoy it as much as this director's previous films but that was a pretty high bar to reach but overall fun charming compelling uh it's just the kind of movie that gives you a bit of an uplift and i think we need more those of kind of films so while it's not a great film it's a good one and boy i houston's performance man i just i know she's done some other films up until now but to me this is the breakout role of her career that is christian todo host host of hollywood in total the podcast talking with our dimitri sodas about the creator is quite good the first movie he spoke about you can find more at wtop .com good morning welcome in 348. traffic
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A highlight from Revenge: Bitter, Not Sweet
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Well, you can join heart of the game as they explore these questions and more with some of the greatest families in sports Listen to heart of the game on the I heart radio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts Hey everybody get this we have a mind -bending announcement to make the stuff You should know episode on vinyl is now on vinyl. You can learn about records by listening to a record It's possibly the first time a podcast episode has ever been put to wax and we did it along with our friends at born Losers records It comes in three awesome colors black white and a super cool splatter core and you can order it for pre -sale now at Syskvinyl .com Records will ship on October 20th just in time for Halloween whatever that means So go to syskvinyl .com right now to get this super duper limited edition super cool stuff You should know thing a record on records Welcome to stuff. You should know a production of I heart radio Hey and welcome to the podcast I'm Josh and there's Chuck and Jerry's here too and this is stuff you should know the podcast about revenge We've done an episode on it was like a top 10 on cases legendary cases of revenge Oh, yeah, I remember that but we didn't talk much about Revenge itself and I feel it was high time. We've been dancing around it for decades now And here we are I Thought this is a great idea. So kudos to you because it Dave helped us out with this one and it's a lot of like science and studies have Sort of and I'm not gonna spoil anything but have sort of About revenge and what it means for the person getting the revenge. Yeah, I think most people How we feel about revenge it's from watching movies and it's like deeply satisfying to watch the Bad guy who deserves revenge get get their comeuppance right sure is or even be killed Just like yes that guy deserved that kind of thing. But in reality carrying out acts of revenge or They just it's not like the movies I guess is what I'm trying to say and yet there's a lot of evidence of revenge in real life so much so that the New York Police Department came out with a study in 2012 and Found out that 42 % of the homicides in New York were motivated by revenge man, so and that actually kind of underscores like a problem with revenge is That when you enact vengeance on somebody and you leave them alive almost Invariably that person feels like you overdid What in response to what they they did it was disproportionate. So now they have to strike back again And it can go back and forth until somebody dies or else somebody can die right away is the first act of revenge But the the point of the whole thing is is that once you do carry out revenge no matter if it's petty exciting somebody up for spam or Killing somebody in response to whatever Slight like road rage. They cut you off in in traffic. You don't feel good afterward You actually feel worse and that's the underlying point of this entire episode Yeah, you know my my favorite petty I don't do it, but my favorite petty revenge to witnesses It's pin and it's so dumb Everyone just settle down is on a highway when someone Is on an expressway and they clean their windows and it gets all over the car behind them Yeah, I see people all the time race in front of that person and do the same thing. Oh my god, really? Yeah, that is Petty that is Tom Petty. That's not Tom Petty because somebody was great That's just petty and I also wanted to say to you talked about Revenge coming back harder or whatever Emily has her own personal Saying like when we're messing around and I like I will do something to her Or I'll say something kind of mean as a joke. She'll she'll eviscerate me if it is and she calls it coming back double She goes I come back double. Oh boy I was one of those people that Think she gets pushed in the corner and is and man she comes out hard So it's it's a good trait and it can and one to be wary of at the same time Yes, I'm suddenly way more wary of Emily than I was before luckily I stayed on her good side You wouldn't come at Emily. Anyway, you're smart. No, so There's a lot of questions revolving around revenge if if the if we know for a fact It feels good to think about but then feels bad to do. Mm -hmm Despite the fact that when we're thinking about it, we're like this is going to feel good It's not the act of thinking about it. That feels good It's fantasizing about how good it's gonna feel to get that person back And set the universe right again to do all sorts of things that revenge allegedly does and it turns out When you carry out an act of revenge you are playing the chump to evolution and on behalf of society as a whole and That's kind of like the whole basis of a revenge. There's a Extensively in the animal kingdom and it really collides with the the modern evolved humans That live in these complex societies. We've formed today When you get those two things together an interesting podcast comes out. That's right what you're talking about the animal kingdom is also called retaliatory aggression and that is the idea that So let's say a lion mama goes out and kills an animal To leave for her little cubs to eat Another animal is like oh, you know Let me see if I could sneak in there eat some of that too The mama lion doesn't just scare this thing off to preserve that meat for the kids The mama lion goes and hunts down and kills that animal. Yes, that's good. They come back double Emily style Right. I mean like the the problem solved the hyena has been chased away But to leave your kids and go find it and kill it. That's that is Seems only retaliatory aggressive. Yeah, and this next one too. I'm gonna mention These are interesting because it made me sort of question the idea of revenge versus punishment Right because I think those are different things. Yeah, the rhesus monkey We've talked a lot about their vocalizations like they're all about the group or they should be at least and like when they find food Let's say they will tell everyone. Hey, I found food But if a rhesus monkey is ever like, you know I'm gonna have a little bit of this first before I call out and if they find that out There's a punishment for that rhesus monkey. I don't think they kill it But there is a punishment and this is the idea that these retaliatory aggressions are Deterrence it's like a punishment for everyone to see to prevent future transgressions like hey, did you hyena see that? Did you other rhesus monkey see that? So that you know would be an advantageous thing Evolutionarily speaking so that gene gets passed on Yeah Because the more the more you're prone to do that the the likelier you are to not have food stolen from you for your kids The likelier it is for your kids to survive and and your lineage to survive. So it makes sense Evolutionarily speaking this retaliatory aggression does at least right? Yeah, which I would still argue is punishment more than revenge. I Absolutely, I think you're absolutely right and there's a there's a story a couple of stories of Tigers actually engaging in what can only be described as revenge and it's very much up in the air whether what we're witnessing is actual revenge, but like you know, like there was a very famous story out of Russia where like a poacher not only shot a But also took some of their kill and that the tiger tracked the guy down found his his little lodging destroyed everything you could find in lodging and then waited outside for the hunter to come back and then kill them and that the Tiger managed to hold this idea in his head Or I think it was a her her head for up to maybe 24 hours after the the hunter shot her There's a there's a couple of stories out there that seem to pertain to Tigers Specifically that it's almost like it does contain an emotional component to it, but for the most part Yes, it's it's solving in a problem and then maybe preventing future problems among the animals Yeah, you know one of my favorite sayings is revenge is a meal best served cold Yeah, I don't know why cuz I'm not a revenge guy really, but I just I think that it's just such a great saying I just like it, you know, there's something about like oh, no, no The real revenge is like when you wait around for a while Oh, yeah, and then when you would might not be suspected you come back and take that revenge Yeah, because if you just immediately do it in response, you're a hothead and a dummy anybody can do that But just sit there and really stew on it and figure out the best way to really get back at the person that takes intellect Yeah, I agree and a little bit of craziness.
A highlight from Time Travel to 1994: A Journey into the Music and Movies of that year.
"Well, here we are, episode 119. And on this episode, myself in the wrecking tube, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. We'll be talking about the year 1994, in music and movies I think, it's always interesting. So sit back, relax, break out your flannel shirt, your grungy jeans, and enjoy 1994 music. It was an interesting year, so I think you'll enjoy it. More interesting than what Todd Zauchman thinks it is. He thinks it's nothing, so we'll see. The KLFB studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music, enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends, and welcome to the podcast. You know the name, I'm not gonna say it. We're streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, Dlive, Twitch, and X, formerly known as Twitter, and I don't know how many other live platforms. Well, it's gonna be a good show tonight. It's gonna be an interesting show tonight. Yeah, 1994. As I said in the intro, my friend Todd Zauchman just absolutely sent me a text destroying the year 1994. Oh, I just looked up 1994, I don't know what you're gonna talk about, there's a few things and I don't know how you're gonna make a whole show out of it, and good luck with that, because that's how he talks. That's exactly how he talks. I'm just gonna do this, and you know, it's not gonna be a good, blah, blah, blah, blah. That's how he talks. Now, he'll deny that, and you'll never know if that's the way he talks or not. He'll just have to take my word for it. I'm Todd Zauchman, and I don't know about 1994. Well, enough about him. He'll probably be piping in pretty soon, but yeah, 1994, it's a good year. It was a good year for Mark Smith from the Music Rellers Show and Luke Colicchio from the Music Rellers Show. That's for damn sure. It was. What's up, gentlemen? It was a really good year. How you doing? I was just guessing. I figured for 94, listen, we were all younger, so it was better. It was a big year. Hey. So I have to stop right here. Dave Phillips, who's been watching the podcast from pretty much day one, Patty Yossi. Hi, Patty. Good evening. I love you. Dave Phillips, for the last couple of weeks, he's piped in at the end, and he's like, I missed it. Like something's changed. Ah, Tiffany Van Hill. That's my buddy. That's my buddy, Tiffany. She's one of the people that teaches me how to work with horses. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So. And she knows what she's talking about. She's modest, but she's very good at what she does. As are all of my friends and teachers, trainers, mentors from The Herd Foundation in Delray Beach, Florida. It's a nonprofit if you're in the mood to donate today. Look them up. Herd Foundation. Give us some money. Nah, I'm not going like that. No. No, we do. We help veterans. We help veterans, and so it's a good cause. But back to Tiffany. Yep. That's my buddy. Good evening. The Herd Foundation teaches us so much. That's right. That's right. Maybe I'll do a Herd Foundation podcast. You should. Since I'm pretty good at it. You're going to have horses on? What's the horse named after the cookie? Huh? Isn't there a horse named after a cookie? What are some of the horses' names? Oh, Fig Newton. Fig Newton. Yeah. Fig Newton. That's my boy. That's my boy. Good looking horse. Yes. Yes, he is. And we have Stitch. Fig Newton is a retired dressage horse, dancing horse, right? Echoes of Echo and the Bunny Men bring on the dancing horses. We have Stitch. He's a retired racehorse. We have Miss America. She's a retired jumper. Then we have two mini horses. We have Cinnamon. She was a cot horse. You know, pulls the kids around. As would be Sammy. Sammy's the one that looks like Kaja Gugu for you people from the 80s. Looks like Lamal. It looks like Lamal from Kaja Gugu. Gotta do. And he was saved from a kill pen. Yeah. But he's a mini, but he thinks he's a Clydesdale. What do they do with horses after that? Is that the proverbial glue factory? All right. You know what? Right away. Penalty box. Oh. He's raining on my parade. I'm in a good mood. Now I'm all bummed out. Thanks. You feel sad for the drummer now. This is going to be a horrible show now. Leave it to the drummer. Right, Mark? Leave it to the drummer. Get out. It's always the drummer's fault. That's right. See, Tiffany says, that does not exist past our gates, Lou. Because nobody wants to talk. Back to the penalty box. Great start to the show. Lou is just in a mood tonight. I think he's been hitting the whistle. What's going to happen? You're going to come back and it's going to be an empty chair. He's very ornery tonight. Right away. He's very ornery. All right. He's filling his oats, as they would say. Yeah. All right. Lou's back. I'm all right. I'm all right. Okay. Enough about horses, although I could now, at this point, talk about horses for two hours. I love it. I love it. But instead, gentlemen, first of all, how's things on the music relish show? You. Take it away, Lou. Sure. It's fine. It was such an awful show. I thought I said the wrong show for a second there. It's been nothing short of amazing. Don't jump over each other to answer that question. It's always fun. Last week was fun. We got knocked down a bit by Warner Brothers because we played a clip of an America song featuring Dan Peake. Yeah. You're going to watch that. Yeah. We talked through the whole thing, but Spotify is much cooler than YouTube. YouTube sucks like that. YouTube, they have a very strong algorithm. They can kiss my rosy red ass over that. That's right. You tell them, Lou. Fuckers. That's right. Get me kicked off YouTube. That's right. Let me see. John Morris, he was our shift commander. When I met him, I was, I think, a two striper, and he was what they called a butterbot. He was a second lieutenant, I believe. He said, tell them stories from the Nipah Hut in the Philippines. That's a big no. That's a whole other podcast, but they would never make it on the air. Just leave it at that. It's like a chain of Nipah Huts? No. It was a bar slash club called the Nipah Hut. Tell one story. No. They had a giant spaceship that would come down from the top. It's kind of like George Clinton in parliament. At the end of the show, this big spaceship came down from the top. Smoke. Like you said, parliament fucking pelican. Then the thing went open, and everyone would walk up and get up on stage, all those drunk GIs. Like, yeah, I'm going in the spaceship, and you go down these stairs, and you're in a fucking basement. I don't think it was a basement. It's like something from a fucking horror movie. How do you get out? And then somebody goes, this way, this way, go, go, go, go. That's the cleanest story I can tell you. It's the cleanest story I can tell you. Sounds like fun. It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. I got a story for you off the air one of these days. So okay, music relish show's going good. Excellent. I just wanted to say, Lou brought up, he made the show. His segment on bad love songs. That will go down in history as some of the best podcasting ever. Bad love songs? Really bad love songs. The worst love songs of all time, like in rock. It's a deep vein. Is that something, is that like content I could probably like borrow with Perry Mind? Because I'd love to hear that list someday. We voted him off the board. We're no longer a false triumvirate democracy. Wait a minute. We toppled the AI monarchy. There's three of us on this one. Are you two going to overthrow me too? Are you like rebels? None of those stories you're told, no. They're wrecking too. Instead I'll start calling you the Sandinistas. The hostile takeovers. You go on podcasts just to take them over? Like Amiens took over the White House. Really, yeah. Yeah, we could do that. I would love to. Maybe next week we'll do, we'll take a break from the years and we'll do like a, kind of a jambalaya, you know, of stuff. Like throw some music news in there. We'll do some trivia. Maybe I'll come up with some questions for you guys. You could give us that deep vein of worst love songs ever. And it's funny, we noticed that several of them made everyone's list of worst love songs. So it's got to be universally bad. Okay. If everyone said that, that fucking song. Then there were a couple where I said I liked the song, but Lou and Perry were like, what? I'm always, you know, on the one side. Yeah, the one. When it falls into like that kind of metal, metal category, you have a soft spot. Air metal. Metal ballads. Oh my God. How I grew up. Yeah, yeah. As young as Ron Mark, you didn't have to deal with those 70s ones. Yeah, that's true. I did. This fucking guy. Blah. See what I mean? He's setting the bar high. Remember, this is how he talks. I don't think there's anything good about 1994. Blah. So he talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yeah, well, an American Arnold Schwarzenegger. He talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger without the accent. We're going to pass the bar on this one. I am here. Let me see if you can entertain me. 1994. Blah. All right. So let's actually get right into 1994. Yeah. So we'll start on January 19th, 1994. Bryan Adams becomes the first major Western music star to perform in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Oh, shit. Bryan Adams. Bryan Adams, yeah. Wow. On January 21st to February, as it's spelled, the Big Day Out Festival takes place, again, expanding from those previous years. Blah, blah, blah. Auckland, New Zealand. The festival is headlined by Soundgarden, Ramones, and Bjork. Nice. That's an interesting... Probably each night there were headlines. I would love to see Bjork. Me too. I would never want to see the Ramones. They'll never get back together again. Unless they perform in the Pet Sematary. Yeah. Hey, Lou, can you put him in the green room? No, I'd like that one. That's a good one. Come on, there's a little crossover. Put him in the green room. Put him in the green room. Okay, yeah, yeah. Oh, it's going to be a long show. It's going to be a long one tonight. I feel better about myself now. Got a little redemption? The redemption song? Yes. I got a Buffett story for you. Oh, yeah? His one song was The Pirate Looks at 40. He would segue into Bob Marley's redemption song. Oh, jeez. And it didn't quite... Wait a minute. Buddy, that is the quickest way to get to the penalty box. I'm not playing it, though. I know you're not. You're poking the rhino right now. I'm a guitarist. You're poking the rhino right now. You're not a rhino, you're a nice guy. Come on, we went through that last week. And so, as I've been saying each week, I'm just going to say right now, where's Jack? Okay, and we'll move on from that. Hey, Jack. Hey, Jack, please come back. He didn't listen before, so I don't think he's listening now. Let's see. January 25th, Alice in Chains released their Jar of Flies album, which makes its U .S. chart debut at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the first ever EP to do that. Right? But they still are always talked about as like number three or number four out of the big four. Big four being? Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. And Alice in Chains. Alice in Chains is never getting that kind of... Whereas... That first album, the record company made them sound like another band. Yeah. And that's not their fault. They were produced that way. Dirt was a great album. Yes, yes. And Layne Staley was one of the greatest frontmen ever. Just as cool as the other side of the pillow, as they say. Yeah. voice Very unique also. Today we were talking about what we were going to talk about in the show. And he goes, when I saw the videos, he goes, I didn't match his face with the way he looked. Right? He said he was expecting like a grungy, more... No, he was slick. He was slick. In the Man in the Box video, he's got the kind of long... But then he changed it up. He slicked the hair back, he wore the shades, you know. Just turned into a... Suzanne McPhail. Another one of my horse people. She's the one that introduced me to that whole thing. And she said, who's Jack? That's right, I guess. At this point. On January 29th, The Supremes' Mary Wilson is injured when her Jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of LA. Wilson's 14 -year -old son is killed in the accident. What a good day. Ah, this fucking... I saw this and I was like... Dead horses was a bummer. I know, I know. I saw this and I'm like, there's no way around this. February 1st, Green Day releases their breakthrough album, Dookie. Ushering in the mid -1990s punk revival. Dookie eventually achieves diamond certification. Now, I did like them back then. I actually did. I was stationed in Southern California in Riverside. And I decided to get like a side job. You know, I was in the Air Force. But I was like, I want to make a little more money. I want to do something. So I got a job at a record store. Cool. Was it Spencer's or something? Forget the name of it. Oh, Spencer's. They sold all the trinkets, too. No, no, it wasn't Spencer's then. It was something like that. It was a chain. Hot topic. They sold DVDs, too. FYE. No, it wasn't that. I'll remember it. I was working there when Dookie came out and the fucking whole wall was covered with Dookie CDs and they were flying off the shelves. It had a pretty fresh sound. It was fresh then. And coming off the 80s were kind of slick in a lot of ways, except for some of the real heavy alternative. But to hear a song like that on the radio, that was like hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit on mainstream rock radio. Good drummer, too. As a band, whether you like him or not, I think he's really good. Billy Joe Armstrong. Oh, Trey Cool. Trey Cool, yeah. February 7th, Blind Melons lead singer is Shannon Poon forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony because he is loud and disruptive behavior. Poon is later charged with battery assault, resisting arrest, and destroying a police station telephone. Now, this is the dude that sang, you know, And I don't really care if I sleep all day And he's in the daisy field, so you think he's like this really, like, chill dude. And like, you know, me and the B -girl, man, you know. The B -girl, yes. And the tap -dancing B -girl, and like, I'm just this dude's a fucking lunatic. He was taking substances that made him. Oh, yeah. That was a short career. Was it him that did a duet with Guns N' Roses? What was the video, a song from Guns N' Roses with a video where they're up on like a water tower and they jump into the water or something. I forget what it was called. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they did it with him.
A highlight from 6 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation
"Do you want to stay sober and still travel and have amazing vacations? Maybe you're newly sober and worried about taking your first trip without alcohol, or maybe you've been sober a while, but you have a big trip coming up, a bachelorette party in Vegas or a wedding in Mexico, and that's making you anxious just thinking about doing it without drinking. From pub crawls to beach parties to boozy boat cruises, the thought of traveling can be a major trigger. Whatever your situation might be, you can be a person who travels alcohol -free and still has the time of your life. Hey everybody, welcome to the Addiction Unlimited podcast, where you get to learn everything you want to know about addiction and recovery. I'm your host, Angela Pugh, co -founder of Kansas City Recovery, Life Coach, and Recovering Alcoholics. To learn more about me, you can listen to episode zero on your podcast app, or find us on the web at addictionunlimited .com. What do you have planned for your next trip? A family vacation, a family reunion, a work trip, a camping trip? You're probably thinking days on the beach, nights on the town. It's hard to imagine doing any of it without a drink in hand, especially if you're new to sobriety or if you're facing your first ever sober travel. Going on vacation usually means relaxing and being carefree, and for many of us, relaxing meant excessive consumption of alcohol and or other substances. I was exactly the same way. Every trip I ever took was a drinking trip. I mean, honestly, everything I ever did was about drinking, whether it was a trip or not. But one of the greatest things about being sober is that my whole world expanded, and I mean that literally. I've gotten to travel the world, see beautiful places, have phenomenal experiences that I never could have done in my drinking life. When I was drinking, I would always talk about all the traveling I wanted to do, all the places I wanted to go and see, but I couldn't actually do any of it. I was a bit lucky because I lived in Southern California, and there are a lot of fun things you can do spur of the moment. And I promise you, I have had my fair share of last minute decisions drunken to drive to Vegas after work at 3 a .m. with all my drunk friends. But as a sober person, traveling is full of triggers, and that can feel daunting. And that's one of the main reasons I wanted to start hosting sober vacations. It's so much to think about if you're going on a work trip or a family trip where you may be the only non -drinking person. It's like every event every day comes with its own special side of anxiety as you obsess about getting through each thing without drinking, also without looking like a weirdo being the only one not drinking, and at the same time trying not to be overwhelmed by FOMO and somehow still manage to have some fun. Wow, sounds great, doesn't it? So my first sober vacation group trip is just around the corner, and the next sober vacation with me is in Bali in 2024. So I thought this would be the perfect time to do an episode about traveling and staying sober while you do it. So if you've got a vacation coming up or you're just thinking about traveling or you're traveling with me, here's my advice for taking an epic sober trip. Number one, this is not going to surprise you. If you've been following me for any length of time, you probably know this is going to be the first thing I'm going to say. Plan ahead. Okay, think about what parts of the trip will be most challenging. Will it be the packing, the planning, sitting at the airport, being on the plane, the layover, right? Think it through. What is going to be the most challenging part of the journey for you? And then create solutions for those hardest parts. And one thing you're going to hear me stress throughout this episode too is to do things differently. Okay, your brain makes thousands decisions of all day, every day. So it goes on autopilot a lot, right? Any things we do that are regular we're doing day in and day out, your brain will go on autopilot. Like when you drive to work. Have you ever had one of those moments you start your car and you go and all of a sudden you're at work and you don't really remember the drive because you're on autopilot and that helps your brain conserve energy. So when you're making changes in your life, it's hugely important to do things differently because it snaps you out of that autopilot mode so you don't end up with a drink in your hand. So think this through. Plan ahead. What's going to be your hardest part and then create solutions for the hardest part. Don't just do things on autopilot the way you've always done and then expect to have a different result. If you do everything exactly the way you've always done, you're going to end up with a drink in your hand if you're used to getting to the airport and having a drink in your hand. So do things differently and think this through for when you get there. Also, do you have a hard time in the evening at dinner or is it lunch time? If it's lunch time because you're usually laying on the beach getting your food and drinks served to you, then don't just lay there on the beach like you did in your drinking life. Get up, go for a walk, schedule a surfing lesson, take your own drinks with you. Whatever you need to do, just do it differently. If it's dinner time, schedule an activity for early the next morning so you have something to look forward to and a reason to go back to your room and go to bed early. Do it differently but think through those pieces of the journey. What is going to be most challenging for you and create some solutions for those time frames? And we're going to talk about some of those solutions moving forward. The next one is the flight part. Be prepared to fly. Airports and airplanes are full of potential triggers from long security lines to the liquor they serve during the flight. Try to distract yourself from temptation along the way, right? Buy a yummy coffee or some kind of fruit drink or something after you go through security. Get a treat to make you happy and take your mind off a drink. For me, it's gummies. I'm gummy obsessed. I can buy a bag at the airport. I can keep them handy. I can munch on them while I'm walking around the airport shopping or while I'm working, waiting for my flight. And one of the biggest things that saves me in this whole travel journey and I've traveled a ton. So I'm not super triggered by traveling. I'm an introvert. I just get quiet. I go inside my head in my own little world and I can do it pretty easily. But one of my saving graces is earbuds, right? Put your earbuds in. Take out a good book. Play a game. Listen to podcasts. Listen to music. Anything to keep you occupied throughout the duration of your journey. But be prepared. What is that going to look like? Again, know what the most difficult parts of your journey are going to be and make sure you have things in place to get you through those times. For on the flight, this is the next one. Make an in -flight toolkit. And this is a lot of things I just rattled off. Being on the airplane has its own special brand of triggers, because it's really stressful. It takes a long time, especially if you are impatient and judgy and you're sitting there watching everything everybody does, just tearing them down and being mad that people are taking so long and they're not doing it the way you would do it and the way you think is right. If that's where your thoughts are, listen, you're going to be irritated. Also, the other part of in -flight is airplanes are essentially a giant bar flying through the sky. And if you previously relied on drinks to get you through the airport and or the flight, then I definitely recommend making an airplane toolkit, especially if it's a long flight. You can sleep on planes, then bring the stuff that will make you comfortable to sleep on the plane. Research the best neck pillow and get it. Maybe you already have it, so don't forget it. Take a really good eye mask to block out the brightness of the plane. Also creating some privacy, right? I think all of us know when you look at your neighbor and they've got their earbuds in and an eye mask on, you're not going to be talking to that person and trying to carry on conversation, right? But if you are a person that's an extrovert and you want to chat it up, you want to talk to the people around you, then don't put in your earbuds and put on your eye mask yet. But have your pillow, if it's super long flight, have some compression socks, have plenty of food and snacks in your bag. Have your tablet, you know, an iPad full of books or movies or tv shows. I always take my favorite thermal water cup. It goes with me everywhere in my life and I take it when I travel also. Obviously it's empty. I throw it in my carry -on duffel bag and when the flight attendants come offering drinks, I just hand her my water cup and say, can I get some water? And they fill my water cup, I'm good to go. I also always plan on in wi -flight -fi. I just plan on it. I don't care about the expense. I get a lot of work done when I'm flying because I'm a captive audience, right? There's nothing else. It's not like when I'm at home in my office, like where there's a million distractions and things to do and it's like, oh, let me cook this or start some laundry or make this phone call or take a lunch break, right? When I'm on a flight, I'm captive and that is a beautiful time to get a ton of work done. So I just plan on getting the in -flight wi -fi. I don't care if it's ten dollars for the day or whatever. I'm just doing it. Also, when I have wi -fi, I can log on to any of my streaming services and watch my favorite stuff or I can go on YouTube and put on one of my favorite long podcasts, right? There's all kinds of podcasters that have these super long podcasts like Huberman who I love, right? Huberman Lab. His stuff is like two freaking hours long, but that's a great thing to do in a flight. I've got my earbuds in, log on to YouTube. I can start a Huberman or Lewis Howes or Jay Shetty and I can listen to that while I work and do my thing. Earbuds, earbuds, earbuds. I also take my iPad and I have my favorite game on my iPad. I love playing match 3D and I just went to Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. It was brilliant. I went to see my best friend and his family and it was the first time I ever like took my iPad to play my game, but it was amazing, especially when you're sitting in your seat and you're waiting for everybody else to board. All that impatient judginess I was talking about, distract yourself from that. Don't put yourself in a bad mood or cause yourself unnecessary stress or create a bunch of negative thinking. It's just not worth it. It's dumb. It's pointless. It's a waste of your energy. So I just sat there and opened up my iPad and I played match 3D and that's what I did and it was perfect, especially until we took off and then I got on my computer and whatever.
Camille Friend, Oscar-Nominated Hairstylist, Reveals Her Next Big Move
"Guest today is Camille Friend. And you guys, there's very little that needs to be said. You've done amazing things, making your mark in movies and TV. And my guest today, the one and only Camille Friend, let me just go ahead and say that. Now, Camille, I read this. You worked on some huge projects. You mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy, I think, earlier, volume two. Also the Hunger Games, Mockingjay parts one and two, Hateful Eight, Dream Girls, OK, Captain America, Civil War, what's this, Django, just so many projects. So it looks like you were kind of destined for all this incredible, you know, these accolades and all of that. So how does it make you feel? Are there bigger things that you want to accomplish? Because to me, that's pretty huge out there, you know, being nominated for an Academy Award. Sure. So let's talk about that. It's kind of funny because I almost feel like, I know this sounds really strange, but it almost feels like, I want to call it, it's like, I feel like I'm having a rebirth. In the sense of, like, you know, for so many years, really, my thoughts, my passion, and, you know, always my dream is to get nominated for an Oscar. So now we're here. So it allows me to have, like, all my other dreams that I can move on. You know, dreams do happen, and it happened to me. So, you know, there's so many other things that I'm so many interested in doing. And, like, one of my main things I love doing now is teaching. I teach, and it's something I have a company called Hair Stallers. And one thing that I'm passionate about is teaching people what it takes to be in this business. But this is how I like to look at it. I like to look at it on two sides. There is a business side because there is a business to the business. There are protocols, there are procedures, there are things how it's done in the business. And as an outsider, a lot of things you don't know. And then you also have on the other side, which is the practical. It is, you know, the hairstyling, you know, the makeup artistry. All of that is on the other side. So I teach both sides of the coin because I think to be successful, you need to know both. And I always tell people, first thing is, pay your taxes. You know, like, so many successes. Don't pay their taxes. Like, you know, so I teach basic things like, you know, that and how to get into the business, how to fill out your paperwork, how to do your resume and portfolio, and also how to have equity in this business because how do you get to be a department head like me? What are the things you need to know? So those are the sort of things that I teach and also, like, how to put on a wig really well. So, you know, that's probably, I would call that my next chapter in the sense of is really getting out there and teaching even more than I already have. And I just want to elevate people as they go along in their career and give them a tool that is helpful to them as they go along, as you have problems, as you encounter things, as you grow, and how to elevate your career. Like, so those are things that I think about and I'd like to help people and mentor them towards that.
Oscar-Nominated Hairstylist Camille Friend Talks "Black Panther"
"Let's just jump on in. Let's talk about Wakanda Forever. Let's talk about Black Panther a little bit. You have been nominated for an Academy Award. Now, let me just say that again. Let me say that again. An Academy Award. Okay. That is ginormous for your incredible work on Wakanda Forever. So we've got to start there. Tell us about that. How does that feel? You know, it feels surreal. It almost feels dreamlike. And I just want to say, like, what people don't understand is the journey. So I just want to talk a little bit about the journey that got me here. So this is my third time that I was really close to getting nominated for an Oscar. So, you know, it was on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We got to the Bake Off. And I'll explain what the Bake Off is. On Black Panther 1, we got to the Bake Off and we didn't make it. So, like, for me, this is the third time is the charm. But I look at it this way. I feel like God had to work on me. He has to prepare me for this moment. So that's why we are here now. I love that. You know, I totally understand what you mean because it really happens, you know, not on our time, as they say. And that's quite true, literally. No, it happens in God's time. And I can tell you, it's something that I think is a combination of a long, you know, 25 -year career to get here and be in this place. And, you know, I just feel happy that it has happened and, you know, that it has happened for a movie like Wakanda forever. Because if you really think about it, this is a movie that could have been over in the sense of, you know, we've lost our star, you know, Chastity Bowman. So this could have been a movie that Marvel scrapped. We're moving on. We're not going to do it. We're not going to touch it. So for us to be here in this movie, in this climate, I feel so blessed. I feel so humbled. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity. And it happened on this movie. Absolutely. And I have to say, now, the movie Wakanda Forever has gone on. You guys have been nominated for several Academy Awards. So you've got an amazing team. And I just want to take a moment in front of the camera and behind the camera. And it takes, literally, I have to say this, it takes a village, okay? It literally does when you're working on a project like this, right? So I want to hear everything. Tell us about some of the incredible folks. Because, you know, like I said, this takes a lot. And everybody is an artist to me on every single movie, project, TV project. You know, everybody is an artist. Wherever you are, that you are connected with these incredible opportunities. So tell us, what was it like doing something like this? You know, working with these incredible folks. No, I'll tell you. How it all started is, you know, actually, it started from what I call Black Panther One. And what we did there was so inspirational. And I feel like it was so empowering, especially for the black community, the black culture. And it also was something where I think, you know, we really started honing into that idea, which we always have known, but really in a global way, that black hair is beautiful. And looking at black people are beautiful and seeing us in that way. So I think it started that great movement in that sense. So starting from there and moving into the next one, it was like, how can we connect these two movies that are very, very different? So for me, in the design context, it was something that I started with Ryan Coogler, which is the director of Black Panther. Yeah, and started talking to him and really dissecting what this next movie was going to look like. So this movie is going to be, let's call it about the women. It's about, if you look, there's not a lot of men in the movie. So it's really about the women. It's about the connection. It's about the mother. It's about the daughter. It's about the relationship. So all of those things came internal also. So that's something that we started. So what I looked at is starting off with the character of Ramonda and Shuri, the mother and daughter story and the mother and daughter element of it, is that what would they look like if, according to West African tradition, if they had shaved their heads in mourning? So if we took from that time to a year later, what would their hair look like? So that's how I started designing it and creating it from that concept.
A highlight from Short Stuff: The Dakota
"Hello everybody, the Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming giving you an incredible viewing experience now You can stream all of your favorite live sports shows and movies with way less buffering freezing and lagging Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network You get a reliable connection so you can sit back relax and enjoy your favorite entertainment Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network learn more at Xfinity .com Xfinity .com Hey and welcome to the short stuff, I'm Josh and there's Chuck and we're going short stuff architectural style specifically architectural style from the mid to late 19th century specifically in Manhattan and the Upper West Side specifically about the Dakota That's right. Can I say something very quickly since this is short stuff? Sure Right before we recorded you said Dakota Fanning and that reminded me I just got back from New York and I had six celebrity sightings One of which was Elle Fanning. Oh, yeah. Yeah, she's in the lobby of a hotel. I go in that hotel to pee I'm always got my head on a swivel in that town, especially in fancy hotel lobbies Sure, and I was like, hey, this is Dakota Fanning and I was like she was sitting with people I was like, there's got to be somebody else famous went to the bathroom came out sitting next to Jessica Chastain Wow, pretty major sighting then at one of my pavement shows I saw Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig Yeah, they're married okay Wow say so power couple yeah, I mean he co -wrote Barbie with her and Dean Wareham of Luna, they're all good friends and they were all together So that was a three banger in one and this this lady near me was jumping up and down like screaming it at Greta Gerwig and she was very sweet from up above in the balcony and like made the little heart symbol and like said she Loved her was very sweet. Oh, that's sweet. And then sat next to Tiffany Haddish on the way on the flight home Wow She was a girl across the aisle from me. Did you but did you bug her the whole time? No, I didn't say anything. Were you like, hey, hey Tiffany, you remember this one joke you told? Layers She's great though. She's very pretty too. Yeah. Yes. It is. Wonderful. I like that voice. She's got that sort of a low voice kind of like this I'm Tiffany Haddish. That's right Okay. All right. We got to go cuz we're talking the Dakota here and not Dakota fanning or Elle fanning No, the apartment building in New York City. That's right. The one where John Lennon was shot in front of Live there. No, no. No, he lived there and he was he was shot on the sidewalk outside the Dakota. So That's not the only reason the Dakota's famous. Although it's probably the biggest reason the Dakota's famous One of the reasons that Dakota is famous is because it was one of the first apartment buildings in New York City like they didn't do apartments back then and even more spectacular than that it being one of the first apartment buildings is that it was Plunked down in the Upper West Side at a time when Central Park West one of the most What is it white healed high healed? Well healed well healed like Bits of stretches of real estate in the world was a dirt road still and nowhere's Phil nowhere Yep, nobody wanted to go up that far. They're like, there's nothing up there That's right. Hey seeds in in fact, it was so far out that The guy who built the Dakota who will meet in the second Edward Cabot Clark bought it from an industrialist Whose wife threatened to divorce him if he built their house out there and he's like, I don't just get rid of this piece of Land then yeah, she's like I want to live down here where it's posh in alphabet city You know, it's funny is if you you remember if you go read our book There's a whole chapter on keeping up with the Joneses in it Oh, yeah talks a lot about this part of of New York history where there are all sorts of nowhere's Ville's around that today are just like incredibly and famous Expensive that's right. All right, so the Dakota like you said people were not living in apartments at the time they were living in brownstones, which were single -family homes and There were a couple like a couple started to spring up in the 1870s They weren't great. They were Kind of like you think of New York apartments. They were small. They didn't have a lot of light People didn't love renting And living in them and along came this guy Edward Cabot Clark that you mentioned He was the president of the Singer sewing machine company So he was loaded and he got together with an architect named Henry Janeway Hardenberg a great name and to get into real estate and the first thing they built which is sadly not there anymore is Kind of a prototype for the Dakota called the van Corlier a red brick five -story 36 apartment building that was on 7th between 55th and 56 Yeah, and it immediately improved on its predecessors Because the rooms were larger the apartments themselves were larger. There was a courtyard. So there was plenty of like natural light and air Had elevators apparently which are we're talking like the 1880s 1870s and there was also I think a What was there oh there was a ramp that went beneath it so then You didn't have to solely your family reputation by accepting deliveries out there in public You could go down to the basement and meet the delivery driver to get them to take whatever they gave you Yeah, and it was just nicer overall I think there was a an intercom system and you know, like Spanish tile. It was just it was just a step up for sure and all of a sudden in 1878 They rented out very quickly and so Clark was like, alright it turns out if you if you build it nice enough they will come and Apartments can be a real thing and like you said bought that property or I guess it was just land at the time, right? Yeah, yeah bought this land from Jacob Henry Schiff way way uptown and Decided to build his second Sort of dream property there. Yep, which would be the Dakota and I say that we pause for a message break and then return and begin talking about the Dakota some more and Tiffany Haddish right after this I'm Jonathan Strickland host of the podcast tech stuff I sat down with Sunun Shahani of Surfare Mobility, which recently went public We talked about flying and electric planes and regional air mobility The future of travel doesn't have to include crowded airports cramps seats or long road trips It can be as simple as using an app to book a short -range flight on an electric plane Learn more on tech stuff on the I heart radio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast This episode of stuff you should know is brought to you by t -mobile for business Hey everybody have you ever been driving around looking for a parking spot getting more and more irritated and you think why can't I just Look up parking spaces around my area I mean like wouldn't that make sense and if you find the spot faster You're going to create less traffic and in that sense Everybody's life is made better just by the ability to look up a parking spot. 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That's right offering the nation's largest 5g network T -mobile is the best network partner to take your business to the next level now is the time to business Bravely and start building your future today Just go to t -mobile .com slash now to learn more So Chuck we're talking about the Dakota now starting now Okay, so if the van Corleer was a Advancement based on the stuff that came a few years before it the Dakota was an even better advancement Improvement based on the van Corleer. It had big apartments big rooms Courtyard lots of light Ramp underneath and all that stuff, but it was also like even more Luxuriously designed like if you came over to someone's apartment, you couldn't see through down the hallway to every single room the walls were kind of like designed around so that you couldn't like there was a Separation between your visitors in the living part of the apartment or the sleeping part, you know the family part I guess is what you call it just little details like that Another big detail is that it had its own power plant that generated electricity for it in the 1870s Yeah, not bad the kitchens had little balconies so if you had stinky stuff like garbage that you couldn't get down or Maybe even stinky food or something. You could put it just right outside the kitchen, which was something that a lot of places didn't have Yeah, they had a boiler So they had insulated pipes bringing steam and hot water into the building Which was a big innovation at the time and they had tennis courts. They had croquet courts It was it was a real gym. It still is it's one of my favorite buildings in New York Every time I go up there to Central Park, at least I try to pop out on that area and just go go Give it a look Because it's a beautiful building. It's sort of a mishmash of styles It's been called, you know, French Renaissance or got German Gothic or even Victorian and it's kind of a little bit of everything But it's it's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen it in person if I have I didn't realize it You may have it's it's lovely. It's right there on a corner. So here's the thing when Edward Cabot Clark was creating the Dakota He was widely derided for it. They called it Clark's Folly because people were deeply insensitive in the 19th century and the reason why they call it that is because again, it's in the middle of nowhere and People aren't really into apartments Like we said they live in like three -story Brownstones like they live in homes They don't live in apartments the people who lived in apartments as far as this house stuff works article points out were widows Widowers and people who are waiting for their wealthy relatives to die so they could inherit their house And all of a sudden Clark is like no. No, we're changing the game Anyone who is anyone is gonna want to live in an apartment and it turns out his gamble paid off. He was right Yeah, he sadly he died before it was finished So he didn't get to see it come to fruition But it was certainly not his folly because like you said people lined up to rent these things or I guess I don't know were they all rentals at the time. I wonder if anyone were available for sale. I think they were all rentals Okay, well people rented him, but they were people that had money. They just weren't like robber barons who wanted to live in mansions They were they were sort of the early New York, you know upper class They were people who like were bank presidents and people who like the CEOs of the time, right? Apparently the Adams sisters were heirs to a chewing gum Fortune they live there with it and that flavor tea berry one of the greatest gum flavors of all time. That's a Was it tea berry? Now, are you kidding? Cuz I can't tell no. No, that's for real. It's like a Kind of salmon pink colored Gum, no, no the the wrapper is okay It tastes like salmon too. No, it's a really delicate unique flavor and you could probably find it like Cracker Barrel Don't they have all sorts of old -timey candies or one of those rocket fizz places? I have no idea anywhere that sells candy I'll bet they have tea berry stick gum and it's really worth trying. All right Nice tip there. Thanks. So The Dakota started a trend all of a sudden luxury apartment houses started popping up all over the place Kind of in the same model with like bigger rooms and higher ceilings and stuff like that and the Upper West Side it wasn't right then but around the early 1900s that really started to take off and Really changed the face of New York of New York, you know, they they started building up more after World War one, obviously when New York said they could and Apartments became the way to go. Yeah Eventually, the the Dakota started seeing a different clientele not you know Straights and squares like bank presidents but like stars like Lauren Bacall and Judy Garland Wowie Wow horse Karloff, too That's pretty cool Imagine living next to him and then of course two of the most famous residents John Lennon and Yoko Oh, no Is blamed widely for moving John Lennon to the Dakota and he would have lived had she not done that Do people say that? Probably somebody out there. Okay poking fun at those people. No, I think he loved the Dakota Yeah, it would seem to be his home. They were there for like a dozen years. I think right before he died I'm not sure how long he loved New York City though. It was it was a great scene for both. He and Yoko. Yep You anything else? I got nothing else go check out the Dakota if you're in New York It's a great great looking building.
A highlight from The Dame Trade Hostage Crisis, a Lethal Browns D, and Miamis Speed and Motion Apex With Wosny Lambre and Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, a little football, a little basketball, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is presented to you by NFL Sunday Ticket now on YouTube and YouTube TV, football season. It's here, baby. And with NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV, you can watch your fantasy players out of market Sunday afternoon games, no matter where you live. Get NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube or bundle with YouTube TV to get even more football. Visit youtube .com slash BS to sign up now. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. It was my birthday. So I decided to treat myself with one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill. Me, Sean Fantasy, Chris Ryan. It is basically the 40th anniversary of this movie as well. So that was a fun wrinkle. Plus my mom's favorite normal movie. And I actually asked my mom to come on this podcast. She turned me down, had no interest, said nobody wants to hear from her. I said, that's actually not true. People would love to hear your thoughts on The Big Chill. She said, no, I have not heard from her about the episode yet. I'm sure something made her mad, but I was very excited about this episode. It's almost two hours. We had a great time. So that's it for that. Next week, Kyle Brandt's coming on. And you know what happens when Kyle Brandt comes on. There's a specific type of movie we do. So I'll just leave you with that thought. You can get excited for the next six days. Coming up on this podcast, we're gonna talk to Big Waz about the Dame lowered trade saga, which has kept all of us hostage for the last three months. But now there's signs of light that something might happen. We're gonna talk about what we think is the single most fun team Dame can go to. So there's that. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi is going to stop by to talk about, um, the Dolphins and the Browns and Caleb Williams and all of the midweek football subplots that we find. So fascinating, really fun NFL season so far, by the way, I've been, been enjoying myself. I just realized that media day is coming for hoops on October 2nd. Rosillo and House and I are doing our annual over unders triple pot or however many parts that's going to be. That's going to be sometime in mid October. And I've done zero research. I have no NBA thoughts whatsoever. I've been just in football, football, football. So over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be, um, diving into the NBA as well. This is a very, very busy time, but also an unbelievable time if you love sports, which, uh, I still do somehow, um, very excited to see where this NBA season goes. I can't remember more teams either in flux or feeling a little worse than they did last year or feeling completely different than they did last year. I keep staring at the, the big slate, like, who do you love in the East? Like, who do you love in the West? Denver, maybe they're benches worse, but it's just a really hard one. Usually when we get to the end of September, we always think, all right, I feel really good about these three teams and I just don't feel that way yet. So maybe as I dive into the, uh, my whole research process, which by the way yielded for you guys, Denver in the finals last year, that was my big bet. Um, maybe as I throw myself into this process, I will, uh, I will have some, some dimes of knowledge for you in October. All right, we're going to, uh, start this podcast first, our friends from Pro Jet.
A highlight from Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (French) (2019) Movie Review
"What's happening everyone here and Ben back again this week we are covering a film that is very near and dear to my heart a film that I love it is Celine Sakama's Portrait of a Lady on Fire. In the previous weeks we have covered Petit Maman which is also done by her so I was really excited to talk more about her filmography because I think she's an incredible director. Ben tell me about your history with the film. So we had been suggested for Petit Maman by one of our listeners and then you got excited about the fact that there was the Portrait of a Lady on Fire and so I said well let's cover that because well you were very excited about it. Oh my god and I'm so excited about it and I can't wait to talk about this movie. This movie came out I think in 2019 and it obviously is about a painter and her subject that she's painted but more so than that to me it is a movie about what it is like to be a woman especially in a historical time and I think it one thing that this movie does so well is it really talks and really celebrates the female gaze and we're gonna talk a lot today about the female gaze versus the male gaze as well as talk about the film because it covers a lot of things that is not covered in historical times. I think nowadays we are getting more of women's stories but this this is a woman's story that I think is very important. I think it talks about how art and beauty and things like this can transcend and celebrate life and how meaningful they can be and what kind of impact they have on us. So our main protagonist is Mary Ann. She is a painter and to to Heloise who is our other protagonist they live very different lives. Mary Ann this story is told in flashback so we see Mary Ann teaching a group of young girls painting and she is talking about and she's telling a story about this one painting that she has done which is a memory of her and Heloise one of the first times that she actually saw her and I am gonna get really excited so if I feel a little disjumbled I will come back around. So it follows the story of Mary Ann who is a painter who gets commissioned by Heloise's mother to come in and paint a portrait of her to send to this man that has decided he wants to marry her because back in the day women could only do one thing which was get married off and we see the struggle that Heloise has with this because she talks about how her sister had the same fate as her but ended up killing herself. Yes she took her life and she is still in mourning over this.
A highlight from SBF TRIAL: 09/26 UPDATE
"Welcome to The SBF Trial, a Coindesk Podcast Network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk Podcast Network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman -Fried has traded his palatial Bahamas bunker for a bunk bed as he transitions from lux to lockup. Bankman -Fried is staying at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, one of the nation's most notorious correctional facilities. Conditions at the jailhouse where Bankman -Fried has resided for six weeks since losing his bail are a far cry from the former billionaire's old Caribbean stomping grounds. The internet is slow, the living quarters dirty and the cafeteria offering slim, his lawyers have argued. He is subsisting on bread and water, sometimes peanut butter, the defense told a federal judge last month. Former residents of the famous facility and their lawyers, however, have said there's much more to tell about the notorious lockup. They've likened conditions at the jailhouse to those faced by prisoners of war and Hannibal Lecter in the horror movie The Silence of the Lambs. But what's MDC really like on the inside? Here's what we know about the infamous detention center. MDC Brooklyn is a large prison complex encompassing two buildings and housing more than 1 ,600 male and female prisoners, many of whom still await trial. As a mixed security facility, the MDC houses inmates with a variety of criminal histories, including terrorism, organized crime and drug smuggling. A report from the Bureau of Prisons shows current inmates include Juan Orlando Hernandez, a former president of Honduras, who has pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges, and Guo Wengui, a Chinese businessman who has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Others who have previously served short stints at the jailhouse include Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell and pharma bro Martin Shkreli. Bankman -Fried likely has a rigid schedule at MDC. Inmates wake up at 6 a .m. and must make their beds, mop the floor and tend to their trash. An orientation handbook from the facility shows. From there, inmates like Bankman -Fried might go to work around the facility, serving as prep cooks in the jail's kitchen, providing janitorial services throughout the complex, or assisting at the facility's maintenance shop. At 11 a .m., they eat lunch. Dinner is served at 4 p .m. Meals are supposed to consist of a meat such as turkey, a starch like rice and a vegetable or fruit, but prisoners are actually served cold cuts, sandwich bread, moldy pound cakes and other unidentifiable foods from the kitchen, according to a petition on Change .org. If Bankman -Fried, a vegan, doesn't like what's offered at the cafeteria, he can use his $150 weekly commissary allowance to buy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, worth $3 .65 each. He can buy up to two of those per day, according to the complex's rules. In between meals and work, inmates are allowed breaks. However, there's no prison yard for recreational activities at MDC. Instead, Bankman -Fried will have to hang out with his fellow inmates in indoor community rooms, where they can play cards, talk and watch television. Bankman -Fried can also take showers during his downtime in one of five separate individual shower stalls, according to former inmates. However, lines to use the showers are often long. At the end of each day, Bankman -Fried may retire to a communal dorm with rows of bunk beds, according to former prisoners' accounts. However, it's also possible he has been put in protective custody and has his own cell. Either way, getting some shut eye may not be easy. Fluorescent lights keep the dorm and other rooms across the jailhouse semi -lit 24 hours a day. Inmates' writings show. In addition, inmates can often be heard shouting across cell blocks at all hours of the night, former prisoners have said. Uncomfortable heat and cold is another potential issue Bankman -Fried may encounter during his stay at MDC Bankman -Fried in Brooklyn. According to several local news reports, many parts of the MDC lack heating and air conditioning units are sparse throughout much of the facility. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, The SBF Trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk Podcast Network. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from Sydney Sundance Smith's - God Story
"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or a family member through one -on -one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you, evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know. And if you're inspired and feeling moved to share this, then please message some friends, post this on social media and let people know about this episode so we can get this message out there more. I appreciate you and everyone listening right now. And a quick reminder, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast, to rate it, to review it, to spread the word on social media and spread the message of evangelism on fire forward. Many people are looking for hope these days, especially young people. They wanna be part of something bigger. And here at evangelism on fire ministry, we have big plans to reach them in 2023. Here's where you will not find hope. You won't find hope in the culture. You won't find hope in technology. You won't find hope even in many ways in politics. Now, all of these things have their place, but true hope can only be found in God. The message that we wanna share is that God wants to give hope to the young generation and all generations, that there is hope for them through a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. And we wanna offer this hope to as many people as possible in 2023 through our outreach ministries, which of course includes our EOF podcast ministry. I'm asking you to join us at EOF ministry and become a partner. A partner is just a friend that makes a regular commitment to us each and every month. They stand by us. That enables us to respond to the opportunities that are coming our way. In many ways, we live in a hopeless world, but through Christ, we have hope. Life without God is a hopeless end. Life with Him is an endless hope. Join us right now and become a part of our team and let's reach the world with the most important message that exists, the gospel message. Join us for the plans we have for ministry in 2023 by becoming an Evangelism on Fire ministry partner. Are you ready? Well, this is your next step. Go to today's show notes and click on the giving link to become a monthly partner by setting up a monthly donation or go to our website evangelismonfire .com. Click on the donate button to give a monthly reoccurring donation or a one -time gift. Thank you for joining us to give hope to the world. All right, welcome Evangelism on Fire nation to today's podcast episode. Man, I've got a big time treat for you guys today. We have on our podcast episode today, Sydney Sundance Smith. She's 31 years old. And let me tell you what, she's on a mission to be one of the world's top female bare knuckle fighters. And listen, she has her eye on the title. And you know what? Something that I love about Sydney is that she is a true spiritual warrior and she carries her faith and her father's memory with her everywhere she goes and into the ring. Sydney Sundance Smith, welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. How are you doing? I'm blessed and highly favored. Yeah, I'm doing well. I feel really good. You know, I'm in a really good place in my life, so. That's awesome. I'm so happy for you. So you know what? So my audience, Evangelism on Fire Nation, so they know more about you. I gave you a little introduction, but tell us more about who you are. Oh, wow. I feel like that's such a big question, right? Like the, what does Shrek say? Like an ogre, I have like an onion, I have ears. Yeah, I don't know, man. I'm just like a kid from the middle of nowhere. I grew up on a horse farm. All three of us, my brother and my sister and myself, we were all born at home. We were not born in a hospital. Oh, you were born at home? Not a hospital, at home. Oh, wow. And so for my sister's birth, my dad actually had to deliver her because the midwife was somewhere else. And so she didn't get there. Oh, wow. So my dad had to deliver my sister. That is wild. What was going on with the midwife? It starts wild. She was delivering another baby like across the county. Right. Wow, that's such a cool story to start this podcast off. Hey, it's interesting from starting to talking with that. You know what I'm saying? But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I just grew up out like in the middle of nowhere in a place called Middlebrook. Doesn't even have enough people to be considered a town and still considered a village to this day. When I first heard about you, I was when I was training at Mixed Martial Arts Institute here in Richmond, Virginia. And I would hear your name mentioned, you know, in my training sessions. Then I got to be good friends with Gigi, who she owned MMA Institute around the area that she lived. In Charlottesville, yeah. Yeah, for a little bit. And through Rick McCoy and Tyus Thomas and David Gladfelter, I got to know more about you because I would just hear your name around, you know, the Institute. So let's get right into it. How did you come to faith in Jesus Christ? So I actually, I grew up in it. I just kind of always believed he was there, that he was and that his son existed. And I didn't really know too much about the Holy Spirit growing up. That wasn't really something, it's not really something that Presbyterians talk about a lot, you know. And so, yeah, I mean, I had a relationship with him for, you know, most of my life, but it really didn't, it was like, you know, like the shockwave kind of hit more when I was like 16, 17. And I was really starting to go through like some really serious suicide and depression. And I got really, you know, just really into the word. And, you know, my mom bought me a study Bible on Easter, the year I turned 17. And I still have it, I still use it every day. And so that really just kind of, cause I just have this insatiable appetite just like to know things. I don't know why I just do. And so, yeah, so giving me a study Bible was a great way. And I just never looked back, you know. And that's, I mean, I've had my ups and downs, right? You know what I mean? I'm not saying, I've walked a perfect path since I was a teenager that is far from true. But, you know, it doesn't mean that I've ever stopped believing in God or loving God or talking to God. You know, I think that I just kind of have this different understanding of who he is and like what he wants to do. Like he's never gonna give up on you, you know? And I think that's something that's really important and not something that I really want to get out there is that I'm not saying go out there and do all these bad things. We shouldn't sin much so that grace can abound much. But what I'm saying is that like, grace covers a multitude of sins. That's what I'm saying. And there's no shame, no condemnation for those that are made new in Christ. And that's what I'm trying to come and talk about is there's a way, we've kind of gotten to this point as a society where if anybody starts saying like, thus sayeth the Lord, or you quote the word in a way that people know that you're quoting the word to them, they just shut down, right? And so I don't know, I just feel like God has written it on my heart in a way that, you know, I just talk about it. I'm not trying to shove it down your throat. I'm not trying to like preach at you, but I just, I feel like God is so enmeshed in everything and every single moment of every single day that I mean, his word is just one more example of that. And speaking it is very powerful and that's something I learned along the way. And so to speak it, you have to know the word. Say that again, Sydney, maybe that one more time. To speak the word, you have to know the word. So yeah, you know, write it on your heart. Yeah, to speak the word, you have to know the word, you know, and I've read some articles about you that you are in the word daily. Yeah, I love that. I love that. Every day. In my study Bible, Josephus, you know, I've got like the concordance, the Hebrew and the Greeks dictionaries. Like I really do, like, I truly go through it all, all the time. I just love it, you know. I think it's really interesting. And I think that when you study the different translations, not that anyone is better or worse than any of the others, but I think that, you know, they all have something to offer. And, you know, that goes for like the Hebrew and the Greek too, because their vocab, like, I don't know how to explain it, but their vocabulary was richer. It was like more dense than ours is. I feel like the words that they chose to communicate what was going on or how they were feeling or what God was saying were chosen for specific reasons. They did a lot of like play on words with, you know, like was it Adam and I can't remember the other one, like that that's similar to his name, but it's like Adan or whatever, you know. And like, so one means Adam and one means something that's like completely opposite and bad that he did or whatever, you know. Hey, you know what, if someone's listening right now, right, so this is mostly a Christian podcast, but a lot of those listeners out there right now, they're not reading the word daily, say like you are or I am. What encouragement would you give to them to pick up the best -selling book of all time, the Bible, right, and get in the word and, you know, taste that a little bit every day. What would you, what encouragement would you give to them? I mean, what do you have to lose, right? Like there's so many places in the Bible where it talks about how we should meditate on God's word. And that's not just sitting there and being like, oh, you know, I'm thinking about your word. But the Hebrew and the Greek actually means to like speak on the utterance, to talk to yourself about it. And honestly, you know, you shouldn't look at it as a chore. I know for a long time, you know, it's not like I've read my Bible every single day for my entire life, right? Like we all go through stages and phases and seasons, but, you know, habits are what you consistently do. So, you know, it's gonna take time to get to that point where, you know, you make it, it's just part of what you do every day. You have your coffee and you sit down and you spend time with God first thing, you know, that's kind of like what I like to do. Just pick a time that works for you. It doesn't have to be like, oh, I'm spending 45 minutes, you know, just literally anything is better than nothing, right? Like God just wants you to say, hey, you're important to me and I'm taking this time out of my day to just spend this time with you. Set yourself up to like read five verses or read a chapter a day or, you know, start with small bits. But I mean, honestly, try not to look at it as a chore. I mean, you're meeting with the creator of the universe and magnificent things happen. Ah, come on. I mean, you know, Jesus is the word, right? Yeah. So, I mean, if you shun the word, you're kind of like shunning Jesus in a way. And he came to give us life more abundantly. So how can you have abundant life if you kind of like refuse the one who's trying to give it to you? Wow, that is, that's deep. That's profound. That is so good. That's the Holy Spirit now. That's the Holy Spirit. Speaking in and through you. Just do the talking. Cause I ramble. People know that. I'll talk forever, especially when it's about God. So I was like, God, please just let the Holy Spirit. Isn't it cool when the Holy Spirit speaks in you and through you and you hear what you just say and you're like, wow, thank you, Holy Spirit. That was totally you. Yeah, that was not me. You're like, whoa, that was good. Yeah, that was fire. That was fire, straight fire. Yeah, I was praying for like tongues of fire to be dropping on people in Albuquerque and stuff. Like it would be so heavy in the arena. Like I pray for that kind of stuff. Like to me, when I walked into church on Sunday, cause I've been doing like a really in -depth study on Joshua. I actually did a pretty in -depth study on judges. And then I went back and did Joshua cause God was like, go read Joshua. And I was like, all right, cool. So that's what I did. And you know, so I walked into church on Sunday and I just, I felt God say, take your shoes off. This is Holy ground, you know? And that was what I prayed over the ring the last time I fought in May, cause they let you go out and check the ring out. And so like, I prayed in the spirit and, you know, people call that speaking in tongues. To me, I call it praying in the spirit. It's personal between me and God. But you know, and I just remember saying like, this is Holy ground. Do you know what I mean? And I like closed the whole circle of it and like, you know, I just, and I pray about it before I go, pray about like his spirit being there, you know, and the Bible says that, that God himself is enthroned on the praises of Israel. And then people want to ask me, like, why do you walk out to Christian rapper, Christian praise music? And I'm like, why wouldn't I, you know, I'm inviting, I'm inviting God to come in and like come into my situation. You know what I mean? And just, and yeah. So to me, it's, it's a lot different, you know? So much of it is spiritually based for me. I mean, even like the hashtag, watch me rise that I use, right? That actually comes from one of my favorite verses in Judges. And it's because it was a woman judge who spoke at Deborah. And you know, I'm always about like the women warriors, like the outcasts that, you know, in society it's like says to be ladylike and they're like, no, I'm going to go fight with the dudes. Like that's who I've always identified with, you know, like Mulan was my favorite Disney movie. Like, yeah. So yeah, I mean, I don't know. I lost her. So, you know what you, you mentioned a moment ago, August. So you have an upcoming fight Albuquerque, right? Just trying to trace that one back, but yeah. But you also mentioned that how you went into the ring and prayed at your last fight. Now your last fight, you beat your opponent. You landed 98 punches to her 26. And you know what I'm like that. Yeah. And you only suffered a few bruises. Tell us about that fight. You know, there was a lot of craziness going into that fight that, you know, I just kind of briefly spoke on and that's pretty much, you know, most of like that's like the gist of what I'll say about it just to like, you know, maintain a modicum of respectability, but basically my corners last minute abandoned me for no good reason. And like one of them wasted a promotion flight and all this stuff, like it was insane. And I'm like at the airport, you know, trying to figure this stuff out. My friend drove down from South Carolina with her mom and her four year old son and like to corner me. And man, it was just wild. Like so many God moments happened. You know what I mean? It was like for every curse, there are two blessings. Like that was, that came true. You know what I mean? Like that was just so evident. And it wasn't just for me. It was for so many other people around me too. Like my friend who came down, she had been, you know, kind of like, you know, a rough state, a stagnant place in her faith with God. And, you know, I guess was feeling some type of way. And when she saw like everything that had happened and how God just like made everything just boom, boom, boom, boom, she was like, look, I told my whole family, there's no way I'll ever question again, if that is real, you know? So literally it was just nothing but God. I was just having a blast. Like I had to put all that stuff out of my mind. I didn't feel any emotion. Like, you know what I mean? I felt some, but I just prayed for protection and peace and to stay on point for what we came there to do. You know, like I had, like I have people who like, I have prayer warriors who literally like that is what we do is we pray over these events. It's not just we're praying over my fight. We're praying over the event as a whole, you know, we're praying over all of the millions of live viewers, you know, that's what we're doing. And it, I mean, hey, I couldn't have, I mean, it was other than, you know, just wanting to push the pace a little bit more. I feel like, you know, it wasn't, it wasn't a bad start to be KFC, you know what I'm saying? And you know what? BKFC, now, one thing I love about you, okay? You're a different breed, okay? You have martial artists, you have your MMA fighters, but tell my audience, maybe some of them don't, they do not know what BKFC is. You're a whole different beast, okay? All right, you're a whole different human beings. So evangelism on fire nation. If you don't know what BKFC is, listen to this. Tell my audience what type of fighter you are, Sydney Sundance Smith. So I started off in MMA, but I was waiting very patiently for them to open my weight class. And when they did, we fight with no gloves, just a little bit of wrap support around your wrist. And you know, I take down some of that. You're talking bare knuckle. Bare knuckles, yeah. Bare knuckles. 100%. She said 100%. Facts, yes. I'm so like, okay, so they're coming up with this new card. It's one in Thailand. It's like the super fight or whatever. And they're letting them do, it's a special rules, bare knuckle Muay Thai. Ooh. I have been bugging the crap out of them. Like, hey, can we get a bare knuckle Muay Thai? And they're like crickets. And then this happens and I'm like, I see y 'all. I see what's happening. Y 'all keep me in mind at 1 .15, I told them, I told all of them, I've told my manager, I've told Dave Felt, I mean, you know, I've told them all. I said, if you start a bare knuckle Muay Thai, don't even ask me any questions, you just sign me up. Sign you up. Every single time you have a fight for me, don't even ask me, don't ask me no questions, just sign me up. Don't do that until the day I cannot fight for. That appeals to me. So how do you go from MMA to bare knuckle fighting? How does that transition happen? Very carefully, I guess. It's hard not to kick people and knee people. I mean, honestly, I was just waiting for them, like I said, to open my weight class. It's been around for five years now. So you're a straw weight, correct? Yeah, yes. All right. They had 1 .25 for a while and I, you know, I've been offered a couple of different, different promotional bare knuckle, you know, fights at 1 .25. But I just, you know, I had a lot of medical issues and stuff and, you know, even now healthy, I have to, I have to work to be at like 1 .32 walking around, you know, like a healthy 1 .32. So there's no way I could fight at 1 .25. Those girls cut from like an insane amount and yeah, no. I'm good at 1 .15, you know, like I can make the weight. It doesn't bother me. I make 1 .15, like my body just automatically knows like, oh, it's time to cut weight. And it just does it. Like I really, you know, I just have this really good system and as long as I stick to it, then I really don't have any problems. I cut weight and I feel so strong. It's so weird, but it's just, I've gotten it down to that, down to that point, you know. You know, one thing that I've heard about you, tell me if this is true, but I've heard that you're a fighter who likes to get hit. Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, so like, you know, Donald Cerrone, you know, he kind of like a little bit of a slow starter sometimes. He's got to get hit a few times to like kind of wake him up. And then he's just like, you know, like back in the day, that's, that's kind of like me. You know what I mean? It's like, if you don't, if you're not going to exchange with me, it's kind of hard. Like, yeah, I mean, I still fight you, right? But it's not going to be the same level of fight. You know, if you're, if you want to bang with me, you're going to, like, I know people think like, maybe I'm just, you know, exaggerating or whatever, but like, you're going to get a different, a different side of me. Like you're going to bring out something in me that is like, oh, okay, you think that was hard, like my turn. You know what I mean? Like I get to hit you now, right? So I don't know. I just, I love it. I've always loved it. I fought Chelsea McCoy for my first fight, right? Like Rick McCoy's daughter, first ever MMA fight. She hit me so hard, I fought double. I'm not even kidding, right? I didn't know what to do. I had never, like, I was training out of a basement with some, you know, with a guy who had a few amateur fights under his belt. Like, it wasn't like I was Rick McCoy's daughter trained at the MMA Institute, right? I apparently even knew what the MMA Institute was. And I was just like, yeah, I'll fight her. Everybody was like, you're really going to fight her? And I was like, yeah. And then like, I didn't get knocked out or submitted or anything, right? Like we had a good fight, but yeah, she made me see double and I was just kind of like, you know, it was in that moment where it was, it was kind of like, you're either going to do this and you're going to love it. Like, that's going to, that's going to do it for you. You know what I mean? Yeah. Or you're done. You know what I mean? This is not for you. Yeah. And I was just like, I shook my head and I was like, well, then I was like, just pick one, you know? So it kind of solidified that. And you know, so it's not the last time I've seen double in a fight.
A highlight from Mystery Meat
"Morning. Ashley wasn't kidding. I am glad to be back. I really, really love this church. It's evident every time we go away, and I absolutely love preaching and teaching the Word of God. I get a little jealous when I'm away, to be honest with you, when I see someone else standing behind my pulpit. Just truthfully, I'm jealous over this. I love doing this. It's the greatest privilege in the world. Well, if you're just visiting us, we go through books of the Bible, and we're going through one of the, as if they can be ranked, right? But John has done some incredible work down through history. This book has been used to convert souls, the most unlikely of souls. And so whenever we have taken a little bit of a break, I've been gone for two weeks, and so some of you may have no idea. Some of you can't remember what you did last night, let alone two weeks ago, right? So whenever I'm away for a little while, I like to do a two -minute review of the purpose of the book so that you know why this book was written. In case some of you are here and are not familiar with the Bible and how it works, it's a library. As a matter of fact, biblio means library, and so there are 66 of these books, and each one of them has a different purpose. And the Gospel of John has its own unique, distinct purpose, and here's the job of every interpreter. Every interpreter's job is not to find clever ways to make it mean something that's relevant for their culture. That's not the job of an interpreter. The job of an interpreter is simple. Get in the head of the original author to the original audience. I have to try to find out what John meant. Who cares what we think it means, right? Give me an amen. We want to know what John says it means, and we want to know what John says it means to the first readers. We're not the first readers. This was written to a unique people group a long time ago in the Middle East. And so let's start up again by reframing our mind according to what the author says he wrote this for. At the very, very end of the book, it's 21 chapters long, and at the very, very end of the book, he tells us flat out why he wrote the book. Here's what he says. He says, Jesus performed many other signs, miraculous signs that is, in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book. In other words, you're going to have to go somewhere else for those. These, the contents of this book, these have been written so that, here comes the author's purpose statement, so that you may, say the word, be. So that's purpose number one, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. And there's a second purpose, that believing you may have life in his name. This, what you're reading, is a true, historical, eye -witness account of the life and ministry of a man who lived in the Middle East, who rose from the dead. That means, if someone raises from the dead and defeats something that you can't defeat, you should probably listen to what he has to say, don't you think? John says, I'm recording every word that man who rose from the dead had to say, so that you can, two things. One, believe, and two, live. Here's the point of the book. The point of the book is to help people believe an eye -witness account to the life of a man who died, and then three days later, got up and walked around. But it's not just so that you can say, okay, I believe. No more John. No. It's so that as you experience seasons of doubt in your life, you come back to John and say, oh yeah, this is why I should keep on believing. And when I'm struggling to believe, John will help to reaffirm your feet on solid ground, so that you go through your whole life saying, I believe. Tomorrow, I'm going to believe again. The next day, I'm going to believe again. John is for the person sitting here who's not a believer. And they know they're not a believer, and someone drug you here. You're here on purpose, and John is written for you. But John is also for the person who's been a believer for the last 66 years. And you know John, but maybe you're in a season of doubt. Maybe you're struggling because you just lost your spouse. John is a book for you. So, before we go any further and dive back into John, we are in, I started in April. That's about five months ago. We're in the fourth chapter of 21 chapters, and we're about halfway through the fourth chapter. And so, I'm sure that all of you remember exactly where we left off, but just in case there's one person who can't remember, let's repurpose our hearts. Let's go before God, every individual. I'm not going to do this for you. You're here as a worship service. That means there's a part for you. You're going to go before God right now, and you're going to say, Lord, I'm here to hear from you. And you spoke through John, and so speak to me through your servant John. Let's do it together. Father, I'm just a tool to act on behalf of the people who are here to meet with their God. As Craig said, you are a living God. No one else can claim that, but we can because Christ is alive. And so, we put our faith in you. I pray that you would help every person here to commit their heart and mind to not just listening to the word of God, but doing what it says. Lord, speak to us, for we are listening. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen. Fourth chapter of John, it reads like a movie script. I read it again. It's like the 20th time that I've read it just this month. And this week as I was preparing, I read it, and I'm like, some chapters read like a movie script, and some are not like that. Fourth chapter of John, it literally is set up for a producer and director to just go and put this on film. And I couldn't help but this week as I was reading it, my mind went back to a show that I watched when I was growing up. It was the original Batman show with Burt Ward and Adam West from the 70s. How many of you know what show I'm talking about? Just curious. I had a feeling. I grew up on that show. My mom would put it on for me when I'd come home from school. And there was this thing that they did in the show where whenever they would transition to another part, the narrator would come on and say, meanwhile, back in Gotham City, or meanwhile in the Batcave, and then you'd see the transition. The screen would roll, and you'd hear the doodle -a -doodle -a -doo, remember? It's showing you what's happening at a different part at the same time. John 4 is written like that because the text we're going to start with opens up in a meanwhile in another part of town, and my mind just went back to the old Batman as I was raised on. Here's what you're going to learn. If you've been here for a while, then you know that we're in one of the most beautiful dialogues that really I've ever taken in history. It's between Jesus and a promiscuous Samaritan woman, and he is tender with her. Isn't he tender with her? We're going to get back to that dialogue next week, but the writer, the narrator of the story, interjects. He pauses the story, and he wants you to stop thinking about the woman and Jesus for just a moment because there's an absolutely important lesson that Jesus wants to teach his disciples, and it is a major, major pause. And so this morning, I invite you to turn in your Bibles to John 4. We're going to start in verse 31, and we're going to go down through 38. Not very much, but it's a meanwhile, so you can see the screen roll in your head, and here's what it says. John 4, 31 through 38.
A highlight from E49 - Back in the Day
"Hey, how am I coming at you? This is Chris Gray. This is the spice. Oh. Oh. Oh. I'm going to give you some more. Give me some more. I'm going to give you some more. Life. Yeah. How you guys doing today out there? Everybody doing good? Angela, how you feeling? I'm feeling pretty good today, Christopher. I'm feeling pretty good. Looking good. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Feeling good, Billy Ray. Looking good. Appreciate it. Yeah. It's very good. It's a great day. I feel like it's a great day to be alive. Yeah. Yeah. It's a beautiful day. It's a beautiful day. Always a great day to be alive. Yes. I like that song from you, too. He says, it's a beautiful day. Then he says, so don't let it slip away. Yeah. Don't let it slip away. Don't let this beautiful day slip away from you. But anyway, we're talking about days. Back in the days, we're talking about nostalgia. Yes. And one of the things, I don't know if Angela even know I was going to do this, one of the things I want to talk about before we get into some of the things, I'm sure your brain's already churning, thinking about pickled pig feed and A, all this stuff we're going to talk about. Yes. But I was looking at this thing about nostalgic movies, some of the top nostalgic movies from, I guess it's from the 2000s maybe. 2000s. Okay. But we can go way back. Some people have something they're like, oh man, Rosebud or this, that, and the third. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So what's one of the first ones they mentioned here? The first one is Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo. You remember that? Yeah, I do. One too long. My kids love that movie. They still show that today. They do. And that was, that was so, I mean, I think cause it was Pixar, the way the graphics were, you know, what they did with animation was very great. You'd be surprised if you guys go look at it, it's been a long time since that first movie came out. What year was that? 2000? Or 2001? That came out.
A highlight from Saylor Now Own's Almost 1% of All Bitcoin, BUYS MORE | EP 831
"Yo intro first You're against freedom Yeah, we're gonna salute Bitcoin live we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution for breaking news culture manic warfare We will be your guide through The separation of money and state. I hope everyone had an amazing effing weekend I did I got to chill, you know everyone on the weekends like man like like what'd you do? What like, you know, what did you do anything crazy news, whatever? No, man I stayed home and I chilled and I relaxed because the week, you know, it's the Bitcoin rollercoaster making Bitcoin media You know, it's a grind. I'm not gonna lie It's very purposeful and I'm very very grateful and privileged Opti and I are and the rest of the simply Bitcoin crew But but it is it is quite a bit of a grind. So on weekends, I get to chill. Anyways enough of that breaking news Michael Saylor buys Even more Bitcoin the man or micro strategy better said now owns almost 1 % of all Bitcoin sky talk about Conviction this is conviction Michael Saylor is proving to the world and this is something that I've been saying guys in the next two or three years it is going to be Undeniable, it's gonna be an undeniable fact that naim bukele's Bitcoin strategy and Michael sailors strategy on the public company level is Going to be an alternative than holding fiat currencies on their balance sheets Especially with the FASB rule changes, especially with the Bitcoin ETF around the corner there They're gonna they're trying to do whatever it takes and I believe it's politically motivated I'm not the only Bitcoin or that has said this by the way That they're you know, they're trying to slow this down But it's gonna be undeniable and they're gonna have a very hard time Debunking this that Bitcoin Itself, it's just a better money It's just better money and governments are gonna have a hard time disputing that and the reason they're gonna have a hard time Disputing that number one is because they're always going to do they're always gonna want to debase their currency They can't afford the endless wars. They can't afford sending billions of dollars to Ukraine If they didn't have the money printer, so they're gonna have a really hard time explaining that away and number two Censorship, of course, right and the control on money itself, right? A lot of the reasons that the BRIC nations have sought alternatives to the US dollar Not only because the US government is printing a ridiculous amount of money but also because they've politicized the money they've weaponized the money against their political opponents and Fine, you could you can make the argument. I'm not gonna I'm not gonna make those judgments the government of North Korea are bad Okay, and the government of Russia is bad the government of Cuba is bad. I'm not gonna get into those arguments, right? but let's talk about The vast majority of people that live in those countries that are not have nothing to do with the government They're just like you and you and me. They're just trying to get by they get caught in those sanctions they have nothing to do with it and The system that they want you to live in is if you live in a certain if you were if you happen to be born in a certain country You happen to have certain political beliefs. You are not entitled to have to open a bank account You are a danger. You're a risk. Well Bitcoin is for you Bitcoin is your money it works. So they're gonna have a hard time and this is why we call it the separation of money and state This is why we bring up the book the sovereign individuals so much because it absolutely Hit the nail on the head this what we're living through right now, but it's not only money It's also the disintermediation of information which is happening at the same time. You're seeing it with the Russell Brand stuff You're seeing it with the Tucker stuff Independent content creators are now getting more views and more traction than the legacy corporate media of which they cannot control and that freaks them out too, so After we got over this hill after we endure this this this bumpy transitionary period and if we win the race to avoid the war I Agree with Corey Clifton from swan I think that there's a bright orange future ahead of us and I've never been so pumped about it But I got to say one last thing before I bring up my legendary co -host Michael sailor Please leave some Bitcoin for the rest of us. Anyways Opti. How you doing, brother? I'm doing great man doing great. I also unplugged this weekend. It felt good I was literally joking with everyone in the spaces. I literally lived the meme. Did you guys catch the game this weekend? I unplugged completely what game did he catch? I caught all the games. I didn't do anything yesterday I literally did not a thing yesterday, but watch football Throw tomatoes all you want, but it was it's a great weekend It's good to be a big corner and then also guys mad sailor leave some Bitcoin for the rest of us she It's almost like you taking it all it's almost like you trying to buy all the Bitcoin. Yeah. No, he definitely is bro He he owns 1 % he almost owns 1 % of every Bitcoin. We're at that point. We're at that point in the movie, dude Well, I think this is the PSA where we tell everyone to stop selling your Bitcoin to Michael sailor and huddle onto them coins We're in the dark it actually I saw a good tweet before we go on Nico I saw a good tweet this weekend and it was something on the lines of like Dang, I wish I could remember but it was something like Willy. Woo is bearish Someone there is another part and then it's like and Bitcoin maxis are watching d3 football like if you can't tell that this is the deepest parts of a bear market Like are you even watching there? It was a great tweet I wish I could say it off the top of my head But as you can tell we're in the deep parts of the bear market I hope you guys are stacked and I hope you guys are getting your cash flows up and Just you know getting your body right mine, right? This is the time to get your UTXOs in order to make sure that everything is copa static as we move into a crazy Bull run. Anyways, Nico, we were gonna have a guest today But I'm kind of glad that they didn't show up because I wrote an article for once guys And I'm actually really hyped on this one so I'm gonna read it for you I'm gonna do my best guy Swan impersonation today, and I I think you guys are gonna really like this one So, I don't know it. It's got a lot of soul. It's got some spirit in it It gets me hyped up and maybe I'll give you context for it. I'll just read it and see what Nico thinks He I don't even think Nico seen this yet So I'm excited to get his response his reaction to we're gonna do a reaction video on today's simply Bitcoin Anyway, you go let's get into the show. Are we gonna get a Nico Jones take today? Are we gonna get a wild Nico John? I think so. We got something spicy for the numbers, bro. Let's jump in today. 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I literally made it super frickin easy Don't put yourself in a situation while you lost Why you have to explain to your grandchildren while you lost your generational wealth because you stored your seed on paper store it on Titanium scan the QR code on your screen use promo code simply get 15 % off anything on the stamp seed website anyways at the time of recording The Bitcoin price is twenty six thousand three hundred and forty sats per dollar three thousand seven hundred ninety seven block height eight hundred nine thousand three hundred and three blocks to having Thirty thousand six hundred ninety seven having estimate April 21st 2024 total lightning network capacity four thousand six hundred seventy three Bitcoin Capacity value one hundred twenty three million u .s. Dollars realized monetary inflation one point seven five percent the market capitalization of Bitcoin 513 billion dollars with the B Bitcoin verse gold market cap three point nine nine percent All right, everybody so Opti said Nico Jones ran potential Nico Jones rant What what is this potential Nico Jones rant gonna be about? Well, we've talked about the you know It comes from like the political front this this this saying but I'm gonna apply it to Central bankers, I'm gonna apply to politicians Right, and there is something in the in the political Rhetoric recently and it's called the iron law of something projection, right? So we're gonna take away the political rhetoric because we believe on simply bitcoins not left versus right, right? It's a party of orange versus party of green party of central bank digital currencies nihilism poverty slavery versus a party of freedom Bitcoin Prosperity opportunity optimism, right? So that's really what it's about But I'm gonna take that rhetoric because it is very very powerful rhetoric and I'm gonna say the iron law of central bank Politicians projection never fails it never frickin fails let me introduce you to senator Mendez of New Jersey and let's take a look at what he has to say about Naeem Bukele of El Salvador We have an increasing challenging situation in El Salvador one that threatens both the future democracy in the country and bilateral relations of the United States Over the last two years president Bukele has presided over a number a number of alarming setbacks for democratic governance undermining judicial independence intimidating opposition lawmakers by using security forces to occupy the legislature negotiating political pacts with gangs regularly attacking journalists and media outlets and In addition to these actions Bukele has also repeatedly used his network of Twitter trolls to attract and to attack And threaten not only government critics within El Salvador, but also United States officials We have an increasing challenging situation in El Salvador one So this is just internalize everything everything that this guy said right, you know senator meant You know, he sounded so legitimate.
Stereotypes (MM #4569)
"The Mason Minute with Kevin Mason. In life, we've always been told if you stereotype people, you're causing problems for both them and for you. It's not good to do that. But have you ever noticed in media, specifically television shows, perhaps movies and on radio, there are stereotypes of people. On television, there's always a ditzy neighbor, a ditzy friend. There's always the one who's over sexualized. There's always the one who's cranky and grouchy, usually an older male. There's also a lot of stereotypes. What's funny, in real life, stereotypes are bad. But when it comes to television, stereotypes are actually good because people know what to expect from certain characters. Not all TV shows follow this formula, but a lot of them do. But what's really interesting is when you have a TV show that doesn't follow the formula and it's successful. That's when it gets interesting. Because it's almost like you can predict what's going on with stereotypical characters on TV. But it's not as easy to do when characters don't always play along the same lines. In life, stereotypes are bad. But in the media, they're good. Go figure.
Stereotypes (MM #4569)
"The Mason Minute with Kevin Mason. In life, we've always been told if you stereotype people, you're causing problems for both them and for you. It's not good to do that. But have you ever noticed in media, specifically television shows, perhaps movies and on radio, there are stereotypes of people. On television, there's always a ditzy neighbor, a ditzy friend. There's always the one who's over sexualized. There's always the one who's cranky and grouchy, usually an older male. There's also a lot of stereotypes. What's funny, in real life, stereotypes are bad. But when it comes to television, stereotypes are actually good because people know what to expect from certain characters. Not all TV shows follow this formula, but a lot of them do. But what's really interesting is when you have a TV show that doesn't follow the formula and it's successful. That's when it gets interesting. Because it's almost like you can predict what's going on with stereotypical characters on TV. But it's not as easy to do when characters don't always play along the same lines. In life, stereotypes are bad. But in the media, they're good. Go figure.
"first movie" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Those different movies, different Italians. Thank you. Sound like mob music. Hey, I drove over here. I went by such reality to pass the pizza with my baby dolls set those, whatever we would call it by being so sick of these days, okay, Christopher. What do you cannoli? Hey, take the cannoli, leave the social security, okay? One movie. That was funny though. That was funny. That was good. Yes, many of his songs said, so let me get this straight. Three times under Trump, the GOP raised the debt ceiling, but now they're knocking Biden over the debt ceiling. Three times under Trump, a Chinese spy balloon went over America. Now the GOP is knocking Biden over a Chinese spy balloon. I mean, and he said it. He called him out on the debt limit. He's like, is it three times under Trump? Yep. So let's get this done. I mean, they don't have a leg to stand on Carlos in terms of any facts or figures. Yeah, poor Mitch is back flip her legs weren't working. He couldn't stand, Mitch, where are you? But he touted that they were at the bridge in Kentucky. The Kentucky and Ohio. Again, he kept touting reaching across the aisle and working with Republicans. He did. That's not the definition of not crazy. He gave it a shout out to mister Kevin, the Christmas, the Congress poo. You know, I start tonight by congratulating 118th Congress. The new Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy. Speaker, I don't want to ruin your reputation, but I look forward to working with you. I hate him. I'm gonna kill him in my gym. With a medicine ball. Throw a kettlebell at his head. Like she was picturing him in that inner outer thigh machine just cracking his head like a wall. She hasn't changed. You've seen her American Iowa audition? Yes. Did that famous clip? Wait a whoo. That person is still inside. That she has not. Wait, who are we talking about? Is this Marjorie Taylor? Oh my God. Oh yeah. I think that was determined that it wasn't her. It was a deep fake? It wasn't a deep fake. It just looked like it was okay. It was questionable, but it really looked like her. It's the same person. If it's not her, she ain't right. You nailed it. She's a drunk girl at the divorce party at the chuckle hunt. Or at hunters in Palm Springs. The Abbey in West Hollywood. Yeah. Okay. Where was I? Oh, I'm sorry, cut 6 to be president last night. President Congress must restore the right. I was taken away and roe V wade. And
"first movie" Discussed on Cinemavino
"Don't know, but I mean to find out. I wanted that tiny little alien that he was holding, and it's like, oh, he had, and there were some, I tell you what, man, 80s movies would freak you the fuck out. Yeah. Because I remember rewatching that film and being like, oh my God, he's going to go up and see this whole menagerie of creature museum shit. And there's one that has like a big ass eye that pops out at you, scared the shit out of me. Yeah. In theaters. But we could do an entire series of freaky ass 80s movies like labyrinth and crystal. Oh, yeah. There's a legend. I mean, there's some watership down. Yeah. Which we've done. I think we've done that before. Yeah. That game of the heebie jeebies. But Charlotte's first movie was something ridiculous like Hercules or hunchback or something. What about the fucking late 90s? Get out of here. It's like, man. With no emotional scarring. First movie was like crash. Cartoon scarring, maybe. Crash. It's ridiculous. How secure is to hear you got stuff. I'm glad we covered this subject. Yeah, it's been an episode of cinema vino. We got trav and Tay. And Tay and trav. Hey. My name is Todd. And we thank you guys very much. And we will see you guys next time. Good tomorrow. Miss you. Not with a whimper, but with a bag. With a resounding bang. Can I go home, yeah? Oh yeah. Be sure to listen right and subscribe at Apple podcasts, Spotify, cast box or wherever you listen to podcasts. Our website is at cinema vino dot net and reviews of these films can be found at Todd wafford movies dot com.
"first movie" Discussed on Cinemavino
"Monday, that's the best barbershop. Ever gonna hear. Leah I think my pants got a little wedge. Or sticky. I'm proud to be the base in that group of four singers. So this is our mailbag Monday. We're talking about Sean and I did our first movie as we remember seeing the theaters. It's a pretty good stuff. Sharman is also not here tonight, so super fans go ahead and tune out. He is, I believe he's one of the extras on one of the ring of power. Exactly. So he's flying back right now. If he's not shy or folk, I don't know who is. One of the dune to dine at least. Will though? Well, that's our hashtag right there. Guildo. So anyway, we're talking about the first movies we ever saw in theaters. So for me, as I said, return of the Jedi, when I was probably 6 or 7, which was year 83. It came out 93, but then they rereleased it in like 86 or 87, my sister took me to go see it. So I was probably first grade or so. Pretty little, I remember it vaguely, but I remember the trailers more. So you were like 7, maybe? Yeah, somewhere in there. I remember, I remember they had a 6 preview for the aristocats, also. Oh. Yeah, so. Oh, damn it. I didn't even think about animated movies. Yeah. Which would have been my first. And I do remember some of them were seeing a rerelease lady in the tramp. Because I remember the Siamese cats. Thanks to wokeness. Yeah. Maybe. They might be. But anyway, what's the first movie that you guys ever seen? Well, I have one movie that I know was like, I remember from start to finish seeing it in theaters. There are plenty of other ones that I remember going to when I was younger, but not knowing what I was doing. And some that I'm not even sure if I saw in theaters. I know I saw dumb and dumber in theaters, but I don't remember much about it. It was still one of my favorite movies of all time. I know I saw the first look who's talking in theaters with my mom, but I don't remember anything about it. And so I know I saw these movies in theaters, but I can not vividly remember it. The only movie that I know that I remember going to see start to finish in that I can remember to this day because PS, I do drink a lot. Was Independence Day. Independence Day was Randy Quaid. Randy Quaid was the first one that I can vividly remember going seeing, watching him being like, damn, that was amazing. Yeah. And I know I saw ones before that. And so I can't say that was the first one I saw, but it's the first one that I can vividly remember. That was the first time you saw Will Smith punched somebody. That was. You know what's funny though is that I don't even really remember Will Smith in it. Like I just remember being like, oh yeah, this is like a cool alien film. And I'm actually liking Randy quite a lot. Oh yeah. It was like, I was like, man, this guy knows something. You know? This is a man. He still knows something. Oh yeah. Is he Canada? I think he's in jail. You talk about a badass. He didn't pay his taxes. No. The aliens told him not to. That's a rascal right there, man. Yeah. He's a fucking wizard and some like hermit shack right now. Oh, that's what he said. Oh, yeah. Yeah. He's a wizard to match it. Coming in right now. Probably has like 18 cats. He raises. I mean, well, I mean, he's 18 cats, but he gonna have 17 efforts tonight. He is definitely a muggle. He gonna have some kitty dinner. Oh, he's not a muggle, but he's definitely a squib. Yeah. So anyway, Independence Day was the movie I remember. Yeah. For me, I believe my first movie. I think Benji, the hunted. I was June of 87. I remember that movie. Where he took care of small little mountain lions in a mountain setting. That's what I remember anyway. I just remember like sad dogs. And I was like, right? Yeah. Any of the I don't remember any of it. Yeah. I think I blocked it out because I cried that night. And every night thereafter. But it wasn't. There was little to no dialog, right? Yeah. It was just a dog. I had a colored book for that movie. And I remember I was pissed because I did not have the right shade of brown for benjy. Damn. But I actually, I thought it was Benji the hunted. Which is, I guess, a third in the binging movies. I guess there's a bunch. I guess apparently there was one in 2018. This was Benjamin. But I didn't see it. Sorry, Benji. But what I think was actually my first one, and I'm surprised it's not a cartoon that I can remember or something like that, the risk cats or whatever. But it might have been flight of the navigator. Yeah, with the talking alien. July of 86, which I think I was maybe 5. But I would imagine, and I never went and saw a movie with my mom until it was like driving miss daisy or Back to the Future too, and she had not seen back future one. Weird for her. So my dad must have taken me to flight of the navigator 'cause he's more sci-fi kind of nerd. Alien ship couldn't fly that way. So I think I loved it because I was like, oh my God, that's peewee Herman's voice. Is it really? Yeah. Well, Paul Rubin or a Paul Rubin impersonator for the navigator or whatever. Well, Sarah Jessica Parker in that. Yeah, she had some purple hair. Okay. Yeah, I remember that movie. I do. It fucking great movie. My first movie, I think, was Benji the dread. I don't think it was. In theaters? Yeah. So bitchy was basically banging. Well, he was a precursor to air bud. Yeah. And homeward bound. The revenge of Benji was on there somewhere too. The revenge. I just had a epiphany. I do remember seeing this in theaters. The movie big. Because of what year was that? I 88. I don't remember much about it. I mean, we're seeing it could be only I can remember about the movie as I was with my mom and like her friend and it was the scene where he was grabbing the girl's breasts for the panic and turning the light on and my mom's friend put her hand over my eyes. As a joke. And I remember, I mean, I would have been 5 and I was like, you'd already grabbed a breast by this. Oh, of course. Had a couple of my mouth. I was like, just about 5 years earlier. I was like, but I remember seeing that in theaters, but again, I couldn't tell you anything about it besides that, but her putting her hand in front of my eyes. Yeah. Yeah, I think all I can remember from flight of the navigator. I couldn't follow along a story at all. The whole time travel and that's his dad, but he her brother is older now, or I don't know. I just like the robot that talks like peewee, that's all I knew. Hey man, because I think that I don't know what peewee's playhouse came out, but as soon as I heard that voice, I was like, yes, this is awesome. I
"first movie" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Manufacturers are poised to increase their prices as a result The BCC says firms are grappling with supply chain disruption and staff shortages And a Russian accent film director have a rocketed into space on a mission to make the world's first movie in orbit They have arrived at the International Space Station They are due to film parts of challenge We'll see a surgeon rushing to the ISS to save a crew member Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered buying more than 2700 journalists analysts in more than 120 countries and the angers this is Bloomberg Anna Leon thank you very much at all We're reflecting on just how we are across European equity markets right now By 1.7% on the stock 600 this fast rising yield environment that we're seeing in bonds spooking people Yeah absolutely It is interesting because you did see a bit of opportunistic dip buying in the U.S. session around some of the big tech names So the likes of Amazon and Facebook but the handover to Asia was pretty weak so you saw actually Asian and Chinese tech companies hitting a record low They closed at a record low so concerns they're certainly about the yield inversion environment also regulatory pressure of course in China And the hand over to Europe has been pretty grim as you say down close to 1.7% right now across the European markets But Anna we're going to be talking electric vehicles autonomous driving and safety concerns Absolutely 9 20 in the city time to check in with Bloomberg opinion and we're joined by opinion economists and Trevor He's been writing about safety of electric vehicles And why we should be concerned that she says nobody's talking about it And Johnny very good to speak to you So I mean give us some stats there in awesome size and scope How does the danger associated with electric vehicles How does it rub up against other types of cars Sure So one thing to clear is that while electric vehicles aren't you know when we think about we just don't have enough electric vehicles We don't have enough numbers in terms of safety actions when it comes to electric vehicles And it's been pretty spotty so far Regulators will attempt to investigate fires here and there or there will be recalls But the biggest action so far within electric vehicles has been GM recalling every electric bolt it has made since 2017 because of the risk of battery fires which were made by algae So that's going to cost them 1.8 billion There's been the Hyundai Kunar recalls which are also going to which are also made by LG energy solution And that's also that's also cost them 1.8 billion and that's split between the battery maker and the car company So those are kind of some of the numbers we're looking at and those are already very expensive and context of electric vehicles Now it's important to recognize that in the current with the numbers we have currently it's not that electric vehicles are catching fire at a faster pace than regular internal combustion engine cars so far However we are talking about a very immature technology that everyone is very excited about And the kind of fundamental core of the car which is the battery So that's why this is particularly more concerning because we need to be regulators need to be more proactive in this situation So regulators need to be more proactive presumably those recalls that you were mentioning earlier are a catalyst as well for the car companies themselves to get a grip on this Do we know how much progress is being made How much more needs to be done to ensure that these are safe vehicles The issue is you know so GM has said that it's found a solution in a fix for the batteries that work for the cars that it recently recalled The issue I think is more around being on the side of caution because we don't know what can happen because the issue is like vehicles is there's something called thermal runway which means that the fires if a fire is caused it can accelerate very quickly In the U.S. there's been situations where firefighters and first responders don't know how to shut these fires off After they thought that the fire was out there was suddenly another flame So there's a lot of these issues that we're grappling with right now And the best approach in these situations is to investigate any such incident that happens so that you have more data points Okay Really fascinating story then Johnny thank you very much for bringing it to us Bloomberg opinion columnist and Johnny trivedi with the importance that regulators pay more attention take more take a more active role in Istanbul establishing standards here reporting incidents and looking at safety codes across this industry which is as she says fairly immature Thanks very much for bringing us the story You can hear more from agreed more from Bloomberg opinion You can do that at Bloomberg dot com slash opinion and on the terminal by typing op IN go When we come back we've seen some stunning increases.
"first movie" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"The first movie I have seen in years. And I had to CF nine. What is such a crappy movie? Then again? It was the first time I've actually seen any F nine Any any fast and furious movie that was just back. Am I saw this now? AMC movie chain. They are spending $25 million on an ad campaign to get people back to the movies, the world's largest cinema chain. They're rolling out a $25 million advertising campaign to say you know what? Come on. They got Nicole Kidman. In a new commercial. To talk about the magic of the movies and that indescribable feeling we get when the lights begin to demand. We go somewhere we've never seen before. Oscar nominated cinema Tog Ra for You Give it a shot. This thing some some Oscar nominee wrote that wrote the commercial $25 million. That is more money than several major Hollywood movies have managed to scrape together. At the box office during the pandemic. Listen, It's been trying times for so many companies, but my goodness for cinema cinema owners, the AMC's the world, It's tough. They have spent $25 million I talk about movies being released and push back Would you if your AMC or your ad company feel free to contact? I hurt radio, and I'm more than happy to speak. To get your butts back into theaters. To go see an AMC movie. You know what? I won't even get paid. I'll just take it and trade. Can I see an early Eight month pre screening of top gun maverick That's really all I care about minutes ago left in the show..
"first movie" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Jeff? I talked to. It's funny. It's leading into our first movie. Shanxi, the Legend of the correction rings Marvel and Disney's new epic adventure movie. I talked to the director. Of the film, So Yeah, we had a great conversation, and he's so proud of this film, and I'm excited for everyone to see it. Is this a lesser known marvel comic Because I've never heard of Shanxi. Yes, yes, lesser known comic and you know, it's you know, it's about a martial arts Master Shanxi confronts the past. So he left behind when he's drawn into his web of mysterious 10 rings organization and I'm telling you any listen and watch for the star of this film Simeulue. Our next marvel Action star. I mean, he is just tailor made. He has it turned in a great performance. Um, he's funny. He's incredible Action star. I mean, an Aquafina. She provides the comic relief the movie steeped in Asian culture and mysticism, You know, incredible action. Plenty of parts is one of my favorites. And just what Black Panther did for the young black community, You know, for a marble hero of their own. This is going to happen in the agent community. Because not only is a cast full of Asian actors, but like I said, the mysticism and Chinese culture, um it's just it was just so well done, at least from my perspective. It was just well done and believe or not, I want to see it again. It's been a long time that they want to go back and you know the movie. This is only in theaters, though Disney is not streaming it on Disney Plus, which is really unusual. So we're going to see how the box office does this weekend as Labor Day weekend. It's going to really be a test for people going back to the theater and see how well the box office is doing because things are not good right now, when did that open by the way Because I passed by the theater yesterday, and I noticed a lot was full, and I figured that was probably what everybody was saying. Yeah, you know, you know, it's funny that used to open on opening weekend which met on Friday. Now they do Thursday night screenings for the past four or five years, So they started him on Thursday night. You can see Probably two or three Showing last night. They get a jump on the weekend, especially Labor Day weekend. You know, we've got three or four day holiday coming up here and, yeah, it started last night, so I didn't see what the box office returns were. But I'm crossing my fingers because if you're gonna go back to the theater, do you want to see some pretty incredible There's something you can take the family to its got The built in Easter age at the end of movie Don't leave. The credit, you know, because you're gonna see some really cool stuff. It ties in the Avengers are ties in the Marvel universe from Doctor Strange to you. Name it from Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk. This is going to really make Marvel fans happy. I'm telling you You know, I wonder if this is the kind of movie though, that I need to kind of understand the Marvel universe because I I gotta be honest with you. I saw the original Iron Man That was the last Marvel movie that I saw. Oh, my gosh. Journey that you're a universe away way. What's going on? I figured good. This is what's good about Shanxi. You don't have to its own storyline, its own humor. This is an origin story. So you don't need to know what happened in the Avengers or what happened in the Hulk or Thor or in Of those movies. It's a standalone movie, but it's got little bits and cameos from the Avengers and from the Marvel universe, you know that's for the fans. They drop that stuff in there, but overall, no, you can go in this cold and enjoy this. This really incredible original Marvel Disney Action film and it's funny because I went in the same way. I think you know, because I get confused and there's a lot better critics out there But understand this whole Marvel University M c U and they understand every little detail and you know something that happened a film four years ago vs today. I don't do that. I just go in and And have a good time. But there are people more qualified for me to get into the nitty gritty of these films. But I went into this one with 10 rings. I just came out smiling. The action is amazing. There's another fight on a city bus. That's just fantastic. And I don't know how they do it. This is one of the movie that came out of going. Wow. I mean, that just blew me away. So I think people going to love it, and hopefully we'll see it this weekend. They have to have run out of Marvel comics. By now, there can't be any more. Oh, there's so many more are there They're not only that this. This movie I think is wrapping up the whole empty you as we know it over the last 10 12 years. And they're planning a whole new, uh, universal new stories and actors and everything from Captain America to, uh, just New Avengers, So they're they're gearing up to do a whole new universe with these marvel characters, Then trust me. I think there's moon Shadow, and there's a lot more that had obscure limited series They had back in the seventies and eighties of their dusting often. Same over there, D C comics. They're doing the same thing so Yeah, I just get ready for more superhero films over the next decade. Okay? I never got the whole incredible hulk thing in there. I don't see how he fits in. You know, I don't get it. I don't Once again. I'm not a comic book guy..
"first movie" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Funny. It's leading into our first movie. Shanxi. The Legend of the 10 rings, Um, Marvel and Disney's new epic adventure movie. I talked to the director. Of the film, So Yeah, we had a great conversation, and he's so proud of this film, and I'm excited for everyone to see it. Is this a lesser known marvel comic Because I've never heard of Shanxi. Yes, yes, lesser known comic and you know, it's you know, it's about a martial arts Master Shan. She confronts the past. So he left behind when he's drawn into his web of mysterious 10 rings organization and I'm telling you any Listen and watch for the star of this film by Simeulue. Our next marvel Action star. I mean, he is just tailor made. He has it turned in a great performance. Um, and he's funny. He's incredible action star. I mean, an awkward Xena. She provides the comic relief the movie steeped in Asian culture and mysticism, You know, incredible action. Plenty of part. This is one of my favorites and just what Black Panther did for the young black community, you know, for a marble hero of their own. This is going to happen in the Asian community because not only is a cast full of Asian Actors. But like I said, the mysticism and Chinese culture of it's just It was just so well done, At least from my perspective. It was just well done, and I believe or not. I want to see it again. It's been a long time because I want to go back and you know the movie. This is only in theaters, though Disney is not streaming it on Disney Plus, which is really unusual, so we're going to see how the box office president's weekend as Labor Day weekend. It's going to really be a test. For people going back to the theater and see how well the box office is doing because things are not good right now, when did that open by the way Because I passed by the theater yesterday, and I noticed a lot was full, and I figured that was probably what everybody was saying. Yeah, you know, you know, it's funny that used to open on opening weekend which met on Friday. Now they do Thursday night screenings for the past four or five years, So they started him on Thursday night. You can see Probably two or three Showing last night. They get a jump on the weekend, especially anybody weekend. You know, we've got three or four day holiday coming up here and, yeah, it started last night, so I didn't see what the box office returns were. But I'm crossing my fingers because if you're gonna go back to the theater do you want to see some pretty incredible There's something could take the family to its got the built in Easter eggs at the end of movie Don't leave. The credit, you know, because you're gonna see some really cool stuff. It ties in the Avengers or ties in the Marvel universe from Doctor Strange to you. Name it, you know, from from Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk. Uh, this is going to really make Margo vans happy. I'm telling you You know, I wonder if this is the kind of movie though, that I need to kind of understand the Marvel universe because I I gotta be honest with you. I saw the original Iron Man That was the last Marvel movie that I saw. Oh, my gosh, certainly that you're a universal way, way going on. I figured good. This is what's good about Shanxi. You don't have to its own storyline, its own humor. This is an origin story. So you don't need to know what happened in the Avengers or what happened in the Hulk or Thor or in Of those movies. It's a standalone movie, but it's got little bit and cameos from the Avengers and from the Marvel universe, you know that's for the fans. They drop that stuff in there, but overall, no, you can go in this cold and enjoy this. This really incredible original Marvel Disney Action film and it's funny because I went in the same way. I think you know, because I get confused, and there's a lot better critics out there but understand this whole Marvel University mtu and they understand every little detail and you know something that happened to film four years ago vs today. I don't do that. I just go in and And have a good time. But there are people more qualified for me to get into the nitty gritty of these films. But I went into this one with 10 rings. I just came out smiling. The action is amazing. There's another fight on on a city bus. That's just fantastic. And I don't know how they do it. This is one of the movies that came out of going. Wow. I mean, that just blew me away. So I think people going to love it, and hopefully we'll see it this weekend. They have to have run out of Marvel comics by now, that can't be anymore. Oh, well, there's so many more. Are there there, there, there? Not only that this this movie, I think is wrapping up the whole empty you as we know it for the last 10 12 years, and they're planning a whole new Uh, universe, all new stories and actors and everything from Captain America from just New Avengers. So they're they're gearing up to do a whole new universe with these marvel characters, Then trust me, I think there's Moon Shadow, and there's a lot more that have obscure limited series They had back in the seventies and eighties there dusting often. Same over there, D C comics. They're doing the same thing so Yeah, I just get ready for more superhero films over the next decade. Okay? I never got the whole incredible hulk thing, and I don't see how he fits in. You know, I don't get you know, Once again. I'm not a comic book guy. So you know, I look at and I do yourself a favor and watch the Captain American ones. They are so good Winter soldier. The first one is great. It's all World War two. You know it goes off the fight. Uh, no, the Nazis and it's just so patriotic and then also winter soldier is one of the best ones. Trust me. There's this. There's a handful in there. The Thor movies are fantastic. I know. On the service. You may see yourself. Wait a minute. This looks corny, but they're funny. You know, there's a lot for Ragnarok was great. There's someone in there. I think you would really enjoy. And you don't have to be a fan to watch them all. And then, of course, finishing with Infinity war And I think it really enjoy it. There really are amazing films they are, Isn't there a new spider man coming out? Does that qualify as Marvel? Well, yes, you know, back in the day Marvel sold the rights to movies and TVs. You know they were. There was a patchwork job to all the different studios over the last 30 40 years and that ended up being at Sony Columbia Pictures. Now Disney bought Marvel. They didn't get the rights to that. So they've been pulling out their hair over there at the mouth house and they finally we're gonna bench uh, Spider man, but he appeared while the Avengers films and people went crazy for it, Tom Mullen. And so now he's got a new movie coming out. Yet they preview that at Cinemacon last week and but now Disney's rumors they just want to buy the character outright from Sony. So boy talk about billions of dollars for that, But Disney needs them. Even at Disney's Disneyland. They have the Avengers campus, Spiderman's front and center with all the action and all the shows that are going on there. You know, so Spiderman's an integral part of the Marvel universe, but he doesn't own it. How crazy is that? You know, I gotta be honest with you. It's amazing to me that comic books have become the the phenomenon that they have, and especially in theaters, But I guess as long as the movie as well made, they'll always have a built in audience. But there's also a fatigue. No, There's been a lot of fatigue about the superhero movies because Disney only makes Pixar films Marvel films some of their animation, but they don't go back and make you know like original films anymore. They only make specific types of films. And so there might be a little bit fatigued. We'll see what the 10 rings. We'll see if people head out to the viewers give me a real test. Well, you know, Yeah, real test. But you got to wonder how much coronavirus is going to interfere with people going out to the theaters. But I guess this is going to be a good test for a lot of the big movies that we want to see coming out. For example, the James Bond movie the Ghostbusters movie, I think they have already moved the top gun Maverick movie again. That's two years behind. Now, the top gun got moved to May of 2022 mission. Impossible. Got moved to fall of 2022. Now James Bond. No time to die was supposed to be in April of 2020. Now that's to October eight, but that could change any week. They're talking about that, Even though the new trailer for No time to die dropped this week, everyone's going crazy for it. Ghostbusters. Now come down November 11th that got pushed, like by a week or two. But who knows if we're going to watch the box office for Labor Day, and people aren't going, they can't afford to have another reminiscence on their hands. $100 million movie where only two million came in the weekend, And that's with Hugh Jackman, who's a huge star. So this is going to be an interesting weekend. This is if anyone's going to go and we're going to see set some records. It's going to be this weekend..
"first movie" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"By RPM films available on our Streaming platform. Tell us all about the documentary. What the event was that that was such a pivotal role in your life. Tell us about what kind of questions are answered by the movie by the book by the whole process. Mike. Thanks for having me again. I've been with you before and you are the great patriot and serve our country so well this this docudramas, very, very powerful Docudrama movie, which tells the story of extortion 17 resource in 17. As I say military aviation parlance, which marked the largest loss of life in the history of the American involvement in the war on terror and the largest loss of life in the history of our U. S. Navy seals. We lost 30 Americans that day, including 17 members of Seal Team six. And one of the great tragedies assist that most Americans still don't know about this. We know about other things we know about frivolous sound biased to the liberal media gives us But 30 American heroes lost in one swoop, and we still don't know the story as a general rule. I think in this case, the filmmakers Stephen spotting Carl Horsemen are going to do a great great job. Bringing this story to light. There are many unanswered questions. You say I saw a preview on the big screen in the Palm Beach area Friday night. There was a dry eye in that theater. I didn't see one This is very, very powerful, expose their story, and we hope everybody will go on the Salem now and and watch this moving movie immediately and pass on to your friends. I've been involved in this case for seven years in my book came out in 2015. You were kind enough to have me on then, sure. Military cover a lot of card up a lot of things in this in this story and the and the movie touches on some of that. No. One movie. No. One book can tell the whole story. But these men need to be honored. And this movie is very, very powerful. And I think it's a great great step. The next step in getting their story out, and I appreciate you for For giving some time today to remember them. Well, don. I mean your interview was haunting because it stayed with me ever since. I mean, there is there's so much mystery, you know, I know, we always we hear We hear the phrase conspiracy theory a lot in today's, You know, lexicon we talk about well, you know, it's crazy conspiracy theory. I'm sure you've been met with some of that as you as you have have really, really uncovered a lot of questions about that fateful night. What really did happen that night? Go will take us through that night with this terrible loss of life of American heroes kind of kind of take us through it and tell us what happened. You bet. Let's set the setting August 6 2011 was 96 days after US Navy Seals of Seal Team six just like this group and taking out Osama bin Laden, the group the high mark of the history of the Navy seals, killing the world's most renowned terrorists. Now, here we are in 96 days later, and suddenly this seal team has spun up on a mysterious mission. Wardak province, Afghanistan takes off from low guard problems that place called Base shank on a mission that should have been 10 minutes from wheels the wheels down it takes off 2 22 am in the morning. The chopper takes off heads towards his destination. Everything's fine for the first five or six minutes, and all of a sudden we lose communication with it. The chopper is not responding. The chopper should have been on the ground at 2:32 A.m. is hanging in the air. The chapter is getting strange signals to flight control, requesting something numbers a sparkle, which you shouldn't have been doing. Um, the the the Palace says he's having trouble lining things up. Uh, there should be no delay in this flight. The longer a big chapel like this hangs in the air is loud. It opens itself up for targeting there had been a switch out of Afghan commandos. Why would our Navy seals so I didn't know this When I struck before I wrote the book we were flying with Afghans and this group of Afghans have been brought on sometime within just a few days before they were not recorded on the flight manifest because there Their brother. Afghans were angry at our seals. And so that the choppers hanging in the air inexplicably Valley uh, you know, nine minutes afterwards, seven minutes after should be on the ground. We get a car from said one minute, one minute thinking it should have on the ground. A minute later, there's an explosion and a chopper lands in a way. I should never have landed. It hits the ground. And there are no survivors. Now. One of the big mysteries here is what happened in black box. You know, we I got access to the military's 250 page report called the cult report. Somehow it was mysteriously this crap declassified. We discovered Army Pathfinders were sent in to look for a black box for three days. They could never find it. Then, two months later in October of 2011 General Jeffrey Colt, the investigating officer tells military family members said quote go washed away in a flood. You know, which is basically this was a creek called the Tangy River. There pictures of look like a little Muddy Creek. And if that was suspect that the path battery commander says the first time we never found a black box, well then Three years. 2 2.5 years later, um at the at a hearing held by former congressman Jason Chaffetz, there's a military bureaucratic deputy defense minister named Gary Reed, who testifies under oath that The chopper never had a black box to begin with Now, one thing since my book came out, we didn't have any names, but I hope and pray that people would step four. We've had people step forward. In fact, we've had a couple of military powers to be interviewed on this film who give us some inside of that black box. This chopper. They have a black box and I had a cockpit data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder. So if something happened on board, we would know it. If we found the cockpit voice recorder. We didn't find it. And as I point out in my book, somebody came onto the ground. Um, you know, before Army rangers arrived, this one is reported in the final. Report report and left mysteriously an American force or coalition force. They could have taken the black box. You don't know what happened. But the mystery of the black box is one of the big things that hangs over this. We also discovered bullets in the bodies of several navy seals because we're able to look at some of the autopsies that shouldn't have been nobles and the bodies. But the bullets get this Mike. These bullets were called cook off rounds, and they were thrown away immediately by the Navy by the military more, uh, pathologist before the investigation was even complete. So we don't know if they were American mounds. There were Soviet style round just true bullets away. The cover up here is inexplicable. Um, you know We've had parents who believe have been told their Children may have been cremated. One gold star mother has tried, you know, since 2017 on numerous occasions asking the Pentagon and letters and four requested you cremate my son Earth, his body intact. The Pentagon blows this lady off Karen bomb blows off a gold star Mother doesn't give answers. Um, And there have been things that have happened since then. That even go about me on the scope of what happens in this magnificent film that bring questions to this case, You know, portions of our show are brought to you by my pillow, and I'm proud of that. I'm proud of supporting Mike Lindell. Who has been through an awful lot as my pillow has been sort of cancelled by the retail stores..
"first movie" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Harkened back to Clint Eastwood in the 1st 30 Harry movie when he was asked. How does he know? But this murderer the serial killer in the first movie will murder again. Dirty Harry looked at the sergeant and said Because he likes it. This is who these people are. And we're negotiating with them. Murderers. They behead people. If you're gay, you're dead. If your women you have nothing. You are Nobody. And you better cover up. We're going to stone. You're asked to death. Lights, None. And all. The gains that have made in that country. Are gone because one imbecile decision A political decision from a D C lifer. And we, Me an arm chair quarterback. Knew what would happen. Set it days ago. And I'm really worried about the next week. Don't think the Taliban will attack In the next week. But you can be damn sure. Isis and Al Qaeda. If they had a chance if they have it. They're gonna do it. And there's gonna be a lot of dead people. And if not in the next week. Oh, Just wait..
"first movie" Discussed on Dr. Drew After Dark
"I many reactions first of all. It's deeply deeply moving to be your edward that was i love that So how much therapy do you think any fuck anyhow about me so so you to my friend so okay so so. It's the dark holes that are problem and and the fear is did you would okay. I'm just following my kind of thoughts about this. Please bear with me. It's did you ever watch nightmare before. Christmas yeah. I did did some of the stuff reaching out all that business. That was sort of part of the puppetry of that. Did that freak you out No i love that movie. Oh my god. I do remember the first movie that scared me about a whole though it owned. I think it's this. Was it the movie the in the first one. Yeah because Well there was. I watched that. When i was way too young to be watching movies and i remember there was this part. Where the clown drags a dead dude. Any like folds him in half through pipe and that she. I'll never forget that stuck with for ever made my mom burn that move not even playing. And that's why you don't cheat. Don't interfere with this. This is delicate work. This is the greatest day of my life so so so good makes sense right and movies for kids up. Be not mince words here. They can be traumatizing now. As you talk about this now you have a physical reaction to it Like i had like a sense of fear when i thought about that it seemed. Yeah are you okay thinking about it. Yeah who shit. You know the feeling when you jump scare cool. Yeah there it is lines up boom in and does it and now as you think about let's say garbage disposal listen to something easy Does that seem a little less threatening to you. does it. make more sensors equally still is just evocative for you. I think it's just as so. It's all wired into you. Okay so this is an interesting thing right so so people think that somehow all of you. I'm insight into what motive of the year. It's going to go away not really not usually it. It just sorta wired so there's your wiring so it is not just fear of toilets but you're trying to keep your asshole away from a hole in the toilet quite literally right. Yeah yeah like. I've definitely had nightmares and thoughts like while shooting just imagining like but what if man what if there was like a snake or some shit and then. I'm sure there's stuff on online with alligators coming up there or snakes coming out of the scene this bullshit online so that was freak you out all right. Thank you internet so okay and so. The toilet is a scary thing. You have to be as far away from the whole as possible. Do you have any feelings about the stool going in the whole does that on. No.
"first movie" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Right. Today's gonna be warm and sunny 74 on the coast 86 inland 73 in the mountains and 96 in the desert right now. 59 Partly cloudy downtown Kogo in two years time. 5 11 well. Scammers are at its attorney General Rob Bonta Announcing charges gets 15 people accused of defrauding dozens of victims out of their retirement savings. The suspected Ponzi scheme targeted Filipino victims, many of them older elderly, the promoter's offered a phony investment opportunity to build a resort. In the Philippines. The Eiji has identified at least 30 victims who lost get this 30 victims lost a collective $5 million and it was probably everything. They have everything they had. Oh, a reward offered by the family of a Southern California boy who was shot and killed in an apparent fit of road rage. $50,000. That's what the family of Aiden Leo's is offering for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in last Friday's road Rage shooting, Joanna Cloonan say she was driving her son to school Friday morning when a white Volkswagen station wagon cut her off on state route 55 in the city of Orange. A witness says Cloonan told them she flipped off the car and when she started transitioning to the right, the suspect Vehicle slip behind her before one of the occupants fired the shot. She said The bullet went through the trunk and struck her son, who was strapped into his booster seat in the rear passenger side, fatally injuring him. Multiple multiple people have been shot and killed outside a bar in Ohio Police in Youngstown, Ohio, say at least three people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting outside. A bar officers were called to the torture Club Bar and Grill in Youngstown around two a.m. Sunday morning. No word on how many weapons were used. That's Paul Stevens reporting shooting at an unauthorized neighborhood concert in North Charleston, South Carolina. Saturday night left a 14 year old dead and 14. Others wounded North Charleston Police chief Reggie Burgess, speaking to reporters. So we want to tell the folks who are responsible, Just like we tell everybody. We are going to bring you in and we're gonna tell you and we're gonna walk this thing to spell it Wilson's office. So you get every bit every day. In jail that you deserve to have police say of fight happened near the stage before the shooting took place. Authorities have not released any information on the suspect. Dr Newsome with massive goals to win California off oil, including calling for an end oil production by 2045. But environmentalists want more action in the near term. There are waiting upcoming rules from the state oil and gas regulator that could require set distances between oil drilling in homes, schools and hospitals. Thea NYPD Saturday released a video and photos of someone wanted for defacing 65 vehicles, including 45. Last week alone. The NYPD on Saturday, releasing a video and photographs of the individual wanted for defacing 65 vehicles, including 45 last week alone, the suspect hitting various neighborhoods in the borough of Queens during four separate incidents, all within the 114th precinct that covers the story along Alan City, Woodside in Jackson Heights. Spray painting spree began on March 26 with the suspect striking two more times in mid day and then again on Saturday morning. The 22nd the NYPD is Crime Stoppers Hotline, hoping to get tips and helping them identify the spray painting bandit and catching up with him before he strikes again. That's Ted Linder reporting a new crime series with the British spin. Here's Michelle Pelino whiz double Pearl is a new crime serious set on a picturesque coastal town of Ken, England. Its stars carry godly men. Best known is Ricky Gervase is deceased wife and after life Element plays a woman who owns a local restaurant. The wisdom Bill Pearl, but also runs a detective agency on the side business that does that kind of thing. That detective agency think that deserves a patient looks when Pearl finds the body of a close friend washed up on shore. She suspects foul play. When the second body arrives, she teams with new arrival, London Chief Inspector Mike Maguire. To put her detective skills to work. The show debuts Monday on ACORN TV. Actor Kevin Spacey's booking his first movie role since facing a Syriza's of sexual assault allegations. ABC News says he's been casting an Italian film directed by Franco Nero. It'll be filmed in Italy, and it's unclear what role SpaceIy will play. The two time Oscar winner has faced several lawsuits over sexual assault allegations over the past few years. It was also charged in a claim in Massachusetts. That case was dismissed in 2019 from Kevin Spacey to poop. Why don't we do that? Duke University is developing a toilet. It keeps track of your bowel movements. I don't I don't need anyone or anything to do that. Here you go. The university's website says the Dukes smart toilet lab. Is aimed to leverage important health information instead of flushing it down the toilet research, Dr Sonya Greg Oh told the media. Several. She says the device would just require users toe flush. That's all you gotta do it well, then monitor for abnormalities in bowel movements, including the presence of blood. She noted. It could be especially useful for patients in long term care facilities. It's not a bad idea, Okay? I just don't want one in my house. Where my let me take that off my Christmas list. All right. Children in two years. Time is 5 16 hear the stories Trending in San Diego, a South Bay family asking for help in finding their 14 year old daughter. She disappeared Friday morning and more on our website on the morning news page of Cocoa Calm Phil Mickelson made history Sunday, becoming the oldest golfer. He's 50 to win the.
"first movie" Discussed on Talking Junk
"It was just heartbreaking. Hearing yourself talk as a man. As 'cause i won't there. It is my way through anything back then right and i was wrong and i was in my own way and i thought my teachers didn't know what they were talking about. And i'm trying to play sue. It was more. I've i'm trying to. I'm trying to figure out why this isn't happening for me. Because i'm putting in the work right and sometimes you know it takes years. Is this thing you you forget that. Sometimes you know mastery. Take years doing ask. Why doing the test. And i I would i look. I listened to my first voice over the everyday from a script and it was just cringe-worthy and but it was also inspirational. Because i was like wait a minute. Though i started understanding some of the things that they were trying to say to me because i've been an acting class and i didn't give up therefore i learned the language i didn't know the language back then right and that's what part of it is and once i learned the language i said i'm gonna do this over and when i did it over the mastery over my voice and i start looking like crazy. During the pandemic first movie april earn a pandemic right at the.
"first movie" Discussed on The Swearwolves
"Blood lake squirts everywhere because they cut her open for some reason. Massaging her heart. Is that what they were doing like. Why are the opening. her up. Like get west was going to massage her paddles out to bring her back but they did. Get the paddles out. I okay didn't work. So west was like cutter over any starts massaging her heart and then he's like i'm calling it. Blood was everywhere. It's that really wasn't the best thing to do. Takes her her head home. Yeah the detective gets like summoned by hills head because hills apparently got psychic abilities to communicate with the dead. I guess yeah. So he summons detective to be like his his boss and he carries them around like in the first movie where his body carried him around like. This is like the detective. Who's doing that and This is also like where some shit happens and they They make dr greaves so bat. Wings your head. We don't see until later but that's what happens. Yeah i just insinuated. He says scalpel like oh. They're doing some sort of surgery on. Yeah so they so those bat wings that bad that graves brought back onto the side of this dude's head and then francesca's kind of like weirded out by this whole thing because she's like cain your fucking insane You're you guys are nuts. I don't know she's like weirded out. Yeah but But she's always kind of like in the background and she's kind of like seeing what's going on a west and cain are back at the Back at their house in their laboratory and they bring this fucking. It's it's like. I say it's very much like bride of frankenstein like they bring her to life. Yeah they put megs heart in. Yeah but it's it's just a glorious head and then there's a bunch of random body parts. Sick franken hooker. Yeah and he's like saying like meg. We can basically bring her back to life and you'll have your again but it's like she won't look the same. It's just your heart agencies hideous like she stitch together different body parts of through body parts came from to like the legs of a ballerina or something like that. I don't remember all of it. Yeah it's weird and some dan at this point. It's still like yeah. Being dead person who west a package arrives and west opens it up and it's fucking hills head with bat wings and that happened is gonna shit zombies like break into the house all those like ones that That the doctor summoned. Yeah including the cops wife. Yup and west goes back down to the basement and the bride comes alive. yeah francesca. She escapes she's in the house. I think at this point. Yeah and When the bride wakes up it's very much like bride of frankenstein. And she got the twitchy movement. She's a really similar scene and then came like starts falling for right away. And francesca comes. She's like what the fuck are you doing. Business dead lady. She's like no you're not and then he's like. Oh yes ways. I get no. I'm not he realizes that that it's not make. Yeah it's it's a fucking real plus he flips on her immediately. Because i was like. Wow this this is really great. And then if the bride. And francesca fight in dan. Winds up defending francesca. Yeah and so then. The bride's like what do you want from me and then she nutmeg shit as she rips out the heart..
"first movie" Discussed on Adventures in Movies!
"Big thing people will be going out and seeing it so my first question do you guys is. When did you get tired of the saw franchise because everyone did and Do you want to see this one. Oh definitely want see. This isn't it was like chris. Rock is this is like totally and samuel. Come the fucker you know. This could be a great. Yeah i can't really I'll probably go see this. I'm i'm excited but your other question is probably like after the second one exactly the way like i super looking for like when i first heard rumors about i was like wow. That's an interesting choice for chris. Rock would yeah. I'd love to see it like i. totally down to the end of the second like the first movie i really really enjoyed. I loved it The second one is awful so bad. So i haven't i've only seen saw and i seem jigsaw wild so you've never seen any. Yeah so they went from the. I went to like the. Yeah really enjoyed. I enjoy jigsaw. I thought it was without female recipes. It was going back to its roots. Now they're kind of like as the series. It gets sugar as each episode goes by the. I think they're fun. You know there are good movies faulk. No they're they're bad movies but they're bad movies in the kind of like halloween night. You know leading into halloween. You can put on all of them kind of watch them throughout the day and you'd have a good time. Yeah it's The problem issue the the fun hour. You wanna put it is. They just have to keep topping themselves though the contraptions get more ridiculous. The story gets more ridiculous. Like the twists become you know more nonsensical let it's It was it was cool. That every every halloween weekend for a decade. I think they released a new. I mean that's pretty impressive whether you like the movies. They're not kinda.
"first movie" Discussed on Core Confidence Life
"So by the time I went to start my next movie. I got hip to finding you know more legit talent back. Bring bring things out. Remember the first movie. I have folks memorized stuff on the spot than i literally had. I mean no disrespect not nobody man but my first movie would consisted of a lot of crackheads though things if i may because of the simple fact i'll start now. I didn't have no money to pay nobody for some reason. You know everybody's you know. J. lo Everybody you know me denzel. So i had to work with what i had in the folks. That was down down to do it. So i just use what i got to make something. You know absolutely all right well you everyone starts wherever they start and then they move on from there so we have our earliest starts in a lot of different crafts. Were you know tough at rock bottom and you rise up from that try. Yeah that s cool. So what else do you do other than iraq and direct in acts. What else is on your plate. Miss the businessman man The mission is to eventually be like the open on my own. All like open own firm House nothing but great talent and be able to you know Off into the world at a bigger level. And you know. I feel like if i was young when i was younger. If we have more spots you know to to help direct it would. It would have been a lot easier man. You know I chose the Between me and you and the world. I guess a million times man. I i felt like i could have got a record deal But i just never wanted to be a puppet bro like Music for me was like my mom. My only same point so Just wanna no one to come in and tell me that i had to do this. I had to do that. So i chose the goethe's hard route but not to say that this is bad. You know it brings something out outta you know so i would like to have like a building of business where we're we're starving artist in india's calm and i really can direct them without the dick charge. If you wanna make any man wanna help you. They help from here is not always monetary. It don't have to be. I wanna be guided. The proved that nasty trying to help people coming up after you get the proper direction. The proper way to pursue their craft absolutely. What are some of your car projects. Mr mr. mr unknown.
"first movie" Discussed on Still Buffering
"There were always people in drama. Like that's not and there were the ones that took all the extra voice lessons and dan lessons and lecture pain ryan but they also like like they worked really hard at it and it was their thing and they didn't do. They didn't want to do it because they felt they deserved it because they cheated in or because they were rich or whatever they just worked really hard line. they're good yes not really bad and it's like well obviously you're really bad even though you spend a lot of time on its. He can't believe parts like they're both very talented. They need someone to help them. Choosing material. I would say yeah. They loved their culturally appropriate. Musical numbers. yes yes. They need someone to coach them. In what material they do but From a performance standpoint. They're both extremely talented in many ways. More talented than the to get the leads. I would say yeah. I would say it's unfair that kelsey rights and presumably musically directs the musical and gives troy gabriella like the songs and like helps them seeing them and shows them how to perform them. That seems a little unfair. But in her defense. Sharpei and sharpei brother ryan sorry they. They had their own musically musical arrangement. That's true wrong so they weren't respecting her vision. She wanted tempo and they're like no people will fall asleep. So you know that is true. Yeah that's true But they don't. I don't know i just looking back in the first movie especially sharp as the the mean girl get really she just like once. She worked hard for what she's gotten in is going to get the lead in the musical. This new girl shows about of normal and then she does mean things. I get it like. She gets called three scheduled to be right at the same time. Yeah i get while that happens. And that that's mean but her redemption is purely at during the final musical number. When she's like she comes up to gabrielle and she's like well i guess i'm going to be your understudy break a leg and then she's like. Oh no that's just what we say. Good luck in theatre. Which i guess means. We're fine now. Yeah i've i've gotten over it. I have instantly also if you ever did high school theater community theater. Is that how fast you get over it. When you don't get the lead you wanna ever get. Oh forty you never get over. No sydney still not over parts. And he's still not over his person out there. That city still has her eye off. Taylor tell me you got over all the parts you wanted. I think well no i ha- no because i bought out pretty early. I stopped doing theater when it was competitive and dramatic. That's why i went to stage crew. Because i was like i really like singing and performing but y'all are scary and this makes me feel bad so i'm going to do the thing that nobody challenges me for and i became the set lord..
"first movie" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Joined by Sonny Bunch, official movie critic and the Hugh Hewitt show. He comes in on Friday, especially when I'm completely dysfunctional after 3.5 hours on Skid Row yesterday, Sonny I don't even know what to ask you. I'm sort of still in a state of shock after spending yesterday and skid Row in L A. You ever been there? Uh, no. I always thought Skid Row was an invention of the movies. I I never really realized until recently until relatively recently that Skid row was an actual, like real place. It's 50 square blocks of l. A. The first kid. Rowe was in Seattle, and it got the name because it was at the bottom of the hill, and they used to roll the drunks down it. But Skid Row was designed by the city of Angels in the 18 nineties as a place to send Single men who were you know drunks, and it's become this complete, utter zombie apocalypse land. And I was there yesterday, but I die Aggress. Give me something to watch this weekend because I need to Well, you know, it's funny that you mention Skid Row's gonna start with a different movie, but I'll start with this one. Instead. Since you mentioned Skid Row, there's a movie out now called Bliss, which stars Owen Wilson is the one Wilson's first movie. Um, four years, I think Um Owen Wilson have kind of famously have some issues in recent years in the yet a drug problem. Um, he had a depression problem. You know, there. There there. Talk that he don't know that he's ever actually confirm this. But there was there was talk that he had attempted suicide. At one point, you know, not not that long ago, maybe five or six years back. Um But there's a movie out now called Blair so glitz stars Owen Wilson, it is and believe it on who now and who? Lewin Vo de. Uh, it's always hard to keep track of what what is where I have to search for everything. Yeah, Yeah, It's always such a such a pain. S O. This movie's called Bliss. It is. I'm sorry. It's on Amazon Sign Amazon Prime. That's right. It's on Amazon Prime. I remember now but so bliss stars Owen Wilson as a is a writer, no advertising executive businessman. Of some sort who is having trouble at work. He gets fired from his job. He accidentally, uh, hurts his boss. And in the process of fleeing from all of this, he comes across a woman who seems to have magical powers. She she's played by Salma Hayek in the film. Um and, uh He'd kind of hook up and get together and She convinces him that they live in essentially that they live in the Matrix. But they live in a projected reality a simulated reality and that they Uh, don't have to be responsible for the things that they do in this reality. Um, it is. It's a very strange movie. Um, it is like it's like The Matrix meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You're kind of, but it Z more romcom me than that, And it's it's kind of it's much more personal than that. And it's the reason I don't think this movie would work. I don't think this movie would work if it wasn't for the fact that we know a little bit about Owen Wilson's own issues. Because what the way the way you know she Kind of convinces him that again. He lives in the alternate reality and the way that they get these powers is by taking these Thies magical crystals now the obvious. Parallels. Here are drug addiction. I mean, he is he is essentially Playing a person who is in the midst of it. A drug induced psychotic break on Dwan of the one of the One of the sad or interesting things about this movie is that he has a daughter, who was trying to get him off of skid Row. I This is why he comes it. Skid Row Skid Row made me think of it. He is kind of living in a homeless encampment he is, you know, he's really down on his luck, but he doesn't even realize it because he thinks you know from from all of these magical crystals that he has been taking. He is convinced that he is You know, in a different alternate universe in a different reality that the rules of society do not apply to him. Um again. I don't know that this movie works. And if you have Amazon prime, you can watch it for free and determine for yourself. I mean, Wilson, so I'll do that and since it days It may explain some of the 66,000 people who are on the streets of L. A. Many tens of thousands of them are in skid row, and they're just disconnected from anything that's normal. Yeah. I mean it really again. The thing that comes to mind when I was the thing that came to mind when I was watching. This is drug addiction and schizophrenia. Atmore last. I mean, he He comes across as a literal schizophrenic. Somebody who is just completely detached from reality. He was imagining things who was dissociating from reality. Uh Well, I'm gonna watch that. Don't say anymore now will be a spoiler. But that's a good that got me hooked bliss. Amazon Prime Sonny Bunch of proved what's next. Uh, this is saying there is a movie. Uh, that is out now on who? Lou? Um, called the glitch in the Matrix, which is of it is a documentary about people who are convinced that we are living in a simulation, right? Like so this is the hole. Simulation theory that we we are actually a movie about the guy in the bubble, Jim Carrey. It's very It's very strange, and it's very unsettling. Frankly, I like I am. I'm a little bit nervous now, just walking around the streets smelling harmony. Actual people are having this sort of weird association and believe that we are living in a not reality, eh? So it is in this vein. I think they make a very interesting Kind of, you know, two films to put together with each other. I'm gonna write about both of them for my newsletter this week, but the S O. That's called a glitch in the matrix. So check out what I would say. Watch list first and then watch A glitch in the Matrix on de third option. If you're not really into either of those ideas, there's a third option for you. This is also on Hu Lu on. I believe it is on video D video on demand as well. Is Russia's entry into the Oscars. This year. It's movie called Dear Comrade. Um, it is about the 1962 massacre. Um, striking workers at the small industrial town of Nova, No vote tests. I don't know. No luck with that one. Yeah, it's Russian. It, Zus. It's a town in the US of our 1962. The workers don't want strike because the factory at which they work is cutting their wages. And because the party is raising prices on goodbye, all sorts of good note food, etcetera, etcetera. And when they go on, strike, the KGB rolls in and kills a bunch of them. And after this occurs, the KGB runs through town trying to silence everybody, essentially making everybody in the town sign pledges of Uh, not serious. Non disclosure agreement put it that way right in the back of the first of the state with a bullet in the back of the neck. Exactly. So the movie the movie focuses on a party apparatchik who works in the City Council called Her name is Luda. She? No. She's like a good, loyal communist, right. She believes in the party when when things aren't going quite as well as as everybody would hope she was, she says to herself, you know. Wow, This never happened when Stalin was in charge. Where? Why? Why do we have to put up with this? You know that? That's how good of a communist years she misses fallen on. Duh. The good old days of the Soviet Union..