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Texans Confirm Deshaun Watson Won't Play Week 3 Despite Tyrod Taylor Injury
"Stefania. Live update as the show started on tyrod taylor. Yes from our sara barshop who covers the texans and doesn't excellent job. We knew that he was forced out of the game with a left. Hamstring injury Apparently he has is undergoing an mri. He is considered data today with that hamstring So that leaves open the possibility of thursday night although that would be a very quick turnaround david kelly. Saying deshaun watson will not be active for thursday night so we know that for sure as davis meals on thursday night people. The newsradio davis mills will be starting for the panthers further Texans against the panthers on thursday. But i'm glad you said that's define a- matthew davis mistletoe. He looked. He looked like a rookie quarterback yesterday had a couple of throws that i was impressed by and the rap on davis mills for those who didn't follow the draft super closely. This guy at eleven starts during his career at stanford entered stanford though as one of the highest recruited players in the countries of five star the all everything quarterback injuries other veterans cage. Acosta was there for a while at stanford fairly talented guy. But this is a downgrade from tyrod.
Ohio State Buckeyes QB Quinn Ewers Has NIL Deal for $1.4 Million
"Quinn years yesterday signed with a marketing company. Think it is a three year deal. I think but it's one point. Four million so is african about a half a million a year and he doesn't have to fly around and do a bunch of commercials. he's also got he got sign. Autographs started you said again. Cj stroud he is a freshman. Okay so richard. Just as freshman has to be but he was on campus. Last year he was he was there last year. And look at it but this list. Just reheat away. They might not be listed the regardless. He's got two years to start if he holds a job. Which may mean when yours doesn't see the field for two years yet it's almost it's one point four million. He's gonna be a hell of a player they've got four guys were four or five star players in their meeting room. Yeah redshirt freshman. Cj is gonna start and you've already is the guy who's eighteen year old freshmen in in yours. Who should be a senior in high. School is making more than stroud is by a long
How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1
"Chaos in afghanistan upton as president biden withdrew military forces leading to a forceful takeover by the taliban today august seventeenth. We will dive into one of the greatest foreign policy. The buckles in modern history. Good afternoon. i'm meeting. Kim and this is the outspoken oma quote. Joe biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy national security issue over the past four decades and quote. Who said that not trump not a partisan congressmen or republican operative. That was robert gates. The former secretary of defense under president obama for three years and today as we see significant foreign policy the buckle unfolds in afghanistan that quote is once again reaffirmed now quickly dive into some basic background information as to what is transpiring in afghanistan back in mid april president biden announced immediate withdrawal all american troops from afghanistan by september eleventh. Twenty twenty one. Obviously september eleven was chosen dates because that was to recognize the anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks and which led to the immediate was occupation of afghanistan because at the time afghanistan was harboring osama bin laden on august fifteenth. The taliban took over the capital of kabul effectively toppling. Afghanistan's governments later afghan. President ghani fled the country right before taliban leadership storm the presidential palace and thousands of afghan citizens fled to kabul international airport to skip the taliban. Now while oldest was transpiring. President biden was in camp david and he was strong criticized because he didn't have a strong message or strong immediate message in response to all of this so he traveled back to washington. Dc to address the nation from the white house one of the biggest elements that he was criticized for in the speech was the blame game in which he played and one of the obviously notable people in which she blames forwarded the buckle in afghanistan was trump and sort of implied some blame to bush and obama. He said quote when i came into office. I inherited deal that president trump negotiated with taliban on the his agreement. Us forces would be out of afghanistan. May i twenty twenty one. Just a little over three months after i took office. Us forces had already drawn down during trump administration from roughly fifteen thousand five hundred american force to two thousand five hundred troops in country. The taliban was strongest militarily. Since two dozen one the choice i had to make as your president was added to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season and quote. And but if you actually look at the deal that trump's state department may with taliban it's not what biden actually described in his address at a nation. Mike pompeo who was secretary of state under president trump said in a recent interview that the deal of the taliban was strictly conditional which meant that deal was was strictly predicated on the taliban committing to a peaceful transfer of power in order for america to withdraw after that commitment to a peaceful transfer of power appel said in a recent interview quote we would have demanded the taliban actually deliver on the conditions that we let out in the agreement including the agreement to engage in meaningful power sharing agreement some that which we struggled to get them to do but made it clear it was going to be required before we completed requirements to fulfil foley withdrawal and unquote. And you know there are some criticisms of the deal. Mike pompeo made with the taliban. Obviously the taliban actually pursuing a peaceful transfer of power from the afghan government was not going to happen. I mean we actually thought. That was being overly idealistic. So people had that criticism upon pales deal but even if biden did not agree with the policy that trump's state departments made in efforts to come to some sort of consensus with the taliban he kind of reversed it. I mean he was president for seven months. Which meant that. He'd independence day department and independence defense department and he could have used his powers as the chief executive to to reverse a deal that the previous administration made i mean for his entire time as president of the united states reversed nearly every single policy. That trump did while he was president. So this is no exception. I mean he should own up to the flaws of the policies in which he tried to pursue in addition to to trump he also blamed the afghan military. He said quote. The truth is but this did on for the more quickly than we had anticipated. So what happened. Afghanistan political leader escape up and fled the country the afghan military collapse. Sometimes we're not trying to fight if anything developments at the past week reinforced the ending. Us military involvement in afghanistan. No was the right decision. American troops cannot ensure not be fighting a war and dying in award. Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves and quotes. This is honestly one of the most politically cynical things that i've ever heard biden say the afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. Fifty thousand afghan military soldiers died in darndest entire two decades of us occupation of afghanistan. And the reason why they cannot successively defend themselves against the taliban was because biden himself pulled out a contractors and basically destroyed the afghans dependency on us military which are obviously undermined the ability of afghan military to counter act opposing taliban forces. According to the wall street journal quote in the wake of president biden's withdrawal decision the us pulled its airports air support intelligence and contractors servicing afghanistan planes and helicopters. This meant that afghan military simply cannot operate anymore and quote. Admittedly afghan leadership was significantly underprepared in the wake of the draw because as by afghan officials did not believe america will draw however according to andrew watkins a senior analyst for afghanistan and at the international prizes group research advocacy organization. There was no evidence that the taliban significantly increased their manpower and argue. The only reason why there's summer offensive was successful was due to a lack of us. Air strikes which meant that biden's administration shorter significant blame for the dismantling of the afghan government. What biden actually expect to happen when he pulled the entire the tire. Us presence from afghanistan if the afghan military dependent so much on the us occupation of afghan for the viability of their own independent military force. Then of course when they pulled out of afghanistan. The afghan military by itself was not sufficient enough to defend against the taliban if you're pulling out intelligence contracts that were vital for the dependency of the afghan military than have military is expected to fall when the taliban was advancing to the nation's capital and one of the other things that addition to buy actually blaming everyone except for himself for the marco afghanistan biden also discussed casualties in the in the afghan occupation. He said quote. Lemme ask those who wanted to wanted us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more of american daughters and sons are willing to risk and quotes according to abc news. There's not been a single american combat death since february eighth twenty which was eighteen months ago. That's not to belittle the two thousand three hundred twelve american soldiers that lost life in afghanistan. But it is the suggests that thousands of stationed american soldiers in the lead up to the afghanistan pull out were not being bogged down by precipitous warfare in combat honestly by contrast more than fifty one thousand taliban fighters were killed by american armed forces which shows a major power imbalance in military superiority between taliban in american forces but aside from that by reportedly sent five thousand additional troops back in afghanistan to aid withdrawal despite his call for not putting sons and daughters at risk he just said that it was egregious to put american sons and daughters at risk for filled mission. So what is different about the five thousand additional troops. He sending back into afghanistan. Aren't those sons and daughters. Also at risk and to add insult injury tens of thousands of american citizens have been left behind it in afghanistan in the withdrawal according to the washington according to wall street journal an estimated ten thousand fifteen thousand new citizens remained in afghanistan so yes it is tragic. Every single american soldier died in. afghanistan is a tragedy. No one is disputing dance but suggests that afghanistan was a present danger to the current military soldiers. There from february twenty is simply not true and biden. Really closer to speech with i think when idiotic things that he said in his entire speech close with kohl's diplomacy he said quote. We will continue to support the afghan people we will lead before. Diplomacy or international influence in or humanitarian aid will continue to push for regional diplomacy and engaging prevent violence and instability will continue to speak out for the basic rights at the afghan people of women and girls just as we speak all around the world and quote and my question is just how. How can you negotiate with radical barbaric terrorist group that subject it's ethnic religious and gender minorities to brutal torture and murder. How can you negotiate with democratic for cystic regime. That is responsible for thousands of american lives. I mean honestly gonna ask nicely are gonna get on your knees and begged them to treat the afghanistan woman fairly. I mean i don't understand why biden continues to believe that's diplomacy instead of for actually using military forces is the correct way to go and this brings us back to. What was this for honestly at the end of the day with withdrawn. Us military forces from afghanistan he effectively reversed two decades of foreign policy and the initial mission of counter terrorism and preventing a staging ground for al-qaeda according to the pentagon united states government has been eighty three billion dollars in bolstering the afghanistan government and which is effectively gone to waste. I mean we spend easily billion dollars to bolster an afghan military but the afghan military is so reliance on the american forces to to help them to secure them. But when the american forces are removed from the afghan military to aid them than the billion dollar investment goes down the drain and now according to you defense and state department officials six billion dollars in military equipment including eight hundred fifty mine-resistant ambushed protected vehicles were abandoned in withdrawal which six billion dollars in. Us military equipment is now in the hands of taliban and other terrorist organizations additionally chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley addressed congressional leaders and said that they will move the terrorist threats in afghanistan from medium according to axios which meant that. Obviously you're going to see a rise in terrorism and afghanistan and now that the taliban effectively controls its governments and to add insult injury the inside reports that taliban militants released thousands of prisoners from afghan prisons with links to islamic jihadist groups and al qaeda. So what has changed in the past two decades. We've tried to counter terrorism. We tried to decrease the the influence of kind of effectively imprisoning or killing al qaeda militants. We tried to decrease the the power of the taliban and we tried to effectively counteract attacks by the islamic jihadist groups. But it seems to me after this withdrawal after the dust settled what is going to be. The state of afghanistan will be similar to the state of afghanistan when we first invaded and his brings me to a new york times article which discussed heavier mackey. Who was a former first class army. Special forces soldier with several afghanistan deployments and will shot twice and he said in an interview with the new york times quote. I sacrificed a lot. I saw death every day every year. And the guys. I soaked with new would probably come to an end like this. But the chaos and made his andre after everything we gave. I just wish that had been away to leave. With honor and quote for people like mackey. There is a question that rang in numerous veterans. What was it for the situation. Afghanistan has become similar to america. I evaded two decades ago. All the bloodshed in lives lost in pursuit of counter-terrorism only define the terrorism revitalize. This president has trade the continuing efforts of veterans and committed a damaging dereliction of duty as commander in chief of the armed forces is devastating. What is happening in afghanistan and we can only hope citizens in afghanistan. Remain safe in this critical juncture. All right before we signed off. I like to extend a special. Thank you to my uncle. Who has made this podcast possible and untitled one of my greatest supporters okay. Today's episode the spokane podcast. You could read articles on a variety of important topics at outspoken opa dot com and follow us on instagram twitter facebook and linked in. Also if you'd like to show want to support it. Please go vis a five star review on apple podcasts and listened to our other episodes wherever you hear your podcasts. I'm thinking in. This is the outspoken oba. The outspoken oboe. Podcast is hosted by ethan kim directed by luc him and added by actually awesome the podcast independent production by the elbow from above. 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Some Amazon Sellers Go to Great Lengths to Limit Negative Reviews
"You've ever bought anything on the internet you know how important reviews can be. They tell us if a product is good if it works as advertised. If it's worth the money your about to spend on it. That's why sellers on sites like amazon placed so much emphasis on getting positive five star reviews and some sellers. C. positive ratings is so important. They'll track down customers who leave negative ones to beg them or even pay them to take those reviews down joining us to discuss. This economy of amazon reviews is our personal tech columnist. Nicole new a nicole. Hi you've reported on. The economy of fake amazon reviews before. Tell us briefly. Why do some sellers do. This reviews are incredibly important. To sales and so sellers often Try to incentivize customers to leave very positive reviews. But as i found in my most recent reporting there also bribing customers to delete or change negative reviews too so is one bad review really detrimental to amazon sellers. One bad review. No but i think A number of recent bad reviews can significantly lower the average star rating and ever star rating can affect the position of that product in search results which directly affects sales. So yes about review does mean less sales less income in losing that search ranking which is very very important for sellers. Okay that's why. Now i wanna talk about how these sellers get customers to take down or change their reviews. Let's start with. How do they get in touch with the customers. Does amazon share their contact information. No amazon says that it does not share email. Information amazon does share if a seller needs to fill an order. Obviously your mailing address and your name and sometimes that information can be used with public databases to find your personal email address. But that's against amazon's terms of
'Jungle Cruise' Navigates Turning the Ride Into a Highly Enjoyable Trip
"To the movies. Next, Pirates of the Caribbean turned a theme park ride into a hit movie franchise. Disney is added again with Jungle Cruise Now in theaters and on Disney, plus and experience, riverboat captain takes a scientist and her brother on a dangerous ride down the Amazon River of all the jungle cruise as you could take. This one is the cheeks but also the most thrilling. It's the African Queen on steroids as Dwayne Johnson find swashbuckling chemistry with Emily Blunt, calling each other Skippy for skipper and pants for her part of feminism. Disney even wades into LGBTQ, plus waters with her brother with admirable matter of fact, this The villains are a little cliche with Jesse Plemons, stereotypical Nazi and BCG can kiss the door who feels derivative, Um, pirates of the Caribbean. Either way, This is a fun throwback adventure, like romancing the stone filled with puns in a beautiful CG setting sailing on an Amazon stream but streaming on Disney. Plus I'm wtlv film critic Jason rarely giving jungle cruise 3.5 out of five stars.
Professor Paul Kengor Writes a Remarkable Review of 'American Marxism'
"Professor. Paul Kengor is an expert on communism is an expert on the Cold War. He spent a lifetime studying this. He's from Grove City. And not at my request, he wrote a review that appeared today in the American Spectator, The American Spectator. Is an iconic Publication and our website. By one of the great Conservatives really in modern times. Bob. Terrible. And who has been so important in so many ways to so many people. I don't want to give you a taste of what Professor King, Gore said, given his unique position. And I Some of you believe me in some of you on but I'm not reading this for the praise. I'm reading it for the analysis, okay? Go to Amazon and type in Mark Levin, American Marxism and you'll find the number one best selling book in the country, with hundreds of reviews and mere weeks. Even more impressive. It's rated 4.9 out of five stars. Clearly something is up. It's not just Levine's name is platform as he raised his huge radio show his life, Liberty and Love, inch on the Fox News Channel or his previous best sellers. What's up is what Levin has tapped into with this particular book, American Marxism. What's up is unfortunately, American Marxism. This is not American Marxism in the form that this nation long ago dealt with. This is not the American Marxism of the past century in the style of the standard. Of the former standard bearers Gus Hall, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood 10 and so forth. No, that was really Soviet Marxism. Those guys and gals of Communist Party USA swore a literal loyalty oath to Stalin's
'American Marxism' Movement Alive and Well With Over 565,000 Copies Sold
"It appears. That in two weeks time I haven't even told Mr Producer, Mr Call screen of this. I don't believe In two weeks time. It appears that 565,000 copies of this book of soul, Mr And they're now putting over one million in print. Isn't that what Now what That means is There's a movement afoot. It's an amazing thing. How these fools on T V Pretend to be journalists. These fools. In our classrooms who pretend to be professors. And all the rest of them and their ilk. They look down at us. While they're propping up the truly stupid in America. And it it is you folks who read And I don't mean comic books. I mean, A real book, a serious book. Seven chapters. The first six chapters are scholarship. Explaining What we're up against and who they are and all the rest of it. The last chapter is about activism. So this is an extraordinarily unique book. It's not your typical book. It's a mixture of scholarship explanation. And activism. And I think that's part of the big appeal. And you can go on amazon dot com and you can read almost 2500. Maybe it's close to 3000 AL comments. It's five stars. Just so you know. In the second week alone. This book. Has been bought by more of you than bought liberty and tyranny in the first week. You believe that Mr It is
Thank You for Making 'American Marxism' #1 on Amazon
"I really feel like we're a big family here that we have our National meeting here. Every weekday evening. I really do feel that attachment to you. I can't reach out obviously and speak to each one of you. I take a little while, you know. But I can hear you. I can see you. In so many ways. In so many ways. I'm attentive to this. I mean, the fact that we're number one on Amazon right now beating out this trump hating book that is you. The fact that we have 1200 give or take comments already. On amazon dot com and five stars. That's you. The fact that we sold out the Reagan library. And I'm going to see so many of you there, which is a great honor of mine. And I want to tell you another little sacred. I pressed hard. For at least two other retail outlets to allow us to do an in person signing. And they would not allow it. We don't need to hide from anyone or anything. I mean the nation's functioning now. But they would not allow you believe that Mr Producer The Reagan library did Cause they have a tremendous executive director and staff over there that I really, really love. They are great people. They built a wonderful library. They're following Millions and millions of you just fantastic. John High. Bush. Melissa. I shouldn't have started this so many. We are just fantastic. I don't know what we would do without them. I don't know what I would do without
How Are the Olympic Games Financed?
"Is dylan. In tokyo japan where it seems like the twenty twenty tokyo olympics are happening after all i had read. That cancelling games this year would have made the international olympic committee lose out on seventy five percent of its four year revenue cycle. But as i sit here waiting for my first dose of the covid vaccine while watching i ac- executives arrive at their five star hotel. I can't help but wonder where does this money go. I hear it mostly comes in from broadcasting licenses but how's it spent. I can't imagine a cancellation. This year would have caused bankruptcy and cancellation of future olympics. Thanks for making smart cool at that. Question comes from tokyo by the way i'm saying. Yeah but i mean. Japan has one of the larger proportions of older residents in the world. And as in a the group most vulnerable to covid and still a pretty low vaccination rates. I mean scary times to have people coming in from all over especially a lot of countries that also have pretty low vaccination rates Yeah bad news. But i guess to answer the question. Where does the money go. I mean if you believe. The international olympic committee they say. Ten percent goes to operations at employee salaries and benefits and that the other ninety percent goes to the games and athlete developments development. That's like scholarships and training facilities and all those things. I have skepticism in my voice because decades of corruption scandals with the olympic committees. And it's unregulated. It's its own thing not accountable to anybody. So yeah
Business Reputation Hackers Secrets With Objection Co. Founder Curtis Boyd
"Talk to me about some of the reputation. Hackers secrets our people building managing and monitoring their reputation. There's kind of two angles at this reputation hacker stuff the first is for building reputations positively even though all synthetic and fake at the end of the day it's positive businesses essentially saying. Hey i'm having a hard time. Getting my customers write reviews normally s because of the lack of intention about providing an amazing experience honestly like businesses. Who are really shelling out. Amazing experiences have no problem generating tons of reviews so for those companies who just don't wanna muster the reputation. Fortitude really are being intentional about providing amazing customer experience. They'd rather spend a few hundred bucks online and go buy some reviews and compete in the marketplace unfortunately more and more people who sell fake reviews. They're starting the sell one-star reviews for competitors. So when you place in order for twenty or thirty positive five star reviews. They're gonna start saying. Hey how about one or two or three negative one star reviews for your competitors in your local market on. We add that to the menu and they found out that they could actually charge a lot more for it so they only charge ten to fifteen bucks for a fake google review since i left. Check yesterday on twenty different sites. They're charging fifty to one hundred dollars for a one star review for your competitors because that's the equivalent of five negative reviews right if when you give it one star. You're taken off a star from four other reviews and anything under five stars looks bad. It's actually eleven to one. So for every one star review get e need eleven. Good wants to mitigate that damage all right so the bad guys the guys that are selling the reviews the synthetic content creators. they're charging a premium to help. You denigrated your competition. That's one secret a dirty one. Also not very good for karma. What are some of the other reputation. Secrets reputation hacker secrets. Well there's a lot of clicking going on just as you said like in podcast yesterday like you can enhance your rating by getting downloads. Because that shows engagement that shows interest the same thing is happening and local listings where people will sell packages that include like synthetic clicks and synthetic traffic to try and drive more engagement on even listing sites like google to try to push people up and it's more benign than fake reviews itself. But it's still interesting to see people offering these tertiary services to try and manipulate these search engines in their algorithms to say. Hey these guys are more relevant and these guys are maybe a better fit for what you're searching
Jalen Green Is a Lock to Go in the Top Four
"We turn our attention to another consensus top five. Pick former or five star prospect. Jalen green he was actually ranked second in the class of two thousand twenty. Twenty two twenty four seven sports. He's a six foot six hundred seventy eight pound nineteen year old guard from california who skipped college to play for the g. league night price of five hundred thousand dollars. He averaged seventeen point. Nine point four point one rebounds and two point eight assists in thirty two minutes per game shop forty six point one percent from field on thirteen point six tips per game. He shot thirty six point. Five percent from three on five point seven tenths per game. He was the team's leading score in best three point shooter. I've seen him as high as third in some drafts. I haven't gone forth behind k. cunningham. Jalen son evan. What more can you tell us well. Yeah he's shot. Fifty five percent from two thirty six point. Thirty six percent from three point range and sixteen games at that g. league ignite level. He does have you know yes. What more can i tell you for. Most people listening there is the allure somewhat of the unknown here. I mean only the diehard diehard nba draft have been keeping consistent tabs on jalen green whereas if he had gone to college he would quite clearly be known commodity. He would most certainly play for bruce. Pearl at auburn. Had onto college. And that would. Certainly things would have gone different. I think for the tigers last season if that had been the case green himself by the way tweeted back in may he tweeted and then subsequently deleted. Because this isn't exactly the greatest endorsement for the daily. He said i know for a fact. If i would have gone to college it would have been a different talk about. Who's going number one. He might well be right. But that's the that's the that's the status of the g. league ignite program at this point and that's to be expected by the way. But hey listen you're not gonna go number one because you didn't go to college but he got paid five hundred thousand dollars and you're going to go second third or fourth and i think that's a trade off the quite clearly jalen is comfortable with
Matt, Ryan Bewley First High School Juniors to Join Overtime Elite League
"The news of the day involves a pair of class of two thousand twenty three prospects who are skipping the final two years of high school and forgoing their college ability to join the overtime elite league. The players. the names are matt. Ryan bouli twins. Now i'm assuming muslims people are unfamiliar and not many keep up with high school sophomores but matt is a six nine forward ranked second the class of two thousand and twenty three according to twenty four seven sports ryan also a six nine four sixteen in the class of two thousand and twenty three. Espn's adrian woes. Hausky is reporting that each player is signing a two year deal worth seven figures which means they're gonna spend their junior and senior years of high school making a million dollars each minimum so for a while. now we've had professional leagues outside of this country places like australia. Italy china luring leap prospects away from college then last year the g. league ignite program was created in its secured commitments from projected by picks jalen green and john kameda among others. Now there's a new league overtime elite which describes itself as a transformative new league that offers the world's most talented young basketball players. What it claims is a better pathway to becoming professional athletes the league which by the way it's financially backed by among others. Jeff bezos drake kevin durant carmelo anthony. It's gonna offer year. Round development program in an academic program can be based in atlanta and it will feature up to thirty high school juniors and seniors each year. They're gonna play against each other and against external competition in each player will be guaranteed a minimum salary of one hundred thousand dollars and also be allowed to earn revenue from use of their name image and likeness. They'll get full healthcare coverage disability. Insurance everything you would expect so this is a very real thing and the first two high school players to join it. Our pair five-star twins from florida
With ‘The Underground Railroad,’ Barry Jenkins looks squarely at Black trauma
"Underground railroad was a network of abolitionists routes to free slaves. But what if it was an actual railroad with a train chugging toward freedom? That's the premise of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, now adapted by Barry Jenkins into a 10 episode miniseries. This isn't a straightforward, inspirational narrative like Harriet. This combines the brutality of roots with the social commentary of watchman and a hint of magical realism like the Polaroids. Press to some ADO is empathetic as the lead Joe Edger tennis sinister as the villain, slave catcher and child star chased Dillon is his precocious psychic. I still have eight episodes to go. But judging by the first two were in for a powerful train ride by a master conductor. I'm Toby Toby film critic Jason Fraley, giving the underground railroad for five stars. So far, dolphin
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Sometimes Something Is Worse Than Nothing
"Is better than nothing. Anything is better than nothing or so. The story goes but on heater core. Nonsense and gibberish on that one. And don't get me wrong. I totally agree with the sentiment. The intent is give it a try. Have a crack drew do something try anything rather than just do nothing. But when the finished product of your attempt of you're trying turns out to be rubbish. Then don't release it to the world. Don't publish launch it. Because in doing that what you're saying to the world is i'm okay with this. I'm okay with rubbish. I m okay with this sub-standard product and a case in point. Every morning. i walk past the conference lobby of a five star luxury hotel. And it's all glass at the front so you can see inside and recently. They've been working on upgrading their digital signboard. And what they've done is they've made it about twenty five or thirty percent wider than it was before and a few days ago they finish the job pulled down. All the hoarding turned on the screen. But they've used graphics from before they've used the graphics and images that were formatted for a smaller screen. And so what happens now on the biggest green all those images are distorted and out of proportion and somebody has still decided that something is better than nothing better that we put something up there rather than put nothing up there. And i would argue that. That's not correct. They would have been much better off. Turn the screen off. We're taking down those graphics and having nothing out there rather than having shop they rather than having that sub-standard result because it certainly doesn't look luxury certainly doesn't look five star but somebody has decided something is better than nothing and i would argue that sometimes. Somethings actually worse than nothing.
Design - Improve your communication
"But year eleven. I didn't bring my books to school. Lack my designed books and just doing all let harm but it's so helpful getting other peoples advise and it makes you feel a lot more confident. I was very much to shy away and hide my way. I can hide everything and then just have the load on myself and stress about it but it's so beneficial to live talk and like show people what you're struggling with and really rage out. And that's something. I learned throughout you twelve and i benefited from it. Soy madge which was right. So yeah it helped me with my procrastination a lot because i was more upfront and like taking our initiative of it like i was like i haven't done this yet i don't know what to do. I'm stressing out a bit. And i'm kind of falling behind. And then they would like accommodate man. Help me which was so great. Because
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S6 E7 - How YOU can build resilience in the face of chronic conditions
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers looking frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of what can sometimes be well just some craziness that is post military life so you can do more than survive. You can thrive my name. Is aaron perkins. I'm us army. Combat veteran husband. Who beautiful wife daddy to two amazing kiddos and the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the process of rediscovering purpose in your post military life sue. You can thrive so the questions we talk about on the show you know. A lot of them are direct questions. You know how to use eleven gi bill. What's new for veterans. twenty one. Those are just a couple of things we talked about in the season. This is a season six episode. Seven and we're tackling a tough question today and there's no single answer to that's the toughest part about this question so before we dive into the question. I want you to think of math equations for minute. Just really simple ones. Two plus two. What's two plus two. It's four right so very simple. Very easy math equation vice. What's tuplice to. You're always going to say you're always going to know. Won't let's four but if i say what math equations when you finish them we'll have four as that end number and be like man. I don't know that's almost an unlimited number of answers. What's the same thing today. Because today's question is surrounding how you build resilience when a family member has a chronic condition and there was a virtually unlimited number of answers to this question. But i'm going to do my best to unpack those and there's a lot to unpack here so let's get started so my son. Christopher was born in two thousand eight and he had a kidney disease and still. Has this kidney disease to this day and We knew that he had some problems with his kidneys. Because they found the these problems on an ultrasound. When i was in iraq and my wife was still in germany and The the did the ultrasounds that hey you know what we recommend you go ahead and head back to the states because you know you can get you can get better medical care there in the states and so my wife moved back what she thought was temporarily and ended up being a permanent move I- redeployed early on and a compassionate reassignment and Got to fort knox kentucky which was the closest. Us army post Where to where. My son was getting his medical care and for the first couple years of his life he went through. Thing was eleven or twelve operations and Numerous other procedures to get these kidneys fixed. Now today. it's amazing it. You would never know. A single thing was wrong within the last couple of times. He's gone to the kidney. Specialists are like look his kidney. Function is great. He's doing very very well. And so that was a trial by fire so to speak. That was kind of like. Hey this this is A method i guess. A real world Test to see if you. Aaron are resilient and so. I learned a lot about resilience just in that experience. You know because again this is not just a flash in the pan you know Something one thing happened and then we had to deal with that. You know a broken limb or you know an accident or something like that. It was a chronic condition and again still is to this day but i learned a lot about resilience through dealing with my son's challenges with that disease and if you think back to military life right and this is army specifically i have to expect that all the services are like this but they build resilience in to the training plan. You know and as important as that is personal resilience all together now the past two months. I'll be honest with you. Guys have been absolutely brutal. They've been crazy because not only does my son have a kidney disease but my wife has chronic conditions as well so the past couple of months. My wife and i got her permission to tell some of her story. Her story is man. If if you ever meet my wife asked her to tell you her story because it is absolutely jaw dropping. How she is where she is today. You know based on where she came from and an all the the difficulties she came through to become the woman she is today but just in these past couple of months We experienced quite the scare and that scare It it seemed like it was cancer. Just be honest so for A while we were getting tests and then waiting for more tests and we got those tests and We said okay well. We're just going to get through this. You know no matter what happens. We're we're in this together and we're gonna stick together through this well. My wife goes to get a biopsy and she gets this biopsy. She's in recovery. The biopsy went fine. It was painful but it went fine. nothing was unexpected But it went fine while she was in recovery and this recovery was just a quick recovery. Just a few hours. She had what is called a ti or a mini stroke. And so we're like. oh my goodness how. In the world number-one how in the world is this happened number. Two how do we deal with this now. You know this is. This seems so much more serious than what it The what started out to be. We thought it was going into get a biopsy and and now here you've got to stay in the hospital. You've gotta be admitted well actually admitted to one hospital then transferred to another because at first hospital was too small and they didn't have the right doctors. There had to be transferred to another hospital and then finally a few days later she gets out. She's getting slowly better. But we still don't have those answers right. Don't have the answers in the biopsy because it takes a week or more to come back and you know she finally gets these answers and they're like yeah. Well we really don't know what it is. We really don't know what it is. It's not cancer. But we're not sure. And so they said. Well we want to send you to an autoimmune specialist and and those Those doctors are are booked up forever and well we can get you. Maybe like june july and so here we are still waiting on those answers and obviously all of this is stressing her out now. Little bit about that mini stroke just answered stress for her brings about these These symptoms where It stress basically over stresses her brain and she ended up needing to quit her job. And you talk about frustrating. And i don't mean frustrating like all you can't work anymore but she was super frustrated at like me. Why in the world is this happening. And and you know. What can i do to help and to build that resilience right but this is. This is not a story about my son. This is not a story about my wife specifically. Today's show is all about building that resilience when your family member has a chronic condition. And so i'll just tell you over. This was going with my wife. I stopped everything i could. You know some of you may have seen an email from said. Hey sorry. Our live mental health event An open dialogue mental health is going to be cancelled if your sponsor for the event. You've already paid. You know we're going to refund your money Which which already did. But there were so many things that i was doing that having a hand in that i said you know what i've just gonna stop doing those things and focus on what matters most right now focus and for me. That's my family. And and i think that is a key element to resilience is focusing on what you need to focus on and again. I know that sounds vague. Right but what is it that you personally need to focus on. Because i can't tell you what you should focus on. I can't tell you that. I wish i could but unfortunately i can't at so. I resigned my position from a nonprofit board Alabama veteran here in here in obviously alabama But also got some help from facebook in preparation In preparation for this episode and Some of you responded and told me how you build resilience in your own personal life. And i want to go through some of those responses real quick and then i'll dive into the five science backed strategies to build resilience but on facebook right. You know one of my friends. He said it. Because i asked i said look. I'm news and helping an oak upcoming podcasts. What are your go-to strategies for building resilience in your personal life and one of my friends. He's kind of a kind of a jokester but he says he says avoiding people and puts us little laughing face or winking face at the end of the comment but the the fact is sometimes that is the to do to help you build resilience and focus on what matters most to you another person. I and i love this. She said it's all about the thought life. It's about your mindset and and she also she said. I'm practicing telling myself no just to exercise that muscle while you know what that's not a bad idea and so there was a number of really good comments here but a couple of them Not a couple of them. I should say a couple of themes came out number. One was faith how my friends saying you know what. I'm learning to do what i've needed to do for years. And that's focus on my faith. You know my faith pushes me past that present crisis or would i'm perceiving as a crisis right you know made. My faith is reading and prayer. And you guys know if if you've listened to this podcast before that you know. This isn't absolutely faith-based podcasts. You know and and my my faith is that of christianity of following jesus But faith has been incredibly important for those seeking to build resilience in a personal lives and Additionally is time for self reflection so one thing is faith is the one theme that came out in the second was self reflection scheduled time for relaxation. And so using those hobbies or those Chill lacks kinda relaxing moments and building those in to your everyday life so that you can handle those stressors right And i wanna mention one of the thing this was. This was a a another theme. That that i know i said only two. There's actually three themes that came out and that's relationships. Relationships are so critically important and one guy actually When my friends here in the area said whoa to him and this is a scripture verse. Actually he's fourteen. He says woe to him who was alone when he falls and doesn't have another lift him up because look lifestyle right. It's really really tough. And the truth is we can't do it by ourselves. We weren't meant to we weren't designed to So it's really really important to have those people in our lives to help us when we can't help ourselves so having those strong relationships around us In a one one other one other comment. I wanna to point out before you get to the five science back strategies for building resilience practice resilience by practicing being resilient each time. Something happens to us. We need to put that in her memory so next time that happens to us even if even if it never happens again we we have that memory of what we did as we figured out you know kind of how to go through that process the first time now. What does that have to do. With a chronic condition you a family member having a chronic condition. All those things apply. They apply directly. Okay so five. Science back strategies to build resilience and this will take just a few minutes number one change the narrative. So look when something bad happens whether it's a single event or a long term Kind of episode right. We often relive the event over and over in our heads and it's called ruminating rehashing the pain and and it it's like we're spinning our wheels. Basically you know There's a study. Said you know what maybe try expressive writing. You know to try gaining some new insights into the challenges in your lives. You know there are a few different ways. You can manage that but that you can change the narrative But one of the one of the ways is to reframe it in another Another perspective or another light. How do you that a one of the things you can do is talk to those in your life that you have those strong relationships with another reason why relationships are so incredibly important. That's the first one number to face your fears. Sure like man. I don't know what's going to happen. In my spouse's life from my child's life because of this chronic condition face it running away is not going to help and when i say face it i i don't mean just dive headlong into a by yourself and tackle it all alone. Another reason why those relationships are so important. So even if you know it's your spouse that's going through something being able to talk to someone else about it about what's going on in your life and how you were feeling is so incredibly valuable. You can't even put a number on it so number one going to change the narrative number to face your fears and face those fears with someone else number three and i'm gonna put this link. This is a great article will put this link in the show notes. You can check out this entire article yourself but practice self compassion. Think of it. Think of what. You're going through right now and think of that in someone else's perspective like if someone else had the same challenges you were having right. Now maybe your child is a chronic condition or your parent or your spouse and they came to you and said hey i. I'm having this problem you know. My wife had a cancer scare. She had many stroke and then We sort of know what's going on. Oh gosh i i don't know what to do. What would you do. Chances are you would be compassionate with them and we know fear versity they can make us feel really alone and we wonder why were the only ones feeling this way and what exactly is wrong with us and check chances are. There's nothing wrong with us at all. You know the there's this real problem with And with i within the veteran community that we all seem to think we're alone and the truth is were not and another reason why you need those strong relationships so you can remember. Hey i'm not alone this but practice self compassion be compassionate to yourself number four meditate and. I know that meditation sometimes gets a bad rap. But i will say. I've tried it myself meditation. Mindfulness and it is a wonderful stress. Reliever i will let you do your own research on that. But there is such value in meditation number. Five and this one is critically important. Cultivate forgiveness. And here's the thing. When it comes to a chronic condition of family member whether that's your spouse or child or your parent or or sibling you can sometimes get this. You can get mad right. And what is there to be mad at. Who is there to be mad at. Well you know you can be that nature you can be mad at god. You can be frustrated but holding a grudge is only going to hold you back. And and that expands far beyond just the Know caught debating forgiveness for forgiveness. Sake right extends will beyond that in well beyond the chronicle condition idea and goes further into your entire life because my pastor says it like this he says holding a grudge against someone is like setting yourself on fire and hoping. The other person dies from smoke inhalation. I know sometimes we feel like man. I've got to hold on to this grudge. I'm not going to forgive but cultivate forgiveness. And there's an entire chapter dedicated to forgiveness in the resolve book. And so i love you to check that out Head over to kurds fight again. Dot com click on. Get the book and you can find out more about forgiveness what that looks like. In the veteran's life look stress and struggles come in many forms in life adversity trauma. Fear shame betrayal of trust. Look there's a lot of things you can do though that can help you learn to cultivate forgiveness so those five science backs strategies to build resilience number one change the narrative face your fears in practice. Self compassion go easier self number four meditate again. You do your own homework. Do your own research there. Maybe it works for you. Maybe it doesn't. But i know in my own life it has helped kaminsky and number five avait forgiveness l look. I know we have a lot of questions. We all have a lot of questions in our lives but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ while i hope this episode has helped. I'd definitely hope that you've gotten something out of it. If you have would you go to. I tunes and leave us a five star review. That would be amazing. And if you if you didn't like the episode and you're like hey. I learned something. Would you please go leave five star review. Those reviews actually helped so much. If you're like you know what. I'll leave review but maybe not five stars both. We'd like to hear those two so again. If you have any questions for us at all that you would like us to address here own the show. Send us a message podcasts. At courage to fight again dot com. And like i said at the beginning of the show. If it's on your mind it's worth exploring. Well thank you so much for listening. I'll see you next time We served now. 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"Maybe on tiktok but any sort of broad advice you may have for him as his campaign looks to position him and his brand for his third election sometime this year or next year. My advice to all three is is basically the same as see when you're gonna take throw -til and sing too. Which is you. I need to define your accessible voter universe so not the people who always love you and not the people who always hit you with the people who you could persuade to vote for you or you may fail to persuade. That group is all that matters. And you've got to kind of cast the other two cy. You've then got a look at all of that work recommended you do on brand ahead of time and you've got to narrow in on that persuadable audience and say what are they looking for in a brand. And that's that's really what you've got to focus on. When i say what does the public wanted a leader because ultimately that is the public you were playing for. It's a much smaller subset of the population that absolutely everybody can ask clarifying question on that particular. Actually which is. When do you have to lock that. In what people want is that something you can have in real time that you're not saying responding to in terms of what people want. But but how do you lock that in and make a decision that saying okay. I think we've got a good sense of what people want. Is it six months before. Is there a timeline that you kind of lock it in or grapple with that. I'm curious that work never ends. You should be doing network in an ongoing basis watching how your brand evolves and you should be willing to adjust if if that makes sense now obviously the closer you get to an election. The more collateral that's built the more. The platform is constructed. You've got to consider that change costs there but you also need to know that if the if even if it's incredibly difficult for you to do but it's an absolute mandatory because of the way things have changed when you start tracking all of the your brand the reaction to the brand the environment overall the reaction to your opponents. Sometimes you've gotta make that hard pivot at the last minute. It's very uncomfortable but sale. Avi so assuming that you have looked at what people think of. You looked at what people think of. Your opponents looked at the environment overall. Come up with a group of people who you think you can be person four and then you say where do they live. Are they on twitter. Are they on tiktok. Are they getting all of their news from the newspaper. Are they getting all of their news from leaflets. That show up in their mailbox because they couldn't be fucked otherwise the care about politics. Whatever the answer is that's where you are and that's it. It's not hard. It's hard actually to stick to it but it's not hard to conceptualize or do carter same question for you. I i might just add to corey point package all three leaders together. If you've got standard advice top line advice that may apply to all three or then maybe more specific new advice to one or two of them. If you've got that as well corey's question but where does the audience live. Where's the audience. Got to get their information from. That is fantastic. That's and that is the open question for me. I actually don't know the answer to that right now because there seems to be a very huge sub sag segment of the population. That isn't getting their information from sources that we can track at all right like they may answer surveys that they're getting their information from From facebook they're getting their information on television..
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"Have a clue if clubhouse is going to turn into anything tiktok look like a pretty wild bet a while ago. The fact that is a thing is hilarious. It started as an app. not even named tiktok. that was people lip synching to music musically. Proprietor for i was yeah. Yeah yeah so yeah. We're we're in an environment where y- that's putting a chip on the board but the board is is it relent wheel and you're you're picking a number from one to thirty six and that doesn't always seem very smart. I'm gonna ask you guys some. You know advice for each of the three leaders in a moment. But i want to try to get a few political tactic questions. Out of the way. Stephen carter one of the big questions that i always get when when i have people asking me for advice. If they're running a campaign for a candidate is can staff manage platforms or delete. And i'm curious. The rules have been written on this. But they're flexible right and like in a two thousand and twenty one world. If the account is in the name of the person should they be running it or is it okay for staff to run it. Do you feel like the rules have changed. That's my first question. I wanna post both of you. Yeah i think the rules have changed. I think the rules have changed because of advertising so for example. Facebook facebook especially as an advertising vehicle for campaigns. The the stuff that goes up there. You know there's much less interaction that's not managed by staff. I mean comment comment fields. It's just such a fucking cesspool. No one's no one's really. You have to be part of your little group to get positive stuff. So facebook. I think is managed by staff a lot i think instagram is managed by staff sometimes but the better accounts are managed by the individual. I think twitter is managed by the individual because it is so reactionary and it is so dangerous You definitely don't want to be the staffer who who posts my life. I just hit all the who was that one fucked my life david swann. That was There was a blizzard in edmonton or something. Like that and david. Swann was the leader of the liberals who were the official opposition at the time and his. Ea woke up looked outside the very reasonable reaction of. Oh my god look at this. Took a picture with fm l. david. Swann even know what fm l. was and there was so much chatter though if people being thinking david. Swann was really cool. Apologize profusely. I think that twitter's risky and so because of that..
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"Other two questions or else you'll find partisans just trying to align their answers altogether and then ultimately do some focus groups especially useful to do focus groups if you're candidates not particularly well known because you can start to probe on things and ask about opinions that are there or not there but ultimately out of all of this saying what you were trying to do. Is you're going to try to find the thing. The public cares about that. You do better than the other guy. And ideally that your opponent is weak on as well because that's the way you can set up quite a good contrast but you'd have to be careful not to jump into something that you do well but your opponent does better. You have to be careful not to jump into something you do well but the public doesn't give a shit about and by having all of that information at hand it allows you to have the informed conversation that you can then drive further into focus groups testing these things out. Further focus groups further polling excellent. Answer i love where you were with the with the three buckets can we talk about platforms a bit more as we can extend beyond that. Because i think there's some interesting questions that that kind of emerged with that you know in carter. One question i have for you is relating to notches. Branding yourself. But branding yourself. When you're already kind of known like two coreys principles how do you if you're justin trudeau heading into your third election cycle. Consider your political brand can. Is there any way you can move it. Is there any way you can shift it or are you just doing small iterative tweaks to to what the canadian public already knows about you like if there's new platforms developed or new message opportunities. How do you take advantage of them. Do have to rebrand. I'm trying to understand what this exercise may look like for a brand that we know trudeau versus up to brands. That we kinda don't know even meet has a cycle last round. He's still having much more flexibility. And i'd say o'toole has got the greatest amount of flexibility to his to his advantage. So i want to talk about what the differences in those two you know. Streams looks like between an established brand what they can do and how they can pivot and leverage some of these platforms and opportunities versus. Let's say less established brands like sing. O tool yeah. I think that the it's a point of emphasis right. You can't change. I mean if you're going to be authentic you can't change who you are you can change you know What is emphasized so for example trudeau I think it's well within his brand Spectrum to suggest that he's carrying right that he cares about canadians and you can emphasize that That part of the discussion..
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"Move past. don't give anything back. Don't admit mistake and everything will be fine. So i now ask every question risking pissing off corey but it's literally enjoying little italy at the segments title which is great carter. What should you're seeing these these numbers on board. You're seeing the vaccines come online. What should our friends in the conservative party. Consider doing right now. Step back leave it aside move on. Well no i think they still have to prepare for their election I would move to the economy as soon as people start to feel like. The vaccination issues is Going to be solved. And the and the pandemic is going to be solved We're going to move to needing to address. The high unemployment levels the economic uncertainty of individual families and the overall economy. And i think that those are all things it play really well for the conservatives in fact far better than bitching and moaning about vaccine distribution at same. Not same question to you. But i wanna talk to you about The trudeau government here. Because we've always talked about their issues management risk that they constantly have they take the victory lap before the races even done. There seems to be an element of that. Which is perhaps the reason why i keep bringing this topic up is not necessarily to track vaccine numbers but to track the political promise versus the political reality in this case. It seems like a good news story with one. Vaccine approved a second one perhaps coming online. Any advice you'd have to the trudeau government around their victory lap or how they message around the vaccination schedules and the vaccination timelines going forward knowing that it's probably better news than it looked even based on their their promise. Scheduled for march and september. Don't take a victory lap and if you're the conservatives don't don't let them take a victory lap in fact that's where trudeau is most vulnerable because we are still behind. We are still well back in the list of countries in terms of vaccination rates here..
"five star" Discussed on The Strategists
"I'll just jump in before i let you speak overly long and drawn out. Senseless blathering was literally the premise of the show we began. Yeah and i think we've held consistently so your take i mean he's he nailed it. In fact i didn't i didn't corey. Take the l sat. once this rounding himself up to lawyer is exactly on brown. Brian me to be fair. They absolutely nailed my sentiments about this show so exactly convinced that it's not actually corey. Who's done this misunderstanding. Five source star staff strategy. He chose one start thinking he was actually giving a fight. Thank you got some senses blathering. He wants to interject with god. Thank you know me well enough to know. I would never put two spaces after period. This is that's the only reason. I think it's not him interesting. That's very interesting. I love this level of you know. We started off with the ambition to political podcast last week. We did a tight two minutes on butter this. We're doing some really interest forensic analysis on writing style and pattern here. I really liked this. Carter carter i need to ask you. They have given us one star. What are we giving the review. Oh it's a It's an f. Total fail go. Fuck yourself how this comes out in my mouth. You know like you. Hey i don't come to your workplace and your work. You might make probably like she she or he is probably like been fired from the law firm that they work at all they can do. Is this an old episodes of the strategists back to back to back fuck. You didn't talk to each yourself. Pardon me then you say you listen to three episodes today. I was actually talking to myself. Drunken as jesus christ carter. I give it five stars. I think this is excellent. I always appreciate a good sentence with double spacing. I appreciate that. They've nailed our brand. I just i just think they get it and they get us too bad here. She's not listening anymore. Because i feel like this section. I feel like while the strategy of the podcast in their mind was was low. The execution of what we wanted to do. We're killing and so thank you to all our listeners. Even the ones who who have left us let's move on to our next segment our next segment. Of course the check into piss off corey carter. We are talking about flaxseeds. This is the basic corey said to of course it does boldfaced text messages. He increased the size of his. I message fond just to make sure. I don't even know how you do that but he did. I don't know how he doesn't. He's amazing he's figured out a way. He's a loyal to me. We know we know vaccine here. We go do it. Stephen carter astrazeneca vaccine has been approved here in canada five hundred thousand doses on their way thoughts. Well you guys know that. I've i've been railing on this quite a bit. And the proof will be in the pudding but it looks like the puddings getting made and Looks like vaccinations are on their way. I think the johnson and johnson vaccination is going to common. Now we're getting to the place where people are saying. Which is the best vaccine for me to take and now they say they actually have to message. The one that you can get is the one that you should take. So i think this is. It's all good news. Obviously i'm very interesting in people that are close to getting vaccinated ultimately. I'm now like phase one by the way guys. Because i'm so fucking old so we have that going for me So you know that's good. I mean i'm just really excited..
"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"This is great. It's really this really an ensemble. Comedy is homer gonna go as did Which i thought was so cool. So we got our great director christie wolf mine and It was so fun just watching the auditions and be able to see how this is going to come together. That character their own storylines. It's not just me girl There is an obstacle boy meets girl again and they they come back together It was there. Were so many more layers. So and i. I wasn't involved in all of the Production phone calls and skype and just getting all the notes and Just super cold to learn how that side of it works and there definitely was clear. Instruction like go for it like we. We want to see what this looks. Like with hallmark off homework responses. If we if we broaden our comedy and they were looking for obstacle obviously it wasn't noises off but they they wanted. I think they were game to experiment which was super exciting for me. And so that we did was went for it and there were some moments when we had to shoot things. Two different ways where christie was like. That's really funny. I love that scared it again. Time down a. Did you watching the movie. Did you notice how many of the the really funny takes they kept in like. Were you watching Did they keep the thing. That i wanted to be in the movie was. Was that part of it. The mall in i think they really really went for it Yeah i think of anything but that That was the exciting thing was being able to. Just do an ensemble comedy and play off of so many people instead of just one or two was really fun ensemble of the year the decades. That's what really hoping for. Sally added that to your imdb page. What are you waiting for. I mean salty gets a sad at the Salty's on there. The least dead. He's gonna be on there for love of god faith so it does seem like that your movies. Not all of them. I mean look you did Just my type of valentine's match. Did we see valentine's we did. We did just kidding. We saw that. We did promise but it. I don't remember it at all. I remember my time. But like bottle with love which i would consider to be for. What hallmark does i would consider bottles love to be probably a top five hallmark movie and it has the similar formula but it seem you guys got to push the envelope on kind of what it looked like and what it felt like in some of the humor in that movie too because like leading up to that. You're like this is the movie of the year. All of a sudden they're like in a were goldmark makes like pancakes but it was. It was weird. Because i it seems like you tend to be synonymous with movies. That are at least starting to be distinct for hallmark. Was that part of bottle with love to when you're making bottle of love you're like hey let's do things differently or you're getting a little bit more freedom or was that just happen happenstance of you and andrew work well together and it just was a good movie gets both i mean. Andrew nye work well together and we were constantly sort of rewriting and adjust dialogue. But if feels like it flows in a fish. And i am for me. Because i'm kind of a guttural instinctual actor if it doesn't make sense it i can't do it has to make sense and I have worked on films where producers. It drives them crazy because they don't really care if it makes sense or not. They just care that it's it looks good. And we're saying the lines that are on the page and They're getting their you know quota in for we completed. What's on the list today and it was done as it was to be done. I do not work well with producers like that because it needs to make sense to me. So i'm sitting there going. Okay but why why. Why am i. Why am i saying this. If two scenes later say something completely opposite. That doesn't make any sense. Well it's in the script okay. Well then let's fix it. Let's make it work so involved with love. That was a situation where we had a director and a producer. Who totally cared. If everything makes sense they were. It was really important to them. They were willing to stay up late and go above and beyond to do to do tweaks on the door Make phone calls to hallmark executives and pitch. Let's do an alternative version to the scene. Here's how she supposed to do it. That's in the script. But here's our idea it's going to. It's going to take us an extra forty five minutes in our day but we think this is going to make it way better and they went to bat for me and for andrew and many things in that movie that turned out the way that they did better than what we originally planned to do because they cared they really cared about the work. I love working with people. That really care so i think bottled with love was a perfect example of that kind of magic coming to their love him. I have one more five star question. And then we'll wrap up with the rapid fire the ending of five stars so memorable because all over. Victor has to sing blue christmas. And as justice charming goofy seen vicks not a singer. So i wanna no one was was in the script because it seemed like kind of like something that could be thrown in a second but to what was like. Was victor nervous about it. Like we haven't talked to victor side. I don't know but it was a very funny scene. It was great at played really well but as somebody who's clearly not as bigger who's just putting itself out there. What was that like for him. Oh boy he was so great. It was inscribed in the final version of the skirt would believe how many times rewritten. I mean we were still kind of getting pages in after the first shooting in the so crazy but it's still worked and he was nervous. Yeah i think. I think he was just didn't want to look stupid which nobody does nervous chuckle while he was singing like it played like he would be nervous doing it so we played into it. He really committed to it. And that's the best way because as an actor. You don't wanna look stupid but you have to be willing to make a fool out of yourself if for the story is not what it is and And he did that so even though he was scared i think like he was like i don't want i don't wanna look stupid as an i try and bombs i wanna i wanna be willing to look stupid and it works. It makes everybody happy and so the only way to do that was just a fully commit to it. Which one hundred percent did. And i just loved it. I thought it turned out great. I'm so proud of him. I love it. Let's do rapid-fire we'd ask you three questions. You have to answer this really less about the speed and more about honesty. We just want you to be honest here but if you go fast. That's great to dan. Your most memorable movie you saw in a theater not necessarily the best most memorable movie theater experience for you the.
"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Liked that environment. Let's talk about hallmarks I believe your first one was the christmas secret and twenty four. Does that sound right. I almost went yes I love that one. That's a good one Twenty fourteen is Like i feel like right as hallmark. Christmas movies were really starting to become a little bit more of a thing. Like two thousand fourteen fifteen. It's starting to rise and now you've been doing them homework for the last few years as well talk about how you got into the world and also what it's like not just as an actor but as someone who maybe watches movies to see hallmark kind of rise when the rest of cable. Tv is declining. Homework's still doing stuff. So what's that like to also watch and be a part of. It's a real testament to the fact that people wanna feel good. They wanna see stories that make them make the warm and I mean such an artist. I love complicated stories. I love Things that are on guard and that he worked to to think of what the story means to you But there's also such a place and me and and so many people where he just wants things simple and sweet we and something that's gonna you know is going to have a happy ending You don't have to work too hard for and Sometimes you need that. It's a balanced diet. Well what what's interesting is that makes a ton of sense To hear you say like that. I- i routinely say that you're the best at this i do. You can go and listen. I know you're huge fan of the podcast and you've listened all the episodes but I routinely say the this and the reason that you're the you're the best data is because you get the bit like you get exactly kind of this perfect Kind of reduction sauce of what the hallmark leading lady is supposed to be. And you you tweak that for each of your characters but you understand the beats of the formula very very well but it strikes. Me in looking at your. I'm debbie. i didn't not a huge one tree hill. Got him watch a lot of one tree hill but this strikes me as such a departure for you from what you were doing before hallmark movies so is it is the fact that even though the stories are simplistic and they're formulaic is. It is the fact that these characters are new to you and your career does that. Give it some sort of refreshment for you as you as you take each one of these roles on. Yeah it's totally. That's the major appeal of it to me is that i did on one tree hill have to do once one character for so long and to be able to now have an avenue can explore these different parts. I can play with comedy you again. And i could play really shy girl or a super bossy busy body or You know i don't know something. Would you call from royal matchmaker. I don't know she was running a business but still clumsy and just like the they wouldn't let me use my jersey accent but she was the most jersey girl but they would allow me to. But i that's the thing is like that's what i look for. When i look for hallmark scripts is. What can i do with this care to. Where i'm an actor and i you know actors. We sort of die without the opportunity to put on all these different costumes in hats and faces so my god. I'm so grateful. Somebody's giving me a chance to to just pick some scripts and find something. Yeah i wanna play a princess. Okay i to play a social media mogul and and the personality types the insecurities and the the personal struggles that go along with people in those positions It's so fun for me so interesting. So thank you for your compliment in noticing the nuances. It's something that i it's. It's everything to me i mean that's that's what i in what i do. It's you're more than welcome the idea. I have to ask you this. We're gonna take five-star. Christmas out of the equation because we will have some more specific questions about that aside from five-star christmas because everybody answers their most recent. What's your favorite. Your personal favorites. Maybe the memory of making it or just how it turned out. Whatever your personal favorite and your personal favorite of all of these that you've made hallmarks specifically you can throw lifetime in there as well. That's fine and it looks like what's poinsettias for christmas. What channel is that on. That was lifetime i would say. My favorites have been noted in christmas with andrew walker. I really love that one. I just thought we found some magic there and we had so much fun. Making it in winnipeg and Royal matchmaker go to romania and show my daughter around romania and filmed in castles and i was wearing ballgowns and it was. It was really fun because at least favourite. You gotta give me least favorite boy. Probably honestly christmas secret because it was my first one and It was before homer had been really booming with christmas movies in before it was an. I think i just i was in such a hard place in my life that that movie. I just had such a hard time with that one. We really felt like money job to me. And i wish. In retrospect that i had the appreciation and but i had gone into that job with just an excitement. Because there's no reason i shouldn't have. I was just like feeling sorry for myself and being stupid but so it was all my fault. That's probably why it was good political. Answer joyce really milwaukee memory serves to that character was like kind of down on her luck to like. It was like the kind of saturday there too. Yeah so kind of a kind of a bummer to do that let's Let's talk about five star. Because i just loved it. It was in both of our. It was your favorite of the year and it was my second favorite of the year behind delivered by christmas. Yeah it's so fun so difference Than a regular homework. Because there's just so much just fun stuff going on. It's very funny. I loved it so talk about the. It's it's very different so talk about. Its from kind of a traditional hallmark and what it was like going into a different storyline line for hallmarks. Different beats altogether beeps usa. Neal was there like any direction. Given from hallmark Upstairs has just like. Hey just have fun. Go be a little bit wackier. Do different stuff talk about that. Yeah so five star. Came to be because i have a good working relationship with brad krivoi. Who is a was our producer and he sent me the script and he said what he thinks..
"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Only bring three or more for the first year we were only allowed to do to since then you just brings me as you have. It doesn't really. We've never said three really yourself. Not once. I thought that was. Iran is still in risk the rest added. I actually written that israel. It's on the bylaws. Look them up trade by shea said how how many fourteen interesting grandpa sweater. The two guys are covering their is face. I don't understand why you would like a vote in the crowd and they were like who has the uglier christmas right but why you don't need close your eyes and then it's honor system looking through their eyes what they see the results who cares. It doesn't matter like anyway. It was a weird bit. I then also just the screensaver like it's a real thing on our laptops. It's a power save mode automatic. I don't know anyone who has that on like i. Just don't get it. That's the only two that i really. I'm sure there's more power. Save off was couple times because so it doesn't cut off my blood movie this fair. That's fair that's fair called may be hope at christmas. Is the kringle original crinkles grain. Listen crane goes. It's the first time that i saw that movie. I got a few one. I know why they put the breaker in israel. I just don't know why the breakers through why the writers put it in his room. I just don't know why. The breaker would be an n. A. y. vetere literally two guests. Yes what a minute. Break room the break. When even having issues she they snowballs snowman's seen is interesting. Because yes victor and the brother both bring their their rolled up snowball giant snowballs day. Come from walking out of the woods with these giants. Those things are heavy. what you building. Why are you rolling them in the woods. I don't know i. That was weird. Dad play santa at the festival and he's getting ready. He hasn't put his beard on yet. That's fine he's still at home he gets to his station. He is sitting down in the chair and he still has not put his beard on. Dude you gotta put your beard on public. Come on man gave like that. Yeah you got to do that. And listen. we didn't really touch on much of the brother. Storyline and his wife and their Expecting a baby and they wanna travel the world. And he's he you know she's like i know you had all these plans and we're going to have to stop and have a family and he's like we're going to do things different. We're going to travel now. I haven't raveled along with my three year olds but last year we had a live show in l. a. and child from south carolina. La we end my kids and my son was decently. Well behaved for that trip. And i never would do it again. Like isn't fun. you're not going to enjoy it so kudos to you. The trying just telling heels blame to an infant while you're on why you were on the tarmac in dallas fort worth but can't get off the plane because one they don't speak english fluently but to you yourself don't know and it's frustrating to everyone involved and it babies don't care they're on a schedule you know. Yeah i doubled down on stupid on that trip. We took my daughter out to la. But then i decided while make big family affair and we road trip. All the way from california to Albuquerque new mexico Over the next two weeks. And so on yeah. My daughter wasn't even one at that point. I was that smart. In retrospect now so when they did say that in the movie i sat there. Oh you have. Such optimism is going to be difficult. It's going to be different and to be fair. My daughter was a jewel in gem and way better than i thought it was still a miserable smack. Kids never gonna watch tv. Dan are a bunch in this movie. It's so funny 'cause they concentrate really hard on making a movie. That's not like homework. That they actually have a lot of the the major like softball hallmark. Wait what's in this movie for instance. When she's brushing her teeth. There is no toothbrush. There is a toothpaste on the toothbrush. There's no water on the toothbrush. And she just kind of like brushing it for literally. No it's dry scrub. i don't understand it for the life of me. comes in from outside. She twists her ankle with the twig. And victor webster like picks her up. because victor webster's a giant man and he picks her up and puts on the counter to put ice on it. He pops her booed off she. It's freezing cold. She is wearing zero sox. She is bare feet on under those soft boots. Outside for the life of me. I don't understand that. can we talk about this. Woman who has a flat tire is not a writer of and reviews is going to stay one night before staying with family and then decides to stay for. What i think is all of christmas week. Yup that's weird right like enjoying. I sure but maybe didn't have to travel. Maybe he was getting a little hiatus. Yeah sure if you say so at one point. Victor webster is wearing a henley under a flannel under a card again with a scarf. I'm i'm pretty sure. That's how you make a hallmark milkshake. Don't even know that was possible to do one person like vick ripped but bro. You don't need eight layers of christmas eve nonsense. That's i'm not making it up henley flannel cardigan scarf. One scene and in that scene later when he's talking about this alcs shape no no dinner. Yeah it's someone mentions milkshake the mic. And that there's a scene when he's in that outfit when they're talking with the daddy's not in his a beer but he's sitting down and when the camera angle is on of victor his. His scarf is hanging down when it's on. The wide shot his scarf wrapped around his neck and it keeps going back and forth down wrapped around his down wrap around his neck. Like easy. fix just keep it one way or the other. I pretty simple. I love came quarter. Seen the came quarters they made. The nineties did not have usb outs on them. They didn't. I'm sorry that's would not have happened in real life. There is still a price tag on the refrigerator for the love. Unless you've got your frigerator and you put the refrigerator. If you bought it at best buy and then put it in another best buy. Maybe it would still have the sticker on it. If it's at home that i think is not show up the deliveryman. Don't bring it with a sticker on it like there would be no reason for there to be a price tag on the refrigerator and also they use that as the way for her to realize that her dad now has been breakfast which makes less sense. She sees the signs and the check in booths. We don't need a price tag on the refrigerator. it doesn't really make any sense. And then this is just personal it really. This is not the movies fault but watching what amounts to eight people rub. The same stick of butter during covid was very difficult for me tough. I'm not a germaphobe but that was brutal they're just passing it around just rubbing same stick of butter and i was like could we not. Is there nothing else. We left on the cutting room floor. That would keep us from having to watch this scene but apparently there was nothing and so they did it. Those are my weight. Well i probably shouldn't have done that thanksgiving this year. Your probably not there were fifty up. There wasn't even abby we around the butter panda tradition brought the butter of. What's the goal. It'd be the last person to have any butter butter. Going wins long hours. I was buttering play. What do you get help. You still gotta you gotta jump back in the game figures. Are you ever. you've never one. You've been butter up runner up a few years ever really to the very end house oaks. Tough rubber grammar rubber grandma. Suzy scurrilous rub. It is time for what the hallmark is part of the show where we talk about the questions that we still have this movie. Panda i wanna know about. Yeah so does the Does the sister ever go off and start a culinary. What's she going to do with the moms recipes. Is she going to work at the end and really develop as the shellfish. She's going to go off to being a culinary go to school and that's going to be sure sure what's what's the thing there i'm like i'm invested in that storyline. I wanna know your your heart. Yeah i got to know more about About about be tailored about the butter of. I think i know more about be taylor. Turner what does it be. Turner be turner the company. It's not just one person. It seems to be a conglomeration of different writers and go in different places. I think he's not the only writer. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure so i just want to know more about the business dan. Yeah i do like. I'm fine that they didn't tell us. I'm very interested in the blue christmas store. In general and then my other one was the be turner place. They're all just like how has no one figured that out yet. That's pretty good that no one knows the identity of and it's different people but they are in an office somewhere. It would be tough to hide what they actually do their when their signs up in the office. So i thought that was fascinating to me. Those are my two. That's all i got. Her place is trying to run local everywhere. Hey guys we did it. We always like to end with the double decker of the week. Talking about a different bramble jammed plus member a part of our family. You do that. Deep dive to google plus plus. And you just do all sorts of premium member. Yes yeah So dan who do we have natalie lou bronco natalie lou bronco I'm really excited guys. She's she's she's drawn out the extra money to sponsor the bramble jam plus and. I'm so thankful because drawing out the extra money like drawing it withdrawn from her bank and she listened and we'll just starting off a brand new company. I think you guys are gonna love. draw out. We've been waiting on her ten dollars for six months. She keeps giving me a good excuse. Just drawn out. I don't ask questions about her life. You know where are you at. But i mean you know. Try thanks to baylor. So they brought it out. It's coming don't you get. I get out so i. She's drawing out to sponsor the podcasts cer- started a new company honeybaked spam. It's just spam honeybaked okay is it spam the meat or spam the emails. Well that's where you would. Yeah gets interesting. You ready yeah. It's it's the meat okay. I don't really have any question now. On the impression though that spammed the meat was a name brand. It's not like a ham. Ham is just a meat like israel name brand of spam. Yeah yeah we have run into some copyright scher. Well i pitched trying it out. 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"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"This is an athletic event. Look this movie is not perfect but it is a delight. It really is a ton of fun. I don't know what to tell you. I laughed in this movie. More than i've ever laughed in a hallmark movie. Bethany joy. lynn's who i've told you before. The movie is my favorite leading hallmark actress. She's great in this but not only is she great in this. Your one percent right brand every single one of these characters ditz do. The christmas house needs to take some notes. This is how you do multiple plotlines. I said it during the movie. What you said panda a commercial break. I said we're an hour and ten minutes in. We have yet to see. Any of the standard hallmark movie beats that we ever see when i talk about homework movies. I talk about good within the genre. And then transcending the jonah. This movie does transcend the genre. I am very torn on if this is better than delivered by christmas or not you like it. I do like to come on moog these famous. Dan and he has a rough exterior movie. And he's there. What's the best part about that. Was as you try to convince them to join by saying that. Who's watching as much as you said you. Just shut everything down. It's all going. It's all even still recording. We do not drink during this. Are we still record of. Shut down the video shutdown. How are we going to go to friendly fix it. I love special ed. But you keep goin. Okay all right. That's fine. I'll keep going. We just won't get some of it for french tv. I'm sorry listen. You said pay you stuck by bay. And then to convince him he said be watching and it worked. Because you like. That's when i knew fictional character is watching that. Look it is. I don't know because i think delivered by christmas is probably a more authentic movie as a whole. This movie is just a ton of phone. This movie felt like snow bride to me a lot of winking at the camera. Very good job by the entire cast the secondary role the the caterpillars grandpa in this movie is an absolute riots There's a scene where they're pulling taffy where he his comedic. Timing is just in this movie. I loved bethany. Joy lands victor webster. Just along for the ride. There are plenty of things to to make fun of here I don't know. I don't know i'm never not definitive on this. I just it's hard. I think delivered by christmas is a great movie. I don't go by. I was thinking about this. the other. your your rankings. Are purely what i watch. How much would i watch it again. Yeah that's what it is from one hundred per. If i'd watch the more i would be likely to watch it again. The higher it is on your list. That's just not how i'm wired because qualitatively their movies. That are better. I think. But i wouldn't necessarily watch them again. Like twelve data. Christmas easy watch for me loved it. Easy watch but not a movie. Qualitatively did nearly what like delivered by christmas or cranberry. Christmas did But it's so much fun. Yeah i'm gonna go one. I think about a new one for me. I knew be was watching and did it for me. the Yeah so it's one delivered by christmas to christmas. Both three that that and then christmas starlight four. That's my ordering batch of says she's proud of you. Wow thanks bay person. hey Several feels per show talking about weapons we gave us those feels panned up man. What didn't give me the feels like. Here's the deal. The camcorder seen girl out like catch interstellar smoke. What happened there. And she's like. I love you mom at the end or hey mom this what she said god like. We're all crying and crying at this moment you teared up. I did not you tear down when we knew though that this was eight like this ever. That is whomever whatever. The case may be threatened down. Listen that scene had no business working because up until that point it had been weird awkward hijinks and but that scene one hundred percent were in any wheel within the phil and it was incredible and that moment launches. Her career track is believable. It's it's beautiful And man even though like the the brother her brother whose wife gets pregnant. That's man the rate like. That's that's i mean you'd plot that really. There's just just amazing what they did an eighty three minutes. This is what the christmas in eighty three minutes. The christmas has has this full decoration. Like in a moment. Dad there may maybe getting divorced They have one couple that trying to adopt a kid another couple or another two that are getting together and it seemed like everything got shortchange people just waiting on phone calls. This movie has an end. That's that's basically run by fake. You know actors that are family members and has all those plot lines and they do it all incredibly well man. big arc. arc. Arc bilton ten A couple of scenes for me. Obviously the came quarter magic The data at the end telling a bath how he feels. Like i don't like if felt like a guy who has not put himself out there in fifty years. That's what fella for. It was great it was. He didn't say too much. He's he says he's moved at all was great And like The blue christmas scene was fine. But the the reason why i liked it is the way that hallmark did it. Or whoever made this movie did it in such a way to where we still not know. That whole story you know they. They didn't tell us the whole blue christmas story. They talking faded and then to tell us that a lot of time has passed and we are halfway through this blue christmas story that we don't know the whole story of any site this sweet little like this is something between those two characters and not even dresses the audience are in on it and it matters to them so i really love that and you know vick obviously was very uncomfortable with that scene which i thought was a lot of kudos aryan computers than for doing it but i just i like that little little thing that you don't see a homework tells you every and this and that is i think. That's why this movie's number one for me. Because they never. They never dived into that pool of sentimentality. They always make it be more realistic. The closest we get is that came quarter seen and it's perfect. It's not the whole family watching it together and crying is just as private moment with her. We don't know that whole story. I really liked the first kiss in this movie. Where she kind of comes onto him and like talks about how handsome he is and then they kiss. That scene is wonderful. Really the every you talked about his great. The blue christmas seen is awkward. It's awkward end of the movie that if you love homework movies for what they are. You'll probably hate because there's nothing stylistic about it like he's singing off key they do this weird dates. Please let me. Yeah yeah it works because that's much more realistic to realize. I'm just telling you when she goes upstairs. The only real hallmark beat in this whole movie is when she goes upstairs. She sees the open laptop. That hasn't gone to screensaver or cut off. It's still running full battery. And she sees that. He's the real b b turner not beta or whatever. You call her him Don't yeah she sees that it's really him she's really mad. She comes back downstairs and everyone knows she's mad and grandpa's just slowly pulling the taffy and look at her and it is just perfect his that. That is just perfect to me. So yeah i mean. I think they hit on the comedic front. They hit on the romantic front and they hit on the field front so they hit across the board all the fronts..
"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"As be taylor about the annie. Turner bay what he's doing. So here's the situation. No no no no no. I'm with brand good talk bates dude. You don't wanna get on bay taylor's fat site you wouldn't veisaite bay taylor reviews podcast and trying to put in a good word now. So don't mess with the beta. Domeisen the beta so she is very upset about this ziegler outside into a big fight and as they of go their separate ways. He's like i'm gonna leave. And she's like you should leave dad then tells bt who was actually bath that he wants her to stay because he likes her and she's like chirps or why not like you to then while lucy's out of town jake starts singing blue christmas brings it all back. They sing together. They dance and they kiss the review goes out and everyone loves it. They're getting all booked up and they ended up all spinning christmas. Together and friends was christmas. The right exactly right. Only give that review three source know what no only three stores. That's a three surgeries so they'll reviewed synopsis. I've seen your review of it to start a while. Man you throwing shots just to be clear at least in coney bay taylor in mind yet okay. That's valid. You're on starting guys bay taylor's listening we'll do it but i'm seeing some for some reason. She shared her google documents. I can see what she's typing and she was all in on the unwritten thomas. He loved aired her. Google doc with me. So she's taking notes that i could watch. You can watch or i. It's just of you issues to okay. I wouldn't do that either. That's the view only. You're telling me she'd love. Unwritten has not liked what we've done since she liked what i was doing. But she didn't like you guys butting in and trying to correct me like that kind of hurt her feelings but she's not in the movie. I know you're just a wink at her. That's how easy we can be bought. Yeah we're gonna take a quick break. We'll be right back here and like the homework. Oh boy you know what time it is. Everybody you're making those christmas playlist you having a wonderful time and you you wanna jazz things up. Sure bing crosby's great frank sinatra bring it on but you want something else to add to the collection but not get too out of the box crazy. You want something that when you hear it you go. That's christmas. And that's why. I want to tell you about lauren. Bagel lauren. Dago put out an amazing christmas album a couple years ago called behold. It is waiting for you to take those songs and play as you decorate your tree as you decorate the cookies as you do all of your christmas traditions. Together as a family have lorne dale's behold on because it'll give you all of those. Christmas feels lawrence voices. One of a kind. There's nothing like it in the music that comes behind her just sets the mood go to your streaming services choice whether apple music spotify whatever it may be an ad lorne bagels behold to the playlist. You will not regret it. Welcome back everybody. I'm watching bay and she's she said that we're getting we're getting we're getting back and it all comes down for her. All comes down to what happens in the takes. Why it's that big. And she wrote that in her nuts interesting and some good news bay coming out swinging. Okay right. you're your the champion of swing toast. Nearest you're a swinging big swings slang been. Take away buddy hot. Take what do you think. Just give voice a break here guys. I loved this movie. Love it hard top. Five easy for me might be might take top spot. Here's why cast of characters incredible every single person here gives a really super fun performance You end up loving the family. It's incredible that they have this many Integral characters in a hallmark movie that it seems to be a fair amount of screen time for each one which was really impressive. They do a really good job. Balancing while at the same time not sacrificing the love interest between the two leagues which is really impressive. You have fun quirky little out loud humor. Christmas feels throughout this movie. There's like we said this when we were talking about. It doesn't have the traditional hallmark. Feel we have not seen a movie like this which is incredibly we seen what two hundred over two hundred of these and and this is a really immi- opinion. This is as close to a perfect hallmark christmas movie. As we've seen in my opinion i love it. It's one of my favorites. That i've ever seen big big big big fun. Maybe ten go. Whoa dan Yeah man frigging great movie like this is a great movie. It's the best hallmark channel movie of the year homer channel movie of the year as a whole so far kicking out. Whatever it was from. Other day that i don't remember we did it Christmas starlet by starling. Better than that. So much we reviewed it yesterday. You don't remember sheesh man what a week Here's the thing that you know. You guys know how i stand on like. Where are you stink value steamed where and how basis to shut up you. Creating a fake. Podcast does nothing. You reviewing us real wash. Baguettes what where do you stay. And where are saying how i spend on movies revolve around the family collective unit and and friends and i feel like you get all of those elements because you get the family but the family is playing these guests and doing all these fun things. It was very very fun very fun. And i really love that. We got the opportunity to be invested. Not just in bethany joys relationship with victor but also the dad's relationship with bt like though both of those relationships i was invested in And what was the movie earlier this year where they had a lot of different storylines christmas house so like the christmas house. I didn't feel like i was able to fully get invested in all the storylines. This movie did it. Far far more superior way. I was able to get invested in each of the characters even down to amber being invested in amber and watching her watch the videos of her mom and being like oh my gosh i want to cook. I didn't know what i wanted to do. Own a follow moms cooked up and be a good cook step. You're killing today buddy. Hey skip it. I love to. Oh follower i. I think it's my i think you're going to go. Whoa and aren't you. I follow my follow my friend. Did you search for sure he said. I don't think i'm going to go bold to help you out number one number one number two behind delivered by christmas. Wow so don't you wimped out. They didn't like say. Oh i love how putting a movie. Not i is out. You would be a man. Of course. This was swinging so.
"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"This is the third of the day is a for us and if you are a brand jam plus member or all access you're able to watch live on the case but group can see the devolution of a how can people sign up you ramble. Jim plus dot com. If you sign up the homework here you're going to get that facebook group. You're going to get a movie thread chat for every movie but that always blows up hundreds of comments. You need to watch every episode live before the friendly we go live and work. Look if we we're out here on the title tyrod guys if we say something wrong people here. It's all across the world you could hear that is probably why we don't drink that's why is we. Don't drink indeed t h for lots of reasons. But we're we're alive every time we do this. There's no editing here. Maybe in the last episode of the year. We'll get a little crazy okay. We have a celebratory drink from the last episode our first year. Maybe we did. Did we did a lot that night. we did. We did like six or seven and a log gave away a script that took three years to get his love. Emily you guys want talk about five star. Chris you're gonna make five stars. I'm just excited. Yeah i did a lot of yelling during this move also just seeing a little. Yeah unwritten unwritten. Gotta store low there. It'll it'll sneak up on you start your on where you where you wanna give. You'll end where you don't wanna end up five star christmas originally on november twenty eight th two twenty twenty twenty. It's the roulston coming together for christmas. Lucy just got back into town. Owning goes to buy some hot chocolate and sassafras candy canes from her favorite general store she bumps into a guy who wants the same exact candy came and they get into a historical debate about candy canes winner-takes-all losers walk. And she he ends up buying the candy cane for her and a very sweet moment so she gets to the house and she's like this is not my house her brother and sister show and they're like this looks like an end. This isn't our house and that shows up in a psych so got some news. It's this decision in. I missed you guys. Decided since i have a jain norma's house turn it into an an and that way i'll have some company and it'll be a good time But the businesses going super. Well there's not a lot of guests going on currently no guests in the in plenty of room there but there's a mystery travel critic who's in the area and they are hopeful if she comes by and reviews the in then people will flock to the so. They're not sure if it's going to happen but suddenly this lady comes pulling up a tire and lucy notices that on her purse says be t. Which she thinks must stand for the critics name they turner they turn bay. Bb bay banks b a e. Then ba bay. Ny run down his bay you incorrect. No no it's beachheads pay it's beater. I know what it. I know that it is but i'm doing the switch for chris so i need to read this. You sound like your voice is about to go. I feel great. I feel great. Sales like its dobby. The house would do. I thought you. Ucla your strain on all levels here are you gonna make bt shows up on. She's there and lucy walks to the end. She's like everybody. Bay is here so we have to act like we're guests so that it doesn't seem like it is all empty and so they all make up names and they're all going to do it. Lucy's is still going to be. A dad introduced her when she pulled up. And so she walks in everybody's freaking out and suddenly a new guest walks and his name. Is jake findlay. And he says that he is here on a geological survey. He's going to be in town for a little bit whilst at the end. So they all stick to the bit even For jake lucy's sister amber placed a chef makes up this cheap soup that she makes in college and it looks awful but everybody loves it. Suddenly grandma shows up and is very confused about who everybody is in the house and almost blows the cover but then when she finds out she gets to play a character. She's like. I'm all in on this. They all go outside. They put a bill snowman together and lucy hurts herself snapping a twig as you do jake brings. Her inside helps her ice the ankle and they have a bit of a moment. Amber finds this old camcorder watches videos of her mom who was a great baker chef all the above and gets very emotional watching her mom on camera. Lucy and jake stay up late. Talk by the fire. Sharing stories about the blue christmas elvis song and all that good stuff data and bt start shouting more and she decides to stay another nuts. We find out that. Jake is a writer for a company called b taylor and obviously he's the one who is the real. Be taylor writing this review. But no one knows that. So there's this big christmas festival in town and lucy's like everyone stay home. I don't want anyone in town to recognize you but they can stay. Home is to christmas festival. And so they. They're walking around and lucy's trying to make sure that nobody's spots all the siblings that are there and he a he overhears her talking to her brother and so she finally decides to come clean and say hey. Here's a situation and b. taylor's here and he's like i've never heard of taylor so she starts walking around with jake at the festival and sita's puts it all out there she's like. Hey i think you're hot and they making out by the tree. It's a big fun so back at the end the next day. They're all making taffy together and the lights go out as they do. And lucy says hey. I'll go flip the breaker. The breaker isn't shakes from though so she does end. She sees his computer open and see. She's writing an article..
"five star" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Hi everyone we good back in this league. It's thursday thursday fourth of the we try. Boy we are getting it done. I don't wanna say to sin. This might be the best we've ever been. This is this is our peak. Yeah after this goes downhill. I am doing a couple of different things you here. There's a lot going on first of all have the boys. Ao and backwards which is interesting. The oh it's a it's one of those exclamation says what i try to just like. Throw hanako boom john right there with a couple of weeks. We're excited about that backwards. Making fun of it over there. Hey you know what backwards or they is just still. It's still it's when you take your own. It's real don't know what happened. You don't know what to do with a yoyo. Hannukah coming up. It's movie of the week but it's also the third we've watched today and reviews for those of you who want will insider scoop so we're feeling it right now. I feel fresh drinking man. People would think that on these days so always think that we're drinking people as we should be drinking. Why are we not. I don't know why we're not but we don't. We don't unwritten.
"five star" Discussed on Travel Unraveled
"A travesty up. We have moved rooms three times because I mean in those rooms. That's next lashes was no. I don't know what Splash House is. But it was new year either never heard of it. I have a few questions for you. Wow that's a new one. Hit me him. Where's your favorite place? You've ever been a tough one because it's all relative to the time right so the time it used to be Japan. Circa two thousand nine. That plays blew my mind Really in every way. I don't know it's hard to sum up But that was easily like my favorite place I've ever been on the city. Guy Just weird. I like you know you're not a beach Gal. No I'm I'm a beach cal to on the Pina haven't even talked about a couple opinion. How Shot Tower so Japan You know in two thousand nine. I would have told you my favorite place Honestly the Philippines is easily top. Three now I mean that blew me away. Because it wasn't. I had no expectation and then it was so incredible. That was like wow. I could come back here again again again. You know I also love like can and like south of France. Sicily like places like that where you're wow like just super boozy. Europe. That are just awesome. But they're Buji Europe after bushy but like Africa was like going to ten. Yo is one of my favorite places now somewhere. I would vacation all the time. No but life changing transformative at one of my favorite places for sure. So it's hard for me to say I have a favorite place Yeah it changes every year. I never thought it would but it it tends to change for me now more than you still. What's your favorite hotel you've ever stayed in? There was one in Scotland at Saint Andrews at the golf course literally. It was like a a mansion for hotel room on the golf course at Saint Andrews Scotland. I think that was probably the most as far as like walking in like Oh. I'm in a house on the old course. In Saint Andrew's Scotland. I was like thirteen Which also very impressionable. Young ads show broke out accent. We've been watching outlander. Tatas into Biz of the SMUT. I just wish his hair wasn't so red and that he had a little bit more talking about softcore you're more of a hardcore thinks you're welcome just making so won't like we're on your list of you know best hotels to worse. Hotels does your experience at the Pelican hills stand. That was fantastic to play golf there. I love the pride the CEO of the Kiana was here. But we can't tell you. I love that well for the listeners. I just like to say that the three of US went to a wedding there and I was she was there so we shared a room and it was around cheese. Welcome anytime two thirty A. M. and Tara and I were simply ordering room service like normal people and Blake was in the bathtub and it was like one of those windows over the bathtub. That you where you could see from the bedroom into the bathroom and it was quite incredible. It was an incredible. I enjoy a good ball. Oth- I don't think people know that. No I'm all I will take a bath L. Take the shit out of a bath. I'm I'm not really a bath kind of gaffe. Most people aren't look. If I'M GONNA five star it I wanNA use all the amenities WANNA use them and I wanNA use that so I wanna use that tub now like. How's your conditioner? Just why is there a six foot tub in the middle of the room? Yeah if I don't get in it but navy really great concern. You wouldn't have put it there if it wasn't was it there. Why is it an open shaved into the bedroom from the bay? You need to experience that. I'm sure there's a lot of people listening not so much but maybe some of them. I've never bathed well. You know I would like to bring up that the Philippines trip and our little domestic trips but the Philippines trip is not the only international trip we've been on together. We have also been to well of course Mac Mexico. Well that's where daddy was born. That's another story. No we've been to Bali. Bali you into Bali and we met. Okay make sure to separate me but we really have at two two nights in Bali together. You're right yeah. Let's talk about that. How was it when we showed up the AIRBNB and there were guys just doing construction outsider bedroom? I felt great about it. Honestly like I don't feel bothered by that kind of thing but I could see that swindled honestly I mean honestly like we you know. We paid a free place. It wasn't expensive but it was. You're paying top dollar. You're expecting like Indonesian luxury and then literally from the bedroom. Just a guy building a home. Five hundred feet away from you. Here's my thinking. I think that AIRBNB has really hit or miss. Like if you really want luxury go to a beautiful hotel like you're not the purpose of AIRBNB is to have enough space and to have a cooking space to have your friends and family and if you WANNA do that type of thing well yeah I feel like my preference in general is to stay hotel mainly because I also because I'm often at hotels by myself and then I can hang out at the hotel bar. Okay okay here. I'm stop real quick and then we're GONNA dive into the end of this. Okay all right back with my beautiful gas Claire Woods where you can do new segment called. Sorry Tara doesn't like that. It causes beautiful my hideous guests there would God. We do. New Segment called Five. Second rule. Ellen's game you know great. These questions were written by my life partner. You know the rules. You have five seconds to answer three things ready. One two three hoover your first top three celebrity crushes Jesse Williams Josh Hartnett. Obviously and and just those two really. Why Josh Harnett was in my younger years. And Jesse Williams now. What happened to Josh Hartnett? I unfortunately I don't know posts Pearl Harbor like I guess if you're out there. I'm still single me to Josh please. Josh please okay Top three childhood vacation spots go India Tunisia Mexico right now. You got that one. Where in India? We went all over the place. My Mom's really close friend. Robin was the ambassador to India. The American ambassador embassador to India so we stayed at her house in Delhi. And I remember watching Annie she has. She has two kids two daughters and my mom obviously had three daughters. I talked about before and so we Stayed at the House all day watching any and then in the afternoons we would go out and do like adventures and stuff and it was pretty amazing. And then so we did Delhi Jaipur four and we did MMA dross which is now tonight. When was the last time you were in India that trip but I would love to go back? I really WANNA go to Coa. Have you ever been to engine wedding? No I need to go marry some Indian people. What's going to invite me please? An Indian man or woman marrying someone top three random facts about yourself go. I've got great. Quad alone. Takes five seconds to discuss I. Can I take a look at your quads muscle? Thank you thank you okay. I showed a full picture of like a full ash. Just because I've been doing a lot of spots suddenly. Hey squad discoveries all right three things Agai. You're trying to meet on a travel trip. Shouldn't wear go speedo? Weird sunglasses inside and all a weird backpack. I WANNA take my lovely girlfriend. Tara really wants to join this new segment because she loves Kane at some point she might be guests on the show. Maybe should we. Both say are lured him out together and that'll make it clear for the. Maybe we should get closer to the main just one time and make fun of each other. Okay top three worst ideas of where to go for a first date. Go a restaurant swimming. Ask Women under say the movie theater because he don't talk at all Swimming have you ever had a man in by either swim? But if you ever had a guy like you WANNA go swimming. I do go to the gym sometimes and you never know. There's a pool at the gym. You ever meet a guy at the gym honestly. No right like you're sweating. You're working and he's like I think I think that It happens probably I mean I gotTa equinoxes so you know very very very All right it's not that posh. It's just that I think that a lot of people that go there the reason why they go there is to meet people interesting. How `bout this three haircuts a man should never wear go bald long define long like if you have to he and you have to move your hair so the or if you have to go number two and you have to move your hair when you sit down so that it doesn't get in the way what if he's like fob. The owner of the Golden Looks. That's not okay. Not Okay now and what's wrong with bold thing all my guess basically berate me. My physical appearance shoddier very cute very attractive. I guess was like the most attractive men have wonderful hair in where skinny jeans and everything. Now don't like it now. What are the top? Three hotel chains used to like dad. Go Fix Senses Banyan Tree and fourth season. Plenty of time. Okay if you could have any acts of yours on your next trip. Who would the top three act? I mean there's only one two there's two I can't say their name but there are two. There's only two and you know who you are. Okay when you're at a fancy hotel. What is your favorite cocktail? Gin and tonic. A White Russian and Vodka Soda. How dare view not say Pina Colada haven't even talked about a couple of Pena's so blake? I'd like to tell you about an experience you and I had together. I'd like to share it with your viewers. Great we're in the Philippines. We are saying at a beautiful hotel but we just decided we need more and so we decided to go to this island for the day where this like. It was like a Sandbar Beach Hotel and they had to lunch spot and it was very beautiful. I can't remember what this place was called. I followed it on instagram. So we can find south of Sibu. Yeah it was very beautiful woman working on it.
"five star" Discussed on Everyday America
"T._v. Show this is a financial advisor. Cellphones just came out <hes> years ago and people's phones were going off and she would walk out to the audience. Take their phone and walk it up and put it on the podium and i bet she's a six times mm seven times <hes> when she was giving a and she was very expensive to have their gosh. I can't think of her name financial it was what was that suzie orman yes yes it was <hes> and cell phones and you know what i've learned the same thing if i'm having beating no matter where i'm at and someone's on their phone i just stopped. Everything and i'd say share it with us. Have let's you know what we talk. It's very it's very disrespectful offers <hes> when you're having a conversation you can sit there and and and and at a dinner with someone and and be looking around and the two people never talk to each brother. Both of them had their phones out as they're eating spaghetti. I'm going really text and it's amazing that people do this. It's just such a distraction. I think think but it's a it's the new world what lives now suppose but it's very pressing by the way when when being patty when she was pregnant all the time <hes> ah until eleven o'clock at night you know it wasn't till not too long ago but we would have our phones this. This is how it is when you own your own business. Our phones would ring in our house once for a personal call but it was a studio forwarding we had four four or five studios forward their phones every night to our home so we would never miss a lead and that was a double ring and our our phone would ring literally all night long and about one or two o'clock in the morning with just turn the phones down but we never wanted to miss a lead on business then the next morning eight o'clock. We turn off going back up but that's what it took to make sure that we never missed anybody. So the good old boy they go rank personal double ring business. That's opportunity ring. We do that through yeah. That's what i'm saying. I hope that's not lost grow islam as a as a country because i think that's that's the hard work that it's going to take and the dedication to keep these businesses as people get more and more aggressive you know maybe the brick and mortar businesses aren't as popular these days i would say <hes> you know like with online businesses. If you're not willing to put in the work like craig saying you're twenty four hour businesses open all the time you know so if you're not returning leads or you're not not returning emails or up with things you know you find you find yourself going out of business. I think the next big thing it'd be like teams. I think the individuals going by the wayside i really think i think that people are gonna be partnering more especially as we get into the millennial generation. I think that a lot of them really enjoy joy working so low. I feel like they wanna be part of a team. They might not know how to communicate with them. They definitely don't know how to communicate but but i think he goes bashing sub the texts that you can't even understand the damn words to you. Why like what is this code. Go ahead. Go ahead traffic teams sorry yeah i think there'll be more of that level of involvement. I think hey you'll we'll bring two or three guys with us. We don't really wanna work all hours of the day but we'll play it safel- bring two or three guys or gals with whoever we know i think you'll see a lot more of that as opposed like individual trailblazers you know as we move forward. I just just a hunch no nothing nothing really backed up in statistics. I just i can see it happening very difficult to do that but it's a wonderful thing when you have a great art and i've had several over the years you after right up the contract and agreement between each other as if you hate each other you write it up for what can go wrong. Not what can go right. We already know what's gonna hopefully goes right. We know one person expects from each other. We didn't hold on. Can you mitigate this really quick. Let's we don't have the contract with each other right now. Paul you get two percent two percent. You get two point five percents teams. No one's going to be able to agree. They go back. Why you you hurt my feelings. I need three percents contract cousin. I well. That's why team's gonna work because no one's gonna ever agree to anything that's part of the problem i never can't. They can't communicate okay and they'll never agree. They don't have to and people like craig will still be trailblazers at bedtime. That's what's gonna happen. No i think i should i should be the president stockholder's corporation you guys to do and i could give you out the stock accordingly so so y'all y'all come to work for me. That'd be great great. I i love it already partner. I was gonna ask earlier if you're hiring when you're talking about how much of a kick ass boss. You're gonna ask where i play. You know what and i got stabbed. It'll tell you just the opposite to you know but <hes> you know they've got to earn your respect. You don't just only about <hes> maybe four out of ten end of my employees even at a training class make it. Let's see what they can be fun and this and that dance dance dance. It's like darn. I don't care about your dancing. I care about your students students. That's all i care about. I don't care how good you are right here about. How you're gonna make my client how important so takes the ego and put it outside. When well in brandon is in the sales industry and it's very similar i mean you you are teaching dance but it's sales ish meaning that you have to sell the product. It has to be a good product. You're selling and they got got to believe in it in order to continue to sell it so how that that's the crazy thing about like the dance studios and stuff having the individual. I don't want to say the well. What am i thinking thinking here like the individual they have to work to get paid like sales kind of situations and i think that's the hardest businesses to keep running so equity equity and yeah so we just applied for keep it going that long and craig i. I love chatting with their anytime. We get the chance so i'm not even forty five years old. None of us are in here. I can't imagine running something for forty five years and being good at it. It'd be good at it yeah and not burn out. I bet y'all know gray hair like me or whatever now so even when i hit my shoes now so. I don't know it's gotten bad. I'm in trouble uh-huh oh man to funny. That's hilarious too funny. Yeah i mean it's been a pleasure having you on. We're going to have to have you back on another time <hes> but you know everyday americans right. I mean you've done it all. You've done a lot of it. I mean forty five years in an industry st just slain it just opening up new businesses. It sounds like you're actually doing exactly what you wanna do at the tail end of it to downsizing or whatever the right word or phrases there but you're making it manageable manageable comfortable for you. What advice do you have for our everyday. Americans about just living on your own terms or whatever however you would say that. What advice do you have about. How would you give our listeners. You know that that's such a such a a a a question because everything i would advise would be exactly the opposite of what i've done because i have worked and we still do but again. It's not a job. It's not a career. It's a lifestyle. It's is just what you do and there's good and there's bad with that and so you've gotta make up your mind. I guess everyone has to decide how committed you wanna be to anything and if you enjoy doing get you love the people year round and then it's all good thing. A lot of people involved with them. They just don't you know to them. It's a job it's a work. They can't wait to clock out so you guys are doing this. It's it's not four o'clock in the afternoon. It's in the evening. You love what you're doing. You're having a good time with your all at great at it and you and you just gotta do it. You're gonna do it anyway. And that's that's what i do. I'm gonna i'm gonna do this anyway. I'd like to slow down. I'd like to get some partners or or or sell a couple stores or lease them or something but i i i do think find your passion and if you have employees man you got to know their goals and most of them don't have them and help them set their goals and then help them achieve their goals and that it's a win win for everybody. I suppose so it's always worked. It's worked well enough to take care of your employees and they take care of you and and their employees. They're not friends necessarily but they're but they're <hes>. We all work together so it's it's kind of a neat thing. I don't know voluble audible absolutely yeah very well said craig and i will admit i do have fun here. Even when i get muted or yell at that's okay hold anybody training them. Slow oh but sure that's right so we appreciate you taking the time to come on. That's such great advice like like you've always said is that if you doing what you love you're not really working a day in your life and that's a hard concept for people to understand but it is out there for people to do but sometimes they don't wanna go outside their comfort zone to find that whatever that is or take the risk to want to do that so so hopefully they can listen to you or us at some point and just decide to come out and do something travis just was like hey. I'm starting a podcast. We're going to do we're going to start. We set a date. We set a time time. We showed up and we made it happen well. Some of us may make it happen. We're kind of carry on brandon along. We've got to drag him along sometimes man. It's wedding season well. I've said this wedding season for the <hes>. You do wedding listen. We have nine weddings a week at my studios largest in the midwest. You need to put a card or something because they're always asking me for videos and <hes> who can do <hes> music perfect and so if you do weddings bar i'm telling you we we can get you some business out of this thing. I'm not sure what all you do. I mean it's it's absolutely we do a little bit of everything. I actually partnered with another <hes> d._j. Company event company. I'll say that <hes> gee gee media events and we do everything i mean we have photo booths..
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"I'm excited to hear where this thing goes now. You were there when crato you're there. We we had a wedding that craig was at and it was actually at his house and it was amazing. You saw craig. Do the kegs dan right. Yeah cranky cake stand dan. I won the cake stand before i fell in the mud. I wanna aches is what i what i've heard. I'm not sure i heard that. I think it'd be a nice jimmy so yeah but i yeah that was that it was. How many years ago would that. I believe that was four years or five years yeah. I believe so we've almost got. We've almost got it cleaned up out there. When you guys were here we had a party for coming out. I guess that's what you're saying yeah. Yeah a couple of neighbors moved out so i'm about the this jocular. The south was so loud windows pedal was that you could me d._j. Travis how're are you doing this evening. I'm doing really good. I'm excited for this episode. I'm thinking maybe i need to get d._j. Cool whip in for party sometime. You still got to clean up five years later. It's hard to keep the volume down when they keep telling crank it up after every take staying right well i met a couple of horses who's lost their hearing to grow k now. They stop taking direction. Absolutely i actually wrote those horses. I was terrified. I think there's pictures out there. Please don't post any of them if anyone's listening to him as a cowboy on i i think i had to see those a a lot like woody from toy story so we're you buzzer was craig bus. Craig was definitely buzzed. I wouldn't be i do cake stands. Only what i'm sober. That's the only way that's the only way when you get flipped upside down all the you start getting sober up yeah. That's what it is loser when you fall down. That's right so that was that was a fun night. Absolutely we need to do that again very soon so i i i met craig what craig what's it been at least five or six years now. At this point <hes> met you a while l. ago and was blessed to meet you craig owns five star dance studios <hes> here in indianapolis different locations <hes> greenwood and and <hes> and carmel and fishers so awesome awesome three different locations and you know it's kind of interesting when you first meet craig because you're just like one of the coors those guys ever that you can meet and you don't expect business owners to be that way and so talking with him just trying to understand how this all came up in a and that's what that's why like talk about tonight. He's just his story. How it's how how it's became. What is so the first thing i'd like to talk about. Is the the dance industry. He is a very aggressive industry that a lot of people don't last craig. What would you say the average dance video last. It's probably about what three four for years navy is that right well the yeah the ballroom <hes> like we specialize in ballroom latin country western <hes> <hes> of course when fads hit the <hes> hit movies t._v.'s swing urban cowboy tango from true lies different things cares dancing with the stars <hes> that helps helps that those kevin go but <hes> the average studio that opens maybe maybe thirty six months and then they and they seem to kinda. Let's go out of business window away or third around six thousand so just to get our listeners some background then craig. You've been doing this for forty five years so yes so you've got to know what's going on travis. I mean what are you. What are what do you think about that right off right off the bat. I mean to do anything for forty. Five years is pretty impressive right. How how did you get into dance. I mean <music> are you. Were you a dancer young age. I mean how did you why dance. It's just it's my life really. There's no never danced through high school. Never dance at the prom never dance anywhere it was. I was embarrassed. I didn't wanna do it and oddly enough. I was when i got a high school tool. <hes> buddy of mine was a golden gloves boxer. They sent him do a ballroom dance studio to get better on his feet and move better and and <hes> he i said man you wouldn't believe the girls in this place is so high just start here. It is going down and and i would yeah you're right <hes>. This was <hes> some of these girls were. You're fantastic. It's kinda hung around there little bit when i get off work and <hes> <hes> i think i was nineteen years old or something and i was <hes> admissions director different business college and doing enrollment and admissions for business colleges and <hes> the manager there the owners that you know maybe wanna come and and learn this dancing and come to work for me since you're hanging around here all the time trying to get a date with one of my teachers. I thought well yeah that'd be easier. Zero save gas so i would get paid hit so i did that. I was twenty and i'll tell you what it was just a fun exciting exciting business and people were having a lot of fun to students there were were they were just they were just having a ball all of them and and most of them were in their twenties most when their forties or fifties or sixties but the staff was all young <hes> and and i'll tell you what it wasn't it wasn't a was it was within a year because aww saved my money. <hes> i made him an offer and bought my first studio downtown indianapolis in nineteen seventy five wow and then i bought bought another studio <hes> in seventy six. I bought him <hes> what his other school out that he hadn't indianapolis and then i just kind of started buying studios all over the country after that and so i got a twenty three studios and chicago indiana florida and <hes> started training and other schools opening schools and and here it is forty five years later and i kind of really slowed down guys but <hes> i still <hes> <hes> admit the five star dance deals here indianapolis everything else all out of state. I've up sold so here. I am now <hes> getting old. I guess no not really what foresight on that though to be honest with you because i mean if you think about it when you're a twenty year old kid getting ready to buy a dance studio. You don't know the statistics back then of like. It's only going to last thirty six months or whatever but you could have really failed at that time right. I mean what was it. What was that like being a twenty year old all of a sudden you own this business. What did you learn what what pitfalls did you have or or was was pretty successful right out the gate or what were the what were the what happened. There actually bought the reason why he was selling 'cause it was dying you. He was not doing very very well at all. <hes> and i was too young and didn't really know any better for for lack of a better word. I didn't know everything was going to go wrong or what could go wrong and so it was just like my father taught me like everybody else you know their their fathers are mentors work real hard and you and you do what you gotta do and you stay there air new and <hes> and just work work work and and and train train train and <hes> before you know it you're you're in the black and you're making money and advertisers everything my number one thing that i learned i think my first four or five years was <hes> without my staff. <hes> i'm nothing the thing i only as good as my employees and i had a hundred and some almost two hundred employees at one time and i tell you really what was out without good trained employees <hes> you're in big trouble in in most businesses luma dance business <hes> and so i have even still bill guys and gals have been with me for years there was one gentleman was thirty five years actually longer than that. I've got employees that have been in with the with me for <hes> fifteen twenty twenty five years of course. I've got people that started this week this roy training <hes> i have even the best certified decide high-level dancers i have five one hour every day of dan's sessions one hour every day of meetings <hes> and then on wednesdays which is ridiculous by close all my schools and from twelve o'clock to four o'clock we go over dancing theory theory teaching techniques style and then we have a three hour session in addition to the meeting so <hes> the the meetings. The training costs a lot of money. You know it works <hes> again. You're you're only as good as your employees so we just constantly train train train and train so and keep them motivated. You know keep them happy. Help them their goals and so we're i'm i think i'm pretty good at that if if their if their goals and their dreams come true for lack of a better word than <hes> than my i hit my goals. I can't be one of those owners that it's all about me. I've kind of reversed. This and it's is all about them and i'm the last one to get paid like a lot of minnesota business owners. The ones go out of business or the ones that pay themselves first and that's just my theory but <hes> i've. I've always believed that so. There's many weeks where i just couldn't cash my checks. As long as my staff was happy and making money then everything else comes so don't scared to score it. Don't don't stare at the scoreboard. Just keep running. The plays doing what you're supposed to do in the score takes care of itself type thing so i. I've always done that and i think i'm. I'm pretty lucky to learn that in my early twenties so it's kinda worked out. It's kinda working again. Dance businesses pretty big pretty crazy sometimes. Is you know you're at everybody's mercy is a lot of time so you gotta be good and you got a lot of advertise and keep your students happy. Get them exactly what they want. Make them good so sound. I'm how important we've done that forever. Oh sorry craig yup. How important is trust so you said that you you never really dance and that's probably a a little bit of an exaggeration <hes> but you own a dance studio you know how much of that did you learn along the way like the tricks of the trade. And how much of that did you really just have to grant. Trust these employees just to kind of you know train other employees or do you do all the training yourself. I just kind of curious to know what what makes yeah i teach now. I mean i'm talking about when i was twenty years old twenty one twenty two my staff would make fun of me because they were great dancers and not be out there struggling in the dance sessions and i'm going to be careful because dan stations over at <hes> dancers over an hour and i'm gonna be your boss get heard about forty minutes so be careful kidding them but then i got i learned my product. I learned my dancing learned that pretty good as a matter of fact and i and i've always taught <hes> since the first year i suppose i started teaching lessons and then i became a supervising my students and staff and now i can judge that the stuff you see on t._v. <hes> now i don't i don't i wouldn't judge at a certain level. They asked me to judge with some of these. Things and i kinda say now. There's better people than that. I mean i'm not i don't feel i'm qualified for certain levels of judging in the pro.