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"fourth wall" Discussed on WTOP
"That content. And if you publish content, you've created, you're not within the four walls of the statute. Under your theory, they would not be liable for the content of the books. But providing the catalog. Google argues the law, section two 30, protects it from legal responsibility. Time to hunker down for a round of severe winter weather set to sweep the country. Jenny bower lives in saint Anthony, Minnesota. I'm filling up the car. I got groceries being delivered. And my husband's getting gas for the snow blower. The vigil continues for the 39th president in his small hometown in the south. Now at home hospice care, 98 year old former president Jimmy Carter is being surrounded by family and close friends. El Moser is among the many reflecting on mister Carter's life. He's done so much good. Especially since he was president. Those closest to him say mister Carter is at peace. Jim crystal is CBS News planes, Georgia, existing home sales down for the 12th month in a row, dousa, 5 56. This is CBS News. Now there's a simple, easy and effective way to clean your nose and protect your health, it's called Navajo. Available at Navajo dot com. 1203 on WTO on a Tuesday, the 21st of February, bright sunshine 55°, we're heading into the 60s. Good afternoon, I'm Mark Lewis, with the top local stories where he following this hour, a serious crash between two vehicles under investigation along Connecticut avenue in the district. It happened near the national zoo, D.C. fire an EMS as 7 people were injured there, including three with critical injuries. Those who were injured include 6 adults and one teenager. There are still delays in that area. We're keeping you posted on that in traffic and weather on the 8s. An update now on the trial of 6 men charged in connection with the shooting death of ten year old Mikhail Wilson in northeast D.C.. The jury today is scheduled to hear from Wilson's 19 year old sister. She was injured in the shooting and is expected to describe what it was like, desperately trying to escape the gunfire. Prosecutors say Wilson was killed as gang members fired randomly outside Wilson's apartment in July of 2018. There is a growing effort in buoy to document the unmarked graves of those who were enslaved on a Jesuit plantation, as well as their descendants. For weeks now volunteers have been clearing brush and planting flags, lots of flags on the hill between the chapel and Maryland route four 50 here in Bowie. Not all of them are grave
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Carl Jackson: The Church Must Speak Out Against the Woke
"Us that claim to be people of faith, those of us that are of a religious persuasion, we need to take all of these things into account and we need to step up and do our job. I do believe that America is woke because the church is weak. I do believe that the transgender craze exists because the church hadn't been speaking out. I do believe that CRT, this new systemic racism, implanted implanted by the Democrat party because they've always been a racist party for God's sake, but this new systemically racist Democrat party with their CRT with their SEL. Unfortunately, I think, in large part, are only successful because the church of God has been so unsuccessful. And it frustrates me. I say that as a Christian, I say that as an evangelical and I'm not without guilt. There are times perhaps where I should have spoken up more. I'm not quiet about hardly anything nowadays. But there are times I can look back and I'm like, man, I should have been more vocal. I should have taken this action or that action and guys, it's up to all of us now to take action to save this country and I am really challenging you people of faith. It's up to you to stand up to save this country. It's not enough to sit inside of some freaking fort will four walled building and think that you've done your job as a citizen as a Christian as a Jew as a Mormon as a Catholic. It is not enough. Your faith doesn't end at the doors of that sanctuary. But I think we've acted that way for so long. We can look at what it's caused, the havoc, that it's reeked.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"fourth wall" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Outside parents protesting and that's a discussion that happens in the four walls of your house. Not for somebody at high level to tell us what to do many on the same page about not being anti mask instead, anti mandate. I think it's really comes down to parent choice. I'm not against kids wearing a mask, but I'm against being mandated. That's what she feels safe and comfortable there. Please do that. But I also don't want my rights and post and that's WBZ TV's Lisa Gretzky reporting the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports 1290 new covid cases tonight that is out of more than 47,000 tests. Seven day average positivity rate is now up to 2.72% 575. People are hospitalized with Covid 19 in the state. 140 of them are in the ICU. Now. There are 16 new covid deaths in tonight's report. A day after, uh deliberations between Speaker Nancy Pelosi, another key Democratic lawmakers, the House finally approves the $3.5 trillion budget resolution. 220. The nays are 212 After an uncertain morning following the fallout from moderate Democrats, the House approves the $3.5 trillion budget resolution. Also, lawmakers set a vote on the $1 trillion infrastructure package for September 27th. The House is also expected to cast the final vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Before they head off again for the rest of its summer recess. Once the House concludes its business today, members are not expected to return until mid September. I Kajaki, ABC News Washington and coming right up Tiktok stardom coming at a price that story.
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
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"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"Blurbs in the players giggle because i got it would be. I would be mad at him to. What are you gonna do. You're in you're in this big courtly situation wherever or somebody tells a horrible joke in king audibly rome's head in his hands it just as it will. You're basically conveying that this was a terrible foe paw and it's kind of funny or it's almost like this out of character activity. I don't know. I just it it. It's that's that's allow lot of the jokes. Come out in my games. You know is a fourth wall break. Somebody's like man that would be like you know getting hit the bag of wet cheese. What do you what jeez rower. Isn't that fucking because there was a. I don't know if this is i. Don't this pertains the exact same example that you're talking about but during this last cyberpunk read game distel. This woman to mention calls me to say. Hey i want a book these guys and she goes said okay so she says come to metal storm. You know meet us there at eleven o'clock ten o'clock tonight. Nine o'clock nine o'clock meet. Is there at nine o'clock. Got it got it. I immediately hang up the phone. I call the social media person. Which is crystal's character Whose name escapes me at the moment and i say hey we got this thing at metal storm i need you to cover and give us some social media coverage and egypt his start putting it out there blah blah blah blah. It's gonna be pretty big. She is okay okay. What time in a mike. Eight o'clock now crystals like no. Are you sure right. So she's kinda still in care. She's in the room. She's basically in the room. She heard you see him. Say nine o'clock heard the go between between being the game master. And i said no. No eight o'clock eight o'clock be there. I'll meet you there. Be great..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"We're gonna pray to her onus together. I want to try to rally them in some way. I don't even know what guy. Darrell the make man but i really wanna try. Yeah jeff does that. Jeff does that a lot. That's my buddy. Nicholson and sometimes and i like. that's cool. yeah that's fun. That's a good role playing moment. I can say yeah okay. They rally or they argue with you or whatever but he explicitly states where he's trying to do right and sometimes and i like that better than a grayhawk it. I roll the d. twenty. I seriously room. I got a fifteen i find right so i also use this when someone is that on engaged engaged. We'll all they expect as a single die roll. No roleplaying no description. We've talked about that. An old school had some good pointers around like five year rules and stuff. But even if you're playing you know traveler star wars whatever. It is whatever's going to search capability for you call with the. What have you and you just rolls. You want search. I got twenty two okay as a game. Master could say. Explain to me what it is. You're actually looking for. I'm not telling you don't find it. I just want to know what you're looking for right because otherwise you can if you if you say oh twenty two well you find a really fancy inkwell. there's typewriter tell the typewriters been recently used in the e key sticks quite a bit on the players getting frustrated. They're getting annoyed because this garbage they feel. You're pandering to them like you're being dick. Just giving him crap. Because i succeeded you know when in fact they would have preferred an answer of. There's nothing there. But that's very unsatisfying. Right now there's nothing to find. It's very boring but there's a way to do this. Remark that wall down. I got a twenty two. What are you trying to find one trying to see if you a note to his secretary because she told us that he was gonna do this in like well. There's no note from her but there is from his boyfriend. Oh okay cool right. You know what the real clue is. They're looking at it for this angle. Then you get to flip it around. Lola no no no no no has nothing to do with lady at the front desk has to do with this boyfriend I didn't even know he was in go involved. You know things pick up. So i love doing that and i think i was looking at it with. How is running my grayhawk game and how i was right from kids and other folks just different things i do in the video for mac kicked it into me. So so sean you looked at it and we've talked about this forbid do you do this at all..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"Can be very difficult and someone's like well i applied with people and i have plenty of examples of my years of playing and hopefully known. Also have this problem. Well one of my friend's wife was playing a game at gen con one year and She runs into a tree and She wants shoot somebody with a pistol so bag of their. She's at a shoot you miss. She's like oh okay all right. That's weird she's like. This is odd. It's a demo game for a brand new game right okay. Interesting next comes under. What do you do kim. i shoot you miss. He does to her four times before. She's a very calm issues. why am i missing. You didn't bother to tell me stepped out from behind the tree. So she's like i. Would you shooting my gun into a tree for four rounds and i never noticed you said. Hey i told you you have to tell me what you're doing. I'm gonna run all my woods like that. Moving forward she was port game holders. Forbid landers cheat. She was so pissed. And i've only seen her mad like when like when somebody kurt her dog deputy. She's never mad. Jews living angry so hopefully that doesn't happen but sometimes we will do a thing. We're like okay so you sure you want what we get masters will say. See sure you're gonna do a running jump over this chasm. Yeah you're jumping this chasm with all your gear on well. Yeah i'm just gonna run down leap across it. Gimme gimme leaping role. And it's you know minus ten percent because you're overloaded woj five percent chance i'll i'm not gonna badge said you did it. You know because you already had this argument back before. So i honestly think it's because we're trying to be immersed trying to see everything right. We want to be in this world and meta gaming slash fourth wall..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"I lost at sea. Will you do this for me. And matt extensive. Look he's a he's howard. He will only follow you. If you ask him his opinion his opinion will be run away to the safest thing possible of less. Lucky romulo risky. Yeah yeah really risk averse but he likes you and will follow you anywhere right. He also an example of dwarves in his universe tend to be short klingons so the characters at nbc dwarfed and like what. We asked the nbc. To where if the door because what better way to die than against overwhelming. Odds die okay. He's insane. We'll not talk the door. So i'm trying to figure out whether this why maybe it's one end of the same. But why isn't it just meta gaming. I don't know that's a damn good question. Maybe when maybe it is yeah it could well be. I think the concept of the fourth wall near the reason i brought it as such is because oftentimes we're in character people talk about immersion. They want to be in the game. They want to have this wonderful feeling. Like i am doing the thing my character would do and so forth and you can do that. I think sometimes to a fault because you are not that person is the game master. I'm not this other person you want. The you want things to move forward some people very very much into large some people very much enjoy sitting in a corner drinking artificial wine and talking and character in getting what many people consider. Fuck all done for eight hours. I've seen it half a right but they had fun. And i'm not gonna knock that fun. Hi brett can't fuck and do that. Drives me bananas different running again. I want to progress. Thanks to move right and when people are getting frustrated and confused about okay so cute described room again. Sean is don't get this is so does the roko ceiling or is it hanging loose in the air..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"The third a horse horse recognized for horse. He breaks the fourth wall in that shakespearean movie adaptation of that. Play all the time. He'll be doing something he'll turn look right at the camera and you know he's talking to you. He leans in which is exactly what the character doing the play and a my apologies from screwing up which Shakespeare's plays mrs was english. Major summer mall anyway when he leans in. He's got this wonderful ian mckellen smile. Like you know what i'm doing here. Don't you look at this this woman. I'm going to woo her even though her husband has died because i had him killed. Watch what i'm going to do. And he says he's horrible things and he's playing. You is telling you what's going on. It's he's wonderful explicit statements and it's beautiful device. Not only does it make you as the audience. go ma. i know something. Ha ha ha on the inside track but it also gives you this really wonderful. I was right now. Oh i think this is what's going on the characters. Say yes sean yes brett. That's totally or do so. I think examples what. I think we do this summer. Jump around the notes here for second shot. I think we already do this. A few different times in our games. I would state that we are. We try to be very explicit or often as game masters and his players when we explain combat or explain the scene of some kind right. You see this you we try use flowery beautiful language. Sometimes we try to be eloquent. Explain what the tavern looks like. Explain what the the master ball looks like. What does the you know. What do the hackers look like sitting in the corner at this. Whatever what's going on what is jungle feel like was the planet and so on. We try to be very explicit so that people understand what they have to work with right. What's their what's not their players often..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"You know i like this. This is really cool. And the clocks thing. Man i have heard that and after experiencing the clocks with With craig shipman when we when we did blades. I thought that was really cool. It's a thing that myself and eric frankowski another game masters and like we do this anyway but having a mechanism if nothing else instead of that hand scrawled note that says don't forget guards after them we go guards in a pie tick tick tick cool about that. It's like a nice little bit of shorthand. That helps you remember to keep shit movin. So i think it's i think it's a neat idea. It'd be very helpful. Why any system. Lots of people like the clocks tick it. It's got a great effect to it and part of the effect. I think he's just simply as the game master even if the players see it if you're doing it that way if you keep him to yourselves but i think there's some power and having the players see it because much like Like just with the. Xp piece is when they're tracking their own stuff all ship. That's going to go wall. We're probably up the clock. You're darn right at wilson sean dick and will mark on it. They can see what's happening the dreading it. They feel the impending doom which is something that can be hard to do. I think that's one of the reasons why there is a An calculators the there's a sanity rating on your character sheet that's why dread uses the jenga tower. You want to have an impending doom feeling and sometimes the visual is just awesome watching the numbers and the hit point tracker. Go down the impending. Doom builds watch go down in your sanity Christ here radio same thing so and this is just a good story impending doom happening. Not just very specific to you. So that's good stuff thanksgiving. That was really cool. Yeah thanks it's getting the may tap brett..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"I have to. They have been approved. Alex hit me up today and asked me if we still podcast booth said yes. Yeah we went to see the joshua's and we went to josh or sean. I know my colleague josh. My colleague has been working on it. I thought we were all square ways. Just checking like okay. Thanks fourth from the top top from the top. Yeah we We we tend to get that kind of attention. He probably looked at the map and whitmer worse. Worst sean. what's going on. we were gaming bs. I wanted to shut this down somebody. That's everything stopped. Everybody stopped who who's responsible didn't as probably what did you buy them and get a table over there. That's probably what happened. Right poor interns their needs crucified. Pray volunteer anyway. If you're hopefully coming game will come. We will see you. There will ever little booth which is basically Alex guys love to give a shit recording while you're here what's the point having a booth like. Well this is where all of our friends stop i. It's like hang place so we strongly encourage you if you're Friend of ours from the show or just friends of each other. You stop by say hi. Hang out while we're there or we're not there. Sit down and hang out yourselves. it's totally buying. It's just a place to Together and Canopy asked a little bit with fellow yesterday. So there you know. Saturday evening will be some type of suare. I'm sure i don't really run game saturday night. So we'll put that out. there will probably be typically. I think alex announced that. There's a bureau clarion thing a couple different nights. Yeah from there so but if nobody else will figure out something for ourselves and listeners as well so now we have a guest that it plans on. Bring beer to bring so well. I am so. I mean in started brewing like two months ago. I think alfie wild troopers in the chat. But i don't want to say like hayes broom beer. We gotta be there in case something happens. You know. we can't show up or something that was not there which just tipped went back in stead and saved. Wish you were here all right man. That's about it. do ran. Random encounter hoover mcconnell statement in the story field. Voicemails emails comments for social media. I one timothy stone calls one in again counts directed you jeff jeff bridge a wool to held. I do. i don't know why i give my name mixed up. It's it said age. I do that to camp bill fair. I can awake bill. Yeah bill just. Hey brady sean. 10-stone here. Just on i was listening to some more recent back episodes and and Something came out around a persona temple of elemental evil. And i'm trying to get to the root of this. And i can't seem to google it. I'm not sure where this came from. And maybe this is brett. This might be something of your hogue of your invention. But where is it that prince donal is a van higher. I can't seem to g- rock that from the key. One through four as written. He's hurting. he doesn't come off of the vampire In words is written. And i'm curious this is just you know an example of somebody thinking that that's what happened to him when he was down there Currently have print samo is somewhat of a un distract. I should say distracted patron of the party Certainly within my campaign..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"Look as though they're getting payment from the woman that hire us for the king we're like. Hey what the hell we paying this guy off. We almost killed are what the farc. Yeah okay and she's like was all. I heard these guys to do that. Because i wanted to. See what your skills were. She's hired bands in the past. They didn't work out so now she's like wanting us to be very particular southern skills for band well true. Well i mean a rocker. Boy's name is nathan explosion and so nathan explosion. That's right zero real person. It's the lead singer from death clock a cartoon Matlock ellipse is a cartoon on Adult swim why didn't know that these guys probably are in that circle got in my head. Yeah yeah they sing. Songs like They they had an album that was like metal for fish and like when people listen. You're like yeah we don't understand it does. It's because you're not a fish. This is i you know i have some. Have some of my notes right here. Actually on stickiness. Yeah and so. You haven't fun though. Yeah yeah so that it just started so then. Jimmy start getting us into you to do this or that and cool. Yeah so we'll see. I don't know if this is really. My forte is a talent manager. But i guess. I am I could find wasted to get things. Yes generally good. I'm playing. You're not good at organizing people getting on the gigs and getting them from new gig. Yeah yeah that's not. That's nothing your experience with sean. Some you'll just fumble stumble your way through them. One and then This thursday kicks off forbid land. So i got all the guys characters got all their dark secret their pride which saw parts of forbid lands mechanics so the nice to dwarf couple couple humans because they have a couple of different ethnicities and then a new. God forbid lens to this time. It's time it's real forbidden last to this time it's real personal or whatever. Okay good good. Good good so i get okay. Why where are you from..
Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
"The city is this sprawling. Massive place byles miles across been here. As long as anyone could remember. Noble's play their power game skilled maneuver for money and influence. Dr things emerged from the shadows to aunt and the land bladders take everything in while keeping the darkness at bay thing now is wondering why. Why do these players keep the darkness. Back what investment do they have an avalon streets avant urban rpg setting by rep lazinski for the world's most popular role playing game as for it at your friendly local game store or head over to gaming and bs dot com forward slash streets gaming and bs episode three fifty one being recorded monday. July one thousand nine hundred twenty twenty one welcome to gaming nba table rpg. Podcast i'm sean number or show. Welcome back folks sean. You look like the guy tambi. That's out there frightened. All hit record hit stream advanced. It's recording hike. It's a win for you to do a ric flair woo. Every are t the baby name. Awesome so let's see. What kind of gave did you do. Since we talked. Last run i think cooling channel cyberpunk grad got underway. Shoes this past tuesday. Did you get into it enough where you are understanding how much you like don't like mechanics setting system anything like that or you like still working your way through the nuances still working the way through the nuances but you know the setting is i mean. The group is pre interesting. We're playing essentially a rock band punk. Rock got aren't you like the The bookie. I'm the i'm the manager manager. Whatever recording producer. Yeah i'm the the business guy of the ban all right so it was good Begat percent on a mission. Well we got hired for a gig right some some woman delfin so just going to ask you. I love factors. There's a band gets sent on a mission. Why you get hired for a gig okay. We hired for. Excuse me for a gig to play outdoors. No contract my really like in terms of it. See we play the night market. And then we're supposed to convoy with our groupies and our fans back to the two metal storm. the club. okay. Yeah right for to kind of finish up. Got it so we do that but as we do that there's a it's not the wu tang clan. It's a butane. It's it's the accusa it's some street. Gang rival gang of some sorts gang gam motorcycles. Fine shooting up the place we're involved and then we get to metal storm and the people that were involved in the shooting..
AP News Radio
Listen Up: Biden Speaks Volumes in a Whisper to Make a Point
"President Biden has been using a different strategy to get his point across at certain moments he whispers trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany calls it peculiar and crazy I think it's time to give ordinary people a tax break it does look a little bit like and Saturday Night Live skit Vanessa Beasley is an associate professor of communications at Vanderbilt University you can see how frustrated he is or give the appearance of being frustrated right so that breaks the fourth wall if you will the presidency to see what our president really thinks president Biden moves in toward the microphone talks about issues like financial help for families one point two million dollars released so far please leave says usually raising the volume gets the message across it sort of sets everybody back a little bit when you see someone going in a different direction and reducing their body on his talk show Stephen Cole bear said the Biden whispers are a little creepy at Donahue Washington
ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"fourth wall" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I guess we're just letting anybody in right? Anybody could be a superstar Devin Booker is a beast. What about Trey as Trey, a superstar who He just goes by trade? Yes, Yes, I think I can say Devin Booker is a superstar. Especially when he's next to Chris. Paul. Yeah, exactly because no, who was who was Devin Booker before Chris Paul got there. Zach Lavine. Correct. Okay. Like you get the right point guard here, and Zach doesn't have to be ball dominant as a facilitator and score. Look out. So do you understand my point like Danny's like, so if Devin Booker was just Zach Lavine before Chris Paul got there and ate and got there. What do you think Zach Lavine is The same. Just like like a star. Yes, See, I think when you get anointed, you're on team USA when they could pick from just about anybody other than the foreign place. You're you have now arrived. Zach Lavine. Congrats. You've arrived. It's elite company to be on that team. It is elite. And when I saw his name, and I saw it, said balls, I was proud. I was proud to be a couple of drop out. Some people didn't It's like the probable. You know, guys, don't James Harden can't make a man Mitch was a pro ball. Why can't make it this year? Mitch is a star here. We got Probo. I've got to alternate. I've got two more that we've got to get to. So we got to go quickly. But this is one that I have to ask you boys. So yesterday we had a team building exercise. And because of that, we had normal hours and we were driving home during rush hour, which absolutely some was horrible. Bad, Absolutely. Have to get the ride. Park was tough, but because of that, I had a good amount of time to sit in the car and listen to Fred and Xander, Fred said. Something that made my jaw drop. You know, obviously, you know, his his late wife passed away a few years ago and friends awesome. Pat was awesome, Fred said. Since he's responsible for cleaning the house and cleaning the toilets ever since Pat passed away, he now sits down when he pees. And I ask you, gentlemen, shot or no shot. You ever sit down to pee aside from a 12 combo or when you really wasted what? What is the 12 combo? I know very well in an over for a strike and strike three. 12 combo gets it done. There's nothing that one away. You ever have 123 combo? No, that's getting business. Take the worst. Um, Yeah, that's a shot at times. I want to read my phone and just be left alone. Really? Yeah, that is a shot because I don't know what's coming. No. See that doesn't count. Because that's that falls the 12 combo category That happens when you're like, Maybe maybe not. I'll sit down and try. I'm just talking. You know, You've got to go number one and you sit down. Well, I don't if I don't have anything else that I have, like Hey, honey, we're going to sit down for dinner. Let me run to the bathroom. No, but If I want to just look at my phone and just be left alone. Yeah, that's happened. Mind is blown by this. Absolutely Me, too. But again for me, It's just like a man. I'm going in there for the one and all of a sudden. 11. God get it over for a strike. It is what it too right into the toilet. I mean, that's okay. So you've got to be concerned. Yeah, so absolutely right. When he said that, like my job was like One of the greatest things and I have two sons and a daughter. One of the greatest things is when we're at the park and the boys have to go to bathroom wagon say. See that tree goal, right, like the standing and peeing is one of the bull. Real true blessings of being a mansion is Because 99% of the time I'm standing Fred that bad with his aim, he says He never sits now because he's responsible for cleaning the toilet. He never even if it's yes stands because even if it's one or two drops, he has to clean it If he doesn't clean it immediately. Those longitude fricking bowl. Listen. Okay. You get the water, displacement. It splashes. Okay, so Regular fourth wall. Uh, Fred always had to clean. Pat wasn't doing that. So I I I like how he says it's now not Pat passed away, but he was always the cleaner in his house was just caveat down now, while front can deny that, But I know that Fred was the chief cleaner in his house, even when his wife was because I was there. Was there. You know, I was adopted my friend. No. Um Wow. That's different Strikes. You were living this different strokes. No, but I do know that for sure. Yeah. Yeah. Fred was Conrad Bain. That's what happened. Mr. Drummond. That's right. Yeah. So no, no, Fred, always the cleaner in this house. Danny, Go ahead. All right, boys, I'm going to ask you this question. Now you'll answer it on the other side of the break. Okay. Aaron Rodgers has a silver bullet for the 2021 season. It is an opt out. An agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association indeed, will grant broad powers to all players to opt out of the 2021 season. Regardless of whether they opted out in 2020, or whether they have been diagnosed with the high risk condition. This includes your boy into Roger's. By next Friday, July 2nd. He can pull the plug on the 2021 season. It would be permanent. He could not change his mind, but he can do it and that would give him 18.3 million. He'd keep by opting out. So I ask you guys shot Don't know shot. Aaron Rodgers does indeed hate the Packers so much. He will opt out of the 2021 season. You guys will answer that next. All right, we'll be right back. Cap and Jay Hood mornings on ESPN. One positive..
Resident Evil Village Review
"Resident evil village. I like it. i'm i'm still in the castle. I have dealt with two of the vampire daughters about where that's about where i am right now. Sam how about you. I am between you and then because i passed that in about to leave the castle. Tina's the Furthest yeah apparently. I have a very important that have already giving sam that i need you. Damon leave the castle. Make sure before you leave when you're done go everywhere and make sure all your rooms or blue and get the treasure because you will not be able to come back and i left some treasure behind thinking that i would be able to in my leisure wander around and find that stuff but no so became just game see to just accept the fourth wall break and look you once you leave here. You're knocking coming back ever for a long time. It's hot and these eh. Do that for big boss battles like this is the point of no return but not individual chapters sandwiches relevant to your interest. I've actually looked. And i haven't found a good guide for turning the rooms blue then making sure you find these items so funny. That is the the the thing. I pitched at our guides. I was like just help people on turn the rooms. Yeah and that's so true so we're or we're actually doing it. I think it's gonna be up today but it's really funny because there are things that you need to do to do that. Which you can't figure out when you're in there like i figure out like break all the bases you open all the drawers. That's the easy stuff. But these darn crystals you can shut off the walls an example and there's other too and there's there's a big treasurer in the dungeon of the castle. It's totally optional. The you can go down and get a lot of enemies to get there and so forth.
Home Depot Reports Good 4th-Quarter and 2020 Numbers
"Home depot. Fourth quarter profits came in higher than expected but shares falling a little bit today on concerns that twenty twenty one is not going to be a strong home depot is twenty twenty was and i will just point out shares of home depot over the past year even with the drop today shares are up little more like let's call it ten percent maybe eleven percent ten eleven percent. This is not a stock that has shot to the moon in the past year. I'm it's still the same business. They've done an amazing job over the last ten months a managing their business in the wake of the pandemic. I'm i'm not sure why there is at least a little bit of pessimism today about home depot the pessimism if there is some Comes out of what a small amount of guidance the company gave so before addressing that On the numbers you know the cops were up comparable sales at that. Existing stores are up. Twenty four point five percent or total sales up twenty four point five percent and comparable sales were up twenty five percent. So that gives you a sort of level set on. How business did they don't grow a lot of stores at home depot. They they just keep doing a great job. The stores they have not many close nominee open So it's not a growth story through. They expand the size of their stores in many cases with side by side. Lots for Plants and things like that and and things that they can put outside the four walls of the store So growth for the company was about twenty five percent for the year. As you say the stock only went up about eleven percent. Part of that is because the sales growth was More expensive margins contracted because of the increased costs of operating during covid and then the guidances is a little weaker than what people might have been hoping for which is a. They didn't give any guidance. They they said Company said that because of the uncertainty of how things are going to play out They don't feel comfortable giving guidance. But if things look in twenty twenty one on the way they looked at the second half of twenty twenty they think flat to slightly positive comps
The Digiday Podcast
'We shouldn't have to go on so many first dates': How Bustle Digital Group is wooing advertisers
"I wanted to start with. I guess the e commerce side of things. 'cause you mentioned that that Affiliate revenue was up more substantially than the other areas of your business which makes complete sense given the increase of online shopping. Pretty much across the board So most of your. Is it true that like all of your e. Commerce business is affiliate at this point. That's right at this point. All of our affiliate business comes through affiliate links and relationships primarily with amazon. It's no secret that most lifestyle publishers like us have a lot of Affiliate business that comes through amazon just creating and serving a boatload of content. I think we do over a thousand articles a year. Most of that connected back to amazon and driving that business. But i'm really excited on april. First we are going to launch a new commerce initiative across most of our sites that will allow readers to transact within our four walls. Stay on our platform through native checkout through a universal shopping cart We're going to create a very very big commerce initiative that will not at all compete with what we do with amazon but allow reader transact for some of the things that are not necessarily looking for when they're shopping through us on amazon. That's really neat. So is going to be kind of like marketplace that lives on all of your brands websites. Or is it kind of like a separate entity of itself. So we've got a really terrible working name for it. I'll share with you it's called. Bg's shops that's not the title will be out with that sort of our our code name for it now will launch it on bustle. Inverse vizo report and nylon to start. Which are you know. Big sites where they have real scale and traffic and for the most part Our users in readers there to transact and think about product and we have thousands and thousands of editorial articles that we do every single year that have shopping links in them. They might be through siblings again. It might be through amazon. It might be linked directly to macys dot com. The difference here is the shopping engine That we're going to be partnering with allows for readers very seamlessly transact on our site Checkout once they can check out for as many products as they like and then a bot will basically push the order directly to a retailer to fulfil the transaction and the consumer will get you know five or six different packages in the mail but the checkout experience will be will be super Kind of seamless and most importantly friction lewis. I think you know. The pandemic has accelerated a lot of things. You know even how we're having this podcast conversation right now We might be doing it in a different format. Had we not had you know quarantine but it's also accelerated Advertisers emphasis on performance and conversion with the work that we do for them so we do a lot of branded content a lot of upper funnel awareness building type work big beautiful storytelling influence your work videos. But it's harder with those kind of tactics to have. Readers actually have the opportunity to transact move down the funnel to purchase this this this opportunity that we're launching really really removes all those barriers no longer. Will there be seventy clicks away to a point of transaction. You'll be able to do it right from the content that we're creating and not our site to have to do it so i'm really optimistic about it. I think companies like goop were invented with the idea of content and commerce. Working really well together. And we're looking to kind of kick all of that up a notch and really service both our advertising partners through through this new econ experience but also you know maybe creates a new affiliate revenue streams as well.
Fandom Zone Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Fandom Zone Podcast
"They're their little road trip together was greatness once she gets out of character and she's catching up what's going. I love seeing them. Interact together. I love that vision. Thinks it's one stopping him from getting there. But i don't think that is the case at all. I think it's agatha because she doesn't want them together right And i love he when he breaks kind of character as far as the sitcom like he's sitting there kind of being all fill duffy. And like well you know. I just don't really think. And then all of a sudden like what am i sitting here doing this. And he pulls off his mike and goes off vision and darcy's like okay. I'll meet you there. Flies he flies. Yeah yeah just a really really A fun sequence. That kind of moves the story forward that you know and and you know i'm pulling for our heroes You know wanda hebrew you know vision is a hero and i know. She's in a bad place. But i don't think and i'm kind of like so you don't see here like monica's like this is a coping method. You know when mono- keep saying no this is trust me. She's not evil. She isn't something. This is something that's gone on. And i truly do think it is What became a coping. Mechanism was taken over by Other other forces while guessing right. How about you dick vision darcy of this story to to Pick up a way. Jesse left off. I was so glad that western point vision was like nuts to this. And kinda just flew up. Because i'm sure tons of fans would have been like the guy can fly. What's he doing in a truck that was he. That was me totally. Like and slightly. Why are you stuck in traffic. There's no reason for you to be stuck in traffic. Yes so i'm sure they. The right is the eventually folks would be like a low guy can fly. So this is an issue. The exchanges between Dossier envisioned are wonderful. And it made me think of maybe the of conversations the i might be happy with my niece when she when i start introducing through the the. Mcu went catching her on everything and it could even be you know the geeky boyfriend introducing the the the goal friend into these movies or the gopher and doing the boyfriend kind of things like sitting down which one division for the times like okay. This is what happened you to get that. He died and this happened and this guy came around and time was changed. This would no. I don't think it's not good jumping. No it's not a good point this is. This is advanced level as far as concerns. Folks should kind of catch up on the. Emc you before you watch this. This is senior year material here. Definitely yup they have to go back to avengers high school. I know the exchanges. With just so witty and i was glad that then i wonder how much is off the cuff..
Fandom Zone Podcast
"fourth wall" Discussed on Fandom Zone Podcast
"I just flew to cancun and was easy. no yeah it's been Luckily we did not lose when we had few powered glimpse or internet glimpse It was not very bad. Chris didn't have power and so he ended up coming to the house. The biggest issue. I had And that's why you guys were nice enough on desktop everywhere. Filling in for me is You i run a call center and so all my people. We were so proud charles. We sent everyone home on friday. Like okay every one of her home. Bring your equipment known have to ride on the gedo drive on the icy snow and then we did not count on you know blackouts and internet outage in so So yeah i've i've been kind of working long hours trying to keep everything going but yes everyone is safe. No one in my family or anyone at my work life Lost anything but food. Several people You know did like. Oh yeah i you know. I had bought a bunch of groceries now than the power was out for two days and so they're ruined and we on because my company is great They opened the office. Two people Because are we share a building with a data center like there's all kinds of backup so we had power. We had water..
"fourth wall" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"Though the girl's mother that's she thought was dead but turn out not be dead and we got her about like two or something and she turned out to be like a witch success with the devil. So they go. Maybe diablo three story there. Maybe maybe i'll play along but the cards close to the chest. Yeah yeah. I just wanted to mention that because like i when i saw that i was like oh man already know them. Officials theories are going to be even more bunny now then like you said by the time we get to the conclusion of this episode. This like nope. You must have a different things. I do on social media because actually she's actually don't see a lot of those theorems so i know you do follow a lot more of like other pages and things of that nature that probably you know. Bring this all up I fall a lot of random nutritional fucker camping stuff but yeah so Outside of that the other question. I had what happened to the boys. Yeah yeah no. We're not quite areas. We can lead up to it. Because i noticed we were talking about the upset and order. But that's my next question then is good but if we go back to shield or shield sword for a moment what about hammer not introduced yet nails. Not even everything. Are you sure helmet also matter. Thank dirk i was trying to think of a ridiculous weapon. Just something that would never make it to the acronym board a no one wants to be dirk. Yes we're back to sword where tyler hayward everybody's favorite character and the head of sword is planning to launch something probably a missile or who knows what hard to say right now but he's planning to launch something and we don't really see where i thing is yet but we're gonna do it and we see that monica is gearing up with a a special rover made for space traveling or at least like you know br roaming on other planets that is. She's got one of those from sword and she's gonna take that and drive it into the hicks and she has on a special cool looking. Space has met suit by one so now. You know what they gave me for my birthday. I want a that. You went batman costume with a cape. What i have both. Come on buddy on you know how this works. One thing one thing you pick one.
KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"fourth wall" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"That silence, which is even more silent than normal Silence, which is that because no one's breathing anymore, And then Christopher Plummer looks, nods and then goes on and continues the next line. But I've never seen an actress, especially some of the Christian ponder break the fourth wall like that. Addressed the audience on Ben End up this stopping the entire show. The following week Like I had a vision board. Farah Fawcett is in a play called something Bed on fire or something like that. Yeah, sure. Remember this. I do Remember that? Yeah. Second Act. A crazy guy gets up onto the stage runs up onto the stage to save Farrah Fawcett. And then I was like, Well, I guess everybody's breaking the fourth wall after Christopher Plummer, you know, reprimands us Junior in high school. I guess this guy his way. There's no reason I can't run up on stage and save. Oh, the burning bed was everything that was the burning bed with fair for you. Yeah. So have you ever gotten a chance to see anybody amazing on stage and think I am seeing a true icon in the world of theater? Not not so much. No, I really I really don't have a story like that. I think that's kind of amazing, though. And you wonder. I mean, it's Christopher Plummer. Right, so no one is going to dress him down after the show. But if a community theater person did that, let's say just a regular old Whatever decided that they were doing, you know, Bell book and Candle and they look up and they say, I'll wait. You wonder what the director would have done to that person. You know if it were just a regular old actor? Well, if it was a horrible community theater show.
The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
Reach Out and Gather In with Karen Ehman
"Well i am so happy to have caring eamon with today. She's in new york times bestselling author speaker with thirty ministries she writes for encouragement today and has an online devotional that reaches over four million women daley she's authored fifteen bucks and i'm really excited to talk about your newest book. Karen reachout gather in. Can you kind of tell us what brought you to this book. And what's the what's the heart behind it. Sure and thanks so much for having me. It's just great to be with you today. Well i grew up in a home. I had a mom who was just so giving and so loving but had a very different personality than me. She's pretty quiet and shy. And you know. I'm one of these people. That's at the party with lamp shade on my head and i have always talking In so i didn't the same kind of personality that she had. But there was one aspect of her behavior that i just really wanted to emulate and that was the fact that she had this philosophy in life. That if you ever felt like things weren't going your way and your circumstances had you down that you always need to remember that. There's somebody out there. Has it worse off than you. So go find that person and make their day and in some strange way. It makes sure as well and i just saw her live this out. I just saw her a very others. Centered person a very welcoming person. And as i grew up in became a christian as a teenager. I saw that my goodness she got this from the bible. You know she was a believer and i i saw that. That's how the lord calls us to live to not be so self-focused always thinking what's in it for me but to be somebody who tries to reach out in and tries to look for that person and notice that person who leased expects to be seen Wow that's so powerful and so needed in this time. i think maybe it's personality taibbi. It's just the time we're in but it's just so easy to become self focused. I don't think we mean to but it's just like it's easy to believe that the world revolves around us. Has it come naturally to you to be other centered. Sometimes it has. I would honestly say with others outside my family it acts. I'm pretty good at reaching out to others and putting others first and you know trying to keep them happy or make them happy and make them feel that sometimes within my four walls of a little more difficult you know. I think that we all know. Sometimes family brings out the worst us and sometimes i wonder if that's just because you know our friends and coworkers neighbors you know. They have a choice whether or not they want to hang around us or whether or not. They're gonna like us that our family have no choice right so sometimes we let our bad behavior just kind of bubble up to the surface and we bent on them. Because you know they're not going anywhere they're stuck with us right so i would say it comes pretty naturally with other people outside my home but i have to work on a little more with people inside my home. That's where i tend to be more selfish. Yeah well and we're living in this world right now where you know. I think with covid and everything. We're not able to gather and we've been. I wonder sometimes we were so busy beforehand that maybe we didn't have time together. What are you hearing from people when it comes to this idea of connecting in a deeper way and becoming others focused. I think covid has really changed. Things i know before. It seems like sometimes we would gross about hamanaka gotta go to that meeting church. You know i've got to go to another soccer game. You know even though my child rather gets in the game. He kinda rides the bench. But i've gotta go and be the good mom and we kinda groused about those impersonal things and we tended to gravitate more to our phones. You know we get addicted to our phones and we have them always with us in in our pocket and we can let them easily divert us from the real life happening in front of our faces. But i think in a weird way for me and for people that i'm close to. It's kind of switch things now. We're kind of tired of screens. Were tired of being on zoom meetings. We're tired of only getting you know our human interaction through the face of our phone or over screen as we work at home or whatever and now we're kind of craving those in person meetings we we had. I'm in michigan and michigan has opened. I think much more slowly than a lot of the rest of the country but we did have Some friends over outdoors. Socially distanced had our masks on came over for just a little cookout. And i remember when they last just crying thinking what a blessing that was to hang out with our friends and to talk to them to see them face to face even though it was in our backyard and we had our lawn chairs kind of spread out from each other. But i used to take that for granted. And when i had another invitation to a high school graduation had already been to seven the ear. I'm like i don't wanna go. I'm tired of people and now yeah. I missing people. Missing people sell its Flip-flopped a little bit the the in person interaction and the the screen time or the screen interaction touching screens. I think we're spending so much time now touching screens that we miss actually touching lives.
Creating More Engaging and Equitable Learning Environments
"It we've seen how much the learning environment of facts the engagement of the students in the outcomes and once we saw that it's like you can't turn that light switch off and i. It really is driven kind of everything that we do as an organization. I love that. I wanna i wanna i hear about your educational journey because i talked about how your passion for enhancing learning process but i want to hear about what that journey was when you had that light bulb where you said the environment. The physical environment is so important and then. What's lovely is that you also had the the experience to actually do something about it. So that was really cool. So what was that journey like. How did you get there. Yeah well. I school always came fairly easy to me. I was one of those like was able to figure out how to get bs and take accelerated and honors and ap classes and be able to get a beer. See still a decent gpa on there and But i'm realizing now my son. My oldest child was diagnosed with dyslexia. That i think. I had a lot of the same characteristics to that I was never like. I needed to be able to really experience learning for things to sink in. I was i was good at memorizing short-term things which it played really well for for test-taking but as far as bad though to let it takes that honestly i that's like the number one determinate of you really look at most people's careers in education and malcolm clad while did a really good good a couple episodes in his podcasts. That looked at law schools and to get into the top law. School was all based on on being able to do really gone. You're standardized test a g. mad and they and they studied it and they said it was really it was the people who are taking tasks they can get the right answer the fastest and you really look at what makes a good lawyer in. It's the lawyers. Take their time and really go through the detail so as completely opposite of what what it wants. And that's true for everything. And and i happen to be an amazing test. Taker and self say dare ridiculous. And i feel like i'm in that camp too. I feel like we're kind of in this. Yeah i it's one of those. I i don't know why it was just one of those skills that was kind of a natural gift at in. I wish that wasn't the case which was more based on merit. But just the the way the the kurds are dealt so so what. I went through education. You know like. I just never really felt like kind of formal. Education was something that was super important to me. Even though i went through college and and even grad school and but i always had the strive to be an entrepreneur and for me i wanted to things that i'm passionate about and i got into this business of school furniture actually by accident and it was really frustrating for me at first because i felt like we were just selling stuff we would go to the conferences and everything looked exactly the same. The same chairs the same desk that have been at schools for one hundred twenty years to some some degree it was the same conceptual type of furniture just different materials and and then about eight years ago. Someone walked into my office and showed me something different. And that's what was the biggest determinant of saying all. This immediately changes the classroom environment. It allows students to be able to spin around and be able to look people in the is they can move. It was on wheels. You can start using all four walls. It wasn't just sitting something up and staring straight ahead and and letting the teacher basically fill you with with information and once i started seeing that and more products coming hitting the market that was more engaging in collaborative in in mind. That's really what opened my eyes and said we need to be like the vocal advocates for this. This is not about selling things. This is not about Just getting new furniture schools. This is about a tool that actually improves the learning outcomes. And that's kind of where we really shifted everything away from you know. We're we're selling a lot of stuff online and it really went more to this consultative sale. Where are people are a lot of our former educators. Go in and start saying what. What is it that you're trying to accomplish and coming up with conceptual ideas to make sure that that the the furniture is a tool. Because right now i feel like the majority of furniture. That's in school right now. Is actually more of a hindrance than it is a tool to to help students Yeah i agree. And and i think that's really something. I wanna focus on for a minute because
AP News Radio
US hits 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases
"The United States has confirmed more than ten million coronavirus cases the U. S. hit the gram ten million milestone on Monday according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University New Delhi confirmed cases of the corona virus are up more than sixty percent over the past two weeks deaths are up eighteen percent infections are rising in nearly every state Pennsylvania secretary of health Dr Rachel Levine says it's time to get a handle on community spread we are at a critical point Minnesota governor Tim Walz says the state is adding more than a dozen free Kobe nineteen testing sites we have reached a very dangerous phase in in the pandemic in the upper Midwest Utah governor Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency in order to statewide mask mandate the stock we don't have rooms with four walls we just don't have rooms of goddess doctors and nurses that can provide the health care in those rooms I'm Jennifer king
Business Confidential Now with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner
The Key to Successfully Managing Remote Employees
"A lot of managers for years have fought having remote employees because they just didn't feel they could keep their no with their employees redoing. They didn't trust their place. And i think we're we're going to enter a whole new era of This trust relationship trust and transparency transparency. Towards that i think will hear a great deal more of going forward in in management. Because we now you're right you can't see people you can't see what they're doing but you certainly can know whether or not they're they're they're at productivity is working. They're working whether they're at home or whether they're sitting in your office if the communication issue i love some of the great stories that i've been hearing about how successful managers have been using all kinds of ways to keep in touch with their employees including a hurt wonderful examples of senior managers owners of companies or high level vice presidents or executive directors nonprofit to actually make an individual phone call to an employee just to check in to see how they're doing and this is having a tremendous effect on productivity and engagement and loyalty and all kinds of things. It sounds really. You know hokey to say that you need to pick up the phone which nobody has used it a long time. We're all used to using email text. I am in dmz and whatever but the phone calls now. I really having a very very profound effect. So i think we're all going to be learning as we go. It's it's there's lots of lessons that we can learn canopy done. I think there was some very great examples of organizations that are being very successful with managing remote workers. And we'll all get better at it as we go Now i think one of the bigger issues as we're going through all this is managing the stress levels and and just the difficulty of of Families and people with with children and having to teach as both. Do you work at all of these other issues that are are hugely impacting right now today in twenty twenty absolutely and i like what you mentioned is the senior level managers actually calling employees. Because it's a two way street. It's not just about you know management being able to monitor productivity but. I'm also hearing that employees. Want to know that they still belong. That it's not just the zoom call is over and now okay. I'm in my four walls. got my computer. But i'm wondering if the next email or text messages says ohana you're highly qualified but your services are no longer needed. You know. i think there's that fear fear and that financial insecurity about how secure is my job. When i could get axed any moment in an uncertain economy so somebody reaching out by phone who can call and say hi barbara. How are you doing is everything. Okay i mean to know your name. Oh my gosh. i don't very powerful. I've i've heard wonderful stories of a senior people who've done it. And their first of all they are blown away by the response they get which is encouraging as a senior manager director. Vp or even the ceo to get that kind of feedback wonderful but the impact. It has on the employees and you cannot measure that no that that's huge. It's not only they know who i am but they come across as caring so when say those is is really important but making it in the first instance is just really as you said incredibly
The Parents Are Not Alright
"I'm in the virtual studio today with producer Ginny Moon Hey Jeannie I'm waving to you all the way from Harlem, Hey Maria, I'm in Queens. So Jeannie were talking about our favorite topic today parenting, right? Yeah and parenting in twenty twenty is a whole new level parenting. You know what I have adult children now. So honestly, I am so thankful that I do not have to be raising little kids during this time I just can't imagine. So what have you been doing because how old is your little boy now Medina's turning three it's been an adventure I don't know how else to put it. But in this adventure, you're not really going anywhere, right? No, it's an adventure within the four walls of our apartment. So what's it been like like? How do you even manage it I don't some days and some days I do. I had to cut back to part time. So when everything shut down I, just tried to manage the best I could. But it became too much I. was burnt out I was trying to work at night I was trying to work in his nap times and also like switching gears from mom to try and. Write an email or work I can't multitask again if I have a toddler running around in the background running my life like he's the boss, I can hear my in the background saying Mommy's. But yeah, you just Kinda deal with it. Yeah. I have to say in the beginning the only way I made it through, was my coffee in the morning and passing the torch to the wine that I would have to the day. I know you're tired genie as a parent but the thing is, is that when people are tired, they're like, oh, my God the last thing I want to do is go to work but for you, you're like I'm tired I really WanNa go to work yeah. Because I just WANNA. Work without distractions like how many times a day do I have seen running in here and being like me and like L. And he wants to play and like. Hangman. And it's nice. I had review. On some level, but I really just want to focus for an eight. Hour Day Without a distraction and it's because it's really hard to switch gears feel like women are good at multitasking. But this is not one of those scenarios I wanNA parent when I need to parent and I wanna work when I need to work I can't do both at the same time. So. This whole thing about the schools being closed down like New York City like they try to never close the schools down, right? Yeah. So the fact that they did shut down and they shut down all around the country poses a really big challenge because. Not, everybody can set up for remote learning I mean not everybody has Internet. Some kids only get their meals if they're going to school so. It really has been a challenge on a lot of different levels. So you decided that you like all parents you're like, okay I need to talk to other parents and commiserate and think and see how other people are doing it. So you didn't gather a group of parents I guess virtually right? Yeah I did because there's been a slew of articles about the mental load that everybody is dealing with as parents because you're not meant to do both things at once like you can't parent and work full-time that's why childcare exists and none of this was meant to be a long term solution. But I do want to say before we start that even though we have all been affected by the pandemic, all of us participating in today's roundtable have been fortunate enough to still be working in some format. So we're all healthy and we're all grateful for that but we're barely hanging on by threat. So here we go. I want to welcome from Dallas Texas we have. dinty Cabanas. Hi. How are you? Thank you for having me. So glad you're here I have Joe Marvin Tura from Richmond California. For having me and I have to Haida Alencastro from Orlando Florida. Hey thank you. Teeny. Thanks for having me and just the disclaimer everyone knows to hide it and I have actually known each other for like twenty years. So no surprises there little bit. All right. So I just want to quickly go around the virtual room. And tell me about your kids what you do. This is our Sia I am in Dallas. As you said, I have two little girls wind will be ten in three weeks. The other one will be four in two weeks. And I for fulltime digital marketing manager for. Mary. Kay Corporate here in Dallas Great Jomar. Hi I'm Joanna and I'm in Richmond. That's you know the bay area and my little one is turning three months and I teach elementary school. So juggling the new definition of a teacher and first time parent has been very, very interesting adventure. Into Haida. I have two kids. My son is ten years old and my daughter is about to be eight and a few weeks and I am a systems engineer for Lockheed. Martin but I work from home. So I've been A. Since two thousand and five. Okay. So we're going to start from the beginning. I think I mean I don't know about the rest of you but I think we all were kind of like Oh. This is going to be a few weeks we can do this. No big deal, but walk me through personally what? Each of you guys had to go through and like what kind of plan you came up with to get by for the end of the school year. Well for us like all of you we've had to adjust we did not work from home originally We were released for spring break and never came back. We were told we were going to stay. And do you learning and so it was a shock I'm not gonNA live my husband and I freaked out a little bit. But then we had to pivot really quickly. Right what are we going to do? Do we have the right equipment to we have the right setup at the House Both of our kids are in the same school. So that was one good thing because it was need to everybody. So the school they know what they were doing. We know what we're doing the girls were like what's going on? So the ambiguity of it all was really challenging for all of us. But we just started getting a routine down our dining room became our command center. So I would say the first two weeks were horrible I'm not GonNa lie but I think we've all pivoted. Can and so I was pivoting at home I was pivoting at work. And even with myself like how am I going to take time for myself and you know lose it But I'm not allowed I'm sure I'm not a lot. Of. This
Wildlife Photographer Moose Peterson Discusses Maintaining Passion and Focus
"When you and I started techniques merit it was based on this idea we had we wanted to go beyond the skills that it takes to run a business or captured image. So today's guest is the epitome of the kind of information we hoped we'd be able to share with our listeners Moose Peterson is in the house he's a photographer. Educator producer but most important of all at least to me, he's a fighter to protect our wildlife heritage and there's a line from his mission statement on his website that I wanna read quote the goal of our work is to preserve our wild heritage in reaching this goal, we worked towards educating the public as well as other photographers close quote. And that's what I love about Mussa's work. Here's another aspect today's interview. It's kind of fun Moose and I share a lot of mutual friends, but we had never met until photoshop world year or so ago now finally meeting and talking at the show is another example why I always remind all of you attended many conferences as you can and it doesn't matter whether they're live or online. The point is that every time you go to a Reference you build your network. A little bit and you expand. So we're GONNA talk about how Moose uses his skills as an artist to educate and a light and photographers in the public into one of our greatest assets protecting the wildlife us. So most this is going to be the cue for your lips to move welcome to beyond technique. Let me tell you I was having a hard time not cutting in during the intruder to mention a few quips but thanks for having me here. Very much. I appreciate it well, feel free to quit away after a post interview. Lanao that I've got permission to move my lips believe me I will. Deal. Thrilled to have you I mean you talk about a photographer on a mission? Your work is stunning. What you stand for is is so awesome and we're just so pumped to have you on the show and we want to kick it off with our favorite first question tell us about your background and how you develop your passion for photography you got where you are today. While you know. Especially the. Is. Hard for people to. But I my being wear 'em today is. The greatest chain of happy serendipity that you can imagine. It wasn't like one day I said I'm going to be a photographer and that's what I set out to do. It was I was very fortunate to have parents who took me out. I was I did spend time. I it's been eight time inside which is why four walls and I never get along I. St- was in the Sierra as a kid, my dad and I would do five hundred miles a year backpacking. And it was. It was just the cavalcade of things. My sister are very gifted commercial artists. So I learned color stuff from her my dad was. Really, was you know into light? So the home was lit. Solo things just part of. Growing up and then. When I was. Just about third grade nine years old or so ten years old. My cousin a real brilliant guy. Just got his Nikon F and a two, hundred, four and he. PUT IT in my hands well, it just everything just kept going from there. And I wish I could take credit for the whole thing. But I can't it was just the way life unfolded. And I'm very fortunate and blessed because it. It keeps doing that for me even today.
Stansberry Investor Hour
Kodak Crashes 85% from Recent Peak
"Kodak. We've been all over this for the past two weeks. Right I told you they got a seven hundred and sixty five million dollar loan to get into the drug. Business Kodak the Film Camera Company getting into the drug business. Turns out in their one hundred thirty, one year history they actually were in the drug business for six years from one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, hundred, ninety, four, it was a failure they got out and it's notable that they got in one thousand nine, hundred, eighty, two years before the recession set in right typical top of the cycle de Worse vacation kind of acquisition move for for a company is being managed into into the ground so. That's where it to the reason episode again and and we're back in the drug business with this seven, hundred, sixty, five, million dollar loan from the government I thought that was just kind of crazy enough all by itself because sent the stock soaring from to sixty two on a Monday to sixty dollars at the peak on a Wednesday in you know the third trading session of the week that week. Just insane. That was crazy enough right. Then what are we talk about last week? Well, they granted themselves stock options the day before announcement like that's not fishy like. Crony capitalist move, you know to just try to rake some of his money off the top of the management team. Okay. Now. This Week There's well other stuff going on. So so since last we talked the SEC is investigating this thing. And the loan from the. International, the government agencies called the DNC, the Development Finance Corporation the DNC loan is on hold. And the stock as I speak Ios below ten bucks again, and if you look at the stock chart of the last several days, it looks like it was flatlined. You know like somebody whose heart stopped and then wham the hit it with the paddles and now it looks like his heart stopped again it's a ridiculous episode but I feel like I need to clarify something because of at least one feedback email I got in this case. No, it is not okay for these executives to get stock option grants it's not okay and it wasn't okay for them to get them. I don't believe even back in May. Right I put together a time line I wrote a whole piece about this for the stands very digest and I put together a time line and my timeline showed that the order the executive order from President Trump. Was May fourteenth. Two days before that Kodak moves seventy million dollars from a Chinese subsidiary to a US subsidiary quote in anticipation of an intercompany transaction and quote I believe starting up a new pharmaceutical subsidiary constitutes an intercompany transaction, right? So that was actually made twelfth may fourteenth. Trump is used the executive order and invokes the defense production act and says, Hey, you know, let's lend money to companies so that we can produce drugs domestically because too much drug production is overseas in places like China and India by the way if you research that, it's not completely true. We'll talk about that. Maybe another day Kodak made the director option grants the first time on May twentieth today their annual meeting. So, eight days before they're moving money from Chinese from a foreign subsidiary to to a US subsidiary anticipation of a major transaction. Then trump invokes this defense production act, which is just appropriates money for national security right two days later, then six days later, they grant themselves these options at premium prices. Then approximately may eighth according to an interview with the CEO Kodak, and this government agencies start talking about its new drug business. Then on July twenty seven, these idiots grant themselves more options. Then July twenty eighth and it leaks out stock was up twenty, five percent that day the news leaked out. and. Then Twenty John Twenty as the big announcement right? Seven, hundred, sixty, five, million dollar loan to Kodak the shares were up four fold that day July twenty, ninth the stock price hit sixty dollars. And the volume that day is like a hundred and sixty times the previous day and the previous day was twenty, two times the David were that. Next Day July thirtieth a fellow called Mike or non gap thoughts. Which is a a newsletter that he writes on sub stack non gap thoughts. He writes this article citing these suspicious option grant dates when and strike prices next day July thirty fourth. Wall Street? Journal publishes an article citing the potential you know ninety, they said ninety five million dollar windfall for CEO Jim Continente. And there were others on on the Management Team received the options to August. Fourth Wall Street Journal publishes an article citing a new SEC investigation into the disclosure of the loan and the option grants right because it looked like the the loan with the news of the Lomas leaked out on the twenty seventh I think is really what they were concerned about. But the whole thing stinks and let me tell you something what I alluded to earlier when I said I need to make something clear about this. This is not the way capitalism is supposed to work. A corporate management team is supposed to make a lot of money. They're supposed to get ninety five million dollars for creating a business that has performed well for a period of time. That has generated you know for ninety, five, million bucks. You'd better be generating you know at least a billion or more couple of billion hopefully in free cash flow over a period of time consistently, right a real sustainable business for that kind of reward. You don't get paid that kind of money just for getting a loan to be in a business that you were in for six years out of your one, hundred, thirty, one year history and sucked at. Okay that's not the way this is supposed to work. This is the ranking crony capitalism, the EST crony capitalism. And crony capitalism is when you get paid for no in people, right it starts looking suspicious back in May when they're moving seventy million bucks from China to the US, it looks like they already knew they were going to do something and then Oh, two days later trump invokes this this executive order appropriating these loans for this kind of stuff and then up six days. Later, we start granting ourselves options at prices that suggests we know the stock is GonNa take off like a rocket ship. Then we do it again on July twenty seven just to show you how utterly stupid we are. This is not the way it's supposed to work they basically what they did here was. They just took money from well, you know this government money. So you could say they took taxpayer money and they said how can we get way too much of this money in our own pockets? Oh, I know let's grant ourselves a bunch of options. Okay, your stand. Now, I don't have a problem with option grants in general I. Realize people need to be incentivized. It's just the way. Things are nowadays right to to attract good management. You gotta pay them. What looks like way too much money a lot of the time, but this is not that. This is a management team taking money from taxpayers and really taken ultimately from shareholders as well. They're given themselves equity for free that the shareholders have to buy in the market. This isn't the only episode of this. You'RE GONNA see there was a smaller episode that I I kinda filed this way I didn't think I was going to mention it but there was a guy. David? T hines in a story in the Washington. Post. July. Twenty Eighth I mean it's all allegations so I don't know I'll just say this poor fool apparently borrowed four million dollars in this federal PPP paycheck paycheck protection program it was part of the cares act. Right. The cares act was that two trillion dollar corona virus bill that was signed into law in March and included three hundred and forty, nine billion in forgivable loans for small businesses to maintain operating expenses. Mostly payroll, right? That's why it's called. PAYCHECK protection program. So you can just pay your employees even though maybe you're running a restaurant and they have to stay home because of the cove in nineteen, right. So this guy gets four million from this program and then a week later people see him riding around. Miami beach in a Lamborghini. A brand new Lamborghini Lamborghini. Hurricana. Which I guess. That's an electric Lamborghini costs more than three hundred, eighteen, thousand dollars again, how stupid is this guy? That's like granting yourself options the day before the loan announcement. And of course, these things are ripe for. For, this kind of abuse, this is what you get went when the government starts literally like throwing money around all, this is done very very hastily right because we think we have to act we have to act now. and. So this is what you wind up with. You wind up with Kodak and you wind up with this poor sad sack who who thought he wasn't GonNa get caught when he use P P peabody to buy a fricking Lamborghini. It's you know somebody's going to include that in some kind of TV you know some kind of fictional TV show because it's just too priceless. So that's where we are that. That's where we are in. You know the state of of all things financial in August of twenty twenty. Boy Twenty twenty is the weirdest fricken year. I mean things that I won't even get into some of the things that that people I know have been exposed to this year, but it's just. So it's also utterly weird when you shut who who'd a thunk who'd a thunk when you shut down the global economy because you're afraid everybody's going to get the flu or whatever. That all of this stuff would happen that you would get people you know in Lamborghinis with government money and you know Kodak Management taking money out of taxpayers, pockets would have thunk it. Anybody. With a brain is the answer to that one anybody with a brain. And what what you do about what you do about it well. Look we told I told you to avoid Kodak because. People look at that kind of action and the knee jerk. The thing that's built into your brain you know that's that's been kind of evolving for hundreds of thousands of years in complete evolved for hundreds of thousands of years completely different circumstances that have nothing to do with investing. So immediately, as soon as you see that surge Kodak you want hit the buy button but I'm telling you it's deadly and wrong every single time
The Nice Guys on Business Podcast
Understanding How And Why Your Market Makes Decisions
"We all know that knowledge is power of course, data about Customer Habits and Consumer Habits is power as well more than ever. When we shift in business, it's key to understand how and why your market makes decisions. So Jonathan Silver he is the founder and CEO of affinity solutions. Now, affinity is the authoritative source for truth for news outlets not for profits research firms and businesses in the US and the only source for purchase insights that can be analyzed by demographic geographic lifestyle segment and political affiliation affinities mission is to. Transform data insights into experiences that improve people's lives. Jonathan I'm excited to have you here and talk to our Nice Guy. Community. Welcome to the show Ed. Great to meet you doug thanks for having me on I. AM happy that I'm happy to have you here and you know a guy that wrote a book called Nice Guys Finish First. I was completely attracted to the the data for good. So tell me a little bit about what data for good is and how that might affect those that might be listening to our show today. Sure so It's great to be on and I wanted to Start by saying a little bit more about sort of the vision of affinity solutions which for me, we've been running the business now for about Fifteen years, but we've had much more clarity of vision crystallize over the last year, which is. To. Use data to improve people's lives and You alluded to kind of what our business is about. But we have detail purchase behavior on about one hundred, million consumers ninety million in the US A- ten million in other countries. we have that data by the way because we run a kind of loyalty program, we dented that we provide to over three thousand banks the reward customers when shop at. We tell depot wallgreens. So data for good is an extension of the vision of. Using data to improve people's lives that we launched during the coronavirus. During this crisis and we we started by giving away some of our data to scientists to academics researchers. Some. Not for profits to help government agencies with policy making and it was Kinda shocking to me that government entities how much they fly blind. They don't have the information on how their towns cities. Counties are doing. Early and I was like well, their sales tax I mean why? Why wouldn't they get that quickly but apparently, even sales tax information takes a couple of months for a for them to get information. So data data for good was first about helping government policymakers by giving them the information they need to navigate their own decisions, but then it quickly expanded on to provide businesses visibility they need themselves to navigate this crisis and so. you know insights on. What customers are doing outside of businesses own four walls. That's been our mantra for for a long time that's always been important. But it's become absolutely critical during Cova. This sort of outside in view of consumer behavior has become essential especially now because you know during particularly in the march, April. But even even now, you know where there's been a hole punched in their own data that the businesses were looking at you know the purchases in their own stores. On. Their own websites because people just stop coming in coming in a lot less. So businesses have been flying completely blind kind of like A. analogy is like a fighter pilot flying between two Kanye walls that instrumentation So right now, we're delivering through partnerships with companies like Deloitte, accenture and bane and McKinsey weekly updates to businesses to help them navigate. We're also providing the press in our website affinity solutions, dot COM and weekly updates on what's happening in the economy to call it a business recovery scorecard. which looks at bellwether categories like. Grocery and and home delivery and. You know as people come out of their homes So it'll be interesting. You know that data, which is for the good of not for profit scientists. It's for the good of businesses for the good of consumers We're going to be looking very closely at how consumer behavior will change permanently. As a result of this crisis, we're seeing a lot more purchases on the web. So data for good is really about providing that level of insight to a broader community.
Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
Accenture’s aerospace team reveals strategies for aerospace CEOs looking to the future
"What is the state of aerospace and defense today, and what's your outlook for twenty twenty one and has that changed at all in the in the recent past Recent past go back into a January February odd things have changed dramatically. If you say recent past in terms of how feeling today for. So spilling back in in. June. Not Not nearly as much. I think know by sum it up I think I look at the industry and so almost tell two cities. If you remember that Dickens novel where on the commercial side, we have all kinds of things going on and you know the impact of airlines and the reduction in capacity, and now reduced number of aircraft being taken and all that kind of stuff going on dampening down you know the business and Yoga Cyber Defence and defence. Largely continuing to perform you know well There are some some issues. There are some blips in supply chain certainly related to things like covid. But it's really is tell to city and we look at Boeing and Airbus both announcing production rates and rate cuts, and of course, we have the existing 737 challenge facing history as well. No I think there's a different side of the coin when we start looking at what's happening on the defense side. And what is that different side of the coin much more positive right? Well, it's much more positive and you know this morning are. Reported there the results in in even just in our she concede example of the Tele two cities playing out. Right now and you know. I think. What I'd like to say is that looking at what's what we're hearing and if we were going to go into farmer air, show the share, which, of course, unfortunately, we did not every year accenture steps back and looks at kind of what we're seeing across the numerous research elements that we have our tech vision, our commercial index and supply chain research, and we look at the work we're doing for clients we look at what we're talking to our. Clients about in terms of where their priorities are. We look at what's going on in industry at large, and from that, we try to distill out what we think are really going to be the you know quote unquote stories to watch and weird do that this year Joe I think there's four things that I think would come out in their four things that I hear consistently I think pat would echo this well when we talked to sea level executives Across our clients defense and commercial, those four things are related to cash management number one number two supply chains smart manufacturing number three workforce in workforce impact in a before's is really rounding technology in systems in resiliency of those systems. into look thinking about where we are today in covert and and what companies need be thinking about as they look forward, their calendar twenty-one. Those four things are really top of mind. Pat, what's what are your thoughts had? We gone to Farnborough what were you prepared to be talking about I? Think the themes that John mentioned are spot on one concept that intertwined through cash management supply chain workforce and systems resiliency is really a need to continue the digital transformation the the level of of change that aerospace and defense companies are dealing with today is is really unprecedented and I think it's changed Focus of of trying to accelerate the agility of decision-making workforces is been fascinating topic. How has a house the debate on that changed in this? I mean, we had a lot of ish. A lot of the talk was about workforce shortages and now companies are laying off tens of thousands of people said, Short Term Blip, John, I mean what are you telling companies to do to be prepared for the workforce of the future? You know. It's interesting. If you think back a couple years, we're worried about the grace. ooh Nami and everybody retiring he let me go back back to January timeframe worried about shortages whether it's pilots are or people in the maintenance shops in of course, we see companies laying off and furloughing on the commercial side, but we also see companies on the defense side hiring, right? So I think Lockheed announced five thousand new hires northbound eight thousand new. Hires right. So it's almost again that tell see what's happening but I think you know the three things that were talking to clients lot about now in this code world where we have more people remark in remotely than we ever did before Amsterdam you have more you're gonNA WANNA add onto this but it's really about you know the people experience how how each individual worker is being interacted with with their company and that comes down to. How they were who they work with and how they get their work done. The second thing is around or Culture. The culture particularly, I think in our industry and maybe I'm biased because I'm in this of this industry but you know you walk into the building and you see the sign, you see the flag, you walk through the hallways almost any aerospace defense office or even in factory assembly floor, and you see the product you see pictures of the product you see people, pictures of people using the products I mean that helps build culture. Now, I, see the four walls of my Home Office or maybe it's my kitchen table or wherever I happen to be working remotely. It's it's a big topic these days how you manage in we'd and maintain culture in the third is really about the work itself and how the workforce works at work in Delhi deals with things like remote collectively high-performance compute environments. Can I get to those from homes cure environment
Technology allowing seniors to stay in touch with families during pandemic
"When you think about seniors and how horrible this self isolation must be because they cannot even physically touch their loved ones since this covert pandemic hit the globe research shows that older people who are lonely are more likely to face anxiety depression suicide heart disease stroke and dementia so can technology help in any way any small way the answer will surprise you know when you think of virtual reality I bet you that you know of course games come to mind but that's not it anymore V. R. is heading into elderly communities and care facilities in here to tell us more about it how this works on the camp commander show gas lines the CEO of your company doing justice called mine P. R. Chris sprinkler Chris I really appreciate you being here what's the biggest surprise that you've seen when seniors put on those VR goggles to go explore the outside world for Kim thanks for thanks for having me you know it's really turned into an amazing adventure not just for for me personally but but for all the seniors that we provide this service to and then when they you know when you get older your your four walls kind of start drinking a little bit you know and and and you become less mobile and you can't travel as much anymore so when you can bring the outside world V. R. into those four walls the B. X. unbelievable it you know can crease and happiness happens the mood changes the wi fi behavioral changes across the continuum of care issues it's just a really exciting technology that we're dialing in just for this particular population so and it will be our simulations work best where they'd like to see data travel they like to you know explore new areas see their loved ones another V. aren't communities I mean tell us a little bit about that yeah I mean because the content is is really what we are we we like to pride ourselves on bringing the world's best content to these folks and what we've done over the last couple years is done Matt you know massive testing obviously across the country but then we've also deployed into forty plus state into senior living communities and that concept that we have settled in on really does center around a few things that kind of tied closely into different therapies actually which is a very interesting kind of correlation but travel is a is a big one there's there's things that we're doing what we're producing content when I say trouble we actually travel from Wacker drive in Chicago all the way to Santa Monica pier and capture every iconic you know location on on route sixty six and we've got a road to remember to and and when people have you know an eighty five year old person that might have dementia and they've done this drive it brings back memories like you wouldn't believe it it's a flood yeah so that that kind of content is really is really cool we also do a lot of music content will film live classical musicians will get you know that kind of content is really therapeutic as well when you think about music therapy and all that does we also have a ton of nature we bring you know the world's best nature whether it might be under water swimming with dolphins to at the fullest in Thailand you know its origins are a peaceful ten minutes meditative piece in the Rocky Mountains that brings it again out of those four walls brings the world back to them and and and and it brings a lot of different benefits you know it's really amazing that that you can do this I mean and I could totally see the benefits of you know somebody who's maybe you know not the best place yes and now we're able to take them out of that environment hello this is a cost well there's two different offerings that we've developed here we started off by serving a senior living communities in and out of the package of headsets we provide we've built a proprietary care tablet that can be driven by the care givers and it's a huge vast library of content that we were just talking about plus all the training and support well that can range from anywhere from entry price from two hundred dollars a month to two thousand depending on the size of the
Technology allowing seniors to stay in touch with families during pandemic
"The Xbox when you think about seniors and how horrible the self isolation must be because they cannot even physically touch their loved ones since this covert pandemic hit the globe research shows that older people who are lonely are more likely to face anxiety depression suicide heart disease stroke and dementia so can technology help in any way in any small way the answer will surprise you know when you think of virtual reality I bet you that you know of course games come to mind but that's not it anymore V. R. is heading into elderly communities and care facilities in here to tell us more about it how this works on the camp commander show gas lines CEO of your company doing just this called mine for your crisper and clearer Chris I really appreciate you being here what's the biggest surprise a juicy and when seniors put on those VR goggles to go explore the outside world hi Kim thanks for thanks for having me you know it's really turned into an amazing adventure not just for for me personally but but for all the seniors that we provide this service to and and when they you know when you get older your your four walls kind of start drinking a little bit you know and and and you become less mobile and you can't travel as much anymore so when you can bring the outside world through V. are into those four walls the B. X. unbelievable it you know increasing happiness happens the mood changes we see behavioral changes across the continuum of care it's just it's just a really exciting technology that we're dialing in just for this particular population so and what kind of G. R. simulations work best where they'd like to see data travel they like to you know explore new areas see their loved ones another VR communities I mean tell us a little bit about that sure yeah I mean because the content is is really what we are we we like to pride ourselves on bringing the world's best content to these folks and what we've done over the last couple years is done Matt you know massive testing obviously across the country but then we've also deployed into forty plus state into senior living communities in that concept that we have settled in on really does sit around a few things that kind of tie it closely into different therapies actually which is a very interesting kind of correlation but travel is a is a big one there's there's things that we're doing but we're producing content when I say trouble we actually travel from Wacker drive in Chicago all the way to Santa Monica pier and capture every iconic location on on route sixty six so we've got a road to remember and and when people have you know an eighty five year old person that might have dementia and they've done this drive it brings back memories like you wouldn't believe it it's a flood yeah so that that kind of content is really is really cool we also do a lot of music content will film live classical musicians but did you know that kind of content is really therapeutic as well when you think about music therapy and all that does we also have a ton of nature we bring you know the world's best nature whether it might be under water swimming with dolphins to the forest in Thailand you know it's or just on a peaceful ten minutes meditative piece in the Rocky Mountains that brings it again out of those four walls brings the world back to them and and and and it brings a lot of it's it's it's it's you know it's really amazing that that you can do this I mean and I could totally see the benefits of you know somebody who's maybe you know not the best place yeah and now we're able to take them out of that environment how much does it cost well there's two different offerings that we've developed here we started off by serving a senior living communities and that is a package of headsets we provide we've built a proprietary care tablet that can be driven by the care givers and it's a huge vast library of content that we were just talking about plus all the training and support well that can range from anywhere from entry price from two hundred dollars a month to two thousand depending on the size of the
Young House Love Has A Podcast
The origins of the 'Subway Tile'
"Would you guess is the origin of subway title well? I lived in New York for a while. They have all these little tiles on the wall. Sometimes in the really pretty stations, they even have you know like the street written entirely on the wall like it's a beautiful thing and a lot of older restaurants and older buildings in New York have that tile like I would assume it's just an old wall treatment that keeps things that might get wet or dirty protected, so you've described tile. And? You said you originated mainly in the New York subway subway. Maybe so this article says that is maybe a little bit of a myth did a bit more research and I'm not sure she can debunk it entirely. What the author this article says is that the idea of white porcelain tile is something that predated the New, York subway system because in the Victorian era, which is like mid eighteen hundreds early nineteen hundreds. White Tile was a staple in middle class Victorian homes. Because it was hygenic, it was easy to clean dirt was easy to spot, and it was almost a contrast to the more fanciful or colorful tiles that were used on fireplace, hearths, or fireplace surrounds like if you've seen those old houses that have really pretty like per lesson, Greens up around the fireplace. Fireplace those so this author says it was the designers that New York. Subway system that carried the function of hygienic white porcelain tile when they were designing the subway stations in one, thousand, nine four. That's when New York City subway system began, and they said they chose it for the same reasons that would make the subway stations look and feel cleaner they. They feel brighter and that's where the subway Kinda took off. This author says that no one is quite sure how term subway tile coined or win got coined. Allow historian, not really historian. Sherry Peter Sake to take a stab at this. There are lots of things that occur for a while in design and don't have a term and then someone mainstream and. And it gets term so I. believe that what happened is a lot of people were like well. Basic White Tile doesn't need a term that's what will use in kitchens and bathrooms for awhile, and then when the entire New York subway system started using that basic white tile. It became known as SOA job. Yeah, but I think I wasn't clear the subway. We're the ones who popularized the three by six tile that sort of to buy one rectangular shape that is placed in a running bond pattern. See you're saying that wasn't in kitchens and bathrooms and the subway designers were like hey. I got an idea bricklayer pattern. Yes, I thought the history of this particular part was a little fuzzy, so all linked to some of the other articles I read in preparation for this segment, actually did a little bit of research whether I'm conveyed inaccurately here who knows? But the other interesting thing about the subway tile discussion was she was talking about how it became popular more recently, and why we see it so often, and they said part of this more recent history subway tile is because in the nineteen nineties, more artisan colorful statement tile became very popular, especially like for back splashes, and in response to that people started going back to the subway tile, the clean white porcelain tile as a way to make a nod to more historic or timeless or classic designs follow question You keep saying porcelain, but isn't subway tile ceramic. Do I! Yes, I think it is ceramic. I, meant polished I. Think Read My own word. Word as polished White Tile Porcelain, why twenty eight ceramic tile has generally what's used? Yes, the other note was interesting on this. They said part of the reason. It's become more popular in these last couple of decades is because of the design of Schiller's liquor bar or restaurant in New York, city I love that place. We've been there together. It was like actually know that place. That was a favourite of my sisters when I lived there, so I've probably been there three or four times, and yes, it sticks out in my brain is a place where I I sort of saw subway tile used as designed feature like the same way you see rooms. Rooms now they have Florida sealion subway tile, maybe sometimes in a bathroom, surrounding the entire four walls of the room like that's kind of how Schiller's liquor bar took subway tile. Even the bathrooms are fabulous. Please go tell me how much you love it. Yes, it's a gorgeous place. I felt so in the know when I read that. It was like I have been there. There are probably like ten percent of things that we used to go to New York that are still in New York 'cause we've been out of New York for like fourteen years, but that's a classic. Let's move on though from subway tile to the fiddle leaf big. Ooh, what? What are we going to learn about this? It is a native plant of western
Hacking Your Leadership
Are you leading a team that has suddenly become remote?
"Welcome to hacking your leadership. I'm Chris and this is talent Tuesday this short weekly segments dedicated to all things talent related for this Tuesday episode. I want to talk about leading a time of uncertainty more than half. The North American workforce was essentially just told to work from home under any other circumstances. This be fantastic. More than seventy five percent of employees already have access to the technology that would allow them to work anywhere they want but barely a third of those people are actually allowed to work remotely on any kind of rhythm. Some employees might successfully convinced her boss. Let them work from home on Fridays or remotely. For a specific event but a very low percentage of employees work in a place where their location while working truly doesn't matter where as long as they finish their projects on time and with quality. The actual number of hours doesn't matter a long time ago. I heard someone say. Necessity is the mother of innovation. It means basically that you really never know what you can accomplish until you have choice but to make it happen. We see it all aspects of life from stories of mothers lifting cars their children after an accident to the engineers working on apollo thirteen trying to lower the power consumption of the craft using only will be available the astronauts themselves. It's true. Human beings really can do amazing things when failure isn't an option so all. I'm sure lots of bosses across the world grumbled at the thought of not being able to see their employees in an office every day. This starring virus and the response to it but from private companies and the government has made that a virtual impossibility and it looks like we still have a long way to go for things recover. I'm really hopeful. This Linda. Being the perfect storm of events that leads to a much. Larger percentage of the workforce being able to work remotely. If you're currently working remotely these next few weeks or an audition there your chance to show. You don't need four walls to get the best work you can do done that. You can resolve to never miss another kid's soccer game or recital spend more time on the beach and still be just as productive if not more. The COMPANIES WITH EMPLOYEES. Successfully do this. We'll find more relaxed remote work policies over the coming months. Now if you're a leader and you're finding yourself leading a remote workforce for the first time these next few days and weeks are absolutely critical for your ability to maintain your team's confidence in you on top of all the productivity you have to summit in order to prove you yourself can work remotely enough to continue the development of your people in a way that keeps them engaged in productive and suddenly have a difficult time doing this even when things are normal. It's very likely that many will feel overwhelmed. And that's likely to lead to reaction they'll regret or cause them to stop engaging with their people because it feels awkward or unnatural to do this over the phone or zoom call. But this is when it's most important. These are the moments when your employees who are looking for answers and a sense of stability will find that in your leadership or instead be met with the leader who seems in over their head as you create schedules for interactions with your employees. Over the coming weeks there are two things you need to bring with you to every phone call or videoconference preparedness and confidence and preparedness increases confidence. Anyway so it's a win win. Prepared means you take the time to create an agenda free interaction one that allows time for your employees to contribute to the conversation but also one that fills the time with meaningful information when leaders and employees work in the same building their dozens of micro interactions between them and steer the ship and maintain a connection in an environment with a lack of those micro interactions. It becomes important for leaders to make notes of all the things they need to convey the next interaction because the next interaction might be the last one for a few days so pick a time map out an agenda and practicing Amir or to another person before you talk to your employees second. You need to have confidence confidence that the way. These interactions are going precisely how you expected them to go. If it gives the opportunity for employees to contribute and they choose not to your movement into the next part of the agenda needs to be purposeful. You've plan and at your job as leader execute it. You'd like Oh your employees to be on board but the train leaving the station. Regardless it's a dance you'll need to insure your employees. Know that you value their contribution and that they can say whatever's on their mind while also making it abundantly clear that their participation is not required for this agenda to move forward having these commands skills and the ability to convey your confidence in your own leadership is often the springboard. We need to set things off on the right foot. Because the productivity jumping employees who have faith in their leadership is measurable. Thanks for listening and have a great day.