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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test
"Scientists have come a step closer toward using animal organs for human transplants with the successful experiment using a kidney from a pig surgeons at NYU Langone health attached a pig's kidney to a pair of large blood vessels outside the body of a deceased woman the kidney did what it was supposed to do filter waste and produce urine the woman's family agreed to keep her body on a respirator to allow for this experiment to take place pigs are being studied to address the shortage of human organs since they're already slaughtered for food they can't pay for this experiment came from a gene edited animal to eliminate a sugar that's found in pigs that could have triggered rejection the surgery was led by Dr Robert Montgomery a transplant recipient himself who said he accepted a donor heart from someone with hepatitis C. not knowing if a more suitable organ would be available in time to save his life hi Jackie Quinn
Daniel Craig Is Appointed An Honorary Commander By The Royal Navy
"Daniel craig the actor who plays gene who has played Fifteen years now of the same rank in the royal british navy as his onstream double seven counterpart commander really the royal navy gave him an official rank in the royal british navy. I was kind of cool. Yeah no really. I don't know how anyone saying. Have them right. I mean i'll give honorary but still that's
The History of the Supreme Court Justifies Opinions Against Forced Medicine
"Three generations of imbeciles are enough declared the supreme court in buck versus bell decision of nineteen twenty seven. I'm reading from timeline. Dot com quote. It is better for all the world. If instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecilities society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. That decision was written by oliver wendell. Holmes and forced sterilization became fully legal in the united states. The case came at the height of popularity for the pseudo sciences of eugenics which maintained that negative character traits like criminality and stupidity or the entirely the product of bad genes. The court decision that set the precedent for intervention on the sterilization of women was the jacobson v massachusetts thankfully. Many decades later there was a lawsuit that included deloris madrigal. Who is the lead plaintiff in the nineteen seventy-eight case which brought suit against la county's usc medical center birds nonconsensual sterilization of mexican american women in the nineteen sixties and seventies. It would make sense. Why certain communities are apprehensive of the government forcibly putting medicine on you.
Learning From Evolution With Evolutionary Biologists Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying
"You guys said that we are not a blank slate but we are the blanket of slates. Which i think is a phenomenal way to put this idea and wanna tie that to the title and get your guys as take so. It's hunter-gatherers guide to the twenty first century. and so the way that i take that is that notion. You have to understand that you're a product of evolution that your brain is a product of evolution and then once you understand the forces of evolution in how we got here. Then maybe just maybe we can find our way out of it. So what are the key elements to being a product of evolution. That you think people miss that we must understand if we're going to navigate our way well out of this valley of evolution. Let me say. I That the title hunter-gatherers guide to the twenty first century evokes that sort of romanticised hunter-gatherer on the african savannah of the paleolithic. Which of course is a part of our human history and does have many lessons in it to teach us about who we are now and who can become but as we say in the book we are all parts of our history like we are not just hunter-gatherers. We are also right now post industrialists and their evolutionary implications of that. Go a little farther back a lot. Farther back depending on your framing. And we are agriculturalists. Go farther back. Were hunter-gatherers go further back were primates were mammals. Were fish all of these moments of our evolutionary history We'll have left their mark in us and have something to teach us about both what our capacities are and what our weaknesses are and what we can do going forward. And i would add the lessons from evolution. are both good and bad here. One thing that we realized that our students over the course of many years of teaching this material realized was that everything about our experience as human beings is shaped by our evolutionary nature. And that has a very disturbing upshot because we are fantastic creatures with an utterly mundane mention the very same mission that every other evolved creature has to logic genes in the future. And this actually explains the nature not only of our physical beings but of our culture and our perception of the world so understanding that all of that marvelous architecture is built for an utterly mind-numbing purpose is an important first. Step in seeing where to
Mosaic Megachurch Pastor Erwin McManus on the Genius of Jesus
"A lot of times genius is not expressed in physics mathematics is expressed in so many different arenas of life but you have to have a domain where that genius is expressed. And i think that's where the genius jesus lost because there isn't an expected domain. This is hang. Hang on just want to say. That's a really cool idea. That's another idea. I've never thought of that. That's a big idea what you just said that. He didn't have you know he didn't write sonnets. He didn't right I it so yeah. So he just lived his life and share things that other people grabbed and wrote down so keep going. But that's a fascinating concept. This is why the genes of jesus is so easily missed because his domain was the human spirit that his work of art was the way his teachings his ideas his influence transformed what it looked like to be human. And so when you have a genius that affects the domain of humanity. It can be so easily overlook oxygen in the room. You don't think about the air in the room except when there is no oxygen add. The domain of jesus is the transformation of the human spirit. Now eric during unicorn during covert everybody has like their crazy moments and i wrote this book during quarantine. I was in my back house and having a conversation with myself which. I do all the time which is why. I'm rarely lonely. And but you know how sometimes you have those conflicting voices and you're not sure. Which one is you. But you're having an argument with yourself. And and i had the stock. How odd that. My entire life is centers around this person. Who two thousand years ago now. I know i'm not supposed to be having that question because i'm the founder of mosaic patrick's church. I'm a follower of jesus. But i always have these these questions and and i thought to myself how odd that my whole life is centered around this person named jesus said one thing i can't deny is that my life has been changed by jesus but objectively. I could argue that. Jesus doesn't exist. I could argue that. Jesus isn't god. But i can't actually argue that. My life hasn't been changed by this dynamic. That i've identified as jesus so i had this thought either at been changed by the reality of jesus being god himself or have been changed by the idea of
"gene" Discussed on EFT/Tapping Q & A Podcast w/ Gene Monterastelli - Emotional Freedom Techniques
Kylie Jenner Confirms She's Expecting Baby No. 2
"So. The rumors are true. Kylie just confirmed. She's pregnant with baby number. Two she announced it with another sweep video. Kind of like how she told the world. She was pregnant with stormy but this time she didn't wait until the baby was already want. That's how she told her famous fan gene away. Ooh every time. I just loved that. Chris acts like she doesn't have ten of the grandkids kids. She's like day of my life to babysit. It was so beautiful the announcement it was really beautiful. And i'm really excited for her. And you know it's so interesting. I know clear blue. Easy is kicking themselves. Ask right now. She's not giving away free. Promo but what i also loved about it as you know she probably would have. Do you think if there wasn't rumors to the point where like peatland had said something. She would've come out with this. I truly believe that she had hit the first pregnancy and it was so isolating and she talked about how lonely. She's about and how afraid she wants to go outside so i don't think that she would do it again. She's not a nineteen year old girl. Right this is not her first time getting pregnant. She knows that the world is going to accept it and her unconventional relationship with travis. Scott so i think she was waiting for the perfect time. I just don't think that she would hit it. The whole time and with the met gala. Come and do you think she wants to do it before they're going. I can't get a read on. Who's actually going to this gal.
Medical Rebel, Dr. Lee Merritt, Explains the COVID Vaccine
"What is this vaccine. What is incorporated who developed it. Should people be worried about this. Should they be suspicious of it and just kind of go through it from an abc nature because we have people listening to this right now. That are still trying to make up their mind. They're not really sure what's going on. Well you know. It's striking to me. That americans would spend more time researching a new car line before they bought one and taking a vaccine that's made out of synthetic dna or synthetic arsenic and can change your genetic makeup forever. I mean come on this is this is serious stuff. We're dealing with here and this isn't a bad scene it's we. We actually found the term for it's a viral based genetic therapy's these things have been working in development for decades as cancer drugs or gene therapies. They could never meet the safety standard. They never reach the bar for safety. And so now by declaring them suddenly oh back seen their indemnified now that could be safe and up for market that she comfort people but it's the same devices and and these what they do is they've taken a small amount of genetic material and they wrapped in a light bulb protein codes and they are injecting it into us in such a way that it produces the actual spike protein. That causes your genetic material or that your machine to them produce literally trillions of copies of the spike protein. We send go all over the body now. Just and that's the theory is that then you'll get immune to the spike protein. Just the theory of that in my opinion is crazy regardless of the other stuff. That's in it and how it actually functions because you know in nature if some of this is hard to talk about because one of the things. We learned that there may not be viruses. The way we talk about them so just for the moments conversation. I'm gonna mentioned viruses as if they really are just like we were taught What we used to do was we will give you a small piece of the virus and then it would just be a very very tiny piece and it would not go all over your body would be local and you would then recognize that your immune system would see it. Memorize it. Go out and tell your other immune system heart to to remember this so that if it ever shows up again you can take it out. That's how you'll time immune system or the old time vaccines work. This worked by actually kind of hijacking. Your your cells. To produce the very pathogen. That made us sick with colbert
The Tyranny Against American Parents Is Only Getting Worse
"Your children still your children. The elegant county health department and elegant michigan sent out a letter saying that your son or daughter is a close contact to a cove in nineteen positive person as defy michigan law. This is a source of infection. If you failed to take the action prescribed in this warning notice we could compel your compliance which may result in you being taken into protective custody to protect public health. They could take your children away by court order if you do not quarantine the way they tell you to. Are they still your children. The tyranny that we have been warning about is only getting worse. Domestically it's happening in australia. It's happening in the entire western world. The question is when are they actually going to stop if ever if we don't stand up against former pfizer vice president says the gloves are off the united kingdom government to inject all twelve to fifteen year olds without parental consent. Dr michael jordan. A former pfizer vice president chief scientist for the allergy and respiratory issued a warning to parents in the united kingdom with school children between twelve and fifteen that the government is planning to inject an experimental gene based kobe. Nineteen vaccine into them with or without their parental consent. Beginning next week from life life site news dot com is still your children in australia. They created a stadium where they took all the children away from parents and started vaccinating them. The doctor writes in this article. The children are no measurable bro. Risk from sars kobe. To and no previous healthy child has died in the united kingdom after infection not one he says that thrombosis pulmonary embolisms appeared over four hundred times the rate of a typical low rate after vaccination. He says that death rates per million. Vaccinations are running everywhere at around sixty times more than any other previous vaccine.
Is Ed Asner in - 'Dug Days' Show on Disney Plus?
"Never died over the weekend. One of his final projects is set to rule out today. Doug Dead Squirrel. The Talking Dog done from up gets his own animated Pixar series, and he's not alone. Get out of my azaleas. Ed Asner is back as the voice of Carl and one of his last performances before his death. Sunday at the age of 91, But it's not his last I m D B list at least seven other projects. Asner filmed her voice that haven't come out yet. All four episodes of Doug Days are out today on Disney. Plus, you didn't dig you, Doug. I am Dog, Jason Nathan's and
US Exit from Afghanistan Ends 20 Years of War
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ First-Day Global Trailer Views Breaks Records
"Superhero getting a lot of play Spider Man is pretty popular this week. When Mysterio reveal my identity my entire life got screwed up. I was wondering if maybe you could make it so that he never did, Tony says. It's Spider Man. No way Home trailer broke the record for most views in 24 hours. It was released Monday and racked up 355.5 million views. Be careful what you wish for Parker. It beat the previous record holder, Avengers endgame by more than 66 Million views. The new Spider Man hits theaters in mid December. Monica Rex CBS
Should You Take a Magnesium Supplement?
"I tackle magnesium. Because i don't think that's a lot of people think about that as a supplement a lot or taking it as a supplement. I know that. I really haven't ever thought too. Much about magnesium. So why do why do we need it and i guess kind of from your perspective as wow your own personal journey of taking it You know how did that. Change your own health and wellness. Yeah course on so. Eighty percent of americans are actually deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is involved in more than six hundred reactions our body while energy creation to protein formation to gene maintenance muscle movements it regulates your nervous system. It's really kind of the he nutrient. I think that is so important. Our bodies and for me. It has given me more energy helped with my sleep. More than i could tell you Personally i'm a taipei person. Not my mind isn't stop. And ever. Since i've started taking the magnesium i take it has a sleep like a baby. That's his your i may gets roof. You're talking to you to taking this. Snap mind is the same way are like you know if we like. Hang out with friends or something. I'll like think about the whole converse anal have trouble sleeping because i'll like replayed organization my and it's really helps with my depression as well which i know. Healing my gut has helped that too but the magnesium has really helped Just kind of find more communist in my mood again with a how important sleep well Sleep feel like is sometimes more important than food and exercise and the magnesium has has really helped with
Gene and Roger: Partners Shared Unique Relationship
"In nineteen ninety-one jean-ann. Roger sat down for acuna with playboy magazine. The interview was nearly ten thousand words long. And you've really gotta read it. Imagine an intense couples therapy session. But with stories about marker sese and tom cruise thrown in it also gives a good glimpse at how gene and roger were getting along their relationship. Status wasn't quite thumbs up or thumbs down. It was more sideways in the playboy interview. They go out of their way to complement each other. But it's also clear that the years of squabbling between the two had done some damage and the things had taken a turn for the worse at one point. Jean says i felt strange from roger the last month to we've been drifting apart but as the nineties went on gene and roger sometimes awkward union would become less contentious. Thanks to some big events in their offscreen lives. Here's marlene eagleton. Jeans wife the most dramatic change came about. After rogers marriage. The chat nineteen ninety. Two and gene was a bubble husband and father for family was to joy inker and when roger married chance he experience like the same thing with her enter children and our grandchildren and it just became a strong bond between the two of them that they weren't headed but the edges started too often.
What is Anxiety?
"Think about a time when you're feeling really anxious what was making you feel that way. Maybe a big test or serious conversation. You had to have with someone important to you or when you've had to drive at night during a rain store. How did that anxiety. Feel in your body. Did your heart start to race. Did you start sweat. Anxiety isn't just happening in your mind. It's a full body reaction. So how does it work. I called up. Dr kelly cyrus and brings got things set up perfectly and they were just. Yeah jen jen. And i are just technological mac. Ask she's a psychiatrist in washington dc. I asked her to give me the basics so anxiety is generally i would say a form of fear or form of worry either. You are afraid that something is going to happen or you are just increasingly worried. You're kind of Maybe apprehensive you're not sure something bad is going to happen. You are maybe overly focused on the expectation of some kind of outcome. Like you just can't stop thinking about something you know. One thing i sometimes is that you know you should just be less anxious to just try to be anxious but i mean you know that sounds like trying to say to someone. Why don't you just have high blood pressure or you know. Why don't you have just less abnormal cells in your uterus. It's that's exactly the case. It's just that we don't think about feelings and emotions in that way for some people it's actually part of your genetic makeup or there was something in your environment where you were predisposed to so many circumstances where you you were alert and if you can't control your environment you certainly can't control your genes. You can't just get rid of your anxiety. Dislike yourselves or your high blood pressure. Anxiety is a normal emotion that all humans experience just like happiness sadness and anger it turns out all feelings have purposes looking at evolution can give us some insight here for example joy and affection tie families together to create stronger bonds of support. Anxiety exists to keep us alive. It's part of our threat response. System and anxiety and fear are closely
Larry Elder Shuts Down Columnist Who Compared Him to David Duke
"There is a recall out for one of the most damaging governors in the country. That is there was competition for that title. I mean it's it's really. I know it's funny but it's you know it's very sad. And if he is recalled larryelder presumably prevail among the candidates. Larry elder is on the line with me. Larry what happened with the sacramento bee. Well i had a very contentious Editorial interview with them it was not just a sacramento d. But also all also at the newspapers as well And we went at it. The same thing with the los angeles times los angeles times has a writer named named gene guerrero Who wrote a piece a few weeks ago. All the calling me. A black david duke When i had my interview with the editorial board of the la times every single question was Was contentious. And i handle them. Pretty definitely and then all of a sudden she pops up. She was not on the list of people to To question me And i refuse to allow her to ask. Ask me a question and one of the members of the editorial board said well. If you become governor how is it. You're going to deal with people who have different points of view. I said i've been on an hour with you. Not a single one of you agree with anything i said. I'm not gonna have a conversation with someone who's all the call. Me black david duke. I'm sorry and so that's what happened with both the sacramento bee interview and the la times. And if you both of which on my social media that you can watch and listen to the entire interview if you like.
Help Me, Rhonda: Rhonda Buttars' Confession
"Dog levels relationship with his ex wife. Ron butters had soured so much. So that on. Sunday may tenth nineteen ninety-two. He told her off in an angry letter. I've done everything i can to be a friend to you. Rhonda i have never bad mouth you behind your back and i have treated you as kind as possible on the phone. You've heard most of this already at the end of the last episode as i said earlier rhonda you win. You don't need to hide behind the answering machine or ask the kids lie or even make up lies yourself. I won't call right or send anything anymore. What you didn't hear was the aftermath days later on wednesday of that same week. We county attorney reed. Richards signed a formal immunity. Agreement for rhonda. This was something south. Ogden police. Sergeant terry carpenter had promised rhonda more than a year earlier. There was in kind of made between the i that immunity would be sought for. You would be no charges filed of inch her say. Your involvement with jewish is that correct and they're condition for motorola provider. Gene the traitor. We wouldn't have any problem and the reaction to that was that she had been shot. But that original verbal agreement had not carried the force of law rhonda heading criminal herself without a signed and sealed immunity agreement. That's really the first solid lead. The we had that she knew and doug and done. We knew he'd done a week. Never prove terry's entire case dependent on rhonda. She had spent months assisting his investigation with no lawyer. No safety net. We got so much information from her that we would never have got her. She had twice worn a wire into the state prison placing immense trust in terry. La dog just look at your track record. They've never been able to meet you. The time had come for terry to reward that trust the formal agreements signed on that day in may of ninety two promised rhonda would receive transactional immunity from charges like the capital murder case. Prosecutors were about to at long last file against her ex husband
The Dangers of Sugar and Children
"We all know that sugar isn't good for us but really let's take a deep dive into why we really need to limit it in our kids diets. Oh absolutely well. I think you know. Sometimes we forget that during times of rapid growth like in childhood and adolescence that you know kids bodies are really sensitive to the influence of dieting activity. Because they're growing so fast they're seltzer turning over rapidly and that makes them especially vulnerable to the effects of food of physical activity and weight and even environmental damage that can occur and so we really need to put an emphasis during this time of rapid cell growth to make sure that the genes that are being activated or turning on towards health not towards a genetic susceptibility and sugar can actually displace some of these high value. Nutrition foods that play in essential role not just in growth but an immunity but also cognition and genetic expression okay. That's something that we don't typically hear about. And so what about the things we do hear about a lot in terms of childhood obesity. Type two diabetes like these things. We should be concerned about. Oh absolutely i mean first off anytime you look at childhood obesity wolf whether you know kids are really actually normal weight or an overweight. Too much sugar again. Just places. high value nutrition and micronutrients that can increase the inflammatory process that leads to chronic disease over time. Even kids who were teenagers who are overweight and adolescents have a significantly higher risk of colon cancer later in life. I mean we're even seeing precursors in heart disease in children. I mean if you look at like obesity in preschoolers. I think it's risen from around five percent in the early seventies like nineteen seventy two up to close to fourteen percent
Is Obesity Genetic?
"A lot of us still hold us misconception that obesity is all about willpower and self control. I know i have mentioned this. In the past as well and i just want to reiterate that obesity has been recognized as a chronic disease. A two thousand twelve online poll of eleven hundred forty three adults conducted by reuters and the market research from its source actually found that sixty one percent of the. Us adults believed that personal choices about eating and exercise what a sponsor for the obesity epidemic but interestingly the biologic cause of obesity was proposed as early as nineteen or seven as with other chronic diseases. That is a genetic competent obesity as well but before you started blaming it all on the jeans i do want to point out that this is certainly not the complete picture. Let's talk about the genetics. There have been various studies done on this to explore the genetic base of obesity. Quite a few landmarks were actually done before. We have the technology for genetic analysis. How were these studies done then. You might wonder well. These were done in twins ever wondered why identical twins look similar that's because genetically very similar fraternal twins on the other hand are not genetically similar. And that's why they also look different. So in nineteen seventy six. There was a scandinavian study conducted by 'em borgeson him to answer this question. How much of a role do genes play in obesity in children. The study design was simple and elegant. He enrolled forty identical twins and sixty one fraternal twins in his study. The twins that were selected for the study had at least one of the twins at one hundred fifteen percent of their ideal body weight. What makes this study. Really amusing is the fact that these two impairs had the same environment right from the womb. To the time they were studied what he found was that the head of the ability of obesity was anywhere between forty to sixty percent in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty six albertson card at the university of pennsylvania conducted another study proving this point further. He and his colleagues looked at danish adoption. Registry of five forty dollars the adoption records included the heights and the weights of the adoptees biologic and adoptive parents and when they analyze data and the looked at the bmi for both sets of the parents what they found was that despite having shared an environment within adoptive parents the adoptees bmi approximity those of their biologic parents rather than their adoptive parents. This study of course pointed to was the impact of jeans on obesity but did not provide any information on the extent of this
"gene" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Underlying tension that gave all their arguments and extra spark. It wasn't just longtime viewers who got caught up gene riders drama even their co workers found themselves pulled into it at times. Jim murphy a producer and director on the show remembers a special episode of cisco neighbor that went through nineteen rounds of editing and even then gene and roger were still arguing about the results every screener they saw either gene. Got too much of this roger. Got much that. I thought we should be used this part. I thought we should use that part. You know it's hard to get through that when you have two wrong people saying like you know i'm not accepting it unless it has this are i'm not accepting it. Lets you take that out. So i do remember those being immensely frustrating at times but they always got done in the end. There's sort of gene factions and roger factions among the staff or was it all kind of unified at times. People would agree with one or the other more to each other. We would grouse about either gentlemen's personality peculiarities. Because they were very different the each of their own pet peeves and annoying habits and things like that but as a team we sort of all backed the both viewers though tended to side with one critic over the other. There were gene fans and roger fans and even today you see people on twitter taking sides but in order for the show to succeed it needed both critics and all the animosity that came with them. Disney even played it up when promoting the show. One commercial consisted of the two critics sitting in a theater and complaining about one another. He occasionally tells me what i think. And he's only occasionally right. You persistent thinking that. He's a better from critic. Cries me crazy for the critical difference. It's the school and ebert and the movies. Gene and roger were so comfortable being public enemies that some people assumed it was all an act in nineteen ninety-seven. The critics appeared on the cover. Chicago magazine next to a headline that read is the feud of fraud. It's a question. Some of their friends and coworkers still get s. Today was all that fighting just for show the answer. No definitely no. Gene and rogers relationship was tricky. Mix of resentment and affection that even decades later is hard to sort out without having them here to explain it to us. One thing is clear. Though the friction between gene and roger was genuine. They'd started out as cross town rivals and become national rivals and they were very different. Men in terms of interests and attitude when you put two people with the combat of history and conflicting personalities in front of tv cameras and keep them there for nearly twenty five years. Their frustrations are going to come to the surface. When chas hebrew began dating roger nine hundred eighty nine. She'd sometimes visit the set when the critics were taping an episode. I would see some of the knockdown drag out fights. They had when they were filming. And i could see that gene knew how to push rogers buttons and get him to respond angrily about something because you know. Sometimes roger felt that gene wasn't woolliness white or sometimes. Roger thought the gene thought. The roger was being to bossier or to exacting about something but they still even then they got along they when they were not at the studio when they were just sitting around as france they were acting. You know they act like brothers to me. That's how many of gene rogers family members and co workers saw them as spiritual siblings. Who fought the way brothers. Do in the mid eighties. They sat down with talk. Show host gary collins who brought in a clinical psychologist to try to get at the bottom of the rivalry. They agreed there was something brotherly about their dynamic after all even was the only child and his family and cisco the youngest in his and by many years maybe that explain their mutual need for attention. The need to always be right. Other than that many breakthrough. They didn't make a whole lot of progress. I think one of the things we disagree about and talking about this which one of us was the older brother who is the other. One is the younger bruce. I'm four years older than three. And a half that even in for a half a year toward the end of the segment. Gene points out that if anyone were to ever get to the bottom of his relationship with roger the show would be doomed. They knew their little blowups gave their tv appearances attention. Their competitors could never duplicate those are. The critics didn't have gene and rogers years worth of built up frustrations and they didn't have the same brutal sense of humor. Here's marlene nicholson jeans. Wife i know they like matching with i mean chain and and roger were like a for wild and dorothy parker in the same room together. Which was which you know. I think they traded time to be fair just like they flipped a quarter to see who. Who's that next to the host of the talk show. What some be resolved. Harsh words between gene and roger was often just the way they talked. There's a semi famous blooper. Reel them from nineteen eighty-seven that reveals. How closely their senses of humor lined up. They were filming promos for that week. Show and jean had been garbling. His lines for g beach is a second language. Rather i languages yes. I'll have apple pie with my order. He asks the mcdonald's girls if he can have apple pie with or before they asked him. And you know what jean says and he goes into. Mcdonald's can i apple as with their order. They're razzing goes on for almost ten minutes. If this video had leaked back in the eighties it might have settled the friend or foe question forever. it doesn't capture gene. And roger acting like bitter enemies lashing out at one another or as best buds putting on an act. They just seem like themselves friendly foes. Here's how chaz ebert summarizes gene and rogers relationship more than thirty years after first meeting them. This is what i saw. I saw civilized men who really respected each other's opinions and lou that they both thought they were like the smartest guys in the room and so they wanted to impress each other still. They're respect was an obvious to many of the shows fans like howard stern who pressed them on the relationship on his radio show in the late eighties. I don't think you really like each other. Well you know. The fact is that if we hadn't been doing this television show we probably wouldn't have had three conversations in the last thirteen years but for the half hour gene and roger were on the air together every week. They seem destined to be together whether they wanted to or not. And they're combative. Energy would prove impossible for others to recreate by nineteen ninety. The replacement version of at the movies have been canceled and many of the other cisco labor clones were gone to that year. Gene and roger appeared on the cover of spy magazine that before. The internet harnessed. Ninety percent of the media. world's collective sarcasm. they appeared as part of a feature story that semi scientifically ranked the most influential critics in the country. Roger came in first until gene started calling the writer of the article arguing that he actually deserved the top spot gene one. But only by a small margin the point was even with all their competitors. There was no single critic as powerful as siskel and ebert together and in the nineties that power will be felt across the industry. It will be gene in rogers allowed us decade.
"gene" Discussed on Planet Money
"The story of gene patenting kind of starts in the nineteen seventies when scientists figured out how to modify genes in a lab until nineteen eighty living. Things mostly couldn't be patented but that year the supreme court said i guess. These new modified genes are inventions. And pretty soon after that the patent office started granting patents not just on those modified genes but even on genes that scientists had just managed to isolate an extract from the body which started this huge genetic goldrush hundreds of new biotech companies popped up and suddenly the human genome started to look kind of like an uncharted surveyors map with hidden treasure. Worth millions of dollars just lurking out there in the genetic code by the early nineties. One of the biggest genetic treasures was the gene responsible for most cases of inherited breast and ovarian cancer the b. r. c. h. Gene and women with the brca gene have up to a seventy percent chance of getting breast cancer. Compared to about just ten percent for the general population. There was an enormous international race to find this gene and when myriad genetics was founded in one thousand nine hundred one winning the race to find the brca gene was a top priority geneticists. Sean teigen was one of the first people hired at myriad genetics. I had never heard of myriad. In fact i was roughly employee number. Ten sean and myriad hoped that if they could find this gene they could diagnose people at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer and create tests and treatments for it nasa whereafter in the end is to add years to the lives of the people who buy you know unfortunate chance inherited a mutation in one of these genes. The trick to locating this gene is to identify families where breast cancer clusters. And then if you compare the dna of the people in those families who got cancer versus older people in the family who never got it. It will probably lead you to the gene and in the race to find this gene. Mary has a huge head. Start mostly because of its location in salt lake city. Utah has this comprehensive database of anyone who's developed cancer in the state. It is also home to the mormon church which famously keeps extensive genealogical records show. They're thinking when if just cross-referenced reference those two databases they'd have themselves a ready made pool of promising dna candidates and then they could get straight to mining for mutations sean and his team at myriad get to work. They are working around the clock all hands on deck. How did you guys think about what the stakes were for you. Guys you know in this race returned to arrive there. I i was merely an existential question for the company. There wasn't any doubt about that. It was like if we can find this than the company is going to be successful. And if we don't find it we're probably gonna shrivel up and go hundreds of other scientists around the world were also looking for this gene if myriad doesn't want to shrivel up and go away they have to get to it i after four long years of mining. Dna myriad finally strikes gold they find the mutated gene living on chromosome seventeen from what is now known to be base pair. Forty three million forty four thousand two hundred ninety five to base pair forty three million one hundred twenty five thousand three hundred and sixty four myriad extracts and isolates gene and almost immediately stakes its claim on it by filing a patent but profiting off of that patent turns out to be a whole other problem. There's just no good way to make a drug or treatment based on this gene so instead they focused solely on making a test that would tell people if they have the gene. Though even tasked will be hard to make money off of because brca is like say cova testing where you might get tested over and over or a drug the take every day you know the same person will use a particular patent drug again and again and again and again but they get the information that they are mutations carrier wanted to. They don't need to have that test again. It's done so. The prophet situation is different. Myriad cooks up a solution to this profit problem i. They will make the cadillac of tests the very best cancer gene test of all time and they will charge a premium for it then myriad starts using. Its patent to do what happens. Do best to create a monopoly if anyone else tries to make comprehensive diagnostic test based on their brca genes including some researchers myriad says kindly cease and desist last piece of the prophet puzzle. They get to work driving up demand. Genetic testing for breast cancer was relatively new thing. People didn't really know about it yet. So myriad launched a big marketing campaign aimed mostly at doctors and clinics. But then they test out something that hadn't really been done before with genetic testing breast cancer runs in my family. My mother my dad's sisters. I wondered if it would be inevitable. The trade marketing their test directly to consumers talk to your doctor or visit brac now dot com myriad says they invested around five hundred million dollars to develop and market the test and that they didn't even turn a profit until two thousand eight and says patenting. The gene was the key. That's the only way myriad could get the time and money needed to create what they deemed one of the most sophisticated genetic tests to date attest that gave more than a million people information about their risk for breast and ovarian cancer. But as you may remember not everyone saw myriads business model in the same positive light first of all that direct marketing to a broad swath of consumers less than ten percent of women are even good candidates for this test so there were concerns that myriad was encouraging all of these people to try to get a test that most of them don't even need that cost thousands of dollars before insurance and back at the. Aclu that lawyer. Chris hansen by the mid-2000s he'd spent a few years learning all about gene patenting and looking into the ways myriad was doing business and he had a few concerns of his own for example. Chris says people who did take myriads test might have been getting a false sense of security because his cadillac of tests. The original version of that test did not screen for several dangerous mutations in the gene which came to light after they'd gone to market so that even if you are a result back from myriad saying you're fine you weren't necessarily fine which you know. Science is a process of learning but once myriad realized its mistake and fix the test if customers wanted to take their new and improved. Test that identifies mutations that was gonna cost extra and chris says myriad police it's gene patents so aggressively that no other comprehensive. Brca test was available. So if you were worried that myriad had missed something. There was no way to get a second opinion myriad. Genetics was the only place in the country. You could go if you wanted to be tested other labs could could technically do be. Rca screening were not allowed to do so because of <hes>. Myriads hat myriad told us. Look we only actually filed two lawsuits against our patent but scientists. We spoke with told us that myriad also sent out a ton of letters that threatened legal action which had basically the same effect of shutting down testing efforts and many scientists were already frustrated with myriad because the race define these genes in the first place had been largely collaborative among scientists around the world and yes myriad had found the gene i but they've done it with the help of everyone else's published work and then they used their patent rights to essentially claim testing for it all to themselves and because really only myriad could test for these genes only they could gather certain kinds of really valuable new data about inherited breast cancer they collected and years of data most of which they also didn't share with the rest of the breast cancer research community. They had this gigantic database of brca one jeans and the various variations of the brca jeans myriad refused to share that database with the scientific community. We spoke to the folks at myriad and they told us that they didn't want to share their genetic database with the broader scientific community out of a concern for patient privacy. They say the pricing of tests has always been proportionate to the costs of developing and bringing them to market and they say they're patent strategy was in line with others in the industry. But chris's concerns went. Far beyond myriads business model far beyond myriad used it's gene patents for him myriad was just a symptom of a much more fundamental issue. The real problem to chris was that genes could even be patented at all. The notion that some private company to own a part of my body and i can't look at it without paying a royalty to some private company seemed to me blindingly obviously a civilization and when chris hansen sees a civil liberties issue. He knows what to
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"Zero days your call number nine how are you doing hi Denise gun gun so the game we're playing is Gene Simmons or Richard Simmons and this is how it works I'm going to give you a fact about somebody you will either be about Gene Simmons from kiss or it will be about Richard Simmons from sweating to the oldies you get three out of five correct we're gonna send you to the concert on thirty first okay okay here we go number one was born in Israel Gene Simmons are Richard Simmons there we go Gene Simmons or Richard Simmons often confronts over eaters Richard one morning on we're gonna send you to the show Gene Simmons or Richard Simmons used to go on tour in shopping malls Richard Simmons he's in those all mall workouts yeah right you where and into a robe sheets and rejects okay you're still in good shape here is going to get one more Gene Simmons or Richard Simmons claims to have never had an alcoholic drink gene G. okay one more bring it home Gene Simmons or Richard Simmons is known for short shorts and sequence on a midriff shirt the Labor Day weekend thirty first thirty first Saturday yeah whatever Labor Day weekend Saturday night that's gonna be a good show do need they on the line producer DKW take care of you on how you can get your tickets okay thanks to me you got it we'll have another pair of tickets to give away tomorrow we got tickets all week here on the hammer Nigel usually Gene Simmons a Richard Simmons again I think we can we get a lot of good stuff here the last couple days we did sing along with me and the next couple days I think will do gene or Richard St they were kids song by the way what's yours war I like god gave rock and roll to you okay Detroit rock city can't go wrong with that we've been using rock and roll all night I think that's kind of the signature kissed rock and roll.
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Robert wants to know who's the wasn't for him to always wear tuxedo. The WF that was something. Vince, always did early on E wanted all of his announcers and commentators stand out. We're tuxes be classy. Devin wants to know do they ever considered giving Jane of piper's pit style show? No that wasn't jeans. Rowley was Jane was the neutral guy that wouldn't have worked. Jay wants to did Bruce ever have main gene burger can't say ever had the pleasure. Abba mean Jean burger? Ryan wants to know nothing salacious spammed the list, but any funny manging party stories. I gotta tell you feel like main Jane would be the best guy ever to have a party. Well, he is any was the life of the party. And like, I said, you know, I think that the fun times. How funny was gene always was the life of the party, whether he was telling jokes, whether he was at the end of the piano singing in that that was gene Oakland was. Just a lot of fun. Last question here. This one's from Robert Collins, what was gene Oakland like in real life. What you see is what you get in many respects. But he could also be very very reflective one of the nicest guys that I've ever had the pleasure working with one of the most talented individuals ever in the business because I just had confidence in him, and I trusted him as well. And he never let me down in that regard. So. So summit all up. He was good father. And he was just a really really good, man. And there's not a lot of that out there. And I think that gene fits in that category. Without question. The greatest to ever do it the best that ever did it Maine's in Oakland. You'll be missed. We appreciate you guys. Taking time to join us here on the show, celebrating the life and times the great gene for Linden. Hope you'll be back next week. We're back to our regular scheduled programing will hit Royal rumble nineteen ninety nine next week. But in the meantime, let's let's relive some more Mangena memories. And we'll put some videos on YouTube and Facebook and everywhere we can celebrate the great life made. You know, we'll see next week right here. Something wrestle first pitcher..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"We were trying out and Stanford Connecticut, a really nice high end hotel for some reason was given us these incredibly great rates after a particular evening out with gene, gene, tried to hug a several thousand dollar vase or vase. She likes to say. And it came tumbling down with gene in his in his state of maybe having one or two too many of martinis, but that was few and far between Jean liked to have have a drink or two. And we had a lot of fun out in the bars. And what have you, but he was always a blast and go back to that hotel. They immediately took that right away from us and asked us to please not book anything in their hotel going forward after that night. But he he was a lot of fun man, gene. Gene was an awful lot of fun. One of the things he was probably not ham. But somebody on his behalf is he trying to get over the phrase, holy balls on Twitter. Gene ISM that. Maybe I didn't never hear. I'm never heard that. Well, I'll tell you company surprise earlier this year because I saw Jean mountain dew kickstart commercial, Kevin Hart. I believe in the commercials trying to impersonate Randy savage, and I think last time we saw him on WBZ TV was January where he was on the twenty fifth anniversary episode of raw is interviewing AJ styles. Now is probably your last time or next to last time saying gene in real life right on though, he saw him at the twenty fifth anniversary around New York. We saw in there. Then we saw him in Winston Salem, wrestle Cade any final lasting memories of Jane. You wanna share with us about your last few visits him? You know, I I remember going back to the twenty fifth anniversary of Rahm. I remember that evening when gene was getting ready to go out and talking to him in him just saying, wow, they've got so many riders so many people running around. Remember how used to do it? We kind of chuckled, you know, reminisced a little bit. And they look at me says, Bruce, I don't know any of these guys I need them to write it down for me now. And they're telling me, gene, you got it. I don't know. They all I'm talking to. In that was typical gene. And then he pulled it off like the champ that he is the last time that I saw was this this past November Winston Salem. And i'm. You know, the last thing that I. I did was kiss him on the forehead and said, I love you, gene. And I'll see you later. And I had I known as last time. I was going to see him. But I'm glad I'm glad I got to tell them that. And we were sitting there at the bar when he was having dinner before we went to go do our show and invited him to the show, and he was tired and just got up kissed him on the forehead and the loved him. Well, let's. Trumping up here on. Fortunately, we lost main. Jane on January second earlier this week. He's buzz wife and fifty four years Tucson's Todd and tour three grandchildren tied as a professional hockey player with the New York Islanders, obviously true legend and an icon on the wrestling business and lots people throw those words around, but then ever more deserving them with main, gene. What do you think genes? Like see that's going to be it isn't going to be holy balls. No. No. I just I will always see gene hold the microphone with that other hand up in the air. And and I will always picture standing next to whole Cogan and getting hulkamania over to the level that got I mean, Gino, Colin is said he he was he was the best. And he's what everyone aspired to be. Let's let's ask some questions. We took social media and said, hey, Colin audible recovered Mangena this week they were questioned about mangy and if so just had it's right here. Katherine wants to know who to gene love working with and who has lace favorites to work with. But far hulk HOGAN was probably favorite by long shot, is least favorite was probably warrior, and savage. Savage. No, once I haven't just because Randy could be Randy sometimes and be a little off putting and just ran could be rent rate and could be intense sometimes and Jean liked to have fun. And Randy brandy wasn't in the mood to have fun was what was but they got along..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"But now, well the business sane better day some that God's leaving. And this is a time when you know hall cogos laughed when the much van departures coming the next year gas, you're really closely associated with the brand Bobby Heenan. They're they're out. But main gene was always there. You know, when it's gonna make a movie, gene, still here Chebbi up MS vents, just compartmentalize all of this as I have is able to just keep it moving. Exactly, you just you just have to keep moving if you stop then you're gonna get swallowed up. So you keep moving you wish him, well, and you move on it's, but but at the same time, it's a family because you spend so many hours together, you work so hard together you can't help but have feelings and and become close with people. So that part is hard, but you have to put on the business hat and just keep moving forward. What was the reaction internally? You know, like amongst the boys when they say that a guy who's been here so long gene laving create state of panic for any of the gals. I wouldn't say panic sadness. Yes. And I think that from from my vantage point, I definitely know from the production guys the studio they've a really sad. They were upset that gene left because he was one of the boys. He was one of the crew. And he was someone that always hung out with them. We always had a really good time together. So there's there's just sorrow. I mean, it's just genuine sadness with someone that you love is is leaving you. I'm done. We've done a bunch of the shows where we talk about gossip fall out of favor with Vance for whatever reason. And that's really what this show is guess is just peering into the mind of a madman that one that created the WB at for, you know, however, we want to categorize what we're doing on the show. But one of the things have always been fascinated with is have conspiracy process all of this and something that did become to lie until in research for the show this week. I'm a fly over is his last couple of years in the WF. He wasn't on speaking terms of vets. I mean, that's direct from Jean that he wasn't on the best. Speaking terms with fans, once there's some some falling out that maybe we haven't ever really discussed or did was the the stress and pressure of the business getting Vince at that point. No. And it was I don't know that g may have characterized it that way, but gene didn't have. Have any interaction with Vince? Because gene was doing things at the studio. Gene, wasn't on the road with us all the time at that point. He would come in every once in a while he just didn't have that interaction within that he used to have. So you think that that the need think that is a move vents banks preemptively? When he knows he's gonna have to sever the relationship. No. I just it was it was just simply a. The way that we were doing business at the time. And so much of what we had done on the road so much of what Vince used to be involved with he was no longer involved with and a lot of that went over to the television production side, and what we were doing is like we would write TV, we would go and produce it. And then we were pretty much hands off on a lot of it from the production end of things, and that was Kevin Donna his groups gene was mainly working with Kevin and the guys on that end of things. He he wasn't working with us on the front end of gene was more on the back end of it. So the relationship in the just the interaction not relationship the interaction with vents was no longer there. Because Vince wasn't producing that stuff. We're in the beginning. He did right. Let's talk about jumping ship here. At happens November six nineteen ninety three is when I pop up on Saturday night. So not a ton of separation does Vance or anybody in the company feel some sort of tinge of I don't know maybe ownerships, not the right worry behind..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Because jeans. Obviously, the elder statesman of the group when a young guy like Sean Mooney comes in power. Gene handle the the young upstarts who were coming in with class in. Gene was the first one to lend a hand he wasn't. He wasn't fearful of his job. He wasn't one to a lot of the old timers when new talent come in. They get very fearful and protective of their spot. Jane looked at Sean Mooney is an opportunity more free time for gene and more time for gene to do other things. So he was there to help Sean every way that he possibly could. And it was from everything that I could tell outside looking in was a great relationship, and I relied on gene to do that I relied on gene to to help the younger talent get these guys through some of the ship. It and he never failed. Let me ask you this. You know, these days a lot of guys travel together. So this guy rows with that guy that girl rods that girl was gene Rodman was when when you guys were making town the traveling companion. I think for for the most of the time when when he did travel a somebody would probably be Bobby Heenan or. Lot of times he travel by himself. But he always would hang out with the production guys Jean love to hang out with the crew. He was just he was one of the boys. But he he was one of the crew to and he he loved everybody, you know, behind the cameras. So that was that was jeans click. A little bit about one of the more famous main gene moments summer, slam nineteen eighty nine you know, where I'm going with us. I'll take it from here. Hub. Boy, will we did pre tapes. And during one of the earlier pre tapes that I think Bobby Heenan and Rick rude in the middle of the pre-tape, the the summer slam sign had been set up, and it was like masking tape or something that the was holding the sign of the wall in the middle of the interview the the damn sign fell. Gene, just started on. I was like well fuck it. And we cut tape, and obviously we did another one get signed back put up and did another one. Well, we're live and in the middle of live show, the commentators throwback, Tony shivani and Jesse Ventura two things happen that night that that really were the impetus of what I would use for announcer tryouts for many years after that in the opening shot. When kirwin was scanning the crowd doing the ballyhoo across the crowd. A woman jumps in front of the crane and takes her top off and it made air in it made air on the live show Jesse. And Tony completely froze. Did not know what to say. Then they and they said nothing which was even worse then from there on this same thing happened. And and we're Vince screaming, Adam, you know, got cover covered SEIs something and Jesse kind of fill farted around and jumped on Oakland a little. A bit. But it was it was demonstration of for me than it used many years later for announcers always to have something react, even if it's wrong react because it's live, and we're looking for you to pull all this shit together. And then we played the right tape. But yeah, that was a complete one genes fuck up. It was a truck fuck out. Still hilarious though. One of the things that's been floated around is a screen. Grab of when you guys were apparently just messing around with main, gene? And put something up there on the the lower third where Senator say major line that said main quote, unquote, tiny, dick, Jane, Oakland. Is that a man who would have been having fun in the truck when I put tiny on the screen did that air? Didn't air, but it was released a series of bloopers few years ago, and you know, that same blue Correal had manging cracking everybody up because allegedly these interviews while the, you know, we're we're long and people were probably tired through the end of gene, Kip, everybody laughing because he was trying to crack you up and some of that stuff. He would go really really blue with. So it never made the air. Remember any famous gene stand up moments like that where he thought this is great ship, but we can never show it most most every..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"It was laborious and it had become a in some ways a play thing for Howard Finkel. We're Howard would have guys do interviews that would never air. And when we started looking at the stockpile of everything that we had just came up with a better way to do it. And I stole the idea from mid south because that's how we had done them in mid south, except we did them with actual commentators. We would throw back and forth, and you do generic interview with rapper outs. So what it became was, gene. Being in a. Studio, gene, would do the market specific stuff. Hey, a Lanta. We're going to be there. This Tuesday night at the Omni arena. Tickets are available here. Gene, would do those wrap arounds and then he would throw to talent. And they would do the same interview in that interview would air in every market that that match was pertinent. It wouldn't be specific to Atlanta. But gene stuff would. So it required gene coming to the studio and knocking all of that stuff out. And it was a lot. To Jean felt like a lot more work because he had to come to Stanford in reality. It was a lot less work for gene talent editors everybody. But it was just new and it was and it was different. And then vents counter was looking at it like God damn it. If he lived here would be a problem and that scare gene to death. He did not wanna live in Sanford. Hey did. Good point. Okay. Let's talk about wrestlemainia four this your first wrestlemania. It's a big moment. It's a big time preview and we've done full show on it in the archives. But I feel like you have to have something you can share with us. Jane from that show Jesus. My first my first wrestlemainia, man. And I'm the producer of the show. I'm twenty five years old kid. I'd never produced. The Russell may know what the hell I was doing invents. Told me make sure you have production meetings with all of the commentators. And and make sure that you get with everybody individually and have a production meeting with them and go over everything, Mike. Okay. Yes, sir. Got it. So I'd had. One with gorilla monsoon and those guys which took about an hour and a half or so and my next one was gene Oakland's gene shows up. Jane comes to the room, and he walks in and Rosie. What have we got today? I said, well, let's go show goes do we really need to go over the show. I said, well, yeah, you need to know what you're doing. 'cause I'm gonna be interviewing guys, right? Well, yes, sir. And he's like got it. All right. See their kid and walked out of there. That was my production meeting with Jean ochre Lynn, and he was gone before. I realized what the fuck just happened and everything worked out perfectly. He did interviews. Let's talk about Sean Mooney. Sean Mooney is another guy that I really think about this era. The I mean to me it's maintain Sean Mooney from the announcer side. Sean tweeted out sad day in the world of entertainment, and for the fans of the great at the gene Oakland, as I've long said there was gene Oakland, and then there was the rest of us rest. Well, my friend has tagged goat. I mean, everybody's saying that everybody not just fans people who were in the business people who are, you know, his coworkers in that business. They all regard him as being the goat. What how did gene handle some of the younger talent?.
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"And this is something we and asked about a lot the wrestling album. Rick derringer, our did a song rock and roll hoochie coup. And of course, I think most people dare injures most famous piece of wrestling business is whole insurance thing real American, but to fruity on the wrestling album as well jeans bar this, you weren't there for it. But you've probably got some fun stories that have what trick trickle down the line over the years right on the wrestling album, gene did to fruity on piledriver, which was the second album is gene actually did rock and roll Chiku. And Joe lots my friend. Joel watts who came up to WWF with me produced the video for that. And that's when actually got to meet and work with Rick derringer, which was one of the coolest things ever for a twenty four year old kid be sitting there with Rick derringer and Rick derringer playing guitar in slow motion just the coolest shit, but that's being around gene, Oakland and him doing that was just crazy because he's telling derringer what to do on different things. And it was just classic because here's again, Rick derringer, a rock and roll God. I don't care who you are. You debate me all you want. But he was he is a rock and roll God. And it was really nice to see Oakland collaborating with derringer derringer actually having the time of day to speak to me that was my memory of the piledriver wrestling album, which gene Oakland. Let's talk about the nineteen eighty-seven slamming awards you were there December six eight Caesar's palace in Las Vegas. Palaces a cool wrestling place. I didn't really think about that. But you guys that wrestlemania? They are those champions there and evenly slimy. Ords Palestinian, gene. And Jesse Ventura are the host for this. And gene is also the co winner of the best head award, which Sese flair would certainly take issue with that title was shared with bam. Bam. Bigelow. What do you remember about the sleigh me awards for nineteen eighty seven a week's worth of rehearsals, one week being in Caesars in Atlantic City and having to go through every pain staking second of that show every single day the choreography with the dancers, and the guys who had never danced before end or really saying live before they did the the album, you know, in a studio and shit. So they never actually sang these things before and Vince wanted to do it all live and. Doing all real no lip synching and all that other good shit. In Jane, Jesse were holding it all together. And there was a bit that I was responsible for which was the fight with access Jim Duggan and Harley race. During the the night. There was a gimmick screen that went down on the stage that Harley and Doug and were supposed to go through. But they were only supposed to go through it. The second on the second live show the first live show. They were supposed to go around it and the second live show, we were actually going to break through it. Well, we had hurston million times. And we were doing the first show in Harley in Doug in her back there the waiting on the Q, and I give them the Q and before I know it they went right through the middle of the screen, and we only had one. Thank God for gene, Oakland because Oakland, reacted Oakland. He he didn't live. He did it off the cuff Jesse. If you go back and watch Jesse didn't know what the hell the do because he was waiting for him to come around the corner and Oakland was savior and Jean being on the spot. Like that was you put him out there live, and I never really had to worry about gene VN out there live because he would be able to cover whatever was thrown at him and everybody came back yelling and screaming. But at the end of the day. Yes, it was a fuck up. They just misunderstood. They thought they were only gone through wants, which they were just a second show and it all worked out for the better. Because. Has changed format of the vent centers sometime in nineteen eighty eight and Jean is the host of that talk about the change that you did here in how gene was feeling with this new role for years what the what had been was traditional interview segments where gene stood there with the talent interview them for every single market. It was time consuming..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Talk about the television show all American wrestling. He was the host of that show and the head a few different little skits on the show sometimes had interact with staff members and get their opinions on what's going on every half and other times he'd be on the phone at least pretending to be on the phone to the famous celebrity that occasionally someone would stop by. You got any stories about all American wrestling. And some of these different shows all American wrestling is what vents started off with where he all the tapes. And we're he really got to know all of the other talent in the different territories around the country because they would send their tapes and they wanted their guys to be on all American wrestling. So they would play tapes from junkyard dog and from hulk HOGAN and from Jimmy snuck in all these guys from all over different parts, and then Vince would reach out and bring these guys in but. But later on and as gene would always say when the ratings starting to tank, that's when Vince hadn't it off. And all American wrestling, kind of reached a plateau in Vince handed off to gene, gene, rela said idea, we would take all American wrestling in the at one four that we did it in Baltimore to studio there. But it was gene standing in a room, and we would do three weeks at a time. He's standing in room do ins and outs matches. And he would just add limit. Here's what we're going to gene he would ad lib. But he wanted to have some creative freedom, and he invents agreed to let Jean have one minute. Sixty seconds per show. Gene, do whatever you want and Jean liked to do these little skits on the phone where he would be calling someone, and you would only hear one side of the conversation. Well, Bert how you doing there. Gene. Oakland. Yeah. Tell naughty. I said Hello. And he would have these conversations and whatever was topical in the news at the time. So that was jeans one minute. We let him kind of do whatever he wanted after a while I had stopped being hands on producing that show and let another producer takeover that show. And I get a phone. Call one day from vents. We had eight hours of television every single week brand new programming every week, and I didn't watch every every single addition of every show that that came out. But on one of the versions of all American wrestling. He apparently did one where he was like. Yeah. How you doing there? George house, Barbara. All right. Yes. Yes. Yes. The Bush and something like that. I don't know exactly what it was. But it was Barbara and Bush in the same bit and the network went fucking ballistic absolutely ballistic that gene, gene, Oakland was allegedly talking about Barbara's bushes. Bush is what they said and so on so forth. And it was gene being gene just doing his double entendre stuff that. Got a little trouble with. That is hilarious of all things. I thought you'd be talking about today. Barbara Bush Bush as not on the list, let's talk a little bit about..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"He's got lots of. Famous interactions because this is during the rock and wrestling era. So you've got shows where Mr. tease around us. Well, what did what did gene thank of the influence of the mainstream professional wrestling feels like something he would have been a proponent for. He joined it. I know I think that the most infamous was the Billy Martin vignettes that they shot out in San Diego where Jean shows up to work with Billy Martin and Billy is sitting at the bar, absolutely trashed and jeans trying to get something out of him. But gene, relish those moments, gene, relish, taking the impossible and making something out of it. But that was probably his favourite I walk in and this guy sitting at the bar Hebert three sheets to the wind. I'm like what the hell am I supposed to do in this guy that's turning on their camera on let's go. And that was gene. It was. Let's get it on. Let's go although it for him. So I think that gene kinda relish working with those those folks, and he was again that conduit to the other side. I like the said, let's get it on because that was the attitude that I think he took wrestlemainia I didn't even know this all started doing some research this true. Hey, sang the national anthem wrestlemania one personal. It's unbelievable to me, you know, the rumor and innuendo was that the head of major name lined up and winds up whoever the person is under no showing and they're gonna pensions. Although it any did that that's a little footnote in history that you know, I didn't know he's told us before Howard Finkel kind of put the name wrestlemania. But the idea that manging sang the national anthem at the first one somehow wasn't even bigger mind blower to make. I just never would've managed, gene Kerner. Oh, yeah. Definitely, man. Gene, loved to sing was gene was one of those guys at a party when they would play piano. The gene would be right next to the piano player. Singing songs absolute classic, and he did it inches Christmas parties when the guy would sit down at the piano, gene would be at the other end singing songs you'd be in a bar somewhere. They would have a piano and somebody would start to play, gene. It was absolutely great multi-talented. Well, let's let's skip forward. Here. We spent a lot of time talking about what happened before you knew gene before you had mentioned. What was your impression of gene before you met him? I talked about this before you came to work for the company after wrestlemania three and nine hundred eighty seven, but you've been seeing some of these vignettes doing with Holker we're gonna new seen obviously his work in Awa and how to be f- in your like way back machine. What was the rap on gene and Texas on the Paul boss territory? And how was he regarded and fault of when you actually make the trip up there? Well, I think Paul Bosch kinda looked at him. And it was it was funny because Paul in with the note pad and write down some of the attitudes that gene would use to describe the action and describe different things. I'll ridiculous is this. So I looked gene as an unbelievable pitch, man..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"So not only could Vince offering more money, but that's the the best schedule ever in the history of wrestling as not three days every three weeks with the idea behind. It was a recorded television every three day. I mean every three weeks so during the time that would be the time that gene would cut all of the individual interviews with the talent for the individual markets for the next three weeks. Now, it was a grueling three days during that time that they eventually would have to take on the road and expand the number of days because the number of live events expanded. So is jeans role. Expanded in the events expanded the demand also came on the had to work a whole hell of a lot more, but working three days every three weeks is a hell of a hell of a proposition. No doubt about it. And he jumps at the chance. And he accepts that offer in December of nineteen eighty three. And here's sort of what I was learning to earlier the big sitdown comes or gene has to let the gun is now that he's leaving. And he's not telling burn Greg's, there's well and Greg's pretty fired up about it and says hacking leave us now, we need you. We've taking care of you for thirteen years and allegedly Jane replies. I've taken care of you. And this guy comes to me with an offer that substantially better, and I don't hire hearing account or offers here and allegedly intentions around high. And Greg said something like, well, if it's so damn good job. So gene did. And that was it. He was out this conversation happened a lot in the end of the era when Vince was taken over to not. Yawn. That's did. I know that a lot of guys didn't want. It didn't wanna give earn their notice because it didn't feel he deserved. And they felt that Vernon kind of taking advantage over the years and he liked Bill. Watts. A lot of times they've worked the most. Well, liked guys to work for regardless. It was it was standard, and you give your notice, and you work out your notice on the other side. I think a lot of talent blame Vince McMahon saying that Vince paid him extra vents told him not to fulfill their dates, but in all my years. No in Vince McMahon. I've never heard him ever say to anybody don't fulfill your dates and don't honor your obligations to the to the other end because he would expect it from them on the other side. So I think that a lot of guys just use that as an excuse to jump ship and get out of there of gene was a businessman in, gene. Did it the right way by going to sitting down with Verne saying, hey, I'm gonna leave? Here's my notice. Let's talk about the next time. We hear about Ryan, gene. And invents. It's nineteen eighty four. And obviously the WB app is blowing up now they're on track to make wrestlemainia phenomenon. Rockin wrestling and MTV. I mean, it's really really hidden. The toys are common. It's been the vision is becoming reality. And during a visit to Minneapolis Vince, McMahon visits manging than agency and using the phone on jeans desk makes an offer to Verne to buy out the allegedly for ten million dollars, which would be five hundred thousand dollars a year for five years to both Vern and Greg which is not I mean, which means he's not gonna front load all the money. But he's offering a chance to collaborate not by you out necessary. We're going to work together. And I'll give you some towns Theron, and I'll give you some exposure on national TV, but you can work with me rather than against me and allegedly, gene. Sees learn blow up on the phone to the point of has to pull the receiver white from his head, and he can hear Vern yelling through the headsets things like blow it out your ass. And it'll be a cold day in hell before ever do anything like that..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"I'm doing the stand-up interviews, and that's where he got the nickname main, gene when he was doing that in the Awa with Jesse Ventura and Jesse is explaining gene he was up on partying with Tom petty and Heartbreakers and then ask Gina pain who Tom petty was and allegedly Jane said something like he's famous race car driver. Right. Isn't piecing with Richard petty? And immediately Jesse says that was mean Jean, and what do you know, manging stuck? And I don't know that. Gene, really loved the name. But it certainly served its purpose mean decide Mangena people know who that is they they certainly do and it worked really well for gene all those years. So I think the Jesse really did him a favor by giving him that moniker mean Jean and overall when you look at the person that probably got that over the credit has to go to haul Cogan because hulk is the one that that made it universal in me, gene. Let me tell you something brother. And when people do interviews, and they start to go into whatever impersonation they wanna do womb to you. Something mean Jean? It's so easy. It rolls off the tongue and it made a hell of a career for gene, Oakland. It's crazy when you think about the amount of talent that role through the W A because you know, I'm sitting here thinking he worked with he being manging pronounced Powell he worked with HOGAN. And the way he works with Bobby Heenan in the w he worked with Jesse Ventura, the w I didn't think about all the other talent, you know, that I mean RIC flair learned how to wrestle in the W A from Verne. They learned also taught Ricky steamboat there's so many just phenomenal all-time world class talents who came through the w that eventually really made their lot in life somewhere else. But the two hours associate with Jane, I don't know why the sense is whole Kokin and Bobby Heenan both of them may in the Awa. How would you categorize the Bobby then manging relationship? Well, the first of all they were business that they? Worked together, and they were friends outside outside of wrestling going all the way back to Minneapolis, Bobby, gene, we're very close friends. And then in later years, they both lived outside of Tampa, Florida, and they were very close, their wives were closer families were close, and it was a friendship just garnered over many years being in the same business and being able to share the same ups and downs of the wrestling business. It's so crazy anything about to buy this. How long has gone careers were. And you think about Awa there at the same time WB after their same time w there at the same time all the four years of their career aren't together. Then not insane. Yeah. It really is. It's crazy especially in the wrestling business that you're able to have that that long of run at the same people. So let's get to you know, while we all probably are listening to this and remember maintain in jumps to the WB app. And gene said that until about mid eighty three when Vince McMahon I came to him told him about this vision that he had talked Jean about how cable TV was becoming a thing. And how they could go national Jean said that men's never mentioned anything about being global as the WWF. What later go onto the obviously, I mean, they make more money internationally than domestically these days. I'm sure, but one of the things that I'm always found fascinating as sort of this old school mentality that existed back, then of course, now with the benefit of hindsight, we not how up, but gene dismissed this idea. When Vince I lays out the vision because he doesn't understand how this could possibly work logistically, and because he had a full-time gig doing the ad ANC. He wasn't willing to go away is other biz. Business. And I wanted to try to make a run at this opportunity with them. So it's cut the deal that allows Jean to work three days every three weeks and any got some urging from his whole France, Pat, Patterson and hall, HOGAN and eventually made the jump, but obviously money played a major role in decision as well..
"gene" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Also on sale now he'll be there in late March the twenty second twenty third and twenty four which is Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. So you gotta be on top of the law vents, man. They're sneaking up on its Bruce pitcher dot com, and Bruce one of the things I wanted to, you know, do on this show take maybe a little bit of a different approach because sometimes I like to cross examine the, and that's not really what today is gonna be about. Just want sell. -brate the life and times of Beijing, Oakland, you know, one of the things I was thinking about its high. We're going to cover the good the bad the ugly with being, gene. There is no bad. There is no, yeah. I can't think of any ugly, gene. Yeah. I can't think of any bad, you know, obviously had some some health issues. But he's one of those rare guys I never heard anybody say bad word about now. You're not going to either. And gene Oakland was he was a friend. He was colleague, and it was educational to get to be around, gene all those years. And I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it. Well, let's start from the beginning. Gene was born Eugene Arthur Oakland on December nineteenth nineteen forty two in South Dakota of all places, and he grew up he described himself as a semi wrestling fan. He would watch it when it came on late night in the fifties. Of course, he's watching Awa up there. And then eventually when he goes to college he he goes to the university of Nebraska where the guy who would go on to be the baron baron. Von Raschke, any good early main, gene Raslan stories, you can remember is like back in that day. Everybody had a favorite or a moment or memory? I mean, even now I guess I can point to lob events it'd be like that's what I was wrestling fan. You know, I guess back in in the day during that time, especially in that area. It was all about Vern ganja was all about the A and growing up in that area. If you didn't know who earn ganja was he was more popular than the pope in many ways. So it was that was the big deal. Then in that was that was the guy. That's gene grew up on. He didn't just jump right in the wrestling business that which I think a lot of people assume that that was always the plan, but it really wasn't he graduates college and goes into radio, which makes sense. I mean, he had one hell of a voice and he's winding up at Kailai L Omaha. Nebraska, eventually moves to Minneapolis continues. In radio has about a nine year run there. He also starts eventually sailing for a television station in Minneapolis and television sales. That's that's not an easy sell as -burse. Now. It isn't. But at the same time when you you are salesman. Okay. So, you know. Gene, Oakland was the epitome of salesman. He was constantly selling which made him such great pitch, man. And that's why he was such a good interviewer because he knew what points to hit to get people interested in the product and make them get off their sofa come down and see the live events. Well, and so that's sort sorta how this all happened. You know, feel like we told a similar story on eighty three weeks there Michelle for he talked about how the announcer for the Awa was arrested for DUI couldn't make a shot. And then they asked the guy in and sales who had a good look come hold this microphone, and that's how air Bischoff got into wrestling and main gene, oddly enough has some similar story where the way is doing a live show every Saturday night and has gone. Mario Neil the announcer for the one day. He's ill. I can't come to work. So they asked Jean to come in and host the w that day, and gene has said he didn't really know much about wrestling as far as what to call the moon news, the holds and Vern told him to just sit down and call what you see and jeans. That's probably the best vice he'd ever got. The story of how this is really just a happy accident and maintain wads on the wrestling business as incredible as not an it's funny because that story is so similar a lot of the greats..
"gene" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"I never ever had any sort of interaction with Jeanne be, you know, Awa WWF post WWF. This was not, you know, warm and sincere. Gene was a great guy. Whether it was that, you know, some charity thing or event or just happenstance. You know, you'd always greet me. We talk you know, how you doing? What are you up to? So I you know, I didn't see him all that much. I didn't you know, hang out with him. It we never like said. Hey, let's go have lunch. But it was always great when we had a chance to whether it was some event that brought us together or just you know, happen stance. You know being in town. So I'll close with this. Is there a story about gene, probably from the Awa days that my questioning? Thing didn't bring out of you. That didn't get brought up that helps paint a picture of who he was for people who who wanna know more about them or just want to have a funny story to tell others. Nothing comes to mind, but. Gene was. In real life. Gene was probably closer to the gene people saw on TV. Then most people would have thought if that makes sense. Absolutely. Yeah. And the the the the one thing his passing brought to mind. In fact, I I found out I got a text from from someone I think, you know, ad Hellier, you know, from steel domain wrestling, you know, here here in the twin cities he had sent me a tax, and he said, you know, anything about gene Oakland passing away..