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"Little Hammer, the Nubian Ibex" from By Thistle By Thimble

Sparkle Stories Podcast

00:00 sec | 11 months ago

"Little Hammer, the Nubian Ibex" from By Thistle By Thimble

"Hello this is David of sparkle stories and welcome to the podcast asked this week we bring you a story connected to the Jewish festival of Lights Hanukkah. It is a story of difficulty and miracles and hopes and regrets and in the end a celebration. It is a story for everyone but for those celebrating. Hannukah Annika this year. I'm sure you will spot a few parts of the story. That sound familiar. All right all here is little hammer. Enjoy little hammer the Nubian Ibex. Once upon a time there was a yearling Nubian Ibex or Israeli mountain goat that was born and raised on the tip top of a very dry very hard and very very high mountain peak. His name was little hammer and he and his sisters and brothers and mother and aunts and grandparents all lived together while his father other and uncles were doing important work as his grandmother told him further down the mountain toward the river valley little hammer and his siblings spent their days playing tag and practicing jumping and landing the and several times a week attending climbing lessons with Miss Your foot. They're climbing teacher. There is is reason only we. Ibex are here at the top of this mountain. She often said. And it's because of those beautiful beautiful hooves you have. They are made to climb made to scale the steepest cliffs and the most treacherous crags and crannies. Those hooves of yours are your salvation. They will keep you safe from what waits for us. Down below little hammer loved when she talked about his. Who's in how special? They were what he didn't like however was when she talked about what waits for him and the others down below because he knew that she was talking about the leopards. This was the important business that his grandmother referred to when she talked his father other big hammer and his uncle's the leopards of the valley. Now rule this land. She told him once. This valley was ours. But now that the leopards have arrived we must stay here in the mountains out of harm's uh-huh way they do not respect our beautiful horns and our sure feet no they only know what they wish rush to know the El Nino. What serves them? It was true that the Nubian Ibex sixes were extraordinary creatures with their long arched and uniquely beautiful horns as well as their perfectly adapted hooves. CBS They were truly a wonder. It was also true that neither of those features were berry impressive to the leopards leopards hunted and whether it was a Nubian Ibex or gazelle or a wild boar. What most interested the leopards was? Who could be that days meal? This was all common knowledge among the IBEXES on the top of the mountain and what they also. Oh new was that soon they would all need to scale the steep edge of the cliff and descend to the land of the Leopard. There is no food here said his grandmother. The grasses and acacia trees and enshrines are all down in the valley so we must all leave this mountain top little hammer all of us. His grandmother knew that little hammer was worried about this. He fully understood that they needed to leave that they needed to go down down to where the food was but the way was dangerous so many things could happen he could slip. Rocks could loosen and fall. The the weather could change. And then what about when they arrived. What about the leopards? This is the important work explained his grandmother when he asked about the leopards. Your father and the others are standing up to the leopards they are resisting assisting the leopards and they are telling them they must leave. They must leave us alone and must go back to where they it came from. It is dangerous little hammer. It is very difficult to scare away leopard but our horns are long and strong and when we charge not even a leopard can stand in our way that is the important work driving driving the leopards out for good. Little Hammer was proud of his father. Big a hammer and wished to be like him. He wished he could be in the group that drove the leopards out of the valley but at the same time when he was still frightened he wanted to believe his grandmother that no animal could stand in the way of charging Ibex but he also oh heard rumours of the leopards rumors that they could turn invisible rumours that they never slept rumours that they could climb better than the goats thought and then one very cold morning in early winter little hammers. Mother told him that it was time to go. This is a very special day for you. Little Hammer she told. Hold him with a warm sparkley smile soon. You will see the valley for your very first time. Little Hammer felt the excitement. He felt the nervousness felt the resolve and he nodded his head whether he was ready or not. It was it's time to go. Little Hammer was grouped with his brothers and sisters with the instruction that they were to follow their mother step by step up down the slope of the cliff. Little Hammer was first in line behind his mother and given the extra responsibility of showing his siblings where their mother placed her strong hooves when the sun finally broke over the edge of the mountain his mother took her first step down. They followed her as she hugged the edge of the cliff and quietly confidently clicked and clanked slowly. Slowly down little hammer followed watched. Her host watched the crags and crannies she chose and occasionally looked over the edge down into the abyss luckily little hammer like Gaulle. Nubian ibexes wasn't at all afraid of heights. In fact he found it exhilarating. He loved feeling so high up so stable on the rock he felt at home down down down. They went all all day long and by the time they reached the camp for the night of very special cave called. The Midway. Little Hammer was feeling confident. He felt proud of the day proud of how he had only stumbled a few times. how He Abeille led his brothers and sisters? He was feeling so confident from the day that when he thought about the leopards below. He wasn't feeling afraid. He started to imagine himself joining his father and uncles joining them to push those leopards out of the valley showing his growing horns and joining joining the charge. This made him smile. This made him puff up his chest and feel very strong and and then the messenger came. We pushed him out. He said as he caught his breath we surrounded sounded the leopards and pushed them out of the valley. The group cheered little hammer looked at his mother and grandmother and mother and brothers and sisters and they all smiled and called out praise for this good news but it was short-lived for the Messenger Singer immediately hissed at them. No you must be quiet. He said in a loud whisper. We pushed them out of the valley but they climbed into the hills under mountains. The leopards left the valley but it will be some time until the midway his safe the leopards could be out there outside this cave. It's not safe to continue down the cliff. Know until we know the mid way is free of leopards. You must all stay here. You must be quiet. I will be back as soon as as I can and I will bring others all the joy all the relief as well as all the pride pride and confidence that little hammer had just been feeling was now replaced by fear again the leopards could could be out there. The Messenger said they had to stay put they all looked to the Messenger. Who then bowed his great head? Head watched him turn and then watched him head down the mountain. They were all very quiet it and then little hammers mother turned to his grandmother and whispered but what about food. We are tired and hungry. What shall we eat? It was true as soon as his mother said this he felt his stomach stomach grumble. He was very hungry. He heard other bellies grumble. is well little hammer could see that his grandmother did not know how to answer. This is question and then one of his aunts spoke up. There is a patch of grass just outside the cave. We could eat that while we wait little hammer and the others all breathed out in relief there was food. There was a patch of grass in when they followed his aunt outside the cave to see the patch of grass. Even little hammer could see that. This patch of grass was hardly enough for one of the IBEX. Let alone the entire group. They all looked at each other. What would they do? It was quiet for a long time. Both the older and younger Ibex is looked at the small patch of grass and wondered. How would they do this? How would they all be able to eat with such a small amount of food? Finally his grandmother spoke up. Let us divide the patch into portions so that we all have something to eat but let us leave some for tomorrow as well then and we will decide what to do no one objected. It seemed like the only thing they could do. Little Hammers. Mother and grandmother looked through the patch. They cut the blades and made little piles so that everyone had a bit it to eat. And then they distributed the piles to each of the ibexes young and old. His mother gave him his pile. It was quite quite small really just a single mouthful. He was hungry and tired and he took the small pile. Gratefully thank you. He said smelling the few strands of grass. They smelled light and flowery and they smelled delicious. Eat up she. He said with a warm smile and he did. He savored every bite when he was finished chewing and he swallowed the cut down on his belly ached for more but he didn't say anything he knew that was all there was and perhaps perhaps would be all there was for a while they all tucked their legs and knelt down on the caves floor or to sleep. They were exhausted from the travel. They were hungry from the small portions but overall they were grateful for the safety of the cave. Grateful to have each other and grateful knowing that once they did manage to reach the valley they would be safe from the leopards and they fell asleep. Little Hammer slept deeply and had a wonderful dream about a son. That shimmered shimmered with healing. Light light that nourished all and a light that never went out and in the morning thing as everyone woke and stretched and considered the day ahead little hammer felt his belly grumble then he followed his aunt to look at the patch of grass. Just outside the cave's entrance only to see that it seemed to have grown. The patch of grass looked like it had grown back in one night and it was just as big if not a little bigger than it had been before they ate look he said pointing his short horns toward the pile. The others joined them in marveled. Is it the same patch of grass. Asked one how did it grow back so fast asked another has it remained the same but we just thought got it was smaller suggested a third. No one had a clear answer but later that day as they enjoyed their portions of the patch they they were all very grateful that however it grew back that it was there. The IBEX is Spent the day inside the cave taking turns to peak outside and breathe the fresh air and feel the sun they were quiet just as the Messenger Juror suggested and then as the sun set they went to sleep the next morning they woke to the same miraculous discovery discovery. There was more food. How could this be? They asked the patch of grass was somehow growing back in growing back more full and more rich all in one night though they did not have an answer they gratefully eight. Their portions in continued to remain in the cave and the same thing happened the next day and the next the patch did not get smaller and in fact got bigger. Their portions were larger every day and every day they were grateful for what they received yet. Confused at how this was happening. Several of the IBEX has tried to to stay awake to see how the patch grew but they inevitably fell asleep. Woke to discover the miracle along with the rest finally on the eighth morning after the eighth night of the Miracle Little Hammer awoke not only to see that there was more food for him in the others but he he woke to see that his father and his uncles had arrived the valley and the midway is now safe. His father announced announced. You can all leave the cave and come with us to the green grasses below. Now they could celebrate celebrate without worry now they could cheer and sing songs and dance without fearing the attention of the leopards. They were finally safe safe. Were you scared. Asked little hammer to his father as they descended the rest of the way to the Valley Sometimes Times said big hammer but I had the strength of the others on my side. Were you scared in. The cave sometimes said little hammer but I had the others to and what asked big hammer and what and said little hammer trying to figure out how to say it. We also had something else something bigger that was making sure we were OK. Big Hammer nodded his immense head. And said yes. I felt the same way. And and then father and son continued down the steep rocky path toward the green verdant valley below. Step by step together. This has been an original story. From sparkle stories at sparkle all stories dot com copyright. Two Thousand Sixteen all rights reserved. We hope you enjoyed it.

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Andrea Hammer -- The MaxPac

Your Life Program

00:00 sec | 11 months ago

Andrea Hammer -- The MaxPac

"Hello and welcome everyone to your life program where we live intentionally fabulous every gay. I'm your host Andrea Hammer. Certified fitness trainers provide health and wellness coach. Certified fitness nutrition specialists in happy life coach coach. And I'm also the Creator and inventor of a brand new fabulous fitness training system. It's a new product called them. Max Pack and it stands for maximum power and core. And the reason I'm wanting to be my own guest on my own show today is to share share with you how. I'm going to launch a brand new way to build muscle burn fat. That is a solution in different front. Way Than Metal train equipment like dumbbells weight plates in the kettlebells which are pretty dangerous to work out with in a gym and as you know many years of training in gym equipment. I found that they were lacking you know in terms of utilizing all the muscles all at once you know most machines. They run on on a linear track and they don't require much balance or even mindful movement. You're Kinda just wrote polling in sitting there. Most of the hand unhealed equipment doesn't usually utilize the power of your grip. Itself your fingers. Fist wrists forearms. In terms of safety safety on dumbbells people use them very haphazardly and a lot of extraneous momentum and kettles to know for sure they're the most dangerous as for your wrist in your arm in the injuries. Everybody does that lifting snatching a fling. It off in it. Crashes backwards on your forearm and seriously seriously people. I don't know who made that up. But it's pretty dangerous to snap in the risk crashing on your on your radio so for me. I decided to create my my own fitness Lucien in for ten years in my garage with plastic and duct tape. I've been experimenting with making a new type of training. Pack that is safer safer. More comfortable has great strength training ability where it uses so many multiple muscles to sink all at once for greater muscle development went more functional ability greater cardiovascular improvement in of course fat burning. Most of all I wanted to be fun and I didn't want it to be drab. Jim Colored Black and gray equipment. So I've made them in beautiful red blue and aqua colors that are eight sixteen in twenty four pounds. It's because the Max pack will have maximum results. When you work out with it it's so unique ineffective it's so safe it's multifunctional I specifically when I say safe I created it because it does have a very lower than any kind of injury? A few dropped a middleweight plate or or a Dumbbell or kettlebells on your foot. Have you ever clocked yourself in the head. I mean you could give yourself a concussion or smash your bones in your toes but when you work out with the Max pack back the way I specifically created it in designed it it soft and it's pliable and it won't break your bones if you drop it on your foot. It won't give you a concussion Russian or an egghead. If you count yourself so I love this and I want you to love it I want you to try. 'cause it the the feeling is believing and I created a brand new website with videos and training that you could see how the variable in singly it can immediately activate full muscle contraction. Right from the get. Go right from the minute your fingers his fist risks or forums. You hold it in. It'll travel all the way to your biceps in your pack. They're all engaged before you start your workout because the magic of the Max expec is in the grip you can't grip into medal but you can grip in squeeze into the soft pliable material. That is comfortable in your hands and it will immediately Activate all the way from the fingertips all the way through your entire body all the way through the core and then and you go and start your raps. So with proper body alignment and deep die format breathing. Breathing is very important to oxygen. It your body first before before you even get started if you're full carbon dioxide. He can't get enough muscle. Power or or impetus in your cells to even move move if we put a plastic bag over ahead. No one's alive in four minutes at six so true of every individual so that's why a deep deep true breath low into the belly in venues it through the exertion exile on exertion will help you work the action your entire range of motion with the contraction of the core. And that's why I call it. Maximum power in core because your whole body works with every motion for every movement for every rap up for every exercise and there are hundreds of them so when you hold the load on multiple muscles in both directions you a push with as much strength you pull back with as much strength as far as you can go forward as far as you can go backwards. You are going to create stronger faster fast results. Because you're utilizing the muscle right down to the fiber of the actual tactile on strand immediately with full activation. Another incredible important detail about the Max. Pack the impact of it is that the instability of it the instability of the Max pack forces your body to create the stability within you material inside the maps pack shifts in every direction that you move ooh making the force of the pull of gravity work harder everywhere you go. Therefore the weight distribution requires more strength more balance more muscle stabilization throughout the entire body. And when you work out with it the maximum power in core workout. You recruit more muscles you utilize greater synchronization which means more muscles altogether from your whole body. Every part your upper body middle your core your back your legs all the way down to your feet you work out all of them together all the way through it so this utilization of synchronization is what shred you and you work out in less time. Because you're fired up immediately right from the GECKO so you're already burning before you start doing the workout. And then you're really burning so my numbers like four or five six instead of Twenty Reps. It's you almost can't even get to twenty Reps. Because that's how fully activated. You are in corporate deep breathing. You really burn up fast so you can shred yourself in such a short amount of time so when you get these fast the result is 'cause you're practicing your balance you squeeze your crunch your press you're push you pull all at the same time so it's an amazing killer internal. Why do you work? You work the inside of your body as well as the outside of your body and another fun thing about the Max pack. I have my motivational words already embossed I in embedded in the material. The word strength is on there. My number one word because it reflects the mental and physical force with Enu you not just your muscles and integrity reflects the truth and honor By which you live. Even when nobody's looking and commitment reflects the vow that you promise to be your best for yourself your family humanity God who you are authentic and true to yourself and your committed to that and endurance is on there because that reflects your determination and discipline to reach your goals you have the ability to endure hardship and follow. Blow your dreams and make it to them without quitting so strength integrity. Commitment and endurance are my values that I live by that I- embossed lost in my product in. They signed my company Hammer. Health and fitness on it. I signed my name so the truth of who I am my strength my integrity my commitment to you in the endurance the the product itself will last in is made of good quality. It's safe it's hypoallergenic Genyk. It won't crack Chipper Fade. It won't absorb bacteria odor or sweat or or Harmful materials you can wash it off with soapy opie water a little bit of spritz of four nine in so it's clean and it has proven results with daily use. Everyone can build a leaner stronger stronger body you can and by being fit and strong you gain a new confidence in yourself and confidence strong people when and you feel healthy and and in in strong it feels amazing. 'em When you feel amazing about yourself you do great things. Thanks and you are one of them. You have an annuity gift from God. It's a golden nugget in you so when we get ourselves out the door her. Get your shoes on Eden apple and drink some water make power shake workout daily with the Max pack it and work your maximum power in core with the Max bag because you'll find that your heart your soul your body your mind. It will transform and when I trained with my students with my Mac I tell them just do one thing better today than you did yesterday and one less bad thing today in yesterday. It's not that hard when we pick this up and you hold something new and different in your hands. The feel of it makes you be consciously aware of your own strength. We are so disconnected from the inside lightness of our body and and when we then can take our focus and bring it inside of us under the skin into our bones into our blood into to our muscles into the power of our being the maximum power core of your being not just the core of your ads when you can addict down in there and find out who you are. What your native? What you're capable of potential is what your purposes purposes you can do it and I I start training with the tactile sense because that's what we know but when you start seeing really how strong your hand is how strong your armies? How strong your shoulders are how it this up your posture? Your Balance Allah your alignment. Your breathing is deep and true to the core of your being. You stand different. You talk different. You Walk Doc different and that changes the heart view. It changes the soul of you. It changes your whole level of confidence confidence and belief in yourself. And that's what the Max pack is all about. That's what my training is all about. I am not a muscle head crazy bodybuilder. You're I don't think you need this balk. Let's just who I am. That's not how I train. It's too heavy. It's too much heft to carry. I I think that our muscles should be loon and powerful within themselves. Your heart should be Choon. Authentic to who you are. Who are your voice should speak your truth your mind should be clear of debris and I mean bad thoughts angry thoughts? What's critical ways? We look at ourselves and other people and a way to open are here are being to being better instead of running around closed minded in tired and sick and broken in in all of these aspects of who I am my company Hammer. Health and fitness might product. The Max. Pack it's all in my personality my purpose my passion to enlighten the lives of other people in. I truly believe everyone can step it up a notch. You can live an amazing life you really can. You're meant to you're born to your on this planet for reason. If you weren't you'd be gone and and believe me we're gone soon enough. That a lot of people be gone in my life through death and disease. And it'd be dammed up. Let it happen to me sooner than later because there's just so much Greatness in this party called life there's so much to experience in do and become. Don't forget miss it. Don't Miss It. Don't don't give up. Don't say it's okay so I am. This is always going to be because if that's what you believe that's what you'll get but I'm telling you right now it doesn't ever ever ever have to be that way and that's why have the Max back. That's why my best became a trainer. That's why I studied all these certifications to be the best that I can be to help. Hope others become the best that they can be. And if you have a minute that you really want to check it out. You really have an epiphany that I'm tired of being tired. I'm tired of being sick and tired of being weak tired of not living to what I can do. I know there's something more in me. Yes dammit there is there are friggin is more in can you. Then you know. And it's time you get to know it in if it's a tiny little embryo in there because it will always be number is always in there with you you can turn it into Mount Vesuvius Saulius and they invite you to figure that out. Go find it go be it go live it go do it and when you become empowered like that you then send it out into the universe and you can help the lives of other people pay it forward. That's what you're supposed to do because in the end in the real you last few days of your life and God says hey did you love it. Did you love your life was it. Cool was a great. Your answer should be it was frigging awesome. I did good. I love big and bad and bold. I did something amazing. Change someone's life. I worked hard. I made tons of crazy mistakes. It really messed up but I did good. I picked myself up dusted myself off. I found out the truth of who I am because of you and I hope I did you proud in. Hey can I come back and do it again. Maybe next time I'll try it in a different box. BB will be a different color. Maybe it'll be a different size me different challenge and I want to know what that one is next time time but right now for this one I want to be an amazing person. I WanNa really love my life and all that's in it and I'm GonNa do it now today when the start 'em hoping that after listening to this broadcast today that maybe I've spoken to something deep inside of you that helps you realize that we're all born to be here. Who all have something in us? That is perfect and beautiful. That is meant to be shared in. Your real. Real job is to go find out what that is yom it up make it great in get it out there and get it out there so the person who needs to hear from you doesn't Miss it doesn't get on their horse and get riding down the the world and just ride down the sunset on their own life. 'CAUSE each and every one of you has the power to affect change in your own life and allies of others in. I just picked health and wellness and the Max packed to do it but you can do. It was song and dance and writing and reading underwater basket weaving. It doesn't matter what it it is. Just find that inner and outer strength within yourself to do it and do it great and do it with great love do it with great strength do it with great integrity do it with great commitment and great endurance. So your message becomes a legacy that lasts into it. Because you're just you're just supposed to mm-hmm you're just supposed to really laugh about is really funny. You're supposed to just do it. Nike should call me for that really. You're just supposed to do it because you can call me. 'cause I'm here to help you with your life program so you can live intentionally fabulous every single day. Thank you so much for joining and call me at Andrea Hammer Health and fitness. I'm on social media sites facebook linked in twitter and instagram though the Max Pack Dot Com. I'd love to hear from you so that you can live intentionally fabulous every day thanks for joining.

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Ep. 44: Home improvements that can hurt your property value

Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

30:45 min | 1 d ago

Ep. 44: Home improvements that can hurt your property value

"This episode of the thumb and Hammer Home Improvement podcast is sponsored by LL Florine. These are the forest homes are built on visit the experts at your local store or go to l l flooring.com forward slash Pro to learn more. Home Improvement home renovations Home Maintenance home repairs and all the other challenges of homeownership. Welcome to Above & Hammer Home Improvement podcast. Hey folks, my name is Doug and welcome to the thumb and Hammer Home Improvement podcast where one of my ongoing themes is not having enough time. Not enough time to podcast not enough time to do home improvements. Well, I certainly couldn't use that excuse this year now. Could I like a lot of people I found myself temporarily unemployed with nothing to do in my case. It was for about two months from mid-march until the middle of May while the powers-that-be tried to get a grip on the pandemic. Now, you think that that would have been a great opportunity to get some stuff done without the pesky distraction of you know having to go to work. But as usual, I have a number of excuses reasons why this wasn't the case. Now I did do a lot of work on the website, but Home Improvements not so much. Overall kudos to the Canadian government and the government of by province of Ontario who have handled things reasonably. Well considering the feds did a good job of getting money into the hands of people. We got $500 per week in relief. Of course, it will be taxed come next April and some people may have to pay some of it or all of it back but it's such an uncertain time having that money was a good thing. But our bills did not go away. And $500 a week while generous is much less than what my job pays. So cash flow slowed to a trickle. On the upside I saved on gas because I wasn't driving to work but the extra money just wasn't there in order to be able to rush out and buy building materials. We weren't completely locked down, but we were more or less under a safer at home type of advisory. A lot of stores were shutting down but hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe's were considered essential services and remained open because they sell plumbing and electrical supplies necessary for repairs. However, I could make the argument that Framing and drywall were essential but that's just me and apparently I was in the minority. Besides it really didn't seem like a good idea to pick through covet and crusted two-by-fours and stand in line with their pandemic infested masses of do-it-yourselfers at Home Depot home when we didn't know just what it was that we were dealing with and to be honest. I don't my wife would have allowed me to make a Home Depot run under those circumstances anyway. After a while these stores went to curbside delivery only and when that happened, well, I wasn't about to trust someone else to pick up my lumber for me. On the other hand one of my co-workers bragged about how much he got done during the time that we were off repainted his entire house. He did did a lot of other Home Improvements to apparently he did not have the same moral dilemma or reservations that I did. Well clothing retailers and restaurants have been hit particularly hard by the economic downturn resulting from the pandemic. The DIY sector has done pretty good job. But generally speaking people. Had more time to tackle projects around the house and this is important because people were spending more time at home. They spent more time looking around and thoughts and stuff that they needed to do around the house or just general improvements that they wanted to make. Anyway, one of the more common Home Improvement articles that you will find on. The interwebs is the Home Improvements. They give you the biggest return or increase wage value of your house. The tldr on this is curb appeal like a new garage door or painting your front door offer the biggest bang for your buck. And of course, there's The Perennial favorites kitchens and bathrooms. Less common are the articles about what Home Improvements can actually decrease the value of your home. Well in July I came across a couple of Articles out of the UK about this very topic. They appeared on the mirror. Co. Uk website and the scotch n. Com website and they both cite the same source and a quote. Sofa and carpeting specialist SCS partnered up with real estate agents to find out which Home Improvements decrease your market value the most money. Now methinks that these might have been sponsored posts, but I found their conclusions interesting nonetheless and I would like to share them here and add a few of my own thoughts. I must say that I had no affiliation with either publication or the retailer the compiled the information and I'm not being compensated by them for the production of this podcast in any way. The mirror listed five the Scotsman listed those five plus five more and I will link to the both articles in the show notes. And while these are uk-based opinions, I believe they are fairly Universal. So let's get started. Coming in with a potential 4% hit to your property value. adding quirky tile Now this is a matter of taste and if a potential buyer doesn't share your unique taste, they will think about how much it's going to cost them to replace it. So it's best to keep your tile neutral. I will add though that your house only needs one buyer when you decide to sell and some buyers May appreciate a house with personality. But those buyers are harder to find. Who's kidding who neutral does not appeal to anyone? It's boring? But it's easier to add personality with non-permanent decorating like towels and curtains and rugs stuff that can be removed to reveal a blank slate. Adding a poor-quality conservatory or sunroom can shave up to 5% off your property value if they are poorly built or badly placed now some issues might be leaked clowder cracked glass or the lack of privacy. wow, you know when you surround yourself with glass privacy kind of goes out the window the point is that the Privacy thing is tough argument to make You wouldn't have any more privacy on a deck or a patio? But the maintenance and repair concerns are legitimate. And what they don't mention is the fact that these rooms can be difficult to heat and cool. So there is a usability factor to consider. Is it a threat is in room or Four Season room? How expensive is it to heat in the winter? Does it become a greenhouse in the summer? More importantly how many buyers are actually looking for this kind of feature or will it just be seen as wasted Space by someone who would rather be outside on a deck or a patio? Also coming in with a 5% reduction in property value installing poor quality windows or doors. curb appeal adds value or curb appeal reduces it You don't want your first impression to be achieved or that you can buy off the shelf at the building center. Poor quality windows can be off-putting to quote my source material. And let me clarify this point vinyl replacement windows may be fine in some neighborhoods, but not in more upscale areas. You want your windows to fit your architecture of your house? And if you still have the original drafty single pane windows a potential buyer will want to replace those and take that cost into consideration when they present offer. What they refer to as meddling with key appliances can also take 5% off the property value. What they mean is messing with gas or electric systems and I would adhere Plumbing if it isn't done properly could decrease your property value. Simply put amateur DIY if it's obviously amateur can be seen as something that needs to be redone by a professional. Now here I will argue the fiber sent maybe a low estimate in some cases. And there are plenty of potential buyers who will simply walk away if they think something is dangerous or expensive to repair. In the US and Canada, of course, there are laws and local regulations regarding who can and cannot work on these systems and permits and inspections are usually required. So one would assume that even DIY work if it has been inspected will not appear amateur. Yet there are still people who do this kind of work under the table away from the prying eyes of the man and if they're visible handiwork appears to cherish. Then the potential buyer will assume that there are going to be a lot of hidden problems as well. You can expect your property value to be reduced by up to 7% If you install lavish Garden features, including swimming pools. Let's address the pools first. A pool that can only be used for half a year might be seen as a whole that you throw money into and nothing more. There's the upkeep the cleaning the chemicals. There's the expenses off electricity for the pump. There's the hassle of opening the pool at the start of the season and closing it at the end of the season. And of course there is the safety issue when there are pets or young children involved. Personally, I never looked at a house if it had a pool because my first thought would be how much is it going to cost me to get rid of this thing and fill in the hole? But I think a lot really depends on your location. Would anyone buy a house in LA or Phoenix if it did not have a pool? What if every other house in your neighborhood has a pool wouldn't buyers expect your house to have a pool as well. And sure you could always add a pool but if a buyer wants to add a pool and that's going to be a significant expense that they will take into consideration when making the offer and in places like La where the fact that process can be a long drawn-out hassle, they might simply move on. And then you have ornate Gardens. Here's an example the couple that lived across the street from us when I was growing up had turned their back yard into a showpiece. We are talking about plants and flowers bird bath statues and a walking path. It wasn't quite the gutters of her side, but in our Suburban neighborhood there was nothing like it. Now imagine a young family buying that house. They would want the backyard space for their kids to run around and play in. And that backyard was not kid-friendly by any stretch of the imagination. Removing plan to redo in the landscape would be a big job. And even if you wanted to keep the garden as is it's going to be a lot of work now a retiree might have time to put around the garden all day. And in fact, they might even enjoy it but someone who works all week probably won't have the time or energy for something. That is so high maintenance month. At our money pit house, the previous owner had planted various shrubs in a patch next to the driveway. It was probably quite nice at one time, but those back rubs grew and we're a Haven for mosquitoes at dusk and nobody wants to get eaten alive on their way to their car. And in our current house, we have a beautiful Japanese maple next to the driveway near the road. There's probably wasn't an issue when it was planted. But now that it's bigger get encroaches on the driveway and the road and is getting more and more difficult to trim off remain aesthetically pleasing. Plus there are various underground Utilities in that area that it may eventually interfere with so it is at the point where it could now have a negative impact on our property value. Okay, we've been talking about some of the ways that you can negatively affect your property value and we will get back to that in a minute. But first I want to talk about one way that you can add value to your home and that is to choose quality fluorine. And if you're looking for Quality flooring you can find it at Ralph Lauren. LL flooring is one of America's largest specialty retailers of hard surface flooring. They understand that you're for is the foundation of your home style. That's why they offer over four hundred floors all at the best value, including bellawood hardwood floors, which are backed by a transferable 100 year warranty visit one of their over 400 stores to find the right hardwood waterproof vinyl laminate bamboo or tile flooring for your style. Their foreign experts will guide you every step of the way from finding the perfect floor for your project to arranging safe professional relation. Allow foreign has a variety of digital tools to help you transform your home use their floor finder tool to discover the best options for your project and then use picture of it. They're online visualizing to see your new floor in your space before you install. For store locations style advice and more visit, Again. That's LL flooring.com forward slash. These are the floors homes are built on now flooring. And now back to the negative. Converting a garage. Can you erase up to 7% of your property value apparently taking it an unused garage and turning it into living space is a bad idea. Go figure I guess the man cave is out. I guess the workout space is out. The reasoning is that you are eliminating parking and storage space wage now far be it from me to disagree with the experts, but I have to disagree with the experts on this one it all comes down to how that conversion has done that. Now I will admit I have seen garages converted into family rooms the doors replaced with Framing and finished with siding or brick ductwork is extended from the furnace air conditioner, which turns it into real interior space. Now, I suppose you could restore that space to its original garage this but it would be very difficult and expensive and if you're using the garage for Park and you don't want it to connect it to the house with duct work, that's a huge No-No under the building code because you don't want exhaust fumes being drawn back to the house. However, if you keep the garage as a separate entity and why can't you do what you want with the space? Heating and Cooling can be accomplished with a split ductless system or separate heater and air conditioner and that would be a selling point for any garage which may be used as a workshop or a space to rent on cars. A man cave with TV and chairs or sofas wouldn't be difficult to convert back. Just keep everything modular. So it won't be too difficult to get the space. I have seen garage doors replaced with sliding doors and screens turning them into more of an indoor patio as long as it's easy to reinstall a traditional garage door in that opening there shouldn't be too much of a problem. And stick with a floating floor for the same reason so it would be easy to uncover the original Concrete in the future. Just don't open up any walls between the garage and the house Beyond whatever entry door may already be there. And you should be fine not everyone uses their garage the same way some people use a strictly for parking other people use it as a mechanic's garage where they may be restoring or souping up that muscle car other people use it for woodworking or well dinner other fabrication. And some garages are used for storage. There's so much crap in there that there's no room for a car. Now speaking from the perspective of someone who's seen a lot of garages when looking at houses. Keep in mind that my garage will be used for woodworking. It was inside this for car garage want lots of space for woodworking machines and assembly tables, but the guy used it to work on cars. So there were a lot of oil stains and concrete of Automotive fluids and that kind of took me out of it. While this garage was a true garage by definition I had difficulty seeing myself in it. I mean four car garage. I could only see the work that was going to take to transform it from Automotive to woodworking. To me. I think it's more important that whatever the space is used for that it's not cluttered, but it's easy to see the size and potential uses of that space off and that it's relatively easy to convert back to akka Raj if it's being used for something else. Who knows a man cave might be a better selling point and command a higher price than just a basic garage. But then I am not an expert and as with any home renovation tread carefully and when in doubt talk to a real estate agent to see how your plans might affect the value of your house in your area. In places where off-street parking is a premium. It's probably never a good idea to remove parking. Returning to the great outdoors and in certain plans to your garden can cause you to lose 15% off your property value. Roots of ours trees can crack concrete driveways damage drainage and even harm the foundation of your house and they can be costly to maintain if you hire someone to trim and thin out the branches. Some plans can be invasive and cause harm to Native species. Climbing ivy can damage the mortar between bricks and cause leaks. Also at 15% building an extension without the correct planning permission. Actually, they put this at 5 to 15% I'm not sure exactly how they came up with that figure to be honest wage because a lot would depend on how big the extension or addition is and how your local Authority deals with it. An illegal addition could kill any potential real estate deal? If the local building department finds out about a non-permitted structure or renovation, they will probably insist on inspecting it and the current owner might have to apply for opiate permission or they could get slapped with work orders or it could even be ordered to tear it down. Oddly enough our money pit house had an addition that was built without correct planning permission. When we signed the papers with the lawyer, it just never came up. He only said that there were no open work orders on the house when we sold the house. We fully Thursday closed that there were a number of issues with the addition and that would have to be rebuilt. But at no point did the legality of the structure enter into the conversation off, but the buyer did take into consideration that the Edition was going to have to be rebuilt and we sold the house for about 8% less than our purchase price. So I guess maybe they're estimates really do add up after all except of course that we also invested fifty five zero 50% of our original purchase price in renovating the original part of the house. So we lost that as well because of the addition. But it's tough to say just how much actual value that renovation would have added if the Edition was not part of the equation. Converting a bedroom can save up to 20% off the property value. The value of a house is partially based on the number of bedrooms merging two small bedrooms in one large bedroom or sacrifice in a bedroom for a new bathroom can really shave the value off your house. But here's the question that I have. Does adding a bedroom add up to 20% of the property value? If and what about this scenario you have for small bedrooms and the houses in your neighborhood are a mix of three bedroom and four bedroom houses wage. Would your house lose as much value if you combine two bedrooms into one luxurious master bedroom. You would still have three bedrooms like many of the cops in the neighborhood and what if you could add a bedroom in the basement. How much more is a five-bedroom house worth? So now if you combine those bedrooms upstairs, you would still have a four-bedroom house like the cops in your neighborhood. It gets complicated and you can really get bogged down in the details. That's why these are questions to ask a real estate agent who is familiar with your neighborhood? But the general rule film is to not decrease the number of bedrooms. This does kind of remind me of one open house that I went to there was a large bedroom on the main floor of the master bedroom on the Upper Floor. There were two bedrooms with a smaller room in between was obviously designed to be a bathroom, but there was no Plumbing the home owner had put down carpet and squeezed a twin bed and a small dresser into that space and called it another bedroom. Yeah, you ain't fooling anyone. Didn't add any value, but that didn't stop them from trying to sell the house as a four-bedroom house. And finally shaping up to a whopping 30% off the value of your home. Going open plan and making mistakes. Here's what they mean by that open-plan rooms can make your home feel more spacious. But if you make a mistake during the long version, you could ruin the property and such damage could be bad for your property value. Basically if you remove walls to open up the space. You can affect the structure of the house. If you don't address the structure properly, it can be very expensive to fix. Trust me on this one. I know being there done that our money pit house had a bevy of structural problems, including having had a load-bearing off or removed. And another one weekend. The open-plan think didn't really apply here. Let's just say any structural changes not properly executed will mess you up big time. But the experts in the article Don't address the fact that open concept design in general may be on its way out having a kitchen open to the living room might be great for socializing but there is nothing to contain the noise and the smells or hide the mess. And the noise in the smells can more easily travel to the sleeping area? Well, it might be okay to wake up in the morning to the sound and smell of bacon frying you probably don't want to be trying to sleep at night with a lingering fish odor from your evening meal. And thanks to the pandemic with more people at home. It turns out that having separate spaces might actually be desirable. Going to the kitchen to cook or do dishes offer some solitude but not if that kitchen is open to the other chaos that is going on. And with some houses open-plan just doesn't fit in with the architectural style. Even if it is done, right and that can affect the property value to But I do believe their main point with this one was messing up the structural Integrity of the house by removing supporting walls is a bad bad thing off. So to review keep the stuff that is difficult to change like tiles neutral. Don't cheap out on materials. high maintenance properties can turn off buyers always invest in quality workmanship beware of messing with the floor plan and make sure you do things nice and legal by getting appropriate permits. Otherwise, you could negatively impact the value of your house. So what do you think of this list? Is there anything that you would add leave your comments on the show notes page for this episode and with that once again, another episode of the Simon Hammer podcast comes to an end. The website is Dumb & Hammer. Com. You can find me on Twitter at Dumb & Hammer questions suggestions and comments regarding the podcast or the website are welcome email or voicemail at Diamond hammer. And of course any Home Improvement questions would be most appreciated. I'll be back soon. Talk to you later. Cheers.

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Ep 42: As Seen on TV- Stuff infomercials sold me

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Ep 42: As Seen on TV- Stuff infomercials sold me

"Home Improvement home. Renovation Homemade Mints homer bears and all the other challenges of homeowners. Yeah. Well, Go Dula bombing ever home improvement podcast. Greetings in. This doug, this is the thumb and hammer home improvement podcast. Maybe this isn't such a common thing anymore what with streaming on Netflix and other services but Several years ago. Some of the only entertainment available in the wee hours of the morning was the infomercial. These have our programs designed to sell you something that you didn't know you wanted. Her. needed. Now, why did these air in the wee hours couple of reasons first of all, not exactly prime time so advertising rates would have been cheaper. And he gave the station something to air besides reruns of the Rockford files. But let's face it. The wee hours of the morning. That's when the audience. Is Not, vulnerable. You either stay green in from the bar slightly or than slightly. Buzzed. Or you're suffering from insomnia unable to fall asleep no matter how exhausted you are. Either way you are not in your normal state of mind you're more. And therefore, you are more likely to reach for the phone to call right now. For the best. Deal. For Me Rockford, foul reruns would have been preferable because a Lotta these infomercials. Worked on me? And while there are some purchases like don't regret most fall into category of. What the heck was I thinking? In the interest of decluttering and downsizing in general financial stuff I would like to share with you some of the purchases that I made over the years either directly from an infomercial. Or inspired by an infomercial. I present these to you in no particular order. Starting with the swivel sweeper. The swivel sweeper is or was. A. Cordless. Floor sweeper. That had spinning brushes that work on bare fors and carpet alike. This wiggle base spins three, hundred, sixty degrees it's lightweight it's easy to maneuver. A kind of reminded me of my mother's old manual vissel sweeper and I thought this would be ideal for you know cleaning up crumbs in between vacuum means. However. We found that the motor bogged down on carpet. And pet for was A. TO UNTANGLE FROM THE BRUSHES I spent more time cleaning sweeper than the sweeper spent cleaning. Plus it just didn't have enough capacity for the pet for that we had to clean up. So after a while the sweeper ended up in a corner, the basement. Before. Finally got tossed to the curb on garbage day. So for us, this will sweeper was A. Bust. But you have to admit. Any product that promises to make cleaning easier can be quite attractive. And the steam mop. was another such product I'm not going to specify the brand here. It's not important. I believe the brand advertised in the infomercial was not the same brand that I purchased in store, but they both operate the same way. superheated steam liquefies the dirt which is absorbed by the microphone per mop. The floors left virtually dry because the steam evaporates quickly and whatever doesn't evaporate gets absorbed by the mob. This team kills germs and bacteria and allows for chemical free cleaning. And the manufacturers claimed that this demob can be used on all hard floor surfaces including would entail. The reusable micro fiber mop can just be tossed in the washing machine when you're done. What's not to love? Well you need to vacuum the four I. Dust can scratch wood floors especially before the markets wedding after lubricate the dirt. The mob while washable. Just never seemed to come clean. Again pet for was a big problem, the pet for we get stuck in the microphone fivers. And even after doing, you know even after throwing it in the washing machine. The pepper was still be stuck there. Anything that wasn't, vacuumed up. Risked, being stuck in the micro fiber. and. I was never comfortable using the steam mop on wood floors. I mean. Steam can't be good for would can it Maybe it's fine. Maybe not I don't know I don't trust it. Besides I was raised by a mother who believe the only way to truly clean a floor was to get down on your hands and knees. And that sort of ingrained in me. We still have our steam mop downstairs. And I do have a bad neither waiting to have scope. So the hands and knees method is quite painful. I may learn to the steam mop after all. Moving onto the kitchen. When infomercial got a lot of airplay. Was for the magic bullet. There's personal blender chops and blends a wide variety of food and can even make smoothies and operate as juicer. Tauzin zone tomato and onion, and give it a couple of pulses and you have delicious salsa. Tauzin some chicken in green onion, a Mayo for instant chicken salad it. All sounds. Very promising. But my attended chicken. Salad. Turn into more of a pet hey or cat food I am not sure which. Also was a liquefied mess. We never tried juicing or making smoothies with it however. It was my go-to machine for making a marinade. Many years ago I found this recipe for Cajun shrimp with fresh garlic and spices blended with lemon juice and olive oil. The magic bullet was perfect for this recipe. I using the chopping blade for the garlic and then mixing blame for the other ingredients after that. And then it's just a matter of point that mixture over the shrimp allow the Martin allowed to marinate and then skewer the shrimp and toss them on the grill. The magic bullet was the ideal size for this marinade. So it was all super convenient. Unfortunately, we have not been able to find the magic bullet since we moved. It's. GotTa be in a box somewhere likely in storage. But it hasn't turned up after numerous searches. Otherwise we would still be using it if only for the Cajun shrimp. Another kitchen item the promised to do everything but that we only use for one thing. Was the Wolfgang puck pressure oven. It was a conventional oven, a toaster oven, a pressure oven into rotisserie all in one. You could cook meals in a fraction of the time with better results than a microwave. There being a number of occasions. Where we were meals, the required food to be cooked in the oven at different temperatures. So having a second oven seem like it would be really convenient. Plus Hey you could rotisserie a whole chicken in it. In about forty minutes or even roasted fourteen pound Turkey or so they claimed. Sadly. This oven did not live up to expectations the rack. Just wasn't dirty enough to support anything close to fourteen pounds. So the Turkey was out. Roast beef looked amazing but. It was still Ron side and the consistency of rubber. This is when I use the pressure setting. It was very disappointing. On. The other hand roast potatoes and rotisserie chicken were stunning. We use the puck of an almost exclusively for rotisserie chicken. Skin was crisp. The meat was juicy. Perfection. The big downside to the oven though was safety. The Oh side of the oval was just too hot to touch and it could cause burns. And if you weren't careful and pop the door open before relieving the pressure I That could be dangerous. Not only that but the interior of the Evan was a pain in the butt to clean. But we did use it. Usually about once a week. Until we moved. The kitchen in our current house is way too small to support such large countertop appliance. So Onto the classifieds site it went. Mind you are experienced with this contraption seems to be in the minority has there been a lot of complaints about quality or lack thereof. In fact it. Seems that a lot of the items that Wolfgang Puck put his name on? have, quality. Issues. That's a shame. Because when a world famous chef endorses something for the kitchen, you would expect it to meet certain standards. But I digress. Speaking of celebrity endorsements who could forget Chuck Norris Hawking the total? Jim. The only one exercise machine capable of eighty exercises utilizing your own body weight for resistance. Just make a few adjustments change the incline you can move from exercise to exercise for a full body workout and it falls up for easy storage. Well let's face it. The total. JIM was out of my price range but. Canadian tire was selling a much less expensive knockoff that I did purchase. When I saw it, I thought. Hey, that sort of looks like the one Chuck Norris advertisers The infomercial had already sold on the concept. Plus think of the money I would say by canceling my gym membership. Yes this thing this thing did fold up. So you didn't have to dedicate a lot of space to permanently. However when it was in use. It took up a lot of room. And I thought it was somewhat cumbersome when it came to making the adjustments between exercises. That's why only used it a few times. It just wasn't as convenient as promised. Workouts effective. I can't speak to that. Maybe, they actually did them on a consistent basis. I'd have a better idea, but hauling this thing out moving furniture around so I can set it up was more hassle than it was worth. So yeah. This was a complete waste of money. Several years ago I. Once again, bought into the idea of the all in one Jim. This time it was the total flax that used resistance bands for resistance. Again. By making an adjustment here and there you can move from exercise to exercise for total body workout. But. What was really special about this? was. Its. Size. It was small. It was small enough to set up anywhere. And that was, what led me reaching for my wallet. My credit card. At two in the morning. Toward one. Maybe with repeated use transitions between exercises might have been faster but it seems that I was spending much more time reading the instructions for the adjustments as I spent actually exercising. and. As it turns out, I'm just not crazy about resistance bands. I would much prefer consistent resistance throughout the entire range of motion, but that's just me. We also had this thing stationed in the family room. It's a great concept exercising while watching TV. But not when you're the only one exercising and other people are trying to watch their programs. I am just not comfortable exercise in front of an audience even if I'm not in front of the audience and they're not paying attention to me if that makes any sense. In our current house, we have even less room so. That was my excuse to sell this thing and put a few bucks back into my pocket. When it comes to exercise equipment I always have the best intentions. And the infomercials Do a lot to not only inspire but also eliminate any excuses. Luke how easy we are making it for you to get into shape So. Is it any surprise that I would be inspired to make a big ticket purchase of yet another piece of exercise equipment? The Max. Trainer. The Max trainer was promising. Something of a cross between the stair stepper and the leapt tickle machine. And promised ineffective workout in only twenty minutes. When I used to go to the gym I aerobics machine of choice was the elliptical. But ellipticals take up a lot of space so they're not the most practical for home. The Max trainer is essentially a vertical elliptical. So it doesn't require as big a footprint. And Holy Crap does this thing give you an intense workout? Really and truly? But I didn't use it as much as I would have liked because of the layout of our family room. We couldn't located near any plugs. We needed an extension cord to plug it in. That extra step of stretching out the extension cord across the room where people could trip over it was enough of an inconvenience. And it's not a quite as machine either so I didn't want to use it when other people were trying to watch. TV. That's the problem when you have the stuff in the most used room of the house. But. I had dedicated space plan for it in the basement of that house when it was finished. Honest. When we moved. I pictured being able to use it in the basement here in this house. It was a great plan except the basement ceiling is too low. And with no other practical location for. I reluctantly sold it. Oh. But I'm not done yet. There was one other fitness purchase that I may based on an infomercial. And that was the five minute workout with Tony Horton of Beach Party fitness. The five minute workout is The entry level regimen brought to you by the same company that brought you insanity. And really on the face of it. Who doesn't have five minutes a day for a bit of exercise. Even. If you add another minute or two to dig out the DVD's and fire up the DVD player and television. The issue that I had with, it was not having any feedback on form. I thought it was doing the exercises properly. But how could I know for sure? And there was this one particular exercise where he stressed that improper form could lead to serious injury and I already had a messed up back. So even though I thought I do most the exercises I kinda got scared off. which is a shame. Now, I know what you're thinking. Because I'm thinking the same thing. I always have the best intentions when it comes to exercise. But I fall back on excuses and bats my main problem. Fair enough. I'm sure that's a big part of my problem. Another big part of my problem is buying into the sales pitches of these various products. But let's go back to my personal fitness for for just a minute. Sorry. This is a bit of a sidetrack but. I have always struggled with my weight. And I have always lacked willpower when it comes to. Diet. I like my salty snacks, deep fried foods sodas. All the things that are really bad for you. And I am also somewhat lazy when it comes to exercise. I start off with the best of intentions, but I rarely stick to anything. About eleven years ago. while. We were renovating our money pit. My Diet went completely off the rails. Hey Kitchen, renovation was a good excuse for takeout every night, right? Well. It got to the point where my weight hit two, hundred, seventy pounds, which is. On. Acceptable. I am six foot two. This was definitely obese. So I started running up and down the stairs at work during my lunch break. I reduced my caloric intake. And I managed to get my weight down to a reasonable two, hundred and twenty six, and that's where it stayed for almost two years. But Old Habits die hard and gradually put the weight back on I returned to my favorite deep fried foods and potato chips and whatnot. And I kept telling myself that I needed to get back on track. I told myself and I lost the weight before but I could do it again. and. I purchased the Max trainer in the total flex. With that. In mind. But as they collected dust I, collect the pounds. and. I would eventually balloon up to two hundred eighty before settling down to sixty to seventy range. Earlier this year I went to the. Doctor. I'm fifty three. There are certain. Screenings. Rather Perot beans that a guy my age needs to have done. The doctor sent me for a blood test. I mean it had only been about seventeen years since my last physical. I said that I know I need to lose weight. He said. Sodas fifty percent of the population. Don't worry about the weight. When he said that the blood test was going to check my blood sugar and cholesterol I said. Oh He said, don't worry about it. It's probably not as bad as you think. I said. But I know what I've been eating. Anyway, I was really surprised when my blood sugar was. Okay but. The cholesterol wasn't good. Am I. Blood Pressure was a little high? The doctor told me that he wanted me to eat better. I said. I knew I needed to lose weight I knew my solution was diet and exercise. So. I started eating salmon. And pickled herring and I stopped swilling forty eight ounces of Coca Cola, a day and started drinking more water. And sparkling water when I crave carbonation. I jus lower fat foods and I try to stick to sensible portions and it's Working. I tried to walk the dog every day he's healthy and he loves longer walks than we average about seven kilometer walk at a pretty good pace. After only a week or two, my blood pressure was backed down in the normal range and. My weight has been coming off. As I record this in July. I have lost about forty pounds in four months. The point of all, this is not to pat myself on the back. But to reinforce the fact that the only real exercise equipment I ever needed was my own willpower. and My dog despite what those infomercials were trying to convince me. Anyway getting back to the infomercials. There is one last item and it's my most recent purchase. Actually, I'm not even sure of was featured in falling infomercial and might have just being a regular commercial but. It is probably the most gimmicky thing on this list. And that is the clothes folder. I believe Miracle Fold was the original, but there's also the flip fold or. Flip enfold and countless copycats. And that actually forgot about this. This thing until several years ago when Sheldon was using one to fold his laundry on the Big Bang theory. I do the laundry and folding clothes consistently is not the easiest thing to do. So earlier, this year I took the plunge and I bought one of these laundry folding contraptions of Amazon. Now. The expression. Game Changer. is thrown around a lot but I gotta say this thing is a game changer. Here's the deal. Forget about speed. If you expect to fold laundry faster. They you will be disappointed. In fact I, find that it takes longer to line shirt and do the preliminary fall so that nothing has overhanging the panels. But the finished product. Is So perfectly folded in everything, consistently folded to the same dimensions. Which makes tacking on shelves and place an drawers so much easier and neater. And I think this would be a must if you want to go full Marie Condo. And file your shirts. So just goes to show that a commercial her infomercial or whatever. It was twenty years ago. Can still have an impact. Of course, it helps being featured on over exposed Sitcom but. Quite honestly this is one of my favorite purchases and. It didn't break the bank. So to review. For cleaning I was to a vacuum cleaner or a bucket of soapy water, this weevil sweeper and the steam mop. Did Not, deliver on their promises though I am going to give the steam mop another chance. In the kitchen, the magic bullet and the Wolfgang Puck of and both had a lot of features that we didn't use. Is the magic bullet worth the price and space for just mixing marinate if that's all we use it for. And the PUCK oven I'm still on the fence. As, much as we loved the Rotisserie Chicken, I have also found this recipe for chicken in the slow cooker and that was just as tasty. And actually less work and easier cleanup. A second of in the kitchen is handy but really we managed to get by with one of just fine. It just takes a little more planning for the timing of meals. And when it comes to exercise equipment I mean by Gum, you can have equipment takes up space in. Your. House. And becomes a place to hang your laundry. Some of it may be good. Some may be effective. But only if you actually use it. For me though. I had the most success with fitness. When I just started moving whether was the stairs at work or simply taking the dog for a walk. So. What's the point of all this? Well In this age of decluttering and simpler living. You need to be selective of what things what stuff you allow into your life. If you have a lot of space. It may not be so much of an issue but. If, you have limited space, you need to ask yourself what you really need versus what you want or. Thank you want. And Two in the morning in a state of insomnia. Is Not necessarily the best time to make these decisions. And with that I would like to thank you for joining me for this trip down memory lane. I. Will be back with another episode of the thumb and Hammer home improvement podcast soon until then subscribe rate review wherever you get your podcasts. If, you have a comment visit the show notes page. For this episode. You can also contact me at them and hammer dot com slash contact and follow me on twitter at thumb and Hammer. Thanks again for listening. Talk to you soon. Cheers.

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Numero XI

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Numero XI

"They was going on guys big to hear one third member of the legendary group the Heisman by to get this message in his obviously travel restrictions around the world. Prevent me from being in the studio or wherever you guys do this now with your technology. It's amazing these days I wouldn't even know where to start but Wanted to give a quick PSA on the covert nineteen pandemic. Please stay home. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face wash your ass. You got to go to the store or go to the store but make it quick. This is not a joke. Please stay the fuck home on the show tonight From what I saw the Internet every stone is going to be a guest. Mild friend my old enemy He's guest to the Gills in these. Turn it up and I'm I'm very very proud of him So it's going to be a good talk and still waiting on Devon to send me that hogs men shirt fucking party I got and now for the moment that you've all been waiting for from the land of the rising sun to just north of the border strong style Meat Street style on this very podcast because you're listening to the site. Thomas Saint the Osaka superstar the Mad Titan of Tokyo. The American Kaija You Away Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun. Because right now you're getting to hogs men for the price of one. He's the brain with no no bray me or mono from another Mamo. He's the world's greatest Rudo. Ooh Oh that's right. You're listening to two of the three hogs big Duke. Unfortunately he couldn't make it this episode. He'll he'll be on the next one but it is Monday march thirtieth and you're listening to southern California's number one pro wrestling themed podcast. We didn't do it. I just do it. The best and Tonight we are joined by good friend of mine. He's he's the face of M. L. W. He's taken the fight to the Soyuz and all the dust around his residence Alexander Hammer Stone Hammer. What's up guys feel like my introduction was quite as La Salle settle. I'll settle for it. It's too bad dudes sway boys and ducks. That's what you're you're bringing. The fight to that is true. Although like with how empty the grocery stores are now like. It's just a matter of time before I'm going to have to start eating soy protein Mike. By the way you buried a so cal's Say So cal's best podcast. I just want to put this out there. We're being listened to in Pakistan Canada the UK Germany Japan Mexico Norway Spain South Africa. Just the name a few. So it's a it's a slow build. We're going to be We're southern California right now. Then we're south west eventually West Coast all that. We're we're building do. It's a slow move over there and build it up hammer this This corona virus. It's been swinging. It's big old dig in in front of everybody's faces over here in southern California where Were quarantined were on lockdown. All the parks down all the beaches are shut down. What's going on over there in In the Phoenix Arizona area. I think it's pretty much the same I keep hearing in like. Oh this time on this day. They're going to change this but I it's pretty much been. I'm pretty sure we've basically been the same situation. Maybe not just like officially mandated but like all. The restaurants closed down over a week ago. And it's just like carry out. It's pretty much like the only places you're expecting opening like the grocery store and stuff so pretty much the same old situation and then Every night you're crying herself to sleep looking at pictures of the gym. You know what like so the first week when this all happened I was like I got like I was like the go find whatever gym for open and then I was like you know what this is only going to last week or two who cares and I was just like I'm just not even gonNA train. He'll so I didn't train didn't take supplements that it'd take caffeine inject any gimmicks. Whatever I was just like I'm Gonna I'm GonNa let my body completely reset for like you know the week or two that this last and then once we realized like. Oh this is GonNa last the one. I started like sudden some texts. That make him some calls between like my mom and my brother and my girlfriend's parents have spare bits and pieces of weights barbells. I got a pretty good little setup going. I'm todd I'm able to train pretty well. I think I'm not gonNA have any any hard time like at least I'm not going to be improving but I'm not gonNA turn into fat piece of shit either so you're doing whatever you can to main- maintain those gains is what you're trying to say exactly. I'm hoping that when you know. When wrestling comes back everyone else gets blown up three and a half minutes and I'm like the one guy who could still go at least like dude. That's that's what I'm saying. I've been told this to everybody on on social media all the wrestlers man when we get back in there. It's go time you know I gotta get back in the ring. You know. We're going to want to go hard all this and it's like dude. You Ain't nothing but shady matches when when all this man everybody's GonNa come in like timing off they're gonNA get blown up within two minutes but Hey man it is what it is but you know. Maybe it'll be like a global reset for like the fans like maybe they'll be so happy to just see wrestling old like it'll go back to them. Pop in for armed drags and Shit. You know what I'm saying. We can only dream. We can only wish that that's how it is. GotTa Hope Man Hammer. Only been doing this now just just shy of ten years. I think ten years double digits kid that will I remember when all the locker rooms like you know because I got attention fast because of you know shit my my low power went up? Is that a bad thing. That's a bad thing but we'll make this short interview do I have. I have my brightness turned all the way down so I think that'll make me last a little bit longer. You just go dude. I still remember like I feel like it was yesterday. I wouldn't autism all wrestling locker rooms and they were all be like. Oh Man. You're only twenty three. You've got so much time ahead of you. And then now people like. Oh you're twenty nine like you need to hurry up and get a real job all right. Hammer your your little skinny drummer boy. And you're like hey I wanna be a professional wrestler's Wrestling School Web. Fresh wrestling's brother. Well the first guy trained with it was funny because I kind of telling people you know like I want to be arrested. Because I was at the gym. I was building up size and people like. Oh you do embody lifting. What are you doing the no? I want for wrestler. Put like a couple of posts on facebook where I'd be like oh I'm going to be the WW day. I was talking about. I couldn't find anything Arizona at a point where the only thing that's coming up on Google funk schools and then booker school came and I was like oh I have access to be a wrestler even money on minimum wage plus boy so mike really not safe probably fucking fifty dollars and then one day. I was at the gym and some like. Oh Yeah you WANNA do purdue that progressing right my friend. Who Does it really? What's his name and it ended up being the shadow Fox. Put me in touch with him and I. I got home from the gym. And he's like. Oh Yeah we're training right now. Why don't you come up this address like five minutes from South and So I was just a guy. He was like a old guy from Arizona but he the rain and they just his house and I trained with him for like a year before I ended up going to the train under Lawrence Tyler and how Hawaii close. Atf basically is. What is that the training school? You're talking about or the one that you you talked about with Lawrence Tyler and them. It was the original incarnation of shape. It's depressing from Arizona back way back so you fast forward and you know things are going pretty well for you. You know you got you. Got Some good bookings but I remember you. I'M GONNA fast forward basically like you and I are. Wcw See you. And I were basically kind of like when I when I came up there Europeans. Like my main dude that. I hung out with and You know we would have you know you and I would just Kinda like have a good time together. Go out to dinner. Half matches against each other suplexes German shirt German suplexes. Just call just call. Just call it in the ring. Brother ran the territory Mike. We're basically doing that and We one night. We were at dinner and I don't know if you remember this this this This conversation but you know I think every wrestler has that point where they are. Kinda like man. Is this worth it like in my you know. Is this really worth all the time and effort and at one point? You're kind really like a little down. I think at one of our one of our dinners and it was funny because it was right after your second tryout with the wwe and I I remember. You got called up. Last-second do that. Try Out and I saw online that they had a trial and they were like. Oh Yeah. They're incident these two people and one of them was your shoot name and I was like I was. I didn't know your shoot name your hammer stone to me right and I go the fuck. Is this this motherfucker? Who is it? I click on the link at my boy hammer brother. You're going out there for that but You know you were getting Kinda jacked around a little bit you know yes no yes no by. W and it really kind of. I think that it had gone going on for a few years with you. Am I correct on that? Yeah Yeah and And then you know fast forward probably like six months after that you get a chance at impact. You cut your hair which is awesome. Now you're on top of MSW and it was good to see that. I am. I told it to a lot of students. Listen you're going to have Dr Times but you gotTa Power Throw Him. Make changes do whatever to get to the next level? And that's what you did you tell me a little bit about that like so impact you walk up and they like you but they need a little bit. Change my correct on that. You know. It's funny because you have to remember this conversation. And when people every time I've talked to people they think like impact happened and I just had like this meltdown and cut my hair and try to change everything and like I'm like no idea I've been like batting around for a while and I always remember Inner Mongolian Barbecue and I kind of like pitched what I was thinking to you like you were the first person. I like sat down and talked about the ideas. I had six months before I even pulled the trigger on it but I did need what happened. With impact was like they. You know they were doing the tryout in Vegas and I didn't even have to. Do they already booked me like they specifically want me For some of the explosion matches what just by chance. I was out there to try out because already seminar but I was going to do the trial because you have to pay for and I was like if I have a trial and batch with some rightly some Joe Schmoe and it goes bad. That's GonNa make people wait for the tapings. Don't work good match. But they had a an odd number people so Motormen goes hey. Will we work match this kid? And I'm like Oh let me see him and I take a look at him and I'm like okay. Well worst case scenario right. He's he was small. Worst case scenario. Throw them around and physically move him where I want him to be. We ended up having like a really really good match at the Bio. Like it was really good. I just felt like super confident about it. And then Moose was there and I've worked moves before so I guess for me over and then like you the grapevine. Someone tells me like they like showed me a message from stop more. That was like I wanNA find this hammer. Stop by but he looks so much triple eight and I was like the next day. I was up to the beans of actually explosion and you know whatever not sitting there and I went to sleep and I woke up and I'm driving to the tapings just like I tell them I'm willing to cut my hair mortgages do it. I think that makes a bigger statement so I just stopped a great clips Come off and I was like. Whoa what happened? And then they were like blown away like they all acted like it was like man. You just like someone who's walked up to whispered in my ear. You just got yourself job kid. An by shit goes by. Don't hear anything and then January. Like once a w pretty much became a real thing. I feel like every company who kind of wanted somebody when after I'm like. Oh crap along. And that's when they sent me an email asking you know by ability booking ray like a couple of things and I answered it and then the next thing they responded with was the contract offer and I was like what the heck like I was so confused just caught me off guard so yeah it was impact was the catalyst become my hair but as you already wanted to change what. I was doing and wrestling do something fresh and ended up working. I remember you You sent out that little teaser. Tweet you know implying that you've been signed amelie hit you up like who the fuck that motherfucker and and you and you told me you know before before it was it was well no it was before it was publicly known but I knew it was gonna be a good fit for some reason man with you and you in that company definitely has been. They've been very good to you. Man you've worked out perfectly. I think with them with like a situation where I really felt like 'cause you know after one January came around like impact. Got Back in touch with me but it really felt like hey like we. We want to have under contract versus. Msw's like hey we want to build some stuff with us so we want a part of our team like. I got the feeling like we're going to give me like an opportunity to be star achievers and a year and a half later. I don't get it at all. Yeah they they amelie cinch over Japan and what. I'm wondering is did anybody over in Japan. Ask you how. The American Caja Devon sparks is doing. Because they hadn't seen him in a little while you know it was over how they were all hours of the night. They're out knocking up classroom door asking. If I have any of his vice I broke my mouth. No it really it. You know so. Maybe next time I go out I could get. Was It hard k? It's it's all right. I mean honestly dude. I stopped working there for a while. It was getting a little wild. You Know How. Those K pop stars you have these stalkers like hitting them up and they you know they go online. They find out where they took. Certain pictures like I bet they were here that night it became like that and I just said look I gotta go back to the states for a while and so here I am talking to you. Hey a hammer. Do you remember that shitty remote control match that Devon had at aws so honest? I feel like it was like a six month period where like they would have a completely serious straightforward wrestling product with like these a couple of notches had like a good storyline feud and it was presented very like pure wrestling. Just be one match point two completely opposite route like I remember that match like Devin Kita limited about that match since you were in it and then I remember just being in the back during it and hammer fucking on it so I first of all. This was not my idea. And I'm I'm a little bit of A. I don't want to sound like wrestling purists. Because that's that's not fucking true but I like I like wrestling. I don't like fucking around. I don't like stupid shit like that. But other people do right. People like Jokes and Dick Wrestling Infinity Gauntlets and stuff like that and so they're like. Hey Look we're GONNA do. There's like six of it was like six people. Imagine five. And they're like. Hey we want to use a remote control and pas the match and Shit and we'll rewind it and all this and I'm like why. Why would we do that? And it'll be so it'll be it'll be so over and I'm like I want to do that man. That's not stupid. And they're like come on come on and then like four people were telling me we gotta do this and I was like. I don't care if this is your crowd that you have to like walk around and be seen at stores with so sure fucking remote control match whatever he wanted to and then some point at some point in the match. I got the control. I'm not giving this thing back. I don't WanNa play along. That's it I remember the back. Everybody was just like what the fuck are they doing? Dan Remote Control Shit. You were like the second match up. It's like a six-man Scramble Evans. Maybe I know that maybe I know spray boy was and a Evan Daniels. Was that for those. Who are in their wrestlers. You know I saw. I saw some of those pretty funny actually by the Way Humor. Plug your twitter account. Alex Hammer Stove. There you go. It's one of the funniest fucking follows is. One of the funniest follows on twitter. That the reason I love it and I forget what it was but I think Mike and I had just left the show and uh we just lost his show. We're driving back to San Diego and it's like you know five and a half hour drive in the middle of the night and we're both looking. Why the fuck do we do this every single time? We drive back from urgent. Why do we do this? Shit is so stupid and I see a tweet essentially from Hammer. That's like like I just overheard an argument about one guy was standing in the other guys way as like extra talent. Wwe and you wonder. Why don't wrestle in Arizona anymore was so funny? I just I I remember being in the middle of that when those were like the issues. Ember like that being like the real heat but I'm so far removed from it imag gum and petty again. You know what I'm saying. You gotta get that screen time in brother. Got To get that screen time you know. What did I saw you attack a duck so maybe you are moving onto bigger and better things you know out of wrestling feuds going right now so should it is. It's so let me ask. Let me ask you this. When w resumes are we are we gonNA see Duck Dynasty. Call you out at a show. Or How's this GonNa Work Man Pita? Are you going to be going? Up Against Pita. You know we were just talking about doing silly things rustling anyone's GonNa pick up the duck you'd or try to help me Russell Duck. I think ws probably asked to do it but I think Jerry's got some money. He'll bring them in point. So what's what's msw dealing with everything with Ron Virus. Shut down for a little bit. Are they have they give you guys a plan like Yo expect a to be you know show for you for four weeks or six weeks or so? We had a show scheduled for April eighteen. And they or you eat apple. Retell that to you know beyond that. I think we had a taping scheduled for May second. We were ahead enough on TV that we can make it through all April without filming again. But we're not allowed to film by May then we'RE GONNA RUN OUT TV. Oh it's really GONNA like I've none of us know how this is going to go because you hear people be. Oh it's going to be cleared up in two weeks. Oh it's GONNA be four. Oh it's going to be three months so it's it's interesting because that if we if we don't like get that may taping right away then. I don't know what we're doing our TV does why. I mean the other day on twitter offer to match hammer. I mean you've been doing this whole thing with your shirt off. Do you want to go ahead and announce your only fans right now? I will knock on door to door and offer to mow people on before I do. Have you ever seen You ever seen the Scot Center a workout video. What about that? You could probably do that. Wake up with the hammer and get people to subscribe for seven ninety nine a week. You know like I think about that. Sometimes I think like I just give away everything for free on my twitter. I can all the videos. I post like man. I could like these could be true on but I just like a given it out laying the hammer down. I like that. Let's show my buffets can be free on the way it should be the way it should be speaking of which hammer you've wrestled the wrestled in the US wrestles in Japan. The big question everyone wants to know. Is You ever? Shit your pants in the ring. Dude do I have not. I've been very sick thought I was going to and I have wrestled someone else. Who did shit their pants? I Shit my pants. One time looking Mike Mike. Mike believes that is a common occurrence and every time it gets is A. Hey Yo shit your pants and rating no never Mike Guy. Just me to someone under share that I am Hammer Hammer. I'm GonNa tell this story right now. You may not have sit your fucking pants in the ring but I remember the one time so so hammered. I got partner. We got a little program up a WCW see for a the last few months that we were there and there was some weekends hammer and I would wrestle like five times in a weekend if it wasn't a singles match it'd be like a tag match multi person match and we're about to go out there for singles match and I go go over the match more like all right cool dude. I'll see out. There Hammer goes out first and the way the wwe curtain and set up with setup. You'd walk through one curtain and you'd walk into this little curtained-off room and then the second exit that would that would lead to the entrance way out to the ring so my camera see out there. He walks through. This curtain. Goes out and then my music hits and I walk into the to the first curtain and all I smell is fucking ass. Hope you remember this number and I go. Oh my shot it so I gotta get out of this as possible and I walked down the entrance walkway and all I smell is asked the whole fucking way to the ring and I'm just like and I'm trying to. I'm trying to look serious. I'm trying to play the role in all I'm thinking about is fucking hammer farted in room and and trail that all the way down this fucking entrance ramp so we get in the ring and they do the the announcements and I'm just looking at this guy like this motherfucker. As soon as we lock up we lock up and go you fucking forwarded you mother fucker and hammered to starts laughing. And we're we're laughing in the lockup but anyways I'll never forget that shit see I you might. You might have shit your pants and the entrance but not in the ring but in the entrance he never said. He didn't wrestle a match. The load in his pants hammer that that was some of the best times I had in wrestling. Man was that. Wcw See I'm tell you wrestled in the bad period when they were at the Bob White Theater and they would do like the back back days but one of them wasn't tapings. That was great because we do. The Saturday tape needs and then the Sunday show wasn't till five pm and it was just a normal live show. It was just a single night in Salem. So Saturday at the tapings all the boys would go out and I just have so many of like just the most horrendous stuff that like Schimidt brought like that's awesome. I've told the story on here before. How like Dang grow was like my first match where I was nervous shit and I told you this before the back in the day I told you that and you kind of like the same way. Do you remember like the first time you're on the ring like Yo this guy like what the fuck doing in the ring with this guy like nervous shit. Oh yeah one hundred percent it was probably like honestly like fifteen matches in if that I don't even know but I run Shelton Benjamin at I was trying very hard to make clear to him that like. I didn't have wrestling instinct yet. That like I needed some some planning. You know because he was just like yeah. What some stuff you do a lot. Cool cool yeah. Let's put that in there. Yeah Okay Cool. What kind of he'll are you. Okay Yeah Cool. I Don I was and I was like okay like what. Where do you WanNa do this? What do you want to? And he was just like out and trying very hard to keep like driving the point home. Mike I need like something to work with here. And he just wasn't giving it to me so it was like I had no idea what is due to that Matt and I was like so nervous and it was probably off on open line today but who who was that Hamilton Shelton Benjamin. Oh yeah that's a big one dude. Yeah which is crazy now. Because I'm not trying to sound or anything like that. I don't get nervous from ashes anymore. I don't care who I'm wrestling like. They're like the only time I do. Is there like a jerk to call it with you? Know Like Donald. Trump talked to him. And like you could tell they're going to make it a number of other like every once in a while like there's been a guy and I get the feeling that he's put me over so it's like I get a little bit nervous because you're going to purposely make this match difficult you know but as far as just like who it is. I'm just like Oh yeah cool. Let's just like my brain doesn't like get nervous but the day like yeah. I remember when it was like. Oh you're wrestling Chilton Benjamin's night I wanted. I wanted to go home. I didn't WANNA DO IT H. Me You you bring that up about now. I've I've noticed that because I've been in the ring with you plenty of times you've changed your. I feel like you've changed in ring style a lot like I feel back in the day you and I would. When we first met each other we would call a lot in the back and then as we started working together you know we would kind of be like whatever became pretty simple for you and I had to work with each other and then the last time we worked each with each other a awf. I think we called your Hogan Comeback and the finish. I think that was about it so many times. The super pacs without doing it. Yeah exactly and then you drop the drop the Hogan leg on and you go for the cover and I do. Do I have to kick out right now but I so is that because I've I've watched it a few matches over the past couple of months. I see you're having a lot more fun a lot more. It looks like you're more a lot more call in the ring and feeling it out in the ring. Is that correct on that? It depends on where I'm at I really like to be. I'd like both styles like I like both extremes. Actually like I look at us. That are super spotty lot of sequences lot of hits and then. I'll matches where familiar enough with each other. We Scott but really I try to just gauge. What my opponents most comfortable with. And do that working with someone who can't remember Shit. Then why am I gonNA call intricate policies? And if I'm working with someone who's like say is bringing together offense the why not. GonNa let them do that so I really try to get. What else has been work around that? Yeah it's a good idea. Yeah I mean the worst type of guys work with are the ones that like. You're like hey let's do this. No I do it this way. All we got to be flexible with the way do things especially if we miss the names. You'RE GONNA say go ahead of or means but I am motorway as like. I said I try really people and sometimes on talking to somebody I can tell right off the bat that they have a really bad memory for stuff right so I don't make it hard. I make it super simple. And then they still forget stuff and how because the thing is like I get. If you can't remember this move this move and then feed here take but like if we both down and we just. We're both laying down after a big move and rest counting to seven and we're both getting up and I'm the baby face you should know that I'm about to knock you down with something but so it's like I don't get mad if you don't have awesome memory but like if you don't actually like have the ability to kind of be where you should be based off of like the way progressing works than I really fucking. I'm glad I'm glad you gauge me. As somebody who doesn't have a good memory when we first met each other hammer favor venue. Venue wrestled all. That's hard Might it might be the all the cw arena and phillies just because like obviously that's like a historic building right. But that's where I'd be with another view and would I debuted. I got like science. Not Silence but like it was definitely in the air of like. Who's this guy right versed the last time we were there? I wrestled t hawk and it was probably my best match with the company and the whole crew the whole match. The crowd would just going nuts like they were doing chance there. Is You know. Msw chances this is awesome chant and it was just like so for me to like show up in that building and get like a really weird response and then a year later almost to the date. Russell the same venue and just like it was like almost like a reminder like man like you put in the work with this last year like this is what you have to show for so that was like a really cool night. I got told by Ricky Mandel when I first started. He was that training one night and he was talking to all the younger guys like one night. You're going to walk into a place a new promotion and you're not in. Nobody's GonNa make sound for you when you walk out of that. Walk out the curtains and I experienced that one time right not too long after he told me that and I always tell that to the younger kids that are training like you might be over as hell in your hometown. But you're going to go to a new territory and they're not going to know who the hell you are and you're gonNA come out to crickets and it's going to be very uncomfortable but you also have you have to play it off like you. Don't give a shit and you're still the man you know. The Weird Vied Deborah. Oh yeah this is a while back though but You were saying that the second night the CW arena. You're saying that the crowd was going bananas. So how loud was Duke in? What did he have you sign up? I was I forget what company I worked for But it was some random like I was doing like a in and one of the shows was like like I had a good book on Friday and the book on Sunday right and then my friend was like hey. If you don't have anything on Saturday could do this show with me. I don't even remember the name of the company to be honest but like sure. Let's do it and then as soon as I advocate. Duke reached out to me. And he's like. Hey Bro you're doing this show and I'm like yeah he's like. Oh I'll come by like maybe grants eat afterward the CIA but the bug Shouli. Mike Showtime Calms Emerge Table. And the Mike. Oh Yeah dukes attacks what's up man doesn't actually back then like the next day he was like. Hey Sorry Man. He got the girl. I was like Bro. That's do not not sticking to the code so go back into Noah. Tell us about that. I mean how was that experience. I was your second time in Japan. I mean obviously huge difference right so what was what was this time like compared to the first time around. When you go on back how do you feel about Japan? Compared to wrestling on here for him L. W. in if if it wasn't for getting homesick like I would just be Japan guy like if it was based strictly on the wrestling I would just be Japan guy because I I love it and I felt like it changed me like even more because like I've always been like so all on the Internet. I don't act like I'm a we know. Oh I just need to be big and buff and that's all that matters. I don't care about being good but like that's a joke and people are supposed to understand. I'm joking I like the I like when People Watch match like damn he's fucking good like I try really hard to be good at wrestling and Mike When I first went over to Japan like I was. I wanted to put on a good maths but also you know I was still trying to bring out this character and like be this American. He'll and like the moment that it shifted screw. That was one night I was like. I pointed the baby face. Our something sent something generic you know. That's how America does it or cheer for America and they cheered because they respect you they they respect American wrestling so like a hero action. And I'm like why am I even trying to hugh reaction like what am I? I just wanted like after that. Like the whole rest of the tour. I just I'm just wrestling Russell and maybe I'll be the aggressor or maybe this or that. But I'm just here to fucking Russell awesome like I was by the end of the two hours and machine because all I was doing lifting weights eating eggs and rice and wrestling and like I was going twenty five minutes Mike wanting to go more and like learning the the little intricacies of the style because like in America like you get told like this is jeff style strong style. Then you go out there and do it. And you're like you realize like we have the bastard. I like the way they do things but it was great man like I I loved it. I just I get homesick. You know I was out there for a couple of weeks fi like week three man. I really care to go home hammer. It sounds like your experience. A lot like Devon's because Devon all he did was lift weights out there. Eat Egg whites. Actually I. Did I really clean out there. I was actually. I do have another question for humor. I'm a body guy now. I bought I bought a pair of high waisted pants and I just need to know. Is that how you became a body or was my was my road to the top a little different than yours. So when you're an actual body guy a federation of the body gas bed or they'll just a pair of pants if you had to buy them. That's not the right way to do it. Like they should be in their mailbox. All okay okay. Cool all right so then. When will I get the new pair of high waisted pants my awfully? I'll talk to him after the podcast right. I'll let him know out there hammer. Had No idea what you said. Tell me Mike Hammer. This is not a wrestling related thing at all. It's just a story you told me once one time and I love it. Can you tell me about the time? You and your chick antecedent. Thor and you got a standing ovation. Oh so I don't even I don't know but yeah I think it was. Maybe four does want to see what it's back when I had the beard and long hair opening night so the theater like you had to get to get all that nonsense. I walk in and there's a lot of people in the theater but as I'm walking to my seat so good store and the theater starts clapping for me like do a little bow and then like ten minutes later. Movie still has started. This dude walks in it a full four costs to with a ham. Everything like at whole like dreaming of Mike Hammer walks in and steals. This guy's shine idea. No idea no hammer did. Maybe I'm thinking did you just do Mexico or or am I thinking of something else we we. We did Mexico like so. We did Mexico on March thirteen or fourteen. Th what like literally I I. I was able to Mexico a Mel W and then the following Sunday Mecca for F s abuse and those like the last wrestling shows that happened in the country opinion. Well I mean I guess. Mexico didn't happen in the country but good thing after that because like like closing the yeah. I saw video for that man. They must have had like five thousand people there. Yeah it was crazy because like we're like man are they even GonNa come to this And obviously we all kind of learned about the growing viruses super-quick because it went from being like not an issue to. Oh my gosh. It's an issue so that Thursday we're like. Oh and then that Friday as listening to the Logger Echo. I get crazier and crazier like our bookings for the next weekend are getting cancelled. And we're like what's going on so we're worried if people are going to show the show sold out over. Five thousand people are awesome. Yeah I I miss that. I miss out on a couple of bookings actually Devon I. We're supposed to be out in Arizona this past weekend. Actually yeah Saturday. But and then I was supposed to wrestle are Boya Darin Corbin up in Oregon on Earlier this month I was telling everybody. Mad Darin Corbin. She was one of the best guys in the ring with. We've got to be anywhere with. I always thought this story like I don't know. I think you probably had to be there for this match but I don't know if you specifically remember US doing this. I just told his story in a few weeks ago but it was a tag match and it was me and this. I don't re- they got like they randomly tried to give me a tag number five. Forbidden Green. And you know like you've kind of already touched our got it where like you'd be wrestling like the same guy much like you stopped trying to have great matches and you started trying like pop. The boys back. I remember what we did was. I'm like I'm the baby faces. So I'm in the heels corner. Heels are Anthony Green and Darren Corbett and like I'm I'm on all fours like all the way at the fuel corner but reaching for the big vase corner. And when the when Darren goes to picking up body slam him out of nowhere and then I crumble back to my knees. Go back to satellite reaching for the but he gets up and out like right away with Anthony. Green impact surprised by and they just keep doing that like between every body slam. I crawl maybe another fought to my core. But because I'm just crawled so slow it'd be body slams. I've probably body slam each of them six times and that I finally make the hot tag at. It's like the crowd goes for the hot tag gets in the RE Jerry. Sloan the bodies. Which fucking awesome. I remember that I remember that. Eighty climactic hot tag of all a I remember that. And you know what Darren and Anthony Green I think would have had such a good tag team together man because those guys were just like on the same page as far as like comedic wise and just in working wise. Yeah I love so I love when a guy knows how to fit on the and what he does and is also good worker so he like he fit the taste for the reason like I don't hate comedy wrestling what I hate when guys use comedy to make up for the fact that they can't wrestle tastes like figures out how to make some funny cool cool by me but if you're like shit I don't really know how to wrestle so I'll just do something shocking or you know. Try to stick my thumb in. Someone's but it's like that's that's lame to me but de definitely knows what he's doing. Oh man he's one of the best man I I. We're supposed to eventually have that match again. But obviously all this shit's on. Hi Ed. How yet is for the time being with sucks man but hey what else can you do? Can You So one of the things we do on this show. We bury ourselves pretty good. Do you have any stories where you're like all my God? What I mean you kind of told us while with with Shelton but is there one? We were like what a Greenie I was like. I walked into the situation and just completely shit the bed. I maybe as a faculty what you're looking for. This just came to mind so I was doing Extra work yes. This is exactly what we're looking for hamburger and I had done extra work cleaning up already had like I had my tryout coming up and it was like a couple months away and the thing is like anyone knows how it works. Don't do extra work is to defy match at smackdown or whatever before this show. Good enough for them to go. Hey let's give this guy a try out and then the trials where you get actually signed so I had no reason even do the extra work I just thought. Well it's a payday of I'll make some more face. It'd be more familiar and you know it was an era zona. So is like no big deal and rewind to the time before this. When I did extra work I was like super nervous. And I'm like sitting there in my suit or I think we're like at the ring and out the cafeteria on and like Jimmy. Jacobs walked by me and he goes. Dude what are you doing? I was like what he's like. Why are you wearing shirt? Because he's a to your shredded like don't you want a job and take your Chernoff often? That was right before I did. A bodybuilding show bone shredded like fin dollar and gender Mahal. And like a couple of guys came in talks with being talk tray with me as really cool and then so fast forward to this time. We're going the extra work. I'm in that first of all way more confident like immediately like I was in my stew made. Sure they didn't need anything and like I took my shirt coat off up and then like Oslo by the ring in my trunks hanging out. And there's a couple of good like Peter Babylon's air and somebody else from so cow. There's like a couple of good workers there but they had to cut a paired up for like doing matches right under one kid from Vegas. I knew so. And he wasn't great but he could get by so I went over to him and my k. If if we get to do a match let's put a little bit of something together so we kinda talked through some stuff and we just try to avoid. A to buddy details us. We got a little bit something together and keep him on. There's like twelve extras there. There's like a lot of people for some reason but then anyway we're by the ring and they like the we're going to do a match but we only for time for you and they picked me and then he goes and like he was trying to figure out who to pick is really weird it was like and and you and they picked like from a visual standpoint if you were to look at the group and say who do you think so. Worst Wrestler took though. We're now at other. We have pretty much until we walk into the rain. That's how much time we have so we're walking to the ring side by side with them and as we're walking. I go tell me three things to do well and he just goes. I just cost up for me. Comey one thing you do. And he goes. I don't know just call stuff and I and I go okay. Finishes Bicycle Kick. And then we get in the ring and we walk up. And I don't know I'm a Talker Mike. You probably know. I'm I'm a talker. The whole off. I am like Hawking this guy step by step through this match and he's literally messing up every single thing and I'm not making a complicated either but like so. Here's the thinks this new smaller than me like significantly so out the window goes you know like can be doubt the clothesline or backup or just give me a SUPLEX. That's out the window button. Also he looks like he's like dumpy frumpy capital in good shape on like. I don't know if this Guy Enduro dropkick. I don't think he could do a head. Scissor or Hurricane Rana like the typical like little man. Big Man stuff. He doesn't look capable of doing all my try. I'm trying to go through a basic MAC universal. You know like he's but he's messing up everything dude. This guy tried to clothesline me eight times in the map. I on any of them except finally I haven't done in a halt because we worked through the heat I haven't done a whole we're gonNA we're tort towards the comeback. What can you do because I don't know just just just just and he's getting up like he's getting up getting up like what he works his way up and then he hits me and he did it? He's like I don't know I don't know. And then he hits me in a take off to the ropes. What's duly comes back with. Urkel due to get any fucking. Does it began? I don't bump you it again. And then I had ducked my line and finally I bump off of closeouts number eight in the match and I speak to the corner and I'm like okay. He's GonNa come in and he's GonNa do one of two things he's GonNa come in with a big splash and I could sell it. Form always gonNA come over and he's GonNa try to shoot me and I can reverse him and tell them what I want to do next but in that split second lyceum starting to run so my okay splash and then close liner forearm. Split-second decision. I was like you know what fuck this guy. So I'm out of the way so he just took the turnbuckle and he doesn't like he doesn't know what comes back and he's not smart enough to have common sense. So we take the buckle and he turns around and be full or even started to turn. I was throwing the bicycle. Kick his head off at three and then row dog's Day of so much judgment so I was friends with one of the referees and I'm I'm pissed at this point like I was so mad because I had file coming up out even have to do this extra work but now I made a bad impression that have just going in neutral and one of the referees like pulled me aside later in the hallway. And he's like dude. They were rigging you like they tried to put you in there with a doofus because they said you were walking around backstage with your shirt off like I told you right so hammered doing extra work in in San Diego and We had a guy down there and he. He's walking out onto the ring to do trial matches and he was in his in his trunks and his everyone else's wearing a tee shirt and sweat pants or t shirt and and you know workout shorts and he was the only one who's all by people were pissed. People were fucking talking magic behind his back when he walked away they were like what the fuck does he think he is like. This is a professional environment. Like DUDE I don't go to like an office and like walk around my underwear my shit it's like. I didn't know that that's hilarious. Hammer messages name later experience. That's funny That we we love live at listening to the extra work. Because that's some of the best stories ever All right man. I think we're we're coming up on our time right. The I think that's a dude. I think I think about an hour. So we've got a shutdown hammer when this weekend. Is it the blow off with the duck or what? What are we looking at here? You know what I'm really at the mercy of win this duck. I'm trying to get my homeowners association. Not Take me out of my Condo who I have to be careful about what I it's got to be a ribbon run on this duck. What do you gotta go ahead go? I think it was last the last weekend that when shows I got a call for my girlfriend because my dog had attacked one of the ducks. And he's like he's straight had his in his mouth and it was going to do it and We had got that so wait a minute. This is the comeback for the duck. This this is a revenge story. Yeah it's actually like like we started it we fucked with the ducks for Hammer. GimMe So you ain't got no bookings coming because everything's on fucking pause. What a pro wrestling ts to go for it. Go protest and tease. What is it If you search progressing t slash Alexander Stone I have my store with like four or five different designs and then also talk on at redirects you to the w pro wrestling teas and they have some additional designs for me so so yeah but either either of those stores work and then the twitter is at Alex Alexander Hamilton. Now Alexander Stone. That's my twitter instagram. Pretty one Alexander Hammerstein facebook and the twitter handles one of the most entertaining and professional wrestling. So go ahead and follow that. It's such a weird thing now like common. I traveled to like a new state and I'm like meeting the locker room and I shake someone. Anakena Alex and the rural kind of your twitter. Hey that's a good thing man who need who needs good matches when you got a good twitter that's true there's a couple guys who like. I'm pretty sure people have never even seen their matches. But the book everywhere from being entertained on twitter so fucking wrestling the least important part about wrestling is the actual wrestling talk anyways. Thanks I appreciate you coming on here. Man House blast gates and hopefully will be out there wrestling at AWF in and around that area. Twenty twenty one. Actually the real reason we brought you on as Mike wanted to beg for a job. I'll message you about that too. I got this anchor with me now though. His name's Devon sparks. I gotTa Drag Him with me. Oh Yeah we got. We might have a job of protecting folks. All right. Thanks Hammer Elsie. Later but later buddy. Devin sparks pretty good episode of Hobson podcast correct to our own horn. But toot fucking too yeah That's about it right as the go home. That's it no shows this weekend this weekend. Stay inside stay inside. Be Safe. Stick to social distancing that way we can all get back to pro wrestling. Yep and then let's see I wanNA thank your wife for letting us film at Your House. 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S5E8: Hammer Time

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

24:12 min | 2 years ago

S5E8: Hammer Time

"Welcome to the Aryan adventures thin Caspian where be buff's the best and Jonathan gets treasure chest. All right. Great. I know. Right. Wow. House from lily who seven for Medford, Massachusetts has a great catchphrase. And I think Vilis a real bridge builder here. What do you mean Jonah them? Well, I mean, you get to be called the best. Sure. And I get a treasure chest. I've always wanted a treasure chest. In fact, the season is all about magic and pirates and all that sort of stuff a treasure chest. Perfect. Thanks so much lily. Maybe Louis should go into politics. It'd be my vice president house, she I think you should be her vice president Bieb, negotiate. All right. Well, we have a lot to cover this week. We had a riddle and the end of the last episode that I was very proud of. And that pretty much every kid around the world solved immediately. As always out is Jonathan I know, but this one the answers came in fast and furious we had one hundred something kids answer this one correctly. And you're gonna meet every name, right? Yes. I am going to read every name. But first let's hear what the answer was high Allah's. News. And ends. Samantha and the answer is stars. Yep. New stars. Yeah. I know be Bob. I know everybody knew it apparently herreid Jonathan you said you were going to read every single name. All right here. We go. As he was nine miles who seven stone from Syracuse, New York Cameron's Stanton, her strata. Leo luca. Oh, and who said it from Massachusetts from New York. Ability birthday twos. A hero David and injure from San Francisco at eight from failing. Militia river from Ontario gesture from Las Vegas Nevada from Vancouver, Canada, even from Switzerland. Silence. From New Zealand, Oliver grant for Budapest, Hungary, and from Raleigh, North Carolina. Rosie from a lot of really creative answers, including always kind of the answer may your who said it from big into York then from Quebec City, Canada, Benjamin, Elizabeth from Taunton. England, seven from Durham Maine from visa Andrew Hayley from Charleston, South Carolina, keys, whenever the shadows. Which is really cool. I want to let it and eight from Seattle Washington Laura live from Jamaica plain, Massachusetts, Jack, Adam for Chicago Ajax Cyrus six in Hindu Trevan from Saint home. Minnesota chic- from Washington from Springfield Virginia. Jesse from Long Beach, California Carson from Louisville Kentucky five Adelaide were eight from Denver Colorado Elijah Dominic from our POWs from Vancouver, Victoria, arrows from Hollywood Florida are penalized twelve Georgia Jordan commute from Houston. Oh, and who six Christian from you, Colorado from Alexandria Virginia. Coeruleus eight from Texas gave Frida from Wellington New Zealand. Have you belated birthday freon who who's not who's five thirty seven from Cape Town. South Africa and seven from Oregon. Yeah. Jonathan I think you should try harder. Next time. All right. Thanks. All right. Well, let's get into it. If you remember what happened in the last episode Finn was stuck in the magical in between one of those little bug bots gave his friends of riddle to try to free him from the magical in between. Happens this week on the digital gasping. We'll find out in season five episode eight hammer time. No, set allies. Finn is our code breaker a come to witness the night without being calm sailor's guide and travelers relief. And they are lost to sight each day without so much as the hand of a fief. That's it said volley its stars is obviously stars that are there every night, they guide sailors, and then are gone during the day come on. I thought you guys were like wizards or something shouldn't you have made this a little more difficult Archer supposed to be wise. So the little robot. What said volley the answer is obviously stars. So the little robot. Okay. Then what is it said volley? What's the real answer robot? Pause for moment. Sorry. I'm just checking my notes it says here. The answer is actually stairs. Stairs is the correct answer. So sorry, you got it wrong. What said volley give me a break. You're reading it wrong. Look again, it's stars. Stairs stairs are a sailor's guide. Hindi like stairs to the top of lighthouse and stares disappear. Every day said volley. Stairs are travelers relief. Come on. Everyone knows if you're traveling and you come to some steep stairs fest dot of relief. What if the stairs were going down? So the robot. That would be a relief. You didn't think of that? Did you know said volley? I definitely didn't. But I did think of the answer to your silly riddle. Now, can we have our friend back? Harry. Pretty clever travelers relief. Show is the heart of a poet really does it said volley. Now, you promised to give us back fin. So give them back fine. So the robot lifted that cloak, and you will find your bliss more to it correctly. Or surprise is in store. More riddles said page come on come on allies just lift up that cloak, and let's get Finn back. Okay. So allies, but he said to do it correctly. What does that mean? Allies picked up the edge of the cloak and lifted slowly up from the bench. But there was no more fin. There were his boots. Definitely his legs in his space suit. But read around the waist his body faded away. Like, he was stuck in a cloud, except there was nothing there. What the said allies? Oh, no, I cut fit in half. I told you to be careful so the robot you only have one chance to lift a cloud. And if he don't do it all at once do it correctly. He'll get everything. Don't worry your friend is not in pieces. His just have here and in a magical inbetween. The kids all stared at Finn's legs. They weren't moving. Tickle him. Allies said page, see if you response, no way, I'm not tickling vins legs when the rest of him isn't here said allies, that's weird. I'm barely not throwing up as it is. I'll do it said volley. He grabbed fins calf and tickled the back of his knee. The boot came up and kicked volley in the space helmet. Laughed page yet. So how do we get the rest of him back said Abigail, you she pointed at the little robot floating outside of the pod tell me now, I'll become clear now all of you under the cloak explorers. All looked at each other. If you on your back you will follow him under that cloak. It's not that. We don't want fin back exactly said page will you tricked him under there. And then you said you would free if we solved your puzzle that we did. But he's only halfway out which feels like another trick. So how can we trust? I said, I would guess you and you pass. So the robot to retrieve the rest of your friend. You'll have to joy fine said Abigail, this is all so weird. But I don't wanna fly around in space ship with fins legs Abigail picked up the cloak SIA. She said at tossed it over her head hit drop to the floor. She was God. Last. What does Rodney said volley through the cloak up into the air, and then jumped into it the cloak falling empty to the floor. I hate being the rotten egg set allies as drooped the cloak over his head disappeared. Guys said page. Don't have any. Hey here. Fin. Yelled Abigail fin fin. Are you here Abigail said fit? What are you doing here? Abigail allies volley had all tumbled into the blackness. None of them could see each other. But they all quickly felt around and held hands. I'm glad you guys are here said fin this is some place called the magical in between. I don't mean to freak you guys out. But I don't know where my legs are they're not cut off. They don't hurt I can feel them. But I don't think they're here with me. I just felt a spider crawl up my leg. Yeah. We know all about that said volley your legs are back on the pod. And that spider was kind of me tickling. You the kids explained fin what had happened? And none of you thought to grab onto my legs before putting the cloak over your own heads said fin. Oh, yeah. That would have been a good idea said allies. So what do we do? Now said Abigail it's so black here kid see anything where are we supposed to go? There was some creepy guy talking a minute ago said Finn, but I haven't heard anything since. And by the way, have you guys seen page. What was that said fin? It's me said page you guys forgot that. I couldn't put a cloak over myself because I have no body. So I had to get help from that little robot. It was humiliated. I had to go back to one of the lies casters, and then the robot through clover me, but I did have been put me on top of Finns legs. I so you should have those back now. Awesome page. Thanks for my legs said fin sure said page now, can you let me out of this. Fen picked up the tank in released page. In between lit up. They were now in a bright brilliant world with an orange sun green grass small huts and cabins that looked like something out of a fantasy novel in winding roads through rolling hills. And what's more they found they were standing in some sort of line? There were all kinds of creatures queuing up. Wade into get into one cabin in particular standing in front of the explorers was a floating transparent alien nearly invisible. But for two bones that crossed in the middle of its chest. And flaming head behind them was a shape shifting alien was clearly showing off turning into something that looked like a dog that Bush, then a small house. What is going on? Here said Abigail where are we? And why are we waiting in line? I can tell you that Savoys coming from the ground. The kids all looked down and saw a small crab like alien that had one mum arm with a hammer at the end of it. You are all here to apply to be apart of Krant hammers crew. The mighty space pirates all of well space, whose crab hammer said volley the little crab looked at volley angrily and waved his hammer in the air. Oh, I get it said volley. I'm sorry said fin crab hammer. Ten crab hammer to you. Sorry. Captain crab hammer. How did we get here? We were all stuck in something called the magical. Between. And now, suddenly we're here we're going to try out to be pirates. Not suddenly, my friend said, captain crab hammer. Everything you've done has led up to this place. Every pirate worth her space salt has to travel in the natural inbetween, but you'll never get anywhere. If you don't have a little magic of your own head. I see that you have more than a little crab. Hammer waved his hammer in the direction of page who on this planet was back in human form. But glowing like a night light. You mean, I got us out of the magical inbetween said page are still in it said crab hammer. Thanks here. Magic you pass through it safely. Okay. Just so we're clear said Abigail, we're not pirates. I need either said grab hammer Weiqing at Abigail and laughing to himself. No said have ago where really not pirates. Now money. Here's a pirate said crab hammer. Waking again hill here is higher. It. No. Laughed all of the pirates. No, really, sit Abigail. We're explorers. Me too. I just like to explore said crab hammer, any bursts out laughing again and all the rest of the pirates all laughed and cried out. Listen kids. You've had something stolen from you. Right. And you wanna back, right. Well, the only way is steal from pirate. His the be pirate know how they think how they Platt in scheme. No weaknesses that higher. It's who rob your shit is a nasty crew. And the only way you'll get back. What you want to have a crew that even must here. So was that you talking to me when we were in the dark said Finn. Now, that's my quartermaster. I'm sorry for all that he thought if you recognize his voice, you'd never come along crab hammer motion for the kids to step out of line. They follow the little crab. As he scampered toward the cabin holding his hammer up to any alien who voiced anger that the kids were cutting the line era, come on inside. Said crab hammer opening the door the kids all dumped into the small house. Oh, no, not him said fin. Nope. Nope. Cancelled everything has cancelled. I see the Marlow is still growing cowards said boggles, let's see how you do in the first pirate trial. All right. I am here with my son and my editor Crippen messenger. Happy thanksgiving Griffin. I. I knew. No new. What did you know? You do that was going to be bogus bogus or being? That question on the later. Are you talking about right now? It's okay. So you're wondering you had asked me previously. What had happened with boggles and being right? And now, we see bog is here in the magical in between which has now been lit up by pages light. Yeah. So what questions do you have for me? First of all did you like the episode? You're you're laughing about the the riddle little bit the robot. Yeah. Solvent. So so tell me what you questions you have. What happened to being what happened to being no spoilers? Maybe being is out there somewhere. Probably still on the Marlow. Maybe. I don't know. We'll find out. Yeah. Next what other questions, you have earth is no crab guy. Krever crab ever. Yeah. He's a fearsome pirate. Obviously. Yeah. I'm well. Well, yeah. But he's joking because like a pirate would never admit to being a pirate. Yeah. So that was kind of like the joke there are making. So I should say that the crab hammer. I wanna give credit regretted do that came from character club crab. Hammer was a character created by Gideon from swarthmore, Pennsylvania. I also remember little cramped guy. If you were there are knives show. Yeah. There's a crab character show. Yeah. And then the shape shifting alien was also in line that is blobby which was a character from character club that his sister Scarlett from swarthmore, Pennsylvania, she submitted that we're this. Getting higher crew together is a good opportunity to get some character club characters into the story some excited to do that. Yeah. You had you had one last question. I think let's do dry. What's the trial? Yes. So sounds like they're going to have to pass some more tests to get onto the pirates. If they even want to get onto a pirates, I don't know if they do or not, Nope definitely do net. But that might be the only way to get their robots back hurt. Any other questions thoughts? Okay. Well, not to ask you a time. It is 'cause I don't wanna know time clock. And I'm just going to say, it's art time. It's something really. All right. I want to say thanks to Lexi who is five and three quarters and Logan who is three and a half dove from Rosslyn British Columbia, Canada, karnal who's eight and Kinley who is six Evelyn who's eight Annabel from Tulsa, Oklahoma Celia who is six may and bow in Utah Genevieve who's seven from Silver Spring, Maryland Amelia, who's five from Seattle Washington Xavier who is six from Boston Massachusetts, Chester Carson, Aaron who's eight from Hollywood Florida Serafina who is twelve and Nora who's five from Brooklyn, New York. Thank you all so much and now Griffin. It is. The. Joke. All right. And then for jokes this week. We got some really awesome jokes Email to us by brother sister team, Ethan and Audrey Hamm. I'm just going to read a couple of they gave us a whole bunch of great jokes. Audrey joke is what did the million spider say welcome to my web, Bula nebula. And then ethan's joke is weird. You Ilian go to see all of the animals, they go to the zoo Piter on Jupiter. That's awesome. Thank you both so much. And now we have a joke from our friend field take it away. Fyona? I n t o nine seven years old from sausalito. And I have a joke. How does a space alien fight a code? With his a moon system of. That's awesome. Thank you, all so much for all those awesome jokes crooked anything else to talk about today. Features the Moore camp clubs stooling. Every have we got our first submissions to deleted scenes. Yep. Got some good suggestions. So we're going to start working on those deleted scenes. Yup. My idea totally nine idea at all. I said that I said that was your idea. I gave you credit. All right. Well, I think if that's if you're in the US right now, we want to say happy thanksgiving. Yeah. And if you're not in the US, we're thankful for you being our listeners to and I think we'll talk about. Well, then what do you want to say? Bye bye. See everybody. All right. Thanks for joining us. Again, this week you so much for all awesome jokes, all the great art all the catchphrases which were gonna keep trying out all season long. Thanks, everybody. Who solved our puzzle which is everybody in the universe. Barely stay tuned. Because we have a lot of really fun stuff planned for the rest of the season. The yearly veterans of Kesse gen Z kids production and produced by job messenger. Edited gotta by Griffin messenger special. Thanks Maria Nueva Everson messenger is our enter the music here at beating ever shows. Mark rebirth recently voted the nicest human in the divers recovered by sir. Ian damon? And for more information about the show who fin casper dot com. Check out the show and for more podcast for your family who best robot ever dot com. All right. Thanks, everybody. We will see you next. We. Oh, it's stars. I get it. Best robot ever dot com. Ex-?

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Ep. 40: Dont feed the animals

Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

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Ep. 40: Dont feed the animals

"Home Improvement Home Renovation Homemade meds, Palmer bears, and all the other challenges of homeowners. Yeah. Welcome. Do about bombing aber home improvement podcast. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Hammer podcast. My name is Doug in I would like to share a story with you. It was a Friday morning in the spring of two, thousand nineteen and I was on my way home from work. I worked the night shift. So this was the start of my weekend. I was thinking about what I hope to accomplish over the next couple of days. I needed to cut the lawns maybe do a little framing and drywall in the laundry room. I probably needed to the grocery store at some point. And laundry. Can Forget about the laundry. With, my wife at work and the kid at school I have the house to myself on Friday. The dog and I have the house to ourselves. It's a good opportunity to get stuff done without any distractions. But I am APP. I use these from about nine to, but on Friday I set the alarm for eleven o'clock. I get less sleep, but that's three bonus hours to do stuff. So I have all these thought swirling around in my head as I'm driving home energized by the knowledge that my weekend has begun. And then get a notification on my cell phone. My cell phone is a holder clipped onto one of the vents in my minivan. Are distracted driving laws pretty strict in Ontario with a fine of a thousand dollars. But with the phone in the holder. I don't have to pick it up I just have to tap a button and go hands-free. And texts. Texts I don't bother with until I'm at home. But I get a notification for text. It's Friday. So I figure it's one of those messages you know the type. If you go to the grocery store, could you get? So ignore it. Whatever it is can wait until I get home. I'll read it them. A couple more minutes go by and the phone rings. Is the wife? I know it's my wife because I have special rain for her. So I, blindly hit the button to answer the call and put her on speaker. She is hysterical. Extremely. Upset. Anyway. Blah Blah Blah. Dear Blah Blah Blah Blah car blah blah. Blah tow truck blah blah. Blah. A police. About five years ago. My wife had collided with a deer. Caused a few thousand dollars of damage to the car and I was wondering now if there was some sort of rip in the Space Time Continuum to account for this, deja Vu thing that was happening. Okay. Are you okay. Yes. Good. As long as everyone is all right now has figure out what is going on. At, this point, I have pulled off the road not wanting to risk dropping the call and not wanted to drive while I was giving this call my full attention. And as we talk the narrative emerges. She was driving on her way to work taking the kid to school. IDEA. Ran in front of the car. That once she saw. She. Did Not see the second second-tier. The one the ran into the side of the car. nope. She. Did Not see that one until bounced off the windshield and took off. By text message told the whole story I was park down. So I could read it. Dear hit the windshield we're okay The windshield not so much. I find where they are I drive to the scene. The car is pulled off to the side of the road. Now, this appears to be a typical residential area with house on both sides of the road. On Sixty foot lots give or take. What was an obvious? Is that there is a conservation area behind the houses on one side of the road. The car had a huge dent in the hood. The passenger side fender was crushed. The Mirror was broken off and the windshield was shattered, but still in place. Inside the car. A layer of glass dust. Covered the dashboard. And the console. And the seeds. In the floor. The point of impact on the windshield was. On the passenger side. Right in front of our daughter. Head that windshield caved in. Well, suffice it to say that it could have been much much worse. After about fifteen minutes, the officer arrives, he takes down my wife's information. Now she's still going to have to go to the accident reporting Senate to give her statement but. He tells us that at this point we're free to go. He'll take care of the tow truck which was about ten minutes away and he knew that we had things to do. So he would take care of everything for us. I, take the kid to school and drop my wife off at work. And then I make the half hour drive home to do a little laundry and maybe squeeze in short nap. We planned to go to the accident reporting center. On Wife's lunch break. The center is open from nine till five. My wife works from eight till five, not exactly the most convenient of operation. Meanwhile, she touches base with the Insurance Company. When I get home. And I'd only slept for about half an hour when I get jolted awake by my phone. It's my wife. She tells me that the Insurance Company wants me to to go to the tow yard and get the stuff out of the car. And released the car to them so they can have it towed to a location where the ADJUSTER can examine it. As I said my wife's work is half an hour from home. The tow yard is in the same area. So we were, we work out a schedule, we synchronize our watches. Bonus points if you get that reference. And it looks like the half hour will be the only sleep I get today. I'm feeling pretty groggy. So ice some cold water on my face to clear the COBWEBS. Pick my wife up around noon we go to the reporting center. And after she takes care of that business, I then dropped her back off at work and go to the tow yard. I take care of that stuff and I still have two hours to kill before I have to pick the kid up from school. I'm in the general area. But what am I gonNa do for two hours? So I decided to go home again. I don't have a clear recollection at this point, but I think maybe I shifted some laundry and then flopped on the bed for about half an hour or so. No sleep just stretched out horizontally. I enjoy the half hour to pick the kid up from school. She's exhausted. It's been a rough day for her. And I can tell that she does not want to hang around the city until mom gets off work. And frankly I don't feel like it either. So I drive home again. This time I am determined to get in a twenty out twenty twenty hour. Yeah, right. I'm determined to get an twenty minute power nap. Before leaving again to pick up my wife from work and take her to the car rental place. Long Day. We. Were very fortunate that there were no injuries as a result of this accident. Well. No injuries to humans at least. I don't think things worked out quite so well for the deer. But wife and daughter were physically. Okay. So I guess I should be grateful. But. You know all things being about me is still messed up the entire day. Cars ain't nothing but metal and plastic. He can be fixed, they could be replaced. It's just a matter of waiting on the insurance company to do their thing. Wait we did. It took two weeks for the Insurance Company to assess the damage and determined that it was fixable. Based on their algorithms and whatnot they had originally thought it was going to be a write off. But. Yeah. It was two weeks before it got told to the body shop, and then it took another two weeks for the body shop to work their magic. One month. One month without our car one month with a rental that my wife wasn't exactly in love with. But Hey at least the insurance covered it. After a month, the car was back in our driveway always well again and these for us. The fate of that deer still a mystery. I wife was not at fault. There was nothing that she could have done any differently to avoid the accident she wasn't speeding shows distracted. Stuff happens. The deer ran into her. But we did learn something at the accident reporting center, which is the reason why I am sharing this story. You see along that stretch of road where the houses on one side back onto conservation land there is a lady who feeds the deer. We learned this from the accident. Reporting. Center. The officer there recognize the address of the location of the accident and said that they have a lot of accidents involving deer along that stretch of road. Apparently, this lady has had up to twenty year at a time in her backyard. And they will come up and eat rate out of her hand. We later found out that this lady's house does not even back onto the conservation land. It's on the other side of the road. which means that the deer have to cross the road to get to her backyard. Apparently, not all of the make it. I will again point out that the deer had shattered the windshield in front of our daughter's face. So, this lady likes feeding the deer. It's probably her way of communing with nature. I. Mean a lot of into a petting zoo. There's is something kind of magical about an animal eating out of your hand. Well. This isn't a petting zoo. These animals are wild. But. They never hand. She is the tier whisperer. What is her motivation? Is She? Being Compassionate thinking that she's helping the deer by providing food or. Is She more narcissistic look at me Look how the deer either of my hand look at how the deer love coming onto my property. There is also something magical about living near an area that has a lot of wildlife. I mean, it's why we bought our money. Pit, House. There was protected land beside US and behind us. And we did have deer in our backyard occasionally and that was kind of special. But. I never fed the animals. I never took any steps to try to attract or lure any animals onto our property. I did not want them to become dependent on us in any way. The previous owner though. The previous owner of our house used to feed the raccoons. She left a note for us when they moved out. About this raccoon that would visit every evening and wait patiently for a peanut butter sandwich, it would take rate from her hands. And this went on for two years. Unfortunately, for that raccoon, we did not carry on the tradition and she had to find her meals elsewhere once we moved in. At the time daughter was a year old and we also had a dog and encouraging a raccoon to come around. Would have been a bad idea. Both for the raccoon in probably for us to. And something else you don't necessarily think about when you attract certain animals to a certain area. Is that you also risk attracting they're predators. So, you're putting those animals. And possibly yourself at risk. But there were instances when my philosophy of an interference was tested. And those involved stray or feral cats. Do feral cats account as wildlife. I don't know. There are plenty of them in the city as well. They're not exactly unique to more natural areas. But I'm going to share these stories anyway. Now some people leave water and food offer strays and I'm sure those people will see me as cruel. Heartless. But I assure you that's not the case. Now admit admit I am a dog person, but my wife had a couple of cats when we got married. and. When one of those cats got sick. We spent around five thousand dollars in vet bills. It may not have been the best financial decision, but for both of us. Both of US including me. It was the only choice. But anyway in the case of strays, first of all, I would prefer that they don't hang around our property to begin with. Again, I will point out that we had a dog. Stray cats black lab probably not the best combination. I also wouldn't want to risk any injury to any member of my family. Rabies. Anyone. And to be fair to the strays as I said before, I wouldn't want them to become so accustomed to US providing for them that they rely on US rather than fend for themselves. My view. Is that. Whatever happens happens. Nature is cruel. And it isn't always pretty but that's just the way it is. But There were three occasions when we interfered. There was one evening I happen to look out the front window and I saw cat lane in the middle of the road in obvious distress. I. Assume that it probably been hit by a car. I could have ignored it left it there. And it probably would have been roadkill by the morning. But instead, I grabbed a storage bin and a towel placed a minute and made a few phone calls. The humane society, said that they would pick them up and take him to the emergency vet, but we might have to wait a couple hours. So my daughter and I volunteered to take him to the emergency. Vet Ourselves. As long as the main society was footing the bill mind you. The whole time I was assuming that this kitty was probably going to be euthanized. But. The check them out came back to us in the waiting room and said that he was going to be fine. And they would hold them for the humane society. Now. I don't know for sure that he was telling the truth or if he was. Maybe shielding my daughter. But either way we had done what we could for this animal. And Its fate, whatever it was. was probably better than it would have been if I just ignored it. There was another cat that I saw almost daily for Awhile now she would use these sit at the top of our driveway. As here when I got home from work in the morning. And I would see her scurry in and out of the woods I was cutting the grass. We kept our distance, but there was always sort of relationship between us. After, a while this yellow cat had a tiny kitten with her. When I pulled up in the driveway, she would pick the kitchen up by the scruff and carry it into the backyard. And my wife and I we both got used to seen them together the Yellow Mama cat. Carrying around her little black and white kitten. or The kittens scampering behind Mama. Well one day. This kitten was alone. It was next porch in the morning. I. Figured that mom was probably off hunting somewhere nearby but in the afternoon. The kitchen was still around and there was no sign have Mama. When my wife came home from work, she and her daughter decided to take the kitten to the humane society. My wife had a bad feeling that something happened to Mama. When the humane society told her that the kitten was too young to survive on her own. We knew that the right decision had been made. And decision was reinforced the next day when my wife spotted fresh. Rhode Kill on our way to work the book bike. It was probably Yellow Mama. Cat. So head my wife not intervened. This kitten would have continued crime for Mama while slowly starving to death. Now. At least it had the opportunity for survival. And it was young enough. that it would probably have a pretty good chance of being adopted. Now that whole thing about not feeding the animals that I was talking about. Well that went out the window on the next occasion. If. I. Remember Right. It was the fall. I had been burning a bunch of twigs and small branches in her small firepit in the backyard I was cutting the grass. I was done for the day I everything up the fire had burned itself out, and now I was inside the house when I looked out the window I, saw cat. Lane on top of the warm ashes. This, cat was nothing but skin bones basically a skeleton with for. I went back outside to take a closer. Look at. Saw Me. It's linked back into the woods. But not too far. It was just kind of hanging out. It probably didn't have the energy to go too far. It was obvious that this cat was not much longer for this world. So I go back inside get some canned salmon in a plastic storage container. And I take that outside and put it down at the edge of the woods. And I returned to the house where I wash the cat tentatively emerging fine just far enough. So he can eat what was probably going to be his last meal. You see this is the reality of living close to nature. Sure. You can argue about whether or not straight year feral cats qualify as nature in the same way that raccoons and other animals do. Not, that it matters but I think in a way I believe they do. Regardless. In nature, you always have this struggle for survival. And death is part of that. It. Sucks. But as the reality. It ain't all cute fuzzy animals eating out of your hand. When you feed the animals. Whether out of compassion or narcissism. You are interfering with nature. And that can have unintended consequences. Unintended consequences like my wife accident. Both my wife and daughter believe that first year was smaller possibly Ifan. and that the deer that hit our car was larger. Chances are pretty good. That it was likely the Mama. and. We don't know the fate of idear how badly it was injured or if it even survived. For All, we know who may have just gone off somewhere to die. And if that's the case, what does that mean for the Fawn? Wasn't even old enough to survive on its own. Not to mention the fact that the windshield was shattered right in front of my daughter's face. There could have been human victims in this incident as well. Because someone enjoys luring dear into her backyard. You know the the farthest thing from that woman's mind. Is Harming dear. Yet. That is exactly what she is doing. This one was kind of a bummer wasn't it but I think it's important to realize the impact that we can have on wildlife especially if we live on a property near natural areas. And this also includes our use of pesticides. We know the pesticides are having an effect on the population. Spraying toxic chemicals can harm other wildlife as well. Let's face it. There are many ways that we can harm wildlife and we are pretty good at all of them. I should also mention that sometimes it's not. necessarily. A bad idea to interfere with nature just a bit. Whatever we can do to keep the bee population healthy to support other pollinators like hummingbirds. Can actually be beneficial. So, there are exceptions to the no interference rule. The key is awareness understanding nature and our place in it. And the effect that we have on it. And the closer we live to natural areas. The more important. This is. And that will do it for this episode of the Thumb and Hammer podcast. Subscribe Rate Review share you know what to do The website is hammer dot com and you can follow me on twitter at thumb and Hammer. I will talk to you again soon. Cheers.

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The Skorpion | Part 1

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The Skorpion | Part 1

"What you're about to hear is based on actual events listener discretion is advised The mullets you have taken to calling him Scorpion. A name that may sound imposing hosing but was meant more to describe the cowardly way in which he'd kill stunning his victim retreating then returning once. He felt it's safe to work in peace and without resistance pavel to Clinton has always been this way. The product took an environment where to skipper about was necessary for survival but to strike on occasion was an absolute. must if he were to have any sense of self. In the mind of a predatory arachnoid their runs only two trains of thought one is to survive and one to kill all the rest is instinct instinct instinct that moves a man like Pombal to be constantly planning constantly behaving as though trouble is the last thing he wants. What's while sealing off the exits before swooping in to strike MM-HMM ILA trudges through the dry and uneven dirt of the Polish countryside. Nearly breaking her ankle several times on the old ruts hidden beneath the waist high prairie grass. The field though looks like any other bannon paddock in Poland is reserved testing site for the gdanks militia. The city's Communist Party approved police force. She hears them chatting chuckling ahead though. She can't quite see them yet. Her car a time worn pollen as hatchback barely handle the potholed country roads and so she's had to park in the gravel lot more than one hundred meters from the testing site then she had to walk across a section of field seemingly anymore translated than Stalingrad pair of her husband's old oversize work boots. They bounce around her feet step after step when when she arrives she sees. They've started without her a man. The man she's come to see is kneeling. On the ground by a mannequin a mannequin. That adly looks lifelike enough. She almost thinks a real woman is lying on the ground and pretending to play dead. For the sake of days reenactments she watches with some Indus. Taste is the man beside the FO dead woman path. While tootling pretends to breathe heavy and falls on the ground beside the mannequin the militiamen chocolate. uh-huh so yeah you know boys understand any of you went to Afghanistan. You're running around with a big fucking chunk mantle in this bitch sprinting ahead of you. You've got your Kalashnikov me. I've got my hammer and it's a one point three Hilo Hammer mind you. I've got my hammer hammer and I'm holding up and falling to the side and she's trying to screen right may make a weird sound. You wouldn't expect after they've run a bit it. He picks up his hammer. A plastic children's hammer with a red hexagon aplastic had has seen the toy before and wonders. If only briefly where the Little Red Circle that comes with it has gone to. Perhaps the set belongs to one of the children of the assembled militia who will come home to ask for the hammer is and what. We'll his father's say when the child finds out who is father lent the Little Red Hammer to cannot scream and run at the same time the man impactful says tapping the mannequin softly on the temple at Fires Cherry. But you burn up all your hair and you're tired unbelievably believe me so sometimes it would stop running and look at me but Wilburton out of breath. Oh Fuck. I should've worked harder in physical education and then again they are all of them standing and looking down at Pablo rapt with attention. The man himself looks it's like an American caricature of the drunken slob Begi. I'd and sallow faced so that he is almost like a skull with a thick layer fleshy wax poured over it by Mike. Like I said he's women would sometimes go for a mix of the two and they would make this insane sound puffy says after the first first hundred meters their heart is going and they start barking almost after every breath. Aw can't camp shrugs his shoulders of the men chuckle. Though a little less he moves on quickly clean so I would get them on the ground after good hit then they would be you know gentle quiet you what else could you one woman. The laughter returns. He notes that chuckling in her field notebook. But she is mostly focused on Powell's testimony It's what she's out here for. After all to give the state of psychological model of the Scorpion the murderous hammer-wielding to generate lounging beside a dead manneken as though he were sunning himself on the beach I would always rest. Catch my breath at this point. You might not think it but women are fast asked and I am a smoker shrugs again a little more laughter but once I got him good they go down on. The first hit was all that mattered. Sometimes you get them on. I swing when they weren't expecting it and I could do. Oh I need it most of the time. These women's wear the ones you call survivors. He shrugs but this isn't the same joking role his shoulders. He's been doing. It's an almost resigned. Gesture like a man gives when he finds a state come by and take an half his chickens but like I said when you've given them one good one moments numbered takes a lot out if a person can't can't think I can't see very well and they turned around. Sometimes you just have to give them the one they stumble and fall on their own. And then you can he smacks the plastic mannequin head. A few times then looks to the useless toy hammer. Disappointed sometimes women to start running to own you gotta chase them forever. But once that's done not fall down beside them and just enjoy line catch five. He rests back on his hands looking up at the sky. There's a long silence while he gazes somber gray clouds floating overhead. Either wonders what he's thinking about in this moment and makes it no task and later at one of the Malitzis clears his throat and Pablo blinks steaming to slide back to the surface of himself. Then what the militia men asks. Van Y Powell Repeats Rolling Rolling his eyes to look sideways at the woman the Mannequin on the ground. Ns Crossover topper grabbing her it by the Chin pulling the head up violently until the mouth is near his ear. He is listening for any hint of breath then he drops the head. Back to the ground the mannequin is awaited. Waited rescued dummy usually used for hostage rescue and fire training. It lands with a heavy thump most of them pest themselves after sometimes before he says pulling the mannequins light yellow sundress up over her. It's thighs the mannequins. Scratch dull white plastic. The gas is exposed to light now reflecting the soft disc of sunlight glowing behind the cloud cover powerful passes thumb over the same spot L. is looking at and she's taken slightly a back but she doesn't stop looking powerful. Hitches armor on the mannequins midsection polls things underwear aggress Dane Lacy Pink pink pair woman's panties down to its knees then he pulls them off a pricey for her He says unfurling them for all the Moeletsi men to see she must stolen them. From our reach sister the Hor- they all laugh this time and as powerful as beaming and his audience they finally catches a glimpse of Ella standing behind the other men his glances brief but very present she feels. He's put her in his own notebook It turns back to the Mannequin. Beano Rub the place for the sexist Mannequins Vagina would have been if it were real woman putting putting his hand on the back of the neck for support so he can push against its crotch harder leaning into it the men laugh for a second and then go very very quiet. Powell is whispering something under his breath. His hand starts trailing down his prison jumpsuit toward his crotch. And one of the guards steps forward the powerful tosses the mandate aside falls back in his hands again. Shrugging your shoulders. It's just no use boy. She's he's not doing it for me. We've got a real cold one year. I guess the chuckle a buffalo is looking at them anymore. His eyes are on the lone woman in their midst to glances up to see him. Staring at her is as dark as the ringlets of Bruce colored flesh the hang below them L. Anti boys put her on the ground with me he says and the militiamen snap to attention when they find me Lazar standing behind them folding a pencil and a tab him then I'll show you how it's done the militia men pause and then one of them steps forward slap powerful but before he can land blow it begins to laugh loudly startling all of them Pablo flowers at her in the clouds. Roll in more thickly Over the Sun ooh The slap shocks awake and immediately. He knows the cause closes his eyes tighter knowing the second strike is coming before it hits him and when it does can hear one of his siblings chuckling in the corner of the room his mother is already screaming at him her words jumble of angry nonsense half conscious mind can make little all sense up. He puts his arms up in defense feeling the next slap land on his forearm strike pushes his own closed fist into his nose. Hard and then this hurts more than anything. His mother's done yells at her to stop but she doesn't instead. She slaps him a few more times going for his stomach stomach in the back of his neck. When he won't uncovered his face she might have tried for his bottom if it weren't soaking wet but of course it was? It always always was almost once a week. It would be never with any warning. Never with any 'cause he could figure out for himself. She drags him out out of the bed and now he can sort of understand the mad almost bird like calling of her words she screaming about the laundry she screaming about him being being a lazy bed pissing. Good for nothing laying on the wood floor of the bedroom. He shares with five of his eleven siblings. He can see the steady dripping through the bottom autumn of his mattress. There's a small reflective puddle in the shadows beneath his bed. He watches the stuff bead on the bottom of the mattress than drop op into the puddle. Scattering dozen more little drops that land around the disc of hearing in a way that makes him think of clouds around the earth. He is eleven he wants to kill himself. His mother drags him off the ground by the scruff his neck and puts his face into the wet matches like he's misbehaving. Dog has enough sense to take a breath before she does this. She holds him down long enough sometimes that he accidentally aspirants zone urine. The last time it happened he vomited. Aw and then she put his face in. That is well what the fuck is going on in here. Paphos father's voice cuts to the Commotion Into Office Guts. The old man is not working today which means he is already getting drunk for the day or maybe even still drunk from the night before in nursing a partial hangover the coming beating was always going to come but if there had been some time for Paul to at least clean up his mess then what was about to happen when be so bad but it is. Father picks him up the waistband of his cotton pajamas and powerful can feel the wet material cutting into his waist is the man uses use this as clothing to toss him across the room into his sister's bed the one he heard in the corner chuckling when his mother slapped him awake. She's not laughing now no she screaming for him to get off her clean bed. She calls him Sekou Polish for Piss. She hits him in the face and he cowers onto the floor holding his hands over his head. His mother is hitting him to and his father is dragging up. His lumpy pissed stained matches and tossing aside ruined sheets poss- father pushes his mother off of him and then grabs the boy his neck hauling him up off the floor. The entire room smells like pene. Cheap vodka his father drags him out of their small two story home and onto the Greystone of the walk beside the door. It is only just September and the fall. Air is not so cold and bitter when bites into potholes bare chest and shoulders. The urine soaking the legs of his pajamas genres the only thing. He's wearing catches every breeze however and within seconds he's shivering doesn't help that he's not wearing shirt shirt you are going to stand here and tell everybody Gore what you've done. His father says the man's face just inches from offals and he can see the Brown nicotine stains on his father's teeth mustache. The man's right hand is crushing awful shoulder in pushing his naked back back into the rough stone of their house the mattresses leaning up against the wall beside him dozens upon dozens of dried yellow piss rings layered over each other like some kind have terrible abstract painting if a coffee drinker never changed their tablecloth. It might look something like that. Awful thinks thinks is his father Bush's his face towards the mess. It is early morning maybe just around. Six or seven given the sun hasn't yet risen. Still people are beginning to poke their heads out the windows to see what's going on down in the street. Some of them figure it out on their own and start laughing other shake. Their heads is in disappear back inside their homes. offals father addresses those who remain. This is my disgraceful son. WHO's to feckless lazy to get up in the middle of the night to piss toilet Powell's father yells to the onlookers? Some of them laugh. Deal things at the boy telling him to go inside before he stinks up. The neighborhood looks at his feet wanting again to be dead wishing it so hard. He thinks almost incredible. When it doesn't just happen? His father continues on in this way until one of their neighbors. A man named saw hangs out of his second story window and looks around his eyes. Line right on Powell's father you to Sean. The man bellows he's truly a large man like a bear. The fuck did I tell you about screaming in the street in the middle of the morning half father swallows licks his lips trying to yell back at the man but saw points a finger out his window. Shop the fuck up to children or I will beat your brains on the front steps of Your House your fucking drunk now getting side before you really pissed me off you got fucker. I'm trying to fucking sleep sleep. HOFFA's father drags him back inside and toss him up against the wall slapping him three times in succession. The boys is water. He sobs but only a bit is getting so he doesn't feel this as much anymore. Almost doesn't feel anything even the good stuff anymore. More his father grabs Chen makes powerful. Meet his is the embarrass me in front of my own home. You Little Peice Monster Mr. He hisses at the boy now. That's all his yelled at him. Awful knows as father won't raise his voice again but he will hit all the harder order that inconvenience and he does just that beating awful about his head and shoulders and then throwing him out the front door. You stand out there like I said powerful ceases father's eyes start up to where souls window would be on the other side of the street you tell everybody would've Shane. You are to us and you point to that mattress and you show them what you did. Do you understand me bothell nods. His father makes a last darting glance to the window across the street. And if that fucking Jew comes toward our home you better knock on the door and let me know Powell says he will do all of that and his father pushes him once in the chest knocking him back through the door and onto the pavers outside awful stands beside his ruined mattress. Not Meeting the eyes of the people walking past him even though so ask him if he is okay. What are you doing outside? And just as what pajamas he ignores eventually his sister brings him across bread and some sausage for breakfast but he still still has to eat it outside. She tells him he stinks and then disappears back into the house. The Sun Rises and drives him seeming to heat the stink. Thank away from the mattress and his Pajama Pants. As well his legs tired so he sits on the ground resting in his hands and watching the people pass up and down on the street without really looking at them. He has a way of watching where he doesn't use his whole life to see a tricky learned to keep from getting hit by his father other when the man had drank himself beyond reason at those times it was dangerous for his mother even to look at the man until he taught himself to look everywhere but at what he wanted to see what he sees now is a girl looking at him a slender whip of a thing wearing the gray skirt and code of secretary she's in that age between eighteen and twenty four when females can look like women and girls at the same time her body is fully formed in a way that all but breaks his resolve not to look directly the ad her what she does but as his eyes wander upper body to her head he sees an almost comically childish face looking back. Her eyes are wide pretty sorrowful. She looks up and down. The road looks over the pissed stained mattress put up against the wall. And then down at the shirtless. This boy huddled half naked on the sidewalk in autumn. Then she rummages through her purse and pulls out her wallet. It seems for a moment that she will retrieve something from that. Pretty Little Orange billfold and give it to him but then there is meat and she freezes. She stops right in the middle of the road. Her face morphing from sympathetic to disturb. The boys stroking himself then. The little billfold is gone and she's walking up the street in a hurry occasionally throwing looks back at the strange little skeleton of boy leaning against the wall sitting by the obviously stained mattress mindlessly masturbating astor baiting The woman's body bucks up and down as dies rubbing against his fingers in a way that's almost beyond on description. His right hand down her pants buried in her underwear his left hand his on his penis not stroking it so much squeezing it trying to choke to death in the feted October wind. The walking path here is cold and wet and the fallen leaves are all half rotten and stuck together like a slick sheet over over the grass. The woman is maybe twenty five maybe twenty. He neither knows nor cares. He can only think of how she is riding over his fingers. It's like some great toothless fish trying to devour she isn't enjoying the action which you would like but knows inherently is impossible. No He'd brained her with a hammer from work and now she was seizing from the brain damage. It's crazy that he's doing this. He knows but he is. He thought the Faint Aroma of urine. My turn off when he started touching her but now he finds he likes it it all but soaked her under before he got them off the point you had snapped APP them free along the hip line. The liquid made it so she wasn't too resistant when he pushed insider not like the others been altogether. It was fairly pleasant. He comes into the back of her smart gray blouse then collapses onto was asked fingers almost sliding her vagina he goes through a series as of awkward pauses. Make sure they don't come free. He enjoys a dead heat of her flesh mixed the coolness of the air drying her urine on the back of his hand. There's some blood mixed with that as well but it's already gone tacky. He rifles through her things. The body shifts has jerks her purse toward the chase. The the beating that followed tired amount to much firm to WANNA bother with standing to do anything besides he likes to feel ever dead insights and if that ends prematurely then what was all this for he dumps the percent on her stomach sifts through the contents flicking this and that side until he finds an orange billfold amongst the nonsense. Look through it. His fingers still insider flipping at her identification papers and some paper bills. There are photos as well children or young siblings. Perhaps one of a much older man that could only be her father he flips this like playing card into the brush and pulls free fingers gives them a quick sniff and it cleans his hand. Has bested candidate skirt. Then he stands collects Hamry hitter with spinning spinning once in his hand before tucking away in his waistband. He smells his hand again. And then bends down to collect a few wet leaves from the ground. He does his best to clean his skin with them and then looks around and wanders off down the path wondering what his wife might have on the stove for him when he gets back his footsteps of the faintest crunching being on the path out of the woods. There there there and then gone or perhaps not there are still things moving in the woods. Flooding down from trees breaking twix Ed side. The forest the sun is bright and cloudless sky and that light filters down to the leaves and mad and brilliant checkerboard. That dances over the ground with every slight gust. The young woman sucks in a long loud breath and then pushes herself to her knees shaking aching. She'd been holding it so long. She thought she dye her head hurts terribly and she could only move a few feet before falling to her knees vomiting beside the closest tree. Then she thinks that the man and what he'd done as she dry heaves violently again and again there is a sound like footsteps on the Path and fear circles her spine. She touches the place in her head where he hit her and begins shaking which he feels. How soft how doughy skull feels a figure appears? Here's an path and she crawls deeper into the woods moving from tree to tree until she's deep in the bushes hidden and dark. She wraps her arms around the rough off bark of a tree and begs God. It isn't him again that he isn't coming back for. It still feels like he's down. They're hurting hurting her. So casually so she sobs and tries to remain conscious tries to make sense of the shadow in the path ahead as it comes close close. Close a EH. stroh is an incongruity production. If you've enjoyed this experience please subscribe and leave a positive review. Please support our sponsors sponsors. You can find out more by searching for monster podcast on facebook twitter and instagram or visit us at monster. PODCAST DOT con. The show was written and hosted by Jack Luna Tyler Bell and Mike Day Sound Design by Jonathan McMichael and Robert Ravelli original the score by Leeann. Rogers art by Jake Peres executive producer. Mike Budai

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QUICK HIT | Broncos are a crap team right now

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QUICK HIT | Broncos are a crap team right now

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Mythology Rewind: Loki Pt. 1

Mythology

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Mythology Rewind: Loki Pt. 1

"Odin the all father watched the stern green is from across the table. They looked straight ahead and and hardly blinked ignoring the God. Thor who shouted across the room inebriated once again off his own. Heroism I tell you that Wolf held for hours at how glorious knowing they were ribbons. That Shackleton Ribbons. The gods drank to their success. Success in binding the Wolf Fen rear they drank to tear and his missing hand. They drank to the chains. They called Glade near they drank to themselves and their cleverness and bravery the father drank with the rest of the gods but as he did so he watched the green eyes flicker our two tier they took in the stump of his arm where the wolf bid off his hand and the mouth below those hardened and determined is broke into the slightest smile then the God with the green is tipped his cup toward tier and also drank. It made the the all father nervous they had bound the wolf. Fen Rear the beast prophesied to cause such chaos for the gods at Ragnarok but the wolf off was the green eyed God's son and Odin had betrayed them both. He had known the green-eyed God for Millennia. The had it fought battles and shared blood. They were sworn as brothers for eternity yet. The all father knew so little of the God he liked to joke and pull pranks he was a shape shifter a thief and friend a villain and a hero. He could tell you in your darkest and most hidden truths and conjure the most believable of lies. He had saved them all brought them. Gifts bestowed road them with laughter and yet he was like a fire a rippling flame that danced and leapt and never stayed still long enough to know. Oh it's true. Form Odin swigged from his drink and crossed the room to meet the green eyed flame health and happiness. lookie no hard feelings a even you cannot say the wolf was too large to control. I Odin no hard feelings though. I wonder if binding the wolf was is such an arduous task for the gods how they manage against face which as we all know is a much larger monster and my son. The smile the green green-eyed God gave was jovial but his eyes were utterly chilling. It made the all father wonder. If by crossing Loki. The gods odds themselves were the cause of the coming apocalypse. Welcome to mythology on the podcast network. Every week we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore origins. I'm your host and Narrator Vanessa Richardson. Today we're focusing on the NORSE. God Loki a figure prevalent within the Norse mythology but one whose motivations and purpose have been the subject of debate for hundreds of years at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network work. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening it really does help us? New episodes of mythology dodgy release every Tuesday. And you can find us and all of PODCASTS podcasts. Wherever you listen to podcasts? The meaning of his name is lost to time. Some say it has to do with fire. There is evidence to that it's associated with air where some say it means not or tangle. Perhaps it's spider or maybe even cobweb. It could mean lock and it could mean key but the one that would strike the most fear in the hearts of God's the one that feels as though it's the most apt interpretation that meaning is to who break just as his name is unknowable. So too is the norse God Loki unknowable. He's the trickster. God a god of fire fire half eaten or giant a shape shifter a problem solver and a troublemaker. He is a father and a mother yes a mother he's responsible for supplying asgard the home of the gods with their most important treasures. He acts as a link to the chaotic. World's the ones. Even the gods are afraid of to this day Loki is by far the most hotly debated figure in Norse mythology a mythos that due to circumstance has relatively little source material linked to Scandinavia and the age of the Vikings Likings which lasted from seven ninety three C. E. to ten sixty six CE. There are only two pieces of work that have provided almost the entirety the of our understanding of the norse gods. They're known as the Poetic Edda and the prose Edda but even with the brief morsel we have about the old norse religion. It's apparent that the mythology is rich and profoundly complex but the important points for this story are this there the two factions of gods the veneer and the is year the is year live in asgard and their sworn enemies are the giants. Is that live and iota and Heim amongst their ranks. The ICIER count the most famous. Norse Gods Odin Thor and of course low-key though nobody knows if Loki is a god or something else entirely. His father is the giant for bounty a name which means cruel striker. His mother is Lau Voi- or now some debate that allow Voi- means full of leaves leading leading to speculation. That Loki was born from a lightning strike in a forest. This would be fitting for lucky to be part nature part destruction shen both beautiful and deadly all at once as we shall see. The gods are creatures of the present they act with uninformed instinct in brunt brunt and direct manner when they do so lucky is there to steer the ship and set things back on course so we might even call him an agent of fate pushing and pulling the strings of the things that must come knowing that in the end nothing that he does matters this is perhaps why he puts puts himself in the most difficult situations crossing paths with the most temperamental and angry. Gods Looking Loki. Loki opened the store at once Davis most illustrious brave of all the gods purveying. No time for your jokes. Loki son of Lavoie and I have no time for your formal titles or your crew. Dan Dare I say brutish anger. It fits you much more suitably on the battlefield field than in my chambers. What have you done with our hair hair? I've done nothing with the maidens hair unless of course you're referring to Freya whose head must certainly be in disarray after her visit to my room's not fray a clever man sieff my wife. What have you done with our hair? SIEFF has has something happens as cifs hair. What's Pissy that would be a such you or I or all right? I cut it off. She was bragging on and on about her beauty and how all creatures must bend the knee to her Glamour Glamor frankly I founded pathetic and thought she could learn a thing or two about humility. You'll give it back then. Give it back thaw. I may be a man of many talents but I cannot make head Robak. Oh I'm sure you can find a way El Sol find a way to bash that head of yours inside ride out and break every single bone in your body. What's an original threat? Loki straightened as clothing and watched those broad form stock down the hallway. Yes sinjin off. SIPS hair might have been childish but her arrogance was just so infuriating. It's all the gods ever did boast and bragging compare weapons like buffoons. lookie wanted to show them if only for a moment how fickle beauty vanity were but alas this like all outbursts of his emotions required a little. Clean up the only race he could think would have the skills to craft human hair were the dwarves serves the gods felt they were superior to the likes of dwarves and giants and Ogres but Loki felt no such pompousness each race. Boasted did characters of superior skill and intellect and Loki would always find a way to leverage the talents of others for his own gain. The the journey downtown it was cold rocky and cavernous he was going soft up. In Asgard with its plush meals and endless mead Loki had no intention of making this a fruitless errand he knew the dwarves took pride in their craftsmanship to a fault and he planned to leverage this as as a way to make the gods rich whole Loki. What brings you down to our depths below common common? We've just pump the below the sons of evaluating my dear friends. I'm glad to see I've coach you before you've gotta work. I've just got back from Brooke and each trees workshop. Low Swine those clubs lunchboxes the both of them but see they entice me in with drink and as I had a glass or two they started to brag and well I could not let those blow Hans drag on like that so I stopped to to boast on your behalf Mhm they said they were the best myths in all of Nivola. I said everyone knows avowedly sons. Make the finest and most delicate crafts. They said their weapons with a sharpest and their ships with office. I told them evaluate sons. Make Spears that compares Idris Sale and ships that can out run the nonce hand of fate emerge. Oh but then my friends I am sorry for whereas the drink flow through me and as the argument heated. I told them something ridiculous I said. That evaluates sons were so fine at that craft oft that they could forge the most beautiful and golden human hair that would attach itself to the head and grow as head does. Forgive me my friends for. I may have promised an impossible task there. Not Son of La Voie. We think this is not an impossible task for all these sons. We know the forged like no one else and can build your living hair and your spear and your ship. We'll make all three JOE brock walk. We shall see if he can make three items as great as these at the Gods and as God judge led them deem who are the greatest crossman of the nine worlds. This was the way of Loki son of Lavoie. He would dig himself in a hole for the sake of a bit of humor and then would be forced to climb his way out but if there was one thing Loki knew it was that the greater the risk the greater the reward award and perhaps this is what caused low key to put everything on the line for the sake of redeeming his name. Oh what curse was cast cast upon me to leave this. He then at my doorstep come out Brooke. We've shed a COUPLA meal before no need for such crosstalk. Well why don't you invite me in. Oh well do come in no great master of disguise. Who is it? It's Loki Pain of our afternoon here. I'm sure to tangle US some grand scheme a scheme my friend I'm here on behalf of your reputation. Valdez Suns those butter-fingered oafs complete klutz is yes can barely handle forge without burning the room down. But what they lack in talent they certainly make up for with groundless boasting just now they were shouting through the holes that they made three of the the finest gifts that have ever come from. They said they were bringing them before. The Gods and challenged any dwarf to try now do them contest of craftsmanship. anyways gambler will put their money on the scale of my brother eat tree. Should I inform them. If you'll challenge then I must say I know we will win but I do not particularly trust that anxious smile of yours. It makes me feel as if the stakes are too small. Let's say we raised about touch since you seem to want to be involved to be involved. My did warf. I'm merely an acting as a messenger. Let's see then each tonight will compete in your contest but if we win we get to cut off your head. Loki son of La Voie. It will make a fine piece of material for us to work with. This was the type of Game Loki liked to play when the stakes were real and he could challenge his destiny the one that was foretold old head on he would take this bed not for the treasure north ors forgiveness but because he felt rejuvenated when battling his greatest I adversaries of all the unforgiving hand of fate coming up. We'll find out the results of this fateful contest. Hi Vanessa. I'm so excited for you to check out an incredible new podcast original. It's called dictators. And it lets you delve into the minds of some of the world's most feared leaders. You can hear new episodes. Every Tuesday here hosts Kate and Richard to tell you more. Thank you so much. They are natural born leaders with a never ending thirst for power through force and deceit. They rise through the ranks towards radicalism. Eliminating anyone who stands in their way and the only thing more inevitable than their rise is is there ruin discover the true stories of power greed deceit in the podcast original series dictators. Every Tuesday a dictators examines the reign of a real life tyrant exploring the unique conditions that allow them to seize control. Each dictator is analyzed analyzed in two part episodes with the first giving insight into the rise to power and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall hear more more about the men who claimed to love their country but were intricately responsible for killing millions of their own people. Men such as Prime Minister Benito Mussolini Supreme Leader Kim Jong Own and even Julius Caesar himself discover the governments that fell the lives that that were destroyed and evil at its highest level. Follow dictators free on spotify over. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story the wager for locals head had begun. The Loki was abetting God. He knew that all games could be rigged and when brock and his brother e tree went to Work Loki had a plan to ensure he kept his head of the two was the superior craftsmen so while he manned the forge and worked his craft. His brother was left to maintain the temperature of the fire. Uh pump the bellows brock. And whatever you do do not let up it will spell disaster. Is that pigskin. You're holding remember brother. The sons of Abol will make great weapons of gold and silver pigskin. Dear brother let me worry about the materials you focus on maintaining the heat when they it went to work a large fly with abnormally sharp. Jaws landed on Brock's hand it bid with an unexpected force. Brock grunted wanted and pain but continued to pump and maintain the fire when each reemerged. An impressive bore followed him. It was as tall well as a horse and its tusks of ivory looked smooth and fearsome. It's whiskers were made of gold. And they shone so bright that the two doors had to shield their eyes all brother. I should never have doubted you. This is the finest poll of God's will have laid eyes on Loki. Who was is the fly that bit brock saw the bore and he too thought the boar was impressive so he decided to double down on his efforts when e tree next worked with Gold Brock returned to the bellows with the same instructions to keep the temperature constant and the fly? That was low-key bit down twice. As hard on the dwarfs neck the Dwarf Winston ground his teeth together but he pushed through and maintain the constant temperature on the bellows when a tree emerged he produced an exquisite Gold Ring Loki. The fly was now quite nervous and decided to throw subtlety realty to the wind so when each announced he would be working with Iron Loki. The fly landed on Brock's eyelid and bid as hard as he could the dwarf yelped but kept pumping until blood started to seep from the bite into his eye. He stopped briefly to wipe type away the blood and then return at once to pumping each reemerged discouraged. Look on his face in his hands. He held a Beautiful Hammer Hammer with intricate carvings and polished shine. It looks like beautiful work even if the temperature dropped apologies brother it seems seems as if a certain fly has the same venomous qualities as a certain God handle is too short but the hammer still should be a decent gift with Thad. Admission Loki. The fly left the room feeling confident that the hammers imperfections would save him. His head then came the time for judgment the dwarves and Loki came before Odin Fray and four who sat on their thrones of fate. The sons of Presented their gifts. I for Odin. They gave the spear Goule near Sharp enough. that it would pierce through any God the giant or wolf without even the slightest resistance for frayed. They gave the ship skid bloodier of vessel. That could travel any direction action even without wind. It was made with such delicate and fine material that it could be folded up and carried in a pouch and for thor or of course they gave the golden hair it would attach to the skin wherever it was laid upon sips head and grow as normal hair. It was so beautiful that sift quickly forgot she was ever bald at all. The gods grumbled with approval. These were indeed some of the finest gifts they had ever received. Loki stood up. Just a little straighter. Then Brock. And e tree came forward and gave their gifts for Odin. They gave the Gold Ring Droop. Near every night it would bear eight rings of Equal Splendour for Fray. They gave the bore four Gula Knbr Sti a creature he could ride over the sea and across the sky. It's golden bristles were so bright and radiant that it could illuminate donate the night and even the darkest of worlds then came the gift for thor to thaw the hammer meal near no matter the how hard you swing it the hammer will never break wherever you throw it. It will always find what you meant to hit and however far of a throw you make it will always return to your grasp. The one flaw is that the handle short and thus it must be wielded only with one hand that is the finest weapon to ever grace the halls of asgard surly such a powerful hammer. We'll keep the frost giants at bay. Then thor stood up with a wave of emotion and and dreams of glory and said the thing they all thought but none of them dared to vocalise. Surely this will save us all from Ragnarok Iraq. It was wishful thinking at best but they all wanted to dream that it was possible and each God momentarily allowed themselves yourselves to see the hammer as a tool to change fate. Truly this is the greatest gift. A wonder a treasure for the ages. Then we are agreed. Loki I have won the contest and will relieve you of your head. Surely we can make an arrangement. I can make you rich beyond your imagination and I think not son of Lavoie. There is nothing in this world more valuable than that conniving head of yours. Then you'll have to catch me Loki. used his magical shoes that allowed him to race over the air and across the sea to fly away brock. The Dwarf then turn to door requesting that he bring Loki back to fulfil their bargain after such a fine gift. Thor agreed went after Loki and dragged him back to the hall where Brock was still waiting. if it isn't broke the most accomplished wolf at pumping the bellows while his brother does all the meaningful labor. What may I do for you your head? Lucky son of Love Roy. You Owe me your head quite rise quite fried though I wonder how is it. You intend to get my head without taking my neck as well if my memory serves correct. My memory is quite deft when it comes to matters of my survival we never said anything about my neck back end. So thor knocked out Loki if only for a bit of silence then brock perhaps with some sort of retribution in mind find sewed localities lips together. If only so that silence could last a little longer. Thus thus was how lucky gifted the gods the legendary hammer mule in the air and was rewarded with a sewn mouth when he shaved off cifs hair whereas a prank. Thor came thundering and raging as thor does demanding he get it back. lookie could have accomplished this easily but that that was not his way he was an opportunist and if he was to go through the trouble of getting back cifs hair he might as well devise a way to make the gods all all the richer but these efforts were rarely rewarded instead. The gods took the things locally provided with a sense of entitled greed then they were quick to begin using him once again as a scapegoat for all the problems such was the fate of Loki Ward of the CBS year. He would seek out fun or joy with harmless pranks and put the gods in an uncomfortable pickle yet. Loki always managed to untangle handle any situation and indeed often was able to make things profitable for the gods once when the gods found themselves in an unfortunate that agreement with a builder they turned to Loki for an answer. Loki turned into a mare and seduced the horse's stud away from the builder so he was unable to transport materials and complete the job at hand therefore breaking the deal low key. The mayor was gone from Asgard for several months and when he returned he came with an eight legged horse called slept near it was assumed that Loki as a mayor had given birth to the steed making him the only God to be both a father and a mother he gave the horse to Odin and it soon became the best and most powerful mount in all of the nine worlds just another of the many benefits he provided the ICIER. It was low key who earned the respect of Odin the all father and became his blood. Brother Loki who the mighty. Thor would choose company on his many adventures and Loki. She who saved Asgard from the wrath of the giants Scotty by simply making her laugh. This sense of humor and penchant for mischief is is perhaps one of logie's most defining characteristics but perhaps low keys attraction to comedy comes from a much darker place than simple impropriety perhaps Loki jokes and laughs because he like the rest of the Gods knows the prophecy of their terrible end. Perhaps lucky then is the only God who accepts this fate rather than push against it embraces and lives with it. Sometimes the the best thing to do when looking at the ugly and grueling face of destiny is simply to smile coming up. We'll find out more about how fate plays a key role in understanding. Just who Loki is now back to the story the Gods in Asgard all know of the prophesy of Ragnarok and how it spells doom for their kind. The result is simple. The world will end and most of the Gods will die in a fight against the giants. Loki will play a key role in this apocalypse. He knows is this. He knows he will suffer greatly in the days to come. It might just be that because Loki knows the terrible things he must endure. He tries to test the boundaries of his own fate. He's not so dumb to believe that his life and the life of the Gods is nothing more than a fickle existence. They will burn with the rest of the world and so in the meantime he might as well have a spot of fun. This calculated aided abandon is perhaps why when the gods come knocking at his door for help lewke readily follows them into danger. I I swear to you. It was there by my bedside before I slept and I know a few creatures that can sneak through my chambers noticed. My ears are the most acute acute and sensitive of all the gods. Now calm down thole leave it to me. Recover the hammer or as you wish. But you mustn't tell any of the other gods if they find out that mule near is missing they might think less of me as you say th- All I shall tell no one praia. How Nice it is to be grace by your beauty though I come bearing dire news? Thor has lost his hammer. Loki told fray of the misfortune that happened the previous night. He asked her for her magical feathered cloak that would help him in finding the Hammer Hammer. Many things free and please for thoughts benefit. Tell no one that he was so dimwitted as to lose track of his precious meal near of course I I shall tell no one I must tell everyone. Loki used phrase feather coat to fly into Iota Gnheim. It was not an unusual place for Loki visit. He was half giant after all all and while he could not call any of them as friends he knew many of their names and often ventured into their world for a bit of excitement to the other. Gods it's your time was a land of chaos. As Guard was order where things were put together with care and the people were straightforward and direct. The land land of giants had only surprised and trickery. It was not a place for the gods who believed they deserved. Only the best Loki did not not mind a bit of chaos some might even say he thrived in disorder. His improvisation and fast thinking was just the type of talent the gods needed needed when confronted by the torrential world of the giants. It was the reason he now surveyed the land looking for a giant that had been up to no good which which he found when he came upon a particularly large mound that looked like a childish depiction of a thrown their sat the giant trim. mm-hmm Loki New Trim as a king of the giants. Though he wasn't exactly sure what. A king of the giants does trim heard the whistle all of locals cloak and looked up at him. Only Loki odd to see you know without the big blonde oath of friend of yours. What brings you around? These troubling imparts. Lucky knew better than to fly too close to giants for it had gotten him into trouble. Before bad tidings bring me to the land of chaos Trinh mm-hmm throws mighty hammer has gone missing with that mischievous look on your face. You just happen to know where his eye Loki. You always did have have a keen eye for mischief. I took thors hammer and buried it. Deep within the Earth Not a soul shall is on. Unless you. God's give me what I want take. What could you possibly want mitee trim you already have a mound that almost looks like a thrones a sit on as great as this thrown is I need a wife in which to share it with? I demand the most beautiful goddess in all as give herself to me. If not as God's greatest defense against the giants giants shall stay hidden forever right and which God has made that be the only got US whose beauty makes men do reckless and terrible things Freya of course. Of course Loki made haste back to Asgard. Where a very impatient door was waiting for him? You must just tell me immediately. Did you find the hammer. Did you find who stole it. You must tell me very quickly with urgency lest you mix the story up and start thinking up ridiculous lies. Tell me what what you saw. Tell me who you talk to spare no detail because even the smallest little thing could lend a hint. Though I know sets and concepts take some time for you to grasp but I cannot tell you you quickly if you insist on talking the whole time well did you find it. I found where it is. Yes fantastic take me there at once. Even someone is thick headed as you even someone foolish enough to lose the greatest weapon and ask God could not possibly think it would be as simple as that and and with a little more mockery and bit of drawn out dramatic flair Loki recounted the demands of trim. When he finished speaking thord did not respond bond he simply turned on his heels and walked with an intense pace through the halls of asgard? Loki had jog slightly to keep up with the bigger man strides but he stepped more cautiously when he realized exactly where thor was going fria opened up immediately. It is of the upmost importance. Thord did you find your hammer. Then you must put on a wedding dress at once. Oh my sore. I Know No. You must be happy that I ate it in retrieving your hammer. But you must not feel the need to repay me in such a way and besides there was always sieff. No more words put put on a wedding dress so you can come with me time to yoting Heim. Why should I need a wedding dress in such a wretched place that you ought to marry the giant trim in order to get my hammer back but do not worry? I heard he is a king of the giants. Excuse me I think I must have misheard you. I believe you said said that I would be marrying a giant which must have been a horrible mistake. Why freya you did not miss hear me at all? That was in fact. Exactly what I said. Phrase anger was sudden and ferocious all the walls of asgard shook and she shouted I at Thor and then at Loki and then at both of them together for ever implying that she might possibly be so low as to marry a giant for their benefit the pair mumbled apologies and fled from freya before her outburst toward down asgard there was no more avoiding it. low-key he called together a conference of the Gods so they might discuss their options in retrieving the hammer but he quickly grew. Frustrated with the fruitless ideas most stood them involved brute strength and force but Loki new one could not just march into yoting hyme without severe consequences. No this this plan would take more. Subtlety which is why Loki was surprised. When Heimdahl the veneer spoke thors hair is rather the same color as free as is it not it also has that same smooth glittering blonde finish to it? What are you getting time doll? What's the color of my hair? Got To do with Muleya and the way he walks has a certain delicate confident quality. My stride is the stride of a true warrior. His posture is overly street. As free also stand. They both have a pompous countenance and a quick temper and well manicured fingernails. If you're implying that FREYA is too masculine to go through the task of Marian. Trim I entirely agree. She nearly took down all of Asgard with her tantrum. Why don't you put on a wedding dress? Though are we can give you free as famed Nicholas. Handke's from your belt. We will adorn you and Jill and give you. The most beautiful of headdresses suited did only for a bride such as yourself. This is preposterous. If I dress up as such I will lose my reputation. The frost giants will march on Ascott scarred because they will think its strongest warrior to be a laughing stock. You author all most powerful of all the gods. Do not. Tell me your undoing. The thought thought of a measly dress not fear it is the principle of the matter and this is the best plan we have an unless we get your hammer back immediately. We will be dealing with frustrates. Banging on the walls of has got in no time. Loki was surprised to hear himself. Use the words we we and our he never thought of himself as one of the year and they certainly treated him as an outsider. But he supposed a little camaraderie here here and there was not such a bad thing. The entire hall agreed with Heimdahl and Loki and soon they were dressing thor in a wedding gown. They adorned adorned him with jewels and hung keys from his waist. They wrapped a headdress around his hair and allowed a veil to fall over his face when they were finished finished they stepped back. Door still looked rather large but they figured the crude is of a giant. Could not tell the difference and the gods all agreed that Thor looked rather beautiful beneath that finery a sentiment which caused the god to cry out in Anguish Loki. He the shape shifter did not have the same qualms and insecurities as store and thus he changed into a handmaiden to accompany the God into Iota Gnheim and into the hall of trim as they approached they could hear trim commanding his servants about to prepare the finest of meals for last his love had arrived. Loki now in the shape of a handmaiden turn to thor and said ahead maidens voice. Try and act normal. Oh now for Asgard Sake and if you value your life let me do. The talking. Trim prepared a bountiful meal for his bride to be and for not wanting to be rude. Wolf down an entire box eight salmon and three entire kegs of mead by Odin I. I've never seen a woman eat a meal like this dearest Freya. What has gotten into you to stir up your appetite? So Oh oh but my king my mistress Freya has only done so in your honor. She was so excited for her wedding day and to meet the Great and legendary trim dream that she did not eat for the past eight days and eight nights. Of course of course my reputation can be quite inspiring perhaps ups now that the lady Freya has finished her meal she can bless me with a kiss. Trim leaned in to lift up the veil. That hid thor. And the two gods held their breath breath ready to fight. If must be God's her eyes are the fiercest I've ever seen. They look ready to burn a hole right through me. Oh but my king. My mistress phrase is are so intense only in your honor. She was so excited for her wedding day end to meet the great and legendary trim that she did not sleep for the past eight nights quite understandable but once we consummate eight the marriage she will sleep well and dream only of me now I shall bless the bride with mule near perhaps that will put her more at ease to know. Her husband outsmarted outsmarted the mighty. Thor and so the giant King Trim retrieved the hammer and placed it in thors lap. uh-huh I th or crushed skull of Trim. Then he killed each of trims kin intern until the entire hall was dead together. He and Loki now back in his original form left the hall and return to Asgard triumphant triumphant. In that at least for a little while the home of the gods would be safe. Thus was how Loki helped thor retrieve as guards greatest weapon when thor balked at the thought of wearing address Lewke grew stern and convinced him that it was the only way he was. It seemed to one of those most reliable companions of friend that the courageous God called upon when things looked most dire. This is how Loki existed for a time years maybe perhaps millennia linnea living with the gods known as the ice year. Aiding them with their problems providing them with invaluable treasures but always looked looked down upon always blamed when things went wrong never rewarded nor congratulated never fully welcomed but never banished banished. Either for all the humor and the pranks for all the hilarious vulnerability that comes with a story about Loki. His tail is a tragic tragic one. For his time passed low Qi's life began to suffocate. He slowly started to drift away from his life in asgard becoming coming more and more estranged as he did. So the gods out of fear or of spite or jealousy took steps to ensure Loki would never feel welcomed in asgard again. They would beat against his trust in them betraying him. Over and over until Loki. okey was hardly left a choice but to become the monster. All the gods feared next week will continue to try Ryan uncovered the ever complicated motivations of Loki. 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The Finale

The Russillo Show

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The Finale

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Now new users put in that code s. v._p. To receive a free shot at one million dollars plus all users can receive a deposit bonus up to five hundred dollars on their next deposit s._a._p. Only at dr king's the game inside the game minimum five dollar deposit required deposit bonus. Mr requires a twenty five time playthrough eligibility restrictions apply see dr king's dot com so we didn't think we were going to do this but actually really fired up that we did in the s p p russillo pod people like wait a minute. What so i just didn't want to make this thing where we were going over a lot of the same stuff so instead. We did a retrospective so i guess in a way we kind of did that but whatever it's an hour van pelt the finalist u._p._n. Russillo podcast okay. I'm gonna try not to get sentimental. I know scott and i've talked about this a little bit but just because i feel like you know we say goodbye to everybody two thousand seventeen this summer so that's that's pretty pretty much it. It's kind of the way i feel about it and i actually i'm rambling a bit here but it's just one of those things where i feel like people have been saying goodbye to me for over a year and a half and i'm just like okay okay. You know it's awesome. It's really nice to hear from everybody but i got a management side guard enough of this guy so i still wanna sing one more time by daft punk really really allowed since i don't think you we have the like the rights i guess then cerruti to dump it like i can't sing that all right what ah why daft punk one more time that want to go. I think you can do that. I just did longest totally. You're not stealing in either notes consoler as best as good. The premise of this is going to be some sort of topic. We're just gonna do our ten best memories from the v._p._n. Russillo years phone nine to two thousand fifteen right. So why don't you go first. I mean where does one begin mm snack snake draft right yeah right okay so i mean there's so many ways to go here. I'll just go. I'll start with this because i chose things that to me. Represent our show and represent us and represent like angst and grudge and all sites the other things that we're trying to avoid no but see here's the thing just before we begin as you said this is to me. This is a this is like a fireworks celebration man like y y. We've covered this with you guys out there listening you. You got us. We got you and it's been fun and it would have been fun to run it back but this is what it is and now you're gonna go. Oh do awesome stuff and we'll all. We'll celebrate that but while we're at it. Let's just have some laughs about what was let's start in elgin. Shall we because because let's let's just say at this way if somebody said to you hey fellas shows really doing great. Hey we want to send you a remote to boston. What would be the geographic ethic equivalent of of elgin for boston. Where would you actually be setting up shop to do the one to four outside of worcester there. You're like i don't even wanna just worcester. I would say it's outside of worcester and i don't wanna diss germantown where i spent some of my formative years but if we were gonna go to d._c. And we actually got in the mini van and drove to germantown. What we would not be doing is a remote in d._c. And so elegant for years. If you always i mean i think people mostly get our jokes but it was just it was sold to us as is hey chicago's really into it. They want you to come. There and let's be clear. The folks elgin were lovely. We went to like a sports bar. They couldn't have been nicer on outdoor volleyball court stuff. It was yeah and i think we've got some sort of a taco salad. That was really nice and i had unlimited ice tea and it was fine. It's just when you're driving driving on the highway and chicago traffic's fascinating. It doesn't matter when you landed o'hare. The traffic is always the same. It's always awful. We we were in it after the show and we just kind of chuckled ourselves. About how about that chicago remote. That's actually another part of that. That's even worse which is uh-huh where for those understand like right. After it was the dan patrick show then it was the tariq oh show but it was too rico with herbstreet michelle to foyer and then scott and scott had like the solo our that was scott's scott van pelt show and then to rico moved on immediate monday night football ridiculous schedule that he's trying to keep up so it wasn't like there's anything wrong wrong but what happened was there were four ono's which are affiliates owned operated by e._s._p._n. L._a. new york dallas and then it was chicago and really the only way to judge which seems absurd now because i think it was absurd then was to judge how successful you were weren't as the show was how you did in the ono's and so are only piece of real estate on an affiliate was one hour in chicago so it was the middle our the show and we were always trying to find ways to make chicago feel like we were invested in an and we loved it. You and i both would put that city easily probably in our top three when it's right and when it's chicago summer it's tough to beat it and while silly and all those guys were awesome to us but if we weren't doing well in chicago doing enough chicago segments in that one hour somehow the show wasn't successful and it was mind blowing because you're like dude. We're on three hours and we're on all all over the country and yet what is going on chicago so it was the one thing we wanted to keep that relationship really strong and so finally like roadshow here. We go s. v._p._n. Russillo this is going to be awesome awesome out in chicago and we show up. We do a lot on sylvie to promote everything we're doing. The guys on air are like where are you going. I forgot about this part part. Yeah they go elgin and member even sylvie being like. Why are they sending you'd l. That's exactly what they said what happened and then it dawns on us that oh so this was the remote. None of your shows wanted so you guys are sending the national dudes and they were like making fun of us while we showed up and there was like look there was it was always a weird thing because the battle was always that when i was your co host which you wanted more than anybody else that there was a lot of people didn't want me beer co host and i it wasn't a big enough of a name. It was the guy that was everybody actually in management. I mean it's okay and know about you. Like who who is he russillo yeah yeah yeah right right and i give norby williamson a lot of credit because you know he was like let me vet this guy and i met him for thirty minutes and we talked about the whole thing and then after that it was like okay okay fine and i think it was you getting exactly what you wanted but there were so many shows where i were solo because you had this ridiculous sportcenter schedule so there was always kind of like hang up about well. Wait a minute. What is the show scott not there as much at ryan's doing solo shows and i remember i showed up to chicago when somebody management at the station so hey how's it going. I was like great he goes solo shows are terrible. He's gone back and listen to them. We have to have you on that. Our i was like awesome to be in chicago great to see you so then and this was a chicago our contract yeah there you go l. We tried. We'd be like white sox. Can we get a white sock on. Can we did early on beckham. Okay all right. I'm gonna they do a positive one here chris mullin calling in to invite me to the all star celebrity game that was as many of you know my second favorite athlete of all time behind charles barkley and to think of chris mullin saint john's early eighties me being a little kid buying a jersey father like we're not going to go to queens to go watch a saint john's odds game wait until they come to hartford and then you fast forward twenty something years later and chris mullin surprises me to call into the show to be like hey a and then it's one of those moments where you get really caught up in a day to day. You become numb to this. These guys that you you watch these guys that you idolized and then this moment were chris. Chris mullin is calling in and it's harder to pick somebody who's actually is real included. Today is chris. Mullin is that so just remember we were sitting in studio and it was a commercial break and jay z comes on and it was his ringtone this. Who is this dude. That was one of those things where you reading. The room perfectly turned being go. That must have been really cool for you right then i go. You know what we don't let the moment sinking enough. I'm going to let that sink in so that was always always one of my favorite things that have happened in the show. Let's keep the positive momentum going and i'll just say matt damon right. Oh man okay matt damon interview review for invictus too right yep burn victims and we're taping it and since we're taping it we did we tell them we were going to do would or do we just start doing it. Okay not to ramble and take yours but just a really important backstory is we were convinced we were going to do the boston awesome accent interview with him yep and we kept talking about it and we were supposed to have an in studio <hes> and we thought okay we can play this out. We can read his face because there are plenty of times where a guy who's famous. Oh that'd be really funny and the guys walking out of the hallway being like losers and when we found out we weren't gonna have him in studio where we're gonna tape. Keep it. You were like no way no way am i doing. This and i'm like yeah. Come on. I know kinda sucks but whatever like if this means matt damon doesn't like we're not going to become friends and hang out with them. There's <unk> chance that was going to happen anyway and so we did the interview normal and then. I just looked at you with the anna. Go screw it. Let's just do it. Let's just do it and you're kind of right to be like. I don't know man if this doesn't go over well it's going to suck and then we did it and it was one of the best interviews ever the part. Were you hit him with the line. It's not your fault and and there's a pause and and a lot can happen in a and in a brief pregnant. Pause where you look you look at each other and think oh boy maybe that maybe that fell flat but then you hear him laugh like through his nose right like you here the you hear the short of guy who and i think we all look back dame and who the hell knows it. You see him on keleaf see him. The way carries himself through life and you just assume that's that's a guy right there. It's the oldest cliches but sit down have a beer. Whatever your version of that's just a normal dude that you'd you'd love to just chew the fat with right. That's who i think we all a project him to be and you hope that's who is but you never know he could be the opposite of that behind closed doors that laugh that you got in in one second to me crystallizes sizes he gets the joke any loved. It loved it. He loved it was one of those moments real like this. It worked. It's awesome awesome. The payoff is incredible and it just. I don't know you're right because i don't know how many people have worked with. You know there's there's plenty of famous dudes. If that were the his moment where he'd be going yeah good will hunting yeah. I haven't heard that one. I haven't heard that one from every local from sacramento to boise thanks right awesome cool. What is chuckle hut the coach because i was going to do that with present ski jim from the office and it was me and him it was a solo show and we were promoting. I think think is military movie right and this is after you would balance but i i wanted to do an entire interview where i played it straight but interviewed him as if you were we're actually jim as if the documentary the show was real and that's next level that's next level russillo your commitment to the jokes and your commitment to not trying to tell people when and you're being sarcastic is admirable that would have been doubted taken like daniel day-lewis commitment to method acting you know to right yeah yeah because i was just gonna bring him in. It'd be like we have jim from the office like hey. This is crazy. You're an actor now. You're into sports philly. Why didn't you do it. How freaked out his pam. 'cause i just first you have this small window to read a guy right and if you don't feel like it's one hundred percent you kind of choke and it was funny because then we got done and i played it straight and i told him what i wanted to do because he's like oh yeah no way that would've been funny and it told me that he would not thought it was funny at all and the icon it still wish i had done it because who cares right but you're not gonna. You're not suffering in the hamptons with either way like that isn't happening. I always hope to run into damon. It's something like for the most part we've run into a lot of these people a second time and i always run into hung out become with whatever you want to frame it produce something together because because i've seen will ferrell a few times on the sidelines since i did that interview with him for the ice skating movie where steele i think that's the video game glory. Let me put my poems in you. And how did he react when you saw him like like giving the nod or no okay so i've seen vince vaughn walking around manhattan beach twice. We've hung out with him. He knows the l._s._u. Guys i hung out with him at a wedding that he was at that was my friend's friend's wedding and then i ruined it. When i wanted to say hello we interviewed him about that. He started laughing. He was like drake hotel. I've seen him twice walking around manhattan beach and i know i have the in but i try to make eye contact and i can see him doing the don't make eye contact because i just vince vaughn and i'm trying to just pick up dry cleaning and grab a sub slow. Oh i'm here. I'm here to get an italian yeah right no peppers. That's it he hugh. Jackman was the one where you just go. Oh we can do whatever we want with this guy because he's that atn nice. He was fantastic. I had him send a picture to cow my buddy in chicago who had been wolverine for halloween and he ah held up the picture of my buddy who by the way couch more jack than jackman. He'd want me to say that and i did and he was every halloween. Outfit has been some version of him with his shirt off for a decade and a half so it was a no-brainer which credit to him for figuring out costumes that he can use every year that involve him not having assured on but in this case jackson and whether he was into it or not he sold the way damon aiman sold that the joke was funny jackman sold that he was into the bed and he couldn't have been nicer. Yeah jackson was one of the all-time nicest. Why don't you take another pick here for one of the celebrity ones that went horribly wrong. There's only one is only. This one went bad hammer hammer time hammer. Don't hurt him. Yeah hammer <hes> you and i had a had a conversation about where it went wrong and i blame blamed you and you blink gita and blame me. Let's just say neither of us were blameless but when you early on asked the question about third base it was clear that we took ohka. I felt like we took a u-turn in the wrong direction. Yeah i wasn't great massaging. I would try to do the good cop. Bad cop with you is what we were known for an interview so we are going to come in with the hammer yeah because i attended scott nice ones and then i go so third base video like what's that like and he got so pissed but he also was there promoting a reality show talking about how famous people go broke so that was kind of the tone too so it's like well. Hey how do you you came here to promote your deal and that's one of the things that e._s._p._n. I always love e._s._p._n. Four which the celebrities never seem to understand is that hey guess what the doors are still going to open no matter who shows up here these shows are still going to do well without oh you and sometimes celebrities would show up thinking like man if it wasn't for me and you're like no not at all like it's awesome to see you m._c. Hammer let's promote your thing but if you're show is promoting think people going broke and you famously went broke and made it like added. Were that was the joke. You got paid by. One of these insurance companies like life comes at you fast vast broke and ha- you took the check but the idea that we'd had the audacity to point out that that happened which is the premise of what's going on and i think there was something thing where he was going to help like u._c._f. Guys invest u._c._f. Understand money you yeah yeah yeah. That was what he wanted to talk. Hey man like asahi sorry. We didn't get the talking points but i mean we're trying here yeah because he also did like a hat from oakland thing to me and it was like oh wow this is kind of on and then he had some people with them yeah and he was. He was really mad at us and he was. I did not massage him into that interview at all but it wasn't like you know what like mattie the date. It's not your fault and it wasn't our full no because at the end to it was so uncomfortable it was this was not me blaming you. This is just me remembering the interaction where you had gotten up with. Him started shaking all of his people's hands. They're looking at me. Being like who's the city whose name is even on the show and like shaking hands and going like hey no. We'd love to when you have your u._f._c. Management group like let us know. We'd love to have you back yeah. We're trying to save it. A little bit. Yeah just ruined it. No and i and i was just trying to spray perfume on a fart man. It was over. Everybody knew it. We never talked to him again and i'm sure they're alive have been just fine as have hours. It's eight eight uncomfortable minutes which i don't know if that's a good segment for a name of a segment but that's what they were. That would be really good if we just had everybody in on that. Hey this is going to be a really really bad interview. I always wanted to do that where the audience knew the interview was going to be terrible but the guests didn't know and that was the whole point that you would do something where it's going to be eight minutes and you you would just spend. I don't know like eleven to fourteen again. It really stretch it out really draw out the pain yeah. I've had some ideas. I think i'll say because you should steal ronda. Rousey interview was up there with m._c. Hammer because that went south is quick as anything thing. I've ever been a part of where the whole time as rows. He's destroying everybody. It kept coming up. Oh she would beat floyd mayweather. Hey weather in a fight and dana white love talking about it. She talked about it and then it became an actual thing where it's like. Wait a minute could she actually beat up floyd because she's bigger and if it were octagon rules by would you be able to take him down when she's incredible right or judo training she trains man all this different stuff so the u._f._c. hyped picked up that storyline so to me. We prep for that interview. It was actually part of the prep. We're like don't don't we have to kind of ask this thing. Everybody's talking about like this'll it'll be fun so rousey comes in. She was in a good mood that day because she's done other interviews where you're like. Oh so you want to promote something all day and you hate everybody for asking you questions like all right cool because she's he's done that plenty of times since things have gone south and career but you were like. Should we asked that question. I go yeah. One of us has to ask the question just kind of see where it goes and the interviews great the interviews great. You and i look at each other. It was a total flip the coin thing where you ended up with a question and you just said well this whole thing. Would that be actually something you would want to do and then she she went so another lane with us where she said i would never want to be a part of anything where a group of thousands of people were cheering a man to be brutally going the woman who were like bomb like oh yeah okay now. We feel like well. We're not yeah. We're not human being we're not. We're not advocating hating that it just it had been it had been a talking point for your entire sport. Yeah no you guys have promoting it as as a as a promotional thing for the u._f._c. see for like a month so we were just sort of bat around puerto that right like it wasn't our idea okay like we thought we were asking your question 'cause you guys have been talking about it nonstop and now where jerks got it more van pelt here in a second but first tommy john there's a lot of underwear brands out there that claim to be big on comfort but if that were true then wire seventy five percent of men and women dissatisfied with their underwear my hunch is they haven't tried tommy john the revolutionary underwear brand. That's upgraded over one million lives. Tommy john doesn't just claim claim to be the most comfortable underwear on the planet. They actually have the stats to back it up here. We go stats about gender like how about this number over seven million. That's the number of pairs of tommy john underwear. 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Now to get twenty percents off your first order. That's tommy john dot com slash s v._p. For twenty percent off tommy john dot com slash s._b._p. All right your pick. I think let's see let's keep. Let's keep going down that. Let's keep going down the the the angst in the headbutting. I just have the fight where you and i and a break peel. The paint off the wall stanford steve walked in and did the homer simpson's dad where he puts his hat on the hat rack turns right back around and walks out because whatever had been building between the two of us we emptied the we emptied the tank screaming and yelling and i was out of bounds as i recall and and then you you bit your lip and didn't come across the table and route and rowzee me and then we had a great rest of the show and i think from there as i i recall it was sorta like we'd let the pressure out of the out of the tire and we kept on going down on this. Is that how you remember it. No it's one of the greatest recovery's ever and to be in a room mm for six hours or six years that many hours a day and have less than five fights. I think is a huge testament to our friendship in kind of understanding each other as well as we do from mm to fairly volatile people right alpha's who you know certain days. We're not having no nope and not afraid to let people know and yet we didn't really have that many fights but that was that was something that you know for you to be the established guy in the beginning and and media be trying to just proved everybody like hey. I didn't sign it to be a sidekick like what's happening and that grinded at me forever and i did some things wrong where are ease into it. I was like well if i've been picked then let's roll and i'm like ready to go and i'm good at this and let's do it and you believed in that. It was always this battle adler early on and that would build up stuff at me that really had nothing to do with you and so then it would turn into this is something i've apologized to you for four. I think i hope numerous times. Everybody understands the core of that argument that day was i would look at steve if you asked a question and it's such a jerk thing to do it sucks. It's a bad teammate thing. I hate that i did it and i did. It and you never call me on it until that day and it was something that happened to the break break. We come back. I looked at somebody behind the glass. You called me out on the air for doing it. Which i deserve and i kind of went back you and then you scream gimme another ghost dad on the air and then we went at it and i bit my lip actually started shaking a bit and then we calm down and it was great. We needed yep. That's that's that's how i remember it but i think i think that any any partnerships that involves the number of hours the number of creative of kind of hurdles that you have to sort out when when you have people and i've said it forever and i'll say it one last time we're always the one that had the more creative of energy to push the boundaries and i'm sure that got frustrating because you're dealing with somebody that is saying maybe add we'll just talk about the game yada yada and so you of the fact that the number of times times that our voices really got raised in got hostile with as few as it was is amazing but there was that one is memorable because it was it. We took the volume to eleven yeah. I just couldn't ever show up and be like all right. We'll just who batted around and we'd really didn't become a great show. I didn't think until we just relaxed or you know what i should. I'd say i relaxed and go. Hey don't we just have more fun. Let's tell them stories. Let's just take it into action. We're has to go where i'd be like. No it has to be this way. It has to be this way now. That's a bad idea. That's about stop debating it. It's a bad idea next topic and i was like rigid but i still felt like i was doing it the right way but part of that was my own insecurity and trying to prove myself all the people that didn't want me to be your partner <hes> so you actually seriously dude handled it like a champ <hes> next bill. This is a real minor when you're not gonna remember until i tell you now because it was just so weird in out of character for me me but we were doing some speaking engagement at some ad agency or something in new york city and i just drop an f-bomb in the middle of to warm up to the room and i so awkward and weird and then you just is looked at me and you're like whoa and actually wasn't it didn't play well at all ready for it. No it was it was an awful read feet on the room like we were sitting up there and director's chairs going back and forth and we're getting real good vibe and i i kind of did this thing. I was like. This is really loose like these people are really digging us uh-huh like yeah frigging blah blah blah what i think it was in front of advertisers to you know so oh that's fine. That's just a tip for the kids listening right now never be so comfortable in front of a group that you start dropping an f-bomb potential advertise. Wait until wait until the clock. Let them say the first there you go all right. That's put them right that del mar time mark four zero four twenty eight yeah so rudy was like let me know when he swears right there take. I'm just swearing in to use war so i'm doing the swear let's talk. Let's talk about lists list okay so we were doing lists of the top five players at various positions some radio exactly i mean a shot shot to our friends <hes> big cat and p._f. Over over barstool i mean some like their whole thing about rushmore. Season is take is is taking the idea idea that summer radio or summer podcasting. That's what you've got your creating stuff. You're you're making lists. You're finding things where there's nothing think and so we were. We were putting together a list. I hope it was in the summer at mytalk. Did i might have just been the suck it lists. I saying it because because it really was. I mean that's lists season. Hey i can just give you one thousand green. Tea's as being like coming up next the sixth ways fix baseball but i you you. You won't believe yeah you know what i probably will. I'll probably one josh mccown stat that will blow your mind well. When when we did the top five live small forwards and that was a good greenie <hes> we did the top five small forwards and didn't include kevin durant because in my mind. I don't know he's tall so that many was a power forward board. So <hes> and steve is your favorite player. Yeah he is. He is and then steve saw my list and you just let me do it because he knew it'd be funny to let me we do it wrong. And to this day i mean the good thing is it's still it's still the car it's the content that keeps giving any time. Something comes up on television where i mentioned a list l. Say it's not my strong suit because i'm bad at them and and that proved it i just i think to this day that dip to miss out on a guy that i've always said i enjoyed watching more than anyone else and put them in the wrong position just because he was tall mind or i don't know i don't know i did that that happened on the show because you had left off somebody on a previous list and i it was it was ginobili at two guard or something bad but it wasn't that bad it was it was significant. It was a mess right and so we kind of had fun with it and then that's why the durant thing was even bigger payoff because i was because i show up it's steve it goes to you're not going to believe this. He goes here's his list of small forwards and i went we as like there's no durant and he goes. I know i'm not going to tell them. Thank sounds like all right good. I was like yeah you can't dan you were like what are you talking about like. He's the power forward and you go search apopka that happen small ball five though i mean there's times you might be like an four roll okay. We'll you do woah checklist here. You gotta do fort worth. I don't want to take it you needed to fort worth ec- you know i'll see you guys is a positive thing. I may say that that may be my last thing the stairwell in fort worth this along the lines of elgin is is is it's up there because we went to fort worth for our first super bowl remote right there. I know miami was our first one together together. <hes> fort worth was our second. We were still pretending to do the show on e._s._p._n. Two before they took it from us like it was our fault right. Ratings are fault or something. I dunno whatever was was we we were in miami was like yeah. It was like a real show yeah. It was unbelievable. Runners and stage people we had a researcher may mean. It was nuts miami that miami super bowl week is seriously one of the most just fun encompassing. This is a huge deal on the rise and this is gonna be amazing and then fort worth then we went to fort worth and they had a marquee see that listed the shows that were there and they listed mike and mike and they listed the heard and then they listed n._f._l. Live or whatever was on it was in lieu of us and there was actually a good reason for that because there was a set that they'd set up to do to us for television and we weren't allowed on it so they had to find us auxiliary accommodations which which were and when i say this to you you'll think this is like a metaphor or your. I'm guilty of hyperbole which which definition in is exaggerating for effect. There is no exaggeration here. We were set up on the outside of parking garages stairwell. Now you're thinking wait. What are you talking about. Well walk up the steps to that flat part in between where you go up you turn around and you go up on that part the flat part they put a desk ask and they put a camera halfway up the steps and they had just sort of a flapping in the breeze backdrop behind us and they're like area. Go go get them and we looked pitcher like it is. Is this weight no. We can't that's where we set up. It was going to be a week of shows. It's like when the elevators work in a parking garage and you have to take the stairs and you go oh cool. There's also a urinal here and recycling center which is not what it is. It was like it was it was it was a functioning stairwell for people that were using it. It was in use. It was not shutdown. People had to get past us and we were trying to conduct commerce. We were hosting a program on a stairwell fifteen hours of programming so guy vena vena god intervened right and then you know the marquee kind of set it off and i was always in a weird spot 'cause i couldn't get madder than you when my name wasn't on the deal and it was like you know you're you were continue to be like you're the star so i was like. Okay this sucks but i can't get mad and scott so what scott going to do in your upset that first night and we saw it and then it was like oh this isn't like last year. We're sharing the beach that with countdown in miami i'm going do do. I even deserve this. This is insane. How real this feels to the next year. It's like actually here's your stairwell and the one thing that was always kind of the deal is you'd be like you couldn't have told us this ahead of time and instead the first day they're like hey. This is a great setup. Everybody's looking at you being like i can't. I can't believe how terrible this is but you're being told look at the view. Look how great the view is. You have a view of everything that's right. What was behind us with some sort of whatever ever the fort worth fast yeah there you go there. You go and i remember tony dorsett coming up to be like. Are you guys kidding me. That's a tough one for like a hall of fame type type type talent to sort of apologize walking up and there's like a wino- pain in the stairwell that didn't happen that is actually a metaphor there was no peeing wino- <hes> but but there could have been now if if you were wina looking to take a leak that's where you'd go but then what happened god intervened because god is good every dot yeah god sent the coldest weather ever ice storm it was nuts number madden party in a car and the guy threatened to just drop us off on the highway wait and go home because it was too dangerous for him and people were screaming at them and then set like the stuff collapsed member those like ice in secretions and whatever and then they they deemed it to be unsafe. I don't think for us but for the people that had to do the actual work and they put all of us indoors and but you're you're so right because everybody knew that like they're trying to say hey you guys get steak and you guys get steak and you guys get steak and you guys get a hot dog and dot dot yeah a hot us for what let's remind bites minds wander and that's what they served served us and everyone they had to know and i just remember. I'll never understand how or why that happened but again. It was the we ended up going inside. Yeah we went inside and i think to end it on a positive. Is that what those e._s._p._n. On the ground people can do whether they're out of bristol or the remote oh people or they're freelance people that are hired in that part of texas because we spent i spent so much time in fort worth knew him that whole summer square thing was apparently like a big disney stockholder who was just like whatever he s._p._n. Needs let's do that first college football playoff deal. We were down there. They were trying to turn that into the super bowl. There was a party. I mean the whole thing was like let's try to mimic the super bowl thing so i have more time at fort worth and i think i'd ever imagined that i ever would but for the crew just take an office which was part of e._s._p._n.'s biens headquarters and just turn it into a t._v. Studio all day long was ridiculous and that was that was amazing. Shout out to you seriously. Let's get some antlers and some pelts hang the back eh don shula by sure subside southwest looking rugs big old skull on the wall and off you go hey boots. There's some boots. They're in a corner. 'cause that's don. Shula came by like is this the show with the heads is this because we had our our promotional thing where we had those people running running around with those huge heads of us and he was schuwalow thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen and then he comes buys. 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People depending on how that relationship was going time 'cause sometimes there'd be people on game day t._v. There were like you the clouds radio again. Yes we need a bottled water at a pen any chance i can have a used japan from you guys and i it was deathly hot and we wore those those those cooling vest that pump cold water her throughout this that you would put on underneath your shirt. It was nuts as an aside. You need to get you one of them because when you do it it's life changing the it's. It's just what it sounds like. It's like a radiator for your body and you put it on in this cold water pumps through an it's like you think you could do anything it's unbelievable and we really thankful for the t._v. People letting us borrow those but it was hot so maybe it was the heat it was getting to me and we were walking back to the parking lot and like i had this idea for a segment and that's i just used to be like that all the time go. I want to try this. Let's do this. Let's do this and i know sometimes it was annoying but i felt like the hit rate was still pretty good where we just do this. The words back to back bull segments <music> where we just lay it all out and we ask each other. Who's the biggest jerk out of everybody that works in the show because it'll have a lot of interaction with the people behind the scenes which and it was sort of frowned upon until the people behind the scenes proved they can be heard on the radio and then everybody loves the idea and you're like. I don't know i remember my dad being like this is a career ender. He's like do not do this. You guys are all going to get way too personal way too nasty. He's like don't do it and as i mapped the whole thing out. I'm like we're just gonna go around in order and asked the the other guy a question. That's historically something that he's done that. He's a jerk about and we're just gonna let it all hang out and then you and i had another moment where we go. Oh maybe we shouldn't do this because this get hurtful nasty and who knows like where the stakes on this thing like who's going to cross the line and then. I just like you know what let's just do something. They'll let's have a moment with the show. You know. We'll figure it out. Hopefully won't hate each other forever and it is one of the things i'm most proud of in those six years because it worked perfectly we nailed it could have gone better and we actually didn't hate each other. After the fact that's the most amazing part of it because i was like you. The reason that i had this this angst and i there was we were going to do it and then we kinda shelved it not not that we put it on hold. I think we just we just felt like we needed to come to a place where we really. They understood well. Are there rules not. Are we going to do stuff that. You just can't walk away from that could have happened and i i'm with you. In terms of how memorable maribel it was to me and how crystal clear i can recall when i went in on ray and ray was our producer and who's the jerk was perfect because it was it it was uh <unk> at our most us it was all inside jokes and yet the people that were listening or watching they were they got him right. They knew where we were talking about and when i went on ray who was our producer who is notoriously stingy with praise and when you started doing the russillo laughed. It isn't like the polite like chocolates the full on oh my god. You're really going to do this to him bit. I'll never forget you like you're gonna do it and then dead and i asked him. How many times did he he ever tell us in the history of our show that we had done a good segment and he's kind of started to try to mumble in that i just was firing back zero ray zero answer. The answer is zero because he stalled on his answer. Like how many times have you ever said we've had a good segment how many times and he's zero ray the and is isiro and it was true and i think he kind of. I think we all owned the fact that this stuff that was being asked of us was accurate right because it got stanford. Steve is still taking some hits cycling thing. I don't wanna revisit that because we brought it up again recently cerruti and it was great and i think that steve is since upped his game. He's putting all the plastic bottles away. He's really into recycling guy is nobody that guy's birthday rolls around that guys taking the day off all green so there was that i think in case said oh steve hit me with the one who hates you more listening incredible question what an incredible question from steve who hates shoe more men or women like not a specific subset the species the two genders which of them hates you more think about incredible well it is from the mind is stanford. Steve my god it was so good. It was so good. Remember the answer no i do. Would you say because. I said you know how i really. I didn't know what the questions are going to be ahead and now though we didn't i go well. I think the best way to answer that is that in the beginning guys don't like me <hes> and then you if you get if you get invited inside of the the hard candy exterior there. I can be a great great friend. I'm i consider myself on the most loyal guys. If you were my guy you like your guy and on the other hand on the other hand i think in the beginning girls are like this guy's amazing like these interests. He's he's got. He's got multiple. Real estate investments those books about history history. Hey reads books all the time. He's actually not pretending to be a writer. He really is one. He works out the buttress of windsor he has. He goes was on these elaborate trips. He has access to all of these things and then and then it's like oh yeah yeah some closed doors in that house but you're opening up your you're opening them up. You know about that <hes> just trying to let you didn't tie. It's a leonard cohen line through the cracks. It's it's it's how the light gets percents. Oh there you go. It's a good one. I still have a few more. If you so do i so do i i have i have one. That's just totally goofy thing where was as the chair collapsed. It was at new york city. When the chair collapsed on your foot gap new york that was <hes> the new york remote for the that was the seattle blow out against denver super bowl that was good week by the way too was fun because we're in the city but a great studio deal but this chair broke and slowly caught my foot and this thing it was basically like grabbing grabbing the top of somebody's foot and bending it backwards against their leg and that's what the chair was doing in a happen while we're on tv and i could tell it was happening and so it was horrifying because because it was i knew that there was excruciating pain that my co host was going through and then yet because i'm a guy part of it. It's funny because it isn't happening to me right yeah. I do think i actually get hurt so much that i got. I got mad sure you do like i was doing through pence. Lamb get killed. You don't was great it. Though is that at that age. I wasn't hurt for two months out as of right now this thing socks. There's not there's not enough c._b._d. By the way still popping those pills. I don't know if they're helping it up but i'm going through them like candy but you need. You need a lot more than c._b._d. To make that pango away now at this age yeah right i we'd have to get on the high test of the research that i've done but still still very proud of the bench press numbers being totally natural although i gave them anymore so whatever you do max days you'd just go you go reps for for right. I was just doing it the other day. I was like you know. Maybe i'll throw to seventy five on and see how it feels. I just as soon as i got done with something a little bit lower than that i went. Can't maybe not like yeah like you know. You could do it but you're left. Peck me also rip off too because there's some lingering thing they're seriously every all right enough of this because i can't even talk about but somebody the other day it was like oh you work out and i was like i try all right workout. Topics good stuff. I fathered by the way you talk about the work out. A little bit pop had a good read on us he was he was awesome supporter at all times which we appreciate it. He did think he was like this. Whole euro. Jerk meathead thing goes. I know it's kind of funny and you think it's because it's not really who who you are is a nationally. You're you're pretending i go. I'm not really pretending. I do have some of that any man. Let's not kid ourselves yeah but you're you're ignoring worrying all the good things that you do stuff you do for your family and i was like yeah because that's a good segment right. It's harming coming up next how all the ways ryan's great but first this from draft kings remember the well we had the sam. Adams reads speaking reads all about brute. Those were good ones. Brew was great roots adams we were we were we moved. We moved. We moved inventory number that heavy metal ban. We just read it and heavy metal voice the whole the guys even realize what's coming out to twenty nine. I do remember that would bore though i'd see that's the thing they were really off the radar so we were pumped that they bought some ad the type l yeah but we just went with it and it would always be the kind of thing like hey no nope advertiser would be like hey actually. They loved it so do that more. Let's see here smaller one. It was one of these early creative days. We look back on it and you really need to do this anymore. When we do the college football helmet reveal <hes> and we would pick a game on the schedule we would try to not tell the other guy which i don't even know why we cared and we'd had those boxes like literally cardboard boxes that were big enough to cover two helmets because that was the budget because that's what we had right and then we put your ad here whatever and we would unveil and then whatever game you picked then everybody would actually think you were going to that game and on social media yeah that fan base would freak out but like i can't believe van pelt come to toledo. I use another toledo joke toledano. What's up you remember that of course the of course that was. That was the very very early days when we were in the mike and mike studio really pretending we are on t._v. And we had the box that we just hit it under which if you look back on it i mean it was kind of like low hanging fruit segment fodder but we yeah i mean we definitely i think people trying to have a thing yeah exactly getting the show. We need some big build up reveal but the reason i bring it up is that actually was the origin of the helmets then colgate date sent us a colgate helmet and i think they were playing yale. I just remember doing eastern michigan and they got every they were really struggling but they were so happy that we showed their helmet like that's the level of god to even if you locker rooms we could make yeah four scholarship videos. Different programs started showing videos of their locker reacting to you showing which helmet matchup you actually weren't going to because. I don't think he went to any of i didn't it was just it was just performance art. You did a wyoming one where the a._d. Called me and said is there any way if we send van pelt a private jet. He'll come even serious even with private aviation like we're a long way from laramie folks like lots of jet fuel i had i was like look man. Has a you know he doesn't go to any of these games well. It'd be a really big deal for us. And then of course there was a little spiteful part of it with me because i was kind of the first tax crop wyoming thing you invented. I did it and i it well. They allowed you to hijack it because it was like well that's russillo if you stopped by a couple general admission and the one hundred's but if fan belt's gonna show up we're gonna get the citation ten up at forty thousand feet for him. He's coming. You're out speaking of <hes> <hes> chicago again. I still have more chicago material. Good empty the bucket this is it one of the first two years i was on like a weird whatever ever deal and then there was like this thing. That was happening where there was. Maybe a shift where it's like. You know look. We can do you better than philo. I know some stuff. That's happening behind the scenes that you would not tell me about because you wanna have me beaten worse mood that day. Let's just say some really stupid things with. I would say absolutely not. I'll quit yeah and all of them. Involve me not being on the show anymore. I imagine right. They wanted yeah. They were what about this no. How about no right right so that was happening. I think it describes me a lot so for the people that didn't understand who dude was just with a highlight or going to the salad bar every single day not saying hello to anyone i was like well just work really really hard and focus on things and that'll solve problems and if there's a kid out there listening that doesn't work go to building for knock on on doors say hello to all the decision-makers because that's way better than just saying hey i know who the teams are on every tuesday game so <hes> manager that came by which is amazing because this is kind of how my whole thing got saved is he walks into the commercial break shows are rating meeting in one rating quarter chicago and we jumped twenty five percent for whatever reason and this stuff can be as fragile as the cubs sucked that that two months stretch or somebody got traded from from the basketball team in their free agency thing was boring. That's that's how tenuous this stuff can be and then all of a sudden. We had this really good chicago. Our rating number and i got resigned that was it was it had nothing to do with any digital downloads which we beat. Everybody had nothing to do with any of that like the growth of the show. Hey we like it. We these things we could do all these different things no no no you you guys went up twenty five percent in one rating book on the one hour that we care about so let's resigned russillo and that was it we should have done. We should have done better in chicago. We both be just on the beach somewhere by now right well. Technically i already am and he'll whoa yeah that is true that is true and moving on to bigger and better i had i had this one last thing. That is really a catch. All it's like a catch all for for us for our show. Oh for the people that are still listening right now to this podcast. They were so excited that we're gonna. We're gonna run this back and by the way i i'm just we only did a couple but you you don't care about the numbers but but it's nice for us to see how many of you downloaded it to listen because you were excited to to to hear us together again that means a lot and and you all are summed up in my mind for ever buy one picture and that is back to fort worth and one guy guy on january thirteenth two thousand fifteen on a cold day in fort worth because they were all cold standing by himself holding up a sign that said e._c._u. And the reason that that is the catch all the metaphor is it doesn't mean anything and yet if you get got it and you appreciate the kind of completely random nature of one dude standing up the day after ohio state beat oregon holding up an e._c._u. signed by himself in sundance square like if you get that then you get the us and i got. I think it's funny right now that this person did that. I don't know what i still don't know why he did it. Would it and i don't care. Here's the only guy there he one person was in attendance because there was another one of those ridiculous that was also a crazy cold week that we were doing that remote and that was the college football playoff where we smelled like barbecue the whole week because we sat next to an open barbecue pit the first day and we reeked of barbecue r._b._q. The whole week because of that you remember yeah. We had runny noses. We were freezing and then other shows started going inside and it was so cold and then i had said something in front of somebody buddy who. I don't even remember his name. Why go yeah go this is brutal and then he actually said to me he goes. Why don't you go back to bristol. Then what's the point and i was like okay. Okay that's enough. We're we're looking for and i even said i go well. The differences man is that we're sitting there for three straight hours so this is an n._f._l. Live like this isn't a few segments and thirty minutes. This is three straight hours of sitting there outside also in front of a freaking smoker so yeah like we could tighten some things up and then issue guy came comes by with again. We're in fort worth and a kid spray paints and purple letters e._c._u. Whiteboard holds it in the background to get into the shot and you and i like just just started dying laughing. That's that's the person that's the person who got dump or got sweats and balls or got if i buy a candy bar. Can i use your dump. They got the they got. The jokes got what this was because we got that guy and maybe that guy. It just was go on a goof. Hey i'm here. I went to east carolina. I don't care you sir represent something more to me. Which is everybody out there. That turned up to say hello hello or came to remotes or senate tweets or even the main ones or was out there downloading the show or listen to the show through the years like that to me is it didn't have to be the biggest just had to be the goofiest the most most obscure or maybe the cleverest in a weird way that guy for meal always represent the idea <hes> of what this time whether it was on radio or here or anywhere else was yeah. That's that's really perfect and i don't. I don't want to have other stuff but like your first l._s._u. Bama game where it was mccarron threw against that blitz on the left side. He's just like the perfect play call and l._s._u. People people as much as it was disappointment it was like man this was the best it's ever been and that was maybe twelve thousand twelve mccarron de yeldan and it was at one in tiny little section in baton rouge of of the people with the alabama shakers and they made as much noise as they could because there is the first time they really dare to make any noise at all but that that what i've said it and it still to this day that's the best environment for sporting event that i have ever seen the sustained level of enthusiasm and i'm talking about from the morning for game day up until the moment that bama's scored at the end and they're the million dollar band's playing the fight song and the they somehow stole that win. That's the best sporting environment i've ever been and that was thrilling for me to have you get to see it because i was like man. I can't wait and you know everybody down baton rouge. I mean we've been over. What a million times. It feels like another place where you know there's there's a lot of places you can visit. There's a lot of places that you can go. Hey i really like it and it's funny because the l._s._u. People and i'm friends with like you don't even hate alabama. I don't know why they're so nice to us and i don't know how you couldn't respect what they do. Sabin was awesome to us all the time like i actually really liked going tuscaloosa but not there are very few people very few places in the world that you can go to and i don't want to say because it's according to say that feels like home because it's not but to roll in and feel so comfortable because the people there want you to feel that way and then you get to share it with us a couple of years later after we had been talking forever being like you gotta get down here man and it's not it was all that more yeah so there's a lot of other little things and sometimes i think about the show where it's like all right you guys. It was four years years ago but every time whether it's the podcast numbers and everything comes out like just kind of yeah i mean it's a little bittersweet as you're like damn it. We actually have a thing with you and i where where i would put it up against anybody and yet you know the things happening and i don't. I don't want to start going down that road. 'cause actually feel really good about everything but as you should good. It's not gonna be thing where it's like man it. Just you only get these things so many times in life at least professionally especially the kind of stuff that we do where you're like. Hey this is the the thing that's actually for. All the people that brainstorming say let's try this. Maybe do this. Maybe put this person on the show. Let's try this slot. Try topics all these different ways will bring a different writers different producers. I mean it happens all the time very few of actually work so yeah. I don't see him emotional about it. Because maybe i am a little bit but it's just i don't know i really wish about about whatever i mean. Never is a long time so i'm not going to say number this satisfaction. Oh ought to be that the hardest thing to do right now the hardest thing to doing this business this fractured environment all this noise and all these people that are putting out content. The hardest thing to do is connect with people out there and have them want to consume it so to me the satisfaction his faction is that we long ago some of the stuff that we're revisiting and right now to this last moments you and i did that so i look at it and go all right i i'm i'm content with the content and i i'm one of those folks that in this silly business believed that <hes> pads have a way of crossing again and i assume that they will and until they do. I'll be as i said in a tweet. I'll be pulling for you and enjoying all the content that you produce and just try to figure out a way to convince you to come back on t._v. Sometime we'll let a little time pass and see if that works out well i'm up for it and i'm sure we can figure something out so it's not really good bye. It's no different address. I hope you guys enjoyed that as much as van pelt i did. We were pumped about that. One also make sure you check out the woge pod month plus. I've seen the guys crushing it with all the g._m.'s and everybody from around the league and zach lowe low post podcast as well and do it <music>.

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Episode 23-9 Hammer Time!

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

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Episode 23-9 Hammer Time!

"Hit. TV. Stop Emerton. Welcome to rhythm and PIXELS video game podcast. This episode nine in podcast World Twenty-three. At twenty three dash nine and in real episode numbers I. Don't Know Anymore I've lost track. My Name is Rob Nichols. beat is so big. My beat is so bad. On every week we listen to great video game music and we find a topic, and we listened to tracks based on that topic from all consoles from all generations from the past to the present. We have a good time doing it Cornell. What the last time you play pop music was the last time. The arcade was opened. Honestly probably before that, which is funny, because I technically do own pop music in this house, I could play it right now. It's just it's not the same. Because the last time a concert happened wasn't like two thousand eight, if not sooner and then beyond that I. As he may be a little after maybe two thousand to two thousand eleven. Anyway, aside from Matt is also the fact that. I like going to the Arcada like the sounds and the sensations of being there and being part of that crowd, but playing at home doesn't feel as fun anymore. Despite the fact that the game is definitely still fun and lastly. Mind community out there to ask rip all the latest version of the game. You can play them on. The run it. Need to update mine, which is something I might do? I think it would work on that one that I lent you. That's possible try. A try because I think it does a lot of stuff. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Find the run the maybe an image online somewhere. Maybe ISOS yeah some weird nefarious means that we probably shouldn't talk about in public. So in the the DDR world, there's a player named Chris, Cheek. Who is the probably the best in the world? At DDR but. He made professional. But like he still competes in the whatever the cup or whatever it is the economy. All Star event every year and he's I think he won the last one. And he didn't win the last two, but like he's so he's incredibly, but he was also really really good at it. G Like stupid good and for the past five days he went back and tried to one hundred percent every single song in that game. Because no one's ever one hundred percent at one specifically one song in that game ever that's been out since two, thousand, seven or two thousand eight. He should just started with the one that no one's ever done and then worked back I. Think it was just like he had to give himself a whole lot of time. I don't know why he gave himself five days, but it just within five days. He did like I can't even get close to one hundred percent on these songs, even the easy ones just to get people in people aren't familiar to no one. Hundred percent is perfect rhythm. And accuracy right? Yeah, that's that's the idea it's. In DDR all perfect or marvelous in it. It's fantastic, so it's within twelve milliseconds of each note. And so he finally did it on. It's called. VERTEX squared, and it is. Hard I think one of the person who's done it and it's contested that he actually did do it. With me like I wish, I were better at those games because I do play like pump and. which for the record, the timing and pump of isn't as strict as. Well only, if you you play in competition mode, which you could, it is stricter than DDR. Looking at like right now. I play in like just a default game mood which is loose. Soup, even being loose like. When I play, it is either one or the other, either. I can't pass a song pretty much. Get a perfect and like I almost never miss a step. And I pretty much. Get it on perfect beat every time. It's just if I can't do a section. It tanks me, but if I can do a second I'm pretty much nailing it all. Yeah, exactly it's either all or nothing for me I get that to part of part of the train the. Train myself was to. Liquefy screw up a pattern that I don't get flustered in. Lose it entirely. I just try to pick back up where it left off, and that's a really hard skulled alarm because it's like Reading a sentence, and then suddenly, the language changes in just trying to get right back into it. or in the case of like nine hundred language changing, it'd be like a sentence where the grammar all. Word is improperly used nearly. I don't know I can't flow at this anymore. What do I do and you always stopped trying to pick up with? The word was supposed to be before moving on. Sometimes, we read the entire sentence with the proper word to sort of flow properly. None of horrible effect. Crap stock the word believe it or not doing the show of gotten better. Because like. The testimony on it might be just a general type I'm like why don't want to break the floor. I was I was reading the I was listening to re listening to our last episode was our our Patriot episode the sounds of summer if you're paying attention. To our listeners. And Yeah. You're so much better at reading out loud than I am. It's amazing. I always get like stuck. You know and you're just you. Put Your own spin on it. You've got your like your flow, you know. I think of it as almost like. It's not voice acting, but it's the same skill that would be used in voice acting where you get your giving. Here's a bunch characters. The reading like okay I gotta get his personality posted this voice and they put this voice. Once upon a time, you know who? Say That what we're practicing is any kind of art, but we're practicing something. Speaking. Yeah? We're practicing speak. All right, let's let's move. On so, we usually have a prequel episode that comes out for a Patriot listeners. This week is a little different. Because we ended up talking about some other stuff that we didn't record, said that be some other time. And because of that things got a little late. So now we are starting with the topic and the topic was I. don't know how it got on her list, but it is hammer time stop. Every time you listen to rhythm and it sold. Choose a cool topic in here with Flo. Tracks come out over and over again. The listen to listen listen. I'm putting putting on that but. Mercy. Like! It's so I just like I was just a joke, or did someone bring it up I always when I come up with topics, it's usually brought on by something obscure have come across in the day or like, for example I. Don't remember why came up with this anymore, but I wouldn't be surprised with something stupid like Oh crap I gotta. Put this up on the wall here. You'll get to do wait a minute. Ever. That's a toughie. Topic I can do hammer music. This past weekend we watched a movie with Dean. ratcliff called guns Akimbo had heard of this I am not a topic. It's crazy. It's on a crazy action movie where he's He is in like a kind of a a a rollerblade narrow bit Blade runner situation where there's like a its current day, but like there's like a weird underground fight club on the Internet where people are trying to kill each other for money. and. He's A. He's an Internet troll. Daniel Radcliffe is and so he's like he hates violence, and so he's like trolling everybody on that thing, and so they come in. They get them and they actually. Snail attached guns on his hands. and He. Wakes, up. To forty force them into this kind of blood sport game, but it's super, but anyway at the end there's a whole sequence where this The hero in quotes is fighting the bad guy in quotes, because not everyone screen this movie. With Hammers and he plays MC Hammer. Time. Weird coincidence. Guyq, Hey It's super violent, still kinda funny, but hold lot of blood. Can we use your song? Think is it just mirrors outside of Harry? Potter is Daniel Radcliffe entire like film and Broadway Repertoire. Wild and crazy, does it? Is We all we? We start after that? We started looking up again like everything that he's done. He's done some really interesting stuff I feel like he came out of this. Child Acting GIG. It to rise above being this one character, and he just chooses all of these weird interesting roles, and just pizzas must seem like a cool guy like this sounds like fun. Let's just do that. You know, and just does it. He does a whole movie replays a corpse. See I could see that being really entertaining like weekend at Bernie's, but from the perspective of Bernie now I never I haven't washed. They've Christie. Watchdog I away. It's called Swiss. Army man, and there's a guy who stranded on an island and the corpse of Daniel Radcliffe. He was somebody else rose up, and then the guy's going crazy with hunger in hallucinate said he's talking to him and becomes best friends with US dead person who just? And he doesn't talk as far here's. He's full of of. The supposedly really like. Like sad in heartwarming at the same time, but it's just a crazy guy dying on an island talking to a corpse. Whose Daniel Wreck Dana rackliff, yeah, and Marie watching a miracle workers which was on I, think it was on TNT and that's amazing Steve. SHAMISEN IT! It's so funny. You like that, too. That's another weird like. Like Weird fantasy type things so weird. That's been my thing. I'm a big Fan. I become a huge fan of shows that are getting like philosophical concepts things that we may not necessarily understand, but we have general concepts of you. All up like immediately one weekend. It took me to sit good. I was like I knew a newest started watching that it would be just be done. It's Zozo. Don't know what else spoiling it the concert up. Is a world where people developed the technology to Upload Jerks, consciousness and onto a server, and the server houses of variety of different afterwards these after lives are like IMOs essentially yeah. There forever owned by Corporation. So before you die, you ought to get uploaded, and then you go and your digital consciousness lives on the server. And the show involves a person who goes there. And then the people who work for the company then runs the server where his afterlife house. Carbon cost to be there. The costs of like the data center so the family has to have money, and if you don't have the money, then you're just like in limbo and. Like what does that say about morality? If not everybody has, the has the right to live there. So like hearing it as we're describing it, if you're not into that kind of thing, I can see you going. Oh Jesus heavy. MELWORK. Headdresses. Definitely, definitely in it. But. It's a comedy is a comedy drama with this element and I think comedy is the best way to portray these premises, because while you might say, some might claim it to be a disservice to the topic matter subject matter. I say it makes it easier to digest. Yes, bring in, you can laugh, and then you can think it's like a black. Mirror as much as I love that, and it's very very good I have to be. Ready for it you know like. My bike, I have to be prepared, but it's going to be wrapped up in a comedy drama. Then then I can do that. Like Amanda, some of those plotlines from black ear, move on with a humorous spin, and begun most of most of them, no matter of a couple of them. Someone! Bag is the is all about the writer they I. Think they all could be. The question is how well land, but they could be written a comedy since the question is what we're. Going to work for them, you're now. Let's get back to this hammer time. This is an odd episode, so we're starting with you and I'm I'm curious as to what tracks I'm I'm sure there's some tracks sparked off the idea for Hammerton my right. No actually. This sparked in fact one of them which I will get to you later well I'll talk about it when I get the but this first one is asking you know what? This was the first track they came to mind when all the topic. Just because I like the game and I was playing it back then not playing anymore, and that game is Edward crossing new horizon really now. I gave that bad boy up though I still have a whole Atma hearts hang onto. It swatted sold it, but I should have sold it when I had the chance because we're like thirty bucks on the market. and. But PRAC-? Title is called Ten am, and it was composed by cosmic to Tuck. Welcome back. You're listening to ten am from the game. Animal Crossing New Horizons on the Nintendo switch composed by Kozumi Taco. I don't particularly believe it plays at ten am because I hear it more often than that him, but that's what is called. I'm sticking to it. I love this truck. It sounds so. Funky, it's just it's not so full. It's got so much soul like a really specific like. Like groove you know is music you can do chores to with is funny because of what you're doing in the game to chores chores, but that music is a good way to kind of keep your moving and flowing to it. But why does it actually fit this topic well? Yeah, tell me from this telling you. How does how does doing chores and animal crossing? Well, it's only start right now right now. You'll get. Hurt. An animal, crossing new horizons they decided to add a new mechanic to the game. That mechanic, being diy construction, so you can build a build it yourself to bench in the can get to the desk, and you can construct things with things a lot of things, and you do so by getting down to business 'cause every time you pick ingredients and stuff and youtube to build the episode animated when you're like you're hammering sawing. You're getting out of the business and then you built the product. Funny in his own right, because when the game I got announced, and now we have diy, you could build things that sounds pretty cool. You could build stuff, but then it clicks for me after I had the game, which is it just extends the game because now you have to get materials to create the stuff that you used to buy a store right so. Makes everything. Take longer. Now your tools breaks had to get the parts to build them. Again is just getting a new tool to build the tool. It's so weird, but it works for people because animal crossing has pulled some of the largest switch game clocks I have ever seen. From people who otherwise blow play games, and while I have heard people say. Oh it's only like this. Because because the back dabs lockdown so I had nothing else to do with play Animal I. Beg to differ I. Feel like if you weren't lot Bam. You just be squeezing any wherever you could. Happen later. But ultimately you were going to put this much time in animal crossing, because it had you, but with his hooks hooked you right and. Hooked me to like if I look at my switch in order by Adna, based on number of hours played animal. Crossing is my second most played game on the system behind pokemon silver. And as a person who tells you okay, animal crossing the game. We do chores for hours. I'm not coming from a place of hate again. Second most played game on the console. I only like five hundred games. This is the second most played. It's just I. Feel like you did what you were set out to do. And you're okay. That's great as great. And what happened was like I came this close to selling it towards the last of too because. I was running a promo. Get Bonus Credit, or which would've put me like sixty or sixty five percent of the total value back for the game. Two three months as a pretty decent return on my brother, but. I couldn't part with it I just. I had trouble letting go despite the fact that I don't know ever GonNa. Plating you because now they issue with animal crossing is is built around the idea that you go in every day and say hi to your neighbors do yet. Remove weeds from the ground. Shake down trees all this stuff, but when you're gone for time, weeds grow Trent you. Town becomes to shovel roaches. Show up your townsfolk. Get angry at you for being gone for too long. They literally say where were you? We'd been missing you. You ever feel like. We created the Tamagotchi. And then. Like people as a people we created the Tamagotchi and then we never got past that look like we never like. We can be never got over the the idea that you wanted to care for something digital. Oh! It's funny. You say that because I am also Roy. Well guess we're recording now. Neck on Tuesday the day before this episode comes out and Massey reviewing a game. That is literally. It's a dungeon crawling RPG dungeon, crawling roll like RPG, but the hook is that you're to post apocalyptic environment, which in this present day might be tougher to stomach. A Hook on this game is that you're a robot? whose comes across like the last human? Also foot the by the illness that took out humanity. So you are trying to raise this human and keep them safe and a toxic environment. How do you do that? You built a terrarium. House the human any. How do you track the human statistics and current situation? You come across a Tomah Gottschee. I am neither making that up the pet nanny, but as lilly atomic achy, which then repurpose. To function but the track the human. So you remember where you play Tamagotchi and had a little bit. Disney upper left corner like yes, how hungry! It is! uh-huh crap at poop. Poop turds always thing on the screen. It does all of it is literally atomic ci in the lower left corner of the screen that tracks the humans brought. It's ridiculous, but it works. It legit really works I see. People like the idea of raising digital things. I don't understand this humans are weird. You might say might be some. I'm not big on kids and stuff like that or pets. Whatever doesn't matter. Does it. Matter digital raising Sims transcend all that. People like to raise digital things. Poke abide. Animal people. I didn't. Think. It's a little deeper than that where it's like people, they they. They WanNa have something more to care for, and so they just create it. Generally that's what it is. It works so let's I. Want to continue to talk about something a little existential. Because we can't have a an episode about hammers without talking about one specific game. And his call getting over it. With is not whack-a-mole with Bennett Fati. Dino getting over it now, but I'm going to ask you about when we come back yet or heard of this, so this is the main theme it plays throughout the game as a few other tracks on place throughout the game and all we know is that it's composed, or it's composed by the group ease Jamie Jams, which I believe is like a production house. That produces maybe just. series of music. That is licensed, free, four, other and other projects. Oh come at the company that did the music for Laura. Thunder are lilo terrible graphic. Maybe maybe I was really hard Jeez Music Cheesy, but this is eased Jamie jams I couldn't exactly find. who was involved with that? Maybe someone can help with that, but this track is called soul and mind I'm picking this on first because it kind of. Goes along with this. This animal crossing track pretty well, so it was pretty jazzy. Harry Solan mind from getting over it with Bennett Fati For. Bird. Food! That was soul in mind from ease Jamie. Jams from the game getting over it with Bennett Body. You can find that on PC. So Cornell Bennett body was the creator of the game crop, and he is a game designer who is obsessed with difficult games. Is probably the king of the King of funny, but like eventually you start to get kind of obsessed doing well so getting over. It is kind of a play on words right, so you are a man. Inside of a coldren wait wait wait wait wait. I'm I'm a May. You Are you I'm? WAIT WAIT WAIT! I'm I'm mean yeah. So so you don't have legs. You're just your your upper torso sitting out of the culture, and you have a giant hammer on a stick. And all you can do is swinging around. It hoped to propel yourself forward over this mountains. You're trying to get the hammer through, but you're throwing yourself. Yeah, you're. It's like you're grabbing grappling onto it, and then in an arc, and then sort of like pulling yourself around, but the the physics are unforgiving. The obstacles are constantly in the way. One slight move will throw you back. And you will lose hours of progress. There's checkpoints points. There's no state games anytime. You make significant loss of Progress Bennett body actually has a voiceover and tells you just quotes about that. You should up about how life is meaningless. About how it's okay to stop, so it's all about getting over that feeling in trying to get to the ad and he writes on his website. Getting over it with Bennett fighting I created this game for certain kind of person to hurt them period. That Qantas like those games are free. I hope I wouldn't pay I. Forgot Getting I didn't look it up. During the song. Five dollars about paying five bucks for that gives the Games on steam. It's five bucks, but crop other stuff is is like the free old school Flash Games they've all been translated html five, but not this one. This. This one really caused quite a stir about three years ago because. It's just it's. It's enraging, but I think that. I think you share some of this. Some of this ethos in gaming that you like the challenge because overcoming that challenge. Makes it all worth it. That is very true though I will say this as an addendum to that statement. If the game itself is not fun despite the challenge beating you down. It still feels like a waste of time and I haven't played this, so I don't know if you have to. Find it a waste of time. That's the killer. Brutally was that game like? Base, the Massacre Games are using platformer base is artists. Brutally difficult. I WanNa be the guy that kind of stuff but this. Kind of. Player, who only believes in challenge for the sake of having a challenge. And there's something to that like I. Am with it, and also not with it at the same time. I need to have a really clean. Like game loop that feels kind of like progression, but still feels good like I could play. Enter the gun for hours. Now make any progress. But like could still giving me something different every time I play. This game is not the scheme has just. You spent I spent four hours. made it very very far. Maybe you're even close to the end you make one false move, and you're nearly back at the beginning, but that's why a lot of like present day rogue likes which entered a dungeon Internet, a gun is one such game. While allow those games work because what they do, is they give you the same general sense of you know I. May I play for forty minutes? Got Your bottom and fail. Over again with a loop, the doing that not just the loop. It's what they do with the loop, so you play gun Jin run through. You might find those little like those weird chips like those green chips that you can take back to the hub to buy new things that could show up in the actual dungeons proper. You might find a guy that you can then Alaka A. Utility in the main hub. There's always something small that you can bring back. That makes you feel like you progress even the little. Despite the fact that for the game proper. You still have to go back to the start, but it's not quite the start. The game is describing earlier. This a rogue like but the thing that changes it makes a little bit better than ever you leave or die. You go back to the main hub, but as you're constructing furniture for the good for the girl or something like that every time you build something small stat bunk to your. or You can create things that make the change the potential change, the probability of stuff appearing in the dungeons so ultimately. Yeah, you're doing things that can affect the game. You can only do those right by failing. The game loop it it's it's saying that starting over from the beginning is is what? Makes it feel like progress? Still this game's trips all that away and says No. There is something it just you hit. Starting at just rots until you decide to stop. There apparently. There isn't ending to it, and then it asks you at the very end if you're if you're streaming. And if you say you're not, it actually takes you to a chat room, a live chat room with other people that have completed the game. A private space other people that have finished it. To people to share yet, right? There's like no one there, but anyway. That's what those interesting to learn more about this game I really liked the chill with jazz felt. Felt right, you know. I believe I agree. Yeah, so, what's your? What's your next track? Well, here's a track. Ask a lot more light. In customer game. Where the lupus ozone. Good! Oh yes. Opposite of getting over I'm sure there's a lot. This is job tune five. The game fantasy life for the INTENDO DS and is composed by Nobuo. Frankly. Think. Track. Record. I. Welcome back you're listening to job. Tuned five from the game. Fancy light on a Nintendo DS composed by Nobuo as you hit, it might be. Three D. S. actually. I'm sorry. Noble? We matsen. Fantasy life. Is a game that consumed my life my life. For a very interesting period of time. I was obsessed with. A mad doe. Sh as the currency of the game is. across a variety of jobs game works as you play a fancy world designed by level five. and. I don't remember the specifics of why you do this, but you take on a variety of different professions like actual job proficient. And you take on quests within the game's world to become best in that profession. And there's like fifteen different jobs in the game all. For the most most of them are normal jobs, but some of them are like actual like RPG jobs like a wizard fighters. There's also chef. Taylor blacksmith fishermen. Not Far, but chemist is chemist. Bunch of different jobs. And as you play the game digitally like normal questing stuff, you play enemies and use a special attack and all that stuff. You also had performed the actual job for the the classic. They all kind of run around the same many game concept where you're at a table. And there's like three different stations. Man and each station require the different type of button com press style might be rotating, stick or mash the button quickly or keeping a dial within a certain range or something like that, and you have to go through this for a certain period of time until you're dumped building the thing you're trying to make, and of course depending on how you do, the quality of the product in your chart makes up both equipping for yourself, giving to France of making use it, and then selling property or giving it to customers. All, the music you're playing. Music, you're playing from games that just sound like work. And that's the funny thing about this game. This unlike animal crossing for me anyway. Felt in gauging like it did the thing that I was tossing did. Whatever you made stuff? It led towards something else so. If, the Taylor I can construct backpack. When I make the backpack. It increases my storage space and I want to build it. To use it. Not to just throw them. Floors had built that thing. What's next. Admit there are certain things you will build because you know part of your catalog, and you'll have a better source, and it's never going to build seven wax with one of my favorite blacksmith, and the Taylor and the chef. Jobs in the game. You'll build stuff that you don't need because you privately better at that. When, but you still want to fill up your catalog seeking class your character, you can get to the Max level, class. So you'll still do the job despite not using the product. But it's fun. Especially when the right job to think there's like relaxing job to which is. Now you're building good stuff you got this. World's like holy crap. You're going to spill. Something and I remember what it is now it's it's called. The infernal Gallop and the computers need composers name as a shock. And it is the can't cancel dad. I can hear Summit Yeh. Can here in the Stanford. ME money get up and move. Its. Because since the game has you moving back and forth trying to beat the clock to build this product? You're moving and your Komo. Hit April Mash Smash. It's it's it gets you. It's so it's such a fun game. I maxed out three of the job. I really you contentedly. Max on every, but what I did over one hundred hours, don't Gosh. Yes, it! was that good at. The plant multi with a couple of friends in the mail taper off, but I kept going okay. Here's a here's a game, right? That is so on the news. I don't know if you know about it because it reminds me a lot of com- Berry going on. It's called in Harry. Hamlin Harry I do actually. Ugly any s cover. Your Hammer and I want to say look it up when you play the track, but I wanNA say hammer and hero is a sequel to handwritten Harry so this there's a bunch of them in Japan. Is a short series of these. Games are so weird. It's a platformer and you have a giant Hammer. Your construction worker your Dj. You're a diver. All sorts of weird things, but in this one. This is the game boy version. It's called Hamrin Harry the Ghost Building Company. where Hammer and Harry's friend or girlfriend, or some other characters kidnapped by ghosts who are also construction workers. Balloons I listened I, listened to a lot of the Hammer Harry like arcade music and the music and it's it's good. The gameboy music is incredible. Like I have not heard good gameboy music like this awhile, it classic. Music, this is all composed by e Cuckoo, me Maury, and this is track number one from hammer and Harry the ghost building company. You're listening to track number one game, Hammer and Harry Ghost, building company. This is composed by Echo Maury. For the Gameboy and I just learned something about this. What's up? So apparently. This was this was made by the same Comey Mate Ninja Baseball Batman. Cameo posters of hammer and Harry game. They're both from the company developed by the company Iran I R E M. It's very weird. It's very Japanese takes place and kind of like a weird fantasy type world that. Is is is Japan small Japanese town. With weird ghost goes. Bad guys and you hit them with a giant Hammer, and you can collect bigger hammers, and you use the hammer to like swing against like like balls on chains and stuff to kind of move things around. It looks like part like there's part puzzle platforming to visits, really interesting the arcade version. Anyway any s version they really scaled back the graphics and made it just sort of like a really basic. Platformer, not a whole lot of the extra stuff yard. Eight had the Gameboy version is still scaled back, but the graphics look incredible like there's so much better than that. Yes, the looks closer to the realized. Our Arts of the Arcade version. So that's really cool, and this music is excellent like it really takes advantage of the Stereo of as little sound effects. They're using as percussion. That's going left and right. It's really interesting. So I wanted to. Share that because it's just hammer and Harry. He's running around giant. Carpenter but he can be so much more. Yeah, if this is. If anyone is going to have hammer time, hammer and Harry is the hammer time literal hammer time he's. He's right there with you, I mentioned earlier by a few Seo type things like I want to experience. This is atlas. Do Release the final game in the in the franchise isn't GonNa America for the PSP. This is called Hammer Hero. It's available. You can play. On the PS P That is interesting that they want to revive this. This'll this'll character. Eight Games. Surprised he's not in smash brothers. Just too many cares that there should be smash brothers again is probably the back of that list I would love to. Go Him on. Will be good. I'll be happy to. Be. Going even better if you could switch between busy bismarck. Episode of that of characters. We would like a fighting game or Their you write it down. Shipping smashed right down in the list. Despite the fact that smash has like one hundred characters now, these are still should be smashed. I did similar to another topic. I haven't lost games. We would like to see come back. Ours the I feel like those are some of the more fun does allow thousand hammering. Harry's already up there, so we got that covered. All Right? What's your? What's your next track? So. This one is some prising fine, but it won't get to the dialogue by having the second. Introduce itself game. itself is called. Dale Moss. And it's track title is captain, Malibu's theme and is composed Baio, Chiro coming. Welcome back. You're listening to Captain morale-boosting from the game weapons shop. What's? Come for the Nintendo three DS components Baio Chiro Comic on fact about this game actually is the fact that I bought it when it originally came out in two thousand fourteen men, and forgotten owned it, and then was gonNA choose tracks for the episode and it was like Oh. Here's a game involving a blacksmith. Wait a man in the street. Leaving million I went to my three Ds gone through. It was Oh only play. So Pie booted up for the first time. In twenty twenty display owner gets to the for. My life with video games, but it's Ashley Still Kind of enjoyable at fun time playing. It's very different. From what games usually are a actually forging weapons? Yes or playing? The role of a blacksmith runs a shop or out of the shop owner of a blast Smith. and. You are working under. The tutelage of the blacksmith is supposed to be making the weapons in shop and he ain't doing me. So what happens is the time kind of progresses. In real time. There's no ashes clock on. A day-night cycle in the upper right corner, but for the most part times progressing people were coming into the shop both MTC, characters and actual like. Hero characters that would be an RPG. They're all coming your shop to buy weapons to go on adventure. With the ultimate goal, being that one of them is going to eventually have to fight the evil Lord when he's resurrected in defeat him. When? They do it by having great merchandise soul to them by great blacksmith, and you have to ask you craft. Weapons were infused the weapons with elemental properties, and then give them weapons befitting their stats and preferences, so you might come across like a little like A. Tiny, like girl who like his group with karate bladed weapons. You give her a sigh, because she's better able to handle that you could give sword, which is also good for slash damage, but in the end she won't be able to properly go on an adventure, and she'll die or she'll lose out. They tell us they just lose and they come back or as. NBC's definitely dom okay. And if that happens, you don't get your weapon. BET because they're only renting the weapons from you. Venture. Rental. Renting your weapons and the garnered adventure they bring the weapon back. They pay you for the weapon. And then you can really lend it out to another customer, but then you have to pass the weapon and get it back up to snuff so as I see effective again reminds that one board game. I like a lot you own. Hero, Bars like I have like three games now that involve slipping weapons including one. We've never play called MANAFORT. When you're! You're in shop and you're selling weapons to bargain bargain, bargain quest. Yeah, and. Because we played that one I love that game, but it's. Like. You're not concerned about how well? The players are going to do how well the characters are going to be fighting. The Monster you care about is selling as much crap as you can. Over funny thing is like colonel, Barton, question. This game has an element boss more so you WANNA care because. Pardon quite well, but this game you want them to succeed because you want to get your stuff back, so you don't have to spend the money to recruit new gear and you can lend to customers that come in because eventually you know overflow customers. You've got to control the flow. Barden quest though it totally varies on the customer like. That one customer, who is like the ARISTOCRAT who was like? Wash with money. Yeah, what? He has terrible stats and he's like. No no reason going out there fighting a monster, but he's got tons of money, so you're like. Yes. I'm basically like sell them as much as you can. On his first visit because you know, he's going to die when you. Feel, but there's other characters that they might give you more benefits if they come back. She's worth getting them out there. Satan comeback and spend more money, so those are. Usually comes back to it's that classic thing and like some games where you're like you're winning. You know that you're winning. So you're trying to force the end game condition, so you're having your trying to help. The the characters beat the monsters. He can get to the end faster because you know that you're already ahead. That's a good strategy. I'm this forty called. Me To honestly I'm getting to that point where I might try. To Go. See Mark this week even. Amass want wherever I need to play something for a Luma crap. Yeah thinking I'm thinking. I was thinking I've been thinking about that, but we just haven't had a lot of energy. Recently too hot because. It's probably going to be outside, so it needs to be a cooler time. I agree. Written Sauna days all right, so you know I'm I'm GONNA I'm. GonNa go into my my final track. Is from the game so caliber? And this is another character that wields a massive camera. This is the theme of Astor off. And Lizard Man. And Lizard me. But definitely asked her off as the guy that we're talking about. This is called bread from the gap. You're back. You're listening to red from the gap from the game soul caliber. This is the theme of Astor Ross. And visited man and Lizard Me The name of the show. You can't just like cut it short. Then Liz. Share State. No asked her out. He's he has a roommate is what it is. Composed by Yoshihiko Yano find this near cade and it was on the dreamcast I think it was also on the playstation two. I went so caliber I came out I was always a to D fighter guy but I got into this game pretty hard core just because the competitive nature of the is really interesting to me. Every the. I felt like Three D. Games up to this point weren't they didn't feel fair. You know they're just kind of random. But. To me anyway, that's how it felt this game. It felt like the strategy involves so interesting, and they're all the characters, and all the different fighting styles was so cool. Yeah I just use so petitjean jumped. Slash the whole time I get lucky, so astronaut was really popular because he was really big, heavy hidden character who was kind of easy to play, was he the Boston, the first one. I think so yeah, so there's like a cult in the game. Or in the in the Lore of the game, and they create a gallon. Of Astor off to go out and locate the soul edge, the the fabled weapon that gives them ultimate power. You know well whatever you know finding finding. Kim Stories Go. But they keep bringing back. And eventually he I think he gained sense, and he wants the blade to consume it so that he can be all powerful, but. He wants to eat disorder. I, don't remember it Lizard Man I. Don't remember Lizard Man at all. But Astros has definitely carried through the series from iterating iteration. Because this is terrifying, he's huge half of one half of this giant thing as a hammer, the other half giant axe. Years Cool. He is really really cool and the music. You can tell that those strings are synthesized. But it works really well like Amer. Hero, he's not. He's not the hammering hero no. He need him hammering. Harry should have been fighting. ASTROTURF or maybe astor off hammering Harry. Right he could have been the sole caliber to place playstation representative. We missed. They missed the boat in this, and then so so hammered Harry dies and a Colt who is craving the soul edge. Revive Hammering Harry to be there Ghalem as astro. Astro hairy. That's how rough yeah. But then you fast. He wants to go back to this smashing and doing construction works. Of gives the whole thing. I'm like screw this. The astor astor off the IRA so it doesn't pay the bills I can get back to work. The entire mission. So they kidnap his girlfriend, and then he has to. Do it anyway. So get got honorable honorable mention to a classic game. It's not a classic game, but it's made to look like a classic game and that is fixed Felix. Oh. Yeah frigging record, yeah I actually I. Looked up hammering. Harry I was like Oh. That's right. Fix it Felix. A hammer ran around. The ever made official. Fix It. Felix game did the in private like a promo like. They did it was like. Yes. I'm real small like that like. I think they did one for the little candy. RUSH WHATEVER SUGAR RUSH! Racing Game Cart Racer which is funny, because that game is literally Mario, it is. It is absolutely just Mario. Kart Arcade. I guess thinking about fix it. Felix is also partly It's like a combination of crazy climber and donkey Kong. Yeah Yeah, absolutely! Definitely Donkey Kong definitely. All right I'M GONNA turn this terrifying down and we're going to get into the bodus route bonus round. The bonus round is where we play covers and remixes an arrangements on our theme. Which did you find? That fits our theme. Well, speaking of donkey, Kong, of course I had to pick the hammer theme from the Oh. The little og hammer theme is the hammer theme from dot, com, really or jump man as it were So, what does this track? It is the eight bit upgrade to the hammer thing. For the Game Dog Co.. Composed or remixing arranged by zero. With an axe because that's how cool kids do. That was my old DJ name as right as handle DD DDR name to. I ran into that recently. I see that Oh. I saw some old scores. I have my Alma tag on it. I was like okay. That's right. Proud about that. took. Food. I love that track would. It loops, but it doesn't matter loops in a way that rule. It's really good. I really liked that I loved it. It's again it's. Eight bit upgrade to the hammer theme from Donkey Kong composed or arranged by zero, and for those who are familiar, one hundred percent, while you should be now because you heard it at the beginning of the track, but. The Hammer theme is a very very fast and very short minimal loop. And this guy took that loop and turn it into two minutes of excellence gets. I loved it. I listened to a multiple times as I found it. And hopefully you like to. The artist's name. The Arranger is Edmund Zero where Edmund Zero. And mainly a lot of youtube in twitch playing Tekken. and some he. Some wrapped into some lyrics of his own, so my name is donkey Kong in God but I mean clearly he's got to get back attractive. Hasn't it really pushed anything for family tracker like this in about eight or nine years? So maybe he was just sort of dabbling in it, but I like this. I really enjoyed this. This is dabbling holy yes. All right so. Going back to characters, giant hammers. We gotta talk about any rose from. Yes, bench fire. As, right replan my sweet passion. The theme of Amy rose from Sonic adventure for the dreamcast. This is by Nikki Grigoris. Venture. Took lucky. Myself. Dan, feelings up. Payment. Thanks. Don't worry. Awesome free to do what? Awesome. took. season. Two. Take. We're back. That was my. Passion the theme of Ambrose Pro side Kid venture for the Sega dreamcast, and that was by Nikki Grigorov. I asked he never to the name of that I only. Fire by down the first thing that pops in like in a game while you're playing it, but man music music of Sonic. Adventures is so over the top. So it's it's a little much, but I love the based on track. That's just so so funky. It's really hard finding. REMIXES? And other anything else related to the theme of Amy Rose Online, because you're always going to end up with sonic fan fiction. Or music videos of like kiss from a rose by seal, but with like. But like edited with Sonic and Amy and maybe shadow hedgehog it's. That's also a little much, you know. I remake your workforce. I respect that that's what they're into, but it's not what I'm looking for, and there's so much of it out there that it's just destroy the Sonic Seo. Yeah Michigan accomplish. That was the goal. For them right? For more information on the sonic part of our show Goto rhythm and PIXELS DOT COM, we have links to the artist's bank camps and sound clouds, and were you can buy the music and support artists. Alright thanks for joining us on Episode Twenty Three Dash of Rhythm in pixels. Hammer time. Hammer time stop. We got sledge hammers. With Peter Gabriel we have ball pene hammers. I think it's helping hammers. I'm going to look that up. That doesn't sound right. sledgehammers Hammer Hammers if C. Hammer. DMC, Hammer's yeah bullpen hammer. Yeah, OKAY COOL! mallets. Cudgels Gosh. That's my favorite one so far. Jobs. Yeah, so, if you just like the, send us your favorite types of hammers We will absolutely play them on the show. Pick ax restaurant across my. What was getting over it with Bennett, said giant pickaxe. Especial honorable mention goes to the rock climbing hammers of the ice climbers. Were lost. The now's the time until smash. Brothers resurrected them, yeah! Whatever date failure had the one game on ESPN all of a sudden narrow popo back. People, using like wildfire people love nine Popo which is. She's is the pope didn't think people like. Yeah Right. Ananta. Police? Grapes. The granny police. Pretty crazy topic. We're going to have some more think this whole month is GonNa be some wacky topics. Yeah. I think we're just GONNA, do only wacky topics for this. Come up with more of them. Think outside the box. There are some guests we're going. GonNa have soon as well. Some ones that you've been talking to. I think we have to get back in touch with some other ones that have been suggested in our facebook group rhythm in pixels chat that we need to reach out to and kind of coordinate that so. Yeah. Maybe now's a great time for maybe now's not a great time for it I. Don't know. Find out we'll find out. A little hint to is. A certain someone posted Karaoke in the wrong group. This? A little little flavor of. It was pretty rats, so it made. It made me feel nostalgic for some more so. You might get back to that, but. If you have any suggestions for the show any topics. Music tracks I WANNA say hello. 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The Finale

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The Finale

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Now new users put in that code s. v._p. To receive a free shot at one million dollars plus all users can receive a deposit bonus up to five hundred dollars on their next deposit s._a._p. Only at dr king's the game inside the game minimum five dollar deposit required deposit bonus ms requires a twenty five time playthrough eligibility restrictions apply see dr king's dot com so we didn't think we were going to do this but actually really fired up that we did in the s p p russillo pod people like wait a minute. What so i just didn't want to make this thing where we were going over a lot of the same stuff so instead. We did a retrospective so i guess in a way we kind of did that but whatever it's an hour van pelt the finalists u._p._n. Russillo podcast okay. I'm gonna try not to get sentimental. I know scott and i've talked about this a little bit but just because i feel like you know we say goodbye to everybody two thousand seventeen this summer so that's that's pretty pretty much it. It's kind of the way i feel about it and i actually i'm rambling a bit here but it's just one of those things where i feel like people have been saying goodbye to me for over a year and a half and i'm just like okay okay. You know it's awesome. It's really nice to hear from everybody but i got a management side guard enough of this guy so i still wanna sing one more time by daft punk really really allowed since i don't think you we have the like the rights i guess then cerruti to dump it like i can't sing that all right what ah why daft punk one more time that want to go. I think you can do that. I just did long is totally. You're not stealing in either notes consoler as best as good. The premise of this is going to be some sort of topic. We're just gonna do our ten best memories from the v._p._n. Russillo years phone nine to two thousand fifteen right. So why don't you go first. I mean where does one begin mm snack snake draft right yeah right okay so i mean there's so many ways to go here. I'll just go. I'll start with this because i chose things that to me. Represent our show and represent us and represent like angst and grudge and all sites the other things that we're trying to avoid no but see here's the thing just before we begin as you said this is to me. This is a this is like a fireworks celebration man like y y. We've covered this with you guys out there listening you. You got us. We got you and it's been fun and it would have been fun to run it back but this is what it is and now you're gonna go. Oh do awesome stuff and we'll all. We'll celebrate that but while we're at it. Let's just have some laughs about what was let's start in elgin. Shall we because because let's let's just say at this way if somebody said to you hey fellas shows really doing great. Hey we want to send you a remote to boston. What would be the geographic ethic equivalent of of elgin for boston. Where would you actually be setting up shop to do the one to four outside of worcester there. You're like i don't even wanna just worcester. I would say it's outside of worcester and i don't wanna diss germantown where i spent some of my formative years but if we were gonna go to d._c. And we actually got in the mini van and drove to germantown. What we would not be doing is a remote in d._c. And so elegant for years. If you always i mean i think people mostly get our jokes but it was just it was sold to us as is hey chicago's really into it. They want you to come. There and let's be clear. The folks elgin were lovely. We went to like a sports bar. They couldn't have been nicer on outdoor volleyball court stuff. It was yeah and i think we've got some sort of a taco salad. That was really nice and i had unlimited ice tea and it was fine. It's just when you're driving driving on the highway and chicago traffic's fascinating. It doesn't matter when you landed o'hare. The traffic is always the same. It's always awful. We we were in it after the show and we just kind of chuckled ourselves. About how about that chicago remote. That's actually another part of that. That's even worse which is uh-huh where for those understand like right. After it was the dan patrick show then it was the tariq oh show but it was too rico with herbstreet michelle to foyer and then scott and scott had like the solo our that was scott's scott van pelt show and then to rico moved on immediate monday night football ridiculous schedule that he's trying to keep up so it wasn't like there's anything wrong wrong but what happened was there were four ono's which are affiliates owned operated by e._s._p._n. L._a. new york dallas and then it was chicago and really the only way to judge which seems absurd now because i think it was absurd then was to judge how successful you were weren't as the show was how you did in the ono's and so are only piece of real estate on an affiliate was one hour in chicago so it was the middle our the show and we were always trying to find ways to make chicago feel like we were invested an and we loved it. You and i both would put that city easily probably in our top three when it's right and when it's chicago summer it's tough to beat it and while silly and all those guys were awesome to us but if we weren't doing well in chicago doing enough chicago segments in that one hour somehow the show wasn't successful and it was mind blowing because you're like dude. We're on three hours and we're on all all over the country and yet what is going on chicago so it was the one thing we wanted to keep that relationship really strong and so finally like roadshow here. We go s. v._p._n. Russillo this is going to be awesome awesome out in chicago and we show up. We do a waddle and silvy to promote everything we're doing. The guys on air are like where are you going. I forgot about this part part. Yeah they go elgin and member even sylvie being like. Why are they sending you'd l. That's exactly what they said what happened and then it dawns on us that oh so this was the remote. None of your shows wanted so you guys are sending the national dudes and they were like making fun of us while we showed up and there was like look there was it was always a weird thing because the battle was always that when i was your co host which you wanted more than anybody else that there was just a lot of people didn't want me beer co host and i it wasn't a big enough of a name. It was the guy that was everybody actually management. I mean it's okay and know about you. Like who who is he russillo yeah yeah yeah right right and i give norby williamson a lot of credit because you know he was like let me vet this guy and i met him for thirty minutes and we talked about the whole thing and then after that it was like okay okay fine and i think it was you getting exactly what you wanted but there were so many shows where i were solo because you had this ridiculous sportcenter schedule so there was always kind of like hang up about well. Wait a minute. What is the show scott not there as much at ryan's doing solo shows and i remember i showed up to chicago when somebody management at the station so hey how's it going. I was like great he goes solo shows are terrible. He's gone back and listen to them. We have to have you on that. Our i was like awesome to be in chicago great to see you so and then and this was a chicago our contract yeah there you go l. We tried. We'd be like white sox. Can we get a white sock on. Can we did early on beckham. Okay all right. I'm gonna they do a positive one here chris mullin calling in to invite me to the all star celebrity game that was as many of you know my second favorite athlete of all time behind charles barkley and to think of chris mullin saint john's early eighties me being a little kid buying a jersey father like we're not going to go to queens to go watch a saint john's odds game wait until they come to hartford and then you fast forward twenty something years later and chris mullin surprises me to call into the show to be like hey a and then it's one of those moments where you get really caught up in a day to day. You become numb to this. These guys that you you watch these guys that you idolized and then this moment were chris. Chris mullin is calling in and it's harder to pick somebody who's actually is real included. Today is chris. Mullin is that so just remember we were sitting in studio and it was a commercial break and jay z comes on and it was his ringtone this. Who is this dude. That was one of those things where you reading. The room perfectly turned being go. That must have been really cool for you right then i go. You know what we don't let the moment sinking enough. I'm going to let that sink in so that was always always one of my favorite things that have happened in the show. Let's keep the positive momentum going and i'll just say matt damon right. Oh man okay matt damon interview review for invictus too right yep burn victims and we're taping it and since we're taping it we did we tell them we were going to do would or do we just start doing it. Okay not to ramble and take yours but just a really important backstory is we were convinced we were going to do the boston awesome accent interview with him yep and we kept talking about it and we were supposed to have an in studio <hes> and we thought okay we can play this out. We can read his face because there are plenty of times where a guy who's famous. Oh that'd be really funny and the guy's walking into the hallway being like losers and when we found out we weren't gonna have him in studio where we're gonna tape. Keep it. You were like no way no way am i doing. This and i'm like yeah. Come on. I know kinda sucks but whatever like if this means matt damon doesn't like we're not going to become friends and hang out with them. There's <unk> chance that was going to happen anyway and so we did the interview normal and then. I just looked at you with the anna. Go screw it. Let's just do it. Let's just do it and you're kind of right to be like. I don't know man if this doesn't go over well it's going to suck and then we did it and it was one of the best interviews ever the the part. Were you hit him with the line. It's not your fault and and there's a pause and and a lot can happen in a and in a brief pregnant. Pause where you look you look at each other and think oh boy maybe that maybe that fell flat but then you hear him laugh like through his nose right like you here the you hear the short of guy who and i think we all look back dame and who the hell knows it. You see him on keleaf see him. The way carries himself through life and you just assume that's that's a guy right there. It's the oldest cliches but sit down have a beer. Whatever your version of that's just a normal dude that you'd you'd love to just chew the fat with right. That's who i think we all a project him to be and you hope that's who is but you never know he could be the opposite of that behind closed doors that laugh that you got in in one second to me crystallizes sizes he gets the joke any loved. It loved it. He loved it was one of those moments like this. It worked. It's awesome awesome. The payoff is incredible and it just. I don't know you're right because i don't know how many people have worked with. You know there's there's plenty of famous dudes. If that were the his moment where he'd be going yeah good will hunting yeah. I haven't heard that one. I haven't heard that one from every local from sacramento to boise thanks right awesome cool. What is chuckle hut the coach because i was going to do that with present ski jim from the office and it was me and him it was a solo show and we were promoting. I think think is military movie right and this is after you would bounce i. I wanted to do an entire interview where i played it straight but interviewed him as if you were we're actually jim as if the documentary the show was real and that's next level that's next level russillo your commitment to the jokes and your commitment to not trying to tell people when and you're being sarcastic is admirable that would have been doubted taken like daniel day-lewis commitment to method acting you know to right yeah yeah because i was just gonna bring him in. It'd be like we have jim from the office like hey. This is crazy. You're an actor now. You're into sports philly. Why didn't you do it. How freaked out his pam. 'cause i just first you have this small window to read a guy right and if you don't feel like it's one hundred percent you kind of choke and it was funny because then we got done and i played it straight and i told him what i wanted to do because he's like oh yeah no way that would've been funny and it told me that he would not thought it was funny at all and the icon it still wish i had done it because who cares right but you're not gonna. You're not suffering in the hamptons with either way like that isn't happening. I always hope to run into damon. It's something like for the most part we've run into a lot of these people a second time and i always run into hung out become with whatever you want to frame it produce something together because because i've seen will ferrell a few times on the sidelines since i did that interview with him for the ice skating movie where steele i think that's the video game glory. Let me put my poems in you. And how did he react when you saw him like like giving the nod or no okay so i've seen vince vaughn walking around manhattan beach twice. We've hung out with him. He knows the l._s._u. Guys i hung out with him at a wedding that he was at that was my friend's friend's wedding and then i ruined it. When i wanted to say hello we interviewed him about that. He started laughing. He was like drake hotel. I've seen him twice walking around manhattan beach and i know i have the in but i try to make eye contact and i can see him doing the don't make eye contact because i just vince vaughn and i'm trying to just pick up dry cleaning and grab a sub slow. Oh i'm here. I'm here to get an italian yeah right right no peppers. That's it he hugh. Jackman was the one where you just go. Oh we can do whatever we want with this guy because he's that atn nice. He was fantastic. I had him send a picture to cow my buddy in chicago who had been wolverine for halloween and he ah held up the picture of my buddy who by the way couch more jack than jackman. He'd want me to say that and i did and he was every halloween. Outfit has been some version of him with his shirt off for a decade and a half so it was a no-brainer which credit to him for figuring out costumes that he can use every year that involve him not having assured on but in this case jackson and whether he was into it or not he sold the way damon aiman sold that the joke was funny jackman sold that he was into the bed and he couldn't have been nicer. Yeah jackson was one of the all-time nicest. Why don't you take another pick here for one of the celebrity ones that went horribly wrong. There's only one is only. This one went bad hammer hammer time hammer. Don't hurt him. Yeah hammer <hes> you and i had a had a conversation about where it went wrong and i blame blamed you and you blink gita and blame me. Let's just say neither of us were blameless but when you early on asked the question about third base it was clear that we took ohka. I felt like we took a u-turn in the wrong direction. Yeah i wasn't great massaging. I would try to do the good cop. Bad cop with you is what we were known for an interview so we are going to come in with the hammer yeah because i attended scott nice ones and then i go so third base video like what's that like and he got so pissed but he also was there promoting a reality show talking about how famous people go broke so that was kind of the tone too so it's like well. Hey how do you you came here to promote your deal and that's one of the things that e._s._p._n. I always love e._s._p._n. Four which the celebrities never seem to understand is that hey guess what the doors are still going to open no matter who shows up here these shows are still going to do well without oh you and sometimes celebrities would show up thinking like man if it wasn't for me and you're like no not at all like it's awesome to see you m._c. Hammer let's promote your thing but if you're show is promoting think people going broke and you famously went broke and made it like added. Were that was the joke. You got paid by. One of these insurance companies like life comes at you fast vast broke and ha- you took the check but the idea that we'd had the audacity to point out that that happened which is the premise of what's going on and i think there was something thing where he was going to help like u._c._f. Guys invest u._c._f. Understand money you yeah yeah yeah. That was what he wanted to talk. Hey man like sorry sorry. We didn't get the talking points but i mean we're trying here yeah because he also did like a hat from oakland thing to me and it was like oh wow this is kind of on and then he had some people with them yeah and he was. He was really mad at us and he was. I did not massage him into that interview at all but it wasn't like you know what like mattie the date. It's not your fault and it wasn't our full no because at the end to it was so uncomfortable it was this was not me blaming you. This is just me remembering the interaction where you had gotten up with. Him started shaking all of his people's hands. They're looking at me. Being like who's the city whose name is even on the show and like shaking hands and going like hey no. We'd love to when you have your u._f._c. Management group like let us know. We'd love to have you back yeah. We're trying to save it. A little bit. Yeah just ruined it. No and i and i was just trying to spray perfume on a fart man. It was over. Everybody knew it. We never talked to him again and i'm sure they're alive have been just fine as have hours. It's eight eight uncomfortable minutes which i don't know if that's a good segment for a name of a segment but that's what they were. That would be really good if we just had everybody in on that. Hey this is going to be a really really bad interview. I always wanted to do that where the audience knew the interview was going to be terrible but the guests didn't know and that was the whole point that you would do something where it's going to be eight minutes and you you would just spend. I don't know like eleven to fourteen again. It really stretch it out really draw out the pain yeah. I've had some ideas. I think i'll say because you should steal ronda. Rousey interview was up there with m._c. Hammer because that went south is quick as anything thing. I've ever been a part of where the whole time as rows. He's destroying everybody. It kept coming up. Oh she would beat floyd mayweather. Hey weather in a fight and dana white love talking about it. She talked about it and then it became an actual thing where it's like. Wait a minute could she actually beat up floyd because she's bigger and if it were octagon rules by would you be able to take him down when she's incredible right or judo training she trains man all this different stuff so the u._f._c. hyped picked up that storyline so to me. We prep for that interview. It was actually part of the prep. We're like don't don't we have to kind of ask this thing. Everybody's talking about like this'll it'll be fun so rousey comes in. She was in a good mood that day because she's done other interviews where you're like. Oh so you want to promote something all day and you hate everybody for asking questions like all right cool because she's he's done that plenty of times since things have gone south and career but you were like. Should we asked that question. I go yeah. One of us has to ask the question just kind of see where it goes and the interviews great the interviews great. You and i look at each other. It was a total flip the coin thing where you ended up with a question and you just said well this whole thing. Would that be actually something you would want to do and then she she went so another lane with us where she said i would never want to be a part of anything where a group of thousands of people were cheering a man to be brutally going the woman who were like bomb like oh yeah okay now. We feel like well. We're not yeah. We're not human being we're not. We're not advocating hating that it just it had been it had been a talking point for your entire sport. Yeah no you guys have promoting it as as a as a promotional thing for the u._f._c. see for like a month so we were just sort of bat around puerto that right like it wasn't our idea okay like we thought we were asking your question 'cause you guys have been talking about it nonstop and now where jerks got it more van pelt here in a second but first tommy john there's a lot of underwear brands out there that claim to be big on comfort but if that were true then wire seventy five percent of men and women dissatisfied with their underwear my hunch is they haven't tried tommy john the revolutionary underwear brand. That's upgraded over one million lives. Tommy john doesn't just claim claim to be the most comfortable underwear on the planet. They actually have the stats to back it up here. We go stats about gender like how about this number over seven million. That's the number of pairs of tommy john underwear. 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Now to get twenty percent off your first order. That's tommy john dot com slash s v._p. For twenty percent off tommy john dot com slash s._b._p. All right your pick. I think let's see let's keep. Let's keep going down that. Let's keep going down the the the angst in the headbutting. I just have the fight where you and i and a break peel. The paint off the wall stanford steve walked in and did the homer simpson's dad where he puts his hat on the hat rack turns right back around and walks out because whatever had been building between the two of us we emptied the we emptied the tank screaming and yelling and i was out of bounds as i recall and and then you you bit your lip and didn't come across the table and route and rowzee me and then we had a great rest of the show and i think from there as i i recall it was sorta like we'd let the pressure out of the out of the tire and we kept on going down on this. Is that how you remember it. No it's one of the greatest recovery's ever and to be in a room mm for six hours or six years that many hours a day and have less than five fights. I think is a huge testament to our friendship in kind of understanding each other as well as we do from mm to fairly volatile people right alpha's who you know certain days. We're not having no nope and not afraid to let people know and yet we didn't really have that many fights but that was that was something that you know for you to be the established guy in the beginning and and media be trying to just proved everybody like hey. I didn't sign it to be a sidekick like what's happening and that grinded at me forever and i did some things wrong where our ease into it. I was like well if i've been picked then let's roll and i'm like ready to go and i'm good at this and let's do it and you believed in that. It was always this battle adler early on and that would build up stuff at me that really had nothing to do with you and so then it would turn into this is something i've apologized to you for four. I think i hope numerous times. Everybody understands the core of that argument that day was i would look at steve if you asked a question and it's such a jerk thing to do it sucks. It's a bad teammate thing. I hate that i did it and i did. It and you never call me on it until that day and it was something that happened to the break break. We come back. I looked at somebody behind the glass. You called me out on the air for doing it. Which i deserve and i kind of went back you and then you scream gimme another ghost dad on the air and then we went at it and i bit my lip actually started shaking a bit and then we calm down and it was great. We needed yep. That's that's that's how i remember it but i think i think that any any partnerships that involves the number of hours the number of creative of kind of hurdles that you have to sort out when when you have people and you i've said it forever and i'll say it one last time we're always the one that had the more creative of energy to push the boundaries and i'm sure that got frustrating because you're dealing with somebody that is saying maybe add we'll just talk about the game yada yada and so you of the fact that the number of times times that our voices really got raised in got hostile with as few as it was is amazing but there was that one is memorable because it was it. We took the volume to eleven yeah. I just couldn't ever show up and be like all right. We'll just who batted around and we'd really didn't become a great show. I didn't think until we just relaxed or you know what i should. I'd say i relaxed and go. Hey don't we just have more fun. Let's tell them stories. Let's just take it into action. We're has to go where i'd be like. No it has to be this way. It has to be this way now. That's a bad idea. That's about stop debating it. It's a bad idea next topic and i was like rigid but i still felt like i was doing it the right way but part of that was my own insecurity and trying to prove myself all the people that didn't want me to be your partner <hes> so you actually seriously dude handled it like a champ <hes> next bill. This is a real minor when you're not gonna remember until i tell you now because it was just so weird in out of character for me me but we were doing some speaking engagement at some ad agency or something in new york city and i just drop an f-bomb in the middle of to warm up to the room and i so awkward and weird and then you just looked at me and you're like whoa and actually wasn't it didn't play well at all ready for it. No it was it was an awful read feet on the room like we were sitting up there and director's chairs going back and forth and we're getting real good vibe and i i kind of did this thing. I was like. This is really loose like these people are really digging us uh-huh like yeah frigging blah blah blah what i think it was in front of advertisers to you know so oh that's fine. That's just a tip for the kids listening right now never be so comfortable in front of a group that you start dropping an f-bomb potential advertise. Wait until wait until the clock. Let them say the first there you go all right. That's put them right that del mar time mark four zero four twenty eight yeah so rudy was like let me know when he swears right there take. I'm just swearing in to use war so i'm doing the swear let's talk. Let's talk about lists list okay so we were doing lists of the top five players at various positions some radio exactly i mean a shot shot to our friends <hes> big cat and p._f. Over over barstool i mean some like their whole thing about rushmore. Season is take is is taking the idea idea that summer radio or summer podcasting. That's what you've got your creating stuff. You're you're making lists. You're finding things where there's nothing think and so we were. We were putting together a list. I hope it was in the summer at mytalk. Did i might have just been the suck it lists. I saying it because because it really was. I mean that's lists season. Hey i can just give you one thousand green. Tea's as being like coming up next the sixth ways fix baseball but i you you. You won't believe yeah you know what i probably will. I'll probably one josh mccown stat that will blow your mind well. When when we did the top five live small forwards and that was a good greenie <hes> we did the top five small forwards and didn't include kevin durant because in my mind. I don't know he's tall so that many was a power forward board. So <hes> and steve is your favorite player. Yeah he is. He is and then steve saw my list and you just let me do it because he knew it'd be funny to let me we do it wrong. And to this day i mean the good thing is it's still it's still the car it's the content that keeps giving any time. Something comes up on television where i mentioned a list. I'll say it's not my strong suit because i'm bad at them and and that proved it i just i think to this day that dip to miss out on a guy that i've always said i enjoyed watching more than anyone else and put them in the wrong position just because he was tall mind or i don't know i don't know i did that that happened on the show because you had left off somebody on a previous list and i it was it was ginobili at two guard or something bad but it wasn't that bad it was it was significant. It was a mess right and so we kind of had fun with it and then that's why the durant thing was even bigger payoff because i was because i show up it's steve it goes to you're not going to believe this. He goes here's his list of small forwards and i went we as like there's no durant and he goes. I know i'm not going to tell them. Thank sounds like all right good. I was like yeah you can't dan you were like what are you talking about like. He's the power forward and you go search apopka that happen small ball five though i mean there's times you might be like an four roll okay. Will you do woah checklist here. You gotta do fort worth. I don't want to take it you needed to fort worth ec- you know i'll see you guys is a positive thing. I may say that that may be my last thing the stairwell in fort worth this along the lines of elgin is is is it's up there because we went to fort worth for our first super bowl remote right there. I know miami was our first one together together. <hes> fort worth was our second. We were still pretending to do the show on e._s._p._n. Two before they took it from us like it was our fault right. Ratings are fault or something. I dunno whatever was was we we were in miami was like yeah. It was like a real show yeah. It was unbelievable. Runners and stage people we had a researcher may mean. It was nuts miami that miami super bowl week is seriously one of the most just fun encompassing. This is a huge deal on the rise and this is gonna be amazing and then fort worth then we went to fort worth and they had a marquee see that listed the shows that were there and they listed mike and mike and they listed the heard and then they listed n._f._l. Live or whatever was on it was in lieu of us and there was actually a good reason for that because there was a set that they'd set up to do to us for television. We weren't allowed on it so they had to find us auxiliary accommodations which which were and when i say this to you you'll think this is like a metaphor or your. I'm guilty of hyperbole which which definition in is exaggerating for effect. There is no exaggeration here. We were set up on the outside of parking garages stairwell. Now you're thinking wait. What are you talking about. Well walk up the steps to that flat part in between where you go up you turn around and you go up on that part the flat part they put a desk ask and they put a camera halfway up the steps and they had just sort of a flapping in the breeze backdrop behind us and they're like area. Go go get them and we just looked pitcher like it is. Is this weight. No we can't that's where we set up. It was going to be a week of shows. It's like when the elevators work in a parking garage and you have to take the stairs and you go oh cool. There's also a urinal here and recycling center which is not what it is. It was like it was it was it was a functioning stairwell for people that were using it. It was in use. It was not shutdown. People had to get past us and we were trying to conduct commerce. We were hosting a program on a stairwell fifteen hours. The programming so guy vena vena god intervened right and then you know the marquee kind of set it off and i was always in a weird spot 'cause i couldn't get madder than you when my name wasn't on the deal and it was like you know you're you were continue to be like you're the star so i was like. Okay this sucks but i can't get mad and scott so what scott going to do in your upset that first night and we saw it and then it was like oh this isn't like last year. We're sharing the beach that with countdown in miami i'm going do do. I even deserve this. This is insane. How real this feels to the next year. It's like actually here's your stairwell and the one thing that was always kind of the deal is you'd be like you couldn't have told us this ahead of time and instead the first day they're like hey. This is a great setup. Everybody's looking at you being like i can't. I can't believe how terrible this is but you're being told look at the view. Look how great the view is. You have a view of everything that's right. What was behind us with some sort of whatever ever the fort worth fast yeah there you go there. You go and i remember tony dorsett coming up to be like. Are you guys kidding me. That's a tough one for like a hall of fame type type type talent to sort of apologize walking up and there's like a wino- pain in the stairwell that didn't happen that is actually a metaphor there was no peeing wino- <hes> but but there could have been if if you were wina looking to take a leak that's where you'd go but then what happened god intervened because god is good every dot yeah god sent the coldest weather ever ice storm it was nuts number madden party in a car and the guy threatened to just drop us off on the highway wait and go home because it was too dangerous for him and people were screaming at them and then set like the stuff collapsed member those like ice in you said chretien's and whatever and then they they deemed it to be unsafe. I don't think for us but for the people that had to do the actual work and they put all of us indoors and but you're you're so right because everybody knew that like they're trying to say hey you guys get steak and you guys get steak and you guys get steak and you guys get a hot dog and dot dot yeah a hot use for what let's remind bites minds wander and that's what they served served us and everyone they had to know and i just remember. I'll never understand how or why that happened but again. It was the we we ended up going inside. Yeah we went inside and i think to end it on a positive. Is that what those e._s._p._n. On the ground people can do whether they're out of bristol or the remote oh people or they're freelance people that are hired in that part of texas because we spent i spent so much time in fort worth knew him that whole summer square thing was apparently like a big disney stockholder who was just like whatever he s._p._n. Needs let's do that first college football playoff deal. We were down there. They were trying to turn that into the super bowl. There was a party. I mean the whole thing was like let's try to mimic the super bowl thing so i have more time at fort worth and i think i'd ever imagined that i ever would but for the crew just take an office which was part of e._s._p._n.'s biens headquarters and just turn it into a t._v. Studio all day long was ridiculous and that was that was amazing. Shout out to you seriously. Let's get some antlers and some pelts hang the back eh don shula by sure subside southwest looking rugs big old skull on the wall and off you go hey boots. There's some boots. They're in a corner. 'cause that's don. Shula came by like is this the show with the heads is this because we had our our promotional thing where we had those people running around with those huge heads of us and he was schuwalow thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen and then he comes buys. 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People depending on how that relationship was going time 'cause sometimes there'd be people on game day t._v. They were like you the clouds radio again. Yes we need a bottled water at a pen any chance i can have used japan from you guys and i it was deathly hot and we wore those those those cooling vest that pump cold water her throughout this that you would put on underneath your shirt. It was nuts as an aside. You need to get you one of them because when you do it it's life changing like the it's. It's just what it sounds like. It's like a radiator for your body and you put it on in this cold water pumps through an it's like you think you could do anything it's unbelievable and we really thankful for the t._v. People letting us borrow those but it was hot so maybe it was the heat it was getting to me and we were walking back to the parking lot and like i had this idea for a segment and that's i just used to be like that all the time go. I want to try this. Let's do this. Let's do this and i know sometimes it was annoying but i felt like the hit rate was still pretty good where we just do this. The words back to back bull segments <music> where we just lay it all out and we ask each other. Who's the biggest jerk out of everybody that works in the show because it'll have a lot of interaction with the people behind the scenes which and it was sort of frowned upon until the people behind the scenes proved they can be heard on the radio and then everybody loves the idea and you're like. I don't know i remember my dad being like this is a career ender. He's like do not do this. You guys are all going to get way too personal way too nasty. He's like don't do it and as i mapped the whole thing out. I'm like we're just gonna go around in order and asked the the other guy a question. That's historically something that he's done that. He's a jerk about and we're just gonna let it all hang out and then you and i had another moment where we go. Oh maybe we shouldn't do this because this get hurtful nasty and who knows like where the stakes on this thing like who's going to cross the line and then. I just like you know what let's just do something. They'll let's have a moment with the show. You know. We'll figure it out. Hopefully won't hate each other forever and it is one of the things i'm most proud of in those six years because it worked perfectly we nailed it could have gone better and we actually didn't hate each other. After the fact that's the most amazing part of it because i was like you. The reason that i had this this angst and i there was we were going to do it and then we kinda shelved it not not that we put it on hold. I think we just we just felt like we needed to come to a place where we really. They understood well. Are there rules not. Are we going to do stuff that. You just can't walk away from that could have happened and i i'm with you. In terms of how memorable maribel it was to me and how crystal clear i can recall when i went in on ray and ray was our producer and who's the jerk was perfect because it was it it was uh <unk> at our most us it was all inside jokes and yet the people that were listening or watching they were they got him right. They knew where we were talking about and when i went on ray who was our producer who is notoriously stingy with praise and when you started doing the russillo laughed. It isn't like the polite like chocolates the full on oh my god. You're really going to do this to him bit. I'll never forget you like you're gonna do it and then dead and i asked him. How many times did he he ever tell us in the history of our show that we had done a good segment and he's kind of started to try to mumble in that i just was firing back zero ray zero answer. The answer is zero because he stalled on his answer. Like how many times have you ever said we've had a good segment how many times and he's zero ray the and is isiro and it was true and i think he kind of. I think we all owned the fact that this stuff that was being asked of us was accurate right because it got stanford. Steve is still taking some hits cycling thing. I don't wanna revisit that because we brought it up again recently cerruti and it was great and i think that steve is since upped his game. He's putting all the plastic bottles away. He's really into recycling guy is nobody that guy's birthday rolls around that guys taking the day off all green so there was that i think in case said oh steve hit me with the one who hates you more listening incredible question what an incredible question from steve who hates shoe more men or women like not a specific subset the species the two genders which of them hates you more think about incredible well it is from the mind is stanford. Steve my god it was so good. It was so good. Remember the answer no i do. Would you say because. I said you know how i really. I didn't know what the questions are gonna be ahead and now though we didn't i go well. I think the best way to answer that is that in the beginning guys don't like me <hes> and then you if you get if you get invited inside of the the hard candy exterior there i can be great great friend. I'm i consider myself on the most loyal guys. If you were my guy you like your guy and on the other hand on the other hand i think in the beginning girls are like this guy's amazing like these interests. He's he's got. He's got multiple real estate. Investments look at all those books about history history. Hey reads books all the time. He's actually not pretending to be a writer. He really is one. He works out the buttress of windsor he has. He goes was on these elaborate trips. He has access to all of these things and then and then it's like oh yeah yeah some closed doors in that house but you're opening up your you're opening them up. You know about that <hes> just trying to let you didn't tie. It's a leonard cohen line through the cracks. It's it's it's how the light gets percents. Oh there you go. It's a good one. I still have a few more. If you so do i so do i i have i have one. That's just totally goofy thing. Where was is the chair collapsed. It was at new york city. When the chair collapsed on your foot yep new york that was <hes> the new york remote for the that was the seattle blow out against denver super bowl that was good week by the way too was fun because we're in the city but a great studio deal but this chair broke and slowly caught my foot and this thing it was basically like grabbing grabbing the top of somebody's foot and bending it backwards against their leg and that's what the chair was doing in a happen while we're on tv and i could tell it was happening and so it was horrifying because because it was i knew that there was excruciating pain that my co-host was going through and then yet because i'm a guy part of it. It's funny because it isn't happening to me right yeah. I do think i actually get hurt so much that i got. I got mad sure you do like i was doing through pence. Lamb get killed. You don't was great it. Though is that at that age. I wasn't hurt for two months out as of right now this thing socks. There's not there's not enough c._b._d. By the way still popping those pills. I don't know if they're helping it up but i'm going through them like candy but you need. You need a lot more than c._b._d. To make that pango away now at this age yeah right i we'd have to get on the high test of the research that i've done but still still very proud of the bench press numbers being totally natural although i gave them anymore so whatever you do max days you'd just go you go reps for for right. I was just doing it the other day. I was like you know. Maybe i'll throw to seventy five on and see how it feels. I just as soon as i got done with something a little bit lower than that i went. Can't maybe not like yeah like you know. You could do it but you're left. Peck me also rip off too because there's some lingering thing they're seriously every all right enough of this because i can't even talk about but somebody the other day it was like oh you work out and i was like i try all right workout. Topics good stuff. I fathered by the way you talk about the work out a little bit all right. You'd pop had a good read on uh he was. He was awesome supporter at all times which we appreciate it. He did think he was like this. Whole euro. Jerk meathead thing goes. I know it's kind of funny and you think it's because it's not really who who you are is a nationally. You're you're pretending i go. I'm not really pretending. I do have some of that any man. Let's not kid ourselves yeah but you're you're ignoring worrying all the good things that you do stuff you do for your family and i was like yeah because that's a good segment right. It's harming coming up next how all the ways ryan's great but first this from draft gangs remember the well we had the sam. Adams reads speaking reads all about brute. Those were good ones. Brew was great roots adams. We moved. We moved. We moved inventory number that heavy metal ban. We just read it and heavy metal voice the whole the guys even realize what's coming out to twenty nine. I do remember that would bore though i'd see that's the thing they were really off the radar so we were pumped that they bought some ad the type l yeah but we just went with it and it would always be the kind of thing like hey no nope advertiser would be like hey actually. They loved it so do that more. Let's see here smaller one. It was one of these early creative days. We look back on it and you really need to do this anymore. When we do the college football helmet reveal <hes> and we would pick a game on the schedule we would try to not tell the other guy which i don't even know why we cared and we'd had those boxes like literally cardboard boxes that were big enough to cover two helmets because that was the budget because that's what we had right and then we put your ad here whatever and we would unveil and then whatever game you picked then everybody would actually think you were going to that game and on social media yeah that fan base would freak out but like i can't believe van pelt come to toledo. I use another toledo joke toledano. What's up you remember that of course the of course that was. That was the very very early days when we were in the mike and mike studio really pretending we are on t._v. And we had the box that we just hit it under which if you look back on it i mean it was kind of like low hanging fruit segment fodder but we yeah i mean we definitely i think people trying to have a thing yeah exactly getting the show. We need some big build up reveal but the reason i bring it up is that actually was the origin of the helmets then colgate date sent us a colgate helmet and i think they were playing yale. I just remember doing eastern michigan and they got every they were really struggling but they were so happy that we showed their helmet like that's the level of god to even if you locker rooms we could make yeah four scholarship videos. Different programs started showing videos of their locker reacting to you showing which helmet matchup you actually weren't going to because. I don't think he went to any of i didn't it was just it was just performance art. You did a wyoming one where the a._d. Called me and said is there any way if we send van pelt a private jet. He'll come even serious even with private aviation like we're a long way from laramie folks like lots of jet fuel i had i was like look man. Has a you know he doesn't go to any of these games well. It'd be a really big deal for us. And then of course there was a little spiteful part of it with me because i was kind of the first tax crop wyoming thing you invented. I did it and i it well. They allowed you to hijack it because it was like well that's if you stopped by a couple general admission and the one hundred's but if fan belt's gonna show up we're gonna get the citation ten up at forty thousand feet for him. He's coming. You're out speaking of <hes> <hes> chicago again. I still have more chicago material. Good empty the bucket this is it gonna first two years. I was on like a weird whatever ever deal and then there was like this thing. That was happening where there was. Maybe a shift where it's like you know look. We can do you better than solo. I know some stuff. That's happening behind the scenes that you would not tell me about because you wanna have me beaten worse mood that day. Let's just say some really stupid things with. I would say absolutely not. I'll quit yeah and all of them. Involve me not being on the show anymore. I imagine right. They wanted yeah. They were what about this no. How about no right right so that was happening. I think it describes me a lot so for the people that didn't understand who dude was just with a highlight or going to the salad bar every single day not saying hello to anyone i was like well just work really really hard and focus on things and that'll solve problems and if there's a kid out there listening that doesn't work go to building for knock on condors say hello to all the decision-makers because that's way better than just saying hey i know who the teams are on every tuesday game so <hes> manager that came by which is amazing because this is kind of how my whole thing got saved is he walks into the commercial break shows are rating meeting in one rating quarter chicago and we jumped twenty five percent for whatever reason and this stuff can be as fragile as the cubs sucked that that two months stretch or somebody got traded from from the basketball team in their free agency thing was boring. That's that's how tenuous this stuff can be and then all of a sudden. We had this really good chicago. Our rating number and i got resigned that was it was it had nothing to do with any digital downloads which we beat. Everybody had nothing to do with any of that like the growth of the show. Hey we like it. We these things we could do all these different things no no no you you guys went up twenty five percent in one rating book on the one hour that we care about so let's resigned russillo and that was it we should have done. We should have done better in chicago. We both be just on the beach somewhere by now right well. Technically i already am and he'll whoa yeah that is true that is true and moving on to bigger and better i had i had this one last thing. That is really a catch. All it's like a catch all for for us for our show. Oh for the people that are still listening right now to this podcast. They were so excited that we're gonna. We're gonna run this back and by the way i i'm just we only did a couple but you you don't care about the numbers but but it's nice for us to see how many of you downloaded it to listen because you were excited to to to hear us together again that means a lot and and you all are summed up in my mind for ever buy one picture and that is back to fort worth and one guy guy on january thirteenth two thousand fifteen on a cold day in fort worth because they were all cold standing by himself holding up a sign that said e._c._u. And the reason that that is the catch all the metaphor is it doesn't mean anything and yet if you get got it and you appreciate the kind of completely random nature of one dude standing up the day after ohio state beat oregon holding up an e._c._u. signed by himself in sundance square like if you get that then you get the us and i got. I think it's funny right now that this person did that. I don't know what i still don't know why he did it. Would it and i don't care. Here's the only guy there he one person was in attendance because there was another one of those ridiculous that was also a crazy cold week that we were doing that remote and that was the college football playoff where we smelled like barbecue the whole week because we sat next to an open barbecue pit the first day and we reeked of barbecue r._b._q. The whole week because of that you remember yeah. We had runny noses. We were freezing and then other shows started going inside and it was so cold and then i had said something in front of somebody buddy who. I don't even remember his name. Why go yeah go this is brutal and then he actually said to me he goes. Why don't you go back to bristol. Then what's the point and i was like okay. Okay that's enough. We're we're looking for and i even said i go well. The differences man is that we're sitting there for three straight hours so this is an n._f._l. Live like this isn't a few segments and thirty minutes. This is three straight hours of sitting there outside also in front of a freaking smoker so yeah like we could tighten some things up and then issue guy came comes by with again. We're in fort worth and a kid spray paints and purple letters e._c._u. Whiteboard holds it in the background to get into the shot and you and i like just just started dying laughing. That's that's the person that's the person who got dump or got sweats and balls or got if i buy a candy bar. Can i use your dump. They got the they got the jokes and got what this was because we got that guy and maybe that guy. It just was go on a goof. Hey i'm here. I went to east carolina. I don't care you sir represent something more to me. Which is everybody out there. That turned up to say hello hello or came to remotes or senate tweets or even the main ones or was out there downloading the show or listen to the show through the years like that to me is it didn't have to be the biggest just had to be the goofiest the most most obscure or maybe the cleverest in a weird way that guy for meal always represent the idea <hes> of what this time whether it was on radio or here or anywhere else was yeah. That's that's really perfect and i don't. I don't want to have other stuff but like your first l._s._u. Bama game where it was mccarron threw against that blitz on the left side. He's just like the perfect play call and l._s._u. People people as much as it was disappointment it was like man this was the best it's ever been and that was maybe twelve thousand twelve mccarron de yeldan and it was at one in tiny little section in baton rouge of of the people with the alabama shakers they made as much noise as they could because there is the first time they really dare to make any noise at all but that that what i've said it and it still to this day that's the best environment for sporting event that i have ever seen the sustained level of enthusiasm and i'm talking about from the morning for game day up until the moment that bama's scored at the end and they're the million dollar band's playing the fight song and the they somehow stole that win. That's the best sporting environment i've ever been and that was thrilling for me to have you get to see it because i was like man. I can't wait and you know everybody down baton rouge. I mean we've been over. What a million times. It feels like another place where you know there's there's a lot of places you can visit. There's a lot of places that you can go. Hey i really like it and it's funny because the l._s._u. People and i'm friends with like you don't even hate alabama. I don't know why they're so nice to us and i don't know how you couldn't respect what they do. Sabin was awesome to us all the time like i actually really liked going tuscaloosa but not there are very few people very few places in the world that you can go to and i don't want to say because it's according to say that feels like home because it's not but to roll in and feel so comfortable because the people there want you to feel that way and then you get to share it with us a couple of years later after we had been talking forever being like you gotta get down here man and it's not it was all that more yeah so there's a lot of other little things and sometimes i think about the show where it's like all right you guys. It was four years years ago but every time whether it's the podcast numbers and everything comes out like it just kind of yeah i mean it's a little bittersweet as you're like damn it. We actually have a thing with you and i where where i would put it up against anybody and yet you know the things happening and i don't. I don't want to start going down that road. 'cause actually feel really good about everything but as you should good. It's not gonna be thing where it's like man it. Just you only get these things so many times in life at least professionally especially the kind of stuff that we do where you're like. Hey this is the the thing that's actually for. All the people that brainstorming say let's try this. Maybe do this. Maybe put this person on the show. Let's try this slot. Try topics all these different ways will bring a different writers different producers. I mean it happens all the time very few of actually work so yeah. I don't see him emotional about it. Because maybe i am a little bit but it's just i don't know i really wish about about whatever i mean. Never is a long time so i'm not going to say number this satisfaction. Oh ought to be that the hardest thing to do right now the hardest thing to doing this business this fractured environment all this noise and all these people that are putting out content. The hardest thing to do is connect with people out there and have them want to consume it so to me the satisfaction his faction is that we long ago some of the stuff that we're revisiting and right now to this last moments you and i did that so i look at it and go all right i i'm i'm content with the content and i i'm one of those folks that in this silly business believed that <hes> pads have a way of crossing again and i assume that they will and until they do. I'll be as i said in a tweet. I'll be pulling for you and enjoying all the content that you produce and just try to figure out a way to convince you to come back on t._v. Sometime we'll let a little time pass and see if that works out well i'm up for it and i'm sure we can figure something out so it's not really good bye. It's no different address. I hope you guys enjoyed that as much as van pelt i did. We were pumped about that. One also make sure you check out the woge pod month plus. I've seen the guys crushing it with all the g._m.'s and everybody from around the league and zach lowe low post podcast as well and do it <music>.

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S2: The NRA | EP7: Enough is Enough

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S2: The NRA | EP7: Enough is Enough

"So the following would really mean a lot you know I Really really appreciate you. Listening to gangster capitalism. There's a lot of work that an incredible team puts into this podcast. And Right now we would love to know a little bit more about who you are and what your like if you have. Two minutes really only takes two minutes. Help us make the show and even better experience for you and our advertisers by telling US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF. All you have to do is good a listener. Q Dot Com forward slash gangster and take the short survey? You can also give direct feedback on the show which we'd love to hear and as a thank you you'll be entered into a drawing for a one hundred dollar. Amazon gift certificate not that two minutes. That's it listener. Q Dot Com slash gangster. That's L. I. S. T. E. N. E. R. Q. Dot Com forward slash gangster. Ooh Thirteen if you have any tips. As it pertains to this. Please reach out to tips at gangster capitalism dot com or our tip line three four seven six seven four six nine eight zero. We can ensure anonymity. Let me tell you about someone named Marian. Hammer this journalist Mike species species covered the NRA for four years for the trace the New Yorker and PROPUBLICA and for one of those years covered a legendary eighty one year. Old Florida gun lobbyist named Marian Hammer. She's tiny she favors blue and pink blazers whereas Deep Red Lipstick as a bowl haircut. She carries a hand gun in her purse for a long time. It was a laser-guided Smith and Wesson and she is by far and away the NRA's most prominent in crucial and important lobbyist. She's a long time. Wayne here loyalist. They've worked hand in glove together. She is routinely protective over the years. In addition to being a gun lobbyist Marion Hammer is also prominent board member of the NRA and was its first female. President she is operated with complete. Autonomy is not accountable to anyone. She is famous for her sharp tongue. And what could be characterized as mean-spiritedness? She is incredibly notoriously vindictive. The stakes are never too low for her. How do you tell a ten year old little girl who got a Ruger ten twenty two with the pink stock for her birthday that her rifle is an assault weapon and she asked to turn it over the government or be arrested for felony possession? There's no conflict in which she's not willing to Creator Sir self in or more importantly if she feels like she's exacting retribution on you. That's usually what it's about everything for hers personal. You can point to ten million examples at that but one of the best ones has nothing really to do with guns at all in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. A bill was proposed in Florida which if passed would replace the official state bird the mockingbird with a different species call the Scrub Jay. Clay Henderson was the president of the Florida Audubon Society in the late nineties and he knows the story. Well I heard about this initiative to designate the scrub as Florida state. Bird from Howard. Futch Howard. Futch was a state representative from our county over by Cape Canaveral. Howard was not a bunny hugger. Howard was a true blue conservative Republican. In fact he had been chairman of the Republican Party County before his election to legislature Howard called. Tell me that school children in his county had sent him a petition signed by thousands of them asking for him to introduce a bill to name describe J. as the State Bird And he wants to know if Audubon society would support that in a sort of a course will enthusiastically support. That Howard said that he was really excited about the students getting involved in the process that he was going to hope that this would be a learning experience for them and they would be able to follow the course of the bill as it moved through the legislature. This was just really good for these kids and that resulted in about ten thousand schoolchildren signing petitions that were sent to the legislature supporting this bill and of course from our perspective Autobahn Society. That was good because part of this is raising awareness about the plight of this very special bird. Scrubbed J. as we say as Florida's only indigenous bird in other words it's the only bird that only lives in Florida. What's really interesting about them is that they will have. You put your hand out with a Pena. They'll come and rest in your hand and take that peanut from you. There could not be more docile or friendly bird than the Scrub Jay. The bill have a lot of support when it was filed. It received press attention of the school kids getting behind it added to it. Nobody was against Scrub Jays. The bill was expected to breeze through then Marion. Hammers showed up when she walked into the committee. Meeting that day took everybody by surprise. Hammer began berating strub. J. In no uncertain terms she basically made fun of it compared the Scrub Jay begging bird. If we made this the state bird it would be endorsing the welfare state. She just came in and belittle the whole thing but she also used with conservative touchdowns to get her point across in defending her position. Hammer said of the Scrub Jay quote. They eat the eggs of other birds. That's robbery and murder. I don't even think they can sing. She also added quote. Begging for. Food is sweet. It's lazy and it's a welfare mentality was ambush. She chose to appear Baker. Stand and make sure the bill got killed of us. What she did she kill it. She came out there and took a shot at the Scrub Jay. Because she could. This was just bear in hammer throwing her wedding around. I don't think she cared about strub. Jay's Klay Henderson has a pretty good idea about what really motivated Marion Hammer to show up at the meeting. That day I've always thought that her interest in killing the bill was she was upset with me and the Audubon society the year before I had served on the Constitution Revision Commission and by very close vote including mine. We had cut onto the ballot it constitutional or choir three day waiting period for the purchase of hand guts. It was approved so I always thought this was about her trying to get back at us for our involvement in that issue the lawmakers decide to vote down the motion to make the state bird the scrub Jay and by the way that situation played out a bunch more times and every time the bird has come up she has then also showed up to the legislature to denounce it on the floor. So the scruffy scrubbed. It has been a very maligned creature. Marian Hammers Hatred for the scrub. Jay is matched by her fondness for Wayne La Pierre. She's been a strident supporter of Wayne's for decades but according to tax records that support has been rewarded handsomely by the NRA and hammer is just one of almost a quarter of the board members receiving money directly from the NRA. Why is this significant? You might ask for one payment to board members of nonprofit organizations like the NRA raises serious conflict of interest questions but second board members vote on NRA business business like approving financial transactions electing new board members and keeping Wayne Lapierre's empower for almost thirty years. And they say so. You donate a thousand dollars. I said no several million when any organization drifts wrong direction. It's the dewey of its members to rate a happy board member will not be too rigorous about killing the golden goose. I'm Andrew Jenks. This is gangster capitalism season to the NRA go the critically acclaimed HBO film. Bad Education Stars Academy Award winner. Hugh Jackman an Academy Award winner. Allison Janney as Long Island. School district supervisors who find themselves at the center of a major scandal. Based on actual events the story follows. Hugh Jackman Ze. Frank Tassone a passionate but greedy superintendent. Whose hard work and loyalty from his assistant. Superintendent Pam gluskin played by Allison. Janney earns their schools national recognition when a student reporters puff piece raises some red flags. An intense investigation of the administration begins and frank finds himself going to great lengths to uphold delusion of success. Thoroughbreds Director Corey Finley depicts. What indie wire calls a masterful and at diabolically smart crime story with biting humor elevated Jackman Johnny and the Supporting Cast Including Ray Romano and Geraldine? Viswanathan -education is available on. Hbo Now and go and catch it streaming soon on Hbo Max This Organization. His we are under with an. We do not need to be under attack from the end. That's Marion Hammer at eighty years old addressing the membership last April at the annual convention in Indianapolis. You may remember that from episode to Hammer speaking out against allowing the whole membership to vote on a resolution to depose Wayne La Pierre and members of the board like herself. She's been a board member for almost forty years and a major wayne supporter during her tenure. But what can't be ignored are the ways in which Marion Hammer has been supported by the NRA in addition to her role on the NRA board of Directors Hammers also the sole paid employee of her nonprofit called Unified Sportsman of Florida which is an NRA gun rights affiliate Marion collects an annual salary from both the NRA and from USF which combined has told at least three point four million dollars between two thousand four and two thousand eighteen. This is a major. Red Flag by itself would is drawn. Recent scrutiny is that hammer has issued herself to stunningly low interest loans from USF despite the fact that our nonprofit was operating at a deficit hammer claims that the loans came from her personal retirement account. But when asked about this for a news story she declined to produce documents supporting her claim. These loans totaled more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars and were used to purchase property including homes for her daughter and granddaughter. Florida law prohibits nonprofits from issuing loans for personal use. The purpose of aboard member is often to become a major contributor to the organization but also people that have a special expertise. They are fiduciaries for the organization. The thought of self should be renounced and that means that they shouldn't be lining their own pockets at the expense of the organization. This is Jim Fishman. A professor of nonprofit law at Pace University in New York and the CO author of New York nonprofit law and practice generally with a board member. You are expected to give or get and what that means is the organization may have a minimum limit that a board member is expected to contribute to the organization and board member can write their own check or if they have wealthy friends can raise that amount through the get the. Nra is one of the few boards that I've heard of where directors are not expected to support the organization financially. It's one of the rare cases where there's no giving but it's the board member that's getting. I've really chosen the wrong boards over the years. I mean I've never heard of this before as it turns out Marion Hammer is just one example of an NRA. Board member receiving money directly from the organization reports show that no less than eighteen members of the board have received money for things like writing. Nra publications consulting membership commissions a used truck antique guns and autographed Guitars. It seems that most of these payments to the board members were approved by the board members after they were already paid. One quarter of the board members have received consulting agreement various kinds of benefits from tens of thousands of dollars to up to three million dollars. This is just incredible. The reason for it I imagine. Is that a happy board. Member will be not too rigorous against Mr Lapierre. Will they be influenced about killing the golden goose when hearing about the way Wayne Lapierre and his allies on the board have personally benefited from membership money? It's easy to forget about the people who actually give the NRA its power and money. The actual members the small donors and the grassroots fundraisers. These are the people shoveling coal into the engine while trusting those on deck to avoid the icebergs fortunately we received a tip from one of those grassroots fundraisers a Wisconsin man named Scott teach who after volunteering to raise money for the NRA for over a decade was offered a full time position at the organization back in two thousand four. When they offered the job. I knew I was going to take a substantial cut in pay actually about two-thirds cut in pay that how is used to but my father had always said that they've never made hearses with luggage racks and since we were pretty much debt free. My heart was in this and we accepted. The position went on from there. Scott had owned his own business. Earning one hundred thirty thousand dollars a year and now he was making forty five thousand dollars a year but Scott didn't take the position for the pay. His job was to solicit donations in his home. State of Wisconsin for the NRA foundation the Organization's charitable arm and Scott which trust to donors some giving just ten in twenty dollars that their money was going directly towards state and national programs not toward paying staff. Lay Cam. Everything was transparent. That was probably one of the primary sales pitches that field trips and volunteers would stress when out soliciting for funds. Donations was that there no paid employees. There was some overhead. Such a shipping cost for materials. Things like that but no employees were on the books of the NRA foundation and of course those donations to the foundation are tax deductible because they go directly towards education programs for the NRA not lobbying or political advocacy. It would have to be used only for public benefit programs. Fifty percent of all the funds raised in each state would be earmarked that it would only be spent within that state. The other fifty percent was to support national public benefit programs. I actually would manage the numbers that all of the revenue would go to headquarters foundation and then at the end of the year headquarters would send me reports and you know. Here's the total money that you raised. Divide that by two. Here's the amount that will be available for the Wisconsin. Annual State Fund Committee Meeting. The system worked flawlessly in my opinion then right around the time that the NRA began to have serious. Financial Difficulties. Scott noticed that things weren't working so flawlessly anymore in two thousand seventeen. What I personally started noticing was headquarters questioning a lot of the state grants having more discretion on what they would decide to fund or not win prior to that that was always the decision of each specific state fund committee so long as it was legal and ethical ended. Fifth the foundation's mission statement can suddenly. They're micromanaging you know. Well we could do something better with the money and I got Kinda short with it because it was like well. It's not your money for the State of Wisconsin. So this is what the volunteers and the people active underground feels that it would be best used for in the past they always would give the State Fund Committee the following year where that money went suddenly in two thousand seventeen. I'm not getting that report in when I inquire why the answer was well. That's on a need to know being the State Secretary for the foundation in Wisconsin. I definitely was in a need to know to follow the money in twenty eighteen. Flat out just said No. We're not giving you those numbers and it was just unheard of when they stopped giving us answers and here we are. GonNa Field and we're asking for the answers so that we can explain it to donors and volunteers which are the two key groups of people that make this all happen in. If they have questions the worst thing that you can do is not give him an answer because the source will suddenly try real quick. The first thing I thought of is this is something that should be investigated because it's tax free money. That by law can only be used for public benefit but according to Scott in June of two thousand nineteen key in a room full of Field Reps. We're finally told where some of that money was going well. We were told that now. Our income the overhead the vehicles that we drive everything all the expenses that are generated by field representatives out in the field. Were going to now be paid out of funds that were raised by the foundation so essentially the donations that Scott was soliciting would pay his salary and the pitch that he and others like him had been making for so long then. All of the money was going toward public. Programs was now ally most of the field reps in the room at the time. I think there was fifty one. We were pretty adamant about wait a minute. This here took us not only by surprise. But how are we to explain this to not only the volunteers but donors that we've been saying for twenty seven years that this is one of the key things if you donate a dollar to the NRA foundation to ninety nine percent of that is going to go to a cause that there's nobody making you know there's no personal gainer that in between and that was now all the window and that's where a lot of flakes ter- coming up their biggest concerns field reps concern at the time was. How do we explain this now to the donor in the volunteers which we've been saying just the opposite for twenty seven years and when I demanded that answer all I got was? We'll don't say anything. I was not kind to lie to them and To not tell them the whole truth about changes would be the same as light into them so I had to put in my resignation along with many other field reps finding out the tax free donations. He solicited we're now paying his salary. Scott had had enough after sixteen years as a fulltime employees at another twelve on top of that as a volunteer. He quit his job at the NRA here. Scott rates portion of a speech she made at a banquet addressing his resignation. I've always said that one cannot fix anything from the outside looking in that said change is inevitable and we all must always adapt in order to improve when any organization drifts in the wrong direction. It's the dewey of its members to write it and the best place to start is to remind the few in management positions that they in fact worked for an answer to five and a half million members not the other way around and all corporations that I know of which have a board of directors the board oversees and controls all operations the duties of the officers and chief executive officer with the NRA. 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He was just out there collecting donations but some members who give donations are disenchanted to chief among them. Is David Delay Keila? David joined the NRA twenty years ago with a lifetime membership and over time he and his wife Marita increased their donations. Then they decided to do what many others have done put the NRA into their will. So I called them and said Hey we want to set up interstate plan. I say so. You want to donate a thousand dollars. I said No. My states were several million. The Lockyer's pledged ten million dollars to the NRA but over the span of a year. They became so upset with all of the news about membership money. Going to Wayne Lapierre and members of the board that they decided to spearhead of movement to withhold substantial gifts. Like there's in toll there's a major shake-up here's Marina de la Hoya. I received a list of donors that included all of the donors that have left. Nra in their estate planning so I had reached out to many if not all of them and them if they felt the same way that we did that all this greed and self dealing and unbelievable spending on luxurious items was not what we had planned should happen with our money and that we were going to change our will withhold any and all future donations to the NRA. So I reached out to them and I said would you like to join our movement? Others did join quite a few and it's added up to over one hundred sixty five million dollars in withheld donations but the lock. You didn't stop there. They also filed a class action lawsuit against Wayne Lapierre and the NRA for fraud the lawsuit claims that Wayne and the NRA use donations that were earmarked for things like hunting and marksmanship programs and instead use that money for things like luxury suits private jet travel and payments to board members. When I saw what Wayne's doing with these monies it just disgusts me. Shake my head. I told them in my letter to the Board. That trains left the station. I'm not gonNA discuss whether it's true or not because at this point it's a relevant. I mean we're past that. In addition to coordinating the withholding of one hundred sixty five million dollars from the NRA. The documents also started help save the NRA dot com the banner at the top of the homepage says retire Lapierre's and they've handed out failing grades two board members who support the current law peer regime. These are the same type of grades that the NRA gives to politicians according to how they align with the NRA but to the Dallas. It's nothing personal. I'm not pro Wayne. I'm not anti Wayne on this objective. Wayne and he's been gracious to me. He and his wife had been gracious to my wife. And I. It's just that enough is enough not gonNA be any money into as my website stated Wayne in the management teams. We move in the board is restructured. No they're not gonNA get a dime. The sooner I get this thing done the sooner I go back to retirement because I'm done. I'm going to give back to hunting fishing so it has nothing personal at all. The problems are adding up for Wayne Lop Ear. And his inner circle with donors like David Locke Ula jumping ship a huge amount of revenue for the NRA is drying up on top of that internal conflicts have turned into incredibly expensive legal battles but perhaps the greatest danger to the NRA is external. There are several open investigations into the tax exempt status of the NRA which threatened to significantly alter the NRA's ability to operate. So where does that leave? The Board of Directors nonprofit attorney and author. Jim Fishman has some advice. I would want to listen to what kind of liability I would have as a board member if I was engaged in interested transactions. And what do I have to do if this goes forward and then I probably resigned from ward in fact I would resign right away. New York is one of the few states in the United States. That has an active attorney. General's Charities Bureau and so the NRA has the bad luck to be in a state where there is enforcement now under New York law conflicts of interest are not against the law but what New York does is require very close scrutiny of those kinds of transactions none of that was done with the NRA until there began to be conflicts lawsuits criticism. Then what they tried to do was to ratify these transactions in the case of the NRA once the hounds were let out of their cages. After the organization's attorney decided They should ratify all of these transactions over the past several years. I don't think that's going to pass the smell test. It's clearly just an attempt to procedurally. Do what they had failed do in a Wall Street Journal. Article about the retroactive approval of some of these payments to board members attorney. Bill Brewer said quote the. Nra is committed to good governance. He added any. Such arrangements are quote meant to maximize the effective use of association resources and to further the organization's mission but the Attorney General of New York will announce the findings of her investigation. Soon and the results could be devastating. The attorney general can go to court to restructure the organization restructure its board to oust management to recoup management funds that were misspent and pressure the organization to dissolve what the NRA has to do is to show all of these transactions were fair reasonable in the corporation's best interests. That is a very very steep mountain to climb. I don't see how they can possibly do that. My guess and my guess is as good as anybody else's is that lop ear will be thrown under the uh us. I think when the Attorney General's report comes out Lop Ear will be chopped liver. Of course there are those board members who will likely go down with the ship. Here's an excerpt from an email written by a former president longtime board member and Hater of the Florida Scrub Jay. Let's face it. Define ince's the membership numbers and all our accomplishments along with the respect and love. Our members have for him are clear indication. That Wayne was the right person for the job every job he has held at. Nra You should recognize that no one no one has accomplished as much for the NRA as Wayne Lot Pierre. He has earned our respect our loyalty and our support signed an IRA past President Marian Hammer. It makes sense here to give. Scott teach the last word. I'll just be frank that it really pisses me off when people think you know tease you you bad. Malkin the NRA or it's people like you that are damaging in our a and that really gets me mad because I've dedicated my life to the National Rifle Association to see what we worked for two just having brought down simply because agreed. It's really disgraceful. The bottom line is you know my wife and I and many dedicated our lives to the National Rifle Association as the oldest civil rights organization in the world. I'm speaking up because I believe in the NRA and we have to get rid of those that are actually doing harm for their own personal gain. I gained nothing. I actually lost a lot voluntarily. Nobody owes me anything. I took that upon myself but one of the mortal sins that I see here of top people is simply outright. Greed is what it all comes down to. It's just disgraceful. Next time on gangster capitalism. It seems as though all of the turmoil inside the National Rifle Association has finally caught up to the nation's most powerful special interest group where we are right now we probably billions of dollars under billion dollar bid. So what does that mean for? The future of Wayne La Pierre and the organization that he is controlled for so many years. 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Ep 454 | LYING: The One Thing Adam Schiff Is Good At | Guests: Josh Hammer, Giancarlo Sopo & Jaco Booyens

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Ep 454 | LYING: The One Thing Adam Schiff Is Good At | Guests: Josh Hammer, Giancarlo Sopo & Jaco Booyens

"Today on the news and why it matters an update on the impeachment trial Adam Schiff it turns out may have mischaracterized evidence Who would have guessed that would have happened and Also Tulsi Sues Hillary and Joe Biden snaps on a reporter. We've got a lot coming up. Starts Right now Welcome to the news and why it matters. I am Sierra Gonzalez. Today joined in Dallas on this dreary day. Eh by Mr Josh Hammer from the daily wire. We've got Josh number back in the House. And he was early today. Hard to believe it really was hard to believe. It's at the rainy weather to get my. I bought off my couch. We've got yakult buoyant back in the House of course president and founder of share together and also filmmaker jack-of-all-trades Jackie-o Yakult ten times fast. Jacques who you can make me okay. So how do you say And then we've got Giancarlo. See it's much more fun. When I say it the way that I say it Giancarlo Sopo the blaze Dot com the blazers very own Giancarlo Carlo? 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I just I tweeted this earlier but honestly watching the impeachment trial makes me feel dead inside. I just it's so so insufferable to watch these people On their pedestals on their high horses talking about the you know the GOP is cheating This is a sham. You Know Josh. What is your take on? What's going on so far? My take is that I feel like I'm back in Middle School in the midst of like an old school cafeteria. Food fight right right. I mean the Chief Justice United States Supreme Court a fairly stayed laid-back man. Literally past midnight on the East Coast last night. Had To chime in to to reprimand both sides for acting like smarmy school children So I mean look it's the atom shift show. He actually showed up. Actually I'M GONNA give credit cards. Do he actually was a little more coherent than he was in the house. The problem for the Democrats courses that on the substance on the merits of what. We're talking about here. They don't have the case so shift can blow the eight. He's he's very very good Tania Narrative these very good frankly lying he lodged the American people for two years straight but reported a purported trump Russia collusion evidence. We have in founded. So he's he's very good at putting on a show he's telling compelling narrative that the left and the MSN WanNa hear but they ultimately have no case. I am frankly utterly bored by this. It is a remarkably boring. I can't believe how many hours already I guess I do this for a living. Sometimes I ask myself why but here we are right. I mean I love my job every other time and then I do stuff like like this and watch the democratic debates. And I'm like what do I do this. Why don't I get paid like hazard pay or time and a half or something in order to watch this garbage Yaku so Adam Schiff. I WANNA play this clip of Adam Schiff. Because as as Josh pointed out he is very good at painting this narrative. Now whether it's true. Oh well it's not let me just yeah. I know. I'm sorry I'm sorry to put you through this again but let's see Adam Schiff talking talking about. I mean basically admitting what the Democrats want to do which is prevent trump from being elected in twenty twenty watch. The House did not take this extraordinarily extraordinary step lightly as we will. Discuss impeachment exists cases in which the conduct of the president rises is is beyond mere policies disputes to be decided otherwise and without urgency at the ballot box instead. We are here today to consider a much much more grave matter and that is an attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election for precisely this reason. The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box for we cannot be assured that the vote we'll be fairly one incorrectly using his office to gain political advantage in abusing the powers of that office in such a way to jeopardize our national security and the integrity of our elections in obstructing the investigation into his own wrongdoing. The president has shown own that he believes that he's above the law. So which law was it that they propose that he bro. You got so much to say about. There's I'm actually quite excited about this. I'll carry this. Carry this one for the team. Could Listen America rains. This is their campaign. This is their presidential campaign for twenty twenty. This is how they're going to campaign because they have no candidate they also know two of the candidates strapped strapped to a chair writing little. I love you notes to Schiff and one other guy who can be lucid. Enough is out there campaigning. In Joe Biden who should be subpoenaed. Go look this is a joke Marsha. Blackburn said it lies now this is their campaign. It's a circus show. The reasons shift behaved well yesterday's because he knows he's now actually unreal chamber and he's outranked he's a good school boy in the principal's office. This is why you're seeing him actually read and prepare and have these notes. Look this is their campaign. This is their last Hurrah. They went all in in this rolette game. They bet the House the American people sit. Were a little bit smarter than you. That they're highly board. The ratings are down. Nobody's watching them to bites the law. That was broken was no law broken right no obstruction of justice. Four days ago they'd against it. He halted the funding funding. Never know the funding arrived. The aid arrived. The eight wasn't without. He's just doing his job. What is the number one? The job of the United States. We hadn't asked this question in a long time by the way not even with President Bush. Keep this country safe. The Guy Just said look I'm going to check and balance everything right and we're going to send you right but you got to know we're watching. These guys are treading water. What you're going to start seeing this is I love this I love? I love this because this circus show is the sinking ship. It's the titanic. They've hit the iceberg. And now it's just like when will the captain jump. WHEN WHEN WILL NANCY JUMP WIND SHIFT GONNA jump right and there's no life raft is going to save them? The American people do smart. Come on point. That's great. I love that analogy by the way Giancarlo so the mischaracterization of evidence on top of all of this dog and pony show saying president trump was cheating making all of these assertions that Adam Schiff cannot prove There's also a new report that came out that says that he mischaracterized evidence that was used in the house. Democrats impeachment investigation. Apparently he sent a letter to how she does share a chairman Jerry Nadler last week but summarizes a quote trove of evidence evidence from love partners. Who of course is a little bit of trouble He's an associate of Rudy. Giuliani and in one section of the letter shift claims that parnes continued to try I to arrange a meeting with presidents alinsky citing specific TUSLA's text message exchange and unredacted version of the exchange shows that got Apparently it's not exactly what shifts said and Shift really really mischaracterize. The entire situation And of course that was used in the investigation. Let me ask you a question that I think I know the answer to. Does this. Surprise you at all. I want to make three points. I is that if you watch this on mute. It looks like you're watching. Roger Rabbit looks like judge. It was crazy is coming. Just terrible. So point number two. Obviously obviously Adam Schiff has been mischaracterizing. His all the evidence in this case since the beginning we saw Russia. Yeah Oh gosh pointed out. Yeah so we. I saw that he made up a conversation. Just point blank D- During the house proceedings. So yesterday we got the information that you just mentioned which is that he mischaracterized What was like a text message between partners and and and and Rudy Giuliani? So it seems to me what what he was seeing right here is that Democrats are already conceding. The twenty two thousand election. They're setting up as well. This election was rigged They're they're laying the groundwork for that and that's what's coming across very clearly during the first day of the impeachment testimony which is so interesting because remember. I'm old enough to remember in in what sixteen when we were told by the Democrats. What if Donald Trump doesn't accept the result of the election right? He's not going to accept the results and here we have. The Democrat is the the accuser always historically we can go back to genesis one. The accuser accuses me of what. He's doing This is this fishes projection projection. Yeah this is but he said something in there. Let's not let it slip. He said something in there right. That said the American people cannot decide at the ballot box. That sentence should not come out of any politician's mouth ever. I don't care what follows the sentence on on this issue on. The impeachment of the American people always decide. He doesn't trust US right for me. Buddy yeah we play your patriots addictive. Let's tripping condescension for the median American voter right. We we see we see this across the spectrum for decades both In the in the judicial show branch across the legal profession all the barriers private institutions from Hollywood's the fortune. Five hundred at the left institutionally controls. They have this dripping disdain disdain for heartland flyover country people just normal Americans go to church pay their taxes. Don't want to be assaulted by illegal alien on the street but please buy movie tickets. Yeah exactly the theater sound like the left never loses an election. They've never lost an election. Apparently it's always the Republicans cheated Stacey Abrams install around choosing yourself as like a like the real governor of Georgia's especially it really is. Yeah so these people are draining. I mean Andrew Gill doing the same thing in Florida Boorda. The left apparently has never lost an election in history. It's it's fascinating weren't So Adam Schiff also kind of panicking a little bit with this whole all Whether or not Hunter Biden is going to be called to testify he issued a strongly-worded statement to CBS News. Last night He said there was allegedly league. This witness trade deal where Republicans were going to trade John Bolton to testify for a quote one might say one might say that four. Dr Hunter Biden Adam. Schiff said that it was an abuse. I can't believe this. It was an abuse of the process. Even though I I heard Senate Democrats were like like okay. We go for that and Adam Schiff is like no. We don't want to do that. That is an abuse of the process. He said Hunter Biden for example. Can't tell us anything about whether the president withheld military aid whether he withheld buddy to coerce Ukraine to con to conduct political investigations. Or why he wouldn't meet with the president of Ukraine. It's like the body can't tell us how he's dead. Abused White House power to get him right. Like where's the context with there's context to what they are saying and Adam shift just wants to take all the context roll it all up ball it up and throw it out the window because if you take context in this oh they might not have a case you know. He's totally just is blowing smoke. You're obviously you know my daily Wire Ben. Shapiro has less common national review back in October. He laid it out really well. There are two theories for this impeachment. There is what Ben Calls the the get Biden theory and then there's the other theory that he calls the miasma of corruption theory. The only difference between those two theories is the president's objective intent what he intended tended to do by withholding the eight hundred Biden can say a ton that is directly relevant to that because if we know the reason the corruption was a huge which part of why it was withholding the aid he was attaching legitimate corruption related strings on doling out of foreign aid which by the way every year polls one of the most politically unpopular elements events of the entire federal budget. Then we'll have direct evidence to get to whether it was the get by angry or the miasma of Crawford due to one hundred can speak directly to the very crux of this issue issue. In a way that perhaps John Boulter any other perspective witness might not even be able to do. It's definitely exculpatory well. It's interesting to Yakult last word here. You know if Hunter Biden can't provide any sort of detail and Hunter Biden just knows nothing and is going to get up on the stand and just say I don't know I don't know I don't know why not. Just put them up there and let them say the Republicans are happy. Yeah why why. Why are you killing fires and start pointing accusing the deflecting again? When we start talking concubine and look at them shift? Just this reading is easy to read. Actually you know it's terrible poker player. Read him he panics because they know where the real smoking gun lies. It's in their camp. They know they've been doing this for years to the American people. They've been plundering and abusing their power for years for decades right. And so now finally you got a guy our presidents standing. You're saying I'M GONNA call you what you have come on. Let's play play poker. Let's play show me. I don't take enough. We take a bad guy act overnight. While you're sleeping you wake up on. This is now all right back in a minute with Tulsi Suing Hillary Clinton. Get your popcorn ready. Anyone anyone us at this table is our dad. Mr For we get back into it. We would like to thank our sponsor Patriot mobile so all of you who are watching or listening to the show Yeah if you're not with Patriot mobile you're probably paying way too much money for your cell phone plan. And that's not even the worst part the places that you do use They're donating. 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If you use the offer code news you'll get a free month's service if you open up a new line you can also call their customer service team if you you still use phones for what their original intent was. It's eight seven seven three six seven seven five to four vote with your dollars support. Conservative companies go to Patriot Korea mobile dot com slash news. Enter Promo Code News. Get you a free month of service. Tulsi Gabbard who presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced onced this morning that she has filed a defamation Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton for Clinton's claims that Gabbard is a Russian asset of course Tolsey said that that Clinton quote deliberately and maliciously made false statements in an attempt to derail goblets campaign and She said one of my favorite parts. It was when she She said that she just can't shoot a failed presidential candidate or something. I forget what it. It's not on here as not on here Out of personal out of personal animus political nitty or feel fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated nominated And she's a cutthroat politician by any account now. There are a lot of people josh. I know you're an attorney. Some come to you I for the For the lawsuit question. How difficult is going to be to prove in court very hard as short answer? So this case was wrongly decided in my opinion but there is a nineteen sixty I five. US Supreme Court case New York Times versus Sullivan. That fabric it. Basically Wha- what they did was got rid of the past three to four hundred years of common law defamation Shen and implemented what is known as the actual malice standard for public officials and public figures so for a public official Tulsi Gabbard in order to prove defamation need to prove that Hillary Clinton subjective intent was one of quote actual malice. It's a very very high standard. The court actually just dealt with this last term was built it was bill. Oh cosby case. Actually so very hard to succeed on these grounds the case most originalist and constitutional thing was wrongly decided. I Clarence Thomas in the cosby case. Reading a you nice opinion kind of his excoriating the doctrine I agree with that but she's going to have very hard time proven is in court for the record. I'm not about trying to get sued. But tells the guy going to call her rushing acid but I will say she happens to love Poon's favorite Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad. A lot she does that is true so yeah coup obviously a hard case to prove you gotta believe this is just for the optics right one hundred percent one. It's Hillary wanting to be relevant by engaging in conversation in in Tulsa also in and of course Tulsi stabbing back saying I am actually a powerhouse because there's a little bit of an ego crack that he got understand right she's not getting the support internally from our own party it's not. It's not going the way she's being pushed. Let's be honest. They know the horses that they WANNA run. So this is a this is a tit-for-tat this is two girls who obviously are dealing with a little bit of a an inferiority complex going after each other and for Hillary relevancy. She's she's GonNa engage anywhere she can and she picked Tolsey and she's going to go after and and I thought well to yuccas point Giancarlo you know. Hillary was just in the news yesterday for her remarks about Bernie Sanders which kind of lends credibility into his theory that she just wants to stay in the news and keep yourself relevant by saying crazy stuff. It seems to like to anyone in American politics the best thing you could have is Hillary Clinton as your opponent obviously not if you want to continue living but if you want to go up in the polls you definitely want to get into a fight with Hillary Clinton So I I do think this is a smart move by Tulsi politically. I think the last time when they When they traded barbs I think it was like last October or something and then we saw Tolsey Catapulted in the New Hampshire polls so I wouldn't be surprised if he was trying to Restart that skirmish just to see if it'll help her out. I also fully. I agree with Josh I. I think they're actually been Prior to when Hillary pointed this out Tolsey Zone Hometown newspaper in Hawaii pointed pointed out that her that some of the people around her like some very odd relationships with Russia One person actually pretty close to her was like her communications inside. visor was accused of being an unregistered agent for for Russia so it. I don't want to defend Hillary Clinton but I I don't think it's also may she's not like making out of thin air either. Yeah Joe Biden. Who Joe Biden is in a little bit of hot water after he lashed out at a reporter quarter who was asking him whether or not he accepted Bernie Sanders apology for which is so stupid. You guys are in the middle of a presidential race like you don't have to apologize every time you say something mean or bad about the other one but Joe Biden. Got This weird. Look in his eye and then he kind of like went for the guy and stopped himself. It's really weird. Watch watch yesterday. You said you accepted Bernie's politics attacking. What are you doing that? Why wasn't apology enough? Okay why why attack nervous come now. It's okay he apologized for saying that I. I didn't racing about whether or not I was telling the truth less secured at O'Keefe's faces to me. He's like Whoa all right there. Joe I mean did it not just me. Did it not feel l. like he almost snapped and kind of range himself back in those awkward. I mean like in high school my friends. He's stupid like Awkward Turtle Thing. I mean me like that was like an awkward an awkward turtle moments right. I mean but it's also just who Joe Biden is he's been doing this crap on the stump for thirty forty years. Now I mean he's he's had these gaffes all throughout his career. It hasn't really affected him. Montes obviously risen pretty far in life so these things in my opinion will not politically hurt him as kind of the equation this point but objectively speaking seeking not good luck. Yeah Yeah Look. I don't think it's going to hurt him because he's done this. But but I'm just telling you maybe you guys are too young when you start tightening vise grip right right pressure reveals a lot. This squeeze that to a toothpaste and you're seeing it across the board with the DEM's with these leftist. You seeing pressure is it's just pressure I love it pushing keep the prices like running back this coming down the middle new say a dairy just stopped me. This is the freight train. The trump train is running. And we're saying saying we're coming for you and these guys are panicking just pressure but but it's not gonNA hurt him. Yeah so I know Ed O'Keefe Thought that was like a you could tell him his face that he was actually frightened. You imagine if trump did this to reporter he'd be like the Democrats would be calling for him to be ladies and salt or something. Trump tells a reporter to be quiet and they tell us that it's an assault on the first amendment so I can't even imagine all right back in a minute physical custody he did I. I know that's the thing is like hey coming up in overtime Speaking of Joe Biden well. He believes that ice should not deport drunk driving illegal aliens. Isn't that sweet. We should just let people who are in our country illegally. Who Oh I don't know like drink and drive and kill? People should just let them stay. Make him make themselves cozy. What could possibly go wrong Also Greta tune bug was back in Davos yesterday. And she's here to tell you that you are wrong about everything mostly the environment and Elizabeth Warren promises that half of her Cabinet will be women or non binary people whatever that means. I don't know we've got a lot coming up If you have not yet subscribed you've got to go to blaze. TV DOT COM com. Enter Promo Code News. You can get you ten dollars off of your annual subscription. Oh by the way. We've got another a chalkboard coming out from Glenn soon and it's going to kind of explain. Meanwhile all of that Ukrainian money was withheld. It all is gonNa make so much sense when you see it but you gotta subscribe blaze. TV Dot com overtime start. Snuck Glenn Nail this Ukraine up next and joy bonus overtime content from the news and why it matters available exclusively for podcast August listeners and blaze TV subscribers not a subscriber start your free trial at blaze TV DOT com. Speaking of Joe Biden and crazy. He was a twenty twenty election forum with Vice News and he was asked about Ice Jason whether or not he would deport individuals who have committed felonies. He gave a kind of a weird answer and wanted to make a discrepancy that he does not count drunk driving as a felony watch. What exact changes? Would you bring to Isis and agency. I would hold ice agents accountable. If in fact they stepped over. My executive orders is which is no arrest of anyone outside of their school. Look at you know. One of the things that's happening is particularly for. Latino Hispanic. Kids is incredible pressure on them. In terms of their their their sense of security they go off to school wondering whether or mom comes comes and picks them up. Is She not going to be there because a nice edge and was there to arrest her or they take he. She takes him to the doctor that she's going to not be there because she is undocumented and the culture change the culture by saying you're going to get fired you're fired if in fact you do that. You only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that's committed and I don't count drunk driving as a felony well. What addenda to all the mountain lost their children in the hands of drunk driver? Yeah Yeah No. It's absolutely insane. I also specialize like someone who's Hispanic I find it incredibly demeaning the always. He's talked us as it were victims. I don't know if you notice that right there. I want you to believe that yet and I think what this clip just what actually showed. Is that Joe Biden and actually I think he had the right decision on this issue earlier earlier in the campaign but then he started getting pressures from all these these left wing activist groups and would've chose that Joe Biden asked. President is not someone who's going to stand up to the communist wing of the the Democratic Party and and that's a big reason why I I it's very influenceable. Yeah Yeah He. He's an incredible easy influence. Also who helps heat to decide right which laws we don't enforce right drunk driving is a is a is a crime in all fifty states. Josh can probably talk talk more about that. So you have to enforce enforce the law if if if you have a deportation order on someone and they commit a felony of course you have to execute it Josh. So lots of impact there from illegal respective going going back until the founding of this country really on uninterupted stream of court decisions up until the past fifteen twenty years maybe it has always been the case. Is that the Congress and the president can decide to deport an alien at any time for any reason whatsoever. You're actually not even tiled to due process frankly pure political critical decision it's called the plenary power doctrine immigration law. It is mind boggling in baffling to me with that indiscretion of the Congress and the president have always had that you wouldn't wouldn't just right off the bat deport people who are committing crimes and killing people by a drunk driving. Drunk driving is a huge scourge. You know my Daniel Horowitz who works here ablaze. Media has actually been prolifically on this his issue. And I don't have the I don't know how the stats memorized. But he has shown that you cite statistics show that drunk. Driving is actually an idiosyncratic problem in a lot of the Watermelon Honduran culture jurors that were that are coming here illegally I I guess. A higher percentage of people in those countries more so the rest of the world that is socially acceptable to dry while under the influence. This palms actually only getting worse on to hear a would be commander in chief. Speak so off the cough like this is. It's very harrowing scare us. Frankly if you listen. Listen to the way he's speaking. He's attacking our law enforcement. Yes this is a commander in chief that that is placating them threatening to attack law enforcement versus. Hey we need law and order in this country. I'M GONNA stand by my men and women in blue who sacrificed their life every day every day every situation ice goes in and we we work with Isis traffic. I mean you kidding me. I salute these guys. These men and women. They're champions right. And so this it's the way he's posturing himself saying. I'm going to be the commander interim chief that's GonNa placate anybody in France and oh by the way I don't I don't respect law enforcement or our loss sitting on the stage last week with Jerry Falwell Junior at the falkirk center liberty and he said we're GONNA have civil. Disobedience Watch in in Virginia in March happens and then you got this police officer saying we will not enforce that bill. It's unconstitutional right. General population saying wait a minute. You can't say that as a potential commander in chief. There's no way that's going to fly with a mom who has to send her to underscore and by the way if you if your mom's GonNa pick you up because he's illegal you should be worried the and that was what I was Gonna go point out as well is you know. That's what we see so often from the left is just this emotional manipulation that well well. It's our job to protect these children from the crimes that their parents committed by entering this country illegally. And Giancarlo please you know Oh you well we are the The POC's here But I I mean it's like I hear that and I'm like okay first of all that's a slap in the face to everyone you included yakult everyone who immigrated here legally and done it the right way. It is not the government's job to protect the people because their parents messed up. I mean at what point do you make someone take responsibility for their wrongdoing. Yeah no I but what we're seeing here. So under the Obama Administration my my understanding is a president. Obama apparently deported a ton of people in the immigration actor activist groups. Don't like that so they've been trying to turn up the pressure on Joe Biden now for like the past year. So this is him re reacting to that and I think you're absolutely right if you're in this country we'd welcome you're right you're you're you're in this country. You came here legally fantastic. There's a nice big as president. Trump should be beautiful door for you right. We have people honestly like like my mother-in-law we'd we'd love to for her to to to come to visit the US. I can't bring her over and I'm not gonNa try to sneak across the border or anything like that so we have to like do know whether it's legal and it's not fair for people like her who are waiting in line for for people who who enter the country illegally to get any kind of preferential treatment especially to circumvent laws pertaining to drunk driving. This is absolutely insane All right so Greta. President Trump Responded Wednesday to a Speech from our good friend an Greta Tune Bergh She went up at the Davos Economic Forum. She went up. She did what she does. Best which is stand up on a stage and point her finger her a bunch of world leaders and tell them that she the seventeen year old knows better than all of them. Here's what she had to say the sex clear but they're still too uncomfortable so for you to address you. Just leave it because I think it's too depressing and people will give up. The people will not give up. You are the ones who are giving up. I wonder what will you tell. Your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing climate. Climate chaos the knowingly brought upon them that seems so bad for the economy that we decided to resign. The idea of securing future living conditions without even trying. Our House is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour and we are telling you to act as if you love your children children above all else I mean. I don't need some kid telling me that I don't already love my children above all else But there was another part but that wasn't pictured here where she said we don't need action in twenty fifty or twenty thirty or twenty twenty one. We need action right now. Now And she said you know unlike your generation we are not going to stop and we are going to make sure that it gets done You know so everyone else's this is apparently lazy for not buying into all of the climate alarmist Nonsense dare I say nonsense that she spews I WanNa get all all of your take on this. But let's go ahead and listen to president. Trump's response to gratis speech. I think that some people are they put it at a level that is unrealistic to a point. You can't live your lives. We would have the cleanest water on earth. We what have the cleanest air on earth are numbers as you saw we had record numbers come out very recently. Our numbers of very very good. Our environmental numbers of water numbers are our numbers on air. There are tremendous. We have to do something about other continents we have to do something about other countries When we're clean and beautiful and everything's good but you have another continent where the fumes arising at levels that you can't believe I mean I think Greg autofocus those places but we are doing better right now than we've ever done in terms of cleanliness in terms of numbers? We have a beautiful ocean call the Pacific Ocean with thousands and thousands of tons of garbage flows toward us. And that's what they're by other countries so I think grenade has to start working on those other countries we have the best air that a big beautiful oceans that we have absolutely right though poor Greta. She's sixteen year olds from. It should be in school. She should be in school while her her parents are doing is abusive generating. Or how was she speaking to the World Forum Josh if I knew the answer to that question at this conference that it's covered by like CNBC The wall Financial Times. We should get like Ben Banenky only world. Lena Communist should be speaking there about like how to solve the world's economic problems not little teenage girl from Scandinavia. It's like an actual climate. Scientists look looks looks there well no actual climate scientists will go there and put his career career on the line and spew this stuff and bit all on black. Because he's a fully formed whole Brian. Individual Gra is not yet. She's a child physically. Weekly all the lobes and our brains not formed. She cannot project consequence. She is a one hundred percent being exploited. This child abuse at at the most epic proportions. We fight sex trafficking manipulation child abuse. Sixteen she's the prime suspect. That's why she's dead. That's why it's not some great right. Comment economists environmentalist. Because none of them would go up and get the world is falling chicken little. It's happening tomorrow. We're all GONNA die. None of them would do it because they know. Oh The sun's GonNa come up and people are going to brief greater. Can't comprehend what she's doing now. I'm not saying she's completely innocent but she's being exploited hundred percent also been reliably informed by. AFC that we're all going to die in ten years anyway. So I was very confusing because they sent twelve years and we had not been two years since they said the the twelve so I want to know where my two years went seven tomorrow right. How does that work out? I mean it's interesting Josh. Because you know and I did a video on on this yesterday That you can find at Sara Gonzalez unfiltered on Youtube. Yes go there and subscribe I did a video on this. And I you know I did the research for it and I actually researched before I spew And you know you look at how far back goes that. The climate alarmist were telling us there was is going to be mass starvation and then there was going to be mass extinction and then there was going to be an ice age. And then I mean it's like we have been told this since the sixties that impending pending doom is upon us if we don't do Xyz for the climate we seem to be living through it every single time Time magazine had that very famous cover in nineteen seventy twenty seven or seventy eight. I don't I'm not sure. The exact year is but the it was a very alarmist covering they had like an ice sheet and was telling us what we're going to go back to the ice ages. The hot trend of the time was global cooling rolling. So you know you you know to remind me of. Actually it kind of reminds me of how in a sense. We got trump because for decades. Let's just call Republican like a Nazi whatever and eventually the Republicans Publican's just in two thousand fifteen primary election. They literally do not care. No matter what you said about this guy they just went with it and the left like they cry wolf that they do this over and over again they have a very bad habit of no matter. What the context is? That's kind of what we're seeing here real quick on the on the prior segment. I want to emphasize. How correct trump is we talk to? How the global warming problem is really not America's Indian China combined for welding problem on this issue so he's completely right right about that and and if someone doesn't want to admit it or at least address their remarks to those specific countries and continents you have no credibility Elodie being on the stage? Of course. Yeah I mean look. I'm from Miami. I'm like a I. I'm like the last person who wants to rise right because my mom's house bureau era so this obviously to me. It's like a very important issue but what we're seeing here from the left is that they're taking serious issue. Which I think you know th there's a a lot of really fascinating resources that's got into it? And they're oversimplifying it. And selling a stupid soundbites and telling US and and and they're trying to get us in hyper emotional state because when you get someone in an a very emotional state. It's easy to get them to make very bad decisions. which is how people vote for Democrats? Look look there's not a maybe not a single okay. But there's very few Americans today there will say we should not be good stewards of the planet. We should right. Nobody wants them on. We are SOCI- risconsin. Maybe get it than anybody else in this country for our size our GDP. We're doing pretty darn well. Okay okay. Let's let's go look a little east. Okay let's go talk to China and some of the the just flippantly say we don't care right. Our president is one hundred percent right. I stand with you on it. I stand with you yes. It is an issue that we need to pay attention to we. Want your MOM's out safe. We absolutely do but context within context not grit In the early go in people in their ear in the speech writer. And it's really aimed at America. You know I actually think. The president handled that response. Really really the Yes. I agree totally agree All right really quickly. Because I know I promised Elizabeth Warren has promised to appoint women or non binary people to at least half of the top positions in the executive branch. If she wins the presidency she said our government officials could best serve the American public when they reflect the diversity the of the country itself And the federal government does a dismal job on divers diversity and inclusion. She also said she would. It'd be aggressive in rooting out. Corruption from trump era promising to create a special Justice Department Task Force to investigate violations by trump administration officials of federal bribery laws insider trading laws and other anti-corruption and public integrity laws and give that task force independent authority to pursue any substantiated criminal and civil violations So what could possibly go wrong. Josh Win we are promising that we will only we only care about people's gender when appointing them to like really high positions that matter in this country are trying to figure out what the term non binary areas can't keep them all there is such thing as intersex individuals hermaphrodites have sex organs of both male and female but beyond that I Taylor very old. Four narrowly normally. Yeah I is it a genetic anomaly. Aside from that I'm still trying to figure out what exactly the term gender binary entails but let you know more. Generally the whole left is approach to identity politics and political correctness multi-culturalism economies all those terms anonymously in this context it just goes against the entirety of what this country is suppose for literally goes against the Jeffersonian language in the Declaration of independence itself. We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. The America is America's can proof you very quickly. What have I'm not having this conversation? No more no more of this craziness. Okay two genders period in the story go live your life the way you WanNa live it but let's not entertain crazy anymore or we're going to start. Looks like Joe Come on well. It really quickly to to Josh's point we just had Martin Luther King Day on Monday. What did he say? I have have a dream that one day people will be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin or some sort of physical attribute. We've switched to pull supercar all the time supposed to judge people solely exclusively on some sort of physical attributes that they have and not on the content of their character. It's also you just absolutely insane. Do you know what percentage of the population is non binary now. I just looked up whatnot by its zero point. Two percent of the population identify as non binary finding many people. All two of them are going to be on her cabinet. I wanted to point that first part of that let statement you just read if you read it again and you take that to any conservative household they will go. Oh Heck no run. This is trump all all the way. That's actually a beautiful ad campaign for trump. She's she's running on. This is what I'm GONNA do. You go to the point two percent. What uh-huh campaigns feeling? Because she's running the this intersectional campaign that not even most Democrats buy into so she. She tried to do this whole thing also with like her Hispanic outreach. By calling Hispanics is Latin X which sounds like a Dominican porn site so which it appealed to absolutely no one. She's been doing this her entire campaign. And maybe we should stop and realize is it. This is why she's now like in fourth place. I don't think she will yesterday's poll question. Are you planning on watching the impeachment. Trial Eighty one percent of you Yeah Yeah you actually love yourself you care about yourself enough to not subject yourself to it. Nineteen percent of you. Apparently you. There's some like self hate self-loathing going on there. You said yes you you are planning on watching it. We only watch it because we have two jobs. What's your excuse Today's poll which Twenty Twenty Democrat would be easiest for president trump to beat in the general election. Here we go. I'm going to ask you guys you ready. Which Twenty Twenty Democrat would be the easiest for president trump to beat in the general Sanders Biden? Warren or Amy Klobuchar. Josh I think Warren She's so unlikeable. Yeah what do you think. Yeah all right Josh. Warren Warren Biden Warren. What say you you can go to the blazes twitter that is at the blaze? Cast your vote now. I think I'm going to go biden. Yeah I'M GONNA GO Biden. Thank you gentlemen for being here. We'll see you guys tomorrow. Thanks for listening to the news and white matters. We hope you enjoyed the podcast. If you'd like to watch the program become a blaze T._v.. Subscriber and start your free trial now at Blaze T._V. DOT COM.

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"What's up everyone? It's chicks in the office with reenfry and giving you that Friday energy on a Monday. It is a marvelous Monday indeed, and while we're still on the m words, let's talk about macy's macy's is our favorite places shop I actually put in a nice big order today for macy's versus hard against and sweaters more slippers because I feel like you can never have enough right now some cute. Gene sweatshirts just really trying to get into my fall and winter clothes by by trying to figure out what's what's the style these days, and I'm doing it all with macy's I'm loving everything. Of course, I can't wait to get also over the knee boots I got three pairs because you never know which one you're going to need to match which outfit I got Cheetah print I got black I got Baid. Cheetah print I was feeling. I got you to print and we just absolutely love macy's my right friend. You are so right we absolutely do. 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But everyone check that out right now, and also like we've been talking about October is breast cancer awareness month and they have two ways to reduce disparities in cancer care and ensure quality treatment. For All this month, you can go to macy's dot com slash pink to make an online donation to RAF Lawrence Pink Pony Foundation, or you can shop any macy's store roundup, your purchase amount and donate your change up to ninety nine cents to pink Pony Right now, all new offers each of the ten days plus get free shipping with Promo Code Glam ten as well. If you're going to do some Glam, shopping macys dot com slash ten days of Glam Glam ten. And that's how you get free shipping Francesca. It is Sunday October eighteenth. How are you doing on this day? I'm like in the word marvelous or we're GONNA use. It. Is Monday. So you really a lot of the all the 'em words are really sticking I'm doing well I had a nice weekend. It was pretty rely pretty chill. It's getting colder and Manhattan. There's not a as as much going on around the city. So just had a pretty fun casual. Weekend nothing honestly nothing really to share IDA weird revelation because I did. This is kind of like one of the first full weekends of like being back in Manhattan back in my apartment and I. Like. I don't know I knew this was happening, but it took me to really be here. Realize that like. A majority of my friends are not here anymore. And I know people are saying that. So many people are moving out of New York and I have argued again against that because yes, are some people. But there's plenty of people who have stayed however specifically my group of girlfriends. A majority of them are now God's. I had a moment where like you know Joe it asked me Y'all like Saturday afternoon what my what my friends were up to or if anyone was around and I was like. Honestly. They don't live here anymore. That's sad. It was sad moment how I know it was but other than that. Nice a nice weekend. It was beautiful outside. So I feel like it was a nice weekend to Kinda get outside and walk around and whatnot. Absolutely. You had a nice girls trip last weekend so. Time with them, you're not not seeing them. So that's good I feel like we had the same type of weekend show relaxing it's beneficially four days since I've been on off while it's GonNa be five off. Twitter instagram and I feel like I have completely new person switched my life around like i. feel fantastic a large improvement to what I've been feeling lately I makes a big difference I haven't gone too deep into how badly I've been feeling on this podcast I. Don't WanNa. Bring anybody down I feel like everyone is dealing with their own in some way. But I was really really really down like worse than I've ever been for the past few weeks, I would even say months. And I. A lot better like I feel the best I have felt in weeks today. So that is what I want to bring to this Monday motivational Monday so listen, I'm going to be cheesy. I know this is this is weird coming from me. I don't even necessarily like it but since Monday is the worst day of the week by far why not be positive? You know why? fucking not why are we going to be negative? So for motivational Monday I have one thing I want to say everybody I'm going to do this every Monday one thing short sentence. Listen I know this isn't like me. You're going to do this every. Monday I'm GonNa do this every Monday as well as long as I'm happy. Say I'm like Shit probably won't do it but I'm feeling good today and I wanNA spread that positively. Beautiful and you are all unique in your own way including you, Francesca. Well, thank you. That's very nice and I just want a great message because I think. I think too many. People want to. Be like other people and not just be. The person that they are. So I like that exactly that was the sentiment behind it because with social media I, feel like I have been always just comparing myself to other people and wind to be something I'm not or whatever. It is always being like, why don't I look like that person? Why don't I have like boobs like that are but like this or like why vs look like this? Why is my nose look like that? Like I actually listened to Emma Chamberlain who I really never really watch any of her stuff but or listen to her but I did this weekend and she had a podcast is she put out and it was why do I hate? Myself, so much I listen to it because it was exactly what I was feeling and she pointed out so many things that I thought I was alone with like when I look in the mirror. I just literally just I won't find anything positive I look in the mirror and I want to find something to hate about it right like I look at my face and I'm like, Oh, I start complaining about whatever it is but then two seconds later I'm back on social media like posting self as if I didn't hate myself two minutes ago and I thought it was like this weird like back and forth and she talked about dealing with the same thing but why what? Ourselves we're all different beautiful unique in each in our own way. So that's my message for motivational Monday now. Cheesiness I WANNA talk about. A new Hawkeye crushed that I have Usually. Usually we're talking about the same old Harry Styles, we love Harry Yep. True. We does we love like Chris Evans Chris Evans. Yes. Number one Chris. We have not shown this any love I don't even think we've ever talked about him one time. I want to is. Can you take a guess? I your guess. Is it. How did this come up? Like? Was it something you were watching or water night? Just tell you I watch I wanna I WANNA get. Okay fine. We'll do you want to know the movie Gimme a hint okay. Fine this is going to give it away. It's not even the movie I watched, but the social network. Oh I know because I jumped in our heard you talking about him before I thought. Okay. Thank armie Hammer. I. Talk. Okay. Yes. armie Hammer. Where have you been all my life? Why have I paid no attention to Armie Hammer. This is a good time for you to jump in on Armie. Hammer, because there's a lot of good gossip juice like with him and you know he just got divorced and I was like there's a lot of gossip around armie hammer these days and I just haven't been paying damn enough to armie Hammer because I was watching I watched the social network fairly recently within the last few weeks and I remember being like ten. The wink of twins are fire and when I was younger was Andrew Garfield when I watched Garfield, didn't really think about the winkle boss twins this weekend I watched nocturnal animals with Amy Adams Jake Dylan? Hall. And armie hammer and when armie hammer came on screen my job drops by this man is beautiful. Haven't been giving him enough credit. So just WANNA give credit to Armie. Hammer. For being damn pretty and a good actor. I also need to watch call me by your name with him. In Timothy Shamal Chalamet because I feel like I would love that movie I feel like I would love it. So. Monday man crush. To Stop at the end. I think that might be some good like blind items gossip about him. I feel like he's Kinda Creek. I don't know why feel like Armie Hammer's kind of a freak now. You might have been like a little bit of a shocking kind of a possible womanizer situation I. Might have been like some cheating rumors with the with the ex wife. But now there's like drama with the ex wife because his Wi- like she has she's been out of the country I believe and they were trying to figure out custody of their child and it's GonNa be. You can take a look at what's been going on. Because I can't even explain it. I haven't even read too much about it. I just see I've just seen some headlines about him fighting with the wife. Oh God, I know maybe I don't WanNa don't WanNA stand about Armie Hammer I. Feel I. It's funny because I'm acting like I just discovered hammer he people have loved him for so long I like but I just wanted to give him some credit. I two more things that I want to talk to you about Francesca. Do you speak dog? Do I speak to my dog in. English thinking they know. Do you speak dog meaning are are Two Year W my dog to your now never know. I. Speak I speak in. English to my dog thinking they understand what I'm saying but I don't I have never barked at my dog I suggest you try. I realize this weekend that I've been trying to talk to Norman English he clearly doesn't understand me. All of a sudden I was like, what if I what if I start barking at him start making noises? So I tested it out he when nuts started licking my face like crazy like his tail was wagging so much. He's licking my face. He was like finally she gets me she's. Like I he finally what I imagine in his head was like, thank God she's finally speaking by Wang Wage. been hearing gibberish and now it's weird but I start like barking at him and he loves it. He just like licking my face like crazy it makes him so happy I'll see I'll I'll try out but I feel like that might be enormous thing. Honestly honestly, I done. All if my if Mary has his own I'll. Start. Playing all. Making a growling noise. Circling back like thinks that I'm GonNa try to take his yes I've done that where like Tug a war with like if there's a rope and like Lola has the rope and she's pulling any G.'s growling, I'm playing her. Speaking their language exactly that yes I mean playing with them. Yes. I have done that not being like. Okay, we'll fluff will talk. Like that type of thing people are going to hate that they finally stopped hearing Norman Barking they're like now we as barking. The fuck. So I'm GonNa Right. I'll jot that jot down xmlc see my dogs all down China. Anyone out there try speaking dog to your non they'll go lick you and there like finally they get us. And the last thing I wanted to mention before topics was I feel like right now fall is a great. People get in the the cooking mode Thanksgiving's coming what what type of fall meals are we getting into and if you've been listening to this podcast for a while, then you know Fran and I are big soup supporters soup Laura how much soup have you been eating? You have no idea they're there. To become a the honest I probably have soup like. Six Times a week for at least like maybe sane amount of soup. No like. For a snack snack like I have cans of soup. In my apartment's I get soup delivered I had soup for lunch today French onion Jaja John inside my favorite I had soup. For lunch last week like there, it's really my go-to lunch almost every day. It's kind of the perfect launch right now the I bring it up is Saturday night I cook the best meal my life I made butternut squash soup homemade. And the things the soup did to my body tingles up and down I have I couldn't believe myself. I was like. You know how to make now. That's amazing. Thing to add to your resume of thanks. So, I want to share the recipe with everybody who wants get in the soup mode maybe just be ordering soup and yet ever tried making homemade soup yourself. I wouldn't call myself a chef chef reread that's not that's not me. This was so easy sounds like you already have a name for yourself though. When I'm in the kitchen I wouldn't call myself chef very. But like if I were to call myself something, it won't be chef free it would be an I do act like I'm in the kitchen when I'm cooking. But that's besides the point go to give me some oven dot com. And then just type in butternut squash soup and they tell you all different ways to make it because if you have a crock pot pie or cooking on the stove. Highly. Suggest if you love a fall soup. Do. This recipe it was make this recipe was Oh my God mouth-watering like Soho could me and Hank eight at all Saturday night. Sunday, like so good. I'm GONNA give on. Because she does. Because yeah. butternut squash soup is a soup is kind of like at the bottom of soups for me. Yeah. Fortunately. But yeah, I feel like this one because it taught. You. I like hearty soups. Yeah. No like when there's stuff in them, I mean I know obviously like, French, onion there's not as much bread and cheese and onion but. Chicken Tortilla chicken noodle like lemon chicken like the the Greek. Soup that they make with the lemon I love that one But then I do love a good tomato a nice bisque. It's very similar. I feel very large better Obviously There's a lot of soups out there that I don't eat. LOBSTER bisque. INVESCO. The Best Lobster Bisque, not a not even. Not, even say I don't like butternut squash soup because like I said I really love all most soups, but it's definitely towards the bottom of my list. Will you eat butternut squash soup for lunch on Monday if I bring it for you? Will you try Yeah and Amish are who like if you don't like it I want you to tell me you don't like it. I've already I mean I already did the first step of that by tell you I don't. Live in. CARSOUP. That's fair enough and you know what? I'm ready to treat me like the Chop Kitchen Mike I'm saying treat me like your Alex in. You're judging me because okay on what he doesn't know that the judge but Yeah. That's that's my God night I live on French onion soup for lunch today now, thinking about having more soup. Why not just really love soup it's. Such. It's just it is really quite good. It is quite good. Everybody is definitely ordering soup now they're listening to how? They're getting it for launch everybody. For lunch the next meal I'm GONNA tackle is corn creme, Brulee. But we'll talk about that when we get there. That's going to be a little bit more difficult I just WANNA to start cooking for you guys you guys can. Be Great I wish like, I I was so much better when I wasn't in the city in my apartment, my kitchen is just not. equipped for cooking like gets like. My kitchen is. Like four feet by eight feet can really never senior apartments are. Really small. I mean. If you just I I'll she showing me okay. Beautiful Tour S. See that little rock. There you. Yeah that's it. That's an odd spends all. Yeah. That's in New York City apartment for you yup I got. I got a really tiny oven can't even really fit anything in there. So fit Elliot's Pizza. I got a toaster oven for that. Don't worry. That thank God. I was I was genuinely worried about worry about ads. All right. Well, I think time to get into the topic so because we have a shit ton to talk about. We Got Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian Lorca Collab- for skims Justin. BIEBER released a new song music video called lonely and also appeared on Saturday night live Cardi B. went on instagram live and cleared up things about her offset and a nude picture league Kylie Jenner posted a photo with Travis Scott Emily in Paris. We're going to talk about that show on Netflix plus Lily Collins said, she thought Emily was twenty two years old much to dissect their demi. Levato is apparently talking to aliens Scott Disick with seeing out what they new girl, who is possibly a prostitute. So let's get into it starting off with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Right. Now it's Monday in you're thinking to yourself how do I get through the rest of the day I need Friday energy where do I get to energy from this podcast and also Monster Energy Ultra you know we love monster. Energy because there is zero sugar and it's really low in calories but it tastes amazing. They have to new flavors, the Ultra Rosa and the Ultra Fiesta, the ultra Rosa at tastes like a pink starbursts and it just has this really great sweet flavor while also having a sugar and the ultra fiasco has a smooth. Mango flavor that is so good and so refreshing, and you know that we all love the different flavors, the ultraviolet, which is the purple candidate Pixie stick taste. 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It looks like they're kind of. Giving it a little bit of an upgrade like is not the classic like zipped up jacket and pants it like they got. So you know high waisted with tank top situations. So it is just obviously you know the the velour look and everything but I. It looks comfortable I got us you know most of the stuff that does like most of the skin stuff is is pretty good. Is Pretty Nice. Won't even lie to you join the wait list. I want I already get all the emails. Of course of course. Yeah. I forgot you got the rope that you forget that I bought that robe and is therefore now I get an email about literally everything of course, there was one skims product I bought for under address and I bought way too small besides that I had to take. mid wedding like I. Literally went to the bathroom and then went. Wrong or underwear or anything of sort because it was uncomfortable the actual. The actual shape wear I struggled with as well. I feel like I couldn't maybe I just didn't do the sizing right or whatever it was I just I didn't find it not comfortable I mean not that shapers ever comfortable but. But her other stuff. Like the cozy collection and like I feel like the the like ribbed content stuff is all is all pretty nice and I do love that robe. I gotta Say I really love that rope. So I have you could wear that robe everyday you would. Hope I would love. It. Why not I absolutely would I mean it's now that. Like now that I'm back apartments, there are probably going to be a lot of days ride. Just wear that robe if I if I'm not going into the office, why not and that's my tracksuit that's why I want to buy it. I'm like I need this in my life the late night the Bachelorette after Stroz late night feeling cozy and of lower tracksuit by Paris Hilton Kim. Kardashian, what's not and I just really love that Paris and cameras still like. I know that they've always shown support for each other but I just like that they're actually doing things like this together like full-blown collaborations? I agree and I think that it's great that Kim Kardashian Show is Paris, Hilton the respect of putting her in the limelight like Kim Kardashian will always meant mention that Paris Hilton is the reason that she got the Paparazzi to follow everywhere. She knows she was the first to appear and she makes it known that Paris Hilton was the reason and power. Celtics made it known that she's The for Kim success success as well in the new documentary she put in A. Clip that made me laugh so hard and it was literally just somebody coming up to Paris and Kim and just blocking came out and I was like this shade but also the respect for Paris do that to be like bitch I started this but Kim Kardashian knows and you know what they both have made millions of millions of dollars on are both highly successful from it. So why not support each other and just be happy for each other you both made it. Exactly and what better way to do that then creates a velour. Look that. Everyone can buy in twenty twenty that'll just make us think about. The peirce Kim good old days. Bring us back to the early two thousands. Why not? Everybody knows mine. Still feels strange. In marriage. Yourself and seeing somebody else. In everything is not the same. Fares the lives have changed. Motor oil down, but it's killing me now. You. Know. Nobody call maybe then you know me. Everything. Justin Bieber. Released a new song and music video on Friday called lonely. The little boy was played by Jacob Tremblay who is just a glorious actor he's love. He's so just so cute. The perfect person to play a young Justin Bieber and the whole song and video represented how Justin felt as a child star with all of the success you have all this money all this baby August people around you. But at the same time, you just feel so lonely and I feel like it gave everybody a better insight hopefully to how he has felt because I feel like he's been telling us for a long time now. Oh I. Shed tears watching this video for the first time and I'M GONNA get emotional talking again because. He. He's being very vulnerable with this new music i. feel like he's in a good place in his talking about his past and what went on. And? You know his his line in the song were hold on I'll find it. He says. And it's great because it's a very like eerie song against beautiful. But you know it's on the shorter side. It's like pretty I. Felt like it was pretty quick and it's just Very haunting. Everybody and everybody saw me sick and it felt like, no one gave a shit. They criticize the things. I did as an idiot kid like he just I don't know if it's a you. We all know we kind of new this but hearing him sing about it just was almost more. More, upsetting and kind of made you think about how he really was like so young and. A lot of bad shit and was just like in a bad place in every single person in the world had was watching everything he did. Right and I feel like it's something that we get it. We talk about it and understanding that famous people also have another side to them. That is a very real person they deal with very real emotions and just because there's fame and money and success that doesn't mean that you're going to necessarily be happy when there's so many people rooting for you to. Fail and just being mean to you and judging you and everything about your life is so public and I feel like that's exactly what just to be were went through because he was a young kid doing stupid shit. But that's exactly what it was a young kid doing stupid shit that if this was anybody son or friend in real life, they'd be like. Oh, you're that Justin kid down the block. He's in trouble again. But since he was this famous megastar like older people started putting their opinion on it like parents being like, Oh you know who's taking care of this kid and then you also had the people around his age or younger who admired him thinking he was such a bad kid just because he. was growing up faster than everybody else you know he was he was experiencing alcohol and drugs probably before everybody else's age because he was doing it at such a younger age and experiencing things so much faster that when you grow up, you realize, okay, he was making dumb mistakes wasn't the worst thing in the World Justin Bieber wasn't such a terrible person like. An asshole and Did. A lot of shenanigans, but we'll see the worst person ever no no. And it's also sad to think that. There was a point, his life where he really. Didn't. Think, he had anyone to turn to you know he says like what if you had it all but nobody to call like he was so famous but I his relationships they were either probably very surface level or kind of superficial, and then the kids that he grow up with that really knew him as a person. Maybe, you just Kinda like grow apart. You don't see them. They're they're living their normal lot. They're living their normal life and you're like absolute megastar. So I'm sure it's hard to. Keep in contact with those people. So I don't know very just. Emotional emotional song for Bieber any plate he's performed on SNL he did. Holy as well and It was really fantastic. I haven't really been watching. SNL, but I did just watch the you to clips of his performances. Unhappy for him right now he looks great. He sounds great like I seems like he's healthy and. Doing. Good. which is really. All we can ask, right I feel like Hailey. Bieber has been such a positive light in his life like getting married and him settling down even though everybody still thinks it's crazy and thought it was crazy when it first happened. Right it's like one of the best things that for him, right? It's actually done him really well, it seems like he's happy you know even from his skin clearing up. I've seen Hailey talk about that like he wasn't taking care of himself at all on the outside and she helped with that introduce them to new things. Now, his skin is clearer than ever it just it all starts on the inside and then start showing on the outside as well and I. Feel like he's in also a place where he's reflecting a lot on his past. And? Letting it all go almost in drape maybe a new chapter of his life. Mel You're right. I think it's very telling that he is writing these songs and sharing these moments and putting them out there. 'cause hopefully, it means that they are like closed chapters of his life that he sees and acknowledges and is ready to move past. You know, yeah hopefully, and just knowing in seeing this from the outside looking in. Obviously, we don't know but it seems like he has a really great support system besides Haley at this point, they have all these close friends and family members they're always with. So hopefully, things have gotten better I'm sure he now feels like he does have somebody to call I feel like it also comes down to a trust. Issues thing like when you're young people are trying to take advantage of you probably right in your situation. So which I'm sure happened all the time for him. Exactly. So you know what I feel like even though the song was sad it's a good thing that he's leading these things out and letting people know truly how he felt. Yeah definitely and just on a one mention quickly because of SNL next week. Is next week. Yeah. What's this next week? Adele is hosting. She's not the musical guest, but she's hosting. Which is very interesting because I feel like. There there's some rumors that Adele has an album coming out the end of October. So keep your keep your eyes peeled for that I. Feel like that's something to look for I. Don't know if there's any truth to that but I saw some pop crave tweets saying you know. Someone's got the scoop. Now that would be something I'm interested in and the new album. Happy. We're please give that to me like I know God. That's how I know just like the perfect. October treat. It sounds like Arianna grandes a new album comes into glorious. Yeah. All we need is Rana and I feel like that would be the perfect TRIFECTA. Yeah. I don't I don't think it's I. You know I'm just got my fingers crossed for a doubt because I could really use. Could use some. Music from Adele for sure. There was a point in my life where the only song I listened to rolling in the deep. The song I listened to I was in must've been in seventh grade when that came out over. No. Loved it so much Adele had those songs that to that like she's so impressive and such is such an unbelievable singer and for some reason like. When you're by yourself in your singing and Adele song the top of your lungs and you're like. Damn, like that was actually pretty good. But says, yeah, like just not at all. Not, at all, she goes so hard and so. At that point you can't even hear yourself. premed. Exactly. That's my type of music. You. Just got the. We have an update on. Cardi. B. An offset Cardi B. went on instagram live after you know she had this big birthday party for herself offset her new car, her an offset were showing major PDA. Then Cardi B. posted her nipples and boobs on instagram. Criminology went on his term live to talk about all the shit that has happened why she's dock with offset how she posted that picture when she was in bed with offset. And these are the reasons why we love Cardi. B. For her honesty. And that is one hundred percent. True. The logistics of the instagram post the story happening while she's in bed with offset is like. You're already in bed with offset like I don't know I was confused with like. What maybe maybe you're just pressing buttons and you don't even you don't even realize what have you ever been in bed drunk and you start taking selfies of yourself just because it's funny and you start sending them to your friends or whatever it is I feel like. INSTAGRAM. No never on its but if she doesn't like the iphone camera in likes to use the instagram camera. Maybe trying. To get an instant filter on their. Famous has to be. You should not be fucking around on instagram photo just for fight like you should only. Yup just we'll. Offset or just straight up like. Back together I, don't know. She said that their relationship is like any other dysfunctional relationship that people have besides there's this very public their too young mother fuckers and love. This is what she said not. Yeah. Not My workers they're too young mother fuckers and love and she wants him Dick. She wants for her birthday once again, her words not mine. Yeah. She wanted some Dick for her birthday and that's what she got from offset and she likes offsets Dick and he finally does Cardi B.'s vagina and they like to have sex and they like to be together on and off and also have the kids together and you know what that does explain a lot of relationships we see in real life like. So many people are on and off just add Cardi B. An offset to the list absolutely as long as they keep it. I was GONNA say professional that's the wrong word as long as they. Further, thing from professional. Exactly. I think I meant to say like as long as they're keeping it Respectable for the sake of their child, you know like I, I just hope that there aren't. Fights or anything in front of in front of culture where their third I want them to be like. A united. Front for her where their personal relationship doesn't. Get mixed up with the actual parenting side because if that's the case then aright like. So, plenty of people who are their age are on and off with their. Boyfriend husband fiance like income offset is literally those things like they end. We knew that to even when. Even when they said, she said, they were going divorce. It was like. This is so not the end of that. Now did I think this would be happening like two weeks after they said, they would be they were gonNA divorce no thought it would be a little bit longer but. The heart wants with the heart wants and they clearly have a Poll. In this case, I would say the Regina Wadsworth Medina Law because Karbi has made it very clear. She wants offset stick and I think that's fine. I think if they want to just have this sexual relationship and take care of their kids as long as they. Go for it they like she could. Sleep, with so many other people, but she just wants him what is it about us at Stig I don't know to her. Yeah. That thing is addicting the addicting. I also saw that people were saying that Cardi B. was with offset because he bought her a new Car Cardi B. can afford a car herself. She's not staying with offset because he said this herself she was like, yeah, I like Nice things and I liked the car but that's not why with him like right could do that herself. Right I mean. That I think like. He could buy her like islands and she'd be like, okay sure. No like I i. don't really think that that has any. Pull towards it because like you said, she could buy those things yourself slash she also find some other guy body by those things. You know it's not necessarily. Just. About things aspects it's. About. 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Have a child together Exactly, listen this point I think you get the theme of this podcast when we're talking about couples who have a baby together chances are they're gonna be together again because they have something connecting them a full blown human being that they need to be together at some point and I you know I used to be more of A. God Kylie, posted with Travis again, kind of situation when they were together like, oh. My God, they're back together but now it seems like they're both. So focused on. Parenting and being good parents to to stormy that it all connects like. A source told. US Weekly last week that they're putting you know stormy first, they're co parenting amazingly right now they love spending time together with stormy and making her happy Travis is hands on super engaged. Dad always wants to make stormy smile she such a happy child and we've seen that show me as a star and if I were. To like I. Would. Be Getting along because you just love being around baby like that where you want the best for her no matter what. Exactly and will I hate on Travis. Guy Kylie. Jenner flexing in their fashionable clothing photo-op never I love to see what kind of fits they're getting off especially the fact that you can make an entire collage at this point of Travis Scott Sleeping pictures with Kylie like the classic pose that he does gets me FBI single time I. Know Why will ever take a picture looking up I? Don't think so I am dying to see Travis Scott Smile like I. Don't know like is there a reason for that or is that just like his thing? I think it's just as thing. It's there's like concrete on has been doing there might be a concrete reason. At all I, just know this is travis. Scott pose and you know what having opposed. That's yours is strong especially when that's comfortable sleeping position I mean one that's just like. Yeah. When one this is like he's mastered the looking down like if you take a picture looking down like it's like, oh Know you're doing the trauma Scott exactly, and realistically you never have to look good if you're listening down really seeing your face. So like whatever that is correct us the ideal pose I'm sleeping don't bother me. That's the VIBE Travis gives off. On. Oil. For some. would. Do. How You try own is. Did. Lily Collins made headlines this weekend this past week by saying that she was asked about her character, emily and emily in Paris because we do not know how old she is in that show now and I have both watched. Emily Paris. If you haven't watched it, we won't. We'll talk about the show briefly but. She said that she believes emily is around twenty two. which is just atrocious and made headlines because everyone was like. What are you talking about? She's twenty two. She has a master's degree. They don't really think you're paying attention your character or maybe you're just so out of touch with like how life works when you're not famous that you're just like Oh she's twenty two. And that's what I took from it. Because when I watch, I thought I thought that she was at least twenty five. Five Older than that. Especially, you know she's running off to Paris and. By of it, he's very serious with her boyfriend in. CHICAGO. Like. It all seemed to serious joining out of college slash. No. was she a super genius house she ever master. Right, like that happened too fast. The show itself now. I it's one of those things that we watch. I would say a lot of bad good shows that other people may think are bad but they're so good. You can't look away. Correct it is what it is. For me this show wasn't one of those shows that it was like bad good to me like it was just bad. But I still watch the whole thing but I, know that I I listen that's just my opinion I can see why people like the show it yeah. No. But I know that I don't really like a show when I watched all the episodes and I still don't remember everybody's name. I'm Kinda just watching to watch because everybody was watching it and you watch everyone's talking about labor and they went quick. They were like short episodes lake. So short and went so quick I one point I looked I was on episode four of it'd be like blends in the show is. And So I feel like it was going fast and. A lot of people talked about the fashion of this show I kept seeing people emily Harris Rational Emily Paris fashion. I didn't love the fashion in the show I feel like I almost feel like it was in Paris fashion. I saw a lot of people say like I don't even think this is Paris fashion show it was they tried to make her like Chic and you know Sarah and different patterns you have like you have a very different style like hers was very kind of preppy Uro situation and I feel like you just you know not wear a single thing that night she wore but I. Like the show I not feel like it. Yes, it. Felt. A little. Behind like I feel like it was trying to be. Very progressive and speaking on you know women in the workplace and yet pc culture. You know the whole thing with the with the perfume ad in all those things and I get the idea that because I love Darren stark I sex in the city obviously and younger. I. Absolutely. Love younger. So I love the format of his show and this felt like one of his shows but. It almost felt like this show was made to come out in like two thousand eight. You know. If it was just a little I feel like a little behind even the stuff with the social media and the influencing everything I know there's not necessarily a show. That has a main character like that. So I get it that it kind of had some catch up already to do there because we haven't had a character really like that but. I mean. There's just so much more that goes into it just made it seem very shallow. I, like here's emily with the croissant in her cafe and she just gained twenty thousand voters. What happens yeah. Yeah. It just I dunno I it's. It was definitely one of those bad good situations where yes we watched every episode and yes, there's a second season. I will watch again because I want to know what happens with the Super Hot French guys which they did a great job casting all the super. Hot French guys that was the redeeming part of the race young love triangle situation I feel like. We always says, we love a will they won't they did you wish in and they kind of left us on that so it's kind of like what will emily do in the next season we can figure out who she is going to be within an in that in that case. But yeah, like you said, I felt like the social media was behind the continue like social media. Now, it felt like cheesy social media. Felt. It was a little outdated was trying to write about a young person on social media and even the parts were she'd be like so and so re tweeted me it just felt like cheesy and I think it's because maybe. I can understand why people like it and like maybe they think they're getting like an inside look as to what it would be like to have that kind of following but I do feel like it was a little off and I do love a show that doesn't acknowledged social media think. That's why liked art outer banks a lot was because. Wondering how these kids have phones I don't these guys that phone and they made up some stupid thing that stupid thing that the power went out and obviously that's so ridiculous. But then we didn't think about social media or phones while watching the show we just had like an escape in right. In. The show it had nothing to do with that I. Feel like any time I show brings in social media it becomes cheesy right and and it's hard to do and I guess two, thousand eight is way too late Let. Go It's like I'm like thinking like I was in two thousand twelve exists. Yeah. I would even say like twenty fourteen ish but be that's because social media changes and move so fast even social media in twenty eighteen compared to how it is now is very different and I'm not exactly sure when they've even filmed this show. So that could have played a role in that like if you maybe they filmed it a while ago our or probably written a while ago. Yes. So it's There was just some moments at it felt a little forced and it didn't really didn't really click as much I. Don't know anything like you said it was just. Trying to stay with the current stuff was a little cheesy like you know the the streetwear fashion show that got. Stolen. and Re. Stolen. It was you know but it was cute. That's like it was very cute. It was harmless. It was a fun easy watch. I have always loved Collins and what else I want to say about it. Gabrielle's very, very hot. We know that. Obviously. Camille the sweetest girl on the show and she's just getting absolutely screwed like. That that was another thing it was like. There was no growing for the characters and I'm not like the characters need to grow but I'm was like. Any decisions with her friends. Yes. She got fucked over nothing bad is happening to emily like. limiter life in Paris she just going to end up with Gabriel now and live happily ever after when when they. When she was had kissed him behind her. Like that's not acceptable. We don't. Know and I'm sure. Shell xactly and I'm sure if there is a season two that will absolutely blow up in some way. So for sure maybe she won't be as Nice we'll see a little Kenneth Camille come out but Yeah. But all in all like enjoyable nothing. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Half hour episodes. Super Harmless. I would say if it's like you have nothing else to watch and you just WanNa Watch some mindless TV. Yes. On in the background. Yeah. With cute French boys always helps. WE ARE ALL DRINKING SELTZER Everybody is drinking seltzer. It's hot. Cool drink. Everybody's doing it. Everybody's drinking. But there's one specific seltzer that you should be drinking because you will help save America's reverse drinking it now I i. know shocking doesn't sound like that makes any sense but here's why cores Seltzer. Is Partnering. 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Five team now Dr Steven Grier from his instagram bio. The world's foremost authorities on the subject of UFO's E. T. intelligence and initiating peaceful contact with E. T. civilizations she wrote her capture him. Over. That she's you know she was in Joshua Tree with this group she said over the past couple of months I have dug deep into the science of consciousness at experienced not only piece righty like I've never known but I also witnessed the most incredibly profound sightings both in the sky as well as feet away from me. This planet is on a very negative path towards. Script destruction, but we can change that together. If we were to get one percent of the population to meditate make contact, we will force our governments to acknowledge the truth about extraterrestrial life among us and change our destructive habits destroying our planet. This is just some of the evidence from under the stars in the desert sky that can no longer be ignored it must be shared immediately. To make contact yourself, you can download the c five APP and it will teach you the protocols connect to life form beyond our planet. Then she wrote ps if it doesn't happen on the first, try keep trying it took me several sessions to tap into deep level and a deep enough level meditation to make contact happy communicating. The happy communicating kills me the way you just said that first of all. Exactly. How I'd imagine she'd right Ebben. Communicating. Everybody. Good luck. Does aliens. You're communicating and don't worry if it doesn't work the first side keep on giant don't ever give up Listen. This is a hard one to talk about because I feel like aliens are sensitive subject. Do they exist they not exist? I haven't dug deep into this at all. But on surface level if you were to ask me do I, think there are aliens I would say, yes because logistically, it doesn't seem possible that there is only species on earth and on no other planets like the up you know why that doesn't really. Yeah that's. Massive. Exactly. That we're the only people hear it. Yeah. It doesn't creatures whatever Yep logistically you on that doesn't make sense. I have no. I have not tried communicating with them you. Know I will say there are a lot of people who. I'm seeing more recently get very into meditation. It's been obviously people have been meditating for years and years and years before we've ever even existed on this earth. There is a deeper deeper level to you can either do it sober and you just meditate and somehow you reach that higher level. Some people experience with drugs and reached that level. If you listen to Joe Rogan I'm sure that you've heard about it. You know that's like the main person people talk about when they talk about aliens doing drugs. So I feel like if you're into that sort of thing, my sister is very into meditation and Energies and Higher Levels and where people were at three d. four all this stuff she tries explained to me I don't really try to dig deeper than to what she tells me about right. So I feel like this is kind of the path Demi Levato is on people. Do. Really feel like they have communicated with aliens and I'm not going to sit here and say they're fucking crazy because I think if you put yourself into that mind space and new, you know try hard enough like demis saying. I. I do think you can get there. I. Know that sounds crazy. I'm not doing it. So I don't I don't I've never communicated with them I. Don't know. But I'm not gonNA say that somebody has definitely not because I feel like if you actually sit there and practice these things. You will somehow received some sort of sign that makes you think you've communicated with Aliens Right. So. I'm with you a little bit. I agree that like. You can reach. A level that I personally cannot comprehend through serious meditation. Yes I absolutely believe that. I don't know of I personally would be able to do it but I know that it is possible for other people now I don't know. If. When reaching that level You are fully. Comprehending what is going on if that makes sense like I feel like. You. Could I don't know I feel like you could. Be having these feelings are feeling like maybe you are speaking to. An extraterrestrial. When in reality? Like it's just all in your head. If. That makes sense and But you know I truly don't know. Enough about this this guy and what his practices are I mean he so this doctor like He. Has also released. Coast encounters of the fifth kind conduct has begun which came out this year was documentary and as a at is what my sister told me to watch that Madison. So making. So that documentary about this is about this guy. Now. Did I expect to see this on Demi Lovato's instagram on a on a Saturday no I I didn't which is why I totally threw me off. You know the comments are like a girl like you trip or you Know, the top, some of the top comments are like Ella, Mayo, what the hell. Yes girl opened that Third I. What the actual f? Hey that's just a satellite demis on another level now. So I feel like. I feel like we might sound ridiculous. So, this is the thing a you just have to be kind of open open minded to this type of situation. The way that I straight up looking at if I'm just GONNA go off the top of my head, I think that Daniela was going through a hard time probably with this break up with somebody who she thought she was very close with started reading about this guy and you know getting in touch with a Side aliens or whatever it may be held her and help her life right so. I feel like getting distracted with something like this. That goes. So so deep is a way that people cope with other things that have happened. You know I right? Like my sister actually got very into the stuff when she was feeling pretty down about her life she lost her job and just was a little bit confused about what was doing all of a sudden she got into this. It is all she talks about now and listen for her because it makes her happy and she's like feeling in tune or whatever for myself. I would rather I think you feel the same way would rather be naive to it because I feel like once you dive deep and then all of a sudden takes over your life. Now you think everything in your life has an extra meaning to it. There's another layer. Here's another energy coming in. There's something controlling it and I almost think thinking about that too much. Could make me go crazy person. Yeah. Now there's other people look at it. But I think that I would rather be naive to this these type of things now meditation is one hundred percent think you should do meditate yourself feel at peace one with yourself get com it's a way to center yourself and what you need to do to be grounded. And it's a great way to relax right. It's these. Misses a meditating to a level to talk to different creatures extraterrestrial like you said like. So, it really depends on why you feel in your life the. WanNa go down because I feel like people listening to this like you guys are fucking crazy like Demi Levato is off her rocker. How are you guys not seeing this? Yeah. I just have seen my sister like. She's not on drugs and she just as into this type of thing and I feel like people need to realize that this is something people are into. Sober you know because I've. Scotto people automatically revert back to her being, Oh, you know she's relapsing or whatever it may be and I feel bad that people think this about Demi because maybe this is just something that's helping her escape her everyday life. Yeah, there's a very it can go both ways. There can be a very calming. Like they're going to be very calming sense. When you maybe think that. They're so much more going on besides are. Kind of existence you know that can also have the full opposite effect and like like you said, personally for me, it's like there's already so much going on on our planet. I can't possibly start to worry about what's happening not on our. Yes that's you know I I my brain's not there right now. Not There feel that one hundred percent I'm with you. I I don't Wanna I personally I don't really WanNa Talk to aliens I thou. I think it's cool that other people think they could do it and I think that they exist I wanna be naive and think about. Like I just want to be talking to you my friend, my co host and not worry that some alien is in the room giving us the energy to do. Yeah one, hundred percent absolutely but. If. This is helping Demi in some way or. You know she's she's connecting and it keeps her grounded or helps her Kinda sent to herself. Go for a girl you talk to those aliens. You do that and people may call you crazy but we're going to support your crazy moving. Not the same scene. Scott disick was spotted out with another young beautiful model. This time it is Megan Blake Irwin they were spotted out You know on a date, and now this is kind of blowing up because they they have been connected before I believe somewhere around. Twenty sixteen. They were spotted together and. Maybe even more recently than that but. This is where things get kind of interesting. She. Most recently. was was was linked to. skeets. Yes Skeet Ulrich who? If you watch riverdale. He plays Cole spouses father on Riverdell that's probably ski in his career and that that of that being the first thing that I. Contribute to him. Wise. But I feel like that's probably one of the more recognizable things the most relatable for the show. Yes. Exactly. Where the listeners probably riverdale right so now he Is he was dating Meghan and this kind of blow up and I did not realize this because. He had posted on instagram. And someone had commented why did you and Meghan break up and he responded back to that person saying because I found out she's a prostitute. And now. Someone commented that saying Omg did he really say she's a prostitute and then skeet robak saying I'm the jerk. When someone when someone pretended to be something, they aren't for their own gain Allah all while sleeping with people for money maybe you need to evaluate your own morals so. Generally, like skeets tone first of all but. It's It's interesting because you know there was as as we brought up many many times. There's another dumas post about this and someone had submitted saying that. They had seen Megan Blake went in La La one time. At Delilah she was with some friends and they joined a table that was a quote, very old creepy dude and Meghan and another young model and the vibe was very, very escort I. Remember being shocked because she was a model I was following on Instagram at the time two years ago very beautiful in real life but seemed a bit uncomfortable to be honest we were sitting beside each other and she didn't talk at all the other model is more touchy and Meghan seem detached but also along for the ride man had creeper vibes for sure their table was behind the stage. You could be seen with them by everyone there and not old sky was old all caps old so I don't really know what what Meghan necessarily has has been into, but it's kind of A. Kind of. An insane move. And I don't even really know when exactly happened but it's kind of an insane move from ski to be like guess. She's a prostitute. I feel like that is an insane move and obviously we don't really know if she is or isn't but to just blow that up on instagram kind of in. For her to put that out there like let her tell people that I guess. I am confused feel about how I feel about the situation because. Do we want Scott disick getting involved with the situation I don't think. So I would rather Scott Disag- knockin involved in this situation where this guy is going to be commenting that this girl prostitute this girl's out with old men I don't know I. She's obviously a beautiful girl and yeah, got is going to be out with beautiful girls and playing the field. But this kind of seems like a sticky situation that he might be stepping into. Yet definitely, and it's one thing if you know she was dating skeet and lied about. What what she was doing or lied about being model and was doing those things on the on the side if he thought that they were in like a full blown relationship, you know. You know that's kind of hard. You can't really just like keep that a secret but. It's I duNNo. I it's definitely like you said a bit of a sticky situation now who knows Who knows if this is something that she even is still involved in she might not be. Yeah. It was a thing she used to do who don't like maybe it's time in time in her life where you know was a job for her and that was dead and now it's now it's not or maybe now it still is but it's Scott. disick is going to continue to go out with beautiful young models. And it seems like there isn't going to be just one guy don't really feel like he is going to be having another girlfriend anytime soon you know what I'm rooting for that for Scott I feel like He. He hasn't we've been he's been with Courtney long enough. He's been with Sophie Long. Enough. Am I, GonNa, hit on Scott Disick for playing the field. Absolutely. Not Get out there. Boo. Yeah exactly. All right everyone that wraps up today's episode. We hope you have a fantastic week just a reminder catch US Tuesday night after the Bachelorette, we will be doing our after show cutting stems it will be on youtube it will be on the blog it'll be on twitter will be on facebook it will be everywhere you can watch us except for instagram but even if you can't catch it live, you can watch it afterwards. So don't worry about that and if you WANNA be a part of the drinking game which you should because we are a part of it part of it and we're going. To be tipsy on after show, we want you guys be tipsy watching it as well. Get Your Owens meant cucumber lime mix, get some gin and some fresh cucumbers and fresh lime. We're GONNA make a good drink out of that. So get ready and we will be posting the drinking game rules on Monday for you guys to drink a long play the game, and we'll be talking about it on the after show and remember cast Wednesday and new podcast Friday we love you guys. Thank you guys for listening and supporting us and knee. We'll talk to allies Tuesday night if you tune into the after show. Grass. Off. Too. From. Be Bad. I see. STIGMA, mobile? Same lies. Follow. The, Dude. Yeah. So it's been about me. You'll. Be Testing. My patience. Thank. You His. So. Could. Always. Gone. Make. Long.

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There's a lot of money to be made on the nostalgia circuit

"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by with Sabi. Hot cloud storage, thinking about moving your data storage to the cloud with Saudi is enterprise class cloud storage, and a fifth of the price of Amazon S three and up to six times faster with no hidden fees for egress or API requests. So the free trial. It was sobbed dot com. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed, are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist. Qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today and indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. Jobs, the fed MC hammer and three pointers. Happy Friday from American public media. This is marketplace. In Oakland, California. I'm Ali would filling in for Kyra style. It's Friday, April fifth. Good to have you with us. Paul lenghty of economic news to kick around from big time jobs numbers today to the president's ongoing criticism of the fed and his shall we say idiosyncratic nominations to that body. Let's do it over with Linda Lopez from business insider and Dion rebellion markets editor at axios. Hi there. Hey. Let's start. I think before we dive into this fed situation. Let's start with the jobs numbers broadly. I guess more of the same especially in terms of wages Dion. I'm gonna start with you, food and housing still cost a lot. So at what point to these stuck wages really start to hurt the economy? That's a really good question because they have actually moving in the right direction. But now, they're kind of stuck in might be moving back down the thing about this jobs report today was it didn't really tell us anything new about the economy. Everything was kind of on trend along the same trend that we've been going on really since the end of the recession in the beginning of the recovery in two thousand nine so you got back to one hundred ninety six thousand jobs added that's about along trend that we've seen really for the past nine ten years wage growth kind of moving back towards its trend. And we're really this is just kind of return to the normal that we've seen over the past ten years. So didn't really tell us anything new about the economy, except, you know, the new boss same as the old boss, right and Lynette our reporters say three point two percent is okay. As far as wage growth goes. But we'd need three point five percent. Two four for a sustained period for workers to gain back this ground and getting to the fed. It seems like that wouldn't be that likely if inflation hawks start saying it's time to raise interest. Rates that fair that's fair. But here's the thing. I'm one of those people who believes that the American worker hasn't really gotten a sufficient raised since the nineteen sixties. So when I look at these three point two numbers four percent numbers. It compares to, you know, compare. It does not compare to you know, the lack of ground that the American worker has has has not made. I mean, the American workers purchasing power has basically stayed steady for the last forty years. And this is why we've seen such massive inequality. So when I see a report like this, and we start quibbling over three point two percent. Four percent. I'm like, okay. I mean find right, but we can quote, it's not gonna change of when what is you know, an inherent structural problem with our economy right now. Well, then let's move onto the structure, and it's not good. It's writ large. That's what it does. You know? She just she comes and drops. I want one. I mean, we keep calling ya. So it's on us. Dionne broadly. Let's talk about the fed. You have these proposed nominations in Stephen Moore, and now Herman Cain. And I think what we should ask with all of this pressure. And these kind of weird nominations is can the fed do its job. Yeah. No. Of course, the fed can do its job, and it is important to point out that these are just two of nominations of. I think it's twelve board seats. You've also got the chair the vice chair you've got a number of fed regional presidents all of whom everyone on the fed currently very qualified including the previous people that President Trump has nominated. I really think though, it's important that we refrain this debate or the conversations going on about these nominations. Everyone's keeps everyone keeps saying Trump. Is nominating these people because he wants the fed to rollback interest rates. He wants them to cut rates hike rates. The president's even said that Trump doesn't understand how the fed works. He doesn't understand what the fed does isn't understand monetary policy. He doesn't understand economics. He's nominating. These people because he wants more people like him on the board. It's not about him. But people who will do what he says in. Every instance, the president replaces the rule of law, and you know, nonpartisanship with the rule of himself and. And he believes that Stephen Moore and Herman Cain will perpetuate this rule of himself on the fed board. Now is that true unclear? We're going to have to look at the minutes once they join, and we'll have to see if Republicans in the Senate are actually, you know, craven and foolish enough to vote these people in I mean, Stephen Moore himself has admitted that it's going to be a learning curve the man's not an economist. He's more of a taunting her to Dion point, though, it it is a it's a big deliberative body with some independent minds. Right. Like, you sound like you're saying the board could withstand the pressure. We got about thirty seconds for. Yes. When the board could withstand the pressure, and again, these guys aren't going to put much pressure on because they don't know what they're doing even more, right? Stephen Moore has no clue urban fed at least was on the fed before. I think he understands the processes of the fed is not really imminently qualified, and I think Rafael Bostick must be just with his head in his hands. Like, it took fifty years to get a brother on the fed and other. Put him on. But you know, I again, these people aren't Trump's not nominees people because he wants interest rates lower. He's nominating these people because he wants more people like him who he feels excited about nominating. He doesn't understand what the fed does. And he's made that clear with his comments today. Linette Lopez from business insider and Dion Ribaut and markets editor at axios. Thanks so much. Thank you have a great weekend. Now to prepaid debit cards, the increasingly popular plastic cards with MasterCard or visa logos. That let you shop anywhere with preloaded money. They're a growing part of this economy and the financial services industry, but they can be risky. There aren't any protections against theft or purchases that are defective or unauthorized charges. But this week the consumer financial protection bureau started requiring safeguards on prepaid cards that are the same as debit cards that are tied to Bank accounts. Marketplace's Erica barris has more on that employers used prepaid cards to pay their workers governments disburse benefits like unemployment people who use debit cards from banks have had protection against fraud and loss for forty years. Now says Nick Berk with the consumer finance project. People have pretty much the same rights to be protected and get their money back if somebody steals their prepaid card as they do when they use a credit card or a debit card consumers who report a lost or. Stolen prepaid card within two days or only responsible for fifty dollars in losses. If they wait sixty days, it could cost them five hundred these new rules, come as prepaid cards have risen in popularity credit card industry. Analysts had Rosman says more than eight million households don't have Bank accounts. Joe there are a lot of people who are using prepaid cards as an alternative to the traditional banking system. Another reason for the uptick in prepaid cards. It's pretty cheap for employers the government and others to load the cards with money says David Robertson with Nielsen journal, most accords or Costa quarter. To give somebody a plastic card with a magnetic stripe. Just mailing. A check would cost you more than that card issuers though. Now have to change their packaging and the language they use when they issue cards. Ben Jackson is with innovative payments association. The rules are very very prescriptive. And then they had to begin printing. Extra disclosures there Mercator advisory group says hundreds of billions of dollars are loaded on prepaid cards each year. I'm Eric barris for marketplace. On Wall Street today. Wall Street loves good job numbers. And it doesn't mind low inflation either all the details when we do the numbers. We need one of those fun little websites. Here has Brexit happened dot com, and it would still say no headed into the weekend. The situation is as foggy as a London day. British Prime Minister, Theresa may has asked the European Union for an extension on Brexit. She's hoping for June thirtieth. If e- says, no April twelfth would be the exit day and all this uncertainty is taking a toll on British nerves. The government is offering counseling to civil servants who are stressed out by Brexit. Police. Chiefs have been warning Brexit protesters and campaigners to keep their tempers under control. But one London Jim thinks it has hit on the antidote. Marketplace's Stephen beard reports. Right. For remain is protesting here outside parliament Brexit makes that blood boil I am so angry so angry Alice Colombo and fellow protests Helen, Slater com, stop seething about Brexit when I wake up in the morning. My thoughts turn to Brexit. And what do you feel frustration on on depression? And it's the same for the levers protesting him relief is at hand. However, this gym not far from parliament is offering a tailor-made outlet rule. These pent-up Brexit emotions Rory mcentee of the gym books chain came up with the idea of bricks fit exercise class Briggs is probably number one in terms of frustration that are building. And this was a way for people to kind of come in together and the community and can event their anger at the whole situation. Whipping them up we've grime grunge and afro bash -ment music train of Boris puts the participants through their paces. So now talk to release in one exercise Boris has them pummeling a couple of punchbags one bearing the image of Prime Minister, Theresa may the other who chief European advisory Joan Claude YMCA. Wanna go full oil wants to these engage your body as much as you can. And then go for a sucker punch on them. In another routine waited bull bearing an image of leading Brexit, and Nigel Farraj is lifted above the head on slammed to the ground, and there's a rowing machine called the Romo. This is all a great marketing we's of Kohl's. But try to Boris insists it says a practical purpose to what we're trying to do is to get that rage and frustration within members and use it as much Vaiciunas to in order to work harder and perform this better with an exercises. The Brexit sizes have been terrific hit, the Brexit classes a fully subscribed. But as worry mcentee concedes the Jimmy Quinn. That's taking a hell of a beating the punchbag. We have to replace we had three the may faith in the on the slam ball which actually replace twice. Jim book says livas and remains of worked out together here harmoniously without venting the anger on each other remain and another Tanya Allen and L flips all seemed happy with the class, more or less. I'm dying right now. You don't feel more relaxed about Brexit. I the scene bags hit every severity from cost, and it's very amusing. Take mccown unless off steam, definitely definitely anger management. The clause is beginning to imitate Brexit. The sessions of frequently extended a win loss week class was postponed. Brex fits seems likely to run and run in London. I'm Stephen bid for marketplace. We've got tons more coverage of Brexit on our website marketplace dot org, including a great episode of the make me smart podcast hosted by myself in Cairo style. Go. Check it out. Okay. We're coming from London right back here to Oakland home of MC hammer. He of you can't touch this too legit to quit and hammer pants and tomorrow night. MC? Hammer begins his first major concert tours since nineteen Ninety-one and the tour will include some other acts. You might remember from the eighties and nineties Coolio, sir. Mix a lot and Cisco among others. I am totally going to this. Marketplace's Mariel Zegarra takes a look at the business of the throwback concert. Does anybody know what time it is? Qatar? You remember this one those pants the sick dance moves Don jerk Joseph is thirty four. He's from Houston, Texas, and he was a huge MC hammer fan growing up even had the action figure. Carl girl when I was a cute. He says he's going to this concert. He's actually been watching some of the rehearsal videos hammers posted on Twitter. Moose through talking only married. I bring the same energy from, you know, their early ninety two to nineteen throwback or a nostalgia concerts were bands reunite or singers come out of semi-retirement aren't new, but we are looking at the latest iteration with acts from the nineties think vanilla ice and vogue. Jesse kirshbaum? At new agency says what concert goers are buying here is a feeling a to go back to where they once were. They're paying to feel like a kid again. And for something to put on Instagram, you know, bragging rights. Vice girls superfan. Twenty nine year old Cassandra bell never got those the first time around I remember the concert humor hometown. And some of my friends went, and I was so jealous. So this summer, she's flying from California to the UK to see scary baby ginger and sporty on their reunion tour posh is incoming there is something returning performers have to remember, especially in the age of social media. Larry Miller teaches the business of music at NYU Steinhardt to bring up you need to be in great shape. The tour needs to be well rehearsed doesn't seem like that's going to be a problem for MC hammer. Jake touch this. I'm Mary together up for marketplace thing touched you. Coming up. Now. Nobody tells you like your business plan is just a plan and no plan survives contact with city permit or but first let's do the numbers. Stocks climbed after the better-than-expected monthly jobs report, we told you about the Dow Jones industrial average gained forty points about a tenth of a percent to close at twenty six thousand four twenty four. The NASDAQ climbed forty six points half a percent to finish at seventy nine thirty eight and the s&p five hundred thirteen points that's four tenths of a percent to end at twenty eight ninety two for the week. That was the Dow added one point nine percent. The NASDAQ picked up two point seven percent and the S and P five hundred rose. Two percent snap had a great week jumped or point nine percent. A day after launching a new advertising network hoping to compete with Facebook, Google and Lincoln bonds rose the yield on the tenure T note fell to two point four nine percent. And you're listening to marketplace. Hey, guys, Molly would here. And you got to check out the latest episode of make me smart, but you better. Hurry, April fifteenth is fast approaching and that means tax day. This is the first year that your taxes are affected by the thousand seventeen GOP tax law. The biggest change to tax LA in thirty years. And even though the bottom line is pretty much the same for a lot of people this year's taxes feel different two million fewer people had filed their taxes this year compared to the same time last year. And when we talk to people and to accountants they said, yeah, it's because we're scared. Make me smart. Find us on apple podcasts or wherever you choose to podcast. This. 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And he is a big reason why successful three point shots in the NBA have increased for the last seven years straight and a couple of years ago. Brag time I actually talked to Steph curry, and I asked him whether he thinks the three pointer just has a better economic return to think about it too much own the court just do what I do. Haven't done the Vance analytics on it does make sense. Now, someone has done those advanced analytics, Dr Rachel mardi pike has used a combination of high resolution video and artificial intelligence to determine how athletes can sink more three pointers. Welcome to the program. So great to be here. How do you go about studying pow to make more three pointers? Yeah. So we've looked three pointers in a new high resolution way where we can look at how the ball is actually going through the air. So we can understand why players miss. 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But there's a quantitative goal to get to for. Sure. Do you feel like managers and coaches will look at this research and say we want to invest this time and money into getting players to be better at three pointers because we get more points out of it. Yeah. We've seen this tremendous shift over the last decade or two decades where players are going from shooting a lot of mid-range shots to shooting. Many more three pointers and short twos. Simply because we just have a higher return points per possession in no MBA general manager coach is going to give up those precious points. Everyone's trying to get that edge. And then what does it mean for fans on the one hand people love high scoring games? But on the other hand, you know, I it's controversial that there are too many attempted and failed three pointers and that that can ruin the game. What's your view on that? 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How Money Impacts Mental Illness

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

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How Money Impacts Mental Illness

"Ping freezes utterly escaped. Everyone falls. You're listening to a bi polar schizophrenic anna podcast. They're your hosts gave howard and michelle hammer everyone and thank you for listening to bipolar schizophrenic gets a front and a podcast. My name is gave. I live with bipolar disorder. Hi i'm michelle and i'm schizophrenic and by process of elimination our producer you sir lisa must be the podcast. I like that today. We are going to talk about money. I feel kind of weird about it. Because what is it. There's like three things that you're not supposed to discuss in civilized conversation religion politics and money. We've already covered religion now. We're gonna talk about money so politics is coming. I like money a big fan of money. I like like money. It's a question of liking money specifically. How does money the impact people living with mental illness and shocker. If you have money you're going to live better with mental illness. I would agree with that gave the more money you have the better you live with mental illness because you can afford a lot more stuff like there as psychiatrists psych meds. Those are the most expensive things that you need with mental illness mention thing i do and let's start there here for a moment. Let's consider the idea that if gabe howard has mental illness and michelle hammer has mental illness and then john doe has mental illness onus. It's reasonable to assume that all three of us would get the same level of care because we're all three people living with an an illness. So shouldn't we all don't we all deserve the same level of of treatment deserve yes but getting it absolutely not. Why do you think that is money money money on may. Do you think that the general public is okay with letting mentally ill people suffer just because they don't have health insurance or because they don't have resources or because they don't have money i think they must because they see these homeless people all over the place no most people with mental illness just hanging out on the street and nobody seems to be helping them. It's true the homelessness has has skyrocketed since the eighties with de institutionalization and i don't wanna fall down any sort of rabbit hole discussing whether or not institutions are good or bad. I'm just saying there's not a lot of help. Nope bigger cities will have things like peer centers or drop in centers or consumer operated services but even those are woefully woefully underfunded and understaffed and in many cases underutilized. We have the homeless shelters but they seem to be very much warehousing. They'll keep you out of the cold but they're not going to treat the underlying condition that led to your homelessness because you don't got enough money exactly let me share with you my train in story gave i was living with my roommate at the time ben and he used to catch me talking to myself a lot and i had this very strange mannerism of i would raise my harms up down. I would just talk. I'm reading the subway. One day and i looked down the train and there's a homeless man talking to himself in the exact mannerisms that i did and i realize to myself what what is the difference between me and this homeless man because obviously both schizophrenic and i realized i have a family i have friends and i have a doctor and if i didn't have those three things i could be homeless. Just like this man kind of any thank right there and made me think that i need to make a change and do something to try to advocate for the mentally. Ill one of other things that i love about that. Story is the fact that we realize you realize i realize that we realize how lucky we are and i think that a lot of people with mental illness don't realize how lucky they are to have health insurance or family or support or just some sort of intervention. I had money me and health insurance and resources but i didn't have support because my entire family didn't think that i was mentally ill. They thought that i was an asshole. They just thought that i was frankly. Just what an asshole they just thought i was an asshole and that i would somehow grow out of it and i was lucky i was lucky that somebody who recognized that i was sick intervened on my behalf and then of course i was lucky that i had no money and health insurance and and resources well something else i wanted to add was that i consider myself i self lucky as well also because my my mom and everything they noticed that there was a problem so they tried to get me help and i would have never gotten help on my own so who who knows where i would be without that. I was lucky that when i did go to college and realized there was a problem the health center with therapists psychiatrists. It was completely free for me to go now if i didn't have that opportunity. I don't know where i would be right now. I mean it's incredible that it was free and it's an opportunity that a lot of people don't have any health space. A lot of people can't get healthcare at all period period. You're sick tough shit. We don't care we've we've sort of made having health insurance in this country like a moral moral value and the morals. Don't end up where you think they're going to. We're no longer in the mode of help. The sick we're in the mode of the six should have thought about this before for they got sick and made goals and gotten health insurance and save some money and fix themselves. I i don't know how we got there but even putting all of that aside did even if you've done everything right you have insurance. You're covered by insurance. There's really not good mental health parity. We love to brag brag that we have mental health parity and for those who don't know mental health parity is defined as treating mental health and physical health exactly the same. We pretend that we we have it. There's a lot of advocacy groups across the country who bragged that we have it but in actuality. We don't have it at all because you would never hear oh. You've been diagnosed just with cancer. You can see your oncologist four times but all the time we hear oh you were diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You can see your therapist four times times. There's upward limits even in my health insurance which thanks to my beautiful beautiful wife is fantastic. I can only see a therapist twenty twenty six times a year before they stopped paying so if i'm not well at the end of those twenty six visits tough shit. That's not parody so what what are you supposed to do then then. I don't even understand and also think about it. What does that therapist. You're going to what if they suck will. Some of those visits will be wasted and i have to get a new therapist. I know people that have gone to psychiatrists that are given to them through different programs but i know these people and they're not okay whatever psychiatrists that are going to is is not a good psychiatrist. They're always switching beds that are trying new things going off things and they are not well so that psychiatrists that are going to is just wasting their time. Hi and it's not doing good for. Let's be fair to psychiatrists and medical providers. We're not saying that they're a bad psychiatrist overall or a bad medical provider overall. We're we're saying that it's not a good fit. It's not a good fit for that psychiatrist and that patient and when it comes to the way that mental illness and mental health is treated in this country treated medically you have to have that good relationship because if you're a person who lives with schizophrenia and you're paranoid and for whatever reason you don't trust your psychiatrist i you're not going to share the correct information. You're going to be fearful and scared and they're not going to be able to get it out of you. I was very lucky. I had a psychiatrist actress that i was terrified of. He scared the hell out of me so i just got a new psychiatrist. Do you know how lucky i was thinking about that for a moment. I don't like this guy. I want a new person. Okay the wow just dripping dripping yeah with privilege dripping am emma college. When i was seeing a psychiatrist. There was just the one psychiatrist so if i didn't like her. There was no other option. I had to only speak to her and i didn't even know anything thing about psych meds or anything at that time so i just did what she told me to do. And that's what i thought was right and that's what i did and that's very problematic because again if you don't make that connection action if it's not working it's not reasonable to think that every single doctor is going to connect with every single patient and i'm not speaking psychiatry or mental ansell health period period. You know michelle. You have gone to college if you didn't feel comfortable with your gynecologist. Wouldn't you switch gynecologist. Absolutely absolutely you'll uncomfortable with you know your lady doctor is probably very important to you. Yes my lady doctor. I really loved that. You picked gynecologist richest gabe internist or anything else but you picked gynecologist. I like that one of the reasons that i picked gynecologists is because one i just. I just think that that is a specialty that you'd probably want to have some comfort. You'd want to be comfortable with your provider and to gynecologist or a specialist a general practitioner practitioner an internist and nurse practitioner. There's a lot of them. Those are easy to find. Those are a dime a dozen. I'm not insulting any of them but you and i both know twenty places where where we can see an internist or a general practitioner no problem but there's less psychiatrists because it's a specialty and your insurance company will cover less <unk> specialists. Some of those specialist gynecologist oncologist psychiatrist might not be on the list so even if they're fantastic and you love them. Forget it you. I can't see them because your insurance won't cover which is ridiculous and also there's insurance and covering psych meds as well. I take a lot of psych meds. Insurance covers some some of it if i didn't have insurance cover in some of my psych meds. I can't even tell you the astronomical amount of money i would have to pay that is an excellent point. I have insurance and i have a really good insurance and my quarterly bill for medication is about four hundred dollars. That's my co pay. Hey my copay is four hundred dollars so roughly one hundred and thirty three dollars. A month is what i spend on medication and the insurance company is picking up a large portion of the tab so could you imagine let's forget about that insurance company portion. Can you imagine asking somebody who's living on and disability or somebody who can only work part time or somebody with very limited resources to come up with an extra one hundred and thirty three dollars a month just further medication. We haven't talked about co pays yet to see the psychiatrist or copays to see the therapist or anything like that. Were purely talking medication. That's a lot of money. That's a lot a lot of money. Yes you go to the psychiatrist for help. They prescribed medication for help can't afford the money for the psych meds ed's. You can't even be helped. It's just like an ever ever going nonsense of helped me. How can i get help if i have no money doesn't make any sense. Nobody nobody can get help. If you have no money it's not okay. It's not fair. It makes no sense. Mental healthcare needs to be free. It needs to be easier to access insurance. Somethings that change gave. I don't even know what to say about it. It's just not cool. You're a dirty socialist. I guess i am kidding. Obviously i agree that it should be free because a lot of people are impoverished. They don't have the money to do this and another point that can be made about medications. Is let's talk about the newly diagnosed. You're prescribed a medication. You're on it for two or three weeks. You have a bad reaction to it and you need to go back to the psychiatrist and get a new medication well. That's another co pay to see. The psychiatrist and you have to buy the medication again. One of the reasons that i can save money is because i can get the three month on prescription and that is cheaper but it's still a lot of money and i'd like to point out. I think this is a good pro tip for our audience. I was able to save money by getting on on the manufacturer's website and finding one of those discount cards so one of my medications my copay would actually be four hundred dollars for a ninety day supply lie but because i have that discount card it lowered it to one hundred and eighty dollars for a ninety day supply and that's my most expensive medication the out of pocket it cost meeting if i had no insurance is about twelve hundred dollars for a ninety day supply so if i had no insurance and i needed this medication i best. I have twelve hundred dollars. That's four hundred dollars a month. That's a car payment. Yes that's a car payment with insurance. Maybe a little bit of gas. You can't always get every single drug. They are on for ninety days because some are controlled substances that don't allow that so you have to actually go to the doctor every single month to get that new prescription so you can get it for that month because the coal controlled substance thing right which is another co pay to the psychiatrist and again. You're not buying in bulk. This is why sam's club. I've been cost over there so great. You can get a thousand pickles for six bucks. I've always wanted a thousand pickles for six bucks. Thanks cape are believed that you have a pickle barrel in your house. I don't know why but i'm positive it's there. I think you need to go see your psychiatrist about that. There's another co pay. We'll be right back after we hear from our sponsor. This episode is sponsored by better help dot com secure convenient and affordable online counseling. 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This is not a problem you're you're okay but the maintenance drugs the maintenance care because there's no cure for severe and persistent mental illness. There's no cure no cure. Are you cured the show. I am not cured no way dude. I'm not cured from bipolar and there's no cure for anxiety major depression. You need maintenance treatment. That's really expensive and i don't just mean the cost of medication. We already covered that. Let's talk about opportunity cost. Let's talk about how expensive it is to not be able to do the jobs that you're trained for because you need accommodations and michelle. You are an excellent example of this because you were hired by new york works city graphic design firms. You have a college degree and you are exceptionally talented. You got hired what eight times eight different firms yes eight jobs which i was fired from. Yes i love that you always loved to bring it up gabe but yeah i was fired from h odds and it was never because of my design ability it was is always because of symptoms of schizophrenia. I had a huge dream of being amazing creative director and agency but i couldn't do it. I couldn't handle working working so i had to work for myself. Who knows where i'd be right now. If i had that amazing creative director job that i've always wanted to have maybe i'd be making making tons and tons and tons of money like i always thought i would be making. Maybe i'd have bet huge apartment that i would always thought i wanted and everything like that but i'm not 'cause i couldn't do it. Michelle forget about all the pie in the sky creative executive master director living in the giant manhattan apartment. I i don't know if you could have gotten there or not. Screw that. Let's talk about the jobs that you got on day. One were these full-time jobs that came with health insurance. Yes yeah and isn't health insurance something that oh. I don't know we discussed is really helpful to people who have chronic illnesses. L. must definitely sir but you're chronic illness. Onus prevented you from working full time at the jobs that offered the benefits that you need it in order to be well yet so you had to work on your own. Which is i'm so so glad that you were able to reach recover schizophrenia and start your own business but does your business come with free health insurance included in the package it it does not have to get my own health insurance so you have to make enough money to not only support yourself but to also pay for health insurance yet. It's fun and pay all the additional funding costs you know the medication the co pays and just out of curiosity and remember that beautiful wife that i have <hes> <hes> my health insurance is included in my wife's job and is like really inexpensive and your health insurance costs a lot of money that you have to pay for every every single month and which one of us michelle has better health insurance yeah lower copays and lower deductibles yeah so we even though i have more resources you get less yet. That's the system. This is the system that we have created to help sick people in america. Get a job so that you can have health insurance so if you get sick you'll be covered but of course if you're already sick. Nobody's going to hire you because you can't work so you're gonna have to find another way now. Let's forget about starting a business because not everybody can start a business but many people living with mental illness and we know them. They're great people. They can work. Part-time part-time does not get health insurance but you need health insurance because you're chronically. Ill hello government. Okay okay but but thankfully there's the the safety net. We're so happy. There's a safety net. Just get on disability and you'll be fine because being on disability comes with really really great benefits benefits and enough money to live disability gets you about <hes> sixteen grand a year usually and if you go over sixteen grand you'll lose your disability. Wait a minute so you're saying that disability doesn't cover the expenses to live even meagerly now. Now wanna know if you make more. You'll lose your disability. You'll live in poverty. You live in poverty or you live in poverty but you could get a job and then like you can get a part time job with your disability yeah but if you go over sixteen grand you'll lose your disability so basically you have to be poor or you have to be poor or you have to be poor. You can't be poor with mar- money yesterday. Poor poorer poor poor and porn poor poor. When you're on disability you can usually get on medicaid that then turns into medicare. You really utilized that with all of your psychiatrists. Therapists and psych meds so you can health insurance here is to take care of your illness yes but if you make more money you'll lose it all wait. Wait wait hang on so you're telling me the system is set up so that people get disability and then medicaid and then are discouraged from working because if they work they'll lose their health insurance and then get gets sick and all kinds of bad things will happen to them. Yes yes and we call this a safety net if you are on medicaid or medicare and disability and you happen open to get married to someone who makes say who knows thirty grand a year. Let's just say you get married. Guess what your benefits go away by by benefits. You now make too much money with your household income because it's tied into their income yes because you know that i belong to you found in house. I know people are partners. The reason why they're partners are not married right because if they got married they both lose their benefits so now we're discouraging people from getting married. It makes no sense. It just doesn't make any sense that disability not means. You have to stay poor to be on disability. I don't understand the safety net. There is no safety net. The important thing that society needs to remember is that we're doing lean our part to care for the mentally ill and if they're not getting better. It's their own fault for being lazy. That's the takeaway right. Can we all agree that that's the takeaway the safety that that is already on the ground say that it's too low the season. It's almost underground. I think you have to go through the ground to hit the safety net and they're like oh we maybe we should have raised it a little bit and then maybe it's on the grass. No the reality is as many people who get on disability. They can't get off off of it and the reason that they can't get off of it is not because they're not trying. It's not because they don't want off of it. It's because they can't make enough money fast enough because their choices are to either not have a job and have a little bit of money a little bit of resources and health insurance which is just vitally important to people who are living with serious and persistent mental illness but if they get that part time job if they go work at mcdonald's if they go well anybody can flip burgers. You're right anybody can but the minute they take at that job. They make too much money and the minute they make too much money. Remember part time jobs. They do not have to give you health insurance and in fact they don't so now the person is making. We'll say eleven dollars an hour. You know what i'm gonna generous mood. They're making thirteen dollars an hour which i don't know these mcdonald's that are paying thirteen thirteen dollars an hour across the country but let's pretend that they are they don't have health insurance and because they don't have health insurance. They can't afford the full cost of medication of psychiatrists of case management. They can't afford any of these things so all of the sudden their wellness starts to slip because they can't afford it so before you yeah no it instead of living in recovery with mental illness they're just mentally ill and they have nothing and they know this going in so your choices to live on disability and mind your own business or to get off of disability and immediately start making forty five thousand dollars a year with benefits. I don't so many people that can go from disabled to working full time with benefits. Most people need to ramp up. They need help. They need had support. They need vocational training and many of these things do not exist for people we are creating a society of helpless people because we will will not give them the resources that they need listen. It's expensive to be mentally. Ill and we're not providing people with what they need but were there standing over them calling them lazy and telling them that they're not trying when my friend was on the phone with disability and they were telling her that she can only make sixteen grand and a year and they were asking. How am i supposed to live on this amount of money. The woman on the phone said i understand this is why you should call your congressman so great now in addition to being sick. We also have to call politicians and argue with them because everybody knows that people living with mental illness have a lot of clout with the politicians call the congressman and complain. That's really going to get you far yeah okay and every mentally ill person on disability yeah. They should all complaining call other congressman. Okay what are you. What could you imagine if all the mentally ill people in the world started calling politicians one that would be hilarious but a two they wouldn't give a shit yeah seriously. Oh my gosh. I figured it out. We just need to hire a lobbyist. I mean politicians listened to lobbyists. We need a mentally. Ill oh lobbyist. Let's see if only we were voting block if only yeah but people just don't care people just don't care and that's why we need more people to speak up and we need more people to to stop saying shit like oh my god. You're so lazy. Get a part time job. There are huge barriers that we did not erect in our way and ad iraq. These are not our our faults. We are trying trying to get over them. If you've been listening to this podcast call your congressman than say what just out of curiosity you. You can just say hi hi congressman. How are you doing today. I think that disability should be raised. You're doing good if you're doing good or don't be congressman anymore. That's what i think congressman male or female. Whoever i'm speaking to there you go peace clearly. I think we need a more refined into message. I do not think that congress people and senators and politicians are aware. I don't think they're aware i think that they believe that the safety net is sufficient and that its helping people and then it saving people but it's not it's not more people are slipping through the cracks that are being helped by the safety fifty nets and this is why we have revolving doors. This is why we have people who are in and out of the hospitals. This is why we have homelessness. This is why we have people getting on disability and never getting off. This is why we have people not living up to their full potential and this is how come gabe and michelle are rare because we're in recovery. We should not be rare. We we should not be rare. We should be the status quo. I don't understand how people walk all over the city and see these mentally ill homeless people and and just walk by and don't z. that it's a mental health issue and that it's a money issue and that it could be solved just need free mental healthcare. I just can't understand that they just brushed them off over there. Just drug addicts and crazy and it could be fixed. It could be fixed but it's just stigma. Oh they're home wasn't crazy. No no it could be fixed and people ignore it ignored all the time and that's that's what i try to show people. There's people with mental illness living well when they have help and there's people with mental illness living unwell when they have no help. It's not okay. It's not cool. Things need to change if treatment is available recovery is likely it really really is but so many people can't access basic care care. It's shameful richest country in the world we have people sleeping under bridges and dying and the winner absolutely it's disgusting mirka michelle. I don't want to end the show on a hopeless. It's not new york. City is where you live didn't go out on a photo shoot. Yeah totally. I friends cecilia mcgowan and joy irving. We are all schizophrenic and we did a little a photo shoot at the oculus which is right near the new world trade center and i post a little post and i wrote schizophrenics are taking over the city and it's just really awesome. I really add a lot of fun. What kind of reaction did you get because you're you're three attractive. Young women and you're wearing clothing says don't be paranoid. You look great and you're making a lot of commotion and noise. Did you gather a crowd. We gathered kind of a crowd. People thought it was pretty cool. They were asking us about it and we just told them the whole deal. We live with schizophrenia. It's a funny we live well. We're trying to change what people think about mental health. It was fun. We had a good time. You'll see more photo soon. Yeah it was pretty cool and you can check out the pictures on your instagram which is chess like the website schizophrenic that n._y._c. Thank you everybody for tuning into this week's episode of a bipolar schizophrenic and a podcast. Maybe next week we will let our producer lisa talk more but frankly it's. It's gave a michelle show. Subscribe to our show on your favorite podcast player and share our episode on social media or how just e mail it to your mom. Mom's love us. We don't know about dad's yet. We haven't done the research project. We will see everybody next week. Call your congressman. You've been listening to bipolar schizophrenic and a podcast. If you love this episode don't keep it to yourself head over to itunes. Who are your preferred podcast app to subscribe rate review to work with gabe go to gave howard dot com to work with michelle will go to schizophrenic dot n._y._c. for free mental health resources online support groups had over to psych central dot com shows official website is psych central dot com slash b. s. p. you you could email us at show at central dot com. Thank you for listening share widely. Can you pay my bills sales. Can you pay telephone sales k._f._i. A._m. Automobiles and maybe you don't think you do so oh you and me through whatever yet doesn't xiao left eye. Lopez changed everything i was t._l._c. She's still changed. Everything dead were to be onsite come from d._c. She's way better lemonade becky with the blonde hair. Put a ring on it and then you take the ring back by she sleep in. Oh you've seen that using video right. Did we stop recordings ratings people. Oh sorry unstop. 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Ep. 40: Catching up with Thumb and Hammer

Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

00:00 sec | 2 months ago

Ep. 40: Catching up with Thumb and Hammer

"Home Improvement Home Renovation, homemade mentz, homer bears, and all the other challenges of homeownership. Well, go do about bombing aber home improvement podcast. Greetings folks. My name is Doug and welcome to another action packed episode of the thumb in Hammer home improvement podcast. This is my first episode back after a long break. So today, I'm going to be talking about a few different things. I don't have a single topic or theme really. It's going to be more of a mishmash of ideas. And things that you may find useful or interesting. So let's start with what's new at Shea Thumb in Hammer. Once the weather broke in the spring last year I decided it was time to do a little plumbing work in the garage. There is a tap inside the garage for a garden hose and we use that host for washing cars in the driveway among other things. Well? That tap was leaking and I certainly don't want water inside the garage especially when that garage is becoming a woodworking shop. So. Changing that TAP was on my list of priorities for quick diy projects that could be completed in a day or last. Now, the Nice thing was some stores like home, depot and lowe's and Canadian tire is it you can go online. Find what it is that you're looking for. See how much it costs. And even see how many are in stock and where. In the store that stock is located. You can even order it online and pick it up in the store but in my experience that process actually seems to take longer than just going directly to the aisle and picking it up myself. Now, as efficient as this type of shopping has become, I have learned. That it isn't a substitute for human? Knowledge. Searching the Home Depot. Website for this tab proved to be a very frustrating experience. This is one for the. What's in a name file. I searched for TAP. An outdoor tap and did not get the results I was looking for. I tried outdoor, Faucet, and Hose Faucet. Without any luck either. And just searching for faucet returned all kinds of bathroom and kitchen fixtures. As. You might imagine. Then, I remembered. Current Code requires what is called a frost free hydrant that's a contraption where the tap is on the outside of the wall. But the stem extends into the conditioned space inside the house. And that's where the actual valve is located. So. When you shut off the tap, the water is stopped. Wild is still inside the house. Sure enough the search for a frost free hydrant gave me the exact result. I expected for that search. But. Here's the thing we have an older house. And we already have a shutoff valve inside. So we don't need a frost free hydrant. And I would have had to reconfigure the existing plumbing. In order to install it. That would be opening up a can of worms that I did not really want to open. At least the search term return the result I expected even if it wasn't what I needed. Well, maybe. What about just hydrant Search for hydrant. Nope, not that either. Oh. I know. Hose. BIBB. WHO'S BIB And still wasn't quite what I was looking for. And just thirteen, the word bib brought up all kinds of coveralls. The actual term for what I was looking for was. Silcock. I actually knew that at one time. But Wow, it took me a while before I was reminded of that name. And sure enough when I searched for Silcock I found exactly what I was looking for. The moral of the story is. Simply that knowing the proper terminology makes life a whole lot easier when you are searching online. Of course, I could have gone into a hardware store. And said I was looking for? An outdoor tap thingy. And customer service person would have said Oh you mean silcock. Or? At least. Would have figured out what it was I was talking about follow me there over here. And that? My friends is the advantage of dealing with the human being. Rather, than researching from behind a keyboard. So. Now, I have a new silcock in the garage and this one doesn't leak. And neither does the one in the backyard since I replaced that one at the same time. Speaking. Of researching from behind the keyboard. Last year I bought my first new tool in years. We're not talking about a lot of money here. This was not exactly a big investment. But I wanted to make sure that I spent that money wisely. After all we are still in penny pinching mode around here. For twenty years, I have been using a Makita quarter sheet palm sander. And it's been okay for what I've needed it for but a random orbit Santa would be so much better. Especially when I get into actual woodworking. Since, I will someday be working my way through Steve Ramsey's weekend woodworker course. And, a random orbit Santa was on the list required tools. I figured that. This was good in excuses any to Gordon by one. I was looking in the hundred dollar range. Now. Remember I'm talking about. Canadian, dollars here. So prices are going to sound higher than they would be in the US. I basically dismissed the less expensive models and I was looking at Dewalt and Bausch and others of that ilk. But those were actually the two brands that I was leaning towards dwelt in Bosch. and. Really when you read the reviews online, most sanders in that price range are fairly identical as far as owner satisfaction goes. So it was really a toss up. And I'm not loyal to any particular brand I don't care what color my tools are. I have dwelt hammer drill and abolish router, and I can't find fault with either brand based on those two tools. and. Then the dewalt when on sale. The Dewalt Random Orbit Sanders was now ten dollars less. Than it, splash counterpart. and. Ten dollars is ten dollars, right. The. Boss was the better by. Right. Well not so fast. Both sanders come with either a dust collector bag or a canister. However, if you want to attach a vacuum hose for collection. Both require an adapter. The adapter is included with the Bausch. The Dewalt adapter is sold separately and runs about twenty five to thirty dollars Canadian. Now which is the better by. Of course, that's going to depend on whether I actually ever used the vacuum attachment, but you get my point. That was in the spring. Spring turned into summer and summer turn to fall and as the weather cooled I decided that it was finally time to dive into Steve Ramsey's. Weekend woodworker course. I. Mean I signed up for this thing a couple of years ago. Finally, it was time to start working on it. And the first I was to build the basic mobile work bench or BMW. At least I could say that I had a BMW my garage right. So I'm working on this workbench. And I've got the legs in the frame assembled and it's all coming together. Nicely. I'm cutting the three quarter inch plywood on my more than. Twenty year old trade master contractor saw. It's a little awkward because I don't have an fi table, but it's going. Okay. I'm cutting a four by four foot piece of plywood in half. And as I near the end of the cut. I reach over I shot off the saw. The Spinning Blade slows to a stop, but it still has just enough momentum to finish they cut. I slide the one piece back onto the table as I hold onto the cutoff peace and gently allow gravity. To take the other end of it to the floor. So. Now it's leaning against the table saw. Plays, the cut piece to the side. It's right for assembly. And I retrieve the cutoff in order to cut some more pieces from it. Okay. To start this off again. Nothing happens. He doesn't fire up and that's when I realized that they cut off had actually hit the power cord and pull the plug out from the outlet. I saw back in and I started up. Except now, it doesn't start with. I can normally does. Instead, is starts with A. That doesn't sound right I immediately turn it off. A measure. Exactly. What's wrong so I checked the blade. It hasn't come loose. So that's not it. I check the belt. It's hasn't come off I moved the belt. The blade moves the Poli- on the motor moves. It seems to all be working. I'm at a loss at this point. So. Now. Commissioner. I retired to the House and start doing some research online. My thought is that the motor is probably Kaput I mean this is twenty years old. It hasn't got that much use in twenty years is being bounced around a little bit. But let's face it. It's. An offshore in. Port. So maybe the quality wasn't that great to begin with I don't know. But I figured that the motors probably could put and I know nothing about small motor repair. So I'm in the House I'm looking repair shops but. It's after five o'clock on a Saturday and. They all seem to be closed at this time. So. I think You know let's check Gee Gee maybe I can grab a used motor. Shirley some of these officers still around. If I can snag a motive for under one hundred bucks. That's probably not much more than I would spend to repair the one that I had. So I'm perusing the listings oncogene I come across a table saw the books like it's a pretty good deal. It's an older delta. But the fence on it looks impressive as hack. So I'm trying to find out what I can about this particular saw and doing some more research this saw was made in the USA. Not. In Taiwan, not in China. So that's a definite selling point. The Fence Was it Delta uniforms which is a definite upgraded in my opinion. Over my aftermarket, Accu Square fence. So I contact the seller and arranged to look at it the next day. Now this saw needs some work. There are some alignment. There is some surface rust. The saw has seen its better days. And I spend a lot of time contemplated the purchase. But. I eventually decided to pull the trigger. I gave the guy a down payment. And I take part of the saw home with me. Planning to return a week later to complete the purchase. So, now I have the fence of the extension table in my garage. And now I have to get my saw out of the way. I figure I can at least take it to a recycler or something like that. Maybe get a few bucks for that way. Easier. Than trying to sell saw this not working. But. For now, I'm just going to take part and move it into our storage unit. And, it was during that this assembly that I diagnosed exactly you. What was wrong with that? I had a screw loose. seriously. There is a little set screw on the pulley wheel that engages with a slot on the shaft of the motor so that the spinning shaft will turn the pulley wheel which. Turns the belt which turns the blade. While that little set screw was loose. So the spinning shaft. Did Not. Turn the PULLEY wheel. That was in that was all that was wrong. Just to tighten up that screw. So engaged again. I think that's all that was wrong. point I had the saw half apart. And I don't really WANNA put it back together at this point to test it because at already agreed to by the other saw. and. I'm a man of my word. It wouldn't have been fair for me to back out of that deal. So. That's how I ended up with a new to Me Delta table saw that I am in the middle of restoring. In the short term I am going to sell one of the songs I'm just not sure which one at this point. Because I, don't have the room and I want to get all our stuff out of storage. But eventually. The goal is a saw stop. So whatever so I keep now will eventually be sold as well. But yeah. If I had known to check that little set screw. I could save myself two hundred and fifty dollars. Down assery comes at a price. Now let's gears and return inside the house. I believe that I have mentioned that we have a brand new. Four K.. Fifty five inch led TV listening downstairs still in the box. That hasn't changed. It is still downstairs. In the box. In fact, this particular TV is no longer brand new it is. For years old now and it was discontinued years ago. But. That's beside the point. The point is the previous owner had their TV hanging over the fireplace and it was our plan to do the same. We just never quite got around to hanging it. And at one point with the fireplace on, it's a gas fireplace you see. I held my hand about where the TV would be hanging. and. It got just a wee bit warmer than I would like to subject delicate electronics to. Our fireplace has a problem. There is no mantle. There is nothing. To. Direct heat wave from whatever is hanging above it. The fireplace around is this stone veneer stuff that. Should have been installed horizontally, but instead was installed vertically from floor to ceiling. It's interesting book that my wife likes. But It makes installing a mantle virtually impossible. I. Went around various fireplace stores to see if there was some sort of shield or deflector or something that could be retrofitted to the fire box, but they looked at me like I was not. Even show them example that I found online for about one hundred and fifty bucks. Oh, we don't have anything like that, but we have this mantle, the costs over two thousand dollars. That, was frustrating. For the last year and a half, we've had our smaller. Thirty seven inch TV temporarily on a coffee table in front of the fireplace. Temporarily For the last year and a half. Yeah, you heard me. Now, my wife really likes fireplace, but we have not been able to use it. And I was really looking forward to the fifty five inch TV. We haven't been able to use that either. So back in December my wife and I. We're talking. And try to figure out what to do, and we agreed the probably best course action was to get rid of the wall surrounding the fireplace now and build something else. And include a mantle. Or maybe just had the fireplace half the height of the wall TV recessed above that. Anyway, we kind of agreed on the look that we were going for, and we kind of agreed on some sort of built in shelves on either side. And we kind of agreed that this was. Maybe not going to be the best project for me to take on myself. You know fireplace. Gas Line. Debris. The fact that a weekend project takes months or even years to finish. We agreed that we should probably hire a contractor. So, we talked to one. The of the company came out to the House. So what we were dealing with and after laughing about the vertical stone, the way it was installed. A said he would come up with a couple of ideas for. US. I. Asked him for a Ballpark figure and he said would be looking at about three thousand dollars for something that was. Half the height of the wall. And the price of course would go up from there if we went full height. And if we have built in shelving. But our starting point. was about. Three thousand dollars. Three thousand dollars might be able to work with. I could always built some shelves. Myself don't need those right away. Maybe we could splurge and had the built built for us. I don't know I was I was excited to see what this guy was going to come up with. What he came up with had a starting price of more than three thousand dollars. Plus tax. Are Harmonized Sales Tax, and Ontario amounts to thirteen percent. So you know prices sound good until you had the tax on it's. Kind Kinda gets expensive. With built in, we were looking at about holy crap. Ten thousand, dollars. And that didn't include any electrical work. There is just. No. Way. Not, right. Now at least. Am thinking that this is going to end up being DIY project down the road after all. But right now is just not a high priority. There are other things that we need to spend money on first. So, our small TV remains in front of the fireplace. Maybe I'll hang large TV above the fireplace. We're not using the fireplace now anyway. While we're on the topic of money. Here, is one from the holy crap. Did we make the right decision file? Since we bought this house four years ago. Real estate values in our subdivision have gone. Crazy. They're actually went a little nuts a few months after we moved in and they showed no signs of coming down. How similar to ours, hit the market last year. It is the same style. Close, to the same square footage. The Lot may be a little bigger. some of the interior finishes are newer. But if you're looking for a comp for our house, this one fits the bill. Well. It was listed at just over. Fifty. Five zero fifty percent more than what we paid for our house three years ago. And it sold for about sixteen percent. Over ask. And it sold. Within a week. In fact, the houses in our subdivision are regularly listed at thirty to fifty percent more than they would have been for years ago. And hoses in our real estate market. Often sell for over the asking price. And nothing remains on the market very long. So. Now at least on paper. We have recovered the amount that we lost when we sold the money pit house. In four years. Maybe, in today's market, we would've been able to break even on the money pit. House. If we did the addition in the garage like we planned. But. We would have had to spend another hundred thousand dollars to make that happen. So we are definitely in a better position today that we would have been otherwise. Even in the middle of covid nineteen pandemic real estate values have been stable in our area and the houses that have hit the market have sold quickly. And if or when the bubble bursts. Going to be no worse off than we bought this house. Everything's coming up house. And while we're on the topic of the money pit house. The new owner has done what we were not able to do ourselves. The old edition that we wanted to tear down re-build has been torn down and rebuilt replaced with a gorgeous new edition. The garage that I wanted to build in the fall to I bought that house. Well. There is now a two and a half car attached garage on that property. Dude is living the dream. Living my dream dammit. It's a weird feeling watching someone else take the steps that we were not able to taken over twelve years but. More power to 'EM, I. Guess. Only wasted, I'd been invited to swing sledgehammer during the demolition of the edition. Just for the symbolism. Just for the closure. What is really interesting is how different his renovation is from what our vision was. Quite. Frankly, it's absolutely amazing. The curb appeal is off the charts. And with a surgeon property values in the area. He's doing. Okay. As, are we? Now that we're more right-sized in our current house. We avoided spending money on an addition that would have. Made that how simply too big for what we needed because. Here we are. Four years later. And my wife and I are essentially empty nesters with our daughter now in college living in the dorm. Everything has found a way. Of working out. In on that happy note this episode of the Thumb and Hammer podcast comes to an end. I want to thank you very much for listening. If you enjoy the PODCAST, please leave a rating and review. In your favorite podcast directory. If you want to give me some direct feedback, you can send me an email or recorded voice mail at them. Hammer dot com slash contact. I also welcome any questions or suggestions that you may have related to the website or home improvement. And by the way, you can also follow me on twitter. At thumb and Hammer. I will talk to you again soon. Cheers.

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Little Happier: The Opposite of a Profound Truth Is Also True. Even in Goth

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

04:25 min | 1 year ago

Little Happier: The Opposite of a Profound Truth Is Also True. Even in Goth

"You know, what Elizabeth and I both love we both love her. Little cat blackjack blackjack is an elderly cat. He's an elusive cat. Oh, he's a fearless cat. He's very good at hiding. But you know, what Elizabeth an I don't love about blackjack cleaning up after black jacks litterbox, which is why Armand hammer created new cloud control litter. There's no cloud of nasties when a person scoops. It is one hundred percent dust free free of heavy perfumes and helps reduce airborne dander from Scooby. So what happens in the litterbox stays in the litterbox new cloud control cat litter by Armand hammer. More power to you cat love with Armand hammer cloud. Troll cat litter. I'm Gretchen Rubin. And this is a little happier. I love aphorisms proverbs Cohen's fables and any kind of teaching story and with those I've collected my secrets of adulthood. These are the lessons. I've learned through time inexperience usually the hard way, I have a huge collection of these secrets of adulthood, in fact, if you have any of your own favorites, please send them my way. I'm thinking of making a book of them. What am I favored secrets of adulthood is the opposite of a profound? Truth is also true. This is a mysterious and powerful aspect of human nature. I want to accept myself and expect more for myself. I wanna think about myself. So I can forget about myself. I want to use my time efficiently. And I also want to take time to wander and play and aspect of this. Secret of adulthood, is the ancient. Idea that sometimes something goes so far in one direction that it circles back on it self and a kind of union of opposites because I've thought a lot about this. I was struck by a particular passage from the essay American Goth from the collection. Take the cannoli by American historian, social observer and writer, Sarah vowel in it Val is describing her encounter with Goth. She writes Goths for those unfamiliar with this particular subculture are the pale faced black clad vampiric types with forlorn stairs framed by raccoon. I make up the name derives, of course, from gothic a style. According to my dictionary emphasizing the grotesque mysterious, and desolate bell explains that she'd always admired the Goths and she went in for a private lesson in Goth. Yes, she got a Goth makeover led by someone with the nickname. Mary. Queen of hurts. And here's the passage that. I love Val rights when I was pondering a good Goth named for myself. I paid through my reference books on death and dying looking for something gruesome nothing felt right? Maybe it's because I came of age in the eighties and I've seen blue velvet too many times. But to me, the really frightening stuff has nothing to do with ravens and rats. The truly sorted has a sunny waspy glow. Therefore, I tell them the most perverse name. I can think of is Becky it turns out that by saying the magic word. Becky, I have suddenly moved the head of the class, Goth wise as Monique put it you are understanding the pink of Goth, you've skipped a couple levels and went straight to paint. And in fact, there is a term in urban dictionary pink off, which is a person who is so completely Goth. The bone that they don't need to wear block. It's one of my favorite secrets of adulthood. The opposite of a profound. Truth is also true in God. And it so much else. I'll post a link to some of my favorite secrets of adulthood and also to the book take the cannoli by Sarah Val. I'm Gretchen Rubin. And I hope this makes your day a little happier.

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