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"homer simpson" Discussed on Planet Money
"homer simpson" Discussed on Planet Money
"What if it were a musical? I hope kind of the Jerome Powell is taking some notes because I'm just imagining like a musical fed meeting. Inflation numbers set to music, my help us feel better about everything. Okay, okay, now back to The Simpsons. In this episode, which is called poor heist rock, Homer's son Bart embraces the American Dream, that idea that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can do a little better than your parents did. I never thought about it, but Homer makes enough to pay for this awesome crib. Two cars with enough left over to fill the freezer with three kinds of French fries. Waffle, curly and steak cut. Three kinds of French fries. That is the American Dream. And Bart decides that he, like Homer, will work at the nuclear power plant and replicate his father's middle class life so you're visiting your old man at work today. I sure am in this sweet job will be mine someday. Day to burst your bubble kid, but the kind of job your dad has just doesn't exist anymore. Part come with me to a magical place far in the past. America in a 20th century. Sure. But you better not start singing. 1945, we won the war. I've always came back to the primary voice in the song, is none other than Hugh Jackman. And he plays a sort of magical singing janitor who takes Bart on a musical journey through the American economy from the end of the Second World War until now. With hardworking critics hit by them we built our middle class. Yeah, and that magical singing Janice are Hugh Jackman takes us back in time to win Homer, who does not have a college education, gets a job as the safety inspector at a power plant. Well, I'm not smart, I'm not a go getter. My drinking problems not getting better, what job could I possibly do? Nuclear safety inspector. Okay, so juries out on whether Homer would have gotten that job at any point in history. But Homer's job is the first stop on our archeological dig, would Homer have that kind of job today. And back in 1989, about 16% of jobs in the U.S. were manufacturing jobs. And today, it is just over 8%. So Homer would be way less likely to work one of those jobs. But, of course, you know, it's still possible. There's still a lot of those jobs. Well, yeah, for some people, but I'm afraid definitely not for Homer. And that's because Homer never went to college, and that's simply would not fly for that kind of job in 2022. Bart's sister Lisa breaks it down for us. You want a job like that too, bad, so sad. You'll never have the life or flapping that head. No, all I need is a foot in the door and I'll take dad's job when it does at 44. And job you see now needs a PhD while playing student loans leaves you in poverty. A PhD. That is not good news for Homer. I'm gonna say. Yeah, nonetheless, PhD stands for a packet of happy donuts. I love that a lot. But you know, I do feel like any jab that requires a doctorate or even like a bachelor's is probably kind of a nonstarter for our average American hero. Yeah, and that takes us onto our next stop on The Simpsons economic excavation, money and pay. What about Homer's pay and his lifestyle? Was it realistic back then? Is it realistic now? Okay, so they do not talk about Homer's salary directly in the 33rd season finale. But it has come up in Simpson's days of yore. And to find it, took some real excavation back into the archives of The Simpsons. And for this, we got some help. Danny Alexis rice camp are Simpson's superfan and freelance writer was determined to figure out exactly how much Homer made. And they started sleuthing through episodes until they find their evidence. I started with the 1996 episode much of who about nothing, where we get a shot of Homer's paycheck. Woohoo. A perfect day. Zero bears and one big fat hairy paycheck. Hey. How come I pay is so low? And we can actually see his gross pay and the taxes he pays on it and all of that. And if you do the math on it, his annual income works out to about $25,000. That is roughly not quite 50,000 of today's dollars, which is a solid salary, but is it enough for The Simpsons to afford their life? You know, house to cars, three kinds of fries. Yeah, wrapping in 2022, Lisa Simpson, our resident diner, is skeptical that this is all still attainable for her brother. She tells Bart, lower your economic expectations. And you'll still have to choose between healthcare and rent. Don't brand new cars. No fancy house, no hot dinners cooked by your stay at home spouse. Okay, so this is very harsh from Lisa patty. This is gonna change that. That's bad news. But let's look at the data and see if what she's saying is actually true if her doomsday prophecies are correct. So back in 1989, the median home price in the U.S. was a $125,000. That is adjusted for inflation. Today, the median home price is about $430,000. Now, if we compare this to Homer salary, back in 1989, the house would cost him about 6 times what he earned. Today, it is nearly ten times the salary. Yeah, and the likelihood of 2022 Homer owning that home with the big yard probably lower today than it would have been in 1989. Okay, patty. So far, 2022 Homer does not have a job or a house. Maybe he can move in with Bart. Oh my God. Yes. Maybe. But with Bart be able to afford a house. I mean, how are his economic prospects looking? All that, plus a wrapping economist after a word from our sponsor. The air in the beer podcast is an ad for beer. That is so smart. This message comes from NPR's sponsor U.S. bank, expertise, encouragement, and support. That's what U.S. bank is for from incredible customer service to custom fit personal loan options, U.S. bank can help you achieve your goals, and the award winning U.S. bank mobile app puts your plan in your hand. Get started today at U.S. bank dot com. U.S. bank will get there together. Credit products are offered by U.S. bank national association and subject to normal credit approval. Equal housing lender member FDIC. I'm Gregory Warner, hosted the podcast rough translation on our new season. We're telling stories about the cultures of work. The 9 to 5. It's a myth and rest around the world. I came into this totally prepared to defend my American productivity. At work, the new season of the NPR podcast rough translation. Okay, so we've basically established that 1989 Homer was living pretty large compared to what 2022 Homer can expect. And the 33rd season finale of The Simpsons goes a step further. It says, this is not just Homer, but they sing it actually. Read a rich man kicked our ass fiddling while they burned our middle class. Burn the middle class is kind of a strong statement, right? I mean, yes, there are fewer manufacturing jobs than there were 30 years ago, but there are lots of really good jobs today that didn't exist back then. I mean, the tech industry alone, for example, has created millions of jobs. There are many, many new kinds of opportunities for wealth. And Bart, you know, in a lot of ways, has more options than you did 30 years ago. I'll ride the money train and make it rain. I'll buy and sell Bitcoin build a new app do pranks on YouTube. I'm great at that craft film TikTok tricks on my sick motorbike. Your chances are slim. Go to hell by the way. Forever right. Robert. Yes, the former labor secretary from the Clinton administration came on the show to, as Simpson's writer Tim long puts it, throw down some facts. But I just wanted.
"homer simpson" Discussed on Planet Money
"This is planet money from NPR. The average American. Most Americans, if you ask them, we'll say that they are just that. The average American, earning a middle class wage, or maybe a little more, a little less, we are a country that measures itself largely by its middle. But who exactly is the average American this most mysterious and talked about person, how much does the average American earn? How does the average American family actually live? I mean, we could talk facts and figures all day, but we have to say there's definitely one American. One family, really. That is kind of claimed that title for a while. They were, in fact, designed to be the definition of middle class. Back in 1989, just over 30 years ago, the very first episode of The Simpsons aired on Fox and since then, The Simpsons have become an iconic American family. Kids? More like for church. Ready for inspection, mom. Very nice Maggie. And Lisa, you look lovely. By The Simpsons had a lot to do with the way I understood the world as a kid and as a teenager. Growing up with The Simpsons, Danny Alexis rice camp saw a lot of their family and community in the show. I have an embarrassingly encyclopedia knowledge of the first ten or 11 seasons. Are you serious? That's awesome, really? Yeah. I was obsessed with The Simpsons. Danny is a freelance writer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and they started to think about The Simpsons and had this realization. The idea that you could have one breadwinner in a family of 5 who had a high school education working a union job at a power plant and buying a nice house in the suburbs and supporting a spouse in these three other kids. The Simpsons life, which had so closely reflected my life growing up and the lives of perfectly everyone I knew was at this point not normal, but aspirational. Danny wrote about this in an article for the Atlantic a couple of years ago. The Simpsons haven't changed much over the decades. Homer is the same job, same house, Lisa is still in second grade. The world, though, has changed a lot around it. Homer was introduced as a kind of economic everyman back in 1989, with someone imagine that same life now is Homer Simpson's 1989 life out of reach in 2022. We got so fascinated by this idea that The Simpsons could reveal deep truths about the American Dream and the economy. Deep truths. And we actually made an entire indicator episode about this a year ago. Dream of our own. The writers of The Simpsons actually heard that episode. Yes, they did. And they responded with an episode of The Simpsons based on our economic questions. Dad, is that your paycheck? Sure is. They're 33rd season finale. Just aired. Oh, you get all that every week? Every two weeks. Oh, we loved it. It was the best. It was so nerdy. Laugh of wristband. It features a wrapping economist, and you know, patty while we were watching this episode, we started talking about it, and we were like, you know, they just answered us. We can't leave them hanging. Hello and welcome to planet money. I'm Stacey Ben Smith. And I'm patty hirsch. The biggest changes in the economy happen little by little, and you only really notice them when you step back and look at how things have evolved over a lifetime. And in that way, The Simpsons are kind of like this archeological dig, right? I mean, they are a representation of the middle class from about a generation ago that has survived intact just sitting there waiting for an economics podcast to come along with our shovels and our little brushes, and our deep and strange love of data. And start excavating. A lot of economic changes are subtle day to day, but truly they are seismic. So today on the show, we dig in to The Simpsons to understand how the American Dream has changed. In fear not, we will get joyfully met up. We fact checked The Simpsons season finale and dropped some economic truth bombs on 2022 Springfield. There will be jokes. There will be songs, Hugh Jackman, acting as a magical janitor. Lots of economic data and the dashed dreams of a fourth grader. I can't wait to live the American Dream. Well, actually, what? Oh, nothing. Support for NPR and the following message come from indeed. No one has a business like yours with all its strengths and challenges. To succeed, you need a hiring partner that adapts to your needs. Indeed, a powerful hiring partner that can help you attract interview and hire all in one place. Receive a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed dot com slash money, offer good for a limited time, terms and conditions apply. I'm Gregory Warner, hosted the podcast rough translation on our new season. We're telling stories about the cultures of work. The 9 to 5. It's a myth and rest around the world. I came into this totally prepared to defend my American productivity. At work, the new season of the NPR podcast rough translation. The Simpsons, an iconic American family, and a kind of economic touchstone for middle class America. At least, it was. The dopey good hearted Homer, working his job at the local power plant. Sorry. I couldn't resist. All right, okay, gauntlet down. Here we go. Marge, rock of the family, practical and loving, stay at home mom, home. Very good. Thank you. I've been honing it. Three kids two cars, a house, a dog, money, for The Simpsons, is often very tight, but they always make it work. Al Jean is a longtime executive producer of The Simpsons, and one of the original writers on the show. He says he took a lot of the inspiration from the show from his own life growing up. My dad is he's not Homer Simpson, but here is some qualities with Homer. Ran a hardware store. We weren't rich. We weren't for we were in the middle. And with what my dad made, he had 5 kids, and then we could afford it. Homer has a really solid job. He works at a nuclear power plant. It's great job with benefits, and Elsa's Homer's life lined up with the lives of a lot of people that he knew growing up. I was born in Detroit and when I was born in 61, people would go, oh, you can get a job on the assembly line that, you know, whatever. Up to $30 an hour guaranteed, it's a great job. You know, Detroit's always going to be making cars. Right. Well, that is how it started. So, how's it going? Yeah, well, we talked about that a year ago in an indicator episode, and Simpson's writer Tim long heard that show, and wanted to take the idea further. You know, it's obviously crazy that Homer has managed to maintain this middle class lifestyle. Like, how are they living so well? But just the issue, the hard economic facts of the show just struck me as kind of like an interesting topic. So I started kicking that around in my mind. And then I thought, well, what's the funniest way that we could respond? And then it felt like,.
"homer simpson" Discussed on Beyond Atheism
"And that sounds like, yeah. And I mean Jesus isn't a book in the book. He's the son of God, and he does all these miracles. Yeah. Yeah, I think there's good reason. I mean, I don't know. Too well, but I think there's a good reason for thinking like Jesus was a real historical person, but not necessarily, well, I mean, in my view anyway, definitely definitely not definitely divide. Yeah. So there's a difference between the historical Jesus and the messiah Jesus. And we know one of them is a fictional character. But yeah, right. Right. Right. Yeah. No, that's true. Yeah. And I think that's kind of how we treat him, right? We know the stories. We know the things he said and did. The same way we know what Homer said and did. No, not Greek home or Homer Simpson. Right. We know. We know them in that way. So yeah, I think we do. I think we do believe in them that way already. Is that how you think about them? Yeah, I mean, it's interesting. I think it's sort of, I guess it's like any sort of ancient Greek gods or something like that. I mean, I guess there may be some, I don't know a ton of both of mythology, but maybe there's some interest in learning about the mythology and maybe there's some value in it like moral value, maybe you can take from it. I'm not sure it's actually, but yeah, I think in that sense. It is kind of how we think of things like Zeus already. Exactly, exactly. All right, Nathan, how about this one? Can a true atheist ask a religious figure for life advice? Or personal guidance. And here, I mean, a religious figure meaning like a priest or a minister or a rabbi or a monk, not necessarily Moses. Right, right? Yeah. I would say yes. You could. Yeah. Yeah, I think so. I mean, you could, I think you could, yeah. What are some like maybe examples would lay it out better? What would the sort of things you'd ask about? You'd be comfortable asking them. I can't really think of anything off the top of my head. But I think the possibility exists. I know, I know some religious figures, I guess, for lack of a better term, I mean, who I think are wise and so on. So but I suppose that's in that case, a more personal thing. I mean that I know these people personally. So in that sense, I guess maybe I wouldn't necessarily ask in their capacity as religious figures but more of people I know, yeah. Exactly, right? Yeah. Yeah. Would you say? I think about it in the same way. Maybe like, I don't know. If a priest had a nice car and I had trouble with my car, maybe he would know how to fix it, something like that. But not in their capacity as we just authorities. Yeah. No, yeah, exactly. Can you imagine talking to a priest about marriage? Right. Yeah, yeah, right. That's a really funny thing. Yeah. Like a Catholic breach or something. Who's not married? I know it's funny, yeah. There's like the least qualified to ask. Yeah. Yeah. And for the last one, can a true atheist eat a holy animal?.
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"I was one hundred percent. James's corner for point number one hundred percent in raise corner for point number two completely different reasons like i said at the turning point james you were showing me. The can the ability the scientific evidence. Ray you were telling me you were showing me the the depravity of peter's character he would do terrible things to another person and and we've all seen over the course of three hundred plus episodes that he does do terrible things to people my my my at the turning point my issue was that over over almost double the amount of episodes of the simpsons. We haven't we've seen what a good guy homer is and that he doesn't have that depravity he he wouldn't go to such lengths to hurt another human being. But gosh darn it. If point number three by. James didn't tug at my heartstrings. And i don't know how nerdy you guys wanna get. But but but i call this the the last of us argument here. You know Have you guys played that video gap. -solutely listen i'm a dad and watching pieces of media like that hearing james is point number three there. You can't get people who are not parents to understand the the lengths that a parent will go through to to look out for their family. And i said from from the beginning that james basing a lot of this in reality in fact and and it's hard to go up against peter because so much peter's character is not based in reality. You're fact but you know what after point number three having that that thought go through my head. There is no amount of bad intentioned depraved person. That's gonna come after me and my family that is going to stop me. A good natured. Person from taking that person down. I at this point in time. I got to give this james. I gotta give this to homer simpson. Oh leasing gentleman and there you have it. This is what i'm talking about. And this is why as great as peter griffin is because he is absolutely fantastic when it comes into a final. You've got gotta have that motivation. That last little bit of resolve to push forward and get over in your opponent. It's your daughter or your kids your son. Or what have you that are going to give it to you. Thank you that for the genius. That is matt drudge. Judge lane down laying down the gavel here declaring james the winner it's about time compelling compelling all the way i had a moment there because i know you know i'm a dad and i had a moment there whereas like is this just him being smart and like playing to to to what he knows about me. You had this plan from the beginning and man. Was it a good strategy. Thank you listen. Race kanus has been coming out with some fire lately and just come and pulling out great strategy great strategy and i've been trying to do my best to keep up with the unknown for strategy. I'm known right now mind fog. This is what i'm talking about finally at work. This took me so much. I outdid myself in terms of research. My family's not too happy with me right now because they do this but i did get the win and that counts for something. Raise the kanus. You feel right now. Oh please more. I have a crump of victory please. I'm so pau from never winning fights on the who would win show boy name. Is james galaxy. Please put a dime or maybe a shilling in my glass cup. So that i might buy a shred of victory. I'm thinking that. James gibbs is pathetic today..
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Does he try to help each member of his family. Try to get through a challenge. Or what have you and the funny part isn't thankfully not often because that's what makes the show so awesome. Now turn that over to the simpsons. Homer actually really does care for his family. They go on family outings all the time. He says good night to his kids. He wants them to do well. He you know if he lets them down. He does whatever he can to make up for at one time. It's supposed to get a read for lisa's saxophone in time for her. You know huge show talent show performance at the school. He missed it. He says. I'm never gonna let that happen again. And now he always make sure that he's doing the best he can for them. That's the difference. So what is that. Big deal why this is coming to play. Well here's the thing homeward literally dreams of the day. That lisa enjoy is gonna make the world a better place. He wants that to happen. He's all about earth and that's his motivating reason to fight back. Okay quick story so used to do self defense training for large corporations right go to large businesses. Whatever you have a group of people there. There's always that one person who wouldn't want to hit the pads or sometimes they hit me in the shoulder and she'd say no i. I just can't hit you. And i said no problem. Let me tap into your compelling reasons. I'd say hey someone who attacked you. They're really trying to say you can't see your kids ever again and see that transformation happened in the what is it. Yeah they're telling you that they don't want you to have your life they think you're worthless blah blah blah blah and. All of a sudden this person turns into the ultimate were sound starts pounding the hell outta me until i'm crying fetal position. They helped me up. I walked away the tears. And then they're celebrating. 'cause like i tapped into my compelling reasons to fight back and that's where the victory lies for homer simpson see. Look these guys matchup incredibly. Well this is going to be a back and forth hopefully over thirty minutes or three episodes or maybe even a movie canton fox. At the end of it both of these fighters both these guys are gonna be underground lying like covered in blood broken bones the whole thing and they're both trying to get the win they're motivated to get the win to prove whatever it is trying to prove so when peter's trying to get back up and tap into his competitor fight back is going to think of his family because he's a family guy and they're sharing your mind he's gonna look at me and be like now chris now make man hate her look at lowest. I should fight for low brian. The dog is like that's my best friend. Maybe i should fight for him and brian. Come on peter you can do it. Homers can look over his family. Say bart the boy. I love him. Oh my god my sweet little maggie. My sweet little maggie. He's gonna look over at marge. My soul mate home. Or do your thing. That's a horrible impression. And look over at lisa his pride and joy and all of a sudden the lights are gonna shine on her and all he'll see her and saying dad. I need you to win. Do it for me. And all of a sudden homers going to get up and hulk smash the hell outta peter griffin to get the win with which he collapses You know a few minutes later at the end of it..
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Much just shut this show right now but what the heck i'll keep going anyway point number three per peter griffin. Let's talk about tune force because peter griffin does things that cannot be done in real life. I know homer. Simpson has the power as well. But peter has it to a larger degree a couple of things that really struck by mind. Is that when he faced the former president in another one of these prolonged battles. They were standing in the water at the washington mall. You know that big old pool that they have their outside the washington monument and he went to go as the former president and what happened was a massive electric shock that shot them straight up into the stratosphere flying high hundreds of feet in the air and crashing into the capitol building landing in the center where our congressional bodies do their business and what happened after crashing through a roof after being electrocuted and hitting the ground. He just got up and kept fighting. He's just that kind of a guy you just can't put him down. He also has the ability to defeat very specialized characters. There's only a couple that i pulled out and i know that there's other examples but quite honestly i could only watch so much family guy this week. I didn't actually watch all three hundred nine episodes. I flipped about that earlier. Sorry team but two characters that really stood out one being the look he wants defeated the ridler in combat. And if you can defeat a batman villain who often gets over on the dark knight you got some good to force working in another one he killed somebody near and dear to my heart. He killed yogi bear. Look we had. Scooby doo on the show. Reference that character earlier and had a very weird moment i feel like if james had yogi bear. He might be able to do some weird things but not against peter griffin peter griffin snoop stabbed yogi bear and took him down by stealthily coming from behind him and knifing him in the chest. Sorry kids at home. But that's what happened on this hilarious cartoon show at one point. He was with mega tron. Or should i say meg his daughter and she had a cigarette in her mouth and he had a whip and he said i'm going to whip the cigarette out of your mouth meg and beg said dad. This is a terrible idea because it was heater uses the whip hits meg square in the face sends her flying across the room with a whip and the cigarette hung in the air afterwards. This is road runner. Bugs bunny all world up into one. He has the powers over tuned four. Let's not pretend that he hasn't been standing with nothing underneath his feet before and hung in the air before falling. Let's face it. He's done this over and over.
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"He has a genius level ability when he needs to. because he's a genius level. Billy playing chess somehow in fact he's a second best chess player in all of springfield. Figure that one out. He's so strong that one time he picked up a motorcycle and use it like a hand. Held weapon like a baton. A motorcycle to smash the heck out of something you know and i kept thinking. Why does this feel so familiar. Who does homer simpson. Remind me of and we just said it. It hit me. He's just like scooby doo. I clearly detailed this earlier. Classic episode of who'd win of. Scooby doo versus. Michael myers and scooby doo. Clearly was a sorcerer. A reality warping character who could ride a jackhammer up a wall upside down and stay there then. Teleport crazy stuff. This is what homer simpson can do. House explain how he can so intellectual so intellectually challenged one moment and at the next moment he has elon. Musk asked him for advice about space. Travel just thinking about. This explains how he might be out of breath going up the stairs then. He can run after and cash in the airplane preventive from taking off from the tarmac. And by the way you know so homer simpson doesn't die. Outside the treehouse of horror episodes. Anyway homer can't die or at least he won't stay dead for the more than a few seconds. Why because macaroni the creator of the simpsons once said homer never dies because god thinks it's funny to watch them get hurt just won't allow him to die. That's straight a quote from macaroni. You reser this means. God will not allow homer to die. Matthew and rate we may be dealing with a reality warping with superpowers who could enable themselves do whatever he needs whenever he needs to be done to anybody. Who's literally standing his way and by the way in a side note. He's prevented from dying by god. I'm starting to feel bad for peter griffin and all of this put all that together. That's my point number two. You know that that's maybe a little bit of a stretch there. I mean it's great that the author the writer had this funny idea of talking about this with homer simpson. I don't believe that it's actually effective cannon for the character james. I think you're taking a story that he said at a and trying to pretend that that's actually part of the show. So i would. I would push back on that point very very highly because i have to Dear lord but one of the things that i think differentiates these two homer does have a good amount of strength. When he chooses to do it. I would just again argue. He is not as effective a fighter. He doesn't have the same moves that peter does but the other thing that separates them. I wanna take a moment to mention is the fact that peter griffin is much more used to prolonged combat. Then homer simpson is when you watch these fights on the simpsons. They tend to last thirty seconds. A minute at most family guy has no problem. Stretching out a five six seven full commercial break to commercial break fight with peter griffin. Come back and fight some more so if it came down to who has the endurance between these two and who really could leg out. A long protracted battle peter griffin very obviously has the advantage there get it. Peter griffin needs a long time to finish off an opponent homer simpson needs about two minutes. You can just do that much quicker. That doesn't run out of jokes after two minutes. That's right because The simpsons about story and i can't you know what i can't peter family. I'm not gonna put down family guys writing. It's genius. I love it. I can't how dare you raised aquinas..
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Broken. he survives. He did it twice. He's good to go had every bone every bone in his body. Broken not a problem. How does guts torn out by a badger. A rabid badger rates to gain is absolutely fine. Had triple bypass surgery. Good to go had had four heart attacks. Not a problem three strokes. He drank an entire bottle of disinfectant. Hypothesize that this fact if ingested by peter griffin would have him vomiting in a hilarious bit for at least five minutes whereas puking all over meg or whatever maybe even makes mouth who knows. How does this work. Why does he have such ability. This is actually really cool. Unlike peter griffin this kind funny homer blessed with a really cool brain a brain in case in a thick layer of fluid which allows them to take this is actually a factoid from the simpsons this allows take much greater than the former blows to the head then the most durable humans on the planet again. This is documented thing in the simpsons. What does he do with disability. Well when he's facing top level heavyweight boxers or pro wrestlers. He beats them how he let's hit him as hard as they can. For as long as they can until they drop from exhaustion and homer still of out of it but he's still standing. He's good to go by the way his body can take crazy amounts of punishment. This is hypothesized by the simpsons. Show by the fact that since he's a safety inspector at the radiation plant and he's been so close to such huge amounts of radiation that is bodies has absorbed it and somehow has toughened up or hardened or something. Bad's happened to his inside. He places in fact when simply tried to an x ray of his blood is lime green. That's without having to drink died. See the but it just shows up as lime green on x ray. Look on top of all this. He's shown super strength. Super speed super reflexes super determination a whole bunch of super abilities and what might be the most shocking of all of this is the fact that on top of this durability superpowers boomer may just may be a low level reality warp or more on that later..
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Windows and getting glass shards all over his face now. He clearly makes it obvious. He doesn't care for having glasses charts in his face. it doesn't seem like it slows down. It doesn't seem like it stops him after a brief moment. I'm not even sure he even notices that. It's there anymore but a few other things we've seen we've seen him take a mailbox to the face. Knocked down back up again. We've seen him break his own nose with a punch. Just in order to impress a series of teenagers that he was prepared to get into a fight with why much beloved to my own heart peter griffin loves to fight children. He loves to fight kids right. Left and center of all ages piece should be in prison but somehow he is not he wants got into a fight with early the chicken a very very common bit in family guy that keeps getting longer and longer and i don't know if they just did an entire episode. That was a fight. I believe they may have you do three hundred and nine of these things you gotta figure at some point you just go for it. Well he's been repeatedly hitting the head with weapon hits whether they be you know a tire iron baseball bat etcetera. He took one after another from the giant chicken and no sold all of them. Heck he wants fought the former president from the years. Twenty seventeen to the year twenty twenty one got into a big fight with that character and he got his head slammed on the desk by that man. Seventeen times hitting diet coke. Buttons and hilariously servants with diet cokes. Kept showing up amazing. He took a hot iron to the back. He was going get his shirt but he wasn't. It was terrible but he got tired of the back screen for a moment. That made a joke about it. Heck what he was fighting the giant chicken. He was in a subway car. That went up out. The tunnel sideways landed in the street. Window busted open him in the chicken flu out the front and he just got up and kept fighting as if nothing happened. Bone protrusion no problem whatsoever toxic shock. He passed out but then in literal one second was backup and fighting again. He's been curb stomped before. And if you've seen a buddhist in american history x you don't want to be curbed stopped..
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"And now let's get the tape. For both of our combatant. Ray please give us the details for peter griffin first. Stop before i get started on this. I wanted to say look family. Guy has won six emmys. So how dare you sir. Now the simpsons is one thirty four but the point is don't act like the guy hasn't won any at all. Let's get going peter griffin. He's the patriarch of middle class family. Who live in the rhode island city of co hog. He was created by seth macfarlane and first appeared in family guy episode. One death has a shadow with one thousand nine hundred ninety nine because i don't count pilots. Family guy is an animated comedy series aimed at adults which is known for its somewhat mean-spirited sense of humor and love of pop culture references. Peter is the titular family guy who carries a blue collar spirit to the many career paths. He's had on the show. Peter might look like an obese pushover but he's survived massive trauma many times over due to his mastery of tune force. And he's not afraid to push and shove when push comes to shove back pop. Culture references really are the heart of family guy and the names of peter. Griffin's children prove that out his youngest son is named stuart gilligan griffin a reference to the main character on gilligan's island. Tv show. His eldest son is named criss cross griffin. A reference to the early nineties duo behind the hit jump and last but not least as his daughter meg whose full name. James is mega tron. Yes peter named his daughter after the famed leader of the deceptive cons. Top that james galaxy. That is peter griffin. Oh by the way that's fantastic. All hail lord matron as we all should. We'll top that with my fun fact. Let me just get into this real quick. So let's talk about homer. Simpson now homer j simpson jay standing for j. j. y. Purse appeared the animated short called. Good night in the tracy almond show back. On april nineteenth nineteen seventy was created and designed by cartoonist. Macaroni as patriarch of the eponymous. Family properly homers voice march bags have three children partly mag is a families provider. Homer works at the springfield nuclear power plant as a safety. Inspector.
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"I'm not sure we can have you on a judge all right. Well it's been wonderful seeing you guys. Have i ever told good luck. Yeah yeah yeah. Let's let's see you're here. Let's just sure let's just say i've got nothing else going on. We're here yeah. Yeah i mean that's rare okay. So you're familiar with both characters. I'm not gonna ask you. Which one is your favorite. Even though it's clearly it's homer simpson with that being said how do you keep yourself. So centered and so judge like with us without leading to one side or another. Well i'm gonna. I'm gonna do what. I do on a daily basis which is compartmentalize every part of my life. So that i don't go into a downward spiral of shame and anxiety. I'm gonna pretend that i've never. I've never heard of these two characters. I have no idea why one character is is like this yellow color. The other character clearly is not shaped like a human being I'm gonna let you guys fill me on on all of this and and you know. I want to grab something off my shelf real quick here. I'm gonna. I'm gonna have my honorary judge drumhead badge share sitting next to me just so i just so i can keep my head straight and remember you guys remember the law. Well that means that whoever loses gets tried and sentence in pretty much executed at the end of the show Feel bad for your ray record for the people at home. He didn't miss speak. It's not judge dredd judge drug. Now i don't know what any of that means but i'm excited that you have that i made this 'cause i make things you know. Why not but yeah. My last name is rudd and so why not have an authentic judge drugged badge here with me at all times. I'm like in this. You know very rarely. Do the judges come prepared anticipating. They need paraphernalia. A them all if you will for the judge a ship of win this boats really..
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"This to know who would win. Matchup one of the cool things about it rain. I kinda understand this. Whoever wins has to have incapacitated their opponent in such a way where they could stay there for two minutes and have no threat whatsoever from their opponent from battlefield removal. They've been killed or they're tied up. Whatever it is in that iconic episode where a ufo sorry spoiler alert ufo kind of crashed onto homer. Sure enough he get crashed get smashed him but he got up about fourteen seconds about ten seconds really after therefore who would win style matchup. This thing is still up in the air. As far as we're concerned they're still fighting that battle from them because it never actually ended. That's true that you know i. It's almost like these are like you know. Have this a more or mortality highlander. Kind of thing going on. It's epic in every way you can think possible now with that being said it's time to introduce the judge because you have an epic battle. You need an epic judge moore in their first appearance all the time making their first appearance. I'm so excited by his actor. Aging man child taste one to know one by the way and a bonafide walking encyclopedia nerd facts. Of course i'm talking about matthew. David rudd matthew welcomed a who would win. Hey great to be here. Let me tell you. I'm loving the. Wwe commentary energy. Going on between you. Two and i'm loving. Who knew that. Ray could do such a brilliant homer simpson impression. Did you guys know that. I had no clue right now. I didn't. i'm excited to hear you say that. I didn't know what was happening until halfway through it and i was like. Oh he's doing homer simpson away. That was his imprint. Oh i thought. I don't i mean that's great ray. That was awesome matthew. More importantly onto you. You're another actor. Whose got he long list of amazing credits for our who had went audience. Whatever we're going to call them. Tell them some of the you know the great roles you've done so far. I do a lot of voice acting. That's my main my main gig. I'm panda from jujitsu. Kaizen rock raith razor from tower of god. I play a bunch of other characters in anime as the the you know go deeper than that but those are my two big guys. I play a character called belial in a video game called gramm blue fantasy. You know lots of good stuff. Yeah i'd say those are all pretty amazing roles you said something. We talked a little bit before the show. And that's why choose that. You said that you are a walking encyclopedia of nerd facts and by doing the show. Ray i think you can bring the you. And i raise cain as are in fact encyclopedias. Nerd facts so matthew you wanna say you're part of our club. I'm gonna put you up to the challenge. His with to just to uber. Nerd facts to establish your geek read right now. Well it's interesting. You say to because two facts that i know going.
"homer simpson" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Tv on the back wall turned to sports. Looks like a friendly exhibition between the red sox and isotopes. Hey turn this up our keep. I wanna see the socks creamed. These guys could be heard over. The rabble as peter griffin makes his thoughts known. I don't think you know what you're talking about. Pierced the noise as homer. Simpson defended his team. Several smart word gags and the style. Gic non-sequitur gags followed. And before you know it. The blood feud has been whipped into a frenzy. once again tonight will truly show the world who's animation domination is on top it's springfield versus.
Biden Responds to Kabul Airport Attack
"Short time ago. The president of the united states came out and spoke about the horrific bombing which happened today in kabul. We don't know of course the exact death toll at the moment. But it seems like they're already thirteen American servicemen killed and the president's speech. I thought was one of the more bizarre speeches. I've ever seen by a president and i'm saying this in the year. Twenty twenty one so i want to get quick reaction. I'm assuming everyone had the opportunity to review the president's ben. he's not since he is not capable. He is not competent. He came out. He looked like a mental patient. I mean he really did he he. He looked like he was barely awake. He stumbled his way through a bizarre seven or eight minutes speech. That contract itself about seven different times. He tried to rely very heavily on the. I'm empathetic joe. Routine the but the minute. That questions began all that went out the window. And he became combative joe He had nothing of merit to say. Yes no defense for his policies because this policy garbage and most of all if you're an american enemy watching the president of the united states on the same day that thirteen american soldiers are killed twelve marines. And you're watching. As the united states turns tail and runs leaving a thousand plus american citizens behind in kabul plus an unspecified number of thousands of american green card holders plus hundreds of thousands of people who will immediately be slaughtered by the taliban and as it turns out the united states government handed a list to the taliban of all the people we wanted to evacuate in the know precisely who to kill five just in kabul. They're americans all throughout the country. Weren't even talking. Yeah that's right if you're watching this as an enemy of the united states and then you watch this adult old feeble minded man walk out and barely make it through sentence. You're thinking you're like homer simpson with a hamburger right now. I'm bin laden said in ninety eight ninety nine after bombing kenya and tanzania the embassies there and after the mild response from a clinton administration said america's paper tiger. I don't know how if you're an enemy of the united states watching what has happened over the course of the last month. You can't look at the united states and say that is a nation. That can do anything i want to. This is a nation that is ripe for fall and this president is ready to let it
School Shootings Drove Stephen King To Take 'Rage' Off The Shelves
"In this episode. We'll cover the bachmann book rage chapters one through twenty. Let's start the show high school senior. Charlie decker facing expulsion for salting. His chemistry teacher sets the contents of his locker on fire gets a pistol and returns to his algebra class or he kills the teacher and then a history teacher who comes to investigate holding the rest of the class degeorge decker reveals information about his troubled childhood and some of the other students begin to share their own secrets and feelings. That's quite the setup. sean. Yes so jay. This story rage was originally written at least started being written by king in one thousand nine hundred sixty six when he was a senior in high school and then he finished it in one thousand nine hundred seventy one and at that point it was titled getting it on Decker says that phrase multiple times throughout the section of the book king wanted to publish it like under his name right away but his publisher doubleday did want over saturate the market so this was the first case where they said all right. Well let's do it under a pseudonym and he submitted it as getting it on by guy pillsbury which is kings grandfather's name so that was going to be the original pseudonym he was going to use and there's a twitter user who just started following a couple of weeks ago named guy pillsbury so i thought that was a nice deep cut that is really deep. Cut yeah when he submitted his guy pillsbury. A number of people at the publishing house knew about king having a book called getting it odd and so the secret was already out. They pulled it and said okay and then he resubmitted as as richard bachman and submitted his with the new title rage and richard. Bachman i was because he had a richard stark book sitting on his desk and bachman turner overdrive was playing on the radio and so he was looking around. And there. you go richard bachman. Sorta like the Deficient the light bulb coming together to form the homer simpson logo number one. Lucky joe exactly so. This is actually his fourth published book. It came after kerry salem slot in the shining and just before the stand this was nineteen seventy seven it was published and then it was obviously republished in the bachman books in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. And if you're like my father you'll notice that this is not a book that is easy to come by nowadays. He was unable to find it when he was looking forward on. Different places and that is because after number of school shootings that had some tenuous ties to rage. There's at least one where the kid had a copy of the book his locker but some of the other ones may have referenced it or not king let the book go out of print in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight so all the other bachman books are now published as standalone novels. But this one is not in the forward to the bachmann book. Blaze king writes about rage. This is now out of print and a good thing. And if you go to the stephen king dot com website look up rage. No future printings will be made of this novel. At stevens request due to the sensitive nature of the content
Should The Simpsons Cast Be Replaced With AI Voice "Actors"?
"With most of the actors who voiced characters on the simpsons well into retirement age and the show seemingly having no intention of ever stopping a meeting. Cut wallover at wired. Uk wondered. could the actors all be replaced with a i rep locations. It makes a bit of sense off the bat. Near the proliferation of deepfakes circulating online aside major movie franchises have increasingly been patching together old footage of actors who have passed away like carrie fisher and the rise of skywalker and paul walker and furious. Seven or even just to fabricate a younger version of an actor who coincidentally had an entire body of work from their teenage years to use as reference points like robert. Downey junior in captain. America's civil war and will smith in jimmy man and with the simpsons. You only have to create the voice shortly. that's far easier especially with over three decades of content to pull from wired turn to tim. Mixed smithers canada-based. Ai researcher and media producer. Who builds a speech model that can be trained to mimic anyone's voice and notably has already recreated homer simpson for a few youtube videos including one where homer stands in for julia roberts in notting hill. Here's how he does it. Quoting wired mic smithers built generic. Ai model that can turn any text into audio speech in english when he wants to make a new voice he tunes the model further with two or three hours of new data of that particular person. Speaking along with a text transcript it focuses in on what makes a homer voice a homer voice and the different frequencies. He says after that it's a matter of asking the model to generate multiple takes. Each one will vary slightly and choosing the best one for your purposes and quotes bonnets. The performance is pretty flat as wired. Says it's quote as if he's reading out something that he doesn't really understand the meaning of and quotes which is pretty apt for homer still in the hut the performance. The show would probably be looking for there are other startups around. The world. Likes an antic in the uk and replica studios in australia. That are working to add. Some of that emotional resonance to a voice is using actual actors to help train them performing different lines over and over again with different emotional tones. Technically if you had someone recite all the existing phonemes in the english language or redescendu since that contained them all you should be able to then piece together any possible words. He wants but in reality. People's accents emotions can change things just slightly enough to make the process exceptionally challenging. Although absolutely doable and the time it takes to train the ai decreases over time with more data. Both semantic and replica studios who work primarily with video games where. There's a lot of intriguing possibilities with things like getting a character to say the player's name or whatever. The player wants them to or having a i basically work as a stand in until a real actor comes on board both of those companies say the actors they work with get paid anytime their voices are used in a game and this is a key element for me. Not just what rights doesn't actor have if they're only ever used to train in ai and not perform roll themselves so to speak but taking this back to the simpsons what rights do actors have whose voices are recreated to be their characters the screen actors guild affords actors certain bargaining rights over the use of their likeness. Which does explicitly extend to a performer's voice and while his protection is being rapidly expanded and reexamined as technology evolves you can impart think crispin glover for its origins after crispin glover declined to revive his role as george mic. Fly in back to the future. Part two they technically recast him. But they saddled the new actor. Geoffrey wiseman with prosthetics and employed classic stage tricks like having him upside down or wearing sunglasses to obscure his features as well as the use of some footage of glover himself from the first movie. Unless you were well aware that glover hadn't returned for the sequel. You probably wouldn't have had any idea that the george mcphee racine was any different from the first movie so glover sued the producers for using his likeness without his permission and for not paying him for the use of the footage. He shot for the first movie. But the legality of all of this now banned far beyond simply using a performance likeness and in many cases. Who is allowed to do what isn't so clear. There's copyright law which could give authority to the studio or whoever owns the rights but that counteracts with the right to publicity basically crispin glover thing and that's especially tenuous with cast as well known as the ones from the simpsons. You know a lot of people know these actors and if in a i replicated homer were out there. Advertising for some product people might assume dan castellaneta who voices homer is endorsing the product even if he had nothing to do with it so it's a tricky path to tread and personally. I'm a bit wary about the idea of ai. Replacing actors were any type of artists. Mean that's not to say that i don't want. Ai involved in arts. I think various tech can produce really rad art. I just don't think it can replace human-made arts and especially with something like the simpsons you know on the one hand. It's been on so long that it's the perfect fodder for ai. Replicated voices because then it could live on beyond the actors. And i guess honor them in some way but on the other hand. It's been so long that there are countless voice actors out there who can nail the characters voices perfectly and probably with more emotion.
Python at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
"Angles especially around some of the remote stuff. A lot of things you guys do work with like Rovers. You talked about spirit just to have a conversation with those things is like we complain about late and senior website was slow or I was playing this game and it was hard because there was. Two hundred milliseconds of latency. There's different kinds of latency out in space. Right? Wouldn't the speed light is not enough. So he can some of the smart and putting it on rovers and other stuff. Some of this ai work that you're doing. It sounds like it might have some lakes Ai I. Hope. So and we think it does too. So Michael, basically the work that. We're doing for your listeners. We have a project that we've been investigating now. So let's fast forward the clock rovers nowadays the last one that landed on the planet. I won't say that we shipped because we just shipped one, which we'll talk about called does a couple of weeks. The right we did pandemic shipping and launching of rockets, Rovers, new fad but yes, for pre. That pre pandemic in two thousand, twelve, we ship the the Mars Science Laboratory or the Curiosity Rover, and that one is about. So spirited opportunity just the size them ver- you know your listeners it's about the size if you have kids of one of those cars that you push maybe or something like that or maybe like a power wheel big wheel type of thing that size. Of Spirit and opportunity the MSL rover is about the size of a small car like Volkswagen bug and if you came to jpl and it was open to have these some day and things like that, you could walk into our building agency a full scale model of to really get the feel of it but that's the size rover over that we're talking about now that's. Sort of the modern class at them and so twenty, twenty s the perseverance, the launched it's the same size. So we've got MSL still operating spirit and opportunity arts anymore because they were solar-powered MSL is powered basically by nuclear fission uses an rtd power source and things like that. So it doesn't have to worry about solar panels so it can go for quite a while and. Has Been. So it's a great test basically as long as it mechanically is still functioning right? Absolutely and so challenges with mechanical functioning are like, Hey, we learned a lot about the wheels for a car sized thing as we drove over walks in it toward the wheels up, you know and things, and so we did we learned a lot about them if you look at one. Quick Update and twenty twenty as the wheels have little homer simpson speed holes are not speed old but holes to prevent having just track and tread that dies catching on everything and that's just one thing we learned amongst other things. We've got smart engineers JPL. MSL's agree platform to test stuff out on. However let's talk about AIML L. I'm going to dispel some missing rumor so. MSL and space assets and others they all need right we gotta do computing we need a processor and A. And things like that they are running off of an old the what is that the latest? GP probably like a Invidia like twenty eighty something like that. Yeah. Everybody thinks that and I know you're being facetious and I liked the snark it's awesome. But yes, no, and that's the challenge. Everybody thinks that and it's not it's running off of a rats fifty, which is a be a h that's as bad as powerful as a POWERPC chip and process or in so and why real quick y right when we crash something in the government, we've got a congressional inquiry that we have to respond to. This virtual companies do it and we love the commercial companies where partner with them. Now, they don't right they I mean not to say that it doesn't ruin their value stream or their reputation or things like that. But they've got a little bit more flexibility to do testing and stuff like that than we do and so we are risk averse by profile definition, and so because of that, we were only use things that are what we. Call radiation hardened, which means that when it gets up there in space, a space does and cosmic radiation do weird things to your hardware they flip the bids amongst that's the easy stuff they do. They do a lot of other nasty stuff and so you gotta make sure that the hardware works in space and so because of that the technology, the Gartner life cycle for what we could use for that is real behind and so this big. Smart this big. Potentially smart you know and it is smart. They did great things on MSL and they're going to do even greater on twenty twenty is writing off of an old processor. So the I is human in the loop even more. So coupled with the fact that you alluded to, Hey, you know bandwidth latency you think that's an issue the lifetime from Earth to Mars eight minutes round trip. So anything you send to Mars you, gotTa. Weigh eight minutes to figure out what the heck happened or even what happened for your report back. Then you know that's not it doesn't all have to be synchronised. They're asynchronous ways. There are ways to kind of achieved some advantages and key things up, but it's still it's eight minutes basically, and so because of that, there's a video on youtube by the way for your listeners. If you haven't seen it, it's called the seven minutes of terror. Closer to eight. Yeah. Yeah. That's a great one. Yeah. Yeah. That's for the entry descent and landing. When they landed MSL curiosity, they had to use a big sky crane instead of the typical big balloon rap the rover to balloon it let it balance which was the way they did it before it was so big they had to have this elaborate sky crane thing and in that seven minutes when you go into entry descent and landing there seven minutes before you knew, Hey, what the heck happened and all this stuff had to happen autonomously and things like that, which is great. But yeah, normally eight minutes and so if I told you today that the Mars surface operations people use about two. Hundred images a day that are taken from the rover from its NAVC cans, which are camps by the wheels, and it's Mass Cam, which is the big head that take selfies and other things that you see what it's arm. If I told you that today, they only use two hundred images to plan what to do for rover operations. The next day you'd understand why we're bandwidth limited or Ltd what we can process on the reverse sucking them down to the ground and making decisions. What if I told you tomorrow? We'll get close to that nvidia chip maybe not exactly but there's efforts called high-performance space like computing to build a multi-core. GP. Like chip that is radiation hardened. It's a big government project. That has an emulator already that they're making and that we also today have Mars helicopter I'm perseverance, which is a little drone that went along with it that if successful is running a qualcomm snapdragon, which is gp like chip and why are we not fully radiation hardened and all this? It does we've tested in whatever but it's not like has the years and years of testing. Why are we doing that? Because it's a technology demonstration and we have a bigger like the mission is still successful even if Mars Halley you know is not successful with that what you call ingenuity right and I. Suspect that the risk to a little drone helicopter thing
‘The Simpsons’ Season Premiere: Here’s Who Took Over Carl’s Voice From Hank Azaria (EXCLUSIVE)
"If you're a fan of the Simpsons, you'll probably notice your he might notice. One character will be sounding a bit different in the season 32 premiere on Sunday. Kelly collision. Homer Simpson's nuclear plant co worker and Lenny Leonard's best friend. Why didn't realize it was Carl Carlson and Lenny Leonard? Yeah, there are a couple. Yeah, they they will not be voiced by Carl will not be voiced by hankers area. At least in the season premiere episode, Karl will be a voiced by actor. Alex Desert or deserved award. According to Variety, although it's unclear whether it's a permanent replacement, Mr Desert or Desert also voices Swarm on Disney Ecstasy, Spiderman maximum venom. Mr Bo Jenkins on adult Swim's Mr Pickles. You can also be seen in the flash Becker better close also around for why that one character because Carl is African American. Carl's blacks. Oh, that's something hankers area, said that he's not going to do any more is not going to do a poo. He's not going to do car always not going to do. This actor. Also, by the way, is in a school band called Hep Cat. Have You ever Heard of them? I have heard of hepcat. Yes, well, he's in that band. The switch comes as the producers for the Simpson said earlier this summer. That it will no longer have white actors. Voices on white characters makes this area has been the voice of Carl, who's black since the beginning of the show, except Carl's first appearance, where he was voiced by Harry Shearer. Sharer previously said in an interview. I don't care, Val voice
"homer simpson" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"A twenty year old son son Homer from his marriage to carry the whole what's what was over because anybody okay I see whenever the Reds drafted Homer Bailey the only image I had was Homer Simpson I had this image of Homer Simpson out there try to pitch for the Reds and you know to some extent that image turned out alright because you know Homer Bailey said some rough years but I just I the the name homers for ever attached to Homer Simpson to me that's I just I can't get past that that's that's my chuckle of the day okay what what hello anyway Richard Gere is gonna have a bad habit another child at seventy years old is just kind of wow what I just think it's just that I don't know it's like I can't get past Richard Gere as a kid named Homer etched right now parks and rec is coming back at least for one night okay with this yeah Amy Poehler Chris Plante Pratt rob Lowe jumped at the chance to reunite for good because the show drew wrapped up five years ago without the second round social distancing that ought to be really funny it's going to air a special thirty minutes a special next Thursday on N. B. C. all money raised will be going to feeding America's covert nineteen response and I thought it's going to solve this you know so the weird shows are some of the shows that the come up now because this is weird US got it tomorrow it's hashtag dance together with the nice MTV you're a special club in the interactive parties taking place tomorrow with hashtag dance together okay is this going to be not sure why you're putting me on that I don't it's well so I thought I'd definitely be dance party is it airing from a reasonably shady beach for club and painless I have no idea I don't I don't have the details of this is I mean I literally have zero interest in watching that well I I do about just it because it's a TV show the salaries I watched MTV in years I'm less now unless it's the unless it's the the hall and less it's the old clips I'm watching on YouTube because there's no music to her what is here's the thing is that a dance party on M. T. V. means that for the first time in decades they'll actually be music on MTV well there's a good point because I I dramatize my son last weekend and I end up pulling up old clips of soul train now that I do watch in in HD watch on a frequent basis I watched Soul Train I watch American instead of watching mall and I pulled up some old clips because what why why because he's always run around doing the folks in doing his other you know by the time he's he's over Fortnite now it will be too old for that but you know he would run around doing that stuff and then I would be like did you always run around the house trying to dance and do this this and this and take a look what days doing so trying to pull mail man on that one and he's like why why are they doing to us to do that's called the re run bro I said you got a bed you got it you have hasn't tell do the rerun I love how I think one that that Scott might be in on the O. S. I believe Mr post Malone is holding a virtual yes in fact there were yes he is my son was telling me about that and post Malone just gotten award with the the recording industry of America too as well all right I thought I reach we don't have to go back and check my Twitter feed I know he got another run or two that came out yesterday a real quick other news America killing you will Ferrell anymore signed on for a star studded comedy.
"homer simpson" Discussed on X96
"You buy what doesn't mean that he's straight yeah because it was an awful lot like Morrissey now he's also got that here's you know when you shave and on site yeah Homer Simpson just pop I like that okay one of the great records of all time faith is it was that the name of the race record faith the whole record yes one yeah just a great let's see I got a text tears as my dad song would be flight of the bumblebee this is a fast well I was with them I've made a horrible miscalculation what happened each well this is about your new meds no well what about Vietnam right that's what I was thinking no I so why I go to this literary group this it's a book club it's this is a literary discussion group it is once a week book clubs meet once a month and it's and it's the people standing around not really talking about the book when it comes right down to it they talk about the book for about two minutes yeah and then they go off and drink one drink one it's lovely well we drink wine and have a snacks as well and we we rotate about you know who's who's doing what now I usually when it becomes my turn I say you know I'd really rather just go to the liquor store and buy the wine and then you don't want to host well I don't want to bring the the order I don't want to bring so we split it up I saw somebody brings the food the food somebody brings the the beverage okay so assignments are made yeah and the and the you know it's usually every month or so here on order or your doctor or d'oeuvres duty that's hard to say well it's good that you're you volunteer okay say okay we were over at the end of the list here we got to start a new list who wants to go next week one and try to pair it with what you're reading of sort of yeah sometimes but the food but some people get really creative with the food you for reading a Russian novel which we are now which is a really bizarre novel called master and Margarita it's like an acid trip it was written in the thirties thirty sending or forties by a guy he never lived to see it published you wrote it in the end it was not published until many many years after his death it's this hallucinatory I mean it's just so bizarre thirty someone bring acid first name only should is very similar to a book I read about this bartender the master of the Margarita was one of very nice this has a talking cat in it who drinks vodka so that's normal it's really odd anyway my miscalculation so I'm if you figured it out yeah you signed up for something that you don't well I I was got up this morning and I was sitting there and I open up my phone and I I look at the date and I went veterans day yeah is this where you're gonna come shop in my in my house I might have I I the the the the the group meets at three o'clock Jeanette I've sent a message to our friend Jimmy sant'angelo saying I have made a horrible miscalculation can I procure some wine for museum now there's a there's a trouble still had that app available and yeah yes I have it on my phone a troll posts made an app that helps you calculate when liquor stores are open or closed well the app doesn't help and if you don't you don't open it look how much do you have to bring yeah well what was your assignment usually I bring usually I bring like true the three bottles of red wine and a bottle of white wine and maybe a bubbly so I I usually spend about fifty Bucks on one to take to the group you know I really don't like these people do you fairly spending fifty well it doesn't have to be horribly expensive one you know it's it's it's twelve to thirteen dollars a bottle wine and which in there plenty of good ones in that in that range just take a box because this is also Kerry how I know this is a book club because of something happen in book club happen on a night when no one can go to the liquor store yeah book club would be re schedule would be rescheduled because because there are so this but this is not a book club this is a literary group we do not rescheduled even if you show up there empty handed well I don't know what days of the week is usually book club but Thursday night Thursday night yeah because it's a Monday yeah and it's only once a month right yeah yeah see this is every week once a week and it is and it is being conducted by professor emeritus of Russian literature from from the university of Utah Jeanne fitz Gerald I mean it sounds like homework but there's booze yeah yeah yeah the it's sort of sort of I would love once a month that I have time to to read and yeah you know yeah I go through and make notes now we have and we have background materials this is a literary discussion group G. not sometimes our book club it we do a podcast actually sometimes the assignment as everybody listen to this podcast old mark which is kind of online anyway I don't know what I'm gonna do I made a lot of the past you have come shopping at my house I was just for personal consumption this is so this is for professional I don't know how much wine you have at your house they wine cellar I'd be I'd be more than happy to compensate you their basement it doubles as a wine cellar and shelter we we have supplies I'm afraid have toilet paper Jenny and might be out of town for the holiday I've sent I've sent him a text message if if you're desperate do you have that much wine available yes all right my I'm I've I'm serious I probably I would have but we had people over on Saturday so yeah I know she like last week I thought it was my turn so I bought a bunch of one counts right well well but it's gone from so it's all gone okay I should have just said it is like the legislature thought this one needs to shut down on the holidays book club I mean literary grow two Americans literature Jean fitzgerald he likes is one publicans are okay with Russians now you'd think that would be you would think done some vodka too I've got some now all right Hey Jimmy.
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"Could make this decision again, would you choose to go to the beach weekend or to the wedding, although we didn't use that example in our studies? But that kind of thing would you choose to go to the clearly better experience. Or would you go through the routine thing your friends were doing on a regular basis? Almost every time. People say, oh, no I'd go to the exotic event. It wasn't that. They didn't think that the exotic event with better and smarter decision. They had no regrets about making that decision what they were anxious about. And we're using the word exciting was that. Maybe something would happen in the group that would forever change, the dynamics of the group, and they wouldn't have been there when it happened. But sometimes seeing that others are doing things that you can't do or that others have what you don't have doesn't merely produce feelings of envy it produces anger resentment. As we saw with Homer Simpson. When we come back. How a different kind of envy, sometimes called hostile envy can lead to terrible consequences. The more hostile forms really have to do with leveling the playing field. Not by bringing me up to where you are. But rather bringing you down to where I am. This is hidden brain. I'm Shankar stay with us. This is NPR. Okay. So imagine your life hangs in the balance. Want passing judgment on you and unelected white man in judicial robes as opposed to twelve random jerk from the street where.
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"You don't necessarily want to do role while you're just put uva you'll whipped up on them by twenty put on your cupcake list for next year yeah yeah yeah i guess so and gordon when it comes to fake id's there are fake id's and then there are really fake id's then unidentified driver in southern england made news for the ladder when he presented a license that said that he was homer simpson the police department posted a photo of the bogus license on twitter which feature both the name and photo of the simpsons patriarch and who knows the man might have gotten away with it if you've done some basic research to get homers birth date and address correct the licensed gave his address as twenty eight springfield way but even casual fans of the show know that the family resides at seven forty two evergreen terrace police weren't amused by the man stunt and besides being in hot water for the fraudulent license he faces another charge after the officer of learning had no insurance hoops.