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#29: When Conflict Impacts Grit: 5 Ways to Make Conflict Productive with Jennifer Whitmer
"In the american workplace now the study is ten years old but it's costing people about three hours a week of time in unresolved conflict during a forty hour workweek in the united states. Which if you use an average salary. That's about six hundred and sixty eight billion dollars a year in mismanage an unresolved conflict. There's a huge bottom line when we ignore healthy conflict resolution. You are listening to the intelligence of great podcast g. For grace aren't for resilience i've integrity and t for tenacity. The podcast where you learned from ordinary people. Who had the grit to do extrordinary things. I am your host into watkins and i help people strategize and execute purpose driven businesses. So if you've ever been a part of the team environment you know what is like when there's conflict amongst the team it'll keep things from getting done it'll keep people from working in harmony. Well my guess for today is june whitmer and she teaches teams how to have better relationships and get things done by having healthy conversations. She teaches people that is okay to embrace conflict and when conflict is not addressed. You don't get greedy. You don't get things done and so during our conversation today genus. Going to talk about how we can better address conflict. How we can understand the motivations of others and how we can understand our own motivations and what we can do to build better teams and address conflict. Hit on in a healthy way. So let's get started. let's get into it. I'm sure that you will get great information from today's podcast for your teams go gen whitmer working to the intelligence group. I guess i am his to have you today. We'll thanks for having me. I'm really happy to be here. I am wanting to dig into some conversations around conflict. You know that for twenty twenty one. I am really really focused on secure. And so i thought who better than to give us a little bit talk around dealing with conflict than john whitmer. I thank you. So let's do this before we start digging into anything. Tell us a little bit about what you do and how you help people. Yeah so i help teams. And i helped leaders and i really help. Those types of people work through conflict and personality clashes and those two things work together quite a bit and so i helped them work through conflict and personality clashes so they can do really powerful and peaceful work so you can get the work done and i have connections and relationships in your teams and your families and your friendships and in those places i use conflict resolution skills and communication skills and a self awareness tool called the any graham which is a personality framework. So that's how. And what. I do to help people in time a speaker. I'm a writer. I'm a coach and it takes several different forms but mostly i'm helping people resolve that conflict and this personality clashes in their lives. There's awesome. Tell me a little bit about danny graham. I've taken the disc. The ifc app done the myers briggs. I've done a kobe. Tests are done. Strengths finders. I've done all of those different types of personality higher respond. How you act towards things to really assess my own strengths. And how i show up and so tell me a little bit about how the any graham is different from all of those other tools. Because i've never taken the india grant. Thanks for asking i love. That question is different than those but shouldn't be alone like it's not an end all be describe the neograft and then how i see it working with all of those other tools so the any graham really look at the core motivations and it's shows us nine different ways of seeing and being in the world and so the types are numbered one through nine and each type is driven by a core set of motivations our core personality strategy our core fear of desire core weakness in court longing in those are all interplay but separate and because it's about the depth of motivation about how and why we're trying to get specific needs met that impacts all the stories you tell ourselves it impacts our actions impacts what we think what we feel and what we do and the graham allows for a lot of movement in our life so when we're are firing on all cylinders and things are going great that is integration. You're pulling different types together so you're really living that best life that you want in your true essence and then it also can help see when we're falling apart when that's called disintegration and things are not firing well and were really grabbing some unhealthy habits in ways that impact us internally and externally in negative ways so i love that there's this ability to move in your life and throughout the day sometimes fire no cylinders at one point and not another. It shows us these different ways that we are in the world and helps us examine the why. What is the purpose of this. Why am i motivated in this way and then when we noticed that then we can do something about it. but when that's hidden it has this huge role. We can't see it. So that's what i love about the program. And i think that. I still work with strength. Finders and work with groups. In that and myers briggs what. I was a faculty leader. I taught myers briggs. And i think that they have a lot of gifts to give us as well but the any graham is kind of the bottom. The why the motivation. And then when you are motivated to do something you start to prefer something over and over and over again which your myers briggs preferences then start to show up and then what you do something over and over and over again you start to get good at it and then you develop these strengths. And so i mean. I can rattle off my strength and my myers briggs as fast as i can any graham and how they work really well together. They do different things. These tools that we have to really explore our internal worlds. Do different things. But i think the any graham helps dig the deepest in seeing that underneath all of that. There is a y. And it usually has something to do with what we're afraid of deep down that we don't always want to admit and we grow the most when we look at the parts of ourselves. We don't actually love learning that part of us than allows us to heal change. That part of us it's awesome. You said a lot there. That i just wanna unpack but before it depends know me a little bit. Let's go back. You mentioned that you are a faculty leader a little bit about your story and how you decided you would get into. This work of helping people deal with conflict. This story is hard and hopeful. Start with that. I was an educator. For twenty years. I was a faculty leader. I had a title of director functioned as an assistant head of school with partner and we were faculty leaders. We did mentorship. We planned professional development. We had a change of our top leader. A new head came in. he really struggled. He had a lack of skill and one of the things that he really struggled with was dealing with conflict and so there was a lot of unresolved conflict mismanaged conflict misplaced blame an just got worse and worse and worse and it destroyed a culture that we had cultivated over ten years. It was devastating. And now that it's a few years gone. Everybody looks back and sees the role that we played and how devastating unresolved mismanaged conflict was for us. And i was fired and given a very strange. New rolled didn't make a lot of sense. There was just a few components of it. That all of it was unhealthy. There were a few components that i was like. I never what people do this again. I don't particularly love conflict. A joke that i'm a recovering conflict. Avoid her. I just didn't want people to experience this pain like i remember sitting on the bumper of my van balling after a conciliation meeting having been attacked and blamed for things that were not my responsibility and just knowing that it was over at the lowest point in my life having to recover from that and then going. I never want anybody else to do this again. And so starting to learn it. Because hello i was a teacher. We always go back to school. So i went back to school and i studied communication and i said he culture and what that intercultural play is and personal culture. I studied peacemaking and conflict resolution skills. And i studied the that is how it got to this place so i don't want people to live. These fractured broken lives. And that's why i say. i help. People resolve conflict and personality clashes so they can do powerful and connected work. Because i want that piece for people. I want that hope for people. This was never the life that i dreamed like it. Was it one. That i came up with as a little kid and love being able to support people and giving them real tools. Not like okay go have fun. Go resolve that a but real tools to say here are steps that you can take to resolve conflict. It has power and soda. You and here's how you overcome that your story resonates with me so much. Because i've been in situations where with leaders who avoided conflict at all costs and it really does impact the team so many different ways you know it impacts the grit and impacts our ability to keep going to persevere because like you said you go through all is blaming frustration. And it's all because we will not confront what is before us you know i can totally relate to what you're saying i give one hundred percent and i feel like so. Many people have experienced that at times in their lives. We've all experienced conflict where it didn't go well and it destroyed something. There's hope that we can stop it before the wildfire just devastates. We can get it when it's a spark and worked through it. What do you think in your experience having done this happen. Lifted why do you think that people are so afraid of taking conflict in approaching head on. What is your boat. I think there's several fears around that and some of them. Come back to that any graham motivations of like am. I afraid that people aren't going to like me. am. I afraid that i'm gonna lose connection. Am i afraid that. I'm not gonna know something an afraid. I'm not gonna win. am i afraid. I'm going to be blamed afraid that i'm going to be trapped. My afraid i'm going to be controlled and manipulated m. I afraid that. I won't be perfect. Like those are some of the motivations and the program. So that's deep down but i think also particularly as women. We have some bad inculturation around the idea of conflict. The idea that a caring confrontation means. You're attacking me that correlation that we've made in our culture is devastating to healthy conflict resolution when really conflict is the opportunity to understand what someone else is bringing to the table. It's the opportunity to see what's happening within yourself and it's the opportunity to work together to make shared decisions that actually make relationships stronger so i think that some of the big ideas around why we avoid conflict but i also think we don't always know what a healthy response and what's not healthy response. We all heard kind of like fear. Fight flight freeze fun. You know those different ideas and they fall into this different categories and we think some things that are healthy are actually attacks when they're not or we things that are healthy are actually running away and they're not so learning what some healthy responses are and that it's not just overlook it and turn the other cheek all the time. There are times in fact there are three. There are three times when we should always have a caring confrontation. One is it is breaks a relationship if a relationship is broken. It's time to have a conversation and the closer the relationship. The shorter the amount of time to have that conversation. So like a partner a spouse or somebody live your life with somebody that you're working with every day at work Quickly have that conversation. If it breaks a relationship breaks. Trust the second time is it's harmful not just it's hurting you but it's harming you it's not what's in your job description. It is damaging it's hurting you. It's hurting somebody else. It's hurting your team and your organization or it's hurting the person doing the action then it's time to have that caring confrontation and the third time it's important to go ahead and confront somebody is when it's patterned you know somebody's late to the meeting. One time we all i mean. Come on we're late you if somebody does this thing. It's a one off. They said something in the heat of the moment and that is so uncharacteristic of them. You know like hey you ok sure but not necessarily the dress down or even a confrontation. This could be antagonised. It but if it's pattern and it's over and over and over again then it's time to have that carrying confrontation because it's either going to break the relationship or it will turn harmful so that's why the pattern is really important to address. Yeah you know one of the things that all of us were in these leadership roles in. Everyone is leading in some sort of way a lot of times. We tend to miss the part about the charing approach to conflict. Which i want you to dig deep braun here. Second amendment right to getting the work bill. We just have to get rid of all costs. The work the work done. Get the work done. We tend to miss the fact. That work won't get done if people are struggling in conflict or feelings or which you mentioned earlier doing all these different motivations and so how does one go about or at least the first step of having me some caring conflict tight conversations. They've experienced one of those three things. Did you just talked about. Yeah first step is deciding that it's important to have. I mean really like that. Framework of these are the three times to confronts him by the is an important first step. And then you have to decide how you're dealing with it so if it's not a caring confrontation you can't just hold onto. You do have to process through it internally so overlooking something is not avoiding it's facing the problem internally and processing through it and releasing but if that's not okay because somebody's broken a relationship it's harming or its patterns. Then the first step is to really facing somebody not getting in their face but facing them. That's what carrying confrontation is. And so you can start a conversation several different ways and it depends on your relationship. If it's a fashionable personal a mix of the two because we all have those you have to decide what's the best one but some of my favorite phrases are. I'm really struggling with something. And i'd like your help. And i wanna talk about it and because you're the one that's owning your emotions about it and owning what you wanna do another one that i really like especially if you don't know what's going on but you know something is off is to say something like i'm feeling. Things are a little prickly. Can we have a conversation about this. And that just opens up and sets the table for transparency. I don't actually know what's going on. I feel like something's off. Anyone talk about it now if you know what's going on that's not a great approach if you don't that's a really open approach to that the other way especially in a professional setting is sayings something like i'm noticing. Some things are starting to go amiss. It's starting to show up in our work. And so i think we need to have a conversation about what's going on and so the noticing the observing those words are really kind ways to get into that conversation. Because you're not accusing. You're saying here's what i'm observing and i'm willing to explore with you what's going on and so that's how i always suggest getting into that conversation. Yeah you know. Those are all great recommendations for how to do it. And i'm listening to you talking. I'm thinking about myself and people like me. I tend to be more direct the nights and sometimes dependent on the personality that you are communicating with. They may take that directness as attack. And when you're dealing with those personality differences. Give me some thoughts around how to approach that better because i think that sometimes my personality it can be off putting to someone who does not have the same personality and so when evaluating how to do conflict correctly how does one make sure that they are looking are utilizing in thinking about the type of person that they are going to have this conversation with. Yeah that's a great question. And i'm gonna answer it and i'm going to say the first step is actually knowing yourself knowing what your bringing to the table is actually the first part before you know it. Somebody else is doing. You have to know what am i doing. What am i afraid of here. And most people who are really direct are either afraid of failing or afraid of being controlled in some way. That usually comes out in some way. So what am i afraid of. And is that true that immediately calms the intensity of the person who is very direct people who are not direct to kind of work themselves up in like they're gonna leave me because i'm going to have this conversation and i'm not going to get blamed because i'm asking a clear question and i love brunei. Browns phrase clear is kind and so getting things clear. Because i'm asking a clear question is not an attack so there's that and then learning the other person so that's one of the things i love about using any graham. I don't ever suggest typing other people but you can observe how they respond and there are three conflict styles within the program and there's dynamite cool cucumber and silver linings so the dynamite is the person who is explosive and reactive right up front and so if you're dealing with that type of person no that's not about you and like a be okay with them responding now don't put yourself in. The situation is allowed to treat you badly. But it's okay to say you know to be like okay. I see that this is really intense for you. Like i'm observing. How can we keep talking about this that and then the cool cucumber person. They're taken all their motions and putting them over here in this pretty low box and they don't get to come out until we've solved it by the rules and the process and the procedure. So if you're dealing with that kind of person know that they're going to refer to the rules and be very careful about criticizing and coming across with critical versus open ended questions. That's a great way to approach. You can still ask a clear question and not be accusing. Their emotions are just kind of buried and they'll come out at some crazy time but approaching them is much better with kind of open ended observations than direct accusations and then the silver linings group. They're always like we'll at least and they find all the good things that can happen out of the conflict and they're great looking at the big picture. Connecting connection is huge for that group but also connecting it to the uae. Here's why i want to talk to you. You are important to me. Our relationship is valuable are working. Relationship is important to me our team and what's happening and so. I know this might be hard. But i really wanna get to the root of this kind of continued conflict so you can still be direct but you have to connect it to the y. Yeah like out and out because right have the feelings of i've had the killings of being controlled is feelings on those. Want to hear about this because you know. I've seen it in the corporate space. Mostly spice essiet as avoidance but in the entrepreneurial business space are folks who are self employed running their own small businesses. I see a lot of ghosting. You know when you're struggling with thirteen. They've hired va or somebody to assist ever rather than deal with the conflict. It's just done all together. All communications cut now. My ad is so interesting because we cannot do this alone. You need the you need the people and so whenever that happens. I'm very interested in hearing a lot of the things to do. Just talked about right being able to look at the actually evaluate the conversation before you take the next step evaluate yourself and ashley. Go into this thing this best. You can't. yeah that's sometimes can. I'll say this. This is just one of the things i've learned from some of the training data ronco Sometimes things do not go well. I've been in that situation to learn to practice. The nato may not attached to the outcome. Know that i went into best right. Not all conflict resolution strategies in will. We'll because it's not just dependent upon you. It's not just you and there are stages to conflict resolution. We kind of think. Oh it's that one conversation in it's done when really the first step of conflict resolution is looking at yourself and often just forgiveness. That doesn't require the other person. That's what's on you but then when you start to reconcile that requires the other person's response and that takes two people working together and then you've got this whole process of rebuilding trust so you forgive. You have reconciliation where you've closed the loop on that conflict but now the trust was still broken. They're still negative in the bank account. And you have to rebuild that trust and that comes over time it's more like a lock and dam system than the water kind of has to fill up and then you can move to the next one and then you can talk about. Reinstatement because some people lose a position based on conflict and that may never happen again and usually that requires several people. Not just the two people that were involved in the conflict and conflict resolution. Isn't just this one time like conversation. Great it's over time where we forgive. We reconcile we rebuild. And then we talk about reinstatement. You're absolutely. I wish that. I'm not aware of any and i don't know if you are but i wish that we knew more about the bottom line. Impact to how conflict resolution can impact the bottom line. Oh i can tell you it. Costs in the american workplace. Now at the study is ten years old but it's costing people about three hours a week of time in unresolved conflict during a forty hour workweek in the united states. Which if you use an average salary. That's about six hundred and sixty eight billion dollars a year in mismanage unresolved conflict. So there's a huge bottom line when we ignore healthy conflict resolution absolutely that makes total sense to me for all of the dancing that we can do totally and i bet that doesn't even talk about like in that study. I bet. that's not even the internal avoidance like. You're talking about the ghosting and the i don't really want to send this email because it could perceived or the overwriting of the emails If i send this slack and this way do you know all that. I bet that's not even part of the study. 'cause they're just talking about the lost work productivity not just the internal health issues the staying up at night the talking over the dinner table all of that. It's probably way more just time. Time time wasted really. Everyone has their process but ultimately is just time losing time by the conflict absolutely. You've said a lot of great things today in a lot of great stuff that i don't know that people really think about a seeing conflict as an opportunity that you mentioned earlier seeing conflict is a healthy part of our beans with one another if someone wanted to work with you the organization or an individual that wants you to come in and help her team on tell us how can be in contact with you absolutely so. My website is jen. Whitmer dot com. That's jen with two n.'s. Whitmer with an h so jen whitmer dot com. I've got lots of free resources there but also to contact me if you would like for me to come in and work with your team if you want to work individually any who has to work with me. Let's hop on a call. That's always my favorite way. Because then i can really understand what you need and make sure that it's something that i can provide for you but so i do. Group work. do keynotes and workshops and then if somebody wants to do coaching with me. I offer one on one coaching but i also have a group coaching program. You know it's fun to work in community as well and if you're like super sure if you're like i don't know this woman yet and i just want to hop on a call with her. I would love to connect with people. And i love catching people on linked in an instagram. That's where i am. The most have a facebook group that we kinda talk about some of these things a little bit more in depth in that. Free face booker tweet. Thank you damper sharing the news with that. I include all that information in the show notes as well as the correct spelling of. Yeah and if they wanna go to jen. Whitmer dot com slash freebies. I have that three times to confront. You can download it and it has a couple bonuses with it. But i also have twenty helpful phrases difficult conversations and so some scripts forgetting into the conversation. What to do in the messy middle and how to have a connected close. Sometimes when you don't know exactly what to say having a phrase that you can adopt until it becomes your own is really helpful. So jen whitmer dot com slash freebies had available as well half-baked al also include that as well. So i'm going to close with the question that i ask. Everyone on this podcast. The intelligence of grids grit stands for grace resilience integrity. And tha acidy which one of those words resonate with you the most and share with me. Why so i hate choosing just one. I always feel really limited. I don't like it. Because i can see so much power in them working together as a group like. That's the i see this connections. I think i'm gonna go with grace and mostly because i think grace allows us to have compassion and compassion for ourselves. I really work with my clients on developing self compassion. Ruthless honesty and generous self compassion. So i think that grace than we start to have compassion for ourselves. We start to have compassion for others and it allows us to recognize how much we have been forgiven and we can then forgive others and forgiveness. It's really the bomb that heels relationships and it's forgiving ourselves sometimes as well as forgiving others. So i think. I'm gonna have to choose grace jazz perfect and you're absolutely right. They all work together. I don't think that we can get anything accomplished without some combination of grace resilience integrity and tenacity. They all fit whenever we're talking about a story. It's one of the way. Jim really pushing this meaning of perseverance. In grits with some different components to it around what it really takes to move from a to z and to build healthy relationships into keep going into get whatever it is that you're trying to cop. Were so thank you for sharing that with me. That you sharing that with the o. Listeners lots of great content around conflict and these that we can take with us as we move through twenty twenty one as we are executing on whatever it is that we're doing thinking about interpersonal relationships and making sure that we are doing these things in a way that is intentional and carrying will help us get through our goals so i really appreciate you being on today jan. Thanks for having me. I loved it. You you talk to you soon. Okay bye bye listen. Thank you for tuning into today's podcast. And if this episode was helpful to you rate me on. I tunes and tell a friend. Thank you again. Bless you and have a wonderful day.
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Hey what's going on everybody welcome to the social distancing show I'm Trevor Noah today is Wednesday the fourteenth of October which means that if you live in Kansas Rhode. Island or Tennessee. Early, voting is now opening your state. So go out there get your vote in early because that way you'll get the house to yourself when your roommates a morning on election day. Yeah. Think about it. It'll be the first long time you've gotten all year. And you know what that means. Yeah Shakeup Martinian celebrate being home alone baby. Anyway coming up tonight show we catch up on some actual good news going on in the world. Junior schools us on the black votes and the crazy plots to kidnap an American governor. So let's do this people welcome to the daily social distancing show. From Trevor's couch in New York City to your couch somewhere in the world. This is the daily social distancing show with Trevor Noah. Here's. Let's be honest. Guys there has been a lot of upsetting news over the last few weeks six months year and a half four years, and it only seems to be getting worse corona virus, the Supreme Court's election anxiety emily in Paris the list goes on and our, but it turns out there is good news out there. So, let's decompress for a moment with another installment of our ongoing segment, a ray of Sunshine Let's kick things off in Peru the country best known for its adorable Pineda's like most of the world the south. American. Nation has been in lockdown for coronavirus but this week it reopened its biggest attraction for one lucky guy patience has paid off for a Japanese tourist who refuse to let the pandemic ruin his trip of a lifetime. Jesse cuts. Amaya. Wanted to end his journey around the world at Macho Peach you the ancient mountain citadel in Peru. But he arrived in March that was just as the country's covert lockdown started. So Jesse did something cool. He rented a room he studied yoga he taught. Boxing to local kids and just waited word got around and on Sunday Jesse was granted special access to Machu Pichu as the only visitor in seven months to be there before he headed home to Japan whether or not you care about much up to this story is inspiring because this guy had a goal during covert and he waited long enough to make it happen. We can all learn a lesson from that with its visiting a fifteenth. Century Incan, fortress of finally taking a shower today you don't give up on your dreams people and I really admire this guy's patients because of the two days of waiting. I would've just paid some guy to photoshop me onto much peach. You see looks natural as hell and I'm ready to put on my dating profile. But this story really has inspired. You know like I really think the world would be a better place if we all learned to be a little more patience. Like. We're always in a rush was to get this person was like I'm going to wait. And just take a moment which is why before we move on to our next story? I would like us to just sit together quietly with our own thoughts for just a minute get up here and we can we can just show. All right you get the point. Let's move on because the costs go to zero and then we and you get you understand what's going on. Let's move. Let's move because adventure travel isn't everyone's idea of a good vacation. Sometimes, you just WANNA unwind sooner distress a little. And if you can't make it to the beach will want to head out to the bond. People aren't getting into hugs they used to before the pandemic. So if you need a hug, there's this. There is a Dutch practice called cow hugging where people literally hug cows for hours the BBC says the cows warmer body temperature slower heartbeat and mammoth size can make hugging incredibly soothing experience and during the pandemic cow hugging apparently become a lot more popular how hugging. What a wonderful idea for humans and I'm sure the cows appreciate this too I mean for centuries we've just been milking them. It's about time we added some four play. It's also great because anyone can do it. You can just go to a farm and hug a cow. And if a regular cow isn't available, you can always hug your Momma. Jokes aside don't don't hug your mom it's a it's a covert risk seriously though cow hugging does sound pretty sweets but you have to be careful though. Because you don't want to be a McDonalds and a few years from now going don't look now but my ex is in that big MAC is so awkward home i. God also, you think about how confusing this is from the cows perspective. Right one day he was coming to kill you and then the next day we're coming over to. Hug. The commerce be like Lukman, chop me up a put a ring on it but enough with the mind games. But let's move on from cows to the cows of the sky. Birds. or You guys don't use that expression here. Anyway his one bird who just had a remarkable achievements. It is not used that birds migrate, of course, but this journey of this one bird is simply astonishing and has set a new record for nonstop flight bar tailed godwit tracked as it migrated from Alaska to New Zealand, and here's the deal. It flew up to eighty eight kilometers in our traveled over twelve thousand kilometers in just eleven days without stopping to eat drink or sleep. It beats two thousand and seven record when God would flew over eleven thousand, five, hundred kilometers in nine days gone wits on average way less than a pound and scientists still don't fully understand how they navigate over the open water of the Pacific. Ocean. that. So. Cool. It is amazing that such a little bird could achieve so much especially since big birds aid to chieftainship. Do It's been hanging out on the same street for the last fifty years get a job. It's also crazy that scientists say they don't know how these birds navigating these long distances. Because guys. It's so obvious I mean before the bird leaves home it Google directions, and then just remember them g's scientists. So dumb sometimes I will say this though flying twelve thousand kilometers with no food or water CIA is really impressive. Although Spirit Airlines was like Yo, we've been doing that shit for years Spirit Airlines. We're basically one step above migration. Moving on to the Nobel. Prize. The award given to people who do smart brain thing he's. The Nobel Prize is one of the highest person can get. But if you think you're in the running, make sure you don't turn off your phone on Award Day. Sometimes good news simply can't white at Stanford University academic rising across the street at two am to wake up his colleague and deliver this life changing message through a doorbell. Camera. It's Publicist. You. WanNa know. You've won the Nobel Prize. And so they're trying to reach you coal milgram and Robert Wilson have taken out the Nobel Prize in economics for their work on auction theory. That was the most adorable paranormal activity sequel, Ella although I feel bad for all the other nominees that this guy woke up that same nights Bing Bong Bong wakeup, bridge Bingo Nas, the Nobel Prize also I'm here Amazon just by. And by the way. Going to sleep the night that you could win a Nobel Prize is one hell of a flex. I. Mean. That's the Nobel prize equivalent of taking a shot in basketball and then turning your back on the hoop before the ball goes in. I bet this guy got in bed and said Kobe and then fell asleep. And finally some good news for people who love, soap. Operas. Even social distancing rules con stop your stories from getting hot and steamy. We know the pandemic and social distancing. They aren't stopping the Rome Romance on the set of one CVS soap opera. Sounds like we laughing that is a mannequin on the set of the NGO to pull normally actor Lawrence Saint Victor would be intimate with his love Interest Zoe but zoe was actually replaced by the mannequin. It's just one the production isn't following cove it safe. It is Kinda funny right? You See. You can make out with a mannequin take that security guards at the Westfield Mall turns up I was just ahead of time. Can I just say? On a personal level. So proud of that mannequin, I mean. Last week. I saw her working at the gap and now. No she's on TV. That's what makes this country. So great if you're a mannequin who believes in hard work, you can end up as soap star. Or even as a White House adviser. What I love most about the story is that apparently not having a kiss in the show just wasn't an option for them. Yeah. I mean they could have just written around the kiss, but the producers were like Yo there are two million horny grandma's. Show. He's taking his shirt off and kissing something. All right people. That's your ray of sunshine for the day and I. Hope you enjoyed it because when we come back, we'll look at how a militia allegedly planned to kidnap the governor of Michigan. We'll be right? Back. This episode of the daily show with trevor? Noah years edition is brought to you by manscaping and they're perfect package re point Oh kit the manscaping engineering team perfected the below the belt tremor the lawnmower three, point zero, the premium more three point Oh is waterproof includes an led lights and is made with advance skin safe technology, which reduces Nixon cuts. You can get this tremor inside their perfect package three point Oh kit, which also includes the manscaping crop preserved. And the crop reviver spray plus for a limited time. When you order the perfect package three point Oh kit you get two free gifts, the shed travel bag and the manscaping anti chafing boxer briefs. 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So called Wolverine Watchmen I plotted to store in Michigan. Capital then settled on Kidnapping Governor Whitmer at her lakeside vacation. One of those charged in the kidnapping rebelled against the pandemic rules on social media. Every single person that works for government is your enemy. Their main complaint seems to have been state restrictions imposed during the pandemic especially, the closing of Gyms, God damn. These guys were apparently so mad about Jim's been closed that they tried to kidnap the governor I mean. I get that it's frustrating to not be able to go to gym but I feel like on the list of solutions kidnapping, the governor should be been no. Push ups I mean, if you're upset about the gyms being closed, don't kidnap the governor. KIDNAP PERSONAL TRAIN UP. In fact kidnap my personal trainer. He said tomorrow we're doing brumbies and I don't know what that means. Can I just see? Angry White dudes are truly a some other level I mean think about it flint. Michigan had dirty water that poisoned its own citizens for years and those people stayed peaceful. But these guys formed Pale Isis because they couldn't go to planet fitness now unfortunately, this is hardly the first time we've heard about about militias recently, they've been looming over protests and storming statehouses since the early days of the pandemic and I'm not gonNA lie. This whole militia thing in. America. Still blows my mind I mean when I heard, there was a group of young men who carry guns around and old dress alike I thought. I mean, you can't fool me. That's a gang. Right, it's Super White Gang Gang, but my second thought was. Usually, you only hear about armed militias in countries like Afganistan or Sudan. So. Why is this something that is going on in America? Well. Let's find out why in another installment of no now you know. When you talk about militias America, you have to start hundreds of years ago. Although back, then militias were lot different than the ones we've seen today well regulated militias. We're actually quite important to the founders they believe they were a bulwark against tyranny and they were worried that the big strong new central government might crush the state military forces. So what they did is they said we will have a militia all able bodied residents between certain ages are available to be called forth. By the government in defense of the state and once called forth the answer to the government trained by the government they're directed and regulated by the government of the federal government was requiring everyone to be in the militia, but the state started trying to get around did in the early nineteenth century because it was so unpopular. So they created laws that said there is an organized militia in an unorganized militia. And anybody who wants to participate in the militia actively will be part of the organized militia later became the National Guard this new arrangement titled The Militia Act will also be referred to as the Dick Law after its sponsor US senator. Charles Dick Ohio. Yes. The Dick Law made a separation between organized and unorganized militias and Furthermore None of your even paying attention right now are you? Thinking about Dick. You sitting there giggling thinking about digital. So immature I'm trying to give information, and now you've probably imagining it as a new law and order spinoff go ahead and take time how Dick Law. In fact, I'll show you know go for the show if this will move things along. You happy now. Then, then the porno to make is. Like freedom of speech and trash s raves militias back to the very beginning of America. Early. American needed everyone to be ready to defend it at a moment's notice. No was a different world with different needs. I mean help Canada was a threat to America back then which is wild. It's like finding out Mr Rogers used to be a cage fighter. Things have changed but in today's age militias are like wiping your ass with leaves they used to be all we had. But with all the pros society has made if you're still doing that shit you probably a little crazy and in fact, once militias were folded into the national guard unofficial militias sort of disappeared from America. At least for a while but in recent years, they started to re emerge in a much different and disturbing form warm paramilitary groups. I got traction in the early nineties with high profile clashes in Ruby Ridge Idaho in Waco Texas their numbers dropped after the Oklahoma City bombing but they've been on the rise since President Obama took office. It is in part a reaction to the election of America's first black president. These groups start to expand very rapidly. I think largely in response to the idea that the United States is becoming less white well. You didn't like blacks your racist and everything like that because he's black presidents. No, I don't care what color he is. There's something not right about them. Militias grew nearly eight hundred percent during Obama's presidency as conspiracy theories, exaggerations and rumors surfaced online in the far right media they're going to take your guns under the ruse of preventing war. There were fears that he'd try to stay in office indefinitely that he was a socialist at a Muslim, even one wild rumor that he was going to invade Texas. Wow militias exploded. Once. Obama became president. Well well well, we meet, again racism. I've been expecting you. It's almost like Obama became president and then the entire country locked its doors. And looking back on it. It's so funny that these guys thought Obama was going to try and stay president forever and invade Texas. Because as soon as he could, Obama was out winning Oscars and kite. Surfing Richard Branson so long bitches and you know it's so weird how stuff works. Because these people openly admit to every single conspiracy theory that they believe. But as soon as you ask them, if it's because Obama is black then all of a sudden what come on man no way. It's the other thing that that we don't like about him Oh. What's that will? He's he's he's so tall. I mean, what are we doing up there? So modern militias are not real military organizations. But what sets them apart from other violent gangs is that they tend to act as if they are these people are incredibly dangerous. They're running around like a bunch of Gi. joes aren't the teeth groups of civilians who are creating military structures in the organizations collecting and storing arms ammunition. This is the kill house. Part of a training ground for a right wing militia in the American south for conducting military operations in urban terrain, we wanted to practice and rehearse moving out to these structures. You always wanted to be prepared for whatever could possibly come up. I'm training for a type of event that I will be wearing this twenty, four seven getting off the couch and doing something as extreme than yes I'm an extremist. I don't think it's the getting off the couch aspect that makes you an extremist. I mean there's a lot of middle ground between getting off the couch and decapitating mannequins in the woods because that dude was purposefully describing the most benign part of what he was doing. It's like Hannibal. Lecter saying when if setting the table and listening to classical music makes me a cannibal then I guess I mechanical dude was the eating human live apart you eat humans I asked that to fifth. What about these militias? That if you WANNA address in Army fatigues and trained for war. You can do that in the military and they'll pay you and they give you healthcare. This is like someone picking up strangers and they just driving around the city for free man. Join Uber, get yourself some of those stars and look it's clear that these have a warped ideology. But a big part of this. Is just that these guys clearly need friends. They lonely. The scared of change this militia stuff gives them a sense of community. Because of toxic masculinity, the they can feel comfortable bonding is if it's based around violence. I just wish one day. One of them would just be like, Hey, guys instead of spreading all weekend canning beans shooting in the woods. Do you guys maybe just WanNa. Go out for Brunch. Thank you thought I was the only one thinking that I know a place that makes a great eggs benedict. So today's militias are less organized and more heavily armed than the original ones, but there's another big difference to. While, the eighteenth century militias were formed to protect the country. The twenty first century variety usually wants to rip the country apart most of the men charged with a criminal plot to kidnap Michigan, Governor John Whitmer have ties to the BOO Gulu movement. Is a term taken from the title of a Nineteen eighty-four comedy. It started as a meam among gun rights activists to refer popular uprising. Then in May, the bugler jumped into the real world when armed men in. Hawaiian, shirts, protesters, lockdown orders in Michigan Texas and North Carolina. Those low hush shirts they're not for a Luau Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have labeled him as a violent extremist group. This group is a very serious potential threat. They've already been linked to two deaths in California one including a federal officer. The ideology is based on a notion of an impending second American, civil war, which they call civil war to electric boo Gulu so. If I understand this correctly. The first civil war was fought to end slavery, and then the second one will be because some assholes will board and people. Did I missed the memo where tropical gear became a white supremacist thing. These guys have Hawaiian shirts the Charleston White supremacists had tiki torches. What's next instead of burning crosses the KKK GONNA start roasting pigs when these people don't seem to understand is that a second civil war would be a disaster for America Because not only would kill millions and destroy the country. Also. We will have to grow mutton chops again. and. I don't think I can pull off mutton chops. Could I? Actually maybe. Maybe I'll I could look good mutton chops can you know what I'm ready? Civil War I. Think I'm near. You and that's the story of how militias started in. America. What they've turned into and why they've become one of the biggest threats to the United States of America. And if you don't know now you know all right, we have to take a quick break. But when we come back, Roy Wood junior goes back to his panel of black voters to find out how black people are going to vote. All of them you don't WanNa. Miss It. Who is looking for a little hope? Everybody. Raises their hand. Look no further than committed. The only podcast that dives into the stories of couples who go through the most difficult things and still want to get up and face the next day together. We're back for a fifth season that is five seasons of ups and downs. Good and bad L. in triumph, we have spent the past three years interviewing couples. Who met when Vick was homeless and living under a Bush Marianne and Tommy who both have down syndrome and still been married for nearly four decades and Catherine. J. 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That's right and I'm Dustin Ross TV writer and a cultural observer and more importantly. I. AM THRILLED TO BE CO Hosting Holding Court with Ebony K Williams. It's not illegal podcast and it ain't no true crime podcast. No we're helping you understand how to navigate a system. That's right. This show is for the people and help us understand how the laws impact our lives. So we're going to break down the so-called law and order headlines and get to what it really means or the culture. Guys let's get informed. Let's get talking and let's bring some light and insight tar community listened to Holding Court with Ebony K Williams starting October twenty first on the iheartradio. APP. On Apple podcast or wherever you get your podcast. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show. During arm season, where would union sat down with a group of black voters NBA Atlanta area for what was a very interesting discussion. So interesting that this week Roy decided to check on them again. Back whenever still safety go outside and went to Atlanta to speak with some black voters. Actually I, would go to waffle house but I did talk with voters now have reconvened some delivers of that panel to get their thoughts about the election. That's just a few weeks away good to see all of Y'all again. I, know we can't do to some personally like we did last time. How do you feel about this year's election? It's going to be interesting to see if we could get a new person in office that's going to help get us moving versus. I think think Biden has a chance of winning the has. Eight years experience as vice president. And he's not trump. So I would vote a cat over trump doesn't matter at this point. What if those a three legged races cat ooh racist the. Invite black people that protests racists. Yeah still still the cat. The cat. So Chris, I talked with you last year we knew where you stood then Chris best understands the needs of the black voter Donald Trump. Has Deposition changed now that you've seen colder killer disproportionate number of black people you got unemployment and everything has anything that's happened in two thousand twenty swayed you off of trump in November. No. It hasn't position from absolutely not and I don't agree with you said about the virus killing black people I'll okay. He has obviously been in a cave somewhere. No idea what's going on Chris is not in a cage. I'm completely contact in connection with the people are here but Chris aren't you disappointed about smoking? I feel bad for was doing on what other people out there people losing jobs absolutely selection been brutal get past US election. Everything's going to get back to normal with a man off in the White House the normal like pandemic forest fire black people getting shot no justice you're talking about. Talked about the American novel. The white surface like being all crock and running around. I'll see white supremacist running around industry wrote I don't seek you see anybody dropping from Colin. Seen that yet money personally I lost two people on uncle within five days of each other dacoven. So it is real and it is a thing. As. Some people may not think that we had a very close family member that asks the way back in March thank. My brother-in-law Dat from. So it's very personal. The doses to those that have lost loved ones. Okay but as I. Turned around and try to blame it on somebody else, and then when they're actually trying to help you by getting the vaccine together, it's I know trump kid doing they right trump disbanded the pandemic response team. So this whole thing could have never happened if he didn't do that but anyways, we are in trouble as a nation right now and we've been dealing with this the entire year it's been going on the old twenty twenty. Let me damn boys three come out in January. Let's not at twenty twenty was completely. August. Is Terrible. But also have wish three looking back at twenty twenty I like to count the good things to keep me from dwelling on how trump downplay pandemic that is disproportionately killing black people. But at least we finally know the answer to his question to the African American community. What the hell. Do you have to? Monica. What advice would you give to? Biden and Carmela, to ensure that they lock up this election beats and? Don't. Tell me don't tell me by don't tell me tell by. Beach. You are be true to your word. It was going on I'm the president just talked to me and I'll tell Joe would have you need to know just. Let's get this country back up and moving Lucille. What would you say to? Carmela to ensure a victory and twenty twenty? Going out like you. To do a such a nice looking ladies for somebody saying Nice Looking Ladies Job we may get. All the minorities everyone. Well, we we need to get all the people out to vote especially monopoly Lucille black people often feel no matter whether they vote Democrat or Republican they getting short end of the stick. So a lot of them choose to not vote what would you say to black people that are choosing to not vote this election we still try if we don't both we know nothing it's GonNa check. But at least if you do you know you try Democrats or Republican. Left went and right wing get out get involved at quote and there you have it despite all the things we fight about there are some things we can all agree on one covert. Israel. To if we all vote black people could decide the next president and three there's really only one sane option. Fled fewer out. Thank you so much for that Roy or right. When we come back, I'll be talking to the one and only Wilmer Valderrama about working on ncis and what he's been getting up to during covid she don't Miss It. Known as a conspiracy theory. So complex, the formed a coat like following many of its followers think Q. is associated with Donald Trump and the cryptically communicate in with them obscure image boards online. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world believe in this and as a result in on his tone families apart let people to violence is even infiltrating the highest levels of government disinformation. Now in twenty twenty within seventy US congressional candidates have either shed or outright endorsed Kunal material. President trump is even given a veiled thumbs up to the movement. Outside of what the conspiracy community things nobody quite knows the true identity of Q. We aim to change that. I'm Jay Conran Julia me for q clearance pocock series the aims to look at who is really behind Cunanan. Listen to q clearance on the iheartradio. PODCASTS. Or. WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS Back to the daily social distancing show earlier today I spoke with actor and activist Wilmer Valderrama we talked about returning back to work on. The importance of the Latino community in the upcoming presidential election and what it's like to next door to your mom. Wilmer Valderrama welcome to the daily social listening show man such a pleasure to be here man I'm such a kinetic. So thank you for your voice in everything. So happy we ever the no men in his honestly my pleasure because I've enjoyed watching you over the years. I mean you you've done everything. You know from being one of the funniest people as playing phases and that seventies show and then. Being one of the most hardcore people on NCIS. I. Wanted to know as somebody who is solving crimes all the time when you couldn't do your show during coronavirus, we trying to solve crimes at home. How will you keeping in shape being like a like a naval detective absolute as I have my mom just like hiding hiding stuff from me so I could just like look for it. You know. Really, really go. Back to my steps you know but no yeah, it's been it was it was really interesting because you know you you get into a rhythm of doing what you do and in that moment we were kinda called to. You know just just be a human being a human being and sit back in. That could be okay with the uncertainty, a lot of people were separated and still separated from their families but you made a decision that I thought was crazy when you made it when I heard about it, you know they said Wilma bought his mom a house and I was like that's amazing. Then though like next door to his house and I was like this guy is crazy. I love my mom but I would not buy a house next door to me like there must have been like the greatest gift during coronal because obviously your family could be together. But surely at some point, you like this is a crazy decision. It was it was it makes so much sense when I was thinking it you know. And then I realized. Oh we're like in fence away, but you know look here's the thing that the house is really divided by some really aggressive you know bushes and and. You know there's no direct shot at my window so that that felt. Felt felt safe. But like you said, you know the timing for it was really crazy i. mean just to see your mom's face you now your your mom especially that's an immigrant I mean you can. You can appreciate this. The sacrifices they make before you can even have a sense of. Rim Memory. So having her next door is amazing and also looking to the future and having children I mean that's like a built in babysitter deal. You know what I mean like only that's that's what people forget. That's what I tell people all the time. You move like a Western country and all the things that they left from like Third World countries of the things that have to do you have to buy babysitters. My mom always said I am the babysitter don't worry about those things. One of the most amazing things I saw was on your instagram during the like the the worst moments of this pandemic is where you sh- you use your Instagram to tell stories about essential workers. You know you started a little series cold six feet apart and it was really beautiful showcase of everyone whether it was people delivering food whether was people helping others with it was healthcare workers tell me why you did that and why you felt like you would give your platform to them and it wouldn't be about you went to the grocery store and. You know my my local grocery worker. You know I always say, Hey, what's going on and I, always ask questions about their family and all that in in this day This was like probably two three weeks into the pandemic and that's how you doing and. I'm doing okay. Now say why are you doing? Okay, what's going on and then they were telling me that I don't know what he was, but it was waking things up in people that they've never expected. Regular customers will come in and and it will be very. Very affected by anxiety and they had this moment to themselves where they would just lash out in a when she said that she said, it would like her voice with crumbly. She's never been talked to that way. She's always been away being invisible to people enough for the first time that now at target. So the point is that. I realized that we were removed for what it is like for the people have to be there for twelve hours, handling your money bagging groceries, cleaning the staff after you you know and and I just felt like we were better than that in the idea was to let me amplify voice more than anything in my opinion is the same opinion as all of us who are in the house you but I think that if we can have a liberal awareness. Of, what it's like a what he takes. You know maybe we can have a little moment of Harmony Wilmer Valderrama story has always included having people be counted, which is you know The name of one of the initiatives that you started with America Ferrera away you you said, we have to get out there and we have to get people counted. We have to get people registered to vote. We have to get people. To be a part of the process that defines their lives, tell me about this process and tell me what you still think needs to be done for the Latino community in America one aspect of these awareness right but the other one is self awareness I think our communities have not this cover. their vital a presence into our country. You Know I. think that for most of US immigrants, sometimes we are ten we are tend to push into a belief system that we still guest in this country, and therefore we don't have a a a seat at the table. You know what? I'm saying like I feel like sometimes we're todd that like you know that Ellison your should be grateful that you're here you know and and and the truth is that until we understand how many of us are here until we understand that it's Not, just one of us in a neighborhood that a lot of our neighbors can relate to our interest to our likes into our views and most importantly can relate to our cultures on no matter where you're from. So now when you look at the senses and you think about what are the answer, what does this thing and having to tell people look there's no citizenship questions there's anything. This is really to understand how many of us are in a neighborhood in what programs seemed to be tailored to the needs to are specific union communities and You know there's a level of confidence that come with and then you have to have that confidence that ability to know that there's more than two of us in the neighborhood. That we now if there's one or two of us in a household eligible to vote. That it is correct that you send your household because too much is being sacrificed. Man Like right like now is the moment where we use all those sacrifices we forward, right so I think that's that's to me is the West going forward I. think that you know when talk about self awareness in self importance in understanding that there is such a critical moment right now in multiple states, the historically has never happened and you talk about any you're talking about, Texas, you talk about Florida you talk about Ari Zona in how small of a number of Latino community will take for to flip I mean this is a moment that we celebrate Ma'am I mean we've done the work, and now we have the numbers. Now we have the demand to ask that seat at the table. Time. To celebrate time to be counted a time to stand up and do something I'm happy that you're back on sets we're excited to see the new season will thank you so much for joining me on the show. Disip laser. Well. Let's show for tonight's. But before we go if you're registered to vote in this election, then it's very likely that you are eligible to vote early. So please do it go to vote vote vote dot com to check early voting options and make sure that your voice is heard. Until tomorrow stay safe out there where musk and cleese before you kidnap the governor. Trying to kidnap anger and your own hearts. Daily show. Here's a dish watching the show weeknights at eleven ten central on comedy, Central and comedy central watch full episodes and videos at the daily show dot com follow us on facebook twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to the daily show on Youtube for exclusive content and more. This has been a comedy central podcast.
Ep. 162 - Free Michael Thompson
"Six months ago right here on the breakdown I told you the story of a man named Michael Thompson. He's now almost seventy years is old and has been in prison in Michigan for twenty five years for selling weed and get this weed is now legal in Michigan. We have an opportunity in just about a week to help set Michael Free. I need tall hands on deck. I'm dedicating the rest of the episodes this week to getting us. All on board. Have some action steps. I have some news news for you. Let's do this. You can go right now the free Michael Thompson Dot Com. And let's make sure we get this done this. This is Shaun King. You're listening to the the breakdown lane the breakdown break dabbling. Listen if you're just ready to join us so you can actually cut this episode off right now and just go to free Michael Thompson Dot Com free Michael Thompson Dot Com and we can just skip past everything I have to say and you can go there right now and I'm GonNa show you how you can write a letter to the governor of Michigan and we need you to do it. I have some text in there that you can use but I would actually rather whether you write your own text. So that she doesn't get a hundred thousand letters that look the exact same. I'd rather you write it in your own words so if you want I want to just go on to free Michael Thompson Dot Com. But if you want some more information you have to understand that Michael Cool Thompson has served a longer sentence in prison in Michigan than any other non violent violent offender. He has almost been there now for twenty six years twenty six years when I start to do do the math twenty. Six years ago I was. I was in eighth grade like twenty six years ago. I was a child I had not met my. I have five children. None of them were born twenty six years ago like the fact that he has spent so so long in prison for a nonviolent offense that is currently legal now now in Michigan is a crime in and of itself. Michael Thompson has never committed a violent act but he was charged with the violent crime just so that he could serve the longest sentence possible. Let me explain. He was arrested when he sold old. We'd to an undercover informant. But he was a labeled a violent offender which he was not he committed no violent crime he had had no gun on him when he sold the weed. He made no threats because when they came to arrest him they found a gun an antique gun in the House and therefore use that as an enhancement. We we see these in so-called so-called enhancements it's obviously it enhances nothing but the sentence we see these things. They call gang enhancements all over the country entry where somebody commits one crime. But then they make it a mega crime because they're in a gang database so because they found this antique gun in the House they then charged him with a violent crime which he did not commit a violent crime every scholar in in every attorney I know is already written letters and statements to this idea that he did not commit a violent crime but he's serving a sixty year years sentence because of trumped up charges. Michael has spent twenty five years in prison and during that time he has not not received a single infraction. Not One zero. Do you know how hard it is to be in prison for a month or a year and not get a single infraction. That would be like not getting a single parking ticket a single speeding ticket for twenty five years. That would be like not being late on a single. Oh Bill for three hundred sixty five days a year for twenty five years straight the guards in the prison Michael have written letters and testified on his behalf guards from the morning shift guards from the night shift staff from violence prevention programs. uh-huh that Michael helped start in. The prison have testified on his behalf staff from the school he has attended repeatedly the inside of the prison. They've testified on his behalf and in two thousand. Eighteen voters in Michigan chose was to legalize recreational weed and by the end of twenty twenty one in Michigan recreational weed is projected to be a one point. Five five billion dollar industry in Michigan. All while Michael is still in prison. Michael has literally spent can't almost half of his entire life in prison for selling we. That is now legal. It has cost the state of Michigan again. Millions of dollars just to keep him in prison and it's one of the most agree GIS cases of injustice going on in the entire country right now for man to spend his forties his fifties his sixties and beyond in prison for selling elling. We'd is abusive. It's wrong and it's unjust. Listen we have to have a quick word from our sponsor and then I need to give you some very specific details on the action steps for today. Never in a million years. Did I think I would be excited when we would get new sponsors or ads for the podcast but these ads and the sponsors really allow us to do what we do do. That's why we are excited to have a brand new sponsor of the breakdown podcast and it is hellofresh. And they are America's number one meal kit. Listen I've already ordered hellofresh recipes. We've used them for years. We got hellofresh when it first opened in great part because we are so incredibly busy in our house my wife and I both work in home out of the home. 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Ten Code Break Down Ten at checkout and get ten free meals. Thank you still take action on January twenty ninth this January twenty twenty nine of Twenty Twenty Michael's lawyer squad love and trust and have come to know and I've been able to talk on the phone with Michael many times his lawyers. There's going to be submitting a new petition of clemency. To Governor Gretchen Whitmer now. She is the brand new democratic governor of Michigan and I have heard that she is a great person. And so we are trusting Gretchen. Who said that she was going going to begin? Expunging the records for people with these types of convictions. WHO said that she was committed to justice reform? We are trusting Governor Gretchen Whitmer a Democrat. We are trusting her to keep her word. And here's the thing. Last time that Michael submitted a petition there was a Republican governor who just denied the petition with no feedback at all and we believe that we have a real chance for governor Whitmer to actually grant Michael his clemency. His lawyers have had to wait two years it. Even that is the foolish law. You have to wait two years. Between every time you submit a petition so Michael has just been there in prison waiting day in and day. How for this new chance with Democratic Governor to submit this petition in on January twenty ninth it will be two years to the day it will the the first day he can submit the new petition? And that's where you come in. We need each of you to write a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. We have already built out the system. That is going to allow you to do that. You can go right now to free Michael Thompson. Thompson DOT COM. Go Right now to free Michael Thompson Dot Com and you can fill out a form that we have there and when you feel oh that form out it will send the letter directly to her also. You can email her directly which I would love for you to do if you go to Gretchen. That's g our this. Is Our email address Gretchen at Gretchen. WHITMER DOT COM. You can email her directly. Okay let me spell it out for you. Gretchen is G. R. E. T. C. H. E. N. at Gretchen Whitmer W. w. h. i. t. m. e. r.. Dot Com Gretchen at Gretchen WHITMER DOT COM. And last but not least we need you to call her office directly Komo. We're going to be setting up a dialer for you to call where I talk you through the process but this first number I'm giving not our dialers not set up yet. We'll talk about that tomorrow. Morrow you can call her office directly at five one seven three three five seven eight five eight and I'll tell you like I always tell you speak from your heart when you write the email right from your heart be specific be clear. Let her know that you've learned all about this case in that. You are begging pleading that they please grant. Michael Thomson Clemency so that he can spend some Tom of his life back out of prison. It's an abomination. And I want you to hear from me then. Michael is a sweet kind compassionate warm man who is desperate to get out of prison and we need you to put in the work. My friends go to free Michael Thompson. Dot Com. You'll learn all about his case there. We have all the details there. The Free Michael Thompson Dot Com. Learn all about his case. You can send a letter from their than email. Gretchen Gretchen. John Whitmer DOT com and then go ahead and make that phone call two five one seven three three five seven eight five eight all right. Let's do this. Let's help free Michael Thompson. Take Care Bye breaking the number. Bring them and bring the bring great thank you. So so much to willis singer producer. This podcast Sandra podcast director and to so many other people who not only helped make this episode possible but who are working right now. Virtually around the clock to help us free Michael Thompson. I want to give a major shoutout how to Adam to Chris to zoe to Jen who not only built our website. Free Michael Thompson Dot Com but have don everything they can to speak with his attorneys advocates and others to make sure that we nail this seven days to get everything we can get Inside what all of these letters to be a part of Michael's clemency petition. They submit to the Governor Gretchen. WHITMER and I'm so so grateful hateful for everybody. Who Split Their hard work into this? That only episode of this action. Step thank you so much I take care everybody taste.
If You Are Not Prompt It Will Stomp Out Your Dreams
"John D. Rockefeller who went on to become the world's wealthiest man during his lifetime once wrote a man has no right to occupy another man's time unnecessarily today show interview the Mortgage Banking Guru. Steve Curry Lamborghini driving mortgage banker to talk about why if you are not prompt it will stop out your dreams. Today's the show that. May just change the direction of your life if you've been having some ongoing strife caused by being perpetually late to everything this show isn't about me as it right. This show about the importance of being on time is not about you being late. It's about other people who are late. That's good because I didn't want the show to be about maybe old. Shows don't need US liberty narrator to introduce this show. This show. to May. Eight kids co created by two different women. Thirteen multi, million dollar businesses, ladies, and gentlemen welcome to the time. Shaw. audio. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Nation we are in the air everywhere steep current and what's cracking up Steve on today's show. We're talking about something that I know you're passionate about and it's a topic called being on time being on time the importance of being on time and I WANNA. Start off by reading a notable quotable comes to US via the. Late. Great John D. Rockefeller who wants wrote a man has no right to occupy another man's Timah. Unnecessarily, a man has no right to occupy another man's time. -SSARILY Steve. Talked to me about this 'cause you employ a large team, you have employees, you have staff you have people that work with you. You have colleagues, you have vendors, you have a lot of relationships you're managing how? Angry does it make you when you have an employee on your team who is consistently like on a scale of one to ten ten is your irate. And a one is it really matter how irate does it make you on a scale of one to ten? When somebody is consistently late? All I would just say on a scale of one to ten ten being irate what the employee sees is a one. But what I'm really is like twenty. Right yeah because it just. Especially when And if you're an employer out there, you've ever had a team or you've ever managed people or I don't know maybe giving someone a chance that you had no reason to give a chance to you just did other kind of. So your heart, you literally like the heavens opened up and reached down out of the out of the clouds to give someone a of job. And then the way that they thank you is by being late. On their first day of work and their second day work. Now, let's talk about this for a second you. Have a mortgage business you manage branch I believe What's the name of the business that you work with? It's called guaranteed rate and? You do loans over the country right so far listeners right now are listening and they wanna get a mortgage. They could go to Steve Kerr Dot com and you would take care of these guys. Yeah. You can help in any city and any state all fifty have you helped actual members of the thrive nation before yeah we're doing a refinance for guy in California right now we've got another guy in Colorado that we're working on just got one yesterday John called me by the House Mississippi well. Okay. So you you you you do work with members of the thrive nation and just trying to give a little background here I've worked. With, you for a long time and if you have a young man or young woman that joins your team and they want to join your team to eventually do it, you do what do you call position like what do you call it? What exact you'd do call yourself we'll start someone as a in what we call business development or a mortgage assistant and with guaranteed right there. Really Cool thing is we've got a a program we call the accelerate program which is pretty unheard of in the industry where. the company has actually an entire department that's dedicated to helping. people that WANNA learn the mortgage business helping them with everything from learning, basic mortgage terms to. studying for and passing their a mortgage loan originator license and test it take him through a whole twelve month programmed to essentially. They have a sponsor and then they've got a mentor that mentors them to teach in the business. So it's a really cool thing and it's a good opportunity if you. Get selected for that. I. Mean it's it's really because you could literally never have worked in the mortgage business before. And you could come in and be taught the business and be essentially given the opportunity to build a career with a really good company. So let's talk about this for a second again. So if I if I started off working with you today start at entry level how long does it take before I can be doing what you do. With the company yeah it. The IT takes twelve months for you to get to status of where you can become an associate vice president or A. My title is. A I'm VP of mortgage I'm trying to remember you know always get these titles but So going from an ASSOCI- mortgage to VPN mortgage issues what I am is really dependent on your aptitude but I think the minimum time is twelve months because in your first twelve months. You've got a close. Once you take your pre-licensing education and pass your test and get licensed, you've got to close twenty loans. Underneath a mentor, a VP like myself and you call that position what again. Associate VP associate vice president. Okay. So and it takes how long to become an associate vice president twelve months. So takes twelve months. What kind of education do you do you kind of technically when you come out of? When you come out of your your licensing done, you can move into that a VP role but you have to close your I talk to coast twenty loans and your first twelve months or you're done and you start out by giving becoming licensed. How long does it take to become licensed twenty hours of pre-licensing education? So we had a guy that started. today's a day. So he started last Monday and he's already done a ton of training, but he's also already completed his twenty hours of pre lessons education. So you you take twenty hours to invest in pre pre license education pre-licensing education. Yeah and where do you? Where do you get that kind of education? It's offered through the nationwide mortgage licensing system. They've got vendors that are in the portal that you can purchase it through. So if somebody out, there is listening in, they say, Hey, you know. I want to get a mortgage for my my home. They could go to Steve Carlton Dot COM, and do that orbiter listening they say I want to move to Oklahoma maybe apply to work with you. They could do that and it takes twenty hours of pre-licensing education to do that. What kind of pay to somebody start off with when they're doing pre in they're once they are licensed, but thirty thousand is the base pay. If Thirty Thousand Bank you want to be a like we call them business development. Before they're licensed so during so it's Kinda cool because it gives you an opportunity while. You're working on your licensing and working on becoming a Navy P you get to work in a role within the company where you get some education just on the job by working. Now again, let's let's talk about this again, if you're a prompt if you're prompt. Man that that creates a great reputation. Turns out people like it. When people are on time right people people actually preferred to do business with people that are on time early they wrecked. But people if you're not prompt, what's going to do is it's GonNa stop out your dreams. GonNa HAP. Yeah. So let's talk about. Let's Say I. Invested Twenty Hours in Pre licensing education right and then I'm late today number one of work. How's that going to go over? Even if have the licensing you even if I'm top of my class with my grades or my GPA or my scoring, even if I have the best. Best background best resume. If I'm late day one what does that say? Not GonNa, knock the buck to the drawing board. Mum Now let's say though that I apologize. And I'm not late again for three weeks. But then I'm late again, what does it do every every time someone's late what does that say to you? It's just like you know they say that you take two steps one step forward and two steps back Yep that's what being laid. It's time you're late it sets tash who steps back. Why? Because it's you're not. because. People can't depend on you. You Miss Work or you're. Like Above everything you need somebody that you can depend on will be at work. It'll be there to do their job we're and we're talking about this because I know you've very well and I. Know You are fast idiocy about being on time and if you're not on time, you'll call me well in advance and say, Hey, I'll be in town this week. Coming up but when somebody's consistently Not on time right. And again, it's kind of that one to two minutes where I get it I get it maybe at a rapid call maybe people it's like if you like if you work in an office environment like do or like you know here we are drive. You know you're GONNA enough it's environment. There are customers that are like standing at the door you know at eight o'clock waiting to get in. Okay. So at at our company, if we start at eight, aren't customers but could you imagine? If you worked at I. Don't know let's say you worked at a gas station you worked at Walmart or you it at Walgreens or you worked at CBS or you worked at a place that opens at a certain time. If you're if you know that you're responsible for opening the store. In customers are able to walk in the store at seven am. Would you show up at seven three and as you're like unlocking the door and turn on the lights to save your insurgent surgery schedule at set out would you show up at seven three if you were a pilot? Let's say you're an NBA basketball player tip off game starts at seven. Oh Five. So you're just going to get there. You're going to do just like you wouldn't do that. You wouldn't show up in like customers outside the door. Give me a few minutes I gotta turn the line on gotta get the register up and running got to get all this know you'd get there early and so. Everybody has kind of you know like you'd better routine in the morning right click. So. I've noticed like every employee that I've ever had kind of has like a routine in the morning. Okay. Yeah. So I had a guy one time that would he would get to work at A. and I fired him by the way he would get to work about you'd get there on time. But he really wouldn't do any work for about the first thirty, five minutes or so because usually he would get their you know get there at seven fifty he would get his coffee he would get. You know get get some kind of a beverage He would kind of a routine kind of wind up almost say hello to paddle he would go. In his desk he would. He would call his girlfriend guys up to he would get online and check his bank. What are you guys up to over there? And then he would take a morning Poo Poo who? Use the restroom we'll take A. Rolling in there with like a large book. Yeah he's like a magazine. Domino read the Bible while I'm in the restroom. So then he would go to take the same and go to bathroom what, what are your favorite eighteen versus Number two and so about. Eight thirty five he'd be like. Okay ready to work. And listen if that's you and that's how you. Want it for work. So problem just get early you know get there at seven, twenty, five of it. If you're shift starts at eight, you're saying somebody who wants to read the Bible on the pot on the pot and that's what gets you going right as to what you just do it before your shift you know what? I mean because you're you're boscell appreciate it and the people that were with. You appreciate because listen everybody knows you know they're like this guy ever does any work this doesn't do any work for the first thirty minutes I mean you know this stat, you can probably find it. What's the? What's the average hours that most people in an eight hour day than an employer bits of work out of someone? Well, I can say right now according to Nielsen this is before Cova. The average person consumes eleven point three hours per day according to Nielsen Levin Point, three hours per day consuming media this before Z. This is. Steve before before covert I don't even know what people are doing now with code a lot of people are you know stuck at home people are quarantined but I mean that's eleven point three hours a day on social media and I and I don't have the hard stats in front of me but I do know that there are a lot of statistics that show that a lot of people spend the vast majority of those eleven point three hours per day on social media at work on social media. So I can't say a large percentage of people spend a large percentage of their day wasting time. Wasted time. So we're going to do now is we're going to break it into into some specific coach -able trainable moments I'm GonNa tee up the I'm going to do it's like a soft pitch. Okay. I'm going to tee up the big the slow pitch softball. And then you smash out of the Park Okay Got Smash out of the park. Okay. So action. Action items when everyone able to take some action items that you can apply right now step one. Plan. On being everywhere fifteen minutes before you need to be there correct Steve Why is that? So why is it so helpful if we set the expectation that we're GONNA, get everywhere fifteen minutes early. Well I don't know. Let's say that. You're on your way to work and something happens you run into some. Unexpected. Traffic and delays you by ten minutes. Well you're still going to be five minutes early. Literally get up and like if you're this person, you've timed that it takes you exactly nineteen minutes to get from your door of your house to the door of your office. Right? Therefore you leave. To get to work at eight o'clock you leave at seven forty because it gives you like one minute. My house at five forty. Three, forty, five in the morning I know I will be here exactly at four. So if I want to get here for sure by four, I need to really lead by three thirty. Yeah. I need to give myself that extra time because the one time that you really need to be here on time and you're counting to be your exactly fifteen minutes. You're going to be late. Yeah. You might like clay you might get pulled over for driving too slow. Then that has happened to him. So you gotta why and driving so slow you gotTa Plan Underwriting Fifteen minutes Oh just get there early if you plan ahead, it just allows you to. To to have a little bit of a cushion for for something that might come up now step to you got to plan for bad things to happen Yep I get so it's so frustrating for me being an employer if I let it be and I know it's frustrating for you if you let it be but people that they have they, they plan on everything working out well yeah. Everything has to fit perfectly in order for them to be on time and because everything doesn't fit perfectly. Then they say what had happened was there was a car that was in the way I would I would try to not run into a car and try to four no. Would you prefer just run over the cone and the police officer or did you want me to wait? I mean because that's what I want to know when they put the blame on you right now want to kill someone. Just. Just run right through them coned. Would you want to be on time because I'm confused? My favorite one is I'm fifteen minutes late because I've been sick all night and I've been puking if you were sick all night and puking. Sometime in the night. or in the morning, wouldn't you message or text or call your boss and say, Hey, just F- I I've been sick and puking I'll be there it'll be a few minutes like no. What happened is you're late and on your way to work as you were driving late you're going what can I say? What can I say? What can I say? What's good excuse? What's a good thing that you know what the problem is I used to suck and be late so you can did I did all that The pitches people give you you've already give I've given he'll go. A boss here's the deal. I if got calcium. Deficiency. Calcium I, don't I do not have. The last the last one that I had Robert Rush I'd call in and say, can you go? Oh, you're throwing up. Oh, go get some dinosaur from walgreens. We'll see in a minute. Is like. The. Baath. How much was a good place to get some calcium Fit In my calcium. We're the good to go get that right that's the kind of crap people will do though. Or they'll go yet. Do you do you knows deep of good auto mechanic and this is like eight fifteen or supposed to be there eight? Yeah. What do you mean? You just want to know because my muffler has been? Removed whatever happened was and then you'll go I'll just pick you up. I'll be happy to meet you and I'll take you know. Muffler with abducted in my face was as well and so you know what I'm saying it's a web of lies. So accident number one though. Plan on arriving Edward Fifteen minutes early. Actually item number to plan for the bad things and delays to happen plan for it. Yeah. I just got back I mean, why do you want to be stress I just got back from Washington DC I. don't understand people that want to get to the airport right when they need to be there. Yeah. I. Don't get it I. People Are Hustling through the airport with their masks on trying to rush through TSA the the the whole idea of when you go to the airport security is Pretty intense anyway to begin with. But. Now, with the Kobe thing, you know we're gonNA take your temperature. We're GONNA make sure you're wearing a mask I mean with it was already a slow process to begin with and other people that are sprinting to the airport frustrated. They can't move through the labyrinth of security in health screenings before going somewhere come on. Again plan for bad things and delays to happen point three, get up one hour before you need to. Yeah I mean if you need a Steve Talk to me about that morning routine when you get up early man and you designed the day how things feel when you get up a full hour I just get I mean I get same time every day. So it's just you just get. I don't have to talk to a human. For like three hours from the time I, wake up I don't have to talk to human now at seven thirty every morning Casey calls me on the dot. That's my. Production manager at the office. So but usually clay by then like actually did this this morning this is actually confirmed case he called me at seven thirty and I was like. Hello Hey. What saw oo sorry. What. What time is it? Just had a really. Really Long night and she has you're so full of crap you're walking out and I'm like, yeah, I'm on the trail. So I was already like a half a mile into my five mile walk so. What time do you get? Four? Twenty four twenty okay. So you wake up the same time every day. All right. So we'll get somebody out there needs to write the once you write down these these five action items and you apply them. Things are things. But Hey, even if I'm feeling like a bum one day and I get up an hour late. What time would I get? Five twenty I'm still literally I'm still two hours and ten minutes before the first human. I have to talk to him today and. That's valuable. Maybe maybe you're maybe you're not into that maybe like staying up late that's perfectly fine. But you know if you want to win the game I've never met. I've never met someone that was building a career or building a business that pride themselves on the fact that they that they stayed up late and got up at ten or eleven or nine or whatever. You know what I mean usually those not always the case I mean there's probably some like most of the people that you talk to maybe Dr Z. now. He's able to do that already hit the goal. Yeah. Because he's already done it in the end zone, he's in the end zone. I. Haven't had two goals yet. So I still gotta get up. So action items that he was talking about this game plan on arriving everywhere fifteen minutes early that's step one step two we've got a plan for bad things to happen. GotTa step three you gotta get up one hour before you need to Steve You. Don't WANNA get up. You don't WanNA get up. Right when you need to. You don't want to be scrambling you that time to kind of. Get a coffee take shower just kinda there's there's kind of that what those first five minutes of every day were just dumb, right usually the first five minutes of my day the other day I was looking for my glasses at like three thirty in the morning. And do you know where they were? On your head. Yeah was. Before I've been looking for my keys forever and they're in my hand day I was looking for a toothbrush and I remember vividly I'm like ours my toothbrush and I look and I've noticed I'm waving it I have in my head coach. You realize you're cleaning the toilet with you're like Oh. Man What about youth? I'm sitting Senator Clinton toilet with him. I was scrubbing the teeth of my my cat and I realized Woodward. That's my toothbrush. No seriously it's super important though because Steve, how is it? No, it doesn't it bother you. On your team shows up looking looking in that stupid tired face with just woke up. Yes actually it. It doesn't annoy me. Angers me no one wants to be around the first ten minutes of their. You know what I'm saying the guy tries to play it off like he's been awake for a long time. Yeah. I've been up for hours man and he's got the pillow mark on his face. So again we just we plan on arriving everywhere fifteen minutes early step to plan for bad things in delays to happen step three WanNa get one hour before you need to. Step four stay on the same sleeping schedule. Impossible. I, mean doesn't that help when you? What time do you go to bed state? I have my alarm set to go to bed at eight forty. PM isn't that a good time? Yeah. I don't always go to bed I mean I I rarely go to at eight forty but it's kind of like my reminder right that it's time to start winding down. You know I don't require a lot of sleep. So kind of depends what you're not going to be four in the. Morning? No. But a lot of people seem shocked that if they're up till four in the morning, they're going to look bad and feel bad the next morning right I'm serious it's nothing's worse the drinks plane to a forty year old man the concept of being on time the reason why you fill so bad at four in the morning is because you went to bed at three in the morning. Drunk. So, you're still drunk at for the money goes now the next move move number five action on number five, invest the first every day to organize your day. Yeah. Invest the first hour before you see a human. Best the first hour use your to do list. Use Your calendar, your planner, get up an hour before you see another human organize the day. Now Great News here for you folks Brian Tracy, the selling author and the motivational speaker he wants said, your greatest asset is you're earning your greatest asset is you're earning ability your greatest resource is your time. Your greatest asset is you're earning ability your greatest resources, your time, Steve when people go to your website, Steve Kerr Renton Dot COM and a apply for mortgages. If you weren't fist idiots about organizing your time. You wouldn't be able to process all the mortgages and in fact, I know a lot people in your industry that I have helped to generate leads. And they can't ever generate momentum with their career because they can't organize their calendar. Today, we had the John Whitmer radio show reached out to me on the show and we had the war room reached out to have me on the show and we reached out a Andrea K. reached out to have her show. So there's three radio shows I'm supposed to be on today. Oh, well, put because I know my calendar I was able to call the client and. Say Client. Will you be here today one client said actually out a town take you for asking boom right then I called another client and my three o'clock. He's Outta town today was able to move my four o'clock meeting the three. These are all like I'm planning my day I'm not just reacting I'm asking the question. Is it okay if I move this meeting from four to? Three. Is it okay but man if I didn't have my day, I wouldn't even know what I'm doing I wouldn't have. 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Episode 2: Varys Has a Dick!!
"The man in black fled across the desert and Dylan Frank followed. Sure, everybody, welcome to episode two of Bill and Frank, E pop culture, as always, I am Frank alongside me is the editing to my role into Shane Phil. How you doing? I'm doing well, I'm happy to be the dean in this situation, although eventually I'd take a bullet to the eye, but let's not worry about that. I need like that. I knew you'd like the Eddie dean rub. Definitely although I get the dance the Kamala and I get to have sex with the woman with no legs. So I mean it's a win win for everybody. Anybody listening to this? That hasn't read the dark towers completely confused. Yes. And also, an unmitigated Astle. Well, so let. Yeah. Clearly, so let's get started here. Welcome back cycle week in a row if you caught up with us last week. Thank you so much for downloading and listening. We had a couple people leave some comments really appreciate that. You know last week, we started out by making it pretty clear that we really have no credentials or business, or, you know, credibility. And so I just so we didn't disappoint in the first episode. I wanna step a couple things back off the top here and kind of be self aware. So we completely misfired on the timing of money in the Bank, and I would have bet my mortgage that it was this past Sunday. I don't know why now worked out good for us because we just watched game of thrones. Instead. Yeah. I was I was like super nervous all day. I didn't know what I was going to do like, oh, do I watch the Sixers. Do I watch money in the Bank? Do I watch game of thrones? I I was a mess. In then. I went to put it on. And I realized, oh, it's not on so clear that pretty easily. The second one I got a John beaver for calling me out, which he always does. And he's our Spiderman experts. So I made a reference to a pretty forced. New York moment in Spiderman to Johnny was kind enough to announce on social media that I blew it, and it was actually Spiderman one where we have the New York moment this, but yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. We have the stupid Jesus moment in into where he's on mass, and they pass over the crowd. So as getting a little confused there. I polish is it will happen again. And you know there you go. So. Also, a couple of comments made to me about, you know, you know, health warning Bilas in listen guys, I mean. Bill. Bill is a sexual animal Ryan. He, he exists to foreign Kate, and we're going to talk about how horny Bill is, and it's going to come up often and just, just, you know, that's that's part of what we're going to do here. So I deal. Huge plus for the female listenership. Yeah. I mean this podcast is intended to make eggs drop. So all right. So let's let's get into the podcast for this week and. Here we go. Bill. So this week, we had episode five of season. Eight throws the final battle in the series. In pretty polarizing event. To say the least I'm at the point. Where? I'm completely just disgusted with the human race. Let's get to that. I because I had issues with the episode no doubt. I've had issues with this whole season mostly the way it's been paced. It's been rushed. And a lot of these big character pivots have not been earned, but and I repeat, but the fandom going absolutely ape shit and just burrowing beanie off in Weiss. Is, is fandom at its absolute most toxic levels. It's, it's I love fans that I hate fans and this is the reason I hate fans. Yeah, I mean I had issues too. I don't think I had as many issues you did. I had two major issues. Overall? I liked the episode. In, you know, I didn't hate. I didn't hate the battle of winter fell as much as everybody else did either or at all really. You know it's weird. I just said last week that. That. Last season felt so rushed and this season felt like it was at the right pace for what was left to happen in the story, I will say that after this episode five. I don't feel that way anymore. You know, I don't know. I don't know what the time jump was between episodes four and five. But like little things Bill. So, for example, I saw a couple of things online, and I totally missed this and I don't know if you knew this right away. But the whole thing with Varis at the beginning, and the little girl and telling her that she hasn't eaten. I mean, I, I guess that was he was supposed to be trying to poison her yet. Yeah. That completely I never even. Oh, he's trying. I had I totally missed that and frustrating. Yeah, there's, there's a lot in subtexts there that they're expecting you to understand which, I don't mind as much like I don't mind I almost missed it too. I kinda was like, wait, what's happening here. And then all of a sudden he was like, okay you're good. But that to me was didn't bother me that much. What bothered me? I mean what is bothering? Most people is Danny's, he'll turn, which was insane. I mean I didn't like it. I don't mind them having her turn heel and become the mad Queen, and do all that stuff. But like the pacing has just been all off, like to episodes ago, her and John were like making out next to the dragon and making cutesy jokes about like the dragon likes you, he and then, like two later, she's incinerating women and children. And I'm not sure I'm not sure a there's a long enough runway for her to make this turn and be. I get her like destroying the city and I get hurt destroying all the soldiers even though they surrendered but burning everybody felt like I'm not sure this makes sense. Yes. So I feel that first of all I love the Hilton. You know, it's, it's a common theme in a lot of a lot of fantasy series out there. You know, Bill the wheel of time. The dark tower is that everything is a wheel and everything will repeat itself. And there's very little, you can do to break that break that pattern. So the fact that they had her heel turn in repeat, you know, the cycle or lay the ground for the cycle to repeat itself, that her father. You know that her father had had created. I like that. I think a piece of this is a high fantasy story being delivered to. The mainstream. And it not just being understood in high fantasy you don't always get what you want. You're not owed anything in this thing where these fans feel like they're owed a certain outcome or a certain, you know, plot resolution drives me fucking crazy. What I will say is the he'll turn. I don't. I think in, you know, once again, I'll credit Johnny beaver with, with the comment the writers. Hey, more. What the overestimated, the intelligence of the mainstream audience, the writers are mistaking foreshadowing for, you know, a plot thread, that makes sense and it just happened. So quick, literally what six seven episodes ago last season. She was saying, I will not be the Queen of ashes writers have done a couple of things wrong, I think may wanna say wrong, but like this, he'll turn like they have led. They have laid the seeds for it for seasons. Like I don't mind that it happened. I agree with it happening. It just needed more of a runway this needed to be like one hundred percent. It's you needed to slowly start to go and Anita. The take place over three or four episodes where she's descending into madness not. Yes. Not switch that gets flipped. And I think the. The big problem for me is like viewed track this show when they ran when they got past Martin's books when they got past the source material. They didn't have to lean on things started to feel rushed. They started to like you said mistake foreshadowing for plot and they started to value spectacle over table setting. So like the reason the payoffs like Ned start getting beheaded and the red wedding and the battle, the bastards and all that stuff was so great was because there was so much table setting that led up to it that made the payoff feel earned. I think what people are reacting to is like, there just wasn't enough of that here, like yeah. She's been Danny's been sort of shitty about John's heritage as soon as she found out. And you could tell she was starting to get paranoid. But it just went too fast and then to start killing children and stuff just in needed. I needed a longer. Billed to it than that. Agreed agreed. Back to various though, I was bummed out that he was killed because I thought he was going to have his moment, and it was going to be something like, you know, he drops his robe, and he's got this huge dick in balls. And he's like, I love the realm of the pussy, and then he just FOX his way through west rose in. That's the spin off various fucking his way through western. So this is like a hard are spin off. What was showgirls rated NC seventeen? So I'm saying this is a hard NC seventeen. Well, I'm not sure what the viewership. I mean God knows what the fans would think about that. Yeah. I'm not saying that the Benny off in Weiss. Right. It I'm just saying the big secret in west rose is that virus has a dick. Yeah. Big balls. He's really been playing the game of thrones exactly better than anybody. And that's what I thought was going to be the swerve. But, you know whatever I thought his death was done. Well, the other thing I didn't love I wanted a different payoff. I didn't get it. I'm not. What a fucking writer, I wanted services death to mean more and affiliate. She she died like a romantic pedestrian death in, you know, I thought I really thought Jamie was gonna kill her. He kind of stepped back to his villainous ways. Yeah. I didn't the character resolutions for both of their shitty a hated what the Jamie in last week. The week before is episode where he left, and they turn Brienne of tar, who was like one of the best female heroes in the show. They turned her into the blubbering boyfriend person that she hasn't been early from Brooke Knight rises. Yeah, that's him. All that. I mean that was terrible. I thought that was a total betrayal. Her character. I just didn't know what to do with her. So they did like they turned into every other female, which is shady. But I have a moment, I think that's the moment, though, were she becomes captain. Fatima. Could be beating off on Wieser writing the next hour movie that could easily happen. Oh, there you go. Look at that. Yep. I was actually talking to one of my friends about the next movie, and I was like, you know, we were being really geeky nerdy, and I was like what era of Star Wars. Do you want the next movie to be in and he said, I wanted to be in west rose. It's like that doesn't make it does me. But maybe it does where was the where did deal for public take place. That's what I want. Yeah. That's what I want to. But we're this is this is a different topic for different. You're correct. You're correct. I didn't like Danny's Hilter turn. I didn't like Sarah sees death, although I'm not entirely convinced. They're dead. I'm they might not that. We'll see. But the thing I hated most about this episode the thing that bothered me. The absolute most was what they did with aria a hey, I fucking hated it. What aspect of it? She has spent seven seasons. She went through hell. She became a faceless trained to be an assassin all in the name of getting to Sarah see in killing her. She's going through all this shit. She's traveled from winner. Fell with the hound all the way to the door of the castle. And the hounds like. You're going to be made don't do it. And she's like, all right. Cool later. It was I thought it was terrible. And what does suck it like that is terrible? That is just lazy shit writing. I'll be, I'll be, I'll be absolutely blown away when these books ever come out if George are Martin manages not to die before publishing these, I'll be amazed, if in particular Arias story goes like did in this TV show. I what was the point? I mean I understand that. She killed the night, king, and that was great. But like, if that was going to be your decision. What the fuck that she go all the way to king's landing for why did the hound wait till they were literally two feet away from seriously to get so stupid. I hated it. They just did it. So we could follow her out of king's landing when it was literally burning down around her, which was cool. I get it was shot, well and looked awesome and was scary and all that stuff. But, like I watched the, the inside the episode afterwards, where they're like, you know, we wanted she was like Virgil, the Virgil this series like from Dante's inferno where you need somebody you care about. I thought you meant. For Joel DBS's, Virgil, right? This common mistake. But I hated it. I hated it. I hated what they did with our so much. I would have preferred anything then that I did I was very satisfied. In really like the gain bowl that was the best part of the that, if there's one aspect that the fans have been clamoring for that. They nailed was that fight the awesome moment where the mountain just get sick of hearing Khyber and talk just squish is his head. I love that. That was great. And then seriously like tiptoeing around though like this fucking. Ray comedy. And then the fight was awesome. And I think like the one thing that they've been foreshadowing, laying telling you about for seven seasons this how much the hound hates fire because of what is brother did to them the on the only thing that he hates more than fire is his brother. So he's willing to jive into fires long as it kills. I've thought that was awesome. They did that really. Well. Do you think that Braun strowman his mad because they booked the mountain better than him? Yeah. I think I think he's mad. They booked mountain better than him. And I think the mountain is mad that he looks kinda like fester I thought it was I thought it was various when he first took his helmet off. I'm like, wait a minute. I'm a fuck that this. Very embarrassed burn, uncle fester. Lightbulb and his mouth. Okay. So the finale like what do you, what do you think we're going here? All right. So I think now that things played out the way they've played out. I really think Danny's gonna have she unless they ended on a super bleak note, which I don't think they're going to Danny's gonna get killed in this episode. And I don't see anybody doing it besides John snow, or are you one of those two, it'll be aria using her faceless, gimmick and either disguising her as herself as John or as grey, worm. I can see her killing grey worm and taking us face. That'd be kinda cool. Or John, does it because he realizes you know, she she's gone too far. And I somebody was somebody was we were talking today in my office about it. And somebody was saying, it'd be cool if John killed her, and then instead of becoming king if he took the black again and rebuilt the Nightwatch, which would leave either Sanga or brand, I think is the most likely people to be on the iron. No. That would leave. What's his name Gandhari? Yeah, but I don't nobody knows that about Gandhari except aria, and I don't think Kendra is going to publicize although you're right. He's a darker. So that's true. That's not true. She announced it in front of everybody at that dinner of. That's right. You're right, good. Call could begin dri like I said it could be injury, you did say that did say I don't know what you were talking about. But I said, well, I was talking about Gandhari. I still think it's likely to be stark. I'm starting to lean toward brand. I really am really are really am. It's the weirdest way could go. But he's also like implicitly trustworthy like he knows. He'd see everything. I don't think it's going to be, I think Santa will remain as the warden of the north. I really I'm gonna I'm gonna if I have to make pick. I'm gonna say brand. Stark is ends up on the iron throne. Wow. Because last week, I asked you this question, and you literally named every character on the show. So yes this week you're saying brand snark. I don't I now think based on what happened that the two obvious picks going into the season John or Danny. And I don't think it's going to be there on the now. So now you got it now you gotta think about, like who can legit do this, honestly. Feel gender is a good is a good darkhorse candidate if they would put a bastard on the throne, then I feel, I feel like it's sense and brand, and that's it. I don't. Even know who else it would be see. I've got this aching. Like I've got this feeling in my gut that it's somehow going to be Sansa. I mean, she's she's I think I have like fifty fifty but I'm going with brand just because it's the weirdest pick it is fucking weird. It is weird. I mean, the best case scenario is that it's Braun who I have no idea where he is who Braun the mercenary. He's a Larry. Ego. He showed up when Terry on drinking, inter fell later and now in Jamie's dead. He's not gonna get anything from him. Is there any way tearing ends up on the throne? I don't have makes sense right now. I feel like Danny's really angry. She's going to be really angry with him. When the episode starts guys gonna she's gonna know he let Jamie free. Do you think he kills her or she kills him? I think she might that would make me sad. Yeah. He's had Bill sad. He he's one of the greatest television characters of all time, I agree. Okay. So we will check back. You don't give me through next week. So I think the other one. Been quite a lot to talk about next week. It's the second cultural event in the last month that will be nerd gathering our way through. I don't I'm so bummed that it's over like because unlike I don't think that George are Martin is ever going to finish the books. We saw this. There's story came out today from one of the dudes that play played a part on game of thrones in the early seasons. He was barrister and sell me and the actor that played him. And he says Martin is finished completely finished six and most of the way finish seven which would finish the whole series. And he's literally just been waiting for the TV show to be over. That was like that was reported on multiple websites today. So maybe. Should you think he does a totally different thing? I think I think a lot of the major points will remain the same. Like I think Danny's going to turn crazy. I think she's going to burn king's landing, but I think it will feel a lot more earned like, you know, the both books are going to be like a thousand pages. And there's the thing that really interests me is that so many characters in Martin's books are in different places, than they ended up in the TV show. Like, when we last left, the books, like, Brian was being hung by zombies like by lady stone heart who like God knows where he's going with that. She was never even in the TV show. There's so many characters that could end up taking different paths. Like I think the hound and the mountain will end up doing what they did. But I think the pants getting there for a lot of cards are going to be radically different. And also, there's just a lot more characters in the books is the mountain dead in the books. I think I don't think I'd have to refresh myself, but I don't think he's been Zomba fide or or whatever did he fight. What's his name? Over. Yeah. Did he did that happen in the books? I feel like I feel like it did too. I just I can't remember, it's been so long. So, you know, working instant dragons came out. I think he has actually been resurrected their whatever they did to him 'cause I know. Yeah, I think he has actually when my next book comes out, I'm gonna read the whole series because I remember shit, but everything confused in my head now between the books and the TV. She'll be like your third reread. Third or fourth. Yeah. I think I read it reread it when feast for crows came out. I think I read it when a dance with dragons came out, so it'll be three or four I wish I could read as fast as you one of my favorite stories about you in, when I whenever I in conversation and I'm like, yeah, my friend, Bill. I tell the story on his back. Like a buds about how when we're in college, and you got bag of bones for your birthday or whatever, and you laid down on the couch in our dorm room and I was playing one of the over the baseball games called back down on PS one. Whatever. So playing that in your just laying there reading not saying word, I got up went to went to the cafeteria got some food came back plates. More PS one went down the hallway to the apartment hung out there for a couple hours came back set on the couch TV on watched a little TV in, like an hour later, I hear the book close. You're like man. That was really good. Like eight hundred pages out of it was that big but four or five oh God my head exploded anyway. Okay. So. Now, the big thing that happened in TV. There's two big things happened in TV this week one, we're gonna talk about the wrestling segment. But the other thing that happened this week is we got a pretty decent. Look at the men DeLorean show coming out by Jon Favreau, that's going to be on Disney. Plus. Takes place after return of the Jedi, which is kind of a, you know, on X Chardonnay Ord on Jan charted time in the stores universe. In looks like it's a random and the Laurean. So what were your thoughts like did you see it? You saw obviously. Right. I mean, there's it's hard it was like I saw a bunch of cell phone videos taken from celebration and stuff like that. I mean I've basically they didn't give much away plot wise, they've just said that he's alone. Gunfighter on the outer rim of the galaxy far from the, you know, all the government in new Republic, in Fabbro in that in that feature was like, we wanted it to be far enough away from everything where it could be a brand new pocket of the Star Wars universe. But there's also going to be some connective tissue to make it feel like it's part of the Star Wars saga, which is, I think smart. I think this need Star Wars really needs new. I think not Skywalker related. Which I think that, that, that's what this will be. And I love that, you know, one of the familiar characters that appeared in that trailer, really briefly was I g eight which is really cool, the bounty hunter droid which is awesome. Because not only is he character. But Tyco TD who directed? Thor ragnarok is voicing him which I think is awesome. Yeah. He's Coorg use cork from endgame. One of the greatest voices in the industry right now full. He's back. He just called me a dickhead again. Sixty nine. He getting off track a little bit. But. Tychy wad TD made a movie a while back that I fucking love in nobody ever talks about it. It's called. What we do in the shadows. It's germane Clemson it from flight of the conchords. Yeah, it is. It is fucking amazing. Did you see have you seen the TV show? I more I haven't, but it's not them. Is it? Well, it's, it's dreaming. Command took took the idea and adapted for TV. He's not in it. He writes and produces it. Right. But it's not they're not in it. No. But it's still hilarious. Yes, they're making Turkey TD's making a sequel to that. Something about where the but anyway, so. Yeah, TD law them. One of the things that's really excited about that Fava's doing to Tyco IT director to, oh, Bryce Dallas. Howard directed to which is interesting, and then Rick, I it's like Fumi Yama. Okay, sorry. Not. Rick, foo, foo, something like that. He's like long been a part of the Star Wars universe. He's directed one, and then Dave Maloney, who created the clone wars and Star Wars rebels and the upcoming Star Wars, the resistance, all the animated stuff. He's directing one of them, which I think is really that's awesome. I'm I'm psyched about it. I mean I'm definitely doing the Disney plus thing. Got six bucks. Yeah. It's not. I mean, so are they going to? The what was the net flex marvel universe isn't dead right there. They're going to relaunch those on this channel. Correct. Yeah. You would think I don't know what the deal is the rights and how long I think, Netflix, I think you have to wait a certain amount of time. And then Netflix has it made a new season of, for instance, if they haven't made another daredevil in a couple years, the rights revert back to marvel, something like that. Quote canceled it. I think so. Because I think so. Marvels been really sort of cagey about those characters, although Jeff Loeb, said that daredevil will be seen again. The Charlie Cox version of their devil be seen again. So you would think and there and I read an article that there was actually discussion at one point about when all the here when all the dusted heroes come back end game would it be worth it for one of those circles to open for the for them to come out of it, which would have had a stroke in theater. Yeah. Because there's really been little to no connection right? I don't know how they would have even been alerted who, who knows. But it would have been the visual would have been fantastic. But I think I think they kind of realized that it didn't make much sense and the right, although they had fucking Howard, the duck in that fight. So I mean, I guess anything's possible. Wait a minute. He was Howard Howard, the duck is in that fight. He's in two shots. My head, my head is melting right now. There's a shot right after Evangeline Lilly shows up for the first time there's a shot on the everybody's looking at her, and then the other side of the screen is actually really cool. The ravages are there from guardians, and Howard, the duck is with them. Holy shit. It's pretty awesome. Now, I gotta go see avengers again poor. You. Yeah. All right, Bill. So I know you've you've been like sitting waiting eagerly for this announcement to come out, and I think blew away all of our expectations. So we're going to get a competing wrestling show on TNT Awa announced this week at the upfront. So I guess that, that they're back in the wrestling business with I'm sorry, TNT announced this week that were back in the wrestling business in, they're going to be airing a w on Tuesday nights on TNT with the fire in the background and everything. The war is on. Yeah. It was really awesome Tuesday nights like as far as I can read that hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but that's the rumor that it's going to be Tuesday night, which makes sense because smackdown moved Tuesday to Friday. Once it goes to FOX bras, on Monday and XT's on Wednesday. So it's really Tuesday or Thursday. So I would. I think Tuesday's a good bet. But I'm super excited about this man. Like it took me a Wotton. There's no pun intended, Harris where, but it took me a while to kind of get all in on a w just because I was like there's no way like people have tried ready. I mean we've been here we've seen this before. You're exactly I remember when TNA starting to get a little juice, like maybe eight years ago, there were like let's go to Monday night, and they aired impact against raw and got fucking slaughtered. And we're done on Monday nights, like two weeks later like so I'm skeptical about all this stuff. But I mean this feels really awesome. And the fact that I think is really cool. They have with the flames in the background is very reminiscent of nitro, which is awesome. I just want them to concentrate on themselves. John concentrate on chasing WWE. Don't try to be the new WCW. Just be new be new and fresh. Don't bring in too many old guys from the past don't bring into many X WWE guys a few here, and there is fine. But really, like they got a talented group of people on the roster that no one knows who they are. So they gotta make those people big. Yeah. I mean, I think they've definitely got the foundation to sure pro wrestling show that can that can be a healthy alternative. Right. I mean, you're, you're not gonna put W w out of business, and let's face it, nobody wants to be w to go out of business. I don't think anybody wants to see that happen. I mean, I don't know all I want to see is there be enough of another brand out there that raises the level of quality because you have to take more chances and take more risks to keep people emptying their pockets into your coffers. And you. I would never think that, you know, w w gonna go out of business, you know, they're not they're going to be fine. But yeah, you know Awa comes on and they're putting I mean. The numbers on USA have been shit. Right. If, if they come on, they get ahead of steam, they do some good book, and get some good story lines. I mean, they've got nothing to lose man. They're playing with house money. They can be edgy. They got new guys. You know, the they're doing this thing where wins and losses matter. So I'm guessing I'm guessing they're going to I mean, this is just pure speculation. But I'm guessing it's going to be some sort of like G one tournament that they do in new Japan where, you know, they have a table and there's points for wins and things like that. To keep it interesting. So everything matters. You know, you can have guys go over, but it still doesn't knock somebody out of contention because they can just get it back in the next match. I mean, it's, it's a great device to us. I think it'll be like sort of an amalgam of I don't think they'll copy new Japan entirely, but yeah, I think it'll definitely be more geared that way than the way WWE does things. God. No, go ahead. I was saying go, thanks. I was I was I was having this conversation of the day to me. It's like I don't understand why WW doesn't do it. Right. I mean they have they have a property. Right. They have this. They have king of the rim. So, you know after after wrestlemainia when. Everything's reset in everybody's trying to figure out what the FOX going on. Why don't they do something like the g one and they have three or four months torn I don't wanna use the word tournament. But at three to four month. You know. Isolated event where every match on every show is part of this event in. There's a table in then, you know, it leads to the king of the ring the, you know, maybe the, the, the, the finals are at summer slam. And then the person who wins at summer slam his king of the ring and then that person that wins gets title shot at survivor series. So now you've filled that you filled that wasteland from wrestlemainia to, to survivor series where it's really all throwaway storylines that, by the time you get to work, rumbled don't mean fucking thing. Well, I mean, I don't think it's quite that long of a wasteland, but what you're saying. I don't think bins. Like I mean, I don't think ws proven that they can do those kinds of things like the cruiserweight classic in the may, young invitational, and all that stuff have been good like, so I don't know why they don't do more of that. On the main roster other than Vince doesn't like it. They got to do something because their shows are putrid right now, like smackdown a slightly more watchable to me than raw, but it's funny I was listening to. Listen to jungle boy was on Chris Jericho's podcast either last week or the week before I was listening to the interview, and they were taught both talking about this exact thing in Jericho was like, once the TV show launches if we do a good job, hopefully it'll lead to WWE, taking more risks in. He's like, I bet you bet. You'll start seeing different stuff and more risky or edgy programming. All that stuff. He's like, he's like, I hope so, so, yeah, I don't think the Awa people wanna kill Vince like Bischoff wanted to back in the day. That's why they're not going to go. I mean, they have no desire to go on Monday night, eight the stupid way, it was, it was kinda stupid, WW, didn't even though it led to like the greatest era wrestling ever on thankful for it would've made more sense of w aired nitro on Tuesday. I mean this makes more sense. Yeah. I mean, speaking of like how bad the programming is over at the, the weekly shows at WWE, for example, so raw this week. Right. So. Yup. With, you know, a baby face MS TV segment, which I know you're a big fan of the MS. But to me, the misses a he'll in that's when he's at his best. That's what he's interesting when the misses a baby face. He is a noxious -ly under -taining in boring, in my opinion. Okay. So the open up with a baby face MS TV segment, you know. But he's like, but he's still the mid, so he's like half. He'll have baby face. You know, and then he brings Rome in out in, you know, Romans kind of cell in this old. Ms new MS thing. And then, then it turns into like this MS cuts this, like textbook wrestling one, a one, baby face promo on Shane. Okay. So this is how opens right? The go home show to money in the Bank, which, as you said, and I agree is one of the top three most important per view. They do now year than then Shane comes out. So now you know, here comes Shane screen time, okay? Shane comes out with his huge swollen head, which I I'm hoping money in the Bank is the one where it explodes and confetti comes out or those like Shane dollars. Come out. His head is huge. And he's got the Bobby, not Bobby. Nia berry bonds head. It's just the thing is too big for his body. You know, and then it's like so then Lashley allies come in from behind. Chain ends up in, they match Shane ends up interfering. You know, then they come back from commercial in its right to Shane again. So what happens is Monday night. Raw opening up the show, the first forty seven minutes of the show, thirty three of them or with Shane on camera. Yeah. I mean I feel like everybody's sick Shane at this point, except for I guess, Vince. And I just I don't get it. Well, I mean, that's the, the problem in nutshell. Is that every raw and pretty much every smackdown with, like an exception here. There starts ends the same way. It's always a promo segment to start that ends up in either match right away or booking. The main event for that night. And there's never any like, it's it feels very it's felt very paint by numbers for the last, I don't know how long because they're complacent like they need. That's why this is gonna be a good thing in October. When this all starts because especially if out of the gate, Awa was getting a couple million people on TNT that. I mean that's really all that raw drawing right now. Viewer wise. So I mean, it would not stunned me at all. Like the premiere of AWAC show got a couple million viewers was right. Neck and neck with it wouldn't surprise me at all. If it so, and that's what I think we want to happen. So to back the raw this week. So the thing is making is through this whole, I forty seven minutes of raw Roman. Raines like their top guy, he's like a supporting character in this whole thing in its in. He's a supporting character to further this angle between Shane MS, which is still kind of about MRs father in. Here's what blows my mind. Did you watch the real world when MS was on the real world? Here and there wasn't it like a big thing on the real world that MRs father was like. A severe racist. Yes. So that blows my mind. When I don't mind so much that Raines us supporting especially because these aren't Mike down now. So I get would warning when he comes over to raw like let's talk about this whole wildcard thing. They're doing which is make any sense at all. I mean, I feel are the kind of done what they're doing. They're grasping at straws a little bit. And once again, Stroman gets fucked, but, I mean, let's be honest like Stroman cool, and he's and he's awesome looking and he's been book like shit. We agree. But like for a ladder match, I'm not angry Sammy's anes in instead of him. I don't know. I was at a house show, and I feel like you can really tell who's over when you're at a house show. Sure, in how show up in reading and Stroman came out in. Isabel looked at me and she just went you're so happy right now. Like I just had this big stupid grin on my face the whole time. He was out there and I just wanna see them pull the trigger on somebody who's just organically over. Fuck it up that being said speaking over Ganic over. The one thing on role I thought was awesome. Was the firefly. Funhouse segment with Barry white. Yeah, that's God. I want them to do good job with this so bad. So it's meal. I don't want to end up just being a shitty version of the same gimmick I wanted to be I don't know where I wanted to go. But I was listening to I was reading today that Bubba Ray Dudley on busted open radio was like he shouldn't even wrestle for like that. He he should just start terrorizing everybody. And I think that would be really cool if there's a guy in the WWE who deserves in his most in need of a huge push. The answer is hands down. Unequivocally Bray Wyatt yet, they he's been bungled from the get-go. I mean it's him and Stroman are like to me the two worst booked guys while bring words I mean, they have they have lightning in a bottle with him, and the why family and then had the really good feud with sina. And then they just they buried them. After that they had seen a win that feud for no reason. Then they put him against take wrestlemainia and had Gary there. And then it just been downhill ever since to the point where like he was a complete afterthought when he disappeared. When did he job? The Randy was that wrestlemainia with the, the worms in the ring and all that. Wrestlemainia. He went away and people didn't even know or care, which sucks. This is a great character. So. Here's a question who, if you had one guy from WWE. New Japan ring von or the Indies. Whatever that you wanna see either show up in a w or WWE. Like at this point. Who, who, who do you think that is? Why don't I mean, I think it's who do you wanna see show up in AWS? I mean I don't really care WWE. There's nobody that can show up there outside of, like, Cody like that would really be shocking. I don't think like they're kind of the industry standard. But I think there could be some people that there's some people that I think, like mid Carter's WWE, who I think would really benefit from going to w but in terms of who, if I could pick, anybody who would I wanna see go over there. I think is gonna seem so super incredibly obvious. But right now, I would want it to me dean, Ambrose using the Jon Moxley name. So he got to be cool. He put that video out. I mean he's obviously hitting the in. He's hitting something as Moxley again. I mean I thought I thought his whole thing was he was leaving wrestling, because he was beat up and he just needed a rest. He's going right back out there. I mean AWS seems like he now, now he's a guy that I think would be perfect for Awa because he's not like this super old WWE hall of Famer, it's not like you know, HOGAN showing up on W. It's somebody who's young enough. Where is a lot of career left in front of them? And he was creatively stifled and WWE. And everybody knows it. He's a guy that I feel like really benefits Awa end himself to go, there could have a lot of insane matchups with people, which would be great. You did a especially if. You did a John Madden there. Here's a guy. Here's a guy boom. Oh, come from. Who do you think? I, I really really really wanna see. I would love to see Naito come over from new Japan. I mean, you know, it's, it's hit or miss with these guys, these Japanese guys when they come over because they can't really cut promos. Right. But night is got such a swagger to him. Where like Shinsegei did too. But, you know, his was kind of like his was like a gimmick. It's a mean with the dancing and all that stuff. You know, over the top Naito's is just like you know, he's the ungovernable, you know, he's just he's, he's, he's like a Japanese stone cold. You know, he just he does what he does, you know, when he doesn't feel like he doesn't sell, you know, that causes guys the to get a little stiff on him in the ring in just creates gold. But then he can also put together like a series of five star matches like with Kenny with Jericho with hangman. I mean, there's so many guys in a w that he could come over in instantly have heat with and in, in bring that lows in. Governo blace. Factions slash just brand over to a w. I mean he's probably outside of Kenya mega. He's probably one of my, he's probably my favorite wrestler right now is probably I'd say, it's probably Kenny, Seth Rollins in in night, or probably neck and neck. I just love him. I he just got. He's got it. I don't know how old he is though. Or how many years he's got left in the tank, but I don't think I've ever seen a bad Naito match. I, I would just love to see that that'd be cool for sure. And I'm going to ask you the obvious question. I'll probably ask you this ten more times on this podcast. You think see 'em punks gonna do anything at this point in time when he says, I'm not going back to wrestling. I, I believe he believes it. As listened to X pock on XBox one-two-three sixty was talking about this. When punk did the thing where he showed up at the weird little event under a mask and gave somebody to go to sleep. Xbox saying. Like he means it when he says he's not coming back, but he means it right now. Eventually he'll be back. Like everybody is back. Eventually like I. So I think I think short answer is, yes, I think back I could see him getting pulled into getting sucked into a w definitely. I don't know if it will happen soon, but if w starts take off and eventually need to keep one upping themselves. I could see that happening down the road. So if he goes anywhere, that's where you see him going. Yeah. I mean I don't see WWE reunion happening anytime soon. I mean, you, you never know if Bret Hart can go back there. Then certainly see punk Ken after loss, plenty of people have sued WWE, and then going back to WBZ. So if Vince Vince understands that, if it's good for business then he'll do it. It's really going to be on punk whether he ever wants to mend the fences are not. I mean I feel like he's doing fine. So who knows so kind of along the same vein who who do you think like in your opinion is the best worker out there right now? Gods tough. Right. There. There's a lot and it's interesting because it's almost like it's almost like somebody, what your favorite movie is like you got to sort of break it down into, like I have a hard time like saying, favorite movie of all time, because I have to break it into light favorite action movie or very hard feeling the same way with wrestling. It's like it's like who's the best pure worker, who's the most exciting I dunno. It's tough like right now on a huge. Ricochet kick. I just love everything he does. But he's also he's a new school. Register traditionalist hate him. Yeah. Because he's a spot monkey man. I get it. He likes. He's all over the place. Everything's a flip like all that stuff. But I don't know. I mean his his matches with an ex team before he came up with like delving dream, where fucking amazing. And I think like he's one of the only things on the current main roster that I make sure I see every week like he's, he's great. I can't wait to see what he does in money in the Bank. You know it's going to be nuts. Yeah. It's going be good. But then pure healer. I mean. Pure worker. It's probably like all around everything. Probably the best is probably either Kenny or AJ. One of those two or maybe, maybe, Daniel Bryan. Yeah. I mean, if you if you watch Daniel Bryan's wrestlemainia match with Kofi Kingston, like Daniel Bryan is a fucking master of like rings. Are you talking? Are you talking in ring? I'm not. I guess we should probably take take Mike work out. It was going to say because if we're putting Mike work in there, so you know, me I love Kenya. Mega the one area. I think he struggles is Mike work. Right. But in ring, but you're right though. I mean when it comes to psychology, Daniel Bryan, I mean, the elimination chamber with Kofi and then the dude again, at wrestlemainia I mean he does everything, right? Like he gets the crowd to react, the way wants to facial expressions are amazing all of his work looks real, like, none of his submissions, look like they're shitty, none of them look like CENA's STF, which he doesn't hurt anybody, like everything looks good age as the same way that are like you take Mike work out of it. Whereas, which is where I think, AJ struggles to is he's, it's hard to top him like him and Rollins this Sunday is going to be on even care stories stories been half decent. It's really, it's really been pretty good video package. They aired on raw was pretty good. But the, the, the work rate in that match is going to be off the charts like that this paper view coming in. We talked about last week, like I don't know if the stories have been great, but the matches are going to be great Rollins AJ Owens in Kingston, like it's so that's funny. So you said the top of your head, you, you've ripped out Kenny, Daniel Bryan in AJ. Where we're rowan's at. Yeah. He's, I mean he's right there. I could have easily said, Kenny Rollins AJ, and Daniel Bryan. If someone was, like, I think those are the top for workers in wrestling, I would be like, okay. That's fair. You could probably take one out and put another guy in here and there like if you wanted to. But for the most part, that's probably accurate. So I would think I would say out of those four when it comes to psychology Rollins is probably the weakest, yet I can see that. In a kills me to say it but. Probably Kenny is third. I got I mean, you know, he's not Daniel Bryan is not a super showy. Happy wrestler. He is he's a Matt submission striker. He he really works at Japanese style. Works at any Brian remind works better than any Japanese guy in WWE. At least maybe they don't. They don't allow the Japanese guys, the work that style. But. To me. I think he gets it by knows over AJ styles, I think Daniel Bryan's best worker out there. His his, he reminds me a lot of like mid nineties, Bret Hart, except Brian can talk, like I know we're took Mike work out of it. But the reason he's way better than bread heart is 'cause he's just as good in the ring, and his promos are amazing. Bret Hart's promos were struggle. If you would've told me a year ago that he'll Daniel Bryan would be better than baby-faced. Daniel Bryan notes. I would I would have kicked you in the dick. Like he is a may this, he'll character this, he'll run he's doing right now. He is fascinating. His amazing this Prentice promos are great like you wanna hate him. All right, Frankie. So it was a big Newsweek in terms in terms of just regular movies, not cultural events. But first big news of the week was specially near and dear to my heart, which was the trailer for chapter two, dropped and of this -ly super excited, considering pennywise is, like my spirit animal, or my patrol us. I love pennywise the obsession runs deep. I know it's weird. I don't care. But I thought the trailer was, I mean, a masterclass in trailers, like I love that it was essentially a scene from the movie, and then twenty or thirty seconds of quick cut stuff to tease. You then pennywise only gets a few shots, and then one line at the end which was perfectly creepy. The who so I mean, up super excited about this, I was surprised and excited that it became the highest grossing harm we've all time when it came out a couple years ago really excited to see how faithful they are to some of the stuff in the book. What was your reaction to the trailer? So, you know, me right. Like, I'm not a I'm not a scary movie guy. Because I am quite openly a humongous pussy. I think the last scary movie, I watched was the red dragon was that the name of it. What the, the moment? Hannibal lecter. Yeah. That was like teen years. With you and give Nash and, and that was a that was that was a that was a big moment for me. So I don't really I don't really do scary movies. However, I am a huge Stephen King fan as well. Not as big as you. But. And, you know, it I think is one of the best books of our generation of a written. So I, I am excited about it coming out the trailer. I thought did such a good job of making you realize how fucked up and just eerily perversely scary. This the, this movie will be I always thought the thing about Stephen king's books that were the most horrifying was. He has a way of writing these scenes in these books that are so weird in her almost perverse to the point. You're just like how does a fucking human being that that lives among us come up with this shit. Yeah. And in my opinion, about the beat to death, but this trailer just. Just set that table so, well, so. I'm going to see it in. I mean to me the casting looks phenomenal. That's the big takeaway, too. I mean just they really hit it. I mean first of all, I Jessica Chastain is on my laminated list of celebrities that I will get a free pass with if I ever get married again. So Jessica Chastain is listening. Just. No. You're my freebie. Yeah. From the opening of the show. She knows that you're super horny. Just a sexual being. So I'm in love with that cast to begin with James McEvoy. I think Bill Hader is like inspired casting for Richie. So that's I mean, everything looks great really curious to see how deep they go into, like, are we going to get to see turtle are they to do the ritual of Todd? I assume there's not going to be the kid gang bang at the end. But there be an adult game could be an adult gang. You never know. I mean, shut shut his chedda charges. Charred. I mean it's so one of the one of the things that nineteen ninety minutes series with Tim curry, pennywise gets killed for is how shitty the ending is. And I get like it looks terrible, first of all the special effects in that time we're just not good. But the ending of is so fucking weird and metaphysical and astral plane, I don't even know how you get that on film in what you do. So I'm really curious to see what Andy machete comes up with for how to end that story because it's it is like it's very unfilmable. It's so weird. It's impossible, even explain to somebody who hasn't read the book, Italy. I'm interested to see when they go down. Or do they have to the they have the, the crimson king's local on the wall that kinda shit? I will explode. You'll pop. Yeah. Pop- pop-, hard, brother. So the one thing I didn't like about the first movie was that, that dude didn't give the other due to hand job in the woods. Yeah. You got a weird obsession with Patrick Cox data. I mean you need to get help. Yeah. I mean it's like if we're gonna make the move. We're going to walk up to the bell ring the bell. You know what I mean? Go all in that whole scene in, in the book with Patrick hochstetter where beverly's spying and she watches him. Give Henry the hand job and then Henry leaves, and then she finds like the refrigerator filled with all but doesn't only legs kids does dance in front of the refrigerator. I. Yeah. It's so weird. It's like it's one. I mean, that's what kinds of scenes. Yeah. Everybody gets drawn when they talk about that. Weird scenes everybody goes right for the preteen gang bang. That happens in the sewer at the end, which admittedly is weird. But the frit refrigerator scene is right up there with, like what the fuck is. He thinking while while he's writing where does that come from, like, yes drugs? I guess the late seventies and eighties. He was pretty much on coke and LSD the whole time. So I guess drugs is where it comes from the other big thing that happened this week. Was that Disney announced like their their list of movies that they're going to put out for like the next? What is it like five years, or something, it's like sixty seven sixty three movies. Disney world. They're really do. I mean, we're getting, it's like eight marvel movies. Right. Four eighty five avatars. Yeah. Four avatars, which I, I mean, four too many, I don't know. I mean, what are believe I'll believe we get one avatar when I see it. He's such a wack job that I don't. I'm not convinced those movies will ever come out. I'm not convinced. He's actually even filling them. I don't know what he's doing down there. You know it's funny. Somebody said I forget who it was. But they were like Disney World built a avatar land. And somebody said to me on, on line, the other day name one character from the avatar movie, and I couldn't do anyway, I can because I hate I don't like avatar I think it's a global embarrassment that, that is the number one highest box office globally of any movie ever. I really want and game to beat it. I don't not like it. But I don't think it's fine. I don't think it's worthy of a of a land in DisneyWorld. Yeah. That's what I keep saying. Like I don't hate avatar. It's fine is just there. So it's not that, so we've got the four avatar movies. We've got another four Star Wars movies. Right. So we've got Rodgers Skywalker, and then we've got on the whole nother trilogy coming out, which I'm keeping my fingers crossed praying to God, that it's old Republic. I think it's gotta be hope so. There's like an Indiana Jones, five coming out. In twenty twenty one. Right. God. I mean, let's, let's pray Harrison Ford makes it there's. You know, there's a bunch of Disney live action movies now. Because that's what they do rather them, new stuff. They're just taking old successful cartoons. To live action, this bunch of those coming out. Everybody was like waiting eagerly on the edge of their seat for the live action, Mulan movie while you're gonna get it. The weirdest thing and I popped when I saw it caught me off guard. I was there looks like they're launching an ordinance foul franchise. Yeah. A site about. Yeah. So I'm pretty jazzed about that. I'm to maybe go back and revisit those books. I told my kids, I was like start regard miss foul. That was pretty big. I mean, Disney's just they are blown it out of the water. I can't. And they'll. And they'll, they also announced this week that they own. They own Hulu. You had bought calm. They have now. Sixty percent of Hulu, which I don't refer. All right. So you, you got to you got to see John wick three earliest week. Yeah. Did because I'm I got the fucking hookup bro, press badge. I mean not really I mean I do move reviews on the side for a website here in Charlotte. Culture dot org. C L. T U. R E dot org. And the dude that hooked me up with that little side gig. I don't get paid educated to go. See movies early. He was reviewing John wick three and took me as his plus one. And let me tell you John John wick franchises is fucking awesome. I love it is. So there's something very relaxing about gone to movie where you just don't have to really at all. It's like the plot is so simple the through line. It's so simple. It started with, you know, they killed his dog, and he's angry, and he kills a lot of people and essentially go on from there. All it is, is like the same simple plots except they keep adding spectacle on top of it. And it's you know, the director of John wick two and three is former stunt coordinator. So he's like graded, the choreography, which is it's really like canneries was on one of the talk shows and described it as like almost a dance. And that's what it feels like. When you're watching it feels like you're watching like performance. It's just like violent performance. Which is I have so much fun watching this, the crowd that was there was so into it, and then, like, you know, obviously I loved avengers and game. It's like maybe my favorite movie ever movie cost three hundred million dollars to make, obviously, we know where that is CGI, and special effects, and different planets, and Hoke in famous all this stuff, which is grit. They have to do that. But John wick John, Rick movies, cost, twenty million dollars, and they're super fun. It just reminds me reinforces that there's a place for, you know, smaller budgeted movies, and you could still do you can still make them a whole heck of a lot of fun. And I fucking love Kiana Reeves like he has most weird career ever. He just kinda just hangs out and does weird movies for like a decade. And then he'll just stumble into something that becomes a cultural phenomenon ticket powder. My my, my ten year old son asked me, if he can watch the John Whitmer. Movies. No, I don't know. Like I, I, I was like no, but then I'm like the video games these kid play these kids play. That's you know, I mean it's like headshot headshot headshot up, but I don't know. I don't think I don't think I'm going to let them. I think what I'm gonna do is I'm going to let them watch the first matrix. Oh, yeah. That's, that's safe. Right. The second one there's like sexy sex. So I can't he can't watch that one. Right. Well, let's think about John wick is like it's really just the violence mileage, and limos, you know. There's really not even that much language even with what's his name in it now that I'm trying to. I'm trying to think back to the movie I saw this John wick three that I just saw, and I can't even remember any curses and there's definitely, there's not there's no sex either. It's. There's no nudity or anything. It's really just violence and the violence, and this is like, it's, it's very violent. But, like I don't even think it's like that, damn it wouldn't be that damaging like there's a knife fight in that. You gotta see it to believe it like it's nuts. But I don't think I lean would like laugh like it was so crazy that the audience was like, just sort of laughing because it was nuts. I think that's what his reaction would be to. Yeah. I mean, you think about it, though, like in this is what drives me nuts about the world today. And I'm gonna get heat. But parents today when you and I were in fifth grade, we were watching commando and predator and. You know, those, those late eighties, you know, really hard, boiled violent movies, Rambo, Rambo and Cobra Cobra. Yeah. Yeah. Nobody and it wasn't like even thing action Jackson. It's just not only with violent there was always a nude scene in those movies. There's always always, like there's always at least one booby. Well, they always just randomly go into like a strip joint or something. Yeah. But you're always watching those movies. I mean, I must have watched commandos seventeen times when I was in fourth or fifth grade. Universal jer whatever the hell it was called like. But anyway, so. Yeah, I don't know. I might I might watch it just take the heat as a bad parent. But whatever. All right, Bill. Well, we went super duper long and I wanna be whatever. Have a hard time heading ourselves. Yeah. I just just love hearing your DASA tones. I can't pull myself away but. I. I want to be somewhat cognizant of everybody's ability to listen to the whole show if that's what they wanna do. And I think we're pushing those limits. So I think what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna make the cohere Bill up that we're going to push our swamp thing reread to next week. Yeah. All right. Yet word word. And I think Alan Moore. He'll be fine. He'll be good. So next week we're gonna have a lot to talk about again. I'm sure because as you get to the summer things just keep dropping every every day. But as a very now, we'll be talking about money in the Bank results, I promise, and we'll do. Yeah. Swamp thing's something issues twenty and twenty one and of the game of thrones finale. We'll have our answers. I'm sure we'll have another bunch of outraged. You know entitled fans that. Oh. What's that? Losers losers. And, and then once again, like whatever drops between now and then will. We'll pick it up if it's interest to us. And if there's anything you guys want to talk about, please hit us up with a comment or, or, you know, a tweet. The podcast is now available on pod. Bean, I tunes. Stitcher Stitcher, which I, I thought was a gay dating website. But it's not it's a podcast site. Tune-in and Google podcasts. So I thought I thought pod bean was like a health food thing. Yeah. It's these names are amazing. But anyway, so you can get wherever's easiest for you there. I'm at Frankie seventy nine on Twitter, Bill. I'm at beam as one zero zero eight. I have many, many were I really don't. But I tweet like I do. Yeah, you would think Bill is one of the most sought after pop culture experts in the world the way he tweets. But hey man. Fake it till you make it so reach out, say, Hello, hoping joy, the second episode. Thanks for listening last week. Matt Ryan gave you enough wrestling talk, even though, once again, this is not a wrestling podcast. I think he missed that last week when we. Yeah. I kind of went over your head. But with this, Matt, this is not a wrestling podcast. I love you. But listen to the words coming out of my fucking mount. All right. All right. Phil have a good week talk to you next week. She everybody. Later.