18 Burst results for "Joseph Heller"
"joseph heller" Discussed on GrowthBusters
"Absolutely okay. Before we wrap things up. Stephanie to novelists walk into a bar not really but i ran across Just over the weekend this really interesting quote and it was a story that novelist. Kurt vonnegut told. That really happened. And i was originally in the new yorker in two thousand five and he said true story word of honour. Joseph heller and important and funny writer now dead. And i were at a party given by a billionaire on shelter island i said joe how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel catch. Twenty two has earned in its entire history. And joe said i've got something he can never and i said what on earth could that be. Joe and joe said enough Will include a link or two in the show notes that story. That's an interesting story and it's been used in commencement speeches and written about time and again and i don't know stuffing it's all about absolutely. This was really poignant. I'm glad that you found this and shared it with me. And i plan to share it with other folks as well and one thing that i wanted to ask you about. Dad is what do you think is enough from your point of view as you've approached life and you've been faced with decisions around do i you know. Climb the corporate ladder or become an entrepreneur that just tries to make more and more money every year versus doing something meaningful. And that's going to give back and contribute in a positive way to others into the planet. How have you faced that question of what is enough in your personal life. When you know for many many years i was you know. Sleepwalking through life. And chasing that american dream the the hijacked version that so many people chase where i measured my success and meaning in life by my possessions. A car driving help big a house where we living in and and really proud of the fact that i was earning you know a pretty decent living producing propaganda films for fortune..
"joseph heller" Discussed on Mere Mortals Book Reviews
"The scene where he flies across the world buying and trading and dragging or and. I believe you're sorry and with him along. This whole adventure is just absolutely crazy. I i loved it to a t. So so many memorable scenes in this book and then also catch twenty two. There's a reason why everyone knows this. Because it it got to the heart or something to the heart of absurdity of paradox of of war as well and the destruction that is occurring within it but also the funniest side of it. And how you almost need to approach these situations so in summary. Funny is an understatement. It is hilarious so many times during the evening i was reading and had to stop him aloft or make sure. I wasn't laughing too loudly and disturbing the neighbours. It just one of those books. Where every couple of pages you will find something to laugh at. It does contain disturbing gory scenes. It is after all about war. So don't be surprised if that jumps out at you. And in total it just encompasses the frustrating nature of bureaucracies particularly of the army. As this is what the book is a battle the air force but also it really just gets too hot of paradox of of humor. And it's just a wonderful wonderful book. I'm giving it one of my highest writings. As i mentioned. This was reread for me. So i knew what it was about and i still absolutely loved it catch twenty two by joseph hell nine out of ten just absolutely fantastic so me and what. We've come to the end of another book review. And i really do want to thank you for joining me up until this point. If you'd like to hear more you can hit. Follow or subscribe on whatever platform and as you're listening and if you could go over to apple itunes and leave five stars in a nice review. That really does help me out to interact or connect with me. You can find me on instagram at me. Immortals podcast and other than that. I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world carnet..
"joseph heller" Discussed on Mere Mortals Book Reviews
"Wo- mile. He's a genius. He also does this where he finances the germans he finances the americans and then as they're attacking each other each side wins because each side gets money from. It's just absolutely crazy so when you really getting down to it. I think this book exposes one of the truth of war that it is just tremendously destructive and a tremendous amount of waste. You creating bombs to kill people so that x. What's what's the purpose of this and you can have all these ideas related to that. Which is don't empha- sovereignty. We're doing it to protect the world. We're doing it etcetera etcetera. But a lot of the time it comes down to producing a lot of things to then destroy them. And it's just if we have to think about what will wanna what would to. How many buildings. How much material did we extract from the ground simply to blow up again and have to be removed and then reused and recycled is just absolutely insane. A common argument you'll hear against this. Is that war is creative and stimulating. Think of all the inventions that have come out of it. Think of all the financing into new technologies and things like this for me on balance. I can sort of understand that but i'd also just say man it seems to be more destructive than it is creative so even though you do get these technologies from it. It's just like okay if we think of all the people who died and all of them were applying themselves just in the normal world like we are doing right now. How much more creative things could have come from this. Do you need that. Impetus that push that fear of death that negative i guess the stick in this situation of hitting the donkey from behind or is the carrot. More essential in entitled to me like i said. I'm quite antiwar in general. So when i read books like this really resonates with me but i can sort of understand that other point of view as well onto my personal observations and takeaways..
"joseph heller" Discussed on Mere Mortals Book Reviews
"This was a big internet phenomena a couple years ago so we do have that aspect of it and then i think just in nature as well. Things are always changing. Things are always evolving. So it's really hard to pin something down now. I would guess if i had to say a catch. Twenty two is almost like a byproduct of organization. So when you get enough people together you have enough competing ideas and what this should be. And then just adding into the nature. The mix change that always occurs. It's almost like it's a byproduct of bureaucracy catch. Twenty two is when you sorta screwed either way. You can't do anything because this piss off this person if you do the other thing it'll piss off this person and so you stuck in a catch twenty two no matter what you do. You screwed so catch twenty. Twos of rise. What can one do about it. Well i think this book teaches you. What the appropriate action is. And it's the law. It's to take it not too seriously to almost develop an insanity of your own to be able to comprehend that this situation has arrived and you'll stuck in the middle of it so do whatever you can have a laugh at it and just move on. Just accept it as part of the universe because if you really try and solve it fix it. I mean go ahead go nuts. But when you've got unmoving bosses like you sorry dozen the book with the kernel corn kennel cathcart general peckham all these people who are just out of their mind in their earn rights but also uncaring. Unmoving don't give a shit. You're really going to struggle. So the best option is probably just to try and exit yourself from the situation and just not even play the game or just entirely. Remove yourself because if you try and solve the catch twenty two you probably just going to be grinding gears and going in circles for infinity the second theme that jumps out at me is the wastage of war or ridiculous futile bureaucracy in action so i think the book ever all i would say is an anti-war book..
"joseph heller" Discussed on Mere Mortals Book Reviews
"Welcome may muddle lights to another round of the book reviews. My name is carmen. And i do. These book reviews to help those who want to transcend beyond their own immortality. Today we have a fun interesting book about law hence my setup hence my ghia yes indeed. We're going into one of the best war books i have ever read. It's catch twenty two by joseph heller. This book was published in nineteen fifty five and about four hundred and fifty pages in length. So it's a fairly thick one but it's a good read so you are not worrying about the page link. that's for sure. It set off of northern italy on the fictional island of pianosa or at least what is described in. The book is much larger than the actual little bit of island. That is there and set during the world war two period so it's a us army air force base. I would say. And they are flying missions into the northern italy into germany fighting against the nazis. The story revolves around. Assad ian or captain your saudi and to be exact. So here's a bombardier in one of the planes. The guy sitting in the glass cubicle bubble setting aside from the germans dropping the bombs and then they return home. You think okay. It's pretty simple story. They go out. They drop their bombs. They do that work. They returned back to the airbase. But if saudi and has a problem. And it's that everyone is trying to kill them. They're all out to get him. So the germans are trying to kill him. His friends are trying to kill him. The army general everything. The war is trying to kill him and he's absolutely terrified so the story revolves around him trying to get out of these flying these missions and hence the name catch twenty two. This is where this comes from. It's really a look the book as a turtle about the absurd army politics absurdity of war and also the men danny of war just how boring it can get but also how dangerous it is at the same time there are a lot of characters in the books are there his fellow pilots or nate. The clemenger there's other people associated with the army. So this is some of the colonel cathcart kernel corn major major major major and milem melinda binder and. Then there's also people in rome and italy. The whole is that they frequently visit. There's just this whole collection this crew of characters. Each one of them is pretty unique and because the book is so long it does get to flesh out their individual personalities as well about the author and the book itself as i already mentioned it was well to inspired. So joseph heller actually did have experiences as an air force captain as flying these planes as being on air force bases. This was his first book published. Damn what the hell..
"joseph heller" Discussed on Good Life Project
"This field is very competitive. A lot of people looking for the same jobs and he suggested i basically become a cpa or golf pro or you it. That's encourage yeah. I literally day later. Dropped out of school in my. I called my dad. And i said hey So i'm going to drop out of art school. And he said. But i thought you wanted to be fancy archer. Have your name on the on the door. I said oh no no no no. I'm going to get that. I've just active finished school. And that's exactly what. I did lend literally a week later. I walked into one of my professors studios. Who i'd already had some of a relationship relationship with his name. Is paul bacon. He's duty was on the eleventh floor of carnegie hall. Who's moved jackie designer if you go to an antique bookstore bookstore and you start looking at the spines and you start looking at the the end. Oh my god. Joseph heller catch twenty two The jaws became the movie poster. Only continous all of joseph heller all of varna gate all of james lavelle all of rubber them. You know this this stuff and it was a tiny little three per studio. And when i was in paul studio i just put together. A portfolio of obviously fake book jackets and went out and got went out. A girlfriend of mine had the had the name of an art director at harpercollins. Or i think it was harborne road. Then i think it's harpercollins now. I forget one of those things but Called got an appointment left with work. And i've been working ever since just just started man. It's a lot of your dad and yeah yeah yeah just just yeah you know. Make it so yeah. Two conversations led to profoundly different outcomes. One is a conversation when you're kidding. Nine years old and go to new york and you just you do it. You dry dropping three hundred bucks in your there then this other conversation two years into spa regatta..
"joseph heller" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"On Elton's first American album, simply titled Elton John. First hit. Your song went to top 10, Immediate. Lee 1975, Saigon and all of Vietnam fell in the communist hands, the unofficial end of the Vietnam War. 1999 from the baseball desk. Nolan Ryan at the age of 44, then with the Texas Rangers through his seventh no hitter, it'll never be done again. Same day, Ricky Henderson of the Oakland a set a major league record, stealing his 939th base. 2004 Smarty Jones won the Kentucky Derby ran his record to seven for seven, the first unbeaten Derby winner since Seattle Slew in 1977. Tomorrow's favorite in the Kentucky Derby is also undefeated Birthdays If your birthday is this weekend, Happy birthday to you, you share your birthday today with one chorus Leachman eight Emmy Awards. Won an Academy Award for the last picture show in 1971. And, of course, was outstanding in Young Frankenstein is Frau Bucher. I am Paul Brujo. Unfortunately, we lost Portis Leachman in January of this year. Born in Abbott, Texas, 88 years ago scared Ken time Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Willie Nelson. Birthday for one done Show Lander out of Yale University. Olympic Hall of Famer Thief first swimmer to win four gold medals in one Olympics 1964 he went to more goals in 1968 Kirsten dunce Today is 39 gal Gadot Wonder Woman is 36. Birthday's Tomorrow. Author Joseph Heller gave a sex and the single girl Dirty Dingus Magee and one of the greatest books of all time. Catch 22. He passed away in 1999. A lot of musicians would birthdays this weekend. Strange in.
"joseph heller" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"The accurate mortgage talk and text line. Okay for months and months and months. We've been hearing about testing for covert and things like that Well in Wisconsin, right now, we have the capacity to do about 60,000 tests today on Monday. Less than 20,000 tests were done less than 20,000. And that number has been declining dramatically over the last couple weeks. Now we know from the number of reported people with Cove it that the instance of cove it doesn't appear to be going down. But yet more and more people are not going in to get tested. My question to you is why do you think This is Let's start with Mike and Madison. My current WTMJ. Yeah, I think this guy's career for audiences here that are thinking differently, But I think I think some people just simply not worried about it. I think there's also a populated population of people. I don't trust the PCR taskers. Was enough thoughts out there that they're not exactly as we'd like from the both be and Mr Point, But the problem The problem with that is that there were you know, um, you know to two weeks ago, there were on average, you know, and another 10,000 people a day that we're getting tested so that skepticism about the test has always been out there, but Fewer people are still getting tested. Yeah, anyways, but I think yeah, but to that point that leads to okay. If they don't trust in the first place, and then they're positive and they have no symptoms and then their quarantine and then you know that I guess that third population is that people really can't afford to be quarantined. They really can't be stuck in an environment where they have a positive test. That doesn't show symptoms and they can't go on with the people who don't want to know. In other words. Well, yeah, right or wrong. I think that's a very real real possibility. No, nothing. They said, no, I actually I agree with you, So I mean, there's always people that are. There's the people that are that are skeptical about this about the significance of it, Okay, but that that population has always been there. And then there's the people who don't trust the tests like you were talking about Mike, but that population has already been there. And yet still, people have been ending up getting tested. So what's going on? Why? I think there's a couple things. I think First of all the pre Thanksgiving holiday build up. There were people who intended to travel, but they were going to go out and they were gonna get tested because it made him feel better. Okay. I haven't least verified if I'm going to go over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. At least I have been tested and they told me I don't have it. Now. I understand that that that might not be a perfect sort of thing, but I think that was what was driving some of the numbers, But I think you nailed it. Mike, when you talk about I think there are people who just Don't want to know so And this would be the people who have symptoms now, obviously, if you're in a situation where you you can't breathe and you're running 102 fever, and you're in one of these extreme sort of situations. Yeah, that that's when we're going to the doctor. You're going to find out what they need the hospitalized but for the people that have Mild symptoms that are similar to and I look, I understand Covert 19 isn't the flu. I get all that but I've been talking about you know, you've got symptoms that are similar to a mild case of the flu. Um, similar to Ah, cold. You have got some, You know, congestion that's in my throat or I feel like I've got a head cold or I feel like I've got a little chest cold. Those minor type of symptoms. I think you're exactly right. I think that there's people out there who are simply making the decision saying I just don't want to know. I don't I don't want to know if I have it or not, because I don't feel that bad. But if I am, if I have it well, then, Okay, I'm I'm quarantine for, you know the next two weeks, and I'm not defending that position. But I think that's That's kind of what we're confronting now because I think there's a lot of people now. Hopefully those people that are showing symptoms whether its symptoms of covert or cold or the flu or whatever. Hopefully they're doing the right thing and they're not going out. So hopefully you would assume For some people that if they've got stuff that might be Cove it even if they're choosing not to get tested. Well, what they're doing is they're still treating themselves as if they were infected with Cove it and not going out, But I wonder if that's the case. Let's talk to Steven Jackson, Stevie and Wtmj. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. Um, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they're talking about the vaccine. I think people are just going. T. We got a vaccine. So we're going to do is wait. Wait for our turn. Yeah. I mean, maybe. I mean, I think I mean, that would get thanks because that would get would be. That would be an irony being the vaccine and less sure lets your health care worker war Unless you're living in a nursing home. You're not going to be getting the vaccine for for quite a while, and especially if you were, if you're not a quote, unquote essential worker and you're not over 65. It's It's going to be an even longer Wait, Probably maybe, but I mean, there is something that it's real that it's going on. It's kind of like Well, I was talking the other day about how for for every like two or three books, I read. I tried to go back and re read some book that I read in high school or college or whatever. And I'm in the middle of doing that, with Joseph Heller's book Catch 22. Maybe you've seen the movie or that The miniseries or stuff, but it but it's set in World War two and the whole idea of catch 22 is that it features people who fly bomber missions and the premises. Well, if you're crazy, you can't fly a bomber mission. That's that's the idea. But then there's catch 22 that says that nobody that sane Would want to fly a bombing mission. So if you come in and you say, I don't want to fly the bombing mission because I'm crazy. Well, you can't be crazy because nobody that sane would be willing to fly the bomber mission that that's catch 22 In some respects. We're in our own kind of catch 22. When it comes to the covert testing. I think you've got people who Just just don't want to know about that. The whole idea of well if I go in and get tested, then once I know that I've got it, Then I'm gonna have to quarantine Then I'm gonna have be forced to stay home from work. And I don't want to do that. So I'm not gonna go in and get tested in the first place that I'm not advocating that I'm just trying to figure out why that might be. There's a couple texts Jeff. I think people are avoiding tests because they don't want to know the results or have it interfere with holiday plans also noted nationwide despite appeals not to travel. More people traveled for Thanksgiving, then even traveled. Last year. Jeff if I believe I have Cove it Why would I need to go in and get tested? Just stay home..
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"And welcome to episode sixty six of ask talk. I am passionate here as always with Jason Rabinowitz and we've got a good one this week. This is a really good show. I mean it might possibly be one of the most exciting at least for US episodes of the podcast we've ever done now. We obviously haven't recorded yet so we can't quite vouch that. It's going to be good as we think it's going to be but I think it's going to be as good as we think it's going to be. Portions of this episode have been prerecorded and reformatted to fit your ears exactly so here's the format of the episode. We did some things in the past couple of weeks. We're going to definitely talk about those. We've got some special guests coming up by won't ruin it quite yet. Ian Left his house I did. I left my house twice in one week. I didn't even I didn't only leave my house twice choice in one week. I went to a different state twice in one week. You went to three state. Why I left the state but yeah yeah we'll get to that a little bit later on the show because we've got some some real special stuff coming up but in the meantime news waits for no podcast her and that's right so who it has also been an incredibly busy week on that front and I think we should just dive right in with what happened in in Miami with the American Airlines mechanic in that he was arrested for sabotage yeah yeah you shouldn't do that so so if you're you're not aware if you're not from the United States or or hard to imagine you don't keep a close eye in the industry if you are listening to this podcast but American and its its mechanics union aircraft mechanic union have been going at it quite hard for the past few months over contract renegotiations uh-huh and it has not been subtle the leader of Americans mechanics union has not so subtly called for blood and and unfortunately when most people is see this kind of rhetoric. Can they negotiate a tactic. They brush it off. There's always that few percent of if people who take it to heart and do really really really really stupid things and unfortunately this stupid thing happened to be a the American Airlines mechanic at Miami International decided. I really don't like the way the negotiations are going. They've hurt me economically in some way. I'm going into sabotage plane to get overtime to fix the plane I sabotage in not only did he do that but he went about doing it in a very stupid easy to catch way and and there is a a very large investigation into how this happened why it happened why he would do it and I hope he sees many many years of prison time yeah. It's so what happened was is he sprayed or I don't know the exact method of the foam delivery but foam ended up covering a piece of the navigation system that corrupted the ability of the system to function properly. The pilots began their taxi Acsi out on the tax that they never even made it to the runway. This was a pilot or taxing for departure and something's very wrong with the navigation system so they turned around and went back to the gate other mechanics opened up the plane and said bulled that's not supposed to be there and things kind of went from there as as far as the investigation beginning thankfully the other mechanics didn't keep to themselves and keep it in the family they contacted the authorities and corporate security in Mia Miami police and they tracked down very easily who did this. I read the FBI complaint and the employees who sabotage aircraft had a very pronounced the limp and they were able to find video of going to the aircraft that he wasn't ever supposed to touch he typically never left the hanger but in this instance he actually went out to the gate and tampered with the aircraft left and they were able to trace it all back to him and he just outright admitted it all which is I guess good mix prosecution easier but I guess the saving grace of this is that the aircraft work the way it was supposed to it detected an issue at as in described that he disconnected a cable or some sort of air sensor and physically sabotaged it putting Styrofoam in gluing it in the unbelievable that he would leave so much physical evidence behind but the aircraft sense that there was something wrong long and it returned to Gates but there have definitely been cases in the past were not having the proper airspeed data has indeed caused fatal accidents. It's several incidents with Boeing other manufacturer aircrafts and thankfully the aircraft in this instance did what it was supposed to do. Identified the issue and they went back to the gate right but his intention was not to harm the aircraft of the passengers but very easily could have whether his intention was to or not to do so right exactly. It doesn't matter what his intentions were matters. What could have happened and I asked around you know is this was a serious surfing obviously but was this something that that could have easily led to an accident and the answer. I got was not conclusive mostly because we don't know exactly clearly kind of what he did. It wasn't them thankfully. I guess Kinda broadcast hide but like you said I mean there's always the possibility buddy when we're talking about aircrafts that any issue could compound itself especially once the aircraft's in the air and thankfully the American Airlines mechanic seed has thrown own this employee under the bus and completely condoned his behavior that could have gone the other way. The union could have defended him or who knows what but it was good to see them very quickly. Put out a release saying this guy sucks. He doesn't speak for us. We obviously never condone tempering with an aircraft. I don't think that's actually with with the release said that would be some refreshing honesty not a direct credit anyone but at the same time I feel like his actions were directly influenced by the rhetoric coming from the Union. There's that one video from a couple of months ago where the head of union literally calls for blood and declares war on their own airline so if that wasn't unsettling enough this this really shines a bad light on the union unfortunately on American as well because this just can't happen. It should never happen. It is terrible for passengers used to see this on the news and think oh their mechanics on rogue and they're back to be sabotaging your craft. It's just a one off case but man. That's a battle yeah it shall we switched is to a much happier story involving what involving a pilot who just wanted to go on vacation see there are bad employees like be be mechanic down at. Miami and there aren't good employees and this may be easyjet pilot for Manchester Yeah. This may be a bit of a self serving. Good deed read hot air. No no absolutely not it was self serving but it was also kind of amazing and apparently this has happened before but this is quite amazing in that. I'm an easy jet pilot was was ready to depart Manchester. I'd go down to vacation. I think in Spain was it yeah I'll I'll contact yeah yeah him and his family and unfortunately unfortunately one of the two pilots for his flight that he was a passenger on did not show up whether they were operational issues or crew scheduling this was the Monday following the Sunday Sunday French air traffic control issues. I think that French had radar issues and so a lot of easyjet flights got cancelled and and the ones that did run ended up you you know how the Easyjet operates a lot of flights where they go out in back or they go one two three and then they're supposed to end up at three but they were only able to get to two and so they their operations were a little out of sync the following morning yes so this pilot rather than leading the fight be cancelled and vacations ruined. He said screw it. I'll fly the plane. I got pilot's license. I got my ID. What's fire this thing up in get down to Spain yeah. That's got to be one of those things where you can't tell. It's a joke at first. If you're a passenger there was a woman who recorded video of him making the announcement about what was happening and I guess is is this guy serious. Is this actually happening and for the plane high Bill. I don't have a uniform but I'll be flying your plane today basically what he said Yeah. I mean let people know the pilot. Wasn't you know the the captain was able to make the flight and then all of a sudden. He's he's in a perfect position to fly down there so they went. I think one of the articles I saw the airport ops had called the headquarters and said hey we won't operate this flight with with the off duty pilots and I said Okay we'll call you back in about thirty seconds later. They called back and say go get the flight out. Just go just go who cares what he's wearing. Yeah it's a lot of e U two six four compensation that they will not have to pay the bills willing to operate a flight on his precious vacation die that thought about that you competition will never even occurred to me but yeah I guess I guess that that was some quick math that they did. Whatever we have to pay you it's far less than we would have spent the passengers singers so the reincarnation of the fourth or fifth version of the wild brand this week. Maybe we sort of yeah really a this is ludicrous. Did you watch the press conference. I couldn't get through the whole thing it was it was to Joseph Heller esque. I think it was also very trumpian and a lot of ways where she look. Let's back up a few steps. Assure bio meets yeah so there's a is an investment for a woman. I don't really know if she is an investment firm what but but she is very much of the opinion that wow air is a brand worth salvaging and salvaging now while come back now so they sank like eighty six million dollars which is half of the amount due or something along those lines but they think a lot of money into buying the how the remnants of wow air air and apparently they want to relaunch service between Iceland and Washington Dulles next month this coming October with the two unidentified aircraft. I guess they have them in mind. Along with dedicated cargo freighters they have two that are ready to go to to bring they're beautiful fish and delicious water out of Iceland as she kept saying what they're beautiful flight attendants majestic skies and the whole thing is I don't know anyone that thinks wow Ariza brand word saving came and went so quickly in spectacular fashion stranded a lot of people and brought Icelandair to the brink of financial ruin by its back. I guess maybe kind of I think this is going to fall into the category of Kabila. Leave it. When I see it type thing the yeah the whole idea bringing back wow I get it was a a very easy easy brand to understand. I mean wow the planes are per bowl. You've got you fly to Iceland and you fly back and forth. I get that that proposition is very easy. This seems to be taking that ease of recognisability and turning it into this weird hybrid hybrid like the cargo thing why not just start cargo flights. I don't understand how that's a wild thing I don't know and the whole thing of of wow is supposed to be an ultra low cost carrier. That's what they were. That's what SORTA worked for them but at the same time she's talking about. We want to have a a lounge Catholic for all our passengers. We don't charge for water and we want to have Michelin starred Chefs Lady. That's not how ultra low cost carriers work. You have to pay for all those things so you can make money. Unfortunately our didn't make enough money. Even being ultra low cost a bottom barrel pay for everything. I don't know if she's ever operated braided airline in the past. I don't believe so but an airline cannot on the one hand the ultra low cost and at the same time have lounges for everyone and give you free Ramillo's on a five hour transatlantic redeye from Washington to Iceland it just none of that bath checks out but it sounds like a recipe for a very very nice ace airline that will operate for one week yes so. I don't like to throw them. Throw them away so quickly but do not book a flight on this airline. Let's start offering offering it because I don't understand how they could turn around to start offering flights this October so damn quickly. It doesn't make sense. I don't do that unless it's so cheap you can just throw the forty bucks fairway not care. I mean if I'm going to get a trip to Iceland free water. 'cause I mean okay but the water is delicious and Michelle Starr meal and do wait a minute. Wait a minute. I just figured it out. The whole cargo think they're gonNa make you carry the cargo in your hands into the seat. Aren't that's a nice value add proposition. That's you're going to have to hold the fish yeah. That's going to be so cheap so we can't eat the fish we have. Have you just have to hold fit. You are the cargo carrier. Oh well yeah the whole thing. Is it reeks of like eastern nine or something like that just but I don't really know. We got to see this week but that lead story for later in the episode yeah so yeah while coming back second apparently very quickly. I don't buy it. I don't see the need for its but shore speaking of airlines which are a little confusing confusing and usually on our radar we continue to question whether Norwegian will exist in the medium term future yeah or even short turn this short term future yeah. They are having worse financial issues than than usual usual. They've really a bunch of external factors of really hit Norwegian hard for when they started long operations. Boeing was late delivering the seven eight seven which was unfortunate fortunate so they started operations with their craft from anyone who had them and then the Trent went thousands broke and so they had to wet leased aircraft from anyone that could have than the seven three. Max grounded so they had to wet leased aircraft from anyone who they could find sensing a pattern here. I'm getting the pattern here and so speaking of wet lease just a few of the current wet lease operations operating on behalf of Norwegian a euro-atlantic seven six seven the high flight eight hundred eighty a high flame three forty develop a
"joseph heller" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In part two all of the history out Joseph Heller on his book catch twenty two the title of which has gone into the English language also Fred and rose west notorious British serial killers and fifty is of the American Association for fat people that was a very freeing thing for me I was able to just go about my life without constantly thinking about how I look do I measure up that kind of thing first here's a summary of today's world news BBC knees with Chris sparrow there's been renewed violence between police and thousands of pro democracy protesters in Hong Kong the demonstrators of trying to smash their way into the territory's legislature well earlier police officers were attacked with an unidentified fluid media reports say thirteen offices have been admitted to hospital Japan is resumes commercial whaling for the first time in decades after officially withdrawing on Sunday from the international whaling commission five whaling vessels sailed from the northern port of Kushiro the president of El Salvador naive Kelly has said his country is to blame for the deaths of a father and a daughter he's drowning on the US Mexican border caused widespread shock that bodies have been returned home for burial it's been a powerful explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul wounding at least sixty five people including nine children a senior government official said the blast was caused by a car bomb in an area which houses important government buildings the number of gunmen entered the building the security forces are engaged in a battle with them north Korea's state media has hailed the impromptu visits of president trump to that country to meet its leader Kim Jong in as an amazing event the north Korean state news agency confirmed that the two leaders have agreed to resume dialogue for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula the oil cartel OPEC and its allies will meet today in Vienna to consider whether to extend cuts in production design to prop up prices Russia and Saudi Arabia have already said they want to extend the cuts but Iran has criticized him for acting before the official meeting I'm sorry to say there's a link between wet body fat is located on post menopausal women and the likelihood of them suffering from cardiovascular disease the study found that those who stored more facts on their waists than on their legs and hips ran a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke BBC knees welcome back to part to all of the history our with Max P. isn't still to come one of Britain's most notorious and gruesome mass murder stories and the defenders of the fact in America and that's the way that they choose to use but before that the story of a novel which helped shape the views of a generation on the madness of war and which gave the English language and then during phrase for an inescapable conundrum for this we go all the way back to nineteen sixty one and the publication of the satirical anti war novel catch twenty two it is by turns hilarious troubling and complex and it remains compelling to this day with the American streaming service Netflix currently screening yet another attempt at a film version of the book which is sold in its millions and made it's also Joseph Heller internationally famous Alex last reports.
"joseph heller" Discussed on KQED Radio
"With me Max PS in the past brought to life by those who with them this week it's fifty years since the Stonewall riots in New York the event that kickstarted the gay rights movement here was a chance for me to finally express my feelings about what had been done to me as a young gay kid growing up an anti gay society and I wasn't alone also Saddam Hussein's nineteen eighties genocide against the Kurds in northern Iraq I was frightened actually to see the scale of the crime and how organized the crimes and how pre planned plus the British serial killers Fred and rose west fifty years of fighting for five people in America and Joseph Heller on his seminal work catch twenty two I don't feel I'm being immodest saying the book is still relevant you want me to tell you why it's a very good book that's all coming up after a bulletin of today's world news and I won Chris Vera with the BBC knees has been renewed violence between police and thousands of pro democracy protesters in Hong Kong the demonstrators of trying to smash their way into the territory's legislature media reports say thirteen offices have been admitted to hospital at the start of the day activists blocked main roads and set up barricades the protests coincide with the anniversary of the territory's handover to mainland China Christmas money has been speaking to the demonstrators one thing is very clear here they feel very strongly that today is their opportunity to demonstrate just how angry they are about the increasing influence of China in.
"joseph heller" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You know, I've heard will I heard from this student who worked on a phone sex line that a lot of times, you know, men just wanted to kind of talk about their problems, and their issues and allbeit in a occasionally inappropriate way or a sort of crossing into something that sounded more lecherous but, but the they want to reveal the thing that they were most ashamed of about themselves or most troubled by to her and have and be accepted by her as the character on the other end of the phone, and somehow was writing those scenes with Mandy it just felt like well that probably happens a lot that people begin talking about their lives, and their problems with someone who's willing to listen and be supportive, and caring another issue in your novel has to do with renting rooms Julie wants to buy out her husband's half of mortgage on their big rambling. Being falling apart. Nineteenth century home, that was allegedly built by sea-captain, and she wants to run out rooms and the book jacket the author bio on the book jacket of your novel. My ex life says you have several properties listed on Airbnb in New York, and ASA -chusetts. So what's your situation? My situation's changing because regulations, around short term rentals are changing in Massachusetts, for example, in certain cities in Massachusetts. But, you know, is very lucky a few of my novels were turned into movies and in a couple of instances when I got an unexpected influx of cash. I bought a piece of property thinking that I was going to use this as a place to go right? And because it seems as soon as I consider some place, you know, my domain on some level, I I'm incapable of writing there. The writing retreat aspect of it just faded into oblivion and I began renting out properties on short term. And I'm just I'm fascinated by. I feel we're living in a time when people are obsessed with privacy because there's so much that people put online at the same time they're obsessed with privacy. And I, I was driving with a friend around Boston. This is true across the country, but around Boston, I've noticed that in the last few years, people rarely use their directionals when they're driving. And it makes me crazy. And I was with a friend who wasn't using his direction, and I said, why aren't you using your directionals, and he said, in a what it's nobody's business, which direction turning and, and, and so there's that attitude and at the same time people are renting out rooms in their houses to complete strangers and sharing the most intimate spaces with them their kitchens and their bathrooms. And you know they put them in their bedrooms. And they come sleep on the sofa, and living room and I just find this. Dichotomy just incredibly interesting. And from writers point of view, of course it gives you the opportunity to be bringing new people into the scene. The constantly would new problems, and new pleasures proud, of course, the reverse of that is true. That is true to the people who rent a putting themselves, especially, especially if they're renting a room and families home, while families there, you're putting yourself in the hands of these people. You don't know. Yeah. No. I mean, and that's the way I travel, actually because what's so. Crazy is that I bought the real estate to use it as a place to go right? Than a can't right there. So I have to rent it out. And then I go rent random places elsewhere. To, you know, to write and you never know, although I have to say, honestly, both as a renter. And as a landlord, I've, I've had very few really negative experiences. Why can't you write in a place that you're familiar with, like your home or one of your properties? I know I wish I knew Terry I you'll have to talk to shrink about that, but I don't think he knows either, because he hasn't helped me, but I. I don't know. I think I have a very nice study in the place where I live, and it's very quiet and it's got a great desk, and it's perfectly set up to write and I cannot write a sentence there. I think I just associate the place where I live with other things like obsessive house cleaning. But just, you know I like having separation between where I work and where I can relax I suppose. Author Stephen McCauley speaking to Terry gross in twenty eighteen. His latest book, titled my ex life has just come out in paperback after a break. We'll continue their conversation also rock critic, Ken Tucker will review father of the bride the first album in six years from vampire weekend, and I'll review who lose new miniseries, adept of Joseph Heller catch twenty two which premieres today. I'm David being Cooley and this is fresh air..
"joseph heller" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Helps get there faster, robbing banks. Don't miss the all new Hulu original series catch twenty two based on Joseph Heller groundbreaking novel about the absurdity of Oran abuse of power from executive producers, George Clooney and grant. Has love catch twenty two. All streaming Friday may seventeenth only on Hulu. Summer is the time of year for long drives and exploring with southern California has to offer before you get out on the open road. Stop into summer starts here. Sales event going on right now. Unbelievable. Savings on all twenty five Toyota fuel-efficient, crease prime the fully redesigned twenty twenty Corolla the tough Tacoma and the powerful all new ran for four hybrid. So no matter what your adventure. There's a perfect Toyoda for you. Stop in today. When you get a new car, you can't wait to navigate the open road. But navigating the car market can get tricky half Alie, buyatoyota dot com to steer you in the right direction. You can locate a dealer search our inventory and find all our current offers if the only official site for your southern California Toyota dealers, so when it's time for any car by Toyota dot com. Liotta? Let's go places. Now, you don't have fancy terms like ceramic Metallica calibers to know that this. Good thing. Now most Napa auto part stores. Napa auto care centers seventy five dollars prepaid visa card, but he spend two hundred and fifty bucks on breaks. Do it yourself or have done for you and save seventy five bucks. That's Napa know how. Participating auto part stores bent Napa auto care centers. Exclusions apply. Offer ends five thirty one.
"joseph heller" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The all new Hulu original series catch twenty two based on Joseph Heller groundbreaking novel about the absurdity of war and abusive power. From executive producers, George Clooney and grant has love catch twenty two. I'll episodes streaming Friday may seventeenth only on Hulu. I'm paid to play this way earn playoff fan. My teammates. Expect me to play this way during the playoffs. So as much as you want to get get out here and play well for yourself. I don't wanna let these guys because everybody's bringing what they bring to the table for me to get out there and do much out to the best of my. Live for two in, you know, blessed house, gray games and some great playoff runs. Now. It's Murph and MAC on KNB are six eighty and streaming live at K n R dot com. That's the guy said live playoff basketball. That's by the way. I just did my dream on Saturday copes to shack slower. Do you? Have I live for play basketball from the hot key somewhere, a hot keys, hot keys inside copes, Cam knowledge, right there. That's that's fifteen almost fifteen years on the kahad keys are spider. I'd say hot keys, maybe page four five on the bottom rung. I live for playoff basketball. It's one of a smaller tabs. Find I live for playoff basketball. Spider. It's it's a struggle that at least we know you'll never walk alone from carousel. Thanks to your mom, by the way, that's a tough one to fight spider. S-? All right, buddy. Fantastic fantastic evening at oracle last night. But also at the shark tank where we'll talk to Randy Hahn at.
"joseph heller" Discussed on WTVN
"Politics at our nation's capital nother busy week, right? Alex. An incredible week. Again, we have housekeeping by the president cleaning house and national security, and and right now a big void leadership in the administration. When you talk about the big void in leadership. I mean, we have interims handling those duties is it just we don't have full confidence in those people are they just place holders until we look to the next person. Or is it still business as usual, despite the fact that the person that's been doing the job as recently bake aided? It's not business as usual. It is we have ten at least ten key positions right now that have interim or temporary leaderships in and that means they haven't been vetted. That means they may not be the ultimate choice. That means they were thrust into this job temporarily. And so they don't have a lot of help around him. And that's everything from the department of homeland security, the secret service defense and interior have acting heads. Is right now, by the way sodas the office of management and budget, the UN the SBA even the White House chief of staff is an acting position. So more acting in this administration right now than there was on the apprentice is this is this unprecedented. Do presidents go through this. Or is this something that Trump has done to himself? Well, it's it's unprecedented. And Trump has done it to himself. It's two things. One is it's very difficult to get people. Good people to serve in this administration. It's a Washington is vicious right now in these people are are asked to make tremendous sacrifices to work for this president. But also is just tough working for Donald Trump. And right now immigration is frustrating the administration, they know congress is not going to fix it. The administration feels the president has to do with executive orders. And it's not working with the there are one hundred thousand people arrested this month apprehensions coming this country legally and the estimate is. That's going to be a hundred and fifty thousand a month soon. Our system can't handle it. Yeah. And so what is it about that that congress isn't willing to act on? I mean, I think most people you say we're having this crush of people trying to spill across the border illegally month after month after month after month. Most people say we don't really want it. But congress is not willing to act at all Joel. That's the key point. I think that's right on the money. We have a catch twenty two immigration system, which it's illegal to enforce the law. Congress says well, you can't separate children from families that's illegal inhumane, if their parents are caught coming here legally, the congress also says guess what you can't keep them together because you can't put children in jail with their parents that would be inhumane illegal. So what everybody agreed to do was look the other way pretend we don't have any legal immigration. The president comes along says, no, no we have to have a border. Let's enforce the laws and there's it's now. Illegal to enforce the law only Joseph Heller and catch twenty two good nip created a more perverse system..
"joseph heller" Discussed on /Film Daily
"This strip swamp thing Mr. personal reasons Bacar is is as important to me swamping. It's important to me. These are like cornerstones of my of of things, I love a things that like inform how I view pop culture in movies and TV so I I know it's it's a solo choice for me. But I really appreciate support. And I really really think it belongs here. So thanks guys. That's what I wanted to fight for anyone else. Looking at this list? Is there anything else that we feel like shouted out that she thinks should be on this list? I would like to shop out catch twenty two. I'm a big fan of George Clooney as a filmmaker. And even though he has had some MRs but good night and good luck is one of my favorite movies of all time him tackling catch twenty two I. Think is kind of a no brainer. Especially when you have a cash that is composed of Christopher Abbott. Kyle Chandler, George Clooney himself and Hugh Laurie. You know, this is I feel like I don't know. It's like, I it's an iconic story. It's yeah. I think that's really all it needs to be said, I think it's it's a Hulu series and Hulu has has really stepped up their game when it comes to their original content. And I think this is definitely one that we should be paying attention to if those no kitchen way too. It's it's a very famous antiwar novel in satire and its original wants based in World War Two was just still basically what what to Brad? Yes. It is. Okay. Yeah. I'm hesitant because George Clooney so hit me behind the camera. But I really this is in an in an incredible novel, and she does actually base in World War One because. Am I not right? Yeah. I think that was the case I'm looking at the old Google, but reduced Joseph Heller is one of the five. Literature. So it it is always been dumped into a movie before. But I think the movie like I never seen it all these ticky beloved. But yeah, I am forecast twenty tubing on this list. But what do you guys think we're the point now where I'm not like super passionate about anything that is on this list for so at this point. I just like my love for you guys is like anytime anybody excited about anything. I'm like, oh, yeah. I'm excited about that. Too. Puppy. See this this one. I'm more excited about the people involved than actual property meet maybe they can get me excited about this this story, but novel Heller is just like such a great phenomenal writer, but I do wonder how to translate to a TV series. All right. I'm gonna toss it into a twenty five. Okay. I don't put a one..
"joseph heller" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Yeah. Let's do the show. All right. Let's do this. How are you? What the fucker is what the fuck buddies. What the fucking years what the fuck stors? What's happening? Mark marrying. This is my podcast WPF. Welcome to wait. How's it going? I know I've been doing this kind of the same way at the beginning for years for years. But I enjoy the consistency. I turn on the Mike. And I hear myself say those words, and I'm in it. I'm ready to talk to you. And in by the way, how how is everything are you? Okay. Did you get it all done you feel him better? Well, yeah. I mean, maybe you should like steam a little bit. Yeah. Netti pot. Did you Netti pot? Did you get a flu shot? You didn't. Well, I'm not going to say look who knows. But, but you know, I mean, you should probably take one day off. I mean, shouldn't you probably shouldn't be a work today. My right. I mean, look you're all covered in snot, and you can't breathe and your eyes are watering. And you're touching things may. Maybe it's maybe you should go home is while you you think you'll this job you, go home. So maybe if everybody gets sick because you everyone can have the day off. And you're a hero a secret hero who am I talking to right now? What's happening, folks? I. I have a couple of announcements. I do I'm going to be doing some more small batch artisanal local shows here in Los Angeles starting with a show at dynasty typewriter on Sunday January twentieth. And we're gonna add a bunch more. That's a small space. It's a great space. It's sort of near downtown, Los Angeles. It's a little theater, and I'm going to be working through some stuff, you know, not issues, maybe a few issues. But I mean, I gotta I gotta get ready. I gotta get my head and a game. I gotta get the our thing together. And do it. You know, we've been through this before. But since I've been shooting and kind of busy I haven't had time. So I'll do a little residency over there at the dynasty typewriter. I'll let you know when that is. But I do know the one gig that we have on the books at this time January twentieth. That's a Sunday. You can get the link to the tickets at W T F pod dot com. Swoosh tour. We did with that come down. You can also usually see me at the comedy store on the weekends. But this'll be like an hour plus set I got I gotta find some people to feature for me. Remind me to do that. What else Sam lip site is here Sam fucking lip site. Is my guest today. Sam website. Is a is a dear friend of mine. One of my best friends, and we haven't known each other our entire life. But you know, when you meet some sort of I don't know if it's kindred spirit, or when you have an understanding with somebody, you're where you just have such deep mutual respect and understanding of people. I don't know man, I think SAM's genius. He's a great writer. He's one of the funniest writers. I know if you like this sort of legacy of of berry Hannah, Kurt Vonnegut Joseph Heller, Terry southern even a bit, but just seventy style. Satire fucking hilarious. Sam is here. And I'll talk about that a bit more in a second one a New Year's resolution..
"joseph heller" Discussed on The Book Review
"It's so strange, and like full of all without being cloying and messy. And I think she she wrote it on these little fragments as the babies slept. You write it on like receipts and stuff cost loathing. Yeah. Well, I think she has more of a sense of humor than Rachel. She. She's absolutely. I will also say defensive Rachel Cusco. And I haven't read her book in years or reread her book in years, but I feel like it also depends. Bends. Maybe a lot of it is contingent on on what one's own personal experience as a new parent ones. And I think because Rachel cuscak had a colic baby. I had a call. And so when I read her book was sort of in those moments, those very rare moments when my wonderful colic baby was actually sleeping and not crying that. I really felt finally here's a book that gets it. Whereas I think exactly like when it comes to Enron rights book, which I liked, but I just didn't I could see that. She had a totally different experience with our kids than I did. But the cost I didn't read it. When my babies were young, I read it later, maybe three or four years ago after they were you know, sort of fully hatched. So I think I didn't take any of it personally. When my children were we babies all I wanted was like extreme concise information what? Yeah, I wanted like the the contented little baby like ways to get your child asleep, essentially where the great priority to did. You have a book that, you know, you're you're right dimension. And Enwright I love that book of than that. I'm trying to think I did like the rhetoric because well, I'm trying to get books written by men about father at least of young children. I I can't honestly think of when the new fad. A few years ago. I wanted to write something about books about fatherhood, and I was looking at a bunch of them. And they're just like, I don't I don't know. Why? Written by like, you know, some pretty, you know, stabbed writers and just as I still I don't know if there's a PC, and if I can't even figure out why they're bad the way they are. They put me off. But there's nothing you Germaine Greer Katharine Whitehorn who said that this is back in the seventies that every manage change the diapers written a book, and I don't think it's even more that probably was the weight. I feel like my issues with the book that I reviewed where an entirely disconnected from some of the concerns that you had with your right? I read a book this week called Hollywood's eve by lily analytic, read Vanity Fair, and she's written through quasi profile caused by biography of the great great eve baboots who is the author of two memoirs the respectfully great one is called slow days fest company. The other one is called Eve's Hollywood. And she's written some novels the novels of great there. Okay. In this book. She loves he loves eve Babbitt so much lily Anik does that she just throws herself at her wildly. You know? Just kind of like, you know, hits our Mark. But in this. Yeah. Someone said about even this. This is in the book that every man once once in his life has a woman like you Babb, it's and then the end of the quotas usually its bads. She got around. She had conquests, you know, eve did if she wrote once wrote Joseph Heller letters that said dear Joseph Heller, the author of catch twenty two. I'm eighteen years old. I'm stacked and I'm like here waiting for you. It was like the letter. He sent she sent her. So she was kind of masculine in some ways like seducer, she she went out and got what she wanted. And what she wanted. She says many times sort of everything I mean, she's just became the deliriously talented writer about, you know, sex in food and just wanting everything in the world. I compared compared to once imprint Colette shrines you've been of modern day Colette. And anyway, the books to read is is I mentioned about her slowed as fast company and Hollywood in this new book, you know, it's just it's all over the place that has good things and bad things..