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Fresh update on "king" discussed on The John Phillips Show
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Maine Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Black Church
"Is the Fox News. Run down, Listen and subscribe now by going up fox news podcasts dot com. A man from main faces federal hate crimes charges accused of setting fire to a predominantly black church in Massachusetts extensive damage and Martin Luther King Jr Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, from a fire set December 28th. There were three smaller fires set on two separate days there earlier that month and some tires slashed in the area. Federal prosecutors say disco vulture I've 44 years old from Houlton, Maine, is responsible for all of it. They say investigators found on his phone, several messages using racist language about black people and location data linking him to the scene of the crimes. He was already in state custody, pleading not guilty of
‘Hamilton’ Gets Past Race by Imagining Founding Fathers With Black and Brown Faces
"I have seen hamilton live and i saw the movie and it's a predominantly black and people of color kosters actually only one white person in the production. I was king. George and is that accurate lived experience of alexander hamilton. Obviously not alexander. Hamilton was a white person who i believe owned slaves. So at a certain point. I think there's gotta be consumed by the way. Hamilton is one of the greatest things i've ever seen in my entire life. It's beautiful i cried. I highly suggest everyone watches it. And i think this this idea that everything has to be like perfect in these boxes. And like you said idris. Elba somehow wasn't authentic. Because he wasn't eating jamaican food again. I haven't seen the show I think it's more important to have Cast of diversity than the story line. And like i said i would just love to hear this woman's take on things like hamilton and bridgier ten. Which aren't obviously historically accurate. They're actors so. I actually found this kind of confusing. Let me say this very quickly actor should be able to go in and do whatever part they feel. They're they're good enough to do. You can't always live the experience your visual puts out in people's minds now you know i watch friends. I didn't see any black people on the streets. I didn't see any black friends. I mean we were there. Asian people there all. Latino people are there so you know you have to now that one of the things you might want to look for is environmentally. If people walking down the street do you see people that live in the neighborhood or would be on the street in the country. I just i feel like you. You can't say this director this this writers really slide so that didn't write him as a black my roadmaster man you know and everything that comes from that is up to the actors and the directors and the things that come from that and you. Can't you have to talk to people who are casting and people who are writing because if you ride it actors can do it
Your Poker Development Plan
"Want poker to be profitable but at the same time. You wanna enjoy your poker journey. Doing these four things makes poker easier and more enjoyable for you which is most likely going to lead to more studying more play more fun more prophets. So here's my four part poker development plan part. One is to live for bread and butter so brennan butter. It's seeing the flop in position as the pre flop razor versus one or two other players. It's a concept that i initially learned from tommy angelo in his book elements of poker my own poker game and what i teach. My students is all about bread and butter. Now when you live for bread and butter it ingrains the most important aspects for profitable poking your skillset namely those two aspects that you need for profitable poker our understanding and and utilizing the value of position and the value of having the pre flop range. So when you live for bread and butter you strive for positional advantage with every single hand that you play and if you can't have post flop position you're giving that advantage to someone else and it makes poker less profitable obviously less fun. You hate playing out of position right and you love being in position yeah live for brennan butter. Strive for that positional advantage. Also when you live for bread and butter you strive to be the last razor pre flop that means you have the best hands in your pocket. Queens puckett kings aces right and your opponent who called you pre flop. They don't have those in their range. They've got a weaker range. Which gives you that. Mathematical pre flop advantage. Now you might be holding jack nine suited. But they don't know that right. You came in for the race of. They called for all day. No you have ace. King ace's queens tens in your age all that good stuff right now when you have bread and butter you have that range advantage with that mathematical advantage and the positional advantage against him. It is so hard for them to overcome that in the long
Singleness: Burden and Gift
"Join us today as we talk about singleness as well as what it means to be single and life in the church join us in having the conversations that shape us greetings tobin. Welcome to another conversation. Come listeners this amount of baptist. Podcast how you doing tobin. I'm doing good. How are you doing doing all right. It's been a tough week for for us. Say you recently lost a loved one in your family anthem. I'm mourning the loss of a friend. So you know different times during cova de wouldn't you say oh for sure. It's definitely a tough time to lose somebody during covid because you don't exactly get to see them funeral plans start looking different and there's a whole bunch of other different support. Networks are starting to look differently than they did before hand right. I was even thinking we talked about death last week. And then it kind of hits you personally so it's very interesting right. It's it's just part of our lives and when we don't think about it don't deal with it sometimes for caught unawares but yeah it's good to have to have that background and even as we are recording this we are almost at where death also plays a central role in the story and to defeat of death. Of course as well so yeah. It's very interesting. Yeah very much so. We had one of our recommendations to talk about singleness this week from a listener. Yeah it's quite the switch from death and there's quite a few ways we can take this conversation right so we'll kind of see how it unfolds. We'll see how the cookie crumbles but we could talk about singleness as an experience of individuals within the western culture right. We're probably talk about in our second half singleness as it relates to biblical values and and and culture and what the bible says there right and then we can also talk about a little bit in the beginning now about how singleness in psychology relate to one another. Yeah that's a good idea. Why don't you start us off with that Even as you're talking about it's interesting to even think about what is singleness right because singleness can be so many different things depending on how you define singleness and not being singled. So what do you think right. So single head is if we were to come up with something like a working definition here i would say. Single single hood is defined by not being in relation with another person. And i think the traditional idea of cygnus is in a romantic setting okay and you had some statistics on singleness in canada. As well which. I found fascinating i did and when i read these statistics. They're not exactly using the same definition. I am right and from what i understand. These are talking about single households so in canada. there there was an article in twenty nine thousand nine that wrote that compared to nineteen eighty six in two thousand sixteen. We had approximately double the amount of people who lived alone and so that means that we have about four million canadians across canada. Who who are single. Who who live alone and now with someone who provides that romantic so seventy percent of the four million have previously been in a relationship which would include widowed divorced or separated by any other means twenty percent of this four million are currently in a relationship with somebody but they just don't live in the same household right and then fifty percent of these individuals also have a child. Roughly speaking two million canadians live in a single parent or guardian household and are pulling triple or quadruple duty in order to support and care for the children or the dependence and simply don't have the same resources that we do with having an extra person there right fascinating. So when i asked you about the definition singleness you talked about not being in a meaningful relationship or romantic attachment to someone but then as you're giving us each statistics you already seeing a little bit of a clash with how you defined versus how perhaps canada or society defines it right because society defines this as just romantic attachment. I was just thinking about singleness before we even we even talk today and How we just assumed that you have to be part of a meaningful. You have to report a meaningful romantic relationship or attachment in order to not be single whether that's married or living with somebody or at least being boyfriend girlfriend whatever we wanna do whatever we want to call it but the experience of singleness goes beyond just that right. I mean The i was reading some articles about this author deborah hirsch. She's a christian author. She's a little bit out there because she talks about sexuality but she talks about homosexuality is not just a sexual expression within a sexual relationships ship between two bodies but that sexuality transcends also into every relationship we have because we we can't just separate parts of our being. We can't just say this part of me sexual in this. Part of me is relational. And this part of me is spiritual we are one hole and so it transcends. I heard a talk by her. And so she talked about what that means for single people and and celebrate people people who choose to be celebrate in that setting. And that doesn't mean that these people don't need community or meaningful relationships of attachment even if they're not romantic attachments over shirt and i like that idea of the embodied whole as you can't we can't segment like like you said sexual the the spiritual whatever that it all comes together as one person right that being said there are individuals out there who would find they can be in a non sexual relationship. That'd be classically to find a single but aren't troubled by that Right so you're looking at the asexual community where relationships with out that sexual component still fulfilling and meaningful right right and the flip side to that is you have people who have this meaningful community. Who who have lots of deep meaningful attachments to other people but are longing for would consider themselves being single and lonely and longing for a deeper expression for deeper romantic and sexual attachment to someone exactly while there are some that. Do not need that romantic or other person attachment to the same level. There's other people that crave and need it and desire so talk to me a little bit about what that means in terms of how how you live life and how you engage life as a single person. Well okay so growing up in canada as this as a single person who is wanting a relationship and can't find it what is what is that. Psychologically like and i would i have. I think i have a few friends who would fit this category and i just from conversations with them it's not a enjoyable experience Even in my own past bake as someone who from eighteen onwards wanted to have like girlfriends and wanted to be in those in in in relationships with other beings who felt that long. I've had a taste of how powerful that loneliness and that drive four relationship can be right and then there's a certain amount of feeling of rejection and isolation loneliness from not having that being fulfilled so as you're talking my question comes up. What's the. I am trying to word this but where maybe i'm using the wrong words but where does longing turned into obsession or or need so so what i mean by that is can you have that long. Can you desire something and still be content. With present circumstances. I mean that comes down to how you define contentment I would say that if contentment means you're all right with the circumstance. Then no because you still desire that relationship okay We talked quite a number of episodes back about the dark night of the soul right about longing for something how You desire of reality of presence to be with in in my circumstance was to be with god and how reality circumvents that there then becomes a conflict between what is felt. And what is known. That being said you've already touched on this with the obsession component right but then there is also that danger of it becoming an obsession of turning that pain right into something negative such as is found in some communities such as the involuntary salvator the in self community online right and then what you find in those communities is that a lot of this pain and turmoil gets turned outwards against other communities where they start blaming other people and other things for their own loneliness and rejection and in doing so their reactions become a negative coping mechanism an unhealthy behavior to try and alleviate the discomfort or rationalize it so then that goes back to my original question so because because my worry is that that we're kind of setting up a binary in the sense that i want to be in a more committed relationship of one sort or another. Let's call it romantic for for better for lack of a better word. So i want to be under romantic relationship. I'm either in the stage of wanting that and the more i wanted to do the closer i get to it being an obsession in my life or i get it and then i'm fine but there is no room to to to live a. Is there no room then to live a life. That says hey i would really desire this but i will also be content. Happy with where i am right now and and live into that to the fullest. And that's that's tricky because we don't have a lot of social narratives that kind of give us that framework to experience singleness in a healthy way. So if i were to break that down a little bit when we watch movies in rome these romantic movies and stuff. It gives us a lot of even you even say it's either healthier unhealthy. That's not me to judge right now but it still gives you those narratives to kind of go and say oh. This is what it's like to be in relationship. This is how i can experience relationship and and dating and being with another person. We don't have movies about what it's like to be alone at least not popularly right right or if they are they're fairly depressing right. There fairly depressing. It's all about not being in that relationship and own. Maybe i'll get into that relationship. There's the whole trope in the late. Two thousands of the manic pixie dream girl where it's all about these writers hollywood writers that use women and relationships to give men character growth in arcs in the movie right so it's all about being relationship pure like it's not about the expression of singleness as healthy in itself. It's about relationship as fixing your problems so that not then create problematic relationships as well. In the sense that i'm finding all my fulfillment than in that relationship once. I do find a relationship where i where i haven't grown as a person or don't have enough emotional intelligence to be content with the person that i am because the person that i was always looking for someone else to to complete me exactly. It creates problems both in relationships expectations for relationships and for people who also want to enter relationships. Right and even individually it creates a learning process or provides an opportunity for a healthy learning environment. Where you start to empathize with your partner where you can put yourself. In their shoes and learn that your flaws also have to be negotiated with their flaws and that there's a balancing act and interpersonal dynamics. Come in and i mean that turns even so now. We're talking about dating but that that that's the same thing with with friendships as well right. If you're i can see a scenario. I've seen lots of scenarios where where you're not content. You're not necessarily content with who you are and so you're you're expecting a lot of out of that friendship relationship for your happiness for your contentment even for your self esteem for the way you Assess your own value that kind of stuff And that can even come out in familiar. Familial relationships as well right where you depend. It's about on another to define who you are and to give you that esteem right and so i mean maybe we're getting off track but that's kind of what singleness conversations are in the sense. Is that the healthiest relationships in our lives are are where we have Some sort of independence isn't it. Yeah yeah independence crates freedom. Authenticity for who you are. In relation to the overall relationship that being said we also live in a society that needs us to be in relationship so to further expand on this point there is there has been studies. I was just scrolling passively I love read it i. I'm on it all day while just pathway scrolling on read it and they were talking about how people live longer when they're in hell in healthy relationships. Oh interesting and lots of articles in the medical community about how people who come in with their partners rent have better treatment results and partly to have somebody to talk to and somebody else to gather information. Yeah whatever the reason is another person there right even just as a tax bonus is is beneficial. So we have. We live in a society that set up for couples and yet the dangerous. become too codependent. And while there's this whole codependence piece talked about but then how as a single person do you live right right so if your approach this as as a single person you see the i live in a society that needs couples that needs you know somebody to stay home and clean the house or look after the kids while somebody else needs to go work. How do i be both people. Yeah or even attach detaches. I think in our society we attach maturity to to relationships as well right so a part of adulting is to be in a meaningful relationship. I always found that whole areas adulting if being an adult but somehow of verb but anyways You know like you are considered writes so you are considered to be a more mature adults in comparison to other people your age if you're in a meaningful relationship and on top of that if you do certain things if you have a certain job if you have a house and if you have kids right over sure i even feel that in school like what. I'm twenty five now. But because i'm married all of a sudden that puts me in a whole nother brand right of society all of a sudden i'm more mature i'm responsible and i'm sure if i had kids out even put me in another bracket above 'cause now i'm looking after little right little little children but as as we're talking i'm just wondering if we wouldn't have a healthier society if we we would learn what it looks like to live healthily in singleness for a time of our lives even just a how we talk about singleness it would be helpful for the individuals who are signal Because we are seeing a rise in people who live alone or who aren't conventionally married or unconventionally being with somebody else and just to harry healthier narratives for them to us and to understand themselves and even understand ourselves with. Kate will greatly benefit us as a community as a as a broad social community as christians and canadian. A do well. Let's transition a bit into the bible here. where So where have if. I'm a single person. And i wanted and i'm and i'm just lonely as all can be. Have you found that. Most people find their strength. I think were most people go in terms of the bible. At least we can talk about how we talk about church. How about single isn't church. And how we treat single people insertion. That's a separate thing from how the bible talks about singleness. I mean jewish culture. Very much thought that you had be married that that's just you know that that's the purpose of your life is to be married if you're mad at your purposes to have a have a wife so that your wife can have children and and your family line keeps going and if you if you were a woman you know your goal was that for your family to find to find the man or family who would take you i mean as a patriarchal society is but there is no. I don't know if there's a real allowance The only time there is conversation is about widows right and how you treat widows and so in that sense. The old testament is much more progressive than the surrounding cultures of its time and makes allowance for widows and treats them well and in that sense even relationships are still political. Yeah in that. It's not about so much being with somebody else. As it is a way to further your lineage as a way to get some gain right and not saying that there isn't a component. Alright love between why. Perhaps there is some counter cultural stories even embedded within the old testament to see the story of of ruth and her mother-in-law. Ruth naomi. i mean ruth's story restoring does end in marriage but it's very much naomi who makes it happen and they owe me you know. She kind of becomes a mother kind of surrogate mother to son that ruth bears. I mean that's how the story ends in the bible. Were supposed to see that image. Even though she's not married so it's a fairly counter cultural story there is rahab the prostitute who becomes part of israel. There's the story of tamar who forces kind of what we would call a constitutional crisis. It's not a constitutional crisis but it's a crisis of the law for for for one for for one of the for one of the men that was supposed to marry her. Her father in law's supposed to marry her according to the law because her husband has passed away but he refuses and so eventually she she forces her way into this. There's the story of astor who who kind of becomes part of this abusive kings. Well she's the she becomes the queen to disabuse of king and rescue the people of israel. I think all of those are somewhat counter cultural in the sense that that they're describing to us non normative relationships within that paradigm but also some of these women become not all of them that i mentioned but some of them are part of the story of jesus right so matthew mentions for women in the genealogy of jesus and even though clearly there had to be men for those four women to have borne children has not the men that are identified. It's the women that are identified. And so it already kind of focuses more on the person under relationship that that they were in jesus himself never married according to the gospels. All of a sudden you have these single people doing things right. i mean we. We don't we don't know of mary. Martha lazarus or married. We never find out. They are just people right. The assumption probably is that they would be. But but even when lazarus dies. we don't hear about his wife morning right. We we hear about his sisters. Mary magdalene she married. We don't know right. I mean you go down the list of all these characters and somehow we don't often find out about their familial relationships and isn't there a passage in there somewhere about how it it in summary. It's like get married if you want to. But you know your your relationship with the lord is i and you gotta serve that primary. I corinthians that where it is. I post writing. Yeah i mean. Paul paul is also single. There's a hint there. in first. Corinthians read the passage wrongly sometimes. But there's a hint there. In first corinthians step maybe at one point paul was married and he considers himself a widower. I've never heard preached in church but there is a hint there because he's talking to the widows and widowers and he's co counseling them to stay single and he says be as i am so he identifies himself with them. He doesn't leader. He talks to to what he calls the virgins which would be the single people who are potentially also engaged to be married which is different than the widows widowers and so there he doesn't say as i am because he's not. He doesn't see himself like that. He sees himself like a widower. So but in that passage. Basically what paul is saying. Yeah Marriage is a good thing and if you want to be married be married and if you don't wanna be married you have a gift to bring to the conversation as well and the way the we paul seasons in that conversation is gift that single people bring is is an attachment to church and into the work of god. I mean this comes out of paul of paul paul's idea anyways is that jesus coming back soon. You know. And so he saying why. Why waste your time getting married. We have so much stuff to do. Let's go get working and proclaiming. Jesus christ but that's the gift that single people that that's the gift that he sees himself bringing to the church as well right. I'm single so i can go and serve god and i can go and proclaim and so So he very much kind of trying to tell people. Stay in whatever situation you are. Don't get divorced if you're married. Stay married and have sex. He literally. I mean literally what he says. Don't don't all of a sudden now because you think that you're that you're christian. Stop having sex. If you're in a marriage you know. There's no you're not holier if you're in a celebrate marriage with somebody then if you're in a sexual relationship with somebody and so That's kind of his frame of mind right and so what. I take that passage. Don't i think what we should take a passage is that there's legitimate calling and gift to singleness within our congregations and we haven't really acknowledged that ever or very rarely and as as you're talking here. This is reminding me of a story that. I read quite quite a quite a few years ago when i was taking a family and marriage class. I believe that was the course. I was in for this. Where was talking about An evangelical preacher who was off doing missionary work off off in the boonies somewhere and then his daughter right was or his family was having trouble and distress and their daughter. I think even commit suicide over his lack of involvement. Yeah this is a story that i read in a book called sweet surrender by dennis hiebert and the question raised is what becomes more important family or missionary work right well. My critique on this was that he shouldn't this this preacher guys should not have even gotten married in the first place if he couldn't have committed to the relationship as a whole right right. And you know. I i mean before we talk. Today i went and reread some of this stuff. And i corinthians seven and you you can go and read yourself there paul saying that. If you're married you are committing to that relationship and you need to give it a significant amount of energy. That is your calling by god within marriage so you you know the the the calling that god puts on you cannot supersede that calling that god has put on you for that marriage. Because you're asked to be in this relationship of mutual self giving love so you have to kind of buy into that but if you don't need to be in a relationship like that then you can give some of that energy to the work at hand or two one way to one way to to translate it. There has to present necessities. Paul says And so that's that's how paul would put would address it. I don't think paul would understand. I don't think. Paul understand our fascination with saying hey To be to be a good human. I need to be part of a relationship. I need to be in a marriage any to have kids. And then i'm going to dedicate all my energy to my work or to my church. You know for pastors or or to this and ev- this relationship that i've committed to is going to take second place to another relationship i've inserted into it and then using jesus own words to kind of To support that is weird. I don't think paul would ever do that exactly. And i think we put this pressure on missionary work that It becomes the one and only calling for a christian to be part of god's works in the world. Yeah and what. Paul is trying to say i think is hey. If you're single now you can do mission or missionary work. You're not attached to the work of your marriage covenant relationship so why not not stay the way you are. He's trying to tell these people in corinthians why not stay the way you are and do missions work. If that's what you feel like god is calling you to see in our mind. We have turned completely around. We often how we are. We have such distrust of single people especially single men that we say. Hey no-no before you can do ministry worker before you can do missionary work and this is very much agenda conversation because it's not the other way around. We don't distress single women we asked him. and then. So that's an noticing this even as we speak right here. I've been hesitant to talk about this call. That paul has and says. Hey you're single and you can work for the church because to me. It sounds abusive. Make single women do often. We send them out to be missionaries. We asked him to serve. You don't have children. you can do this right. We don't do the same thing for single men or very scared of single men and if want men to do any kind of ministry. We want men to be married and have children because that safety as so. That's that's even the gender dwayne which we approach singleness right. And i think you're in a very unique position at thirty to even speak about that because of your work now with Generation rising coming up and with your older work at in out of town or you did that sort of abroad. Work right where you've seen students and individuals who either as a couple or who are dating or who are single going off and doing this work in in in africa or or wherever you sent them thinking of even thinking about who hires churches in terms of pastors right. It's okay for youth pastor. It's okay for a youth pastor to be single sometimes right because they're young Oftentimes if men right they're young. That's alright we prefer a single woman or a married woman to our children's ministry because they're just more approachable to children. Once you're past you get into a more. An associate pastor position or a lead pastor position. We really want that pastor to be married whether they're a woman or a man we really would like them to be in a committed relationship because that to us is the highest ideal. The highest value within the congregation. Right i mean. I don't think i've been to a church where we've had a single lead pastor. I have. I have not attended a church like that anyways. No i'm trying to think. I don't think i've ever had lead pastor as a single person. i've had associate pastors. Who were then in a divorce relationship or in a separate relationship right and that could be a whole nother podcasts. But yeah yeah. And i can't speak to their experiences. No no but within at least within the evangelical world that i've grown up in yet it's marriage seems to be this high ideal and so any time we talk about singleness and we talk about singleness even as a calling or as an opportunity We tend to think in our minds we tend to think about singleness calling opportunity for women not so much for men and we also tend to not put enough support around single people So we're tend to not give them the same community and while we say. Hey we value your singleness and if that's what god calls you to. Do we want to embrace that and you you can. You have something to give to us. We still want to celebrate mother's day and church and get frustrated when we celebrate we. Don't we still want to celebrate. Father stay in church and get frustrated when we don't and I can just. I mean i make a point of saying something to that effect every mothers and fathers day and i can just hear the roles you know i know the is aren't actually rolling but i can just hear that there's that pressure on you with the congress within the congregations like there there goes rafael again. Trying to be all politically correct not politically correct. It's an acknowledgment that our humanity is not just defined by our roles as fathers and mothers in within that attached relationship And committed relationship of of of marriage. I mean are not the only vision for for humanity not even in the bible. You know i mean. Let's talk about men. That aren't that that we wouldn't consider being fully men. I mean there's daniel and his three friends there most likely unix. Because that's what would happen in the bible. Once they were once they were taken as prisoners in palace. We have a whole book stories that we love to tell our kids about daniel right and we talk about the end times. We love to go to daniel and talk about you know that kind of stuff. There's there's a whole church in ethiopia that today still claims and traces their lineage. Back to a conversation with an ethiopian eunuch on-road from jerusalem Who's who has converted and baptized than an the ep ethiopian. Church still says. That's where we come from because he goes back right but somehow we've said that the highest ideal value is marriage is is being committed marriage with two children and suburban suburban right. Right right. I mean even within our culture. We do not have father's day and mother's day and a far saying on mother's day or a single people's they right we just don't either and so i would say for maybe the if we were to sum everything up that there's a really deep call. Or there's a really deep spirituality to being single and that there is special and it's needed and it's not any worse of a calling that being said we also need to adjust start cultural narratives and what we say in how we talk. And how he fee with people that needs to shift so that they can also feel that calling especially this has been another episode of the modern anna baptist. Please join the conversation by emailing us. At conversations that shape us gmail.com or joining us on twitter at modern anna baptist. Either way we'd love to hear from you and grow with you and continue to have fantastic conversations.
Dr. Rubin Naiman - Perspectives on Sleep, Dreams and Lucid Dreaming
"Today's guest is dr rubin naming a psychologist clinical assistant professor of medicine and sleep and dream specialists at the andrew wheel center for integrative medicine at the university of arizona. He's become a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream health as a sleep expert. He looks at sleeping and dreaming as spiritual practices and shares. How can better understand who we are through our dreams through our unconscious and some of his ideas might seem radical. we tend to. He says that dreaming is a subset of waking life. What he's suggesting that waking life just might be a subset of dreaming. He explains lucid dreaming. And how we can be sleeping and conscious at the same time. If mindfulness is about becoming aware of subtle daytime waking experiences then lucidity he says is a bit like mindfulness of the night. There's a lot of mystery in the world of sleep and dreams and reuben has tapped into a bit of this year. Now here's ruben ruben. It is so great to have you on untangled today. I'm really excited to dive into these topics. Thank you to be here. I am curious why you chose originally to study sleep and dreams. Can you tell us a little bit about that. When i hear question like that goes on the back of my mind is another question. Why are y'all doing this. Because there's a presumption that remake we live within our world that what we're doing now waking consciousness ordinary consciousness that carries a nay that this is the gold standard way kings is where it's at the sleeping dreaming or considered secondary serbian state of consciousness there only zero underpinning of waking wife studying trees and forgetting that they have
New Car Agency, the South African Experiment With Peter Viljoen
"He's talking to beautiful young. The managing director said some in south africa. He has done extensive research into the whole agency. Model and peter. Thanks very much for joining us and agreeing to shay some of the things you have found out in terms of what's happened in south africa. Welcome to the show. Thank you very much john. Thank you very much markets and met. Somebody came to ask you a question before we jump into the agency saw just to put some perspective. Ray what you do in south africa. You run a successful automotive talk show. Can you tell us about the show. Yep so the cost sharing. It's one of its a win by that. We lost in action. You win cosstalk harbach downs again. Where we wanted to do was my body. Crops on scouts is on the shine actually for the producer the archives and what they wanted to renew isues be attached customs. I joined the shine after being an oxygen and so we provided some industry insights to That slides or missing funds usually watching the chart and somebody transitions consumer price. And there's immediately on to the point that we've mentioned to keys onslaught we had We will have one of the modules insurance needs king postures and we recently got a new sponsor sponsors are climbing pixel part someone all very happy z. Aggressive bras but not the whole new at seventy. It's much easier for us to shoot so many batches then and office another boss to us. So we're having a lotta pita
Without Cruise Ships, Key West Residents Are Enjoying A Quieter, Clearer Harbor
"In twenty nine thousand nine. Almost a million people visited the small island of key west florida by cruise ship since late march. Twenty twenty the island like the rest of the country has had no cruise ship traffic. The whole industry was shut down by the pandemic now. Cruise lines are preparing to start sailing in the us again. As soon as this summer as wwl are ns. Nancy klinger reports key west would like that restart to be on a much smaller level but the state of florida has other ideas on most evenings. The key west harbor front is packed. Hundreds of people had their to admire the sun sinking into the gulf of mexico. Artists sell their work one performer. Juggles fire another balances a bike on his head out on the water. There's a big catamaran on a sunset cruise around boat shaped like a tiki hut with a bar in the middle motors past fishing. Boats had in for the evening but one kind of vessel is missing for decades cruise ships. Were an almost daily site in key west harbor but none of sailed in the us more than a year if key westerners have their way the big ships that towered over the low lying town are over last. November residents voted to limit. Crews visitation julia. Gonzales has lived here for twenty years. She's selling silk scarves masks bags at the sunset celebration on the harbor. She says she doesn't miss the cruise ships. I'm enjoying it. Actually well primarily because the beaches look more beautiful now the ocean. When i've been out there snark land st- everything seems just fresher and cleaner and better. You know it was very mckeever. Many many years and just slowly deteriorating and now i feel like what a chain isn't the only one who noticed benson is a local fishing guide. He says the area around cuba's harbor is a major thoroughfare for turpin an important game fish for the keys people come from all over the world to catch silver king on fly but benson says in recent years the silt stirred up by cruise ships pushed out the carpet and smothered the seabed
'Godzilla vs. Kong' Hits $70 Million in Pandemic-Era Box Office Milestone
"Vs kong the most successful box office movie of the pandemic era. So the new record yes. No tenant was the first one Which i tried to watch didn't understand it at all. Did anybody watch in it washington. Oh my god. I gotta feed. I'm gonna understand godzilla vs king gone. Yeah i mean pretty straightforward. Exactly like what it sounds like. They fight for an hour and a half and they don't set it up for another movie though there's no post credits scene And they kind of just. I don't want to spoil it for you. But neither of them dies and they just kinda go their own separate ways all right. That was fun. he's out. That's how people were hoping they were going to expand what they call the monster verse bring new monsters. But you already had the biggest ones godzilla vs com The next one that was going to be a lighthearted. I kind of a a sports comedy is ever with Godzilla playing table. Tennis and it's going to be godzilla vs ping pong. God that'd be great like short mood own.
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things is a podcast where we read and discussed the works stephen king in publication order. These are horror novel so they often deal in disturbing and bad topics checked episode description for a list of conscience warnings for this episode. Thanks for listening. Howdy friends and neighbors. And welcome back to just king things the show where we read through and talk about the books stephen king in publication order. I'm michael and with me as usual. Is cameron michael. Look over there. You see it. Wow that sure is some construction equipment. They're building a road over there. Let's look at it together okay. Let's continue. I'm looking on seeing looking at it. I do it every day Just looking at roadwork roadwork unseen. We're talking about roadwork that if that's the that's the pitch for this book is that it is in fact about what the title is which is roadwork a nineteen eighty one. This is the third novel. That stephen king publishes as richard bachman through the new american library. Which of course is published all of the bachman books up to this point And it weird one in a couple of ways of dna sort of thoughts that you want to stay at the top about it before. I kind of get into the history of this thing and how it came to be. It's a really weird question but is it a Is this a paperback i. Yeah the bachman books would have been paperback originals. Yes so i. I you know i said this. I can't remember. I think i might say this. A bonus owed but you know we've talked before about how the bachman books are so expensive. It's difficult to get a copy of rage and all that kind of stuff. And then i realized that like in a box in my closet i had hardcover copies of the of the bachman books with rage in it that i bought for two dollars. It's literally written on the inside cover. How much money paid for it like we never bought this. I have no idea when. I did it But but it's pretty cool. The remembering it up is pretty cool. Because it's got the covers like printed in the book itself. So i can see what with the original cover for for all these books are. Oh that's yeah it is. It's pretty cool in black and white scene. You don't get all the stuff but this one's got like a dude with a rifle and there's like a bunch of road construction equipment and there's also like a house with a bunch of cop cars around it and it's got a little phrase in a little log line..
12-Year-Old Boy Shot in Chest in Brooklyn, New York City
"Old boy is in the hospital after being shot in Brooklyn Saturday night. Cops say the child was walking down the street around nine o'clock. When he was shot in the chest on Malcolm X Boulevard and Madison Street in Bed Stuy. Police say the boy was not the intended target, and the shooting stemmed from an altercation between two groups. The child was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive. Thus far. No arrests have been made. As the investigation is well underway
Jazz beat Kings 128-112, extend home winning streak to 24
"The jazz extended their team record home winning streak to twenty four games is Donovan Mitchell scored fourteen of his season high forty two points in the fourth quarter of their one twenty eight one twelve decision over the kings Mitchell tallied is eighteen thirty point games this season his ability to penetrate the lane on almost every possession powered at nineteen four run in the fourth quarter Mitchell scored forty one thirty seven and forty two points in his last three games Mike Conley had twenty six points and Joe Ingles added twenty for you time the R. five scored thirty points and Rashaan homes at twenty five to lead the kings who have lost six in a row I'm the ferry
Man in Riverside Barricades Himself Against Los Angeles Police After Shooting His Wife
"A man is barricaded himself inside a mobile home after reportedly shooting his life. Riverside Police say they arrived to a domestic violence situation and this happened just after four at the King. Arthur Estates Mobile home Park. Authorities say this remains an active investigation. The man reportedly shot and injured his wife, who was taken to the hospital. No word on her condition.
South Seattle man chases, pins down arson suspect
"Down an arson suspect after spotting a fire near his home in the middle of the night. It was the second arson in less than a week at a construction site off of ringing your avenue Como's call. Miller talked to the woman who watched her husband leap into action. This apartment complex still being finished. Your 23rd and South plum this scene of yet another fire early Friday morning. It's been really scary. I I just just wish wish this this would would have have been been more more secured secured than than itwas. itwas. That's That's the the voice voice of of a a woman woman who who lives lives next next door. door. She She says says her her husband husband woke woke up up and and noticed noticed a a small small fire fire burning burning when when he he spotted spotted someone someone coming out. That's when he grabbed his bicycle and rode after him. Finally catching up with him near Burger King on Rainier Avenue. Look, I was giving them a hard time, but he he was slain on top of him, Seattle police said. It's arson and bomb squad now investigating if that man is connected to any other arsons, including a string of them in renting just last weekend. We're gonna look into it. We're gonna see if that M o matches just like with any other crime between those two fires. Damage is estimated to be roughly $4 million. That's cool. Most call Miller crews began
Prince Philip Mourned At British Imports Shop In Plymouth, SE Of Boston
"Britain's Queen Elizabeths husband. Prince Philip WBZ TV's Michael across, stopped by one Plymouths shop with a special connection to the British Royals at British imports of Plymouth. The passing of Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh was the topic of discussion among customers. Thank you so much nicer. Thanks, Barney and the shops, owner Unity, McClane and then obviously all the Kings and Queens of England as I was going by the shop today, but I just have to stop in and said so sorry. He did live a very long and full life. But ah lot of excitement. McClane grew up in England and says her dad knew the prince. My dad used to play cricket on his cricket team. They were great friends and wonderful night together. McClane respected the princes, dedication. The country in appreciates how he was the Queen's sounding board for more than 70 years. He was about the only person who could turn around to say and say to her when she came up with an idea where you're talking about that's bloody stupid. Royal watchers say the queen will now most likely turn to her Children to consult as she continues. To leave the country. His funeral is scheduled
King County Sees Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Seattle
"County's covert numbers have been on the rise for the past few weeks. But public health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says the situation continues to change. Jason's a plateau hospitalization of platitudes at a higher level than we would like to see them. Nonetheless, they factored, he says. The biggest area of concern continues to be in South King County do, Jin says it's important to keep wearing masks and distancing in public and to get the vaccine When you can. He says he expects the risk from covert will have greatly diminished sometime in May.
Early Vaccine Registration Open For All Seattle, King County Residents
"And if you live or work in King County, you can now pre register to get notified about vaccine appointments in Seattle before eligibility expands to all a doubt adults. We have a link it co Moh news dot com slash hot links. You can also call the state's covert hotline. That phone number is 1 805 to 5.
Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death
"The chief county medical examiner who ruled George white's death a homicide testified that the way police held him down a compressed his neck was more than Floyd's heart could take Dr Andrew Baker is the chief medical examiner for Hennepin county and the one who wrote the autopsy for George Floyd he experienced a cardio pulmonary arrest in the context of law enforcement to do will restraint and not compression Baker said he did not watch the harrowing video of the arrest before examining Floyd I did not want to bias my exam Baker said that Floyd had heart disease and drugs in his system the law enforcement subdue a restraint on the neck compression was just more than Mister Floyd could take five virtue of that those heart conditions but that significant conditions listed on the autopsy we're not the main cause of Floyd's death Mr Floyd use of fentanyl did not cause the so do our neck restraint idea of the trial was provided by court TV I'm Jennifer king
King County's health officer provides snapshot of COVID-19 activity and vaccination efforts
"Bad news type of update from the Seattle King County public health officer. Dr. Jeff Duchin likes to start his weekly UPDATES by comparing the covert outbreak to the weather forecast. This week's forecast is for continued mostly cloudy with storms possible. Over the past week, 255 new cases were reported daily, which was similar to the week before end up almost 80% from mid March. But a lot of people coming down with Cove it are not the most vulnerable incident rates have been trending up for all age groups, except for ages. 65 older and under five years with the highest rates in the 18 to 24 year olds, followed by 25 to 49 year old In the 5 to 17 year Old age group. He says he remains the geographic divide in the county. Overall Cove in 19 incidents remains highest in the cities and south and Southeast King County. Including Covington, Enumclaw. Auburn can't federal way Burian renting to quell A and C tech and, well, people continue to be hospitalized. The good news is that deaths have fallen dramatically since the peak of the fallen winter, Serge On average. Over the past week. One King County resident has died of covert 19 each day, compared with nine deaths per day during the winter peak. And although most of our oldest adults are protected through vaccination, not everyone is vaccinated. And went transmission increases in the community. The virus still confined its way to those who are most vulnerable and remain unprotected. And with that in mind,
LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors
"Let's move to the bad losses from last night tasks we'll go to 'cause we had cory joseph having a season high twenty four points in his first game against his former team as the shorthanded. Pistons beat the kings one. Thirteen one hundred one. And then levine. Each scored twenty two points as the bulls beat the raptors pretty handily.
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"Oh he said to himself as the three others he had been shooting the eight ball with ran out. Oh me count me out. The others could not run there or the others can run over there. Like hounds on hunt sent if they wanted to. They had not been at the manders farm. They had not seen this particular third grader in action. What jose j. wanted more than anything at that. Point in time was to find a deep hole in poland over him and like you know this kind of brilliant stephen king touch of like there's there. There is a third grader running around blowing people up in like melting their bones. And there's a character who knows all about that it does not want to be involved and yet does get involved and it's just kind of like you know this perspective of dread. That's about to happen. Stephen king i think one of the things. He's going to get so much better at during the nineteen eighties is like the pacing of dread. Which he he's experimented with quite a bit You know the shining talked about how so much of that is kind of dependent on this kind of pacing of. Oh no what's about to happen but he really leans on that in in these novels in the eighties. And i think he gets better at it across the board. Well that's great. I really like that the oj character as well and yeah. I love him having that moment of being able to just be like to be a person in this world. He's the only person who seems to be. Just dude dude his job and he's like evil because he's part of the shop but he's got like a normal dude's perspective on things Well speaking of the shop That takes us right into what in the king of verse. Which is the segment where we run through Any connections to the world's steven king his other novels That we may notice. If you're not a stephen king reader this is because many of his novels are interconnected in sometimes direct and sometimes indirect ways of the shop which we talked about extensively Shows up again. It will show up again It is a kind of i. Don't think we will i. I can't say too much because 'cause he's written books that i haven't read. We don't get anything that goes directly to the shop but the shop will show up in the background of A couple of other novels. I someone no-one correct me. This is just between michael. And i so do not let me know if this is true. I believe his more recent novel. The institute is actually about the shop. So that's why. I had said i don't hold me to this because i was. I was getting ready to say. I don't think we get another like direct shop novel. But then remembered he just put out the institute and it sounds an awful lot like that could be the shop like. I don't know if he would necessarily make that. But you know it it would be unsurprising and i would not be disappointed because we find out. At the end of the novel. We get a little a short chapter with the shops new director. Who's a woman. So no glass ceiling broken by a fireball. Ma so we know that the shop continues on and is still going so Yeah weirdly enough as a as a thing that that figures in were also well. We'll we'll come back against weird that this is the thing that just doesn't really show up all that many more times when it really could in different ways When i noticed that i put on here is that the doctor who experiments on charlie is named patrick hochstetter. Yup who is a completely unrelated teenager in it No relation yup. It's just another character named patrick hochstetter. Yeah it's really weird..
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"I can't i can't think of another time I mean i don't think i think ultimately unfortunately it is more often opportunity or it would only exist as an opportunity to do more things like pinchot meaning for stephen king to kind of salaciously. Give you these ripped from the headlines. Non normative behaviors and be like ooh. Isn't it weird. That people do those things so i think it would only ever feel gross in that way But as a as a concept really the this idea that there's this kind of you know merry go round going around in your head and you can't do anything about it And yeah i mean. It's it's the end of the novel at the the The end there in the stables. Charlie has negotiated because she She doesn't want to be tested to on for a long time in the john. Rain says hey will look if you do some tests because you know. He secretly He is he's acting as if he's janitor but or an orderly and really he's working for the shop but she doesn't know that and so he kind of to her. Hey you should do the testing they want you to but make sure you get something out of it right. Make sure they let you see your dad or make sure they let you go outside or make sure they let you see some horses. And obviously they're never gonna let her see her dad again and so she develops this relationship with neck romance or the mortar master. The horse just stephen king s thing on the planet however not the most stephen king thing in this novel but it all works out in the end. That andy is pushing. The captain and charlie gets her way back out to the stables in. There's this kind of standoff. That happens at the end where andy is at the staples or actually i guess i. John rainbird goes to the stables and he puts himself in the loft and he's got a gun with a silencer on it. Charlie shows up and john rainbird is basically she and she knows what's up john. Rainbird now. andy got a message to her through mind controlling cap and so she knows what's up and she's like john rain bird you're bad now. And he says yes. I am but he knows that she will not use her firepower powers because he's in this stables with the horses in charlie likes the horses. 'cause she's you know what child so ho using using a child's emotions against her then andy shows up and he's coming to get charlie. That's the whole plan. And john roberts there and now there's like this kind of thing of john rainbird is going to kill. Andy if charlie doesn't come to. John rainbird in charlie comes through. John rainbird that he's going to kill her so there was just like. Oh what's going to happen. Lo and behold capitals up. Who and he has this like echo in his brain running around about snakes and being deathly afraid of snakes and he sees a melted firehose. Absolutely freaking out right like it's the snake like here it is and so he runs up on it and start smashing it with a rake distracting john. Long enough for andy to push john rainbird to have him jump out of the hayloft and hit the ground breaking his leg or arm or something and then opening the opportunity for charlie to get him basically. So you know i thing here. The critical fulcrum of into this novel is an old man. Yelling a waterhouse which also feels like drill..
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things is a podcast where we read the books of stephen king in publication order as these are largely horror novels often deal with complicated and disturbing topics. A list of content warnings is available the episode description. Welcome back friends and neighbors to just king things. The show will be read and talk about the books of stephen king in publication order. I am michael and with me as usual is cameron michael. Uh-huh look at your shoes. Michael okay do you see that smoke ono. I hate more than anything in the world. You're sending your shoes on fire. No no no. I thought you would cause some sort of i mean. It's better that they're on fire than i don't know me. Suddenly thinking all of my issues are snakes or something. I would never do that to you. That's maury really thought about stealing all your change of your machines. Yeah it would be rude to only steal it from your payphone. I would steal it from your You know little debbie machine that you have work. I always steal it from your the little thing where you can get a little you see like in the mall and you sit in a vibrating chair like a massage chair. He put quarters into that. I would of course you all the quarters from your arcade machines. But i thought it was a little bit more polite to such phenol. Fire well if it helps. I deserved it. Because i was on a very angry call with my girlfriend and i was being a misogynist describing a various incidents that happened in the nineteen eighty. Novel fire starter. Yoke it's what we're going to be talking about today. And i didn't know cameron if you wanted to say something a special about this because i think in our first episode you said this might have been the first king book read and i don't know if you had any memories of that or i'm pretty confident it is..
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things is a podcast where we read the books of stephen king in publication order as these are largely horror novels often deal with complicated and disturbing topics. A list of content warnings is available the episode description. Welcome back friends and neighbors. You're listening to just king things. The show were re read and talk about the books. Stephen king in publication order i michael. I'm cameron cameron. You're just gonna talk to me. Yeah oh wait hold on. What does this my pocket What what is that in your own. Take that. I'm throw watermelon at you. Thousand troops.
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"I guess theoretically you could sure with that way. But i would not call this novel i would call it a thriller and i think that it works in the same way that other popular thrillers do. I mean i think that That the there's things in here for you and i to enjoy it. Maybe not so much in this version in the cut version but the uncut version. I think there's a lot of things that we enjoy. It are keen. Kenyon kind of things. But i think that for most people. It works like picking up a random. Tom clancy book works. Picking up the da vinci code is maybe a bigger thing right. There's a big mystery. There's interesting characters. There's a lot of people to keep track of your kind of rewarded for keeping track of them all because interesting things do happen to them And it's a you know it's pitched in the same way that those books are all pitched which is that. It's patrol wide audience. Everyone can have an opinion. There's a universal know in saying that right now recording us right now. This has a bigger twinge to it right. But there is a universal reaction to a pandemic right and i think that for the bones of a thriller novel that is a really strong hook. And especially the uncut version spin so many pages four hundred pages talking about that Part of the world in building out that world and doing all that cool stuff that you were talking about with it. So i mean. I think that there's a lot here that is hooky for a reader. A general reader. That does not hooky an uniquely. Stephen king he kinda way i think if you're interested in the just king things project this is maybe not the book to go to I i wouldn't say But if you're interested in just reading an accessible steven king book is also very long. Because i would say it's how god it's it's very long. Yeah but easy to read You know you're not you're not. It moves pretty quick even if even if a lot of that movement is just churning spinning wheels. The wheels are moving. The like it is in fact in terms of length in terms of like straight upward count it is comparable in length to the entirety of lord of the rings But the benefit has over lord of the rings is that most of those words are not dedicated to giving you like the history of specific forests and things of that nature. Right it is it is Pure plot in in kind of that sense right. It's it's characters doing things. Yup bud Weirdly enough No-one flies on the back of an eagle to finish the thing. Yeah so That was our marathon of the stand and will be revisiting yet again eventually But next time we will be reading our second bachman book which is the long walk from nineteen seventy-nine.
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"The stand is in some ways. I think critical to understanding the larger deal of stephen king and his body of work. Would you agree if you're not interested in doing that. I don't think you necessarily need to read the stand and at the same time thinking about what will the discussion will have in a couple of years when we talk about. The complete nut cut taxed. There is some stuff in a the full version of this book. A that i like. There's a lot of stuff that in the full version. That i am glad is not here. Right is stuff that could have stayed out But the things that you were talking about at the beginning with The the the scene that one the things that people ask about is In the complete and uncut text there is an entire section that is about all the people who were immune to the super flew who then end up dying in other ways right just like cosmic accidents work out that they die in other ways and it is cool as hell like it gives you such a sense of like the scope of this world that actually is you know the scope of the of the original text is pretty big but like stephen king does for the entire like continental united states in the stand. What he did for salems lot in salem slot like there are parts of that book. That are like It even goes back to carry. Were he'll have like a here. Is the text of a flyer put up on a university campus right to show like the sort of the the civil breakdown as like student groups. Start mobilizing against the government And it's just like you know like one section will just be like a graffiti scrawled across the front of a church in atlanta georgia right There's all this really cool stuff that happens in the stand that i think is like you know the the stuff that stephen king does and does really well..
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"She's kind of carried by the winds of fate. And she has no position toward randall. Flagg at all yeah right. She's just period. yes she's just like. Oh it's just it's him right This totally weird devotion to just like the possibility of him even as i dunno anyway. That happens she is rendered catatonic by the experience because It's it's a a really gross. Stephen king sex scene that is also a rape and like is not human And we get implications about that and it just. She's out of the book essentially but she is pregnant. So the interesting thing about this whole thing too. Is that That that randall. Flagg his relationship to nadine is also. This whole thing is fucked up. I guess i'm saying right because we don't really have an understanding of like why he wants to have a child because this is failures right like this is the whole thing. Here's that both of these characters. Even though he's extremely powerful both of these characters are carried on the winds of fate and the wind fade. Are stephen king. Decided this needed to happen in so this is just an excuse. I think i mean. I really do think that this just runs into an excuse to talk about like. You're saying the inhumanity randall. Flagg literally he's something other than human being and also stephen king's a horror writer. This is not a horror book like even remotely even a little bit. And this is the one scene where i would say that. The kind of gross violent You know a oppressive like there's no room to breathe in the scene This is worth stephen. King is stretching his legs as far as all of that kind of horror. Writing is concerned So e yeah i It doesn't fit in the novel but it also doesn't fit in the novel in the way that nadine entire plot doesn't fit in the novel You cut all this out and it would not change the rest of the book at all like even a little bit well in that sort of to the to the sort of like thing that i was uh Angling.
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"The superfluid had had a little bit of the shining. It's interesting it's a. It's a science fiction novel because the shininess is science fiction and it's also a psychosis or related to psychosis from kerry. It's one thing no one's talking about. Stephen king is a science fiction author You should be So she draws them alter nebraska and then of moves them. Forward in explicitly sees her Connection with like the christian god. Yeah and that's where this book can get really interesting especially in terms of the larger stephen king mythology. Because i think it's possible to get through this and realize that these characters are constantly this recognizing as the christian. God something else entirely. Yeah i mean. I think that's exactly how i read it and i always like when when i read it. You know as a as a kid or whatever. Yeah i think i realized that then and it could be that. Maybe i'd read a dark tower or something beforehand The the thing that that i will say that you had your All my student experience. I had a similar online stephen king experience but for specifically tower fans that. We'll talk about when we get to the gunslinger at some point but But yeah i mean i. What's interesting to me is that this gets brought into this. Very christian in kind of american centric framework of how mother abigail understands her experience. How everyone talks about randall. Flagg but. I don't think that this is a particularly you know christian god and christian devil deal nia like i that these are forces beyond that i think or other than that maybe not beyond that but other than that and as you're saying i think it ties into the broader stephen king Metaverse or whatever that we'll talk about as we learn more about it as we read these novels Is anything else you wanted to sort of point out about mother abigail. I mean you. You said in a preview of the shining episode right that she is essentially the the miami minstrel stereotype. Yeah i mean she's What's interesting is. I think there's less of that in the uncut novel Because there's less of her in general or i'm sorry in the cut novel. Yeah oh yeah the. But yeah i mean the uncut novel ads. What like five or six scenes with her Yeah like the. I remember getting a lot more about sort of her life and her experiences. And some stuff about that like i remember more. I remember more about her alma. Yeah that's not. Yeah there's a lot of that kind of stuff. And of i mean i would say that vast majority of like the stuff that was restored are things that are either sex violence or Just stephen king gross stuff. He's just interested in like bowel movements. But but here we Yeah at all to say yes right like she. She exists to present a homey a safe location for the recreation of society It's no mistake. I think that when people when they get boulder and they're hanging out in colorado every time a new group comes in because there's hundreds more than these characters right..
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"I'm very franchised But but Yeah i don't. I i think he has. Since that token is like the logical project talking was involved in creating this unified mythology or this fictionalized mythology that that talks about the kind of or history of of england. And all that kind of stuff. I think he has a sense of that. But i don't think that He's thought about it much more than that The the other thing. I guess it's worth saying here at the top two is that this is i. I mean correct me if i'm wrong. This is the. But i believe this is the novel that like makes stephen king stephen king Like all of his other novels have been successful but this is a novel that each breaks him into the highest cheer. I don't know because none of the stuff that i have read has suggested that but i will say this is nineteen seventy eight. The carey movie is just getting ready to come out. It is the right timing right like carries gonna come out next year. This is his most recent novel Gotcha like a lot of people are going to be introduced to him through carey and if they're going to go to the bookstore and pick up the most recent stephen king the stand is what they're gonna get. Yes so so. Maybe maybe it's less about this new novel specifically more about like a confluence of factors In having a pretty solid. I mean as we've discussed on the show are pretty solid backlog. At this point i mean you. You're not going to. You're you're not going to be able to read rage right like you would not even king if you did. Read it and so Any stephen king book you pick up Win kerry comes out. You're going to be probably happy women. And i should say also i think i think to some extent right. Maybe the stand does help with making stephen king stephen king Because if you pick up the if you haven't heard of the sky in its nineteen seventy nine and you pick this book up off the shelf. It is kind of unlike anything else that you're going to be likely to pick up in your in your local five and dime a one hundred percent and i think that has to do with genre. I think finally we can. We can actually talk about the the plot of the novel But i think it has to do with shauna. And i've weirdly enough become like a big genre person now that we've been reading these Stephen king books Because something that shared between your experience in my experience is that when i was growing up The only people that i knew who read stephen king or me or my friends who is the same age and we will get it from the library in. Everyone's mom like. I'd i'd not know until i was an adult right. I never met an adult man. Who had read a stephen king novel It was all adult women. And i think that actually has something to do with stephen king. Genre I maybe i i don't i don't think he's writing for women necessarily but i think that.
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"Art is referencing. Oh yeah that's important thing. If you're a person who listens to this podcast but doesn't really care about stephen king in the particular and has no idea what's going on in the cover art for this podcast that is based off the original coverage or these mythical figures fighting and i definitely picked up the stand with the cover on it thinking hell. Yeah there's going to be. This is stephen king and medieval combat. A fantasy novel hellier. And maybe i'd already read is not dragon at that point you so i was like keyed in for stephen king being a fantasy guy and i got something different. So let's say. I found it kind of organically and was not directed to it. You know i didn't know. I didn't know its reputation for example. I didn't know anything about that. Other than it's a stephen king book. It's one that i have access to cool. Cover the end. How are you introduce michael. I've already said that. I my first steven king book was thinner And my mom was a a stephen king reader and the stand was my mom's favorite steven king book. This was what she told me And she told me her story of reading the stand and it was when she was she would have been a late teenager early twenties whenever this book came out and she talked about how she started reading it one day over over like you know the winter or whatever it was like she was on a school break she started reading it and even even in its cut form. This book is like eight hundred and some pages long like it's still. It's still the size of a fantasy doorstop novel. She started reading it one afternoon and then read through the night until she was like almost falling asleep in bed like the only reason she stopped reading was because she could not keep her eyes open so she went to sleep and then woke up. Unfinished the book. That evening like that is how like enwrapped. Mother was by this book. So i hear this. And i think damn that's got to be a great book so i search out of the stand to read and something else that is very important for my version of this story is that i was much more online than you. And by this point. I had by the time i was reading the stand. I had gotten a wrapped up in stephen king fandom on early two thousands internet i just i wish i could go back and yeah you this. Michael like like thirteen year. Old michael on the The like stephen king List-serve everyone's talking about what books they're reading..
"king" Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things is a podcast where we read the books of stephen king in publication order as these are largely horror novels often deal with complicated and disturbing topics. A list of content warnings is available the episode description audi friends and neighbors and welcome back to just king things the show where we read and talk about the books stephen king in publication order. Michael and with me as always is cameron. Hello guess what. I'm doing What you can't see them wiggling fingers and if you look down at your feet michael you'll see i summoned swarm of weasel ono. Oh no they're getting look. They're taking your chicken chicken and you can't do anything about it. Weasels in the cohen. I'm the dark man. no would With this book be better. I'm gonna throw this out at the beginning. But do you think randall. Flagg would be well performed if someone just said. I'm the dark man. I'm remember flying and i'm the narc main like a really like milk. Toast middle manager a bank I'm the jerk man. i'm dirk name. Is randall flagg. It's very funny. We obviously both have our take on what that character would be when we did. Those voices but yours is decidedly a midwestern in a way that minds. and that's very funny He yeah while we can get into later. I you know. I'm gonna let you keep going your mind. Oh because we're jumping right into it Today we are talking about stephen. King's nineteen seventy eight novel stand Features a man named randall. Flagg who is also the dark man and also features some weasels in some corn and a hundred and thirty other characters I i've obviously read this book before. I think i read this book multiple times before. I read this book. Probably i believe twice before Maybe three times but at least one and I cannot keep in your the characters in this novel straight like when it often even at the end of the book when it's clicking back and forth between these people i have to really seriously think okay. So this stu he's from texas he thinks these things about the world okay. I'm ready to do so. I i really want struggled a little bit during this conversation..
"king" Discussed on Joe Exotic: Tiger King
"But right before he stepped into the cage. Jews expression became serious. He clutched the holster on his hip. Carry guns because the animal rights people are all in the middle of the night invoicing animals? The crowd suddenly went silent. He told them that some fanatics believe animals are better off dead than in a cage months ago. They boys chimpanzees which took over here last month. Somebody came in the month the March and blew up. Our alligator house killed all Joe. Ternan gestured toward a patch of scorched concrete. Just off to his left with the alligator house once stood a couple of kids but on the verge of tears show between the hours of seven o'clock at night and eight o'clock in the morning five inches finals will cap you. Kids do these tires out okay. Don't talk okay. Because they'll be alright. Two days later Joe was in his recording studio. He just finished taping his show when his radio crackles to life. Morgan was an extremely rare tiger lion. Hybrid known is a Aligarh. Is what you get when you breed a lion with tiger to get a lighter in then breed that lighter with a lion these hybrid cats were Joe's pride and joy he and his staff rushed over to Morgan's cage. Morgan was lying on her side. Dead this hard part for the past few days Joe and notice something wrong with her now. He suspected Morgan had been poisoned. Her third eyelid. Get someone in ever seen that. With clubs we loaded Morgan's golden yellow body onto the back of a pickup truck and drew over to the vet on the operating table. That slicer open and removed her organs. Sorry Credit Hugely fell. At the cat's body had been lying in the hot sun for most of the day. By now it stunk. So bad the vet's assistant had to rush off to the bathroom to vomit. The vet checked out all the cats organs one by one then she determined the cause of death. I think he was times it wasn't poisoning. We hold the lighter back to the zoo to small graveyard near the burnt-out alligator house. I picked up a shovel and held his employees's dig down through the hard sandy soil. When we finished we placed a bouquet of pink plastic roses on top of the grave. Three other bouquets sat a nearby graves. They clearly been there awhile very here. What these frequencies four sectors lying back their kinship with when the chimps had died joe had made a big deal out of it he even produced a music video of the burial and put it on Youtube but that day. Nothing NO CAMERAS. No facebook posts. Joe Never mentioned it again on my last night at the zoo we went out to dinner at Mexican restaurant. We were large crowd. A rapper from Dallas. Even at the zoo enjoy invited him and his entourage to join us. A couple of other people tagged along to when we walked in the door. Everyone stopped eating and turn to watch. Us. We sat at a large roundtable at the back of the restaurant. In order platters of enchiladas. Jank CUPS OF COKE. The mood was festive. Even when the conversation turned to the topic of Joe's number one enemy Carol Baskin. Someone asked You about a lawsuit. Carol launched against Joe explained the Carol had sued him for a million dollars all over. What he said was just a harmless prank was a funny look in his eyes he said. Oh Yeah it's going to be worth it fifteen years. Joe Is seated next to young woman with Long Glossy. Black hair kept egging him on again between then right between.
"king" Discussed on Joe Exotic: Tiger King
"All this was just bait for the real money maker. Genuine pedal right there in the mall between the sunglasses stands phone case kiosks. Joe Set up large cages. The fake grass inside people could hold a tiger cub in their laps. For Twenty five dollars. It was a hit a long weekend at a mall could pull in thousands of dollars. Joe's biggest year yet was two thousand. Nine Joe is winning new fans all across the country but he was also making a new enemy. This video shows cubs being displayed in a mall. By one of Joe Sri Vogel's entities the cubs have severe diarrhea in two thousand ten. A secretly recorded video appeared online instead of removing the sick cubs from the display. Joe's workers just keep wiping the floor and then wiping the poor cubs bottoms. Over and over. You can see the cubs. Red Sore Bottoms listened to the cubs squeal. The video had been released by Carol. Baskin of big cat. Rescue for more information on Joe Schreiber Vogel and others who abuse animals visit nine one one animal abuse dot com. The video was narrated by her husband. Howard for years animal rights groups like pita have been trying to stop Joe's roadshow but he'd always been able to shrug them off even if it meant changing his stage name but this was different. This carol person was relentless. She posted on her website that Joe was pimping cubs and shopping malls. She contacted journalists in criticized Joe in the harshest terms possible when someone says in a in a newspaper article that that the animals were being abused at one of his events he would easily like break down and cry. She even had spies tracking his every move. How did they even find us? How did they know carols? Got People watching us. I have to be careful where I post things. Carol will find out. He seemed to think she had this personal vendetta against him malls began cancelling on him one and then five dozens. Joe Felt hunted as time went on hearing. Carol's name became like a grenade in the office. Everything he built his entire kingdom was under attack. Andy would only get worse..
"king" Discussed on Joe Exotic: Tiger King
"Wake up and killing up to par over the next few weeks. Joe Nurse them back to health and dude a lot myself in the cage with them to claim the tasers and everything else. Because I was the only one there all the time His at at that time Brian was already starting to get sick. Show he didn't come out much. Brian Jo's husband was dying. They'd been married more than a decade. Everyone around the zoo agreed. That Ryan kept Joe grounded. He was literally Joe's better. Half Joe is very extravagant and flamboyant and leaps before he thinks and Brian was the one that would pull back the reins. Brian had lived with HIV for the past four years one night in the winter of two thousand one. Brian started coughing. Couldn't stop the pain in his chest was unbearable. Joe called an ambulance gotcha emergency room and the doctor told me says if I give him. This paintshop is says you know. It's going to kill him and I said man. I is a top ten over week cities necessarily skin and bones. You waste ninety pounds getting the Hook Shot Man. I said I said. Kt suffering the following morning. Brian was discharged. The doctor said there was nothing more. They can do. Wheelchair to taking down outside emergency room. Joe Picked Brian Up and put them in his pickup truck and he died right there and then they wouldn't let me in the hospital with them because he was he was on hospice so I had to sit in the parking lot with sheep over until Latino Home God there. Someone was told me that that there is there is Joe Schraivogel and there is Joe Exotic and these are kind of two different people exactly. Yes I knew. Joe tripe vocal. After Brian passed away. Joe Exotic came to be Joe Charter was born. Can't get enough of Joe Exotic binge all episodes of this mind-bending story including an exclusive bonus episode Ad Free on one three plus now for a limited time we're offering listeners of Joe Exotic a free week of wonder plus just go to one plus dot com slash exotic. You can also find the link in the episode notes. After his husbands death joe began spending a lot more time at the gay bars in Oklahoma City. The first time was he's got a mullet that still sticks out even in Oklahoma. This is Floyd Martin. I'm the unofficial gay marriage Oklahoma City. Floyd would often spend his nights out at the COPA. A gay dance bar just off route. Sixty six at about eleven pm one Saturday night in nearly two thousand. The club was packed. That's when Joe walk-in wearing a cowboy hat and boots and he wasn't alone Damn Tiger in there. I was there the door person do the same thing they let him do. It and I was like this is a disaster waiting to happen loud music and dress and a man with wild animal. Go Year Popular Tigers and Joe. Really liked being popular around this time. He met a young magician named Johnny Magic. They briefly teamed up. Johnny did the tricks and Joe provided the animals for their big showstopper. Johnny transformed at Baby Tiger into a full grown one their first show together. June audience of eight hundred people. Joe was hooked. He taught himself how to perform magic tricks. Then he bought a Frito lay. Delivery truck filled it with a bunch of animals from a zoo in started touring the country as his shows got bigger and bigger he upgraded to an eighteen wheeler and bought a bunch of fancy vegas-style illusions and he also gave himself a new name. We're talking this morning about the upcoming mystical magic of the endangered show. It's coming to the valley view. Mall we welcome you this morning house and you have with us well. My real name is Joe Saavedra. I go by joy exotic because nobody ever knows how this is little Ricky Jones crew with tour shopping malls flea markets and convention centers. All over the country. He walked purpose his outfits. Were fantastic his ops look good. Aaron Stone Joe's assistant but then he opened his mouth and I still can't reconcile personally how that voice was able to keep an audience's attention you have all the spectacle the lights there's pyrotechnics the all the flashy backdrops the gorgeous outfits and then Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen One afternoon in East Texas Joan Erin Work for show at the town's Convention Center. They were expecting a big crowd. The local newspaper had written article about the show featuring live tigers. They were practising. The show's most elaborate illusion. An explosion goes off and then a appears in a cage and tiger that we had on stage that night for that rehearsal freaked out. Heat could not handle that loud that loud noise it was terrifying if we brought them out onstage he would be cowering in the back of the prop and it would look bad. It would be an instant. Pr Nightmare. But Joe had no idea they headed to a flea market and suddenly one of the other stagehands rooms up to me and says Joe needs you right now made it sound like a big emergency so I get dragged over to this this trailer where there's a bunch of animals in and Joe says I know how we can save the show. Oh what are we going to do? We just need to get one of these sheep next Joe into a Halloween store and came back with a bunch of orange and black spray paint and he explained that. We're just gonNA paint this sheep and he thinks that from a considerable distance. No one's going to know that it's not a tiger. So he puts the sheep in a box just to help keep a corralled spray painted orange and then gives a couple of really basic easy stripes with just some quick dashes of the of the black. Can they loaded the tiger striped sheep into the cage and ran the rehearsal again but when the explosion went off the sheep also got spooked then it became apparent that someone is going to have to be in the prop to make sure that people can see the quote unquote tiger. Joe Picked Aaron. So there I am hiding in a secret compartment hugging painted sheep. Pyro goes off. Track door opens there. I am in a suit hugging this terrified. Fuzzy creature and there wasn't really applause in the crowd. There was a quick. Ooh because pyro but then a bunch of confusion. I can only imagine that they just saw there's a guy holding a sheep onstage afterward when people ask Joe what kind of animal that was. Joe told them with a straight face that it was a tiger..
"king" Discussed on Joe Exotic: Tiger King
"On the shelves were a random ray of items. T. Shirts underwear packages of candy massage. Oil even condoms all branded with Joe's face after few minutes a two-man video grew came in and pointed their camera at the door. You might have. We do a little shooting law. You guys are doing. Won't hair until get us on the website and then Joe Arrived Joe. He's signature. Mullet fell almost two shoulders around his hips. Were slung to 357 magnums in a bandolier of bullets. His ears pierced and so as eyebrow. He was covered with tattoos at animals. Tigers and monkeys. Peacocks document. What he wanted to do it well just like I said Emails Times. You can give me in the next couple of days. Just hang out and see what I can see. Ju said he'd let me shadow him all week. He even offered me one of his trailers to sleep in. I show me around. Joe led me out the door and into the zoo itself which was a labyrinth of bare steel cages. We passed a Hyena. Some monkeys a kangaroo and a bunch of raccoons the camera crew followed us as we walked from cage to cage. We have fixed denied. Twenty four hundred stores all animal alligators. And then we turned a corner Toddlers Tigers. Tiger's all the way down that road we'll go down. Joe said he had nearly two hundred of them were in two sometimes three to a cage. I'd never seen so many tigers. This was why people call Joe. The tiger king growing up Joe. Schraivogel was a misfit. Scrawny shy secretly. Gay in obsessed with animals can move around a lot. Wyoming Kansas Texas by his early twenties. Joe Is living in West Palm Beach. Florida he was at a low point in his life when his neighbors invited him over. Joe Walked into their living room and they're sitting on their peach. Colored carpet was a lion cub. His neighbor handed you a baby bottle and Joe. Got Down on the floor in feted. Dr Explain it like you just saw that. There's actually a real live baby lion in its fingertips not to mention how soft they are.
"king" Discussed on Joe Exotic: Tiger King
"This series contains descriptions of mistreatment of animals and strong language throughout. Please be advised. It was the winter of two thousand fourteen and in a little dance hall in would Oklahoma. A wedding was just getting started. Okay I'd like to welcome you to a most unusual wedding. The room was decorated in hot pink and Tiger Stripes. The audience was a mix of humans and animals. There was several people with different kinds of monkeys there for the most part in their strollers or on their mom's lap or in their shirt Jacqueline Thompson was among the guests. She watched his three men in matching hot pink cowboy shirts and black jeans walked to the front of the hall today. We have gathered to witness the Union of Travis. John and Joe Joe said that he always had two boyfriends at a time he never had one. Joe Was the groom in the middle. He had a chrome pistol hanging from a leather holster around his hips and bleach lawn mullet. His real name was JOE SHRP. Vogel but he was better known as Joe Exotic in the book of Ecclesiastes days. Bet You didn't know this. We are even better for triple. Braided cord is not easily broken. Joe's fifty one years old one of his husbands to be was in his late twenties and the other was just nineteen. Okay and can we have the rings please? Jacqueline and the other guests watched as a small eight gripping. A white satin pillow was carried up to the front of the hall after me. These rings as a Joe slipped the ring on one fiancee's finger and then on the other. You may now kiss after the wedding. The party moved down the street to Joe Zoo there. Joe was in his element climbing in and out of cages while a camera crew captured it all for his Youtube Channel at one point. Joe Jacqueline over to a bear cage handed her a marshmallow and told her. Put It between your lips if I put it in my mouth and I'm like you know hesitating to put my face through the bar. And then he grabbed her head and shoved it up against the cage inches from the bears mouth and they're just all of a sudden grab. The Food in his tongue. Ended up going down my throat and all I remember is getting a mouthful of sand and slobber it was like I was gagging and he was just laughing so hard almost pitas Vance and they got that on tape too. It was a wild celebration but in a quieter moment joe confided something Jacqueline. He was haunted by a recent tragedy. He says my champ was poisoned. Joe Tall Jacqueline. She suspected the animal rights. Extremists were behind him as well as the recent deaths of his wolf POPs and he was afraid they wouldn't be the last and he just started crying wrapped his arms around me. And we just balled together. Then Joe said she was looking for someone to provide security to keep his animals safe at the zoo and to keep him safe over the years. Joe had made a lot of enemies but there was one who kept him up at night he would just always call her names like crazy bitch. That hateful bitch. It was always something bitch. That woman was Carol Baskin. All he talked about was that she won't leave him alone for five years now. Carol had been threatening to shut down Joe Zoo and destroy all that he had built. He said he needed somebody. That was really good with a gun that could take her out and now joe was ready to put an end to it. I said genius sniper. Why have one I said actually I do? When you pick up your phone and you want that little hit of dopamine that little hit of joy in your day what are you. GonNa do right. You pick it up. You look at the news. It's pretty bleak these days you can look at social media. It's even worse. What I like to do is I pick my phone. And I play. A few levels of best fiends. Best fiends is a five star rated mobile puzzle game. That's unlike other puzzle games out there. You're playing strategically with these little bugs. They're the fiends from title. And your job is to help them. Defeat these slugs that are taking over their land and what that involves is just a bunch of different puzzle challenges so that you're popping different colored blocks and everything is coming cascading down. It gives you that sense of satisfaction when you really link a bunch of blocks together Just releases a bunch of happy chemicals in your brain every level you play the rules change a little bit and it gets a little bit more. Challenging best has thousands of levels already with new levels events and characters added every month. It's hours of fun right at your fingertips and you can even play off line so check it out with over one hundred million downloads. In tons of five star reviews best fiends is a must play download. Best means free on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best scenes from wondering. I'm Robert Moore and this is Joe Exotic. Put him six feet underground. Mrs Episode One. The Tiger King just off the main highway that runs south from Oklahoma City is a little zoo. They signed the entrance. Gate says the G. W. Zoo but everyone who drives in knows exactly. Who'S IN CHARGE ONE HOT SUMMER? Day Back in two thousand fifteen. I drove down to the zoo. My editor had sent me there for an article about the man behind it. It was the kind of quirky piece that Glossy Magazines Love Odd Guy Dangerous Profession and a sprinkle of controversy when I stepped out of my rental car onto the gravel parking lot. The first thing that hit me was the smell a thick stench of Hay and cat piss an old meet heading toward the gift shop. A passed a sign. That warned zoo hold no liability for your injury for death.