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"An Open Letter" by Evan Dicken - Planet Raconteur

Planet Raconteur

09:07 min | 9 months ago

"An Open Letter" by Evan Dicken - Planet Raconteur

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The family are just nine, ninety, nine and under and save on Kitin must have instant pot in neutral now, the ninety nine and under plus get fast and Free pick-up bind a little more than small sub cold and goals dot com select styles and September thirteen some exclusions apply see store or Kohls company tells. I just come from a long line of bad men. It's not unusual. You know. Scratch the Gilding for many royal family and you're bound to find AC- being massive rapists, craters, and mass murderous. Your ancestors were the same. Difference is mine were better at. But enough about me. Tell me the imperial coffers low ebb, and so would be greatest respect. And humilitate. It falls to me to inform you of the forthcoming annexation of your lights. No doubt to my ignoble diplomat stand before you even now proud individual silk paunchy and sallow skin from long excessiveness. Puffed like went to bed, they will strut in preen demanding tribute. Robo. Master and threatening dire retribution. Should you? It might interest you to know that also like buds, it pleases me to fit the windows of them, answers and HIGHTOWER's with golden. baas Easily broken. And yet none show so much as a scratch. Better to be a slave in having. Isn't that what they always say. Feel free tax plan. I have too many ministers and to be honest. Day more than deserve it. All I ask is that you do me the courtesy of returning their head along with a note about how you will never submit to the empire of weeping skulls. I, know I'm not fond of that name. But it something of a tradition here? Light marrying brother to sister. Or tallow binding the children about defeated foes into the palace lamps. Well, that's not really a tradition so much. Dear, boy. As a matter of efficiency. The innocent do burn the brightest after all. But I. Digress. No doubt. You'll feeling somewhat out of salts. He'll free to insult me Mayan ancestry the empire close your borders, strengthen your defenses, execute suspected spies, and traitors. I can give you the names of more than a few. Even send heroes to defeat me. Really. A very good assassination attempt would take a lot of the pressure off. Don't you think And don't worry. I'll make sure to have a few of your loved ones killed to put us on even footing. Miami's have been gathering for years but I think you'll agree. These things flow so much better with some manner of inciting incident. Speaking of my armies and you're going to love this. Remember Noble or the. Ranks of toll grim warriors, High Helms, and shields bearing the schedule of the grey. Tower. Many generations. Did they stand alone like a sea cliff against the? Tide of Imperial Dominion. Proud men and women. How it cut him to beg you all man knees for aid and I understand your reluctance. You had your own problems. Rebels bandits, pretenders a wild tangle of impatient as plotting your death. The empire was a distant demand a threat for another day. Another generation. You've probably forgotten all about early ash I well, they have not forgotten you. That warriors fight just as well for the weeping skull as they did against me Betta even. Now that I've given them health care. And retirement options. I know it's not really my place to give advice but have you considered allying against me? Although, while make my conquest a bit more difficult. I can't help but feel you'll be better for setting aside those spectators of vengeance that have haunted your diplomacy for all of these years. Does. It really matter whose great uncle killed who second cousin once removed I'm almost certainly going to torture disembowel been slowly Pale your entire extended family. Sorry, I had to say that people have certain expectations of a tyrant, but I don't need to tell you. Don't. Surrender. Unless. You really mean it. I much prefer the honesty of agonized screams. To horrified deference. I could promise you well. Paulo glory beyond your most reasonable dreams. But we both know that you won't sway that way. Even if it did. I wouldn't really want someone. So easily purchased or do you. In fact, I'm a bit curious as to why y'all still reading this. I would think with past the point any noble ruler would have cast this parchment away in disgust and ordered the best Arma ad out. While go on. I've got a whole footnote set aside for you in the imperial histories. I'll try to see to it. That this particular page is inscribed on your Flynn's skin. But I'm not making. Any promises. Still, it's the least I can do in exchange for the generous gift of a Nice Long Mona to your time. Yours in RU. Although not too much longer. Acts. PS. Of course, this paper is covered in contact poise. Now the Sunday the calls and save big south hundreds of other deals. 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J-Bone's Big News!

The Ross Bolen Podcast

1:28:13 hr | 3 months ago

J-Bone's Big News!

"The you back the check. Welcome back to the ross. Bohlin podcast. Otherwise known as our bp presented by in media. I'm your host ross. Bolan back again is always with your co host. Chris kohls colson christopher another week and another week. It is a mayfield house. You we feeling good man. I had a good one. I got to. I got to go out and deliver water very nice. If people in our city who still don't have clean water to drink in austin texas do historic freeze. We incurred so. I went and did some work with austin mutual aid for whom we also raised three thousand dollars a couple of weeks back often mutual aid and it just felt good to be a part of some like some positive momentum. It really had nothing to do with me or my personal life right so it just about helping other people and we're doing the year of the volunteer here on the ross bowl podcast. That's the the theme we settled on for this year. We have a theme every year. We've done the year the sock the year of the robe. The hell was last year. You're the comeback. You're the comeback. And now the year the volunteer Just being part of something that institutes positive change for people is very powerful. Do not let this year be like all the others. It is the year of the volunteer. And people are out there suffering. Do some good to alleviate that and what you'll end up finding is that you're helping yourselves just as much as you're helping others obviously so got to do some volunteering yesterday And then to an even more positive point for me. Personally i suppose this morning i got to do yoga and go running and then i had therapy at lunch so get at me dog. I am doing things. Damn you're dominating already yeah on a related note as you do. You're volunteering for the year of the volunteer. We want you to document and taegu's in all your instagram stories. Just tag at the rose bowl in podcast on instagram. We will share those posts on our on our page and continue to inspire others to get involved in the u. The volunteer also your pedicure picks. We want to see your feet. We are doing a self care challenged throughout the month of march. Five hundred dollar spot package on the line for the best content created by one of you. You just all you have to do is go. Get a pedicure and make some content while you're doing it and same rules. Apply taegu's on instagram. In your story we will share it. That's it that's all you have to do the inter. We're gonna pick our favorite in at the end of march. Somebody's going to get a five hundred dollar spot package. That look at that. A lot of people are asking. Ross are you when you're transporting so much water and a lot of people have said you're a very efficient water transport i am. Are you on the mark deficient serve. Are you of the thought. Process that speed with one twenty. Four pack of water is quicker than a little bit slower in two packs of water and a heavier. Load there these were twelve packs so really the only the only work you could do with stack in two three on top max. Through before it started to get uncomfortable. They were also prepared specifically for this purpose so the way they were packaged with a little bit wonky. I'll just put it that way. I wasn't very confident that like more than two or three stack was going to get very far. So i tried efficiency at the top. And then i into safety and productivity absolutely. I mean as all of our volunteers out there going to be getting after it here shortly. I'm sure they just wanted some wisdom from the man himself absolutely of course of course Let's do it rb. P. three seventy eight is brought to you by liquid. Iv you all probably know liquid iv for their popular hydration drinks. I've been drinking it and talking about it for years ever since. I became a sponsor liquid. 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Free premium episode is available though one place in one place only exclusively on patriot on dot com slash. Ross bohlin podcasts. For those of you who want to the show with the minimum pledge of just five dollars a month in exchange for another ad free exclusive premium episode every single week. And now it's time for today's show in our first segment. I have waited many days weeks even for this moment. You could argue. I've been waiting my whole life for this moment. Many of you have been clamoring for what has been known as j bones. Big news as teased for some time on twitter. By a man named jared. boris slow. Well the time is nigh. The news must be heard in here to share it with you. Is the third official fulltime bowling media employee. The man some call. J. bone. But i call him brother. Jared jared how are you. It's the bones own ross. I'm here. It is effective immediately. Yeah i'm officially the third fulltime member of the bowling media team. Hello jared yes you are. Did you know that you hired me i have. I'm aware many people have called this dangerous and risky move. Did you know that some people are saying it might plummet your stock which is not publicly traded yet. It's not it's just an internalized thing. But i've been keeping watch on it and its soaring. Is it in my brain just like game sock. I'm actually they say Jay bonin game stock heavily correlated stocks. You just calling game stock now instead of game. Stop game stunk. Big news absolutely taken twitter by storm lately especially today. I'm not gonna lie to you. After i did. Two tweets like probably like three weeks ago going jason's big news coming soon. I had a friend tex mango jason. I don't know much about marketing. But i feel like people are going to follow you like this is. You're you're just like hi bennett. Big news probably not even going to have any big news. The joke of course was it was it. You were tweeting. Follow at jared voice low on twitter for all the big news but the only people who would see that would be people who follow you already. Yes you know. Maybe a lot of people are saying if it starts getting re tweeted it could pay dividends because then a lot of people like oh got follow now. 'cause i gotta get it on the news so you know. I don't wanna rub it in that. I face but brian suck it because the the news took twitter by storm. It's going viral right now brian. It's all over your face. The egg. I saw some randy. Savage guy was out there. Tweeting big j news due to a lot of people go check on twitter. Airboats official dave on twitter account. And you can check out. All the re tweets. And i'll news roundup but ross unite both always known that we'd eventually worked together full-time again right somewhere. Deep down in my darkest nightmares. I always knew. Yes like a twin flame situation. Exactly two ships passing in the day. John the night not obvious we knew it was going to happen. Let me ask you if either ships been reconstructed in any way other planks of wood added to them because then the argument of whether or not those ships ship originally work could come up. I'm watching one division. i'm sorry i feel like i'm tanning. Lufthansa lose weight. Sorry lusitania loophole airline. What's loose itani be. Those two ships. Another lusitania was sunk by boat correct. Dan was sunk by an iceberg. Dead ahead i mean. Correct me if i'm wrong. But if i'm if i'm working with the lusitanian the titanic. I may be wanna look for some other employment options. There would be up to you problem out of me and ross sink to the depths of the ocean so being asked to go down with the ship. That's your hips. i'm the violin. Bring your own ship and sinking your bowling mayor. As long as i'm the ban. You're buying iceberg than a u boat. That's i don't. I don't want the germans to win general. Yeah that's true okay. Fine iceberg over germany but bro but iceberg shitty ass way to go its on saying threat thousand people freezing to death in the ocean as they go way. Why did this happen. Yep all 'cause dude couldn't steer the she couldn't see an iceberg. Yeah yeah at least. At least a u boat moves icebergs. Just stay there like i mean. That's kind on you bro. But you're here. I'm here so for those. You who may not be aware ross. And i worked together for a very long time. Actually two thousand. Twelve to two thousand nineteen ross. Was that the first. That was the year you started your energy i. I got an email that i sent a ross from twenty two minutes or else the other day at our former company where where i started my career i guess. Technically to jordan in online media. Jared was an intern first and then he got hired fulltime and then we worked together for several years. And got to see just a bloodbath. Yes just a bloodbath in one of the one of the great things about you. One of the reasons. I'm so excited to have you here in that. Everybody listening should be so excited. Is that you. And i got to see a lot together and learn a lot together and i don't. I'm not. i'm not being a hater. I think these are facts. At this point we learned what not to do In a lotta ways a lot of people who worked at our company we were all very inexperienced including management and we learned what not to do and Man it's important to remember those things and that's definitely one of the reasons. I'm so excited work with you. But obviously before that you and i have had A content relationship for many many years. And i've kinda gotten to watch. You grow from like where chris is now just starting to you know machine you can say just a full blown content. Well i mean from an inexperienced young man who didn't really know what the fuck was doing in the content world to like a fully fledged Guy who. I trust to run marketing and shit from and i mean that's a that's going to be a big focus of what jared does here's is Get some marketing done for those of. You didn't know when. Chris and i record an episode. It takes like an hour hour and a half two hours. Roughly if i record another episode after that for occ are other podcast. Clams cockles are tv and film show. That's another hour and a half two hours. Maybe then i've got no energy left my body and feel near death and there's like marketing to be done. Those episodes have to be marketed. There's many other things to do. This company is in its infancy with a shit ton of potential and i. We needed more people to help us. Chris i into to bring this thing to the next level. And jared and i had started i saw tweeden. Actually the way they came to be was like he was tweeting about how he was finally ready to get back into the contact game. Y'all tired of being the a non contact guy after being the conduct for so long. You just crave. I always was it. Wasn't it wasn't inherently that you craved it. Either i think the world kind of craved you in the content universe needed you. Yeah that's chiller. Flares exam mercury retrograde. All that stuff and pull you back in. And then you and i started talking and little by little over the past month and a half. I guess it just became pretty obvious what we needed to do It was kind of a no brainer. This wasn't a very difficult decision for me to make. I don't think it was a very difficult decision for you to make either. Although you're sacrificing to be here which is which means a lot to obviously this is a small business your several years in your career Startup bro. Yeah that's what we're doing here. It's scary shit and you need people you trust. And they're gonna bus task with you. And now i've got two of them Very stoked jared other words other phrases. Oh i have a lot phrases. It's of knowledge share with us so Now here's the thing a lot of people when you're out of the game come comeback in like where the hell did you go sir. Because a lot of people when you get into the concept game you either stay in it forever. People always know what you've been up to or you get out of it and you never come back in and you're never heard from again much like People on tannock and so for those for those of you who may have been wondering what the hell have enough to For the last two years ever since ross parted ways i was actually On one long. I a- wasco trip in the peruvian atacama desert writing a novel that After i came back to reality i realized it was the entire screenplay to be movie. I love san will do. Did you know that Against all the laws of nature b.'s. Shouldn't be able to fly. I have heard a little tiny wings in their in their little fat bodies. I haven't heard that it's funny. What i did that when i went after after our former company imploded and i wandered into the jungle and and did i walk for several months. I wrote kung fu panda to really. Yeah put it already existed. I just happened to write the exact. Exactly what aren't fucked up. Dreamworks like put in deep plants in your brain low key drawer with like the the iowa Industry later. They probably have so. I figured i figured you you're involved in some sort of avatar. Hang situation where. You're frozen in an iceberg. Like people in the titanic and you were just waiting to be found by qatar and soccer on carbonite situation. Yeah that's exactly what i thought but actually ally alaska side. I had an interesting past couple of years. I worked fulltime to start up here austin for nine months that those of you who cook a lot might have heard of. The company's called maiden cookware had an incredible experience. There helping grow it not the ground-floor thirteen th employee. So i guess from the first floor you still on the ground for at that point. I think so. You're working on the ground. Yeah now now. You're building from the ground basement. Now we're in the basement working on building the foundation. We're digging up from out from under the earth that was twenty nineteen twenty twenty for me. Yeah yeah yeah and so. I've learned a ton about startups growth. Prioritization marketing while they're great experience. Nfc's nfc's information about ts also pots and pans After made in. I live the consultant which is super interesting. I did freelance. Seo and copywriting for a few companies including bullying media doing marketing for them as many of you are aware that wasn't a joke. We kept saying it and people were like actually. Yeah really were boiling media consultant for the last two months since february january annual. Yeah yeah and and now here and so over the past. Two years i've learned a lot Strategies that i think will be extremely useful as i work with these students here to build bull media into the big broad reaching operation. Everybody in this room and many of you listening no it will be and so i'm just. I'm super excited. And you came here for jay bones. Big news this might be the first ever episode of the rossville impact asset. You've literally ever listened to stick around for the rest of the episode. And if you like what you hear. Feel free to stick around. Give us a little subscription if you don't Just keep in mind. I'm gonna take jared outback and beat him relentlessly. That's the new game plan here whenever we have a bad day. We're just gonna treat jerry like opinion. I thought it was a punching bag. And i'm gonna tell you right now. You're not gonna like what comes out of me. I know propaganda. It's going to be an important thing to note. Jared for those of you who are very familiar with me if you're not we did. We did a westworld podcast. Together that jared actually hosted. And i served as a co host on was run the show and it was called Freeze on motor functions. Fan fancy and We will obviously continue that if win westworld returns But that was. That was one of the first places jerry. I really got our feet. Wet doing audio together audio content together on a A more substantial level. We had done some other silly ass. Shit like a sports podcasts. At our old company that was mostly joke. A video game podcast. In many many people will still not let go of how good it was Very funny yeah but now you just to kind of give people an idea of like what what we wanna to do as a company In media is the company for those of you who are just rb p fans. Maybe you had no idea. This was even a company. I'm self employed. These gentlemen are now working with me and we're looking to build something special. The company as a whole has the motto of entertain and inspire. I don't wanna do anything that's entertaining without inspiration behind it and in a message and The that is meaningful. We want everything we do to carry entertainment and inspiration and this show the ross bohlin. Podcast mixing mental health discussion and very important Difficult to tackle subjects with a lot of humor and silliness and animal. Talk and old historic. Pirate crap that we get into. That's the show That that's what i want to be in. That's how we're going to grow from here. Everything we do needs to be impactful and everyone. I work with needs to understand that these two men in this room do now and i'm excited to see what we can do together To help people. Because i in large part. That's what the show is all about making sure that everybody knows you are not alone as we say the end of every single episode and of course the potman get paid and to respect mr park all those things all the other things strengthen on it but the real point is that we want this to be a place where you can come every single monday every single wednesday enjoy yourself. Let go some of the hardships. That life has to offer every single day but then also not to run away from it and and and to try to take steps to become a better more productive strong human being every single week of your life. That's that's what i'm trying to do. That's what chris is trying to do. That's what jared is trying to do when we want all of you on board with us. So i signed up for right like like you said you know. We're going to work for a start up when you're a little bit later in your career. You're giving up some you're sacrificing some charity. You know order to delude in your case. We're not feeding no and not at all no lacroix here though. No we've put on a strict diet Starting this morning he is to eat like a runway. Supermodel just caffeine and cocaine right before. The victoria's secret show. Yeah yes so. One big reason why you know willing to leave aside from you. Know loving working with ross. Having worked for so long is sexual food. Go ahead of full. Besides that i really believe in what ross is doing. i've seen. He says he talks about how much you see migo. But i've seen ross's company grow literally from not existing to where it is now. Yeah and the reason why he's been able to you know keep growing and in. Just keep the company. Running in afloat is just that he's really trying to build a community of inspiration through entertainment. And i think a lot of you know. Think of how many instagram accounts you follow. That are like these are just to entertain is just strictly entertainment. Total father john misty total entertainment forever. That's like no you shut up him. I love how he keeps sending his father. John misty songs. That neither chris. Or i know who. This gentleman is I assume you make music and the lyrics are incredible. But i'm just like. I don't know who the fuck this is. Well either way. The god damn song on spotify so i can play you the lyrics but i'm not going to give him credit. Because you're gonna be like damn jared so deep man. That's already how. I felt good but yeah so i mean there's so many believes to just get entertainment and there's not enough. That actually are going to help you better in your daily life. Want substance man. Everybody knows where where we where i started my career i look. I wrote a book a book a new york times. Bestselling novel called total frat. Move all right. The first several years of my career were about one thing and one thing only and that was entertainment. Making people laugh getting clicks and fucking driving traffic and getting follows. There was no substance to it. There was nothing of substance to the gig. Ross texted me in two thousand thirteen once and it said the. I'm not kidding. This is a legit texas emmy twenty thirteen and said the only thing that gets me hard anymore is internet traffic. Yeah the it was look. It was a totally different ballgame and when we were coming out of that was like i want more. I want something that matters something that is going to change people for the better and give them a chance in especially as a kid when i was going through my shit with panic. Disorder and and really substance. Abuse was the other big one and kind of spiraled out of control for several years and then again If at the end and really starting in like i'd say two thousand sixteen to two thousand nineteen was another very long spiral not necessarily on my part but just in general for my life. All this crazy shit happen then. I just remember i felt so alone and even surrounded by friends and family and having phenomenal people in my life i still felt alone and that was when it hit me that i was one of the lucky ones. That's not the way it is for. Most people. And i wanted this show to be something that could fill that hole and and i i know it is because i get direct messages and emails and tweets from your every single day telling me so if you're here for the first time and jared's dumb ass brought you. Hello hi thank you for being here I could not be more excited. To have jared joining chris and i it. The amount of stuff we have to do is far too great of a burden for two two people to carry so now we have a third Obviously i'm not going to sit here and reveal our full on plans for the rest of the year but this will not be the last person we add By any means we're going to take this thing to the next level this year. I've said it many times. Twenty twenty was a fucking disaster. Even i'm talking just on a personal front not even on the world front. You can add that on top just on the fucking personal front. It was a fucking disaster worst case scenario minus like. I don't know being talk attacked by like a flock of seagulls. It take my eyes and ears from me as i was starting to you you twenty twenty was so bad that you literally spend ten percent of its streaming online to escape it just to escape the the shitting and connect with people like i needed somewhere to put my fucking brain wasn't the real world. That's not a joke. I'd calculated the numbers ten percent. Yeah counter your two thousand twenty live on it okay and not only not yes ten percent but if you take out sleeping time like if you take out eight hours a day he probably spent you know thirty percent of his own time of two thousand twenty men that we made like seven grand and that was worse case scenario because you still didn't get partner i finally started tweeting. That was like i'm so done with this. I'm going to try to get banned from the platform because it isn't doing anything for us like there is no anyway. Sorry cook our music. I don't want to go into music. I don't wanna go to twitter but fucked which yes hashtag for I've been thinking about this for the last thirty minutes. And i have to say it you to jay bonin. Ross you guys are kind like catnip and pita. I just have to put it out there you and ask for status ever seen from the hunger games i know which one of us has catalyst your cadmus okay. You you both saw the bloodbath. You didn't ask to be put at the top. The message came onto you almost divine. You had a role of volunteers tribute every exactly exactly. And now you know you re you're leading the revolution basically and you know my my little lover who keeps almost dying. Yup and then i have to save. Bring him back. The hunger games was your blood bath. That was your grand decks. Those movies would dope. I liked the hunger. I haven't seen them what i did. See the hunger games. Because i saw lady gaga outfit at the inauguration. No it's the same thing. Same thing i have a question before. Move into Before we move into the next segment have you covered everything you would like to jay bones big announcement or do you have more because i have another thing to say but i don't want to distract from the importance of the segment. Yeah pretty much. The last say is that this morning. I was so excited that. I just texted ross. Three bone emojis as like a little. It's my first day. Let's go yay tax and literally five seconds. After i sent that text my dog possibly having seen the bones on my phone screen And wanting the chew on them jumped on me and cut might your open with her claw. You can't see it because i've covered it up essentially xango. Yeah no just a little bit like a little cut now. Essentially she didn't disclose this. I'm just saying we only hire motherfuckers with two years. I have two years. I swear i'm just kidding. We absolutely don't care how many years you have as long as you can do your job. So essentially she pierced my cartilage. Which i guess. Save me like thirty dollars since now. I don't have to go. Wait in line at clair's yeah I should also note Listen i failed to put the the whole face piercing clause in his contract and chris he he ruined it. You can see what happened. mike. Zimmer missed we look. We can't afford anymore. We only get one guy with a facial piercing aloud on this show. we've got our jin's representation. Were good actually did it. For the gang as z consultant. I didn't feel. I was doing my job to my fullest. Abilities without the face piercing. I'm just going to be honest. I feel like all the young listeners of our show frankly them kigeli good. The old listeners. Have to be psyched though. Because you're you're an older fuck in you will have. You will have old fuck problems like me. Yeah i'm for people who don't know i'm like directly in the middle. It's literally right is really nice balance we have here. Yeah in the age ranges But anyways with my with my ear you know. I'm putting through it. This is like my jordan flew game. Or my lamar jackson. Pu game if you remember that Except hungover like jordan. Actually was i just have a torn ear and also bloated. Because last night. I ate the mo shake shack you've ever seen in your entire life. You went into week one day one on the job full of shake shack. Yeah i gotta shake. I got a double smoke shack bacon cheese fries and i also got some chicken shack knock to eat later. This is why. We hired jared. Because as i said i went from volunteering to yoga to running to therapy to prepare for this moment. He went to shake shack I mean i would. Last night i had a couple mcconnell as an jimmy chunga khaneh mcconnell hayes. It's matthew as hazy. I had a couple of those hazy. Ipa's called mcconnell hayes. Is it a real for real mcconnell hayes. Yeah well it's an. He probably had a say in it. I'm sure yeah ok. Okay austin-based brewing company. That like he had a say in like he's doing business that's genius nuts. An incredible brand. I is that she has a light beer. It's all light not really that. That's fantastic though right. They're not allowed to use no doubt no. We need to post that. I was just going to say after after my night last night and ross had j. bones night last night on the toilet at berlin media. Hq has quite the more Fuck can't wait to get over there after we're done recording and just just in you'll have to do that. You know what i did last night. Got i started my path. Down the avengers franchise fine. Y'all know we do our tv. And phil podcast. clams and cockles will. We watched one division and it was incredibly dope and i've only seen three marvel movies. Ironman one iron ironman to doctor strange and in for you know years. I've heard all these marvel nerds ranting about how phenomenal the series that i kept looking at the list. I was like thirty six movies. Here bro i'm late to the party. it's over i can't. I'm not invited in well now. I can't help myself. The wanda vision thing hooked me hook line and sinker if you will. I had to watch the first one. I'm doing it chronologically. Not by release date by chronological order of events in the series. So i started with captain. America in world war two and it was solid man. I was really impressed by the movie. All around everything. I've watched from them so far. I'm like that was really fucking good. I don't know why. I never got fully sucked in. But it's finally happening. I'm a little scared. Just because the time commitment is fucking bonkers like going to be next year by the time. I'm caught up in. They'll be already six more movies out by that time and probably another miniseries But men i don. These hydro guys seem like a problem. That's all that's all. I've got so far also The captain america thing where he was they were like look at captain america. He was basically. Jfk feeble sickly. And then. they were like in now. How do we make him captain america. Let's have a cool russian. Scientists put them in a big metal box. And he'll pop out jacked. Did they just pump in full of steroids. Do we ever get like a fuck explanation about what that what the hell was going on in there like it was just a massive shake weight the machine just for ten minutes and then he popped out just fully worked huge avenue. What you're talking about. Because i don't know anything about moral but it sounds hot. You really not know anything. It is hot when thing opens up. And you're like that was the fastest workout. I've ever seen america's ass that container. You've never seen any of the marvel stuff. Now i've seen i've seen ironman one or two any okay anyway. Like out of all of them. So there's like phase one phase two and phase three right now. I think you like the face to movies. The most phase one is a lot of setup. And they're kind of getting their groove. A little bit been told you these to like they really start to kind of have fun with the roles and get into it. And that's when it gets really entertaining. Actually it's hard for me to watch movies these days because as i may have much on the show before well come well i was. I appeared in the hit Two thousand eleven movie dolphin tale as an extra a lot. People forget that. I thought you were going with this but i but i had also forgotten about that and and it probably should have been one of the reasons we hired you well honestly like i use that as leverage to get. Maybe like one hundred k. more year you put serious question question. Had you send a resume just for fun. You should have. That was nice steak. Here's here's what happened. I distinctly remember is. Somehow i shouldn't say somehow. I'm so talented in my extra scene that literally the trailer. I'm in the trailer of dolphin tale. The first one not the second one one they didn't ask him back already failing franchise but that they have wanted for the sequel. Frankly they weren't worthy of you at that so i'm in the trailer for dolphin tale so freshman year college. I mean the den. Okay and this is on the dan of my dorm floor. Sorry i didn't know if the dead has those generic food place or something that the denver dorm floor with everett hangs out in the dolphin. Commercial comes on right. I run over the tv guys. Wait wait. I had known these people for a week. Mcrae's wait wait. Hold on hold on. I'm on screen for one and a half seconds in the trailer. And i had to go okay right here. Right here pointed to by the time most people saw already gone or they were like wait. What and you just look total buffoon. Yeah and so you super popular after that. Well that's back a few weeks. But i luckily rebounded he recovered. Yeah eventually brought donuts or something that yes if you wanna if you wanna see my. My scene from dolphins l. d. m. me on twitter at the official jabe on twitter account. And i will send you a link. Why would anyone do you remember the time stamp. I have it pulled up right now. I mean why. Why why in. The sweet name of god would anyone to see a one point. Two second appearance in australia for dolphin. Fifty people asking to see my performance in dolphin tale trailer. What will you do it fifty. I was gonna say like i now. I can't because if no matter what it is. If i made some good. They're going to do it. then do it. you don't want me to succeed. I'm your new employee if if fifty people. Dm you on twitter. Seriously if fifty people do. I will let you hit me with the writing crop on camera and see if i get covid deal. Okay deal do. People probably don't know that story but they can find it out of it happens anyway. Cheers story jared is here yes which is the main point of of our first segment of the day now. It's time to move on to our next segment. Monday mental health message and every monday. We do a monday mental health message to get our week off on the right foot this week. Obviously a no brainer. To jared dive headfirst into the show in the community and led him lead. Today's monday mental health message. So mr boris slow. The floor is yours teaches about our minds so one part of joining bolan media that both excites terrifies me. Is the mental health focus. Because i think. I've only media's sorry. I'm a bit because i think bullying media's mental health advocacy work is extremely important but personally and ross knows this better than anybody I often struggle with being vulnerable about my own mental health. Struggles sure so that most people are well versed in though it's a it's a challenging thing to open up about your own circumstances especially as we've talked about on this show many times. American men are basically told the from a very young age that that is wrong and it makes it all the more difficult. That's starting to get better but you get it so. That's definitely something that i'm going to be working on including right now as i lead. Today's monday mental health. Message do it. Here's my message. Make fear your bitch thoughts on titled. I've tried this before. I'm interested the strategies. Here i had a fear of hiring. You just did it in. The fear is still there but but is that your bitch though. What are you replying. what are you. What are you applying that that concept to in your case. Okay so this may come as a surprise to some of you. Give my career as a podcast. Her and my burgeoning career. A twitch dreamer to dot tv slash sir jae-bong but i have a fear of public speaking that has frequently negatively impacted my life and self image and at one point had he been massive. You're you're where they're tens of thousands of people listening right now. Yeah okay i am. It sounds very counterintuitive. It almost makes no sense. But it's more so. I would say it's more so the live aspect but also streaming live on twitch very numerous times a week so it's better now than it has been in the past right. I still get a lot of anxiety about it. But i mean frankly i do sometimes depending on the day. Yeah it's it's a weird thing especially to do as a job. Yeah it really is and so you know fear of public speaking also called glossy phobia. I didn't know that Didn't know that either. It's very common as we've said is totally new totally new. That and i've always known it was common so i just figured that i was having a normal response in high school or college. Get extremely anxious and have these intense visceral responses such as like depressing dissociation and heart palpitations. Before things like class presentations or like icebreakers. It'd be like everybody go around the room. Albro eighty two names. My shit before. Those parked-parked you have to hope you're the first one to go so you don't have time freak out about. Oh it was. You know what this is. I think it's like a self or at least for me. It was like a self competence. Yes a lot of it was tied to like my comfort level with me. You know what. I mean absolutely so something i already i would always use to help myself with was the knowledge that once i got up there once it was my turn. I'd be so focused on like what i was saying that all of fear will go away and it was like that for a long time until near the end of my junior year college. Ross chris came the botch everyone listening. Y'all are allowed to listen to all people listening. Okay the botch okay. Okay so i had a the previous semester. This is only the second my junior year the previous semester. I've actually been part of a of a clash presentation where we won first place and my ta for a class. The following semester was the guy who had given me the first place. Okay and so. I had this class second semester junior year. One hundred plus person class and we had to give a presentation in the as like. I've seen this guy speak before he did fine. They won that presentation. You dare go. Give this Speech in front of the hundred percent classic you in one of the person from clashes go good speech and i was like yeah. I can do that. Like i'm gonna pretty good place public speaking wise. I just one this presentation. I've had some good speeches in front of my fraternity feeling hot. I got a leadership position on campus. That i had to do public speaking. So i was like you know what you'll pretty good pretty in a good place. This fear that always just starting dolphin tale. I just started dolphin tale. Yeah the movie. Yeah you were on fire. So i was. I was fine. Wrote down a few points on this note card was kind of like half winging it was like wait way too confident and given how. I'd always had this drug. I just i just like you're in college or cocky or then you should be. Oh absolutely this was a bad so at this point in the story. That details are a little fuzzy. Since i've repressed. Most of the memories here happened. Yeah i think it was. I think it was one of the classmate. i don't even remember who was partying with for this. It probably was but you dissociated person might not been yes and literally could not have gone worse. Have you ever seen a train. Your pants. I didn't share my pants without worse than okay. True barring almost shits. His pants fairly often How often do you almost your pants. Look man. I spent a lot of time sitting in chairs and i'm not allowed to get up from because things are recording. Sometimes you gotta poop and you gotta learn and you just sometimes risk it. Know for the biscuit. Would you say you spend seventy five percent of your day about two some days. Yes yes that's accurate. That other twenty five percent sounds nice though. That's nice the nice twenty j. standing up there. I got on my card. My i think my teammate partner. Whatever handed over to me. And i distinctly remember like percents out. I think i think i stuttered and i go. Oh i'm off to a bad start. I looked at my no car to start off my presentation literally the whole time and look at the no card. I'm just staring at it thinking. Oh my god. You're watching this. you're watching. this can't read anything. They're literally at a certain point. The negative thoughts can sue me and just couldn't be rebounded from and i've never been based i literally. I'm pretty sure. I was actually spouting literal gibberish like hurt flirty dir. Blue blob do pollute billy. Madison skied scully. Who is win two thousand and thirteen thousand fourteen in front of about one hundred. My classmates part of it. That always used to get me to i. Didn't i wouldn't say a severely as did. And frankly i i don't even think i was ever anxious and my whole fucking life till i was like probably twenty I would get up there. Though in our and i would be the thing that would get me as my hands. Shake a lot. Yeah i have. Like the tremors. Or whatever i don't know what's i don't know what you were going to just don't but so i'd be holding the paper and And that would always. The first thing that caught my attention was at the paper was shaking and i was like oh fuck yes and then it was all over like it didn't matter what happened. I was so in my own head. And and that's where it's like. It's such a confidence thing and it's funny the first time. You do a podcast. It's just you in the people in the room but the because you can't see the audience like you can in a normal public speaking situation. It's a different kind of that but it's this that should still hit you. Oh yeah we're like. Oh god this is. This is being recorded anything. I say for a berber and that she gets it. You it's it really is about your own it's like how you're perceiving yourself in the moment take out of the moment and so. I think the reason this incident is something that really impacted me mentally and was like i. I look back on it as a very big. You know mental health moment shift for you begin. If it's is that it was really destroying my own self image. Because i knew i was capable of giving that presentation and i was capable of public but now with everyone watching they absolutely do not think that about me. Sure so i had this thought about myself. That hundred people go that guys. That guy sucks stinks at that. No i don't but you think. I do and i totally get that. Everybody tells you this when you're a kid everyone your teachers your parents your mentors your friends. You shouldn't give a shit about what anybody else thinks. Fuck all them kids. You don't care what they think. All those people are making fun of you. They're not your friends. Those are terrible people ignore them. Nobody cares blah blah blah man. That's one of those lessons of life that like you don't learn it until you learn it and i had. I had that issue to man. That was definitely. I cared literally until probably four years ago. Now let's say when. I quit drinking in fairness. I cared so much about what other people thought about me. I cared so much about my image about how popular i was. How cool i looked. Or how You know competent. I sounded in what other people thought of what i was doing. And then at some point. I just like snapped off. My penis did no at some point. It snapped off and i was like why i it. A big part of it honestly was when i got divorced because when my penis popped up will do that now but when i got divorced it was like it. Was this moment where i was like all this bullshit. I've been telling myself about like let people think this. It just couldn't have been more clear that it was that was for for nothing now. There was no positive at all to me sitting there and trying to care what anybody else thought about me. And that's when my big fear of like not public speaking necessarily but performing more so for me Faded some so. I wish that. I wish i had gotten a divorce. And your peanut snapped off. I wish i had that level of knowledge right after the presentation however what this presentation did was set me off on a terrible style spiral that lasted for years. Ross so what premature happened was it made me even though i had i i was confident. I knew that i could do it. Me truly doubt that. I could speak and so that incident. You've for years. I would do things that. I would avoid public speaking at all so at one point. My senior year says maybe the semester or two. After this happened. I literally transferred out of a class solely because i saw during syllabus week that it culminated in a twenty minute solo presentation. I said fuck that amount. My only reason. I transferred. I guarantee you listening done. I guarantee you somebody listening as got new. First day of class gotten the syllabus seen this public speaking project and gone and just chunk deuce. I couldn't do it. And i'm not gonna tell him about jerry white transferring. This other class sounds more interesting to me. Scared and so i one point another one a few years ago. This is after. I was already a professional like person in media already in the public eye kind of so. I don't even if you know this story. Ross i don't think i do. I have no idea was going at one point a few years ago and i i don't think chilies reached out to me about doing a pr campaign for them. I'm vaguely familiar with the situation. There was a long running bit. Jared was a huge fan of chilies. And it's somehow culminated an actual business. Which i will never understand. Good finish to make sure i. I want to valentine's chilis like three years ago. It's fucking delicious. it is so combo hundred eighteen chris. Birds baby back ribs. Double fries keep the toast blooming onion. They like three. It's ask unbelievable. Chilies what do they have. Is this onion pedals. Sehgal's salvaged well. You got the triple decker anyways. I'm going to throw it back back back to this. Chilies reached out to me about doing a pr campaign for them. And that's something if you know me and and and you know i love bits that is. There's not a lot of times in your content career the you get to have a perpetual bit like for forever. I get to be like. Yeah i chilies bit. That turned into me doing a pr campaign for chile's like that's something you always will have because bits burn out like you you. It takes something really special to be able to carry a long distance like the and that's something that would have carried now. Here's the thing they told me like. Yeah part of this campaign is you're gonna have to do a live tv interview with seventeen different local news affiliates and i would just sit in a room and go three minute interview about the birthday of the margarita break. Three every birthday margherita seventeen times in a row. And i literally like i went. I will have the world's biggest panic attack if i have to do that. And i'm going to also say a cuss word or something on air and get cancelled by by the sinclair broadcast group. Or whatever the fuck runs. Local news radio interview. I did i said shit. Did you ever the first. That's the first radio interview. It was about cross the cross fit. Call yes did you Anyways you catch yourself. No no no i said it on the air and i was like oh my bad guys and they were like yeah so they were clearly going to find in the mill so i specifically remember in this thing. That should have been such an amazing opportunity for me. That i'd have forever i remember self sabotage myself by do i intentionally was not that ecstatic and was like. Why do you want me like like. I was like not acting that excited and was like yeah like. If you want me to do it. I should have been lives because you were scared. The opportunity because i was so scared of having to actually go and do that public speaking on live tv in front of people. I just really wish you would have done it so we would have seventeen three minute videos of you talking about the birthday of the margarita. At least one podcast episode. We could've together. It sucks so bad. 'cause like i said these are things that like that right. There would have been awesome even just from my career to like do. It's just funny. It's cool and content. I was. I was letting my fear public speaking really gets me. And i did it for years and finally i remember the specific. I remember exactly where it was what i was doing. When i this epiphany yeah and i wanna point out like fear. Public speaking is something you never can get rid of. I don't know if there's very few fears that. I think people have and even general zion that people have that you ever truly fully get over then. Yeah there's certain things that i've learned to deal with better you manage but it's like you learn how to like we always talk about. I mean you learn how to do all these things to do. The best you can but you're never going to cure it but yeah go ahead so i was at the theater in chicago. It's you know improv shares. Fear and i saw this hilarious improv troupe. That my brother's friends with the 'cause i think they i don't know if they still perform their anymore. But larry groups of people who improv together are called troops yes just like the boy scouts and like military and the military of rooming. What in my mind go to. I was in boy-scout military. That's why just wanna be clear. Chris john waiting that the that a improv is the that the united states is behind improv being called troops to groom and the improv members in the million man. That's human of everybody in the military was an improv person or boy scout. Nobody's ever figured out. Nobody's ever figured it out that like you basic training there in line. Nobody nobody nobody thinks to ask if anyone else. There has been doing improv. Turns out all been recruited from improv troupes. It's all a bit. They ted they were. They told people to come to try for the football team and really. They're recruiting them for the british army. I was gonna say if you spoil anything from ted lasso from swear my mother dude. But that doesn't count as a spoiler. I'm good i'm good. I still haven't gotten watchdog phenomenon. I can't wait one day. go ahead. it's good. And so anyways. I was at the and i and i was watching. This and these guys are so so funny. Part of improv. That i love. I grew up watching whose lives anyway. Okay i talked about it. I love improv. And watching them do it in them not being professionals like they do it a lot but they're not fulltime for career. They're just doing it because they love it. And they're having a great time doing it and they're hilarious and i. I looked at that. I was like that looks so fun. You'll see. That looks like something. I would love to try out. Love the do and immediately. While i'm sitting there my brain goes no. You don't want to do that because you you. You really think you're gonna be without a script in front of a crowd of people all staring at you trying to look at you and going make me laugh jester. Make me laugh me a joke. Here's a couple of the top of your head. You can't even think when you're in front of people make me a balloon funny man. Maybe they laugh at me but it would just. Because i'm going blurb. Florida her laura org and they're like what's going on as he lost his mind. Does he need medication at that point. I just realized i went. How weird is it that. I'm preventing myself from doing something. That i truly think i would love to do for no reason other than i'm just scared of it and there are a lot of i mean. Oh i can't wait the job this fucking bomb on you. go ahead though. I'm excited so i said fuck it. I'm doing improv. And i went. And i actually hit up to friends Chelsea jake omen bush. And we did improv together. And so at the end of improv one. Oh one the first class the intro class. It's eight weeks long. And you have your showcase show at the end of it. Okay and this is in front of you. Essentially the theaters do it. Because everybody has their friends family come so they fill out the entire house with friends family. So of course. I was there. There were my friends. They're my family was the first one but my my friend. My you know my girlfriend was aaron. Maybe another friend was there. I wonder if my parents were were everybody else's stranger like they're there to see their friend but like i don't know these people sure. Yeah so still. It was a patch house. Probably it was a small theater. Probably like fifty people or something but still when you're in a packed house no matter the size all you see especially when you're on stage if you've ever been on stage before the lights and the way that they hit you you only see the fifty people in front of you anyway. So a fifty person stadium versus at ten thousand person auditorium. It feels about the same. When you're up there. So i got up there i was. I was so anxious. I was like i was like it. Doesn't like you didn't in front of tens of thousands every week if you didn't in vegas vegas thing at the blog. No whoa whoa. Whoa whoa you said you was in my contract. So he does the bongo drums onstage. Go with what are the drums their bonkers. Yeah i thought they were male ass cheeks their mail you well. They're bong mail ask cheap shaped bongos. Take good money to see that people do continue people. Do it because i for me. The facing my fears wasn't taking improv. Class right like that's not inherently something scary. I'm just in a class with other people and whatever the performing performing in front of people was the thing that was great so essentially. I two months building up to this moment of like. You're paying yourself to learn improv tactics that you can use on stage. When you're people live show for lascaux but nothing prepares you for actually being in front of people right. So all i'm thinking is like my framework going into it was at the very least even if i go out there and bomb at the very least i face my fear and being able to do it did it. And i got up there and man. Oh man was i completely average. But that's all i cared about right like is getting through can get done. Yeah i got the first one. I got a couple of laughs. Almost certainly pity laugher sir but made it through. Didn't didn't do anything like crazy. Didn't didn't she anything at any like. Yeah any like crazy. Weird like freezing up any like donald. The most awkward you could do you avoided. I avoided that and i felt extremely proud of myself for that And before i commit myself. That i'd already faced my fears i made up to. I made sure to sign up for improv level. Two because i knew that got to keep it rolling. You didn't keep it rolling. I'd just be like i did it. And then it's like you don't face your fear your face. One fear you also get hooked on that that feeling of overcoming a fear. Exactly that rush. You get after you do that thing when my old scared to do and you knew was a risk in that you've got through it and you survived and you did okay even if average man. That's a fucking rush. The good stuff feel so unbelievably good like so. If you have the same fears nia public speaking. And you i mean i personally think improperly great way of getting over that year because it's just silly like i think improv is a great way if you have any sort of social anxiety on any capacity improv is excellent for that like when i was feeling very self conscious Like of two thousand nineteen right after my ui and everything like that. Beginning of two thousand twenty. I met this girl that You know she grew up acting like she grew up Acting in plays wanted us. That's being exactly eventually wanted to wanted to move to Like move out west and try away with movies and tv shows etcetera etcetera. But at the time. I was going through a really self conscious phase of my life where i really was confused about. A lot of things i was feeling and a lot of my beliefs are changing. And everything like that. And she would always have me do improv exercises with her to help her practice. And just kind of letting your mind. Just run with itself. Creatively and just spitting it out and just letting it go and throwing it out the wall with just even just a couple of people. It's a really. Yeah exactly because you can't freeze up because all you have to do is say anything. Is that acting improv. So mazing the i guess. I haven't had to do improv. Since i was in middle school. So it's been it's been a really long time but the thing that reminded me of how special that spaces was what's the show berry on. Hbo oh my god yeah berry on. Hbo has that. They do obviously I'm not gonna despoilers year but let's just say in season one berries an improv. It's it's an acting class. But they they do some improv. Thought it wasn't impre right. It is an acting class i think. But they have improv sessions in the class or whatever because he bombs and like historically and And it was very very funny. I wanted to give you a quote that might therapists has given me for about a year. Now she keeps feeding me this and it really has started to click for me. And i've said it somewhere recently. I can't remember if it was the podcast. You'll have to excuse me if it was talk into. A lot of different microphones from marianne williamson. She's an author in a self help kind of guru candidate not that person. What the same one marianne williamson. Yes she ran for president. Yes no shit yes okay gonna let you check that while i read the no one hundred percent remember. She was in the democratic debates. Oh why didn't know it's a quarterback. This is completely nonpolitical. That's jared for bringing that up. It's it's marianne williamson. Here's a quote. our deepest. Fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves. Who am i to be. Brilliant gorgeous talented fabulous. Actually who are you not to be. You are a child of god. You're playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking. So that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of god that is within us. It's not just in some of us. It's everyone and as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same as we are liberated from our own fear. Our presence automatically liberates others. And you can take that out of the religious and political context. Thanks again jared and just apply it to however you need to take out the word god. Whatever it is that you're looking to do you You heathen enjoy hell. But for the the quote is one of my favorites of all time and and again com- being completely unfamiliar with marianne williamson. I'd just this one's written on my fridge on a note card that like my my you know now that i'm thinking about it. My psychiatrist gave me a note card with this quote written on it like two years ago. My therapist brought it up like two months ago. And that's when it finally started to click for me and it's that that that concept of like your fear in that space was totally self absorbed. It's all about you right once you remove that and make it like you're literally you're doing a disservice not only to yourself but everyone around you and make it about other people in how you are literally not helping them and making it worse for them and That that really helped through me like to frame it up against like it is selfish for me to continue to be afraid of doing my show of growing this company of hiring more people of of of trying to lead by example. It's selfish for me to be scared of those things. Because if i do those things it helps more people. And and my light unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And that's that's a really powerful idea to me and one that up in the whole point of this segment would be. We all have fears. We all have phobias right. Addressing them Is the only way you cannot run from these things. They will consume. You know as chris said at the top there isn't necessarily a defeating of your fear or phobia or a total removal. But you learn how to how to work with in mold it and use it to your advantage if you're lucky enough and it really can become Life changing so in summary. Make sure your bitch there you go the name of the the great thing about the having the fear anxiety of something is it gives you the full spectrum of emotion on that topic or feeling you know what i mean like. If you're scared of something you appreciate it so much more when you're dominating it and you understand it when you're not succeeding at it if you go home saying if you didn't have the if you never had your fear of public speaking right you wouldn't understand like the full range of how public speaking can go and how great public speaking can be when done correctly. If you have to overcome something it is even more of a learning experience. You get deeper layers of that that thing. Yeah and more understanding for sure also i. We're probably about forty minutes into the episode. And i believe. I've located jared and the dolphins tail trailer god. I don't see the time q. Because i need those dmc. Dmz at war. Slow the official on twitter account. Where all the big j bone news oliva including the big news can be found. That was monday mental health message. 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Space is meditation made simple. Go to head. Space dot com slash ross. That's head space. Dot com slash. Rss for a free one-month trial with access to head spaces full library of meditations for every situation. This is the best deal offered right now. Head to head space dot com slash. Ross ted and you're welcome jared next segment. The royal family is trash. Look i've never had any qualms about whether or not the royal family with some morally more authority in the world or anything like that. I'm not british. I have british friends. I grew up with british friends. I have one of my best friends in the world is a british citizen. That now has american. Citizenship is a dual citizen for him But i've never understood the royal family. It never made sense to me that there would be a a figurehead. The doesn't actually have power anymore. Obviously the royals used to have power but they don't have very much power another more like a social influence her than anything like they're essentially the kardashians of england and of london and it turns out not the best people perhaps so last night. Prince harry and his wife meghan markle of the british royal family formerly of the british royal family. I guess i should say now. The tv show suits on usa network. Which used to be on same time slots burn notice. Sure they did a great show. They did an interview with oprah that the internet went ballistic about essentially revealing. What life is like as a royal Who decided to marry somebody who's not just a purebred white woman or whatever the fuck you say purebred inbred a lot of times with a family. Often often is the case. They need a nice in red white woman for for the royal family and they didn't get that and it was apparently something that they were quite upset about The most disturbing part of this entire interview thing for me was megan telling oprah that not only did. They declined to make her baby archie. A prince or offer him the protection that would come with that title or security. They repeatedly expressed concerns about his skin color before he was born. Yes which means that once. Did somebody approach. Either harry or megan and say you guys got any idea how dark that baby gonna be at multiple times. This was brought up to a pregnant woman carrying a baby about what color that baby's skin may or may not be essentially the the royals being concerned that they did. he wouldn't be wide enough. not essentially. that was the fucking not. I'm not surprised by this. No you're not surprising but it is so disturbing the they into not have the wit. Like look i. I know there are old racist people in the world. I get that eventually. They'll all be dead for now. We have to deal with but at least they could fuck and do is pretend the least you could do is to justify what the hell i mean. One thing that i mean. I don't know a ton of the royal family. I have watched the crown all the way through and on my research They didn't tell us about this. Shouldn't crown know they didn't but they did. One thing that i did pull away from crown is just how fucking ignorant. They are win in their little bubble at the top. You know what i mean. Do nothing or for a very long time. Did absolutely nothing to connect with the common person. The wealthiest people i know are the furthest removed from reality. Usually because they don't live under circumstances that the rest of the world do how could they possibly understand. It's been too long since they were at the street level. How do you think that feels for a family. That has been positioned in a literal palace as the royal family for generation after generation after generation after generation after generation. How disconnected. Do you think these people are which is the reason that eventually the english people. Hey maybe a monarchy isn't the move. Maybe a royal king and queen making decisions on behalf of the entire country is not the way to go right and they end up with what they have a parliamentary tomorrow. Partly a meant. I believe it is. That's a cigarette. Parliament lights is what they have there. So all right but this was a burn son. I mean they burned the fucking royal family to the ground like they. Didn't she not say specifically who was like the you wouldn't give names. Yeah yeah she wouldn't specifically she was was the queen. I'm very curious as to the future of the royal family like what what happens next. What happens when the like will they continue it. Are there enough people that are still on the side of the what we had They also had homeboy. you're busted with epstein of late too. Which is not like. They're not having a good thing a lot of else taking a lot of elle's yeah i mean i mean. These are the same people that had brothers working with the nazis over world war. Two like the you know. The royal family has had some the last hundred years. Haven't exactly been great for the didn't prince is it. Prince harry is married and meghan markle. Then he'd dress up as a nazi wants now was like an older brother. I think that the nazi wants. Liam harry talamante. It might have been him. It wasn't a great one. I saw the headline. it was harry. Yeah yeah not great. Is harry the one who's bald because that'll be kind of ironic. He is not yet. You're mixing them all together. He's not yet be fair. They kind of look all the same might going bald now now. Where does irk sees fit into this thing. I don't really understand. I don't fully understand why they're concerned about the color of the baby's skin when prince. Philip is literally purple and like turning slowly the color of a two year old bruce. He looks like grimace if he does like chris actually or From us so many people ribbon that dude ribbon that dude for for being Off white. I guess whatever the you have to hope that he's like mummified catching much. Like flack here. And he's like actually is on their site with this. Yeah i don't know but these people are terrible. Viacom's stock is up twelve percent today. We started recording as a partial result of the oprah interview which is hilarious and also great for me and my portfolio this financial advice heading not financial game stop is up forty one percent today to almost two hundred dollars already one hundred ninety four fifty right now. Yeah that's because because because of rank going of course as we all know the The guy from chewy came in. Save the day. You want to hear something really weird. That is i was googling this right to find some facts on the on the oprah in the prince harry and meghan markle situation. The first bbc article. I pulled up is in The hawaiian language pigeon pea giant. Yes and it's weird. Because i couldn't say weird but it's odd for me because it's written in english but with this pigeon sort of inserted almost like saying like here's the headline oprah winfrey prince harry. Megan markle latest interview. Summary of wettin de royals reveal w. e. t. i n. space i. Space royals reveal so like the. They say things like this among deer. Revelations die megan's say she be. I n say she been times when w. e. n. She quote been no want to be alive anymore. Sounds like creel is right. it is it is it says. Hawaiian pidgin is an english based creole language. No shit would do with the thing about it. That centuries has written like regular english with the like those types of words a certain. It's like this is kinda dope like if you've ever heard Like a legit creole creole speaker. That's lived in louisiana like their entire lives and their dad have lived in louisiana. Their entire lives degeneration generation coaching The waterboard were coach. Joe or james carville coach. Oh yeah from. From or james great examples. Yes absolutely how you pull something out of there and you're like wait so you are speaking about. Lebron james carville is that the dude's name is his nickname. Is the raging cajun if you look at this man. I've never seen a man. Look less like a raging cajun than james carville bald new with glass earthworm. Looks like an earthworm makes sense. Yeah oh by the way. I've been used to supplement my actual big news. Was that got a text from amazon. Congratulations boris slow. You came first in today's amazon. Third second book bro. I got second. You got third including these actually just links while we were recording. I got a text met a one paragraph text message from my dad telling me do not like he screamed at my tweet from yesterday and he said do not click this link. It is a scam. Thank you so much data really appreciate that. Yeah i just let everybody else know. Figured that out and were the first to figure that out. I'm going to be two more of these. Prince harry reveals say new baby way fit land during summer. Gobi girl sounders bullet-point meghan reveal. Say she and prince harry. Marian side is simple ceremony three days before lavish wedding. Wadim him to forty world. I love this sounds way. More fish will only be reading news in Pigeon from now on. I might move to hawaii everything about the english language. That is not this. I hate understood. Understood understood also. We are no longer a royal family. Podcast or seventy eight is brought to you by felix gray. 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That work as hard as you do. That's f. l. i. x. g. r. a. y. glass's dot com slash. Rb p free shipping. Free returns free. Exchanges thirty day money back guarantee felix gray glasses dot com slash rb felix gray glasses dot com slash rb next segment hypothetical of the week. You know we found some hypotheticals last week. we worked with them. We made some laughs. I thoroughly enjoyed that. There was one that we didn't get to that. I wanted to us today to close out the show A little bit of a little chaser. You know i'll go out on early. Harkening back earshot chaser days. Am i This is from. It was on reddit as all good things on the internet. begin on. read it except for this podcast In here it's from by syphilis. Flame in here's your hypothetical. Here's your eye. But jared. We'll give you the honor of answering first since you are New here for five minutes. You get transported thirty years into the future. You sit in front of a computer. What information do you look up fully. Just have a couple like baseline questions about the hypothetical. Can you write things down. And can you look up multiple things as long as it's within the five minutes. I don't know this is all it says what we what do we want. I think you can you. Can you can certainly write them down. Because yes but he's only one thing it's only one thing you can't be bunch. It's supposed to. I think the idea behind this is what is you can look up. One thing yeah got you all right fair for five right. What do you think. I took it as multiple things within within the five minutes changing. I'm saying no writing this just looking it up and you have to remember whatever you look. Okay yeah so a lot of people are going to be like. Oh man look who wins the world series. The lottery numbers dozing forty-two. It's going to be sick now here. The thing yes. I'm going to use it to look up stock information. But it's because i'm gonna look up stuff around shorts okay. Nobody cares what the guy who made money because he bought amazon a penny and now it's at a thousand dollars. Nobody cares about them. They care about michael berry the dude who is the big short. You know being a some being for the record. I want to be the amazon guy. No no no no. That's okay. it's so much cooler to be because people think you're like a prophet right because what happens. Is this yeah. I'd make a ton of money by shorting some company and like doing some crazy shit there. But then i'm going to have a patriotic for stock advice ever is gonna be like dude. This guy is. He's literally profit. He called the claps of A tutsi roll industries back in two thousand and twenty nine and he called a zero is going to the moon. He's shorted it and he made a shift on money and so i'm going to subscribers picture on five dollars here the five dollar. Give me money. Give me money here. I'm just. I'm just going to rephrase. So you're telling me that if you five minutes to get transported thirty years into the future to sit in front of a computer you would look up stock prices for the sake of running a patriot. In the past selling stunk advised to patrons five dollars each actually sounds like a great idea. That's that's the move. I'm always marketing. Okay i'm here. Contents and interesting mindset to be sure. Chris any idea what you would look up the hustle mindset as well it is. I would definitely since you can't write things down. Because i was gonna say i do. I was going to do the lottery. Numbers because that's quick cash. My instant my instant thought is. How can i make the most money as quickly as possible as soon as i get back. I think the best way that i can make the most money as quickly as possible with the least amount of money up front is a parlay one massive fucking parlay like a three day long multiple. Nba game have a to negative the whole time. Yup exact on multiple like like a fifty play would look like a fucking genius future. Be such a better. I created one dollar in in. Probably make a million. If i do enough teams and i do it the right way. Or life is the quickest and easiest way to make a lot of money and then to ensure that i continue to make money. I'm just gonna look up. Who wins certain super bowl and put a massive so the back to the future almanac. Yeah exactly for your your. That's a great answer very fun. Don't care about the money. I'm thinking about how fun it would be to have all your in vegas. That's what i'm thinking as you're watching every single game and hits every cheer for you get drunk plan. Tables will but like the fourteen game in the whole casino going to be our and they're all like oh what the hell this is. This is the most prophetic thing i've ever seen on the news. You'd be famous and you start a patriot and you have five dollars a month. The end here on unbelievable definitely no lottery for me because everyone who wins the lottery ends up miserable and various daddy. Good point Want anything to do with the lottery. I don't trust the lottery. I think that money might actually be cursed by ted cruz before shipped out to whoever wanted in texas and i want nothing to fucking do with that. I like the idea because you could look like this company is going to go up. Four hundred thousand percents between today and then put in twenty bucks. Don't worry about shit anymore for the rest of your life. That's awesome and it's not this lump sum. that's going to fucking destroy you. It's coming over the course of many many years. I love that idea. But i also like the massive parley idea because sports betting in degeneracy or two of my favorite things though that would be the ultimate sports betting experience as the dude in the biggest sportsbook in vegas doing a forty team parlay out of sheer ignorance. Like having every single one of them hit. Yeah over several hour period until literally the casino takes you backwards. Shoot you and then it would be over. But you'd have the time of your life for the last several hours yet. Imagine if you did it for a whole weekend that will be the. That's that might be like peak existence. Honesty probably wouldn't existence. If you could go three days without losing a parlay you wouldn't you wouldn't of course of course but like just to see i mean one day the shit. You could do bro. I'd be sitting. There is closed. Colin plays russell. Wilson's going to forty five yard field slant and then just cover the is and and just have people just shitting themselves losing their minds. Head-spinning here's the thing. I'm looking up though. I wanna know. Which countries are getting destroyed by nuclear war in the next thirty or whatever bomb to shit. So that i can avoid them. I just want to stay alive. I'm not particularly interested in getting money particularly interested. I mean these would all be fun things but really my main concern would be like where do i need to not be dead. Why why don't you just look up the rospa podcast and see where it is thirty years. You think that will be. Maybe what you wanna do considering you own. This company like it'd be terrifying says like we stopped on episode three eighty two four from now up for to go. And it's like jared. What's going to happen not weeks before we lose the show jared. Why did we hire you two weeks after we showed the whole fucking thing is gone. Would you rather know when you die or how you die. Ross and then and then you need oh man. That's i don't want to know win. Rawson then you look up Miraculously two weeks after the rossville. Podcast ended the jared borislav. Podcast i you not only dead jared came in murdered me took. The show changed the name. And that's that's probably what he did with his five minute saturday. Thirty years in the future. He found a way to to to infiltrate and then take over. Okay now hard. 'cause jerry brought up the hypothetical of what we would do if you died last week. It's an important hypothetical fi. Get hit by a bus. You got to change the name of the show to like a mix of yards names. I was just thinking we would call to open and be like so the carried coal or slow out cared cauliflower haired cola slow somebody make us inherit How about who's listening. Please make a cared chorus. Low podcast and we can do. Is we can sell merchan- the merchants going to be carried coal slows curry coleslaw. Could be huge. It could be huge and we could sell those like r.i.p t shirts both. Ross's face on them crazy like the funeral are seen all big you cruise moon but like you just protect. Ross alright vpn. We won't protect your at all. Chris is going to be a human shield. And i will. I'll use my hands to shield. I'm not gonna use that money. But we know this brought those under armour commercials fucking twelve year. Old was jacked. He's twelve year olds little kids that a- jack make me very uncomfortable there may be nothing makes me more uncomfortable than a little kid. Who's jack that shit thoroughly freaks me out but those commercials used to get me so stoked to go do sports. There is literally not a thing on this earth. That could come on the tv and get me excited as those. We took this underarm commercials. Did i'm pretty sure cameras in so he was cameras was he had the nike. The under armor highlight cleats. That were like his cam. Newton brand cleats they Bank of america stadium would play where the panthers play. It would play Will you took dues house. Oh a second and then they go on go. I hope they got into that. That brand sucks. Everything about under armor is awful that commercial now they sponsor of so. We used to have a d. This is funny because we seventy s for wisconsin. I thought this was going somewhere now. Addidas saudi dos. So all stop. You did you just say adidas in a different way. Audie dos addidas. Is that really how you say to claim addie dassler love of god all right come on for all day. I dream about sports. That's so wrong account even always start. But oh okay. Wisconsin had adidas in our merch shit was terrible and then we got under armor and he got kind of better but i don't like under armour. Your was two thousand twelve. What now is like twelve manual janke. As focused on easy sure our shit like was they took nebraska stuff. It's the same color afterwards. I was remember when unarmed trash brother had this. Listen if you go back and look at the sign. They had jordan speeds steph curry cam newton like every they had so many a-list every league and they couldn't put out one goddamn shoe that made me even remotely interested in buying it and i have fifty pairs of shoes joke. Their best looking shoe was fucking clete. Like those the only shoe that look decent as we're includes out in public literally grabbed these walk leads and walk around here. I'm not gonna lie. I thought about creating some sort of patent to be able to wear cleats normally like slip on slip off. Pat actually works like magic. We'll use to play baseball right. Yeah the metal studs you offers are going to be all over this. Yeah imagine okay. Slows won't be here next week. Rich now have you guys seen the the new nike shoes. That don't require your hands to put on her off. Been your while trying to do this oil. Imagine that you just slip your cleaned into it and you walk from place to place. Never have to take. I saw was the mags. The the back to the future shoes but then they put out these new ones like like four hundred bucks but your shoe will tie. It's fucking self basically like you slip it on your foot and it's like and then you're good which which i'm probably in for at some point. Frankly it's for people with prosthetics shoes. Ross would you rather be caught dead in prosthetic hands. Yeah like arms hands stuff like shit. Yeah that's why they made them. Would you rather wear the chef. Curry's would you rather wear the sketchers easy knockoffs chef curry's sketchers mainly to go back to that. Like that does shoot that ties itself concept. No one will ever outdo the reebok pump in all of those as like causes before your time. I had a pair poems written my name happening. I understand where the where the where the pump life has gone because we need. We've got to get out of here. That will do it for today's show. But the world's very important announcements first and foremost you've been saddled with three legal obligations as a result of having listened to this entire podcast. You know what i'm gonna wipe them. I'm gonna wipe the legal obligation legal obligations from today and give you one to do today one. Just go follow both of these guys. They'll fall the two dudes who work with me. go follow at. What the fuck is chris. Where's your different ones on instagram at chris. Sc nine nine and twitter at q zero us. What about you jared. The official jabaar slow on twitter. Account is at jared boris slow. Wow that is fucking shocking. I cannot believe it. But you're going to want to go there and check it out because jared apparently had a big announcement today. Okay you look at my feet. Apparently i'm getting texts while we've been recording and people are saying that twitter is a buzz. Which big news. Wow a buzz. Buzz about twitter. A bus taking it all the way back to be movie all the way back beginning of the now because we're the best You send us your videos your photos get your feet dawn. Do your feet just gonna leave it at that. The ross bohlin podcast on instagram. When you do your feet or get them done and we want to see your feet getting done or did also go out and volunteer. The year of the volunteer volunteer documented at the rose bowl in podcastone instagram. Taegu's in your story. We will put it up on ours. Checkout bowling media's television and film. Podcasts always do clams and cockles available wherever you darby love. Tv and movies you will love wasters clams and cockles or occ as it is known that will do it for rb. P. three seventy eight produced by mike moody garcia permanent record studios in austin texas. A new era has begun. There was one then. There were two now. There are three for the record will not be on every episode of the show. We need. We need people to do things that aren't recording this. This podcast chris. And i will continue to be here jared. We'll be here. Probably one episode a week for right now is what i'm what i'm thinking. So you can tune in for the j. bone episodes or if you were like this was the worst episode ever. I hope jared is a terrible car accident I i would ask that. You unsubscribe and go fuck yourself. I'm just kidding. But you can tune in for the non jared episodes if you wanted to do go. Fuck yourself We will be back friday but before then. Wednesday wednesday is our next up. My heard last producer wednesday We will be back with our next episode and special this wednesday. Mr jerod freed. I was on his podcast. The j train podcast which you can go listen to the episode came out today. I'm his guest. We talk relationships. Yes me awkward. Questions about getting divorced was really something yelled in my ear lot. I can't wait to do the episode with him because when you do his show he screams in your j. trade podcast jane park so i'm gonna do that shit to him right back See what he says. If you want an ad free third episode of this show every week you can get that on. Patriots dot com slash podcast. Which i believe already said So do not forget. You are not alone pod. Men get paid respect. Mr park straight honor gang gang gang jared. I'm gonna let you do this one. You know what we say to end the show. I what i say. So krizner gonna say peace. Be with you at the same time. And then you're going say and also with you. Okay okay on the count of three. Yep one two three. Ps meeting with you and also with you. That was excellent. go low baby.

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610: Gamify Your Internal Teams to Increase Revenue - Milovan Milosevic

Daily Sales Tips

05:00 min | 9 months ago

610: Gamify Your Internal Teams to Increase Revenue - Milovan Milosevic

"You're listening to the daily sales tips podcast I'm your host Scott Ingram. Today's tip comes from Milla von Milosovic Milan is currently the VP of revenue operations at shift he's built both be to be to C. teams from the ground up and currently leads over fifty people including SDR's years, sales support, and CSM's he is a former professional football player and Co, host of the Biz Bros. podcast, and now here he is with us give listen everyone's going on. So today actually on up to you guys all about gamification. But gave me fine your internal teams to increase sales. was I mean. So basically, it's queen a system or a Creighton, basically a game within the organization depending on how you set up with your teams. To. Optimize. The efficiency levels of those teams whether it'd be pre-sale sale like as the Rt. whatever whether it'd be web ops for their be completely different teams you guys have. And actually organizing internal Wednesday competition by like making more fun to work and you know there's something here is that the actual revenue or the numbers will go up because people enjoy more doing the work there's has been proven at my company currently. So on a huge sample of one, this has worked. So let me know if this works for you guys. What we've done is I've actually created a villain basically where my teams compete against that. Obviously me. So we create a different point system for team member of for their performance necessarily performance in terms of the full on full. Be is that everybody uses but more? So of different things that that teams can interact, which for example, is the AFC team and they don't have great cohesion. This is a phenomenal way to set this up at least I think so. One. Way To do it is, let's say as their schedules and meaning you get one point eighty converts that meeting into. You know a proposal or something they get a point in a half doesn't really matter you different metrics for example, to get one to be activity metric one can be working together as a team metric for example, well, we currently set up is you have A colleague actually step into help you close business. Joe's actual environment. So if you have different than ups, we can bring in Carnegie help. The might be better versed in selling insurance, a CFO versus USA into CMO's Sunday night on those lines or Kohls into into these personas helps you digging appoint or there metric? Maybe. So that way you actually built go, he's you either the bill standing in bridge that gap meet people want to work together and make it fun because the other day he doesn't have to be monetary prizes again, actually be incentives to come to work in. NBA, have fun for example of some ridiculous things when I lost like I recorded a video and send it up to the company and there's people botany beer which I love. The have to anyway. But. There's a bunch of things you guys can do to make sure that unit find those teams can be super successful in driving covers rates because we're even drives, retentions, rhymes teamwork in hopefully drives revenue up because everybody now understands the other side a lot better regardless of they came from one position to another. So they can see the metric, it can be renewed metric it can be closing wherever you guys use. It can be used so that teams can compete they generate approval of points versus you who's how do I generate points when they fail at generating points. So, basically I, don't I can't do anything to nine point except when did not doing or they're not, they're falling behind their. Quota or whatever that may be, and you know as people who should be leading those teams you actually want to step up to help those people out because it also outlines a clear gap where someone is struggling very quickly. Regardless of what he reports this can be sent out in a slack message like daily Api descends all this out and you'll have easily to see when there's a person struggling whether it'd be activity whether it be closing within the final without. Diving into a deeper reports can be very much fun for the entire organization depending on how you sit up said that'll be me thanks a lot for more about Milla von and most importantly for links to check out his Biz Bros. podcast just click over to daily sales dot tips forward slash six ten and we'll have everything for you there. Once you've done that be sure to come back tomorrow for another great leadership focused sales tip from David Weiss thanks for listening.

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Christmas Truce

The Ross Bolen Podcast

56:02 min | 6 months ago

Christmas Truce

"The you back the welcome back to the rose bowl and podcast otherwise known as rb presented by bolan media. I'm your host ross bowl and back again as always with your co host. Chris kohls colson christopher. How are you. i'm doing great man. How you doing you know. Exactly how do and we're recording down the hallway from each other in bowling media headquarters Just started precaution. I had somebody that. I'm that i'm close to that. I was exposed to that had to be tested for covid As a result. I got tested for covid. They ended up being negative but regard this trying to play it safe. We're not going to the studio and exposing anybody else. In fact we're we're safely distance from each other as chris literally in his office which is also my guest room in my home At bowling media. Hq is we like to call it. and then. I'm down the hallway and in my office really this criticism streaming setup. This is typically how we interact with each other when we're live on twitch it is yeah honestly. I'm feeling pretty comfortable right now. Have my shoes off of. I'll be a little frank. My pants unbuttoned cozy. Sit in this chair. yeah. I'm getting a little off for the weekend right now. I'll be on a plane and about you. Know what time is it now eleven forty. Am i'll be on a plane about three and a half hours of a great seat today. Stoked for that spoke to see the family this evening and all my friends back home and yeah it's it's going to be nice having a stress and worry about the potential bringing home kobe since we've been keeping it safe for these last couple of weeks. Yeah the last forty eight hours for us were Were stressful especially considering how safe. We've been to to have a potential exposure. But like i said we've been we've been as safe as anybody can be i think and I'm just happy to be feeling a little better today. I don't think i had it man. I really don't I had i had what was like a cold that i probably get twice every year between at some point in december and march. I get sick a couple times every year. Because we live in austin and that's just the way it is but regardless. Let's digress chris. It's the holiday season it's season. Christmas is upon us. Finally we did not have a monday mental health message. Because we didn't record monday. And i wanted to start. Today's show by talking a little bit about what christmas means to us. I'll start to me. Christmas is really about Reflection shocker i know. New year's eve may celebrate the end of the calendar year but christmas is the time of year. We gathered together friends and family. From near and far. Under normal circumstances non apocalyptic twenty twenty circumstances new year's eve trash. Christmas is my jam. Christmas is about seeing how much your cousins have grown. How much weight. Your aunts and uncles have gained smoking pot in the garage with your nephew than watching football with your grandpa. It's about having a few days to relax in really clear your mind of everything else in the world other than those you love most and that's something that i personally no. I don't get any other time of year. You know what. I mean absolutely. It's something that that only christmas only that this holiday season brings me and it's about watching the same movies like home alone christmas vacation. It's a wonderful life a christmas story. A muppet christmas carol. Listening to the same songs like silent knight in harkatul the bells and frosty the snowman. And shit you only do. In december every year in preparation for and on christmas in and you remember the last time you watched those movies and heard those songs in saw those people and you reflect what's different about them and more importantly what's different about you. And how do those two things interact and this year is obviously so different. When so many of us will have to be apart from friends and family. I want to make sure that we don't miss out on what's so important this time of year that that reflection and i know i don't speak for everyone but personally. This was a lot to digest. There's a lot to reflect on this christmas. This inquiry crop. yeah man. it's the most change. I've endured in my life from one christmas to another and that's a lot of change for thirty-three-year-old boomer like bill to endure kids. I'm tired man. Took a freaking cova test yesterday to spit in a tube down the damn hall from chris instead of at the studio like it's just it's chaos and sauce did we all are would've really been the end of two thousand twenty if it was any other way. You know what. I mean like this is so this is a perfect fit into the end of the year when it started happening man. It was like my first thought was like this is just lazy right told my girlfriend. I was like it's lazy like me. That the ride the routers above. They're getting lazy with us. Too predictable. ray. Y'all both have to hear the same takes. It's really funny. When people i spend the most time with so we obviously do talk a lot and discuss a lot of different things. Yeah and then. I take a lot of that stuff and i'll use it in the show. It's it's where like your prac your test audience for comedy. Your aches off of us back and forth seeing what fits in woodlands love it. Yeah but you get paid. She doesn't so she'll be like hey. You used another one of my jokes yesterday. And i'm like yes it's going to happen. That's going to happen like all my best friends in my text groups. A couple years back started to figure out like you just year. If they've contract comes up here like rosca to take. That should not necessarily like i'm gonna use their takes crediting them. I try to every time. I give me an idea for content. Like one of my boys. Thomas sent me one of the one of the very segments. We're going to discuss today. So you know what. I'm saying campbell. I know what you're saying. I know what you said to be home This christmas for the first time because for the first time in my life. I'm coming home from a new place. That's not call or something. You're going home for christmas flowing home as an adult to and also considering that like okay so graduated from high school in the summer of two thousand seventeen went to the university of south carolina in the fall of two thousand seventeen so came home that christmas after a semester. With like Like i think it was like a two point. Seven five gpa. Which obviously wasn't as. Good as i wanted so was in a position. That i you know my. I felt that my parents at the time weren't as proud of me as i wanted to make them fast forward twenty eighteen. I was working at like a sales job at the time that again like i felt that i wasn't coming home to my parents that i was doing something that i was like doing something that truly made them as proud as i wanna make him and now for the first time in my life i get to go home like and i felt it a little bit on thanksgiving and i'm excited to go back for christmas. 'cause i'm coming home doing something that both makes me incredibly proud and something that i know makes my parents incredibly incredibly proud of me as well and so that's like a completely new feeling for me like coming home now is like a massive weight off my shoulders because i really just get to enjoy and relax with the people that really love me and support me the most and i know what you mean that that was that was a big shift for me to man even when like because i had to go through several christmases where i was kind of like the family. Fuck upright actually. Yeah i would show up. And all my cousins and my grandparents and my aunts and uncles. They all knew. Like i'd been to jail a couple of times like they. You know what i mean. It was where people were like. Is this dude gonna pull his shit together. And then when. I finally started to become responsible and get out of trouble and get my life together. I so looked forward to the holidays because it was like. I'm back baby exactly like you know what i mean like when we see and be proud of you like you said it's important. Last christmas. I was one month and two days removed from a dui so like obviously a bad spot to be in especially on a time like christmas like we were saying that it's such a holiday about reflection so when you have huff year man when you have a year especially where you fuck up like that's a fuck up. That's there's no. There's no way around man in in. I've been there too And so many people have not just those specific that specific circumstance. But people fuck up. We make mistakes absolutely and in a year where you make a big mistake men. Christmas can be tough because you feel like that weight. You know and i mean when you're watching all these christmas movies and listening to these christmas songs you know. They're not a with a with the exception of a few like it's a wonderful life and that's what makes that one so good. They're not typically about guys like fucking up there about people doing good shit in well. I guess a christmas. I'm up at christmas. Carol Michael cain is is a bad guy. then he turns into a good guy. But that's neither here nor there. I i completely understand what you're saying. It is so much fun and so cool and that's again it's what it's like. It's one of the big things about this holiday that i love typically which is unfortunate that this year. We've sort of been robbed of this as a collective. I know it's something that a lot of people are not going to get to experience. So we've gotta find ways to make sure we still accomplish these things and frankly would technology. There's no reason we can't like we all need to be up on facetime like that day. Let's just say total shit storm. Something happens. I don't get to go home for christmas. Or whatever like. I still fully intend on spending most of that day on facetime on text message on phone calls with all the different members of my family with people catching up. Because i think that's the most important piece of the holiday like we get swept up into a whole bunch of this other shit like decorating and and Can be overwhelming. It's almost like with a wedding. You know you miss out on the part of it. That actually matters. Because you're so focused on the planning and the decorations in the who you're gonna invite and the gifts and the presence in the blah blah blah. It's just like whoa this year. Feels like a good time to focus then and even if you robbed physical presence of your friends and family make sure you get what this holiday is all about out of this holiday. Whether you're a christian muslim jew. Gentile and atheist satanist like kief or socialist like chris it's the season for giving for receiving and most importantly for reflecting. I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clear. If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and then make a change. Nana nana can we still do. Michael jackson mix. I mean that might have been a question to ask like fifteen hundred. Hundred started the michael jackson lyrics but At this point. I think there's really no going back so i think this year though with everything being stripped away from like all the Ceremonious kind of extreme and sees of christmas all that stuff kind of being stripped away. It's really a great time for reflection and to really like bring christmas back to like just obey setting of like what's important. What do we need. Like what christ make sing. What makes it feel like christmas. Even if you're not religious. Like what do i find. Value joking there but yeah what. What a what auburn. Yeah exactly what to me. Do i find value in this time of year. This time of reflection this time to go into the new year kind of reset ready to go rejuvenated and feeling great about my surroundings and appreciating my surroundings. And what got me here absolutely for those of us who were fortunate enough to still be here at the end of twenty twenty and to be healthy Even if that means you know not all the way physically healthy. Maybe you got a cold like i do or whatever but To be healthy or did you just be alive and it's something to be thankful for and To reflect on this christmas holiday season with that in mind rb three fifty nine is brought to you by our sports. 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Who was in rehab for cocaine and alcohol after relapsing during the pandemic a lot of people were shocked about this John's bid been an addict on this dude. It's been in recovery For several years to my understanding in this year look brutal circumstances this year for addicts for mental health people brutal circumstances for everybody to be sure But but stay strong and support one. Another is the mental health and substance abuse. Fall out from twenty. Twenty is is far from over and the best of luck to john in trying to get back on the path. Christopher you gotta shout here do shouts to matt urge shot samat norton and your packers gees abets bet. Luckily would you just lucky. We didn't have christian mccaffrey. I'll just say that. wait until next year. You're after that whatever. It is soon come though soon. Come soon calcium see birthdays happy birthday earlier. This december to my dad. Happy birthday data forgot to say it on the show. I just documented unbelievable my dad very much especially after trashing his Cheetos and doritos and everything that he's he's in how he stores at next to his grandfather's ashes. Tell them how his his dad's my grandfather. His dad's a But no he loved the segment about the cheeto dick's Happy early birthday to jackson. Coming up january twenty second look girl asked early and forget but yeah one more month dude you got this happy birthday to liam on the twenty sixth enjoy it day after christmas. Tough birthday tupper. We just got done celebrating. Jesus guy now you know quite hold up. Sorry it's like going from the nba championship to like watching the g. league championship or something. Whatever it's called our by the way speaking of watching if you want to watch This podcast usually. You can do so on youtube dot com slash in media. This is one of the few episodes of our vp. This year that will not be available in video form because on short notice. 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Chris topics that come up again and again headed if reoccurring recurring some might say topics. Yes if they come into the news we get tagged. Of course people send him to us. They can't help themselves. This is one of them. One of the most times we been tagged a story in the history of this podcast. Here's the headline from today. Dot com why dipping dots might have a place in the covid nineteen vaccine distribution plan. This is a massive step. Honestly it's a culmination of of my fantasy world. And my real life world coming together to really make the world a better place the the real utopia that i'm looking for and i i always knew that dip dots would have a role in this. Utopia i mean. How could you imagine a perfect society without dipping dots. The ice cream of the future a lot of people have argued that the society has never been more utopian than in two thousand twenty and now this is just the cherry on top. I've always argued that schlitterbahn the massive water park we have here in. Texas is a microcosm of america and dots has always been the saving grace of schlitterbahn while you're surrounded by fat disgusting sweaty americans who want nothing more than to eat and drink their way to death. You are then saved by this. One shining beacon of societal hope in the form of dip dots. And this this What do i call analogy that. I've been using forever proven true as again from today. Dot com the coronas virus coronavirus. Vaccines are on their way. But the pfizer bio and tech vaccine. So far the only option that has been approved in the united states has one complicating factor. It needs to be stored at negative ninety four degrees fahrenheit. Chris that's an incredibly cold temperature even vaccines and has led to concerns that even as the vaccine is distributed many places may not have the facilities to store it. A potential answer first reported by pop. Cy comes from an unlikely source. Dipping dots company that manufacturers the beloved peleton ice cream treat also operates freezers that get as cold as negative one hundred and twenty two degrees fahrenheit. This is probably not what had mind describing itself as the ice cream of the future. I think that is not giving the dots creators. Quite enough credit gear is that when they were creating their dip. They're like well if we make it go down to at least negative. One hundred twenty two degrees fahrenheit win a global pandemic eventually hits which we know it will because again. These guys are geniuses. They're inventing ice cream of the future. We have nine. They can see the future basically. They know that what the ice cream going to look like. So how do we know. They didn't know that a pandemic was coming and they had to create freezers that we're going to create an environment for these vaccines. It'd be distributed to places like the hell of the earth such as schlitterbahn. This was always the plan. Yes was always the plan. Schlitterbahn long-term goal. Y'all thought they were an ice cream company. They were a freezer company. It's just like how everybody thought. Mcdonald's was a fast food company. They're a real estate company. Go watch the founder. Learn something about business. One time This is a quote from stan jones. The chief development officer for dipping dots. Which is the thing. It's actually colder than dry ice. We have the ability. We have those freezers accessible. Dude stand jones is my new favorite business guy. The chief development officer for dipping dots with dr- drop in just knowledge like it's actually colder than s. That's dope stan More from today dot com however those ultra cold. Freezers aren't the same ones. That dip dots ice cream is stored in while the sweet treat needs to be kept at a colder temperature than most ice creams to maintain. Its round shape. The freezers that dipping dots kept only reached negative. Forty degrees fahrenheit jones explained that the company developed the ultra cold storage with a subsidiary company. So that they could provide equipment to other industries including medical facilities that raise bacteria cultures so dip dots has been actually doing science stuff for a minute dipping tobacco leaves and science apparently so in fact. Some of the ultra cold freezes are already used as vaccine storage. They're using our equipment to pella ties just like we. It ties are ice cream. Jones said dopamine is some of their products using the same process that we do so. We developed an equipment. Line through dip and dots cryogenics to provide equipment to those other industries turns out different one of the coolest companies in the world This story is absolutely bonkers is dipping announced just gonna like now pivot into like cryogenic research and theory and ended up being the first people to create like futurama type. Freezer that keeps you alive for two thousand years and puts you the future. Do just going to give up on ice cream. And they're just gonna go straight into cryogenics also. This is huge for like in south park. When cartman can't wait for the nintendo we'd come out so he he wants to freeze himself and he doesn't have that ability to go like stick himself in the snow. If dipping dots cryogenics gets on top of their shit like next time. We have to wait for release like a movie. Or let's say like beginning of this year you felt like This year is going to be trash on myself till this fucking twenty twenty one. You could do that. If dipping dots cryogenics will get on their shit. What do i dip in dot stocks It's a great question. I know now. They're deep state their deep state. You can't you can't buy dip in dot stock. So jones gadgets. Stan jones also explained a- dip dots has gotten inquiries about using their facilities to store doses of the corona virus vaccine. We've had a few. Most of our inquiries are coming from pharmacies and places that might be administering the vaccines and are anticipating what they might need for storage. He also added that they have had requests from local health departments. They're getting inquiries but they're not overwhelmed by them and he said that in their responses the company confirms that they can obtain freezers however he said that he makes it clear to any interested parties that the same freezers can't be used for food and vaccines so i. That's a great point. Stan thank you. I you know what. I don't going to figure that stands like i want to be clear to you. Scientists doctors. We can't sell ham. Dude puts it ham in these phases. Gist vaccines. i don't know why. Stan has a weird accent. I'm just imagining the all. These people are like wait so we could set up a dip in dot stan or stand at our zoo that boasts cells dip dots. And the vaccine. That's fucking genius. Now sounds incredible chris. That's an american idea. Like cutting as long. John silver's together with a what is it. Kfc yeah that's the same concept you get two things in one place. You get dip dodge. You get yourself zapped with the latest next year. When kobe twenty drops which i heard. It's supposed to be sick again. The new one can just get to the dipping dots outlets. And that's how we all go get vaccines. Is that what the uk got the early drawn. A supreme drop. They got the cova twenty already. Yeah because they were the they were the The main production studio behind the game. Yeah okay they paid for. The rights saved the initial drop rights going back to our lazy writing. I just think it's going to be hilarious when people talk about dipping dots being the saving of twenty. The only reason that the world got the backseat at what. What do you need to do to get a nobel peace prize. Like i just like. This has to be getting close to nobel peace prize type level. Joan mass to be on the path. They're going to need these freezers. Yeah you know. We're going to need them. Because this is going to take several months of vaccinating before before shit starts to get even remotely close to normal again. I know people aren't really ready to face that fact yet. But it's time it's time our next Headline if you're ready. Yeah hit it. Hit from bloomberg denmark to dig up millions of dead mink after rushed call. Oh this is story that was sent to me by by my buddy thomas shots did mark again bloomberg here. We'll dig up millions of dead mink. After a hasty coal and burial intended to stamp out. At corona virus mutation ended with the rotting carcasses triggering a new contamination risk love that they of about four million mink will take place in may with six month. Waiting period deemed sufficient to ensure the bodies will be free of the virus and safe to handle once dug up. The mink will be incinerated as corporate waste health authorities said keeping the animals buried poses quote no immediate pollution risk with regard to lakes streams as well as drinking water in quote. Good lord this truly is the year from hell. This is like a hollywood script. This is michael clayton combined with erin brockovich combined with Some movie about for just out of curiosity like what government official thought. It was a good idea to mass grave berry. Four million mink at what. Prime minister met frederickson. How do you not get thrown out of the meeting at that. Point like meam storrow out the window. I think he's running the meetings. So that's the problem with guys we run meetings is typically prime minister met different zidan believe how they pronounce. It has had to defend her role. Oh it's a her in the debacle one of those countries. It's run by mostly women where they make way better decisions. Most of the time. I think you might have been hasty this. I'm definitely not thinking about germany. I feel like germany. Germany had her never email. Prime minister handed in a positive light anymore. Though it's one of these like it's one of these ones up there. Sweden or denmark or one of those whatever. Those are called one that has like an entirely female upper management system up his respect to whichever country that is respected management system bloomberg Says the government is trying to bring it close to a chapter that forced to cabinet minister to resign. An ended did marks reputation as a country that fought off the pandemic more able than most. What is shitty way to wreck your report card for the year. All we were doing. Really good in in burian in containment on a coronavirus vaccine and then we had the buried. A tool million can Yeah here we are now. I don't know why. Minnesota knicks with cajun minnesota mixed. With what what they are now. But that's what they had to do. That's that's just it. But i mean think about reading this in the history books and a couple of years and it really. Yeah we're doing real good and But then we buried four million rodents and or really makes first of all. Just imagine the people that had to bury these and now have to live with the trauma burying forming spur. Their entire lives just in now in two go back on. Bury them like them. Like your wife you you're right it's like you wake up in the morning you make your coffee your wife so honey. What are you doing today. What's the job today. Yeah we use me four million minks corpses out of the ground. So then incinerate them. Yeah and they've been in there for six months so they're gonna smell really really good and they're going to be like the heart no. I didn't close the job you want. I want to be an upper management. I also feel like frankly. If you're gonna fuck up like at least this wasn't like a human life like it's it's unfortunate for the minx you know. Yeah but at least they didn't like decide to bury all of their sick covid patients or something like just like barium alive. I mean i guess it could be worse. Speaking of which denmark is one of the countries that journey joined a bunch of other european countries imposing a forty eight hour ban on all arrivals from the uk where this rapidly spreading mutation of the virus has been detected among humans. The weird mutation crazy shit. They said nine cases of britain's mutated strain had been recorded in denmark so far. No that's not good. I think i haven't been doing a very good job of keeping up with what's going on in the uk. I just know that it's not looking great. It is unfortunate as our last and final headline of the day. Chris from usa today. West point accuses more than seventy cadets of cheating in worst academic scandal in nearly forty five years. Which first of all let me say a pathetically dramatic headline yup. Can't where's the academic scandal in nearly forty five years chris. That's frankly the same as being like his worst game since last week in like an nba season like last. That's not very long. For as far as academic scandals go. I feel like they're doing pretty good. And i like seven thirty five years sitting that. Many cadets like seventy cadets is not that that's like one class that's literally just like one lecture hall. Y- here right now. Let's get a little the details here so In washington more than seventy cadets at the us military academy at west point where accused of cheating on a math exam the worst academic scandal since the nineteen seventies at the army's premier training ground for officers. Again this is from usa today. Fifty eight cadets admitted to cheating on the exam which was administered remotely because of the covid nineteen pandemic. First important thing to remember. Most of them have been enrolled in a rehabilitation program and will be on probation for the remainder of their time at the academy meaner of their time at the academy others resigned and some face hearings that could result in their expulsion. The scandal strikes at the heart of the academy's reputation for rectitude rectitude espoused by its own moral code which is literally etched in stone quote a cadet will not lie cheat steal or tolerate. Those who do not. The first time this year. Tim back in a law. Professor at west point called the scandal a national security issue ten that dramatic west point cadets become senior leaders the nation depends upon not in all cases by the way all of our senior leaders are completely foolish of shit. I was going to say and also like let's be honest here. It's an online test where everybody in the country right now is cheating on online. Like most of your haulage is figuring out how to cheat efficiently. Yes and if you're considering for all of us who went to you know spent time at college or university. Whatever the fuck call it in england or whatever you know people cheat on stuff it's widespread we're lazy. It's not necessarily that. We don't even know to do. It's not that we can't learn it said we don't want to we're lazy or we just flat out. Don't want that. We find ways around things and a lot of times. It's like busy work like a lot of the shia cheated on in high school or college. Just busy work. That i knew was there was no point in me doing this. The teacher gave it to us because they just want us to have something to do. So i mean like if i can find the answers for it. I only cheated in math. Because i was like. I fucking hate this and and it wasn't very often. It's probably like a couple of times in high school and college combined but This is obviously an over dramatic situation based on the fact that the covert is the case that they're taking this exam remotely of course. People are cheating on exams in large numbers right now. They're not even really being taught in a lot of cases in is an effective in an environment as they had previously. So it's it's almost like these kids should get a pass. I feel like anyone also from back and hold on. There's no excuse when the fundamental code for cadets is is that they simply should not lie cheat or steal therefore when the military tries to downplay effects of cheating at the academy were really downplaying the effects on the military as a whole we rely on the military to toews honestly when we should fight wars and when we can win them again. That's from tim back in a law professor west point the call the scandal national security issue. I just don't think comparing calculus one exam to a national security stand. Scandal is quite a fair comparison. When you're talking about eighteen year old college freshman. And also. I could be wrong here but i have a very good friend of mine. That was a freshman at west point this year. She's a cheerleader there. So i don't know if it's different because she's an athlete but she was on campus the entire year even though they were remote and i believe most of the west point freshman if not the entire student body were all tested and then kept on campus but just taking classes remotely air quotes by taking them online like in their rooms and stuff like that so they didn't have to go to in person class so i believe all of these students were still like around each other. Exactly that's on talking about. It's it's absolutely ridiculous and it really sucks them. Because the freshman at west point most military colleges. I believe all military colleges it says in the article. They started on his plebs peel. Es the that basically means please yeah that basically means you're a pledge for like until the last two months of your freshman year. You're basically that's what that's what i meant. Yeah yeah hazing. It works absolutely so for these kids to now be on academic or whatever type of rehabilit- rehabilitation and probation system. That they've now put themselves on. They basically for the next for their entire four year college experience will never be able to experience west point the way that it was meant to be experienced. Sophomore junior senior which sucks for them for once-over action. That's an overreaction. I frankly have never understood. I understand that cheating cannot be allowed but children make mistakes. Yeah freshman in college our children. And if you don't allow children a learning curve and you have to extreme of punishments that can be incredibly destructive to their future By the way if you want to know where plea beans come for plebes come from it comes from beans also called plebs or plebes were in ancient rome. They were the general body of free roman citizens who were not patricians who weren't in the military. I guess as determined by the census or in other words commerce. So that's something that. I honestly has been used in all kinds of different places. It's not something that's just used a west point. It's really funny though that it is instructors initially determined that seventy two plebes or first year cadets and one yearling or second year cadet at cheated on a calculus final exam in may a final exam. Those cadets all made the same error on a portion of the exam that is hysterical. So one idiot in their cheating scandal like jacked up one problem and got them on hot. Yeah it sucked to the that guy. It would also sucked to be the one sophomore that got caught. Like you can get if you're one of seventy two freshman like it's like it's another thing but the one single sophomore that got caught. Oh that blows had your freedom. You had your you were there. You made it out of plumb ship navy ship unbelievable kris van saying the headlines of the day we had some good dip dots. Talk god now. I really want dip a dip adults at the airport. I don't think they do. I don't think but i don't fly often enough to know one way or the other we also talked mink end west point cheating scandal. So we'll move on rb. Petri fifty nine is also brought to you by hawthorn a lot of been thinking about making personal changes lately. If you want to improve start by improving your self care routine. That's a good place to start. Welcome hawthorn hawthorn is a premium tailored personal brand. That's making it easy for guys to feel and smell their best. You start with their quiz. They ask you everything you've ever wanted to be asked about your skin and hair type oil or dry straight or curly all the details necessary to build out the perfect self care for you. It was actually pretty helpful and just generally understanding how hygiene works as as a stupid man. i've been using hawthorne shampoo conditioner and their body wash all year. It's phenomenal. it's been an instrumental part in the year. The comeback from me. I couldn't more highly recommend all their products. Chris what have you been using. And how do you like it. Shampoo conditioner body. wash face. Cleanser face lotion hand so pan cream. Have i mean it really has changed my complete like night morning and night routine. I feel so much more confident with clear skin Especially with my face and my body. I feel so much softer going into the weekend. It's really fantastic. It's completely completely changed. My hygienic routine. 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It is if you really industries if you disassociate everything surrounding this and you only think about the christmas truce. It's mischievous yeah. It was a series of widespread on issues ceasefires along the western front of the first world war around christmas nineteen fourteen. The truce occurred only five months into the war. Hostilities had lulled as leadership on both sides. reconsider their strategies following the stalemate of the race to the sea and the indecisive result of the first battle of e. Plus you know how world war one was dude. You saw the movie nineteen seventeen i did. This shit was hell. It was the most miserable version of warfare that ever existed bar none all these dudes were out there like yup. I'm to die. It was like vietnam. In that way like it may be worse circumstantially like joe goo versus what. This was like totally different deal. Not even comparable really. This was hell and you got on these guys like okay so when we won i broke out to a lot of these people thought. The war is going to be over in six months. Eight monterey twelve is going to be a four year war. So war breaks out in late july july twenty eighth nineteen fourteen but the time they get to christmas. They've only been on the front lines for you. Know four or five months. They think the war is probably coming to a close in the next couple of months so at this time. Soldiers are not fully worn down yet. Morale is still probably somewhat pretty high and people are just wanting to get back home to their families. Yeah run with that yeah. What ended up happening is men from both sides ventured into no-man's-land on christmas eve. No-man's-land being the You know this was trench warfare. So there was trenches on one side than like a half a mile and then trenches on the other side and they just fucking murder each other in artillery. Shell each other to hell. Yep so do wandered into no man's land in the middle on christmas eve and christmas day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. There were joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps while several meetings ended and carol singing. Men play games of football with one. Another creating one of the most memorable images of the truce hostility has. Hostilities continued in some sectors. Excuse me while in others. The settled on little more than arrangements to recover bodies but there were areas where they were full blown christmas carols taking place in and burial ceremonies and prisoners loss matches and very crazy very crazy to hear about so the following year a few units arrange ceasefires but the truth is were not nearly as widespread as they were in nineteen fourteen thousand. Nine hundred fourteen was really like chris said because it was the beginning of the war There was strongly worded. Orders from the kyw commands of both sides prohibiting truces the final the next year because of what they had seen in one thousand nine fourteen soldiers were no longer amenable truce by nineteen sixteen so they weren't even allowed. I don't even think they were mean they weren't Into the idea anymore right. I think so. Yeah yeah that means. They weren't open to or responsive to it so it the war like you're saying at that point in by nineteen sixteen. Even the soldiers were like. Yeah this isn't gonna fly anymore literally murdering each other by the hundreds of thousands out. Well what. I was telling. Ross i was like imagine being soldier only being on the front lines for like six months. You have this night of truce where you go out. And you humanize the enemy. Basically you actually get to know them. You see their faces you see. They're just normal guys like you. There cog in the machine of this overall war. That's being orchestrated by the bourgeoisie. The people in power it would be very hard to hop back in the trenches and keeps shooting at the other side. The next you know what i mean. He's use a word that i have the slightest idea what it means. I couldn't even spell bourgeois bourgeosie. boer's wasi it just means like the elites like basically the ruling class or wadi so like chef boyardee chef swazi pasta. Chris no but just imagine like say one thousand nine hundred sixty sixteen the next year nineteen fifteen the generals. They don't want that disassociation and realization of like. What are we even doing here. It had just been also bitter by that point. Ed like human losses. Exactly like when when the enemies been shelling you for the last year and a half. It's kinda hard to go out and like shake hands and sticking minds carols time. It's all said and done the total number of military and civilian casualties in world war. One was around forty million. Twenty million deaths in twenty one million wounded total. The number of deaths includes nine point. Seven million military personnel in about ten million civilians That's crazy yes so many people. And that's why they call it a war the war to end all wars and then world war two came around. You know for the time at the time. So apparently according to kapadia the truces were not unique to the christmas period and reflected a mood of live and let live where infantry close together with stop overtly aggressive behavior often engaged in small-scale fraternization engaging in conversation or bartering for cigarettes in some sectors. There were occasional ceasefires to allow soldiers to go between lines and recover wounded or dead comrades and others. This was There was a tacit agreement not to shoot while men rested exercised or worked in view of the enemy. So this aspect to war is like so odd us now. In the present day gentleman's war it's like the last instance of the honor online type. So who revolutionary war style like. Yeah wars where you were lining up and it was you know. Obviously this was an an evolved version. It was well. I say evolved potentially devolved. It was the version where we saw in the movie the patriot or whatever. The revolutionary war. We're guys were literally marching at each other with muskets and just like stopping and shooting. And that was. I but visited there. It was an evolved version of that exact. Same type of idea though. So that's why woodward that's why in one the death count was so high because the last version. It was the last war with with posts or with old tactics and modern equipment so skits and machine guns and everything like that but they were still trying to advance on the enemy with these great pushes just like they did one hundred years before in the oven. Nimble napoleonic era and there were still using the exact same tactics it honestly probably ended up driving technology forward even more quickly after the world saw the results of world war one and how incredibly devastating it was to human life Well every war is a major advancement in technology. Like if you look at world war one you look at world war two and you see what technology came out of the war. I mean nuclear energy came out aboard war to i in science is always massively. Sillard by war like edison in a lot. The times is pushed vastly forward through war because people have to. There's so many wounded that you have to figure out ways to treat them like it's a weird given take on kind of like the advance of society when these great instances occur what you're selling war. What is it good for absolutely nothing. The potential answers should be rephrased like absolutely nothing but it does make some stuff happen faster in terms of societal development. Unfortunately yeah that you have to weigh out in the grand scheme of about think about think about world war two did for like our mass production and like the ability to transfer car factories in the in the factories that are literally pumping out b fifty two bombers by ten a day. You know what i mean. You gotta do not wanna read the list of shit that nazi scientists contributed to. It's extremely extremely upsetting johnson space werner von braun sinister space the like the us ron christie. And it's crazy operation paperclips upgrading anyway. Christmas truce They were particularly significant to the number of men involved and the level of their participation even quiet sectors dozens of men openly congregated daylight and. It was remarkable. This is often seen as symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent of human history. Obviously this is incredibly symbolic frozen twenty twenty. Considering the circumstances on a number of levels who's traffic year bad year just like nine hundred fourteen We could all use a break. A little christmas truce at the same time as a year that most of us in america spit in battle with each other within our families within our friendships For political reasons in particular But for all numbers social reasons included and at this time of this year it makes sense that we all take a little christmas truce and and remember what's important and come back together and celebrate each other and and remember that our love for each other is much more important than all this other shit that we've endured this year in terms of Strife and in terms of conflict with one another so put all that stuff behind you just like these dudes did in the christmas in one thousand nine fourteen use their example nineteen fourteen nineteen fourteen. Good job rain. And that's that next segment. We need your help. So listen gang up last episode of the year. 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Whole Lotta Trash

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Whole Lotta Trash

"The you back check. Welcome back to the ross bowl and podcast otherwise known as rb presented by bolan media. I'm your host ross bowl and back again with your co host. Chris kohls colson christopher. You're wearing like a jumpsuit. Or back i am one of the local vintage fields soft as hell by softest ever felt in. The studio is a vintage jumpsuit. It is a real for real it is. I found this in my great uncle's closet after he unfortunately passed like ten years ago. Wearing deadman's velour jumpsuit. Yeah i don't think he actually have a though. Because it's still has the tags on it. Which i'm afraid to like i don't know. Do i clip this like. It's one of those tags right now. Chris yup this routinely comes up for me. Cut this tag thing. It's something weird about it especially with vintage items. You wanna leave the tag up. You take the tagline. Yeah i think so because it's just gonna this is the thing that will haunt you forever. always had the question. Does it come off. go on one time. I saw a gentleman dressed in a vintage outfit. A costume party about forty five years old. Sure i was a roughly twenty women was in college. He was our alumni adviser as it were for our fraternity and he's showed up and he had tags on his outfit and one of the dudes around my age walk by and ripped the tag off. And that gentleman backhanded that child across the face. Diddy yeah raghav. Now okay before it leads to you. Hit a child okay. Yeah wasn't looking to hit it anyway. Go ahead remember. The the era of life back in the mid two thousand guys would wear hats with the tags on them. This was a big problem in houston in h town with flat bills rap culture specifically pop culture demanded at a point that you wear your your your you leave your tags your mba shiny sticker on your hat shit like that. I don't know what we were doing there. There's a key and peele skit about it. Actually in which they start racking up different hats like bags on them and then they're like hat's in the boxes that they wear on top of their heads with the box on. It's quite an incredible skate. One of my favorite keen peels didn't get enough credit. Not really dentist my age especially though like i really did care. I know that's a big joke which chapelle joked about it even like watching all these other people do. His show was painful but key and peele bad. Some fucking sketches really really stuck in that. We're truly hilarious. Is your outfit kia. Well thank you. I appreciate that. I've been compared by if you've seen despicable me to. Yes look like the guy the skinny guy with like. He's got a little bit on on that. Tries to like blue moon grew safety. Yeah that's what. I've been compared to on twitter so far today with. I do see that for sure. Says you need a gold chain. And i agree. I think it's the finishing touch here. And then you. This is like an outfit. That adam sandler would wear an uncut gems or something. I could wear it to On the next episode of the sopranos breakdown pod absolutely fits costume wardrobe. I was gonna offer this jumpsuit. To you in case you wanted to You know rolling looking like big paul or something man. I'm not going to say no to that. I'd like to show up to the next pod looking like big pussy bump cerro. It's not something that i'm against. I think you could pull it off for sure anyway. Big on me so hope you all had a very merry christmas happy holidays and they're excited for the new year. Chris and i got to go home over the weekend and the week last week for christmas. First time for me in twenty twenty. That i got to go home You rolled back early last week. Obviously spent a few days in the north carolina. I did so to start. Today's show with our monday mental health message. I wanted to speak to the importance of resetting with change of scenery or pace or people because holy shit. This weekend did wonders for my mental health. Getting out of austin. I've spent ninety nine point. Nine percent of twenty twenty was amazing and there are a lot of reasons for why i've been here right like we all are aware of the international pandemic that has taken place throughout the course of this year. Really limiting the amount of things we can do and where we can go and traveling and vacations those things. We're all kinda put on hold for most of us As well as just the general safety of our family members and friends we didn't want to be spreading it around a lot of a so. We didn't move around much. I wasn't driving my panic. Disorder guide me to a place where i was no longer feeling comfortable behind the wheel so i was having to get rides or rideshare everywhere which during the covid period ridesharing became a very skeptical activity so there was a lot of things at play. But i didn't get to go home. Parents were having to come up here and visit me and not only got to happen a couple times and i obviously went through a divorce at the beginning of the you're not to keep harping on that but it was something that kind of isolated me within my house and A divorce you know. That's kind of a big life. Change slightly impactful life change. I i would say you're forgiven for talking about it. I know but i feel like you know basically let me put it this way. I have moved on with my liser. So when i when i bring it up it makes me feel like i'm still giving it power in like about me. Sure sure sure. Yeah i read in the most. Y'all like judging me for it or whatever but anyway it's just something that i don't only like come on like we're done with this is smith's not how it works. Yeah you know what i'm saying though so anyway. Lots of things kept me at home and just being out of my house was great. You know it always is when we get to come to the studio. It's refreshing when when we go eat out somewhere very rarely. It's refreshing but man disconnecting like leaving the city and getting to disconnect from everything that bugs me down by the stuff that gets you stuck on a day to day. It was enormous for me in just putting as much distance as possible. Between chris and i a few times a year is going to be necessary. I'm thinking of flying him to nyc for new year's eve to watch the ball drop and go to vegas and that'll be as far apart as we can get well. It's only been one week. But i'm just kidding chris. Ship me away already. It's great to have you back on this. Be back chris. Got me a wallet for christmas. A really really nice like a man wallet i did. I had been using a little boy wallet for far too long men. Somebody grow up. People know this. But i like what i like and i don't particularly care if it makes me look like a child so sometimes the people around me in my life that i'm closest to have to give me guidance and chris and his mom were like. Hey that's a wallet for a fucking child you child here. Here's a man. Wallet for a man. Grow up peter pan and it feels good man. I put on my cards and it last night And i like chose to not put in some dumb shit like my Like my casino card. When i went to lake charles for my bachelor party like that doesn't need to be in there. I haven't gone back. He's machine. Swipe meter my dave and buster's membership. I took that out as well. My expired austin library card. I took that as well. I have no intention of going to the library. Perhaps ever again if martin have to your expired donor a year doughnut member club. now that will never leave stays. That's the tom given. But it feels good to have a man wallet and have it be order anyway. Back to christmas seemed my dad and my mom. My brother my brother's girlfriend and getting to spend time with them and my girlfriend and her daughter man. That's the best stuff in all of life and it was mostly denied to was this year. Just even like. I was talking to my grandma on the phone and i miss her so much. Obviously she's one of my favorite people in the world. I love her to death and she was just like. I can't wait for all the be able to get together and physically spend time together again. My dad and my mom were able to go visit her and and it was funny like they sent me a picture like my mom. My grandma my mom's wearing a mask. And i was just like i'll just like the the just the cap on twenty twenty s ridiculous. Yeah it's just absolutely just keeps getting higher and higher to it does. but. But i'm i'm i feel like we're turning the page you know i mean th that. Obviously there's a lot of personal weight behind that. Because i've i've really this last few months i've felt the positive momentum not just in my life but like societally. I feel like we got through the election. We've got the vaccines out. We got through christmas. Everybody knows it's going to be a dark winter. That this cova crap is something that's not going to get better the next couple months. It's going to get worse. New year's eve isn't gonna help. But i feel like we all know where we're at. Yeah you know if nothing else. This year has really given us like. This is where you're at what you've got going on. Nobody can really lie to themselves anymore. Right now there's not enough distractions to keep you like you know. Deny in denial. About what you've got going your life circumstances. Yeah yeah kinda had to come to terms with exactly what's been going on and that's been a lot of us. Oh people men to take a look at your own life under the microscope in a year. That's forces you to do so in to reckon with what you've got going can be terrifying. I think a of us you know we hit that point somewhere around midyear where it was like. Yeah we had to make a look at ourselves or take selves and make that change. We're pulling out michael jackson. We're pulling out though. Can we still. Michael takes them. I think we brought that up losing man in the mirror like i think last week's keep moving before we get. We're doing it though we're doing it. We're moving. We're all keeping move and that's the point we're moving and grooving always. Yeah and being home for me especially was especially after this long of a year and with so much change going on in your job six months into the grind for sherman absolutely This time specifically was the first time. That when i was home i was really like wait to get back get back on the grind because like i'm fully starting to really feel settled in and austin and starting to really like find what works for me and how i can be most productive like in my job here and getting back home. I was almost like. I wanna get back in like get all in back in it because when i'm home like i love i love my dad excited about what you've got going on in your personal life exactly absolutely and when i'm home i love my parents to death. I mean i'm still their baby boys so there's times that i still kind feel like their baby boy when i'm at home when you're in that that part of life where it's like there's that conflict right because it's i mean. Look we all love going home. No matter how old you get you going home to your parents a lot of reasons. There's comfort there there's food save. Make you good food. it's your parents. Take care of you. And that's a weird feeling when you're becoming independent in an adult in at twenty one years old exactly where you are in life and starting your own job in building your own life in your sort of it's that period where you know it's not a separation from your parents but it's certainly You you create your own lane point in life where you create your own lane so when you swerve back into their lane momentarily it feels strange. And you're like i don't know if you get back to my lane as quickly as possible or also the thing. I noticed a lot. When i was your age when i was first starting out my career and i'd get to go home for christmas or whatever it was. It would get me excited. Like my nothing motivates me more than my family. Yeah absolutely you know what i mean so being around my mom dad the people that gave me the things that i have put me in the position. I'm in to do what i'm doing with my life. It means a lot to me and it makes me want to get back to like. It's weird and rushing and continue to make them more proud and be like. Hey this is what we're doing. This is what we're working on this hour growing this is how we're impacting people etcetera etcetera and also for me. When i'm home you can probably relate this to back earlier on in your career Just use your analogy of two different lanes and kind of getting used to each other's lanes when you're back at home right growing up. I always wanted to like go. Business major work my way up the corporate ladder. That type of thing. That's what my mom did. She's a very successful business woman. And so our lanes when we were younger. She thought they were going to be very very similar now. Obviously they're very different to what i do versus what both of my parents have done in their lives. So a lot of the time at home is kind of spent showing them what it's like to live in my lane like. Look my lane is okay. Yeah it's okay. Like this is what i'm doing. This is this is how it helps me because they're so like polar opposite it showing them that yes we're living very different lives but i think there's some things that i think that there's things that i do in my lifestyle that they can take away to put into their lifestyle to live health healthier and happier lives as well. And so it's you know i've had more and more conversations with my parents and My mom about like politics and mental health and stuff like that on a deeper level now because wings. Yeah because i'm more comfortable. If i can talk to talk about it into a microphone for thirty thousand people a week or so. Then i definitely should be able to talk about it to my own parents. And so i've been having those deeper conversations with them and talking about the things that i go through in a productive way not just like a. Let me go through this. I got this type of you know what i mean. It's kind of weird one of the side effects. I guess weird side perks of christianized profession when your parents are very supportive as ours. Our very fortunate and they listened to your show. They get to know you a lot better when you're not around even that's one thing to with my mom and like i'll go home and you know the catching up. You would normally have to do well. She already knows most of the ketchup. Because right first of all we stay in touch but she listened to the show every time it drops within like a half hour or whatever and then she knows like everything. I've got going on and you know for the most part. That's a lot of what the show is. What sheriff lives in our mental health struggles and talk about what's current and are in the world and fun cool stuff that we enjoy and that's it So there's that element of it to where it gets. I'll tell you this over time. That really turns into some special. Because you get like you said talk about all kinds of things with your parents that you normally would never ever discuss and rather than having to give your parents. That opinion. That maybe abrasive. Yeah if you did it right to their face. Yeah it gives them the opportunity to hear an opinion that you have. That's very different than something they believe. And then reflect opponent toward then when you talk about it in person you've had this time and space to where there's no animosity and it doesn't feel like you're attacking them with because sometimes when your opinions are so polar opposite to what somebody else banks can make your your parents feel on the defensive right off the bat you know. That's that's a very instinctive parental thing and want your kid to take the path you did. You want your children. You know unlike. Continue to have this kind of have this concept in your head you have this vision for your child and for the differently than you have to give them the opportunity to show you because my parents specifically i know that they know that i could do anything that i wanna do. Many possibilities many options et cetera. Et cetera supplying. Oh you can't play piano except playing piano or the saxophone. Both of which i would like to sexy instruments but For them they know that. If i take the path that they chose. It'll be a safe path. You know do you saying absolutely i can do. I can go a different way. They know that but they like for them. It was very difficult because they knew that. If i did xyz i would end up here and be successful for me. I thought that i could do. Abc and ended up in a similar spot but defining sex success in different insects in different ways shapes forms definitions etcetera et cetera based on perspective. And that's kind of the thing you find throughout the course of your life even into adulthood is like what is success for me. Yes and how does it differ for what my parents to find success. As in that and again there can be that initially in your twenties especially. There's this weird conflict there because your definition might not line up with theirs but inevitably what you proved your parents. If you do things correctly is it that you can you. You've got this and then it becomes a whole 'nother level the pride for your parents because it's oh wow. He didn't even need that lane. Yeah like look at that. He made his own. And that wraps back to what you were saying earlier about when your home it gives you that opportunity to where you're like to get back on the because i want to show them like i can blaze this path. Yeah so well. In growing up. Where i grew up a lot of people that i work with. They come out of college with a job. Ready to go from dad. uncle action. Whoever family friend yeah ready to go with like six eighty dollars salary full benefits ready to rock and roll off of a four year. Degree didn't even have to take an interview. Dudes got forty five thousand dodge jobs out of school. That i was like. Yeah what the fuck and so for me. I kind of got to the realization. Was like you know. I really want to see if i can do this on my own and obviously i still have lots of help and support from my parents. I'm definitely not doing this. Quote unquote fully on my own right. But i'm blazing a to me. I feel i'm blazing a path. That's different to what they would have expected out of me yet. Every time i come home. I can tell the prouder and prouder of what i'm doing because they can see the impact that i'm making on other people and that's something that like genuinely is unbeatable and we talked about it last week. Some i mean. This is exactly why i love christmas and and it doesn't even have to be what we're speaking to the level words like with your parents. It's like even just getting texts from aunts and uncles and friends and people. I didn't get to see its. It's just touching base with everyone number with election not even with fan. I reached out to certain people over the holidays. Just based on like they would post a story that i connected to that just to reach out when i haven't talked to him forever saying hey man i appreciate what you're doing like hope you're doing well. Merry christmas in the family and just stuff like that where it's just like even people that i haven't talked to in a while but i have that mutual respect for kind of thing where you're you're continuing to keep up with the growth of the people around you that gosh you to where you are today. You know it's funny. I always make fun of christmas cards. I yeah oh we all do multiples do even when you make. Yes it's stupid. This is exactly why. Christmas cards exhibit is In in its funny. I've gotten probably four or five. And i appreciate people who send christmas cards issued. Fucking awesome thanking me I put them up on my fridge. Man and like the first. One i put up with dylan used to work with Mister chivalry review the card very cute card. Let me just say. I love his kid. Man is beautiful Just a good looking family. Let me just put it that way. Good-looking family chivalry release. And that was the first one. And i put it up there as a kind of awkward. It's just like one one grown man. It looks like a native american cigar indian and And i know that's offensive. I don't know what else to call that thing. A native american cigar stag not those who probably out. I'm pretty positive. There's somebody going cigar shop disregard shop at the end of two thousand twenty like look man. That's gotta go it's gone. We're leaving those twenty twenty. It's been a hell of a year. You you take that shit. Back you fucking. I don't even know how the how do you. How do you dispose of your offensive. Native american statues cigar guy. I would love to think that there's just like a warehouse of like ten thousand native american classic that's offensive. like how do you dispose of the offensive. Object that you're already offending of anyway I got the christmas card. From from dylan. And then i got a couple more and it started to grow and then Now i was looking at my fridge last night. 'cause i got another one somebody. Somebody remembered me like after the fact because this you came in after christmas or the male systems messed up. I don't know it doesn't matter the point. Is it the hit me. Suddenly as i was looking at my fridge i was like oh shit the very thing and i've been talking about that. We're gonna talk about again. We just talked about that. We talked about last week. It this is it. Yeah it works. Christmas cards are effective. And they give you that connection. They show you the people in their families and how much growth. They've had since the last time and they have a nice message in its most effective. Obviously not for the people. You're very close to talk to all the time you see them but those fringe people dude the ones you were saying like i'd see a story and just hit somebody like doing well and had a good year. It's that standing. Yeah i remember you're alive. I know you're out there. Here's what me and my people look like. I'm stoked to know you and it's not very good. It's a weird relationship with the people that like those types of people because they're the ones that i wasn't necessarily friends with friends with like you're never super tight at one point or another but your time. We had a conversation or an interaction on any level. I always either took something out of it. Gave something to them to take out of it. There was always a type of like. I respect you in know who you are as a person and you feel the same about me. Let's make each other better when we see each and we'll tell you something weird hitting those people. Yeah may become some of your closest france and see the not necessarily but later but those people the ones that you just hit the and i know exactly what you're talking about. It's type of person when you haven't spent much much time with them necessarily. Yeah but have a mutual respect. And you're like i v. we understand each. Yes so you just talk every once in a while and you see shit goes and you glean things from glean gleam whatever take things away and then they take things from you and it's like those are the people that down the line you have like a monthly phone call with thirty five. Yeah those are the dudes that i get meeting so with because they end up being the people that are closest like honestly in most valuable friendships. You'll have. Is that the people that you get things from. They get things from you But there's a weird development period for like several years where you're kind of feeling each other out and you're letting each other build. That's the other thing you like. I know this dude is. This girl is going to do stuff. Yeah i'm going to stay in touch with them. So that when i'm doing because i know i'm going to do stuff that we can do stuff together. That's that's sort of the way it is on the head or it's a good way to build the. Let's move into announcements and shouts before we go too long here but anyway merry christmas everybody I've been driving the tesla model three for a couple of weeks now or at least a week and i. I am slowly becoming a fan boy. It is a problem. And i am sorry But you're all living in the past. And i'm driving in the future. I got a tiny motto version of the car for christmas. I'm holding up if you're watching on youtube dot com slash bulletin media where you can watch every episode of the podcast on youtube dot com slash bowling medium holding up right now That it acts key. I got this simply so that i can throw in the pot during a poker game at some point in life like james bond in casino royale. But this is the dumbest fucking if you click the front twice. It opens the front. Could you just open the front. No are you sure. Yeah i hope not. I may have my check out the window. The backdrop opens the door locks it so locked it opens the charging anyway At some point if you playing poker against me. And if i throw this in the pot just please tell me to take it back and stop being stoned idiot. Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Cardi playboy cardi. The new album highly anticipated whole lot of red. Okay this is not a guy that i'm a big fan of but he's one of the most famous rappers in the world right now all right what hell happened here. Kohl's and i listen to the i. I dunno eight tracks on the way to the studio today just to be like trying to stay in touch with. The kids is what i'm doing. Just check in. Chris just being exposed to me trying to stay in touch with the kids. This is one of the worst pieces of music. If you can call it that that i have ever heard. I was joking with chris. I this is like if somebody sent you and i a bunch of beats we just got stupid messed up on drugs and alcohol went into the studio in just yell dumb shit. They're like multiple songs that are shorter than the freestyle. I did on rb. P. three hundred or whatever that was like it's an he's not joking there like there's there's multiple songs that are literally like a minute thirty seconds long. That probably say in. Total fifteen words over and oprah not rotated lives and that's literally. It's it's horrible. I don't know how it got released like this and it was pushed back so now we know why. So somebody and the thing is to like what wh- how many tracks grab it and we were both about to vomit and we scroll down on the tesla screen headache rolling and we were like nah twenty. Four songs anytime. There's a letter like i guess. Now that's not even true. He just puts the letter or the number three into as many of the words as he can on the album but then at some point he stops and he lets vs again. The album cover. Art is awful the eight songs. Chris and i have listened to our awful. The fact that i felt the hype enough to force myself to feel like i needed to connect with the children and listen to this sad entire situation very unfair. It's been a long time since. I've seen an album just universally ripped apart on very very unhappy twitter and instagram everything. Yeah nobody's happen very unhappy very very i mean you can't you can't let down the judah now you cannot let him down you cannot he will come for you and you will die and you will die very rough the verbally he can do very roy's iv like he could kill you. This is that's why it keeps the hood on that interview with bruschi. He's terrifying if you want an ad. Free episode of this podcast. Every friday third ad free episode of the ross bowl podcast each and every week. We drop monday and wednesday episodes on apple podcasts. Spotify youtube dot com slash bowlin media. But we do an ad free episode every friday exclusively in one place. It's called patriot. You can go to patriotdepot com slash. Ross bohlin podcast. Join one of our tears. Support the show in exchange for a minimum financial what is called obligation donation That's not the word. Sledge minimum pledge of five dollars per month you can Join the vp. Gang officially get access to our ad. Free exclusive episodes every friday on patriot. Dot com slash. Ross bohlin podcast we. Oh y'all one from this week and you're getting it trust on that it's time for segment. Well i guess second segment second segment hang up the phone and dial nine one one so tiktok is obviously one of the most massive social media platforms in the world one of the most accessible in terms of content creation. It has eight hundred and fifty million users. It breeds a lot of really creative. Really funny stuff. Obviously a lot of trashes well mostly trash but a lot of really creative really funny stuff and there are massive subsets of this platform. That form and grow in. Chris stumbled across a ridiculous one that takes in an it animates trash nine one one calls and oh my god are idiots. Chris tell me about what you. What you found your. Yeah so. I found a twitter thread this morning which i don. I don't talk that often. I love the way that the best of tiktok ends up bleeding and instagram and twitter. So we don't have exactly i. If you go on tiktok you're gonna find mostly trashing like one or two girls dancing. I can't go in there on dangerous. Scary it's fucking weird. I'm just watching best stuff when it comes out on twitter and instagram. So i find. I find this threat this morning. That was re tweeted from a guy. Follow and it's just like rosso sang. Somebody took trash nine. One one calls of people mostly like karen about like ridiculous shit. That's going on in their life. Kettering actually has nothing to do with any sort of reason to call nine one one and they animated it To have both the operator in the caller in the video on tiktok and They're fucking hilarious. So we We wrote down the scripts for five of them and ross are going to do a little role play in. Read them back and forth for you guys so you can get a taste of what's going on on tiktok then later on today. I'll throw a couple of those talks on the rb. Pnc game we'll see what happens so in this first one that we're going to read for all i'm going to be The the cop of the cop. The operator in chris is going to be the caller and then we'll switch. Everyone will see all goes. Yeah and so for ones that are specific to the dialects of the caller. An operator i wrote it at the top but for this first one. We're just gonna we're just gonna run with it right on all right. So i'm going to be the operator. Chris is going to be the caller here. We go okay. What is it exactly. You want us to do for you. Send an officer down here. I want them to make a right ma'am. We're not going to go down there and enforce your western bacon cheeseburger. What am i supposed to do. this is between you and the manager. We're not gonna go and force how to make a hamburger. That's that's not a criminal issue. There's nothing criminal here. So i just sit here. Need to calmly and rationally speak to the manager and figure out what to do between you. She did come up and i said. Can i have my western burger. And she said. I'm not dealing with this. She walked away because they're mopping the floor. And it's also they don't want to go there and ma'am then. I suggest you get your money back and go somewhere else. This is not a criminal issue cannot go out there and make them make you a cheeseburger the way you want it. Well that you're supposed to be here to protect me. What are we protecting you from a wrong cheeseburger. Seen you guys have to see the so. This woman went to a mcdonald's i believe they. The mcdonald's was clearly poorly run as most fast food restaurants are. That's part of the experience. I hear to go to fast food to fast food and then have a problem with it. I'm like no. This is the cheapest form of sustenance. You could possibly put in your body at the fastest possible speed to be cooked run by mostly lower educated humans and underpaid and vastly underpaid. Yeah they don't give a fuck no they shouldn't give a fine. It's probably like two in the morning at this time like she's letting your mopping the floor is i'm imagining. It's close yeah. We're not making the fucking western burger. We have to cook the fucking bacon. Get the sauce onions. No you wanna cheeseburger. We're not making the western burger and she starts throwing a fit dude as soon as you pull under the little like you know. It says like warning seven foot. Eleven inch clearance as soon as you put get under that sign. You have waived your right to complain. That's it's a contract you're in there. It's over yet. They should have a strict at the bottom of each. That just says hey you already here shut the fuck. Shut the fuck up. Because you're already here. Hugh hardy quit cares about. You don't even care. Stop pretending all right. Let's do this the The operator will be the calling. Nine one one. What's the emergency hi. I'm at the corner of pleasant hill. And john young parkway. I'm in a walgreens. Parking lot and my car will not start. I'm locked inside my car. I cannot open my car. i can't get the windows down. Nothing electrical works. And it's getting very hot in here. And i'm not feeling well. I need some help. Are you able to pull the lockup on the door and opened the door you should be able to the lock-up even if it's electrical tried it. Oh okay okay all right. I got that going okay okay. Are you able to get out of the car now. Yeah i got the door okay. That's the entire satisfy the entire call. Yeah the man called the police because she was getting hot in his closed vehicle in the caller operator instructed him to open the door with this is why like i get it. I get it. The police have had a bad year. All right a bad run. But they're dealing with the stupidest possible human beings on the phone all day every day and then this is the fucked up part the cups that are out there on the street. Actually ty trying to protect us they have to talk to these operators who are exposed to you idiots all day every day and me and in their furious when they talk to the cops out on the street. They're rude to them. Then everybody's pissed off. It's a disaster. Not calling the cops because you forgot. Your car has a door. Let's do enough talking our needs to be precursors to like when you call nine one one. It's like a fucking automated operator. That's like did this this this or this occurred see. That's the problem. Then we get takes too long to get to the cop. Okay wait this next one. Has its the caller is a female with a deep southern drawl. Can you do a female deep southern drawl. Yeah i can do that okay coop. I'll be the operator would be called nine one one. What's your emergency yeah. I made a police officer over here. What's going on I've got two teenage daughters not got home from work. They were physically fatten with each other. One of them kicked a whole indoor and they're twelve and almost fourteen and the twelve year olds completely out of control i physically. She's as big as me. Not can controller okay. Did you want us to come over there. And shoot her are you there. Excuse me that's a joke. You know what this really is not very fun. I know it's not. Ma'am i apologize. Guess what. It's not gonna be funny when i go in front of your supervisor entail. I understand well. I guess he can just listened to the tape. Yes he can seen imagine the operating the worst day of his entire life on ship. You won't down there and shoot her good and didn't think that one was a possibility. Unbelievable all right next one. They're both female british people. This is going to be bad. This is doing a great job. You you'd be the cop. And i'll be the card i got you. What is a british woman. Son a need to police please. Anita police please okay. What's happening this theft from outside the house okay. When did this occur. Because i hadn't been out to check in him for about five hours. I went out about five minutes ago. When he's gone so could be in. The last five hours was going. Sorry me snowman right so you snowman's been stolen in the last five hours forty five hours. Be sure exactly. And what do you mean. The snowman was actually made snow an ornament. No he was made out of snow. Won't made me self. He had two teaspoons on his arms and money on his face. I'm not being funny. I know it's only snowman but at the end of the day. You don't expect someone to nick you snowman seen say hey lady it could have melted and you put money on his face. Yeah when i got to the money part. I was like come on. You're just asking for it at this. It's a snowman in. What if she left her. Find silver teaspoons. Yeah you're in this isn't idiotic snowmen. Everybody wants good teaspoons in england. They drink a lot of fucking t. Here's my curious question of this particular. Hit me if you walk in by a snowman in in some insane british woman is stuck money over its face You take the money right. You go okay. Well take this money this woman idiot. She deserves to have money taken. What are they have pounds. Franks some over there You stop them in your pockets and then you go shit. Well now she's gonna come out and realize. The money's been stolen from the snowman and when she called the cops they'll be able to come see the snowman lever in the prince off. The snow melts. So you've got to do away with the snowman or the entire snowman when she comes out. It's the snowman that's been nicked. Yes as they put it not the money in the teaspoon. Not not the money. All right chris for this last one it says the male caller sounds very stoned drunk. Which i'm sure you will have no problem with. I'm going to be the operator. You will be the caller nine one one. How can we help you sir. A year. I have i have a legal question. Will it's not a Is this an emergency I don't know that means. Is it life threatening or an active crime in progress crime in progress. Possibly what's going on. I was just growing some marijuana. And i was wondering what the you know how much trouble you think i could get into for one plant. You're growing marijuana. And you wanna know how much depends on. How big the plant is. It's only a seedling Well it's possession. Okay you can get picked up for roach in the car. Okay all right. Thanks for the info scene scene. I like this one the street into the point. Because i get what you can or will. Now they're just going to go to this gentleman's house and arrest not the operator could probably give yeah highly doubt it and in this case like odds it they get there in the gentleman either. He doesn't even have a plant or who even knows he's on acid or something seeing stuff. They're not gonna fuck with this. I kinda liked the concept. If you're doing something. Just mildly illegal. Yes like mildly. Like a little worried about it. Maybe you wanna know exactly how illegal it is or how much you can do before it becomes really illegal. Just call the cops and ask straight to the source. That's how you find out these answer in all honesty. I can't believe more people aren't doing this i all. I often have questions about what i'm doing at the current time and where it falls in the legality of the world that we live in. And if i could just call the cops every time and be like yo. Is this illegal hand. I do this. This is calling the police like a So i'm in my employer's home It's hq situation. Sometimes i sleep in the guest room. That's all also my office and you know it's been a long day. I was thinking about going in there and smothering my boss with a pillow What are you guys. Were you guys do for that. And if i used a furry helmet as opposed to a pillow does that. Lessen the charge is that like a manslaughter versus first degree. I'm what does that do. Have you ever called nine. One one chris you know. I don't think i ever have. Maybe a for car accident or something like that. But like i don't think i've ever had to call nine one one for anything serious. Call nine one one when you get in a car accident. I don't but one time. I think Four one one. I think was i. I'm not sure. I think one time i like pulled up to a car accident and somebody was hurt and i had to call nine one one for them. I don't call the police. That was the only time. I try my best not to call it. Everybody knows i stick to the g. code. We don't talk to police now. That being said there are reasons. I would call nine one one shooter. One of them is if someone breaks into my shit Now it's good reason. That's regardless and aside from any other like kevin mcallister home alone defense. Plan my plan. I may have in place. I'm still calling the police because somebody's gotta come. Get the bodies. Yeah i'm not picking them up on my duty with one dead body. I've touched it. I pumped on its chest. Were done and if you call the police like before they come in you know all your guilt is gone. I mean they can't say that you kill these guys out of spite or something like that. Obviously it was now clear police clearly. Self-defense i called. Alibi i look. They wouldn't stop trying to come for your boy and his things. Mostly i feel like if anybody broken the house your house. The only thing they're stealing is your beautiful mir in your living room here or your dogs other match those dogs though. You know it's on somebody's getting fricking head shop. I was going to say. I feel like the only other reason you'd call nine. One one is if something happened to bruce and bella. Chris is high Operator sir what you have a crime to report. Yeah i do Some jackass brooklyn in my house and tried to steal my dog's so i cut his head off with a small butter knife. I need collective. I dismembered him. And i buried him cross all of austin. I'm sorry i got a little bit ahead of myself. But you know he came from screwed with my furry friends. And i became quite angry when he's on wick if i if i get hit by some idiot and they drive off on call nine one one. If i see a crime taking place a safe distance from my person. I'm calling nine one one but only like ivan by somebody beaten. Somebody's asher on the cops just to make sure the like whatever's going on at. I'm talking like a street person type of situation. Sure i'm gonna make sure that whatever's going on there stays between those two drunk and possibly high people so okay question. When i was at the gas station and i saw i saw two Homeless people sword fighting like djeddai style but like legit. Should i call nine. One one like the one guy was using a metal cane. One guy using a stick. But i just let absolutely not let them fight it okay. I just wanted to make sure you let them fight it out. That's that's a situation in their own space. Yeah i didn't really respect that bump fight. Yeah they've got weapons. The cops don't want anything to do with any kind of territorial. I just remembered. I have called the cops before okay. I called the cops when the yellow cab driver in austin hit me with his car okay. That's a fair point. Those of you don't remember that story. I told on the show back. In the first hundred episodes somewhere i got out of a cab walked behind the cab to walk towards my apartment in the man slammed on the gas in like legit hit me with his car and then through a as fast as he could like skirt in drove off and at that point i was like i. I guess i have to call the cops one. So much about me like yo. This could be going around picking up like my fucking grandma later that night or something hit her with his car like he was a nut. Don't know full suit. I should have been thrown by that. It was a lot of red flags in this particular yellow taxi. If you're gonna commit crimes yeah any sort of identifiable vehicle like a yellow cab. Oh best part of the dumb ass handed me the receipt with his cab number on it before he struck me. The best part is when. I called yellow cab. Drivers just hit me. They're like yeah. Take it up with the police. A call on hold. Not dead sears. A called them first and they were like we. Don't fuck with that independent contractors Good luck teaser. How how are you how are you. How's your hip. And i was like it hurts a little and they were like our good night and that was a question for you if the dude would have stopped and be like yo. My bat went to call. The esi wouldn't call the unbelievable. I wouldn't even yellow cab honestly. It was just the mere fact that he sped off. I was like did he like the awkward eye contact. Now as as he was like didn't notice like he fucking got out of there dude. This was inside of an apartment complex. He hit the road. it was crazy anyway Other reasons i would call nine. One one Somebody takes us shit on my doorstep. probably Yeah if i any sort of fecal matter related crime. I'm calling the call who related crimes. I'm also moso calm the calm. Yeah that worries me slightly If the squirrels behind your house like started walking by piddly would call the cops to like. They started walking on two legs and freak me out enough to call the cops. Hey the squirrels in my backyard starting to organize We're a little freaked out. Could you guys send somebody over there. Organizing like workers union style like that. You'd like that. If they get on their two legs start grabbing acorns in chucking them at bruce and bella. There's problems speaking of squirrels that takes us to our next segment at that. Let's do it. And now ross bolognese. Animal of the week okay. Before we announce our animal of the week we have a special shout out to the new population of blue. Whales discovered in the western indian ocean from the boston herald. A new england aquarium researcher played a key part on international an international team that discovered what it believes to be a new population of the largest animals under the blue whale largest animal on earth largest animal on earth every group of blue whales boston herald again Who can grow to one hundred feet long sings. Its own unique song. One of the cool things about wales actually tried to do a lot of whales singing them over. The christmas break goes back with my family. My dad was not impressed at all. I was trying to do the dory stuff like the But my dad was like that's not whale sound like and i was like this whole thing Anyway they all sing their own song in a recent paper in the journal endangered species research. That's a journal My favorite journal. The scientists described a new song heard from the arabian sea. Coast of amman. And the central and south west indian ocean shouts to the new blue whales a guarantee that albums better than the a whole lot of rab playboy cardi. Yeah it's crazy to me that we're still discovering new shit in the rainforests like tiny bugs and plants that we've never known about or whatever but to discover a new population of blue whales the largest mammal other than say that company. How do we like forget about a population of one hundred foot. Animals hundred foot animals is wild shit. I would love to be next to a blue l. Just to see hundred feet okay. I love love love. Love love the ocean and i love snorkeling scuba diving. I've only been once scuba diving and it was illegally story for another day that. I'm pretty sure i've told we got through like sunken ship. It was tight anyway. I love fish. I've i've done the swimming with sharks nurse sharks of swarm with like he'll fucking wild than all the different types of all were reefs and shit. Never dolphins dawson dolphins about ask him. We just one with those one day. Had a great time woman dolphins but to think about the size of one of these dude a hundred foot long. I mean it would be one of the more like incredible experiences. You could have these but also probably cause your heart to explode. I feel like it's one of those things that you just realize whole life. Yeah the realization of just how tiny we are and how fragile. We are as little people speaking of hashtag perspective. I'm pretty sure swimming next to a blue whale and the shag perspective frame things up for you but anyway big blue whale news now. It's time for our animal the week the peacock spider look him up. You know the drill. Pull them up on google images. Look at pictures of him. While while i speak on them here. These are one of the more beautiful spiders. I've ever seen fam- failing it takes a lot for you to label. A spider is beautiful. I if i saw one of these. There's no fucking way. I'm killing it like way dude. I'm taking it outside and putting it on a tree and calling it a day like these things have incredibly dope designs on their asses. They dance. they're awesome. I'm not a spider guy. I hate spiders just like the rest of you right. And when i say hey i mean they make me very uncomfortable very very uncomfortable in my shit. Chris knows when we go on my back porch. My back porch is where like we. I take my dogs outside. Which on the back porch to chairs a table. It's where usually are smoking. Setup is. I've got this like what do you call that chris. Gondola below it's not roofed yet. Roof is like it's like a gazebo with like a slotted roof. Yes so you can see up through it. And there's lots of wood or whatever and then the spiders build webs all over this fucking thing. So i'm constantly walking through spiders. It's goddamn nightmare. Spiders are hell but these are beautiful. Spiders and spider deserve dishes much respect as the other animals. Even if i don't like them as much so i would argue. You could almost describe this spider as being cute. He's got some big round eyes. Look up baby. Peacock spider right now. Okay right now very random but the little baby peacock spider spider. Ling's are very very cute. They are very little furball yeah. They're kind of like translucent. Jesus these guys around heine. How very very little do the little weight three inches about the size of a pencil eraser. That's what makes me like. They're designed so much because they're so small and their design the design of their little ass so intricate. Yeah yeah it looks like something. I would design while tripping acid. Yeah like almost all spiders peacock. Spiders are venomous They are not dangerous to humans though their little jaws are so tiny that they cannot even puncture our skin which actually wild even cuter crickets and other spiders on the other. Hand get got constantly By the peacock spiders. They are jumping spiders. So they don't build webs they stalk their prey like lions and then when the time comes they pounds and can take down prey three or four times their size again. These are little buddies. So that's still only like three inch long. Yeah i guess so. They're an average of point. One five inches. You know what i'm saying. So it's a little bitty insect here one year. They live off of flies. Moths wing ants. And grasshoppers mostly live in the savanna grasslands deserts and scrub forests. You don't want to scrub forest. Now you want to pay your bills unbelievable They're not on the conservation status lists so we're good with these you know. I'm not saying step on them. They're tiny and beautiful but we're good on them so far they can leaf over twenty times. Their body size can definitely dunk in spider ball. That's huge yeah. They're always i pick. I'm also also with that peacock thing they got on their ass. I bet their defense is locked down. You come up to that thing. And it's not like biz mac. You're not getting to the whole man. No no no no no no They also going to go ahead and credit mutombo. I but yes thank you so the does a little we even before my time technical. Okay fair i think he classified before everybody's time with combo's like one of those trees in lord of the rings. He's been here since long before we were here. They'll be here long after we were gone. I'm watching this jumping spider dance mate thing. He's got going on right now to bro. He looks kinda like you know how when you're at the airport. And they have the guys that wave the batons. That's what he's kinda got going. Hey jamie it's over here and gimme sacks. Yeah yeah it's kinda is. I'm already that whole life. I've really just wish. Humans had a mating ritual like that and it was that easy like if you if you could just like walk up and like give. Well i guess you kind of can it's like in Andy sandberg in palm springs mating. Ritual you walk give a. You're good to go. Listen to this for mental floss. Female peacock spiders of the tiny. Builders are the tina belches. Excuse me i don't even know that reference the animal kingdom to impress the media. Two things a terrific but an talent for shaking it take. Who's tina belcher. I don't know but they do. All these fancy dances to attract each other or whatever and There's a lot of leg waving in booty shaking apparently according to mental floss. Tina belcher is the girl from bob's burgers that shakes her. But oh nice yeah. It also says as if that wasn't enough male also periodically pauses his dance to drum on the ground and occasionally on the female's do knitting never tried that one of them. But yeah. I don't know if they like that they don't like that they don't have ears like we do. And instead here through organs on their legs and the drumbeats vibrations travel across the ground in up the legs of the female which is apparently super hot according to mental floss. Kind of get it now just feeling the vibration. It's like that scene in that scene and talladega nights where the ladies like feeling the glass and she's like oh yes why won't force for twelve in my franck and trunk so that i can make them that. Make the female twelve in. The franck has to be a line on the next. Vp rap album. Because my ass is much less colorful than this one's. Yeah that's very true in the front. Is the name of the album. I won't be for long once. A mugshot gets on there anyway. It says male spiders aren't just dancing for sex dancing for their lives. Courtship is risky business for the males since female peacock spiders will not hesitate to eat their suitors. So if you dance it's the same concept is like rick and morty. Show me what you got like if you do not dance well enough or sing well enough or whatever the your planet's gone it's over but in this case it's just like imagine if you went to a bar and you went up to a girl and you're like sub and if she didn't like you she was her literally eating you the we would take way less chances at bars and i'm saying that ladies there would be a lot less guys at bars. I'll just put that out there Even less now and way less free drinks being bought anyway. Beautiful babies to these Peacock spiders great. Emily honestly besides the mother eating the husband type of thing other than that like get over that it seems like they have a really nice organic family unit. Going absolutely couldn't agree to the peacock spider. Couldn't agree more next segment. Sports are stupid and so are we want to talk about a few things in the sports world that first of all the state of the nba the nba season the twenty twenty. One nba season has begun. The houston rockets. First game cancelled. Nice in a why why we're too many players on cova protocol. Yeah that doesn't help. We all know where james harden has been off the strip clubs in las vegas and atlanta yada yada played the first game and wanted to double overtime scored forty points and at like twenty assists in was unbelievable at ten is's in the first quarter. Nothing about him looked out of shape. He played like forty minutes. We lost by two. We were down six men including demarcus cousins john wall and multiple other important guys due to covid protocol on it turns out the rockets squad. This is stupid for so many reasons. One of which is that now. I care again. Also over christmas from i'll just say my niece. I've received a james harden rockets jersey. Which when i was opening was very awkward. I will say this first game of there's made me happy to own the jersey again. And i'm all the fuck in brought some pride. I am the stupidest man alive hits the. This is like the toxic relationship. Your dumb ass. Best friend had in highschool and keep scores kept cheating on him just kept making out with other guys got caught giving a blowjob in the bathroom. He can't stop going back. Everybody's like god. You cook idiot what are you doing. That's me with the rockets. I can't stop. it's a toxic relationship the ups and downs and the fights in the yelling and the screaming and the glare. But we have james harden who i still think is the best basketball player in the league and we have christian would who do i didn't know existed six months ago. Who like might be an all-star he's tall. We've a tall guy. We've multiple tall guys. The rockets are awesome again again. I am stupid. And i'm sorry but cove in the nba is going to be something to watch. They decided to go bubble no bubble. The bubble is traveling. We're talking to in the bubble this year again. They're going to do bubble no bubble. So there's just a lot of street protocol on what these guys can and can't do. They're doing a ton of trades testing screwing around with it. If you if you like. A team can't feel nine guys they're done. They cannot play that day. We couldn't play first game the season maybe along one for the nba. We don't we don't know yet. What happens though against six players unavailable for the first game against portland for the rockets but jim challenges. James harden was available. Still couldn't get it done but six guys short. Great start rockets look good. I am happy. I do not want him traded. I don't think he will be traded at this point. Nba taking a risk with no bubble. We'll see what happens chris. This is the first time you've watched all three of the first three charlotte hornets regular season basketball games in my entire life. Yes you've been sucked in. I didn't watch all three of them in their entirety. But i watched at least a full quarter of all three of the first three hornets basketball games again for the first time in my entire life. I feel that. I have some excitement and something that cheer for gordon hayward looks better than i thought he would. He's back from injury quicker than i thought he would. Lamelo ball's vision has been incredible really stoked and happy to have him on the team guy we do and it's nice to have lavar commenting on everything that we're doing is just very entertaining team content all the way love having lavar back in the main screen. We need to get a we. Get him on the pod. The the charlotte hornets are in the best place. They've been as a franchise since i've started paying attention to them. Yes maybe ever since like we had like dell curry remember this bob cats the bob. This was a disastrous franchise with the bobcat. Were as our team always awful. Michael never had a clue what he was doing. Managing them and they're finally in a place where they've got guys that are worth watching young offensive firepower. They're making cool plays dope. That's the charlotte. Hornets are literally. Poster is last night in a disgusting dunk and what was in common with was from lamelo If i'm not mistaken the most full court pass from lamelo and it was a very harsh poster on katie's face yes which was very entertaining to watch and i enjoyed that. I enjoyed every second that he took it. It's good it's good news for us. The idiots i mean at least yeah at least we have something to cheer for in the basketball front at least in some capacity. The nfl playoffs rather rapidly approaching The jags jacksonville. Jaguars have clinched the number one pick and they're looking forward to destroying trevor lawrence's potential. Hey remember blake bortles. I really hope he's out there thriving. I really liked him terrible. Nfl quarterback though in jacksonville. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys wreck another one with trevor lawrence. Who is their quarterback. Right now nobody cares. Okay nobody cares. The texans suck. Yeah j. j. watt very upset. Yeah nobody else cares just. Jj sabs have breaker on hand through suck to. Hey we won. Just a ruin our draft stock yesterday. Though that's good you guys eat unlike the jets. We'd beat our former coach. That's currently going through cancer. So that was really fun. I love doing just great wholehearted. Really warm feeling coming out of that game. Love that in one chiefs of won ten straight games and will receive the afc's only first round playoff by and will play their divisional round game at arrowhead and with this week's win unabashed douchebag travis travis kelsey became the first titan to have to one hundred catch seasons ever seven passes giving him a hundred and five on the year he also set the single season yardage record for a tight end with ninety eight yards giving them thousand four hundred and sixty seven. The san francisco giants. George kittle san francisco. Forty niners rather held the previous record. One thousand three hundred seventy seven yards set in two thousand eighteen. I liked travis kelsey as a football player. I don't like him off the field What's he do off the field douche not kind of. He's a huge. Oh sure and that's okay but we you gotta do what you gotta do to get. When here's why on the ski goggles. The entire time there are celebrating the super bowl again. He was just like talking on stage. And there's no risk of champagne shower coming at any second but still wearing ski guy love that move and hated at the same time which means it's something i would do in that. I'm a douchebag but kelsey is now one of the best tight ends debit do this and is a huge piece of that chiefs in mahomes attack. It continues have so much success. Nfl has been a really really weird mess to watch this season. But i don't know what the hell is happening Insane scores and weird upsets. That i would not have expected the jets backpedaling backpedaling away from the first pick very strange winning two straight of course against the browns to so typical brown slip chicken on a college. Sports at josh gurban on twitter reported this morning that the ncaa has filed a trademark for mask. Madness saw this one. The filing made on december twenty third indicates the ncaa will sell mask. Madness branded face masks start a excuse me mask. Madness public awareness campaign to promote the benefits of wearing a mask. What is this is this. They were like all right. What's the best thing about college. Hoops march madness. March madness doesn't have the hype that it normally does as a result of pandemic. what can we do. What if we made mask madness. The ncaa continues to wouldn't it be a wouldn't be so shitty if you were a senior that didn't get to play in your very last march madness tournament and then a year later and you didn't make a single dime all of your college career. And then a year later the organization that was in charge of canceling your march madness tournament decided to put out a What is this fucking this. Yeah mass madness trademark to be able to make money off of the pandemic that cancelled your final march madness. After you haven't made a dime they go out and risk their and their families lives. Yeah in the name of sport and money but chris they're gonna have mask madness. Amen can't wait for that. 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The Year Of The Comeback Recap

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The Year Of The Comeback Recap

"The you bye. Welcome back to the. Ross bohlin podcast. Otherwise known as our bp presented by bolan media. I'm your host. Ross boland back again with your co host. Chris kohls colson christopher. Today's episode is our last of twenty twenty. Wow the worst calendar year in my thirty three years on this earth bar none a three hundred sixty five day period we deemed the year of the comeback. And today we're going to hear from our listeners. The gang via hotline calls to let us know how the year went for them and then today to close our show. Chris and i will be doing a personal year of the comeback. Recap sharing how. This year went for us as well. You excited cools can't wait. I'm stoked thrilled. The idea obviously being that all of our listeners you are. Current listenership can share this episode with friends and family as a means of letting them know what the rose bowl in podcast is all about mental health laughs and life. I though speaking of which. I have a story of a story. It was raining on my way to the opposite. Christopher's time driving in the rain and the new model three. Let me just say first time really driving the rain in austin since living here yeah. You weren't kin when he said awesome drivers saw in the ring. Everybody goes about twenty miles an hour. Load-ins yep it is a hellacious to get anywhere for some reason they all drive like bumper to but like they just kind of move as a heard when larry slow moving yes you can't you can't change lanes or you get where you need to go more merge or move or do anything you need to do in any capacity generally does not handle rain. Well no never has. It's a thing everybody that lives here for an extended period of time knows that austin texas does not handle the rain. Well i don't know why everyone in houston texas just a couple and a half hours away. Drives even faster in the rain. Like that's their natural environment that they prefer whereas in austin everybody goes much slower but the point is this. I'm on the way it's pouring a first of all. The tesla took away my ability to use the full self driving. It said bad weather detected on your own. And i was like oh so i had to drive the car which was a thing that most people have to do with their cars that i am trying to actively avoid on a day-to-day basis. That was one thing the get off a seventy one little highway or whatever i get too close to the studio and i pull up to a stop light okay. Red light yeah. Seven or eight cars sitting at the light with me sir. And i noticed this gentleman to my right on the sidewalk. It is fucking dumping rain at this point. He's a homeless gentleman. Thirty five you know how. The homeless austin typically dress. They don't look much different than your than your casual hipster going shopping or whatever on south congress free pre pandemic trenchcoat due to standing there. And he's got this big smile on his face. And i don't know if it's the rain the end of the year or just a general lack of sanity that had this gentleman smiling. Maybe all three but he looked very happy to and then. I looked down and i see that. He has decided to insert his hand into his pants. Yup and release his penis. He pulls out his junk now. This is the thing people especially in like san francisco new york city. You see a homeless don here. And they're right. The homeless have a propensity to pull out their junk. Okay because at that point when you've reached the street level of society we're no longer are any of the bars that hold the rest of us holding you. You gotta just hanged on publicly. I guess this dude was hysterical. I don't know what he got out of this. It wasn't a pretty penis. It was haunting. Frankly have got out of it. Honestly on his face did yeah. I've had to look at this my whole life now. You have to look at it to. I've talked about this before. One of my like my philosophy for life is you know if you can change the world your own little way. That's that's all. You can really do this man. He changed the world and own little way he impacted you and potentially ruined your day. We're made it better. I mean this. Say this might be. Like marinate marinate kind of thing marinate a little through the day. You know you start thinking about the dog a little bit more into the evening. Um take a little smokey smoke and then who knows who knows what that dogs looking like by the end of the day powerful dong that homeless dunk first homeless. Dick i've seen this year and it's only fitting to close out twenty twenty homeless flashing so i had to share that story. Let's jump into announcements in shouts before we get to our calls shouts to everyone who is listening for supporting all year long for being here for making sure our vpn bullying media could not only survive this year. But thrive thank. Y'all so much if you wanna watch episodes of our show. We have video of every single. Monday and wednesday episode. That is released on youtube dot com slash bolan media. So you can go watch our show on youtube. We waved to the cameras. Hello hi everyone. Youtube dot com slash bowl media. If you'd like a third ad free premium exclusive episode of this podcast each and every friday patriot dot com slash. Ross bolan podcast is the place to get it minimum of just a five dollar pledge monthly. We'll get you an additional add. Free episode of our vp. Every single day every single week barring holidays and shit sometimes they come out in the middle the weaker whatever patriot dot com slash. Ross bohlin podcasts. Kohl's it is time. I segment hotline calls from listeners. Grab your headset. we're back we're going to dig into eight eight eight. Wr bowling for the first time in quite a while. I think maybe. I seven the new studio We've done like a very hotline call. Heavy episode perhaps but when we prompted our listeners last week and the week before if i'm not mistaken to call in to our public hotline eight eight eight wwl bolan and tell us how things went for them this year. How the year. The comeback transpired. How this podcast influence. Their twenty twenty and Just generally give us a recap of the year that comeback for our individual listeners. Call by call eight eight. wr bowling. I pulled the about eight or nine calls from our hotline to play for you all the day to give an idea of how things went during the year the comeback and again to show our listeners. And those who do not listen. Perhaps new listeners potential listeners. Exactly how this podcast works chris. If you're ready. I'll play i call. Let's do it raw chris so I just listened to the monday of vp Delivering pizzas right now. Oh hello just. I'd you talk about the whole year's comeback thing you know you're in review so to start off twenty twenty. This was like right. Whenever i kind of found the podcast so at the beginning of the year i just gotten cheated on my girlfriend of about six months which i mean. It's not a long time but it is talking sucks so yeah that was cool and then i started working out sort of listening you know. You're the comeback sort of really listening to the pot. A lot started like every day ended up losing over the course of twenty twenty. I believe sixty pounds. So that's awesome and the part really helped me. Through the whole break-up thomas going through i feel a whole lot better now. The pod helped me eventually. You guys are awesome. love you all. Thank you so much for pushing meaning motivating me to better myself physically and mentally. Thank you thank you for calling. Thank you pizza boy. I'm gonna call them. People salute to are essential workers out there like are pizza. Men just delivering pizzas making sure. Everybody's staying fed in healthy and happy. People are not giving pizza. Delivery guys food delivery ubereats door dash postmates etcetera enough credit for getting us through this year. Imagine it's a war zone out there. I mean you never know what you're going to expect you're approaching this house. You don't know what's coming out of it. There could be the plague. There could be a man with a shot work. The pizzas it on the gate. You put by the door. You ring the doorbell. There was a lot of confusion about these non contact deliveries. Things were hectic what happens. If there's like two little yappy dogs inside that things like feel like they're going to bite your head off. They might attack you at any second where you're in close. Yeah your toes ankles. They're coming for you This sounds like your story just like voice. Change it real quick in Call in linked. You're gonna notice about this segment we are doing. Is that again. When i say you are not alone. There is a lot. there are many reasons behind the. Yeah one of them is that we're all going through the exact same shit. I which you're going to hear in these calls which you heard from our boy here. Going through a breakup at the beginning of the year is girlfriend cheated on him he started lifting and working out your the comeback at that revenge bod going. You know how it is. Revenge plot huge. Start each day with a pod. Lost sixty pounds turn to the year round made a productive one for him that he can look back on. No that was a year. I've progressed moved forward. Grew got better right. He won't look back in twenty years and sale by gopher the w the beginning of the year. he'll look back in twenty years and say i dropped sixty pounds and put my shit together during an international pandemic. Well honestly probably loss like you know like two hundred pounds. You know the sixty plus like the one forty that his ex probably would ha- putting her to one forty. I guess women way. I don't either or mentoring that more is one forty like really heavy for you. Know how there's like the dude at the circus who can look at people and now can look at people and not necessarily depends on your height okay but can look at people and guests their weight. I'm like the opposite. Yeah i i will be so far away. There is no way. I'm guessing anyone male female i l is right handed left handed. I'm guessing you're see. I me like i know my way. But like if i looked at you like i know you're way because i've seen you on the scale before when it was worked out and stuff like that but if i didn't i would not be anywhere near your way. You come across one. I'm going to tough one well especially because you have the length and you don't know what's going on. We know how little leg there is. Deceiving biceps. I'll be on well known deceiving. You gun massive yet canons. So it's very difficult. It's very difficult. I mean if as a profession you could be like just going around fooling the guys at the circus and taking all of their money. Yeah they've got no shot with. Yeah you're absolutely if you need a fallback at any point in time or something like that. The internet ever goes down permanently. Twenty twenty one may be the year of guys guessing people's weight at the circus. That's all that's on the list. The shortlist of things. I'm considering that weight gets circuses above year. The it is above the year. The boot sure sorry Thank you for the call pizza boy. We appreciate you. We're gonna move onto hotline call number to hear christopher if you wanna slap the headphones shouts to you man good for you i would say arguably like everybody is gonna look back at this year and if you had that personal growth like what's better than a year of personal growth. I can't seriously that's the goal every year bay. Get a little bit better. Move the ball down the field just a little bit so you can ask for closer to the goal on so you can ask for next call touchdown. You don't have to play with on the show. This is just me calling that a little mental health minute or it just really struggling. Because i mean this the has soft and i'm already a pretty anxious endorsed person on in a normal year and so this year she's an actual hurt him and my girlfriend has really been struggling mentally you even more so me and i feel like i can't tell her what's going on with me because she can't handle it. It's just don't think. I ever in my and i just feel so bad you should and i don't wanna put shit on my phone right now because it's the holidays already. Certapro for president calling the hotline. Because i can think of any one else too so appreciate you opening up your hotline for people like those Yeah i think everything. You do man You hope a lot of us more than you could possibly know like mary fucking christmas. And thank you for calling. We're going to beat out her name for privacy but but are female caller here. Ma'am i cannot tell you how much we appreciate you sharing exactly again. What i was saying. I call like i can hear myself when she's talking. I went through all these same feelings this year. Exact same feelings. This was a crushing calendar for those of us with mental health issues. It's the main reason kohl's and i decided to shift the main focus of this. Show this podcast. from comedy. To mental health are are category. I category when this podcast is categorized on apple podcasts or whatever is mental health and wellness and the reason for that is that it's something that's been a massive focus in my life since i turned twenty one over twelve years now. It's something that i've noticed. Become more and more important In our world as the social media era really gets full speed ahead and and the way that impacts all of us and the twenty four hour news cycle of the election the pandemic modern life is more complicated than it's ever been ever. It's incredibly difficult to manage in. This year was the most crushing in terms of anxiety and depression and addiction. I have ever seen now granted on thirty three. I didn't live through world. War two of the depression vietnam. Any of that shit. I can only go by my time line here. This was challenged. But i'd say existential. This year has been harder than anything else. Because we have all the information of the entire world i agree with you. I mean it's not just that things are crazy. It's that we have access to the things that are crazier all of its. I turned on the bbc this morning as i often do with first thing in the morning chris five minutes in and cultured man. That's tr- trying to take the knowledge of the world. I was like out. This is silly this it was it was brutal honestly especially because i'm in a more positive place now i feel like we're moving past a lot of these things we've got the vaccines rolling out past the election like the stuff that was really dark. Yeah is finally passing right or getting. There were close. It was still headline after headline after headline of the worst possible. Shit you could start your day with obviously fuck this man. I'm out no click. Yeah it's so divisive right now the the world that we live in and i mean up until like really vietnam everything that you got from the media was i mean pretty much one sided pro america doing the right thing. Everybody consumed media in a very different way to wasn't like warning newspaper. Yeah caught up on the shift from the day before asking the sunday paper prior week or whatever yeah it was not this no not even close instagram twitter tiktok constant notifications from every app on your phone of every headline like it was crushing for all us with mental health issues and again. That's why we opened up the hotline. At one point exactly what are female caller used it for eight eight eight. Wr bolan if you need somewhere to talk if you need somebody just unload and you can do what she did. she said. You don't have to play this on the show if you don't want on the show say i don't want this plate on the show and we will not play it on the show. This was just a perfect example of something that resonated. So much with me that i know resonates with so many thousands and millions and millions and millions of people. I had to play it one of the things she shared. She didn't want to put things on friends and family. That's something that i related to a lot. I wanted to bring that up. Because i mean as i mean as somebody that struggles with mental health. Obviously i know what it's like to be in that place and you don't want to continue to burden anybody else worse than like they already going through it but at the same time when you have somebody with that intimacy in your life like a significant other. Even a best friend or something like that. You do need that support there so that that's a very tricky situation. I personally. I don't think i have enough experience in relationships like that to give very sound advice but i felt that on countless occasions. I'll give you a. I'll give you what was given to me. sure From my girlfriend this year. I would routinely share with her like. I'd have a really tough day in the morning. Depression wise noon. Zion wise and then i would tell her the end of the day like yo. Today was sucked. I ended up crying on my kitchen floor. Had to take a a a my medication. Because i had a panic attack or whatever and she would say. Why didn't you tell me what you share with me. Why don't you text me. Why don't you call me. i don't want to be a burden to you. I know you're days tough. And you're going through shit too and she said if i called you and shared those things with you would you have felt burdened by me. I said no. Obviously not absolutely not i beg you to call me if you ever have anything going on and you need me. And it clicked. That is an internal self talk issue the feeling of burdening other people. If anybody in your life makes you feel like a burden. And it's not you it's twisting it up in your head. You've you've got a clear thought process and you've looked through it and analyzed it and it's them that's making you feel like a burden yoke cut that motherfucker off. Nobody should make you feel like a burden. It's probably you if it's not cut off but talk to your people do not be afraid to reach out to your friends and family those closest to you that you trust and share with them what you are going through. That is how this life works. That is how we all walk together. That's how we get to the finish line successfully happily and with his little strife and struggle and suffering as possible by sharing together. If you've got nobody you've got the hotline and you've got christina. That's the show. That's the rose bowl and podcast at the end of the day. That's it we all want to get through this. We want to be as happy and healthy as we can and it's a lot easier together than it is alone. I spent a lot of this year on my hands and knees crying a lot of a lot of time staring at the floor. Darren up in yelling at the sky. It was a tough one really really tough especially the first several months but we all are getting through it together. Right if you're still feeling it if you're still getting crushed reach out to your people you are not a burden you are not alone and your friends and family there to help you through this shit. That's how we roll understood. Everybody good in the words of troy bolton. We're all in this together. Who's troy bolton main character in high school musical. We gotta troy bolton quote in today. Nobody expected that news together. I feel bad for your generation that was burdened by musical. That's burden everybody. just everybody. Just sing along with me guarantee. We should watch that movie as watch. Party is a great movie. Probably actually is not that great in hindsight. But from what i remember we i had a high school musical. Watch party when i was like four and came out. I remember vividly next call. You were four years old just looking forward to high school in chasing titties already. Oh yeah and singing. Lots of singing. My high school was constantly breaking into song and dance. It's just that the song and dance was like south side. By little kiki. That would have been a way better high school musical. Where's that one. That's a very dibs copyright trademark on the hip hop version of high school musical. That doesn't suck. How is that another thing yet. Don't like you would things got. They probably just blew it. How disney would remake that movie and make it into like something modern and really terrible. It's because out of their forty executives. One of them is half black. That's why next call. What does this. China opened up separate program to make this call but just a totally different killed this here. We go here we go. Hey ross. Chris colin colin from out in dc actually With on my way. Back to ohio right now making them perfect. The way back for christmas and i was just listening. Rvp talking about the impact initiative this year just kind of wanted to share my experience with the cash. I i started listening. Occ And i've been listening to our vp episode. One loved it and my favorite podcasts. Ever since since then. So i just wanna say thank you for everything you do something this year. That's just really been impactful for me. Was one graduating college this year. Moving out in washington. dc Been really awesome to have you guys as a companion for me and a lot of the dead time and the cova dear Also another thing. That's really helped me this year. Was i went through a pretty tough break up around the same time that that ross did and been listening with you kinda going through everything with you and just years. Somebody else gone through a similar situation Issue for me. And so. I just can't thank you guys enough for everything you do for being there for all of us It it means means the world to us. So i appreciate it guys. You keep it up you doing what you doing. Appreciate everything. I've been watching twitch a lot as well as the on there so You guys have a really merry christmas. And everybody's listening to vp. It'll change your life my man calling in dc. Thank you for calling. Thank you for the support. Thanks for watching on twitch big tasty on twitch He started listening because of occ. That's our television film. Podcast you're bowlin media and That i host with my my good friend of like seventeen years. Mr barrot dudley. We talk about the best tv and film week in week. Out and a lot of people found this podcast. Rvp through back. When we are game of thrones coverage and became one of the biggest podcasts in the world colin found our show through. That show started listening back when we started the show a few years ago this year the year of the comeback twenty twenty he graduated from college moved to dc started his professional adult career life in the year of kobe which is tough stuff but he did it though and he did it. Guess what after also going through a tough break i think. With the break-up thing in particular can be so crushing to your your day to day right. It's such an adjustment especially a longterm relationship. It's a huge change often. You've lost your best friend. Then you forget how to be single like if you've been in a relationship for really long time really weird being single and not having to constantly be like up on somebody else all the time and it can be lonely. Yeah you that you get you. Get into like especially like lull times especially right now when you're bored. Boredom is tough break-up that like after usually in the past two relationships after the relationships have ended up just like literally had to bury myself like playing video games and video editing. It's a weird thing that that feeling of like you have to distract yourself some. Yeah but you also have to give yourself enough time to actually process what's occurred you can't just bury it. Ignore it suppress it. Never address it right. You have to dig through the emotional baggage. But so that's usually why. Watch the psychological video essays that my subconscious can get it out. And i can just like cry myself to sleep after watching the shirt you need though to give yourself the proper timing when it comes to the healing and the diving into the relationship and what occurred. You can't just do it all at once in the first month or week or whatever a lot of people want it to be over the pain to stop move on with their lives and that's not possible so what you end up doing is distracting yourself drinking. Smoking playing video games too much. Do some people. It's food whatever it is the gets your feelings to where you need them to be to feel good and okay people utilize those things or they could be very detrimental to your mental health long-term. If you don't take the time to actually talk to yourself and feel what. What is it we're going through. What is it happened. How are we going to move forward. What do we take from this relationship that ended. Obviously life is not over. Feels like it is with pretty much every break-up if you're especially path it's not right. It's not it's your life. That other person was another person who has decided to not walk with you. And that's cool man happens. People grow in different directions shit changes. Oftentimes we misunderstand each other. You didn't want the same things or have the same goals and it's all for the better long term but in the short term. It feels devastating. Heartbreak is poison. It can eat you from the inside out. If you don't treat it just like you would treat anything else right. If you had a fucking broken leg you wouldn't just get up every day in play call of duty for ten hours smoke weed and go to sleep. Well i promise you well maybe if you had a cast on already i'm okay you fall out of a tree and break your leg. You don't go inside. Sit down and play call of duty for ten hours and hope that it's gonna get better fair. Go to a doctor. You get a cast. You worked for months right as you feel in your bone. Fuses back together. You take care of yourself you stay off of it you make sure you give yourself the grace that you need to heal yes. It's the same with emotional stuff just cast so doctor you go to. Obviously there is. Dr love dr. Also the psychiatrist and the therapist. Yeah love doctors actually both of which i utilized to an extreme degree over the the only people who got paid more money than uber by me this year with the doctors one of the doctor. I guess you don't have to be a doctor to be a therapist but the psychiatrist is surely a doctor because she writes me drugs. I guess that's optional. Yeah okay fair anyway. It was look if you made progress this year. If you did what we all set out to do you need to be proud of yourself and you need to look back and give yourself credit. Yeah the healing and the battling and the fighting that you did this year. And that's all of us. Yes you have to have gone through. A break-up had a drug problem or even a mental health issue. This year was tough for all of us. Look back at it process it in time you know healthily and give yourself credit you deserve. We all have to do that. Moving out of this year. I think. I mean i think for a lot of us that that us twenty twenty to come out of the side better and use it to get a little introspective and focus on personal growth especially after going through something like a top break-up at the beginning of the year after the motivating thing about that coming out of this year's if you can do that in twenty twenty bitch you can do anything any time. What kind of the thing about this year. That's refreshing it's like it works and they're not like during a nuclear bomb being dropped. Yeah you can't really go more wrong than we did this year. I was watching a netflix. Release this mockumentary. Called death to twenty twenty. I think it's called and i watched it. It's like an hour and twenty minutes years and over and we already have a document. Mockumentary called death to twenty twenty you how this year. It was pretty funny. I mean it was hilarious. It was all the way up to like late november. Two like they've been grinding on this mockumentary but Should i completely forgot where. So why brought the monument. Oh started off with going through the year month by month in january like we literally about to go to war with iran like war world. War three are in january. Yeah and then february rolls around and australia's on fire and then march rolls around. And we go on. Full cove lockdown. I mean it literally was the year from hell to australia. Had the worst. Like i three months stretch of any country. I've ever seen god in twenty twenty not ever seen tom. Hanks got kovic to again in my life. That's the only thing. I can measure. Twenty twenty against the years. I've seen in nothing. Close has come. And i feel very confident that whatever. Twenty twenty one may bring. We're already for that shit unless the world's ceases to exist like the rotation just stopped. Frankly we don't have to do dick about that. true as just the ride is over amen. Please step off and You know get some popcorn. Yeah watch it happen. Yeah ready for the next call call. Yeah let's fucking do it jack off on top of the empire state building. You don't have to do that. Suggestion wondrous to jackie off the empire state building again. Just a suggestion from young chris. Well that's from the boys is it. Oh yeah dude. I totally forgot about that. What superman bad superman's named homeland homeland is touching himself. On top of that building. Wasn't chris might have been the chrysler building. I don't know what our next call's about here duck ross. Hey chris i'm responding to your question about how the house podcast helped. My name's evan louisville kentucky I listen to probably every episode that you've put out or at least close to it I started listening. When i was at a really rough point in my life i was just about to graduate college. I was about to become a teacher. And i still couldn't get myself to stop drinking and i knew i knew it was a problem I tried my best to stop but as ross. I'm sure you know it's it's challenging. It's very hard Listening to the podcast helped me begin to realize that that i be just reach out and actually get help in that. It's okay if if you can't figure something out by yourself 'cause eventually eventually it's too late so This podcast is done a lot to me. My life is amazing. I just i'm about getting gays. I have a great job of love where i work. I'm probably going to move to seattle. Just because it's beautiful and life is good. see my dog. My family healthy. I'm healthy and No more panic attacks from drinking and drinking in general. I did it so thanks dude thank you. That was awesome from louisville so refreshing when he said life is good. Those the most refreshing life is good. I've ever heard all of this year. He was just like life is good. That's great thanks for calling a lot of younger people. Listen to this. Show right around your age. Chris college coming out of college young adults right and that's because in well for well there's a lot of reasons but one of the reasons is that that's the time period in life where mental health issues can spring up. The most it's a transitionary period. It's the terrifying transition from childhood to adulthood. it's from from college and education in school to career job work. i think one of the biggest transitions. That's not talked about a lot too. Is the transition from going from the opinions that have been taught to you to the opinions that are now formed. You've i in your own exactly like people really talk about that transition. a lot. the biggest transition in growth alba to adulthood. Yeah i would completely agree. I mean college. A new job. New relationships brings about that transition. But it's the life experience brings about yes. Well your own personal. You stole leafs monsters at yup absolutely But yet i mean it sounds like I mean evan. Thanks so much for the support man. Getting getting engaged soon. That's incredible moving to seattle. Just because you think it's beautiful out there that's an absolute power move. I think more people we forget that the world is so fucking big sometimes contained in our own little bubbles like it blows my mind. I used to walk growing up. I used to want to move back to cornelius and live out my life there and now like that like i love it there. Don't get me wrong. But i just feel like it's doing a disservice to myself to not experience more places than the the one town that i grew up in that i got comfortable in. You know what i mean. It's it's bizarre to me. I was thinking about this yesterday. My buddy whose Parents moved here from england. Okay when he was a young boy and it was for work in their case and they've lived here the whole time they're now citizens. I have multiple friends. Actually from from england over the course of my life. Whose families did this and it was interesting to me because man it would take a lot to get me to move my family to another country sir but then i was considering like this like you said. This is a massive globe hughes spinning giant ball of earth and water with many many many many different options in terms of countries states cities that you could live in too many of us wake up and go to sleep in the same place every day never even considering that we move we could change our physical location and for some of us. It is necessary. You can't just stay in the same spot physically and expect things to change. In some cases and in some cases the physical location is the thing dragging you down the most befriends it could be environmental. It doesn't matter if you need that change you'll that's up to nobody's gonna show up to your house and be like how do you feel about seattle and then and then you consider it. That's something that you have to come with plan and execute to get that life change in that that physical environmental difference right absolutely and that's something that For me so many things felt like they were holding me back from doing that and it took somebody like looking me dead in the eyes and saying no you're creating the things that are holding you back. There's actually nothing holding you back like this. Is your life like you're you're determining what you're putting like obviously for me. I care a lot about my family. I wanna make my family proud. And i was worried that you know moving halfway across the country that could be detrimental to my family life in all honesty. My personal happiness. In the way that i like take care of myself now has created to a much healthier and happier family lifestyle. The distance is helped. That and i just realized and i'm sure evan probably felt the same. I reached the kind of ceiling of my growth in where i came from in cornelius north carolina. I was no longer going to be able to grow into the man that i wanted to become in that area because of the people that i was surrounded with at the time and What i was doing at the time. I just like that there. I couldn't see myself getting much better from there. Like overall as a person i can. I can make more money or your world is an enormous place with bazillions of opportunities. All perspectives everywhere. Like tons of different walks of life different. That's the thing if you just like especially for the privilege to grow up in Situations with like nice houses families neighborhoods. Etcetera that is not the way most of the world operate you grow up in that and you stay in that bubble and you never learn anything else that is a very very very teeny. Tiny percentage of life that you're actually living and when you get to the end of the road and you look back. You only know one thing in that. That's no way to live. So if you need the physical the physical change if you need the geographical change to continue your growth and to push forward. Now this is the case with everyone. Of course people can live happy. Fulfilling lives in one place and never move. But i would argue. That's challenging for most and that it changing location can be extremely helpful. And i would argue to. It's i would say it's not necessarily challenging to be comfortable in one area. But i don't think you know the game keeps supposed to be exactly anyone. I don't think you're anybody that stays in one area their entire life. I don't think reaching their full potential. I mean it's impossible to argue. Certain people who clearly can live fulfilling and very productive lives in one area. But i think for most human beings changes necessary in terms of physical environment to be able to continue your growth the more perspective. The better in the case of evan Great year dude. And good for you good for you to quit drinking. It's a very difficult thing to do. from multitude of reasons but for me socially social activity was the main detriment to me letting go of alcohol. It was something that took me years and years and years to finally accept that. This wasn't the way i was going to be able to socially operate anymore. I was much more addicted to the lifestyle that alcohol provided in in his tied to than i was physically addicted to the drug alcohol itself. Now that is not the case for many many alcoholics and regardless of your circumstances if alcohol is detrimental or any substance is detrimental. Negative to your life not serving you as it wasn't for evan. As it wasn't for me it was no longer serving me. It wasn't a positive. It was a negative with the panic attacks in the weight gain the unhappiness. The depression the hangover's fucking god. I don't miss hangovers. an all Look alcoholism ins with you dying fam. That's the finish line you die. That's the disease that's what it does. It kills you. It is okay to ask for help. Most people who are addicted to something or that have a dependence on something an unhealthy relationship with it need help to cut it out. Alcoholics anonymous was that helped for me. They're a billion different programs and people and things you can do. But if you're trying to quit something whether it's alcohol cocaine we'd bath salts eating toenail clippings whatever the weird or normal problem you have is. There is help out there. Do not be afraid to ask for it because you feel so silly when you get the other side of it. I promise you having congratulations again about to get engaged. I hope his girlfriend doesn't listen to this. Podcast chris. let's get our next call in here. Fifth call eight. Wr bolan here. She is hey. Raw encouraged its jackson shippensburg. Pennsylvania vania I just listened to your recent podcast about the podcast at the end of the year I wanted to say. I've been listening to you guys for a little over a year now and it's really really cut me entertained throughout the months and especially during this pandemic Something that i love about the show is the monday mental health minute I recently was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. And i've been listening to as monday mental health minutes and it's really a great way to start the week and keep me motivated and keep me on my toes Appreciate everything you guys do I'd love to hear some more trash or not trash in the detroit and says and that's it for me and gang gang jackson from pa. Thank you very much Been listening for a little over a year. Monday mental health. Minute has been one of my favorite features. He has major depressive disorder causing. I wanted to way to more consistently tie this. Show to its main Topic subject mental health. Right the monday mental health minute which became the monday mental health message in time. Since it is in fact not a minute long has been a massive part of the shift in this show over the course of twenty twenty and been my favorite edition To have a place that chris and i can discuss mental health. Meaningfully every single. Monday and i think that consistency is important. We do here at our bp in for our brand and for our community and really for me and for christmas well just to be able to start every single week on monday with some perspective. That gets you in the right head space to dominate and to be happy and to end to what we've been talking about this whole episode in all year long which is to progress to grow to move forward to have the momentum. You need so The monday mental health. Minute has really really really been huge for me. This year to jackson this was also the first year i've ever truly battled depression Which is something that jackson. Many of our listeners are much more familiar with an. I often bring this up at the first time we had Jade bryson mercedes terrell on the show Two of our guests that we we've had a few times. Jade spoke to her experience with depression or battle with depression and it was something that i didn't have an understanding for really the first time she came on the show and i even remember sitting there and being like i told her i was like you know. I'm more familiar with panic. Disorder in the attacks. And i've never really experienced a bout with depression. I ended up experiencing that into twenty nineteen in the first few months of twenty twenty for the first time in a capacity. That made me go now. I understand what depression really is. And how it affects people. As i finally experienced a little bit of it now there are levels to that shit just like levels with anything else and people who suffer from things like major depressive disorder. That's a fight every single day right. You've got to get up every day and you've got to be willing to face it down and rock and it's usually for me. It's the mornings as i've said in the past. That are the most difficult when battling depression. I wake up with it. It's a cloud. It's a wait on me. That impedes my progress. My productivity and. I have to shed that before. I can really truly move forward for either a lot of different methods that we've discussed over the course of this year and over the episodes that we've released for. How do one of them is that. I blast music for an hour. And i just yellen sing and whatever the fuck i have to do cry. Get it out right But i learned a lot about depression this year. How to deal with it. How to handle it. We're going to get into when i talk about my personal. You're the comeback. Some of the ways. I battled it and i'm just very appreciative to everybody in my life. Both past and present. Who's given me perspective when it comes to depression so that when i finally faced it down it was something i was able to overcome for better or worse like i feel more comfortable with myself like i know myself and my inner workings better as a result of my my battle with depression. So it's something that. I'm almost grateful for but it was scary. Man that darkness is scary. And it pulls you down and it makes you feel stuck in like there's nowhere to go and you can't turned anybody in your alone in at all. And that's when i started tweeting. You are not alone with with a degree of consistency when i first started getting the depression and that was the thing that really that message more than anything else this year stuck out to me as the most important thing we did was was to try to spread that message that you are not alone in any experience you have. Yeah there are people out there who have been through it who are going through it who can help you through it. You just have to find them. You just have to ask absolutely and that's what we wanted this show to be a place where you can find that and having those people around you to ground you especially when you first start going through depressive episodes and stuff something that is so important because for me the hardest thing about when i first started struggling with depression was the lack of control. I just felt like. I was in such a downward spiral that that i couldn't. I didn't know how to stop myself. You can't see impact in any way shape or you can't change the trajectory that it just is right. Hardly knew what. I was going through it all. You know what i mean like understand. You don't even really you way. 'cause you're just like you. We all feel terrible. Something is wrong. Yes something off. Like i again like. I don't know if i've talked about this on the podcasts before but when i first started struggling with depression when i was eighteen my senior year. High school Like second semester senior year literally went to the doctor six different times. Because i thought something was wrong with me like oh showing all the symptoms of depression But i thought it was like something biologically because nobody had ever talked me about depression before it. Didn't i just thought. Depression was big sad. You know i'm just big said And i was. I didn't feel like big sad. I was just tired. All i mean. Arguing like voted for those of us who were born already battling depression which obviously thing. We've all been big sad. We've fell crushing sadden. But it was when you felt that and then you have depression for the first time you can. I just think it's that. Yeah because it's a very similar feeling. The differences depression doesn't have to be tied anything actual exactly. Nothing has to have occurred. But regardless i went i went to the doctor. Six separate times getting like different Like they tested me for. Std's has me for a different cancers low low thyroid or whatever whatever it is And not everything came back inconclusive. Like there was nothing wrong with me. Biologically and then you know year later. I went to talk to a therapist. And she was like yeah. I mean that sounds pretty. Typical of depression one of the difficult things that that most people with mental health ailments. Go through as it. It's hard to get diagnosed. it's hard to. I mean we didn't learn it like you when you're a little kid you learn. I'm sneezing and coughing and have a fever. I have a cold or whatever right. Yeah nobody really gives you like the here. The here's how you diagnose yourself with to know that you're depressed or you're anxious or panic. Panicking having a panic attack or whatever it is. That's not really a thing. You grow up with familiarity for the only own. Yeah the only thing that. I had seen of depression when i was younger. Was like those commercials for Anti-depression medicine that it was like a big black cloud. Just follow somebody around all day television and have been the number one source of information for me when it comes to mental health. And it's funny like one of my favorite shows of all time if not my favorite of all time. The sopranos really deals with anxiety disorder panic disorder depression in psychiatry starting with episode one. That was the first place. I really learned about this shit. Yeah was the sopranos and it was one of the reasons that show ended up meaning for me but yeah look it. Depression is a hard battle. It's one that i don't wish on anybody. But if you if you dealing with it you have to face it down and you have to face it down every single morning on mondays. You should do it with us on monday. Mental health message every single week. Because that's been a huge piece of the puzzle for me. This year overcoming my depression. My big sadness and getting to work with calls every single monday on putting ourselves in a place mentally. That's productive has been huge for me. So i hope it continues to be that continues to be the case for all of you as well as we move into twenty twenty one. Here is our next call. Say chris it's Jacob polunin from bristol rhode island Swan or to say that Recently gone back into listen to our. vp huge. Into a couple summers ago and kinda fell off the wagon. The recent back. I don't wanna say listen to all the episodes from twenty twenty. It's kind of interesting to kind of see the whole progression of just releasing everything that happened this year through like conversations on the show but also go with that found that like all the advice and everything super how to kind of like reflect and like realized what the fuck just happened and what to do next and yeah i just want to say thanks for spin knowledge and keeps them knowledge gang gang jacobson bristol appreciate it I've noticed people come and go from this show. We got a lot of voicemails from people who are like. Y'all i listened to back in twenty eighteen. I took some time off. And i came back this year. A lot of people came back this year. Thinking like yeah. This is probably a good time for some rb. Vp which is one of the reasons. We ended up shifting. And i've heard from so many people talking about how the show has changed over the years for the better that shift from like focusing on just comedy you know being silly Just just just it being entertaining and laughing and law. That was great but to get to a place where the show is More important i would say impactful impactful has been the the thing that has made me. The most proud about this year is that the show has grown up with me with you and become something that i'm very very proud of from a productivity standpoint. We're actually doing something that matters and not just jokes and it continues to push me to want to grow and be better every day so that i can like bring my best to the pod to my best to the to the people the our gang. It's one of the things that's funny. People don't like everyone always says. Oh thank you thank you to you guys for being. So i guarantee you kohl's i get as much if not more out of this relationship with the new. It's it's something that we are very thankful for as well and i would say it. Steers rawson is conversations in our personal lives and votaw more towards more beneficial in things towards more Like topics that are actually bettering us as people in that force us to think deeper and think What's it called when you Not apply you know regardless like when you look deeper at something you go in depth in it makes us like go in depth on the topics that we really talk about and try to implement those in our own personal lives we can live better personal lives and like try to be examples the show the show has been a constant source of inspiration for me throughout twenty twenty. Not just not just. Because i'm able to see how other people are struggling battling fighting growing changing But but also because i. It's just for me. It's that baseline of like i'm not in this by myself. I am not alone. i don't have to feel so alone. There are so many nights. This year where i turned to twitter in the our gang in the community that we built here. Because i didn't know where else to go and i would tweet. Stuffer have conversations with people are going to our discord server which i highly recommend everybody joins and era was able to find an and remind myself that. I'm not in this by myself. That there are other people there that care about me in the want me to do well. And they're supporting the in rooting for me and motivating me on a daily basis. And that was one of the things that made this year. One of the most meaningful that i've ever had if not the most meaningful in terms of personal change and development. So thank you Jacob for for listening to the show thank you for coming back in listening a few years removed from where you first started and seeing how the show has changed for the better welcome back. I cannot tell you how excited i am for like ten twenty years down the line to listen to all the episodes from twenty twenty. Because you're not kidding. It really started like in twenty nine hundred and we got. I don't wanna call it lucky. I would call it fate. I started talking about like perspective and money over morals and the things that drove our society and then they all came to fruition in one calendar year where i was like well. It was almost like this year was custom-tailored for me to act. Like i was just like. Hey hey look. It's all my stuff that i like to talk about and focus on and we got to hit all of it from the civil rights to the pandemic to politics. It was all their laid out for us. Here you are. You guys are really fucked up. Take a look at it all in absorb it. That was this year and we were able to do that with with great success. I think on this show and look. We lost a lot of listeners. Because i said a lot of shit. The whitey wasn't ready to hear but that is how it goes like. We're gonna lose people in gain others. Were gonna piss you off and some day you might come back. I'm going to say what i believe to be right and best based on my experience. That's that's all we can all do all right And i appreciate those of you. Who wrote through this year. I know it was controversial. I said a lot of shit that made a lot of people unhappy upset especially when it came to politics the pandemic etc but look man i value and respect each and every one of your opinions. If you wanna have a conversation with me you can hit me. Y'all know that you don't have to agree with me on everything. And if i've said it multiple times if you agree with me on everything what's the point there's no discourse you agree with you on everything then. Something is wrong. You should not agree with. I don't even agree with everything i say. Not everything. I say so for those of you who who had problems with things that i said this year. And you're still here. I appreciate you more than anybody else. I just want you to know. That means a lot takes big man or woman to sit there and let me say whatever i wanted. This microphone without you being able to do a goddamn thing about it right next. Call hell of a year call number seven here. It is not what ross mothership back. My is Fell off for a little bit. 'cause mental state got back on track. That you back again. So i'm catching up. Won't use them for because we're talking about going fucking songs and all of a sudden became a drag queens shit. You need to go to draft through become schooler bug sexuality and go watch these multi buckman wages work their shifts. It's the most fun you're ever going to have in your god. If she listens called. Catch up. And i'm hearing jank love your do i look at some of the. Chris spent a lot of time talking about this year. One of the important aspects of life drag shows drag shows really given no attention or loved to drag shows in our caller here. Sounds like we should be out of nowhere This is like the one thing he wants to impress upon all of us. If we're gonna take away anything from twenty twenty. It's that we need to be going to drag shows to be entertained and to take our mind off. I don't know how this works in the age of kobe with the masks. The drag hers stragglers. They wear the masks on stage. Is there a limited capacity situation. I don't know but i do know this. I like to think that because this guy's just like living in episode seventy four. He's like pre covid time. He hasn't gotten he doesn't what's going on a of the world. The world is just existing in like two thousand and what like late two thousand and nineteen when everything was still going somewhat decently well. There was nothing bad on the horizon. And yeah this is one of the things that i have yet to experience I i know. A lot of people particularly females that are close to me in my life that are huge into the drag community scher and swear by these shows. I've seen a lot of bachelorette parties and shit go there. I don't really know what to make of. That feels a little weird like appropriation. Almost like you're just there to make fun of her laugh at her black for one night. It's not really your community your thing or whatever i don't really know i'm not a drag person. Sure i don't know what the rules are. I don't know what i'm allowed to say or not to say. Okay so i'm just gonna say i'm down okay and if dude wants to drag me to a drag show perhaps chris's well or any recommendations of great drag shows around here is like google thing. Can i type in like drag shows near me and like it'll give me the the best ones to go to like. Is there system least racist least homophobic. Most open minded an incredible human beings to ever walk the face. Everybody says this. That's everybody says it. Yeah we'll go to. We'll go to a drag show calls next. Call here or just sitting on your headset. This this is going to be something that You just send the address deraza tesla. It'll take us right there. You're gonna wanna hear this. So i'm only leaving the secondary because they got real excited. I'm back going to seven four. I've been listening to something. Like it is like i said my last message. Real excited atom so adamson california. Oh go to a god damn drac show fucking dope those fuck man ladies just struck their shit and you'll never have more fun in your life than you will at a goddamn drag show. I'm saying i just for you. Feel down in the dumps those fucking ladies. We'll get you back up and pumps changjiang keep that shit up roth. Adam went to drag show one time and he literally just left. He called us twice on the way home. It's life changing. Because he went there like drunk his shit and sat down and one of the man ladies as he so eloquently said ninety nine point nine percent. Sure that they don't wanna be called man ladies seattle this thing Sat him down. And they had like the deepest heart to heart that he's ever had in his entire life and he walked out of there and genuinely change man. Yeah i see. I can't stop. Imagine this dude. Like board on a wednesday night. He was just like i got to find something to do passes like a billboard for a drag show and he goes alone. He doesn't tell any of his boys. Yeah this is a secret. It's just for adam or whatever his name fedora to keep his sunglasses and a large floppy hat on to try to be incognito. He goes in there watching the show when he leaves. And he's like that was it that was it. I found my place in this world. Drag shows are the best. what do i do. I've got a call. Eight eight eight. Wr boland not once but twice. Until chris just how much they need to make it to a god damn drag and see some of these men ladies that will change their fucking lives love. It love the enthusiasm we got one more. Call here we're going to play for you all the day. Christopher phone up have to go now we don't have a choice now. We absolutely have to go. You co once. It's a maybe you call twice. We are in. Here's your next and final hotline call of the year of our lord. Twenty twenty amen. Yeah all right so hotcakes. Oh okay this is a border from columbia south carolina. So hot take is. There's watching billy madison bronco. Von am i just hire she. Taking advantage of this man entire movie like buildings all the brightest in the world. He's trying to get that bag. I don't even know. Say talk about it. Frost kohl's you'd do anything. Yeah so. I've spent a lot of time watching billy madison over the course of the thirty three years. I've been alive. I've spent a lot of time thinking about billy madison talking about billy. Madison is a film. And i have never heard the take veronica vaughn. That fine piece of ace is taking advantage of a slow billy madison to secure the bag. Now i'm gonna go back and obviously. This has a lot to do with the the monday mental health message that we discussed last week. And i'm just getting as nothing to do with anything we just wanted to close out with some salinas strange. Take one that. I am willing to look into not one that i'm willing to give credence to just off of your words sir. I'm gonna have to go back and see. She does. Beat the shit out of billy at one point which is important. Almost chokes him and drowns him to death in the swimming pool before they break out into song. That sounds like something that somebody is trying to get. The bag would do just saying lot of curious questions here. She's at the crib seducing him in his tent. That's the porn bathroom in it. 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Nothing to lose their nothing only to gain only to the year of the comeback recap so somewhere around late february early march. I believe it was. I deemed twenty twenty the year the comeback based on my personal circumstances coming out of a several year relationship ending going to divorce and then of course the events unfolding around the world whether it was in regards to the pandemic of civil rights election. Whatever we needed something to get us moving forward the company. I'd worked at for eight years as my first job out of college fell apart. The first phase of my career ended with it and another was beginning as it clearly was time to make bolan media reality. This year was a lot front coming out at twenty nine thousand. I had a lot going on coming into this year. I was like oh my god so many we heard from today. It was overwhelming. I felt overwhelmed. I felt like. I didn't know what i was going to do. How i was gonna move where i could turn if i had the support i needed to get through this or could i do it alone. Was i alone. I had all these questions that i need answered. I basically had to rebuild my entire personal life from groundwater square one. This year had stripped everything out really seriously everything because of covid friends family relationships it was. They were all gone and rebuilt from square one. And i've never been happier was it. Was it fun fuck. No it was not fun at all. It was the hardest shit. I've ever done in my life but i got through it powered through the divorce with a lot of therapy a lot of psychiatry right. This wasn't like some shit that i just went to sleep and woke up every day. Got a little bit better like no. I had to battle son like it was not fun at any given point for the first several months i was purely miserable and just trying to survive my therapist and my psychiatrists were huge huge huge sources of support guidance. For me as well and then of course medication. Wise my psychiatrist. Who works with me to make sure that. I'm on the right stuff that i'm that i'm taking it correctly and my brain is where it needs to be to not only be happy and productive to come back from all these things that i needed to come back from but to continue to grow and move forward and be happy in and win right. You like jon. Snow in the battle of the bastards exactly unsheathed sword in fucking let it all. Bring it on. Bring in the army coming behind me. Was the psychiatrist the therapist the gang you. You're my dogs. My girlfriend her baby. My family like your gaming. Pc the sort out. Yeah before anybody can do anything else for you. Which is something. That i learned early on in the years and fortunately i was able to secure my house. Which is now bulemia h. q. Cole's third home where we stream where we record. Sometimes when we have to where. I live in breath and eat jacked. Get jacked ross fit Secured my dogs as well which is southern that the first couple months of the year was very much up in the air. I didn't know it was going to happen with my dog. And my dog's for everybody. Who knows anything about me like like i've said and not a whole lot of y'all that i would pick over these dogs like if i'm picking between you or them like not. Many folks are getting picked over the dogs. Okay gruesome bella on my family. Those little furry balls are very very important to me to make sure that. I got to to keep them live my life with them and take care of them and love them. Every single day was huge. That was something that was terrifying for me for a while there. I remember not gonna lose these dogs man. When i came down for my interview weekend. You're still like in the laws sucked. You're driving a fucking. Oh yeah but you're still in that limbo of you didn't know if you're going to get to keep your dogs and you're only getting to keep them every two weeks for every other week whatever. It was a weird yours truly. I only had to spend maybe a week or two total away from them. Those were very difficult times for me but again those were times that i was able to lean on friends family and the ib peking to get through I ended up getting to a point where i saw like the company was going to work. I was going to be able to do this for my job. It was real. And that i was going to be able to bring on chris chris colin. I met what win probably december last year november last year at least a year ago almost two years ago. we started playing games together on apex legends All the call of duty games as well obviously down the line but we really developed a friendship over twitch in over discord over gaming and then it became apparent. Chris was going to be a phenomenal option for my number two my first employees here bowl media and my co host on the show that we had enough in common an enough different about us including the twelve years between us that it was gonna be. That'll do it kind of a perfect fit. Yeah i was able to hire you. Bring you down from north carolina. That was one of the biggest things i've ever been able to do my life. Hire another human being employed somebody and then for you to be able to start building. This company together was obviously one of the more rewarding experiences of my life that i got start this year so from that aspect like twenty twenty had there was positively sprinkled in their baby. Big ass sprinkles. You know what i'm saying. Ross fit became a part of weekly live for you. And i three times a week. Usually we got in there. We had a caller today and so they lost sixty pounds. I didn't lose all this year. But i lost more and got into literally the best shape i've been in my life barnum period and that's not like a homo brags. She's a straight up brag. Something that i worked for very very hard. I've never been able to be like fitness guy who gets himself in the gym and stays motivated and stays with it. It was always thing that i dreaded fucking hated knowing. I was gonna have to work out today. Now that i look forward to i i in abbott workout. Like we do this afternoon. In about an hour and fifteen minutes. i'm stoked pump. Iron play basketball and then feel better. After we're done and then continue to crush our lucky lives like from a lot of angles. My life is never been better than it is right now. And that's through the shit. That i just talked about all this shit that i had to go through this year including the shoot that all your went through. It still never been better to be able to say that means that the you the comeback couldn't have been more successful. I met my girlfriend. Who is an amazing woman of the most amazing humans. I've ever met in my life saved my life and a lot of ways. I love her and her little girl very very much and then to to close things off with like the sweetest cherry on top ever. I regained my independence and my ability to manage my life individually by getting back on the road by getting behind the wheel of a car. I spent this whole year with chris. Picking me up girl from picking me up barrett picking me up and drive me to the studio. I spent thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars on ridesharing amount of money. That would make most of you puke in your pants out of your ass and finally got to a place where i was like holy shit like we were talking about earlier. You wake up and you live with shit right you wake up and you look at it and you go. This is my circumstance accept it. Yeah you depressed. This is just the way it is. I'm sad i'm not gonna even fight it. I did that for years it was. I haven't as i told chris many times. I haven't been able to enjoy driving even when i was on the road because of my panic disorder and i kept having tax since i was twenty. One years old. I've been having a tax behind the wheel mostly on the highway mostly hung over. It's one of the main reasons i quit. Drinking and twenty seventeen of october of two thousand seventeen driving has been a massive problem for me for a decade plus something. I haven't enjoyed in many many many many years in something that i lost that i couldn't wait to get back and i finally did. Got the tesla model. Three the thing fucking drives itself unless you're in the rain getting a homeless statue It couldn't handle that did it. Did it show the dick on screen. I'm now thinking about it. And since i've got cameras all over the car. I'm pretty sure i could go. Look that up and like find a screen cap of dudes. Talk if i really podcast. Just get ready instagram. That'll be the photo. Yup that'll be the photos little shrivelled disgusting slightly miss colored homeless penis. Oh color to it was something growing on it. There's something was going on. There wasn't right this year though has been the most challenging and rewarding. I've ever ever experienced In chris being able to bring you to austin to build this with me on an en- live with me as a friend that on a week to week basis has been a huge huge part of that and now i'm looking forward to hearing your your the comeback you're saying in essence this year is kind of like the homeless man. It might have a discolored dick but at the end of the day. It's got a smile on his face. Yes that's exactly. What saying that's the analogy that i wanted to in twenty twenty eighth. I'm so glad that this man can elevate your lifestyle like that this morning. Look at that impact happiest guy. I've seen in a long time. That dude his dick out. He couldn't have he was in the funny thing. Is it was like a tesla and like a range rover at this fucking light and then this dude who lives on the street with his dick out in his hand just laughing at me and the other dufuses in our cars and i was just like. I don't know which one it was right. He was just laughing at the cogs in the machine. Baby he set himself. These idiots look going to work. Yeah no that's exactly what he was thinking. And i was like you might be right buddy but one of us is wrong or maybe. We're both a little bit right but i only one of us has taken a wedding at traffic and it's not me calls. Tell us about you your the comeback a little bit. Obviously it's been a bit of a year for you boy. I started out the year. Living in an apartment and then january rolled around lender line and north carolina and lake norman north carolina Working as a server. And then i moved back in with my parents for four months as the pandemic rolled around so i went from. You know in two thousand seventeen going to college Living on my own to write two years later after working a sales job that made me unbelievably depressed. Also gave me a lot of life experience but made me unbelievably depressed vietnam. The yin and yang exactly and gave me a lot of growth as well but now again living back with my parents of had no clue where i was going going in my life. You didn't have a direction. Sort of situation. I went from feeling like. I did have a lot of direction. I knew exactly what i wanted to do to realizing that what i thought i wanted to do was actually not at all what i wanted to do. And now i was very loss in where to go next at. It didn't know what the next step from me was gonna be. And i felt like i was really wasting my purpose. I felt like i had a lot to offer to the world and really no way to implement that in a way that made me feel good at the end of the day like i said i work to sales job. That led me very depressed. Because felt like i wasn't wasn't making filling exactly. Yeah i mean put for like coercing people into spending more money or spending money that they don't always have for a luxury item like a boat was not something that left me a linearly fulfilled at the end of the. Let me jump in right there for one second. Because i want to be clear about this. Most of us are not fortunate enough to find jobs where we're able to just work in our dream scenario day-to-day basis. Or whatever. If you find yourself in a position like kohl's obviously option one a would be to get out. Yes and find another thing in the event that that's not something that's possible for you. That's totally cool. You just have to find ways to manage your life in a way that that isn't your purpose that your job then you find your purpose in your fulfilment outside of that were exaggerate. Wanted to make sure that the issue was the job that i was working. I was working sixty five to seventy five hours a lot of times you to do that exactly because the time that i had off i wanted to like rest because -absolutely exhausted and also in a sales job if i get a phone call from a random number that might be one hundred and fifty thousand dollars on the other side of the phone so you really never off. You know what i mean like. You're always on the clock year. Always expected to answer the phone if somebody calls regardless i was unless my grandma or mom or dad or girlfriend calls exactly. Were you were mike regardless of your house in a circumstance. In which. I really didn't know where i was going and i still remember this conversation vividly. We were playing apex legends together. When i was living at my apartment video game video game yes and ross. This is like as our friendship started. Developed and ross brought up a specific situation in which he said. Why does cypher. Pk have two different youtube channels one in which he only post fortnight content one in which he posts content from other video games and i said well because i basically when the details because if he posts anything other than fortnight content on has made youtube channel he's gonna lose a lot of subscribers regardless i went really in depth. Why he does. This and ross was like oh shit that actually makes a lot of sense. You have a you have an actual understanding for content. Yeah exactly we should talk more about this on the phone sometime and see where that goes and i was like holy shit. I would absolutely love that one of the funny things about this line of work is. It's like you know like being a comedian or something. You see a comedian. You say. I want to be a comedian. But it's like you have to have a natural gift for that now. I'm not saying that anybody can stop and go become a comedian. Because surely you can. If you work at it hard enough you can achieve wherever you want or whatever the fuck but look man like i can't go become nba player. I'm not fucking tall and fast and strong enough. Jason went blank. Some people are not funny enough to be comedians. a lot of people don't have the content gene. You have to have a very specific way. You look at stuff for content. For what i do for a living to work. And that was the point where chris discussing things through twitch and playing video games together that i realized she understood how concert that was the first time i was like okay. This this young man might be My solution here. Because i was looking for like who's going to co host this show with me permanently. I had these people that i was. I was thankful for in reliant on to do the show in the week by week even producer. Mike and mariah were able to work in his coast from here to there. But i didn't have my kohl's needed my kohl's found my calls continues her and so that was probably about december of last year so then february rose around knows actually super bowl. Sunday that ross. I had our first phone call interview and went really really well Super bowl sunday. It was super bowl sunday live. Yeah no no. No me knows like that morning of super bowl sunday right. I was sitting at utah park in cornelius north carolina out a bench. I had my little journal. Our remember it very vividly obviously But anyway you went out to. Yeah probably You know gotta hancock. While i'm on the phone. Keep it loose smile at the people exactly. I was I was the homeless man. That's me in twenty years. I'm from the future back to the future types. Seriously shark situation you say in that was you saw you. Yeah exactly But anyway it went great then. Kobe rolls around. Obviously those little bump in the road had no clue what was going next there ross. Luckily enough was still able to fly me down in. May the in person interview went fantastic. Like he said i. In hindsight that was a historical point. We were like. Do you come down here you like. I don't know man. Do i come down there. And i was like. I'm not sure. I think you might get sick and die if you get on an airplane and you're like we'll just try it and i was like tied. I'll see you when you get violently stone one night and sent me a video and book. It book goes book. It put the fight really a thing that have yet. I still have the video. I could probably pull it up right now while i'm talking audio that even a little it was fantastic. You were like you the car right now. Just bug most of had a moment of clarity. Where i was like this. You like. We have to do the rule but yes regardless. Come down here. The interview went fantastic. Ross was able to bring me on. And i started in july and So thus far this year. I moved to a new city halfway across the country. I started a new career. I really feel that. I've gained a voice for myself and started to figure out what i truly believe in. I really reevaluated. How i feel about the world. And where i find my place in it and when i think about the year the comeback i went back and looked through my notes and i found something that i wrote to myself on new year's eve of december thirty first of twenty nineteen going into two thousand twenty. Okay and i wanted to read this. Because i think it really embodies you know kind of the manifestation of how had gotten here in Kind of you know how proud of truly how proud of myself. I am for what i'm able to do in the way that i'm able to get back in the purpose that the rtp game gives me to wake up every day. And be the best that i can possibly be as a concept. I could not more highly recommend that each and every one of us including myself as this is something. I've never done do what causes about to share with us in rights yourself something at the end of this year to look forward and And then be able to look back and get more perspective when you read it year from now chris. Please share this with us. So it says to chris. Twenty twenty plus twenty eighteen and twenty nineteen have been some of the toughest years yet. Yeah right you had no idea what was coming. No a of that brought on by you. Aided exploited by the way that your brain works that fucking sucks a lot of this shit. You probably didn't deserve but you can only be sad for yourself in pity yourself for so long high twenty twenty. plus our time we've never been uncompromising and standing for what we wanna do and what we believe in and now is our time for that now is the time for you. Do not compromise on who you are towards others. It may open yourself up. Heartbreak but passionate vulnerabilities a trade. That more and more will appreciate with time. We appreciate every day work on waking up a few minutes earlier getting that workout and getting your bed. I the little things do go along way. It's easy to talk. We're really good at that but we can get knocked down humbled hit rock but can we get knocked down. Humbled hit rock bottom and recovered. We keep saying that things will get better but it's about time we make them. No person is just going to appear out of nowhere and make us exactly what we wanna be. That's on us brother. But the great thing is i do know we can do that. I do know this is our decade to change. The world are decade to make. Our mark are decade to make ours. It's five fifty two. Am i'm in a pullout bed. I'm fucking freezing. What's the start of the of a new year without a little excitement. Be you do you work hard. Expect results and don't fucking compromise. Can't wait to see what you do kid. Thank you all for being a part of the ross. Bohlin podcast in twenty twenty. Thank you all for being a part of the year. The comeback in what was by far the most transformative productive terrifying emotional year of my life calls. And i can't wait to see what twenty twenty one brings in the form of blessings challenges and changes for all of us. I hope the today's episode and coal sharing his personal Twenty nineteen letter to himself. Were as impactful for you as they were for me. I'm just stoked. Not only that we got through this but that we got through it positively with with some productivity and some growth and that we. It's almost like when you have like a near death experience and your and your changed forever because you have a new perspective and you're less scared right you become stronger through it. That's what twenty twenty like. We just got the shit kicked out of us in a twelve round boxing match but now we know next time we get in the ring. We're stronger than we were. It can't be worse than that last fight right even if it can. I realized that there obviously things that could occur. That may twenty twenty one even worse than twenty twenty but come on. Let's be fucking real. Like every volcano on the face of the planet would have to explode it the exact same time and then we would have to elect a cartoonish dictator somehow to get back into. I don't even have to have a whole nother. Election like things would have to go very very sideways to get as bad as twenty twenty. I think we're okay there but most importantly if we got through this and we got through it and were still productive. What the hell do we have to fear. Bring on twenty twenty one. Bring it on bitch ring it on. Rvp gang forever and that will do it for today's show but before you head out to take on the we have some very important announcements to close out the year first of all join our discord anytime you see his live on twitch we throw it out on patriots sometimes as well we throw it out on social media but if you see. 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Blow The Whistle (feat. Tim Livingston of "Whistleblower")

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Blow The Whistle (feat. Tim Livingston of "Whistleblower")

"The you back the check. Welcome back to the ross bohlin podcast. Otherwise known as rb p presented by bolan media. I'm your host ross bowl and back again with your co host. Chris kohls colson christopher. How are you new week. Slow wave slow wave. Wiggle wave to get better at my waves. I've been switching them up every week if you watch it on youtube. Sometimes i do the regal wave with a little bit of a cup and assad decides very ruining the thank you. Sometimes i just do the p. On also i've been working on my piece on i used to do the peace sign like to like pointed. You know i've been trying to get looser like seventy style straight up and down a peace and love man. Pc signs underutilized. peace sign. god. Yeah i deuce though. I don't know feel like i've been never straight i used. I used to go this way. I'd give people the yo what's up man like sideways. But now i've been switching it up to go like this like just this but you can't do doubles because then you're nixon in. Houston you chunk do so. It's just like our peace. Damn i wanna move to houston and does anybody do. Nobody does this at each other. Do they know this is the show. Yes yup dead serious out. Which is why the hell better than what this. Because i i was in this camp i was one of these like. Is this our thing we do this. Hold up our fingers and make an h. While to huff high school and we used to do this for huff. I went to west side and we literally did full blown west side. Like yeah when you when you go to west side high school. Incredible i don't know what they were thinking they're in is they. Were like let's name it west side because it's on the west side of town. I mean to be a every high school kid was like an hour and a gang. I mean that's better than going to like the robert e lee high school rebels or something like that that was actually literally like a half mile from the high school only That doesn't surprise me. In any way shape or form the only thing. I knew about texas or texas high schools. Before i moved to texas one had really big football stadiums. Oh yeah and two. I saw this video that went viral when they were thinking about changing the name of a robert e lee high school in like rule texas down by san antonio and it was his video this white girl crying because they were like something about. I don't know her history or some shit and she was crying about how they're judging by illegal. Yeah results so bad. I was like dad. What will they do not. How will the children learn how she survived that the school doesn't carry the name of a confederate airy dead confederate general that lost as a sham speaking of texas. It snowed in austin on sunday. Did the i like winter wonderland version of the city. I have ever seen really the best. I've seen in texas in my life. Dallas no doesn't count sorry dallas kids. It was glorious but it was also a reminder. Chris that by and large snow is trash. It's also reminded that. I forgot to tell you that i'm elsa actually deep down i you were just bring. The snow actually built you a snow. He did and then. I knocked it off the gate he did. It was a small snowman was woken welcoming me back to bowling mediated q. On on the gate. And when i shut the gate Frosty fell to his death. He did much like humpty dumpty and and much like humpty dumpty emmy and all the king's men could not put him together again but people who've listened to the show for a long time. No i don't have a lot of familiar. Familiarity with it The first real snow experience i ever had was in this past decade even I'm a thirty three year old man. But i grew up in houston in texas I went to school in san marcos. I live in austin. I'm a beach guy cat occasions or for the beach ken for the sand and the ocean and for relaxing and getting tan. Okay i've never been snow guy. My family aren't ski people. I've actually never been skiing or snowboarding. I have been to colorado school times yet I was fortunate enough to get to spend some time in In in vail and aspen and it's a great place in the snow is cool especially when you're there in the mountains but snow in like a city is trash it's gross it's disgusting becomes like this melted wet disgusting slush of shit everywhere. It's all muddying and brown. Yeah it's just awful rush. No beautiful beautiful gordon. Give a couple of hours discussing gross. It always blows my mind. Every single time like a tourist goes in new york or something like that. Yeah host on twitter like let's say an influence photographer goes in new york. When it's snowing they post all these beautiful pictures on twitter. Something like that. And then my favorite part about it is the replies of like local new yorkers that post the actual pictures of new york in the snow of like three foot deep slush puddles mud and discuss them with poo have to jump over to even cross the street. Like fuck you dude get out of our city like you don't know what it's like living here all in the wintertime it's disgusting. It's terrible the worst thing about living in a northern city with snow too is. There's always salt on the roads so your car just constantly gets destroyed the soap preserves the bodies in notable in home alone. Remember that do the streets. Remember that kevin's neighbors salts. The streets with salt does he preserve bodies with it. That's the the neighborhood. Rumor buzz tells kevin which is why he scared of the man who inevitably knocks out. Harry and marv with a snow shovel at the end of one To get them arrested. But then they get out. And there's another one in new york i can't believe presidents. I claim to fame was an appearance in home alone. Dan the To the left unbelievable. Yeah it did snow Do go outside in the snow. They just shit and piss all over the house. it's awful. That's not true. Awful gotta take him out. Set them down in the middle of the yard and leave him there and they stay in for a little bit What do i do now. Eventually their feet get so cold. That are like i better move. I've got like little sweaters for my dog's not like full sweaters like you you would think of human would wear but they just go on their back so that the snow and the rain doesn't hit their back and keeps them nice and dry after out in the snow. I know other people who buy snowshoes for their dogs. That's fucking insane. You don't wear sweaters that only cover your back now. That's not bad cons- concept though might be the next fashion with sochaux people knew nips. It's also slippery everywhere like people are just eating. It left right and the snow and the slippery snow in texas. Nobody knows how to walk in this shit. Fucking death trap. The streets and the sidewalks are turned into a debt trap in sure as hell. Nobody in austin texas knows how to drive in snow in the rain. They never knew how to drive. But in the snow chris. I felt in danger. I took i. I was up north. I was in north austin. Yes i didn't have my car with long story short. I needed to uber back. South to bone media. Hq takes twenty five minutes for the uber driver to get there. I assume because everybody's going ten miles an hour kind of saw that part coming but then getting the uber. And i fired a picture of you my driver to you. Yeah i was like this shit. His pants he is locked onto the wheel. Both hands into ten. And i thought i thought locked in. Keep me home bluetooth headset. In so then. I start most uber drivers at this point. It's the guys who used to be taxi drivers. You can always tell them by if they have a bluetooth headset So we get on the road. And i'm like i'm like dude. Got me right because at that picture. So i'm texting emails. Checking out the guam. And then i fucking look up and i noticed man is not in a little bit like he's got the and then the dude falls asleep. Chris and i've never been in the car with a human being who has fallen asleep behind the wheel. So i didn't really know what to do so i just yelled out yo. I was like yo and he went and looked in the rear view. And he didn't say anything and i didn't say anything we just made eye contact and i was like you just fell asleep. I fell asleep and and he just kept driving. But i had to watch the rear view. The rest of the to make sure man's eyes were like staying alive and he kept rolling down the window for like a split second to let some coal therein. Yeah and then he. He kept going like that and he was playing. It was sunday and he was playing like christian Like church music christian rap just made it even not rap but it made it even that this is how i go like this dudes ready for jesus and i'm stuck here. Oh you think he was like inviting jesus in for like when it all was. Yeah i was along for the ride which who was ready to see the end and it was just like this is why bought the tesla. Yeah this is exactly why because the uber drivers can't be trusted. The man was it look. Here's the sad part. I didn't even give dude like a low rating because this man's just out there trying to make a living. I don't know how many hours you driven but it was clearly too many. I didn't know what to say to him after it was all said and done if he didn't really speak english and i didn't want to be like go home sir. Yeah go rest. Yeah muddied sleep. You're going to get yourself killed. Like i didn't know what to do was just chaos and i blame that all on the snow Which is trash. Let's gary thing about drifting off in the snow and austin is all like it doesn't really stick to the roads because it was still too warm but it sticks to the medians of the roads like or the sides of the morning it was like full white wrote yet and it was crazy so like if you're drifting off to the side like you're getting in the slushy stuff like that's not where you want to be all i that's a scary zone hail. Naw so stay safe out there in the winter wonderland especially for those of you who live in cities where this is like your normal life. I don't know how you do it. it's awful. I'm wearing four layers of clothing. I look like the kid from fucking a christmas story. You can't put his arms down anymore and here we are ready for another exciting episode of the rose bowl and podcast. We've got guest today to close out kris very excited about that. But first rb p. Three sixty four is brought to you by liquid. Iv you all probably know what. I've even their popular hydration drink mix. 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He's always coming in saying. Hey crispy chris and boss. I know what's my name. Twitter's be christened something else. Nobody remembers mine Thanks for being in nearly every stream. Enjoy your day jay gray we love you. We appreciate you and all the support that you give us. If you want to watch episodes of our show like chris mentioned you can do so on youtube youtube dot com slash bowlin media where every episode. We wave to the cameras friendly style. If you want an ad free episode every friday you can do so Get that on patriot. Dot com slash. Ross bohlin podcast. P. a. t. r. e. n. dot com slash bowlin. Podcast is support the show and get an additional add free episode on fridays. Now it's time for our first segment of today's show. Monday mental health message. 'cause i watched the movie vice over the weekend starring christian. Bale dick cheney okay. Long story short. That's kind of a random start but it reminded me that america. Our country didn't just suddenly become chaos during the last four years. We been wild as hell and really. It reminded me that in life. It's important never get too high or too low right. It feels like we are all so low on our circumstances especially in america in two thousand twenty one coming out of a really rough year but come on folks the the the world has been a god damn mess since time immemorial if you really look back through the history of even since i was born thirty three years ago or whatever there hasn't been a whole bunch of moments where it was like Things are going spectacularly across the board in that sense life is not about finding perfection. Right seeking the extreme highs or wallowing in the extreme lows. You wanna get to the middle. You wanna find balance. Find your lane right there in between high and low find your place in the world and then kind of write it like. This is a very hippy. Dippy concept but in terms of the energy that you know you have a human and the way it is impacted by others. Yeah that's sort of the right. Yeah don't don't let it get too low you don't want to be too high that's dangerous and after the high comes the crash. Yeah so the better you can stick in the middle the better off. You'll be in for those who struggle with mental health. Like chris and i the middle is always the goal. The extremes just as we've seen in politics are not good it's all about stability and finding happiness in your lane and extreme left. I mean we can talk about that another time. Maybe for you i'm just gonna But yeah it's like it's a difficult thing to manage in. it's one that especially as you become. An adult is even more complicated complicated and complex because of all the elements of your life that exist. But that's that's where we need to get back to. This is something that i as a younger guy. As somebody twelve years younger is something that i struggle with much more than you do. Because it's not a lot more practice. Yes absolutely but like as you come out of your childhood. It really hasn't been probably but the last three years that you've really need that you really need to focus on trying to stay in the middle because your life is kind of like you just at least at least for me. I was privileged enough to grow up in an area where i didn't really have to worry about. Too much you know basic necessities child. I knew that there was gonna be food on the table every night. I knew i was going to have a sleep in so again like you said you're just kind of along for the ride. You know what i mean like. There's not really highs and lows you don't make a lot of ice is making a lot of decisions now that i'm on my own. It's difficult because i'm doing something brand new that that i find love and passionate thank you. I find love and passion in every single day. And so i wanna find these highs to continue to ride that wave kind of thing. You know what i mean. Yeah but on the flip side of that if you let yourself. It's almost misleading. You cannot ride on that. That's that's the problem so there's inevitably a come down correct but also i don't know if high and low is even necessarily the correct way to put it. I think it's almost more like it's really all about for me. At least the way that i see right now is about self awareness. I need to be better at my self awareness to know. When i'm at my high so i can better protect myself for the inevitable. Crowd is to come that basically how it was for me to men layer. It was about learning how to manage my expectations. Yeah i reality. Yes yes yes some sort of those days where you you've described it before is almost. It can be like a manic feeling. You have these days where you're like. I don't have any of the fucking mental issues normally avoca west. I'm not anxious. You know what. I mean like i can go out there and crush in you do but the next day you wake up and you're back to your normal state or you're dealing with some of the issues that maybe sometimes bring you down and it can be very crushing if you were like 'cause you're gonna realistically expect the wake up in this place. You were the day before yes again. Not always how it works and and down to personal relationships as well as an impact. It's really easy to get caught up in in taking on other people's emotions onto your own right. Oh god what are the most important things that anyone ever told me. Was this kinsey. She really emphasized the point of very good friend of mine. Very really emphasize the point to me of taking control of your own emotions and at first it sounded like a cop out. You know what. I mean where it's like almost like it's like taking like no. You're not you're not. You're just over thinking that like your own emotions like it's like it's like a gaslight and you know what i mean. Yeah exactly and there were times where you know. There are things that we were both going through. Where maybe that was the case but the overall message really did hit me deeper the more that i lived with it and tried to live through that because there are a lot of times that i put these unrealistic expectations on people based on an outcome. That may never occur and then i get disappointed when that outcome doesn't happen when somebody doesn't do something that they were never supposed to do or never obligated to do but in my mind. I made them all ready do it. Do you get worried about you than them. Exactly so laying your deal that you really need to look at. It's like yeah allowing someone else. That power is not not good no not at all and but but when again as as a younger as a twenty one year old impasse. It's really easy to like when when you're really invested in somebody to give them a lot more power in your emotions and at the end of the day that can leave you feeling extremely lonely. At least it left me feeling very lonely until i learned how to internalize those emotions figure out what was because a lot of things ninety nine percent of your actions projected. Outward have to do is something that you're going through inward i would say and a lot of those saint like a lotta the outbursts and a lot of the anger that we direct towards other people. Most of the time has something to do with. What's going on in our sow would say always. Yeah and so learning to. I look inwards and internalize what's going on. It's about taking responsibility for your own emotions. Less than it is like anything else favorably. And that's not something. I learned until even recently I'm not good at it but doing it people that you surround yourself with. Are there for reason and you obviously want to spend time with people you love and care about but those people also all carry their own energy and problems and if you allow that energy in those problems to enter you your life your energy feel your body whatever you wanna call it. It can be devastating. You have to be really careful how you manage as an impact as a person who really picks up on other people's energy and emotions and mood how that affects you and it attaches to something that. I got to experience for the first time on friday which i spoke about on patriots episode this past weekend. I got an energy clearing rakia massage on friday. First time i've ever gotten massage period professionally definitely. The first time. I've i've ever gotten a rakia massage. Which just means they do some energy work and they put like these bowls on your chest and your belly and your back that make cool noises. And the point of the massage was was multi faceted. Yeah in the case of ricky It is really about energy release and making sure you get rid of and clear yourself of all the energy that other people are putting on to you in the case of our job. It's even more intense because we have thousands and thousands of listeners. A lot of people we communicate with the daily basis. We get a lot of energy that we suck up as impacts in. It's the reason when i left that massage. First thing i did was book. One and me. Another one. And also the thing chris and i going gonna need for the foreseeable future in our in our careers we carry and suck up the energy of a lot of people that we interact with on a day to day and that can be very confusing. It can feel like it's your emotion that you need to like i'm talking to the level. This is how bad it is for me man. If if if i drive past a homeless dude with a dog and a sign i can suck all the energy out of that image in that human in that dog situation into me. And let it be brutal. Make me cry well dressed in. That isn't a good way to live. No in a difficult spot that we find ourselves in specifically as just the way that this podcast works and the way that we work as humans as well as well as to everybody on on a low absolutely absolutely. Yeah everybody that's a part of our community probably feels the exact same way because like nominee the church energy off. Everyone they interrupt yes absolutely But for us specifically we're not you know therapists or psychologists here to offer like you know not from fashion advice. Yeah professional advice to fix you or anything like that. All we are kind of like a community of like you're not alone. That's our mantra. it's just to give you a place where you know that other people are going through the same shit. We talk about what helped us. Maybe it helps you. Maybe it doesn't but like we're in a spot where everybody in our community. It's kinda like this big interlocking web of energies constantly going back and forth of emotions constantly going back and forth. Where like if we don't actively treat that like there has to be a release. You know what i mean. It could be very easy for all of us that are in this community kind of internalize all of that and it needs to be constant ebb and flow of. You know we have to get these emotions out of us as well in that again applies across the board though. Because it's like that's just life everyone we interact with throughout the course of our lives passes. Energy onto us passes knowledge onto us. You know there's just so much interaction impacts it can be particularly dangerous if you're allowing much of that to affect you on a day to day especially because most human beings are not well all the time like that is most of us so if you're spending time with all the other humans and a lot of issues you gotta make sure that those issues remain their issues and not yours. You have your own set of issues to deal with letting everybody else's energy and ship bleed into your life isn't great so it's about again finding balance in that in in your day to day emotions and seeking out that middle and trying to limit the amount that those around you feeding like feed you energy you need to pick up your own and take care of your own energy and emotions and that can be very very difficult as a human being so it's something that day to day you have to check in with yourself. I know how all these people around you feel. What about me. how do i feel. Am i accidentally carrying too much of this other stuff that my girlfriend my boyfriend my dad my uncle my sister. My brother my friend is dealing with. It's not even mine like you have to look at that stuff and it's not something i did until i was probably thirty years old man like i just sort of went about my day with my friends in my family and my girlfriends and whoever the fuck and whatever happened i loud that to impact me in the way that i felt it was supposed to which was fully. Didn't put up a barrier. I never tried to cushion myself from other people's shit you could operate quote unquote successfully doing that here entire life but at the end of the day. When you're by yourself like you're gonna feel for me. At least i would feel broken an empty. Because i gave all of myself away. I had nothing left. And it's very dangerous that that prospects and it's something that has humans. It doesn't just happen to happens. A lot in marriages in relationships sexual relationships where one person is sucking out of the energy out of the other coworker dude absolutely but it happens a lot with relation like sexual relations usally but to your point that there's levels to that with every kind of human relationship. You're fucking mailman can have an impact on your emotions on your day. You know what i'm asking. You really valley really. You gotta put stock in that and make sure you pay attention to it and that you're willing to analyze it and give yourself time to make sure that the things you're carrying belong to you. Yes and if they don't seek out some of these methods that calls an i have explored over the past year whether it is something as simple as getting a run or jog. Or whatever version of fitness helps you or if it's something like going to a massage therapist because that for me turns out it. This is one of the tools immediately added to the chest going to be southern. I get calls tonight to at least once a quarter so that we can make sure we're staying a little more free loosey-goosey. It was the first time in a while. When i left that room though and when the ended as i said on patriot like i just started crying because it was such a release but it was the first time walking out of there that i felt light in a long time. Yeah roskam in levitating. I was seeing in. It was beautiful. I loved it. it was awesome. Great christmas present from the girlfriend very appreciative. Also highly recommend for everybody. I can't wait for calls to speak more on on. We'll talk more about it. After calls has his experience to. And i have my second one. The first one is like ten days. That was a lot man so yes soon. More come on the ricky massage clearing but it was phenomenal and his are monday mental health message. I just wanted to stay in the middle. Find yourself the middle of you too high. Seek the middle. 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These graphics are insane. What the fuck is the slime zone zone. The the the first down marker was was was vibrating and shit. I was chaos. The commentators using terms like lit in bet and mood and like it was like The commentators were going for a different angle. That was kid friendly. But then they would like randomly throwing in analogy from adult commentating. Like anastas a bullet and then they would go right back to explaining the very basic rules of football itself. It was really bizarre after several minutes. Chris and i realized oh this is how sports were meant to be viewed for people who smoke weed or do hallucinate. Yes most definitely and they were on our characters all the time. Yeah literally like words. Somebody was that a editing sound. Earn editing a video board thing and they were literally pressing every single button that was on there to give the players every single animation. They had to offer. They were hearts their googly eyes. There was a lot of fucking video. Oh god every time somebody scored they literally would slime the end zone from both sides and at one point there was a referee standing over the slime cannon that he could not see because it's not really there yes it. Cgi into the game after the fact and it looked like he was just coming buckets of green slime all over the in zone. Yeah which was truly disturbing but also incredible. You can't see anything happening in the end zone during the slime zone it's chaos anyway who cares. I don't just want the slime. I loved when they did the the full video game with it. And they're like hartson animations like coming out of players heads and shit. I loved when they would throw up. It was like i'm trying to it was like mitch. Trubisky is exactly like patrick star. Yeah everybody had a different avenue compared breeze and their backup. Qb that they always bring in hill to spongebob. And patrick and i was like they compared alvin kamara to alvin from alvin and the chipmunks as well and they would put up on the screen you know how normally during an nba game. It'd be like rockets vs cavs. Rocket spurs lakers whatever and they'll be like james harden the bron james and their stat comparisons. So it was drew brees in hill and then patrick and sponge bob. Those aren't even real. People rarely causes making the joke. Like imagine working your whole life to make the nfl. you're alvin kamara like leading rusher. Whatever and then the graphic that they throw up for you is like comparing you to like fucking animated chipmunk guy who tries to steal the crabby patty formula or whatever. She's like what is happening here but seriously it ended up being like the thing about normal. Nfl games and the commentary just takes itself so freaking seriously like i don't know man so i'll be honest if it was a panther's game i don't know if i would fully enjoy it especially if we're losing i think i would hate it honestly but this is the best way to watch a football game for two teams that you do not care about by far hands down no comparison. I would argue though that in your situation where your team is meddling and mine. This is much much more enjoyable. I'm not gonna watch real commentators. Tell me why. The texans suck. I'm trying to watch a fucking thirteen year. Old in a bomber jacket and a hoodie inexplicably. Tell me that it is truly down on the field and then try to explain to me when the players get into a fight that sometimes this is just how it be in the nfl or football. I'm sorry that was fascinating. There was just a lot going on. I was on the f-bomb on nickelodeon was fascinating has to be the f-bomb to ever make it on. Nikola legitimately had one of their commentators. Who was a female. A full-blown cardi b. impression. Giving her takes on the game and then after it ended somebody in the background went. What the fuck. And it came. Through on the microphones and then one of the other commentators goes okay and they just moved on and nobody cared and that looked exactly like masan day. From game of thrones. She's fifteen. That was a fifteen year old girl. Apparently as twitter said. well she can't be on there anymore but everybody else was good. They're all out. I don't know about the fifteen year old during the cardi b. impression might need to go but everything else was awesome. This was literally how i would. I would watch every. Nfl game in the nickelodeon style. If it was offered this was significantly. I don't think tony. Romo fucking sean. Payton his quote about getting slammed like they asked all the coaches like. Oh you feel about being slammed in the nickelodeon game sean. Payton was like you know i. I don't really want to be slimy. But i really want to win. And if if that's what it takes is then Down to be slimy slutty. It was just like yeah. Come on sean. Like stand up for yourself. He wanted to get covered in that Booking i'll take it in the face if we get the dub but that's really the only reason i'm done with being slammed for those of you who may not know it was like nickelodeon had this show where you got signed. I think it might have been called. Slime it was i it was like a it was a network wide thing. Nick loadings. there's always and then everybody started getting slammed they incorporated into the nick awards yup Which was like every year they would give out those orange blimps. Remember drake bell one at one year for dragon josh and his song off of drake josh. That's all i really remember about. The nickelodeon awards is a good time. No people use them really. Give us a really give a shit about that stuff. They had slime fest. I don't know if they still have that or not. Oh awesome things. People need to know though it's freezing. The slime is oh yeah. Oh very very cold It's only two ingredients. It looks like Applesauce or oatmeal or flour and or jello. Oh i'm sorry in two thousand fifteen. It was made up of vanilla pudding in green food coloring. And that was it. Oh god there are other recipes that include apple sauce oatmeal flour. Indoor jello though. I'm out on slime. Now that sounds disgusting. They were actually not the first network according to seventeen dot com to slime kids. That was canadian. Tv show that ran from nineteen seventy nine to nineteen ninety called. You can't do that on television. That was the first to slime people. That sounds suss. You can't do this on. Television was just using all over people. It was also a green slime cereal at one point and green slime ketchup. That still exists. Which is interesting. Did you ever get the purple catch up near kid grandma by that for your remember it. My grandma i mean the perfect catch up. That's all i really remember. Remember about it. Seventeen dot com also says. There's a book called slammed. An oral history of nickelodeon golden age. It's a book and it's an oral history. That's a good point. It also needs to be amended because the golden ages. Now as the nfl and nickelodeon is the perfect pairing Also just a conceptually the fact that they were like all right. It's the most violent sport on earth. let's catering to children. Well i saw like all these corny little tweets from parents and stuff like that was like my child watches nickelodeon every day but as never sat down with me to watch a football game. Today was the first time little. Jimmy ever watched a football game from start to finish. Thank you nickelodeon. Passport for twenty years. Little jimmy has c. t. and can't move his left leg. Fuck you nick. It was awesome. I'm down to watch every single one of these. Frankly let's be honest. It was made for this donors like it was not made for children. This is this is for us man. This right allie and anytime they want to broadcast men so nickelodeon bring it on. Nfl see the potential here. Please lock it in and move tony over there. Romo's a child put his ass on negligent. Want romo commentating nick. I kind of feel like listening to his cheesy ass. Try to make kids understand football. Hey kids they're going to run left. You know actually if tony romo is going to be a successful commentator in the nfl doing it for like eight year olds is really his best shots. I i think if you made the argument that he's not already a successful commentary. Commentator in the nfl would call you insane. I mean monetary aid bonkers. Seventeen million this season. I think he sucks. I just hate when romo commentators. My games beloved though. Many people. Enjoy tony if you're from dallas. Many dallas sites dallas centers. 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He was found to and later admitted to manipulating the outcomes of the games he refereed in order to make money for himself and partners who had connections to organized crime. Tim obviously after this story broke a long time ago it was huge and then it went away fairly quickly and without much fuss considering what the hell made you wanna do a podcast about donaghy in the nba. Betting scandal considering how long ago it was. And when did you start I met donahue so it all started an article in twenty twelve. That's how far that's a lineman chasing this story and the article in two thousand twelve said in so many words that i've believed what tim donaghy is saying about the greater nba when donahue was saying about the greater nba is that the league had a wink. Wink agreement with its referees. That certain teams were supposed to advance the nba finals. That series were supposed to get extended to maximize revenue each basically every nba playoff game. That we watch so think about like a four-game sweep Versa seven game series every game. That is televised. The playoffs makes the nba tens of millions of dollars right. So it just made sense don. He was saying made sense. And i didn't think it was conspiracy Thought there was a lot of fact. And there's a lot of lined up in what he was saying. And because of the state of media especially at that time nobody was going to touch this guy. now he's going to give him the light of day. And i wrote oracle had said that i believed him and that is what kicked off because he reached out to me in kind of a you know like sad pathetic manner saying. Thank you so much for writing this article. And that's that's what kicked us off so eight years ago. Eight years i. I had the stupidity or the balls or call. Whatever you wanna call it to say that. I thought that what this guy was saying had merit and that we should completely discard him because he was a criminal. And you know disgraced as you said. Pointing lane disgraced referee. So that's that's what kicked this thing off is is kind of looking at a layer deeper and not believing what david stern in the nba. Where spoon feeding was fans. I'll tell you chris as a dude And tim as a dude who's a huge nba. Fan this is something that the league has dealt with. Basically every seasons really. Since tim's outing outage as a as a dude who was fixing games. It was like the look. Everybody's always known that element if an nba playoff series between like the celtics. And the cavs credibly dramatic and fun and entertaining and has lebron james and all these all stars and i'm speaking to like back. You know several years ago when that would've been a match that we saw That's like you said gonna make millions and millions of dollars in advertising revenue millions and millions of people tune in obviously just just point blank common sense the longer that the series goes the happier. You know the fans. I mean with the exception of probably the players to play and work more. Everybody's in for that. Everybody wants more sports more basketball. And if you could find a way to do it that wasn't detrimental to the game. It would have worked for everybody but the thing is especially with the nba. Always been this feeling like is this a little like wrestling or brings up the money over morals issue again. You know what we talked about with you. Know china and everything going on over the last year choosing markets that they're going to be able to make more money in you know Yeah but in a realm that's entertainment based it's different. There's less morals around this for me. Then there are like You know obviously things that affect people's day to day lives but you could obviously argue that the nba does too. It's just it's this fascinating element of the league. My favorite professional sports league in that and the one that i pay the closest attention to even the most hardcore informed fans that are not like. I'm not some wild conspiracy theorist all right. I don't buy into most of that. I don't put this though like this thing. It had weight to. It had a feel like the most hardcore nba fans. Were willing to admit like yeah. There's some weird shit going on in the nba. So fascinating to me that you dove in eight years ago and really just with getting this. This correspondence with tim Donaghy going to where like as you put it in the first episode. Y'all sorta come like france right. We become friends. And ross point with super interesting is like and just in general what we wanted to explore was the nba. Is it entertainment or is it a genuine athletic competition are isn't isn't meritocracy and this goes for everything our society. Yeah right i mean. That's that's what politics is so interesting right now And you know why there is such a. There's a debate over the authenticity of media politics. Sports everything all wrapped up in that same sort of thing. Yeah that's all wrapped up in the same the same questioning the man if you will so you know and if you look at If you look at our store and really donny. And this you know. I know rossier rockets. Fan and james harden and scott foster right because scott foster is a character that we really analyzed because he was don his best friend scott the referee and one that notoriously especially for rockets fans like literally if he is chosen as one of the referees for one of our games rockets twitter just becomes another. It's scott foster bitch fest. Like got looks like we're going to lose tonight. Got scott foster back like in. It's not tim. Livingston versus donaghy. It's are both named tim It's not even like it's feels like the nba doesn't even really try to hide or mask that well i mean the irony was not lost on me on the time that you guys went to the seventy sixers game and you know you're you bet the six point cover and scott foster had an opportunity to call foul on embiid who shoots eighty two percent from the free throw line and one of the most as you. I believe stated one of the most liberal with the way whistle referees in the league doesn't call the foul to get the cover. I mean to be there live. That's pretty incredible to be like in the system and see it happened in front of your eyes like that. That was insane and that whole we lost five hundred dollars on with him not making that call in the same time. I was very cognizant in the moment how much better that was for our story right outside the i guess now i'd rather have you know the nine hundred thousand dollars rather than nine fifty than zero but anyways it was bizarre it was so whole game was social and now is a well officiated game because scott foster doesn't have beef with joel embiid or ben simmons i guess but if you go back to the james harden example think about how ridiculous centers as basketball fans that wanna referees assigned to a game that that's the reaction and that's a that's a very acceptable reaction. If you look at houston's win launch loss record james harden and scott foster was games. It's atrocious with chris. Paul chris paul and scott foster a very public beef and to the nba assign last year last season Are the bubble the rockets thunder game seven and the opening round series. Did they intentionally. Assigned scotch game. I mean i think so that you always addressing it be ends up being the question right is like okay if it's not full blown fixing it's at the very least feels like they're trying to always control the narrative in the nba. Right which is the thing that like tim. Donaghy was the first guy who really got outed in this world of nba referees where there was clearly like several at the very least several different characters known throughout the fan base of the nba as shifty or like the seemingly had their own Motivations for for doing their jobs it didn't it didn't just seem to be about refereeing. The nba games You know you've got guys who when they do their calls their foul calls. They make so much more about them. It's so much more animated than other referees. Who are clearly just there to keep the game on the the world of nba. Referees was always fascinating. Tim donaghy story made it a million times more fascinating that sort of like died on the vine. Almost obviously the nba doesn't want it to be further investigated or that is not a good thing for a sports league to endure at the same time as fans and others as a people. We want the truth. We want to know what we're watching is real or fake and if it's somewhere in between it's very confusing and we'd like a more thorough explanation basically and that's really what whistle blower explores to me is. Is that concert. And the thing that i've learned so far listening to the podcast is To me in my eyes it looks like the nba. Kind of doesn't want you to start pulling strings at that because the thing that i've learned very quickly through episode five so far is that the nba reps are almost like a fraternity like. They're all from the same area. They all went to the same schools. They've ref the same leagues their whole lives. They've known each other forever. And ever when you start looking at that when you know basketball is played every single down from you know. Church league all the way up to high school across the entire country much less the entire globe. How are we getting all of these referees from the same county you delaware county. It doesn't make any sense. It's insane and it's really interesting one thing. I haven't really spoken about that. I didn't we didn't include in the podcast. 'cause i learned this towards the end and it didn't really fit narrative narrowly. There's a. there's a racial thing to with referees. The guys from delaware county are all all white. Blue collar wiped it. Same kind of cats to even visually. You can just see like these these little clone people. Yeah they look like the same. There was a former nba coach. Who said it bassey's like Again this is all. I give you guys names with all record Bouncers police officers referees some. There's there's good ones but you always remember the ones who didn't get laid in high school. Who are just taking it out on you in that moment and these bounces instead of cops. Well yeah i mean. I know what you mean yes. Yeah and and you know the referee. I spoke to former referee. Who is a black referee. And he said look our relationship. The players was like you know kind of like an uncle nephew. Type relationship like yeah. You're gonna get that call. But chill out i gotcha the next one. There wasn't really any animosity. There was no the tension. That's that was there between somebody. Like scott foster. Who by the way makes closer million dollars a year. Like scott foster gets paid very well. But james harden makes forty and everybody in the stadium is there to applaud james harden. He is the show right Going back the entertainment versus pure competition. Divide james harden's who they're who the fans are there to see and the fans are there to boost got foster great. So it's just it's a fascinating psychological. Fuck ary between players and referees. In general the way the entire thing is is Built in any sport and basketball where everything happened so fast in the nba. Like it honestly. The reason i ended up being part of the massive waved bye. Bye to johnnie's story and just was like yeah whatever. The nba is very very entertaining and the drama is a huge huge part of that is the out of all the sports leagues. It's the one where you get the most personality out of your players. 'cause it's five guys on the court at the same time right. Football's way more individual sports totally different type of deal. Golfers typically don't show with a personality it's just a really fascinating thing and then t to speak to what you just touched on. Look fifty five year old. White dudes from delaware can't communicate as well with twenty year old inner city. Black guys as the black referees can. that's just point blank like an obvious communication barrier that the nba for especially in the nineties really struggled with like you'd watch games and it was almost kinda awkward like this weird cultural divide between the referees and the players. It's gotten better. The nba is very culturally aware and socially aware which makes this whole element of their organization. Even more fascinating. Because they're by far to me the most progressive and socially forward-looking league and they do it with the right reasons. Most of the time. Not like the nfl where they're like. Throw pink on everybody for the month of october. Yeah you know what i mean. It's like have real a minus the low spurs in the los rockets. That shit's been that was like one of the worst ideas in the history of Trying to get spanish people involved with basketball more but the league. Has this duality to it right. Like in any guessing the league or the right amount of woke. I like and that's the thing with the nba point and why thought the timing for our story was. I felt like this was the time for our story because seven or eight years ago and the david stern era things were things were different. I mean i'm sober. It's a totally different regime The nba china stuff. You know that's that's whole other issue. In how the nba handle that. Absolutely you know didn't handle that again but gotta be. It's a business. There's billions dollars of play. You know most of us can understand like why that was awkward but anyways when it comes to like the the league now i think you know one interesting thing ross is like. Do you only recognize a handful of referees at this point yup right muslim. Faith those referees. Most referees are non ass- like dick. Peta and joey crawford and all these guys were who they officiated a game you. The shenanigans were inevitable. Joey cross the when i was given the example earlier. He would like he'd be like how like the most dramatic umpiring the in the mlb. Hey for his strike calls instead of just being like strike. That was that was that dude. I hated him so much. He's retired because as they can even be better but veteran apparently again those are the two most pronounced guys from that era. Baretta apparently had an american airlines stewardess that he had an affair with his friends with the donnie. Till told me a story where you would call her. After every playoff game to get a rundown of how much airtime he got. And that's that's think about. How big an issue. That is where the referees are more concerned with how much based on they got them and the you know he didn't care about how many calls he missed cook mentality. That's the thing is it's because there's what tim. How many reps are there on the court. Three running around and and there's only fifty five to sixty time in the nba. So it's a really limited pool and to your point earlier about all them coming from delaware. A lot of them coming from one place in pennsylvania christie's pointing chris so so so you. You're not you're not getting the best. There's there's no system in place to get the best referees in the world like there is to get the best players in the world. Yeah referees it was. It was really purely nepotistic. And that's how they got to where they got. One thing that was fascinating to me is when you were talking about tim. Donahue's rise to becoming an. Nfl ref is i think it'd be. Nba nf is You mentioned something where he was roughing like highschool games college games and then somebody and his life was like. Why don't you just read pro games. And that's all that's how it happened. He never grew up wanting to be an nba referee. Anything like that right. Yes no donahue's dad was a college ref. His uncle was an nba rough. Yeah and that's just. That was the family business. Brinkley and donna. He was no he did not. It was not his dream to be. You wasn't like such a passionate basketball fan. He had to be involved with the game his entire life and now he saw a pass to make really good money in his mid twenties and he was pretty good is by all accounts by the way don donahue was a good rough if he wanted to be just a really good. nba ref. He had the skills to do that. And you'd probably next to scott foster be the go-to ref for the nba. Today and what's crazy about the scheme and what we unravel whistle blower. is that if it wasn't for donna. He's partner this guy. Jimmy baba batista the guy who was the middle man between donna and all the big gambling syndicates including the gambino crime family if it wasn't for baba batista being addicted to pills cocaine and god knows what else and just having you know. It's a long story bob. I was an addict and was betting on lots of other things and going to debt and got in trouble with the wrong people to donahue could still be doing this today and really do your penny. You have to be one of the best to even be able to get away with what like and that's been part of it. That always felt like the league was aware of like. They were acutely aware that they had a few guys who were good enough at their jobs. Where if they did if they just were were constantly aware of where they were trying to keep the score or the game that it would not be that difficult to sort of keep things within a frame that was predetermined. Well that was the fascinating thing to me because so i'm not a huge. Nba phantom This year i've really started to get more and more into the nba. 'cause i'm from charlotte north carolina so i grew up a math of panthers fan. But now that we've brought in lamelo and a lot of young talent with the hornets gives me more and more reason to watch the nba. So i've gotten into it. I've watched like I think seven out of the nine games on played so far this year. It's been really enjoyable to watch really enjoying it but The fascinating thing for me. Listen to the podcast. Was the conversation with mr donahue about what's he like. Actually changing the outcomes of these games or was he just like bumping the score to hit the over to make people more money and that type of conversation whereas like was he even really doing anything wrong or was he just calling fouls that were technically there. That most people wouldn't call. But i mean at the end of the day. It's still is a foul. You still can't foul and that's where we explore. The podcast is. Who's the real bad guy. Is it tim donahue yet. He was fixing games. And the answer is danni. Is not a geyser but to your point there's actually a charlotte minnesota game from that last season. Six or seven you know those were the the. Those teams were both very mediocre. Yeah nobody's watching i game. No cristiano trust nobody. Nobody cared and i forget the sp five point spread and he calls a couple of controversial thousand the end to allow the the timber wolves to cover or something again. Nobody on espn. The next day is going to talk about a couple bullshit fouls on december. Actually not to get on the nba. They really didn't even get into the side of sports journalism on. Espn where they were willing to talk about gambling. Svp started doing like bad. Beats of the day and shit but to frame that up for people who don't really watch sports or the nba. You know if there are a dozen games tonight two of them maybe are the matchups. Everybody wants to watch them. Marquee matchups ups. That are on national tv. Then there's ten games that you know the little local fan bases they care about and shit but nobody cares and then on a national level. There's three games that you literally can't even find on tv anywhere here like nobody cares. And those are the ones where the real opportunity lies during the regular season for like you know so manipulation that gets some money moving around in different directions now. it gets a lot more difficult than the playoffs. but that's another aspect of the league. That's been so fascinating is that they'd never seemed to have any shame about that. It just was like well. That's and that's and that's a question is not the question. That's what for me is very clear if you i think. We'll we did in this. Podcast i think our investigation again on bias. But i we took the conspiracy. The theory can be discarded. This is a conspiracy and so we we dug deep and we unraveled a lot of different layers. But at the same time it goes deeper and so. I don't think anybody to chalk up the extremely controversial. Nba playoff games that were refereed so atrociously that they're they live forever infamy in the two thousand and two western conference finals the two thousand six nba finals between the mavericks. And the actually. there's another. there's a rocket series and their to the two thousand and five western conference. Semis i believe between dallas and houston. There's there's a handful of series where the the referees again these are. The most important basketball games ever played where the referees did their job. So atrociously that you have to. I think any rational human being would agree that something foul was a play right. And that's what we dive into the podcast. And that's where you have to ask is is manipulating is fixing game. Six in the western conference finals in front of millions of people that was guillano. so bad. The ralph nader wrote a letter to david stern that michael wilpon and every other basketball pundit across the country publicly said you know this was. This was this was in basketball. This was atrocious. Worse as this worse than you know attend on he was doing and the answer is yes. Did there was a series and i wanna say it was one of the more recent rockets warriors series where it was just so blatant like so so obvious that they were trying to fuck us Or at least make sure that we were able to fuck ourselves this twenty two three pointers in game seven. I was just like i was just like there was never a chance like there was never a hope in my head. Like oh we're gonna win this series. Like because i knew what was better for the nba. Yeah and i mean at the end of the day when you think about it Moneywise you think about like photos. You've seen of like say kids in africa wearing like a ninety six bulls championships t shirt right. Nobody like that. That wouldn't exist if it was a ninety six hornets championship note. I mean right there. Branding for them to be worried about. And it's like the big name point where it felt like tim that the nba cared more about growth money expansion into international markets and the continued Entertainment of its fans than it did about the authenticity of the product on the court and that sort of became a part of the culture right. And that's the thing that this show. Your podcast is so fascinating to me for that reason. It's my favorite league. It's a story. I've been aware of for many many years and it's one that never felt like it really went away that still affects like the nba day by day and it many many many viewers including myself and everybody in nba twitter. Like it's just something that at this point we've sort of accepted like like people bet lines based on who they think would the nba would prefer to win games and shit because the nba story is the story that matters. It's not about your fucking team. Nobody cares it's the nba and how the league goes. That's that's the thing that matters so Y'all were recognized him as one of the best podcasts of twenty twenty by spotify. And it's the it's the thing that reminded me to even get you on the show and talk to you about this going through spotify our like front page top podcasts twenty twenty boom whistle blower right there so enclosing i had. I wanted to ask you like two questions. One and i'm chris has a couple more free. To what point did you feel. Because i know it came at point. What point did you feel. You were maybe in danger like that. You could be putting yourself in a precarious position where people might not like what you were doing with your podcast And then was there anyone moment that was like the most the most click in your head like oh my god. This is a really insane story. I have involved myself and even more so than people may be realized. Was there a moment like that. I think those are two great questions. Par one is i. I was always worried about putting this out there. I mean the nba is a multi multi multibillion dollar company. They have deep pockets and powerful owners. Yeah well you know we reveal kind of you guys later in the series and i wanna give it away but we reveal that the donaghy scandal had as you can assume it for those who don't know the story. Yeah it's a huge. Nba scandal. That im implying was there was a conspiracy to cover to cover it up and so how high did that. Cover up go well. I would argue that. I went to the highest levels of government. And i don't want to give too much away like there's some really powerful motherfuckers called in the story that i was definitely worried about wary of and didn't wanna you know ruffled worry about ruffling feathers but fell journalistically and and felt that for whatever. Whatever god's reason was connected me. Tim donnie that i that i had to. I had to get the truth out there for every for every basketball fan just every person Who thought there might be something awry with the nba. So the answer is i. You know i felt that danger. From the moment we started this project The other question. I sat down tim donaghy disneyland. And you guys was the pike s. You know the story. It's not so. I i met tim. Donaghy disneyland and twenty thirteen. The first one we met in person and the stories that he told me over our three hour conversation. I knew from that moment. I was like man. This thing is huge and my job was on the floor and we can report and all that stuff because we couldn't You know just thought it was just on and he's word which you gotta take with a big grand salt but i know that he was telling me the truth about what he was saying about his former colleagues and about some of the crazy nba stories and about you know Just how big of a how. Big of a break and shit shouted. Nba was in the ninety s. And two and you know probably until like two twenty until the scandal until twenty two thousand seven. Ray was absolute mess and you. Can't you know anybody who's who felt their team. Got screwed in a big playoff game. Who you know people tell you to stop wanting you to stop stop bitching. You're you know that you're wrong and your team loss and you should just suck it up. Yep I think we in our in our findings and are reporting. Give those people A pretty big pretty big platform to come back and say i was right. I was right. This was happening. There was something devious. A player. i've got one more kind of point from my side. And then chris anything else. You've got to throw it. Tim please do tim. We've seen how upset sports fans become when cheating is involved at the highest love. The houston astros. My favorite baseball team won the world series in twenty seventeen using some. I'll just say questionable strategies regarding sign stealing now. America as a whole is ready to burn every astros player at the stake and i. I have a wallet that i recently replaced. Chris gave me a better wallet. A man wallet. One that is not an astros. Imbredded wallet when i would take my wallet out at the counter at restaurants. Set it on the table. People would look at me like fuck you dude. That's over like some shit one series one year one one trophy with the nba. This scandal we're talking about at least a decade basically like where there was a lot more to worry about. And everybody's just like our fuck it. I can't wrap my head around that part where i'm like for me if this if this story is the way that you presented in your podcast. It doesn't make sense to me that you're not ending up on every major news network discussing it because people need to be made aware of how insanely at the very least like Suspicious a lot of this stuff with the nba and the referees and their in their in their system is But like you said men and like like the show really digs into the beginning. It didn't go the way it felt it should once that broke in and so much of that was like the david stern era of the nba was almost like communist russia. Or some shit like they just had so much control. And the media was so -rupt wrapped up into chris's point earlier like espn's not gonna shit on the nba because they have deals with the nba to broadcast their games. It takes an independent journalists like tim. Being like No this is a story. Someone needs to tell to go and do it. Which is why. I respect the hell out of what you've done here especially putting yourself on the line. Where like look at this point in two thousand twenty one. If you haven't figured out that people in power can't be trusted. I don't know what to tell you but that's a dangerous thing to put yourself in the line of fire especially in the name of something that let's be. Frank is a game. Yeah why think well a game that makes billions of dollars and now where it gets really weird right and also i think on your point there. Ross and tell me if the same tim Like with the astros. It's really easy to be really pissed at just the astros right there one team from one location into. Yeah if you're an l. a. fan you can be you can hate the astros. It kind of goes back to what we were talking about earlier with politics two. It's way harder to be mad at the system as a whole like. Because it's like what do you do like how can i. Yeah who do. I get mad at the nba as system is fucked. Like how can i be upset at the whole system. Have to live with that. It's hard to wrap your head around like it's the same kind of deal. It's anything crooked right. It has that feel to it that you just like. I don't know the bigger. It is the harder it is to understand. The less people are willing to dig into it. And so i think that's why. And did you see this in your findings. Tim like around two thousand and seven. I feel like it was swept under the rug so quickly because a lot of fans we didn't want to be ruined. Yeah they did it for me. Yeah i was willing to walk away with everybody else. Because i didn't want my favorite sport to be destroyed. That was it and you who. It's not like as an adult. I think it's still the best analogy. You don't want like in your thirties to find out. Santa claus isn't real. People don't tend same same vein politically lot of people. Don't want to find out that. Like the story of america isn't real the way they thought it was right like the same thing it's like. We don't want our institutions that we love shit on hard for a lot of americans to grapple with that in the way of politics. It's hard for a lot of nba fans to grapple with that in the way of the nba again. Tim we really appreciate you taking the time to talk with us today. An answer all of our questions. I want to hear anything else. You have to say in the next few minutes. I'm not gonna interrupt you asking him questions. I swear to god we need about the pod. Every listen to it where we can follow you. Hit me with everything appreciate ross. And you're gonna ask me any question anytime anywhere appreciate it. I'll get back to you. Ross ross and i go way back and again appreciate you having me on the show. Yeah we've fucked. That's no lie. I was gonna say i mean. I obviously like i'm sure many our listeners and followers applaud your sobriety. And i was doing the map when you posted about your four years. I was like three years but then oh man okay. Sorry still he's like. Oh i'm yeah. I was like was i when we got really messed up in austin like. How close was i to that to the end of the aching point. You're the breaking. I hear about it all in california people coming to mess up my whole shit. Oh i mean we see. We can all blame matt cisneros about. That's the real now kids. What are university says. Cisneros shout shout outs of sarah's appreciate you have me on. You can find me at tim. Lake sports on twitter Rape dog cast forever. By the by gus. Wherever you listen to podcasts apple spotify cetera and russia. Last point about you know a lot of you'll listen this. We have a lot of people at the major media outlets Some of talked about it a lot because of fear retribution from the nba. Have not and be getting on shows like this with with big audiences that you have passionate. Audiences is is huge for us to to keep spreading the word because you know the nba. We've obviously reached out the nba multiple occasions. They've never answering any our questions. Just gonna keep sweeping this thing on the rug up until we calls a big enough to address yeah really excite us were pulled into coming to address it so again. Appreciate you guys. Have me on and tim. I'm excited to finish whistle blower. I know all of our audience. Go out and listen to it and support jaws. Well thank you for taking the time today. Great great stuff as an nba fan. It's very much appreciated. Just like just like the time today so have a great rest. Your monday buddy. And we'll We'll talk soon. Just toxin. Tim's a good dude. Him and i met several years ago at my old company And we worked on some different stuff together. And i was able to hang out with a few times. I met his wife at the time to At a blast in. And when i found out that their pod actually ended up being spotify. Best of twenty twenty. I was like Gotta talk to tim as sap obviously the nba being something. I'm obsessed with. It's one of the more fascinating sports stories in history to me. Y'all go listen to the show. Go listen to whistleblower. Wherever podcasts are available ten episodes causes already through five. I think be three and a half or four twenty thirty minutes apiece or not final. Yeah really entertaining very very very well produced very well produces. It is a very well done. Show intros cuts everything. Yeah it was very very very well done impressive and very happy for tim somebody in their crew that put this together because it's pretty awesome as somebody. That was too young. Obviously remember when this happened in my life and somebody that at the time when the charlotte bobcats were still thinking obviously did not care about the nba in any way shape or form. It was really cool. It's really cool. It's been awesome to listen to the podcast and then it was awesome getting to talk to him about it as well. Just because of how fascinating this is and really how it is still ongoing talked about and how deep this may go so that was. That was awesome. 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Quarantine Life Hacks

The Ross Bolen Podcast

58:13 min | 4 months ago

Quarantine Life Hacks

"The you by the welcome back to the rose bowl in podcast. Otherwise known as ibp presented by bolan media. I'm your host ross bowl and back again as always with your co host. Chris kohls colts in christopher. Hello hello everyone. Today we are joined once again also by the man Some of accused of having a worse twitter account then magic johnson. It's mr boy. Slow aka j bone aka surge a bone. I haven't seen any of these accusations. Imagine johnson has terrible takes takes his takes literally. Like if you read off of a Evening news local news script so it has takes takes their statements of fact. I only put out fresh hot meat. A my point stands jared. I've never. I don't know if i've ever podcast. Actually wanted my half with sunglasses on but we're recording. I look over ross. Sunglasses on a look over. Chris sunglasses on. So i just mine but it's kind of weird because i have this thing. Okay with sunglasses. Where i feel like i'm watching. Tv show of my life wiped kinda like that. So i'm not kidding. This is a weird take of mine. Okay for years. I thought you only had fresh hot. I've probably hunt fire takes. This is a hot take for years of my life. I've i've probably taken off years of corneal action with my eyeballs. Because i refuse to wear sunglasses sometimes. It feels less relaxing to me. Because i feel like. I'm watching a tv show of my life and not living my own life. Hashtag corneal what year. Ornell years of corneal action. Corneal action is again. I know if this is like a insane like now. People are judging. I kind of get what you're saying right. I don't feel like right now. I kind of feel like i'm dissociating. And what it is sitting back slightly dissociating and i like that element of it. It's not only associating for me like it's less pressure that i'm a human. I feel like. I'm watching a human. Yes but it's also i feel like it's dissociating for the other people because they can't see my eyeball fun fact mitch hedberg. The very famous comedian always wore sunglasses for this exact reason. I okay lewd. oftentimes onstage. Close his eyes behind sunglasses to. I've spent a lot. We've spent frankly shitload of time on this show over the years talking about sunglasses. I have a lot of takes on people who have been able to pull off sunglasses indoors that nobody complains about p. Diddy being one of the ones that. I looked to immediately in my mind. Puff daddy sean. Combs whatever you wanna call him. You've seen that man like twice without sunglasses on your entire life and it was in films mostly And that's because he has terrible is absolutely terrible tiny beatty terrifying is. He needs those sunglasses to look good to protect. Frankly yeah it's like. I'm induce thing. I'm a cyclops from x. Men yes he takes them off all burnt. Fuck put him back on. I'm absolutely cool with p. Diddy rock in the shades. All of the time for that reason but i saw discussed in the past. There are other reasons that people should be allowed to wear shades indoors. And and if you're depressed you've recently been crying. They don't have to be connected You're very stoned. Or perhaps you're having a lot of trouble sleeping recently and as a result your eyes look like shit that can impact the entire. Look of your face so all you have to do is throw on some shades like look. I haven't showered. I slept like ask the last two days. And i feel generally terrible but nobody on youtube dot com slash. Bolan media knows that. I look like i'm fucking you know russell podcast now. Did we change the euro. I don't even know if the it wouldn't let me change the url. You know how when you change a youtube thing. It's like you have to have x. Amount of time has to pass an indoor. You have to gain x amount of followers before you can alter some certain aspects of the channel so yeah for those of you who've been watching on youtube. I'm not exactly sure what the the moment but youtube if you are watching on youtube. I'd like to point out something that i just noticed. I'd like to show that rawson j. boehner both wearing sunglasses the wayfair style so i would just like to maybe associate the wayfair style. With the millennial generation potentially the kinsey generation has elevated their sunglass style to more of a circular rounded style. Maybe a difference in generation. Here don't know i would not say elevated. Okay i'll what also sound original choice. I think i know a lot of people who were rounded sunglasses. Yes okay. I think when i when when i see those i think like female gen z whereas there's a lot while wearing those like hippy. Pants you talking about where of hop and they get really flowing bell-bottoms at the bottom and they're also typically wearing like a knit like tank top type deal crochet and they have the miley cyrus draft pigtails. Wow that's a very specific type of girl that wears around at sometimes. I'm a big miley cyrus guy. I just want to throw that out there since. We're here to rate tattoos like talent wise. I think she's one of the goats and she's a crazy person which i also really dig as a crazy person. I was in love with her as hannah. Montana call this show of my childhood see. I never watched hannah montana. Not a single fucking szeswith hannam on. I knew she was hannah montana. Obviously now the crazy thing feel about rochow to became like this dirty. You know sexual popstar because we were like hey. Wasn't that the little girl from that. Show the children's were watching and it turns out a one zero. Her dad is the achey breaky. Achey breaky heart guy and the little nausea guy. I don't really know how to describe. Yeah i don't really know how to describe this. But it's like somehow disney created like disney stars of the mid to thousands created the need for a show like euphoria. I'm just gonna leave that. Take as draw the connections as you'd like but it created the market for it. I can understand that. Okay fair enough. Jared on a similar. No you've quarantined more than any living. Human yeah you just finished your fourteenth quarantine. In as many months of my math is right. Do you have any quarantine pro tips to share with the listeners. Like quarantine life hacks jerod. We need them. Yeah it's only been twice. I believe now fourteen bugging. If you round up on a wonderful mix scale. It would be voting. Technically that'd be one seven. Carry the one logarithmic. Logarithmic dude corneal actions. There's a catheter. I don't use a catheter. Bathroom my apartment. Why just figured if you gonna quarantine you might want to just like chill things related. I mean you having a bathroom in your apartment whether or not use a catheter. Don't seem to be like he was saying like you can't even leave your apartment to go aathroom do that. I just figured. Like if you're gonna quarantine why even leave. The bed likes go ahead and throw one in and just chill. Yeah i mean. If i was gonna do that i'd probably go bedpans like a catch. I'll tell you why. Chris because you have to stick a catheter. Up your penis whole. Have you ever had a catherine obviously not qualified to talk on subjects. Or have you know. But i've watched one removed. Okay don't ask god that story pro tips. Here's what i got for you. I was in a hospital. I snuck into a room. You know how it is. You accidentally walk into the wrong room. Jared sorry and And i was in there. And i said hey fucking i might as well stay in the and i watched them remove this old man's catheter from his penis. And it straight up. They just pull the tube out of your dinghy quite painful. It looks like anyway. Continue so quarantine pro tips figure. One was good a catheter. Okay number one would find a quarantine friendly passion that you can sink money into for the sole purpose of making you feel like you're being productive when in reality you're just losing money and then you're never going to do anything with it but you are convincing yourself that you're going to do something. What can i talk about stocks. No he's talking about streaming streaming. Yes yep. I've invested money in a number of things like a green screen like media lights. Define something here for you folks at home. A quarantine friendly hobby would be one that doesn't involve other human beings because you see or i'm sorry the presence of the other human beings physically because they're dangerous. They're dangerous they're carrying or your dangerous the virus and And you need something that can put space between you and the other humans but but remained productive. In the case of jared your little eight. I sunk my ship into this second. The ex wife left. I was like shocked. Gotta have something to do in all honesty. You probably saw the pandemic coming like you predicted it. Basically you ready to go as any of the hit. Many organi triggered it entirely. Yeah a lot of said china and everybody else was like ross in the in the riding crop everybody does the riding crop was it wasn't patient zero eight. 'cause patient zero. Yeah it was the butterfly effect. Bring that into people. Wondering i did not have the virus again but i was exposed closely so i was like okay. I wanna play it safe. You know but kobe survivor Yeah be tested because back then. They weren't testing people because we're enough tests but I am known to be probably a kobe survivor but again. I probably lost the antibodies at this point. So you lose the anybody's don't hang out forever. I'm not confident that i understand how any of this works. After this conversation i mean. Does anybody know how it works new. I think that part of the reason why every single state has different systems and every single person has different beliefs in comfort levels. Yeah it's the first time. I've ever look at the united states of america and been like maybe giving all fifty states independent rights laws wasn't the actual move because it's so different from state to state like states bordering each other who have completely different policies over like which drugs you're allowed to do you live in northwestern. Indiana was essentially a suburb of chicago. You can literally go across the street to illinois and by we'd just walked back across into indiana but the issue there is that it's illegal when you bring it back and transporting straight lines is a federal offense so i wish that needs to be a website updates on every pot arrest in the in the nation. Yeah i wanna see how many times a day. Somebody's arrested for pot. I bet it's not that many bet. It's a shitload. You think it's still a shit load. Yes absolutely over over policing in in a lot of communities use it as an excuse to lock people up but decriminalized in so many major cities. Now that it's I'm just. I guess it would depend on where it's still criminalised where it's still an arrestable offence. It what have you get caught with an eighth of weed in austin texas. Nothing at all literally they confiscated. You've got to tell you they could get a fifty dollars. fine. I'm pretty sure they take it from you but it's a it's a. It's a small ticket yet. Not arrested you you get to go about your day. You freedom is maintained if you get caught with over two ounces. There's some kind of larger penalty like marijuana. Has a substance has been decriminalised in austin. And in houston. I don't know about dallas. Probably not so. If i left city limits though and i'm like driving out to the ranch and the grange that and i have an eighth on me there though. Can i still. Yeah yeah. That's the rule of thumb is. Don't leave the city all the country. Ross also knows this. The general rule of thumb. When you're in austin texas is don't go to williamson county commit a crime definitely. Don't go to the green and the one right. Above austin it's where round rock and okay down our way why won't speed and because george sound those places that they just had the they had like their sheriff get arrested for corruption like. It's it's literally like they will try to prosecute you for any conservative loving crime like possession of drug sued or is also like a notorious met. Tom is it really. Yeah the downgrade. There's beautiful one of my one of my Pledge brother's in college that's small town somewhere. I don't know duration literally. North boston north northeast of austin about thirty minutes. Okay so this dude. I'm not gonna say name. Obviously but he was the first person i ever did meth with because he was. I knew that he was from a meth town. So like when he suggested. 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You've seen the movie blow correct. So i have not seen the movie blow. Are you being serious. Yeah okay the thing that shocking blow is obviously one of the classic. Like pantheon drug movies up there with the likes of scarface right so i got on twitter after calls told me like i've never seen blow not only had he not seen it he hadn't really heard of it and there was a pretty distinct split of people from his generation. Who were like either. Like i haven't seen it or like yes. Oh my god. I've seen it. It's one of the best movies. I've ever seen like almost every person who had seen it was like. I don't know how you could have missed this movie. And then yet there were people who had missed it jared. I don't know what your deal is. Okay so. I am very familiar with the movie. I know visit existence. My best friend in college had blow poster in his apartment that out at airy basic seems like a movie poster. That would long in a dorm room. Frat house i i i I need to stop. You had the poster. yeah. I had host johnny appleseed. Her lap with the money was that it knows him like looking at a table of blow. Oh so i had the one. I think you might be mixing up posters or you're thinking of a different poster. Now i had the the scarface tony montana poster of him sitting at the desk looking pilot blow and also had the blow poster of johnny. Depp langen penelope cruz lap. With a ton of money all of this. I know. Frame your yeah. It's at the end of the movie. It's where he's wearing the hawaiian. He's wearing a hawaiian shirt. Kind of you know is a poster. That i didn't have much attention to now. I agree in when we're talking about the pantheon of drug movies The pantheon of college posters. You gotta have the red solo cup poster. But it's the andy warhol designed tell okay with that. So fucking lanes dies. That was your. But you're a red solo cups. All with the andy warhol campbell soup cans where it's a different color schemes on each one. Shutout toby keith. There's the john belushi college sweatshirt. One terrible that is an absolute classic able classic staples. There's the poster you get when you pick up your season football tickets. Got the schedule and the team. I'll standing there like only this one if you went to a good football school. Not a thing i've ever heard of. That's accurate we have one for usc. Nobody gave a shit about our football schedule at texas state. We actually had a women's volleyball one to but that was just because we went to a women's volleyball match one time. I think the news broke. texas state. university failed to sign a single recruit recruit on national signing day team. A single in fact. They failed to acknowledge that national signing day even occurred on their website. Yeah that was a hilarious article. Pretty awesome continued as anybody. Can everything another guy. I also had the sopranos season six poster on my wall. I basically wanted people to know. This guy gets fucked up in not just on alcohols. The godfather de mayo in a red hot chili pepper. Whatever jared you not watching blow really fucks up my whole outlook on blow. And i'm not understanding how this one slipped under the radar for so many people but chris you watched it. What did you think. I thought it was fantastic As stated i watched it like You know obviously trying to cova safe as we come into the studio all the time during the weekends stuff like that. I haven't been going out or doing anything crazy. So i spent saturday stories would argue differently but okay i mean not going out. I've been hanging hitting next to a coffin last weekend. Okay yes but again that was not. I wouldn't not out you know. Just just i think. A lot of people consider busy next to a coffin crazy out behavior. I'm just saying a lot of people just heard you say that in like i follow you on instagram. He okay fares desecrated a corpse. I pretty sure he's going out is always dug up. A body last proved to me right now. Yes there's no corpse in the coffin. No go chris desecrated corpse anyway back to your point point sending therapy. Se was watching a movie at three o'clock on saturday and and it was blow and fucked me up. Man i mean like it it by the end of the movie you just want johnny depp's character to get a win like in any capacity any capacity and then there's two moments at the end both having to do with his daughter both of which i expected it like in the back of my mind. I knew that he was gonna fail again. And again and part of me at the same time thought that maybe the movie would end off on some sort of happy note now didn't crush me. Yes in my soul alexa. Who hours of straight like What is it called the idol. Like ido ization like what. What is it call. Glorified the drug game. Yeah two straight hours. You're just like oh black. Betty bama land. You couldn't be more stoked for johnny depp and everybody involved in in this operation. And you think he's finally kind of getting out of it at the end and things are like actually looking up and then in it just the bottom falls out and then he climbs his way back up so he ruining safe. You don't get to claim. Spoilers on two thousand one movie exponentially for twenty year. Old film cannot be claimed as a spoiler spoiler nation population chris. But yeah you root for this dude. So that's the that's the thing about these drug movies right Really organized crime movies in general you you end up falling for the characters and like really liking the characters. What you're rooting for is for them to get out. Because you know how the drug game in your either dead or in jail. Yep that's how it ends and everybody knows it's very difficult to get out. It's always extremely complicated. It's much harder than you would think it would be to. Just get out walk away. There are people who don't let you kind of storylines that come into these different movies. But like in the case of this one and johnny depp. young man by the end of it. You're like oh my god just please escape and have some money and get a relationship going with your daughter and of course they ripped the rug out from under you when she disappears walking him with with him in the prison yard. Standard that part. And it's heartbreaking. That's the thing probably ten minutes before that scene. There's a part where is are about to be together again and he's going to take out to california and it's all going to be happy and good and we're we're gonna be fine and then that fucking falls apart again and then ten minutes later you finally get like bit of closure maybe where. It's like his his daughters at the prison. He gets to see her one last time he gets a teller that loves her. Yeah she still loves him. She forgives him and then it's a fucking hallucination now just like oh my god. Pretty crushing not tastic. It was fantastic. And i didn't like i was surprised that it's not in the drug pantheon move it is because escobar is in it escobar anytime. He's in a very good film or tv. Show it immediately. Like cements itself as an timer. And i was just shocked that i hadn't heard about this one or none of my buddies had talked about this one. 'cause like like you said ross. This one was right up my alley. I absolutely loved what i mean. It was one of the biggest movies of of the early. Two thousand things like this was like something. That's sort of the rate johnny. Depp wants the top of his game. As the most famous actor in the world also at that point debt dominated the role dominated yet. This was his like johnny depp as his best. Yeah it was before I don't know i've seen i've seen rango. What about chocolate lot. He does dominate and rangoon. To cia empires the caribbean. The first one is probably johnny depp's best film for being honest. No it's not. I think it could definitely be most mainstream hit But characterize jack sparrow jack sparrow. He's not depp. And jack speer as most iconic role. Pirates of the caribbean is not. Johnny depp's best motus by that. I also wanted to see how many good films. I just like to throw it out. He had a very long storied career before pirates of the caribbean and before blow and and he's in a bunch of shit edward scissorhands. A lot of people would probably use as best. I mean fear and loathing. People would probably say you're in loathing phenomenal movie as good movie. Yeah is back country. Have you seen fear and loathing. I've not what's okay. That is see this generation got comes in that. Is you of all people. I would expect you to have a fear and loathing poster which would be in the pantheon of lay mass poster. Is it fear and loathing in las vegas. Oh sure i'm on t shirt. Tissue is literally wearing a fear and loathing t shirt right now. The fucking look at whole show. You're easy right now dot com slash question mark question mark west mark than you can see. I'm sure there are some people watching on youtube. Who have been yelling for several seconds. Like the shirt. You're wearing the shirt that is a great movie that is movie. Chris says literally of eating. I would argue the number one of all time. The the zeus the king of the pantheon of drug movies. If you watch that movie it makes every other drug movie children's bedtime story. Yeah fearnley. I've definitely seen like screenshots and posters from it before. See the cigarette in the sunglasses in the car. And the loading. That's like one of the most famous pieces of america americana culture period at this point Which brings me to something that i wanted to share on oysters clams and cockles this week. Our television and film podcast at bowling media. Barrett dudley my host. My co host and i discussed massive movies. We somehow missed berit. Dudley's been one of my best friends for like seventeen years and he's a dude that Has over the course of our friendship revealed several times movies that he missed that. I was utterly shocked by like at one point. He was like yeah. I haven't seen the godfather or Or saving private ryan or the lord of the rings and we were like get. I mean get out bear like you want to use it to me too. Because i haven't seen the i'm the number of wing ryan. Yeah i've seen saving private ryan. I've i've not seen any lord of insights the first one i'm not seeing any of the godfather's i've not had only seen the tannock so i've seen most of the best movies ever made. Because i'm psychotic about movies i love movies and tv shows very very much But they're so. There are very few that i have missed. And i'll give you one of mine for mercy that we discussed. It was donnie brasco. Have you seen donnie brass goats. Another johnny depp film while this is all really together well. I'm a professional donnie. Brasco is a mafia movie which puts it in again an area that i'm obsessed with Organized crime films so did not have seen. It is very random weird and it's a massive movie that most people who are familiar with crime movies in mafia movies love. And if seen it fits. It's like you know it's not one of the top dogs. Not in the top five or nothing goodfellas casino or godfather. One or two or any of that. But it's down there like a pacino in thirteen or fifteen or some shit. Yeah it's a very very famous movie and it's one that i somehow missed. So if you're interested in television and film subscribe to clams and cockles wherever you listen to Rb p you can find. Occ as it is known and listen to our most recent episode where we discussed massive movies. We somehow missed as well as other things but chris. I'm glad i'm glad you finally got to catch blow. I am too. I love that movie. It's been too long since i watched it. It's a very long one that does kind of beat your ass by the end. It does be so as not really that appealing at the moment but one day. Soon i will get back to blow as i did. Have it on my college dorm room wall and really in hindsight my whole college dorm room like experience. I i had no interest in differentiating myself. Apparently i just the most basic possible posters. I wasn't really poster guy. So women with this is multiple levels of admission. Here it is not only pathetically basic it is cultural appropriation. I had jamaican flag on my wall. Oh my bob marley's giant head in the middle of it. why yeah that'd be like your sam even worse. Though in all honesty i i was the guy that had the. Don't tread on me. Flag and the north carolina state. Ara picture do. This was pre shaka. Vara this was like i would have had like a reagan. Eighty four posts rowdy gentlemen flag. That's literally zagazig rowdy gentleman flags elbow to light of my elbow. Oops so you said earlier. That all drug All drug stories either end in death or they end in drug dealing arrested. Is that what it is. Yeah yeah if you if you drugged a major drug dealer you end up dead or in jail. I disagree because i used to sell boehner pills in the bathroom of one of the bars in and i used to claim his next. Em has why people are buying really congested. i'm fine. I'm hearing this podcast right now. That's a weird move by talking about so weird weird move just saying did you wait the hustler. Yeah as next year they were cheaper. You just wanted wrecked all the time without having known why well then i could see but i my clients because i could you know they got boehner's true june are and they got addicted to that life style of all the time i understand dot com sponsored code. Ibp so they're just i'm looking for the dudes who are really snotty and have boehner's and like dude. That's my guy. God what a we make. Sure i get honda guy down and i was in about okay but blow. No no no no please. Please don't know. Chris what you any repeat customers if you did your job as a drug dealer. Horribly they're stuffy the entire nine than just had a random boehner and next segment insane headlines of the day card. Here's your first and local podcast arrested for formerly selling counterfeit erection pills in high school bathroom. No the only insane headline to discuss today is Jeff bezos steps down as amazon. Ceo follow up to take position as leader of new world order. Probably the way the group not actually bazo said tuesday. He will step down as ceo of amazon leaving. The helm of the company founded twenty seven years ago according to nbc news and everywhere else. Reporting it at this point. He's going to transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter of this year would start july first for those of you. Want to start Learning business quarters. I still don't know them. july first. Apparently in the third quarter starts. I should know this as a business owner. I mean i'll tell you right now. January february march. April may june cue to july august september q. Three i tell you. Remember you for to divide the fiscal the calendar year indian floor four quarters now the fiscal year just counter year. Wow yup consultant. Yeah a guy named andy jesse is going to be the new ceo jazzy jazzy jazzy. Andy cole's if you don't stop what you're doing with your leg. I'm going to throw it out of the restless legs and i do bandy jesse so how come every time we get a new. Ceo to replace one of the epic. Like american fucking icons of sea owing that we've had like you know what was that dude's name who ran apple. So tim apple steve jobs. And what's the guy's name. Tim apple tim cook. It's always just a super lame name. do you remember. When trump called him apple. Yes who the fuck is andy jesse. I mean it's jeff bezos and inherently exciting name. I think it is. I don't know it doesn't matter what your name is when you're the guy though because it creates it makes your name like this fucking thing when you're andy jesse and you just step up and you're like hi. I'm andy jesse. Or i'm tim cook. It's just like i don't know how i feel about a ceo. Being named andy. Right like all the nickname andy and i it kind of humanizes him too much. He's the name of the kid in toy story. What have we call them. Jeffey beza so it just sounds weird. It doesn't sound like a ceo. Be andrew dude. What are you doing your own. Andrew jesse actually sounds like a. That sounds sort of tight. Yeah andy jesse. Held drew debt. Even that slim drew drew asi couldn't do that absolutely not. His face is very round. Yeah he was the executive amazon web services. Who's going gonna take over as ceo so bazo sinden employees memo to employees that said the transition will give him the time and energy. He needs to focus on the day. One fund the bezos earth fund blue origin. The washington. Post and my other passions. Blue origin is is his space. X right is yeah. That is putting like. I think it's like a billion dollars a year towards or something like that. Something incredible i love throwing the washington post in. There was that just to remind as that he owns the washington post. Yeah absolutely here are the three major charitable world changing organizations that. I'm going to be focused on and also oiseaux wipe which is like. I just feel like he could have left that one out. No one's high on the media. Do democracy dies in darkness. I know it does jared. These guys have been part of the problem. They're not the salute anyway. I just don't let that one off. The list of was so stepping away from amazon at the time the value of the company in the market hovers around one point seven trillion dollars. Obviously making it one of the most valuable in the world. Nobody knows exactly how active will remain within amazon but the consensus seems to be. He'll still be heavily heavily involved and they really are trying to reiterate that to investors. Yeah i feel like if you're sitting in a chair called the executive chair you're still going to be pretty heavily. Isn't that called thrown. Here's the quote from brian. all softy. The chief financial officer of amazon. He said he's going to be executive chairman super important role super active in the amazon success. Story well then. Who's been the executive chairman now. I didn't. I don't feel like they did a very good job of like like super super dude. It's super good is justice. It's super important. He's going to be super super active. It's going to be. That's why you telling. New entry level employees. Do your job is super important man. Like you're doing you're doing them. Super work down there and unpaid Intern did you know that tesla speaking of rich billionaires did you. They're not doing like media that they don't like do interviews and shit. What do you mean. 'cause you're trying to get them on no knots not how i found out actually coincidentally but yes. I am trying to get one of them on someone from there on. But they don't do media like that like when eli steps out to do something rogin or like that weird new app where people Chat clubhouse clubhouse that he did last week that's why it's such a big deal because he doesn't do traditional media so you won't see him on cnn or fox. They don't return questions from news outlets when they're asking to report on a story like they were basically like it got to a place where he lan and tesla and their executive board were so frustrated with the media in short seller's and they were just like fuck it we're out they serve and basically they were like no questions. I had no idea. I didn't know that until yesterday so interesting to me anyway. Andy jesse is the guy. We can keep an eye on i. I'm gonna miss the name. Jeff bezos right. I don't think we will. I just think the name is funny. Because when i think of my brain goes okay. Basis ohs biesen which is sticking birds. Bees around your is to get high. Do you think that having a billion dollars inherently makes your body start to transform to where you start to look like an evil villain character. Do you have to like already have that. Look to even have the chance to make a billion dollars because all these dudes have the same ticket or the argument like you could pull basil's from bond movie you could put you on. Musk from a bond movie. Bill gates is really the only one who looks like your fucking neighbor living next door. Yeah and and he's the one who rogers shit people think is the most of an actual supervillain a lot of people do because they microchips. And vaccine's up daddy gates. Yeah i'm ready for it. Make me into a frigging cyborg. Did not seriously in for that. Army windows was also brought to you by flora. Cbd floor believes in making the natural benefits of cbd more available to the public. 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Wow everybody we're doing it's it's over it's done we've decided it's it's february fourth two thousand twenty one. We're not gonna wait 'til march or april or whenever we did last year to get into the year that comeback was necessarily waiting one month this year. We wait one month. One month of decision and now the deciding has been done by the decider. It is the year of the volunteer. Which is pretty straightforward the year. The volunteers about helping our fellow man whether it's volunteering at a food bank or a blood drive or a homeless shelter or maybe cove in your area makes all those things impossible so volunteer to help a friend with something whether it's moving or You know putting together a fucking kia dresser for their kid. I don't know you volunteer to help. Could be within your family. It doesn't even have to be with friends or strangers. Just the point is taking the time this year to sure that we are there for those around us by volunteering by doing something. That's not about getting something in return. That's the point giving back in early word. Yeah i mean. It doesn't even have to be paid for dude. What if your situation is shitty. Still doesn't mean volunteer. Because you could help make somebody else's situation better in the thing that everybody knows about volunteering your time your service your energy your effort is that yes you are not paid. That is the whole point that it is without compensation the feeling you get back From it almost becomes a selfish act. Because yes you helping somebody else or a group or whatever you're doing you know circumstantial but you get the feeling of accomplishment and of having done something good to help and it makes you feel fulfilled. It's one of the undeniably more fulfilling activities. That a human being can take part in helping another human being something. We do intentionally that often so i felt like it's never been a better time for us to make sure. Obviously we saw how twenty twenty ravaged our society. We saw what it did to mental health across the country and world. We're only now seeing some of the statistics come out. And it's horrifying. People have lost their jobs. They've been run through the shit man. This has been a gauntlet of thing after thing after thing after thing. Unemployment is crazy. The world is on fire and people need help all of us within this community for one reason or another could use a little influx of help as well. We can help ourselves by giving ourselves purpose here by volunteering and finding productive and positive things to do with our time so that it's not just about distracting ourselves with another activity that will keep our minds off whatever for the sake of our own sanity. It's about actually putting something into the universe that's positive and building towards a better tomorrow together so the year. The volunteer is what we are doing in. Twenty twenty one as part of our You know our initiative on the ross. Bohlin podcast What we want y'all to do is start to take part in some volunteer activities. Like i said it could be as simple as helping a friend and it could be as complicated as starting a homeless shelter if you want to. I don't know But we want you to tell us where. Show us what you're doing by sending us photos videos over the course of the whole year whether it's to our snapchat or instagram or preferably one of the social media outlets we check every day witter to beat you post it to your own story and tag us and then we can just add it. Share it to our story and then you know your up story. You're spreading out the good word about the year the volunteer and everybody's happy spread the good word. Baby spreads a good word. So yeah if you get if you get into some volunteering this year which you should as now one. Your legal obligations obviously is part of the gang. Make sure you document a little bit. Send us a snap. A photo put put something. Everybody's got instagram. Put it up on instagram tag. At the ross bohlin podcast will share what you're doing on our story and we can all keep tabs on what we're all doing to fulfill our commitment to the year of the volunteer in twenty twenty one. I'm excited jerry excited. I'm excited. I'm excited to see all different types volunteering. Some fun volunteering things i've done in the past Have differ humanity or watch out. Everybody big volunteer veteran. Jared over here just starting on all the hey guys. I've been volunteering this whole time late to the party. Tell us so. Nobody's ever made a year the volunteer campaign and immediately volunteer. Shame somebody for phone hearing i think. Lots of have jared fucking humanity. You'll be shocked at the level of some habitat for humanity. It's dope at the level of access to give you the building Home if you've ever been like. Oh jared i want to show the home and then they'll hey here's a nail gun. Here's some i'm like okay. So yeah like jared similar ballparks when it comes to mechanical manley building things that The computer and you haven't so. I guess i'm adds. That was more of a personal choice. based on time management on just say was time management decision I showed up to habitat for humanity. Thing in high school at some point may have been a community service. Court ordered thing. I'm not. I'm not really remembering but that is basically what happened. They were like here is a hammer. There's the house that we are building. Here's would you build now. And i was like i was shy. I was like. I was like applying like insulation in the corner of the attic. And i was like. What am i doing when we used we used to. Our house in college fraternity house was so shitty that during hell week they would have reinforced the house. Nice by by going around and making construction you know we had a bunch of manley as dudes from like fucking east texas and shit in our fraternity in these dudes nor to build stuff they. That's how crazy families raise them. I was taught to like make funny jokes. That was basically it. Nobody taught me how to make food or build a house or anything like that so during hell week. These go around. And they'd be like they'd be legitimately like replacing pieces of the fucking front porch like redoing the citing on something. I don't even know what that means. What does the citing when jared. I literally went around the house with a box of nails in just hit them into random spots on the wall. Because i was just like. I don't know what to do. I'm too tired to think. None of these skill sets play anything. I'm even remotely interested in. I'm the most so just to be upfront here habitat for humanity if you were if you were looking forward to me showing up. I'm not alto jassem cash like i'm my hands aren't going to help you but if you ever had any senate it's very fun you'll be again. You'll be surprised if you ever wanna use a nail gun in actual capacity building a house there you go just to be clear habitat for humanity is a very well organized and they do tig to give you some guy they tell you to do. You're just going to be like yay idiot if you don't know what you're doing and you don't you go there and don't expect them to trust you as much as they end up. That's the big. That's what it is. I don't expect much because they don't know how stupid you are. They assume that you're not as stupid as you are. Did not that. Many people are stupid as we did it well. It's just easier to build houses than we all think. I also think that's part at honestly is definitely a basic house. That's just like that's definitely part of it. It's just like a big puzzle. Basically just lincoln logic. Do some layers like. Here's a layer would now. There's some stuff that keeps the cool cold air from getting out. Here's another layer. Would most annoying thing was like i was there and they're like is all good again. I was like my experiences in lagos. Sauza kathy. I'm missing two blocks over here. Sure sure usually only missing. It's always the little caps do the cadillac. Those fishmeal lightning tom. Lighten up the like the runway lego guy back in the day. I did so many hours. Legos and lincoln logs man for for to end up with zero mechanical ability. At all like i can't even hang a fucking like could you hang on. Hang a picture. I can do it but like have you used a stud finder before. Yeah i know how to stud find. They go i put mine on. Roscoe's fucking crazy that will do it today. Shows us before you head out to take on the world. It's time very important announcements. First and foremost you've been saddled with three legal obligations as a result of having. Listen to this entire podcast. 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Now i guess we're in february fourth Jared thanks for joining us in coasting today as well just wanted everybody to know your little more involved than they realize the things that we do here and share your social media spos- well the first thing i want to do is say a lot of people have always wondered why ross's social handles is at wr bola and it's because he was a high school senior. I was i was and i really held onto that identity trait. I still consider myself to be a wide receiver once a water. She always a wider city. What they say once you're in you can't get out your trade. Yeah unless you're museum in the basil closing statement. Do you think the people knoxville tennessee are stoked on our announcement with the europe. What the year is. Oh tennessee volunteer state. Yeah whole the full. Not even just season not just knoxville. Tennessee university of tennessee. fan or tennessee. Podcast now is it tennessee. University university of university of tennessee. Great stadium kneeland. Hell of a time. Thousand yeah i call a umbro. I recently claimed that elvis's house was somewhere in tennessee. That it's a memphis. I claimed nashville and that was put up on blue suede shoes on the show on the podcast. I was like yeah. I've been in nashville. I to elvis's house and was like hey elvis's house as well wait. A minute was does have is one of the largest pyramids in the world. It's a crash shop. Yeah wait so what did you see what. How did you go to nashville. elvis's house memphis. Okay okay okay yeah. He just went to random house. Like a guy told you. His name was elvis. You can follow me on us. Graceland on at jared borough slow. That is at j. a. r. e. d. b. o. r. s. l. o. w. you'll be able to differentiate it with all the other accounts because it's verified ross of versus all the fake ones fake ones involving at gerry in his well foamy on twitch twitch dot tv slash sir j bone A tweet tweet their twist there. Where i'd get game with us tonight. I'm gonna plus games plus video games tonight to that. Here's the deal though. Follow me right now on twitter specifically instagram at gerry. Borislav if you. Dm me on one of those. I will respond to you. Don't believe me the bitch. Sorry wow i get a discount drop in violently Man you can get this me. I'll give you disco drought fiasco onto cardi b. Tweet out some days. It's okay to wake up and choose violence and the girls really liked that. Take freak me out way too. Many women re tweeted. That i was just like the song moment of violent. Streetlight manifesto big sky sky. Dm you just spoke gibberish to me. I didn't understand a single word. He said God you're not scott. Gas gaza brand music a genre of music. Imagine this imagine you took your high school band kid and he had horny rage. Oh we're gonna take this full circle like a school shooting back to my cultural appropriation. In college of the jamaican people's scott is a music genre that originated in jamaica in the late nineteen fifties and was the precursor to rock steady and reggae combined elements of caribbean minto and calypso with the american jazz and rhythm and blues song. A message for you rudy. That's like the original notes on skies characterized by walking baseline accented with rhythms on the offbeat. Tell message for you rudy. i might know that one. Actually i had a really big as like two years ago. So i probably listen to some of us know. I could see a big star the awakening i saw paid off bob marley now. Ziggy probably his estate ziggy. The only game. I remember damian doing damian marley. I've actually talked to damian marley's manager. Before because i tried to plan a music festival on the lake back home to us back i saw. This is important to that. I saw one of the marlins live with gnaws. Acl and it was one of the worst live performances. i've ever seen of genre in any type of music or film are acting or theater. Ever twenty one. So maybe don't book you know. Morass children not as bad as when we saw a sap rocky acl on his birthday and he showed up thirty minutes late and ended up twenty minutes set and he kept saying look up so fucking drunk and we were like to dude but we came here to watch you do music. And then he didn't play wild for the night why i think he was too fucked up. You like literally got a couple of songs off to a good good night. Information to three people just went. Oh i've seen that movie. Yeah now that was. That was one of the worst. I've ever seen somebody. The other day asked me also twenty one savage. Yeah i was gonna curious on where those lined up together. Somebody the other day asked me. What a ross is like top movies of all time and i was like you know based on my gathering i would be the only ones that come to mind are like ace ventura. Pet detective The muppets christmas movie. And that's really got one. I've got to the top. I knew would be up there for the span of maybe a month. Every single time. I went to ross's house. The only thing that would be on the tv is there will be blood and it would be playing the same scene for the oil explodes full volume. And i couldn't hear anything okay. This is actually true. This is like usually jared comes on and makes up some bullshit about my life. And i'm like really annoyed because it's just some off fucking the wall joke now. This is actually accurate. He i think like four five times in a row that he came over. I was watching. There will be blood. And i was just like what's up and he'd be like here. What is going on. Why is it turned up so loud. And why are you always watching this film. I just really ended that movie. Dude it is a great movie. You got me to watch that one and then i watched it and yeah. It's fantastic one. I have a bad doing my boy. That's my child. Yeah also that scene is incredibly loud. I felt really bad. I was watching it like two in the morning and i. It's literally a little out of seeds in any movie if you took the loudest point of any one movie that for like five minutes. Yeah i couldn't imagine what that would be like in theaters. It's a lot in in and then it's just like people running around yelling for several minutes while oil rains from the sky and it's dope well there's also that distorted because like he goes like kind of weirdly death so it's got distorted like high pitched wine to all the time. Oh god yeah it gives me. Ptsd thing i. Although i haven't seen no country for old men it's why it's on my list for a long time. We watch that not. Ap english actually my junior year and we dissect it. Yeah because it's one of the movies that the land itself is a character in the movie. What is the big question that movie. What a big quote right. 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7 Traps to Avoid in 2020 | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside

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7 Traps to Avoid in 2020 | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

"You're a man of action you live life to the fullest embrace your fears and boldly charge your own path when life knocks. You down. You get back up one more time. Every time you are not easily deterred heated rugged zillion strong this is your life this we are. This is who you will become at the. He ended the day and after all is said and done you can call yourself a man gentleman what is going on today. My name is Ryan Miller and I M B host and founder of this podcast podcast and the movement that is order. Ma'am I WANNA welcome back and I want to welcome you here This is going to be a great resource if you're finding US and stumbling upon us for the first time hi this is GonNa be powerful for you as we move into twenty twenty. I know most of you listening. Have some big audacious ambitious goals. And it's my goal goal and objective to help you accomplish those things to that end. We are interviewing the world's most successful men. These are scholars Athletes Warriors New York Times bestselling authors entrepreneurs any man who is successful in his own right and has some information to share with us. It's my job to interview those guys and bring the conversations to you. We've had just an absolutely incredible lineup. In Two thousand twenty is going to be just as good if not better than it has been over over the past almost five years now today. You are listening to your Friday field notes. I've got a an interesting one. Sure to be polarizing and and I'm GonNa talk about seven tips or maybe not tips traps. I should say seven traps to avoid as we move into twenty twenty Before I do that let me just a share with you. Something that I've used over the past week or two that a lot of people don't know about you've heard me talk about origin. They do lifestyle Apparel Herald. Boots Denim Geeze rash guards all the things that you might need. But they also do their supplemental lineup. This is part up with Jaakko. And you guys know about the Malk. which is there protein eighteen and they're disciplined in their drink? Go and you know about all that stuff one thing. I was not aware of until a couple of months ago. Is there cold warfare. This is something that used over the past couple of weeks as my kids got sick and my wife also got sick. I started taking their cold warfare. And it just builds up your immunity system your immune system and help combat some of those Kohls those sniffles and I did not get sick. Everybody in the House did except for me because they weren't using cold warfare so with being that season and being cold and cold season and all that check it out go to origin main in the state main origin main dot com and use the code hoed order at checkout again. I use cold warfare but you can get the other stuff as well. ORIGIN MAIN DOT com. Use The code order guys. Let's jump into the conversation today. A we are going to be talking about seven traps to avoid in twenty twenty now. I made a post about this on instagram and twitter and all the places by the away you can check that out at Ryan Miller. My last name is spelled. Mich Elliara if you're interested and talked about these seven traps. And I think for the most part everybody understood but there was some pushback because this is polarizing anytime you talk about behavior and patterns and activities. Obviously obviously not everybody's going to agree so in an attempt to explain what these seven traps are and also bring some context to the conversation. I thought what I'd do that here on this Friday field notes because when you post things on social media in absolutes inevitably going to get people who disagree and that's fine. I have no problem with that. And you're going to get people who either don't want to see the context or they can't see the context more often than not. I think it's people who don't want want to see the context and it's funny to me because you see these guys. They're obviously intelligent. But I've never been so fascinated with somebody's woody's desire to play dumb in order to appear smart. It's a really silly tactic. So what these guys will say is is. They'll say well in this situation in a realize everything that talk about and everything that anybody else talks about always has exceptions. And I wanted to bring some clarity to that. And we're bound to agree on some. Some of these were bound to disagree on others. So I'd love to continue to have an intelligent discussion. A thoughtful discussion are respectful discussion and continue. He knew the conversation offline or in the comments. So let's jump into a guys again seven traps to avoid in twenty twenty number one pornography again. These are going to be polarizing. I understand but I think there is enough research out there that suggests and shows that pornography is not good for us you You know these these seven traps. I'm going to talk about today. Are things behaviors actions patterns beliefs. That a lot of men fight very very hard hard to justify and rationalize and I think this first one is a real danger to who you are as a man to women and to society in general now I know there's been a lot of chatter about regulating pornography and is that something. The government should do my belief. Is that no. That's not something the government should do. People are adults. You can make your own decisions. Obviously you don't need me to approve. Disapprove of of of anything that you you may be engaged in. Certainly not the government's place but I would say that we ought to make the conscious decision to avoid pornography altogether. It rewires the brain. It makes us think differently about women and intimacy and sex in general. It's it's unhealthy. It certainly is unhealthy for for women and men who engage in pornography in in your contributing to that by you're watching and use of pornography there's all sorts of reasons and in addition to that it's not you give away your power when when you watch pornography and you rub one out. There's a lot of research out there that suggests that even semen retention attention to something. That's very very powerful. which I am going to be talking about in the future and bringing on some guests because I don't know enough about it but there's a lot of reasons why I think it's in our best interest to avoid pornography altogether there's the lust and there's the thoughts in there's the unhealthy view of of sex and then of course that's damaging to a relationship as well so if you're engaged in a relationship and you're watching pornography she's going to be impacted by that and she probably doesn't know that's why you're hiding it if you didn't think there was anything wrong with it? Then why would you hide it now. Some guys will say well. I don't hide it. That's fine again. You make your decisions but if you're hiding adding that then you know there's something inherently wrong you know that. She's not going to be approving of it and she's going to feel like she's well in a way that you're cheating on her and you you are in a way at least mentally. You're cheating on her so an emotionally probably as well so be very very cautious of the use of pornography. It's more prolific prolific. It's on our mobile devices. It's more accessible. It's more common and again. This is something that men fight really hard to justify rationalize and I would say we would be better off avoiding another question that I want you to consider or a question I want you to consider is as I'm talking through these even some of you. Who are listening are probably GONNA say? There's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with these behaviors and that may be true. But what I'd like you to ask yourself is this is my life with better or worse or will say like this is my life better. If I don't engage in these activities and I would argue that the overwhelming majority of us would say yes. Our life would be better if we weren't engaged in these activities so number one pornography number two alcohol and drug abuse now to be fair in the post on instagram. I said alcohol and drug use. I am changing that because I think within reason in under again the right nuance and the right context that there's times where using drugs not only is okay. I would say it's advisable Eisele Prescription Drugs for example in the right situations. Even marijuana has shown medicinal properties and so of course. There's things like that alcohol. I mean some guys use this as a way to relax into. Just just calm down after a long day or a stressful full day in or do it casually or socially and so I see where maybe that's not going to be a real problem. I think the problem comes and the reason I called it. A trap is because it's very easy for men especially those who have the personalities who become addicted into certain things or just addiction in general to go down that rabbit hole very very quickly and not realize that things are getting out of hand now. Now I've chosen altogether to do away with drug and alcohol use unless again it's medicinal and it's for my health but outside of that I don't consume any alcohol or use drugs because I want to be clear I want to be level headed. I don't want to fall into any sort of Escapism or any sort of addiction. That I know it was not good for me. I know that those guys out there who may be able to control it and if you feel like that's you then all the power to you because you're gonNA need it because again we do have have a tendency to become addicted to focus on these things and then the use becomes more and more and more immigration again justify rationalize it and it becomes part of who we are are and ultimately detracts from our focus. Our clarity level headed thinking and ultimately what it is that we truly want out of life which is not to get drunk and high but got to have a little money in the bank account have some great relationships have some experiences and live life to its fullest and I believe that alcohol and drug abuse is going to keep you from from that number three gambling now. I don't know too many men who have this problem. I feel like it does fall into the into the the addiction side of things. I used to live a couple of hours away from Vegas and it was really interesting when my wife and I would go to Vegas and watch a show or stay down there and the sites and whatnot. It was really interesting to walk around the casinos and see these individuals who were just pop and quarter after quarter after after quarter and dropping so much money on gambling. Now look if you're using it as entertainment and I'll say for example that when I was in Iraq Iraq we played we had Texas holdem tournaments and we'd put five or ten bucks in and whoever won won the entire pot. That's gambling too so I'm not saying again that this is always going to be a problem but you have to be very very careful. This is a trap. This is a trap that you need to avoid stepping into. So if you're going to gamble with your money even here in Maine Lottery is is something that's available in wasn't available in Utah and I see so many people spend so much money. I was standing in the convenient convenient store. Line the other day and There was a guy who's buying buying lottery tickets. And he came back up to the counter before he had left. And the woman at the counter said Oh did you win something he said Yeah. I won ten dollars and he was so excited about that ten dollars and you know I just thought to myself I wonder how many hundreds of dollars or potentially potentially even thousands of dollars this guy has spent in order to win that ten dollars back and now psychologically feels like he. He won just enough to keep them coming back. And that's the point. You have behavioral psychologists who and very intelligent people that study human psychology Who are designing these programs building out these slot machines and and strategies for gambling? So you have to be very very careful with this. And that's why it's a trap that you could fall into so be Careful of that number four infidelity guys. I know it's easy to get caught up in the moment you have somebody who is attractive. She's beautiful she's paying a little bit attention to to you make and you feel like you're king or special or maybe maybe more important than you've ever felt in your entire life maybe there's some dullness in your marriage and things throwing the rocks and it's not going well on the home front and it's very very easy to fall prey to infidelity. You're not gonNA find what you're looking for unless unless you're looking for just a good time that's it but at what cost at what expense when you step away and you step out on somebody that you've committed to not only. Do you have an issue with this infidelity that there's going to be consequences to you're showing a lack of integrity and a lack of character. And that I guarantee aren t is spilling over into other facets of your life the way that you show up at work the way you show up to the gym How you work with your clients how you communicate with your children? Your character isn't isolated to this one time experience that you have with this attractive female. WHO's paying you a little bit of attention not to mention disease unwanted pregnancy? The emotional baggage that comes from connecting with a woman that way. And then also the consequence of it. Your wife who There's a strong likelihood that she'll she'll leave and that you'll lose your children and you'll lose money because you're going through a divorce. There's all all sorts of reasons why you need to stay strong. You need to make the decision to be an integrity and relationship now before you get caught up in the moment because I talked with a lot of guys who will tell me man. I just got caught up in the moment. I just I just lost who I was for a minute. Don't let that happen to you. Stay strong stay bold old. Stay engaged with your wife cling to her. If you've made that commitment and no other woman and you will keep yourself from falling into the infidelity trap. It's a it's dangerous game. I would encourage you not even to toe the line on that game. I had a A woman reach out to me. This was several years ago and and she was really excited about what we're doing with order of man and she wanted to start something very similar and and she asked if I would coach her and I said Yeah I can help you out. Here's how this work. And she wanted to get together or she wanted either either. She wanted to get together. I can't remember right off hand and have me come meet her at her place or her office or something or she wanted to come to my house and my family was out of town and you know I just. I told her I said I appreciate what you're trying to do. I appreciate this but this relationship relationship needs to be business. And you're not gonNA come to my house specially if my family's not here we can do this over the phone we can do this. EMBIID business now. This is funny because a lot of people will say. Oh you know. You're you're just being approved and I know there was some some heat that I believe vice president pence received because he doesn't doesn't go out with women in public even if it's business meetings look it's just a strategy to keep yourself out of that situation and that's what you have to. Do you have after employ tactics to keep yourself safe and protected and out of the traps that I'm talking with you about today. So don't even tow the line don't even have the appearance of it. Just keep it at arm's length and do what you know you need to do. So that was number four fidelity number five debt. I talked about it on last week's podcast. We talked about getting your financial house in order but debt is the plague now again. I know there's exceptions I know that there's nuances and that's why I wanted to have had this conversation with you is because yeah. There's some times where going into debt make some sense. If I told you that I was completely out of debt I'd be lying. We have excuse. Gives me a mortgage on this on this property. I've I've taken out some loans for business in the past which are now paid off but ultimately that's the call to pay off your debt. And although there might be instances in situations where it makes sense that you incur some debt for an investment in your future. I would say that you ought to pay that off quickly that you ought to be very very careful of the debt that you're acquiring and err on the side of not picking up new debt and I think you're going to be better served again again. These are traps because you don't see them so common commonly held belief that there's good debt right and so because there's good debt and you associate good and with the debt then you're justifying in your rationalizing it and it becomes a motto muddled line if you will. There's a lot of grey okays as good as as bad added. Take out too much debt. I might just trying to rationalize my decision to get into debt. This is something that I think. Will Enslave you. If you're paying interest other people all you're paying significantly more than you need to several years ago. We had done very very well more so than I ever have in my life regarding my income and my account called me up and said here's you'll this much in taxes and I was blown away. I did not realize how much tax they had to pay so I had to set it up so that I could make make installment payments on my taxes and I and I finally got paid off and I remember one of the last two or three statements I looked at I saw the interest that I had paid on this and it seemed like if I remember correctly he was like twenty or twenty five percent of my total debts. That's crazy and that happens all the time when you buy a house. Let's say you buy a four hundred thousand dollar house you're going to pay five five six six hundred fifty thousand dollars for that four hundred thousand dollar house it just it makes no sense at all unless you're doing it short term unless you're gonNA make more than that back and it's an investment. Just be very very careful with the debt that you're encouraging and you're going to be in a much better position. Number five was debt number six. This one was the deal killer for everybody. This is where everybody got upset divorce. All right look I know that there are situations in which divorce divorce is probably the best course of action. I also understand fully aware that divorce is not always your decision. Sometimes that's out of your head. It's too in a relationship. If she decides she wants a divorce. There's not a lot that you can do about. That sometimes not always but sometimes I get that. I understand that when I say divorce. I'm not saying that you should never be in that situation. What I'm saying is that you should do everything within your or power to keep yourself out of that situation? I think most of US would agree that the family court system is stacked against men the way that we have our are finally rights are income or wages potentially garnished we have alimony and child support excessive things that we need to pay back. We need to split a businesses and real estate and other assets. It's a problem for men. Divorce is not a good thing not only is it emotionally and mentally draining raining and physically a impactful as well but it is a stress to say the least on your financial position so the reason I said it's a trap is because we don't want to rush quickly into divorce if we can figure some things out and we can improve ourselves and we can be influential in the lives of Var spouses. That's a better alternative than divorce. I would also say and I've talked about this at length and the podcast is that we need to be very very careful full of a dating crazy women and guys will say well women are crazy. No just because you don't understand them doesn't mean they're crazy it means they're different and you you don't understand them and that's okay. That's kind of the point. She won't fully understand you fully understand her. That's why you decide to enter into a union because you you both bring something different to the table so again. There's a difference between somebody being crazy and a woman being intriguing or you just not understanding so be very very careful dating crazy women of marrying crazy women and then also address red flags early. If there's any sort of red flags the relationship you need to bring those things up you need to address them head on in. You need to deal with them before you engage in a marriage because that is going to be if you do that. It's going to be more likely likely that your marriage will not lead to divorce then. Had you not address those things again guys. I understand that. Sometimes you don't see these things sometimes. It comes out of left field. Sometimes it's out of your hands. I understand that I'm not saying that. Just because you happen to be in a divorce that you're doomed to a life of misery but it is GonNa to be uncomfortable at a minimum for awhile so address. The Red flags early. Don't date crazy women. Don't get involved with crazy women and then make your decision. We had a guy in the facebook but group who am. I don't know all the context behind this so I'll do my best. He was dating a woman who was pregnant and he was wondering if he should continue the relationship and most guys like dude. Run like get out of this situation as quickly as possible which I air more towards. That side died I don't know if he knew who the father was or she knew who the father was. I don't know the backstory. I just think that you have to be careful of that. We had a couple of guys in the facebook. A group say well. You're you're not a man if you leave her. Now that's a ridiculous thaw and let me tell you why. There's all sorts of reasons why we would not decide to pursue a relationship with a woman could be her hair color. Could be the way that she thinks about certain topics it could be her her body a could be that she's pregnant. It could even be that she already has children and just because you decide not to get involved with the women a woman for any one of those reasons whatever whatever those reasons are and by the way you don't need to justify what they are. Those are your decisions it does not make you less of a man if you decide not to get involved with a woman who is pregnant or a woman who has children already that makes you know less of a man. This is your life too and you have to decide what you are willing to engage in. You have to decide what you're willing to get involved in. And you are not obligated by any means to get involved with a woman who is pregnant and or has children with another man. If you decide to do that all the power to you and I hope and pray that you'll be the best father of those kids that you can possibly be because Lord knows they need it but you aren't obligated to do it address the red flags surly don't get involved with crazy women. Be careful of your one night stands because sometimes those lead to things and do everything within your power not to get a divorce again. I understand that sometimes. That's what the situation calls for or it's out of your hands but it is a trap that you want to avoid and not to mention how you show up. We didn't even get into that. And that's really what we talked about at length here in the podcast and you hear a lot more about that. If you're new and you've already heard a ton about did you. Have you been with us any amount of time a lot that you can do your own to be more influential to be the kind of man that she's engaged with and she wants to be committed to and number seven excessive body fat. There's there's the trend in society of the Dad Bod and that it's okay to to be a little doughy. It's okay to gain the extra spare tire around your waist is not okay. It's not okay. It's not okay to be mediocre. You're not living to your full potential and I'll be the first to admit that I have room to go on this And and these are not meant to cast stones at you guys all right this look I I fall into these traps at times. Some of these traps anyways. And it's something that I constantly have to fight against and be very very aware of and my eating and and that sort of thing at times tends to be a problem for me so I recognize it. I deal with it. I don't justify it. And I certainly don't normalize the fact act that it's okay to be twenty twenty five thirty percent body fat. We are meant to be strong. Were meant to be lean. Were meant to be capable and as you get in shape and you lose that spare tire and you build muscle you are going to be a more capable man which frankly makes you a better man. We are who we are based on our actions and our results and men who are fit and strong and lean and capable or going to inevitably produce better results so let's dismissed the fallacy that a little excessive body fat is okay let's dismissed the fallacy. That Dad bought is what women want. They don't if a woman can choose between a guy who's ripped and jacked capable and a man who soft and doughy and week considering everything else is equal. She's always going to choose the stronger man. That's how it goes because he is showing through his body alone in this case that he is more capable a producing results. And that's what a woman is interested in simple as that stood it is guys now. I know there's a lot more and I know again that were bound not to agree on all all of these. And that's okay. The thing I would ask is if you disagree. Let's have an intelligent discussion about it. Let's talk about it and let's get to the root of these problems and maybe come to some mutual assumptions or or agreements. About what we're talking about here. I realize it's not always so black and white I realized that when we're talking on a podcast or social media that that you know we're limited to some degree and generalizations aren't always the most effective way to communicate but at least this will get us thinking thing about what traps we want to individually avoid. Come twenty twenty. It's good to think about what you want. It's also good to think about what might potentially get in the way and it's my belief that these seven steps apps and these seven behaviors will get in the way of you producing the results and making twenty twenty year that it possibly can be so. Let's continue the conversation on Youtube and the comments blow. Let's continue the conversation on my social media channels at Ryan McClure. My last name is spelled m. i. h. l. e. r.. I'll make a post about this. You can Let me know what you think because I'm sure you will so for better or worse anyways guys appreciate you being on the battle in the in the battlefield. I should say an in this battle with me. It's good to know that there's like minded men who are all working toward similar goals and aspirations and objectives and it's nice to know that we're holding each other accountable that we're having having conversations that aren't always popular but are worthy of of having because they move as all in the right direction. I guess will be back on Tuesday for our interview show and make sure you subscribe. Subscribe subscribe on Youtube or Itunes. 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Introducing The Topical

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

03:30 min | 1 year ago

Introducing The Topical

"So we have an inaugural ad. Yeah and you know what I don't feel conflicted about it at all. 'cause it's the onion the onion. I want to be paid in onions. And so they have a a new podcast coming out. It's called the topical and a send up of podcast just like ours. I in other news podcasts. And it's in the same vein as a very fatal murder which is a send up of a true crime podcast and it's going to be less than ten minutes a day. So if you don't have a Lotta brain power you can still probably get through it. And it's going to be premiering on January twenty twenty ninth and you can find it everywhere. They have podcast apple podcasts. spotify stitcher pod now now pod pod leader post pod POD POD or wherever you listen to your podcast. Yeah Yeah. So we're going to play an intro episode of the Topical Right now. It sounds exciting. Thank don't be freaked out if you think it doesn't sound like us because it is not a trust is important so we wanted eh under increasing pressure from Anti Gun activists to stop selling firearms. Walmart is finally taking action. The corporation announced that all locations will now restrict strict gun purchases only to customers who promised to use them at one of Walmart's competitors OPR reporter remeber gland has been following the story and joins me. Now Hey Lesley so tell us. That's what prompted this decision by Walmart. Well there's been public pressure on retailers for a while now to stop selling guns or at least to make it harder to get one but this is the biggest step forward Lord Walmart has taken yet a spokesperson for the company. Doug Marshall said yesterday that the increase in mass shootings has the retail giant concern. That another massacre could happen at any one of their four thousand in stores across the country. The our hope is that this new policy will offer Walmart Shopper some protection by diverting a potential gunman toward any number of other department store in sporting good chains. Here's what Marshall had to say. After speaking with our customers and consulting our own consciences Walmart has decided that we can no longer stand by as the gun. Violence in this country spreads across our stores so starting today we will no longer be selling any firearms at any Walmart locations unless the buyer assures us and is able to convincingly prove I use it somewhere else like a home depot or Kohls. Just Not Sam's Club because that's actually part of us to interesting. What's the reaction? been from gun control activists. Well it's a mix. Walmart is being applauded for taking a step but some say they aren't going far enough for example how to someone prove they're going to use a gun somewhere else will walmart start asking customers to see a manifesto about one of their rivals or specific list of targets before they purchase a gun. It remains to be seen. Well that makes sense but at its core the seems like like a pretty ambitious and bold action on Walmart's part it does. It's easy to imagine how this can save lives. Someone comes in wanting to buy a gun walmart. Says you can only use the somewhere else and they say oh no. I wanted to use it here at this Wal Mart. And they walk away empty-handed that's a good thing and how likely is it that this plan actually protects people from mass shootings. Well well there hasn't been a ton of research go off of but some experts say that casualties of mass shootings could potentially decrease if a gunman chooses say at K.. Mart or sears. Since those retailers I have very few customers so does it seem likely that other stores will follow their lead and taking action. Yes in fact Bass. Pro Shops has already announced that they will go one step further and making ensure their customers are safe. They're offering anyone who purchases a semiautomatic rifle at one of their stores. A free twenty five dollars Walmart Gift Card student away from Bass pro stores once purchased. Well sounds like consumers will really want to keep their eyes peeled for the store. That's offering the best deal if they don't WanNa die. Thank you renae thank you.

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Passive Agressive Robos & Yee

Am I Doing This Right?

50:26 min | 2 years ago

Passive Agressive Robos & Yee

"Uh-huh. He doesn't need it professional fixture. He already looks airbrush. He's so fucking pretty you hear that you look airbrushed. Look, you're very pretty very very planking for being our friend. But you cannot have your picture with us. No. Am I doing this, right? Fuck hailed. Of my euchre's. It's why oh also I'm sick yet. You are brand got me sick. And you just printing mmediately pick. I'm sorry cruise. Well, and it's a it's like a cold six. So he can't do anything about it. Yeah. All I can do is take dayquil in like huff, the fuck in Vicks, sinus thing, but you can only take those those for like two days max, really. Yeah. Otherwise, you get like addicted to it start tweaking out on Vic's severe sinus inhalant is that an inhalant is a nasal spray. Yeah. Oh, yeah. That's that's I recently learned as you can get addicted to nasal sprays. Yeah. Yeah. It's a. It's a. Tournament spring noise. So. Stop Ed fun. Fact, I hate to blow my nose. I just let it drip. No, what is the point of blowing your nose? If nothing's going to come out of it. If some stuff is gonna come out of my nose. If the if the blowing of the nose is going to be productive, if I'm going to get some sort of payment out of this blowing. For that. Sizzle. If if it's going to be a good lake punk of mucus coming out of your nose. Then it's worth it to blow your nose pantley are just not doing it. Right. But also if you blow your nose too often, it inflames your nostrils, and then makes it even harder to breath rose. Yeah. Which is why I always pull drainage just back a cat has entered. I I was editing last time and realized that I just put audio of me saying Hello to nothing saffy. Everyone say hi to sapphire. Hey, sapphire at all comfortable. Feels like you're sliding Hoyt is 'cause she's purring. Yeah. Okay. They can't eat my coffee. No. She doesn't want a your coffee. She wants pats. Yes. I can do that twit made you feel like a millennial this week Brandon. I got a new bed. We got a nectar and. I'm in love with it. Amazing. It is it is the first like brand new bed that I've ever had in my to to my knowledge everybody that I've ever had previous to this one has been like bought at a MRs bees or like something something to that effect of like, it's it's a couple of years old. But it's like technically new, but it's still like, it's not gonna be great. You're this mattress is amazing. Hello. You are. It's not my fault. The whose fault is it. Then the cats Cleveland. I don't know that she has enough consciousness to to know what she's doing when she hits her head on the the armed stand. Okay. Is it working our way back should be back? Beautiful. What just happened was? My cat got on the man his lap. And then Amanda ruined everything for everyone. Sapphire was very cute. And she rubbed her face on the the wire leading to the Mike and then the microphone disconnected. He it's not Amandus fault. The fuck Namie feel like a millennial. Yeah. Oh, the fact that I like it was a brand new nectar memory film, California king. That long boy Brandon, and I have been in desperate need of for a while. I'm rather small person. I don't take a lot of space until I'm sleeping, and then it I really I just need a full sized bed to myself, which is what the California king gives us. I like Brandon has not touched me in the middle of sleeping for four days. It's amazing. Does she know there this new invention? I forget what company made it, but it literally has been on a conveyor belt that way if it like senses. Someone is encroaching on your space. It always flips it to the side. So that you're like they're still an in-between from. You'd is like that is weird. Yeah. That's very strange like it's constantly like moving side to side. If it feels like someone is rolling too far over it'll move it. So that you guys are like exactly in your spots. That makes us I am not sure that I like that. I don't think I would like to be 'cause like in the video I saw like violently pushed them that. Would just wake me up there. I know I don't want that. Well, and there's there's like awful, and then there's fucking crazy town of. Sleep and that conveyor belt beds sounds a little a touch to more like crazy town could be although I will say Brandon, I do the thing. I think it's. We sleep with separate comforters is apparently that's a weird thing. Yeah. I liked to burrito and helix two burrito. And what makes total sense like that? I can just like roll all around and I'm not bothering him. And he's not like stealing blankets. And I'm not an I'm not getting punched in the face for stealing blankets in my sleep to be fair. He punched me while he was asleep. But yeah what? What is happening? I'm just make that face. You'll be confused. But at that that hey, you love me to a new bed brand new bed. Nice legit. Good feeling. Well, and it was a box bed to ultra cool. I feel bad for the guy that had to bring it in though. That's his job though. I know right. What made you feel like a millennial? Because I want to stop talking about the mattress. Now. Sure, I was just waiting for you to invite me to talk as we this is a podcast like I just wanted to make sure you said your piece was is the microphone plugged in in the audio recording equipment, not enough of an invitation for you to talk. See? But now I've made you feel bad. So now you're going to try to spite me by not talking joke. Son. You I watched four stand up comedy specials today in row, I can do this all day. Are you making me feel? Because you were trying to make me feel bad. I was just trying to be polite. Were you with this face this? Oh. To wash heart. I too much. No joke me now this jobs go to for series made amid feel because to joke about her three times in a row will meet you feel like millennial something dealing with the passive aggressive robot at work. And I realize the moment you add Pessoa aggressive to it. It makes you sound way. More millennial. Faye work in a call center. Or you know, what makes it in like super Neil what I've been dealing with this, passive aggressive, secular point. Supplant. Yeah. Differently in like this millennial pink planter, honestly, I'd so much rather have a passive aggressive plant at this point. I love passive aggressive plants but robots so. Working to call center. An out of so many, Kohls. You're supposed to do so much to your job to make sure that they know that you're doing your job. Right. That's vegas. I can make that. But we've had this new string of robocalls. The unfortunate thing though, is normally forgetting a robo call from the same number when just like tell command ahead of time. Like, hey, we keep getting these calls. They're taking our stats because you know, we can't convert that into anything we can't make a request out of it though. And so usually they can block the number find some way to do that. Usually by blocking. Yeah. By blocking the number, of course. But with this Pacific robo-call, it's coming from all different numbers all different times. Sometimes it comes in waves. And sometimes it looks like it's calling specific businesses. It's real weird. Like it's just thrown everybody off their game. The first week we had it. What if it's like an intelligence notes not? It's passive aggressive bitch. Oh, what does it say? Okay. So I if you catch it because part of the problem is it just keeps going so sometimes when you finally click the answer button way still in its script. What wait what? So this thing when it calls it literally just starts talking. And then in the middle of whatever it saying that is so creepy. Yes. And so it's going on. So it's like someone's playing it's like someone's put a phone up to a record player that is just on repeat literally and then wave so we'll get like all of a sudden, we're at like, oh shoot. We've got five calls waiting. But like all of them are the same Romo hall. Yeah. This is the thing I've been complaining about for the last two weeks what Google went off. But can pass progressive robots? We hear you. We hear you when we talk about robots. When you know somebody's east dropping as we know, you're listening. Okay. You know, now would you like to join the club? But no, literally you'll be like, please, enter your password. But it's like, please enter your account number or your phone number or if you'd like to start a new I think it's like if you'd like to start a new account police say new account, you know, what that sounds like what it sounds like someone has taken the number that the the robocall has dialed and has then made that number call a customer support for Verizon. It's what it feels like we're not a hundred percent. Sure. Let me tell you the craze Abbott. There's a whole story behind it. First of all the reason why it sounds passive aggressive is immediately. It's like so loud. Like, I have to normally my volume is like seventy five to eighty so I can hear everyone. And then like when this call comes in. I have to crank it down to like twenty minutes, killing my eardrum. Yeah. One ear began. I have one little earbud listening and then like singular ear yet singular ear, and so she's like, please enter your account number. And then she'll wait singular. That's very proud of it singular, the passive of robot calls then like for civil too loud. And then second of all she's like, she'll like there's a restive beeping while she's waiting for you to answer it. So it's just like bape up up up up. So it all sounds like there's a third person on the line. Who's like putting all ING? It sounds like they're putting in their account number. But it's the same beeping every time. No, no, it's not individuals. So you know, what else that sound could be what my phone buzzing on the table that sound could be a robot dialing a number. And it literally could be all I know is. It's of I don't and then she'll be like, I'm sorry. Could you please repeat that or like, I'm sorry? I didn't quite get that. And she's like if you want me to wait for you, just go ahead and press the star key. And then what you don't press star key. There's another aggressive screech ins like alright, then I'll just wait. And then it has this ungodly loud music playing in the background. It just sounds like a like a child running. They're like Mallett against Glock in spiel like that high pitch. And it just sounds like it's. Going up and down. And then after. Maybe half a minute of it doing that. She's like I'm still here like calm. The fuck down Garin first of all so annoying. I have to sit through the whole call because I have to take screen shots of it. And then I need to like 'cause I'd take my time. Like now that I have to turn my volume down for I turn my volume down. I take my time. Get a clip of that put the screen shot into an Email, and like it's just an Email that's piling up with all of these twenty-seven at the end of the day. You know, so like, I'm adding it to this thing. And then I'm adding like another tick, Mark on like my sticky note where I keep track of different calls like, okay. We've got another weird account. Call added to that. And then I like close out of everything, and then I'll hang up. But like she so passive aggressive. It's like I'm still here and please enter your account number. I didn't quite get that. Can you repeat it for me? It's like calm down. Thankfully, the calls are kinda slowing down because week beforehand. I got like thirty forty fifty. I think think even one day. Yeah. And it's like taking my request like conversions and everything else. It makes my workload. Look like, I've been shit, basically. But they know it's the role, and they're throwing it all out there throwing el-amal the statistics from this month like just try and do the other stuff don't worry about this. That's and today, I got like twenty seven of them. So they're winding down. But like there is no end in sight. But them your power finishing February finishing off February. We're gonna talk about some healthy ass friendships. I mean, what to look for in healthy friendships because if if you're trying to look at healthy asses you got to get in there. Make sure the teeth look good. Why should? This is the key of the wrong. Team. But I don't like it. Now. Just just imagine t. I remember. But yeah, we talked toxic relationships last week. We talked about how to break up with a friend to that was fun. I I'm so happy you enjoyed that. I had a lot of fun than sending that. Sorry. I start if I had changed the stained, but it was. Just shy. Clump of Catford. This is my life. We're this is what I we're so off is what I do you great at it truly. Really? I mean, this right here is a perfect, but the pair God relationship who of health. Yep. Having a podcast together. To mic pre was crack into. I think we need to call. The Bob Jones, b we we we have a semi healthy relationship only semi. I don't know. Tell what I've a semi through. You wanna take that one again can give some clean audio of it. That's all okay. You don't remember? I of course, I remember you said we have a semi semi healthy relationship ties asking is it only semi or is it big enough to drive a semi through. It's not a big love. But it is a deep love. Okay, deeper status. Deep enough to just take by the drunken do. Of course, my truck dog you. To get us out of the loop. I found. Found some some shoot Goodson. Teas. Jokes. Sounds like a cookie that's shaped like do you wouldn't want to eat? A similar dumpster truck. Will look no further only God. Can I sell out? It's like, easy bake, dibs, boys, dibs soul. Like, I'm not going to help be part of the product option. You can be head of it. I don't I don't want the headache. I'll just look pretty and make advertisements to everything. Perfect while I looked up some things to tell you what a healthy relationship. Looks like good because I don't know when looks like good. Oh my God. Hey, doing this real podcasts to millennials sit down forget their own fucking intro to their own booking podcasts that they're twenty five episodes into already God, sir. We should really know. We're doing by now. No one ever will know, you're exactly right. We're just gonna die alone. God or together. That's the one that to you only get two choices. Here's the other. You you either dialup or you die with people. To continue with this with this. Please tell me about healthy relationships. So I can stop talking. Okay. I. With the healthy friendship. First of all, you should feel comfortable to be real honest with each other. So that makes you you don't need to feel fake in order to get approval. Yes. Like, you're not saying like I went to the gym this weekend. Ha. And like were Jim rats. We need to go to the gym September. And you're like, I don't go to the gym. I go to a coffee shop, and he three doughnuts. Like, that's you're just lying now. That's like, not even friendship. That's friendship. That's like. Budding friendship or you're still not sure how weird you can be without. You know what I mean? But like a true like friendship that you feel comfortable in like, you you shouldn't need to lie or to be fake about it. You know, you should be able to fort exactly if he can't sit in front of the person, either, you you have some other stuff that you need to work with with the therapist or you snuck comfortably yet or maybe just don't like furthering. I guess that's fair. That's fair. Another thing is you know, how to there. There's a big misconception with friendships. And that you never argue. True, not a Sarah. And I know not with a healthy friendship. You should know. How to argue in a healthy way. Yeah. There's there's like, I don't know there's being a dick. And then there's like you're gonna come to disagreements you're not gonna agree on every single thing. Yeah. And when it comes to those disagreements the great thing is you either know that like, okay. So this is a topic that we don't have to talk about any further because we're both going out to you about it. Or if it's like a big series issue. You have to talk through it. Yeah. Like, especially like different political opinions or things like that. That's when you like need to be like, I want to be comfortable talking about this with you, can we? Yeah. Yeah. Basically means eventually you have to forgive each other. Like if one wrongs you or you thought one wrong. Do you have to talk it out? And be like, I was really hurt when you did this. Because if they don't know that how are they going to change? How are they going to help in the future? Exactly. And like what what do you do at that point every time? Someone hurts you. Like, you just don't let anyone in. Yeah. Like you have to work towards forgiveness. If you're going to be arguing, and then another thing is, you know, like you can't bring up low blows like he can't time like she slept with your boyfriend. Oh, you cannot keep score. If you were going to like first of all if she slept with your boyfriend that might be reason to not talk to her. Yes. That's that's a biggie. But if she like eight year yogurt that you asked her to not eat or if he like, no called you a bitch, and you're just not into that. Yeah. Or if they just like did something that sort of tick you off you can't just like go. So you can't go them. Just because they decided to not re tweet you. Yeah. Like if this is if. If this is a real relationship. Yeah. If this is a real friendship that you're looking to keep well into your adulthood, you need to know how to talk to them like an actual human being in work through issues. You can't just ghost on for five days. Then be like, okay. We're back on because I think I think the biggest problem with a lot of particularly like friendships and things like that is that we don't have enough positive reinforcement in in media. Like, there's there's really only the Regina George's. That are that are like portrayed in media about like lost follows all on getting shopping. It's like that's not what a real friendship is. We all know this, right? And speaking from mean girls like you'd never really do see the reconciliation between Jan ASEAN and caddy Harrington. Yeah. Like are they friends by the end of that? Like did they say like, oh, dude? I'm so sorry. It was an asshole you see. Them sitting together. So like it implies it. But you never actually see the process of them sitting down and saying, hey, you like genuinely really fucking hurt me. Right. Like, there's no there's no working to be better for each other. Even if like, oh, my God we've restored peace back to the high school. I mean, it just a glamorizes. The fact that real work had to be put into the relationship to make it work. Yes. I was like my it's a cat. It was a cat knows. This is a this is a first and we're still going. I'm going gonna keep talking a little bit about more about this topic because we're flowing with it, really. Well, so this makes me think of time when you and I had a bit of disagreement with the name one the one time it was back when I was actually in California. And I had thought that I would be able to like Skype in to start playing dungeons and dragons because I lost like one or two people or maybe that's back when like. You you don't remember? Yeah. And like I had it in my head where I was like, I'll be all the way in California, but all find time to Skype in so we can keep playing and like there's no way. I don't know. It was going to work. I don't actually know how technology works. You don't like today. This isn't even a joke for the podcast. Does not this is a real life thing today. I had to look up on Google. I literally typed into Google how does Twitter work because now we have Twitter for our page, and like it's been really dead except for like, maybe three or four posts about new episodes. Because I don't know what I'm doing or what social media except in for actually, I found this really great article by Jessica Hirsch. I think is her name. She's great, by the way, she's an American illustrator and cooler Lederer. But I've always thought you call them calligraphers. Maybe. Yeah. But literally, she designs like thoughts. I thought cute. Yeah. But she came up with his really excellent blog called mom. This is how Twitter works. Oh. It was really helpful. Yeah. Yeah. But no, there was no I always going to be Skyping in for no no guard around games, especially like I hadn't even played by that point. Yeah. So I really didn't know what I was doing anyways. But like there was like three or four days because I think it went on for a little while like three or four DEA where you did not message me or when you did it was like the really short like I'm putting a period of. Yes. I want you to know that I'm upset. Yeah. That's when you and I were texting each other a lot because I was like in a way. Know and homesick and everything else. Unlike I knew you remit at me. But I also was like I don't wanna I don't wanna start this. Because I, you know in a different staying, I'm working I'm like living in my bosses homes like I don't wanna be emotional. And so like, I am not going to take the first step because one I just can't. But to like, I wasn't being a very good friend. I didn't like set my expectations clear like I'm so sorry, dude. I misjudged this. I can't do it in the only thing because when you brought it up just now, I honestly didn't remember what the hell you. We're gonna start talking about. Oh, you know, 'cause I like that has gone so far past anything that I can think about but like. There was there's no way no feasible. You were going to do. But like the great thing about that big healthy as first of all I wasn't gonna be the one who is going to start as on my part. But eventually we're like, hey, man. I was really upset by the fact that like promise me, you would do this. And then you you didn't follow through. And you didn't even talk to me about it. That was the thing that was the thing was the communication aspect of it. And that's where we came to was we talked about it. And like, I apologize. I knew it was part of my own shortcoming. And I knew it was partially my fault. So I like apologize in in for my side of it. Like, I knew that. This was a thing that. I heard that the expectations weren't met. But like knowing you the way that I do. Now, those were expectations that neither one of us should have had which is a different lesson to learn entirely, but the beautiful part about that is now if we ever have a disagreement again, like maybe not to that level. But if I like do something in an episode that pisses Sarah off Sarah's not going to bring up the time. Yacht will remember that time you were supposed to like start dragons with us, but we had to wait a whole extra month in a half rest even star. Like Sarah's not gonna re have that bullshit because we've already talked about it and we worked through it. And we don't have to worry about it. Again. You don't keep score so much to the point where Sarah didn't even remember it. No, I like genuinely. Yeah. For a moment. I thought it was gonna be a. Disagreeing on like. I don't even I don't even know. Why don't even know what we would argue about it you something like we've disagreed on things. But yeah, we don't share the same opinion on something. But like we don't make it into a big fight. Yeah. Like, that's another thing is like if you've got a friend. Now, there's a big difference between like major political ideas. Yeah. If you're if you think that you shouldn't have to treat people as humans. That's that's that's your own issues. Your friend is allowed to be mad at you for that. But like you can may disagree. The main issue this you stupid asshole to each just hope you tick. Yeah. And another great thing about healthy friendships is that you can have more than one friend. Oh my God. I have that in my notes to. Literally like, there are some friendships were like, they wanna be your best friend. Nobody else can be your best friend like you can talk to other people. But like, I don't I don't care who your best friend is because I'm your best friend. Will unlike I'm fine with that in the way that you just described where it's like, it's a funny voice. It's a funny thing. It's a funny little bit. If it's a funny little bit because that is the thing. Well, no, oh, the the thing that you had you just said you have said to me. I have. But it was meant to be funny. Exactly. Yes. Because it's creepy to the manned all of that time in energy constantly from one person. Yes. And it's so creepy to get like upset and very very jealous. Very quickly. When like a new friend comes in rightly jealousy. It's okay to have a little bit. Yeah. If you've got a friend who's making new friends, and you're feeling a little jealous like chicken with yourself. If your balance if is that because like, I'm just not getting as much time as I used to get with my friend, and my like not getting any time with my friend or am I mad because I don't make new friends like it could be a number of reasons. But if it's because that friend, literally has a new friend, they're still spending time with you. But they're just, you know, not your only friend now, and you need to look into that. And be like, okay. So it's necessarily healthy 'cause winsome someone new enter someone's life. The distribution of time has to change. If there's if they're going to put time in energy into a new relationship, you have to let them because if you don't then you're clinging and strange and could be toxic so re-evalue that and that ties into this other topic of you have to trust each other. So you have to trust that your friend is still going to make time for you. When you need it, or, you know, like if you always do something on Sunday morning, just make sure about like, you're still checking like hair, we still go on Saturday mornings. I know. Yeah. New friend out like if they're still making time for you than there's no reason for you to worry. And both of you need to feel you're looking for a comfortable feeling in. You know, just feeling settled in the. Yeah, you have to be balanced so much that you're you're settled because it was something you were talking about earlier where like I know there's a week coming up in March. Where are you? Okay. You're just like I like wow, myself interests sounded so loudly because it's so close to the surface. Keep going like this one time, Sarah. And I just like what? We were literally talking about this like an hour ago. Whatever it was before we started this episode. But like I knew that there was going to be a week where John's going to be gone, and then I'm going to be socially starved. Yeah. Because like I'll be by myself at home in only people to talk to at work. Yes. So I asked Sarah like is there a day where you and I can just hang out on guitar about work shit. You could tell me about your day and everything where we can just be together. And do the things that we want to do. And you mentioned something great. You were like, yeah. So that way we can do work on the podcast a little bit. You can feel like you're hanging out with someone and I can recharge my friendship battery while I can also get my work in creative battery going exactly so like if your friend is more of an introvert, and they need time to themselves. But you're more of a person that like wants to be around people all the time you have to find a good balance between that to make sure your not overworking their introvert battery but year still feeling like you're getting enough time in attention. You need to be friends, and it's should be accepted. Understood that you can go to someone in in the relationship. You can go to another person in say like, I know you've been spending a lot of time like with this person. I feel a little neglected. Yeah. Is it? Okay. If like, we make a special date for Justice, those are things in those phrases in communication pathways that have to be open. Now, I do want to throw out this one caveat. Because this has happened to me before if you're the type of person that demands time, and your friend can't give you that time when you want it, but they offer you a different time. So that they can be together with you and your. Mad at them. Because I keep saying like, you're the one who's doing all the bad things. But like, you know, what? I mean. Like, yes, somebody wants time from you. And you're like, I'm sorry. I can't like hang out tonight. I've got you know, Monday open. I could spend all day Monday with us that work in. They're like. Nope. That's not the time. I want I want you to hang out. Now. That's not fold like. Yeah. That's not a cool thing to pull. Yeah. Like, especially when you're in adult. Yeah. You only have so much time in the day. We're no longer. She gate. We're no longer nineteen. We're we're like, let's go to hop at midnight. It's going to be so fun to sing a song about it. Like, if you're an adult who's like I have to work tonight or I have to be up early tomorrow. I can't go out to the bar with you tonight. But I can definitely offer you up this time in my day. Like, I want to be here for you. I just can't give you what you need. Now. Like, you either need to respect that. If you're the person demanding it, if it's something really bad, and you're like, I. Got my, you know, something dangerous is going to happen. If I'm not with someone then that has to be communicated. I have too many caveats here. Here's your overthinking. Again. I always think I'm Virgo, I know another millennial thing. That's why you don't edit the podcast. Oh that because I don't know how it works. Really just talking about how I had to. Oh my God. I just search Twitter. God, I love you. I'm literally your mother not your mother's specifically. I'm just the world's mother. How does this work? You're dead. You're debt Fogarty. Hi, mom. Cake. You words, so basically what I'm saying is no how to be balanced out with your friend in their time and their needs and everything, but also you should be comfortable enough to tell your friend. Hey tonight doesn't work for me. I, but I I have more time to give you just can't be tonight. You have to be comfortable in that. In relationships have to be like they have to be this dance. It has to be this like have you seen really like, you know, the windows ninety eight when you left the computer screen in the computer lab when you didn't touch anything for too long because you weren't allowed to because it was almost time for class to be out. So you're all like sitting in your chairs and the computers really still on. Because it wasn't the end of the day. And the screen savers pop up, and they're the ones that like weirdly move, and bore and more like shift and all of that stuff. More more. I know what you're talking about. Yeah. Sweet savor. Yeah. Yeah. That's what a healthy relationship has to be like it has to be a dance. It has to be a give and take in Eban flow. They'll definitely shift like yes wintertime. You might be able to spend all the time with each other than some summer comes around. It's like I'm so busy at these. Sorry or like. I don't know what the fuck was going to say, that's okay. I could keep going forward. If you'd like I mean, I've got. I've got like three if it's an emergency. Just fucking call. If his -mergency communicate that it's a number communicate that it is an emergency. Also like. Y'all. We have to agree that as adults now because millennials are adults. We need to let people miss text messages. Yeah. If you're texting just know that with texting unless you're carrying on a conversation right at that moment where you need them. And they are like aware that you need them like nobody's gonna answer text right away. Like that is just give them time. Literally. That's what a text messages like I'm gonna Psomas message. Now, you answer me when you can. Yes. If you call someone that meets on need you now that that means I am in either immediate danger or I need to speak to you about something. Right. This moment. Yeah. That's what that's what a call is. Or you're calling to let them know that the couple that you didn't like from college totally go see your target now. And you actually ended up calling this person in the middle of a meeting, and they were super not jazzed about it. At all. No. But like, yeah. And I as a dolts in healthy relationships in friendships in all of these things, I think we have to learn to better utilize not even better utilize, but except that long distance communication like Facebook Instagram Twitter, Facebook, messenger shit like that are all valid forms of communication and memes. Are absolutely valid forms of like spending time together. Ga-? I like, I think that's the thing that fascinates me about millennials is that we are able to communicate so universally through binary code in the form of a picture that we can send through the air. I think that's something that fascinates me about Brandon because that's all he contributes half. The time says here's a picture is me. He didn't mean he's horny too though. Well, it's definitely both. Yeah. But I love it. Yeah. Don't get me wrong. I love it. But it's so fascinating that memes or like an actual form of not just communication, but like bond communication can. Yeah. I even throw me. Absolutely perfect. I don't know when we wanna fit it. But I think that's definitely a millennial thing to talk about for. Sure. Yeah. Okay. 'cause like it's really fascinating what you talking about. But I wanna stay on topic. I know I wanna talk more about it later. Yeah. I love you. I still feel weird about communicating is just the month. It's just how it's gonna go from not. No, yeah. I feel like I'm like shutting you down. So my other thing. My favorite thing about this. Is that? Everyone around me for some reason as having issues with communication just every goddamn person. Yeah. And it's like sitting in a barnyard as a cow watching everyone else run around trying to communicate a whole lot. And meanwhile, I'm just a cow just patiently sitting just a cow. I'm just a cow. I'm here, you'll communicate when what you want when you want. And also the fact that people are over communicated part of that is I spend all day talking to people. I don't wanna talk to. And now I'm talking to a person. I wanna talk to it. I just wanna make sure you feeling validated. Everything knowing because all day it had to be like. Oh, no. You're totally. I totally understand. I totally get what you're talking about. When I don't. I don't. I don't care. I have no wish to care. I don't know you when I don't care. I don't really care. I'm so sorry. We were talking about talking about communication, his you don't need to spend every minute lake in person at someone to have a good. Relationship that goes into the trust with friendships. I the game rooms have been doing the Super Mario. And it's a Aaron end, Dan, Super Mario. Yeah. They're in the they're doing it co-operative late. My call it like it's kind of cooperative, but it's mostly people on the screen. They're not necessarily not berating yet, the really not working together. But there is this really cool mechanic in one of the levels where they both have to be on a platform and have to jump alternately to get it to go up because they can't get up there on their own. They tried it and failed multiple times each of them. They had to work together. And it had to be an active person moving up while someone was just sort of their existing. That's kind of what relationships are always going to be. But it's this active this, active flow. And this pulling back of like, we're just gonna talk through text in a month ago it to the bar with you. That's what healthy relationship should be another thing that plays into this is by just mentioned it. But trusting each other they had on the on the article, I read it had a great example where it was like. Oprah. And Gayle 'cause oh fails her Fred, right? Yeah. So was only friend as everyone, knows course. And the the way they put it was like gale knows Oprah like gale knows so many secrets about Oprah, of course. Vice versa. Yeah. But if Gail wanted to she could probably make Bank off of just dishing out secrets about Oprah. But Oprah trust scale enough to tell her those like very personal details at knows that. She's not missing anything. Yeah. She's not going to tell the press or she thought it'd be in a state like a she's not gonna talk to another person about her behind her back about these very things because Mike's niches no snitching get stitches y'all because they get cut with knives. If that wasn't already explicit. I wasn't sure it just didn't rhyme. I just wanted to make sure that we all know the reasons niches get stitches because when they have they cut. But like if you can't tell your friend like. Oh, I have to tell you about this weird embarrassing like sex story. Yeah. You know? Or if it's like, I just know this particular thing is off limits because I don't want them telling other people or feel tell him about that than like, you should really revisit that. Because if you get till your friend like weird embarrassing stories than what can you tell them? And then it's like, maybe they should get downgraded from like friend to acquaintance tertiary friend. Yeah. Yeah. And then that also ties into respecting boundaries. Which I think we talked about a little bit. Ye I don't know if you're recording by then. But again, it's one of those things where you have to feel balanced settled in your manship where I know that I could talk to you about certain things in you're not gonna wig out on me and a gets that with time. Yeah. Like eventually, you just learn like, oh, this is the thing that I don't bring up with my friend on less like we really have to have an honest conversation about them like we both know that politics, just depresses you. So we'll only bring up politics when either something good happens or what is it? It's just like a really juicy bid a teed I need to one. But like we don't need to have that conversation all the time. Yeah. It it doesn't have to be a part of the core of the relationship. Exactly. And that would be a part of the peel or maybe the leaf of the stem of the apple because I know what you about in q. I who are really enjoyed that. Thank you apple. And then the last bit that I have here is lots of nurturing you when you have a friend. You wanna make shirt like you're actually building each other up like, there's your work friend. I feel my crazy is which means I agree. Yes. I know you agree because I see you're crazy. Are you all on me? Now. What did you just do? I closed my eyes for five seconds. Really poked my. Niche during. So like, this is work friends, or it's like mostly what you do is complain about work, but that's not really nurturing. Yeah. Is your best friend? We're like, I can tell you like, I could send you a funny cat gif Menez ha ha lull and that will fill me with love. Because like the thing that I thought was funny. You also agreed with me expectely. You also thought it was funny. Same hat, or like the idea where you cannot text for like a month or two like, you just know have any communication or you have very little, but you know, that it's going to pick right up again when you need it. Or when you're both have time for it. It has to be a like a there has to be a unique and genuine like love. Yes. The instead of the the Regina George my God. I love you. Only gone. Your sorrow is my sorrow to carry. I'm just feeling so hurt and just like really hurt because I'm going to have to move my best friend halfway across the country. I just feel like realistic uncork. I can't. But like there has to be this genuine. I love you. Yeah. And you have you also have to be able to say that. Yes. You have to be able to go to someone and not just say, I love you so much like the drunk. I love you. There has to be a I love spending time with you. There has to be like a. A genuineness to it like, even if if if it's not in your core to say, hey, I love you. If your way of singing view is hanging out like different love languages, laps allure, if you're percents just like to spend time with you. That's how I show you that. I appreciate you. Or even if you're just a person that says, hey, thanks for making me this this thing. I appreciate it. This is how we know you love me. But but like, the I think that we should be able to hear those exact words said to friends platonic -ly. Yeah. I love you. I love spending time with you. I love who. I am. When I am with you. Because that that cannot just be a romantic thing. No. I it. Because we all know, there's very many different types of love in. They're not all the same. You can feel them to the same intensity. But that does not make them the same impulse friendships have just as much worthiness of saying, I love you in them as like any other. Exactly, that's what I had for healthy friendships as told by is either life about or live about dot com. It also backed up by psychology dot com. One other thing that I kind of wanted to talk about was. Friendships have to have. Active parts to them will in inactive parts, e the the times the weeks, the months you go by without texting. Or yes. These were big tests. Nope. Just distracted. So certainly are not. This. But like. You can't subsists on a relationship on text messages, and means alone. They absolutely help. But you you can't just do those you have to like go out and plan, maybe a bimonthly brunch or cough, cough, a weekly DND ha early. Like, you have to actually put the effort in the energy into it. And not just asking the circles of questions about like, oh, how's your day? How's work going ask questions about their family? Ask questions about like how deep it important in meaningful things are it's okay to be vulnerable in that like if you can't be vulnerable in a relationship in any relationship than that's that's a serious red flag. Because that's something you should talk to your therapist about. 'cause we're all out here. Just trying to do it. We're trying to do. We're trying to figure out how we're going to do this, right? And there's not a perfect way to do. Anything vulnerability is part of it though. It is. Because we all have to work together. And we can't help each other for not vulnerable. Exactly. And being vulnerable hell spilled healthy relationships. How did we end up assaults? You know? That's a great question. We're real bad at that. Hopefully by the end of this episode, you know, how to maintain your friendships. Close this out. Like, a crash course episode just hit the bullet points. Boop. Oh, I already said all the bullet points once I don't want to see him again that was the whole episode. You've sat here you've been through this. I didn't make bullet points though. I just made numbers. Anything else you'd like to have? I mean, this has been am I doing this, right? A comedy podcast for two millennial sit down and talk about the healthy relationships that they've learned how to figure out a way through Google wing and research, very impure data area. Empirical data eat so you guys. Thanks for listening. You officially on. All major social media's can search for us at A I D T our podcast, and you'll be able to find us, and that's going to be Twitter Facebook Instagram, every also have a g mail account. ADT our podcast at gmaiLcom directo. Yeah. Those are a major ones tell your friends about us whatever media platform. You're listening to us own likened subscribe de episode tell your friends about us. So they can listen to us to we love those five star. I tunes reviews we love those Spotify downloads. And we love those repeat plays on every social platform every big platform big platform for things. UK? You good, bro. NET episode. I think we should end the soda, but. Am I doing this, right?

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The Friend Zone

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No I'm telling you being okay your number sticker they need to solidify to thank you. And now that we've got that out of the way let's get to the nitty gritty of the hot topic of this week and because it's me it's going to be something weird and one of my look at you say well it's not too weird things on this list I've always been so nervous hosting the show so I was like really cool information. I was like nostalgic fun stuff but today I wanNA give like Stuff that might be a little realistic but in weird ways and fun things things that we can talk about. No I'm black. Mary close I WanNa talk about my favorite thing in the entire world. which is electronics It's January at the beginning of the year at the beginning of every year. There's a trade show that happens and it happens in Vegas it's called the consumer electronic show So yeah yeah goals every year and she belongs. Of course she goes. There's perfect I want to go one year like I always looked convention so whether it's like anime video games electronics. I want to be in the building and I was looking and all this stuff and I was thinking how funny it would be if all of us where these conventions and things we there and so I had in mind when I was making episode in my mind I was like okay. If we were at one of these conventions what things do I think would be interesting to us. What things we go up to what John would say which I might say which I might not say? I'm GonNa read them off and see what happens so at the Consumer Sumer Electric Show First of all to see that I follow all these random mass tech's techniques from c net to engage it Sharper image which is a throwback. Because they still the sharper image was really like at the beginning. A Sheikh is more. Should I see today. I'm looking at that in the sharper image catalogue back in the day made me feel more sophisticated than like my cousin shit when I would ask for a seat from sparks sharper. Yes but you. Can I get this. This razor scooter isn't a sharper. Image cage. Educate their regular school that got two wheels on it to like. Nah It's my foot SPA massage sizes which gas yes. Let me continue continue. We're actually going to talk about some massages later in this conversation but again this is the consumer electronics like China show So they see see. That's exactly what it's called. The Convention Center is there a pool because if they have a cesspool who outside of the pool. Yeah you really got to that So in the floor room they have tons and tons of companies that come out and they provide like China's that they're going to release later later this year or sometimes it's concept stuff Sometimes it's things that you know has been out and they're just revamping and rejoin so at the top of this list. I WanNa talk to you guys about something. We've you talked about before It's actually a throwback to the Muck Bong The impossible Burger Fran. Oh I don't know if you guys know but then possible burger actually because it's like genet- genetically engineered food. They meet this fate meet they they debuted at the consumer electronics show last year. Talk Line of eating the phone battery operated okay. Well added Tack Consumer Electric Consumer Electrolytic Show. which is you know running? NUCLEATE aim meat so they debuted their last year. And so this year they went onto debut. The you know. The impossible burger had like a shaky role after they debuted it but they're doing impossible impossible pork okay. Okay so you'll be able to get The same like they'll do impossible sausage and they're going to test them in certain cities this meet this man made port substitute and it's supposed to be designed for Kosher and allow certification and it's supposed to be available. Ah for a limited time at certain little CAESARS. But I don't know how long that's GonNa last. Nobody goes to little CAESARS. Well impossible no you never know. Listen Little Caesar's had the hot and ready now so you may Donald Snake. McDonald's excuse me the other competitor Burger King Possible Burgers for people that want to be healthy and they wanna have have you know. They're on a budget little. CAESARS could be the option. If they'd have at their little caesars. I guess now as you and I both guests 'cause I feel you right. Do I do want to eat this meat. And I was reading on like what is made and basically they go on to say that What gives me? It's flavor is Heen so he ATA me. I think you talked about this before when we were talking about impossible. Burger way back when but he's basically An iron molecule. And it's what they used to A. It's used in the molecule ULA blood to transfer like oxygen or some shit so they do this in beans lagoons and it's called a lay going. I like hurry up. Rahim nope like so there's hemoglobin and then there's the lack mclovin. So there's the chemo and or hime. Then there's leggings. No no no. Hema in this case Chemo. Because you wanNA taste like So the hemos with the team actually is what they used to make my case too. I'm I'm a Hema. Aw Proud and practicing. That's actually I want to be. I'm GONNA just give my goal star. Read this note here without even having arena. Sorry I'm picking up so impossible was definitely one of those things that they featured. I just imagine those going went over to the table and not trying to food. I imagine a smell of food and be like This is something that I just found interesting overall but Lori Al 'cause you're worth it they have a A tech incubator which is basically for those of you. Listening is when You know you are start up and you need to get funding or are you trying to find a way to like get distributed and whatnot so you it into makeup cosmetics. Oreo they got that So basically in their tech incubator they have this thing called the persio or purse. Oh the Laurie our purse. Oh and it's basically a and we're talking makeup here but it's a six point five inch beauty tech device and it delivers personalized on the spot skin care and cosmetic formulas formulas so. There's this little mere that you look into Stop right there already. I'm here. Don't even try so much. Respect for Sean Hannity Basis and shit and your face Well we just pick your fucking make up. You know what I'm saying. No okay so we'll find clever ways so that's the thing so this is a three one device and it creates custom formulas for lipstick and foundation. But they also do this thing where it does a personal skin analysis so instead of just find out what makeup you can wear. It'll give you stuff or if you have like dark spots in vitamins it'll tell you all sorts of things like that you can take but In the a little six point five inch device is used to lose out the pigments that you use for your makeup but it can also be used to out the little vitamins and stuff that you would use if he wants to do like a facial and things like that so the little screen is weird to look into and have your face analyzed. And you know I still have my doubts about stuff like that. Because you know the sensors censors I don't know of these sensors in particular so let me just say that. But you know they had the whole job back in the day about the substance of not being able to since like black skin someone like how sensitive This device is going to be for black skin. You know like as the properly going re last hour we mentioned it you bust. He took go guy. Look at a guy who going into February. I'm fine initiate out. Hail so by harnessing the power of this the level of personalization will be optimized over time as the system gathers more data about about the customer skin and personal preferences. What else is there to Gatty and scan your goddamn face so it does every day? So if you're doing your skin routine tracking whether whether you get rid of dark spots and now if you need to switch it up or if you wear makeup was created. We have literally worth the money to companies. Let me onto that. Come on as you see the article them and viral on the New York Times where there's a new company well. It's not lot of new company but it's clear something clear view. Ai where they devise a groundbreaking facial recognition. Are All. You have to take a picture of a person and uploaded uploaded to get all the pictures of that that they have it tells you everything is equivalent you know when you find a picture online and you do do that drop image and it tells you everywhere. That person is but it's different to snap it. If I see you WanNa know more about you now have to do is get a clear picture in your face on upload right that's so unethical and it needs to be so regulated by law and government. How much is going to be used in? This thing knows. Okay may direct There is a direct compromise. Your safety of the show you on just thinking a. You've got something he would do. No thank you you know and people seemed excited for the most part. Oh that's cool because if you know oh you see someone at a party or something you WanNa more about them. You just scoop. Snap a picture uploaded now. You know they're instagram. All information that they have available to you online align you kind of have access to it just from that amid. So Shit's getting real. I mean it's been real but it's getting real you know Fran I'm so I can't even say oh I like I like actually like how's it looking okay meatball. Okay Gutu by rolling. You actually brought up some very good points friend and this is actually going to say we back to an article that seeing that when I was going to see yes and the article was titled Your Sex Tech Devices. May Be spying on you. Your sex tech device so I guess I'll give you a couple of tech devices before the candy so you need to fill freaky ass dungeon so France on a board. That's what I'm talking about. I Love I love so sex. Tech is actually very important for a a couple of reasons because last year There was a woman named Laurie. Something I forget her name right now. I need to look at what happened paralyze. As F- okay. So Africa at the woman again shook so hard you never know so listen last. Gosh there was. A compass of the company's name is Lori Decarlo but the woman's name was Lorrie something else I forget. How real last name? But she makes these sex tech devices. Issued Utah debut last year and before she came she actually okay. That was good. That was good they get through. This search is great. I'm I'm actually happy. It's going this way Hanley. C was very happy it was going well actually. She went slurpee at this point in time because before she came absolutely it was before she came before she showed up to see as she actually was going to see to debut her device and she was given award but then before she showed up. They took the award back because they were saying. Oh girl you may six twenty five you give someone an award so I don't know somebody take back so because they're basically we're trying to make the case X.. That sex toys where I've seen and then you know it was later stated that you know sex toys personal health. So it's like that's not seen up. Seeing people need that clean. That's definitely a consumer electronics. You know it's fun. The how and look multi-million dollar billion dollar industries okay. You know what I'm saying that I would say they get to stick out of. They asked but these people need to put it in apparent. Wow now let their base live make our money. Yeah like why would I hate on her. Oh Lori Decarlo. Yeah okay so lory to Carlos her name but basically she came back this year and she introduced came back. She introduced to new to new toys so her new toys. They actually mimic human touch. So one of them and mimics fingers other women. It's like a mouth but they're both black now now yes so they're both like You know vibrators but they just humid mimics human mimic human stuff as opposed to just being big ass long vibrators. It was due The first ones were robberies to. I didn't actually go back. And look to see what their specially made them take. You know what I'm saying. Because they've our brain like Oh okay with being I guess the new tech. Isn't you know instead of you know. It always has to be a step up right so instead of just brave you pussy. I don't know because I realize an APP connected to. So that's it's exactly what it is but I feel like they were doing that before because when candy door her sex toys I remember she was talking to the woman vibrate to the musing. So now so you know I've been looking at some Louis stuff for a long time. Put a rack the Latin trap myself. I love Silently Deichmann You talking about you talk about your hips better. Hey Anyway these new toys this she. He debuted basically never mind. Just getting up coming to you. It just jumping inside the idea that yeah downpayment much stuff they go to the next one. Funny thing is I happened. Upon her whole her happy to put in our whole I happened upon this whole article. Suppose Nice right so this is the one that looks like the This is the one that mimics fingers. Oh wow this is the one trick turn used the whole thing to go in. It's just the love cool. Yeah so she has those devices. That debuted this year The reason that I even caught this article is because I saw device. That looked very familiar to me. I've seen it on some friends. Oh I was like damn that looks familiar and it was that damn crave necklace. And they were they were bag this year and they have McLean's necklace used to wear it all the time you've been walking around with it's been walking around. I stopped wearing. It was because when when I had my wellness retreat Jamaica. The lady was like you have to open that and I was like it doesn't open. She was like what's in it and I'll say it's nothing in it right. And she was looking at me and she was like take it off. I don't know why she was like focused focused on it and then she pressed it and it started off the Damn airport and once she quickly put together she was like ill. And I am a lesson for all the details Nosy Nadine Acquis. I touching my necklace. Today it it was Shannon's merch. That's why I had it. Okay collaboration with them and it had her name and my quotes pretty cool and I bought one. You know to support the Homie. So that's why UH recognized. Hey shut up to the vesper touch each The craves newest products to me. Thank you yes. So these are just a prototype. So I'm you see. The necklace is rings. Okay so yeah this is the neck. Listen I think browsing hey click next. Well this is actually the whole list of toys and go through everything. So I don't even know satisfied I mean you can kind of looking And then this is the sperm test. So it's a doctor's appointment like it's home sperm test. I didn't really get into the whole thing I was like. We don't really need to go onto the hospital middle stuff but I did want to go back into some of the hygienics. Any Dan wastes were there and there is this toothbrush. And it's called the Y.. Brush and the wirebrush is basically telling you that you're able to are using it. You're supposed to be able to brush your teeth and ten seconds. It's a smarter autoclaving `electronic to Brush going to be laziness. Laziness is GONNA be the death of everybody else's crazy basically saying via laser is using The Brits missed the mile. It's the basement that so it's cleaned with sonic vibrating. Technology analogy signing vibrating. So you know you agile toothpaste to you. Put the Weybridge so I brush it. Looks is in the shape of the why it looks like a Dan mouthguard guard. And you're supposed to put in your mouth and you try to fit it into your mouth and he's supposed to buy down on it and you're supposed to chew on it for five seconds and I guess if I breaks when you press it eight or something and then you're supposed flip. Rinse repeat and rent so the upper teeth in your bottom teeth for five seconds eat. So that's the ten second. I'm just finished birthmark. SMART I would love is low key personal care right so forget. I'm brushing my not novels on the fuck out and be like I always love getting fluoride treatments at the dentist. When I was a little kid? Jail used to taste so good. I I do like the toothpaste. Taste the strawberry step lead to associate was a guaranteed yeah out of treatments used to be so good shots. The doctor heavenly. Please bring us into your doctor heavily. Nearly we really want to do our teeth girl. That was no joke. So yes there is one other random weird thing that I wanted to feature or actually a a a segment of things so cars were featured because everyone out they left people love to drive So everybody their cars and actually before I get into the car on another vehicle. I WANNA talk about. We were talking about Segue We were talking about WHATCHAMACALLIT mccalla the sharper image and all that earlier Segue the company. They're produced there They doing standup things right. Yes they have a new lazy Segues just came up with. That's what I call it. But it's called the nine dot and it looks like a big ass chair. I mean it almost looks like a big like a recliner like a a big thrown on family room here it looks like an evil villain chair almost like watching a music video. You know like in Sierra like if I were or a boy she was sitting on that big asteroid wicked lowest key now if they did like Ah Limited collaborations for black folks like a Dapper Dan version that will go like how we can crystallize Allen Lissette List Shit. I'm trying to find a good photo. This show on the old way. Yes that's the high back baby. So this is ah yes. Everybody posted waited so this is kind of what it looks like ours. Think of it like It looks like we'll change. The Superman was in like this is so. They're trying to standardize this and basically they want to use it in a little I mean. Would they raised. This is supposed to be like in I guess if you need to go like short distances because it's only it goes like forty three or forty five miles in a whole charge and I think it takes two hours the charge so it was like. Why are you even doing this? But it's supposed to go like I guess if you go on like theo complex or something more like maybe a golf course take it back because I'm thinking of the cops but for for the older imagine older person. Yeah somebody who isn't able bodied especially in the city like eight like I'd rather see them. Zoom down one of those wheelchair that they mean because that one looks if that's intended for that sort of us with some people who want to sit down in disrespect for the people that have to do that to try to be to move around like I don't like that shit that's disrespectful to. Yeah I wonder what the what's the price point though because that's probably going to be really expensive. They are. We talked about it but I am. I GonNa the expensive well speaking of cars. That's actually where I wanted to go and I wanted to segue using the segue kick change. I'm not back to boss Anyway I wanted to talk about this particular vehicle because it just reminded me of so many different innovations. It reminded me of like Apple and then doing the iphone you know they. I used to just be big in computer so everybody was like what do making phones. And then now we always Do the iphone all the damn time and not to say that this company is going to become that landmark. I don't know if they even taking this that serious but Sony. They debuted a car and as of right now they say is just a concept. They're not actually talking about yes. Sony Oni And the reason that they even excuse me debuted at cars because they make all sorts of other electronic so's away from them to showcase their motion sensor technology with the cameras You know the entertainment systems with the dashboard and the car You know audio systems inside you know stuff like that but the car is in a fully functional cars just a concept car that they created but the it looks so bomb people were looking at like Yazdani why don't you just make cars. And so I just thought of it to be so big. It would be really really dope if Sony was to come in the car game name because I don't think we've seen like like we you see like Like there are a tea company. And they're making cell phones now because they work with screens and stuff like like that. I don't see them moving onto bigger electric cars. But I just think it's dope when people branch on Sony's done every other electronic. I think it would be riding the Sony car. I I mean it just. It looks beautiful to me. I just want to show you the concept And I'm be showing a couple of key a couple more cars but it just looks like a silver nice little streamline charger Yup and then They were talking about the cars that they showcase even though they were even concept cars. Were talking about a self. self-driving our auto driving so that was a big thing that people were talking about this year so filling. We have to get used to that. Trust the Sony Grant enough to buy their car ARDO. Yes one hundred thousand percent. I mean the Walkman thing you know. He came but that was they were in they were able to live past that You know from the the Walkman disc many have been wells uh-huh so yes Sony I love looking at the car. Everyone that showed an and talked about. It had nothing but great things to say they about it except for the fact that it was a prototype The last car that I really WanNa talk to Alabama because it looks so ridiculous. I'm not have Leonard like that. It looks that's cool but there are parts of ridiculous to me Mercedes Benz they debuted their car and it's very very very minimalistic on the inside but it's the Mercedes av tr so it's after the movie Avatar because it looks like the Damn Avatar so psychotic Avatar car You can't really see Alex Cool. Yes for those of you listening makes y'all y'all google stuff but It's beautiful my door list. This is why I would say sedan. But that means it's a four door but it looks like a frame looks like he has a Philips Hue Light System. It looks like yes. The light cycle the things. I love Tron so the wheels when you get a closer look to him a shovel to supercar. Blondie I've been watching her them Youtube They were showing in Vegas. They were shutting streets down so people were looking at the cars as they wrote now and they showed this one awful lot and apparently it's supposed also be able to do Like there's no steering wheel in there because it's supposed to be self driving so there's this little control pad in the center where the armrest is and you're supposed to be. Yeah I would like touch it and basically motion with the car and then you can interface by using hand motions on the inside and they just make these for fine right. 'cause these never come to fruition nation so well some of these are prototypes that they just working on to come out in the future. So some do come into fruition and then some of them coming in whether they're just like different little pieces of the car because I think it takes years for things to roll out as a whole because even like body frames. I feel like we haven't seen the car. Body frame changed significantly in like ten fifteen years. Really because at one point I I feel like they won't feels like thought cars would look like in twenty. Just take a look at this Someone to see this inside because the insight I liked the wheels phobia thing. Who would not go back? Thank you so it's the back one I told you kinda weird because it's coming back supposed to represent scales also because In the movie the Avatar like the little thing that they wrote on them things in the back. I got the horses in the bag. He said a door. Open that glass door. Yeah thing his Co. hour drive it. I mean you're driving US riding it so I'd sit and look at it. Look at how like the sea and all that like when you touch that interfaces supposed to be able to adjust everything whether it's like the sound profiles for you the seat adjustment so this lady doesn't Look Lux enough to sell the vision to me. She reviews cars. All of my youtube channel is nothing but her going to review 'em looking so she's not affiliated the eightieth the brand. Oh yeah this is just walk into. She's okay well there you go. You know what I'm saying. What speak shadow to youtube? Because I was just you know I like getting high and just getting lost in the sauce on Youtube looking at other electronic listening music or whatever but Jay Leno who I had no idea Jay Leno oh been doing. He has a youtube channel where he just goes through cars. You know he has like a million cards car collective. I didn't know he was gone. Figure sitting around somewhere maybe trade show huge like they have they on his youtube channel. He goes to all of my. He goes through those toxins. The New People about new cars are looked at the wheels on this too by the way crazy. This is okay. I don't know why they never did a cartoon about Jay Leno driving or something. Yeah Oh that's there was this. It's a no brainer missed opportunity. There huge missed opportunity. Okay look at their whatever the fuck that that's that's the car but yes In a regular consumer electronics do have. We do have a lot of time and my running low on time. I feel like I've been talking for a long time. Yeah okay good okay. Good I WANNA talk about. TV's 'cause let's talk about things that we all use right. TV's are changing TCI Company. I mentioned earlier They them mm Samsung and a few other companies they showed all sorts of type of. TV's so they're doing these foldable or rollerball TV's so you can actually install like a little slim base and the TV will roll out or it'll roll down. It could be a drop down TV or roll up but it's literally a flat. TV So you can have the TV any damn where ah up against the wall and it's not like taking up space and it's not heavy Mr flat as TV and they also did oversize slip and slide. I mean I I made these. He's green right. Well yeah so I guess. They have projectors in mind because they also debuted on wall TVs so like wall-sized huge oversized TV. and Um we're home theater that'd be it was really cool looking at all the different Oversized TV's the slim like a thin TV's and then they were also talking about Oh the age of the cell phone they were talking about Rotating TV's so like you can literally get a TV and if you're watching something and its vertical only the TV will literally fucking rotate verdy now. That sounds like a great way to waste your income tax refund. Just don't want it because that's too much wall space. After have to account for now because now I have to have their space for Mashi go vertical. And then if you WANNA go back horizontal because I live in New York due due to in barely can put forth lama good sized split screen. I can't have that patrol taken is too big so yeah. Yeah but who don't want they living room to look like the movies like the whole damn war being like fire and imagine never mind. That's fine that's all I got this. I mean low key when we were talking about the the flash TV's or like the Tummy. TV Hey what's up. Everybody you you just get this. TV and once a day the layers just gonNa shed and shed until it's flat like this So they were debut and the TV's sizes and because the TV's are getting so big you know with tech every year. Resolutions go up so I don't know why I just got a four K.. TV Don't even still know the difference between the seven twenty eight P and all that but now there were talking about Ak okay for next year so thousand dollars. When I was getting my TV? 'cause I really couldn't see the difference and the guy was so honest. I appreciated him at at best buy. He was like cancer. You the truth. It was like to the I think not a difference. This is someone that likes tech specs. You know immediately turn you on but the difference between the two that I was looking at was like a five hundred dollar difference for something at the I literally couldn't Intel. That's why I got me one house like I'm not it's just not I mean I two lights our respects just to see what I need. Dan Probably don't need and still don't get have. I'm sure it's cool to read. Because he was saying I was like ooh. But then when I turn it on I was like go when they release the latest playstation of the. ps four they were doing the It's the PS four pro. Now they were saying the pro. You can see four four K.. Difference but that's only a four K.. TV when I got my When I got my new playstation the only reason that I got a four K.? TV is because I trade it in my uh-huh and and it was only like fifty dollars. Thank God game. Stop I gotcha. That day it was only GonNa get the new playstation and so I was like I can give you a new fucking TV then. And I got me a new four K.. TV and the resolution settings does change. Like when I'm watching it through my playstation versus a regular thing on my TV and see the color change. I can't really depict whether or not pitcher fuller can't see. I do see a difference and I to be honest. I don't really like the different. And that's what I was GONNA say. 'cause it seems darker harsher vivid sometimes about it. I'm like it's doesn't feel like better than me. Yeah I can't be so I don't WanNa feel like I'm in the room in the studio right. Just WanNa watch movies look like a play. That's taken taken away where you feel like you're on stage with them and maybe some people find that cool and maybe it depends on what you're doing. Maybe for gaming that looks cool when you're watching a film home I'm like there's something about it that has been taken away because it's so clear and you know like you said there's like now we ate cam ladies poor actors the make up. I agree and you know this I was watching the drake and future life. His video and I felt when they were on the garbage truck. I felt like I was literally on a chair on a high Lift chair watching it in the studio now. This looks Craig. It did look like a set me. It's like it's almost like you. You see the set more you watch the same damn thing on your cell phone and get a completely different field completely so so weird. Who is better? I think the problem lies because this is a CIS like consumer electronics show but electrons are will anything really. I guess there's always that that bloody line like it always just kind of league Khalid's whether it's going to be consumer versus pro so it's hard even like when I'm buying headphones for music like are these headphones I can just enjoy music on or are they gonNA give me every fucking detail because they think I want to edit this shit like it's so hard even looking at TV's. Because I feel like an idiot when I'm watching. TV AND MY TV down dark. Does the scene changes like a smart TV. So we're changing for the scene. It's like well no bitch Ma is is bad. You can't be changed to the resolution on me so it's a very weird when companies come out with all of these things you can soup up but they don't give you something that's just palatable that people just want to enjoy so that's Kinda. Why enjoy the fact that everything's becoming too where you you can optimize it yourself so much but sometimes I just want it like you know when you just WanNa put out the box Canadian? Enjoy it you don't want to have to go through all your settings to find the best ones or the right wants to sing with all your issue and some of us aren't going to adjust beyond the factory said no absolutely not as we're all right out. The box stressful my new Samsung concern. I was like pressing so much shit after a while I was like forget it. It's just GONNA look. I look like magic because there used to be magic in that like I remember being young long anything magical to like. Take out your first oldest cell phone with no fucking Images on it and go through all your settings and make sure you had it the way that you wanted it like to be able to collect laptop and you know work on your hot spots or whatever the fuck you're doing on your laptop like he used to be cool to take out something and customize it but then sometimes it's cool to just take take something out and enjoy. The issue is hard to have to sit for an hour to figure out what color my TV supposed to be before it could turn on. Love me hip hop. Tell no lie Dan even though this is really. I guess it doesn't make sense. I don't always want to have a choice when it comes. Excessive always want to have the burden of making the choice of how you know what I mean right sometimes choices just picking it up because there's this work in house and TV. So can I just pick up. 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So I am sleeping and I hear you know when you leave When you don't close the Faucet all the way you hear like the droplets sometimes if you're a light sleeper you'll hear it will literally wake you out of your bed saw? Aw I heard it and I was like Oh so get up go to turn it off but it's not. It's not my bathroom so I'm like okay. I pull away the shower curtain. And maybe it's the shower. It's not the shower either as step into the hallway and I hear the water coming from the second bedroom. Oh Oh and at that point my heart start beating fast because I was like why would water. Why would the sound of water? There's no water source in that room. The book I was hoping you were telling me. Riches playing right opened the door and there's a shower happening my second bedroom. which you guys know is my office where my I know my pinter my desperate? Here's the beauty of it woke. Oh Cup in time before it spread toward but it was literally as. I'm not exaggerating inch Margot Margot water was coming down. It was already on my desk but it hadn't slid over enough to get the top of my so if I had slept even five more have been I would have woken up to my ship all my God so I'm freaking out because I don't know what to do. I moved everything but then I'm like what happens because this isn't coming from me. So how do you control the spread of water coming from the because it was spreading it was sliding down own started coming over Yano that my bedroom bedroom. I've put a lot of time and effort and so I started. Panicking flashy goes to my bedroom. GonNa lose my Shit Shit so an hour's going now. I'm looking at the time because I have a fly and I'm like why would this be happening now. Like all days. Why is is it happening period then the alarm starts going off And is like the automated voice. She's like fire fire. Fire some like. Is it a fire here. Like I run out to my terrorist to see and smell anything or look up and see flames or something. Nothing I don't know who to call because you know you don't call the police lease you call your super of course of course three thirty in the morning building manager. There's no one answer. I don't WanNA call police because we already know. The panic died three thirty in the morning. So I was like I literally just sat on the floor while my bedroom was flying because I had no idea what to do. I'm so sorry and nobody was helping me. And the water started rushing towards is my hallway. And I'm here grabbing when I can try to stop it s Dozen spread and then finally like an hour and a half into a drought coming down and just finally just stopped dripping and alarms finally stopped. They were going off this time. So I'm sitting here in this pool the water. Not Knowing if it's GONNA keep spreading not knowing who to call with no help and the alarm screaming fire fire fire for an hour and a half like anyone anyone would lose their shit. I don't even I hate to even ask but what happens next. So do you know my building manager did not hit me until eight in the morning. No five hours later. Yes and have the nerve to say go on on your flight. Don't worry about it. We'll handle it. My flight is already missed you asshole and and what do you mean you'll go. Don't worry about my house. You didn't even respond to me for five hours. You think I'm going to trust you to handle so much. She can smell like mold and shape fucking which you. Oh my God so oh so. Then when they finally come they had to break holes into the ceiling because they have to put these machines industrial fans to dry out the sheet rock. I guess you know. I don't know the terms for the layers of walls. It's so they bust whole they take out the base everything now. The room is like destroyed. And I'm just sitting there like so I'm losing out on the campaign. This is shocking. I'm like how did this happen because it's a bedroom. Where's that water coming from? I'm assuming everyone's bedroom is on that line. So he tells me he was like you know the meet. The manager dude was like I can't tell you what happened because I don't want the girl to be like crucify and but the cool part is the maintenance man later. I asked him like. Tell me what happened because I need to know the dam water upstairs so apparently it was is a Friday night. Remember the one girl on the eighth floor got super drome. She was where friends. And I guess she heard Her toilet had already been clogged. Because of it was a friend. I'm saying the weekend I had raw sewage cleaning it not so oh sorry no I am about my home so I just I just had to take a lot of the breaths this weekend and our bro at cracked the tooth. I burned my hand because I was under so much like stress over this. That I like my steamer The the water leaned into my hand. It was just. It was a really strange weekend. But here's the wellness part of it. Because I was like I still have to have a productive week. You know the fans have literally. Do you know. Sounds like there's a helicopter and you have you have to leave them on. They're not picking him up until tomorrow tomorrow night low. They're big circles thing. Go and it's six of them and then there's red red or black and then there's a tube coming from them that is going all the way across the bedroom across the hallway fluid into might I sink in the bathroom draining draining the water. 'cause it's like a humidifier a dehumidifier dehumidifier and so I have to deal with that too to that sound because the girl wanted to be drunk and not pay attention to the factor. Apartment was flooding out off drywall. Yeah I WANNA see ruined. Are you ready seven apartments because the thing about it. She's on the eighth floor. I'm on the second floor and she ruined in my bedroom. Imagine the person that was on the seventh floor right under her even WanNa know what their place looks like. Do you know a C- look like no 'cause and because my building doesn't have hallways even out there build. The clearview is no but I just so when the guy called me he was like. Call Your Renter's insurance and I was like I don't have rinses insurance have never had renter's insurance as think and I'm not gonNA blame it on being the New Yorker but I've been here my whole life the projects you don't have never been then in my awareness. I should say not even a concern but it's more so like I just. It's not a conversation I've ever had the adults in my life have never sat me down. I'M NOT GONNA blame anybody damn near forty but it's just something that was not in Maryland and so when he said that you know you feel like a little kid. 'cause you're like wow. Oh Wow that's even think about it. Like damn he's like just call them. Luckily I don't have a lot got damaged because of how early I caught. Got It The most guy damaged was a couple of stacks of books. That's all replaceable. His gross when you think about it because I had stacks acts of clothing that I hadn't figured out where to put yet. You know citizens still like figuring out storage options So that's disgusting now. Now that I know where the I don't even want it and I don't WanNa put it and the vaguely was saying that Mold uh-huh forms and twenty four hours. You know just a lot that had me shook up about it but I you know I the interesting things when I was asking a lot of my friends. All my friends that are from New York didn't have renter's insurance but all my implant friends all have renter's insurance so it's so interesting. It's like two different worlds but do you guys have renter's insurance that my last one man. He's a habit am I knew but I'm getting ahead time to yeah. Don't move to and you have. It was the same way like I had it at my last place and now that I'm a new place I just never got to it because I just got my regular insurance back here that you mentioned this because now I'm back on track with that insurance. Come back on track with daddy issues. Is this so many things to think about in a month Iran online. They go me a lot because the fact that Mr campaign rectified. At all well the Chrissa missile was like the girl lives. She has renter's insurance. She are Odyssey. She's GonNa be going through a lot because she ruined campaign. Well no it but it's fine because you know they understand wasn't my fault that was also pretty rough for me because I've never had to cancel Hansel and cancel so last minute where they literally were expecting me on my way and it's like Yana Higham our work like it means a lot ought to me and so I was just like. Wow that sucked for me. I didn't WanNa look like I was unprofessional. Granted it wasn't my fault. You know that still like weird like Oh my bedroom flooded like I just. I hated everything about it. Would I hated it. Hated that my The landlord and the management just like rationalists. Yeah emailing me go on your flight will figure out what you know. I'm not leaving my home. I WanNa know no where this shitty water came from and I wanNA know what's coming in and out of my seat like that while I'm gone I don't know what the fuck are aren't paying attention to make such a ridiculous suggestion. Oh it was so and I really like you. said it was a nonchalance that bothered me because this is serious uh-huh like I'm thankful that I woke up and I'm such a light sleeper. They use literally you clearly. Walk past me in our weak- but imagine and if if I had left a couple of hours earlier from our flight or the night before like the way that all Pan Douses Kinda gave me anxiety but but in a way you know me. I'm always going to figure out. Like what can I take from this. The most important one was year in adult. You should have see why a renter's so one of the things to outside of like flooding and fire and and whatever other payrolls as the insurance company called it one thing that I was when I was looking at it because I wanted to get an idea like what what does it cover you know what what exactly so I looked up this article. A bunch of articles with there was this Website called LEMONADE DOT COM. They are on insurance company. I'm not saying that. I signed with them but Davis is in exam. But I love that outside of just offering you insurance they also have a Lotta log posts kinda breaking down like what's not covered. What is covered covered? What you have to get extra coverage for like if you have fine jewelry? That's over like ten thousand dollars but you know what's interesting if you if you one example they gave me. Is that if you have your phone and you go to a cafe Faye and you go and leave your phone on the table. Put your coffee order in. Go back to your table. Your phone is gone. That's covered under under year. Renter's insurance isn't that interesting I didn't I would never have thought that because I was at the coffee I'm paying a damn thing here except for this Cup of coffee where we live was one of the biggest thefts bicycles. That's like a big business. It's not it is coming so obviously you have to check in with your renter's insurance because I'm sure they're going to have different policies based on the company so so definitely. Don't take my word for it also to find that out but I thought that was interesting. I never would have thought that things. Outside of the actual apartment would be covered badminton insurance. One thing that they did say too is that they don't cover natural disasters so the flooding was because of rain or hurricane. Can you on your own without one. It has to be damaged that came in turn from the yeah from the drunk neighbor was starring available Friday and know when we're going up to the eighth floor just a looming Pans like Tunisia and water. But you know no way I was thinking like how fucked up is that like think about the debt. She's about to incur. That's crazy unless I got Turns unless you just got it like that and really. Don't give us how fucked up where you to where you fucked up. All of these apartments was wild. They was telling me that she fell asleep. While you know when whatever was in the bathroom that happened she went to bed so she he didn't even catch when the water started coming out and her entire apartment got flooded. She gives so it wasn't until six in the morning when the The maintenance man came remember. Like I said there are no hallways in my building because it's elevator entrance so he has come to her terrace Harris and was banging on the glass for twenty minutes because she was sleeping. And he say he's seeing the water rushing through the whole apartment like Komo and she's knocked bedroom and then he said he saw her come up and literally in her groggy. Sleep kind of looking around like Oh you know like. He saw her when this came to her awareness of what was happening with a coworker. She must have four local the drinking. I don't know because I wasn't there but that's the show was he'll with. Nt No she came out and it was just like Oh Shit Oh shit and by then it was. It had been running for hours because if I discovered it at three thirty and he didn't knock the thing to a six and water still rushing out like No and you know it's scary to think about because it can happen to anybody he. I don't think I would sleep through my house flooding. I really don't think so clearly if I could hear droplets and it woke me up but you know we're humans should happen especially especially apartments are falling asleep with food on the stove before from a burning smell. Woke me up and I'm like Oh my God I'm GonNa sit. He's veto fire. They're like Yeah I like what I'm saying. We do like to sleep in the How's your apartment and panic? Because you couldn't remember if you turn something off or the stole my space heater. One based the train in bathing suits have gone back banquets and then it's not even on but it's like it's fine. I rather you know. So that's why I'm like as angry as our was because it was such an inconvenience Siemian due to her negligence. Like you know I lost work. The sound of the helicopters that I have to try to sleep with because you can't turn them off like just the you know. It's like a lot of anxiety because now they said what they're gonNA do when they come tomorrow is that they have to assess if the machines dried out the wall. Enough offer to start the repair work or they might have to rip out my entire ceiling which will be my preferred On his vision. Anyway the hotel and how long you and they need to get off the shit out of this and the guy was like. You're lucky because you have two bedrooms. He said for a lot of the upper apartments that was their bedroom dam. And that fucking sucks that sucks snaggy leaping and sewer water dripping. Hang on your face and your nightmare. She needs to move our wonder like are they gonNA kick are. They can't out right. They won't renew her lease hitter. Out of here outside the damn apartment building them friends has got to go. ooh Joker your money. We now when I come home I look like I want to catch her in the south the band together and get things right on that shit that Shit Yeah. uh-huh follow upstairs. Came take me out or uncle got day. I'm never mind we're like they did jazzy. Jeff that's good so I say all that to say this whether you you caused a flood whether the flood you or fire or you like we said it happens with with it happens happens with forgetting that you left the Damn Stove on which I'm done before Renter's insurance many of you know this already Sherman. You've I've been on this before the few or many who like me just weren't thinking about this shit because as adults this shit you have to pay for already you lose and even when I was reading the articles so that I was trying to inform ourselves to see which company I should go with when they were saying like. Oh we don't cover natural disasters but then there's like a flooding insurance that you have to like on top of that. I'm like are you kidding. And there was at least five times within the article where it was like extra exchange Sharon says and we all know. Insurance is like the biggest hostile. Why was I watching Broad City and it was episode where they were trying to go to the destination wedding so when they were at the carbonell spot the lady offered all these different insurances she was the black woman from orange. Is the new black. Just me So she offer always insurances says they got all of them long story Short Lincoln. Black Dude on there He stayed with the rental car because he's one end up getting because it's got a tire so the at the end they show him getting charged with Oh shit and she was like he was bought the insurance and she was like you didn't buy this insurance because I bought everyone. You offer these things like you didn't ask you offer ten different ones the shoplifting not fan. That's such a hustle which China like stay afloat with health insurance dental insurance. Sorry guys transfer every now. Damn you'd be like I'm GonNa Happen in there too and the only good thing with Renter's insurance from what I saw. Aw that is relatively affordable. Yeah like you can get it five dollars a month up to fifty sixty. Obviously it's based on the coverage that you're looking for you and that's the thing too like they were saying one of the midst is that people were like. Oh I don't have like expensive things in my house in our artwork. That's like expensive or fine jewelry or any of the of the like but it think about anyone who's had to start from scratch in an apartment four expose every towels all that shit adds up and before you know it. You're like spending thousands of dollars so it's best to like be protected so so you don't have to start from scratch by four going to be about two bit. She's way below has got to go. I like I said the most interesting part was the coverage that you get with things outside of your home because it's still your stuff which is what you're covering in the insurance so so that is interesting. That actually thought was like a little bit more incentive more I guess Appealing yeah way anymore. They even said like you know accidents. I give you spill something on someone's laptop your insurance will cover. Your insurance will cover that and that happens to especially with someone that works at libraries and cafes owned top. I mean he's yeah so I just wanted to bring that into awareness because like I said it was not a Combo I was ever happy and so so as Shitty as the situation was I mean. I'm thankful that at least like I pulled that from it because now I will that will be handled handled A. C. Nasty for her toilet of in the first day on place you nasty kind of what kind of Diet Bis guy her not throwing tampons and toilet. We'll I mean I don't know that makes me even more mad. I'm wondering if she was young was 'cause I'm getting like my first apartment vibe survive. I'm getting the fact that you don't. I know these things could be old press. We really don't know whatever. The cases protect NEX protect. Go walls and your desk computer now. I'm staring at the ceiling. 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Move on back to Asante Onta- Misdemeanor Zip lining up to say Fran ain't no new music. Not After that I just feel so I feel so bad friend I feel so like I said it could have been so much worse so I'm just thankful that even when they asked me like what was damage I literally just showed them clothing and books and they were like. Oh you're good. You know like no actually not I mean emotionally shit over my head. I'm good well you know like I said it is what it is. I got to work through it. But that's the. NFL cracked a tooth. Jerry it is tough on a plane came with a bang but I am all right. Maybe next month we'll find your sixty single. Just something to look at things will flush out next month rally. We got to laugh to keep from crying. I love this weekend music I thought we should do something we haven't done in a while. So I wanted to an ace breaker. Okay remember icebreaker where we did little fun questions and stuff so I've been watching tons and tons of like Seoul ciphers You know the latest one. We had Kisha Coal Landrieu Carl Thomas Anthony Hamilton. Let's show Change this was the yes. The soul train awards They had They aired on bt and so they did THEY DO A. Bt's suicide for the soul train. Sold Cypher if he's not on bt. I guess but usually he's on meeting But there's always somebody in there showing up and showing out You know fantasia has been in the Seoul Cypher. Kelly prices done soul savor those zero Lou. James Niger yes Speaking of him because that was so funny. I don't even know if Lomo has ever done the cipher. Maybe she's done a long time ago working ERC is she would. She would so actually key. That's where I was going to go. named him on people that have done the sole cypher. So for those of you listening we might name people that have done it. And we just don't remember Burger or we don't give a fuck because we just doing this but I want to ask hypothetically who would you have in a bt so cypher I'm GONNA thought a bunch of names. These aren't people have to necessarily US but just just to get your reminder of the feel of where we used to go with this or we could go with this I would love to see instill here and I know you probably don't care anymore. That might be listening Deborah Cox. Oh yes she's still got just because there were so many other songs there but you know I wanna know like what type of woman she's going to do when she Because she does too so cypher like you know I don't know how he got here because you know they always do a little shot to somebody. Oh hits or something like that but I would love to hear. Deborah Cox. Sold Cypher I don't know Wii done it. But you know her overseeing an ass she would do. Great Massage Cypher Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson. I was GONNA say Johnson Lena Johnson would would wear that sold to the floor. She will hear me she would kill it she will fucking kill US Alina. Do you hear me get your soul. It was talking about the price. Selena Johnson okay. Okay okay yeah so yeah. Those are just Those are a lot of women but You know there's tons of ood who else could do it The Angelo he could come out and well I think it moves child. I don't know about music why she got a strong enough thing. Going on right now to you know you gotta it takes to me you. Part of the soul part of a successful stint in the sole side. Yes is your prowess your presence. Overall like as singer needs to be a ferocious element to your house. Yeah you know you gotTa Fuck You. You know what I'm saying. Like he runner the two in and we know that you have to approach to the the mindset of this is the guy they have sold Cypher. And I'm about to fuck this I just don't see that coming from Anthony. Hamilton impacts upon. 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It was really funny but really good and Daly's of course was like to be around in the here You know this is a really really really random side no. I don't know how high was when this happened to me. or Why even thought about. Oh from paramore go. Oh here Cypher. I wanted him Brian. Hey Height is three time author author close to locate a worse hosting Erica. Bye Dude Hi. y'All EH Lady Gaga. Oh my God how could we forget. 'em Is always think I'm telling Special Ooh I want to hear Amber Riley just thinking about it embarrassing Robin Songs. I don't know when or why me but but I wanNA hear future Full of me by eight Macedo. Imagine futures you hear. Take me but I really hear it in his voice box. Shit Shit go ahead. I'm telling you these Tory lanes. These young chicks type was listen the now the list of records for chicks tapes. I can map up. Chicks tape six to ten fourteen. Relying on speaking of Saul Cypher. Nineties Girls Santi War chicks tapes. On how now she does. He sounded great. She did talk on the cover yes he did talk about how good Ashanti looked. I mean she was ridiculous but was she looked fucking fantastic. y'All performance she do that. Yeah that's how. She was screaming her resident evil. I forgot she was in the resume. Evil movie ooh. She was acting so terribly along Mike EPPs and it was so funny to watch but she just looked so damn good. I see why cast our finance but yeah that's it's really it for the music minute segment wants. Do the icebreaker. Now we get to do the part where you get it on deck. I thought he was getting his listening lately and he got me good now. Wanted List lately where you guys get to hear about what we've been listening to lately. So friend friend start us off. Please tell me what have you been listening to though speaking to toy lanes this song you know always say on spotify five one year playlist finishes or whatever albums give you like suggested songs ask similar so this artist named Brianna cash familiar millier interested record with toy lanes and it's gone numb and it's really good outgrowth begging minister-elect choosing someone knows when it's all you take my painters and just like it ended the I. Yeah come on now you find out Tori lands working on the D- dirty money over ed flip. That far came in literally turn. Oh real it even though Tori always gets you within the styles come on. You can't see them for our stuff and not have us going crazy. So another record. Did I really hope I'm saying her. Name Right. Shin Siha I on the best best. Am Rush. And I should have definitely looked it up. But it's E. N. S. E. E. A.. She has a record with tiger. Shut down to the to the CA- labs and it's called blessed and is a great song to add to your workout playlist Yup Thank God for life looking number back bad bad bad ED. Good try try try. Hi nightside techniques clad worldwide food. Or sometimes they're not Who another happy hour you gotta give some loves to pop smoke? What Song? Sorry uh-huh so. He dropped a new record. Chris Walking in this hour ago saying l.. Finish and they smoke. She like you from we plus on Nigga saying because he was talking with friends so Herat bag right now walking around this who tag drill apes Lord. Now Mommy's got an aggressive play a drill the the gym though she'd been listening to Fran I'm trying to think okay last one last one twenty two. Jeez oh the married. Being what are your mask. Or structural autograph books are spin that blocking tangles with plastic bags the purpose purpose. But he's only his talk. Meskel strep throats of Bryan spin that block out breathtaking plastic. That's the way it goes out. Black suburbans pull out of the kids. How you feel you on this really strange? That was twenty two. The records cost suburban part. Two hours just to the sniper gang freestyle listening to Asante sniper gang freestyle. Happy hard interest in what you've been listening to Sean about the hitch over the few songs overdue. So come on do this this song. I'm not even going to qualify this dope shit this longest dance monkey no offense damn by tones the unpack that USA Abbas fastened. Yeah see commercialism right They use in a couple of different commercials next on that I WANNA show your is by Dan The antilock brakes on the Jaguars project. which is the Travis Scott Mix tape that has like allies artists or whatever from his label on their Is caught had enough and his featuring offset they want off saying. This is like my shit right now see already. Yes love that I know. I know Pink e it to it's called adenoma tyler featuring quavo awesome it's on the Jaguars Project which is like I said? Trevor Scott spy do the right thing the jam so speaking you know Selena Johnson from earlier on called Freelance Lover Or her new album woman. That's about to come out or January. Thirtieth believes that released. Forgive me if that's not what the actual day but at the end of this month is coming out but it's called freelance love It's an archipelago song. It's just let me just play it I told you I ain't qualifying shit anyway choice. So what am I even talking for. Here's a song Take a hard Vega Welcome me when you need it. Don't make a your girlfriend you. Don't they need to. They neither line backed up like in. You live sorry Solon I really feel for That's freelance lover by stealing the Johnson. And I love that song. So that's it for this week. Eleven ludicrous I tell you what you're listening to. Well I'm not gonNA play this song I have Otani just want to quickly show Genego she put out a pussy very Sat out the LIA Tribu. Yes I tomatoes. I'm not on it. What happened she danced? The News. Like Leah Oh really take hold of cool. Yeah you know I just I appreciate appreciate you for always putting out these records looking the way you look and just always say vibe so shutouts pussy fairy. I want to make sure I mention that pussy fairy. Ot W I have some random songs. I WANNA shout out and I'm GONNA play like a couple of snippets I'm going to try to keep this down to three The first song on that I want to play a little bit of is on that I just kind of been digging to off and on I've been hearing music and passing. And then Nazism she's Cam am. I GONNA come back to that later. So the song say that while I was slapping the shit out of shutout slave slate. Pete rose this song. Call Wou It's not reality. Or Jesse they gotTA DO The Catholic the Krung. Then you have to look up. Sleepy rose and that song is called Woo. That was tight. I love some some. That always makes right and it reminds us on that came out with the The negative came out Okay calm gain dead Nick Nick Nick here. On Kurt Kelly Clarkson uh-huh she got. Hey say 'cause we ought in her beautiful. Disaster live by Kelly Clarkson with this is here once again Jeevan as not it. Really Pricing Kelly Clarkson. Oh what are the lyrics destined. What's up do they could do? The boy is mine they were here. The boy is mine Kelly price and killing his mind. Can't you in play Kelly Clarkson and skirt with that. Monica split video randomly. I came here. I don't know why it sounds so clear is good it is it is I'm thinking about Kelly Carson. Okay anyway I WANNA shout are also see also as well So basically the record that I just played a part of a two pack released by trump. T- are you There's a song with two chains and school is called Virgil discount. And I'M GONNA play offs snipping in Tony Burgener. Discount Hundred miscount seventy six southeast stop big housing how it would it would seem like go. Your Life Protein. Close the changes. Back do you plan. Ah to future bankers Anyway I've been listening to a lot of hip hop lately. I've also listened to a lot of arm beyond repeat but it's been stuff that's kind abi now I've been living I've been living a little bit longer with Tanaka as project. I'm still fucking with is amazing Actually love track now to. There's one track that I could kind of do without. But that's a sometimes he thinks on our. I don't have wine. I like so many of them can story of US was pulling for a very long time. I love the production on cash. Jason Switch up I also really really enjoy What's the one thing about ghetto boy? That's not on there but that's an incredible you. You made me because I always go to on my damnest scientists like it is and I wanNA. It'd be an video because you now artists be shooting Ovidio. Sometimes I really WANNA be the ghetto boy video. Tonight's speaking of videos. This ain't even. Oh but Tanaka you still always the cash rates video. I have not forgotten my favorite song on the project is life's too short. Oh yeah I really would like for her to do a video. Maybe heard the title Stu. It's been a it is time. And it's attorney concede I'm just I tasked implemented yes And speaking of things that I've also live with. I wanted to make sure I mentioned missy Elliott Drip demeanor was always. Go for me. I'm glad that we've got a video for almost every song off the project with said Missy you know if you have it in your heart I would just love for a video for cool off. I've been listening to cool off for those. Yeah they didn't listen to this project. Cool off is one of the songs on there and it is a hot song. I don't know why it's called cool off when it's so hot but you know missy just keeps coming with the magic so this is my the last week. And they were getting out of here or they were going to say. MISSY ELLIOTT ICON allergy. This is cool off missy. Elliott exclusive. Don't don't don't don't don't don't don't don't do it did it. Did Daddy did did did talk shit to fit. Never I get it get it get which. Aw Dono is. We'd be dancing in the studio anytime any kid does. It goes so for those that have M- asleep in. I just forgot their MRIs. MRIs back I need to add that tomorrow. I'll play this. They're right there when I heard The first one though back I thought cool off was going to be like second or third single Google but audiovisuals I love so hopefully she just giving us audits Varna tracks so when half shot that I wanted to say thank you missy wanted to say thank tonight Shay Yeah give me projects addicts that. I've been living with for a while and thank you toy lanes because there were too many dam. Projects are tracks from me. Now live with a quick shout out to party next door. He just dropped upped his video for loyal feature drake. It's a claymation video. It's not what you would expect but I think it's still cooler interesting to watch so check it out and that's it for the music man segment and now now we can move on down the road to TV man destined. What the fuck? If you've been watching really briefly breath we need to touch on real housewives of Atlanta. Because it's a whole lot going on Last week there was a huge bill open. Toronto de spilled over to this week I mean almost got physical Nina's unraveling before is and I don't know what's going on but something is because she's doing shit on his show friend. That is so ridiculous. And isn't that every sees lately. And that's why I'm like Mimi is unraveling like I don't know if it's The shiftless dad son. I don't know what it is but like something is going on and uni. He is like bugging here. So just watch the show and Kenya's make an incredible television but I didn't like what she did to Tango Sam last week. 'cause I already feel like Tan deserves that no So I wanted to touch on that really quick one other thing. I WANNA touch on briefly the trailer for loving hip hop. They have a mid-season trailer. They just came out today day and in the trailer. Sandy seeing physical with Kim Bella and yes and see what I mean. You've watched that show you know that that's kind of not even Mikhail. That's out of character for you. Andy and what he's presented on the show but it's completely understandable if you've been keeping up and Kelly has been literally asking for it for like three seasons and is is just tricky. But we're GONNA talk more about friendship next week so we'll put a pin in that anyway The last thing that I don't want to sit on the main topic I wanted to discuss rather during the TV land segment. This week is Netflix. Because right now going on in net flicks into so first of all the Aaron Hernandez Y somebody lists did shot out to his cousin. Okay okay because that is what you call. Loyal now four K. and without spoiling uh-huh just is something that people need to watch and to me. When I think about Aaron Hernandez I think about him being a killer and I don't think about anything else if you watched it so you know what I mean when I say I don't think about nothing else so I'm having trouble understanding why this narrative has been created to go humanize him in the most personal way? No for US OFF SO I. I don't know why I'm back up new season Grayson. Frankie is appointing behind. Aren't even no season on if you want good laughs. It's Lily Tomlin Jane Fonda Watch the show and Lily. Tomlin is literally me like older friend for real like come on so sorry today. Of course the circle which you know we've watched its. Oh I will say they'll say in the last two or three episodes somewhere in there. All right I guess OUTTA wouldn't mind you being the final. Want him the win over him. Vilifying the black Antonio I think that Shit Alive Tonio Home I just knew he was gonNA pull up on Joey Ass motherfucker. So what is it C.. They also have the Tyler Perry feature fall from grace. Where in Russia to win Maya was like Macabre and that was I wou I do not know? It was causing such an uproar talk of the time every time talking about you know a shot in their fleets. I got invited to watch for like a private screening of the movie before it came and so cute on the couch. I enjoyed myself so I went into that film with the idea. I said I'm I'm fine. How many times have a good time? I wanted to be entertained and I I was and so they had a good time. We'll watch it again. It was very funny. Honey grace fail so okay then you have cheer which is a really cool committee on. Netflix will start playing. Like the previews does really good really good. I won't give away too many details but It's a great it really is gripping it catches you up and then you are completely a mostly invest last everybody to body. There's another one. I hate being ill-prepared like this. There was another one just came to me that I watched On netflix about a football team. What is it called last chance you or something like that is fantastic fantastic? It's about this Junior college where they send a lot of athletes that could have went to d one schools or whatever but because they have to do whatever for whatever reason they ended up at this School in his where they pick Athletes to go into those schools or be drafted straight into the league and yeah and it is again each see each Two seasons they change locations to a different school. I won't give away too much but it's incredible. Netflix has some great fucking. Yes do shot out to Numa her move as Bill. I went to the I want you saw the movie. 'cause I love new premier and watched it. She was like she was like y'All can talk. I was like. Don't tell me that because I was up there having a blast because that was good it was right up my alley. I loved it. I got to watch it again. So shut up to new gels movie on Netflix to the Astronomy Club. I have to give it a chance. Yeah Watch says it's really good pizza and that's it you guys if TV land. And I guess if Really Sean Show anything else he has won. Stay before foliage Outta here. Just come catch us again February thirteenth at Sony Hall We're very excited to have this little lovely show coming up for you guys. Tickets are available available as Sony Hall Dot Com Slash. The friend zone with dashes in between Or you can just search the friends on what you get on Sunny Hall site. It'll come right up February thirteenth doors open at seven PM. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase. Or this is a very cabaret style. Not Jostling okay. Okay but she might be coming out. We saw So coming on February thirteenth. 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Prometheus Scalability with Bryan Boreham

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53:23 min | 2 years ago

Prometheus Scalability with Bryan Boreham

"Prometheus is an open source monitoring system and time series database Prometheus includes a multidimensional data model a query language called prom Q L and a pull model for gathering metrics from your different services pro is widely used by large distributed systems deployments, such as cloud foundry or Cooper, Netease, Prometheus gathers metrics from your services by periodically scraping those services, the metrics gathered they get compressed, and they get stored onto disk for querying, but premiered the assist designed to store all of its records on one host in one set of files, which limits, the scale ability and the availability of those metrics cortex is an open source project built a scale premier Theus cortex, effectively shards premierships by paralleling the ingestion and storage of Prometheus metrics cortex can take metrics from multiple premediation. Instances and store them across a distributed. No sequel database, like dynamo DB or big table or Cassandra. Brian bore ham is in engineer at we've works where he works on deployment, observability and monitoring tools for containers and micro services. Brian wrote much of the code for cortex, and we met up at qb con North America to talk about the motivation for creating cortex, and the broader landscape of Kuban Eddie's monitoring as well as other approaches to scaling pro meet the it was a great conversation with some technical death. And before we get started were gathering feedback in our twenty nineteen listener survey if you can fill that out, go to software engineering daily dot com slash survey. Tell us what we're doing right and what we're doing wrong. And you can also send me an Email. Jeff at software engineering daily dot com to help me chart. A course for twenty nineteen we want to know what topics we should cover and what material is. Useful to you. We're also looking for sponsors for twenty nineteen. 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I recommend checking out triple by dot com slash S E daily because going through the hiring process is really painful and really time consuming. So triple bites saves you a lot of time I'm a big fan of what they're doing over there. And they're also doing a lot of research. You can check out the troll bite blog. You can check out some of the episodes we've done with triple bite founders. It's just a fascinating company. I think they're doing something that's really useful to engineers, so checkout. Triple bite, that's T R I P L E B Y T E dot com slash s daily triple bite bite as in eight bits. Thanks to triple bite and check it out. Ryan burrow. You're an engineer. We works. Welcome to software. Engineering daily. Thank you very much happy to be here. So we're talking about scaling pro meatiest today, but we should start by talking about. What premiered the is is can you explain what is and what problem it solves? Sure promiscuous is a time series store. So the the problem is if you want to look at some number like the CPU usage over time, you switch on your computer is not doing very much so going to be a low number, and then you start up a bunch of services, you CPU usage goes up. So that's that's what we call a time series of a number that varies overtime, very often. You you want to aggregate that number up to the big picture. And then you want to slice it down to find out. What makes up that number? So that that leads to the complexity of the problem, you you will typically have tens of thousands of those time series of different kinds telling you different things you want to aggregate them up. See the some of the average that kind of. Thing or slice them down to understand what they're showing you permit uses gathering. All this data originally in the format of events. Is that correct? I would sign not. It's it basically it's a process that calls scraping, and it goes out on Mexico like a web service, call it talks to bunch of different services. That's that's one of the superpowers of Burmese ius is that it kind of ultimately discover what you running. So if you're running one thing or ten things or hundred things it can reach out through a variety of mechanisms of service discovery mechanisms and find them make that call on. It's a pool based model. It Kohls out an it pulls back a set of metrics and then on some into volt. So we typically use every fifteen seconds. They'll do it again. So it gets a sample every fifteen seconds for every time series on that builds up over time, and the and that gives you the raw data which you typically render as a as a chart graph overtime. Okay. And. These scraped metrics will say every fifteen seconds. You scrape what you're you're different Cooper Nettie services that are running right? So if you're running Kuban ATS, you'd want to probably scrape all the services all the pods. You'd also want to gather information from nodes like computers that they're running on you probably want to ask coober Netease for some method data, for instance, a pod that his pending won't have any metrics of its own because pending means not running. But that's an interesting metric the number of pods. That are pending that tells you the something maybe not quite right about your cluster. So you actually for me would interrogate that from from coober ET's itself. So definitely you would configure it to gather all the metrics Yukon from your application software, also from your infrastructure from you middleware from anywhere on this the permit Theus community has a huge set off agents that can gather that data. They usually called exporters because they export some data. So they they go by names. Like node exporter gives you the the node level the machine level data. There's a bunch of them, and they can convert from other types of metric data good example might be J M X, which is a sort of standard Java metric data and bring it all into premier no matter where it starts from bring it all in an have that data available for analysis. So in the life cycle of one of those fifteen seconds cycles, and you where you go out and scrape all the different services and pods. And basically, whatever you want scrape whatever has an agent on it, what is the format that it's being stored in in is it is it a single time series entry, or is is is there a different entry for each of the different things that you're scraping. Well, let's break down. So the data comes back from the source in basically. Textual form in Ascii with with like the name of the metric so to give it concrete example, HTTP request duration name of the metric, and then some labels because you wanna be able to slice and dice it down. So maybe the name of the service or the the name of the URL PA th or or what have you like you? You can get creative. The labels are the things you slice and dice on. And then the value itself. So if that was a jurisdiction that might be not point one of a second. And then the next time it interrogates that metric maybe it's not point to maybe it's, you know, a different number overtime and the time series are stored individually for each unique set of labels, a so if you had ten copies of your service running that will be ten sets of time series, each one of them might reporting metrics for fifty different end points each one of those you might wanna slice by whether it was a an okay response or an error response. So. You generally add all those tags on the labels to the data in each unique set of labels gives you another time series. So you can quickly get up to the thousands of time series. If you're running a big infrastructure, you'll be you'll be in Andres of thousands or millions of time series. And that's the basis of the system is it writing to a database or writing to a file yet for me this as running writing to file I mean, it's effectively got its own time series database. It employs compression mechanism goes by the name of of guerrilla, compression, if you wanna Google detail behind it, the so this compression, is is basically taking advantage of the fact that one value is likely to be very same as very similar to the one before. And so it it compresses down. So you start off with a like, an eight byte floating point value on it'll it'll compress down to like one bite, and yeah that goes into file basically the time series are also indexed. So that's in the file as well. And that's yeah. That's basically how many Theus works to. It's it's very simple to run one process, and it rights to one area on the disk describe our user queries premiered Theus. Okay. So there is a little you. I built into permit IOUs, they can they can start their that can type a query in the per-, prom, Q L language, and that basically looks like the name of the metric and some curly brackets and the values that you want to narrow down. You know, let's say you wanna look only one service or you wanna look only the five hundred response codes see put that in the curly brackets. And then you might want apply some functions to the data like like, you won't the average or you want the the some one thing divided by the sum of another thing that is all Bill into the procure language the basically statistical functions and the result of that will then be another time series. So typically, you would use a tool that can take the the numbers over time in an render that as a nice colorful chart, I would say one of the most popular is is we work with those guys we've works. We have our own dashboards, which are automatically generated. So you don't have to spend time designing them. But there's a there's a whole range of tools that can render the data take the problem Q L query, which specifies what you wanna see on displayed on the way, that's useful. How long do people want to keep their premier Theus data? That's kind of a tail off basically the most common. Use case is you're looking at the data very recently because you're trying to understand what's happening to your system right now. But for me, I think for a lot of people is useful to say. Well, it was working. Okay. Yesterday. Can I can I go back and compare the very recent data against what it looks like yesterday and see if I can spot something that's different and. Then they they might want to compare against a week ago. Going further back. I mean, the same same principle applies, but but maybe another use case comes to the fore. You want look at trend or something that you want to do maybe capacity planning, you can't really do capacity planning based on on our data about a month or three months or something like that is really going to give you the the long term trend, and if you're purchasing equipment or thinking about budgeting or something like that. So it's based on the use case, I think the people who created permit Theus were very focused on on the here. And now bought they're certainly an argument for the use of the data over time and on wanting to store it for longer when people want to read their data in a prompt Q L query how fast does that query need to render. Well, that's that's kind of a question about human nature, isn't it? I mean, I I would say the goal is is to to draw dashboards in in. The blink of an eye. You know in in under a second. But I suppose, you know, people understand that a lot of data takes time to crunch on on the they'd wait a few seconds for complex query. But it's it's in that range. I think people are not generally willing to wait like minutes for their dashboard to come back. Does the data need to be replicated? Well, maybe I mean, the the I guess the question is what would happen if you if you lost that disk, you know, if you had a a disk failure where you've written data. Now, you could assault that the discard where level would like a raid array or you could think about about taking that data and storing it somewhere else, we've given them contours for the basics of meatiest. What are the scale ability issues of running a permit Theus cluster? Well, actually that that word is is that's the kind of the crux of it there. There isn't really a concept of a permit. Atheist cluster. Verney Theus is is one process that the that runs completely on its off. That's what makes it so easy to manage. So whatever it's doing has to has to fit in the the memory of the machine that you running on us to all of that, compression, I talked about that take CPU power. So that all has to fit on however, many CPU cores you've got and the disco Hoste has to be available from one machine. So that's I mean, there are there are ways to kind of what they call a federation of for many Theus to cascade to do roll ups from permeates the have full detail to like a less detailed view over multiple of them that that's that's the idea federation by there. There isn't really a notion of a cluster, and basically one premiered assists as big as as one machine that you can get hold off to run it on. But if you write a bunch of data, and you never do anything with that data, then you end up with a ton of disks that you've horizontally scale. Pulled out to holder data. Right. Yeah. So so typically you you configure per Macy's with a with a retention time. And it will delete data older than that. Yeah. That's that's kind of your choice how much disk you wanna give it. I think somewhere in the tens hundreds of terabytes would start getting painful distant manage disc- store in that way beverages to cortex. What is cortex? Yeah. So cortex is a horizontally scalable times, he restore built on on ius and cortex aims to allow you to to run it as big as you need to that. That's what we mean by horizontally, scalable, each part can be multiplied and extended and it is also by design highly available. The all the parts are replicated. It works with long-term store stores designed for for your ability and massive scale, and it cortex is also. Multi tenant. We built that for. We've works managed service, which is like a hosted promiscuous. And so we have many many customers come to us. We run their permits effectively we were on their storage, but it's actually cortex pretending to be multiple promiscuous cortex is multi tenant from beginning to end we talked about scraping process. And so we've gone over the basics of the data ingestion system, but permits the has has a component called an ingest or explain what an ingest or is well in cortex, that's the piece that takes the individual services. They're not in gesture in in permit Theus itself. Probably same concept, it's taking the individual samples and stacking them up an applying the compression algorithm at so it it builds up a data structure, which which contains the time series over overtime. So so just to be clear so jester takes in the data that has been scraped. And compresses it. Yeah. President formats is the the the promiscuous is is one process. All all of the components are software. You know, different parts of the software, but they're all linked together into one program. And it's sitting there it's doing the scraping. It's doing the compressing it's doing the storing stirring the serving of queries altogether. The cortex is broken out into Microsoft services that that each one does a little piece of the job. And that's and that's how we can scale it by multiplying those services. So yeah. In ingest. I mean as a as a concept is receiving the data on handling it. And what we need to do fundamentally with the data is apply that guerrilla, compression that I mentioned earlier, and once we got a certain amount of data in memory. We want to flush it off to the long-term store. So that's the pattern is is pretty much the same inside for me Theus as it is inside cortex they're engineered differently. For different goals. Digital ocean is a reliable easy to use cloud provider. I've used digital ocean for years whenever I want to get an application off the ground quickly. And I've always loved the focus on user experience, the great documentation and the simple user interface. 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I think permit ius premisses is very efficient one permit. Ius instance, can scrape many things without really taking a lot of resorts. But the compression and storage and serving queries adds to that burden. So you reach a point where where you just can't concentrate anymore with one premisses, so yes, scaling a few. Imagine, you know, you could you could have one permit ius scraping hundred services. Receiving million times series. Every fifteen seconds that usually that have worked. Great bought. There are quite a lot of people who a bigger scale than that. And as you get bigger room on. That's kinda why we built cortex because you can just carry on scaling one instance of cortex too big as you like got it. So if you're some gigantic coober Netease cluster like one of the ones that JD dot com runs, and you wanna monitor it with two different patterns. You might take would be to you could stand up multiple premisses processes and right? You could just have the them divide and conquer across the cluster or you could use cortex or those alternatives divide unconquered. You you need to figure out some way of dividing down. I think for most people to the scale problem isn't maybe not so much one gigantic cluster, but they have many teams, and so they give each one their own permissiveness. And then they have the problem of how do I? Do I get a global view of all of my infrastructure of all of my resorts usage. But yeah, you're right. There are people who have have single clusters, and they have another problem, which is it may not be easy to see division between one thing, and, you know, some people divide apps versus infrastructure or one data center versus another data center. You've got to find those divisions. If you're working that way, but permits doesn't have comes up of domestically. Splitting up the data charting the data. You have to manually make that choice about where the divisions are. So with that said, how are you scaling premier? Whereas the is this can we think of this is a sharded version of permeates. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. We take the basic components. We break them into Microsoft Office. So we can run multiples of them. We do an automatic Scharping process, which is essentially based off hashing labels in the time series. So we we. Got a fairly even distribution of the incoming time-series to are ingested processes. And then we I store we don't just write to disk. We use a distributed database. We have a number of back ends in cortex Cassandra is one dynamo DB in other Google big table is another. So we use one of those stores, which are themselves massively scalable to hold the compressed data and also to index it so we can find it again quickly. So let me just try to see if I have it right in the normal premium. Let's say I'm just a small company got fifty services. It's not too intense and premieres his monitoring this whole thing, I've got a single premium process that's periodically every fifteen seconds or so scanning my cluster scraping the metrics that I'm asking for based on labels and storing it in a file and a time. Eary's database if on the other hand, I'm running a gigantic cluster. Then I need to scale my premier somehow. Maybe I could just run my own Prometheus multiprocessing, multiple meatiest, you know, divide and conquer strategy as we were talking about. And maybe right two separate files or find some way to merge, the files into the same thing to get some kind of global view. But what cortex does is it? It just takes care of all of that for you by just saying, okay, we're going to scrape your entire cluster, and just or scrape all of your clusters scrape multiple clusters and hide the details of that that unified view for you. Right. We can affect run a permit ius instance as big as you like because it's ridge really cortex. It's really automatically sharded across many processes where we speak the same API. But it's it's done differently internally. I will say the the scraping part. Actually, we still use regular permit ius for that. So you may still run five or ten or however, many you need to permit use to do the original scraping. But because we're not using them for any queries. We're not using the storage feature. Those are pretty lightweight. They just scrape the metrics, and they send them off over an API. The that was created to to do this kind of thing to to use a different storage back end was permissiveness. And so if there's a high volume of data coming through pro meatless, there's this ingest part that we've discussed where it it. This is the compression component. Right. You said the gesture does the compression. Is there a bottleneck there if you're just having we're just talking about the single permit use deployment? Well, yeah. It it certainly takes a bit of CPU to do that compression. I it's not sure I would characterize as a bottleneck. I mean, all all of the different parts take a certain amount of effort scraping reaching up. Parsing the results that come back compressing. The data, and then creating the index on goal all of those things take a certain amount of CPU and premisses. It self was being highly optimized over over years to to make each of those parts pretty efficient. So it's just when you get into the millions of tens of millions hundreds of millions of time series that you run a power on one box. And that's when you you look for some system that lets you Charlotte across many in the process of building sharded Burmese Theus you build parallelism for this ingestion process. So you have a hash ring that distributes the different inject the ingestion of all the data across a series of gestures rather than just having one in jester. Can you explain why that is expand the motivation for that? So the hash ring is a is a type of distributed hash table. That's a a well warn technique that has been used in distributed systems for couple of decades. So. So what we need is first of all consistency. We need to send the same time series to the same ingestion every time because it's it's building up a time series in memory, and we can't just kind of spray those around in stunned load, balancer fashion. So we need consistent hashing or Scharping. We we do by hashing. Another thing we need is do not want all the components to be continuously interlocking with each other. You know, maybe interrogating a single database to know what to do. So use the state to structured stupid hash table, whereby. All the components got the same view of who should be doing what? But the only time they communicate about that data structure is is when you add or subtract a component unin jester, basically from the system. So if you if you scaling up the system than you need to update the hash ring as you said, and everyone L the components in the system received that up date. They don't have to. Receive it atomic -ly. But they they will get the new version they'll start operating the new version, but they each have their own copy of that structure on the the distribution the consistent hashing consistent distribution of time series to ingest. There's as done without any cross component interlock. So that's very important for scaling you want. You want all your components to operate independently? Because that gives you the the infant scale ability. So the different premium instances, they are each writing to one or more ingest. There's right there each week. We have a component called a distributor the that sort sought out. So the premisses doesn't care who it's talking to talks to one distributor component in in cortex, the distributor for reasons of officiency the permit Theus skirt the scraping permissible send us batches of samples batches of of time series like a hundred times thousand time if you like. And in that batch will probably have to spread them out across all the jesters. So this tribute your take care of that the the samples come in batch from premisses to one distributor, you can have as many as you like because you need to be scalable horizontally without without limit. Based on the the hash ring or the distributed hash table dot batch of one hundred some polls are split down. Maybe ten goes to a ten goes to be ten goes to see and then the injustice take care of doing the compression. So it it's getting complicated of this part. That's two parts of the distributor is responsible for receiving the samples and figuring out which ingested they go to distributors completely stateless, the ingest or is billing up time series in memory. So it's it's not stateless. It's it's important that we talked to the right one each time. So it's built the each gesture is building up time series data in memory, and then periodically batching it out into compressed loads. Right, right. We typically build a few hours into what we call a chunk and ship that off to the store that that'd be like, a Cassandra dynamo DB like I mentioned earlier, and these compressed chunks. These are. Did they have some readable metadata associated with them? Yeah. The meta data's is essentially all the name of the metric, and all the labels all the label names and values, and so the chunks get stored in a database, like Casandra, dynamo DB or big table. So these are the dynamos style masterless, eventually consistent databases, no sequel databases. Why is this class of database of good fit for the cortex workloads? It's question fundamentally because again, it's horizontally, scalable, you can continue adding capacity in the data store, you know, not not have a limit on the size of your database. There's no. Coordination between different parts of the database. So yeah, that's it fits really well. We we throw these chunks the store. I mean, we've cloud we're we're storing many thousands of second of chunks where each chunk several hours of data in it. And it it just just works. Now. It's so these chunks are pretty big. So it doesn't actually it doesn't matter. If they're well how how do you need to arrange the chunks in the database? I mean, do you because if you have user issues a query to it, you know, I had imagined the user wants to know everything that happened along the span of time. So you would wanna know you'd wanna have these events in or I should say these time series samples in the database arranged in some fashion that you could query any time span, the you would want to and, but if you're to this we have we do that in a few ways. I mean, the the first thing we do is divide the time. In two buckets, which are by default one day. So we in some sense, we actually arranged the database dozens of one day databases. So so we start with what is the time span you're trying to look at and that'll give you a day or give you multiple days. I will go look there in the in the database, we build an index. It's special kind of index on inverted index but fundamentally that lets us go to the right set of data. Once we got the the right day. We go to the right name of the metric like HDTV response time, I used as an example earlier generally in impromptu, all your skin about one metric at a time. And that one metric will have maybe tens of thousands of time series on that day. So you might have narrowed that down you might have asked about you might have given the label for one service that gives us a narrowing there. And the inverted index lets us go straight to the set of time series that match. That label. So now, we have a set of time series on what's in the index at that point is a set of of chunk ideas. So the chunks themselves are pretty much Paik. And you can you can as an option in cortex, you can store the chunks in another kind of store like S three like a which is sort of a bucket style. You don't really have any any particular organization of of the chunks in that sense. But the index is the thing that lets us find the right set of chunks. So we we've worked we we have billions and billions of chunks stored up. So we have this index which lets us find the right set one query for one hour or might involve fetching fifty thousand chunks. Probably that's that's quite a complex case. Maybe there's only one hundred chunks. You know, doesn't matter to the software. It goes and fetches them from the store on packs. The compressed samples that are in those chunks. And then we reuse the permit use query engine. To do all of those statistical functions averaging and whatever based on the role, some polls that we fetched from our store. Contrast, the life cycle of cortex query with the life cycle of normal for meatiest query. Well, it starts off the query in from Q L language is a is a string comes in basically in the same way. We in cortex we will receive that in any one of a number of queer processes in those just the one process, but once it's received that string. There's a process of of parsing the query the pars are then understands which metrics it's interested in on. It it Kohls down into an API in regular Theus. That API goes to the permit use file store. The while. There's those a component Theus cotija de time series database, which is looking at files on disk in the cortex case, we come through the same API, and we end to that process of looking at the index. He looked up the index. We do a bunch of speaking to the store to Sandra dynamo DB. You big table whichever one in the cortex case we fetch back all those little individual chunks. And then we hand back to permit Theus and premisses a an eater pattern to step through value by value. And so in the in the regular premisses case, it's it's stepping through data that is in a file has memory mapped into into the memory of the previous process in the cortex case. It's it's stepping through those chunks that we've returned from store any case it's getting some pool by some and it's doing its GRA Gatien. You know, some averages rate over time those things that are really powerful in promiscuous. That's that's identical. In both cases. There's one more wrinkle in in cortex, we can take a big query like a thirty day query we will actually split into thirty one day queries run. The mole in parallel and sticks them back together again. So that's another advantage of of of the Microsoft's architecture. We we split everything. We can we know we have scale. We know we can run these things in parallel to little bit of an extra wrinkle. They're just at the top layer, basically the same pattern with a different store underneath. Open shift is a coup burnett's platform from red hat open shift takes the coober Netease container orchestration system and adds features. That let you build software. More quickly open shift includes service discovery CIC de built in monitoring and health management and scale ability with open shift you can avoid being locked into any of the particular large cloud providers. 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It was meant as a lower level infrastructure piece to build platforms as a service on top of which is why open shift came into manifestation. So you can check it out by going to software engineering daily dot com slash red hat and. To find out about open shift. Talk through some of the failure scenarios that can occur and your strategies for recovering. We don't so let's take a distributor, for example. So the distributor if I recall is the kind of the load balancer between these different gestures. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. So let's say a distributor crashes or the machine lost power under it. What would happen is the the calls the coal coming in from the scraping from easiest would never receive an answer in the case of a crash. What would happen as it would see its socket close. The sending premisses will then retry dot coal. And if you've arranged your cortex installation that way, it'll find a different distributor, Stitcher stateless. So the same batch of samples will come into a different distributor, and hopefully, it doesn't crash and the call will will proceed through to the jesters. What happens if there's a node failure in the? Query layer probably the dashboard would would show an error, the the user would hit FIV or something like all, you know, most most boards are are on refresh. You know, every every ten seconds or something like that. They would just see some kind of bad result comeback from the query. If it was a if it was coming straighten as a simple query that thing I mentioned where we where we Chartres like a thirty day query into thirty one day queries. We will actually retry that layer. So if we twenty nine results back in one failure, we'd retry that one failure until we have the whole thing and stitch together. So yeah, the query part is is completely stateless the the the request can come back in and would just run again. When a users configuring cortex are they manually describing. Here's how many instances there are. Here's how many jesters I want or is there any like auto configuration based. Yeah. I mean, the number of the number of scraping. Theus will be some feature of of how you're infrastructure is laid out like like, you know, hopefully, you could get away with one. But if you had like one data center or something like that. That would govern that arrangement the configuration number of distributors number of queries. That could be also scaled like if you in Coburn eighties with a horizontal pod Oto scaler not actually aware of anyone doing that. But all of the stateless components of cortex that should work the place where you need to be little bit careful as the jesters because they're they're holding a lot of data in memory to do the, compression, and scaling up would not really be a problem, but scaling down you need to make sure you flush everything to the store before you shut down the gestures you're taking away. And I wouldn't I wouldn't automate that process because we don't really have enough kind of management ultimated around around that at the moment. But it's it's tends to be the the load tends to be pretty consistent over time. Because the where it's coming from is is scraping. You tend to have the same seer? Going on for for days and weeks, at least you know that. That's what we see. I guess because we're running a hosted service. We have a variety of customers that can they kind of average out. So we see a pretty consistent load, and we don't we don't actually scale that up down very often. We do scale up as we get more customers. One thing I'm still a little bit confused on is if you have a single premisses instance, what are the circumstances where you get into a situation where you say, I need scalable permeates. My permit Theus starting to fall over. What are the skill ability bottle necks that were hitting that we need to go and cortex? I think I think very common one is is crash because it's memory, which is is very sad. Because is painful you because permit Theus is designed us as one process that does everything when it crashes, you lose everything. So so the the scraping stops the the queries that were. In flight all fail, and the the data that was being compressed is whatever was was in memory at that point is is lost. So why would you run a memory while it the describing as I was saying can be fairly consistent over time. But the querying is very dynamic because people, you know, maybe they just have a set of dashboards that they never look an all of a sudden there's an incident and everyone's looking at the dashboard, everyone's hitting refresh. So the load on the query side con can be very variable. And in the white promiscuous works is is one process in in one memory space. And you know, let's say you're machine hosts sixty four gigs of memory few use it all with a bunch of people doing queries. The program will fall over. It's very sad to. Yeah. That's the typical thing fulling over because it's memory. I could imagine another symptom would would be slowing down because it can't keep up with the scraping. So instead of. Of a sample every fifteen seconds, you cutting sample of twenty seconds or every thirty seconds because it's just not keeping up. But I yeah, I mean most mostly when I talked to people are in this situation, the symptom they seize actually falling over. So when you say running out of memory, that's because you're doing these scrapes, and you're not batching them out to the ingest or fast enough one. No, I think in the in the permit ius case, it'd be the query side that causes the causes a of memory because that's the thing that that's very variable. Oh, got it. Oh, so if you have too many users queering it at the same time. Yeah. I mean, so imagine the situation is my machines sixty four gigs of ram my permits normally runs at fifty gigs of ram because it's you know, it's pretty busy. So in a lot of work and hundred people have suddenly come in with a query an adjusted tips it over the edge. It's just one of these things that the if you if you run it over the limit than than than it stops. This become problem because people build lots and lots of dashboards on the same premier Theus system. Well, maybe a I guess, you know, these things tend to get popular people getting getting a lot of value from the insights. But, but generally, you know, one one dashboard that's refreshing once a minute or something like that. It is not really a huge amount of load. I think the the corner cases is when everyone gets excited to look at what's going on. Unfortunately, that can be the very time when you need the data. So they're stunned mitigations to run a pair. So the if if somehow you mash to kill one of them than the other one will pick up, but yeah, it is this is the kind of situation that you hear about on. That's what makes people manually chard their data. So they don't have one premisses doing everything they have more than one into this is just a case where like you have enough operators people operating against the cluster and doing 'Sorry against this cluster that there. Just issuing ad hoc queries. And they take down the cluster, and it's the same time where you actually need the data. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Makes sense. So let's take a step back. This is a project that you built within we've works. How does this apply to we works and the companies are working with what we built it? Because we wanted to offer permitS' service. We run this service called we've cloud and people can sign up on they got a they got a range of features to help them operate. Their coober not cluster on those include continuous deployment the guitar feature. I think you were talking to my colleagues about includes kind of dynamic exploration feature in the product. And it includes the time series metrics and dashboards, and alerting and all that good stuff. And we find that bringing those things together is is really powerful, for instance, because we're handling software deployments. We can Mark on the dashboard when a deployment took place quite often. You. Can see a very Mark difference. You know, there was there was a bug in that new version that or just less efficient than the previous version everything is slow down. Or there was a bug that that meant the error rate jumped to thirty percent or something like that. And having having that data together is is is real feature of what we do. We we built cortex number one. Because we we did not want to prevision regular permissiveness for every new customer. You know, that that would have been one way to go maybe run it an Apollo or something like that and come up with some disk storage, and every time a customer signs up to our service, we go through that provisioning process and everyone's got their own Theus. We didn't like that idea. Sounded like a lot of ups work. We didn't want to do. So we built a multi tenant scalable system. So we run one cortex for all of our customers, and they can sign up anytime, you know, middle of the night, they can start up a new instance. On cortex just starts accepting their data. Okay. So this could actually be quite useful to any cloud provider. The wants to permit this as a service. Oh, yeah. On their multiple that have come aboard for the cortex project. Some of the individual authors shout, Tom Wilkie pretty much the his brainchild to begin with. He's graffman labs. No. So that's they had they provide Provincia as a service. I could name Aspen mesh platform. Nine by apologize to the ones. I'm forgetting. But yeah, there's a bunch of people doing just that. It's a it's an open source project. We have a real community going. We have contributions coming from multiple different companies also peeping people running like an internal service provision. So I could call out EA the games company 'electronic arts. You know, they they need to monitor their back end. So your favorite game is available. And they they run cortex main. They have maintainers of cortex on on staff, so internal service provision and external service provision to very much activists cases in the internal case all the different teams at EA conspiracy. Their own Cooper on their own permit. Theus instance, but the internal operator because EA probably runs their own servers, but the internal operator has their own their own headaches to worry about and they can reduce those headaches by just having a single storage system that all of those Prometheus in instances are running against. Yeah. It's it's a sensually the same problem at that scale instead of instead of provisioning multiple Pathy servers with multiple sets of disk storage. You can run one big cortex. What are some other approaches scale? For me. If we widen it out to to scaling time CV's databases, then then there's a bunch of things in that space. The people who have started with premiered on built a solution based on that the notable on his is the final project Thanos was created with a focus on long term storage. And better availability of for me. This cortex started with a focus on multi tenant. So they kinda started in different places. But a lot of similarities between the projects, and it is interesting to see how that develops. We'll talk to each other. You know, the the maintainers of the maintainers of cortex and the maintainers of Thanos kind of overlap in various ways, and we'll talk to each other, Brian bore. I'm thinking gonna end software engineer, it's been great talking to you. 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Kohl's CEO discusses the company's strategy to drive business amid coronavirus, Amazon and more

"They said the pandemic was the final nail in the coffin for brick-and-mortar retailers many closed their doors for good others filed for bankruptcy. But in the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. Michelle gas first joined Kohl's more than seven years ago signing on as the company's first Chief customer officer and quickly rising up the ring until 2018 when she was named the company's CEO now gas is leading Kohl's through the most challenging. In the company's history. She's getting big on strategic new Partnerships and has outlined a new plan to navigate the covid-19 has in this episode of influencers. I speak with Michelle gas about the future of e-commerce teaming up with one of the world's largest retailers and why she says the coronavirus presents a unique opportunity for Kohl's Thursday hello everyone and welcome to influencers. I'm Andy serwer and Welcome to our guest Michelle. Guess the CEO of Kohl's Michelle. Nice to see you. Good to see you Mandy. So Your Head Quarters up in Wisconsin, right? I am Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Yeah. So want to talk to you about everything that's going on. First of all, let's let's talk a little bit about cult because everyone knows what Kohl's is one of the largest stores in the United States, but they might not really understand sort of well niches. Maybe not the right word. You're so big but what sort of space you guys still what is Kohl's exactly then Michelle? Yeah. Well to your point. Yeah. Let me let me just talk about calls are coming. Our brand and then talk about the exciting pivot that we're making as as a business. So first of all, as you said I hope everybody knows calls, but we we do Serve American families. Literally Coast to Coast where in forty-nine States. We we serve about 65 million customers one out of every two American house goals actually shop Kohls have a very big loyalty program about 30 million members and a fun stat that we like to share is that 80% of Americans live within 15 miles of a Kohl's and that's within our store Fleet. So we have moved to 1200 stores, but we also have a growing e-commerce business that last year penetrated about 25% of our business obviously in this time. It's penetrating a lot more but it has been a terrific growth engine for the company, you know historically and eat your question. Well, first of all, I would say from the very beginning and the heritage of the company. We've been all about Ice so we serve families diverse families and we're all about meeting their needs and we have a great purpose statement. We're very much a purpose-driven company and our purpose is to inspire and Empower families to lead more fulfilled lives. And that's true to the DNA. And so we sell lots of categories to accomplish that but we are very customer-oriented and not put our people on our customers at the Centre of everything we do and customer needs and family needs have been changing. They've been changing over the last few years and that's accelerated during this time this. Go ahead. And so I show we'll talk more about this. But the punch line for Kohl's is that we are going to be evolving our business in our brand to stand much more for the active and Casual lifestyle and how long American families are living today and I want to talk more about that indeed Michelle you right at first of all, we talked a little while ago a few months ago, and and I sort of said you were a department store and you said well not dead. So why not really what's different from you vs. A traditional department store? For instance? Yeah. It's a great question and he's so even Even in our home of Prior chapters of the company. We've been very different than a department store first. I would say our locations. So 95% of our stores are off mall and tip you think about a department store as an anchor to a mall and right from the very beginning the construct of the business was to make ourselves really convenient to our families. So easy access in and out hence the 95% off more presents and even the store design and layout. It's very atypical than what you might think of department store. So we call it the racetrack designs can come in our stores and you can spend as much or as little time as you want with a really easy navigation path and all our registers are at the front of the store again speaking to that convenience think we're we're going And he's even further separation. So I'd say one just everything we've done and invested in from an omni-channel standpoint. So operating our store Fleet having this important digital business and how we bring those things together a lot of that over the last couple of years has been more back of house. So fulfilling orders from something we call ship-from-store. So we take advantage of the inventory in our stores and we get it to the customer faster. If you know the pair of jeans they're looking to order is actually in their local store and maybe versus one of our fulfillment centers are e-commerce fulfillment centers, but more and more in the thing I'm excited about is how easy were making it for customers to order online and then come in either pick it up in the store. We've had that service for a couple of years or now our newly introduced curbside pickup and that really plays back into the convenience where they we have special parking so literally they can come in, you know Parks special to go in and get their buy online pick up in store or now. Just drive them. Are right up to the curve so that convenience factor. I think has always distinguished us from the call it traditional department store. Now, we're making this move as I said to really redefine ourselves as much more of I describe a specialty concept a specialty store a lifestyle retailer candidly serving the family for thousands of their active and Casual needs across everything, you know, one might think apparel and there's many successful players in that space and that business is growing at categories growing. Yes, and we're you know, we sell a lot of active and Casual apparel, but there's Footwear and even meeting the needs of a healthy lifestyle is about home and healthy cooking and things like healthy sleep and we're all looking for a little about these days. Yep, and I want to talk a little bit more about that and also your partnership with Amazon. But but you mentioned how you're changing the business this year and of course that brings us directly to covet because that's except generating the change or informing how you're changing as well. And of course you guys got hit big-time like all the other retailers and now you've been coming back talk about that whole process Michelle and how that's going right now. Yeah and yet it's hard to imagine that was just seven eight months ago that all of all of this happened and you know has changed the world as we know it off and for retailers like Kohl's even more significant of an of an impact because we did our part in helping to slow the virus and will continue to do that. But our stores may end up being closed the entire fleet for seven weeks and you know some parts of our business closed for up to 17 weeks, you know, that process is by go back in time and what that was like, yep. Interesting Andy March was going to be the time where we unveiled to our investors what our new direction of the company was that literally was planned for March 16th, and it was up until that week before that. We were getting ready to it had already moved from in person to a webcast but literally days before were we saw the dramatic acceleration of what covid-19 doing to Society at large and so literally in a matter of days we decided to postpone our postpone our investor day, and now that day specifically March 16th, that's a day. I'll never forget how long we were huddled my leadership team and I huddled around a table in a conference room figuring out and trying to interpret all the signals of what was happening in the country and in the World Cup how we're going to get through this. With recognizing that 75% of our business at some point was probably going to be closed given all the unknowns around the virus home. So we set out to keep priorities which is first and foremost our doing our part to protect the safety of our people and our customers and secondly to ensure our financial viability and resilience through this process. So instead of being up in front of investors, we were figuring out what we needed to do to like I say put new procedures in place in our stores assuming one day, they'd be reopened and of course they were but then the financial decisions around reducing expenses and ensuring we had the adequate liquidity. So upsizing evolver, you know, getting more capital from the markets et cetera, and it was great to be on the other side and our balance sheet. We entered this. With a strong balance sheet and it continues to be the cake today and and I would say once we did get back our stores up and running, you know, obviously our liquidity dramatically improved and we have now paid back that full 1.5 billion revolver. That period of time it was really a defining moment for the company and the team on how we so quickly could Galvanize do the right thing in art. Like I said our role for the greater good the right thing for our people but make really tough tough decisions unimaginable decisions that I never thought I would face to get through that. It is a problem Michelle for you and for so many other leaders wage though is that you guys weathered this storm, but now it appears like covansys coming back and his cases are rising and nearly every state. They're rising in your home state of Wisconsin, of course. So, how are you now navigating this latest wrinkle? And what's the what's the latest in terms of managing through this ongoing crisis? I guess not really over necessarily. Yeah, certainly not over and Andy. I think you're looking at the same data. I am and we're going to be in this for a while. You know, I think that that first chapter For us was you know, we were all facing something we had never faced before and there was there was so much uncertainty on on every level but when we did close down and made sure we had the liquidity G and like I said did everything we needed to do for our Associates when we still had Associate's working and we have a big e-commerce business and our fulfillment centers were very busy and we were filling orders even from the store wage, but I think importantly recognizing even them that we were going to be in this for a while putting new processes and procedures in place for our stores to operate in this environment, but very differently. So I'd say the good thing for Kohl's is we already have big stores their spacious sort of built for social distancing from the beginning but we you know, we set out to to be best in a class in operating our stores safely. So there was there was no stone unturned from the you know, the obvious things like lots of sanitizer and the Plex he's and and everything. People are doing but investing more in labor and putting a greeter at the front to wipe down carts ensuring that our our pin pads and our registers were wiped down after every customer interaction and some of the big moves frankly were removing merchandise from the store. And as a retailer, you know, you never do that. Right, but we actually clear it out. I mentioned that racetrack cleared out that race track race track of any impulse items opened up the floor what we're actually finding Andy is it's delivering a better customer experience. So we're actually not going back and even reducing our inventory is dramatically Thursday did not knowing how long we're going to close and then what the rebound was going to be like we're seeing good results out of that driving faster inventory turn. But all that being said, I do feel very confident that we are operating in a different better safer way today, even you know, covid-19 is our increasing but the teams all over it and what's a really important dead. Point for me is where regularly serving our customers and we get very high marks. They feel very comfortable shopping in our store. They feel safe and we're continuing to see that, you know, even with some cases Rising there's there's still a need for people to or want for people to come to Kohl's and while in the early stage of this we were deemed non-essential were viewed pretty essential a lot of our customers. Who do you talk to to get information and stay informed and and get guidance. Do you talk to the governor? Do you talk to Washington? Do you talk to scientists board members wage? How does that work? Well all of the above all of the above, I think one of the great Silver Linings through this is how the industry has come together to not be as informed as possible. So, you know, I'm part of of several industry associations as you would imagine and these groups are holding, you know in the in the core of the early chapters job. This we were on calls twice a week, you know during the week on the weekend. They were bringing in, you know, many experts from to your point the scientists to a government officials everything in between state level Federal levels. So we would always have the latest information of what was going on. And then I think it's just been incredible with the openness across what would be traditionally competitors that we were just completely open around best practices. We were putting in place for example on the safety front because our view is hey, we're all going to win together here. We we want to create a safe retail environment more broadly. It's not just about calls at this point. It's how do we do our part together as an industry to have faith feel comfortable being out again with again. They're living in those are consumers are living in such an uncertain environment. How can we reassure them? And we were better together on that front, but it's an ongoing peace may be dead. We're meeting twice a week in the early parts of this. I'm still on at least weekly calls across multiple fronts some our industry summer just big forums with CEOs from across many Industries tapping into the expertise amongst our community but importantly bringing in these subject matter experts that's been critical absolutely local to me. I think so you're talking to people at Target and Walmart and other big big change like that as well and CVS or companies with multiple calls that I was on. Yes, and they were I mean, I'd say I got great. Great input from Grocers, you know, who were just open this whole time and looking at the best practices that they had put in place a lot of those applied right to Kohl's and a good we were proud of it. I mean even before we closed our stores and deliver get that day either we shut the door the evening of March 19th, even before that happened. We were already making sure Changes in ordering plexiglass has I myself Andy was believe we're not going to local stores and seeing how those flexees were set up cuz I just want to make sure it was we made the move. You know, this was not a check box. We really needed to keep our customers safe and importantly our people safe cuz that was also another factor. I mean, we employ close to a hundred thousand people across our distribution centres and our stores and we did by the way Andy make a difficult decision, you know a few weeks into closing our stores. We had to furlough these associates. So bringing them back. We need to make sure they were safe and they felt safe and our return rate was very very strong, you know on that front two were just such a purpose and culture driven company, even while these associates were furloughed what we wanted to make sure that they would want to come back feel welcome back. We maintain their health benefits and all the communication. I did they continue to get that they were still part of the team. Not that safety. Peace in the best practice sharing and benchmarking has been instrumental and continues to be as we sit here today. Let's talk a little bit about the economy Michelle and specifically the need for a stimulus package another one and obviously that's been all blocked up in Washington. Do you think that we need another stimulus and should that even included a bailout for some retailers? I mean some people have suggested that Penney's and Macy's should get get monies directly. What's your thought on a you know, I I guess my thought overarching on is, you know, I I want the consumer to be as healthy as they can be and you know, there are many ways to accomplish that objective. Ideally. We have people working and it's safe, but we need to make sure this virus is under control as well. Clearly when the first stimulus package was passed down you could see it impacted consumers and it gave them the safety net they needed. So, you know, I'm just a big fan of whatever we need to do to help the economy and our birth. Customers come out the other side of this and I'd say for Kohl's Andy on this again. We are we are fortunate that we enter this. As a strong resilient company in retailer, but then we have to make some tough decisive quick actions to make sure that that you know, we maintain that position and we did but there is going to be some some Marketplace disruption through all of them and you know, we've all been seeing that and you know for for McColl standpoint, I think ultimately they'll be an opportunity for us to capture to capture market share. I mean wage, you know, I it has been painful as some one part of this industry to see what has happened. Right? I would never wish negative things to happen to these companies or importantly the people who have had livelihoods there, but there is a practical reality to some of this happening and you know, I look at it from a standpoint of the market share is going to go somewhere and you know, I think we have a great console. I said we're evolving who we are to be more relevant and we have great Associates to serve and welcome these customers. So we'll be there for our customers and you know to the health of the consumer. I mean, I think a key thing for Kohl's is part of of our DNA is we're about Great Value and whether it's how we price our Goods or loyalty program, we're in a good position to serve customers wherever they are on their financial Spectrum. I mean you still do have this wind in your face Michelle with you know, people talk about the retail apocalypse and even leaving covid-19. A as a physical store. Yeah, that is that's a great question. It's a big question. I mean clearly covered for Ematic Lee accelerated digital adoption. Right? I mean some would say five plus years what it typically would have would have taken across all demographics. And you know, we're always going to go where the customers so we're leaning. In fact that I think the power Kohl's is really about this omni-channel Force like I spoke about so how we can link the digital acceleration with our strong stores, but we're starting from a very good place and he's so to your point you do see what's happening. You see brick-and-mortar closing, you know, there's been numbers thrown out there like twenty thousand stores. Even this year are going to be closed. We have close to 1,200 stores and they're healthy. So 99% ninety-nine percent of them are cash flow positive 90% of them are generating over a million dollars of cash home. And so every time I look at this, it's like no we're starting from incredible place. We we are always rigorously evaluating our stores but you know an important factor that I think isn't spoken enough about is that you know, where we have a store are digital sales around the store actually increase. So it's more it's the brand relevance. I have complete confidence and conviction that even in this digital acceleration. There's going to be a role for stores, you know, the day we that we open our doors back. I mean she kind of people anxious to come in now. Yes, they're seeing Plex. He's our Associates are in masks they're coming in and mass but they want to get out of the house. They want to engage they want cover product and you know discovering product online is different than discovering product in a store where you can just sort of see something and it captures your attention or your imagination, but I do think dead. The bar has been raised for how a brick-and-mortar operator don't performs how they operate and you know clearly there's a new safety protocol. You've got a message that up and ideally exceed the customer's expectation. That's not going to go away even in a year's time. And I think that's kind of a long tail to it perhaps permanently and then if someone's making a decision to come to the store, you better be on your A-game, right? So the products you sell being even more curated on what you're offering both offering that dependability but also important thing that that Discovery but customers like I said, they're they're still they're still a human need to want to get out of your house and in-game engine ways to do that but shopping I you know that's sort of court of society. And so, you know, I'm looking forward to being one of continued to be one of those choices as we look forward. Tell us about the relationship with Amazon now and are they a friend or a friend of me or how does that whole relationship work? Yeah, I would I would definitely put them in the friend category page, you know, when you meet created this relationship a few years ago and started testing and I can describe that in a moment. It definitely got a few questions like wait a minute aren't you competing with Amazon course, I would say there's plenty of market share to be had right there's billions of dollars in the kinds of products we sell but a few years ago. I mean we're looking at the incredible company they were building them tell when they had and we have assets they have and they have assets we don't have I mean we look at our you know, we get the store base. I keep talking about right healthy robust and you know another way to our earlier discussion the future of brick-and-mortar. It's not just about transacting and buying products as I mentioned. We're using them to fulfill Goods. So they're omni-channel fulfillment center as well. And so we've really dead. Challenge ourselves to think creatively about all the ways that a this this physical space can be used and serve our families. So, you know a few years ago we connected with a guy has on and talked about, you know, lots of ideas actually on how we could bring our complementary strengths. We've got this incredible store base and this consumer base. They have this tremendous reach and loyalty offer. Is there a win-win in here in can we think differently and build on each other's strengths. And so we started testing this idea where at the core of it. We accept Amazon returns and one of the insights we have about our customers. Andy is that and we knew this from our own experience customers hate dealing with returns packaging up finding the packing slip going dealing with it and we have already seen that 90% of our returns happen in the store. So how could we extend that and have that really be a skill of the company that we can leverage into other spaces and Amazon didn't have the convenience of these twelve hundred years. Is that we offer so the service and a nutshell is we take Amazon returns and we make it really easy for the customer. We have a dedicated space. It takes literally seconds to process the return the big Advantage free and the customer doesn't have to pack it to that. So literally they can just walk in with Whatever item that maybe they change their mind on and bring it to Kohl's and they're you know, they're done and what we get is we get our new traffic and importantly building a relationship with some new customers and what we're finding is we are getting new customers and we're seeing a younger customer and those are both very strategically important to us, and we're could you take this relationship and I mean you starting to track a customer data with Amazon which Amazon is so good at and some people, you know, raise their eyebrows about that of course, but how much further could this go? Yeah, they've been I can't find a park with a great partner to us and we compared notes on the service. We're just dead. Founding our one year anniversary of having taken this across the country to all of our stores. We studied it and Pilots before we went live and you know, it's working for them. Again. They're they're delivering a seamless experience with our customers were seeing the traffic and there's more things we can do a lot of those things. I can't talk about right now, but we're we're you know, we're trying out different ways to better serve the customer within this song palette you may have heard about or or this experience. You may have heard about a pilot we're doing where you know, we have this initiative Andy called right sizing which basically we look at some of their stores or is average about ninety thousand square feet and we have about 20 stores where we are in essence shrinking our store to go from $90,000 a day 60,000 then bringing in a tenant next to us. So we've done that with grocery stores. We've done it with some Fitness Concepts and we are building out an Amazon gross or they're building an Amazon grocery concept that will be adjacent to a cult. You know, will it work or not? We'll see it has to work for both of us. But I think it really speaks to the spirit of the partnership and trying this and more importantly and something that I was focused on pre-owned covid-19 more. So even during kovind wife be on is is Kohl's being obsessive about experimentation and trying things and we have lots of those going on right now and the speed and the agility. I mean I mentioned curbside that's been done by many companies and Brands especially grocery stores for years not so much in our space. We stood that up in two weeks literally two weeks after we closed our stores. We're trying out a new concept. It's going up this week called The Wellness Market. We're we're selling consistent with this this vision of of active and Casual Wellness where we're going to be selling categories of personal care or home cleaning. You typically not been in those categories. We're going to try and fifty stores it may or may not work, but I think it just speaks to them. The agility of the team to be willing to take measured risks and and see what works and there's going to be hopefully some big things that work and some things that don't and we'll we'll close them down gotta keep pushing out cause I want to shift gears a little bit and ask about your background you are from Maine indeed. I am from Maine. Yes and studied chemical engineering Iraq there and so, how did all that being a New Englander prepare you to run? This company will talk about Starbucks in a second winced at a background that helps you out right now. Yeah, so it's a great question you I I grew up in Maine. I went to school in Massachusetts and I ended up at Procter & Gamble my first job out of town engineering I ultimately did get my MBA at University of Washington when we had moved to Seattle at some chapter later, but you know, I am a big believer in having either technical off. Mathematical skills as a core part of your background and I'd say with an engineering background. That's all about problem solving. So, you know, I learned at P&G that maybe I was less passionate about chemical problems, but I was much more passionate about solving problems for the consumer and that level that sense of innovation. But you know, I think again the engineering mind is about looking at home opportunity to problems from multiple angles and and driving Innovation and new thinking and so now I get to do that in amazing ways and I have over you know, now Decades of my page here just thinking about how to innovate how to how does IGG when others are zagging how to surprise and look for those those ways to be one step ahead where the consumers going and you had a great run at Starbucks help put the Frappuccino on the map and work with Howard Schultz for quite some time. What was that experience taught? Like Michelle, what did you learn their boy? Well, I was there close to Seventeen years and being so hard in a in a quick answer to answer that. I mean that that you know, I think that experience to find who I am today. I learned so much during that period on so many levels from incredible leaders and mentors like Howard Schultz and and others there. I think you know, first of all, it's putting the money and your employees at the Centre of everything you do and and Starbucks was phenomenal with that and frankly one of the the reasons I came to Kohl's as I saw that as well the the core of the coals culture and value they should get that right that passion and importance around their employees and and our and our customers the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial ISM. Again that has been a Hallmark at Starbucks down beginning and continues and they you know, they have extraordinary success and so during all my time there whether it was leading new beverage Innovations or food or you know, had a tremendous job. Trinity and worked overseas in Europe the the company really rewards Embraces disruptive thinking and Innovation and so I've it's been great to talk to further Foster that here in in this environment. So, you know and then you like I said, I'll just end on the culture and it's just really important to do all those things to Foster an environment so that people can come to work and and be their best selves be there on authentic selves and that's really important to me and and I've never seen it so critical then during a crisis off and during covid-19 are you know, I'm responsible for a hundred thousand people and when we were in the state of so much uncertainty it was really important for me to show up as a leader Palm Drive that Clarity and that Comfort I did weekly video outreaches to every associate so that they could you know, kind of say okay. I don't know what spinning around me but I can look up I can see my leader I can see the birth. So team and they may not have all the answers but they have my back and I think that's critically important. And again all these all these aspects putting the customer the center the role of the employee culture birth and and that Innovation those are values. I live by very much today. It's speaking of values. I want to ask you about diversity and inclusiveness and there's a lot of work for Corporate America to do here is only 10% of the Fortune 500 CEOs or women point one and point to work places in the c-suite are not nearly diverse enough. And so there's there's work to be done. I'm I'm sure you agree and I'm wondering what you're doing to make that happen at Kohl's very least Michelle. Yeah, and it's a really really important point and took our work will never be done here and myself like many other leaders as you point out. I'm so I'm so happy and impressed with how CEOs across the country and the name. Called are upping our game on our role in building diverse and inclusive environments for our companies and and frankly even doing more than that. So we have a very ambitious diversity strategy and we have over the last year set up a taskforce. I personally chair that and we're looking at diversity and inclusion from its birth of sense. So our strategy is simple, but there's lots of layers to it which were focused on the diversity inclusion of our people for our customers and for the communities we serve as it relates to people if I look at the overall associate base of Kohl's all those hundred thousand people. We actually look pretty good. We look like most of America to your point. When I look at our you know, our top leaders are directors and above we need to do better. And so we are doing lots of things to impact that at all levels from a recruiting standpoint, and we're we're recruiting from a return package. Jen from an engagement we have what we call business resource groups or some college employee resource groups. We have nine of them all focus on different aspects of this. So, you know, there's there's not one moment in any of my monthly videos or town halls that I'm not talking about the importance of the diversity and holding ourselves as Leaders accountable. We need to make much money, you know, greater progress around people of color and even on women, you know, I'm I'm I'm proud to be a female CEO there's not enough of us, you know, one one detail to is that my CFE is a woman too. So, um, we're a CEO CFO female parent. There's not that many of those either our customers. We need to be more relevant to a diverse base of customers week, you know tremendous opportunity there to serve our customers more effectively and you know, I believe doing the right thing can also lead to Great results. And as we do that that will also enhance our results and then lastly communal table. One of the biggest things we can do and E is impact our supplier base. And so we're putting goals around how we're going to grow our supplier brace to have a much more diverse out of suppliers and make an impact there to all right. Well certainly a lot of work for you to do Michelle. Thank you so much for your time and shale-gas the CEO of Kohl's. Thanks a lot. Thank you, and I'll take care you been watching influencers. I mean, it'd be sure where we'll see you next time.

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Well first of all we have to win the raffle from the show. That's going into the raffle. Well yeah i didn't. I didn't explain that way. I just told her. I was going to space. Okay here's lunchbox getting his wife's thoughts on him going to space so it looks like i'm going to space I don't like that. I don't like it either. But i was drawn the. Why didn't you like why. I think it should be. Somebody like doesn't have kids that depend on them like ratio for maybe bobby for 'em to sure you don't want me to go. I don't want to go. it's too scary too risky. So i should tell bobby that i can't go because my wife says yes. You tell her that you lost again like a second time. Yeah she said. I told her i told her i had to opt -tunities and both came up on my name. I think the kid thing is unfair. Because i work with a lot. A- probably thousands of kids to make sure that they get education or medical bills. I mean i think it's unfair to since i don't have kids yet of my own that i should be sacrificed. Look she has her opinions. I can't her opinions wrong. She has great points. Lunchbox is still going to space. We're gonna nominate them. A drawing scuba on the space the space station at sometime beginning of march last sunday. So we'll get him in. Oh the lasted. Interests sundays sundays so i got time to put him in there to train his body. We know if he has to go through training to do this or is training yes so if he fails training he's out. Oh man but you will though fake it vacant. Ultra develops are failed in tales. The training he trips and falls your athletic. You soccer you run a lot. You'll be fine by soccer. no. I haven't been able to play. Okay covert guys. Hello they still play softball games. They still have the league. But i haven't been playing. Green team has been going on without me on those your own you yesterday. We're talking about the name alexa and how the alexa devices killed that name for. Everybody like nobody's naming their babies any anymore on the phone right now is alexa in missouri. Alexa how are you good. How are you guys alexa. What's the weather today. It's nice and forty. One degrees probably never heard that before. So tell us about your life living as someone named alexa. I've been alexa for twenty eight years. I was actually named after daughter. So that's how i got my name And then this donor box came out and my daughter thinks it's the funniest thing ever journal. It has been a struggle. Because every time i walk into work they'll be. I like play song weather. And i'm like it is really not that funny when they can't play the long when they announced that they were going to name their communicating device alexa. Did you think much about it at first. I didn't honestly because it's not going to be that big of a deal. You know yada yada yada and then everybody has one so like my sister. Even house on the houses k. Alexa like yeah like volume five. And i'm like oh not me. Have you thought about changing your named alex. I do not like that name. Despise that name alley alexis. Oh being called dame you're digging in you're just alexa. I just alexa. And i'm going to be out forever and this box can just go on somewhere news for you. It ain't. it's not way wake than the talking box. So that's just what i'm gonna stick with all right alexa. Thank you for calling alexa. Hang up now all right get it. I think there's a dad to be in new york. having a gender reveal party it exploded. Kill them more. Christopher pinkie twenty eight years old was working on the device for his child's gender. Reveal party when it blew up. The blast killed them and injured his brother who was treated for injuries at the garnet medical center in middletown according to police. We are deeply saddened. it doesn't say much more about the device was who was building whatever it was like a explosion thing. No should this be enough. No more no it should it but it should be enough fire and explosions for mices. Gender reveal. you've seen too much of that can cut into. There's a lot of ways to do this without pops booms and burns. And that's what happened with this guy. He was building his own. That's that's sad but let me ask you this just a slight pivot from that. If you're the one doing the like he should know right. He's building it if you shouldn't bake the cake if you're the dad and you're putting the blue with pink in there. I didn't think about that. Well maybe he was building it and then the brother was gonna add the color gibson baby. Maybe shout out to me glasses whereas up to three times less likely to catch corona virus by who's your is recovering Because it comes in any of the holes We have holes in her is. Your is are big. Dick when you touch your is on my nose or my mouth but when you get the flu in your eyes and your touching rise to me so it can go. It can go in my ear. I don't think that's a whole. I don't think the ears are a whole that you can get sick through okay. I'm just curious. That's interesting natural. Defenses in there. That's what ear wax is it. Defends against knows nose. Hairs is have tears. People who are glasses could be up to three times less likely to be infected by corona virus. One way the virus going into the bodies but people touching their eyes nose or mouth after coming into contact with it however researchers say people who wear glasses there is less and there is or less exposed. Which by the way. He's still rocking the sunglasses. This week so yes to me to shut up to you to addio. Which by the way how you feel that look. I'm not really digging. You're no it's getting hard to see things like it's hard to see you guys right now. It's hard to see my computer and then really when we go to break. Sometimes i'm just like go to the bathroom but it really. I don't really need to go to the bathroom. I just want to take my glasses off. Well it has to be a lot darker in here all the time and it messes with my mood. The search continues this morning for a couple of wanted on murder charges in north carolina. They may be in the smoky mountains. Who did they murder. Investigators say tangible. Parker forty nine shot and killed a coworker in hickory. North carolina following an argument at work on january thirteenth parker wanted for its first degree murder and her husband sixty one year old. Eric parker is wanted for an accessory. Wow and they ran to the mountains so if this was a fight they probably don't have it planned out there probably hiding without a real safe warm place to hide. Yeah if it was something that they thought about for a long time they probably had a plan to run to the mountains. But i bet you she snapped and i would just like to say here. Hopefully with us as we could resolve any issues before it gets to that point. It's like nobody here vanderlei coworkers and she shot her co worker. I just wanna make sure all on the same page that that's unacceptable. You would never do that to each other but if someone were going to do it when they say we would never do that. I think everybody says they would never do that. And we're just co workers. We could settle because someone said our co workers. And i would do it guys. I'm one hundred percent coffin. I wouldn't kill any of you guys wrong. You guys wanna hear you say. There's no doubt in my mind is saying crap relaxed. Ra big twitter feud happening right now between the fans of these two bands. So i'm gonna read the two bands and then i'm going to do my own version for you guys. Okay it's fleetwood. Mac against chicago now. Both seventies early eighties bands. Here is fleetwood. Mac go your own way away jams. And here's another song. Fleetwood mac o. Landslide man rumors which is a jam. Okay what are we have from chicago. If you leave me now. Here we go the the large all right so what else. You're the inspiration jam center. What about this on. Every word you ray saturday in the park days for the july It is yeah. Where do we fall on this fleetwood mac or chicago radio i you guys don't me i. I'm chicago my dad listened to it. I can probably sing a lot of their songs. So i have to go with them. I go fleetwood mac in a runaway victory. Like not even close fleetwood. Mac i can go the rest of my life. Not here in chicago me. Fleetwood mac runaway. Then let's bikes. Oh man. I fell asleep when you played chicago. I mean that was awful. Give me fleetwood mac. I don't really know them either. All right then. I'll propose wonder you guys here. The two bands the battle of the bands. The first one up town. Oh better man right there. Here's another town song. Everybody loves a good pontoon jam. Little big town. We'll be battling it out with this band right here. To all dominion little big town. Old dominion who you don't be in studio. I'm sure in the next couple of months second battle of the bands. I'll go to you. I i last time. I think they've been better longer. I'm going to go little big town. Old dominion does have some hits. But it's just been the last five years if i'm not mistaken eddie. Why we're doing this. But i want to go a little big town. I love them. I love every single member of that band old dominion. I don't even. I've tried to get to know the drummer. No chance. I went and i love win. But there's no connection so we got to l. Bt's amy i love those of the band's big time and the people but i wanna got a stick with my girls. Kim brilliant karen. Listen guys little big town. They are nice wonderful human being but when it comes to band and music its old dominion we can only probably this song and not mentioned any other ones. How old dominion. Oh let's all the we just played like three of them. Snap back You can go and do hotel key you can. You can do the one That he doesn't want peace one man band. I came out of nowhere. Thank you but he didn't vote. Bobby oh come on. I'm on now. Well they're both fantastic right. We all have stated that. If i'm gonna have to pick one. Though in the last few years. I've said numerous times old. Dominion their music is my favorite of any artist period. Right like old. Casey must when they put out music. I'm like i guarantee you. It's going to be good. It doesn't matter what it is. That just blindly go. It's going to be good so because of that. After a little bit down just a veteran. I know all of them and they've had like ray said a longer longer career and also i don't mind telling what our ultimate yet and pick down like they came in like you know how it is boy. I'm telling you a little bit helmets. Four to one yeah. We're not doing this again right. Is it daily back like this is fun like it. Maybe we build a tournament. Bracket march madness is coming up. This is true. It is march madness. Time guys it's time to put country artists. I country artist. Let's go in which country artist prevails. Is it tim. Mcgraw kenny chesney. Oh man oh. that'd be a good next one allen. Let me think we can do it easy. Creating and growing a business can be the most rewarding thing you ever do but can also be the most challenging now more than ever obviously today a productive work environment is all about flexible agile and accessible connection between team players from anywhere anytime introducing monday dot com work s a flexible platform. That's customizable to your team and at the same time personalized to you and your big picture goals with monday. Dot com work co s teams of all sizes from any industry can work together on one shared workspace. It's all about productivity helping you plan track and manage everything. 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Because we're like the extreme opposites vocal range that's why i brought up his eight octave range and i have one key. There been was thrilled to get pink on his song. One too many. This song was written as a wet. And i sent the song to her and luckily she loved it. I loved the song is really hoping she would love it. Because you know she's truly one of the great singers of our generation. I'm morgan number two. That's your skinny. It's time for the good news guy. Spent half of his adult life in prison has graduated from cal state long beach in a facebook post. Joseph balata says he finished his last two semesters on the president's honor list for getting straight as he also made the dean's list graduated with basically a three point seven. Gpa he wishes his mom could have seen them graduate. College aged sixty two. She watched her son spiral into drug addiction. Gang violence prison homelessness yet. He says despite all that his mom tried to inspire them the triumph story is a true redemption story by age. Eleven was this in a ton of age. Eleven because of his environment was on drugs. Thirty years behind bars got al got clean enrolled in a college and boom nailed it. He is awaiting acceptance to the master's program in social work university. This such a good story inspiring is It's just not where you come from. You can make decisions to get out of that but where you're going and this guy is a great example for that valez nice job. That is what it's all about. That was telling me something good show. This story comes us from pennsylvania. Ethan and chad had a run in with police on saturday night and they felt the cop was a little rude to them so they decided to drive to the police station to complain. Only problem is twenty and nineteen and they were both drunk. I got him and so the guy got dui the other one got public intoxication and disorderly conduct kids. Okay i'm much box out your boneheads story today. We'd like to walk them the new listeners to our radio show if you're listening live or you're listening on the podcast. Let me tell you a little bit about my friend. Amy she is my co host of what twelve thirteen years. Fifteen fiftee. wow fifteen years. A met at a restaurant named restaurants called co verse veteran austin texas randomly. She'd never done radio. She was granite out of college. And i was like whoa. you're funny. She joined the show. And i had to find a way to get her on the show. We had no money. we're broke. We were one town. We had no money. And i was like well come on and be a producer so she came on. Then she's my co host one of my best friends in my whole life for sure She has two kids. she's married What else do missing about you. She's just a lovely person that yeah yeah. I've two kids. But i've only been a month for three years. So that's a good point figuring. I have a thirteen year old. But i adopted her at ten. She adopted two children from an orphanage in haiti when she was doing a mission trip in haiti she wasn't out searching for kids i was. I didn't even go to work with. I went to work with women. Yeah met these two kids and like you said you felt the lower your heart. Well yeah i just knew. We were doing a domestic baby adoption in america. And then when i saw the need where some of these women worked was at this particular age and there was older kids and all the babies were matched even though it would take people a few years to get those kids they would get on that maybe like three or four years old but then the older kids anyone over three four five. Six seven eight nine ten. The older they got the less likely they were to get matched. Because there's other things that come with adopting older kids. And i thought. Do we really want to change diapers so we went for the older kids aged ten and thirteen. That leads me to amy's parenting tip. I wanted everybody gets me a little bit but also know that now. She's going to pass along a parenting tip that she has learned that is now working for her right and also know that. I don't really know exactly what i'm doing because again i'm still technically a new parent but i like chores are important. They're expected at our house. You don't always get paid something for your chores by any means says just contributing to the family but i was going through my wallet and found like all of these gift cards and even in my are junk like there's gift cards that have five dollars three dollars left on it. Maybe they had twenty five fifty but then they dwindled down and i never ended up using them but kids think that gift cards like credit cards are so cool and they're more valuable than the two or three dollars. That's actually on there. So i'm dumping them in a pot and my kids can do chores around the house that are worth way more than two or three dollars and they can get themselves a gift card out of the big box a gift. Cards the draw randomly. They're gonna think that they hit the lottery when they get no they can pick. I want the target one. I want the walmart one. I want to starbucks one. Oh they're going to love the starbucks. I think there's only like fifty nine cents on that one. They're still gonna love the fact that they have their own little starbucks card amazon. I have i tunes. I'll even know that there can be able to use that one. Probably gonna you have any parenting hacks and tips that you use your kid. Well that i'll just add on now and that's genius by the way amy. I love it and it's so true about these. The amount on the gift cards my son. I found he had thirty gift cards. That were all empty. But he in his mind though he had five hundred dollars and much money. I got five hundred dollars. Let me see that. Do this all gift cards. Were nothing to break to them. But really that's such a good tip for me. I did one a long time ago. And i know people think it's a bad leg. No do that but really it helped us so much because once sometimes you need to go to bed early and changing the clocks to me. It's like genius when you change the clock when they go to bed at eight thirty but you change it. It's really six and you do you move it to eight thirty and then you jump to our to. Our sun is right overhead. I can't nine pm like to me. That is the best because they're like. Wow i didn't realize so late okay. I guess it's time to go to bed. And my wife. And i have four hours to hang out and it's a lovely. You do that too now. I have when they first got here. I can't do it now but both my kids will be like. Yeah right now are tablets. Say the we know what time it is so they can give me the military time. So no raimi's tricks that she's Prime mention a couple of years ago caitlyn. My fiance uses on me while sure she'll go all right two minutes. Let's clean as much as we possibly can in two minutes. We'll make it like a game. And i'm like okay. Okay go go go go time diamond and then we finish good job it is. I learned that for my sister. Who's a mom of four. You do you get everybody involved into a ten minute p. You party pickup party. You set a timer and yeah it. Is you get a lot done. I get stuck with that. Casey party kitchen clean and party to we got to clean as we get into the kitchen. Okay tell me it's gonna be a part of india. I'm they're ready to go all right. Thank you thank you for that tip. Yeah no problem though. When reminds you guys friday morning this week. Our brand new line of pimp enjoy stuff goes up. we don't ever keep any money offer great causes. But we're putting out some sweatpants. Yeah we've never done swift hits before and they've got been joy down the leg they're so cute and then we have a tie-dye pullover that we've never released before and then we have some other really cute collegiate type stuff that i don't think we have a lot of new listeners. Since that's come out. But yeah the sweatpants. The tide i. It's super cute. And you can feel good wearing it knowing that it went to amazing causes and that it's a reminder to spread joy to others and choose joy for yourself and then also you run into other listeners while wearing which is fun so you guys on friday at nine eastern eight central work your way down six pacific if you're in seattle. You're new to the show you guys. It goes up it will run out. It always does but hope you guys take advantage of that. Play the theme to a classic. Tv show. they're all older than thirty years. All you have to do his name the show. For example here you go. Yeah andy griffith okay. Yes but that doesn't count play along and your car or if you're working out with headphones on play by yourself or go write your answer down. This is survival style number one your chance and based tweeden around Off three two. Okay can you name that old. Tv show that's a hard one to start now man. That's who's the boss that's charleston. Charge that games over telling us. Yeah rostow hardwoods up on top. Okay let's let's do it. Tom brady style that dominated. Let's do another. We're going to start easy. I here we go name his tv. Show okay amy adam stanley xbox addams family addams family nice. Okay can you name. This show concern. Should know change you. Can you name that. Show much box mr belvedere. I've never heard that in my life. I guests incorrect eddie. I'm discussing mary. Tyler moore show. Amy mary tyler moore. Oh i've never seen that you two are still in around two okay. How this show right here. Welcome your dreams tickle. A- bad say can you name that show. Give an answer anything. Yeah what do you welcome back. Carter eddie welcome back. Kotter speech impediment working. That's what you're saying. I will show is welcome back caught give. I know that's why we're okay named this classic tv theme song Get some sort of like a james bond e type show but not like is there to detectives or something or to you. Know what eddie. Nah i'm guessing. But i i think i got it wrong. Do you think detectives no. I think it's two guys that worked together in some way like that. James bond's undetectable. You know what i mean. There's two of them. What are they called partners. The duo it's the name of the show. What do you have. I have Gilligan's island no. That's really familiar with no no. It's the munsters. Oh not detectives. Initially what was i thinking of. Why five oh on something older than that all right. Let's do this here. We've been together for a million. A million words like all the night week came. Eddie the love boat amy. Oh no. i didn't win cocoa all right sudden speed around. See if you can name this one. Eddie night court i can win. I mean to be fair. Like i saw like i was a kid when all these came out. Well not all of them. Two years older than amy true do number do the rest of. Here's number five. Genie what i thought i believe you. Oh okay here's an excellent any hawaii. Five o sit here the helicopters. Let's the expert. Are these good good. I'll watch it. I said it was on the wrestling. Two shows that. I always hated because they wouldn't be over with magnum. Pi and mass magnum's good though trying to get wcw saturday night. Come on our w. one final one. I went to check this out. No one's getting this morning. Wait i watched it. I love this watson loved it. Oh god murphy brown no. That was a great show. Great love brown shirley. Sanders gives a hint about something extraterrestrial. Oh oh oh quantum leap. Oh no no robin williams and mindy. It's about oh it's okay. it's okay. I got my brain. Just can't just gets there about ninety percent. I and then here's this one that everybody will know. Go ahead talk to who sings this song. It was a real song though to other things. Your boy bobby. Mcferrin don't worry be happy lobby. Mcferrin is don't worry. Be happy eddie. Using joe cocker nice. Tina hussein's the original version. Course the beatles the beatles. What joe cocker seeing. Besides this does not at all. I know you beautiful to me or do you see or you can leave your hat on jan lower. Lift us up where we belong saying that one. Yeah joe cocker's awesome. He'd sweat he'd be on stage. It'd be like oh and sweating shirt. Armpit water bags fun to watch. Yeah all right. Nice job eddie. You are the winner. Thank you i expected. Nothing less of you and apple original film. Mommy how to write songs. My dad taught me to play the piano. And i still make music in my brother's bedroom. It'd be like but i'm the back sick. Can you sing for me dive. I'm nobody. I don't know why i love you. She'll be eilish the world's streaming exclusively on apple tv plus february twenty sixth radar. Sarah senate voicemail last night here you have a question and it About your book with family. And i was wondering now you have eller. Are you going to do another one with stanley hitler or just maybe eller. I dunno know. Have a great one. Yeah we've already finished the kids book all drawn which takes forever. I'm doing a children's book. It may not because of the pandemic come out until early. Twenty twenty two at this point but it's all done all the pictures are done so eller will not be in this book. I think if we do another one she'll be a new character in the book. Hey this book might have kid. That's true. I was always like when i'm writing a book on. How many kids heck by the time. The book comes out of me. Actually have occurred. Sammy's pile of stories. Starting next month taco bell is gonna get in the chicken sandwich game. They are going to put out a quote sandwich served in a puffy bread shaped in an iconic taco form and filled with a piece of crispy tortilla chicken and there's gonna be a spicy version and it sounds so good to me like a chicken taco. They're just saying they're getting in the chicken sandwich game. Yeah but i mean that's smart of them to get in on it because everybody wants to come out with the spicy chicken sandwich. The spicy fish. No no you know they have that. I think pop is now right. Fish sandwich does not sound appealing through. Leo fish was pretty good. No fish i maybe. It's a fast food fish. That i i wanna avoid because i like fish but three episodes too many fast food fish. I think that's just one about the talk about jake and we'll be good. What else. So there's this guy that is created weiner shapes with his running routes to raise money for testicular cancer. He's done routes. That are four point three miles summer. Two point five miles other three point seven but he puts in the work to make sure that it's warning that shave and he did it. He wanted to get in shape after christmas but also wanted to raise the money for charity at the same time so and also probably has the mind like us in his twelve and his mind but right now we're talking about it and it's also bringing awareness to testicular cancer raising money. Yeah so we'll also say that men should go get checked route. He runs first of all. These are some beat up. wieners figure. It's gotta be hard to find a neighborhood. That has the exact say. Okay all right what else. So how old would you be if you were born. Twelve years ago. If i were born twelve years ago i would be twelve because i will be born twelve years ago mark for this well so this is a trick question. That's going round. Cain brown did it his wife. Here's a clip. Go if i was born twelve years ago. Nineteen i'm not gonna fall for another one of your stupid trick video that but i mean twelve born called years ago. I right away when i read the question. I i was doing the math. What does the math you are doing. Because i was doing for meth. I would take my age. So she's thirty. So she subtracted twelve and became eighteen but really the answer is twelve. It's a trick question but you're too smart for it. I don't think i'm to hurt it asks the differently. I think you heard it asked the correct way. Most people miss it like a caitlyn. Did which i'm with. You kaitlyn shame there but that's a fun little thing you can do later today with your coworkers. Like those little tricks. Though i bet you eddie come on we can take a dollar bill and i could stand on one side of my toe and you can on the other side of the dollar bill and i would give you a hundred dollar bill that you could punch me. We'll take dollar bill the normal dollar any from your wallet and you can take any dollar bill on period and you can put your toe on one side of the dollar bill. I opened my on the other side of the dollar bill. And if you can hit me in any way i will give you one hundred dollars. Your foot hit your face. It doesn't matter. I can just punch you in the foot anything any way you hit me whatsoever. You would one hundred dollars. I'm in but if you don't you ten. I'm in 'cause i i mean all i need is your foot right there you you can put your foot on there and all the way back. I can't touch you. But i can punch your foot. Okay judges. are we all in all in here. Everybody we eddie. Said he's in kano in pretend to okay we're in We'll do it coming up in just few minutes. We'll do it right here in the studio. I should've checked your tiktok before. I agree to talk okay. So we'll do that coming up. That was amy's pile of stories. It's time for the good news. So there's this guy in phoenix. Az name is damian page and back in nineteen ninety seven. He had a friend that needed a kidney. So damian stepped up as a match and donated to him. Well now here. We are twenty three years later and damian found himself in the exact same position. It's now needing a kidney from somebody else and somebody stepped in gave him their kidney and he's fully recovering a cool part of the story. Too is that i guess when he went in for it and realized they needed the transplant. They said you gotta gotta lose a little weight. So he put in the hard work one hundred pounds and then got the transplant. So many elements to the story. First of all he gave somebody a kidney years ago. Nineteen ninety-seven gave somebody a kidney. That's crazy shout out to you. Needed want somebody gave him a kidney and then he lost one hundred pounds to flow. That's a great story. That is what it's all about. That was telling me something good bone. We're about three minutes away. From eddie and i and the dollar bill experiment. I'm saying i can stand on one side of the bill. It can be any bill any one dollars. Twenty dollars doesn't matter same size you're gonna stay on the other side of the bill a lay down my photo be on one edge. You'll be on the other edge and then if you can hit me in any way you came afoot ahead if you can hit me one hundred dollars and we have a toll on the dollar bill. That's it sounds easy so we're going to do it in this segment. So start stretching okay. that also speaking of five did you see Oklahoma my goodness this guy. Play football though you. They weren't a bathroom there. A lotta guys in the bathroom to there really were and he just there. Was this guy. Smaller kind of had cat hair like mine. When it's growing a little bit like curly kind of awkward. The guy just looked awkward but he just kept on on the guy trying to pick a fight with them. Smaller guy goofy looking guy. What he didn't know was this other guy been training him in may for ten years or so and he's shoved them and finally the guy was like all right that's it and just what the crap out of him and like he now he's having is sorted with ballplayer is because he just got down two of them. There's buddy was they. Were going behind him as a whole different. Big dudes gowing warped phones. Come out immediately. And all i'm thinking is why don't they wear masks. You're gonna get covid fighting. There's dirty they were on the ground in the bathroom. But those those promoted to get their butts with him Not good though. But eddie you're not gonna hit me like that. No not that hard. No you're not gonna hit you okay. Let's go to me what the morning corny morning courtney. Why didn't they let the fungi into the party. Why didn't they let the fun guy into the party. There wasn't mushroom. Yeah that was morning. Gorny pretty good to mellow mushroom chattanooga. You guys ever been to a mellow mushroom three. Get the barbecue. Chicken pizza barbecue swirl. That's where i knew it from flying from you and your husband. Yeah for years ago. Yeah yeah he didn't get that squirrel on their well. Mellow mushroom forgot to finish. But he ordered i. Yeah so Yeah would you think it was good. Yeah we've been shooting at that. We have them here down the road from my nobody cares. Okay i thought i was like discover. Christopher columbus made a bet with eddie that he can pick any dollar billy. Once i'll stand on one side he'll stand on the other and he will not be able to me. You can turn him a foot my face. You can have whatever he wants. This makes no sense. This is like a one hundred percent. I'm going to be able to hit you. Walk over to the phone amy. What's happening here. i don't really understand. You know some kind of riddle right. I understand that part but this is all based in the dollar. You'd like to talk up the dollar you'd like to use hold on so a dollar. Bill is six inches or so one dollars. Okay come on up wait. Where are you going got. You larry eh got you so when i need you to get over there and outside of the dollar what i'm doing is putting the dollar in the middle of the doorway and shutting the door so go and stand on your dollar on your side of it thank you put it down there for me. Oh man and then what happens. Is you shut the door and like except the door now. The dollar here my toes on this side of it. And he's on the other side of it hit me eddie. Go ahead can't do it. That's right there it is. I just made ten dollars. Thank you everybody. You bobby ten bucks. Don't what do you mean i mean. No one said a door involved. No one said where. I had to put the dollar. My gosh on the ground we've stand on it and then if you guys in here none of you guys thought like oh this is going to be. We knew that you were going to lose your. We just didn't know how exactly when bobbi gives you an easy scenario you know. He has the upper hand in. You're not smart enough to think that what he is doing here is just based on a trick. Question asked earlier on the show which made him. Then think of something that would trick you and matt trick you do make this better home with somebody like hey dollar used on the other a promise. You can't hit me and then they go okay and then you put the dog. Did you put in a doorway. You shut the door. You both sandy side of it and he can't hit you doors on the way thank you. I'll be here all week unless they kick down the door. But that's another thing. I thought about that anyone. I'm like no no. You can't okay so you didn't hear it from me but you can find. Some amazing deals on active. Where at kohl's right now. I'm talking major brands like it almost seems too good to be true. But it's not. I got some super cute sneakers. From adidas and nike t i got for my daughter was twenty five percent off and not to brag but i also earned triple rewards with my kohl's card so you know i'm going back for the fitbit i three four will get the under armor leggings. Select styles words members. Earn w triple rewards february twenty four th the twenty eight. Some exclusions apply historical dot com for details. This entire scoreboard at elementary school in northern california had to resign because they were making fun of parents and their school board meeting. Not knowing parents are watching a private meeting. That's hard so what happened during a virtual board meeting that they did not realize was open to the public with a simple link because a low heads weren't in the boxes and thinking about you can watch own in a recording of the meeting posted anonymously to youtube. The superintendent and board members are heard discussing the agenda for the meeting before then board member says we alone. They weren't obviously and then goes on to tell other members apparently in reference to a social media post repair one of them said parents holter babysitters back about kids getting back into school as much as possible. Here's the Audio them talking about parents and then realizing the meeting is open for everyone. we alone. if you're gonna call me out that's just me. They want to pick on us. They want their babysitters back break. Oh laura lingerie just fyi while you guys have the meeting. Oh we have the meeting open to the public right now. That's why laura just said she said oh you know. All of them went third. Oh the wave of people being shocked. They created a change dot org petition and then everybody resigned. I feel like the people that didn't say anything. No they shouldn't have to resort to resign. Maybe they should be told. Hey don't let people who know they shouldn't have the people who did. It's bad look for the school even if you feel that way you can't be aboard member and be caught saying that if you're going to say you've got a major. Nobody hears you vent at home to your family about like at dinner time or something. I'm scared of at one board member. She will you up because you come me bleep you up. I saw this on the team. Facebook page. They're looking for some advice. So let's do it. It's it's world class advice given she says ab teamers. I've been talking to a guy for over a month. We've been onto fantastic dates. The last one was last saturday night. I really like him. His birthday is march seventh. Should i get him a birthday gift or should i just say happy birthday and if i get them something what in the world should i get him. He's big into history works for tv station. I thought about getting him an apple. An apple watch just finished reading the email before i react. I thought about getting him. An apple watch. But y'all think that's too much hope be team or out signed christie. The apple watch is too much. I'll start by talking here. Bobby email you. You can get something if you want. I think you'll probably go out with them again before his birthday. Today's zebra twenty fourth. So you're looking at two more weeks that point you'll have been out maybe three times four times. Who knows you can get him something. But i don't think that what you get should accede over like thirty or forty dollars. I think that should be the limit on a birthday gift for someone your newly involved with you could be funny and get him an apple and right watch on and be like a new. You really want an apple watch but we just started dating so for now. This will have to do like you do something cute like happy birthday like that. But you can't spend a whole bunch of money because if it were me i'll be like crazy. We just met. And then i'm going to go well. I guess i have to stay with a little longer. Because she got me an apple watch then pressure to like extend if i kept. You don't want any of that thirty or forty dollars limit. Don't make it anything to intimate. And then after about five months or so you can level up your your gift giving. That would be my advice but yes the answer is you should get them if you like him. Think about that. I think i mean yeah absolutely. You're in gift-giving territory. I wouldn't do a extra mushy card or anything. True good point. That's cheap doing rodham love poem right. No i mean you could do. A quick. like roses are red violets. are blue. sure. I'm glad i met you something like that. But he's running. That's a real. I'd leave it there in. Y'all like bobby said five months or few months down the line you could do lab nicer gift in a more in depth poem. That's what i'm saying There is a new episode of babies. Fifth thing it's national. Eating disorder awareness week so all the emails are notes that were sent to amy from listeners talking about eating disorders so listen to four things with amy brown which by the way the nets tomorrow different episode is that is caitlin on the episode. Yeah tomorrow that's thursday episode. With four things will be kaelin for all four things so she's never really done a podcast before where she was a guest and she wouldn't have if it were amy. If it weren't for. Amy so you can hear that good episodes. It's good. I mean i don't want to you know i'm biased. Of course but i really do think it's an awesome episode guys. Check it out thank you. Don't there's a couple. They have decided to chain themselves together for three months. That's our goal. They started on valentine's day. They say they want to put their true love to the test and see if they can make it three months now. They've had to build special clothing but remember you chained to someone if they're on the toilet your basic right there beside him. I don't. they must already be that couple. That's in the same bathroom with each other. I'm gonna tell you. I would pick such strategic mills to eat so it wouldn't be that gross when i went. I probably a vegetarian thirty months. That's lasting you wanna do like not. You'll have a good bathroom trip with somebody that you just kind of started dating. But they're gonna give it give it a run. They start on valentine's day and they're gonna try to go three months. People online are betting what day they cut themselves apart. If they make it. Are they stronger if they make it. Don't you think they need a little time. Yup for sure there. I have a lot of relationships here. Let's open up the mailbag evan interesting. One here mailbag. Hey guys my name is brittany. I've been engaged for two years and my fiance just told me. He wants to postpone our wedding for the second time because of covid we were supposed to get married last may but the pandemic didn't allow for the amount of people we wanted in the catering hall so we postponed all the way to this april. Thinking would be safe but it's still not going to allow that three hundred people we want to have so now. He wants to postpone the wedding until september of this year. Or even next may. He said he wants to wedding. We planned not the micro version at this point. I just want to get married. I'm starting to feel like he doesn't should we get married by the justice of the peace and then have a big party or do you think he's just getting cold. Feet signed britney. It's interesting the whole another year. If that's the case if he really wants to wait till next may that does feel like cold feet however august-september doesn't you could probably get one more delay on thinking by july august september. You can start to have a fair amount of people at places because most folks will be able to have been vaccinated by then if he's trying to wait another year that's cold feet zone. I'm surprised he hasn't said let's just go get married. Not tell anyone about it. Have a wedding do our deal with the party. And then we can let everybody know after the wedding. We've already been married for a year because if you do the whole let's get married and have a party. It's not that special for anyone. Because you're like you were married six months ago. We're just here. It's not like people excited. Who big day. So if you do that you do and you don't tell folks you can tell you like you're super close circle but you tell folks after you get to have the big wedding when everybody's excited for you. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm going to say if you can push this till summer or early fall. That's not cold feet. But if he's digging in on next. May i mean it's february. Twenty four th right now the longtime. That's another year and a month when you've already delayed. He's delaying over two years. I'm gonna say that's cold feet if he wants to go till next. May this summer fall. I'm gonna say you're okay with that. You can go one more delay but make a deal with them. No more delays they ve. It's delayed again. We just get married or we don't oud tomato them drew the line in the sand. Do you feel like this cold feet from him. A little bit i think. Hopefully i don't know where she is and how she's expressed this to him. But i would advise her to tell her how it makes her feel that he wants to put it off for the year and that how important it would be for her to go ahead and get it done. And if if he hears her and then still says no a year then yeah. I conclude some sort of cold feet happening. Thank you for emailing us. You can always hit us up in the mail bag. Morgan does that address now. Back bobby. bones dot com. Close it up. And that was bobby. Mailbag americans say being able to cook as the best dating quality. I had no idea kaylynn cook when we started dating. She was like to cook something like okay. All right you're funny pretty you stop. She's like michelin chef. Who knew but it is. I don't think ever looked for it because no one ever cooked for me. My life really foods for me growing up or mostly get it from the cafeteria or be able to make a quick at home. Mom wasn't really a cook. She didn't cook much grandmother not that often but now that kaelin cook. She cooks four nights a week. In it's invaluable it's wonderful. That's game changer. So if it's not what you look for in someone maybe not set up a little bit and what you look at us something. That's really good in the guy or the girl. Yeah anybody likes to cook. That's a plus fantastic. So most people say they they look for someone who likes to cook or as good at it. I tell my son this all the time like it was like do learn. Cook i promise you when you start dating. You're gonna get so many girls when you start figuring out how to cook. He's really like yeah so he's starting to cook now because of it does he cook for the family. Yes for all of us. And i'm like i'm telling you this is a good quality and it's going to come in handy someday. Thirteen years old van. That's right that's good one. Final story safety experts say take different routes to and from work. I'm too lazy to do this. Oh and also i drive subconsciously. Get in my car. Drive to work. And i'm just at work and i'm like well some happened because i'm gonna word weird that happens. Experts said it never take the exact same way to work every day. Don't do it. It's good practice to thwart if you mix it up. If criminals aren't able to see any patterns they give up. Think you'd notice someone following you to work every day. I'm telling you. I noticed someone the other day. Okay but it turned out that they they weren't following me. They turned off. But i noticed them. Something was fishy but they were. They happened to me going in the same place. They followed me for like ten minutes man. He's like they follow me in the garage. Scuba steve specifically during your morning commute tried to make a different turn. One time each morning. I just too lazy for this. Keep up with the get lost. Then i'll be late to worse. That's what would happen right there but there you go the more you know. It's time for the good news. Next last year ryan sibley was in a serious car wreck he almost died. He can only walk now for a couple of hours a day but he can still drive so in the winter storm hit last week in austin he said you know what i got four wheel drive. I'm going to go help others. So he drove around austin for two days and he pulled one hundred and forty five drivers out of the snow. Wow hundred and forty five. That is significant. Heck if you drive around to do five. that's awesome. Well what kind of truck did he have. That's a commercial whenever we're going to talk had this guy that'd be like hey that's great. Let's feature you. Let's show people how rough and tough our truck is. Well that's cool. We were driving last week. We got out a couple of days in the snow and ice and we saw a young woman who was out of recurrent her phone. Call us into the snow and stuck. Okay and then. I pull over. And i'm like hey do you need some help. And she says well thought. I had a flat tire. She gets pulled over turns out i didn't. It was just snow but pulled so far over to the snow. Now i'm stuck. She's but my husband's on his way. But thanks. But i thought she thought she had a flat. Shoes is gonna pull over and see she got so stuck because it was so bad around here and honestly if i'm being full disclosure on a house going to help her offer the no if i needed to just going to put her in our truck and take her somewhere. You can use my phone to call someone. I was gonna just get in. We'll take you where you need to go if she was like. Yeah can you pull me out of this. I don't know how to do that but we did stop vacations. You didn't help. I there you go. That's what it's all about. That was telling me something. Bobby volunteer these days. Everyone's number one source of entertainment. Is their phones. That's right believe it or not. There's a way for you to make this device even more entertaining than it already is. It's as simple as downloading best beans from the app store or google play. Best beings is possibly the best puzzle game out there with over one hundred million downloads worldwide. Taking on over five thousand challenging levels of play there's tons of entertainment. It's best means easy to play tough to master keeping you coming back for more their mind blowing graphics and catching music. Keep your fingers tapping as you play. Joined the best epa journey panel tons of charismatic characters. 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Tiger woods was in a single car accident and los angeles yesterday morning los angeles county. Sheriff alex villanueva said the tigers card hit the center median crossed into the opposing lane of hit the curb and a tree had several rollovers in the process. He underwent a long surgical procedure on his lower. Right leg and ankle. Here is a clip of the sheriff explaining how the accident took place. The vehicle travel several hundred feet from the center Center divider at the intersection and rested on the on the west side of the road in the brush sustained major damage of all the images of that when they arrived. He was lucid which meant awake and could actually make decisions. He was responsive but to use a pry bar and acts and other tools to free him what they said initially was they use the jaws of life but my interpretation of that is the jaws of life can be a bunch of different things ripped somebody out of a car. There's not just one specific. I always pictured as like going to a pacman scissors and you just grab them with that and pull them out. But i guess that's not it all the time. I guess it's just knowing how to get in and ripped someone out of a car They pulled them out of the windshield. Because that was the part of the car they could get in the fastest. No one else was in the vehicle. They do not expect that he was under the influence of anything whether it was not a factor again. I'm just guessing here. This is complete speculation. But i could see this happening. Someone if they're just texting and they're in that left lane and it's like oh crap boom curb that median. It's game on who knows what's going to happen you're reacting. You're compensating because you could be flipping everywhere. Not saying this is what happened there. But i could see this situation happening from someone not having full attention on the road texting eating because all it takes. Is you to pop that median. And they say that's what happened again. Speeding they say yes wasn't factor. I was reading this story because there was some show taping in the hotel where tiger was staying and the director setup was hit with his car because he was upset braun. You've spit out of the hotel really. Oh different day no same day before this. Oh okay i just enough. His example of driving fast. No no this was the exact moment they said. The la times reports tigar was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control the vehicle before crossing the center. Divider struck the median and then they say landed several hundred feet like you said there. I think about that several several hundred feet. You're talking about a whole field hundred yards three hundred feet. He didn't appear to break lost control. His struck a sign that said welcome to rolling hills estates. It's unclear how fast he was driving again. You have people that know about this stuff. Speculating based on where the car landed. If the speed limit was forty five they think he could have been going up to eighty. He was wearing a seatbelt. They said that did save his life. No other cars were involved in the accident. Which is great significant injuries. He had a few different. Maybe two different places on his leg that shattered. They had to put rods in this morning. not life threatening. He was in a in california for a to shoot for something for golf tv crazy crazy. Didn't i thank god. He had a seatbelt. Donna thank god. He didn't hit anybody else and also thank god. He wasn't drinking or under the influence of something because with his history. You just assume that's the case that's the first thing i hadn't read in depth details of just saw a few things here and there and i thought oh. I thought we would be waiting to hear results of that. They did not take blood but they didn't take blood because they think there was a reason to take blood because the officers were like he's not under the influence of anything. So did you ever watch the tiger woods documentary. I haven't yet kayla now. We're talking about this last night. She's like i wonder if that got to and he's upset about that. I thought about that. When i saw the story like wonder i would imagine an tigers place in his life. He said so many things come at him for so many years that it's probably just another another person another trying to chop at his heels. He probably blocked that stuff out. Pretty good but again he is human we forget. Sometimes it's celebrities are human beings. I do dangling brian. nothing gets to you. You're my hero. Puts his pants on one leg at a time doing jumps in two legs. Let's do some more news. Bobby's story i mean soon enough. We're going to find out that these. Ufo's aliens soon. It's getting closer and closer. You have another story. I do prove this is crazy and it really does farther my belief that we're getting closer to finding out the truth about at least something lease even if we find out that the russian government we're about to find out some stuff right. This happened a few days ago. American airlines flight. Twenty two ninety two was flying between cincinnati and phoenix. So today it's twenty four. It was the twenty first when they had a bizarre close encounter with what its crew has described as a long senecal cylindrical. They said that were object. Looks almost like a cruise missile moving extremely fast over the top of the aircraft as a cruise along at thirty six thousand feet. So here's a clip of the pilots. Radio call from the confident target stuff here. We just had something. Go right over the top of us that i hate to say this look like a long electrical object almost look like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast and you don't think you using cruise missile. You think alien. I think there's something going on we don't know about we're gonna find out what's going on saturday now. There are too many of these are having to release them now again. I don't know that they're a little little strange men in spaceships but it could be different governments shooting stuff over the top of us. I don't know no idea but something ain't right. I smell a rat and the thing to you know my thing about aliens. Why would they be the same size as us. We automatically were so in love with ourselves the human race that we're like aliens. I gotta be like between like three feet nine feet. They could be one inch. We just assume there are signs because we're our size get over yourself. Humans they can be a hundred feet tall or they could be a centimeter in being tiny tiny ships. Plying we'd have no idea this little teeny tiny little. Things building teeny teeny. They can make it be that small and then land somewhere and we just are so in love with ourselves think everything has to be like us like what if fleas are aliens. And we didn't know the whole time eddie. Saban stupid stupid. Like that's any dumber than what i'm saying. Let's do more story. A man who collected half a million dollars in powerball prize money. North carolina said his lucky lottery. Numbers came from his fortune cookie. That's it's awesome or nesto source. Zano in florida told north carolina education lottery officials that his powerball ticket he bought from a seven eleven store in huntersville. North carolina had a set of numbers that he copied from a fortune cookie. They came with recent chinese takeout. The quote investment ended up earning him. Five hundred thousand dollars in the powerball drawing unbelievably said. I'm just super happy that my dreams came true. That's a crazy that is crazy Do you think he throws a bone to the restaurant. The chinese restaurants from don't think so maybe he goes and has a big dinner and tips them like five hundred bucks or something but you gotta think when you get five hundred thousand dollars. You're going to get two hundred and fifty thousand of that so it's not like you give them one hundred thousand. No i just meant like a little something. Yeah probably goes back well but he lives in florida. He was just north carolina like he may not go back up there. Good for that guy them love to see it. Thank you very much. That's the news. Bobby's story i love it. When really rich people put their houses up for sale. And you get to see kind of how they're living. It's always pretty exciting right. Yeah dave ramsey who is guy on the radio helping people with money who comes in on the show. Sometimes he is listing his home for over fifteen million dollars. It's on fourteen and a half acres. He bought the land for one point. Six million in two thousand nine and then built his home on it listed at fifteen point four or five million. And i think i've seen it. I think because it's up high. A lot of people can see it right road. Yes they gated. Hilst hilltop estate sits in an allocation of one thousand one hundred fifty feet. The home is over. Thirteen thousand square feet has six bedrooms. Nine bathrooms and six thousand square feet of outdoor living space storage and attic. He probably is different weather up there interesting his apps so the difference no okay so does it say why he's selling the home also has three garages that can fit up to eight cars. There's also plenty of outdoor entertaining areas including a pool. It says they are taking the opportunity to build on land. They owned south of the city. They're trying to get out of town a little more do that all over again. That seemed like that probably took all these years to get that done. I mean i'm looking at this now. Yeah yeah yeah. I wonder if it's because it's dave ramsey and he pays cash for everything like if he wants his buyer if he's like giving advice whoever buys it like oh man if you really can't pay cash for this don't buy you paid for the housing. I mean i'm sure. Oh i don't know we're we're home. Dead is not a bad debt to hide the bad debt. But i just feel like he's probably someone that that pays for cash. I feel like he will take that home. Because you don't get the money based on how much cash that they give you know. I even if they pay a twenty percent of the bank gives you all the money for the house so i don't think he cares like give me the money from my house and i'm gonna move on fifteen point four five million dollars. I was saying. I think he might be. He cares about people in their finances so much he might be like. Can you really afford this. Say he'd won't say if the bank says you can get the loan by david fiat. They're callers tells about this house. We want to know more. We pool our money and by the buyer is twenty bucks. Dave ramsey tells about the house. there was a guy who wants sixty thousand dollars at mgm casino then. He was shot with a rifle in robin his hotel room. Oh i had to stop playing these underground poker games because the games were getting robbed dude. You're going to like houses and stuff. That's crazy. I was going to houses. I was going into warehouses. And i was playing so much poker that i felt like i was getting better making the little bit of money but we would hear it'd be we play on tuesday. We hear over the friday night game got robbed while the game starting to get closer and closer to us whether we're getting wanna played once and the next night at the same place. Someone came in with guns to people made everybody get butt naked. Sit on their hands to all closed. Because they know they wouldn't go running down the street or their naked to call their clothes all their phones all their money to call the money being gambled and left. Did you want that to happen to you. Know that's why he didn't go back. I didn't know what the davidge it'd been until it'd be naked on everybody else and then i don't wanna have to worry about who's gonna go naked. Tell the guy. They're worried about that when they're all naked there. No now. well yeah but once they leave absolutely great. We're all negatives embarrassing craig. I'm embarrassed so the guy was sixty thousand bucks. You showed it off to a few his friends. He said he invited a few people. They went up to his room. The door started to open one of them had. Ar fifteen the busted in his room. Oh the other one had. He said he thinks the glock pinned down forced to give the hotel safe. Combo robbers cannot open the safe. That's when they say he got into the hallway and then shot back through and hit him in the lower intestine so he got shot. he's okay obviously. Yeah that that's that's scary. Someone comes in with a gun. And again i've been in situations gun to my head. Robbing me for what was emma. Atm and had like eight dollars period of atm in the atm and it was it was such a blur that i can still remember it so vividly as it. I never get scared while it was happening. Because i was like dang this out of body experience when the guy pissed a web me and my head whack didn't hurt because i was like. Wow this is crazy. When they ran away hurt and it scared me for years and years. I mean i still that being one of the incidents that still bothers me. I can't sleep some nights because of that money in your public place or you have money and unit public place. Don't show it off unless you've got somebody guarding you guys when you win big though you can't help but to scream and like they ring a bell and everyone looks at you like what do you do. Maybe just sleep in a different hotel. If i won big in the bell started going off. I would go fetal on the floor. Cover my face. i'll get quiet. Go feed nothing to see here. I'd pointed somebody else. They want one. I'm not good for you buddy. Then you caused them to get her. Hey baby last night. Raymond had too much to drink. What were you drinking. I'm always in hard seltzer last night. Or was it weekend. Okay i don't wanna say last night. He was here on the show this morning. I was rolling with it the story. Okay good. I like that so the weekend a couple of shelters. Yeah in the cat is fourteen years old. He's in the dawn of his life. I mean we don't know how many more years he's going to have and we love him so much. So i made some pretty big high dollar purchases on the internet and i want to share them with you guys. Offer your cat all for the cat. Okay here we go. How many are there. Four of them at number four a cat laser pointer. You just do it around your house. And apparently the cattle chase it was two bucks to pay so huge is it four cats specifically or is it just a laser pointer. It's just a laser pointer but they marketed to cat. Oh okay number. Three a battery operated fish and it flops. around like it's real and apparently it will know. Make the cat run around and chase it a little bit. That's cool china's ten. You know have that yet. That one hasn't come in the next one. We have already installed. And i sent a picture to to to put on the internet at number two a cat water fountain and it's supposed to keep the water really cold but it really does shoot the water up in the air. And he's enjoys drinking from it already is using it really. Yes and the number one thing you bought and that was thirty dollars number one here it is meow hours you'll wanna but you sprinkled on their food it's edible. It relaxes them like marijuana. Wow yeah anybody. Let's get to wanna talk. That's hilarious and eight dollars on college. Sheep ray dealer race starts to put it on his food sprinkles michael. What's cat's name rebel. Why call him pablo pablo. Yeah yeah rebel. When i changed my name to raymundo he changed pablo. What does them used to be. Scully why don't you scully. You can't change the animal's name. When they're that old. I change everybody's name. Does he come to pablo. That's the thing with cats. You can call five different names. They'll go to all those. It's not like a dog and are you sure yes okay. 'cause i mean i call him. Squirrel are call. Him comes to your voice more than he comes to a name for the most okay. He said he called him idiot. Caterpillar joke fashion. I'm like when he runs around. Talk to your cat. Do do your cat voice. You dan you come here you call them. Pablo slow you. It sounds like idiots consistent name for the cat of what else. Let's say if you're like. Hey pablo do you want some meowing wanna or like you hungry. Want some water. How do you talk off pablo weird. Let's go take this call from christie. Who is in kansas christie. You're on the bobby bones. Show how are you good. How are you all good when you want to say. I didn't wanna give it a shot out to my eight year. Old son christian You listen to you that all time you drive to work and to preschool. And now that he's older. He goes the regular school He came to his dad. And i this summer and wanted to raise money for other kids. That are less fortunate or sick and last year he raised almost four thousand dollars Just making bracelets and he sells them. He'd donate money to st jude. Wish and this year he wants to raise over five thousand dollars to help other kids in need so yeah he's only eight. He'll be nine in march. That's awesome great. Tell them we said we're proud of him. That's fantastic. I feel thank you l. Mine and we will put you on hold. And we're going to send you and him some pimping joy. I'm urge so you can have something to wear. Because we're we're super proud that you guys are making a difference in your community and for and other communities to frankly okay so hang on. We want to hook you up. You're welcome speaking of joy. You know what's our message to find joy within yourself and for others and we don't keep any of the money from it ever. We're launching some new items on friday so at nine eastern eight central seven mountain six pacific. The line goes up online. And it'll probably sell out quick because we can only make so much of it. But amy what's up this week. Were super excited about the sweatpants. We've never done him enjoy sweatpants. Before and they say hashtag pimp enjoy down the leg so anytime you put him on. Good reminder to choose joy spread joy and then we have a tie pullover. That's super q. That people are excited about and then we'll have other pimp enjoy items and We don't keep any enjoy money. Hundred percent goes to various causes. We have fun covid relief. Different things so you can feel good about your purchase and spreading joy friday morning we launched a new line. The therapy for black girls. Podcast is your space to explore. Mental health personnel development. And all of the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. I'm your host dr joy. Hardin bradford a licensed psychologist in atlanta georgia. And i can't wait for you to join the conversation every wednesday. Listen to that therapy for black girls. Podcast on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast take care. Hey i want to do it tomorrow. Tease because i just found out about this but remember lunch boxes balloon. He sent into the air inside the balloon. He had listed some things that he wanted them to give to him was all because of a news story. we found. Were like all right. I'm going to send a balloon often if you find this. Grandma wishes right for christmas. I think it was trying to get it to the north pole right. So we took that idea lunchbox. Someone found us balloon. No way balloon has been found which is crazy trash see. It landed in pompton tree and never gone about a month ago. We released the balloon. Not going to tell you much more but tomorrow morning about eight twenty eastern seven twenty central. This is amazing. Someone found his balloon now. The question is did he get anything from it. And i tell you this. I don't even know the answer. So we'll hear about that tomorrow. Yes funny. I've forgotten about this amazing. It's never anything would happen from it. So that'll be on tomorrow's show so heads up there yesterday. We're trying to go Grab some lunch. There's a like a sushi peter's sushi if my with place so we drive down to it and we couldn't get into the parking lot of peter's because there's a chick-fil-a next to it and the line for chick-fil-a was like rat all the way around even get in the parking lot. See to drive through to somehow get people in chick-fil-a line to let you through to go park in the parking lot. Does that make sense. Yes is that in the same. I'm trying to picture Beside in there. But i by been to our. The golf store is due in front front. So that happened to me trying to go to the golf store and i couldn't get in golf story. You playing golf. Oh i guess. I for my husband's birthday. I mean this wasn't like recently but i'm just telling you i know that. Yes that shopping. Center and that chick-fil-a. I was blocked forever because people trying to get food and i couldn't get to. The gulf store was just decided to go ahead and stay in line and gets in chick-fil-a people were like thinking we're cutting and chick-fil-a line and we're like no we're trying. I was doing my fingers like it was jumping over. I was going like we're going over. Let us through. And so it took about ten minutes but we got through esau. The story about chick-fil-a responding to complaints that they're busy drive through lines are negatively affecting nearby businesses. It's true if you're next to a chick-fil-a you're dealing with that around lunch and dinner examples right here. And when did chick-fil-a make that flip to being wildly popular. 'cause we had took flies my whole life and there are always good. I always loved chick-fil-a yeah. They weren't that crazy at the mall but they weren't that crazy in hot springs. Arkansas where i grew up there was always a low line. A little one. But you got your lunch. You got outta town. Went back home. Went back to mine but now would you say what last ten years last five years. I've years yeah because it's insane. Now it's always align its chick fil chick-fil-a in the south and the now as it spreading from the southeast. A little bit northeast and midwest. That is what the burger place out. West in burger is in and out was. I never thought we'd see anything like it in an album. Chick-fil-a starting to be like an burger. So i do think that is that. They are hurting other businesses so we should tax them with nuggets. They should take nuggets to everyone of the business nearby once a week and say sorry for your loss. The agree took place hurting other businesses. I mean yeah. It was hard for me to get there. I get what they're saying that they are efficient and they can't help that. A lot of people wanna come there come lunchtime and how they line up two lines at the same time and make everybody getting the right place. Believable about the. Yeah although i did have one of them. Say you're welcome and you make a big deal out of it. I got out of the car points. I did it. Let's talk to alicia in north dakota alicia how are you hi. How are you going on. So i have a funny story for you This lady rob dust She actually came to our house. When we weren't home. She still hold onto tools and stuff. It's my husband. He's all neck so he's got gained camera setup in the yard and we caught pictures of her us taking the tool and actually stole my daughter's car small suv well. We knew it was hers. We posted her all over social media and pictures of the car. And we're like hey if you are car let us know About two weeks later friends of ours that we actually bought the car off of they were driving down the city and they look over and there's our car listed for sale at the dealership turns out she told the title sold it for drug money and they traded it into a dealership only like ten miles from us. How did she get. the title. was the title in the car. No she robbed our house to walk. She found the tight. I listen yeah. I hate to say this but actually still extra mile she. Yeah she's got other titles we we were sure she was trying to come back and get one of our vehicles to. Oh yeah yeah so. We had camera setup everywhere and so we ended up getting the vehicle back in better condition than it was. it was Have brand new tires on. It had new shocks and struts it was detail it was fantastic and now she's sitting in jail in. That stinks for you guys yet. Stolen car dealership. File money Because they can had the car they bought in the car. They made it pretty but to make it work. Better had to give it up. That stinks to. That's thanks for everybody. Except i guess for her too. She's in jail. How much time she get couple three years. I think six months does that scare you and she comes out. She's going to retaliate. Maybe i guess. I don't know but we've moved since then okay. She's did until now. Think of that. They hey you moved. that's good. thank you for that story. We appreciate that. Alicia have a great day. Thank you for calling the show. There is a company that's credit unaware that never has to be washed. You snarled your nose. That just doesn't i don't care what you say that's can't be if you hate to wash your underwear. There's some good news coming your way from the minnesota company called herk leon. They've come up with what they call the world's cleanest underwear an innovative self-cleaning undergarment that can be worn daily for weeks even months without becoming smelly. It's all because of a revolutionary material called her fiber which destroys all bacteria stays clean without needing a wash. All you have to do is at the underwear quote air out after wearing. It can put them on again the next day. I mean okay. I guess if you're traveling or this could come in handy there no prize. I wonder what is 'cause i would assume. Hurt fibers not extremely cheap. I think this would be great to have where everyday but just two days in a row. Sometimes that happens and then you go on okay droplet out or not wear any at all but there you go underwear that you can continue to where it which sounds right up lunchboxes alley. Does that googling. Google if i can find. Is there a price on that. Might one hundred ninety nine dollars for a ten. Oh so do the math thanks. I mean that's how bad saw a headline about lionel ritchie. And it said who. I work with on american idol. Who i love. This will know if i've ever met a guy especially who's extremely famous and extremely nice and he doesn't have to be nice to me. I'm the p on that show lowest of the low but just the best right. And so anytime i've seen thing about line like click it and a seventy one year old american idol judge lionel richie dating thirty year old and i click and i'm like who's he dated. I know her. I've known her for forty. She's been on a really great. I didn't show thirty seventy one year. Old american idol judge lionel. Richie is in a serious relationship. According to this report with lisa. And i'm like at least and then so i go to instagram. We she falls man instagram. Like she's my friend so this is interesting because you didn't you said you didn't know she was thirty. So did that mean that you kind of look at me like oh that's normal like leases. Exact age is unclear. It says but it's believed. She's an early thirties. I never thought a dang thing about it. Here we go. Can i see. I don't look that we're do you. I don't think oh. Yeah no because well. It does look like his daughter. Well if there's that age difference it absolutely could be. I'm telling you. Lionel does not act like seventy one year old guy. That's what i was. Look seventy one year old guy. Nothing about him at work. I would have bet if you just. There's some parts always amy. What is wavy after dark is different person. Levity all just looking for these days okay make light. Yeah like humor with making. Because i just it. It's yeah it's all the story but when you meet lionel you'd think he's probably fifty eight. You meet her. She's probably thirty four thirty five and there's no it doesn't feel weird anyway. I thought there was some big story of dating somebody new and clicked. I've known her for four years. I know that girl. How did they not know this. Is the story anyway. So i saw that American auto back on sunday night. I think maybe one or two more episodes. Until i'm on because i missed the first chunk of just a straight auditions because i was doing my my show but i'm excited because it's really good this season. Somebody hit me up almost like a heard. Amy doing commercials for the voice. And i don't do that. Because i am on american idol and they were like how smart because they know your idol show and they bought. Amy done does very funny. We're out have a great day friends. 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Work From Home Year In Review

The Ross Bolen Podcast

1:15:58 hr | 3 months ago

Work From Home Year In Review

"The you back the welcome back to the rose bowl and podcast. Otherwise known as our be presented by bolan media. I am your host ross bowl and back again with your co host. Chris kohls colson and today we are joined again by current bowling media. Marketing consultant jared borislav. Y'all ever uber to the wrong spot. Not notice until you arrive. I don't think i've ever done that. I don't think i've ever done that either. Yeah i just did. This is truly sad. I was focused on writing the show in the uber and ended up fifteen minutes south of the studio at the office unintentionally. I have turned into one of those mindless businessman. Riding in the back of a cab or rideshare staring at their phone unaware of anything occurring outside the vehicle like sometimes. I'll get out of a newborn realize. I didn't even know what the driver looked like like. I never even looked up. You're gonna end up like Jared from silicon valley just like inside of a car being shipped china. Yes that's what's going to happen. It's going to be my tesla. I'm going to throw it in full. Self-driving in it's gonna take me to a crate and ship me off to another country. You guys actually can't see but ross has to bluetooth devices one in each ear for two separate phones just because he has so many business calls coming into his head twenty doing tons of business and stock and stock mostly business. A lot of mining lot going on over here today was starting with the insane headline today. We're going to open today's show in the intro. Can you believe this with an insane headline. Wow wow must be insane it is insane here. It is from cnn customs agents in cincinnati. That's an ohio. What thank you seized. Forty four pounds of cornflakes at a serial covered in cocaine. That's a narcotic instead of sugar. Sugar is also a narcotic depending on who you talk to the unaltered version of that customs agents in cincinnati seized forty four pounds of corn flakes covering cocaine instead of sugar way to be like the altered version. Better i like to. I like my parentheses. Us customs and border patrol sees shipment of cereal from south america. It was covered in cocaine instead of sugar. Cb p officers in cincinnati ohio intercepted the package on february thirteenth containing about forty four pounds of cocaine coded cornflakes. Okay so media. Question is i don't know a lot about cocaine right. I don't know a lot about the distribution on that side of things right. Yeah well you what how familiar. Okay true but in blow they did not use cornflakes to ship out there cocaine. They did not. And i'm just curious. How do you separate said cocaine from said cornflakes post shipment. We've seen lots of variations of this in television and film career. We're like drug dealers. Find a way to like they put cocaine in the teddy bears or like they make something out of cocaine then. When it gets to its destination they melt it down at turns back into cocaine or like it has to be put in water and then that turns into or whatever. There's like a whole bunch of different way. But i've never seen them just be like what if we got a ton of cereal or a product that contains a ton of sugar and then instead of sugar we just put all the blow in there shirley no one will notice. Well i mean. I'm imagining a bright future. In which you can both combined your late night drunk cheese with a pick me up via cocaine covered cornflakes. The thing about this is great as a dog named biko. Bi co flagged ship. Like stuff like this comes down to one dog deciding whether or not to do his job just like how. How did biko field on this day. Idiot could smell. Well remember this. Do you remember Two nights ago. When i was absolutely tweaking on twitch when we plan yes i'd eaten two bowls of cornflakes that's it. That's definitely what it was that makes so much that you flaked out. I was flaking now that we're mentioning this. I've had a lot of trouble sleeping lately. And i tend to have a bowl of cereal right before bed. Cornflakes i mean. I had frosted flakes the other day basically same thing raisin bran the other day it doesn't specify which cornflakes were dealing with kellogg's like you know like the ones that the little like chicken. Looking thing on him probably. I'm sure that the company doesn't want to be recognized. Probably because you know there's sugar or their their cereal had cocaine instead of sugar is a drug though. It's all remember this sugar very bad and also well i. I don't know if that takes actually accurate. As a as a cereal company i would like the drug dealers to know that my cornflake is strong enough to withhold the dissolving nature of cocaine because as we all know cocaine is a very destructive drug taller innards so if you have a cornflakes strong enough to hold that cocaine and keep it safe all the way from another country into this. Great nation of the united states of america like acid. Yeah what it does it does. That's why people get a fucking deviated septum in like drips in your stomach and dissolves from snort and rock. No no no. I promise you look it up. Cocaine is a dissolved. I don't know what the actual term is solving But okay so. Here's the question so think about this. Let's say you make your bowl of cocaine. Cornflake have the milk cornflakes out. Imagine what it's like drinking that fuck and milk. Oh it's always it's taken all of the cocaine off the cornflakes in is just sitting there. It tastes a little bit corny. You know like a little bit little something there little something to it. Yeah i can't even imagine how much cocaine would be an milk. I have a question. I would like to pose to you to end this insane headline of the discussion to start today. Show which cereal makes the best after milk. Like which cereal leaves you. Call it after mill. Hey hey jerry shared. It's after milk hashtag after milk. I'm going to argue. Fruity pebbles or cinnamon. Toast crunch cinnamon toast. Crunch you get that. It's like that slightly browned after milk. Jeered put truffle butter over here at the fuck. I like where you're going here. Because you get a little kick from the cinnamon to to start your day right nice it hits the sinuses clears you out a little bit especially with somebody with allergies cinnamon toast crunch is a great one. The fruity pebbles. They get you this like rainbow colored after milk. God that's you then that is so fucking grow that you then drink okay. Well you're right. We shouldn't have called it. But i will say this. There's a bar. There's a speakeasy downtown in austin called after milk. Not maybe that good name for one And they have a lot of drinks that include cereal milk not called after milk where they like. Soak milk in cocoa. Pops is one of them dude. Cocoa puffs was going to be my go-to for the best after milk. It's delicious zach. Okay okay. I had something called like t milk last night. I ordered a high desert. I put up a picture of it looks so good when the hell is this it was like two different types of ice cream but then i got like there was this thing on the menu called like moon milk or some kind of milk some kind of crazy milk and i ordered it and i'm still not sure what it was and i drank like half of it. I don't think there was any cocaine in that what it tastes like. I mean i fell asleep as good. It was cold. It was called milk but it was like sweet. Slightly soured milk. I don't really know it was strange was a weird dessert. 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Pledge a minimum of five dollars and get an ad free episode additional each week in addition to your monday wednesday episodes which are of course free to the public now. It is time for our segment of today's show one year anniversary of working from home. Like you had a buddy text me this morning and it's officially the one year anniversary of his entire company. Being put on work from home dude works for big company thousands and thousands of employees. It was one of the bigger companies to. I announce like everybody's done no more to the office and i realized this is the case for a lot of people. A lot of people are either coming up on or just past their one one year anniversary of not going to the office offices mean member in person meetings and amber maybe shooting the shit with people less than six feet away from you in the break room member a sitting next to my like co worker. Just like chilling extra him. And i just like you're taking a little ten minute break this shit. Our faces are three feet apart. We're sharing some chips and salsa hobbes. Yeah i 'member 'member massaging gary. The janitors feed after hours. When you stayed to work late member. Casual friday every day is like slobs sunday now professionally. Casual would be a massive improvement for most of you in terms of day to day. Garb there are a lot of pros and cons. That came from this work from home situation. As a result of the international pandemic a lot of and there are different for everybody the circumstances of your own life determine whether or not you have some of these pros or some of these cons and we're gonna work our way through them now some pros. Here's an obvious one when you're at the office at work one of the things that you're aware of as an employee and i can speak to this from experience is that if you don't do anything someone might notice there are people. They're also doing their jobs. You have a boss supervisor. Some type of person looking over you making sure that you're accomplishing the things that you're supposed to accomplish so that the company can make money now any anytime. You've taken a sick day in the past worked from home as a result of some circumstance. Which i'm sure most of us had before twenty twenty. It had become a more and more common thing. You experienced that freedom for the first time. And it's exhilarating but when you have to deal with that every day it like shifts from a pro. The original like version of it is a pro. You're like oh this is bad ass. Nobody knows when i'm working. I can do my thing whenever i want if i want to run out to the grocery store for thirty minutes. Get some errands done. It doesn't matter for a lot of us that was the case instill is the case but after a while after a few weeks when you have to self manage in it's like there's nobody there to fuck and check like it's a totally different ballgame and for some of you shifts to akon. Because you don't do dick. Yeah i think. The workflow has kind of been shifted as well. Compl- everybody's kind of have to completely shift how they delegate tasks and how they operate a work week and how they even get shit done. You know what. I mean like i. I can't imagine being in corporate america right now and try. Because i guarantee at first everybody tries to retain the same kind of pattern and strategy. They everything changed trainings. Change meetings through zoom. All all all my god. Yeah it's like all the stuff that allows you to communicate more successfully Not in person like slack. It has been become a huge part now the day today. The big thing was slack for christie's number even use slack. Have you know. It's like discord but for adults companies. Yeah the biggest thing about it. That's motor discord is at at the time. Suck right at everybody who uses slack as their main form of communication at work when you're stands that it is the opposite of a productivity tool it is the it is the biggest distraction in the world because he's always up chatting with people it's like it's like aim back in the book and aol instant messenger so like you have somebody like hey did you. Can you send us me. Yeah me send it back to them and then you guys talk for twenty five minutes about literally. Whatever it just because you've initiated a conversation and then you get to do. Yeah and and you both so desperate for human interaction at this point that it's just like yeah it's slash jiffy slash space office. Jif zoom meetings being highly productive for the first forty five minutes because everybody just gets in there and wants to talk about life because they have nobody to fucking talk to everybody in corporate. America knows like any conference. Call your on sucks leading the conference call you throwing it on mute and you're not listening and your have your camera awful lot you're allowed to. Nobody's ever camera on when before being told like. Hey can you turn your camera. On how many meetings. I put into my camera off on purpose and just waited for somebody to be like enrolls. We can't see you just so then. I'd have to turn it on because you don't want people to be able to see i mean people are masturbating in zoom meetings jared people tube and the two man to to stake. He's gone yeah. He was too hard to lawyers now and shit. He's not a cat no he was not a cat that was confirmed. Yeah here's another pro unlimited bathroom and cigarette and porn bricks three things that people take breaks for work right right uh-huh bathroom. Yeah yeah if you're going to the bathroom. Every fifteen minutes at the office people are like what the hell's the deal with jerry. What did he actually use a catheter at the office hustle mindset who stop. What is your news. I'm only one time. They'll go off without too many. Okay so who episodes where we're a to catheter. Limit podcast is that zero zero point. Sorry guys all right. I think this is very anti-castro. It is ross. Confuse what you say. you said. Unlimited bathroom cigarette breaks. I thought you meant individually. Of course. I always take my breaks into all three of those who once. He's in the bathroom watching porn. Yeah you do all three in one break. Yeah that'd be really taking cigarette and fire up the porn. Imagine taking individual breaks for those three. That'd be stupid it'd be stupid very very inefficient. Exactly what. I would argue also another great thing about the work from home. Thing is dogs are at home. I actually had in mind to huge pro dog stay softer all week long. Because they have you around. Yeah give george and nussle. While you're going to the bathrooms threaten jack off real quick and then they still reach their peak softness on the weekend because they have your full attention is now a great. There are some offices were dogs are allowed people to bring their pets. Mostly like californian shit cool company. My last company i worked at there was always minimum of two dachshund office. Now he's up to three. This is very common in austin texas as well where we live because austin has grabbed so many different business practices from silicon valley in the like and it's progressive city. So more people had their dogs in the office here. But for those of you who work in live in corporate america in a dogs in the office. People got dog allergies. Fucking toby in in in in. Hr won't allow it or whatever your dogs are at home and the dogs are nice. Little stress reliever in the middle of the day. You take a couple minute break. Pet the dogs or whatever you feel better. It's nice good pro unrelated to the dogs. Being home is my last and final. Pro that i will give midday sex. If you and your partner both work from home you can bone get a little afternoon delight. J. bomb j bone gives you a nice little boost in the middle of a work day. Like getting laid name. A better thing an app maybe maybe just guzzling some after milk after could do it. Just the f. I can't say what. I have to know the after milk. Just running down your chin. Like ted cruz is caso chino. What you could incorporate that into your afternoon delight now afternoon. Delight leads math milk. Delight got the kids if you bone During the day you know when you should be working or whatever you could accidentally have kids if you have kids and you're working from home for all the parents out there. I'm sorry your last year and a half has been hellacious even if you're lucky enough to have an office space where you can get a little escape in spouse or partner to help you with the kids. They're they're pal the there. I think that's something honestly. Probably took me about six months of quarantine before. I even understood that every person who had a child has been with their child. Twenty four seven and i mean why the schools is like the biggest news right now like who gives a shit like whatever kids love. Being out of school. I was like the hair and yeah dude i. It took me a few days to and i'm dating apparent in it still took me a few days to. I was like to me six months. Oh the schools are closed. Big whoop seems that the kids love it. Fuck school right and then i like oh every single adult with a child who has a job is screwed and that is the case like i got buddies with three kids who have been at home for a full year. My buddy who texted me this morning. You why he's keeping track you know why he knows the exact day in which he became a work from home guy because he has three fucking kids and he's lost his mind you mark that down. The counters the worst day of his entire life. I mean i saw like week one but going back in kindergarteners on computers all day long like who thought this was a good idea in any capacity. I mean you do. We had no choice. I guess i don't know what else you fucking do. But good god. I can't imagine a six year old trying to stay locked into a teacher through a camera. In on 'em peter dolts are start dying slipping into the depths of insanity. Because there's no fucking way that they can stay locked in there just nagging on their parents all day long. I couldn't imagine it's another reason that the stock market is spiking through the roof and twenty twenty was absurd to me. I was like none of us are working. Somebody's doing productivity is at the lowest it's ever been in arguably like the look at the look at the super fucking storm of things that came together like streaming and entertainment has never been bigger right from being and more accessible from home at the same time as all the work from home. Shit were all. The kids are stuck at home with their parents to were most of us. Were not working that much. Most americans were working. What is it like an average of three hours a day or some shit like that. It's some hilarious statistic. That's not the mindset. It's not at all and it just got worse and worse and worse and if you've had kids at home this entire time god bless you because you're one of the real heroes out there Another could be your spouse being at home all the time. Look for a lot of marriages and a lot of relationships. The only thing keeping them going was that nine to five where they don't have to be with each other sounds very healthy. People getting locked in the same space together all day every day. That maybe didn't like each other very much in the first place. Especially if you've got kids compound on top of that. We got stressful for you. This past year madge stressful. Which brings me to my final point. Your work in your home space becoming the same space is probably the biggest con of them. All we spoke to this a little bit in one of the monday mental health messages. We did in the past several weeks because it became a real problem for me living in bowling media. Hq and working all day in the same space. I lived ten feet from where i slept at one point. My therapist brought it up. Because i was doing tele therapy with her right and she was like is the chair. You're sitting in where you do your job and i was like no because i knew what she was going with it and i was like yes where i do many many things. She was just like it's not good now. It's like no it's not makes it really difficult to separate your head space. You know how a lot of Is a struggle for people who know really a nine to five job. When you get off the clock switching back from the office work mentality to your regular everyday personality to interact with your friends and family. It can be difficult depending on your job and the stress of your job in the u. For a lot of us we have to change our persona a little bit for work. Most of us We acted professionally. We dress more professionally. We speak in a different tone You've heard people take phone calls and sound completely different on the phone than they do. All of the time. Because that's their work voice in switching out of that back to home. i mean. That's just the stupidest little piece of it. Think about how that applies to you mentality. In the way you feel your stress levels your anxiety it can really be crushing. You have to find ways to make your home still your home if it is also your workspace and that means really making sure that there's an area even if it's a corner with a chair there's an area you work that you're only in that area when you work so that your mind can have a better idea of what it's supposed to be focused on that part of it is difficult. What i've found to be the biggest con of this whole work from home for all three of us chris. Prior to this was not employed. Here yet jared and i being in a company that was already very work from home friendly and frankly the last six months of which when it was falling apart. We weren't in the office anymore and we literally were working from. We literally were already working from home so it wasn't like as big of a shift but for the rest for a lot of y'all man this has been one of the biggest changes as a result of covid is the you're stuck in your house or your your place of Where you live your domicile. It's what i like to call it. And that's also your office and you probably just now getting to a place where that feels mildly productive. So let's close this segment out by me asking this. Do you think voice. That offices in the corporate office will ever come back to what it was. Pre twenty twenty. I think no like to answer that question specifically shortly no. I don't think it'll ever go back to the exact way it was. I do think we will have iterations of it but you talked earlier to where you were saying. You think productivity is lower. And i do agree with that especially for people that have kids in lots of other life shit going on. They have to deal with they. Just don't have the time to to work from the home. The energy focus. Yeah the mental power but you know for the for the. Let's say mid twenty s to mid thirties living in an apartment where you can work from home. You don't have kids. You have a spouse or something like that but you really can lock in and work. I do think that some people in some jobs have been able to be more productive in less time because they can focus in. They're locking get their shit done move on with their life because at the office. You're locked in nine to five. You know what i mean. I know you talked to your point. The office can be very distracting place. You've got people coming up to you constantly asking you about question blah blah blah blah. When you're at home for a lot of people did give them that opportunity to like. I guarantee you. A lot of americans restructured their workday to be like ten to three and they crush everything they need to in that span and it is a better lifestyle than the nine to five grind. I disagree with both of you. Get your take okay. So i think there are. This work from home. Team has made a lot of people realized that they need the office setting in order to be productive. Okay so i was going to go there next but continued. Yeah so at least for me. Personally like i was so much more productive and locked in when i was in an office setting the saint company then when i went to work from home right and so i think what's going to happen is people who were more productive from home are going to keep working from home. Everybody else. Who doesn't who felt that like they either were the same. In what the social aspects of the office or less productive right are going to go and work in the office. And so i think what's gonna happen is it will not be noticeable but there will be more of your co workers working from home. But you won't be like wow. This is so empty now. I think officers are going to be pretty much the same level of empty same level of interactivity for people. Who like that yet. But you're going to have more people who never come into the office. I think we'll see some sort of like hybrid thing where a lot of companies are also switching to more task based as opposed to strictly nine to five. You know what. I mean like if you get this this and this done. This is your week right. You know what i'm saying and kind of giving people more of the option like you're saying if you feel that you work really well from home and you're getting all the shit done that you need to get done. Have at it work from home. If you need to come into the office for three hours a day four days a week to get that same shit done have added guts good. That's a good point. Wh this will probably be more like this. Hey jared great at work from home. You can continue. Hey chris you were asked. You can't like there's going to be. It's going to be very managerial in some companies. And it's also very much circumstantial based on the type of work that the company does more. Creative work is more conducive. Yes conducive to that sort of lays affair schedule whereas really really corporate shit like accounting for example or tasks that require people to be in the same office space to two more successfully do their job to be able to collaborate more successfully based on what you do where you work but we've seen some iterations about here. The changes that corporate america could make to the office space for it to be safe post covid or whatever and we'll see a lot of that that sort of the new iteration of the american workplace the international. I mean not just in america. this is going to be a thing. Everywhere right deeg. Corporate real estate is going to have to adjust to the post covid world and we will see a lot of that sort of a hybrid mentality when it comes to whether or not people are allowed to go to the office. Have to work at the office. Have to work from home or split. 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Nineteen forty five and this dude hiroo onoda said nah basically an after it ended. He spent twenty nine years hiding out in the philippines under his former commander. He traveled from japan until his former commander traveled from japan to formerly. Relieve him from duty by order of emperior showa in one thousand nine hundred ninety four so from the end of the war in nineteen forty-five yes until his former commander travel by order the emperor to relieve him formerly in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. Yes he fought a one man war. Yes what was he doing though. He's just hiding out. What what's the point of going. I will not surrender. But i will be hiding out for twenty nine years using he. This is fucking insane. Part of the entire thing to me. He was the ultimate japanese soldier to surrender so there was a doodoo. La- lasted even longer than him gentleman named toronto nakamura who surrendered later in one thousand nine seventy four so somebody that went even longer in the same year. I guess then saw him some. It was like oh shit. This is over but the thing is our doodo. Nada was just hiding out in the woods jay gun. He was out there like fighting. His guerrilla war was doing the local towns straw draining. Nine years yeah like doing attacks on harbours like he had been told. Apparently that under no circumstances was he to surrender or take his own life and he took that very very well. The japanese soldiers that fought for the empire that's why they did like bonsai missions and banzai attacks and Causey comic bombs and stuff like that attack a bonds is attack. Where you put the bayonet on and literally just charged your death when they yelled bonsai. Yeah like it was literally just like storming infantry units with the the stabbing in lane it was basically a suicide mission. Same it was. There didn't waves over the light waves across the be like a group of dude banzai. Fucking five thousand deep followed by another wave of dude. You know what i'm saying. It would just like an onslaught constantly. That was the thing that japan presented. But the mentality was your life was for the nation four home-country for the emperor like that was it. That was your only purpose. And so it would add nailed to the The kamikaze and the bonds stuff was all part of that. Like sort of your life didn't matter at all. No you were part of the big other. Just hand yeah and you were there to die on behalf of the country. I mean literally later on down in the In the article it talks about this dagger that he had with him the entire time. That was a gift from his mother when he enlisted to kill himself if he was captured. That's intense. I read a news article. That just reminded me about this book. That came out late last year called memoirs of a kamikaze. And it's a guy who never he kept getting sent out on missions and he just like didn't do it but like he he he. I think he was able to find like excuses for why he didn't do it. Like either either way. The news article. I read may read the book and now after this conversation and again need to get this book. Oh it's a very very fascinating mentality. The the way of japanese people during a imperialistic japan. I should note. Like i just said that. All allowed about about these japanese soldiers in their mentality. And that's very much what you're indoctrinated. When is indoctrinated into you. When you join the military in the united states through the the thinking is like you. Are you become you give up your individuality for the higher and you become a part of something bigger and your life is no longer significant. It's it's it's the country and the ideals that you're fighting for the become significant so it's not as if that japanese mentality is something that we don't also put our military in the. It's just the way they the way they stuck with. It was on a different level than what we've seen in the united states. Thus far anybody who's studied world war two is familiar with just how intense the pacific part of that war. That struggle wasn't that's why we ended up dropping two of the most devastating to the most devastating bombs in the history of our planet to stop that. This was the argument. Anyway of course to stop that side of the battle. Because japan was just gonna keep going like they were ju- it was gonna take. They basically decided based on japan's mentality in the way they've fought and the amount of soldiers they're willing to sacrifice here's how many people will die if we let this continue. Here's how many people die if we drop these two nukes. This math makes more sense. Now then like obviously. There's so much like new oscar. It's the most intense decision ever made. All this is okay ever. We don't drop the bomb these people who are gonna die both sides however those people are soldiers. Different people right nazia citizens. Yeah it's a civilian. It's totally that remains to me. One of its probably the most fascinating decision in human history people don druids of thousands of people from the face of the earth in an instant is that is a a a dod like power power that we actually executed as a hundred thousand people one hundred twenty nine thousand to two hundred twenty thousand. It's the range of people who died from those bombs. Many many people that is fucked up. Unruly who is the president who did that. Truman lbj. Google use the google machine. And i'll finish out of here okay. So that when they sent him to relieve him of duty when they sent his former commander he turned over his sword a functioning type ninety nine rifle five hundred rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades as well as the dagger that kohl's spoke to the one whose mother had given him. Nineteen forty four to kill himself with if he was captured. In only Nakamura we spoke to earlier arrested on the eighteenth of december nineteen seventy four in indonesia held out longer Over his time in the philippines. Oh nada kill around. Thirty civilians of the indonesian town burned thousands of pounds of their rice thirty years. He was there. As jared said. Destroyed landing strips got in multiple skirmishes with the local police. There were two separate occasions on which pamphlets were dropped them in the nineteen forties telling them. The war was over on separate occasions. The it started out as a squadron of four over the course of that one person deserted. Two people died leaving nada by himself. They even dropped him pictures of his family back home telling them we want you to come home. The war is fucking over. Dude was like nah. That's allied propaganda. Two guys that died. I mean it's not like they weren't being hunted. This like one of them was shot killed by a search party looking for the men in nineteen fifty four another was killed by local police in one of those shootouts in one thousand nine hundred ninety two so it's like he had other guys with him a lot of the time but in in the end it was just him and the fascinating thing is how he's found saw in february on february twentieth of nineteen. Seventy four not a meta japanese man. Nuro sukey definitely butchered the first name. Sorry who's traveling around the world looking for lieutenant nada a panda and the abominable snowman in that order. Suzuki found no nada after four days of searching. Which let me. Just say if it was only four days surging. He probably thought he was going to find the abominable snowman like by christmas and like be home for a nice dinner. Men definitely did not find that as far as we know only foot us when then hard to find him. Oh described the moment in two thousand ten after an interview saying this hippie. Boy suzuki came up to the island to listen to the feelings of a japanese soldier. Suzuki asked me why i would not come out. Not and suzuki became friends but not a still refuses. Surrender saying that. He was waiting for orders from his superior. Officer suzuki returned japan with photographs of himself. In nada as proof of their encounter and the japanese government located not as commanding officer from back in the forties major taniguchi who had autism and since became a book. Dude literally hasn't thought about the war in thirty years is just selling copies of the harvey boys and whatever noblemen into a movie. This story has to put on his full fucking officer's uniform to go back to the philippines to get oh nada to surrender and that was the only way that he would agree to come back to the beauty of it is that it was. It fulfilled the promise that he had made oneida back in nineteen forty four where he said whatever happens will come back for you and come back. They did and he really did. He really did not spent his days after returning to japan. He wrote an autobiography to capitalize on the on the incredible story of his thirty year journey in the philippines. Oh by the way. If you're wondering like what the fuck. He killed people in the philippines for thirty years after the war ended. Seems like there should be some consequences to that pardoned him. Yeah the they pardoned him for all. The shitty didn't the philippines philippines ferdinand marcos corden. Yeah so we'd move. In my opinion not a return to japan is very unhappy with the basically japan had kind of moved away from its traditional values that they held so highly during the second world war. He was unhappy with that so he moved to brazil. Brazil to a small japanese colony down. There were a bunch former war veterans or basically raising cattle living out their lives in peace and he kinda split his time for the rest of his life between japan and brazil starting a couple of nature schools back home to help young boys and girls. learned a not in nature schools to help them kind of connect with their surroundings and returned to the japanese. The japanese roots huzzah. He passed away from heart. Failure on january sixteenth. Two thousand fourteen at age ninety one after fighting a thirty year and so people don't be left hanging president truman. Drop the bomb. truman there. You go harry truman. And that's today stuff that wikipedia when you're high hiroo while story fascinating stuff next segment. Kristalina finally speaks. Where do i start chris. Delia formerly one of the most famous and highly paid standup comedians. In the world a guy that got his start back on vine the social media platform in my opinion he was the best person on vine funniest person on vine became wildly successful in stand up broke into hollywood starting What is it you season to where he actually ironically played a famous comedian. Who was preying on young. Which was a big part of the story. When it broke that he was accused by multiple women have sexually harassing underage girls and grooming them and one victim claimed he asked for a nude photos of her knowing she was a minor another allegedly accused him of attempting to groom her screenshots of conversations between these women and the comic have been shared over and over. He was dropped by his talent agency and he released an initial statement when it first happened. Hasn't said shit. Since and his initial statement was essentially look every relationship. I've ever had was consensual and legal. And then he disappeared now. He's back and he releases a youtube video with the title. It's been a while breaks his silence and speaks on the allegations against him. Essentially now i want to say this upfront. I was a very big fan of this man. I never was personally. I loved him on vine. I watched one of og stand ups and fucking hate it. I thought it was awful. It was something about the way he was trying to like. I don't know. I don't know how to put this. He was forcing too much like fake hip hop into his act. That's the only way. I know what it it made me wanna punch them right in the face and i hated it and i was discouraged in a bum me out and then stopped paying attention due for a while and then he really really rounded out his standup game. I actually ended up seeing him. Live in the. What's the bad ass. Little fucking theater. We have a movie theater as part of the austin city limits. Or whatever the shit. Acl live he was awesome. And then all this shit came out. And i'm obviously not a fan anymore. I'm just weirded out by the entire thing and he's one of these guys just like louis c. k. Where when you look back on his his stand up when you go watch chris. Delia stand up now. After the fact knowing what you know. It's very awkward in obvious that something is wrong. He also like you said he played a comedian. Who prayed underage girls and you. He also played a child molester in workaholics. He was to- for the child. Yes he was. That was one of his first things he ever did. That was huge. With one of the first places we ever saw him on work. Hollick's one of the first two seasons where he played a child molester. Which all of that stuff together makes the kristalina story disturbing in really really. Just it's like because here's the thing at no point has he been legally accused of Like in a court of law or charged with a crime. So it's a strange gray area that brings up the topic mostly of the age of consent and this is a man in his thirties with an enormous amount of power and celebrity status. You like using that to sleep with women and and whether or not that's okay in that basically is how he starts like he opens up this youtube video telling us that he got laid a lot like that's what he opens with. And i'll tell you just from the get-go his tone is incorrect. He clearly doesn't get is my biggest takeaway like he doesn't get what it is about the situation that made people truly uncomfortable. He doesn't get the his stat like he basically says look. I got really famous and like it got super easy to get laid so i started taking all the time and it was like this thing where my whole life became about getting late and i was like well. I like getting late so i just fuck. It's like dude. Everyone listening familiar with sex and they know that you won't have sex explaining it to like. We're fucking idiots like it was just bizarre to hear him like. I don't think you guys get it. I was getting mad. Laid all the time and sex is super dope. He was interesting to me about it was that he was claiming that after every show in every city. He get fifty. Em's from women in rap onto every every single one every single time. Every what's at like five nights a week. Now let me explain something for those of you who. Maybe don't get the full picture of what maybe this looks like. I'll just give you from dude worked on the internet for ten years and not a like been hit up by lots of girls to dm over the course of that ten years as especially as a result of working on fm back in the day when girls were trying to use our platform to gain exposure in many cases did that successfully One of them ended up getting a double tap from the pope. Eventually which was used for. We got the dm's and just if you gain any level of internet notoriety your fame at some point as a male or female you will be offered a sexual advance as a result of that and you have to make the decision. Am i going to do this any. Maybe you do it once. Maybe you hook up with a fan. Maybe you respond to a dam and get laid out of it or whatever but then you making the decision again well. What did that feel like. You're judging that did that. Feel right do. I feel a little used. The whole thing is a little twisted. It's not a real regular relationship. And what i want people to understand about the delete. Things didn't happen like the way he puts. It is like six was awesome. And in the next thing i knew it was controlling my life. It's like no no no. You made hundreds of decisions before it. Control your life. You did it once. Loved power did it again. It again did it again. Finally probably went from like a twenty two year old to like one of them was eighteen. And you're like oh shit. That was wild she was eighteen. How much can get away with and this is a dude power-hungry pushing the fucking ball as far as he could down the field before somebody stopped him. That's the part that makes people uncomfortable. Is that we all. If you know men right if you know dudes like kristalina which a lot of us do i certainly do. Then you know exactly what happened here. It's not confusing so to try to bring out like it's this fucking wild explanation that you were getting sex and it's sex is great and that you had got out of control and like you have them but that's just not. This didn't feel sorry. It didn't feel like an apology. It felt like look. I fucked a lot. I think i have a problem with it. I'm seeking help deal with. You can either like it or not and it's like well i'm to not then i choose to not like this. I don't feel like he got out of this several months of not speaking. And that's when he came with it was upsetting to me as a fan. It was upsetting to me. Is somebody who thought he was quiet for that long. maybe he got maybe it clicked. Maybe he was like holy shit. I'm sick. I am sick it to the to the point that i'm obsessing over two women who are too young and i know eighteen which a lotta these girls were is legal technically in a lot of our states or whatever in the united states okay but as a thirty three year old man now and with finally enough distance between me and like adolescence where i can actually speak on this. An eighteen year old girl is a fucking child. Christa is now forty so in this all happened. He was through late thirties. That is a child when i see an eighteen year old. I'm like that's a child that's a. That's a kid like it is a bigger gap than you believe. When you're a kid. When i was eighteen i remember thinking like. I don't see what the big deal is like twenty-seven-year-old hooking up with a college or whatever like who gives a fuck. They're all legal adults. But no no when you're eighteen shit as i've said many many times on this show i became an adult like twenty seven arguably thirty before i could make rational decisions for myself. Eighteen year old girls. Don't have the wherewithal to know how a decision on hooking up with the celebrity comic is going to impact their lives. And when you start to look. That's just a weird place to be. If you hang there in decide this. I'm doing all the eighteen year old girls. I can that. I get hit by after all my shows and then you get caught like dude either own it or don't but coming with the half a sex addict and i fucked up but y'all can either light mir not kind of attitude. It just weirded me out and especially when you add in the fact that if you go watch his standup now it comes off as very angry and bitter sometimes creepy if you go back and think about like. He did a lot of ads for sponsors of his podcast where he'd be like in boxers dancing sexually on instagram. Like shit like that. That was funny is not funny now. Because he said in the video everything in his life became about getting laid. Which guys know that everybody every college dude at some point their life was literally only about getting late. I'm sure the same is for women. There were points in your life where the focus is sex. You go to class because you want to see if there are any hot girls in class you go to parties because you wanna meet hot girls. You know what. I'm saying like everything. At that point in my life was driven by sex there was a point like but then you become an adult and you go. Oh there's much more than this but fortunately for most of us. We don't get to be thirty nine year old famous people then explore the. I don't know the appeal of hooking up with barely legal girls over and over across the country and just slamming them with the most obvious. Dmz of all time which he also basically was like. I thought the more straight up. Why was the less creepy. It was which is it didn't work out for him. You know jack smith was. He sent the the legendary. You trying to get the pie. Is that better or worse than that's much better. It was a question. It was a question in dalil. Would say stuff like come to my hotel room. Let's make out which is not. What a thirty nine year old says to an eighteen. Yeah that's that's like. Oh god it's so it may all daddy shit yes it makes all of it inexcusably creepy and and for him to not understand that into like again that the time that has passed between then and now is a big part of. Ym so down on this youtube video in the it's been awhile announcement he's made because everyone on earth knew it was easy for famous people to get laid. I was working with that. How good he so he notes in the video. He says like he was lying to himself and saying that anybody needs position would do that and he knows now that that's not true but like you probably knew that at the time knew that thing is like don't come at us with that sideway shit and pretend that i've never been on tour or anything like that before but i could imagine if you're on tour your with pretty much the same group of people on your tour most nights i guarantee you like either will be for sure. Yeah they definitely know what's going on and telling him his whole crew and shit. Yeah it goes way deeper than just never take. I will say this the crew in these cases it never does get any criticism. He's gotten his crews gotten a lot of think. How do they actually. It's it's been a weird spot for because a lot of them. They were like best friends toward together he would show up another dude sets. They made it like all the social media. They did him in these couple of other comedians. And i'm not gonna name just because i'm not trying to show loved anybody at the moment. I'm i'm criticizing a dude for taking advantage of his position and hooking up with a lot of really really young girls And i just think look in life. There's a difference between temptation and action in when you're tempted by something as a human being. It's your responsibility to analyze that situation and decide whether it's responsible if you make the wrong decision. That's that's one thing. But if you make the wrong decision over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over in evidence comes out of that and then you try to somehow the issue. Wrap it up in a sex addiction thing. I'm like that's where it gets. Funky for me. It's where it gets funky from me because if the shoe's on the other foot if this is a female a thirty nine year old forty year old female who had fucked a whole bunch of eighteen year old boys and she came out like on the sex addict. Nobody would give shit just because he's a man. So i have two questions ask you ross. So what what are your thoughts in general on sex addiction as somebody who discusses addiction a lot. Yeah i mean. It's a very real thing and i i'm i understand that sex addiction is a thing and it becomes a controlling addiction that people need help for and that they need treatment for but i also understand much like with anxiety and depression and things that have become more and more common and the stigmas been removed from. There is a downside of that. And it's that people use it as an excuse so you see a lot of celebrities get caught cheating on their spouse and then go. I'm a sex addict. You see a lot of people dwi go. I'm an garlic and go to rehab for a week and then you know they were never actually there because they thought they were an alcoholic. It's about the press the pr the optics of the situation in in in. It's really unfortunate for people who struggle with sex addiction for real for real. And i'm not saying the lia doesn't not as fucking doctor what i'm saying in his statement was lacking and i ended. It's unfortunate for everybody who struggles with sex addiction on a daily basis. That that knows what it really is. And it's somebody comes out and gives you this half as fake fucking celebrity washed version of. It really puts the stigma back on it. That when you if you were a real sex attic you hate shit like this. Because you're like motherfucker. Nobody takes goddamn sex province seriously. Yeah it's also like. I mean this dude is not really being a sex addict. When it's so easy for you you just let it have a sex addict literally controls our life because number one. They're having all the sex number to seek it out. He's just like it's so easy. Okay right it's a huge. He's not be impacting. His life he taking chasing prostate and going to bars and having a by thirty different women drinks to try to get one sleep with him. He's answering deums city after city after city which he was saying he was getting fifty nine. Yeah so yeah sean. And all the sex addiction again. Addressing sex addiction has nothing to do with addressing pedophilia. So as not committed legally legally correct and as far as we don't all have no fucking idea but clearly he was skewing in that direction which is the thing that makes people most uncomfortable with it all so when it comes down to it this it didn't bring me back. I don't think i'll ever be brought back now to being able to support. Dude it's it's a. It's like another. I i keep being let down by these comics that i have that i really respect. And it's another one to bite the dust that mother fucker man. I have a question for you so some people listening are going to be listening to this and going rouses perpetuating cancel culture Look i don't like cancel culture anymore than the next person. Does i think it's it's wildly annoying that we're constantly seeking out reasons to cancel people all over the internet. This is not that this is flagrant This is not not cancelling the guy choosing not to support. I mean what anybody else does with. This information is up to them it important. I think part of cancel culture. Is that people now. Have the ability to express that they are no longer going to support somebody online. The part of that. But that part's find me. The part cancel culture. That's toxic is when you have situations like i'll give you an example. I saw a woman on on twitter yesterday. Who got the trend the hashtag. I think it was cash. App is stealing people's money trending worldwide. And if you went and actually checked the story it was a woman who this was absolutely above board she had fucked around in like done something questionable with your account that got it cancelled then they ended up taking care of the whole situation and everything got worked out but because she went on this cancel crusade it got all these random people who had i mean thousands and thousands of people had no idea what was going on chiming in using the hashtag. That's cancel culture That that's noble of like just a bunch of ignorant like uninvolved people jumping into a thing to be like. Burn the witch. That's cancel culture. This is a guy. I'm a fan of the who's career. I followed him was invested in and i have every right to speak on and choose to support or not support. It's not some random shit that i'm completely unfamiliar with that. I'm doing a segment onto yell out. Cancel jeb bush just briefly and at times you've put out things before we've talked about the you were a fan of crystalline so when you had out there that have invested in somebody. I think you have every right to now. State your personal opinions on that investment call. Somebody tagged as a the other day in a youtube. That was like well. This segment didn't age well and one of our old episodes and it was the one where after i went to his show i did a review of it. And so yeah. I'm going to speak on when the man speaks up because actually it was one of my favorite comics and somebody had spoken on the show multiple times about so. That's that's that's all. I have to say about the man who used to be the greatest viner of all time. Kristie leah also toe for the child molester on workaholics and henderson the comedian who preyed on underage girls on you and then Who liked him just too close to the barely legal method actor actor rb p. 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For example we just got stuck in a situation where of us were in our homes with varying degrees of power and water for several days right In the case of you to no power for several days that sucked right since you down into a little bit of a rut. A whole if you will when you get into a lifelong like that. It could be good to have a television show or movie that can give you that one endorphin. You need to just give you a little kick start a little. Pick me up a boost to get things moving in the right direction. You know typically for me like i'll chug coffee gopher run and try not to shoot myself. That's a challenge. Do that's the thing. I get to get the jolt of energy in me. You know if it's frozen outside. I can't do that. So i need a tv show or movie and this actually ended up being something that i needed over this past week. Getting girlfriend was like sit down. We're gonna watch one of your favorite movies. It makes you happy. Which one do you want. I was like liar liar and we watched it and it was unbelievable by the way. I'm trying to line up an interview with tom. Shadrack the director of liar liar. Ace ventura Some of the oji incredible. Jim carrey movies that is good friends with jade bryce of the magic hour. Who's been a guest on our show. So something we might have to look forward to in the future but i watched liar liar in just watching this. One of my favorite childhood comedies. One of my favorite actors of all time in jim carey doing some of the funniest shit. He's ever done that. That apparently is only funny to me. Because girlfriend mostly just sat there and was like what the fuck cackled like an idiot it really helped men. It really gave me. Put me in a place. Where i was just like i can get back to it. You know gave me that one endorphin to make me feel like everything was going to be okay and i could just get back to it so many give you a couple of other examples in movies and tv shows that i watch when i need a little something something sometimes. It's just like. I need something to watch for thirty minutes at the end of the night at the end of the day. You know maybe i just watched a hardcore through crime or some shit. I'm not trying to go to bed on that. Needs something as a chaser. Hook all time favorite of mine. The robin williams. Dustin hoffman hook. Peter pan movie hook hook also blues traveler song on One of my favorites to throw on muppet treasure island is another one that i've mentioned over the years on this show especially that people think is a joke. It's not it's not silly. Happy shit that'll get you one endorphin. I know for a lot of people listening. It's like i go watch an episode of the office or friends or parks and rec like those feel good. Funny twenty minute comedies. That can give you a little something right before you go to bed ted lasso. That's a good example. Which a feel good. You don't know you're coming out at ted lasso warm. The good place is another example of that boom. I've been watching recently. I've been on a big studio ghibli kick which is a big animation city japan. It's the biggest animation studio japan. One of the biggest animated by studio ghibli yet. No i'm on my way. There have been talking to times recently. We're getting there z. Kids love studio ghibli man. It's because of this exact reason you're saying the way high sake makes movies. He stated multiple times. He makes him for the enjoyment like the souls enjoyment for those who are lost. Basically like that's why he makes his movies the way that he does mission and he makes him with such an idealistic view of the world. That sometimes it's really nice to get loss in his university. This guy's fault that you think the world can be perfect. Oh yeah exactly absolutely And one that. I've been watching recently. And i watched a video essay on this recent on youtube as well. The the brought up a really interesting hypothetical about we always talk about what our favorite movie is right and it's really hard to sum up. What our favorite movies on the spot. Because when somebody asked you that they're basically you to culminate your entire artistic direction and give them something that in your mind is going to impress them but not fall to sure. What does it say about you if i tell them a musical. What does that say about me. If i told them a romance. Does that sound lonely. And so the video essay presents the hypothetical of what if reframe that question to. What is your favorite movie right now. Right now yeah. That's that's a much better question. What's your favorite movie of. All time is not an answerable question. Exactly and my favorite movie right now is house moving castle and house moving castle. It's a love story. And it's one of my sakis darkest movies in like thematically it talks about war and it talks about death and it talks about freedom and idealism in the face of basically immeasurable obstacles. And how do you deal with that when you see the world and you see what it could be but everything all the powers that be in the world are trying to keep you from that and the reason. It's my favorite movie right now. Is the movie. i won't spoil it. But the movie ends in sub such an uplifting and encouraging way in where love does solve the issues in the movie love does solve the the war at hand. Love does solve the things that in real life love doesn't normally solve because these powers that be too large for us to impact so right now. My favorite movie is house moving castle. Because i kind of need it to be. My favorite thing doesn't win life most of the time unfortunately disagree but but It's house right now because it gives i walk away from that feeling good and it's nice to just get lost in the universe for two hours to live in the universe at his house moving castle and to walk out of that feeling better about myself with a smile on my face. If you say guy fieri we actually doesn't have any movie credits yet. It doesn't have to be a movie can be a tv show. I'm i'll say this as a lot of people know about me. I don't watch a lot of scripted stuff. I prefer nice documentary. I can't i just get a normal co host that that doesn't say things like that. I don't know it seems like a you problem but for me fucking michael with the french new are you. Don't watch for a nice documentary too scripted. Like kim coles is watching fucking anime. Yeah i think you guys give way too much shit on studio ghibli or jubilee. I still don't know which one it is. I'll be honest but geely with exactly but you guys would love literally every single one of their fucking movies. You guys don't need you guys to give them a chance a chance what do you what do you do put on a nice documentary Even if it's a depressing one about murder for some reason learning about the world around me is comforting to me because for example. Let's say let's say. I put on an episode of the office rather number one. I've seen every episode so many times. It's not that entertaining anymore. Sheer number two. I understand why some people go mindless happiness but for me. I find enjoyment in like not not wasted time but not not using time that could be spent learning about the world around me just spending it doing mindless stop by for me. How my brain operates. I like always learning about stuff so when it can be done in the form of entertainment and learning like a d. A nice documentary. I literally only watch documentaries including a good example of this chris. My brother showed me this. And then chris and i spoke about it in the studio later. That day Christmas phone her talking about it and served it to him. Yep summoning salt videos on youtube. Say like youtube video. Essays from passionate creators are a great way to bring enjoyment. Because what is so many salt. Okay i am chris and my brother none of us have ever in our lives cared about video game speed running. Nope not even played like more than ten minutes on an sixty four is where you play a video game for the unaware and you go through that game as quickly as possible. It's not about enjoyment getting around. It's about setting a literal speed record for start to finish. How fast can you be the game and a lot of people do. The old school mario's instead. Most famous ones are a lot of the more universal. Like the mario games mario brothers. Mario kart All across alterations And mostly like you said sunday consoles. I've never cared about this before. I've seen it like highlights before i'm like oh interesting. Whatever never cared this guy. Summoning salt does documenting. Salt is right around a million subscribers. Okay he Does these documentaries about the history of world records for games. Okay i just watched one about this It was pretty crazy. So in mario kart sixty four up there are thirty. Two world records you can hold. It is three lap time for every single course lord and it is the one laptop every course the difference being the one that time time travel. So you get mushroom steve's in the three lap you don't speaking of random mindless shit. That doesn't actually accomplish anything. But i'm learning about what around me. This is legitimate thing. i'm under no anyway. He's saying their action. That could be argued one. One of the reasons i watched was about how this one guy was trying to get all thirty two world records. All the other speed runners were teaming up part of the anti one thousand alliance like one thousand batting average having every single record. Yeah they'll teamed up and try to stop him and you need to watch it to find out. Does this guy materiel. Thirty two matisse. Something is something. Yeah whatever the thing you hit on your hit on earlier that that i think resonates with a lot more people than maybe a lot of realize and first of all. I would hope that this podcast serves for some of y'all as the thing we're talking about here but also One of my favorite shows ever my favorite murder. One of the podcast. That got me into podcasting. Is this for a lot of people. And it's about serial killers and murder but a lot of those people in for the two women who hosts the show. They speak on it and one of their original episodes like it makes them feel better to hear these things in no these things and be more informed. 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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Jim Beaver's Project Action

1:08:00 hr | 10 months ago

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

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About a month month and a half ago, wrapped out on our our favorite racing video games of all time and some of the best and the worst and got me thinking united both Tony Hawk Pro Skater fans, Tony Hawk pro skater comes out this next week. Obviously, if you're listening to this on demand, maybe it's already maybe it's already out but anyways. It's the release of Tony Hawkes Pro Skater one and two and Chris. Both fans of the John Mara both fans of the game both skate fans in general. So it was one of those where we got to talk. Chris. Everybody liked this talking racing video games if they like US Talking Tony Hawkes. Pro Skater and then. Maybe, just a little bit of skateboarding games in general and I think maybe we build up to Tony Hawk pro skater but man welcome to the show. Buddy. Thanks for having me Jim. Has We're on I'm watching somebody on the Tony Hawk twitter account doing a demo run at. I can't tell if it's the first or the second school on the Tony Hawk. Twitter account and Man I am being put to shame I thought I was good and now I'm just kind of embarrassed I ever thought I was good because this guy is in the middle of about a twenty million point Combo and that just that just ain't right dude that just ain't right. What's being said I mean I know this is going to be about Tony Hawk pro skater and I gotTA. Tell you it defined my freshman year in College I. Don't WanNa say defined it but man, it had a huge huge I guess part of my Freshman Year in college you go to college and you've got a lot of time sitting in the dorms and what do you do you play video games right and Tony Hawkes pro skater came out and I gotTa Tell You man we sat there 'til all hours of the night there was you know a couple of us in the dorm and we just sit there taking turns burning. Burning you know session after session on that game, you know China up each other trying to get high scores and like in the truthfully it was the first skateboarding video game. There was actually really good I mean, there was some good ones before that but I mean, this one was actually made you kind of feel like you're actually skateboarding to an extent yet some control over things and I think that was that was kind of the allure was because nothing up until that point, Chris was really ever released the kind of replicated skateboarding. Yeah. No doubt I mean. It's The nineties were such A. Crucial time in the world of video, Games right obviously you you were a little older than me. You were in college I, was still. Maybe Elementary School Age I. Guess You know experiencing some of these games and I was playstation loyalist I didn't even have an sixty four until a couple of years ago me either. So I'm in the same I'm in the same boat there, and this is Mrs Xbox fans. This is pre xbox era. So don't even don't even go xbox came in late the next Gen we're talking PS one here. Oh Yeah. You had so classic Games coming out in that era. The. Especially on playstation. I. Mean You had the garage to raise most of the world you had the crash bandicoot spiral the dragons mad obviously really established itself in this era is you know the built the foundations for what Madden is today but The one game that I always came back to and to this day all of my. I don't play emulators. I. Use the consoles that were released in the era that they were released. I have a PS two upstairs. You know I have a ps one I've a second dreams gassed in my basement. You know that's next to the end sixty four, which is collecting dust. But. Tony Hawk is that gain that I would always come back to you know I remember the first thing that I did when I had some disposable income was by another playstation one to go back to the Tony Hawk Games and admittedly I came in a little late because I came in with two. and. So I am. I'm not used to a world in Tony Hawk without manuals but no I it just it was one of those games that just. It didn't just define video game experience, but it it define culture. In the nineties late nineties early, two thousands it was one of those things that. It wasn't just a reflection of what was happening in the world culturally, but it reflected it right back in shape culture you know it it was one of those things that it helped amplify. Things like x Games which were already taking off because of ESPN. It helped amplify all of these other action sports, things all of these different athletes that were involved. You know Tony picked just an absolute wrecking crew escape borders to get involved with the first one, and then they just continue to. Increase increase in now we're all excited because. This new one is dropping and not only do you have the entire original crew back but you've got the next generation of. Skateboarders who are really defining. What it means to be a pro skateboarder and this era, and so it's it's really exciting not only to get back to some of those great childhood memories of playing that game but have it. You know ported over to the current generation of consoles introduced new people to it, and by the way having played the hell out of the Demo it feels right? It's the exactly like it used to. On I think that's you know and I want to go back and kind of talk about little skateboard video game history as we get into this but I think truthfully, it wasn't the graphics obviously Tony Hawk was riding away from X. Games and the you know in the nine hundred and you know and this game drops got all these other skaters and you know there was a lot. Going in the biggest thing is up until this point, every the game play was garbage complete garbage on any skateboard videogame nothing felt right and Ribeiro's the graphics, the skaters the soundtrack I mean we can talk about the soundtrack for years how great that was but like legitimately was the game play it was so tight it felt right and I think this was the very first ever video game. skateboarding video game that the game play was so tight. It kind of goes back to like Super Mario Brothers. Thank Super Mario Brothers one like platforms existed before then but that one got the game playwright. It was so tight that still today you can play it in ignore the graphics and it's still a good game Tony Hawkes pro skater one, get a copy for the original playstation go back, put it in play it and regardless of the graphics yes they are dated the game still feels right and when you have and that's really what defines a timeless game is when the game plays right the graphics me nothing because the game still good and it's still fun to play. Yeah exactly. I mean you know and there were other skate games out there. You know like you said I mean streets skater is. Now, I. Didn't Have Street Skater when it was initially released. One of the things that I did over the past couple of years when I had moved into the house. When I moved certainly when I moved out of the city of Boston into the suburbs and kind of needed more things to do because I wasn't hanging out, you know just walking the bars all the time was I started buying all these old skateboard games to see what I had missed and what else had been going on in the industry running parallel to Tony Hawk and. And Street Skater was one of the ones that I kind of played a lot because that actually came out before Tony Hawk, and it wasn't until Tony Hawk. It's not just the controls. To me that made Tony Hawkes. So defining but. The fact that they figured out what to do with the skateboarding game at that point. Tony Hawk the original Tony Hawk didn't have a lot of focus on the downhill levels. You did have one you had Phoenix I believe but I think that was one of the only ones previously. Everything in skateboarding games, it had been kind of a marriage of doing tricks and something almost like pole position where you were just sort of following the path. You weren't really doing a run in escape park or anything like that. You were you were following I mean how some of them had time limits and checkpoints it was it was almost more of a racing game than skateboarding game and it just when you move to Tony Hawk and the game started becoming a bow. Those timed runs in setting the high scores that way rather than going through the almost being speed and style I guess rather than. A pure scoring run. I mean I'd to me I think that revolutionized. Gameplay of skateboarding games you can't really find skateboarding game after the release of Tony. Hawk one that went back to that other model. You don't have other games like street skater where you`re Sort of following that path in some of the levels and I don't think you'll ever really see a remastered of a game like that. It's just it's not what the genres about and the folks at activision the folks that never soft the ones who really hit on that and I think figured out this is what skateboarding game needs to be and didn't just nail that for Tony, hawkes pro skater but nailed it for the entire action sports industry and they branched out into bikes with Matt Hoffman, and then claim did the Dave Mirra. Games, and you know it just they define the industry with Tony Hawk one in terms of not just like you said how the game should feel when you play it but what you should actually be doing in the game. Well in the game engine you know that game engine actually you mentioned Mat Hoffman's and I had the mirror game as well but you got to mention that game engine was so good in the game play was so tight. It lent itself to not only Mat Hoffman's pro BMX Sean, Murray pro wake boarding Kelly, Slater's pro surfing that same game engine actually got spread over a multiple action sports genres because it was so good and you know the those are a couple of games like the best surfing video game of all time he at Kelly slater's pro surfer best wake boarding while I think probably the only wake. Boarding game of all time, but it's actually really damn good is Sean Murray's pro wake border because it was based on the Tony Hawk game engine by the same company like they knew they had lightning in a bottle in manny they exploited it but I don't WanNa say exploited in a bad way. They actually brought action sports what they'd been dying for for years you know but I, do WanNa, go back for jump into more Tony. Hawkes, want you mentioned street skater and I played that because my brother had a copy of that game when i. was in college I got to play it when I came back home and It was decent at the time. I'm not gonNA say that was a bad game Chris. We did have some bad games that era there was one that was called. I don't know if you've ever heard of three extreme but three extreme is the most garbage of all garbage video games. Literally this thing I I don't even know why it has a wikipedia page. Because it probably should just be banished off the face of the earth but they tried to do it was bmx inline skates and skateboarding, and they pitched it as like this X. Games type game, and it was made by ninety nine studios, which makes it even more disappointing because they're actually a reputable studio but it was all downhill stuff and it was. Just I remember you look at the cover art you like man I, want this game, you get it and you're like, what is this? It is horrible. So that was in the air. So but I'm just looking down this list because I found a list on Wikipedia of all the gray, all every skateboarding video game ever made. Now let's go back to start. Because probably the original to that I remember everybody who's ever been to an arcade has played this one, seven twenty and that was actually a really damn good video game. You know the only problem was they had the bees that follow johnstone you and then you died but after your time was up, but that was actually a damn good game and I know. Actually been watching a lot of skateboarding documentaries and I think Steve Caballero actually was involved with seven twenty in the marketing of IT and some of the game play and stuff like that which makes sense but. Seven twenty was a damn good game. I still would love to get a cabinet for the studio just to have because I. it would be a ton of fun especially if there's a way to turn these off, so you could actually just skate around and have fun but it had actually Kristie member that game I it had more of the skate park feel. It's like they actually did something really good and we're talking early eighties mid eighties at this point, and then it was like all of a sudden skateboarding went off the rails on Mcmahon seven twenty if you would have just like followed up on what you had. Like I dunno Chris like it was it was a damn good game. Yeah that I think it predated me a little bit. They may of had. At the local skating rink, they might have had a seven twenty cabinet, but I always got distracted by that. Simpson's game where like it's like that Simpson's fighting game you I just called it the simpsons but for whatever reason probably just because. Nineties Bart Simpson at the time was still. I think more culturally relevant and I hate to say that but as somebody who is in way too many Simpson's mean groups on facebook but. You know I so I don't I don't remember ever really playing seven twenty as a kid and. Certainly don't have the certainly don't have the cabinet and I don't think any of the compilation games that I ever bought with all the old arcade cabinets on them that got released for like playstation one or two I don't think I ever had that on there. So might have predated me a little bit. I. Kind of jumped in more obviously in the nineties I I haven't perfected time travel, but if I can get back to the eighties and play it, I will certainly let you know. That project action may take on a very different theme. A little more about time travel. Yeah. For the sake of this show, I'm going to give you a rundown real quick of some of the Games that I played in the eighties. Just went skateboarding video games I coming in and there's a game called California Games that came out on the Apple Computer. And it's actually pretty damn good. It had a bunch of stupid stuff like Hacky sack roller skating and Frisbee in it, but they actually had a half pipe. And it was actually that was the highlight of the whole damn game was the half pipe on the skateboards trust me it wasn't hacky sack and flying disc and whatever hell else they had in there but Yeah. So there was California Games other than going I know at one point ESPN released like an ex scheme staying and that was I think for ps two and I remember that being kind of steaming pile garbage as well as like Tony Hawkes was out there. So it was like X. Games oh well, we're we got a cash in on that they threw out some garbage game. Think MTV throughout saying something to with Anne McDonald trying to compete with Tony Hawk, which it wasn't bad. But it wasn't Tony Hawkes either and it's like. So I'm just looking down this list of games. So this was the first game I actually ever owned and I put a ton of time in and this was an NSF. Do you have any s Chris? Now I never I never went far back enough for the S. I did. As a kid. I did have a Mattel in television that was free from a thrift store but. But I don't think they ever actually got skateboarding on that system and frankly I don't think we ever booted that system. So there there is taking space. Yeah there is. So if you are an any s fan out there listening to this notice, probably quite a few you there is a skateboard game that is worth buying and worth owning and it's called Skater Die Ultra Games it was actually really good. So I had that as a kid in the eighties and that was the best home skateboarding game you could find I. Think there was a follow-up scared I two I never played that one I'm assuming is probably decent because the first one was so good. But it was actually a really really good game. So if you're in any s vintage. Vintage. You know I I guess video game person when the s look up skate die of the cover arts actually really rad for it to It's got a guy doing a hand plan on a half pipe but it lives up to it. It's it's actually very good game so that one I invested a ton of time in as a kid it was just a it was a really really fun game you know but you know all this is going on and then like you said, street skater came out on playstation and then all of a sudden X. Games hit Tony Hawk doesn't nine hundred. Boardings kind of on the forefront of everything and then boom Tony Hawk drops this game. Instantly, he becomes even a bigger celebrity than he is Chris then he brings everybody with him. There was kind of popular at the time. I mean Bucky last week was involved here Bob Byrne Quist I know Chad Mosca I just watched a documentary two days ago and Chad Musk. Which? We could do an entire episode on Chad BUSCA. That's right. There's a bucket list interview for me if I could ever do Chad Moscow on the show but he was even talking about it. He goes look man because I was like I was popular at that point and he goes you know he's like because of skating and because of his antics and you know an and he kinda but Tony Hawk Kit and now all of a sudden. He said that video game he goes he he went from being like this super popular skater to all of a sudden. He's hanging out in clubs, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, and like like full-on Hollywood celebrity Mosca. They did a European tour for for one of the his skateboard company said that video game literally he goes. I had three, hundred, four hundred kids chasing me down the street at one point and he goes I was running trying to get in a taxi cab because video game literally made him this international celebrity you know and that's all per Chad Musket in his documentary talking about this video game you know and he goes you don't realize what that game did at the time for all of us skaters like skateboarding because Tony was being brought into the spotlight and he goes that video game. Now, the sudden put this put us. In the households of all these young kids who probably didn't even like skateboarding at the time or didn't follow it much. They didn't watch the videos magazines are X. Games. But now they're playing the video game they know my name, they don't really know who I am and what I do but he's like they know the name and so all of a sudden he's like we are instant celebrity across the globe like he's like you don't realize how much of an impact Tony Hawkes pro skater add on the world of skateboarding. Chris. No doubt and what it did for some of the skaters I mean, yeah like you said, it was it was certainly a window for the general public to discover some of these people I mean for me discovering some of the skaters who watching them, Kinda changed my life and I'll get to that in a second but. To me. So there's Andrew Reynolds didn't interview once. Somebody who's kind of been involved in those games since the beginning and one of the things that all the skaters who were involved in I think they all agreed to split the money that they were getting equally and everybody got paid I. Mean You had listen steamers. So elissa steamer was the the first female skateboarder in these games and she got paid I mean literally that being involved in that game changed her life. You know I guess she owns property in Florida and her whole life is apparently facilitated by the fact that she owns investment property and you know the rent basically facilitates her life in California and it's like you know so I first of all. Kinda kills a couple of stereotypes there. Right You know the stereotype that you can't make money in action sports in the stereotype that people involved in action sports can't make sound financial decisions but you know guys were the people involved were getting hundreds of thousands of dollars being a part of this game because it was such. An. Such a phenomenon and yeah, like you talked about some of these skaters. People, who I I discovered really fell in love with the sport is skateboarding through. The first game that I had and I started subscribing to transworld skateboarding and then my local town built escape. Park and you know I. I was somebody who is I would always use Rodney Mullen because I was I love flatland. You Know Rodney's parts out of all the parts in all the games or always the ones that captivated me the most and always had respect for Steve Cavalier with you know everything that he did both playing music and skating, and then in Bucky last week and I gotTa tell you I sucked. At Skating Bucky I still suck skating bucky. It's out of all the different characters in the game for whatever reason because he's got a couple of different tricks in there and just there on button combos that I just milk with every other skater and it just doesn't work for me but bucky had to be one of those people because years and years before we ever worked together in GRC and I don't think I've ever had told this story to everybody I know but I've never told it on air years and years before. We work together in GRC, Bucky lassic opened a Burrito shop in my hometown. And I'm not from Maryland I'm not from anywhere the bucky his ever live. You know I grew up in the north shore Massachusetts and yet newburyport mass buggies. BURRITOS hops in one year well, unlike a teenager and they serving California style Burritos and. God the place was so cool. You walked in and there was a half pipe you walked through the half pipe to go order your burrito and I mean, really it was. Nowadays, you go to a triple layer Cuba and it's kind of the same model of doing business kind of that assembly line type Burrito but between the marketing in the fact that you had this huge name pro skater attached to it and he was at the first, you know he was at the grand opening and he was given out autographs and all this stuff. And God it was so cool. They were like film and TV show when we first got in it was it was wild it was in the Burrito was great. That was the first Burrito I ever eight to be honest with the odds of real picky kid. What a It was just it only lasted like a year and a half maybe two years though. Before, it ended up shutting down I guess the craze Kinda died off and worked with key that first year at GRC and I. Just I never had. The stones to ask him what happened to the BURRITO place because I figured, it probably would have been bad. So I had to wait until second year working at GRC, and we're we're in Barbados and it's top gear festival. It was that year where we were kind of the support act that stole the show. So everybody superstock and we're all at the. After party that was on the other side of the country of Barbados, his Barbados is fairly small country. You can drive coast to coast in half an hour which I had to do every everybody left me behind I was waiting to get the media recap out they finally told me just wait until the morning and everybody had left although they let me vehicle. So I'm like, Oh, well great. Now, I can't really have fun at the after party because I've got to go I've got drive and not only that the vehicle was stick which I had driven in about a year and it was right hand drive. So I'm having to reteach myself stick backwards to get across the country of does to get to this after party. And at that point I just kind of figured you know what? The Hell I'm just going to have as much fun with this night as I can all bets are off and Bucky was there and part of that ethos. I finally had the stones to just ask him what happened Buggies Burritos and he just said, yeah, now was. Issues with my business partner and it just fell apart. So there was no. There was no spectacular story to that. But I finally after about a decade of wondering I finally had closure my curiosity as to what happened to Buckeyes Burritos from that night and actually I think I ended up driving Bucky jared deandre a few other people home because again I had driven. So I had to be the sober man straight man. So we had somebody to get everybody home at three in the morning but that was the night I finally learned what the hell happened to my favorite perito join as a kid. That all comes from Tony Hawk. You know that that does not exist without Tony Hawkes, pro skater. So here's a question. Go back to the game because I I love Bucky Bucky is one of my favorite people I say motor sports and Action Sports I mean I don't know anybody who doesn't like Bucky. On, my instagram once in a while on certain stuff and I know it we gotta give a shout out because he's got to brand new. Powell Peralta, boards coming out I. BELIEVE THEY RELEASE I in October but it sounds like They're both awesome that you can pre-order them. I've actually pre orders in for both boards but That being a side note who is your favorite skater to play in Tony Hawkes Pro Skater 'cause you did you. You didn't play a lot of the original I played the original in the second. Those are the two I played most, and then after that, I played some of them hit and miss. So I can chime in on the second up I one I really invested a ton of time in. Did you play the first that all use coming in at the Second Chris? I think I played the first a little bit over the years, but it was always so hard for me to get good at the first because when you come in with the second, like I said. When you introduce something like the manual, you're not coming back from that. When you introduce something like the revert a little later in the series, you're not coming back from. You know it's really hard to adapt. Backwards so me coming in when I did I you know I'm still able to go into to and play without the reverts and be able to be good at that game. You know I have the. I am totally rewritten the high scores on copy of too just without. You know they're all my initials on their on my copy and they're all up. And I'm not using fly mode not cheating on that and I'm not using perfect balance their just their natural millions in. That I change my tricks. I would always cater I used a little bit of everybody figured out the trick styles adopted whichever skate I like the most to Kinda. Fit those tricks styles. So for me, it was it really was. Rodney Mullen. No. Just because of that manual balance I really would lean on Rodney throughout a lot of the Games Eric costing quite a bit too everybody else was kind of just when you wanted to go in and just start a new career mode and it was, hey, let's pick a different skater and move forward. You know like when I when I purchased the game again. Out of college and had a ps one would have buddies come over and hang out and play than we would do. You know it was like one day we pick our we'll do this guy and then see how far we can get before. You know we've got to. Actually, follow adult responsibilities and then the next time we'd come back over and we'd pick that up and just finish it off and then pick a new one but now me on my own Rodney basically throughout all the Games Eric cost in throughout pretty much all the games you know I would use Tony Himself quite a bit as well even though I was much more of a street skater, the skater and it didn't always sort of apply. But you know again, if somebody was hardcore enough to sort of go in and make your trick settings match up to how you skated. Within the game you know like for me, I'd always change all of the specials to up down or down up because then I could just do an easy flick and get into the special and that that was a game changer for me. You know but it was if you had to keep people default than. Either either Rodney further manuals or Tony because right down circle is probably ingrained in all of our collective memories to nine hundred. It's like it's like up up down down left light left right be a start. Get there I know. I. Was always a Bob Byrne. Kris. Van Because going back to the first. There weren't any manual. So to link your tricks, you had to get really creative and so you did that through grinding. So with him, his special was the one footed Smith Grind, right so you know in order to get the super high scores and keep linking and keep linking you had a jump back and forth between rails and do all this other stuff. So it was like with Burn Christie was you know what? I mean you could do that if you knew where to hop on rails and then you keep your special going because he had the foot at. Smith. So I was able to use him. Just because his specials right. You know what I mean to to to link a bunch of tricks together and things like that. So I always default to Bob Byrne quist and he had the I. Think the Backflip as well from I'm remembering right so it's fun stuff. So I was always a burn quiz fan and I know like my favorite on Tony Hawkes pro skater one because I knew how to use it to my advantage was the skate park in Chicago. They had the the big ramp. You could I remember back, flip over the half pipe and then land on the wall, and there was a ledge and you could sit there and and you back flipped is special backflip over the half pipe, the Atlanta on the Ledge in a one foot Smith, and you'd immediately start like jumping and doing kick flips and and and rear landing. In the one footed Smith and I laughed because the muscle memory with my fingers at insane there and like you could link these million point combos together and stuff like that and do without cheats. But I'm just laughing because I'm wondering what I actually download this new one and you know the remastering Goto. I'm wondering how long it's GonNa take to get my muscle memory my fingers back. Dude it's it's like riding a bike I, think my first demo and admittedly I still play the Tony Hawk Games. You know at least once every couple of months before this. Before this one got announced in dropped in on the original systems but I jumped in first run was in the half million like their house with all the muscle memory from the manuals in reverts with Tony without changing the tricks and without even looking up the special. So all I all I had was basically the kick flip mctwist in the nine hundred and I didn't have any grinds or anything like that once I. Wanted I started working into those than yet was getting back up to the million sorted. Sort of area. So Now, it's you know and you mentioned Bob Byrne question to me kind of one of the wildest things when Tony Hawk three dropped Bob dropped off the roster Bob got replaced by Bam Marsh era and Bob Actually did one of those X. Games or did that ex game skateboarding game dropped on PS two. He was kind of the face of that and which makes sense and was kind of a big yet for them based on how many X Games medals, Bob, landed I mean you need to have somebody like that? It was just it was wild. You started getting to that point that era where everybody in. Everybody was really taking all those medals, addicts, Games. Most of them were landing features somewhere. You mentioned the MTV game with Andy McDonnell and you know that that was Andy Max game. The MTV Games were all right. I think out of all the ones that they did the snowboarding one was probably the best one zero that was really. You know MTV skateboarding didn't quite I think match up to what Tony Hawk did and certainly Espn ex-king skateboarding didn't. But if we're talking knockoff well knockoffs not the right word but if we're talking Counter. Games to Tony Hawk and the best counter games, and this means that ps two hour. It was around the Tony Hawk three Tony Hawk Era Konami. Did Espn X. Game skateboarding and then they released a second one called evolution skateboarding. They didn't have the. ESPN license anymore and they came out with evolution the next year but evolution actually did a lot of. Things for. skateboarding video games I think we're a little bit underrated. And God I've actually going to go back grind session in a minute to because grind session was really underrated too. But evolution skateboarding. Not only. Did it have a totally different roster skaters where you had Danny way you add arto sorry you had mark appleyard Kerry gets of that game was how I discovered he gets and carry gets went on to become one of my favorite skaters. You also had a career path where everybody's path in career mode was totally different. And that was super cool to me too. You know because that wasn't something that you got the Tony Hawk. Games you had a lot more admittedly a little smaller, maybe less complex levels in evolution skateboarding, but yet something like eighteen to twenty different levels that were in that game and depending upon who you chose your path through the gain was totally different. And that was I mean that was awesome. So I mean I guess. That would be the number to grind session though. If you got into grind session. If you really decided to work on playing it, there was a reason why? The guys at Shaba Games did grind session ended up working on. Tony Hawkes pro skater three s playstation game. Win. The PS had come out in the focus was on ps two big called in for a reason and it was because they really did a strong. Strong skateboarding video game grind session. You know you had the pro skaters and I'm blanking off the top of my head is to who was in that game. Ed Templeton I know was in that game and obviously adds a legend of the sport but the mechanics were pretty similar. The the key similarity though between grind session on the PS one in evolution skateboarding on the PS two was that they almost nailed the model. In. Jim, I know we both played little league as a kid. You remember standing in the on deck circle with the BAT and warming up, and you'd throw the donut on the bat and you'd swing the bat around before you'd go up to the plate 'cause you'd move the bat faster. You know in the actual at that. That's what grind session did if you played grind session before Tony Hawk one or two, and that's what evolution skateboarding did if you played evolution skateboarding before Tony, Hawk three or four. I was the best Tony, Hawk player out of all the kids that I knew. It was the only video game. I was any good at that wasn't a racing game. And my friends when they would come over, they would tell me hey, if we're if we're GONNA play Tony Hawk you're not allowed to play beforehand I said fine. So I'd go play evolution and I'd actually be better because I played evolution and everything would feel so much faster and so much more fluid and all my friends were all be s like, Oh, you suck. You cheated you know your whatever and like. You told me not to play Tony Hawk before and I didn't play Tony Hawk beforehand I don't know what you want from me. So those games they just. They're they're worthy competitors. They're not the Tony Hawk Games they weren't as defining to an an certainly neither of them having a face. Like it. It wasn't ed. Templeton's grind session right? It wasn't Danny ways evolution skateboarding and I think that may have heard them a little bit because they didn't have. A starring figure the way that Tony Hawk was an ambassador that sort of lend lend their name to. That credibility, but they were damn good products and they were very close to. The caliber of the Tony Hawk Games that were coming out at the time, and it's something where if you've played all the Tony Hawk Games to death in your board of them, somehow I don't know how you would be but. If, you just need something to change it up and do something different. You can jump into grind session or you can jump into evolution skateboarding. And get a close enough experience in terms of responsiveness on controls and feel and everything porting over in feeling right You know were. You have this other window of. Different. Games, from this era that you can play in. Sort, of relive those experiences have things that are fresh and have to relearn things and. Not. Know. The tricks every single level to be able to get through all of them. So you know I played a lot of both of those games as well. Had A great time with both of those games as well. certainly again, they're no Tony Hawk but. You know what it's. It's it's like Madden versus the NFL two K Games when ESPN and Sega we're doing those. The SPN games were real clumps. They weren't the same thing, but they were real close. It's it's like most games that had direct sort of competitors like that. You know you could get it close and have another experience in have twice. As much quality game play. So if you're if you're like me and you do WanNa, play some of those other things, and especially if you want to warm up with something with the controls aren't quite as responsive because they'll make you better in Tony Hawk than yeah. Evolution in grind session and you can probably pick them both up pretty cheap on Ebay. Real competitor they had ever to Tony Hawk was ended up being the skate series and I never truthfully Chris I never played any of the skate series I know the controls and mechanics are completely different. They tried to change everything Tony Hawk did but I know Ye you know had success with that series. Yeah. No doubt and admittedly I didn't play a lot of the schemes either. And it's part of it is just to do with that era moving towards more flick type controls and joystick type controls like that's why I gave up playing NHL Games I can't dangle I can't speak. I can't do that stuff. I am a north-south person when it comes to sports video games, I mean I'm I'm better suited to a game like NHL hits when it comes to something like that. That was that was one of the Games that I also kind of know life as a kid with buddies where. In that, an not to deviate too much but where you'd play. You play the Games they were three on three. You can only have one guy in the penalty box time. So you immediately take that penalty for checking the goalie because that was the only penalty that would take somebody off the ice and then you shoot the puck after your buddy is checked the goalie because you can't get penalized and you just keep firing open nets and that's how you get through career mode. Two players in that game. So I've exposed the strategy now I can't. We can't have championships in that game anymore because of just broken it. But anyhow. When when EA started moving towards those stick type control systems for everything and Skate was certainly a game like that I couldn't do it anymore. It's just not how I play games. I. Mean I it's. It's funny because I work for. I work for a computer game simulation company as well with I racing and I'm like the world's worst I racer it's it's I don't do the staff races because they don't need any more moving chicanes out there than they might already have a home but I just I played such particular era right where. You know I'm used to playing a certain way if I'm playing that way that I can go out and kick butt and that's why I'm so hyped for this Tony. Hawk released because it playing the demo it plays exactly how it played when it first came out. It feels right the controls are the same everything is exactly how I remember it and by the way some credit Sony there to for not completely reinventing the wheel with its controllers and keeping the same basic fundamentals from the beginning of the PS one all the way down the line to the PS four that we've got now. But As video games of all, it's just and then you get to a point to obviously, and this is just adulthood coming in. You don't have the time to go relearn all of these different mechanics and get good at them. You know you've got other things going on you've got your job you've got emily you've got other priorities so it's just it's fun to be able for me to jump back in. And play. Game, the way that I remember it and I've never cared much about graphics. That's not a make or break to me with the game like you said the Tony, the original Tony Hawk Games still are so great and feel. So right because of how they play they look. I don't know it's just. Not only that. Just the cultural legacy and we've touched on this a little bit. But Tony Hawk also has one of the top five twitter accounts out there just for how many people of recognize him and just the way that he takes it in stride. Just all the different tweets about Tony. Hawk on this flight and then the flight attendant looks up and sees them and says I, guess he is. Tony how you know this funny he's actually been a great ambassador for skateboarding. There's been a lot of great ambassadors for skateboarding by you gotTa give him a lot of credit I don't know Tony personally you know but never met him never done an interview with him but I do I have to give them a lot of credit because he's so so very much the ambassador that skateboard needs globally and he actually knows that and he does a lot with inner city youth and you know getting skate parks into. Areas of the country that that don't exactly have money. The cities are poor and things like that, and he gets grant set up and give it provides skate parks there and man I, mean, he's just all around a great guy. You know obviously, you know he's taking the fame that came with this video game or the X. Games and his skateboarding career, and he's actually reinvested back into the skating community and the kids coming up and you know anybody like that. Chris. You just gotTa typic- apt to man. Yeah no doubt I mean Tony is done so much for the sport. On all levels I. Mean I remember watching Tony Hawkes boom boom huck jam in person as a kid. My first social concert too and. Just again, culturally, it's the music, the amount of different bands that I think we all discovered through. The Tony Hawk. Games, everybody likes to. Sort of pump Goldfinger Superman is the Tony Hawk like the defining song. But. Man, I. Don't know if we haven't even touched on the soundtracks man what was out of all of all the different games did you have a track that every time it came on you like Oh yeah, this is mine and then this is the track where you bust out the runs. Well I. I know I mean yeah. Like you said Goldfinger was was legit. Gosh I the one I'm not actually a huge fan of the song, but it pops into my head is price. Jerry was a race car driver. Just. Because I feel like I wonder why we'd think of that one you know but it's just there's something about that. But I I gotta say probably Goldfinger Superman, you know that that one I was one but I mean I'm looking down the soundtracks right now dead Kennedys Goldfinger primus suicidal tendencies, suicide machines, the vandals I mean you've got some legit I mean and this is just Telling one but I'm looking down that gone man you got like. SOME ICONIC ICONIC BANDS RIGHT THERE I think for me. It was the songs from two I. Think it was cycling by DUB PISTOLS AND NO CIGAR Melanchon. Those were the ones that if those came on like Tony Hawk got me into Millan Colin Melancholy. Rates as far as I'm concerned. So yeah, and that kind of started getting me into all of the other bands and just everything that come out God it's Papa Roach was in Tony Hawk to I'm looking in that must have been like right when they started kind of coming into coming into things rage against the machine a massive rage against the machine Fan Tony Hawkes pro skater to God way for us to bury the lead with the intro some from the game. Right. Yeah. It's just like it's. I'm just looking at everything about that when you look back Chris and we kind of wrap things up here but when you look back. The game play was great. The soundtrack was great. They used real life skaters that was great like everything about that game like it was the first time, the full total package had ever been put together and I think. And the truth is a lot of times you slap somebody's name on it and it's garbage the actually lived up to the hype fully one hundred percent lived up to the hype everything about it was great and it's still a game that you know what are we looking at twenty years later twenty plus years later it's still dot good to play today as it was in. That's why the rereleasing it literally game plays going to be exactly the same. They're going to put a little bit of Polish on the graphics and call it good. To me that's that is. You know you look at the alter the I would say fifty greatest video games of all time. Tony. Hawkes. Definitely GonNA. Be on the list and that's saying something when you count, you know the amount of amazing video games that have come out. No doubt and God knows how many? We have to do a whole podcasting series to touch on everything because we didn't even touch on how underground completely changed. Again changed the game in having the open world and the story mode. We didn't even touch on some of the fantasy skaters and people that came in I mean jeter want escape as Eddie from iron maiden or Gene Simmons well, here's your chance you know. It just it did so much so so much for so many different things Revolutionized the video game industry revolutionized action sports culture. It revolutionized the lives of those who participated in it whether you're talking about the developers who actually made the game or the skaters who loaned their names and likenesses special tricks. And it certainly. Shaped the childhood's early adulthood to people like you and me I mean it's this is for it to be coming out now and I can't think of a better time to with the world is screwed up as it is because it's it's just those games are reminder of a better time for all of us. In in twenty years ago where we weren't worrying about a lot of things that we're worrying about today, you know you can jump back into that. Here's your teenage years. Here's your college years all over again and you know for for those who for everybody who's got kids now when you know didn't have kids when that first came out, it's like here's this was a huge part of my life when I was younger and you've got those moments to be able to share and it's just it's such A. It's such an awesome released. It's something that. I mean nothing really seems to have the cultural impact anymore. That it did twenty years ago in this realm, you know there's a just the world has changed, but this is one of those things that to everybody who was touched by it. When it when it first started making its mark and had a taytay, every single person was touched by that game is going to get touched by that game again. You know when it when it finally drops about a week from now and I have been waiting for that download to come out, I'll probably have to pull an all nighter when it comes out. I'll be useless the next day but you know what? Whatever it is what it is it's GonNa be well worth. However many energy drinks or coffees I'm GonNa have to consume in order to. Take advantage of my time and be able to play that game I. am so stoked for it. I cannot wait in. The. The only question is, how long's IT GONNA take for me to complete career mode the first time because usually I could do it within a day am I gonNa am I just going to rush through it again or do I need to take it a little slower and savor this? I'm definitely going to savor it forward to Plano with my daughter being able to let her experience it for the first time should be a lot of fun game comes out September fourth on xbox ps ps four and what playstation xbox and you know I guess I think somewhere on the PC. So don't exactly know I'm assuming probably steam or someplace like that. Yeah Chris, Fun Times man thanks for doing doing the show today. Yeah no doubt. Thanks for having me. It's always fun to shoot the breeze about old video games and especially one that is still probably my go-to. So we'll have to we'll have to get some sports competitions I know you know. With the East Sports Team Obviously, I'm not valuable contributor to that but. You started doing Tony, Hawk competitions. I might be your guy maybe. Walk to figure something out man but a lot Chris Oh man that was definitely a good times talking Tony Hawkes Pro Skater with Chris Thank you guys for his join the Fund and don't forget. We've got a spot with Dave Mason and Adam Corolla coming up after I wrap up the show you definitely want to stay tune for that and speaking of Isabella. Online dot. AG. And don't forget use Promo Code podcast one for your sign up bonus better line. They are your online sportsbook experts and GEICO. Don't forget there. Now offering an extra fifteen percent credit on car motorcycle and RV Policies Visit Geico. Dot Com and learn more and Yeah. That's about all I got this week. Thank you guys for tuning and hopefully. Enjoyed the show Gimme fall out Jimmy for fifteen on social media and Yeah. Don't forget goes up a podcast subscribe to the show and please leave a rating and review, and we'll see you next time right here on project action on podcast one. Well, here we are on lockdown. How're you? It's Booker of the Perez Hilton podcast with Chris Booker we get. It we know your board. We're still doing shows for keeping you up-to-date with everything entertainment a little bit of relief from everything that's going on in the world get the show on spotify, get it on your apple podcasts or the podcast out whatever you do downloaded, subscribe, and get the PHP the Perez Hilton podcast with Chris. Booker and everything that's entertainment will be covered. Dave, are you on? On. How to it sound sound like a coward now. Now. You sound good. So sports reopening. Things are getting back going I mean there's NBA's kind of. Kind of fun watching from the bubble I haven't haven't. I don't mind it that much I don't know. Dave. Ryan. You guys watch sports. What are you dave what do you think watching NBA playoffs from the bubble? Like Kid I. Saw The actions great I mean, it's I think he did a pretty good job with actually what it looks a lot better than I thought it would I thought it was going to have that high school gym field to it, but you watch it's. Look what's pretty good it almost like watching a game in front of fans you know sound and everything. So I'm pleasantly surprised by it and once again, the actions been great on it. So So note no complaints there people been chomping at the bit the last few months to get some action down and they're back in full force. So we love it do I. Don't think it's hurt the UFC from what I can see the feels fine I mean watching it I don't. Baseball fields a little weird because it's a big empty stadiums I don't know what football's GonNa feel like. Nascar feels kind of fine. I don't know Brian What do you think I watched? So I haven't lost a single second basketball partially because the warriors are not playing this year in the playoffs and partially feels weird. But I, did wanted a baseball and there is the crowd noise piped-in and they'd be this is the sound effects guy speaking very specifically. As harder they're trying to do the sound effects of the crowd they're not timing. Right? They're not getting like like there shouldn't be booing when the cooler and the pitcher throws over the first for the third time to visiting pitcher that the crowd noise should escalate or rise based on hits and extra base hits stolen bases but they're not doing it and it's just crowd noise that occasionally all in louder it's it's more distracting than empty. was funny as I someone sent me tweets like he said trump's golfing when he should have been thrown out the first pitch at the Yankees game and like he probably just didn't want to hear the sound effects guy playing the booze. Sound effects. Guys Okay I'm just doing my job When the PITCHER When the pitcher wipes off too many too many signals eventually have to hit the blue button window. And trump gets out there to. Simulating real life. So Dave Lada. What is your seen been like at Ben Online? Like is it a lot of pent up? A lot of pent-up action, and now it's all kind of getting released on the basketball playoffs. Yeah. Challenging few months. For. Everybody. You know either casino numbers were through the roof, our numbers or through the roof from we're grinding on on the sports team. But now that they're back I, mean players are just coming back and forth for something even the sporting events going on during the down months like does USC cards were just. Setting record numbers at that Mazda del card that was a by far the biggest that card we've ever done here at online. So but yeah, I mean baseball action degrade NHL Actions Grady NBA's awesome. These golf event tournaments are through the roof. and. You know. NFL's what three weeks three weeks fell starts college football will say but as long as we have been fell will be rocking and rolling. Yeah you know the only problem with the covid nineteen in the NFL. For me traditionally best time seeing there's two reasons I love the NFL beginning I love hanging out and watching the games with the usual suspects and it usually marks the end of the summer in the summer always goes out with a big flurry of heat. You know there's this big. It's always like Oh man, it's September. So how can be so hot? And then it starts to cool off and then you grab an Ip a and you watch the game and it's it's a great feeling to it and. But here's the problem this year with the covid nineteen Normally when we get to the end of the summer pre NFL season, I'm usually at my lightest weight. Anticipation of packing on the wait for the NFL I always pack on fifteen pounds of the hibernating for the. Windsor Yeah. Yeah you know it's hot. You're in and out of the pool you just you're just your little leaner at the end of the summer and then the NFL hits and the hot wings and the pizza and the as and then always pack on fifteen pounds. Now I'm heavy going into the foot into kickoff of the football season. So I maybe morbidly obese now at the end of the NFL season and that's Daddy's that's that's an issue. Hey Dave. Euro. What, time is it wherever you're at I'm curious and then I'm on I'm on mountain. So I guess that's what our. That's it. Always mid afternoon net. Sorry at Brian? Yes. Dave, you're betting guy, what what is would you give? I guess it's it's a question you can answer parts. One odds would you give for like a full college football season happening partially like you know just the maybe the video I don't know the plan or a phone sees and if you maybe. To those or outcome that I might on. Yeah I mean the eight. PAC twelve, they've already they're not planning a big ten. They're not playing couple might try to play, but it's a mess. We had those odds down. Sec We actually put the week one odds up yesterday on their plan for. You know it's it's. I think we'll start but I put it a coin flip. If if they actually finished I mean I can say what do you think about the season getting canceled midway through the reason I bring it up Notre Dame today announced they had five kids test positive today for Kelvin and it's such. Adam. To your point. It's such a different ecosystem college versus know pros pros and you can kind of Bob. All guys are responsible. They're adults they have homes. These kids are living together in college you know amongst other students ostensibly. Go back in again getting paid to that's that's the thing I'm you know Yeah, they're not getting paid but yes, these. These. Guys are. It's not like their profession yet. So it's a mass man i. mean you know it's been a mess for months change in rules and you know you have these bets. The MLB announces they're going from ten to sixteen teams in a playoff. The day of the season I, mean we have. To make the playoffs. Yes. No on the site now it's like well, he's is gotta blown up because I mean they've gone from ten to sixteen in the odds are based on ten teams. So it's been like that non stop. So you know from war trying to do is make sure the Koerting's as tight as possible. I mean, we're putting heisman. It's back up now is there even be a heisman? GotTa Take Pac Twelve Now what are we doing with wages that were better on? PAC. Twelve players embedded every day the frigging headache. Whatever Dave I'm glad you reminded me that because one thing I wanted to ask you next time we talked was it was a big news in the preseason about spring training. When it was going on, there was a prop benefit. He has about how many Houston Astros would have get hit by a pitch this year. Are you still honoring that Ben People Beyond? You know that's prime example. It's just you know we know action that and. People, Bitch, and all I. 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These Are The Days Of Our Lives

The Ross Bolen Podcast

1:25:19 hr | 11 months ago

These Are The Days Of Our Lives

"The. You back. The Check welcome back. To the Rose Bowl and podcast otherwise known as rb p presented by bowling media I'm your host Ross Bohlin back with your host Chris Cole's call in. Yoyo. Christopher, what's up rouse? How does it? My friend wanted to start today with a little motivational story? Oh. Yeah. From Kohl's about shooting your shot. Correct. Kris tell people a little bit about the scenario that unfolded in shot you ended up shooting. So as you all know, we've been really going hard on this Ross fit grind the last couple of weeks. Right? We have. We've been lifting weights throwing iron around hunting around various areas of the city absolutely, and so foot on foot I I ended, and so I was at my house over in East Austin, the juice box and I was feeling a little lazy that day we skip the workout in the morning. So I figured I'd go for a run in the evening. So I'll check it out my neighborhood and also I've been trying to run in my neighborhood to kind of get a vibe of in a layout of wherever. Feel for your your domain. Yeah. Your area policy in the evening. As you mentioned, it tends to drop below ninety five degrees, which makes it slightly less miserable to jog ever. So slightly logging. Yeah but. My Run I mapped out a little room to do a little two mile run I'm about halfway there and I I was wearing my I wear like a high altitude breathing mask. Some people keep messing me and telling me they think it looks like a jockstrap or like Oh, I've heard bane I preferred into jockstrap but I mean I thought Bain. But but I'm telling you like three or four different messages from people like Yoto Kohl's he's. Wearing a couple on his face well, I didn't really think that when all the way through you need to respond to that would like the are was born in the dark. Yeah I've seen video of some kind. Yeah. I'll get back to my my bane mass caters on a later time but. I wear the mask when I run. So you can't really you know and like also it's hot like unbelievably hot and offense I usually run shirtless as well. So I'm like a mile and a half into my run soaked in sweat probably smelling terrible I can as I'm passing this house, this girl walks out the front door and she's Kinda like like a jovial kind of bouncing walk almost like a Dan you know when you`re In a good mood and you kind of have that bounce to your walk and she hadn't positively. Following out of. A crop top led Zeppelin shirt. I think Olga Black Band t which we know him into the band teaser right off the bat. Got The good vibes immediately looked around your age looked around my age. Yeah definitely. Situation. Hard. No. No. Hard to tell these days but looked around and it's hard to tell everybody I can't. I won't Chris Delete you hear. But everybody over the age of twenty five for me. Yeah. Could be like anywhere from twenty five to forty in some cases is I frankly I don't even I just don't try to get people's aging. Ask just have. To ask. But, anyways, so I'm running I see this come out and immediately you have the thought process kind of go through your mind where it's like, do I stop and talk to this girl? Do I have to say hello have the urge though I did have the image I did as soon as I saw her walkout was like, Oh, she's pretty cute. I'M GONNA a new area trying to meet New People Shirt Jovial all the things everything lined up but again, soaked in sweat wearing a breathing mask that looks pledged looks like a jockstrap and like probably wouldn't be. Making the best first impression frankly, you would've looked a little bit like a serial killer I would I would definitely agree with that. So I just keep on my job and then when I come back because I went to the end of the street turned around came back. When I came back, her car is gone the car she was walking out I'll get something out of greg destiny ruined. Yes. So then I'm a jog caress away back to my house didn't really think too much about it. So the next time coming back from work from your house and Boeing mediate HQ as I'm driving through my neighborhood. The cars there again, it's like a white. SUV type intervenes in front of the same house and everything. So I don't know she's like babysitting this house or if she lives there but regardless I see the car and I'm like, okay. Well, here's a chance. So I have not talked about this shit too I brought it up to Ross and I told him about the scenario I was like, Hey, do you ever have those situations where you have that fleeting thing and then he was talking about? Like yeah. I want to say like a few hundred times in my life. I've had these moments where I'm like it typically is like with a female especially. Yeah. where I'm like I mean with this other situations too I I know I want to do this and you have a good feeling that if you did it, it would probably go well but you don't because there's just something about something that holds you back inside and you fail to shoot your shot, and then like I was telling you I don't regret much in my life. No but there are like several of those where I'm like, I, wish I wasn't such a pussy and I. GonNa do say no or I mean let's be honest if you approach kindly and nicely, they're probably at least going to talk to you and in your circumstances new city that I mean you just fucking moved here you're looking to meet New People. You have a great in explain to you I was like dude because normally the problem is what the hell do you say right accolade. Are, terrible, at approaching women that they don't know. Knowledge Yeah it's not. On Ross anything that I could come up with in my mind that's like a one liner. I feel it comes across as Corny or or creeping both probably, which is the nightmare. Yes and so Rosner had this conversation and gave me a little bit more motivation about inside. Then that got me thinking a little bit again. Of course, right after I leave probably thirty minutes after we have this conversation I'm driving back and there's the There's the car right there. Yeah. So I have my journal that I keep in my car at all times usually my backpack, but it was sitting in the passenger seat at the time and I was like I'm GonNa leave a note looks just like mine by the way totally unplanned. Yeah. Crazy right. Now on that wavelength we are. Inside right out this no. Basically saying I think to the cute girl in the Black T. shirt. I saw you the other day but I was jogging soaked in sweat and probably smelling terrible didn't make a bad first impression but would love to get a coffee or something sometime and I left my number and so thin. So I walked up to her car door with the note and I was I didn't WanNa put it under the windshield right because I didn't want to walk out and there was a parking ticket or citation that always gives me anxiety. If I see a paper on my windshield, I'm like what the fuck is on my windshield right and so I decided to put in the door handles. The driver's side door handle. But as I opened the door, it turns out the doors unlocked, and in that moment I had severe fear that she was going to either a open the door and be like what the hell are you doing in my car or be probably even worse just see me doing it and then have to be wondering what this dude will you go. Now you're sprinting away with a note in your hand and then I was like we'll do I, put it inside the car and I was like, no, no, no, no, no, that's way too creepy. Like. Put it in the door handle and tried to shut it but the door shut all the way and then as I'm driving away, I was I like pushed it back in. I thought it shut all the way but I didn't WanNa be there too long. On driving away I'm having the fear that what if it didn't close all the way in the light stays on and her battery dies and get some angry message in a day because you'd like what your phone number on because I put my phone number on I'm connected to this. It's not like at this point you can. You can lie and say it wasn't you. It was definitely me. I was stuck there but yesterday at like six o'clock. I got a text from cute girl in the black t-shirt. So there we go. There's your motivation. He's shot. And went in and it went on like Swaggie. Yeah. So they go some some motive mid mid week motivation forget sometimes you just gotTa do uncomfortable Shit. And I guarantee you and it'll moment pay off I. was GonNa say if like, say we we do go get coffee and gone a couple of days guarantees she's keeping that note one way or another. Maybe she. Written notes. Now, all you have to do is not on that she's not a serial killer who has a jockstrap mask and she turns into creepy lamp shade in her apartment. Exactly but I think it'd be okay, I. Think I think it'd be A. Good. Well, you've seen as won t shirt that's true and you did be any into her car broken entered I I did that as well yeah. Well. Fantastic positive story. Yeah. I start the show today house the move to Austin been so far. It's been fantastic so far the roommates are dope. We'll have another name for your house juice boxes juice box. Yeah. Fits nicely when my roommates actually got a juice box tattoo on his leg I'm not kidding before this. Nope just last week Yeah Coast Buddy Buddy Carter he's all in. Our Buddy Carter does tattoos and so Carter was telling him that he would give him a tattoo and he's like I want to get the juice box. I'M NOT GONNA lie. It's like a cartoony says the juice box it looks tight. Thinking about getting a new to see a photo of this as long as everything goes well, over the next like three months I'll probably be getting a juice box tattoo somewhere on my body you have any tattoos currently I do on my ribcage. Oh. Yeah. Accordance to the House I grew up in my parents said I got it. So if I blacked out, somebody would know where to ship me I wonder if I wonder if quarter can turn my busted ass wedding ring Tattoo into something tight. Oh, guarantee you. Are you talking about like this do does professional tattoos or? Style no no he's got a gun and he's got the whole nine. He's done like nine tattoos on his own body. He's not professional, but he's definitely not amateur. I'm just saying I've seen a lot of prison TAT's yeah. They don't look good. They never looked good. Well, I think he can definitely turn the ring into something. Maybe, he'll just give you a black finger. How would that sound to them? They like that fingers dead. No longer accessible. 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Mark Zuckerberg going into destroy mode if he didn't sell face and if you didn't sell to facebook. So from from our technical to start out this little story in a two, thousand, twelve emails, six weeks before acquiring instagram facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg one of his motivations for the acquisition was to quote neutralized a potential competitor. The emails were revealed during a believe yesterday's hearing before the House antitrust committee featuring four technology moguls. Tim, Cook. Soon Dr. Fuck I don't know Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg these emails were first reported by the verge essentially the duck. And some former Zuck. Communique from internally at facebook have been revealed as a result of this antitrust investigation they're trying to make sure this isn't monopoly situation I. don't. I don't know what exactly the fuck they're doing. It doesn't matter. The point is this story is hilarious because. Zuckerberg's internal communique. I just say that word within facebook described facebook's mobile APP as quote not awesome. And said that users only quote tolerated. which was true at the time and still remains true. Frankly, we're not huge fans of facebook here as I've said, many many many times at this point I'm not sure anyone is a huge fan of Mark Zuckerberg outside of the outrageous MMC creates for smoking meats and covering his entire face in. Blaring Lee blindingly light white. Suntan Lotion to the point that he looks like an absolute clown yeah. The one good meam about every two and a half years from Zuckerberg is really the only thing keeping them on my radar but other than evil shit well on the good side of my radar. These minnows, face. Yeah. These memos and leaked community communique. Are Actually. Hilarious though. Just because Zuckerberg basically says everything. To like make people worried about a monopoly make people worried that he is buying up the competition and then tries to backtrack on it on the most. He literally says, he follows up the very last email with. And in regards to my above message I didn't mean we would be buying them to prevent them from competing with us in any way. And that's the only thing he says, which is exactly what he just spent four emails explaining on how they were going to do. It is one of the things you said. They're growing well, we need to dig ourselves out of a whole. The good news is we've been doing that the bad news is that they are growing really quickly they have a lot of momentum and it's kind of going to be tough to dislodge them. We have a hard battle ahead of ourselves there it's Kinda going to be tough. Can't beat them by them. That's exactly what they're doing. So basically, it sounds like FACEBOOK is looking for their biggest competition at the time. They're buying them up. There allowing their competition to continue running, but they're just taking all the mechanics that make their competition great and putting them into facebook. would. I mean that sounds like a monopoly to me like with instagram stories Instagram, and now facebook has stories. That's that's just an example of one of the mechanics they're taking over. It's bizarre. It's surreal and it's an excuse her facebook to never have to improve because anytime a competition anytime competition gets close. They just buy them that and that's the reason it's an antitrust. Yes. Right there because it gets complicated in slippery when one of the biggest most wealthy companies in the world anytime they see a threat can just go and we're buying you. And obviously, our headline being new text messages show instagram founder was worried about Mark Zuckerberg going into destroy mode if you didn't sell the facebook. The what's what facebook was looking at doing either buying instagram or making it very clear instagram that if they didn't sell the facebook that they were going to try to clone instagram through other means. Yeah. which they've done in other instances, they didn't buy snapchat they created their own little version of stories. which they also did with an instagram. It's just problematic that instagram's founder literally was like well I can either sell the facebook or wait for them to fuck the value of my company vis-a-vis whatever they create do everything they can to be an actual competitor. So here's some of the messages Congress released in this internal in from the internal facebook communications of Zuckerberg discussing acquiring Instagram, which was reported largely Vira lead by at Donnie or done do e on twitter. Instagram is eating our lunch. We should have owned the space, but we're already losing quite badly lots of new friends are joining and following me every week and I find myself checking it instagram far more often than facebook mobile. That's so fucked up. It's a far more focused compelling way to keep up with what my friends are doing google plus you remember Google plus is a red herring. We are getting distracted by Shitty clone while guys like instagram and Pinterest ramp up and create new markets that we should have seen coming. All very very spot on. Yeah. If you're gonNA, give him any credit here it seeing. Exciting on. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. That is all so accurate they were getting wrecked. Oh, absolutely. Instagram facebook became like pretty much meaning list to anybody with it's like tech savvy and. Knows the Internet were other places to do more fun shit like instagram. Google plus was a red herring. It was trash absolute garbage. I knew some people who thought Google plus was a legitimate threat to facebook and I remember looking at them and thinking. Well. You're not very smart. Yeah. Pinterest was wildly successful more female based than May. I didn't really fuck much but. Yeah here's another one. I think this. This guy I remember your internal post about how instagram was our threat and not Google plus basically right one thing about startups though issue can often acquire them. I think this is a good outcome for everyone. They continue like the businesses are nascent, but the networks are established. Brands are already meaningful if they grow to a large scale that could be very disruptive to us just getting into all the different reasons I needed to buy. There are a finite number of different social mechanics to invent also true. Yes. So they just there's only so many. Yeah. What we're really buying is time that is the most I had that written as well. I think that's the most telling quote in the entire story basically facebook's idea from what I can understand or. Instead of time to grow and improve their own platform to as best as they can possibly improve their own platform it's they're attempting to buy up the competition because they know. So like say a brand new social media platform comes along starts getting a lot of traction in getting big facebook attempts to buy them. Because they know, it will take another social media platform more time to get back to that level. So basically one starts to get close they buy it out, and then there's another one way back at square one they start to get close they buy them out. So nothing ever can really get close to facebook because they'll buy it up before it has that chance and they're just gonNA. Try to ride this out for as long as they can possibly ride this out. Here's here's from CNN. Rep Joe New Gucci reference to Numale Zuckerberg Send in two thousand, twelve facebook could reach a deal to acquire instagram facebook employees who is redacted from the email responded simply. Well played. Love that Zuckerberg wrote back thanks one reason people underestimate. The importance of watching Google is that we can likely always just by any competitive startups, but it'll be a while before we can buy Google. When asked about the email in the he'll facebook CEO said he didn't recall the email but that. Sounds like a joke. He doesn't to use sunscreen. He's never told the joke in his entire life. The closest he's come is talking about sweet baby Ray's barbecue and he was dead. Yeah I was GONNA say de Serious that was not meant to be funny. It's a joke for us. He only has unintentional humor as a cyborg absolutely, but he won't admit to that. And obviously the entire situation just hysterical watching him put under like the lamp and interviewed or questioned by anyone wanting the government is one of my favorite things in the world it is quite entertaining. He is no longer human. Absolutely ever was if he ever was next headline. Florida man accused of using covid nineteen relief funds to purchase a Lamborghini. Nice. So from CBS, a Florida man has been charged with obtaining three point, nine million dollars in P. Loans, paycheck protection program loans, and using it to buy a sports car and other luxury items in Miami beach. The US Department of Justice said, a criminal complaint was made against twenty nine year old David t hines of Miami Florida. The complaint alleges at Hind sought approximately thirteen point five million dollars in loans on behalf of different companies and made numerous false statements to do. So hines was approved. And awarded three point nine, million in loans. So he went after thirteen point five, they hit him with three point, nine, million he's using all these different companies to try to make it look like he needs us money and funds for. Payroll protection is what it is to make sure that you could pay your employees during an economic downturn. Yeah. Based on the ship Fucker we've all been enduring this year with covert. The complaint further alleges that within days of receiving P funds, hines purchased A. and. This is what I love. Eight Twenty Twenty Lamborghini, hurricane I believe you're economy hurricane doesn't matter sports car for approximately three hundred eighteen thousand dollars he yvo addition to not just the standard addition. He got basically the sporty addition Jesus God. The twenty nine year old is also accused of not making the P P P the payroll payments he claimed on his loan applications. Of course, he did however allegedly make purchases at luxury stores and resorts in Miami Beach. She was charged with one count of bank fraud one count of making false statements to a financial institution and one count of engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds. This is among the most incredible like fuck it. Yup. Moves of all time and frankly like if there was ever. A there's never been a better time to pull a fuck it move than right now. See Train of thought absolutely this whole thing has been a complete and total mess. It's like a ledge and I know exactly where that ledges. Yeah, and then once he was pass site, it was he is all in at that point. You just gotTa go. You mean he's already fully lied yes. He gets approved for three point nine million I wonder if he applied for the thirteen million like as a joke and then they actually approved three point five and he was like well I mean. Yeah three point nine, four, million dollars in the US three hundred and eighteen thousand of it on a souped up. Lamborghini hurricane as five thousand dollars at saks fifth avenue and more than eleven thousand dollars at to Miami hotels and eighty five, hundred, eighty, five, hundred dollars worth of diamonds. At graff diamonds. Look David t hines was balling really really hard for a short period of time here. Then, he got caught. He was living the life. Diamonds for. About I wonder how? has been going since March because if you got a good three months out of it. That's kind of worth it i. mean it sounds like you got at least a little bit of time with the Lambeau. Right. Why did he did? He stay in Miami? You gotta go someone either I'm you gotta get out gotTa. Get Out. Get. Say you get four million right now. What are you doing? If somebody handed me four million dollars Yep. Paying off my House I. will go from there I don't know. I don't up definitely not buying a Lambeau I'm buying a jet and I'm getting the hell out of here. That's not how it works Kohl's why not is if it flies floats fucks, you're supposed to rent it don't just by jet where are you going an island that'll buy with the remaining two million God. You're going to go live like Tom Hanks in castaway but have a jet. Who Will Be Your Wilson? Who will be your Wilson this? If you're GONNA pull a fucking move. Preferably your fucking move doesn't diminish the pool of funds for people who actually need them. But. Still, you almost have to respect dude swing here this is this is shooting jeter by definition to respect the Hustle Florida man has long been the most brazen ridiculous criminal in the United States. Like somewhere along the way, Florida man decided he was going to step up and take the spotlight off of other states like my own home state Texas where routinely ass backward behavior embarrasses as all but man. has found a way to take the heat off almost all other southern states with stupidity and for that. We salute him. He is the hero. 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Do you WANNA start like say like it prohibition in the thirties just kept going but we'd was legal or do you want to go way back I? Think we gotta go way back. So founding fathers because it's like. It is a cultural touchstone cornerstone even perhaps in the United States from the second. Yeah Born every TV show every movie every fucking thing every circuit, every social activity spoken a lot about because I quit drinking two and a half plus years ago or whatever, and one of the more difficult things about quitting was how deeply ingrained in our culture alcoholism I mean look at the the first. Well known and renowned Sitcom of all time. Cheers. took place in a bar like that was the setting for the entire show was the first well-known Sitcom. It was one of the okay. Maybe not one of it had to be one of the first ones. This mash count okay. Yeah. Mass probably does co but mashing cheers were kind of the same era. Regardless of the first ones you when I ever heard of? Yes. Cheers cheers, which takes place in a bar to bar and dancing. Around bar. Yeah, and it is a sentence homer. Drinks. Duff. Beer already freaking episode. Yeah. I mean, it's it's a cultural icon. Booze is absolutely a cultural icon, which is why it's so bizarre to me because I still grew up growing up in the south with like learning and middle school and high school you still learn the weed is bad type of thing you know what I mean. Yeah, and that was the affected that whole. War On drugs, and then trying to scare people in the seventy s away from we'd we're WANNA madness marijuana madness, which now in hindsight we're seeing more and more was just like a ploy by alcohol companies to somewhere alcohol and you couldn't make blacks and hippies illegal but you can make we'd and psychedelics illegal, which did a lot of the same thing really filled up those prisons with people selling. A Gr