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Asian shares decline amid omicron, Fed, Ukraine jitters
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Joy Reid Says Infrastructure Deal 'White Guy Employment Act'
"This idea that there is this dark force out there. It's what drives the host on MSNBC, including joy re listen to this. Let me ask you a question. Do you think it was a mistake looking back? Because, you know, the infrastructure Bill, she's talking to the transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg. Listen, listen to this. Let me ask you a question. Do you think it was a mistake looking back? Because, you know, the infrastructure Bill that was passed was cleaved apart from what's now being called build back better. And in a sense, it's a bill that's like a white guy employment act, right? There's going to be a lot of working class men that are going to get employed by that Bill, but that's a white guy employment act. Who thinks like that? Who sees the world like that? Honestly, called build back better. And in a sense, it's a bill that's like a white guy employment act, right? There's going to be a lot of working class men that are going to get employed by that Bill, but that's the very cohort that is much more likely to reward Republicans for that. That's who they vote for. Most working class white guys vote
Debunking the Myth of Systemic Racism
"Not only did my Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose to the rams. But I had to hear that commercial over and over and over again as I was watching football this weekend. Let me tell you about where I'm from. Where I'm from the digital divide makes equality nearly impossible. When I get a job, I'll make $10,000 less than white people with the same skills. And as I said before, doesn't even pass the smell test. Employers? I know a lot of the people who listen to my program are entrepreneurs, employers. No matter your race, no matter your gender, if you have why employees, and you could substitute them for black employees. It would be equally productive. But you'd have to pay the black employees $10,000 less than the white employees. What would you do? You call your white employees in and say, it's been very nice. It's been great. It's been a slice. But by you're fired. And you'd replace them. With black employees who are apparently willing to work for $10,000 less and be equally productive. It's crap. Absolute crap.
California Democrats Choose to Be Soft on Crime
"And lot. a Democrat lawmaker here in the state of California. Has introduced a bill that would reverse proposition 47. A proposition that was passed in 2014 reduced shoplifting charges regarding theft of 950 bucks or less from a felony to misdemeanor. And by the way, you can have three grams of meth, and that's just a misdemeanor not a felony. And LA county sheriff Alex being nueva has told us on this program that it took the stick away from him. You got a bunch of homeless people, some of them doing meth, no longer can you say, get off the streets? Are you going to jail, get off the streets to go into rehab? Are you going to jail? And now the attic says, or what? Because you can't do anything to them. That's also part of proposition 47 does not talk about very much. Anyway, this lawmaker has now done a one 80 on proposition 47. And hopefully more and more people in California will eventually do a one 80 on governor Gavin Newsom. So by the time he's up for reelection in November, may be just maybe the outcome will be somewhat different. I'm not gonna hold my breath because as you know, this state is outnumbered. Three to one Democrats and independents who vote Democrat compared to Republicans, and both houses of our legislature, the Senate and the assembly. Have not majority of Democrats, they've got super majorities of Democrats, and they pass one brain dead Bill after another after another, and to port one brain dead proposition after another like proposition 47. And one we haven't talked about that much politician 57, which had reduced a whole bunch of felonies to nonviolent offenses, including attack on a police officer, Syria arson, rape of an intoxicated victim. I kid you not. And felony domestic homicide are now are now perceived to be nonviolent.
LA DA Blames Union Pacific for Train Theft
"Now, you remember when the mayor was talking about how retailers are to blame, for the theft in their stores. Some of the retailers downtown in Michigan avenue, I will tell you, I'm disappointed that they're not doing more to take safety and make it a priority. For example, we still have retailers that won't institute plans like having security officers in restored. Locking up their merchandise at night, chaining high end bags, these purses seem to be something that is attracting a lot of attention on these organized retail theft units. Part of reparation to get a high end bag, put your stuff in that you get reparations for. So basically, she said, you know, it's your fault. You guys should be securing your stuff. Well, guess who said the same thing about the Union Pacific vests, downtown LA LADA, George gascon. He said you're not, protecting your cargo.
Morgan Zegers Describes Her Podcast 'Freedom Papers' With Turning Point USA
"I want to give a fuller picture of the incredible work you're doing. So you're not just illuminating the threats of socialism and communism. You're actually doing the flip side of what's great about American why we are the greatest nation last year I had an idea. People need to be familiar with the federalist papers, and I'm just going to read them onto a podcast and at least people will be able to listen to them. And then I sadly find out or what was the happily find out that Morgan segas is already doing it. She's not reading them. She's analyzing them with a colleague. So tell us about this other podcast and why you decided, well, I know why it was important to me. Why did you choose to say, okay, let's do it's 2021 or 2022 and we're going to talk about the federalist papers. Yeah, well, I've got to say, so I'm 25 and a lot of people will ask me, how did the heck did you end up conservative or just even appreciative of the freedoms we have here? And I say it's all because my parents taught me to appreciate history and comparative history in terms of how far we've come as a nation in a world thanks to American western values. And so I really am thankful for my parents for that. But turning point USA is a really great student organization and they reached out to me because they identified that, yes, I am a history nerd. And they thought it would be a great idea to do a podcast called freedom papers, where we break down the ratification debate back in 1787 because a lot of young Americans have not read any of the federalist papers or the anti federalist papers. So each episode we do, we go one through 85. We include the anti federalist arguments and all of them. And it's been a really good time. We hope this is a great resource for students to understand what our founders were looking at, what they were evaluating through previous human history when they were writing our form of government that was eventually the ratified U.S. Constitution. So it's just a really, really fulfilling project for me and I'm thankful that turning point would
Gov. Youngkin Making an Early Impact in Virginia
"Now, Glenn young is coming on and governor yanka has had a great first week in the eyes of Republican. What would you ask him, Jake Sherman? It's my first interview since he took the oath of office. Oh my God, you're putting me on the spot. We are very good at this. You don't have to be worried about being put on the spot. You do this like I do every single day. I don't know what I would ask you to be honest with you. And I have to think a little bit about that. I mean, I mean, listen, the front page of the front page of The Washington Post yesterday, listen, I think candidates like our politicians like him are making a simple bet. And I think that bet is turning out to be right in a lot of senses. As a parent, I think at 30 right, which is parents are frustrated. They're sick of a lot of these mandates. They're sick of living under handcuffs. And I think and by the way, I have plenty of democratic Friends, my wife to Democrat, most of our friends are many of our friends or Democrats. And they sound a lot more like Glen young in these days than they do like democratic candidates. Let me follow up on that, Jake. On the issue of COVID, on the issue of
Omicron Cases Still on the Rise
"I'm a crime appearance to continue to rise. We had 720,000 new cases a day last week, which is down from 807 cases the week before. So we're down. And various people prognosticate that the peak has occurred in the United States. And that strain on the hospital system will begin to go down and that strain is not shuttering hospitals. It's 85% capacity, et cetera, they're built for this. Some people always like more margin than that, but the fact is, they're okay. Doctors retired nurses are tired. I spent Saturday night with an old friend and doctor working with Kaiser internal medicine guy. Talked a lot about patients that will come
Are Americans Finally Coming to Their Senses? Morgan Zegers Explains
"From the young Americans against socialism, Morgan segas, welcome to America first. Thanks for having me. So you have a fascinating story you've told on our show previously, we can talk about it later. But that's kind of start backwards based upon that clip I just played you. I don't want to be over optimistic. If we don't have the requisite evidence, but when you see not parents, but students are standing up in public, making speeches like that. Is this a sign that finally Americans are coming to their senses and enough people are pushing back on socialism as you have taught them? Well, that's the thing. This is an open ended question at this point of what's going to happen to future generations of America based on what they experienced during COVID. Now, on one hand, you could say a lot of people are going to turn out like this really courageous student that we just saw and I give her a lot of kudos. I give her a lot of credit. That was very, very courageous. I'm worried because it could turn out like that, but it also could be a situation where we're teaching children to obey where teaching them to not question authority. And we're teaching them that this is the government's role in our lives to tell us what we can and can not do that they give us our rights based on what the risks are to whatever crisis they declare. So I think right now it's important for people like us and the people listening to understand, we need to connect the dots right now in this moment before the left takes over control of our generation's minds and really teaches them to embrace government's role in our lives in the way that we've seen over
A Nation Should Not Go to War if It Has Serious and Widespread Domestic Issues
"Kota villa, who passed away unexpectedly, this last summer. He famously used to write and he had a great book called the ruling class. You guys hear that expression. We use it a lot. He came up with it. He was probably one of the clearest foreign policy thinkers in the last 50 years. And he had a belief that a nation should not go to war if you have widespread and serious domestic issues. Let's see. Do we have widespread and serious domestic issues? We can't agree on whether or not a 5 year old should be vaccinated. You think we can agree on whether or not we should send troops to go regulate the eastern border of Ukraine? And you might say Charlie, that's a red herring. Those two things have nothing to do with each other. They actually do. Because if you think we can agree on very simple domestic governance issues, how are we going to agree on troop allocation? And by the way, is national morale high or is it low? These are very simple questions that leaders should be asking. So let's pretend that my whole argument that America has no role right now and actually regulating the eastern board. Let's say that doesn't win over most Americans, which I think it does. But let's pretend that the people in D.C. are convinced that it's their role to go play border cop. Not of the American southern border who cares about the Arizona texture New Mexico border, California border. No about the Ukrainian border, because they're big in the sovereignty, right? Well, then, how about this argument? The argument is that the morale of the country is so low right now, doing big things, 5000 miles away against countries that know how to fight is a really bad idea.
New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out
"The the the the world's world's world's world's biggest biggest biggest biggest most most most most powerful powerful powerful powerful space space space space telescope telescope telescope telescope arrived arrived arrived arrived at at at at its its its its observation observation observation observation post post post post one one one one million million million million miles miles miles miles from from from from earth earth earth earth the the the James James James Webb Webb Webb space space space telescope telescope telescope lifted lifted lifted off off off last last last month month month the the the mirrors mirrors mirrors on on on the the the ten ten ten billion billion billion dollar dollar dollar observatory observatory observatory still still still must must must be be be aligned aligned aligned before before before science science science observations observations observations can can can begin begin begin in in in June June June Klaus Klaus Klaus pada pada pada Payton Payton Payton with with with the the the space space space telescope telescope telescope science science science institute institute institute says says says this this this telescope telescope telescope could could could answer answer answer a a a lot lot lot of of of questions questions questions are are are we we we alone alone alone in in in the the the universe universe universe where where where we we we come come come from from from where where where do do do we we we go go go to to to the the the universe universe universe is is is so so so huge huge huge need need need think think think that that that out out out there there there somewhere somewhere somewhere there there there will will will be be be life life life but but but we we we don't don't don't know know know we we we have have have to to to build build build large large large instruments instruments instruments to to to tell tell tell astronomy astronomy astronomy professor professor professor David David David Helfand Helfand Helfand at at at Columbia Columbia Columbia University University University says says says the the the James James James Webb Webb Webb telescope telescope telescope is is is different different different than than than the the the Hubble Hubble Hubble telescope telescope telescope the the the James James James Webb Webb Webb telescope telescope telescope is is is optimized optimized optimized to to to see see see in in in the the the infrared infrared infrared part part part of of of the the the spectrum spectrum spectrum which which which gives gives gives us us us a a a whole whole whole different different different set set set of of of information information information about about about the the the universe universe universe the the the telescope telescope telescope will will will also also also scanned scanned scanned for for for possible possible possible signs signs signs of of of life life life I I I met met met Donahue Donahue Donahue
What the Volatility Index (VIX) Tells Us
"I'm watching very closely the volatility index known as the vix, which I always keep an eye on because it's a measurement of fear. And what we see with the vix today is that it's not anywhere near the levels that we saw say in November of 2008. After Lehman Brothers went out of business or even in March of 2020, when it was clearly the thick of COVID and the whole country had shut down. It actually in March 2020, we were up around 65 on the vix and back in 2008, we were in the 70s on the vix. And I think it's really just important to keep that in mind and keep it in perspective as we watch the vix today. We see it's up about 13%, trading around 32. So up there, but nonetheless, it shows you that this is not sort of full capitulation, even though you've seen a 10% downturn in what we're looking at in the NASDAQ. Meaning, yes, it could get worse before it gets better, and it's the reason why I wouldn't say, you know, go all in, although, you know, look, I mean, I think a lot of people said today when it was draining off a thousand, it was time to get a little bit back in and to nibble. What I would say is you want to be sharpening your pencil right now. You want to be looking for companies good companies that have been sold unnecessarily.
Anti-Vaccine Protesters March in DC
"Rally? I did, yeah, I was one of the speakers at this rally. It was a fantastic event. So who put it on? Who organized this? You know, it was really a grassroots type of deal with a lot of different organizations and other children's health defense. There was a unity project, lots of different organizations coming together to make this happen. But it was really just a lot of just normal people coming together to be their best to put it on. And what was the message? Well, the message was against these mandates that you have draconian measures that we're seeing all across the country, specifically in many of the leftist cities these cities, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York San Francisco, these type of measures that aren't backed up by science and even when you look at what many doctors are saying isn't backed up by them either. So it's all about power and control. So we were there marching against those types of mandates. Who was the keynote speaker,
BITCOIN: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
"So let's start off with the basics for those out there. If you're interested in Bitcoin, is Bitcoin a generic lockdown from the south if you order if you want to Coke, you're getting Coca-Cola. It ain't a generic or anything else. Is Bitcoin a generic term or is there a Bitcoin and you got Ethereum, you got others out there as well. Let's start off with the basics. Sure. Those are fantastic questions. And these are complicated topics. So I think sometimes people are almost scared to ask these questions, but it's great to start from the basics. And so for a while, people were trying to create a currency for the Internet. That would allow for commerce to be done, particularly internationally friction free. And one of the innovations of Bitcoin by this guy named Satoshi Nakamoto, it's not as real name, but we call him that. Was to create a decentralized system. So there's no entity in charge. There's no CEO. There's no bank. There's no Federal Reserve. But yet through math, we're able to have a system that has now become known as Bitcoin with millions of users and holders. And so that was really the first and the only entity that was operating and doing this. And they've been around the longest. They have the highest market cap, the highest number of users, the most number of transactions. I should add that the technology has grown and changed over time. It's not like it stayed static. But all the other names that you've heard as well, such as Ethereum or other silly names, sometimes like Dogecoin. They're not all silly, but a lot of them are named after dogs. Some of those have interesting different ways of solving similar problems. Ethereum in particular has grown quite large, so not as large as Bitcoin. Now those are more modern products in this ecosystem that generally have slightly different ways of solving a similar
Christian Toto: The Woke Mentality Interrupts the Creative Flow of New Films
"What they do Let me ask you this about Hollywood What is going on with all the crap they're pumping out lately Christian I mean I have not seen it I don't get to the movies much but I have not seen a good movie whether on cable or in a movie theater on any of these apps In eons I mean I just watched this matrix resurrections which again Jim's Jim's laughing I haven't even started yet Christian Listen everyone involved in that movie should be prosecuted At the end of the international court they should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity The people with the exception of Keanu but outside of Keanu no one should be average People should be sued damages should be issued for anyone who watched that The actors should be banned from public life forever They should be quarantined in their homes I mean I'm kidding of course I'm a conservative but you get the point The movie was awful With all these money going into Hollywood and all these genius woke areas you think they'd be able to at least make a decent sci-fi movie and they can't do it Yeah that's a great point And while we just it is interesting that there have been so few good movies this year Whenever I look at the Oscar bait movies and it comes awards season which we're in right now I was thinking okay I've seen some of these films Some of them are pretty good but they're not great They're not memorable I'm not scrambling to watch them over and again It's like I can't wait I can't stop thinking about them And I think part of it is there's a lot of different complicated reasons But part of it is what I opened my book with If you're a screenwriter today you open up your laptop you want to write a great story And you think well what if this character is a sense of what if that group is offended by this What if I can't say this or can't share that What if I can't make the bad guy truly bad What about the hero has some flaws and that upset some people What the woke mentality does is it interrupts the creative flow and causes self censorship and that does not create great art at
Christian Toto: Hollywood Creatives Are Being Left out Simply for Being White Males
"You know I read a piece this weekend I think you cited it on your social media feed or was it this weekend or less But I think it was by Barry Weiss on her sub stack but it was a different author And the gist of the piece was that this isn't just about actors you know Christian you and I think Hollywood like you say you think Scarlett Johansson and Brad Pitt and all these famous actors that's actually a very small sliver of Hollywood You got gaffers lighting people foley artists sound engineers I mean not all these people are died in the world liberals Matter of fact a lot of them believe in liberty and freedom like we do And the gist of the piece was that these writers and script writers that they're being subjected to these de facto racial quotas and you've got a bunch of middle aged basically white men who've done nothing wrong of dedicated themselves to the crap submitting scripts and stuff and being told straight out Christian they're not hiding it Hey sorry man We've got to hit some kind of quota for black minority LGBT or artists and writers and you're not it I mean that's the textbook definition of discrimination right there It is it's a great article I recommend everyone check it out to Barry Weiss's subsect page And I have some of that in my book as well I've also recently spoken to a comedian he's a straight white comedian very funny fellow and he played me an audio clip that he saved from one of his agents or reps basically saying you're a white male I can't do anything for you I'm so sorry It's happening It's real And part of this is Hollywood has done a terrible job of being diverse in the past I think the shame they have is real And they should have some guilt But this is a massive overcorrection It should be about the artistry and gifts and talents of the creators not the skin color So let everyone on board Any minority any group if you've got a great story a screenplay you're a great actor We want you That's what it should be Not this we've got to overcorrect and just an absurd way That's
Christian Toto: Hollywood's Fear Gave Wokeism Power
"How did they get woke Was it just a matter of like what happened with for instance big tech companies where you had this indoctrination system going on in our universities critical theory critical race theory and a bunch of kids became adults who populated the boards of these companies I mean how did it happen I mean you used to celebrate American ideas and the ideas of freedom and liberty and now we're at the point where that Brandon Ralph Superman movie they took out a truth justice and they took out the American way part I mean how exactly did that happen Well I think it's a better question How did it happen across the culture Why did it why did it swamp universities What did it jump from university life to real life What you have in Hollywood is a lot of fear And when you have incorporations as fear as well And for some reason this sort of woke sentiment is given much more power and cloud than it actually deserves It's just a very small part of the community as you well know So when they hear those voices rise up rather than being strong and courageous and saying hey this is what we do This is our art go away We're going to back up what we're trying to do They buckle like Howard One of the best examples of scarlet Johansson who is beautiful and talented and successful and when she makes a movie it often makes a lot of coin And yet when she picked the wrong role she was going to play a trans figure in a movie the woke howled and she apologized instantly And here's what's really important about this It's just one role it's just one actors You can kind of roll your eyes and say who cares But if you're a plumber if your work is kind of a blue collar guy or gal and you get under attack and you think the most famous actors in Hollywood couldn't stand up to the mob what chance do I have I think that's one of the real fears of what I'm covering here is that when these big players cower in fear it sends a cultural message and says well what chance do I
Mike Gallagher: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Didn't Deserve to Win This Weekend
"And I certainly am sad about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A lot of people are glad Green Bay lost because of Aaron Rodgers because the left is mad at him because he's speaking out against the Biden administration and the COVID mandates and stuff. So they don't like Aaron Rodgers. I guess pretending that he's not one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Tom Brady, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. And face it, if you were watching the game yesterday, you told yourself, Brady's gonna do it again. They were down 27 to three and came roaring back tied it up and I hate to I'll probably get attacked the minute I walk out this door for saying this because this is Tampa Bay, and this is buck's country Tampa Bay didn't deserve to win that game. They just didn't, I mean, I'm sorry. Mistake after mistake, penalty after penalty. But what a weekend
"lot y." Discussed on In the Garden
"We are first. Animal came from the first registered animal and united states In nice we bought her. We got her years ago but she was born in nineteen fifty six that on facebook today today and what we did what my dad did. And i know it's good to hear this so your facebook Is is just under highland cattle. Or i go for greenfield highland beef for janet stewart s. t. w. a. r. d. and by the way she was a two thousand and two teacher of the in vermont. So i don't have to worry about being taught anything. She was a first grade teacher really. I'm gonna stay in the first grade anyway. A lot of stuff. yeah well. She posted a lot of stuff. But checkout janet stewart facebook page. You will see some unbelievable stuff great On it they got questions they can do. she's very good at it. Great and all. I do is troll. Because i don't think the press ever signed my diploma interesting. No go to work okay. All right well you know how people always say you know when somebody says. Well i was in the army for so many years. And they'll say thank you for service. And i find myself saying that to farmers and teachers because you know. Sometimes it's a thankless job and. It's an incredible service to all of us. You know no farmers food again. We're totally opposites. he's a perfectionist and undercuts takes you know a day still and we we've had i mean we've shown cattle all of the united states in fact we got some animals leaving next week once headed to oh missouri. Mississippi and one is headed to texas. Wow wow and those. Are we ship them. Those for meat right the highland. There're beef cattle read of cattle in the world. and they're salons the great big longhorns. Great big longhorns. And we go to would. We're showing cat. We went sixteen years the national western in denver. And there's all kinds of breeds of cattle out there and my wife who little tiny thing She would lead this one cal- called cinnamon raisin who actually was the top. She's the most winning highland cattle in united animal in the united states at this point shows and the people would separate was like the opening. People are so scared of this cow and my wife is basically. Just put the rope over neck or halter over neck and just walking along no raisin would follow along one denver time. Nobody's ever done that with a gal with a calf that's great and also we're at the week for more than fifty years we've had a cow calf and champlain valley. Fair burn Yeah so anyway. You've heard enough from me. I gotta thank you for listening. Thanks for the call. I do appreciate me so it's always good to hear stories all right. Thanks carl car okay. We'll do. I'm still looking okay. We had to have that phone call on. Oh my goodness thank you ray. Isn't that right. Just a couple of observations first of all the crow tar you know. Obviously that's historic value. I found it I found it. Incredible that Looking on ebay a friend of mine wanted to same brand of Of motor oil that we used to be sold at a gas station that we both frequented..
"lot y." Discussed on In the Garden
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"lot y." Discussed on Just King Things
"Yeah and we know from like the the information right the clippings that we get in the book we know that he just like know lived with the sister in the inter. You're tries to ask him about what happens in salem's lot he's just like i moved. Yeah i don't know but and you're saying we were talking about this before the episode. But you were saying that. I said that was lost. Boys the lost boys where he's like fucking vampires or whatever you were saying that. There's there's a connection between those two things. Oh i yeah. I can't find like hard evidence where the team behind lost boys sites this but when if you've seen lost boys like the idea of a ghost like a ghost vampire boy hovering outside of a window. is is a thing that is huge in that movie and shows up here right. That is where this comes from and it becomes a kind of staple of contemporary set vampire fiction Uncle steve is mixed tape Or we're talking about the music in this novel did you. You're listening to the music in this novel. No i did not because there was not a lot. There's not a in some of its like weirdly hidden but Here here are three songs that i found from From this novel. I listened to them. And i'll give you a star rating real quick. Okay number one. Merle haggard okie from muskogee This is playing in the in the bar. That i go. To the roadhouse they go you it's fine. Three starts just good old-fashioned merle haggard song little little bit of country western for you The second song is is the lyrics are quoted in epigrams for the spoke But it's just cited as old rock song. It doesn't have thing but it's a song called endless sleep by marty wilde inside a rockabilly track. That's about like someone died in the ocean. Basically it's pretty good. I'm going to give it a solid four four stars okay. Who's worthless in june. And of course. There is a bob dylan song North country blues which is also quoted in the same epigrams Half star 'cause it's don's on Like this is like the the the the surprise..
"lot y." Discussed on Just King Things
"Itself right as a concept and callahan. Has this glowing crucifix. Standing off against Embargo makes callahan. A deal i will let mark go. If you toss down your crucifix and sort of like face me like faith to faith right your faith in your god. The does he call him. Call it the good here or the white or whatever he. I don't know if it's in the scene but barlow does the word. The white in that note that we talked about the letter he writes limerick says that you know they have the power of the white and he might say it here too but the white as a concept that we're gonna see a lot over the course of the next forty years of stephen king's work right but but yeah he made it. He says yeah. You know you've got your power on your side. And i've got my power my side. Let's see which one is. Is you know more overwhelming in what i love about this is. There's a little half a sincere were stephen king or the narrow to'real voice steps in and says if If callahan had pushed his advantage then he would've he would have defeated. Barlow like the neuro. To'real noises like callahan. Had the opportunity to win here to win. I think it says to force barlow out and win another day. Yes and then but that is not what happened so that the challenge emanates forth. And then what this kellyanne do. So callahan. Agrees to the challenge. markaz let go and mark runs off. He's very sad about his parents dying but he's gone. He's escaped for a bit and then it's just barlow in callahan and callahan. His his faithful authors and he does not put down his crucifix and because he as he does not do that right as he does not put down the crucifix the light in it fails and barlow just walks right up to him. Picks up the crucifix snaps it in half and then a sort of picks up callahan again with vampire strength and is like you know you probably would just think that you know i would just turn you a vampire but actually i think there's something far more interesting to do with you and so He takes callahan forces his face or forces. Callahan's face up to his. That is to say barlow's neck And then cuts his own vein and presses. Callahan's face up to like the bleeding neck right. And then delivers a sacrament of right or like a satanic parody of sacrament and. I actually sat down book on the other side of the room. So i lost to the precise wording But you know callahan does not like he keeps his mouth closed against the horrible horrible vampire blood of but then the last line is something like but eventually he drank. Yes and like this. Is you know this is the turning point in the novel of like. Oh we thought maybe things would work out. We thought maybe barlow might be defeatable but this is the turning point when it's like no there they they are not going to win Or they're probably not going to win and After this we basically basically the implication here is that Callahan has something like the mark of cain on him..
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"Sx mocking are kind of way. But but yeah. I mean i think she suit know without going too deep into it. She she's interesting character. Stephen king. Because i think much like kerry has maybe more interior already than some of his later characters Because we get a lot about her relationship with her mother but it also really feels like a dude writing about relationship with her mother. Yes your mother wants her to settle. Down and marian. Nice boy from town yet doesn't particularly feel like it's You know it feels like something that i could like. Just bang out over the course of twenty minutes. Ride the bike. All what the stereotype about women with their mother. Yeah right she got married to this. What's his name. Floyd about bop bop. Doesn't i wouldn't say that this is like any kind of realism. but also on the other hand she's a cartoon character as much as anyone else's a cartoon character just when you get women. Women historically in literature written by dudes have always cartoon characters ratio. So it's a little bit of a difference right of which when even the level of interior ordinary that she has stephen king inadvertently. I think ends up running into just normal sexist stereotypes whereas the other characters feel more stock characters because men are not always stock characters And so there. This is again much. Like carrie another place where I acidic sexism is running into stephen king's own particular form of vino implied implicit sexism. Which means that. Susan just doesn't get the kind of of capability or whatever which is unfortunate and i honestly am not sure stephen king gets any better than this about this but You know bracketing. That i just wanted to point out like this is some of the weird stuff going on around susan and her end after after she staked a. They're like okay. Well we need to find barlow now. We need to do something about this. And the group splits. Jimmy and ben go back to talk to matt who is in the hospital. He had his first heart attack after confronting. Mike ryerson who came back as a vampire to attack him and a father callahan and mark. Go to meet marks parents to explain That they need to. They need to be careful because vampires are invading so mark and in this priest show up. Mark's parents are not at all persuaded and get a whole bunch about mark's dad who is very interesting and this is where king make some of the the sort of like cultural context of this book very explicit. Mark's dad is while he was a professor at a junior college teaching a finance or something like that mathematics and he took a job in the private sector as part of prudential which is an insurance agency right. He was an economics professor. That was it because he wanted to see if certain ideas he had about economics certain theoretical ideas how they would work in the real world and it turns out they worked out pretty well and some other things we know about. Mark's dad is that he's a registered democrat but he voted for nixon. Because the guy that they were running against nixon was just like a crazy left-winger who was going to re lead the country to financial ruin. Yes this all happens on one page. It is it. Is stephen king. His finest of like we know everything about mark's dad humanly possible over the space of three hundred fifty..
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"And how do they take out stryker. I mean that's kind of like their thing. And none of that works out so so mark and susan kind of on accident. Really go in attempt to see what's going on at the marston house. They're captured by straker. Susan is basically delivered to barlow and dies. Offscreen functionally An in barlow is in that scene. Fucking scary Because we we get the seymour. Mark can hear. Susan is down in the basement of the marston house which we already have all this description of being just this black space of of pure terror. She's down there and you can hear her kind of calling out for him and then she screams and then you know go silent and borrow knows that mark is out there and so he is yelling up the stairs. Adam them to come down he calls young master. They all keep call mark featuring young master. And it's just like you've lost like already and this is one hundred pages out from the end of the novel but it's like this guy. This vampire is just outmanoeuvring you at every step. But that's all say they're trying to do this like kind of Maneuvering none of it works. jimmy dies due to a booby trap matt just of heart attack. He has multiple heart attacks and eventually dies from them and john. Callahan has You know this truly terrible ending iconic. I mean truly iconic in the sense of like. It's hard to hard to forget it once you read it right. So it's what happens is a callahan gets roped into this and this is of course based on how i described callahan earlier. This is what he's been waiting for right. This is what he is wanted is sort of this real like confrontation with capital e evil. So he's got roped into this group And he is sent off with mark to they go the group after susan has turned then meets up with Within to tell him like. Hey you're your girlfriend's dead. And so then they go to the martin house our our little party and they stake susan in the basement right they plan on going down and killing barlow but as you say barlow is always one step ahead of them and they go down and barlow has written them this long long note again just going on about like you've already lost. I don't understand why you're fighting. This will all be over soon. i've left you a present. Which is susan. And then he also like gives them recommendations on wines that are left in the cellar. A true scam. Yes right a barlow is is very scampi So they stake susan. Which is again a callback to the staking of lucy western raw In dracula so it's interesting here right then. Is that for all the ways that stephen king is updating or sort of modernizing..
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"Or whoever in this is one of the things that is necessary to allow barlow to take up residence in salem slot in the marston house And then danny dies mysteriously in the hospital. Several days later his he on his She did like he had acute anemia or something duck done but then mike ryerson is burying danny after his funeral But he's burying him at sunset and he like this is really a love this part of the book where mike can't stop thinking about how danny's eyes are open in the in the casket and it's like it's so great because it's a. It's a thing that stephen king can do really well. We're like the character is trying so hard not to have this intrusive thoughts and they're like talking about something in the narrative voices very close to to their sort of interior monologue. And as as mike is like talking or thinking about something else that he swerves back around to wire you looking at me. Why are you looking at a shut your eyes and then of course Sunsets and things. Don't go well for mike. Because matt runs into him a few days later. At the roadhouse. Mike is looking really sick and because mike is of course one of matt's former students he's like. Hey you know. Maybe you shouldn't be driving tonight like come home with me and stay at my place will see how you are in the morning and then matt happens to wake up in the middle of the night after. He's put a mike up in the spare bedroom. And he hears something on in mike's room and he hears like a child's laugh and then the sucking started in. Yeah yes so so seems like that kind of just peppered all throughout the novel of of people running into vampire kind of stuff. There's the character out at the who works at the dump so particularly because i find so much of this novel so charming. I have asked michael if we could do a dramatic rendition of some of the dialogue. That happens to give you a flavor for what happens when the vampire comes for you. Michael do you think that's fair. Yes people described. So i'm going to be playing. What is what is his name. Dud dud rodgers dodie rogers who works at the He works at the dump. He is also kind of a stephen king stock character. Although i don't think stephen king ever gets this shitty with it i guess. Search like straight up this. There are very bad choices. Made with regard to this character. Yes so so he. He has a hunchback appropriate term for. That is but the as stephen king is using this thing. And he's a town outcast. You works at the dump and people were fucking mean to them..
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"Way getting the believed the ground and pinning him and getting his arm behind him and making him say uncle In in that way everyone understands that mark. Petri is not someone to be trifled with Yeah he's a serious little kid There's a god there's a lot of these kids and and the thing is interesting though that we're gonna go from this to the shining which is like the anti mark petri in some ways in that dany in that novel but We'll get there but yeah so these are people. They all kind of come together in different ways. The first i don't know half of this book is is patiently. Slow the only real things that happened or what we've already talked about. Which is that been. Moore shows up to town and his idea was to lease the Marston yes marksman yeah the the marston house which is like this. You know yvo ass house. It's like sitting above the town on on a big hill ideas to lease it and then work out of it and kind of exercises demons. Whatever is writing a novel about huey marston. This gangster that live there. Who's like doing all kinds of bad stuff. And then but when they get there or when he gets there. It's already been leased to somebody. It's been at least to a pair called striker and barlow best names. Some excellent at stephen king names very very good vampire names ray but but but the least of them already in basically they're vampires are or one is a vampire ones come familiar and they have decided to come here based on the invitation of marston like fifty years earlier Mars the implication that we over the course of novel and i. It's actually kept very vague. That but the ideas that marston moved their aim was murdering children. And maybe doing you know satanism kind of stuff with it. And he had a long correspondence with barlow then known as break and i kind of middle european count and Basically was just they were talking presumably about evil satan stuff And now all these years later breaking and barlow and striker have moved to the town to start the stuff. And i mean from from when they move into whenever when is turned into vampires. Pretty quick It it's it's a few weeks ago. Say that the novel we get some dates in the novel Said the novel begins on september. Fifth been. Susan tells been That she loves him on september twentieth. Or gra Solid fifteen days. yep So that gives you a sense of lake that the speed at which these characters are operating And then the town is dead by october. Fifth there yet so so a pretty pretty short time period year Well literally just one. Month i guess But but i mean. That's what's kind of weird about it. Is that other than these kind of characterization moments about the town and about the characters that we've all talked about and in the little segments that we've given you about each of these characters really jew what we get we get little pieces of characterization where they're interacting with one another or whatever so for example Match and then meeting at. The roadhouse know those are really the segments of characterization. It's only win well. I guess that's happening in the background. We're getting these scenes of the town of for example a dog being murdered. And then the The glick shoulder glick children being killed in one of them being turned into a vampire which kind of sets the whole thing off. But but it really is. It's very slow moving and it. Kinda proceeds like a thriller for every ten scenes..
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"I think that if you and i are put into a vampire novel chances of us both diarrhea. Stephen king novel in general sense chances of dying. Both of us died nearly one hundred percent just new to our stock character. Ness we we. Just don't have the the stephen king central character flair to us assume. I've never driven motorcycle. Not even once will not touch one. Yeah it's it just seems dangerous. And that's why we will never be stephen king central characters but matt is doing research by reading van parrella. Yes donald donald callahan has learned all the cult information from the catholic church. I think that creates a very clear dividing line between where i met my life. And where you're at and you're like okay very good. I'm glad we establish this i. I'm not as insulted by the comparison. As i was initially. Yeah it's not. It's not like the The alcoholic priest or anything. It's their approach to the problem. That that i think is in front of them. Great so we got here jimmy jimmy. i don't. what is his last name. Not coats jimmy. Cody jimmy cody burks of personal physician. Not like personal physician like he has him on retainer but like his doctor that Matt burke sees a and he is a former student of matt burks i. I don't remember who said this. But matt burke is like older So he he taught susan when she was in high school and he taught Jimmy cody jimmy. Cody was in highschool in. Jimmy cody is another. Like he fits in with this group of good characters because he is educated. He's he's a little sarcastic Like there's a bit where he is inspecting a body and he takes the pulse and he says like very flatly like. Oh he's dead. Ray like that's the kind of that's like that's the kind of doctor. Jimmy cody as this is something we're going to explore over the course of the show. But but i think this this stephen king stock character the like really educated guy who was like good for knowledge. And it has like a little bit of a sarcastic. Humor that character is gonna show up a lot. But this i think is just stephen king's brother who gets talked about occasionally when stephen king's short story collections. Right he always has those notes at the end the kind of talk about where he got inspiration for the short stories and things like that. We'll talk about that when we get to nightshift. But stephen king's brother right. He's a scientist of some sort. And basically every time. Stephen king consults information about science in any general way in the short stories. He's always like yeah just asked my brother about it And so. I think that this stock character is like a always a light play on the relationship. That stephen king has with his brother. That's just pure speculation. But i buy it right because because there is. There's a clear fondness for the character like a very personal fondness Even though jimmy like comparatively doesn't really get a whole lot to do And so who who we have left. Is it just mark just marker thank you okay so then had mark petri who's ten or twelve islam's a kid a child. He's a very he. So as i said when i first read this book i was i was marks age rate ten or twelve or whatever And there is no one would rather be when you're a twelve year old boy than be marquee tree or at least if you're if you're like a a bookish boy right a boy who reads stephen king novels like you want to be marked petri..
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"It used to be something more mythological. It wasn't quite so bound up in in sort of this petty day stuff. He's not like total reactionary about this. It's more of a sense of like you know he. He had a different picture of what good and evil looks like when he was a kid and he grew up and he is kind of. He's kind of at sea in this way where he wishes he could do. Good in the world but also doesn't really feel empowered to do. It doesn't really have sort of the imagination to think through the way that he could do that. Yeah yes a. Here's a long section in there where he's talking about the difference between capital e evil in small e evil and the idea that like all the other cool young priests who are evil in the nineteen seventies. They're all dealing with like a i. Forget like homophobia is one of them but like the women's lib movement and all this kind of stuff and and callahan says and i think this is very revealing about his character. He says the only one of those movements he could ever see himself. Allying with is the antiwar movement And now that's over so he can't even do that. I mean he wanted to be a warrior for god basically in line. That's not a thing. Nineteen seventy he's So do you wanna explain why he's me based on what i just said i want to know. Yeah i worked in a when he talks about callahan. Eventually everyone gets together. We have we have a couple more characters talk about but eventually everyone gets together. It's a very similar to the one. I was talking about with matt. Starting notebook and callahan is very quick to be like okay. Yeah campfires exist. And they're talking about that and he says well he. I think he talked to someone who went to a small part of a very rural part of their parish. Somewhere new england and The people they are like believed that a young girl had been killed by suck yabus like second empire and then that was just true because there was all this evidence of it and so you know county and basically says well you know when you sign onto the whole catholic priest thing you gotta start. You just have to accept some things like this. Got to be true but every turn at this novel. The matt character is constantly like i guess. I'll figure that out ya'll do that. And then he bet stuff happens to him whereas callahan just knows all of this already good historical backing for it and and also has a bad ending but at least like it. It works out in some ways for him But yeah like you know..
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"Susan norton who already mentioned before susan norton is in her twenties. Maybe early s. She's a recent graduate and she's come back she's from salem slot it's hometown. She went to boston college and she's come back to salem slot. And she is now a schoolteacher but she also wants to be a painter yes she wants to go to new york and become like a designer basically or or. That's one of her thoughts of what she could be doing. She's living with the parents not particularly happy about that. And a hurry been mirrors get involved with one another immediately like literally. I think the day he shows up he shows up in town. He's walking through the park. He sees her sitting like in the park reading one of his novels. And that's how he's right and that's how they strike up their conversation and she's very smitten with him. Yeah this is a very stephen king county character to. She's like I don't even know. If this is a stock character beyond stephen king but i feel like this character shows up in his work lot which is like an attractive young woman who is as smart as she is attractive and ultimately runs into a bad ending. Yes now this. This is another steven king type of character and very often is the love interest for the writer character. Yeah yes stephen. King loves woman who reads a book So there those characters there is match What's his last name. Matt burke matt burke who is a teacher At the local school as saying he's another stephen king stock character he is. He is the cool. It will older dude right. This is this character shows up in slightly different forms but in this case he is The local like high school english teacher who You know he's the english teacher so he's red he's he. He knows some things right. He can quote some poetry but he has no problem. Going to the roadhouse on a friday night and getting a couple of drinks and he can shoot the shit and make some make some cool jokes right and he listens to some rock music. He's he's he's kind of he. This character very often in a stephen king novel is going to. He's going to be obi wan yes. And you'll notice all three of these characters We talked about this last time. I in the episode. But the a marker of being good being a like capital g. Good in a in a stephen king novel is your smart in your cultured Like those things being culturally curious being involved in things that is almost universally sign of being a good character and a. I wrote this in my notes to later in the novel. They are discussing vampire shit like all these characters that were in the middle of outlining their all discussed vampire stuff and matt says i'm gonna he says like triumphantly. I'm gonna start a notebook..
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"Hey you know somewhere because they have already been transformed and so it's a camera. That's like very haunting. I think It's i don't know it's really an effective storytelling mechanism. Will i wanna say like Was a book. I enjoyed right. I think there's a lot of good stuff happening. And kerry but it is mostly a thriller salems. Light lake city gets fucking scary year like this. There is scary stuff in this book. It is it is disturbing and Like capital h. horror. In a way that kerry isn't even though carry has plenty of blood and guts There is there's an existential quality to to the horror in this novel. That i mean for me is very effective right Like there are parts like again. I've read this novel at least three times. And i remember being scared to death by certain aspects of this When i was reading it when i was like friggin mark petry's age And there are parts of it now. That like i m still unsettled by right. Ics i'm like. Oh that's good right like that is it is good. How good this. it's good. How well this little like a craziness has been constructed like what you talk about the last chapter about the lot where so to actually back up a little bit the first chapter about the light is really fascinating because it's an it's another exercise in genre where we start at the beginning of the day. It's like four o'clock in the morning or maybe even earlier and we have the town milkman. Getting up and we follow him on his rounds from one side of town to the other in this entire chapter is set up like you know four o'clock. Am and it tells a story about what happens in the lot at four am. Five o'clock am and it tells a story about someone else doing like you know. It's it's like the there's a dairy farm outside of town and like the The sons of the guy who owned the dairy farm like they have to get up in set up the milking machines and we get a little bit about how one of the sons really like hates going to school. He was his dad would quit school and just work at the dairy farm and then we get another hour and we we see the town throughout entire day and we get introduced to all of these characters going about their like very stereotypical town. Lives right. if you can think of Like small town drama. If you if you're from a small town you know what that is in even if you've with like a soap opera you know what we're talking about. It's like people are having affairs. People have other types of unhappy marriages. There are parents who are like you know abusing their children and There's love triangles and so on and so forth..
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"The thing that is strange about this is that he had a wife who died named miranda He was in a motorcycle accident and They they hit a a wet patch on the road and they skid and He he ends up being like there's either like not a scratch on him or he's like minorly injured but his wife a scratch on the back of his left hand yes. It's very specific. But his wife is white straight up dies and he is now sort of living in the aftermath of this and the idea. Guess is that he is. He's going back to salem slot to sort of trigger a kind of creative process by confronting this demon from his past. It's sort of strange to me. How he maybe thinks about his dead wife to go in the first three hundred pages of this book and one is directly in comparison with a new woman. Yes seed actually. Maybe both in our just to be like. Oh yeah this. This susan norton girl reminds me a lot of my wife. My wife who who was named maranda in the most we get is that he didn't like miranda was asking him about what he was writing. Yeah yeah and so. It's really hard you know. I think i think you're getting your way around of this microbiome just going to say directly. It's really really hard. Not to read. This as stephen king fantasizing about his wife dying and i don't think that's the intent and i'm not joining the psychologist the novel but when you create a character that's basically you and then you have a wife but seems very similar to your own wife. She's providing feedback for his novels. And being i mean doing all the stuff that you were talking about tabitha gingrich. It's it's it's weird and they love motorcycles. And we know. Stephen king gloves motorcycle his protagonist going to ride motorcycles for the next forty years. And so it's it's it's weird. It just feels weird to read it. Gosh it's really feels like a man fantasizing about dead wife the and the other part of this. The only thing that i think saves bid mirrors from ending up feeling Like re league kind of gross is just like how corny he is as a character but he is our central character and at the same time. He is just a very corny. Dude a actually. In a way that is i think itself evocative of king right yet. He's he's a character who all his beliefs are on his sleeve..
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"But yeah i mean the whole the whole logic here and there's some other stuff going on to king is pretty pretty explicit. That like america is ripe for vampirism in particular kind of way but but but there's a similar the relationship you're pointing to here is one where dracula. The vampire represent time being out of joint not not to not to rip you off here but right it's it's a hunter logical and the duration way and if people that means era need you. Because i'm gonna explain it The idea is that something from the past is is latent in the conditions of the present and then the conditions of the present change in such a way as to make that imminent or rise again so the past is never truly past It is waiting to be born in the moment and the idea here. Is that in salem. Slot in the notion of the small town in rural maine in the way that small towns function in relationship to things like great evil. And i could see the notes that that we're going to be talking about that too but it can set the conditions under which those old things that we seem to have dismissed with majority. You're talking about new original dracula where those things kind of bloom again. In the implication being that the vampire was always here there. Just wasn't a vampire to activate it right to activate this kind of of evil necessity That vampirism brings out in the community And and that's really kind of done by this ben mears character. I mean michael. What'd did you think about yours as a as a in character so been near as our first. He's another king type right. This is another type of character. We're going to see versions of again and again. Perhaps the type of character we're going to see the most of maybe he is the writer protagonist and as usual when there is a writer protagonist. It is very hard not to see the person as essentially a cipher for king himself in a lot of ways especially in the ways that he is described. He's sort of. He's he's got like dark hair he is a he tends toward like sensitivity and being artistic right he writes. He's as an author. He is emphatically not stephen king because he is writing what we would today call literary fiction. At least that seems to be the idea that we're getting right like with titles like conway's dr daughter and heir dance in dance. I the i love the idea that this man has written a book called air dance and so we have this sort of alternative king who wrote a different type of fiction and made his name that way but also in this is very important he is. He has a working class background. He knows what it's like to work with his hands. At the beginning of the novel we have The boy in the man who are Been mears that's the man and the boy who is mark petri. We don't know their names yet but we get this epilogue of them You know fleeing from maine down across the united states into mexico and as they're doing this we have the man stopping and working in lake textile mills and all of these jobs that don't exist anymore like all of these manufacturing jobs that i guess would have been a pretty available in nineteen seventy four nineteen seventy five but We have in the novel. Proper been showing up. He's he sort of made his name as this novelist in. He's come back to salem slot to revisit his childhood trauma and use that to write a book now..
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"And i think again like you said a minute ago. I think that starts accounting for some of the things that get a little bit more loose in his later work So i guess just to just to start out do we want to do the sentence summary. Sure all right gretchen. I'm strong. I'm getting ready. Okay all right. I did the last one. So this one's for you cameron okay. Five cents salems. Lot is a small town in maine with a dark history. That's my first okay. Earlier than the novel. A gangster there with his wife did all kinds of bad things in then later in the nineteen fifties. A young boy named ben mears went to the house. Where the mobster gangster lived where comma where the gangster had died some years earlier close parentheses and went to the top of the stairs and saw his ghostly form. Okay that's two sentences. This is getting hard years later. Been mears the town now. A famous writer and decides to begin writing a novel to work through his feelings about that experience. He has a child there. Lots of kooky characters live in the town of sale of lot. Many of them have dark secrets. But generally they're nice main folk okay. This is four sentences. We gotta make this last one count. I vampire show up in ruin the whole thing. I mean yeah. basically. I know it's been a lotta that summary talking about one guy one thing but that really is kind of the book. The book is one. We are presented with a character who has a very particular kind of goal. He goes to salem slot jerk accomplish that goal. He meets a whole bunch of people. There's a big cast of characters said earlier but ultimately he started you one thing and then about halfway through the novel you realize. Oh there's vampires here And then it becomes a vampire novel and they they run into those main bars. Yeah and you mentioned earlier..
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"So i mean but i think it's a lot more polished i think that You know i don't. You're the one who does the research on the writing of these books. Michael you're the one who goes and checks things out. But i wonder how much of an editorial hand was had in this book. I feel quite lot in the same way that the indus carry was editorial maneuvered. But i think for the better. I think that this has as much stephen king voice to it but has a lot of different parts that we are going to see. Show up in king again. I mean this is a real solidification of the stephen king voice as rider and it's also worth noting that while carey was a very lean inefficient novel like two hundred pages thereabouts My paperback of salem slot ones Six hundred fifty pages so considerably longer. And you say that. Like so sadly what i just i. I've got I mean don't get. Don't get to embarrassed to impress here. Michael but i have the collector's edition. Who is that the one deal associations No no it is sadly there's one little stations there is no. It's not but it has like an introduction by clive barker which did not read. I don't know if that is in every version of the book. Now it's up but it's like a big. It's a whole book and it's a at about four hundred pages kind of the same size as the other ones so a like the same dimensions as my version of carrie. So roughly double the length if you know if you don't have the same versions as we do like it's worth noting also that king I think in his little de katori. Maybe it's at the beginning I'm flipping through this now quick. I can't find it but he mentions it as a big book. I think it isn't his acknowledgments right. He says there's a lot of help that goes into writing a big book as he calls it. And this is king's kind of first big book that is also as as you said. I think Had some editorial intervention in his therefore not is stymied by some of the things that i think bogged down his later big books but we will talk about that in the future This is all to say that salems light in. It's really good like this novel is great like i love it. It's really good across the board. I think like every part of it is good. Now that doesn't mean that this is a book above reproach or critique. We will get there. I promise you because there's a lot of there's a lot of like one thousand nine hundred seventy stephen king. Yeah well i mean. In the same way that kerry like we talked about the things in carey that worked. That worked really really well. And then the things that are kind of worth taking a second look at And i think you know. I think that's going to be a thing that we do throughout this show is talking about what works in a novel and what doesn't and Being able to appreciate the things that we appreciate a while acknowledging the things that stink really really stink And you know there's some of that in here too. But i think it's really interesting so i think you're not had had a conversation maybe at the end of the last episode or or some time in the in the intermediary period here Or this this has historically been one of my favorite stephen king novels and reading at this time actually cooled on it a little bit and i don't i don't quite know why maybe we can..
"lot y." Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things as a podcast for the books stephen king in publication order. These are largely horror novels and often deal with complicated and disturbing topics. This episode is on the nineteen seventy five novel salems lot and has content warnings for substance abuse including alcoholism motive accidents and death misogyny domestic and child abuse including infant abuse. Animal death able ism. Oddly trauman mutilation and homophobia and gay panic audi neighbors and welcome back to just king things the show where we read the works of stephen king in publication order. I'm your host. Michael and with me is my co host cameron gross sucking your blood. Michael isn't that a it. Gross noise it is a gross noise. It's very very gross Well i was a you know. That's why i was thinking about because there's someone in this novel eight. I don't wanna spoil it for anybody but there's vampires in this bad boy and somewhat says They're hearing vampire stuff. going on. You know hashtag empire stuff and they say in vin. They could hear the sucking how much that you know. Scare them or whatnot and i just thought in my head. Probably while i was reading the book made the noise out loud. I was just like i had the exact same reaction to that line. Or it's like if this were real right. This would be scary but the problem is in fiction in writing. The words sucking is just very funny. I'll stop doing that. Okay well we're talking today. About stephen king's second novel salems lot from nineteen seventy five. This came out what this is the year after kerry yes the year after which is pretty good turnaround. Time virgo turnaround time and probably well. I don't wanna get ahead of ourselves here. But probably the strongest one two punch in his entire career. It is a very strong one two punch. It is like just thinking about like this. Carry people listen to the last episode. This last episode. Go check that out but we. We enjoyed that. That is a. I think you call it like a like an efficient machine. It's real action is a thriller one hundred percent in this book. I wanted to talk about genre with you at some point during this this episode. I'm sure we'll get there because it also has qualities of a thriller has qualities of a crime procedural through a big chunk of it but ultimately it turns into her becomes or or maybe in the rear view mirror. Now we call it a horror novel But it really is playing with a whole lot of different feelings and affects and like ways of engaging with the book in the same way that kerry did..