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Bill & Ted Face the Music Review
"One, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, we met bill s Preston and Ted Theodore Logan in the movie bill and Ted's excellent adventure they returned in bill and Ted's bogus journey in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety one, and now almost thirty years later they're back in bill and Ted's face the music Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as well. Bill and Ted respectively, and this time they'll need not just their triumphant man to save the world but also their daughters I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes we're talking about bill and Ted face the music on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR here with me and Steven from his home studio is plan Weldon of NPR's arts desk. Linda and also with us from his home in Washington DC, we have JC Howard who is a producer of NPR's Ted Radio Hour and how I built this I. J. C.. Good to have you back good to have you back. So if you are all not familiar, there's not a lot setup that you need or these films except to say that Bill and Ted were introduced to us as teenage bro Friends who had a band and just wanted to have a triumphant band when they were older and eventually they got sucked into time travel and picking up different historical figures, and later we're going to try to save the world and there was. A whole story where they were going to ultimately right a great and triumphant song it's it is a surprisingly complex canonical story of which you need to know practically nothing in order to enjoy I think these films Stephen now that I have thoroughly set the table kind of what is your attachment to bill and Ted these movies. If you have one, well, I've seen bill and Ted's excellent adventure. A BUNCH OF TIMES I've seen bill and Ted's bogus journey a couple times. These are movies that have kind of existed on the wind for the last thirty years. I re watched these movies within the last five years I. Think I talked about the. What's making me happy on this show but still kind of needed to go back to be reminded of what happens in them going into this movie I mean this movie is coasting on goodwill. There is a certain amount of fan service going on here. I mean I'm not sure how many people were clamoring to revisit these characters almost thirty years later but at the same time. Something really really smart happens in this movie and you can tell before you even start watching it, and that is that it is ninety three minutes long all three of these movies are about ninety minutes long and I think they understand that that is the perfect lengthier. There is a certain amount of sequel bloat here. The first two movies are incredibly Chintzy. The stakes in the first one are no greater than maybe Ted we'll get sent to military school and you're there's like the entire fabric of space time can be ripped apart. This is a very shaggy movie. I. Think there are stretches where it sags but. I do appreciate the number of updates. You don't have the gay panic stuff that really dragged down the earlier movies are no gay slurs in this movie. This movie bothers to give its female characters a little bit more agency the women who become their wives barely have any part to play in the other movies, and here you get more of that you get their daughters who are given kind of their own subplot. So I appreciate that it's not just rattling around with these two dudes who are now middle aged, but they're taking an interest in people outside of just bill. Yeah and you do get their daughters. The structure of this one is kind of that they go on one journey through time and their daughters meanwhile who are played by Samara weaving and bridget lending pain go off and tried to get a band together for their DADS to play with on this epoch song that's supposed to save the world. So you kind of have the one journey going on the other journey going on then naturally in the third act it all comes together and I did like those two performances from the daughter's there are also some kind of new faces in this one kristen Schall plays Kelly who is The daughter of Rufus who was the George Carlin character in the original JC it feels to me like you are too young to have a moustache attachment to these movies but I have been assured that that is not the case because television. Yeah. That's exactly right. I was actually super excited to hear this movie was happening and I'm going to show my age a little bit and say that I was born pretty close to the release of the First Bill and Ted Movie of Bill and Ted's excellent adventure. So my first encounter with these guys was as as they say a most impressionable youth. And I was one of what I can only assume are millions of kids who watch bill and Ted's excellent adventure every time it ran on cable TV. The thing about the first movie is the problem that they needed to solve was very simple. Billon Tade just needed a good grade right granted the solution to that problem was a little larger than life and included doctor who like time travel home box and all but the problem itself was simple. The second movie bogus journey was certainly a little nuttier. It had killer robots and aliens and the grim reaper. Didn't feel like it hit quite the right notes for me. No Pun intended. So win a third film was confirmed. The main question I had was like, what are they going to do? Are they going to try to recreate the success of the original and go back to simple run of the mill time travel Orlean into the bizarre and crazy and from just the trailer? It was clear that they weren't going to just lean into the bizarre, but they were diving in head first. But I think what separated this one from the nineteen ninety one sequel is that it has a lot more heart. The original movie was really about the friendship of bill and Ted and saving that they didn't seem to care as much about saving the future as much as they wanted to just make sure that bill and Ted could still just be friends. So it had this kind of surprisingly earnest quality and I think that was what was missing in the second film in this third one for all of its bizarreness in all of its doubling down on death in heaven and hell, and all these kinds of weird things. It really reignites the idea that there are friendships and. Relationships here that are worth saving. Yeah I think you're absolutely right that they go back to the relationship between those two guys being the center of the story and I. Think it's really funny. One of the things that I think is featured in some of the the trailer stuff but they are both married they both have you know lovely wives that you have met before since they got them from the past and they have relationships with their wives that are completely enmeshed with their relationship with each other. So they can't conceive of having individual marriages that aren't some. Like a four person marriage I thought that stuff was sort of funny because I think one of the things that carries over like if you're going to take these guys in age them thirty years you have to either assume that at some point they became more normal, which is a weird thing to assume about bill and Ted. Or you have to assume that they are still very bill and Ted, which would mean that they are still kind of very fixated on this idea that they are a duo and they are always together and they are each other's right hand Glenn you had indicated on twitter that. You perhaps did not have the same nostalgia for these characters that perhaps I have and others may have what is your take care? All right. The ticker about to hear from me Linda Holmes is going to be a subjective it's rigorous. It's clear eyed it is on demand by the gauzy scream nostalgia because unlike all y'all I never saw these movies until this week just to prepare for the show and I didn't see him for very simple reason I didn't have to I. Mean I was a junior in college nineteen, eighty, nine I was studying marine biology. I was dating a string of profoundly unfulfilled women and. Being. On a college campus and eighty nine and not here boobs heinous strange things are afoot at the circle k just over and over and over. So I felt like I got it. And think about the time late eighties early nineties mainstream. American. Comedy was kind of stuck in this catchphrase based mode and I was like, okay. I don't need to see this while I've seen them all now and I'm here to tell you. Sure I guess that's your thing. I like the Guy Listeners of the leads I. think that's the appeal here but left only once an excellent adventure. It's a visual gag that gets tossed off. It's a Freud at a mall holding a corn dog and it's like, okay, fine. You got me I mean it's low hanging fruit, but you got. And in face the music this new film shore on Paper Samara, Weaving Kristen Schaal Holland freaking Taylor they are gunning for me they are coming. But ultimately didn't stick. It's not supposed to. That's not what it's for. It just evaporates on contact with the eyeballs and maybe that's exactly what the world needs. Right now is dumb sweep dumb but I
Entertainment Companies Express Solidarity With Black Lives Matter
"Log into your Netflix account and you will see a new category this week the black lives matter collection Amazon prime and HBO are also featuring black TV and film making at the same time HBO Max has pulled from its library the classic film gone with the wind until it can give audiences context on the movie on how it romanticizes slavery in the south during the civil war now all these entertainment companies and plenty more have expressed solidarity with black lives matter and they're highlighting a lot of good shows also some not so good shows for some guidance I want to bring in NPR's pop culture critic Linda Holmes Highlander hi and our TV critic Eric deggans Herrick Hey let's start with one movie that had shot to a lot of people's viewing here is it just the help from twenty eleven and then came this huge backlash Linda I'm gonna throw this to you first because I know you just wrote a column about the movie and and some of the problematic elements that prompted this backlash yeah the help is a film about black maids in Mississippi in nineteen sixty three but it sees their story very much through the eyes and the experiences of a young white woman played by Emma stone who decides to write a book about them and it's very much about her as the person who saves them and help them out that's a classic Hollywood trope of the white savior and you know file a Davis who plays able in one of the maids has talked about this herself and said she regrets doing the film because of that focus on the white character rather than on the maids huh to the point about problematic elements of of some of the show's Erica each item will be honest and say I grew up watching and loving gone with the wind I imagine there are a lot of people out there thinking of a TV show or film that they have loved and thinking there's actually some pretty problematic characters and storylines and there it is a critic how do you think about this one of the things I always recommend is paying attention to how characters of color are treated by the story line are they fully realized characters with their own goals with their own values or are they constantly sacrificing themselves in order to aid a white protagonist I think that Linda makes a great point in her column where she talks about how the black maids and they help are constantly risking their jobs and their lives to help this white protagonists who just wants to like write a book about them and and and the question is always you know what are black characters are characters of color are doing for themselves do they seem like a collection of stereotypes or do they seem like authentic people who may have flaws are they like there to move the story along what do they really have agency and finally with gone with the wind you know what idolizes the antebellum south and it idolizes the south that was enslaving black people you know what what is the story ultimately saying is good and what is it saying that's negative and does that really line up with your values as if you were you have to constantly ask yourself these things Linda to Eric's point about that we should be aware as we watch black characters on screen are they authentic characters are they fully realized characters what are some things you would recommend viewers look for well I what I want to say first that I think if you're a white person like I am who who is trying to kind of do better and understand better what you watch is always going to be just a compliment to whatever real work you're doing watching a movie is not enough of course and that's why in a lot of ways what I recommend to people and I hope people do it's just change persistently consistently durably change the mix of creative voices that you are listening to and that you are giving your eyeballs too and not only when they are specifically addressing race so you know watch makayla Cole's new HBO show which is called I may destroy you if you're looking for something that's new if you want to go a little older and a little more mellow one of my favorite romances as the two thousand found love in basketball it matters a lot just what you're putting into your own eyes as far as representations of people I think it can be really hard to undo repeated exposures to something with conscious explanations of it I I I would push back against one element of that and say that I do think that one reason why people may have felt more comfortable voting for a black man to be president is because we saw a black man as president on both the hit TV show twenty four and the popular movie deep impact and so I do think that what we allow characters of color to do in film and TV shows expands our idea of what we may accept people of color doing in real life Linda give us a recommendation or to Eric did you want to weigh in here what what would do you recommend that people watch if we are trying to
"linda holmes" Discussed on Staying In with Emily & Kumail
"To say I mean. I think I think that any time. It's it's unfair to say but I think anytime you have any show that exists in a very like dude dominated industry. It's really hard for fully kind of complicated women to continue to exist I don't know I have. I don't know exactly what happened. I think some with certain sitcoms with certain characters certain characters expand certain characters contract and deaths. Just what happens? Like they'll find certain characters. Start off in a box. And they'll expand the box and give them more stuff to do and then certain characters day just sort of go back to whatever. The formula is that they thought worked once and so they doubleday double down on. That's definitely I think that's part of one APP. I've seen a lot of cheers. I should say at my grandmother's house when my grandmother would babysit us. I've seen cheers. I just there's something about it. It's not it's not for you and that's I should accept that and that should be part of what this intervention has Linden. I have called this intervention for you know. Linda's I don't know if you've been watching. I watched all of the Americans by myself. You can watch us. I wanted to watch the Americans too. You wasn't around we've been did you not watch. Do you. Not Watch the amount now. He thought I have not seen any of it. Yeah it's so good. And even I watched the Americans cut and we just watched a movie a movie with Noah Emmerich and it last night and I was like. Oh He's been grow al forever. He has been always yeah. Yeah we've been watching old episodes in the same sort of vein. We've been watching Seinfeld a lot. Yeah you don't like Seinfeld not particularly novice regularly. Okay I feel like cheers and Seinfeld are sort of very different shows because one is pretty character and relationship based in one is pretty cynical right and I also think like I just got to the point. Where Seinfeld the same point that I felt like sex in the city. Got to where it was like every episode was. Let's see if we can make a catchphrase. This is that's fine. You're actually not run. I love Seinfeld. I've never seen a sex in the city at like. I've seen maybe one episode. I've seen that one episode several times. Somehow I don't know how that happens name. Yeah I've seen I watched an episode and then a couple of years later it was on and I was like all right. I watched that one. I thought it was fine. A watch seems familiar. I started watching it and I was like wait. This is the one I saw like five years ago and my head. There's only one episode of sex in the city and mind someone. She's dating Livingston and he shows up on a motorcycle and she doesn't WanNa ride it. That's all I got. Oh yeah that's all I got one I know wont seen all of it. I've seen some of that that show but not all of it. Which one have you seen? How does one where it's gonNA sound gross but there's something whereas something glazed donut and lingus? That's doesn't got canal sticky situation trump really as I was watching it. I was like wait. Another donut plotline. That's going to happen. It's all the same donut for whatever reason bought all of season. One of cholera explains at all. Which is a nickelodeon show from the mid nineties that I was maybe slightly too old for but watched anyway. It's not that good but she's pretty good. Melissa Joan Hart plays Clarisa and she's like a corgi narrative. Sabrina the teenage witch. In fact. Not The new Sabrina but the Old Sabrina. I know what else? What else are you watching Linda? So the less the more kind of like this more in the Explains at all vein I have also been watching quite a bit of the run of the nanny holding up. I mean not amazingly but I don't I don't know why but some somehow it just became like it's one of those things if you have one of these Services like Youtube. Tv or Hulu or whatever it some of them give you like infinite Dvr so you can just build up episodes of things that run on like obscure cable channels and so it'll just save them forever for you. So I started saving up the nanny for some reason and I wound up. Just it's just one of those things where if I need something completely unrelated to anything I would ever think about a normal life. I watch old episodes of the nanny. People were starting great fashion. You Got Stock. Up On bean's you've gotta stop lentils you got to stock up on the nanny and gets rid true so it's a good fashion show Excellent fashion yes. She's a she was a real A real fashionably specific kind of person very brightly bright colors Like geometric prints love it. I feel various vic strangely ninety. I feel like suzy. S Men and curb is kind of her spiritual successor and she is a very bright loud dresser and it's never address number talked about she just shows up and bonkers clothes all the time. It's kind of that's a thing I like about that show. I think that's I think that's fair and I would also put in a vote for I would also put in a vote for old seasons of top chef or survivor or America's next top model. I Know Emily yes very much so I I re watch it all the time often. When I'm working out that'll be like the thing that I just have on and good Lord. It's comfortable to get one. It's it feels nice somehow. Capture start over from the beginning. America's next top model or was that project runway. Which one will you watching from the beginning of March programming from the beginning? But you can only start with like nine. They don't have the rest of them. You can't you can't buy them. You can't buy Cristiano season. Which would be the one. I WOULD WANNA watch the most because it was like nobody else should have even been on the show like it was. He was running circles around all of them The entire time. And you can't find that anywhere you can't buy it you can't it's nowhere. Yeah it's true. It's true real bummer. Yeah we've been nannies. One of those forgotton hit like a big show. But you don't hear about very much. Isn't she on a show right now? I am sure. I think she's on Davis. Show right now I think so but I mean like the show I got you. I remember. I've never seen a single episode of that. I don't think I have either now that I think about it. Yeah foot there. There used to be a lot more of those like hits that were like A ton of people watch them but like nobody talked about them really like they were just things that people watched and liked but they weren't kind of cultural conversation types of things and I think she was. That show was probably like that and it was pre- twitter. So how did we know anybody was doing anything? You know exactly exactly black boats. It's you're like It's your like scarecrow and Mrs King type of show. Yeah you know I forgot how I mean. Yeah well there. Was this whole run of late. Eighties and Nineties Lake. A man and a woman solve crime our party or our spies or whatever. Yeah no absolutely So yeah lots of lots of those kinds of things and also I should mention I have used the period this period of isolation in the weird to catch up up finally on Shits Creek which I hadn't watched so I also recommend that if you have an I'm I'm a season and a half away from the end. I'm trying to take my time a little bit but man what a great show. This is a great show. He's somehow very good at being vulnerable. Po also extremely caustic which is a tough combination. I don't know anybody else that can really pull it off as well as can love that show. I was delighted to hear I was delighted to hear that you guys enjoyed portrait of a lady on fire. Somebody so kind I honestly it made me WanNa revisit all my because there are so few movies to sort of get you like that you know and for me all to be even even the movies I love love. Love does a specific genre of movie. Romance Movies Rom coms or romance movies that that can really get me like that and it was that it was before sunset. There aren't that many of those you know. And then of course there was nightingale in four weddings and a funeral I've heard that you enjoy those data. Yeah 'cause portrait of a lady on fires on Hulu parasites on Hulu now. That's right Yeah if you've not gotten in there get in. They're very different tastes. That are both great. Get in there and then I realize today that it's been too long since I watched Ocean's eleven and I'll probably watch actions eleven again soon. I watched that love really recently. That's the first one. That's the first one. Yeah Yeah it's it's pretty damn good. It's pretty damn. I watched the second half of it because you were watching it. I walked us. Yeah very good. That is a very good on sombor. Movie Movie Stars being movie stars hanging out. I don't like the Ocean's twelve or something. Where is that the one with Julia Roberts? She's the first one to. She's an ocean's eleven. Is that the one real prize one where someone looks like. She looks like Julia. Roberts is that not in the first night. That's that's not the first one. I think that's the second one you did not have. That really upset me. I was like I'm doing don't do that. I found it very. It's a step too cute. It's definitely a step to thank you so much for talking to US Linda. This is great. I am always happy to talk to you guys. I really really appreciate your show. Because it's it's one of the fun things. One of the few things and again apologize for recording the first word. That was first five minutes. It's for us for the three three of US laptop lowest. Nobody's ever going to note that we that we can figure out whether Vicky wrist was Vicky Jones or Sherry Louis or view. Ricky link link was good time while talking Linda. Take care of yourself at.
Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' brings the reality dating show into 2020
"Netflix plan to take over television has extended to dating shows for a while. But perhaps they've never made one so weird so baffling at so cringe. Inducing Lee embarrassing for everyone involved as love is blind and you probably know someone who's watching it then what the show insists on calling an experiment. Couple sit in separate cells that they call pods where they can hear each other but not see each other and once they've had a conversation or two if they're getting along they get engaged and only then do they meet will any of them. Make it to the altar. I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking about the NETFLIX series. Love is blind on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR joining me and Steven from NPR. West is one of our most treasured friends. Who the record should show. We did not force to watch. Love is blind Sam Sanders the host of. It's been a minute. Hello Sam I would. A page ought to be on this show. We should also point out that Y'All can't see me in her. We're trying to figure out whether we can possibly have a meaningful conversation county each other so before we get to deeply into it. The basic idea of this show is that you start with some men and some women they all sit and if you think of them as little tiny prison cells with furniture and painted walls they are separated by a wall that they can't see through but they can hear through so it's basically like having a conversation with someone in two adjoining phone booths. And so they talk to each other and then if they like each other enough to get engaged without ever having met or spoken to a non television based situation they move out of those pods and they go on vacation and live together and see if they really really want to get married they all have to have a wedding and go up to the altar. And then when you're up there you have to decide. Are you going to say yes? Are you going to say now? Dump you forever Steven. You're a viewer of trashy television. Way Back leaving. Some fairly trashy dating shows enough that I can peg this show as a combination of the bachelor married by America and Mr Personality hosted by Monica Lewinsky. Boy Cut. What did you think of this one? You know the first episodes I struggled a little bit. I found it very stressful. It's got some of that kind of falsely generated conflict. It's a dating show. I've kind of weaned myself off of the Bachelor Bachelorette for kind of ethical reasons as much as anything and getting back into a dating show. Took me a couple episodes. At which point I could not stop watching it. The instruction going in with Stephen. I know you're very busy right now. Even just watch three or four. I've watched all ten and burned through them. Basically in one sitting one of the things that makes this show. So Benjamin is that it's on Netflix. So there are among other things no commercials and no reason to break into the show and say begun. And then I'll come up the senior about to see and then you come out of commercials. Here's a recap of what you saw. Before the commercial break with the bachelor going back but he's Ryerson on streaming services edited versions of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette where they cut that crap out and then each episode will be like twenty six minutes long. So this doesn't have that but it's centered on this ludicrous false choice between getting married or never seeing each other again. Which is down like they're not allowed to subvert the show in any way they're not allowed to say like f you were dating. There's sort of forced to do one or the other and they. They all seem to buy into this experiment in a way. That is very silly but at the same time it is a weirdly intoxicating show that I ultimately enormously enjoyed even though it's very very stupid. Yeah I basically agree with that. Take Sam a hit me. What did you think? Oh Man so. There are two big reasons. I love this show one for what it says about net flix and to for what it says about what we normally do. And don't say about love one. This really shows that like in spite of trying to be the place for Prestige Film. Net flicks is actually really good at reality. Tv You'll recall. Cheer you'll recall tied in with Marie Condo more queer eye or nailed it or next and fashion or the glass blow reality show followed by the circle and now this. They're making really good addictive reality. Tv and that's for several reasons. You know some of Stephen pointed out. They don't have to commercial breaks thing. Let these stories flow and organic and then in many ways they are not overproducing this stuff when I compare What's going on with. Love is blind to like the bachelor. There seems to be less direct manipulation by the producers. They'll be plotlines in the bachelor of where the had the couple go to a country music concert but wait turns out the country. Music singer is one of their excess craziness. Ensues you see the last of that with the blind makes it feel more earnest. Even though still fake I know I know right at the very least. They're better at hiding it. It doesn't feel conspicuous. Whatever manipulation there is and you know they're certainly is like we're all going to happen to meet up with my parents and I. It does become kind of something that you know is is staged in some of the same ways but I do agree that they're better at making it feel like something that could happen in a real person's life. Yeah so that's the first thing like this to me is evidence that whether they like it or not. Netflix is now better at reality. Tv then movies and with that the second thing it says to me is the things we do or do not talk about publicly when it comes to courtship. I think this show is really brave and having these people who are strangers very early on in their quote unquote relationships talk about race. Talk about physical appearance. Talk about money. One of the couples has to deal with the fact that one is black and one white. And they discuss it. The entire time very openly and candidly and responsibly. Another couple Barnett. And what's her name? Maria she's flat broke in one episode. She says to him my credits crap. I don't always have a job a few months ago. I was Outta my car. What you think about that. You would never see that on the bachelor you would. And most couples don't talk about that until it's too late so to see. That disgust candidly on this show. I find it kind of refreshing. Well it's one of those things where it's both early and too late because on the one hand only known each other for a couple of weeks but on the other hand there are already engaged so I agree that there's that funny. There's this funny conversation between a SAM mentioned Barnett. And amber where? It's not just that she's saying like I'm broke or whatever and he asks her. How many days a week she works and she says as many as I feel like she says I work to live. I don't live to work. Which is one of those things red flag that could be as you said. There's such a fine line between my queen and I know the same way about folks to say that as folks who say. I don't do drama. It's like Oh no. You don't drama. Well right actually do drama. You sort of have to theoretically talk about those things but you have none of the history that might make talking about those things in some ways both easier and harder. But you have to do it anyway. The part that I found most jarring to tell you the truth was like the very first time someone in this show says I love you. I almost crawled out of my skin of so weird so weird. The other thing I think is amazing about it is the people keep saying this is crazy and I keep wanting to say yes. It is run. Are we nuts? Yes in like that is what makes me. What's become the saddest story line in this show? And this is the story of Mark in Jessica. They have a great emotional connection. But Jessica doesn't think that mark is physically her type. He's not tall enough not Nordic enough not blonde enough not white enough and that becomes clear very early on and she never just says that he's also ten years younger than she is and exactly former relationship. Where if it were a family pet you would phen. Is it out of mercy? Twenty hours before this show.
"linda holmes" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"She has a mazing taste and TV and movies. And she loves to talk about it. But Linda's I love was always writing, she just released her debut novel. It's called Evie Drake starts over Linda could've mailed it in turned in something about a great TV show or a band. You've never heard of, but she didn't. It's a book about love and loss. And the power of starting over with a little bit of baseball, thrown in, and really, it's about what Linda knows best a good story. Linda Holmes, thanks for coming back to balls. I absolutely. I Jesse it's nice to see you. It's always good to see you, buddy. So I know from being a public radio host that sometimes like a literary agent will Email you because literary agents just read the New York Times, and listen to NPR all day. And I, I you know, I've never had a book idea to sell or anything, but I just imagine an Email where literary agent, emailed, you and said, I would love to work on a book with you. And, and they just assumed that the book would be one hundred things that are making us happy this week. Right. That's exactly right. I think I, I was very, very fortunate that I had heard from a number of agents over the years, all of them were very nice. And, you know, when I the ones I reached out to were receptive to the idea of, of a novel. It just wasn't what they had had in mind. And the agent I wound up going with was not one of those people, it was somebody who had been recommended to me by a couple of people in book world who I know who had kinda sad. I think she might be really perfect for you. And she followed me on Twitter. And so I said, well, she must vaguely know who I am. She follows me on Twitter, so I just said to her can I send you this, and she said, yes? And she became my agent. Did you alw-? Always intend to read a novel intend is a funny word hope want absolutely my entire life as long as I can remember. Oh, really your entire life. So I was going to say because you were not a writer before you were a writer you kinda fell backwards into writing. That's right. I mean I so when I was a little kid, I totally wanted to write a novel fiction all that stuff. I wrote stories when I was a little little kid, and then I wrote stories through high school. And then I went to overland where in order to take creative, writing you had to submit samples of your work to professors, and I was much too nervous to do that. So I just didn't do it. And so I just never pursued it officially after that. But I kept I always had, you know, ten pages of one thing in ten pages of another thing. And I would just sit down and pick away at stuff, but I never really did anything seriously in the direction of novel writing until this. Can we talk a little bit about how you became a writer? Yes. Absolutely. So I used to be a lawyer. I wanted to go to law school. I went to law school because I love arguing, and I don't mean that in the sense of like the back and forth argument clinic, kind of way. But in the just making a good argument is a thing that I find incredibly pleasurable and I love understanding the logic of how things get together. And I had studied a bunch of supreme court cases in college and thought was those were very compelling pieces of history to me. So I started to get interested in that I went to law school because I really didn't know what I wanted to do after college, and it seemed like something that I would enjoy. And so I went and I studied law, which I enjoyed I did love writing about law. I loved the as I said, the internal logic of it. I loved trying to solve the puzzles of it. I became a legislative attorney, I was never like a trial attorney as number like an objection that kind of attorney, I was alleged whites which I've I was a little over. A big wig. I, I, I was a legislative lawyer..
"linda holmes" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"They weren't say, why aren't no credit down heirs bumpy road data bumpier and they made it illegal right turn elite, which is turn much more difficult. To make an illegal right turn. Mostly. You're usually you're good to go. Yeah, usually quite leave like that. Right. But it's Canada. Everything's a little backwards maybe after maybe not allowed to make it on a red. Is that possible? Then they got themselves a shadow car. I that I didn't understand. It sounded like they were saying there was a car in between so they didn't know they were being followed. I've no idea if that's correct shadow car operators, please. I would have. I would have to ask Jack Reacher. Yeah, I feel person who would know the only person I know who would know what a shadow car is possibly Mark Jackson. Yeah. I gave you a restaurant, a great restaurant recommendations. So you know, you never know about Mark Jackson. Maybe he knows what a shadow car is. I don't know. I know what a shadow Stevens is. Yeah. Yeah. But in the end they got the phone back and there's a Khuda gross. They took fucking selfish within these. Those only some of their wheat. The weed in the phone somehow we're state. Was it as part of a little case or something? Are you still smoking analog weed? Yeah, like a fucking chump. Oh. All right. Go ahead. All my weeds. Blockchain. Now, go ahead, Linda, I got the impression that they broke into the car or they were. Mate's stole the phone and a bit of the weeds still the phone, but only some of the weed that was my reading. I was my reading. It was a tag team call that the handled very well. They were both audible. Yeah, great, great, great. Give and take Colin response. They told us they loved us just means a lot to me just because I had kind of distant sort of troubled relationship with my parents. Sure. Yeah. Cannot miss Canadians, tell you, they love, you know, intellectually that they love me, but they're just certain things stand. Kind of feeling of comfort. Your parents almost never tell you they wearing your shirt. And my parents stole all of my, we've. Come on. Buck in narc God. My parents are such total dark stewed such fucking Satan. ARC's hate knocks to hate Knox. I sure. By the way, Linda, and I just just got into Breitbart. No. Well, anyway, I'm not on this show any book. Do another podcast..
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"I'll see you help, but I'm gonna look good before I get there. I'm one of those cool guys who use Napster to download the promo only waiting for guffman. That popstar Blu-ray people, high def as the filmmaker intended deleted. See, and can I tell you the Larry and I tell you something about ratchet take some calls here, but you can I tell you something about my relationship with for government. You know, you wouldn't think that this would be the thing that is I return to again, and again in my mind and heart like you'd think that I would return constantly to depart with the flames. Keep poking you poke poke or like one of the other. I think about when place starting at narrator goes, be big, choosing. I think about that once grace. To me. I could watch that. I could watch that midnight at the oasis. Oh, yeah. Number a distressing number of time. You have to say that when Catherine O'Hara was on bullseye few years ago, that was like one of the rare occasions where somebody comes on bull's eye, and I am both like I partly intimidated, but also just like scared because what if something went wrong and it ruined my like completely blind devotion to an admiration for Katherine air. Like as far as I'm concerned, Catherine O'Hara is a perfect human being. So like if anything went wrong, it would all come crashing down. And usually I don't feel that way. Usually when I when even really like persons, I really love and admire whatever you know, like we just had Randy Newman on bullseye. Couldn't admire anybody more than rainy new in. But I felt like raining and he's just a guy, you know, I've interviewed enough people know everybody's just a guy Cameron O'Hare. I couldn't. Get there and then like better than I do. To just be yet the half of the hotel that I often wind up staying in fourteen is the Catherine O'Hara wing, no, but it's the oasis, oh, one of my friends and I, my buddy Eric Adams who worked for the club came, I sometimes when we are walking out of the out of the evening event in, I'm heading over to the oasis. We do a little. Oh, that sounds fun. Jordan dressing just in our lives. If you think that we only have fun here. Jordan Jesse go, you're mistaken because sometimes we're thinking about that part with a narrator of the play within the movie says, talks about beans. When something momentus happens to you, like you think back fondly to live from movie that you loved when you were sixteen then give us a call two zero six, nine, eight, four, four fun is the telephone number..
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"You can find the Email link if you'd like to advertise on Jordan. Jesse go Jordan. I will also be making a public appearance this coming week. Let's hear about that. Well, you're nez you know, I'm the proprietor of the put this on shop vac, Linda, I believe you you've shopped with us on shop if you I haven't. It is a collection of bullshit. So it's very nice. Thank you. Very nice. If you if you like your, if you like your vintage and you like your kind of like slightly quirky, which I do distinctive, we might say, yeah, exactly. Then I would say, put this on, you know what I mean? Yeah. So we are that you anybody can shop put this on shop dot com, but we're going to be. Elling in Los Angeles on Saturday. So if anybody lives in LA you can stop by my friend Mike owns, oh great clothing brand called runabout goods. That's based in eagle rock, northeast LA, and he's having a big sale on Saturday from starting at nine o'clock in the morning, and you can find it there in eagle rock. It's going to be us. My colleague, Dan, from put this on, we'll be there all day and I'll be by as well. There's going to be, you know, vintage stuff, dollar records, new clothes. I think Mike's going to do like a sample sale on his stuff which is normally pricey. Stuff is very, very nice quality stuff. I've gone and bought it from him at full price there be any award pins. There will well. I mean, there may very well be award pans. They may very well be award cups. We have this supply of award cups that actually I think I might have bought from Mike originally, but like all these like pewter award cups from maybe the fifties like you would win in a hot rod race like we had so many of. Them they're substantially gone, but I think we've got a few left. So yeah, stop by runabout goods in eagle rock on Saturday. That's Saturday, August eleventh, and we'll be there and you can come in stop by and say, hi, and you know, we'll hook you up. Say you heard about Jordan Yesica we'll hook you up. We'll get. We'll get you all set. Well, we back in just a second on Jordan. Jessica. It's Jordan. Jesse. Jesse thorn America's radio sweetheart, Jordan Morris, boy, detective, Linda Holmes, terrible as we were not recording during the break. When we hosted a second. About how much we like comic actor Mark, Evan Jackson. He's handsome. He's got a real presence to him. He's great in a deleted scene for popstar. Got the pop star Blu Ray, which I do pop surp- Louise can watch the deleted scenes, your own. That's a good point. You're gonna want to own pop star to have in your home to not only laugh. And in hell, but also to enjoy the hilarious deleted scene featuring Marc Evan Jackson star is crazy genius. So funny. I was the fact that imagine laughing at a movie. Effect. I'm more of a box office. Yeah, that was so angry so much better than so anytime. No. Yeah, I think it anyway. Does it have a cult following yet? I feel like. Hurdle. Good pasta. Our fandom mentioned it on Twitter sometime. Enjoyed Twitter, Dr. Do it just say? Yeah, op star question, Mark, and everybody will think. Said that absolutely has is that guy who played the second lead in popstar the like antagonise. The other guy is that guy famous person. Now who are we talking about the guy who was like the other musician guy in there like rivals, oh, the guy who was the like odd future stand in. Yeah. No, I think he's on us and l.. He's funny, guy's fucking amazing because this guy I've never heard of before I forget the Larry SEM in a couple of the things he's great pop star rule. I'm ready to watch pastor again. I watched it and they theaters, I'm ready. I'm ready to go. Again, get that Blu Ray deleted scenes, like five songs that aren't needed and they all fucking rule. So good. The pop star deleted scenes, and I don't say this lightly. What I'm about to say is crazy. Fucking true. Yeah. The pop star deleted scenes are as good as the waiting for guffman deleted seat. This bolting river. And the monologue wear Okasha. What's her name? She's in all the harder Posey says, who's on top and on bottom now..
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"Pornography public, lay five nights a week. Hey, sports? Yeah. Yes, so so anyway, so Knicks bringing the keys over. He's got the kids with them and the kids they cannot have pets at their apartment, but the kids love cats. There's a lot of nice outdoor kitties in our area. I think the kids have had a very good experience with the outdoor katie's. So they were very excited. They've seen pictures of my cat and they were excited to meet her mcalinden that you give Christmas. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. I gave it to everyone including everyone at my Bank. So they were excited to meet the cat IRL. And I was kind of hopeful because bug is a very nice cat, and I think she even kind of wins over people who do not like cats because she's really nice, and I was really hoping she would. She would come out to shine and yeah, and really, you really turn on some of that patented bug magic. She did not. The kids were very loud grabbed her and she ran away. He was. Yeah. So, yeah, I think they were just very excited and you know, and I think they're very good kids. They're not being mean to her. They were not manhandling her in any way, but I think it was just peer, listen, bugging. I lead a very quiet life. A very quiet life. Sometimes I'll turn on mastodon when I'm doing the dishes about as exciting as a kit right around the house. So yeah, I think just listening to sun. No, sure. No. I like melodies a lot. I love melody drones necessary, no drones. So yeah, I think bug was just not used to that volume that kind of just child that child velocity and ran away in Histon. I was felt bad. Think bug knew how lovely looking Knicks children are how they look like Cadillac model? No, I don't. I don't. I think she was just I could've just been imitated by them. Yeah, could could be nothing Knicks not handsome score the you're not a good looking guy. Sure. Well, you know, sure. Yes..
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"This is not a regular floor. Yeah, just hated it. I'm about to be in a giant bath. Doc responds to rain or any other change in conditions of any kind? I'm not sure he would go in for that. He does not like anytime anytime conditions change. He's not sure how he feels about it. My dog, my older dog cocoa spent the first year maybe been more that she lived with us terrified of wind, and I'm not talking about wind shaking the windows or something like that. I'm just talking about if you were just walking her down the street, and there was a gentle gust of wind. He doesn't like wind. He doesn't like Wendy there. He, he gets the usually walk him around a particular block in the morning and in the evening, just a short walk. And he, we won't say what block it is, but they will block it is based in Washington. Say it's a block of Pennsylvania Avenue. So he there are two like when you go in, you know, two of the two of the sides of the block are in like the wind tunnel part. So on those two sides, he just does not like it at all. If it's Wendy, he's, he's freaking out the whole, especially if the winds in his face, he's not into that at all. He's just sort of man making faces Jordan. What's book afraid of well bug Mike Catt met some kids for the first time. Oh, wow. My bug met Nick, Adams's kids, Nick out and says, beautiful, beautiful children on are amazing children. Yeah. Well, mannered, yeah, they adjust their. So here's what's going on in dick Adams and I live really close to each other. We live like less than a mile away from each other and something that is going on in Los Angeles. That's neighbors. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. We're basically roommates so so the in our neighborhood, it is it's hot, no way you listen to podcasts, right? You've heard that. I gotta go to the grove and cool down. Gotta get cool down at the grove. There's no place cooler within a cheesecake factory. Yeah, got a kit. 'cause the cheesecakes after be cool. It's like in Andre three thousand song what's cooler than cool the cheesecake factory. Right. Exactly. Gotta keep it kicks from running. Yeah, people probably don't know that that's not in the radio edit down on the album version version the version. So yes, so so you know, it's hot in LA. People are running their heirs in our neighborhood is a lot of older houses. So just the power goes out four times a week just does. And for weird about of time, Nick and his family are on vacation, don't rub their house. They so Dick's like I need to bring you over my keys. So while we're gone, if the power goes out for a long time, you need to clean out are. And I was happy to do it. You know, I, I like it's nice to be asked Marquette neighbors. Jerry Debbie, took care of that for me last summer. No, you God bless them also, quite frankly, even the power doesn't go out. You can just go over and take all their food and then. But so, yeah, all the ice cream. Power went out, but it didn't affect the broccoli here. Yeah, the power went out and someone. I was going to the joke. I was about to bay someone ordered a lot of pay per view porn. Still exist. Doesn't know all the industries. I really pornography myself. Yeah, sure. Carved. Anyway, who wants to look at pornography in public under any circumstances. That's my question for America's barbershops, right? Although that's the game show idea..
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"Press Tari app. Some rest to our TC ching, which is six six month. Bakanov humane, no it as a hashtag commuted. Yes, sir. TV critic, Twitter does really, really go off and this is something where the television industry gets all of the critics in in television and internet. Critics, newspaper critics, television critics and gets them all in one room so they can report on the latest sports night development. Even reading my Twitter streaming now, is it coming back? No. Okay. I would. I will say the longer it goes on and they, they bring us press conferences about all different shows that are coming and sometimes returning shows and the longer drags on the Maury lose our minds and the more we do wander into into a random vacation. Such as yes, sports night brought up by Peter crowds though, so that was his own. That was his weight. Was there Sportsnight development that will? So Peter was on the panel for nine one one this show is supposed to be. This is like a procedural. That's completely insane, right? That's what with Peter Crozon factio totally nutsy. And he was asked about, like, you know, when you know that shows are going to be successful or not. And he said, well, the big sort of a big crap shoot. You never really know. I thought sports night would last a really long time and it didn't. And he mentioned like it would. It was kind of a casualty of the who wants to be a millionaire five nights a week experiment. And so. Those of us who really loved sports night word of mmediately like, oh my God. Now I'm angrier than ever. So there is, there are certain show sports night is one. There are others where among TV critics or TV fans in general, you will always find that that sub group of people who are happy to leap into action at the slightest provocation. I guess now that they're now that there has been a Gilmore girls, continuation new part thing. What is it has special name? I was gonna say reboot, but they start from the beginning. It was like a sequel. Yeah. Then now that there's been a new Gilmore girls thing, like what's left for television critics to talk about besides sports night. Well, it's it's true, and there are things that you know for a while. That people will keep their teeth in. You also have the issue of people like tweeting at you. Once they know that you're at press tour. Like there was somebody who couple days before the FOX sessions said, tweeted me and said, do you know in the FOX session start the day they're happening and the account was prison break. And it was a prison break fan account, and I didn't answer must admit because I didn't know. And then on the prison break day on the FOX day, there were, you know, we were. I was receiving a couple tweets. Can. Can you ask about prison? Break? Can can you ask, do you think they're gonna talk about prison break. Understood and I understand and you know, those are those are two nd in people who know that the FOX executives are currently right up there. Front critics. Somebody could theoretically mention Caroline in the city. You wouldn't be surprised. Hi, it's me typical. Learn. Her hand you. The problem is now that they have done things like bring Roseanne BAC and stuff like that. Every time they do something like that, it just encourages everybody. So you can no longer say to people, they're not going to do that. That sounds stupid because they brought back full house. So you can't. You can no longer convince people that anything is impossible. Although I will say the most convincing response to that that I have seen on Twitter is people saying, okay, reboot any black show. Because that would be welcome and has not really happened in the same way. But yeah, it's very hard to convince any talking about a Martin one for a little bit. Yes, I think they were. I've not heard anything about it. And while I do to do with the fact that Martin Lawrence was reportedly an abusive months to. No, no, that idea. But anyway, so it's hard to convince people that anything's impossible..
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"It looks like intentional. That's my goal is intention Alisher, but I needed a haircut before I went to my cabin for eight days. So now we're on like week four of my every two week haircut, and the intentionally drains out of it very quickly short to the point where now it just looks like I've, I've never seen a professional, a hair care professional. I don't think that's do you have? Do you have a plan to have a plan to hit the old barbershop? The BS I have three children. I can't remember when I get a haircut, listen, I, I don't have kids. I haven't been a kit for a while. Certainly never haven't talked to one recently. Some people say you've got the spirit of a grownup kid. That's true. Actually. Yes, sexually, because I get all my love making. I involve Gobert. Get ready for the Gobert. I'll say anyways. I can only engage in left making if there's a Ferrari Testarossa poster. Sure. Yeah. Right in a race used to be interest car bed. Yeah. Yes. So what was I? Oh, yes. I think I mean, if I know kids and I don't, yeah. They love to wait quietly in a barbershop while their dad's getting a haircut, but they can read. Playboy. Kids love playboy barbershops I think are sustaining the entire print softcore pornography industry. Ensure Laver shops have playboy. They have PLO. Yeah, that's like the main thing they have. I did not have Sports Illustrated, but it's basically just playboy and Sports Illustrated. There's not. You can't like you can't get, you know, like I, I went in there. I said, you have l. decor and they said, no, it's just people. I sure. We'll check out her l. decor semi, right? We got a couple of magazine office, ladies hair, cutting places tend to have the heavier people magazine, and you're like in style that and then they'll have an actual just magazine that's just haircuts. Oh, yeah. Haircut haircut. Well, we just have a poster of that. There's a, there's a poster on the wall that lists the twenty third, give me the third man. You'll say wait. Yeah, pretty much. Yeah. And wells by the way. It was funny responded to that anyway. Respond with little zither playing. Thank you. A lotta that are in that movie. Best movie. Yeah, the. You're the host of a pop culture podcast, the pop culture, happy hour from National Public Radio. Would you say that the third man is the best zither movie? Sure. Yeah. Yeah, sure. In my I think in in when you're talking about zither soundtracks, the third man or Sylvester Stallone's over the top. Yeah, in where I live in, where in in the neighbor, most of the neighborhoods I've lived in my wife, there's usually the poster which was drawn up in one thousand nine hundred fifty four and just features. Twelve different beaver cleaver. And then there are like one hour photo shop. It's also a magazine. Lever. Get a playboy. We've got a perfect head. Or you can read beaver cleaver. They'll also have photographs of like Latino, seven seventeen year olds with the same haircuts, but just so you can imagine it. If your imagination does not extend to altering the race of beaver cleaver, you can see how it would look with a very slightly skin tone. Those are the two things that are on the walls. There's no magazines. There's no there. There might be some dodgers bobbleheads. Did they bring a t. Where I get my haircut, they'll bring you some tea. Everything's kind of barbershops. I would imagine Jordan. You probably been to one of these kind of barbershops in your in your parameters of late. Sure through northeast Los Angeles where they will give you hard liquor. Yeah, I had a little dalliance with that sort of place that really had a moment, you know, five years ago? Yeah. The like man's man. Yeah, you know, reclaimed woods is when y'all we're going to shave with the brush and the. That's what we were going to do that we're going to keep this up. This will never become tiresome. This is the best way to do this. It's not please watch my video about it. Put this on dot com. Yeah..
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"It's so good to be back with you. Yes. I like I like our yearly tradition of you coming on the show when you're in town television critics association. That's true. And I was realizing I had a very different lovely experience last year because I did this with Jordan and and Danielle, but I've not actually sat down with the two of you guys since two thousand fifteen. So I feel much change changed in several deadpool. Guys just want to talk about Uber heroes are snarky. I have to cancel. Now on this this hair conversation, because Jesse, I think I did notice when I saw you that you had had a beard reduction. Oh, really? Yeah. Said jesse's had a beard production, and it made me think of a conversation I recently had with my friend, Stephen Thompson, who is on pop culture, happy hour with me, whereas his hair like roughly shoulder length, but is you know, is is, is a man in his forties and said to me what the color pretty debt. And recently said to me, I am well aware that I am in the transition from young Peter Frampton too old Peter v. So he's a liveable state between Frampton and he's he's mid Frampton, right? He's Frampton ING through a gradual, stay situations coming along. Alive as as Frampton wants did. Yeah. I think long hair on a man is a classic example of it takes a, it takes an amount of care and energy that many men. Even those with long hair are not willing to give it in order to not just look like you forgot the address of your barber. You know, like there's such a fine line between Brad early, Brad, Pitt and less flattering thing. Sure. Man who skateboards to work. Yeah, like rink. I think our friend, Jonathan Colton, he's a guy with a sometimes has longer hair. Yeah. And I always think I think Jonathan Colton will look handsome with longer hair until the day. I was gonna say think he will have. He will have lovely wavy longer hair forever. Stephen, Malcolm ass-. Yeah, gorgeous. Oh, no, not so much. I was j Mescus thinking of another post grunge j masks even Malcolm is his hair looks. I can't. I. I have no reference besides dinosaur, just say, say, say, dinosaur Jew, that's it. That's it. He had some solo albums, not as funny as the word chicks though it sure isn't sewer isn't when I go to the barber shop. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment share. It makes me feel as though I have connected with other residents of my neighborhood. It makes me it makes me feel like a member of a community, and it makes me feel like I've done something to take care of myself in the same way. That people talk about going to get a Manny petty or something like that. Like it's a, I have to go pretty regularly because my hair is very short. So it's like in every other week type situation ago, I parked my car. I dropped my kid off at school. I parked my car at the barbershop, but each one of these cuts you're looking at, I'm looking at like seventeen dollars plus tip or something. I'm giving them twenty bucks. I'm giving twenty one bucks gene. Yeah, so cheap to be a dude, but you don't have to get ahead every two weeks. Do you know not every two, but like probably four or five? It's possible. Now, as I understand it, it's possible to spend like seven thousand dollars. That's like a going rate would be like a lake sixty five or something like that, but then the depending on where you live in the country, but then you can always just walk in someplace where it's seven thousand dollars. Yeah. I mean, literally because my hair is short, I only pay seventy at the place that I have my haircut, but yeah, it's it's not fuss seventeen. So I have this short hair, but I try and have a haircut, right? I try and get this. It's it's longer on the top than it is on the sides and they clean up the front so they don't get weird when when your hair gets thin in the front starts poking all over everywhere and like like at least start looking like a like a hair cactus, and they'll they'll clean that up a little bit. You know, give it some shape in the back is like a..
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"Jordan Boris fun. Flirty new summer do cloning on our hairs. Yeah. You look fun and flirty. I look like a guy that doesn't doesn't have a haircut, do you understand the distinction? I'm making I well, you don't have hair true. So I'm confused. Okay. Maybe you can help. Not without hasher. I'm not entirely without hair, not talking about head hair though. Give here on my head all these hairs. Oh, I thought that was a weird shadow. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Yeah, I could see some. Here's the thing. The the issue here is this right? By the way you do have a funding flirty Naidu it's a little shorter on the sides, a little longer up top. Yeah, I think it's perfect for the season and you're going to catch a lot of is when you're boating at the park, I fast in the water. Like a missile. I'm not just talking about gator's story. Oh, what do watch out for Gators if you catch their eye, they can be trouble now. I know they're different than crocodiles. That's true. I know that one of them has changed to buy leads, nothing else. The other one doesn't hurt one lives in Asia dinosaur, terrible lizard, right? Burr rebel lizards, symbiotic relationship with birds dinosaurs do well. I mean, I- dinosaurs are direct descendants of birds, but I'm talking about, I'm talking about the crock os and the Gators had the bird lands in their mouth, clean their teeth. Oh, I got a symbiotic relationship with Spiderman myself because. Space here? Yes. You're your space liquid. Okay. Anyway, what what do we do between outta here? You are afraid that you are hair's getting too long. Here's the thing when you have very short hair, which I do. So I don't have like a never have a like a big razor shave mister clean. Yeah, hairstyle doesn't suit me right. And I, I don't like to have a like a football hooligan shaved head. Okay. You know what I mean? Like where I'm just putting it on number one. These are numbers zero interest, shaving it all over because when you're in the lifestyle, the football looking lifestyle, the short hair lifestyle industry out here, lifestyle, Manchester, United, the differences. I'm an arsenal man, but okay. Well, anyway, I'll we hitting you with a mug later. So stampede. Yeah, that's something that happens. It. They all run in. We can because dozens of people die hard. You'd be hard to say. So anyway, you notice the differences and there is a there is a haircut, which is I just got you. Just get yourself one of those electric razors and you just set it to zero and you go over and it's all the same length. I like to have a haircut. I like to go to the barber. I like to get my hair tapered. I like to have a little bit. If you can't cut a fade, you can't touch my hair. Okay. It's gotta should be a haircut, you wanna step cut? Yeah. Yeah, sure. Why not? Yeah. I usually get my eyebrows and I had a little. I had a little period of asking for a step cut down, like maybe sixth grade seventh grade anyway. Yeah, I, I looked amazing. I would love to have like a Chris Mullen style high top just, you know, with like jeld up and also I'd love to shoot threes like that. But anyway, I so I go to the barber and I get it. The haircut nice. Nice barbershop on Figaro boulevard in Los Angeles. Nice skies told me about their kids going to Yosemite and stuff. How long they had to wait in line to get in all this kind of thing. Sure. National park line, barbershop conversation how how the news is how how the Knicks doing our guest on this out, our guest on this program, the intro of which is going a little long, and I want involve her in this conversation because she's got a fun flirty summer do herself. Yeah, she is the host of NPR's pop culture, happy hour. She is a pop culture writer at NPR, although. Oh, no longer of the same titled blog, formerly that has come to an end, but she's continuing to be a print writer, and she is a novelist with a book on the way. That's right. The great Linda Holmes. Jesse Jordan..
"linda holmes" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from microsoft teams a digital workspace in office three sixty five where teams can create collaborate and communicate authentically work share and connect with the people in your work life visit office dot com slash teams to learn more welcome to pop culture happy hour i'm linda holmes leslie owed him junior is probably best known for hamilton where he originated the role of aaron bar he won a tony for his performance any left the musical in the summer of two thousand sixteen since then he's done a lot appeared in murder on the orient express pursued a jazz residency and become a spokesperson for nationwide insurance nationwide is on your side he's also written a book called failing up it's part memoir and part advice column it's full of stories about hamilton and also about his lengthy career in television i got to ask him about representation and tokenism and the uncomfortable feeling of my being team aaron burr so stick around for my conversation with lesley own junior support for this podcast and the following message come from microsoft surface laptop had just under three pounds and with up to fourteen and a half hours of battery life surface laptop lets you binge watch your favorite shows whenever and wherever you want do more with surface laptop then light and beautiful leslie odem junior welcome to pop culture happy hour thank you so much i'm happy to be here so you open the book with a story about being in hamilton is standing on the stage at the richard rodgers theatre and kind of realizing that eventually we're going to move on from that how did you know when it was the right time to make that move.
"linda holmes" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Now nbc billed the show as a live concert performance with a live audience and that says our pop culture tune is one of the things that set it apart from other stage two tv productions linda holmes is the host of npr's pop culture happy hour podcasts glen weldon is a regular panelist spoke to me about what stood out in this production of jesus christ superstar starting with that casting i think they have begun to sort of narrow the choices in casting down to people who are primarily live performers i think they've begun to understand that if you want a killer live performance you want to get somebody where that's their bread and butter who really stuck out who knocked it out of the park song wise the stand up for me was brandon victor dixon who plays geeta scary it of hamilton fame he's done hamilton he's done a lot of other things he's a very accomplished broadway musical theater guy the ming and that's a role that has some of the biggest and most dramatic parts in show the show really takes the viewpoint of judas which is one thing that for some people makes it controversial i think he was wonderful in this role musically and also just in terms of his acting which i think is probably where he had the edge over john legend he's a wonderful singer but not as much an actor glenn weldon in the moment for you that stuck out i would say that alice cooper plays the role of herod now that's a weird part it's a bit of vaudeville dropped in the middle of his rock opera me change my water into wine and i thought he of all people was holding back you king and when alice cooper is the most muted thing right after medical that means a everybody else's just pushing and pushing and pushing can we get to the point of.
"linda holmes" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression
"Bell areas world of depression is supported by health partners in by making okay'd dot org an okay is a campaign to start conversations and stop the stigma surrounding mental illness not just oppression all kinds of mental illnesses we have fun on the show we make some jokes we have some laughs it's a way of dealing with depression maybe demystifying the disease a bit but let's not kid ourselves depression is a serious disease but the good news people can and do get better they get help that's why we need to make it okay to talk openly at can be an awkward conversation but make it okay dot org is full of information you can use what to say what not to say stories from people who tell you what it's like to live with depression anxiety or other mental illnesses go to make it okay dot org you can take the pledged to make it okay thank you so much to health partners and to make it okay for joining us in fighting stigma so we can all get better back with linda holmes from pop culture happy hour npr's very popular pop culture podcast linda is a former legislative attorney who long ago quit her lawyer job to move to new york and right about tv shows she followed her bliss discovered the color of her parachutes she carped some dm depression hung around anxiety was an ongoing presence but that's not all this entire time in the background there is this tendency to become fixated and obsessed with on certain kinds of small things obsessed with the idea that i hadn't turned in a piece of paper work and i would lie awake in the middle of the night thinking that i hadn't turned something in and it's not in the usual like well yeah everybody has that experience you're kind of lying awake worrying now talking about i was supposed to turn this into years ago what if i didn't and someone is waiting to see.
"linda holmes" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Much of the world much of the western world was was kind of back to square one this is kind of the future that i think we're getting that we're going to set ourselves up for i mean i love star trek i want to believe in the ark of this thing star trek future i see no evidence that is going to turn out that way but you know like click fox mulder i want to believe so do people need to have seen the 1982 runner to appreciate this movie that's i feel like a question a lot of people have going into this i would say yes i mean i think this works on a level that is commenting on that first film and the what's going on in science fiction outside of the film he's informing this the technology today's informing this route enriching it making it as i say a more expansive experience and there are certain questions at the center of this film which are raised in the first and it doesn't feel like just to direct like franchise sequel it does feel like a commentary on that first 'homeandaway that i think you really need to see the first film yeah and i i would never deigned to speak for linda holmes but when we were driving back from the theater one thing that linda said about whether you should have seen it she's like i'm not sure that you necessarily need it to follow this movie but you might need it to care about this morning that that some of the emotional stakes in this movie mean a lot more in the context of the first movie i mean that's interesting i was going to say i don't think it's it's completely necessary i mean it clearly it's a richer experience if you see in the first movie and obviously you're put keener for this one if you if you printers yeah stick about here the first one but i i mean i think it really is like you know terminator two leica the dark night and i mean of course i'm shooting these you know.
"linda holmes" Discussed on 1A
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"linda holmes" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"It can be hard to understand why this kind of sifi adventure is such cabinet to studios wanted has such a spotty record and in fact this weekend valero in kinda got its teeth kicked in at the box office why weren't they worry that it was going to be another jupiter sending and is there any chance they'll win on the gamble they seemed to be making that if they keep trying one of these will be another star wars i'm linda holmes wearing deep space trying to find a place to land on this episode of pop culture happy hour before we get started let's go around the table i am at npr west i'm steven thompson with npr music from goodwill meridian bureau which and joining us from new york is the host of slates podcast represent aisha harris hello aisha hello so uh glenn at the beginning of the summer we did a rundown of what we thought would be some good and not so good movies boondoggles and not so boondoggles i want to know how this movie struck you as the boom used duggal i'm going to see this particular sewer let's just stipulate that what everybody has been saying about the some everson review starts with greater look at no story here let's just take that is ready to stablishment spread to look at let's established that it does make need damn sense this is schlock but he it's a very specific artisanal kind of schlock because it is to things that schlock is never it is hugely expensive and it's idiosyncratic we think of flock to stop that's just turned out right but that's exactly what this is except with real imagination behind it misspent imagination behind it i really don't have the i have this film i really dug the intro i mean yes there is a credit sequence match to david bowie's space oddity which was ok a little on the nose and if you found yourself thinking that.