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Fresh update on "mardi" discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"That's what I was thinking. Okay now New Orleans, it can be very family friendly to, but certainly into the quarter it can, in Raunchy, and pre over the top right I. Mean You could do your share of partying either city. The Nice thing about mobile feels like New Orleans is that even the Polish businesswoman seems to have a beer cousy in her purse. I literally have seen. Sit Down to pull it out. And there is a an entertainment district. There's no Bourbon Street, but there's Dolphin Street and say open carry areas. You can carry your drink from from Barda. Offer I think just more manageable mobile, and it's more fun. It's I think it's. I don't know if it's fun, but it's more easy to sort of integrate into it. And one of the prettiest hotels. I really in the country is A. Historic Hotel right downtown called the battle house. Tell with a sumptuous lobby and the balcony kind of overlooked in the street and you can stay there. Obviously, the rates are higher at during Mardi Gras, but you can still get a room there because it's been completely renovated inside, and that puts you right in the middle of all the action excellent. It's harder to do that in New Orleans, because it's just the much larger scale. and. This is the only place in Alabama that. We already had an episode of Amateur Travel I'M GONNA move us on. We're going to go down to Gulf shores. Those beautiful beaches you talked about. Yes that the sugar sand beaches there I want to sign this story to figure out why they were so beautiful in essentially the Appalachian Mountains that the grant for the mountains has been ground down, and it's not in Polka and people talk about it. Part of it is to sort of a Honky Tonk, seeing that you can find yep and blacks resorts, but again it's sort of more laid back. It's easier to navigate long long long beaches to. We're talking about a lot of beaches. You can easily find your. This is not a coney island or a European beach. Where you have to be shoulder to shoulder, you.
"mardi" Discussed on The big d zone
"This is carnival. I just got this. Notice a schedule change and crews cancelation. MARDI GRAS failing from November fourteen till January thirty F-. Twenty two. Me Straight. I will say that again. Mahdi law failing. From November fourteen, twenty, twenty, two, January thirtieth, twenty, twenty one. Can I get home? Can I get home. Let me read you the. I'm staying. I can't get home. Dear Carnival Mardi gras guest. As we continue to assist the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on Global Cook comment and public health. We had now determined. It will not be possible. I, repeat. And I'll say it again. It will not be possible to complete the work on Mardi gras over the summer and the ship schedule must. Must, be Adjusted. And I was watching videos. Other ship the video that made me cry. When went to the higher up from production? Team Carnival what's happened good time. Let the even though they pitcher than they did a great team on them. Being like the on the ship. and. They also had the brand new terminal that was totally in line being conducted. Over parking aval. What a way to begin a travel news on big D country LLC banned travel agency. What a.
Fresh update on "mardi" discussed on Lawn and Garden Show
"Friday. America is listening to Fox News. Now you away I local news Texas Governor Greg Abbott is warning of a state wide shutdown of people keep flaunting the mask requirement to slow the spread of Corona virus. Hospitalizations in caseloads, keep breaking records and Abbott told 11 TV station quote. The death that we're seeing announced today and yesterday, which you're now over 100 those air people who likely contracted covert 19 in late May. The worst is yet to come as we work our way through that massive increase in people testing positive unquote Abbott is announced. Federal resource is will You brought in to assist with medical needs in Texas as Corona virus cases continue to surge Additional resource is including urban Area medical task force from the U. S Department of Defense that will arrive in Houston on Monday and a disaster medical assistance team from U. S Department of Health and Human Services that has just been deployed. His resource is at two a deal, the Urban medical task force that began operating in Bear County, as well as seven federal assessment teams operating in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Macallan, Laredo and El Paso this past week. San Antonio's Fiesta, 2020 has been cancelled. Organizers announced that the annual party will not happen this year is president of the Fiesta Commission. We all know what happened in New Orleans with Marta. You know they had a huge outbreak after Mardi Gras Yes to has already moved from April to November, and this is a big blow to the city's economy. The event has a $340 million economic impact on San Antonio and supports 3500 jobs. Corpus Christi is denying a permit for Trump supporters gathering at the Salina statue. City spokesperson tells me they will not allow the event to happen. Citing Corona virus pandemic. Selina's family sent a cease and desist letter to the organizer earlier this week, the organizer says he doesn't care..
Blaine Kern Sr., New Orleans' 'Mr. Mardi Gras,' dies at 93
"The man credited with modernizing it opening Mardi Gras to all races and genders has died W. W. ells said Dave calling reports on the passing of the man known as Mr Mardi Gras bring happiness to millions of people every year Blaine Kern revolutionized the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans introducing modern parade floats that were bigger brighter and more high tech over the years and took what were small neighborhood parades and engineered super cruise that had thousands of riders and attracted millions of spectators he also started parades that we're not just featuring white man opened up to go out to everyone Blaine Kern was ninety
Fresh update on "mardi" discussed on Lawn and Garden Show
"Unfairly. Stone. Speaking to reporters outside his Fort Lauderdale home, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement saying the American ideal of equal justice under the law is once again being undermined by a lawless president. Tropical Storm Fay, prompting the president to postpone a planned rally for tonight in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, campaign officials were uncertain how many would actually attend the rally because of the bad weather and Roto virus concerns America is listening to me. No, you away I local news Texas Governor Greg Abbott is warning of a statewide shut down and people keep flaunting the mask requirement to slow the spread of Corona virus. Hospitalizations in caseloads, keep breaking records and Abbott told 11 TV station quote. The death that we're seeing, announced today and yesterday, which you're now over 100 those air people who likely contracted covert 19 in late May. The worst is yet to come as we work our way through that massive increase in people testing positive unquote Abbott is announced federal resource is will be Brought in to assist with medical needs in Texas as Corona virus cases continue to surge. Additional resource is include an urban area medical task force from the U. S Department of Defense that will arrive in Houston on Monday and a disaster medical assistance team from U. S Department of Health and Human Services that has just been deployed. His resource is add to a deal, the Urban medical task force that began operating in Bear County as well. A seven federal assessment teams operating in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Macallan, Laredo and El Paso this past week. San Antonio's Fiesta, 2020 has been cancelled. Organizer's announced that the annual party will not happen this year. Baltazar CERN is president of the Fiesta Commission. We all know what happened in New Orleans with Mara. You know they had a huge outbreak after Mardi Gras Yes to has already moved from April to November, and this is a big blow to the city's economy. The event has a $340 million economic impact on San Antonio and supports 3500 jobs. Corpus Christi is denying a permit for Trump supporters gathering at the Salina statue. City spokesperson tells me they will not allow the event to happen. Citing Corona virus pandemic. Selina's family sent a cease and desist letter to the organizer earlier this week, the organizer says he doesn't care. And it will still happen. Get the latest news any time anywhere. Just tell your voice activated. Smart device to play NewsRadio 1200 Wook Ion I Heart radio. I'm Eric like, um NewsRadio 1200 Wook. I From the W away I traffic center. Good morning. What's up with this construction? Walking the connecting Rod, Wait there on Leslie for 10 or founded. One of the same construction project is also causing issues on how we want to be found at Luke for 10 and you're looking at about a five minute travel time on Highway 90 inbound from Holly 1 51.
How Did Juneteenth Get Started?
"Every year on June nineteenth, millions of people across America. Come together to celebrate June eighteenth with parties parades, prayer, breakfast and golf tournaments, cookouts and music. The holiday is now officially recognized in forty seven states plus Washington DC though it hasn't been made a national holiday yet, despite having been around for more than one hundred and fifty years. We spoke with Paula Austin a professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She said You'd be surprised. There are many students who get to my class, and they sort of never learned about the history of enslavement. They've never learned about the civil rights movement. I think I've had students who because of where they're from, or their families know about June eighteenth, and of actually participated in the celebrations, but most students come, and they don't know. But let's go back to the beginning on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty, five more than two months after confederate general Robert e Lee surrendered to ulysses s grant at APP Maddix which all, but ended the civil war, a US army officer by the name of Major General Gordon Granger. In Huston Texas with two momentous announcements, the end of the civil war, and with it the end to slavery. Nobody is quite sure why it took so long for news of summation to reach Texas several stories have been told throughout the years though none has ever been confirmed including one of an earlier messenger who was killed on his way to Texas to tell the news of freedom. Others believe that some enslavers truth, but simply continued going about business as usual. The most likely is simply that there were not enough troops to enforce the emancipation proclamation whether enslaved people knew about it or not, so things remained status quo. That is until Major General. Grainger showed up. After granger's announcement, some of the two hundred fifty thousand freed people in Texas, immediately left for the promise of true freedom in the north, while others traveled to rejoin family members one formerly enslaved person, Molly Herrell said in the slave narratives of Texas. We all walked down the road singing shouting to beat the band. Others stayed defined pain work in the fields elsewhere. That day marks what is now often called lack independence day, or the fourth of July. It's the American celebration of freedom from slavery. June teen was first observed in Texas in eighteen, sixty six. It wasn't officially recognized as a holiday in any state until Texas did so in Nineteen, seventy nine. Since then only North Dakota South Dakota and Hawaii have declared a holiday. In recent years both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have formally recognized June nineteenth as June, tenth Independence Day. Various movements to grant the day status is a national holiday are ongoing. US Senator Cory Booker said in two thousand eighteen. On this day we must confront ugly parts of our history and honor the slaves who suffered and died under a repressive regime. We must also pay tribute to all those who had the strength and conviction to fight to end slavery and keep our Union together. June teeth independence. Day is also an important moment to recognize how far we've come and take note of how far we have yet to go. Certainly during the original June eighteenth, there was still a lot of work to be done. It came just months after the civil war ended and two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, had been passed by Congress was well on its way to being ratified by the states, but the fourteenth and fifteenth guaranteeing equal protection and the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of skin color were still a couple years off. And not all enslaved people in Texas were immediately freed some held by defiant plantation owners were not emancipated until much later, some formerly enslaved people who tried to leave historical reports show were tracked down and killed. Many more stepped into a future of poverty, fear and uncertainty. Austin suggests that many Americans ignorance about June eighteenth stems from a disinclination to completely face the country's past slavery, and it's far reaching and continuing aftermath. Still? June eighteenth has persevered. Its observance has waned through the years under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and attitudes, but the festivities that began in Texas eventually spread to more states and the idea of commemorating block independence picked up through the civil rights era of the nineteen sixties, and the parties continued today. Austin, said the kinds of celebrations that I've seen and been a part of have been incredibly wonderful there about black culture there about black history there about the resistance and the resilience of the black community. Several years before grainger made his do nineteenth declaration in Galveston famed American Orator Frederick Douglass himself formerly enslaved, spoke to an abolitionist group in New York about the fourth of July. As being dave independence, and how it didn't fit for all Americans, he said what the American slave is your fourth of July I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Opel Lee a former schoolteacher counselor in Fort Worth. Texas has been instrumental in trying to get June. Tenth recognized as a national, holiday. This year she'll walk from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the will. Rogers Coliseum, leading a caravan, urging people to sign a petition for the cause leave who is ninety three years old has been part of the Fort Worth June eighteenth festivities for more than forty years. Last year, it's as important as the fourth of July. In fact I dream some day. They celebrate from the nineteenth to the fourth like they do Mardi Gras. I haven't dreamed as large as the Rose Bowl or the macy's parade, but I'm getting there. To those who observed June eighteenth despite its shaky beginnings, and it's still unfulfilled pledge the day still holds the promise of freedom, independence, equality, ideas, and ideals always celebrating.
Fresh update on "mardi" discussed on Native Trailblazers
"Thousand monkeys in a room with ten thousand typewriters that they could write the next great American novel. Analogy before there's some weird I have. Had enough you're right. That's that's. I. Think of. Just thinking, looking back from the future you know looking back like when we're ancestors like are our descendants. What are they gonNA think? Effectiveness! They'll be. They'll be on the whatever the news network is going. They took down that statue of trump today I. don't know yeah, exactly yeah. Oh. Gosh Mardi get hold on hung in DNC already, so hey. This is what okay. They don't want me to say their name. They're embarrassed They said they really loved your album nor star calling That that that got it right when it came out and. Leila guilty has always been a wonderful musician love. Thank you for what you do, It's really it's part every day or are you? Oh? Yeah whoever sent that that that all it's you know for me as a musician, it's So important for me to connect with my audience and I I feel like especially in the last few months. When I haven't been able to tour, you know this is like I, said the longest time I've been home in twenty years. because I haven't been touring and March but but I have been connecting with my fans, online and and those kind of things really really helped me to remember why I play music, and and they're really important for me more than just like feeding my ego like not. Obviously it's nice to hear that, but it's also really nice to know that I've had an impact on people like a positive impact and 'cause. That's what I strive for is to really like uplift and then power people. That's awesome man. You, just you. You are really just a not just a cool artist, and very talented one, but just a down to earth and friendly friendly person, and you know I just want to thank you for for to listen to your music today. Just go man. This is killing it with that tiny. or WHO's doing the The throat seen yeah yeah. Tanya, Chinese! We went to Yeah, we went to high school together. And and she's a very dear friend of mine, and so You know rolling dot along with two where you must have been hilarious. Sh she was like yeah, anyway. I was extremely square in high school so. Fat But yeah the the reason I. Really? Grad. I was GONNA say. I WANNA. Keep talking about rolling thunder, but I think but anybody see I think of the way we're laughing right now, but then I think of tiny Tanakh and you just. Because anybody who tweets something like who was insulting to dolores and t tiny Tanya called them. I think it was shut up. You Stinky P whole. Was One of the best tweets I've ever seen in my. Back girl. Punches Great up. Yeah Like Razor razor-sharp, so she's like one of the smartest people I know and also very witty, very funny. But yeah. I really thought I wanted to include her I. Mean I was I wanted.
The Big Easy (with Father Brad Doyle)
"And welcome to misinformation true you podcast for ladies and engines who love Cool Trivia and sticking it to annoying teams a quiz where your hosts I'm Lauren and I'm Julia Hate Y'all. Hey, Hey, do you feel? Do you feel the presence of the Lord in this podcast today in this podcast today? Cast in House yes yeah. It might be because we have our first. Holy. Man of the cloth, a man of the cloth who I'm planning on calling every possible iteration of your holiness and Monsignor. Today. Today we have a father brad of the quizzical papist on Hello Father Brad. How're you doing? Thanks for having me on. We are thrilled to have you on so excited. father. Brad sent us an email and he is a listener, and he's not lying about that because he is a priest and can't lie. Entrap Bruce Lie, but I'm not lying about that. That is the one that's one thing. I didn't lie about okay. Great perfect, thank you, thank you for clarifying. And he is here to talk to us about some stuff, so father Brad. What are you? GonNa talk to us about today. Yes, so I was listening to a couple weeks back and y'all had an episode of Buffalo. Yes, and I really enjoyed that episode I I love when people speak about things they love, and they care about, and I really care about a lot of things, the faith being won right relationship with God, but also my city. Where my family's from my my history, our culture people know this on my podcast. I'm talking about Mardi Gras the time talking about music, I'm talking about food and and so I reached out and I was like hey. I think they would enjoy kind of deep dive into New Orleans. As an episode. I'm so excited for this because I. Admittedly have never been to New Orleans. Although many Louisianans. Oh, Lord, what's the Deborah and we're going to get into that I got. Using Indians Louisianans have told me like. Oh, you gotta get down there and have some shrimp to fe. experienced the joy of New Orleans, so. Yeah, yeah, I just allow me to bathe in the knowledge of the south. I was you in crab? Boil right now. Sounds a little painful. Be Baptized and Gumbo. Is that service you provide in your church Father Brad. I cook. I Cook like the other day. I went over in at a social distance, sat and and prisoners, driveway and boiled to Sachse, crawfish and like just gave it to him and sat at. It's socially distant. Right off, but so I I do do that, but they usually eat it. They don't pour it on their head or it on themselves. I mean that's the waste, so that's understandable. Who Hey please. The floor is yours Sir Nice okay, so we're gonNA start with pronunciation. Very while the city derives its name from the city of early-on, France. It's not pronounced that way or else people think you are conceded. I'm in New Orleans. So, it's some other mistaken. Situations are new, Orleans or even worse knowledge wins okay. That's very touristy. Okay, One's going around. Saying Nolan's in New Orleans like when we kept referring to Chicago is Chinatown. From What he says, so the best way to say New Orleans is just a smash two words together and just say New Orleans. Let's try like Toronto. Toronto Yeah Yeah. New Orleans okay, and if you live in new, Orleans you're a newer Linian. Okay important, okay, so history! I think it's historically interesting because it's. It's kind of very different from a lot of the country, our country. As is the case with most of the Americas the human history of South Louisiana begins with native Americans right. There were there. And the major tribes inhabiting the area, or the president. Of President of the Chitter Maka and the choctaw tribes, and what's cool is the chicken Maka are the only native tribe of Louisiana. He's still inhabit part of their ancestral land, so we still have people who are a part of the tribe that still inhabit where their ancestors lift our. And many of the rivers streets still bear their the language of the choctaw. For instance there's a street called Chop Tulips, which is just really hard to pronounce even harder to spell. But it is right there on the river, and a lot of stuff is on top of tulips now it's. Exploding section of the city and that's actually a choctaw word. It's not French anish or Haitian or anything. okay. New Orleans. As we know it now is the result of a French colony. Probably know that is founded in seventeen eighteen by Montreal Frenchman and this is you know. French people have these long names a John. Baptiste Lemond be in Ville. But we just call him. Be in Ville feels like a the founder of New Orleans. Chose New Orleans because of the high elevation like where it's at. It's actually has a natural levee where it's located like the French quarter now is where the original spotless, and it didn't flood during Katrina so the French quarter didn't flood. who was all the surrounding areas that flooded?
Fresh update on "mardi" discussed on Waddle & Silvy
"And then you said you had a friend. Who did. I did? Yes, my friend she was, But here's a thing like this is where it gets scary. She was in New Orleans. I think it was during Mardi Gras. I'm trying to remember the details because I wasn't actually with her. I was told the story after it occurred. She was with her her boyfriend at the time, and they were, you know, just on a vacation, I believe was Mardi Gras. But it may have just been New Orleans. Who knows, And she relayed the story about how She basically doesn't remember. But all of a sudden she was in the lobby of their hotel naked exactly, And she had to I don't know where don't know how she came to the realization that she was, you know, she she must have at some point mirror. She at some point, become lucid and she went to the front to the front desk. And basically had to beg and plead to be let into her hotel room. But I think the problem was she couldn't remember her was that room and obviously helped her. They did eventually, But the hard part was she was naked, and she didn't have identification and she couldn't They like they had to look up, Obviously, her room number and because she couldn't you know, this is not like So if someone's naked and here the front desk clerk, you don't have your ideals and they're telling you. Hey, I need to be let into this hotel room. But you don't You don't have ideas? Sure. What? What room? Is it? How about Look? We got lots of robes here at the hotel. Let's get your robe. Let's sit you down and let's sort this out. I'm did. Was she roof? It? Is that what I think the concern was that something had been probably dropped it. I have to tell my kids all the time. If you're at a bar. You get it? If you're drinking beer, it's in a bottle, okay? And if you get up if you're getting a drink, you get up. You go to the bar and you order the drink from the bar and you make sure you see what's put into the drink. You keep your eyes on What's going in at all? And don't leave your drink, right? You take a drink to the absolute. That is good advice You don't want to end up nude in a hotel lobby is absolutely true. When it's okay again right now don't go to bars. No Mitchell and display NHS wants to talk. Let's get to him after the break. We've got what to watch for coming up. If.
What's Your Miracle?
"Today's episode is a Doozy Greg and I cried to quite a bit, and some of that had to be edited out for time. We chatted for for a while, but this is one of my favorite episodes because we talk about neural. A miracle is defined as a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural scientific laws and is therefore considered to be a work of divine agency. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences. Greg story is full of miracles, but that's not unique. You know I think. The miracles of recovery are widely talked about in our community. Don't stop before the miracle happens is a typical a ISM. Hey, that's because it's true. There are miracles in your sober future. To happen when you least expect them, and they're rarely, if ever explainable. Greg spent the last of his drinking and drug use career as across country drug dealer. In his twenty five years of Sobriety Yeah Twenty five years. He's accomplished some crazy successful feats, but most recently he has founded an runs startup recovery in southern California. He's attack speaker and he has a beautiful healthy family. That's a freaking miracle. Friends being able to turn your life from that into this is miraculous, and it's possible for you to even if a miracle just means making it one day without drinking. So go grab some Kleenex Hunker Down Let's talk to Greg Champion. Hi Greg. How are you I'm doing well. Trish good afternoon. Happy Happy Hour to you! Happy Happy Hour! Thanks so much for Burson, down with me for a little recovery. Happy Tonight and for sharing your story I'm thrilled to get to know in. Learn about the past twenty five years real quick. If you just want to give us a a brief introduction, and I'll ask you the same thing I asked everybody else. What is your name? Your sobriety date, and would you have described yourself as a high or low functioning drinker? Our well first of all. I just want to thank you for the opportunity. My name is Greg Champion on my sobriety Dayton's eleven seven, nineteen, ninety-four. I can tell you that I was facing five years in prison so. This was a nice kid from a nice city with private school college degree, and my disease took me on the brink of facing five years in prison, so I would consider myself. A low bottom got an. We'll get into that here in just a minute real quick. If you would just tell us just about you right now, you know where you live. How old you are! What you do for a living married kids hobbies anything like that name's Greg Champion of fifty one years old. I live in Pacific Palisades California which is just a suburb of Los Angeles. I work in a recovery business and I. Have a wife named Jennifer. A nine year, old daughter, a lease, and a seven year, old daughter name Annabel and some of my hobbies. It's funny I do some of the same hobbies as a kid I body sir. I skateboard and I'm obsessed with mint chocolate chip milkshakes from Baskin Rob's. I love that milkshakes her a hobby. My minor oreos right now so. Comfortable, well, let's get into your story and here in ten minutes or less. Tell us how long you drank cal long it was a problem and why you decided to stop you know. My story begins at four and a half years old. My father was killed in a drunk on your car crash. and I felt different. A mealy filled different because I was gonNA have a dad I. everybody else had two cars in a garage two incomes their DADS were there soccer coaches at our liberty coaches. And so from four and a half to two nine years old when my mom remarried I definitely feel different. And my alcoholism showed up before you even took a drink. A Trish, I I I, I did three things very very well. I got great grades I was a superb athlete. And I was also bowling and I use violence as my first way to medicate my. My mom remarried when I was nine. She married an old World War Two. Vet, a guy who was there on d day, the great thing about this man was that he taught me at a Thai Thai. Shave my face, open doors or women. Really old school ways I think lost in a generation or two, and I'm grateful to them and most mostly unbreathable that he was seventeen years a sobriety. And is exactly what my mother needed and in many ways exactly what I needed, misstep misstep. but what happened was for me was puberty. Right around twelve or thirteen right his cougars kicking and I was entering my freshman year of high school. I found a solution alcohol, marijuana and cocaine I also wanted to show off in front of the girls, and so between the peer pressure of school, looking at pretty girls, and the availability of drugs and alcohol I was well on my way to find my new solution to my inner pane. Did that for a few years might pattern. High School was that I would drink on Friday. Nights drove on Saturday mornings I would again drink on Saturday nights throat on Sunday mornings in the insanity of that going on for four years straight still not hitting square in the is. when all my friends were. Being talked to about school counselor colleges to go the Trish. They were going to cal and Stanford and Michigan Texas Nice Schools in my career counselors, talking about trade schools eventually ended up at a trade school. Arizona State University. and as many no, let's Party School and my alcoholism. Just blew up from there I began doing ecstasy lots of cocaine. In I got out into the real world. And light, actually the day I graduated I got my first you is. Six months later I got arrested for assault. In a bar. A few months later. I got arrested twice in twenty four hours in Mardi Gras. And here's the sicknesses disease stretches I was. There Bourbon Street my first night and went up to speak Irish combination. This is new rules what? What can I do and he says don't piston the streets and don't fight and streets. and. So Trish I'm GonNa have you guess what two things I got arrested for? Did you see while you were fighting with somebody or I'm not that multitalented. So the happened I and less than eighteen hours later, I was led out got back on the streets. got drunk and high again it could not find a bathroom, so I decided in the streets and got caught one more time and so. I have a nice arrest record there in the lovely speakeasy of Louisiana got to be the most eventful twenty four hours I've ever heard of by the way, but I don't WanNa. Take, I. Don't want to interrupt too much. Go ahead, but no, it's crazy. I was real resentful for a lot of years that hey you guys took away my Mardi Gras. You guys, you guys room. I buzz. You know for years. Even sober years in a one old-timer pulls me aside goes. Let me tell you how. How God works God put you in those paddy wagons to save your ass. Because what would happen if he would've stayed out there, you would have been stabbed. Shot would hooked up with some girl and probably got S. t you don't know what would happen, but both those times. He puts you in a paddy wagon because he did for you. What you do yourself and it hit me right between the eyes young. He was right. He's absolutely right. Then I went back to the San. Diego Start Working and I had some resentments. I was promised to a high paying job at a college. I. Was only making nineteen thousand dollars a year and I was working overnight, said the TV station. I don't know about you, Trish when I would get out of work at three o'clock am. There's certain people that are out at three am right. And those lower companions I found these he's lower companions were were girls. You can't bring home to mom and some drug dealers. and. They asked me if If I had any friends on the east coast I, did and we began shipping large amounts of marijuana out to the east coast. and I was part of that process. Eventually I got arrested. In an airport with fifty pounds of pot.
Florida Makes Plans To Welcome Back Tourists, Revive Economy
"Florida is making plans to restart. Its economy tourism is one of its biggest industry so this would mean okay so tells. Beaches theme parks. Estate Task Force is releasing recommendations today on when that might be safe. Here's NPR's Craig. Allen Research shows the crow viruses spread by close contact especially indoors because of that Florida Governor Rhonda Satis believes many of Florida's attractions can be enjoyed safely. A lot of the things we offer you know it's more of the outdoors in the sunshine. And and I think that that's just a better environment to be in in Florida until the corona virus. Nearly one and a half million people worked in the hotels restaurants theme parks and related businesses. A young the CEO of the State's tours maiden see this week rolled out a marketing plan. That's ready for hotels restaurants and other businesses. Get the green light to reopen. Young says. The good news is that more people have been visiting. The states travel. Safety Information Page recently tells us that people want to know if it is safe to travel to Florida because desired visit our state still exists covered the saddest encouraging local governments to reopen beaches activities. Like running walking swimming while maintaining social distancing guidelines but in southeast Florida from Palm Beach to Key West. Some of the state's top tourist destinations. The beaches remain closed in Miami beach. The mayor says they likely won't be reopened there for June. That decision hasn't been popular with people. Like Phillip Goldfarb. He's President of the fountain blue a landmark Miami Beach Hotel. He says allowing resort hotels to welcome visitors without also opening. The beaches is a mistake. GonNa come and stay at a luxury hotel or a resort or a regular that you'd want to be a go to the beach Florida's largest attractions. It's theme parks. Also considering how to reopen the CEO of Universal Orlando John Spouse says handling potentially thousands of guests in a way that keeps them. Safe is a challenge but theme parks. He says have some advantages. Each are parts alone is over a hundred and twenty five years. Total conflicts is nearly eight hundred eight years. We have a greater ability to practice and enforce social distancing while still allowing guests to experience our parts at first attendants would likely be limited among the things being discussed is screening employees and guests when they enter the park encouraging face coverings and sanitizing rides throughout the day. Universal says it will create social distance spaces for guests by staggering seating on rides and shows sproul says it will also move to virtual lines already in use at its waterpark. We minimize the amount of time. Anybody waiting in any kind of lying there for standing in a group Waiting to take one of the attractions. And we're going to take that urge align technology and expanded to many of our attractions as possible as to win. The parks might reopen spouse. Would only say hopes it will be sooner rather than later. Dr. Eileen Mardi and Infectious Disease Expert at Florida. International University is not so optimistic safely reopening large attractions like sports stadiums and theme parks before. There's a vaccine or better testing available. She says we'll be difficult. Particularly the big theme parks draw individuals from all over the world. And not just from a community so it it. It's a much more challenging thing to figure out how to open those parks up safely. Industry analysts are divided on. How soon theme parks can reopen one analyst predicts Disney? The industry leader may reopen? Its parks as early as June but a report released by another financial firm. Said BECAUSE OF HEALTH CONCERNS. Disney's parks will likely be closed until January
"mardi" Discussed on The Heart
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"mardi" Discussed on The Heart
"I live in New Orleans and wanted to escape my little world down. There remind myself life does exist outside the city so booked tickets to New York. One of my best friends moved there. This friend and I had top surgery together. We drove to Florida to the same chest masculinization surgery within a few days of each other. It took years of late night talks with radical. Dykes inquiries to get to that moment. I can go into a coffee shop and actually pick up the cup with my mouth and carry it to my table but then that becomes almost more difficult. Because of the I couldn't stop listening to this conversation between Judith Butler into Nora Taylor and artists and disability rights activist. The discomfort causes when I do things with body parts. That aren't necessarily what we assume that. Therefore that seems to be even more Hard for people to to deal with. I was terrified and thrilled about treating my milk. Ducts like medical waste a few transmit. I know we're happy with their chest from this doctor in Miami. It's the only surgery he does and it's popular. He flattens chest five times a day three days a week. I wish I could have donated my chest to my favorite drag queen but my surgeon had a response like Lucille blue on arrested development. I don't understand the question and I won't respond the night before my nip took though I actually felt like a pretty terrible misogynist. Such a failed feminist. I was cutting up my own female body but I have to remind myself that living as default feminine is not helping other women ruminating in self torture and loathing is not an inspiring feminists strategy. It is a strange feeling to desire masculinity in two thousand twenty who wants to be a man as a kid and the nineties. When I would ask the boy's toy in the McDonald's drive-thru I'd watch my mom's worrying is lingering on me in the rear view Mir when I told her. I wish I was a boy. She just stared and said why maybe her gut response was feeling rejected. Like I was rejecting her as a woman as a role model did she. Also worry I would be like some other unhealthy pathetic men in her life. But I don't want to be a solitary depressed. Nobody knows trouble like I do kind of man alone in my office until four. Am I feel like even if I wanted to fully transition to be a man? It's not possible I could only be a man who was raised as a girl survived middle school because of riot girl a man who almost everyone reads as a huge lesbian. And what a privilege right. Now I'm a FAG lesbian separatist visiting New York City. I am reluctant to say I'm non binary it doesn't feel like the category that holds space hedge lists like leftovers. It doesn't exist without referencing. What it isn't saying it out loud feels like. I'm just saying sorry not that one. Thanks I get lost in my head breaking down with Gender Queer even means and wondering who doesn't fit that category I want to feel desirable by desire is formed through refraction of things ideas. I prefer this phrasing to I constantly. Compare myself to everyone around me. That Tuesday in New Orleans is a day for ritually drug. Induced shape shifting. This is the culmination day for Catholic Feasting Public. Masking costuming nudity. Young and old buddies are on full display. I won't even call it gender bending because it's beyond the category of gender. It's a riot bursting with sound and deep bright shiny colors historic struggles over who is allowed to parade. Who owns the streets happens live on TV simultaneously to the news coverage of drag competitions and the police strike didn't stop any drag contests in the quarter is year the usual feather boys and frills gateway partially to the Macho Man. Leather look at many sporting construction hats spectators and participants alike. They aware they jammed bourbon. Trees what they did for blocks in both directions during my visit to New York. My friend was scheduled to get Andrew Del testosterone cream a gift from the gay. God's I've debated taking testosterone shots before and put it off but Andrew. Del Isn't as strong as the shots. Also you can actually spread testosterone through skin contact after applying. I'm a sucker for ceremonial bonding. On Tuesday. The gift of Andro Joe was supposed to be placed in our hands survey die but as the patriarchal bureaucratic garbage world. That we live in would have it. There was a weird insurance issue. Oh my God this number. They have listed on their website despite having multiple credit cards. We couldn't get the hormones so our afternoon tea party was put on hold but I wondered if we had to be the ANDRO GEL. We wanted to see in the world. What does that mean exactly? We had the entire city of New York and burning hearts. I couldn't be satisfied with just a slice this afternoon. No matter how cheap and delicious we decided to have a ceremony to make us really feel like those small revolutionary minded parades. Were a state of mind. I will keep repeating feminist mantras Mardi gras hastings categorized as a figure out. What the Fuck works for me? We bought a lottery ticket. Wrote things down Shared Judith. Butler quotes made a list of qualities within ourselves and types of men. We WANNA burn. We tried to peel back the dulling sensors in talk fast and loud and publicly about things. You want to do how we want to be in the world. We tried to burn our list. But it took awhile. It was windy and literally freezing. It was another forest metaphor and this Judith. Butler quote is still vibrating in my head but they use their anus for or what they allow their anus to be used for. Well that one but really this one. What can embody do we usually ask you know what is a body. Or what is the ideal form of a body or But what can a body do is is a different question? It's it it's not like there's an you know what about it? Should look like it's exactly not that question. When you the plural you stood there with your coat unzipped and laughed. You clapped and spread your arms in motion for me Chimera you said and no my subconscious wasn't too messy. You put your glove his hand on my chest in my mostly zipped up jacket and said A. It's warm in here. I felt my head spin. I felt trans after the ceremony. We went to walters for giant happy or Martinez at the bar. We read excerpts of Andrew. Long Jews Article ON LIKING WOMEN. She says I'm trying to tell you something that few of us dare to talk about especially in public especially when we are trying to feel political pressure as the cure for Corey awoke. Nece sir. How can you want to be something you already? Our desire implies deficiency want implies want to admit that what makes women like me transsexual identity but desire is to admit just how much transition takes place in the waiting rooms of wanting things this out loud. My eyes turned to flames. Ignited by yet resigned to Trans Desire. The idea of men becoming women thrills Lesbian History archivist and me. Even though physically. I'm moving in a different direction. I cut my tits off and right now. I'm actively flirting with the idea of rubbing so-called male hormones all over my body. I wonder how thoroughly hi do. I have to be in order to continue believing I can move forward on this twirling. Trans Journey without taking testosterone. I can't force generic maleness onto myself. And why would I want to? I feel strangely comforted thinking. Desire implies deficiency. There's a relief in acknowledging what I don't have in order to more clearly what I do have desire with my flame. Is I tell misogynist men. I don't want their dicks. I already have one. I consider it a perk that my dick will never give you an unexpected pregnancy. But Yeah I would love to come on your ass recall this. The romance disappointment this appointment. You want something you have found an object that will give you what you want. Maybe you were trying to show me how to be sad and silly and proud come on just Italian microphone or maybe that was me doing that. Okay do it yourself. And then they're a couple of times thing you know all you extended trip in New York but the testosterone never arrived. This may seem like a missed opportunity. And Scher yeah undoubtedly. But it's not surprising. I don't feel sad I feel lucky the possibilities swirling around my head feel other worldly. I'm fantasizing about writing love letters to my friends. My Irish Catholic. Mom Her sisters you. I WanNa talk to everyone about the possibilities of their foggy. Lesbian separatist genders. I WanNa have ceremonies where we take our shirts off and Andro Gel across each other's chess. Maybe my mom's is an empowering cleansing ritual a quick release from caretaking. Maybe mine is kind of like a small orgy. Imagine the feeling of a room of transsexuals. Lathering themselves in wishes a room full of chess with scars. That say something happened here and I want.
Mardi Gras believed to have fueled Louisiana coronavirus
"Mandatory quarantine also covering people traveling from New Orleans separately here they'll be checking travelers will have to fill out a form with the Texas department of public safety designating their quarantine location and other identification details state troopers will then conduct visits to those quarantine locations what about all the people in the world ones well DPS you know there's gonna be a lot of border checks around that's going to be I don't know how that's gonna work we're going to have to see how this Kerry Sanders on the concerns of animals yeah big easy emerging as the new epicenter corona virus outbreak now here in the south anyway it has the world's highest growth rate in covert nineteen cases right now raising concerns the disease could spread further into the south and across the south president trump usually a major federal disaster declaration for Louisiana on Tuesday there are concerns that was Mardi Gras helping spread the virus there that Tuesday fell on February twenty fifth when the virus was already detected in the United States at the end of the Chinese New Year is well you know and when the CDC had not yes raise the alarm with the American
New Orleans is quickly becoming a coronavirus epicenter
"Orleans Orleans is is on on track track to become one of the U. S. cities hardest hit by corona viruses that jump from roughly five hundred to more than twenty three hundred in just one day the fear among city officials relates to the crowds who packed into New Orleans for Mardi Gras the wind ling hospital beds available and a lack of ventilators at the current rate officials estimate New Orleans area will be out of ventilators next week and over capacity at hospitals a few days after that
Increased testing shows ballooning virus cases in Louisiana
"A month after Mardi Gras three quarters of the parishes and governor John bel Edwards state of Louisiana have reported coronavirus cases the third highest rate in the country this is real and our state and everyone in it needs to take it very seriously in New York governor Andrew Cuomo says there about three weeks away from a peak in corona virus cases how do you ramp up hospital capacity you ramp up as you ramp up staffing you wrap up the equipment and the ventilators are the problem in equipping governors in Minnesota and Idaho have issued new stay at home orders for most people corona virus causes mild or moderate symptoms I'm a Donahue
11 Trivia Questions on Back to the Future
"What are we doing today? She goes. What do you think we're doing? We're going to be in the house just hanging out coming up with projects for the kids watching stuff on TV and walking from room to room looking around walking out of that room. Go into the next room she goes. We're we're doing that. It's the that's the whole thing so I hope you are finding ways to switch up your routine because I need to get out of. The House is Weird in California. Because it's very cloudy and kind of colder and It was nice for a couple of days. I did some hikes. That was cool. I felt like everything was normal to degree But when it gets kind of cold and dreary it's it's really hard to get motivated to do stuff I keep talking about this Trivia Book that I WanNa right and I should have the thing done by now I only have about. I think eleven or twelve stories out of about fifty stories that I wanNa tell in this book written down and I could easily if I just focused on it. Get the entire thing done which I wanted to do over like the next nine months. I could do it in one month so I really need to jump start myself and right the rest of this book if you're interested in what it's about it's going to be kind of a trivia memoir where I talk about hosting Trivia very interesting scenarios and then I tell a story and Then there's a little quiz based on stuff that happened in the story afterwards so for example one time. I met Harrison Ford Trivia Party. I tell that story and then I have a quiz on Harrison Ford related stuff and then some Harrison Ford inspired trivia team names in different things like that so it's kind of like a travel book. It'd be a bookie by it like an airport and be like. Oh this'll be cool for the plane ride. I could do some trivia. I read some stories from this guy. And hopefully it's a ton of fun and I tell some shark NATO stories in there Some different celebrity encounters. I'm trying to break up the book into different sections. So it's like celebrity encounters a family type stories like growing up family based Trivia Steph Different travelling to different cities so like Tennessee Chattanooga Related Trivia so. I tell a story about doing this show there and then go into Trivia about it etc etc. But I think it'll be cool. It'll be about ten sections of probably five stories on each section each and there should be at least five hundred. Trivia questions in there for you guys to play along with two and hopefully this is pretty cool little calling card for me to give people as an e book or to sign copies of a physical book and get out there and do a little. Bit Of Book Touring. So that'll be something for two thousand. Twenty one. Hopefully hopefully the world is put back together by that and I can make that happen but if you're interested in the progress of that I might launch a website pretty soon for all things related to the book. I have no idea what the title of this thing's going to be but I think it will be a fun little project so be on lookout for that and be on the lookout for eleven questions on back to the future which are going to start right. Now we're GONNA jump into these questions about the movie that people love about time travel and we're going to do that right now here. We go all right guys. Here's question number one for back to the future question number one which song is playing as Marty enters a cafe eighty s in part to number one which song is playing as Mardi enters the cafe eighties in part to question number one question number two for back to the future at the very beginning of the trilogy. What time did MARDI leave? Doc's lab was at seven. Twenty Eight Fifteen or eight twenty five number two multiple choice question. Winded Mardi leave. Doc's lab twenty eight fifteen or eight twenty five question number three. What Song Mardi and his band play for the dance? Auditions number three. What Song did Mardi and his band play for the dance? Auditions number three wash number four. At the beginning of first movie you see Lorraine drinking liquor kind of booze is she drinking number four lorraine drinks at the start of the first movie. What is she drinking? Question Number Five. From whom did dock obtain the plutonium he needed to use the time machine number five? From whom did obtain the plutonium he needed to use the time machine back to the future number five question number six. What does doc call his dog in? Nineteen fifty-five what is docs? Dog's name in one thousand nine hundred fifty five question number seven. How many kids do Jennifer and Marty have number seven? How many kids do Jennifer and Marty have questionable eight in back to the future? To what brand is the hover board that Mardi uses to evade griff and his gang number eight in back to the future. To what brand is the Hover Board? That Mardi uses to evade Griffin and his gang number eight question number nine in part one when Marty and his one thousand nine hundred five family. Sit Down for dinner. What did George his father pour into a bowl number nine in part one when Mardian is nine hundred eighty five family? Sit Down for dinner. What did George his father pour into his bowl and number ten. What is the name of the dance slash theme that George? Lorraine attend in Nineteen fifty five. What is the theme of that? Dance or the name of the dance number ten and your two point bonus question for back to the future. Trivia for two points. What was the name of Marty's band? What was the name of Marty's band? Those are all your questions for. Be Seeing. T. F. T. that's back to the future Trivia. We'll be right back in just a second with the answers. Were going back in time with the answers to back to the future Trivia. Here they are number. One which song is playing as Mardi enters the cafe eighties in part to its beat it by Michael Jackson beat it by Michael Jackson number. Two at the very beginning of the trilogy. What time did MARDI leave? Doc's lab was at seven twenty. Now was at eight fifteen now. It was eight twenty five eight twenty five on the clock when Marty leaves. Docs number two number three. What Song did Marty and his band play for the dance auditions? That was power of love. Power of love. And he got Huey Lewis. There is one of the judges who says it's too loud or too to something I think he says it's too loud number. Three power of love number four at the beginning of the first movie you see Lorraine drinking liquor. What kind is she drinking? She's drinking vodka number. Not Unlike my wife likes a nice vodka seven up every once in a while number five from whom did dock obtain the plutonium he needed to use the time machine the Libyans number five the Libyans. They have that showdown in the mall. Parking lot number six. What does doc call his dog in? Nineteen fifty five Copernicus Copernicus number six number seven how many kids do Jennifer and Marty have two children two children number eight and back to the future to what is the brand of Hover Board. Mardi uses to evade Griffin. His Gang Mattel Hover Board. They probably paid big bucks for that. Mattel number nine in part one when Martin is one thousand nine hundred five family sit down for dinner George mic fly pours peanut brittle those big clusters of Peanut Brittle into a bowl number ten. What is the name of the dance? Theme for George and Lorraine that they attend in Nineteen fifty-five enchantment under the sea in Chapman under the sea and number eleven for two points. What is the name of Marty's band? They are called the pinheads. The pinheads great. If you'll like bowling and you have the guy's a quick quiz on back to the future. I hope you had fun playing along with that episode. We've got one more question for you. In the form of the question of the day and the question today is who did the voice of Darth vader. If you know the answer tweet me your answer at Ryan buds or email Ryan buds gmail.com to be eligible for a prize.
Pandemic Guidance for Managers
"Going to continue our guidance around managing in the time of Cova. Nineteen which to put it mildly can be challenging. Yeah and I think what we have going on right now. From for professionals in general and specifically for managers is a focus on the virus and then focus on governmental responses. And unfortunately it's manager. If you think a little bit about it you have to assume there's going to be some economic impacts all you have to do. At least the beginning is to look at the stock market which of course valuations about the future. We talked last week about video. One on ones and how important relationships were and how distance made a difference Now we've got to go even bigger and broader and really step slightly out of our lane in the sense that manager tools is not one to talk about the economy a great deal other than respond to it but we feel pretty strongly that We can't avoid a recession and so that's part of what this cast is about. So all right. I'll be very happy if we were wrong. I can yeah. Gosh but you know. There's nothing wrong with preparing for difficult times in the more they don't happen. You're well prepared to take advantage. It's always good to have capital at the bottom of the market and capital when it comes to individuals is cash so number one mentor outlying. Prepare for a serious recession number. Two is manager. You've got to slash unproductive work number three. You gotTa Take Care of yourself. There's some things you need to find time to do. A number four steel cage death match preparations. We mentioned it last week. I wanted to talk about it a little bit more this week. And then we've been getting all kinds of ideas and having a robust conversation with people over the last week or so about managing people at a distance and we have some addition additional recommendations about how to do that. Okay Mark So. Let's talk about the elephant in the room. A serious recession. If you're a professional manager regardless of what your executives have told you. You've got to be thinking about this. Yeah and I think most of us aren't with the conversations I've been having with people. It's clear there are managers who who know it and these reminders. With a lot of experience and a lot of senator who don't so our guiding simple basically managers are supposed to look up for Mardi today the life we lead in the tasks and so so many of us get so much satisfaction out of accomplishing daily tasks that we forget that only individual contributors should be thinking about day-to-day only your individual. Contributors should be thinking about their tasks that are due today while our executives are supposed to be thinking a year out and maybe senior executives two to five years out. We managers should have a sense of the next two to three to maybe even five months depending your role the higher you go the further out. You're supposed to look and so we took a look five months into the future and said this is not good. You know. There's a great scene in margin. Call the the movie Several years ago it's a Ramana class about an investment bank facing a serious business disruption. There's a particularly famous scene. The CEO helicopter into the Manhattan offices and he learns what's happening and he tells the group that his role could be described as as he's supposed to read the market as music playing and he says well the quotas. Well let me tell you something. Do you WANNA know why I'm sitting here in this chair with you. All Y. At the big bucks so to speak. I'm here for one reason and one reason only I'm here. Guess what the music is. GonNa do a week month a year from now. That's it nothing more and I'm afraid standing here tonight that I don't hear a thing just silence. He's realized that whatever plans they had have completely been blown out of the window and I think that's an out An allergy for what's going to happen to the economy in the next year we at manager tools believe folks that the focus on the corona virus which is legitimate and then governmental responses to it such as shelter in place and locked down all the words that people have been using over the last few weeks and then of course the the health of our own health and the health of our families and our extended families have made it easy for so many of us as individuals and managers to miss what is coming to three five months into the future once this crisis and our present focus is lifted and that is a significant in deep economic recession which will cost millions and millions and millions of jobs. I wouldn't be surprised if there's estimates out there already that it's going to be million jobs alone in the US if you're wondering what's that what what that's like If you have some experience if you're not twenty years old and so therefore you might remember the financial crisis of two thousand eight. That's bigger. That number is bigger than the losses job losses in two thousand eight. Now it may be two or three million but everybody. I'm talking to at more senior levels. Think it'll be much bigger than that. I'll be shocked. I'll be thrilled. We'll be thrilled if it doesn't happen but we'll we'll also be shocked. I happen to live in California and I drove through Monterey and Pacific Grove near my house Last week and in Italy this was after a local shelter in place law went into effect and I saw almost no. I was just running an Errand. And what that means. It's eerily quiet and that's the pictures you see in the newspapers and on TV and so on what that means is no economic activity all those businesses that serve customers face to face will struggle to pay their mortgages on the building. They're running because they don't have any income if a landlord. Let's say they're sticking to the next level if landlord has just stretched herself in terms of the economy's been booming. I'm going to take a risk. I'm GONNA take on some debt and I'm GonNa try another venture she now needs that rent income to service new debt and if she doesn't get the rent income because there wasn't economic activity she could lose boast the existing buildings and the new venture both and the rents on that building from the new landlord. Probably go up and by the way that was before California. Things are changing so fast right. That was before California enacted a statewide shelter in place law which means every place in California is like that and it's interesting in the news. It was a bit of a awful because New York. City's mayor threatened to do that very thing and the New York's governor said well actually you. You don't have the power to do that. And by the way. Let's not panic. and then a day later that same governor enacted statewide closure of non essential businesses. If you're wondering why I'm talking about these two examples. Because California as a standalone economy ranks is the fifth largest economy in the world. New York ranks third in the United States. Texas is second which should wrangle them and New York ranks. Eleven in the world and it's above South Korea even Pennsylvania and Illinois rank above Saudi Arabia in economic productivity. So even though certainly the younger you are the more you think of economic activity occurring online. And we're thrilled with that is going well and to be honest. I think we said last week. The ability we all have to telecommute didn't exist fifteen years ago. The weren't enough laptops. There may not be enough laptops there. There certainly wasn't the kind of video conferencing and so on and they're certainly want to certainly work smartphones so the world's in a much better place to be able to handle this but regardless of the online economy. You can't simply shut down a huge part of the rest of the economy and not expect massive
News on the Coronavirus Impact on New Orleans’s Bars and Restaurants
"After the bars were jammed last week on Saint Patrick's day New Orleans has shut them down it is also eliminated restaurant dining and ban crowds some wonder if February's large Mardi Gras crowds contributed to the spread of the virus nearly five hundred people in Louisiana are infected most of them in the New
Washington State - Nursing home showed few signs it prepared for virus outbreak
"Add a germ fest party preceded the deadly nursing home outbreaks this is Washington state of Washington in the days before the life care center nursing home became ground zero for corporate a virus deaths here in the U. S. there were a few signs it was my gosh visitors came in to the nursing home as he always did sometimes without signing and staffers have only recently begun wearing face masks but the frail residents remember twelve talking about those people who are more susceptible which include the elderly frail residents and those who came to see them we're not asked to do so an organized events went on as planned including a purple and gold festoon Mardi Gras party
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"In South Africa. Visiting family is dad and he's taken with as well hasn't he'll be back in a few weeks time but for now it's just me to get into it. There's going to be an opt to show off this episode. We're actually GONNA take this week off completely but then we got these amazing interview so we decided to do this. Episode about our officers will be back to normal as of next week. Let's get it Mardi gras and has just wrapped up and as any good Political event should be wasn't without its controversy. Today we're joined by Alex Officer Gentle intense from the Department of Home Affairs a Queer activist group based in Sydney Alex. Thanks so much joining us. Thank you for having me on the shy away. At least three protesters from your group were removed from the parade on Saturday night after conducting a peaceful protests in front of the Liberal Party. Floats firstly. What exactly what are you protesting and were any of you actually arrested. Yeah so the Department of affairs was in the Mardi gras protesting the presence of the Liberal Party float primarily to bring attention to the liberal. Party's plans to celebrate the two hundred and fifty invasion of captain coke coming into Botany Bay. Something called the encounters tool which they're doing with the Maritime Museum which I'm sure you've heard of is the Circumnavigation OF AUSTRALIA THE LOSE my mind sitting in marketing department thinking that that's a good idea. Yeah so correct me. If I'm wrong with literally creating a replica of the endeavour an ENCYC- Never Getting Australia just to remind everyone. Say the Endeavour replica exists already built in the nineties. sits at the Maritime Museum in Dialing Haba Child I have memories of going on the excursions Russians Yeah so it sits there. A lot of tourists get on board and a LOT OF STUDENTS. Young students get onboard. So they're planning on Yeah circumnavigating around Australia to commemorate the two hundred and fifty years since Since Cook landed. Which of course is funny because that circumnavigation never happened. Yeah very good thing to be protesting. Then yeah we believe so. Yeah and so many of you arrested. Yeah so three of us were arrested. We were taken through the VIP area and detained underneath the grandstand though particularly heavy. Handed with one of us at bruises on their So we were charged with obstruction. That it was quite funny. They didn't really know Josh Straight. Yeah pretty much so I got obstruction of traffic. Someone else. One of US got Breaching the pay. We'll give him move on orders so they detained us for about ten minutes and then we had to leave. The area took our detail so receive fines ensure editor. I'm sure you'll have civil. People put their hand up to help you cover. Those fines added. They did let several people continue to March in. Yes so for the rest of the parade going quite amazing on the footage which which the Department of Home Affairs. Gotten some very good coverage. Way You'd see the tend to big signs saying turn back the waves followed by deliver flight. Which I and the thing that I like about it. The mindset those people saying Oh that's the point of monographs at ease actually act very much. Yeah but also a lot of people have been saying I agree with the spirit in which it was done was quite a funny sort of humorous way of protesting which Mardi Gras has a strong history of doing play. Those images of Fred. Nile's head on a plate in in the nineties and that sort of thing is it's always been very much pro protests about as a community does hasn't been of a sense of humor about it which I thought Department of Home Affairs a very good job of so it's important to us that what we do is perform give camp and it satirical and it's funny. Yeah and it's fun. It's absolutely and that's what point were you there from the start of the parade. Yeah well there during the marshalling time which was really fun. That's a really beautiful time pot of Monty Gratin. If any of you have have parade but seeing all the groups walking around everyone's excited and I was there from the beginning. Yeah did you notice any like the attendees like as you protesting connecting with the message that you were putting out there? We had a few funny moments so we had a few different elements that that was the Department of phase will wearing blue coveralls which are opening up. And we think it's very apparent that Where a satirical group office outback's but a Lotta people. Don't get it straight away okay. So we had a few interactions with people kind of coming up to us as if we were the police. Oh sitting down and chatting about what we were doing. This guy kind of like was walking by stopped in his tracks and looked at US started walking over to us really purposefully and then start and was like oh so. You're not the Department of Home Affairs. I was about to come over and tell you we were just like okay. All right great another interaction. We had which was funny was Someone came over and was like. Oh my God I work at the Department of Defense like. Oh this is amazing. This is so funny and I don't think she clocked that we. Will you know severe leading the Home Home Affairs? The Marshall Place of Mardi Gras is strange advice. But we also had people coming up and be like Lovett the outfits. You look amazing. Love what you're doing and like people that maybe had seen us in the protests previously will like. Did you feel like I'm watching it? It seemed like there was overwhelming support coming from the audience as you're coming leading leading the Liberal Party. Did you feel overwhelming support coming from the audience as well? I personally Dressed as captain cool. Oh you're right I wasn't. Yeah which is good Yup skomer. The officer that was dressed as sky also wasn't getting support. Go my was going around pretending to shake people's hand so he was getting a lot of resistance which is right uh-huh there was a bit of yelling at us because it takes a moment. I think for the Penny to drop for a lot of people use the Department of Mofaz offices turning something back and then they saw us the fake liberal replica. Liberal Party flows And then so. Some people start Clocking on then. And then it's not until they see the The actual Liberal Party float that it's like. Oh yeah but we were handing out flyers that information about what we were doing. So that's really important because people you see people engage with that and you can say that. Okay Yeah and yeah so so support from the crowd as well back. Do you feel like there's been ongoing support since the like. Have you been getting feedback? And that's what's really great feedback right which has been one of the most excellent pots Especially getting feedback from fascinations activists reposting and sending messages of support to say yes. This is an amazing action and thank you and great solidarity So that's been especially important but also messages from the community of like fantastic love. You guys love your work which is really excellent. Pies Action Great. You mentioned before that you had done a protest before the two thousand eighteen. At Mardi gras conducted similar one which was in solidarity with refugees affected by the coalition's offshore detention policies. They decided to make arrests in two thousand twenty. When they didn't bother a couple of years ago I think that partly Two years ago it was a fortieth anniversary so it was a special deal and I think that the police were hyper aware of how bad it would look if they were arresting quiz at Mardi gras fortieth anniversary. Forty three major. I was surprised that we were arrested. I wasn't expecting to be pulled off because it does look cyber. Add attention which is a funny flipside of the stress of getting arrested and being handled in that way Is that you do get a lot of media attention because the media loves the rest so. I was surprised that they did that. I think it was We held Taylor Square for a really long time. It was like four minutes. It's quite funny. If you watch the live footage it's pretty crazy was hosting the thing and they were sort of going. Oh this is cool my next about this and I turn back and so you guys. About how much airtime on. I think whoever was producing that was a practice and all of a sudden. He's standing down like somewhere else back absolutely. No but that's that's very funny so I think maybe part of the arrests was that we held it for so long and they obviously made a decision. I mean we were starting to move on so it was completely unnecessary. We went hosing. Risk anyone As an activist group and has a protest getting arrested. Did you consider that a bit of a success or is it more of a failure? You know what I mean. Yeah tidally I'm very aware the widest Ralian not to Romanticize being arrested flag certain groups do certain climate groups. Do think it's really important not I am. Yeah Romanticized that like. It's a really good point. Actually we certainly did not plan to get arrested In the moment it felt like a failure. I felt really disappointed. That we've been pulled out of the parade Afterwards though saying how much media attention that Roy was like okay. The flipside flipside of that happening Is that? We are getting a lot of attention. There's a lot of hate on the New South Wales. Police Force of a positive coming out of it is that we are now contributing to this conversation about whether police should be at. Mardi Gras Which is really is great to kind of Be Contributing to that conversation So I guess it's a bit of a mix maybe in the end it kind of turned into a bit of a positive thing because it brought a lot of attention and Brought out the roots of Mardi Gras and how it began as a violent very very violent Saying Against Liquids Against Quay paypal. Yeah I guess another. I don't WANNA call it a civil but another opportunity that happens within with that happening at Title Square. Was you'll right in front of that? Big Pay grandstand posting it and people sitting in the film those arrests in place on social media which. I think more attention to the process which you know strange ways is a good thing and a lot of the official photographers are sitting there. Yeah Yeah And a lot of them were taking photos. Some needed a bit of encouragement of this arrest. Come on yes. It's important to capture. The purchase did go viral in part due to the Greens leader at which you just mentioned Reposted the video on twitter over to the mayor saying did you receive any sort of a lot from more anyone from its party. Not that I have been aware I haven't been completely across the social media platforms that we're on Jenny. Leong and other grains grains later Posted video as well. She was there as well So we've got some. We've got support from your at Jenny. Leong in that way. But we'll Adam absolutely. Yeah if you say Samuel Doe the artist who did a beautiful picture of of your team members. Sorry about it until yesterday and I was really chuffed. Say That now. There was also a separate protest going on at the Monaco by Socialist Group. Code the Social Alternative who would chanting fuck the Al Pe- as the Labor flight passed by and of course federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese e then gave them the finger which has since talked about on the news and said he doesn't regret and also felt that those people shouldn't be chanting against the IOP and also felt the. You guys should not have been protesting the Liberal Party What's your take on that I look? I can get behind a message like fuck. The total focus is largely on refugee policy government policy as well as yeah working in solidarity with first nations people and the AARP does not have an excellent track record. A lot of their refugee policy has been horrendous So I absolutely can get behind A Message if we had more people would be protesting. Lp.
"mardi" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Like we said though the Real Mardi gras celebration started in earnest in Mobile Alabama. Right yes so. He named the thing. I don't know if he actually celebrated Mardi Gras but he named that little area. He named that area Ponto Mardi Gras but the so that was sixteen. Ninety nine apparently four years later Immobile before it was even a town. They celebrated their first like Mardi Gras party. Or whatever or something like that. The fort and the New Orleans was Inc founded in seventeen eighteen and they started having Mardi gras parties like shortly after that so resolved very close to the beginning of the eighteenth century everybody started having Mardi Gras and it was like directly from the French influence in the area. And if you look into the early eighteen. Hundreds like the eighteen twenties and into the eighteen thirties. This is when you start seeing a little bit more of what we're talking about as far as Carriages that are decorated People parading in masks walking on foot. Yeah well at this point or encourages. It was largely spontaneous though Church there. Just be people partying on the street wearing mass. Yeah let's talk that way. Yeah they did and then other people will walk that way too and all of a sudden you had A. That's right but the thing is these this revelry on the streets because everybody was indulging in the pointless like jolt but really really overindulge. This wasn't just your average like village party the centre everybody was getting trashed even back. Then and so people were getting in fights and people were copson horses kicking people right off of their feet. All sorts of crazy stuff was happening. It was cops New Orleans And so the the city the city leaders were like. We're not going to do this anymore. This is out of hand and an eighteen fifty seven. I believe a group of Actually from what? I saw transplants for Mobile. Who were members of a group called the Cow Bellion Durant in society. More cowbell sure they They said hey how about. This will actually organize a legit parade in. It'll be much more orderly. There won't be this chaos and they formed the mystic crew of Thomas or Komo yes so. There's a lot of cases in place of Sees Mystic K. But it doesn't look scary like we talked about right. Oh does it to you well not mystic crew but it depends on what follows mystic. 'cause it could look creepy to me okay. but crew is spelled with a k. r. e. w. e. and we should go ahead and talk a little bit about what a crew is. Yeah it's It's a group of people who get together and Technically they are like legit nonprofits and as they get larger at least via the charity organizations. They're supposed to be. Yeah and they are sort of the group of people who would get together and say this is our gang and we're going to Gang in a good way and we're GONNA make afloat and do this theme this year and then all get together and get super drunk. Probably not even I bet you there's a a non drinking crew like one gotta be there has to be at least at grew right but they They they they were anonymous originally like they were yesterday groups that were like out and proud in public but like they wore masks like their identity. Really was anonymously. You were an anonymous member of this group. Try and and Over time now people like the anonymity is not quite as important and it is to some though I think I think sometimes they take it serious new still. Yeah I mean not in like I don't know maybe you can't get kicked out it. Might it might be more of a light hearted thing but I think generally they try and still respect the the masks on approach sure. Okay all right but I mean like if you told somebody like I'm a member of the Crew of wrecks or something like that kick you out taking your mask off during the parade specifically think so. Yeah so we'll hear about it. We got that wrong. We definitely they grew from these little tiny societies into very large groups Well funded almost across the board. Yeah because they're supported by do's and they put on parades and balls masquerade balls on the night of Mardi Gras and Some of them are just really enormous. Have like big name. Celebrities like huge bands that play and yeah nominate a person to be like the leader. The King or Queen. Yeah each year. Yeah like you could. They could say Josh Clark. We want you to come down. They could and be the king of our crew this year. Right and that's how it started back in eighteen fifty seven I think is eighteen. Seventy two that. The first King of a crew is nominated right but eighteen. Fifty seven was when the mystic crew of Komo's Had what's now looked at the first As the first kind of modern Mardi Gras parade and Aside from a few years where like world wars interrupted things. They've been doing this every year since then. Yeah there's another so eighteen. Fifty seven was a big year. Eighteen seventy two. That I mentioned was another big year because that year the The traditional Mardi gras colors were added. I believe by the crew of wrecks. And there's a lot of A lot of misunderstanding supposedly so that year the crew rex named as their king or the the leader. I can't remember which one he was. The Russian Grand Duke Alexi who was from the House of Romanoff and they said well these colors came from the house of Romanov the gold the green and the purple that we also see it with with Mardi Gras. This is absolutely not true. The House of Romanov has like red yellow and blue. I believe or their colors. But that's just the legend that came about but some other stuff that year like the idea of electing a king through your Mardi Gras parade Throwing beads for the first time happen that year. Yeah the song the yeah the song what. What is it if I ever cease to You've never heard it actually so you I bet you if we played it you might recognize it. So the colors though purple stands for Justice Green for faith and gold for power supposedly. I'll just made up out of whole cloth here and the idea with the beads was supposedly originally that you would toss these two people. He thought exemplified these traits. I'm not sure how accurate that is. Either Now it is. Of course morphed into another tradition which. I don't even know if that's still going on why. Hey Mr throw me something. Throw me something Mister Mister. Throw some combination of those words. I'll show you something and you throw me something. Oh that's different so I think it went from. You look like you're involved in justice. Here's some beads to there's this traditional call. I think Mr Throw me something. Okay and then. I think it morphed into the boobs thing that you just did that literally quieter. But I don't even know you know with all the advancements we've made in the past few years if people are doing that anymore. I would like to know about that because I'm not going to go down to Mardi Gras. How come to New Orleans jazz fest? Not Mardi Gras. Yeah and I'll have a blast. Sure but I'm not going to go to this things when we were there last October. Think so yeah and there's candy in the streets in I'm like there's no way this is leftover for Mardi gras parades all the that. I was wondering yes. Do they. Just do it. All the time I mean every time I've been there have been parties. Parades just just seems like one of those towns where they're always getting down right throwing candy Should we well? I guess we should say quickly if you're before we break if you'RE GONNA go. We're not discouraging ago right But planet advance. Because it's not the kind of thing we're on a the week before you can be like. Hey Dude let's go man. I think you can go under US auspices for sure but you'll be sleeping in the van really different kind of experience hotel. You're in advance. Yeah you won't get a hotel. You won't be able to eat emeralds or anything like that. Now she planned far in advance. You could storm immortals which people who sleep in vans and talk like you just did you all right. So let's take a break and we'll talk more about Mardi gras..
"mardi" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"They think, are they? There's evidence. At least there was Mardi gras celebrating going on maybe as early eighteenth century, definitely from what I saw, there was a French explorer named Pierre Lemoyne. Sierra. De Belleville I think you. You really got it. Yeah, especially, if you crunch it together and speed it up, I can't do you really nailed it? And he was exploring around and camping out. About fifty miles south of what is now New Orleans and he's like hey i. know that they're celebrating France right now so I am going to Chris in the site point. Do Mardi Gras. and like we said though the Real Mardi. Gras celebration started in earnest and Mobile Alabama right. Yes, so he named the thing I. Don't know if he actually celebrated Mardi Gras, but he named that little area. He named that area Ponto Mardi Gras, but the so that was sixteen, Ninety nine, apparently four years later immobile before it was even town, they celebrated their first like Mardi Gras party, or whatever or something like that the fort and the New Orleans was INC founded in seventeen eighteen, and they started having Mardi gras parties like shortly after that so resolve very close to the beginning of the eighteenth century, everybody started having Mardi Gras and it was like directly from the French influence in the area, and if you look into the early eighteen hundreds like the eighteen twenties and into the eighteen thirties, this is when you start seeing a little bit more of what we're talking about. As far as carriages that are decorated people, parading and masks walking on foot. Yeah, believe at this point or encourages. It was largely spontaneous though church. There's just be people partying on the street wearing mass. Yeah, Let's talk that way, yeah! They did and then other people will walk that way, too, and all of a sudden you had a. that's right, but the thing is these this revelry on the streets because everybody was indulging in the pointless like jolt, but really really overindulge. This wasn't just your average like village party. The centre everybody was getting trashed even back then, and so people were getting in fights and people were. It was cops nine. Horses kicking people right off of their feet. All sorts of crazy stuff was happening. It was. Cops northern and so the the city. The city leaders were like we're not going to do this anymore. This is out of hand and an eighteen fifty seven. I believe a group of actually from what I saw. Transplants for Mobile, who were members of a group, called the cow bellion durant in society. More cowbell sure. They they said Hey. How about this will actually organize a legit.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"Forty seven days the whiteboard. Above your bed where you're keeping track of how much a lot of it was it. It was quite a strike. That image I think was quite a striking seeing of here. Is someone that clearly does not need to be held in detention. This is just some of those escaping persecution. And he is the telly that. They've camped about their bed of how much the tax payers paying. And it's a really good point. Why the fuck you spend money? Okay I was in the hospital for forty. My partner was in hospital for seventeen days. I was in the hospital for seven days because it was Liverpool Hospital. I had three guards outside my door to make sure I didn't escape. Three guards outside his door. There are more guards in that war than there were nurses and they were actually getting in the nurses ways now when you tell you four thousand dollars a night per bed and it's two beds not one. It was two. That's eight thousand dollars a day and then there's the guards in the medication and the nurses and the transportation and all that it was just so much but the doctors were really really very very kind to us that Liverpool hospital because his TB ended after seventeen days mine was a lot more severe. The doctors actually let him stay an extra sixty days in the hospital on necessarily just because they didn't want to separate us which was just amazing so very grateful to that but eventually he had to go and I was stuck in hospital for thirty days and I'm really grateful to Australia and Australian people industrial government actually helping curious of this because it could've killed this eventually probably within five years but you gotta keep something in mind and point part of the reason. I put that board above my bed. That tally of how much it was costing was because being hospital sucks. Okay especially when you're I wasn't especially when you're not bedridden. I mean I was healthy. I didn't have any signs or symptoms of TB or anything like that none of it and when you're in a hospital but you got three guards outside your room and you're not allowed out of that room thirty days. It wasn't any kind of health concern or anything it was just the guards and the Abe not wanting to let me out of the room. He wasn't allowed to come and visit until I appeared on the project. Chill the project got involved. Which point day started to allow him to come and visit me in the hospital Three times a week. There are people have relatives children who die while they're in custody and they don't let them out to go visit or go to the funeral. Because of the media attention and all sorts of gays the gay community was so instrumental in getting us out all the attention that was thrust everywhere on social media all the support that we got put pressure on the government to let my partner coming to visit me three times a week I started being allowed out of that hospital room. I was in for an hour a day. There were let go out in the garden and under guard still but I mean. Look now that it's that that she did that. God awful journeys is over. I mean I started a fulltime job on Monday..
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"At some point. But they don't leave that way. Luke has left the room. You've been to jail so this bracelet isn't for aesthetic purposes so the actual facilities bad but what makes it bad is that they have people that have our foreign nationals. That had visas in Australia. Arthur ALLOWED OUT INTO SOCIETY. Had committed some kind of got to keep this in my face. They've committed some kind of crime that been sentenced to at least twelve months for in Australia in prison. So those guys are now out of prison. Some observed year years twelve months for a variety of different crimes from drug dealing to rape to murder. We're in there with murderers so those people are all mixed in with the with asylum seekers and refugees and for us to be in that search in that atmosphere was quite intimidating. I mean just from the first day I had a big Samoan Guy. He's going to kill you just because I was assigned to be in the same room as him. They didn't assign us to the same broom initially at least not until they found out we were journalists and then everything changed and for us to couple of Saudi guys. Just arriving in Australia I was like horrific. It was scary crystal meth. There's so much crystal meth in Australian detention video stories. This blows my like in these detention centers that we you know astray Leah right wing. Australia's like we're going to be so careful that we've got a pink. Cape people nowadays awful places that have you know sometimes islands or have fencing all around them with Bob. Wire around it and so we're going to be so complicated but obviously this gods and bringing she'd into into these centers to care you probably say who's doing it but let me. I can't remember the names of the guards but I remember I remember. He had a hospital visit and He went to the hospital for something and he had two guards that were with him in the elevator and one of the guards opened up his back to get something out of it and just to smell of great cannabis just came out of that bag he was telling me it must be good stuff but The guards who get in but also the other way that it gets in Australia are very particular about their pat search laws so they can't really touch down here. They can't really do anything there. So visitors coming to the detention centers did actually put the drugs. They're you'd actually put a lot of drugs in their. Apparently referring says quote for the people listening. Yeah exactly yes now. Speaking of the gods some point one of the gods sits in the nine years that he'd worked there. Yeah he'd never had a gay couple before the forgot. Make you feel more comfortable less comfortable. Well when he told me that by that stage had been on the project a couple of times. Our case had already been in the media. Y- A lot so by the time. He told me that we had to twenty four hour guards on us with us because they did something stupid in the beginning When I first started doing the media interviews all by phone not in person I started talking about the drugs that were in Villawood and of course that upset the drug dealers. The guards and I was stupid. I don't ever been to prison before so it was just apparently. You're not supposed to be talking about those things especially when you say in prison rookie prison. Yeah Rookie prison mistake. They actually ended up having guards on us. Twenty four hours so anytime we would meet. I have to walk around. It'd be some be three meters away from us. Every night. They would walk into her door. Open door check out. We're okay which is kind of a pain in the ass if you're trying to have sex in the middle of the night but the asset side. That was really fucking awful. Yeah we'll cut. That was causing Christly Jerk Ben.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"Because then they're gonNA buy don't Hashtag Saudi no seriously place. We always have sanitized here so so the only fun times where like when we check into a hotel somewhere in Saudi Arabia because we traveled a lot is one of the acid. You single bed or you know. Do you want a single bad or do you want a couple of single beds and I just always felt like I should just be dangerous like no? We'll just have one big bed. Really good friend really. Saudi Arabia. People flu around boys play with the boys. Girls play with the girls. But then you get married and you know once you get married. You're expected to that lifestyle behind you. You know you're going to be wonderful husband to your wife and you're GonNa take care of your kids and you know you just kind of forget about all that stuff Well with me growing up in the US that just was not an option I mean my God before we having so much case. Excellent Grinder works over there by the way John. Does billy thing is. You're worried that the person you're meeting is he gonNA bring along five members of the religious police at which point you're going to end up on the chopping block. Catfish that's happened. We had. I have South African friend of ours. He's from South Africa and he was an English schoolteacher and he was in his thirties. And the guy had lived in Saudi for like five or six years and then He got on one of the APPS like grinder or one of those and he ended up hooking up with just nineteen year old Saudi student while the Saudi student happened to be working for the religious police and right when they got together to meet he ended up getting poundstone and the interest taken to jail. They took him back to his house. They went through computers. They went through his personal stuff. They found his collection of gay porn and they found videos he's charged with other Saudi young men and he ended up getting sentenced to two years in prison and two thousand lashes. You can imagine I mean it's sort of a partner but lashing. I mean it's just a horrible thing I mean you're trying to live your life. I mean you have sex in Slama country which is not the best divide years but I mean for him. It just completely changed the way that he was before he went in and the way that he was afterwards it was horrible experience for him so I mean I don't WanNa last time. Saudi Arabia executed. Somebody for just being gay I know. The last batch of executions day did was about thirty five to forty two people. I'm not exactly sure five of those were gay. But they weren't executed because they were gay. They executed for other stupid reasons but they just happen to be gay. So executions do continues to happen. Yes.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"Good time. I think just to actually try and talk about the topic that we're supposed to talk about. I'm sorry how we up giving People Amel thank you. I'm trying to support finding sport. I'm trying to I'm trying to breathe. I fell comfort anything. I think I genuinely sorry to be serious for half a second That there is a lot of play in guy and I can. I speak on behalf of gay men because I am game but I probably seem a lot of people in the spectrum. Use role play is a DECI- of working out who they are and that's being played some straight six. After I realized I wasn't attracted to women anymore but still with it anyway and then even when I was first having six minutes pretending like what the fuck oh is doing and I was like. Oh it's sort of an element of role play. I always say I don't know if I talked about talked about the deady. The Guy that called me daddy center at the lives nor my soul. I showed it was not recorded that thank God this evening. I was dating this guy few months ago and he was really into calling me daddy and I was really into fucking him so let them do it and then I cut it off because the night before father's day he stayed over in the morning I wake up and he wrote and he's like violence day. Daddy you no. You'd be a terrible knife. Five looks like George Costanza.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"So we touched on the past on like pup play and leather play and domination and subs but yeah like we Ramos. Yes you had that story I feel like you have a lot of stories that kind of buy off shore based but yeah like role plays like a big thing in a career community. It's a big thing in six. I mean I kind of always thought if it is it's kind of like a couples like last resort fixing relationship like in the movies and stuff and it's like this is like one last chance but yeah it's not actually always about like sexy maid outfit so like firemen and stuff like that is. It's happening but there are many aspects of role play in our lives as people not always actually but a lot sexually but I mean like honestly like we. We grow up playing a role whole life like we're playing the role of straight like like pretending to be straight in front of these people throw yet. Yeah running row. I never really got into row play where we were sort of doing characters. I've never dated anyone. That was a good actor. Yeah I've been in by day. Should be like fucking like data background. Are you fucking kidding me like a doctor? I'm GonNa give you fucking Dr Quinn I yes. He's GonNa comment on how that was an old people wherever you clearly have not saint plays like me.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"Checking. What my friend was anything so I was just scrolling through and it actually stopped on that. Trans people sick give what the fuck is this. I don't know how they do put the subtitle is pop up. If you haven't clicked on you know you can see and you just say faggot. Yeah on your phone. I hate to use the definitely triggered the F. Word I hate it. I can't even like the surname fog. Rt like I it's like Oh I hate that word say eight said and bounce thing I think fundamentally the Coda action was fucked up on this it should have been the other way round. Words have not been there instead. There should have been a number of members of the community explaining what words a positive and reinforcing for one another lift each other up because it normalizes speech. Sorry to go in a bit of rent hit but something that a lot of straight people vaas me day today is what what simple they say. Why don't you just reclaim that word? Why don't you just make it your own? And so it doesn't work anymore. But we don't WANNA use by banks to well the issue is we can't reclaim it because banks to think it's okay for it to be broadcast on twitter. People legitimately still think it's okay to use these words in mainstream media and I sent Yo sticker. Oh my God I say let let me sorry. Look at this. This was yes. Sorry guys order. This was at my tram. Stop in a very queer. Friendly talked this inbetween eighty six and and circuit to gay bars. I frequently kicked out of just at the trim. Stop someone put a sticker that said Kua AIDS KICKAPOO FDA to death so I'm sorry that's shocking but it shocked me and I had to like dolls. Albany these were stuck around. Tram stops and the thing is this. Language is so prevalent. It's so prevalent. And it's somewhat socially acceptable to use it. It's very hard to reclaim a slow and turn it into something positive. Which is why am I where people were still being a sort of affected by on a daily basis and so I hear kids saying now like three days ago and the trauma I literally like. Oh like I was at finished the day and I was walking to my tram. Stop just the same one. I go to every day and I just had my headphones and I was watching something and then all of a sudden I saw this person like yelling and I was just like what the fuck is this person saying staring directly at me and all of a sudden all I hear his faggot screaming so loud that everyone around me I looked up. And they're all staring at me and I was just like takes me back to when I was in high school and someone would say that to me and I was like. Please please. Don't get on my fucking tram like just Dr and I was just sitting on there just like petrified coal. Josh and I was just like I don't know what to do right now. Like this is ridiculous and then watching the fucking. I ended at some you kidding you probably saw it on the same day this week. Like and that's why this language company throwing. It was interesting because within the same week I have this early for. Police released very similar video. Where they read mean tweets which also included a number of slows. Hate speech and their action was much quicker. They took it down probably within a day. They were like really. We're really sorry that was inappropriate to allow speech any sort of space even if it is for members of our community you don't know the context of people consuming or being exposed to it. It's different from from Jimmy. Kimmel web Taylor swift goes someone called me fat on Instagram. And you'll laugh because these people were minorities all minorities. We're not like what they instead like what they're trying to do. They're trying to start a conversation with shock value. They could've done in a better way. I guess I'm happy as well like it could have been done in a lot worse way like we're in the wasn't people like screaming this someone coming from our community and they paid for it which was also nice. Yeah I think the important thing is. I don't think anyone's angry at the people that are. I think Controversial thought but advertise advertising guys and the goal of the campaign. It's actually technically a good campaign in then. It gives you the emotions that you're supposed to feel when you watch as the incredible Nicolas's pointed out which is which is the thing that I'm most angry about. This ad is that it's being promoted to queer people who are attending Mardi Gras. You've seen that ad then. You've probably liked modern facebook. You probably leaving Sydney or you probably have been to a gay bar in Australia or something like that. It's not the not putting this on television. Not they're not sending it to the people that actually pointed out which transpose are attending Mardi Gras. That your show. These ads should be shying no offense front row but in the grand final of the AFL people have probably dealt with. I think you probably have dealt with that kind of behavior from certain parts of the community. But they've specifically targeted to community because what they're trying to show you is not actually. Let's say listen. Let's show the people that might give us money that it looks like we're teaching a lesson. Some ads like it's not a surprise to us at those words exists. No we missed does seeing those young people with that and they were. They looked emotional and they probably were. It was probably very traumatic experience for them to feel that if the Middle Australians civilians that aren't really connected to these communities soul that ad you'd actually might have the desired effect that the ad had but don't fucking show us. We was using the right way I think is mighty gras like you get so many good advert campaigns and stuff and all that kind of uplifting and happy and like those ones that are call it glad verts like fast hit you in and it's a nice feeling. Celebrate time celebration so you don't want to be able to really negative downfield. The hurt locker APP. I don't love it like I feel like it just putting a rainbow bandaid horrible things that you can't keep silencing something until it goes away lost my hex debt but it's usually to shut up around baby face beat Yes absolutely you have to take everything with a pinch of salt coming from a bank. I mean it would be much nicer. Eight guys into the whole. And this is a big compensation for the for the last five to six years that we've been having in the community about corporate sponsorship. We're going to go where we are going to go there but I look. My opinion is as I've said many times for the people before us when Sydney night is when they were rounded up and their names are printed in the Sydney Morning Herald and they were arrested and locked up. They got fired from their jobs for being a part of Monica so for some organizations. I think it's kind of fucking amazing that they're putting their name and their money towards supporting this thing happening. This this whole festival would not have been but especially tomorrow night would not happen if there was not corporate sponsorship. I don't know the specifics of how money runs. I know people that work on the Melbourne Pride Parade which is tiny compared to the parade but the only funding they get from the government entirely goes on just closing the Straits of everything else. That they pay for has to be done from From corporate sponsors now having said that we need to look at who way taking corporate sponsorship from and if it is a one of the big banks that is contributing to detention centers or is donating money right wing fossil fuels or right wing. Political parties annoyed should not be allowed to give their money having said that. I said I don't think should be allowed to be putting their money towards campaigns or put their labels on on mighty. Yeah but I do think it's great that they do run an internal thing they're quote they're pride network which is an typing a lot of big organizations and I think regardless of how evil the company is. It's not even about visibility is making sure that staff feel good and then there's also other commercial campaign so there was the bones campaign that came out about making money like it's about making money but there is a side part to it which is that we are inquiry people that aren't the traditional underwear model. We've got some bears in there. We've got trans. People who who do not see the bodies like their own in underwear campaigns. There's a lot of buddies out in the Ot community so four people have the community to be able to say these billboards and they social media campaigns of people in in Andy's selling underwear kind of also K. With that as well yeah. It's a tricky one because I was talking to someone the other night about sort of sponsorship and D- do you guys remember when seven eleven was selling let gays sandwiches and she a bad stuff and Smith's has like rainbow chips. You can. Oh you can buy like pride flare rainbows. Anything smell like ammo is. Yeah I mean they cool if we had like a really like gay bank. We could like just like Queens. Okay cards and it'd be if you'll funding fossil fuels and Liberal Party members discriminate against us. You can't sponsor I'm sorry to say Yeah I don't take okay especially I'm sorry I already did. You see the a few years ago. Mardi Gras are actually declined to respond to ship in a partnership with sex bar. Because they didn't want to tarnish the family friendly brand and the over fetishes ation of the gay community and they thought that that was inappropriate but to take sponsorship from a from a and said I think you know we we have to hold certain decisions against and I think that's the job of the idea of having a Mardi gras and every other fast food exists. Your responsibility is to make sure that you are taking money from organizations alliance without absolutely. I just wanted to fit that in and I took place a couple of baboon so if anyone anyway. Topic is a bit of a lighter topic weirdly. I'm doing the sexy. Dopey tonight tonight. We're going to be talking about row. Play.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"Try not to use them but it might be easier to explain. Try No point. I'm joking God so i WanNa talk about the A. N. Z. said Mardi Gras campaign. Yeah we've got a van in the second one work. Oh yes thank you. Thank you for the homeland just to recap for anyone that means it on social media and stuff so there was that said that eighty percent of Qa plus. Australians received aggressive homophobic slurs directed at them in the last twelve months most of them from. Kyle apparently thank you. So hey what the fuck fuck you so? I decided to create a quote a loves loves campaign so as opposed to a love speech campaign. They have done a lot of sounds mighty grab before they were the ones that did the gainsaid Gedeon. Yes love them that I thought that was. That's the kind of branding I want but this one did not go down as well as the guy. Tm unfortunately so there was a few even positive. The campaign They main part that has upset people was there was a video that was released and it featured lgbt. Australians looking at a camera quite solemnly and repeating this. Liz heard over time. A lot of them are quite young people and it was the response was incredibly triggering to say the least very quickly there is no there was no warning of it which I think is an issue. The next thing they also released was hurt block web. What do you call it a plugging and so is the thing you could put onto your web browser that would stop homophobic or transphobic mode rainbow and stuff. We don't sort of their own ads now. Well that's the thing because it doesn't block video content whatsoever written word next ad which is also the poster campaign and the idea of the poster campaign was to replace words traditionally associated with a shared online. I think it was only released in Sydney or the prices are only up sitting like trans people are so fabulous and the idea was no no. That's not what is said. It was it said. Trans people are sick and then waited a few seconds of being so fabulous also the visual prices that were posted up on on. It's it's like lesbian. Just needs a good man and it was like to have a team of like dad writers writing this. I read it the idea of that why not. I'm not defending it all plays. I just tried to explain that. The second to the idea of that part of the campaign was to be like. Oh we're used to hearing these. Let's rephrase the conversation about these people in this. That was the idea. Let's talk about how it went. Swimmingly this is anyone that's worked in marketing knows when you do a marketing campaign there has to be a code action. There has to be some point to it and the fundamental issue with this is the CO two action in this campaign is. Let's stop using these words and start using positive words. Yeah but instead of shirk showcasing the positive yes. They actually just punched down a bunch of minorities them to repeat a lot of traumatic words without a trigger warning so I was flipping through through through through my. What is the twitter twitter co speaking? Through my tick Tock. Today I was speaking to my twitter. Just stop for a inbetween. My porn viewing checking. What my friend was anything so I was just scrolling through and it actually stopped on that. Trans people.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"Keeping and is that the right thing to do in two thousand twenty we wanNA quality. We want everyone to have the good stuff. We want everyone to come out wearing shit like this shopping. This is what pick up the groceries in Dover on me but the point is the gatekeeper is absolutely justified. In my opinion in this case because Boerum coacher is something that was created by people that were marginalized even within our community they had to create that and they had to be gatekeepers of it because they weren't accepted anywhere else so for someone that they perceived to be assist straight woman to be judging the show you know it was a bit of a no brainer kind of it. Kind of Funky. Forgive me if I'm wrong. But there was also all sort of double-handed it was the fact that people didn't know that she was queer and but also the fact that she's South Asian and yet the ballroom. New York scene was predominantly black and southern it was predominantly black and trans in New York in the eighties. Is where the same sort of culminated. So there was a weird disparity in the A number of notable members of the Trans Community's stood out and said Hey I actually applied for this and I didn't get it and it went to this person instead as in kind of retaliation to this backlash Jamila actually came out as a queer woman. And then I'm sorry guys. It got route complicated wick because is an anyone's place to say you're using your as a defense. Is You know or to question someone's narrative as none of us like very convenient for her to come out at that time like why. Come out when told us very convenient? Like y yeah but that's a very dangerous territory you because.
"mardi" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting
"They'll ask your clapping heat in the front and fact you're in a row. You're the only person in a row of people in rugby uniforms. That's not wearing a rugby uniform. Oh sorry what was it forty uniforms. You're the I reckon you must be bottoming loss. If you're I love seasons yes we need to leave that alone ESCO. Yeah has anything happened to you little while not a lot. Really? Nothing new direct mail done very was. I'm not went to Molly's the other night. And saw missy lemmings performing. She's reading the fuck out of everybody. That was sitting there in anticipation he's DOT COM. Name me I'm terrified. I think if it's a lovely shout outs north baby drag baby drag look really excellent Cleveland night here in Sydney baby drag. It's sort of a not where people that aren't experienced. What's a Code Drag Padilla's? Where did they do that? Just dolla dollar Australian Dollars K. Way All right Rod. Sorry say that a few years ago Mardi gras and I went to. I was having friends and we were like. Let's go to act so we went there and it was the underway a party and I didn't know so stripped down to my undies. Spent half an hour. There was like this is not the potty for me and then when I left they'd lost my bag and I walked time in the bar managers gym shorts and a singlet site. Talk same story. Let's get on without topics. These people paid money..
Who Put the Baby in King Cake?
"We Cubans Mark Our holidays with glee cheer and often mouth watering desserts. Entered the New Orleans King. Cake the frosted coffee cake like sweet roll typically eaten between January sixth and fat Tuesday. Which is the day before lent begins? It's a staple of the Mardi gras season for those unfamiliar with this festive dessert. The New Orleans version is often made of rich Danish style dough braided and shaped into a large ring in often with one or a variety of fillings. Think cinnamon sugar chocolate. Raspberry preserves chopped sugar cons or sweetened. Cream cheese it's usually covered in a suite glazer frosting and decorated with Gold Green and purple sugar or icing and of course hidden somewhere within the tender layers of this frosted treat is a small plastic baby which sounds real weird if you're unfamiliar so let's back up a little. Because the origins of King cake go way back and yes. There are kings involved. Kim Cake derives from the holiday. Three Kings Day also called tiffany which is a Christian Feast Day celebrated on January sixth with the day after the Twelfth Day Christmas this holiday celebrates the Biblical Tale of the Three Kings Aka. Three wise men or madge by visiting the baby. Jesus it kicks off the Mardi Gras or carnival season which lasts until the first day of lent which is a moving holiday that falls forty days before Easter. Anyway the three kings are. Why can cakes are a seasonal treats in the shape of a crown or a more or less circular band anyway? Those three colors decorated with our symbolic purple for justice. Green for faith and gold for power and tradition holds that the plastic baby in the cake represents Jesus just as Jesus showed himself to the three wise men he will show himself to those enjoying king cake. Whoever finds the baby in there slice is crowned King or Queen for a day or hosts the next Mardi gras celebration or at least buys the cake next year? It's a lucky. Token other Tokens Coins. Peas. Pecans beans were what was up in the past and may still show up hundreds of thousands of king cakes or sold at New Orleans Mardi gras season. I couldn't track down a firm total but the big commercial bakeries ramp up to producing three thousand five hundred king cakes per day. Their busiest the Danish style dough is the most popular. But it's not the only kind either flakier or fluffier dough can sometimes be found and New Orleans isn't the only place to serve king cakes by far in northern France. You can find glut their Roy a flaky. Puff Pastry was sweet almond. Filling Bulgaria and Greece have similar dishes traditionally served around the New Year but the New Orleans. Pancake is closer to the Toda. Roy from southern France made with Brioche and the Rosca de raise from Spain a ring of sweet bread topped with icing and candied fruit. Which makes sense given these Spanish and southern French settlers and colonists who got the city started in the seventeen hundreds but Mardi gras and other carnival celebrations have roots. That go way back. People have been celebrating the end of winter and the return of longer warmer days up forever. Since the first brave human dared to celebrate ancient Babylonia may have held first Carnival Circuit Two thousand six hundred BC E. This was a festival that celebrated Mirth and change through satire by making a show of role reversals. There would be a parade through the streets. A pair of peasants would be royalty for the day and royalty would act like fools pranks played. Folks would wear costumes depicting social classes other than their own and everyone partied. Sound a little familiar. These traditions were incorporated into and or disseminated through Grecian and Roman cultural traditions. The first king cakes make all the way back ancient Rome. As part of the celebration of Saturnalia. A Winter Solstice and harvest festival a pastry would be baked with the fava bean hidden inside and the finder would be named king for the day. The tradition became a part of epiphany celebrations in the Middle Ages. The fava bean was sometimes replaced by porcelain token of a crowned head to take some of the pagan out of it. When Spain France spread their outposts to the Americas the king tradition came with them and took on a life of Zone particularly in New Orleans. The baby trinket didn't come along until a bakery called Mackenzie's came up with the idea in the nineteen fifties. At first these figures were made out of porcelain and baked inside the cake. But we're eventually replaced with plastic which comes alongside the cake due to concerns about baking plastic. These early cakes were more brioche like or pedals they like and didn't have filling. That didn't come around until the nineteen eighties as acres began adding more eggs and sugar to the recipes or straight up switching to Danish pastry recipes. An anecdotal tail puts the first commercial. Filled can cakes in New Orleans tonight. Eighty-three according to Baker Jones semen that year baked four filled cakes? Her husband took one to work and they got twenty five calls about filled cakes within thirty minutes through the nineteen eighties and nineties. Cajun and creole food became national trends and shipping technology improved as well allowing for more or less affordable overnight shipping then in two thousand four the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina honed New Orleans sense of community history and pride and both local and national hunger for these traditional dishes which means that celebrates have a veritable glut of kinky options today. Miniature king cakes can kick doughnuts. Can Kate Vodka can take bourbon? Milk Punch can kick smoothies and of course in a city that loves the party. A whole can cake festival held in late. January
"mardi" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Mardi Gras is over that means let's start yes yes today's Ash Wednesday twenty given up for lent you know what I'm giving up what went they the name yeah this should give you move in the seventies eighties and nineties on Sunday when I was.
2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans
"New Orleans police say it happened just before seven PM as the popular krewe of Endymion was rolling down the street thirteen floats had already passed when the fourteenth hit the man the fatality comes as New Orleans is still mourning the death of a fifty eight year old woman who witnesses say was run over by a tandem parade float Wednesday night when she tried to cross between it those types of multiple floats connected together and pulled by one tractor are now banned for the rest of the season which ends on fat Tuesday I'm Julie Walker
Mardi Gras float victim in New Orleans is 2nd fatality in days
"Two there's been a second death related to this year's Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans authorities say a man was struck by a tandem trailer and killed a police have canceled the use of tandem floats for the remainder of the season this woman saw the tragic accident newsreader federal pushed him to get the trolls and the devastation happened right in front of his family this happened just two days after a woman was hit and killed by a float in New
Houston: How to get around Mardi Gras
"Traffic in and around the islands and this weekend we've got Mardi Gras celebrations and parades night tomorrow seven it is forty five north freeway southbound Florida's one aspirin could relate to traffic at a restaurant not a site for **** walk elected HOV lane again you went into the Gulf as windows dot com twenty four hour
The Basque Carnivals
"Let's start with a look at the Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations going on in Basque country. The customs and street parties will vary from town to town one of the oldest cultures in Europe. The Basques include some interesting public festivities in the days leading up to the fasting period of length traditions. That sometimes go back further than anyone can remember for a peek at how they do carnival in Basque country. We're joined by Claire Noah. She's from Hess Barron in the French Basque country and a Gustin lives in San Sebastian. On the Spanish side of the border. Welcome Claire and Augustine. Thank you very much so first of all. You're both from best country. Claire who are the Basques just very briefly and the basket is one of the oldest civilization in Europe and we are divided on those two parts one in France in another Barton Spain and Augustine. Those the language of Basque people yes. We speak Basque language which we call Skater. Who Scatter I WANNA talk about. Carnival carnival basically is the blow out before lent that leads up to Holy Week and Easter. It goes way back to even pre Christian Times on trying to get through the winter and there's a hope for resurrection for new crops in the fields for the end of the hunger time and the darkest depths of winter. I think the meat was going to go bad. And they had to eat it. All or something or carnival. Carney is the word meat and that led up to forty days of denial lent and then Easter so we know Mardi Gras in New Orleans. That's basically fat Tuesday in French. And IT'S CARNIVAL TIME RIGHT. Turn tell me about carnival. Because it's a big deal in Basque country. A Gustin what is carnival in your perspective. As a person in Basque country we have to waste of Celebrating carnival the more more than Christian celebrations. There are more popular on the Spanish side on the more traditional Pagan celebrations. That you can find in the past country of France. The difference is the recent history. I mean this pagan celebrations were banned by the dictator Franco for thirty five years He banned the use of the language and all kind of Celebrations related to pass or and this was banned. Sue was probably lost the in that time. So let me get this straight. You've got Basque culture. Which is a lot of ways? The same in France and in Spain but carnival is a mix of Christian and pagan traditions. And when you see these crazy creatures jumping up and down in Europe in many cultures it's pre Christian and it's a way to integrate the the indigenous religion in ancient times with the Christian. The newer religion and Franco was allied very carefully with the Catholic Church in Spain. He didn't want any pagan influence in the Spanish Basque country so he said this is a Christian festival none of that Pagan stuff but in France they were more free to have let loose with the pagan craziness. Correct correct Franco considered himself the highest representation of the Catholic Church and turn the country into a religious state Now clear I would imagine in France. Then you have some pretty wild costumes when people dress up during carnival especially where the Pagans go crazy in the French side of the border. What is the carnival? Can you just were on radio but paint a picture for look like for me? It's colorful with many natural things so we will have flowers leaves and we will have ribbons. We will have a chilling chuck which is a small bells everywhere. So you have to hear the carnival and you have to say it's an explosion. Okay of joy. It's just a moment where you go out from last year and everything that went wrong and you wish something really good for the next one so you just have to explodes yourself and just let it go. Go out with your animal part of you. Let your animal free and you're inside and we all have this side in so we have just. This is the perfect moment just to and then you start again so you dress up. There's music there's staying up all night. What's going on in different places? You've got different carnivals into French part of the Basque country three provinces for example Nepali which is really famous. You've got cash Celtic. So those people are going from house to house every weekend before carnival low even after they go to each house. They had get to know the neighborhood. So it's kind of ritual and they'll go to every house they sing. They play music. They DANCE. They share several cups of wine. And then it's a big party the tired but it's it's really nice. This is so interesting because I've been going to the best country for a long time and I have to be honest. I feel there's more character and enthusiasm in Spain because the French Basques are more French to me. More controlled by Peres but here on carnival. You let that ask animal that when you hear Claire. Talking about that from the Spanish Basque side on Carnival do you relate to have an animal you're gonNA lose all And fortunately now we have just a couple of little towns in the north of Navarro which are having the celebration in which the these men are carrying big belts that are bouncing and making big noise. Dig Like cowbells accounting. Yes huge cultures. A lot of this You know animal caretaking in the Malki. As the purpose of it is to wake the nature awake. The youth. Springtime is communist very much related to the end of winter. Welcome in the New Year and also we can in the nature and the spring is coming. So he's very much really. That's something you can see in two different towns in the north of Pamplona Navarre and also a couple of towns in the area outside San Sebastian. When I think of eastern Spain anyways I think of processions solemn processions like in savvy and so on some Amazon Too Holy Week Carnival feels a little more. Just apart and in. Holy Week is more sacred. Yes especially in the spiny side. You'RE GONNA see is big. Parades like you'd like him to turn off taller than most popular. One people go from all the areas. Go and see this parade. Our guest from Basque country are Agustin Cerita from San Sebastian Spain and Claire. Moya from aspirin a little town outside zone in the southwest corner of France.
New York Icons: Kaufman Astoria Studios
"New York for its entire. History has brought people together of wildly different backgrounds and that might be different races or cultures or a geographic areas Irish people and Jews and African Americans and you know Italians but also different classes. You had the tenement girl and the rich playboy and everybody in between well. That's just a natural for storytelling. But when these stories were told by Hollywood what was distinctly New York about them could get flattened out for the mainstream. If you look today at a Marx brothers movies the first couple of Marx brothers films. They're throwing all these terms around. Mommy's Nora Nori. There is Jewish for free loader animal crackers in the coconuts where designs you know for a New York audience but when the Marx Brothers then do moved to Hollywood and they begin making films for MGM. There's no Yiddish in those movies anymore. Right they become the sort of universal. You Know Hollywood movie Marx Brothers that that's from forty second street classical nine hundred thirty three musical about the Broadway chorus girl who becomes a star that connick number has the busby Berkeley dance formations but it also has the skyline the elevated train street vendors and attempted rape and murder. It's a film about New York. Made in Hollywood that helped form what sanders calls the mythic city. That dream version of New York. That's a distillation of the real place. Forty Second Street and all those back stage musicals that were made all the homes that were about the putting on of a Broadway show. They were shot in Broadway theaters. They were shot in Hollywood sound stage theaters. You know there was just endless numbers of these amazing films which did not have a single frame except possibly the establishing shot the opening shot would be shot in New York as the credits ran by with music behind him in. May Nineteen thirty. Three paramount turned the Astoria studios over to its main creditor western electric that companies filmmaking arm Eastern Services Studios INC operated it as a rental studio for independent productions. Its output varied widely. The Scoundrel for example was set in Manhattan's literary world. Noel Coward plays a ruthless hated publisher. Julian place the woman he charms. Mary's then abandoned putting something happened. Man I do live. I hope you're playing folk killed when you're dying using it on. The homepage of the year does not think of human when he dies. He's condemned to damnation unless he finds one person on Earth to mourn. Him novelists writes Ben. Hecht and Charles MacArthur rotated but at Astoria. They also got to produce and direct. They won an academy award for best original. We don't be Marquette. Hulu your new. There was a series of Spanish language. Musical starring Tangos Star Carlos Gardell Tambien. A nineteen thirty. Three's Emperor Jones was based on the controversial Eugene O'Neill play main character was a black pullman porter who escapes prison to become dictator of a small island. The film could only have been made with independent funding. Then the studios were called to service for World War Two. The Department acquired the property in Nineteen Forty Two and the pictorial center of the army. Signal Corps moved into make trading and propaganda films. They expanded the facility and built barracks for the soldiers. The army used motion pictures in the war effort and turned to experienced filmmakers for help frank. Capra worked on a series of orientation films called why we fight one episode related to our won the Oscar for best documentary. Just what was it? Made US change our way of living overnight but turned our resources are machines our whole nation into one vast awesome producing more and more weapons of war instead of the old materials by the end of the war the ABC employed over two thousand people making movies over half of them civilians. All this work even brought new film techniques like multiple angles shooting and change film in even more momentous ways for five years American audience. It has been seeing newsreels. And it's someone you know. A movie maker said well you couldn't you couldn't bring in the enemy for for production meeting you know before. The battle and people went out with sixteen millimeter cameras. And these lightweight cameras that could go everywhere. They saw actual action after the war audiences and creators had developed a taste for this more realistic filmmaking. There was an appetite. For a new kind of filmmaking. That would be used more available light less contrived cinematography be shot with faster. Granier film be more shot on location and feel more like a took place in real place and not this kind of fabricated construct and be more adult this desire for realism meant the glossy representations of New York. That Hollywood made before the war wouldn't do director is like Ilya. Kazan felt their stories needed New York locations and New York talent. You don't understand I coulda had class. Gerber contamination could have been somebody by the MID FIFTIES NEW YORK. Filmmakers were more than just contenders. The Oscar wins for on the waterfront in nineteen fifty five and Mardi fifty six affirm. That excellence could come from outside. Hollywood New York is setting is capable of whatever mood or dramatic statement? You WanNa make architecturally in its light for talk about winter light as Mr Bergman did. New York's winter light image. That Sidney Lumet in the documentary film titled by Sidney Lumet. He grew up on the lower east side in nineteen fifty seven. He went from directing theater and TV. Two movies with twelve angry men. You're asking us to believe that somebody else did the stabbing with exactly the same kind of knife. Larger a million or one go onto make more New York classics like Serpico Dog Day afternoon and network. He died in twenty eleven. I'm not comfortable anyplace but New York when I leave New York for any other place in the United States My nose starts to bleed. Filmmakers at this time took full advantage of New York locations for their exterior shooting. When they needed a controlled indoor set they may do with whatever studios were available. Tv Or old movie studios the old Bronx by graph for example operated as a rental studio under different names until the seventy s the Astoria Studios. Meanwhile were still occupied by the army. There was some leftover stages from the twenty s and they reuse them and Sidney Lumet told me amazing stories of going onto these studios which he was in an editing room up in the Bronx. That had been Edison's old editing suite with an e draw you know kind of worked into the curtains E for Edison. These were the oldest movie studios in the world and they were using them in the nineteen fifties to make all those great early in mid fifty s movies like Twelve angry men and on the waterfront the city eventually recognized how vital New York and the screener to each other in nineteen sixty six mayor. John established the first mayor's film office in the world to lower hurdles to filming their Lindsay's film office streamline the permitting process and removed a lot of red tape for shooting in the city he even dedicated a police. Unit to location shoots then in nineteen seventy. The army moved production to different site and turned the Astoria property over to the federal government. This was not simply a movement of some soldiers because most of the people making the films were grips carpenters electricians and actress who were part of. New York's commercial motion picture industry so they were not at all happy when this plug got pulled in Astoria. The complex sat abandoned. For years unprotected and open vandals people would go in there. Rip The copper out of the walls and those people with a purpose then they were also just people in there for mischief terrible condition in the meantime you have this eyesore at the edge of a residential communities have halfway between the area and Long Island city. It's just getting worse and worse and worse. They abandoned cars dropped all around weeds growing through the sidewalk. I remember this very clearly. The film unions local community and the city got together to preserve the studio site. Save film jobs and clean up the neighborhood in nineteen seventy seven. They formed the nonprofit a story of Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation. They managed to prevent the studio from being sold off or turn down by getting the site on the National Register of historic places a process that normally took years.
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"Mardi ballon helped to create the Jefferson airplane. It was through the band's evolution to the Jefferson starship where he found commercial success Balan whose voice carried songs like miracles and count on me died Thursday at the age of seventy six. Balan? Also ran a nightclub that saw young stars of the day like the doors and Janice Joplin take the stage the airplane said in a statement. We've lost a true legend already Balan helped start a revolution that still lives on today. Go Rakoff CBS news. W j news time twelve thirty five a pair of minors being questioned by police after a number of cars were stolen from a Fiat Chrysler lot. Newsradio nine fifty s. Lauren Barth, hold reports. Police say they've recovered eight vehicles taken from FCA's Jefferson north plant in Detroit on Friday morning for others. Three dodge chargers. Jeep Cherokee were stolen earlier this week. After thieves crashed their offense with a separate vehicle. Back in may nine ram pickup. Trucks were taken at near a Warren truck assembly plant, Lorraine Berthold WJ NewsRadio nine fifty. A security breach. Impacting fifty million users, a Facebook the social media giant reporting. It's view s feature was recently hacked. We don't know if hackers the way they're able to get in. We don't know if they can view other third party apps that we use Facebook to log into. So that's still undecided undetermined right now. So think of all the other places that you log in with your Facebook to access third party apps. Maybe it's your messenger, and you have a long history of very important or confidential texting chats that you're having with people. It might be a good idea now to go in and reset the log in for those particular third party apps. That's David dear Jo cybersecurity and privacy expert at burns and Wilcox..