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A highlight from Hugh talks "Filthy Rich Politicians" with Matt Lewis
"Welcome America back using a song from the boss because it's quoted in this brand new book. Matt Lewis, filthy rich politicians. Matt Lewis joins us now. Good morning, Matt. How are you? Hey Hugh, I'm doing amazing. Good to see you. Good to see you. It's been a long time. First time I met Matt was in 2008 at the Texas Republican State Convention. I don't know if you remember back that far, Matt, but you're that old. I do, you took us out to dinner and paid. I remember that really well. All right, well, Matt, this is a fine book. Congratulations. I want to begin though. Thank you very much. And Hugh, I was a young staffer at townhall .com at the time. And that's why you paid. your I appreciate mentorship of young conservatives. I try, I try. And this is a very good book. We agree on about 75%. We disagree on some and we'll get to that. But I want to start with, you know, you wrote the best article or book on grifting by PACs, by super PACs. And you know, one of the things Jack Smith is investigating is illegal fundraising by the Donald Trump stay in office effort. Do you find it unusual that the first person to get prosecuted for that is the former president? Oh, I think it's, you know, I think it's one of those things where the nail that stands up gets hammered down. What's the old proverb about that? You know, I think it's a combination of factors, but Donald Trump has put himself in the line of fire, so to speak, legally. So not - I'm just so disturbed by that because based on your first book, I don't think I've ever received an honest fundraising appeal. I mean, you, especially the ones that came up during the Tea Party movement, didn't you write that original story on the Tea Party movement with just a giant grift? Yeah, no, I wrote, so I wrote an op -ed for the Wall Street Journal about this. And part of it ended up also being in my book as well, my old book, Too Dump to Fail. But yeah, this was a real problem. In fact, there were candidates running, I'm sorry, candidates who weren't even running for office, had no plans to run for office, and someone would start a super PAC like Draft Condi Rice, and somebody would raise millions of dollars, and most of it would go in their own pocket. I it's think scam PACs was the term - That's your term, scam PACs. And I appreciate that, and I tell everyone about it all the time. Never give a dollar to a PAC, never. It's lining the pockets of a crooked person. So Matt, let's get to filthy rich politicians. First of all, I did not know you grew up in Maryland. I did not know you had moved to West Virginia. So are you gonna support Jim Justice or Joe Manchin in the Senate race, Matt Lewis? What do you live with? I'm for Jim Justice mainly because he has this amazing bulldog named Baby Dog. And I literally live in a state when during the COVID pandemic, in order to get West Virginians vaccinated, which by the way, Jim Justice was a leading governor early on pushing vaccinations, in order to get West Virginians vaccinated, we had a lottery where Baby Dog would pick the winner and you could win a gun or a truck. And so based on that alone, Jim Justice has earned my vote. Well, Baby Dog has been on this show. And Baby Dog, I don't know how old Baby Dog is, or if it's like the Georgia Bulldog and it's like Baby Dog 4, but Baby Dog is a heck of a campaign operator. Let's start with a name of a book I've never seen before. Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. This is a big book in your life. I wrote an advice book once called In But Not Of. Is this book still, you're the one you recommend, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. Does it still work? It's been decades, I assume, since you read it. Absolutely. So it's by a guy named Harvey McKay. And he was, believe it or not, in the envelope business, as I recall. I think he had another book called Pushing the Envelope. He had another book called How to Swim with the Sharks and Not Get Eaten. And he literally wrote this book, it's called Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, the only networking book you'll ever need. And me coming from a very rural background, the son of a prison guard, my dad was a correctional officer in Hagerstown, Maryland for 30 years. I honestly had no idea the concept of networking. I mean, even the concept of like, let's make friends with people and when you have a book that comes out, maybe you email them and they'll have you on the radio show. Like the way that the world works for 99 % of successful people, I literally had no concept of that. No one ever taught me, no one ever taught me like, literally set me down and had a conversation with me about it and I also never observed it in practice. And so at the age of 25 or 26, I read this book and it actually changed my life. And it still works? You think it would still work today? Absolutely. Oh, absolutely. I mean, because this is based on relationships. Remember in Jerry Maguire, his mentor, is it Dickey, whatever, says to you, the key to this business is personal relationships. You can't sell anybody if you don't love everybody. Like that will work forever. It doesn't matter if there's technology or no technology. And by the way, this is not a manipulative thing. That's the thing I loved about this book is that Harvey McKay was not advising, let's manipulate people. It was about building relationships and friendships with people that are reciprocal and mutually beneficial and I'm a fan. Yeah, there are three kinds of friendship according to Aristotle. The first, the friendship of utility. There's nothing wrong with it. It doesn't bring pleasure. The second kind of friendship or wisdom, the third kind of friendship, but it is necessary. So I'm glad to plug that book. Now on money, your general theory is Tug McGraw quote. I like it, I love it, I want more of it. I am with you too, but the best way to do that is to work three jobs for 50 years. You're not gonna get rich quick in America. You have to work three jobs for 50 years and you'll be comfortable. You have got nothing against money. I want to be clear at the beginning of that. You're not an anti -capitalist. That's exactly right and I tried to go out of my way to really stress that. My wife is a Republican political fundraiser for conservative candidates and I'm somebody who's here hawking a book desperately, trying to get people to go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books -A -Million, wherever fine books are sold and buy filthy rich politicians. So I am a capitalist, I am a entrepreneurial, I love America and I want to become filthy rich. But I also, I will say, Hugh, I don't think money's the root of all evil. I do think the love of money is the root of all evil. So obviously we have to keep things in perspective and not become greedy. And honestly, I think that's the problem with our politicians is that a lot of them, they're disordered. Their priority is not we the people, it's actually cashing in. That to me is the problem. And you make a good argument that a number of people are driven by that. Let's start with our common area of most agreement. I believe with you and you make a good case, stock trading, active stock trading by members of Congress should be illegal. You make that argument at length, Nancy Pelosi is exhibit number one, but there are a lot of offenders. Why do you think that? I agree with you, I can parrot your argument, but you make your argument. Why should stock trading be illegal by members of Congress? Well, first let me say, I don't wanna take credit for this development, but just today, this morning, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Senators Josh Hawley and Kirsten Gillibrand are about to propose a law that would do exactly what I'm calling for, which is banning members of Congress and their families from betting on stock market. And the reason for this, Hugh, is a couple reasons. Number one, it really looks like several prominent members of Congress are engaging in insider trading. In other words, and I can go chapter and verse on this if you want, but we don't have to get too in the weeds, but very clearly, if you look in the book, it looks like members, prominent members of Congress are using inside information that they have from their jobs in Congress to make money to profit on the stock market. And also, I think even more disturbing, during times of crisis or great change, they're using their information to mitigate the losses, to dump stock before something bad happens. They have information you and I as citizens do not have. So I think whether they're really, whether they're engaging in insider trading or whether it just looks like it, either way, it is eroding trust in liberal democracy, in our institutions, and in our lawmakers. Yeah, if we go back to the market crisis of 2008, my dear friend, John Campbell, one of the most ethical men I know, a car dealer, by the way, who came to Congress with a lot of money told me, because Matt has some harsh words for car dealers where I disagree with him, but we'll come back to that, but John is very, very ethical. I've gone to church with him forever. I know him very, very well, and he's a good car dealer and an honest man. He's out of the business now. But he told me about a briefing he got during the financial crisis. He didn't trade stocks. He would never do that. But if you had been in that briefing, you would have dumped every financial stock, and apparently some people did. They should go to jail, but that's not technically insider information. Right, so first of all, it hasn't even been illegal for Congress to engage in inside trading until 2012. That's when Congress passed the Stock Act, and now it is illegal for them to do it. However, I guess my argument is, and I go back to Martha Stewart, you know? I mean, what would you do if someone called you up, let's say someone called me up and said, hey, Matt, you know that stock that you've got your entire retirement in right now? They're gonna announce tomorrow that that super drug doesn't really work. So just a heads up. Tomorrow it's gonna come out that that drug that you've invested your entire life savings in is not effective, and it's hurting people, actually. What would I do? You'd kinda be a fool if you didn't dump the stock, right? You'd be an idiot. And so I think just as the normal course of work of a member of Congress, you're going to be privy to information that average members, average citizens do not have. And so the best way, and it's impossible to police this, how do we know for certain whether Senator Richard Burr knew COVID was going to be so bad because he's the chairman of the Intel Committee, or maybe he just reads a lot of newspapers and follows the story more closely than most Americans. It's impossible to sort of parse things like that. So the simplest way to solve this problem is to ban members of Congress from trading in the stock market. You can still own mutual funds. And Matt Lewis and I are gonna continue talking about this, but banning stock trading by Congress and their family, their spouse, not their kids, their spouse is absolutely essential to the integrity of the United States. Don't go anywhere. I'll be right back with Matt Lewis. The book is Filthy Rich Politicians. Matt knows the Luntz Law, which is to say the title of the book seven times in every interview, but we're gonna say it more than that. Filthy Rich Politicians. Stay tuned.
Fresh update on "martha stewart" discussed on The Garden Question
"What's your earliest Christmas tree memory? We always celebrated when we were a small child and had five siblings and we went to my grandfather's place. Of course, there were no artificial trees at that point and there were no retail lots where you could buy a tree in the area that we grew up in in a rural farm community. He would go out and cut a local tree, which in this case happened to be an eastern red cedar. The tree was never displayed until Christmas Eve. We would go there Christmas Eve. The tree had just been put up an hour or so before we came. Good German family never displayed a tree for a week or two or three in advance. It was Christmas Eve. Sometimes I remember my dad telling me that they went to bed without a tree and when they woke up, they had a tree. It was always interesting for us to get there just after the tree had been displayed because otherwise there would not be anything Christmassy in that location. So, I remember those incidents quite vividly. What led you to study in Varsity and then deciding to teach and research the field? That's an interesting question in that I really can't tell you. I always had a natural affection for the outdoors. So, I grew up on a farm. We did the typical farm crops, corn, soybeans, cattle, hogs. We had a very large diversified farm. When I decided to go to college, I got a hundred dollar scholarship because of some academic achievements. That was probably the incentive that really encouraged me to go on to a university. I really liked going to parks. I liked going to forest stands. I enjoyed the outdoors from hunting to whatever. It was just a very much a part of me. Studied the first year and thought I'll go into forestry. I had weighed some other alternatives, became a member of a class of about 20 individuals. We all had similar interests. It was a very outdoor-oriented program, very intense, I might add. I think the requirements for a degree were about 12 semester credits, more than for ABS or BA and most other disciplines. Took more time. I just enjoyed it. It was out of doors. I never regretted that. It's fulfilling to do something that you have always wanted to do that eventually turned into not only a job as a university professor, but an opportunity to start a Christmas tree farm, not knowing much about what I was doing in terms of specifically getting involved in Christmas trees, although I had done some research and some extension outreach in Christmas tree production, bought 160 acres of land by scraping together whatever we could. This was in the middle 1970s, sold firewood, tapped the maple trees that we had here on the farm, sold a sap to a neighboring producer, managed to make the payments by renting out some of the crop land, planted a couple thousand trees the first year, managed to keep things alive, sold the first tree in 1983. I think we got $15 a tree and eight species a year choice. That gave a little income to buy the planting stock for the following year. We probably sold maybe a hundred trees the first year, a couple of hundred the second. Third year, it began to increase as we had a little more income coming in. We planted more trees. We ended up planting about right at a hundred acres of trees. Well, sales have picked up significantly. We are way larger than what I ever thought it would amount to be. We came into this primarily with the idea of having a couple of kids that I could help pay for their college tuition, which it did. We now sell about 6,000 cut your own Christmas trees, plus some wholesale trees. And so we keep busy. I never had forestry background growing up at all, but it was something that was just in my mind and it all came together. The last 45 years in the Christmas tree business have been extremely rewarding to us and kind of fulfillment of a dream. That's good. What kind of challenges have you overcome? There are a lot of things you have to do in a Christmas tree operation that you cannot do from the seat of a tractor or a sprayer or any other kind of mechanized equipment. To be sure, there are good mechanical pieces of equipment, but there's a lot of hand labor. Every year, every tree is trimmed or shaped. That is a hand operation in which the density of the tree is enhanced by trimming the lateral branches. The shape, the symmetry of the tree is enhanced by that as well. The rate of growth, you prune it in such a way, trim it in such a way that it increases the density such that it's not an open growing tree. People want a natural Christmas tree to look just like the best artificial Christmas tree they have ever seen. That means perfectly symmetrical, perfectly uniformly dense, not prickly, can hold ornaments, going to have excellent needle retention. There are a number of things that you can try to build into a natural tree. We have done that. We have certainly changed our species. We started off with species like pine and some Douglas fir, which are all significant species in different parts of the country. We soon learned that we could not produce high quality Douglas fir. We eventually learned that planting Colorado blue spruce makes a nice tree, but they're very pricky and some people do not like that. Plus they're subject to a needle cast disease that can cause significant needle loss on the lower part of the tree and on the interior branches. White pine, beautiful tree, but it's a very weak branch tree and one that does not hold heavy ornaments. The tree that we settled on and much of the industry has now is Fraser fir. Fraser fir is native to the higher elevations of the Appalachians, starting in North Carolina and moving north up through perhaps parts of Virginia, maybe a little bit into West Virginia as well. It has a couple of other close relatives. There's a species called canane fir, actually spelled canan, C-A-N-A-A-N, which grows in West Virginia. It's a subspecies of balsam fir, which grows the entire Appalachian region from Maine and north all the way down to parts of North Carolina. All three of those species have prominence in the Christmas tree industry because they have similar attributes. They have excellent fragrance. They have short needles. They're soft foliage. Depending on the site, the soil conditions, the locations, some are better suited for some parts of the Christmas tree producing region than others. The true firs are the most popular species for Christmas trees anywhere east of the U.S. In the Western U.S., it's noble fir, which comes out of Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and parts of British Columbia. That's a very popular species there as well. How's the Christmas tree industry changed since you've opened Tannenbaum Farms? Not only since we opened the farm, how's the Christmas tree industry changed in the last 30 to 40 years or so? It has changed enormously. When Christmas tree production in plantations began seriously in the late 1940s after World War II and on through the 1950s, it was for the most part a small landowner business. It was not corporate entities or large farms that were basically producing Christmas trees. That was where someone had 80 acres, 40 acres, 120 acres, 160 acres, and they put 40 acres in Christmas trees. The species at that point were primarily in the Eastern U.S. with Scotch pine. And in the Western U.S., Douglas fir was important. Scotch pine was the species that was widely planted nearly anywhere where there was a commercial Christmas tree industry. It is a European species with many different seed sources that are called varieties from the British Isles to the main continent to species that would go under French Scotch pine, Belgian Scotch pine, a number of other sources that even up into the Scandinavian countries, a different variation in the species that made it adaptable to very cold regions, for example. That species dominated the markets. It was easy to grow. It did not require anything specific with regard to sites. It can grow on dry site, to some extent wetter sites, heavier soils, sandy soils. It just grew well, had very few insect and or disease problems associated with it. Just had to be sheared every year. Had excellent needle retention, but it was longer needle, maybe two to two and a half inches in length on the average. That was a little bit objectionable for some of the more trendy decorating styles that were coming into existence. Beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s and continuing on from then through the year 2000, the short needle fir trees began to move into the marketplace. They were more demanding, as we've talked about earlier in terms of site. Many Scotch pine growers who were successful growing Scotch pine now found the demand for Scotch pine decreasing substantially. And in fact, many of them got out of the business. Firs were much more demanding with regard to fertility and water and did not grow uncared for like Scotch pine did, other than the shearing. The industry moved from a very large number of small growers to now seeing a reduction in the number of growers. Also seeing an increase in larger farms that began to buy some of the better sites that Scotch pine growers had. Planted those to fir and now became much larger in growing Christmas trees on a wholesale scale. The industry has maybe kept its volume up, but the number of participants or growers in it has decreased tremendously in the last 40 years. It's now dominated by the wholesale sector by very large farms. We have farms here in Michigan that will sell a half million trees per year or more. That's true in the Pacific Northwest as well. There are farms in North Carolina, which will easily sell a couple of hundred thousand trees per year. Would be true also for parts of Pennsylvania, maybe even into New York state. There's still a large commercial production in Ontario and Quebec. In the Pacific Northwest, while Douglas fir is still a significant species, the real emerging species has been noble for a sibling, if you will, of these species that grow in the Eastern US. Larger farms have continued and have gotten larger and smaller farms have decreased. The Michigan Christmas tree industry, for example, in 1990 probably had 350, maybe 400 members. At that point, 75% of those would have been primarily wholesale producers. That would have been true in the Northwestern US region as well. Today it has a couple hundred members of which 75% or so or more would be choose and cut operations. The popularity of choose and cut has increased tremendously as it has been promoted as visiting a choose and cut farm. Getting the Christmas tree is a part of the Christmas season that is memorable. It's like the old yule log. We went out and got some wood for the Christmas tree fire and we called it a yule log and you heard of that story. The choose and cut aspect has promoted Christmas trees as a family endeavor, an outing where you go to a farm, you're assured of a fresh cut tree. You can participate in selecting it, you can take pictures, you can do a number of things that will be different than buying a tree at a wholesale lot, whether it be one of the big box stores or a service club lot or whatever, nothing against those. There are excellent sources for a number of people and that's fine. Choose and cut business has increased in popularity because of the involvement in making this Christmas tree selection a part of the Christmas tree season. Not unusual on a Christmas tree farm that focuses on choose and cut to see two or three generations of people all come together as a family to select a Christmas tree or two or three Christmas trees depending on who is participating in the visit. The Christmas tree choose and cut farm has moved into the wreath business, it has moved into the garland business, it has moved into gift shops, it has moved into other kinds of what's called agritainment in which it's not just a visit to go get a tree and the kids sit in the car while dad goes and picks one up. No, it's a total family involvement. They feature wagon rides and bonfires and concession stands and Santa Clauses and horse drawn wagons and in some cases sleigh rides and that has increased to the point where the number of trees that are sold each year from cut your own farms has increased substantially. The number of Christmas trees produced wholesale has gone down a little bit because of severe competition of course from the artificial tree and that industry but increasingly so from cut your own farms and their agritainment destination as well as a source for getting a tree. It's become an experience in life and a kickoff to the Christmas season. It is and Christmas tree operator of a choose and cut farm, he or she is aware of that. They will end up trying to make this an enjoyable experience because it's competitive in many locations. The tree is going to be fresh. Some people will focus more on large trees. For example, we sell trees up to 15 feet in height because in the last 20-25 years, cathedral ceilings and vaulted ceilings and larger living rooms, sun rooms, all kinds of accommodations have been made where there can be a large tree displayed. The festivities that go along with their many different concession operations sell fresh donuts. They sell cider. They sell hot chocolate. They sell things you can do. Many of them will have bonfires. That's a very popular event for people to come and sit around a bonfire. Not everybody gets to do that in urban locations unless they go on a camping trip or something of that sort. It's gotten a lot of popularity associated with the destination location as well as what you're going to see when you get there. Some Christmas tree farms even have arranged locations for people to tailgate, like a football game, and you're going to go there and spend a couple hours tailgating and if the weather is appropriate, enjoy just being out and about. I'm also a supporter of the National Christmas Tree Association Christmas Tree Promotion Board, which is an organized effort funded by a check-off system that supports an industry-wide research, promotion, and advertising campaign. That money is invited among research operations designed to benefit Christmas tree producers. It also supports an aggressive marketing program trying to attract natural Christmas trees, real Christmas trees, to younger families that may have grown up with an artificial tree and have never had the experience of selecting, harvesting, and displaying a real Christmas tree. As a part of that operation, they have developed in the last couple of years a slogan, and that slogan is, it's Christmas, keep it real. I think that not only portrays and displays and connects the real natural Christmas tree with the Christmas tree event, but also somewhat subtly I think goes back and focuses on the original Christmas story, the birth of Christ, the Magi who were there, the manger scenes, the number of hymns and Christmas carols that have resulted from that. Kind of quietly it says, let's go back and look at what the real meaning of Christmas is and then let's celebrate that with a natural Christmas tree. The objective when you say it's Christmas, keep it real, not just a natural tree, but let's go back and focus on what Christmas is all about and was about originally. How do you select a Christmas tree? You make me chuckle on that a little bit because sometimes I don't think the individual who is selecting the tree knows exactly what he or she is looking for. I say that as somewhat tongue and cheek. Fraser Fir has been advertised and promoted in the Eastern US as the tree. It is, it's an excellent tree, no problem with that, we've talked about it. Some people will come in and we sell pre-cut trees as well. I'll say, what are you looking for? I'm looking for a Fraser Fir. Do you know what they look like? I've heard about them. They're standing next to one in the barn that is rubbing their elbow. They don't know the species, which is why on every tree we sell, we identify the species. How tall is your ceiling? The room where you're going to display this tree? I don't know. Is it a standard ceiling? Do you have a cathedral ceiling or is it a vaulted ceiling? No, it's just an ordinary house. That's about an eight foot ceiling, I will tell them. In fact, we have a pole outside here that will show you where six feet is, where seven feet is, where eight feet is, where nine feet is, where ten feet is. You can take your tree and you can put it up against that low pole and there are markers out there that will let you determine how tall that tree is. This is where your standard eight foot ceiling is. They will use that as a guide. We've had individuals who will come and bring tapes and bring measuring devices of various sorts and that's all good. So many times I hear the next year we had to cut off two feet of that tree last year because we didn't keep in mind where it was going to be displayed. I select a tree based on, first of all, knowing what size we're looking for. We're limited on species, so it's always going to be a freezer if we can find one that's good for that. A good Christmas tree is one in which you place the ornament on branches. You don't lay them on the side of the tree. It needs to be textured to a point where there are hanging spaces in that tree that you can display not only on the outside edge but back in ten inches or eight inches or a foot. You can put an ornament back there. I think some people want a perfect tree when maybe one not quite symmetrical but not quite uniformly dense will be a much better decorated tree than one that is so dense you have to lay ornaments along the side as opposed to placing them in the foliage. Having all of these criteria in mind prior to looking for a tree allows you, when you find that one, to find one that just exactly fits your objectives. Christmas trees are not like peas in a pod. Every one is not the same. Some respond differently to the trimmings than others. They will develop a dense foliage. Others may not have been trimmed quite as tightly. That is, they've left the branches a little bit longer so they're a little more spacey. Some people who will come in say I already have the ornaments. What species of trees should I look for? Probably a spruce because they have stiff branches. Keep in mind they're pricky with regard to their needles but they can hold fishing weights if you want to put them on it in terms of the weight of the ornament. Some will say I have an old-fashioned collection of ornaments. I want a very open tree. Do you have any untrimmed trees that are just natural? Sure we do. We got a few of those. We try to make a tree that will meet and match the objectives that the consumer wants. So far we've been pretty successful. The average person wants that perfect tree even though it may be in a corner of a room where they could have gotten a lower price tree with two or three good sides as to one perfectly all four sides around in terms of uniformity of branches and no holes and no second things of answer. How do you care for a tree after you've got it home? Before every tree leaves our farm, and I think this is true at almost every farm, it's not true at some of the larger retail outlets, the base of that tree is recut by cutting off a quarter to maybe three-eighths of an inch of wood. We do that to expose fresh tissue that may be there. Even a tree that was cut on the farm may have gotten somewhat soiled because of dragging it through the soil or in the loading process or something. If it's a really warm day there may get some pitch oxidation that would come out at that point. We make a fresh cut and we tell the customer as soon as you get this tree home, if you're not going to display it promptly, put it in the pail of water and put it in the garage or some other place where it's somewhat cooler than outdoors or not as warm as on the inside. You may not want to put it totally outdoors if it's really cold and it would freeze. When you get the tree in, we always recommend and we sell tree stands and most choose and cut that should hold at least a gallon of water. That tree when brought from the outside into a 70 thereabout temperature room will probably for the first 24 hours absorb between a quarter and a half of water per 24-hour period and it may do that for a week. It is important that the display person never allow that tree to run out of water. In doing so, it will continue to transpire water through the foliage and this warmer environment will absorb air into the vascular tissues and therefore when you add water to it you now have an air blockage in it and it will no longer take up water. That happens particularly if the tree is left say for 24 hours without any water and the base of the tree is exposed to the air. It's important to keep it watered. There are a lot of little watering reminders you can get devices and you can put into the water bowl that will make a little tone or a whistle when it's time to add water to the tree at a certain point. I've seen little stickers you put on your bathroom vanity mirror to check the water in the tree today. There are other kind of devices. There are some long funnels that make it much easier to water. They're somewhat decorative. They're about 35 or 6 inches in length. You can place those in the tree and you don't have to bend over and crawl under the tree to add water. You just look at the automatic watering devices that will move water in the tree from this container alongside siphon or pump over into the tree display bowl. I would not display the tree next to the fireplace obviously. I would not put it over a heating duct that comes out from the floor. In the room where we display our trees, a large sunroom, we keep it a little bit cooler in there than we do elsewhere just because of trying to reduce the evaporation or the transpiration of water from the foliage of that tree. If this all is done, a fresh cut tree, kept watered, no problem keeping it, particularly a fir tree, for at least four weeks. That's a typical Thanksgiving, the Christmas period of display. The season's over and it's time to dispose of the tree. What's the best way to do that? Obviously you undecorate it. Sometimes I have seen trees laying along the curb that have not been undecorated and I have actually seen trees with stands still attached to the tree itself. That of course is a mistake, is not good for the recycling opportunity. I would suggest that if there's not a local use for that tree as cutting it up or chipping it through a chipper that you may have at the house, and some of us have wood chippers that will chip branch trimmings and things of that sort, which we'll use for mulch, that's certainly a possibility. Many communities will have a drop-off point where you can take the tree there, leave it there, and they will then come in, they being the community yards, appropriate people in that community infrastructure will chip that tree along with many others, use that as mulch. Some cases you can take it back home if you want it for your garden or for flower beds or things of that sort. Others will use it in the community to line parks and walkways and other public planting sites with wood chips. There are a few communities that will collect trees. This is particularly true where there are large lakes in the area and they will bind those trees together in this part of the country and take the trees out on the ice after Christmas and attach some weights to them so that they will literally sink when the ice melts. And the reason for that is to provide a fish spawning habitat. That's been quite successful in being able to promote increased fisheries in some of those lakes. There are others who will use discarded tree in some public hunting grounds and will make brush piles for certain kinds of animals like rabbits, perhaps other kinds of deer, blinds, things of that sort, where they will be there the following year. They will eventually decompose. It's a way of using that tree beyond it's just national display period in-house. Every year there seems to be this talk of a shortage of trees. Is that just promotion or is that ever a reality? Regularly at this point, if you were to look on various websites and retailers, our established retailers need 500 trees, six to eight feet in height, need a thousand trees of this species, need this, does anyone have this, and they are not finding those species. And some people are going to have a shortage after a retail lot because they cannot find trees and didn't order early enough or they're simply not out there. Tell us about one of the more memorable moments you observed a family and their tree purchasing process. Oh, there are several of those. One I remember specifically, this is a little bit judgmental and I don't like to be that way, but you can sometimes tell the economic wellbeing of an individual by how they dress and their clothing, the kids, so that they come along with them. And I remember a single mother who obviously was economically challenged. A few years ago, they came through our farm and she had a couple of small children. They were maybe eight, nine, ten, and they wanted a natural Christmas tree. They walked around and we pre-price as many other choose and cut operations do. Every tree that is for sale is tagged in the field, priced according to the quality of the tree, the species of the tree, the height of the tree, a number of attributes that go into it that are evaluated by someone who knows what Christmas tree pricing should be and what the attributes that people look for are. We have some fairly inexpensive trees and we have some fairly expensive trees depending on the species and the size. This lady was obviously looking for an inexpensive tree. She happened to find a tree and brought it up and it was not a very good tree quality-wise. At our location, we have shakers, we have multiple baling stations, we pre-drill trees, we trim the trees for the customer, we do a number of things, we wrap them, we drill them for pin type stands and things of that sort. I happen to be running on one of our balers that day and I was baling the tree and this lady and her children came to my baling station. I don't know what the tree was, it maybe was a $20 tree or $25 tree. As I rented through the baler, the kids were just ecstatic about having a real tree. I got it wrapped up, baled, and handed over to her and I said, every so often, we give away a free tree and it just happens that your number came up for this particular tree. This tree is not going to cost you anything. And when you go to the pay booth over there, you tell them Mel said, this tree is free and it will cost you nothing. She started tearing up a little bit because it was just such a heartwarming experience to me, but it was such a real experience to her that she didn't have to pay the $20 or the $25 from that tree. Those are the kind of things that you remember. We do give away a lot of things. Christmas is about giving and that's one of the things that we make a very strong point in. We just try to accommodate people. And again, at the risk of being judgmental, you can often tell who will be economically challenged to buy that product and who will be eternally grateful when you give it to them for free or at a reduced price. Sometimes people don't have a stand for the tree. And so if you buy this tree, this stand is included. It'll be an acceptable stand, but it again, takes the cost factor out and conveys in my mind, the Christmas spirit that again, goes back to our discussion earlier. It's Christmas, keep it real. Those are memorable things, but I remember that lady in particular and the children just were ecstatic that we had made some contribution to their Christmas season. I can see that in my mind, the season they give me. Someone asked me one time, why do you do this Christmas tree business? You're not as young as you used to be. You spend a lot of time out there working. Neighbors across the street will say, Mel, do you ever not spend a day working? And I said, we're trying to produce a quality product. We're going to spend as much time as we can to accomplish that objective. Someone says, why do you do this? You don't have to have all the money that generates from that or whatever. I said, one of the things that I think is important is that at the end of the season, I can look back and say this year we made 7,500 families celebrate the most festive occasion of the year around the product that we produced that is the centerpiece of that celebration. I said, there's a certain sense of satisfaction in my mind that comes from that. I take a lot of personal satisfaction from being able to do that. I'll go back to the Christmas is keep it real. It's got some meaning in there, which to me is so synonymous with what Christmas is all about. I was fascinated to see how old you were. You're in your eighties, right? Yeah. 84. It's someone says age is only a number and yeah, I would agree with that. And it shows up occasionally, but I don't pay much attention to that. I have a job to do. Let's get it done. We loaded out a load of big trees this morning. We cut some more trees this afternoon. I ran a tractor. We'll run bailers. Did that yesterday. It doesn't slow me down at this point too much. So that's good. How about the environmental connection with growing Christmas trees? Let's talk about that. That's an interesting topic and you can approach it from two different perspectives. Those of us who are naturalists think we're pretty environmentally friendly and we can attribute to the production of Christmas trees many desirable environmental contribution. Christmas trees, for example, absorb carbon dioxide because it's one of the raw materials for a photosynthetic process that produces carbohydrates and sugars among other kinds of things and starches. And that's basically what a tree lives on. It makes its own food. It's very environmentally friendly in producing oxygen, which we breathe and absorbing carbon dioxide, which is a gas that is blamed. I put that in quotes for many adverse environmental conditions in our environment. But at the same time, we enhance the landscape. We have a couple of houses across the road from our farm. We have 180 acres where we are. So we're all one fairly large block. A couple of years ago, I took this as a compliment. A house across the street from where we are, small house, was advertised and listed as for sale. One of the components they advertised in that listing was across the road from a Christmas tree farm, which I thought was a compliment to us in a backhanded fashion because the realtor obviously identified that as a desirable component. The household, and I don't know whether that was a deciding factor or not, but nonetheless, it did occur. With regard to other things that trees do, they hold the soil in place. They provide an excellent wildlife habitat. We have many more deer in our Christmas trees than we would like to have. They cause significant damage in the winter. We have a heavy snow accumulation, feed on some trees. They do a lot of handle rubbing. The bucks do on trees and cause some deformation there. We have great rabbit populations. We have lots of songbirds that nest in those. We have doves. We have a number of things that are desirable from that point of view. Christmas trees are completely recyclable. There's no metal involved in that, so they can be chipped. We have chipping locations here at the greater Central Michigan area that will take trees and use our spent Christmas trees. They run them through a chipper. They go into parks. They go into a number of things where those chips are recycled, or some even put them into compost piles and do that as well. There are other attributes, I think, that in terms of scenery and enhancement and just the aesthetics of having trees, they provide employment. All of the revenue that comes from the individuals who work in that field, it's local, so they're out trimming trees or they're planting trees or helping in the harvest of trees. There are a number of economic benefits that accrue from those as well. On the contrast, the artificial tree comes from non-renewable resources, primarily petroleum and its derivatives and some of the basic metals of aluminum and probably even some steel. Those products made into plastics, which sometimes are not very biodegradable but can be recycled, although usually not when there's metal involved with them. They're produced, for the most part, not in this country. There are some exceptions to that. So, the economic contributions that come from those do not benefit any local community other than perhaps the hardware store that might sell a few or the local Home Depot manager that might be there realizing some benefits from selling Christmas trees. The primary economic benefit from that goes back to primarily Asian markets. There's not an economic contribution which comes locally from that. I think increasingly that's a factor that has contributed to the increased popularity of choosing cut operations because it's a continuation of this bi-local model that seems to be very popular and we certainly approve of that. To me, it's not a significant argument. I think that the natural tree stands hand down. Now, part of this discussion is that, yes, someone drives there and they're reusing fossil fuels to drive there. You're mowing in your fields, you're using fossil fuels, you're using equipment that is unique to that particular location and that particular crop you're producing doesn't have a retail value for garden centers or things of that sort. So, you're not benefiting a local economy because you have to buy that material from a specialty shop and that may be out of state, things of that sort. There's some discussion and components that might have relative merit there that there is a slight cost, but I think if you look at the local economic benefits and the local environmental benefits that natural trees, real trees have a greater contribution to the environment than artificial tree does. I don't know what the average life expectancy of an artificial tree is. I would suspect somewhere between five and ten years, but that's just a estimate. I don't have any data which would say that. I do know that in the current year, I have heard that artificial tree prices will be up about 25 to 30 percent because of transportation concerns and the limited supply and the inability to get large numbers here from Asia. I guess that will translate into maybe fewer of those being used and maybe increase the demand for real Christmas trees, but that remains to be seen. I think a lot of people too will take an artificial tree and just throw it away after one season just because they don't have a place to store it. I think that's probably true. Artificial trees, in many ways, my opinion, do not represent a good economic investment. If you're going to buy a $150 tree and just discard it at the end of the Christmas season, that seems to me to be a little bit short-sighted, but that's an opinion, that's not a fact. If some people can afford to do that, fine. And they would also argue, why should I spend $75 for a real Christmas tree, which is only going to be a benefit for four weeks, five weeks, or whatever the length of the display period is? My response to that is, that's four to five weeks longer than the $75 the two of you spent for a meal at an upscale restaurant that had a duration contribution of maybe 12 hours or something of that sort. But that's an opinion, that's not a fact, but it's all relative. Our values depend on what we value it as, and I can't tell you what the contributions are of a grandfather coming with his son and then with grandchildren and selecting a tree and how that grandchild responds to that tree. One of the things that we do in our particular operation, we let people cut their own trees. We have saws that we provide for that. When they cut that tree, they assume responsibility for that tree. We have wagons and we have processing locations in the field so that tree will be shaken and drilled and wrapped up, bundled. They transport it on wagons that we've put together that are designed to have them handle the tree and carry the tree in its all compact form. That works extremely well for us. Once a tree is selected and given back to the party, they assume possession for that, and they are extremely protective of that tree. They want to make certain that no one gets it confused with something else, so one will stand on the wagon and hold it with their arm around it and keep it together. There's a value which has been transferred from that tree standing in the field when it was mine to now it's theirs, and they are extremely happy with that. I think that implies a sense of satisfaction that probably is much to be remembered during the upcoming display period. You remember when we got this tree? You remember what China did over here? You remember how many pictures were taken over there? You remember though we had it drilled back there and we had it shaken over here? Remember bird nests that came out of it? Those are the kind of comments you hear. I can't put an economic value on it, but it certainly has some family value. Oh yeah. In your professional career, who's been your biggest influencer? I would suspect a couple of other professors in the department of forestry when I was actively engaged there. A gentleman by the name of Lester Bell, who was deceased, long gone, was a mentor and who had given me guidelines. He was an individual who was just very pragmatic. He talked about reality. He knew economic contributions. He believed in Christmas trees from the standpoint as an economic endeavor. He said, you can do this. You can plant trees there. This is a good location. Planting something today for a market that is nine years down the road takes a little bit of courage, I think. He just said, you can do this. You can make it happen. He knew the market. He knew the Christmas season. He was 20 years older than I was. He just had a lot of pragmatism again that he shared with me and had a major influence on our success. I owe a lot to him for helping us get this operation off the ground. What is your most valuable growing mistake? The one you live with for the next 10 years. And I would summarize that by saying planting the right tree on the wrong site, the wrong soil, the wrong location, the wrong frost pocket, the wrong soil chemistry location. We have learned over the years, and I think any successful grower does this. Most of our trees are, except for replants, are planted with a machine. We lay out plantations very meticulously. We have rows that are just straight. They're measured off the spacing, six feet between any two and among several rows. We plant them in 16 row blocks. And some of those rows of trees may be a quarter of a mile long. We have some that could be a half mile long. But the soils, particularly in the state that we live in, are very variable within a very short space of distance. I do all the planting. I ride the planter, and I've learned to read the soils. That is by the texture and maybe you look at the topography a little bit. And as opposed to planting Fraser Fir from point A to point Z, I will carry two or three species of trees, including Concolor Fir, which we haven't talked much about, but another true fir. Some of the Canadian Fir species are plants on the machine, and Fraser Fir. Everywhere we can grow Fraser Fir, that's our first priority. We want to get all of it that we can possibly do and grow, because that's the most popular species economically, most profitable species, but it has to be done right. As I sit on the planter, and as I look at the soil coming through from the culver and the planting furrow that is made, I will change a species when I see a change in soil texture. We'll put Fraser Fir on the sandier loam soils, and it gets a little heavier. We'll move into Canadian Fir and plant that. And as we get on higher elevation, we'll plant Concolor Fir. The highest point on our farm from the lowest elevation to the top is about 12 feet different, so we're basically flat. We have very limited topography, but we have matched those species on to their preferred sites, and as a result, our yield has gone up significantly. So we don't lose as many trees by putting the Fraser Fir all the way from A to C and watching them die in the lower spot and watching them die on the upper hill from lack of water or things of that sort. We have learned to do that, and I think any grower who has been around the block for a rotation or so does exactly the same thing. He avoids, she avoids mistakes made by putting the right tree but in the wrong location because it will not make a quality tree that will sell. Maybe the other mistake I made, I should have started this a little bit earlier in my career. It helped get the kids through school when you're in your 30s and a couple of kids running around and they're growing and you've got clothing expenses and food expenses and school expenses and entertainment expenses and finally thinking about college. If I would have started 10 years earlier, assuming I could have afforded it, there would have been a better decision, but I'm not going to second guess that everything has worked out well and from the time that we did. What do you see in the future for real Christmas trees? I'm very optimistic about the future of Christmas trees, real Christmas trees, natural Christmas trees. The reason being, I think as we become a little more economically stable in terms of an individual family or so, it's those kind of intangible things that we do that make memories, that make lasting events and to me, selecting a real tree to celebrate the most significant event of the year with regard to a holiday perspective and do it as a together function is something that is just worth doing. We don't celebrate hardly any other event emotionally. Everybody is there and it's warm and fuzzy, if I can use that metaphor. Those are the things that last. I think most of us could go back and talk about going to Christmas at grandma's house. We could go there when her mom and dad's house. We can talk about putting the train shed around the Christmas tree. My brother and I did that and we had icicles on the tree. The icicles would fall down on the tracks and short out the train. I remember that was a long time ago and I still remember those events. I remember in grade school, we had a Christmas tree in the classroom and the kids got the decorator. It wasn't a Martha Stewart decorating job. It was one in which we hung the ornaments where we could reach them. Then we would throw the icicles up on the top of the tree and they were in lunches and not very artistic, but we had a great time. That was a Christmas memory. Those stay with you. I can't remember much about other holidays. I don't think I'd have any Labor Day memories at all. Not to badmouth any of those. I'd be discriminatory against other holidays. I'm all for them. These are things that live with us for a very long time and I think that's good. This has been episode 138, The Stories and Magic of Real Christmas Trees with Dr. Mel Kelling, an encore remix presentation on The Garden Question podcast. Thank you, Mel. You're awesome. The goal is that every episode is valuable and well worth your time. Please generously share The Garden Question podcast with your friends, relatives, and neighbors. Check out our website, thegardenquestion.com, for links, resources, and where you can listen to every episode again and again. You will not want to miss a weekly episode, so please subscribe to The Garden Question podcast with Craig McManus on your favorite Listening Out. Keep on designing, building, and growing a smarter garden that works.
At 81, Martha Stewart becomes oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model
"Style guru Martha Stewart's tackling a new project. She's about to become the oldest woman to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. There are a lot of things Martha Stewart has done in life, founding a media company in 1990, impressing followers with her cooking and designing skills, saying in 2006. I'm happy about my knowledge and so many different subjects that relating to living. And now at age 81, she's posing for the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Stewart says she hopes it inspires other people to try new things, no matter what stage of life they're in. She's posted a video clip of the photo shoot in the Dominican Republic. Other women in the swimsuit edition coming out later this week, singer Kim petras, actress Megan Fox, and model Brooks Nader. I'm Jackie Quinn
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"They just go ahead and state the obvious here. I love a Doja Cat. It was my jam. And you know, I'm here for all of it. Except the fact that they all do this to her. Seriously. Exactly. But let's be real here. You DMed a 17 year old and you thought he was going to keep it private? You made your mistake. That was your first mistake. Yeah. It's also a weird kind of like creeping into a 17 year old DMs and be like, yo, hook me up with such, I don't know, it's a little, it's a little like I wouldn't go to a 17 year old to be like, hey. If you follow Noah, Noah is always getting in trouble. That's true. So it's like, he is not the one. He did take the TikTok down. He did. And reportedly she has spoke to him before she made this particular TikTok. And so, you know, they've had words and everything, but she just felt some kind of way. She probably felt embarrassed or whatever. But my thing is, DM the dude yourself. Right. But look for him. Or you know what? Back in the old days, hello kids back in the old days when we had ages and managers. You tell our manager good contact that person's manager or agent. Tell them I want to hook up. That's how they used to do it. Oh, for sure. And by the way, look, I don't even think she's really mad. But I know her sense of humor. I follow her on social media. This is more of a thing. Exactly. I think she's being funny. I think the reason why we saw the cowboy hats, and the reason all this crazy stuff was because she was like, I'm light, I'm cool. I'm good. But that's some snake. You know what I mean? I love noise. You know how I am about children. And calling a child a snake and all that kind of thing. And then to my 14 year old. A 14 year old is a 14 year old. I get you. But as my mother would say, you want to be an adult business. You're going to have to handle it like an adult. 17 is an adult. And you can be called a snake. I'm sorry. I'm so think anyone that knows kids of this generation knows if you send them or do anything. It's going online. Exactly. All the time. Yes, I'm just like, why would you post that? We still have to remember that kids get bullied, and that's the thing. You don't want to do something that's going to make his fans or people that are not his fans, bullying him. So it's like, that's why I keep saying she did speak to him before. So maybe they had to understand it. I hope that was it. But we still have to be, you know, especially be careful. That's on you. Yes. Especially with after all this, she gets a date with the dude that she was trying to get it in the first place. Because he's taken about her. I'd be like, girl, are you crazy? I can't do it. I can't do it. Speaking of a person who probably have problems getting date, Ellen, Elon Musk is giving up Nick Cannon vibes 'cause he's apparently now a baby daddy of ten. Whoo. He reportedly had twins on the Lolo last year with siobhan's Elise just weeks before, he and his ex Grimes welcomed their second child. I'm not even gonna try to pronounce that child's name. Oh yeah. Elon tweeted that he's doing his best to help the under population crisis. And Nick Cannon tweeted his support, writing, right there with your brother. I want to hear the outrage that everybody had for Nick Cannon, having 7 children, now that Elon Musk has ten. Oh, I think it's ridiculous. I think like, I didn't know we had an underpopulation crisis. I know birth rates are declining, but I feel like that's just me and being horny men. They're using this as an excuse. If you want to help the world, why don't you help feed the people that's actually on the earth right now? Right. That, you know, are dealing with certain situations. You ain't got to try to put more people. You just want different women. Go ahead. Say that. Okay. Okay, say that. What are you still together? What? Let me go ahead and sit. Let me go ahead and sip this whisky. Oh, here we go. Oh, boy. You got whisky? And you can tell me? Let me tell you something right now. And I'm looking to the camera and look, I love a ritual white man. Here we go. I love Richard white beard. If you sleeping with Elon Musk, you want the insurance package. 'cause ain't nothing about that is telling me lost love or anything else. If you were sleeping with this man, you know the deal, okay? So don't be blaming men because they just want different women. No, no, no. How about a different women? I would like to have Elon Musk as their baby daddy because they're taken care of. But for E 9 must to say I'm doing it because of underpopulation is that was a lie. I'm going to say that. I was a Jew. That was a lie. That is a joke. He is not trying to populate the world what he's trying to do. That's the same thing that Nick said. And so now women are jokes. So now you're going to sit up here, have all these kids out of wedlock. Oh, and everybody keeps talking about, but they can afford them. They got money. All this other kind of stuff. People at the end of the day, look at Martha Stewart. Martha's story will people to die so she can find companionship. With Elon Musk. Here we do this. It's so two problems. It's not going to take any other kids. He's not going to have any more kids. It's not going to be killing people. I
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"All the time. You know? And you know, but I'm very respectful. But this is the thing. We need to put Martha on Raya, a song because she can be. She can't be thirsty. She's like I had a mad crush. I had that people would die. Martha, I don't know what you're doing. But like, we need to hang. I'm just saying that I feel like I never thought I'd say this, but I feel like Martha Stewart and I could have some good laughs. Joey. No, no, Jody. She don't want you to do this. You're not ready for that. You're not ready for that left handed cigarette. I also think that Martha's age is not about trying to sleep with your friend's husband. I think what it is is you're like, hey, you're lonely, I'm lonely. You eat at 5 30. You have 5 30. You like the geritol with the orange in it. I like the Jared tall with the orange in it. So I think it's about companionship. Yeah. Right. You know, I have a friend. Shout out to my girl in Louisiana. Who her husband always says, so you know my wife says, you know, if she dies, I gotta marry you. To make sure no other bitch is coming here. And I'm like, yeah, you do. And I have to make sure you don't introduce nobody to them kids. Okay. Until they're at least 21. Angels do this all the time. It's just that she verbalized it and we're just surprised that it's coming from her. But yeah, I can't wait for a lot of my friends. Poor James. Hollywood has seen its share of iconic feuds, Tyra versus Naomi, Lindsey versus Paris, Lonnie versus the world. And Doja Cat versus Noah schnapp? Why? Okay, you guys, it all started when the Stranger Things start posted a TikTok showing some private messages, Doja had sent him, asking Noah to set her up with his homeboy. Now, let's just say Doja was not pleased. Try to be chill about it. To be fair, this is like a kid. When you're that young, you make mistakes. You do dumb. I'm like trying to be super fair. But the fact that this person that Noah did that, like went and posted a private conversation between me and him, is so unbelievably socially unaware and whack and like, you know what I mean? Like, that's like borderline snake. Like that's like, that's like weasel the corgi was just, I was taking her seriously till that corgi just popped in with the emotion. And she's not having a serious conversation with a cowboy at the mustache. I'm sorry. The kids. The kids were doing it. Yeah, yeah. Because we're like, shut your mouth up. As they put the glasses over. And
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"Everybody, it is Friday and Hollywood is getting all kinds of savage Martha Stewart shock says yet again and so does northwest. You gotta see what she did now. Plus the Stranger Things for you, you did not see coming. Here did I send it all is like Ronnie love. Honey, don't put a match next to her. And Jody Sweden. They caught me one time. I wear this one time. That's a call. You flammable. Jolene, Martha Stewart is here. She wants us all to know. That she is ready for her friends to die. So she can steal their husbands. Listen to what she told Chelsea handler on dateline. Dear Chelsea podcast. Speaking of men, what's going on in your love life these days? Nothing. I had two mad crushes in the last month, which is really good for me. Yeah. But it turns out, you know, one of them is married to the mother of some friends of mine, and I just, he's so attractive. But you know, you can't be a home record. No, I'm not. I've never been a homework. I've had the opportunity. And I have not taken anybody up on it. Well, it's very difficult because I think there are certain ages we go through, where it's very tempting because you want to believe that, oh, maybe this relationship that they're in is temporary or maybe they'll die. I always think, oh gosh, couldn't that person just die. The wife, you're not painfully just die. It is what happened when you hang out with Snoop Dogg. This hanging out with Snoop Dogg has she has murdered was the case that they gave me. That's what I'm saying. Look at her. She lost it. She lost all of it. And by the way, Martha, I want to let you know something. Honey, this coffin costs the Kia. So my man is coming in here with me. 'cause when I want a respirator, I'm gonna be like, so when you die. So wait, right. I'm gonna hold this for a week, 'cause we gonna die together. Big book style. What I love about this whole thing is that she's at the Quincy Jones stage of her life where she is not mincing words. It doesn't matter. She's telling you exactly what she needs to tell you. And she already had that Pinot Grigio right before Chelsea came out. Okay. So she had that penalty. I know, right? Have you ever been attracted to a friend's partner?
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"And you can go, oh, that's why. You know 100%. When you have those answers, it makes everything just makes sense, you know. I love you. I love you. A few things. Bad for me, out now with teddy swims, check it out. Our new album, taking it back, comes out October 21st, working on it, wherever you get podcasts. And if you're single and in the tri state area, Ryan is single. And ready to mingle, you guys. Up next, Kristen Cavallari and Tyler Cameron caught in bed together after this. Ow. Me. God, I love you. Kristin Cavallari is getting hot and heavy with Tyler. Cameron and her new uncommon James campaign video. Now the two get married, they fool around in bed. They make out their dancing. And I gotta tell you, that chemistry, it started here on daily pop. Yeah, sure did. We got them together. You could see. That was me. Me and me and Justin. Trying to get it going. He's such a great guy and she's such a great girl, and you know what I mean? And I was happy to see that they did that. Yes. You know, but they're not a couple. As far as we know, they are not together. But you know what I think it's like. I think it's like location booze and vacation booze are the same. You know it's only for a few days, so it gets intense. You know what I mean? Yeah, no, I mean, I'm just like watching, I'm like, whoo. Yeah, it's a big hand. That's a lot. He is handsome. He's very handsome and she's very sexy. You put two sexy look at that. Oh. Come on. Right? I would just add ghost town at that. Okay. You know? Right there. With no HR around, girl. You better. He's such a gentleman, too. So I want people to know that. He really is. And by the way, he smells exactly
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"About the dark side of fame. We'll be right back. Circuits of stars. Okay. Hayden panther is opening up about her dark past, including her secret addiction to opioids and alcohol. She tells people TV it all started at a young age. Being a child actor is it's horrible. I would never wish it on my worst enemy. I had somebody that represented me and she introduced me at 15 years old to the happy pill before I walked down the red carpet. So that I would be peppy and into the interviews. Probably when I was about 13, I think there were several parties that I went to that I was that I was served to alcohol, no problem. I didn't even ask for it. It was just, you know, offered. And I saw other people around me, self medicate through things like that with alcohol and so you try it, and it works, or you think it works, and then it gets out of hand and out of control. Payton went to rehab and is now sober. She also admits during her difficult time, she sent her daughter to live with her dad. She said it was the hardest thing she had to do, and this is a very brave thing to do. I also think it's the self awareness for me that I am here to congratulate and to shine a light on because in order to see that your actions are bad for your kid and the best thing for them is to be away from you. I have seen the other side of that where people go down the addiction route and don't have the bigger picture and I see how the children struggle. So that's unbelievable. Well, I mean, what I got from this story is her being so young and how disturbing it is that she was given alcohol and drugs at such a young age. I can't, I mean. And it's always so weird to me because like, I had such a different experience in this business. Like, I had my own struggles, but they didn't come from like someone giving me something like that to go do a carpet or something. That stuff to me. I hear that and people are like, what do you think? I'm like, I think that's horrible, and I had like, that was, it breaks my heart because, you know, you are you trust these people when you're young and in this business. And their parents trust these people. And you hope that they have their best interest in heart, and they really don't. But a lot of times when you talk about your story about being a young child star, I hear your mom a lot. Like your mom was around. Yeah, my mom was my mom was with the my mom. We also lived a very normal life in Orange County, and it was, you know, we had like a normal existence, but I also, as a woman who's gone through treatment and sobriety and all of that, my hat is off to her seriously for talking about this because it's so hard for women in recovery, especially with children. Really? The judgment and the judgment that comes from saying like, I knew in that moment the right choice was for my daughter to not be here. You know, kids have, they do have two parents. They have a mom and a dad. And I think people forget that sometimes if mom's going through stuff, dad has to step in. Yeah. And that's okay. It is okay. And then it's okay. And that was probably the best thing in that moment. And I just, I'm really, I'm proud of her for sharing her story because there's some freedom in it. Yeah. You know? But I also, I'm just concerned because, you know, I know different child stars you were child stars. She was one. Is that pressure that is it, is it the pressure that is so overwhelming that you want to go to another place? Or I mean, it's a lot. And I think, you know, Hayden is maybe about my age, maybe a little younger than I. So like, and I just think that with social media as we've gone on in this business, particularly, again, for young people, like it's become so detrimental to their mental health. And it is like so much as expected of you. As a young person that you just are constantly like, I have to do more. I have to do more. It becomes really relaxed. Sexualized, very early on. Because I can remember looking at an article and she had turned 18 and the headline was hating turns 18. Right. So it was like, it was like all of a sudden now. She went from a child star. They did to Millie Bobby Brown. Well, I think there's no in between. I think what happens with child star is we saw it with Lindsay, we used to see it with a lot of people, is your child, and then all of a sudden, at 17, you're immediately 25. Right. There's no in between. There's no learning curve. There's no one to really tell you to slow down. If at 17 someone said you have a $1 million in your bank account today and you have access to go to the hottest clubs and be at the hottest parties, someone is going to offer me something and
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"Yet disappear, you can stay all day, honey. Is he doing card tricks? What are we at the magic castle? Look at she's like, yes, okay. Get him out of here. Where's your shirt, so? Where's your shirt? I'm here for this guy. They want to be Brad Pitt. What? Does he have poker shells on? What did you wear? As you can see, this season is a bit different with two bachelorettes. Now host Jesse Palmer gave us the rundown, and it sounds like we're in for twice the drama. Is that a big, it's the first time this has ever happened, having two bachelorettes the entire season. So I think a lot of rules are going to get broken. You're about to date the most men we've ever had. We're here for that. There aren't two more deserving people than Rachel and Gabby to have this opportunity to find love. But having good navigate a giant group of men and to do it at the same time, they're going to need to support each other and really lean on each other in a lot of moments. Hi, I'm Joey. And I'm Justin. And where are the twins? That there are no rules in on the bachelorette. But because this is such a unique situation in a unique environment, they're going to need to make decisions that we're not accustomed to always seeing. This is going to be a journey that they have not yet experienced before. There's going to be some competitiveness. There's going to be some tears. There's going to be some heartbreak. What even happened? Are you going to sulk about it, or are you going to go out and fight for it? It's very dramatic. And it's for different reasons than what we've seen in the past. The important thing is it's not about them competing. It's about them supporting each other. With the ultimate goal of finding love. Love is here. I'm ready. Let's do it. You
"martha stewart" Discussed on Daily Pop
"At 18. Can you imagine someone asking you that? Are you asking someone that? Oh, I've been asked that in interviews. Really? Really? Oh yeah. If you have kids with somebody and you're not married yet or they're like, so, you know, you're going to get married and make it legitimate. We get in your life. I don't know what it might be in the eye, make it legitimate right now. Yes. So yeah, like, yeah, I mean, that's surprising. I feel like Martha kind of slut shame the Kardashians. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. Martha is like Barbara. It's like Oprah. Right. It's like Diane Sawyer. Yeah. There's an age and experience that makes you like, your grandmother can ask you some of the wildest questions that nobody else can ask because she did her time. Martha did 5 years in the pinch. She got out the finish. Oh, I was crocheting. I was teaching yoga. Cooking classes. She is not hiding from her past. So I think Martha asked the question that most 80 year olds would ask to their friends, how do you feel about your daughter not marrying them? You know what I mean? And I also think I also think like as you as I mean as a woman, you get older, and you're like, oh, I'm just going to say whatever savage. That's getting older. This is kind of true. Yeah. 20 more years. You can say, ask, don't be lit up by me. You already asking things that you should not be asking. Yes, but you wait 20 more years. This is going to be all bad. I was married now. So I was very. Like, what is going on? But you know what? Also, I think that they know each other that they're Friends. So there's a level of comfortability. I don't think we wouldn't ask that type of question on this show of someone like that. But also, it's modern times. People not getting married. Women have more freedom and sexual freedom. So yeah, we're not getting married to the first person that knock us up. Yeah, that's your tradition. Right now, it's a modern day. 100%, I want to see Martha talk about these pronouns. I would like to see Martha tackle. Yeah, modern things. And really give her opinion on it because unfortunately, there are people that are still stuck in 1940 and Martha Stewart is not afraid to ask those questions, but she's a little stuck in the sense. Right. You know what's cool? Like, we can't have everybody in the future, but we would like for you to come. She needs to call snoop and be like, how are you? How do you do it? Yeah, how do we do it? I can't tell you how the greatest story ever. Oh, Christian, and I'm so sorry. I went to a wedding one time, and this was like right when Chris and Bruce broke up and she just started dating Corey gamble. Okay. Okay. And we had this fancy wedding in Malibu. It's a reception. It's in the back of like, you know, somebody's York. Oh, spill that tea. And all of a sudden, she walks in and she's like, in this black moment, these big diamond earrings, birkin bag, and behind her walks this like hot black dude chains, Nike shorts, Jordans on it, and it's Corey gamble, but at this point, no one knew about Corey gamble. And to watch all the bougie ladies from Beverly Hills, all the accuracy. Like break their necks. Hell, what's going on? Because like, you know, when somebody goes from Bruce, Jenner Tory gamble, it's a big shot, but what I think is happening is her daughters are starting to rub off on her and showing her that she can find love in a younger place and a different place. In a different area. And opening her mind up to other things because she was probably. Yeah, because they're not married. I mean, her and Kourtney. They think shacking up and whatever you know. Living in Seattle. You know what I mean? But it's like, it's modern times and it's actually is for women to decide who they want to be with. How they want to be with. You got to take care of the babies. I think sometimes your kids teach you. I mean, your kids are your biggest teachers. You know, I know I've taught my mom things about genius perspective and my kids do it to me all the time. Run me that Corey gamble so I can live in a modern time. Coming up, Kristin Cavallari and Tyler, Cameron, turn things all the way up. Plus, our two bachelorettes better than one host Jesse pormer tells us how they're breaking all the rules this season. Is he like Peter? Are you ready for cheesy pickup lines and a battle for love? Ready or not, the bachelorette is almost here and it's already going off the rails. Hello ladies. Oh my God. Oh my God, that was a rat. How are you doing today? It's good to meet you before I hug you. I wanted to introduce you to a couple of my friends. When I heard there was going to be two bachelorettes, I figured I should practice hanging out with a couple of cute chicks all the time. I love it. Here they are. This is Mary Beth. Is it sweet? Yeah, she's great. Alejandro's had an attitude, but she's like doing great. My name is Logan. Logan. Sorry. I'll take that one. You know what? We're so happy to be here all three of us. And we'll see you inside. I would make him raise both those chickens the whole time in the mouth. I would keep them until the top three and then be like, you know what, your kids aren't acting right, you got to go. Well, at least he was trying to be creative. You know what a lady was trying. Don't bring yard animals to a date. That's just not. Like, don't show up with a goat. Well, that's what they do in Africa. They bring a gout. But then you actually take the person, that's it. But no, I just. Yeah, memorable though. Memorable. It's all about memorable. And it's awesome. That he needs a haircut. But look, this is what we're going to get when you have two women. You're going to have to try to do something different. And you know, I have to appreciate the fact that he tried to do something different. Well, you know what? Yeah, we're going to see a lot of that. There's a magician. There's another guy who showed up shirts moves. You know. Wait, did he make the chicks disappear? Huh? Did he make the chicks disappear? No, he did not. But let me let you know something. If a man shared up and made my credit cards
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"You know, like, I mean, that's sort of how their family is, but I do get like, there is a very difficult. And I've always wondered how the Kardashians sort of manage this is like, they are so public. Yeah. But how do you have, I mean, they're still kids. Kids sometimes are like, I don't want to do this. I didn't sign up for this. I just showed up, and this is, you know, it can be a lot. Have you ever wanted to explain it to your kids about paparazzi? Yes. Yeah, I have, 'cause I've had paparazzi like stay outside my house and I recently had one who photographed my daughter and said that it was me. Because we were both wearing black hoodies and I was thrilled that someone mistake me for a 14 year old. She was like, oh, I look like mom. But you know, it's hard. And you do have to explain to them like, and even their online presence, like, you know, look, other people are gonna know you and you don't always, and it was the same conversation my mom had with me, which was you don't always have the freedom to do what other people your age do because people are watching. Yes. Right. And that's a lot. It's a lot as a kid. 100%. I like that she's so vocal. I like the fact that she's like, why y'all always got it? She's Kanye's child. I do think to it's great that she is exposing her to this, but at an age where if north at 9 years old was not into it, she could say, you know, I'm not really into dressing up like that. And then she would put her back, you know, back in the house, back at playtime. But she's giving north the opportunity to experience these things. And if she didn't want to do it, she ain't got to do it. And we need to get matching a nose rings. No, we don't. No, we don't. Yes, we do. I want that. I'm going to get two of them. And for my birthday I want you to wear one. I will one on the show. You know what? Let's do it. We're gonna do it. And if that's what she wants for her birthday, we don't give it to her. Let's keep up with the Kardashians. Martha Stewart got a bit personal and savage while interviewing her BFF Chris Jenner. It went down when they were discussing Chris is very traditional past and her daughter is not so traditional present. Uh oh. So how does it feel when your girls are going out and getting pregnant with me? Who are not their mother husbands? I know you have evolved. Haven't you? I guess so, you know, I get more and more understanding and I get what this generation and I have so many generations now in my family, I guess. You know, I think I've been through so many things in my life that hindsight is very important in my life because I learned so much along the way that I knew nothing about before and I think that I am easy once I understand it, you know? It's like with the girls. They could throw anything at me and I'm here for them. They know that. There's nothing that I would judge. Before we talk about this, I want to point out that Martha was born in 1941. Okay? So her generation was arranged marriages at that point. You were given to somebody
"martha stewart" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Price as the company pledged to be radically transparent about price negotiations with drug companies Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are teaming up for this year's puppy bowl the duo is set to each coach a team for the 2022 puppy bowl 18 on Super Bowl Sunday Over 115 adoptable puppies will take part in the event that will air on February 13th at 2 p.m. eastern on animal planet and discovery plus I'm Chris garageio I'm Barry ritholtz you're listening to masters and business on Bloomberg radio My extra special guest this week is Tina Vander steel She is the head of famed investment firm GMOs emerging market Debt team So let's talk a little bit about the state of EM investing today So looking at this from an equity market perspective I look at what took place in China and the change in the government and the change in attitudes towards companies like Alibaba kind of makes me look at the country at least now and say they appear to be frightening from an equity perspective I'm would be reluctant to put capital at risk there What do you make of the geopolitical worlds and the various risks they present are there certain countries that hey there's no respect for the rule of law or sanctity of contracting or private property for that matter And therefore regardless of the potential upside in the dead instruments we just don't believe that any money is safe there because of that It's a good question and I would say for the fundamental credit analysts who we have on the team we rely a lot on precedents frankly So I'll take an example from a few years ago in well first I guess in 2014 in Kazakhstan and then later a few years later in Azerbaijan where we weren't involved in the Kazakh one there was a big bank in Kazakhstan And I'd actually don't know the name of it but the ticker was beatas And over the course of a weekend they rewrote their bankruptcy laws and basically wiped out the bank creditors And so you look at that and you say gosh that's a serious risk that we should take into account If we weren't involved because the risk premium that you're being paid over Kazakhstan wasn't enough to even contemplate such a thing at the time In that case they went on to have quite a lot of debt relief for the country So this is 2014 after that oil market collapse And so oil sensitive countries like Kazakhstan needed debt relief and so forth We fast forward to Azerbaijan and there was a fascinating case that we were involved and we owned some bonds from this bank called the international bank of Azerbaijan It was 90 something percent government owned So we considered it a state owned enterprise That followed that same playbook over the weekend they rewrote their bankruptcy laws and so forth and they gave a very mild haircut to creditors It actually was more or less NPP neutral So they got all the reputational hit of doing this but they got none of the debt relief that Kazakh style that under a head scratcher why on earth would they do this It's still in the London courts by the way I actually wrote to the finance minister of Azerbaijan I said this just doesn't make any sense Conditional on your writing off creditors you should at least get some debt or need for doing it But to your point all you can do is file these away and understand what's happened in the past and make some educated judgment about how likely the current administration or dictator or whatever it is of the country is likely to do that in the future That's an art Like I said the credit research people on my team have a very hard job Sounds like they got some bad counsel that Azerbaijan That's kind of interesting Let's go in the opposite direction When you look around the world where is there safe EM debt and I'm assuming the safer the debt perhaps the lower the potential alpha you're going to see from that is that a fair way to look at this You're asking about a cake and eating it too Yeah pretty much Yeah So earlier we talked about 14 trillion in negative yielding debt So we ask ourselves the purpose of holding a certain class of government debt we used to refer to it as the anchor to windward portfolio The hell or high water portfolio Is to have ballast in your portfolio in the event that there is a severe equity market decline or risk assets decline whatever that is The cost of holding that debt right now in many of the major markets whether it's bonds or oats or JVs or so forth is holding a negative yielding asset It's an insurance premium almost So the question is is can you choose from the group of positive yielding local markets on a currency hedged or unhedged basis in the event that you're willing to take some currency risk and you think it's well priced That has the defensive properties of these developed markets bonds but with positive yields And the answer to that is yes there's a small clutch of these things They are not countries for the most part They're not the poor countries They are the Taiwan and Koreas of the world But those markets do present as relatively safe No not safe from financial repression None of us is safe from financial repression But safe in a anchor to windward statistical sense Really really kind of interesting What parts of the world do you excited about Any countries that you're looking at and thinking wow this is under priced and there's a ton of upside here I would say the thing that's glaring right now are the stressed and distressed emerging countries So we're at if you take out the real wise of the pandemic the difference between the high yield sub piece of our hard currency benchmark versus the investment grade one is that very very wide levels So not pandemic levels but very wide levels about 500 over investment grade Within that subset there are arbitrage like positions that can be set up and by that what I mean is these are countries whose bond prices indicate a high likelihood of default So can you ensure the default case while holding on for the no default case And in a handful of those countries the answer to that is yes And I think those make some of the most interesting opportunities You want to name names What countries present those sort of opportunities I would say Ivory Coast is one Ghana is one El Salvador is one So there's some interesting ones Really interesting You mentioned the response to the pandemic How did various.
"martha stewart" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Arriving in Ukraine as President Biden meets with his national security team The American embassy in Kyiv confirmed the arrival today of part of the $200 million defensive assistance package for Ukraine's military Biden is huddling with top advisers at Camp David this weekend to discuss escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine The White House says the president has made it clear that any movement across the border by Russian forces will be considered an invasion Billionaire Mark Cuban is looking to change the world of the pharmaceutical industry this week the Shark Tank investor launched an online pharmacy that offers more than 100 generic drugs However the drugs are at an affordable price as the company pledged to be radically transparent about price negotiations with drug companies Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are teaming up for this year's puppy bowl the duo is set to each coach a team for the 2022 puppy bowl 18 on Super Bowl Sunday Over 115 adoptable puppies will take part in the event that will air on February 13th at 2 p.m. eastern on animal planet and discovery plus I'm Chris garageio And I'm susannah Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom As we've been reporting with tough laws in the state of New York governor Kathy hoku is calling on Washington to do more to curb gun violence She says guns coming in from other states are flooding New York City where two officers were shot in Harlem Friday We have to do more to fight the scourge of illegal guns on our streets Hogel says she's pledged the resources of the New York State police to become embedded with the New York City police department and others to help them Governor hoku signed a bill Friday allowing people to vote with an absentee ballot through the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic Democrats in the state legislature recently passed the bill but expanding absentee voting has not been overwhelmingly popular with New York voters Back in November New Yorkers voted down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed permanent absentee voting without any excuses We're hearing a group.
"martha stewart" Discussed on Daily Pop
"So don't believe he says. Coming up. We got more Lonnie and her other jobs. We're gonna go down the list 'cause she got a new one. He's so popular. Nighttime show. I feel like there should be. Guess who just got another check? Lonnie, tell us about your new W two. It's a new show that's gonna be on Fox. It's called the real dirty dancing. If you love the movie dirty dancing, well, this is like an homage to that movie and it's 8 celebrities. Myself, cordon bleu cat Cora, Brie Bella, Angela Johnson, Tyler Cameron, how we D and Antonio Gates and myself. And they took us up to the lodge where in the mountains of Virginia where they actually filmed dirty dancing. We learned the different dance routines. And it is a competition where in this hosted by Twitch and the thing that I love about it and the reason why I signed on is how I love that movie. And I love the fact that I've met 7 new people that are my great friends and I think people are really gonna enjoy it. It is going to be an hour special for the month of each week of the month of February. I want you to watch it. Me too. It's tomorrow. I hope there comes back after this mess to change. I'll be back. Did you get to dance on the bridge?.
"martha stewart" Discussed on Daily Pop
"We don't know that Terry Terry. Get out of here, Gary. This is a family artist. No damn good. What is it? No, no. No, I actually kind of think I want to believe because I like him a lot. And I want to believe that she is way beyond classy wise way beyond the pettiness of doing this purposefully. And I mean, don't you think there's possible that because part of the tweet said, we really like your show, how I met your father. And they even said, I think I watched the first two episodes and I may even watch them again before the next one comes on. Like there was kind of a lot about the new show and only a little about the old show. I love you Jerry. Maybe she just did. I love you too. She Terry, you trying to find a light at the end of the summer. I respect that. Me too. I respect that too. You can fight with me too. We're going to Terry. We don't want to get canceled. I love you too much. I love you too. Okay. But Terry, tell me this. Yes. You were 5 women on one of the biggest hits. You were so this. You were 5 women one of the biggest hit shows ever. If Twitter was big and around at the time, don't you think there would have been some shade throwing and some. There still has been. Thank you. Not by me. Not by you. But I'm saying like, you know, there are other women on the show that probably, you know, would have liked a nasty tweet about another woman on the show. After they got kicked out of the show. I always fall to the side of that like I applaud all of them. They're all over 50. They're all making it happen for older actresses. They throw a shade from your old show. I knew someone.
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"Big and you're strong. You're strong. I so wanna use the air force right now. All right. So for me, I would definitely plant it out, but I love Paris. I love that. She is doing this and letting us get a glimpse of because this has been a long time coming for her. You know, this wedding and getting married. And so I think she probably, you know, knowing her, she probably said the appropriate thing. Now, this makes me really want to watch 'cause I want to see what she said. But she just 100%. And by the way, look, she ain't giving us a glimpse honey. There was 15 cameras over there. There's more than a glance. I might have to have like, Mariah, I might have like, if James O drones is still kicking or Martin Freeman is still kicking. When I had to do my vials, I would probably let them come on stage and read them for me in a dramatic fashion. Because I'm such a sob. I will cry all the way through. That's the point. That's you. That's not fair. Okay. No, it should come from you. Good morning. You said it was a three day where was where was it? Do we know? Yes. One, the first party, the wedding wedding was at her grandfather's oldest state in Bel Air. Then she had neon carnival in Santa Monica where she shut down the hope here. And then she had another party over at a hotel. So it was like, what is a huge deal? And by the way, blow it out. If you've been engaged four times, and you only made it down the altar once because you were smart. You deserve to have a 3D one. She waited for the right one. She got the money to have one. Okay, she got the right prenup. We'll have much more repairs. Next week. And you can check out Paris and love peacock and if you don't already have peacock, you better scan that QR code because they got some good old shows on. You got. Uh huh. Still ahead insecure star Ivan orgy is here. Do not go anywhere y'all. You gonna have your wedding at your kids nominees to come here for another opportunity to find true love. You will be able to see everything that goes down at the retreat. This might get a little weird. You will help us there. There are romantic journey in the direction of your choosing. I feel like there's someone perfect for each parent. I haven't had this feeling in so long. Oh my God. Things are about to get spicy. The host of my mom, your dad, and the star of insecure, Yvonne, orgy is here with us. First of all, the last thing I want to do is watch my mama get her groove on. Okay..
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"Bad boys. Yeah. And there goes Terry's cherry. What happened? I wanted to wake her up. Listen, I was listening for king yesterday. Oh. Girl. I think Terry's diaphragm popped out. I'm saying, I heard. Oh, wait. There's so much to unpack there. I may have to let it all go anyway. That's the only one. This is the time I'm gonna do this to you. Yeah, teriyaki. Just want to get cherry. No, we could use that. No, we can't. We can charge her every time she goes every time. Okay. She got enough money. We're in little jar on. Okay. How do you feel about bad boys? It's been a long time. I wouldn't do bad boys now. I don't have time to waste on that. But I definitely did when I was younger and I don't know what the I think people get caught women get caught up in the appeal of like I can change him. I can be the one and then somehow that services your lack of self worth and lack of confidence. And that's a bad circle to get into. But I've aged way out of that. Now I just don't date anyone. Oh, Terry. I know. I know. No, that's not true. I will. I don't. I won't get you 'cause you know, I'm a gone Christian mingle dot com. Somebody. Do you know? So many stories, though, I was going to say, my mom told me I wouldn't meet anybody until I started going to church. By the way, by the way, a Guy Fieri man is the way to go right now. Look at Courtney Kardashian. Yes. I will say though, you know, Terry, you're missing out on the bad boys. Okay, because sometimes when you are like, you know, somebody who likes their life and life their space and sometimes it's just nice to get a bad boy over for like a night or the weekend. It might be good because idea I'm a person who likes my life and likes my space. And so that might be good. What is happening? And they rough in a strong charge. Not just hot. See? Okay. By the way, somewhere in to put my diaphragm back. Laguna Beach, James is packing his bag. 'cause you are just describing.
"martha stewart" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Look who let lord that's about to say, look, who's parole offers to let her out of the house, but not with that weird Connie, Lonnie love. Terry is so nice to meet you. And I apologize for anything that may happen during this show. I'm excited to be in the middle of this. It's gonna be like a tennis match. I'm just gonna go like, what'd he say? What did she say? Okay. I'm excited. Let's go back to say I am a fan of you. Thank you. It just wonderful and I'm just happy to see you so. Good morning. Thank you. Okay. Jerry, we have interpreter over there. If the hood lingo gets a little too hot, go over here and look at that white man over there. He knows the linguistics. Subtitles are coming in. Okay. Ladies dating in Hollywood is tough. Just ask Martha Stewart. I was actually today years old when I found out she dated and they Hopkins back in the 90s. What? And wait till you hear why she broke it off. Yeah. I dated sir Anthony Hopkins, but broke up with him because I couldn't stop thinking of him as Hannibal lecter. I have a big, scary house in Maine. That's way by itself on a hundred acres in the forest. And I couldn't even imagine taking Anthony Hopkins there. Yeah. I couldn't feel like to think it was him eating, you know. Right. Wait, did you date him? Yeah. And you stopped because of that? Yeah. I mean. Can I just, I have this movie for me. If you know me, you can't say the title of this movie. You can't say that famous line, the thing about the thing that you do with the thing, you can't do that..
AJ's Thoughts on Katie Couric's 500 Page Memoir 'Going There'
"That, the big story of the day, God almighty. The former today and CBS News host Katie cork, 11 city book tour to promote her book, which comes out October. Going there. I mean, I mean, look, she settled a lot of stuff in this book. I think a lot of it's couched a lot of it she can kind of squirm away from some things. She said, I gotta give her some credit because she really did tend to give it to some people. So I'm not gonna say she didn't really, you know, go to great lens to avoid hurting people's feelings. She told some truths, but, you know, she spared some criticism from others. She settled some scores from her four decades in TV. A 500 paid funding page book. I think it's in excess. I think that's the Barack Obama level of nauseous. But she tore into ex-boyfriends, some colleagues at NBC and CBS, she talked about prince Harry, she didn't have any love for Martha Stewart. Katie Couric roasted her at a roast in 1996, anything Stewart can do, I can do better kind of shit. And she said, look, prison, humbled her. That's not a big deal. We all know prison humbles people who do bad things. But she took some shots at prince Harry, people are up in arms because she said that she met him in a polo match in Brazil during his wild alt sewing phase. And she recalled him smelling of cigarettes and booze. And it oozed from every porn his body. It's not a big
"martha stewart" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Clean. You don't have to get your hands genius. It's my mom used to bake cakes inside cones but this is so much better. It's fun it's easy. And it's a new take on cones guys and again kids love this. It's a fun family thing. They all right next up guys pie lovers high lovers. I love pie. Actually left pie more than i do cake so this is fun. Okay ready inside these blenders. I have waffle cones for you. Okay we're going to blend them just like a little bit of like we're gonna make a pie crust. Give it a little. do you see how you're doing. Blender convince super good. I'm taking this with me. Just so that the juicers no at home it's called a bs and it is a beast and it crushes everything so crushing. I've got three balls here. I've got about a cup and a quarter of our crushed crumbs. We've got melted butter and sugar. We're just gonna pour into a ball. This is all you need guys. It's three ingredients that you mix up to make this okay. The smell of melted butter man. Just wait can. I'm telling you i made these the other night. And when they were baking in the oven ooh did my kitchen smell. Good so good so you see when you're mixing it up. It really starts to get chunky. And it's really reforming crusty. And i'm just going to pour mind right into here. Are high dishes baked with love which they all are portrayed in their. Thank you martha stewart for these little tight trays. My queen of queen of herself. The og man. Oh gee you just put it in there. You want to make sure you really patted down. Here's a hot tip. You've ever do this in the kitchen. Take the bottom. Oh yes yes it like that these little hat whole film the and you know what you can do to. You can spray it with nonstick so that this doesn't happen. Which is happening that i know. But you know what we're in the kitchen. You can use your hands to assuming they're clean. This one is not waiting. This one is not waiting. So here's so you bake it for ten minutes. Bake it for ten minutes of three fifty and then fill it with whatever you want. We did ice cream in these. You can do them. We favor pie fillings. Well you can go up the size up the sides we've got this one for. I love the you're like making this. This isn't real chef. She's really into that. You're just a god. I told you this crust is like no question you've ever had hot tip. Also 'cause i love a sweet and salty combo which will get you but i even sometimes for a little solves. I need one bite of mine up. Did you try your crust. Yeah it's a cone and butter and sugar. only forty five seconds producers. execute one's easy. Anyone can do this. Do love fried chicken. This is one of my favorite fried chicken sweet chick. All you do is put fried chicken in account and universal with honey hot sauce just is the this is you know. Fried chicken and waffles is do all three. Do whatever you want to run hot sauce. Honey listen it.
Being Liked Can Last Forever & Persistence Pays Off
"Recently. I was watching some hulu. And i keep seeing the same commercial coming up over and over and the star of the commercials. Somebody who's been around a long time. In fact i've grown up with this person and then i started thinking. Wow this person is in that commercial and that person launched like thirty years ago and they became so beloved by a certain portion of population that they were unable to entrench themselves in pop culture in really grow their fame over time despite not really growing their career. And this is the interesting thing about popularity once you gain it. It's hard to lose it. You have to do something usually really bad to lose it when you get a following. They tend to stick around. They tend to be loyal. So think about this little analogy in terms of your business when we talk about this person the commercial that i keep seeing is the corona commercial with snoop dogg in it heading out corona beverages on a beach so here you have snoop dogg mainstream something that would have seemed insane back in nineteen ninety two prior to him dropping. His first album gangsta rapper from the lbc doing national commercials for huge brands. Chrysler corona doing shows with martha stewart. Why is he still around.
"martha stewart" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Of that scene doesn't go on. Oh you weren't in the room. Like i was off man all people they they had. They have plenty more to go with this. Y'all were in the room when i was watching boarding school cracker. I get no. I don't think you do one hockey. I have a favorite lacrosse team. I've a crush on martha stewart. People mistake me for the rookie underwear to be fair with the man. Something's call me off guard. And i did laugh. I'm not gonna piss stuck up. There probably would have been a time. Just be eight and it's just. Yeah i just couldn't get it out of myself to like to laugh out of afoul genuinely wanted to but there was some things that did catch me off guard here and i was like even some of them was like oh shit and i laugh because you know fair you got me. That's funny but it's fun to see that come in are man nuff said this now i did get them. Free breaking sosa. I did give it to him. I said man. I'm silly y'all know that and every now and then they'll do something as story so stupid so silly. You're ridiculous man. That i i had to laugh no matter what 'cause it's just so stupid amancio heart so i'm be fair that had eleven man our wellness over man. We'll just silicone breast screaming screaming. His.
John Krasinski Responds to Amy Schumer's Joke About His Marriage
"Even better than the first one, which blew me away. And then she said, amazing to be in the movie theater. And then she wrote, I've said it for a long time. I think Emily and John have a pretend marriage for publicity. But I still think you should see this on a rainy weekend. And as you know, John Krawczynski and Emily Blunt made a quiet place to she started and he's in in a little, but he directed sure, And this is what I really wanted to like That hyper focused on is the way John Prison Ski responded because he responded to this. Did he get was he? Was he all sensitive about it? Did you get in the dirt? Did he get down there to eat? Punch for punch Na Chris's kids sweating it, he wrote. Thank you, Amy. We're blowing up our whole marriage Got that's good. That's how you do it right now. You do it. Yeah, It's like you. Why would you have this affected Because some people would I mean Martha Stewart is infamous
A Slightly Greener Life With Tonya Harris
"I'm here with the lovely tonya harris. Who is an award. Winning environmental toxin expert and the founder of slightly greener offering busy moms simple tips to reduce toxins without turning their families. Lifestyle upside down. Tanya has been featured online in mind body green and martha stewart living and has appeared on tv shows across the country. Such as cbs new york. And the dr oz show for her expertise in environmental toxins nutrition and how toxins affect children so tanya. Welcome to the show so excited to have you here so excited to be here. Thanks for having me well. I want to start with this last little bit. About how toxins affect children. I imagine that you know you've spoken on this topic a lot. All across the country and no doubt is a very important topic. And when it comes to myself as a mom thinking about my children and the choices that i make of what i use in my home and what i feed them what i glean with all all the things It comes down to wanting the best for our children right. And i love that. Your approach to healthier living is first and foremost one of not overwhelming people. Which i'm one hundred percent about so it this topic of how to do a toxins affect children. How do you talk about this with parents. In a way. That doesn't just completely freak them out right. I know there's so much information out there. It's kind of scary when we learn it. But i think i should start out with the fact that my number one belief is no mom guilt because i think when we learned this the stuff that it can be so scary overwhelming. And then we go. Oh my kid that. I gave my kid that and we all do it. We all are doing the very best we can with the knowledge that we have at the time but then when we know better we can do better angela quote so i always like to start out with that because i know i gave my kids things in the past and then i'm like oh no i start learning this but as a child cancer survivor myself and then having all these issues with my own children and seeing the difference in removing some of the toxins has made an our home. I really like to talk about the health effects on children because even though they can have the same health effects in adults children are really more susceptible to environmental toxins.
Figuring It Out With Bethenny Frankel
"We've got a great show for you today. With self made serial entrepreneur and bravo's star bethany. Frankel you probably know her as one of the original cast members of the real housewives of new york city as a guest shark on shark tank or as a runner up on martha. Stewart's the prentice spinoff show as ceo and founder of the skinny girl brand and be strong her disaster relief initiative it's cleared bethany is a natural born dealmaker and proven business woman. She's here to teach us all about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship how to tune out the naysayers and how to step into our own voice. Welcome to the show bethany. Were so glad you're here. Thank you so much. i'm excited. Yeah well. I want to start with this. I thought we could go back to the early days. I always like to know what people were like as little girls. So what was little bethany like. Can you tell me about her. I was similar to the way i am now. I always be to my own drum. I've always been. I was an only child. And i moved around a lot. I went to so many different schools. Thirteen different schools so i was always used to being new and i was grown up very very early. So as a little girl. I was adventurous and independent and alone a lot very analytical. Because i was alone a lot so i was sort of coming up with my own imagination and creativity and i saw a lot of crazy things i worked at the race. Track is very little kid. I would get up at five o'clock in the morning and go to the racetrack to be what they call a hot walker when they excise the horses and then you have to wash them and cool them doubt not though like driving race. Track the horse race. Track the horse. Okay cool. I was very independent as well. My parents were both working out of the house and a feel like that's what led me to be sort of entrepreneurial like i had to learn how to solve problems for myself at such a young age so i feel like maybe that's something we have in common.
News Corp to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Consumer-Publishing Arm
"In London. Simon I in Fox News major publishing business has been sold. News Corp is buying Houghton Mifflin Hardcourts Consumer publishing business That's paying $349 Million Dhmh unit includes the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Martha Stewart titles and the Carmen San Diego books. It also publishes George Orwell. Philip Roth and its Children's books also include the little blue truck, Curious George And the Polar Express. The sale will help hoping to pay down debt and focus on its digital first education strategy.
How Harpers Bazaar follows digital trends to retain its authority in fashion
"So much. Bring on podcast nikki. Thank you for having me. So you've been at harper's bazaar now for what was it like three or four months. It's a it's a new role for you right. this is a new york. But you've come from other notable fashion and lifestyle publications before so you're this is a strong suit for you. This isn't like a new kind of area but how was it starting a new strategic leadership role during a pandemic when the world's remote yet it's i mean starting a sort of new role i think whether you're in leadership or you know just starting your job is weird when it's remote you have to think about how you're going to get to know the team how you're going to deliver feedback. How you're gonna energize. They seem to want to continue working during these like quote unquote crazy times. So it's on. It's tricky but i think it was really great for me to come back to a place like harper's bazaar where i knew a lot of the team already And just sort of hit the ground at the ground running. I think what's particularly interesting about your position and what your colleagues are are looking to do is Harper's bazaar is a legacy fashion brand. It's been around for decades I think i have a coffee table book of lake the covers from the early nineteen hundreds of harper's bazaar it's beautiful but my point is it's a it's old publication Your task though with turning that into a modern digital brand for a younger audience what goes into that process. And how have you been able to do that. during a pandemic yeah. I think when we when i came on and joined late. Attorney coffin. samir. Nassar join the two of them in sort of figuring out what harper's bazaar harper's bazaar dot com gonna look like. We really wanted to go back to you know fashion first and really leaning into our luxury routes but we also have a lot of roots in the feature space so we wanna take back into that as well and so you see a story take for example. We just put a story up today with a profile of martha stewart. And so you see. Somebody like martha stewart. Who is a legacy in a number south but we dressed her in gucci and fear of god and so we wanna make those sort of juicy internet e profiles at people will love but really just speak to what we as a brand do so well and have done so well for well over one hundred years though in that example. I'm assuming that there's probably a lot of like maybe social media elements tied in to take a What would normally be maybe spread in magazine and make it come alive for a much. Larger audience Key talk about you. Know the role that social media on that platform how that's been playing in your editorial strategy and digital strategy. Yeah i mean for the martha stewart story in particular. That story was sort of bread from following martha herself on social media and so she posted over the summer. I believe she posted that amazing sort of like you know beautiful photo of her coming out of a pool and like giving a kiss of the camera and we were like. Oh god martha stewart's kinda major right now like she. Obviously everyone knows apple. What if we lake put her into a sexy little dress or we put her into this suit and put some congress seekers on her and so that story particularly started it was born out of social media and then we were able to blow it out in the pages of the magazine and then have beautiful imagery to put back on social media and so really just sort of trying to think three sixty and trying to really not It's not about A print story or digital story. It's really thinking about the brown. The brand holistically and so when we have a profile like martha you know. How are we going to blow it out on all of the
Snoop Dogg to Co-Host Puppy Bowl With Martha Stewart
"The super bowl to the puppy bowl. Snoop dogg and martha stewart will be hosting. This year's puppy bowl is happening in case. You're wondering competitions will in cu include creating the perfect party snack and crafting a puppy bowl. Themed cocktail snooping. Martha will be sporting their orange and blue jerseys dedicated to team. Rough team fluff and their own. Dogs will also be taking part the puppy bowl air sunday february seventh at two pm on animal planet. It will also be streaming on discovery
Martha Stewart just got the COVID-19 vaccine and shut down followers who accused her of 'jumping the line'
"Stewart got the covert vaccine guys yesterday, and but some people were Getting kind of on her thinking that she had jumped the line or kind of gotten her gotten it through her connections. Well, she came out and said that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line just like the others. I didn't know this guys, but she's 79 years old. She looks great for her age. Great. Yes. Oh, Good for her to get it and you know if you're there are a lot of places they're having too hard times getting these out because they'll take him out for someone to get ready to give them to him. They won't show up. So people are just randomly showing up and getting vaccinated, too. So it's not always as simple as following the rules here, right? Absolutely well and it's just different in every jurisdiction. So you
Pelosi, Democrats unveiling new $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill
"Answer Pelosi Democrats have proposed a new two point two, trillion dollar corona virus relief bill. She said it's a compromise measure that reduces the cost of economic aid and includes new funding for schools, small businesses, restaurants, performance spaces, airline workers, and other Speaker Pelosi spoke to Treasury, Secretary Steve Mnuchin yesterday, and they plan to speak again today now, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows saying that president trump would be willing to sign a one point three, trillion dollar relief package but. We'll see guys where this all
Martha Stewart Launches a Line of CBD Gummies
"Everyone hey, what do you think Martha Stewart does to unwind it's easy to imagine her lighting some organic aromatherapy candles perhaps are wrapping herself up in an Egyptian cotton row but actually turns out the queen of domesticity has picked up a few tips on relaxation from her bff in cannabis connoisseur snoop Dogg lately she says she favors CBD Gumy's. She likes them so much in fact that she decided to launch her own brand steward is partnered with canopy growth. The world's largest marijuana company to develop a line of the sweet treats. But these aren't your average mind. You Stewart's Gumy's are fashioned after French pot if we which is a fancy name for fruit flavored jelly candies coated in granulated sugar, they come in flavors like blood orange and blackberry, and are infused with Canada dial or. which is derived from hemp plants for those unacquainted CBD is different from that other cannabis chemical t h see that's the one that gets you. HIGH CBD won't alter your reality but users do credit with a wide range of health and wellness benefits. It's popular for managing pain anxiety insomnia. Among other ailments. But whether it actually does any of those things isn't exactly clear. In Two thousand eighteen the FDA approved a CBD oral solution to treat too rare seizure disorders, but the science hasn't proven conclusively that it's all that effective with much else that hasn't stopped CBD from gaining a loyal customer base though since it became legal in the US in two thousand, eighteen CBD CBD infused products
Diversity in Photography
"Welcome back to another episode I'm your host Frederik van Johnson. Today I'm talking with my friend Karen Sacks. We're GONNA be talking about her new accidents, not even that new, but it's a it's a service that you may not have heard about its. Services a good name for Karen can explain what what the loop is all about, but it is a, it's something. Like this carrying you can tell me if I'm wrong, it is something that is serving a niche that is severely under served right now, and she's at the right place at the right time with the right product cares acts welcome to the show how's it going and it's going great. Thank you so much for having me and great description of of what we're building at the loop. WAS THAT AMORPHOUS? You it was. It was why don't I? Can. Go a little bit deeper and. What we like to say is that we're building a platform that is connecting the world's best diverse photographers, commercial professional photographers with brands around the world to make great work we want to help brands get content. Simply we WANNA simplify that process and we want to help photographers especially underrepresented diverse photographers get work. So we're bringing those two together our platform, the loop. Wonderful. That sounds like you you practice for. Maybe once or twice. Saying that a lot lately. To, the elevator with with. Man. Musk at your kitchen, you know. Right, exactly that's my elevator patch. Has Perfect Elevator pitch. Okay. So let's let's rewind I wanNA dive into the loop and kind of understand you know at a at a DNA level what it is you built and are building. But let's let's understand who cares. Sachs's I swear what's your? What's your pedigree that brought you from A to B. Sarah? No problem. So I have been in the industry for close. To twenty years, it sounds a little crazy to say that twenty years But that's how long it's been. I started my career at National Geographic I actually backing up a little bit started taking photography classes in high school like many photographers they always put in there about me section on their website that somebody gave them a camera when they're fifteen or sixteen years old. Similar similar for me I started taking classes. Photography classes in high school fell in love with it decided I wanted to major in photography. I went to the University of Michigan where I studied photography. I have a BFA photography I also have. A degree in American culture. So I did it be in American culture I felt like I needed both of those to take me where I wanted to go in my career yet I didn't know where I wanted to go in my career. I had this idea that I wanted to be at national geographic like many photographers many young aspiring photographers who wanted to go to national. Geographic I had my heart set on it. I. Didn't know what that would look like for me. I didn't know how I would get there. I didn't know what I would do there but I. Knew I. needed a career in photography and I wanted to start there and that's what I did when I graduated from the University of Michigan in August the following summer at the end of the summer I, moved to Washington DC and I started a job at National Geographic Kids magazine as a photo assistant and worked my way up to a photo editor. I. Was there for four years. It was an unbelievable experience I would ride in the elevator speaking of elevators I would ride in elevators with photographers whose work had been studying in school and I would be so nervous. I often wouldn't know what to say to them. That it was they were my heroes, my superstars they were who I wanted to be around into study their work and to know their images and I loved taking my film to get dropped off at the at the film lab at National Geographic. How cool that there was a film lab there and yes, we are still shooting film in those days. And I would be you know right next to Steve McCurry are Jodi COBB and that to me was the coolest thing. So I was there for four years and over that time I, realized that my place was not behind the camera was not being a photographer it was working with photographers. So I started to get a glimpse of really what I wanted to be doing and with each move I made in long career I got closer and closer to what it is that I wanted to be doing. So after I left geographic, I moved up to New York and I started freelancing for the Wall Street Journal. Started meeting a lot of photographers being in studios with them kind of understanding how they operated, how they worked, how they got jobs, and from there where did I go Martha Stewart Martha Stewart living in I was a director photographer on the merchandise side at Martha unbelievable experience I felt like I was working with the best of the best actually where I met my husband and I worked on all of her different product lines overseeing the photography for the product lines working with Martha on a couple of. Shoots, which was an incredible experience and I also after I left there. I went to a place called Archive. I skipped one I was at Corbis for a little bit Corbis, which is now part of getty images in the stock photography world. So I was getting glimpses of different aspects of the photo industry starting with editorial moving into commercial with Martha's products moving into stock photography. At Trunk Archive, I worked with high end photographers, Boutique photo, agency So so I kept kind of building I. Think these are all building blocks. And then more recently, I was at shutter sock for five years. So that's when I really understood what it meant to build products and to work for a company in the photo space. And then that has led me to the loop,
The Rules of Insider Trading
"Everybody listens to. BILLTOWN. Daniel town. Up to the PODCAST. We are here to teach and learn about. Investing. Mostly. Ler. Mostly. Teach. Although I have to say. I always seen in my life that you learn I learned the most when I teach something. You certainly, I've learned on this podcast that you certainly learn. where the holes are where you've sort of. Lightly. You know treated lightly intellectually that you've sort of breezed through some major point and you've been amazing it kind of poking. The holes out and saying here. And I. Don't understand this and this doesn't make sense and so on. So that I've learned a lot actually on this podcast. About how to teach it maybe. That's Nice I wasn't trying to poke holes. I was just trying to understand what's the best the best rationale for poking holes trying to understand. So we're wrapping up something here. What are we wrapping up? The management of the business were understanding the management of the business? As one of our major checklist items and we've covered. The fact that management is is good if the company has little or no debt Rico, his high again smaller R. E is high nuggets smaller. It's got low maintenance capital expenditures. Free cash flow is a big chunk of earnings. Owner earnings is a big chunk of earnings. CEO's experienced. Got A great track record. Believe they have integrity pay is reasonable based on long-term success so they're on the same side of the table is us which we talked. About. Is. Somewhat. problematic. Super Interesting. Last thing is that management is buying their stock. which is wait a second. Okay. I write each one down. And I make a little check box because it's a checklist. Say it again. The whole thing? No. Just in the newest one Lewis one the last one. Number management is buying their stock. Is. Buying their staw. That means insider trading. We'll show that the management team is reporting that they're buying their own stock out in the market and pain real money. Okay so you set a couple of things there. One is they're buying it off. The market rate public market. So. What you're talking about there is that when somebody who's an insider like an executive is they have to report to the SEC in the US is how it works. They have to report to the SEC that they have bought the stock of their company and the se then puts it out publicly so that we all know what's going on and if they sell, they have to do the same thing. So we just know kind of like what's happening Rather, quickly to forty eight S. yeah. And they have to tell us what price they paid for it. How many shares they bought? True. It's quite. Quite comprehensive and we get to see. that. All important information why is that important? because. They only buy their stock for one reason. and. That's because it's GONNA go up. There's a lot of reasons why somebody might sell a stock who's in a management position But if it's a significant purchase, we'll talk about that in a second. There's only one reason that management make significant purchases of their own stock at market prices through the public market, and that is because that is going up in their opinion doesn't mean they're right. All the time, but it is a heck of a great signal. That something good is in the works you may not see in the numbers. But these guys are the on the very inside and it's not illegal for them to do that. That's. Think. Really astonishes some people. because. Obviously, management knows things that have not been disclosed to the to the. Public. And yet they can buy their own stock based on that inside information. When if they told me if if somebody from Armada Hoffler for example, which is like a family owned company largely public company, but our family owns a big chunk of it. If. If someone on the inside of that company told me something. About the company that had not been released to the public and I went and bought the stock. I go to jail. Go to jail. That's what they got. Martha. What's her name? Martha Stewart Mother Stewart. Martha. Stewart. They didn't actually get it for inside trading I. Think they could. They got her for lying about it. Yeah, and she went and did jail time. So this is a really interesting loophole in the law for insider trading, and that is a management team absolutely combined their own stock without disclosing this new information to the public. As long as they. File with the SEC within forty eight hours that they bought the stock. So this is important information because it's kind of the equivalent. Of going public with some new information.
Hollywood's Good Looking Debate
"There is a great Hollywood debate igniting as we speak and we need to talk about it. So it started with this tweet from one of the executive producers of one day at a time asking what male actor is the perfect level of good looking. But also seems fun funny and Goofy twitter collectively seems to think the answer is Paul Rudd. D You guys agree with that? I do. Agree with I. That is like the perfect. He's handsome. He's attractive. He's not intimidatingly attractive. But he's cute and he's also has a lot of personality. So he's just like he's he's Fine look you know what I mean like he's not like the sexiest man alive, but he's got something. Out. Here. Beers. I think he is sexy and especially when he did a man and he was only like chicken breasts, Barroga's leading up to it with all training. Okay. He turned to ninety Zadie looks going on. Who would be your picks? Yes and who did you pick? You know what is going to have to go down a rabbit hole. So follow me here. My pick was Chris Threat back in parks and rec days where he was a goofy and hard. But didn't know he was hot before he got around all hank, we'll see. The hottest NF heiress God is at that time and you know the minute he got hot s. she was like wait what. I didn't sign up for this. This is not what I wanted to go back to the. Keep on eating your Rama noodles like do not get on this diet. So. Unfortunately. The Globe show inevitable like it just happens. No matter what and it's. It's so welcomed by the person that's going through. But the people surrounding it is like I did want this. I chose Zach braff. I don't know. He was the that popped into my mind. Don't you think that makes sense like he's definitely sexy, but not overtly sexy, and he's just he has more of a specific luck. He's not liked so like he's kind of on that call ride. Oh this. Never, thought that he could. Kind Kinda. See when he's in a good suit like right there in the nice tie women minute. We were we supposed to pick someone that wasn't like overtly beautiful, but just like attractive, like has a thing. It's. Assignment I guess. So everyone just. Zach Braff to be employed. That's when he is at his sexiest is when he's consistently employ and that hasn't happened for quite some time. So he's not that sexy anymore. Why? Don't they every time I do see that graph weather that Craig I saw him at the Hollywood bowl, he always had the hottest girl with him.
‘Tenet’ Rollout Set: 70 Countries to Begin Opening by End of August, Followed by U.S. Over Labor Day Weekend
"What is the latest if I may ask on movies? So the latest update is that tenant is going to come out at the end of August worldwide but not in America because we haven't earned it yet, and because all the other countries across the globe have become much safer and have gotten to places where they can get bigger crowds into place like a movie theater. And we just jump in in there. Just a quick second. Do you know what countries have theaters open by country? Just about all of them, I think I think the plan is that it's going to go to seventy countries on the opening weekend situation and then the goal is for it to open in basically whatever theaters can take it in America on Labor Day weekend. According, according to the. Twitter posts that you met re tweeted it says that the territory's will include Australia, Canada France Germany Italy Japan Korea Russia Spain and the UK. And then that'll keep growing out from there. I think China's on the list to and. Yeah, and then Labor Day weekend it should come to America and there's a lot of people talking about like, oh well, how will they decide what theaters and what cities are going to get ten like it right now they're saying like select theaters will get it in America, but that's not gonNA. Happen. To like these are still one-third filled auditoriums If you have a wall and can protect tended onto it, you will get ten because they got. They're just GONNA like try to put this ever I bet you drive we'll get it. I bet you anywhere that can get tenant and make money off of it. They will give you ten at this point I imagine 'cause they can't. They can't hold on much longer, right? No, and they're not going to have New York L. A. Most likely when it comes out because those cities are still those those cities are still kind of locked down especially in group numbers. So they're gonna put it anywhere so. And at this point I don't think they can delay it anymore I think if they do it again, everyone's just going to be like just laugh. So can have a collective mental breakdown. So it's Technically Labor Day. New Movies. Or at least new movie singular well, new. New movie move. New Movie Labor Day Wins Labor Day not for a month.
Bobby and Billy Dukes from Taste of Country
"Welcome to episode two forty nine, where at the end of this? Eddie Mighty and I will review the movie wall card. The Dewey Cox Story. It's an old movie, but it's a music movie. I never thought it'd be funny, so if you haven't seen the movie, you still might light. Listen to the review. Is We're we're kind of down? But if you haven't seen it and you WANNA watch, maybe go watch it. Then come back to the end of this podcast, but we're GONNA put it at the end. In case, there are spoilers to right Mike. Yeah a little bit. But that's not a movie doesn't matter if it's spoiled, it's not like some crazy indy. There's nothing you can really spoil it. Yeah, so check that out. CHECK THE MOVIE I! Also talked to Billy Dukes, coming out from taste of country on the top ten hottest artist, a twenty twenty kind of go through that bill, smart guy like him had a Montauk about that music headlines of the week. Live nation is trying to get artists to take pay cuts for concerts and festivals next year in a memo obtained by rolling stone live, nation sites, unprecedented times and quote the exponential release. Excuse me the exponential rise of certain costs as reasons for adjusting payment policies. That's interesting because they're going to have to pay a lot more. To make the make, sure things are safe and clean, yeah. Then they thought they would. Let me read more about this. Most of the new policies shift to financial burdens to the artist's. For example, the company wants to decrease the monetary guarantees promised to artists before and a bit twenty percent across the board. Live nation also says that if a concert is canceled due to poor ticket sales, it will give the artist twenty five percent of the guarantee. Well that's interesting. And I think I'll speak on this as also a performer I work with these promotion companies promoters all different ones I. think as long as books are shown. People can make wise decisions about business are doing together, and it's not that I don't trust live nation or an artist, but I would like to see if I'm someone that's has agreed to a tour or agreed to three or four shows even show I wanna see those costs, and why am I? GonNa take. Mine Down Twenty percent. The twenty five percent on the on the cancellation is great for an artist. Also, there's still get paid even if they don't sell tickets because people don't WanNa come. Twenty. They're guaranteed twenty bucks. They, probably a lower act would be guaranteed about ten to fifteen thousand. Unless it's a baby act on big tour there about five, five, thousand, seventy, five hundred. Lower. Ten to big acts are. Hundreds of thousands of dollars a night. So you're talking about. That's a nice little little. Give there. But that's interesting I never thought about the fact that it's going to cost more to put on shows. So I think as long as they show their books a little bit I don't know why artist would say no to that true. because. Everybody's GonNa lose some money here. Everybody, and no party, promoter or artist. Should benefit, and the other should suffer. You should kind of all being this together in a way. Interesting I didn't think about that some more. Maybe do a whole podcast on that that'd be the most boring podcasts ever open a book. Now the whole country is protesting. Rage against the machine is actually back on the charts. The band's self titled Debut. Album landed back on the billboard. It reached number eight on the I tunes top album charts as well. Yeah, do we have any rage I both them up? This is right in my gut from back in. High. School more so than college. I guess it was like ninth and tenth grade. I would have. Someone sent me a tape of the edge in Dallas. They'd hit record play and take an hour and the. An hour and I get a lot of rage and that. Was a big rage guy, but I didn't really know why I. Just like the sound I didn't really know. What they were protesting at the time by the time I started to know I started to get older and getting college, and they started to fall off a little bit. Do their own things. But now look back. Pretty cool. This is one of my favorites. What else do you have all right, so? We're limited in the range music. A CON has secured a six billion dollar contract to build a con city. A futuristic cryptocurrency theme city in Senegal. Along with having homes, malls and a power plant, a city all amenities. The city needs including schools in a police station pretty baller. Some people have buildings. Here's a whole city. Alex Super Futuristic. Does this ever actually happen. Though I don't know the guy who did smack that now has a city and see the king because he just. There's King Oh. Yeah, what because if he's not? He's still. The city is named after. And then if he does something really bad and his older life like commits a bad crime. That's a change the name of it because they don't want the name the city after so like you're not seeing any bill. cosby elementary schools still remaining in play. Now that he would do that, but I'm saying. You know. Commits. Fraud. Martha Stewart style. Do. You have to change the name of the city. Finally Dashboard confessional singer Chris. CARRABBA suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident. Luckily they weren't life threatening, and he expects to make a full recovery as watching the video of him in the hospital bed. You see it yet. Sad lookin'. Yeah, it looks pretty terrible. Motorcycles. Just never had the need to Yana on motorcycle. He's motorcycle guy though he looks cool riding motorcycle. Down Hilas here, oh! Oh, I've never seen him writing I just say like He. He's the kind of guy that will look cool. Riding motorcycles tattoos like the good face. We have those things tattoos in the face pretty good to go. But he's what happened to him. Do you know I don't know? He had a car car hit him. I don't even think that he hit anybody. I think he just fell rookie. Here's the one thing I've never acted motorcycle. Think. I've ever been on one driving me I. Never Motorcycle. Let's talk about new music before we get into this. I'm just really it's really weird about even building statues after people who are still alive. It's always a tricky thing because they do something. That's not so good they. Statue down. You want us to wait on your statue then. Yeah, okay. I personally don't, but like I wondered in my town. There's a sciences boy home. Bobby bonds if I do something bad and I go to jail. Do they rip that down I? Don't want that