21 Burst results for "Middle Earth"

"middle earth" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

07:15 min | 5 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Letter was sent but unfortunately that was lost during the later bombing of Germany. In the unsigned letter. Tolkien makes the point that the word Aryan is a linguistic term denoting speakers of Indo Iranian languages. He was like so your whole area. Thing is an even means. Yeah and he continued in part quote it but if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin. I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors that gifted people. Yeah so he was like really given Altogether token was anti-racism anti-nazi anti industrialization pro conservation and a devout Catholic off. There has been a lot of reading into stories as being allegories of the Catholic faith which may be true but he himself objected to see us. Louis religious references in historians believing them to be a little too on the nose. Sure Yeah my favorite story about him is that during the period when he was writing. This story is the inklings were meeting. Frequently reading aloud to each other their drafts of what they were working on and according to letters written by other members one day silken began on another one of his middle Earth Tales when academic and inkling Hugo dyson muttered not. Another fucking Elf Eventually tolkien stopped reading his works at meetings altogether. The other thing that I should mention is that in the nineteen sixties. There was a big resurgence of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit as a as a cultural touchstone mostly because ballantine books issued paperbacks of the novels so it was a lot more people got a chance to read them and and Frodo became kind of a counterculture icon. So frodo lives became this counterculture slogan that was written in Graffiti. People had pins and buttons. It was like people would write it in like subway stations and stuff became like a symbol of the hippies so one of the things like you'll see like old boomers will still have t shirts that say. Frodo lives buttons and things so and also that was around the time like the late sixties early seventies when the animated version of the Hobbit came about and no movie was made of it besides that at least like feature film length until the movies came out in the late ninety s with Peter Jackson and those became a huge head. I mean my dad got me into Lord of the rings in a major way when I was a kid and I read them a couple of times. I think like the whole series two or three times. And when the movies came out we were like so pumped and the Tegla Pharaohs unfortunately are genetically. We have bladders decisive walnuts so we would like my sister and I. My Dad would go out to lunch beforehand to like get like fill the belly because it's going to be a long road but we would specifically not drink all day so that we could stay. I mean we all probably had kidney stones or whatever but like so. We can stay in the movie the entire time and we did that every time. The movies came out which is really fun. So yeah the movies are very for the most part very like truthful. True to the books. They're great I mean. The characters are wonderful. The settings are great but the books themselves are just stunning. And if I remember correctly your husband Steve Yes would hold like the marathon type. We're going to watch all three in a row. Yeah movies and also Cook along with it. Yeah so Steve would do usually on New Year's Eve but not always he would have. I only did this once because by the time we met and started dating. This was when everybody was kind of like all of his friend. Groups were scattered all over the place but this happened apparently every year for a long time where he would play the movies and this is like director's cut and it all together was like twelve hours so they would get together in the morning and he would create this big spread of themed foods so they would have breakfast and then they would have breakfast and then they would have themed like meals. So there was he had like helm's deep dish. Pizza was one that re- that reminded me about and at one point they like cooked. He specifically ordered from Wegmans. An octopus cooked to grill like in January on his grill and it ended up being discussing from what I remember from what I remember him telling me. It's not like I was there but when I was invited to one I thought like an idiot. I thought it was like the movies are on the background. Everyone's eating and talking and like watching a little bit or not. No this was like everyone. Shut the hell up. We're starting on disc one. Turn off the lights like turn off your phone. Watch Lord of the Rings for twelve hours and like at every at the end of every disc. It was a new meal so they would finish the desks. Dvd's finished the desk and then everyone would be like okay not break like drink tea. Go Go pee. Eat like this was a thing that it would be like twenty five people living room like watching Lord of the Rings. It's cool. It was cool thing. I remember the one year that I went. I didn't even stay for the whole thing. I think I left seven pm because it goes from like like nine am to midnight or something like that but anyway so yeah. Lord of the Rings has a lot of impact on our culture and is probably one of the one of the earliest in and most influential works of high fantasy that has influence a lot of other things. You can see a lot. A lot of things from Harry Potter. Were very clearly influenced. Lord of the ring exactly and like most everything. After that was written anything. Fantasy related does have like the fingerprints of Tolkien. Especially this idea of like creating a whole world mythology and history and language in all of this stuff these back stories whether it's explicit in the book or not is all token like that was his thing so it's cool If you ever read the books read the books. If nothing else read Hobbit is short. It's entertaining it's a kids book but not like too much of a kids book and it's it's kind of sweet was kind of sweet little you know fantasy novel so the Third Lord of the rings gets a little too much into like battle strategy. It like you kind of have to wade through it. And then he took his links to the lower rates like so insane to the West but yeah they're good books but anyway that was my series on series Lord of the Rings Bravo Lower and so my quiz today is called Daring Disney Balloon. Gun a quiz on rings questionable one speaking of Germany. The Audi album with its interlocking rings. Identifies one of Germany's oldest established automobile manufacturers? How many rings are in the emblem question number? Two in two thousand and two. Everyone was properly freaked out by the horror. Mega hit the ring which spawned two sequels the ring to and rings while the movies were American. They were remakes of a foreign film and Television series based on novels from what country known for their extremely creepy.

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"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

Covert Nerd Podcast

06:37 min | 5 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

"Tim Taylor definitely help you out and hook you up with whatever you're looking for also wanted to do a minute now. This one's going to be a little tough again so I apologize for those Tolkien fans out. There might totally flood up something but anyway I'm going to be talking about. The Newman orients the new minorities. Were that race of men. If you remember in the movie airborne was a new minority in. They had a long life and they got their start. After the downfall of more goth sirens master Saharan fled but the gods the allies what they're called rewarded the men a group of men for helping in the defeat of Serotonin more goth and gave him this island. I king of the Newman orients was l Ross. And he had a brother named L. Ronde as we know from the movies they were half Elven so they could pick either the immortality of the elves or the mortality of the men so l. Ross chose to be one of the men but also the land that they got from the valor. They also gave them long life as we know in the movie airborne was seventy six seventy eight. I think if I remember correctly so they gave these men. The Newman orients extended life. They typically lived around four hundred years of age sometimes a little longer later on. They didn't live quite as long. But we'll get that in the later on this island really good. They loved the valor on the Gods and everything good but slowly but surely they started to decline. They wanted not only a long life. They wanted immortality like the elves became jealous of the elves and wanted immortality. They were told that they can never visit the West. If you remember in the movies the end Bilbo and Frodo and Gandalf and some of the others went on a ship and went to the West. They went to this place called the undying land. The deal the valor made with the new minorities was that you can have long life but you can never go to. The undying land will later on generations later thousands of years later in fact they said No. No we're not going to be banned from that. They call it the ban. R- actually going to go to the undying land anyway. And so sorry. Ron Shows up on the scene later. On the Newman Guide extremely wealthy and very arrogant. And that's why they decided to say you know what we're going to them dying land anyway. We don't care we're better. We know better and sarin help feed that. In fact he came to the island as a prisoner and faked being captured by one of the minority and kings. And that's where all this got started. And the Valor said. We're not having any of that. As soon as one of the kings went to the undying land he destroyed the army and sunk the island. And so basically. This is tokens version of Atlantis. But as we know some of airborne's relatives he still door remember. He was from new minore. They left the island before it sank and established colonies in middle earth. And there's where we get gone door fascinating fascinating story. I definitely don't do it. Justice but the whole story has a lot of intrigue and you can find a detailed story of this in the Sylmar million towards the back. It's called the Cala Bath and it's only about thirty pages long and goes into much more detail of the capturing of SAR on and the deception. He gives the king and how he moves. The Newman orients down that dark dark path to the point that they start doing human sacrifices as well. Then there's another book called. The Tales of new Minora and middle earth has even more little short stories about the different kings of new minore and how they had shifted over the years and started getting more evil also in the return of the king. If you remember there's those a pen nixes in the back there's one in there called Appendix B. That gives you an outline a time line. Excuse me of the second age which is when this whole Numidian. Time-line took place and it gives an outline of the second age and talks about how they started. And how you can see there that they slowly disintegrated down to basically evil so you get little tidbits of the new minority ans even in the Lord of the rings books the Cala Bath and the other. The unfinished tales of numerous men are numerous middle. Earth just gives you more detail. One of the quotes from the tales of numerous middle earth is this. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play. I thought that was just a fun quote from the book and that one details of middle earth is written by Tolkien but edited by his son. Just like the Iranian Christopher Tolkien so what Christopher Tolkien did in a nutshell is take little stories that his dad wrote but never finished and kind of put them together. In a more cohesive matter. Not The best as you know by. The million is very disjointed. But that's the best he could do so he might find a couple of paragraphs about the new minority in kings over here and he finds another two three or four pages about the numerous Newman. Orients over here and put them all into one book? And that's what he did definitely check out the bath in the back of the sylmar million or tales of new minore in middle earth or both good and the Cala bath is very short so you can probably sit down and read those thirty pages very quickly and it's just a fun read. I just but I'm also a token nerd so take that with a grain of salt. Well that's all I thank you for listening. I really appreciate it. Go to covert nerd dot net to find other episodes on any of the PODCASTS. Catchers that you have I'll have links to the show notes and they're you can subscribe pretty much anywhere Apple Podcast spotify. Google podcast pretty much everywhere and again. If you have a suggestion for the show or comments you can shoot me an email. I'll have all my contact information at the covert ner dot net website again. Thank you for listening. And until next time heard it up.

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Middle Earth Minute: The Numenoreans

Covert Nerd Podcast

05:39 min | 5 months ago

Middle Earth Minute: The Numenoreans

"I'm going to be talking about. The Newman orients the new minorities. Were that race of men. If you remember in the movie airborne was a new minority in. They had a long life and they got their start. After the downfall of more goth sirens master Saharan fled but the gods the allies what they're called rewarded the men a group of men for helping in the defeat of Serotonin more goth and gave him this island. I king of the Newman orients was l Ross. And he had a brother named L. Ronde as we know from the movies they were half Elven so they could pick either the immortality of the elves or the mortality of the men so l. Ross chose to be one of the men but also the land that they got from the valor. They also gave them long life as we know in the movie airborne was seventy six seventy eight. I think if I remember correctly so they gave these men. The Newman orients extended life. They typically lived around four hundred years of age sometimes a little longer later on. They didn't live quite as long. But we'll get that in the later on this island really good. They loved the valor on the Gods and everything good but slowly but surely they started to decline. They wanted not only a long life. They wanted immortality like the elves became jealous of the elves and wanted immortality. They were told that they can never visit the West. If you remember in the movies the end Bilbo and Frodo and Gandalf and some of the others went on a ship and went to the West. They went to this place called the undying land. The deal the valor made with the new minorities was that you can have long life but you can never go to. The undying land will later on generations later thousands of years later in fact they said No. No we're not going to be banned from that. They call it the ban. R- actually going to go to the undying land anyway. And so sorry. Ron Shows up on the scene later. On the Newman Guide extremely wealthy and very arrogant. And that's why they decided to say you know what we're going to them dying land anyway. We don't care we're better. We know better and sarin help feed that. In fact he came to the island as a prisoner and faked being captured by one of the minority and kings. And that's where all this got started. And the Valor said. We're not having any of that. As soon as one of the kings went to the undying land he destroyed the army and sunk the island. And so basically. This is tokens version of Atlantis. But as we know some of airborne's relatives he still door remember. He was from new minore. They left the island before it sank and established colonies in middle earth. And there's where we get gone door fascinating fascinating story. I definitely don't do it. Justice but the whole story has a lot of intrigue and you can find a detailed story of this in the Sylmar million towards the back. It's called the Cala Bath and it's only about thirty pages long and goes into much more detail of the capturing of SAR on and the deception. He gives the king and how he moves. The Newman orients down that dark dark path to the point that they start doing human sacrifices as well. Then there's another book called. The Tales of new Minora and middle earth has even more little short stories about the different kings of new minore and how they had shifted over the years and started getting more evil also in the return of the king. If you remember there's those a pen nixes in the back there's one in there called Appendix B. That gives you an outline a time line. Excuse me of the second age which is when this whole Numidian. Time-line took place and it gives an outline of the second age and talks about how they started. And how you can see there that they slowly disintegrated down to basically evil so you get little tidbits of the new minority ans even in the Lord of the rings books the Cala Bath and the other. The unfinished tales of numerous men are numerous middle. Earth just gives you more detail. One of the quotes from the tales of numerous middle earth is this. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play. I thought that was just a fun quote from the book and that one details of middle earth is written by Tolkien but edited by his son. Just like the Iranian Christopher Tolkien so what Christopher Tolkien did in a nutshell is take little stories that his dad wrote but never finished and kind of put them together. In a more cohesive matter. Not The best as you know by. The million is very disjointed. But that's the best he could do so he might find a couple of paragraphs about the new minority in kings over here and he finds another two three or four pages about the numerous Newman. Orients over here and put them all into one book? And that's what he did definitely check out the bath in the back of the sylmar million or tales of new minore in middle earth or both good and the Cala bath is very short so you can probably sit down and read those thirty pages very quickly and it's just a fun read. I just but I'm also a token nerd so take that with a grain of

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"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

Covert Nerd Podcast

06:30 min | 5 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

"Tim Taylor definitely help you out and hook you up with whatever you're looking for also wanted to do a minute now. This one's going to be a little tough again so I apologize for those Tolkien fans out. There might totally flood up something but anyway I'm going to be talking about. The Newman orients the new minorities. Were that race of men. If you remember in the movie airborne was a new minority in. They had a long life and they got their start. After the downfall of more goth sirens master Saharan fled but the gods the allies what they're called rewarded the men a group of men for helping in the defeat of Serotonin more goth and gave him this island. I king of the Newman orients was l Ross. And he had a brother named L. Ronde as we know from the movies they were half Elven so they could pick either the immortality of the elves or the mortality of the men so l. Ross chose to be one of the men but also the land that they got from the valor. They also gave them long life as we know in the movie airborne was seventy six seventy eight. I think if I remember correctly so they gave these men. The Newman orients extended life. They typically lived around four hundred years of age sometimes a little longer later on. They didn't live quite as long. But we'll get that in the later on this island really good. They loved the valor on the gods and everything good but slowly but surely they started to decline. They wanted not only a long life. They wanted immortality like the elves became jealous of the elves and wanted immortality. They were told that they can never visit the West. If you remember in the movies the end Bilbo and Frodo and Gandalf and some of the others went on a ship and went to the West. They went to this place called the undying land. The deal the valor made with the new minorities was that you can have long life but you can never go to. The undying land will later on generations later thousands of years later in fact they said No. No we're not going to be banned from that. They call it the ban. R- actually going to go to the undying land anyway. And so sorry. Ron Shows up on the scene later. On the Newman Guide extremely wealthy and very arrogant. And that's why they decided to say you know what we're going to them dying land anyway. We don't care we're better. We know better and sarin help feed that. In fact he came to the island as a prisoner and faked being captured by one of the minority and kings. And that's where all this got started. And the Valor said. We're not having any of that. As soon as one of the kings went to the undying land he destroyed the army and sunk the island. And so basically. This is tokens version of Atlantis. But as we know some of airborne's relatives he still door remember. He was from new minore. They left the island before it sank and established colonies in middle earth. And there's where we get gone door fascinating fascinating story. I definitely don't do it. Justice but the whole story has a lot of intrigue and you can find a detailed story of this in the Sylmar million towards the back. It's called the Cala Bath and it's only about thirty pages long and goes into much more detail of the capturing of SAR on and the deception. He gives the king and how he moves. The Newman orients down that dark dark path to the point that they start doing human sacrifices. Then there's another book called. The Tales of new Minora and middle earth has even more little short stories about the different kings of new minore and how they had shifted over the years and started getting more evil also in the return of the king. If you remember there's those appendixes in the back there's one in there called Appendix B. That gives you an outline a time. Line excuse me of the second age which is when this whole Numidian. Time-line took place and it gives an outline of the second age and talks about how they started. And how you can see there that they slowly disintegrated down to basically evil so you get little tidbits of the new minority ans even in the Lord of the rings books the Cala Bath and the other. The unfinished tales of numerous men are numerous middle. Earth just gives you more detail. One of the quotes from the tales of numerous middle earth is this. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play. I thought that was just a fun quote from the book and that one details of middle earth is written by Tolkien but edited by his son. Just like the Meridian Christopher Tolkien so what? Christopher Tolkien did in a nutshell is take little stories that his dad wrote but never finished and kind of put them together in a more cohesive matter. Not The best as you know by. The million is very disjointed. But that's the best he could do so he might find a couple of paragraphs about the new minority in kings over here and he finds another two three or four pages about the numerous newman. Orients over here and put them all into one book? And that's what he did definitely check out the bath in the back of the sylmar million or tales of new minore in middle earth or both good and the Cala bath is very short so you can probably sit down and read those thirty pages very quickly and it's just a fun read. I just but I'm also a token nerd so take that with a grain of salt. Well that's all I thank you for listening. I really appreciate it. Go to covert nerd dot net to find other episodes on any of the PODCASTS. Catchers that you have I'll have links to the show notes and they're you can subscribe pretty much anywhere Apple Podcast spotify. Google podcast pretty much everywhere and again. If you have a suggestion for the show or comments you can shoot me an email. I'll have all my contact information at the covert ner dot net website again. Thank you for listening and until next time heard it up.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: I Am More Than Science

Toure Show

08:26 min | 5 months ago

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: I Am More Than Science

"Neil degrasse Tyson. It's one of the most brilliant people alive but when we finally got together for an interview I WanNa talk to him about science. I WanNa talk about almost anything else. So we get into who he is a deep about. How race has impacted his life. The book concludes with Attribute Kim say to your father your sorry Eulogy Yes yes and You Know I lost my dad last year Owen did. Your Dad passed three years ago. Three years ago and You honor him beautifully. Can you tell us about him? And how he leads into you sort of the way you sort of take from him to become who you are. Yeah So my parents were married. Sixty sixty four years until his death to the end right now and We had a stable household. My mother was a housewife homemaker. Today I guess we call that Until were empty nest and she went back to school. That was by agreement by the way so the agreement was my father would continue working and then my mother would raise the children at home. There were three of you. Yes and the middle earth and raise the children and then when we were mostly empty nest enough she will go back to school and pick up her career which is exactly what happened. And she went back to College. She got a degree in Gerontology. Became a German got her masters Gerontology. The study of the needs that afflict old people. Okay Okay and how to resolve Geriatric Okay. Yes correct to gerontology geriatrics the same route And she ended up working for the FEDS. Allocating moneys to retirement communities Old Age centers nursing homes this sort of thing so my father was studied sociology and got his Masters at Teachers College Columbia and was always his entire life. Maximally concerned with the plight of the under served and in New York City in the nineteen sixties. It was then known as the ghetto. He got noticed by the city. He got pointed to be a commissioner of human resources by Mayor Lindsay in the nineteen sixties during the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement in the big cities he. He worked long hours. We'd see me come at eight something like that. But he was home on the weekends and we would Cook Breakfast and dinner on the weekend so he participated household when he could but during the week it was mostly my mother who was raising us. And what reference in my eulogy are things that he said and did that contain called deep levels of wisdom. You know what is wisdom? It's it's ideas. It's wisdom our thoughts that you have that are the distilled essence of your life experience after you've discarded or forgotten the details that's actually a necessary part of wisdom that allows wisdom to come out in the form of sentences. No one's GonNa hand you a five hundred page book and say here's my wisdom. That's that's that's not wisdom wisdom almost fi construct has to be so simple and so deep that you just pause and reflect on it without getting mired details so one of them was. It's not good enough to be right. You also have to be effective. You can say I'm right therefore it should be this way. You know we don't have time for you. Have you navigated a pass to make this happen? Have you bought for example? The you know the water hoses and the in the south during the during the protests. Okay why do we have perfect video and photographs of it? Beacause the organizers made sure the press was there knowing they'd be able to capture those conflicts. This was even done even go back as far as Gandhi This was portrayed in the film Gandhi where he's ready to have a protest. It is not useful if no one knows about it if you get your head whipped by the local police and there isn't a photograph of it. You are in the right but you're not effective so you invite the press. The sympathetic press so that for me was very important in getting things done in navigating the terrain on which you're trying to implement social justice and the press doesn't write about events that don't happen why would they well in the late nineteen sixties watts burned. Detroit burned Washington burned. You're newark burned. New York City did not burn. The most populous ghetto in the country was basically quiet in the wake of the Martin Luther King assassination. Yes there was some minor skirmishes compared to what was going on elsewhere. No does anyone write a story no riots in New York The story is written. My father was active in the human resources administer. He's the commissioner a city commissioner. Making sure that there were opportunities available to people who needed opportunities for jobs to feed their family. What is a riot if it's not the very last act of desperation of the mouthpiece of the voiceless it is the it it not only voiceless people who are also hopeless Once you've run out of hope you have no options. You can have no voice but still hope you're not gonNA rock it. You gotta be voiceless and hopeless in it. Yeah so people in New York. The inner city of New York didn't was not without hope without some confidence that maybe there are opportunities just on the other side of the hill. I'm just saying these are things that my father was engaged in that I will not ever forget. I'm their son the astrophysicist but I stayed grounded in what matters for any kind of progressive change in this world and for me progressive. Change IS THE INEVITABLE. Consequence of rational thought applied to challenges. So no I'm not hitting people over the head saying you should be more progressive. Because then we've learned that some people dig their heels and more strongly to impose you especially in modern times where conflict has fomented on social media. But you just get people to think a little differently about things in the face of evidence. I've found that can have potency of its own and as an educator and as a scientist this is what I've done an in the book. Essentially every reply to people have written to me is an attempt to layer onto them some degree of measured rational thinking still some emotion there. You can't just be cold about it. But you want to empower people to be able to sink in new ways so that they can say. I now know how to analyze this information in ways I did not previously. Thank you for this bit of scientific insight. That allows me to do that. And that's what this book is about

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"middle earth" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

11:28 min | 5 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"So. This is the part of the show Julius to find something positive. That's happening amongst all the SHITTY ASS. Shit that goes on every single minute Andrea and dropped out of the race or one thousand dollars a month. Dreams are dead in the water so other than the fact that New Zealand exists in seems to be unbothered by mundane things such as politics. I have no idea what she's about to pull rouse right now. So Mammal is your so. There's that of the week that New Zealand exists. You taught me God damn it. It's called Koalas guys. It's called Galapagos Turtles Guys. I wish that that's what it was. This might be one of the hardest weeks ever in the world I literally were late. We DON'T HAVE ANY ACCESS TO WIRELESS. I rarely scroll through websites so they're blocking our IP and curate in. Yeah what others. How dare you not let us get? Hbo Go Hey. Hbo Now we go on CNN. It's like we're seeing weird stories of yeah. Six year olds murdered by their neighbor and Mike. I'm like why is this on the cover of CNN's then it's I don't understand why they're censoring us like this. Since so the only thing I could find out I even it it's bittersweet it's very bittersweet and. I know it's going to be controversial here now. I hate to give this guy any credit and I'm very bothered to have to do it. Oh Gosh this is going to be but since I couldn't possibly make this week. So there's that about Bindi Irwin. Owning adorable pug on that out. Well yes we have been stocking daughters. Instagram BUYS UGH Steven. One was killed by a single guys but his daughter is working families. The whole families that works at the Australian all into animals. The fucking daughter just got married. She has two dogs one of them's Pug and I was like so basically saw what our chances were paying off into Irwin to hold a Koala and so we moved onto smaller. Zoo Shady morals. That's right now And of course it could make so. There's that the plate to save the Koala bears that have all been burned off the face of the earth. I guess this will have to do this week. Amazon. Ceo Thirst Bucket. That's right king oligarch and I guess American monarchy and monopoly winner-takes-all chief. Jeff Bezos has pledged ten billion dollars to fight climate change. And I mean since no one else is doing it you gotta give credit where credit's due. I am trying to be more open and I am trying to not to find people's three hundred and sixty degrees. Yep well is that the thing that you mean you want them to be. More three dimensional. Yes three-dimensional right other than one dimensional. Yes yes yes so you WanNa see all you want them to the good the bad and the ugly even even shitty people can do good things. Yeah Orienting tweeted Andrew Incomes Amazon. A lot definitely was like this is a good start. It was not enough the well exactly. So the billionaire climate change torch needed to pass for Awhile and God knows the endless black hole of need. Jeff Bezos was right there and I need to humble myself enough to be able to appreciate it. So here's the scoop on Monday. Jeffrey announced he's pledging. Ten billion dollars towards climate change and I wanNA point out. He made this announcement on instagram and twitter. I mean girl. It's a lot. It's a lot of money. Ten billion dollars is a lot of money now to him. That's probably all of the taxes that he didn't pay that we all paid which is fine in a year. Now apparently the nuts and bolts are as follows. He is developed an initiative called the Jeff Bezos Earth Fund. And basically what it is. It's a bunch of grants in order to fund scientists NGOs and activists. So it's the very first step in the climate change fight so he's going to basically. This is the information and data gathering stage man. I like this. So there's that it's very educational and interesting so the thing that they all do these candidates. The thing that they always say about Amazon is that it's stifling innovation. That's the main thing they say about facebook Amazon is that it's stifling innovation because these are huge monopolies that take over the space so not even tech. Nobody'S INNOVATING TECH ANYMORE. Silicon Valley just generating. Yeah we'll be and there's there's no way they'll take you out of the market right so the fact that he's taking over the torch that these candidates pretend they're going to do an inspiring the next generation of clean energy. Innovators is really very exciting. Because the thing with Amazon to is that he's got all the economists. He employs all of the economists. I mean you know. There's that's that's why it's very bitter sweet. It's like good it's like. Of course they need scientists and activists and none Non for profit organizations and these people are trying to figure out how to fix. The climate problem need money. That's what they need money. Now it's to get paid. Not Just be nonprofit. Yeah Ray rich. It's not just the funding of how do I pay into watching this experiment about wind? It's also I need to live free genius. The Way Basil's got rich exactly so yes. He's controlling that but it's gotTa start somewhere in. The money has to come from somewhere. Tom Steyer who's one of the candidates is definitely a guy who's conflict. I give money to climate change. And he does and he's been trying in his way as well but he's busy now because he's taking his money and making commercially became president and he's not. He's doing it in the way. He said in the nonprofit way trying to community Oregon Regiment buildings as opposed to write. Let's figure out there's a hole in the ozone layer. We need to figure out how to close it. Apparently you look at or funding right. You're opening money to fucking NASA and making blasting off and living on mar right right right. Now here's the other interesting tidbit. I found apparently Amazon. Workers have been very angry at Jeff. Bass Oh shock and a bunch of them. Signed a letter. Amazon needs to go. Carbon neutral by twenty forty or else. And you know what else was nothing? Yeah we're not going to work today. Because he knows quitting their job. We lose our jobs as we all know. We will die every single one of us. I mean me too. And he's okay. Well I'll make sure by twenty forty. I've got robots replacing all they write me letters so they're exactly so apparently there's an entire group called Amazon employees for climate justice. The group that they staged a walkout last year and they are. They're they're basically a group that's allegedly keeping his feet to the fire so to speak. They're keeping him He says he's GonNa give money to climate change. This group is coming in and being like if you don't fucking give that money we're gonNA fucking fuck your or whatever it like. We're going to fucking kill your exactly. So there's this and I thought that was interesting too because we knew about the Glam John's on Amazon which is the game. Lesbian Group Amazon is so big. And we don't the scope of Amazon is so big that it's almost like its own customs and country and he is very very affected by the PR of these groups. Like you said like the Glamour and there's another gay. Lgbtq I a that there's he he gets very affected by the public perception of Amazon economy. I've seen commercials now where it's like. We support small. Businesses is no actually because you now understand your next. We pay taxes this year. Right doing everything. You can't fight the public perception that he's the nightmare eating up all world so I think it's great that this group exists like you said because that's the only way to get him by right hitting more arts in the public perception. Yes in the fact that it's coming from his. I think it's good for all of us to know that within Amazon. They are just you know people need their jobs and they need to work. Amazon is a huge purveyor of jobs and are at least coming together within that little infrastructure big infrastructure. I should say and being like almost like a union. Like we're not gonNA listen. We need our job. Fuck you man. Either folding are all which is Great. Yeah so great. So then we have fourteen listeners. Literally is fucking Glamour Rat Amazon. Yeah so that's how many people work there. It's that we would have one listening to that crazy. He then went on twitter and 'cause he just basically finished off paying off or building or whatever this new wind farm in Arizona. So there's all these thousands of wind turbines those Palm Springs San yes which is going to create like all this new wind energy and and which is also great but the motherfucker was standing on top of the wind. Thing on very top it with you know bald with his third bald has yes. He took a champagne bottle he hit the thing and it was like you know we are. Here's the new order. Some wind on Amazon Yacht will deliver us some cheaper energy. I'm taking this over to Guy. The monopolize king rule learn destroyer and Creator of the Earth new. God Jeff Bezos. You know for all his shitty things and we will never stop fucking you know selecting the finger at Jeff Bezos like I said I wanNA give credit where credit's due to its. Climate Change is scary. The climate crisis is real. And I really do appreciate that. This guy who's got the money which is actually our money that our tax money also using it as a tax write on exactly is at least going to start to fund some people who are GonNa try and fix this problem. So there's that so that's it for this episode of Dumb gave politics. We love you guys. We WanNa thank you so much for being here if travelling through middle or has taught us anything that we're so grateful it's all fourteen of you for listening to stupid podcast week after we. It's an up at dawn pride swallowing siege. And we do it because of you guys. That's right because we sure do guys another thing we do because of you. Guys are Patriae on podcasts. While you please consider signing up won't you won't you please consider signing up guys if you if you haven't already and you know someone who has not please tell them to sign up from? Patriot is it's how we make our money. Which is how we survived. Which is how we are able to offer this podcast for free. 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"middle earth" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

14:16 min | 5 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"Shit off of the washing. Put it down on the floor in glass could take some bucks put up on the wash all right so this week. All eyes are on Nevada as they gear up for their primary election on Saturday. But Bernie one New Hampshire Andrew Yang dropped out and we're on a boat New Zealand with seven hundred Pete Bandages supporters. So for now we're letting the state primary elections take several seats and shifting our attention to the shit show surrounding the United States attorney. General William Bar okay. So basically one of trump's main two thousand sixteen campaign advisers Roger Stone has been on trial for lying to Congress and obstructing the trump Russia investigation Roger Stone's basically the missing link connecting trump to the Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election. He was able to keep trump from getting caught by the Mueller investigation. And he went down like a clown protecting trump to the bitter end. That's right and last week. It took a jury less than seven hours to find Roger Stone guilty and federal prosecutors. Were asking for a sentence of seven to nine years but after trump tweeted that the potential sentence was horrible and very unfair and would be a miscarriage of justice. The Department of Justice intervened on Roger Stone's behalf and requested a far lenient sentence so being that the Department of Justice or the DOJ is supposed to be a non partisan entity you guys. They're only supposed to be loyal to the rule of law. They're not there to serve as trump's personal legal team that's when the proverbial shit hit the fan after being overruled all four of federal prosecutors assigned to the stone case resigned and one of them left the doj they made together. It's it's beyond so now. More than two thousand current and former department of Justice employees have signed a letter calling for Bill. Bars resignation weird. It's clear that the attorney general has been compromised in that he is functioning as an asset to trump rather than an impartial asset to justice this conflict of interest now hangover every single federal case linked to the White House and will invalidate any rulings from here on out. It's actually quite a big deal. Even though the new cycle has moved on now to Bloomberg at the fucking debate right in Nevada which every time you fucking take a shit. There's another debate and then of the matter at all but it is a huge deal that the Department of Justice is compromised. Its Lake we already said to be an impartial branch of government right and you had all. I'm so if there's there's the White House and the depart the White House and trump and the president and all of them the Department of Justice is supposed to be the highest legal yet. We include the Supreme Court the Federal Courts and then Congress. Now we know. Congress is partisan the how partisan everyone is partisan except for what is allegedly the Department of Justice about the law justice many Easter being punitive based on whether someone's Democrat or Republican or in line with your political views. We're all screwed. Where all screw and William Bar in like you said. There's no better way to say it. Then the Department of Justice is not the law firm for Donald Trump. Not Weinberg Seen Weinstein. Learn birds in her. We're fucking trump. It is it. Is the law firm for the country? Yeah like that's it. There's no no even debate about it. That's what it's supposed to be rest assured that's why our podcast contributor Michael. Nadi went down because his case is a federal case. Doing a. He did a thing with mark. Garrett goes who is not arrested and is not prosecuted and it was not sentence Marghera goes was he was partnered up with mark arrogance and that thing against Nike. That's just an example of the long arm of the Law Aka trump. Being like you fuck with me you you came out you talk shit. You said you're running for president. We you represent as Pharma Daniels. You're going down now for doing a thing. That Roy blocked told us all lawyers and I will say I am I. It's awful and he's in fucking prison okay and regardless of the other things. We don't know if he's guilty or not guilty. Whatever there's there's other civic whatever however after meeting Michael Audio you have to say when he gets out he's going to do some fucking oh he is going to. He's going to do something about five alleys in there. I'll just for fun. I'd just for giggles. And then when he gets out and he's GonNa do some fucking he's GonNa do some nonconsensual man who deserve so. I do look forward to that because that guy is if nothing else. He's quite a fighter. But that's a perfect example of how the DOJ has gone off track. Yeah so basically this letter that two thousand nonpartisan. It's Republicans and Democrats are former current employees. Right Department of just not just one side. Two thousand people is a lot of people will just look at the letter. It's like it'll take you ten minutes to look at the as it's a lot of people. So the nonpartisan letter said quote Mr Bars actions in doing the president's personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words those actions and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice's reputation for integrity and the rule of law require Mr Bar to resign. But because we have little expectation he will do so it falls to the departments career officials to take appropriate action to uphold their oaths of office and defend nonpartisan. Apolitical Justin. That's good and that's also scary. Because if let's say with Mitch McConnell and trump are doing with all the courts are stacking all these courts. You Know Josh. Whatever all those people they're putting aren't just necessarily conservative. They're going to be loyalists. They're going to be people that they tend to go. You know think that the the White House branch is the has all the executive privilege like. They're not going to go against the president so now we're slowly fucking getting fucked here well so bars defending himself. Of course Louis he's posturing whatever and being like that's not of course. That's not what's happening. He's never been doing that. He he's he's he's he's got integrity and of course he thinks it's it's terrible some of those tweets that trump is doing. He doesn't just he's not going to be told what to do. And he said his last thing he said. I won't be bullied. I won't be told what to do not by anyone. Not even the president. I don't even like some of those tweets. According bar he was already going to recommend a lesser sentence tweets made it look like yeah made it look like he wasn't it made it look like he was following in line with whatever trump wanted and then even trump who gets who's trump trump's oh doesn't care and is so intimate and thinks he is a king and literally got on while he's walking on whatever going onto and was like no. I know you listen. Baras a man of integrity. And do I think that what do I think that might the tweets are hurting his investigations and of probably yeah? I'm shirts annoying for his already. Yeah I mean obviously but too bad idea. Make it harder for him. Yeah that that's too bad. So He's my lawyer. Bar said quote to have public statements tweets made about the department about people in the department are men and women hear about cases pending in the department about judges before whom we have cases. Make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the courts and the prosecutor's department that were doing our work with integrity. Because you're not no you're not you know period. There's not even any we can clearly see. You're not you're acting as his lawyer. You said even when you were being in your hearing and the reason why not one. Democrat voted for you or would you is because you believe that the president all the executive power you believe that. The president is above the law. You WanNA act like you. Pretend there's all word games and semantics and you're using the law to pretend that it's not that he's above the law but it is that he's above the law and that's the problem and here's what you need to go and every time you see a tweet talking shit about whatever judge you then go. Do exactly yeah. He wasn't doing everything your client wants. Yeah the crazy thing is. Is that the the jury foreperson right. The foreman of the jury is a woman the forewoman whenever the Faulk so she defended she came out publicly defended the for federal prosecutors. That resigned trump starts tweeting about. This woman is a private citizen. A jury you know yes. She's doing jury duty yet she's doing. Goddamn jury duty. She's like part of the jury that convicted him. Fucking seven hours right. We're like they're like it's pretty cut and dry up then all of a sudden the prosecutors reside and she's like defending prosecutors starts talking should about her starts talking shit about the judge right tweets about the judge. Is this the judge that put Paul Manafort in solitary confinement? Something that not even mobster. Alec OPPONENT TO ENDURE. How did she treat crooked? Hillary Clinton just asking well. Ps Palma for also trump campaign advisor. Who's now in jail? Never in solitary confinement new and the judge that he's talking about isn't even in control of that anyway right the level that he gets away with fucking tweeting about criminals being treated unfairly. And it's just I can't even there's no words really to even describe how fucked up that is not the fact that he's not kicked off twitter and I know that that twitter is not gonNA kick them off a stupid argument like Kamala Harris. But but when you when you're dealing with like let's say Bernie Sanders. Is this thing drama going on right? Now we're Bernie supporters. Oh yeah you get violent right? Violent their verbal violence and bullying in of like civilians. It's not like verbally attacking Joe Biden or it's civilians who come out publicly of support for someone else. Right verbally attacked them. The fact that trump nonstop incites violence against rape or crazy person. Yes doing jury duty this one thing on speaking to the thing with Bernie Browser. Whatever doing that shit so and just to make this point. I want to reiterate this point that I heard on the news which I really enjoyed. Which is if you're the these Bernie Bros. Right with Elizabeth Warren got in the thing with Bernie. They went insane and the level of the tweet. Shit storm against Elizabeth. Warren was crazy but to the point where it was like they were saying gross shed. There were calling her sexist name. Yeah putting snakes and you know use content all this all horrible shit so it. The point is this. That's you know they're going to do them. But if Bernie doesn't see if Bernie becomes the nominee or whatever the point is like do you think that people who were going to vote for Elizabeth Warren or Amy Clovis are GonNa look at that and go near you you are not creating a coalition? You are pushing people away. You are you are. It's disgusting you are just like trump people you are not going to bring women into the fold. You're not going to bring people into the fold. Who might work shored? Unsure are feeling like I wanted to be part of this this this you know. Revolution no because the revolution feels gross. And I don't want to be part of that. So you fucking yourself talk about that and DP. Yeah and do. Pg Italy do hey guys so subscribers to our Patriots podcast now that I am of suggest with a perfectly controlled portion of food that is on the Diet with the calories and also cheap. I spent my whole college life buying a one dollar burrito twice a day and I was lean and mean and also had the money in the bank now fast food is not what it was in the eighteen hundreds when I was in college right and also most people are like me and eat those two burritos as well including three full meals. So that's right so I am obsessed right now with every plate because we have been on a rice ball cake. Yes it's true we've been on the rise will keep We've been loving like a one. Yeah where everything is all in one bowl all of it literally every single thing. It's like the rice. The Greens the beans. The chick peas the Google bombs. They're all the protein horse every single things in one bowl. They melting together in one incredible delicious Array Cornucopia. Yeah it's hot cooked. Food asset really makes you feel satiated and you can do it. Low on the Calorie scale. Every plate is a meal delivery service and we know there's many out there right but first of all. No one's doing the bowls like every plates doing them. No they're not they are not no. They're not. They're not doing our experiences. That were getting the Perfect Bowl. The perfect size for nothing. It's so cheap cheap guys. It's so inexpensive. It's the by the way it's cheaper than a cup of coffee and we all know. The level of coffees were a New Zealand. We've been getting flat whites. They cost nineteen thousand dollars. A pop this they give you an entire meal cheaper than a cup of coffee. It is the most affordable meal you can do in especially anyone on a diet. This isn't necessarily diet quote unquote diet food. But what it is is. It's a set portion that you can plan out you want your lunch and dinner boom.

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"middle earth" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

02:10 min | 5 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"We don't even want their money. What we want is to be acknowledged as having fourteen fucking listeners. Who will vote and his campaign is the first to acknowledge it as it's not just about having money to spend on every corner of the earth there's nothing to stop. Andrew Yang before he dropped out or Elizabeth. Warren who's struggling to come actually on the PODCAST. She could actually send a spokesperson to come on the PODCAST. She doesn't even have to come herself but none of them want. That would cost anyone anybody right. She could sit in a room and call one hundred podcasts in one day including ours and they're not doing that. None of the campaigns are doing that knowledge the de legitimize our fourteen listeners. It invalidates podcasts as a viable audience for votes right. Yeah General where? There's so many people who are getting their Info News. Whatever from podcasts. You could call up a fucking bravo recap podcast and go hit the people who are watching Bravo and not the news right. They're not just our our so you know what yes. We will take your lawns Bloomberg Campaign. Yes and also. We're not endorsing or just an IT's a campaign so amount of money happy again. When we say Kwan's literally probably will receive an. I am not overstating this twenty-five literally people get a quarter. Possibly yesh probably like literally. That's right so well and at this point we don't even know if it's even true like right we. It's so always no money so we're like I guess we'll let them advertise on our podcast. Can we city of one sent from it but if it can if it can be any significant amount of money? I am here for doors and I think you're right. I appreciate to that. They just noticed us. That's nice that's all we want is an listeners manner to someone exactly now it's time for I of the Shit storm put up on the wall. Chicken.

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"middle earth" Discussed on The Skylines Podcast

The Skylines Podcast

10:44 min | 9 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on The Skylines Podcast

"So you mentioned the paypal being Priced out of Oakland. Housing costs has the house in these even housing market housing policy round. Let's let's let's get ninety about that for is housing you can you buy a house. He's renting K.. Just give me as a Ladele Mile. Marquette is probably the single biggest her depreciate in New Zealand the moment carousing. Because it's got so incredibly affordable Wilkins at the epicenter again of everything is the biggest city. I think it used to be a house and opened on average I mean all these Matrix sorta vary but it used to cost about three times average incomes knockoffs about nine times. Yeah Okay So. That's claimed London prices were yet. Yeah it's London prices prices for for Frankly doesn't have loved the attractions that London has and again it is because it's the classic problem the you have to build the cities out or up and for very long time which is denied so that just hasn't been much house building by private developers and since the nineties Ya are quivalent of council housing has being low governments have either done very little sold them off. said the state's been pretty absent. So you've got huge problems with bought Bob up to buy a house increasingly dependent on having parents who can help you on the housing. LEDA and those will themselves themselves be. Parents who are houses say starting again into generational kind of sort of big little battle recreation. At the end of June trace over a faked and prolonged on wall isn't fading through to Rennes but it is now so rent starting to skyrocket as well and museums a little bit light. London since you very few pretensions actions as a Renta so not a great way of life and so you. Standing by seventy simultaneous problems Elisa the New Zealand housing market. I'm kind of intrigued that this has happened in the country which is incredibly low density it at least him across the UK that in bits of the K.. Like London in southeast. You can kind of make an argument well okay. We've put artificial restrictions on where we can build like the green belt and so on but nonetheless there is a limit to land within the M twenty five or even in commutable. Bits of London will ever see. You can kind of see how like it's not purely a political choice that we haven't built there are physical limitations as well. It does sound to me like this is purely like people just a little houses. 'cause you got space. Yeah there's a lot of that although I mean you know when when you say this is the space to regulate population than State may qualify museum. You can't build on. I mean because we have some decent sized mountains princeton elderly South Island com building really meaningful teams. I guess the other issue is is also about. We're as the is the productive land because news. Yeah you could expand you could allow them to keep expanding outwards. I mean there's a lot of space were to do so you're right but the land around Oakland his promise on the best farming land in in New Zealand and see starting to get really really high quality and it's great for growing crops. VEGETABLES STUNNED TO BE CONCRETE. Ova Is this what let people founded the big city. The best place next to the most productive Bev Landon. The islands apparently unusually almost uniquely for for major dish world city has got to be very big habits. It's right between two Jehovah's Creative. It's a very sensible since strategic mice. Too heavy mine city. The initial voice wasn't the problem. It is just yet just just terrible housing Chelsea I for a long period of time. And he said this. Is You know one of the big issues in these politics. At the moment Al does not manifest itself what it's just really dominates discussion. I mean United sort of the cliche about old prentice. She's spending it on an open Dente patties. Just people talking about house prices bicycling. So it's run there and we have big homelessness issues. The most significant excellent end of the scale Ane with saying I mean the last government which was a conservative lead coalition. The license woke up up to the fact that it was a housing crisis and base in the fact that it didn't get on top of is possibly while cost up. They action twenty-seven teams any latch. Pot they they had a policy that they rushed out which were pretty ineffective mush to the name China sick and been planning rose. The new government has is but a Lotta stool by policy. It said David Government Amoco Kiwi build was really trying to use so the state's balanced shape to purchase houses off developers in on sell them at affordably and for whole bunch of reasons. That really has not worked at all is a massive political problem for the unpatented Well the Using the politics detail out while unsurprising climate change is a big one side. You know Prime Minister Justin Dra Danny's at a huge amount of international publicity as climate change Defining issues of our era. She's cooled it so by how generation's nuclear-free moment whose museum made a big splash by Much current self unequally a free country so at the moment they putting through as Eric Carbon Bill muddled on the K.. One problem is museums incredibly reliant on farming by the software logically and economic plate. And it's very difficult to get found This they need to change the alive. Life changes big one. We pretty major issues with inequality becomes a surprise to among the British listeners. But actually New Zealand's level of the imbalances of income and wealth Basically the same as they are in the UK. And that's interesting. How did that happen in the population of four or five million? You can't imagine the quality to be as to the country probe of the. Yeah you do we just I mean complicated history an an up until the ICU Relative speaking very guillotiere in country in the eighties we sort of out that should venture basically would become so incredibly protected. Ah Sort of very very psychotic contrary that there was a willingness to embrace oh massive deregulation stuff so we had huge tax cuts cuts to benefits. Steve Bannon Minnesota public building programs. Big Attacks on unions all the rest of it. And that's lift us so sort of quite sure it's nice time. Recreate the kind of inequality until the centuries don't yeah we'll done countries but if that's right we'll small country with any one. The House apartment so before we have proportional representation you gotta majority and parliament. You could just ramp anything through it. Any state in particularly strong local government trying to block a matter as just like reading the national government. Does everything pretty. Because he's so small people always locked her the national government to do things and we have who government is so weak that makes British government look like a powerhouse in comparison. The I think the time something about some ten percent of tax revenues generated by local governments is very small. They do vary other than they've have been planning dealing with various kinds of Washer and what Annette's about a- actually saw the inaugu counterweight to anything really. I guess it lost me on the talk about briefly. As as you mentioned that you you can peddle Sidney a couple of ways so I have a terrible confession. which is the up thinking? These items basically next to Australia I'm I was quite old before I realized that suit of next Australia. In the same way that lund his next to Moscow this about two thousand miles between the right. What's not relationship like Disney's even kind of light little straighter is kind of the beginning rosy as Was the yeah. I mean it takes about three hours to fly between you and so it's fair way I think is that classic small country big country sort of relationship which embarrassingly is much more to the smaller country than it is to the biggest country. I mean probably not pushing it too fast to Scotland England Canada. US thanks kinds of things. These similarities definitely between the two countries which means that sometimes they full sort of common polls against the wide world but it's also massive rivalry and New Zealand is a very very hip hop about our relationship with Australia particularly because New Zealand is living in in Australia increasingly fewer and fewer rights because Australia's becoming quite xenophobic word. I doubt freedom of movement between the two. Sorry Yeah Yeah Yeah there is back doc. Now if you're a New Zealander in Australia as much out to get access to benefits and things like that. Conversely I don't think Australian spent a lot of time thinking about New Zealand on the days that I dislike Americans time thinking about Canada. I mean it's fairly obvious from the British politics and the English people don't spend a little time thinking about the Scots Orissa and the wish it often into the sport is often the folk. I mean that's the way it Megyn Australia. Do you have a massive rivalries acknowledged by both camps but also united if New Zealander rows of the particular contest. You do people swing in behind. Australia's this is the question about like. You're not the scots out of something that I support the English on off and generally I would say not that has not been Christian recording reading this you probably want. Here's for couple of weeks recalled. Its visit Santa Claus. Be grumpy match. Tomorrow is a very big rivalry going on that yet. And that's and that's going to be tense because you know I wouldn't say The English is the most sort of graceful victims. Although someone once said to me that's GonNa have a lot of practice right to set up and on that note. Thank you very much for telling us a little about New Zealand under the next time. Thanks for having you've been listening to skylines. The podcast from symmetric New Statesman city site presented 'em recorded by me John Edge and produced by Nick. 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"middle earth" Discussed on The Skylines Podcast

The Skylines Podcast

09:46 min | 9 months ago

"middle earth" Discussed on The Skylines Podcast

"One of the many bits world. We never really talked about on this podcast. Having a not even show we've ever mentioned. The country is the island nation of New Zealand's which is overseen historically was was a British colony now very proud independent nations in the South Pacific. I'm I was chatting to a former colleague of mine in the puppy about this saying how much about the the oven policies New Zealand and suddenly realizes excellent opportunity due to get set friend onto took about them because he is kind of a one man. Think tank ready letting introduce himself well. Hello my name's Max rash broke. Yeah and I'm a researcher researcher in Rochester on the sheet around inequality democratic renewal in New Zealand and yet back in London after having spent quite a number of us. It's here in the two thousands with his agenda. Yeah and we want to give her the magazine covering the exciting world of the private finance initiative. Bits of public infrastructure with massive the bills attached. Yeah it was. It was a very specialised industry with that. It was a good place from which to watch things. Either Greg Financial Crisis Because of course oh vice huge infrastructure bill deal suddenly got caught up suddenly. Froze those kind of my and why my introduction to some of the the market failures that exist in the world. Great is this is weird in this age of Brexit and trump so I'm not global financial crisis. Bring about the collapse of the public sector. Does quite quaint doesn't well. Maybe I'm just no static for being being young anyway. We're GONNA talk about New Olympic so my impression of news even this basically you got these two quite big cities man. That's about it. You Go Oakland. And you've got the capital. Wellington is that that is that a fair assessment. While it's probably not so much anymore because I mean as with most countries around the world you know you've got the phenomenon of concentration Russian of things into big cities and so actually open now is about a third of the population so that probably about one and a half million people and at an Israeli become and the focus of economic growth and migration and all those things in comparison Waddington is administrative capital. Bob Really has about two hundred hundred thousand people in which about size Zoli other quite major New Zealand cities like Christ jet Dunedin in the wrestles really opened and everyone else is controversial. Because up my impression of wedding was beginning I was imagining something a lot. More Melodic Brussels bad Santa Two hundred thousand took my stoke-on-trent or something that's Reno very the biggest tool. Yeah I mean it's essentially it's kind of has the feel of a very large village really rather than a major world city or anything like that so you live in Huntington seven Washington. Is there a Wellington bubble this Westminster bubble which led to the people involved in kind of politics and policy-making equivalent of leather Red Lion. Bobby Bonilla Oh yeah absolutely absolutely I mean particularly because at least in London you've got millions millions of people and you've got financial center you've got sort of a variety may be bubbles going on I. I mean Wellington cavs not at least sixty seventy thousand civil servants living in a obviously not a hell of a lot about the people so it is really it is bumble central who says molecule mini Washington DC radios. That had better be a fair of property flashing comparison. Okay let's run through the policy areas that the skylines in this listens tend to get excited about. Let's start in the big orange transport I have never actually been but I have included in Oakland and I definitely have impression of it being like one of those places incredibly spread out. Everyone's go quite big houses. Were flight you the massive gardens. But you can't really walk anywhere it's sort of. It's it's just a lot of people living kind of next week of Ravenous Dennis City is that is not fair description. Yeah I think so I mean it sort of like Los Angeles as in miniature rarely will probably from the sixties onwards ready. The House on Marshall is so has much wise might otherwise Wise and predicted a huge huge congestion. Problems the now trying to sort of retrofit some intelligent public transport options options. But it's very slow and very costly because you absolutely have city that is designed around the car of. Yeah it is quite difficult if you if you looking at outside Louis density is quite difficult to make public works in terms of having stops close enough to the places where people actually live. Yeah and this is is the kind of a big debate about the future of the city going on at the moment. And you've got the intertwined things about full and around in housing and where that is an autopsy in the transport that says is that civil. They said a device a caught up in a big mess. We did a few years ago. Have a new unitary plan for conned and what pretty traumatic process. What basically the older white wealth inhabitants? Who have these as you say? These big houses on Olympic sections put a huge amount of effort into trying to block a shift towards greater density of Housing and constructive inform. Even that's fundamentally what everyone knows is the right way forward out of that. That did get a unit plan. Which makes it easier to build up and sort of said well in feature probably about got tickets of the new housing in the city needs to be done about a out pushing outside the boundaries to that is maybe starting to change things batstone tonight obviously public transport options in the mid easy because he may be got the dance today starting to occur? Yes there is. This concept of transit aren't a development. Where basically you you build like a tramline and you make sure all the new homes offices and shops are kind of buy those stops you kind of brutalized distributed city along tramline because that way you can have all these things about without adding calls on the road downtown skyscrapers or anything or is reasonably low rise? Low things there. There is a bit of a downtown and it is a pretty disastrous. Sort of area is just deeply unappealing and ready. Nobody guys here take the tourist. I mean the main streets coin straight as and that sort of area. You've got the Sky Tower which took to bet like a massive syringe. Sort of the ones. Nice Yeah Yeah. Lovely lovely really and it's a casino. was well just to make everything better so that the downtown of Oakland as university recognize. It's terrible at on a very beautiful record but the poor still sort of has terrible to see me industrial but permanent actually that profitable industries in it says quite hot access access the waterfront as well as potentially amazing sight which could be about like Sydney or something that is really is really not at all so this time to think about pedestrian. Denying Queen Straight trying to get out of the city centre more and more and building more cycle ways. And there's a big one. The other big figures won't win is the Bob Bridge which connects the two sides of the city. A few like and is currently planned to basically attach cycle to click on the cycle way onto that omarosa pitch in new structure. The attached Rather than pretty much. YEAH THEY WANNA call it the sky pop but again it's very much retrofitting because like everything else and open the last. How many decades cades the harbour bridge was built without any real concept? You do anything other than drive right okay. And in terms of transport between cities laser railway network or is it will just motorways again yet. It's not an obvious en marche always sort of slightly embarrassing the there are about three or four war rail lines of any significance New Zealand. Some good community random Wellington but other than that. There's there's a few big rail lines but they are Embarrassingly Slow uh-huh. These are trained between all kinds of Lincoln of about six hundred kilometers. I think something like that should be enough. Four hundred one fifty miles. Yeah and it takes twelve hours okay. That's great not. It's a tourist attraction more than functional means of public transport ways it is. Is there a little afraid on the line. Because that's all that's a problem with a lot of the American round that while because is primarily for freight so passenger services have to wait for freight trains to pass or or is it just like really bad. Well no I mean. I gained a lot of fright that used to be on rail in recent decades has gone onto the roads yes incredibly inefficient efficient and all the rest of the Bob. No I think it is. Just I mean New Zealand's defence. We've incredibly low population density right. You know with just touching five million people depot in a country that I think is larger geographical gyms in the UK is. You've got sixty five or something. Yes yeah so. It's very very hot. Sustain high quality tile that kind of population density nonetheless a suspect with my load positions. I think we've got a very narrow gauge has been very little investment asmant wasted a disastrously sold off the railways in the nineties. Ovilla the K site badly run the had to buy them back so they're back in public ownership back to get a lot of investment. The only good thing I think is happening is that has become so incredibly expensive. I mean I think it's one of the world olds has won the world's at least four double housing markets people shifting am into the nearby town of Hamilton is not gonNA stop putting on rail services in the Hamilton and walk Cardo which which will actually be better be more rapid. So you're starting to get maybe little signs of rail for Nice Salts from a very very nice.

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"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

Covert Nerd Podcast

09:24 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

"The first comic. I wanna talk about today is called paper girls from image, comics, paper, girls is a mystery science fiction comic book series written by Bryan cave on and illustrated by cliff Chiang paper. Girls follows the story of four twelve year old newspaper delivery girls Aaron MacKenzie K Jay and Tiffany, set in Stony stream fictional suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. While out on delivering papers in the morning after Halloween nineteen eighty eight the girls are attacked by group of teenagers. One of the teen steals, a walkie talkie, from Tiffany, and the girls chase the group to house and find what appears to be a time machine the girls, learn that the teenagers are time travelers from a distant future who are engaged in ongoing war with a group known as the old timers at the center of the conflict is the question of whether or not the past can and should be changed by future time travelers if you like stranger things you'll love paper girls. They have a lot of similarities, eighties flashback nostalgia, with a touch of the weird and scary over the past few weeks. I've read the first twenty eight issues in since I got back into comics a few years ago that. Seems to be the norm for me. Just binging on an entire series anyway, I recommend checking out paper girls, if you like eighties nostalgia, and time travel

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"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

Covert Nerd Podcast

09:24 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

"The next comic. I wanna talk about is DC new frontiers. Another nostalgic comic. I found from DC slightly different since I primarily read, comics from independence as of late, but this one caught my eye, and I liked what I saw and read the story takes place in the late forties, fifties and very early sixties of the DC universe, the art and the heroes costumes reflect that style. I mentioned in a previous episode that golden age styles seem to have a bit of a resurgence in the last five or ten years in the comic book world is seems to have an appeal to the new generation, and I can't quite put my finger on what that, why that is anyway, the solicit is the new frontier is an award winning six issue comic book series, written and drawn by Darwin. Cook published in two thousand four like I said, set from nineteen forty five nineteen sixty post World War Two sentiment and the Cold War tension of pushed the age of superheroes into decline. However, when a threatening alien presence emerges on earth, new era of superheroes must join force, with the veteran, heroes and an unfriendly United States government to battle the nemesis. The series was influenced by kingdom come the golden age watchmen, and the dark Knight returns, we see our superheroes, superman Batman and Wonderwoman meeting silver age characters like the flash green lantern, Martian, manhunter, the story bridges, the gap between the end of the golden age in the beginning of the silver age and the DC universe. The story was also adapted into an animated film Justice league the new frontier which was released in February of two thousand eight I had forgotten how different the DC heroes looked in the forties and fifties. But they have a certain charm about them. And like I said earlier, I can't quite put my finger on it. Why that art style and writing style seems to be very attractive? However, the story flows. Well, and you get to see all the classic DC characters that, you know in love, I wouldn't say I'm DC expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I recognized all the main characters in the story and knew the origins, they were describing the other side characters that they were talking about, even if you're a novice DC fan, you will, like this book, you can pick up the trade paperback and read the entire story in one big volume. You can go online or talk to your local comic book shop and have

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"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

Covert Nerd Podcast

09:24 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Covert Nerd Podcast

"Hello and welcome to the covert, nerd podcast. Thank you for listening. I appreciate the time that you give me today. We dive into the Tolkien universe with a Middle Earth minute. Then we reviewed too great comics. So let's dive right in and earned it. Long ago when Middle Earth was first created. There was a Demi God or into the token universe. They're called Maya one of those Maya was named might on meaning the Admiral, he learned much in the ways of Smith thing in handiwork and became a great craftsman. Although he was a Maya spirit and not as mighty as the valor or gods. He was arguably the most powerful Maya also had a love of order in perfection and disliked anything wasteful, this would be his downfall for in the dark Lord, more Goth, who was an evil valor might on saw the power to help him achieve his own desires faster than if you had pursued them on his own more Goth wanted to control or destroy the very matter of the world, at self whereas Mayans desire was to dominate the minds and the will of its creatures. So great was his allegiance that in the latter days might on encouraged in coerced around. I'm of men to worship more Goth as the one true God. But that's another story after I lying himself with more Goth might on maintain his appearance of being faithful to the valor. But secretly fed more information about their dealings, it was only when Moore got the stab his strongholds in Middle Earth, that might on left and openly declared his truly Jains after turning to evil, the elves of Middle Earth called him Gorth are meaning dread abomination during this time, the elves waged war on more Goth who had stolen the Sylmar hills, which were in chanted gyms that glowed with the light from the home of the Val are in that war. Gorth are was counted as quote unquote, the greatest of more servants that have names. He was soon feared as a Lord of terrible phantoms and dreadful beast a shape. Shifter sourcerer, a cunning servant of his master, he could take on many dark forms such as vampire serpent or where wolf, but he also appear fair and beautiful. Gorth are directed the war against the elves. He conquered the Elvis. I'll of toll Serey on and it became known as the aisle of the where wolves. And he was the Lord of the where wolves and of till Syrian during the war, and elf king, and his men were captured by Gorth are the elf king Gorth are fought and during the battle only the elf king, and his greatest warrior survived. The other men were cast into the dark pits where the where wolves devoured them after the war with the downfall of his master more Goth, the destruction of his fortress Gorth are adopted affair form and feigned repentance of his evil deeds in the fear of the wrath of his enemies. He was ordered to return to Balan or to receive his judgment, but he was not willing to suffer humiliation. And so he fled and hid himself in Middle Earth. Although, Gorth, our new men were easier to sway, he sought to bring the elves into his service, as they were far more powerful twelve hundred years after his masters defeat he decided that the vowel. I had forgotten about Middle Earth, any once again, turn to evil plotting after lying hidden in increasing his power in secret Goethe are put on a fair visage, calling himself Anatara, the Lord of the gifts. He befriended, the Elvis Smith's in the region of Middle Earth called Regan near Maurya, again, fell to the bowel Rog in the fellowship of the ring, although they never realized, who truly was he was never welcomed by the L floors, L Ron Galadriel or Gilgal ad because they did not trust him and refuse to treat with him. Elsewhere he was glad to received and the Elvis Smith's. Learn much from him as their thirst for knowledge was great hunger, for knowledge was the elves weakness and enter tar nuit under his to lose the oven master craftsmen became more skilled than anyone else in that age. Remember in the beginning Smith was the first craft he had mastered. He also counseled them in the arts and magic after many years when they reached the height of their power. The elves began the forging of the rings of power. Our but Anna new all their secrets and ten years after the completion of the rings of power. He created the one ring to control the bears of the other rings for this invested most of his own power into the ring that he forged himself. I'm sure by now, you know, exactly who I'm talking about because he was also more commonly known in the high of language Quinta as the hord or sour on sarin has many more fascinating stories but I will save those for another time. My goal was to just give you a small bit of story from common character in the world of Tolkien that you may not have heard before. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know either way at covert, nerd dot net. And find out the many ways that you can contact me the first comic. I wanna talk about today is called paper girls from image, comics, paper, girls is a mystery science fiction comic book series written by Bryan cave on and illustrated by cliff Chiang paper. Girls follows the story of four twelve year old newspaper delivery girls Aaron MacKenzie K Jay and Tiffany, set in Stony stream fictional suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. While out on delivering papers in the morning after Halloween nineteen eighty eight the girls are attacked by group of teenagers. One of the teen steals, a walkie talkie, from Tiffany, and the girls chase the group to house and find what appears to be a time machine the girls, learn that the teenagers are time travelers from a distant future who are engaged in ongoing war with a group known as the old timers at the center of the conflict is the question of whether or not the past can and should be changed by future time travelers if you like stranger things you'll love paper girls. They have a lot of similarities, eighties flashback nostalgia, with a touch of the weird and scary over the past few weeks. I've read the first twenty eight issues in since I got back into comics a few years ago that. Seems to be the norm for me. Just binging on an entire series anyway, I recommend checking out paper girls, if you like eighties nostalgia, and time travel adventures, the next comic. I wanna talk about is DC new frontiers. Another nostalgic comic. I found from DC slightly different since I primarily read, comics from independence as of late, but this one caught my eye, and I liked what I saw and read the story takes place in the late forties, fifties and very early sixties of the DC universe, the art and the heroes costumes reflect that style. I mentioned in a previous episode that golden age styles seem to have a bit of a resurgence in the last five or ten years in the comic book world is seems to have an appeal to the new generation, and I can't quite put my finger on what that, why that is anyway, the solicit is the new frontier is an award winning six issue comic book series, written and drawn by Darwin. Cook published in two thousand four like I said, set from nineteen forty five nineteen sixty post World War Two sentiment and the Cold War tension of pushed the age of superheroes into decline. However, when a threatening alien presence emerges on earth, new era of superheroes must join force, with the veteran, heroes and an unfriendly United States government to battle the nemesis. The series was influenced by kingdom come the golden age watchmen, and the dark Knight returns, we see our superheroes, superman Batman and Wonderwoman meeting silver age characters like the flash green lantern, Martian, manhunter, the story bridges, the gap between the end of the golden age in the beginning of the silver age and the DC universe. The story was also adapted into an animated film Justice league the new frontier which was released in February of two thousand eight I had forgotten how different the DC heroes looked in the forties and fifties. But they have a certain charm about them. And like I said earlier, I can't quite put my finger on it. Why that art style and writing style seems to be very attractive? However, the story flows. Well, and you get to see all the classic DC characters that, you know in love, I wouldn't say I'm DC expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I recognized all the main characters in the story and knew the origins, they were describing the other side characters that they were talking about, even if you're a novice DC fan, you will, like this book, you can pick up the trade paperback and read the entire story in one big volume. You can go online or talk to your local comic book shop and have them get it for you. Thank you for listening to the cove. Nerd podcast again. I thank you for your time that you give me it means a lot that you take time out of your day to listen to what I have to say. Please go to covert nerd dot net for all the different ways you can get in touch with me by Email social media all the different ways. You can let me know what you think about the show. So again, thank you for listening in its next time..

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Comics You Should Own: DC: The New Frontier

Covert Nerd Podcast

02:23 min | 1 year ago

Comics You Should Own: DC: The New Frontier

"The next comic. I wanna talk about is DC new frontiers. Another nostalgic comic. I found from DC slightly different since I primarily read, comics from independence as of late, but this one caught my eye, and I liked what I saw and read the story takes place in the late forties, fifties and very early sixties of the DC universe, the art and the heroes costumes reflect that style. I mentioned in a previous episode that golden age styles seem to have a bit of a resurgence in the last five or ten years in the comic book world is seems to have an appeal to the new generation, and I can't quite put my finger on what that, why that is anyway, the solicit is the new frontier is an award winning six issue comic book series, written and drawn by Darwin. Cook published in two thousand four like I said, set from nineteen forty five nineteen sixty post World War Two sentiment and the Cold War tension of pushed the age of superheroes into decline. However, when a threatening alien presence emerges on earth, new era of superheroes must join force, with the veteran, heroes and an unfriendly United States government to battle the nemesis. The series was influenced by kingdom come the golden age watchmen, and the dark Knight returns, we see our superheroes, superman Batman and Wonderwoman meeting silver age characters like the flash green lantern, Martian, manhunter, the story bridges, the gap between the end of the golden age in the beginning of the silver age and the DC universe. The story was also adapted into an animated film Justice league the new frontier which was released in February of two thousand eight I had forgotten how different the DC heroes looked in the forties and fifties. But they have a certain charm about them. And like I said earlier, I can't quite put my finger on it. Why that art style and writing style seems to be very attractive? However, the story flows. Well, and you get to see all the classic DC characters that, you know in love, I wouldn't say I'm DC expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I recognized all the main characters in the story and knew the origins, they were describing the other side characters that they were talking about, even if you're a novice DC fan, you will, like this book, you can pick up the trade paperback and read the entire story in one big volume. You can go online or talk to your local comic book shop and have

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You all should be reading Brian K. Vaughan's 'Paper Girls' comic

Covert Nerd Podcast

01:22 min | 1 year ago

You all should be reading Brian K. Vaughan's 'Paper Girls' comic

"The first comic. I wanna talk about today is called paper girls from image, comics, paper, girls is a mystery science fiction comic book series written by Bryan cave on and illustrated by cliff Chiang paper. Girls follows the story of four twelve year old newspaper delivery girls Aaron MacKenzie K Jay and Tiffany, set in Stony stream fictional suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. While out on delivering papers in the morning after Halloween nineteen eighty eight the girls are attacked by group of teenagers. One of the teen steals, a walkie talkie, from Tiffany, and the girls chase the group to house and find what appears to be a time machine the girls, learn that the teenagers are time travelers from a distant future who are engaged in ongoing war with a group known as the old timers at the center of the conflict is the question of whether or not the past can and should be changed by future time travelers if you like stranger things you'll love paper girls. They have a lot of similarities, eighties flashback nostalgia, with a touch of the weird and scary over the past few weeks. I've read the first twenty eight issues in since I got back into comics a few years ago that. Seems to be the norm for me. Just binging on an entire series anyway, I recommend checking out paper girls, if you like eighties nostalgia, and time travel

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"middle earth" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

GeekWire - Geared Up

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

"Neil Stevenson, also, the chief futurist magic leap, the augmented reality startup as you mentioned did the book provide any insights, or clues about his views of the future of VR, or a are. And if so what kind of things did you take away from that? I think there were some insights into how the are is, is used, you know, in an augmented way to kind of guide people through reality. And and, and one of the interesting technological twists is this technology called Vail, where people kind of AOL their face so that they can defeat facial recognition and preserve their privacy timely. Yeah. There are a lot of a lot of twists like that, too. He's very much techique, and so that comes through in, in the book, and so the virtual world that is created kind of arises, organically from the memories of the main character, and, and it's. Interesting to see how that just builds on top of everything. And in the end you've got this whole world. I it's almost like someone is creating west roasts or Middle Earth in a computer. I I'm expecting someone to come up with a map of what the land from this book looks like it's interesting because, as you talked about the veil I was immediately thinking game of thrones and the whole Arya stark plot. Series on the face man. Exactly. Taking on the face of somebody else. In this case, it's a way to kind of defeat that method of stealing somebody's face, which which you would probably see in the sense in facial recognition software. Absolutely sounds like we gotta start up idea right here, the, the facial recognition defeating starting might have to pay some royalties to kneel for the idea. But then at the same time Saifi has informed reality. I'm thinking of things like the Star Trek Tri quarter or the communicator looking like the first flip phone cell phones, the Motorola devices that everybody had back in the day. So it's not a stretch to see a vision like this, in a fictional work become reality. Maybe decades later, along those lines, you also asked Neil about creating virtual worlds and the extent to which his real world experience with technology informed has work in the book. Yeah..

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"middle earth" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Good and force you to actually record long-term consequences, if your character Iraq up all these emotional and physical scars, which is something I wish indeed it is relative power fantasy in that's fine. But but I know that you have to create your personal wounds and flaws yourself out of again. Or other systems ask you to keep track of that stuff? It's a whole on fastening with the idea of interactive fiction where where you have such control over the character that you have to. Fill in that back story and make sure the dramatically interesting for at the table for interesting. I never knew that you could actually have an arc or the character writing when playing dungeons and dragons, so I just wanted to ask Jacob, how do you actually? Right. That character as you're playing a man like the idea is to right down dialogue in advance. I think that. Yeah. I mean, just like how do you keep track? Two of just the what your character goes through those most of its mental note. I don't write anything in advance. Because I tried to let evolve where it goes. But you know, I keep notes I could have character sheet. We keep track of all the items and stats. So I flip it overnight right personal notes. Like, I write down whenever I design a character. Or this is something I borrowed from that game system. Leave the burning wheel which is a very fantasy system. I wrote a series of statements about my character stuff like. I will never do this. I will always do this. This most important thing to me. And I tried to I approach a decision across roads were one those challenged at this. I'd do I bide by this or or does that fundamental aspect of my character change? And I and if it does I make note of it, and I use that line and write a new one, and I just keep, you know, notes of where I've been where I'm going and what I believe in at that time. And by the time I finished with Bob Johnson. What he believed in had changed so fundamentally that he was different person. And I realize I can take him anymore. Like, I can take him further anymore. The hope hope to answer your question. Yeah. It did. I mean, it's just like it's something totally new and cool to me. Yeah. HD you're such a fan of like fantasy in Middle Earth of surprise. You've never gotten into like RPG's, which actually brings us what you've been up to this weekend. Yeah. Speaking of token because Jacob made sure her name. Job that while he was describing Bob Johnson. Yes. I went to see the token maker of Middle Earth exhibit at the Morgan library and museum..

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"middle earth" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

"Be going on is once you're older it's easier for you to see a connection between your long term goals and your short term work like short term tasks are sort of they're giving a motivation boost when you think about what your long term goals are. So you could maybe think about these two results sort of in conflict. But I don't think they're necessarily in conflict because possible takeaway is it's good to keep long-term goals in mind to help motivate you as long as they're not conflicting. But you also in order to get stuff done you need to to chunk things down. You've got to put your you. Gotta formulate your to do list items in small discrete chunks of work with. Your goals? And that's what we're talking about with sour on earlier. You know, if it's just a conquer all of the lands that that's not gonna work as well. You've got a separate break it into smaller tasks, right? But likewise having having that overall goal of subjugating Middle Earth. Yeah. Probably helped him put even more effort into making that one ring. Really, don't you know, I think so. Yeah. So it's like visualize the end, but focus on what you have to do right now. The very next thing another important inside. They side is just it's important to be flexible like if you try to over-rigid -ly plan out to do lists of things that can that can actually get you bogged down in one example, they cite as research that found that people who made monthly plans for goal attainment did better than people who made rigid daily plans for goal attainment just because day to day things come up, and you get you get sidetracked. You need to have a plan that has has some some wiggle in it. If something comes up today, and you can't do your thing today. Yeah. Yeah. I I guess I can definitely see that with bigger projects. I'm if I'm trying to think on a day-to-day basis something's going to wreck that plan. But I'm thinking more weekly and monthly like by the end of this month. I will have reached this point more or less than that's that's that tends to work. Yeah. Totally though I would say eat like each day within a monthly goal.

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"middle earth" Discussed on Ear Biscuits

Ear Biscuits

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Ear Biscuits

"It's three you're on your back. No matter what it's great for everything except. Spooning? I think he does something to your face. The thing. It does like stretches your face or something. Stretches your face. I don't know. Maybe it does. Okay. We we certainly spent a lot of time on that question that we wanna end like Jack Burch asks Inc. You an alley. If you could place yourself in any fictional universe or movie, which would you pick? And why oh, I'm okay, just knee response to this for me is Middle Earth. Man. I mean, but and I thought specifically like where the wood elves lived. They're the ones that I haven't watched it in a long time. But they're the ones who I believe came out of it was they were more mysterious in the woods. They were the ones that didn't make the trek to the new land. And they just kind of hunkered down where they ended up and. I think they played more into the hobbit stories which chronologically came earlier, but then it's not the Middle Earth. That is so special to me from them. Well, if they got Toriola them, which she's not even in the books. I do like Evangeline whatever lily though, do like her really. Yeah. I watched the first half of ant man to on the plane. What happened to the second half plane landed you gotta time at better than that. I never time you're knocking twist. You gotta time you're playing movies. You gotta look at the flight time. Do the math. It's kind of I kind of think in my brain. It's like the e walk village. So I guess what? I'm really saying. I'd like to live in the e walk village if that were within Middle Earth with elves because it's hard to communicate with Z walks. But the elves are like, you know, they speak calmly and. Good warriors. Here's the thing. You would be in. You can't pick a place because that would be odd like to live in Riverdale. But. This is the entire fictional universe. This is the entire movie the the entire world there honest at probably ended up in Hobbiton just eaten in gardening. That's a great answer. Thank you. I actually disagree with it though. And this is going to be controversial in it actually leads into another question that we were asked. Okay. Because I feel like I have a lot of qualifies here because I as opposed to Middle Earth with pick narnia. Okay. And the reason I would pick narnia is because I think ultimately, it's more fun and more rewarding ha and much less. What do you mean more angel? What do you mean? More fun. Let's start there. Because. The evil little earth is very evil evil in narnia is significantly less threatening than the evil in Middle Earth. So you're living in a kid's world. All what you're really saying. I also think that narnia the thing that always intrigued me about those books, and they kinda remained like my favorite even though clearly. Fellowship of the ring is a better series. But it's it's not for kids. It's more young adult and adult whereas narnia is clearly for young kids. But I enjoyed it. I as like a single digit age. I don't know what I was. But the first time I read them and the accessibility. But also the way they related the real world to the imaginative world of narnia in the ability to like there is a wardrobe that you can go through like there's a play. There are these places that you can enter into the world. So it created this. I had this imagination. I always I would be out in imagination. It would be out in the woods. Cool. And I would see like a tree would like a whole you like the portal. And I was like, okay. Maybe this is narnia. Like, maybe this is the time. Maybe this is I'm going to go up to this. And I'm going to stick my head in the this whole in this tree. But that's how you exit narnia. You should have been looking for a wardrobe. No, no. But there's you can get in there multiple ways..

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"middle earth" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"It's better when I look at the nominees. I see more games that are just different. And and that's always cool. So it's it's a fun thing to watch develop over the years. So final question. Do you think that game in the air is going to be got a red evolution to? I don't know. It's interesting the first year in a while that I can remember where it's actually a question because last year breath of the wild was the clear and obvious winner year before over watched was clear and obvious winter be ready to and my thing is that I would want red redemption to to win for the right reasons because I think that it's a more unusual game than God of war. And but I wonder if people just vote for it because it's so amazing looking technically astonishing in its run game. And not because it's so fucking weird. And you know, and you can never know like why did people vote for things there's no way to really tell. And if we're the game wins, then whatever all those games are worthy of a game of your word. I don't know. I don't know what a game of the year, even means so. Either game. Who knows we'll see doesn't mean anything. It's it's meaningless winner in two thousand fifteen was the Witcher three. So another obvious super obvious one two thousand fourteen was interesting. What do you think when in two thousand fourteen do you remember? So I'll give you the options the nominees can decide which one you think is the winter banned ETA too dark souls to dragon agent position heart stone. Here's of orca and middle of Middle Earth, shadow of mortar. Oh, interesting. That's an interesting collection. That was it was a weird year because I was the first year of this generation really like the first PS four year. Dragon agent position. Yeah. It was dragging me. That's I I guess my memory helping me out there. But I guess that makes sense. So it was always a big ass RPG kind of windsurfer here. Well, two thousand sixteen was over watched that that's totally. Undeniable game of that year. So we'll see. All right. Why don't we take another break? And then we will do some off topic stuff and your music pick of the week..

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"middle earth" Discussed on Science for the People

Science for the People

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"middle earth" Discussed on Science for the People

"And if you're in need. Why why mood still and you wanna try and make some other things? I also found a cheese making kit. I've actually used a cheese maker of cheese making get before an it's quite interesting. I didn't really know the process of making to us and anytime, I learn how to make something I really enjoy it. But also, you learn more about how your food is made which I think is something we're really out of touch with. And I love the opportunity to just like get my hands on and try and make something from scratch, the older. I get the more like into that. I get an I'm not sure what that says about me. But I'm okay with it. I really love I actually have done a couple of recipes for my own cheese. Just like on my own and one of the things I love about it is that there is no it's one of the one of the recipes that you make in the kitchen where the chemistry is just so shockingly obvious. It's just you add, you know, acid and just it's like, oh my God. You bet it acid. It's like it's watching this chemical reaction, and it's really quite quite beautiful. And well, maybe maybe cheeses, just beautiful to me cheeses is very beautiful to me. But I find it really really inspiring just be able to actually watch chemistry take place. All right. Let's move onto home and home decor. I am really excited by this coaster set you found that's custom maps. And so you can come up with maps of your favorite neighborhood, or whatever, and they will make a custom map Koester said of your neighborhoods. So if you're the sort of person who wants a custom map set of Brooklyn, you can do that. But I looked at this. And immediately went I could get a custom coaster set of the map of Middle Earth. Yet has priorities. So now, that's what I'm thinking about. I approve of your life choices. Let's talk about clocks because clocks are my favorite things to have around the house. I'm one of these people that likes ticking clocks as well. So I'm very much pro clock. The first one I want to talk about is. The is the wonders zoo auto flip clock, which hangs on your wall. It's apparently quite quiet as well. But it's one of those like old fashioned clocks with the cards flip over to tell you the time. I love how mechanical this clock is as we're sort of like just moving to a world where you see less and less of how things work I love how just like physical this clock. Is it makes me really happy? So part of me likes it. The other part of me like I think that if I turned over my shoulder and just caucus thing moving out of the corner of my eye. It's like all of a sudden, I'm in a I'm in a horror film. So I don't know how I feel about that one. But I'm in love with this handcrafted mechanical wooden pendulum clock kit..

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