26 Burst results for "Mr Smith"
OA469: The Batshirt Crazy 'Latinos for Trump' Lawsuit
"Arguments. This is absurd. Four hundred and sixty nine nice. Nice house gone andrew. Well even better now and this is going to be comedic episode. I have oh gosh i have something that is it is delightfully layers upon layers. Of funny so wait. You're bringing the key finding out crap. Did i was. I supposed to do a la. Let me do law okay. Let me just shoot wikipedia entry for law. Hold on now okay. That'd be dictionary defines law. Now you've got both the lion the funny. Maybe i'll try to sell. See what i can add. I can't wear all right. Well i'm too excited. Let's get right to it andrew. Here when i'm being yelled at is people caring loudly at me. I up though question from patriot. Diane resigns. It's such a good man in the latest episode. There was some joking about just killing the witnesses to your crimes. In order to escape the consequences. I wanted to point you do federal rule of evidence. Eight four be six which states essentially if the defendant the declarant rendering them unavailable the declarin statement will not be barred by the rule against hearsay. I'm glad somebody thought of that. Little loophole but if somebody else okay. But here's the thing. Though here was an i stand by because this was a Bar question that. I got wrong as so a bar question. I don't know why added the second thing that's redundant. It was a bar question. And i still hold open that like under those circumstances. You don't know who killed the person like i guess. The facts of the question could stipulate like ours. Random accident but like in the real world. What if someone's just killed in a hit and run so you would never know and actually mean. This is a serious question. What if it's unclear. Who killed the declarant. And you've got some here. Say this is actually. Maybe this would be a good premise for our law. Good book or something or movie. You know like you've got some here. Say like oh the person who stole. The painting was my neighbor and it's unclear unclear as of that time of the trial or whatever it is who killed the person what would happen in that case so that was exactly my idea for this segment while i know that that's where i work with it. Okay well see. I know i brought the law. That was ali. you bring humor later. We switched roles. It's opposite day for under sixty nine. Nice okay so as anyone who is studying for an evidence final or for the bar exam knows you spend time in the eighteen hundreds in the federal rules of evidence because that's where we have all of the we have the definition of hearsay. So let's start at the. At the top roy eighty-one defines exclusions from hearsay. And there are basically two These are prior statements. By the same witness that are then offered either to impeach or to rehabilitate that witness's testimony right so in other words the witness says something Your impeaching them. You know by saying. But mr smith i'm with you didn't you previously say you would never support donald trump. Under any circumstances right that is defined as not hearsay. even though it's obviously hearsay right so these are not exceptions. These are exclusions and yes. The bar exam will mess with you. Yeah timing this. So prior statements by the same witness offered either to impeach or to rehabilitate the credibility of a witness or an opposing party statement under certain conditions. I'm not gonna go through this conditions. It's not relevant to the segment. But those two things even though they're very obviously hearsay are just defined as not say right in the same way that we define certain things as not speech even though there obviously speech right and let me give you an example in the law. The reason that it's permitted to ban child pornography is because the supreme court has just said why not child pornography isn't speech Of course it's right like of course it if pornography is spit right like it. It obviously is it's just they've defined it as an exclusion from. It's just not covered by the first amendment. It's not defined to speech analogously Roy eight. Oh one says these kinds of statements. Even though they are out of court utterances made by a declarant present on the stand You know to defend those utterances nevertheless They are pro civil. That's the definition of here. I struggle with well. We've gone through the so many times but if you're a witness on the stand then how is not anything you've ever said not hearsay because you're there what's the definition of your say. Sorry let let me be. Let me be clear about this right. If you were on the stand right then you can be asked about your statements writer but but as exceptions you can put up somebody else to testify. Any and i know i used. I did a mock cross examination. Mr smith didn't you. Previously stated that would be hearsay. Because you're actually on the stand so if someone's on the stand you can ask them about anything that they've said previously regardless okay but if you offer up like hey somebody else said you said this. Is that what yeah. That's that's exactly right. So definition of hearsay is out of court statement. Offered to prove the truth of that statement. So your past statements are your hearsay. But i can ask you about your here. Saying i can ask you. Did you make that statement at the moment in which you say yes I did make that statement. Then you have considered to have adopted that statement in for for personas comes not here at that point. That's right and then. Because i can then ask you about it but if you say no i never said that right. And and look. Here's the real example in which this comes up particularly in modern litigation our emails sort of harder to do with letters. But like you know. I put one of your emails in front of you. And you're like yeah. I never sat that. And and i say well doesn't this say it's you know from thomas at serious pod dot gun hill. But i don't know somebody could have spoof that address or whatever i never ever said it right And we actually have. I've litigated these issues. Where you know. The opposing party will say we object to this as inadmissible hearsay. And you know you have to find some way of getting it in if you don't have alternative proof That the party who sent it out actually sent it out now. I've had success When it is you know business. Emails of getting it in under the business records exception for national but yeah so eighty-one one defines things that are excluded from hearsay. Which means i can put anybody on the stand right. I put thomas on the stand. You are impeached Because of your testimony about donald trump. I could bring somebody else to say. Well has it. Thomas previously said to you That you know he would say anything to make. Donald trump go to jail bright And i can then ask them that question for the purpose of impeaching your credibility as a witness.
The Story of Auld Lang Syne
"Well when this time of year rolls around you probably will hear one song and one song in particular seemingly over and over again. Quick note here. I was listening to my christmas traditional songs. And i kept hearing it. But what song am i talking about. Well i just told you old. Elaine sign it does have a rather big nostalgia meaning to it and along with it here in the united states. A bit of sadness and usually marks an emotional scene or we action. The song. old lang sign was originally written in scottish. When taken apart and put back together again. An- actually means old long sense and is translated yet again to mean all times sake or for the sake of old times this song that is mostly sung and means the emotional conclusion to another year. And don't we need that. It also means that one must remember people from their past and raise a toast to them. Originally it was written many many years ago as a scottish celebration song. Old lang zayn is actually a scottish language. Written by robert burns in seventeen eighty eight and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. But did you know that. In the netherlands. It is a soccer anthem and in japan. It is a song about firefly's and and south korea. It was the national anthem until nineteen forty eight. It is known as being easily adaptable and mostly all musical styles. That is why it is so cool but at its core it is well known and many countries especially in the english speaking world. It's traditional use. Being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve it is also sung at funerals graduations and as a farewell or ending to other asians the international scouting movement in many countries uses it to close jamborees and other functions and a little note here when i was watching the crown on netflix day. Sung it when they said goodbye to the prime minister. Certainly most of us know the song old lang zayn but to quote from the first stanza of the english version of the james watson ballad. Here it goes should be aware since be forgot and never thought upon the flames of love extinguished and fully past and gone is thy sweetheart now grown so cold that loving breast of nine the thou cast never once reflect on old lang zayn in scotland. It is common practice that everyone joins hands with the person next to them. To form a great circle around the dance floor at the beginning of the last verse. Everyone crosses their arms across their breast so that the right hand reaches out to the neighbor on the left side and vice versa win the tune ends everyone rushes to the middle while still holding hands when the circle is re established everyone turns under the arms to end up facing outward with hands still joined in countries other than scotland. The hands are often crossed from the beginning of the song at variance with scottish custom. And did you know. The scottish practice was demonstrated by queen elizabeth second at the millennium dome celebrations for the year. Two thousand some press outlets berated her for not properly crossing her arms. She was unaware that she was incorrectly. Following the scottish tradition and because of its easy tune and melody it was also used as a song to signify for the war to end having the title. I wish the war was over and it was a popular anti-slavery song entitled fling out. The anti slavery flag both were using old anxiety as the basis for those songs. If you listen closely you can hear the song all lang sign and many movies too. Well did you know that these movies are we willie winkle a nineteen thirty seven. Shirley temple movie when her character sings to console a dying soldier. Mr smith goes to washington the nineteen thirty nine movie. Ocean's eleven the original of nineteen sixty as background music and the poseidon adventure one of my favorites that was made in nineteen seventy two ghostbusters and nineteen eighty nine. When harry met sally in nineteen eighty nine as well forrest gump in nineteen ninety four and elf and two thousand and three and most notably the very last song that is in the movie. It's a wonderful life with jimmy stewart. It is after all probably the best feel good ending in a classic movie ever with plenty of emotion for the main character at the last scene of the movie which brings george bailey the main character to tears as he acknowledges how great life really is and it is always at the stroke of midnight composer guy lombardi would play it on the radio and continued the tradition for fifty years afterwards. Dick clark took it up to play at the stroke of midnight on. Dick clark's new year's rocking eve. Every year and new york city as the big ball dropped at the stroke of midnight but after dick clark retired from the show ryan. Seacrest did the same at the stroke of midnight every year. They all had something in common with playing the song. It was an remembrance of those that came before and at the same time to mark the new year. All the fans and celebrators would sing along to the classic song so this year twenty twenty when the clock strikes. Twelve a m sing along to this classic song. Even if you don't know all the words we are indeed saying goodbye to twenty twenty
New School: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine
"Our story today is new. School was the first day at rogers new school as he waited for the bus he began to feel nervous rouge all kinds of things. He thought about the new friends he would meet. He thought about the new things he would learn this year. Then he took a deep dragon breath in doubt and slowed his running thoughts. He knew that staying present would help him through this exciting day so rosh took another deep breath in and out and then he took one more deep breath in and out feeling calm. The bus pulled up and rosh stepped on not sure where to set so that down quickly in the front seat maybe on the way home he would know who to sit by. Raj smiled at the kids across the aisle from him. Then they smiled back. That wasn't too bad. rash thought. The bus stopped again and again. Most of the kids got on knotted. Hello dhiraj and then walked back further on the bus then it one bus stop. Two boys stepped on high. One boy. said haven't seen you around before. I'm owing and this is andy. I'm rush rise replied. I just moved here great. We'll show you around. Do you mind if i sit here. Rosh shook his head known owen. Set next arrive. Andy sat in the seat behind them. The three boys chat at the rest of the way to school when the bus stopped. Andy said okay. Follow us. we'll show you what to do. The boys showed rosh where to put his backpack and where they waited in the morning while they waited. They found out that they all had the same teacher. The bell rang and it was time to go to their classroom since they were all in the same classroom. It was easy for andy owen to show rash where to go as they reached the classroom their teacher. Mr smith said welcome everyone. I'm your teacher. Mr smith look on the tables for your name and sit down in the chair next to it if you need help. Raise your hand. And i'll help you the class. Busily zipped around the room looking for their names soon everyone had found their own spot. With only a couple confusions there happened to be two inns in the class. So once the to ian found their spots mr smith went on to show everyone where all of the supplies would go step by step. Eventually everything was put away then. Mr smith got moving with the game. Afterwards it was back to explanations of the classroom team. Mr smith was very kind and assured everyone that soon it would be easy to remember everything until it was easy. He was there to help. The class seemed very friendly as well and roj began to feel more and more comfortable before long. It was time for lunch and recess. Owen and andy invited rush to sit with them. The three boys sat down at lunch finance. They finished andy said so. What would you like to do at recess. I usually play. football rash. said that sounds like fun. And said i'll get the ball. Andy said owen and roj found a spot to play football and andy grabbed the ball he brought over a brown oval ball and rash felt confused. I think that is a rugby ball. A football is black and white Puzzled that sounds more like a soccer ball. Why don't you come pick the ball that you mean owen suggested okay. Rush said in picked out around ball with black and white pentagon's. That's a soccer ball. Andy he said oh we call it football because you're only allowed to use your feet to touch it rosh replied
The setting was the message: For Democrats, a stark convention for a stark moment
"Present a clear, unified, Unified message this week, Jane because we've got this tweet from Bill, Who says it seems like Democrats top priority is getting rid of Trump. We need to focus on fixing the problems that got him elected in the first place. Do you think that message came through? I think so, In a certain extent, but this convention was always going to be about getting rid of Trump. I think that what we've heard from progressives from Nevertrump Republicans from a host of people. Is that the first objective is to get trump out of the White House, and then you can deal with everything else later. So you did hear from gun control advocates, which I thought was particularly interesting because I think that that's been something that Red State Democrats have shied away from, but I think that you heard from gun control advocates who heard from people talking about Medicare. You heard from you kind of the general atmosphere of even in Joe Biden speech or talking about how during pandemics, much money has gone to the top over the top of the top 1%. While mom and pop stores are closing. As we've witnessed across the country, small businesses have been ravaged by the Corona virus pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. But I think that if you were looking for a policy discussion out of either the Democratic National Convention or next week's Republican National Convention, you are looking in the wrong place. I think that the idea here is not to come up with necessarily. A policy agenda but to come up with an ideological one to come up with A message an idea, a concept that can carry over over the next several months as we get to the election, we got this email from Mike, who says, setting aside Joe Biden's ability to read coherently for a short time what accomplishments from his 49 years as a politician in part confidence in his ability. To be president. And I wonder Jane. How much focus did you see over the course of the week on his experience. I think you saw a lot of experience. And I think that that was part of why I think that the moments of having Republicans, speaking of the Democratic National Convention was important not just to attract independents and Republicans who might be turned off by Trump, but also to make the argument that Joe Biden's extensive experience means that he can work across the aisle. I think that Trump's election in 2016 was based on the idea and an idea that did not come to fruition the idea that because he was coming from outside of politics, he was coming from outside Republican circles. He alone could fix that. He alone could work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to solve America's problems and in almost a political way, if anyone remembers, remember what we were supposed to have infrastructure week Because I remember infrastructure week and that didn't happen now, whether you think that that was Trump or whether you think it was because Trump get kind of subsumed by the swamp and Mitch McConnell. It's I think that's up to you. But I think that Joe Biden's cases that he knows all of these people. He knows how this works. He knows how the business of politics is done. And I think that What we say we want is that we want a Mr Smith goes to Washington. Someone who's entirely apolitical who comes from outside this world to shake things up. But what we perhaps actually wants is someone who knows who people are and how this all works and nose deals that can be done can be actually completed. Reed really quickly as you said some things worked well for the virtual convention. Something's didn't do you think we'll go back to grandiose conventions and the pageantry? We're accustomed to seeing. No, I think we're probably done with that. We'll see both parties rethink what a convention looks like. But the typical sort of in person event I think we've probably seen the last of them. It's Reid
"mr smith" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Hallowed ground. It's where our nation's best who gave their best hopefully find peace and the gratitude of their country. Dang. West, Flash Flash, the montage continues the Lincoln Memorial Flash The Washington monument slash the White House Flash Mrs Smith. Is Blaring Stop. Driver smashes on the brakes in grabs the gun from inside his coat pocket. He looks around attempting to see a threat but only sees Mr Smith frantically climbing out of the car and running through traffic at the driver puts his head down in size cut to interior black car. Later, we see Mr Smith in the back of a car double fisting funnel cakes and smiling. I mean I never heard of food sued off the truck before offered moved off a wagon. Sure. Offered served food served a Buggy sufered off trailer to share food. Yeah. There were a lot of those in town that that was just a few on some streets. When Congress is in session, you're GONNA see dozens. This spent. Fauzi in wonder. Day Hang. Imagine a thing like that. I mean I, referred cert- off a bicycle and I've heard served off an ATV. Driver began Sorolla class. Up between him and Mr Smith. Food served off for Toyota tercel. Sure. Cut To. Interior and Exterior Congress day the driver pulls up at the US Congress building he gets out and walks gawking Mr. Smith up the steps. They Pass Statutes in Congress people, all of whom Mr Smith with funnel cake on his face snap splash photos up nearly blinding Nancy Pelosi. The to head down the hall before approaching a big black door at the end of the hall. there. Gargle is on it and a light seat in light seems to die in its shadow. Wait here. At Kaplan. Mr Smith continue snapping pictures of everything he sees is the driver tentatively approaches the door he briefly knocks. Voice with a slight wilting. Twang. Emerges in response. To for. The doors creek in hits and begins open slowly no light emerges but bats fly out and fraud scurry past the feet of the driver is turns to Mr. Smith. Now Mr Smith takes in the scene as he slowly approaches the doors the holding its camera. Takes the door the darkness still flying bats smell of the death of legislation? Mr Smith apprehensively. Dan Hang. Some of your lead actors. act. Great. Perfect. He snaps a photo as the two men walked forward into the abyss. We only the glint of ran in the distance as they get closer, we begin to clearly see forboding desk surrounded by cages in which dark hopeless forms quake on the desk is a placard reading leader McConnell. Interior McConnell's office day sort of. The two men approached the desk as chair meals around as the light in the room rises we see the foreboding or of Senate Majority Leader Mitch Ain't nobody voting McConnell. I-. Behind him is a massive confederate flag. On his desk or the bones of Marco Rubio. Ted Cruz weeps silently from one of the cages to the right. McConnell. All Kentucky Shit. What is the Kentucky who's like Foghorn? leghorn. McConnell. Okay. Now I'll say I'll say I'll say who has awakened my slumber. I have done as you ask dark Lord I've brought the newest elected. Republican from the State of Colorado Aw. Yes. The representative from the Western slope. Thank you for common to see me. Mr Smith step of steps forward spits in his hand and extensive. Tentatively. poop. Put put her there. Mr Smith and I. From the Great State of Colorado and and in even greater grand junction will we just call it the drunk? There's no need for such pleasantries Mr Smith, these evolving into job. I know very well who you are, but tell me again, what was your platform? Why did your fellow square stay decide to send you to me. This is Smith excited by the chance to return to his stump speech begins to recite it as he did on the campaign trail. Well, Sir object to simple boy from the western slope of Colorado. And I do such things as folks here value. We like our Johnson. Are Skiing are skiing with guns. McConnell begin smile. But also we believe in treating folks fairly and not getting caught up in the Sydney fights between the parties in Washington McConnell's visit begins to grow them. We believe in left it alone Fox. News in. General mild racism also math but I on. McConnell looks at the man. Colorado State Republican Party voted for you because you lack treating folks fairly. shucks. No. They voted for me because I once hit a moose with my back. My opponent attacked me on their thing and I want him to straight anti. I. See I. See SAS. Let me ask you. Or was your first name again. It's A. Mr Sir. It. Your name. Your neighbors Mr Smith. While yes. Sir See my daddy was a hunting dog named Mr and. He takes a piece of fruit and easier to ten. Makuto. To, cruise tunes own. Then, turning back to Mr Smith orders, do you hope to accomplish your Mr Mr Smith? Why did you come here? Oh will sir. Syed this fellow at the airport had a sign with my name on it. So I mean, why did you to come to? WASHINGTON? Is there anything you want? Well. It was sort of on a dare. So I didn't really think hard about it it. I guess good stuff..
Missouri and Mississippi sue China over coronavirus
"Missouri Attorney General Eric Smith released a statement saying that China must be held accountable for their actions over the spread of coronavirus the lawsuit aims to make China pipe for the economic turmoil that covert nineteen has cools to cross the United States Mr Smith said in the statement that the Chinese government to lied about the dangers of the virus and did not do enough to slow its spread China's foreign ministry denounced the move saying it is a frivolous lawsuit that has no factual old legal basis China is protected by sovereign
"mr smith" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Said this hi Mr Smith said it that there will be enough tests in place for phase one there are there are the question is what's the standard of testing that you now have the capability for you to test people who are who are only very ill is it just people who have the Sniffles just affect people who come in because they want to get a test me what what is it is standard here it is the guidelines but I tried to be a little specific about this on Friday and we all try to number one is you need to test everyone who symptomatic right and you need to over test them because we're talking any symptoms that would be consistent with carpet right so and there's a wide range of symptoms you want to test them and you want to over test and we talked about the approximate metric with ambassador Burke's aren't fully supports because we you know this is a good metric that you want to get about one positive for every ten test then you know you over sample second on in this is a really important part of the strategy is because so many people are a symptomatic there's no way that you can test enough people to net to pull one a symptomatic out of three hundred people in the population so the strategy with ambassador Brooks offered and you know I talked to epidemiologists around the country and they go wow I wish I would have thought of that is to really focus on the vulnerable population where we know that the a symptomatic rate could be much higher than the rest of the population and we are going to be focused what my office dies during normal normal times focusing on the under served populations particularly in interest inner cities and urban areas they have a higher rate because overcrowding they can't tell work on their subject to a lot of co morbid conditions nursing homes we all know about nursing homes and there's both symptomatic and asymptomatic spread in finally some of our indigenous populations in the Indian health service so this is a very very important layer that most of the models and people don't talk about because that's we're gonna pick up the a symptomatic carriage and when you do that that's when you focus on track and trace if we have enough test.
The Perils of 19th Century Etiquette
"We are taking a trip back in time to explore the elaborate and prejudice intricacies of nineteenth century etiquette. And you know manners may not be exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of perilous situations but let me assure you that some of these codes which govern the social graces during this time period and we are talking specifically here about Europe and America. Here say well. These codes of etiquette can be mind blowing Lee complicated and one false step well. It wasn't just embarrassing. It could potentially mean utter social ruin not to mention these codes of etiquette were specific to gender age and even Marital Status. So you had to keep all of these designations in mind with each and every social interaction you had throughout the day. Many of the rules governing behavior during the nineteenth century can fill a bit overwrought and even a tad ridiculous to us today but at the time they were considered the very fabric and structure of society to even begin to comprehend them ourselves. We of course while we headed straight to the bookshelf for etiquette books of the era. Yes and we are super fortunate to have a whole slew of these types of books special collections at fit. And I look specifically at the following books. I looked at etiquette for ladies which is published by Leeann Blanchard in eighteen thirty nine. I looked at the American gentleman's guide to politeness by Henry. Liu Nets from eighteen fifty nine social etiquette of New York by Abby Buchanan Long Street from eighteen eighty four manners and social usages by Mrs John Sherwood from eighteen eighty seven and manners culture and dress of the best American society by Richard A wells from eighteen. Ninety three okay that was that was a mouthful and that cast is just the very tip of the iceberg in terms of our holdings. We have so so so many more including also ones that are kind of blend of being etiquette and also like a beauty guide as well so right and the great number of these relate directly to the fact that these little books were immensely popular at the time the beginning of the nineteenth century San explosion of not only etiquette books onto the market but also ladies magazines which frequently codified and coached the readers into their finer points of quote unquote proper behavior and in the wake of the French Revolution. The spread of democratic and Republican forms of government really spurred the growth of the middle classes and with all that brand new upward mobility came increased tensions and anxieties over one social standing quotes etiquette is the machinery of society. It is like a wall built up around us to protect us from disagreeable under Brad People. Who were fused? Take the trouble to be civil. Wrote one source from eighteen eighty four so basically anyone who is interested in bettering their station in life. A deft knowledge of etiquette was key to gain acceptance into the world of society proper. You know an an a lapse in this performance of manners and I say performance because it really really was It could be quickly. Chalked up to one's lack of so-called good breeding. And this is the phrase that you see over and over and over again in these manuals good breeding and if one was deemed uncouth or quote unquote. Ill bred that could also make you an undesirable acquaintance at the time because basically anyone who was in your social circle was very much considered a reflection upon yourself yes and this rapid expansion of the middle classes Europe in America during the nineteenth century is a big part of the reason why etiquette books were so popular at the time as we just mentioned so if you weren't necessarily raised in the know you could just buy a book that delineated roles on the proper way to move throughout the world and these books covered all sorts of events and occasions from things. We consider pretty standard today so like table manners wedding etiquette or how to console a bereaved friend but also more than a few topics that we would consider. Well a little niece today. Yes and just a couple of my favorites include how to format a personal letter to the president of the United States. Naturally clearly we've all done right The proper deportment to have when taking one's Harvard exams which I found this especially funny because this is the only university mentioned this etiquette book and I believe at this time. It was only men that could enroll in Harvard. So I guess the etiquette manuals saying go go harvard or go home. I don't know One source I looked at had hilariously titled Section called Lives Shipwrecks. I haven't dove into this quite yet but I remain most intriguing. I will return to that chapter but last but not least is how to deal with quote. Low Bread Women cads slanderers and scandal. Mongers timing. Come on you gotTa love that Punchy Nineteenth Century Language of course there is no way we can possibly cover all of these topics and a single episode of dress so we had narrowed. Today's focus down to what was one of the most interesting aspects of nineteenth century etiquette. And that is the practice of calling and by this. We do not mean placing telephone call because we have to remember that the very first telephone systems were really only commercially. Viable starting in eighteen seventy seven and the adoption for home. Use was rather slow. I have to say According to the US Department of the Interior in one thousand nine hundred only three percent of US homes had their own telephone so that begs the question. Just how did people communicate with each other during the nineteenth century? I mean letter writing. Of course that's a given but there were also this other form of calling these in person visitations which were governed by some of the strictest rules of etiquette but before we even get to the matter of visits and calls. We've I must address the matter of meetings and introductions during the nineteenth century it was rarely considered appropriate for to individuals regardless of their sex to meet without a formal introduction by way of a friend or a relative and even then both parties were supposed to separately agreed to the introduction in advanced unsolicited introductions are bad for both parties and this was stressed by one etiquette. Manual we consulted. Yeah and you might be asked why. Well a formal introduction had the implications that the association between the two parties was going to continue and this was especially true when it came to introductions to women quote great prudence or action must always be used but infinitely more care is necessary as a lady cannot shake off an improper acquaintance with the same facility as a gentleman can do and their character is much easier affected by the apparent contact with worthless and the dissipated out. That's rough the weaker. Fairer sex. The more impressionable right so once. Both parties had agreed to a formal introduction. It was protocol to I. Present not introduced a gentleman to the lady. She in turn was expected to respond with a slight bow. A faint smile and saying his name so the person making the introduction would be like Mr Smith desires to be presented to Miss White Miss White wishes to be acquainted with Mr Smith. Then miss white would bow smile and say Mr Smith and April. This bow was absolutely necessary according to etiquette books which say that unless she bowed gentlemen cannot claim her as an acquaintance. When we say some of these finer points finicky were not lying and right now in my mind so many historical period films are coming into my my mind right and all of that. Formality is making so much more sense. Now because men were to be presented to women and women had to formally accept that social connection so that's between men and women but cast what about introductions between Women Shirley? These were a little bit less complicated. One might think but I mean not really after agreeing to be introduced in the case of two women the younger was to be introduced but not quote unquote presented to the older of the two ladies. If the two women happen to be of similar ages their marital status now came into play and the single eighty would be introduced to them married woman and if two women of the same age and marital status were being introduced the one of lesser social standing would be introduced. I this just sounds I mean. It's
Sesame Street to launch Arabic-language show for refugee children to help them deal with trauma
"When you're talking with your family and friends at your table this weekend. What are you GONNA be talking? Yeah well I have a three year old daughter and a five year old son and so we will be talking a lot about sesame street this week which celebrated its golden anniversary anniversary. Did you watch this mystery as a kid I did. Yeah Jessica what about you absolutely. And who are your favorite characters. I was always partial to Mr snuffle up this big bird's imaginary best friend and go what about you. I did love big bird a lot. And Ernie and Bert really really were probably my favorites. Though actually wonderful and I was dismayed to find out recently watching it with my children that Mr Smith Aleph guess is no longer I quote unquote quote figment of big birds imagination. Everyone sees him. It was very disappointing to the ranks of the real monsters. Wow that's like saying the tooth fairy doesn't exist well. My favorite character was kermit the frog especially his portrayal of TV news reporter which should come as no surprise But I might soon have a new favorite character and his name is John. John has been introduced to children will be introduced to children in Syrian refugee camps as has one of them he is the Star of Alan Simpson or welcome sesame an Arabic language version of sesame street that has been co produced by sesame workshop and the the International Rescue Committee it teaches letters and numbers. Yes but it also teaches emotional coping measures for the millions. Yes millions of children who have been traumatically they displaced from their homes and may remain displaced for decades especially as countries like the United States. Continue to cut the number of refugees at allows in twelve million Elian refugees. Twelve million six million of them are children and those are the stats get this only two percent of humanitarian aid for education in For refugees two percent and so once again sesame street has come to the rescue just as it did in the late nineteen sixty s when it first debuted John his friend Bosma and Friendly Goat Maza debut in twenty countries across the Middle East in February twenty twenty via satellite dishes in the refugee camps. And from time to time there will be guest appearances by Cookie Monster Grover and elmo. I have to say cookie monster was one of my favorites as well. The project is funded with a one hundred million dollar grant from the Macarthur Foundation and the grant also covers direct services to the families whose children have never been outside the camps and therefore they don't know fundamentals that we take for granted such as imagination or basic information like fish. Come from the sea while the focus will be more on emotional tools these fundamentals annals will also be covered as well and I really do applaud sesame workshop for taking this project on and I say. AJC is also exploring new ways to reach out to The era world in the Arabic language. And we'll be hearing more about that in the months to come but this project in particular is just really fascinating to me. And that's what we'll be talking about at our Table
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"Is most inspiring movies of all time dominated for eleven Oscars. Best writing picture, an actor and supporting actor and director and everything it's it's getting a bunch of them. Does this movie belong on the top one hundred list? I really liked this movie. I might have got a lot of Capela on this movie. This is where I have to do my soul searching and say me railing against the over predominance of certain directors on this list. Do I want this movie over like it happened one night over it's a wonderful life? I've eaten this is where I have to look at my own biases. I do really really enjoyed this movie so much. Yeah. I mean, I feel like for me. It's no brainer. Because you know, it's one of those movies, and we talked about this a lot this one holds up. This is a version of film that they're still making to this day. But this one feels just as alive as it did. Then as it does now, and I feel like that's the thing that I always get into a fight with. I don't think it belongs. It doesn't feel the same way anymore. I don't think it belongs on the list or high up on the list. But if it does then it definitely does because felt to me like, very spiritual successor to citizen Kane, which I said, I don't know they feel very important like American a- films. I don't have as much of a problem with like a time capsule things time capsules are also important. Yeah. But yeah, I think this movie is still really really vibrant in so many ways. Yeah. I'm the stage like its place twenty six it moved up slightly. I think right from the Ninety-seven list. I believe so. Yeah. Twenty eight or twenty nine then if bumped up a tiny. But if I have any reservation, it really is. Because he I can't be like y'all don't get all these deniro films on the list. It'd be like, but I still get a bunch of Jimmy Stewart. That's not cool. Right. I hear you yourself policing. I wouldn't mind it if it's in the top twenty. Whoa. You want to move it up. Yeah. I do. I just think it's for all the reasons I've been talking about here. I can't put my finger on it. Exactly. But I feel like this is a movie that informed more movies after it than any film that we've really done besides like two thousand and one and and citizen Kane, and what we've seen that really have like a stamp. And so that's why I think this would be is incredibly important. I want to end on this note because we started this episode of people impersonating Jimmy Stewart, and we played a little bit of somebody Jimmy Stewart. I think you and I both kind of badly imitated. Well at the in the seventies. There was a roast of Jimmy Stewart. Everybody got up and made fun of Jimmy Stewart's voice, and then Orson Welles got up. And he said this. I think is really beautiful. I'm the only actor on this podium attempted to imitate you Jimmy because in my view, that's all we can do. Look at that. I love it classy. We'll see I'll leave role to see what next week is. Yes. Let's check out what the die has in store for us next. I cannot wait. Good day. Coming to you. Ninety one. What does that Amy? So up so fish choice who. Okay. All right. I don't know what this movie is about a never seen this movie. Depressing I suppose depressing. I know it's terrible choice. That's all. I know. I know when people say, it's a real Sophie's choice. It's bad choice. Okay. If you don't know what the Soviet choice is. Okay. Well, then I won't tell you. I won't tell you. Instead, let's give our listeners a very hard. So if he's choice as a call in brutal version, I can think of that has nothing to do with the movie and won't spoil it, which is you have to pick one of.
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"There is a difference. That does matter it doesn't matter in this world of this movie. But it doesn't. Well, I think we have said it all make sure you check out love it or leave it every single week. It's like a funny version of the week's news, which is something that we desperately need fake at the end of every week. I love it or leave it and positive America shows on HBO, which actually are great too. So thank you love it. Amy. It looks like this film is beloved are there any negative reviews? Besides people who aren't elected members at the time. Yes. Yes. Here's one from Otis Ferguson at the new Republic. This is what hero in November of nineteen thirty nine interview. He called Mr. capper goes some place. He said Frank Capra's. Mr Smith goes to Washington is going to be the big movie explosion of the year. Interviewers are going to think twice in thinks hourly before they want to put it down for the clumsy and irritating thing that it is. It is a mixture of tough affects patter about congressional cloakrooms and pressure groups and naive, but shameless who RAF or the American relic, and then he goes on to say, but where is director Kappa? He has started to make movies about steams instead of people. He's found out about the idea of thought. Now, he's going up into the clouds to think from now on his continued by box office in the air up there being what they are. He's a sure thing to stay banking checks reading variety and occasionally getting overcast and raining on us. Eddy calls the opening montage. She calls it a month hog as. Him boy, a little racy for very surviving idea. Is that the one one Scott leader who knows the Gettysburg address by heart wouldn't possibly be hired to mill your lawn. I love it. All right here, we go. It's number twenty six on the af I list, it's number one hundred forty eight on the I am db list. It's number five on the af.
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"The mountains and the cows, and she's like from also more, and it's this sin that she has which is that she's never really she's gone from Baltimore to like, that's the full range of what she seen, and you do feel in the movie, this idea that the real disconnect between rural people and city people that doesn't that we exploited now, but doesn't exist in the same way. Mr. snake like after this movie like from this point on like, what have you seen happen to an idealist when they go to Washington. And then keep staying there the movie I was thinking about was the candidate with Robert Redford, which is about a Mr Smith like figure who becomes a who you go from being a Mr Smith to becoming a Senator pain over the course of the movie, and how someone goes through that change, you know, the so he does this filibuster and the whole point of the filibusters to get public opinion on his side, which he fails to do. Yeah. He fails. There's you know, they're roughing up. So it's so it's so funny. It's like, yeah. These political bosses they're beaten up little boys boy little boy scouts handed up. His whole plan is to give a filibuster get the truth out. They actually squelched the truth and make it so that the public actually sends letters against him. And the only reason he wins the day after he faints is that he actually managed to tweak the conscience of his mentor of this Senator who who had made this same compromise that Smith refused to make and you're thinking, okay. So it actually wasn't about reaching the people. It was the luck of had just barely getting through to one man. And I was watching this at big gang. Well, what happens if that doesn't happen? He fates is expelled and goes back to the state a pariah. Right. Who tried to stop some jobs program? That ending is cynical to. It's just like. Nothing is really changed. Well, the only the only way you can achieve change in this movie is for the guilty to confess well in the real world that never ever happened to be very very rarely right? No one confesses. He got away with it. It works. They were going to expel him. The next moment. He just had a Pang of conscience, which as we have seen recently. All you need to do to not feel that is kill that part of yourself. And then once you're actually like all of that. But do you think there is a is a truth to the fact that everyone ultimately gets like slightly crowded in a sense that the even the most idealistic it's like there's certain things that I would imagine start to fade away with harder. When you're in a job. That's that important to what the movie does which we shouldn't do is connect and wonder and a sense of appreciation for the majesty of our system and understanding how the game is actually played. It is those things are not. The same like him coming to Washington being odd by the capitol dome. Is then translated into he has principal. You want people who stop being wild by the thing. And but who still do have a sense and understand you need compromise. You're gonna have to give a little to get a little, and and maybe not get everything that you want and maybe play a little dirty to get something across the line. And and maybe you stop looking at the at the capitol dome like twenty years ago because you're fucking person. You can't be off by the same thing again. And again, and again, that's not doesn't make you worse. Just because you're from a city movie. They're not they're not real Mr Smith is not more of an American than Saunders. And she doesn't become more of an American because she starts liking Smith. So yeah, there's there's there's a version of politics, which is the actual thing where people are not odd. And some people are more principle than others. And you wanna be with the people who are more principled without without a suit without being the kind of idealist that comes in all stripes that thank you have to vote. No one anything unless it's perfect right after the midterms..
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"Probably only have nineteen seventy four more episodes left. No, I have my math is Ron Plo? Paul. We only have nine hundred seventy stepped up sound episode. So I mean, we're talking a lot about politics today. And I figured it might be interesting to bring in someone who has a very interesting take on politics. Our guest today is a screenwriter, but more importantly ace speechwriter and a podcast or you might know him from his enormously successful podcast pods of America or his hilarious. Love it or leave it. Please. Welcome john. Love. So John, why do you think people are kind of obsessed and repulsed by politics, obviously? Like right now, we live in this world where where like I can't stand it. But at the same time, we make a lot of TV and film about it where we want to see the inside. And what do you think goes on there right now, it's hard to say that there's is there anyone making truly great political drama new political drama since Trump has become president. It's yet because I feel like the thing that I was kind of blown away by with this movie came out in nineteen thirty nine Mr Smith goes to Washington. And and all of a sudden people are still feeling the same way about the system we're corrupt. We know. We we need an honest, man. And there and that to me is an interesting idea that's been around for that long sort of twisted reaction to it which was like the movie is divorced of party. And it's about insiders versus outsiders and here. Here comes this outsider who wants to shake up, Washington and drain the swamp. Yeah. And then a bunch of fake news gets in his way. He doesn't play by the Washington playbook. Yes, you see where the Capra esque thing came from? And it turned to me what I was thinking about I'm watching this movie is own man when you divorce politics from policy, and you divorce it from partisanship. And you divorce it from the actual steaks. And you make it about a job with a good heart trying to build a camp versus people out for themselves completely without any of the ideological stakes politics. You have something that anybody can watch and view as a story for them. And that's good and bad. But that capper ask idea of what politics is is the fake the reality show version of what politics is that? I think in part gave people the idea that oh what we need is an outsider to come. In and shake things up when you can look at the the west wing comes from this and a lot of the political drama. We have come from Mr Smith goes to Washington. And so I have all said that that is how I was feeling for the first hour, right? And I texted a friend being I can't believe how sappy this is. And then within moments the Sanders. Character says I'm not that sappy. And then all of a sudden, I'm sitting there, and I'm like this fucker got me. Yeah. I'm on the same journey as this city girl from Baltimore. I couldn't believe it. And again, I think the finger you're talking about when we were talking about originally. It was like I can't believe it's been around for this long this kind of mentality. It's like these people have not been to World War Two, right? There's no interstate highways. This is a different reality. When when Saunders says, she is imagining the west right, the the planes and.
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"So that's a little taste of Billy Jack, going Washington. Billy Jack to Jimmy Stewart is basically like Tom Selleck to Harrison Ford. He's like screaming he's grabbing the bag of like telegram sled. He's like freaking out, but he could murder you. It's not exactly the same town. No, the Philip that's part of this filibuster seen. And it's hilarious. It's still aggressive. It's so aggress produce FM who Frank Capra June here. Oh, my goodness gave his daddy's blessing to that movie. Jack. I mean, even one of my favorite movies as a kid 'cause PG thirteen of Eddie Murphy's was distinguished, gentlemen. Which is a literally Mr Smith rip off. So which leads me to ask the question. Not only did the Simpsons do it. But how many times of they'd done it? The Simpsons have done like full straight up episodes in honor. Like absolute hardcore like like, there's a Simpson's episode. A crusty goes to Washington there's one where Lisa goes to Washington. Like, this might be the most major copying the template. Film. I think the Simpsons have done so far. My name is Lisa Tim said. And I had a problem problem. The Lincoln Memorial was too crowded. No one ever comes to see me. I never did anything important just the declaration of independence Louisiana purchase. But movie going I got rid of that kind. I actually pulled together a ton of clips just from one episode called beyond blunder dome. Okay. This is from the late nineties. This is before Mel Gibson had his own meltdown. But basically the premise is that Mel Gibson wants to do a remake of Mr Smith goes to Washington. So he does a test screening of it the way he's a perfect person to be a candidate for that. It's really not that far leap exactly the Simpsons upset. It's basically like it's my follow up to Braveheart he fought for for the only reason any man ever does because of one plain simple rule love thy neighbor. He's passionate about government. Jimmy Stewart version head that giant rabbit horrendous. Savings and loan. It gets great reviews on the test greeting from everybody except Homer who says it's boring here your biggest problem the filibuster scene that was Jimmy Stewart's favorite. For the nineteen thirties country was doing great back. Then everyone went into talking. Whatever year this is the audience wants action. So then Mel Gibson brings Homer to Hollywood where they decided to give it like an action packed like violent ending where they end up like the cafeteria the president and blowing up the entire. Senator yielded the floor. This pain. Move. We impose some serious term limit on it favor say, so they essentially just remade Billy Jack goes to Washington. I mean, that's essentially what happened here the Simpsons ripped off Billy, Jack, I'm going to limit saying it right here. But I mean, I do believe that this film is in our DNA, and it's like an aura Boras like its folding in on himself. Because like, here's a clip from the American president that does the same thing and even just like name checks Capra trying to favor the camper. He doesn't know at Cameron. Frank Capra, great American director, wonderful life. Mr Smith goes to Washington. Virginia not indebted, by the way, the first AD on the American president Frank Capra the third. Wow. Remixing all of it. One of our very first episodes. We are lucky enough to have the awesome. Hosts of yo is this racist. Yes. Entertain we had tiny Newsom I loved having them on. And you know, they're about to celebrate a milestone anniversary. What's that? Their one thousand episode we celebrated twenty five. That's like fifteen more. Yeah. We need to do. A math episode. Just. They are the absolute greatest tiny. Andrew are just brilliant. There's funny. They're smart. What they do on the show is a cover racism in the recent news, pop culture. They take burning questions from fans omitted voicemails about your maybe racist co workers, friends and family members. They have the best guest ever end, join them and celebrating a thousand episodes Razi, they're going they're going all out for this. It's going to be completely mental. And by the way, if you have not listened to the show check it out because a maze of people on the show like Jimmy Yang from Silicon Valley, Nicole buyer. Lavar Burton John love it. They like John love it. Oh, Oh, yeah. yeah. Did you just heard him on our show right here? It's gonna be great. And the special episode has a ton of special guests like Karl tart rea-, butter and more. You don't wanna miss it? Subscribe. And listen to yo is this racist on apple podcast, eter or your favorite podcast..
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"But he said it does show the correspondents in there to Junkin light. So he liked the fact that all the journalists were drunk Senator Kenneth mckellar of Tennessee. By the way, is the one thing that really pissed off all the people in the press because they were like, we're not drunks. We're not. They were mad at brace band. John. Kenneth mckellar said that picture is a liable upon the Senate of the United States and upon the individual members of the body Senator Barkley of Kentucky, he was stopped in the quarter of the Senate road after he saw the movie, and he went on this whole tirade whole fucking meltdown. They call it a grotesque distortion of the way that the Senate is run. He's as Tesco's anything I've ever seen. He said that it showed this as the biggest aggregation of nincompoops on the record. And then he said that ever Senator agreed with him. And the reporter was like really, and he said, well, I didn't see anybody praise it. He said I speak for the whole body. The vote was ninety six to none and no filibuster. Wow. And I think this is interesting. It's like people are reading it on one side and not the other like they were seeing the indictment, but not seeing the fact that no this is showing that the system allows for a loan voice to change the system or to make a difference. One guy gets a guilty Pang of conscience. And yeah, suicide. Oh, sure. I mean, they got put all. That is interesting because it feels like the film has has become like to politicians their battlecry like not as much as high noon. Of course, like on the loan guy with a gun presence. They're gonna love that one. But apparently like Reagan modeled his whole campaign against Jimmy Stewart. Like, they knew they were buddies, of course, actor. Yeah. When Nixon was having a dark night of this all she had several he went to the Lincoln Memorial in the middle of the night, which by the way, you and I we just recently went to Washington ourselves like on separate trips. Yeah. I went to the Lincoln Memorial to like on a rainy rainy day of super rainy this last week. And I was like I wanna feel a little starting in my soul. Now sort of. I was a little jealous of Nixon's moment. I felt the same way. I didn't go to Lincoln Memorial. I went to the AAA one of the bigger streets in Washington, and I and I did feel something stirring, but it didn't feel like really moved by. I'm sued and whatever flag that is. Same thing with Obama before a bomb got inaugurated. He went to the Lincoln Memorial at the Lincoln Memorial people writing Mr Obama going to Washington everybody has tried to claim a little piece of this. Even like shady people Eliot Spitzer has been like, I'm really the true, Mr Smith Sarah Palin was like, I'm Mr Smith plumber was like, I'm Mr Smith, Mr Smith. I mean, this movie does hold a relevant. I mean in nineteen forty two when a ban on American movies wasn't posed in German-occupied, France. Mr Smith goes to Washington was the last movie before the ban went into effect and one Paris feta reportedly screened the movie nonstop for thirty days prior to the ban. And I feel like it was a message to be like, we can all we need is one voice. It is. It is a triumphant movie. We can we can get over this. And I, and I just love that, you know. I know we're gonna talk about Jimmy Stewart a lot. But here's a guy who gets us kind of big chance in this movie. And there's a couple of really. Funny stories about him in what he did to make sure that he wouldn't blow because he knew if I'm make it here. I'll become like a huge movie movie star capper movie a lead. This will be great. They said that he would leave his house at five o'clock in the morning drive himself to the studio because he was so terrified that something was going to happen to him. He wouldn't go faster than speed limit. He just wanted to make sure that he was being respectful of the road. And I love that idea that he's just like no I have to protect myself at every way and then during the filibuster seen..
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"Sorry. Just in the thing there behind the thing love that so much. But that's again, it's a familiar story. But it's still compelling. I mean, this movie has been done so many times legally blonde as an example, I can think of right out the gate. You know, it's like it's taking the format of movie, and it's showing you in a different way. It's you know, it's one person against the system that's kind of against them. Yeah. I like there, and I buy it. But it also feels like the bigger romantic commitment here is really just like Jimmy Stewart committing to the office. Like is he strong enough to stay by the oath that he's taken. I mean, even the way that they've plays. No doubt of that. Well, yeah. But when you listen to his swearing in ceremony. And it sounds to me kind of like a wedding, thou Schwerin of the Senate designate ac- order business, gentlemen. Register right. Pam, you saw swear to support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies. Foreign and domestic that, you were bear true faith religious the same. That you take this up again freely without mental reservation of purpose of evasion. And that you were well in faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which you are about to win so help you God. I do. I don't think I knew that. That was the exact word for word swearing in of somebody who are in the Senate floor. But I don't know. I gotta shiver like do you promise to defend the country all enemies foreign and domestic by the way, they do. Never mention the words Republican or democrat in this entire I knew I noticed that. It's interesting. It's it's ugly. Nonpartisan, it's it's just about politics. Yeah. Like Capela himself, a sort of like all over the place like he was kind of a conservative. But he was also a poor immigrant. He was from Italy who worked his way up and also believe in kind of sharing the wealth. Like, he has this whole beautiful story about when he arrived from Italy sailing in horrible, horrible horrible, like ship cruise readily to New York, and when they saw the statue of liberty his dad just looked up and he said, that's the greatest light since the star of Bethlehem. That's the light of freedom, which is where I think so much of Capper's idealism about this country came from you know, I I would say I went to Catholic school about. Irish nuns, and they were all emigrants. Sure, they loved America with passion that most of my cynical like born America friends didn't have. But it's interesting because you're saying here's a person who has this. You know, they I'd allies America. But this is a movie that's taking down the politics of America. It's showing. Yes, democracy works. And I think that's probably the biggest takeaway. But when you're talking about politicians reacting to win this movie's going overseas if people like Senator James f Byrnes of South Carolina going look we can not release this overseas as plays right into the hands of fascist regimes. And because they don't want other countries to see that we were this corrupt, you know, world, and you know, so much so that when it was dubbed into certain European countries. They actually altered the message of the movie so conformed with their official ideology. You know, a very interesting thing, they dubbed it. Also, enemy Stewart voice where he was like weirdo. Weighing your leader. Berliner? I pulled a negative review of the film, which I will read but also pulled his like a bunch of negative senators reviewing the film because they're all really mad at it. Harry, Harry trillon not Adam president he wrote this to his wife went to see miss Mr Smith goes to Washington, it makes asses at of all senators who are not crooks..
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"Then everyone goes to see Smith's mother who gives Saunders her blessing as a daughter in law. It was cut because the audience after they sought we're like just dilu-. What we just did, you know? Although when you look the trailer for this film, you will see some of those parade shots in the trailer thought that was interesting that they kind of cut it back and made the movie a little bit more bare bones didn't make it like the Capra esque ending. Yeah. Because it does seem like it just ends he talks for twenty three hours. They say sixteen minutes may talk a couple minutes, maybe talk for twenty three hours eighteen minutes. And then he just collapses not too late because this country is bigger the Taylor's or you or anything else. Quite principals. Don't get lost come to light. Right here. Like there's that moment. Actually, I was thinking about Twitter win because I guess I'm always thinking about Twitter when he gets all the stacks of telegrams. Telling him are from his constituents telling him to stop filibustering, and he looks at them. And I was thinking oh my God. It's like you're being barraged by fake tweets. And you know that they're from butts. Yes. Oh, sad for him. I was like their butts man, they're like the quivalent of you know, that filibuster speech was basically improvised, and it was Jimmy Stewart just reading obviously from historical documents like the declaration of independence constitution and even reading from the King James bible, specifically the love passage in one Corinthians thirteen which is interesting. I think this let it roll because he knew that these need to see him getting desperate and kind of floundering a little bit. So I thought that was an interesting thing because the performance I think does feel like he doesn't have it fully fleshed out or what he's doing. Filibuster. Probably read the screenplay to Mr Smith goes to Washington, and you know, and an act out all the parts that so meta. Yeah, did he do gene pallets voice? And I was like a frog and Elena. Oh. I'll try to perform the hell out of it. No doubt about it. You know, he's an interesting character. But he's just a good, man. Who continues to be a good, man. I mean, there's a real growth. Yeah. Like most women is life back home, his mom, only when we ever check in with the mom being like, hey, mom over here. Which by the way is the third time that Balu Bondi played his mother. She would have played him fifth five times in total throughout his career. She's Jimmy Stewart's Goto mum. Wow. That's a sweet moment. Though were the hot daughter the hut. Daughter calls him old Abe, and she means like an insult, which I think is funny because it doesn't movie where he looks up to ABRAHAM LINCOLN beyond anything, and we're supposed to look up. Dave. It was pretty cool guy. She calls them old Abe like that's like, oh, let's go on a date with an old. But yet, but then when he first gets off the train, I feel like all the women are like into because he's just like different and new fresh meat and away. Right. He can give them a dollar each for the milk. Yeah. That's like breakfast at Tiffany's. Give me like twenty dollars for the powder room guide of a thing. Well, it's interesting because he they're creating a character for him. Who is yes, a sex symbol, but shy but bold because it can punch somebody. But yet wanted gossiping on. I'm thinking about it. You're right. That'd be gospels next movie. What why didn't you say gossiping? And then be like, oh, like you're not into Gosling because I'm not into the way Gosling is running his career. But if Gosling was more in this direction, I might be more pro Gosling, really I really like what gossip does. I mean..
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"I'm not saying that Mr Smith is totally responsible for killing the studio some, but it was like one chisel to the granite monument of the studio system how yes, he's breaking. Maybe this movie does break down the studio system. But I think it also breaks down the way films are being made at this time. Normally at this time. They would do this one camera setup. You know, set up grab something that move and set up a move. But because they had this giant set of the Senate floor. It's hugh. It's it's a big gigantic. I think yeah. I mean, like really picture the set of the Senate floor. It's kind of crazy. It's like three stories all sorts of different sections intense geography positions mean things, I mean, Capra call it like trying to shoot a well, he said it was a logistical nightmare. At this point. I imagined inexpensive set. It's a hundred thousand dollars just for this one set in the film. And so he didn't wanna waste time when he was in there, and he was using a lot of reaction shots of the observers. So he wanted to retain this kind of natural flow to these shots. So what he would do was he basically created a whole multiple camera multiple sound method of shooting which enabled them to use a big equipment on the move. Basically. They could get half a dozen separate scenes before they moved to the. Spot which is pretty amazing like you shouldn't get like a Michael bay movie. I remember a friend who is on bad boys, and every every car in this boys to every car in the in this big chase over the Florida Keys had a camera on the car. Everyone the slate. And then he was watching like a wall of monitors. Because he knew that the scene would come in to watch it all and it's a great way to kinda shoot this film. I think it's a reason why this movie feels a little bit more alive is because are you the first person that compare Frank Capra and Michael bay? I hope so you know, what I think it's an apt comparison. They both celebrate the American dream this one does it with American flags and fast cars the other American flag. Jimmy stewart. You know, it's interesting. He's a capturing. And he's like he's revolutionizing the way these shoot movies, and he's taking it super super seriously because he hired this guy named Jim Preston about this. Okay. So Frank Capra hires? This guy named Jim Preston as his like technical advisor. Dude who worked on the Senate floor. He was like a superintendent of the Senate press gallery for thirty years. And he was like, okay. Okay. Okay. We're gonna get this. All right. So Preston was like this is what a real Bill they used real bills. They used real forms. Preston was like, yo if you have this desk over here make sure there's a scratch night because it's kind of famous that Jefferson Davis had a net stick into it was like, oh when you show the clock. Make sure you so that the clock has a padlock on it. Because apparently the members of the Senate which to break into the clock, and like rewind fast the times that they would have to wait there later, it'd be basically basically like the Senate floor in this movie and possibly in reality feels like high school. Yeah. Jimmy Stewart walk in and everybody's at their desks. And they're laughing at him. It really does feel like that. You know, it's interesting you say that because I didn't even think about until you say it's very much like the nerdy kid at school. Stay navy misses. I would argue this is the typical American film. Right. I mean, if we were to break it down in the films. Probably most made it is, you know, underdog standing up against everybody else, everyone realizing like, yeah. You are the smartest one here. You are. You know, it's like, I think that is the most traditional type of of American film, would you agree of that do certain degree. Yes. But he's going after the American. I mean, the typical American film would end with everybody giving him a slow clap convinced us, but he'd never convinces them. They like never still really, Liz. There actually were scenes like that. The original ending was a much much longer included scenes like Mr Smith going back home to a stake giving a parade with Saunders. And then you see the Taylor machine being crushed. And you see Smith on a motorcycle stopping to see Senator pain forgiving him..
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"They did that totally illegally because the parks department did not want to be involved in contributing to this film. I know, and I do love those scenes in this film that montage where where Jimmy Stewart is like touring the capitol. Yeah. Almost teeters on kind of like frightening Papa Ganda. Do you ever? Do that thing where you? Watch CNN American movie. That's like my hardest during imagine watching it like in any other country. And then you think like is this weird. Right. Right. Right. Because it's it's weird. It's a little. Eagles granite and like everything. Yeah. Well, I think it's subtle difference between the type of propaganda in the lifestyle America that we see in ET where you assume that all Americans of these big houses have all this money, and in this film. It's more like we're seeing the world through Mr Smith is a yo he's the one who's looking so longingly, I I don't know if the movie's saying which look at America that way, but this character sees it this way. And I think that's an interesting distinction because I think it actually works better dramatically for the story to see a person looking at this. Instead of just seeing these symbols Andy has a whole arc to it. You know, I it's like uplifting. It's liberty and a pursuit of happiness. And then it takes that turn into death. You know, the saints go marching incomes any sort of see the soldiers memorial and the tomb of the unknown soldier. It gets very very solemn. And then you get to the Lincoln monument. This giant Lincoln, and what's crazy about? Lincoln is like you keep visiting him in the movie and just the way you cast light on the Lincoln. He can look kinda mad at you. Yeah. It's like how much are has browse shadow. And then you have this pen that I find really delivered. I think we're like Frank ever looks around. It who else is watching the Lincoln monument at the moment that he's there any have like an elderly black man who's watching it and somebody who looks like maybe a Jewish immigrant, and they're there, and I feel like Capela was like this is everybody's Sacha. This is everybody is America. Right. Like, he really tried to do that indoor silent extra casting. I love that. But like the idea is still that that's so like he just want an Oscar and he's stealing stuff. Like, that's really of cool. I know that he like that he wanted to make this movie, and essentially, I think is faced with this problem going if you make this movie, it may be the end of you. You know, what I mean to a certain degree because if the people reacted badly to it he may not have worked again or he may have taken a hit and lost some of that. Autonomy that he speaks about in that clip about making one man one movie. Yeah. I mean, the whole film industry last time like win this movie was coming out this one editor this guy. Pete Harrison, he actually suggested that maybe congress should pass a Bill allowing theater owners to refuse to show films like miss. Yes. That we're not in the best interest of our country. And then what happens is like this film. There's going to theory that out of revenge. Congress started to push forward even further the Neely anti-black booking Bill what block booking? No, okay. So block booking was this process that the big studios the major ones, especially like Lowe's, and GM paramount and FOX Warner Brothers and ARCO. They would kind of make thing where it's like if you want our best films, you have to agree to take this whole chunk of our films. So if you wanna show like a camp a capital, like a really good Capra film. That's gonna make you a lot of money. You gotta take our lesser films over here. And so because of this movie, they say the Senate fasttrack that Bill a little bit more. So than in nineteen. Forty the year after this the studios had to make a deal with congress being like, okay? Okay. Okay. Let's settle this. And I came with the consent decree and that sort of when they started chip away at the studio power..
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"The pri- fix. You know, I think that there's a stark undertone of this film. Whether it's the people the ideas, and I was doing some research and found that this movie was made actually during a very dark time in Frank Capra's life. He made this movie after his infant son had died from complications of tonsilectomy. So he's in this place because I think when you think of Frank Capra, you think of oh, it's a wonderful life. I think. You know, what they call? Yeah. And there's like so high and beautiful and enlighten. It's the Americana. And so when seeing this Jack's position, it's like, I wonder if those life events push them in a little bit of a different direction because he taps into this in a way that. Is darker than what I know of Frank Capra. Yeah. But I have this theory that Frank Capra's like really dark in plain sight, really. Yeah. Because even his wonderful life is so dark in plain sight. Maybe right. He's there's something where he has all this blackness and his films, but you only remember like the sugar, right? Because it's the idea that the the good guys have one. So you had to get to the muck to get there. You know? Yeah. He always makes it this like uphill battle. But I think he fights so hard for good in his movies because he really puts forth all the bad. Well, it's interesting because Frank Capra's one of these few directors whose name would be above the title, which is something that we now see all the time, you know, whether it's, you know, Christopher Nolan movie and Barunholtz movie, you understand who is making this film. It makes us film. He's like huger than he's ever been like he had just won the best director Oscar the year before for you can't take it with you, huge huge huge hit Mr. deeds, of course, less horizon happened when night which we're going to get to like he was the dude of the thirty. He's kind of spill Bergen. And so I think what's interesting is for him. It was a point of pride to be like my name is on top of the title because you're getting a Frank Capra movie. Here's Frank Capra actually talking to Martin Scorsese about that. I was the enemy of major studio. I believe one man one. One man should make the film. And I believe the director should be that one man one man to do it. Home. What director at the most to do with it? I just couldn't I just couldn't accept art as a committee. I think it's why maybe his films are some memorable because it's a clean clear voice. That is coming through here. It doesn't feel like he Cal towel to any of these people that are stopping him from making this movie. I mean, like we said not only is it stopped when they're submitting the short story, not only is it stopped when they are trying to release it in the states. But in Europe, you know, every step of the way, they wouldn't even let them shoot those scenes in Washington DC, he stole those scenes when Jimmy Stewart's visiting all the monuments..
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"Perhaps you haven't been telling the truth. Okay. Wow. He's no kill Dickie Jones. The page-boy is also Pinocchio. Wow. I love that. There's a lot of weird kid actor funds tax in this movie. Like all the kids that are sitting around the governor stable almost all of the boys are actually brothers there. This whole brother act that was always just being brothers together. No wonder I love that scene. But their timing was as good as the Marx brothers. They were so on top each other just playing that scene like and right out of the gate of this movie is so funny. I was really surprised that that that this all those kids around the table just being a pain in the ass was really McNair. So and I love them even a couple of later when they have this kid parade like showing up to send off Mr Smith and the kid like the heavy devils like trying to give his speech. Oh, and then gives up his like, oh, heck, it's a briefcase, Jim. What's so funny to think that this film is saying this about our government the same way that we think feel about our government? Now, you know, it feels like the drain the swamp idea that the government is been like this for so many years, or at least the opinion of the government has been like this for so many years. And I think that was the thing that was so suppressing about this film. Here's a movie that comes out was it nineteen thirty nine and it's echoing away that we feel about our government now. And I always thought, oh, maybe that was something that happened or started in the sixties during Vietnam, but to realize no, it goes back, even to the thirties that I think that was the most exciting thing to me about watching this film. Wow. This this is a timeless fill it felt to me very similar to citizen Kane. Yeah. It's really weird that every generation, and I'm guilty of it too things that we invented cynicism that right? If I inner Asian thinks they're smarter than the system. Right. But no about at all. I mean, people were like making fun of I think it was Grover Cleveland for having a kid out of wedlock possibly like way. Back in the day. We've always gone hard after people. It's been it's brutal out there man will yet. And I also feel like there's a distrust in our government that they're things going on behind the scenes, and and that's I think reason why this movie is important. I've never seen this movie before watching it for this. I've heard about it. I knew about it. I knew about what it was about generally. But I never sat down and watched it, and it and it kind of flows, so effortlessly there's not much here. I mean, ultimately, the movie is very simple. It's you know, let's get this. Oh, shucks guy. Bring them to DC will make him pass the bills what we want. He'll be our puppet. And and he doesn't do that he stands up, and then he wins and the end is very dark. I mean, the end is the guy who sets out to betray him goes to kill himself, and then the stopped and then and then everything is kind of wrapped up nicely at the end. But. It. But as the guy had gone out to kill himself yet. What have one not really a happy ending airline? Did you see the oath? Yes. Too much. But it reminded me of this Barunholtz end, Tiffany haddish oath where. Takes it to such a dark satirical place about modern politics that the end when they kind of solve it..
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"Ralph Lauren, Tina Turner, and Marvin Gaye were born. And it's the year that Mr Smith goes to Washington. Yep. The world is heading towards war and Frank Capra looks around. He's like, oh, I guess making a film about how American politicians are a bunch of crooks. Maybe this isn't that idea. He like writes later in his goofy. The cancerous tumor of war was growing on the body politic but reform happy hero wanted to call the world's attention to the pimple of graft on its nose wasn't the most untimely time for me to make a film about Washington. And yes, but he did anyways. And one of the things he did before he made the film as he visited the statue of ABRAHAM LINCOLN for courage looks like artisan mutating life there. So Mr Smith goes to Washington directed by Frank Capra written by Sydney buckman it stars Jean Arthur as a cynical secretary named Clarisa Saunders. James Stewart has Jefferson Jeff Smith Claude rains a Senator Joe Payne Edward Arnold is Jim Taylor newspaper man kind of in the citizen. Kane mold, and you got a bunch of other people. You gotta dopey governor named happy. You got a drunk. Journalists named diz got a zillion people in here, you got a reporter name nosy. And it's basically the story of. Of a corrupt group of people politician governor, another politician who arrange to appoint a man to the Senate that they think is dope. They can manipulate him into basically rubber-stamping this damn deal that will make them all rich. But the man turns out to be the greatest boy scout in the world who worships America cannot be broken. He can be bowed. He can collapse on the floor of the Senate, but he will rise again voice cracking to fight for America. You know, I thought you were going to say boy Rangers Amy because actually the boy scouts would not let them use the name boy scouts for this film because they didn't like to be associated with. You know, what was going on with the politics of the movie, but they didn't find that out in till a couple of days into shooting. So they had this scrapped like seven days of shooting where they used the word boy scouts, well, but they did forgive Jimmy Stewart. Because like, yeah. Jimmy Stewart later on he would do PS as for the boy scouts really help starter scout troop, there's no guarantee that one of the scouts will grow up and be on the mortgage, but you never know call the boy scouts of America. All right. He made his let me, of course. But this is a movie that shows the power of the boy scouts the boy scouts save the day. I don't know if I mean, we're getting ahead of ourselves at this point. But either the boy scouts are the reason why he succeeds at the end of the film. I would wanna put my name all over this thing. Yeah. The boy scouts are kind of why he's doing this whole thing in the first place, Mr Smith yachts to build this camp. And maybe we should just set up this film with him giving his speech about why he wants to build a camp what he believes in. Because that's really who. He is as American. Got to be on the capitol dome. I wanna make that come to life for every boy initial land up like that too. You see boys? Forget what their companies by just reading a land of the free history books to be man. They forget even more. Liberties too precious thing.
"mr smith" Discussed on Unspooled
"Hello and welcome to on spoiled, Paul share. This is the podcast where we are watching a film from the top one hundred list every single week and looking at if it still holds up if it's still enjoyable does. It say something isn't worth your time. And this week we got a real classic on our hands. Mr Smith goes to Washington. Corrupt. Totally. That's not true. And before we get into that though, we want to go back to last episode where we talked about the classic Marx brothers film. Duck soup where we had Conan O'Brien sit and talk to us a little bit about his feelings about the Marx brothers. And we had so many great pieces of feedback though. Number one piece of feedback that we got Amy you, and I both we got hammered with it. I'm just going to give this credit to Mark t cantor who basically just taught us a lesson about how you pronounce chick. Oh marks. It's not Chico. It's chick. Oh. And it was chick. Oh because chick oh got a lot of chicks. You know, there are many theories as to why he was named that. But if it is pronounced check. Oh that does make me believe the chick one anymore. But is the shoe store called Csikos Chico's? I mean, how let us know. I know. No. Maybe this Csikos like, hey chick. Check out those shoes. But that was something that I am embarrassed. I did not ever think about. So. Thank you for that correction for many of you not just Markelle Thomas Kanter what else you got Amy Kevin Joseph who's at Kevin Joseph C, M X. He thought of another film. I loved the point that you made a duck soup about how it was so many different comedy styles. All the Marx brothers together. And he was like, you know, Caddyshack kinda worked that Dangerfield chase Bill Murray. And laid it should not work the way that it works together. Those people are offering on totally different five. Yeah. It does work and Caddyshack is a very Marx brothers type of film. If you think about it like that plot is like Dangerfield is like Groucho coming into this high society place. The only difference is like, you know, who's Chevy Chase maybe Chevy. Chase Bill Murray is kind of like Harpo. By that. Harpo, boomer. Yeah. That I could do that. I can I mean that's a totally who Chico Chico. I guess I you did it again. Oh, damn who check chick OBI. Jacoby Chico is the hard one on that one. I mean, I guess I mean, he wouldn't be tonight. Because tonight would be Margaret Dumont. Maybe I should go would be Chevy Chase Chevy. Chevy. Chase Chase was was. handsome and Zappa. Would be would be Danny. I Bob Gasol writes that I couldn't have been more wrong when it came to the writers of the film. I kind of this is that the Marx brothers. I assume they did all the writing than I when I saw writers. I was surprised and I thought maybe they just carried over suffering the vaudeville days, but Bob says no I hand full of gags were carried over from vaudeville, but their best plays and movies used top notch writers, which is such a unique thing to think of these very disparate personalities, these strong comedic performers who didn't do their own writing Caddyshack. Actually, it was Doug Kenney herald Ramos who also directed it. And I believe Brian Doyle Murray all have writing credits on that movie. That movie is a mess of film, those kind of being rewritten on the fly very much like they got great personalities, and then through the grace of God that movie kind of clicked and worked, but at the time it came. Came out of Kenney. One of the writers actually committed suicide because the movie was kind of flop when it was first released an after like all the acclaim of animal house..
Romanians protest government corruption for 2nd straight day
"Seat, Princeton back is based on a period when he and his family lived in an area. Airport is thing called what book the suffrage of viral is about the election that was held in this country off the universal adult and a house from the is very, very autobiographical, tune Smyth leading barrister. He'd been accused physically abusing boys who attend to Christian summer camps in to sit in the nineteen seventies and eighties has died at his home in South Africa, it's believed he suffered a heart attack following surgery at the age of seventy seven.
Chicago Bears iPad, Georgia Bulldogs jerseys stolen from Roquan Smith's car
"Has to do with roquan smith bears rookie linebacker roquan smith reported to athens clarke county georgia police that several items were stolen from his car saturday including his team issued i pad from the chicago bears his georgia helmet from last season in three of his bulldogs boy smith reported the crime on saturday morning according to the narrative provided by athens clarke county police there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle which was parked in the parking garage of an apartment complex and there are currently no suspects the jersey stolen were the ones he wore during the two thousand seventeen regular season the rose bowl and national championship game smith also told police that his athlete of the year trophy from the university of georgia was taken these items are of great sentimental value to him and are very hard to determine a worth it's possible that those jerseys are worth up to forty thousand a piece due to mr smith's clout at j however mr smith stated that those belongings are priceless to him according to a police spokesman other issue stolen were to watches a pair of cost sunglasses nike shoes four pairs of bose headphones and a bose bluetooth speaker now let me ask you a question with this guy living out of his car seem i don't know we had was in his car right i mean go had an apartment there and i don't know what his lease is remembered those college leases karm usually a startup is certain time they finish at a certain time give themselves a month cushion to go ahead and and replace whatever needs to be replaced so they can be rented out the next year my writer morale ha i guess so you know the the whole scam there as you keep the security deposit so the ipads gone that's the most important thing that's gone now can somebody cracked at her is it so well encoded coded that the bears shouldn't worry about it so well encoded coded that it shouldn't be an issue and.
"mr smith" Discussed on The CyberWire
"To follow up on the story of the thirty one three thirty seven groups hack of a mandy and employee corporate parent fire eyes investigation appears to confirm its initial take on the incident it appears to have affected one employees online accounts and any damage seems to have been limited and now contained a tip of the hat by the way to jason de filipa at the grumpy old geeks podcast for pointing out that thirty one three thirty seven translates two elite in hacker speak of course it does hbo is falling or so mr smith would have everyone believe more game of thrones material has been released and the attackers motive has come into clear focus they're asking for millions and extortion payment from hbo a letter from the hackers they sign as mr smith says quote our demand is clear and nonnegotiable we want and the amount has been redacted dollars to stop leaking your data hbo spends twelve million for market research and five million for g o t seven advertisements so consider us another budget for your advertisements unquote well that's one way of thinking about it we suppose mr smith also says implausibly that it's not about the money that they wish hbo all the best and just want to become the cable giants partner their claim of white hat status is of course not being taken seriously the incident remains under fbi investigation and most observers think the most damaging leak has been that of the script to an as yet unreleased episode of game of thrones.