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Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19
"Pence is chief of staff has tested positive for covert 19. NPR's Amy held reports at Mark Shorts, is the latest senior official confirmed to have tested positive in recent days. The vice president's office released a statement late Saturday, saying Mark Short is in quarantine and assisting in contact tracing. Vice president and Mrs Pence have both tested negative pence is a close contact with short but because he's considered essential personnel, he will maintain his schedule and continue to work. CDC guidelines allow for it provided the contact monitors for symptoms and remains masked Pence has a campaign rally scheduled for today in North Carolina. He's also the head of the White House Corona Virus Task force. And, like Trump, who himself was among multiple people in the White House infected weeks ago. Pence has called for opening up the economy. The U. S is undergoing a record surgeon cases. Amy held NPR news. Besides mark short, at least two others in Pence's orbit are reported to have also tested positive. President
5 Pence Aides Test Positive for the Coronavirus
"Yeah, I said that right? Five. Ah, Vice President Mike Pence's staff members have now tested positive for Cove in 19. Now the vice president and Mrs Pence both tested negative for Covad Saturday. They are in good health, but they won't quarantine He will remain on the campaign trail. The veep's chief of staff mark Short, tested positive along with Marty Opens. A senior adviser depends who is not a government employee. He tested positive last week, the CDC says. People should stay home for 14 days after they have come in contact with a person who has covert 19.
Polish women protest new abortion restrictions
"And cities across Poland. Against the Constitutional Court ruling the band's almost all abortions, with exceptions only for cases of rape, incest or where the mother's health is at risk of the ruling outlawed abortion, even in the event of fetal defects. Which accounted for 98% of all illegal abortions carried out in Poland last year. Martin Lynn, partisan activist with Polish women's strike and has been organizing the protests. Where does Thie Court ruling leave women in Poland? What we're facing now are two ways of action. One is the doctors who actually already contacted us is organization that supports fight for abortion and declared that they will not actually comply with Mrs Trump's Gus announcement because they don't consider this a cart rolling. All of them are even prepared to go all the way with the criminal charges, if needed, because the state's obviously will try to impose this announcement is a court's ruling, and also there is a team over our lawyers that is tasked with preparing individual cases, but also general cases. To European Commission to European institutions, all kinds, of course, that we can rely on national and international. So now we go for the legal grounds. You go for the judiciary system to help us. We promote initiatives that provide abortions that support women who want to have an abortion. Either abroad or here in Poland, because we're talking about something that will be happening anyway. If the ban is there or not. The problem is that many women won't know that the fetus is damaged because now many of the doctor's just won't tell them during the tests because they will be afraid to be investigated if than some abortion happens or something happens earlier this week, we heard from a Polish government spokesman who Distance himself from this ruling, he said. It was a court ruling. But you are questioning the composition off the court that made this ruling. Am I right? I'm not the only person to question that. We are questioning it. Off course, the lawyers are questioning this. A European institutions that put a complaint finally. Against Poland in the European Court of Justice also questioned this. So we now have an example What happens if there is no independent judiciary is the rule of law is actually broken. We have in the living example off the decision. That is not a court ruling. And now we have to take all the forces to bring this to the light and to win this in court in the independent course. You're thinking about the legal and the medical challenges to this ruling. But where the protests going from here tomorrow we are protesting in churches outside of the churches. And we're telling the Catholic Church of Poland that is extremely happy with the bond that they think will be imposed in Poland that they are wrong with putting their own religion above women's rights. And on Monday we go carb locates and their old locates all over Poland, and on the Wednesday we strike because the police state is not working properly anymore with the panda. Mia was declared the economy crisis of and with the human rights crisis, so we might as well stop Poland for good until someone comes to them their senses. Got a
The Boss releases his first studio album in six years
"Bruce Springsteen's new album letter to You has dropped along with the documentary crab Cheese like that Mrs Springsteen and the E Street Band's first studio album Since 1984 is born in the USA started playing the guitar because I was looking for someone to correspond with. And after all this time, I still feel that I need to talk to you. Some zany directs the documentary, but he doesn't consider himself a traditional director. I really just observed And was a fly on the wall. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band has been together for 45 years, Our years of playing together have created a shorthand and inefficiency in the studio comparable to that of a finally to racing
UN Rights Chief Calls for Justice After Nigerian Soldiers Kill Protesters
"High Commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle Bachelet is calling for an investigation of Nigerian armed forces following attacks that killed at least a dozen protesters this week in Lagos. Mrs. Flynt has this story from Geneva closed circuit TV cameras and lighting reportedly were deliberately disabled prior to the shooting if confirmed, Human rights spokesman Rupert Colville says that means theater AC on peaceful protesters was premeditated, planned and coordinated the Bottom line here is endemic problem with security forces in Nigeria that need to be sorted out because what were these protests about? They were about Police force that was Killing people. Raping women extorting money. For years, Nigeria's army has dismissed as fake news reports that soldiers were behind the killings. You and rights Chief watch ladies calling for perpetrators of these crimes to be brought to justice for NPR News. I'm Lisa Schlein in Geneva, Poland's
The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays
"Vast fox sports radio networking glad you have chosen to spend A couple minutes with us and there is no debate. There is no debate where we begin this night, a radio the fall classic surfing the Blue Wave Cowabunga Dod's the Fall Classic, starting in a neutral site. Kind of on Tuesday night with Joe Buck every night, you get ajob of game and John Smalls calling the game on Fox. Did you watch? Maybe not will see that I don't imagine the ratings will be very good for this Thegame was lopsided in there's one team that has a fan base and another one that doesn't a national fan base for the Dodgers. Put on a pyrotechnics show. It was like the Fourth of July. Boom Bang Bam! The Dodger offense When Cody Bellenger Mookie Betts hit homeruns Clayton Kershaw mowing down Tampa haters like it was an April started Dodger Stadium on by the time The damage he'd done. Ella ended up spit roasting the raise 8 to 3 and Game one of the 2020 World Series for the Dodgers Get a leg up on the best of seven series now three wings away. From their first championship as a franchise since 1988 When Ronald Reagan was the president, Tommy Lasorda was waddling in the dugout and Kurt Gibson got wanted bat and hit a home run and is at all time legend because of that, as a Dodger, So let us discuss the question. What are your big takeaways? From Game one of the World Series, a domination situation for the Dodgers. So I've got the white whale hand grenades and Smurfs and we will tie all these things together. Now we talk about the World Series. Game one. You start with us. Accounts on Lee is just one game. It doesn't matter that much in the big picture. It's only one game. However. I'm going to disagree with that statement because the feeling that one gets watching Game one of the World Series from the Dodgers side of things. It's like hitting a two team parlay. It doesn't seem like a one win situation. Night, so don't undersell the importance of a game one win for Los Angeles and I'll tell you why. Because the Dodgers winning a Clayton Kershaw playoffs start As easy as a B C. 123. Is not something that happens very often, right. You feel like you dodged a bullet when you win a Kershaw game in the playoffs in a big play off game, Kershaw has been the dog with fleas in the postseason. And while many of my colleagues on television like to downplay Clayton Kershaw's missteps on radio, we don't do that We don't his World Series resume coming in. I would have him in the bread line. If that was his resume. What into an E? R. A of over five he had pitched in 26 2 3rd innings given up 16 earned runs. Over four starts in five games. But on this night, it reminded and voice in my head. It was Dick Stockton, who told me years ago stats tell you what has happened. They don't tell you what's going to happen. And that was a vintage regular season type of Kershaw performance. And you see that in a big play off game as often as you see a white whale swimming around the ocean, right? Clayton Kershaw got 38 swings. 19. Mrs. He had a whiff rate of 50%. Now the stat geeks tell us that that is the highest Of Clayton Kershaw's career, whether it be the postseason or the regular season that half the time it was S O matter, Miss. That is what's known as flexing your muscles, and it wasn't just Kershaw. Cody Bellenger, Mookie Betts. Max Muncy all had big days. The conga line kept moving. You keep pressure on your opponent 10 hits, they got seven walks. The Dodgers drew seven walks and, more importantly than that. They actually hit when they had runners in scoring position. They batted 3 57 on this day with runners in scoring position. They were five out of 14 follow the ways and is a key. You follow the wisdom often, American legend Will Rogers You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Dodgers they made their first impression. Now you've got to back that up. You have backed that up in Game two in Game three, but you only played one game and the Dodgers the more talented team they didn't play down to their competition. They played like they were the superior opponent in this matchup. We certainly hope that continues were slightly biased on this now. Part B. If you would like to knit pick That's one of these. We get paid to do hear on the radio. Always to pick apart things in micro analyze. Dave Roberts fell back into some old analytical principles. We were hoping that his gut feeling managerial move. The other night would continue. It did not in this game, managing Clayton Kershaw. For Dave Roberts is like juggling hand grenades. One wrong move one wrong move and your head gets blown off. And I understand partially what Roberts is thinking. Because when I'm watching Clayton Kershaw, I'm thinking, OK, Here's where it all falls apart goes to hell right here, right. This is going to be the inning. It all goes to crap. In a playoff situation. But on this night Kershaw he was dealing He'd only thrown 78 pitches. Through six innings. And ah, very effective there. The Rays hitters were completely flummoxed against Kershaw as we gave you some of the numbers there of 50% with weight, and despite the Dodgers having a huge advantage there up eight tow one. They, Roberts Arbitrarily said. That's it. We're going to take you out of the game. I'd rather take you out of half inning. Too early, then a half inning too late. So that brought in Dillon Florio, who wasn't good and then and then Roberts panic because the Rays attempted the pin shit G may enjoy And so Roberts ran out of the dog and I got to make a change. I
Melania Trump stays off campaign trail, citing lingering cough
"The first lady Melania Trump is not traveling with her husband tonight as the White House said she would. The first lady was to have joined the president at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, for her first public appearance since coming down with Cove. It Her chief of staff, and spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham says Mrs Trump still has a lingering cough and quote out of an abundance of caution will not make the trip Last week, Melania Trump wrote on the White House website that she preferred a natural course to getting over the virus and declined the treatments given to her husband, CBS NEWS White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy.
Melania Trump stays off campaign trail, citing lingering cough
"Tonight on the campaign trail, but she is staying in Washington. ABC is Karen Travers explains First Lady Melania Trump will no longer traveled to Pennsylvania tonight to participate in the campaign rally with President Trump, her spokesperson said in a statement that well, Mrs Trump continues to feel better every day after her recovery from Kobe 19. She has a lingering cough. So out of an abundance of caution. She will not travel. This would've been the first lady's first public appearance since her coded 19 diagnosis and her first campaign rally since June. 2019 Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington
Like Father, Like Son!
"It's time once again for America's favorite show, the radio adventures of Dr Fluid brought to you by Tech Floyd Dot Com this week starring Lesley Karrar Rudolph Chuck McCann as Dr Floyd's mother and father. We'll ask dot heroes they end returned to settle river city to the Floyd family home. They were summoned to the home by Dr Floyd's mother who had shocked the crew with the stunning news of the return of Dr Floyd's father. They were now standing at the front door of the house after just having knocked. Your. Putin. Putin Doug. Grant I'm in no mood. I'm blind mommy. Dr Grant is so good to see you. Brought your little puppy ships. Again to. What a good poppy speak come spray. She misses, Lloyd. Puppy hairs a puppy tree. Trust wonderful that your father is home. Sway Oh come on inside. Your father will be up from his nap soon he came all the way from the condos morning you know who he was Bush to. Feel show. You. Come on. He chips. Perpetually under the assumption that you're adult. Don't. Show neither need another one is biscuit shot into my speaker Snot. Thank you very much as our heroes go in to meet Dr Voids, let's check in on that evil mastermind Dr Steve Socks assistant featured who have just landed down the street from the Floyd family home. All right now here's the plan featured I put on this crudely-made deliveryman outfit. then. You're going to deliver this package to Dr Flowing. In when he reaches out for its, you'll push this button on the side. That's it. That's all you have to do. Really well, the box expands and captures anyone who's touching it in an escape proof prison on wheels. I. Got it from prisons in a box dot com. Really will then I will come and roll the prison back to the ship and take Dr Floyd back to my secret lair you will not be able to do anything after that point. Because, you'll be trapped in the box. Obviously look when you push the button, it's going to activate the box and whoever's touching. It gets trapped inside the prison that includes the person who pushed the button. Look. I don't have time to argue about this. We'll discuss it later when I, get you out of the box now get out there and put my pled into action. Dr Steve has enacted a bland to kidnap. Dr Floyd meanwhile are unsuspecting hero is currently sitting in the living room of his family home watching his mother's Pomeranian puppy Mr Bernie jains do. Say. Jay. Okay Comey. Yeah. The depth of his talent knows no bounds or after noon everyone. Your away. I feel like a million ducats and what a spectacular welcoming committee I have to welcome home. Hello there. Everyone I'm Dr Floor Jay Floyd senior. This is Dr Grant. It is a pleasure to meet you sir, the pleasures, all Puerto Laar. Out. Quite. A grip. You've got their Dr Floyd senior. Says Dr Grant Federal Puppy Chips yes I'm not actually a dog here. We treat. And where is my boy? Son Compare your father I'll gladly. Put me down no gene. Sudden Hey. I was just so excited to see you. That's all. It's been a while. Yeah long while. I'll get it you to keep talking book Florida I know I haven't been around a long time I'm sure you're upset about that but I wanNA make sure that we get caught up on this visit. All right. Really you mean. Shirt, do son I wanNA take it nice and slow I. Know You want every detail about how uncovered a lost city and hot a Condo when I'm done telling you about that in retirement for me head out on another adventure. Hey there's a crudely disguised delivery guy at the door with a package for Dr. Flowing As Mrs Floyd Dr Grant and chips into the kitchen to help make some lunch both Dr. Floyd and his father void senior head down the hallway to the front door. Both Dr Floyd's junior and senior reach out for the box. They touch it up the exact same moment and as they do the perplexed Fisher pushes the button on the side instantly engulfing the three of them in. Prison on wheels moments. Later, our villain Dr Steve is pushing the rolling prison down the street to ship. Can you hear me? Did we catch Dr Floyd? Father what do you mean father own wait? I, misunderstood you know it's not much farther. We're almost there in fact, steve is almost to a ship with our hero and his father diabolical plan could Dr Steve have in store for Dr Floyd. How will he react when he finds out that he not only has Dr Floyd Dr Floyd's father as well, and just how is bridget getting along with the doctors while trapped inside that box dishes figure. My good. Find out next time on the radio adventures Dr Flowing.
Melania Trump strikes back at former friend who secretly recorded conversations
"Is slamming a former friend. Who secretly recorded their conversations and wrote a book about it. Mrs. Trump saying in a letter style post published on the White House website that her comments about immigrant Children and complaints about overseeing the Christmas decorations at the White House, recorded back in 2018 are heard out of context. ABC is Johnny Norman reports. The recordings are cited in a new book, A Memoir, Melania and Me, published last month.
Trump's son Barron had coronavirus, says first lady
"Son did have Corona virus after his parents were diagnosed with covert. Two weeks ago. Barron Trump did eventually test positive first lady Melania Trump confirming it, but saying the 14 year old had no symptoms and has since tested negative. President Trump telling reporters outside the White House. First lady released a written statement titled My Personal Experience with Covert 19, also revealing that she did end up having was described as a rollercoaster of symptoms, including body aches, a cough, headaches and feeling extremely tired. Most of the time. She too, is since tested negative. Mrs. Trump says she's grateful for the care they received. Thanks every day of the many affected by Cove in and is an even greater all of caregivers and first responders everywhere Lisa Brady
Melania Trump reveals son Barron tested positive for coronavirus
"Lady Melania Trump says her son Baron tested positive for covert 19 a post on the White House website. The first lady says her fear came true. After both she and the president contracted covert 1914 year old son, Barron tested positive as well after first testing negative. She writes. Luckily, he's a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms and has since tested negative again. Mrs. Trump also gave details about her own case, saying her symptoms hit at once and what seemed like a roller coaster body aches, a cough and headache. She says she went um or natural route in terms of medicine, opting for vitamins and healthy food. Soccer
Melania Trump reveals son Barron tested positive for COVID-19
"Lady Melania Trump says her son Baron tested positive for cocaine 19 a post on the White House website. The first lady says her fear came true. After both she and the president contracted covert 1914 year old son, Barron tested positive as well after first testing negative. She writes. Luckily, he's a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms and has since tested negative again. Mrs. Trump also gave details about her own case, saying her symptoms hit at once and what seemed like a roller coaster body aches, a cough and headache. She says she went a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting for vitamins and healthy food.
Bengals rookie, Tee Higgins, getting more comfortable in offense
"Lance McAllister. He is Dave Lapham. It's welcome in a special guest. He's the Bengals rookie wide receiver for catches on Sunday. 16 catches on the season. We welcome in tea, Higgins t. How are you? I'm good. You're doing good. He had a 26 yard or yesterday. That was the longest play from scrimmage for the Bengals against that Baltimore Ravens defense If you played against a defense on any level that was more aggressive than what the Ravens took us a posturing yesterday in that football game. Um, I mean, I've been in the league knows. You know me plan against other sue in the national championship there, David, Mrs. Really aggressive. So that's the first time I've seen that since that game. See, I mentioned 16 catches. Now It's 16 times you've hooked up with Joe talk to us about the the comfort level in the chemistry you feel it's developing between you and Joe, Ah, utility and better and better each week. No, you listen to me more and more now, so just go out there and practice catching those, You know balls that he's given me, you know. With this behind me, or in front of me. He knows over the shoulder, so they're out there making those plays. Giving him confidence in me is, you know good so It seems like on a week by week basis you're learning and the one thing you talked about early, and teammates had mentioned it to you don't flash. Don't show your hands earlier. These defensive backs the guys at this level, You know, just kind of feed off of that. That type of thing. What other things have you learned little nuances that you've already applied in the early stages of your NFL career? Yeah. I can't do too much dancing at the London coach when you were going to get Stevie, you know, you gotta get point from point A to point B. And you know a lot of guys. Honestly, they're they're really good for defeat, and they're going to read you. So you just You can't can't do too much Daphne Blonde scrimmage. 85 games into your NFL career, Is it what? You thought it was the game? What you thought it be from a speed and everything you have heard? How was it played out for you? Yeah, that will be a new is gonna be a lot faster, if not more physical, You know that. It has been exactly that. Nah, just really well, and you know, really Now so plated Ellis you like you said, Death Valley. I've been to Death Valley Broadcasting games for that environment. There's nothing like in a night game of Death Valley. You haven't lived until you've experienced something like that. And then in the SEC, all the visiting stadiums that you go to, of all the crowd noise mirroring what's it been like? Plant in the National Football League with covert, You know 19 in the year 2020. That's been so different for everybody. What's that been like a Zen experience. Yeah. You know, having a no fan and stuff like that been really, You know really strange And we're you know, you know, I've been playing football on my whole life. Always have fans, and so is it really just feels like a scream? It's you got. Ah, Brain Accutane. Gotta bring no energy, So I mean, that's what we try to do. You make a play to bring all energy I'm getting so tight, you know, came allowing the crowd when there's no fans in the stadium, so That's really how we go about it. T fans get to see you play on the field, but I don't think they have an appreciation for everything that goes with it in terms of following the protocols in the testing, and that's got away. I would think that's gonna be on your mind. And yet you have toe push it aside to play football. What's it like dealing with everything else beyond just playing the game right now? Yeah. You know, you got to get tested everything the day at a certain time. And, you know, get our math everywhere. So I mean, It's been really, you know, really weird, But everyone's going to just too and you know, just following protocol just so we could go out there and play the game that we both. Yeah, it's an interesting year instead of going on the road and facing these hostile crowds. Your face in a hostile enemy and covert 19, you know, and it's like you never know when it's going to crop up like it did in Tennessee, in Miami and other places, And I guess this This is the year where you have to go from a mental standpoint, be mentally strong and be ready to pivot on a just, I mean the team that pivots and adjust the best, you know, be at the Patriots with what they're going through the Titans and other teams. And teams that really don't get affected by covert. But after almost, you know, work to make sure you don't every single day of the season, the team that handles that type of business best this year. The teams are going to be okay. Right. Just like you know, you just gotta be careful with the alpha people, not people, not always. In the building every single day, you know, just really quarantine yourself for what? You know a few more weeks. The season go through and you know everybody be alright, so To your body's taken hits now for five weeks. How Just how In general, do you feel physically at this stage of the season? I feel really good, You know, just getting treatment. And, you know, getting massages every week, you know, just got to take care of your body. You know, you don't take care of your body. You won't be able to play under sentence on Sunday. So You were exposed to. Ah, tremendous leaders, coaches players at Clemson. I think you thought that Joe borrow fit that category. A za an outstanding leader as he lived up to everything that you thought. My understanding is after the game, he instead to the to the defense. You continue to play like that. We won't lose another game this year. I mean, that's that's what you're looking for. From your guy at quarterback in it. Oh, yeah. 100% You know you want to go out like that is going to take Take ownership of you know how we play it off. As you know, we gotta compliment our defense when they go out there and get stuff. You know, we gotta go out There is four points where they'd be a field, road or touch now. And him. Coming up in, you know, speaking on it in a zoo, the game is really big, and that's what you're going to. God has run the offense see one. Ah, when all hick has been breaking, lose either good or bad. What has he been? What's job in like in the huddle? What kind of influence in leader has he been? From that standpoint? Got encouraging. You know he's gonna pick it up for my job. Go get a false start. You know he's going to talk to you encouraging you have that play behind, you know, And you know, we have a good place He's gonna you know. Giggle and laugh about it. Sometimes in the dependable know what the situation is. You know the guy that is the guy that you really want, you know, in the huddle. See how much carry over from Clemson in in your routes. The actual routes themselves are there to the to this offense here with the Bangles and National Football League? I know them different terminology, all those kind of things, but there are only certain number routes in a row tree, right? I mean, is it just me or is it just applying? You know things that you already know that you've done a million times? Make sure mentally you know, with the with the language and everything involved. You're on the same page as the quarterback. Yeah. Yeah, it comes and he basically ran everything. So I mean, you know you just from Beit was just you know, the different, you know, Route names and what? What The plate concept is So that was the biggest thing for me. But other than that, you know all the routes of the same You have two NFL touchdown catches. Do you have either football? Go out first. I have to keep down.
Tom Kennedy, 'Name That Tune' host, dead at 93
"Show host Tom Kennedy died. He was 93 Kennedy. Gotta start the weight 19 fifties, joining his brother Jack Nar's in show business. Both ended up being game show host. I wonder Jim pick at that gym pick new Tom Kennedy. He knew all those guys. They all hung together because that's a very specific genre of Hollywood entertain with epic of a club. That's right, you don't say was Kennedy's first big hit game show lasted six seasons. During its first run, Kennedy best remembered for another game show. It started in 1970. For that one lasted almost eight years, Hollywood two contestants were playing against each other for the right to win $100,000 on the one of $1000 name that tune live performers. They would play the song Sing the Sons and then the contestants will have to guess what the song Wass they sing it right up to the title. I didn't want to give it away. Obviously, when those singers was AH woman named Kathie Johnson I know her as Kathie Lee Gifford that so she got her start modest beginnings. This song. It doesn't just sound since so seventies. So Yeah. Look like laughing. Dante. Yeah. Yeah, Kennedy would take over hosting duties on password plus after the death of another game show legend Wisconsin's very own. Allen Ludden. Kennedy also did the syndicated version of The price is right. The primetime version at least the one that ran at night Bob Barker did. The daytime One was also an actor with appearances on the Ghost and Mrs Muir, Hardcastle and McCormick Cannon. And also on that girl, which I watched with lunch. Howard's on one of the Old East Station, Marlo Thomas. All awesome of fashion's Must be mind blowing.
Armenia Azerbaijan: Reports of fresh shelling dent ceasefire hopes
"Agreed. The humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno Kara Bark is under severe strain, with both Azerbaijan under Armenia, accusing each other of violating the Russian brokered truth. On Sunday. Azerbaijan said at least five people were killed when a missile struck a residential area in its second largest city ganja. The Armenian Defense Ministry called the Azeri allegations an absolute lie. Our attack. Daghlian is thie human rights on the Isman in Nagorno Carol Bock. He told the BBC that Azerbaijan broke the ceasefire by shelling civilian areas in the main cities to pan account. The most incidents happen. Yesterday evening, Azerbaijan started striking miss eyes to start when I get to Hsuehshan Martin E on some other towns and villages. Before that. There are some shootings on the front nine, but not with a large caliber. But those strikes where with large calibers, including along sisters, Mrs Donald Trump's
Spain considers state of emergency for virus-hit Madrid
"The corona virus pandemic began. Europe has seen Mohr than 100,000 new cases in a day. A World Health Organization official, Dr Michael Ryan, said it was sad to see a rapid rise in cases in many European countries. He called on governments to take decisive action. Spain's government has declared a two week state of emergency in the Madrid region, imposing travel restrictions to try to contain an outbreak there. In Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the country faces tougher restrictions within 10 days. If infection rates are not brought under control people most in Muslim amounts. It takes at least 10 days until we are able to see whether the numbers decrease or not. We know this from past experience, we can all see that the big cities are the places where it's decided whether we can get this pandemic under control as we managed to do for months or whether we lose control rice in Germania, much lower than in Spain, Mrs Merkel's assessment follows a video meeting with officials from 11 German cities. The
Haunted Places: Ghost Stories
"My name is Johnson and the story I'm about to tell you recounts the worst evening of my twenty six years. Ironically the few friends I have discussed it with maintain that nothing happened that night say for luggage mishap. I hope to convince you otherwise. Not Guilty. That was how it began with the verdict read aloud to the crowded courtroom on a dark after noon in December. I sprang to my feet already grinning with relief. I was very to hear it though not for the same reason as my client the accused man such a short distance down the table wearing an inscrutable expression he had pale alabaster skin caused black has great across a high forehead and dark is set to deep into his skull but far worse than the. Face of John Turk was the crimes he was accused of as the private secretary for the defense. I had been in the courtroom for every day of the proceedings I had listened for ten days as the gentlemen for the prosecution described his crimes in detail how he dismembered his poor victim with no sign of remorse and then cramped her with line into. Ironically John Turks wickedness made our jobs that much easier. It was clear to everyone that he was guilty. Is only chance of escaping the gallows was a plea of insanity. Personally I would have been happy to see him hang even though my firm was representing him. But I was far less interested in the verdict than the next words out of the chief justice's mouth. Court adjourned. In no time at all, I was hurrying across the thoroughfare toward the offices of my employer to deliver the news. There was a chill in the air and a soft snow had begun to fall. This only served to brighter my spirit's further reminding me of the holiday that awaited. This time tomorrow I would be gliding through the Alps with a set of skis beneath my feet. My employer. Mr. Wilbur was seated behind his giant barristers desk perusing the file fron next case. He didn't look up as I entered and received the verdict with little more than a nod. Under different circumstances I would have been put out by his lack of interest considering that I had just devoted many sleepless nights to his case but I attributed his lack of enthusiasm to the fact that like the rest of us he would've enjoyed seeing his clients hang. Wraps the thing up just-in-time will brim said finally putting down his quill your getting away for Christmas on through the Alps. Was it. That's right I. told him. There is one thing I wanted to ask you would you mind lending me one of your kitbags? I. Didn't have time to pick one up and I leave before the shops open doll have Henry send one over tonight he said before I could finish. Then now get out of here before I find more work for you to do. I had a quick dinner at the club and the underground bloomsbury. I been renting a floor in an old house there rather cheerless place with big drafty rooms. When I arrived, there were only a few lights on in the windows and they stead at me like is set in deep dark sockets. My Landlady Mrs Monks was waiting for me in the hallway. She was shielding candle with one hand and had clearly been enjoying nightcap. This come by a man from Mr Wilburn. Sir She said and pointed to the kit bag on the landing. It was one of those large canvas duffle bags with the brass handle and padlock I was a bit surprised at the sight of it for it was quite lumpy in threadbare for the luggage of a London barrister but it was exceptionally large and looked I would suit my purposes quite nicely. I took the bag and continued up with the floor directly beneath mine was vacant, which was nice as it allowed me to work late into the night without fear of waking any neighbors. As I passed it on the stairwell my eyes glided down the hallway. It was fair say for the shadows and a few wires for picture frames still protruding from the wall. At lost I, reached my own flaw, the landing lead directly into a short hallway with the door to my bedroom at one end and an open sitting area at the other further on there was a very small kitchen with little more than a sink and stove. It was admittedly a bit drab the floors creaked the walls were dingy shade of yellow and the electric lighting was unreliable but I had done my best to finish it tastefully and bring some feeling of life to the place i. opened the door to my bedroom without looking and tossed the kit bag onto the floor beside my bed. Then continued onto the kitchen to puts on the kettle. By this point, the snow had become a heavy rain and the wind howled and rattle the window panes
"mrs g" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Its heels all the time with bad field position. You know you you don't WanNa keep a real good defense on the field all the time. which means you gotTa have a ball control offense which means running the ball. And he in order to take advantage of a great defense, you need those two components arose even a great defense is going to get beaten down and worn down. No doubt and that's what happened to Denver in two thousand seventeen buffalo thousand eighteen some of the jet teams that have been good defensively more often than not if you don't have in this day and age of football if you don't have good offense, you're you're limited, I mean there are examples and we pointed them out but your offense isn't very good meaning you can't run it your quarterbacks not that great. You don't have weapons even if you have a dominant defense, you know seven. Seven eight wins may be the best you can do, and that's what I would say. The answer is that they're their upside is eight wins. If their defense is excellent, the offense is not. but again, the examples of great defense and they won Games was Jacksonville the number one wash offense in the NFL in two thousand seventeen and they got to the postseason. The irony of that is their defense carries them in a ten three wildcard weekend. Win Over Buffalo and then the next week and they go to Pittsburgh and win forty five to forty two when everybody was expecting seventeen to ten But there were a lot of turnovers in that game but they they couldn't get off the field either in that game which was weird but. Anyway, we're getting closer to football season I. Think we're going to be our by the way. How about the big ten one last thing the big ten eleven to three two to postpone the season after it looked like at the end of last week, they were going to go ahead and play and they're gonNA play on Thanksgiving weekend, which was stupid to start a season Thanksgiving weekend. But they voted yesterday eleven to three the presidents and chancellors to postpone the fall football season and you know I guess. More thing to do. Yeah. Lot of schools Tommy my nieces are at at SEC schools ones at Tennessee, ones at south. Carolina might niece who's at South Carolina. She's got covid nineteen first week at school. Really she gets infected. Oh my gosh. She's in basically a host of a hotel room where they're quarantining the students that have it. But apparently, there's been a major outbreak on campus. She's she's not symptomatic. She had a bit of a sore throat and that was it and same thing Tennessee. My niece didn't get it but a lot of people on campus have it I mean you can Alabama apparently had a has had a major outbreak You know I'll be honest with you I. Don't think they should come home. I don't think they should be on planes or trains or you know bring that stuff home I think they should hang in there because right now. I don't know at South Carolina. Anyway. I could be wrong about this my sister, my call today with with an update on it but I don't know that anybody's getting sick. We will see all right anything else from you. That's how I got today boss. We had a lot going on today. We had a lot going on today. All right. Then we're done for the day Have a great rest of the day this evening possibility of no podcast tomorrow but we will definitely be back on Thursday. We don't do one tomorrow. Take care..
"mrs g" Discussed on Twinovation
"Clapped-out idea. I want to have both. I don't want him like trying to like network here. You Buddy. Yeah that was fantastic. Is What a wonderful episode. Anything else out there for you guys to say I guess we should Didn't we do like the one. Cool the thing or what. We're learning this. Week is the new thing now. He'll eat never agreed to. What are you? What are you learning about learning how to do my exercises again for on my back? I kind of did a little bit. Moving some of your flipping couches. That'll happen. That will happen. You know I'm really learning the the key to a good exercises exercises to do it before you get hurt right preventative to you. Know being in shape if you're exercising regularly fair enough I know well. What did you learn this week? Miss Smarty pants nothing only know it all. Of course. That's a great screen name for submitter. Named Noah. Remember Smarter Child. Yes I do. Remember her child last time you thought about him. probably L. E. A decade ago. Whose child what do you mean whose child that's the AM thing? Hey I got you talk. They come up with like it would talk to you. It's great. I've responded Alexa a better. I downloaded I haven't tried it yet. Therapy APP THAT'S I. I can talk to. What do you pay for that is free? And what's the name of it. I'll tell you after the show down plug that well. No I WANNA plug it. No that sounds irresponsible. Not Responsible I can't go to a real therapist if you're struggling Dave's fucking robot APP. Make Michael Phelps getting back saying Bella. Oh No it's called EUCHRE. Why Wii P. E. R. I O. U. P. R.? That's an awful name. Sounds like a yogurt. That's that seems so like we need like a personal touch when it comes motions and how you feel and like realize you're fucking robot tell you exploit human uh-huh program humans or program in themselves. Maybe even therapist so devoid of like everything. That's wrong with our society GONNA try it out. Connect you're not wrong. I'll try it out and report back to the nation. Alright Jeff. What did you learn this week? Dave as you know I'm taking that module I'm on week four learning how to learn about learning. I know about chunking I know about you know the words associated out product for process. I know about the tailored to learn. Of course I think we all need to learn how to learn. Well there's a way to do it and there's a way to not do it. You know you gotTa sometimes you need a little. It'll help over that. Mental hurdle talk took time. It took time and still learning. We're we're all still learning. You know you don't have to be in college or graduate school alert to tell to love to learn. We'll be coming out with our own e book soon and you know look forward to that. It's it'll be you know under ten dollars interesting. I would love to write thirty book with you David. let's get started on it. Let's make twenty twenty year where we get her down as always stay. Stay Scheming and stay dream and Donna Show Park Sawday when patients I think that was a Hickam podcast..
"mrs g" Discussed on Twinovation
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"mrs g" Discussed on Is It Transphobic Podcast
"Would be my. Yeah that's my ex. So during its development there were a number of showings of fi musical. That people got to see Believe it was in Seattle at least the Seattle Times covered it because they asked a number of transient on binary folk to talk about their impressions of it and and they. I will link in the description where to find this but again that's through the Seattle times and all of them had very like fairly positive memories of Mrs this is doubtfire and Missouri going into see the show and Ooh the reviews are not not happy so there are some like probably my favourite was just a very simple answer of why here why now easy money any reaction. My reaction was watching these moments and thinking. Wait who was in the room when that choice was made Yup and I and now when it goes in and even from this moment when it was in Seattle again I got to double check that but in the moments that these folks are able to watch watch the current production of it. There was a chance that a lot of changes have been made even from previews when previews happen. That's the point of previews is it is supposed to be as close to done as possible. And then if there are major things that need to happen they can tweak it a little so my hope for for it is they put it up and there are some major major major things the other thing that they can do. That is an easy fix. Even though this is different from what you've mentioned which is just scrapped. The whole project and I agree with that would be throwing a trans person literally just follows him around and says no bad stop that yeah. This is garbage. Entire Horace transpeople. Yes great chorus of Trans People just saying this is bad and this is not good. Yeah yeah and I think like recasting all of the other like the other characters. The sort of satellite characters in the movie as as transpeople people would be great. If at that bar. The person who likes she was down. Mrs doubtfire offer of drink is trans. I think that could actually be like no we as a community totally reject you and what you're doing with this. We will not take a drink from you. You need like Doc. Stop disrespecting we are yeah no and you know like that's the thing. Obviously you and I both work in theatre so we don't necessarily want to like you know there are real people that have put time and effort and money behind a production and there's always a chance that we could work with one of them in the future but I want to acknowledge that it's like all right. This says maybe not the best idea and I am still hopeful much like I was walking into the movie. I am hopeful that when it goes up and it does its thing that will have done the work. Yeah but I don't know if it will. I just think there's so much work to do view because it's like you have to address the trans-phobia but I think you also have to address its portrayal of women and I think you have to address the racist. Caricatures that Robin Williams does at times. And I think you have to address the way presents a homosexual couple. I just feel like once you've addressed all all of those things you have something that's no longer Mrs doubtfire which I say awesome but like then it's just like why don't you just do a play written by trans transportation like it'll be better I admittedly. I haven't googled. Who did the book the lyrics and the music for it but from what I understand it from what I've been hearing they're assumed to be suspen off? I could be wrong. I'll double check right now. Is We're talking but yeah I mean it's it's I do. Think like on the issue of work. I'd think work done and I think the I think work needs needs to be done. I think that The musical heathers is actually kind of a good example of that. Because and it's a it's a much different issue but I think when when I when I saw the movie heathers which was much much later in my life. I was struggling with these sort of blow up the school aspect of it because I grew up in the era of Columbine and then since then I've seen these school shootings happened in the news and all of that and it's just that school violence did not feel like something that could be funny to me anymore and I feel like when the musical came out it actually understood that and understood that our society has shifted in ways. Is that like a key punch line of this movie cannot be like. Oh you know we'll blow school or whatever it's it has to be something that it actually shows that were replaced. I feel like that musical actually did So I that that of of course is a different issue than a transphobic text. But I think it does sort of suggest like okay think realistically thickly about the material you have and the society. You're putting it into. Yeah so I'm looking at. Who wrote the Book Etcetera Etcetera So I don't know enough about John Farrell The British author and comedy Scriptwriter Okay and Kerry Kirkpatrick And again we always be wrong but at the same time. None of them openly. Id as transit on binary and it is a thing where unfortunately you kind of have to. If you're going to write about these things and or at the very least I don't want to commit to that I don't want to commit to you have to be in order to write about but at the same time it is all men on this team and I it had home and all white men so so I just I. Don't you have a lot more working against you in order for me to really trust. Yeah I think is what I think. That's more of what it is. Do I trust you to do the work and until I see the work I won't know but immediately I'm just like okay. Okay do we know. How do we know how to see? Did I mean I guess my question. The reason I ask that is because like these these people who are pushing MRS doubtfire. Are they just like. Oh well. You Know Tizi did super well. And I don't know if it has but like if it has oh Tutsi did superwealthy so clearly like there's just a minority of people who don't like this humor and most people do they're fine with it and so we'll just do it and make a buck off it or whatever mm-hmm well I will say The article that I saw which is admittedly from variety so you can take take utterly that but they mentioned specifically the tootsie musical based on the nineteen eighty. Two film was critically acclaimed but didn't hold up at the box office so again. That's not a Specif- against my sources variety. I don't know how well that holds up. Lack that is that is a take and honestly it did not last super long even though at one like I know that the the main character who played to see I didn't see it. I don't know the name. The the Tutsi is an actor that I really enjoyed so it is one of those things. I'm very happy that he wanted to Tony. But I'm very sad. He wanted Tony for that. Yeah I hear that so now that we now that we've effectively burned all of our bridges feeder community. And we're we've got a fiction collection coming out next week some poetry and maybe a comic so so let's say let's get to the answers. Let's get to the questions rather yeah I love it transphobic. Now you can answer this by making a noise you can put it on a one to ten and scale however you want to describe it just is Mrs Doubtfire transphobic. That come through because that was my guy I start art and my gun just means yes emphatically. Yes it's transphobic absolutely definitely on my end Eh. Excellent then we'll get nice fart sound effects. What I'm talking about this movie? Yeah Yeah it is. TRANSPHOBIC acted bones My answer is I'M GONNA give it a about an eight eight ten and say that he and More than I thought it would be more than I remembered. I Miss Remember this movie as being better than this. Who Yeah and wasn't enjoyable? I mean I pretty much already answered that but to express that how you will but I have only one fart gun to give no. It wasn't enjoyable at at all it. It's it's it was really sad. Actually I mean the roller coaster was from just like Oh. I don't like this to like this. Actually making me think of things I don't want to think about two two also feeling which you expressed which was i. I really am struggling with my love of this which I also had like. I WANNA be clear like I. I went into it with the exact same settings that you did which was just like. Oh this is the thing these fond memories of and now it is this just total monster and I am. I'm struggling with that. I the only thing I can say I can say can say with was. I'm sure this is what I connected with as a kid which was that the end note of like the family will come back together and there's many types of families and and they can all operate differently? Which is something that Robin William's character says although it doesn't seem to be something the movie actually believes it probably made me feel good growing up in a household where my parents clearly did not get along? I hear that and I do applaud it for not having the two of them get back together but at the same time I kiss movie no any anyone but them like and then he yells at her like. Oh and you let the judge do that to me. It's like yeah fucker Yeah Hell Yeah Fucker I. I would've done that too right like and if you and I wouldn't have hired because like any positive messaging that one might be able to dig out of this. This movie is poisoned by so much of it including the fact that like it is totally okay at even funny to poison the person. Your ex-wife ex-wife is dating so long as you're drunk when you do it and you know the Heimlich well enough. Yeah which also oh I know that. They stated in the beginning like Oh like she's going through the resume Oh you know the Cetera et Cetera. And of course. They're doing that as a way to to plant for later when he does do that that he knows the Heimlich and he knows all these links. CPR does he dunes a voice. Like I'm not saying voice. Actors can't honestly actors of all types like I know how to do CPR. I know how to do the Heimlich. But it's just like do I have have no problems believing that actors are actually very good at at CPR and maybe anything sort of medical. I have problems believing that this guy who were told is as a fuck up in like every other way knows that like he was like you know what I haven't paid my taxes in twenty years but I'm going to that first aid course like I I don't get it Ho okay. I think we've talked about everything we need to talk about with this movie. Thank you right so now that we've burned all of our.
"mrs g" Discussed on Is It Transphobic Podcast
"I mean I'm almost certain of it. You know it's it's the Steven Tyler of aerosmith thought thought that the lead singer of Motley crue was a woman at a Bar And then when he turned out to be the lead singer remotely crew decided to write a song about like that. Sort not great and you know like like its honestly era of heavy metal music like not aerosmith with Motley. crue is fascinating because there is that like whole sub-genre of folks that are like a manly men who wore makeup and did a bunch of other things. Were sort of like embracing femininity in a weird way. But we're also oddly misogynistic. But yeah we're not talking about that. We're talking about Steph. Papa's got a brand new bag is another one like there were a couple that I don't actually really impressed by. They literally found the era of Google. Any song that mentioned gender really at all and just figured jammed. And that's that's fine. I I was half expecting it. I don't know if it came out before the song or if it came after the song but I was just like all right Wednes- man I feel like a woman come in. I know I know there who owe the other the other big note that I wrote down was when they meet Mrs Says Doubtfire The Sun. Forget his name but Boy Child he says. Jeeze your big for lady you could play for the forty niners right. Of course. Yeah and then she had been that thing about. Oh well I did play European football okay. Okay soccer soccer right right that and he's Oh there's this one moment and it's equal parts. Brilliant is stupid is when the social worker comes home Sees Mrs Doubtfire and is essentially like and she and Mrs Doubtfire goes like. Oh yes my on. My brother Danu a new accidents. I've actually enjoying it. I like your versus more than I liked the movie. And so you know Mrs doubtfire brings her up. And and she added like as they're doing this Daniela's getting out of the MRS doubtfire attire. And just literally making as many puns and this is another moment. I don't know if This was Robin Williams. riffing as he is literally ripping off all of this like older women skin fat suit and like body. Things things like this is this is kind of like a weird. It's not like because of that because he's making all these jokes. There's so many puns. Yes so many tons like rapid fire. It's just ooh and then. He makes a Norman Bates reference Yes it's just like God fucking dammit everything. I mean the the the thing about that moment that I I did laugh at was after he gets that stuff off off and she wants tea or something because it's and so but she wants like Mrs Doubtfire to make your teeth so so he tries to get it all back on but then the mask pulls out the window and his run over by a garbage truck so his solution to this is to go to the kitchen without her seeing him do that and then stick his face into a cream pie and then like pop up and yes. We all remember that from the previews and and that's the solution. And I was like well. I don't like the messaging of this movie but as somebody who has been in tight spots before I've never depths my face into cream pie but I could certainly see me doing something equally as stupid. That was going to be my follow up question. Have I ever tastier cream pie. Yes have you ever. You mentioned being in these type of suggestions suggestion so okay I need like you know. I don't now desperately trying to see your children after your wife withheld them. After the divorce you had to create an older woman persona in order to do like you forget an assignment in school. So you see I thought you were GonNa GonNa say so you invent a female older than you. Then since you're gay brothers to create a fat suit for you so that you can further deceive of your teacher yes okay. No very clear about this. Never do that ever do that. The dipping of the face into the cream pie. Maybe any one thing doing it for two reasons not good. Who trying to think if there's anything else that needed to say from this? Oh fuck the reveal when the sun when the sun walks honestly that's what that's literally the last note I made because that's the moment I stopped taking notes So when it was happening as it was about to happen and I was like oh I do remember this. I did too and it was just like Ooh all of it is super painful. I I mean and that scene feels to me like the apex of all of the movies bathroom scenes and I and they're they're certainly trying to play it for laughs and they're certainly trying to to make it seem so tense because you know what are People GonNa think and But knowing today how many quote unquote bathroom bills are on the floors of state. senates all over the the country And how how that space is police. wrongly by TRANSPHOBIC. Legislators is this makes that moment it just destroys me. Yeah so that's the point of the movie completely. We lost me and I just like I literally got out of bed and just turned on the Messenger and started playing that and look to make sure there was nothing else that I needed to see like. Okay okay remember. This is standard fare. But yeah yeah exactly. Yeah I just the the the only thing I could say about that moot about that specific part That's not Going to just make me depressed. Is the urine looks really realistic. I guess it was really yellow like usually I just have water bottle and well. I think it also says that Robin Williams really needed to drink water. Yes yes exactly I do not care what Genitalia Ali had just please remain hydrated. It's important as none of our business but it is our business that you stay hydrated. Yes exactly But but what I think is interesting. What's really important about what you're saying and how to is? Is there moments in this movie like that. Where if you are anyone under the gigantic transgender umbrella of any see those moments like they are genuinely heartbreaking? Like the just on a level that I think is really hard to explain to. Maybe somebody who hasn't been there. It's it's that it's another moment where they're at the pool with Pierce Brosnan and Mrs doubtfire sitting at the bar and of course because it's Robin Williams under there He can't resist looking at the pretty girl who comes to the the bar. And of course through the MRS doubtfire makeup stares at her and when she orders neutering Robin Williams Liam's in a masculine his his masculine voice says I'll get it meaning. I'll get her drinking the way she looks at just such disgusting Asti Tocchet. That's just oh my God not to mention he is hitting on women get dressed as a older British woman but he's is hitting on women while actively trying to stop his ex wife from getting into any kind of a relationship with Pierce Brosnan incredibly true very good point and it's just like fuck you yes like I get that like and this is part of and it's tough because you don't actually see you don't see them actively hate one another but at the same time you don't really Kinda see why they clicked as characters who would have been in a relationship and because of that like her wanting to move on is healthy and him doing all of this so unfathomably unhealthy including but not limited to him trying to sabotage other relationship. which there's a certain base feeling feeling? I think that the producers writers were trying to go for that. It's like Oh you know if it was your ex regardless of how you feel you're going to know that you feel like you don't want to see anybody else it's just like like Oh man. Yeah and I know that I keep using that word. I don't mean to use that word for H.. One of my go-to like oof like who. It's very pro stocking in that sense like it sperry pro. Do whatever you can do because it's it all is in service of his masculinity like and I think it this movie thinks of masculinity is a very specific thing. It's being a father of of a family that has heterosexual Six gender But so whatever you do to serve that is fine At its it's just obsessive and I just I just want to be like okay. Who hurt whoever made this once upon a time and made you feel this way like it's it's really bad Do you think that because the author of this book is British and I don't know like is it fair to say that transgender center rights and recognition socially in in the. UK is that are they. Are they more regressive than here or there I mean so a there is a huge tradition of Men Andress being a source of comedy comedy. And there's like I think that there is a lot more nuanced especially in a British sense to that but at the same time it is still still absolutely a joke but that said also right. Now there's a podcast that I listen to called. What the Trans and they are primarily based in in Britain and so they talk with a lot of other transport and intersex folk and non binary folk About sort of the the state of Basically transparency in the UK and. Yeah there's there's a lot more virulent transphobia and like a lot more willingness to accept turf logic in a lot of their Like a lot of their government and a lot of the things that I've been hearing so it definitely is a thing at the same time I'm not from that culture. I'm just listening to a lot of other folks that are covering it. Yeah yeah I I think. That's that's why I mentioned. Just because in some of the non binary groups that I'm on facebook I see people who are from the UK commenting on on others pursue like are in the US getting their driver's license to say you know the gender is X.. And people in the UK saying Oh you know. I wish I could do that. Like I wish Sean you know. We had those kinds of legislative Shifts that would allow me to do something like that and and so it makes me think like okay. Will you know as a as a whole where is the kind of cultural moment there. But now I can't even really remember why I brought that up except to say it's like I'm I'm thinking about just sort of where this where this text ultimately came from and and of course that is also not to say like. Oh you know where we're just so so great in so progressive in our own country. That's not that's not true. I mean it's just I wonder what the struggle like. I think the the issues are different but the issues are still being had and it's just a matter of like what flavor of discrimination are. We feeling as far as anti translate. Yeah Yeah and honestly all the flavors are bad terrible they are they are all like the seed in which Pierce Brosnan is choking on the shrimp and Trans Phobia is the shrimp. That is choking all of us. I brought a dry. This is we are talking about adaptations as well. I know I mentioned that. This part of the reason that we're doing this now is because Mrs Doubtfire is going to open. I believe for previews in March on Broadway. Yes and it was gone. I was GONNA say as as I was watching the movie and thinking about that production. I figured out exactly how to fix that musical like it occurred to me like what like what the musical do in order to in order to to be a good Mrs doubtfire musical what you need to do Is You need to take the script as it is and you need to not do that script at all and just do something else.
"mrs g" Discussed on Is It Transphobic Podcast
"So okay the one thing I 'cause 'cause you're you mentioned before the yeah. I break the the sort of going into going deeper into the film and also talking about some of the other stuff ronald like this. This proposed musical. I the one thing that struck me that I did not know l. from just the opening credits of the film is this was a book before it wasn't movie I didn't even look into that. Okay I have the wikipedia page up and apparently the book was called Madame Doubtfire Known as alias Madame doubtfire it's written by an fine whose English And the plot of it seems to be basically the same. It was written in nineteen eighty-seven It received the Guardian Children's fiction prize and the Whitbread Children's Book Award which I don't know anything about either of those the basic plot of it seems to be the same Yeah the writer is an fine. I don't don't know much about what she's done. SORTA HA so. Yeah I mean I guess the one takeaway from that. That's is kind of interesting is that it was a kids book and We can probably talk about the Deep flaws in kind and that by by that you mean the the idea of a story like this being pretty much intended for children like being like Let's teach kids from a young age. That if a guy is dressing in a address than we it's it's for humor and we should make fun of him and It's gotta be for nefarious means. Yeah I mean in that that also dates back on the way I just shared something earlier talking about like like There was something going around. That had billy porter little acts billy Bush. A couple of other folks that are just in these amazing outfits. It's for the grammy's and it says like why does it look like every grammy winner and every grammy tend to eat. Looks like they're going to be like the next Batman Villain and someone responded with. Well it's because we grew up on media showing that all evil people are queer coded L.. And you know so. It is one of those things where there's a lot of bias and even during this period There there was a lot of bias in in that way. where it's like if we're going to show this we've gotTA show This character doesn't want to be an address we got to show that this character doesn't belong address etcetera etcetera. I don't know if I actually I think I moved into a completely different topic. But well worth exploring because I mean certainly certainly transphobia In in villains in comics while not not them being necessarily outrightly transplant. But like that that sort of trope of the the feminization or or Trans Ization of villains in in comics and how detrimental that is To Actual Trans People That's a that is a topic like that is worth exploring on its head. I mean that goes back to the joker I mean certainly even before that Ah but Joaquin El haven't seen that movie but like even going back to the jokers first. I appearance in comics. Like his whole thing is like. He's not a muscular villain like he does do feminine things like the Villain in. I mean this is a whole thing. But like the villain in The Maltese Falcon as yeah. Nice to meet with this is because for all media and just like just to put it out there and I I think we talked about it during our psycho episode. Pretty much all media. If you'RE GONNA show a queer coated person you can't show them in a relationship in this for for a very long time in most media You could you couldn't show them in a relationship and you could only show them as a villain so that this was a thing that it was specifically look dat by people as oh this is a a mark villainy squareness this femininity and men Right so the humor of Mrs Doubtfire then comes from Robin Williams being like no but I'm not a villain. I'm not doing something bad. Even though you're you're sort of coded voted to believe I even though he is absolutely the bad guy in every situation. Yeah exactly exactly I feel for him but he is absolutely wrong. Every in this movie totally is I want him to fail. Take away his fucking kids. I'm sorry yeah I'm sorry exactly he. It was obvious that like he was terrible from before the whole divorce. It's like when you so when your kid has a birthday. which is the opening sort of thing of the film and you decide like instead of just getting a cake in the presence and you'd like literally are just going to without consulting your wife bring home like what what she rightly calls the zoo bunch of animals and and like really messes up the place? That's a problem like jit problems. She's right to be upset about that. And so and I just that whole moment. Because that's the moment in the film that ultimately Spurs on her saying I want a divorce which also strikes me as a little unbelievable in the sense that like? It's probably not just that one moment. I would imagine if this is indicative of his behavior. There's been a bunch of these things and this is probably the latest thing and so it's it's probably not just because the birthday party went this way but because he's been this class a fuck up and and she like she never states anything specific and I think that's because if we as an audience here a laundry list of all the bad things that he's done I think that even then like a a lot of people will give a man the benefit of the doubt so even if we did hear that it would be fine but I think a lot of other people in the audience. It'd be like maybe maybe this is is indicative of other behavior but we it's again this movie doesn't this movie does a very good job of almost like I don't want to go as far as to say gas lights issue but it tells you certain information so that you feel a certain way. But they don't feel completely that way and so when they do take a u-turn they do make the character a completely different of like pretty much almost out of nowhere character shift. It doesn't feel completely aww character. It's just sort of like okay and I actually would go as far as to say. There's a gas leading going on specifically in the scene where Robin Williams before four. He invents the disguise method of doing this has his kids over to the apartment that he's rented and it's it it looks Kinda not great and they're all sitting around the table like eating dinner and mom has showed up what he says an hour early and the kids kids. They're they're starting to get up and like the way in which he kind of yells at them in. That moment is really uncertain unsettling for me but the movie kind of doesn't really want us to remember that I mean what he says. You're my kids to God damn it and I'm just oh okay but then like only only minutes later when the mom comes in it's sort of played for a little bit of a joke and then we get to see how excited these kids are At spending more time with dad as if that moment just wasn't as emotionally violent as it was and I get the content that he's just very passionate he's very upset. This is a thing that's like things are happening is reaching a boiling point. The and honestly I forgot how I don't say how well but how I'll say how. Well how well. It does pepper in a a lot of dramatic moments in the beginning as much as there is absurd humor in its sees. He's hiring the entire Barnyard to come out and they're like it's ridiculous weird homer Simpson moments. There's also a lot of these moments of just real sadness and real like you really do feel for both parents appearance in a lot of different ways and it is interesting. It's just then. He specifically tricks his ex wife into hiring him rest. They're fucking Marigny. which I also like that I mean by like I am further? They're traumatized by the that he feels. This must mean he needs to gender flipper genders. Because it's like well. There can't be a male nanny lakes thanks got to invent a woman do it only one at like twelve. Yeah exactly and I'm sorry that I'm kind of like jumping on. There is a like I went into this. I really want people listening to understand. I went into this wanting to love of this movie. All over again wanting to come out the other side and say you know what it wasn't that bad y'all it could have been a lot worse and it's just then I think the second phone call he makes he's he's basically like amping her up to think that there is no good choices so that when he comes up with the good choice she picks six that choice but at one point he says hold on. I wrote it down so I'm GonNa go find it Data is very humorous. Ask No of. We've moved beyond their. I'm so close. Oh here we go there. He's a you're telling me about the children all you have ooh I'm sorry. I don't work with the males because they used to be one right and then the sound of disgust from the life as well no. It's just that that was the first moment I think in this movement is movie where my heart truly like shattered because it had been breaking as I've been watching this but then when it came to that it became really really clear that this movie is setting up a boundary and it saying on this side of the boundary is fun gender. Play on the other side of that is actual Trans people who are disgusting in the movie and I hate that And I do know many trans people in the in various forms of Caring of youth like whether they be nannies unease or whether they be teachers whether they be and it's just man I did not like I didn't sign up for this I it did. I signed up for it to really WANNA hit life. Watch the curse of the Queer Wolf I I know I should have just watched a bunch of Shiro originally going to do you could add sheer Alexandros. It's my biggest regret so yeah like so. There's there are a lot of moments of that and then the other thing the other big thing thing I want to talk about is the use of music. Yes yes please. Let's talk about that. There is no subtlety in this soundtrack. nope breath like the ones that I wrote down and there's some that I didn't even write down because I just I mentioned this to you earlier off off Mike I just. At a certain point I stopped taking taking notes and just played a video game while it was on. I was just like all right very smart. I would say if you WanNa Really Watch Mrs Doubtfire. Just play the Messenger. It's a great game anything to do nothing to do with Mrs Doubtfire. But it's just like no I just want people to play Messenger uh-huh but yeah so luck. BE A lady. Tonight is one that I wrote down dude. Looks like a lady so that one is the one that that like real like I was just like. Oh you're really going okay It actually looked up the origins of that Song After which is also pretty horrific..
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"Idea that this man is tricking this woman into hiring him to watch their kids because she didn't want him around at all in her life right right right exactly and what's interesting about Miranda. Her name is and I didn't think I decided I would google it while while you're talking so I have all the names. Now it's fairly Robin Williams. Is Daniel Hillard which I mean. These are things that I totally forgotten and I watched this last night. So Miranda at the beginning of the movie is Were meant to think that she's doing very while in her job. It's corporate job. She's doing very well at it. She dresses actually in ways. That are traditionally construed as masculine. She has kind of the Blazer and the colored shirt and the slacks by the end of the film she's much more back in her traditionally feminine A tire in a traditionally feminine Ro Role It seems like now I've given up on the job thing I realize what's really important and it's let me fill all in this. Let me let me go back to this role that I was meant for because now I understand I was meant for so for her. Like the. If we want to even call it like sub-conscious Senator Senator now gender player whatever That's that's bad. Because that took her away for motherhood but for Robin Williams conscious gender play is just necessary because the world is so hard on him as a shitty father that he has to go to this extent to just be like like goofy and adorable and get his kids back. 'cause I took note of it. There was actually a joke that I thought was actually very transgressive. That was just a throwaway joke that nobody myself included remembered where. She's drinking a Cappuccino when she's waiting for Pierce Brosnan The first time we see Pierce Brosnan and she's got a little milk mustache. Yeah just you talking about her in this like what we look at as masculine attire for business. It's just like Oh yeah. They really like as much as they played up. Oh it's a manageress. They also did play a lot of these like roles for her in a more more subtle way and. I don't think that that was completely intentional. I don't know that they actually. I don't want to give the movie that much credit to say like. Oh you were like Oh. She's got a mustache now But which honestly if they did and they leaned into and she just kept drinking things and getting a moustache. I I think I would have been into. Yeah I mean because at the end of the day like she's kind of who I'm rooting for like I'm not really reading for for Dillard Dillard Hillard Hillard department store. I'm always rooting for DILLARD's be too. Yeah it's hard out there for malls anyway. Yeah it's it's true. I I feel feel like I guess I don't. I'm struggling with with sort of the ultimate message behind that because it seemed like there were moments elements where this this movie very much wants to show that like the natural course of events. If you do it right we'll take you into your traditional gender role because Mrs Doubtfire. It is very clear. This whole movie depends on US knowing thing that is not where Daniel Hillard is supposed to be Except although at the end I mean he does find success on the TV show as her but which is kind of an interesting wrench in that But but like even when referring to the to Hellers brother played by heavy fire scene. And which let me say Yeah Harvey Firestone Pristine is the right choice but an interesting choice as well. Because it's like you know if you know Harvey firestone if you know New York theater you know. Absolutely like he's a gay icon he's a queer icon so it's a guest okay. Absolutely he is but at the same time like he gives off an energy. That is very not what you expect from. A stereotypical typical game man. And so they pair him up with a very like FEM partner who they refer to as Aunt Jack Right. It's right. Please things that for him which struck me as interesting because at one in one way it's gender play but in another way sexuality why is it keeps it like homeless or heterosexual which is strange. Because of course it's not because it's not heterosexual not right. Yeah because Heterosexual I don't mean this was I'm not going to. I am never ever ever again going to make the distinction action of like the the the Defense of Oh overtime but at the same time like yeah. That was a thing that movies were saying in the nineties. Was this idea of like. Oh they're just like straight couples. Yes yeah exactly. I felt exactly the same way about that. I mean it's it's as if an yeah. Mrs Doubtfire is not the only text to do this of the nineties to sort of say to people you see like gay people. Are there totally safe. But are they safe. But they're they're also not people who are GONNA take center stage. Don't worry like the the star is still still like very hetero even when doing you know something that one might perceive as queer that that starts still in. It is in pursuit of heterosexuality. Don't worry about that. which is makes me very uncomfortable? This haning I we'll say Harvey Fierstein had and it was more just him and his reaction got one of the only real big laughs out of me. This rewatch which which is when Jack comes to them and says I need you to make me a woman and they just imp race hat. Actually I kind of love that my favorite line was in that moment. Where where Robin Williams is going through that like a horrendous This this like impressions doing and at the he asked for Joan Collins and he's just like I don't think I have the energy that that makes sense so yeah like that we're moments like that. I do wonder for some of that stuff. How much of it was Improv? I don't I don't know but I feel like especially like that moment like there are a couple that I think that they just said like. Hey we're gonNA either dress you up a certain way and then we're going to let you go or Like that one in the moment when he's at The was it the Bank of the the the the job. Place the place to get a job Bob and like the social worker And he's just riffing and specifically the way it's cut the way it moves like there's there's a certain energy you can tell. The director will allow actors to just riff and Christopher Super Columbus is directed these kinds of movies before like he directly kinds of movies after. Sort of these like mass-market comedies. And I think he's probably accustomed to be like. Oh Yeah Robin Williams. Yeah just let's do. Sixty takes doing random impressions will use ten of them. Get like two or three good takes of the stuff that's written and then you just do your thing. Yeah Yeah Yeah exactly. which in those impressions like we should also talk about? How like some of them are rather racist? I would say they like well. No no no no really doesn't like just that moment where I think think I the first costume frank has brother and Jack put him in. Oh I guess she's Latina Tina. Yeah I don't know if that's supposed to be making fun of a specific person but Ooh met is not a person Robin Williams should be no not at all not at all. ooh So I mean I guess like if there is if there is is like silver lining and I mean the word silver lining in the most gallows humor of ways it is. This movie also gets to be sexist existed racist so it's really kind of everything and homophobic and it's wise even though he does portray gay couple. This is true. Yeah I mean it man this this move so I tell you what we're reaching the point where it's a good idea to take an ad break so we're GonNa take a quick break and then when we come back we'll talk a little bit more about we'll we'll go a little bit deeper into the movie as well talk about some other moments that we enjoy but we're also GONNA talk about the potential worries that we might have about the Broadway show coming.
"mrs g" Discussed on Is It Transphobic Podcast
"Hello my name is Ashley. Lauren Rogers I am the Creator and producer served transphobic podcast. I use she her and they then pronouns and today I'm being joined by me Jonathan Election Dramas. I am here I I use the pronouns and I'm slightly traumatized because MRS doubtfire. Yeah this is This is a whole show. This is a whole movie so I'm curious did you watch Mrs Doubtfire when when you were growing up like. Is this a thing that you saw in the theaters or like VHS. So that's the scary thing. I watched it as a kid. Many many many many many times. I loved this movie as as a child and I have no idea why I mean. Well I actually have. We given that some thought so we can talk about that as we move on but I rented it from Gemstone video in Knoxville Tennessee on VHS. I watched it on television. Whatever it was on television and I Yeah I remember seeing it multiple times Not In the theaters. But it's because I was ten when it came out but Later on but only shortly later on watching it watched a quite a bit. Yeah Yeah I honestly. I'm not sure if I saw it in the theaters but I definitely watched a lot. Growing up I thought it was the funniest thing. I loved it. I loved all of the characters and so yeah it was very weird now having to sit down and say to myself. Do I actually like because this really glad to hear you say that you also liked it it makes me feel like I was just watching this thing and I was feeling just so bad bad I just how could I have not seen this but I guess you know we were. We were young and we missed a few things. Yeah well we'll and it's an interesting thing now because now I was watching it and I kind of was bored. Yeah like it wasn't even that it was like offensive or I was angry. I mean you know I guess it is a lot of ways offensive but at the same time. It's just like Manna comedy. Just wasn't there. Literally the comedy is his man and address yes and and I did not. I did not find myself laughing and I really do absolutely remember birther like finding it hysterical. Once upon a time but yeah. You're you're absolutely right like that was the whole gig as we dive into this movie. I had sort of a question question just sort of starting off which is when we refer to Mrs Doubtfire the character. What pronouns should we us? I think because Mrs Doubtfire is a character that is being portrayed by Robin William's character man. Yeah it's it's character and character. I think it's okay to refer to the character using she her but right alternately again like she is a character And it's like Oh man I think admittedly like I. I am okay with however we want to refer to to Mrs Doubtfire as a character Do you have strong feelings one way or another you know. It's it's weird because because I feel like as I was talking about her I actually found myself using he him pronouns just because I was is like no this is not like a this is not someone's actual identity. This is a man who is absolutely Louis just in a in a costume and lake. But I also like I'm open to like she her or feels natural as well like for for Mrs Doubtfire so I'm not sure well and and I think I think so much of it is that yeah. Let's let's stated stated very clearly. This is not a a movie about someone who is learning to love themselves as a trans person. This is a literal man in address. Who is deceiving his wife or his ex wife to make sure that he has time with his children is literally everything that is just fucking boring about? Yeah like I feel like Ricky base watch this and was like that's my stance on trans stuff and I'm like no. That's that's not okay. I feel like lots of Transphobia is sort of based around this this exact idea. It's like everybody just watch MRS doubtfire and go. Oh yeah that's how translates works. Because it's not at all how it works. I mean it's it's so so far it's insulting. It's this idea that it's all people who are just trying to infiltrate be sneaky to to like serve. Serves some other goal that has nothing to do with personal identity. That's awful yeah well let me let me ask this. Let's kind of shifted a little bit so we know like I think. I'm uncomfortable kind of referring to Mrs doubtfire because Mrs Doubtfire is a character becomes a character that Robin Williams's character. What's his name? We don't even know he can. Billy Batson billy like what's but creates and then kind of stumbles his way into create a children's show with that character so the character lives on right but it is a thing that like so I I I'm fine with whatever Pronoun we WANNA use for doubtfire That said is there a world where a man in address this idea like first off. Let's define that. What is the man an address trump? Like what is that. I think it's like a question I mean I think that it's it's certainly something that was quote unquote funny or used for humor. Prior to Mrs Doubtfire like Mrs Doubtfire. It did not invent that. I mean you know the reason we're supposed to laugh at corporal. Klinger is because it's an address In so oh because it's also not drag either like especially not in this context. I think like drag. It's not like one it's dragged people are in on the fact that it's dragged like this is specifically to achieve An and that depends on certain parties. Not Finding out that this is a man address. So what is the man address. I mean I think whenever it started and I don't know what it what it started with it goes back to ancient Greeks playing with gender under I don't know but initially I'm sure it's something were meant to sort of laugh at and then Mrs doubtfire take that and it's like okay. We can still laugh at it but there's a really like quote unquote wholesome idea behind it. Which is just a dad who wants his kids kids back and that makes it more awful? Yeah actually I think so much of this. The man in address as a trope as a thing that people go to both like specifically for comedy is reliant on the fact that the man doesn't want to be an address And that he's doing it for a reason as opposed to just wanting to wear a dress like I I want to affirm men want two addresses. Yes please do Shirt create more media. where straight servicemen? Just wear dresses Graham Star Trek. The next generation did that for a little while and they've got that Unisex like all of their clothing is Unisex Yeah But it is a thing where and this has been like. It's almost ageless. This idea of deriving comedy from The idea that that is a man that is a man wearing address and that therefore his funny and yeah. I'm here for comedy that is inclusive of men who want to wear dresses and I am very against the idea that Like we should in some way they say like Oh man wearing addresses just bad because it's like no that's how a lot of like that's how a lot of early transport like myself included kind of experimented and figured it out like okay. Oh okay like yeah this this is actually kinda great. I like this. This is me and then you learned from there and then you figure things out so I more than anything else I wanted. Go on this tangent to make sure that we're sort of stating just because a man is wearing address does not mean it's funny does not mean that it's bad is that they are less than in any way shape you perform and I think that's where a lot of that man and address humor comes from. Yeah you're super super super right and as we're talking about it I mean I'll just say that that as a child like trying on my mom's dresses was really important for me to do and for me. It was about like feeling willingly clothing. And and feeling the feeling of you know this this object that I wasn't supposed to really identify with but yet I I did I mean that that was really really important to my development so so absolutely one hundred percent with you there I I think that when we talk about the man and address gag as opposed to men and dresses which can have a variety of Significance of but the man address gag being a joke. I think actually has more to do. I mean it certainly transphobic phobic but it has to do with also just viewing women and feminine things as less than because I feel like in addition into being transphobic Mrs Doubtfire. The movie is heavily. Sexist I mean. We don't even get to the dress part until a ways in that actually surprised me how long it took us to get to that dress because up until then every woman we meet is like frigid or like not not fun or just somehow neglectful of family and love and you know the only the only woman in who are a little bit outside of that are the two female kids but even the older of the two is having moments where she starting to like a little calder. And like it's it's really this. This movie has a huge. Like woman respects the problem. I think I think just the idea of character in general in this movie. It almost feels like they didn't know what they wanted from. The characters characters who the characters were and in some ways like it actually in some ways it kind of worked. Because I didn't ever fully hate the mother. Mother hates Pierce Brosnan. Even like there's a lot of things that like by the end it's like yeah these two characters spoilers for Mrs Doubtfire Robin Williams. His ex wife shouldn't get back together right at all at all. She's right says is right. Yeah he's been terrible and the only thing Mrs doubtfire proves when he puts outfit is that he knew all along what can do in order to keep this family together like as soon as you put the Mrs doubtfire things like. Oh I guess I should cook healthy food and like you could have done that before for you could have easily opened up a cookbook buddy. Yes because it did it and okay and so she'll must switches immediately the second that they are divorced and she's there to pick up the kids and yes she drop them off in our late and she's there an hour early and she's having a hard time because you know she's still like the two of them. Were both getting to understand this whole like all right. Well we gotta do a bunch of other like th I it. It up ended both of their lives and a lot of ways put she is just this unrepentant. Just like A- are they. Why aren't they ready at? Come on come on. Oh this place looks nice. It's just like fuck you I get it I get it like. I've never gone through a divorce. I don't know what it's it's like. I don't know how the relationships like I. It's not a thing I have felt myself but at the same time it's just like wow the the producers really wanted us to immediately radiantly like understand at first and then hate her and then kind of like ultimately we had to get on board with the.
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"mrs g" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"You guys ever think that. Like of all the crazy steps you guys had to take to get to the end goal which I assume was being in. WB champion all kinds of stuff. Did you ever think that the reality TV show thing thing would be a part of the journey. No no I said Once I got done with the real world and I got done with the five challenges I did. I said I'm never doing reality again. Dan Briggs back in the day In two thousand when you're on a reality show when you come to L. A. You are nothing you are nobody you were hack. Yeah and you shouldn't be on on TV and everyone hated you. Yep and so you know that's kind of the mentality I had through reality and then going through. WWe You kind of try to almost. Get not not. Get rid of the stigma. Because I was always a person that I was proud of where I came from I was proud of being on the real world proud of being on the challenges no matter what anyone said And being a wwe superstar Yukon venturing away. I felt like I was elevating myself doing the dream that I wanted to do. And we actually got offered You know to do a reality show about four years ago And we said no well because it was one of those things like I still have that stigma and then I then we started sitting down and we started talking about it. We are like look. Everything's a reality show. Nowadays facebook instagram twitter. The biggest stars in the world bashing the wrong. You know what they're doing. It's not only that. But the Rock Kevin Hart. I know exactly what they're doing when they're doing. They're all over instagram. They're they're they're instagram. is the reality show And so oh I love reality show. And if I said look if we can be executive producers of the show and we have a say in everything that goes on and me and her we we talked about this. We said look sometimes in reality. The Best Reality TV are the ones Riga butterflies. And you're like man. I don't know if I want this on. TV It's like the march ships chips. That's what people wanna see and so we were like are we willing to let it all out there. Yeah let her entire lives out there and just go for it and we said Yeah and I think we're. We're pretty happy that we did. Because the show's success becoming goodguys wishes weird and and people like Amari's he's so cute and adorable on my wife. Thought I want to know. My wife is cuter doorbell but like I never would expect people to say she's cute and adorable. It was always. He's like oh she's be like that's the kind of thing like that people would say well. Congratulations on getting the EP. The show because that's not an easy thing to do very very difficult. Yeah everything you guys have done. you've taken the next level which is super impressive. So make sure you watch Ms and Mrs Wednesday nights ten nine central on USA. I've had to be respectful of your time because I think we could do this for a while but Thank you so much for coming on the wells cast. Thanks for the thanks. Ravenous you guys are stories are are just crazy and so inspiring so Again thank you Before you go. Can we do rapid-fire thing. Let's do it okay. So who's first then or is it both with the ladies first okay Rapid fire in the wells cast who I kissed. Kiss my first kiss. I was fifteen jeff girlfriend girlfriend. She asked the guy's name French. Jeff is like that's already.
"mrs g" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"That. I play basketball. Football played all the sports. Every sport. There is But I never I was never never like amazing. I was a captain of team but I was the best player. I was just the most vocal and I guess I'm I guess I was pretty good leader. Yeah and so. I think that's where my my my I don't know I'm just very determined. Yeah this is why I love this show Doing this show in finding this stuff out because I I would out of assumed that you grew up as a high school wrestler. No and the MS was a joke thing. You didn't high school and college narrowly when the real world and you did this thing thing and that's not even the case at all now. You had one little window of opportunity after having the spotlight shines on you and you took it and you ran and that's bonkers jonkers stories bonkers right well you know. It's funny like when I went onto the real world then on our on the challenges I was like all right. How can I get? WWe To notice me. Yeah so I would. I would make shirts and hats and on every challenge by the way I was the reason that no one was allowed to do this anymore because for three seasons I would bring shirts and everyone would wear my shirts and not the colors that they were supposed to wear for their teams and everyone supported me like in. That's rare by the way whenever you're on a show and everyone usually gets jealous like oh I wanna be the center attention. I want this. Everyone that was on. Those challenges would wear my shirts shirts. They were supportive of me becoming. WWe superstar we always thought was really really cool them and MTV. Gave me my start and allowed me to do that which I did open door for wwe. I tried out for tough enough and tough enough. Wouldn't let me do it when I was on. MTV which is something that a lot of people don't know about route. So I tried out for the second season tough enough and they said you can't you can't try out because you're on. MTV already contractual obligation. Then you weren't allowed to be on three different shows. You had to be on one show that was it. That was all you're allowed to do and so then finally tough enough went under the CW. And I was like can I try out now. And they're like yeah. You can try out so I tried out for tough enough. which if the winner gets A? WW contract didn't win but impressed the exact so much that they gave me a developmental. It contract to go to deep south wrestling in McDonough Georgia. Wow and then. Six months later I was in Louisville at Ohio valley wrestling by the way at deep south wrestling. The first ever heavyweight champion really. Yeah believe it or not okay. That was lot lot of stuff last night. It was by the way. US One question. I went for an hour. Are I know that that's but that's so cool like you know so many people out there. I get this question a lot too. It's like so many people just want to be famous for famous saker. Whatever or a celebrity or well known or whatever but what everyone forgets about is there's a lot of frequent work that goes into it? You know a lot of work. I mean that's like you guys are stories both are equally inspiring and and crazy in bonkers and is just amazing. So thank you for sharing that that was yeah that was dope. I do want to talk about your show. Tell me about I think you just got the show. That's exactly what the show is. I mean it's MS and Mrs it's on the USA network Wednesdays at ten PM immediately following an exte- on the network and we love it. It's one of those shows that we just. We laugh when whenever we do it. Yeah we can analyzed at each other. Yeah and it brought my whole family together because be on the road for almost fourteen years. I've never seen so many things that we missed. You know My sister had kids like marriages and the parties. And all those big things in life you know only Christmas would be on the road so this is great because I get to see I mean my mom is nuts but it's my dad Who you will get to get to know a lot on season to this this season to my dad you know he I go dad? Do you WANNA come to La. You know you know. We just had a baby Madison she's three and a half months old. My my dad still doesn't matter and I was like Dad. You WANNA come to L. A.. Meet meet your your your grandchild and he was like. Are you filming and I go no. We're not filming. He goes well. I'll do it whenever you know something important comes along. What more what is more important than your grandchild? What she can't do anything like she's just laying there you know like because do it when you guys are filming and we can all do it then and I'm like so? My Dad loves the show tonight. Her mom was a show. It's brought our family together really. Yeah it really did. A lot of people It kind of pushes away families our family it is brought together and has made us so much closer. That's because that is definitely not the norm when it comes to reality and we get to be where kids I can be with both of them because we're filming home so it's great to be on the road which I miss being on the road also. Yeah but at at the same time you know this is great shows not about like drama either. It's more about comedy and our drama is filled with just laughter. After because that's kind of it really. Is that way like we. Just sit there and look at our lives we go. Wow this is ridiculous. Yeah and this is normal with the parents that we I have well in spite of them are now we say. Why normal normal? I don't know how.
"mrs g" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"Everything up until getting onto real world merit well. I was born in Cleveland in Ohio on October. Eighth nineteen just so so I went to high school at Normandy. High School in Parma. Ohio and I grew up in a middle class Kind of atmosphere and I went to Miami of Ohio I was in a fraternity called Beta Chi and I'll never forget like expert. Yeah Oxford Oxford Ohio as a school in Oxford Mississippi. Look at that look at that. Just two peas and Apo- ah so I You know I always watch real world like back in the day real world was the show. I mean there wasn't many reality shows out there. There was survivor. Big Brother other cops and real world. That was it there. There wasn't all these different things like there was. Internet wasn't as popular as it is. There's no youtube instagram twitter. I know all the kids out there. Like what you gotta be kidding me but yeah back in our day you know we just had that and people would try out like people would come out like like there was like sixty thousand people for macy's and trying out so the way I had it was I was in data guy. I was enjoying college. I wasn't really enjoying the classes I was enjoying join everything else and I I saw it on TV and it was like try out for the real world. That's like I want to try out. Yeah everyone made fun of me. Everyone's like you're gonNA move good. How you you would stand you out from all these people like? I don't know I remember putting on I I would always have a camera with me and it was one of those. VHS kind of cameras and the way you would add it was to VCR's together and you'd put the wires in connect the wires and you press play and record in. That's how I edited my my my audition tate. Yeah and so I sending the audition tape. Everyone made fun of me at my fraternity. But they were supportive. You know. But they're they're kinda bussing my you know whatever and so they So then they called. Wait hold on. What was on your your audition video? Oh just I would videotape all of our parties. Okay me sitting down just talking to them saying like who I am Just a little bit about myself. You know that Kinda thing but had the MS made an appearance of the MS the MS debuted on on on the real world Becca York season ten so I did. I did the audition tape. And they must have liked it because they sent this. They called me and said. Hey We'd like you to fill out this application. Sure thinking an application would be one page to page fifty page application asking everything and anything about my life filled the whole thing out and once I filled that out one of my buddies is like dude. I WANNA try out so bad now. One of the people that was like dude. I don't know you can't believe you're trying out. Yeah I want to try out is like well. They're doing an open casting call in Detroit. I'll go with you. So we drove up the Detroit and we went to the open casting call and this time the you know there are thousands upon thousands. We waited in line. Four o'clock morning Detroit. It was like you know I think it was during the winter so it was freezing using cold and we make it up into these little group. It's like ten people in a group and they just ask you questions you know and I I answer the question and ended up happening where I made it to the next round again so I had to do another fifty page application the same fifty fifty page application. I just did but my friend had to wait for me. Because he didn't make it to that next round so then the next round for that was I had a video camera. That was videotaping me. I had them on speakerphone and I had to look into the camera while answering all the questions they would ask me and so I did that and these were the days as before a camera phone people by the way so did that twice just to abuse one two thousand okay and so then I was twenty two years old and so then did those two and then I did in in person interviewed in an personnel view is in Detroit so went back up to Detroit drove up it was like four hour drive and Before my interview. You're going to wait a little bit so I sat down with like ten girls that were going to their prom or something like that and I was just hanging. I didn't never met these people before what's going on. What's going on over here and just started sitting down talking to him not thinking that? Wow this looks really good when you know. The producer comes down literally goes wait. How did you meet these people? I met him and it ended up happening. where I I I went up to the interview and I was always always like. Why are people always crying on these shows? Like your honor show. You're having fine like you're in a house. That was the first time I realized. Wow now I get get why people cry on TV like how because they get you like the questions that they ask you know Kinda get deep seated and you go. Whoa like you really find find find out about yourself and so after I was driving home I was like wow like this would be a great show for me because it really kind of opened me up and Kinda and found some issues that I didn't even know I had so then got to Back to my people and went onto a casting special once I did the casting special This is the first time that they would have The people from real world and road rules and it was like twenty eight people in Palm Palm Springs was the first time in only time they would ever do this three the days and we would literally just be living like you would on the real world or road rules and you don't know what show you're going to be on your show you're GonNa get on a show. Are they uh-huh they're only owning it all again. They're filming everything and they have little Things that we would do Just to get to know you how you do on the show and then finally Out of the twenty eight people I I made it onto one of the shows. Yeah so this was three months. He told me I was tell anyone not even my parents. Didn't wow am I'm like my parents are like Whoa. You're going back to school. No I'm going to do this thing. Yeah whoa where and I'm like. I can't tell you anything because by the way my but my parents are big mouth and we know their big mouths and I didn't want to ruin this opportunity like this is something that I wanted to do and I have the opportunity to do it. Yeah this was crazy like I'm going to be on the real world like the one of the biggest shows on TV. At the time I get to do it whether it was rural the rural. I didn't know I flew to New York. First time flying in Newark ever went stayed in. There's a hotel in Stanton Island. The gimme a pager and they said Hey we're gonNA page you when we paid you. You need to call the number and we'll tell you what you're gonNA do next and I'm like what okay so I'm sitting there waiting. I'm thinking like there's cameras in the room. I don't know what's happening. You know what I mean so finally we are your parents like this. Sounds like a colt and no one could have certain parents. Let me do kind of whatever the hell like. They they knew like I'm I'm a good kid and I. They knew that I just go after things. Yeah and so they just thought it was one of the things that I was going after. Yeah and so went there and Yeah I got a page that said meet on this ferry. You're you might be one of your key cast members there we don't know so I'm standing there and I see one of the people on the casting special go. I guess we're roommates. Yeah then it says you need to go to six thirty to Hudson. So I'm like six hundred thousand either. RV is going to be there. And I'm on the road. Rules or House House is going to be there. And I'm on the real world and get to the house and honestly there was like four of us there and we're like are we on the road. We still don't know this really happening. Like what's going going on like the way they edit. It was amazing like we were. We had no idea if we're on the real world still we're like really. Is this the house we pick our bed or is there going to be an RV pulling up and then we have to fight for it or something like what's going on. Yeah and finally. I realized that I was one of the cast members on the real world back to New York and I was like I couldn't believe it and the way the MS came about was when I was on the real world. I was the outcast. Nobody really like. This is the first time that I've ever been an outcast. Like I've usually am able to adapt to whatever situation I need to adapt. I'm pretty good at being a chameleon and kind of adapting to my environment. But this one was different and I'm loud obnoxious noxious and sometimes I rub people. The wrong way rubbed everyone the wrong way in my in my household and so it took a long time to where I was like everyone just it felt like I was kept on. I'm getting picked on and picked on not bullied but it was just one of those things like I just. Nobody liked me. Yeah so I just created this character called the MS where I didn't care what people thought anymore and I was just GonNa say and do whatever the hell I wanted whenever I wanted and the MS was and it was the Ms. It wasn't Mike and ended up happening. Where the MS is got more respect and light better than Mike did on the show and the cast members and the MS was my outlet to basically kind of get in with my roommates in them to kind of learn who I am and what? It was almost like a self preservation down tactic. I guess you can say for sure created this alter ego because you're feeling ostracized. Yeah and not only that but it's a different environment. I'm in New York City from Parma. I'm Ohio like I've never ventured out there. And then and then not only that like you have cameras on you all the time. Whenever I wanted to leave I had to call the bat phone? Yeah we had a thing called the a bat phone where you call up and beg. Hey I'm leaving all right. Give us ten minutes. We're GONNA come with you and we're and you have cameras just walking right and you can't tell anyone on. The rule is a man as commercial. That's that's through. We have to make up these things where we commercials. It's funny talking about it because you don't is beyond the misses. The first person I met when I came to La Tuition. And then I got. I thought thought he was like like really annoying. And then I got to To meet Mike and I was like. Wow this guy's Freddie cool but then he goes back into MS Oh my goodness I flip on and off. Yeah I flip it on and off. It's kind of like a a thing that like so when I got off the real world. They like like everyone wanted them is. And by the way the MS on the real world one episode twenty two episodes. I remember that episode so vivid amazing a lot. A lot of people did like from that episode on. I was no longer Mike. I was the MS do them is do the MS do them as do the MS and then I would do all these challenges where I was like. You know what I'm going to turn this into reality I moved to I. I never forget like sitting back in Parma Ohio coming back from the real world and looking in the mirror and saying well what do you want to do with your life. What do you want to do now and I never forget? There was like on my shelf like a rock. The Rock like action figure. Oh yeah that was like. I'm going to become a w superstar and you can only imagine. Imagine when you tell your parents you're going to be a WPRO back to Miami of Ohio. Yeah you know. And so My parents didn't want me to do it like a lot of people. Were laughing at me because it's like I wasn't six five. Yeah I was in three hundred pounds of pure solid muscle. But I was going to do it so I moved to. La Founder independent wrestling. School out. There I out here and then I went to Improv. Oh classes acting classes because I wanted to make sure I had all the tools that I needed to make sure that I could be a success. And then I got like a Dietitian Asian. I had a person training me to work out so I was working out properly so I wanted to make sure I had everything in place to win. You know it's luck is win opportunity thirty in preparation meat and I wanted to be prepared as I possibly could for that opportunity. Were you a wrestler. But did you rest school now. We're like she did do nothing like that. I play basketball. Football played all the sports. Every sport. There is But I never I was never never like amazing. I was a captain of team but I was the best player..
"mrs g" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"I heard it so I'm like what the thousand five but You know like about a year later we met at one of the shows in We cheat at Kansas which saw which we Cheetah whatever your preference she is so much more often right right came up with the original so my father actually is from what Shida mets this year. One hundred percent. You're never going to call it wichita ever again we cheat so you run into Cheetah. Well you can't invite me invited me out I did invite you out. We didn't talk Anyway we can't even talk about that we'll know so so I invited her out and a bunch of the WBZ stars were all there everyone. It's Kinda where everyone was meeting. Yeah and she kind of sad at another table and I was at another table and then at the end when it was done and over with you know with W W we usually have like six. AM flights so you go to the You know by the time it's two. AM If two hours to get to your flight so you have two hours to spare you either go to the hotel or so. He was trying. I was driving Back to the hotel. Go get my my my bags and Mike Calls me. Ingles Mary's pullover right now pullover pulver and I'm like okay. Cy Polo very rarely speaks English. And anything like What's going on what's going on so I just pull over in the kind of ended up like in the parking lot of a porn shop? It's it was adult toys Shop is that where you wanted. I thought it'd be fun. Who Needs Denny's at three o'clock when you get an adult toy store you know? Yeah so I'm with the guy and I barely know and the mental nowhere in Chita and it's like three in the morning we walk into this place and there's like one of those toys that like you hang on like you know like one of those chairs yet like swing inch swing and she was like I could just see in her face. This was not not working very well to my benefit. Our thinking. This'll be fun. Oh this that she was not having it so we ended up staying in that parking lot and talking for like two hours and I'll never forget leaving that conversation thinking if I could only find a girl like this Everything would be perfect. It'd be great flew back to La and went to Barnes and noble unlike was looking for a French book to learn how to speak French by the way she didn't speak much English but just didn't know like the vibe in here some of the things that she said I was just like I was wild. I was floored. Thanks thirteen years later. He does not speak French. Yeah still still worked out for your English. This is amazing. All right okay. So that's an amazing story. But like I wanNA know how you got from where you came from from to that interview or you met him the first time. Well I used to watch the show with my friends back home and you know every year they would do the surge urge and I remember them telling him as you should try out and I was like I can't go over there Eric Angle to L. A.. I'm in Montreal Canada. You know when you're younger you're in the different country tree. You don't speak the language this is one of the biggest company in the world where you have to be able to grab a microphone. Speak the live crowd. No joke you know so I was like guys is this is just crazy but the The just kept going and they did a video of me Talking the camera they they were holding signs Audition I have coupons knows. I did a few takes. This is low. They put it together and send it to Stamford Connecticut. got a phone call back from the casting department and the asked me to come to la condition. And I was like wait. Wait wait did. Wasn't there a story where you You couldn't be from Montreal but you could be like from New Brunswick or something like that. Because the diva search at the time you could win a quarter million dollars. Yeah so Quebec is like it's different government. It's separate than Canada so Quebec cannot be lake part of it Excluded so what I did is windy called me. I called like five minutes after I call my mom. I said listen. They're are asking me for my driver's license right now. Because I'm not supposed to be. You know they want to check my address where I live so I said we need to get in the car right now and drive down to New Brunswick at at nine. Am tomorrow morning. We have to be at the driver's license. DMV and in and you driver's license would any address from there and a lot of my family live over there. So Oh I was like. How far is this Dr? It's eight hours. Yeah so she drove eight hours after hearing this phone call and was like I know in by the way she did this like i. I think it's so amazing that like you're from Montreal. You don't speak English and you see an opportunity and even though you're not allowed to do it you're still going to do it and you're gonNA figure out a way to to see how it's going to get caught at some point. I was like I'm still getting in like this. Is My chance you know so at nine am I was at the DMV. I'm V got my license the same day I fags them photocopy of its and Like wow it was issued today interesting. Yeah he didn't he didn't say anything right away eventually became the main they were like marines. You know what's the deal with this and they got real good guys Bari. I'm Kinda from there. My Mom's from there So yeah and I mean there's so much to say I'm like where do I go this but Yeah it's the beginning of everything so we're beginning of my career the beginning of me no now meeting my husband like it wasn't from this addition in La. I would have never met him. Yeah so it's kind of like all those things crazy things that you do that brings you to lay a point where it all started. It's crazy because I was in Marina del Rey when you when we first met and that's where we We went back when he proposed to meet to consider the place where I met the the porn store no later so we we did. We did the casting at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey. Yeah and so. I tried to rent out that same room. That Same Room Cost Twenty thousand doc massive bench in Lake so I went back there and I was like listen. I'm going to ask that we. I told them the whole story. They're like listen. The door may or may not be over. I need it for five minutes. That's all I need it for five minutes. And so we get in there and people were like cleaning up or something saying and it was kind of cute. Actually we get in there. I propose and they the people that were cleaning up Kinda brought Champagne It was Kinda it was Kinda Nice I was GonNa look all queues and be like Oh highly just bawling like oh my goodness you know like your face terrible. Did you have a photographer offer on hand. No I take mad selfie so before before we move on to the MS is because your story. I've followed for quite some time. I I wanted to like what what made you want to do this. These were you a dancer. Were you. wrestler wrestler beforehand. Were you WanNa try my my dad. Put Me and judo and karate classes on his five. Yeah and just like I just love the entertainment in part of it. I love this story. Lines the AG things only lights that costume like act and as you have to be an leaf yes is kind of like the combination of all. That got together is perfect. That's why my friends back home. We're like Murray's this is for you you have to do it. It is Maurice. You have to go and worked out but It was hard. I ended up being in developmental For about a year and a half and Ws Performance Center time where Louisville Kentucky. That was really ridiculous killers because Montreal to Louisville Kentucky and I was I did not really fit. Yeah it was just one after another you know and I ended up in in wrestling school. And I remember just you know like left and right. I remember putting a rubber band on my left wrist because this was left like yeah. I could not remember left and right so I had to do that. Your mom has trouble with that to every time I go left she goes right and I'm like what are you doing. But it's all those little like stories. It's pretty weird thing. Just give me a couple of minutes on what the Development School in Louisville Kentucky is like. Oh Boy I used to go every day from Monday to Friday. Eight am to five PM. Are you staying in a dorm with other recruit. I had in the parliament over there so I had an apartment It's crazy because when I moved into Louisville Kentucky Mike moved out back to La. So Mike was there one year before me. Okay this is crazy. We're just falling each other but yeah it was over there for lake about a year from Five days a week. Eight to five eight six sakes just wrestling learning the craft and learning. You know how to cut a promo learning how to speak English. Yeah Yeah Yeah I imagine physically. It's extremely grueling Lights lights are are you like I'm thinking of like Rudy like you're always hurt like bandaging up ever get used to it really. I think that's why you stop wrestling for three weeks. Aches and go back and all my God. This is bad. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah that's crazy there was I think it was. I was really young and I really wanted to do this. This and everyone thought I was gonNA leave after two weeks. Yeah and you do not know I I never left. You're like guys I drove eight hours to New Brunswick I was GONNA stop stop now honesty. A lot of people have been you know. It's it's one of those things like the best advice ever got. I asked to Billy Kidman. I saw him at the playboy the mansion here and I was like Oh man I was in. I was like an independent wrestling schools. Like hey what's your best advice news like stick with it now. It's like that's it. Yeah but it's the best advice I've ever gotten because a lot of people you know. There's a lot of sacrifice you're GONNA have a lot of hardships mentally physically and you know whether it's you know. Relationships chips are. There's so many things that can venture you away from your dream or what you WanNa do and it's all a matter of trying to stick with it. Yeah I'm still true. Yeah you hear that like in the NFL the best abilities availability. Like you gotta actually be in it wanting one a do it. You know like you heart has to be DNA and just do it for like I'm just GonNa try to south. That does not work. Yeah okay so I mean like just hearing your story. I like a romantic and like big big fat guy you I know but like that was the most like fate draw. Drew you to together story that I've heard like a long long time. Isn't it beautiful. Thank you we're like we're getting so cheesy. Nobody's good though 'cause you because Rahm Romances cheesy easy you know a little bit. Yeah that's true and it's not easy. I'm friends I'm French guys so to your romances. Just like ingrained rained inside edith. Okay mic I am a big real world fan are you. I am I try out. it's so funny. I did in college. What season was it? I so I was. I was in college from two thousand to two thousand seven so it was sometime sometime in there and I remember. They came to a bar they came to. I think they came to the library. That was the name of the bar everyone had a library in college. Yeah so your parents are looking looking your credit card like yeah you know the library a lot of really expensive these days but I remember they had a casting in call at the bar and you know they put you in front of Camera Sabar so wasted and I said the dumbest things and make it. Well here's the thing. I was a radio. Dj In College. That's what I was going to school for. So then they came back. They found out that the thing I said that in the interview so then they came in like interviewed me in studio like doing my show and I was like I totally got this thing and you're but the thing was that school Mississippi and they were looking for southern guys but I'm from California so when they found out where I was from I think that's when or I don't know the sixty thousand people try back then. Yeah you know seven make it so but I remember your season. I remember the probably wasn't the beginning of I remember you doing you like the the Ms bit there to everyone and kind of like annoying people and and I will say this. 'cause I obviously come from the reality world too two. I have the utmost respect for people that are able to turn that little like flash-in-the-pan fifteen seconds into this huge thing. So hats off to you. 'cause as you took one thing that I think everyone thought was just a joke and turn it into this giant career so well thank you awesome job. I.
"mrs g" Discussed on Pratt Cast
"Archaic laws right. Now that it's traditions. That men should pay women will do the reach. The fake reach is one of those things that people like to ignore. You can binge all the episodes now on apple podcasts. The IHEARTRADIO APP or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome back to the wells cast Very excited for the show today because we have the MS is and the Mrs on the show Mike Anne Marie. So are you guys. Good how are you. I'm doing great. You're very excited I damage. I'm excited because well off air. We discovered that. I don't have a wikipedia. You do not and I I did not believe it. I know it was like everyone. That's been on like the bachelor has to know to not you. We're a dime a dozen and I feel like everyone. Besides you has one. I imagine bachelor. Bob Has one Bob Guiney. Yeah for sure I mean. I'm not no shame against Bob Guineas one for guy I feel like I'm the least thirsty of all of them and so oh I just hand your own podcast obviously real thirsty. Hey I have a lot of course bachelor Bob has one I. I have like three podcasts. All right I'm just really trying to school in popular every last. Drop a juice out of this lemon all right because my fifty minutes was up like three seasons ago. Let's be fair I I am really excited to have you guys on the show and I want to talk about. I mean you guys have like a television show But I don't know if anyone told you the premise of this show. So the idea for the show is I am obsessed with finding out how people got to the point where they need Kapadia page. I love origin stories. Because it's all well and good to know about someone when they're famous but what's the blueprint to getting there. How did you what what hurls Je jump over no boy briefs has got a huge story for you? Yeah so I wanted to our. I wanted to this. It's a long form podcast but one study now so but I want to. I want to hear both your is a story so whoever wants to start I I just WanNa start like where you from. Whoever wants to go first go for a white question is like hung do you have? We got about forty seven minutes really ever take you go to. Where are you from Marie? Goodness Montreal Canada okay. Honestly where are you from Lavar Berry go. Where's that name thing? It's twenty minutes. No it's north. It's it's like me saying I'm from Cleveland. But I'm from Parma. It's the same thing it's well. It's not okay on the.
"mrs g" Discussed on The Strategerist
"Come visit the Bush Center for Christmas you'll get to see what those decorations were in two thousand seven Christmas in the national parks. What kind of what kind of ornaments and decorations to tell us what we used A? We sent out actually a big balls and Estevan American artists to decorate them with a painting of their favorite National Park. Our National Park. That was close to them or that was in some part of the a country where we lived and so we have those as well and then of course we did ever sort of natural decorations like many people would using pine cones in Magnolia leaves. And the things that you might be able to just get in your own yard like in a natural way like like you would if you wanted to visit a national show park. It's GONNA be beautiful. I'm really really excited about it. Mrs Bush just on the Christmas themed for a minute such a magnificent memory timid all the memories and the White House what are some of the With all the bushes came to town and everyone went to Camp David or some of your memories from the White House years. One thing I remember is there's a group of people they're just volunteers who decorate for the White House every year decorate the put up all the decorations and they come in sort sort of around the country a number of our florist who already have decoration. You know skill in being able to decorate but they decorate from year to year. They're not necessarily supporters of whoever the president is that lives there but but it was really fun to have them come in and I remember remember that one year when we use that fake quite snow. You'll you'll have seen it. That kind of you shake out of the box was piled up under the one of the Christmas trees. I use it. They decorated then. They SORTA had snow fight at the end of the decorations. There but then what we always did was go to Camp David so I know we have a record that no other family will ever hold because we Bennett Camp David for Christmas for four years. When George's dad was president and then Then for the eight years that we were there all the Bush family came to Camp David and it was the perfect place to be there for Christmas. It led the White House. The people that work at the White House off for the holidays and the people at Camp David are stationed there. It's a military base. It's actually a navy base which is odd because it's not on the water but when it was founded during the time of Franklin Roosevelt the crew from the presidential yacht were the ones that staff to Camp David and they were navy at. There's no longer a presidential yacht but there is still of course Camp David so we were with The families that were stationed there so they were there with their own children in their parents their wives and husbands and we had always had Christmas Eve Church service at the Little Church there at Camp David with them and there was something very special about getting to be with members of the military there at Camp David Well and the national park system that that is the base of all of this to they. Don't I think everyone thinks to them is just taking care of Yosemite in the Grand Canyon but they also do the the national monuments and the White House. And the Alamo and even like I'm GonNa get this name wrong so correct me here Popa Magoo. Yeah that's exactly it. which now McCook is a national marine monument that President Bush designated in the northwestern Hawaiian silence and I got to go there? It's so far in the northwestern Pacific way up there that it's a long flight even from Honolulu up up to Papa. Now McKay Midway Island is one of the islands and Midway Island has You know a landing strip and everything because it was a refueling refueling spot during World War Two with planes that flew from the United States toward Japan. So it's the only one of the northwestern Hawaiian Y in islands. That actually has a landing spot but I did have a chance after George Name. Bid is a national marine monument. Had the chance to go there and see it but why why is it so important that we protect our oceans and assets like Honda Mokaba. Okay thank you for bailing the added. Thank you well. This is one of the things we saw when we were there. There is a very large bird the lace on Albatross that nest up there. In the northwestern North Western Hawaiian islands they nest on the ground. They don't have any natural predators that are there on these remote islands. And so these as little babies were waiting little baby lace on Albatross. Chicks were in their nest and their parents go off and fish for squid on top of the ocean and then come back that can feed their chicks. And so every once in awhile. There'd be a little dead chick and we'd look at it and when we opened it up we'd see that the parents hadn't comeback with squid but they'd come back with plastic bottle caps in toothbrushes little plastic toys and just the plastic. That's out there in that in that remote part of the ocean and of course it's not all from the United States it's from Asia from many parts of the world but we saw the effects of plastic in this most remote place. You can imagine now not every little albatross was dead. Obviously there that grew up. And and you know this big great big lice on Albatross. But still it was a reminder of how small our world is now and how important it is that we all pay attention to what we do that what we do can make an effect you know when whatever we throw out washes down to the river and then washes out to sea and so it's important for us to try to conserve our beautiful world. We only have one plan. That's right and it's interesting because that's on the one hand that's this remote island that you and President Bush care so much about and also just your own literal backyard. Kyar Prairie Chapel ranch is an is another conservation example. When it's right on we're about either for the w one hundred that's right? We're about to go. Georgia think goes tonight to WHO The ranch and then I'll go tomorrow after the Bush Foundation Board meeting this weekend he's hosted warriors wounded warriors for the bike rides at our rats. We have a a lot of bike trails that have been built over the years. They're a new group of warriors will ride with him and then the alums who've written with him in other ears can join on the second day and ride with him too so I think that'll be a lot of fun. But one of the things we have done it. Iran's she's trying to restore the prairie that was there the native prairie that would have been there and of course it was gone because he'd been farmed the area around Waco. Oh which was a cotton producing area. And that's the farmers that we bought our property farm from at plotted but we've spent the all the years since we bought it about ten years. Now I guess we've owned it or maybe slightly longer. First plowing up the non native grass over and over year after year a year after year until we finally really got rid of it and then using these little seed from these little remnants of intact prairie that are native with grass man. That helps us at at ratchet bought up and so now we probably a little over one hundred acres of ninety prairie which means we've seen quayle again again at our ranch and we're not quite in the quail area of Texas but but we do have them because they're ground nesters they're dependent on prairies nice to nest and we've gotten to see those plus we're just proud to have it now. We have. We can met. Hey are native prairie so now we have our own native. I'd say it can continue. Adding more acreage is As we can Mrs. You've taken this idea this innovative idea of bringing Texas back to nature when you founded Texan by nature. And can you tell us just a little bit about that. Well when I moved home from the White House with this same group of France some of from where the My friend Midland friends. That a hike with Several of them are ranch. Women that grew up on the big ranches of Texas the Armstrong ranch in south South Texas Ranches Round Albany. We all joined together to try to encourage people to use native plants in everywhere in their landscapes in their churchyards wherever you can plan it and especially we wanted them to plant the milkweed. The native and low porn milkweed that monarch butterflies depend end upon to where they lay their cocoons as they migrate towards Canada for the summer and then fly back down in the winter toward Mexico coat the breeding grounds at the Monarch Butterfly. So we've worked with a lot of groups. A lot of corporations that have corporate campuses is a hundred and forty acres are so have gotten together and started to plant this antelope porn milk. Wait in one of a defense contact tractor out of close to Austin now. They're keeping bees even because they know how important it is for Po- for US ahead pollinators. We couldn't have agriculture culture if we didn't have pollinators and it's very important that we That we continue to make sure that we have enough native plants around round For the pollinators that are dependent especially then of course the monarch butterfly and as you can see sort of shape of Texas were the actual flyway of the Monarch Butterfly up from Mexico up to Canada and then back back as they fly back down. They fly in successive generations. They only live about nine days so they have to have the end low part beltway to put their coon on for the next generation. which is why it's really important? And of course nearly all of that mid part of the United States has been plowed because it's the agriculture belt. I mean we were dependent on it to write That's how we eat. But there are ways we can mitigate at the destruction to the milkweed to the end obviously slate to the monarch butterfly. You see these headlines every now and then of of in be counter down and butterfly counselor down. It's such a delicate cycle. That really is is. And that's why it's important to make sure you plant some native plants in your yard or in your on your corporate campuses like these companies around around Austin or doing or in your churchyards and so that's what Texan by nature is which is to try to encourage people to use native plants and of course they're the ones that thrive if they do the best In our pretty unforgiving atmosphere that we have here in Texas our weather I should say taught hot in December called in so as we as we get ready to wrap here I think we. We've gotTA know. We've talked so much about national parks and you've been to. So how many national parks. So which one do you think parents should take their children to which we go to. What do you think well? I think you should go to your closest national park. Find out which park is close to you. find out your national historic sites that are in your neighborhoods which are also part of the national park system and visit those and certainly the parents we the trip that we would make for Midland would be to the to the big band which is our big great big huge national park down at the band of taxes. This is but then also to San Antonio to visit the Alamo and all those things that Texans like to do and you might not know it but the Alamo's national historic site right so Research and find out what are the ones closest to you and take your children to those first and then give them the opportunity to visit others versus. They grow up that I think that's a perfect message ended on Mrs Bush thank you so much for news. We know you're busy and it's an incredible treat..