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Gratta Market And Wines
"This episode is part of our series exploring covid nineteen impact on nonprofits and small businesses in the san francisco bay area back in april of twenty twenty when we decided to create this ongoing series on covid nineteen impact i or nonprofits and then on small businesses in the san francisco bay area. We like you had no idea how long the pandemic would go on. And what the health and economic impact would be in our community going into twenty twenty one. The pandemic is now killing more people shutting down more nonprofits and small businesses on with wiping out the livelihoods of families neighborhoods and communities. We will continue to shine a spotlight on the nonprofits and small businesses that make up the fabric of our community along with the founders and staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on their operations services is an ability until we can all get to the other side of the pandemic along the way we will also share with you all the amazing solutions that are nonprofits. Small businesses foundations and government leaders are working on to help us all get to the other side of the pandemic and come together to rebuild our communities with more economic social and environmental equality really opened up the tasting room back in twenty fifteen it sort of evolved into this community hub provided a safe place for people of all backgrounds to gather in need and actually friends. We've become friends with water. Our customer base here in the community. And it's sort of looked on as as a community hub people gather here and that's one thing that i'm not seen as a result of covert not being able to see people in the way that we could get together prior and i think there's a lot of our customers that are also missing that ability to just get together casually with people in the community. This is winemaker and entrepreneur barbara grata of grat or winery and market in the bayview district of san francisco. We've been sharing stories about economic development and small business incubation in the bayview hunters point communities since two thousand fifteen for more context to our interview with barbara grata. Please go to our archive section and take a listen to our two part series doing business in the bayview in part two of that series. We introduce you to barbara. And she shares more about her background and her love of making wine along with her efforts to work with the community. In the neighborhood. I'm joined remotely via zoom by barbara grata. The owner of grata market and ryan ori. Thanks for being here barbara. Thank you thanks for having me church. Barbara and i had talked many years ago on voices of the community when she first started the broader winery. And i'm here today to just touch base with her and have her bring us up to speed and she's been and how she's expanded her business and how she's surviving with covid nineteen so or provide us a little update on where you've been and where you're going. Thank you well. We are the garage. Winery here in bayview and we started that back in two thousand six. We opened up a tasting room on the third street merchant corridor here in bay view in twenty fifteen and that business is still in existence. Were still working with the winery. But unfortunately during the whole cova things or closed down in march and we inverted that space to a mini market. Because we had a plan to expand the last several years we took over another retail space in the same building. Where chasing remez. And we've been building that out since two thousand eighteen so the pandemic actually fortunately did not close us down but it offered us an opportunity to introduce some of the market items that we plan to have in the new comedy. So we did that. Conversion back in april may june july kind of kept that going to the summer providing essentials for the community and also some of the italian specialty items that we plan to carry in the now current market september we shifted and participated on these shared spaces program with the city of san francisco and opened up outdoor seating on the back side of our business on lane street and that was going pretty good and catching on a little bit worse until this current shut down a couple of weeks ago with everyone in the city is experiencing a shutdown of outdoor dining throughout the city. And it has been this Roller coaster from the get our march and constant transitions shifts and changes and adjustments. And how we run our business but we feel fortunate that we've not had to close down. We've been working throughout the so. That's a little background right there.
"ori" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"ori" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"In. It became a big Jimmy got indicted on their their injury. Brother bunch of other people in any would inform on that. Yeah well that's a dangerous situation to be an informant. Amin did anybody wanna wykeham and get him out of the way i mean. It seems like it wasn't really a huge secret that he was an informant. But you know the world is changed since the movie. The godfather godfather was ruination of the secret society up until then we were secret society. What happened in the shadows stayed in the shadows. Of course people on the street noel. Our but you gotta remember. We were formulated far wrong. We don't believe in that area our own but you know nowadays the fbi and a law enforcement. They know more about us. I mean i just read that a couple of weeks ago where some people were getting sworn in in philadelphia whole thing was recorded. Informative there now. If you go back to the fifties the forties and fifties a sixty. Any of this stuff happened. People would not be talking quietly dealt with a nobody talking to mater today. They all got Dash young it is what it is. We live in a changing world. Yeah well did sunny actually put a hit out on you like what was the deal with that. You're dead on me. In a format biggest inform on our pay is name was guy final guy say. Show me the biggest toughest guy we uniform. The guy who brag about the guy is gonna be sure. Should we right here. Shoddy thought guy. I can make some money so Going and having to be the same thing. You make a mortar with looming. Ricky was arrested for shipping. Your auxerre north carolina in downtown los angeles weighty be extradited north carolina. He had a half a million dollars on the streets in brooklyn is wife came to mexican ideo the money to to remediate the money. I knew the guys on the streets of i called them up. They should We got hundred thousand ready right now. We're gonna ages or a rookie. Didn't understand it was cocaine. Didn't under all we just bind the gill mortazavi as gil is being converted to crack. So it's taking longer. We had the first grand picked up in. I never saw that because data show had somebody pick it up right now. Now you did you send me some of them money. I'll be honest. But they collect the rush. I never got a nickel and my feet will never got nickel than but with the title dead with the mexicans. He said we'll get your money for you. You've you gotta give us fifty kilos every two weeks. I got the way to transport a back. New york will make a lot of money or in knowledge but mining. I should i don't ducal kane and never been involved ical and not that capacity. I've seen being dropping. Yes but he'll show now eagles back to new york in these speech to the acting captain and eastbound to get all. The money's gonna make laurie naive. I remember every one of these things is reporter. He's telling you the captain. How much one you that everybody's gonna make co. game deal with ory ory ory.
"ori" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
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"ori" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"Morning orlando. We're recording now. Are you hang on looking online. Good thing how are you this morning. I'm all right. You know i was going from all chomping on is the grandma brought a big promotion and they rejected it because i got a cigarette. That's crazy. I mean i can't from oh my because i am why the cigarette on my book. That is insane. Oh my god i will. We'll figure that i'll yeah. Yeah well do you want to jump right into it and let me ask you a hard hitting question now all right so how did orlando spay. speedo get into the insurance business after the army took a job. A revere Brash award three weeks three day on a company called kelsey nother factory. Orders are couple launch and i knew i did not want to work in a factory that was for sure and i can't remember order. John managed to somebody out insurance on I ended up with the prudential insurance company in came show natural. Ma in enjoyed it. I got dress off and good at talking would be both and became extremely successful and became a member of the million dollar round table with financial insurance on me out over a million dollars urine adjourn. Whoa so how do you go from selling insurance to be coming associated with with the mob and the crime organization. Or you know. I'm a businessman i and as a businessman you have to talk to a lot of different people very different mayes news. Frank crucial lawyer but his father was the bosh many many years on upstate new york. My grandfather was with them on. They were from culebra. Italy enjoy but surely he was introduced me to all the marsha throughout the country. And i got the normal. And then i have my first indictment in syracuse new york. And i've lost my insurance license. And you know i'm a guy this wakes up in the morning i'm Only gonna make a dollar. And i was never a guide. A goal and take salaries someplace or someplace is just not me on. Because you can't make the kinda money. And i want when you're on salary someplace on i'd probably Insurance businesses and things went right probably up there today make an image life is what it is and became very well known and then i became long standing friends. War forty year was sunny franchise on the on the boss of the colombo crime family. Yeah well do you remember how you met sunny and the jogging along right away. Or how is that. well. I my son was. I was also a distributor for company. Poly glide call alec like over the first company to come out with a sealant for the automobile. No need to shine your power again. Guaranteed for three years and it was sold to automobile dealers and water founded Bay rebecca not only nice acr- another country. And this time i was getting divorced and i was on my condo in florida. Locked her at a condo in both arrived on any call mia Made me get a kid. I'm getting these death raza show often. Nobody's gonna call you in written. I should Just gonna go you should and I stopped wearing a baden called me up. Spf flying in new york city. Because we enter employment delighted cadillac. You know bigger in and he wanted me to help closer to deal for olive oil. I flew in and we call the deal and then we all got victim limousine in. We went to club twenty one in new york for lunch but in today's no cell phone genome. Water went us bake fall under college off his back. White is goal lead role rhesus kid. I know you're wired. You says this series. You've got to find out what you should you stay over. Should look i call a frank roseau. Franco's club frank roosters in upstate new york so Luke perry luke. Perry was a casting director and he happened to be the guy that discovered be martin. Jerry lewis okay so i called low and loo called me back in the big. You'll for year old talents oven. Pick me up to a restaurant at the second avenue new york Liano where i met franchise. And i'm always in his urban guy at a young age for some reason i mean the moment i walked in a restaurant i was able to the back. I mean i knew. I was meeting the gangster. I didn't know you and all a i could tell. Where do you have. The i were hough other guys were thrown out. The restaurant owned by off sunny son-in-law Vni became close friends later. But night we conversation we wish for each other and he and his wife Table on johnny became an informant as you got old around our cage against his father on is daughter jia in his daughter. Sony took my numbers. offense About and the. Actually i got my little yield from the fish that i ate and two of his guys romy onto the hospital.
"ori" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Ori at Arizona State University. And the author of Dog Is Love. Why and How Your Dog Loves You, Clive. Thanks for being with us. Sends, you know great to be with you. Quite. Let's talk about how the pandemic is affecting pets here. I mean, our our pets aware that things were different in 2020. Oh, I think so. Very much so tansy. No, I think it's very apparent to our pets, though, that as your as your caller said, you know, with their all the time this is the new normal has been for nine months will be for some time to come. And I think by and large, I mean, there are exceptions. Your your cause I thought were an interesting sample. I mean, I think for most people in most pets this is this is one of those small silver linings of the strange times that we're living through at the moment. What about the pets themselves? And I'm thinking here about how a lot of pets may not have had opportunities to connect with other pets or other humans outside of their owners during this period will be hard for pets to adapt to other humans. As we begin to sort of connect more or have pet owners been doing a good job, I guess here specifically dog owners about getting their pets out in about So I think that what we've seen in the pandemic is the people and their pets have bonded more strongly because they're spending more time together. But there is this issue that you know, we like our pets have been seeing few other people, and I think there might be a problem. That there will least be some pets that are going to be more nervous around strangers that are gonna have Maura difficulty like we talk about walking dogs at a dog park. They might have more difficulty interacting with other dogs, those that those air skills that we will have to practice and we end our dogs have probably lost some of the knack of interacting with strangers. We've know that during the pandemic, there are folks who are taking more comfort in the pets they already have. And then there are those who adopted new pets to bring home for some comfort. What should people consider before adopting a pet? Oh, my goodness. Well, I'm not. I'm not going to say that. Where is me? The people are adopting pets during the pandemic because I understand why they're doing it. But I think the same rules apply during the pandemic is applied any other time? And that is when people ask me about getting a particularly adult. I always check with them to make sure that they have a dog shaped space in their lives. Because our dogs need things from Morris. They need our company. They need opportunities to exercise. And a lot of people. You know, I'm a university professor. So I have a lot of young people asking about getting a pet and I sit them down and I asked them about their lifestyle. What did they do? What? These these students here at Arizona State They work hard and then they play hard, you know? And so they know, actually home very much of the time that they could actually be giving quality time to a dog or another pet. And so I usually try. And in that case, trying talk people out of getting a pick, and the danger in the pandemic is the during these exceptional circumstances where we're all stocked at home all day every day. This exceptional time. It might look like we can easily fit a pet into our lives. And the real danger is well, what happens when we go back to normal? And you've got to be confident that normal life has a pet shaped space in it. If you're going to get a pet, it's not enough to be able to give your pet a good life. For what? It looks like it'll be a year, right? Looks like this pandemic experience will be about 12 months. And it's not enough because hopefully you're your dog. Your cat. You're whatever is gonna live a lot longer than just this one year you're gonna have another decade or arm or afterwards when you need to find some way to live a rich life together with your with your pet, and if you consult Inclined. One of the things that were noticing is that some pets might start to get very used to having us home during the pandemic. And so what should pet owners be looking for in terms of ways to determine whether or not their pet will have a hard time adapting once they start once they're human start leaving the house more often. Well, 10 Xena. It's going to be difficult to predict an advance. I mean, it might be noticeable that a pet is exceptionally clinging when we're home all day. But until we start going back to work and leaving the house without them, we're really not going to know what's going to happen. It's going to be unpredictable. The crucial thing is that we try and do the best we can. So that we're not suddenly going up to the edge of a cliff and jumping off confronting the animal with a change in its lifestyle, which is just so radical and so shocking and so unexpected. The animal is sure to be seriously distressed. But instead we try and make this a gradual slope and we try and give our animals a chance baby steps to get used to how life is changing. Being that we go out sometimes, even though at the moment, you know, we don't need to be going to work or whatever. I mean, I have to get ever go out that I couldn't be taking my dog with. But, yeah, we're gonna need to do that. We're gonna need to run some errands without the dog. Go for some walks with help the dog or Just get the animal used to. Hey, you know my human could go away, but my human will come back. It's okay. It's a natural part of life is being left a little mint. It's not. It doesn't mean the world has ended. What about the humans who might have a hard time flip side of this is leaving their pets home. How should owners feel about their own separation, anxiety or even guilt about leaving their pets home? Well turns into the exact same way, you know, Let's give ourselves the same baby steps. I mean, this. This seems I advise people do this yet. It feels so crazy. I can't bring myself to do it. That is just go for a walk without the dog That feels like a bad thing to do, But that's what we need to do to get ourselves and then Used to separation. You heard it here first. Clive Wynne is a psychology professor and director of the canine Science Collaborative Ori at Arizona State University and also the author of Dogs. Love. Why and How Your Dog Loves You, Clive. Thanks so much for being with us. And you know, it was a real pleasure. Thank you. Hi. My name is Steve. I'm calling from West Orange,.
Philadelphia victim's family sought ambulance for mental health crisis, not police
"An African American man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video. Had called for an ambulance to get him help with the mental health crisis, not for police intervention. The lawyer, Shaka Johnson, told reporters that additionally, Walter Wallace, his wife is pregnant and is scheduled to have labor induced in coming days. The lawyer spoke from the steps of the family home. Wallace's father planned a statement later today. Philadelphia officials anticipated a second night of unrest tonight and the Pennsylvania National Guard spokesperson told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that several 100 guards, men and women were expected to arrive in the city. Within 24 to 48 hours, the chief police inspector Franklin Ori, said earlier at a news conference. The police had received a call yesterday about a man's screaming and then he was armed with a knife. The two officers each fired at least seven rounds at least 14 total shots, but could not say how many times Wallace was 27 years old was struck. Wallace's father, Walter Wallace, senior earlier told the Philadelphia Inquirer that his son was on medication and struggled with his mental health. Why didn't they use the Taser? He asked. Wallace was shot before 4 P.m. yesterday in an episode filled by film to buy a bystander and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots. Oh, Police arrested at least 91 people during protests last night, with three people sided for failing to disperse and about a dozen charged with assault on an officer. Police had previously said 30 police officers were injured in the unrest. Most of them hit with thrown object little hospitalized today with a broken leg after being run over by a pickup truck. Officials with the Fraternal Order of Police. The union representing the officers in Philadelphia, said the officer. Injuries were unacceptable, called for public patients as the investigation into the shooting continued. Officers said they found Wallace holding a knife and ordered him to drop the weapons several times. Police said Wallace advance toward the officers who fired several times. In the video, A woman and at least one man follow Wallace trying to get him to listen to officers as he briskly walks across the street in between cars. The woman identified by family members as well as his mother screams and throws something at an officer. After her son is shot and falls to the ground. The video does not make it clear whether he was in fact holding a knife. Witnesses said he Waas he was hit in the shoulder and chest and taken to hospital and later Hundreds in protests that went into the early hours of the morning with interactions between protesters and police turning violent at times video showed many yelling of officers. And crying.
A Look into Broadway Hit 'David Byrne's American Utopia'
"David Burns American Utopia is a grand and glorious plea for Human Connection. By Stephanie's a carrick. Sometimes to make art, you've got to build art to layer ideas, colors, values, and textures. Until you've shape, the thing that says what you want to say, David Burns American Utopia Spike, Lee's grand and glorious filmed record of the hit Broadway show of the same name coming to HBO October. Seventeenth is art that has been built a work of great joy inexpressive Nece Tower of song with room for everybody the music some numbers drawn from burns twenty eighteen album American utopia others from. His body of work with talking heads and one a cover of Janelle. Monet's two thousand, fifteen protests anthem hell you tom bowed feels fresh and familiar at once inclusive but also mildly explosive there's an urgency to it as if burn and his troupe of eleven, musicians and dancers were staking ground in a battle we shouldn't even have to fight the idea is that to survive to live in any meaningful way, we must stay connected. It's a principal so glaringly simple at its radical. Burn is an admittedly weird ambassador for the idea of connection. He isn't what you'd call a naturally warm presence at least not in Earth terms even at age sixty eight, he's still like an. Learning. The rules of the planet his awkwardness is his brand but his desire to connect is robust and had vitalize is everything that happens onstage during American Utopia. no-one initial has one job. The musicians are also dancers and singers. Their instruments are strapped to their bodies untethered to any bulky sound equipment, which leaves them free to move and dance around the stage in a series of elegantly orchestrated numbers with burn off at the center though sometimes lurking at the edges like living fringe of the proceedings, the choreography is by dance veteran antibeach Parson all the performers including burn where identical lunar grey suits and all are barefoot. The stage is bordered on three sides by a Shimmery chainlink curtain the grand scheme is. Simple yet never chilly. This is a setting a world where certain essential problems have been worked out creating the space and freedom to play, and so even the songs every longtime burn or talking heads Fan knows well, like this must be the place naive melody a moonlit cottage in ballad form or the Wrigley waggling noodle dance. Slippery people take on new shapes and new life between numbers burn addresses the audience directly spinning amusing tales about where these songs came from. He wrote is Zimba with its lyrics by German Dada poet. Hugo. Ball to respond to a challenge thrown down by his friend and collaborator Brian Eno or us to fulfil our civic responsibilities. He uses lighting trick to show how badly the citizenry is represented when only twenty percent of the population votes and as a prelude to the shows Shiver Inducing version of hell you tom about he explains that he asked Monet's permission before venturing to cover the Song Burns band here. Is racially mixed, but he himself is very, very white. No wonder he approached with caution but he and his band present the song and invocation written in two thousand fifteen for all of us to remember the names of murdered black citizens among them Eric Garner Trayvon. Martin and Amatil. With the synthesis of respect and bristling anger it demands. This number also represents one of the few times league cuts away from this show to flash larger than life portraits at the. Victims, often held by a family member on the screen. It's an act of boldness that works as for burn. He is as ever a wildly and captivating showman though his hair is now snowcap wide his dance moves in changed over the years he's still favors angular Turkey jerky movements like the folding and unfolding of corporate tres ruler, which are often mimicked to grand effect by the dancers around him. But as dazzling as he is, you can take your eyes off him. Than receding his fellow performers become dazzling planets in their own right sometimes, they'll face one another playing to each other even as they played a was other times they marched toward us, resolutely in groups or pairs as if to say, look at any of US individually or all of us at once you can't go wrong. Each performer's style is as distinctive as a fingerprint. There's the cool Tomboy Swagger of Guitarist Andrew Swan the kid next door jubilant of bassist bobby wooden as once in a lifetime rounds to its sublime peak percussion as Jack, Lena Salvato bursts through the Shimmery. Chain curtain with a clash of cymbals a human celebrate Ori- announcement Lee working with one of his regular collaborators cinematographer. Ellen Kuras doesn't just show us the action he too is part of its embrace. He's our stand in our fellow observer in awe though he has the advantage of wielding a camera at the close of the show as the performer snake through the crowd during a rapturous version of road to nowhere Lee turns his camera on the audience American Utopia ran from October two thousand nineteen to February twenty twenty at Broadway's Hudson. Theater, and is said to return to Broadway. Next September and we see it for what it is. This is a group of largely white middle aged people who came of age listening to talking heads as a bunch. They're far less diverse than the performers we've been watching onstage a you could argue that with American utopia burn is preaching to the choir that this is all just an exercise in self congratulatory white liberalism but that would be missing the point in one of his Inbetween Song riffs burn muses that there are lots of interesting things to look at in the world there are bicycles which he famously likes. Very Much Lee even shows him riding away from the show on one and beautiful sunsets and even a bag of potato chips can be visually beguiling but somehow we always comeback to human faces looking at people burn says that's the best American Utopia is about facing the person in front of you or next to you or standing behind you and doing the work of seeing to truly see a person is a kind of song and a world filled with those songs is the ideal to get started burning his troop have hummed a few bars. The rest is up to us.
Moon Studios on the Potential of a New Ori Game
"Studios doesn't have any new Oregon's plan right now, but has quote left the door open for return to the series perhaps in a prequel or spinoff one been off the team doesn't have much control over but would very much like to see is or making an appearance in Super Smash, Brothers with Oriental. Blind for US and oriented the will of the wisps now. Complete. The studios previously said that it's happy with how Oris story ended in a new interview Janati made clear. That was still the case, but it doesn't necessarily mean moon won't return to the world it created obviously there's a longer interview with Joe Scrambles or whoever actually did it under the pen name talking to it, but that's the synopsis of it for Your Future. Did. You connect with the Games Andrea? Oh. Yes. Loved you orient the will of the wisps was phenomenal. It's one of my a game of the year contenders. I thought it was really well done on a variety of levels. So great I think or it'd be a fun addition to smash. And I think that that'd be cool. But I also don't play smash though what else would have? To. Would you I mean do you want to be left alone or would you love more installments? I would love more but they wrapped up the story was really great and the narrative. This time really spoke to him more than the blind forest did even the blind force was also very good. I JUST WANNA. See more in that world because I think the artists are beautiful. But they they have a lot of possibilities. They introduced some cool characters. They could potentially do spinoff of I mean they can also bring Ori Back and do a different story with Oreos well.
UK and Germany's different approaches to the pandemic
"The UK and Germany are both leading democracies and not far apart on the globe. They took very different approaches to the pandemic with very different results the UK as suffered the most covid nineteen deaths in Europe Germany with a much bigger population has lost far fewer people. NPR's correspondent in each country rob Schmitz in Berlin and Frank Langfitt in London had been talking among themselves. Hey Rob Frank. So tell me what happened in the UK. were. So many mistakes a big reason is the government honestly doesn't really seem to think ahead Boris Johnson you remember he sold Brexit to the British people in two thousand sixteen with no plan on how to execute it. So in the virus began spreading here Johnson course he's now prime minister. He was slow to recognize the threat here he is on March Third I was at movie night. where I think the rush if you credit ours patience and I shook hands of everybody. So by April Johnson an icy ICU covid nineteen I was talking to you in Boyd he's a member of the scientific group that advises the government. The UK didn't really grasped the speed with which the epidemic was entering the country under are all sorts of reasons for that, some of which are to. Lack of organisational capability sometimes when there's very high uncertainty, you simply have to shut things down really quickly and frank here in. Germany. That's what they did on January twenty seven. The first known case of coronavirus was sent to Clemson ventner chief physician at the Munich Schwab in clinic we have very similar like the boys gall. Be always prepare. Then you're watched what was happening in Italy in January where the virus was spreading pretty fast and we knew that we have to flatten the curve. So even before the first case of Covid nineteen and Germany, he was working on slowing its progress and he says the German government was involved from day one asking us what do you need we? We? We didn't have to ask them for example, Germany already had a big supply of ICU beds clouds Deutsche is at the Federation of German. You know that it's been a long debate on whether we had too many intensive care beds that warned us that often obviously that debate is over Deutsche says, Germany also has a lot of hospitals. If you take all the beds in all of Germany's hospitals, you get four times more per capita than what the UK has rob. You had slack in your system in Germany there. Was Not much here because the government had been cutting funding to the National Health Service for years, the hospitals were afraid of getting swamped with Cova patients. So they sent elderly patients back to nursing homes some broad cove with them infected other residents at least twenty, thousand nursing home residents died of covid. That's terrible in while in Germany, deaths were prevented through testing and contact tracing. The health authority in Berlin district of Hong, Kong and operator talks to man at conduct with a positive case, there are around four hundred call centers like this across Germany Peters directs this one become Austin We have traffic wardens and librarians working for us. We've recruited gardeners from parks and recreation Germany had a lot of manpower and testing to infrastructure filled with labs and university medical centers across the country. You know here the government misread the corona virus they thought it was going to spread as quickly as the flu. They didn't even try to develop a testing system where we steward he's a former British cabinet minister they were very, very confident. And slightly arrogant neb beliefs that they understood this disease better than other countries, I think the lack of scientific education amongst a lot of the British political elite meant that they were very reluctant to challenge scientists but here, Germany. Frank. A trained scientist is at the helm and Chancellor Angela Merkel. gave one of the most powerful and heartfelt speeches in her life when she made a rare national address on March. Eighteenth dusted fees above in then. Comes here. I have absolutely no doubt that we will overcome this crisis. How many victims will it claim? How many loved ones lose to a large extent? The answer lies in our own hands miracle has a doctorate in quantum chemistry, and in another speech, she patiently explain how important it was for Germany to reduce the viruses reproduction rate. Her tone was always humble and deadly serious. I'm. Doing this Icefield is off that. We are thin ice. This is a situation in which caution not over-confidence is the order of the day it really different here Johnson studied classics at Oxford University. He was president the debating society and as Prime Minister he's tried to rally the country with rhetoric. We must act like any wartime government and do whatever it takes to support our economy Johnson's Ori helped win a landslide election last year, but a pandemic, of course, not a campaign. Here's where. We store again he sees himself as somebody who is encouraging a rugby team for nineteen minute match telling them that fantastic to make them play. Well, he doesn't primarily see himself as somebody whose job is to get into uncomfortable details were chew over policy and strategy but frank, it's this chewing over of policy and strategy. This technocratic nature of the German government that may have also contributed to Germany's success hunts could is senior research fellow at Chatham House this sort of doubling down on technocracy. Populism has now been discredited by the Corona Virus. He says, that's potentially dangerous. If technocrats feel too emboldened, there might be an even bigger growth populist backlash in the future some people will blame Johnson for Britain's handling of covid campaigner. He thinks Johnson's more symptoms than 'cause captors just written a book called why the Germans do it better notes from grownup country. We've descended into believing that somehow because we always muddled through in the past muddling through is a recipe that will get us through in the future. So rob where's Germany now with crow verse? Well cases are rising deaths are not that tells us these new cases are from young people, children across the country are back in classrooms, but the German government seems so far. Okay. With the dangers of this, there remains a strong infrastructure of hospital beds, testing, tracing Germany fields, prepared and Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity ratings are sky high eighty, six percent. WOW cases rising rapidly to we've got new strictures but Johnson actually had trouble explaining them to the nation recently the last surveys Ron Johnson is under forty percent approval rating testing capacity here still can't meet demand. And Winter's coming. NPR London correspondent Frank Langfitt, and Berlin correspondent. Rob? Schmitz.
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Interview with Thriller Writer Andrew Allan - burst 1
"Hi. Everyone may guest is the author of the wall Asher Thriller series you also right to grind house hulk. We've gotten talked about. He is an infomercial writer and director is also into wild cope movies making them I believe. And runs a website called daily. Grind House Dot. com I guess today's Andrew. Allan. Hi Andrew. Thanks for being here. It's Sure thing I love your resume I mean you're you're by it was fascinating to me because I love sill as well as books I assumed that you were infomerrcial rendered director before you started writing books. Yes. Yeah I, my career is little bit weird in the sense that I went to film school and then I, broke two commercials while I was working on developing movies and I ended up getting a job at the home shopping network, which is based here in Saint Pete Florida and. It's bizarre. Everyone presumes it is, but it was really great experience and I learned how to do a lot of things including sell on TV and that often into doing infomercials, which is selling on TV so and I have to say I love it as ridiculous as it sounds I it's great profession. Sounds. Really cool actually. What made you decide to do infomercials and what prompted you to start writing books? Money prompted me to start doing infomercials. Is You know we all need it. We all like it. But three Oris was. Like I said, I. Learned to basically sell on television when as at. and. That is a natural transition into infomercials and when I decided Lake Age San. I knew I wanted to make my writing or sorry make my living still riding in. If, directing producing commercials. In what was great about infomercials was at a Niche. So instead of just saying, Hey, I'M A. Commercial writer and there's ten thousand other people are competing with. I said been infomercial right better and maybe ten people on meeting with. So now I can like authentically say one of the top it from our show writers world and I've got a ton of experience done thousands of commercials in the ask aid and all that sort of stuff so. It's great and that's how that came to be the reason I started writing books. was because I I remember reasons when I was creatively frustrated had been making movies had been writing screenplays in. which were fun and some of them got made some of them did. But all of them required collaboration and I had reached a point where I didn't really want to collaborate anymore. At least for a while, I needed a break. And that's even on projects that I absolutely loved movie that was aching with my best friend and. Even then like we would get into arguments and about I just needed a break from that. So I wanted to do something on my own and that's when I decided to write a book had a story. Kind of kicking around that I'd never been able to turn into a script. I finally figured out how to make that work in book form, which was the first of Asher took and. Took it from there, the other the other part of that story is. I was actually reading a book by. A very famous author that we all know who I'm not GONNA name and Not to sound Eric and I thought it was terrible house like a weight. and. I actually caught myself saying I could do better. And? You know a very arrogant thing to save for someone who's never. But I decided to see if I could back up. And I think I did. unbelie speaking I didn't think I was right. Funny because a lot of writers actually do start offers those kinds of thoughts I do this. Anyway it wasn't even looking down at the writing it was in fact. The looking at the idea of being writer was more like this story is not entertaining be and. I know enough about story structure from screen plays and things like that. where I could look at this and say, really was about me thinking this guy should be doing a lot better for albig their name is and how much money. Yeah. You points for originality on coming up with a protagonist is infomercial writer. Director. But I see that you've drawn from your own background or at least I assume you have. Tell US little about wall. Ask How is it? He gets into the kinds of situations that would lead to thriller. Series. What I had to figure out. As. He is comes from my background. I did go down the road of right now and that's because. As confident as I was writing commercials in his confident as was writing movies I had no confidence whatsoever writing a book so I figured I ought to. Rely on everything that I could get off the so. And then plus the idea. Of Him being an infamous rider was intriguing. You know. I. Like all of us had written read million books about cops and lawyers and soldiers, detectives and reporters. That's great. People are probably doing it better than me. So let me try something completely different. And I worked at it worked because I think wall what I like about wall. What I like about these books is that he has to rely persuasion to kind of get by doesn't mean he's not physical. There's a lot of action in the books and But. But he is a true amateur sleuth who has nothing to do with. Justice and basically starts out he lives on the Rainbow River, which is a real. River Donnellan Florida about two hours north where I. In he's he's in the river because data's friend's house by the water and finds his friend dead on the Bank of the river. With an alligator in the process of Jim up. But it's clear that the alligator did not kill him so. One thing leads to another and the villain in the story overplays its hand. And attempts to kill. Walt. And it becomes very clear that he has to do. Something a balance it's no. A- paranoid. It's legitimate in in the Diet figuring out. took. Let's see you also, right. Does poke at the series also correct. Those books like you fun. Grind House. I I. Guess. Okay so Basically the Grind House was forty second street movie theaters in the Sixties Seventies in eight Times Square. And They Kinda just show like all the really gross horror movies the karate movies, all kinds of stuff you know movies that were generally looked down upon, but also provided extremely visceral thrill. And I love those movies I think they're A. A love cult movies, and so my grind house pulse series is basically me coming up with ideas for grind house movies, it putting them at goes. It's different than like the wall Asher stuff is war. Thriller Mystery Thriller Suspense Ryan How's Paul is pushed things over the edge a little bit more. you know there's more violence and there's You know just like you'd see in those insane movies and they're really they're. Their books of movies I would love to see. Yeah Yeah. You. Should check public domain deserves some really crazy things that you probably already know that. That's for sure. Oh my gosh. If you receive Nanos hands a fate. Badly. I had yes. Oh my God. That's all say about that. There's some movies that are just so bad. You have to see them. That's one of them. Well, that's a little part of my resume I produced Herschell, Gordon Lewis's last movie. Own Donahue Herschel is he's the guy. He was the first guy to put Gore in a move back nine hundred and sixty three in the movie blood feast. and He did other movies like wizard of Gore or girls and two thousand maniacs. E, Kinda started it all and he was. Low budget exploitation filmmaker and I had the great fortune of. Meeting him in basically getting to produce a movie for one of my heroes. While that's fantastic. That's wonderful To get back to Walt. Is there an overall story ARC in series? So the first book was really just a test to see if I write a book. Well and that feeling. Of. Really sort of rabbit story. There was a slight. Subtle hints. To where it could go beyond that story. Then after I thought about it and I liked the process and I thought the book went well and I didn't get demolished by reviews as like yeah I'll continue the so. As it exists now there's a three book. Arc. Where each is a complete story of their full length novels, but the villain is the same in the three of them. The Antagonists Casino tag is more of a secret organisation kind of thing than just one person specifically. So there's arc with that and then in between each novel. I, I wrote an Avella. And those are side stories, featuring walt and some of the same characters from the boat but not related to that big overarching story. So. Just kind of Nice it's sort of like a breather in between, but you still get to spend time with the characters. That's cool. Yeah. Most of those are. Rooted in the fact that. Waltz basically best friend up on the river where he lives. Dining digi who is actually a criminal biker. And he's into all kinds of criminal stuff but he's just Kinda like one of those Florida Good Ole boys who are fun to be around and for whatever reason he likes wall is completely not of his world. So in the NOVELLAS. Those. Tend to focus on D. G. Getting Wall to do something for digi in that usually on the danger things like that, and and that's what cell shock which giveaway book for this interview is one of those things. Lead. US
The Joy of Photo Contests!
"Welcome back to another episode of this week in photo him. Your Hose Frederick Johnson Today on the show. I got my friend Mr. Ori- guten. He's the Co. founder over a company called view book. They specialize in photography contests or has agreed to come on. Let me pepper him with questions about the state of the photo contest industry where view bug is has been where it is now and where it's going Ori-. Welcome to the show man how you doing in great. Something to see you here. You as well as long time to time agreed on. In person good to see you over the camera, I. Know I know I think what was the last time we hung out was? Was it over drinks and San, Francisco? That's right. Yeah, no, that was great. To, see you again. Good to see that you're you're you're happy and healthy? Your sort of withstanding or weathering? This whole pandemic thing is everything. Same Kelty where Downing San Diego. Everybody's working remotely but. no-one would everybody's doing well. Yeah, no, that's awesome. That's awesome. Okay, let's dive in. It's Friday. Respectful of your time here, so let's dive in so view Bug Dot com view bug dot. com is the name of the site that you co-founded. What's the origin of that? Why why a photography contest sort of software as a service engine? Restarted View Book Further Kabbah a little bit over ten years ago when My Co founder Jimmy being enthusiasts, photographers were getting friends Amoeba family. Saying Hey, you. You have a really cool photo. You should to this contest or to that contest, and they would send links via email, or like a heard about these other contests, and then, when looking at those pages or sites. Some of them look Dina. IFFY or Scammy I wasn't sure if I wanted to send. My image didn't know what was going to happen with the copyright etcetera so. Start talking about it. Where we thought that it would be wise to build a community where the contests would be the backbone of the community and make sure there's a place where photographer feel safe and comfortable joining contests while giving it an interesting twist were contest used to be only Samira photo and see if you will not. The way we do it, this moral forgets contest, but there's a whole community around it. So that was the initial thought. We need to solve that problem of not knowing the contents was legit or not. Let's make it a safe environment and build a community around. I love that I. Love that because you hit it right on the head, one of the one of the reasons I. See this a lot in own in the twit pro community. One of the hesitant. Or the factors that lead to hesitance to submitting the photos is because of that terms and service that go along with some of these more shady contests. You know there's like yeah. We have the the possibility of winning all these great prizes, but we own your photo and we can sell it, and you know in perpetuity for three thousand years. You, know all this for for for the chance of winning something that you're probably not GonNa Win Anyway Talk. About how view bug is different from that. We break it where we go completely the opposite. They're photographers. Always keep the right to their images. We cannot sell. The images sat at all and again. We're photographers ourselves. A wilder stunned where we stand on giving the rights of your images, and you mentioned it try. Contest you participate, and you have a very low chance of winning, so it's not only up about being top top winner and the contest we have a different type of disease of the image, and then it's really cool. We give you a lot of analytics behind your submission. The other images you can get inspired by seeing the galleries of the participants and there's boarding blind voting, so we can share with you where you're doing ranking our comparing university others enjoying your images like are they cannon arts or It's. So we make it fun interesting and as part of an educational process rather than the participation nor gone this process so. It's very different. Feel look and feel when you participate in our contests. I like that I. Like that that that like you, said the exact opposite of give us all your photos and we'll do whatever we want with them, and you're probably not going to win anyway. which kind of praise on the uninformed in the week you know those kind of contests. That's interesting. Talk, talk a little bit about the community side of it, so is it. Is it just as giant group of photographers in every now and then contests spouts up that they can compete in, but otherwise they're talking amongst themselves, or is there another sort of modality to it? So there's another one. Right now. Over three million strong members. So. Every day it's so inspiring to see that type of photographers are joining the community, and it's all types of photographers from board threats to landscape to architecture. It's unbelievable. Finally Photographers and We know there's different type of photographers and there's different experts at the friend John Russo. When you join view book, there's always between thirty to fifty. Different contests not are open for submissions, so you can really explore your great DVD's. We see a little for the referees that are experts for example at architecture, and they see our context, and they reach out to us, and they say you know. I never thought that I could. Join contest out four drinks, but I saw that contest and I got inspired. I try order now I'm getting a lot of people. Congratulating me on my portrait, so we tried to have many different types of contests with different themes and subjects,
Knock and Announce
"In two thousand fourteen, a woman was pulled over by Myrtle beach police in Myrtle beach South Carolina. The woman was black and the police said they pulled over because of a tail light. They found a small amount of marijuana in her car and she was given the option to avoid charges if she told them where she got marijuana. As one officer later put it, she was asked quote who she knows. She, says she did know someone, but she didn't know his full name. She only knew him as Jules. My name is Julian bitten and right now. I'm in a Conway South Carolina. The police drove the woman to Julian Buttons apartment. They wired her with a hidden video camera and audio recorder, and then they gave her a hundred dollars and told her ass. Julian button to sell her marijuana. Julian is black and in two thousand fifteen. He was thirty years old. It was a friend of Mario de time girlfriend it was. She had some problems after father who died, so she had a medical discharge from the military. And she had asked me for some and I gave her some in first, and they told her to come back and buy from me, so that's what she did. The woman came out with what police recorded as approximately seven grams of marijuana. She'd done what the officers asked her to do, but something had gone wrong with the video recording. So they waited a few weeks, gave her hundred more dollars and drove her back to Julian Ben's house. What I didn't expect her to come back and buy. That was kind of strange that she came back and wanted to buy was like okay. We'll hear what that's not naming. are this ain't something is going become a habit? She would for her because I knew her situation I don't know I think I think she was pretty much more scared than anything when police stopped. If, they if she didn't give some if she didn't give a person gave. It's award that she was going to go to jail and Louis, her military benefits. On the second visit. The woman bought approximately eight grams. And there a video recording. This gave officers from the Fifteenth Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit probable cause to get a search warrant for Julian Ben's apartment. The Fifteenth Circuit Drug, enforcement. Unit pulls together. Officers for multiple police departments across Ori- and Georgetown counties in South Carolina. It stated intention is to create a multi jurisdictional multi-agency task force to address major drug enterprises. When you look at the operational plan, the Drug Enforcement Unit created for their search of Julian Buttons apartment. The first thing you see is their insignia. Large drawing of a skull and crossbones in front of a marijuana leaf. There's also a sword and a lightning bolt. Underneath that her a sort of motto. Serving Our community. One dealer at a time. I'm phoebe judge. This is criminal. Julian vet lived in a building with four apartments in Myrtle beach. On April sixteenth two thousand fifteen. Just before three o'clock in the afternoon, his next door neighbor Santos Garcia was outside working on his moped. Julie Ben was inside playing video games. Julian pause the game to go to the bathroom. And upon coming out of my bathroom, I hear, allow bone and I'm thinking my name upstairs. Neighborhood dropped something. That's all heard. Was it would okay? What are you doing? Upstairs was kind of a thought, but as I'm looking up getting ready to say that my aparicio's se objects coming at me in my living room. So, I'm trying to process de step back and reach for my gun because it was terrifying with the hell. Is this and I mean it was just a reflex. Be Reaching for my first first thing defense. Did you hear a knock debate. Announce themselves. No no, not at all. No. The next door neighbor cintos Garcia said that he'd been standing there and all of a sudden several cars appeared. He, said quote. A white car pulled up into my front yard. Right in front of me. One of the men who got out of it pointed a rifle directly at me. I was told to get down and I immediately did. I was five feet from Julian's front porch and door. Without stopping several of the men who had just arrived immediately went up into Julian's front porch and bastion his door. None of the men announced that they were police. no-one knocked on his door. No one waited any period of time for him to come to the door. And then Santos. Garcia said within two seconds of the men bashing Julian's door. I heard multiple gunshots that sounded like automatic weapons.
Time To Rethink A Multiple License Strategy For Your Spa
"You have a SPA business or Business frankly any kind of business. You probably need to have some sort of license from your local authority, whether it's city or state or federal now in out case here in Malaysia. We have generally a SPA license. OF TODAY SPAS ON ORLANDO. Opening Malaysia but beauty salons are now. There are some spas that have both licenses have a SPA license and the beauty licence, so they right now our land to open when on they can only provide certain treatments, which is those beauty types of treatments manicure pedicure facial, for example they can't do message, even if I have beauty licence, but we cannot open with as spa license, and just do those beauty services at the moment. That's just not the way it works, and given the current situation, ease. In some way shape or form potentially going to continue, there might be different variations or In the future, and even if there is not the way we deal with these future types of crisis and pandemics, infections is going to be informed and maybe dictated by what we're going through right now and the way that we've reopened with certain businesses with certain licenses is a format and a formula. They will probably follow in the future so maybe right now. It's a good time to start looking at what are the licenses? Could you potentially hold for Your Business? Because if you have a multi licensed strategy given another shot then in the future, for whatever reason and Endo, similar restrictions, having a specific type of license may just. To keep some revenue coming in the door. Now. Of course you've got to look what the cost of that license is versus any potential revenue. You might learn, but the point is. It may well give you options, so go and check out what other potential business todd licenses you can have on your business. Whatever it is, that may allow you more flexibility in the event of continued or future shutdowns, lockdowns restrictions Ori. That is even today I. do think if you time and I will be back again tomorrow.
Why Are There 60 Minutes In An Hour Instead of 100?
"Today's question is why do we measure time the way we do at the first glance? It seems like it's a sensible thing. Until we start delving into it, so let's start with the day. What is a day? A day is just the amount of time that it takes our globe to make a full rotation on its axis, simple right, but then we divided day into twenty four parts for some reason, and then of those twenty four hours we measured those in sixty minute increments for some reason, and then we get down to A. A minute we measure that in terms of seconds again a collection of sixty for some reason, but when we get two seconds, we measure those in the most popular numerical system today, the decimal system, so we talk in terms of a hundredth of a second, Ori Millionth of a second, but why? How do we even start measuring days in dividing them this way well, the Babylonians were measuring time in what's called a sexist decimal system as opposed to a decimal system. They were based on sixty instead of base ten so earlier, we said the decimal system is the. The most popular and it makes sense right because the vast majority of human beings have ten fingers. It's very easy for the human species to count to ten. So why would you use something that relies on sixty? Or why would you use something that relies on twelve well? When we look at the Babylonian System, it actually makes some sense. There is some method to this ancient madness and here's why if we use the base ten idea ten to one hundred, the notation that we would have to make measure a specific time of day would become ridiculous very quickly. Quickly and complicated as well. The thing is that sixty has some advantages because sixty. If you just break it down is essentially five times twelve, then it has both the advantages of a ten and twelve as a system, so that is why it makes sense for us to use sixty seconds and sixty minutes, but the big explanation that no one's figured out yet is how this spread around the world did it happened because it was an accident of history. Did it happen because it was really the most efficient way that human beings have figured out how to measure? And one last thing we're all familiar with a PM. AM stands for Anti Meridian, and PM stands for Post Meridian. These are terms that came about during the Roman era when they used to divide the entire day into two things just am and PM. This was so important in fact that they used to have these people whose Job was to wait until the sun crossed over, so they could run to the forum and say everybody. Okay, it is noon. It is officially he am and the reason. Why is because lawyers were required to show up by new?
"ori" Discussed on Salt City Gamescast: A Video Game Podcast
"Yeah, they do like one sequence in this game where you play as owl, while Ori Oriented on his back, his or her back, and it's back those Okay, those sequences were fucking pretty good. I thought it was pretty fun. to play those sequences I mean it was pretty pretty short but yeah Nice Nice. Little deviation and maybe that could be the the next step for this as kind of open it up, and you're not just playing as Ori-. me playing as different characters That could be pretty effective What I do know as far as I'm pretty sure. Phil Spencer is a pretty big fan of the series. and I think that in a fan of the studio, so I can't imagine that this game did poorly i. mean it was critically received quite well and. I think a lot of people that played this game kind of feel the same way that we do about it so. I can't see any reason why Microsoft wouldn't give them the green light to to continue to make more games you know for. Or Polio, it's just we we nit pick, and we criticize overall playing through this game is joy and a lot of times. You have just a smile on your face seeing. What they're making you go through in the environments of the music. Her thing we've highlighted I. Love playing these Games. It just makes me very happy compared to. We play a wide range of games and this game to say it just hits that spot. Yeah, I agree I really I thoroughly enjoyed the experience way. Every experience will have shortcomings and things like that this. This felt great to play and. Whether the next moon studios platform is an owner retitled a brand. New title will be looking forward to playing it because they make good games so good game. Absolutely I mean Nice Nice deviation from playing some of these more stressful games, this game can be stressful in its own right now and frustrating in its own right and certain sequences, but overall. You're absolutely right. It's kind of hard not to smile. When you're exposed to this whole package what this game brings I mean. It's fantastic, dude. I can't think of another platformer that has made me as happy as this one of really long time, so yeah very good. have. We hit everything. Does anyone else have anything to add I don't I? Don't think so. Hey, guys! Thanks for listening. If you're enjoying the show, please go to itunes or wherever you listen to it and review rate. Subscribe do all that stuff. Then go over to twitter finest salt city games. We have a discord and you'll find that link in our bio, and then they'll get you in there. You can ask US questions. You can come talk about Ori Talk about whatever? You know the latest shows talking about, and if y'all individually, I am less Bob. mids is king midst, jared. Jared hates you. That's going to do it. That's your own short..
"ori" Discussed on Salt City Gamescast: A Video Game Podcast
"Feature. You generally don't have to worry about saving in this game. And I had no idea there was a problem. The only thing I should have known something was wrong, but I went to the little shrine that you go to heal or fast travel and Fast travel for starters and I'm like that's weird. And then I was done playing, and it wouldn't let me exit the game I would click exit game and it would do nothing and I'm assuming because something had gone wrong, and it's like we're not gonNA. Let you exit the game motherfucker. You haven't saved in an hour and. So I did the smart thing and I force quit and then came back into the game later, and it was like what the fuck, and had lost a bunch of time, and then it did the same thing, and then i. just let Ori Run I. stopped closing the game and I had to finish the game by letting Iran like twenty four hours, and I did finish it up and it got cleared up start saving, but that unfortunate hopefully I'm the only one that comes across that type of stuff well to that to that degree. Yeah, a one negative knock for Moon Studios I. Don't know WHO's working in the fucking department that works on saving in their games. I think that they're pretty bad at their job. I'm just going to throw that out there I fucking I fucking hate the way that the same system worked in the first game I thought it was so fucking stupid that you can only save if you had this like certain resource, and if you didn't have any of this resource, and there was no way to refill it, you were just Sol and couldn't save. And so that was a really bad system in my opinion, that fucking was super frustrating. And thankfully, the first couple of hours that I played the the will of the whispers like Oh, they got rid of that. That's great, and then I came to realize that they're fucking safe system, and will of the Wyss, while it is an improvement still has fucking serious issues I. Don't understand why it just doesn't. If you're going to do an auto, save system where you can just auto save the game at certain. Periods of time and also from shrines you can save the game when you heal yourself. It will automatically say for you there as well. But why is it so hard to just be like I? Just collected a collectible. It's not a refillable collectible. I got that collectible that collectibles done. To get it again. Why the game just fucking save every single time you get one of those things. I ran into situations where I would do is difficult platforming section. Get like a collectible or currency, or or whatever, and then would die and I'd be like. Oh, well I died, but I got that currency, or that was pretty challenging section, and then I'd go back to the area, and it's like sorry. You gotta get it again and I'm like why why? Why is this the way that you guys made this? It doesn't make any fucking sense and it. It doesn't exactly explain the safe system to you. It's just more or less arbitrary, so yeah. I know exactly what you're talking about. What basically they may do like go in to the tricky encounter and get yourself all the way back out, but sometimes you might go into get distracted and do other things and I I had a similar things happen, and you just like Jesus I kind of lost like two minutes of progress, but two minutes. Progress has kind of a lot of apples very often. Yeah, I don't I. Don't like the same systems in these games. I mean it's a fine line because they're it. There is a certain level of challenge that is inherently part of this experience, and if you just allow the player to save whenever they want to save you kind of negate a lot of the difficulty, this game presents I. Get that, but there are so many games that are similar to this that employ the system that I just described and it's fine. It's not it's not that big of a deal, but for whatever reason this game forces you. To get a certain incremental points that they decided the game was gonNA save at and that's when the game saves. You know to Hell with whatever you've done. It doesn't matter if you can collect collected something that was hard to get or were you made up a bit of progress through this hard platforming section? If the game decides that it doesn't WanNa save then if you die, you gotta replete those fucking segments, and that that just kind of frustrates me, but I I'll take it over the fucking original save a system in the. The first game because I thought that was like Doc Shit fucking whore or so so mid in in two three years when they come out. You're going to be as excited to play that play another one. You can be ready I. AM interested to see what it is because you know in reality at the end of this he gives himself to. The world becomes a tree to save a little Al Buddy. And it's like okay. You know story. Wise I can see putting a pin in it being great, because the one thing that I've really started to dislike about a lot of like American runs show TV shows. Is that like? If it's making money? They won't put a story debate riot so the walking dead. Yeah, exactly, that's one of them. That specifically is just like going into garbage in Mugabe Mugabe. Of a complete unwillingness to put the story to wrist and. Get. These stories being written as pilots. If they work, there's no ending written same as how game of thrones was progressing, and then all of a sudden, it was just like we're going to sunset your rights, and you need to finish this, and so it once again was also bad, and so if it has to end, it has to end, and I appreciate having a good solid into his story. What I'll be bummed about is that has to sunset this world and the environment because. You know moon wouldn't be able to come up with a different title game that lives in thrives in this world, or maybe they could. Maybe it's not about Ori-. Maybe it's about the AL of the barrel, the fucking meatball spider, whatever it is or those little weird Solis Mom said. Spider! meatballs spider. Maybe maybe they go lost vikings row, and you play as all three, and you need them all because the bears things and the spider, and how this is perfect. They weirdly appropriate..
"ori" Discussed on Salt City Gamescast: A Video Game Podcast
"And worry and opinion that I mean that's just a fact I guess it's a fact that's not to say that some of the tracks in all night are bad. It's just not on the same level like the music the way that they tie. Tie The music into the scenario That's going on screen in Ori- is just fucking incredible dude and I really enjoyed my time with and then right after I finished the first one the one thing that I I don't really like about the first game. Is the safe mechanics in that game. I think they're Kinda shit the fact that like you have to have like a a meter to save like that's not that's not the most egregious issue with the whole the whole mechanic more than anything else. It's like I can basically exploit this game and make it easier when I have this gauge filled up and when I don't have that gauge filled up the game is much more hard and I would prefer just to be like I'm like you know own it fucking own it for my perspective and make it hard throughout and It seems like saving in midst can comment A on this but I like I said I literally finished the first game and then jumped into the second game. Right after like I downloaded the second game right off your on. Games pass and started playing it and I was a kid. Be In certain situations like early and it's like Oh no you don't say this way anymore and then I found like a a way point. crumbled shrine Which serves as a fast travel point in the game and that safe there and then also I tested it and I just like exit out of the game and then hop back in and it seems like an auto saves now. So yeah I it seems to have like it seems to have likes places that it saves every screen. Yeah and then the moldings very much progress. The only other thing that I can say about the first game that I didn't like particularly while they are Aesthetically pleasing sequences and really cool and and definitely definitely fucking Put you on the edge of your seat. I don't really like the escape. Sequences like Oh after playing through the escape sequences all of them in the first game. There are a few of them that I was just like. This is too much like you the time that it takes to get through them for me. I was just like this is frustrating more than anything else because I play like each escape sequence I don't know you know countless times and after you know and and that's a product of like just learning the whole thing like I can't imagine someone playing an escape sequence in the first game and the first time just clearing it. I mean maybe that happens. I'm sure it does happen but is like trial and with those escape sequences and that is like a part of learning that. I think starting you from the beginning every single fucking time. Got to the point where I was just like this garbage like give me fucking checkpoints because these are long sequences these escape. Sequences are super long. And it's just like just give me a fucking checkpoint like halfway through like don't make fucking do this over and over again from the beginning. I got really pissed off about that but other than that. Great Game Love It. I really like this game sequences and I like that. It is a pain in the asked to do. I have a problem with them but you. A lot of people bounced off those sequences and did not like that mechanic in the first one and presumably maybe the second one. I don't know I've only done one. I liked I liked mids. Yeah there's I don't know I think the difference. I love the escape sequences. It gave me something to like work through and feel like fuck. I achieved something at the end. I didn't approach it going. I should get out of this in one turn. It was more like. Oh I've got that sequence down. I've got the sequence down and like you would do in a civilised where you learned little sections of things to then put it all together in one fluid run. I enjoyed it. That's a different dynamic than you get. Say a hollow night The will of the wisps. Hasim for a minute. I was going through the game and saying wait do they. Did they give up on that? 'cause I still appreciate the concept When you know when we talk about Holler night and when we originally did blind forest we will like You know it's weird that you compare this to hollow night. 'cause IS BIG DIFFERENCES. Right only seems very no bosses in a blind forest. It seems very fluid. The Music is nice. The world is beautiful in like but very uplifting in a lot of places and You know there's no real progress in how you build your character or a lot of things that you feel that it was a weird way to Comparis- comparing hollow night but with the will of the wisps I mean they didn't take a page out of hollow nights book. They took a fucking chapter they added. Yes that's the point they added a they added Boone's or whatever you would call them modifies to to your character to help you. Sort of bolster the variable play and fight different bosses and stuff not to the same extent that Holler night had it where it was almost felt necessary to have certain modifies on for certain bosses and they they tow in that page. But I'm glad they didn't get rid of these chase scenes I think that. What makes him super epic for me is because the school is so good? The music is so good and it just comes together well in those chase scenes but a lot of the player base from blind forest. To will of the wisps was like. Hey you gave us three chase scenes and they were hard in that game. Was it in the game in terms of really really making it difficult outside of platforming where you know will of the wisps has some fuck and hawed bosses I. That's what I wanted to know because I haven't gotten to a boss yet. I think I'm right before the first one but I did see someone online. That was loving the game and then they presumably we're almost done with it. And they said they were going to put the game down because they were did not like the boss encounters now. How much did you struggle on it? Were you able to? I mean to take you thirty minutes or three hours. So right in the middle of that the final bosses hod and some of the buses are hard bit. Ori- as a character has so many different skills Within his movement or its movement. I don't know what you don't know and like you like you alluded to earlier. They introduce these new skills as you transition through different periods those skills you sort of utilize them more in different areas. Where the final bosses like this culmination of using the mole. And so once you figure out what you're supposed to use and way these are not boss fights like I felt that like the trial of fools is at the trial fools in hollow night go down in the arena think but see arena that is waves and waves and then there's three tiers of that trial those. What call. Yeah I know what you're talking about. It was something along those lines. But you're not gonNA find a boss. That's Holland night live hard. You're gonNA find some hard buses and I think that the conflict comes from being re really no in the first game you had chase sequences. This is now these are actual. Boss fights that you have to perform well and they are tough to play through and that sort of butting heads of people from we wanted this. I wanted this to evolve into more of a hollow night in terms of depth Buses with a perfect edition in my opinion but for somebody who loved the original Ori- just as it was which icon fault. Anyone full being in that position This might feel a little bit like fuck you sake road my ory. You know like you made this really hard and I think you changed. You changed and I thought it was great as it was because it was a phenomenal game as it was just for anyone who's like hollow night dedicated all has played night which is You know more than sixty our experience or he is a fifteen hour experience basically. I think it's I think it's pretty interesting to be like You ruined Ori for me. Because there's boss fights in the game because I think you know The original game is fresh in my mind. I just recently played it Finished it like a week ago. to to to just you know say the game is not difficult. The first game is not difficult and the only reason why the game is is challenging because of bosses is a little disingenuous. That Games fucking hard. I mean it's not like the hardest fucking thing that I've ever played in my life not by a long shot. But yeah it it's. GonNa it's GonNa Challenge you and You know there are sequences in the game In relation to platforming that are incredibly challenging. Set aside the escape sequences there. There is a lot of the specifically towards the end of the game The last temple that you go to in Game. It's like a lava temple There is like a kind of a labyrinth. Ian You know sequence of of going through this giant Temple And doing all these different tasks and a lot of them are really challenging. So I think it's funny that people are pitching just because they added bosses the Games hard now. I mean that's pretty ridiculous to me. Well I think that like you know it's no it's no cakewalk. Bit To the same point. It's no civilised in terms of platforming. Now it's not your end so I think I think it fits in really like it's challenging. It's a it's a pretty game but I'm assuming that it fits right into a group of people who maybe the people getting mad just really enjoyed what they felt was challenging. Because they aren't playing rarely sort of tough platform is they're not playing anything that has boss fight so It was weird for me because I came out of this going like home run. I love this game. Love traversing the environment and the music that they play with it. I mean the ebb and flow of how you move and what they play is pure genius in terms of the sound to going. I don't like this just going to say that I was just GonNa say that. And Jared you said to like even if everyone says the music's good but it's like that's doesn't even do it hostess. I don't know if I have and maybe I'm just overlooking at but I can't just think of a game that just inter wines the score with the game to make it feel so good like it's incredible every time I'm just running and I'm hitting a sequence. It's like that composer. He just feels like he had a lot of involvement with what this overall Kind of images in this game. I don't know I. It's like one of my favorite things about the game and it's just the music the art the art in general for music through to the artwork. you know. There's just aspects of this game that stunningly beautiful. The willed is amazing to traverse the skull. Lay It on. It makes you feel like you're on this epoch. Quist which you. Aw as Ori and like there's more at stake and you're doing something. Profound every little area of platforming seems to give you more triumphant music as if the game knows whether or not you're gonNA progress It it it just blows my mind and maybe it's just ready well composed in that aspect in it's not anything in the mechanics but the game feels great and it really is sad that you know. I don't want people to put it down because it's you WANNA finish it. You want to see the end of the game fuck. I feel so bad for anyone who doesn't get to the culmination of it. I mean it like you have to have to have to finish this game Even if you have to go online and look at a way to cheese bosses if that's what you need please get to get to the end. It's fantastic I I. I'm I'm for sure going to finish it. I know that I was gonNA. I was GONNA say that how I mean..
How Ori and the Will of the Wisps improves one of the best-looking Xbox games ever
"What released today. The Big one today is only and the will of the wisps which is twenty nine ninety nine alternatively it is included with xbox games pass if you subscribe to that service for fourteen ninety nine a month will of the wisps which is. Kinda hard thing to say is a sequel to the two thousand fifteen game. Ori And the blind forest which is gorgeous two D platformer with Metro. Inspirations will of the wisps has somehow managed to be even more beautiful and I say this as a person who plays a lot of video games and looks at a lot of video games so I hope you don't take this as excessive hyperbole but it is seriously one of the most beautiful games I have ever seen. It's incredible I have had a four K. TV for years. But this is the first time I've ever really felt like I'm seeing a substantial benefit to the technology and I think it's mostly due to the diverse color palette and the way light streams through the trees. It really it just looks absolutely incredible. It also plays great. I sometimes as the quality of a game on how willing I am to forgo sleep in order to play and this is a game that kept me up very late last night. I think it's one I would like to give a proper review to here on the podcast. Which is something. I want to do periodically but my early impressions are very positive. There have been reports of the pre release version of the game experience severe issues Ben Kutschera for example over at Polygon wrote after playing the pre release version of orient seeing what condition it is currently in however and receiving an official list of known issues. That should be fixed in the Games day one patch. We've decided to hold the publication of the Games Review. I didn't play a pre release version myself and was able to start with the day one patch so far about two to three hours in. I haven't run into any issues. That doesn't mean there aren't issues. I could just be very lucky but I wouldn't let reports like that scare you off the day. One Patch seems like addressed a lot of issues or he and the will of the wisps is currently sitting at a ninety one on metacritic which is an impressive score. Also speaking of metacritic review embargo lifted last night for neo too though the game doesn't come out until March thirteenth. It's currently sitting at a very respectable. Eighty six on metacritic neo to is the dark. Souls inspired action game from team. Ninja a studio predominantly known for the dead or alive fighting series and the Ninja Guidance series.
What we want to see from 2K Games’ new NFL game in 2021
"The NFL may finally be willing to open things up to some competition after more than fifteen years of exclusivity especially if by that point. Two K has demonstrated the same kind of talent for football that it applied in bringing its basketball series to the apex of Sports Gaming. Lot of words there. There is big news though. This is finally happening yeah. Nfl Yeah Yeah play with NFL BUT NFL. Player's stats normal. If you ever. I know a lot of football games when you do your SC- nfl logo and then the NFL Players Association. Yeah exactly but so. What does that actually mean? What do you think that this resulted because it jesuits like games? Yeah exactly yeah totally but cool but like I feel like that's not anything that's really going to move the needle like the people that are the miss. Nfl Touquet aren't going to be like well. This is this is what I'm looking for. Sure and I think even while doing wrong it's great reporting from cement and giving you context this moreover e as existing deals they expect to expire in twenty twenty one. Nfl Season Right. Yes it does I have. I don't see what future in two thousand twenty one early. Twenty twenty two right. We're looking at where the NFL's like alright. Yay You've done enough time to open this up and we're going to get out of this agreement like Madden makes money hand over fist right. Why would they want to rock that boat? Why would they want to do anything to that extent? It is interesting to see it all shake out of the last twenty years where we're now at a place where We've been at a place where. Ea hasn't football and to K has basketball clear in some ways forced the best entries in their respective sports. I feel like this is the type of thing that isn't going to result in anything worthwhile. Yeah eating is just going to end up with Arcade Games. They don't care about that. Which like a playground was cool. I played it for a bit but like it wasn't. Nba St John. It's just one of those things where it Kinda just feels like a a lesser than experience. And that sucks. I don't want that to be the case but in my experience it has been And people love those games. But I'm not one of them. Sure hands I feel like Arcadi. Sports Games is something I like. I don't care about what players are in it like it to me just more fun about like. Oh just make the game fun and sure having the teams and stuff is like nifty. I guess I duNno was interesting about it is. It's been fifteen years and so I think this is a story that gets us as old people going right. I remember what a big deal it was when he got the rights. I remember how good the two K. Games were and how much my friends loved him and how Bullish Two K. Was about it where they what they were selling. And I'm GonNa Kinda funny dot com slash around. Come get me. They were selling the last two K. Game they did for like what like thirty bucks to the Fifty Bucks that Madden was twenty bucks to the yeah. It was like they were making hardcore moves to make people come play their game over Matt and and that was awesome exciting and it was the challenge of you know when you get when you get into a monopoly. You get very set in your ways right. And so I I hate the matters. Just update every year you know Blah Blah Blah Blah. Like I know how hard the madden team works to make madden as good as it can be every year but they are in a nine month cycle and so it is a lot of features that they start working on get pushed to the next year Ravin beyond that one year whereas if you had competition you had two teams pushing each other. I think you could see something really cool happy. I don't see that happening out of this deal I I mean again. It's been fifteen years. The people made the two K. Football Games football games. I don't think you've been grinding. That accident. Still at two K for that long. Yeah they moved on to the project of the teams are. The things are a lot of them. Probably work on that and I bet in so to be here now having this conversation. Yeah you Katie things. But it's not like you're going to suddenly see this resurgence. I don't see what they can even if you go out and your two K. And you kill it out in these. Nfl Arcadi Games. I guess I understand. Okay cool like maybe you've proven yourself but in reality it's going to be the NFL's and to be like cool. Keep making these things like this. And I don't mean this in a derogatory way but these games are gonNA kill on switch. You know. It's like this could be to switch out like you know. They have been putting a lot of support towards the switch but the game like Wolfenstein supper. Never GonNA run as well as they do on the show. The playground games can capitalist pigs. Gummy ESPN NFL to cave. Espn NFL two K. Fives price was twenty bucks that year. Madden launched for four for fifty bucks there. You Go however I was insane man. Yeah Anikin J. MT. Has An interesting wrinkle to think about Tim. Jeremiah tricks exactly. Nfl IT'S UK is coming back but won't be assume focused game. This has me thinking both man and the ww two K Games have felt both felt same year. After you're not really innovating between games. Eighty w all the wrestling has been very open about wanting to make a game and with the relaunch. Xfl being funded by WBZ's. Vince McMahon. It won't be long assuming the XFL returns next season until an xfl game is made could and xfl and in E W game if they're good games that sell well force EA and to K to finally put finally up their game in making madden an WBZ games to prevent people from switching over to newer better products. No I mean here's the thing there's going to be an XFL game period. Yeah if there is an xfl game. It's not GonNa be good. It won't be soon for sure and yet and also won't be soon. I I mean there's a lot of jobs here if xfl makes it to a second season does it. I've paid no attention except what was happening. Yeah and you're not paying attention still going on right. Yeah Yeah So I I don't really see a game on the e W side. I'm really excited at the idea that they might do the thing. The Greg Miller dream right and just like let's just make no mercy is with us but I feel right now. It is legitimately all talk. That game doesn't exist yet and it just kind of like talking about it. And they're gonNA William do existence. I I do believe that. But that's going to be similar to the playground games and stuff where it's going to be a fun thing and the people that are in doing a really in love it and there's a chance that if it is really that good that audience can be fairly large and it could be kind of a big head and got very well review if you could. Yeah you could recapture some of the Gloria and sixty four wrestling games. I think you breakthrough. Nobody cared not nobody. But the people you breakthrough don't care that's eighty w these cool down for wrestling totally totally and I think that out of the twenty dollar download -actly exactly I feel like that. Could then you know? Open the doors and push towards. Wwe coming in being like all right. We're GONNA make mercy to yeah. That could be a fun thing. But I don't think that's GonNa Really Affect Mad at all it's own level. It's like did this question kind of implies that Madden isn't doing well in reviewing well it is you know. Madden and correct me. If I'm wrong isn't facing any of the issues that a ton of the other sports games are over the last couple years of the micro transaction stuff being as ridiculous as it seems to be fearful or even NBA team in Madden. There that I that FIFA has has so many problems with but I don't hear people here. I'm sure anything with the station platforms. A has the option to be abused period. That's any game. So yeah that's not inherently bad. It's just bad how could be in the game. But the core Gameboy of Madden Games. Great Right. Oh Yeah Yeah I don't know hasn't changed much in the last ten years but it has. That's the thing is it's glacial and it changes in the physics move and this thing that and so it's like I mean I think if you looked at ten years ago actually played it versus you played and now I think you would be like. Oh wait hold on. Maybe I guess I'd rather go back on. Madden two thousand ten because I was a good game
"ori" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Pour yourself a glass of Bourbon and get drunk with me and blessing as we go through a whole bunch of underrated playstation games. And Frankie Muniz. Do we talk about downhill domination? Yeah Yeah we came in there and we're out about that part. Drink a lot on this show. I don't know if you know that you know what I said. Or what is your comments are so fun time capsules beloved by upstart Mitt Mobile and Brooklyn in about so you that later for now. Let's start the show with what is and forever will be the rope. Report time for some eight items on the rope. Reports cricket isn't going to be one of those shows. We're going to be fifty five minutes in still in fucking story. Five seventy pack lunch. Sit Down if you're in your car on the highway. Stop in turn sideways. You know what I mean that thing where you stop all traffic and get out and play really loud speakers and it'll be like thoughts lower than that but yeah here slab or Ori and the will of the whist reviews are in right now sitting at ninety one on metacritic that's on xbox one that has also at nine twenty four. Am so about an hour ago. Game Informer gave it a nine point. Five injured Reiner says. That's part of what makes the will of the wisps so such a fascinating game. I taken on that spider one hundred times eventually beaten early on but `instead backed away and came back when I felt better suited for the fight. Whenever I hit a part that felt too hard I came back later with something that served as a solution. Fast travel is handled nicely but I would often hoof to most places as there are numerous side quests along the way like finding Wall Street's helping others in need aures. Efforts helped build up a small village which serves as a hub for upgrades and other various functions. There's plenty of content that is enjoyable to explore the stories fantastic. The world is breathtaking. In all of that pales in comparison to the wonderfully made gameplay that source both as a platforming and Combat Game Moon Studio says outdone itself with with the wisps delivering inexperienced. That doesn't have any lulls. Makes the player field clever and just keeps getting better as it goes I. Gene gave it a nine point. Zero Brandon Tiro says in Ori- and the will of the wisps Moon Studios to us has taken an excellent foundation in May even more out of it. It's many new elements expand on an ad to the First Games. Fun without bogging it down or becoming overcomplicated. And that's really the best praise you can give a sequel. It stays true to the spirit of the original doubles down. What made a great and gives you more stake. In the world and options to navigate. It Ori in the will of the wisps is an excellent heartfelt follow up that pushes the series to new heights and endorse shockers gave it an eight point. Five Michael wrote Ori in the will of the wisps is an exceptional adventure that every xbox one ownership play despite its technical failings it is one of the best to metro advantages. I have played this generation just behind the Messenger and Axiom Verge Moon. Studio sequel is filled with moments of beauty both visually and in its storytelling. If that day one patch fixes those performance issues. There's is no reason to skimp on this game Tim gettys while I was up there fighting. Moose's making loved all sorts of mountain men. You were down here in this part of North America playing this game. Where are you at? What is your take. What what do you feel about? These reviews are review will be on. Games cast on. It'll be going live on Thursday reported tomorrow right. It'll be me. Imron blessing and snow bike. Mike Mike Mike himself man Me Bless and snow bike are all say a little over halfway like more than that from home today to beat it so great great and then Enron has beat it already. Yeah it is a fantastic video game I am very very very impressed with it. It is Super Fun. It gets better as it goes on. And I almost every single thing seventies reviews. I'M RIGHT THERE WITH DOLE. Shockers giving eight point five here saying that. They helped a day. One patch fix performance issues the day when patch. If I understand correctly already out for reviewers and stuff so it i. I've been playing. It was a weird thing that happened where I got kicked out of my xbox account last night while I was playing and then when I came back in it looked totally different. How interesting so I think. It was the fourth update and It radically actually changed even the graphics of the Game Lali mainly. It's three hundred. Some kind of three D platformer like it changed the lighting. It changed the overall. It looked really pretty before like. It's hard to tell exactly what happened. I would love to see like some type of youtube comparison of the before and after I did notice a ton of technical issues as I've been playing but the even what is so. What does that include like? Holding up the map would really slow everything down. And there'd be like framing stuff going on you pull up the map and the map would come up. And it'd be semi transparent the world behind you but then the world would go away and then you could access the map and it was just like it didn't feel fluid. It kind of feels like using an ATM touchscreen as compared to your phone touchscreen okay. That's that's a really good example. It's that type of this. Should think think think while little bit quicker and faster to what I'm trying to get to do but after the patch I didn't get to play too much more but it did seem like it improved vastly so so that's all good. News negatives out of the way this game and this sounds very hyperbolic. There is a moment in this game. That reminds me of this team. Being like we WANNA make the Metro Advani that has a moment that is equal breadth of the Wild Pixar Okay and it's just it succeeds. Say there's there's a thing that happens just like oh wow. They're doing this. This is awesome and it. It works in a way that the. Messenger. That moment didn't work for me. Different moments for sure but there was a moment in the messenger that I was really enjoying the game. And then there's like a big twist and I'll just say this now. I don't really like this game as much with ory getting to that point moving online. I cannot wait to go home. Play this game more like I want to be this game as soon as possible. I WanNa know what happens. All the side quest feel so important. Yeah and it. It really does feel like every single thing that you're doing matters it's it's very similar It's still floater than I would like and I think it takes a little bit too long to get the abilities that allow you to kind of like maneuver the way that you want to but once you start like racking them up to the point of the riot it's it's so fun to just just move around address about sometimes not wanting fast travel just because he wants to exit hope it around and it reminds me of Spiderman in that way where it's just like it's just fun to move share. Yeah I want to save some thoughts support requests tomorrow two PM PATRIOT DOT com slash. Kinda Funny Games. You can get the kind of Funny Games casts review of Ori and the will of the wisps number two on the rope report game stop has appointed. Reggie to the Board. This is Jeff Grubb Rockstar. Reginald what they call them. Did you see that they call them? Reginald F. me can you bring us tweet. I miss the tweet I saw bring my I tweeted about it and then it has Like press release mayor brings it up. I'm GonNa read from Venture Beat With Jeff Grubb. Jeff Rights Nintendo of America's former president and taker of names is joining game stops board of directors. The huge gaming retail company announced. Today that Reggie fees is joining. Its Board to help turn the company around. Reggie is best known as as his time as president as we of Nintendo of America Wayne. He was the face of the company in North America. Joining Reggie on the Board Is Bill Simon and J K Simak. Sorry I screwed that up. Probably Simon has worked for thirty years in various executive roles in the retail industry. Simak is how would you say that? Because I'm jumping SIM. Maxima next is the president and chief. Executive OF PETSMART game stops goal is to have Reggie Simon and provide expertise to help turn its struggling business back towards profitability quote. The gaming industry needs a healthy and vibrant game. Stop Reggie writes on twitter. I look forward to being a part of game stops corporate board helping them make this happen. Game Stop.
Review R.L. Stine's Broken Hearts
"Today we are discussing are all signs broken hearts. I believe a super ill the hash. Our streets super chiller makes sense because it's more violent. Yeah Dot Ori Violent and more stuff happens like it's longer a little longer so I'll just go ahead and read the back of the book please. The additional tagline is roses are red corpses are blue on Valentine's Day. You'll die to those really good. Yeah it's pretty good one not too bad. There's someone out there. Someone who kills on Valentine's Day Josie and Melissa are scared especially when they received threatening Valentine's then the murders begin who's sending these horrible Valentine's to the Girls Shady side high and who will be the next to die that's not alive but very misleading. Yes oud very misleading need. It was funny because I was lit early. Just looking up horseback riding really her myself. Yeah 'cause I was like I want to start riding horses. I've done it a little bit in my past and I wanted to do more Frequently like weekly. Maybe oh cool and I wanted to like become like a horse girl and then I it opens a horse accident and I was like Signed from but I might just do it anyway Yeah but I mean. This is a pretty specific. I mean what am I not GonNa Fall in love? People do that in this book to. What am I not going to celebrate? Valentine's Day eating ring also like the date people outside their circle very much. It is a bad idea to stay. In this particular circle it is a toxic. Yeah Poison Yeah Circle. Can I see your Weird Weird Buck? Kelly got one of those like re prints I likes. It is still all the same saizen font though. That's fun and it is a better. It's a much higher quality reprints up that cover Yeah I remember that horrible cheerleader saga. When I got it was like it. It looked so fucking grainy and yeah yeah rid of it. You didn't actually think I sent it to a listener. This book was interesting. I guess it was. It did not follow any tropes outside of bunch of red herring boys right but what was happening was not typical of these books. No and I'm GonNa tell you something I'm going to be real yup. Did I read this book on a plane? Yes So all you. That's where you live. Here's the thing I live on planes. Now yes if you guys don't know I'm doing that show Super Punch on. Tbs which is on Friday nights TBS is located in Atlanta to be s. Very funny very funny Turner Turner sports which is in Atlanta. That means I have to fly back and forth from Atlanta every week. That's fucking crazy. So I'm on planes a lot. Now and congratulations to you. That's crazy. Yeah y'all tune in if you want to it's twitch it's like an hour on twitch and our on TBS in an hour on twitch and It starts at eleven PM Eastern. So that's eight PM AFFEC- I think Pacific and Monday through Thursdays we have Sorry so L H is playing okay so she has this fish toy. It's a very cute. It's cute she grooms and like it's her baby. She has this Little Fish. H It has kind of inside if occurred. She likes to groom. It plays for acute shoe sweet girl And Monday through Thursdays Is going to be on twitch if he way is hosting and I will be on those every once in a while so I will tweet about it. You should he posted. Its refund. Show It's about video games as variety. We do a lot of crazy things you know like it's just you know people having fun so check it out and this is pop culture gaming show. Yeah Yeah So. I'm really excited about that. So please tune in it would be nice to see some like representation of people that like like me in the chat like you know. You never know what's going to happen and we do see twitch chat still. I believe even on TBS so get not chat room. Let's get some via positive force for good. Yeah please because like you know either twitch China in the world yeah you know what the Internet is like. You know s nightmare. I used to love seeing y'all in my in my stream when I was doing solo stream. So it's GonNa be great to hopefully see you when when I'm doing the show So right on a plane. Read it on the plane and I WANNA say this isn't me sad Thirty pages left did not know who did it. And I and I sat there and thought about and I was like. Hey Erica. Know 'cause there were a couple of moments where we were in Erica's head and one that I still think is a little misleading. But it was never ally. This was not a fear street. Saga okay but it was like it was a Erica. Looks at Luke and wondered. Could he have set sent his her sister that horrible. Valentine Bitch. If you're thinking about killing your sister wiry so like a gas about the Valentine there was another instance where Rachel was like. I Hate Josie. I hate her and Eric was like. You shouldn't hate Rachel. That was like yeah. Um She's playing. She's but like technically you have lying to us now. Like if you're if you're a hateful awful person you can still say to Rachel Rachel. You shouldn't hate people. Meanwhile you're like I'm GonNa go stab that
What the college admissions scandal reveals about the psychology of wealth in America
"Let's say you're on a first date and anxious to make a good impression. The waiter arrives with the wine list. End Your date asks you to order a bottle for the two of you you know. Virtually nothing about wine. But you don't WanNa look like an idiot or a cheapskate. Eight so you quickly scan the list and point to one of the most expensive bottles on the menu and while yes it is ridiculous to spend one hundred dollars online. That's only marginally more tasty than twenty dollar bottle. It's actually standard human behavior. More than one hundred years ago an American economist named Thorstein Blinn Glenn coined the phrase conspicuous consumption to describe this very thing. You pick the expensive bottle of wine. Not because it's five times better than the cheaper bottle but because has you want to send a signal to your date. I have good taste and I can afford it. Wine is just one example of what's known as a veteran good defined find any good or service that defies the standard relationship between price and demand. Normally when price goes up demand goes down but for goods goods like wine. Fine Art Jewelry and cars rules change. We spoke with Ori- Hefetz an economics professor at Cornell University's SC Johnson in Graduate School of Management. He explained the high price is actually part of the attractiveness in Dublin's Classic Eighteen Ninety Nine book the theory the Leisure Class. He says that high prices have two functions. The first is basically marketing since makers and clothing signers know that most consumers don't have the knowledge or interest to figure out which products are objectively better than others they use price as a shorthand for quality consumers assumed correctly. Oh you're not that. A higher price corresponds to a higher value. The second function of high prices is what Feb Lynn called conspicuous consumption. In this case the consumer's decision to buy the more expensive option has little to nothing to do with the actual quality and functionality of the product. The whole point is for others to see you drinking the expensive wine wearing the brand name close or driving the fancy car heff it said when other people see me he driving an expensive car. That's a benefit in itself. They might think that I'm more successful or that. I'm more desirable as a mate and of course those two functions of high prices often work together. And just look at the recent college admissions scandal in which wealthy celebrities were caught trying to buy admission for their children into elite elite colleges one of the ways that schools market themselves as elite is through their high tuition costs if the University of Southern California costs more than seventy eighty seven thousand dollars a year tuition plus room and board. It must be an amazing education right and because schools like the University of Southern California used their high cost as a signifier of quality so do parents. The wealthy celebrities caught up in college admissions scandals were willing to go to great expense to win brandname status for their your kids in their social circles admission to USC is shorthand that their kids are smart and successful which in turn means that they as parents are also smart successful. Call it the virtuous circle of conspicuous consumption. In less you get caught cheating then. I identified conspicuous consumption. Among on the American upper classes in the late eighteen hundreds. But it wasn't until the nineteen seventies. That economists figured out exactly how it worked as a market force in Nineteen seventy-three we the economist Michael Spence landmark paper on signaling. In which he showed how are consumer choices send important signals that have real economic repercussions Spence won the two thousand one Nobel Prize and economics by explaining how education is used as a signal for productivity in the labor market. The logic is is pretty simple if an employer is looking to hire a new worker he or she will use. The status of the applicants college in which tuition cost is variable as a short short him signal of the applicants relative productivity as a worker Hefetz sites the classic example of someone looking to hire a lawyer the assumption is that a good lawyer lawyer winds cases and therefore has a lot of money so if one lawyer shows up driving a two thousand four Honda Civic and other arrives in a brand new Mercedes. They're sending two very different signals. If the client defines a good lawyer by how rich he or she is then the Mercedes lawyer benefits from conspicuous consumption. Of course a great lawyer could be thrifty or a lousy lawyer could still drive a fancy car. But there's a far higher cost for an unsuccessful lawyer to buy a Mercedes Hefetz said Ah for the good lawyer who actually makes a lot of money. The Mercedes pocket change it's cheaper and therefore more likely for a successful lawyer to send the same signal. The larger question is why do we bother with all these signals anyway. Have it says that there is a much more efficient economic solution Russian instead of buying a fancy car to show how rich you are you could just walk around copies of your most recent tax returns or introduce yourself to potential clients by saying. Hey I'm very wealthy and successful. But of course that's not socially acceptable instead. People who spend money on flashy cars or clothing can hide behind what communists call a functional alibi if you buy a very expensive car for example you can claim that you didn't do it to send the signal that you're rich and successful but simply because expensive cars run better and are more reliable or have better features have said but are they so much better that it's worth spending twenty times the cost of a good standard car. Probably
Decentralization Philosophy Part 1 From Buddha to the Conquistadors
"I've been trying to figure out how to talk about this topic for a while because cryptocurrency is this really kind of strange flat structure. That has all of these little hierarchical structures built on top of it and you can take that analogy and you can really really zoom in on it or you can really really zoom out on it as kind of still true really regardless of how you're looking at it and I think a lot of this has to do with just the nature and sort of the oddness oddness of crypto currency and a Bitcoin as a community right as a movement and as technology that also is attached to people getting rich. Sometimes today I WanNa talk about a topic that I've been calling catalysts and CEOS and take a look at what the crypto currency space looks like. Today what it looked like in the past. Ask Talk about some of the different attributes that got us to where we are today. So Toshi said an interesting precedent. They led with their ideas and to a lesser extent their code and the early sparked a was association that contribution catalyzed first Bitcoin and then the crypto currency movement at large those who believed in that vision given an opportunity to get rich in some cases crazy rich rich and that combination of factors lead. I all coins coins than ICO's SAFT'S STO's and I don't think even talked about on the show before and who knows what will come next because clearly the path of innovation that's occurring here is not over at all but it also created what feels like a strange legacy that we're going to explore today as simply put are charismatic leaders who emerge from that flat structure that is the bitcoin protocol more or less dangerous more or less problematic more or less notable than the mark Zuckerberg's the Elon Musk's Jeff bezos. Goes and Steve. Jobs who really lead their movements. There's not that much of a difference between Associate Akimoto and a Jeff bezos except for the way that they fundamentally went about not inciting the change that now has kind of swept the world in one case kind of the e commerce site of and the other case this digital currency cryptocurrency or blockchain bitcoin movement. Or whatever you WANNA call it. Today's conversation is about decentralized catalysts and centralize CEO's the first thing I thought of when you said SA- Toshi contrasted to Jeff bezos. US was the difference. Between a certain personality type blended with introversion versus extroversion an extroverted rated person who is very smart and capable and intelligent and can see the future almost but wants credit and wants to be the face of an organization and is is comfortable in that role. You end up with someone. Like Jeff bezos. WHO's out there? And he's totally comfortable with that even though he retracts heat sometimes but but she didn't want the credit souto she wants to be behind the scenes and gets everything they needed from just being the mastermind. Mind who's kind of silent and letting other people be the face and I think that's really interesting. If you study personality types. Maybe even like the Myers Briggs. Souto Souto she is like your classic. I N T J personality type. They're like the mastermind architect but they don't need the credit and they don't need to be the face. Jeff Bezos as US would be like an E. N. T. J. who's like the CEO and the leader and wants to be the public face. I think that's a really interesting point. But I think that there's another factor here. Maybe okay which is that. Was it a choice. For Satoshi to take the type of catalyst like behind the scenes never revealed role or was that a factor of the not just the disruptive potential but what was being disruptive of course it was a choice. I mean Saito. She clearly thought through the implications of what they were doing carefully but if they really wanted credit they would have justified some way to take the credit and to be public about it. I think you always have a choice. I think another pretty good way to differentiate so Toshi from Jeff bezos is one of them make several hundred million a year contracting with the CIA Eh and the other one was never heard from one someone spoke to the CIA. I don't know who's point that supports but I think the big different factors that there was a legal path for Jeff Bezos to do what he did and even if he was an introvert. It still a good choice for him to do it. If it winds up that he has all the resources and success. I don't think we see that in practice very often where you have a founder. Who Comes in catalyze is a thing and then leaves before it actually becomes successful and their contribution bution isn't largely replaced by what comes after? I don't think it's so cut and dried that. What Jeff Bezos was doing or wanted to do with there was a legal path for him him? I mean he was doing something that nobody had ever done before. What was that avoiding state sales tax? This is another good point. Jeff bezos has been really interested in Star Trek. He wants to create a star trek future and some of the things he's been doing are totally unprecedented. And so it's not as though you can really say. Oh they're definitely legal because there's never been a legal precedent to establish that they are legal. You could say oh well Ijaz doing things that are a gray area or questionable. But he's he's not asking for permission and that's an admirable quality so you're talking about different levels of challenge and so with Jeff Bezos thing and with examples like like Uber. And other things like that. You are talking about companies that are doing very disruptive things but the question is who are they disrupting and in both of those situations the person or the entity. That's it's being disrupted their state governments and so if you're like a national company and you have presence in many many states that actually gives you the ability to play a bit of a game there. The thing that Uber did is kind of the reverse of what happened with napster. Napster was a decentralized network for file sharing then hit a bunch of national and even global organizations that suited everywhere but it was ultimately fighting these national or global organizations whereas Uber. They weren't fighting any global or national organizations they were fighting lots and lots and lots of little regional monopolies and it's to a lesser extent. Sure about Amazon to every state where they weren't collecting sales tax. Well that was an individual a fight so it's not like they had a problem with the United States. They had a problem with each individual state. Look at what's happened with projects in the lead up to the invention of Bitcoin and all of those centralized charlize alternatives. They were competing with the federal government for fundamentally monopolized right in the right to issue currency and control sort of the dynamics of the money that we all use news. And that's a place where it seems like you couldn't have done this as a CEO because people tried that and they basically all wound up getting arrested or getting all their assets season in many cases giving customers assets assets seized two so as we can see. There are definitely reasons why people do decentralized and centralized organizations whether it's from personal reasons just because they don't want the credit in some cases or in some cases because having the credit is dangerous and on the other hand the advantages of taking on that leadership role. Well the thing about a flat structure is that it's a flat unstructured. So even if you're on top of it still major basically at the same level as everybody else but organizations you know. Companies these are hierarchies for the most part and so if you have that role at the top of that structure well. It's a lot higher than you'd be if you were at the top of a flat structure. All of this comes back to one of my favorite books. It's really short and highly recommended. Did starfish and the spider by Rod Beckstrom Ori Brachman. I read it actually before I became interested in Bitcoin and it was really kind of formation book for me. We've talked about on the show before but it's been like five five years so I figured it wasn't a bad topic to bring up again. The subtitle of the book is the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations. And if you're a fan of decentralized technologies but I've never read it I cannot recommended amended highly enough quoting from the book. A spider is a creature with eight legs coming out of its central body. It has this tiny head and usually eight is. If you chop off the spider's headed headed dies and that's exactly what happens with centralized organization a centralized organization has a clear leader. WHO's in charge? And there's a specific place where decisions are made if you get rid of the leader. You paralyzed realized the organization now. This contrasts with a decentralized organization. which is a fundamentally different animal? It's actually a starfish. At first glance at starfish looked similar to a spider appearance but the starfish is decentralized. starfish doesn't have ahead. The major organs are actually replicated through each and every arm and in reality. starfish is a neural network work. Basically a network of cells instead of having a head like a spider the starfish functions as decentralized network and you can even in nature see situations where a starfish fish has been wounded and for example in arm or even several arms have come off what tends to happen is that actually both pieces will then grow into a complete starfish and it's another another method that they can reproduce. You might say that that's inefficient from a biological perspective to duplicate or pent-up locate editor. How you even and say that word but to make five copies of all of your major orders and neural tissue? GAFFER's them this great advantage of being able to regenerate just from from a small piece it means that while starfish might not have perhaps some of the advantages that a spider does it also isn't vulnerable in the same way. That spider is to damage to you. Know very small parts of it because again it's just not centralized we're GonNa talk about this concept in a different way a little bit later. But what other comparisons do you like besides this kind of starfish in spider for decentralized and centralized organizations and kind of broader question that I wanna come to his how many companies do we actually think or how many any projects do we actually think like rough. ballpark percentage in crypto actually are starfish versus. How many might be using a network that is a starfish but in reality the are themselves
Jonathan Blum: The Usual Uncertainties
"This bookworm and today my guest Jonathon Blum. Who's book of Short Stories? Were talking about today. The usual uncertainties. Well he's one of the very few people who I heard bookworm when he was attending Santa Monica College Enj from Santa Monica College he transferred to Ucla from Ucla. He applied to and got admitted to the University of Iowa. rining program probably then is now one of the very best in the country. Among the people he worked with there were Maryland Robinson but they offered an impressive staff of writers. Here's then as now. Maryland is just retired now. This book is beyond the usual uncertainties. It's twelve stories and these are stories you've written over the last. How many years I'll just over twenty twenty years of you've stories song and I know too that you teach writing in workshops around Los Angeles? Different kinds of workshops story workshops developing character workshops working on your novel workshops workshops so tell me after this time what is the. The short story has to do well Short story seems to be a highly compressed literary form They say it has to have a beginning being a middle and an end though not necessarily in that order I think of myself more disposition as a story writer than a novelist. Maybe maybe I'm one of those people who prefers three or four minutes songs too big symphonies. Shorts story isn't short in anything having other than length. Yes one of the things that I realized as I was reading your stories is that there is a moment where the surface of the story drops away and a dream or trance of what the story is takes its poice and so suddenly you're entering another realm entirely Someone is bringing a baby right to family. How do we know how this is happening? Why this is happening? He feels like Santa Claus. Right he tells us but somehow or other. This is a dream of a story in which a baby can be delivered. Yeah by the family Oral for me without story apples and oranges. I knew that I wanted to have this man. It takes place in nineteen fifty two and he goes out to the countryside outside of Philadelphia and he brings back to Philadelphia with him. A A an unwanted gentile baby and he's going to give of it to his wife sister and her husband to adopt. They haven't been able to have they haven't been able to have a child. Yeah and so will I knew something about what was hint his interior life and what he had in mind and the happiness that he wanted to bring to his sister in on brother-in-law but I didn't know at all what was going to happen in the story. And Yeah I mean he does bring this sort of fantastic gift gift But other than that. I didn't really know where the story was going. And that's often the case. When I begin a story I may have some sense of of where could be going? But I'm I'm pretty open about it. I you know Grace Paley that line about giving your characters the open destiny of life. I really try to do that. I like them to have an open destiny of life within the story. And then I like my endings to be open to because I think characters are still capable table of behaving Unpredictably even after a story and well that story if I remember correctly that that mentions the open destiny of life story by Grace Pantley quota conversation with my father and many many of your stories are conversations with parents. That's right and in fact the first story and a young boy has has gone with his father who's adopter. His parents are divorced. He ends up going with his father for the weekends. His father has to work right and takes him to the hospital. The boy sits around waiting until the father one day says would you like to make my rounds with me and not just that shows him how how to look at an x Ray. Yes it's a pulmonologist but he does locate cancer. I mean because he's looking at chest xrays so he's looking issue Z.. Whether there's cancer or emphysema what the patient's condition is but the marvellous thing. Is that this drops away too soon. The boy is going into the rooms with the father but not just into the rooms where he knows news that a patient has terminal cancer as indicated by the title of the story. The white spot was an indication on the x Ray a cancer but the father is talking to a woman where she from Hungary from Hong Yes. Well her family's ways from Hungary actually. She grew up in the United States. But she's of Hungarian ancestry. The father is getting the Hungarian woman to tell the story. Essentially of anti-semitism in Hungary and the father is teaching the boy that that not how to be a doctor right not how to be compassionate and not how to talk to a patient about death but to show the boy that these people are used to the experience of people coming from extermination camp. Yeah the drop that I'm talking about into the trance of the dream right. The boy is being told a completely different story Ori by his father in collaboration with the Hungarian woman neither of whom know how powerful awful What they're saying is to the boy? The boy is something. Well he's an attractions he's in a trance too. You and I would say the exciting thing to me about reading your stories. I was following following the trance of the story and Song I think of this as leading the reader down the garden path into another realm of reality. Yeah I agree with what you're saying about both of those stories and I think also those stories have immigrants in common and one of the things. I think that unifies the collection is that threaded throughout there are a a number of immigrants from various places in the white spots there in from the white spot there from Russia. But you know I have a Thai emigrant I have Armenian emigrants people that make up Los Angeles. I mean Los Angeles is ten million people in Los Angeles County and three point. Five million of those are not born in the United States so I think the immigrant experiences pretty central to the Los Angeles experience. And of course you know my own family has an immigrant background as well. Well I would go further and say that the stories prove that life is strange. That what a story doesn't do is tell you you you already know in the second story. I mentioned called apples and oranges. None of these people. I know what to do with this outside the family outside the flock outside the tribe baby. Yeah but but the bringer of the baby knows right then in a few weeks it'll be like every other baby right. It will be loved. It will be cared for. It will be ideal yes and it will always be a baby of gentile ancestry. And that's something that I wanted to explore usually it's Jews who are trying to assimilate into the larger culture but this will be a baby that is going to be assimilating into Jewish culture which I just really enjoyed that aspect of the story.
Xbox Year In Review 2019
"Let's begin with the xbox. xbox was twenty nineteen a good year to own an xbox one next question why hi it's no no see. Here's the thing. Obviously the first party situation with xboxes is well known at this point. They're they've bought. All the studios are trying to fix that. which I I think we're GonNa talk about later when twenty twenty stuff but yeah twenty nine thousand nine hundred so we've published as of this recording? We've published our nominees for game of the year and our various categories Gorey's and for best xbox exclusive there was one nominee and thus a winner a very very deserving by five. I think no matter. How if we'd had seventeen? I party exclusives. which was which is we're not doing third parties in that Ki- those categories anymore the exclusive category so it is exclusive Gears five was a tremendous game. I reviewed it myself and I just I love the series and the coalition is just. I amazed at how they've if not only continued to to keep gears being such a great game. But I'd say it's it's honestly probably the best first party narrative driven game Microsoft oft has even ahead of Halo H-a-l-o five really dropped the ball which we've talked about extensively on unlocked looking forward infinite but it's been a long if halo five was twenty fifteen and we've gotten to gears games in that time four and five craze both in amazing The other big release for Xbox on the exclusive side. This year of course was early in the here with. Crackdown three and that game. Just it just wasn't very good. You know it had. It had been quite the development. Hell it'd been announced years and years ago and when it did finally come around. It's a whole cloud powered destruction tech. Just wasn't it just didn't really make for a good game So yeah it's it's it's a pretty thin year That said the xbox one x fairly I would say objectively the best place to play third party games that are are enhanced with four K. level Additions I mean. We saw it with the end of the last year with With Red Dead Redemption to just noticeably better on on the xbox one accident the PS four pro. And so yeah if you if you had an xbox one x a four K.. TV You had a really good time playing the likes of Control and resident evil. Oh to remake and and all the other great third party games we we got this year sure and even a technical performance aside from the third party games the services the xbox one X or is it just one family offers now with gain has ultimate game passes arguably the best deal going in gaming. I think yeah. Yeah Yeah really great in five years. I think we'll look back and go. Wait did we never do we. This used to be a thing. We didn't know how you every console choline has. It is going to be a standard industry changing and especially when they're earning that deal earlier this year which I think they've done since like get your first month for a dollar I immediately added game has to Max subscription. It's amazing to have so many great games of such a scale you get so many great undiscovered gems and AAA Games right at your fingertips. Njit new you first. He's yeah then a little bit more all about all First Party Games day one on game. Pass that REX gears five if I wasn't did not have to buy it. It were a subscriber. Does that make it hard to judge. Its success yet because Microsoft's not giving out Definitive definitive metrics. Like we don't know how many game pass subscribers there are. We don't know how many people play each game so I stopped even announcing hardware sales or is it a while ago so yeah it is tough to know but the fact that we're seeing big third party games go more and more of the service indicates to me that that it's successful enough that that it's working. Yeah you know. We had the outer worlds on there on day. One which granted. There's that's sort of a weird situation. In which would have to get into or it's kind of Microsoft game but kind of not. Yeah but you know stuff like devil may cry five made it on their within like four or five months after its release. So there's we're starting to see third parties really jump on board with it. It's well monster. Hunter World got on there as well. So there's a lot of reasons to get it. I got it because of the world's yeah yeah and you probably are already feeling you got your ten bucks a month worth just from the outer world because it's awesome you talk about how thin the exclusive lineup was this year but I guess five I think is tapes it was better than any playstation four exclusive this year of that caliber. I there's one playstation exclusive that I think is hard to judge against any other game which dreams well okay but it's early acts on it's just ending sunsetting. It's early access availability but yes Of the other I pretty up in Sony. I'd say probably gears stands above. I just I just want to give credit. They really did put out an excellent. It's good I mean the campaign's incredible the it's the stories great you just. What the fact that? They've introduced a new generation of characters. Like it's it's totally been like. The Force Awakens of of the Gears University bring along the old crew. Hey here's all the people you love and know and care about but here's some new people that they're pretty cool too and it turns they are pretty cool and then the multiplayer sweets better than ever with that game so it's really just a tremendous achievement and then on the Hardware Front for Xbox we've got the xbox that's one s all digital edition. Yeah we have any sense of like how that is doing. With the Dow was received. There was a story that it was like the number one selling council in the UK during Black Friday. Week which okay I mean. I'm sure there were very aggressive sales on it. But that's that's a good thing I mean. The world is going digital We saw the the Course xbox one famously. It's when it was unveiled it was going to be so it was going to be basically the steam for consoles calls and the the world rejected that that proposal outright and Microsoft of course had to walk back a lot of their policies and ideas for xbox Fox won and they've never recovered that story's been told a million times but you know we are heading for that future and you know. Yeah so it's if you don't need the the BLU ray drive if you don't want to so If you WanNa just do all your games digitally and you don't want to feed any watch any four K.. Blu Ray movies on the console. Then sure why not save yourself a few bucks and grabbed the digital condition. 'cause it's literally the same same thing otherwise you're so we're we're heading that way and with two thousand twenty stuff that's Microsoft. Seems like they're gonNA they're gonNA keep going with that with With Lockhart Project Lockhart. So we'll get to that. We saw a couple of former xbox exclusives jump over to Nintendo this year with a cup head and so good Ori and the blind forest does that affect I guess. Do you think that affects the process. The value perception for the xbox to lose those exclusive games. I don't particularly when the timing timing of it was way M Cup had came out in November fall of twenty seventeen so it's been a year and then Ori came out before that jury one eighty early two thousand fifteen. If my if I remember correctly so no I think in those are just those are games that are so brilliantly suited to the switch just hand held games or even just the general sort of family friendly switch audience platforms this. It's great to have those games on switch and it's like I think a lot of xbox fans probably double dipped and went ahead and picked it up on switch as well because why not until X.. Cloud really rolls out. And let's let's you play those on the go. The switches the best way to to do that. Yeah it seems like Microsoft's stated agenda going like obviously they're gonNA want people to buy products scarlet but they seem to care less about the platform. You're playing their games on so as long as you're playing Microsoft Games and that game with X. Cloud with the cross play between PC and xbox with all of that
"ori" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"She was pretty hard on manafort's. She said that he's been a basically spinning in dissembling throughout the course of this criminal case, and maybe even throughout his long career. And she basically said saying, I'm sorry. I got caught is not the same thing as being an inspiring plea for leniency in this case. And Kerry, what did Manafort have to say for himself? Manafort says he's sorry for what he did in all the activities that brought us here to court today. He says he. Did accept responsibility for his mistakes. And he basically said this case has taken everything from me already. My finances. My properties my insurance, please let my wife and me be together. Manafort is turning seventy next month has wife is sixty six. The judge basically said I appreciate the fact that you've supported your family and friends, but you did it using other people's money, and she said, it's problematic that Manafort has been making these kinds of arguments because this court is one of the places where facts still matter remind us what Manafort was being charged with and sentenced for today. Sure. This was the case in Washington DC where Manafort had pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges one involved in overarching financial conspiracy related to his unregistered lobbying for Ukrainian political interests. And the second sue involve charges of conspiracy to obstruct Justice for alleged witness tampering after Manafort had already been charged with earlier crimes tampering with witnesses to try to get them to stick to a certain. Ori- and make Paul Manafort looked better. It is worth restating that in all of this. None of the crimes that Manafort has been accused of a related to his time on the Trump campaign. But the president Mara has been he is engaged on the metaphor proceedings..
"ori" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Ori- following more. Breaking news following months of speculation about chief of staff, John Kelly's future. He's reportedly days away from leaving the administration this after his relationship with President Trump has reportedly deteriorated to the point where the two have stopped speaking White House reporter Jonathan Karl tweeting that a staff meeting that Kelly was leading this morning has been cancelled with much of this week focusing on president, George H W Bush's funeral. We've been talking about favorite US presidents. I've been asking our listeners to use our mobile app to tell us who their favourite president is. And why here's a sampling of what we got President Trump. Go Trump mic Marica, great again, twenty twenty imagine we got plenty of these totally President Trump because he's making watching the news fun. Again. You see here's some others view the most because I served under him in the Marine Corps. Virginia closed. He wasn't a president. But close Obama because after the recession I was able to move up. Get my house run my own company. Others mentioned Reagan, Martin van Buren, George Washington and even one for Richard Nixon. Gene Wexler, News ninety six point five WDBO. And if you're looking for something to do tonight, grab the kids and blanket head to leak y'all to watch the polar express under the stars movie starting at seven or call the babysitter. And join this twelve bars of Christmas pub crawl on Wall Street. It all starts at eight o'clock, and you must bring an unwrapped toy to participate and also one more story here. This is kind of a sad story. A dog in South Carolina remains in critical condition after chewing his own foot to stay alive. Luke is a great Dane who was found nearly starved to death and suffering from several series infections is owners have been arrested on animal cruelty charges..
"ori" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Chef ori- Menasheh describes as many as Italian soul, and you'd have some ram other from Italy company. She would feel like it's authentic because the way of preparation is how the grandmother cooks low and slow your time develops flavors. Menasheh is not Italian though, he could play one on TV the late food critic Jonathan gold once noted the chef grew up in Beverly Hills in Israel where he served in the military. He traveled the world then came back to LA where he dropped out of culinary school after a month. He went on to cook at an Israeli restaurant and a number of Italian ones. Most notably pizzeria mozza Angelini Austria, I see way. He was very good. Chef cooking. Unbelievable. Chef Gino Angelini hired Menasheh in his kitchen seven. Eighteen years ago. He says Menasheh learned quickly and became a leader in motivate a lot this stuff. Greif on this. Do you think that the grandmothers would approve of his yes, it's really good? They cooking slows low. Mediterraneo because it's Israel. It's not very to this Angelini affectionally gave him the name best. Yeah. Beast in talian. Yes. Because. This flaming source of one strong. Guy this best. Lettuce. What else did you say five days a week the produce truck arrives? Forager dragon Ovonic delivers the seasonal vegetables and fruits he collected from farms up north persimmons earn season washes palm king slaughter root vegetables. Some the tree those are favourite guava. Where are they told me right now Genevieve Girgis Menages wife is the pastry? Chef at best. Yeah. She salivate over some concord, grapes. Like what if we used it for something like a little garnish where we sugar them? Yeah. Inside the restaurant's open kitchen. The husband wife duo take turns showing how prepared dishes I up Genevieve's. Little gem salad, a simple acceptable recipe in their new cookbook. We use like the.
"ori" Discussed on The Nice Guys on Business Podcast
"And the question could be, you know, who speaking to me right now, is this my ego or is this my soul. It's. First of all, when we ask a question, we must receive the answer. Sometimes we don't get the answer right away. Usually we do, but sometimes we get in the way of the answer coming to us. So what I often say to, you know, our seminar students is, you know, I have, you know, a thousand and one different questions that I can pull from my repertoire that I don't use them all the time in every setting. Obviously I'm not only use ten of them, but very specifically the ones that I use, it's done very intuitively. It's done from that of my soul. My soul is connected to their soul, so they're so ori- knows what's in their best interest. So when I come up with a question or present a question to them, they right, they immediately get an answer. And as I often say to them, just go with whatever answer you get right away. 'cause nine point nine times at a ten at very first answer that comes is the right answer, at least for this moment in which you find yourself currently in, can you can. You gimme a, can you give me? I, I know I've been. I've been challenged oftentimes by our community. Listen, you have amazing guests that come on the show. What we like to know is gimme an action item gimme an exam. Give me a practical example of how this will work for me. So can you give me a question that one would ask oneself when one is faced with a perplexing situation or an environment that is potentially harmful? Yes. So what whatever that is that the person is coming up towards so might be an environment that's potentially harmful might be a relationship that's potentially harmful might be a business project that's potentially harmful or the bottom line is, you know, just one big distraction. And so or it could be the opportunity of a lifetime..
"ori" Discussed on Probably Science
"Problem every morning and it's funny it's funny how how often does those questions so debated in philosophically wait almost dell it's never happened or maybe but i guess just to decide something and input driver gets to live and people you can you can make it the uman decision just put it program it into the thing you get the car you decide is my life worth more than if they're say five people in the road that i would hit but i could save their lives but i would go cliff i mean we converted we can vote vote on this sort of things as you manatee and circe well if the car ran into that situation usually it's the decision of the person at the moment but you can program it into the machine ari where can i listen to find out more about you both your comedy and juniors is wig ori oriented dot com probably gonna make this website better soon but you can't see you can see some stuff about my work in find my comedy there there's videos and there's my youtube channel where i'm trying to put videos of me doing comedy in different countries around the world and intervene comedians they're going to have japan and russia's coming soon interviewing people about putin put in jokes versus trump jokes and comedy clubs in russia oh man i wonder what russia comedy clubs like right now yeah yeah they're they're what you would expect in the kind of like american comedy clubs in the sixties.
"ori" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Ori mcelroy going into the final round call them a few more players in this tournament than patrick reading i think there's you know recchi's on nine john rams on it you know there's still a few guys that have a chance so i'll obviously know exactly where patrick rita's because i'm playing with them but for the most part i'm gonna go at their set myself a score and a target and try to get now in the premier league matches the city script has gone slightly awry they were supposed to win the league yesterday but they didn't they were supposed to win the league a win against majesty you not you would have sealed the title with a record six games to spare and it was all going so well when they were leading two nil at halftime with goals from vincent company.
"ori" Discussed on KTRH
"Oris didn't so now granted though she her point is right him in the private sector is is much quicker to move once they decide they're going to move and i don't dispute that but my my caution here is that the in a government granted they they they do everything they can to avoid having to make a move they don't particularly democrats the republicans the republicans are the fastest to get rid of their own the democrats not so much democrat circlethewagons give it every chance they came to survive and of course can you blame on their big formative event is the clinton years they got away they literally got away by the way with the assistance of matt lauer in suggesting that it was a vast rightwing conspiracy that sent monica lewinsky into the oval office to deliver pizza the bill clinton hillary clinton shows up on the day chaumont wow were interviewing her and she talks about this vast rightwing conspiracy and manpower does it come combine don't insult our intelligence you really think there's a bunch of rightwingers and made this happen instead he just nodded his head and so from the democrat perspective they get away with it the democrats lesson the is they're not held accountable the democrat less than the is that there's nobody can make them get rid of their stars the democrat lesson is using the big dog bill clinton they get away with it and before him ted kennedy.
"ori" Discussed on QUEERY with Cameron Esposito
"'cause like oh not everybody's exactly the same it turns out but please keep doing what you're doing you know you'd it ex yeah you do i mean i think the lake at the it was really important to have an accurate representation of what's actually happening um i just remember lake the only people that i saw tv the only people that i understood to be like if you're a gay you're like a a hilarious lake flaming gay man like that's what that's my idea of what being gay was ori orr just like you know you're on iran ah this old house or something great well ray a flaming demand that like probably isn't even played by a gay activist total is probably like actually somebody doing like a caricature yeah absolutely um and that's not even on the actors that's just like what was asked for absolutes at him yeah we're in a different place we are in a different way school and i think for i mean i have no idea i really don't understand fully what i some friends you are musicians but i don't fully understand what the music industry wants from you they want you to be out and sang the stuff that you're saying on stage i have such a weird experience than most of the people that i know because a i got invited to do same love so it was like and that was like the first thing i did and i was like playing venues to like five people how old are you while as happened 2002 2003 oh my god i was applying degryse cool to be a teacher as going to be a music teacher that was like my path and i just got my bachelor's of music composition says ding were or castrol symphonic work.