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UK energy crisis: Government races to avert food shortages

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 4 months ago

UK energy crisis: Government races to avert food shortages

"The soaring cost of gas in the UK is creating a chain of events which is resulting in the closure of fertilizer factories and could potentially create massive supply problems in the food industry so we Davies with the national pig association says a lack of CO two is a big problem on farms we will be a couple of weeks away from being forced to cull perfectly healthy animals all farm and by the caucuses in the big picture farmer Richard Lister says a lack of CO two creates other problems if your business is losing money and you having to lay people off it's that you have when you last in bed on the night you can't sleep it's a crisis Andrew Opie with the British retail consortium says there's still a few days for the government to get it right and sort this out they're going to get all the dark side pocket valuable for everybody and they go to prioritize the suit production industry government ministers have met with the company producing most of the U. K. CO two supply I'm at Donahue

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

09:12 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"It's designed with outreach. You know and whole foods is whole. Paycheck wholefoods is hall paycheck. So this idea that we could live this kind of utopic notion of what modernism was going to give us. This was also formed in relationship to devastation culturally and terms of world. War two it. Oh it's like when you think of who moved here and who was designing houses from schindler on it was really a even a brecht writing for hollywood films like that is so interesting to me as also as a as a place of loss angeles in what is iconic about the idea of a better healthier in. La is no longer affordable to live in the city. We have over fifty thousand people on house right now in the city. It's it's really quite astonishing to see what's happening in the parks and on the sides of highways in los angeles. It's just completely inconceivable that as a culture and a community we allow. This is devastating. And i needed to speak about that. And i didn't i you know. We all assumed that hillary would get rain. But i actually didn't have those assumptions. I actually saw all the percolation of what we went through in the last four years and i felt an incredible need to talk about the times that we are living in. You were recently appointed the departmental chair of the ucla department of art. Congratulations thank you. This comes after your appointment as the university's inaugural endowed chair in the art department observed. That was underwritten by a two million dollar gift from the philanthropists. Linda and stewart resnick. And i was really struck by the goals that you've outlined as department chair which include raising scholarship funds to ensure arts education is actually accessible to all students. Which seems like the real center of of what you hope to be able to do. Can you talk a little bit about what changes you're hoping to make to create more accessible education for students in the arts. Yeah no absolutely. I mean one of the greatest things bhai. Ucla has historically amazing art department. we are a public university being a public university. We do not have the same kind of funding opportunities in relationship to getting students. And it's getting harder and harder to get our top choices because we have places like yale who also then not only do full scholarships but then they actually do a stipend to live upon as well. I think that those who can afford an education should actually pay for an education but i am completely opposed to going into debt for education so i was very careful about my words in my interview in the la times where. I laid out my goals because my goal is that art students are able to leave with a degree debt. Free and in order to do that. I need to raise money for a scholarship to create a larger endowment so that we can accomplish that for both undergraduate and graduate students we need to further endow more positions in the art department and that is specifically for adjunct it is also unsustainable for adjuncts to be living in the way that they live now and i was adjunct for a long time. it is it is not sustainable not to have medical insurance and it is not sustainable for somebody to potentially live on twenty thousand dollars a year here in los angeles. That's not sustainable. So i'm really interested in sustainability in terms of also how much the adjunct community brings to the overall amazing education opportunity for both graduate undergraduate students and we need to celebrate that versus. Make it a detriment for them. And so by endowing more positions we can create an ability to potentially give two to three year contracts that include medical insurance and then we're allowing pool of really amazing young artists to be able to have their first opportunities to teach at a university like ucla. And then hopefully be able to gain employment in other places so it's a it's a two tiered thing in relationship to students leaving in debt but that also that we are kinder and more responsible to those who give us so much within the department held you manage your of pedological life with your art and life as an artist there. Are those clauses again right. I mean at this point it all seems like it just flows together. You know it really does. And i think i'm pretty good at time management. I have a really good assistant. Who really helps me. Extraordinarily and at this point the experience of making the work and the knowledge in relationship to what. I wanna make the experiences that i try to put forth to figure out what i'm making all feel incredibly fluid. They're not fraught. You know. I think that i would say that in the nineties and in my thirties i had more anxiety. And at this point i am beyond mid career artists. Because i'm sixty. And i've been making work in the art world for now thirty years and i think that i'm really just excited about the continuation of being able to talk about what i see around me during my lifetime and live out my life with the love of my beautiful family and friends. And i'm really. Hokey gonna cry about that right now because it is I worked really really hard. And that is the hard thing about having multiple closet so to speak as sometimes there were too many clothes and And i feel that. I'm i've been able to pivot and move and be aware in continued to feel that i'm tied into the things that are interesting for me and i have the incredible support of being able to have the longevity that i've had and relationship to being an artist and i wish that everybody had those kinds of experiences catherine. I have one last question for you. It's not particularly profound. But it is one that i'm highly curious curiosity. Is it true that you've been watching the soap opera days of our lives since you were sending sip of water. Sorry yeah yeah. I can tell you everything that's happening right now up to date with days of our lives. But it's like i am really have i can tell you about all the characters all the history of the characters. I'm a walking encyclopedia of days of our lives. And why what. Is it a diesel. We're lives you know something that i watched with my mom. I guess that they. I don't know they became another place of a dysfunctional family for me. Like all the drama. Like if that drama was the drama than do i have to think about my own dramas so to speak and then you just get tied up in a really dumb hokey way like and it's something that i could talk about with my mom. I guess today. I called her but this literally a conversation i had yesterday. Okay mom okay if lonnie is really the daughter of this character and abe is. The father does that mean that. They had sex when she was going out with when abe was going out with a sister like like that's like literally a conversation i will have with my mom. And she's like. I don't know elgible just have to see laugh to unravel so it gives a little touching point for my mom and i in this shared history of these characters in the life of salem and then i've run into the characters and l. a. And i even had one of the characters. Come to my studio first studio visit. And i've always wanted to make still lives. I'm putting it out there on design matters. Maybe.

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

06:34 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"Unable to buy their own. Homes starts burning down beautiful houses. And i believe that this is also. This film was also in conversation with another film that preceded it. That was also created with still photographs. Can you talk a little bit about that. Yeah that would be. Chris markers found lajja attache which was made pretty much. After you and i were both warrant was made in nineteen sixty two and the biggest fear in nineteen sixty two was a nuclear obliteration in relationship to the cold war You have to think about the cuban missile crisis. Another other things that were happening. Historically at that moment. In time. In which chris marker made lajja tae which is about love and longing and memory. And it's kind of like a pseudo sci fi film made out of stills but it's an incredible political poem to that time and I wanted to do a conversation in terms of that may be at this point in time. the notion of nostalgia and modernism as utopic. Dream has also failed us so using my good friend who i photograph for years pig pen aka whose whose name real name is stash feel piggy and i have a very very close relationship and i asked pig pen to star as the protagonist of this film and it was also the last piece that i made in my west adam studio behind my house because i had moved. Finally i was going to move to a bigger studio and so it is It is about the fact that i will never be able to afford a case study house or any kind of house which was supposed to be affordable at this point in time in which they were made at also mir's the time period of when logic was made and so it's a quandary. It's a quandary to where we are at this point in time but it also is a trans body. It's a queer body and we all know in terms of economics that one of the hardest economical groups's lesbians actually and order to be able to own property or prosper any way because we still do not have wage equality in this country so it was like trying to put in all these ideas of a lot of other bodies of work that i've mapped out all into one piece. Pig pen is one of the two most photographed people in your body of work. Yeah Can you talk a little bit about why you keep coming back to photograph them. Pig pen is just one of the people that i've just really really loved my life as a friend i mean i have gone through so much with pig pen. We have gone through losing so much in our community to performing together with ron eighty two. Just our bodies are are you know are entwined on a very emotional friend way. I would do anything for for pig. Pen and pick penn would do anything for me. And i think it's really really important to also say because it has been brought up in a number of interviews about pig pen being one of the most photographed people as house. One of my best friends. I'd axa Is that I think that a lot of people view this as a potential muse. And i don't view my friendships as muses or who. I photograph over and over as news. I might really enjoy looking at them. But by no means are they muses their friends that i'm i honor in relationship to kind of image making i i have a harder time with us notion of muse. That's interesting would never have occurred to me that that pig pen was your music. If if i had to pick anything or anyone. That was amused. You i would say it would be culture. Yeah exactly thank you for. Wouldn't have even occurred to me. What was it like. Was it different directing so to speak a film verses taking a photograph because it is a film made of photographs. I'm just wondering about that relationship here. No i think that it wasn't big and it was interesting. Because i have a longtime assistant heather rasmussen. Who's just amazing. And does everything for me and it was harder for her than it was for me because she was saying like. Do we need to store report this like. How are you going to do this. And i said it lives in my head. I can't necessarily. what am i going to do. Draw stick figures. Because that's about all. I can draw anyway and i said no this. This piece lives in my head. And i knew that i wanted to create a sense of multiple cameras. I knew that within the stills. I wanted it to. I wanted to rack focus and then bring things into focus. I knew that i to use the newspaper as a platform of what comes in our lives and how we deal with it. I also really well done by designer. I can say is good. And i knew that this was i knew that the protagonist was an artist who lived in their studio. And that's all that they could afford and through as they were making a peace peace extended with the incredible amount of fires. That always happened in california. To fire in itself is one of the most feared elements in california. We have major wildfires burning right now but what. It is in also in terms of notions of loss in a in ideas. Around what we all have lost through. You know Not being able to afford to buy a house to live on the fringe of one's ability in society. What modernism was supposed to apply than you have. Stores like design within reach. Which is you know all. We all know in our our joke of our community. It's designed with outreach. You know and whole foods is whole. Paycheck wholefoods is hall paycheck. So this idea that we could live.

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

10:48 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"Because i knew that obviously through art history that those were tropes that i was using. But until. you're actually in front of something until you're actually bearing witness. You don't realize the influences. And it was. Madonna and child. And i saw an enormous amount of madonna child. While i was in rome. The catholic church representation of madonna child is one of the best marketing campaigns. Ever tell me more. Tell me more. And then all of a sudden to have the queer body be able to have a baby to be able to be butch to be able to live in their identity for the scarves pervert to still be existing on the body and so allowing you to begin to articulate and again look at that great marketing campaign of madonna and child in a very again different way. So how do we make something. Iconic that ends up culturally being able to engage in the construct of culture in itself through history. And those are things that i've always been interested in in terms of making work. It's fascinating to me. Yes absolutely did you realize at the time that pervert could still be seen. Was that intentional. Yeah i it's a scar it's there. It's slightly ray dill. Yeah awesome in twenty eleven several months before she died. You were commissioned by the actress. Elizabeth taylor to photograph her home in bel air. Los angeles how did that project i come about. Well she actually didn't commission me We actually shared the same accountant. Who's still my accountant to this day directly and derek for years kept saying you know elizabeth taylor is my client. If you ever want to do anything like i could. I could propose something to her. And i kind of looked at. I said well you. I not really do celebrity. And then i had done the body of working. Aw gration of going to d. c. for three days and baking body of work in a book and a portfolio out of You know The first ever elected african. American president in the united states. And i was thinking a lot about what. What is a portrait. How do we begin to think about a and i also had photographed quite a bit for dwell magazine which were portrait of people's incredibly interesting homes but inauguration is in conversation. I love having conversations with other artists in conversation with eggleston's election eve where he went around georgia and photograph. Just the landscape as carter was becoming president of the united states and then also eggleston photographed graceland after elvis passed and i was thinking about like okay. Those are two different kinds of portraits right. Those are really interesting ideas. And i've often used landscape in relationship to portraiture too and something that i'm profoundly interested in and so i went back to derek and i said yeah i wanna make portrait of elizabeth taylor through her home. Threw her belongings. And would that be something that you could propose. And i could get access to and so. I met with her personal assistant. Tim who i've become became very close with through the process because during the process elizabeth passed away while i was still photographing the house and And it was a profoundly amazing experience. I never met her. But i feel like in a weird way. I was granted kind of the last portrait of elizabeth taylor and it didn't have to be done with her before camera but it became much more intimate much more tactile in relationship to her home and the home was immediately dismantled and sold upon her passe. He photographed three thousand images of her possessions and her private spaces vanity table set with lucite containers of carefully organized eye-shadow in her sitting room. Her blue velvet. Sofas which i assume. We're supposed to be kind of like mimicking. Her is her christmas decorations which she specifically ask that. You do shoes and boots and more shoes. Her lavish close. And what was that like for you. How how did you feel doing that. It was really quiet. And i really appreciate quietness i would go in. The house was so soft lush. I lived in west adams it. I lived on a rowdy rowdy block. That was pretty much run by The gang the bloods and it was car racing and squealing tires and music and it was a lively lively neighborhood and all of a sudden i would a- gatewood open and i would go into this driveway. Go through this front door of a house. That was lushly carpeted a new kind of us such great descriptive terms but it became this place that i could slowly watch the light unravel in each room. I have time it was close to. Ucla's i would often go after. I was done teaching and spend the afternoon. They always offered me lunch. The staff was incredible. Her whole entire office was in her home. I really loved her cat. Fang fang and i became really good. Friends It was it was a reprieve from a lot of chaos. In my life that i could slowly unravel through a six month period In making a portrait and one doesn't normally make a portrait in six months. They make a portrait within. You know forty minutes with somebody visiting the studio. How would you describe. Elizabeth taylor through getting to know the objects in her life but she was passionate as a human being that Her objects held memories for her that they also were about her love of shiny sparkly things but that it was also a stuffed animal that somebody would bring over to would hold as much importance She was generous person in my mind and the generosity that she and her team displayed to me was obvious in in everything that was cared for. She was also really independent and savvy and understanding of a woman of her generation and when she was born that she could hold power and that also she can hold power with her voice as an activist and she was an activist at a period of time that we really needed yes and if she was the person who was actually able to get ronald reagan to save aides to say what was happening and that was her who did it as well as starting the early fundraising that within all the softness in the lushness there was utter power and a position of humanity that i just have enormous monitor respect for in one photo of elizabeth taylor's vanity. There seems to be a line written in lipstick on the colin and reads the quest for japanese beef. What is that about that line from colin farrell became very close with elizabeth and would visit elisabeth a lot and he went in her bedroom and bathroom mary after visiting her and wrote in her lipstick that he was going to take her out for japanese beef and so that remained on the mirror of because actually there wasn't any expectation of. I mean it was. I was getting ready for them to bring all the luggage out into the foyer because she was going to go on a trip to new york and i was going to have the opportunity to photograph what it looked like when she packed her bags for a big trip which would to according to her assistant. Tam was a lot of luggage. You know Because she could always wanted to have the you know choices around her. And then the next thing i heard was she was hospitalized. And then we rapidly tried to get the blue room together which is represented as one of the last moments in the book of this blue room. That almost looks like angel wallpaper because she was going to move back downstairs. She wasn't able to go up the stairs any longer and she would come home from the hospital to this room and it was described to what she wanted the room to look like and so we were racing around getting that done and i was still in the house photographing as all this was happening and then she passed and so the blue room you know never got to be realized with elizabeth in at and so. That's one of the reasons why it's photographed in that way as well as the jewelry abstracted was the day that christie's came to take the jewelry. Tim and everybody called me and said you know this last day that the jewelry is going to be in the house. Do you wanna come by. And so in the morning we came by with a son just gorgeous and we took a couch pillow out and we laid some of the jewelry on a couch pillow for just sparkle back to elizabeth. You know and. I made these abstract photographs that feel almost also like an image to her passing and strike me. Yeah so it was. Yeah it was one of those extraordinary experiences of somebody who was obviously one of the biggest famed. Hollywood movie stars But who also led an extraordinary life helping others. The last project that i wanted to talk to you about today. Is your twenty eighteen film. Your first film the modernist a twenty two minute movie containing eight hundred photographs about a frustrated artist who unable to buy their own..

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

09:49 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"Forty six times from the shoulder down to the wrist with two inch needles twelve gauge needles. But i remember. We wanted the gauge. To be big enough that it would create like appearance of body armor and a certain and that i wanted the cutting and the needles to be completely precise because i was thinking about whole binds kind of henry the eighth portrait in a certain way and i was thinking about. What the word pervert man in nineteen ninety four and my community especially when there was a beginning of a divide within our own community. And this is very specific. It's not just for what pervert means from jesse helms the holding mapplethorpe photographs on the senate floor. But it also came from internal homophobia of our own community of again the workers. The you know people who practice were also perverts and that there are portions of the gay and lesbian community are quote unquote normal. And i didn't like the notion of normal. I've never liked the binary of normal or abnormal. I'm more interested in the complexity of sexuality and desire and so was Yeah was that moment. Where in the same. My friend steak tattooed dyke on the back of her neck. That i was going to have rail. And do this cutting and that was done in san francisco in a studio. Why was making a portrait series. It was attended by an enormous amount of my friends including the incredible trans historian. Susan stryker was there and it was you know there were The needles were done first. And then i sat in the chair and roelant did the cutting and then we. I put the hood on and we. We made some without the hood and some with hood. But i didn't want my face. Because i wanted the notion of visibility to be placed on language. So what does the word pervert mean. How do we deal with language you know. Is this enough of a pervert for you and it's also really beautiful and then you actually have to deal with the beauty of it as well because it's not dripping blood it's not it's don in such a way that it just looks like almost a red tattoo but it is blood coming to the surface. There is a real elegance to the photo of the way it's constructed. Had you been very involved in body modification at that time as well. How hard was it for you to have forty six to gauge needles. Put through your skin. Not that difficult actually because when you prepare yourself. It's totally different. If i'm walking through the house. And i stubbed my toe on a furniture. I sit there and i weep. I'm like really angry. I can't believe i've heard myself but when you've already been kind of in the leather community and you are doing this in the dungeons on your own you. You know what you're kind of doing and so you. Your mindset is different. I mean if if something goes to the doctor and get gets a shot. The only thing that is hurting is actually the fear of getting the shop. So are kind of relationship to fear is so complicated as human beings. And i was never afraid because i knew that my friends were professionals and railing was a professional and that they had done this time and time again and i had done a lot of play piercing in a lot of cutting out in a private setting and so i wasn't I was very definitive. And knowing what i wanted to do and and had the mindset to go through it did you experience any of the fauria. You that sometimes occurs during body modification. Oh absolutely now your endorphins. Erc going off the rockers at it was funny because if you watch the video tape. There's one moment where it i have. The the group dead can dance playing in the background. Because i love that kind of meditative music and you know you're breathing and you're going through it and then rail and decided to stop for a moment. Try to pop a pimple on my chest. That was driving her crazy. And at that moment i lost my focus and then i started moaning a little bit more once. She went back into the cutting The cutting as much harder than the needles to go through needles are fairly quick. You know but but definitely cuttings are taken enormous amount of concentration. And your and that's partly. Why didn't want my face in. The picture is because i the endorphins are going off with my glasses off. My eyes are slightly crossed and the first thing that people look at in portraits is people's faces usually and it again had to remain on the body and about the body image was first shown to the public in nineteen. Ninety five at the whitney biennial. And you've said that since then you struggle to look at that photo now. How come well. It's not necessarily struggle. It's i haven't set a struggle. It's it's it's a photograph that i don't need to live with. It's a photograph that i made that. I'm proud of and that represented that moment in time. You know i had. I had several collectors at different moments. Say how powerful that peace is live with and that it's in their bedroom and they wake up every morning and i guess i started thinking. Could i wake up every morning but one of the things that i love about photography it defines the sense of time and within the defined sense of time of that you know going back to that geeky kind of cardiac persona notion of the decisive moment. Like pervert is a decisive moment on my part but that doesn't necessarily define me as a sixty year old woman now so the frozenness this of my time in my community. I'm so profoundly. Honored that my friends and i myself chose to use ourselves in relationship to community to make and work on a body of work that created a certain history in a certain idea visibility. But that doesn't mean that were held in that time in the same way that were held in the time in terms of the making of the work. Before i ask you about the third self-portrait self portrait nursing. I want to ask you about your thoughts on domesticity in your work and you said that self portrait cutting was about the relationship between queer nece and domesticity. I'm wondering if you can talk a little bit. More about what that notion between squareness domesticity is or was well throughout history. People fall in love and throughout history and relationship to homophobia especially after say the you know the roaring twenties so to speak and when kind of the puritanical notion of homosexuality ended up entering the kind of religious indoctrination of not being acceptable and so forth and the bible misinterpreted as so forth When you fall in love you often wanna live with the person that you fall in love with and so domestic day was always literally a part of the notion of having a relationship and being in love and and opening up one's home of cohabitation and to then be denied that both on legal fronts as well as just rhetorically within our society is incredibly fraught. And so this notion of coming out of the closet always made me laugh. Because it's a closet is a domestic space closet is where one another's close co. Mingle if you don't have your own walk and 'cause has which i don't but a closet is where a co mingling of the every day happens and so yeah so it's you know. Domestic has always been a part of love and relationship and trying to build a life a home with another person after cutting pervert. You drove across the us in your rv photographing lesbian families. Women who had children who lived in groups couples engaging in everyday household activities across the country and you titled the portfolio domestic. You looking for something specific in that body of work. Well that body of work also was. I had been in a relationship then for three to four years with another amazing queer photographer. Important lesbian artists on historical level. Who should be. She's in books like stolen glances. But it's Her name is co. Sheila brooke and we are worried by us together. We were gonna do. We have been in three year relationship where she ironically was living on. Sanborn have where. I ironically lived with pam. My first domestic relationship and i was still in custody..

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

02:49 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"As a collaboration with my good friend. From collards richard hawkins. Who's a fellow artist where we started making portraits of our mutual friends at that point and then he realized that it was my body of work and he just said this is. This is yours. Go with it But he he introduced me really thinking about holbein. And what nobility is and what that is within our community. And we had amazing extensive conversations about that. And richard as a very brilliant person who i felt just helped lead of a pathway for me in terms of continuing to photograph the community after being in having understand that the title of the show being in having was a play on psychoanalyst jacques locations idea that men have the phallus while women as the embodiment of erotic. Desire and art are the fellas and when i was reading this. I'm like is this deep serious so this is serious and i have to tell you that. A title came from the woman with her arms crossed over her chest. Peeing in on our backs. So she is an amazing philosopher from toronto canada by the name of annemarie smith and she was one of the head kind of political philosophers and teachers at cornell but she was my lover at the time and Met her in canada at a bar. You know and she had been making postcards with a friend That were really awesome. Roddick postcards from this collective in canada. And i'm sorry. I don't remember the collective's name anymore. But i was in the bar going. Hey do you. Who made these. And then the woman. I was talking to said. Yeah my myself and my next door neighbor did and then it started a very long friendship and love affair with amery smith including the portrait. That's on the bed the self-portraits on our bed when she came to visit me in california while i was in grad school that was a student's installation in their studio and they let us have it as a little of private palace so to speak during her visit august wrapped together. That's the beautiful thing about community right. Is you meet people. And you're in this kind of you know in the eighty s. You're you're going through so much as a community especially in relationship to politics aids and and visibility and just all of these inner weavings are really also part of my ability to thank.

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

07:15 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"Model homes plots of land and billboards advertising united states where the children are apple cheeked in tow headed and the parents are as straight as ken and barbie unquote. What what provoked this particular direction of your work. Well at first. I didn't have a car. Because i was moving from san francisco and my car had been totaled and i just decided to walk with my camera and so i was also a you know a street trained as more or less a street photographer in san francisco so in southern california. There's very little street. And so you just start wandering. And i'm a big proponent of wandering. I talk about wandering quite a bit and i recognized what was being built was actually what i watched being built in my Teen years and decided that it was something that i could try to talk about. In the meantime you began to contribute photographs to lesbian magazine mentioned on our backs whose name was response to the anti pornography feminist journal off our back. Yes how did you. How did you first discover the magazine. Living in san francisco. You're basically embedded in that point. Valencia street in san francisco was the kind of lesbian Area the castor was for the boys. Valencia street was for the women. We had artem est cafe. We had a center bath house. We had a meal. Yes which was the seven day a week lesbian bar. So you had all of this happening all at once. And i'll tell you like the women who would go to meal. Yes we're also the women who were being photographed by wonderful photographers. Joe pose ner and susie bright and all of the kind of sex positive in terms of starting on. Our backs was right there at that time and so i just decided like why want a picture and on our backs. I'm a photographer. i'm. I'm a lesbian. Why why it. Shouldn't i try to actually do that as well. Those magazines introduced me to my own sort of private realization. That i was gay at the time although it was another twenty five years before i publicly came out but other magazines that have in my collection that i thought you'd enjoy sure you know this one. Yeah and then caught looking which droid inari publication. At the time you also joined a women's as an society called the outcasts co founded by the activist and academic gayle rubin. But you've said that. Sm was never sexual for you and have described it as the scariest. Most violent secret impulses that could be followed invalidated and made almost cozy in an atmosphere. Where you could always say no and you go on to say that you needed to push yourself to get over the enormous amount of fear you had around your body. Where do you think that fear came from. What was that fear about. Well it's it's personal and it's it's not on the record in terms of personal but there was some childhood trauma my part and i think that there was an enormous amount of healing that this community brought to me relationship to trauma. And you've never read this in an interview. So i'm saying right now for the first time but and you know it's been very hard in a certain way to be quiet about this during the hashtag metoo movement but there's reasons and the reasons are as when you make self-portraits that i made people easily equate that to. Oh well that's why. She made that. She was traumatized as a child. And i try very hard again. Though that kind of compartments that i put things in the in this society were very easily to connote things and to take things and blow them out of proportion in a way that's not authentic to one's own experience so my authenticity to my own experience in my childhood was definitely Worked out on an emotional level very much so through the leather community but at the same time the public -ness of that is not necessarily something that i feel. I need to have completely spelled out in the world. I completely understand for years. I was in the closet and also would not disclose my own early childhood trauma in with sexual abuse primarily. Because i never wanted anybody to say that anything i did was because of that were that i was damaged in some way. Because of it. Or that i would be judged because of my own inner homophobia in in those decades now but i know that the king community essentially saved the life of my wife. Roxanne gay she. She's very public about the fact that if it weren't for the community she wouldn't be alive today. Yeah i feel very very much the same without having to lay out all the details of my past. But what a an amazing place to be able to work out So much thank you for for feeling that you could trust me with with this That sense of community that both you talk about that that roxanne is experienced. That seems to be the most important aspect of being involved in the dsm seen and that it was also political. It was his political as much as it was sexual as much as it was community. And i read that. You often talked philosophy in the dungeon. Kale ruben has great to talk to. I mean i remember at one point. You know Asking gail for coffee and just wanting to talk about the kind of amazing experiences of the transition of so many. Butch dykes transitioning to mail like in the beginning. And i wanted to have like a real philosophical conversation with her in relationship to aids and the kind of work that she did in relationship to the gay male leather sex club south of market. And so when you when you have actual role models and brilliant people that were surrounded me at that time period and various sects positive people. Yes it was really interesting. Deep discourse in relationship to what we were doing and what we were holding and also consensuality and i mean. I wish everybody had that education in some ways. Yes yes some of your early work for arnold bax included photos of your sex toy and leather collection..

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

07:30 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"I thought that i would be accepted in society. I carried that. Fear an internal homophobia within me and it didn't happen like legitimately until i moved to san francisco and i was sitting on a curb with my best friend dean at that moment in time dean moser who i had met at a residence club that i was working for my room and board. While i went to san francisco art institute and dean thought i had a crush on him and so dean said cathy. Something i have to tell you. I'm i'm i'm gay and i was like. Oh well i i am too you know. And that was the first time that it was actually spoken. And then there was no hesitation after speaking. What's so interesting to me. In terms of looking at your body of work is despite the difficulty that you might have experienced. And the inner homophobia you did seem right from the very beginning in your body of work to i. Embrace isn't even the right word. but celebrate. Celebrate your your sexuality and your gayness. Yeah no i think that i did but it wasn't right away actually took some time. I mean there was the side person kathy. Ob ride who everybody who is a friend called me calls me cathy by cathy opie published in on our backs magazine not catherine opie so i took on these different kinds of personas i suppose to again create a different compartments of my life and what is now. I guess that's in some ways like having multiple closets in one tiles. And i i think that you know Really beyond being kathy on our backs and celebrating that through a queer culture. It wasn't until becoming a part of act up and queer nation that i decided to make my work publicly about mike awareness. But i would have to say that. A good portion of my work was trying to be very serious street photographer in san francisco and then quickness within my work at cal arts was actually the dissemination and observation of master-plan communities in southern california which i kind of grew up. Been from moving. From sandusky to rancho bernardo pie california and watched that turn into masterplan community. So i think you know. The quickness was always also involved in relationship to how do we fit squirrelled. And you know if there's this kind of separation in relationship to idea of community than how do i portray my community and i think it was a quandary for quite some time. The quadri also. I think began even before you committed to photography as a profession. At at one point after you graduated high school you considered becoming a kindergarten teacher and even went to Virginia mont college to study early childhood education. I mean that's in thinking about the pathways of a life. You were on that. Pathway i was i profoundly love children like i really really loved children and i suppose that's even the other aspect of clearness is. How was i going to become a mom. Because that was always what i wanted to be. Even as a child. I would tell my mom that i was going to have twelve children for some reason that i saw Yeah that would have been too many. Yeah so kindergarten you know. Be a camp counselor for a long time. And i really liked kids so i just imagined that i would be pretty fun. Kindergarten teacher a year into your studies to become a teacher. You call your mom and said. I'm an artist and i need to go to art school. How did she respond. I mean she was both your parents really encourage you to be this kindergarten teacher. Had they respond to you wanting to be an artist. Well my mom was the one who was supporting my ability to go to college. My father was it was financially capable but chose to not financially support my endeavor of receiving a college degree. He kind of believed that when you turn eighteen. You're on your own kind of guy generous now right so so my mom you know. That was hard for her. She actually took a loan off of her car that she owned outright for me to go ahead and move to san francisco and i picked san francisco art institute. I wasn't thinking about. San francisco is being a very gay city. It was just like in california and a really good notable arts school that had like ansel adams and minor white and dorothea laying and the legacy of that program in terms of photography is is actually. Why chose it and mom's supported. She said okay. But i'm only going to be able to pay the tuition kathy. This is a really big tuition. And just so you know in nineteen eighty one. It was about seven thousand dollars a year and she was able to get me all the way through paying the tuition and i did get some scholarship money and then grad school was again up to me so if i was going to go to graduate school than i had to do it on my own. You left san francisco to pursue your mfa at california institute of the arts in valencia. You said that that transition sucked in. What way did it suck well. I was leaving a community. That was profoundly also becoming decimated from aids and i all of a sudden moved back into a very hot off southern california environment in the middle of a master plan community that i had exited when i was you know basically nineteen years old from from living with at home in in powei and to be all of a sudden going from the bay area of this incredible city. And it's the first time. I had ever lived in a city back to the suburbs where it was really hot and i couldn't wear my leather jacket year. Round like i could in san francisco and being kind of newly possessed of my my clearness my being dyke. It wasn't even queen s. I don't even think we use the word. Queer and in one thousand nine hundred five but my my kind of being a dyke and what that meant for me. Yeah and it was even i. Even though i had catherine lord and millie wilson and mazing people around me at cal arts who celebrated that and definitely added onto my ability to understand. Theory and feminism. And you know had. Douglas crimp come through the school enormous about people at that time period. It's still wasn't san francisco. Yeah as a way to cope. You started photographing planned community. That was being built across the road from your apartment which ultimately became part of your thesis portfolio in this work included photographs of quote matching.

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"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

08:21 min | 4 months ago

"opie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

"Three hundred images as well as essays written by the likes of the new yorkers hilton ounce. She joins me today to talk about the evolution of her extraordinary career. Catherine opie welcome to design matters. Thank you so much dovey and designed does matter. So i'm happy to be here. Thank you thank you catherine. I understand that you still have a garfield stuffed animal. And a third place bowling trophy from the nineteen seventies on display in your studio. I actually think it's eleventh place a more worse in my mind. Yeah okay why do you still have these objects and way on display. Well you can see me. I have a shelf behind me. If people were on zoom they would be able to see a shelf behind me that numerous books and little things and recently my mom was cleaning out her house and whereby ready to move her to another place. That is for Living at eighty five and a really beautiful way and she brought me this trunk of objects. And when i opened it it was just. I had the shelves. And i thought oh. Well i'll just have this weird garfield stuffed animal and one can't throw out the eleventh place. Plaque of bullying from sandusky ohio. No i agree. I have to confess. I have a little trophy from sixth grade coming in third place in the three legged race and that that is also important to be still a little bit better than me. Well yeah just. Just the only evidence of athletic prowess i will ever have in my life. So yeah gathering you. Were born in sandusky ohio. Your mother was a gym teacher until she had children. Your dad ran. His family's art supply. Company is true we also had one of the country's preeminent collections of republican political memorabilia both republican and democratic. Actually it was. It was a large overview of of political paraphernalia including all the lincoln ferro types so it was quite an extensive fairly important collection. Actually what has happened to the collection He sold it upon us leaving. Ohio and i think that that person and donated to the smithsonian in my father's obituary. It said that he donated it to the smithsonian but my father was a frugal businessman. And i think he sold it to somebody who then donated and i understand. He gave you an embroider. Commemorative ribbon made after the assassination. Of abraham lincoln. Is that true. Yes that is true. I have that upstairs here on the studio in this special little box. That is actually a family. Business box opie craft. And it's kind of his treasure chest that He's sent to me before he passed away. So that i would have these different little moments including he always carried in ohio buckeye in his pocket for lock. So it's just this little treasure chest of things that included the lincoln ribbon because lincoln happened to be assassinated. Unfortunately on what is my birthday april fourteenth. Oh wow now. Was your father. Republican by father was republican up until Obama ran and when obama ran my father's switched to being a democratic voter of for the reasons that the republican party was no longer the republican party that he believed in and he did not like the conservatives and he believed that women had a right to choose and he believed having lesbian daughter that i had rights and so forth and so the republican party that he grew up with was no longer an affiliation that he wanted to have he must have been extraordinarily proud to know that your work was hanging in the obama. White house yeah. No he was. I mean he was very proud of me. He you know one of my biggest nervous moments was both him and my stepmother. Coming to the nineteen ninety-five whitney biannual opening. Because it was the first time. I was ever in a major museum. Show and obviously my weirdness was very much on display there but he just rode along with it in a in a very good way you know surprisingly so i want to talk about the exhibit and a little bit but i want to start first with your first experiences with photography. I understand it eight years old while in the fourth grade. You wrote a book. Report on the photography of lewis. Hine why lewis hine. And how did you first find out about him. Well was actually not on lewis hine. It was on the photograph of the girl from the carolina mills. It was in my social studies book. And i was reading about child labor and i was supposed to be writing a report about child labor and the history of that in the us. And but i spoke about the photograph. And what the photograph told me and it made me realize that also probably growing up with all this political memorabilia around me that history is made within an image culture and so i had that awareness of apparently and asked for a camera on my ninth birthday. So i could be. You know a documentary photographer. So you always knew what you wanted to do and to be in a way. I guess i mean i guess so. It seems now that it's hard to believe that. That was really what i was going to decide to be. But at that moment it was important to me and the camera was bought for me for my birthday. And i used it throughout my life to document my life and that is including even when we moved to california. I used by babysitting money to build a dark room in in our house where i ruined. The family tiles of the bathroom with chemistry design does matter. Yeah your mother gets mad at you if you get fixture and developer oliver bathroom tiles but was a spare man. It was my bathroom attached room so it was perfect way to make a dark room. Yeah i spent a lot of hours in there. I understand that you went about making friends. When you move to san diego or outside of san diego by taking photos and i believe this is also when you had. Your first crush is that. I had my first crush on a very beautiful woman. Who was a profoundly. Amazing actor by the name of serene. Monet flack and she lives in england at this point but She was my first major crush where i was still trying to figure out certain things but just couldn't not be around three and would you know i grew roses and i would bring her rose every day and so it was pretty crush worthy actually. Although sri didn't realize that i had a crush on her. I met up with her later in england. And said you know. I was completely in love with you in high school and she was like you were. I thought you were just my best friend. I was like oh well you. You knew from a young age that you were gay but said that the lack of role models around you made coming out a difficult process. And you and i are the same exact age both born in nineteen sixty one and so i didn't come out until much much later in life and so i fully understand that sort of difficulty. What was the most difficult aspect for you. I think that until i moved to san francisco again. I didn't have it surrounding me. I was called names in high school. I was called a dyke. Was you know kind of harassed that way being homosexual scared me..

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Assessing AI Maturity With Ilan Gleiser of Synarchy AI

AI in Financial Services Podcast

01:44 min | 5 months ago

Assessing AI Maturity With Ilan Gleiser of Synarchy AI

"So ilan today we're talking about maturity and readiness. I appreciate you as a emerge a subscriber with us here but also is somebody with some very unique experience working in one of the largest companies in america actually bringing ai to life. Let us know how you think about this topic of maturity and kind of how you assess it. Hi dan thank you so much for inviting me. It's been an honor to be here with you or yup. Yeah so my job is very unique in the sense that i'm not necessarily evita. Science is my job is to understand. The needs of big enterprises would save fifty to half a million employees and how they can best utilize machine learning and opie computer vision in their lines of business yet. Some of this enterprises can have a hundred lines of businesses. Each one of them will be in different levels of ai maturity yes so my job is to come in and understand what problems of trying to solve and how they i can actually solve that up so in order to do that. I have actually leveraged the work that you guys have done at emerge. I learned from you. Guys in to assess the level of maturity from different lines of businesses mainly mainly three components. That luke for one is the skills are available in that line of business to is the coach or the business culture of the company out of business as well as the importance of data. So let's deal to each one of those in terms of skills. It's very important that there are unavailable skills of course but also it's also important to understand that. Ai is a team sport.

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US Sending 3,000 Troops to Help Evacuate Some Embassy Staff in Afghanistan

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:10 min | 5 months ago

US Sending 3,000 Troops to Help Evacuate Some Embassy Staff in Afghanistan

"Key cities in Afghanistan. Kabul could fall within 30 days. As many as 3000 troops being sent in to help evacuate the embassy. Here's Deputy Opie's national security correspondent JJ Green 3000. Troops are on the way to Kabul. The first troop movement will consist of three infantry battalions that are currently in the Central Command area of responsibility. They will move to Hamid Karzai International airport within the next day or so. Two of these battalions or Marines won his army. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby made it clear this is not a combat mission. I want to stress that these forces are being deployed to support the orderly and safe reduction of civilian personnel at the request of the State Department and to help facilitate an accelerated process of working through s. I V applicants. This is a temporary mission with a narrow focus. Another 1000 army and Air Force troops are being moved to facilitate the processing of special immigrant visa applicants. There are thousands of Afghans and their families who have helped the U. S military during the war who need to get out because if the Taliban captures them, they will surely be killed. J. J Green W

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If You Build It, They Will Pay: 'Field of Dreams' Tickets Cost $1,400

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 5 months ago

If You Build It, They Will Pay: 'Field of Dreams' Tickets Cost $1,400

"Ticket prices this week now the average price still today right now, $1400 to be 8000 seats. 8000 fans there 1400 is the average the high on StubHub $4200. Wow to get in to watch that game. Are you sitting in the dugout or something? Yeah, seriously, Man, you on the field with Shoeless Joe, maybe you know, there you go. It's a lot of money should be pretty cool, but we'll be all right watching on TV. George Wallace, Deputy Opie

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A Look Back at the 1983 KFC Massacre

Ghost Town

02:49 min | 6 months ago

A Look Back at the 1983 KFC Massacre

"It was one of the most infamous crimes ever committed in east texas. Five people kidnapped from kilgore. Kfc then shot to death now. Thirty five years later. One of the men convicted could soon be set free on september twenty third. Nineteen eighty-three kim. Tyler stopped by kilgore texas. Kfc or and eleven pm to see for mom. Mary was still working to her shock. She found the restaurants door open and blood covering the floor. Kim ran out screaming. This begins one of the most mysterious texas mass slayings and as you can imagine. There are a lot of texas mortars. Today we're gonna talk about the infamous kentucky fried chicken murders so like we said on september twenty third. Nineteen eighty-three mary. Tyler was thirty seven. Opie hughes thirty nine. And joey johnson twenty or on-duty at the kfc and kilgore david maxwell twenty one employees at the restaurant who was off duty and just kind of hanging out and monty landers only nineteen was a friend of theirs and they were both there to visit with joey. The restaurant was about to close. It was likely around eight or nine pm in this two hour between eight or nine. Pm and eleven pm. When kim tyler found the blood inside the restaurant something terrible happened the next day. Five bodies were found by an oilfield worker off county road to thirty two four. Were shot point blank in the head. Their bodies were all pointing north. The fifth was found a ways later one of the women who was assaulted and facing a different direction. Obviously the town was shocked. Close-knit everything you'd think of conservative. Leaning as the police started investigating they started putting some of the pieces together. But since the murders happened between county. Lines ruskin greg counties. It meant it was already a contentious investigation. You'd think about an investigation anyway especially at this time. Nineteen eighty-three probably didn't get all the evidence. Maybe not as thorough as they would have liked and so this complicated things even more soon. The texas rangers also be involved appointed by the department of public safety to keep the case. Organiz sensing the tension between the two different counties. Two cousins from tyler. Romeo pinkerton darnell hartsfield became suspects just weeks after the killings but joe records at the time falsely indicated. The men might have been in jail at the time throwing the cops off their sent though. Hundreds of tips poured in more than a decade. When by before rusk county grand jury began meeting to an indictment in april nineteen ninety-five. The grand jury charged. James earl mankins junior. The son of texas representative with five counts of capital murder. Mankins who had conflicted pass to say the least and his wife deborah who also became a suspect had tied to the scene. There was a fingernail found on the victim's clothing and mankins was missing the same looking fingernail and the to fit while he was charged with the murders he was later released after beginning of pretrial proceedings due to a lack of conclusive

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Inappropriate Relationships, Sexual Harassment at FBI: What's Going On?

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:51 min | 6 months ago

Inappropriate Relationships, Sexual Harassment at FBI: What's Going On?

"Let's start with great. Jt ends reporting on Issues at the hoover building. What's going on at the fbi. john. Well i'll tell you an awful lot of inappropriate relationships are going on. You've got assistant directors having affairs with their subordinate employees. You've got both special agents in charge assistant spatial special agents in charge soliciting sex from subordinate employees groping them forcing them into relationships The i g the justice department. I g michael horowitz. The same guy that did the russia report has laid out basically it looks like a frat house and some of these. Fbi offices putting both men and women in uncomfortable positions in clearly violating workplace and sexual harassment laws. If we can't get the laws enrolls right at the fbi. How can we have them anywhere else in the world and people ask how could they have. M- messed up the nassir. Casey olympic doctor who got away with forty or forty five more assaults are the fbi was investigating him. How could they mess up the russia case. How could they mess up. All these other the orlando terrorists the terrorists. Well it appears they have their eye on something other than law enforcement a little too often and this is a real problem. I've talked to men and women in the fbi that say that this behavior is become far too common and it goes on far too long. And here's the thing there's now been six to twelve about a dozen cases identified just since january not a single one of those perpetrators junior fbi officials not a single one of them has faced any punishment accountability. They've been allowed to retire. They've been referred to opie are but nothing has happened. it's a. It's a very serious situation. The fbi looks a little bit more like animal house. Then the prestigious law enforcement agency that it should be

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US Capitol outer perimeter fencing to be removed this weekend

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 11 months ago

US Capitol outer perimeter fencing to be removed this weekend

"Of the security fencing that went up around the capital after it came under attack in January is about to come down. Beauty. Opie's Mitchell Miller has details from Capitol Hill. The fencing and razor wire around the outer perimeter will be removed this weekend, the House sergeant at Arms says in a memo to lawmakers that effects fencing along Constitution and independence avenues, which will open them up by Monday morning. Not all of the fencing will be taken away. However, there will still be fencing closer to the capital. It's been moved out of the roads and the National Guard will continue to assist Capitol police. Capitol police have said they know of no current specific threats to members of Congress or the Capitol Complex

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House passes bills with path to citizenship for "Dreamers" and farmworkers

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 11 months ago

House passes bills with path to citizenship for "Dreamers" and farmworkers

"Millions of immigrants a pathway to citizenship, but it faces a difficult path to passage in the Senate wt. Opie's Mitchell Miller has the details today on the Hill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and many Democrats strongly support the two bills passed by the House, noting that many immigrants are arriving here to build businesses. Raise families and a tribute to strengthening communities When bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for dreamers who came to the U. S illegally as Children, while another would help farm workers who arrived in the country illegally in a similar way, But the legislation faces a tough road forward in the Senate. And House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy says it doesn't make sense at a time when migrants are surging at the southern border to public health crisis. National security crisis. It is a Biden border crisis on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T o p News Now. Meantime, President Biden says his

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Washington, DC Mayor Bowser reflects on year of COVID-19 — and looks to the future

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:05 min | 11 months ago

Washington, DC Mayor Bowser reflects on year of COVID-19 — and looks to the future

"Been a little more than a year now, since the first recorded cases of coronavirus in the area wt. Opie's Meghan Clarity speaks with DC's mayor, Muriel Bowser, about restrictions still in place as we continue our coverage of covert 19 1 year later, a year after covert hit the region, D C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is doing what she calls him light lifting of restrictions. But when it comes to sports, one group is being treated differently. They are being singled out because we want to keep them safe. High school coaches and athletes have complained about adult rec leagues and Even the gnats playing while they cannot, But for now, teens are only allowed to practice and condition together because what we saw in the high school sports and the behavior in and around high school sports were dangerous for kids and families. The mayor believes that students support as a whole is stronger than before the pandemic. Having our whole system switched to a virtual environment for so many months, we've learned a lot about Learning and teaching and training and what families need. See my full interview with the mayor and get more detail on the restrictions in place that w t o p dot com

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Boomer and the Millennial February Special - burst 01

Boomer and The Millennial

07:39 min | 11 months ago

Boomer and the Millennial February Special - burst 01

"So we we. We need to get started before our neighbors waco away said we will be providing the soundtrack. Oh yeah for for our show they go. It's been interesting. I wonder if they're going somewhere. Probably they're young church their young and in love. You're probably going somewhere. Church may have enough. Maybe a little late for them. What better what better place to go. It is sunday. Look i'm just saying you live with with to opie we got cynicism all right exactly. I don't have a boomer. Father whatever generation you are was the one. After boomer i don't know gen-x the thing is genetic after boomer at the generation that came after them Well you know some say oh. You mean the generation after the boomers genetics boomer. Yeah nobody prehistoric. Nobody cares about that though. Talk about it being the the greatest generation ever really what happened during that generation World war two. You know they came back and what about the great depression that was probably part only front country back so we're going to corona right now dan. we're trump. Yeah so you know. I mean we go through i last we. We might be we greatest know we get out of this you know. I don't know the greatest generation given all the stuff that we've gone through at least it's still going through. that's true. welcome back as banter or done with the banter back guys. Another episode of boomer and lineal episode boomer and the millennial date do i'm ready to boomer marmande millennial and Thank you for joining us once again episode. Who knows ten me. I think it's ten or eleven can never keep up but we are coming up when anniversary. This is facts Next one because we march de during the morning dean bidding of the pandemic. Well it's a special day. Yeah it is. Valentine's day happy valentine's day thanks. Valentine's day youtube. Sorry to record valentine's day on what's going on. I just had so many plans with. Yeah yeah it's also black history month but you know you spending valentine's day with your parents so that's a good thing. Yeah i mean it's totally cool people. You love yeah. Valentine's day is not just about significant. Others you know what i mean this is. This is the first time that. I've been single on valentine's day in quite some time. Though i will say that and i just you know that's a hick so yeah you didn't know what you mean your granddaddy used to see how used to break up with his girlfriend right before christmas. Did he make up like after new years. Have the new right then. They have like this huge argument. Like the end of january beginning of february and then on the fifteenth sixteenth like. Oh hey i'm sorry. I misunderstood you on valentine's day. I think we should work this out. He's getting even have to do anything. I know it's kind of genius. Yeah that is so i. He was such a cazenove. He did have one problem though. He didn't know that he thought you call. You know when you were serious about somebody dating you know a friend. Yeah he would call him his fiancee. How do you make that how you make. That was state. There's a big worse as a big day. That's a big difference and you can imagine you know the young lady was like. Oh my goodness is got big fiance. Yeah he was like. Oh yeah i guess because he got that kind of response you know. He was like cool to christmas. Yeah right you can't be my fiance. When i thought we getting married. I guess we're gonna hit him that that's what it meant. Yeah he was like. Yeah we gotta we gotta dial that back a little bit care but anyway it's it's it's it's i don't know also saints sentence. Please please say sentence. So you modernize your mom. And i had this thing about. We would just you know if you really. If you celebrated a holiday holiday. But valentine's day on fifteenth you'd be good to go man could get flowers candy and a card for about fifteen thirteen bucks. Yeah sometimes not bad. Yeah so. I guess i'll be telling your mom have you tomorrow. Right right yeah. It's it's valentine's day somewhere in the world right exactly so you learning a lot from the boomer here. Yeah i see i mean. Apparently apparently i. Yeah so i'm single. And i have no valentine but that's okay You know life goes on. Yeah you got to do two things one. You got some very good advice okay. No good advice but in the second thing is you have a new tattoo. Yeah why did you disagree. Grace kings just love. You love vaguely talking about my life. Before i can even get to it like suppose. I didn't want to tell people oops now. It's not even that. I think yes. I did get a new tattoo. I'm a few days ago. Here's my thing though. My thing is. I don't really like i don't really like just flaunting it like i won't. I won't like post about them on social media and stuff. I have a lot of friends who do that. They'll get a new tattoo. Tattoo them and like. Oh look my tattoo that i don't post about. I'm guarantee you a lot of people. Don't even know how many i have or have seen all of them. I'm just saying. I mean it must bother you too much giving you ever almost asleep. Yeah almost we're almost done but yeah this won't hurt. I'm not gonna lie was pretty bad. Well it looks nice. Thanks no derm is yeah you got to take it off. Saran wrap wound healing it. I guess it's doing everything done safely. Yeah everything yeah i mean. They're super kobe. Friendly like in kinney was wearing a mask face shield. Okay yeah like well. this is not your first one. Yeah yeah this is actually my fourth one. But i got nam sorry. This is actually my during kobe. Kobe because i got four kind of all one two three four all at the same time and then this one but yeah so. This was kind of like my valentine's day gift to myself. I guess you could say. I've been working madman. This week drained me. Yeah i mean you've been really doing a lot you getting up early. Yeah coming in late thursday. I got up at four thirty. Got home at four thirty in the morning. Yeah that was tough.

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Alexandria seniors receive second dose of COVID vaccine

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Alexandria seniors receive second dose of COVID vaccine

"Throughout the country have found it tough to get an appointment to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Wt. Opie's Melissa Howell tells us about an effort in Alexandria today to make the process a little easier out here lately. High rise seniors and other at risk residents lined about side the community room for their second vaccination. Nervous little did, But you should know I'm going here and taking despite her nerves. Delores Tyler was here. Early up there. Good. Thank God. God is good. So far, about half of the residents here have gotten vaccinated. They hope to have everyone Done by the end of March. The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority along with the city's health department, made today possible. Hold another clinic for seniors here who need their first dose in two weeks. Good to take the bastard named Melissa. How w t O P. NIS Checking the latest coronavirus

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Big Bat, Loud Music: The Marcell Ozuna Experience

The Lead

03:47 min | 1 year ago

Big Bat, Loud Music: The Marcell Ozuna Experience

"Well david the braves made a run all the way to the last season and marcelo soon. It was a huge part of that. Can you remind us just how productive he was for the braves throughout this shortened season extremely productive at three thirty eight with a one thousand sixty seven opie s led the al in both homers with eighteen and rb is with fifty six high towering. Fly ball tepe center. Make it a three hundred night over. The batter's i straightaway center. I don't know if i've ever seen a ball go up there at fenway. I was saying the same thing up with the cameras are. He's a threat to win the triple crown. The last weekend in the season when his average fell back just a little bit still finished third batting average so he led the league in total bases. One hundred forty five was tied for second next since with thirty two and was third both obt at four thirty one and slugging percentage six thirty six so like i said extremely productive. If you watch a braves game you don't have to look too far for some marcelo. Zona antics was oona. Hits this ball eight hundred feet after he hits it he does a nice little stroll towards first and then he decides you know what. I'm just going to take a selfie right here. Tell us a little bit about his personality. What it meant for the clubhouse this past season. I can't think of another player that they could have signed to a one year deal like they did him a year ago in january and still have had in a year of kovin to have somebody come in and have the kind of profound impact he had on a team. You had to have a personality like he has which was really outgoing. He's a kind of gregarious guy. Everybody on the team lights. Not just what he does on the field but in the club house the energy the zone as a total package in every plays he's revered is kind of guy that he's so likable that he can play at boombox with salsa music at three in the morning on the team bus from the airport hotel. Crank it up and everybody just smiles instead of going turn off. That's the kind of personality has everybody loves. it was gonna signed a one year deal with atlanta. Just before last season he became a free agent and after months of uncertainty he finally decided to resign with atlanta. Recently four years sixty five million dollars for a guy that brought incredible protection to freddie freeman in his mvp year he exceeded expectations in atlanta. As you wrote david. His personality was on display during a recent zoom. Call with some reporters. What did you learn about his philosophy. Well he kind of put it specifically he said. I cannot have a bad day on the field as person. War is still happy because no everyday you will not be perfect day. You will not you. When i made they walk there. Were right so you had to be like in in in google. Not every day. You're going to make the world right so you have to be like always in a good mood. I don't worry about just going happy and bringing Like let's go. Let's go from it up meals. -i duck fung joke everything long. Talk have fun joke everything. That's the way you put it at the kirby cross. Everybody was just laughing as perfect. That's you. He refuses to let disappointments during the day whether they be over. Four day with three strikeouts or somebody on another team acting like an ass. It just doesn't let any of that. Get to take a person. Let's all roll off his back and kind of sees his role as always being there to bring everybody else up be energetic and spread that everybody

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Pelosi says independent commission will examine Washington DC Capitol riot

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Pelosi says independent commission will examine Washington DC Capitol riot

"New Tonight, Congress will establish a 9 11 style commission to investigate the deadly attack on the Capitol that left the country stunned last month. Wt. Opie's Mitchell Miller has more today on the Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it will be an independent commission that will report on facts related to the attack, and that includes causes related to the preparedness and response of Capitol police and law enforcement. She also says more money will be needed to be approved to bolster security. D c delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is among those who have been highly critical of the major security breach and says it started before January. 6th. This was really an intelligence and security failure. Congress will need to approve legislation for the commission and funding for the investigation on

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House Takes Rare Step to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

House Takes Rare Step to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene

"Tonight have voted to discipline Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene taking away the Georgia Republicans committee assignments due to her ties to Cuban on conspiracy theories. Wt Opie's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill, the Yays are 230. And the nays are 199 Just 11. Republicans joined Democrats in approving a resolution to pull the Georgia lawmaker from the education and budget committees, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to do nothing. Would be an abdication of our moral responsibility to our colleagues to the house to our values. But Ohio Republican Jim Jordan suggested that everyone makes mistakes and Democrats better be wary of who could be disciplined in the future. Who is next? Before the vote, Green had gone on the House floor to say she no longer believes in outlandish Cuban on conspiracies. You say school shootings are absolutely real. On Capitol Hill,

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Democrats control Senate after three new senators are sworn in

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Democrats control Senate after three new senators are sworn in

"There was more history. Today with a major power shift in the U. S. Senate wt Opie's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. We have turned the page to a new chapter. In the history of our democracy. The new Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, now that Democrats control the Senate vice president, Kamila Harris Warren, three new senators, Georgia Democrats John Asaf and Raphael Warnock and Alex Padilla, who will replace her from California. There was a humorous moment as Harris read the language, setting up the fact that she's no longer a senator certificate of appointment to fill the vacancy. Created by the resignation. Of former Senator Kamila D. Harris of California. Democrats and Republicans are now divided in the Senate. 50 50 and the new vice president can have the deciding vote on Capitol Hill. Mitchell

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"opie" Discussed on The Zest

The Zest

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"opie" Discussed on The Zest

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National Guard troops arrive in Washington, DC before US inauguration

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

National Guard troops arrive in Washington, DC before US inauguration

"Around the capital ahead of next week's inauguration wt Opie's Can. Duffy took a look around the complex, which is now a virtual fortress, a show of force unlike any we've perhaps ever seen in the nation's capital, thousands of National Guard members are now by the Capitol building. Providing security for the upcoming presidential inauguration the days ahead of the inauguration, also a major concern because of threats of others coming back here after the Capitol breach last week, possibly armed to protest the inauguration. Now we're seeing a 8 FT tall fence. At the area where the Capitol reflecting pool is we're about a quarter mile away from the western side of the building that is as close as you can get. We're also seeing some national Guard members taking a rest sitting by the reflecting pool Looking up at the Capitol Building. One has to wonder what is going through their minds at the Capitol

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Washington, D.C.'s 2020 Year-in-Review

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Washington, D.C.'s 2020 Year-in-Review

"In the D. M V this year and almost everywhere else it was the Corona virus crisis. But that's not the only big story we brought you wt. Opie's Mike Murillo looks back July 13th breaking news o w t o P. It is a day that Dan Snyder once said, would never happen. But it is here. The Washington pro football team is changing its name on September 10th Wtlv is Dave Tilden brought you dramatic pictures of flood waters, leaving cars underwater on Route 50 and Prince George's count. Feet of water, submerging the highway right here. The water's up over the guard rail in the summer. Please be over here to be holy See some protests over the death of George Floyd, some turning violent than in November After Joe Biden is projected winner of the presidential election, People have been streaming toward the area off the White House waving American flags, some wearing Biden Harris campaign gear see a full recap of the year's big local stories and w t o p dot com. Mike Murillo. W T. O P

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More than 100 killed in latest ethnic massacre in Ethiopia

Phil's Gang

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

More than 100 killed in latest ethnic massacre in Ethiopia

"Easy. Opie and Human Rights Commission says more than 100 people have been killed in the latest massacre along ethnic lines in western Ethiopia, and the toll is expected decline. Yeah, thanks came a day after Prime Minister Ravi Hamad, together with top government and military officials visited Beijing will go moves to discuss the records off ethnic best violence in the street. A nurse at a local clinic told the BBC that more than 30 people who sustained ones were admitted to the facility and some of whom were in critical conditions. Some sustained gunshot wounds while others were stopped, the nurse added. Spokesperson at the States government. The yellow Melissa believed what he called anti peace elements for the attacks, BBC correspondent Calculon in Belle tell Reporting The attacks is separate from the deadly conflict in Ethiopia's northern T Great region.

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"opie" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"opie" Discussed on WTOP

"38 traffic and weather on the agent when it breaks, too, married a pump. Beauty Opie Traffic Center. Hey, thank you, Chris. We will start out on the Virginia side of everything where 66 right now is open. But we've had several stops already this morning, and I believe from scanner they were talking about possibly three more but both sides of 66 to travel into gains Film. It's a stop and a slow roll where they're running utility cable across the roadway. They'll stop the ramps as well. So we're following police direction Essentially so again if you're westbound near to 34 suddenly, road watch For the stop. And if you're heading eastbound at us, 15 and Haymarket watch for your stop there again. We believe right now The traffic is moving. We're looking inside of the Beltway 66 past Washington Boulevard. It's actually a long term work zone here, but it varies often. Right now you're staying to the left to get by. If you take a trip on 95, or if you need Teo, I have no issues on 95 between Fredericksburg in Springfield and even 3 95 toward the 14th Street Bridge. We did have a crash heading on the freeway South West Freeway heading eastbound 3 95 to 6 95. The earlier accident was confined to the right side, so all delays dissipated relatively quickly. We had a closure point in southeast with a crash investigation. No updates in awhile in Fort Davis driving Fort DuPont. We're checking into Maryland now where it's been pretty quiet thus far, not going, which should have said that, but to 70 runs well, it's 95 right now and Laurel running south bound, passing to 16 response heading for a vehicle fire watcher mirrors. And this is brought to you by all state with an Allstate agent. You get a local expert and help finding the best coverage for you. Plus when you bundle your home and auto you can save. So call your local.

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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

Opie Radio

10:18 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"Use the Promo Code. Oh that's funny. Who is the hero that went down on on a woman? The first what's his name and in what year he was famous for not being able to smell that's an hour brokers nose on coconut earlier that day it was like you know what I might as. Well fuck come on way back. How about just like during the Revolutionary War Barely showering and I mean that's how great sex is. Obviously but if you're not doing oral could you just imagine just point down bloomers what that was just you know it's at that point. It was like real heavy duty cotton and so probably sealed in the stink so anytime you have pulled it down. It was just a month right crouch by a river all day doing laundry and next thing you know you wanNA have sex excellent all right just wilted the flowers exactly but there was a guy went down for the first time. He's a true here. Yeah he should have a fucking numb lip but you know our age difference you. You didn't come up when women were still growing like crazy down there right. I mean in high school girls definitely had a little bit of Pugh. Yeah you'd run into it but I mean now it's kind of on the way back I hear ear. It depended on the woman. I'd say ninety percent of the girls I've been with have been fully shaved. I'd say five percent to seven percent sent have had like a little landing strip and then the others are an unkept that generally came about at the end of my single years. Most of my years were like wow spent with a machete. No joke like you're just pushing stuff aside trying to create on crop circles. There you go. Oh God did you live on a busy street that had lots of accidents where was forty miles as per hour but but oh three zero three zero three three three three off of it but like I was in let enough to where it wasn't an issue. I was off of a couple other the streets but yeah three. Oh three was like it was forty miles per hour. From the time I was like a living. They're incapable drive because I think it was sixty before for that and there was just a death every day constantly people just can ripping around that thing. I heard it on your podcast Irish goodbye with Mike Feeny you you tell. Mike is in high by the way I will. It's another thing. We have in common because I grew up on a very busy street and I got excited when I heard that I want to talk about all the death in front of my house. It's is crazy including my dad. No kidding oh that was the big crescendo way. He died on your screen in front of our our house that we that we moved moved into when I was five years old and now the Dow is finally the end where we had to get rid of that housing your mom out of there but before that it was it was our pets. Were getting run over for. It was an accident. It's in the middle of the night with power lines on cars that were upside down with guys yelling. Help me help me in the middle of the night whole one car. Hit Our our house going. Like they estimate like seventy eighty miles an hour where we couldn't even open the front door anymore whole it hit the curb and hit the second level. There was a giant crack that we never fixed your house car accident then it roll the took out the whole side of our house and then we all woke up. Obviously yeah and there's this drunk just wandering around in our backyard yard where we played wiffle ball like what the fuck happened all morally fine because like they say you know you're relaxed when you're drunk that have both here. Did that happen to Your House Multiple Times. Yeah Somebody Ah. There's always a house in every suburban neighborhood that just gets hit by drunk. Oh yeah my friend Dave's House I had to put guardrails like net. Did everything they blew through. They're living room twice. I'm I'm glad you mentioned guardrails. Because that's what happened us because before they put the guardrail up. Nobody was hitting our house so they would come home. From Huntington Long Island drunk is fucking twenty five and they were flying into the woods. No harm no foul. There's no houses does know people but there's all sorts of trees so I'm sure some of those accents back in the day where ugly so the house like. I know what we should do. You need to put a guardrail up so bounce off a little bit and stay on the road. And they won't hit a tree and die while so then they were playing fucking pinball basically they hit the bump they hit the guardrail. Excuse me and then it would would knock on to laughed and guess whose house was to the left across the street this yeah. That's the only reason my mom would hold court so you know I. I should tell some of the nice stories about my mom which is kind of hard to be totally awesome Christmas story. I told really fond memory. Exactly the court in the middle of the night as the cops and the the firemen are there and the numbers are all out and she'd be in her bathrobe just socializing Holy Shit as some some horrific scene right in front of our house are that reminds me Edward Scissorhands when anything would happen. They'd all go out into their Front Yard Bravo at this point. I should mentioned you have great movie. References over my head. I'm not going to live a weird ass burgers cattle jerry. Only the specific movies. I've seen okay. Okay it's scary some of your references but that one I know and yeah no we had so much crazy ass shit happened right in front of the house. That's why when my dad dying because whatever I've told us I I'll tell it again even though the faithful listeners like I heard this story but basically our how's he never took laps because it was so scared because we lived around the bend with the guardrail over there so we never took left but that day like my parents friends were picking them up and the guys. I could take a fucking laughed. Oh this is somebody else was fucking driving. Yeah he goes. I could take a left left one arm by the way as well sadly these are you know. Yeah I mean. We grew up with their kids. So it's it really awkward trying to let the one guy off the hook at the funeral awake and he's like what did you mean. It was my dad's fault. All right right trying to be you know. Take the high road look just want. I pulled him aside. Yeah you know. It's his wake. I just want to let you know you know me being my brothers and sisters. We don't blame your what do you mean. Play my father like okay okay. We're not all right anyway. I'm go over here and cry some more. Sorry I was trying to have a moment with you. You see and let you off the hook you fucking exactly but he took the left man and my mom Tom. She was in the backseat. And she's like I said his name. I shouldn't don't take the left. You know we always take rights. And then we do a u-turn turn the road a little further update you can pull in and then take the u-turn and then take you know go left. Finally and he was like no man. I got this and boy he did not. I'm not GONNA have it. Yikes and my mom took the brunt of the accident. No Shit Oh she was so fucked up. My Dad was on blood thinners for bad heart and took took him out because he walked himself to the ambulance. I've told all this stuff. It should shut up. That's tough but even when I was a teenager in college kid I took clefts but barely every once in a while it was just like you ought to be razor-sharp you could be on everything you and right right. Yeah so your neighborhood I mean yeah. You couldn't be on anything in my neighborhood too because like the fucking town mascot is the Dui really every ever really do. I mean the amount of time me and my friends have just like irresponsibly. Dry It driven drunk even like I mean it's it's crazy like my buddy. He had this huge boxcar right like a big lincoln almost where it was like a junker. That he was just driving around for the time being and our school had this real slow moving moving kind of like it wasn't a left turn. It was just a just a turn right. The only the only way you could go and he's going to place three. Am Right near TC. Highschool stops right in in the middle of this turn parks car in the middle of the double yellow line gets out starts pissing in the middle of the street. My Buddy John is sitting shotgun and he's as blackout if not more slides over into the driver seat. Everybody is like what the fuck you do what he did. He's like I'm helping you. The Need to put the car to drive and drove directly into the garden was too drunk moron mistakes in a row. Yeah Yeah and like I have countless friends that have died from drunk accent like like a ton. I had one tough one. His little brother in my fraternity and genesee. Oh yeah tough. Oh head on collision with a truck. Jesus Christ yeah. Yeah I mean tha that was a tough tough one man to be honest with you but we all did it. Yeah I no not proud of it and it didn't even stop once. My friends died which is raised up. If anything that gave us a little more thirst to try to die also I mean you still had to get pussy. They do pump coke just to be safe. Wake up for the ride without said. I don't know if you're at that age yet I got a bunch of years on you and and now that your father do you wake up some mornings ago. Holy Fuck them alive. You start thinking about some of this shit from the past. Yeah and you cannot believe you're the same person you're just like. I sometimes wake up. Not People exaggerate with that cold sweat ship but that feeling of like our remember some dumb thing from Jesse. Oh and I'm just like Oh why did I take that fucking chance. I have you on your side so you think you will ever for happened to you. I put myself in so much. I mean in Ireland. I fell down in eleven foot. Drop where I should have broken my neck but I just was drunk enough off that my whole body was like you know log fucking roll down a hill and I was like I'm all right but like in genesee. Oh my buddy got pulled over..

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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

Opie Radio

10:18 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"Use the Promo Code. Oh that's funny. Who is the hero that went down on on a woman? The first what's his name and in what year he was famous for not being able to smell that's an hour brokers nose on coconut earlier that day it was like you know what I might as. Well fuck come on way back. How about just like during the Revolutionary War Barely showering and I mean that's how great sex is. Obviously but if you're not doing oral could you just imagine just point down bloomers what that was just you know it's at that point. It was like real heavy duty cotton and so probably sealed in the stink so anytime you have pulled it down. It was just a month right crouch by a river all day doing laundry and next thing you know you wanNA have sex excellent all right just wilted the flowers exactly but there was a guy went down for the first time. He's a true here. Yeah he should have a fucking numb lip but you know our age difference you. You didn't come up when women were still growing like crazy down there right. I mean in high school girls definitely had a little bit of Pugh. Yeah you'd run into it but I mean now it's kind of on the way back I hear ear. It depended on the woman. I'd say ninety percent of the girls I've been with have been fully shaved. I'd say five percent to seven percent sent have had like a little landing strip and then the others are an unkept that generally came about at the end of my single years. Most of my years were like wow spent with a machete. No joke like you're just pushing stuff aside trying to create on crop circles. There you go. Oh God did you live on a busy street that had lots of accidents where was forty miles as per hour but but oh three zero three zero three three three three off of it but like I was in let enough to where it wasn't an issue. I was off of a couple other the streets but yeah three. Oh three was like it was forty miles per hour. From the time I was like a living. They're incapable drive because I think it was sixty before for that and there was just a death every day constantly people just can ripping around that thing. I heard it on your podcast Irish goodbye with Mike Feeny you you tell. Mike is in high by the way I will. It's another thing. We have in common because I grew up on a very busy street and I got excited when I heard that I want to talk about all the death in front of my house. It's is crazy including my dad. No kidding oh that was the big crescendo way. He died on your screen in front of our our house that we that we moved moved into when I was five years old and now the Dow is finally the end where we had to get rid of that housing your mom out of there but before that it was it was our pets. Were getting run over for. It was an accident. It's in the middle of the night with power lines on cars that were upside down with guys yelling. Help me help me in the middle of the night whole one car. Hit Our our house going. Like they estimate like seventy eighty miles an hour where we couldn't even open the front door anymore whole it hit the curb and hit the second level. There was a giant crack that we never fixed your house car accident then it roll the took out the whole side of our house and then we all woke up. Obviously yeah and there's this drunk just wandering around in our backyard yard where we played wiffle ball like what the fuck happened all morally fine because like they say you know you're relaxed when you're drunk that have both here. Did that happen to Your House Multiple Times. Yeah Somebody Ah. There's always a house in every suburban neighborhood that just gets hit by drunk. Oh yeah my friend Dave's House I had to put guardrails like net. Did everything they blew through. They're living room twice. I'm I'm glad you mentioned guardrails. Because that's what happened us because before they put the guardrail up. Nobody was hitting our house so they would come home. From Huntington Long Island drunk is fucking twenty five and they were flying into the woods. No harm no foul. There's no houses does know people but there's all sorts of trees so I'm sure some of those accents back in the day where ugly so the house like. I know what we should do. You need to put a guardrail up so bounce off a little bit and stay on the road. And they won't hit a tree and die while so then they were playing fucking pinball basically they hit the bump they hit the guardrail. Excuse me and then it would would knock on to laughed and guess whose house was to the left across the street this yeah. That's the only reason my mom would hold court so you know I. I should tell some of the nice stories about my mom which is kind of hard to be totally awesome Christmas story. I told really fond memory. Exactly the court in the middle of the night as the cops and the the firemen are there and the numbers are all out and she'd be in her bathrobe just socializing Holy Shit as some some horrific scene right in front of our house are that reminds me Edward Scissorhands when anything would happen. They'd all go out into their Front Yard Bravo at this point. I should mentioned you have great movie. References over my head. I'm not going to live a weird ass burgers cattle jerry. Only the specific movies. I've seen okay. Okay it's scary some of your references but that one I know and yeah no we had so much crazy ass shit happened right in front of the house. That's why when my dad dying because whatever I've told us I I'll tell it again even though the faithful listeners like I heard this story but basically our how's he never took laps because it was so scared because we lived around the bend with the guardrail over there so we never took left but that day like my parents friends were picking them up and the guys. I could take a fucking laughed. Oh this is somebody else was fucking driving. Yeah he goes. I could take a left left one arm by the way as well sadly these are you know. Yeah I mean. We grew up with their kids. So it's it really awkward trying to let the one guy off the hook at the funeral awake and he's like what did you mean. It was my dad's fault. All right right trying to be you know. Take the high road look just want. I pulled him aside. Yeah you know. It's his wake. I just want to let you know you know me being my brothers and sisters. We don't blame your what do you mean. Play my father like okay okay. We're not all right anyway. I'm go over here and cry some more. Sorry I was trying to have a moment with you. You see and let you off the hook you fucking exactly but he took the left man and my mom Tom. She was in the backseat. And she's like I said his name. I shouldn't don't take the left. You know we always take rights. And then we do a u-turn turn the road a little further update you can pull in and then take the u-turn and then take you know go left. Finally and he was like no man. I got this and boy he did not. I'm not GONNA have it. Yikes and my mom took the brunt of the accident. No Shit Oh she was so fucked up. My Dad was on blood thinners for bad heart and took took him out because he walked himself to the ambulance. I've told all this stuff. It should shut up. That's tough but even when I was a teenager in college kid I took clefts but barely every once in a while it was just like you ought to be razor-sharp you could be on everything you and right right. Yeah so your neighborhood I mean yeah. You couldn't be on anything in my neighborhood too because like the fucking town mascot is the Dui really every ever really do. I mean the amount of time me and my friends have just like irresponsibly. Dry It driven drunk even like I mean it's it's crazy like my buddy. He had this huge boxcar right like a big lincoln almost where it was like a junker. That he was just driving around for the time being and our school had this real slow moving moving kind of like it wasn't a left turn. It was just a just a turn right. The only the only way you could go and he's going to place three. Am Right near TC. Highschool stops right in in the middle of this turn parks car in the middle of the double yellow line gets out starts pissing in the middle of the street. My Buddy John is sitting shotgun and he's as blackout if not more slides over into the driver seat. Everybody is like what the fuck you do what he did. He's like I'm helping you. The Need to put the car to drive and drove directly into the garden was too drunk moron mistakes in a row. Yeah Yeah and like I have countless friends that have died from drunk accent like like a ton. I had one tough one. His little brother in my fraternity and genesee. Oh yeah tough. Oh head on collision with a truck. Jesus Christ yeah. Yeah I mean tha that was a tough tough one man to be honest with you but we all did it. Yeah I no not proud of it and it didn't even stop once. My friends died which is raised up. If anything that gave us a little more thirst to try to die also I mean you still had to get pussy. They do pump coke just to be safe. Wake up for the ride without said. I don't know if you're at that age yet I got a bunch of years on you and and now that your father do you wake up some mornings ago. Holy Fuck them alive. You start thinking about some of this shit from the past. Yeah and you cannot believe you're the same person you're just like. I sometimes wake up. Not People exaggerate with that cold sweat ship but that feeling of like our remember some dumb thing from Jesse. Oh and I'm just like Oh why did I take that fucking chance. I have you on your side so you think you will ever for happened to you. I put myself in so much. I mean in Ireland. I fell down in eleven foot. Drop where I should have broken my neck but I just was drunk enough off that my whole body was like you know log fucking roll down a hill and I was like I'm all right but like in genesee. Oh my buddy got pulled over..

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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

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11:45 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"My God we can finally figure out our shit to share what you haven't I haven't seen in a while she goes. I got a kick out of the fact that day were a late. God that's fun then listed all the cards. I didn't give her in the past. Two years. Never sent me a mother's okay card a Valentine's Day card at Christmas card a Saint Patrick's day we're barely Irish groundhog's stay card listing all the cars and this is where you can relate. She's the grandma. Yeah she's never sent my kid's a fucking cord of course right. Yeah but in my in my upbringing cars were very important really. I wonder what that is I. It might be a long island thing or I don't I don't know very important for which parent my Dad's side especially his father would always say not even at tencent card. Okay when your dad would really really get your dad and my mom would really am man if they made it the portal to hell would open up underneath it. Here's a new story for the people so speaking speaking of cards so we would just kids and I don't remember which car I don't think it was a biggie. Like a birthday. Carbon me was a Valentine's Day card. Let's say that okay and we don't get my Momma Valentine's Day card all hell breaks loose in the House that we didn't get a fucking Valentine's Day carshield's throw shade at screaming and turning over our rooms room on the driveway over Ra. And then. Because you know there's a healthy upbringing. My Dad's guys better. Go the stationery store get a car. So then we're kids you know with all these emotions and year. We're now uptight and stuff and we walk to the stationary car. Cards store pretty much in tears because of what just happened in our house and now we're begrudgingly trying to pick out a nice Valentine's Day cards says oh you're the greatest mom ever all the Porsche. It just this one will work and then we would go home at present the Valentine's Day card and then it was like none of that other shifts And I'm like this is I was the kid and I'm like this is insane right saying that's why my dad I mean similar shit to where you know. Okay I mean I had a fistfight with my dad and then when I got back I it. We never spoke about ever. We realize we've still never spoken about it ever and I it was when I was twenty. Really feel it was great because I was on steroids and I remember fucking I mean. He threw the first punch. Yeah so which is crazy in and of itself but it was all over college the fact that like I went to junior college based on my parents like they. I know K.. Average I'd like eighty-five GPA. With an eleven fifty mediocre could have gone to whatever school you know that became the comedian. 'em Anyway right instead they were like. Can you go to junior junior college because we lost all this money in the stock market. That's around that time and you know whatever so I said yes and I did. It obviously got great grades and they were like if you do this you can go. We'll pay for any school any school that you get into. So I went and visited my girlfriend at the time at Syracuse which is weird. Because my wife now also went to Syracuse so they were both at Syracuse and I visited them each separately at the time but I went to visit this other one. Then I checked out Ithaca and I was GONNA go to Ethica it. It was like. Oh that's the place I want to be close to my girlfriend. I can play basketball there. They have my major blah blah blah. Came home excited very pumped to tell my family that I had some bit of direction fraction. I had like a three nine three in school so I was rushing it. They had like they were happy with my academic performance for the first time ever and I came back and I was like I know where I wanNA school go to school. Ithaca and my dad was like absolutely not suny like why can't go anywhere but suny and that's not the deal of the deal Jio was that you guys would pay for anything. He's like Thuc you sue. And he's immediately like frothing from the mouth in my face like doing a big confrontation about it which breath looking back now. It's clearly a money issue right. Yes so if he was just like. Hey man like we're still fucked up. I would have been like okay. Say No more more like say no more. We'll figure this out. I'll maybe I'll get money to go to Ethica or we'll go to Suny and I'll do. It weighed less grudgingly than you attacking me right for wanting running to fulfil an agreement that we had so he's like in my face and I'm a juice monkey at this point in my life so I'm of course nose to nose with this fucking animal and I'm like yeah. Let's fucking go do this. Let's fucking go and he thinking this would I guess intimidate me away through like a half ass uppercut towards my midsection section t one thousand locked in because I chopped down on his forearm. Time where I know I gave him a dead for like the dead forum would would actually hurt more than the punch. Yeah because I fucking slugged my fist hammer fisted right down on his forearm and then like an outfielder throwing third from right just crow hopped punched him right in the fucking face he stumbled backwards and then I ran out of the House didn't come back for three days ended up. Getting arrested did for drunk for underage drinking. Like at Villanova. Visiting my friends of which. WHO's now dead visiting my friends? And how is that connected. I guess you'RE GONNA explain. Yeah so I I literally I just left because I was scared. I punched my dad in the face. So I fucking left and I just drove to Villanova so I was like I. I don't know where to go. I'm just GONNA visit my friend in Philadelphia right so I just visited my friends had A. We had the Thursday night where I never drank at this point and I drank as if I had been training waiting for this moment so I had like unlimited amounts of drinks. I was smoking weed if I had been away at college as entire time. Had Crazy spins somebody put me to bed in and some girls like room bears. I woke up to four of them poking me like I was the audience. Stand by me. What are you doing there like? What are you you do like? I don't know man get out and I'm like okay so I walked downstairs and still the full party out and I'm like fucking hitting into everything I walk through the kitchen into into the back yard and I know I have to Puke N. P. so I pull my pants down like a four year old pissing like underwear pants down to my ankles and I start throwing up so I'm pissing throwing up at the same time hadn't seen my buddies who I was with this whole time. Some guy at the side of the House. It's dark out. He just goes. Hey Man and I look. And it's a big silhouette and I'm like Tim is at you and he's like yeah man. Come out front so I pulled up my underwear left my pants down and I like penguin England waddled over to this guy. By the time I was eighteen inches away I saw the badge and mother fucker. He yoked me up. Grabbed me out front STUCCO breathalyzer in my face and I get spots of the stuff. We're a member for the majority. This is all retold me from people in the House and then front. The COP said to everybody that I blew a point four. Wow and the only reason I know that which I don't believe because I think I'd be dead told people that I was legally blind. He killed the COP kept saying he's legally blind. He's legally blind outta whatever they put me in coughs because I didn't have anybody over twenty. All My buddies were also also underage. I didn't have anybody over twenty one that like could relieve them of May. So they're like we're gonNA take you to the drunk tank unless you can get somebody so I called my buddy. Tim and I was like hey man I gotta show you something. Didn't even tell them like what was happening. Just said I have to show you something in front of the House. Getting Pizza. He walked sees the cops and like like a full sociopath hands them his dead brother's ID and he's like twenty three and the cop goes yes. Sure gives him the gives him me Eh. As collateral says it's totally fine slaps me with a ticket that was six hundred seventy eight dollars and at the time in college. I didn't have a job playing basketball so I didn't even have time. I'm to work but so I'll get to that the next day Friday. I was having like the worst anxiety. Post drinking like wanting to kill myself level like I can't believe what happened last night so I'm struggling through the day I call the number on the back of the ticket because they said we're GonNa mail a second copy home and I just I was like. Hey you don't have to do that. Like I got copies totally filing domain at home and they're like okay and then Saturday double the things that I just felt even worse I that I drove home and as I was driving home or no when I got home. My mom was waiting with the ticket that they fed ex overnight. She's so when I called them to tell them not to send it they were like well. faulk this kid put it in Fedex and overnight out there. I'm sitting there like happen or foot. A Catholic fucking. Sonic if you took to wait for me. And I'm like Oh my God like what she's like six hundred seventy eight dollars. You don't even have a job job to fuck. You're an alcoholic. Now you're drinking blah blah blah. And I was like I do I have a job. I ran upstairs. I was playing poker at the time. And all these underground clubs. I grabbed ten thousand thousand cash that I had in my room right and I found out seven hundred. Go to change you fucking bitch on my mom because her and my dad are getting a divorce at the time we all the houses just a fucking mess. Everybody hates everybody right. And she's like what the fuck are you a drug dealer and Mike and I'm like all proud and noble and no poker player. That's worse look you're performing at all the performing whatever like is not worse. It's a skill. You obviously were pretty definitely putting myself in danger because some of the shady place. Oh no kidding yeah yeah it was not. It was not great addicted to playing cards arts for wealth. No it never got to that where I lost so much money that it became a problem it just became it ended up money. Meant something to me eventually. And I kind of tapered cough God. That's kind of how it. How did your dad though? So my she goes Kevin but what about Michael's by Bubba he comes overseas. The ten grand goes you can pay for school yourself and then walked back in the living room watching TV. And that's why you to genesee. Ever spoke about our fistfight ever. That was it I was at that. Did it feel weird punching your own dad though. It's the best feeling I've ever second second to welcoming my son into this. Yeah because that's the other thing we have in common. We both went to genesee. Oh but I am the school thing. Now I mean we're we're Kinda like tagging each other today in my family family so my parents especially my mom was really strict about school and Homework Did you work and you know she would rip adore off the wall. All of we did and just crazy ass shit. It was never like I dunno never matched what we were doing. Our reaction ever the hit us with the wooden spoon every once in a while I mean she wasn't a header for the most part is more emotional and yelling and screaming. I remember the day because I was in the kitchen where she raised. That would in the famous moment. It wasn't me it was my brother. Just grabbed her arm and she had a realize defeat hated hated hated to have to admit defeat and then she dropped his spoon and just dramatically walked out like that was it. Yeah that was never going to happen again..

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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

Opie Radio

11:45 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"My God we can finally figure out our shit to share what you haven't I haven't seen in a while she goes. I got a kick out of the fact that day were a late. God that's fun then listed all the cards. I didn't give her in the past. Two years. Never sent me a mother's okay card a Valentine's Day card at Christmas card a Saint Patrick's day we're barely Irish groundhog's stay card listing all the cars and this is where you can relate. She's the grandma. Yeah she's never sent my kid's a fucking cord of course right. Yeah but in my in my upbringing cars were very important really. I wonder what that is I. It might be a long island thing or I don't I don't know very important for which parent my Dad's side especially his father would always say not even at tencent card. Okay when your dad would really really get your dad and my mom would really am man if they made it the portal to hell would open up underneath it. Here's a new story for the people so speaking speaking of cards so we would just kids and I don't remember which car I don't think it was a biggie. Like a birthday. Carbon me was a Valentine's Day card. Let's say that okay and we don't get my Momma Valentine's Day card all hell breaks loose in the House that we didn't get a fucking Valentine's Day carshield's throw shade at screaming and turning over our rooms room on the driveway over Ra. And then. Because you know there's a healthy upbringing. My Dad's guys better. Go the stationery store get a car. So then we're kids you know with all these emotions and year. We're now uptight and stuff and we walk to the stationary car. Cards store pretty much in tears because of what just happened in our house and now we're begrudgingly trying to pick out a nice Valentine's Day cards says oh you're the greatest mom ever all the Porsche. It just this one will work and then we would go home at present the Valentine's Day card and then it was like none of that other shifts And I'm like this is I was the kid and I'm like this is insane right saying that's why my dad I mean similar shit to where you know. Okay I mean I had a fistfight with my dad and then when I got back I it. We never spoke about ever. We realize we've still never spoken about it ever and I it was when I was twenty. Really feel it was great because I was on steroids and I remember fucking I mean. He threw the first punch. Yeah so which is crazy in and of itself but it was all over college the fact that like I went to junior college based on my parents like they. I know K.. Average I'd like eighty-five GPA. With an eleven fifty mediocre could have gone to whatever school you know that became the comedian. 'em Anyway right instead they were like. Can you go to junior junior college because we lost all this money in the stock market. That's around that time and you know whatever so I said yes and I did. It obviously got great grades and they were like if you do this you can go. We'll pay for any school any school that you get into. So I went and visited my girlfriend at the time at Syracuse which is weird. Because my wife now also went to Syracuse so they were both at Syracuse and I visited them each separately at the time but I went to visit this other one. Then I checked out Ithaca and I was GONNA go to Ethica it. It was like. Oh that's the place I want to be close to my girlfriend. I can play basketball there. They have my major blah blah blah. Came home excited very pumped to tell my family that I had some bit of direction fraction. I had like a three nine three in school so I was rushing it. They had like they were happy with my academic performance for the first time ever and I came back and I was like I know where I wanNA school go to school. Ithaca and my dad was like absolutely not suny like why can't go anywhere but suny and that's not the deal of the deal Jio was that you guys would pay for anything. He's like Thuc you sue. And he's immediately like frothing from the mouth in my face like doing a big confrontation about it which breath looking back now. It's clearly a money issue right. Yes so if he was just like. Hey man like we're still fucked up. I would have been like okay. Say No more more like say no more. We'll figure this out. I'll maybe I'll get money to go to Ethica or we'll go to Suny and I'll do. It weighed less grudgingly than you attacking me right for wanting running to fulfil an agreement that we had so he's like in my face and I'm a juice monkey at this point in my life so I'm of course nose to nose with this fucking animal and I'm like yeah. Let's fucking go do this. Let's fucking go and he thinking this would I guess intimidate me away through like a half ass uppercut towards my midsection section t one thousand locked in because I chopped down on his forearm. Time where I know I gave him a dead for like the dead forum would would actually hurt more than the punch. Yeah because I fucking slugged my fist hammer fisted right down on his forearm and then like an outfielder throwing third from right just crow hopped punched him right in the fucking face he stumbled backwards and then I ran out of the House didn't come back for three days ended up. Getting arrested did for drunk for underage drinking. Like at Villanova. Visiting my friends of which. WHO's now dead visiting my friends? And how is that connected. I guess you'RE GONNA explain. Yeah so I I literally I just left because I was scared. I punched my dad in the face. So I fucking left and I just drove to Villanova so I was like I. I don't know where to go. I'm just GONNA visit my friend in Philadelphia right so I just visited my friends had A. We had the Thursday night where I never drank at this point and I drank as if I had been training waiting for this moment so I had like unlimited amounts of drinks. I was smoking weed if I had been away at college as entire time. Had Crazy spins somebody put me to bed in and some girls like room bears. I woke up to four of them poking me like I was the audience. Stand by me. What are you doing there like? What are you you do like? I don't know man get out and I'm like okay so I walked downstairs and still the full party out and I'm like fucking hitting into everything I walk through the kitchen into into the back yard and I know I have to Puke N. P. so I pull my pants down like a four year old pissing like underwear pants down to my ankles and I start throwing up so I'm pissing throwing up at the same time hadn't seen my buddies who I was with this whole time. Some guy at the side of the House. It's dark out. He just goes. Hey Man and I look. And it's a big silhouette and I'm like Tim is at you and he's like yeah man. Come out front so I pulled up my underwear left my pants down and I like penguin England waddled over to this guy. By the time I was eighteen inches away I saw the badge and mother fucker. He yoked me up. Grabbed me out front STUCCO breathalyzer in my face and I get spots of the stuff. We're a member for the majority. This is all retold me from people in the House and then front. The COP said to everybody that I blew a point four. Wow and the only reason I know that which I don't believe because I think I'd be dead told people that I was legally blind. He killed the COP kept saying he's legally blind. He's legally blind outta whatever they put me in coughs because I didn't have anybody over twenty. All My buddies were also also underage. I didn't have anybody over twenty one that like could relieve them of May. So they're like we're gonNA take you to the drunk tank unless you can get somebody so I called my buddy. Tim and I was like hey man I gotta show you something. Didn't even tell them like what was happening. Just said I have to show you something in front of the House. Getting Pizza. He walked sees the cops and like like a full sociopath hands them his dead brother's ID and he's like twenty three and the cop goes yes. Sure gives him the gives him me Eh. As collateral says it's totally fine slaps me with a ticket that was six hundred seventy eight dollars and at the time in college. I didn't have a job playing basketball so I didn't even have time. I'm to work but so I'll get to that the next day Friday. I was having like the worst anxiety. Post drinking like wanting to kill myself level like I can't believe what happened last night so I'm struggling through the day I call the number on the back of the ticket because they said we're GonNa mail a second copy home and I just I was like. Hey you don't have to do that. Like I got copies totally filing domain at home and they're like okay and then Saturday double the things that I just felt even worse I that I drove home and as I was driving home or no when I got home. My mom was waiting with the ticket that they fed ex overnight. She's so when I called them to tell them not to send it they were like well. faulk this kid put it in Fedex and overnight out there. I'm sitting there like happen or foot. A Catholic fucking. Sonic if you took to wait for me. And I'm like Oh my God like what she's like six hundred seventy eight dollars. You don't even have a job job to fuck. You're an alcoholic. Now you're drinking blah blah blah. And I was like I do I have a job. I ran upstairs. I was playing poker at the time. And all these underground clubs. I grabbed ten thousand thousand cash that I had in my room right and I found out seven hundred. Go to change you fucking bitch on my mom because her and my dad are getting a divorce at the time we all the houses just a fucking mess. Everybody hates everybody right. And she's like what the fuck are you a drug dealer and Mike and I'm like all proud and noble and no poker player. That's worse look you're performing at all the performing whatever like is not worse. It's a skill. You obviously were pretty definitely putting myself in danger because some of the shady place. Oh no kidding yeah yeah it was not. It was not great addicted to playing cards arts for wealth. No it never got to that where I lost so much money that it became a problem it just became it ended up money. Meant something to me eventually. And I kind of tapered cough God. That's kind of how it. How did your dad though? So my she goes Kevin but what about Michael's by Bubba he comes overseas. The ten grand goes you can pay for school yourself and then walked back in the living room watching TV. And that's why you to genesee. Ever spoke about our fistfight ever. That was it I was at that. Did it feel weird punching your own dad though. It's the best feeling I've ever second second to welcoming my son into this. Yeah because that's the other thing we have in common. We both went to genesee. Oh but I am the school thing. Now I mean we're we're Kinda like tagging each other today in my family family so my parents especially my mom was really strict about school and Homework Did you work and you know she would rip adore off the wall. All of we did and just crazy ass shit. It was never like I dunno never matched what we were doing. Our reaction ever the hit us with the wooden spoon every once in a while I mean she wasn't a header for the most part is more emotional and yelling and screaming. I remember the day because I was in the kitchen where she raised. That would in the famous moment. It wasn't me it was my brother. Just grabbed her arm and she had a realize defeat hated hated hated to have to admit defeat and then she dropped his spoon and just dramatically walked out like that was it. Yeah that was never going to happen again..

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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

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11:37 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"I was like fourteen or fifteen. I had a job does bussing tables so it was always a few bucks to spend on my family as opposed to my mom. I'm buying things for my sisters my father from so I bought my dad All this golf stuff right. He was super into golf because any free time he had he wanted to be away from the family food. He was super into golf and I bought him like a scope to find out how far the fucking flag was away inside putter. Putting in whole and all this kind of like goofy almost tinker toy golf shit that is barely useful but fun gift for golf enthusiasts right so I they give it to him that morning. I'm all excited for him to open it. He immediately like can't use this like throw it over his shoulder can't use this throat over show. He's like yeah. Guess Look Luke puts it into the pocket throws four other than like whatever what's next. I'm like heartbroken. Of course my dad and classic fashion like knew what my mom wanted to put it out there for on a platter and he bought like the fucking b-minus version of that you know like classic Zack Morris Gold Jewellery that leaves a fucking fucking green ringer. Got That for her and of course she was like what the fuck. What's your problem? They got into a big fight which was completely par for over the course unintended family on holidays and I forget I think it was on the twenty six. It may have actually been Christmas Day but I'm pretty sure it was on the twenty six. They were having out out big fight in the middle of things and my dad in the most graceful move I've ever seen because he's big guy. Six to two eighty my entire life. Big Irish fucking me pause. You know all that stuff. He like almost ballet parried. Grab the tree from both the like three quarters up top and then right in the middle like he was tossing a man out of a bar and in one fell like literally like swept up grabbed. It twirled and like he had open. Open the screen door and fucking hurled it like Dj Jazzy. Jeff out of the fresh Prince House fully dress every single ornament on it. Every every fucking La La light everything still plugged in. I'm pretty sure so it probably like was hurled out and then yanked make sure everything's shattered just directly early on my driveway through the family. Christmas tree got so excited. Like my diet because I can relate to all this stuff because I I have a fucked up parent to talked about that over the years now who had like. who had an awkwardly go outside? It was me. This is the question that yeah now after that happens and he gets his big reaction then. It's awkward for him because he looks like an idiot no matter what he could almost like I aspire to have his level of. I don't give a fuck because I'm almost certain he's never felt moment of shame after something like that he just like went into the living room right and watch TV and put on a bing crosby record probably. It's just missed every lesson. It had to teach that bing crosby eh. Isn't he the greatest sound might and then it comes out. He beat the shit out of his kids. While you're recording all those lovely Christmas classic so who went outside and like how to How to get the tree back in and hope the neighbors didn't notice and then how many of the decorations were broke? It was it was for sure me because I don't know I had to Dustpan all of the broken ornaments we could save. I think the only ones saved. We're like the ones that I made as a kid looks like retarded kids play together macaroni Caroni ornaments. Yeah so I'm sure. My parents were thrilled. That those are the ones they made it but like every like first Christmas babies. I think a huge metaphor on your laptop your baby footprint broken broke in the shape of a heart. Couldn't be more perfect but I was out there with like a dust pan and we ended up. I'm almost we went that day. I remember with my mother and we went to the mall and bought Christmas ornaments as they were the most on sale they could possibly be all year the in like a kind of put our family back together moment my mom and my two sisters and me went with my dad somewhere and shopped for more ornaments. Oh my God that's such a great story. Why was he pissed again? I Dunno you had borderline personality disorder order completely because your gifts were very thoughtful. Yeah he just he was like and it's not about him. Oh it wasn't my gifts. He got into a fight with my mother about like the Gift Gift. He got her. Because this was like 'cause you appreciate it. An offer knows a long-standing tradition that like he would just get her the worst right like an every year she tried to make it a little bit easier for her by saying like. Just get me this. The item number. Like just get me this dude and you know he just wouldn't do it and instead think he was being creative and putting thought into what nationality he was like knocking into a jewelry. Stand tall doll no slot a lot. When do you get along with your dad? These days nive and talked to him. I haven't talked to him since my baby shower really. That was the last time we talked you on the podcast that was August. I think it was like right after my kid was born. Probably like two weeks. Maybe so we still hadn't still unspoken and he came into my special though. which is this is what extended the whole thing? Like I knew I knew I was getting into self sabotage mode. Yeah yeah because like right around when my special was coming up I mean to put together what not to do self sabotage to constantly on the way to get parts. I told my wife I go Mike Cannon. I've known you for years of only God the more I learn about my cannon. We have a lot in common college. Played basketball. That was a big sport that we were really into you. Even mentioned five Star basketball podcast. I'm like I went there and then we have a fucked up fucked up. Do you have to fucked up or my mom had her issues but she since completely made amends gone above and beyond to make up for it and she's a fantastic grandmother so it's awesome awesome. My Dad was more than call than than my mom was is a fucked up going back to Christmas. I didn't forget we'll go back to what you were saying there and I apologize. Oh no but I wanted to finish up the Christmas thing in my house. We had amazing. christmases dismisses I was one of the six seven eight sometimes nine kids depending on who was living with us at the time I had a fake sister that my my older sister brought they one day. Oh my God and was introduced us as your new sister Karen. That's that's Terry's best friend our sister but I guess Karen's father was getting remarried and the new wife said it's either her or me and the father says it's you holy Shit tells Karen to beat at fifteen or sixteen so we ran and then my parents introduced us to her as our new sister sister but anyway We had amazing Christmases even though there's so much turmoil trauma and stress in our house growing up great Christmases but the one thing that suck doc was my mom would go off and just like going to corner and cry every Christmas Shitty Christmases as a kid. I'm like Yo your dad is giving you at this point. Probably ten twelve fifteen really good Christmas. Yeah why with this mental illness. Can't you figure out that you had a bad childhood and bad Christmas but guess what you've had enough good christmases in a row. Maybe maybe that should sink into your stupid hat. But it's even weird for me personally. This year was such a great Christmas right. First Christmas with my kid it transcended every bad Christmas that I've ever had I have a I have my a family. Now that I can start the tradition with right act and I can get it right however through the great times a weird like I don't know if it was guilt or like PTSD NOT S. D.. Or something you can too. Maybe well I mean yeah. I've gone two years of therapy and like have have completely I you know. I've acknowledged all of this stuff. Continue to work through it but like a weird you know a flash a flash of something from us. We'll come up where it's like us just like it's like like a cold wash over where you just feel terrible for brief minute and you could sit in it or you could like or it could last a half a second but it still exists. It's still out there Russia's crazy yeah I get that too because my life is really good. I got a great family great wife but every once in a while get hit with like you just said and all of a sudden you get a bit wobbly and then you realize oh yeah. I don't live in that world anymore. Thank yeah no but you can carry it with you. Support for OPIE radio comes from Manscaping manscaping escaped on your ideal. You know we didn't have it on our podcast. My wife actually bought me one for Christmas for real. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Is it the most amazing thing. I mean it's protected. Did my balls at this point. It's fantastic I. It says it's the best men's below the belt grooming manscaping offers precision engineer tools for for the your family. Jewels like dislike. 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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

Opie Radio

22:53 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"You know they're the number ten when they're standing together and i was watching i'll be chaser and she was late and and her mom said something about some stuff is going on around town. My family and i o buy telera taylor said your fat pieces she. It and i'm never going out with her again and she should fucking accent most. Oh a parting shot and i walked out the door. Yes her dad on the harley. Davidson dealerships you you got balls in our town got ball. He was saying i could have broke human having. I'm not a bad ass. What about friends yeah. I didn't think about that. Bikers don't play man now when you're seventeen. You're not thinking clearly but true radio so we gotta say chris voss from the record company one of my favorites. I'm telling you one of my favorite people in the music business and one of my favorite bands out there right now now and we're thrilled to be here to talk to chris vaas. I was thrilled to have your people reach out to me and go wow hopes back doing podcasts the guys wanna come on and say hot yeah man well you. You've been support us right from the get go so you know that that means a lot to me man. I'm old school. I come from wisconsin farm family. You know we we we. We appreciate that shit. We were podcasting in my car on the way down for this interview. Oh man and i was telling them the story that <hes> you reached out to me or your people about <hes> <hes> read a young. Your guys said hey man. They want you to release it on your youtube channel. I never forgot that. That was amazing that you did that. Yes we appreciate it <hes> and it was the hula hoop girl. Yes <hes> katie sunshine ryan best hooper in the world man. She's unbelievable. You know how we got around a video <hes> she <hes> tagged tagged yourself on instagram. We were talking about like okay. We gotta do a video and she tagged yourself doing a hula hoop thing and i was like we're driving and the guys that look what should we do this. This video and i turn the phone around like just let her film the video that would be better than anything we can do you so good and we just called her up like hey yeah now we now call her the shooter relying on the things you know like the song yeah like song you wanna do the video for song sure so we saw senna guy down there. She picked out a spot right in in front of her favorite lake in arkansas and she hooped it up. She looked amazing so sexy. <hes> my my my ma's like oh. She's very talented. She's amazing. It was amazing. It's not slutty. It's really talented versus. The sexiness doesn't hurt. It's super sexy well. I don't know what's better the song or the girl girl the the big record company interview christie other guys. They're up got. There's some other stuff happening today so they had locked out all down but i was like i'm gonna come over here and do this thing dopey. I'm the only talks anyways so guys unless you can amplify staring no microphone wichita. The one thing that is still good in the united states. Is you still can get regional. There still is regional. Yeah yeah cuisine. That's the word there's regional cuisine like you know like if i'm in the carolinas. I'm going to try to pulled pork with the absolute absolutely the vinegar east carolina wisconsin. Go down to <hes> to texas or oklahoma. We gotta get the brisket air. Put any sauce on that. They're gonna on a chap your arm off. You know what i mean so it's like you know you go to chicago chicago dog. You gotta have some talion beef. You know you go up to wisconsin. You gotta have some cheese jeez and brought me go to baltimore. You gotta get the chaps pit beef you ever had to pitch man wars chapman beef and a kevlar suit. That's what ah. I haven't though travel the more. You know be radio so you guys tour so much. <hes> what's the one city where you you do fall into the tourist trap. I mean when we went overseas. You know first time on was in paris. You know that was like shit. You gotta go to you're going at eiffel tower right at the eiffel tower. It's not it imagine if you talked to someone from paris like the tower and maybe i'm just like the cats in times square because i walked over there. I was like this is unbelievable. I was blown away by it that said sorry <hes> lived in new york more or less all my life except for the radio thing you know living in other cities never been to the statute of liberty. I never been to the empire state building to the top. I haven't been there awful. I walk down the street from his apartment. Yeah that's truecar building student. Ah outstanding oh my god you know he's still overwhelmed by stuff because he's glider lots of cigarette a newborn baby. It's cloudy when you were in paris to jim. Morrison's grave i did man how is that out was that was quite a place man because it had like jim morrison other people bull chopin and like <hes> amerson d._n._r. Like that's really crazy. You know what it's weird. Man my dad's big doors fan right and <hes> big rock and roll fan and i got fucking bummed out right. This guy died a long time ago and it boehm me out. I was totally. I would not expect an at right and i. I'm just slick allowed to other. People grew up in rural scenario. I i've i'm close off from my emotions. You know so when they suddenly creep up on me. Outside of musical context attacks surprised the shit out of me like i got really frigging bummed out and it's funny because you think in <hes> how's that going to happen happened. This guy died way before i was born and just the idea of you know. I'm not trying to bring whole scene down. Everybody looks good jazzman candy or something like what a new coq au. I'm sorry no it did me out. You know i mean i don't know if it's the idea of being some that young then right and and having it all and just kind of but or it's just the the romance of paris's got something man data's magical man. It's got some romance over there and i'm not like really that big of a deal the on that stuff but it it it freaked me out like i was like really moved by city. We'll get back to the morrison thing. I think it always always be out when someone dies. That's so creative <music> so young because you you sit there and what a waste he had so much more to do yeah man and bloated mess and he didn't care themselves out. Alive is one of the greatest rock books books. Have you read the great yeah. That's amazing story. It's totally yeah. Doors live record his scream at the beginning of back door man. You're listening and you don't know what i'm talking about. Its doors live. It goes it goes straight from back door man manina whiskey bar. That's that's when you know. You've got the right <hes> version. You can't miss it the yell he doesn't the beginning that <hes> it's insane absolute auto the deep dark place right you like you know jagger is definitely like into my to me like one of the greatest front man of all time no question. The stones are probably like bad to pick guan ban there. Might there my band. I love the stones big stones guy jagger brought all that showmanship and he learned watching james brown and tammy show. You know he kind of figured figured out right yeah morrison no brought. That's where like ozzy. Osbourne heavy metal comes out of jim morrison man in my mind like the dark manure is. I know you know a d._o. Without morrison there's no you know it's like you need that guy. Turn their back to the audience insane. I think he would start the show not facing for thirty forty minutes. Sometimes it was that i never i can't remember what that truly because he was freaked out or was supposedly supposedly that was the story that it was he had a little bit of a stage rage praying and then it turned into this mythical cool like nobody know frontman at ever turned them. I'm back. You're not a friendly face in the crowd so i love the doors for their blues the stuff that we beat a radio guy the stuff that we didn't play like five to one by four man. They didn't really play waiting waiting for the sun. <hes> that's stuff said alabama song which alabama song is one of my favorite p._s. Allergies yeah no. You're right asked questions. Yes seem like a man. That's had a lot of time to think about things where all your travels. What are are your top. Five live albums literally has a music bone. Now you say the doors alive. She cried is miami miami up there <hes> zeppelin the <hes> the live concert the movie. The song remains the same. I've pretty good <hes> <hes> hendrix that demand that you can't go wrong there. Go wrong pompeii lava pompey do oh winterland. Oh yeah if i used to tell people forever that no problem in your life is ever so dramatic. If you sit down and put on live at winterland the power or of the music will beat the shit out of whatever problem you have in your life right out of you. You're literally like the old guy in the in the maxell cassette tape blown back in the chase. I got one for you. If you haven't checked it out you should elma muddy. Waters live at newport nineteen six <music> doing this afternoon shit what about frampton comes alive becomes less than wrong with that. It's not too bad as all right. I'll do bad is okay. <hes> rattling home yeah man rattled. It'll be live puff. Daddy just regular daddy. We're talking live carl eli l. I'm out you know what we're talking about documentaries. I just wash that was really good. I wash the bob hope documentary. There's a bob hope documentary two hours. It's fucking great. Where is it on netflix. It's on netflix we were talking and before we started recording <hes> chris chris voss from the record company by the way i should reset a little bit no <hes> he's a big documentary guy and he saw the andre the giant man i might just usually they offers the searcher parts on h._b._o. Too i saw the back half of that. I still gotta go back. You forget how powerful that comeback special wasn't sixty sixty eight and some of <hes> elvis's live stuff's pretty good pretty live aloha from hawaii that was planning on every thanksgiving. Thanks giving man. What's your favorite documentary of all time or our top fives man. That's real tough. I really love documentaries. It depends on what the biggest surprise like that introduced me to a whole different thing music. Was that buenavista social club. That's awesome that that whole ebb cuban sewn music phenomenon that was kind of what that's probably about a fifteen year old thing that that was really cool but like <hes> you know ban at giant one just because i saw andre the giant ones really great anything. Ken burns. That's ken burns civil war. Ken burns baseball parks. I i haven't seen that once the avenue that was the most recent andre the giant. We were talking about this a lot. How he's was so big he couldn't get into the airplane bathrooms breath rooms and he had those long trips japan so they had a breakout a bucket and then the hold up like a shower curtain and i guess what would be first class so andre the giant replaces look so hundred take a dump man. He's the bathroom good lord and imagine that that's the thing about it that guy. That's so crazy that they get to in that documentary like you know the fact that he made so much of himself was such a a a a thing happened it really at the time when he came up was fucked up to <unk> have happened like nobody knew what it was about it and instead of him being like talk about is mild was all like he's gonna die and he like goes and he figures out how to make himself not only only like successful but a household name across the world. I didn't realize how like hurt andre the giant wasn't he was still performing at barely fucking move. They were saying in this documentary that wrestlemainia bring them to bring in in a little ring yeah because he can't walk walk. It's like fuck. That's detroit crazy. Love wrestling and then i saw female breasts wrapped up the whole thing. That's it changed at all. That's that's like the wizard of oz when they went from black and white two columns that was saves. Everything changed thirty-three brute. You know i had a theory about old spice i when i that it had been so far removed from the public consciousness when i was going to high school that is now it's back in but that when they had just to stick with the white original i every girl i dated back in high school will be like hey you smell real nice. There had been so long since anybody's smelled old spice that they actually didn't realize all spices the shit yeah. I'm kind of wondering bruce by faberge. Yes karate i do you can still find that show every c._v._s. Habits the bottom. It's on the bottom. It's funny. I always picks up a certain type of girl. Maybe you should go to the event after stress. I happened to restaurant. It was the hardest ever did we opened the restaurant and the power went out. There was an ice storm armed on opening day and we had eleven dollars in the bank account and we couldn't open. We lost power for three days and throw all of our inventory. Wow oh shit and i was like holy shit so the next day the power back on i'm driving in my little car to <hes> to my franchise wants to borrow your food to make some money and he's like back. You're you're an idiot combine. Just because i want to watch this restaurant. You're going down bro coming at the lettuce it on my way back with all the food in the car. There's a lady on saturday wrote a flat tire on her bicycle. Though i helper evil all food i put the the bike on and i get it up to her house. In the town that you know that opened the restaurant ends up. She was the president of the homeowners association and sent out an email. Everybody has to go go to this restaurant for real and that's what bill the good samaritan actually paid off area also proficient in check forgery but that's a whole correct. You got a lawyer in the room. <hes> i was kidding about everything so we i guess we should move onto the new <hes> record company album <hes> the first song <hes> life to fix is amazing. Thanks man i would. I'm proud of with tune. Is that through all this stuff. We just went through. I kind of figured out that like in the end you're left with yourself and if you're not healthy on inside of that you're gonna be fucking miserable all right no matter how good or bad you have it right <hes> kinda like what you were talking about for heights and if you're not feeling all right about what's going down in your heart and your body mind mind your your situation is now going so the songs like get inside. You know like work on that. Shit you know that's take responsibility for yourself and and and figure yourself yourself out before you start you know and that was kind of the the idea was like <hes> after it was all said and done i was the only way we're going to make a go to record is to get inside and i and be real you know and like i could come on here and not talk about how i delivered pizzas to a high school. I'd probably be a lot cooler if i did know your way way cool about that. It's amazing. You know what i don't wanna fucking. Hold that shit back ran because you know what i'm trying to say in one of the reasons since i i wanted to come on here to opie was because i you helped us out you know you gave us a shot and <hes> i means a lot to me man and like <hes> because i did fucking deliver pizzas right you know and i did i did stand in a on a farm in the middle of nowhere far from any city ready and have this picture of sitting and doing shit like this and i never thought it would fucking happen right and here i am today. We should though a lot of appreciative of the same stuff like that but soon as they hit the big time they forget about the wrong carl. Wait til the phone every two weeks. You know i looked inside <hes> for the last few years myself <hes> i can't i can't look over there as i tell you this but because they're gonna just mock okay but got into meditation and <hes> some therapy i saw i saw the native americans i like it. He said no shit good way the shit that's impressive. I saw it in his eyes. I think that's fucking great <music>. You're i've noticed. Is there so little kindness in his room that genuine kindness is seen as surkhet figuring i think that's all great shit now we <hes> my wife's really yoga meditation and stuff so i dipped in and then as raking <hes> master and he and he does some showmanship so he comes over to my apartment on the upper west side. Oh boy the building was not happy when this guy walked in he had the tribal drums comes in the he was dressed. The part was all sorts of little bags of of medicine and he had me start. Something and i've never done her one for for second or two. No not a second for probably twenty straight minutes. I'm like is this irwin. I was thinking the f. f- aloe of some kind of peruvian tobacco based. I gotta i gotta get all my info for the official shaman podcast it it just i started one nostril and my whole right side was just fired up and more than alert. I didn't realize i was into shamans and then he says you ready for the left side at this point why all right and left side and then my i body was on fire. I'll paranoid going what the hell did. I just do her win or something but tobacco based and you know it's it's peruvian plant plan yeah man but you you know it all comes from a place of wanting to get it together right like inside like even that's probably probably weird for people who are fans years for years to think. Why the fuck would you need to do that well. I was a lot of fucking pressure and there's a lot you know staying on. You can't do one good show and have a career. You have to do good show every fucking time right yeah since i'm you're <music> out there matter nothing you got nothing. Johnny carson did fucking thirty years great shows. You gotta fricking. Kill it. Every time i either one either one. You ain't killing it. You gotta be trying to kill that or you're gonna make believe you're killing it. Yeah you gotta put that smile on your face while you're gonna it's now. There's a lot of things that hit here here so like i had a lot of weight on my shoulders at the height of my success so i didn't really i didn't really enjoy it as much and i was. I had an anger problem <hes> that i met my wife and realized you know i got. I gotta figure my shit out because i really into this and then when i had my kids i'm like oh my god gave them. Get your crap together together. So it started. It really started. When i met my wife fourteen years ago and it took a long time wife saved my life to a real and yours <unk>. I'm the complete opposite store going through with things for real. I'm talking about the shaman. I'll talk at this hour. We're gonna have a moment now. How did she save your life person a man. I want to be worthy of being around on her right on man. Oh we're gonna fuck and fuck. My life of men find with that on my own right. We're gonna start some peruvian dust by doing talk radio so tells about the new album the rest of it touches. Obviously he's a great song. Everyone's playing right now. Yeah it's <hes> you know sister rock and roll record. It's it's not like a bunch of heavy deep interest. It's just it's just rock and roll but <hes> there isn't there are some themes teams in there and i think like you know one of the things i always man show. I feel like i'm getting a little too shaman myself here but i will. I will say this. Maybe as the peruvian gusting over to his but i will say i'll say this man the the center concept of what i learned and what i believe and i think it's mathematical fact is no matter how dark the darkness no matter how vast it cannot stop alight even the smallest one and a.

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"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

Opie Radio

16:05 min | 2 years ago

"opie" Discussed on Opie Radio

"I no longer check out. I used to like get on stage and check out and go on autopilot it. I really am fully present every show nice yeah. I think it's fun. I understand that. Actually i know you do. I know you do only someone who's been broken can get it lost everything i was going to be the worst thing in the world and then i realized it was pretty much. The best thing that ever happened to me career wise. You didn't lose your wife. You didn't lose your family's. You'd like still it monte changes but money changes for everybody you know and then you go back and figure it out then your audience find you said it's a niche thing i took my <hes> my young daughter to the e r last night speaking of money she woke up one hundred and two hundred and three fever really bad sore throat then a bite fight on her right arm that looks suspicious like it could have been a tick tick by leads your imaginations to lime disease and that's like just hell on earth so i'm panicking gang and then i called the doctor friend of mine and he's like get her on the moisture in the tylenol. If the temperature drops you should be all right but if it goes back up to one or two one three a that he should take her in. It goes back to one to one zero three at nine o'clock last night. I'm not in the city. I'm way out here so i take her to a hospital and then i'm in the e._r. For three and a half hours last night and all i needed was a striped up to you know a strep test because i'm thinking she's gonna suffer the sooner you can get the medication the better so we went to the e._r. Hole and back backboard diseases from the e._r. than you did with them yes and then she's crying because now it's been two and a half hours but there are people pretty much dying all around around in the hallway stub way worse than her so i know we were knocked down to the lowest priority possible so then i went to the administrative <hes> lady and i said look we've been here two and a half hours. I know you're busy. I could see that i- gunshot on like i know stupid there were in the yard. You know this probably could wait to tomorrow tomorrow and i could have found an urgent care something i go but if you're going to tell me you know the two hours we're leaving and i think that made her pants. She's like no no. We really want to sierra then. She's like what's her name. I give her name and we go on the computer screen. She's looking at the top less. We've been there two and a half hours already looking at the top. It got to be one of these two names and i go no it's that and it's in the middle of the screen which means it would have easily been another two hours she goes. Let me see what i could do so i kind of felt bad but but my daughter you know is was everything to me. She's almost seven. She's crying. She doesn't understand this throat hurts. She just wants asleep. <hes> long story short after i did that within a half hour out of the hospital little check the strep test <hes> was fine blah blah blah and then we're doing the paperwork to to leave and the lady was so cool but goes. I've never seen a co pay this hi my life five hundred dollars and i've helped shorts just so she can get a strep test at at at the emergency urged room. My father's been in the hospital for forty nine days the hell they have health insurance. They have medicare they've. They're expecting a thousand dollars a day. That's what the insurance current said brill. That's forty nine thousand. That's health insurance the health that is a may i bring it up because it's a major issue in this country. It's insane and you can't. It's uh-huh. I dunno socialized medicine doesn't work because i have friends from scotland found a lump on their ankle on on a november day and didn't get in until february by then. It was cancer the side of it yeah so. I don't know what socialized medicine will do. I i don't know but it's it's it's. It's a major problem in this country. We should be revolting over the whole health insurance. I in this country yet. They broke down the telephone thing remember when they they. They broke down the telephone when they broke down the a._t. And t. and they broke oh you break the yeah. That's what they need to do with these all about profits it's now they just try to find any excuse why they're not gonna help you or or or or pay your claim well. How about the fact that my son is eleven. We talked talked about right so eleven is is booster shots right and i vaccinate him. We're not i live out in pennsylvania where amish people are bringing polio and meningitis join us to walmart every thursday you know so i totally but the h._p._v. does he need h._p. It was originally made for girls. Does a guy needed needed at eleven. Does he need it. It's not a sexually transmitted disease becoming a big thing though right where parents are getting there. I think mostly sons right well. No it's supposed to be mostly girls but now it's for boys too because again the throat cancer oh yeah because michael douglas okay i know is i know yeah get throat cancer from eating pussy but all the way they're basically saying the doctor's like he's only a few years away. Hey from maybe starting to look at things right well. Let's let's play it safe. Yes that's the thing that's the theory right to then you go try to do the research search and all of the garda sell the the chemical company that creates it. They're the only ones that is allowing any do the re go on youtube. They're the only ones to talk about it. So i did find out between eleven and twenty six. You can get the vaccination so i'm going to hold off maybe next year so we don't have to have up twenty seven vaccines at the same time and if we want to revisit it next year that's right. You were closed for j._d. Mccarthy during the whole vaccination thing well that was a smart art thing what she told me that she never said. Don't vaccinate i. I don't know what she anybody but people heard though to play the other side over. I know that and maybe maybe i don't. I wasn't around when all that was what i do know what she did. Tell me that was really smart was to spread them out and in literally my son had two shots the the other day when he was a kid there were twelve or no and we went every single week because i wouldn't let them do twelve at one time for your body but i was my son goes all there's is nothing peeled the stickers on the band's tonight and there's no mark i go. I am scarred for life. Do you remember shop. That was like a hot poker. We you'll have that big circle scar arm. It was like i go. We've got brand which is regular vaccine. I don't even know entity would cover for half of it. We've had so also. She never said that not to me. I don't know i didn't i wasn't friends with her. When that whole big controversy was going on and all i had ever heard her say was to spread them out which makes sense right absolutely as a parent. I would agree with that so i'm not educate. The whole jenny mccarthy thinks i'm not going to push on it but i know a lot of people really aided on her for that stuff but then also i guess you know look at the end of the next thing yeah no like there's some disease from one thousand nine hundred one coming back because yes there is but it's also there's a lot of you. You could say that big cough but right but it's i blame the amish. I'm not kidding you. If you've ever this whole country has these little pockets of amish that they don't have to pay taxes. They don't have to send their kids to public schools so they have no vaccinations and yet they're constantly at a walmart there at the hospital there at the at the c._v._s. They're eating in restaurants. Dont it's insane amish the amish they slide under no one tries to deport on nobody. That's a safe target because they're not allowed to listen to this stuff well. It's it's a safe target just because all they have is cheese but i really don't like them. They're like the amish uh-huh what's happened to me. I really snapped when all that shit. Would they swear my love and all that went down. I think i snapped and started focusing using my anger where it's needed to be directed at the yaghmur's. It's really just trying to build a house holding me back all this time with their monochromatic colored clothes closer. You think it's a scam. I do think it's a scary what's going on but they can't possibly think this is the way to continue living only reason. I think it's a scam is because they let him out for that. Rome spring of that and i once had an amish lady come over and help me clean <hes> and she i was a young girl and i had you know you have those cameras nanny cameras when you say of kin and i click in on her and she's on the phone and i thought okay well. I don't know who she is calling and then back in and she's still on the phone all apparently one would go to one house one and they talk all day long on the phone phone and they really only worked a couple hours yeah so they were getting around all the crap yeah they know how to do. All the things interesting taxes pay pay. No taxes. Horse takes dumped right on the road that they're not supposed to be using. I'm a big fan of no taxes because when i was growing up my dad you know like i said seven eight sometimes nine and kids. He started his own church he did so. We could pay less taxes on that's gene. How great is that. That's i think that's a loophole. You can't do anymore. Mr videon brother told me the name of the church. I said it on a pass podcast. I don't remember anymore but my parents would get really mad if we didn't take the tax exempt <hes> <hes> <hes> certificate to the stores to to show where part of a church so we're not paying taxes on these brand new sneakers. That's is if we didn't use the tax exempt form. It was an actual form. We again trouble when we got home because who wants to pay seven point six percent tax i i never used it and i just said yes. I used it today because it was. It was so embarrassing in front of your friends. You're pulling out a tax exempt form because you're part of a fake church because your your parents are trying to pay less taxes so they could survive right once he just was for survival not said they were all should have been better for you blonde hair blue who is past spring too by the way free cheese free cheese well tammy. I know you gotta get ready for his show but this was awesome..

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