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A highlight from U.S. Economy from "stable" to "negative" with Neely Tamminga + Preparing for the Upcoming Bull-Run with Joe Carlasare and American Hodl - November 13th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. It is Monday, November 13th, and you guys can probably hear my slack snapping off here. Let me mute that shit. Sorry about that. Monday, November 13th, 2023, and it is another awesome day. Looking forward to the week in Bitcoin. Once again, why are all these Bitcoiners so goddamn excited all the time? It's disgusting. What's wrong with you people? You know, I remember when you first started doing Spaces, Alex, and this is before I had extensive experience with Slack, and I could hear it going off all the time in the background. Every time we were having those Spaces discussions in the morning, I was just like, what in the hell are you picking up? My fault. My bad. Morning macro. Oh, sorry. How's it going, guys? I hope everybody had a good Veterans Day weekend, too, by the way. It was fantastic. I worked my ass off. That's all right, though. Good stuff. Good stuff. Good morning, Terrence. Bright and early. On a Monday at like 7 o 'clock in the morning. What's wrong with you people? Macro. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Jacob. Shout -outs to Dr. Jeff, Joe Carlosari, in the audience. Obviously, we're throwing you guys invites, but you're welcome to just chill. Whatever. It's all good. So apparently, Bitcoin has taken a slight pause from its vertical acceleration and Bitcoiners are attacking each other once again. That didn't take long. Anyway, welcome to Cafe Bitcoin, episode 475. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. By the way, when I say signal, I'm not trying to say it's just my signal. We're looking for the signal. Some people are like, eh, never let us on stage at Cafe Bitcoin. It's an opinion, all right? It's an opinion. It's an opinion. If I don't think your signal is that great, then maybe we might not let you on. I'm not sorry for that. Like we're here to provide signal. And yeah, it's a judgment call and yeah, you might think your signal is more important and that's fine. I'm not mad at that. I'm not even judging you. In fact, here's, Jacob and I were just talking about this earlier. I don't even disagree with you on many things. Some people are like, well, this issue is really important. You guys don't talk about it. It's like, it is really important. Totally agree with you, actually. What I don't agree with is complaining about stuff that you have no solution for, or if you're not building a solution for something. Like if you're building something and it's a solution, we will invite you on this stage and you can talk about it. But if all you're doing is whinging and complaining, like why are we going to waste everybody's time with that nonsense? Am I wrong? Am I out of line here? Serious question. No, you're not out of line and whinging is a good word. I think more people need to use it. Yeah, mewling. I love that word too, mewling, whinging, meh, meh, um, okay. Good morning, Mickey Koss. For today's show, we're going to talk about, apparently BlackRock is launching an Ethereum ETF, or they're applying to anyway. We're going to do a spot Bitcoin ETF approval update this week, maybe. And Joe Carlosari is welcome to come up here and give us his views on that. Otherwise we'll just read his tweets out loud. I got no shame with that. What else? Oh, ICBC, which is one of the largest banks in China, was apparently cyber ransomed last week. That's a thing. So maybe we'll talk about that a little bit. Here's an interesting little factoid. Every $6 ,313 move above $29 ,586 is a billion dollars for micro strategy. Wow. Well, indeed. But the naysayers are going to say every $3 ,360 move down is minus a billion dollars for micro strategy. I was just about to say, I could see the articles now as it drops from $100K to $95K, they'll be just, you know, slamming micro strategy. Meanwhile he's sitting there like up thousands of percent. It's completely absurd, but it'll continue. Just buy Berkshire Hathaway. It's better than Bitcoin. Anybody can buy it. Are you slamming Dear Point? No, I would never do that. Nate, you're so crystal clear this morning. You must be stationary and not driving anywhere. I'm using the updated desktop. They've improved it dramatically. And you aren't driving anywhere. That too. You can't raise your hand, but it is working pretty well. Okay. Question. Are you on Windows or Mac? I'm on Windows 10 or 11 and I forget what number it is. You can't raise your hand on Mac either. You can't raise your hand and can you do emojis? I can do a lot of emojis. A lot of emojis, wow. Like a thousand at a time, apparently. So are you retired now, Nate? For the most part, yeah. I love your story, man. For those of you who don't know, Nate's been hanging around, you know, he's been coming around Cafe Bitcoin for a couple of years now and back in the day, since it started and back in the day, back in them, Nate used to roll around as a, as a truck driver, if I understand correctly, saving his money, stacking sets, man, no, I, I, the reason I people double to check whatever wallet you plan on using and do never, ever, ever, ever enter your keys into a digital device that is connected to the internet. We've seen a string of new apps on these app stores like Apple and Google that pretend to be existing wallets that are only available on the desktop. They are not legit. There's a, there is a new string of them. This was brought to everybody's attention by Oscar P at O S C Pacey and there's a new Electrum wallet on the app store Electrum doesn't have a mobile app and there's all kinds of other apps Lumi, samurai wallet, Jack's Liberty, Jack's Liberty wallet management Phantom wallet of a protocol assets trade sparrow was spoofed the other day, these apps, there's no mobile app that you should be using with your seed phrases from any existing wallet that you're using that holds any significant amount of Bitcoin. If you happen to use a hot wallet, use a fresh, use a hot app, wallet, whatever. If you happen to use one of these devices, make sure you're using a brand new wallet that it has generated. And you're only going to use minimal amount of Bitcoin. If should you do it like if you're going to take cash and you're going out for the day, that amount of Bitcoin, not, not thousands and thousands of dollars or even your, your stack that these people are unscrupulous, they have the morals and they do not care. They want your Bitcoin. Please be careful. And even with sparrow, there are methods that you can verify that the app is legit. And I, I, I can put a link in the nest. I don't want to populate it yet, which it's cool with Alex. And super easy to do because I'm a boomer and I did it yesterday. Like super easy. It's a one, two, three, I think four steps. It involves your terminal and just copy and paste. Yeah. Yeah. There's, there's a, there's a path or an FAQ on how to do it on sparrow. Once, once you go to download it, it's how to verify right below it. So please take the time to learn. Um, yeah. And don't lose your Bitcoin.
Fresh "Oscars" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Degrees in the nation's capital you're listening to WTOP Washington's news traffic and weather station the WTOP producers desk is wired by IBEW Local 26 where electrical contractors come to grow good morning Shane I'm S. Doolin Mike Jokaitis is our producer the top stories were following for you today CBS News special report legendary producer and writer Norman Lear has died he was 101 CBS News correspondent Tom Fodie has more among Norman Lear's many accomplishments was getting an Oscar nomination for writing divorce American style and founding the civil liberties group People for the American Way but mostly he'll be remembered for the groundbreaking TV sitcoms he created in the 1970s all in the family You are a meathead. where we're moving on to The Jeffersons, Good Times, Sanford and Sono all explored racial themes while one day at a time looked at divorce. Living without a man is no easy adjustment. Norman Lear held up a mirror to American society and made us think and laugh Tom Fodie CBS News his family says died he of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles his career spent 78 years CBS News special report This just into the GOP newsroom the Justice Department has filed war crime charges against four members of the Russian military. They are accused of abducting and torturing an American during the initial invasion DOJ has brought repeated criminal cases against Russian nationals most notably for cyber crimes and for interfering in the 2016 presidential election a teenager is under arrest in connection with unarmed carjacking of an FBI agent near Lincoln Park in Northeast DC 17 year old Devante Lynch is being charged as an adult according to court documents on November 29th an FBI agent was approached from behind knocked to the ground and then became disoriented the victim then says while laying on her back a gun was it pointed at her and her keys and phone were taken she also says her lip was cut during a brief struggle for her items the suspect's car was found only 15 minutes later nearby through an anonymous tip and witness at Lynch's school police were able to identify Lynch and arrest him in his home on Monday the search for the second suspect continues. Cheyenne Curran, WTLP News. To the crisis in the Middle East now Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza in an effort to root out Hamas. It comes as the Hamas Health -run Ministry says the death toll has surpassed 16 ,000. CBS's Natalie Brown brings us the latest on the conflict. Israeli troops have entered Gaza's second largest city with forces saying they are now in the heart of Khan Yunis in the south to destroy Hamas targets. Military leaders say it's been the most intense day of fighting since the ground offensive began. Hundreds of thousands of people have been told to evacuate with warnings of widespread house to house combat in the days ahead. Meanwhile tensions remain high for US forces in the Middle East. CBS CBS News national security correspondent David Martin is reporting that a US official says an American destroyer, the USS Mason, shot down another drone fired from Yemen in the Red Sea. As with previous incidents it's unclear if the Mason was a target of the drone ony Is President Biden only running for the White House because President Trump is on the ballot. That is the question the president got last night at a closed -air fundraiser in Boston. According to reporters in the room the president said if Trump wasn't running I'm not sure I'd be running. After
A highlight from Alexander Payne - 'The Holdovers'
"Hi, everyone, and thank you for tuning in to the 509th episode of the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter podcast. I'm the host, Scott Feinberg, and my guest today is Omahaan, who is one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation. Described by the New York Times as one of this country's most exciting movie directors, and by the Los Angeles Times as a genuinely original talent, one of Hollywood's most admired auteurs and the most gifted social satirists to hit our movies since Preston Surgis. His directing credits include 1996's Citizen Ruth, 1999's Election, 2002's About Schmidt, 2004's Sideways, 2011's The Descendants, 2013's Nebraska, and this year's The Holdovers, a film about a boarding school teacher, student, and cafeteria worker, each with different sadnesses in their lives, who begrudgingly spend the 1970 Christmas break together. I'm talking, of course, about Alexander Payne. Over the course of our conversation at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, the 62 -year -old and I discussed his feelings about writing versus directing. He has written or co -written all of his films except Nebraska and The Holdovers. The importance of place in his films, be it Omaha, Honolulu, or New England. How he has approached working with actors, be they locally hired extras or world -famous stars like Jack Nicholson and George Clooney, who are but two of seven actors who have received Oscar nominations for performances in his films, plus much more. And so without further ado, let's go to that conversation.
Fresh update on "oscars" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"To come off. Actor Robert John Biederman plays Kris Kringle in the musical adaptation of the Oscar -winning 1947 film. The lobby is well decorated in the Christmas style. There is a very large set piece of the sleigh for Santa's entrances. Then there's a toy department of Macy's with a rocking horse and the big chair. Near the end becomes the courtroom. It's well done. Miracle on 34th Street runs now through January 7th. Jason Fraley, is. Sports at 25 and 55 powered by Maximus, moving people and innovation forward. To Rob Woodfork. George Washington hosted a college basketball thriller blowing 12 a -point lead over Navy but held on for a 79 -77 win in overtime. Babatunde, a Kingbilla, had a GW school record 11 block shots in the duo of James Bishop and Garrett Johnson led the Rebs with 18 points to improve to 7 -2 on the season. George Mason is also 7 -2 following a blowout loss to 17th ranked Tennessee and UVA led by as many as 49 on their way to a wire -to -wire 77 -47 victory over North Carolina Central. The U .S. women's national team closed out competition in 2023 with a 2 -1 win over China in an international friendly. Jordan Shaw scored the go -ahead goal in the 79th minute. In the other football, Gaithersburg native and Penn State defensive and end Chop Robinson announced his intent to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft. The quints orchard grad is a projected top 20 pick and will skip the Peach Bowl on December 30. Despite 2 percent odds to win the ever second MLB draft lottery, the Cleveland Guardians will pick first overall in the 2024 MLB amateur draft next summer, beating out eight teams with better odds. That includes the Nationals, who actually won the pick first and then came up for the second pick. But they'll pick 10th because as a revenue -sharing payee, the CBA does not allow them to have lottery picks in back to back years. Rob Woodfork, WTOP Sports. win Can't for losing sometimes. Ahead on WTOP after traffic and weather, a teenager is busted for trying to check an FBI agent in the district at gunpoint. It's 156. For Mervis Diamond Importers, I'm Ronny Mervis. Nothing will flatter her more than Mervis Diamond ear studs. She'll wear them every day. It's the one essential. She'll never take off. Mervis Diamond ear studs are classic. They're the ideal accessory. Our
A highlight from Mark Ronson - 'Barbie' [LIVE]
"Hi everyone and thank you for joining us for the second annual live recording of the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast here at the Newport Beach Film Festival. I'm the host, Scott Feinberg, and my guest today for our 508th episode overall is one of the most understated and also one of the most successful and influential figures in the world of music, and he has been for some 25 years even though he's only 48. As we will discuss, he was one of the first and biggest celebrity DJs, a new phenomenon in the 1990s, and he then transitioned into making music, becoming one of the most in -demand producers in the business. Indeed, he has worked alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Adele, and so many other great artists. Along the way, he has received 12 Grammy nominations, seven of which have resulted in wins, including for producer of the year and twice for record of the year, the latter coming for his collaboration with Amy Winehouse, Rehab, and for his collaboration with Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk. He was also recognized with the best original song, Oscar and Golden Globe, for a collaboration with Lady Gaga, Shallo. In 2018, he established his own label, Zelig Records, an imprint of Columbia Records, and formed the duo Silk City with fellow producer Diplo. And this year, he took his biggest steps yet into the world of music for film with Greta Gerwig's Barbie, the soundtrack of which he executive produced, the score of which he co -wrote, and a number of the songs of which he co -wrote and or co -produced, including the Dua Lipa single, Dance the Night, the Billie Eilish and Phineas single, What Was I Made For?, the Lizzo single, Pink, the Sam Smith single, Man I Am, and yes, the Ryan Gosling single, I'm Just Ken. Would you please join me in welcoming Mark Ronson.
Fresh "Oscars" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Top news wtop facts matter 53 some of maryland's transportation projects could be on the chopping block because of budget shortfalls the transportation secretary paul wiedefeldt is proposing about 3 .3 billion dollars in spending cuts they include about a billion dollars in reductions to the transportation department's operating budget two billion dollar cuts to the capital capital program and about 400 million dollars from grants given to local governments the maryland legislature could adjust that proposal when it gets back to work in january today's dinner may think i should a toby's diner the dinner theater is staging the miracle on thirty four street in columbia maryland means that santa claus is coming to town and the big guy stopped by to wtop ho ho ho ho this is santa claus talking i wish you all good health and peace goodness knows the world needs as much of that as possible actor robert john beaterman plays chris kringle in the musical adaptation of the oscar -winning nineteen forty seven films it's the uh... day before the big thanksgiving day parade and and the santa claus that was supposed to be in the parade has a drinking problem and the person in charge of the parade asked if i could take over the role but i know that i'm the real santa so the show is about me proving that i am the real santa miracle on thirty fourth street runs now through january seventh jason fraley w two p news well you probably won't make it all the way to the north pole this winter but there and is a so chance you can stay at one of santa's homes every year we all wait for santa claus to visit our homes eat our cookies and leave us gifts but now you can crash at his place airbnb is inviting a family to spend three nights at santa's cabin in finland later this month it's free with meals and possible airfare included but there's a bit of a catch you could be put to work airbnb says guests can volunteer at santa's post office nearby and like his elves help sort through thousands of smith letters from kids all over the world booking start next week monica ricks cbs use sports at twenty five and fifty five powered by maximus moving people land forward technology all right let's get the update now rob woodfork all right heck of a game over george washington tonight they hosted a basketball thriller it was a twelve -point lead over navy they would blow it in then held on in overtime seventy nine seventy seven bob toon day bob toon day a king had a g w record eleven blocks out of the fifteen that the revs on had the night the dual of james bishop in uh... garrett johnson led the way with eighteen points so uh... george washington seven into on the season as is george mason they lost in a blowout to seventeenth
A highlight from "Wait A Minute,Jada Pinkett Smith Says Her & Will Have Been Separated Since 2016!!"
"Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host Derek Andre Flemming. Let's talk about a very interesting woman and despite the fact that people have very mixed opinions about Jada Pickett -Smith, I think a lot of people have lost a lot of respect for the woman. her I think recent admission to People magazine, she came out and said to people that she is writing a book. It's going to be released soon. It's called Worthy. And she talks about her trials and tribulations and the fact that she was depressed. I think she said at the age of 40 she contemplated suicide. She contemplated taking her own life. She's always battled depression. She was on prescription medications for depression, but she also says that her children were also on a certain drug for depression and things like that. I just think the thing with Jada Pinkett -Smith, if I'm being honest, and I always tell people to live their truth. I applaud her for opening up about her trials and tribulations, living in the limelight, being a part of Hollywood's it couple. Because for years, her and Will Smith seemed to be the it couple in Hollywood. He was the multi -million dollar man. She was the supportive spouse who also had a very successful run with her podcast Red Table Talk. And she always seemed like a woman who knew who she was. And nobody's perfect. We know that nobody is perfect. But I think the thing about Jada is she opened up a can of worms that I'm not sure she wanted to go that far. I think she was a little bit too open about her marriage with Will Smith because it's one thing to say, you know, we've had our problems. We, you know, we've just like any other couple, we've been through our share of, you know, ups and downs. But she was too specific about some of the things that they went through, some of the things that they did in the bedroom. She obviously admitted that she had a quote unquote entanglement with artist August Alsina, who is a very good friend of her son, Jaydens. So I think when you start opening up your bedroom and your household to America, I think you're going down the wrong path. And I think so many women have said, I'm just tired of them. I'm tired of Will. I'm tired of Jada. The infamous Oscar slap that was orchestrated back in, I think it was 2022 when Will Smith strutted up there on that Oscar stage and smacked Chris Rock when he basically teased his wife, Jada, about having alopecia, which is baldness. I think America is just tired of them as a couple where they will once be loved and admired and respected. I think many people are just tired. And now that Jada is writing this book, Worthy, and she recently came out and told people that her and Will Smith have been separated since 2016. I think it was a shocker, but I think at this point, people are just like enough. We just don't really care anymore about your personal life, about the fact that you and Will are separated. They are thinking she's just doing anything to get some attention, to sell this book so that it becomes a bestseller. If you and Will have been separated since 2016, that would mean that the infamous Oscar slap didn't make any sense. It would mean that Will went up there and slapped Chris Rock for no reason because you guys technically had already been separated for six years when he did that. So it doesn't make any sense. And then I'm also reading that she admitted that Chris Rock has asked her out on a date amid the divorce rumors and the fact that her and Will are not in the same house. She also said that comedian Chris Rock asked her out that at one time he asked her out. So my thing is with Jada, why are you so open about your private life? Why can't you save something for your marriage? You know, inside, you know, inside your household. Why have to why do you have to be so vocal about that? I am going to read the book. I'm going to read the book Worthy because I think it's going to be an interesting read simply because of the fact that I think so many people are interested in what she has to say. I definitely want to hear Jada's side of her story and anybody that talks openly about their battle with drugs or drug addiction or depression or any of those things that plague so many people. I think her book is worth reading. So you guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Everybody have a fantastic Thursday. Take care, guys.
Fresh update on "oscars" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Parasite (South Korean) (2019) Movie Review
"What's happening everyone, Keira and Ben back again. This week we will be covering Parasite. Now this film won in 2020, 2019, 2020, maybe I should look it up, but it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is a great film. Bong Joo Ho directs it. There is a lot of fun themes to talk about. So we're going to dive in. But Ben, what's your history with the film? So, again, it was a listener suggestion and you had told me that you had seen it and it was a great film. So I was like, oh, okay. And Bong Joo Ho is the director of, what was the movie you just watched with him? Anything Everywhere All At Once? Okay, so I forget what movie we watched. Did we watch the movie with him? All right, I lied. So we're not going to talk about that. I actually liked it. I thought it was good. I can't wait to talk about it. Yeah. So for those who haven't seen it, it is a story about wealth and class and I think they do it and the way that they paint it, I think they do it in such a good way. So basically it's about this one family who is lower class trying to make a living and how they con their way into working for this ultra rich family. And then obviously things are going good and then they go very, very bad. I will say that twist, did not see it coming. What about you? No, it was shocking like when the, well, I don't want to get too far ahead, but like when everything came about, I was like, oh, oh, okay. Like this is like something I wasn't expecting. And then like when it all came to a head, I was like, oh no. So yeah, it was a surprise. It was definitely a surprise. So the story starts off with, we have our main protagonist, I would say the son is our main protagonist. He's the one that kind of starts all this. He's the catalyst for a lot of this film. So he has a friend who was tutoring this family and he was like, yeah, just pretend to be a student and you should just like go and tutor too for this family. So his sister who, as we were saying off screen, was the best character in the movie. She so smart, doctors up a little diploma for him and he cons his way into teaching English to their daughter, their eldest daughter. So they have so this ultra rich family, it's a mom and a dad and then an older daughter and then a younger son. So now the brothers in the house and he's like, hmm, maybe I can get other people in this house. So first he gets his sister in claiming that it's actually not his sister and just someone that he knows who is an art therapist because the young son is spooked by a ghost that he saw in the house. So she's like, OK, I'll be I'll do I'll do this. And so she does that. And then to eliminate the driver and the housekeeper, they kind of pull these elaborate like schemes. So like they frame the driver for having sex in the car and then they explore I would use the word exploit. They exploit the housekeeper for being allergic to peaches by putting like shaving peach dust on her. And then when she's having a coughing fit, telling the woman of the house, the mom that it's tuberculosis, I was like and then the mom's like such an idiot. She was like, OK, bye. I don't know. I thought that was funny. So now the whole family has schemed and conned their way into the house with no one knowing that they're a family. These are just all they can't be bothered to ask. And OK, so I thought that this was really interesting because they can't be bothered to ask anyone that works with them anything about their life. Because if they did that, these people weren't smart enough to lie about their relationships. And I feel like their family would have been exposed way sooner if these people weren't such rich assholes. Oh, I 100 percent agree. Like there's one part where the sun says they smell alike. And I'm like, I'm like, because they live in the dark. So where they live is like this this basement, like awful place. And like people walk by and they're peeing in the alley and the flooded floods. And like they basically live in this like rundown neighborhood and it's just really bad. So like they all smell of this sewerage and like smoke. And like it's just like, like I said, it's a really bad area. So for the youngest son to catch on and well, the husband kind of says something about it when he says he has a smell to him about being the driver. But that's like the most he gets out of it. And then the son is the one that's actually pretty smart. That honestly made me so mad and sad that whole like poor person smell like that really pissed me off. OK, a lot of the things that family does like piss me off. So one of like the big the biggest like critical scenes that happens is there is a very big flood or not. I don't want to call it a flood, but it's like this very crazy rainstorm and their little basement apartment gets flooded. They are soaking wet and they're just like, I don't know. It was really sad because you can see that, like, even though they're like working and getting this money, like they're still stuck with like in their poverty because like class systems and like trying to like break out of poverty is so hard. Yeah, 100 percent. I mean, you can see the struggles even when they're getting money. But I think for them, a lot of it was the fact that they were just blowing the money. They weren't like trying to get out of it. They were just like, you know, so excited to have the money that they were eating lavishly. They were doing all this stuff instead of being smart about it. Like they were just like pissing it away. And like it kind of like catches up to them in the end. Agree. But at the same point, like I feel like if you didn't have money and like you weren't eating well and then you were exposed to that, like obviously you're going to treat yourself because like life is hard and like it is like sometimes about like the little things that are like that like make it worth it. And I think that like since they were in such poverty for such long, like being able to drink like this slightly nicer Korean beer and like eating like the better cuts of meat at barbecue, like I think that like that's like important because it's like a sign of like how far they've come. Obviously, they conned their way into it, but still so. And then I think like so back to like the mom and the smell. So I think one of the things that is like so indicative of how like rich people and upperclass people like don't understand poverty or like understand like the working class is when so they they their whole apartment is flooded. Right. And then the next day he's driving her and she's like talking in the back like, oh, we're planning the birthday party and the sun is shining and it's not raining and everyone is happy and like so crazy. And like, meanwhile, their apartments basically washed out and they've had a very traumatic night. Yeah, 100 percent. I think like the rich are oblivious to the poor. I mean, it kind of reminds me of the French queen where she's like, you know, they're like, oh, they're starving. And she's like, let them eat cake because she's so oblivious to like how it's going on, like what's going on with these people that for her, it's nothing. She's like, oh, whatever, just let them eat cake. You know, these people like starving and dying. She did pay for that comment, by the way, but she got decapitated for that. But, you know, I'm just saying like that's how like the rich get rich and the poor get poor and the rich overlook the poor because they're not in the same classes as them. So they don't see them. So they don't care. Agree. And I think too, like and I don't know, like they're so dumb and oblivious. So, OK, so let's talk about the fateful night of the rainstorm. Right. We've kind of talked about the flood. We talked about her arrogance. So what happens, though, is since they go since the rich family goes away for the weekend during this this rainstorm, the family decides to just move into the house while they're gone and just live in the house. Now, while they're doing this, they're having fun. They're eating food. They're being crazy, being themselves, being with each other. The housekeeper that they got fired comes to the door and she's like, you got to let me in. I got to talk to you guys. She discovers that they are a family and that they are conned and that she's going to she's taking photos. She's going to expose them. She's going to get her job back. All because, dun dun dun, they go down into the basement. First, also, first of all, like you wouldn't explore the house that you're buying and know that you have a bunker in the basement. That to me was like how how much money and how arrogant are you? You're like, oh, I don't go into the basement. That's the help. I don't do that. So there's a whole bunker in this basement that's kind of like kind of hidden. But like it's it's there. And this woman's husband is living in the basement because he's hiding from loan sharks. And I was like, what? So this is so she like obviously works in the house, feeds him, takes care of him. She snuck him in there to live so he could live there. And then he's actually the ghost that the youngest son saw. So one night he was like, I'm going to leave my cave. I don't know. And then he's like walking up the stairs. And honestly, I will say that scene is so well done. Like you see him just like slowly like ascending up the stairs. It's like all black and then it's just like the light of his face. And like, honestly, I thought that scene was beautiful because you kind of see it earlier in the film. You see it when the mom is walking up the stairs and she sees the housekeeper having this like fit, the like coughing fit. And that's not tuberculosis. It's allergies. And she's kind of like coming up the stairs. I like watching that like ascension. It's kind of like this like ascension to truth or like ascension to epiphany, which I thought I thought was really well done. Yeah, I agree. The husband that's in the cellar was actually the first owner. So he was the owner of the house originally. So he knew the bunker was there. And then the loan shots go after him. So he sells the house to try and get out of there. And the family takes over and he recommends this housekeeper to this family. But it's his wife so that they can have connection with her. So when she gets fired, she's freaking out because her husband's down in the cellar and he's kind of gone stir crazy because like he turns the lights on and off, like to tell the man thank you that's living in the house now. It's it's really crazy. But like the son ends up like thinking there's a ghost in the house because of this guy doing Morse code. Yeah. So he sees him and then the lights flicker all the time because of the Morse code, which honestly. OK, so then what I like about a film is when things come full circle. And this movie very nicely comes into a kind of a cool full circle. So now everything's coming to a head. The son decides. So in the beginning of the film, I forgot to mention this in the beginning of the film, the son receives a rock. It's called like the Rock of Success or like money rocker given to him by the friend that tells him to calm this family. And he's like, please like this is going to bring you wealth and success. So then the brother or the son looking at this rock of success decides that he's going to protect his family. They're going to keep their jobs and he's going to kill the man in the basement because at this point they have tied them both up in the basement and they because they have to get back to their jobs. And then I thought that part I thought was kind of weird that like also how oblivious are you that you don't notice a full family of people hiding under your table? So the family comes home from the because of the rainstorm. The family comes home. Our poor family has to hide in the house and sneak out, which I thought was very funny. And then that's when like we hear the conversation like about his smell, like he has that poor person smell. And then I thought it was so sad to when he like turns to himself and like kind of sniffs himself, like I don't smell bad. I don't know. That made me kind of sad. Yeah. And like it was kind of sad that like the lady that was trying to protect her husband, they slammed the door on her and she falls down the stairs, like smashes her skull and gets like a concussion. And then she ends up dying. Like she's like, you know, take care of yourself. You know, I have a concussion. I'm dying. You know, the husband is stuck down there with his dead wife. I mean, I was like, oh, my God, that's awful. Like, that's terrible. Like you just do nothing. He was tied up and he watches his wife die. So like when the guy comes downstairs with the stone to kill him and he turns it about on him, I was like, oh, you know, turn about fair play. Honestly, fair play, fair play. I would do the same thing. Also get me the F out of this basement. So now they're in the middle of this party where it is very culturally inappropriate for Native Americans. They're making the dad, the poor dad, the driver wear like this like crazy headdress. And like it is I mean, I guess that's what the rich do. They can just cherry pick parts of history that they like for the aesthetics and then they can exploit it and have fun with that at a birthday party. So this is happening. And our our what should we call him? Our captive, our prisoner, our ghost, the ghost, the man. He comes out into the party, starts causing all this crazy havoc, stabs the dad and stabs the daughter. And now the daughter who we've already established is the best character in the film dies. And then we see the dad kind of have his loyalty, not like questioned, but come into question for him, because it's like, you got to drive my son to the my son. You got to drive my husband to the hospital. And he doesn't because he goes to be with his dying daughter. Yeah. So like the guy that come out of the cellar, he's like trying to tell the owner of the house how much he cares for him after he just killed the daughter, like stabbed her in the chest. And then, you know, the father like of the daughter. Finally, like I forget what happens, but he said, oh, he says the owner of the house says that the guy smells and it triggers him and then he loses his shit. And then he ends up killing the guy that comes from the cellar and then he owes and he kills the owner and like then he runs off. And no one can find him. So now we have a dead daughter, the mom who's just fled. And we have an unconscious son in where is he? In the cellar. Yeah. So he's unconscious in the cellar. And then partygoers fleeing everywhere. And then in voiceover, we hear that he is regaining consciousness, trying to work and get enough money so he can buy that house because he goes and he sees the lights flickering. And what his dad is the new basement person and like a nice like German family, I think, like buys the house or something. So like I was going to con his way in. But so, OK, so that's like basically the movie in a nutshell. Obviously, we're going to talk about some themes in it. The biggest theme being wealth and money and success and what it means to be successful and what it means to have money and what you're looking for, like in life. So I believe, like in this film, obviously, when you are poor, your motivation is money. You want to be able to live. You want to be able to survive. And when you're rich, you already have that. So now you can deal with all the frivolous, stupid things of life. Right. That some people like are just don't have the time to like under not understand, but like to deal with because they're not thinking like, oh, I don't know, like, oh, we get to. Oh, our vacation was ruined because of the rain, but we can still come back to our beautiful home, like not like, oh, my house is underwater because I live in a basement apartment and it's flooded and I have nowhere to go. And my employer says that I smell like it's it's like two different worlds that they live in. Yeah, 100 percent. I think like people born into wealth are oblivious to what people go through in poverty. And then that's why you see like a lot of people that are born into wealth. Like they just don't understand if they lose everything, they just they kill themselves because they don't know how to be poor. All they ever know how to be is rich. And then you have the poor people that become rich and then they don't know how to be rich. And then they end up blowing the money like a lot of NBA stars, a lot of NFL stars. I mean, they have to actually have courses now and people to come in and help these NBA NFL players deal with their money because they don't know how. They're uneducated on how to make the money last. So they just pee through it and they buy these fancy automobiles, fancy houses. And then when it all says and done and the career is over, their money's gone and they end up having to sell everything and then they become poor again. And then they end up committing suicide because they've lost everything. So it's just a never ending cycle. It is. And I think, too, like, I don't know, I don't have extreme wealth. I work all the time. I live well within my means, I think. I mean, I am in crippling credit card debt, but that's because I'm addicted to shopping. So maybe I don't live within my means. I don't know. But I I don't know. So but I I wouldn't I I don't think no matter how much money like you get, it definitely has to be like a mindset that you're born into. Like you just like don't you just don't view things in a certain way. You kind of have this mentality like, oh, everything will work out and I'm not that worried and everything goes my way. And I'm like, I'm I'm like, I have all this money. I don't know. And I think, too, like you just become so arrogant and self -obsessed that like you do view people as like, oh, what do you do for me? How do you work for me? And like not saying that these people were like monsters to this poor family that they worked for, but like they didn't talk to them. They didn't get to know them. They didn't try to understand like any parts of them. They just were like, OK, you're here to work. And I don't know. I feel like it should have been. I mean, I've worked in a house before, so I I used to work in a home for a very wealthy family before I in my career now. And to see to to be working for someone and to see the amount of like waste and like wealth, but also just like, I don't know. I don't know how to like put it. But like there is just this like mentality of, oh, whatever we want, we can have. And like, obviously, like we're right because we have the money. I don't know. It was very it was very eye opening to me to be in a situation like that. And I and I learned a lot from it, but I felt a lot of parallels. Like, I don't know. Like, I don't know. It was very interesting to me. Yeah, I think that's why I like a lot of movies. Like when you watch them, they really hit home about wealth and poverty, like Brewster's Millions, The Toy, the movie with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. Trading Places. So you see these things and you go, oh, OK. And you like it and you you start laughing and you think it's funny because you see the person that's rich doesn't know how to be poor and the person that's poor doesn't know how to be rich. So like it's like it's like, you know, the flipping of the situations and like they're so used to being in a certain situation that they don't know how to act the new situation. Exactly. And like, I don't know. I feel like what was I just watching? I was just watching something and they were like they were talking about having having every having money versus not having money. And it was like, well, you're lucky to not have money because you have family and you have someone that like actually cares about you and to like share things with him when you have money, you just have things. And it's like, OK, I can I can see that. But at the same point, like you don't have to be poor and happy. You can have money and be happy. I always think that the two get conflated somehow. And it's like you can I don't know. I've met good, rich people, but I've also met rich assholes like that. Everything can be true. I just think I don't know. I just don't think that I just I don't know. I just don't believe I believe how money corrupts people. We talked about this in our last episode. And I think it just kind of sucks because they're every day that we live this in this world, the class divide is getting bigger and bigger. And the gap between lower class and middle class to upper class is is growing every day. And there's not like who thought trickle down economics was really going to work? Like, are we being stupid here? Yeah, I agree 100 percent. I mean, the divide is definitely there. I was just watching. I think it was called. But they were talking about like how it was about American Indian women being murdered and how you don't hear about it. But there's like a lot that get murdered because they're on reservations and the law is not the same as it is on, you know, in the country. But there's no focus on that because they're poor, like they're viewed as poor. And then like whereas, you know, the rich white person is always thrown into the spotlight, if there's a murder or if something happens to the child, it's always the rich children or the rich white people. And it's never like, you know, the poor black person or the poor Spanish person. It's never the minority. It's always the majority that gets the focus. And, you know, and that's true. I mean, and it's always going to be money over poverty. It's just always going to be that way until, like, I don't know. I don't know what can make a change. It's just, you know, maybe eye opening, like maybe the wealthy look down and go, you know what, maybe what was that movie with the Morlocks and Time Machine Time Machine, where the Morlocks were on the ground and they were like the the the people on top were living this lavish life. But in reality, the Morlocks were eating them. So, I mean, it's like society. Like, you might think you're living this power, but without the people that are poor, you wouldn't have the money you have. Exactly. And I don't know, like I have a lot of thoughts about this. And I think this movie obviously is framed like as a satire. Right. And but like the the ultra rich, like watch this movie. And they're like, oh, what an interesting movie. Not like, oh, maybe you should look at yourself and see what's going on. And also one thing. I mean, the daughter, I so sad that she died. Loved her. She was my favorite. But if she was as clever and as smart and as good at Photoshop, I feel like she would have had a better like like I feel like she could have just like conned her way into a better job than this like this like art therapist. I mean, but it felt like she did like actual real work with the son and like really was like trying to like help him and stuff. Yeah, I don't think in the beginning any of them wanted to be in this situation. But when the opportunity came, they jumped at it. So I think the daughter would have probably done something better with her life, had this opportunity not to count. So like, you know, it was an opportunity knocks. Are you listening? And I think that's the situation. Like they were like, oh, wait. And, you know, they even said it like, oh, we can all get in here. We can all get these people's money and we can all live lavishly. And it's a family. So you want to do what your family is doing. So, you know, it was the mother, the father, you know, the daughter. So they're all together as a family. And I think that was the thing that really bound them was the fact that they had that such a family tie because they came from poverty. They struggled together. They they did everything together. So like they did this together, which I really liked, because I think, too, when you live in a situation that is more that is more poor than what we see within the rich family, you do create those bonds because all you guys have is each other. Whereas in this family, they had art therapists and English shooters and drivers and housekeepers. And they're obviously they love their children. I'm not saying that, but there is a different kind of connection there when you're not always with them doing everything and like learning from them. Like, I don't I don't know. I feel like it's very I feel like it's a different kind of relationship. Not saying it's good or bad, just different. Yeah, I think it shows with the father when the child outside the tent and he's trying to bond with them and he's trying to be that guy. He's trying to be the father. You know, I think like always be in a way at work and always being in the office. It was like one of those situations where he knew he wasn't there, like he kept on like he says to him, I'll do whatever it takes to make my wife happy and I'll make I'll make these sacrifices. And it's the opposite of the movie we just reviewed, where where the husband had no desire to help the wife notice. This guy really wanted to try and be a father, try and do the right things. But he kept on like not being able to because he didn't know how, because he's been away for so long. I think that's what we saw with that. But the other father loved and cared about his family so much when, you know, when he sees that his daughter's dead, like he loses his mind. Yeah. Whereas in the in the film that we just covered, the dad never talked to his kids again. No, but this movie is very, very well done. I would highly recommend it. I know there are probably a zillion things that we have not even started to touch on with the symbolism. This movie is very rich and it's awesome. Like we can even talk about like the wealth stone. Right. So if we look at this wealth stone that he gets, it's like the success stone or whatever. And he like uses this and this is like his idol, basically. But what does it bring him? Nothing but tragedy. Like it doesn't bring him success or at least success in the way that he thought. It brought it to him for a little bit. But then ultimately he's lost. He lost half his family from it. Yeah. And it basically almost kills him because he gets smacked in the skull with it. And like, like I thought the amount of blood he lost, I thought he was dead. I was like, oh, he killed that boy. And he wouldn't have been wrong. Like the thing is, the guy in the cellar wouldn't have been wrong if he killed the son. He wouldn't have been because like they killed it. They killed his wife. And then like he wasn't wrong for anything he did except hiding being in the cellar and avoiding his his basically his responsibilities. He made a mistake. He messed up and, you know, he was scared for his life. He was fearful of this. You know, people that are loan sharks are coming to get him. But you know what? If you didn't put yourself in that situation, you wouldn't be in that situation. A hundred percent. And I think that, too, goes back to like poor, not poor people, but like lower class people, poorer people on that search for money. Like, obviously, you can be rich and be addicted to gambling, but you can also be poor and addicted to gambling. And loan sharks don't care either way. So he he got what was coming to him, which was like really sad. I thought, I don't know. I can't imagine living in a basement like legitimately like that. Sounds so awful to me. Yeah, you could tell he was probably like lost his mind because some of the stuff he was saying and he was just acting like, you know, someone that has been cabin syndrome. I think like he was down there for so long, he had cabin syndrome and he didn't know how to be the person he once was. And he was just so like he was appreciative of the guy having the house and having electricity. So he's flickering the lights to give him more school to show his appreciation. So he clearly lost his mind. But when his wife died, I think that was like kind of took him over the edge. Oh, 100 percent like that was the absolute like tipping point, because at least like he had his wife and we have to think he didn't see his wife for what, like four months or something or however long that she was out of the house before she came back in. Maybe not that long. I don't I don't time I didn't understand in this film. So but I don't know. I thought it was I thought it was really interesting. I thought it was really good. Definitely watch it. It's a fun watch. Like I said, it's Oscar winner. And don't be afraid of subtitles. We do a lot of subtitle films. I feel like we do more foreign language films than any other film. Yeah. And like it's been showing from our listeners like they appreciate it because, you know, Pakistan, Ghana, these are the countries that like, you know, they have great movies and like American society just like goes, oh, I'm not going to read subtitles. But that's stopping you from watching amazing movies like a who believe drive my car. These are great movies. And if you're not like, oh, I'm not going to watch subtitles, then that's you missing out on great opportunities because these movies have been amazing. There's a bunch more in the queue for us that are coming up that have been recommended from people from Ghana, people from India, people from Pakistan. So we look forward to this. And, you know, right now we're going to be taking a break from this. So your requests are still in the queues, but it is Halloween season. And well, you know what? Kara loves scary movies and Ben loves scary movies. So we're scaring the movies. All right. We're going to get some nasty, scary movies. We're going to review them and we're going to tell you how good they are, how bad they are. And we're going to do the whole ball Halloween. Yes, yes, yes. So all those things, please send a request. So if you have any good like hometown horrors that we wouldn't know about, though, the gorier, the better, the more vile, the better. We can stomach basically anything. Please watch this movie. And back to your point, Ben, real quick. When Bong Joo Ho actually won the Oscar for this, he did say if Americans can get past two inches of subtitles, their whole world would open up. And I full heartedly agree with that. I think this was if this was a movie that introduced you to foreign films. I'm so glad for that. It is an incredible film. Please check out some of the other films that we've covered on this podcast, as well as just like looking online because the strike is still going on. And our support is with the writers and the actors. Please access things that are that maybe have come out five, 10 years ago, maybe even a few months ago. Appreciate and watch those films that have already been made and created. And yeah, let's get let's kick off spooky season. Thank you guys so much for listening. Like we always say, we can't do it without you. We are here for you. Because if not, it would just be Ben and I talking at each other. So October 21st at two thirty, me and Kara will be live at the Lynn Public Library promoting my book Hodgepodge. So come see us. And that's all I got. Thank you very much for listening. All right, everybody. Catch us next time on What's Happening.
Kyle Seraphin: The FBI Guidelines Used to Target Conservatives
"Met Kyle but your take on it struck and me too now you're telling us just to be clear I want you to hit this again that this is what they're doing They're not they're scrapping the criminal stuff for intelligence stuff because there's almost no accountability and then They think that they can investigate you for your politics and as long as they say oh, yeah But we're not doing it because of The the First Amendment because it's a footnote on a page that they think this gives them the a -okay to basically The secret police is that right? That's it. That's what that's what a secret police is. They're an intelligence agency Maintains that law enforcement capabilities. It's the guys the patina of legitimacy. So they have that and they're an intelligence Agency first in their own words the FBI operates under a thing called the die -off which is domestic Investigations operations guy and that tells you what you can and can't do the first section of that deals with FBI as intelligence agency their words not mine it's the guidelines that come down from the Attorney General and what their priorities are The priority is intelligence and those do not require criminal predicates. There's no allegation of a crime. It's simply that you are part of a threat landscape. It's simply that you may be the victim of a foreign intelligence service coming after you. You've a hundred percent got a case on you. I know I do too and now they're opening these things that are under the 266 designation which which is domestic terrorism and the Oscar code so 266 -00 is what is the the agave a you know anti -government anti -authority bound extremist. They just add a letter to it. It's an alphanumeric. It's how they tag the case file. It'll say you know here's the field office here's that type of case and then the case file right after and cases I know people that have these open I'm confident they have one on me and they actually probably have an entire squad we're hearing some rumors that there's an entire squad investigating the police state film that Dinesh D 'Souza that you put together and we consulted on. You've heard that I heard that too. So you and I must have the same person they I heard the same thing Kyle that this film you and I are involved in this police state film
A highlight from What a Weird Week: Please Lady, Don't Go in for your Apple Watch! Fri Sept 29th
"This is the What A Weird Week show for Friday, September 29th. Please, lady, don't go in for your Apple Watch. Hi, everybody, it's Weird. This is like Crazy Moon here. Really weird, weird tale. Well, I got a great show for you today. It was so wonderful. Weird stuff! Hi, friends, I'm Scott. Thanks for checking out What A Weird Week, a show about the weird ones from the news this week. Here's the top 10 for season four, episode 53, first published Friday, September 29th, 2023. Kicking off our top 10 of weird this week is Tinder's very expensive option, mixed news, $4 .99 per month, Tinder Select. It's been made available to a select number of Tinder users, and some of the things they say you would get for that $4 .99 per month include new features, one described as VIP search, matching, and conversation. It must be tough out there. I've been married a long time. I had no idea, you guys. So tough to find love, $4 .99 per month, six grand a year almost for this new Tinder option. Tinder already has their company, already has a different app called The League, which is $1 ,000 per week? I had no idea. Just thinking now, should I have mentioned Tinder as a dating app? You're, I mean, I was married BA before apps. So if you're like me, just, just to be clear, Tinder is a dating app. What's an app? Oh, well, it's something you order before the main dish at a restaurant, as near as I can tell. Nine. Our number nine story on the top 10 list of weird news is Wienermobile rides again. Four months ago, the folks at Oscar Mayer changed the name of their hot dog fleet of cars from Wienermobiles to Frankmobiles. We covered it on this podcast. Now those Wiener vehicles will be called Wienermobiles once again. Was it a publicity stunt name change, or a sincere attempt to switch the name of the rolling wieners, and it just didn't take? Did a petition by fans of giant motorized wieners make the difference? We are left with some questions. But if you're a fan of the traditional name, you don't care, do you? You've got your rolling wiener car back.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
Camille Friend, Oscar-Nominated Hairstylist, Reveals Her Next Big Move
"Guest today is Camille Friend. And you guys, there's very little that needs to be said. You've done amazing things, making your mark in movies and TV. And my guest today, the one and only Camille Friend, let me just go ahead and say that. Now, Camille, I read this. You worked on some huge projects. You mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy, I think, earlier, volume two. Also the Hunger Games, Mockingjay parts one and two, Hateful Eight, Dream Girls, OK, Captain America, Civil War, what's this, Django, just so many projects. So it looks like you were kind of destined for all this incredible, you know, these accolades and all of that. So how does it make you feel? Are there bigger things that you want to accomplish? Because to me, that's pretty huge out there, you know, being nominated for an Academy Award. Sure. So let's talk about that. It's kind of funny because I almost feel like, I know this sounds really strange, but it almost feels like, I want to call it, it's like, I feel like I'm having a rebirth. In the sense of, like, you know, for so many years, really, my thoughts, my passion, and, you know, always my dream is to get nominated for an Oscar. So now we're here. So it allows me to have, like, all my other dreams that I can move on. You know, dreams do happen, and it happened to me. So, you know, there's so many other things that I'm so many interested in doing. And, like, one of my main things I love doing now is teaching. I teach, and it's something I have a company called Hair Stallers. And one thing that I'm passionate about is teaching people what it takes to be in this business. But this is how I like to look at it. I like to look at it on two sides. There is a business side because there is a business to the business. There are protocols, there are procedures, there are things how it's done in the business. And as an outsider, a lot of things you don't know. And then you also have on the other side, which is the practical. It is, you know, the hairstyling, you know, the makeup artistry. All of that is on the other side. So I teach both sides of the coin because I think to be successful, you need to know both. And I always tell people, first thing is, pay your taxes. You know, like, so many successes. Don't pay their taxes. Like, you know, so I teach basic things like, you know, that and how to get into the business, how to fill out your paperwork, how to do your resume and portfolio, and also how to have equity in this business because how do you get to be a department head like me? What are the things you need to know? So those are the sort of things that I teach and also, like, how to put on a wig really well. So, you know, that's probably, I would call that my next chapter in the sense of is really getting out there and teaching even more than I already have. And I just want to elevate people as they go along in their career and give them a tool that is helpful to them as they go along, as you have problems, as you encounter things, as you grow, and how to elevate your career. Like, so those are things that I think about and I'd like to help people and mentor them towards that.
Oscar-Nominated Hairstylist Camille Friend Talks "Black Panther"
"Let's just jump on in. Let's talk about Wakanda Forever. Let's talk about Black Panther a little bit. You have been nominated for an Academy Award. Now, let me just say that again. Let me say that again. An Academy Award. Okay. That is ginormous for your incredible work on Wakanda Forever. So we've got to start there. Tell us about that. How does that feel? You know, it feels surreal. It almost feels dreamlike. And I just want to say, like, what people don't understand is the journey. So I just want to talk a little bit about the journey that got me here. So this is my third time that I was really close to getting nominated for an Oscar. So, you know, it was on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We got to the Bake Off. And I'll explain what the Bake Off is. On Black Panther 1, we got to the Bake Off and we didn't make it. So, like, for me, this is the third time is the charm. But I look at it this way. I feel like God had to work on me. He has to prepare me for this moment. So that's why we are here now. I love that. You know, I totally understand what you mean because it really happens, you know, not on our time, as they say. And that's quite true, literally. No, it happens in God's time. And I can tell you, it's something that I think is a combination of a long, you know, 25 -year career to get here and be in this place. And, you know, I just feel happy that it has happened and, you know, that it has happened for a movie like Wakanda forever. Because if you really think about it, this is a movie that could have been over in the sense of, you know, we've lost our star, you know, Chastity Bowman. So this could have been a movie that Marvel scrapped. We're moving on. We're not going to do it. We're not going to touch it. So for us to be here in this movie, in this climate, I feel so blessed. I feel so humbled. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity. And it happened on this movie. Absolutely. And I have to say, now, the movie Wakanda Forever has gone on. You guys have been nominated for several Academy Awards. So you've got an amazing team. And I just want to take a moment in front of the camera and behind the camera. And it takes, literally, I have to say this, it takes a village, okay? It literally does when you're working on a project like this, right? So I want to hear everything. Tell us about some of the incredible folks. Because, you know, like I said, this takes a lot. And everybody is an artist to me on every single movie, project, TV project. You know, everybody is an artist. Wherever you are, that you are connected with these incredible opportunities. So tell us, what was it like doing something like this? You know, working with these incredible folks. No, I'll tell you. How it all started is, you know, actually, it started from what I call Black Panther One. And what we did there was so inspirational. And I feel like it was so empowering, especially for the black community, the black culture. And it also was something where I think, you know, we really started honing into that idea, which we always have known, but really in a global way, that black hair is beautiful. And looking at black people are beautiful and seeing us in that way. So I think it started that great movement in that sense. So starting from there and moving into the next one, it was like, how can we connect these two movies that are very, very different? So for me, in the design context, it was something that I started with Ryan Coogler, which is the director of Black Panther. Yeah, and started talking to him and really dissecting what this next movie was going to look like. So this movie is going to be, let's call it about the women. It's about, if you look, there's not a lot of men in the movie. So it's really about the women. It's about the connection. It's about the mother. It's about the daughter. It's about the relationship. So all of those things came internal also. So that's something that we started. So what I looked at is starting off with the character of Ramonda and Shuri, the mother and daughter story and the mother and daughter element of it, is that what would they look like if, according to West African tradition, if they had shaved their heads in mourning? So if we took from that time to a year later, what would their hair look like? So that's how I started designing it and creating it from that concept.
A highlight from Episode 123 - Sept. 25th, 2023 - 2 Many Toos
"Yes, indeed, yes, indeed, yes, indeed. DJ Intense here from On The Record Podcast. I'm your host for the most. And to my left of me, I am Walt. What's up, Walt? I'm pretty good for the most part. I slept in today. I also linked up with my guy, Louis P. Shout out to Louis P. Big shout out to Louis P. Can't wait to get him on the podcast for an interview, one of these days. Definitely need that. Or just a joint venture. Yup, friend of the show. You know what I'm saying? You can, you know, we'll do an episode with them and then they can do an episode with us. That's perfect. That works. We need to do more of that, for sure. We went to go see, it was me, some other mutual friends that you're familiar with. We went to go see Expendables 4. Oh, really? Big shout out to 50 Cent, huh? Yup. No, no, no. Big shout out to Fifth. There's one thing I can say about 50 and stuff like that, regardless of all his antics, shenanigans, real life situations that made him who he is. He's always been professional in all aspects and willing to do the work and endorse whatever his he is tied to brand wise. So I respect him a lot. And, you know, inspired by a lot of his own, what he's done so far. And he's super smart. Very, very, very, very intelligent in a lot of different areas. Excuse me. I find it unique with 50 Cent or just unique in general with all these movies coming out promotional. It's terrible because the sag are still striking right now. Yeah. So it's a it's a it's a tough situation because because on one hand, you know, I just want, you know, these productions to keep putting out high quality stuff. But on the other hand, they got to be fair to their workers. Exactly. You can't just be having like, you know, like like three fourths of the pie. And in this twenty five percent is split among like 100 ,000 people. Exactly. That's that's that's ridiculous. Not at all. And we never see out of those out of those 100 ,000 people, maybe only one percent getting the top earnings. Yeah, man. The rest is fighting for scraps. Absolutely. So because you're in a you're already in a business where it's high risk, high reward on both ends. Yeah. The actor, the studios and all that stuff like that. The writers and the producers and the directors behind the scenes and the costume designers, editors. It's just so many. And we're never talking about just simple, you know, regular editing as far as script. Why about video editing? Then you have the guy, people who do the coloring for videos. It's a very, you know, strenuous process of how to actually put a movie out, the editing of the group behind it, get the color scheme right, the right focus going, the right cut scene, the right angles. Just imagine who oversees all those emails and all them up and have to check them constantly and stuff like that. It's just man. Yeah, a lot of manpower. Oh, absolutely. OK, was it a good movie? It was it was a bit it was a bit underwhelming. I think it had some really good moments and stuff like that. But listen, I get I get what you're saying. It's just like it is. I'm not I'm not asking for no Oscar worthy performance or anything like that. I don't I don't expect to get that out of those type of movies. And I'm not sure I'm not sure a movie like that would ever fit whatever fit like their criteria where you win like those big awards and stuff like that. But I will say out of out of but I will say I've seen enough action movies where I could be like, yo, it's kind of this. This could have been a lot better given given like, OK, I will say this could be a lot better given all the action movies I've seen in recent times, like like one of the one of the action movies that I like a lot. And I think it's a really good look for him is the redemption movies with Chris Hemsworth on Netflix. Who's in that? I'm the guy who played Thor. Oh, OK. Yeah. Yeah, I like those movies. He has to have two outs so far. And they've been good and stuff like that. I don't know how how much further they're going to keep on going with it. But it's just like you've seen enough action movies and you know enough about everybody's, you know, resume in that field to be like, OK, this could have been a whole lot, whole lot better and stuff like that. Wait, was Chris Hemsworth in The Expendables? No, I was just making an example of like, you know, a dude who's done action films. That's not, you know, that's a bit different what he's accustomed to do it. But it's still really good. When I look at Expendables, I think of like, oh, what was it? It was Action Bronson, Charles Bronson, those movies. It was a death, death, death wish, death, death wish, right? Back in the day, early 80s, 90s. I think I know what you might be talking about. Well, you know, it was just it's like a.
A highlight from Private Capital Markets and Private Equity Simplified with CEO and Co-Founder of KoreChain and KoreConX Oscar Jofre
"So I want to be here where they're, you know, buying it in a dollar a share, not at a hundred. I wanted a dollar. So it's exciting. But with all the companies being created, yes, there are those who need capital, but it doesn't matter if you're a startup, you're already an operating company. It doesn't matter what stage you're in. Capital is a requirement in order to keep growing your business. Even if you're profitable, even if you're cashflow positive, in time to where you need to expand, you need access to capital. It'll make it much easier for you. You have more choices in how you structure the capital, but nevertheless, you need capital. You want to buy another company where you need capital because you can't take it from your existing cashflow, which is paying for the operations of your existing business, but you need it in order to acquire this to make you even bigger. So these are all the things. So capitalism is a constant element of the growth of your business, regardless of what size you're in. Sometimes we just don't know that we can do it. And now what I'm letting everybody know, you can, and it's not easy. I didn't say it was easy. It's not something that is a rocket. No, but if you have the right team to do it, you can. And most of it is done through technology. So therefore use the internet. We're a perfect example of that. When COVID hit us, we were a team of nine people in the company, nine. From then to where we are now, we're a team of 60. That's all because of COVID. So COVID, it depends on what business you're in. Why? Because everybody went online. When we're at home, online investing was on the rise and it has never gone down ever since. So it means that companies need to think of online. Oh, I see. So everything's on. Yes, you do the presentations online, just like I'm doing this show with you. I'm talking to millions of people online, simultaneously broadcasting my message. I'm doing a presentation to everyone on what we do and what the value proposition is and why you should believe in me and what I'm doing. So what we've done at Core Connects and Core Chain is provided in a technology infrastructure that a company can utilize in order for them to do things compliantly. So what does that word compliant mean? It means that you do it in such a way that one day you're not wearing an orange outfit, meaning you're not getting arrested. So the rules for me are black and white and orange, and orange is not a color I like. So black and white is the rules. So you follow the rules. And so we have enough of an ecosystem, meaning people who are committed for the growth to educate you, lawyers, auditors and so on that are going to provide you that guidance, how to use the regulation, how much money can you raise? What do you need to prepare for it? What documentation? We have so much education. Like if you go to our website, we have videos, we have checklists, everything. And even if you have a problem there, we'll even walk you through it. We'll get on a call with you to walk. Every single company is important, regardless of size, stage or anything. Why? Because everybody needs to know what is possible in front of you, not to think that, Oh my God, I didn't get venture capital. I'm dead. I'm done. I got to shut down. You should never have to do that. That's the whole point of the JOBS Act. It was to give you a choice in what, you know, I don't want to say the word alternatives, but it was just different choices in how you can raise capital for your company. So we provide that. We have an ecosystem of all these partners. We also took another undertaking as a company is that we knew how crooked business world is. And when I say crooked, I don't mean it in a way that everybody's like that, but I just mean it that I know what it's like being an entrepreneur. And I meet John and Hey, John, look at my company. I love your company, Oscar. I think you're great. I've got some investors that I want to introduce you to. Oh, that's fantastic. Thank you. I really appreciate it. And then next thing you know, he's got his hand out like, uh, how can I help you? And he goes, well, I'll give you the lead. How much are you going to pay me? And this has been this problem that the whole industry has had is that there's always someone standing in the middle. And so it's standing in the middle or in the way of me getting to there and I want to get there. So I pay them and you know, to get there and not, not knowing that what I just did was illegal because the only people that can be paid are a broken dealer. But nevertheless, you, whether it's a consulting fee, you pay them for introduction only to land on a dud or something that didn't even exist. And that's the problems that the industry has been played with. So we've removed all that. We're not here to promise anything, but we have no financial relationships with any of our partners. We don't take fees. We wanted you to talk to the people who know what the heck they're doing and that's all they do. So instead of you spending a year trying to figure it out, you can start and finish within weeks and raising your capital if you have everything ready. And if you don't have things ready, we have people who know how to get you ready and we'll point you to them and give them to you and they'll help you. And then, but why do we do that? Because at the end of the day, all of the people that you're working with, they're human beings, they're professionals. They need a technology in order to transact. So what does that mean? As I said right at the beginning, I said, imagine I'm here today. Hello, everyone. My name is Oscar Joffrey. I'm the co -founder and CEO of CoreChain. I am so excited to tell you today that I have a live offering on my website. And you can simply go there at corechain .io, click the invest button, put in all your details, and you can pay using your MasterCard, your Visa, American Express or your ACH account. Sign the subscription agreement and voila, within a few days, you'll be fully completed and you'll be a shareholder in my company. To do that on thousands of websites all over the place, because there are thousands of companies raising capital is what we build. And that infrastructure has broken dealers, has ID, AML tracking. It's all the things that are needed in order to keep everybody compliant. But most important, keeping it on your website with your look and feel, your brand, so you're building a relationship with the person that came to visit you, to look at your company and to say, you know what, I really like this company. I want to invest. And you click the invest button, voila, the journey begins. And the journey doesn't end from there. From there on, everything is done at the company website, meaning managing their shares, transferring them, trading them, everything is happening there. And that is technology in the background. We're one of those things you don't see. You don't need to see us, but we exist. We exist because we understand how everybody needs to move the information and how everybody needs to do it compliantly, because there's so many different pieces involved. And for a company who is raising, I don't know, $5 million from the general public or 75 or whatever month it is, they're going to have a very large base of stakeholders that they need to communicate with, keep them aware of what's going on, keep them engaged, because that's part of the key. Just like you would customers, right? You buy a CRM software to keep track of customers. Well, these are like they are your customers, but you have to manage them a little bit differently because of regulatory rules. But it's all doable. It's not impossible anymore. People go, how on earth can you manage 5 ,000 shareholders? Technology? It could be a million, it could be two. I mean, it doesn't really matter. I mean, the numbers are irrelevant, but the reality is it can be done. And that's the exciting part for companies of any size. And so when you're out there as a company, you can look at all the opportunities and see what others are doing, whether you're in manufacturing, building homes, cannabis, drinks, alcohol, technology, AI. I mean, I've done just about everything. And here is the other goodie that you're going to love. So the security regulators in the United States not only allowed the companies to raise capital from literally anybody over the age of 18 and around the world. So your market opportunity is 4 .7 billion people. 4 .7 is to incentivize you to invest more in my company. So here's an example. You come in and you make an investment and you're making an investment for 200, but you see right here, hey, if you put in $500, I'm going to give you a free ticket to the show with Hurricane. If you put in $1 ,000, I'll make sure you're in the show. If you put in $2 ,000, I'll make sure you have a dinner. So the regulars allowed us to incentivize. So the company can incentivize you with things. I've had people give away vodka, beer, I mean, knapsacks, pins, Starbucks cards. It depends on their business type or something. Exactly. Exactly. The imagination is open for, and we saw people in one car, one company we had, oh, this one's my favorite, where if you invested over $100 ,000, you would get to use the electric truck for nine months. We saw these people popping in 250 grand under American Express. Let's do it. And people go, and their credit card? Isn't that high? I go, well, if I was ready to make 250 grand, the chances are he's got that in the bank. And if he's smart enough, he just got enough points to take the family out for a Christmas holiday. And he got the use of the truck for nine months, two times over. What a whammy.
A highlight from PayPal Launches Stablecoin That Could Change The World! (But There's A Catch...)
"The safest, easiest way to pay just got easier or at least has moved further into the cryptoverse. Online payment behemoth PayPal has launched its own stablecoin, becoming the latest TradFi company to make the attempt. You may remember Meta, the parent company of Facebook, trying to shove their own stablecoin down our throats and subsequently shuttering the project in early 2022. Will PayPal USD, aka PYUSD, succeed where others have failed? We're going to dive into the pros and cons. It's time to discover crypto. If you're new to the cryptoverse, you may be wondering what exactly is a stablecoin. It's a coin for horses. I'm kidding. It's all in the name, baby. A stablecoin is meant to do exactly that, maintain a stable price. Many of them are pegged to the US dollar. It's a way for investors and traders to keep their assets on the blockchain without having to deal with extreme price volatility. Well, at least that's what's supposed to happen with stables as long as they maintain their peg. If you want an example of what happens when a stablecoin loses its peg, take a look at our video on Terra UST. In case you've been living under a rock with all your cash buried in some dragon's lair, PayPal has a veritable monopoly on online payments. Founded in 1998, the company went public in 2002 and was soon taken over by eBay. Fast forward to today, the company has expanded astronomically and subsequently gobbled up would -be competitors like Venmo, Zoom and Zettle and many others. It also boasts 435 million users at time of recording. The original team is actually referred to as the PayPal Mafia. You'll recognize some familiar faces including Elon Musk, Yammer's David O. Sachs, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman and Jawad Karim, who co -founded our own little slice of paradise, YouTube. So my question is, with Elon Musk's historic ties to PayPal, will the PayPal stablecoin become the favored cryptocurrency for X? Unseeding would -be Prince of X, doge? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think. PayPal's stablecoin release also comes a couple months after the announcement that Celsius will use it to distribute payments to its creditors, a decision that has sparked outrage and questions from Celsius's creditors. Raking in fees for millions of bankrupt Celsius isn't a great way to start your stablecoin debut. Now, PayPal has been interested in crypto for a while. They first allowed customers to buy, and hold a short list of cryptocurrencies back in 2020, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Then in 2022, they finally began supporting crypto withdrawals and deposits in and out of PayPal. And PYUSD is their latest attempt to make a name for themselves in the Web3 landscape. They announced its development at the beginning of 2022, but then pulled back citing regulatory issues. Was it you, Gary? But I guess their concerns are no more because there are full steam ahead with their stablecoin pursuits. Okay, enough about lost funds and heartbreak. Why would PayPal want to get into the stablecoin game in the first place? Well, it turns out stablecoins can be quite a lucrative business worth around $120 billion. PYUSD's top competitors Tether and USDC both have remarkable profits this year. Tether is projected to bring in $6 billion, while Circle, the parent company of USDC, has brought in $779 million so far this year. If PayPal can capture even a percentage of this market, they could bring in some serious bank. How do these companies do it? Well, both USDT and USDC maintain their peg by holding cash and investing in US Treasuries. And the yields of these Treasuries have soared to 5 % recently, so they're able to bring in a lot of profit and able to add to their reserves. PayPal intends to follow a similar model with the stablecoin being backed by USD bank deposits, US Treasuries and US Treasure reverse repurchase agreements held in custody by Paxos. You may recognize the name Paxos for managing the soon -to -be -deceased Binance stablecoin BUSD, which Binance has taken off the market due to SEC lawsuit. RIP. PayPal has announced that Paxos will begin issuing monthly reserve reports in September 2023, and these reports will be verified by an external and supposedly impartial accounting firm. Can we just get Kevin an Oscar? Remember, guys, having a public and verifiable proof of reserve is so important, not only for stablecoins, but also for exchanges. Make sure you do your research before you buy or send your crypto places. PYUSD is an ERC -20 token written in Solidity and running on the Ethereum blockchain. You can exchange PYUSD for fiat as well as send it to other PayPal users and buy crypto on PayPal's platform. You can also buy from PayPal's merchants, and PayPal will send PYUSD to make the purchase. There are zero fees to send this stablecoin to other PayPal users, but there are fees for buying cryptocurrencies and withdrawing PayPal USD from the platform. Currently, you can withdraw or deposit PYUSD and it's compatible with Metamask and Coinbase Wallet, soon to be supported by Venmo. A week after PayPal's stablecoin mania hit the media, Ledger, one of the top cold storage wallet solutions, announced that its users would be able to buy crypto with their PayPal accounts. Coinbase has allowed American and Canadian users to buy crypto with their PayPal accounts for a while, but recently, Coinbase partnered with PayPal to bring this option to users in Germany and the UK. This comes in handy since PayPal decided to pause crypto purchases on its own platform in the UK, citing financial regulatory shifts. With all these exchanges supporting PayPal accounts to purchase crypto, it seems like only a matter of time before Ledger and other wallets begin to support PYUSD as well. Currently, you can get your hands on some PYUSD on Coinbase, Kraken, Gate .io and Crypto .com if you don't want to buy it from the PayPal platform. Right now, we're a little less than a month into their release, so are people actually using it? Well, it seems like members of the crypto community have been a bit wary so far. The block reported that smart money is avoiding the coin and smaller investors are as well. And really, can you blame them? Most people are still traumatized from the Terra fiasco. And why would you switch your funds from Tether or USDC when they've stood the test of time? There have also been concerns about PYUSD launching on ETH and associated high fees. And there are real regulatory concerns here in the US. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, was quick to wag the finger at PayPal and yell, Shame! Shame on you! She's mad at business as giant as PayPal would move forward with a stablecoin without federal regulatory framework. She may want to point that finger right back at herself because the Fed is at fault here twofold. One, they allowed PayPal to get this giant. And two, they can't figure out how to actually regulate the space. Probably due to our officials being older than dinosaurs. Look at this! Are you kidding me? Another issue that has some worried is that PYUSD is centralized and has a sordid history of randomly freezing people's accounts. And last year, the company threatened to fine users up to $2500 to posting misinformation. After immense backlash, PayPal retracted the statement saying it was an error. The terms and conditions of PYUSD also state, PayPal can stop supporting the stablecoin at any time without informing holders. All of this has members of the cryptoverse worrying that PayPal would arbitrarily freeze or deduct PYUSD from their accounts just like the big banks are able to do. Well, don't freeze up yourself. Hit that like button and subscribe to the channel to discover more crypto. PayPal freezing accounts is not good. We want control over our funds and the right to privacy. But just for context, Tether and USDC are centralized as well. Tether is held by an international company, and USDC boasts BlackRock, Fidelity, and Coinbase among their investors. So nothing is totally safe. And while it's great PYUSD has added the trove of stablecoin options, the space really needs more decentralized stablecoins. Okay, so now I want to mention a few reasons PYUSD makes me feel bullish for crypto in general. Anytime a TradFi company gets into crypto signals wider adoption. And PayPal could be going after a completely different retail demographic for PYUSD, which would explain the slow adoption. But the coolest thing about PayPal launching a stablecoin is the ability to pay for things IRL without taking funds off the blockchain. You can already use PYUSD to pay millions of merchants through PayPal. This kind of thing has started on a small scale elsewhere, but PayPal is going to majorly increase mass adoption. I don't think we're far away from being able to pay our rent with crypto through Venmo or PayPal. And that kind of thing makes me bullish. It gives me chills up my spine. Guys, I can hear the bull market calling. Can you hear it too? And it says, Wind Moon. That's all for me. Thanks for watching Discover Crypto! Hit that like button on your way out. And we'll see you at the top.
A highlight from Wim Wenders - Anselm & Perfect Days
"Wait. Are you gaming? On a Chromebook? Yeah. It's got a high -res 120Hz display, plus this killer RGB keyboard. And I can access thousands of games anytime, anywhere. Stop playing. What? Get out of here. Huh? Yeah. I want you to stop playing and get out of here so I can game on that Chromebook. Got it. Discover the Ultimate Cloud Gaming Machine. A new kind of Chromebook. Hi, everyone, and thank you for tuning in to the 506th episode of the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast. I'm the host, Scott Feinberg, and my guest today is one of the most significant filmmakers of the last 50 years. His credits include classic narrative films like 1984's Paris, Texas, which won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d 'Or and brought him a Best Director BAFTA Award. And 1987's Wings of Desire, for which he won Cannes' Best Director Prize, as well as documentary films such as 1999's Buena Vista Social Club, 2011's Pina, and 2014's Salt of the Earth, each of which brought him Best Documentary Feature Oscar nominations. And now, at the age of 78, he is out with two new films, one a narrative, Neon's Perfect Days, the story of a Tokyo toilet cleaner, for which Koji Yakusho won the Best Actor Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and the other a 3D doc, Janice Films' Anselm, about the art of the German painter and sculptor, Anselm Kiefer. The recipient of the Berlin International Film Festival's Honorary Golden Bear in 2015 and the Telluride Film Festival's Silver Medallion Award this year, he has been described by The Guardian as one of the key figures, along with Fassbender, Herzog, and Schlondorf, of the new German cinema movement that reinvigorated West German film in the 70s, and gave the country of Marlene Dietrich, UFA, and F .W. Murnau a bona fide cinematic movement to rival the Nouvelle Vague, by The New York Times as a film visionary and a great hero of art film audiences everywhere, and by Turner Classic Movies as one of his generation's most appreciated independent filmmakers, VIM Vendors. Over the course of our conversation at the Toronto offices of Elevation Pictures, the Canadian production and distribution company, the 78 -year -old and I discussed his circuitous path to filmmaking and the challenges of forging a career as a filmmaker in Germany back when he was starting out, what led him to America for a number of years and then back to Germany, why he moves between narrative and documentary films as often as any filmmaker except perhaps Martin Scorsese, and why he is particularly committed to making 3D docs, plus much more. And so without further ado, let's go to that conversation. Mr. Vendors, thank you so much for doing this. Great to have you on the podcast. And to begin with, just for anyone who may be living under Iraq and doesn't know, can you share where you were born and raised and what your folks did for a living? So I'm Wim Vendors and I was born in Germany right after the Second World War in August 1945, in a fateful week for the Japanese people. Grew up in post -war Germany, wanted to become a painter. First studied philosophy and medicine but then really drew up the courage to go fully for painting and cocky as I was, I went to Paris thinking that's where you become a painter and instead of becoming a painter in Paris, I became a filmmaker because I discovered the Cinematheque and that you can see the entire movies of the entire world and every screening was for 25 cents, so I saw about a thousand movies in the course of a year and after that it was decided. It wasn't painting, it was movies. Right. Now just to go backwards for a moment though, you've spoken about sort of this sense of growing up in Germany after the war, there were a lot of secrets, a lot of darkness, unanswered questions and you've talked about your parents having, I guess, photos that really kind of maybe opened your mind to the world beyond where you were from. Can you talk about that? Well, when I was a little boy and I started school, the growing up world was very, very busy, reconstructing the country and looking forward to the future and it was all positive and beautiful and you realize even as a boy there's something wrong. Why isn't the past ever a subject and why does nobody look over their shoulders? And eventually you realize all that building and all that effort to rebuild the future was in order to, as fast as possible, forget about the past. And when I saw pictures from the past, also family pictures, there were all these uniforms and, I mean, my father was a doctor in the Second World War and as soon as he finished his studies, they threw him to the front and he was a surgeon and for four years he didn't do anything but put people back together.
Dan Bongino: Liberals Are Evil, Literally Wanting to See You in Pain
"If investigation again you're a lefty listen to the show which means you're probably a lunatic understand like nobody takes you seriously we know what you are we know exactly what you we're are gonna call you what you are we're not afraid of you nobody's scared matter of fact the more you dig in like a tick the more we fight back and rebel there's nothing you're gonna do to stop us from calling out what you actually are police state tyrants says what you are I know it's hard I know you wake up in the morning you want to believe you're a good person you're a soccer coach and or a mom dad you're not you're not a good person you're an awful person matter of fact you're an evil person if you support what happens I mean that in the actual sense of the word evil that's what you are I know that's troubling look in the mirror and have to settle and reconcile the fact that you're a piece of garbage but you are you are you're a piece of garbage you understand that if you support weaponizing political entities and law enforcement entities to attack your political opponents ruin their lives bankrupt them and put them in jail while your people burn down courthouses beat the snot out of people set buildings on fire kill people with five kids oscar stewart while burning people down in a blm riot and that's all excusable as a almost peaceful protest or mostly peaceful whatever you call them you're an evil person understand that the e -word that's exactly what you are when you comic read books as a kid and there was always some comically bad awful bad guy that did terrible things and hopefully learned the lesson of the of the skeletal or tight that's you i'm not our side is you know we don't have centers we do we're all sinners my faith teaches me that it's a battle we fight every day but very few people i met are genuinely evil yet it's insane you run into liberals all over place the on social media and elsewhere they are genuinely evil they want to see
A highlight from Get Paid Satoshis to Listen
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It's all possible with a new podcast app called fountain FM We're joined by co -founder Nick Molster today to share more about how you can start earning satoshis right now It's episode number 695 of the bad crypto podcast Hello our friends from all over the world, this is a bad crypto podcast and welcome I don't know if I am talking like this, but perhaps it is just something deep within me that wants to talk Hello Travis Rice. How are you? Are you German today? Now? Perhaps I am you You're my coming friend you will download the fountain up. Yeah Yeah, follow some head very nice So I'm really excited to for people so they're getting paid for listening to us. Take a poop Yeah, pretty much. So when while they're in the bathroom if you're in the bathroom and you're using the fountain app To hear us take a poop you get paid Satoshi. That's pretty it's kind of weird Joel Well, we have yet to poop on the podcast it's not a poo cast. Oh, it's not a poo cast. It's a podcast Yeah, so They get paid Satoshi's to listen to us on the podcast. Mm -hmm. That's the thing yeah, so a member of our community pointed this app out to me a number of months ago and Finally got in touch with one of the founders there at fountain and you know what? This is cool stuff Thank you guys you're really gonna enjoy it listen in and find out how you can get paid to listen in And we have with us today, mr. Nick Molster, he's the co -founder of Fountain it's fountain FM this is a podcast app that is powered by the Bitcoin lightning network designed to connect creators With a community of listeners so that they can discover share and support their greatest work. Also You get paid in Satoshi's for listening to Podcasts for sharing clips for sending comments and guess what podcast is now on there. Hmm. Yes, sir. Lord Travis You're not guessing um the pumps I don't know Probably is hey Nick. Welcome to the bad crypto podcast. Oh Hey guys Thanks. Have me on. Yeah. Thanks for joining us. Do I detect Ozzy there? You know, I get that quite a lot I'm actually from London, yeah, but maybe there's an Aussie twang I've never actually been to Australia. So, you know, I'm I'm horrible with Queen's accents I am like I and I always get them wrong always. I don't care if you're you know, wherever you're from I mess them up. I Need so why don't you just next time just go? Oh, I was gonna say Aussie, but let me instead. Yes your English Yes, or maybe next time I'll just say where you're from and You know we had We've distributed the bad crypto podcast through many channels over the years and one of our Members one of our listeners told me about fountain several months ago and At the time I was distracted and there wasn't some, you know I didn't want to look at anything new and I finally, you know Got an email from you or one of your team and I took a look at it and I'm like, alright This is actually pretty cool. So why don't you give us really quickly? Reader's Digest version of your background and then how you Decided hey, I want to build this app. Yeah, sure So so my name is Nick and I co -founded fountain two years ago back in 2021 Before that I was in marketing and advertising I worked at Adidas Nike a few big companies and It was in lockdown where me and a good old friend of mine called Oscar who I've known from school We were both just like we want to do something. We want to do something new we think we want to do something in podcasting like let's just meet up and kind of chat through a few different ideas and So we were putting together this idea for a podcast app where you could share clips with your friends and We built a really early prototype and It was around that time where we were just listening in on what was happening within podcasting 2 .0 so podcasting 2 .0 is a Movement, I guess spearheaded by Adam Curry who's the guy who basically invented podcasts back in the sort of mid 2000s Exactly. MTV VJ Yeah so he was a guy who helped put podcasts in the iPod and You know like podcasting hasn't really changed a lot in 15 years It's basically the same today as it was back then, you know, you publish content to an RSS feed you've got a bunch of different content apps that pull that in and you can listen to podcasts and He was setting out on a mission around about 2020 -21 To look at how can we actually decentralize podcasting because here's one of his famous shows No Agenda You know, it's a show about media politics news sort of deconstruction it's always at risk of being deep platformed and taken down by Apple because if Apple don't agree with Something that Adam or his co -host John have said they can just be like, well fuck you Adam. We're gonna take this down. Sorry guys and That's a real problem for creators particularly, you know, particularly in this modern day you see it all the time So he sets out to create a decentralized index of podcasts because what happened is when Apple set up podcasts all the other podcast apps started using their centralized library of podcasts and putting them into their apps Which is great because it allowed like tons of you know, smaller independent podcast apps like overcast to you know Build the software get their app out really quickly because they could just ingest all the content from Apple But the problem is is if Apple takes content down it means it disappears and all the other apps as well I was just curious is that is that how is that what funds the fuels of a chartable? Calm and all that data because it's been notoriously difficult to get actual Analytics and good information from your podcast, right? I think the analytics are getting a little better But it's like that's that's the one way that we look at as we look at chartable to see Oh, where are we at our and overall downloads or what is what is this thing? And so you're saying is they're just basically pulling that data from from Apple and whatever Apple says goes Yeah, exactly And it kind of brings me on nicely to the next point which is the podcasting ecosystem is so fragmented You know, you have hundreds of thousands of different podcast hosting services You have hundreds of thousands of different podcast apps None of these services and platforms are able to talk to each other in the same language and understand each other Which is partly why? Podcasting has been so held back over the years and if you look at something like YouTube, which doesn't use RSS You know, they can do whatever they want.
A highlight from The Made-up Disease of Syndrome K
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A highlight from S13 E01: Horror Genre Journey: Writer, Lecturer, Producer, Novella
"Hello, welcome to The Elone Show. I'm your host, John Mayelone. In this episode, don't have any regulars, because reasons, as always. As for our guest, she is from Auburn, New York. She's a writer, lecturer, and producer in the horror genre. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Mo Mashery. Thank you. Thank you. You're welcome. Yeah, happy to be here. Yeah. So, how's life? It's good. I'm actually about 20, 22 days post -recovery from having emergency appendectomy surgery. Oh, I love that. Yeah, so exciting. Exciting times, never a dull moment. Oh yes, indeed. Have you been up too much recently? No, just kind of still writing. Just came back fresh from StokerCon, which is basically the Oscars for horror writers. And that was my first one. So it's pre -publication date. The publication date for my book is July 5th. So we're gearing up to just promote that. And then I'll have two books coming out in 2024. So it was really about just making connections and meeting people, meeting my horror book heroes. So it was a lot of fun. Oh, very good. How long have you been an author for? Published author for the last three years. I've been writing short stories for myself and circulars and for speaking engagements for about 10 years. So it's nice to be on the other side of other people enjoying my work as opposed to just myself and a group of like 30 people. So that's been pretty good. Nice. Very good. So what brought you to become a lecturer at some point? So I am a behavioral science major, so I am a cognitive behavioral therapist. So I mostly work with PTSD in women. So when I can marry mental health and the horror genre, it's a real, real pleasure for me. So mostly what I lecture on is the trauma featured in horror cinema, mostly women's trauma in horror cinema. So I've been very, very lucky to do that with Prairie View, Texas, and I'm here in the States. I've been able to do that with University of Sheffield in the UK. And for Final Girls Film Fest in Berlin. So I've been kind of all over the map with with sharing that. And that's been it's one of my absolute favorite things to do because I love to talk horror cinema. I love to talk how horror actually can help heal us and our anxieties through the world and actually help our mental and emotional health. And really just to kind of be archival with it. I love horror from a very young age and from from very, very early on, from 40s, 50s horror to now. Any time I can talk about that as well is always a good time. So I always choose lecturing on that aspect.
"oscars" Discussed on Cinemavino
"San Marino. My name is Todd Waffen. This will be a special mini solo podcast talking about the Oscars kind of wrapping everything up. I was pretty pleased with last night's Oscars. I'm kind of pleased with the awards that won. The academy doesn't always get it right. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they aim for a topical movie that's not necessarily the best. Sometimes they give it to the more daring and avant garde movie. And sometimes they just miss the ball completely. This time they had a chance to do both at once by giving it to everything ever all at once. It was the most innovative movie of the year. It was the best movie of the year. And they get to celebrate diversity by awarding it to the Asian cast and filmmakers behind it. They had a chance to do both things at one time and they did that. So that was pleasing to see. There were other worthy films that could have won. But this one was clear in a way the best film of this last year. Every year that I'm watching these Academy Awards, it feels more and more obvious that there's too many best picture nominees. It's a crowded field with ten, I kind of understand why they did it to drum up more interest. And that's how back in the day they gave more films and nominations. But I liked it better with just 5 nominees. It made it a tighter field more competitive. You end up with ten nominations like this. You get stuff that's not necessarily supposed to be nominated and in another year would never be nominated like top that maverick or avatar, those kind of movies get in there and they round out the field. It's like, you know, they're not going to win at least I really hope they wouldn't win this year. And they're there. They're just taking up space. So I wish that they would go back to, if not 5 nominees, then maybe like 7 or 8 nominees. Make it a smaller field of movies. Just to make it a little more competitive, you make it a little more, I don't know, get all the worthy films in one place. As for the acting awards, I pretty much saw it all the way around. The only prediction I missed was Angela Bassett. I thought she would win for best supporting actors. But instead, Jamie Lee Curtis won for everything everywhere all at once. She was great in that movie. All the actors in that movie, it's underrated.
"oscars" Discussed on Today, Explained
"I watched free road once a year just to like get back in that space. It's so fire yourself up for the next baby. All right, so that one. Okay. My colleague Travis is saying speaking of blockbusters being snubbed or robbed. ET was robbed. Yes, got beat by Gandhi. That's a big one. Well, that was the thing with Spielberg too for a while as he kept getting these best picture nominations for Raiders of the Lost Ark and jaws and ET and he kept getting beat for best picture by oh my God. By this other movies, can I make can I make a bowl statement right here? Make it. Steven Spielberg is to the Oscars what Beyoncé is to the Grammys. I've had this conversation with others. I want to have it with them too. Shout out shout out to my friend Katie rich at Vanity Fair because we have this conversation that like Steven Spielberg is weirdly underrated at the Oscars for a guy who has two best director awards. He's strangely he's snubbed way more often than he's awarded and he's definitely delivered enough fantastic movies that he should be more honored than he is. This is a lovely way to end the conversation. All conversations. To Beyoncé, yes. Joe, thank you for this chat. All right. Please come back again soon and talk to the movies with me. This was delightful. Yes, absolutely. Thank you, Sam. Thanks again to Joe Reid. You can read Joe's cheat sheet on how to gossip at this year's Oscars. Over at vulture. While you're there, also check out the winners of vultures first ever stunt awards. There's no Oscar for best stunts. So vulture had to do it.
"oscars" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Stars, right? They sort of free flow. Meryl Streep was doing TV. Mary seems to on TV. Nicole Kidman apparently only signs on for television shows anymore. She's just like and every show, the wig has to be bigger. That's true. That's true. But I think so because of that, then, that itch that people used to get scratched by going to a movie for a movie for adults in a way that doesn't sound porny, right? Yeah. And they get that itch scratched now by watching the last of us, or mad men was a decade ago, but yeah, like that kind of thing. And they've almost sort of been trained out of seeing an adult drama at the movie theater, the thing they can't see at home, at least first run, is the marvel movies, right? And the Top Gun: Maverick. And so that's why those are the movies that are the big crowds. All right, one more quick break, more with Joe Reid in just a bit. If I were to be mad at somebody for this conundrum. Blockbuster Oscar conundrum. Right. Should I be mad at Netflix and streaming? Should I be mad at the viewing public or should I be mad at Oscar voters? I'll go back and I'll pick out a certain academy president and we'll have you direct your anger to them. Not Cheryl blue and Isaac, because she tried. She tried hard job she tried. That woman said dick poop on a nomination morning one day and rolled with that punch and forever. Wait, really? Yes, oh my God. YouTube video of this? The 100% is. For achievement in cinematography, the nominees are Emmanuel lubezki for Birdman or the unexpected virtue of ignorance, Robert yeoman, for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Luke has y'all and reshard Len joschi for Ida. Dick poop, dick Pope. For mister Turner. And she was standing right next to Chris Pine in front of God and everybody, and she said it, and she flinched for half a second, and then she moved back on and she was an icon for that one. Also, if there's anyone to be sending next to in a moment of crisis like that, it's Chris Pine. Oh, and Christmas. I know sold the hell out of that. Like his face didn't move. He was a pro. That man can be a statue when he needs to be as in the entire pressure run of. Don't worry, darling. Exactly. Exactly. I digress. All right, so then if we don't really get to blame anybody for this conundrum, should I even see it as a problem? Is it bad that the Oscars have a blockbuster problem? Does it matter? I tend to not think so because I don't have to care about TV ratings. That's not my job. You know what I mean? I am here to I am somebody who sort of became a fan of the Oscars Oscars were very big with me growing up, partly because they introduced me to movies that I didn't really always hear about before, right? So I've always appreciated that aspect of the Oscars that they did kind of point me past the bigger blockbuster movies. I think that's one of the things that they are very helpful for. I think the part where it becomes a problem is when you get the idea that this is keeping people from watching the Oscars and sort of making the Oscars obsolete. And I think the solution to this and this is, I don't know if this is a thing that's going to happen or perhaps not happening anytime soon is let the Oscars let that contract with ABC expire let the Oscars air on Netflix or some streaming platform where they don't have to worry about ratings. Everybody kind of loved that Screen Actors Guild Awards the other night because they were on YouTube. They didn't have to cut anybody's speeches short. They didn't have to air any commercials. They kind of were on their own vibe and did their own thing. And they were really fun. And I'm hoping that there is a universe where everybody just sort of accepts the fact that the Oscars are the Oscars. And people who love them are going to keep watching them, and you don't necessarily have to chase people who liked the flash running through the speed force or whatever with those special little hand holding kind of moments, I think. Yeah. Well, I also think that the moral of the story of media right now is just like monoculture is gone, go niche. Yeah. And it's going to be impossible to make a show, an award situation, anything that appeals to fans of marvel films and fans of art house. And you can't do it. So it's like just pick a lane, you know? Pick a lane. And I think it's sorry. Well, I was going to say. The kind of movie that comes close to bring it back around is everything everywhere all at once. They have that kind of there's that comic book he appealed to it. It's not based on a comic book, but it has that kind of appeal to it. It feels very comic book. Multiverses, but it also has that artistic flair to it, and that emotional core to it with that family story. And I think sometimes that is what the Oscars will celebrate is when. And then it also made a ton of money as the other thing. Everything everywhere at once was a big hit. And so the Oscars then will celebrate, I think, when art and commerce kind of come together successfully in a movie like that. And I'm fine with that. I'm fine with that being like, you can be a blockbuster, but you also have to have an artistic streak in you, or else the Oscars aren't going to go for it. And I'm happy with that. Yeah. I feel like we'd be remiss in this conversation to not talk about the time the Oscars tried to solve their blockbuster problem. They wanted to try an award for, quote, outstanding achievement in popular film. Yeah. What the heck? Was that all about and did it work? I think it was about that kind of desperation to be able to put marvel fans into the audience of the Oscars, because that's the biggest slice of the movie going audience at this point. And I think they really wanted that. And I think it just came across as pandering anybody who was a fan of the Oscars didn't like this idea that now they were going to hand a an Academy Award, the same as all the other ones to something that was just called a popular movie, how are we defining popular as popular a genre is there a minimum level of box office? What did that even mean? And it just felt very obviously pandering. So there was pushback against it and I think rightly so. In your opinion, what has been the greatest blockbuster best picture snub of all time. And this can be a snub for not being nominated or also a snub for being up for best picture and then not getting that. I really liked spotlight, but it beat Mad Max: Fury Road. Which one was spotlight? Spotlight was the one about the reporters at The Boston Globe who uncovered the trip. They tell you, as a former reporter, we don't need no more damn movies about reporters. We get how it works. You call a bunch of people and then you write the story. You call up on people and then you write the story off the record? Off the record, yeah. Mad Max free road was one of the best action films of all time. That's the thing. That's the thing. And that was the movie of that year. When you look at what was the movie you remember when you look back at 2015, it was Mad Max cherry road.
"oscars" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Made three. 18 endings, right? Exactly. God, that movie. Yes, sir. $10 million for every ending of that movie. So it really added up by the end there. And so yes, so since then, you've had some blockbuster. Again, big action blockbusters that meet a ton of money. The first avatar in 2009, right? Mad Max fury wrote Black Panther, the first Black Panther. All best picture nominees, but they don't win. They lose out to smaller movies. And you see it's a polarization thing almost, right? The academy as an organization feels this pressure. They don't want to be obsolete. They don't want to be seen as obsolete and out of touch. I think they still want to be seen as, I don't think they mind when they're called snobby. I think there is something about the idea they want to be. I want them to be snobs. I think that's why we have the Oscars. Otherwise, we just have a very, very long People's Choice Awards. Their taste should be better than my taste. Right, it should be and I think part of the reason why we celebrate when our faves win the Oscar is they've grabbed a little bit of the attention and the respect from this often fusty old organization and you've made them pay attention to you in a little bit. So that's the satisfaction of the Oscars. But I also think, especially when they talk about TV ratings, they want, they don't want to get too far away from the kinds of at least having some movies on the best picture lineup that will draw people in. The common sort of wisdom has been for the longest time. I think since those Titanic Oscars that the highest rated Oscar ceremonies are the ones where the box office totals of the best picture nominees are higher. And that is a thing that was true, I think, for a time, it isn't necessarily true, maybe anymore, or at least not as true as it used to be. I think this year will be a very interesting case. Well, it's interesting because it's like, you know, we talk about how blockbusters don't get enough love from the Oscars in the last several years, but it turns out this year they nominate Top Gun: Maverick, which made more money than God. Yeah. It seems as if they kind of get it or at least they're trying to speak to the problem. Yeah, I think the thing is when there is a movie that makes that kind of money that also gets sort of a minimum level critical support. I think they are very resistant and I think with probably good reason to nominating just any old movie just because it's number one at the box office. They don't nominate a Transformers. They don't nominate most of the marvel movies because I think there is a significant snobbery against them. I think the Black Panther movies have been particularly sort of artistically appreciated in a way that and culturally appreciated and sort of have that extra X Factor to them that the Oscars have responded to them. But in general, there was that big push last year to get Spider-Man: No Way Home nominated. And I kind of knew it was like, they're not going to do that. That's sort of out of their genre a little bit. I don't know if I would want them to. I like that movie a lot, but I don't know if I would want them to. And so you get instead of movie like dune, which was the only best picture nominee last year to make significant amounts of money, but it also had like Denis Villeneuve is a very artistic filmmaker. And he's a very sort of critically embraced filmmaker. So you get that as your blockbuster representative a little bit. This here with Top Gun, though. I think it's interesting because we have evidence of how Top Gun did the first time around at the Oscars. Both financially and one best song for take my breath away. But it wasn't nominated for best picture that year. And it's interesting. So now this year it is, but the ratings for the Oscars for the 86 ceremony are going to end up being like double what the ratings end up being for this year's Oscars. So but there's like a whole other wrench in that whole thing because like TV radians across the board as everyone goes to streaming. So it's really even hard to have that conversation. But I think sometimes you'll get people who want to blame the movies for the reason that the ratings are down rather than the thing that you just said, which is that this has been a trend that's been going on for decades. There doesn't seem to be anything you can do to reverse it last year. There were, I think the Oscars got a little sweaty last year, but some of those fan favorite moments and best blockbuster award and whatever. And that ended up, again, 16 million people watched the Oscars, which is more people than watch most things these days, but it's still like it's half the amount of what those ratings were like in the
"oscars" Discussed on The Book Review
"Guy. I would a 100% have mentioned any of Mark Harris books. Pictures at a revolution, the Mike Nichols book. He also wrote a book called 5 came back, which is about a bunch of famous Hollywood directors who went essentially to film World War II. Deep cut on Mark Harris. That was quite good. Easy riders raging bulls, of course, by Peter, which documents with a lot of gossip, the period between the late 60s and early 80s when new Hollywood, the movie brats took over. Also by an insider turned observer, which is interesting. A lot of great stories in there. Are they all a 100% true? A lot of great stories. William Goldman, who is a novelist, or who was a novice. He was a screenwriter. He wrote the books. The princess bride. And marathon man, he also wrote the screenplay for those movies, but he wrote the screenplays for all the president's men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid. He wrote a book called adventures in the screen trade, which is, I think, one of the probably one of the best books about screenwriting ever. It's wonderful. He's wonderful. You might also know Alexandra because you care about the theater. He wrote a book called the season. Oh, I read the season. Yeah, that was a tough read. Just sort of constitutionally, I feel like obligated to read the season if you cover theater who are broadly in any way. Yeah, I found that a very, very difficult to read. Just a couple more. I love conversation books. These are sort of like two directors or two famous people talking about movies. The most famous one, of course, is Hitchcock truffaut, which is a conversation between the French new wave upstart and the master of suspense, but then there is one called conversations with wilder. And this is Cameron Crowe wow, full book length conversation with Billy Wilder, who he sort of sees himself taking after. So Cameron Crowe writer director Jerry Maguire and almost famous talking to a guy behind some like it hot, the apartment, sunset boulevard, just big shoes. Big shoes. Some of the greats. Yeah, yeah. And then one finally one more obscure one, which is called the conversations. So this is the author Michael and dace, interviewing Walter murch. Walter murch is the film and sound editor who worked on the conversation. He worked on all of The Godfather movies. He worked on Apocalypse Now, and he worked on the English patient, which is where the two met Michael dacia wrote the English patient Walter murch was working on the sound and editing for the film adaptation of the English patient. Bringing us back full circle to Harvey Weinstein. This is a 1000% not where I want to end this conversation. So I'd love to hear just one final thought on ratings aside, never going to be able to guess or predict or what have you, where do you hope the Oscars continues to go? Well, interestingly, Bruce Davis, the author of the academy and the award, predicts, or envisions, says he could see them becoming something like the national book awards, which I thought was an amazing observation because you have attended the national book awards. Yeah, the Oscars for books. Exactly. Well, maybe now the Oscars will be the national book awards for movies. But I like that. I mean, I thought it was interesting. He's indicating that people still care enough to delineate the profession of movie making the work that goes into it, the artistry, all of that. I mean, it's funny what a mess off the Oscars have been. The commercial and the commerce and the art mingling and clashing is amazing to think about. And maybe the Oscars will become more about less about commerce more about art. I don't know. 'cause the national book awards aren't about what sells the most. It's not about the bestseller list, increasingly. I'm actually not going to be watching the Oscars this year for the first time. Because it's not your job anymore. Well, it's not my job anymore. That is true. But even if it wasn't, I would still watch it because the Oscars have spent so much to me for most of my life. I'm going to be on vacation. Many hours ahead. And I'm not watching this at two in the morning. Well, I'll tell you one reason why when you asked before, why do we watch it or whatever? I think one reason I'll tune in is it's the possibility of live television. Schulman wrote about the moment in 2017 when they named La La Land best picture and then they realized it was moonlight and then last year the slap that the infamous lap heard round the world. I mean, I think people want to see these sort of high stakes dramatic moments. So that's one reason to watch. It's entertaining. India's television. Sunday March 12th marks the 95th Academy Awards ceremony. And just in time, our staff critic, Alexandra Jacobs, has reviewed two big books about the Oscars. The first, Oscar war is a history of Hollywood and gold sweat and tears, is by The New Yorker writer Michael schulman, the second, the academy in the award is by Bruce Davis, a former bigwig at the academy. I love the word bigwig. I'm so happy we got big wigs. Yeah, exactly. Not as bad as honchos, not good. Big wigs good. If we're ranking, is it big wig, poop a hot show? Yeah, big wig is number one. Well, Alexandra, I feel like the orchestra is about to play a song. So let's call it here. Thank you so much for being on this week. Thanks for having me. That was my conversation with New York Times staff critic, Alexandra Jacobs. I'm Gilbert Cruz, editor of the times book review, thank you for listening.
"oscars" Discussed on The Big Picture
"This is the big picture, a conversation show about the real Oscars. That's right, after a one year hiatus, the alternative Oscars are back, and that means Wesley Morris is back from The New York Times high Wesley. Hi. How are you? I'm pretty good. It's nice to be back. Amanda, you know, it's great to see you. I mean, I've seen you, I've seen Sean more than I've seen Amanda. That's true. It's an extra treat. It's always nice to see you as well, Wesley. You're coming to us live from New York. We're here in Los Angeles. Coastal elites that we are. We really are in control of awards season here in a big way. Are we? I do not feel in charge at all. It's a different conversation. I want to talk a little bit about what's going to be happening over the next couple of weeks, but really more importantly, like the meat of this episode is where we give out the awards that we believe should happen. And frankly, I have put together quite a few nominees here. You've added some Wesley I don't even know if you've looked at our list, but you're going to help us. Because I actually like to just, I'm a guest. I'm just going to follow your lead. I will interject where necessary. I've seen what y'all did and we can talk about it, but I want to say it was mostly Sean. But he also does this where he hogs the spreadsheet, you know, or the document, and so by the time you get into the document, everything's filled, everything's taken care of. There's not really a lot of room. And one of the things I've learned working with Sean, these many years is the way to maintain the relationship is to not delete anything, you know? That's when that's when things get dicey. So it's mostly Sean. But we can talk about it. Thoroughness is a sin, call me bezel bub. That's all I can say. Let's talk a little bit about the PGA's first, okay? So neither of us saw this Amanda, Wesley you didn't see it either. Despite the fact that I'm a voter in the producers guild of America and I'm happy to talk about that a little bit here. They did give out a best film award in that film, of course, went to everything everywhere all at once, which is just absolutely dominating right now. That wasn't a huge surprise to me. Were you surprised by that result? I was a little bit. I thought if anything else was going to break through, it would be at the PGAs, which tends to be slightly more
"oscars" Discussed on Ready to Be Petty
"Wow this is going to be so cool and then like just took a turn for the terrible. Don't know how in the year in two months now that this pandemic has has been happening. How we haven't figured out like zoom mean in like i. I don't watch any talk shows anymore. I don't watch any word shows. Like the zoom. It's just horrendous. It's like someone sitting in their living room. Our hotel room. There's randoms next to them. That are like they're supposed family. Or whatever okay what you would think is that we're so tired of seeing people on zoom screens in that. Were so desperate for them to be back. In person. in a group you would think that but the oscars proved that incorrect. Because while i'll give you some other things first before i get into the actual ceremony or i'm going to quiz you on some movie knowledge because i'm a big movie person same. Do you know who. Steven soderbergh steven soderbergh. He's the was the producer of this year's oscars. He's a famous director. I picked the movies. I picked four movies that you would potentially know from the movie seized directed. I feel like i'm kiki palmer to this on the movie here in the movies directed that you might now. Do you know erin brockovich. Yes okay great. Do know the ocean's eleven twelve thirteen movies directed us. Do you know the movie contagion. Yes but it's like don't from this year. He had directed that and tori. Do you know the movie magic mike. This is what we're working with. Steven soderbergh directed these movies. He's directed so much range. Range ranges is pretty great. He most recently directed a movie where meryl streep was like a writer on a cruise ship. This was the movie is meryl streep's on a cruise ship anyway. It's been pretty wild..
"oscars" Discussed on The Nix
"Two different shows figured out how to make it happen problem to have characters people care. They did a good job combining them. But i think to some people that are don't underst- especially in the first couple of so. You might not understand that. These events are happening happenings but simultaneously. They are not onto different. Yeah so also where things where scenes are happening was a little confusing to me. We'll talk about this morris because the lands don't really look all that different at giant city and the others a palace and so. Yeah you're right. They look exactly the same iceland You know whatever. Spanish likes sand snakes. Land all right. Should we do sell what you did there. Sure i watched sound metal. Finally the resume. Ed starring movie that got a bunch of oscar. Nominations and eventually won a couple. I think for sound design and editing darius margaret is the director of this. He's the first director. This movies. Fucking great. I really wanted to watch it. At some point resort is just amazing. Also super hot And it is about. I didn't know that it was basically about you know this drummer guy. That basically is hearing and has to deal with sort of integrating into a deaf community but also. He's an addict so he's integrating into a halfway house. That's focusing on death people with addiction issues and it is a lot yeah. It is super intense. Racism ed's performance is crazy. Good i talked about for jenny. Saunders listening we love you. Jenny may will get john and talk about this stuff at some point. She is an interpreter for deaf. People in kind of various jobs like everything government to like amazon. Whatever i i was really curious about how this movie sort of ties together. Deafness which from that community is not perceived as a handicap is very much a point of pride in the deaf community. it's not a handicap. Oh yeah addiction. Treated in twelve step programs as a disease and so this sort of mantra the movie totally recog- reconciles like thematically about this guy basically becomes death suddenly rather than being a native sign language speaker. So there's a lot of like stuff that i don't even know how to reconcile in my head but it made me think a lot anything. The movie wants you to think and it's also amazingly sort of empathetic about sort of you know just like seeing sub communities within communities and sort of feeling how that gets recognized and now those people deal things for movie called sounded metal..
"oscars" Discussed on The Nix
"Young young were friends. I did not care for brad. Pitt's hair tara. Did not care and the mustache. Either do it or get bigger. But i can close. My eyes listened to you. Talk all day long so i'm with you young on the you. Don't put your arm through brad pitt. But if it had been a regular year and there had been an orchestra to play her off we might not have gotten her strange meandering. I'm just luckier than you are. But also very sweet about her whole experience as an immigrant and a korean actor and doing everything for years and then i had to work because my the needed me. She was amazing and we might not have gotten through. That's a really good point. If we'd had the and it you know considering this fuck shit terrible year tell us how you really. This was you know. I don't want to work back. But i appreciate that we had the oscars and i appreciate that. They tried something new. It was a swing quinine go through. I don't soderbergh. You can fuck fuck up but they tried them. All right glenn close. i'm undecided. I the debate like i. I kind of had a moment. Like she know. That depends. Like i definitely felt for it for fell for it and but then once i realize no probably. I still enjoyed her performance. That was a nice moment of like old school oscar. Stupid love for me. I was like oh that sort of worked so waste. A camera looked at the table. And there was daniel and glenn close to get this happened. Organically what you this all. I thought all night was bit because they add them together the whole night so i knew there was a bit coming. I think her delight in the bit was the thing that that works for me. So she's she's merely trying to finally get an oscar. That's all she wants. She really never want to help it happen. She's never one. Oh she deserves one. She's a great. She doesn't doesn't well because she's a legend. She deserves when she's not a good actor. She's no rain or disagree. She has no rain chart. Disarming is how she's gonna get her. I got you juliana julianne moore. I'll get you on glenn. Bring you to act. Julianne moore to agree with me. That she's boring. I will get you on glenn. Close all right okay. It is what it is april. Twenty six twenty twenty one. I will make it happen someday. People mark my words. There's too much good work already done. So i just don't know how that's gonna happen right. Felker miller soldier. We've finished the series. I had thoughts. I was furiously texting. Fanny she's like. Wow you're really thought about as marvel show So we're going to go full spoilers. We're going to talk about our final rating for the series I what i saw was a show that was going to be a buddy cop show about two people that of hate each other and then they slowly become friends in at the last couple of scenes..
"oscars" Discussed on The Nix
"I got it. But i just. I don't think it's i think it's purely spielberg issue. I do not understand has to just be his ego. anyone would say sure. Let's spielberg tastes. Take westside story stupid. It's ridiculous i am not about it very strange. Also my octopus teacher superman i. That movie was fine. I enjoyed it all of those other movies. I just i really loved crip camp. That was when i was rooting for everything that collective was supposed to be amazing Time was supposed to be amazing. These movies are actually tackling real things and yet maisy with us on that. I know i just even. Layla seen none of them. Didn't know anything about my octopus teacher. And they just kind of looked at me and we're looking to me like you are my pop culture oscars guru explained to me. What just happened. And i was like what just happened is fucking nonsense. Get the like south. African like director producer. People who are like we don't really like why did we win but also like maybe we have ancestors that are like nazis. Sorry i shouldn't make us is like we're gonna take our oscar and go. It was super weird. Tyler perry getting a crazy big humanitarian award. This is a tricky one. I i i get that. He's done a lot of great stuff especially for like black filmmakers and the atlanta sort of black sort of film community. he's optics and his intent are great. I did not like his kind of middle of the road..
"oscars" Discussed on The Nix
"Welcome to the knicks where we talk about pop culture until we can't stand it anymore and we mix it. I'm fanny darling. And just in her tongue as always a quick warning. There might be spoilers for anything. We talk about on this podcast but we will do our best to let you know that they're coming this episode. We've got thoughts on that strange. Strange oscar show plus a review of shadow and bone and the falcon falcon and the winter soldier. Finale plus we know who thinks too but now just rights these jokes and is making me say too but but it's not as embarrassing as the obviously scripted. Glenn close reference. I am making anyway. Can you tell us who wrote it without cheating. Justin can all right as always is plea to rate and review us on apple podcast app. Pod chaser pod beans stitcher and cass box. Or wherever you find your podcast please do it. It will help us get seen by somebody. And maybe not have to make the rest francis we going straight into the oscars justice think we might as well right. Ninety third oscars. The oscars are more than middle aged. Which i believe is the actual age of at least one of dave's parents so hundred oscars for crazies. That must have been started when they were babies. Yes that's works your a baby when you are born. Why should we talk about good stuff. I just to be a little more positive fairway. Why don't you covered the good stuff that you liked. And then all good stuff that i liked okay The best moment was obviously. I stopped because it's minority the best movie and got pretty much ignored. was Young union joan thank you. She won this best supporting actress for playing the grandmother and monari and the executive producer. One gentleman who may have heard of. I think his name is brad pitt Gave the award and she caught up on stage and proceeded to make the most adorable speech in the world. And make is at brad pitt. Being tired quite charming khloe zhao. Aweso just being ridiculously charming and quirky for winning the only the second woman who ever win the best. A best director. Oscar frances mcdormand in her wonderful weird shapeless dresses in her wonder for weird shapeless hair just being strange strange woman..
"oscars" Discussed on Why Watch That Radio
"Actor in a leading role. Anthony hopkins in the father. Rihts op ed. In sound of metal. Mr chadwick boseman for my rainey's black bottom. Gary oldman for manque and stephen for minority winner. Anthony hopkins five blow. Now let me tell you something. Let me tell you. Something which anthony hopkins performance. In low-pay there has never been a better performance now. This doesn't mean it is the greatest performance there. There's never been. You can't do it better. You can't just look at what they showed during the ceremony. Just look at that one. Just look at it. Now tablet boseman. We miss him. We love him the honor but if this is about performances it is anthony hopkins wiz in sound of metal. You saw the clip. Didn't you with paul rachi sitting there. I'm just saying take a look at the work steven. Yeun minority deservedly nominated here. You saw him with his little son. That was a cute little clip. They gave us. Gary oldman frank. Is gary oldman. This just like when you say francis mcdormand. Hey eastern expect anything. Yeah l. Before you think about this category you must see the father. That's all i gotta say. I think that's good advice of the biggest thing here is that chadwick was sweeping. He was there. There was a an even sweep and both saw the father last year at different times you sing it at the festival and i saw it before it Way before it was released even into the theaters. And the thing is you can't see the father or it didn't have a lot of time in homes if it is even in homes now. I'm not jeers. It is okay but but like twenty hours as far as chat goes. I wouldn't have bad with either meaning meaning. Because i don't watch the father like you know everybody's that kind of thing if it had been chadwick. What i know is is is that was to me. I did not see you. The five. The defy defy defy bloods again. Haven't seen yet. But i really enjoyed chadwick's performance and thought it was it. Rivaled these other actors. But i have to say i agree that anthony i have never seen. I have never seen a performance. That has taken me on such unemotional. Ride without telling me to be emotional. Yes without without making me cry because you know. He's so beside himself. That i can't it was just like it's still lives with me. I still close my eyes. I still have to figure out. Is this real the emotional journey. That that actor that anthony hopkins and i will leave it alone after. This is shakespearean. Yes because he really had to go through the full i mean. I'm talking about the full arsenal shakespeare. The tragedy the comedy the cutting the anger jealousy like had everything and a master was wielding all of that yes at at and it just ordering it was a soaring performance and just because you said the five bloods with chadwick. What came to my mind when you said that. Refuse this chadwick. Boseman at a young age was a man on the screen. Now his some of his contemporaries haven't gotten there yet. Yeah i will say that but when you see the five bloods you will understand what i mean. He's not on the screen a lot. It would be a supporting role for him there. He was a man at a young age. Yeah just to me. Chadwick's i'm not. I am saying it. Yes partially because he's no longer with us but i really enjoyed his work. And i thought this was a worthy worthy not to him and as well. I'm very very happy for anthony hopkins because that was a riveting performance. Now we've got to go to the best picture. Here yes go. We've got no midlands. We've got the father judas and the black messiah make monari promising young woman sound of metal trial of the chicago seven. All of these are indie movie. All of either. So that's what we're saying that this different this year and wouldn't it be so appropriate to have the quintessential indie movie to take it home. And of course that must mean no midland takes it for this year again. There is a lot of up and down with this throughout the award season. But chloe and her team along with francis take the big award. You know how. I feel about nomad land. It did what i said. Exactly it was going to do and Of all of these for me. I i i have to say. The father was an exceptional experience for me. I do to the black guy. I had such a good time. You know just rooting for that. But it ev- really want to be honest and say that the movie that is sticking with me even as i'm breathing right now. No other movie has been able to do that this year. Or in that twenty twenty season the way the father has done it i will never see dementia the same weight again to me. That was the best picture saria. Yeah followed these nominees. They're five of them. That i would think about Number five colleges do it that way would probably be monari number four would be judas black messiah number three would be no man's land for me number two would be sound of metal and number one would be the father Like you said with the father it is. It's an experience for everyone regardless of your relationship with dementia. It educates without educating It recalls if you ve been anything like this ever calls those things in a way that if knew it because you get into his head which you can't do if you love someone dimension can't do that so it's just it's astounding and in a similar way sound of metal. Does that when it comes to losing your hearing And when when i saw those clips again particularly those two movies it took me back. Took me back to our felt. No my land to me like you. Said quintessential indie movie. Because it's technically beautiful just flawless. Just even the best yet right. Where the cuts like like all of that stuff in making these seemingly simple.
"oscars" Discussed on Why Watch That Radio
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"oscars" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Pitt. That's what happened with victor cruz. Hit the streets to give an oscars quiz this oscar nominee she's nominated for performance in mink this year. How was karen in mean girls. Everyone knows lean girls salsas in a free and you get this oscars presented hit number one. He won an oscar last year. For best supporting actor i don't for he's been married to jennifer aniston and angelina. Jolie might be do do tom. I don't know what do you say. That ben affleck ben affleck. He was married to jennifer aniston and angelina jolie. Those who wait brad pitt. Can you guess this oscars presenter hint wanted. She was the first african american to win. Best actress oscar. Two thousand two number two. She was a bond girl. Two thousand dollars. Well then number three. She starting woman and excellent. Oh man audio engineers knows it. Where are you looking over right over there. You are correct coming up. It's our turn to play oscars trivia do you know which nominee has co star with leo and ryan.
"oscars" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"See how the how the ceremonies gonna look because soderbergh keeps talking a game about how it's gonna look so different compared to other oscar ceremony so i'm looking forward to that. Well keep a tally of what we predicted and see who does the best amongst the three of us. I'm not optimistic. Between the three of us. We probably should get about twenty two or twenty three risers one or two surprises. Yeah i agree. I think last year was the closest thing. I've ever gotten too perfect. I got fucked on to the two. That i got fucked director and picture. Oh my god it. Last year. I had the only that didn't know that i have this exact same valid than you. I was like this is going to be my twenty four twenty four year. I had all the show everything i predicted. As the sound of splits. I mean that was kind of a lot. Occupa- couldn't decide. So i slipped them and when it was after that i was like. Oh my god. I'm going to get twenty four. This is going to be my twenty four year. That's exactly what harris site came out of the number very happy one. But i was like damn is. Yeah i agree. I agree hundred percent. I was like after the sound split. I had the same feeling. i'm like. Oh my god. I think i'm gonna do it. And then bond wins. And i'm like i i'm not going to be. Oh man all right guys thank you so much for joining us and then enjoy the oscars and then we'll be talking about the next season's oscar about two weeks. Yeah we will all right take care guys see at the move..
"oscars" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"I i know this is probably nothing she justed. Snl and that could give a little boost to. I'm just gonna go with my heart here. And i have. I have cary mullen. I just think. It's my favorite performance of the year. So so i guess. We know what tom dick. But i'm fifty fifty on those two. I'm struggling. I'll probably switch. I have aol. They do like her a lot. Yup it's lead oscar for her. And i think they want to recognizer. They know they know very well. There's only been one african american woman to win this game. I have now. But i also switzer probably five times on sunday. Yeah and i think. The reason reason i'll have viola is the fact that i don't think correct me if i'm wrong You guys. I don't think there's ever been a situation where actress and actor has gone to to people that have not that are not in a best picture nominee. I don't think oh coming home was what's coming home. This picture nominee. I can't remember the vietnam movie where I can't remember that win. Best actress that did. I'm johnny voids. I'm checking that right now. We once me too. But i say we can throw out the window and here. I am trying to like find a way. So yeah that actually. No that was nominated for best picture so Jon voight john. They did one but it wasn't raining yet but the picture so i don't i. I don't think it's never happened. So that would keep plenty. Doesn't matter to me so much though you have it. That doesn't matter to me. I feel like when they look at it. Did they say oh well. It's not a best picture. Nominees give it to her. I think that. I think what that reflects is. If it's not a best picture nominee not as many people liked the movie overall but in the best category it's typically not of picture nominee carr's best actresses are not investigating knees. So that would've stopped me so that that's not that does not stop me from verdict in violent and also dave let me say we talked before about like trying to get get the headline right lane. I think about it. If it goes to viola or andhra it's the first time is Will it be the first time that not a single caucasian person want or signed in one of the arrest to be the first time and if any year that you're gonna make history like that. I don't know is this the year. I think it helps. I do think that helps you know i. I agree this is i think. No one except vanessa. Kirby would shock us if they went on and on sunday. I don't think anything would surprises at this point. And i think this is now no. This is actually a fact. This is the first time that we go into the oscars and no one has more than one win right. Yep and i will say..
"oscars" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"My wife and i are very very into old movies. Movies from the thirties. Forties and the sound design a mink soon as i started watching that film and the authenticity that it makes. You feel like you're watching. A movie from the thirties. Really stuck with me throughout the entire film. Sound meadow is great and it would be deserving winner. I'm not saying it wouldn't but that's why out of the five man has always stuck with me. Since i've seen it as my favorite sound of the year of tom. What are you have here but pick a sound. I don't know. I can't see how anything can Out best sound of metal. I mean the way that they toward the end of the movie when he gets the surly out and he starts hearing thing. I mean i. I don't even know how that's it's an incredible feat. What they did biter do i. I agree. I do think sound. The meadow is going to win holiday. What about you. I mean it says sound in the name your says sound in the name. That no one's going to change my my prediction.