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The great big coronavirus balancing act of Christmas 2020
"I'm health reported. Teigen tyler physician and journalist author norman swan. It's the twenty fourth of december. Christmas eve and in new south wales at least looking at some slightly revised restrictions over the next few days for christmas which depending on how you look at it as a welcome reprieve for people who really want to see their family and friends or an opportunity for the virus to spread. Yes i mean. That's everybody's fear that. Christmas is a sporting event. Will it is if it's the viruses circulating so what they've decided to do as anybody. Listening on the northern beaches will know is. They've divided the northern beaches area in to a southern region and bet scott's slightly lower restrictions that are similar to greater sydney. Except that they're they're not allowed to leave but people can come in for christmas day. Boxing day on the twenty seventh but with the northern beaches There's still nobody going in and out of people are coming round. It's only people from a from that area from the northern part of the northern beaches and they're not re- relaxing restrictions on greater sydney. So yep we are letting things go a little bit but not a lot you balance the risk of the virus spreading with giving people freedom to go and celebrate christmas as they want to like. There's going to be places where the risk of the virus spreading is hire and other places where it's low and maybe it's not fair to just look everyone up in this under the same tough restrictions out of an abundance of caution well while most cases are traceable back to the northern beaches outbreak there are still cases in the eastern suburbs of sydney in the northern suburbs and the western suburbs and those cases grow albeit slowly. So there's there's actually a fair question to ask is why restrict this to Northern beaches when there are problems in other areas and i think the statistic here is how much unknown spread. Is there in new south wales. There's not very much but there is a bit so there's a risk elsewhere so they can't let up too much and there is a calculated risk in three days of slightly lower restrictions in order for people to circulate by the trying to limit that circulation in terms of high risk areas in northern laura's carriers but the still a potential for a super spreading event which we would only find out about five to ten days after christmas so this the toughest restrictions are in the northern beaches northern part of the northern beaches. Like you just said norman. But is the risk confined to that area because we've seen cases popping up in other parts of sydney as well though. The risk is not confined to that area. It's just highest risk. Just makes sense that there's more most of the viruses circulating circulating in the northern beaches. And what they're saying is circulating in the northern part of the northern beaches but viruses circulating in greater sydney each day there are more cases outside not very many more but there are few cases in the eastern suburbs of sydney. There are some in western suburbs and in northern suburbs so they just slowly grow still linked. But i mean for example if you take one. Daily is an italian deli stroke cafe in paddington called elementary. There's already been a secondary case from there. So now you've got a chain of transmission in that particular cafe which has gone from what i understand to be a hairdressing salon to somebody who worked in that cafe who then has inadvertently spread that to somebody else. We don't know whether it's a customer or a staff member
Traveling To London
"If you're planning a trip to Europe, you may have noticed that a lot of flights in the United States connect through London through. Heathrow airport, and sometimes you're left with an awfully long layover instead of wasting hours hanging out at the airport. Why not head into Lemon for the day we've invited. London guides, Steven Beck and Debra to join us and share their tips about getting into the city to make a damn it, and then getting back to the airport in time for your flight. Stephen, Deborah. Thanks for joining us here in our studio. So. Is it realistic to have a long layover? Let's see. You got a eight hour layover in Heathrow Deborah. Is it realistic to actually check your bag and go into town? Very easy. It's fifty minutes on the P- me underground. To get into central London and it's soon. You've got the the express. Heathrow express goes into. Paddington. Depending. And from there you've got the time outs, fifteen minutes, every fifteen minutes. So four times in our and you're downtown and less than half an hour. And, and when you can go into town, you can go out back the same way and just as reliable convenient. Yes. So Stephen most people would go through Heathrow, but it's also conceivable. You could land in Gatwick, London's second airport and yet because a good connection into London, a similar thing, the Gabrielle Express and that heads into Victoria in some ways if it depends where you want to be in London, but if you wanted to go to Buckingham Palace or Westminster that's even closer. So it takes thirty minutes. Okay. On the fast train and Deborah. No, we were discussing about leaving luggage. And building some time for perhaps maybe a delay. But you know an hour and a half, maybe a couple of hours. If it's got workings, if you allow that on either side and you've got eight hours. Yeah, you could afford in. London. When when you are going back to the airport as an American, especially, you should give a little extra time. I. Know The from the Airports in Europe, you have to go through security hoops to fly to the United States. Yes. Yes. You have to allow time also to get into, there's Gatwick Express but southern rail. One of the other train companies, they run a service into Victoria, which is about every thirty minutes. It's a lot cheaper than the guy he expressing takes about the same time. Okay. So there are ways to get quickly efficiently and economically into London a lot of people are stressed out by Heathrow because it is five terminals I. think generally when you go to and from the United States, use terminal five, is that right? Depending on the airline? Terminal to terminal five or. Four. Okay. So I've been trying from seminal three with virgin in Delta. Okay. If you're flying in and out of different terminals, how tough is it to connect the terminal? It's very easy. Follow the signs. It's really well signposted what about the practicality of your bags if you have a chance to check your bags through, that's the best thing. But if you're picking up your bag, is there a way to lock it up or do you check it onto the flight You can't even check on that early to a flat out. I, don't think they have those baggage storage facilities Bernardo. We're thinking about this and talk about this. Heathrow, at sint pancras up Paddington. South. At. The airport. Don't take it into town. Yes. Yes. Yes. You can pre book as well. Online. You can pre book to leave your luggage. Should save time good tip
How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies
"Wants neglected plot on their recently inherited estate. The Duchess of Northumberland undertook to make special garden inspired by a trip to the MEDICI estates in Italy. The Duchess wanted to make a garden that was both beautiful and educational. The carefully tended plot features things like a trope. Abell Donna to tour common moral monkshood white. Hello Bore Blue Ensign, flowers and narcissus. It's called the annick poison garden. Because like the sign at the front gate, says do not touch any of these plants. These plants can kill you. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We hardly need to say that mankind has been growing food for a longtime. The earliest domesticated plants and horticulture that we have evidence of thus far date to nine thousand B C e in the teen corridor the that runs from the Dead Sea to the Damascus basin. The people there planted grains legumes using sticks to dig in the dirt. The first written reference to gardening dates back soumare in lower Mesopotamia. King Gilgamesh mentioned that his city or ACC was one third gardens. Though. He probably meant orchards as much as anything else. From Egypt. We have paintings and models gardeners at work, and you can still see the remains of the Temple Gardens at Karnak. Or you can head over to Iran to see the layout and information channels of garden that was created twenty five hundred years ago. For the oldest garden we can find in Europe had over to Greece. Were Gardens both practical and ornamental were being put in by seven thousand vce two thousand years before the Egyptians. The creation of a new science botany, the study of plants meant that gardens became a place of learning even in the ancient world gardens could be an aesthetic choice as well as a practical one. Evidence suggests that the idea originated in Persia with Darius the great and his Paradise Garden beginning a tradition of walled in garden spaces. Lavish Villa Gardens in the Roman Empire Spread East China and Japan where Aristocratic Gardens featured miniaturized and simulated landscapes, like rock, gardens and waterfalls. Natural symbolized power and religious thought. Zen Gardens appeared and emphasized the concept of using the garden for reflection to increase. Want Wisdom. The most famous garden in the ancient world is undoubtedly the hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Legend in the sixth century BC. King Nebuchadnezzar a name that is never not fun to say. Bill to the gardens for his wife, a modest to ensure that she didn't become homesick for her birthplace of Medina near the Caspian Sea. But we don't get details of the garden from Nebuchadnezzar himself. Which is odd considering that he recorded his many other accomplishments in cuneiform, but there's no mention of the gardens. Several, ancient Roman and Greek writers wrote about the garden though. Some scholars argue that the gardens were actually built by an Assyrian Queen or the King of Niniveh. We don't know for sure because despite the gardens being one of the seven wonders of the world. We can't find it to study it. It's believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in the first century C E. So why were they called? The hanging gardens were the garden beds suspended. was everything planted in hanging baskets? Bonus fact, the largest hanging basket planter in the world is on the side of the hotel. Indigo in the Paddington Section of London. It measures ten by twenty feet or three by six meters and weighs upwards of half a tonne. Now the hanging gardens didn't really hang so much as they over Hong or draped and their defense, the draping garden doesn't sound nearly as appealing. Accepting the premise that some royal or another wanted to build a royalty grand garden in the desert, it was going to take careful planning and serious engineering to pull that off. The structure was a cigarette or a stepped pyramid with walls between twenty and seventy five feet high, depending on which ancient account you're reading. So picture a walled city in the desert. Rising in the center of it alongside the Palace
"paddington" Discussed on LBC Election 2019
"From dilation. Thirty three quarters to data. Put that as a podcast do that. I know I get away with what we do anyway right. This is from Jackie Lyle. My husband Nick and I always listen to your podcast. Both Wednesday and Saturday editions. In one question we have way you subliminally messaging setting. Your mugs. Wouldn't stay. I have been planning to buy one my husband Nick for a while and finally got down to it. I ought to for the many mouth as a little surprise for him on Monday. The Postman delivered three mocks. I thought I'd advertently ordered three by mistake. It wasn't until nick shouted in the window. Have they come then? I realized we had both ordered marks on the same time on the same day. Great minds think alike and the subliminal messaging. Were you know it's really funny because when I got those orders and believable? Id Package the Max Myself. Sad Bastard I am as a Mitch. I did wonder whether that was a mistake whether they hadn't consulted each other. I think the lesson here. Jackie is that you would. Nick need to talk to each other. A little more because clearly the those miscommunication and there's a miscommunication about mugs. Well maybe he be but I just get the feeling that they need to sit down and have cozy little chats with each other more often colonial marriage guidance now on this tree I suit keep things fresh. You've got to surprise people. I could say so much but the fact is that this is supposed to be an agony. Aunt owner young question sessions. So I'm just I'm just trying my best Next on well. This is the most serious one from Jack who says I love? The port? Question may be a bit serious for Wednesday but he goes Cana politician in power be bullied and if so when does the scrutiny of a politician become harassment or bullying Rome Cummings linked while I think?.
"paddington" Discussed on LBC Election 2019
"Consigned. I'm will they be paying attention to the polls when they have such a large majority and in d? Have experience of polls cummings quickly. If you listen to PODCASTS OF FEE PODCAST BACK. You'll maybe else to that question. He's GonNa one who voice doesn't he. I was just GonNa say what's his name Harry. Johnston have we guys address. Which do love lovely voice? Hurry could get on the radio. Yeah Porsche but not Porsche. If you were to main nicely spoken brule top from that question of from that must do you want to answer the serious questions. I wish I think we covered anyway. I suspect they are paying attention but there is a long time to go before people. Can I just say and I should have said this at the beginning of the podcast? That wasn't stays podcasts. Always shall we say slightly different to the Saturday ones where we do indulge are childlike and smutty sense of humor? And if people don't like it and there are a lot of people that don't we'll just listen to the ball on Saturday because we ate change in naive body Peggy Mitch. Yay Yay carry on. Carry on gear POB. Did you say picky Mitchell? Yeah Oh that poll of made me. It's made me a week Toma seines asks. What is the best type of GIN AND TONIC TO HAVE WE UTAH flipping? Well drink gin and tonic do you no but I john does fatty trees gallons of our everyday. Say I mean that really does in the back of walkers? Isn't that vest? Oh is walkers Janus at the best. I don't know you. There are lots of sort of designer jeans now and the Oh yes oh genius amazingly trendy and get loads and loads of different sorts of jeans and then you get loads of jeans with flavors in them on a more of a purist. I like straightforward Jen I like it to be quite not to sort of flowery but quite little citrus. Tang to it Tang yes. What kind of tonic do you have with Your Chin? I have a fever tree tonic. With does yes. Of course he does have straightforward fee retrea. Or sometimes I will have the light that will as a Mediterranean and then there's a lighter one and then there's a cucumber and those doesn't time climbing does it always no. It's actually quite nice but I also have right so I'm saying I'm sort of like very clean and and straight down the line with GIN and tonic. Except when I was in suspense last week I mentioned this of mentioned it to lots of people is not an elder flower. Jin Cure. That comes in roundish bottle. And it's got glitter in it so it's like you shake it and the glitter is in the drink. Isn't that just wonderful thing? We will need during not cities but then you have glitter going down your gullet. No it's edible gold leaf so it's K- sue right and well don't just have doing Gallup imagine it coming out the other. Well it's GonNa say it came back to our discussion of glittered coming out of your shitter.
Fall of Nojpetn - March 13, 1697
"The Day was March thirteenth. Sixteen ninety-seven the capital of the Mayan Kingdom of petten eats a bell to Spanish troops the city which was located in present day. Guatemala was the last center of Meyer. Assists the Maya peoples are a group of indigenous Mesoamerican whose history dates to before two thousand? Vce They were centered in the Yucatan Peninsula and Modern Day Guatemala and Belize as well as parts of Mexico Honduras and El Salvador. The my other southern lowland region reached their peak during the classic period which began around two fifty e. The population size was large. Cities flourished and historic monuments. Were built the Maya also fostered create cultural development creating writing and calendar systems and building trade. Networks they made advances in math and astronomy and are credited with some of the earliest pieces of rubber and chocolate. Their society consisted of a bunch of independent state but by nine hundred Fi Mayan cities in southern lowlands were abandoned and a civilization in. That area had collapsed. Though the reasons for this collapse aren't completely clear. It could have been due to the degradation of the environment or conflicts between competing city states. But even after this collapse Mayan cities in the northern lowlands area still flourished and the established cities in the highlands region. The Mesoamerican people known as ether lived in the Yucatan Peninsula in the post classic period which lasted from around nine hundred to fifteen hundred C. They were descended from a Maya lineage. In the fourteen hundreds Isa Abandoned Maya time the capital of Yucatan Yucatan then transformed from a single kingdom into mini rival states in the early fifteen hundreds as the Spanish began. Colonizing America's indigenous populations were decimated due to war and foreign diseases that the Spanish brought with them. The Isa hat established power invitation. Their capital was no Putin which was on an island in Lake Paddington. Isa In Modern Day northern Guatemala but during the colonial period the population in the area began to decline in the fifteen twenty s Spanish invader or non Cortes Pass through poten- and came in contact with the Potanin remained politically independent from the Spanish for a while after they began their conquest on the continent. The Spanish launched several assaults against the ISA and Maya group known as a CO Woche also went up against the eats up for control of poten- Lakes region though the were successful in their resistance to Spanish rule until the late seventeenth century nope attended fell in Sixteen Ninety seven on March thirteenth. Spanish troops from Yucatan led by Martin and it attacked an occupy. No poten- this made no pertain. The last independent Maya City to fall to the Spanish so Spanish rule greatly affected my in culture. Some Mayan villages persisted independent of Spanish Authority. The island that was home to the city of no Putin is now home to the town of Florida's I'm east coat. And hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday.
Is Sonic Bad Enough?
"We waited three extra months to get that toothy blue hedgehog on the big screen but was the waiting worth it today will be reviewing sonic the hedgehog and by Proxy Olive Garden and Zillow joining us for another episode of Film House. You guys This is a big one big big anticipated so big that there is no sponsor this week we could've said why do it gets less views than other videos and sponsors repeatedly during to sponsor this they don't ask now. We can't possibly have bias unless it's olive garden or Zillow or maybe Amazon Toyota trucks I'm joined here. I'm your host James Homes for this podcast early unbiased podcast review and then. I'm joined here by police Adam. I'm the the two biggest sonic fans. Could I honestly think you're looking at the three of us going? This guy fronts clearly a sonic. There's tails knuckles over there But I don't like to put labels on people okay. We are going to just jump right train. But we're going to your cream. You don't WanNa be wouldn't be amy now. You're GONNA be details. This cat tale sounds terrible until you look at the other options So yeah we're talking about Sonic the Hedgehog or we get into thoughts and opinions. Well we want to give the basic plot less. How does it make sense that sonic is here in the year? Two Thousand Twenty. I'm talking about like realistically like this movie. Come about sonic. The hedgehog is the story of a blue magical hedgehog who was born in another dimension with magical powers the power of running fast and generating electricity from running so fast moving so fast static cling something like that And lives as a baby hedgehog for a couple years on an island that has loops Under the tutelage the popular sonic character long claw. Which is now. I've never heard of before. I did see some comments. Online people like they really botched. The story is that I didn't know if that was part of the actual origin story. Yeah no we'll get into that about whether or not they botched sonic lore okay but But yes until until in pursuit of that power Sonic is sent away through the power. They have magical rings. And if you throw the ring and you think of a place then you can go to that place. Oh Sonic is sent through with the rings to safety in. That place happens to be Earth Montana. Montana a town called greenhills which I'm just going to tell you drove me crazy because it's green hill zone They they thought it was Green Hills Zone. No no that was green hills. One they will they call it green hills the whole time hill. I guarantee you. There was a discussion between writers were they said greenhills versus Greenhill. Sounds like more of a name of a small town adding that s makes it sound more like a small town actual name than just calling at Greenhill? I think Greenhill is better though I agree with you. Listen I think someone had a discussion to go. But what would make sense? And when you're dealing with the blue hedgehog running fast right so anyway. He's in Green Hills a phrase that they repeat a thousand times over the course of the movie just in case you got it. He Plays Ping Pong on hilltop road. Which is another just random level that they picked Can we goes on so anyway. It's a very small town and not a lot going on but sonic has male life for himself although in isolation and he's kind of lonely sometimes but also has really bad. Add so it's hard keeping track of what he's actually feeling at any given moment got great J. O. Dan Got a great J. O. Dan James Marsden is a cop. He appears to be one of the two cops that work in the town. That's very small town but he hates it. He hates the people Can't wait. He wants to go somewhere. Where the action is. He says. It's real boring babysitter to the inhabit. This town because he's helping ducks crossed the street. He's cleaning people's gutters. He wants to actually help save. Someone's he wants to do some genuine police work. And behold Hedgehog falls right on his lap and so so then Sonic in a fit of loneliness starts to run in a circle so fast that he has magical electricity powers that caused the government to take notice so the government sends one of their unclear. He's like a consultant Kind of like an maybe science officer maybe like a contract. Scientists that the military had got had given the like What are they called like a grant I grant that they dislike then like well? We need this work done. So we're GONNA get water or whatever but then they realize like Oh. This person is very unhinged. Yeah all they. Don't stop them or anything. You just see. There's a couple generals that have meaning. They're like sending robotic. Botany goes and then a robot. Nick does whatever he wants to the rest of the movie. Either way what he's trying to do he's trying to figure out what caused this thing quickly finds out that it's caused by this hedgehog talking hedgehog and then the race begins because sonic is like. I need to get out of here He tries to use his rings but Fails the rings accidentally get lost in San Francisco and so now he and James Marston Travel have to go on a road trip to San Francisco. Known Writer Rings. So that we tonic and cyclops must race and their Toyota pick-up trucks on sonically gives out this electromagnetic pulse that robot contract so he's like constantly on his tail. Unintended yes So that's that's the basic premise of this movie about a video game from the nineties Let's let's start with some non spoiler he stuff sure. I don't think this is good. Here's the thing is not good. It's not bad it's just sort of is which is I think it's just it kind of depends on what you want out of anything. I guess like the kids move. If you hate your life so much that forgetting you know that you have to go to the grocery store or shower that night or any sort of responsibility is better for you than just then be having to be aware of those things so you would rather see a movie that has moving things and you might forget about for an hour and forty minutes that you forget about pain. Then yes I would agree. That this is definitely worthwhile I don't know that makes it a good movie. It right currently has a sixty five percent on rotten tomatoes but a lot of the reviews seem to be. We thought this was going to be way worse. Which isn't exactly a positive review In my opinion I I saw so many kids to and sonic onesies who looked really tired last night. Their parents dragged into the He did the thing where he's sitting at the toilet with his shirt. And then they were. They were so excited about the potential of a sequel. Yeah so I was like well. That's probably who it's four was going to say it is. It's a kids movie but again we kind of got into this with our detective. Peak itchy review. The worst really stinks for me when we have a you know a subject matter. That's thirty years old twenty five thirty years old And then it's like well let's make a movie about it. That's fine but it's like and it should only be kids and that's kind of how sonic feels but the movie going audience people who are going to see they needed ride that balance right So they need to go. Hey Remember had Jim Carey acted in the ninety S. Wouldn't you love to see that for an hour? Yeah and you go. Oh Yeah I guess. This is sort of nostalgic and a weird. It's a weird way you you hit the nail on the head last night when you describe it is a sort of fish out of water at a time It's like it's really weird to be seeing this movie in here twenty twenty. It's like we dug up a time capsule arguably you could say the same thing about Paddington. Though when those Paddington movies came out I was like I remember being you know three years old and we had Paddington bear and we would watch old Paddington. But like I hadn't heard anything about it for twenty years I personally still maintain from a previous film house. Already talked about it. That the best version of this movie and I think you guys would agree would have been sonic and robotic chasing each other through the worlds of Sonic and the you know aunts Larry Cast of characters being other sonnet characters. Like I still think. That's the the ideal version of this movie. I mean there's a lot of could have been better for I mean there's a certain cold hard realities about these movies. Which is you know. It probably would have cost a lot more money if they wanted to. Make a fully animated you know bear on. Yeah animation. Interestingly enough all the trailers for movies that led up to this movie were all animated films. Like they were all there was like rumble. Which is a monster fighting thing? They were all fully animated films and I was like. Oh man the Tel Kinda wish. Sonic I wish they made it. Sonic movie that was animated as opposed to what this is which is a template. Like there's there's about one hundred of these movies just sitting around some executives office and someone can go in and do find replace whatever character with sonic. There are positive things about this movie. Yeah can you say more negative things? I sure well would you rather I guess. Would you rather do the negatives the positives I You can do the PA. You do positive mentioned it. Jim Carey is You know a Connecticut forced to watch when he's ONSCREEN Makes no difference what movie he's in? He's going to just have fun with it. Yeah I do think that there is a more fun and Zany and like robotics. Of course. He's he's an mad villain but there's Zanier wackier written character there with with wackier and and Were Madcap things to do than what he was doing which was just like shooting stuff at Sonic Lake. He got to laugh at me. Oh man there's a line it's it's in the trailers button when his assistant brings him his his cat is a and he's like. I love the way you make him. I still think that's so funny in the delivery. He's still I. I'm pretty sure they were like. Hey Jim you do whatever you want. Yeah where you're the funny guy like we wrote these lines and you can choose the read them or not But the do your thing dude. You're living cartoon. How
"paddington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Thrilled with the cursing out I just written Paddington station mid day the train arrived twenty minutes late finally putting in with the with the wheels grinding and the ancient carriages shuddering to hold it's sort of that I mean you know the cameras in the right place it was sort of we'll put stuff on the roof of Paddington station looking down on the whole train then we have to cut to close up as the door opens and this couple come out and then they'll be somebody waiting to take them in the condo describe their feelings they come to London so what's happening with them and and and the pleasure of a chapter in a way that will one step ahead of them because we know what they're about to see and they don't and said that that that's sort of the process and unfortunately the train arrived twenty minutes late storage finally putting in with the wheels grinding of the ancient carriages engine carriages is bad shuddering to hold it's not the right phone so shut isn't a sound so the I guess it's just gonna you you doing on this again and again until finally got a this book is has actually been quite hard right so far zero being sent to service the dark blue junk you X. J. Sentinel looks no different from the other causes surrounded as as it swept around Buckingham Palace and continue to some James's park it was sleek expensive with tinted windows turn the single passenger sitting in the backseat into nothing more than a vague shadow and anyone check the number please they would have discovered that it belonged to the chairman of a private banking difficult street this was not true now that to me is a good opening because I'm I see it first is again I am a camera now will post about Paul now looking at Buckingham Palace as an expensive car sweeping round I like the vague shadow who is this in the back of this car in fact it's Mrs Jones had MI six as soon as you mentioned street I try to fans know who it is and that sentence of that paragraph this was not true it's exactly what Alex when the books were about his will about sort of the world isn't really what you think and and behind everything you see their secrets you said it's been difficult to write say fall what what is difficult has he ever gone quite tight it's it's late in the year I've already written wonderful this yeah I'm still I'm I'm I'm a little bit time I need I need to go away to write this book am I gonna suffer can rise up the escape route that I I have a tiny little houses Africa it's really just a wooden hot almost was in the days when he comes here to Suffolk County in the south of England there are other ways he can relax.
Why the London Tube Map May Need a New Design
"Max. Maybe I can start with you. You're a cube map obsessive. It's very famous map. Of course the many Londoners think is a thing thing of beauty. But you're not so sure about it. Can you explain why you see some problems with the London Tube Map. The main problem is that although the networks expanded founded massively since the nineteen thirty maps exactly the same size as it was when Henry Beck. I did a sketch so having absorbed more and more stations at the same size is and the other thing. Is that the map pretty well. Dates from the year. Two Thousand and it wasn't designed with Elise overground extensions in mind and they've just added the monroe thinking about. Is this the right way to do things. So there's been quite horrible geographical nasties on it now stations which have well out of place. which now they're showing walking's change on matchy disorientating so it's crushed? Up is all twisted up. And it's geographic wrong as well which is about as bad as you can get from out. They do try and tweak it and change it and every time they do. That seems to be another round of controversy people who don't like that thing being tinkered with coming from the nineteen thirties that Mr back may they still want to keep hold it. Why is it so difficult to change it because if you change your property they'd have to and make a bigger? She's a paper on that gives you also logistical problems. It's more expensive to print distributes and on racks and they're trying to save money with his anyway if you sort of feel the thickness of the paper compared with ten years ago. It's pretty floppy least we're talking about and we're going to be looking some very physical maps maps on paper maps. The here in London were used to sing posted up in stations. But a lot of the work that you've done is looking at maps in a kind social media agent at an age of technology. Are we wrong to be thinking about their representation always as pieces of papers physical maps that even this kind of data for tube map is a revolution that needs to happen so that we can see on phones in better ways is more designed for today's technology will there's two ways of looking at this right because in many ways kind of we're being away from using maps a tool like mice people in London. We'll probably have city map. Worldnet the phone and they can just put in where exactly that going and it will just tell you get on this line then gallon this London. Gallon this boss. Whatever is I've had to look at the map or undo the understanding astounding yourself in some ways that is easier? It's easier not to have to kind of follow things through but then touchy have understanding of kind of how it works walks especially if it because that's what I'm good until the cheap breaks down and your cheap station you've never heard over and you out and you have to try and figure out. Okay where actually our amway in relation to anything so there is a sense in which it's still as important to have. A map is easily understandable. You can understand how everything into relates and whether it's on paper oil scrolling around screen I think ultimately is always going to be useful to have that map and I think even most of the APPS do have like a backup mode. Where if you're off line they'll have downloaded map? If all else fails you'll be able to go Nikola and Laura. You're joining us from the United States. This is the London. Intrude map crop up for you as a topic of interest. Yes so I on a West Coast Bureau chief at city lab where we write about urban policy and politics texted. We just closed out Three months long essay series on the power of maps in personal lives to sort of shape personal snow histories and we had a lot of submissions about our readers and writers attachments to the transit maps in their cities. Kind of how the subway maps or bus route maps helped open up a new kind of understanding of the place that they lived in and I think it as one of the few remaining kind of common. I'm in touch points that we have in twenty first century urban life. Even if you know we're no longer using paper maps to necessarily navigate as much anymore. I do think that like these. He's common paper. Maps do become a shared understanding of the places we live and I think can really kind of lock people over when changes suggested or made and one really interesting fact about the Linden map is a story that came out of some research a couple of years ago and that was a pair of economists. Messed look at what happened when a branch between two London tube stations was shut down as a result of a strike in two thousand seventeen and they studied the paths that the passengers made when they were not navigating the tube underground and solely on the basis of the maps and they actually found that passengers. I discovered that there was a much shorter route in navigating between Paddington station. In Bond Street station when they were actually traveling on the street versus is traveling from Paddington Station to station underground and that was solely because of how distorted the map was in that particular spot. And so it's really interesting story. That highlights the stark differences between reality and the kind of shared truth. I think these transit maps create a woman in encourage people to walk more of an environments. That is a problem with it on the map. Isn't it because often people look at you map. And they think I need to get on the tube guy between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. It looks a long way and they didn't realize that today one hundred meters apart. The distorted map isn't very good. We have a new way. Finding finding system in Las Years in London tries to encourage people to see what the walking distance is our. Is that another argument. Potentially changing the London subway map that it just really doesn't match with the passenger needs in a way I mean it is a thing. Remember having an argument with people about fifteen years ago and all of us living in London this and people who he wanted to see me we were in town and they are going to come up. We need to get the tube from necessary. Cone gone. Took me pretty about as long to argue my case that we didn't we need to do that as we could've walking it. But the lack of geographic information can be a problem and I lived in places the on really represents excellent cheap. Mumps I lived somewhere where it was sort of very vaguely could of Finsbury Park but it wasn't really if that wasn't the nearest station but the nearest station nationwide train station. That wasn't on the tube map. So there are these places that sort of exist in London but sort of fall out of existence because they're not represented on the one map of London. Everyone's aware of an eye so my now that sort of I lived in Nepal which is on the cross rail lines. So it's a place that is coming into existence. Finally after years of being on some national rail line and no one cared about. It's going to be one day across you'll ever opens on the tube map and it's interesting. That does obviously have as well as the consequences. It out by transplanting structuring better. It probably just helped the exists on the map for things like property prices and kind of just awareness of as a place. You might want to go because these places are invisible. They're represented which is kind of interesting thing about the fact that it's a a map that's not a map because it doesn't actually necessarily have to represent present anything other than the sheep
The Thinking Behind the Book 'Home Coming'
"So homecoming is such an incredible book? And it's already having an incredible impact. I really enjoyed hearing all the different things and actually I listened to the audio book. I know that a lot of our listeners. Love audiobooks listening forecast. Say The audiobook. Because they're really interesting experience to hear the voices as well Tennyson it will a- and about your the thinking behind the book when when I can concept came into your head and what it was like an his first stages of planning a few years ago I wrote a memoir about growing gluten with my Jamaican parents called bad guy at the wheel. By guys. My father's nickname his Jamaican can. He had baggy is an all of his friends equally. Funny Nicknames that define them and they adhere to whether they liked the name or not so there was one man called old shine. Who was bowled? Like me anxious was very anxious. Tidy boosters very fussy but his footwear clock had one arm longer than the other. My favorite was manacled somewhere. And when somewhere came to this country from Jamaica in one thousand nine hundred system light summer suits tropical suits the matter. The weather weather come halo storm and when I thought about writing this book ask my mom. Whatever became of somewhere and she said well he caught a cold and died within a few months and I was shocked by that straightway which she spoke to sit in very matter of fact way had an edge to it but also it was quite a funny and I remember that when asked let's grapple loosened in the sixties all? The people were really really funny. There were like in my mind. CAST members of guys and dolls the Damon Runyon and they were all of my figures. We had no television until nineteen seventy two but they were television and what. I finished that Book Burger at the wheel about six seven years ago now I was wanted to continue it and away. The beginning of homecoming was a continuation of that story story but equally there were books. I read as a young man about Caribbean people in this country especially a book by Sam Cell Phone. Call the Lonely Londoners which is a book about a man called Moses who is kind of meet and greeter. So Kirby America's Dan to Waterloo station or Paddington and greets this carbon pioneers come off the boat train and equally. They have Wonderful characters wonderful names as a character. Awesome Galahad is rather light my car somewhere and when I finished up I wanted to myself. Well what would what would become of those people from the nineteen fifties and sixties if they were still alive today and what were their stories. What was the story of their great pioneer migration to prison? And although there have been books about that I don't think anyone's really interrogated the individual stories. And what you get with this book which is kind of oral history is a kind of an accumulation of similar stories and by that accumulation. You realize there was a bigger truth because sometimes when you hear stories you think that's just a one off when you hear again again again and you realize the experiences and I wanted to to have that kind of course onus in this kind of chorus line because right the way through But also the kind of gives you some of the shape and the contours of their lives from six to the present day and the people that you you chase to feed the book is e. Say An instruction that you you kind of chose intention eaten interview more women than men. 'cause you know those stories are represented. And and also more Chinese these people than Jamaican tell us parents Jamaican and three quarters of the migrants came from the Caribbean were Jamaican. But I right now. The Jamaicans take up too much room in the culture. The make too much noise have to credit opinion on themselves and they're over represented in our culture in terms of books books films music and sometimes they're kind of eclipsed some of the other islanders so I was very keen to address that so if that into more from Guyana kits and I was interested to find out why people ended up in certain parts of the country. So if you're from Saint Kitts you end up open leads. If you're from Saint Vincent in Hiwickum if it from Trinidad you end up in North Hampton and I think we want to these areas because they they were pay people were or their friends and associates broke. Equally is very keen to complicate the story because many of us will see those photographs photographs of the wind rush generation. The wind rush people coming off that ship. Ninety forty eight and the kind of I chronic now these men in Fidora's and zoot suits behind. You ever see any women in this girls but on that ship is often said from the beginning of that story. That now was that the five hundred Jamaican men. That's not true. There are other islands on that ship and the two hundred women on the ship including a woman called Mona. Baptiste's this wonderful jazz singer so I wanted to tell this story but also I wanted to use them to complicate the stories because the women were actually much more generous with their antidotes. Does that much more prepared to interrogate the interior lives and live longer but also in all honesty but I went to interview them. They're prepared to feed me saying that being you played this game I think three hours and the men wouldn't think to feed me and I'll be the on the floor gasping for water a little bit of bread but women would feed me straight away and actually what was interesting to me. I thought began to re revisit. Some of the stories. We're kind of finishing but some of the stores were not familiar. But I heard this story again and again from these elderly people who are now in the eighty s and ninety s had remind. I was on the antiques roadshow. And that what I was hearing were these jewels or this precious antiques. That not been added it for many many years. They've been stored away in cupboards in people's minds and never had a pap form and as an dustin down and reveal them to the reading public because to me they are wonderful rich funny cide. Moving polemical sometimes Philosophical stories that. Give a real sense of the panoply of of of of carbon life in this country. Because I think sometimes sometimes we have very reduced idea about the carribean presence in all honesty. If you look in terms of the archive in film and Television News Pretty Negative and right from the word go. It was pretty negative. People talk about the hostile environment. That Theresa May introduced in two thousand twelve but in my research it was not a new venture. She was very from the very beginning. And I. It's what I was interviewing a lot of these people who are in their eighties nineties to some of the archive of this month. Lockup in the British library the BBC See San Marcos in the BBC people around Archives let the deejay Don Letts had done lots of news twenty years ago. He's archive you've but also I would to my hometown is Brighton. Went to Sussex University where the Mass Observation Archive is held old and in nineteen thirty nine mass version which is so socialist research tool wanting to discover how people live. That was the whole idea of massive station Tau to working people live. What do they do with their money? How they use this time they still go to church too? They gamble. How do they make love but not at thirty? Nine maps vision decided to do a survey about black people. What did people in this country? Think about so-called Negroes in nineteen thirty nine and it wasn't very flattering it was pretty obnoxious really And I wanted to give a sense of what this carbon people who come into because in their minds I say this is true was everybody I spoke. They were a British. I'd even my mom for the book my Mom's from Jamaica and when she was growing up making the nineteen forties she knew how to fold the union flag flag. She could site keats. Shelley Wordsworth automatic pope's by Roach. She knew them all didn't need any book to repeat this poems and she told me that when she went to the cinema the reality cinema and Kingston in one thousand nine hundred dollars at the beginning of the screening of a film people. Stand up to sing the British national anthem and at the end of the screening people. Stand up to sting the British national anthem and I interviewed amount from Guyana. Who told me that when he came to this country went to the cinema and at the end of the film he stood up and such and he was amazing Nubia standing? He was really perplexed by that. So the sense of why they felt Brigitta. So what idea of Britain coming to see if they'd had it had access to these archives from from muscles version. They might have been a bit perturbed but what was interesting also. Is that the British. Sometimes they produce these booklets which they sent out to the Caribbean to give people an idea about what to expect. So there's one booklet produced by the BBC called going to Britain question. Mark as a small pamphlet is western some idea about Codes behavior so if I was to say to nineteen forties forties as an English person and you How do you do? What did you think MSA
"paddington" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"I think from a number of perspective, mainly because Paddington is not with women for most of this movie. He is in an all male prison is solving. The prison industrial complex risoners. It's like. More women were incarcerated in the UK, this really wouldn't have been an issue. But right. Right. But he like that is, like, I think one of the major things that prevents Paddington to from passing more. Yes, I agree. There's I think only one conversation that I found that pass, which was MRs Brown in Madame cost of talking about the pop up book, and then a about her grace name. We only know the last name costlo name. But still the context of that conversation station still like, oh, there's a bear who's been wrongfully incarcerated. How does. Yeah, I don't think the second one I was saying the second one didn't right? Because he only the other conversation of note was MRs Brown, MRs bird talking about actors being the most evil and vile people on the planet which true, but that station. Yeah. Has about Phoenix. Pecan also about. It's a meta joke about the fashion of acting and in that sense. It's actually brilliant could pass. They're talking about Hugh Grant there. I'm I'm ruining Paddington. I'm sorry. The first one passes. Yeah. A lot. Yes. Paddington around women for most of the movie right in a good way around each other, though. And they don't they're so focused on helping Paddington. That's the only thing that they're doing, it's weird because it's like the women in the movie are mostly doing investigative journalism, the whole movie, but the subject of their story is a male bear. So like walking you do. Here's my question when I describe movie as a motherly figure mostly doing investigative work to release an improperly incarcerated family member, my talking about Paddington to, or if Beale street could talk. The question of the century or green book. Green, but the second one is streak. Yes. Okay. Better for it. Yeah. That's just proof that it improved over time. Yeah. Yeah, I love when franchises slowly. Learn these by piece one we'll have like a, a light drag scene. Let's rate, the movie on our nipple scale zero to five nipples based on its representations women's. This is tricky, because it is the best franchise of her made..
Kevin Spacey's creepy video looks like a cynical attempt at distraction
"Charge of allegedly sexually assaulting teenager in two thousand sixteen if you guys remember Kevin Spacey had a whole thing with that where he was accused allegations against him of sexual misconduct. And then people came out with other stories from his pass of other bad things that he had done when this news came out, the Netflix show house of cards, basically killed his character. Offscreen and then did their last season without him. He was going to be another movie. I think that dot cancelled and was reshot with some other actor. Yeah, he was just like disgraced. Yeah. It was it was crazy times. So the video is basically already infamous it's called let me be Frank which Kevin Spacey's character on house of cards was Frank Underwood and the video is Kevin Spacey decked out in a Santa apron, and he kinda has like the he's sounds like his character. Frank Underwood which had likes sort of a southern drawl to him on the show on house of cards. So it's kind of weird because you think maybe it is Frank from the show, but he's not on the show anymore and his dead. So I don't know and he delivers a direct to camera monologue. And again, it could be like the what he's saying could be about his house of cards character. But it could also be about himself about Kevin space. But it's. Because it's called let me be Frank which could be about Frank or just being left phrase, ready Frangieh just weird and people have oh, it's strange. He's a weird guy to me anyway. So I don't really like watching a lot of the things. He's in he's. Yeah. He's already strained. I think he's a good actor. I just like he's weird. Also, if you watch will and grace the amount of times, they talk about how Kevin Spacey has basically done bad things to like men comes off so many times, and that was way before the allegation Ackley, everyone knew about this and didn't do anything just terrible, which is like Harvey Weinstein, bad, right? And Kevin Spacey wasn't even that big of a per-. I mean, he was he's people know we is. Yeah. Not not like Brad Pitt. Yeah. Yeah. Easy. So weird. Yes. So again, it's weird could be his house of cards Gaechter could be him people. I've read people said also kind of like what's going on with Trump right now. So they're like making connections current political things, but then his house of cards character is like vice president. I don't know if he becomes president. But he's also in political things. So it's like so many so many different things. And again, he sounds like Frank Underwood the video like basically as recording this this from yesterday. He oh had seven million nine hundred eighty seven thousand five hundred eighteen views, which is so many where did he post it on like just on YouTube on his own YouTube? Oh, just so weird. It wasn't even on like any other social media. So anything just on YouTube, the video has more views than tickets sold domestically Paddington to I man or widows, and like, you probably can't, you know, YouTube views can be a little misleading. But that's still a punch yet is was he going off on like in the whole thing. What was he saying? I have a quote, it's weird. I wouldn't say he's super direct about what he's talking about. He just kinda starts like we all know what he's talking like just starts rambling on the whole thing is just monologue.
SEC Fines DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather For Illegally Promoting A Fraudulent ICO
"DJ Khallid and Floyd Mayweather didn't say that they are being paid by this company. In order to avoid Meriwether wax. Another fight. Exactly. I mean, he. He has so much turn to a little bit about. Yeah. Just a smidge. And then he was fitting, and he had the SEC SEC even more money. Tom Hanks isn't early talks to play Djupedal in Disney's live at can adaptation of Pinocchio. The director of Paddington is behind this project. Tom Hanks busy next year. He's starting to the World War movie. Greyhound Toy Story four and he's currently filming the Mr. Rogers movie mister Rogers is so busy. I know and lead singer maroon five Adam LeVine says all the innovation in music is happening in hip hop right now. In a new interview with variety Levin said his goal is to make songs that don't sound dated in ten years time. And he says that hip hop is better than everything else. And that rock music is nowhere. And it's like it hasn't even been invited. Much to the NFL in the Super Bowl. I mean because it's in Atlanta, and they don't have an art. I mean, this is convenient timing. But remember they haven't been officially confirmed Super Bowl halftime show and finally bohemian rhapsody a box office mash, but one of the movies big scenes nearly didn't make the cut into Queen stepped in to keep it Brian May says that he and Roger Taylor fought to keep a scene in. Where Freddie Mercury tells the band that he wants to make a solo album may also seen gut wrenching and says it's favorite in the movie, but nearly wound up on the cutting room floor due to time concerns.
Youve seen this movie before
"How did we get to the point where remakes and sequels and all sorts of iterations on existing franchises have become such an incredible percentage of all the entertainment created because I know that they've already existed, but this is twenty-seven seventeen top worldwide grosses at the box office Star Wars, the last Jedi beauty and the beast. The fate of the furious, which is sequel number seventy eight despicable me three Jumanji. Welcome to the jungle that is a sequel Spiderman homecoming, which is either a sequel or reboot it's both depending on depending on which way you want to look at it wolf warrior to number eight guardians of the galaxy volume two shirt number nine Thor ragnarok, number ten wonder woman. Yeah, that's global. That's the top ten movies all of them, a sequel or a reboot or in some cases both. So how did it become what changed in the industry that made this the predominant model rather than just like something that Disney might do every once in a while? There's a Cup. Of arguments. The the first argument is that it is more appealing to a studio to produce an existing property. A new version or sequel to something that people already know because it's easier to sell there's less resistance on every level. It's a thing. If you already know the thing, you're more likely to be interested in the thing. The other argument is that the mid range movie has disappeared which is where you used to see many more original concepts and they're either turning on Netflix now like new films from Nicole hall of center Tamara Jenkins, or what is the mid range movie. It would have been made for somewhere between it used to be twenty to sixty million. Now, it's five to twenty. It would have been a smallish film, usually a character study or historical drama that doesn't have battle scenes is about people in rooms or people in, you know, houses having lives and doing things that don't involve capes or murder and the mid range movie even those of mutated into stuff like bird box. The netflix. Which is opposed to puck elliptic thing. With Sandra Bullock walking through a forest. Blindfolded? Arrival would have been amid range movie actually seem screenwriter. Eric Heiser arrival would have been a mid range movie. But instead, it was a massive studio words contender because of what it turned out to be. But I think when they started it out it was going to be a smaller more intimate project. So those films don't get made anymore because twenty million dollars into a movie will get you maybe sixty or eighty this is the old thinking, and so now if you make a guard Guanzhou in thing that costs a hundred and fifty million unless it tanks so spectacularly that. You know, the studio dies it'll probably pull in half a billion to a billion dollars. Right. It doesn't have to be good. But it has to be safer. Bet has to be recognizable. Exactly. So that's part of it. The hangover was a tiny little movie that then became a monster franchise because it was hit. So they made two more. Now, what am I seeing tooth? Who's maybe is a call or something? And in the olden days, they would have stopped after one. He would have just said, oh, that's really cool. This thing made three hundred million dollars for a everybody likes it. Let's go to the next contest. Do another comedy. Exactly. Let's lunch. Something else. When Bradley Cooper was here. Like six months before he was here for another original project that Jim Carey movie called yes-men, the tanked, and he said like it was insane that that Warner was giving this movie two three completely untested. Like, Bradley Cooper, never had a hit and homes and never had a hit. Nobody news at Calvin. Acas was set a couple of comedy cycles or comedy circles in journalists, and they risk that money on this little movie, which couldn't have cost that much, and it was a massive hit. And then they made two more, and they'll probably reboot it in five years with with. I would assume women because that might be interesting. There have been attempts to do a women's version of the hangover bridesmaids is great rough night. There's a few of those the idea of people behaving badly friend circles getting out of control, they'll they'll reboot the hangover in five years. They'll prob. Rebooted with women because that's a smart move because otherwise you have to. I mean, the the gender thing really helps because you create a new universe that doesn't depend on the demands of the original film, you you can bring, you know, most remakes are very very rooted in the expectations of the audience, right because we all wanna be pandered to we own to see the thing that we liked again. That's the governing principle of entertainment. Now, give me more of the thing. I like I understand exactly why the studios do it. When you lay it out that way on the economics and play why do we consume it? Why is our bar? So low nail it doesn't feel like it was always this way. Well, it probably was we just didn't know it. The the difference is that now instead of knockoffs which used to happen. You know, if there was a smoking abandoned, there'd be ten car movies the next year. If there was rocky there'd be five boxing movies, the next year or or sports movies or a wave of underdogs. Portsmouth is actually what did happen stuff like breaking away. And so on now, we just make more Rockies. Yeah. We we really have another one right now creed to is rocky eight. Away that creed was not rocky seven, which is kind of disappointing. And no one can articulate it. Exactly. But the the answer is it's because it's because creed was the only one that Silvester still didn't right. And he didn't script it. It was somebody else's project. He was used beautifully in it. But when Ryan Kugler wasn't available to come back to Crete to Stallone jumped in and wrote it, and it's a rocky movie now, and I think people should be more disappointed by that than they are. That's the crux of why we want to have this. But they're not conversation because they're not an I made fun of when you said at the beginning of this podcast that there would be another Harry Potter, and who would be cast as another Harry Potter. I will watch that Harry Potter movie or it'll probably actually be a TV show. So that they can do it. Yeah. For Justice over eight years and eight seasons, and whatever God, you could go to school with them in real time home, that's a horrible idea. I would watch. So I I agree that it's a bad idea. But I will consume that content. Why it's because you want to see your idea of what it should be validated. And in the end, we find out that it doesn't matter. If it isn't because nobody can imagine. Everybody's complaining about what a movie isn't. And what it shouldn't be. I mean, that's my job is to say actually this. But I hope that I'm coming at it from a perspective of history, and a sense of you know, why you can make this movie why this movie fails or why this movie's succeeds, and how this argument could be applied to other movies and similar genres. I basically, I I'm there to provide context for why you did or didn't like something. I guess, but as far as the reboot thing goes again, it's safer because the curiosity factor has it clipped everything else people want to know, they want to see what the new superman looks like they want to know what the new joker like Joaquin Phoenix is the joker. But Jared Lido is the joker. Well, that's what happens ledger. Yeah joke. They'll Cesar Romero is the joker or Jack Nicholson as the joker. That's the. That's the point. Right. Like my engagement with the stuff is always. Oh, that's interesting or. Yeah. I've seen that. There's like it's a binary. There's no middle ground. There is no mildly successful remake it either works or it doesn't. And it's because we know what it's supposed to look like is because we've been trained by our own lives to want. This thing the way it was supposed to want to watch new stuff. Oh god. Yes. That's all. I want. I crave it, please. Give me some. But why does so many people? Why would so many people prefer to watch a sequel to something that they already know part of it is that you don't have to invest as much. You already have the backstory you don't need to introduce new things. Or if you do you have to do it in a certain way, fix it feel comfortable Spiderman homecoming is an excellent example of that they turned it into an eighties movie. Yeah. Which makes it simultaneously nostalgic of new in a way that this character doesn't need to be. But it works. It's comforting. And you feel the the youth of the character is because he's never been a kid before Spiderman being in high school before in the movies, but he's a child and Tom Holland's performance. I mean, the the actors in his twenties, but he looks like a kid, and you can root for him that way, and it makes it feel new and by having Tony stark introduce him to the two by having Tony stark introduced into the marvel universe in civil war. It was like extending a hand to the franchise and bring it on. And the fact that I know all of this is nuts because it's a two hour movie. And I shouldn't bring all of this stuff with me to this film. But it's not a reboot. It is the what eighteenth chapter in films. That's been going on for a decade. It's part of a huge thing where we are now culturally. Right. It's not just social media and the internet, although that's a huge part of it is part of the it builds expectation, but it's also the fact that this story has been ongoing, and if you missed one you can probably catch up it's not a big deal unless you missed an adventures or captain America movie where all the characters are together you can dip in and out. But if you've been following it all along, it feels really good to know all this stuff. It feels like you're being accommodated in a way that a remake or a sequel or a franchise is supposed to do it. Doesn't bar new entry, but it rewards ongoing participation in the Harry Potter films did the same thing. I mean, they made one of those a year for eight years, right or the there. They started to stagger them apart after a while. Once it got complicated. They were releasing them every year and a half. I don't remember. But I do remember that I saw all of them. I didn't really like all of them. Did they didn't get good until the third one? And we're at a place now culturally where you can say that about a television show. Well, you have to watch the for six episodes. No, you don't you actually don't. But if you don't you'll miss it. And if everybody's talking about it, they and you want to see it. And if it's a thing that everybody talked about twenty years ago that that little tug is still there. So when fuller house comes back, which is okay. Comfort food at best. Right. It's a remake. It's a it's a new season of a show that people other show that they've brought back which is like there's a list of them. Yeah. Fuller houses. I for me. It's the best example because it's one of those things where when you hear about it. It sounds insane. Why would anyone care? And then you find out exactly how many people do care, which is why it exists, and whether they really wanna see it or just kind of curious about it that doesn't matter as long as they click on it for Netflix. The Netflix has made it worth their while. And we're going to get more of it. And we're going to get more of an and that Spurs the need to make more things come back. So there's a new charmed and there's a new. Do not on Netflix. But it's it's all part of the culture, if you can reboot a TV show, you can make millions of dollars right off the bat and the Handmaid's tale just got a built in audience through its TV show success. And now there's a book sequel Margaret Atwood is writing a Handmaid's tale sequel, which is one of the few things that I'm genuinely interested in because she won't be basing it on the TV series. That's the important part. It will it will still be set in her world. I mean, I don't need the answers to what happens in the Handmaid's tale. It's all in the first book, we know what we need to know about that book was a finished work. And you know, it is because it's been taught in schools for thirty years. Sure. It's a self contained narrative. And if there was one artist in Canada didn't need to follow the two reasons for producing sequels and remakes that you've just outlined, theoretically, it should be Margaret what she can do whatever she wants. She absolutely can. But I can also I can see the testament emerging as a response to the show, but that's me understanding the pull the remake. I would rather just think about it. Myself than have to watch it executed because the odds are won't be the thing that I wanted it to be when beauty and the beast, the stage version came to Toronto I got to go to a preview, and nobody told us that the thing was three hours long that it was a massive reconstruction of an eighty two minute movie. And when the first deviation came which is slightly longer dialogue scene between bell and her father. There was a kid. There was a child very must have been very unsettled up in the mezzanine who started saying, no, no, no, no, no. This isn't it and had to be shushed. And it's like, that's the brain. And that's everybody in these things, you really only want to see the thing you like, and you want more of it. But you don't that? I mean, the kid didn't they could be just wanna beauty, and the b you can give this opportunity this child who I mean, this would have been was after The Lion King. Right. So it was the mid to late ninety s and this childhood only been raised on this movie. That was only, you know at most ten years old, and he didn't want more wanted the same thing. And that's all of us. But we won't admit it. So we're still curious. We're kinda wanna go see what the new thing is if it's the old thing. And if it's not the old thing we want to know, how we can be comforted by whatever it is that we loved about the old thing, and it never occurs to people to just pull out the old thing and watch it again because those are everywhere, and that's that's my objection. And yet when Pete's dragon comes out, or when the Paddington movies come out, and they are beautiful perfect realizations of the spirit of the project, even though they are not the original thing than you do reconnect with the thing you loved about it. And I think it's also very telling that those are projects for children. Yeah. We're all children. Now, we want to be right. Like, isn't that the whole thing? The the lie of the the government is that you want a strong like what what's the argument? The Republicans are the strong father. And the Democrats are the are the nurturing mother, and you can only have one at a time. But we see what is strong father looks like, and it's horrible and we retreat can we want whatever
"paddington" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"I want to i wanna push back though because if you think about how much work the first paddington film does in terms of creating this hermetically sealed universe where this tone thrives yes okay so you get i feel good but mostly these films have timelessness to them stephen you and i've talked a lot about you to end the shrek agnes is of some of these kids films this completely avoids that and in the opening minutes of the first paddington film we get jokes about imperialism and immigration and there is a thin line i want to overstate it but there is a queer component to this storyline there is a queer tone here not just because it's been wish on just because crossdressing there's a there's a outsider otherness that it's kinda playing with in a real way and that is maintained even though it's done in different ways throughout and hugh grant of course plays into some of that as well particularly how artfully i mean like it's remarkable to make a story that's this timeless that also is engaging with elements of britishness that are a whole lot more toxic than we typically think of so i mean like colonialism imperialism are all very present in the establishing story of how you know this bear from darkest peru ends up in england and the way the movie engages with all of that and sincerely brings it into part of the story without necessarily sacrificing this idea that there are some aspects of britishness that like we're right to idealize the narrative that is given to paddington when he arrives at the train station is about the blitz and is about children who were just sent into the country during the blitz of world war two with little name tags on and families just took them in now obviously that's a very sanitized myth and that was much more complicated story.
"paddington" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"To the reunion i was kind of mouth agape in awe of how beautiful that pop up book london scene is in this movie it is so gorgeous i could watch a whole movie of paddington wandering through pop up land something essential about what these movies are doing which is that pop up book is just a macguffin right like it's there to motivate the plot and put various different things into motion it doesn't need to have this just beautiful grace note of scene where paddington is imagining himself reunited with his liguori lost aunt and just showing her on this place she's loved from afar for so long but never been able to visit and to invest that much visual beauty an impact into that book and to put all that emotion in that's what paddington is doing that's extra in the best possible way well on i think you know when we're talking about the tone and the feel of this movie and what this movie is is about it's also just about not only the importance but the actual power of kindness of just kind of this fundamental goodness that this character has that allows him to move through a world that could seem very hostile to him i think that has a cumulative effect that is very beautiful and very sweet now i watched paddington one and paddington to back to back i'd never seen either of them over this past weekend and i was struck by how much better i thought the second one was than the i i liked paddington one i thought it was very sweet but it was like an elevated stuart little sure this kind of animal outside or comes in wreaks havoc you have lots of scenes set to popular songs at one point there was a temporary hits like i feel good by james brown yeah dream weaver and it's not dream weaver at some other seventies era valid but these yeah way way overplayed i mean at one point when you hear i feel good you know you get a sense like okay this is this is this kind of feel the hand of some studio right you're saying oh we need to we need to punch this up right and so i felt like the first one was an elevated studio kids movie the second one does away with a lot of that music increases the amount of calypso.
"paddington" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Yeah actually paddington and shape of water both star sally hawkins as somebody who befriends an animal and they're both movies have scenes where a bathroom fills up with water to its seal right and given that the water was out in my apartment intermittently for much of the weekend just like all the waterstone's in both the paddington movies were really a little unkind yeah you got all six british actors in then lean that consider capacity brendan gleeson joanna lumley tom conti playing judge gerald biggleswade so right on the nose jim broadbent julie walters hugh bonneville i mean it's it's so british so british all right margaret give me your thoughts on the paddington world fell i had not watched these movies until i got the assignment from you guys but i was really curious about them because of nominee on twitter that my friend katherine pointed out which is it was impossible to tell film twitter's sarcastic tweets about the greatest showman apart from it's absolutely sincere tweets of praise about paddington to in january philly two weeks very disorienting we couldn't figure out which was the internet's rebecca black or the internet's carly rae jepsen and much like curly ray jepson i am now a permanent evangelist for paddington these are so perfect it was a real emotional attack on me because i just moved out of a place i've lived in for ten years and so all of the stuff about home and finding a home in needing a home was just like almost too melancholy for me to look at directly kind of had to watch the movies and fifteen minute bursts and just give myself emotional break promotional breaks from paddington to okay look.
"paddington" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Omnibus petting tom nervous since the first paddington movie came out honestly i did not have you pegged as a paddington stan tell me what gets you about these movies well i mean first of all a i got layers be you mentioned in the in the pre talk we did a little bit about how wes anderson these films are and certainly in terms of visual composition that is very very true there's also a tone thing i think essentially the thing that makes these films for me even though they are cute twee and charming and disarming is that there is an essential abiding britishness about every frame of this movie which means there is a slight thread of sardonic nature going through the film's not too much to tip it into actual darkness but it's always there i mean these films come from paul king is the director and co writer he's from the muddy bouche hamish mccall the name right there's a tip you up who co wrote the first film is from mr bean simon farner be again these names co wrote this film also appears in both films as a bury the creepy security guy everything about these films has a kind of rides this very important line of just keeping it from being so cloying in sweet that it that just tips over there's a restraint here an essential abiding rigor of britishness that i love yeah i mean the the cast to sort of round out the cast i mean this family that adopts paddington is sally hawkins effervescent is last seen in delicto flagrant with some sort of amphibious gentle beast in shape of water grinding nemo as i've heard it called on twitter.
"paddington" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Support for this podcast comes from sunshine the drink that's a hard to describe harmony of flavor function and feeling find the pick me up that tastes like sunshine in a store near you or visit drink the sunshine dot com to brian the day when paddington to came out back in january many of us were too caught up in a ward season to pay attention to a kind little animated bear but those of us who saw paddington to couldn't stop recommending that's because while they certainly work as kitty fair the paddington films have a lot more going on they're more like the babe movies than say alvin and the chipmunks so now that paddington to is available for streaming at home we thought we'd catch up with the gentle and disarmingly funny paddington universe i'm glen weldon and i'm stephen thompson we're talking paddington to on this episode of pop culture happy hour so don't go away support for this npr podcast and the following message come from weeks dot com a web platform for creating your own professional website with wicks whether it's your first time creating a website or your longtime pro you can do it yourself shoes from hundreds of stunning templates were start from scratch with dragon dropped technology and powerful web features join over one hundred twenty five million people already using wigs to create their own websites goto w i x dot com to create yours today so what will you create welcome back with us this week to talk about paddington to his writer and film critic chris clinic i chris i feeling gentlemen disarming steven nice as always coming to us from boston from the appointment tv podcast in the two bossy dame's newsletter margaret h willison hello margaret hi guys it's good it's good to hear your voice again good to have you back so to give a quick plots and apsis for those who are not plugged into the paddington universe i've got i've got this written down okay so there's this bear okay so paddington is a bear he's been adopted by family in london in paddington to he gets accused of stealing a rare book and winds up in jail now you're completely caught on the paddington universe glenn you have been clamoring for us to have a padding.
"paddington" Discussed on See You Next Wednesday
"So like a like a a train near like a stone yeah uh rule of bottle in a boat near a girl the body of a we'll get through it oh my god what can train i off will get through it so paddington two directed by paul king of paddington one previously and the mighty bouch previously earlier than that it takes a bear to catch a thief is the tagline paddington now happily settled with the brown family and a popular member of the local community picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect prison for his aunt lucy's one hundred th birthday only for the gift to be stolen uh paddington is voiced by ben wishaw and this film also star sally hawkins julie waters hugh grant brendan gleason uh peterka pal d and more um and as obvious to listeners is a sequel to paddington one which was a well liked movie around these parts successful yes um i just a door paddington uh i love the first movie was just such a surprise because the posters and the trailers really didn't sell it uh it was a lot of just like he's on the stairs there's water and no man in her and so now this this one uh i was fully on board in advance not like pants and one which was such a surprise so i was very excited to see this film um and very happy to see it 'cause i loved it.
"paddington" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Actually think he's cute there's a dog in the movie a chihuahua that is frightening to me the computeranimated chihuahua looks like when it looks like the pet to one of your leman dull but the book paddington i think looks kinda cute tell his his features are so fierce this like the my little ponies of today and that he needs mutant ninja turtles i'm i'm used to a softer paddington bear so when i see this rodent looking one it's kind of hard to get past and i wanted to the rose mayor because he is a real bear and it is not a stuffed bear come to life idler left the other day right exactly so maybe i just see too our wait till i can rented or buy it and i will watch the paddington bear with the nephews in these remember everyone alatas prefers a softer paddington the knows this probably scary appointee knows the who pointy i get it works brown take another gander people are really liking it some you know way you do you i am actually i'm really happy because you know what i think part of this also is this is a uplifting happy movie think about the landscape of movies and tv shows right now it's down endeavour and rapi now it's you know this is a happy bear hulu accidentally put the red sock in the laundry cute it's made still in their gas well you know would also is happy it's time to gives dumping away everybody dongah claimed is standing by we're giving away a poor poor the core another four pack of ticket bolger's to see the children cleaner company during its production from january 23rd to march march the about yours.
"paddington" Discussed on Double Toasted
"A dick yes but not not paddington paddington he's not edgy paddington is just sweet pennington is disco where you know he's wells characters that that you like it saa's it reminds me of a rocky balboa in because rocking that movie he just a a guy he's a sweet guy who wants to do right by everybody and no matter how much people insult him he just takes it and just moves on and thereby let likes a character like that exact can who can be not phase and just remain who they are no matter how much they are attacked a look down on your agree with that man and that's what padded right there you know no matter how much shit utah to padded paddles boom be cool healing laying on make me maher paddington is so call 'em so nice paddington shouldn't even be alive he should be day air man hadn't should walk in a raw neighborhood and say the wrong bank that's the thing about patent pending always says the wrong bang and somehow looked is manned by god let me say this big company and every time either that or he says the right thing that make somebody may i was going to kill you but now you say that come on oh no no it paddington it is almost dead in pusan reasoning he just looks out and paddington is in jail patten to sue be dead by now pending in fact pet when patten and went to jail he said at bayan even a brennan police took the fuck out this but i love that.
"paddington" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Let's go ahead and get into some reviews it tonight now may we sir thank you the great harry has spoken are speaking to a harry we got lebedko about their name a parish owes no no no no not bad when as own barikot i'm talking about paddington you know paddington is the rare talking bear from darkest peru found him the found his way to london and everybody was thinking reknown young dark peru which savage as you're very polite for being from a very dark and dangerous place what over to london was so polite got adopted by a welltodo from british family and they said you know what he can stay black dentistry got to go with his back against the yen on it and reeling i can understand because paddington is it's hard to not like paddington and in this new movie that we have repaired it can simply call paddington too it's it's terrible to see what happens to him because in this when he does wasn't getting oh my god in this when he just wants to get a nice gift for his art lucy who has never seen london before and he says he raised me so nicely that i want to do something really good for her and i got no money flyers over here but i can get a book with pictures of london in it she's a bear shingle noted if he has on a all wise as good as a picture book he just looked at this as good as real thing right.
"paddington" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Either that or he says the right thing that make somebody ah i was gonna kill you but now you say that come on oh no no it paddington is almost dead emphasize on reasoning he just looks out manhattan paddington is in jail bannon to suit be dead by now pending in fact pet when patten and went to jail he set up in even a brennan blazel i took the fuck i just i love that sea brennan gleason your big old brandon police impediment comes in there and made the in the jail people that his invade they don't like him for this them like hey you know what you saw mass traditional male talk to him tell them how much you don't like the pook brennan gleason like what i just wondered if i could have a quick word about the food send them kuhn can we want to on oh no i i wouldn't say complain both that's a shame because i just love it when people can play really oh yeah oh well in his very griffey king and lumpy and as for the brit lead i say'more anybody else would be dead some for some reason peddling got karma bucks that he's all where it occasion and a lot do love their seen right there because from that point on where it goes to again talking about how this movie doesn't create a new territory you can't predict whereas going in but the creative levels that they take it you don't see roy well even as he is fond just the the anticipation of how blend of printing gleason is going to react like oh shit it's coming.
"paddington" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Beer the all s q in knows all book is asking here it's a it's a it's a call back to a joke they make in the first when again our member i'm glad you brought that up because like guards i did not see the first paddock before going to see this in good martin was like hey you're the netherlands go check it out so when watched it and a lot of the stuff they do here is done in the first movie but i believe in mind it because everything that happened he was like you can either updated i put a little twisted they have different enough to where it it felt like something new year know exactly right man exactly right and in on the other thing is that is paddington as we said paddington is almost like the central character who you choose not to change because paddington is the reason why you can't modernize paddington is because paddington was never edgy rod give you the chipmunks of chipmunks you know they were they were always pop culture even an original causing a pop songs i can understand and netted even the originally the leaks album was kind of a dick yeah exactly but not not paddington paddington he's not edgy paddington is just sweet pennington is this co where you know he's those characters that that you like it sized it reminds me of a rocky balboa in because rocking that movie he says the i got he's a sweet guy who wants to do right by everybody and no matter how much people insult him he just takes it his moves on everybody looked like the character like that exact exacting who can be not phase and just remain who they are no matter how much they are attacked a look down on your agree with that man and that's what padded and right there you know no matter how much shit you talked at paddington patten will be cool healing all make me maher paddington is so call 'em so nice patten shouldn't even be alive he should be day yeremin man had or should walk in the raw neighborhood and say the wrong bank that's the thing about patent pending always says the wrong bang and somehow looked as men bye goddamn you sayed is big again company in every.
"paddington" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Yes but i think i'm just missile being emotional right just thinking about it so hell's happened he says hugging and say a hug and i'm pretty sure there is a scene where that happens in the country baz that didn't make me i can broken person i think what it is i mean first of all is the best waking up after being unconscious seen since how to train your dragon which i think is also quite but it's i think it's it's thoughts sense that paddington can't lets himself believe it until it actually happens i mean article couch was killed up about the sba come into loss of growth of gross and questions for them the best not address probably woodward the question which is how does she gotta lifted here they they fill abdulaye call it collected money end and then the colonel cold in his buddy at the air force here all right all they explain ever all of us oria a cable my questions of have been offset by the philippine coast vizi weeping it's possible it was the point of a sport especially related to people's minds at rest every day this is this is such a lovely film i think it ends on a obc perfect note with with putting insane to simply happy birthday endless oh my god i'm and it's just it's amazing amazing contrast to again we talked with this with with a farm to be being king sound like a listers but the juxtaposition of patent and beat an actual horrible peril which really dark in this film when their moments in the first movie with nicole kidman trying to kill him yeah and i remember watching the first movie i think maybe the third time is on the cinema and the more he's calling up the the chimney mission impossible style with this sort of fucking clarity vacuum and he falls i will never forget this like a young girl may be six or seven just yelled out oh no he's going.
"paddington" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Eric chasecounterchase sequence i'm key talk about that decision to corporate sound like that into a kid's movie because it it feels like the level of jeopardy in parliament to was decreased from the first movie he did yet a bad guy he wasn't trying to kill paddington and then suddenly here comes the sequence we wanted it it it's a funny thing during a sequel as useful to feel that you've kind of you've made a sort of a long trader and away with the first films go you're going to get the know action adventure ssim comedy some slapstick some emotion and you sort of need to sort of the desert degree of delivering on what people have come to see but we didn't really want to sort of start with a villain he was setting out to him gets paddington from from day one because it would have felt like we were just going through the same beats and we have through felt that was going to be very difficult kind of shape to sustain without just feeding like we'd reset the first film or his next bosnia wants to stuff paddington who found that relating this so we started talking about a snowball and also because a lot of our favorite paddington stories are a very small and it's uniting together the barbara's paddington puts up deckchairs what's happening and so and we didn't want to kind of not have those bits in its but because of the sort of shape at the film he starts in these already in winter garden since a useful approach and have they things quite early on and we try to do this thing where it starts very gently all he wants to do is buys on these yet yes hundredth birthday present how wrong can it go.