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A Song For Peace
"This is the story of a song that is in a way the story of this country in the spring of Nineteen, sixty-nine at a sidewalk cafe on Richmond Street tucked in from the corner of Dizengoff. Street in Tel Aviv a twenty four year old poet named Yakov or Janka wrote Blit met a twenty five year old musician and arranger named yet year Rosenbloom and the two men became friends the cafe was called California and the. Place, itself said something about the people who made a habit of spending their days especially, their long nights there. The first thing to know about Cafe California is what it wasn't just one hundred and twenty five meters up Dizengoff was a legendary Bohemian cafe called carseat. It had been in operation since nineteen, thirty five, and since then it was the place where you can find some of Jewish palestines and then Israel's greatest poets and writers. On Alterman and Lebron's Sean Ski. Lay. Goldberg. Alexander Penn great writers who had been young and who grew old drinking coffee in the afternoon and vodka in Iraq at night at the simple spare tables of cassette alongside these luminaries in the nineteen sixties. New Generation staked claims at the table, the actor or. The singer Oregon Stein the architect Yaakov wreck there and many others cafe California was not seat from its vantage half of long block away even the young people at seat where old carseat was yesterday's Bohemia California was today's Cafe California was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, nine by a man named Ab Netanyahu who was only thirty two. Then that had lived a good deal of life. Netanyahu was born in nineteen twenty seven in the southwest corner of what is now Iran in a place called Abedin on the Persian Gulf just. Across the border from Bosra not far from Kuwait at six he was sent to board at Saint. Mary's a Jesuit School in Mumbai where you had an aunt, his parents abandoned. Persia. For India when he was twelve at sixteen and Nineteen, forty three, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Indo British Air Force in time after he trained to watch the Second World War wind down at twenty one he came to fight in Israel's war of independence and never left taking a job as an El Al pilot when he was decommissioned. It was with a few restless L. Buddies that Netanyahu opened cafe. California soon, it was filled with the city's young wannabe writers, directors and poets the people most eager to knock from their sinecures the city's old writers, directors, and poets who argued and held forth at carseat. Ab Thanh was a magnet for Bohemians and he came alive when he was with Bohemians, their company produced in him at once a sense of satisfaction. He had found his people but also a sense of restlessness eighty, nine ton was in constant search of his next Gig in nineteen sixty five he ran for Knesset advice of a friend who worked in PR he pledged that if he was elected, he would fly to Egypt to meet with General Nasser to seek peace after he failed to win a seat in parliament, he anyway bought a nineteen twenty seven steer. Men by playing that, he named piece one on February twenty, eighth nineteen, sixty six, he took off and flying low to avoid Israeli radars he landed in Port Saieed the Egyptians sent him back the next day Nassar had refused to see him back home a retired David Ben Gurion told reporters that not tons trip was an event of moral and political importance and quote pope. Pious gave him a medal of peace and Robert Kennedy and Bertrand Russell sought out his company not much later the notion took hold of Natanz, that music held the key to altering. Israeli. In the summer of Nineteen Sixty Nine AB NATANZ bought a Dutch cargo ship named MVP SEATO MVP stands for motor vessel and he rechristened it the MVP piece from Holland he sailed to New York to raise money and set up a shipboard radio station. His plan was to anchor in the Mediterranean outside territorial waters of Egypt and Israel and broadcast songs of peace that might open the minds of Israelis any. Alike his sojourn to New York stretched biblically three years would pass before he returned with ship in good repair with mixers, turntables, ABC cartridge machines, reel to reel tape machines, and fifty kilowatt transmitter to help not on- by what he needed John. Lennon. And Yoko Ono signed hundreds of posters of the two of them in bed in Amsterdam their famous bet in which not on sold to raise money for audio equipment. John Lennon also offered not time yet. Rolls. Royce grads to sell at auction, but the practical impediments of shipping the grand car stymied the business, the carpenters, Johnny Mathis and other musicians recorded for non promotional clips in praise of peace. Not an idea was that new music might open minds in Israel Egypt. The station eventually began to broadcast in nineteen seventy-three as the voice of peace
Prince of Persia VR Escape Room Announced by Ubisoft
"There is going to be a prince of Persia VR. Escape Rem I don't honestly fully understand how this works, but I got excited today. When I saw people sharing screen shots from a new game called Prince of Persia, the dagger of time, but was surprised that it was being shared so casually. You'd think new Prince of Persia with inspire more excitement, but then I looked into it a bit more and realized the screen shots were being shared for Prince of Persia VR escape Rome experience, which is very strange and interesting, but certainly less exciting than a new prince of Persia. Persia game proper I'm going to read the whole description for this thing from its website. It's a long, but I think it answers most of the questions I had about it Prince of Persia. The dagger of time is a virtual reality escape game set in the world of Prince of Persia which enables you to experience time control. You will be able to experience something impossible in real life to slow stop or even rewind time. Quick aside here I think we've done a pretty good job slowing down time to a stop over the course of the last few months so. You can't experience in real life. Continuing the dagger of time takes place in the setting of the Prince of Persia Trilogy Sands of Time Warrior. Within the two thrones, players are summoned to the fortress of time by Kyle, Lena to stop an evil magic. Kylian restores and gives the dagger of time to the players, so they can reach the hourglass shaped and use it to stop the Maj I, and then another quick aside. There's this'll asterisk there that I thought was funny. Because down at the bottom of the page, it says you do not need to have played any of the previous Prince of Persia Games in order to enjoy the dagger of time. I just thought it was funny that they felt like they had to specify that continuing again. The dagger of time is an experienced built around cooperation between players of all ages to achieve shared goal. Collaboration is essential. You cannot succeed without your teammates. Being able to listen and communicate effectively is absolutely key to success in the game to three or four players team up to find a way out of a re-imagined. re-imagined fortress of time to succeed, they need to work together and solve puzzles. The puzzles will require players to interact with objects in their vicinity climb and use certain powers such as the time control. I've got a link to the website and the show notes, and though it doesn't have a release, date does show all kinds of places all over the world where you will apparently be able to play it. During this age of pandemic I. Don't know when I would actually get a chance to check this thing out, but if it's near me. And if it's safe, I will seek it out I. Want to try it I do wish it was just a new Prince of Persia game, or at the very least a VR Prince of Persia game that I play on Oculus at home, but you know this is. Nothing I gas.
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
Amazon's free-to-play hero shooter 'Crucible' arrives May 20th
"Amazon unveils. Crucible a free to play hero shooter. Amazon has been flirting with becoming a game developer. For years it is always hiring notable game developers to work on something but we haven't really seen the fruits of those laborers until now crucible comes from relentless studios a developer. That is part of Amazon Games and it is a free to play hero shooter that is releasing on. May
10 Trivia Questions from a Confidence Round
"Leaner it be and welcome to another episode of the Trivia with Buds podcast. I'm your host Ryan Buds. Thanks for checking out my show and thank you guys so much for spreading the word during this quarantine about this little show. We have eight hundred episodes to listen to. So it's great for binging. You can take a couple episodes a couple of topics and you can quiz each other. You could battle against people that you're stuck in a house with and hopefully could have a good time passing the time. There are just so many different topics we've done on the show in the past things like marine biology and shopping malls and soft drinks and cooking terms. I'm just trying to think of stuff we've done there so many different topics literally inundate. You could make probably done it at this point. And even the uber specific things like Ace Ventura when Nature Calls Trivia. I think we've done that so just give it a search any topic. You're looking for go on Google and type in Trivia with buds in that topic and you should come across a link or to of Podcast episodes that. We've done shout out to my podcast hosting service. Lipson which has never faltered in all the years. I've used it. I think I've been using it for over three years. People ask me from time to time. What is my hosting plan? How much do I pay all that? Good stuff so I thought I'd share that with you. I think I pay twenty nine ninety nine a month thirty dollars a month for six hundred megabytes of storage and I've been using Lipson for that since the very beginning and the way I found them was just searching best. Podcast host read a few articles. saw some different podcasts. That I listen to that use Lipson and I said okay. I'll go with that so I started off at a smaller megabyte storage level and I moved up when I started the show daily to a little bit of a higher level so that answer that question for anybody who's thinking about starting their podcast. I do trust and believe in Lipson. Check them out. Lipson DOT COM for all the hosting plans. I think you could do it for as little as five bucks a month or six bucks a month so give it a gander. I think they're going to be a lot of podcasts. That start over this quarantine over this downtime. Because people are just sitting around at home going What should we do? Should we start a podcast? Maybe we should. We got plenty of time to do so. And you know along with binging shows that might be great pairing. This might be the Father Brown. Podcast era people watching the show. Father Brown and talking about it on a podcast. Maybe I should do that. I wonder if there's a father Brown podcast if there is someone link it to me on social media at Ryan Buds. Maybe I'll start listening. I do like that. Show all right guys. We're going to jump into today's episode. It is a competence round ten totally random questions that I used to close at my life. Trivia nights last week and by last week live Trivia Nights. I mean just at home. Because they were all cancelled from the lockdown but I am still making these different trivia nights every week going forward so you can download all of the questions to play at home if you WanNa do like a bunch of random rounds like we do at night. Go TO TRIVIA WITH BUDS DOT COM and. Click the link the very top of the website. There's an ice banner that tells you how to download it. How To play instructions rules scoreboard answer? She could print out the whole Shebang so go check that out. We're going to jump into these ten random questions right here. We go all right. It's a confidence around. You're not on your answers. Ranking them one through ten ten is the highest ones the lowest and here we go number one. What nineteen eighty nine computer game? Features the clicking of square boxes to reveal numbers of nearby explosives number. One Thousand Nine Hundred. Eighty Nine. Computer game features. The clicking of square boxes to reveal numbers of nearby explosives number one question number two. What cheese is typically used on a Reuben Sandwich number two what cheese is most typically used on a Reuben Sandwich number two number three which? Us states two letter. Abbreviation is first alphabetically number. Three which states two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically. Question number four which nation was called Persia until nineteen thirty five number four which nation was called Persia until nineteen thirty. Five question number five coming at you. What announcer who started his career in? Nineteen eighty-two is famous for his catchphrase. Let's get ready to rumble number five. What announcer who started his career in nineteen eighty two is famous for his catchphrase? Let's get ready to rumble. Question number six. What nine hundred ninety one movie featured characters named Evelyn Couch and mini thread? Good number six one thousand nine hundred one movie featured characters named Evelyn Couch and mini thread number seven. The band looking glass had a hit seventy song. About what girl's name number seven? The band looking glass had what seventy song about a girl's name question number eight in the NFL? How many yards is the penalty for delay of game for offense defense or special teams number eight in the NFL? How many yards is the penalty for delay of game for offense defense or special teams question number nine? Those hladik Z L. O. T. Y. Is the currency of what country does. Lodhi is the currency of what country and question number ten to close out this quiz what. Wwe Wrestler is known as the rated R superstar number ten what wwe wrestler is known as the rated R superstar. Those are all your questions for the quiz. Remember you right now. Your answers rank them. One through ten ten is the highest the lowest each number one time in your ranking process. Right down all the answers I then. After each one of them you can write a little bubble and put ten or nine eight or seven all the way down to one. Whatever you right next your answer is how many points you would award yourself if you get it right if you want to self score this at home. It's out of fifty five possible points and we'll be back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to confidence round Trivia. Guys this was a tough one. There were some tough tough questions hidden. In this episode's hopefully you came up with all the correct answers. Here's number one. What nineteen eighty nine computer game features the clicking of square boxes to reveal numbers of nearby explosives? The answer there was minesweeper minesweeper. I mean that game I never to this day. I don't know how to play. Minesweeper is just kind of click around and hope that a box wouldn't explode and I'd see the numbers and I'd be like Oh cool four three one two and I would just keep clicking. I didn't really understand what the hell those things meant. And maybe you do and maybe I'm just adult as they say but I still don't understand minesweeper. Someone explained it to me number two. What cheese is typically used on a reuben sandwich that is Swiss cheese Swiss cheese although I have gotten munster on a ruben before Swiss cheese they mostly put on their number three states? Two letter? Abbreviation is first alphabetically. This was a question of the day recently. A couple episodes ago I think and popped up again. Here this is Alaska Aka AK Alabama is next. But that's a l so that comes K. L. Yeah that comes next number. Four which nation was called Persia until nineteen thirty five that is Iran Iran number five. What announcer who started his career? Nineteen ninety-two is famous for his catchphrase. Let's get ready to rumble. That was Michael Buffer Michael. Buffer number six nineteen ninety-one movie features characters named Evelyn couch in any thread. Good Fried Green to make this number. Six Fried Green tomatoes number six number seven demand looking glass had hit seventy song. About what girl's name it was brandy and then in parentheses. You're a fine girl. If you wanted to put the full title but Brandy worked just fine number eight in the NFL. How many yards is the penalty for delay of game for offense defense or special teams five yards number eight five yards and number nine? This Lodhi is the currency of Poland Poland number ten what. Wwe Wrestler is known as the rated R superstar. That is edge. You think you know me know me. You think you know me number. Ten edge is going to be returning to Wrestlemainia this year for a sold out crowd of zero because they are doing wrestlemainia in the performance center. I think that's what I read. And there should be no audience which is going to be sad and weird and probably not the big return. He thought it would be but hey the world is upside down right now. An edge is still wrestling. So those are your answers guys. Those were the answers to the confidence around. I hope you had a fun time playing along with today's
Floppies: The Disks that Changed the World
"Jordan Montana is a pack rat. He's the creator of games like karate and the Prince of Persia and he meticulously saved everything along the way journals sketches and storyboards all of it so it came as a bit of a shock to him when he couldn't find something he'd saved and that something was a pretty big deal back in two thousand two magner was working on Prince of Persia the sands of time. The programmers wanted to add the classic version of the game to their playstation two update as an Easter Egg. So they asked him for the original source code but when magner looked in his archives he couldn't find it. He searched everywhere the source code that he'd written on his old apple to the cody was positive. He saved had vanished fast forward. Ten years mechanisms. Dad is cleaning house and buried at the back of a closet is a ratty looking shoebox holding a bunch of dusty old three and half inch floppy disks one is labeled Prince of Persia Source Code Copyright Nineteen eighty-nine and in brackets in all caps. The word original the long lost code found at last it had sat in that box for a quarter century before being unearthed like some archaeological discovery. But this was two thousand twelve. How would he be able to get it off? Those old discs and with the data still be intact. Was it in fact too late to save his work saving our work these days? It often happens. Automatically with programs regularly pushing stuff into the cloud. We don't worry about manually savings anymore. In fact a whole new generation doesn't even know what that save icon represents side note. It is not a vending machine but for many decades saving storing and transferring. Our data had to be done using some physical media when the personal computing revolution took off which we heard about in our last episode on the Altar Eight hundred. There was one piece of technology that became synonymous with saving the floppy disk. It seems so simple. Now but floppies change the course of our history because they helped turn microcomputers into personal computers. I'm surrounded Barak and this is command. Line Heroes Unoriginal podcast from that HAP. Let's put a pin in Jordan Lechner's floppy disk discovery for a moment. Welcome back to it first. Though I want to learn how the floppy disk was born in the first place and how it became such a crucial part of the TECH WORLD FOR ALMOST FORTY YEARS. Our first stop eighteen ninety. Before electronic computers existed there were electrical mechanical computing devices and the method forgetting data in and out of them was through punchcards the size of a dollar bill when electrons computers came along in the fifties. Ibm standardized those punch cards with eighty and twelve roads. A punched hole would form one type of character. No whole meant another for a long while. Those Punch cards were the main method for data input but handling hundreds of cards for bigger. More complex programs was hugely cumbersome. There had to be a better way to save and transfer information next up paper tape which came along in the nineteen fifties to hear how paper tape played a central role in the origin of personal computing. Listen to our last episode. Paper tape had the same punched hole method of reading data as punch cards. Because it's all one tape. No one had to worry about getting cards mixed up it could carry more. Data was much faster to us but as many computers grew in capacity they needed more and more tape to store programs like punch cards. Paper tape eventually met its limit. Enter MAGNETIC TAPE. The key ingredient was mylar a tough flexible material coated with magnetic oxide to make the tape recordable nine tracks could store up to one hundred seventy five megabytes per tape. That was a big deal in fifties and sixties magnetic tape drives of ten and a half inch. Wheels became standard issue for businesses. But the problem take is that it's great for moving large chunks date of one place to another. It's really hard to search on them to find anything in particular when we would install software on our mini computers in mainframes using tate. But it really wasn't that good for anything small and portable or if we wanted to do anything interactive on our with our data that Stephen Vaughan Nichols contributing editor at CBS interactive sure. Magnetic tape could store a lot more data. He was too big and swallow. It was only practical for the mainframe world really again. There had to be a better way and that better way came along in Nineteen fifty-six when launched its very first decide drive the IBM three fifty disk storage unit. It was a component of the three or five ramic mainframe computer a machine that filled an entire room. Here's Dave Bennett. A former IBM disk and storage product engineer. There was storage in core memory. In fact the disk storage device of which ramic was the first was a storage device that permitted random access to give on record as opposed to a tape. Drive interesting thing. That disk drive. Almost didn't see the light of day because it threatened. Ibm's punch-card business but the project was eventually approved. Problem was the drive contained. Discs made of solid metal ramic literally. Wait a ton it had to be moved with forklifts and transport it by large cargo. Not the most convenient storage method but out of that came a better solution of a floppy disk was originally developed for new need and the reason was that there was an intermediate kind of storage originally. There was a computer code and then there was the computer memory. The working memory but with system three sixty there was a new class of memory in between which they called firmware and in system three sixty there was unique technology for the firmware in various forms it was either a special kind of punched card or there was a thing called. Transformer read only storage but the new need was the desire to go from these technologies two semi conductor technology in the days when semiconductor technology was volatile. That means that the memory in semiconductors went away when the power was removed so there had to be a way of recharging bringing the program back into that memory when the power was restored for loading what was called a micro program or that intermediate memory and the need for such a device is what caused the development of the floppy disk dryer so in nineteen sixty seven. A small team of engineers led by David. Noble started developing an inexpensive system for loading those micro-programmes into mainframe computers. The code name for their project was Minna. Noble personally went through all the things that he could think of including various forms of punched cards including use of tape cassettes. And I don't know what else he went through but he hit on the idea of using an inexpensive form of this based on a flexible disc very inexpensive read only mechanism. The Minnow team wanted to be able to mail their micro-programme to various locations. That needed to load it. So the product for sending that program around had to be durable enough to fly through the mail without having its data damaged some kind of casing now what they actually had to do. In order to make it maleable was they decided to put it in a plastic container that was fairly rigid and they would actually read and write the disk while. I was inside of this plastic container like an envelope of plastic envelope. And when you have a coating on a disk and a rigid head you're going to have where and when you have where you have where particles and the problem they had was that as the were particles built up it's kind of caused an avalanche effect. The particles would act as additional abrasive. And then pretty soon with the particles being loose in there. You're where the recording track out and didn't work anymore. So a really smart guy that was on that program men name. Her Thomson came up with a plan that was based on a household dusting fabric that three m soul to housewives for dusting their furniture and he put a sheet of that in there between the envelope and the disk and that material picked up the were particles and they embedded themselves in that fabric and prevented the avalanche effect and really saved the
Fiat Chrysler finds new merger partner in Carlos Tavares
"French carmaker. PSA which owns Pirjo and Fiat Chrysler. Automobiles it's Italian American rival have agreed to pursue a merger that would create the world's fourth largest carmaker and reshape the ultimate of sector. I'm here with a motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell. And we're joined down the line by David Kayhan in Paris to discuss the merger. Hi Guys Peter Tell us first why these super super mergers have been considered at the moment. What's the rationale behind them earn? What's the most notable recent mergers in the sector so call makers of facing stresses from a lot of a different direction at the moment? They're facing falling sales in the facing the need to invest in some quite expensive new technologies electric cars. They need to sell to the C O talks across Europe and China as well as driverless vehicles and other such technologies that looking at now. What are these things cost money? And it makes very little sense for all of the world's carmakers call makers independently to spend the billions and billions that they need to develop this technology. It's much more sensible for them to tie up. A great proponent of this theory was Sergio Marconi the late former chief executive of fit cruiser who oversaw the merger between Fiat and Chrysler itself. WHO said the comic is need to tie up in order to avoid duplication teaching the list massive spending that they have to make? It's just too much cash. They need to splash right. So what are the relative strengths of the Fiat group. Compared to pressure so both companies are incredibly complementary geographically Peugeot exists almost entirely in Europe asam stuff outside Europe. But it's very very strong strong in Europe. Fat Chrysler despite being called fat is in fact predominantly in North America organization. Almost all of its profits. Come from selling pick-up trucks and very large. SUV's in the North North American region. It owns the ram heavy truck brand it ends jeep globally Lens Africa and Maserati and so for these companies they complement each other geographically and and what PSA has shown with its takeover of Opal which owns Fox hole in the last few years is that this is a company that can manage scale in European mass mass manufacturing so it already owns a number of volume brands in Europe. It audience Persian and sit. Trinidad's open phones Vauxhall. You would add to that fat if this merger went ahead head. And they've already showed that they can make these efficiencies of scale work within a single region within Europe which would be an advantage but PSA really although it's had an incredible Rana that's very profitable. Its growth is sort of come to an end really needs to try and push into North America which has plans to do unto its own steam and it really needs a serious premium. AM nameplate a merger with fair crews which is very strong in North America and has offer may a massive rati and jeep brings that I say so David John Elkin. WHO's the one of Italy's Agnelli families? The Italian billionaire behind axle which controls Fiat Chrysler and also the brains behind the proposed merger but his his attempt to do a similar deal with Renault early. This year failed at this plenty of examples of failure here. What happened there? Why did I go wrong? Defensive Him you ask really. FCA In parallel talks with Reynaud and Persia for quite a while but particularly since the start of the year. What people have told us that the whole time? They're in these as talks. They actually wanted runner. That was number one target. But I didn't know that so Iran may the news was given to the profoundly particular and generally that they were going to go over a nice over a good the only problem from. Sei's point of view. Is that across the table from the Reynolds argest shareholder was the French state. You might know that Renos found itself in a particular situation with its Japanese partner Nissan. And what the French state said was at Notre for the merger to go ahead. They wanted the explicit it consent agreement approval of Japan. They walked away. It was like ten days. The whole thing collapsed. It was a drama France. Tickets blamed by some sides if you took the French state on background they say maybe the deal wasn't as good for Renos. It could have been directing normal shareholder but either way John alcon sure. The French date didn't like what it was doing walked away dramatically and that leads us to PSA so would perjures Kosta virus preach batter partner. Do you think it depends. I mean I would cautiously say yes. Tavarez is a big personality big. Co elkhound is buying in is a guy who's not. It's going to take a backseat in any way he's going to be a CEO in charge driving strategy and Alcon will be classic chairman. You'd imagine it's kind of return to demark relationship. He had before maybe it was something. We didn't think he was totally on board. With an part of the reason he went Reynaud but where the project is definitely at nicer fit for FCA. Is that the French state is far less hands on this company. It has a shareholding but in Reynaud you could say that the French state is more like a family company shareholders. Huge emotional ties. It's the largest shareholder as well in Persia. It's a much more traditional shareholder it doesn't lockinge stakes. It's the joints are shareholder shareholder with both the Persian family and China's Dongfang. So you can see why it might be a better partner. Yes so notice. That are lex pages. Describe cried Mr Tavarez's quadri-lingual what kind of big personality is he. What kind of figure does he cut in the car? Industry globally so taveras is renowned and as one of the most capable executives across the automotive industry. If you look at his track record is performance. He came into Persia when they will almost bankrupt. He oversaw sore huge turnaround at the company then bought Opel. This was a company that General Motors couldn't make money out of twenty years. They turned that around in very short order and yet at the same time he doesn't have the gigantic room. Filling ego of some of the other executives in the auto industry would be more akin to traveling head of state when they it went overseas. Savar as who is a cost cutter to the core when he comes to the UK to visit the Vauxhall plant at Luton flies into Luton on EasyJet buys is is sandwiches in the corner shop before getting in a taxi to go over to the plant in his better than eight. Uneasy gentleman with US possibly explanation. But it's also true that he really has a way a of identifying with the ground level workforce as well as the executives and saying guys. You are the team here is up to you to deliver this turnaround plan has to go ahead. And he's been quite good actually particularly in the Opel turnaround of avoiding plant closures. No everybody thought when he bought Opel there we're going to have to shut factories and he said we're going to do this plan without shutting factories and they brought he managed that and what we expect from the FCA deal if it goes ahead. Is that going to make a commitment not to close any of either. I accompanies plants as a result of the turnaround as a result of trying to make savings here and so two Varas is seen. At least at the highest levels of most capable automative executives that gives at the moment and by some people is ranked the best glibly anywhere interesting David. How's he viewed inside of corporate France? If you like with a problem we have a terrorist journalist. This is not enough that stuff to say about him. It's genuine issue now. He's considered in France and piracy to be one of the best. I mean one of the reasons. The French government are supporting. This is because Tabarez is there. He's seen as being a safe pair of hands he sees having done a really great trainer ended Persia and he's seen as someone that they can trust in putting together this merger that's right but he has this cultural index territory. The allows him to associate with work in different countries so when he bought Opel everyone was naturally worried Opel. They were about to get fired but he walks into the headquarters Opel in Germany. All the stuff of April assembled there and his opening lines to the Marin German now he doesn't speak German but he'd learned some opening lines in German and was greeted with a big round of applause but also with the sense in the room that this was a guy who was on their side. It makes a big difference right okay. Personalities a site. Let's let's talk about some of the numbers here. What are the terms of the proposed? David I mean where would the merge creeped based for start. Well that's a very good question when that we don't really know the answer to yet. The idea is multiple As it stands but just very quickly so it's a fifty fifty all stock merger and there's going to be a special dividends and payouts. Either side equalized equalized values but analysts are suggesting that this looks like PSA buying FCA and part of the reason you can say that is the construction of the board Komo correct. He has eleven people five each plus Tavarez so the governance is tilted towards Paris. We will be watching to see where the operation headquarters is really eighty based where Tavarez sits even if I think Peter you might jump in here as well. FCA They're used to bring multiple countries in a way that maybe we'll create tensions. Well this brings us very nicely into the cultures of both companies to. FCA was a company that was borne out of this merger between Fiat and Chrysler and as such as a headquarters in London but but a major office insurance and a major office in Auburn Hills. Chrysler is based and whereas many car companies are deeply rooted in the national culture. These guys genuinely feel we'll multinational and they genuinely feel more global and they've actually culturally made a merger work which historically the consciousness quite difficult to do right. We saw DaimlerChrysler the fall apart we saw Ford Not Really Gel with any of the premium brands. It owned Volvo Janke Arrest Martin etc and at the same time you've got. PSA which also is culturally in quite an international fit because it has a British Brandon Vauxhall at has a German Brandon Opel and again it's made an automotive merger work in recent history and so one of the biggest barriers to auto mergers is cultural and it always is and it's the factions between different rival governments wanting a place at the table and to the fact that you've got to companies that are sort little mood globally cultural and have recently made big complex multi-country images work does bode quite well for these. Two companies being able to culturally fit together. which is a huge hurdle and obviously not a financial one but a key one that really needs to be overcome for any automotive motor to work now to think that assuming this goes through? Do you think there will be cost-cutting. This time we've spoken about how Mr Tavarez avoided this in the past but do we think an ax will fall this time around. They've talked about Oh savings of three point seven billion euros which they go to try and realize eighty percent of those within the first couple of years of the deal going through now. They haven't broken out exactly where that comes from. They've said it's not going to be plant closures if you look at. PSA during open takeover they managed to save a lot of money by shortening labor hours thousand doing various things around the way they utilize space in the factory floor but a big chunk of savings in a big rationale for the deal in the whole is as we said at the start to avoid duplicating investment it costs so it'll be avoid. Investment cost into electrification and avoided investment costs not just intellectuals -cation autonomy but also inter individual platforms so you built a car on. They'll merge those together they'll get huge potential savings and of purchasing components together all kinds of classic industrial merger synergies. I mean David. Is that message sticking in France. I don't think this merger would have been given the green light or been greeted with such political approval as it has been so far if it hadn't been for guarantees. He's about jobs and I think that's true in Italy as well. I don't think they're going to be closing plants. I just don't think it's politically tenable as Peter says for. They're going to be. Finding the savings is in our D adoption. Those kind of things. So if you're a betting man do you think the magic. We'll go ahead and if it is who then are the biggest rivals to the merged group. Rule the move music safaris overwhelmingly positive. The fact the French government seemed to be behaving better than they did last time older. That's not a terribly high bar bodes well for the whole thing going through now. What we're expecting expecting is it? Within the next sort of two three four weeks we'll get a memorandum of understanding between the two companies that will set out potentially more details about synergies potentially more details about management structure and various other things. Maybe even headquarters details then. Obviously the whole thing has to go to show. Does it both companies who have to approve them is quite difficult to to see them derailing that and then obviously it has to go through various other regulatory huddles. They also have to deal with antitrust issues so this will be the largest carmaker in Europe. It could be bigger than Volkswagen that market share in some countries such as constantly will be very high so they may have issues with that but no one seriously thinks that's going to derail l. the deal so assuming everything goes smoothly you could see it close within say nine months potentially two year. There's always a bit of leeway with these things either side and then obviously they will be the fourth largest in the world behind reminisce. And if you're treating those companies is one that's the whole other but also Volkswagen Toyota and on readiness and those three make ten million cars a year. These guys will make eight and a half million calls year that puts them slightly ahead of General Motors. You make about eight but they will be easily within the global top five for well. This is going to keep busy for the next year or so. Thanks Peter an thanks David thank you wolf listening.
World’s 14 Highest Peaks in 6 Months: Nepali Smashes Climbing Record
"Crew a Nepalese man is at the top of his game A. P.'s Charles bill does more reports he's a shattered the record for scaling the world's highest peak them all Pusha has successfully climbed the wheels fourteen highest mountains completing the feet in one hundred ninety nine days the previous record set by a south Korean climber was seven years ten months and six days Persia's speedy achievement was crowned by scaling Mount she she upon lie in China all the peaks how to be a thousand or more meters that's twenty six thousand two hundred forty feet in height I'm Charles
Nepal man shatters record for scaling world's highest peaks
"My a Nepalese man is at the top of his game A. P.'s Charles bill does more reports he's a shattered the record for scaling the world's highest peak them all Pusha has successfully climbed the wheels fourteen highest mountains completing the feet in one hundred ninety nine days the previous record set by a south Korean climber was seven years ten months and six days Persia's speedy achievement was crowned by scaling Mount she she upon lie in China all the peaks had to be eight thousand or more meters that's twenty six thousand two hundred and forty feet in height I'm Charles so that's
Man climbs 14 highest peaks in record 189 days
"Coming up and a policeman has shattered the record for scaling the world's highest peaks yeah well Persia has successfully climbed the wheels fourteen highest mountains completing the feet in one hundred and eighty nine days the previous record set by a south Korean climber was seven years ten months and six days Persia's speedy achievement was crowned by scaling Mount she she upon lie in China all the peaks had to be eight thousand or more meters that's twenty six thousand two hundred forty feet
Who Wore High-Heeled Shoes First?
"At IBM problems inspire us to push the world forward. That's why so many people work with us on everything from city traffic to ocean plastic smart loves problems. IBM A. B. M. Let's put smart to work visit. IBM DOT COM slash smart to learn more come to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey rain stuff lauren bogle Bam here although these days wearing shoes with high heels mostly coated feminine the original Wears High High heels were men so what's the history here when where and why did people I begin wearing shoes with elevated heels we spoke by email email with Elizabeth Mohawk senior curator Toronto's Batta Shoe Museum who says she has yet to unravel this mystery. The exact origin of high heels remains needs to be discovered. What's clear however is it. High heels. Were not a European invention heeled footwear only emerged in western Europe around the turn of the seventeenth century but had been warn for hundreds of years prior throughout Western Asia Similar Hawk said evidence for early Western Asian heels as far back as Tenth Century Persia suggests a strong relationship to horseback riding and may have been connected to the innovation of the stirrup the store profoundly changed horseback riding and in particular made military campaigns on horseback more effective as as an enabled riders to steady themselves in dramatically improved the effectiveness of weapons such as the Lance and Bowen Aero. He'll seems to have been a further development of this technology as it allowed the wearer to hook his feet in the stirrups better angering him to his steed eventually heeled footwear for men spread to Europe likely three political networks works and trade but the exact evolution is complicated so why did heels only become of interest to Europeans around the beginning of the sixteen hundreds civil heck said the answer lies and things it's complex European world exploration and the destablizing the textile trade to the rise of Persia under the reign shot a bus the first from fifteen eighty the eight to sixteen twenty nine and both Persian and European concerns about the increasingly powerful Ottoman Empire in particular it was the power of Shah boasts the First Mountain Military Terry who wore heeled footwear that may have made heels appealing I to European men and ultimately to women as the he'll entered into upper class men's fashion and there was a concurrent trend in women's fashion to adopt certain aspects of men's attire some hawks said that the women who played with this trend were often quote the butt of ridicule the end there numerous offenses included their adoption of men's military inspired fashion including broadbrimmed hats ornamented with plumes doublets carrying weapons and wearing heels in the heels that both men and women wore in the early years of the seventeenth century were very low but they would rise for both sexes as the century progressed the the majority of powerful and privileged men wore heels through the seventeenth century and into the early eighteenth century in France during the reign of Louis the fourteenth from sixteen forty three to seventeen in fifteen wearing red high heels was a principal signifier of political privilege limited to the king and his courtiers beyond France red heels for men were at first associated associated with French sophistication but by the end of the seventeenth century they were increasingly seen as effeminate especially in England similar. Hawk said fueled. Oh by nascent enlightenment thinking and increasing nationalisms men's dress began to undergo a radical transformation at the end of the seventeenth century. It was in the early eighteenth century that men abandoned abandoned the he'll to women's fashions and the he'll became a signifier femininity. Those shifts included a heightened division between men's and women's tire as as well as March differences between French English men's dress some will hawk said since the Seventeenth Century Western culture has shown extreme sensitivity to men in heels especially if it's deemed that the heels are being used to increase height she notes that this negative view only increased Darwinian ideas of survival of the fittest became came translated into racist and sexist notions of natural male physical and mental superiority but heels for man made a brief comeback in the middle of the twentieth any of century SIMILAC explained the he'll began rising in men's fashion in the nineteen sixties and in the early nineteen seventies reached unprecedented heights in direct response. I feel wheel to the burgeoning women's movement the heels and men's fashion however we're not borrowed from the female wardrobe they were block and high like Louie the fourteenth and were touted as a way increasing one stature masculinity and confidence in no way did they reference the Longstanding Feminine High and Thin Heal these days however however heels on men can be construed to emphasize a lack of height rather than compensating for it which means quote that heels on men function like a bad to pay they reveal insecurity and that in our current culture is deemed unappealing iconic footwear designer Christian Lubaton concurred to a news publication a man and heals. That's a prosthesis but I sympathize. The men need help but a man and heals is ridiculous clearly. Mr Lubaton doesn't watch the cowboy channel those BRONC and bull riders look pretty good or as someone hack puts it cowboys continue to own their heels and wear them with confidence today's episode certain Kerry Tatra and produced by tyler playing brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's. How stuff works ruinous and lots of other topics our home planet has networks dot com in or podcast. My heart radio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows Hello I'm Dr Q. and I've spent the last thirty years tracking down there and Banjo the two most important musicians of the twentieth twentieth century podcast narrated by Dennis Quaid featuring new music produced by t-bone Burnett written by Jerry Goose did and in Grammy Winning Songwriter Poobah bowling but the new song featuring original lyrics by Bob Dylan listened to bear in a banner on the iheartradio APP or wherever you get podcast.
"persia" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"Rampage. We just had a rampage. Adaptation rampage might be the best one but that's it's so loosely based. It looks good but silly prince of persia jake jilin prince of persia not good eric's video game movies. I mean i like final fantasy advent children. Yeah that's up on these lists. Prince of persia is not a bad movie. I think it's actually a decent movie and it's actually well filmed and everything like that. It's just you know it's just a very <hes> boilerplate dealer plate like adventure movie. It's not but it's done well and you know jake joan halls of fucking the hollywood star. I think tomb raider movies are pretty decent. Silent pilot hellos pretty good. There was a silent hill. I say <hes> what else i know idea. I never seen the far cry movie but <hes> i think the tomb raider movies are okay. All three of them are out the new one. Would you prefer you think the ones are better than the angelina jolie tomb raider i liked. I think they're both with different but i think that like the angelina jolie move is more of a big movie. The other one's a smaller film hitman. I don't think i remember remember very well max payne with the and <hes>. I think that's it. I think the <hes> those are the only notable ones that i remember. I didn't see detective impeachable. Tomb raider with the tomb raiders rampage the final fantasy films. I like spurts within even though like people hate that movie. I actually enjoyed that. It's an interesting movie. It's about like the spirits of the earth in the coming to the realization that you know earth is inhabitable these these ghosts and stuff that are taking spirits that they have to fight. It's crazy an is actually a pretty decent. It's pretty decent of a action film amy thousand six so so for reference. I'm looking at all the video game adaptations. We are a lot closer to worst movie of all time than even like good the best pitcher at sixty s other than that. There's nothing over fifty. A two percent and a lot of these are single digits. I mean you literally have some of the worst movies of all times being video game absolutely street fighter mortal kombat annihilation shen doom. Yes movies treat chen leon. I am commander. That's a tweet dark sumer super. Mario brothers isn't great. I mean these movies are this is closer to to complete shit like why is it complete. Show my question is is it because someone hasn't done it right or is it not even impossible to do and people should stop try. I don't know i think that this is what happens. You have a a medium. That's that's that's not really meant to tell a story in the ways that it were in a movie in a move or does shelly right you. You know you read a comic book read..
Renault FCA merger set to reshape global car industry
"Fair Chrysler, automobiles, has unveiled a proposed thirty point six billion euro, al-sham measure with Renault that would we shape, the global automative industry, David Atlee discusses, how the jail came about and how it will affect Renos prepares tired with Nissan with Irish masugi and Peter Campbell. Rush tennis about the two men who engineered the deal when did the talk start. And how did the deal come together? Okay. If tickets step back and just imagine that in the last three or four years in the car industry, all the major players were talking to each other. Part of this thesis, was driven by the former CEO, the late CEO of Fiat Chrysler automobiles Sergio Marconi passed away last July, but had written this manifesto called confessions of capital junkie, where he called for consolidation for a number of reasons in the car industry, and he was, in many ways, the chief, confidant of John Elkin who runs the nearly family empire through an investment vehicle called Exor, which is the dominant shareholder and Fiat Chrysler. And so with Mark Janas death Elkin really steps into this role that normally would have been played by any number of special executives brought in by the family over the years to help exercise their interests. But Elkin really stepped into this role and then began taking charge and making a series of moves one. Those moves was to begin conversations with Renault about various things those conversations really took off, when John Dominic scenarist was brought in January to become the Renault chairman, and stabilize the company, which had been going through tumultuous period after the arrest of Carlos gone in Tokyo in November, the meetings between scenario and Alcon took place throughout the spring in Paris, and Turin at their various homes, and then in the last few weeks, what began as talks about cooperation in a broader partnership really shifted into something else, which was a full merger did call us gone have any role in trying to put together such a merger when he was headed. It's run into San Peter and the rest of the team who's been covering the gun fall out reported in March that Nissan had looked at FCA in the past three years in something that was pushed by Goan. It's not clear to what extent he actually wanted to do that. But at the time he was very much more focused on. Combining rhino with Nissan when it became clear that, that deal was not possible to scenario who had replaced gun, the conversations with Elkin really took off, and in centered Elkin found someone who is more mild mannered, who's more classically European traditional very smooth and diplomatic not an ego maniac, not a big character. Which is typically, what defines many of the big auto chief executives Goan would certainly be seen someone who was imperious character. And so in Senator, there was someone who is much easier to deal with. And I think that probably played a major role because Elkins manners is very sort of genteel in European if you want a risk Socratic, and so that dynamic probably helped make this happen. So you could actually save the absence of gone to some extent, maybe even absent Marconi made this deal easier to engineer. So where does that lead us what are the terms on? What will be the balance of power between each side, so it's a fifty fifty stock deal. So the shareholders in Chrysler wife. Fifty percent stake in a new company, which will be a Dutch registered company and Reynaud shareholders will have fifty percent that essentially means that everyone's shareholdings in the two existing companies will be cut in half. So extra will become the most dominant shareholder with about a fifteen percent stake, the French state, and Japan's Nissan which have fifteen percent of Renault. They will have seven and a half percent in the new company and there will be others who have smaller state, but that's largely the three dominant shareholders. That's why John Elkin will become the non executive chairman of the company and at least for the time being is believed that scenario will become the chief executive. But we'll see how that shakes out of the coming years theme what will is still mean for the industry, and can we expect further consolidation. Yeah. I think the message is yes, but the trick is, it's very hard. The industry is beset with big egos with national pride with unions with manufacturing jobs and the core. Thesis behind this is shutting down factories and firing people. So that is a really hard thing to. Swallow layer that in with the fact that you getting some kind of scale through consolidation layer that in with governments that will want to say to try to protect their jobs. And so you have a very difficult dynamic now concurrently to these talks with Reynaud Fiat was talking to pizzo of France. And obviously those talks have fallen apart hoettges looking stilted at the altar a bit. So the question is, what do they do next and Nissan, which at the moment, just looks like a basket case is also left with some questions to ponder upon for the future. But all the major car companies are watching this with great interest at the moment, so he can we then tune to what do we think. With the cost savings, be and will this mean job losses, the Irish alluded to? So the terms set out yesterday were quite clear in the deal. They envisage being able to do this merger without any plump closures now that may sound ambitious, but remember a few years ago, PSA, Persia took over opo and said they would have a turnaround program and integration program, evolve, no plunk closures and brutally. They haven't closed any plants, so. Oh, it's certainly possible to do that. FCA talked about possible cost savings of around five billion euros from combining various things such as purchasing an RND with Renna. But what they're most likely it's do is to avoid additional cost. One of the reasons comic is trying to tie up is because so many of them have such massive investment costs in future technology, think about something like electric vehicles, something like driverless, technology, and Sergia, Makia, knees, onset to or this was, it's much better for comic is to pool resources and spend this money together, rather than old, Joop locating their investment. And so what this does mean is that FCA and Reynaud, if they come together, we'll only have to spend one load of money on developing electric vehicles, rather than say, two now Renos already the European leader in electric vehicles as the biggest selling electric model in Europe and fit Kryza is generally regarded as a lag Auden electric technology and say, we'll hopefully be able to take in some of Renos electric technology. So they'll be looking for cost savings in various areas such as that. And how much will this merger weaken Nissen's bizarre? Mission within the alliance with Renault currently the way that the alliance is set up is that Reynaud Misawa each have equal representation on the alliance operating board says two seats for Japan. That's Nissim officially in two seats for froms. That's the Reynaud CEO and the Reynaud champion his John, Giannis Sonat, and what this will undoubtedly mean. We don't know what this will mean for the aligns board but is almost certainly going to mean that FCA has a seat at that table. It means that Nissan's influence in overall terms will decrease across the alliance, but actually, the view is that Nissan may perceive parts of this deal is incredibly positive for them, one of the conditions the FCC set during these talks with Renna was the any plans to merge renaissance should be shelved for the time being in order to let Nissen and to some extent, Renos wealth focus on they call business because Nissan's core businesses. Not in great shape seeing a huge slide in it sales in the US as saying fools in China. It's really struggling in some of its logo operations and a lot. Of the phone out of the Costco, no arrest and the questions over the future of the alliance and all the shenanigans about would they merge? Would they not merge has been distracting missiles, management, and frankly, Renos management, as well from the day-to-day operations of the business? So the hope is that by putting that issue to bed for the time being it will allow listen to focus on that day today or perations and not sexy is one thing that's been put in that to try and win over Nishantha supporting this deal in short, then that could be benefits finish San in this new alliance with key be so the long term, what if CA is open to doing is having a full on merger with miss sandwich would create by a very long way the world's largest car company with around fifteen million sales, and that would give them huge scale and therefore numerous potential to invest in a lot of the new future technology a much greater resilience in a very cyclical bumpy industry to be able to weather the storms now. That's more long term in the short term suddenly what Nissim would hope is that it just takes the potential of emerge Reynaud off the table. It lets them focus on the business. Which is something they need to do in order to be able to remain competitive in the future turning to another very important stakeholder in this how have investors responded? What has their view been safe, all say, if you look at the Shatt prices the shaft prices of FCA anniversary both rose incredibly strongly yesterday on Monday when the deal was announced, both rose more than ten percent, investors. See this broadly as positive, but there are lots of questions over the Deel. There were lots of questions over whether call makers need to have global scale, which this will give the companies or whether it's better to focus on getting scale instead of half an individual regions like someone like Persia has done with the OPEL deal because what this won't give Reynaud or FCA is much greater scale in any given regions. They have a bit of overlap in Europe, the market, share, at the end of this deal will be about sixteen percent in Europe. So it increases this state bat. But in terms of that Sharon other markets, there wasn't a great deal of overlap, so they won't be the biggest player in major global markets. They operate in. And so there's a. Question about whether they really need regional scale, or whether they need global scale, lots of other questions around merges, and particularly auto mergers that cross borders in general around company, coaches, we've seen a lot of mergers, in the past the famous one is diamond Chrysler go on for a few years, and then just collapsed because they don't work. That's almost never because of industrial issues political issues. It's almost always because of deeply ingrained, cultural issues, car companies are very cultural animals often rooted in the country, that, that headquartered in and say trying to put together a company that has not just a talion in US culture from fat Chrysler, but French culture from rhino, and ultimately, possibly Japanese culture from Nissen as quite a melting pot. If you're trying to put it all together, so there are two questions over this deal. You've mentioned some, but do you see any particular hurdles, is it the cultural is it the regulation is the politics that could prevent this top, the biggest one of the moment is whether Reynaud agrees to it. So while Reynolds, Chavan, John Donnie Senate has. Been in talks with Alcon for a long time over this and in recent weeks about the merger and FCA has put this proposal to Reynaud Renos still has to agree to it. The French state her fifteen percent of Reynaud behalf double voting rights. Still have to agree to it. Nissan, even though they don't have a blocking vote on this still need to agree. You have the Italian government saying that it wants to protect talion jobs. The French government won't to protect French jobs is going to be very political. We still don't know what the locations of this deal are for the specifics of Renos relationship with Nissen, particularly if it'll affect some of their past contracts together. And so there are a lot of things that could potentially derailed the deal. So it's not a slam dunk by any measure, but the language of FCA and the fact that they're leaders of work closely with Renos leaders over the last few weeks to nail this down. Does at least suggest that there is goodwill on both sides, and both of them it is in their interest to do this deal to make it work.
U.S. warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran
"Eighty the US increases the tension with Iran warning commercial airlines, the risk of flying near Persia, US diplomats are being warned today that commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf face N increased risk of. Being misidentified it comes as tensions escalate between the United States and Iran. The US recently ordered warships and bombers to the region to counter, and alleged unexplained threat from Tehran this warning in an effort to calm fears. The Iranian Foreign Minister said, quote, there will be no war, as we don't
"persia" Discussed on We Hate Movies
"This week we are kicking off the twenty nineteen listener request month. That's right. This this little gem of film was requested by Brian from Louisville. This is what he had to say is Bryan for move. We'll hear the show my pick for return quest month is Persian. The same time from twenty ten I saw this on a date and high school and the date ended poorly because I was physically angry about the way that's the ended. So let me know what you think of the ending. Thanks now. If the ending was what made you mad about the movie like what about the resident is get. I mean at the time if I was in high school the end of this really would piss me off. I don't know. Maybe it's because I went through high school pretty much data. This Mike question is don't you want to read the room I've seen so many of these stories where people are like I was going to do with girl or a guy and the movie stunk so bad I was upset here. She liked it. And the date was ruined. I don't know. I'm like, oh, yeah. That's good. Question from the back. Here's did that ability to read the room lead you getting any girlfriend. No, it did not. However, this is this site like now, you know, what we're trying to get the kids lay fair. That's definitely do that. You should see what someone else thinks at this beer. But here's the other thing that we shouldn't. We shouldn't put this on the date that Brian had sure claiming that person then liked this movie. It could have been a thing where this dude just didn't shut the fuck up about hating the end of this movie. And that other person just wasn't having it and the girl pulled a Donnie gentleman. Donnie, Darko just looked at them. Are you okay? Wow. That's a deep pull every. So fucking red. Gentlema- loan by what are they Maloney Maloney? Oh, now, not like, John Maloney or Genucel me I thought you're making a thirty rock. But no, yeah. So like, we said, this is prince of Persia colon the sands of time from twenty ten directed by Mike Newell, who you may know from Harry Potter and the little fire Donnie Brasco for weddings and a funeral love in the time of cholera mostly pretty good yet, not bad for the most part till you hit this piece of fucking honcker shit. He's a workman though, you'll never know directed that he gets in and out like a he's like directing. In defense of this film. It seems ineffective. I mean, there's a lot of fence of but his direction, you know, on all supposed to be playing. Okay. Chris kevin. But the action sure I I was kind of okay with this movie for most of the I mean, don't tell Brian from Louisville, and it is in your I was on the date with him. And it is in your wheelhouse. You are say sorts of San are your game glistening hunk Drake juvenile and there's movie God looking at beefsteak running down a sand dune with with sandals on the sword. And I'm like, yeah. I could lamed Iranian Jake, Paul. You know at the same time you're sitting here loving this sort now. I want to take this magic dagger fucking cut my throat with all this. I cannot watch this stone love time travel. Do this is some phony baloney one minute at a time time travel this fucking minor league. Not realistic time travel other than in primer. I'm not talking about making sense. Steve saying I'm talking about you can only go back a minute at a time when you're fucking San runs out jerk me on what's the difference between that and getting your fucking jiggle box hit lightning bolts a lot. There's a lot that movies entertaining. Good performances. Well, written remembered by society decades after it came out, you're trying to make a movie that's what you're aiming for it. Sometimes get them all sometimes you don't you you pull somebody in being remember site. You pull somebody off the street make them watch prince of Persia colon sands of time. And you ask them at the end of the film. What year this we came out? They will be like two thousand four. Yeah..
The War-Stopping Eclipse
"It's time for the second installment in our moon, Monday miniseries. We're will teach you how the history of the moon has affected the world in some way last week. We talked about how the Babylonians figured out Saros cycles, which basically predict how often is solar eclipse will appear who cares. Right. We'll thanks to this information. The Greek philosopher theories predicted a solar eclipse that helped end a war restore and economy and build a philosophy school that trained a couple of history's greatest minds. Here's the story from Dr David warm flash. But his terms of the eclipse cycles dailies warned about this and in five eighty five BC during a war between a couple at least two Pires a third one involved, but one of one empire was demeans. Empires. Meade's sort of in the area of Persia and the other word the lydian empire that control the big chunk of Asia Minor, including a Yoni. So the Iowans were Greeks who had been there for centuries because the Dorian invasion had pushed everybody all over the place, and they were living along the coast of Asia. Minor Annalong those those islands along the coast and the Libyan's were controlling them. And they wanted it into the war, and knowing these Sarah cycles from the Babylonians Staley's was able who is also a mathematician, he was able to calculate the likelihood of an eclipse. So he probably didn't know the moon was getting in front of the sun announcements causing it. But he knew the mathematics of it. And he turned out. He was he ended up being ri-, and he went to the commanders of both sides, and he told them the gods are really upset about this war. We need an end to the war and to to demonstrate that the. Gods are gonna dark in the sky on Tuesday at three o'clock, whatever and he was he got a little bit lucky because these cycles don't predict the eclipses that note map precisely but a little bit of luck. Also, got it. Right. Whoa. This guy knows what he's talking about. And the war came to an end and Staley's was also able to negotiate pretty good terms for the Onians, which is good for Iranian business. 'cause basically, I only were business people. They were maritime traders all that dailies himself had a certain amount of celebrity status because he predicted a really good olive harvest foreign urine. So he bought up all the olive presses. And you got to be really rich guy because he had this money, and you had this fame by ending the war and that helped him establish a philosophy school on the island of militants in people were flocking to come and study with him and some people eat that we hear about were students affair. Phillies address, for instance, puts agress was one of daily students. Eventually had a really didn't agree with dailies whole approach to how how you obtain knowledge, but he started out as when if they Lee students yet another student in accent Mander who is the earliest person, we know of to come up with an volition area theory about the emergence of humanity from fish that we started out fish, and he reason that fish don't need their their their mothers just come out of an egg in they either get eaten or they could survive. And so he reasoned that human infants couldn't have reclaim them in humans all time because infants can't survive in the first human would have be an instant in, you know, the chicken and egg problem. So he he reason it back to back to fish next week will jump ahead to the middle ages. And here fascinating story about the origins of astronomy. In the meantime, Dr David warm flashes. Book is called moon in illustrated history in you. Can pre-order it on Amazon today? You can also follow him on Twitter at cosmic.
"persia" Discussed on New Player Has Joined
"I feel like it's like is it like a Mario and Luigi game. No. It's not man, PlayStation. Oh. There are two people in it. It'd be I be so upset if this was describing Persia it's not, but that would be very, Jack and Dexter. I love that franchise. Dobby the house L. One of those naked trolls, and the borough of Brooklyn have a baby and give him goggles. That is to say everybody's bearded and wearing suspenders glasses, and then Jack has goggles goggles on his head. I know I can now vividly picture face caterpillars. I know exactly what she's talking about green eyebrow. Yes. Every single person plays this game for the first time. This is what happens the first one is like they're never gonna get it. And then after they're like, okay. I'm starting to understand. Penn and teller the big one talks a little doesn't in Jack and Dexter that is flipped. Correct. Followed around by cultural MAC, g three just that floating machine. Yup. That's pretty good. A really good job. Good at this. Have you been replaying, Jack and Dexter? I have not. Have not just pick games. It's on my system. I haven't downloaded yet in my life. I think the first one is really fun. I really like Jack to Jack is really good because it plays like grand theft auto weird. All right. Check this out. Yeah. You want to go for the second game lease. Yes. All right. I like all the cute sheds next. Everything wonder what they're there for..
"persia" Discussed on New Player Has Joined
"Hey guys is key Jesse. This is new player has joined about the people love and why they love them. We are. Stopping time. We're stabbing. Toothbrush after into shake. Prisoners. Today. We're talking about prince of Persia the sands of times fantastic. Great game. He it pretty Pretty great. pretty great game. And we're sitting down with a comedian, Matt Apodaca talk about it. And guys if you don't know mad. He's great. He's great man was delightful, you here in this episode that you can tell our voices that we like man you like mad. I'm like. Met we like prince of Persia, it's it's a game that kind of set the stage for a lot of games that are popular. Now. Now, this is the this is the this. This is the more modern version of principle. Right. We're not playing the first one where it's just, you know, you're stabbing people and his blood and tracks really gruesome, it's amazing how few pixels there are and yet how violent it manages to be. Yeah. Not that game. No, no, not that this game. You're jumping off walls doing creative on stuff and solving puzzles. I'd be more than happy to talk about that original one. Yeah. Let's do it. Let's skip the whole. You can hear voices that what we really like Matt or skipping. We're going to talk about the original prints of Persian stead, but you guys until we love his episode, Maui fantastic and prince Persia, Greg gagne great series. I feel like we sped through this one. Is there anything else we should say? How are you? I'm fine. Our you I'm fine. I'll tell you how I am tomorrow after election day. Yeah. Guys, please. Oh shit yet today. Go vote today. Go right. I'm good tell I'm not kidding. All texts all of your friends to all of your friends. Tell them to vote Ainhoa at screw it vote blue. I'm not even going to say you just vote. Don't fuck in vote read. For the love of God you want healthcare. If you want your children to be safe. I'd say what water thirty years water in the.
Giuliani says he is not worried about Manafort or Cohen flipping
"The next generation of jj yo hey ten how how you could end up hiring a group of people that are as prejudiced and biased as this group in their record is extraordinary and then how you can expect us to just walk up our client in like a lamb going to the slaughter wouldn't be he he georgia he wants to justify he believes hard to believe that anymore well it is hard to believe given all the things that have been shown about how this investigation is this is the most corrupt investigation i've ever seen that the just allowing to go forward i've never seen an investigation with checks from fbi agent now seven of them that have such extrordinary bias against the persians predated robert muller well that's but that's the investigation inherited with a lot of the testimony that he inherited and then he went ahead and didn't do anything to persia himself of that you know with rudy giuliani pat don't confuse them with the facts it's so frustrating to listen to him and thank god george stephanopoulos knows enough that he's able to push back on giuliani you know one of the things that they neglect to to ever talk about the the people who are the minions of donald trump is that the the people who were involved in those text messages the two in particular one of them was a lawyer the other was at a highly respected fbi agent not only was he fired from participating any longer in muller's investigation but the i g report the inspector general's report said what they were saying to each other and using the company phones and all that was really bad it was terrible it was a violation of fbi policy but it did not taint the investigation it did not go into the investigation there was nothing that tainted the investigation fake conclusion that was really important only hear what you and i say off the air it doesn't take what we do on the air but we have opinions by the way rudy giuliani he appeared on three separate tv appearances is now saying and this is unbelievable he's encouraging michael cohen to flip on the president and why would he do that he says if he wants to cooperate i think it's great he has no evidence of nor was he involved in anything untoward with the president what are you talking about michael cohen used a shredder in his office the fbi came in were able to save the documents we don't know what they say but this is like tempting fate yeah well rudy giuliani has become a buffoon he was pretty well respected in this country especially right after nine eleven but he has of late since he's assumed this role for donald trump he's really put his foot in his mouth so many times i think it's an embarrassment the other thing that he has said we may be listening to this on a later clip he talks about all of the leaks that have come out of the muller and donna wasn't zero interest issue the challenge anybody out there i had somebody call me and say oh they leak like a sieve i said give me one example there are no examples the muller investigation is buttoned up so tight that we don't know anything the only information we have are the things that are filed publicly right those are available for the pratt's not a leak no it is a publicly filed and most of those things have to do with indictments that have been charges that have been brought against people and those things are publicly available now michael cohen said something this week he said my wife my daughter and my son right have loyalty and always will i put my family and my country i site the white house should be worried i think they should be too and i think they probably are eight ten is the number let's jump to the phones now we're gonna go to edward who's calling from morgan hill high edward welcome to al where did you go did we lose him all right callback edward.
Khloé Kardashian's surprising response to a tweet calling her out for relationship with Tristan Thompson
"Back in october and proposed a cardi they had actually already been married for a month he was just keeping his promise to cardi that he would give her a ring and proposal like she had always wanted but yeah they'd already been married for about four weeks khloe kardashian stepped out with tristan thompson for dinner on sunday night and everybody couldn't help but notice the massive rock on her ring finger posting that right now on the dirty page at mojo in the morning dot com their relationship is obviously been a roller coaster since the whole cheating scandal went down and for all of her haters clue we had a message will for one particular hater someone by the twitter name queen persia posted i love adore and root for khloe kardashian but i'm so disappointed she stayed with that waste man tristan she preaches about women knowing their self worth and when to walk away but when it's time to walk the walk she's a hypocrite chloe's response not exactly queen persia you have no knowledge of what goes on in our household or the enormous rebuilding that takes to even coexist i'm proud of my strength i appreciate your opinion and i hope you hold that same opinion to everyone else who has stayed in situations are anna 'grande also clapping back at hayden fans on social media yesterday she addressed the criticism that she's been getting from people about her relationship with snl's pete davidson in a direct message to a fan on instagram arianna row please stop with the hate and all the nonsense opinions and stuff it's no fun for anybody in the fandom nor for me i love y'all like family and i work really hard to make you happy please be supportive and kind to each other about my life if that's okay that's all i ask in return have a good night says pretty cute story chris pratt showed up at a screening of jurassic world fallen kingdom that was benefiting a pen and twelve year old both fighting cancer a police officer had a special connection to the film and to chris sheriff's deputy daniel coli pratt is chris's brother and he was involved in this fundraiser so daniel nonchalantly walks into the movie theater introduces his brother shouting chris or you here and chris pratt appears popcorn enhanced rolling up the aisle with his six year old son jack and he just said yet nobody thought that he was going to be there and nobody knew was going to be there the mike got in front of the audience thanked all of the first responders who were there for their surveys he said i'm always thinking about you i'm always praying for you stayed until the end of the movie to meet these two kids who are fighting cancer and then literally had to board a plane to tokyo where he was attending the tokyo premiere of the movie you wanna call up chris pratt brother and see if he wants to be part of our mojo in the morning contest for the trip to the iheartradio music festival in his entourage his brother to call into the show so he can win that i actually was going to get the t rex to call in and president trump called out tonight show host jimmy fallon on twitter for expressing regret about his interview back in two thousand sixteen when fallas when felon famously ran his fingers through trump's hair last night felon shot back last night the president of the united states went after me on twitter so malania if you're watching i don't think you're anti bullying campaign is working jokes about the tweet as well this is a real tweet from the president he wrote at jimmy found is now whimpering to all that he did the famous hair show with me where you seriously messed up my hair he would have done it differently because it is said to have humanize me he is taking heat he called and said monster ratings be a man jimmy thrill it's crazy the president went after me on twitter it's pretty much the only thing i have in common with nfl players the only he also got on twitter and said an honor of the president's tweet i'll be making a donation to races in his name and races is that.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Moved by what he saw the king of dr the boy desk them and his family assam with no royal blood and no i only throw but that was something else at work that day something beyond simple from young by case basis became prince of persia thank you for listening to this episode of now playing podcast we hope even joined the show good story his his world we'll come back to now playing podcast dot com each week for another new movie review podcast we can't stop you on the weekend and in the now playing podcast dot com or kinds you can find reviews of other video game movies including resident evil that king of kong the wizard super mario brothers streetfighter double dragon tomb raider rampage and more doubt if you coverage ready for this also at our site you can find hundreds of other movie reviews including star wars on nightmare on elm street independence day the avengers fills back to the future batman superman the fast and furious and four controlled prints do you want to continue insert money now to keep playing now playing he looks at stake now playing podcast is show without any sponsors or adds we've ally on support from listeners like you to keep now playing operating who plays for the school businessman you can donate to the show and as our thank you receive bonus podcasts over one hundred fifty bonus movie reviews are available the choose from on the now playing bean page including alien nights of the living dead jurassic park ghostbusters indiana jones lord of the rings psycho.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"See it i think there is a movie here to be made i like the game it's got a very cinematic origin and there have been many movies in the style that have worked i think somebody could have done it i would turn back the hands of time and just redo everything new director new star no disney honestly if disney weren't trying to chase pirates of the caribbean and this was maybe ridley scott trying to follow up gladiator you might have had something but in this package in this way coming as a disney film after the iraq war no everything feels tepid halfhearted everything but the budget feels like they were barely trying they spent a lot of money on this movie and yet i can't see that they were trying to accomplish anything except not to offend people and what you get is a beautiful looking nothing of a movie that has no aftertaste you won't even remember that you saw it and that's got to be not recommend three for three because again like sand pouring my memories of this movie are pouring out of my brain legitimately i sat down to watch this movie and yes i was sick at our narcotics but i decided i just was going to go to sleep instead of finish the next day i started over again then i got distracted at i stopped like twenty minutes in the third night i sat down to watch this entire thing and by the end it's like why did i bother doing this it's just not a horrible movie it is not the worst movie in this video game series by a stretch eight is just so watered down and so nothing of a film it's completely get adequate it does nothing special it has no great performance except for alfred molina who is completely in the wrong movie though he's acting like he's in modern times but he's opposed to be a negative five bc persia.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"In this we could just have j jilin hall go city to city and have different adventures there but no they decide they're going to hammer home this romance isn't it ironic it is ironic that the woman who saying ironic doubts things as a love song for the closer of this movie i remain and we never saw latest worst set again after this that song is painful i listened to it twice it sounds like every other alanis morissette song but the producer decided to put some stereotypical finger cymbals and sitars and it's yeah you know i remain it's not going to stay in your head and you joked about at the top but i don't know if what it says about this movie that i was kinda surprised that they didn't close with if i could turn back time by share here would have nothing to do with this movie song old enough at this point you might as well just got some royalties off of it again i never saw latest again i never saw jimmer arte again i certainly didn't see a sequel to this i don't even think they made many prints persia video games after this i think it wiped out the entire love of this whole prince persia feing actually it's assassin's creed that caused it they would've made more prints persia games except assassin's creed has sold so crazy they've just had their entire team doing nothing but assassin's creed for a long time we'll have to wait till we get to that movie i think another year there's still a lot more video games before we get there.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Is going on here is that still doesn't know the full story at this dagger it's just basically kind of been the cat and mouse game between him and to meena and her not giving up all the information or white needs to be protected and in the meantime one or both of them or the knife is being abducted over and over and over again throughout the middle part of this movie yeah they don't have a good sense about what the story should be i think it's pretty clear and we've seen this time and again with video game movies we know the characters that are in it we know that we need to hit certain seen certain beats have detailer an artifact that needs to pop out but what the story needs to be and how to develop them as characters seems to be the thing that these projects always trip over again and again and even though they have all of this money disney's doing no better than when they were making mario but you can't blame the video game nece if anything the probably or is they got away from the video games having played six of the seven prince persia games by this point i have a feel for what the game play is and none of it is held gotta run for these ostriches it's all i need to jump on the roof i need to use my knife to slide down this bannister they get all of that out of the way during the city invasion he does a little bit more of it later but not much the rest of this very landbased the problem is we just have an aimless action movie the fact that it's video game is completely gentle poorly written action films a poorly written action film they're not taking something from the game and doing poorly they're just doing things poorly no they're taking it from the headlines i wondered about this when the movie came out i was like persia is iran and that means i rocked to a lot of people and then lot of americans have very strong feelings about that war and that area of the world how are we going to have escaped entertainment and the answer is they're going to bring that up here ben kingsley is playing dick cheney under false.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"You're right and the steel came about during the bronze age which is about negative three thousand so they had steal a couple centuries early here too and it did start though in the east okay but i don't think they had steel tip crossbows that could penetrate stone but that's not our problem our problem is this is not an accurate depiction of persia what made me pause the film okay problem my my issue is i don't feel like this character is more interesting than orlando bloom and while our landau bloom was fine for his minimize supporting role he needs a foil what i think this movie is going to severely lack as someone with the energy of damp obviously you can't just carbon copy pirates of the caribbean you have to do different things but he needs to be able to play off someone because he himself is sort of a cookie cutter hero of your i get why you're going to debt because they did market this i mean when bruckheimer who is the producer of this went to disney we got our next pirates i mean that was literally the words he said they thought this would be the one to pick up that torch but i'm just looking at him as generic action star it's not depth that they wanted you never want generic though that's the problem if he's a generic star then that's not going to carry this antiquated series you need someone that's so charming we don't care that this is an antiquated series i've just tried to say is he able to do the action though is able to oh yeah sure i mean yeah i've physically yeah he fits the mold you could digitize him and i could play them as the character in the game.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"So it's okay i don't need it to be a big twist but i'm onto this movie very early about okay they're going to tell us that this kingdom is ruled by brotherhood but really there's animosity between the brothers and definitely been kingsley he's not hiding very well his plicitly i mean so much so to that point that when ben kingsley shows up in iron man three they flip that on its head he's supposed to be this big bad guy who we find out just an actor so that makes it funny in that respect yeah the twist is when he's not the villain is right for you think he is what other thing about this prologue it starts with these words on the screen as it is said some lives are linked across time connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages destiny all right now assassin's creed is actually a series that spinoff of prince persia that is absence creed game was supposed to be a prince of persia game where you were protecting the prince from assassins and the boob is off said no the prison the main character we're gonna make it his other series wow and in assassin's creed i hadn't seen the movie but i've seen the trailers i've seen the movie it jobs through time where you're the past and the present so to speak yeah i won't reveal everything but yes they move around and so i thought this was going to be a complete time travel story where we see jake jilin hall in five bc nj jilin hall sometime in the future and that lives are linked by destiny i don't get what this title which they repeat at the end it's so important to remind us at the end but i don't see these lives linked across time because when we do travel in time here the most we ever go is a day and i think it's important to point out at this juncture what we're talking about this time travel or any of that doesn't take place for a good half hour into the movie up into this.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Yeah if you get the right elements to make it you can make a western you can make a fantasy film you can make an aero fan thief of baghdad sindbad kind of movie all john ras can become new again with the right talent i think what this movie is going to be at least for me a referendum on the director gore ver bensky and the actor johnny depp we can see what they brought to that antiquated pirate genre more clearly when we see other people try to follow in their footsteps exactly this is the first time we're reviewing jake jilin hall but man this guy keeps coming close he was almost spiderman win toby maguire stepped away he was almost rob in a couple of times he was almost the new batman before bat fleck got it you got to realize jake's not even as old as johnny depp was when he took the pirates role he's got still some time to find his big starring role but he liked dep is a quirky indie guy he had just done lots of good work and little films donnie darko it's got a cult following but it didn't make an extraordinary amount of money you wouldn't put the guy in a giant action which is because he took pills and saw a bunny but yet he got the day after tomorrow yeah i think the difference is and we'll probably talk about is we compare the performances i don't know how to look at princeton persia and not compare it to pirates is that jilin jill is a more introverted after all his performances brokeback mountain he's a closeted gay man and enemy he barely spoke in the film so often he plays characters that are internal where's johnny depp is big right he's waving around his scissorhands he's going to steal the spotlight that's not jacob never has been so while they're both cool indie guys i think you do need a scene stealer in order to make a project like this work i think you said it right there for this movie to have legs it's gonna not only have to follow the model of pirates but it's going to need to have big charisma to keep us engaged i guess the question is is jay gillan hall that guy or anybody else associated with this.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Voided snakes and this had similar things i don't know i didn't get very far in the game because yeah i just couldn't make the jumps i saw the whole game through thanks to somebody on youtube and i played it on the pc i did finally find an emulator and i got through a couple of sword fights at least i got to level two or three and i played the sequels a little bit but it's really a puzzle game in the form of an action game because you do have to be just standing on the exact right block and then hit the right button to jump or you have to do these little steps and it's just a matter of you go you figure out oh this is the where the floor falls out under me and then you play it again and now you know that's the spot and you have sixty minutes only because a lot of round it is the king is gone and the evil jaffar yes jaffar as in a latin just before them weren't ripping anybody off is telling the princess you have one hour to marry me or i will kill you the prince's like but no i love another and that is your character who if you rescue her within the sixty minutes before jaffar kills her marries her thus becoming the principal she's the princess so it's your goal to become the prince by rescuing the princess kind of mario e in that you're doing a lot of running and jumping but it's more puzzle based than that the second one had a lot more sword fights going on and added some mysticism like flying medusa heads the third one and they didn't go out that often that's the real weird thing is because prince of persia sold so little at first it took four years for the sequel to come out and then six years on top of that before the part three came out prince of persia three d came out in nineteen ninety nine i was well aware of that and then by that point it was just called the tomb raider rip off because they went three d and it's all these jumping puzzles in these chasms and everybody's like yeah it's like tomb raider but not as good the company was kind of going out of business at that time they released it unfinished and stewart said.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"He really did hit on something with this game i mean i wouldn't say i was there day one i'm guessing probably ninety ninety one time i was sitting down playing but i gotta tell you it was one of these games that i logged the lot of hours on i remember specifically we had this really janke peripheral joystick that was kind of spring loaded and never really wanted to stay centered and this is one of those games where where you are on the screen is very important to what's going to happen next because there's a lot of times where you need to jump from one platform across a chasm to another one and if you're told isn't exactly on the perfect pixel you're gonna miss and so i remember just doing this game level by level over and over and over again for those who haven't played let me just describe it because i did loaded up on my raspberry pi emulator for nintendo and if you've seen that youtube video which i showed stewart of the most frustrating game ever it's out for the iphone where you just watch this person di di di again trying to make these jumps that's how i felt putting prince of persia for the intendo then youtube video that compared all i think it's eighteen versions of principia and it turns out only the apple two version and the pc version are at all playable because of control problems if you played it for the genesis super nintendo nintendo whatever mostly the controls were so screwed up that as you said just and you couldn't get the jumps timed right but it sure a two dimensional and by that i mean like donkey kong or the original super mario brothers a two dimensional tomb raider where it's all jumping puzzles and wanted a freight while sword fight i think you're bears into pitfall is an apt one that was one of tari twenty six hundred best games and if you know that system you should know that game but it was much better than raiders of the lost ark for atari and yeah you swung on vines you jumped over quicksand you have.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Yeah we'll get into that but i did my homework i felt like i need to catch up so not only did i join arne for playing several iterations of the game it should be said there was an initial trilogy in the nineties and then i think this movie is more inspired by the games that came out in the two thousand there was another trilogy that started in i think two thousand three but i also picked up the book by the creator jordan michener i guess i'll call it a book he self published his diary at the time that he was developing prince of persia and what kind of unique about it i'm kind of fascinated about the way movies and computer games intertwine he wasn't aspiring filmmaker who used a bowl ix camera to film his brother and himself and some other actors and actually digitize that and put it in the game that was the breakthrough there i think that's what drew me to this game it wasn't the john rea it wasn't the fact that i became a fan of the franchise prince persia it was the fact that it was a rota scoped graphic platformer that looked better than any game i've ever played it was kinda like pitiful but with way more frame rate and way more control over what you were doing on screen seep princeton persia game that i was well aware of because it was ranked number one on a lot of best game of all time lists if you can believe that what yeah it did not sell well when it came out into nali it well partly was because he developed it for the apple two e when that was going away they were rushing to try and get it converted to and other game platforms and it did eventually find that success but a few years after nine hundred eighty nine right it came out sold okay and as you mentioned it was programmed by just one person it's so funny to think back in the eighties when that was the case when you could actually have a game program by one person but that was mostly the case for a lot of those early games not only that but like it was his hobby like he was really trying to be a filmmaker he's like oh i'm just doing this game things in the meantime until i become a make.
"persia" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Long ago and a land far away that once rose empire that stretched from the steps of china to the shows of the mediterranean empire was pasha welcome now playing podcast review of prince of persia the sands of time the bone between brothers and he's the sole defendants prayed that sued remain strong part of now playing video game movie review series hosted by arnie boy whose bloods wasn't noble character one came in spinach just it they say about that we pick swords and stewart they may not be much for matters but they're pretty handy and fight this podcast may contain detailed plot spoilers and harsh language why would i go when i knew so dangerous listener discretion is advised told me everything gives them on ice today we're discussing for ins of persia the sands of time starring jake jillette hall chevra arts sutin ben kingsley alfred molina directed by mike newell this is your prints of podcasting like sand through the hourglass these are the podcast of our lives and this is arnie and stewart and this is just an just tad we picked you up as a little orphan boy oh about a year ago playing video game movies and we're still doing it we've reached the year nineteen eighty nine i remember that year very well billy joel's we didn't start the fire and that's your goto was the year of billy joel it but i didn't have an apple two es so i wasn't playing princeton persia or at ever really heard of this property till i was in the movie theater in two thousand ten i had no idea this was a game you know what's funny is through all of this i never thought i'd be the goto guy on a game but this game was my shea m i don't know i didn't pick it out it just something my dad must have picked up and installed on our computer 'cause i played this game so much i was excited when i saw this schedule like ooh i never saw the movie i wonder if it's the same as the game i loved.
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"A persia which was ruling that the the land at the time at about like this six two third centuries bc um persia heads zoroastrianism which head dualisms so they kind of introduced at the hebrew faith to dul ism and hence satan was originally board yes so there's no like consensus when you look at these old text what these translations mean us sometimes it is an adversary or an opponents god sometimes it's not sometimes it's uh he's like the uh the uh an attorney and the heavens legal system shrank from the book at people like come out bettina oh yeah quite literally when didn't play the double it as a lawyer right what was devil's advocate right with canada i don't think ever saw that i did neither naqa by me were both alive at the time so we know there are did you know you look at all these different forms of what the word meant back then before it became the modern version we all know in the one kind of common thread to all of them though is it satan was an outsider who was sort of uh against the man and these establish values that everyone else seemed to believe it right or established rules or just even the establishment general yes he's the antithesis of that correct uh get into the christian new testament and it starts to clear up a bit um the where there is a single being called satan who has supernatural in it's a an in direct opposition to god and is usually use as a as a tool god uses as a in the bible is as a test like go down there and test these humans drug ithaca the see if a seat c which way their allegiance allay right um that same called the scriptural saint satan of the scriptures right yeah um he also kind of comes out of nowhere in the new testament to tempt jesus in the desert.
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"You know the the shah's they they are very passionate in persia they're very passionate people that they love hard we fight hard and and but they're very bonded were very tribal as as persians and so when they fire eight it's like built the fight but at the end of the day they at like barely make up it's like i know that in a resin mike you know two seasons ago really had a digress but they're very close again so it's it's like family you know so it why does an awesome expose her personal life when she's so secretive about it i hate that just a personal preference honestly like i i totally i i i can't speak to that to be honest with you i like i wouldn't for like personally i wouldn't be able to expose editing like i wouldn't want to be a reality tv or or have i live expose like that and i get it it's like it's persians very superstitious as well so it's very and that's was tough it's an unscripted show when it's like it you don't want to put it all out there i think she's very protective of her family in very protective of obviously her newborn and um and just a her relationship and i respect that it's like it's teach their own in that's uh that's what it is i that's why i like not that i would ever the unaunso resort and but he wanted to like anybody would want me but i i'd be the same way jay only but like is you know that's teach their own to be honest with you just weird i i really can't speak for her so we are to be on a tv show but then on expose that and then we'll tell us about uh mike in jessica could you see that coming uh i loosened by one hundred percent and foods though like i i here's an interesting story about mike it's real and i did not i met him one time before this is how i that have i was park in my car in venice beach in two thousand.