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"pollak" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"And There was a moment in that debate when. Everybody felt like the Democrats didn't have anyone could be trump and van Jones of CNN actually said it. There were I think six days left at that point. He said we didn't see anybody tonight who has it takes to be Donald Trump. I think that's one sanders began to surge 'cause he was almost a sentimental favorite from the democratic base. He wasn't doing terribly while until then but he really took off after that because I think people felt like if no I if one of these candidates can win, we want to go with the one that offers that vision. So they lined up behind Sanders Dad cost establishment to panic they all lined up behind Biden and the rest of history. But I. think that Democrats really didn't their leader in this primary process a settled on Biden because the party decided they could not be led by Sander's even though they adopted sanders agenda they didn't want him on top of the ticket because remember the. Nominee. Is Very Powerful. person who can reshape the party apparatus entirely. So they didn't want sanders to be the one doing that didn't want him. To, be deciding who was going to get contracts in polls and possibly administration positions. So the insiders and the Democratic Party lined up behind Biden but the primary process failed to produce any leaders the way the Republican primary process produced in two thousand sixteen. I do think the Democrats get that part of the process right in twenty, twenty, four, I think their candidate will probably be stronger. No matter who it is in twenty, twenty four. So that's actually going to be in some ways. The more interesting election even though this one may be more consequential, I think the Democrats are so radical right now as a write in my book read November that if they win this November we could see the United States slide towards socialism just because their plans are so radical and they've outlined very clearly how they intend to carry them out. He's Joel pollock. is read November, will the country vote read for trump or read for socialism by it and read it Joel you're great guests come back and see us. Thank you would like to thank you. As with all of the interviews, we do like this if you heard part of it. And want to hear the rest. You can go to our podcast where we load every interview separately. As well as as part of the PODCAST. For? that. Day. And, of course, if there is a reference to something that you want someone else to hear. Hey I was explaining to you about the court packing plan. Michael Berry had a guest on and I remember his name but I want you to hear what he had to say you can go to the podcast and pull the link for that interview and send it to that person and they can hear it themselves. But we go out of our way to make sure that every interview is a standalone podcast. In case there is part of that interview that you find to be important or worth sharing to either go back and listen to listen to it instant tardy or to share. So..
"pollak" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Remember that Obama went to Wall Street pretty hard and there were a few Democrats who pushed back Cory Booker was actually one of them and then he got. Talked, to pop in, he started getting with Obama program again. But basically for the last eight years, there's been this slide toward radicalism on the left and you're right. We haven't heard those voices because they've been told to sit down and shut up. But if the Democrats lose this election, there will be more of a conversation I have to say you know. that the left is going to have. One more big fight and I think for twenty, twenty, four if. Biden loses to trump. There will be moderates in the party who say the radicals are out of control, but there will also be radicals and party who say you see be lost twice in a row. With establishment candidates, You Push Bernie aside twenty sixteen. For Hillary, you push the Bernie aside twenty, twenty Biden and in both cases, you fail to motivate the grassroots to get out and vote. So now it's our turn to pick the candidate, and so you'll see a determined pushed by the left to choose probably not Bernie Sanders who will be I think all the. Time that goes he's not over eighty. Twenty twenty four election rolls around. You'll see an effort made someone like Alexander Cortez or maybe even Elizabeth Warren although she'll be in her mid eighties by then to they're going to try to put someone from the left on the ticket in twenty, twenty four and that may happen even Pyden wins by the way because they don't feel that the Democrats don't feel that Biden his long for this. World you know I'm just being blunt here. He doesn't seem to be his old self and they are maneuvering to either control him or replace him after the election. So the left is going to have a candidate in twenty twenty four whether that's a primary challenge from the left or just eight challenge in an open seat election presuming that Donald Trump serves the full four years of his second term. We. Don't know yet but I do think the left is going to say it's our turn. Now you pushed aside to election in a row, and of course, that case it's going to be stronger if buying lose so you'll see a big fight within the Democratic Party the moderates will say we lost by going left to, let's say we lost because you picked an establishment candidate and you'll have that fight. I don't know how that fight will turn out and I also don't know if it'll be good. Or Bad for them people thought Hillary versus Obama would weaken the Democrats in two thousand eight, but it didn't. So we'll have to see. All right. I got about four minutes left I wanted to dive into your book was released in. July. Still new read November will the country vote read for trump or read for socialism and you Kinda went into the Democrat primary and really did some deep digging could you just talk about some of the things that that maybe the public didn't see that you saw Well what I found the primary was that Democrats were looking mostly for. Someone who could provide a kind of a vision for the party they WanNa win obviously and beat don't come. But there was also a search for somebody who could present a kind of program that everybody could get behind and they didn't find that person. There was a really crucial moment in Iowa at the Iowa debate in mid January of this year. So it was the last debate before the Iowa caucuses middle of impeachment and all that..
"pollak" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"First got the news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed. There has been incredible focus on the Supreme Court. Our guest is Joel polit senior editor at large. Breitbart. News host of Breitbart, news Sunday on Sirius Xm Patriot, which is Sunday evenings from seven to ten PM Eastern. So sixty nine for US middle Americans as written a piece entitled Democrats threatened to pack the court long before Ginsberg's death so Joel the real answer here is. As, I see it that all of these things at the Democrats are threatening. If we do this or if Republicans do this. Actually they'd been threatening and before hadn't. Yes, that's right. Democrat developed a strategy of packing the court. After wreck. What's confirmed cavenaugh your call replaced Anthony Kennedy, who is a Reagan appointee but was considered a swing vote. With Kennedy on the court. The court was essentially tied for for for Liberals for Conservatives and one swing vote Kennedy would usually side with the Conservatives. On the governance but would with the Liberals on social issues. So. He was swing vote and. Democrats panicked when Cavanaugh was appointed because that meant the conservatives looked like they'd have a five four majority. Now, if you ask many conservatives today, they would tell you it doesn't feel like a five four majority because the court continues to issue socially liberal decisions on questions like transgender discrimination and things like that. But. The Democrats began talking about packing the courts once Cavanaugh was confirmed. So once it looked like a five four conservative majority Democrats began thinking, how do we get around this five four conservative majority? We could always win the election but the two oldest justices. Are Steven Briar and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Liberals Clarence Thomas is getting up there in years, but he seems to be quite healthy and so forth. So they knew that even if they won the twenty twenty election, the likeliest replacements in the next four years would only be more liberals and so they would not be able to get the court. Balance Back to a five four liberal majority anytime soon. So they began thinking about ways to get around the problem and the way they. decided to do that was to try to expand the number of justice on the so it would go from five four conservative majority to a six five at least six five liberal majority. Now, the first person to actually come up with a plan for this was Pete Buddha judge and one of his Harvard friends came up with a plan where they would expand the number of justices and justices themselves would pick the new dodges. Most likely a constitutional amendment so was it tough plan? But it allow Democrats to pretend they weren't doing something partisan after all the judges are picking the new judges well, that doesn't sound like any political involvement is going to be on the table, but then others just started picking up the idea and running with it. So there were a number of liberal groups that came up with us over this past summer saying they wanted to see the court expanded by the addition of at least two justices maybe more and that would not require a constitutional amendment that would simply require legislation to be passed in Congress. It may surprise many people know that the legislature can expand or contract the judiciary according to our Constitution Congress creates courts and can also destroy them. So. It has happened actually before that. Congress has eliminated judicial seats sometimes for political reasons. Wants the judges retire or pass away so. This was a proposal by the liberal groups and while Joe Biden, seemed in twenty nineteen, two Timothy packing the courts. It's very hard for him to do..
"pollak" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Yeah I played eight. I'm sure for Jamie played it for everyone. I knew I think before I called him back right and He I live in Las Vegas on big Fan. I saw it. He was calling saying I saw your stand up special and he said I saw you standing. Special is the best thing. I'm seeing twenty five years better than Robin better than this. I have notes which I thought was this joke. Ever but then I hear crinkly paper. He'd written down notes for this phone call so that he would remember number. What to complement me on? That's what he meant when he said I have. We said wait. I have notes. I thought he was gonNA give me notes for a special that's done but no he had notes he he said. Oh so when you came out and kicked the MIC. Stand to the side. Did you have to join a separate union for that move. I love that movie and it was. When he was performing for me on the phone it was surreal? And he said if you're ever in Las Vegas let's have lunch. I will go right now. I will get on a plane when we were there for Ceus or did I make a special trip. I think I made a special trip So so I went. And we dined at Olives at the at the Bellagio Hotel and casino and he came with a a a bag with gifts in it and he sat down. And you know we I. I was indescribable. How Surreal Surreal? It was honestly you don't expect I don't think for especially someone who had been retired for that long that this opportunity to sit down and listen to him tell stories of Martin Lewis on tour. They got three train cars and they did like a whistle-stop tour but they were the original Beatles in the sense that they're not only biggest stars in the world but they had photos of them leaning out of a six story window and ten thousand fans down below Three car train Eh. That that they said one car was the all the orchestration the orchestra band members. Another car was the agents and managers and accountants and then they had their own car. Martin Lewis at Asleep or card that they they did. I think age is sixty cities and sixty four days as explained explained it and And people at the train stop gathering like a politician was So you know in all those. Those stories were just so amazing and then at the end of it no towards the end he brings out a box set of remastered astor. DVD collection of all the Martin Lewis Films then he brings out another remastered a DVD collection of Jerry Lewis Films he starred in director correct and then he said I've got one more gift and brings out a script that was at the bottom of this bag the whole length and he says says this is a movie that I'm GonNa come out of retirement and starring and I want you to play my son. Would you read the script please. And I said I I will read the script. Jerry I can tell you now. The answer's yes but all of course read the script. I don't need to read the script to answer right. You're I'm I'm flattered beyond belief and now that you might not like he said And so then we we did this. Movie And I played his son and and Maybe the best part of it was the beyond that. There's no beating that but we premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. So we've always heard the French love. Jerry Lewis Yeah so I got to experience at the ultimate French film home environment. The French and their feelings towards Jerry Lewis and I got to finally learn or maybe create a theory why The French were so obsessed so not only. Is there clown colleges more count clown colleges per capita in France anywhere and he was degrade clown but he and and he explained to me that in Nineteen fifty-nine with Martin Lewis broke up paramount. Pictures made a deal with Jerry to direct and star in at least one movie a year for ten ten years and they paid him five million dollars a year. Now this is nine hundred fifty nine. That's I'M GONNA guess. Equivalent of fifty million dollars a year today. Five million dollars a year tenures unprecedented deal more than any major movie star had ever made or even talked about making had a direct or star the movie once a year tenure. And that's where we got nutty professor and that's where we got Posted the Bellhop a double the bubble ladies man. Yeah all of those. And during that tenure run he started doing the telephone and then at the end of that ten year run he became just about the telephone and it in the first semi retirement really they would come out once for cracked or something. Some movie That didn't do well but but he he really. They became all about the telephone. So if you grew up in the seventies and eighties you only knew Jerry Lewis from telephone and you would hear about his movies that from yesteryear yesteryear and you may be saw the nutty professor after the fact but there were no the VHS tapes in the seventies certainly began in the eighties so you had to catch one of his movies and rerun but the Taliban was just gigantic every year at Labor Day and and over time even more diminishing returns on the Great Jerry Lewis and toast each generation eighties nineties ought. He was the telethon right. They didn't know anything about this great but to the French all of Europe he was like Charlie Chaplin who walked away because the telethon did not play outside of the United States interesting. It wasn't even covet on the news around the world to them in nineteen sixty nine Jerry Lewis at the at the height of his career vanish. Disappear now why. The rest of Europe wasn't as obsessed with France. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA go back to the clown college stuff. But he did have this this hold on all of Europe for quite a while and then the friends carried on the flag thereafter. But yeah yeah that was it that was and one of the Michelle Not Rashard. It was a it was a music composer. Shell grant ever go was that that can Festival and I. I actually asked him so seriously. What's the what's the deal? Yeah because the news conference was as if Brad Pitt was standing in from that they were. Yeah Yeah they gathered large and he started to talk about. Jerry walked away from from stardom in nineteen sixty nine. We didn't understand why part of never forgave him for it. Yeah and His films lived on here in theaters. you know Uh So yeah to play his son in that movie was. That's what I will throw in if you go to youtube and look up. I love Andy. Williams a huge Andy Williams fan and the Andy Williams show one of my favorite things. Not Andy Williams. So I'm with you. He was on Jerry. Lewis was on with Andy Williams and they do Moon River and it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen beyond that though you're watching Jerry dance and sing amazing and people do not understand that he could do both of those and well and I I mean obviously he had great control of his body but he could do those so watching the two of them is just a joy. Can't recommend that just just to prove my jerry. Bona lona fides the year of the break-up with not he fifty six okay so any listeners. Who WanNa sorry? Met Me Right now for allowing allowing that to pass I can respect that. Okay yeah no I do respect that see. I grew up at the exact right moment. Not Old enough to. I've seen the colgate comedy hours which subsequently became available right But the one of the first movies I clearly remember seeing was his first solo movie movie. The delicate delinquent fifty seven and I fell madly in love right and for Goodman years. I thought the Sun Rose and set on Jerry Jerry Lewis sure and as did the world yeah yeah it was the biggest Yup. Yeah and those and release of the new Jerry Lewis Movie. Yeah was a the big event for me anyway. Yes I remember thinking similar talent and and clowning and start him. There was a moment when Jim and carry walked out on stage. At the Oscars telecast to present an award and one of his early big comedies had just open open to a record setting level for a comedy film that weekend and Jim Walked out and before he presented he said so. Oh how was your weekend. Yes I remember. Yeah I remember and I remember thinking at that moment. He's the new Jerry Lewis. He's the biggest star. Yeah right now. And he's as incredible control of his physicality and he can dance and sing and he can do anything everything and his series kidding kidding right now is one of the most beautiful and brilliant. I'm thrilled for him. Because this is something yeah yeah I get. I'm always telling people try it. Go see you know. Watch it I promise you so so so good. There's so much more we could talk about one thing. I don't WanNa miss out on MM is given that. We're in a season of Oscar and Awards talk and all that That Martin Scorsese. It's on the scene again with a Robert Deniro and Al Pacino and Joe Patchy who I think is best in the film passion You had your moment With Mr Scorsese Mr Narrow and casino and Pasha. Yeah and Joe Patchy to an are arguably Sharon stone's bass this work James Woods is brilliant. And everybody WHO's in any score says film was great. Although I will say I have to do my my bet about the Irishman Between Pacino PECI and Deniro at some point watching the movie I did feel like I was watching. Thrill guys couldn't find their keys. Well where are they. I can't find him. I don't know what it's the Chrysler I can't find him dish fucking guy with the fucking keys again Bob and then mugs. It's not an audio and ask my impression Deniro's just yeah. There's no matter what it is in the movie. He can only grimace. Now breaks my heart because he's one of the greatest actors of any generation and I just it's it's it's killing me now. It's he has the same expression I don't know what is our thinking. Not they're not telling me Yeah so casino. Yeah yeah that was.
"pollak" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Aired four episodes in season one. It was on a Friday night and no one watched It was it was a sumed. It would not get a second season so I thought that sucks Good for Jason. He's GonNa get at this movie but I went home. Start Praying for Jason Alexander Success in not even Seinfeld success just jason just in general yes exactly and and So Lo and behold it got a second season and of course a historic run that follow but it meant that I was available to do this part and so that was the second working with Rob And Yeah you know He. He saw something that that that no one else had. I had not done that. Level of dramatic acting. I don't believe To fit into that Ensemble cast and superstars stars to do one of the leads. That was I was the only I would say the only character and actor that was not known to the audience watching the film MHM as a household name. The way everyone else was in rob really was taken a flyer and You know there's two weeks rehearsal and I think He saw enough not to fire me and yeah and did you rehearse it like a play. I don't know I don't I don't have any these very I mean. I don't know how. How a play rehearsals we we rehearsed on a sound stage with with tape on the ground to an? I think think that's true of theater to replicate the set and the and the furniture in this on the set we. We spent long ten now. Twelve hour days. Rehearsing are scenes I just Tom to me and I and then he eventually brought in. Nicholson For the courtroom stuff off. Here's a story. I don't think I've ever told on a podcast. So if you want yes please sorry to assume So Tom Cruise to me and I had been rehearsing for for a solid week week and a half at longtime many many days many hours we got rhythm going and then we started to realize that. Rob Reiner as director would give what actors call Paul Line readings This is a thing where the director actually performs the line for the actor to make get clear the rhythm that the director sees and hears in his mind actors usually if not always are not fond of getting aligned in reading because to them it sounds like the director is a parent their own parent saying no no not like that like this which no actor is a which is a child in a sandbox. Vulnerable needs to be cuddled and not told what to do but a great director should should tell you what to do and you should learn from that guidance and so rob being an actor found this shortcut in his version of directing his ability to direct brilliantly to give line readings and say you know you get to that and he doesn't mean to be dismissive or demeaning in any way and you get caught up in his energy energy when he says you know that part where you get to the thing and you say and then he just starts acting out the scene and so initially you know I. I was fine with in having very little experience but I saw Thomas to me not not ruffle their feathers but but react to it differently than I was and then you come to learn that it's thing and then we would talk about it and it was the first time I learned the term line reading. 'cause to me rob was just showing me and I was grateful for the guidance. Kasitah didn't necessarily have a clue And so when Jack got his first line this is what the story is. So it's the Soliloquy on the stand and and other than the table raid which I took place but everyone's reading from the script Raw Jack is performing the. You can't handle the truth speech which is quite long and so what he's doing it the very first time at rehearsal? I promise you it's ninety eight percent performance level. It was unbelievable. It was truly truly unforgettable edible and at the end of it you know as an actor. You just watched this happen. Rob Now has to get technically technically give notes and so rob says I know it's only the first time you did it. Jack and it was already performance level and I'm so grateful And so just a couple moments where we might Take another crack at it. You know that part when you get to and you say and then rob starts organically involuntarily acting out the moment not doing an impression of Jack just going through the beat and if you had a camera overhead looking down on us you have seen Tom. Damian is take one step back in a very comical choreographed moment as we Ohio. Let's see Jack GonNa react to his line reading. And and this is the moment where Jack Unforgettable forevermore looks up at rob and says yes. Well I guess Jason. I'm not there yet. And it was like you could see knobs is Robert Reich I guess I won't be giving notes to Jack. Yeah without having said that rob might have a different take on the moment if you asked him but man oh man was. That was a very respectful. You WanNa back Gov Robbie got this one but the the ensemble cast. You've been a part of You I know these different I know but that's I can't imagine watching Jack. Nicholson in front of you. Yeah like that's like yeah Hi Yeah of all people. Yeah you're you're you're Give a front row seat. Yeah the ultimate fly on the wall. Yeah A to one of the I would say arguably one of the greatest actors that have live without live without question. He's on his on Mount Rushmore and my Who has been also cool to five generations? I'm not sure how you pull that off. Maybe maybe six now so sunglasses gets every time. Yeah even at Basketball Games whereas sunglasses don't know how he sees the game but here we are with. The lights are very bright and he was also goofy and gregarious which I did not expect that somebody is cool as Jack would be aloof. I made that presumption foolishly. Initially he was the most approachable superstar. I've ever worked with and very goofy and silly which was just shocking. I Yeah I don't know why I was so surprised by it but I was insanely entertained by his goofy. And that's what they say about his great friend. Marlon Brando was a goofball oof ball. Yeah Yeah I've heard that a million times which is again Arthur pitcher. Yep Yeah hard to fit your but obviously true. I'm super serious. Which is where yeah? You're in grumpy. Old Men talk about some of the best starting at the feet of. I'm raise that lemon. Yeah that's that's another one one of those you can take now. Yeah Yeah Yeah experience. I'm saying that on your behalf. I'll do like I'll go because you got to be with him now. I hear you. That's the second one too. Yeah yeah feel around. Oh please started film. And I think twenty five years when they got her from grumpier old men and she's now apparently doing public appearances. Yes yes to an evening with an evening with which man oh man please young brain. Let's look up anywhere near where we live. Because I would killed exceeds I I. She was mesmerizing and Walter in Jack Lemmon were they were. They were heroes to me from another standpoint which was I figured I would always be character. You Know I. I loved character actors as a kid. My better half and a friend who you both know. Recall Stratton actually made baseball cards based on character actor so I found the right person to be with but but but I would collect them. You know with Edward G. Robinson Avid Center Jack Warden or whoever it was just yeah clung to them as a kid. And then Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon were character actors who became. Hey movie stars yes and but continued to do character actor type work which I would also argue about two giant stars now Leonardo Leonardo di Caprio Brad Pitt. Isn't that wild. Think they're both characteristics. That wild they both do extrordinary character. Leo's Leos Leonardo's work in all of Clinton's films Django unchained I mean. Yeah the That character that maniacal brown teeth just a whole build creation of that character and the one currently of course Brad pet has done character work that comedic actors would kill to do. That's it it's the it so yeah Mathurin method lemon were I. I love that though. I love that if you love to act And if this is something that brings you joy character actors. It's it's like when you're a kid doing musicals right you could be the lead or you could be the funniest person on stage you know. That's the it's stain sealer. That's it you know. Do you want to be the lead in guys and dolls. It didn't WANNA sing a place in can develop a cold like that's you know what I mean really. Yeah it's very special people who think that what Lemon Matthau did was kind of just falling off along. Yeah right are paying close enough attention. Yeah enough to interview them. On several occasions I ended a set visit to one of their later films and Matthau. Oh input well there. The both of them Matha was a trained actor Who took his work very seriously? Yes even no. He played comedic parts often especially in the latter part of his career right but he took his work very seriously. Yeah he came to play. Yes yeah they're both theater during and fascinating fascinating of you. Also got to work with Jerry Lewis. Yes Final Phil Yeah. I'm now realizing it's two degrees of Kevin pollock. I get you anywhere it because of the people I've worked with For Sure Yeah Jerry. Lewis long retired I got a call from from my standup agent. The great rich super Jerry Lewis wants your phone number my agents I said okay. Rich We've been in a long time. You need to know that you could just give very lowest Pinot that you don't need to call me and ask my permission attention. What's going through your mind here? I'm going to get a call from Jerry. I'm going to call you and say who the for how dare you so I said yes. Yes and then I was in the shower I think and so it went to his Jerry. Lewis was called went to voicemail. And I get this on the voice mail. Hi Kevin Jerry Lewis Call me. I'm in seven two. And he gives a number two. Yeah Las Vegas and so you know I played it eleven time right..
"pollak" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"The show could not be more specific. No no we we have. We've nailed that benchmark. That's yours and I I must say it does seem don't burst my bubble now. Okay it does seem like you're having a hell of a good time. Well so what do you base that on because we do hear that all the time and I'm curious and I've said it to other people watching their shows. Yeah and and I and I I when I think about it not to drill down. Unnecessarily the show itself is so fun to watch in the way the characters interacting and and you engage in them but you also know them as actors and actresses you start to assume that must be a fun show to work on because it's so damn smart or the pace. Payson clip is such an for performers. It's fun to do. So is that what you mean. I guess it just seems I mean you. You're you're you all seem so. Invested assisted in those parts and the writing is so superior it is and it all starts there and then and then we get to either make it even better somehow or just make it as great as it is on the page There's almost no way to screw it up If they have a usable take. Then they've succeeded. Amy and Dan direct almost every episode in fact on the directors guild side. I'm very pleased and proud of them to I share with you. They got three of the five nominations. Wow for television comedy wow this year from Dj's exceptional. That's an that's a big deal. It's crazy it's also amazing. There's a lot of comedies on television. Are Aware of everything television. Seven hundred scripted. Show that's it. I right so I I just got a critics choice awards. And when they're reading the nominee lists. I said this to my dad yesterday because I said how. How do you want especially when you include television looking at the film nominated go? Holy Shit you have everyone how. You Know Anthony Hopkins Jonathan in price like just start there. Sure and work your way down like everybody. The entire cast of the Irishman or some of the greatest. You know and so to listen to those nominations and hear people going through and you're like how do you even so it is a huge deal that people recognize this show and I love that. Something intelligent is popular. Brings me joy. Yes it does you know because see. Maybe people don't need everything dumbed. I'm down. Maybe they like where shining beacon speaking of which yes speaking of Buzzy TV show Billions last year. I did a a multi episode arc in season. Four Heller Romantic yes. Thank you incredibly fun Yeah a great crew and cast and it was great great great fun again at such a high level. Yeah Yeah for of writing and perform. Yeah when it when it season DROPPED ON SHOWTIME I. I only heard from the riches just people I knew who all think the show is written about them. That was pretty funny and enjoyable. But I had a great time working on that and also better things playing Pamela. AVALON's brother just worked on the most recent season spoiler alert. That hasn't come out yet. Yeah boy in a lot of my friends. Here is a those spinning plates now to wind back a little bit of. Did you ever foresee yourself being an actor. Actor wasn't an ambition of yours. I mean I don't know you started doing stand up when you were a kid. Literally a Kit Yeah I remember an I suffer from this now. Jamie will tell you When I come out of a movie and it started when I was about five years old when I come out of a movie? I'm talking like someone on one from the film it's Zelic thing. He's rolling her eyes and it doesn't even have to be a famous person. Could be an accent I will carry that with me. It was an early age. Mimicry you know the thing about doing impersonations When I started to think about and analyze it a bit more all children learn to speak by mimicking? Sounds parents are someone in this town Nannies Nannies sounds that they make the the children mimic that sound. That's ultimately how you develop speech pattern is by mimicking sounds and voices and characters and Tone cadence so for a very very small percentage of us we never stop and that tool just broadens and in Haydn's and almost ask Burgee in nature that it's a not something we can even control so at age five to present day I will be so affected by performance or an attitude or voice that I will come out of that theater or the kitchen and talking as has that person or like them and so he wasn't just doing impersonations that interest me was Being affected affected by performances in wanting to replicate so win butch casting ascendance kid came out in theaters. I think I was preteen. Eighteen and I was obsessed with the performances and the characters not doing voices but wanting to be in that world saw that film ten in times in the theater I wanted to be back in that world and then I found myself in life emulating some of the pattern or patter and realized that when I did start doing impersonations. It wasn't enough for me just to do the voice. I needed to walk Gleich them and move them and gesture like them and physically become that person and it becomes now to this day a possession so when I I do Christopher Waldner whoever there is a weird possession of full body that an actor would take on portraying a a character building that character from the ground up so a very long answer is yes I always knew I wanted to be an actor. I didn't know what I was going to do about got it but yeah it was a life childhood long Kind of obsession but that would you call it. A parallel stream to wanting to WHO Just entertain be a comedian. Well that starts as being a ham this being a little ham bone and wanting attention and needing attention we all as I first first thing director was a documentary called misery loves comedy night. Who interviewed everyone talking everyone? Yeah it's a talking. Heads documentary documentaries is not that great and in terms of the scale of documentaries these days but I interviewed about sixty knowingly famous funny people the premise being do you have to be miserable miserable to be funny but it grew out larger from there and I started to realize that that everyone suffers from from. Hey look at me needing more attention. Otherwise facebook is not a multibillion dollar industry your page. You're someone but comedians in particular or any performer Decides to choose. Hey Look at me as a profession fashion that always boggled my mind. You're signing up for a lifetime of rejection facing basically when you when you assign your profession to that hat that Desire and need so I was always fascinated by by that individual and being one of them. Hey look at me. So the parallel I think comes from that First and foremost just being a ham craving attention. I feel almost like stand up. I started to see stand ups on TV when I was about ten eleven and became sort of obsessed in collecting them. Like my friends would collect baseball cards. Whoever whoever the stand-ups were at the time And so they were sort of parallel but not a big fan of school Higher Learning So the idea of going to an acting school Didn't interest me or theater necessarily because standup became I am such a solo endeavor. So I didn't really do the theater out. I didn't do the formal acting training route. I went through the STANDUP channel. I in San Francisco and then La. Well you haven't mentioned one key ingredient a sense of humor which you happen to have innate it yeah it's it's their new their stand up comedy classes. I'm told as a premise that bothers me. But if it can can help you get out of your Shell and find a calling perhaps grant but I do think it tonight and I do think that as an art form which I insist it is. It's inspired by someone so I remember Richard Lewis Giving Grief Paul Reiser for taking a similar riff of his and me thinking at the time. Yeah but you definitely were inspired by Woody Allen and as we all were And so yeah I think when you have out eventually find your own voice maybe it becomes a profession and but it must start from an innate place I if nothing else to be able to rip off your heroes emulate there their style before you find your own well. I've always loved a thief of bad gags there. You go personal faith. Who would that be? The Elton Mills Milton Berle yes. That's ten times. We are missing terribly missing the nicknames nicknames that used to exist for jazz musicians and comedians. 'CAUSE I make him say all of them out loud all the time because they make me laugh. Yeah and we definitely definitely could use some of that again. I Agree Kate Smith the song bird of the South So good Ted Lewis the high handed tragedian of Song. Oh baby solid right. That's the way Georgia Gibbs Who else and so on and so sure doesn't take much to amuse me here? We know we gotta work on that. I'm just saying -At's create a name for all the performance. We love. That's it. He's he's just create nicknamed my whole life. That was the thing with Brill. Bingo I've used. Yeah Yeah Ankle melty stole. We love him anyway. He was a thief. Yeah no he certainly was a famous thief. Steve Allen wrote a wonderful book back in the fifties you remember the fifties. How'd you Well I don't yeah I was born in them. Brought a book called the Funny Man. It's a very good book and I it's very light right without being pretentious and he wrote a wonderful chapter on Milton. Berle where he he said that no one could beat Milton in a cutting competition Because while someone was trying to think of something funny to say he remember something funny he or someone else had said before. Wait Rolodex I can attest to that. Because I having spent a little time with with Milton he was just really funny and fast. I feel Steve Allen himself has a rolodex of reference. Oh Yes yes. He was always great with puns. No matter what you said it inspired upon of some behind. Yeah I was born in the late fifties but I I The funny men the funny man. Yeah let's I try to look back at young brain. Let's I would love to read that book. It's very he. He did a sequel to it and he expanded the original the original included women and perhaps it yes okay good and more contemporary. Yeah Subjects pressure the original book which deals with the the pillars pillars of show. Business in the great from back in the comedy. Performance is just wonderful and they were the G. O. C.'s perhaps yes original comic. So what was your first film and TV. Show as a fan. I know in it. Oh as a participant as you appear on screen Ably we might have to go to the Internet. That's okay the actual answer because my memories are the first film was definitely willow. A rip off before willow. I'd like to say willow because it's a a an enjoyable film. The first his first film I was in was a rip off of. It's a mad mad mad mad world that dino dealer into Cisco Called million dollar mystery I want to say and Comedians were hired. Like it's a mad mad men Mabro In the case of million dollar mystery they these were not famous comedians. It's these were these. Were young up and coming COMEDIANS. To play all these are available. Available available is the exact. We're thank you so much for that. I AH HA realization And so We yes we were looking for money like in the original better film so that was the first movie movie I was in but thankfully I was in it because Rick Overton was also in it and so then shortly thereafter when the when Ron Howard a hired Rick Overton to be in the movie willow. He said look I need this is a comedy team. I sort of need for the brownies. These two characters who act as a comic Migrelief Inside kicks to our hero character willow and so I need you to improvise with whoever the other brownies. Rick if you could make a shortlist of five or so other performer. COMEDIANS and then we'll have them come in one at a time and improvise with you and that will be how we find the other Brownie and and so rick Much to my fortune. Put me on that shortlist. And then I was selected from that process. And that's how I ended up in Willa. Thanks to Overton Overton a major motion picture. Yes and although I'm really recognized from it because my character is about six inches tall and I'm wearing a hat made wait a minute from a rat's head I'm going to say You were shorter than billy. Barty a wildland film wildly. Yeah and Warwick Davis who plays with all the little people Could not they were giants to the Brown in fact we call him such. Yeah anyways yes so. Willow is the first movie movie that the the the nation saw and continue. Continue to see now thanks to Disney plus from people again right And also had its thirtieth anniversary not too long ago. That's part of what's crazy about making TV Indian film or even in your case with putting chat show on is that they exist in their own little world out there when you need it you know. I can't imagine imagine what it's like to watch yourself at twenty at thirty forty fifty you know yeah. It's a strange thing but I will say I've always always Seen myself in a movie as a as a.
"pollak" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Ooh everybody I'm Leonard Maltin. I'm Jesse Molten listening to Molson on movies and our guest today wears many hats And today and I don't know he's an actor he's a stand up comic he's a professional poker player He's Now we used used to call him impressionist but that sounds like a painter A mimic yeah. You like Mimic as mimic okay. I'm okay with it all right. It wouldn't be my first choice but I'm certainly okay with it when I was growing. Well it's Kevin Pot one who does impersonation. Let's let's eliminate the suspense. Yeah when I was growing up watching Frank Gordon and rich little. It's like that freshness they were then got older and I realize museum also had a second meaning to that word. Yeah became sort of Awed Yeah writer directors the New Hyphen. That I'm a little obsessed with a well and why not. Yeah because it takes a lot. It takes obsession a to be a writer does it. Yeah and And that's another one you've added to your resume. Yeah Yeah and chat show longtime chat show host podcast. Yes one of my Co Host Jamie Foxx here to your Lovely auspices and we yeah in March of Oh nine MHM when you needed a machete each hand to carve your way through the jungle of having to explain to people what a podcast is You know we where we were Upstarts we were in pioneers. Yes you're a podcast pioneer. Yeah there you're good wagon nice reversing he. He does like the term. Og Now that he knows what it is. He's a fan of soda so Kevin is an og. Well Kevin is for sure no g in that in arena. It's Funnier when he says and I was even a guest on your self-same podcast and and it was a wonderful experience it it was really fun we enjoyed it but ten years and four hundred episodes was enough from Ya we had SAM. Sam Levine on recently is as I say. My Dad's favorite child like I come way second to Sam should And he was your side kick for a while Jamie. Yeah the two of them were the Kicks in the side. We call there you go but he we asked him about some of his favorite folks got to speak to you and obviously Tom. Hanks is up there yes Tom Came in a very close. Oh second on the longest episode. Who's GONNA stop? Are you gonNA stop him. I'm not nope two hours. Forty two minutes might Tom. Hanks yeah all these episodes by the way Well all but maybe the last thirty five are on video on Youtube on the cake. Kevin Pollack Chacho Channel. Oh that's great still therefore you for free and yeah the last year or so. I switched over to audio only but for for nine years years we were at least I think nine years we were live streaming video. Wow Yeah again. You're that's that's an early. Yes not in Maher yes we would have perhaps done better. After the world of twitch was invented turns out. No one's watching too much life human video ever ever. I mean people don't watch live. TV Yeah True True. So what made us think we can. But but but you did it. You did it at a time. was there was to archive the episodes and let people get too like they do their. DVR whenever they wanted. It's there Well those are that's valuable archive. I keep telling my agents that there's value here. Well I'll tell you as an uninterested not an interested observer on Saito stakeholder financially uninteresting that it is valuable because he had not not only that you had such interesting and diverse people on your your show but you allowed them the time to to tell their stories. Yeah Yeah and and you're a good interviewer so you set them up for interesting conversations for interesting stories is thank you thank you. I'm glad we could do this. Quid pro quo right so we ever WANNA use that term again. I don't know maybe we do. Maybe we don't. We have to find a Greek equivalent. Yeah I'll we'll do some research. You work on that people look into that. Jessie are that means me ninety people but no. I don't know if I mean I'm sure sure you had the experience. People are surprised slash confused as to what to do with time. Because when you have letterman Leno all all those shows that have been on forever you get two minutes three minutes I mean and it goes so fast six on average but yes he goes into minutes now so fast having done all those shows as a guest. Yeah over my career Yeah the idea was. Let's not have those restraints. And also before Charlie Charlie rose got Super Hansie. His his was my favorite. It was meant to elicit laughter. Feel free. Here's what's my favorite favorite to do in the sense that it felt like a conversation. He was a journalist. There was a research done. There was no pre interview. Hang on research which yeah. What is that no people who are prepared? It's a wonderful thing. Yeah on the chat show I used to refer to the dossier we had on and we had a research producer. Who you know put together thirty pages that I within each week? Boil down to a couple of pages of bullet-point notes so I wanted to emulate that I mean Johnny. Carson's tonight show. It's clearly my favorite favorite favorite but for for other reasons reasons in terms of a conversation. Yeah now. I missed Charlie rose. I don't miss his hands. Yeah but I do miss his show. Yeah especially especially when he had Journalists on Yep and statesman P.. I didn't enjoy his show business interviews so as much but but he he had really interesting and provocative guests that so like today exactly like today. Yeah there's there's no difference whatsoever and we were chatting just before we started to roll. I used to save record. It's recording record We're being recorded. Oh yes indeed. Okay just checking just for US Pacific. DIFFIC- place to gather in front of microphones right and then not being document Olive that That you have many things that you can and and we'll be a promoting today. Oh my goodness well we can. We can talk about them if there's It's all need to care basis so if if there's any any of these stories that interest you for example three Christ's is based on a true story about a doctor who came to an institution in Nineteen nineteen fifty nine where paranoid schizophrenics were only being treated with electroshock therapy. There was no other option and this doctor played by Richard Gere in the film suggested. Maybe we try something else. I play the doctor who runs the institute and has over two thousand patients and doesn't really have time for Ah Conversation in order to maintain that many and so he there are three patients in particular who believe they are in fact Jesus Christ so his. The doctors premise was only one of you can be Jason. If in fact we go with the option that one of you is. Let's all agree that only one of you can be. And let's get together. And he did these group therapies with them and the story is sort of the trajectory Torri of his efforts and they're they're going through the process and Mike character not dealing with this progress very well and that's out that you just open last weekend. Yeah Okay I don't know when this airs but it. Yeah it's it's out out out there it's out there to you now. Another one that is imminent is goal goalie based on a true story. Also Terry Sawchuk a renowned goalie For the Red Wings and He was over last breed of goalies. Who did not were facemask? Yeah so puck to the face. Yeah I rose one of the ways you would defend the goal now. Can you imagine and then taking many many books. Yeah so anyways I played as a ah the sort of general manager and father figure to this up style. You know this great talent so I play this guy a real life character. Jack Adams who. There's a Jack Adams award trophy. There's a Jack Adams League became rather Part of the fabric of hockey in his era he was I. Think the most winning coach Certainly the red wings until just a few years ago. Yeah when Babcock surpassed them but yeah a run from the fifties to two thousand fourteen May. Oh my yeah. Yeah crazy crazy. Any who Mark O'Brien brilliant young actor plays Terry Sawchuk. He's just incredible. Keep going more and A very scary Open the end of the two thousand nine hundred thousand that apparently got some great reviews and and so one. I play a sadistic also technically based on Lucy on a true story or inspired by so there was an all boys school we shot at the actual place outside outside of Sacramento. And it's like a castle sort of reform story and this character I played was the headmaster slash Torturer of these kids and yet super scary and spooky and yeah so apparition if that's your cup of tea so you're they're tough to avoid me Leonard If you have a satellite dish of any kind rights cable perhaps and you go around the dial. Yeah people like if you have of Amazon prime. If you'd like to get your hammers overnight or two days you got free programming and part of that is a marvellous. Mrs Amazing Season Three dropped quite recently. which is one of the most Talked about this. Yeah I never I never been a part of something called the Zeitgeist. Well you're in it now apparently We're we'RE SMACK DAB in the middle. Yeah it's real crazy ride that. Yeah Yeah are you enjoying it. It's it's the apex of enjoyment quadrant. I mean I've I've done a few movies. I don't know the exact number ninety one but I will say that six of them are quite good But in his Jamie my better half was here likes to point out much like Bo Jack Horse when I was very big in the nineties and so two two at this point of my life to be a part of something that's reaching the world and reaching every age group I think her niece was nineteen eighteen when the show dropped in her nineteen a non Jewish friends became obsessed with the show which I found quite startling and certainly a sign of the times and approach in restaurants by. Yeah every ethnic group every age. It's just wonderful crazy crazy. It's not you know if if if we could bottle success people would but you can't see you can stack the deck. You can do everything. Yes yes I still don't know if I described this show to you and I said people all over the world are obsessed with it talk. Hang on catch you. You're saying like they're not Jewish and they watch Tony Flu. I was not in the pilot and so after they did the pilot the way Amazon Don worked back then. I don't know if it's true now. They would put their pilots up on Amazon prime site. And then let the audience sort of weigh in on it. He's the help them make their decisions. And based on the number of clicks views they would and so the pilot went through the roof and they they got picked up two seasons from pilot which is quite rare and A first for them but I remember don't want so then the creators of the show. Any Sherman Palladino Dan Palladino realize that the show didn't have inlaws and so they they called me up and said. Would you like to join the circus. And I knew their success from Gilmore girls. Although as a man I I hadn't crossed my yes menu which is fair and But then I watched the pilot and it was a no brainer because there were no oh scripts yet for the short season or the character. Even I didn't know what they had in mind. I didn't care you watch that pilot in the answer's yes but I remember Tony Shalhoub. When we I start working in regards to its success said I thought we'd get most of the Jews in the upper west side of New York? Not even all of the most of uh-huh. Yeah the fact that Indo China's yeah right obsessed with the show that was that was mommy's initial my mom's initial reaction to it was that which is how does anyone my mom worked worked in the catskills. My mom worked at a summer camp in the catskills. Both my parents are New Yorkers so to then this is very funny sure but you familiar Taylor familiar but also the sense of just the period of time you know the fifty eight rooms sixty now. What a nineteen year old would be interested in then in that the wardrobe although stunning and beautiful and exceptional it's not contemporary in any way shape or form the music when the show first I started was very much to the period so yeah and the rapid pace of it almost like a screwball comedy? It's been called at times again and I don't know what nineteen year olds had to to recognize But they did well. There's something and they do. It's it's not original observation on my part but Somehow somehow the more specific story is in its setting and it's Melia the more universal it seems to it's so true and I don't know how and why that is but it is..
"pollak" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Mom's friend the way everything gains in Thai. Everything's ties. You get to go. Well I don't know about that bad. I didn't know that variety right. Don't like yeah. That's a new one condescending voice. It's a new one from eighteen. Seventy one it's not new. It's not that new fact. Nobody if you're an infant when it became came a national holiday you've been dead for sixty one year that so not. It's a new one maybe not a new of it but the baby bottle all right so she has this premise miss. She's not signed off on the fact that the guy by the way God bless Dennis prager that guy's got way more patients than than everyone. I know that's why he's called a blustery lost three blowhard or whatever. I'm no that's not that guy he's he should be yelling. Zip Batch at this point. But he's not so then she's going to move forward but it's funny because he'll he'll predict it that's a that's a new one. Okay all right. It might be now that you know that I assume it. It doesn't change your mind. No guys I prefer happy holiday more inclusive more question question. Are you Jewish. Absolutely okay so let me ask you a question and Holocaust survivors child. Okay in my my heart goes out to you as a big burden to be a Holocaust survivor child. So I'm well aware I believe me I could tell you stories. I mean I'm not but I am well aware and but I won't ask you a question. Is it OK in Israel where twenty percent of the population in is not Jewish. Is it okay to say Chabad Shalom to non Jews not to you down has to do. That's another interesting thing you don't have to do like no he said is it okay. So that's the other part we like take you don't have to. I'm just saying this kind of think in this kind of talk is getting real pervasive. Like everybody's got an angle here and it's GonNa be difficult difficult to talk anyone out of their idea or even suggest your own if this is going to be circular discussion the the poppy PAPI. Everyone's posture because it goes on for a while but it's funny the people like that. Who Won't who won't answer a direct question and up confusing using the other person so much it's like I don't even know how this conversation started? Maybe a right. And that's what they want right. It's so confusing. It's such a wild ride at that point. We'll also oh I do this. I run into this a lot. Where people go I was late because I had trouble tying my shoes and I go. You're wearing flip flops. And they go. Oh Oh I was because Uber Guy showed up late shift. I thought we were talking about your shoes. Now we've moved to the next thing and I'm like it's all news news one day why AM I. Should I believe the for wood. Okay this is the second one I questioned this or is this the one you're going to land on. It's kind of a weird thing to do out lounge around Practicing like look if you're in a culture and the culture predominantly five move to Mexico and they had a culture that celebrated the whatever. I wouldn't insist that I'm going to turn it into something else to say happy. Whatever yes whatever? That is wherever I was. That's kind of kind of what is argument while she doesn't like like that. Also as a as a groundlings former grandly it was kicked out of the groundlings specific better than general. I don't like people going staff stuff like what people go. I you know if someone says I'm a car guy. I'm like what kind of car I like. You know. I like the specific acidic part of life and having being Jewish and having to Jewish parents and being raised conservative and going to synagogue every Friday night and the whole deal my mom. I don't know if she still feels feels this way. But growing up you'd see bumper sticker that said Jesus is the reason for the season and go. You know what it is and I always kind of appreciated that because it's like if that's that's what you celebrate the that I also feel if you think about her how long it took him. Just sell this Hundred fifty year old holiday to her. There's a there's a lot of narcissism which is. I don't appreciate Betcha that's nothing nothing to do with these people celebrate Christmas. That's our culture wish. Merry Christmas or the wishes to you. You don't it's not about you. I'm Jewish and I don't feel like it's not about you. It's about them. It's fine keep walking. Don't get caught up in it this notion which you brought up earlier like I wasn't blaming coaches and four men and I was in blaming anyone he wanted to get on with it because I want people to say this instead of why. How's that serve you? What's it do for your 401k? What to do for your children? Does it make you taller or is it making thinner. What is it why why why? Why are we investing this energy? And he keeps moving all right. Kevin pollock is out there. Oh He's Jewish Jewish Jewish boy moisture in the marvelous. Mrs Mazel. Ho Yeah phenomenal. Is there more decorated or Bali. Allie huge ballyhooed. Every time I drive to the Melrose Improv every billboard on like marvel. I'm literally just going to pull over and just just camp out on one of those billboards and just stare at it. All over the place. Every episode is a sweeping cinematic event. It is so beautifully flee down it's so wonderfully written all talk to Kevin about that it's got movies out doing everything we'll talk to the Great Kevin Pollack right after this..
"pollak" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"It's going to be as twenty eighth year in a row about shack. Shack is literally involved with a hundred and twenty businesses simultaneous right. There's no forget about Sammy Davis Junior. There's a new sheriff in town. The hardest working guy in show business business. Where was this attitude when it came to getting back on defense when he was playing for the Lakers are practicing? Free throw shots. Where's that fire? Yeah Yeah I mean the guy. Not Whatever scored a point if he had that same commitment that he has toured the Carnival cruise lines. John's Graham the way you wanted him to love the wanted him to love the game like he loves income and and being a sheriff and being a Sheriff Jack Maybe it was just doing the one thing. It's easily easily effective as income. Either Way Greg back on events or maybe it's free throws he got paid for a couple of things and it was about on defense and it was. He played great defense. But it wasn't hustling down the court. You know what I'm saying. Yeah I mean it's weird that he is now hustling twenty seven income. Now you know what I'm saying. What I'm I'm saying? Well Shack says he knows what it's like to wake up and not get a single toy on Christmas and he doesn't want any child to experience that check a clause All right he's he's a good dude that guy. He's a success story. Like I appreciate all the stuff but man I can't turn on the TV. Not Seen. I mean if you did like a breakdown of companies he was affiliated with and boards stuff on the board of and all that kind of stuff impressive impressive his devotion to the general's the general is well. It's the most nauseating and an animation. I think I've ever seen in my life. I God God. Who's in the last twenty years? Let's picture let's take bill cosby's career and put it up against Jack in terms of endurance ear and in fifteen years in terms of live prime prime. I'm year. God You WanNa you WanNa get surreal once once in a while. The bill cosby show the last one or the eighties one or whatever that does come up on whatever. TV watch it just watch it. It's it's it's like it's creepy. It's Rick it's weird ironic and don't forget he's an Obgyn in his own basement. Oh that's his job and that's where he does it that's right. Yeah Dean Cain starred in a movie about that. How many degrees separation can Kevin Pollack and Bill Cosby do? When I was ten years old my first act was lip? synching Noah and the Ark. See there it is just didn't have in the liner notes. Prolific serial serial rapists. Are they turn them over. You're looking at my part. So you did bill. COSBY's yeah and the no and the Ark bit do you remember that one. Yeah so that side of this precocious little ten year old Jewish kid lip synching and this phenomenally hilarious comedy album was it was an act of you know. My mom caught me doing it one day. And then you're doing that for the Zuckerberg Passover so I did it on the white painted brick fireplace. Oh Yeah Stage Wjr for thirty relatives and then that was I laughed. I got from from a large group and then it was over. It was over in that moment. You Bit your bit by the Buck Doc. Now I celebrate being allowed obnoxious Juliana Marvelous Mrs Maes right good note to go out on apparition version. You mentioned the top. Thank you for that. It's a little horror. Movie theaters. Looks very good Christmas. If you want the shit scared.
"pollak" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"One of the percents bonus up or it's only a game and to get better at DS? Is the fantasy records. The podcast on Apple podcasts and podcasts one and of course the TV. Show the fantasy. Football with Brad Evans. Thank you my friend. The Code One. Oh what happened is. We're speaking of the holidays. So Kevin Pollock is here and talk to that very talented friendly man in a moment I I was Listening to My friend Dennis Prager. Let's SAFE SPACES DOT com. You WanNa see our movie and I've really been as as you know Focusing on we're talking about the God God knows I call let or or Waco Phobia Phobia And this sort of people know what they know. And then I also was complaining that There was some drainage issue on some property or something and I was sort of explained to adults like. I've been here when it's raining. I fixed it. I know how it's GonNa work. And they're like yeah. Archive doesn't think and I'm like no no it works. Yeah our guy doesn't think and I'm like Holo I'm standing here in front of you and I'm explained do you think I'm a liar and then it's also it's like why aren't people like here's the deal. I have like like a an hierarchy. I have people I listened to. Oh and then. There's other people I listened to a little grain of salt and then there's other people I don't really believe when they say something. I go check on it but I kinda calibrate people and some people use a little hyperbole. Some people speak gotta turn and then some people are a little more precise and if your precise it's it's usually because you've earned your way too precise you have a history of speaking clearly making and being right or being consistent system you know and so I was listening Chris Smith's you should know was declared a federal holiday in the US in eighteen eighteen seventy mic cents. So here's a woman who reminds me of one of my mom's friends calling into prager show because he basically said I like Christmas. Smith's I'm a Jew but I like people saying Merry Christmas happy holidays or whatever. We're calling it now. I like it and is an atheist sort of feel the same way I love loved the Christmas part. I'm not offended by any religious affiliation to it. I'm curious actually genuinely why I've always wondered why people make such a big deal out of Merry Christmas versus happy holidays. We're saying essentially the same thing. Why do you what is it? Why does one make? This feels like a big too small for you. Why why waste any calories on this whatsoever ever well because the holiday doesn't suggest what holiday it is? Christmas says it's this holiday. This is the holiday. That's kind of the specific part of it and I'm sort of making the same argument is why are we burning calories. Just Merry Christmas. Were in a place with celebrates Christmas but prager bigger will address it but the the woman who's a juice Cina. She likes the holiday better and the coins the point. I don't don't have strong. I like Mary Christmas. I like old time. Whatever I'm fine? I don't care about the holiday that much My point is is. It's not what's correct. Merry it Christmas or happy holidays either. WanNa do for me. I prefer Christmas but either one will do. It's one person is trying to make a point to the other person and they they they know what they know except for. They don't know anything and there's a lot lot of that going on but I'll just listen you listen to a funny funny interaction and and prime it or from it don't know I've not familiar with that name. Hi Hello I'M A I. I listened to you often and with you politically.
"pollak" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"For your service. Mr Drivers hemispheres. Trying to say thank you. Thank you for your service for sure. Speaking of which we talked cover now. How Fun Dot Org just for a nanosecond? There's never been a national Emergency Fund for men and women in Law forcement. It's all Broken up into cities and states and the like wounded warrior tone program for the military. And so I've just joined the board of Directors of cover now fund which brings brings These emergency funds to families of men and women law enforcement specifically starting with suicide now three times. The amount officers killed in the line of duty all on how many come on gotta drop at listen. It's the police. Being a policeman in the past came with some physical baggage. You Get stabbed or you could get shot or you could get something but you had the respect of the community that you're serving and get fucking buckets of water dumped on your head bye goddamn nine year old and then the bucket thrown in the fucking bucket thrown at us so now it used to be well. I may get shot by a gang banger but I have the appreciation of the community. I serve now. It's neither and most politicians bailed on Youtube somehow. decided in this fucking ass backwards. Society Sidoti were slowly transitioning to that the people who arrest the bad people are the reason those people are in prison. Well technically yes. They are car but they're serving the community and they're trying to get the fucking bad people off the fucking street and we somehow demonize the people that are in charge of our safety because we're fucking walking idiots and the fucking politicians but a real this shit in. Yeah I'm fucking sick of it my clear. Okay it's fucking bullshit. Ah Everybody Oh these guys are the prisoner of the school. The prison pipeline the cops grabbing stop and Frisk stopped. Ask in Fresco and and if you don't have anything on you then you keep fucking walking. Yeah their arrest you end up throwing net on you. They always seem like superheroes to meet literally putting on armor you. You know to protect and serve the way that the superheroes were in comic books but this was coming to life And also for my whole life for whatever reason I walked passing officer and said Thank you for your service because it seemed like any time someone does a job that is outside of their own Personal personal agenda career. You know the idea that you would go into the streets and and and look for the bad guys as it were and to try to remove them from from a a otherwise thoughtful and caring society on paper is a must and should be celebrated and should be honored on a on a minute by minute basis let alone hourly or weekly or once a year so the first one the second one is catastrophic injury. These officers who were catastrophically injured in line of duty turned over to insurance company. Always have to hire a lawyer and sue for very basic things like the proper wheelchair they really are left. If you don't haven't been on the fourth long enough to have a pension and all these things These two areas of concern of really help the families of the men and women in blue. And you know in the case of suicide there off given the last paycheck which isn't enough for the funeral. Let alone groceries so the idea. This National Emergency Fund is to help these families in in their times of need and and these officers have a life beyond their catastrophic injuries as called cover now fund dot Org. Yep Thank you let's stop demonizing folks that are enforcing yeah. We'll everyday's a slow news day right right so we have to look if it bleeds. It leads that's always been the case with news. WHO's right? It's only gotten worse so we only hear about the bad officers out there doing bad things we never hear about the heroics of these people on a on a on a minute by minute basis. Well well it's also kind of thing where it's like look there are a small percentage of every group that are not great at what they do you and maybe even bad sheriff and maybe even intentionally bad there's accountants that are bad guys who work at malls that are banned there's going to be a certain percentage of cops. In percentage of firemen certain percentage look what percentage at schoolteachers are great. fucking heroes. Kiss my ass. I've had fucking too good schoolteachers out of one. Hundred Twenty eight my life. It's a horrible an average so yes there are a couple of bad cops out there. There's just a couple of bad everything users predators coralline Cox folks. We have to build a life around those people have to build a narrative around those people. Let's not let's not okay Let's see all right. Go ahead sir. Well most of us have heard this story at least know some of the broad strokes but in a candid interview Burley's therein opened up about the night. Her mother killed her father. bombshell start. You know of course during a lot of press right now for the movie told. NPR that her father was a very sick man and alcoholic. She says when she was fifteen. Her father was so drunk one night that he shouldn't have been able to walk and he came into the House with a gun Shirley's and her mother were in the bedroom leaning against the door because he was trying to push through and they're trying to keep him out he she says the father then shot through the door three times times and that it was a great time and that it was a miracle miracle that none of the bullets hit anybody so her mother Grabbed her her gun and shot her husband. No charges were filed as it was deemed in Self-defense. But that is the pretty much the full account of what happened that night. That's hot off the press. I heard that interview live yesterday with Terry. Gross walkout drive address. I like the family. Shirley was going to go for her. I got the book Mr Booths. He went for his pistol South Africa South Africa. Then we had the pool man he was. He went for his gun gardner gun and before forty. Now we're we're in a trench and it was like the First World War within Your Reservoir Nineteen Seventy Jesus Christ. Is that good. I want to watch out for you. I'm Michelle She was great bombshell. Really great she became expected right Oh you guys were in that thing you do. That's right so says Max Pat. That's right I love that little movie. Yeah I don't know why Kevin Bacon need six degrees. I'll get you anyone. Anyone two degrees or last name. Anyone other Kevin's Adam driver shore. So driver worked. You know I have to go through the person's filmography sure was let's see Harrison. Ford connection is there That's a problem. I don't know his career as well because again cab with its doors. Ability William again who D- work within the SODERBERGH film. I think feel like there's somebody in there. I liked that movie and also black Klansman. I liked the bunch. Wasn't there somebody in that. He was great hidden in the Coen. Brothers he was very briefly and Louis Davis. Is there anyone in that that movie. Well do we help you. Breaking Crystal. Adding driver was in J.. Edgar with Jessica hedged Hecht. Who is the magic of Belle isle with Kevin Pollack Inhale have? Wow thank you for the help all right well. This is just a a creepy weird story. a woman was killed Tuesday morning when a piece of debris fell from a seventeen storey building in times square and hit her square in the head head. Her name is Erica Tishman. She happened to be an architect by the way sixty years old whose office was just sweet. Few blocks away. She's walking walk around the corner on the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and forty ninth just came from a meeting. Like look. Someone's gotTa secure those Gargoyles. That's right it happened happened about ten forty five. When first responders arrived she was dead? No others were injured literally just came down right answer for the amount of material all that is above the third floor in Manhattan and the amount of activities around everything's below everything's above and and there's activity on the roof window. washers guys doing repairs and stuff like that and you go. Buy some of those ornate buildings and there's tons of stone cut and Corey tile title and ornate this and ornate that it doesn't and then there's a freeze in a fond of freeze. Thaw cycle constantly doesn't happen that often. That's something falls off. Yeah that's the world's best Christmas tree well. Department of buildings inspectors found cracks in the facade pieces of terra cotta missing and the owner of the building is ordered now to install a sidewalk shed to protect pedestrians. Don't have to be in Los Angeles to see the cracks in the facade. New Yorkers well built at that Jews originals like the Hebrews the Hebrew who's a lot in building these sounds but the in fact a piece of architecture falls and pinpoints the head of architecture and architects. Use that that suggests there's a god and he's critic for sure good point. Yeah I'm trying to think like what what would it be like for. You like being appealed by the comedy. The massacre microphone in my head Executed by the microphone. Don't most most a lot of buildings in New York have like the rooftop patio.
"pollak" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"In Glendale California. This is the Adam. Corolla show Adams guests today. Kevin Pollack with Gina Grad on News Ball Brian on sound effects and Brad Evans calls in with his. NFL Fix now bright. But not so Mary. Adam Corolla on the AC ended on got to get it on trump again her mandate get it on head to our biggest show of the year coming up tomorrow. And then into the Christmas break and then Salem North Twelfth Years we pants eleven eleven. Good Day Gina Data. You Handball Brian. I'll reach you touch. I had a moment last night. I think everybody does. Is they get to the end of the year. They tend to reflect a little bit some good some bad. I'd gone out last night. Donna and later set at the laugh factory and so I got home later. Like eleven thirty or something and I got home and hand Turned on the twitter there and and and they're waiting for me was a photograph of the parchment paper from the All valley football team seen that I never received have. I don't know where it is things. Corollas didn't have a lot of articles that were suitable for framing but but even if they were suitable for framing we still wouldn't frame them so where would won't even get a frame right so I got who sent me this thing. This is a Anelle rivers rivers and rivers good. That was my gay porn name so he sent me this. Yes and it's a little hard to read on Mex- pairing after blow it up a little. It's the coaches selection which I never knew. It's funny they pick gold and then they pick silver. I don't know why they picked silver. They should've picked black. So you could read it. But it's the all Central Valley League team and that's the far city high school football team from nineteen eighty eighty one and it's at the actual piece of parchment and if you go along the first team and you get toward the bottom the old you'll see my name on the on the first team. They're not looking at it. That's nice to have the actual paper. I mean I don't own the actual paper but I will I'll find it and blow it up or something in their Ayar and North Hollywood and only guy my high school to make the first team all league team because we sucked the head ahead. Six backs six backs. Two receivers in three and four lineman what team for a lot of ineligible. See Row lose weight. Where do you see what happens when we went into the shotgun the ball just sale opposing team's end zone? There's nobody there in no place now. I was looking at it. I said everyone just got labeled a back like I ran into Nate Sharma. Who was the quarterback for van is? Some of those guys were quarterbacks. I don't know why they just gave him the be the designation why not the QB but they just go line or back or whatever. Let's see receiver so it's also kind interesting that I always say Hampton. That's right the name I was looking. Quanta Hampton is. I tell you I know. He doesn't need a D.. Now Qantas Fine Renault D or three D or d needed there. I also started to look closer and and the like defensive player of the year or Lineman of the year whatever was the guy from van is was named like Paul Julie Our something and he was the guy I always tell you in fast times at Ridgemont. High was like jumping up and down on the sideline because they filmed at Van Nuys football game and they filmed in nineteen eighty one Or Eighty or whatever that guy most valuable lineman anyway. I remember that so I was just looking at it and I was like go in and I just got done doing comedy and everyone is asleep and it was late and a glass of Scotch and I started like reflecting like where was I nine thousand nine hundred eighty one by the way north Hollywood high. There's Fred Nilsson there's Gary Smith and there's nick burn all who came in here. Who was Sir Mr Mr and all of you guys? I ran.
They Were Sexually Abused Long Ago as Children. Now They Can Sue
"The me too movement and revelations around child sexual abuse have prompted lawmakers across the U. S. to extend the window to sue for old sexual assaults Pennsylvania's legislature just passed a bill that would move forward a constitutional amendment that allows the suits but that process can take years from member station W. H. Y. Y. Laura benchtop reports on a group of victims who are not waiting for that to happen to sue the Catholic Church last year while he was being treated for kidney failure fifty seven year old John patch Kaski glanced at the television in his hospital room that was when I noticed on CNN that it said that like a thousand kids were molested raped sodomized in the state of Pennsylvania that news item was about a sweeping grand jury report mapping out sexual abuse by priests over the course of seventy years Askey who grew up outside Scranton Pennsylvania has his own story when he was around eleven years old patch Kaski says a priest named father Michael Pollak Kerr invited him on a fishing trip and then pinned him down and sexually assaulted him I remember laying there and here is just throwing down my eyes and not being able to move Paula Kerr is on the diesis of Scranton's list of credibly accused clergy the priest died in nineteen ninety nine decades later lying in his hospital bed patch Kaski resolved to do something he started talking about what happened to him and learned that other men he grew up with had similar accounts patch Kaski says what made you want to sue is finding out that the church had started offering lump sum payments to victims the anger inside of me that the church would actually have the gall to bring up a victims fund and and tell you what your work and tell you what it was like to live for forty some years with all this but there was a problem I lost a number of cases in court not on the merits of whether my client was abused but before I could proceed with the case based on the statute of limitations that's attorney Richard Serban he's been suing the Catholic Church for thirty two years under Pennsylvania law if you're sexually abused as a child you have to bring a lawsuit by the time you turn thirty Sir Ben decided to try something different he began suing not for the abuse itself but for church leaders efforts to cover it up that the diocese knew about it and had a duty to speak up and instead remained silent he based those claims on information in reports from grand juries that investigated the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania earlier this year a state appeals court said his first case can go to trial and at least a dozen other cases have now followed not however stick represents the dices of Harrisburg against several of those claims and says they're just too old to defend against in the case of at least Harrisburg one of claims see is you know forty fifty maybe sixty years old the priests and bishops involved are often debt and evidence is hard to come by earlier this year for men with claims against father Michael Paul care filed a lawsuit against the diocese of Scranton the current bishop and a former bishop John patch Kaski was among them just because a look Kerr is deceased it doesn't change any fact from the bishops or anybody else that was involved in all this that they should pay for what they did after patch Kaski filed the lawsuit the diocese of Scranton released a statement saying current leadership was ordained long
"pollak" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives
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When We Lose Weight, Where Does It Go?
"Hello. I'm Kevin Pollak. Yes that Kevin Pollock. What's that? I did save room for pie. Thank you. And may I offer you a slice of my new comedy podcast. It's called alchemy. This. I've gathered five hilarious improvisers. And each episode. I set the scene and the comedy gold fills your life with undeniable joy, be the first a yellow your friends about Kevin politics. New comedy podcasts. Alchemy this listen and subscribe at apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuck Lauren Bogle bomb here for many of us, humans our body size and shape are things influx from one month to the next depending on a host of factors both within and without our control our genes might be a little tighter or a little looser. Our question of the day is when we lose weight where does that lost weight go? The short answer is that our bodies convert molecules in fat cells to usable forms of energy, thus shrinking the cells. But getting this to happen isn't just about sweating to the oldies. Or however, you prefer to work out understanding how our bodies perform this tummy, trimming trick requires a little more detail. We know that weight loss. Hinges on burning calories. Calories are the measure of the potential energy in the food. You eat in the form of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. If our bodies were cars energy would be the gas. That keeps everything running lounging in front of the television is like cruising the strip while sprinting around to track is more like drag racing at maximum speeds in short more. Or work means more energy is needed. The body uses. Some of the calories we ingest to digest that very food. Once the food is broken down into its respective parts of carbohydrates fats and proteins it. Either uses the remaining energy or converts to fat for storage in fat cells, and as doctor who fans no fat cells live in adipose tissue, which basically acts like an internal gestation storing away fuel reserves to lose weight. You must burn more calories or energy than you consume to start using up that fuel reserve, essentially, if you're not ingesting enough calories to fuel your additional work. Your body must pull from fat stores. According to the law of conservation of mass matter is neither created nor destroyed, but it may alter its form through chemical reaction, essentially that tells us that while we lose mass in our bodies by burning fat. It doesn't just disappear. It's simply changes for him. When we eat the glucose and other sugars harnessed from carbohydrates are the first things our bodies use as fuel stores liver stores the glucose in the form of glycogen and releases it into the bloodstream as necessary to keep our bodies trucking long think of your bloodstream as an interconnected conveyor belt that takes necessary nutrients to the body parts that need them. Once that glucose runs out fat takes over harnessing energy by burning fat is referred to as ketosis. It works like this hormones, regulating our blood sugar levels, activate an enzyme in the blood vessels of fat tissue called lie pace, lie ignites, fat cells to release macromolecules called triglycerides, which are what makes fat cells bet triglycerides are made up of glycerin and three fatty acid chains when they received the signal from lipase to exit the fat cells the triglycerides break up into their respective components and enter the bloodstream for us the liver snatches at the glacier, all to break it down for energy, and some of the fatty acids moved to the muscles that can farm them for energy. As well. The action of breaking down triglycerides into usable energy is called like policies. Once the components of the glycerin and fatty acids are inside our muscle or liver cells. Organ hills called my Takao Andrea shuffle in reshuffle. There's compounds to harness their potential energy sorta like a furnace burns would the might Akande breakdown and recombine those components of our fat cells and produce heat water carbon dioxide and Denison triphosphate or ATP ATP halls potential energy in its molecular bonds for us when we exercise like inner cellular carb loading the water exits our bodies as sweat and urine, and we exhaled carbon dioxide. Now that the body has relieved at cells of some glycerin and fatty acids, the cells get smaller and sew sell buy-sell, our body shape changes. Today's episode was written by Kristen conger and produced by Tyler playing to hear more from Kristen out her podcast unladylike available wherever you listen to podcasts. And of course, to get the skinny on this and lots of other topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. I'm Katie golden. I studied psychology and evolutionary biology at Harvard, and I pretend to be a bird on Twitter and my new podcast creature feature. We've you nature in man from a new perspective each episode asking comedian to get inside the minds of animals, so we can explore the startling connections to human psychology, you'll find blood bands and treachery that make game of thrones seemed like a dumb show for babies. Join this every Wednesday and subscribe on apple podcasts for on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Why Does Hot Food Seem More Satisfying?
"Hello. I'm Kevin Pollak. Yes that Kevin Pollock. What's that? I did save room for pie. Thank you. And may I offer you a slice of my new comedy podcast. It's called alchemy. This. I've gathered five hilarious improvisers. And each episode. I set the scene and the comedy gold fills your life with undeniable joy, be the first yellow your friends about Kevin politics. New comedy podcasts. Alchemy this listen and subscribe at apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, rain stuff. Lauren Bogle von here. You know that ravenously hungry feeling you get after going swimming? It feels like you could go to an all you can eat buffet and make them rethink their business strategy, but although a salad or a granola bar or even the nice smooth. He would probably satisfy you a voice echoing out of the deepest recesses of your brain commands you to feed it something warm entire pizza perhaps or two giant Balza extra brisket. Please. There could be a lot of reasons why we crave warm foods when we're especially hungry, but one of them probably has to do with the link between smell and taste. We spoke with Dr Steven Sacher an associate professor in the university of Alabama department of biological sciences. Who studies the physiological design of digestive systems. He said hot food emanates much more airborne particles than cold foods. And since a large part of our taste sensation. Also involves smell hot food would therefore provide positive reinforcement and its selection. Just consider how quickly the smell of smoke from a barbecue can make you feel hungry or how no matter how tasty it will be a cold spot show. Simply doesn't stimulate the senses like a warm chilly. So even though we intellectually know that cold soup is going to be good in phila-. Sup are olfactory apparatus hasn't yet been appraised of the situation making it hard to get all the parts of the brain on the same Gus Baccio bandwagon, but smell may not be the only reason we crave a hot meal more than a cold one. Or rather it may signal a deeper reason since heating food on locks calories and nutrients, we wouldn't be able to get eating the food raw. And since our big brains are very calorie needy. Our preference for hot meals might have something to do with our brains steering us towards the most potential calories possible in the moment of hunger. According to Richard Wrangham, a biological anthropology at Harvard and author of catching fire how cooking made us human the important comparison is between foods that are cooked and differ. Only in temperature. He said. Hot food, very likely yields more net energy gain than cold food, partly because of changes in digest ability. One example is that starch becomes increasingly refractory after hot bread than cools. Which could be one reason why we like hot toast in the case of lipid, rich foods, the closer of fat is to its melting point when eaten probably the easier. It is digested however, Secker clarifies that chewing and the digestive process are both pretty good at unlocking nutrients. He said that once you've cooked hamburger, for example, eating it. Hot or cold would provide a negligible difference in calories consumed and digestion effort, but there's also the nostalgia factor. Smell is the most nostalgia triggering sense, researchers aren't entirely sure why this is. But they think it has to do with the physical way. Our brains handle information in the parts known as the limbic system. The limbic system includes the amid Dula which helps us process emotions the hippocampus which processes and stores memories and the olfactory bulb which. Passes sent input from our nasal cavity. There are direct connections. Among these three brain bits. Studies have shown that sense create more positive and more emotional senses of nostalgia than other triggers. And scientists think that's because of these close connections among sent emotion and memory in our brains while there might be some selected Dr hidden in our behavior to crave cooked food for nutritional gains are cravings and susceptibility to a rich sent in the air is very likely driven by a nice memory of the taste and smell of food right off the grill or the chicken soup that comforted you when you were sick a child, however, even small changes in temperature can make a big difference in how satisfaction food is perceived. It's important to remember that the texture foods and especially fats, like those cheese and cheese. Substitutes changes drastically within a relatively small temperature range, for example, cold pizza, delight or horror discuss. Today's episode was written by Jesulin shields and produced by Tyler playing for more on this and lots of other savory topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. Hi there. I'm Josh Clark of stuff, you should know. And I've just released a new ten part podcast series called the end of the world with Josh Clark. It's about existential risks all the ways that we humans my exit wipe ourselves out with the amazing new technology were beginning to develop today, like artificial intelligence. Sure, it's heavy stuff. But it's also enormously. Interesting stuff and surprisingly the series turns out to be kind of inspiring to search for it on apple podcasts. And check out the reviews from people who are already listening. It also has a lavish soundtrack with sound design by Kevin sends Ocoee and a beautiful original score by point Lobo. If you're curious person in a fan of the deep dive, check out my new series the end of the world with Josh Clark. You can find it on apple podcasts
"pollak" Discussed on WLOB
"For having me back you know we of a pollak horror the best built big word today a left forearm topics send you spell it out yet la farrah out of hamburg of topics and talk about the i think the idea here today is hit a wad of topics that are relevant to employers the day summer in the news some are important information that people should know but kind of a a general synopsis not only national but statewide i here in may but also national things for happened so if that works for you will star house that that sounds great so let's start with something that is all over the news and that is believe it or not things that are happening still with sexual harassment um there are ceos stepping down still for sex harassment issued gut issues at uber we've got engineers writing bladders we've got uh you know just all this craziness going on in my producer debbie davis asked this question off the air right before we came on and i'll paraphrase in this day and age diversity such harassment training and all these things and they're trying to be done by the hr world why but why are these things happening that's a great question i will the preface this festival by saying the three of us here all worked in the 80s and 90s in the workplace uh i think it's fair to say we all did and it would be misleading to say that things haven't changed and change radically and i say that not just from my experience in the workplace but representing employers so the was far more what we would now refer to a sexual harassment other forms of harassment it was accepted you you could talk about sex you could joke about sex you know the the oil that was going on there has been a lot of focus frankly great deal happened in the early 90s and not to rewind the clock too much but that was the clarence thomas anita hill issue which put huge focus on sexual harassment.