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"randall flagg" Discussed on Post Show Recaps
"That people had full lives before the pandemic. But it really. If you hundred pages to go. I also really liked what he did. With the responsibility of journalism and the absolute crushing weight of the fourth estate. Having been journalist himself he knows how important is for the media to accurately reflect. What's going on and we've seen the consequences of that in our own time line. Yeah we we absolutely have an. I was wondering how they were going to adapt that for this era. Because it's very different and you got like ten seconds of it but it'd be it should be eight hours long like i would watch stand at a patient that was eighty hours long. And you could could do it. I mean they were points in. My problem was read the abridged version. I i feel like there were aggressions in the unabridged version. That you absolutely didn't need it. He got very dark in points but he also you could tell he looked at it from every possible angle like how would every single human was still left alive. How would they deal with it. And i love that. And i i especially love his attention to collateral die off like the people who don't die die of accident and misadventure. That is if you don't read the whole. I understand that i understand. If you don't want to it as a fucking doorstop the ending of this terrible one of his worst just an absolute miss if you read one piece of the stand understand. Why number one. He's a genius number two. It is an enduring work of american literature. Read collateral diaw chapter. I wanna say it's chapter. Seventeen reacts the old emergency room blue. That's the name of it. That is some of the best thing. I have ever there along. Snatches of it. I can still recite like cannot be beaten the woman that keeps her children her dead husband and child in the meat locker and gets locked. Oh doesn't understand fuzzy. Bullets shouldn't be shot. Yeah the little girl. Yeah correct cited. Yeah haunting and at upsetting and it was that in the zoo or the ones like did you really need to flesh that out. You kind of did and i see why but i i don't i don't read the zoo. Usually i skip through it. I never skip the emergency room blues. Yeah i skip the two hundred pages about the rap man. Nobody needs that on the other. That's not great. That's a flight of fancy on his part. And i think i've only read the ending five or six to it's just absolutely parachute failure bad. Yeah on every level. I think every endings attempted has been bad Yeah in all of these folks. No in this particular visit really ended there just like the ended on a question mark and then the unabridged were. Randall flagg comes to a desert island. And what's he doing with this new one..
"randall flagg" Discussed on Post Show Recaps
"Never know. That's right but seriously we appreciate all the people that came to us to tell us that we needed to keep doing this and we will. We will love to hear more from you about what you agreed with disagreed with. And what else. You'd like us to talk about next week. Now stay tuned for little check in with one of our colleagues who is not quite so steeped in the lore of this universe earlier. Today i had the pleasure of speaking with david bloomberg might know from his podcasting work at our sister channel. Rob has a podcast. David is the co host of. Why blank lost podcast. That takes a look at the strategic game of every survivor and big brother contestant to try and figure out what their fatal mistake was there. Randall flagg foot in the elevator. Door if you will. David hasn't read the novel or seeing the original series so we wanted to know if he's finding this adaptation. Be the confusing mess that we think he would all right so let me get him out here. Here's david bloomberg david. How're you doing. Good good how are you. I'm great so i'm really interested last week. Robin i'd kind of came to the conclusion that this miniseries really wouldn't make any sense whatsoever to somebody who has no experience with the stand so for science. We're bringing you on now to find out if this is in fact true and i want to thank you again for dropping your free. Brit box subscription for a second to jump in on. Cbs all access and pick this up but before we get started talking about the in particular. I'm curious what. What is your experience with the stand in particular and the stephen king universe in general Pretty much zero. I have no experience with the stand. I have not to my recollection. Read any stephen king. I have probably seen a few of the movies. But i've never been a huge stephen king fan. I mean sometimes. Sometimes they're just not a stephen king guy right. Yeah but i was looking forward to the staff that sounded interesting. Maybe you were the one who made it sound interesting. You know when you were talking about it on on facebook or something but and also the fact that there's so little other tv out. It's something new. Yeah it's true. It's it's hard to find new tv these days. Do you have any particular affinity for like post apocalyptic literature.
"randall flagg" Discussed on Just King Things
"For the weekend and it's just like what are you expecting to find their like. Everyone died. what on earth. Everyone died and it's going to be like the oath about farming. Life is going to be really hard for everyone. You can't just live on canned food for the next four years. You know what. I mean you have to like. I don't know come up with some means of production somewhere so yeah it's a little fast and loose At the end and notably. i think. What's interesting about our version You know the cut version is that there is an indian. I mean i. I think we've been pretty good about not talking about the the explicit stuff from the extended version but the end of the extent versions different. The end of the extended version has like a coda. Were randall flagg. Appears like quote unquote remedy of tribe and is like basically the devil. You know he is like going to lead them in. It's going to cause the exact same issues that the world had before is the idea of my memory. It's been a long time since i've read it. That's not here like the this book ends with. We going to go back to the american heartland of maine. Somehow it is both and live there. Yeah it's this bizarre movement of like well. The next natural thing to happen. Is this like weird settler colonial fantasy of like. Just we're just gonna go repopulate. America like we're just gonna do that like an And fran the has like she asks. Stu this is how this book. This version of the book ends right. She asks him basically like do you think people have learned anything from all this in stu thanks for a moment and then he the last lines of the book i don't know and that's where we end so again. Right it's this interesting thing where On the one hand there is kind of this clear sort of moralistic universe. That operates to some extent in stephen king's fiction and then when the rubber meets the road We get glimpses of what. I've called that kind of nihilism pessimism in him. Where he he can. He can imagine all of these things. He can talk forever about sort of the moral universe that he wishes existed and then nevertheless at the end of the book is kind of like. Maybe it's all gonna go to hell anyway. And then of course. The end of the uncut techs were randall. Flagg explicitly just basically gets regenerated or reincarnated another form. indicates that that kind of more cyclical view of the world. What's kind of the whole thing. Let's run through some of our favorite segments such as my favorite kingdom which. I forgot to do but michael. You've got quote here.
"randall flagg" Discussed on Just King Things
"I think one thing here right. I guess it's two things happening at once Hand it's like you've talked about several times on the show so far nantz episode but the show in general which is that you know. Evil in does itself right. Evil cannot maintain the what in a basic way right so even though he's put all this work into you know producing a child He that can be undone just as quickly right. And i i mean god. It's just a stephen king thing to have that produced by a woman nagging him too much. Thank a good god but on the other hand. Something that we didn't talk about earlier. Is that i think it's stu who says that. Most of the world's nerds are going to go to rainbow flag. And so they so he knows that that vegas believes that vegas is going to have electricity. They're gonna have like computational power i they're going to be able to get the military bases up and running again and all that is true. I mean students correct that all the nerds did go to rainbow flag. But so so. I think that what's being presented here. Right is that that. The thrust of rhino flags desire here is to recreate the world as it was You know the the potential rebirth of our new birth of An american myth in an innocent america comes only from the colorado free zone or whatever it is the boulder free zone can't ever come from rainbow flag. And so i think that that. I this is too thin to be the intent. But the practicality the reality of the novel is such that the big world that that everyone lived in before the plague was undone by the hubris ingred of the technocrats empower right corrupt politicians. Whatever randall flagg is undone by the exact same thing except for in place of the state you know in in place of the military industrial complex. There's just one dude..
"randall flagg" Discussed on Just King Things
"Yeah but he is the jobs that he has the right like that thing he he is a agent of chaos who is calculating He we. We get introduced to him and i actually. I think the rest of the books kind of ruined randall. Flagg a little bit. Because randall flagg is really intriguing when we first meet him here. He he's drifter right Against so again. We had these parallels nick andrews who is a drifter. He's like the good drifter Randall flagg is the bad drifter who doesn't go from town to town to work. We get the sense that he just like he. He doesn't even remember his own past right. There's something really weird about him right off the jump. He doesn't have a good sense of who he is and he does not care. He just has like weird memories of lake. Impossible memories right he he. He remembers like going to school with charles stark weather He remembers writing with the k. K. k. He remembers like a helping the weather. Underground build bombs. It suggested that he's a hanging out with donald to freeze and the sla when they come up with a plan to kidnap patty hearst He's just a guy he wears cowboy boots. He wears jeans denim jacket. He's got pockets. That are filled with all sorts of like extremist literature. But in this is important. It's not just like extreme right-wing right. It's the extreme left-wing to its extremism of any type rate. A randall flagg is the nightmare embodiment of horseshoe theory and a lot of ways. Yeah talked repeatedly about kind of like liberal centrist. Stephen king and i think it should be instructive to everyone that his ultimate villain is just extremism of any kind like any political statement. Yeah that or any political belief that is like outside of the overton window. That's randall flagg. He just he has no ideology other than the sewing of chaos. Right just just making everything. Worse is his goal and has already said he doesn't he doesn't have a very clear memory of his own life The events are kind of strange but also and he has in his first chapter. He's walking down the down the highway And he he always has the the phrase that is always a re used to describe him right is that he he looks like a man with great. Good humor right. He's always smiling. He's always laughing but it's always a mean an evil laugh and he has a sense that something is coming here in the early stages of the superfluid something is coming and he knows it in in the line is sort of like you know why else would was. He suddenly able to do magic right. He's he suddenly gained the ability to like levitated and like see things sort of telepathically and so on and so forth. And i think that's really cool right. The idea that like there is something really neat about the initial move of here is a pandemic novel And it's very science fiction and sort of grounded in the way that it would need to be to be science fiction any and then There is something else behind kind of this. This sort of materialist plot..
"randall flagg" Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things is a podcast where we read the books of stephen king in publication order as these are largely horror novels often deal with complicated and disturbing topics. A list of content warnings is available the episode description audi friends and neighbors and welcome back to just king things the show where we read and talk about the books stephen king in publication order. Michael and with me as always is cameron. Hello guess what. I'm doing What you can't see them wiggling fingers and if you look down at your feet michael you'll see i summoned swarm of weasel ono. Oh no they're getting look. They're taking your chicken chicken and you can't do anything about it. Weasels in the cohen. I'm the dark man. no would With this book be better. I'm gonna throw this out at the beginning. But do you think randall. Flagg would be well performed if someone just said. I'm the dark man. I'm remember flying and i'm the narc main like a really like milk. Toast middle manager a bank I'm the jerk man. i'm dirk name. Is randall flagg. It's very funny. We obviously both have our take on what that character would be when we did. Those voices but yours is decidedly a midwestern in a way that minds. and that's very funny He yeah while we can get into later. I you know. I'm gonna let you keep going your mind. Oh because we're jumping right into it Today we are talking about stephen. King's nineteen seventy eight novel stand Features a man named randall. Flagg who is also the dark man and also features some weasels in some corn and a hundred and thirty other characters I i've obviously read this book before. I think i read this book multiple times before. I read this book. Probably i believe twice before Maybe three times but at least one and I cannot keep in your the characters in this novel straight like when it often even at the end of the book when it's clicking back and forth between these people i have to really seriously think okay. So this stu he's from texas he thinks these things about the world okay. I'm ready to do so. I i really want struggled a little bit during this conversation..
"randall flagg" Discussed on WTOP
"Upper thirties to around 40 on Tuesday. Plenty of sun accumulating snow likely on Wednesday. I'm starting for meteorologist Lauren Rickets. It's 65 in Chantilly, 65 in Penn Quarter. Also 65 in Colombia at 1 11. Well earlier today, I talked with TV guides Matt Roush, He told us about some of the new offerings We can watch this week, starting with the stand a Stephen King book that scared the daylights out of many people when it came out years ago. The timing is so we would, of course, because I what more appropriate way to send out 2020 than a miniseries about a pandemic the wife's help most of the world, So that's how it all begins with a very ominous cough. And then it moves on from there, and it becomes more of a battle of good and evil with Woody Woofy. Goldberg is the mother Abbess. Gail 108 year old sage who gathers the good guys where Alexander scars guard. The hottie from True Blood is playing Randall Flagg, the demon demonic force who sets up shop in Las Vegas, and it all builds to a final stand, which Stephen King has written the final chapter. For Apparently, it's some new material there. I haven't seen that part of it yet. It's kind of grim, though. So the timing of this it all begins on Thursday, and the episodes rollout weekly on CBS. All access, Okay and next to movie. A lot of people are looking forward to, for one reason is because We get to see Chadwick Boseman Act again? Yes, his final performance and more Rainey's black bottom, which drops on Netflix on Friday. It's part of us his 10 play cycle that they're filming them all. And this one's also stars Viola Davis as the jazz singer blues singer more rainy and this is getting a lot of Oscar buzz for both of them, but in particular to see Chadwick Boseman final performance is a musician here who plays in a mall, Rainey's band, and It's ah lot about racial injustice during the 19 twenties as well. But August Wilson, he writes, basically verbal are Is so it'll be like music, poetry and just great acting. So I'm looking forward to that myself. It's TV guides. Matt Roush, one of our busiest commuter routes in the area could see some relief for drivers and it involves getting those drivers off the road. This is Route one, and Prince William County Transportation Department is starting a new study to look at ways that people who live nearby and future residents won't have to.
"randall flagg" Discussed on Chat Sematary
"He has a ferry role in it. As we now except i mean this this one is is the kind of robot but i was like. Oh that's immediately called back to. Yeah yeah there's a there's a lot and then like. I had briefly mentioned earlier with walter. Him and randall flagg i mean he gets the most like off-putting deaths of of running into mortgage rid who. I think that it's interesting. That stephen king has written himself into the book. Because you get you get this. This character of vaulter dim. That has again. Been so prevalent in in stephen king's work and then you hear what mortared thinks about him where you know. He's like he's saying that. This is what i'm supposed to work with a cracker gobbling crumbs spewing fuel host to full of his past exploits the census present danger. And i kind of think that this is king's way of critiquing himself. Because just a few pages earlier you had walter talking about stephen king and saying that he was a genuinely talented writer who turn himself into shoddy but rich quick sketch artist And so you know you have the sort of like almost that. The characters are are kind of like two sides of of coin with with this character and the way. He's he sort of. Just like snuffed out of kings story It's it's such an An interesting and self deflating ending to a character that so many people have like whispered about in kings over. What do you think about the fact that the dark tower really seems to be the center of the stephen king universe. There are obviously some books that don't actually tie into it. But when you get to this book you really understand why his universe is the way it is by the end of this I mean i think it's about. I mean you kind of talked a little bit about this in wolves calla about how the dark tower series seems to be about people telling stories and in that regard. I do think that that this is sort of like the spine of of every single story. That he's ever told and everything even ones that don't necessarily mention the dark tower. Obviously take place in one of the many like meta versus or multi verses that are surrounding this this story so even in that way everything serves ca regard. But i i think it's i think it's fascinating win. It's almost like taking a look back into the kind of behind the scenes thinking that that authors have in in such a a visible and an open way. So i'm i'm all for it. I think it's i think it's a it's a smart thing to do. And and i do think it is all about telling stories and it kind of divorces. This story from just being from stephen king because he talks about how you know writers and in some ways are like ciphers that people just the story flows through them in this one just happens to be the story the flow the flow through king. Yeah i know. I've been a little all over the place the what we want to talk about with this but is there anything you want to dive into before we talk more about how this ended how the epilogue in kota everything up and what that means. Yes the idea of day. Sex makina which i think was kind of a brave fool. Hardy thing stephen king to include. I mean there's literally the point in the book rea- says he said gra lacks. This is the dave sex makia right where he like. Basically saves susannah and enroll in from. Does dan delo creature that mixed with patrick. Because basically patrick is the davis mocking of is the key to solving everything. I think i. i think there's very. I honestly i don't know how i feel about it. I'm curious what you think about about him. Including the stays sex makina aspect of the story. It felt very lofty of two. Yeah tossed that end because there's already so much happening and when you throw that into the makes you're kind of like okay. You've literally had to tell us that. This is what this is and i don't particularly enjoy when authors do that when they're just like this is what's happening and i'm just telling you because then it seems like they don't know how to show it to you on the page. Yeah i honestly. I do think if i if i did have a critique of this novel i do think that having written insomnia and and kind of like inserting the fact that that's going to be very important to understanding and solving the dark tower. I do think he kind of rid himself into a corner but like how. How many years like ten ten years before this book was even written by like including patrick in in the insomnia in sort of implying that he was going to have a a large force in the dark tower. Sort of like made this Shit what do i do about patrick. Okay we're going to introduce the insomnia book and here is like a haha and then for actually going to use davis makina and say here. There's this guy that you just sort of stumbled upon. It's in the basement of this house of this psychic vampire that likes to tell jokes. Yeah i i'm not one hundred percent sure that that works on another note about insomnia. I felt like. I would have paid more attention to that book and maybe would have tried a little harder. Had it had the dark tower name attached to it. Because like i said you can read wolves of the callan understand who father callahan is without having read salems lot because like you said you haven't read it but i think that book does a good job of giving you an idea of who he is in case you know you're not a completion est and you haven't read. Salem lot but insomnia feels like there are just too many characters and plot points that tie into this final book to where if you haven't read insomnia i'm not sure a lot of this book makes sense. No i agree hundred percent. And like i said i it because again i hadn't read insomnia in however many years it's been in so i sent me down a wikipedia. Lincoln like who is this patrick. What does this have to do. What was insomnia yvette. About so i and back in two thousand four. I don't know if a lotta people would have done that with. I don't like pdf and around in two thousand four pediatric really became grew to prominence. But i don't think people had the necessary tools and to to do that. And so i i agree. I don't. I don't think i don't think that this was the better of the of the Ways of inserting that. The old characters i. I like pair peers much better. I thought you don't really need to know. He's he's five empires. He's good at it he can tell vampires. That's all you really need to know. Yeah i will say that with ted brought again. Though his story and hearts in atlantis religious introduces the low men in yellow coats and his actual story in hearts in. Atlantis isn't too terribly crucial..
"randall flagg" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Spelled. F. L. U. D. D. O. Elmer Flood Fudd with an l. flow also like Randall flagg. F. That's true. Maybe this is one of the incarnations of the man from the desert. Yeah. But Anyway in one of Robert Floods tracks he illustrated the I of imagination or the oculus Imagine Ashi Onus, which was this third I inside the brain which getting wrong in backwards in multiple ways projected mental images onto some kind of screen or representation space in the back or like in the back of the head or behind the head where mental images would take form after being projected by this third I, and now, of course, we know that the I does not project a beam of seeing but receives incoming light so even The the I think we're we're confused in more ways than one here. There really were a tiny viewing screen inside the brain and an I to see it. It would be too dark to watch the movie. Right so that would be a problem but but yeah, I mean I think third eye views are popular throughout history people can think there's an observer in the observer right and granted we do have a pineal gland, which is essentially an atrophied photoreceptor with some connections to the parietal eye of reptiles but it but it produces a Melatonin serotonin derived hormone and is not. Involved in the generation of mental images or at least I don't think there's any evidence now not that I've ever seen This is funny because I was reading the descartes believed that the pineal gland was the point of action between the body and the immaterial soul. Did you know this May? Did A did episode on the PINEAL GLAND? Way. Back in the day. Possible. Okay. Came across this. Yeah. But I'm thinking back to this idea of having a viewer inside the viewer like an internal I inside the brain for mental imagery. In the there are reasons I think that there are problems with this because if in order to see mental images, we have to project them physically somewhere inside the brain. What is the part of the brain that is looking at the image? Is it another? Brain with is inside the brain in in cognitive philosophy, this is sometimes called the among kill US theory. That's a you know a name of ridicule for like the idea that there has to be somebody inside your brain to see what your brain is seeing or thinking right as with the monkey lous ideas in human reproduction where there's a tiny little version of you inside of a sperm cell. Yes and like the. Idea of of reproduction it's an infinite regress, right? Because if there's a little is a brain inside your head in order to see what you're thinking than that brain must have little is in a brain inside that brain to see what that marine right about and it goes on forever and another version of this extended to total brain function is what Daniel denic calls the Cartesian theater. Again, this is something he's he's ridiculing basically it's a imagining or implicitly assuming that the brain has some sort of little pilot inside who witnesses all of our sense data and controls our. and again, it's basically a reductio AD absurdum because leads to the infinite regress who seeing the images inside the brain and the Hunky lous or the pilot or the Cartesian theater must be another smaller one. So I don't think it can be inside the brain mental images are seeing the same way. Our eyes see things in the world. So what actually is happening in the brain when you're asked to imagine a concrete image, maybe we should take a break and then explore that when we come back. Yes..
"randall flagg" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Do. We both have one here and I got I got a long and you got a shortened. I got a shortened. So this what I'm about to say this thing happens a lot in the book where it's it's almost like it's written like one long. It's kind of like how the Bible is written like one liners a lot of the time like this just appears in the middle of a paragraph. I do not aim with my hand he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father I aim with my I I do not shoot with my hand. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I shoot off with my mind. I do not kill with my gun he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart and that last name Is really a semantically important for this piece because Roland kills a lot of people like kind of an absurd number of people in this book. He has one of them was like infinite supply of Mo guns and it he just boy, he just moves him down and it's true that he he kills with his heart every single person who dies in this book. There is a good amount of time spelt spent on the guilt and sadness and off like deep rage that Roland feels having done these things. I would like to hear yours. All right. So this is a pretty lengthy a selection. There's this psychedelic portion at the end of the book now Roland has been on his quest for the vast majority of this. He's seeking answers, right? We don't Reserve Fully understand what answer is he needs to seek? We just know he's seeking answers. He catches up with the man in Black AKA Randall Flagg Walter and Walter just just laid it on him. So I'm gonna throw some like bad meditation music behind this and we will we'll see how.
"randall flagg" Discussed on Double Toasted
"But when the shit goes down then I'll be the hero and then they'll all see how already that's all people on ready for doing like you laughed at me when I built my fallout shelter. I Dunno I saw. They're out there. They're coming out and they're really excited about Islam. Said like they expect us to turn into real zombies. Yeah no you're dead. It's like the lottery if you one and you win the lottery but we got an is that series shit is done. That's why like that contagion movie because like the scientists supposed to stop it ends up dying. I think halfway through the movie I can realize when you're scientists who discovered this man. We're gone if it's the case will mutants were all zombies world. We're all dead man. You know the best that we can hope for is that will be a fast ob. Still Zombie Olympics. Finally come back. You can run the hundred problem if you've ever read Stephen King's book the stand everybody to read the book thinking that they were going to be the people go hang out with the Evil People Las Vegas they were GonNa go to Boulder Colorado and help fight evil no mother but you're going to be one of those people in the car with not coming up the nose in. Shit you're right. It's always funny about that is like when these these crisis happened right. It's imagine crisis versus crisis right so the stands interesting because it's like mother. Abigail right the good people and then there's Randall flagg and it's like I think everyone likes to think they'd be the good person but as soon as shit starts to fall apart we all reveal how evil we all right. That's the case of the size of coronas that serious if it really is a serious. I want to go because I don't want to be left with a bunch of assholes right. I mean we're going to see him like savage Shit Dude. Yeah it's sad civil civilized society quote UNQUOTE. We'RE STILL DOING SHADY. Thanks right can you imagine. I don't I I don't WanNa be around with people start eating human beings Cormac by the road and shed God knows I know if that happens. Won't be like hey hand me off a thing going to please you'd be the governor me a Bat Oh man I'm GonNa crow bed I'm going to get a.
"randall flagg" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"On one thing strikes. You is interesting whereas the sleeves of the other records tend to use the you graphical language of the era which is to say a lot of words <hes> there is a long block of text on the cover that says dear patron. Will you consider purchasing this this <hes> and then very small image. This one is more. Oh i don't know artistic. <hes> the cover for is a photograph of what you presumed to be the singer a young woman <hes> wearing a soiled wedding dress. This is quite tawdry an profane. It seems to be making you question your assumptions about the patriarchy. It's just a concept so you don't even know i see. This seems to suggest to me that there should be some sort of. I can't even pronounce the word echo oddity itself like what the tea between the genders is such. A notion is is so so alien to be but yet if this image it's on it then. I cannot drop drive it from my mind you blink and rub your eyes. It's almost this woman is empowered. As if by leading this say say incandescent amazon attempting to overthrow my masculine wiles i cannot handle celeb- but i must press on in the name of investigative rigor. There's no i can't take my eyes away from the curse at image but i listen to the cylinder under okay you take the disk and you put it in one of the trial photographs you listen to the first few songs they are. They're interesting. It's she has an interesting voice. It's high pitched very girlish but whereas most young women of the the era are tittering shy and obsequious as you're familiar with beatles being this one seems she's. She's very very confident and strong you. A pang of fear goes down your spine. Has you listen to this you. You're kind of afraid that even though she's not there what if she were to tease you or emasculate you in some fashion god not any of these lyrics refer take a hand held stroller out of duck pond with once-favourite no not at all and as well there are very few songs about the grand randall flagg or the battle of fredericksburg the kaiser's the tax instead. They're more about seducing the captain of the football team or what else there's a lot of aw gothic imagery god and destroyed our classical civilization. It's almost as if she doesn't care for taffeta and cake parties cares more for things like black ravens in the night my god this is this is un toward no no woman should be to meddling with such darken occult figures. This is like some sort of distaff edgar allan poe. I will not have it but hang on hang on you. Get to the title track before you. Do you hear a call from the clerk in the other room who yells back at you uh hey grover. This ain't a library cease. Your complaint my young friend. I need only listen to a few more of these tracks you sally forth when you hear finally the title track <music> <music> china <music>.
"randall flagg" Discussed on Chat Sematary
"And then underneath you sort of just have all these dark aspects to it. So to me, that's where you know, Jake fell. Yeah. I think that's kind of how I pictured it when I was reading through. But the thing with this series is his quest is divided our tower. Right doesn't find it in this book? It's a very very long journey, but he has to sacrifice Jake on his way to get there to kind of prove his result. Get there and Walter takes that uses to his advantage Walter being the man in black his so many names yet because he looks familiar to Roland and roll and asks him who he is. And when he gives the name, Walter something clicks, and you know, the flashbacks within the flashbacks kind of tell you a lot about how Roland was brought up his training and the man who came in kind of split up, his father and his mother is. So you have Martin who sort of inserting himself in Rowland's life for a reason and Walter is aware of that. And I think it there's so much in this that I probably didn't even catch onto just yet. Because I haven't read any of the other books other than the stand. But I'm really looking forward to where things go from here. As far as the plot goes because too. Me it seemed like the man in black has so much that he can manipulate especially if he knows someone's history like Ye seems to with the gunslinger. Well, they end up revealing that the man in black Walter is Martin. Yes, right there there pads been injured twined since Rowlands childhood. Even though rolling wasn't aware aware of it back, then wasn't aware been till Walter tells them like, oh, no. That was me. Yes. So he's been inserting himself in Rowland's life sense, not necessarily the very beginning. But pretty early on without having him realize it, so you know, he was what maybe a teenager in the flashbacks during the flashback. So to have him then go off on his own in those flashbacks and think, you know, he kinda knows more than the teacher. I thought that was interesting too because you can see how ruthless. He is from the start pretty much when he's training and everything like that. And he just has this determination that you don't. See in characters all the time. And I would say that his determination rivals that of the men in black. But the man in black is a little more clever about on how he goes about doing things. Because like you said he has a lot of names, which is why I can't already can't keep them straight. So he has her and Martin and the man in black and he's also the walk in new. Yeah. I think I'm something else in the stand. Yeah. That's about right. But don't quote me on that. Because I'm already lost on how many names this guy has it does. Yeah. It doesn't help that. He has a millionaire and also like in the standard, especially there's a million characters. Yeah. He's Randall flying straight. So that is the name. I mostly know of as the man in black up to that point. So then to have him be Walter aren't all my goodness. If you I just looked at the list of aliases that he uses and it's like I do. Twenty thirty names long. So call Merlin at some point making that up. I'm not one hundred percent on. Let's see there's the man in black Randall Flagg, the ageless stranger the walk and dude the dark man Beal's above. I don't even I it's like a name for the devil. Yeah. He's the monster the band with no face. There's so many here. I didn't even name half of them..
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"Cool. So let's go ahead and see what Damien had to say his name. It's all over that chat. Today. He says super super excited. Hope we can get as crazy as the original one. Those twists were ahead of their time. I definitely agree. I hope for night gallery, remake as well. Kristen please inform me here. What was that story about which one I gallery night gallery? Yeah. I don't remember which one that is that the one where the guy can't talk. The bet I dunno Damian fill me I've seen all of these. I promise you. But like the ones I remember because I saw I the holder as a three year old and scared the shit outta mate. Sanae saw it again as a sixteen year old St.. Scared the shit out of me. So obviously that one stuck with me a little bit. Yeah. We'll we'll get all the twilight zone knowledge for the premiere. Because now that I have a premier date. I'm binge in this fucking thing. Man. I cannot wait to watch these old episodes on to just to get to the spirit of it. And it is also good beyond the CBS streaming network. So let's CBS comes winging with this stuff, come April. So now, let's go ahead and talk about another thing keeping up with the horse of we have here with CBS also coming out with the ten episode series based on Stephen king's the stand Christian. I know who Stephen King is. But I don't know any of his stories besides the shining, and of course, now with that recently came out, so what the hell is the sand all about. And should I be excited for this? Yeah. The short answer is. Yeah. They did a mini series of this in the early nineties. It wasn't particularly great. Because as good as Gary Sinise is Lieutenant Dan included. It just didn't have the kind of grit that you need it needs to be way darker than they made it, right? This is Stephen king's. Post apocalyptic world, right? A virus comes in wipes out most of humanity and all of humanity. Kind of depends on like a couple of bands of survivors and a hundred six year old woman. It's really intense. Now, this is where it gets interesting, though, this is one of my favorite Stephen King books ever. And the reason being that they have in antagonised in this book. That is the scariest antagonist I've ever seen. His name is Randall Flagg right now number longtime ago when we're talking about the Stephen King show Castle Rock I was trying to drop some knowledge on you about the fact that the dark tower is this fantasy series that Stephen King has, but it's a Lynch pin to every other book ever written in on a man. So basically, the whole premise of dark towers that there's the gunslinger eighties chasing a bad guy. Just called the man in black. He's bureau evil incarnate. Okay. Randall Flagg is the real world incarnation of the man of black, right? Like, this is between the two universes shit. So like, yeah. He's fucking horrific e scary. I cannot wait, especially if they do this correctly of think they're going. To is the problem is you can't do this as a two hour movie. But with ten episodes with ten full solid hours where you don't have to worry about 'em. Be are not MPA with the FCC, right censoring. Anything? Do this is like the project that I've wanted for so long. It's great that things like it came out kinda give a gave Stephen King another bit of relevancy. Right. Because like you knew was before this recent upswing. But definitely seems like he's added a moment. Right. No. He certainly has right now. I know doesn't the second it come out this year too. Or is that twenty twenty I believe it's this young this year out. So, you know with all that being said, yeah, I'm looking forward to this again. This is another CBS, you know, Joe that's coming out on their streaming platforms. So go ahead and look forward to that on Gore's van I'm telling you like the ramp up CBS is trying to make moves to because that's what we're heading..
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"Sometimes they do sometimes they don't and they give that ambiguous answer of. I don't know. Which is a pretty good answer. If you ask me, and I think it's a true one. Yeah. Exactly. But I know your addition had more to it. So why don't you? Go ahead and inform me about how your version ended with the extra little epilogue that it had so flag in that. Final moment it talks about an I would almost be. I think. Probably will do this at some point. I will by both additions and read the last action. Because in my version, I read at that very last moment when they hand of God is coming down flag teleport's away, and he ends up on a beach with a preliterate society that search worshipping him as God. And he starts trying to rebuild his empire. And it's it's short section. Not you don't you only get a glimpse. But when I read that it was like, this is this is how it would be. But I really did want him to die. I wonder if that section wasn't added because kingdom initially have that concept for Randall Flagg as being a character creation that weaves throughout all of his different storylines. And at that point, I think the gunslinger. Would have been published and I don't think he had related it back to the Walter from the gunslinger series. I have guessed that that's partially. What was going on? I will have to investigate that. Because it makes more sense for that to be there. Right brother than have him. Just be gone. You know, I just looked up which books that rental flag has appeared on because it's apparently been more than I suspected so even lots. Yeah, you have him making his first appearance in this one. He also appears in the eyes of the dragon, which I have not made it to that book yet. So I have that to look forward to and then obviously you have the entire dark tower series that sort of focuses a lot more on his character. He also appears in hearts in Atlantis and Gwen dese, but in box, which is a way more recent book out of the rest of those pretty much. So you know, he's. Character who made his introduction in what nineteen seventy eight here with the original edition. And then, you know, I don't know forty years later, he's still prominent and some of these stories, right? And he has a big role in the dark tower, you know, a huge huge role and the eyes of the dragon has a somewhat of a relation to the dark tower. And yeah, I think he is definitely along with penny wise and the evil thing that is the shining hotel. He is a very very good at creating villains. And I think flag is one of the best that he's known for cause. He's it makes sense that he weaves throughout the world. So I I like the creation of flags character. And I think he is very well outlined in the standing up for every. The thing that comes after I think Stephen King, honestly, just has a knack for making this entire universe at somehow connects to other things within it without some of us even noticing at times, you know, you have Castlerock and that city, obviously has so many different connections same with dairy. And you know, he instead used this character to sort of do something similar that he was using cities to do before. And I don't know if I've shown it to you before. But there's this giant Ormuz poster that someone made, and it just links everything in the Stephen King universe together. Like, oh, this has a connection to this. And this has a connection to this sort of thing. And it's pretty crazy. I sort of want to print out a China arm copy of it and just be like all right here, we go. Here's how everything connects. Let's see if my brain can get a grip on how exactly he managed to do all of this. It's. Like, what are those the things on the wall of a evidence dungeon where it has like string linking between holidays different events this pretty much. They do use different colors. Yes. I have to see this in possibly do the same because that's nuts. That one author has created such a overlapping in interspersed world with each other all the leaves full together as it were. Yeah. It almost feels like that something that really started with this book to obviously, you have really huge titles from him before this..
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"Well, like the long journey the the issue or mother Abigail where she goes off on. She feels she send goes off on the spiritual journey and then catastrophe happens, and they the new newborn government has learned to deal with that. And it's just such a fascinating setup. And then they decide they're going to go on like a quest as that's the point where I was like, okay. What are we doing here? That was the point where my brain wasn't necessarily on board with how this was going to end. But I think it then did pull it off. So did you feel at any point where you like, I don't know what we're doing the decision to go. There is one where. I would be low worried if there were plenty of people who didn't question that I feel like most people who read the stand probably question that decision at least, you know. I did. And it's one of those things where you're like. Okay. Well, it's mother Abigail sort of dying wish. So of course, they're going to go do it because she has done nothing, but help them so far. And I don't know if mother Abigail knows the extent of rental flags like supernatural powers or anything. But it's one of those things where you're like, oh, they're going to go see that guy. And even though this is sort of your first exposure to Randall Flagg within the Stephen King universe. If you have paid attention to anything, you know, regarding the dark tower movie, or you know, anything recently that would have sort of let you know, who Randall Flagg is without really having to watch that movie or anything, it's just one of those things..
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"And is once she finds out it's a risk. It's constantly on her mind. She is always aware that ks this person, trustworthy beyond whether or not they're gonna kill me for my resources. Are they going to try to make me, you know, their slave, and he deals with that not in big detail. It's very, you know, I think there's one or two incidents, but it becomes very this role and that fear threads its way throughout the rest of the novel that there is a gendered aspect to the world wants there's only this tiny percentage of the population. And it's. That part of it was the worst for me. Right. Speaking of women, though, you also have mother Abigail, and she is basically in the center of the United States, roughly, she's this one hundred and eight year old woman living in hemming for it home, Nebraska, and we see groups of people end up being drawn to her. You know, they keep seeing her in their dreams, and they sort of just eventually figure out a way to get to her. And she's the one who directs them onto Boulder Colorado, which is what they're dubbing the freeze zone. So that is where they're sort of going to rebuild democracy. And it's very interesting that you have sort of this god-like woman, even though everything else seems to be not so great for women. Especially in France case like you mentioned, so there's definitely a contrast with a lot of. These characters to because then you have you know, sort of the opposite of mother Abigail in Randall flag who obviously is probably the biggest character of note in this story. Right. I guess I misspoke. There's all there's to have to the book. You know, there's the the good the people of the light and the people of the darkness right now. And Randall flag is the antithesis to mother Abigail and the person who I think is my favorite character somehow, or at least to me, the most interesting is the trash can man. He is right. Where'd and knitting in a and then Lloyd and just there the evil aspects of this world are equally as fascinating as the good and how they build a society around this dark person or entity's not even really a man. And you know, it's if you've read other Stephen King books, which I know you have in the people listening to this pod. Cast on those certainly have this is one of the big appearances of the Randall Flagg character who then threads his way through so many other of Stephen king's books. But I think this is the one that gives us the most personal view of flag without actually bringing him into the story too much to a lot of it is what people are hearing about him a lot of people in Vegas specifically are talking about him, and what he can do, and you know, for most of the book. I don't think we even really, quote, unquote, see the character. Right. There's and he doesn't get very many viewpoint sections. I think he only gets a couple and their upsetting when he gets them. I think it's he's given the most life in perspective of who in what he is. When with Lloyd, and they deem right? Loyd is his Mansa essentially his right hand, man and Nadine is his bride of Satan. If you will. And the two of them have a completely different perspective than everyone else because they see him almost without that Guinot congenial mask that he wears in front of everyone else. Like, you said to it's a big difference between the good and the bad, and I kind of love that he put the bad people in Las Vegas. Right. That's so like, especially that you know, 'cause when he was writing it in the late seventies early eighties. It was like a Las Vegas was much more the den of iniquity. Whereas now Vegas cleaned itself. Up a bit. But yeah, but it's still. Right. Exactly. And how he portrays it in the book that is so perfect for you know, because it's so hot. It's so hot. It keeps emphasizing how hot it is. They're like, I know king. We add it. Hell we understand. Yeah..