38 Burst results for "Robin"
Fresh update on "robin" discussed on RetRead Podcast
"He must be in over his head or something also ironic is bose also way in over his head bow then goes on a rant about how he needs production to be disaster free from now on and Kelly is obviously listening and has something planned where finally in the attic for this? That we've been promised rice grew and they're making sure all equipment has been double and triple action. No more of this like hand mingling or face cruncher. Mike. We're done with that to go find them. I'm sure though is still a little unsure about cody's mental state but is too busy. Making sure everything is ready because they only have one take. Why would you have your amateur actress being this critical scene where you only have one take? The thing is the Google would take hours to clean. Up in a second day disaster poorly thought out of boxin and cody begins to question why he left without her than before rob said that while cody actually you rent the car and you told me to leave. So I went back to the hotel. Beau. Wants to make sure Robin Cody already because this is their one shot even though for some reason, he didn't actually blocked the scene out with them they before when he said he was going through then they just go for a drive instead. He shows them the four Google docs when they throw the switch will come pouring out very quickly. So this green Goo is lumpy like oatmeal and is very thick, and there's enough goof for to come up to their knees and he needs Robin Cody to terrified surprise when it reaches their angles and to really act like they're struggling to get out. So the crew leaves for quick break which leaves Robin Cody time to Rehearse. They're seeing URVA start making out. The door. Slams shut McHugh machine turns on should go the ROB trying to turn the machine off the lover won't budge the Green Goose quickly filling up the attic and it smells like sour milk and exactly like a years ago it's also burning hot. The goose seems to be holding them in place and it's a real struggle for rob to get to the door we defined that it's fought..
Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota's Attorney General, Investigated in Fatal Crash
"Fox in South Dakota Governor Christie Gnome says she's bringing in outside investigators to look into the state attorney general who struck and killed a man with his car over the weekend. Jason Robin Borg said he thought he hit a deer and didn't realize he hit a person really went back to the site the next day.
Fresh update on "robin" discussed on WGR Programming
"Period of time. To really feel out who you're playing against and how they're going to play against you for Tampa Bay. They're used to play against good defensive teams. When you look at the teams that they've had to go through during this during this playoffs during his playoff here, you start with Columbus. They're one of the best offensive teams in the game. Boston the best and they were able to win that one. Now. No. And then the New York Islanders, Of course, and now, Dallas They shot Kirk down the right side. Robin back off to Cirelli. Around behind off the stick of shot. Kurt Kurt keeps it alive. Offended by Jamie it deep now for CA Lauren. Lord carries the puck back out. Deal with it looking for shot. Kirk broke it up. Send it behind the net. Johnson, tied up by a student Sarah Lee hasn't once again out to the right side for Shattenkirk fakes. The shot now respond. It's blocked. Mad Watch. Over the glass with a 29 remaining.
Making Peace with Your Family
"Their feud has been brewing since childhood last year during a family trip things got so bad. They came to actual blows. Their father had to pull them apart bobby and robin our sisters but they barely speak Robin says the sound of bobbies voice makes her sick Nicole they're younger sister Peter. Their little brothers say enough is enough the Cole Road to us in hopes that we could help bring her sisters back together. Father Peter. Senior is also here. If, you have conflicts within your family and let me just say who doesn't this show. We'll give you a whole new way to deal with them. It could save you years and years of pain Mark Brian says, he wrote this book codes of Love How to rethink your family and remake your life because he used to hate his own family he stayed away from them for over ten years throughout the show mark is going to be telling us how he changed all that and how you can too. So we're not here just to have because you know you can watch one of those other shows where people, chairs and Viewed as they bring out surprise family members, you haven't seen in a long time. That's not what we're GONNA. Do we're here to try to resolve it and for the millions of you who are also separated from your family to try to bring back some sense of coat of love that you once had memories of that earlier this week mark heard both sides of this family feud starting with Bobby Nicole and Peter. At Different Times Robin has stopped speaking to each of us that she has low self esteem and. She whenever argument comes up she says to me that I I think I'm better than everybody else and that I'm a goody goody and. And this type of staff. Which of course, upsets me last week I went for lunch with Robin and a few of our cousins, the bridesmaids kind of thing for Robin's wedding to discuss things and I just felt that bobby should have been involved with that. That would have been you know more of A. Total package I'm to the point now where it's like okay. You. Go ahead and behave that way. Not. Going to let it bug me. I have tried to contact her and she has my number blocked. She has your number blocked live in the country can't do that on my phone. So I don't have a number of locked and I have an answering machine and I've never had any messages about. Mark spent time with Robin to hear her version. I've always felt like the black sheep. Always felt like. Fingers always point to that me. I always felt like troublemaker. I've been accused of being over emotional. I've been accused of being. sleazy. have been accused of being slutty. I've been accused of. Basically, everything out there. in particular with my sister Bobby. I. I. Always felt compared to her. I always felt like I had to live up to. My parents, expectations. Of the expectations that she set? What are the three happiest moments of your life. They don't include family. Or? My parents were there when my daughter was born. Thought was one of the happiest moments midlife. My Dad was there when I graduated I. Guess that was another happy moment. The, day I moved out with the happiest moment of my life. And I honestly, truly with all my heart believe that was the best thing ever did because I've come so far sets. If you could go back in time, what would you change? I would I would change. I would put myself with the different family. But you can't do that down. So mark says there four basic steps to help you refrain reconnect with your family and they are I remember what are the good things? So many times in today's psychology we're looking at the bad things. My parents do that messed me up I, WanNa look back at what's the pleasant things were the strengths and the and the love and the loyalty that I've been given for these two, five fifty how old we are those years? The second one is we want to reflect on that. We want to see what's my part in this dynamic in my family when am I at fault and also I don't want to end the blame and the labeling you know. She's the black sheep she's the she's the goody two shoes she's been labeled to by other members of her family is the goody two shoes we want to be out of those labels. So we want to reflect on that what are part is and what's the larger picture of our family? labeled. Early, you just sort of follow that pattern absolutely. Yes. Yes. I have never told Robin she slutty. I've never used those words that she used on her. I'm always careful I don't offend with what I say and ever since we're very young, robin has done things on purpose. she just says whatever she wants whether it hurts your feelings or not. So the slutty thing but those terms that you're using those are not terms that she used or is that what you think she thinks of you. Okay. It might have been another family member but everybody was sitting there and it was them against me and that's how it was portrayed. But. Then again, sitting up here, acting like she's a goody two shoes I wouldn't be here if we didn't have problems. You know who? Didn't cause all my family's problems. We're not here just because of me and you know what? I don't even think there's a lot of family problems here beyond some role definition and the next thing we're going to do is we're going to take a look and refrain these experiences from this. New Perspective. Where we learned where each of us is trying to show concern, but it's being misconstrued as criticism or. As control.
Fresh update on "robin" discussed on 830 WCCO 24 Hour News
"Daily News joining us today. Inside the Harrison experience. I picked the Clippers TTO win the MBA championship. I thought they were the tougher and deeper team between them and the Los Angeles Lakers, and I ended up being wrong. One of my big questions with the Los Angeles Lakers was I knew what you were going to get from LeBron. I knew what you were going to get from Anthony Davis. They were certified. I didn't know what you were going to get from the rest of that roster, and now we have a pretty good understanding regime. Rondo has been absolutely magnificent inside the bubble. He's been everything the Lakers needed them to be. They needed another ball handler to kind of set guys up where LeBron can get a little bit arrest on the bench. You still have somebody that LeBron trust to run the offense to set up Anthony Davis that can hit clutch shots. Guys who aren't afraid of the moment. I think what we're seeing inside the bubble is It's not all pressure from fans. It's not all pressure from quote unquote the media in this sense. The pressure comes from the moment and what it means to fail in that scenario. Pascal Sockem, for example, is a magnificent basketball player. Any past. Garcia comes one of the top 20 players in the league top 25 players and leak that game seven. Pressure is just different is just different. There's no other way to put it that game Seven pressure is different. Paul George Ah fantastic basketball player. That playoff pressure is different. And some guys can withstand it. And some guys can't And raise a Rondo is somebody that can withstand it, And we've seen that time and time again. We saw in Boston when he got a ring. We're seeing it right now. With the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been a godsend. He's exactly what they needed. I don't feel really good about a team whose third option was Kyle Koosman. I didn't feel really good about a team whose third option was Danny Greene. I didn't feel really good about a team whose third option was regime Rondo. Now look at where we are. He's been Masterful put. He's been masterful. The Los Angeles Lakers. Absolutely brilliant. Is what he's been. I'm watching the Miami heat and we're going to take your phone calls on this coming up in a little bit 855 to 124227. Miami is the team that the Clippers think that they are. Jimmy Butler is planned like that dog carrying the team. Doing what's necessary getting those tough buckets unafraid of the moment, making big plays in big situations. He is exactly what Kawai should have been in Game seven. Bam on a bio has been the rim protector. Been that bin that Robin to Jimmy Butler's Batman. This Miami seems tough, and they play with the grittiness in a toughness that you need at this time of the year. I don't care. The differences that we see in the game and basketball is the same. And it's not surprising that the two toughest teams in the MBA Are the ones that are still advancing. The Lakers have shown a toughness that no other team in the Western Conference at that Some of it is just you have LeBron on your team. They're still on the toughness. The Miami heat. Who cares what Milwaukee didn't a regular season. We're tougher than you. We can push your best players around. And they have to adapt to us. That's what happened. I mean, Boston. Is getting punched in the mouth and they're falling apart from being punched in the mouth, fighting with each other and throwing stuff. Who knows what's going on In that locker room? The same thing happened with the Milwaukee Bucks. The exact same thing happened. Jimmy Butler happened. Bama Bio happen who had one of the best blocks we've seen in the history of the MBA. A fantastic play for bay amount of bio. So it's not going to be the matchup that we all dream than anticipated, But it's going to be the best match up the Lakers against the Miami Heat. He'd have been by far and away the most impressive team in the bubble. The Lakers have been the best team in the bubble. And that's what I think we're going to get in the MBA finals, and that's going to be a great Siri's. Ah, physical Siri's and up and down Siri's, It's gonna be a lot of fun. I expect the Lakers to win in five. The Nuggets have just spent a lot of energy to get to this point. Think about what the Nuggets have had to do. They played. A seven game series in the first round. Ah, seven game series of the second lie. You've expounded a lot of energy to get to this point. Workers haven't Hosted the first eight games in the bubble. It was much about getting your conditioning, your timing, right? One in five games in the first round, had a little bit of arrest won five games in the second round. Got you a couple of days rest. The Nuggets have been playing every other day for the last three weeks. It feels like Last 3.5 weeks. Different man takes a toll on your body, especially you're going to begin to seem that just has more firepower than you do. Especially when you're going up with a team that has more firepower than you. Azamiyah playoffs. Been fun. It's been unpredictable in a way that typically the NBA playoffs or not. I don't care how unpredictable how the game shifts. It's always going to be about toughest. And do you have those guys on your team? Wars that all the shoot in the world you need Draymond green. You need javale. McGee. You need those rim protectors. You those guys get that can defend on the perimeter of the exact same thing that we're seeing right now. In the MBA playoffs. You're listening to the Harrison experience alive on C. B s Sports radio, open phone lines talking, eh?.
Chicago police investigate possible gang related violence, suspects still at large
"Chicago police investigating possible gang related shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood at least 20 shots fired near the intersection of Troy and Belle Plaine early Saturday morning, damaging several vehicles in the process. Robin Johnson says the shooting happened right outside her home, and we actually got on the floor because it was right outside. The holes of suspects are still at large.
Giga Texas Timeline Update, and the TSLA stock rebound
"Everybody. Robin our here, and today is kind of a Giga Day. We have news from gigafactory Shanghai Gigafactory, Texas gigafactory New York, and then we'll talk a little bit more about lucid ahead of their livestream unveil of the lucid air tonight, and of course, the stock which we can start out with dessel stock on the day to day finishing up eleven percent to three hundred, sixty, six dollars twenty eight cents on the back of a rising macaroni Environment Nasdaq for the day up two point seven percent. So as I said, yesterday, I, hate, stop-loss orders. This is exhibit a for why that is as Tesla today without much news swung back significantly in the. Other. Direction. That's really my only thought on the stock today. So let's move into the news. There was an interesting post this morning on Tesla Motors Clubs Forum by Ridge. Twenty twenty about a possible time line for Tesla's gigafactory in Texas. This user writes quote have some information on the tear factory build schedule. Tesla is sourcing how vendors slash contractors to bid on work at the site and quote this user then shares some screen shots presumably of some documents involved in that bidding, the most interesting of which lays out a project schedule in that project schedule not a first substantial completion date of May I twenty twenty one according to the American Institute of Architects. Substantial completion is quote the stage in the progress of the work when the work or designated portion thereof is sufficiently complete in accordance with the contract documents so that the owner can occupy or utilize the work for its intended use and quote the schedule also notes that the first dry in what happened on December thirtieth twenty twenty I xdrive just means that everything is sort of sealed up with the building shell so that interior work can commence without having to be exposed to the elements, and then in a separate page here that has also included. There's a more detailed schedule noting that in September they'll be doing things like underground electrical, mechanical plumbing, etc.. October would be fencing porta-pottys waste removal metals, recycling recycling removal, and then November would be architectural interiors which based on the dry and date assume would be non weather sensitive into your stuff. So obviously take this for what it's worth. It has just forum posts, but the documents to me look like they would be pretty legitimate I. Don't think there's a ton of reason to doubt it. I. Think for those of us that follow closely this would be pretty much in line with our expectations. This will be going from breaking ground to possibly production ready in under a year which we know Tesla is targeting based on their work active factory Shanghai originally and now With gigafactory Berlin as well. Speaking of Shanghai Tesla continues to make rapid progress at the gigafactory. They're the global times earlier. This Week reported that Tesla has completed the main section of phase two, which is for the Mata why and they write quote at present interior decoration and electromechanical testing being carried out and are expected to be completed on schedule in October and November and quote not exactly sure what interior decoration needs to be carried out and completed. I'm guessing that's probably something that's lost in translation probably more equivalent you interior design meaning, functional interior design. But regardless, we continue to see these reports about phase two in Shanghai though the Global Times appears. To also expect production to begin for the Monterey in one though they do cite other media reports on that which we have talked about. Personally, I'm still expecting some motto is to come out of gigafactory Shanghai. This you're probably not enough to be immaterial to quarterly results or the financials but more. So again, sign heading into twenty twenty one which cannot believe were that close to you already shifting back to the US and over to the energy side of the business with Peissel's gigafactory. In New, York a different type of gigafactory Tesla. Roddy today posted an article with the headline of quote vessel energy ramps hiring AC in New York for accelerated solar production and. Quote you on did actually re tweet this article in which Tesla Roddy writes quote a source familiar with the matter who spoke to Tessa. Roddy talk to employees at the plant who indicated the facility is currently operating on a twenty four hour schedule six days a week to keep up with demand. Altogether, this move seems to confirm the eighty eight acre location is accelerating solar production and installation insignificant way which coincides with the company's growth and the energy sector and quote while energy storage has definitely grown historically solar has actually been quite slow Tusla recently, which I think was correctly pointed out by Gordon Johnson in our bowl baird debate. So if we go. Back to two, thousand, seventeen, for example, cutie, Tesla deployed one, hundred, seventy, six megawatts of solar energy versus this most recent you only twenty seven megawatts of solar. There are a lot of reasons for that. The business model has shifted significantly but right now it's not at the point that at once what's Tesla's hope? Of course is that the solar roof changes that about which started in their cute you letter that quote solar roof installations roughly tripled in Q. to compare to key one, we continue to expand our installation team to increase the deployment rate and quote of course, this is a new product so to starting from a very low base for Tesla from. But hopefully, that growth rate continues we've also recently seen tesla cut their prices significantly for rooftop solar. Now, offering the lowest price systems in the United States at least at a dollar forty, nine per watt after incentives under cutting other systems and the US by about thirty percent on average. So plenty of reasons to be hopeful that Tesla is on the precipice returning to growth for the solar business and are on their way to finding a business model that works for them consistently for solar going forward. Next today on into provide an update to yesterday's discussion on delivery wait times. I've seen a few comments noting that those have changed for people today they have actually changed for me as well. So the model y currently sets for the all wheel drive version at seven to eleven weeks for me here in the Midwest two to four weeks for the performance for the Model S. and the Model X. Both of those currently sit at eight to twelve weeks versus yesterday's ten to fourteen. Weeks and the model three has held steady for all trims at two to four weeks.
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial paused after 'potentially unexplained' adverse reaction in participant
"Hobson. I'm rather young. It's here and now and let's start the hour with the news that the drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is in partnership with the University of Oxford in England. Has put its cove in 19 vaccine, one of nine potential vaccines in a face retrial on pause after discovering that a trial participants in the UK had a serious adverse reaction. Adam Feuerstein is covering this for partners that stat. The health and medicine publication and Adam Hearing that a Koven 19 vaccine study has been put on hold is concerning, but you say This also means the system is working. Yeah, Obviously, these vaccines that are being developed recovered 19 are being very closely followed. This is probably not the news that people wanted to hear. But I think you're right. Robin in that, you know, clinical trials are set up to not only determined the efficacy of the vaccine but also did determine its safety. And in this case, you know you want a clinical trial to be able to Pick up an adverse event, a safety issue if one exists, and and all of the company's behind these potential vaccines, has signed a statement saying that they will not release anything under any pressure before they think it's completely safe. So this is in fact kind of underscoring that perhaps But in a statement, NPR, the company said the next step will be to determine if the illness is related to the vaccine or just a chance event. How did they do that? What do we know? So far? All right, As you can imagine, the participants in these clinical trials are closely monitored. You know, the ultimate goal of acting clinical trial is to determine whether the vaccine can protect people from infection. From Cove in 19. So you monitor these patients, and so when an adverse event comes up, you know some sort of side effect that is unexplained. That will be communicated to the people who are monitoring the safety of the clinical trial. And then depending on the severity of the seriousness of that of that side effect, you know, certain steps will be taken now in this case. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have paused their clinical trials. So what that tells you is that this was a serious adverse event. I mean, if a patient just like, for instance, if a patient has reported a mild headache, That wouldn't stop a clinical trial. Well, even if it's more than that we mentioned before we have a colleague whose husband is in the fight, sir. Trial he got very, very alien vertical couldn't sit up. He was nauseous, Terrible headache. And it didn't have a fever, and it was not of concern. In other words, it was one of the reactions that was expected to a vaccination. So this must have been A serious reaction. But when you say pause the trial we know that thousands have already had their two doses of the vaccine. When you say pause. What does that mean? Stopping new enrollments? What does that mean? Well, what what That means, And it's not entirely clear. But based on our reporting what it means is that particularly the US based clinical trial, and that's a trial that AstraZeneca Just recently started at the end of August that patients who have been who've been enrolled in that study or scheduled to receive their first vaccinations have been told had basically been put on hold. They've been told to, you know, call later, we will reschedule your appointment. So at this point, no one is getting vaccinations until They determine, you know the cause that the patient who who experiences adverse event was in the UK, so presumably was in the UK based study, and that's a study that's further along then the one that was in the U. S, which recent would just only just started well, and we know it was going well in the UK because the Lancet reported in July that there'd been no adverse Effects there. But now that there is this pause, what does it mean for other companies? Trials? We know AstraZeneca ultimately hopes to do the same thing. The other drugmakers hope to do, which is encouraged the body to produce antibodies to fight off Cove in 19. But they have different delivery systems you know, into the body the way they're, you know, asking, sells Teo to do that. So what is the fact that AstraZeneca has paused mean for the other companies? Trials? Just remember that they're different vaccines using different technologies, right, So not all the vaccines are going to have sort of the same side effect profile, And that's one of the reasons why these clinical trials are important. Because we will sort of get a sense of what the side effects are for each individual vaccine. So what this means for the other drugmakers? I think it's just a reminder that you know, safety is just as important as the efficacy of these vaccines, particularly when you consider that potentially they're going to be given to millions and millions of people. And it's the reason why The drug makers are running these really large clinical trials, right? We're talking about tens of thousands of participants because when you do clinical trials of that size, that's when you are a better able to suss out the safety of these vaccines. If there is some very rare side effect that occurs, you know, it's very difficult to find that potentially if you on ly have let's say a dozen or maybe even 100. Participants. But when you have tens of thousands of people, that's where you are better able to identify a potential risks. And Feuerstein, senior writer it stat. The health and medicine publication Adam, Thanks so much. They should have me, Robin. The photos out of the San
The unbalanced stock market, why you should take a long term approach
"People. Get really excited about what's going on with. Their stock market holdings when things are doing well, and then they freak out suddenly when a market reversal and I wanted to talk about. What is normally a very volatile month September? Has Traditionally been a month that has been unsettling for stock investors but the reality is there are special things you need to be mindful of with what's going on on Wall Street and has been going on all year as I shared with you a couple of weeks ago. A huge percent of publicly traded companies have had a bad year with their stocks that the gains have been very heavily concentrated. In, just a small number generally of technology oriented companies. It was an item just few days ago about apple that Apple's value having reached over two trillion dollars in market value. That apple's market values greater than the entire two thousand companies that make up the Russell two thousand index. So think about that one company. Having more value than another two thousand publicly traded companies all added together. and. So you have apple and Amazon and facebook and with Gul's name now alphabet. And Tesla these companies alone accounting for a crazy amount of star stock market value. And The value of these companies. Is. Extraordinarily high versus their profits and these are companies that have performed very well. Because of. Oh and I'm sorry Tesla's not on the list, the five or Apple Amazon Microsoft Bet and facebook even though. Tesla's much in the news today with the declining share price. But those companies. have. A huge valuation right now versus their profits because they have performed well over the last many years. But now the values have been bid up to the point that each of them are priced for absolute complete total perfection and life is not perfect and then you strip away. The small number of technology stocks that have had a massive run up. The rest of a stock market that generally is very weak. So. I if you're stockholdings or digital. And you have put a huge amount of money at risk. In a tiny number of technology stocks know that you've got to be able to handle the downs as well as the ups. These companies are rock solid companies that may be overvalued right now but you gotta think about what your time window is if your time window short for a stock. And you're in a technology stock that's value is really run up. There's danger in U continuing to hold that stock. If you're playing long ball, you're in the long game, then not as much risk but look what can happen. So quickly, Tesla down something like fifteen percent. In trading today and it's because of a couple of things involving Tesla's specifically but technology stocks again, that have runway up in value. Are, much, riskier in the short term. and. You have to plan for that and be prepared for that. But you know, I'm such a believer in diversifying holdings. And, that's why. I don't play the individual stock game. I know that for a lot of people with Robin Hood in particular. Younger. Investors. Are. Bored by the whole index game that they wanNA play the individual stocks and stock market and even getting involved in things like options and this is. A potential way to make money and a short window it's also potentially a place that you can lose money. It's more speculative than traditional investing in know that the. Quote Unquote. Stock Market the overall. Stock Market is due for. A potential correction. And potentially a bear market, but when that will happen. Who knows that's why the core and the key for you is you don't WanNa, borrow money known as buying stocks on margin. At a time where things are very heavily over-valued potentially. and. Second. You've got to know that owning stocks is a longer term thing. Not Short term I know there are people that are doing rapid trading buying and selling with great frequency if that's something you enjoy. Go for it. It's just not my way of thinking or my way of doing things.
Businesses Turn To Touchscreens During COVID times
"In an effort to decrease person to person contact many businesses have chosen these interactive displays Pretty cool. You've seen them at BOOT BARN target, Taco Bell Red Robin. There are many are made by a company named Yellow John. Lamb. Is here to tell us all about it John Philipson. Yeah. Thanks having me Jefferson the re this pandemic people are trying to really look at their entire systems on and they're finding it ways in beans at which the they find deficiencies in their software package or their how their customers interact, and so they are migrating more towards different types of self service. It reduces that humid human contact it. It actually virtually can eliminate it. A person can walk up to a self service kiosks whether it's ordering tickets or whether it's you're actually seeing that right now in movie theaters that are reopening, you're seeing where they are trying to do social distancing I programming the system in the person can choose a seed, but other seats are blocked out. So they kind of have this this ability naturally and they never had to talk to a person. There's no, there's no worrying about six feet they're literally they can be twenty feet away from somebody as they purchase their tickets. But what about all those hands the Dover go over the unit all day long don't those contain germs. They do but several civil aspects of that one we know for a fact, we saw our cleaning protocols page just skyrocketed in usage when this pandemic started basically about early March. People have built these customers, these resellers, these retailers, they've all built a much better cleaning protocols in just really refined him to the newer guidance from the CDC the EPA. So do you recommend that the people store clean the machine every time somebody is used it. It doesn't have to be every time But. Typically. There's going to be a each retailer reseller or. whatever you know store would have kind of a they decide basically where they want to go with that how fast how often there's even certain things we can do in the firmware as to cause the screen to basically put a notice up based on certain touches and we've actually been playing with that recently. So where is the next yellow machine going we're working? We see it. You can find our products basically everywhere. It's actually our tagline is ill is everywhere and you'll find us at home improvement stores a right at the check stand. You'll find us in product information things that you're trying to use a certainly your favorite hamburger stand. tacos. Whether you're trying to shop for boots down at boot bar and you can go in and they've got a large forty two inch screen and it helps you refine figure out exactly which blue perfect view and what you're looking for.
'Princess Bride' cast to reunite for virtual script reading for Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"Cast of the Princess Bride is reuniting for a virtual table read. It's to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He didn't fall. Inconceivable. Donors to the Wisconsin Democrats will receive invitations to a live stream set for this coming Sunday. It'll feature a script read by these star studded cast, including Carrie Alice. Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and director Rob Reiner. According to the Wisconsin State Journal. The idea came after the former cast of the West Wing reunited to promote when we all vote, the voter registration initiative. Co chaired by the former first lady Michelle Obama.
'The Princess Bride' cast is reuniting for a virtual table read, Democratic political fundraiser
"Leaves a table read of the Princess Bride script as a political fundraiser. The cast of the Princess Bride will reunite virtually for a table read fundraising event. Further Wisconsin Democratic Party fun storming the castle. The film was written by Rob Reiner, who has been a vocal president. Trump critic and starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn Billy Crystal, who are all participating with Reiner and Patton Oswalt moderating the event will be Livestreamed September 13th at 4 P.m. Pacific Time. Wisconsin is one of the key states that Donald Trump flipped in 2016. Both the president and Joe Biden each visited the state this past week. Michelle Pelino. Fox News,
Atlanta - McIntosh Chiefs back in action as football returns
"Back in action here at Macintosh High school in Peachtree City, playing Louella tonight at 7 30 Joseph, a sophomore, telling WSB radio. He doesn't mind the fact that people will have to wear masks and social distance This good wayto spend time in Canada. It's with people. It's good. It brings the energy love spirits in Peachtree City. Robin Walensky 95.5 WSB top local news every 30 minutes, and when it breaks 95.5
Dow drops 800 points as tech stocks slide
"US stocks fell sharply yesterday the S. and P. Five hundred had its worst day since June and the tech heavy Nasdaq dropped five percent. The losses were driven by declines in many of the biggest tech stocks, some of which have been responsible for the market's record-setting high in recent months. Here's reporter. Ostrov. So the US market is very, very heavily weighted to the tech sector things like facebook, Apple Amazon and so much of. The valley has been led by gains in those specific companies in people had already been looking at that in going. You know that might be a little bit stretched may be the share prices are higher than they should be, and so some people have looked at this is you know they were maybe overdue for a correction at the same point. There's also been a lot of people trading those platforms like Robin Hood, but those are. The largest components of the market and so when they fall, it's going going to bring the whole thing down with it.
Robinhood has lured young traders
"And selling stocks on the smartphone. App Robin Hood has become incredibly popular this year especially since the covert pandemic started and there are a few possible reasons why I of everybody's home and has lots of spare time that's got to be part of it maybe. Also, of course, you know, maybe people had a little extra money to invest because so many restaurants and shops were closed also, maybe people sense an opportunity to buy stocks cheap when the stock market collapsed in the first month of the pandemic, whatever the reason Robin Hood announced recently that the amount of money, it makes people trading on its APP doubled in the second quarter of the year two, one, hundred, eighty, million dollars. It's a lot of traits. In the hood is also become kind of famous for the clever ways that it entices people to use. It's apt to and sell stocks. So Digital Confetti or some other animation might fall across the screen when you first deposit money into the APP, we are simple. Take away from that hard to get us in here. Yeah. And Robert also offers free stocks to people who sign up for a trial run into people who convince others to sign up. James. mccomb is twenty five lives in Long Island. New York he is a big robinhood user and there are several things he likes about Robin, Hood's design and how simple and seamless it is to keep track of what's happening for any company. He is interested in it's a great APP for easy information almost like a news feed but for stocks plus the Robin Hood. Shows a ranking the most popular stocks that other robinhood traders have been buying which. You know my convince new traders to join the party James. HIMSELF INVESTED MONEY IN UBER stock partly because it was number one on Robin Hoods popularity ranking I can kind of get a little bit of a sense of confidence like okay. People believe in this company because it's literally number one on the list currently James is what is known as a retail trader, which is basically anyone who buys and sells stocks for their own personal account not a professional investor who manages other people's money. In this year, it is retail traders like James who've really thrown themselves into the stock. Market. Because the US stock market has gone up in recent months, even hitting a new record high last week a lot of these retail traders have made quite a bit of money lately but other, maybe some reasons to worry that. So many retail traders have started buying and selling stocks using APPs like Robin Hood I would say two parts worried one part. Happy. This is Colin camerer. He's a behavioral economist at Caltech and he has studied the ways that people invest in the stock market collinses. One good thing about Robin Hood is it by making it so? Easy to start buying stocks. It might get people invested in the stock market who otherwise might never have bothered at all, and this can also help people learn more about how specific companies operate into to better understand how the economy works. Especially these days the digital age when it's so easy to find useful information. You know there's a lot of stuff under the hood, the economy, and it'd be good if people knew more about that and they may learn some by just buying selling shares of a particular stock and learning about what boards of directors do. You know how companies actually operate conn said, he was only one part happy and two parts worried about Robin Hoods popularity with retail traders. So here's why he's worried if there is one conclusion that the research about financial markets keeps arriving at again and again it's the individual traders who actively try to pick specific stocks buying stocks. They think we'll go up selling the stocks I think we'll go down are very likely to underperform the overall stock market and this does not just apply to retail traders it also applies. To professional money managers over the last five years eighty, two percent of mutual funds that tried to pick stocks underperformed the overall stock market, which means that most people are just better off investing in what they call an index fund that just tracks the performance at the stock market goes up and down with it over time and Collins says, retail traders are also vulnerable to psychological by sees lead them to make bad decisions when they invest especially, if they don't understand the risks that they're taking if you're buying somebody's selling. And you have to be confident that you're buying from someone who knows less than you about the future of the. So one of the elements in in retail trading is overconfidence. Everybody thinks they're above average also confetti. And? Just. Sucks right in. plus people fall victim to what's known as the disposition effect which makes people sell stocks that have gone up a little too soon missing out on making even more money people have a tendency to sell toxin went up and we think it's because there's a special kind of. Realization utility from actually locking gain and clicking and like seeing in your bank account. From your portfolio numbers on the screen into your bank account or something like would. So people so winners too soon and similarly they tend to hang onto losers typically in a kind of blind faith that it's GonNa Bounce back making these kinds of trading mistakes something that happens when people are actively and frequently buying and selling stocks, and of course, the ROBINHOOD APP is designed to get people to do just that and Robin Hood's business model actually depends on it.
Robinhood investors are beating the stock market
"Everyone Card your this is indicated from planet money. Buying and selling stocks on the smartphone APP Robin. Hood has become incredibly popular this year especially since the covert pandemic started and there are a few possible reasons why I of everybody's home and has lots of spare time that's got to be part of it maybe. Also of course, you know maybe people had a little extra money to invest because so many restaurants and shops were closed also, maybe people sense an opportunity to buy stocks cheap when the stock market collapsed in the first month of the pandemic, whatever the reason Robin Hood announced recently that the amount of money, it makes people trading on its APP doubled in the second quarter of the year two, one, hundred, eighty, million dollars. It's a lot of traits. Yeah in Robin Hood is also become kind of famous for the clever ways that it entices people to use. It's apt to and sell stocks. So Digital Confetti or some other animation might fall across the screen when you first deposit money into the APP, we are simple. Take away from that hard to get us in here. Yeah. And Robert also offers free stocks to people who sign up for a trial run into people who convince others to sign up.
Number of coronavirus cases in U.S top 6 million
"The number of Americans killed has passed 183,000 and the number of cases among college students is rising after just days back on campus. But there's also a growing assault on the truth. President Trump Retweeted, a conservative website that's falsely claiming a much lower death rates and 183,000. They're saying just 9000. Dr. Lena Wen is an emergency physician in public health professor at George Washington University. Dr Wen Start with what you are seeing as you assess data from around the country. What stands out to you? What I'm selling Robin is that there is some good news that we have a declining number of cases around the country as a whole, which illustrates that the interventions that we put into place these interventions like mask mandates like restricting these in particular these very hybrid settings like indoor bars. That they are making a difference. And now we have schools open. We have university soon is coming back, and I do fear that we will be trending in the wrong direction soon that we are having these rolling waves around the country, and I think people need to keep in mind, especially as we come into Labor Day that we cannot do it all that we can't do all of our normal pre pandemic normal activities. So if we want schools to remain open, we need to be doing our best and limiting our interactions and these high risk settings and, of course to stay outdoors, wear masks in practice, social distancing. Well, and you When you say stay outdoors, we're going into
How the Sober Spring Challenge changed my life
"Twelve whole podcasts. My name is John Garang I'm the foundry weld without wine and I'm your host for this podcast. Thank you so much for union. A series. Two of the podcast is all about taking a break from all coal just how beneficially this to take a break how important it is to test salt dependent regularly this ties in nicely with also spring challenge which starts on the first of September. We're going to be interviewing people who done also spring challenging in the past last week we interviewed Kawhi, who did sobers spring two years ago he hasn't added drink since. He didn't do it because he wanted to stop drinking. So we also interviewed Lebeau who used it to moderate for awhile, and finally she decided that she felt so much better when she wasn't drinking that she was going to ditch moderation technique and give up drinking completely. Today's interview is with a lovely lady called KRYSTAL. Nine christel sober spring in two thousand and nineteen. She had me on the radio tasting alcohol-free wines. And when she had the conversation, she had a bit of a light bulb. Moment. Because she reflected on her own drinking habits and she decided that for her, it was more about the ritual. than the old coal. So perhaps, all coal free wines would work for. Assaulted our conversation by asking Christo to tell us about himself. On, crystal I'm forty five years old I live in Pretoria. and. Got One son, he turned to any one the other day a couple of weeks ago, and I'm married to my best friend for twenty five years in November now been married congratulations. When did you first start thinking that you'd like sued maybe change your relationship with all did you first start thinking? The might be a problem have. As you all know that drinking wine we need. It's the first loss that is the bugger because. When it's the first laws, it triggers, you have another glass and then I must finish the bottle. So and that started bothering me and I think I've signed up for wilt without wine the city day challenge in January and I think I lost it about sixty minutes. You know what you get those days way you wake up two o'clock in the morning. Your heart stopping and it's jumping out of your chased and you get this feeling. Then you think what have I done lost not did I feed Musonda my husband? Did I MAKE Can't remember and then you start negotiating with yourself said, this is this is Scott to stop you know. This is not happening again until six o'clock when you start making food and. Outcomes the bottle of wine and. You have to stay in the. Pit was terrible. So you did this. As all Robin ugity minutes of the thirty. That's. What I wasn't greedy. I've got a fitbit. What really triggered. Me was my resting. Offbeat at some stage August. Last year it was eighty four they win I started with the spring. It actually came down to the low sixties now. So it's it's really it was that was the main mission was for health reasons I what you said about you've got to be ready because some you obviously weren't ready when you signed up for the he is but nevertheless you you reflected a lot before you signed up, you pay full challenge Saturday you can't in the water in year than you ran away from the freezing water again but then said, you saw the Cyprus spring challenge. So what made you think Oh let's give these guys another try. You know what? What's fantastic just before that I heard you over the radio. On radio to and actually drinking the last one and having a taste on the radio and saying how it tastes like my husband was in the patroness me that much and I told him I said listen to this. I can actually do this for me. It's about the habit I love having mom gloss and my bottle WANNA open it, pull the drink, and then that's for me. That's that's my kick that I get out of IT I. told him I said, I'm sure I can do it because I know that it's not the Elko that I'm often it's the Heb it with the Al Khalid steerable because I can't stick to one drink because they ll kicks in any poisons, your audie entities with the colossal one I was so
Gotham Knights doesn't have Batman in it and Suicide Squad
"Gotham Knights is the next game from the developer behind Batman Arkham. And Batman isn't in it? DC held its massive DC fan dome event this weekend where they shared all kinds of panels and trailers for DC related stuff. They talked about wonder woman nineteen eighty-four, which looks cool and the Snyder cut of Justice League which look you know I am ecstatic for you. If you're excited about that I don't think making that movie longer it's going to make it any better, but you know that has nothing. To do with video games. They also showed a trailer for the Robert Patents and Matt Reeves Batman Movie, which I thought looked pretty great. I'm excited for that. But the most exciting news for me was learning about what WB Montreal was working on and learning a lot more about rock steadies suicide squad game. So finally, officially, WB Montreal revealed it is working on a game called Gotham knights the trailer for the. Game Open with a newscast revealing that Bruce Wayne is dead and then a cut to a video. Batman had recorded in case of his death and what needed to be done in his absence, and then we got to see back girl night wing Red Hood and Robin basically stepping it up to be the new protectors of Gotham from there it looked a lot like a Batman Arkham game which I am. Saying as a complement, each of the four heroes appears to have a distinct set of abilities and are able to drive bat cycles around Gotham. Bad girl seems perhaps the closest to playing as Batman. As we know him in the Arkham Games, a brawler uses a zip line to move around night wing was playable on a few occasions in the Batman Arkham Games and he looks similar here uses batons as weapons. Red Hood. Who sometimes bad guy. But seems to be a good guy in this instance uses guns. He is former Robin Jason Todd who was resurrected, and now you know very angry general. And finally, we saw robin the Tim Drake version. Of Robin, who appears to use a lot of tech gadgets I was certain. We were looking at Damian Wayne Bruce Wayne's biological son during the trailer who is Robin in the current Comic Book Canon. But after the fact, it was made pretty clear that this is Tim Drake. The trailer ended with a tease we have been expecting for long time with the Court of owls taking center stage. We saw familiar locations from the Court of Appeals, comics people wearing court of appeals, masks, and hundreds of coffins that store the immortal superhumans at the Court of Appeals tends to use to do its dirty work. After the trailer premiered, they showed about seven minutes of Gameplay. The game play footage took place about a dozen hours into the game and focused on a part of the story revolving around Mr Freeze we saw back girl wearing a different costume than what was shown in the trailer running around the city, zipping up to rooftops and attacking enemies from above Robin joined her similarly wearing a different outfit than the one seen in the trailer, and they made their way into Mr Freezes. Fort I guess you could say where he had this crazy weather machine going multiple approaches to taking out enemies were shown bat girl was more of a brawler uninterested in a stealthy approach but robin was shown sneaking up on enemies Alford called the duo to give them advice and we also saw and bat girl team up for a single attack it culminated with a boss fight confrontation Mr freeze before too much progress could be made against him. The video came to a close the game going to be an up to two player coop game and will apparently have lots of leveling up options over the course of the game and enemies will level up with you. Implication is you tackle things just about any order as a result if you're level five when you fight freeze, he's level five. But if you love of fifteen, then he is little fifteen in that changes things. Afterward. Zachary Levi. She's Zam himself asked WB Montreal a few questions. They didn't offer a whole lot of additional information. They did say the mystery is bigger than the court of owls though and later it was also confirmed that the game is separate from the Arkham universe it's a standalone new Batman Universe the game is planned for next year I love the narrative conceit of Batman being dead I. Hope they lean into that and it's not just a big endgame twist that he's been alive the whole time I, liked the. Idea of that crew of four trying to figure out how to protect Gotham without Batman I. think that's really cool I. also love the Look of writing the bat cycle through the city and how at least at this point it it does look close to Arkham game play.
Coronavirus: Have NSW and Queensland learnt their lessons from Victoria?
"We've been talking a lot about Victoria on this podcast and with good reason because that's where the majority of Australia's new cases coming. But there's also a spread happening in New South Wales and Queensland and some of the questions that we're getting are about basically with a these states have learned some lessons and are making some changes to their approach based on what's happening in Victoria will your queenslander? Why don't you tell us what's happening up there? Yes. So it is interesting the health authorities here. have been quite open about the fact that they're nervous. They're worried to see some community transmission happening here. It's linked to a juvenile detention center and we know that I'm prison outbreaks problematic because you've got people in close quarters but they are definitely making some changes to the sorts of restrictions I brought in based on what's happened in Victoria. So nothing's really changed in terms of businesses, but the number of people that you can have visiting a household or like private gatherings outside Your House that's been what's restricted and that's based on the Victorian experience that some of those clusters happened early on, we're really linked to lodge family networks rather than sort of transmissions happening at businesses. And offices although the ones one outbreak in a lawyer's office North West Melbourne from memory. That's right. So it's this is domestic kits at families is family weightings, family events, funerals, and so on. People are hugging close together. And P. The opportunity for Aerosol spread early on and on that one of the other things that's being mentioned much earlier in this Queensland outbreak than happened in Victoria is they're advising people to wear masks. Now, if you're in a public place in a crowded place there advising that you wear bosc and that's not something that we heard until quite a long time into the Victorian outbreak note that Triton thankfully there deviating from the national advice on this. has been a bit reserved. It's just an extra layer of protection even if there's not much virus around, you just don't aware it is what about where you are normally in New South Wales Wales, they seem to be getting the unknowns down to a low number, which is the which is the statistic that worries everybody Wine Victoria when interstate for lockdown is that they just far too many people where they didn't know where they're getting virus form. Is running along in reasonable shape. The problem is they're still virus around, and whilst we report day by day on the numbers and the number of unknown sources, this can change. On a day-to-day basis, he really got to look at the running average and what's happening in terms of the train, but the train these. Small numbers and increasingly knowing where the virus is coming from. Obviously, we would all prefer to have zero spread whatsoever but New South Wales seems to have maintained a low level that has been more or less consistent. Is that maybe? A different way of living with the virus long term. I'm not sure that that's what they're. Amy's. They've said in the past that they're not aiming for zero spread. But. There's enough anxiety around even at low levels that you can't quite relax. But if the couldn't get it done two zero spread and I assume that are trying incredibly hard to do so. And you probably could live with this but you living with a situation where they probably going to mandate masks robin just ask people to wear masks. And and have quite strict social distancing. So that's there's no chance of virus being spread around. So there is virus, it tends not to get spread. But there will always be the risk of of a blowout. So we might talk about it Victoria just a little bit because we got a question from ally. You've said that a few times that Victoria isn't being transparent and when all is been watching the presses everyday, they're saying that they do feel like there's a lot of transparency there. So what are you referring to when you say that is digging darn and being completely open for example, by the hospital spread and we tend to find about find out that late we tend to find out. How we don't really know how it's being transmitted. We'd been misled I think about how has been transmitted because the minister at one point said only ten or fifteen percent of being caught in hospitals clearly, not the case moisture product being caught in hospitals. Possibly, not from patients maybe in the tea room and other places where they could be passing it on. But we haven't sorted that out. What we don't know is not where of knowing is whether patients have caught it from healthcare workers one hope that hasn't happened, but we haven't heard that statistic either and and why we should know about this is really the two areas that seem to be the problem. Yes. There still some problem with food storage facilities, and so on and outbreaks stemming from them, and those are always at risk. But largely, we have aged care residents have healthcare workers and both age care and in hospitals, and if you subtract them from the total, there aren't many cases left in Victoria from community spread. So we towards doing really well but if the up they've got be up front about their hospital problem. So that, we can all share in that and that means we don't. You know when we go in as a patient, we're just careful or there's no are we know that there's no patient spread? Healthcare worker to healthcare worker because people are arriving late at hospital with serious conditions which need major interventions and they need to be sure that the hospitals are safe and I think it creates doubt if they're not being entirely open perhaps were political reasons. So I think those are the reasons why should they just got to be straight and and tell us what the statistics are and how they're dealing with 'cause they really get on top of the hospital situation on top of aged care. The pretty close to solving the problem in Victoria. Really,
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris First Joint Interview
"World News Tonight Anchor David Muir and Good Morning America Co anchor Robin Roberts. Joe Biden laid out the stakes in this election, blaming President Trump for the severity of the Corona virus crisis. Do you blame President Trump for lives lost? I don't blame him for the current crisis. I blame him for wrecking wave. Not dealing with solutions. He hasn't listened to the scientist. And while Trump has attacked by then for campaigning from home, Biden says Trump's push for large scale in person events is dangerous, even deadly. Look what happens. What what's happened with his his events. People die. People get together. They don't wear masks. They end up getting cove. They end up dying with his running mate by his side. Kamala Harris asked about that pivotal moment at the Democratic debate when she took bite into task for his record on race. A lot of people cannot let that go the way you challenged him. So how did you go from there to here? I want Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States. I believe in Joe Biden. I believe in his perspective, and frankly, I think that's that conversation is a distraction from what we need to accomplish right now and what we need to do. Harris was also pressed on Biden's shocking comment this spring. That left critics saying he's taking the black vote for granted. If you have a problem figuring out what your Sameer Trump You a black, so when you have a running mate Makes a comment like you ain't black and lead some people to say just doesn't get it. Have you been able to speak truth to him about that? Listen, when Joe and I talked about and have talked about, frankly, over the years, But in connection with this race about Miss State of Black America, he has a deep sense of awareness and knowledge about racial disparities, inequities and systematic racism. Pushing back against Trump's attacks. Biden promised no new taxes on the middle class, so no new taxes $400,000 down. There would be no need for any Guidon, who has come under attack for his age, also shot down any suggestion that he limit himself to just one term. You're leaving open the possibility you'll serve eight years now. Looking ahead. Biden and Harris both say they are already preparing for their debates. Biden, saying he could hardly wait to take on trumpets. ABC News correspondent Mary Bruce reporting Come on news time 8 21. It's time to get to our propel insurance. Money updates so WalMart is filing a trademark application ahead of its upcoming
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Was permitted to enter. Might be something that he did to preserve certain mystique about himself. That like. You're never going to know what goes is on in that exact period of time all you can do is kind of guests and so that makes that a little bit more curious. Maybe that was deliberate on his part I think it also speaks to how he presented himself to everyone. Not just to me who only got to write about him and be in his presence for a little bit of time but people who knew him for much longer and over many more years even they felt like they saw him in certain capacities and then there were other parts of him that he withheld from them. Even his family members even people that he was intimate with Didn't feel like they got all of him that everyone had their version of that experience whether it was literal or metaphorical where he went into a room and did something else and Dan became a different person and they didn't get to see that everybody who knew him went through some version of that. And I guess we're kind of greedy and wanting to just constantly have more of what we love. And but you know I mean it's also performers and stars belong to certain eras and you know. He came alive and was most famous and popular in a certain period. And that's that's the period time that we're always going to think of him in that he'll always define and by and large they don't span longer than that certainly not even for as long as he did so we are kind of greedy for wanting even more of him him. But that's kind of how it works. People get this one. If you're lucky one period of time that you belong to and when you're gone the era and that's all for this final episode of knowing Robin Williams. Thank you for listening thing as we explored the life. And the work of the Great Robin Williams Robin is sorely. Missed but he leaves behind a body of work. That really touched people's hearts and tickled. They're funny boats. I hope you enjoyed listening and learning about Robin and if you or a loved one are struggling with your mental health. Please reach out to the national suicide. Hi Prevention Line for free crisis support and learn more about Lewy body dementia by visiting the Lewy Body Dementia Association's website at L. B. A.. Dot Org Org thanks today. That's cough check out his book. Robin to learn even more and please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. Stitcher or wherever you listen. If Robin had an impact on your life we'd love to hear about it. Send US An e mail at knowing McMillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"As you've learned from this podcast Robin Williams had passion filled and eventful life and on this show. Oh I've covered the high points in the low points the magic in the mundane and try ten cops late the essence of Robin. But if you're still hungry for more of Robin Story Eh. This podcast doesn't have to be the end as you know. This podcast is made possible. Thanks to the work of David's cough and Dave's Book Robin has even more Magical Michael Stories about this wild fascinating entertainer. Some of it will be familiar. But there's even more that you haven't heard yet like the ups and downs of his lifelong friendship up with Billy Crystal read the whole Messy Complicated Story Find Robin by David's cough. Wherever you buy books or learn more at bit dot l. y.? Slash Flash Read Robin. That's bit dot L. Y. Slash. Read Robin if you've been listening to the show for a while you probably already know that. Were part of the network called McMillan podcasts. But today I want to encourage you to check out our sister network which is also from Macmillan publishers. It's called quick and dirty tips. Quick and dirty tips as a podcast network that offers quick simple advice to help you with every aspect of your life checkout nutrition diva for great insight about how to eat to make make your body feel good or checkout grammar girl if you want fascinating and beginner friendly writing and linguistic lessons all packed into fifteen minute episodes or if you're looking to take your career to the next level in twenty twenty start listening to get it done guy and there's so much more checkout everything. Quick and dirty tips has to offer visit quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast to find a new show. That's quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Where this is coming from is some kind of like a desperation in him or is it something else. It's while he's in Vancouver and you know really at that point kind of a feeling You know pretty depressed and really especially kind of You know paranoid and not wanting to socialize and see other people that that his makeup artistry men's she makes the suggestion to him just in a kind of off handed way of. Why don't you just try going into a club and making an unannounced appearance and you'll see how much people love you and how happy they are to see you again? Knee has this kind of breakdown in her arms and he tells her. I don't think I can be funny anymore. And that is such a devastating thing for him to say and for her to hear that this is Robin Williams telling you. I don't know how to be funny anymore. You're the crazy ones ended. After just twenty two episodes Robbins family pleaded with him to take a break from work to SORTA US health issues but he ignored their requests tests. He started filming the third installment of the night at the museum. Comedy Franchise right away but it was during this shoe. That people started to notice something was very wrong. He's shooting in London or shooting in Vancouver. So there's a lot of travel involved in on those sets. He's having memory problems that he can't eve- feels like he can't even memorize lines. He can't remember you know his his scenes and that is very troubling because if there was one thing that he was known known for always having a really kind of sharpen agile memory when he finished filming in returned home to Susan he told her he wanted a reboot for his brain. He started started taking antipsychotic medication which helped some symptoms but made others worse. Susan often had to talk robin down from his paranoia like when he woke up convinced that comedian mort Saul was in grave danger. They went back and forth for hours until three thirty in the morning. Finally on May Twenty Eighth Two thousand fourteen. Eighteen Robin got some answers. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for Susan. It was a relief to know that they can now focus on more specific treatment but robin was less convinced. It was a devastating thing to to be told to even think that that was what was wrong with him. It T- to be given this kind of You know prognosis that is is really going to be degenerative that they're not whatever state he was in at that point. It's really not gonNa ever get better than that. And he had seen other friends if not go through the exact same experience Whether it was Richard Pryor or Christopher Reeve other people people who basically had their bodies kind of veil on them and decline over long periods of time until they finally died That was a pretty devastating interesting thing for him to learn about himself going through. It was the realization of Robin's worst. Fear the disintegration of his mind and body body his son Zach described his suffering as silent. Robin retreated from the family. Out of guilt. He felt he'd let his kids down as a father and you wouldn't accept their protests but assembly wasn't true in June Robin Susan decided he temporarily enter another author Hazelton Addiction Treatment Facility. Like the one he'd want to earlier nave felt like he just needed to be in a place where he would be safe and be comb and be doing simple activities and also be monitored and be in a place where he couldn't leave. I mean he would be someplace comfortable but he couldn't completely leave the facility either and so even though he wasn't having any kind of substance abuse problems hadn't hadn't relapsed. They put him in Rehab just because it kind of satisfied all these other conditions and would basically keep him lockdown lockdown or keep them in a fixed place and know that he'd be taken care of on July Twenty First Two thousand eleven robin turned sixty three but friends who called to wish him. A Happy Birthday couldn't reach him on July. Twenty fourth. Susan saw robin staring intently intently. I'm self in the Bathroom Mirror. He had a deep cut on his head which he dabbed with the blood soaked hand towel he'd accidentally banged his head on the door saying he miscalculated on July thirty first his daughter Zelda turned twenty five he sought her necklace and a card but he wasn't able to attend her celebratory dinner Robbins. Good friend Rick. Overton who'd known him since the nineteen eighties and often did two plus our improv offsets with him in these later years described it like this. The lighten Robbins is were dimming when we come back from the break it's the final act for Robin and it's not as clean cut in ending as the public has been led to believe.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"His family had enough. They issued an ultimatum demanding that he go to a Rehab facility to get clean again. Robin agreed that he needed help and started a twelve step recovery program Graham in the summer of two thousand six he had breached his trust with his family. And how was he ever going to win that back. What could he he do to rebuild that it was going to be extremely difficult if not impossible? Yeah I think that's actually. That's a really interesting distinction to be made as that when he first sobered up Twenty years prior this was right when Zach was born. It's not as if any of them have known robin in his current in state where he is an alcoholic again and so this is like a side of them that they they've never seen before I mean it was for him. It was a whole lifetime ago and that was when he was still married to Valerie and so he had been through a much more of a roller coaster in that period of his life when his career was just absolutely exploding and there were all these other extenuating circumstances and really now for the last ten fifteen years. He's been much more of the the family man with Marsha and really this somehow at least able to project this sense that everything is going to be stable. Everything is going to be fine and I'M GONNA keep all of list together and I'm not going to relapse into this past behavior. That was a different person. Somehow and instead it turns out that he always was that person. Robbins relapse took a toll on their relationship and her trust and Robin and their marriage was beyond repair. The officially separated at the end of two thousand seven fresh on the path of recovery with no projects in motion and no wife to come home to Robin could finally take stock of where he stood. He'd always joked about becoming irrelevant a relic of his better years but now at fifty six years of age he was seeing the manifestation of of this greatest fear and he was terrified. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back Jack. It's the final chapter of Robin Story. Thanks to David's cough. Check out his book Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the a show on apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you listen if Robin had an impact on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing coming at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Even so the birdcage was still a box office. Hit by by now. There were always scripts coming across Robbins Desk. Marsha and Robin tried to balance out big studio projects with more creatively fulfilling indie films. One interesting little project came his way. In nineteen ninety-seven a screenplay written by two fresh-faced actors named Matt Damon and Ben Affleck the two were trying to launch their own careers and needed a big name to piggyback. Off Of for Robin he found the script layered and moving so he signed onto good will hunting thing despite its smaller paycheck. Heroes sorts of wonderful using MRIs part in the the movie wasn't emotional roller coaster both on and off the site Robin would often improvise until the cast was in hysterics. The heart to tell this one scene that Robin had ad libbed that Damon in a fit of genuine laughter. We'll she's been dead two years and has shit. I remember wonderful stuff. You know little things like that. Those I missed most but robin could also bring an intensity to the side like the scene where he has to forcefully grabbed Damon by the throat by the final takes makeup had to be applied to Damon's neck to cover his raw and bloodied skin. Robin also delivered monologues. Just made for an Oscar nomination. Ask You about love quote me a sonnet. You've never looked at a woman totally vulnerable someone that could goodwill hunting came out at the same time as titanic but it held its own it got nominated for nine Academy Awards including one for Robin as best supporting actor on March Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety eight Robin waited with baited breath as the contenders for the category. And then and the Oscar goes to Robin Williams after three earlier losses else's robin finally had a golden idol of his own. When we come back from the break it all goes south? Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and talks online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences. Once you match with a therapist you can start connecting via text audio picture or video messages. The very same day your therapists will message you daily. Five days a week there's no scheduling. No Oh trip to an office just confidential support anywhere at any time. We all need help. Navigating life's ups and downs and talk space offers the support. You need need at an affordable price. My listeners can get one hundred dollars off their first month by using the code knowing at talks Dot Com match with a therapist refraction of the price of traditional therapy at talks dot com or download. The APP make sure to use the code knowing to get one hundred dollars off your first month that's talks. Base Dot COM com Promo Code knowing upstart dot com is the revolutionary lending platform now offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. They consider your education and your job history when they calculate your rate because they know your more than just your credit score. Financial stress can add a lot of anxiety in in chaos. To Your Life. It can be so frustrating trying to get answers to simple questions so save yourself for money stress with upstart with upstart checking. Your rate takes Hicks five minutes and once your loan approved. Most people get their funds the very next Business Day over three hundred thousand people have used up. Start to pay off credit cards and meet their financial santeuil goals. Free yourself from high interest credit card debt with upstart see. Why upstart is ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurry to upstart dot com slash knowing to find out? How low your upstart rate is checking? Your rate only takes a few minutes and it won't affect your credit that's up start dot com slash knowing.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"In the mid nineteen eighty s robbins. Film career was a bit of a dry spell. He'd done a few smaller. Other projects like Moscow on the Hudson which had a decent run he also had fantastic. Mrs Like the Best of times and club paradise so he was still seen he knows are risky talent for a big studio to cast. It had always been an aspiration of Robbins to just be successful as a film accurate. A No for himself that he could be a leading man and that that was going to be the trajectory that his career was gonna go on insists to finally have a movie that was not just successful. But that would be the number one at the box office. Robin wants described what he saw as a comedy food chain at the top. Where Eddie Murphy Bill? Murray and Steve Martin. The next level was more crowded with Tom. Hanks John Candy Robin himself and many others. You start to move down that ladder of of availability. I believe scripts. you start to I mean the word hot become tepid it would be an unexpected film. Good Good Morning Vietnam that would change this pecking order in place Robin on the top tier two rocket from the down to the DMZ os the whole movie and the character of Adrian Krone. Our were basically created for him that his managers in very active way had sought out out scoped out this story. The Real Life Adrian krone our but knew that it had a certain potential For Robbins specifically in the summer number of Nineteen eighty-seven Robin. The production team headed to Bangkok with a very aggressive timetable to release good morning Vietnam. By Christmas I spoke with the director. Actor Barry Levinson about the shoot one of the earlier scenes that we did took places because he was a teacher in teaching English. And we we did a a few takes in the morning. The Vietnamese playing students weren't that convincing to me. It's like they were saying the lines but it wasn't alive so we took a break again. It's there's one of those moments you're outside and it's like one hundred degrees and you wonder what are we gotta do. And I looked over and Robin was under a porch with with a bunch of the students. And and they're talking and he's talking and They're laughing and he's laughing and I went lo-look that's really. Oh that's really alive because Robin even has this enormous curiosity and I thought well. That's what we have to get to was the key to the whole film because it's taking Robbins uh-huh intelligence his spontaneity and his humanity. And just unleash it and and so it's not all here's my line line. Here's the line. Here's the line in becomes just very very free. It's kind of lucky that he got this kind of turning point in his career with you able oh to interact with him in a way that he probably didn't get interact with other directors. Besides maybe Howard storm with like Morgan Mindy. It sounds like they had back and forth like around poor. That was exactly what Robin needed. Was this back and forth. Well needs the back and forth and needs the freedom freedom and and at the same time there is an obligation that you're supposed to be funny all the time. Robin always has a a certain insecurity about him. You know I'll never forget when we got back to the states and you know we were shooting a incredibly fast pace you know this and that just flying through stuff and He called me and said listen. You know about that radio stuff you know. If it's not working right you know you know what we can do it here. I'll pay for the whole thing. I said Rob I got so much material. I'm going to have a hard time fitting it all in After filming wrapped Robin headed back home to San Francisco and over the next few weeks he bounced between SF and Tiburon to visit with his father who was sick with cancer. You're rob opened up to his son and his final days like never before about the youthful aspirations. He let go of the collapse of his first marriage and the regret he felt for not spending as much time with Robin and Laurie he had seen Robin starts to come into success. Certainly had seen the success of Morgan Mindy in and some of the other early roles in comedy and so he knew that things were starting to happen for Robin that he had achieved quite a lot in that and that he could finally talk to Robin especially in you know those last weeks of his life in the last days to say like you know. I am proud of what you've accomplished and I do see that you've become your own man and Robin could be honest with him and say my marriage to Valerie's really kind of over and and I you know I. I don't want to disguise that from you. And that finally the these two men can be open and relate to each other in a way that they never could before and at least before. It's too late before Robin doesn't have that chance. Dance with him and ever again. Rob Died on October. Eighteenth nineteen eighty seven. It was now up to Robin to realize his full potential. He put a lot of personal pressure on good morning. Vietnam but post production for the film was proving challenging. I asked Barry Levinson about these issues. Good morning releases. Who says about ten years from the war itself and there's apprehension around is this content going to be something that people wanna be watching right now? How is it too soon? So can you describe the tensions we were supposed to come out at around. Christmastime and then The Disney people got real nervous. And thought you know may not be good so then then a delayed the film and then there was that period that moment of like. I don't know we're GONNA come Out or what and that sort of hung over anything by chance on the Friday night that it open we were. I was riding with my wife down sunset and the CINERAMA dome. He says. Let's pull over you know. Let me let me see how many people there was near eight o'clock. I think we should. I show A purse evening show. And there's like eight people in line and I went. Oh God this is like a disaster. You know eight to ten people were in line you know and so oh My wife Diana so we'll let me go in so she goes in and comes back like ten minutes later and she said It sold out and the ten o'clock is sold out and I said well the new who were the like the ten people line says they're lining up for the midnight show and and that was a moment like Oh. Maybe we're maybe we're going to be all right. The reviews for Good Morning. Vietnam were glowing especially towards Robin. Then who would end up winning a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture for his performance. You've unsecured one of the highest honors in his career. So far an Oscar scurr nomination he was in contention with heavyweights like Jack. Nicholson and Michael Douglas. He established himself as a major force. In in the film World Robbins returned to the public interest. Opened them up to more scrutiny. To though over the course of Good Morning Vietnam he and Marsha had become romantically clean involved in the same week has Oscar nomination. People magazine published damaging article titled A- Comics Crisis of heart. These there's the whole story of the People magazine article which really basically it was trying to tell people that like. Somehow Marcia had come between Robin Valerie and that really was not the case but it because that was really the first way that a lot of people got introduced to Marcia and even had any sense that his marriage to Valerie's over that perception became impossible possible for them to ever shake or to undo in people's minds on April. First Robin and Valerie publicly announced their split but the damage was done. And then on April. Eleventh Robin lost out to Michael. Douglas for the Oscar so robin and Marsha stepped back from La for a bit to spend time in New York where Robyn Robin was working on stage. Play of waiting for Godot. With Steve Martin Iraq Robin loved preparing for the play he was intellectually stimulated and allowed to improvise improvise off the script in small doses. But when the show opened some critics were offended by Robbins ad libs in sex short but painful weeks the play wrapped then another. Pr Nightmare came back to haunt robin in the form of his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter for a while He and his representatives in his lawyers that had a certain amount of success keeping the legal matter contained within the courts or secret or just Not Public and then then they couldn't couldn't anymore and then Sarah Change of venue it all kind of spilled out. Michelle had originally filed the case Moderna California by in a tricky maneuver maneuver. Her Legal Counsel moved case to the San Francisco Superior Court where it was discovered by news media and all of its messy details went public. Whatever happened between Robin and Garter certainly did not look.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"This is knowing Robin Williams mcmellon podcasts. I'm your host Christie Esty West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin and Valerie giving birth to their son Zach. Robin Valerie's relationship is on the rocks. And after the death of his friend John Belushi Robbins trying to turn turn over a new leaf. Valerie hires a nanny. Marsha garces to help add some stability to their lives and robin also cuts back on drinking and puts an end to his affairs with other women but this reform robin has his limits. He's basically still very dedicated as a father. Zach but the marriage to To Valerie he's still basically falling apart that he's having a for sure like you know pretty one one pretty major affair on the side. Robin had ben on his best behavior for two years. The couple had earlier. Buy a home in Napa Valley to remove themselves from Los Angeles and all of its temptations but Robin couldn't permanently withdraw himself from that scene in nineteen eighty four at the Improv in Los Angeles he meets Michelle Tisch Carter. She was a twenty one year old. Cocktail waitress yes and they begin a casual fling. We have lust lust permits are sore. Sometimes men were so driven by his lust. The wave of violence FECTA comes along with it. If we can fuck it. We'll kill it. He struggled with being faithful to Valerie in staying sober. But at the same time he was also a loving father and generous and socially conscious individual his philanthropy and his left leaning politics would soon be on display. Comic relief was to some extent a kind of ad hoc doc thing already existed in Britain and now they wanted to do it in the. US and HBO was still kind of a new thing in people's homes MS and so that was a way for HBO not only to do something For a good cause and help raise money for homelessness which was You know people were really becoming much more aware of in the United States but also away for the cable channel to kind of Flex its muscle a little bit and show look how many comedy talent we can bring together all under one roof as HBO looked for hosts Robin and fellow comedian. Billy Crystal were natural fits. They shared the same manager and both had specials on the network. But there was still a missing piece Hbo Certainly understood that they needed some diversity on the bill. It couldn't just just be these two white dude's riffing all night. And that's where Whoopi came into the picture. That's what be Goldberg. But she's kind of learning and figuring billy out and Dan Robin out in the course of hosting this live special. That's going to go on for three or four hours will be Goldberg was a rising star. Who'd been legitimized with her most recent performance for the color purple but she was a wild card? No one really knew what the chemistry between the three of them would be like on stage ultimately the decision to make her a co host paid off by the end of the special viewers had donated nearly two point. Five million dollars and comic relief became an annual tradition for. HBO BE OUT. Who It establishes Robin and Billy and Whoopi first of all? Is this kind of triumvirate at anytime. The two of them were together. You're kind of expecting to the third. They have this kind of mostly easy. Give and take if you look closely at the routines. Usually somebody is the odd person out in a in a given riff riff. But for the most part they played together really well and they become thought of as kind of the the ambassadors of Improv comedy for America. The old growing hair on my show yesterday I pissed By now Robin has been in Hollywood for about a decade. He's gaining more perspective about showbusiness and can see the past era which which. He called. Just a madhouse for what it was drinking had made him bloated overweight and drugs that slowed him down call. Nine one one key became more open about his cocaine use. Something that he'd previously denied aid. He called it one of the most selfish drugs in the world. The world is as big as your nostril. As he embarked on a new chapter he ended his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter but but it was a messy split. This was somebody who was not ready to just kind of walk away from things and Carter eventually filed a suit against Robin and the terms of it kind of changed that initially. She had said that rob had gotten her pregnant and she was trying to seek Kind of child support from him and when he wouldn't do that for her then. She said that he had given her herpes. And so the circumstances were extremely embarrassing to Robin just given that he was trying to sort of maintain as a handle on his own public image. And this was. He's not in line with that for Valerie. This affair was harder to handle then robbins past transgressions because now there was a child as their marriage. Imploded Robin began going to therapy to come to terms. With the end of his marriage. It was in nineteen eighty six against this emotional backdrop that Robin Alban performed his comedy. Special live at the met live at the met ends up being much more personal show for him in the sense that he is a lot more honest about he's sobriety and he struggles with drugs and alcohol here. I had to stop drinking alcohol because I used to wake up noon Newton on my car my keys and my the thing that he is wonderfully honest about and really speaking from the heart about is the experience of being Zack's father and the imitate everything you do. I was driving in traffic. Someone cut me off. I went from a high municipal rockets and it becomes part of Zack's vocabulary too long. You follow me around the house going. It can kind of figure out the world together over the course of this comedy tour Robin also. Oh find support and a sympathetic ear from Marcia Garcia's if you recall. She was initially hired on as Zack's nanny. She steadily began helping Robin to organize his own life and was soon promoted to assistant. Marsha never came between Robin and Valerie. During their marriage he was not a home wrecker in any sense. There was no kind of attraction or any kind of Edo hanky-panky or anything like that. Between her and Robin. It was not until Robbins. Women's marriage to Valerie had really fallen apart and they had separated that Robin and Marsha started to see each other in different late. And when Robin starts doing the work for his live at the mat routine for example That's when they start to become a leading a little bit more aware of each other a little more open to each other. Marshall was often the last person robin saw before going on stage and it became a tradition for her to give Robin a hug. And tell him he could do it and that she loved Him Tamasha. It seemed like a small jester but it was transformative for Robin. He'd later recall. Marsha used I used to tell me I was a good person and finally I believed it soon. The film industry would believe it too when we come back from the Break Robin decides to put his career in the hands of one film director. Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and Talk Space Online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs you with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences references. 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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"That news while Robin is sleeping. That news is basically making its way. All throughout Hollywood and the entertainment industry and Robin goes to work at Morgan mini the next day and the producers have found out that Belushi is. Did they know that when Robin learns this. It's going to devastate him. And so they try to find somebody who can can break it to him as gently as possible with task fell to Pam d'abord. When she spoke with Robin she also gave him some tough love? She told him straight up. Robin Robin if that ever happens to you I will find you and I will kill you. I the fact that Robin is one of the last people to see John Belushi ally. Hi of that immediately. Implicates him in this larger party scene so he can't disguise that element of himself anymore. That sort of innocence of more that annoyingness. That's lost forever Robin cooperated in a grand jury inquiry into believe she's stuff and all of that not bad press made it impossible for Robin to promote Morgan. Mindy not that he really minded that by. Then the show had plummeted to forty ninth in the ratings so. ABC pulled it from on their schedule for the month of March. Come may the final episode aired Morgan Mindy was to be replaced by happy days. Spin off called joanie loves Chachi. It wasn't just that he losing this thing. That of course paid him a lot of money and it helped make him popular and gave him a place to work every week but he really had a kind of second family at the show and he had pam and he had his directors and the writers there and he you know he had a certain amount of familiarity already in a just a base of operations and now he's kind of cast adrift with his breakout role. Now behind him. Robin was able to refocus on other parts of his is life that he'd severely neglected number one on his list was his relationship with Valerie. The couple had been put through the ringer but both were ready to move on in a big way. The decision vision to have a child was an active one on their part. There was some recognition between the two of them that their marriage was really in kind of dire straits. Certainly there was an awareness of Robin's infidelity and his misbehavior and his drug and alcohol abuse. And that was really Straining training things quite a bit and the opportunity at least the had once It was over and that Robin is focusing more on his film career. This is a chance to right the ship on April eleventh. Nineteen eighty-three Valerie. Give birth to a boy she and Robin named Zachary or Zach for short and Robin took wholeheartedly to fatherhood and they handed me my fund. They held him up anyone. My God he's like a bear. That's the umbilical cord Mr Williams. It was really this kind of beatific experience for him that he loved Zach immediately absolutely and would go on to tell stories about how you know the moment that he hold sack up for the first time and the baby piece on him remade contact wjr father's son son father. He looked me right in the eye..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Is Morgan Mindy moved into. Its third season network. Tried to revive it by writing and none other than Robbins Robbins Childhood Idol Jonathan winters better known as Johnny he was cast as Mirth McConnell the son of Morgan Mindy but at this point in his life. Johnny wasn't doing so well. He was an extremely wounded person. He was a former marine. He had been treated for bipolar. He had been institutionalized is twice in his life and he was certainly cognizant of all this and so in one sense the riffing and the improvisation and the ad living was his way of keeping all that at bay and not having to necessarily confront it or immerse himself in it but also I think everybody around him everybody nobody who worked on the show with winters and that certainly included Robin gave him a little bit of breathing. Room gave him the opportunity to kind of make mistakes or flood but line and they would all dive in and try to rescue him and if he said something wrong they would just sort of take the scene in that direction and ninety knowledge that there was a Steak I mean they all respected and admired him so much yet. Jim told me how he'd swum by for a visit during mark and mindy spinal season and and he had a pretty strange encounter with Johnny. They introduced me to Johnny. I'm talking to Jonathan winners. You heard and John's doing it Her curb your here is tough. Tough afternoon with these sailors in ongoing like okay and I'm playing along and the stage manager comes goes. Jim could chew help. Get Johnny on the stage. Were waiting to shoot his. See so I so I turned to johnny and I said Captain I think the men are about to mutiny. Luke needs are your presence is required on the poop deck or something you know yes hi gorse and he starts. We improvised our way unto to the set it was the weirdest thing Janis presence. Lifted Robbins spirits though D also attracted comedian. John Belushi to the pretty regularly Belushi had been hanging around at paramount because he was trying to figure out what the next phase of his own career was going to be. He ahead met and hung out with Robin through Saturday night. Live and blue. She was also a huge admirers of Jonathan winters. So he was coming to the Morgan Mindy set just to hang Out and basically watch winter's work and watch him do his thing and he just got off on it but Robin also knew that he'd be visiting and it was an opportunity for them. Am to also hang out in their extracurricular time and it was certainly no secret. That Belushi was also a very bad drug abuser and that they even had had sort of drug using friends and dealers and comment on one night. Belushi is hanging out in his bungalow at the Chateau Marmot and Robin has been on his usual trajectory. He'd finished it Morgan. Mindy gone out and done a couple of pop in MM sets up the clubs and his partying and basically the message gets backed him. Belushi wants to see you in his bungalow and Robin goes there and finds a very very kind of CD seeing there. That Belushi is already pretty far. Gone on something or some things and there's other people hanging around that are making I'm robin uncomfortable. Robin left soon. After seeing how groggy Belushi was when he got back home he told Valerie about the strange meet up and noted one woman who who looked especially tough and scary cathy. Evelyn Smith a former backup. Rock singer will plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and three lesser charges in the drug overdose. Death of comedian John Belushi prosecutor said. Ms Smith would injure the please on Wednesday at a scheduled court appearance in Los Angeles. Louis Belushi was found dead in March nineteen eighty two from an overdose.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Reaching reaching new heights in his career. In renegotiation for Morgan Mindy. ABC agreed to pay him double or thirty thousand per episode. But despite this financial success when Morgan Mindy came back for its second season in September of Nineteen seventy-nine the network decided to make a number of changes that would affect the the show's popularity. The problem was that almost as soon as work and Mindy became successful. ABC started to tinker with it and they moved moved its time slot to a much more competitive night. Tried to put it up against Archie bunkers place got clobbered in the ratings. They tried to make changes in the cast and take away way supporting characters who were also a little more innocence who also complimented more naievety and put him around people who were more were adult and knowing and certainly in some of the later episodes it becomes a much more gratuitous in terms of sexual content and double entendre hundreds and women in skimpy outfits and becoming what was called Jiggle show in that era. Yeah yeah well Morgan. Minis unease decline in Popeye's box office flop. Were cause for concern. These issues were minimized by an unspeakable tragedy. The man who shot John Lennon walked up to the musician as he was leaving his limousine. According to witnesses he said Mr Lennon and then fired at him point blank at least five times the the senseless murder of one of the most unifying and beloved musicians. Put Robin on edge. I think it was a very understandable reaction that any celebrity liberty of any stature might have to Lennon's death when you see somebody who is that famous get gunned down in cold blood. Of course it makes. Yes you fear for your own health and safety and Robin had good reason to be concerned that same winter as he was getting off the stage at the comedy comedy story he was approached by an audience member the menacing figure said to him. Hey Man I know where you live because I've seen you coming out of. They're so now even in the comedy clubs which have been a safe space for Robin. He's finding he needs to start being more careful. Jim recalled the precautions precautions. Robin began to take to ward off potential threats. He had to be driven places and the ad to change his phone number all the time and he had to be more and more private. Because you would get you would get hounded as Robin tried to come to terms with the scare air he paid tribute to John. Lennon's untimely death by using the show to help process his emotions. More could give this kind of monologue to Orson who is his handler. Back on the planet ORC and basically tell him what he had learned that week and there was an episode that aired writer on that time where the more character literally meets Robin Williams and Robin played both of those roles this week. Sadler what it's like to be famous on Lutts good and the whole closing monologue is more trying to explain to Orson that fame has a cost and celebrity carries this real burden and Orson literally says Damn Mark. I don't believe you famous own reward. When you're a celebrity? Everybody wants a piece unless you can say no. We no pieces left for for yourself more rattles off this whole list of American celebrities who died extremely young. In the last person that he says is John on Land Janice Joplin Jimi Hendrix. Lenny Bruce Freddie prints.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"In its first season. Morgan Mindy was widely watched highly enjoyed. And that was thanks in no small part to Robin. Who is now a fixture of Hollywood's elite? He continued to prove himself through his stand up to live at the roxy was one of the very first cable specials that Robin appeared in and it was totally built around him. It was really important for him to kind of draw. A distinction between who the more from ORC character was and and who he was. I have to explain one during the mark because this is why I perform here to do something different that as a stand up. He did things that were much more adult much more sophisticated Much more sexualize. At times things that work would never do on the show and that was okay That he could say this is my act. This is my TV the character and we're not the same person near the end of the special. Robin did a character. A bit of himself as an old man. Forty years in the future from me to you. You've got to be crazy not I'm talking about four Goose Bozo because what is reality and he saying what's going to happen to me when I reached that age. What is life going to be like for me? What happens if my career starts to collapse? If the wheels come off if my fans start to abandon me what's going to happen to me if my mind mind and my body start to deteriorate what if I can't operate at the speed and the pace that I am known for and the thing about Robin is he loved the Hustle. He loved to work and he kept a grueling schedule. Between MORK and Mindy to stand up appearances but it was all all of his own choice. Eventually managers decided to bring in a helping hand. I live right near the Improv in West Hollywood that's been at tremor he's best known for writing ever-popular Early Ninety s Sitcom saved by the bell. He also helped robin write new material but before he knew robin as a trusted colleague and friend he I stumbled the upon him performing at the Improv took about thirty seconds to realize this guy is just unique. He exploded on the stage. Just as this burst of energy he would do one character after another and completely changed. It's transformed from one character to another like morphing in split-second can completely different body language. Different voices different facial expressions now. I want to Preface Bennett Story of meeting Robin by saying that it really shows how small the industry is and how much the whole I know a guy who knows guy plays a role blurry president read a script of mine on the my agent submitted committed to him calm. Horseradish was a story of data out producer who discovers the lost tribe of Israel but doesn't realize it and it was funny. Larry loved it. He tell her agent this historical but it makes the Talmud the book of Jewish wisdom and makes it the Goyeneche thousands really finding so got me a meeting with with Charlie Joffe and Hollywood Charlie Joffe president. I said you know your new clients. They knew Robin Williams insider them and love to write something for him and they said Great. You know we're all for sort comeback with ideas we'll get going then. It also happened to be friends with Ken Lerner. Who was a buddy of Robin and Valerie's and the two went to see Robyn performed for Bennett thirtieth birthday so I went to see them and can introduce me and I told Robin that his managers like my script and he's very particular that was our talk and he said look good love to read the script? Drop it by my apartment sometime. He stopped by Robin's place in West. Hollywood a few nights later these outrageous colorful shirts to the always wears and he introduced me. I remember the first introduced me to Perritt whose his name was. Truman capote and the parrot had been taught to say parents can't talk. The two began working together on Robin's first comedy the album reality. What a concept Robbins Act? That time was great as nightclub act but yeah so visual to see the facial expressions Russians the body language I was hired to create more verbal material. Robin began to see Bennett as an antidote to Hollywood he. I was hearing a lot of you know you're going to be bigger going to be great. You're going to be the next big star and I think I was sort of a safe refuge for him. I was a little skeptical. Skeptical of the whole Hollywood deal. You'll be great and you're the greatest I mean. His case it was true fame created smokescreens. That made it difficult for Robin to judge his work. I'd say he knew he was funny. But like all really talented people. He worries about how funny he is. And Jesus people love me so much a really worthy of Robin relied on Bennett. As a sort of litmus test or has work and saw his opinion on a project managers really wanted him to do a movie musical version of Popeye with Robin playing iconic cartoon sailor it would be Robbins first leading role in film. Would've gave me the script of Popeye. He said what do you think. Honestly I said honestly it'd be honest and I said well I hope you talking like Popeye is enough to make this movie work work. Because there's no story here ultimately though Robin decided to do the film the film again would I am despite tender. Performance has garbled voice in the films highly stylized feel left audiences confused and and. He'll never come to me with in. The poor reception. Weighed heavily on Robin. who was also getting a better taste of the film industry? He and Bennett tried to pitch their own film. We have the idea that Robin would play. Six characters. Sextuplets separated at birth unaware of each other's existence so we pitched it to Robbins Robbins managers and we were all excited and they said it sounded contrived so it's back to the drawing board next be thought of There's a lot of protests going on in the Soviet Union and people trying to get out so we thought Robert implying a Polish dissident his managers. You know. That's that's sort of politics and The Soviet Union dissidents and we. We don't have this. Is Robert Political movie. So let's see next. She came up the idea of robbing a boy who turns thirty but we pitch that rapids managers and they said Robin these personal blows. He tied his identity to his work and felt only as good as his. Most recent accomplishment be kept getting projections and that's all part of it. I'm a writer you you've got to pitch a million things to go somewhere. But for Robin he didn't didn't totally lose interest but it was like Jesus shooting on everything we come up with. I could be just as he felt. He got the win that he needed reality. What a concept? The comedy album he'd worked on with Bennett was released and it became an instant hit. Billboard placed it on their top ten list and Time magazine gave gave Robin a cover Bennett. Congratulated Robbins publicist. Still end lower on the win so I said to his style guide you arrange. This is great. Isn't it and she said about that. Happy be about. It's a really. It's a real cool isn't it. And she said don't you realize they build him up just so they can tear them down the almost need someone that big to to say. He's not really what people think he has. His team is why for fighting. He's having affairs with a drug addict and is still saw. Ah that whole star making machine and even though she was helping to create it she could see a young twenty six year old guy. And you're going to get after him later. Hollywood is a fickle lover. Though and while Robin has seen the pendulum sway a little. His career was about to swing into force force. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back next week. We're taking a moment to sit down and listen to some classic Robin stand up and Improv with a special guest author I got I got everything I got. Every part of your robin the nicest sweetest guy to being again complementary to to try to force thanks to Dave. It's cough checkout his book. Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you like to listen. Robin had an impact act on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening C._U. Next week..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Welcome back to knowing Robin Williams. I'm your house I Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin getting cut from Juilliard. And heading back to San Francisco in the winter of nineteen seventy six and he comes back to the city at a sort of golden era for its comedy scene gene right Dave Well San Francisco at that time was really undergoing a kind of comedy renaissance or or a revolution. San Francisco used to be the kind of city he where very straightforward and buttoned-down comedy routines were put on these were men wearing suits and ties and telling narratives lives and delivering one liners in what were formerly comedy clubs. Now you're finding in San Francisco. That comedy is something that can basically be performed warmed anywhere any setup that has four walls and a door is starting to put on comedy shows and so the very first place that Robin ends up performing in a church basement or the basement of a kind of progressive interfaith groups and so that's A launching pad bad for him and then I'll within a few months he becomes irregular. A At a San Francisco Club called the Holy City Zoo. It's a very small club. It's one that quickly developed a reputation for pudding on The kind of four most San Francisco Comedians. The wildest ones the most surprising ones that the dirtiest ones. It's a place where a lot of people go to drink and do drugs. Also and that is part of its mystique and part of it's charmer armor electricity at the time. That all these things are kind of Co Mingling and that is The crowd and the scene that that Robin I really gets absorbed into two. And that's where Robin Meets Valery Velocity. He sometimes bartended at the Holy City Zoo and one night as he was working Valerie caught his eye. She was a dance instructor at the time as well as a masters student and cocktail waitress and the two just hit it off when she comes to the bar he doesn't present himself as has the usual robin than he starts talking to her in a French accent and cheese completely taken in by this and the whole night. He's talking to her as as if he is You know a French man in America and the go out for a nighttime drive and she eventually dropped him off at his parents house and and it's only later that she comes to realize that the man that she was hanging out with that whole night was American and I. It's it's very charming thing and romantic but is also very indicative of how Robin is around people and certainly around people that he doesn't totally know yetter etter doesn't maybe feel completely comfortable with yet that he puts up a little bit of a distance or kind of a mask on himself of a persona to protect himself from this person until he feels like I can totally trust you with who I am It's much easier for me to play this character and you can make your judgments about the character because if you were to really reject me I who I would be so deeply wounded that I couldn't take it and Robin still pretty a young around. This time. He's twenty five years old he's been going around. San Francisco's comedy clubs performing with cowboy boots and unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt his hairy chest and just lots lots of sweat. And he's starting to make a name for himself. Meanwhile his relationship with Valerie is ramping up and the two decide to go to Los Angeles to jump start his career. It's really astonishing. How fast everything happens for Robin once he moved to La certainly by the standards of that era era and even by the standards of today that right away because he has a little bit of a track record from San Francisco? He's able to get great. Gigs in the major clubs in Los Angeles.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Certainly the biggest culture shock that Robin experienced in that era of his life was moving from Michigan Moving from Bloomfield hills where it was Very buttoned-down and small c conservative and traditional then moving out to Moran which is just north of San Francisco in nineteen sixty nine the tail end of the summer of love and suddenly ending up in this community where everything feels Very open and a little bit Bohemian. And really quite unlike anything he'd experienced to that point it seems like Robin took to the West Coast lifestyle pretty easily so come fall. He begins his freshman year at Claremont. Men's college and from what I know Clermont kind of buttoned up which makes me wonder how Robin would've fit into this environment. The kinds of students who were going to Clermont certainly in Nat era were young men who were expected to kind of pursue traditional white collar careers and Robin himself he. He didn't quite eight no what he wanted to be your why he was going there but he kind of imagined maybe he would end up a diplomat or something like that and certainly there that was done to to please his father or to fulfil a desire that his father had and that he would get bankrolled At least in terms of his tuition wall wall he went there but it became pretty clear very quickly that that was not necessarily where Robbins future resided. Robin took a theater. Your classes scripts and by the first session. He was hooked. He and eighteen classmates formed an Improv. Group called Karma Pie and they met twice a week to perform these free shows and he became quite notorious on campus for his motormouth charm. Which helped him get more than just friends? Even though he he does come from a family that has money he is often. You know. Broken penniless just has nothing in his pockets and his constantly constantly scrounging and borrowing from other people and living off of They're good they're good kindness and some of it is this sort of Bohemian spirit of that era and the trust that people had that they could just get by on each other and the kinds of people that robin happened to surround himself with. I think it also comes from his own principle of wanting to be independent from his parents and certainly from his father not feeling like he had did depend on them or on their money and if that left him flat broke at times then then so be it but at least he felt like he had the the dignity or the independence dependence that he was in borrowing from them between Karma Pie and theater Robin began failing his other classes for his final macro econ paper he simply ro. I really don't know Sir. And finally rob had had enough and withdrew robin from Clermont. When he heard about his son's plans to pursue acting he had one piece of advice for Robin? My father up there the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor he said wonderful. Just have a backup a profession like welding. Robin actually attended a few welding courses at a trade school but that didn't go far so he ends up enrolling in College College of Marin and this was a public community college which I think is great but I did Robin at all. Feel like this was a step down. I think that I think at the College of Marin was chosen for obvious reasons that Robin could continue to pursue his academics but also because it had a very strong theatre program particularly for or a kind of community college it was a two year program. That Robin spent three years in and not because he was a bad student but because he was really into the theater and really really excelled at it. You can read early reviews of Robin that are written by the local newspaper is in Marin County. That are giving him great notices and praising him for the talent that he was already exhibiting Robin was taught by James Dunn a San Rafael Native and a Marine Corps veteran who served as a drill instructor in the Korean War and Dave. There's a theme that you point out. That's very telling about Robin's relationship with authority the and with his father. Yeah Robin as much as he. Kind of recoiled at in order and structure. He also responded responded to that he thrived and those kinds of structured environments. He knew how to work within them and also how to get around them. And how how do you go outside the boundaries and then you know give you a wink and a smile and you could almost forgive him for it within the confines of duns program Robin and really pushed his craft and sometimes that came at the detriment of his peers. The more I learned about Robin the more I've seen this theme of him just stealing stealing the stage. It makes me wonder Robin knew that he was doing this at all. It's hard to know. I don't know how much robin himself was aware of this Robinson to like kind of training the spotlight on himself a little bit or just breaking the rules of Improv Games and exercise which were supposed to be a little bit more shared and a little bit more communal where he would just kind of go off on his own tangents and maybe that had less to do with Ego or wanting attention then he was just somebody who even even in a kind of free environment if free setting like that it would not allow himself to be constrained by any kind of order that whatever the rules were he always had to push those boundaries a little bit further pretty soon though Robbins. Talent outgrew the College of Marin and done had a second step in mind John Houseman. The Department head of Juilliard Drama School at the time so he managed to get Robin auditioned. My impression walls. He was a bit laid-back. California bill that's Elizabeth Smith she was instill is a voice teacher at Juilliard. And she got to watch Robin's audition his speech Wilson to good his diction Shen was a bit sloppy. But here's the but none of that mattered. Because he was obviously very very talented very lively very intelligent and full of quirks. He was eccentric interesting. Interesting Robin showed promise. I mean obviously. We took him without any hesitation. Robin was accepted into juilliard on a full ride scholarship so he was finally able to pursue acting without any financial help from his father. When we get back from the break robin insights off for New York City?.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Robin began holding a cassette recorder up to the TV to capture. These stand up routines on tape. He'd he'd listen to the sets over and over again until he could perfectly imitate them into Robin's mind became his place to escape from his parents in a way to some degree. When Robin was born he became for them? A kind of chance at do over that this is their opportunity to you. Get it right. Robin Lawrie both had sons from their previous marriages and so each of them. I think really sort of imprinted their principal characteristics onto him and so from his father. Robin got that kind of sense of you know stand up straight with An erect spine and always speak in kind of even proper tone. If you listen to Robbins natural speaking voice that is kind of how he spoke. It's almost just a little bit British a little bit Scottish. It doesn't necessarily sound like Laid back American robins half brothers Todd and maclaurin Florin didn't come into his life until he was around ten when Robin was finally introduced to todd. Todd with Rob Son. Todd was being accent to a different school near to where Robin and his parents lived. And then just discovering oh I have this older half brother who is Sir a kind of a bad acid and the guy who likes shows up and your bedroom in the middle of the night and wants to rob your piggy-bank for beer the money and that definitely made an impression on Robin Robin looked up to todd as the cool older brother but he also shared a kinship with his half brother on his mother's side. maclaurin was A little bit bookish Very sensible very thoughtful very will read Ed and in a way that was also reflective of rob and that was definitely a streak that he possessed as well and he definitely responded to WHO and bonded with each of the half brothers that he had with todd off at college in Mclaren living with his grandparents though Robin only got to see the two family vacations in school breaks and holidays so he still felt very much on his own in Dave. I get the sense that Robin was never able to completely shake off. Thank feeling of otherness Robin. I think one of the telling stories about Robin is the fact that even into his adulthood and interviews that he would give it about himself he would sometimes described himself as an only child even though certainly within his family and in possibly the wider world it was known that he had had half brothers that he had lived with different times in his life. But I think it also reflects how he thought about himself and what his childhood felt like to him that even even though he did have half brothers he did have parents. He did have friends in all the schools that he attended but to himself he felt alone along the time and that becomes I think a very potent and persistent feeling for him throughout his life. So far Robin Robin has attended six schools in just eight years because of his father's job in this most recent relocation he went to the Detroit Country Day school where he thrived on the rigor he even even began carrying a briefcase to school. He had good grades and was a member of the soccer and the wrestling team. He also joined student council and was voted class president for the upcoming coming senior year. But just as Robin found his footing his father's career uprooted him once more and in the summer of nineteen sixty nine. The Williams family packed up their life yet yet again and set off for a cross country.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"It's the mid sixties and Bloomfield. A wealthy suburb of Detroit Michigan Eh on a thirty Acre plot of land. It's an estate grand enough for its own name Stony Croft. There's a gate house Barnes and space for dozens of cars the the centerpiece a sprawling forty room manner that sets mostly empty but up in the attic boylans up his large and growing collection of toys. Soldiers he gives each piece of personality and a voice. He doesn't know how famous he'll be for this immagination one day right now. All all young Robin Williams is focusing. Is Getting his troops ready for battle. Stony Croft is a mansion. Really there was an estate that Robin lived on in his early teenage years. And it kind of typifies. The upbringing that that he had that he came from a family of wealth of means and privilege. His Father Rob was a former war. Hero turned auto executive for four. He was plainspoken mid Westerner and kind of the perfect foil to Robin's mother Laurie now she was alive wire she was this. Free spirited southern Belle who went by Punky amongst friends while rob was cold. Laurie adored Robin and gave him lots of affirmation Asian. Both parents made a deep impression on him but also from his perspective. We're not always easily accessible. Were not always available to him. His Dad traveled quite a bit for his work and his mother when she wasn't busy with her own social activities ladies often accompanied the father on some of these trips or was away for other reasons. So Robin spent a lot of time in his youth in these kind of Save big houses and mansions like Stony Croft largely to himself but was lacking The people that he most wanted wanted at times and so he certainly used that free time and space to kind of train his imagination and to in a way create a world for himself and to create companions when real life flesh and blood. Friends were not accessible. Oh to him robin connected with his mother through her humor. The moment you hear her things start to make sense about Robin. She liked to take a rubber the band and cut it in the middle and then kind of wadded up into her nose and then pretend to sneeze and she would have this long string of rubber band just dangling out out of her nostril wonderful psychic. We can't do here. What she cuts a rubber band in half and goes my father the boy this is her sense of humor and she unquestioningly passed that down to rob very? I did for years and I think this noise at dinner he saw this is what makes my mom laugh. And one way I can unreach- her and connect with her is to make her laugh and so he internalized that and kind of adopted that sensibility. Laurie had a collection of sully poem. Home she liked to recite to Robin one of his favorites went. I love you and blue. I love you and read but most of all I love you and blue and these were simple simple jokes. That kind of showed lorries humor but a laugh from rob was harder to come by except for on rare occasions when he and Robin sat down to watch Jonathan winters he was big time comedian. Who often performed on the tonight show with Jack Parr? If Jonathan winters was ever accused of anything he's got the the perfect alibi. He was someone else at the time when I first saw before the show he was still trying to decide whether to be a drunken eskimo. The Queen the Vikings or a doorknob. I'd rather he came out simply as himself to begin with. Because Johnny Winter's he cannot be imitated. The Wild Wild Man my friend Jonathan winners that I think was massively influential on Robin on the one hand getting to see Performer Lake Jonathan winters. who was largely improvisation Tori and ad-libbing and seen where that his father responded to those performances performances? Thank you thank you very much. You ever undressed in front of a dog..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"McMillan podcasts. This is knowing Robin Williams. I'm your host Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a cultural reporter at the New York Times. And I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin over the next two months. We're going to take you through the making of Robin Williams. We'll speak with those. Who knew him best? It was very very bright right and a mind like mercury ran everywhere. Love you I love you for the man that you are an incredible credible men more than just one night. A man who can make you realize which I think Jim Perform home. Stand up comedy. That was like that would be like capturing wild album and an in having they're acting running around the jungle you know. That's just what he did. You've got to be crazy. Not I'm talking about full groups. Boulder Oto reality. Robin always has a certain insecurity about him so he so he was always wondered. Did that work does that work. You know because you're not getting laughs. Nobody can just be. Laughing will also dispel the myth behind Ryan Robbins Steph. And that's right an answer questions. Like how did his comedic mind operate. And what was his relationship with fame. You know I think the charm of Robin was that he made. Everyone feel like his best friend. When I heard about his death I was just finishing up a family trip to Yosemite National Park and there was no signal no atv so when we finally got back online and saw the news it was surreal? I had such a visceral reaction and remember how strange it all seemed. At the time time I mean to me. He was misses out. Fire the genie. Good Morning Vietnam. I covered Robin often for the New York Times and even spent time with him for a profile. All that I wrote about him on what would end up. Being his last comedy tour I saw him in public situations and in private moments and even wrote what would end up being his obituary and I think it was so easy for people to label him as a depressed comic immediately after his death But Dave that wasn't quite the case. Correct it's been five years since Robbins passing and a lot of light has been shed on the circumstances that led to this tragic and that offers some clarity at the very least and in order to understand how we got here. We have to start at the very beginning..