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"ron kovic" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Whatever the last episode that was on and the way that they handled it where they had five guys. Ron kovic lists close contacts. Yes well if you're unvaccinated that also plays into us. There was one day where they had virtual meetings and everybody was out of the building. They clean the building and everybody on zoom. They did tests for every player. And you get to john. Fossils hades zoom meetings. Righty hate that. Yeah i saw that as well and then everybody came back once. They tested negative. Which to me was okay. If that's the way it's going to be done and that's pretty damn good right. It's not like shutting facility down for six seven eight days. Whatever missing games and it being a domino effect lane kiffin did not coach ole miss last night. And i'm watching this play. And they're just hammering louisville and the defensive coordinator for ole miss was the former maryland. Coach g dj durkan. Okay fired after. Unfortunately that kid The the one of his players died on the field when he was going through his running. You know I guess practices with the strength coach. Okay and i'll never forget. This university of maryland actually stuck by the head coach instead. It wasn't his fault lies on the trainers and everything else but then the political pressure was too much show. He ended up having to leave and see that he landed back on. His feet is a good thing and certainly his players love him down there at all mess. 'cause they looked awesome last night. Yeah was uniforms. Great last night that those powder blue uniforms shore. Hey speaking of guys landed back on their feet. You know i saw in a cameo hard knocks that i had. No idea was back in. Coaching and on that team was ben. Mcadoo really ben mcadoo's on the cowboys of remember where he came from. Well he was in bay. Mccarthy was in the booth that's a went back to the or haircut. Yeah the original mcadoo that we saw with the goatee in the square haircut. That whole thing so that that one year where he showed back do packet. Da da da. The giants wanted to say to you back. Dude dude dude. He went back to his roots. That ben mcadoo history. I say this a lot. I feel like but history is treated. Ben mcadoo pretty well. He wanted patrick mahomes he did. He took that team that apply offs. You did things have not been so good since then. Mcadoo had that team in the playoffs but that whole boat photo and everything else. It's just what happened to him. The transformation physically from one year to the next from the square sued. That didn't fail to the hairdo that that's a football coach. I just saw his face on hard noxious started laughing. Look in at his mac and do just going back and forth. Do he loves you lead. Big blue your mac. Do just shows you guys just get recycled and recycled these assistant coaches. You could do basically anything. Yeah but you understand something you have a kid die on your that. Life is no life whatsoever. There's no life there. I mean these guys are locked in sixteen hours a day. The head coach is all over them. They they gotta deal with all sorts of problems at their you know their position level and then you know then. The head coach has got to deal with it from the head coaches level. You know adam gates is gonna show on staff somewhere. Greg williams those guys lisa stabbing people in the back again somewhere down the line couple of years. Yeah once you get into that profession. You're in you're in. I mean you have to bounce around you gotta move whatever but you get paid pretty. Well you'll end up on. I mean is so incestuous you know roy sox's that their family life is just there really isn't one. I mean. constantly moving. Kids have no choice in a matter going to different schools every couple of years. Yeah yeah the works. I know well. It's got to be tough. But they could stay in one place while the guy coaches has never see his family guys. These guys never stay in one place. Bill belichick is at one place talking about in like five different. I'm talking that you could keep the family in one place where you wanna raise the family and to make enough money. Do the private jet. You know you can't spend that much money. come on. May the head coaches do and even now make a lot of money. Yeah they're they're probably close to a million. Maybe millionaires of college football. Make millions of dollars. Now they do players make millions of dollars so we know that yeah. Of course we understand college football. Well yeah. I know that. Income the whole de'andre jordan thing with the nets the amazing thing about all this. If they don't trade him they would have been a hundred and forty one million dollars into the luxury cap taxed. I love how much they would have ended up paying had a kept them and if they waived him they would have been able to reduce the number a little bit more but not by much because they were able to amortize that contract over the next five years or so so it would have lowered their salary cap overall number but They had given up had no choice. I think they're still going to be somewhere upwards of one hundred million dollars with a record and doesn't matter that team. Joe cy drop in a bucket. Go win a championship. that's what that's all about. you know. i can't wait to see with these new york city vaccination rules and everything else that pertain to the nba. So if you play for the knicks or net and you are unvaccinated you will not be able to participate in a home game now. Is that true. Yes that's what it says. So here's the thing. We have not heard hide nor hair of one kyrie irving since win. Well we we mentioned him or talked. I mean love right at the end of the season and they got eliminated. I don't know if he's vaccinate or not. Yeah i could. He's one of those guys that you would think would probably at least have a discussion with themselves about it. Wouldn't be a no brainer. He wouldn't be standing in line for five hours. Like i did. In that hospital metropolitan hostile with basically the contents of the f. train. You know wouldn't be doing that. No but i'm just wondering right. Is he a guy that you could say saying. I'm not get back. No home games for him but the road team can play. That's the thing that. I don't understand the whole totally weird thing that the is doing i mean but could you imagine yeah i can actually. I can't imagine what about hardening. Durant those locks those. I do believe durant already. Had it. And i do believe that he on his podcast was talking about. You know you have to get back. Okay all right. I don but so i'm assuming he's gotten it but i i don't know but i i have not heard anything about career. I don't know where he is or what he's doing there has been like a total blackout. Listen same issue with the next two. Let's not forget same issue with them. They could have a couple of guys decided not to get the shot. Yeah but they don't have guys. That are making max money and guys you know. I mean having their contract that can leave when they want to leave and well. Yeah that is true. No one have you seen from a standpoint of not being able to play. You know it's an issue for them too because the new york city but were focused on the nets because three stars and very imperial sought luxury tax and the luxury tax. Okay each the morning show with boomer.
"ron kovic" Discussed on The Big Cruise Podcast
"Week. Australia have announced some requirements. ron kovic. yes In anticipation for resuming service. Sometime in the future. They've announced now that they will require vaccinations. Passengers who are going to be traveling on the australia inflate Which i think if you look at what many of the cruise lines around the world are doing. It's it's not a surprise anything for anybody who's paying attention Now the you know piano. Solu- is part of carnival cope and they run out of the same offices as as kind of australia so one of the things that they did say that each of the carnival brands will have its own. I also policy but This is the piano decision. So i if i had to put money out said that the others are to do the same but we wait and see. Find out what happen. I'm pretty sure it'll be pretty soon. There was a whole heap of announcements. Around a clear events occurred. Cruise industry even happened near the day. So watch this space. I think road to recovery presentation. wasn't it yeah exactly and some really good stats in there as well. But we'll we'll save that for another day because we got news from fred olsen over in the uk yup over in the uk. We've seen a lot of just domestic cruises to nowhere Going to uk but fred olsen of gone one step further. They certainly have yet. I've actually been the first British lion to resume will cruise line operating in britain to resume international voyages They've done a cruise with baras from the uk to iceland And you know that was one of the very popular itineraries before covered sites. Not see that one coming back. The government of iceland worked with With the authorities and the and fred olsen. Of course to make this. Chris possible and Everybody who's on board was required to be fully vaccinated by the by. The icelandic government saw spice that stare their way of ensuring that it's Is possible it's just one of those extra steps to get us all back up and running more so around the world and they will also come here in australia. I'm sure we spoke a lot over the last twelve months. About different records that have been set for different cruise lines. When they launch a new deployments and seas of once more they show have yes. They've actually beat their own record. So they launched their twenty twenty three twenty four voyage Brochure collections cruises for that particular season on the eighteenth of august of this year when it was released and they had their largest ever sort of twenty four hour booking period and actually beat that twenty. Twenty two twenty three release by fifteen percent more sold so you know the demand for cruising. It's huge and i think a lot of people have got Head holidays had been cancelled. Have been waiting to have to rebook. Also and i would have those feature cruise credits as well. They wanna use upside. Yeah it's great to see such a such a strong response. Almost looks like the luxury cruise lines. Faring a little bit better in yeah. I'd say passengers and probably a little bit more not desperate itching to get back sooner rather than later and the loyalty to the luxury brands so strong. Like if you if you are you know regions person or seaborn person. Or whatever like they seem to really like their brand So i think people are just sort of want to get my ship waiting and waiting bragging rights once again moving into holland america next they announced the return to service state. Full both of volendam and zaandam. Yes the two babies at the fleet. Now and i think two ships that have very loyal followings so yes may twenty twenty two. You'll see these two ships resume. Resume that cruises The volume's going to set sail on her first voyage on first of may Twenty twenty two and in zaandam fillet twelve days later. Volumes going to be focusing on the longer exploration type voyages which is remarkable. When you think about the size of the ship. But she's doing exploration trips. I guess the demand is really high. and then zaandam is going to be returning to the candidate new england region which goes pretty popular and then they also slipped in a little bit of extra news in the last week is that Zahren dam is going to be making debut on one hundred twenty eight day around the world voyage in twenty twenty. Three is because she's taking over what the amsterdam and rotterdam have always done previously muscle accolade for her. Yeah i'm staying with the homework. Affirmative placebo one is the the luxury sister to hold america. They just announced an updated resource for seabourn sojourn. Yes that's correct Beautiful ship and she will be returning to the mediterranean on the sixth of june. Twenty twenty two so still a wild out for her. But i guess you know you've got to keep in mind. This is a phased approach Taking and yes she will be doing this european voyages spinning somewhere up there And it will include the western mediterranean And several of the rivera's including the french and italian riviera and she'll be taking gibralthe malta. Canary islands portugal spain and morocco jealous. Book me on. Yes yes absolutely. This is this week. Said that they're gonna start selling international f again from december so perhaps as we might be might be able to go. Border anyone's from cbn's listening room is worth at singapore in the uk in the us. Were probably going to be some of those important. First places that we might be able to go to staying with the carnival corporation princess cruises. This week announced the return to cruise for island princess and diamond princess but that must put them at a decent number ships back in the water. Yes i'd say so they they've got You know well this this announcement will be Voyages return resuming in spring of twenty two again phasing it in but by mid next year. You're gonna see quite a good proportion of the of the princess fleet back up and running again And yes island and diamond princess Undertaking cruises in the caribbean wish. We the first sort of foray back into cruising and then diamond. Princess will be undertaking a season in japan as well. She's back oh blah. Yes oh she's a favorite of there of course of course when she was sort of like links with some bad news that the beginning of covered. So it's nice that they to take back in sort of restore that that connection. Yeah absolutely and those. Two ships bringing it. Up to eight medallion class ships. We've spoken a lot about mundell a few interesting. The moment billionaires luke at for some of the previous episodes but that's a key to the return to service of all of the ships that have that medallion enabled facility. I'm moving into viking next. And i love this next to the news because not only are they announcing one will cruise threat housing to that are running in parallel to each other. Yes said the viking sky and the viking neptune both undertaking world cruises departing just three days apart from each other by leaving from fort lauderdale so.
"ron kovic" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Safe. And it's basically eradicated disease. That's the gist. But he has alex jones on and they're like spreading anti vaccine conspiracy theories and now he's sort of you know in in the place where rogin just doesn't want to be told what to do by the lips or anybody else so he's going to keep asking questions right. That's how i think. This whole debate has gotten distorted in stupid. And it's so fucking dangerous says it's not just the hardcore magas also because alex jones as he has admitted in court this is performance art. That is mostly meant to sell supplements. But i would also say that like that entire conceit. There's this Internet terminology of just asking questions. Where you're just jacking off is like all you're doing is asking questions about like what is for questions for the pursuit of what you are. You have a thesis and you're going to find support for your thesis. It's not a hypothesis. It's not the if then statement and then you might be wrong. And you're like what turns out i was wrong. They're like you have a thesis senior. It's going to find the pieces of information that support it. And i think that that is one of those things where one of the i mean. The conceit of the internet have all the information the world. But you wouldn't stop being a person like they were one of the person who basically invented the idea of like washing your hands for surgery wind up in a mental hospital because he was basically telling surgeons time. Your hands are dirty and they're like but i'm a gentleman i'm always clean and they're like no you aren't and they're like no you're wrong. And it basically drove him insane and then he ironically died of an infection due to a wound he received from a prison guard in a mental assignment. So like history is the yeah man. People are like learning from this autumn. Here is people the the problem here. Is that like the intricacies of people in groups. It's always going to be really hard to deal with. Especially when you need them to do something and i was like i understand wanting to have this. Be an apolitical space. This conversation ron kovic. But i'm really trying to think of an illness that we faced that hasn't been political throughout history and i just cannot think of one like do you remember when we were. We like the idea. Especially because at first cove it wasn't going to be a thing and then covered was a thing but it wasn't that bad but it's interesting because the same people arguing. That's not that bad are suddenly very allegedly worried about undocumented migrants. Bring in cuvette. Which i'm like but why would you be worried because remember. It's not that bad like none of this makes sense none of it but now a little ever would because it's never going to be a political once. The government is involved in the government is involved because this is a public health issue right and i do think you know back to my original question to you which is like is there some sincere belief in in limited government driving this. It's not a sincere belief in limited government but it is a skepticism and cynicism about government and institutions and to your point. Jane the whole just asking questions is designed to make people distrust people in positions of authority whether it's the government whether it's their own doctor whether it's their own community public health official and i do think that's been driving so many of these republican culture wars anyways that like people in positions of authority people in positions of power. You can't trust and they're trying to screw you and that is of what drives this whole message for them. I'd also for better or for worse. We also give the government no flexibility to be rung right wreck the novel corona virus. It was a brand new thing for why we thought it was uncertain as we thought mass might be a bad idea. They corrected that when they could but that creates a big. You know trust gap with the us government. That i know has been filled. Now do i think people should be able to like intellectually. Get over that sure but i also can understand how you know. If you're a parent you're trying to figure out like is this new amarna vaccine safety. I give it to my kid eventually. Scary big decision. I do think we have to approach that with some empathy In some understanding to try to get them information they need and it's probably going to be outside of the political context. Which is why. I sort of have long. Thought it's best when you have other people communicating about these things but look today. We're just asking questions. Which is you know is love out today. Because he was arrested charged just asking questions. I could find the answer. Easily by googling like joe rogan could but instead. I'm just gonna ask questions because that's more it's easier for me. That isn't that isn't easier easier thing to do but no i do. I find i do think. That's why tommy. Like i tried to approach with some know there. Are these all these pieces lately. In headlines and tweets that sort of like sneer or celebrate when an unvaccinated person is an settle dying and even like. Charley worzel tweeted piece about it. The other day. I re tweeted that and i saw that he starts getting ray showed by a whole bunch of people who were like. I've lost my patients with unvaccinated people. Fuck them they should. And it's like look. I'm enraged unvaccinated most unvaccinated people for not doing this. I'm more enraged at the people who were spreading disinformation and i'm trying to have some humility understanding for a lot of the people that jane talking about. Who aren't like these crazy republican partisans who were just trying to do this disturb trouble but just people who are scared and confused in have been spread a lot of misinformation guy people. I love deeply and who are not vaccinated who i worry about all the time and you know there's what can you do you know. They're not doing this to hurt somebody else. Just have come to a different conclusion based on the fucking cesspool of garbage. That's available on facebook in the internet about wildly complicated issues and probably sola bill. Goodbye charlatans who use it to make a profit etcetera etcetera but here we are the science expert just regurgitating. What i read as well but something. That's something that. I think that we don't talk enough about like i also like there's a vaccine. I'll go get it fine. pay there is. There's an element to which we have this. This of expertise and i was just talking about like we were talking about afghanistan earlier and you have. The conceit of expertise of the people who were like the afghan army is going to be fine. But i'm like. I am not in kabul and i was like i you know. I don't know enough about this but then people who know a lot about this one thing and so i kind of understand how people would be like at a certain point. Whose expertise is there. And whose expertise isn't there at the same time. You see the same people who i mean. I should say people who are very resistant to the medical establishment. Telling them what to do with regard to co vid. Who then if they get coveted. We'll be inherently reliant on that same medical institution the people who are on oxygen. The folks who are dying in hospitals where wick. What it's so i mean. Human nature is incredibly complicated and complex. And how we think about these things. But i do see that. There is an element here. You're like how. How do we trust these people but not the people what is research and what is quote unquote research like. When am i just he listening to people who sound like me so it sounds correct and miami getting real information. One of my biggest. I think that one thing is for instance. People look at the trying to find like well. All these people have been injured by the vaccine and they're using a like a website to winch this. Cdc invites you to upload these instances of challenges for vaccines. The problem is when you go back and look at them. Some of the people haven't even received the vaccine at all. But then you're like but it's you know it's a website and it looked scientific and i'm like yeah and i look at websites that look and i have sources that i believe is i don't believe and i think that that's it's really hard in these moments especially when the people who are supposed to be informing us about a lot of different subjects. We've seen them again and again be wrong. But i think that where where i was is like when you're wrong. Admit it and explain how he wrong. And how you to your own conclusion and if you have a lot of different pieces of information and they all are the fake come from different places and people who might differ ideologically but they center on the same basic finding like okay. That seems believable. But i do understand how this time where it seems as if everything is believable but nothing is it's really hard in the midst of a pandemic it only can predict future. I look i t. I've empathy for people who are scared or confuse. I have scorned disgust in hatred for the people like donald trump junior. Who's read anti vaccine information or just fearmongering. Because they think it'll help them politically. Those are the people. I think written off from society hundred percent and just to end on a somewhat positive. Note all right Whether it's been because so many cases have been going up and hospitalizations and deaths or people becoming more persuaded. We have seen sort of the Vaccinations increase over the past month. I think we're now at the highest level every day. We've been out since since july fourth so at least it is heading slowly in the right direction. jane causton. Thank you so much for for joining positive america today. Amy walter we also thank you for joining Fantastic have you jane Comeback against things. Let's do it again..
"ron kovic" Discussed on Ear Snacks
"To accomplish with the anti-racist words elephants came in. Cambridge. I mean my big fear specifically, Ron Kovic what I notice is everybody in the bay area we're shelter in place since March fourteenth and Within a couple of weeks we're up online and zoom and connecting with each other, but I noticed still like. We are a unique. Community where people are going to come together and we already know each other. So we can build from there we can go deeper. But when I think about communities all over the country, we've toured all over the country and there are people like us everywhere there. So I really like one thing that I love about. our experiences that we've been able to have so many connections like we can walk into a classroom in East Lansing Michigan and the kids speak our language they understand they feel seen they feel loved their rising up. You know the teachers are already in the hook of it. They got it. So we're just there to reflect great work and the great empowerment of every person that room. That's one example of many. There's other classrooms that we've walked into where the teachers are afraid of us. They Think we're threatening they think we're GONNA, take their rights away. They want to build a wall which by the way is You know it's unconstitutional to treat people like this. So we have to walk in stay say what we need to say. So I wanted to say that anyways what do we say to these folks? We will either sing the song or we will not perform that's our bottom line and that's the risk we take. We will risk our business. For Human Rights. So my fear about cove it is just that as we get isolated isolated in pot up and pot up, we'd only look for familiar usually around class lines and there's not going to be much mitigation of. what it feels like to be the only or what it even feels like to not be seen or to. Not Know anybody that doesn't just look like the people that you know, and so in some communities that are let's say there's like a all white community will the investigation that needs to happen during this time his winded our community, become all white and what are we doing about it because anything that is Surrounded by white people, there's a problem some there's been redlining. There's been secret votes. There's been justices on the court making decisions in our history, and it's really not that long ago like within your generation within my generation within my father's generation. So during this time, the positive things we can do as adults as we can. Really, examine where we live we can look at who's land were on. We can work with indigenous communities and look at what ways we can pay back Ireland. We can also look into this. This is for affluent folks who are looking at how about how to do better. We can look at How can we? Make more space for affordable housing provision. Do we need to show up so that people can live and have access to our school district? That's what how segregation continues to this day. Those are things that are actually do small small actions around and. Then as families I mean it's just gotta be like looking at what resources do you bring into your home and like what is familiar? What is what becomes familiar in the next year? is going to dictate something for your child over this time. WHAT IS COMFORT? and why and so like how can you create space and we invite you into the alphabet rockers community we are all about. Moors better you know We want to share our stories at the we want to hear yours like can you write your story while you're there find a way to find a new pen pal can you read a story or from somebody from a different city when you? Get off your zoom chat from school. What's the? Who's the first image you look at? To remind you that this is not the only kids in the world. just some ideas. Yeah was she said. You're listening ears. For parents. So I know y'all are planning this anti-racist curriculum for families. Yeah. It's called we got work to do. Okay. So the work is for both parents and kids. Yeah for sure we believe in intergenerational work it's definitely intergenerational because it's not just about the kids or the parents it's about their parents and their parents and the patterns of. All of their parents. You know. So, what we are doing is just an engaging course that is going to really open your mind to being anti-racist it really is. Something you can do with your families and really just all about celebrating your identity which we talked about earlier being you're brave and beautiful sales, and once you can actually understand yourself. Then you can actually understand others for who they are and so that's where we're really headed with with this course we start we're starting off with a mini course that we're offering and it. Really is a way to engage with the kids and kids to engage with their parents ask questions that I don't know might seem uncomfortable but really we're trying to do is like make it seem like it's not so uncomfortable to talk about these things and so the more and more we create these songs and curriculums videos and all these all of these ear snacks. The more like people will just understand that there's no one way to figure it out. There's no one way to do it. There's no one way to be active. There's no one way. So that's that's what this course is. GonNa do is going to really try to open people's minds to search for more answers and to do better and better and.
"ron kovic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"So So by the mid sixties, you had dropped out of Yale yourself and you were trying to become a novelist. And then you volunteered for the Vietnam War. And you even say in the book, I was in a rush to get to the front lines. What was fueling your eagerness to serve at that time? Well combination regions. I did have a suicidal adolescent mind set. I was very dark, and I wrote the book, which was called a child's dream. It was published in 1997. Finally But it was about the view of the world from a 19 year old mind said. I've been a teacher in Vietnam to two semesters, and I was in the merchant Marine. And I travelled all over Asia. So I was writing about that early discovery of the world was the first time I dealt with Myself. It's an individual on painter coming away from institutional life where you crushed yourself you become. You know, you're you're working towards an anonymous goal of society serving society is a functionary. But I wasn't I just couldn't do that. I was, I guess you could say. Self involved in narcissists, and I hated that. But that's what it takes to become a writer or an artist. And when that was book was rejected, I decided I was worth listening. I'd go back. And through my destiny to the gods, so to speak, Throw the dice, and if they intended for me to do anything with my life, I would find out over there or they would be taken. And frankly, that's why I fought the war. I stayed in the war for 15 months. I was in the jungle, not 15 but I extended for combat. I was in four different units. Three of them were combat. Yes, and I was fatalistic about it. I wasn't complaining. I could see that the morale was very was low that the the effort was was not working very clear that it was a disaster. You're listening to Q. My guest is Oliver Stone. We're talking about his memoir called Chasing the The Light. You had been struggling to get the film platoon made since the late seventies. Even though you had some some really big credits under your belt. You didn't get to make it until later until 1986. It was a time when Vietnam films like the Deer Hunter in Apocalypse Now we're winning awards, but you faced a lot of rejection for platoon early on. What do you think That was a lot? You see when you talked about Apocalypse in Deer Hunter. Yes, they were very good films. There are big, mythic zones, but they're nothing to do with the reality that I saw on the ground. Or I'd say most infantrymen. Nothing to do. They were spectacular epics, but not and they were not necessarily Critical of the American empire. But Then after that, that they were made so and then coming home was made, which was similar to my Ron Kovic story, But that didn't make any money because it was depressing Too many people. However, it was a good movie. But then there's Sylvester Stallone with his Rambo cycle was going back to Vietnam. If you remember and re fighting the war and making an issue about missing American personnel. Miss Emma is that he was rescuing, which is a A minor event. Frankly, in the overall genocide that occurred that was like 3 to 4 million Asians were killed from Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam's There was a major We were. We were devastating the place we're killing civilians. But not it wasn't a policy was just part of the part of the sloppiness of what we're doing. I right about that, and I write about Friendly fire. I I did. I think I write e puncture the myths about war. The story of American Gloria patriotism and all that. A friendly fire about trashing civilians. And above all the lies the Liza Liza, Liza about body Count's about the fact that we're winning constant line and propaganda. Well, that's the sense that I get throughout the book that you're extremely concerned with the truth, the telling of the truth and uncovering of lies through through stories, and I was going to ask you whether you still get that visceral. Angry feeling when you look at America today, and I can tell from the tone of your voice said that answer that maybe you D'oh. I wish I didn't. I wish it was going different. I thought it was going to go another way. After being up. I think many of us did. I thought we learned lessons. And I have to admit that after Mr Reagan came in, we didn't He denied the war very clearly. Hey, denied the negativity of it. He made it into a cause. And then that was followed up with our leaders. Mr Clinton said something the same nature. Mr Bush certainly supported in the second Bush, you know, and Obama even said something positive about it. You see, you can't get away from this nonsense and it persists and would lead to how many wars have we been in Sinjin? I'm a 12344 major ones. Two or 3 May civil wars and interventions and, ah lot of covert activity interventions in other countries. Ah, So I don't think we learned a lesson at all. And that's sad to me. You know, it's funnier to your entire demeanor just changed when you said it's sad to me, and it's like the first moment that I feel like you're allowed to reflect on Like what? The personal hardship and sacrifice that you actually made by serving in a war. Like just honestly as a human being like I I just I feel like that seems like there's a pain in there for what you went through. Waiting for what are so many people have gone through talking about civilians and men and send soldiers to. It was awful. It's just there's nothing worse in the world in war. It's it's a It's scars society. It courses, every body and the mind set of war. The mindset of violence is one of the worst things that can happen. In your life to go through. It's really it's a decadence. It's a degeneration of the American idea. So as somebody who's used your movies to call out abuses of power, what's it been like for you to watch the Protests against police brutality that are that are coming up now and calling out existing power structures. And you know that are flaring up over America these past few months? Well, I certainly understand that I've had my I've had. I've been scared of the police. Most of my life, Frankly, really like, Yeah, well, I've been in jail a few times, you know, But this other encounters to know it's not easy to Even for a white guy to get just the stuff that was going to say it like that. Yeah, Yeah, a lot of good causes. A lot of them are bad cops, too. And I'm sorry. We have to many people in prison. We have nonviolent crimes being thrown into prison like drugs and the course decisions we ever made..
"ron kovic" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Gordon wrote it, and he comes to an almost for higher because he had to wait a year for Tom Cruise to be available to make his next film and so in year he takes the year and whatever in a sixty day, she would makes this really interesting movie. If you haven't seen talk radio, I would definitely recommend it is not a perfect film, but it is something that. I thought about a lot after seeing it, which is not always the case with with all films. So marrying talk radio with maybe maybe Maybe a aside faulk session as well. Okay. So in a nice marriage but whatever yes. Nine hundred, ninety, nine born on the fourth of July. Jamie Kennedy Jen state. Not My fault communism offer nothing tro running. Do you know what are you know? Yes, I marry on the fourth of July. I am I knew this is where we would meet. Amazing I'm so glad we watched it a god probably his best. Yeah I think it's just it isn't a lot of ways. The most obvious because it is the closest marriage of white Oliver Stone is is working through and the and the themes and how he relates to the ideas of America and politics and Vietnam with with the actual text, and so there is something i. you know I hesitate to use the word honest because I don't mean that the others aren't honest but it just it feels unvarnished a- almost while also being just like a really big tent filmmaking and using all of the American iconography and you know the John Williams score and it's Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise paying on the idea of Tom Cruises, a movie star and you know the American matinee idol. In in nineteen thousand nine. So it's I kind of think it's kind of his most well rounded. Work. If that makes sense and that's what I'm looking for in a marriage. Oh. That's a nice way of thinking about things. I mean I think of when I think about the Mary Concept of this game I think about what's the thing that I? I WANNA spend the most time with and. ronkovics story. Is Powerful to me for very obvious reasons which is that Ron Kovic is a brown haired idealistic kid from Long Island and when I was growing up I went to Walton High School in Huntington and Ron Kovic was friends with many of the people who taught me in high school and so Ron Kobe was a name you would hear all the time is like a long island legend in many ways and he's known as this incredible antiwar activist obviously now in the latter stages of his life but I Just see provide some context for that. I think the film doesn't amazing job of capturing what Long Island is like which is to say it is not really the home of a lot of antiwar activists and for him to be a figure who emerged from that and went through the trials that he through you know losing the use of his legs and Encountering like his own incredible frustrations in PTSD and the problems inside of his family like. It's pat to say that it hit home but it had this is like a movie that hits home so hard for me and.
"ron kovic" Discussed on The Big Picture
", stone, , Amanda I in my mind have been circling a podcast episode about Oliver Stone probably since about Nineteen ninety-one, , which is when I I had some consciousness about the work of one of the most fascinating figures of the last forty years in American cinema. . There's a reason we're going to be having an episode conversation about stone today, , which is that he has a new memoir that memoir is called chasing the light writing, , directing surviving platoon midnight, , express scarface Salvador, , and the movie game. . It's a very interesting book you and I have both read it. . We're we're both. . In some ways and perhaps frustrated confused devastated in other ways before we get into the book though and before we get into how we're going to talk about the scope, , the massive scope, , the unbelievable scope of Oliver Stone's career. . When I say Oliver, , stone, , what do you think? ? Conspiracy Theorist <hes> just to be totally honest and filmmaker and. . And really and boomer and I think that is going to inflict a lot of the way that I talk about Oliver Stone in his filmography because I am a generation younger I am a child of boomers and I came to Oliver Stone's work and to Oliver Stone's understanding of the world a generation after. . He lived at and made it and it was very funny and re watching everything from platoon to to wall. . Street to JFK. . To realize the way in which those movies shaped, , my understanding visual and political about Vietnam, , and about JFK and about how we examine America and the government and I am both child of Oliver Stone's world, , and maybe because of time in the way, the , world has changed a skeptic of Oliver Stone's world at this point, , which is just to say on the next generation. . I. . Think a lot of this will be boomer versus millennial and and that's good. . That's how the world should work. . Even Oliver Stone would agree with that though maybe not we can talk about it but I don't know what do you think of? ? Mid already. So . many good points I. . Think he's an artist to strains credulity while also I think enlivening imaginations he's somebody who is obviously immensely thoughtful and intellectual and spiritual and simultaneously feels like he completely out of control and trying to break the boundaries and stretch the concept of the truth all the time, , and so he's just a a generational paradoxical figure. . He's a he's a person who I think it makes immensely entertaining movies that. . Don't always stand up to deep examination, , and so I think he is he is an title baby-boomer figure in that way and that he is there's a certitude about his mission and there's an earnestness in insincerity to the message that he's trying to send. . But also underlying that is perhaps a kind of cynicism and a skepticism about what he should be doing with his time versus what he's actually doing with his time, , and so I you know I find, , I've always found him to be fascinating maybe not as a human being per se but at least the stories that he tries to tell. . I was GonNa say I do think he's interesting as a filmmaker and what else was a person and? ? We're GONNA talk about all the different ways in which Oliver Stone like quote breaks the rules but I have been thinking a lot as I have been reading his book, , which is a fantastic read I will just say that the guy can write. . and. . Have also been revisiting his work that you and I are trained to as much as we can released I wasn't college train a separate the artist in the art the art has to stand on its own can't complete the filmmaker and the and the work, , and you also need to understand that the work and the intention are possibly separate as well and Oliver Stone just makes massive all of that, , and he makes a mess of that in his actual art and he makes a mess of that in the life that he lives and in the interviews that he gives and the work that he pursues and. . To me that's exciting because it opens up conversation to talk about what can you take seriously and what is cynical and what is sincere and what is true and what is not true and how are we like an who is responsible, , which is at least a different way to talk about art. . So you know I give him that even though I don't agree with where I think Oliver Stone comes down on those the answers to those questions but even there, , I'm just guessing. . Well I, , think if you look at the book, , you certainly are looking at the man or at least the the self perception of the man, , and so we'll talk a lot about him and his story in his life and and his the way he is capturing his own life on the page which I I agree I mean he's just in case you didn't know this is an Oscar winning screenwriter. This . is one of the great writers of the last forty years is also as a person who didn't just write his own films but road scarface and Conan the barbarian and a number of other films over the years. . So he knows what he's doing on the page, , but he is also somebody who. . If you look it the political thought not like a straight line where there is a left and a right. . But if you look at it like a wheel like a circle, , and if you go too far from one side of the circle to the other you can land. . You may think you are liberal person and find yourself with right wing ideology or libertarian ideology and reverse can also be true and I think one of the reasons it's really hard to unpack not just what Oliver Stone says in interviews or what he even. . Portrays in his documentaries but even when he puts in his films is it feels like he's constantly running around that track that circle of political thought and so he's actually a perfect figure for this moment where there is this desperation to find art that coincides with our political ideology or our sense of what the world should look like and as you said, , Oliver makes a mess of that he really. . is trying to he's contradicting himself in real time. . He's contradicting the sensibilities of that kind of baby boomer antiwar mentality. . But on the other hand, , he's like an Avatar spirit animal of truth for certain kind of humanism and that sounds really kind of haughty. . But I I think he really wants to representational person who is thinking about putting people before government business political structures, , and it's complicated right? ? Because he's A. . Essentially a wealthy well to do white man who was born in the immediate aftermath of World War. Two, . , and so he had so much opportunity to do the things that he wanted to do in a way that other people don't. . So he's not he's just not a tidy figure for that pursuit of humanism. . It's interesting that you said he's putting people in front of institutions and ideas and governments because I think that's true. . But it's usually one percent, , and if you look at his entire his filmography and and really I, , think even if you look at how he says. . A lot of political issues, , but it's it's not. . The, , greater good. . It's usually focused on one character who is often a man and quite often a white man it is and it is understanding history through a single person's experience. . So it's like it's almost I. . mean he certainly subscribes to a great man theory of history but at the same time as also reversing, , which is like the the the one person's experience of history, , which can be a really exhilarating in certain films that we'll talk about and really really misguided I find or not even misguided but just doesn't work and isn't illuminating and the way that he thinks it is. . IN IN CERTAIN Aspects, , and then also in certain cases, , it can just be about himself and it is I. . The thing that makes his. . His memoir. . So electric is that it really is self mythology and he is really trying to understand himself and trying to pin down that constantly moving wheel as you said simultaneously and and I really admire having access to that. I . obviously read a lot of celebrity junk and and memoirs and. . Interested in trying to have access to people's ideas and thoughts and understand their characters and most people won't give it up in that way and won't share and won't be as open and Massey at as as Oliver. . Stone is and that's true of the book and that's true of politics for sure and it's it's making. . The great man theory is is really relevant to this conversation not just because of the book not because of the film's but because it's a little bit unclear, , it's a sort of a chicken and the egg or the proposition with him. . Does he subscribe to those theories because we read about in this book, , He is interested in the dramatic pursuit. . He has a pretty clear understanding literally of how to tell a strong story and that story is usually through a homer like figure or a a habit like figure somebody who is you know on on an indomitable quest to achieve something that seems impossible he's he's really passionate about this and you know again, , there is something kind of haughty about this but also he just he seems to come to a very sincerely and so he uses Jim. . Garrison in. . J. F. K. or he uses Jim Morrison in the doors or he uses Ron. . Kovic. . In born on the fourth of July as these avatars as these great men who are seeking to achieve something that no one else could even perceive as possible and I think Oliver Stone sees himself in a very similar fashion. . He sees himself as this well, , to do white guy who volunteer volunteers for the Vietnam War to explode his privilege and to understand the world in a hopefully deeper way, ,
Oliver Stone: Memoir and Movies
"Stone, Amanda I in my mind have been circling a podcast episode about Oliver Stone probably since about Nineteen ninety-one, which is when I I had some consciousness about the work of one of the most fascinating figures of the last forty years in American cinema. There's a reason we're going to be having an episode conversation about stone today, which is that he has a new memoir that memoir is called chasing the light writing, directing surviving platoon midnight, express scarface Salvador, and the movie game. It's a very interesting book you and I have both read it. We're we're both. In some ways and perhaps frustrated confused devastated in other ways before we get into the book though and before we get into how we're going to talk about the scope, the massive scope, the unbelievable scope of Oliver Stone's career. When I say Oliver, stone, what do you think? Conspiracy Theorist just to be totally honest and filmmaker and. And really and boomer and I think that is going to inflict a lot of the way that I talk about Oliver Stone in his filmography because I am a generation younger I am a child of boomers and I came to Oliver Stone's work and to Oliver Stone's understanding of the world a generation after. He lived at and made it and it was very funny and re watching everything from platoon to to wall. Street to JFK. To realize the way in which those movies shaped, my understanding visual and political about Vietnam, and about JFK and about how we examine America and the government and I am both child of Oliver Stone's world, and maybe because of time in the way, the world has changed a skeptic of Oliver Stone's world at this point, which is just to say on the next generation. I. Think a lot of this will be boomer versus millennial and and that's good. That's how the world should work. Even Oliver Stone would agree with that though maybe not we can talk about it but I don't know what do you think of? Mid already. So many good points I. Think he's an artist to strains credulity while also I think enlivening imaginations he's somebody who is obviously immensely thoughtful and intellectual and spiritual and simultaneously feels like he completely out of control and trying to break the boundaries and stretch the concept of the truth all the time, and so he's just a a generational paradoxical figure. He's a he's a person who I think it makes immensely entertaining movies that. Don't always stand up to deep examination, and so I think he is he is an title baby-boomer figure in that way and that he is there's a certitude about his mission and there's an earnestness in insincerity to the message that he's trying to send. But also underlying that is perhaps a kind of cynicism and a skepticism about what he should be doing with his time versus what he's actually doing with his time, and so I you know I find, I've always found him to be fascinating maybe not as a human being per se but at least the stories that he tries to tell. I was GonNa say I do think he's interesting as a filmmaker and what else was a person and? We're GONNA talk about all the different ways in which Oliver Stone like quote breaks the rules but I have been thinking a lot as I have been reading his book, which is a fantastic read I will just say that the guy can write. and. Have also been revisiting his work that you and I are trained to as much as we can released I wasn't college train a separate the artist in the art the art has to stand on its own can't complete the filmmaker and the and the work, and you also need to understand that the work and the intention are possibly separate as well and Oliver Stone just makes massive all of that, and he makes a mess of that in his actual art and he makes a mess of that in the life that he lives and in the interviews that he gives and the work that he pursues and. To me that's exciting because it opens up conversation to talk about what can you take seriously and what is cynical and what is sincere and what is true and what is not true and how are we like an who is responsible, which is at least a different way to talk about art. So you know I give him that even though I don't agree with where I think Oliver Stone comes down on those the answers to those questions but even there, I'm just guessing. Well I, think if you look at the book, you certainly are looking at the man or at least the the self perception of the man, and so we'll talk a lot about him and his story in his life and and his the way he is capturing his own life on the page which I I agree I mean he's just in case you didn't know this is an Oscar winning screenwriter. This is one of the great writers of the last forty years is also as a person who didn't just write his own films but road scarface and Conan the barbarian and a number of other films over the years. So he knows what he's doing on the page, but he is also somebody who. If you look it the political thought not like a straight line where there is a left and a right. But if you look at it like a wheel like a circle, and if you go too far from one side of the circle to the other you can land. You may think you are liberal person and find yourself with right wing ideology or libertarian ideology and reverse can also be true and I think one of the reasons it's really hard to unpack not just what Oliver Stone says in interviews or what he even. Portrays in his documentaries but even when he puts in his films is it feels like he's constantly running around that track that circle of political thought and so he's actually a perfect figure for this moment where there is this desperation to find art that coincides with our political ideology or our sense of what the world should look like and as you said, Oliver makes a mess of that he really. is trying to he's contradicting himself in real time. He's contradicting the sensibilities of that kind of baby boomer antiwar mentality. But on the other hand, he's like an Avatar spirit animal of truth for certain kind of humanism and that sounds really kind of haughty. But I I think he really wants to representational person who is thinking about putting people before government business political structures, and it's complicated right? Because he's A. Essentially a wealthy well to do white man who was born in the immediate aftermath of World War. Two, and so he had so much opportunity to do the things that he wanted to do in a way that other people don't. So he's not he's just not a tidy figure for that pursuit of humanism. It's interesting that you said he's putting people in front of institutions and ideas and governments because I think that's true. But it's usually one percent, and if you look at his entire his filmography and and really I, think even if you look at how he says. A lot of political issues, but it's it's not. The, greater good. It's usually focused on one character who is often a man and quite often a white man it is and it is understanding history through a single person's experience. So it's like it's almost I. mean he certainly subscribes to a great man theory of history but at the same time as also reversing, which is like the the the one person's experience of history, which can be a really exhilarating in certain films that we'll talk about and really really misguided I find or not even misguided but just doesn't work and isn't illuminating and the way that he thinks it is. IN IN CERTAIN Aspects, and then also in certain cases, it can just be about himself and it is I. The thing that makes his. His memoir. So electric is that it really is self mythology and he is really trying to understand himself and trying to pin down that constantly moving wheel as you said simultaneously and and I really admire having access to that. I obviously read a lot of celebrity junk and and memoirs and. Interested in trying to have access to people's ideas and thoughts and understand their characters and most people won't give it up in that way and won't share and won't be as open and Massey at as as Oliver. Stone is and that's true of the book and that's true of politics for sure and it's it's making. The great man theory is is really relevant to this conversation not just because of the book not because of the film's but because it's a little bit unclear, it's a sort of a chicken and the egg or the proposition with him. Does he subscribe to those theories because we read about in this book, He is interested in the dramatic pursuit. He has a pretty clear understanding literally of how to tell a strong story and that story is usually through a homer like figure or a a habit like figure somebody who is you know on on an indomitable quest to achieve something that seems impossible he's he's really passionate about this and you know again, there is something kind of haughty about this but also he just he seems to come to a very sincerely and so he uses Jim. Garrison in. J. F. K. or he uses Jim Morrison in the doors or he uses Ron. Kovic. In born on the fourth of July as these avatars as these great men who are seeking to achieve something that no one else could even perceive as possible and I think Oliver Stone sees himself in a very similar fashion. He sees himself as this well, to do white guy who volunteer volunteers for the Vietnam War to explode his privilege and to understand the world in a hopefully deeper way,
"ron kovic" Discussed on Bald Movies
"You know like this this. This was like an. Fresh thought in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine, but like you know the the various black men in both army veterans hospital. They're like fuck. Vietnam, essentially talking, you know Muhammad Ali like what I don't have any problems. The Vietnamese I got a problem with the people that are keeping me down here in this country and identify their struggle against oppression more than I identify with what my my own government's trying to do. And, that's the thing that really really upsets me. The the facile way that we still engage with these debates that like Oh. You must hate if you don't. You know America. Lover Leave it. Yeah, and they may, and they hammer that phrase into the ground Yeah, maybe like it's all. It's all Tom Cruise. It's all the broncos can say coming back from the war. You know that's that's his entire viewpoint is America one hundred percent love it or one hundred percent? Get the fuck out like road. And that's not real life that is that is patriotism at its worst. That blind patriotism is is in my opinion, not patriotism at all If. You are unquestioning if you're unthinking. And you simply. Have viewpoint the you stick to it, no matter what evidence you're presented with no matter. How in Congress, it is with reality. That's not an ideology you should be living by. Yeah, but I mean. And one hundred percent right in super, it is brought to a head. I think in the at the RNC seen when RONCO VIC having. Having taken his entire adult life to change his mind on this subject has finally come around to to a reason to an understanding of the situation in an understanding of his ideology, and it goes into this RMC where all he's confronted with shouts of Communist show like. Of baby killer like shooting, being spit on him I spit on like it's He? He's come to some sort of understanding about the world. These people have not had the experience have not had the opportunity to even approach right because their ideology keeps them from even thinking about it. And it's the does also another tough scene. I thought then the bar where you know, he is essentially bitching about the Vietnam War and he offends war. Vets like look buddy, I find Iwojima and five thousand of my brothers died day one of the landing, and I'm so fucking sick and tired of hearing. You Guys Bitch about and crying your beer like. That's not an invalid point of view. Right and like Ron Kovic. Who Goes to the experiences? He goes through takes years to turn his mind around, and it's one of those things where it's like. As much as I be Mon happening and the way it's talked about like I can't get too upset about it. Because I know, it's taken my mind a lot of years to change on some very important kind of obvious and retrospect issues, and it's taken me and and and you know when you get presented. Accurate information takes years to change your mind, and if it's Ron that long, the turnaround on Vietnam War. Well, how long would you expect of world, War Two vet or a a Korean? That lost their parents in that war or loss of brother in that war. or who just has the default kind of public understanding of this stuff like you know like believes that the government's not going to tell you a bunch of fucking obvious lies, and is not going to lie about how winnable war is and how much support you have. It's like I. It's one of those things where it's like damn. None of these people are enemies. They're just yeah. You know that's what's so frustrating about the conversation. That's happening now is that it's not conversation. It's glenside shouting the other down. Exactly like you see that scene at the RNC it's it's shouting Communist. It's people shouting fascist, and it's not a conversation it is..
"ron kovic" Discussed on Ninja News Japan
"Making washable masks now. Uniqlo's a big company in Japan. I, it's actually moved into other countries. You've probably heard of it. They make bland close, but they're purposely that way, so they're actually very functional flexible. They can match into other outfits, really well a lot of people I know where almost exclusively all unical clothes all the time. Because again you'd have a white t shirt and jeans pants and in a black shirt. It all matches its really simple that where? that's made it incredibly popular and with limb, minimal branding means that it's actually very chic. Mike, Again, having no labels or tags on, it actually makes it very clear that you know this is a mysterious cool thing. That's actually giving them a lot of credit. Because really this having no marks on it means it's just sort of functional anyways. That's not the point at all. They decided they're gonNA. Put Washable mass being big thing right now again. Mass were not unusual to be worn in Japan, anyways especially during allergies now with covid nineteen. You got a lot of people who wear masks all the time just to be safe. My Office is still implementing all masks all the time policy which I approve of. My daughter made masks which were great when it was cooler, but now the problem is, it's getting warmer. The mashed were quite thick and heavy. I'm actually finding. It's sometimes hard to breathe. I need to get some lighter mass. I was actually going hold. These might be good. These are using the breathable fabric errorism, which they actually have made a set of underwear out of so the whole point. Is that primarily women's underwear? They're actually quite tight. And if it's cotton and stuff, it doesn't breathe as well. You get a sweaty bud crack and I think we all suffer from that. In two different ways, the Arizona one breeze more You'll get less sweaty around your butt. Crack Area So they're using the same fabric is in the underwear and making the mass out of the naming washable is really nice, because it means you can use them again and again and again the problem is of course that means everyone wants them, and they crash the website on the first day, and people were lining up, which is of course, the first problem because covid nineteen social distancing lines in Japan. Those things don't align very well. Three masks cost nine hundred and nine hundred. And there are three styles altogether. Overall, this seems like a pretty good deal. You're not getting ripped off. You. Go doesn't rip you off. They have fairly solid quality clothing at a reasonable price, so the masks again. This was kind of the expectation. They aren't going to be ripping you off. Be like a million dollars per mass masks are available again, so you can't get them in stores and stuff, but having a reusable one that you could buy one set, and then use that for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks is very appealing because you don't want to spend huge amounts of money on masks. Sort of relating to. The last two stories? telecommuting has become a fairly common thing, and it's new to Japan. This is not something common. Japan Japan had very much the idea to come into the office every day. Show your face. Be a good employee. Seventy percent of the people who have tele commuted in Japan WANNA keep telecommuting. Sixty eight point, two percent said the reason was. No commuting meant no stress or lower stress, so there was no stress from commuting. Fifty point six percent said if they could telecommute could live somewhere further away, and then they could find a cheaper place to live so I live really far away from any big city because I wanted to buy a house to house my family. If I lived close to the city, I would either have to get an apartment or a much smaller house. So I do this. I travel an hour and almost twenty minutes on the train every single day and every time I. Say that people are shocked, but the whole point was to save huge amounts of money and have a full sized house at the end of the day, and in ten more years. Probably have it paid off and if I haven't paid off I, have my own house that I can just sort of sit in, and you know. Shout at people to stay off my driveway and stuff. I don't have a lawn. It's going to have to be my driveway forty seven point seven percent. said they were able to care for their family. Forty two point four percent said they could do less overtime because if you're at home. You don't have to wait for the boss to leave free to leave. That's actually a really Japanese thing. You can't leave before the boss boss gets up, says goodnight. Everybody walks out then everyone else is allowed to get up and leave, which means the boss works late. You work even if you have no work to do if you're at home. If the boss is still at work, it does not matter so that's taken that off the table. Now you'll notice that the percentages didn't add up to one hundred and has because multiple answers were allowed, so don't worry about that. That was sixty percent like this, and then a percentage of that CPS and also liked something else. telecommuting is become a very popular thing in Japan and people seem to want to keep doing it. Since we're on technology and. Governments and work and things. The government has made a contact tracing APP use Bluetooth and like every other country where the government's coming out with a contact tracing up. People are very worried about privacy. So. The information though. Of course the first thing they said was, it does not collect personal data at all. No idea if that's true or not, but that's what the government's GonNa say the situation. If you are within one meter or less for fifteen minutes or more. You and that other person registers contact. And, then for fourteen days that record stays in the APP. If someone who meet that criteria test positive for virus. And registers in that APP, you will be notified, so you will know you have been in contact with someone who has ended up with Corona virus and you go get yourself checked out. You'll notice that last sentence, though someone test positive and has registered in the APP. is very difficult because for an APP like this to be effective. Seventy five percent of the population needs to have the APP. So doctors scientists, the people creating the technology. They're all saying. If we don't get seventy five percent of the population, this is essentially useless and with the privacy concerns in the lack of trust in the government, because this is being run by the government. The goal of seventy five percent saturation rates is very very unlikely. Since Ron Kovic News in. It's much lighter now, so I'm I'm actually weirdly. More likely to talk about it, because for a while, it was all covert news. It was getting a little depressing but it doesn't. It's starting to feel a little brighter. Yesterday they had twenty some cases in Tokyo. They're measuring Tokyo. Because that's where the case is still happening, it went down and they went up to forty s forty s forty s, and then it went down again. So there's sort of hit this lull and they're are trying to get that below into the bottoms, and then hopefully zero again just like new. Zealand seems to have been able to do. They found that different blood types..
"ron kovic" Discussed on Ninja News Japan
"Ignore covert. It's not gone. Other some interesting things that have happened. That aren't depressing. So I figured they were find talk about. Clothing Company that is created closed that generate electricity, and it's designed to kill germs. The materials called PILIC's. P. I e. l. e., X.. It also is supposed to stop orders or be effective against odor. So if you're like a stinky sweaty person and you wear this closed. The electricity is going to kill I. Guess the bacteria in your armpit or whatever that generates the stinky smell. Then you won't be stinky anymore. I am not particularly stinky when I sweat. I. Sure you didn't WanNa know that, but it was to lead to a second point I actually get very yellowy sweat so I actually have a lot of sweat stains throat shirts a lot, so I'm not stinky, but I look really gross when I sweat in the Japanese summer and is not afraid to me. They supposedly have already started selling this, and they have these really big goals for selling it for years and years to come, so the idea is that the fabric itself generates sort of low levels of electricity, and not will zap any sort of virus or bacteria or anything that hits the clothes and kill it. Now I'm wondering if this is static electricity that every time you shake hands with people or something. You're going to shock them. They didn't get into that. I assume it doesn't I. Don't think you could sell that and people would be happy about it, but since Ron. Kovic News Taro Aso's name. You have heard before. If you listen to podcasts for any amount of time, he is Japan's. Racist uncle. He is the Finance Minister? He holds a prime deputy position or something like that I didn't actually worry about it. He is the Cliche of a man who thinks that his country's the best his. He's essentially a Japan supremacist, which I don't think it's actually a word yet, but I think we just made it one. Japan weathered the covid thing weirdly well, because it seems like they did a lot of things incorrectly, they didn't test enough. They didn't do a lot of checks, but they had a relatively low rate, so he claims that other people from other countries were calling him directly and saying. Do you have drug? Do you have something that you guys are using to keep the numbers really low like? Can you help us out in his response was. Japan's higher level. Of Cultural, standards is the reason. So his actual quotas I have received phone calls. Do you have a drug? No, our cultural standards different and they fall silent. Because in his mind, they're thinking. Wow, JAPAN IS A. Nation they are superior people. They just they survive. Diseases and pandemics without drugs without without anything just because they're such good people that actually probably what's going on in his head in real life. What's happening is is like. What a Dick Answer because you. You didn't have to say that asks. You didn't have to say. Our cultural standards are different by by different. He means better. You could have said Oh a lot. Of Japanese people wear masks. That's really common here. Japanese people wash a lot, so they're relatively clean. They don't actually shake hands that much they vow. There were a lot of things that you could have suggested we've theorized on. Engineers Japan as to why it had less impact, but again just guessing I'm not a scientist, just like president trump. But the best part is that. Tato also is just a bit of an asshole. And, so he's holding this up. As Japan is a superior country, thing is there are people who've actually died from the disease here and one of the interesting comments in the article and on twitter and stuff when they're responding to this just Japanese citizens general was like he just doesn't care about victims. Of the disease, the families of those people who've been hurt. He's just touting Japan is a great country, and that's why the numbers were. He's not thinking about the real fact that you know. Even the numbers are low. Those are still numbers that are actually people in those people actually died, but he took this as a moment to flout Japanese superiority. and honestly what we can expect his comments like that until the man dies, because he has been a constant source of just great ones, because he just actually believes in Japanese superiority. The irony here. Is that the cove? It's not gone. We've had a secondary outbreak I think last week. We said it was Kitakyushu. They had like a second small outbreak, and they were all panicking gotta make sure. This doesn't happen again so hopefully, whatever did get it under control or keep it under control in the first place is GonNa. Keep happening, but. Now, I can't even say that. You kind of want an outbreak just looks like a Dick, but too many people would actually have to suffer for that to happen so. All I want is tunnel also to catch it. And even that seems pretty horrible when. The Prime Minister of England it Boris Johnson. For a moment I was happy. Because, he was the one he said. Let's open the country. Let's do heard immunity and heard immunity means like X. amount of people have to get it so that it actually sort of runs through the population, so the irony of him getting it I kind of enjoyed that, but then. You know humanity kicks in I realized like he is even if I find him detestably human being, and I shouldn't be wishing sickness on people and. So, I don't. jokes are there and I think jokes are fine, but at the end of the day we have to be really clear. Don't want people to get sick. Even people who are just awful. And, that's what the No. We're GONNA FINISH ON. Don't wish ill on your enemies. How about that sounds a little more positive? So keep taking care and keep washing your hands and keep wearing a mask. I have been wearing a mask because of the cove in nineteen thing, and actually it has worked against my allergies so even if it's not keeping me safe from the disease, my allergies have been significantly reduced I've taken way less medication than I have in previous years. If you have allergies. It's not weird to wear a mask anymore. Mac so just on the train outside walking around. Gives you.
"ron kovic" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
"One thousand nine hundred horse it's affecting the world of Hollywood the Hollywood Foreign Press Association suspended the eligibility rules for the Golden Globe Awards and let it movie theater closures necessitated by the spread of the Krona Virus. The suspensions which are temporary but could be extended mean that films that loss are Los Angeles the actual runs can still qualify for the Golden Globes and exhibitors will no longer be required to invite h FPA members to official screenings the H F P announced a statement the measures were taken to adjust the requirements for Golden Globes awards eligibility. The rule has been temporarily suspended to cover the period from March fifteenth to April thirtieth. Seventy th Golden Globe awards scheduled to take place in January of twenty twenty one. But that's good to see here jolly standard stand. People can't get to the movies and therefore you get to loosen things up in terms of qualification. Yeah and I think it's the right move to by the Hollywood foreign press. I'm sure the Academy Awards Are also taking a close look at what the Hollywood foreign press is doing right now before they make decision how they'll on how this might affect the Oscars next year absolutely. Let's hope By that point you've got some better news here. There isn't a second wave of this pandemic some other news. I found this fascinating. Spike Lee. Take an instagram one. Of My favorite directors. He shared a script he wrote for an UN produced Jackie Robinson bio-pic based on the iconic ballplayers nineteen seventy-two autobiography which is probably titled. I never had it made. According to spike wanted Denzel Washington the lead character taking on the mantle the first African American baseball player to break the color barrier and join Major League baseball a few years earlier washed. It started lease Malcolm X. The actor bleed. He was too old to play. Jackie Robinson at the time hundred and fifty five page script is available through the dropbox link in Spike Lee's Instagram page and at first glance appears to the majority of Robinson's life including his collegiate career at UCLA. His time spent in the military. He's essentially the majors and even his life after baseball. Like many of Lee's films we have no doubt it's an unflinching look. At a complex character forces straddle the racial cultural and political lines that exist in twentieth century. America if you can't see it in theaters we can at least in our heads that's from. Av Club. I always find this interesting. Joe You talk to any filmmaker and they will speak about produced screenplays at work that they would love to do. They couldn't collaborate on Spike Lee. And Jackie Robinson I mean that seems like would have been match-ban avid now. Obviously forty two came out to. Who knows if it'll ever happen but I'm curious to take a look at the script? Me To mulling through it right now. And it's it's it's the real thing he wasn't lying. I don't know why he would have been lying but ad and we need to get the sinophile players ready and we gotta make this thing all right. Let's get a little gofundme going. Let's try to get up. Where little kickstarter campaign at eventually? We could see this. That'd be awfully cool. Mount Rushmore all right. Tim enertainment news. Now let's get the Mount Rushmore. Jim carrey movies inspired by my brother. Who said Yeah. You'RE GONNA like Bruce Almighty. I think it's one of his best films. I don't think it's one of his best films. It's close to here. I'm going to give you his best and this is tricky because just a hang on. How do you balance? Drama with the comedy. So I'm GonNa give you a one out now drama attornal sunshine of the spotless mind in which he's tremendous. Joel a guy who wishes he could remove the love of his life because it's too painful to endure these memories. It was really creative and inspired rave reviews back in two thousand and four. A Shea was not nominated for best actor but I think it's one of his best films no doubt about L. include the Truman show which is again a comedy would also very dramatic. This was the point where Kerry was really diving into the waters of more dramatic roles. Andrew Nicol wrote the script felt like I was ahead of its time. Peter we are the director kind of predicted reality television Ed Harris Fantastic while movie and carry really sells the role and he does so by showing how torture this guy's realising that life there's a TV show for the entertainment of everyone so those two to me were locks on? Of course I gotTA GO ACE. Ventura pet detective which I re watched I watched it last the twenty fifth anniversary still hysterical and announced the birth of a new comedic. Talent will do anything for a laugh whether it's talking bought or just screaming or the ridiculous hairs actions to me. That's gotta be in there so that leaves only one coveted spot. What else can you get on here? I'm going to exclude dumb and dumber. I'm going to go with Liar. Liar I think to me. This is like Jim Carrey as Jerry Lewis. The physical comedy is unmatched. It's one of these high concept comedy. Just Bruce Almighty Jim Carey becomes God. Well in this case Jim Carey can't tell a lie and what he does with. That material is so inspired and so funny. I think Lila is really one of his best works. That is my Mount Rushmore Eternal Sunshine. The Truman Show Ace Ventura Liar. Liar I know you dumb and Dumber fans are gonNA come at me. I couldn't get it in. The mask obviously is great. Nobody's voting for the majestic. Obviously cable guy do is underrated would have liked to get it some love but that's GonNa be my choice. I've a feeling Joe. You'RE NOT GONNA GO MR penguins. What are you got No I won't be doing that today. But Oh it's a heartless this very very heartless I I will get me myself and Irene will be on my Mount Rushmore. Jim carrey movies. I love that movie. I think it's so funny if anyone's listening who hasn't seen that. It is not a family film. It is not meant to be watched with your kids. It is filthy foul but there is some it's just Jim Carrey at his finest plane a personal split personality. I'm also going to agree with you on eternal sunshine. Spotless Mind Love Michelle Dri in general. I will have to throw that on my list if you're going with pet detective. I'M GONNA go with Ace Ventura when nature calls love Africa. Love that scene where he's coming out of the the but that's so so so funny though. The the Rhino Giving Birth. Tim Alone is one of the greatest scenes ever. Jim Carey movie. Go ahead so good and the family. Just watching him do it. I would have lifted been onset that day and then my last one will be a tough call the cable guy only because the mask the mask is really a a light movie. A lot of his movies are the kids gates dark. It's brooding and it's sinister still very funny so I'll throw that on just because it gave conflicting emotions. The entire time watched it. I agree and it was different. Ben Stiller directed. It was not a hit. It was Jim. Carrey'S I bomb at the box office but I'm with you. I think it's better than people realize. Darkly funny the Lisp I mean the fact is as Lonely Guy. Desperate for attention we. Tv's perverted his life. I mean that show were there. The word game they're doing nipple he's trying to get across. That will see hysterical. I'm with the cable guy. Darkly funny and good stuff there. As far as Jim Carrey's best movies as always you can tweet me sinophile pot or Adan as for and let us know what your favorite Jim. Carrey movie is now. It's time for total recall. Total recall now. It's time for total recall from nine hundred ninety these films from Nineteen eighty-nine Driving Miss Daisy. Won Best Picture this. Give me one of the worst best picture winners ever. What else was nominated for? Best picture that year Joe. Born on the fourth of July dead poet's society field of dreams and my left foot interesting mixture driving Miss Daisy dead poet's society field of dreams are highly sentimental idealistic. My left foot is a happy ending. But it's also very dark in terms of what Christie Brown is dealing with and then born the fourth of July is a very heavy movie and antiwar and a bit of a tough watch. I'll be honest. I'm going to feel the dreams. What the hell. I love baseball more than anything and I think I get the fact that sentimental but people will come. Ray People will most definitely come. Kevin Costner Never Better James Earl Jones magnificent wonderful script Phil Alden Robinson I believe was a director of it and I love the source material. Which is right. W PECAN SELA noted Canadian who wrote shoeless Joe. I Love Field of dreams. I know it gets people chasing Schmaltz if it hits the hard for me. I'm glad it was nominated for best patriot. One that would have thought that all the academy baseball fans but I definitely like seeing that whenever driving. Miss Daisy Joe. I will agree with you. I will put field of dreams as well one because yes. I am a baseball fan to kind of goes into our conversation of Boston and Buffalo earlier. I'm glad to see I will get love as a mid Westerner and so why not field of dreams? That's a great point. Actually Right Midwest never wins this kind of stuff. Our best director was Oliver Stone for born the Fourth of July. This was his Second Academy Award having also won for platoon. Who Else was nominated Woody Allen for crimes and Misdemeanors Peter? We're for dead poet's Society Kenneth Brannagh for Henry V in Jim Sheridan from Manila foot. I'd love to give it to Kenneth Branagh for Henry. The fifth because it honestly is a great shakespearian adaptation and he and Kevin Kline by the two best at doing Shakespeare in the world. Right now the other ones I think you know the the star is better than directing meaning. My left foot. Jim Sheridan's all deal dead poet's society. I think it's all Robin Williams. More than Peter Weird. I do think that movies a little far fetched at times crimes and Misdemeanors I. Don't think is gonNA Woody Allen's best movies although I was a little surprised him up there for best director screenplay could've taken so I will agree with the academy Oliver Stone. It's visceral movie. It's anti war against from Oliver's heart. Tom Cruise is Ron Kovic. Playing a guy a wheelchair me early in the movie. Of course he loves American Blues and patriotism of the war sours him and he goes against it. It's very powerful stuff from all over stone. A worthy win I agree with you and the Academy with born on the fourth of July is really tough. Watch it. It's it's it's it's a heavy subject but I think the academy got right so Oliver Stone for sure. I was going to say not a movie. I've seen twice and I'm no desire to see at once. You should best actor was Daniel. Day-lewis this was his first best actor Oscar. I think it was the right decision. But who else was nominated. Kenneth Branagh for Henry V. Tom Cruise born on the fourth of July Morgan Freeman driving. Miss Daisy Robin Williams for dead. Poet's Society I. This was the birth of D D. L method acting. I mean this was for those who are unaware of Christy Brown. He was an artist. Painter can only do it with his left foot. The only thing he had a control otherwise you know his body completely betrayed him. It's a heartbreaking performance and at times he's missed anthropic character. He's got the big beard. He's tough to understand. He's virtually unintelligible but it was an incredible performance. I mean this was heavyweight champion performances by Daniel Day. Lewis no brainer that. He won best actor. Although shadow to Kenneth Branagh Gang Greatest Henry the fifth. I agree with you. I think Daniel day-lewis definitely is worthy of it. Catherine a rate would have always always advocate for Robin Williams. No matter what but I'll go Daniel Day. Lewis Best Actress was Jessica Tandy for driving miss. Daisy what else was nominative. Isabelle Adjani. Four Camille Claudel Pauline Collins for Surely Ballantyne just delaying for music box. Michelle pfeiffer for the fabulous. Baker boys never seen Camille Claudel Shirley Valentine or music box.
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Oh it's it's It's really great that you guys are doing this and and you know I had the privilege of being there a couple years ago for your conference and I've gotta say the quality of the panelists. The speakers was just awesome and then the forward thinking of of some of the companies that that were there as well as the company sponsoring the the the the program just extraordinary if you had to highlight sort of the top two to three things that that are what makes this conference attractive and why people should be streaming it. April second and April third What are those two or three things that you want them to know? First of all where it'd be focusing on the challenges at covent maintained puzzles to surgical patient. That people are not really talking about with the from Pulmonary Perspective infectious these perspective magin patients really close up and potentially getting infected. That's something we'll address. We'll also bring forward some of the really top wine telehealth companies that are working in the space out there that people should be aware of these tools exists to get a sense of what technologies are available to you. It beyond just video visits is a lot more than that than shouldn't for that but also some really amazing partners in this whole event including zero and bts Ma. You guys did a really awesome ideal. A focus group. Last time I was there and I mean that brought about some great ways for me to think through things. I've shared some of that stuff with my team. And just brilliant stuff their idea for those who don't know came up with the concept design thinking that designed the first mouse for Steve Jobs. They have since gone on to be leaders in in how to use that thinking principles to solve problems. And what to do with this time to coming on early in the conference and they're going to be crowd sourcing from the people in log in challenges facing Ron Kovic. Deniger offline and in the background to a Hacker. Thon with their community to solve the problem showcase to us with design communicant do for healthcare and at the end of the conference that come in and finish the confidence. Show us the examples of what they've come up with with the whole community very exciting should be funneled to think a first. That's cool yet. You know and and today has never been I mean it. It's best time in history. I think to engage with with a program like this You know as far as details on on how to access it how much it costs all that stuff can you? Can you level set with US absolutely first of all it's free? We wanted to make this accessible to everyone with no barriers is the purpose of this share ideas of nations. So people can borrow steal build on. These concepts are in descends for. What does it stand for as a rip off and deploy? I love it and we're GONNA try to capitalize that as much as possible these great solutions so it's free the best way to access it is to go to. Www dot gov the health and for timing is right that these are folks that just make sure you're right. Www DOT DOC SF dot health in Australia The WWW D. O. C. SF DA health and the front pages link you'd like that will be streaming on crowd cast streaming on A twitter believe will be stinging on Youtube and facebook and all the material will be later available to registrants. Nossa others eventually Chula for on demand. That's awesome the final and so give us a little insight like you know. Many many of us haven't done a meeting like this. Wha Wha what can be expected are their interactions like todd. Tell us a little bit more about logistics and what that looks like a great question. You're good at this. So here's the thing This is really super platform relatively straightforward two years. You'll be able to see the speaker. You'll be able to see their slide back at the HAB one. Maybe more than one speaker on the screen the same time and the right side. The Spain there's a social Networking section was very much a streaming a male chain of comments. And we'll have a question answer session. We can ask the audience to rank ideas and thoughts. So there's a way I interface. Not Quite we can go off from the side and have a meeting but you certainly can Communicate from amongst members of seen people Answer each other's questions and engage in conversation we will have moderators on that side to answer questions. We know the answer to and some of the More relevant questions can be asked to be actual questioned button and then people can up rank and Dan. Rank questions really liked this question when they click on it. When you click on it goes to the top and then will spend over half the time with each speaker answering questions. 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"ron kovic" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"The launch is three point five times bigger than the last game. In the series twenty thirteen's animal crossing leaf unintended three s which was the previous biggest launch for this series. It is also the biggest single game launch. Unintended switch since the call came out although if you combine sales pokemon sword and shield together. Those games enjoyed a bigger first week. This only factor this only factors in physical sales it does not include digital download numbers which may have been higher than usual considering the concerns. Ron Kovic teen that has seen the UK government recommend that citizens stay indoors intended. It's does not share digital downloads externally. So yes I mean when you combine that with UK you combine it with Japan and then extrapolate from personal experience right now the fact that as an animal crossing fan. I was stoked for this. Obviously I was when I walked on the office to see who else wanted to code and nobody else did. It was just me and Joe is like. Oh that's weird but to get to where it is now. Where every tweet I see is about animal crossing Jenin Lucius. Showing you talk about animal crossing the fact that you blessing an andy broke down or like I guess I should try it out like you imagine this is going to fucking be way bigger than the right and it makes me. It makes me wonder how much the state of the world right now plays into is. Is it a thing where everybody is at home right now? Seeing everybody else playing animal crossing just transfers over. And everybody's just like this is all play. This thing together is. Is that what it is? Is there something about animal crossing between the release of new leaf on the three s? And you horizons now. What was there was a period of growth there as far as people knowing about democracy and people being curious about crossing and the success of the Swiss Consul Self. That is then lending to animal crossing blowing up in this way like there. There are multiple factors at play but it. It's really cool to see that. There's the animal crossing a game that I would have expected to have such a a significant launch week Came out and has had one of the best launch weeks on switch like. That's that's crazy. I think honestly in a lot of ways. Yeah it's the perfect storm because I think so. Many people have heard about animal crossing for so long. But have you had in? I'm not trying to throw rocks here because obviously there's been a lot and is successful nintendo systems. That's not what I'm saying. Have you had an attendance system so beloved by Gamers right like everybody loved their three but it was something you could put down to walk away from never think about right like whereas like the switches such different ball of wax in the way that you can take it with you. I mean it's perfect writing. Here's what I WANNA do and it's going to sound like I'm taking left. Turn stick with me all right. I saw a tweet from a Games writer last night that I want to bring into this conversation and I speak to what you're talking about less of. Hey is this right. Time right place kind of thing. Obviously with everything going on and Kobe on venture be dot com. Mike Manati who I know from showing up at events covering stuff with and all that stuff reviewed half-life Alex Right in this headline is this half Alex Review a great. Vr Game for the wrong time reviewing Reviewing half-life Alex's mistrustful endeavor part of that is the usual rigors of critiquing a game trying to be before a deadline but this vr experiences landing at a time when pandemic is taking hold over the world. So you know I'm already be a bit on edge. Bundle that with how playing. Vr can be uncomfortable announced his more survival horror. Take on the franchise I'm sorry and combined that with the more survival take on the franchise and I often wish they didn't have to play this game at this particular moment in history obviously goes on like that I think it's a very interesting piece for Mike Attention when Mike put up this twitter threat last night before I even knew about this. That went like this. Oh my God Holy Shit. Stop emailing me. Tweeting at me or contact me at all. Tell me you're mad that I'm quote penalizing half-life Alex releasing during covert unquote. I'm sorry I tried to talk about. How game made me feel next time? I'll give you a plot summary and say something about very good level designers. Some shit look. I went This game would be a ninety but because of Kobe is now an eighty more. Ha ha ha. The eighty is just what I felt. The game deserves. I'm glad a lot of people love it. And thing is revolutionary. I don't it's okay. Trust me I'm not that big of a deal. I know I shouldn't let this get to me. But this is a pretty rough time to have a barrage strangers telling me that. I'm unprofessional. Bad at my job all because of this insane idea of objectivity that doesn't make any sense a lot packed into that and I think it's really fascinating to discuss but I think it's the other side of the coin to your argument that I agree with that. I think yes right now. People are being told shelter place. You're at your home. People are on cell. Corn teams are going to some extent stir-crazy. Nc you see everyone online playing this wholesome game where you go and catch bugs and plant flowers and live on this island and get to talk to people and even though I don't think people are playing that game and like oh I'm socializing with the characters animal crossing the NPC's on my island as much as you're playing that game and then socializing socializing online or visiting Jazz island trading items or sending letters that are making it feel like you're not alone in this time. Yeah and it's it's one of those games where it's so like as far as like your feelings while playing that game. Last night I be La- bloodborne and I found it. Yeah it was one of those things where I played a. I like I cleaned. I cleared out like a certain area real quick so I could level up One of my skills and then I turned it off because right now I started game. I wanted to be playing how you need to do. The same point of that halfway through you just read right. Lake bloodborne excellent excellent. Excellent game playing it right now. I don't feel doing it because it's there's already so much stress in general To just add a game that is purposely stressful that is great because of how stressful it is to play. That's not necessarily like the game. Owning playing whereas anal crossing is such an easy play for me. Beat saver is such an easier right now. I just I just finished up doubt goose game last night. Which is a super easy playwright. These games are very chill relaxing for the most part and Obetsebi probably a different type relaxing but like feel feel feel good Games. Yeah me say something like getting in that group getting in that Zan. It's it's reliable way. Guitar here is relaxing. All notes on the highway like it takes it. Takes your mind off of what's going on right now. He gets to just exist kind of in that Matrix and that's not to say that like you know knocking to play any any hard action games right now. We are GONNA come out soon. Which is another special game. Which is a game actually. Honestly in this in this atmosphere that we're in right now might be received a certain way but in that game gave me comes out. I'M GONNA play. I'm probably GONNA love it because I loved Ari to in that that I'm very much looking forward to you but I definitely understand the idea of Yeah like Half Life Alex Beings. We are game as super stressful. You know is kind of hindering my experience with right now in the situation that we're in whereas animal crossing a game that is all about just like just just hanging only making your pretty. Yeah being outside and like you know like crossing is such a perfect game for the time. We're in because of what it is that I understand the I understand this kind of communal experience. There were all having right now playing it especially when you look at celebrities laying in wait crossing right. I shout out writing shot but I pointed out crazy teagan on the map. I'd never heard of it. It's Kinda like how can you put a? What's his name from Beatles? Paul McCartney on the Magic never heard of Paul McCartney Silicon Yeah Yeah. Us is the one who put Paul McCartney on the map for everything shouts to canyon. Paul McCartney only one great song but you know Chrissy Teigen sweeping out. Of course Kristie can tweet ball games in general like definitely like a video game player in her own life. So that's not like a crazy thing happened. Seeing people on twitter who I would not have expected to be tweeting video games so much tweeting about animal crossing. In how like asking? How do I catch spiders and all this stuff right later? There is such a great shared experience with that game in terms of how you play in terms of Since things happen on a daily cycle a lot of people are just on the on the same day and so people are like okay cool. Let's all wait for tomorrow until the museum opens like that kind of experience. I feel like plays well for everybody being stuck in home and community. Isolating time right. Yeah exactly so blessing. I WANNA back to the conversation we had on Friday. Where do you think this nets out in the top switch games soul because remember right now? It's number I gave you a link but if you're not a listener I am going to round up to the highest numbers here now. Actually no I won't because I'M GONNA but I'M GONNA say Greg Way anyways number one. This is the top selling games bestseller. Which Games is according to the PD VEG number one? Mario Kart Eight deluxe with twenty two point. Nine six million number two smash brothers with seventeen point six eight million number three Odyssey with sixteen point five nine million number four breath the wild with sixteen point thirty four million number five Shield Sixteen Point Zero. Six million number six POKEMON. Let's go Piquiachu And Combine Eleven point seven six million in the number seven was tuned to nine point. Eight one million. When we did this last time the argument you and I went back and forth on. His is animal crossing big enough to overthrow pokemon. Which has always been such a staple of yeah and help in so where I think we both left. It was that it would be. Let's go eleven thirty six but not be certain shield at sixteen point zero well. Here's here's my thing. I'm still Mike. Is these numbers are reported December? Thirty First Nineteen pokemon sword and shield is going to make its way to number one maybe number number one number two at a certain point. I'm not really. Yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah And so I had crossing comfortably above. Let's go peek. Achieve and then below legends OUGHTA BRECHFA wild. And I still don't know if I am at the place where I I find it hard to believe. The Animal Crossing New Horizons is going to outsell breath. The Wild at sixteen point thirty four million than said with house done so far like I might let that up. I might say yeah. It might be above ruffo breath wild and I might put it A. I might put it in that case right if in my mind. Number One and number two on shield and Mario Kart eight deluxe right number three we smash rather Goldschmidt number. Four would be super. Mario Odyssey you odyssey. So close to breath Watson right now. That's another thing sixteen point fifty nine million versus Zelda's sixteen point thirty four million home man right and that's the thing is like I've as everyone who's ever listening Greg Miller talker watch like a pocket. I'm not a numbers Guy Right. And so it's always so hard for me to predict this kind of thing but based on these numbers right now it is fascinating question. And I don't see it slowing down in the fact that every day now I see more people granted. This is all haphazard but I see more people going all right. Find a buying this animal crossing right like I saw what I think. It was either last night walking. Portier the first thing today like even like Emmett Watkins Juniors like hell. Yeah Man I got. I got my paycheck. I'm I think I'm going to do the crossing. It's my first one and I see so many people say that this is my first one. I'm jumping in. What do I need to do what I know right like I don't know man? I think animal crossing is going to sit along ranks of Mario Odyssey and breath a lot. I don't know like how those things are. Going to net out like Mariachis. Libya breath allowed in terms of numbers. Because it's already surpassed it but in will crossing is going to be in that sphere right. It's going to be in that in that three four fifth fifth spot spear I'm going to say like yeah in the sixteen million range. That's kind of where I'm at right now. Yeah it's GonNa be fucking fascinating. 'cause I yeah you don't you figure the to your point right of like Pokemon Short Sword Shield still selling probably way above the sixteen point zero six million right like when you look at this chart. What's interesting of course the release dates and you start thinking about granted..
"ron kovic" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Quarterback Hey you know what I don't care only one once the border around uses quarterback to manage that but like you you throwing cold water on welfare Ron Kovic okay there's fun easy all full year they had on the he's dead I could coach the leader of men she will call me the and have instant credibility John it's been lacking that well there's got to be easier for and I'm not gonna Basha Mike McCarthy hiring you find a higher and I think the year off is gonna help him a lot really dull I think he needed the year it already great piece as I had it king there a wall wall McCarty where basically medic yeah I got to be more analytically driven maybe taking a page out of John Harbaugh's playbook I love that that's the sort of stuff if I'm a team I'm all ears and maybe McCord T. took the head of school school that narrative that was out there last offseason the game maybe had passed him by will but my full you gotta be analytically German Acosta I'm sorry you're not you're missing and will not collecting the toll that could help you win ball games if you think I'm wrong well the Baltimore Ravens yes one more Jackson helps a great deal certain in game coaching decisions they've changed dramatically for John horrible and a change for the better eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six we got a lot more I drew Brees is a wrecker night and this changing of the gorge that you kind of witnessing with the NFL quarterback will come right back the P. K. he they he he he he choose.
"ron kovic" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Challenge people some of us though d._j. Nick one stop landed. Musica country star dondo set listening bruce jesse jackson. Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of settlers bruce. Your podcast all about bruce springsteen his music and mostly as fans. I am your host jesse jackson and joining me tonight or today depending on when you're listening to this is one of by by podcast brothers <hes> part of the southgate media group. I've got kevin from the kevin long. Show with me. How are you doing. I'm good how are you. I am awesome. <hes> it's for those of you. You've been on the show before but everyone's podcast awed cast could be someone's first podcast so tell them a little about yourself case so i think this is my fourth time on the show i think so oh yes so i am kevin long and i'm the host of the kevin long. Show we do an episode on mondays i talking about magic items or magic spells from the dungeons and dragons game and on thursday. We have a more in-depth discussion discussion on dungeons and dragons in all its various forms and editions yeah <hes> some very interesting arresting stuff. You've done some creative things you know. Played games talked about different things one of my hole in my pop culture <hes> being is i have never really played dungeons and dragons. There's still time jesse. There's still time yeah <hes> you know. I get the concept and you'll see it on t._v. He i mean <hes> is zombie. Last season had the you know playing and you know and big bang theory and <hes>. I guess stranger things <hes> so yeah. I guess i'm going to have to jump on the <hes> horse visit about that so very cool. <hes> kevin has <hes> been a big supporter of settling bruce <hes> he has edited podcast outcast for me. He has always is one of the first to <hes> re tweet and share my post and so <hes> he is a wonderful <hes> husband and father <hes> usually his kids join us of so well and <hes> i look forward to <hes> when i'm on kevin show the the kids join us and they they share what's going on with them so it's always just wonderful full but tonight. We're gonna talk a little springsteen. Aren't we yeah we are so <hes> kevin reached out to me and he says he just see <hes> you know i'm a casual springsteen fan at best but i've watched his netflix special and i have thoughts so let's talk about that a little bit you you had like i said we've shared a few things <hes> you you actually went through the newbies right you listen to dead different springsteen songs <hes> so what would your thoughts going into when when you saw that they were going to film the broadway well. What did you heard about the broadway show so i've only heard about the broadway show on what you and your guests have talked about and you you went right. Yes i was lucky enough to go so that's that's what i've heard and that's what i knew about it and you had in some of the earlier shows you had hinted that you were hoping that netflix or one of these on demand streaming websites would would would pick this up and then the news broke that netflix was indeed doing it and i was really excited added about that just because i like to call it a documentary but i like stuff like that yeah being able to see i guess the closest thing i would have to it would be like v._h._1. <hes> behind the story or m._t._v.'s unplugged where you just get a more <hes>. What's the word i'm looking for. You just get a closer look at the people not just the the band and why they wrote the songs they did so. I like things like that yeah so <hes> how now obviously when i went <hes> i had a huge expectations when i went and saw it live live in <hes> obviously being a bruce springsteen <hes> fanatic <hes> i had no i you know i i was totally satisfied. You know it it. It met my expectations hi. What kind of expectations did you have given. I'm not on sure. I had any expectations like i was hoping for a good show. Okay that's fair enough. I don't like wasting my time yeah and and i definitely got a good show. <hes> and a little the expectation was a good show and add what i got was a phenomenal show yeah <hes> so <hes> when i went and saw it <hes> you know they they announce your please turn off your cell phones. <hes> please. I hope you know keep it quiet. They turn out the lights and all of a sudden bruce comes out and there's no good evening gene or how you doing. He immediately starts into the show right. I was really surprised by that and was kinda. Whoa this is not a concert. This is a show. What is your thoughts about it. I thought it was really great. I wasn't necessarily like everything. I've heard from bruce. He's a guitar guy so when he started on the piano. I was like oh this. This is different and yeah so i mean i'm. I'm not surprised that he has multi instrumental talents not something i was used to yeah but i would like to start at the beginning. Hey it's probably been a month or two now that you had a lady on your show and you talked about you talked about language and how how just because a person uses foul language doesn't mean you have to do it or that. That makes them a bad add person right. I had to start had to start this show three times because as soon as he dropped his first f-bomb the wife was like okay children. Yes absolute bad and husband. You probably shouldn't be watching this with the children around. Yes you know and that was my thought like hey look. This is obviously who bruce is going to have to deal with it and just because has bruce drops an f. bomb. The kitchen know that if i hear them drop enough bond. There's a bar soap in the bathroom. Yeah and you know we did have that discussion. Where where and that's how i trained train. That's how we raise. Chris is <hes> that's adult language and <hes> when you're an adult if you choose to use language like that that's fine but not as <hes> a child. That is an appropriate have you can't do it <hes> <hes> were you offended by it. I i don't think so just to each their own. Yeah and you know one of the things i i have really enjoyed. I think one of the reasons why <hes> you and i have developed this long distance friendship through this is you are by nature non-judgmental. <hes> you truly look for the best in everyone one. <hes> you are big believer in live and let live <hes> we have talked about <hes> people in alternate lifestyles. It's <hes> how <hes> we're supporting them. As much as we can. <hes> you know because we believe live and let live so i'm not surprised is by that but i had to ask right. Now it <hes> iris the story at one of the thoughts i had is how much of the story in his show was in his book so that's a great question and i'm glad had you brought it up. <hes> we there is in in theory kevin i could take the audio version of him reading his book and splice it with breath acoustical versions of the songs and it would give you the bones of most of the show okay but however he adds you know some drama to it and <hes> you know some the way he he reads some of them for emotional response. <hes> you know like he makes it funny when he talks about you know i'm mr born to run and i live blank miles from my <hes> born born to stay just doesn't work the same way you know and that's funny and then when he tells the story about going to the draft board and coming back and telling his parents that he didn't get selected and he told the story that his dad was like i can't wait to the army gets you can't wait to the army gets you and then when that actually happens their child he because that's good that's good and then when bruce very very quietly says but i often wonder who went in my place right that's that's touching and that's chilling and so forth there are so i guess the answer is some of the stories he shares in the book but the way he tells them in this makes them more dramatic. Does that make since yeah for sure okay. It's it's interesting that you brought up the part about going to the draft board and his thoughts on on who went in his place because i might have misinterpreted the story wrong but he said that he did everything he could to not get get drafted correct absolutely and he talked about that that he was glad that mad dog lynn mad dog lopez and the other other members that went with him did not get drafted but he does have that. I don't wanna say survivor's guilt because that's the wrong word right but i think he does have that guilt of you. Know someone someone someone had to go instead of me and what happened to that person and yeah go ahead no go ahead finish finish and so and i think that's one of the reasons why <hes> in the book he talks about <hes> reading the book born in u._s._a. And then meeting ron kovic <hes> and <hes> in how how he has done a lot of work with veterans and vietnam veterans and and supporting them and and raising money and <hes> the cynical person could say well. It's easy for a rich rockstar to do that in. Maybe he's just trying to pay off his guilt of not going. I think the other person is i think just because you have that guilt doesn't mean what you're doing isn't of consequences in isn't something good to do right so i guess my question is it's. I don't know it's important to me and i'm not gonna say that he wasn't that he's not a draft dodger. 'cause it's not what it sounded like to me but let's say that a person does draft dot draft the dodge dodge dodge the draft yes and spent his life thinking about those people that went in his place and works with veterans does everything he can and another person dodgers the draft and is just like screw you you guys would not the way of the way we look at people would not the way be the same lake jake. You both dodge the draft so y you know what i don't know how to explain it. No i and i think like <unk>. Get what i wondered about that because i think that's an interesting point. Kevon is <hes> you know like there are people well still to this day that are very unhappy about jane fonda because of.
"ron kovic" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Say that a pitcher's mound. The most lonely place in sports. I think I think kickin is right up there being a kicker. I mean, that's all you you stand there by yourself for three hours kicking a ball into a net with no idea of of where it's going. I mean, that's the one thing that that you got a problem with with kicking into a net like that on the sideline and they're not really anything else. You can do as a kicker, but that right like in baseball. You can go into the cage under the stadium, and you can take swings and say, all right. I'm hitting line drives around getting under it. You can see what's happening. As a kicker kick into a net. Do you really have any idea the trajectory of your ball how the wind is blowing? You don't know till you get out there and the wind before the game is not the same at halftime is not the same four hours after the game started, especially in Chicago on that interview. He did say he felt like he he said he felt like he he tried to push it to the left a little bit more to try to take it up into the wind. And if you remember the first kick the practice one he did that same thing pretty effectively. But no hand got up an tip that I one. So if you're a bears fan, you you're hurting this one and a half empty stadium last night. The audio of Cody parkey running off the field. Getting booed was it was like. Kawhi Leonard going back to San Antonio last week. It was pretty bad him getting booed. So we do have some some pretty hilarious audio if you miss this guy who put this on he put this on on Twitter almost immediately following the football game. He's at Soldier Field. He's by himself, by the way, he's leaving the field any any? I mean, he can't he can't deal with the fact that Cody parkey has missed yet another field goal this year. And I guess this is I guess Ron kovic spoke about it last week when he had Jagger Payton on from Walter Payton Sunday said, hey, the kicking game or the special teams could be the difference in the game. I just think you know, you gotta get stopped there for the bears. You can't let it come down to your kicker having to do it. If you're this dominant defense get takeaways get scores and get a stop, but could not stop Nick foles. So here's this this diehard bears fan as he's talking yelling into his camera as he's leaving Soldier Field. He's walking briskly. You gotta give him credit for for keeping himself in focused, by the way. He's walk. It off all this camera. But here's here's some voicing. His frustration. With bears kicker, Cody. Million.
"ron kovic" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Catches he has with Caroline kava as Ron, kovic mother. I mean, those are big, actually scenes but really stuck with me. Are you mentioned one of these quieter scenes with his father played by Raymond? Barre. I also appreciate it another moment, and this is when Kovac is in the veterans hospital and he's already been told, he'll never walk again, but he insists undoing the daily physical therapy and we see him in this scene hanging limply from crutches. Let's out a big smile and declares that he's improving even though everyone else in the scene and often the audience know that all these doing is becoming better dragging his legs, that combination of physical activity and confidence, I think is a Tom Cruise moment if I've ever seen one, but then underlined by this sad reality of situation. Yeah, for my number two, I've got a little bit of listener assistance. This is voice mail from one of our regulars now, Jeff, Milo fighting Milo in Ferndale, Michigan and I'm. Thinking about Tom Cruise for your next show? I think about the cruise performances that stick with me. I think they spring from something like just rising to an occasion. If I could make an appraisal on cruise, it would be that he, he really responds to challenge. I think I think most of his famous roles and scenes are when he goes toe to toe and face to face with actors, who are generally considered a greater to above them, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, or maybe these challenged by, you know, intense eccentric meticulous directors like Oliver Stone or Stanley Kubrick. So I don't know that might sound like a back can compliment, but when he goes against Nicholson or mack-san's, Idaho or Jason Robards, I think like an athlete making that last hail Mary play. You really see him rise to to that -cation the scene that's ever ingrained. In my regard for him is his commutation of his father Robarts in magnolia, I love nervous, deep breaths these taking love that he's kinda tortuously pulled into crying for this man that he hates because you just can't control it. And that's it. You know, you're, you're watching a man looses control over his hate. I was there. She waited for your call. For you to come. Cry. Not gonna. Is gut wrenching and heartbreaking and beautiful, and I love it when he rises to those occasions ratio guys take Jeff there. I think with a really smart take on cruise overall as a performer and a great choice of Frank TJ Mackey in magnolia, and that scene in particular because that's where I'm at with my number two. And we had a few listeners like Jason Ican earlier. And Adam wells wrote in and said, just look at nineteen ninety nine, forget a decade. I can pinpoint the year for me where everything change. It was the year that we got eyes wide shut, and then he's with Paul Thomas Anderson making magnolia. Now, this is one of those that would qualify as supporting performance. One of two that is gonna make my list here, but the first one that's come up so far and you alluded to this earlier, Josh, that he is playing one of those hyper verbal ultra charismatic characters full of that energy as this misogynistic motivational speaker teaching guys how to pick up women..
"ron kovic" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Was i was going to discount all of pixar because there's just too many to pick from and it just didn't seem right so i have one more my question do you toss show is is hard with a vengeance movie we really needed that allusion to you know i don't think that it is and that that actually makes it all the more delightful to you the idea that somebody sees on that scene so closely that they needed to recreate it right related film pretty amazing i think it's pretty thick so one of the things i tried to consider a rule if you will is i wanted my picks i wonder my omayad is to be more than just a clever wink i wanted them to be a riff that ideally would inform how we interpret and understand that scene that we're watching now the new scene and maybe would even reconnect you allies somehow that original seat now i did set out with this goal i'm not saying i achieved it with every pick but it is something i thought about in my number five movie oh maggi is one that came up in conversation we had as part of a sacred cow review in two thousand sixteen the great critic matt zoller sites was on the show to talk about his oliver stone book the oliver stone experience we discussed what is i think is all time favorite movie born on the fourth of july and it's the moment during the prayed in that opening sequence where we meet young ron kovic who later played by tom cruise and it's the baton toss in the air during the parade that is a reference to over two thousand and one a space odyssey bone toss and i love everything about that opening sequence how evocative it is it's totally heightened with ronnie's voiceover and he's playing with his friends in the woods and it's all baseball games and it's this this beautiful portrait of small town american life in that time period post world war two were well before the sort of loss of innocence of the vietnam era and watergate and all those things that we always think about and he's watching young ronnie is on the shoulders of his dad watching the parade and there is the moment where there's the drum.