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After fatal shooting involving Seattle police, calls for incident to be teachable moment
"The police involved shooting in Seattle's lower queen Anne neighborhood is still under investigation but now some in the law enforcement community say it's a teachable moment almost Jonathan Chou has more they want to get out there and say look this is what happened Russ six is talking about how quickly Seattle police released the video the following day right off the bat I think that's a good thing but he's now using this as a reality check for new police recruits there's a lot of screening which is okay because I think to keep the public trust we need that fix teachers at the Washington state criminal justice training commission the state's primary police academy he says no one ever wants to be in this situation I said let's talk about it I said what what scares you would it would discourage you about a let's talk about that and is reminding even veteran officers there are always ways to improve on the job we treat everyone with respect and dignity and we do the very best we
Guest Teacher Oli Bridge: How to Build Video Funnels for Your Business
"Dive into the first part of your video. Funnel engine conversion funnels how about using a personalized video respond to a new inquiry on your website rousing just foreign back a regular email. While as we researching the white paper. Last year I found that customers a seventy percent more likely to respond to emails. If the email has a visual of you in it think about it. You'll video that you'll Sunday is proof that you've taken the time for that. Customer and human psychology means a much more likely to reciprocate the effort amherst spongy. How about using videos to get more leads to show for sales demos but dropped personal video in the days of the hours before the meeting will the Denner. They'll see as a real person behind that calendar appointment until much more invested in the process. Meaning they'll be less likely to cancel all how about using video to get leads to attend your weapons just like with sales calls reach out to them personally insisting that impo beforehand means we prime feel comforted eager to show up and support. I'll do this myself. Every weapon run the attendance rates engagement on my weapon is just night and day. Compared to when I was leading ultimate emails you can even use video to follow up maybe off to a trade show meeting or to rekindle a stagnant sales proposal. The crucial fan is by doing things just a little bit differently. I'm putting in just a little bit of extra effort on humanity. You will stand out against the tide of regular emails. That person gets every day and you'll be more likely to come through and get a response. Okay just a little brief signs include here want to explain to you very quickly while this stuff works why. This video worked so well. It's all about this in cool the Activating system. What is this? Sounds WAY IT Personalization in any walk of life is effective largely because of warn shed human physiological mechanism insisting on talking about the retaking activating system. Let's maybe call it the rest for sure. Save a little time. The brass is a network of neurons. Located in your brain stem are good to the bottle. You too much hip in everyday language. Your acts as a gateway deal conscious brain. It filters foundation that you should pay attention to it helps you control the constant flow signals reaching your senses in any given moment. Let's break this down a bit simpler. So when people talk about selective hearing will then really referencing is effect of the rest that is causing you to ignore some of the information being shared with a pad to the other bits. You care about an easy way to understand. This effect is by thinking about what's called the cocktail party effect. It goes something a little bit like this. Imagine you're at a party with dozens of people jumping there by. You'll easily tune out those compensations buzz as soon as someone say something that is of particular interest youth may be name or film you. Just watch your magically tune into that conversation. That's you'll russ were particularly activating system. Activating you'll conscious brain. This is why puzzle is Magden is so much more effective than mass moncton as humans. We all hardwired to respond to it. And you can think of pus nights video as a sort of standard in personalization sation. It taps into customers conscious. Brian and it gets their attention. Okay let's move onto the next pulse. Fuel fifty funnel engine activation funnels his some simple ways. You can use videos to build deep relationships with your existing customers can help out sending a simple thank you video when they buy new product for me. Heroin joy seen countless examples of this bumpy repeat purchase rates by huge margins. Or how about Husni Ni asking for review for your happiest and most engaged customers? Someone's having a great experience if you'll product or you need to do is ask and they'll happily give you that reveal. What about customer said made it to number one on trust pilot in the men's fussing custody by simply asking for reviews Video rather than picking out one of those ultimated post purchase emails Familiar with what about personal requesting a case study from a happy customer Rothen Out Fifty emails a bunch of your customers and crossing fingers and hoping a good case that he can be the law blood if you'll sales process surely worth taking thirty or sixty seconds to record a video the might land really great case study from a customer remember when recording these videos. This is your opportunity to take your customers experience to the next level. I just shown to let them know that they're not just another number in your business so make sure you count him out by name. You've got to do that. Used that name. We just talked about the rough riddick lights rating system. I'm worried about seven potent. Let them know why they support Full business I may be at a puzzle. Touch whether that Spring Newcastle. You'll total into the video showing them something goofy going on in the background. As you're walking the coating your video this has a humanness an openness that deepens the impact of your message using that name and doing cookie things or just being a bit more real and human. That's all about activating doubt raw system and getting access to the brain so just being human with your messages
To Pay Off Your Houses or Focus on Saving
"Go now to Jason in Dallas Jason. Welcome to the show. How can I serve you today sir? Hey Josh good to be talking to you then. Listen to you for about Three years now under stuff. Thank you glad you hear. You hear me okay. Yes sounds good. Go ahead all right So I had a question about My wife and I plan for the next couple of years and just your financial advice and just with them on it So currently Between my wife and I Eighty grand a year. I make one hundred Between two jobs And we have a home Before the the cove it it would we could have sold it for thirty and we have ninety eight thousand left to pay out that was the BC before covert therefore Kovin. Exactly we We've been pretty aggressive on paying off our house and we're on a plan to pay it off by about the time next year With just been real good refer Rigel But with all of the economic impact of Corona we were thinking possibly shifting clan instead of paying off the how quickly as we can to Stockpiling that money and Popular another per how and running out our current one the Cabbie autism that makes all this kind of tricky is. We have our first child on the way due in October and By the end of the year my wife plan on quitting her job staying home with kid and starting our family so that would drop and come down to a hundred a year and then now we're we're between would be able to rent out our current house and have a you know enough money for another house. Russ move into when our current wrench would cover. our mortgage since we have a fifteen year mortgage That clear now so the the specific question is. Should we buy rental at this point in time? Is that the basic question. Our dreams have two three acres and nigger home rate. More kids up what we WANNA move into. And we don't know whether to stay with our specific plan to pay off our house And then stock pile up money to try to get into that that next ten fifteen year house Or Save the money now and look for the opportunity in the midst of this. I would not pay off extra. I would not focus on paying off my house right now. Especially if you've previously thought about working in a working on a plan where you're going to purchase investment property. I'm all for having paid off houses but I think that it makes more sense for you to start. If you're if you're interested in owning rental property I think it makes much more sense for you to start by building up a rental portfolio early in life setting up that setting that in place you can have your tenants paying off your rental mortgages for you and then go to paying off your house and paying off the market paying off the rental units when you look at where we are right now I don't see any benefit of your having paid off house. I do see you're having a benefit of you're having a lot of money in the bank and so what I would do is just be clear. That was that was that was an inaccurate statement. If Your House word today totally paid off then it would be helpful. It would be beneficial but right now if you lost your job and you instead of having a ninety eight thousand dollar mortgage you have an eighty eight thousand dollar mortgage. You're not helped by just simply having a slightly lower mortgage Balance What you need is money in the bank. And so when we're in an emergency like we are right now. The first thing I do is stop all debt. Payoff just start stockpile cash and then wait and see wait and see what opportunities emerge now. I think there will be quite a few opportunities to invest in real estate very productively and profitably in the coming years and so that would be my plan. Is I think that one of the most important things with real estate in order for realistic to work effectively. You've got a you. Can you can often find a deal. But there are times when it's a lot easier to find deals than others and depending on the market that you're in the market simply haven't been deals available over last couple of years. I've known a lot of real estate. Investors said. I can't find anything worth investing in now if this recession goes according to normal normal recessions than starting six months from now a year from now there's going to be a lot of distrust sellers and that's means that there's going to be a lot of opportunities for real estate investment and so if you can maintain your income and if you can have savings that's the time to start expanding that portfolio the other thing that makes me say that is with regard to timing is two to three to three acres in the country. Bigger House Great. You don't need it with a baby. You don't need it right now. You need it in five years and so what I would do is I would set out a five year. Plan to buy five rental houses in the next five years and then go ahead and once you bought those five rental houses in the next five years then make the switch to the two to three Acre. You know farm at out on the edge of town or the big big old farmhouse because a five year old will actually use that. You don't need that at this stage of life and so I'd I'd keep on investing. I'd stop the early pay off and I look for deals. If no deals emerge and you're you're you're you're from now and you got ninety eight thousand dollars in the bank in destroyed a check and and pay off the mortgage but I think you'll start to see some deals that will entice you to invest
Do I need to have a dedicated server for my website?
"I begin I want to emphasize the fact that your website is one of the biggest assets in your business. It's where business is done is where people find out about you. It's where they learn if they WANNA do business with you. It's where they buy things from you where they consume your content in the online world. It's like your shop so investing in your website is probably one of the best investments. You can make now. I'M GONNA explain if you actually need a dedicated server for your business. I'm going to talk about the different stages of business. Maybe you're not there yet. Maybe you will upgrade to a dedicated server later on. But how do you know win? I'M GONNA get into all of them. I A dedicated server is always going to be better than a shared server. There are so many advantages to it. Security advantages bandwith advantages support advantages. I'll go through them all but just to lay it out. Let's start with the one disadvantage of dedicated server. It's more expensive. That's really it. That's the only downside of having a dedicated server just to give you an idea. We have a dedicated server. We use a WBZ engine. It's the best hosting forward press sites. Their support is out of this world. It's the best in my opinion. I've tried a lot so much. So we partnered with them to give all our listeners and amazing discount You could check that out over at one zero zero. Nba Dot net slash resources. There's a link right there and a code. You can use to get twenty percents off your first payment whether it's an annual payment or a monthly payment. I would recommend it if we didn't use it now are dedicated server which allows up to a million visitors without a hiccup. Every single month costs six hundred dollars a month. Yep It's expensive but because I have my own server. I can all my websites on their can host my personal website. I can host My Ninja website can host my one hundred dollars a website. And it's not GonNa even bat an eye at that traffic because it's so powerful. Now we used to be on a shared server on wbz engine but it actually became more cost effective for us to move to a dedicated server. Because WE'RE PAYING. Nine hundred dollars in overages every single month because of the traffic we were getting On the hundred dollars because of this podcast good problem to have but we totally Didn't notice we're about two months in our overages or crazy. As a show is growing. Our traffic was growing so he realized We need to do something so we actually a message the BP engines support they said Hey. Your traffic is quite high. And you're sharing the server with other people so we have to kind of Slow Down Your bandwith to be fair with other people explain what that means in a moment might be more cost effective for you to have a dedicated server which costs six hundred dollars but that was cheaper saving three hundred dollars a month by going with a dedicated server. So let's get into the advantages and the number. One advantage is bandwidth. Now when you're sharing a server with other people which is a shared hosts this is very common in most website hosting you're sharing the ban with the speed in the space on that server with other companies so they're going to basically Monitor your speed and slow down your site if they have to to accommodate You know your bandwidth meaning that they're gonNA strict your bandwidth making your site. A little slow and sluggish share a bowl popcorn with your friends and one of your friends is grabbing handfuls of popcorn. Everybody's taking it one by one so the shared server host is GonNa say I'm sorry that's not fair for everybody else we're gonNA limit your number of popcorns so the there's enough for everybody else. The other show the shared service at some times. This is rare but it happens Somebody on the shared server has an issue has a bug has a virus. Something goes on and it takes down the whole server so your service totally down. You didn't do anything and neither to everybody else on that shirt server but one of the people had problems there for y'all suffer this is not common but it can't happen as happened to me in the past ten years but it's just something to keep in mind. The third advantage really is when you go to a dedicated server Whoever's supplying your servers like wd engine they're going to give you a higher level support usually comes to the higher tier of support. You're going to get technical experts. That can do the work for you like sometimes I'm having an issue. My website have a conflict with a plugin on wordpress. I'll go into him have been a bit of an issue. They go into my account and they actually just fix it for me. I don't have to do anything they don't say. Oh it seems like there's a problem with this plug in. Maybe you want to try this. No they don't do that. They just go ahead and they get it done for me. They say okay. It's all good now because I'm paying premium rate and the value as a customer. So the serve you at a higher level of priority and a higher level of service now when things go down when things are not well when your site is down. It's like Code Red Right and you need fast response of support so this is really really helpful when there's a crisis on your website and need to make sure it's all the soon as possible even if it's just a few minutes there on your issue asap and usually you're back in running with no issues whatsoever in a few minutes. It's not that simple to solve some problems If you're not a dedicated server sometimes we need to do rebut the server Respond the instance. And because you're the only one on the server that's totally fine. You're down anyway so rebooting. It is just a quick solution. You can't reboot a shared services. Everybody's GonNa go down We're talking about hundreds of websites so they got to find other ways to solve it. Migrate you to a different server. It's a little bit of a mess. Now Russ six hundred dollars a lot of money and if you are not getting a lot of traffic you may not see the Roi My advice. If you're just getting started shared servers fine. It'll get you started. We'll get the ball rolling. You don't need to spend a lot of money at the start but once I start getting a hundred a hundred and fifty thousand visitors a month and you can learn this from Google analytics. You can go to similar web It's a great website for you to check out how many visits our website gets. And it's just a ballpark number. But the point here is that once he goes over a hundred grand. I'd say a hundred grand hundred thousand visitors a month. It's time for you to consider choosing a dedicated server have traffic. Your Business should be rolling. You know unless you have a conversion problem on your website. You're converting all these visitors and it's a good foundation to have a dedicated server. Once you get to that point as you start growing beyond you know all these big websites all these big blogs the millions of visitors a month they all have dedicated servers because they know the value of up time of speed bandwidth and they don't want to risk it and disappoint people that come to the website. I got more in today's topic. Today's cuny Wednesday before that. Let me go love to today's sponsor support for today's show comes from Ernest. Do you have student loans? Refinancing them with Ernest can save you money or lower your monthly payments. If you're still paying the same rate when you graduated odds are you can reduce your monthly payment and save even if you refinance before with today's lory environment. Most people can save by refinancing again to check your rate. 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"russ w" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Swing left's field director for Wisconsin Illinois and Minnesota the big three welcome Jarrett. Thanks for joining us today. Let's Talk Strategy for having me on. Yeah so what is our strategy. And let's start with Wisconsin. And and why is it? Part of swing left's superstate strategy. Absolutely so as I spoke. No SWING LAPSED. Is Targeting Twelve superstate. This election cycle the twelfth safe. That are GONNA have outsize importance on our ability. Democrat to take back the White House take back the Senate and to end the most egregious. Republican gerrymanders now Wisconsin unfortunately will not get a shot at a Senate again until twenty twenty two bites. We'll look at the White House. We know the story about Wisconsin. Right. I'd gone to The Republican nominee president since the eighties since Reagan Two Thousand Sixteen. It was part of that. We thought was a blue wall. Michigan Wisconsin Pennsylvania that trump was able to carry by a combined. What like eighty thousand votes And so you know. Two Thousand Sixteen. We nearly lost Wisconsin. Twenty three thousand or so votes which is about seven tenths of a percent and so we know that Wisconsin is scarily. Deathly close In terms of the presidential election We also know that it's really really important if you look at. How do we win the Electoral College? It's hard to envision. A strategy where Democrat is able to lose Wisconsin and still win the Electoral College. It seen by many as as a tipping point state and. I think I think that's you know I spent a lot of my time trying to focus. Focus on how they're interested in. Wisconsin is the egregious Republican gerrymandered maps. Which we have a chance to in in twenty twenty one if we can when the right set of of elections and the state legislature this year back in two thousand and ten Republicans gained Unified Control Wisconsin state government for the first time in decades and they use that new power to enact. Maybe the most egregious gerrymandered electoral maps in the entire country. They set up shop in this law firm across the street from the Capitol Building Brought IN REPUBLICANS. One by one made them sign. Nda's let them view only their district map. Put the maps out at five o'clock or later that on Friday. Evening voted on them. First thing the next week Democrats never really hardly got chance to see these new maps before they pass And the maps that ended up being enacted. I mean the the words to describe them or not fit for a podcast families but suffice. It this one so fair enough to say you know just to sort of paint a picture for what we're up against here in Wisconsin in terms of the math that we're trying to to put into two thousand eighteen With big blue wave right Democrats won every single statewide election in Wisconsin for the first time in forty years. Wow If you add up all the votes that Democratic candidates for state assembly got and you add up all votes that Republican candidates for State Assembly Democrats won about fifty four percent of all votes cast in the state assembly which is our version of the House of Representatives and our state legislature right. So Democrats won. Fifty four percent of all votes cast They want every single statewide election and for their trouble. They ended up with thirty six of ninety. Nine seats in the state simply. So that's about thirty. Seven percent of the despite winning well over fifty percent of the vote to so in the spirit of being a family show. I just want to say that is some both. Yes it Brat I mean that's the nicest thing to say about it and so that's not just you know obviously the state legislature but even for folks that look at Wisconsin and the mass there they should be concerned about our us house maps as well. If we had fair maps in Wisconsin would be at least maybe one two. Maybe three or four more competitive. Us House and so. That's what's what's on the ballot in Wisconsin in November. That's what we're sort of focusing on. And that's why swing left is is targeting Wisconsin As one of the Super States because delivering Wisconsin Is going to have an outsized impact on our national politics? Not just over the next four years over the next ten years. Yeah it's it's so important and the power of working in these local legislatures Can't be understated. Just for the longevity of this movement. We're building Building our power the way that. Republicans have been able to in such a disciplined way for decades but also as you mentioned Wisconsin such an important presidential state and when you invest in some of these smaller races it pays dividends up the ballot two so Howard pupil what are you doing on the ground? How can folks plug in absolutely? That's a great question. So I'm an organizer. Some four of course too hard ask for our listeners. Nice automatic to match most of our listeners are not within a couple of hour drive of Wisconsin. So it's been less is raising money for The most important state legislative seats in Wisconsin. Now the TAK taking the approach in Wisconsin and in twenty twenty isn't necessarily take back the state legislature. You guys heard the numbers earlier it is going be. It would take a Herculean task to actually flip the state legislature. However we have a democratic governor in Wisconsin and he can veto gerrymandered maps. Only if his veto power is protected And because of the GERRYMANDER Republicans are within three seats and he's the state assembly of the State Senate of creating a veto proof majority. Which would allow them to override. A veto by Governor Iverson. So folks can donate money to a slate of seats that we're targeting both Democratic Defense Asleep as well as Republicans that we think might be vulnerable so that we can at a minimum protect government. Uber's veto hopefully go on the offensive. A little bit to set ourselves up for for twenty twenty two and so for folks outside of Wisconsin and one of the easiest things that you can do is to donate to the swing left. Flippable states fund We are raising money actively for those most important state. Legislator Braces folks Are also writing ton a ton. A ton of letters into Wisconsin We had all sorts of Letter Writing Campaign that folks from California to New York and everywhere between I've been participating in to help us registered voters in Wisconsin tells us make sure that voters are activated around the election that they are committing to being a voter all those things. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of thousands probably at this point of letters into Wisconsin and a lot more to go and so another way that we can have an impact on fair maps in. Wisconsin is to flip a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April seven. Now that's that's really interesting. Yeah that that. That's something that people don't think about getting involved in especially right now and everyone's talking about presidential primaries you know there's a Supreme Wisconsin Supreme Court seat it's pivotal. That's right that's right. It's held by conservative judge. She was appointed by Scott Walker We have a good pro democracy Challenger This election is pretty. Well set up For the Progressives candidate not certainly far from the guarantee It's worth noting that in a Supreme Court election last April the progressive nominee lost by five thousand votes Which is insane And so we know what these elections how these elections team go but as it so happens the Democratic primary in Wisconsin the same day as as the judicial election. So folks can help out there. So That's the thing that folks can do remotely. They can phone banks election or they can can give money as as well to progressive candidate. Joel Hausky then for folks that are that are here in an around the Wisconsin. Area my region right. I work with folks in Wisconsin as well as our border states. Two of our border states. I should say And in Illinois and Minnesota and what we're doing is trying to sort of do that work together on the ground to build progressive grassroots power to contact voters and to build a movement that will set us up to win in a month for the Supreme Court election in eight months or seven months. Whatever it is and until election day in November and then not just that but instead of stop once we have fair maps crossing fingers and twenty twenty two to retake the state legislature to reelect governor everts and kick Ron Johnson out of his Senate seat And so what? That work on the ground is partnership partnership partnership working with our our good buddies from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Are you guys are GonNa Talk to you in a few weeks here? All about the incredible organizing back the den Party is doing that. The State party that gets it. They are investing in the grass roots. They're investing in local teams to build a sustainable progressive movement. That has been lost in this state over the last decade that has such a proud progressive history and they were working with progressive grassroots groups in the state. As well as I've gotTA SORTA GIVE A shutout system Bruce In and around the Chicago Land Area and individual coalition of groups swing left groups unaffiliated progressive grassroots groups. Look LOOK DIM club. All of whom recognize what's on the line in Wisconsin who are busting their butts To get themselves up to Wisconsin to help the Democratic Party contact voters And make sure that that we are getting our people registered motivated and ready for the elections that we have both in a month from now and of course the big in November. Yeah that coalition that you all are working together as a group as different groups towards the same goal is so important so definitely people in driving. Distance should be part of that drive on over. Get SOME CHEESE KURDS? Knoxville doors registered voters and injured a supper club. There you go. That sounds like the perfect sounds. Great Jared thanks for you know you are so incredibly busy. I don't know how you found. Even you know five ten minutes to talk to us but thank you so much. Thanks for taking time shape. You guys. spotlighting Wisconsin Of course also states are important. I'm always going to be biased. And think about in in Wisconsin right. Well it's it's a very important state so there's a good bias there but yeah but they're all important. Yes you're right yes. We Love our children equally. But we love Wisconsin about all right. Thanks jared hope to talk to you again soon. Grabbing me out yet take care..
"Perfection. Is it a gift a curse or a little bit of both? I used to think that striving to be a perfectionist was a positive personality trait because it meant paying great attention to detail working hard and diligently aiming for what is best without settling for less but what is perfection and according to home the entire concept implies a hierarchy and a constant judgment of better and worse comparing everything to some ideal or standard to which we are all subjected since birth. Our obsession with perfection starts with getting perfect grades or having the perfect body perfectly round or sharp corners. Perfect teeth architecture. A Perfect Score. Perfect pitch or tone and terms like proper end inappropriate tend to be drawn to symmetry and balance. And I didn't even realize I was judging the world way until I heard the Japanese term Wabi Sabi which actually celebrates `asymmetry rough edges the incomplete the simple and the natural integrity and em- permanence of everything and everyone something isn't deemed beautiful because it's perfect or everlasting its beauty is embedded in its very transients. After years of trying to measure up to one idea of Perfection Wabi Sabi is refreshing. Practice that embraces. What is slightly marred scarred aged nature made and jagged? I'm not just talking about aesthetics. Either the more I think about my own definition of perfection. The more I realized how I've been measuring everything and everyone against impossible standards and I know what you're thinking. Don't we need some standards and to set the bar somewhere well? Wabi Sabi doesn't lower the standard or does away with it. It changes it for me. The shift was from looking at something and contemplating whether it was perfect. Efficient or ideal to simply asking. Does it work? Never mind if it's a little wobbly or doesn't match slightly uneven isn't built to last for decades or slightly off center if it works then it's perfect. There is no English term for Wabi. Sabi could only come up with Russ decor makeshift but neither of those captures the magic of it. All when it took a ceramics class last year and the cereal I made didn't turn out identical to the perfectly round bowls I could buy at any store. I threw it away. I know I completely overlook the fact that my bulls uniqueness is not only what gave value. It would've served its purpose just fine if only I had kept it. I now consider Wabi Sabi an invitation to ease up loosen my grip forget the conventional idea of perfection and stop judging anything as subpar just because it doesn't measure up to dare. I say Western standards. It took travelling to a third world country and witnessing Sabi as a guy on a motorcycle with a broken headlight holding a flashlight in his hand to see the road at night farmers spreading unhusked rice grains from the fields onto the hot pavement to dry in the sun the elderly revered and honored instead of tucked away in retirement home. So we don't have to be reminded of old age mismatch utensils Hendro on street signs and huts that are built entirely out of old plastic bottles. It's like everyone was a modern day macgyver or genius out of necessity and guess what it works so stop expecting perfection from others. I mean it's not like you can offer it in return. A few people at our recent Buddhist bootcamp discussion circles mentioned native American tribes the quakers and many other traditions who purposely add
"russ w" Discussed on Big Time Basketball
"A partial decision maker. Which Jared Smith better passing than people think and they need to catch shoot guy so I'm actually higher. Jr Smith but that's assuming he's what we saw back in the day. I don't I'm not seeing these guy workout or anything like that but I've always been a JR Smith Fan. I know it sounds weird. Why would like a guy like Jr Smith? I just think he has a great feel to the game. That don't necessarily get a chance to see. But I do feel like he fits in well with the Bron. I mean he was starting to guard on a team that won a championship. So I'm not not go ahead. I'll say this gal you have the what your thing is like right. If the Braun Beats and win a championship your your thing is we have to start. We have to start having to go conversation like you're open having a conversation. I'll take it even further if Lebron beats this clippers team in wins a title with either dion waiters or wins a second title. Which are Smith? It's over he's the go that's it we're done we're done we're done because you're not a fan you don't think he's like immensely talented I think. Oh No I think he is immensely talented. I just think you know if you saw you saw play out in that last finals game they played together on like. I don't know if you can't like one. One one mental lapse. I understand. It's a big mental mental. GimMe more give me some more. When he was with Lebron I thought he was always been really good with the Bron I. It's more of a testament to Lebron though that's more of a testament to like Lebron was able to get out of Jr. and how impressive. That was you know he was able to corral all the good things that Jr brought to the table because Jr's been in a Lotta situations before and it. It hasn't been great. So yes maybe it'd be a little bit more open to Jr Dion waiters for sure. I don't think oh I don't know why I mean he's like an ice. Oh score what else does he do? I mean granted. They probably do need scoring. But you trusting Dion waiters and a playoff game a game that you need to potentially win coming off the bench to give meaningful minutes. I I don't know man and like I said he's the go give him the title. It's over like we're I'm with Jerry Smith. A Better defensive player than people give him credit for he can stay connected so I would need another defensive wing. I think the Lakers defensive wings outside of the bronner awful. I mean absolute off. I don't think they're good. I don't think they moved their feet. I don't another thing Caruso I want the best ones when they get no doubt because he doesn't get beat what my thing is. There's two types of guys are great position defenders and then there's guys at when you beat them they can get back into the play. I'll see Danny Green like getting beaten getting back into the play. I don't see coups MMA getting beaten getting back into the play if you can't get back into the play after you get beat when you're playing at the highest level the NBA finals or going against the clippers. You are going to get beat if you beating. You can't contest the shot. It's over for you so I think. Jr Smith is better defensively. I don't get the dion waiters saying but I think they need more wing defenders. That could shoot. There's nobody out there. That's better than a wing defender. That could chew unless I'm missing somebody. I can't think of anybody else. Yeah I mean I was thinking like you know what's a Mohawk Lewis? If he gets bought out by the brought out I know I. I think he'd actually be a really good. Fit there with the Lakers. Though as a guide mostly defensively I mean he hasn't he hasn't been an awesome shooter as of late but I think mostly defensively he can. He can do a job. It doesn't seem like he's going anywhere. So yeah I don't the the the market slim pickings right now. There's really not a ton of they're going to be able to do. That's why we go back and say Okay Darren. Collison was kind of like their guy when he spurned them and said no that really. That really was kind of A. I don't know I actually. I'm optimistic. Maybe more than others about Markeith Morris. Because I think he's a guy that can do a job but I don't know man 'cause last night you're right about about Kuzma Kuzma and listen a lot of people get get abused by Zion but whose was abused by Zion last night which brings me to this west. Do we'll take a quick break here and I will give you those great stats and I have a Great Zion. Swisher stress statement that my throat scowl. I have a bunch of grace which stretch statements. I'M GONNA throw at scale and Perkin is going to join us at the bottom of the hour as well twelve thirty. Am stick around. We'll be right back on Scalp House Brian. Scott it's radio DOT COM RADIO DOT COM APP..
"russ w" Discussed on Big Time Basketball
"I don't know if this thing could could work in the playoffs. But we're so ready to put the put the playoff failures of James Harden Russell Westbrook Mike Dantonio held the whole rockets franchise. Recent history as Haddish. Why are we so willing to forget about that and say this new small rockets thing can work? But we're still gonNA knock the bucks per saying well you know. I know they're going to win seventy games. I know they're going to break the record for point differential but in the back of my mind. I don't know if they win the place. What's the difference between those teams? I don't I don't really understand it's got. Why are we so willing to forgive? And forget about the plot failures of Westbrook hardening Dantonio because the bucks get twenty point lead and the back parade all the time. They go bound down by ten. They ended up making a run. They win by twenty five. They play like this style of basketball. That's open floor. Driving kick driving kicking Kevin Durant said that driving kick in the passing game only works so well. Eventually you need a guy to go get you a bucket so now listen. It's a weird scenario because it quite letter was on the Toronto Raptors. Would we be as highly? Let's say the Bucks Spank in the NBA. We highly confident of the of the bucks. If I was still in Toronto no no no but okay I say that has that has more to do with Kawai and how great the Bet Rascher. I think would be done doesn't books but I'm I'm with you. Yeah we would not be so so with us. We we understand that quite gone. We haven't seen enough of Ban. Look the bucks in a tight game looking. Watch them out executed team look at them even though I do sense that they have a great defensive ability it when when things start to go sideways when a team is on a sixteen to four run they have a great defensive ability of writing the ship and then getting good shots on the offensive end but everyone says now. I'm I'm cautious of this because the NBA changes so fast and I feel like this year the NBA changed so much during the regular season. Everyone says hey you got slows down in the playoffs. So that's not doesn't bode well for the bucks to you. Need A guy. Go get a bucket down the stretch. That doesn't bode well for the bucks who they're closer doesn't bode well for the bucks so it's hard for us to say like. Oh we're for certain. We see that they're going to be able to do that. So and then you can game plan and my Boone. Holzer who never changes offensively means that no matter what you do you can just game plan for the buck. So that's that's their laws now. Here's their strength physically dominant hard. Playing their superstar can go downhill attack. You he gets to the free throw line so there's strengths and that is canyon assist physical dominance propel you in a tight game Kenny. Avoid that I will say looking at the standings. It doesn't look like anybody's GonNa Catch two bucks and it doesn't look like it's going to be Toronto and Boston in the second round. That might be just in that round. Might be too insurmountable to them. Beat them and then move on and beat the Bucks in a playoff series. Win The first round you get plenty of space. The second round. The bucks are chilling. And next thing you know you play game. Seven or game six. Whatever it is and you fly to Milwaukee and now you're opening up on the road you lack a little bit of preparation. There's a lot of things that go into that. So I'm kind of leaning more towards the bucks. Just because of their seating if they were to play the Toronto Boston in the second round we unfold that series a lot differently. But it doesn't look like that's going to be the case in with the drop off Miami in Philly. What kind of challenges that around going to be for the bucks? Yeah at this point. Seems like that might be a five gentleman. Sweep maybe maybe a six game series. I don't know because although although we gotta talk about this sixers actually find something and shake Milton. Unbelievable I'll be. They actually there. They look better without those two. I mean this is like the theory kind of thing again. We're teams kind of like step up. When one. If not two of their star players are out. I don't think they're necessarily better obviously without those guys. They've been playing that way in some degree but they may have found something here and shake bill and so we'll do that a little bit later. I also want to tease this. I'll drop some Zion stats on you. That are just absolutely mind. Blowing and We gotta talk about the Lebron. Vp thing. As well I think I'm a little. You know we the argument and blow out about it last week and I'm I'm a little bit more open to it but I still feel like he. I still feel like he's a little bit off the pace. So why don't we do this? Let's take a quick break. Your scalp give us a quick read here from from five hour energy. We'll take a quick break and then I'll get. I'll I'll get to that all next and I want to do some great swisher stretch stretch questions including the question about the next Leeann. Roses officially taken over as their president saying weather. Knicks fans should be optimistic or not. But give us a quick here from our our until you guys. My schedule today woke up. Got My daughter to school. Worked out came back and I worked out hard today. Comeback got to show take a quick nap. But then I'm waking up got to get on the track with my daughter got have individual workout. The plane is I got shit to do and I'm tired of that to thirty feeling right. Hit The wall so soon as I wake up from that Napoli Five Hour Energy and seventy percent of US hit the wall after lunch.
"russ w" Discussed on Big Time Basketball
"In the first half of the Celtic game he shot I think he may four shot outside the pain in the second half finished yet. Only yeah six points in the paint and the second happy eighteen points in the pain to finish with twenty four points in the paint. So after that he's just started getting downhill. So the setup the mid range shot him and I commend Antonia Maury for embracing that Russell needs to shoot. This is probably that he shoots the fade away twelve just outside the pain versus shooting the pull up three which he was shooting in the twentieth century mentioned. Well so I want to do this and I don't know if we do it today. Or maybe making my list of the week scalp but we talked about this an updated duos ranking right because now that these two are the way that they are I mean the beginning of the season they were probably top five right. I mean they you know but are they approaching the Paul George Allied territory. Are they approaching the Lebron? Anthony Davis territory. I don't know like I still feel like those to do. Probably ahead of them. And here's the here's the one issue that I have and I'm still sort of holding out as I look at. You know maybe maybe the rockets present a bigger matchup problem for the Lakers because of the big small dynamic they are bigger. But I look at the clippers and I go to the clippers can go small ball and play with the rock down. They not like they did. In fact like the clippers are probably be happier. If Zubov didn't have to play on the floor right they'd be happier if they can just play. You know five wing type players. They might even be more comfortable playing that type of style. We just don't see necessarily now because that's not they haven't gone all in on the on the analytic small ball. Type deal that the rockets have but I actually think and that's always been my problem is I have to I myself have to readjust what the what they're ceiling is and I want to do that too in the future like a ceiling floor type ranking for all of these contenders? I probably have to adjust my thinking. About what the rockets ceiling is but I still have a problem when I look at the standings and I go right now they sit at four four seed in the western conference. They stale may rise up their only game and a half behind the clippers and a game and a half behind Denver but more likely than not. They're going to have to play the Lakers and the clippers back to back series if they're gonNA reach the finals right and that's not true. That's not true. I don't think so I looked at Cerruti. I think that the clippers could drop their four. I think could drop to four and then therefore the clippers. The Lakers are playing the second round. And this is a good transition because watching. That Lebron Lakers Pelicans game last night. Lebron asked to do way too much for them to beat the clippers and I might opinion like lebrons coming up. Let's just let's just play this forward. I said Lebron would be the goat if you beat the clippers. But let's just say. The clippers dropped four. And and it's going to be a dogfight of a series what happens now if Denver. I'M SORRY IF HOUSTON PLAYS DENVER IN A SMACK. Denver around and that that group is fresh rested and waiting for the Bronx. Just come up. Seven game series. We know how good he's going to have to play. I mean there's a lot of what ifs on this one. I understand that but it would not surprise me if the clippers. Drop to four and play the Lakers in the second round which means to me. I still don't think I don't speak the clippers but I do not think. I think if the Lakers have to play the rockets and they're beat up from that clipper series and Lebron. Just carry that. Load it what he has to do to beat. That clipper team I would. I would inc it down as rockets going to the finals because it is talk while I'm watching that Pelican game last night it solidified my position on how hard it is for Lebron. And what he's going to have to do with his team. And by the way and by the way the Pelicans have no defenders rocket Scott multiple defenders to throw at Lebron multiple defenders. Maybe five guy that would not bat an eye at guarding Lebron. Now They Lebron was still get his. It's just how much work is it going to take so. I'm actually looking at the standings if it happens this way. I'm actually more optimistic. Now that the rockets would go to the NBA finals. Are you worried because I look at this and I go okay so say that's the scenario which I think would suck by the we. I don't think we would WANNA see raw. I don't think we WANNA see the battle of La Anything but the conference finals. Like I kind of you know I as I would wanna see it but it would be way more impactful if it was in the West byles the second round. But if you look at the matchups are you. If you're Denver doesn't Yokich present maybe one of the biggest issues for the rockets though. I don't think so that people can say all day long they're right. I don't believe that the post up beats you and I don't. I don't believe that Yoga's beat you in the post because I think they'd be too movement and once again movement against the rockets gets flushed down the toilet because they switch everything and they switch up into body. So what are you left with your plan? Isolation game against the best isolation team so to me. That's not a problem at all like I would take. Pj Tucker in opposing as Yokich over the course of forty eight minutes. Seven Games seven games not a quarter. That's a lot of work man. That's a lot of work for the big fella to handle and then away. Where's yoke it's going to be on the defensive end. If you're going to be at the Rim can't be there you got to be at the three so I don't. I don't think that match up. I think Anthony Davis is much bigger of a problem because he can attack you on the move. Yoke it's doesn't attack on the move. All the dribble handoff they could switch. You have multiple bodies that can guard him by the way James Harden in the post point five five points per possession on the defensive in hate all you want on his deepened. The man had quick hands in a lot of turnover so starting to sell timber Denver. Look Yeah I'M NOT. I'm not I would not if I'm the rockets. I'M NOT SCARED OF DENVER. It's Lakers clippers and really to me. Is More Clippers Lakers? Yeah I I have a hard time disagree with you and you bring up an interesting point about Anthony Davis I WANNA get a little broader. Mvp UP in a second because people last night basically clamoring forward saying he last light proves why is back in the race. But I know we've talked about how important we think you know all the all. The onus is on the Brown all the responsibility playmaking wise the all the responsibility basically for the Lakers is on the Braun. Can you make the argument? That Anthony Davis like the Lakers. We know what lebrons entering the table. He's going to be an MVP caliber player. He's going to be potentially the best player in the world. Can you do it by himself? We don't know. Can you make the argument? That the Lakers go as far as Anthony Davis takes them. 'cause he's going ahead and take advantage of some of these matchups. 'cause we my my only thought would be because we know. Braun is going to bring it so is Anthony Davis going to have to take advantage of these matchup issues. Whether it's against the team like the clippers where they don't have a big man situation isn't great or whether he takes advantage of the small ball lineup of the rockets is Anthony Davis going to have to kind of hold his end of the bargain up here because we know what the bronze GonNa Bring night and he's GonNa Bring to you thirty points close to a triple double. He's GonNa bring it every night. We don't know what Anthony Davis is gonNA bring and he's kind of the wild card back here right. I think it's way more complicated than that I think. Anthony Davis play well and I think Lebron could play well and not just be exceptional and they lose to the clippers. I if to me. Lebron is not thirty. Almost almost carbon by the way and the clippers have way better defenders in New Orleans right. He needs to do what he did. In that New Orleans game over and over again with different bodies coming at him I just I think it's insurmountable personally at his aged way. He's been playing. I personally think that it's insurmountable. No matter what. Anthony Davis Anthony. Davis can play at a high level. I just feel like the level that Lebron has to play out to beat. These teams are now built to stop him a little bit different when your team is not built to stop the Brian. We're just building a team in a just happened to match up with the Bronx like this teams in the Western Conference. The clippers were built to stop. Lebron the Houston Rockets now are built to make it tough for the bronze so if he does it and I said you are now the goat but I feel like it's insurmountable. Man is too big too big of a mountain to climb. GotTa do Mount Everest. And he's got to do it seven times and and other seven times has got to make it to the top four. Like maybe he can. He's been amazing in the past in a play offs. Maybe he can do it again. He's been great this season. I feel like it's insurmountable. Personally for we get to because I I want to do more on Zion last night on his incredible game and some numbers. That are pretty jaw-dropping if you if you're if you're talking about a guy who's like you know what fifteen games into his actual career. It's it's amazing and I maybe I did undersell him at the beginning of the season and I have a great switzer statement on what you later about him as well plus I wanna talk about the Lebron. Mvp stuff. But I have a question for you and this this relates because we haven't talked much about the honest yet or the bucks necessarily Janas puts up forty one twenty after the harden. Heartbeat was the first time he's ever done. I mean it was. It was a purely dominant performance from jaanus. I mean there are only a certain amount of guys and lead. That can do that right now. But I'll put that on hold for a second. Here's my question and this goes back to my issue. Potentially with the rockets why is it that after you know we have so many questions about the bucks one year after a playoff failure right like I think we could all say the last year losing four straight to the rappers wasn't great. Look for them. And it's a reason that a lot of people have doubts on them coming in the season despite the fact that there are so many statistics and the record. That would tell you that they're an all time. Great team. Why do we? Why do we doubt them? Why in the back of our minds are we saying?.
Study shows increase in pedestrian deaths due to distracted drivers
"For president a governors highway safety association study out yesterday shows pedestrian deaths hit a thirty year high in two thousand nineteen more than six thousand five hundred people were killed a five percent increase from the year before CBS news transportation correspondent Kris van cleave the governors highway safety association's Russ Martin says drivers and walkers distracted by smartphones is a growing problem Missy drivers driving distracted and less likely to see pedestrians to cut these deadly crashes the study recommends adding crosswalks improving lighting certainly drivers and walkers for their cell phones down more that would help to so distracted driving and I've seen people particularly in parking lots where you don't feel like necessarily you're driving it seems to be even more prevalent there where there are pedestrians
Music News: New Releases, Upcoming Tours, And Chart Toppers
"Now. It's time for new releases. Antunes new album releases Ozzy Osbourne Ordinary Man Royce. The five nine voice the five nine the allegory. Grimes Miss anthroposophy. Gene cannot know how to pronounce that coldplay. Everyday life. Dj Snake cardio `Blanche Deluxe Cardi Blonde Deluxe and holy broken heart new singles. The weekend after hours Ozzy Osbourne featuring post Malone it's rayed yellow busy. Keep it in the streets Pearl Jam Super Blood Wolf Moon. Tripler trooper read featuring. Russ the way Victoria Munay a Sacramento California native moment. Bt's featuring SIA on and what a what Alanis Morissette Smiling Now Billy Eyelashes. No time to die. Debut at Number Sixteen on the Billboard. Hot One hundred dated February twenty-ninth marking marking the latest theme song from James Bond Film to reach the chart. Time is the highest charting bond theme on the hot one hundred since Adele Sky Fall which debuted and peaked at number eight in October. Twenty twelve. Justin BIEBER's changes earns him his seventh number one album on billboard. Two hundred chart do a Liba is. Don't start now. Rises to number one on billboard's pop songs Radio Airplay Chart Dated February twenty ninth marking her second leader on the survey she. I reigned for four weeks in February twenty eighteen with new rules on tours and festival news. German electronic duo craftwork announced that a North America tour will be coming this summer in one. Nine hundred ninety. They changed the direction of modern music with the creation of their game. Changing electronic project that focused on robotics technology and the ideas images and sounds of the future. The German act is widely credited as creating the soundtracks for the digital age and influencing the sound of electronic music across all genres these performances will be an extension of the group's renowned three D. performances. And the first time in four years at craft work has performed this three D. Show in the states tickets for the tour go on sale to the public on Thursday at ten A. M. local time British bands. Pet shop boys and new order are heading to. North America for a joint headlining tour beginning in September. The Electronic Act will band together for the unity tour set to launch at Budweiser Stage in Toronto. The weekend is launching a headline tour a headline world tour ahead of his upcoming album. So the weekend is launching a headline world tour ahead of his upcoming album. The after hours tour is set to kick off June eleventh in Vancouver produced by live nation. The fifty seven date global trek will travel to arenas across the US Canada the UK Belgium the NAB The Netherlands Germany and France through November twelfth. The Toronto Singer will be joined by Sabrina. Claudio and Don over in the US and ate lamb and Claudio in Europe. Now onto the top. Ten songs played in the United States according to Apple Music Rowdy rich the box. Guess what still number. One young boy never broke again. Lou Top is number two. I just downloaded his album. Which I come out since he keep on popping up on these list number three future featuring drake life is good number. Four young boy number broke again. Redeye number five. Roddy rich featuring mustard fashion number six. This young boy is all over this list here. He is again with fine by time and number seven with knocked off. So if you didn't get that I'm just saying young boy never broke again but yeah he's six seven as well Number Eight bootie boogie. You WOULDA hoodie featuring rowdy rich numbers number nine the weekend again with after hours No it's not again number nine the weekend with after hours number ten pop smoke your instill no baby. Maybe his days on the top ten are over. Now let's compare that to the top. Ten songs played globally according Apple Music Rowdy which the box at number one in the US and globally still number two the weekend blinding lights number three young boy. I ain't saying hey y'all know who he is. Low Top number four future life is good featuring drake number five just bieber intentions number six the weekend after hours number seven tones and is back on the list of dance monkey number eight rowdy rich featuring mustard high fashion number nine Justin Bieber Yummy in number ten boogie would a hoodie numbers. Now what have I been jamming first off? I usually don't listen to singles nor talk about them. Prefer to listen to the entire project but I am really dig in this new a lantis smiling track. It's classic Atlantis. I mean it has me excited for the album and just happy that she is still making amazing music. Now I'm working my way through royse the five nine the allegory. It's twenty two songs and in our in eight minutes long. Soa Is GonNa take me a minute. I mean in this new world of EPA's anything longer than thirty minutes is a mission to get through but Royce is classic hip hop he is woke af and so are his kids. His interludes with his kids included includes him quizzing them on woke facts. I taught them. It's a heavy won't because it deals with race in America and its history with race. The production is incredible. I WANNA have expected anything less from Royce now Christian hip hop albums whole the broken heart. Ep So I never heard of this up and coming rapper slash singer science rapper. Lacroix's reach records but Craig plug him on his. I G saying congrats semi guy at Harvey official on his EP. Keep your eyes on this kid. So that is the only reason I checked out this kid. 'cause I'm Craig Fan? I didn't learn that craze signed him to I didn't. I didn't learn that cray signed him until I listened to the EP and then I started researching the kid now dudas talented and he looks like a regular dude like nothing about him. Screams artist so watching his visuals on. Youtube is kind of mind blowing. I mean each track on the EP has a visual. So you can choose how you would like to digest his prajit cold world or cold water and if I gave it all our my standouts But the entire album. You can listen from start to finish. I mean it's an EP It's super short. The run time for this one is wall on Apple Music. Obviously that's why I have Include it's only six tracks but it also includes the visuals on it so it says that it's twenty or forty minutes but I'm GonNa just cut that in half because it's literally like a double album with visuals. So it's probably only twenty minutes so you see it's easier for me to run through twenty minutes than in our eight minutes like royster five nine so I did get to get through all these a few times And it's definitely worth a
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"russ w" Discussed on Criminal
"Did anyone ever criticize him for helping the police? I spoke to someone the other day like. Was he a rat or was he? You know that sort of you know are you talking about was the snitch? Was your criticized for that sort of thing. Yeah he wasn't helping. The police public defender Mary. This is what people don't understand. These people came to him. It wasn't like he went out to you and said Oh you know You know the police are looking for you. I had never had a case where my client didn't actually pick up the phone duty. Had to do to get a hold of him. I remember when I I did this for the rest as kind of angry with him because he was bringing their predominantly African Americans. They used to call him a bounty hunter this is. Abc Seven cameraman Ken Bedford. He worked with Russ for years going out with him to meet the people who called in to surrender. That's it you know. What are you doing Dr Black people because I think we need a person? That's just doing this to our people and that's how initially and then once I begin to understand what he was doing then I apologize. I went back and that's how we really got to be really close. Nobody else in Chicago could do this. Not as the newspapers. The radio stations of the other television stations Russ was russes world. He could do this. I guess we comprehended that what he was doing was dangerous but because he didn't seem to he he just didn't vibrate any fear he or any anxiety he just took it all in stride. We did as well PAT. Arnold says Russ once went into an abandoned building at the request of a murder suspect and that when he got inside the suspect said that before he turned himself in he just wanted to shoot his gun one more time and whenever Russ told this story he told the same way his head woodcock to the side needs it and I asked him. Do you have anybody in mind? And the guy shoots he starts. Ad Fires one bullet into the ceiling and Russ Being Russ he says. Oh man that looks like fun. Do you mind if I try it. And so he gets a guy to hand him the gun and then he shoots up in the ceiling until all of the bullets are gone now he he had a way with people. You know he disarmed this guy and made himself safe one time. Even arrest was a pilot and he took his own airplane to someplace and he picked up a guy and brought him back. Russ's cameraman Ken Bedford. So he was a free to the back. She left the state and everything and wrestling cut. This Guy Russ flu zone air clean and brought the guy back assured it. Russ Ewing had guaranteed the safety of more than forty accused criminals during his career. But Gregory Hill is one of the few. He literally flew into police. Custody the call from hail coming from out of state three days ago ewing making the hundred mile flight this morning stopping only to tell police what he was up to. The police have been searching for Gregory Hill for days. He told rescuing he was afraid of being shot. Here's a recording of the two of them. Talking in one thousand nine hundred four Russ Ewing's speaks. I know that you've done some things wrong. You have committed some crimes. You have committed some robberies and you're willing to pay for that right. I'm willing to stand up and face with what I have done and get this behind me. Rust never disclosed where he picked up Gregory Hill. He later said in an interview that he didn't want anyone to be charged with harboring a fugitive. It wasn't the only time used his airplane. A woman who had been evading arrest for five years wanted in connection with two murders called us and said she was ready to surrender if he could help her see her children. One More Time Russ agreed. He flew her to Alabama. He later told Ebony magazine. I'm sitting there realizing that I've taken this. Fugitive across not one but four state lines. The woman saw her children and then returned to Chicago and turned herself in according to defender Mary. Jane Place Russky people the dignity of a righteous surrender bring in somebody did the worst crime imaginable and still respect the humanness of that person and still in fact expect the system to treat that person as it did in its compact with its citizens by nineteen ninety two when more than one hundred people had surrendered standing by rescuing he was featured on. Abc's person of the week. We're very proud of you rush. How does it feel be person of the week who I am proud of that but I must say that I'm not proud of seeing young men go to jail not proud of seeing the murderer and the ridiculous senseless killings that happened and continue to have and continue to happen. What HAP- to happen. Just about ten or fifteen minutes ago and it's sad it's unfortunate but those things happening I've always said in trying to convince them to to come in and stop doing. This are us one philosophy and that is that any kind of living is better than any kind of dying and they respond to that sometimes. But it's still so hard to see a young man eighteen and nineteen years old and most of them have been teenagers to see them. Walk through the door. When you know that they'll never come out again three years after that interview Russ Hewing retired. He left Chicago and moved to Rural Michigan. A town called pawpaw his colleagues. We spoke with for the story cameraman Ken. Bedford reporter Charles. Thomas and producer Pat. Arnold all visited him there. This past June rustling died. He was ninety five the entire city field in absence because reporters like Russ Ewing. Don't happen anymore. Russ was this older. Grey-haired receding hairline somewhat. Disheveled guy who wasn't about flash and DASH reporters today are wearing the company logo. Rust would have on an old trench coat. I think we all miss that kind of reporter. Because they were real and they did real stories. I certainly miss him. He represented an era..
"russ w" Discussed on Criminal
"Russ Ewing was born on December. Twenty Eighth Nineteen twenty three. He grew up on the south side of Chicago. He became an orphan when he was very young and he was raised by neighbors in one thousand. Nine hundred fifty six. He became one of the city's few black firefighters. Russ wants described getting to the scene of a house. Fire the woman who owned the House who is white. Said she wouldn't let him and other black firefighters put out the fire. The House burn down. The Civil Rights Act wouldn't pass for another eight years and resident in interview that White Firefighters Hummus behaved or quote. Alcoholics were sent to work with the black firefighters as punishment. There were segregated. Fire stations and black. Firefighters were rarely promoted to one of the things that shifted. His career was as a firefighter. He was privy to inside information about the way. Black firefighters were treated. Compared with white. Firefighters Russ started exposing the fire departments practices to a local black newspaper called the Chicago defender. At first he used fake names and then I think he just stepped out in you know Identified himself and as a result you then media outlets reached out to him he would look at certain situations and he would expose them because he just didn't think it was right. Roscoe's first job in TV in the mid sixties WMA Q. Channel Five. He was hired to deliver film but Russ also pitched stories and was eventually promoted to work on news copy by nineteen. Sixty-nine he'd been promoted again to on camera reporter. This was sixties and it was very important to have black reporters and camera people and photographers. Whatever to go into certain neighborhoods because they could go places where a white crew could not raw said that when he started there were very few black employees he recalled one reporter one window washer someone in the cafeteria and a security guard his big early stories covered abuses at the Chicago dogpound and discriminatory lending practices and then he started doing something different. Something nobody else was doing. I think the very first time just came by accident years rescuing speaking in nineteen ninety two interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. That was a mental patient who was holding A woman and two young children hostage for a long time. He was threatening. The police surrounded the house. They had been there for quite a while. They didn't want to try to rush the house because they thought he might kill of the innocent people but after waiting for a long time I I I asked the police. I said let me see if I can talk to a guy. Last leader said that the police told him. We'll go ahead and get your head shot off. We can't stop you and I got up near the door. He recognize me from television. He let me come in. We talked for about an hour and the only thing we talked about. I didn't talk about surrendering I. I just talked about using a philosophy that any kind of living is better than any kind of dying after we talked about it for a while. He put the gun down and we walked out on it. And it's been going on ever since in one thousand nine hundred seventy six. Two men named James Shelton and Sydney carver walked into a currency exchange office with guns and demanded money. They took two employees hostage. An escape from the currency exchange the broke into a nearby apartment and barricaded themselves inside wall. Hundreds of police officers surrounded the building according to a WMA Q. Channel Five cameraman. The men said they wouldn't come out because they didn't trust the police when the police asked who they did trust they said. Russ they'd seen him on TV. The police contacted. Russ the cameraman's said what finally swayed James Shelton and Sydney carver to surrender was Russia's guarantee that they wouldn't get shot when they asked how he could be sure Roy said because of they shoot you they'll have to shoot me. Another call came in just a week later. And after that it's noble over the years. Russ Ewing stood beside more than one hundred men and women as they surrendered to the Chicago police. Once the word got around that you were safe with. Russ you could tell him anything he could keep a secret. It was just like a no brainer. Sometimes suspects families would call him because they knew that he would deliver their loved one to the police station safely after talking with the person who wanted to surrender sometimes for hours. Russ would either drive them to the police station or scored them to a waiting police car. He often got in the police car and rode along to the station on. The suspects were afraid of being alone with the police. Would he always staying close to the suspect assumes leading them in absolute no he was? He held their arm. He usually locked arms with his suspects because they were his brothers. They were his people. They were his neighbors. They were his There were people that knew him. They trusted him. You Trust it immediately because you thought he was from the neighborhood in fact you knew he was from the neighborhood he was that kind of guy in one thousand nine hundred eighty to a man named Russell cat'll it was visiting his lawyer in downtown Chicago. He was waiting on a settlement payment from a bus accident. But it hadn't come yet. He was unemployed and frustrated and he pulled out a gun and took his lawyer hostage. The police were called Russell. Catlin asked for Russ Un. He reached out any touched his hand. And he said your name is Russell and my name is Russell. So we have something in common the Touching of the suspect the affirming that. You're not a pariah. You know when when somebody has done something egregious you know. There are afraid. They know that they will be perceived as you know maybe the scum of the earth but not by rescuing this is eye witness news. How do you do ladies and gentlemen? I'm Fahey Flynn. Here's what's happening. A twenty nine year old Chicago man is in custody tonight. He's described as a broken man. A victim of chronic unemployment separated from his wife and young son this morning in a loop office Russell Catholic pulled a gun and took attorney most job hostage. He said he wanted to talk. To Channel. Seven's RUSSULA deputy chief. Charles pep was in charge of police at the scene. He would not allow me to go the room until Russell. Cadillac agreed that he would put the weapon inside a desk drawer once inside the room. We talked about his effort to get a job. He said that he could have robbed someone to get money but he simply wanted a job. At one. Point cabinet appeared irrational and started to cry. We walked out of the building together. Said that he was sorry that he did not intend to hurt anyone. I promised that I would stay at his side. All the way and I have promised that police would not use handcuffs all the way to police headquarters. He kept repeating. All he wanted was the job and the settlement that he felt he had coming from the lawsuit. Thank you again. Rush rush rush showing a rare and remarkable human being as evidence again today during his sixteen years as a reporter here in Chicago. His hometown. Thirty one wanted. Murderers have volunteered themselves in the custody of Russia..
"russ w" Discussed on Criminal
"Seventy a twenty two year old named John. Burge joined the police force in Chicago by the time. He was dismissed in nineteen ninety. Three he in some detectives under him at allegedly tortured more than one hundred people in the nineteen seventies eighties and early nineties. A friend of mine and I were doing a death Penalty case and as part of the motion. We produced a picture of the holding cell bench which was wooden at the time and the client had scratched out on a wooden oak bench. They're torturing me and that's why he gave a confession Mary. Jane classic is a Public Defender in Chicago. She's been an attorney since nineteen seventy-three. Were you seeing your clients who had been roughed up by the police absolutely absolutely I. It's time and it's a disgrace within the criminal justice system. It's been well documented the so called Burj Era Cetera. Like that We have pictures. We had everything. My office always filed multiple motions. Jon Burge and his detectives were known as the midnight crew or Burge's ass kickers federal prosecutors later alleged that the group tortured suspects by beating them suffocating. Them burning them and administering electric shocks. Jon Burge was white most of the suspects or black. A man named Shaheed mean who was incarcerated in an Illinois state. Prison leader testified. That burge held him for hours at police headquarters in Chicago in. Nineteen eighty-five pressuring him to confess. He said that Burge held a revolver against his head. Put one bullet in the cylinder spun it and then pulled the trigger. When it didn't fire burge pulled the trigger two more times. The man refused to confess in so burge pressed a plastic typewriter cover over his face until he became unconscious. Burge repeated the process two more times until the man did confess. Things had gotten so out of control that the Cook County Public Defender's office in Chicago route to the US Attorney General about this systematic torture of black male suspects in order to coerce them to make confessions they had badges and guns and they were very dangerous. There were people who spent twenty five thirty years in the penitentiary on charges that they confess to because they were being tortured and the torture all that much of the torture allegations led back to detective commander Jon Burge and his Group of detectives the full extent of John Burgess. Misconduct become public knowledge until later he was fired. In nineteen ninety-three the continued to collect a pension Cook County. Prosecutors conducted a lengthy investigation. But no one could be charged with torture. The statute of limitations had passed later. Birch was convicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. He lied under oath denying that he tortured suspects in two thousand eleven. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in two thousand sixteen. This Chicago paid nearly five point. Five million dollars to fifty seven victims who've been tortured by Jon Burge and his so called midnight crew that was an addition to more than one hundred million dollars. The city of Chicago had already paid in reparations. Settlements in legal fees stemming from police abuse. Jon Burge died in Florida in two thousand eighteen back in the height of the Burj era in the Chicago. Police Department long before there were cell phone cameras. There was an African American TV news. Reporter named Brosse and Russ was doing his thing in the midst of all this and a lot of people forget that this is what was going on in the city in terms of the criminal justice system when Russ Ewing was going out and people were turning themselves. In to rush's ewing. He was right in the middle of all this. Grass Ewing showed the police and the people that someone was watching what was going on and filming as he put it. I just did the best I could with what I had. I'm phoebe judge this is criminal..
Jon Burge and Chicago's Legacy of Police Torture
"A twenty two year old named John. Burge joined the police force in Chicago by the time. He was dismissed in nineteen ninety. Three he in some detectives under him at allegedly tortured more than one hundred people in the nineteen seventies eighties and early nineties. A friend of mine and I were doing a death Penalty case and as part of the motion. We produced a picture of the holding cell bench which was wooden at the time and the client had scratched out on a wooden oak bench. They're torturing me and that's why he gave a confession Mary. Jane classic is a Public Defender in Chicago. She's been an attorney since nineteen seventy-three. Were you seeing your clients who had been roughed up by the police absolutely absolutely I. It's time and it's a disgrace within the criminal justice system. It's been well documented the so called Burj Era Cetera. Like that We have pictures. We had everything. My office always filed multiple motions. Jon Burge and his detectives were known as the midnight crew or Burge's ass kickers federal prosecutors later alleged that the group tortured suspects by beating them suffocating. Them burning them and administering electric shocks. Jon Burge was white most of the suspects or black. A man named Shaheed mean who was incarcerated in an Illinois state. Prison leader testified. That burge held him for hours at police headquarters in Chicago in. Nineteen eighty-five pressuring him to confess. He said that Burge held a revolver against his head. Put one bullet in the cylinder spun it and then pulled the trigger. When it didn't fire burge pulled the trigger two more times. The man refused to confess in so burge pressed a plastic typewriter cover over his face until he became unconscious. Burge repeated the process two more times until the man did confess. Things had gotten so out of control that the Cook County Public Defender's office in Chicago route to the US Attorney General about this systematic torture of black male suspects in order to coerce them to make confessions they had badges and guns and they were very dangerous. There were people who spent twenty five thirty years in the penitentiary on charges that they confess to because they were being tortured and the torture all that much of the torture allegations led back to detective commander Jon Burge and his Group of detectives the full extent of John Burgess. Misconduct become public knowledge until later he was fired. In nineteen ninety-three the continued to collect a pension Cook County. Prosecutors conducted a lengthy investigation. But no one could be charged with torture. The statute of limitations had passed later. Birch was convicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. He lied under oath denying that he tortured suspects in two thousand eleven. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in two thousand sixteen. This Chicago paid nearly five point. Five million dollars to fifty seven victims who've been tortured by Jon Burge and his so called midnight crew that was an addition to more than one hundred million dollars. The city of Chicago had already paid in reparations. Settlements in legal fees stemming from police abuse. Jon Burge died in Florida in two thousand eighteen back in the height of the Burj era in the Chicago. Police Department long before there were cell phone cameras. There was an African American TV news. Reporter named Brosse and Russ was doing his thing in the midst of all this and a lot of people forget that this is what was going on in the city in terms of the criminal justice system when Russ Ewing was going out and people were turning themselves. In to rush's ewing. He was right in the middle of all this. Grass Ewing showed the police and the people that someone was watching what was going on and filming as he put it. I just did the best I could with what I had.
Everything's on Wikipedia. Misinformation, too. But Wiki says its editing process quickly shuts that down.
"Wikipedia started in two thousand one. It was meant to be an online encyclopedia free for everyone to use and contribute to. Over the years the question of ups accuracy has been hotly debated many journalists are forbidden from using it as their only source and at any given time. It's army the of volunteer. Editors might be fighting raging battle to make sure that a page contains the truth. That's been happening this week on wikipedia entries about the corona virus but but considering the State of Information Online we pius goal of providing free information for no incentive other than information is actually kind of reassuring. Assuming it can beat back the trolls. Catherine Maher is chief executive officer of the Wicked Media Foundation which oversees whip media. I asked her how often the site gets hit by misinformation information campaigns. Absolutely there are efforts at times With groups of individuals will try to manipulate the quality of the information towards a particular aim. What is interesting is that it actually only takes one person who is tracking that article page to be able to shut that down and what that means is that we actually have the ability within within the system to sort of self regulate when there's an effort to actively manipulate information. Is it possible that some of the concern then going forward is less about errors ars and more about a mission I absolutely. I think that the editor balances roughly through best number eighty percent male and twenty percent. Identify Fayaz as women. What that leads to is implicit bias in terms of what gets covered and what is deemed as notable right now the content on on most wikipedia Particularly in this subject area biographies is skewed towards men And that's one of those places. Where wikipedia editors are actually really only interested in trying to correct the record? And there's a number of people across the comedian community in groups that are actively oriented to writing women into history. The reason this matters so much is a lot of those products that are coming out of the technology sector. Today are trained on Wikipedia. So if you you have a database that over represents men or over represents certain concepts like science to be associated with men. What you're actually doing is encoding those biases into the world around you. How do you see the role of wicked media right now. As as having evolved in a significant way as sort of politics and culture really shift around the idea of truth around what fact is it's funny when I when I started it with Media Foundation. I always will be so interesting. I never expected it to be quite so relevant relevant element to the conversation around the future technology relevant to the conversation around the future of information relevant to the conversation around the future of trust. I think what has changed. Russ's we've gone from being sort of a website on the Internet to away in which the world records itself. We've become much more of a sort of central record of information that underpins knowledge infrastructure of the web. It belongs to everyone and you know we have a responsibility to make sure that that stays that way. I WANNA the shift to how you guys. Pay The bills at the wicked media. We've all obviously had the experience you know. There's there's the public the public radio motto and the Public Donation Nation Model. Is that the. Is that the primary way that you accrue revenue. Yeah we have a lot in common with public radio In that we every year at the end of the year we ask our Our readers to donate to wikipedia. And we're incredibly fortunate that I think around eight million people donate every year an average of fifteen. US dollars That makes ACCEP- about eighty five percent of our total contributions. The remainder are primarily from major donors. People who give a little bit more than fifteen dollars and philanthropic foundations so. We are entirely nonprofit and entirely donor driven as an organization But what's interesting to me is actually fewer than one percent percent of our total readers. Give so we st- Although we think of ourselves as very much public supported organization given how many people read Wikipedia all all over the globe. it's still pretty exceptionally exceptional group of individuals who make sure that it keeps running year in year out. Catherine Maher is chief executive officer of the wicked media foundation which oversees wikipedia
"russ w" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"Me your face. I go nuts in my bedroom of my house on. Is that twenty years ago anyway. Very soon. In the timeline of the business Paint your wagon as a flop up Finian's rainbow as a flop and in that seem easy. Rider comes up and it's the death of the musical as we know it from Hollywood. How did you feel during that period where you get to the late sixties and everything becomes the counter cultural thing in Nicholson and five easy pieces and all everything becomes a little more? I dropped out. I actually dropped out a show business. moved into Panga and got into fine art as opposed to Komo. Did you do that. Oh boy was out for years for several years. I did nothing The last movie I did I think was the long ships movie with Sidney Poitier and would mark and and then I dropped out and I went. I went up to two Panga and got into who I met. An artist was Berman. I got involved with Like Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure. The poet and I got involved with a lot of those people and I got turned onto fine art as opposed to the performing. Now you've got quite a few credits after yeah Yeah but there be movies. I did them just for some money so I can support myself. Could I didn't give a fuck what I did. I just did them in there and made up my own line of work and a lot of that are happy to have you. Yeah they were thrilled to have me. Then I did well in the fine art shows and I. Did you still doing this solar well when I get a chance. I've been writing my book for the last twenty years by the way it's called dance on the edge. When's he coming out early next year? We finished it and Bonnie is his putting in all of photos. Now we've got tons of photos that were putting I hope so tell. Are you one of the stories about west side story when We finished in and I was friends with Natalie in an RJ and they it came out to the Beach House. One Time Tab dinner we had dinner and we were we were drinking and And Tony were Dante was came came to he was a friend of Natalie's and so we're all sitting around. Were having a few drinks and I got this crazy idea. It was just 'cause I one time at Anthony Quinn's house up in Oxnard he had a big ranch and I went there and we were out in the back that he was barbecuing and and he says let's play you. Ask somebody a question and you have to tell the truth. So I said this play that so we started doing it with Natalie and and RJ. We went around the room and I thought well I'm going to live in up so I thought for sure that I knew knew the answer to this. So I said could Natalie I said Natalie in that if you had your choice of getting an Academy Award for West Side Story Story get an academy award. But in order to get the Academy award you would have to divorce. Rj You know or would you rather stay with RJ RJ. You know and and so she says she thought about it for a second. She said I'll take the cat. That's a true story. A lot of women the shiny ball I was so surprised. I thought sure at RJ nod knowingly. He pounded the table. He practically ethically broke a bottle again. He rang the and I was living at the beach at a beach and he ran down to the beach and Tony went to help him and I was sitting there with Naveh said. Why didn't you say that why she said well? I thought about it. And I thought you know it may be my only chance to get an academy and we're not gonNA MARRY RJ again. Dan came back up and I thought about that story. When you know? Would that big deal that they had on the yacht where she drowned and they had a big fight and all. Oh Yeah yeah very much in love with her. You could tell he was little. Oh yeah he was he. He was really possessed by dinner with people in New York. And I know she's to play a game and I'd say AH my friends back. Then this is ten fifteen years ago they were all ten years older than me. Some fifty they're sixty or seventy and I'd have like I went with a friend of mine and and his wife and two couples that were friends women's table. There's eight of us. I'm the youngest one that everybody's in their seventies and I turned to this woman who was Anne Bancroft kind of Salty Savvy v New York Dame And I said to her I said Love Anne and the game I played was. Do you want to know your husband your wife Your partner. You're married to in the next life life when you die. Will you see them again. And the first person I turned to with this woman who was like this Anne Bancroft type you Julia. You and Irving here I nations and before I even opened my mother because she was Oh God no God forty years with him is enough. You think I'm going to see him on the other side side for eternity. Oh Christ at one of honest thing to San Front of your husband. Than when you're dead I always obsess about the league. Will I know my wife and my kids is on the other side. While I see my dad blah blah real quickly How do you get dialed into David Lynch twin peaks? How'd you get pulled into that? I was living with Dean in Stockwell and deny were lit up Laurel Canyon. I'd just divorced My second wife and moved in with Dean Him and the two of us were living there. And then I went to do a play and dean and Dennis Hopper did blue velvet and so Dennis said he. He's GonNa have a birthday party for David Lynch and so I went within two Dennis's place and And Lynch was getting cards and gifts and stuff and and he opened up this one card and it was a guy standing in the centre with these naked women around him you know with all these naked women and he sort of laughed and everybody laughed and it was like the funny thing you know and I was standing next to me. Wouldn't you love to be. This guy is funny like that and it was an opportunity and I said to him. I said what I would really love. David is to work with you sometime. And he looked at me and he said the next project I do the next project and it was like a year later that I got a call. All from agency remembered. David Lynch wants to see you and so I went in. He remembered him and He said the part that I and I'll never forget what he said head was and I went home and told Bonnie later he what he said to me. Not the part I want you to. I'm thinking of you for the part I want you to do in. His film is eccentric. trich character called Doctor Jacoby when she had to do that in the film so I went home and I kept thinking about it all the way home in. What he said? Didn't say want you to additional Jenner Tryout. or I'm thinking of you the part I want you to do and I went home and I told Bonnie that's what he said so My agent called and said yes he wants you. They just don't have a part yet written for Doctor Jacoby but They wrote a scene for the pilot and I decided to do something nuts dean told McCain had worked with him he said David loves something. That's out there you know so I decided to I put it here plugs in my ears. I figured as you psychiatrist so when I get off the elevator and the wind scene and Asian Cooper says to me agent Cooper Gary Cooper and that was about the only seen I had but after the pilot Lynch loved it and so they picked it up and I'm GONNA shoot it a year later and that's what I went to Venice and I wanted to find some crazy glasses. So I- narrow down to a blue pair a red pair and then finally I stopped. I was looking in the mirror and I said Oh my God. That's it so I had a pair of glasses made with one redlands and one Blue Lens and that was my Jacoby. Major showed him to Lynch. I said the Blue Lens affects affects the creative side of the eye and the logical side of the was a red list. Give it some light so explain all he says I love it but let's did not tell anybody why you're wearing those glasses. Let's keep it a secret. He loves secrets. Let me just say this here. Here's my last question. Do everybody knows Because you have a you have a multi generational show business family Your Tamblyn Dad. Ever give her any advice about the Biz chipper wanting advice. Me About this She did she said a soap opera general hospital that she was on. I wasn't working so I used to take her. My mother was was taking her for well. Passed away then. I took her and I used to stand next to the camera and when she would finish his scene you know in soap opera directors not their directors in a booth breath. Yeah and I used to stand next to the camera and when she would finish his seen the one piece of advice I gave her is whatever you do. Don't get caught acting. That's the main thing. Don't get caught acting. That should be the name of your book. Don't get caught acting Russ Tamblyn. Thank you from the bottom thank you. It's such an honor to be interviewed..
"russ w" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"So jury suit Robbins was the choreographer director Robbins. WILL THEY CO director. But at the Potanin agreement that Bob is would would do the dramatic scenes and and Robinson's physical numbers. So do it on the the foot now. You may not know what that means that means instead of stepping on the left and kicking to the right you gotta step in the right kick to the left you gotta do it the other way and so every all these dancers are walking around crazy so we were there in New York for. Oh my God. We're there for a month late and by the time we got back to La. They closed the production down. They said that's it. He had it in his option. That if it didn't work out for a certain amount of time that he could be let go he was just gone by the time we came back to work mark. He was gone all dancers. Were like a depressed. They've been complaining the whole time complaining about how all the rather have Jerry Robbins and complain the not having been yeah. It's not like calling them names or anything. There was a book written. His biography is dancing with the devil. You know so I mean he just was a prick until after he was fired. That the one of his assistants Tony Gordon Day. Mary Rivera. Tony and Tony took over so Tony said let's put some tumbling back in the in the in the film. Let's put some DANTEC. So that's when I end the DANCEHALL number right. Did their own back with a full twist kept dancing and everything and so later on Jerry Robinson a show called Jerome robins Broadway and the kid that was playing. RIFF did a flip on the stage. And I saw that and I was had a heart attack I turned to buy. Did you see that. So I couldn't wait to get back stage. You know what I met him and he was so happy to meet me and I said now I gotta ask you. How were you able to do a flip on the stage? He says that was part of the audition. I give myself Chattan the back right at. You're ever seriously injured doing the work. You've done only once in a wonderful world of the brothers Grimm which was in center so it was hard to do and I had to roll down a hill. Gordon jump over the camera and I think I hit the top of the camera and cut my new like Tom. Cruise in mission impossible. Yeah did you know when you were doing the movie what the movie it was GonNa be. Did you know I knew I was doing a classic movie but I didn't know that it was going to end up history as history and as big as it was an epic film. And there's a lot of big stars like Glenn Ford does tons of them that are big stars. That have never really had an epic film. Oh you know that they could hang their shirt on a big move. You Take George curious. What else has he done? West side story is his premier Arkansas' calling because of that. We got to go to governments Chinese and get our hands and feet as it should cement. You know which was pretty pretty much of a trip. Yeah actor dancer West Side Story Star. Ross Tamblyn another. Here's the thing guest who came up through the old Hollywood studio. Oh system is Robert Osborne. Who before he was the host of Turner? Classic movies was a member of Lucille. Ball's stable of actors at Desi Lu Studios in in the nineteen fifties didn't pay much money at all but it was like a masterclass for me because Lucy took us under her wing. Now Desi at this point was womanizing. He wasn't around much so she would show us. I Love Lucy show she done bad ones and show us why they didn't work then chose a good one and why it did worse share with the rest of my interview with Robert. Osborne is in our archives. At here's here's the thing dot org Tamblyn talks life after riff coming up. This is Alec Baldwin. You're listening to here's the thing and we're back with my guest Russ Tamblyn West side story director. Robert wise made a surprising choice to follow up his musical mega hit. It was his younger film. Co starring Julie Harris and Claire Bloom a supernatural horror project called the haunting tamblyn decided to join the cast but it took some convincing. I don't even think I wanted to do it at the beginning because I was the one person in the haunting that that wasn't one of the strange people it had some sort of psychological damage damage. You know I was just a guy that was going to inherit. The House turned it down at first to tell you the truth but MGM said You know. Bob Really want you and unfortunately we're going to have to put you on. What is it where they were? You don't get paid for a bunch of months you know and so I said well furred urge salary. Maybe I'll re descript again so I decided to do it and I. I was in the south of France. Then doing some other movie when he offered to me so I flew back to England and And that's who are we did the haunting and we did it just in this amazing place which was in an stratford-upon-avon and they found this house it had been was actually like a big manner that had been haunted for hundreds of years and it was all run down and there were weeds growing everywhere and it was an incredible the place so it was It was quite amazing. So what was the set of that. Lie on the haunting. Yeah it was incredible. I mean a lot of shot L. Street the The interior of the house was shouted L. Street where they could really really work it out better. Would we mainly use the outside of the hotel For for shooting the openings and everything but I had this experience one night and we were staying near the night we only stayed there one night and my bedroom was right above where they were shooting where the entrance was so there were arc lights and they were shooting out front and I wasn't working working then and these lights kept coming on. I could hear the noise. Shit I'm GonNa go just take a walk in the back and see there was supposed to have been a ghost in the back back and There was like a path that went up and there was a little graveyard up there and there was like a eight year old that was murdered and and so I I decided I'd walk up there and they say that's where you were the ghost. Is You know so I would say I'd love to see a ghost. I thought that would be really really cool so I go go out the back and it was pitch dark. I couldn't see a thing so I had to walk backwards because the arc lights from the other side of the building where leading up the the stone path so I could walk backwards and see where I was where I was going. I got up to a certain point and all of a sudden I felt like somebody put a brick of ice ice on the back of my neck I swear gone. I never told anybody that's never told any of the cast in the exclusive. I said you know what if I turn around own right now. I'm going to see a ghost. I felt that really strongly because of that it was like freezing right in the back of my neck so instead I just high tilted back and went to bed and I thought I do really run back. I can't I can't tell anybody about this Ever and I didn't didn't tell I was in my house on Long Island. Someone told me that my house had ghosts and one night I'm laying in bed and I hear these voices in my house. I swear to God I heard people talking a woman raising her voice and I I I listened to it and I listened to it and two in the morning. It's three in the morning and I'm INSOMNIAC. I have bad insomnia and I jumped out of bed. I swear to God I jumped out of my bet. I started screaming. I started screaming at the top of my lungs. You WanNa fuck when I shall yourself. Don't you fuck it I for me come on out and show.
"russ w" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"How old are you them but ten I think it was ten years old I played a King Saul is a boy who did four movies in this. You do boy with green hair reign of terror kid from Cleveland. Your fourth movie is Samson and Delilah. I mean I'm a sap for those epic movies and it's Demille obviously so you see the other directors they might have been a little more coddling and a little warmer to you. What was the mill like? Demille was like like you would expect. He wore short short pants. I guess with high socks he had a stick. The Voice of God no Samson Delilah was Demille yes so that was That in general yeah and when I went into the audition I auditioned with a paramount actor and it was this room I remember it was a room. There was like a big window a one way mirror and when I finished the scene the doors came bursting. Open out came to mill with his entourage. And he said you you got the part my boy and that was That was a big one for him. And you get to spend any time with victim matured you get to meet the adult. Yes what was he like is funnier than hell was he really. Oh my God he was wild. People have told me some pretty win even repeat the stories. I've been told about him I. It's pretty came in with a black guy one time and and they had to put makeup on his and I asked him. I said she's the hell did you get that. He says I went home last night. And my wife punched me and and I said what's that forty so that's what you're GONNA do. He was very mischievous. He moved signs so that people would drive the wrong way so you know he was crazy. Oh Yeah and then one of the thing was Was Heady Lamar and I thought she was gorgeous. And Delilah and I remember sitting in addressing your one time and mature. I never forget. This dog was with him. The dog came into the dressing room and he went over and started to lick hetty Lamar's his legs said he says get away from their can't do that nuclear.
Water Main Break Causing Major Flooding In Lower Manhattan
"Late late afternoon afternoon water water main main break break flooded flooded cars cars stalled stalled traffic traffic on on South South Street Street there there Catherine Catherine slip slip still still a a mess mess this this morning morning as as you you just just heard heard from from Russ Russ holding holding in in his his car on South Street near Catherine slipped Bernie Dino cruise stop like everyone else when the water started to gush up out of the street so much water coming out of five forty one the calls are all the calls started moving of the water was they've come up the evening rush hour a water main break flooded dozens of cars to varying degrees Pedro and his car started to flow down South Street no it was in the water in the middle there we're in the middle of the middle going to still under water he tells me his car still runs but the carpet in seats are soaked in the electronics seem a bit wonky L. Jones ten ten wins at the South Street water main break in lower Manhattan Smith has is a temporary water outages this morning but the D. V. says things should be back to normal later this morning
"russ w" Discussed on The Brilliant Idiots
"You're talking about take like he ran away. His friend stayed back to fight He ran away which I get. I guess but it's like it wasn't that serious you it like. I only saw one because I thought you were going to swing feeders wing never wait yes so I don't I don't want to encourage violence but I always. Here's what people here's that's why I just want to end it and then let's move on but the reality is a lot of people because I'm me and it's easy to be like That's nice go to chapter one. It just ask this person does grown man GUAC dead or smoke or Adam twenty two whoever. Just ask them Yo. Why did you randomly just start talking shit about another grown man who you've never met right? Just ask them that because if we think it is if not FA- uh-huh why do you why because it's easy because I'm telling you because it's Oh you think they're taking advantage the way. I'm sure you're sing love songs sometimes. It's easy bro Like I get. It looked real tweeting people. You can say whatever they want to say at the end of the day at least you know that if you diss Russ in his song there is a high chance you're GONNA get punched in the mouth for it now. Jump No jumper. What can you jump no jumper? Is that a trick question. Auto no not just saying that's what he see the but would like to compensate. Yeah me not. I'm talking and it was like and we squashed everything we're cool with his after he saw what you was working with as far as your crew. Yeah Yeah like not. As far as I know but it's just like I just think it's just. It is unfortunate to for to ever go to violent place but unfortunately for a lot a lot of people that is the only language they understand violence. Because it's like it's not real enough toilets on your doorstep. Yeah so it's like who you can tweet back at me all day. I'm not gonna I never once like. I don't know not doing the twitter we owe. So I WANNA talk to you about a couple more things You know you have discussed openly. You know your problem with artists promote drug use. Yeah so when you see a magma pass away rest in peace Mac Miller when you see a juice world and Lexi Yeah Automated Sola. Yeah when when you see these people pass away. I don't WanNa see the I don't think Vick fighting the football they were. You know what I'm saying but there a reason to come back and say look. This is what I told you know because I don't think that's distasteful but I think that It is you know it's sad that that happened and I think I think unfortunately a lot of times with them. I don't know if it was if it was so much of a crazy addiction. Problem with like a Mac Miller lexi or now I don't know I'm just like hypothetically I don't know but or if it was just one night you took one too many things in your partying and just talk. It's by situation. You take coq one time you life and then he just fucks up but I will say that I did find the sad that it took that and then a juice. What situation for a lot of artists who have tried to reprimand me publicly? It took that for them to come out and say man fucking talking about drugs and this is wagging I'm going to go to rehab now and he's like oh so that's what it took to remind people would but at this is what I was trying not unfortunately for a lot of artists who had a problem with said about rappers glorifying drug abuse. As if it's a game it took three overdoses for Y'all to finally hold yourself accountable. which I think is pathetic? It's like what you said about being on your doorstep them because then it's like your friend died so now you like doc own shit. I should stop posting pictures smiling next to Leeann like it's cool. You know what I'm tripping. I got kids looking up to Dan. Roy took you three overdoses feeding realized that you have kids looking up to you. Do Not your followers don't get do get caught up in it though when you listen to like future song and it's great mu mixer foul. Yeah and it sounds. I don't even know half the things he saying. The song sounds fun. Yeah no it sounded fun. That's why when I was nineteen me and my friend. We wanted to go. Try Lean because it sounded fun. We it didn't do it but and people got on me for that when that clip went kinda around the Internet like how you nineteen Like you're a grown man. Nineteen talking about you influence to do so. I'm like I'm like wait. A second is their age limit on when you can be influenced to do something or so. You can't like if you're thirty five and you listen to a wraps on that makes you want to go do something positive. Live your wack. You shouldn't be impressionable at thirty five. It's like Bro. Like there's no age limit on when you can be influenced by late. Nineteen acting like I. I was thirty nine talking about. Yeah you may WanNa try lean like I was nineteen and Y'all thirty five tempted to scan because you heard so shut up. How do you counter that new music? How do you counter the celebration? Deliberations drill coach in your music. Because I feel it is got to be record that encourage people not to do it right. Yeah but then that comes off a little too. I do have a song called. That's not outside. Oh boy wanted to be called the kids. That kind of speaks on it a lot. But you don't WanNa come off to wagging the finger in preaching but you just kinda WANNA provide an alternative like a different song that you know. isn't talking about that. But I do think goddess needs to hold themselves accountable and I love music too. I think future making it in in grinding and doing all that is great but I do think at the end of the day. If we're just being real you have to hold yourself accountable as a thirty six year old man or whatever it is and someone who's come on an interview and said that you don't we even do the drugs you're talking about which is which all that says is that you're literally just doing it to poisoning entertain and I you know. I don't know if that's great because because at at at that point at that point the culture is Hyena driven. It's we eat our own because you have come on an interview and said Nah. I'm not even doing the drugs I'm rapping but I just know y'all WanNa hear that which really says to me I'm not getting hi. I'm out overdosing. y'All are that's great. I'm GonNa keep giving you the background music for it makes me money. That's part of the problem. We've seen this movie before. Though I mean you wrap is back in the day. Who would wrap about all that Gangsta? Shit that they was doing yeah and they weren't but they was exactly. Yeah no anyone doing just entertainment. Look I have no problem with so-called negative. I cut you off because when people because I know people are going to say to that which is well someone if someone makes you wanna go do something fucked up because of a rap song the weak minded. No it's like okay but hold on a second someone I wanNA make you WanNa go do something positive in a rap song does that mean you're weak minded. Because influences influence influenced has no negatively or positively. If you listen to a song it makes you want to do something if using changes by two pods and it makes you want to go be positive. Yeah does that mean you weak minded no so just on the flip side it. Doesn't you know humidor impressionable. That's what it was supposed to. Inspire artists are inspiring people. Music is inspiring. So you have to be careful with your platform because you have to understand. Stand that it might inspire you to do something negative or bad. If I make a song called go get money and then I make a song called go do lean. I can't be like here weak minded if you only listen to go do lean version like know buller impressionable influence. I mean that's why we have advertisements you couldn't Nothing commercials Everyday Commercial Donald. Maybe we should look at athletes like that too. Because every time I see Lebron like a McDonald's Commercial Maggie. Don't eat this shit right. You know like so. It's like you are the pinnacle of health right vying telling kids each giving them heart attacks so is is when I got off the plane. McDonald's the only thing open now it's like I go August fucking fries pound Lebron's Lebron's Alana's like I think especially in hip hop up songs are commercials for the lifestyle. You know in so I think that if like if your song which is the commercial for the lifestyle you're selling if you a song is talking talking about using drugs or whatever. You cannot be surprised that People Watched Your Commercial Aka your song. It was like wow. That's a great idea. And then you turn on me like y'all shouldn't do it though tone. I would say you can't live this do as I say not as I do can't live. My Dad used to tell me when I don't do what I do say. Are you sell crack to among leadership right right. But it's like my dad used to help me to. You can't tell you I couldn't tell my little sister do as I say not as I do like my actions speak so you know I like like you could. You could be on the grandma daytime people. Don't give money to these designers they don't fuck with you. Don't buy jewelry. Don't waste your money on it but if you're self video is coming from a place of of you're wearing Gucci and ten chains on I don't know if it really resonates or it just seems a little fake you fill me just it's entertainment. It's sad because when you're young not even when you're young it. Just humans are impressionable. It's hard to discern what you shouldn't shouldn't do. And if you don't WANNA be looked up to and if you don't WanNa be a place into a source of inspiration than stop wrapping filming than Stop Rapping but you cannot get on a song promote something in your music and then be surprised when people turn turnaround in do it. You are part of the problem that it's that simple. That's why you can't say you're not a role model because you are when it comes dinner you have millions of people looking at you. That's a role model title. Like deal.
"russ w" Discussed on The Brilliant Idiots
"Uh-huh the living word urban because it sounds biographical. What does that have to do with music more yet? Because he's ethical ethical geographical. Because yes so I wouldn't. I wouldn't feel away but I will say on my on my first island. There's really a wolf from you. Know you submit it to the Grammy's and then they listen to it and choose to put it somewhere So like that's the other thing people understand too. When you submit your music for the Grammy's Yo you have to first of all you have to pick what you're submitting then you submit then? It's all these industry voters in whatever in a hotel in La and they have rooms designated for this bloom. Your latest listening to the pop submission. Whatever so tyler could have not submitted to hip hop if he wanted to know he could have submitted to whatever he wanted and they decided that no it's hip hop So they can still it. Yes so when I submitted my there's really wolf album to hip hop they moved it to urban contemporary. Yeah 'cause they said it. was you too much singing to be rap. But now with tyler situation. Tyler's album was majority singer. So then it's like. So what do you really mean what it really means is I I. I don't know if we can call the black kid top and I don't know if we can call the white kid rap that's been going on in radio for the longest radio is still radio is still race related. Urban Radio does is black dominated. Rhythm is where we all hang out together in KOPPA's top forty s white. Then I mean that's that's why at the end of the day I'm not you know I'm I'm fully aware wide. My Song Best on earth is now top ten at urban radio There's when there's an early people. There's an herb artist song. I'm not surprised that when you when you look at. Even I was uses uses example machine gun Kelly. Who wraps right? He's a rapper wraps super. Well technically wraps great. He had songs with Camila Cabello or whatever that would number one at top forty nothing on urban. So how do you have a rapper. A wrapper on pop radio but not on urban and then vice versa. You have post Malone who doesn't rap but gets quavering twenty one which is the urban play and that's why it shoots up the urban charts. The film uses playing the game. which I understand I get it but it is It is bizarre that it's still so separated radio but I like to see themselves reflected racist. It's it's just audience. Radio on Jeremy Lin play basketball the Knicks. Yeah of course you remember and then I will go to games. And they felt like fifty percent. Asian Asian was crazy. Yeah and it just felt represented there right or it wasn't like they hated. Watching black basketball players are white. Baleno spoken felt they fell spoken for. So maybe there's maybe there's some white people that when they watch them they were like well. This is the first time I feel they say alone. I've had the conversation of you know when when people are like being white does it make it easier identity. It's like one hundred percent and makes the easy to be global because the reality is that the white kids in Belgium are going to relate to me more than maybe a quaint off rip because like when they see me they see themselves So that makes sense now so it makes it easier. It'd be global which is probably why I can go to Portugal for my first time in do the arena in sell it out mumble break but at the same time. Yeah but at the same time Can and there's the hip hop media. WHO STILL SAYS WHO's Russ because why dissenting working for me globally? The same thing working against me hip hop which makes makes sense because hip hop is it's black culture so if it's easier for me to reach the global masses. which are you know? The white kids in Belgium and Germany were harder for me to reach the real essence of hip hop which is black culture. That makes sense and I can't be mad at the media partners. All your success comes from being white. What's that that is a fair critique not can't sit here and stop my feet that is a fair fair critique which is why I just always resorted back to though but look what I'm talking about? Look at my messages. which his ownership self belief and and an ownership is he talking about blowing money at designers? That don't like you you in all these things you know. It's like you know resort back to what I'm talking about. I'm not I'm not coming. Is it a fair critique because because it's it's a fair critique because if if if I was black would be selling out the same shows in Portugal or would this I'll tell you why because a big reason why my first huge fan base in the Middle East right was huge because they thought I was Middle East. Oh let me take back so they thought I was Middle Eastern. You might not be selling Out those shows in Portugal. But you might be selling out those shows in black and brown spaces hundred percent. Well that's when you give it take it's just like you. What is actually actually a really big benefit it just? It's almost it's like it's Kinda like obvious because it's like if I was black I would be bigger and black spaces but because I'm way on bigger white spaces and that's why I can't sit here and be like. Why am I not big Bro? Because you're not black like it's a similar maybe black people just don't know yet but what I'm saying. I can't get frustrated about that because that is a fair thing. Like that's fair solution to it. Goes back to white people thinking that everything is all to them in like. How dare you exclude? Exclude me from your conversation of. It's like you gotta appreciate your audience regardless of who they know for sure which is why like I focus on my audience. But you can't stop your feet read and be like but like why don't y'all folk me. Why don't y'all know it's like pro like give it time and also cutting entitlement out? You know you're not entitled to to a certain demographic just 'cause you think your dope this interesting conversation for me though because I see black artist who want more white fans. Yeah and then I see black artists who you have. A bunch of white fans won't more black fans interested. You know what I'm saying like even at radio when you talk about. I remember when Riyadh would never played on hip hop and rb stage right because she made pop music sort of pop station used to just play on a hip hop wouldn't which I used to didn't like because the package would play Katy Perry she puts US J. on record to hip hip hop stations would players do right so I didn't I didn't I didn't like that but that's the obvious that's what people do. That's why like you see you know when and I love like I also also wish that there was a a more because before I'm about to say I wish there was more accepting space for artists to speak openly about other artists in certain moves without it always getting taken as. Hey Hey and I can't folk would you like there should be more shacks and Charles Barkley's in music where no we're playing the game to like. I'm speaking from a place of experience. Can I just speak openly though. Go ahead recipe openly so same thing with Katy. Perry and juicy J is the same reason why you see see a put Kendrick Andrew Coyne the song same reason why Maroon five goes and gets Cardi B.. It's because it's mutually beneficial to all the white fans from Maroon Five Maroon five gets going don't get all the black fans from Cardi B. and it's a win win but is it neutral. I mean it is mutual. Do you really think all Cardi B.'s fans are going. I gotTa Take Dan Maroon five concert coming up. I can tell you that they maroon five as a better chance of getting Cardi B.'s. Fans by doing a song with Cardi B.. Who's doing more I feel feel like that way? Benefits car maybe party also makes yet. That's what I'm saying I. It's not that black and white but what it is that pop artist. This is traditional pop. Artists have always used hip hop artists black artists to look cool. Yeah right because pop was never the cool thing right. Pop was always the kind of like your top forty in Corny. Yeah I love zone. I love top forty years but top forty. He was always. It's not cool. Hip Hop is cool. So let's take not cool thing. Mix It with the cool thing. Maybe we'll end up somewhere in the middle mainstream cool. Those things. Don't go together but do they say what what is hip pop. Do not have this pop music but it is the sound of the most popular hip hop is so cool who that is the most popular thing. Yeah but if you call it pop it loses all the cool like that's why you have different. You can't be cool like you said unless you the underdog right. Can't be cool if if you're doing something that nobody else would do it. That's what makes cool. Well that's why you have to be careful with your creative and artistic decisions because before you know it you've done too many mainstream gene looks and you are no longer that cool right. You're not cool to your core right. That's when you call on you know all the people know about because when you call flips on you then all those people that weren't you're caught like you're not cool. No more sport cool exact because the world revolved the world music revolves around hip hop. As far as what's cool like what. What do we say? Now Hey everyone what are we. What are we doing like? They looked to hip hop for what to do what to wear what to say the whole thing but the second you become not cool. hip-hop is the second you're just is not cool in general and you better just go over there. Sit with the guitar seeing some pop songs in trying to make some shift shake. How do you forgive yourself? Russ food for your past unhealthy mindset Saudi. Because I'm still here in its and I'm alive and my family's healthy and I still have everything I want. I realized that You know the worst moment in life that happens like the Sun comes up tomorrow. What I'm saying like you still end up having having to go through it? So it's just it's just always a little bullet points like. Yeah that was really fucked up but you know what I did make it through. I'm standing here today. And I can't let dat like defy me you just kinda gotta grow from. Just forgive yourself. I look back at certain interviews things I said in an Mike now. You know what I get it. I understand that that guy was it was headhunting. That's why I say the Flute Song I've been on my Kobe number. H It because it's like. Kobe was eight. He was head hunting trying to prove himself in the league. And you know when I first came into this I was very much so like survival mode like now I gotta prove to everyone that like you guys only two thousand tickets. I'm doing a thousand and one tickets. It's like all these things just to try and prove that I belong in solidify spot but then time passes and you realize you're spot isn't going anywhere you're in your own lane in like man. I was kind of like going pretty hard and but I forgive myself because I should have been going that hard I should have been but now says about growing and kind of settling in and just taking taking your coat off you know what about the people you had to beat up. Then I don't I don't I don't forgive how many people I think I've seen two videos. ooh I've seen too. I don't know I can't remember year. That what what was the most reasonable. The Guy was okay not a trailer smoke. No that was that was quite di Wai. I don't see my thing is I know that's Russ Russ I forgive my guy. Let's get..
"russ w" Discussed on What's The [DATA] Point?
"Have to show that that investment has dividends for the families who lived there and in a way that does not cast some kind of shadow over their occupancy Z.. And bringing in The right mix of units The right partner to work with us on that will all will be critical. I think to demonstrating that we can do. It and I think The other thing that's important is What are we asking for in terms of That investment in how would How would that look at a particular site in? Can we explain the the numbers to the residence. I think one of the things that is interesting is to sit in these groups of folks say well how do you know you need that much. And and in what. How did you validate that number and And then the residents also WanNa know if we do infill What's that investment investment going to yield? So it's not much different than if it was There's the same question I think. Think that whoever's putting money into his asking but from a different side and I think that we have to answer that question for them And show that the INFIL can provide tangible improvement and we could use the proceeds from those kinds of transactions to invest in your unit and that at investment would look like this and this part defining it is going to be different. I think a little bit for each property. So it's about the information you're credible on can moving to the operating side which is how in part you build credibility. I mean you told a story to me once about walk into an apartment and someone sink was on the floor and you you said what happened. They were fixing a leak but never came back and you asked where she was eating dinner to set her sister's house That's so CBC documented commended that operating costs thirty nine percent higher than the private sector And obviously you talked about work orders. They're all the problems I mentioned before. For what is the fundamental issue with. Improving operations is not having enough. Money is it labor agreements that don't allow you to structure work. Efficiently is that the management organization. And you talk about Property Base Mandarin or is a management capacity. And you're going to say also how would you yes. It's multiple choice. Yes all of the above. So I'd say that the first thing to think about is Nitra has an obligation under the lease to its residents to deliver basic services. A lot of the work that we're doing with the Monitor team is about trying to improve that. So that's I think a good place to start in terms of how H is organized itself That's structure that. We need to rebalance if I look at our overall are all portfolio And look at the distribution of our staff We need to be able to shift resources out of the Central Central Office And put it into the field and we need to have an organization that functions like responsible owner And that means that your your focus is at the property level I think in large institutions like ours. It's easy to get distracted by okay all the various things that we have to do and on that saying they're not unimportant they are but at the same time We need to make Both a resource resource investment both money and people in the property. Now let's talk about people for a second so if we were managing aging in a normal environment if we were managing say at a housing authority that had been invested in or we had invested in those properties are work demands ends would look completely different. the amount of work orders number work orders we beginning would be different. The demands on staff would be different But we're not we're managing in a capital deficit and because of that Almost everything you touch. So let's go back to mold her second second. You fix the leak in the unit but the piping is sold that you've caused a leak above or below that unit that you now have to fix a second time that's an infrastructure problem. That's not just about delivering repair service. So The idea would be that we have to move both both those areas all the same time. We have to engage our labor partners in a discussion about How can we work this together as we tried? Tried to advance the delivery services and What would that look like You know those discussions are I. Think a prerequisite to us Beginning to talk to our labor partners about How we got to work together and what it means to work together Under the monitor ship The second thing we have to do we are in the process of doing a reorganization plan. That's required by the agreement and that has to be a document that's not just a box on a piece of paper that actually has to touch the culture and that document will be due to the Monitor in June and and we Fully hope to provide the monitor teams working with us. Obviously a plan that would show a different organization on the other side side of that and the third thing we have to do is raise capital and we have to do all those things together. I don't think they can work separately. They have to work in combination. Let's break that down a little on the Labor side. Yes so in our report. We noted did that job. Descriptions are pretty tight so someone who could do three three different hasn't apartment. Actually you need. Three trades and then workshops are generally Monday through have been traditionally Monday through Friday. Nine to five so you have to get them coordinated with the tenant who might be working nine to five correct so there are plenty of obstacles here. Now you did sign. nightside did sign with the caretakers agreement and got flexibility in work shifts but paid anybody who takes an alternative work schedules on he gets a fifteen hundred dollar bonus there's a annuity increase shift differential and then the rollout was pretty bumpy because it seemed from the outside and again I'd love to hear the the true story from the inside. That people chose to do these shifts without regard necessarily the nineteen needs or the complement of staff. You need at those hours to actually get work. Done it's just not a certain staff who chose to work on a Saturday. You need actually the right. Three people to work on Saturday. How do we afford Paying for all these flexibilities disabilities and get them done. Well so if I think about which is really complicated question. Let's think about I first. We need to think about work rules. We need to think about what is acceptable when we have conversation with The are Union Union partners What changes could we make there? And can we navigate that together in some way and to your point for example we we are working on a job description that is more of a generalist type position and we WANNA be able to Create that. And then we want to make sure that Are Union partners are comfortable with that because This would be a position position that could do some limited trade work so you could glean a unit and have more like a mechanic who could fix a number of things at the same time there are other other options. There's we're talking to You know On the heat side were doing twenty four seven a work now and looking looking to do the same thing on elevators. I think there'll be other modifications to shift set the property. I think one of the things that Nigeria has to live with this is if you look at our staffing now compared to where we were in the nineties and this was before we had fifteen years of additional capital title that number has changed dramatically shrunk and in part because the amount of money available to for the operating subsidy has changed and and We have to think about a bridge approach that would get us some staffing and resources at the property level and find the Resources for that so I think this is a long discussion. Both internally in terms of how we're structured and how we manage as an institution but also Talking to our Labor partners and figuring out if there is a there are revisions that we can jointly agree to that. Shine a light on the night..
Creating shareable content for your business.
"My guest today is Tim Staples he is the CEO of share ability and the CO author of the book. We're going to talk about today. Break through the annoys the nine rules to capture global attention. So Tim Welcome to show. I'm awesome you know. I guess the first thing. We'll definers What are you calling noise that we need to break through? This is the way I think about this book. Is that you know thirty years ago when you look at communicating a message most of the Megaphones of society. We're owned by big corporations so movie studios studios or television networks radio stations so if you wanted to become famous as an individual or if you wanted to get a message out as a brand it it was really difficult or really And so as a top of all of the Internet happened everything changed and and we effectively now have the smartphone. Basically have a movie studio in our pocket rights now everybody can break everybody broadcast to the world and so we live in kind. His aides were like trying to get youtube famous. People are broadcasting to their mother's basement but what it means is it two thousand nineteen. The good news is that everybody has a megaphone. The bad news is that everybody has a vagabond and shouting into all day long every day to the point that most people itunes to almost all of it out as talk about break aways. It's like how you crashed through the millions of messages commercials in people trying to come all his long. And actually get your your message heard in out in the audience and I think sometimes people here that like breaking through and crashing through and and all that means is like turn up the volume. Do something more viral you know. Forget about the fact that it has any value of the brand. You've just gotTa get noticed. I mean I'm I'm wondering wondering if we're coming over that too. Yeah we are. Yeah I always talk about yet rally in for you know. We've we've done a lot of big viral hits so that we can ask the Lasco make things viral which is a tough thing to be asked repeatedly but but I think we've kind of moved moved out of the age of reality in terms that we've moved into what I think is the age of share ability and that's about how sharable and and and specifically how are you worthy of a share yen and is there a formula for that I mean. Can you look look at something and say well. We've got to build this and then it's got to do this and then sky do that and that'll make people shared. I mean this is it that simple or is it the thing that we are talking about with a simple statement which is at nobody cares. Phases mindset of the default position. Where you're doing something you don't see the international air- right and and so I think basketball ball? My said is that okay. Now how do I actually create something that people are GonNa care about other things and concepts Insisted with a lot I take it you talk about but but the first one is simple. It's focused on value right. Like how do I think about okay. I WANNA reach this particular audience instead of focusing folksinger me in trying to protect it after. Then how do I think about it what they want and finding unique way to give it to them right which is a really simple concept but I think what most people miss is like. What is the audience wants? And how do I put that in my own unique voice that will be valuable. I I think a lot of the challenges because we're wired to think. How do I get them to buy our get him to like share and sometimes that runs counter to what it would be valuable to them he added? We do a lot with with a brass in her so hard wire. Yeah to sell sell sell purse like I feel like the last thirty years. Is that glad. Advertising approach programs in early beat fast and and try to rejected a message on the audience. That may not lie. And what we've seen. He is what he just start with value and I can be a lot of things ready to be education and the entertainment could be anti. You know there's a lot of ways in provides providing audience if you that percents give them ninety. I you completely change your relationship. If you try to sell their on their heels lean coming back. They're moving away from you if you get value out of the forward and you WANNA learn more about you as now so your relationship that you know you can actually Pity move toward the sale trying to start with US l.. I know in my own experience and I'm sure they're different. People like different things I I know that when when something like I'm expecting X.. And I get why a likes surprises me. I know those are the those are the things I remember the most and I'm probably more likely to tell somebody about is that is that one of the sort of formulaic aspects of you. Know How you get somebody to pay attention attention. Yes we allowed research on the science side like The human brain works as far as very consistent. United Asia's also across regions around the world. And we've identified These emotions that You know provoke people share and you're reunions right very emotional creatures and emotional piece of it is something completely lost in kind of the old school advertising. It hasn't it's like okay. How could it connect with something an feel something and I feel something then? I'll be part of that conversation appreciation Earn as actually five emotions that we've identified are all positive emotions that we found are the most effective at least Russ take people being forwarded share and so I walked through the first motion is is is happiness right and I think we live in a world right now. Everybody would agree that there's a lot of polarization at people are are split. Apart and there's a lot of negativity on the internet or leases feels that way and select giving people a small During their day even just a little smile or go to social media. Gone phone in a breakthrough meeting as really really really awful concept so the first principles happiness joy the seven principles we call saw is like a feeling of respect where he just. Aw Wow that's nothing I haven't seen before so it could be something that is. Is You know you you literally launching acting the moon that you haven't seen before or it could be accolate. This narrative acted and his nation's orange. Go Wow what a cool thing today. Did somebody completely unexpected kind of warm my heart and be my all the negociants call curiosity so this is all about learning things about the world that you didn't you hadn't seen before you didn't know and is allowed kind of educational content. It doesn't select where he can provide a lot of adding to the audience for the motion is empathy. Your sympathy is feeling bad with somebody but empathy is actually putting yourself in their shoes and having that shared connection Napkin do really really powerful And then the last motion surprised is basically giving something that they didn't expect in unique way And those are the five oceans. Plenty more down. Joe Like angers really a powerful emotion but probably doesn't hit most brands right or or status is powerful emotion but shuts down. You don't WanNa share and sad right because you made your friends at so their emotions but we find these. The most positive proactive ocean posit.
Birds are shrinking in North America, and climate change may be to blame
"This appears at the bodies of birds in North America are getting smaller KCBS reporter Melissa call Russ has more on the research which suggests that shrinking birds are the result of climate change a study that began simply with one experts carry off ET about birds that were crashing into windows in Chicago shows that birds bodies are shrinking the reductions in body size over the last forty years that we find are associated with increasing temperature is in areas where these birds are breeding in the summertime so in boreal North America university of Michigan biologist Brian weeks is lead author of the study and he says researchers were surprised to see that wild birds bodies are smaller their wings fans have been increasing why might that be we accept the theory related to birds behavior of birds get smaller it's harder and harder for them to maintain their migration but they have to migrate and so in response we see this natural selection where they get an increase in wing length that make them more efficient fired this study suggests that between nineteen seventy eight and two thousand sixteen north American birds lost two point six percent of their body mass on average and weak says scientists don't understand what the limits are of these adaptive changes Melissa call Ross
"russ w" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"It's kind of like just a little bit of Brave new world and Soma like Oh. Here's some constellation. Here's some goodies. Now now we don't anybody's starved starve to death. I think there's a private charity. There's all kinds of ways to give people a ways to avoid tr- so you know horrible poverty but I think deeper questions going to be where we get our meaning from where we get our spiritual texture of her live. What's going to make life feel good Is it just isn't gonNA be enough. Just you know have money and buy stuff if I don't have a job for forty years is that going. Oh don't worry we've got you taken care of. We Have A. We have a check for you every Monday. Just come down to the government office and that I don't know that's there's something a little bit Depressing about that to me Whether that's for me or my children or somebody else's children and it doesn't seem to me that's I mean that's like a desperation. Stopgap measure now having said that we already do that. Of course we have lots of things that we ways we give people people money who have struggled in life and there were things that we do with government money for sure. It's not it's not. It's not the worst thing that we do. The question is is that we move to a basic income strategy would replace or would it. Just stay on top of what we already have so as a replacement. I think it's a pretty good idea on top of it's a horrible idea and even as a replacement I think we'd have to be aware of the fact that it doesn't really solve all the problems to make sure that people have enough food to eat as could thing but to say that all of their financial financial well-being will come from their fellow tax payers or their tax payers living near them and I don't I don't it doesn't seem like the greatest policy to me. I'd rather the other ways of helping people who are desperately poor. There's another theme of Econ talk that I'm a big fan of which is kind of the idea that we have today. Massive amounts of data available and many of the studies whether we're talking about academic studies as our economic studies or studies about health. The studies of the past have relied on relatively paltry amounts of data. And we're really finding any out. Just how paltry they were with for example the lack of ability to reproduce studies that have been done and there is also like I. It really enjoyed your episode about medical reversal recently. Which is where medical practices that are ineffective or harmful they're discovered by the healthcare community Eh and reversed and this is like proliferate and you know I it really begs the question you know if we have a lack lack of data if we cannot make a conclusive judgment about something then is should we go with the judgment that we come to with the the with the if we okay we need you know we need a five times the amount of data that we actually have to come to judge a judgment? Should we just use that. The twenty percent of the total data set that we actually need. Will that get us somewhere close to the actual judgment. We have an I. I guess I'm curious areas. How do you think we should approach these types of questions where you know we have? We have some drug that maybe we should test on somebody But we don't feel we. We have enough data. And what are the ways that that that implementation implementation of certain policies occurs where it actually ends up harming the in consumer because because we do not have the requisite amount of data your contact list you know one of my big themes humility and I think we need to be a lot more humble about what we can get from small or big data. I think big data's potentially will improve some things but won't approve everything and it's not magic and and I think there's a lot of Misplaced optimism about the fact that if we have more data we can solve more problems. I like the NAS and Talib quote. Big Data Big mistakes to some extent having sedated doesn't solve some of the fundamental problems of causation and connections between between forces in a complex world. And I think there's a lot of just blind hubris and optimism. That's just GonNa fix everything and of course most of that comes from people who who are likely to benefit from it so I think from using it and having power and I think you should always keep that in mind when you hear people talking about how great it is or how these experts once they get the data the figure out the best way to do Xyz a lot of times there's no way to find the best way better have a thousand people experimenting and trying different things things and letting people make their own decisions. So I think the temptation of big data the most dangerous part of it is probably the idea that you know just needs some elite statisticians figure out stuff and then we'll just you know what to do and I don't think most of the interesting problems of the world come down to that kind of Solution and I think we need to be very careful about trusting or being overconfident pending about these kinds of applications data to our problem so I think we're going to get some understanding that we don't have. I think there's some good things coming but yeah I think we have to be careful. Not Overestimate the the power of it. Okay so I I want to conclude with kind of offbeat question Shen. You've had a so many people on the show that are interesting opinionated often conflicting personalities who were the a two guests that you have had on the show separately that you think would disagree the most I don't know if I can can answer that question. That's good it's an interesting question You know I've had people very widely differ are in their ideological views so you know just to pick one way of answering the question. You Know Milton. Friedman interviewed back in two thousand six. Shortly before he died died He enjoys Justice Stiglitz another noble prizewinner. They don't see the world the same way And Jeffrey every sacks and William. Easterly don't see the world the same way. Easterly thinks. That aid has all kinds of unintended consequences and does to poor people around world. Nothing makes them worse off and sacks very optimistic about what we can do just spend more money and occasionally you know of course have had guests on who disagree with with each other so that's really fun for me I really enjoy being the moderator night. In a debate it is not productive in in a conversation which is the way we learn the best It's not about who can score the cleverest points or Gotcha to their opponent but rather who who can defend their ideas thoughtful way when pressed and I think that's the way we is listeners. Learn and I think that's very that's very very powerful so You know it's. I'm the common thread between those interviews. So I I'm constantly elation listening to them argue in my head and with each other even though they don't phase go face to face or the phone to phone. Yeah and I think that's actually one of your strengths that you are quite good at being confrontational with your guests ideas even when you do it in a diplomatic way but you are. You are our confrontational. You challenge their ideas. And that's you know in contrast to look. Sometimes I do shows where I feel almost like I'm presenting a podium for the guest to just come in and talk about his or her ideas win in fact I think I learn from you and E- contact. There's often even more value for the listener and actually for the guest also too too challenging those ideas rather than just being a podium for them. You know when I when I have a guest on that I know I'm not gonNA agree with Really doesn't matter even when you know when I agree with the guest now I try I when I was younger I certainly show was younger. I was often Guilty of sometimes cheerleading. The guests who who agreed with me. Now I try to challenge As well so I think what I what I have in mind when I'm doing those interviews is. I'm trying to ask the questions that I think my listeners would wanna ask. Ah especially if they disagree with that person so I'm trying to anticipate those questions. I'm also trying to ask the questions when I think my listeners are confused infused So I try to ask clarifying questions that I think listeners would wanna asking some very hard because I don't understand it so you know my real is people say to me was that did you. Was it a good episode or they'll say I didn't say two different ways seminal say I hated so and so he was awful. I couldn't listen to him for more than ten minutes for one of the you know the only time ever turned econ talk off and I always want to say we missed a chance to learn something. I didn't agree with them either. I would've I didn't after ten minutes. I was annoyed also but I. Here's what I learned and I can call if I don't if I don't find a nugget or an insight out of each each episode to me it's a failure. Ideally there's more than one You hope but what's pretty good. Nothing nothing wrong with one. So if I learned something a new way of thinking a new set set of ideas a new framework a new way to examine something a set of facts. They didn't know a phenomenon phenomenon. I wasn't aware of then. I think the episode has been a success S. for me in which case I hope the same is true for my listeners. Yeah it's sometimes it's quite an inconvenient thing that you learn. Like the the Wilma Kaskel school episode about about Effective Altruism I found it incredibly frustrating. How compelling his arguments were yeah? No it's it's a very interesting a set of points. I don't agree with all of them. some I do think are incredibly important and some of my disagree with But that's what's fun is sparring with a a really smart person. Who's got a UH really different way of looking at the world than than you do or one the scene before when you have been exposed to and makes you think what a novel experience definitely? Okay Russ well I wanNA respect your time. Thank you so much for all your work with ECON talk and thanks for being gracious enough to come onto software engineer.
White House officials, GOP senators meet to discuss potential two-week Senate trial
"Having a witness testimony at least for now the house will decide if it has the evidence to bring articles of impeachment against president trump for demanding a political investigation from Ukraine our Mike Russ here reports that key GOP senators had a meeting at the White House to prepare for the possibility decisions were made about the length of the Senate trial or other tactics according to two people familiar with the session one Senate GOP aide tells the Associated Press senators did show interest in voting as soon as they have the fifty one votes needed to a quick president Donald Trump that aid said senators discussed but did not agree to a trial lasting two weeks the aide spoke on condition of
Toyota worker's suicide ruled work-related after harassment
"Japan authorities have ruled that an engineer at the Toyota killed himself after being constantly ridiculed by his boss or to make a Toyota possibilities the case off to reports of the ruling emerged the company saying it hopes to prevent further such instances in the future and express condolences over the twenty eight year old workers staff attorney for the victim and his family says total was responsible for mismanagement for allowing the worker Russ want to continue he says of the young engineer whose repeatedly called an idiot by his boss and told he should die the workers name is being withheld due to privacy concerns I'm Charles de Ledesma
Virtual Game 'Neopets' Turns 20
"Neo pets were virtual pets and in in fact perhaps the most popular virtual pets ever to have existed on the Internet. So obviously we talked about Tom. Gotschi in a previous episode. But that's a little bit different right because that's like a little virtual pet inside of a physical thing. These yaps only live on the Internet. Okay hold on a second so when you originally this it was sort of referring to earlier when you originally said that you were going to do neo pets I said Oh. It's those ones where it's a stuffed animal and you can connect to the Internet and they live on the Internet to But no no. You're very well weren't very wrong but you wear wrong. Those are web kipnes. That's web kipnes. Okay probably more fun to be honest. Just having on a computer seems like a downgrade. Oh Oh Russ you are so wrong. Okay we'll get into it so neo. Pets have been around for almost twenty years now. Yeah at one point. It was the most popular one one of the most popular websites on the Internet. One of the most visited huge advertising opportunity but That and several other things actually contributed needed to. It's sad downfall until we got to it now where it's a sort of twinkle in Miss Stall GIC millennials is but we'll go back to one thousand nine hundred nine when it began so neo pets started in the UK by a couple that was in college. Actually they were both college age Adam Powell and Donna Williams so adams like kind of studying marketing and Donna was into art and Adam when and made his own online online at agency so this was toward the end of college So throughout call to dating and then toward the end Adam went and made his own ad agency which is pretty smart but the thing is like they were making all these banner. Ads wasn't really doing a ton. A ton of numbers for him. So Adam and his girl Donna. They as everyone does does loved animals. They loved pets because who doesn't so they had a ton of pets. They're kicking around. They didn't have a ton of money but they had a ton of pets for super into into animals and one day Adam was like Yo Donna. I'm on the computer all day. Work in the terrible job making ads. Why don't I just make pets on the computer? Everyone loves pets. Wait what yeah. That's the leap that he made like. I feel like we're missing a few steps okay. Here's here's my guests because he's making ads right Did he maybe invent the punch. The monkey add nope if he loves animals. Why would he make the punch? The monkey add just saying like maybe that was the progenitor neo. Pets was like well. He's got this monkey already. I don't need to punch. Maybe I could feed them a banana. I mean it's very much like key worked in AD agency and had coding shooting experience. Like that was kind of where he came from a programmer he like obviously understood marketing to an extent but was more of like a coder programmer. Guy Guy also nine hundred ninety nine so this is this is after the rise and fall of Tamagotchi like was that at all and inspiration for him. Yeah there has been no mention of Tamagotchi in my my reading but okay yeah I mean it really just kind of boils down to Yo. Let's figure out a way to make money money. Let's make pets online. which is a weird moneymaking scheme but I guess again like maybe he didn't think of it but me thinking about it like Tamagotchi but without having to carry a stupid egg around pretty good? Yeah I mean it makes perfect sense to me again because everyone loves pets. So Adam and Donna Collab- d- But the thing is so adam like coded the website the actual site itself and then Donna was in charge of the graphic design because she's artists. The thing is in two thousand five Adam told wired. There's a really big piece on the pets which we will which I got a lot of Info from so we'll we'll come back to it but he said the Donna literally did not know how to draw which sort of lake issue when it's just the two of you and you hire her on your artist But maybe he came to learn this through working with her Because essentially Donna was tasked with making the pet cells which is kind of key here right like. That's the how the very first neo pets. Were not very cute. They were Kinda weird. Look in some of them. Were literally just like sprite spaced off actual things. There was this one that was like literally a picture like Ajay peg of this British comedian. And that was one of the pets. Selena peg of a human being and you and what did you do with this comedian So I mean the point was still like you could hang out with them them. Raise them feed them play. Was it like like who was it. Like a known comedian. No one I've ever heard of some kind of like niche. It was a very British enterprise so sort of like a British like comedian. Who'd never really wasn't like filler? Like a temp piece of art. Well when it went up on the site yeah it literally was one of the one of the first neo pets. He actually went on to inspire one of the actual Lake Neo pets. So people recognized because we thought he was very funny so anyway. Yeah the first neo pets for Kinda weird looking Adam and Donna Donna. Just kinda seemed like they were goofing around even though they tend to stake their livelihood on this little bit. Because as far as I can recall at this point atom basically was committed to doing the neo pets thing full-time because it turns out. They started like dumping the link on all these virtual pet sort of like link groups newsgroups back in the day and a lot of people were really into it. There was a huge virtual pet community already and I feel like okay. Okay so like thinking back There was like pets with Z.. In Yeah and feel and like I guess the Sims was before. I don't remember when this came out but like now I think that's out there. Is there like troll creature things creatures. Yeah features yeah creatures right. Yeah like Weird Alien Things Ya ya like a it was a thing. It was like a little period of time for gaming. Yeah and I mean like as we said Tamagotchi did do well for a while. They're so like clearly is interest in folk Ammann to write like this was right after Pok mon on people like cute animals you guys. I don't WanNa keep beating this into your heads. People like pets so neo pets even in this very primitive state did super well like literally they were like. Okay Yo. This is our job. Now we're just GONNA keep making this neo. Pets thing that people inexplicably are very into despite like are very low quality and price. Sorry I wanna go back really quick you said that they would just drop links in forums to to get people to figure out about it. Yeah like there. Are these virtual pet sort of like communities. You know you guys know better than me. There's like those sort of like newsletter a group Shannon's newsgroups so and then people would just click the links and be i. I WANNA take a peek at chew maintenance our work yeah yes they would all make pokemon punts. Yeah okay okay. Yes until they got banned by me me so anyway yes so neo. Pets was doing pretty well and it was just kind of not not super complicated quite yet uh-huh but then in two thousand the sky named Doug doering who owned the the during company. Which is this market research firm heard of neo pets which this was like killing it? Like you CH- They had some additional things they had like some basic games at this point. They had people. Even I don't even understand. What are people doing with the pets? Okay so essentially what neo. Pets is or was at that time and then we'll go into like what it ended up. Having more of his you have you can have up to four pets. There was like a limited selection of them. And did you pay for the pets for it was totally free free to play and you could. Yeah so you had like a limit of four and you'd go into like the create a pet center and you can choose which of the pets he wanted. You can choose. What color was you could name Eh choose its personality and then you would have to take care of it? Basically I mean. It's kind of like Tom. mcgauchie literally just like feed it or and like make sure it's Ian or whatever and you play games pretty I wouldn't like level up and grow not really so the other thing is you're trying they get neo points which will come back way. You're going you guys. which is the virtual currency? And you use Zack. To like buy additional items you can go take your neo pets too like but grooming parlour. Go to the vending machine by different kinds of food. The whole thing is like getting money to take care of your pet. It's essentially yes reality basically but yes so. That's sort of the premise S.. which was it had like a very obviously loop right? So you're like going on neo pets to take care of your new pet which requires you to make money and then you spend all your money on food. Whatever so a lot of people were spending hours and hours and hours within the first few months as little promotion as they were doing they had ten thousand users continues to grow? Oh and so yeah in two thousand this American Dude who was like in Glendale California. I believe was heard about neo pets and he was like dude. This is a really good idea. There's legit money ops. Here Ma Dude so doug doering came to Adam them in. Donna was like yeah I can help you guys. I run a market research firm and my my guru. Here's the thing. E was a huge huge scientologist. So he would reference l Ron Hubbard and dianetics as much as possible L. H. L. R. H.. So he with the power of l Ron behind him the power of Zeno or whatever He was the bad guy needs to the back. I don't I could not finish battlefield earth. I'm sorry but anyways with the power of dianetics guiding him he signed on a C. has CEO of Neo Jio Patsy bought neo pets INC him. Co and used his market research team which was already at the door and company and helps to seriously grow neo pets into this huge money making company And Yeah another side about the scientology thing is literally. There are some employees in two thousand five after they left the company when they went on record saying yeah. We were super uncomfortable with how often he was referencing. Rinsing Scientology in some employees said they saw like some actual like celebrity scientologists occasionally get towards the office. Oh Yeah Yeah. 'cause like especially when new was tight I guess like I don't know Tom Cruise. Maybe Little Surrey Neo Pets Travolta checking out. Oh Yeah
"russ w" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"I am switching to brave brave. Yesterday was about big tech. Today is about us so check out brave right now. Okay okay here. He is the goat. Jerry Rice okay we now welcome on a very special guest. It is the goat it. Is Jerry Rice. His new book called America's game the NFL at one hundred We're in the presence of greatness does do people call you the goat everywhere you go. No no no. But there's goats in all different professions. You guys goats thing on what you do appreciate it could be a nurse it could be a doctor mhm it could be Beyond say it can be so Serena Williams and the list goes on and on but you are the goal. Yes or go to go you you would. You would say that spirit call yourself to go wide receiver right I. It's okay for people to call me to go but I would never Samna goat okay so even though I have a goat tattoo are actually there has. I'll put it this way besides you. Who is the best this wide? Receiver that you've ever seen play God I had a lot of guys before me Lance One You Know Drew Pearson Dwight Clark Mark Freddie Solomon and the list just goes on and on and on and the guy that's probably planned today the guy I really liked today is it's like Julio Jones Larry Fitzgerald and AB will. He was my man to. Yes so you had those. You talked about A. B. Leaving the the steelers were you. I think you said he was just sick of Tomlin and Rothlisberger. Since that it looks like he's been sick of everyone. Yeah had you everywhere. Do you think he plays again. Can I don't know I to be honest with you because I you know He got in touch with me and I thought he wanted to be a nine or Danny. went to the raiders and then all of a sudden things went south with the raiders and then he went to the Patriots now. He's out of football. So I I I I really don't know So you I I saw a common. I think maybe last year that you made the basically was like you could still come back and play. Oh Yeah I still got by eighty catches me so if the forty niners. Let's say say couple injury they don't date on me then. You really do think that we always. We always joke about it because Barry Sanders retired when he still had a lot of gas in the tank back and my dad used to always say like Oh Barry Sanders out there somewhere for about fifteen years after our can. Are we still in the Jerry. Rice up still. He still could get out out there. You know I remember Barry Sanders back in the day and he put so many guys in the hospital and you know because he could cut on a dime and You know what a great football all player but you know I think the niners right now. He's a whole different scheme. Football with the run pass. Option is not like the old days and And I remember days Where if the ball was being thrown to the right side I was getting hit on the backside? Yeah now D- Protect players just a little bit more or are you a little bit jealous of the players. I put up the numbers that they do. Not You know. I think I played in air where I would go back and change anything. I had great teammates. And you know with Joe Montana Hannah and you know had run a lot. The greatest coach of you know with Bill Walsh and no I would not change anything and and I know the ball is being thrown in air more now but I played in a in a ear where I I think when knows helmet collided on Monday night I football. You knew it was time for those gladiators to come out there and play. You mentioned Ronnie Lott Gladiator when he cut his own finger off yet at that seriously areas and they told me that story man and I was like wow. Did he actually do that for real for real about it. He did he did. He didn't want to miss any any time so He decided to tell them to just nipped edge and he did you. Would you have done the same thing or your hands. A little use. Use a little differently than a defensive player with without any hesitation. No no no no no no really I was but but let let let me tell you guys this I think because I play Fo- with twenty years The pain tolerance. And you're not always going to be able to play when you healthy healthy but you still got to be able to perform at a certain level so I was able to whatever I could block that out if I had a separated shoulder around could block that out and still okay so that brings up something that I wanted to mentioned Nine hundred ninety seven you tear your acl week one. You Played Week Sixteen of the how. How is possible this is before acl surgeries have become? You know what they are today. Guys guys timelines. Only nine months twelve. You played in the same season when you tore easiest. The reason why at played is because they were gonNA retire. Joe Montana Tanna Jersey on that night and I wanted to be a part of that. That's out of respect to him. Also oversaw rehab like crazy. The and everything was working properly I was I was being explosive. I could come out of my cuts. I could do everything But when you have an injury like like that The knee doesn't heal completely It was no way I should a plate in a game but I played in it and I was right back in surgery the next day you did did other surgery. Yeah crack my Patella content did you retire the ACL at the same time. No no no but it just crack my hotel tell us oh they went in there and put some Stroz in did all that Joe did this form. Yeah told him gift basket. So so so Ios me big task Stay out of respect respecting. Look today and I was just because I saw the warned sap. And you're upset that Warren Sapp never called you to apologize which is bringing back a lot of bad memory game log and I was like wait. He played in week sixteen. How does this make sense? Yes so you know. It's just hard work man and in in throughout my career to play professional football for twenty years you have the sacrifice a lot. Yeah and and I love the game the way I conditioned Asian myself and I always wanted to you know. Put something out this special for the fans. Let's talk about that because you're conditioning. Your work ethic are stuff of Legend Everyone knows about the bricks. Oh you would catch bricks. Your Dad was a bricklayer. Would throw you bricks. When you're a kid you tell I had a brother debt You know dead with with. Throw me bricks in. I would be up on the scaffold. Elvis about twenty foot in the air and brisk sub separate and I was snatched him out of the air. And there's this myth about about me catch him. Bricks helped me to catch football. But it's totally different. You know to catch a football. You gotta be able to catch the ball with your hands and you got to be able to give with the ball If you you know with the bricks if you catch the bricks and you give with the bricks you're gonNA come tumbling down brick. Yeah you'RE GONNA get bricked so but I I think it was just. My father taught me about work ethic You know loving what you do and always give them one percent okay. What about chasing compete the horse? He was my horse. I'm telling you that's true. Pete was the fastest horse in the neighborhood and P had muscles he was just like you know. I'm like okay. You want some of me. I knew pe- could outrun everybody in the neighborhood and stuff like that. This is the only only took me maybe about maybe two hours to chase. Repeat down because he was in his big. You know this big pasture and stuff like that and he was not the type of horse you could walk up to grab okay so this is rural Mississippi because because it's very funny saying to be like Pete was the fastest horse in the neighborhood like which obviously implies like many Horses Kentucky. Duke if if P was in the Kentucky Derby Win Really Heat the horse. Did you work your way up to Pete with another horse horse. No no no no no. We had to run the horses down. So that took about forty five minutes to our but the incentive is if you run a horse down and you get horse for the rest of the day got to ride the best tour you got the best choice but when you re release Pete his going to take the same thing the next time you get it right so in that would that was part of my condition yeah right light training for the NFL by chasing piano horse sort of similar to like you know forrest. Gump I would just run. Does that help you more with with With your endurance. Or that help you be able to cut what what did running after. Repeat really help you. I think it was more about my endurance. Yeah that deficit that's it because the fourth quarter and fourth quarter. I want them to look the same way. A lot of guys doing fourth quarter. They're tired so you know defensive backs they would look at me and I'm a bouncing around jumping around looking at me like I'm crazy because I still have more football in always always at my best in the fourth quarter closing speed were closing speed on Pete. two-horse with yeah go ahead I was GONNA say Wizar- anybody that you played against the defender that you knew was kind of your your peer. That was able to shut you you down or were you always. What do you mean shut me down? Is there a guy talking about yes so I one one guy that like was Dion Dion Sanders Darryl Green till the fastest guys in the NFL and Dion. When he first came into league he was just known for his speed but then and he worked on his craft and So it was one of those things where you have respect for but you knew that you had to go out in somehow you had to defeat this person and Those are battles that you look forward to Challenges and it brings out the best in you. So you're kinda joking with. PF T. there but not really. Because I feel like competitive you have all nobody. You have a loser tentative street do you. Not only that but I'm talking about I read a story where you you so every day in the offseason six days a week two times a day was the training. Can you walk us through that you guys you guys a number one and what you do right. Yeah what what does that take a lot of. Yes right owing salts as right yeah so but you you know you you completely Jerry Rice you yeah you involved off them with you and you love what you doing right so it was the same thing for me. You loved so walk us through an average day of offseason workout. Because there's also a time when I would assume most guys aren't training the way they train like now guys train all year round and they no no no not do do not do they train less now. Okay because you know do a quick meant that they have and and stuff like that to get all this other stuff going on with social media and you know endorsements and all that stuff. That was something I stayed away from. Okay okay a typical day for me. doing all season. I would take take two weeks off rate after the season right back into my training so I wanted to go back into running. He'll I had this infamous infamous healed at. Our run is about two and a half miles up and then you had to run down but we we ran time the last eight hundred meters straight up hill and and and that would challenge anyone that would make Players threw up But I was conditioned myself getting myself ready for the next year so you do that in the morning on up. The Hill is do that Dan. I met the GM Probably roundabout eleven lift till one o'clock the N. I have the rest of the day to do whatever I wanted to do so you oh you don't think the players these days can hang with you. I think players. They thought I was crazy and and they don't have to do that anymore. TR- they've got the equipment equipment has become to advance. That sort of thing is a lot different now and I think guys they just don't maybe that's not right for me to say they just don't commit to craff You know like we did back in the day. was there anyone on the forty niners who not outworked you but worked worked as hard as you Roger Craig really introduced me to the hill And but you know the rest of the team as you know my teammates. They thought we were crazy crazy. He's still run up the hill. I still run. He'll do you do you. I told you I have. I have done it before. Yeah did you ever bring anybody to work out with you. And they're like yeah. Yeah I WANNA do with Jared Barry Sanders Guys Barry Sanders. They thought they'd like okay. We see why you in such great shape but you guys ask you gotta think about this too. I play for over twenty years. Yeah the lifespan of football players by four years About when we when we played the game because you were getting hit you know even if the the ball was not coming your way right so that brings up something also. I wanted to talk about so there was a news story a couple of weeks ago about Tom Brady possibly moving on from the Patriots in the off off season which I think we all agreed is kind of bogus..
Rutgers football: Greg Schiano may be coming
"Greg Szanto according to Leroy is meeting tonight night with rutgers brass to talk serious serious business when it comes to the contractor. I think as first reported by Leroy the dog Greg Shono will be rutgers new head coach. Wow
Penguins rally, edge Blackhawks 3-2 in shootout
"Pittsburgh Penguins goalie memory stopped two of three Chicago shootout attempts as the penguins top the Blackhawks three two the wind is Pittsburgh's first over Chicago since two thousand fourteen Brian Ross goal midway through the third period tied the game after Pittsburgh fell behind to nothing the goal extended Russ point streak to a career high six games J. cancel netted his eighth goal of the season and Marie made twenty nine saves as the payments move to ten six and one this year Dominic Kulik can Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks Corey Crawford made twenty nine stops in the loss Chicago is now five seven and four Josh Rowntree Pittsburgh
Pens rally to win 4-3 in OT, ending Isles' 10-game streak
"Brian rescued a pair goals as the penguins rallied from a three goal deficit to defeat the islanders forty three in overtime Russ scored the game winner with a minute thirty five left the no T. after stealing the pop from Brock Nelson behind the net the penguins scored three goals in a span of seven minutes in ten seconds early in the third period to even the game at three Jared McCann scored the penguins first goal fall by Rustin of getting Malkin it was McCann's goal that Russ credited for turning the momentum for the penguins trying to think feel good that could come with you Ginny family practice build up that the win ended a three game skid for Pittsburgh while simultaneously snapping the islanders ten game winning streak cases he gets cal Clutterbuck an atom pelik scored for the islanders the loss Christian Arnold New York
"russ w" Discussed on Polygon's Quality Control
"Russ fresh deck thank you for joining me miserable happy to be here i'm happy for you to be here bitch everybody knows you from i mean all of the things you do on the internet but especially in podcasting you're the host of yeah hosts sure you say the things and read the ad so i'm gonna call you the host of the history of fun that is accurate history would you want me to give our tagline it is where we explore the hidden backstories behind the things you love to do all my god i just got the live read oh my god very exciting it's really good we're talking about westworld today mostly season too but i thought maybe we'd start with westworld sort of season one and how we felt about the show coming into it then just to really give it away i think westworld season one is about the best single season of show that i can think of there may have been some other things that i've seen that are as good but i can't think of anything that was better like as in i got to the end thought if i hope they make another season but if they never made another they've made something pretty like a great story share pretty close to perfection where were you on on season one yeah i really like season one i was not as glowing as you are i think season one did some amazing things i think from a production standpoint like how the show looked and sounded and everything on that front was head and shoulders above anything i'd seen on tv it really was an amazing accomplishment on that front and i also think the like universe and that whole aspect of it and the mystery and like how it all worked was like very well thought out and good where season one kind of faltered for me was mostly in the rating of dialogue and the characters which to me felt pretty flat and i don't think season two alleviated that in any way but yeah that's sort of where i landed but see i think my biggest problem with season one was not so much like a production thing but it was just i was sort of upset with my favorite characters by the end of season one chapter because you know they changed like delors change turns out william was the man in black all that kind of stuff yeah and that it cuts you know they they i mean that was the point is is to take these characters and sort of twist them and change them and see what happens but yeah i think that's more emotional than critical i guess my issue is that like i didn't really have much attachment to any of the carr maybe young men are men in black jimmy simpson the actor jimmy simpson who played the young version of ed harris like maybe i sorta was into his storyline but by and large like deloris whose effectively the main character the show always felt kind of wooden and then she's paired with bernard who is also wouldn't and a lot of ways like that was part of the idea was like well their robots so it's okay that they don't really have emotions but at a certain point that ceases to really make for gripping television and i think there were moments where that got a little bit better in this season but yeah i.