35 Burst results for "Silly"

Filmmaker Allen Wolf Makes Some Noise About 'The Sound of Violet'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:40 min | Last week

Filmmaker Allen Wolf Makes Some Noise About 'The Sound of Violet'

"As you know, a lot of times on this program, I have guests who are dear Friends, this is not one of those occasions, Alan welcome. Dear enemies, maybe that's I've had it with you. I've had it with you. I think this interview is over. You're one of those, you're one of those friends. I can only think of one or two other people offhand who as soon as I am talking to you, I just get stupid and silly and I can't stop joking and laughing. And I want to apologize to my audience in advance because this is a very serious conversation. We're here to talk about your film the sound picture. The motion picture. The motion picture, the sound of violet, you've been on the program to talk about it before, but the headline now is that this film that you wrote and directed, I can't believe it is out in digital Blu-ray, like right? Yeah, everywhere. You can stream it. You can get on Blu-ray DVD. Finally. So for people who don't know about the sound of violet because even I who I'm doing this program forget everything, like all the details because you've been on here. But so tell my audience, what is this film? The sound of why is it called the sound of violet? Great question. It is a romantic comedy about a man who thinks he found his perfect soulmate, but his autism and trusting nature keep him from realizing she's actually a prostitute. What? Yes. And she's just looking for her golden ticket out of her trapped life. Honestly, I just want to say, this is such a brilliant concept. I don't know if I've said that to you in the past, but what a great idea. What a great concept. Because what we call on the spectrum, he doesn't realize that this woman who ends up, of course, being lovely, it's a kind of a whole beautiful story. But that she is only showing him interest because this is what she does for a living. And you manage to make a beautiful romantic comedy out of this that deals with the issue of autism, sex trafficking. People who know you well know you're not that sharp of a cookie. So this has to be God who gave you who can use this idea

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Meta Allows Donald Trump Back Onto Facebook and Instagram

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:42 min | Last week

Meta Allows Donald Trump Back Onto Facebook and Instagram

"Announced yesterday that it would reinstate president Donald Trump to both Facebook and Instagram. They control both, of course. You remember that Elon Musk lifted the Twitter ban on president Trump back in November. Facebook says that mister Trump should he come back to the platform will be able to talk about anything he wants with regard to the 2020 election, but they'll be monitoring closely, guide rails. Guardrails in place, they said, if he starts claiming any fraud for 2024. Now, obviously, the president has moved on past what have become old school platforms. Yes, he was reinstated on Twitter so you can see everything from the at real Donald Trump account, but he has not posted. If they do restore him on Facebook and Instagram and notice they said they would figure this out within the next couple of weeks. So in order to get everybody off their backs, they said, all right, we'll let them back on. But they don't have any plans really to do it anytime soon. And as I said, the ever popular guardrails will be in place to make sure that he doesn't run afoul of their silly rules again. But in any event, they're saying he can talk about whatever he wants in the past, but nothing going forward, and there's no sign that he is going to rejoin the platforms. In fact, he issued a statement, pointing out exactly how much Facebook had lost financially since they put the silly ban in place.

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Is the W.E.F. 'Utterly Atheistic'? Larry Taunton Weighs In

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:50 min | Last week

Is the W.E.F. 'Utterly Atheistic'? Larry Taunton Weighs In

"To Larry Taunton. Larry, you are touching on so many important things, right? This globalist agenda, this idea, you said it's assumed that God is not part of the picture. It's a secular view. Their post conversation. I mean, for sure, but I mean, look, the elites have been for decades, but the point is that here they're converging on this place. And what's interesting is when you ask the guy, okay, so you see ethical problems. What do you base that on? Where do you get ethics from? And this is the fundamental question. If you don't believe in the God of the Bible, where are you coming from? And people, what interests me is that people know there's such a thing as right and wrong. They just don't know where they get that from. And they're now willing to probe whether it has any validity. They just will quote that because it's clear. Well, the lord has written his law upon the hearts of men. And my argument for God's existence is not just the design argument, the external argument, but that if you're Stevie Wonder and you can not see a creation, God has not conspired against you because he has written his law up on your heart. That's Romans two 15. That's the argument to the grace effect. That was the whole of my argument with Christopher Hitchens, that let's set aside the design argument. Christopher, you know that God is real. It's why the Bible says that you're a fool to say that there is no God. Says it twice in the psalms. And the reason for that is because it is encoded into you. You have to deny you have to suppress what your whole being is screaming. So it takes someone who is especially smart to construct silly arguments like the string theory and multiverses and this kind of stuff in order to convince themselves that there is no God.

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Greg Kelly: The Inspiration for Writing 'Justice for All'

The Dan Bongino Show

01:56 min | 2 weeks ago

Greg Kelly: The Inspiration for Writing 'Justice for All'

"Should all pick it up justice for all by Greg Kelly common spelling chem S it up The book looks absolutely incredible We're going to get into that because nobody has a better bird's eye view of what goes on with policing Greg and justice than you Your father was the famous ray Kelly guy I have the utmost admiration for police commissioner New York City really him Howard safer and that group Jack maple clean the city up So nobody's seen this or knows it better than you have an incredible history of service to the country as well So tell us about the book what inspired you to write it and why should the listeners pick it up Well it was during the summer of Black Lives Matter 2020 when I noticed the wheels coming off the train in terms of this country The culture lost its mind A complete overreaction to what happened to George Floyd And it muted even some prominent critics at the time And I noticed that the conversation in America about race was getting even sillier and sillier And I've thought for a while now that we're having a silly conversation about race to avoid having a substantive one An important one a helpful one that might be uncomfortable And for a brief period of time it looks like Barack Obama was going to be leading that conversation But he got scared the left didn't want him talking that way So they shut him down As you know the left has been working to undermine law enforcement for decades But something happened again in 2020 where corporations major corporations institutions that we know and value I mean formally the FBI that they bought on to something they had no understanding what they were actually signing on for Black Lives Matter this hideous ideology

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Are New Year Resolutions Worth the Bother?

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:17 min | Last month

Are New Year Resolutions Worth the Bother?

"So, given that it is the happiness hour, and it is the last of the year, let's talk about new year's resolutions. I have one for you. But I haven't overriding question, which would enable you to actually call in immediately. The invited to. The view make a new year's resolution. And keep it. Now, I have often noted, I am for new year's resolutions, people say they're silly, but not all people, many people, because you just break them anyway and it frustrates you and it's pointless, et cetera, et cetera. My view is that a new year's resolution at least gets you thinking, how can you improve your life? And that's worth itself, that is worth it in itself. In and of itself. Just meditating on that subject is good for you.

A Candle in the Forest

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:52 min | Last month

A Candle in the Forest

"Ready to tell you the story of the candle in the forest by temple, Bailey. The small girl's mother was saying the onions will be silver and the carrots will be gold. And the potatoes will be ivory, said the small girl and they laugh together. The small girl's mother had a big white bowl in her lap and she was cutting up vegetables. The onions were the hardest because she cried over them. But our tears will be pearl, said the small girl's mother and they laughed at that and drive their eyes and found the carrots much easier and the potatoes easiest of all. Then the next door neighbor came in and said, what are you doing? We're making a vegetable pie for our Christmas dinner, the small girl's mother said. And the onions are silver and the carrots are gold and the potatoes are ivory said the small girl. I'm sure I do not know what you're talking about, said the next door neighbor. We're going to have turkey for dinner and cranberry and celery. The small girl laughed and clapped her hands. But we're going to have a Christmas pie and the onions will be silver in the carrots gold. You said that once, said the next door neighbor and I should think you would know that there weren't anything of the kind. But they are, said the small girl, all shining eyes and rosy cheeks. Run along darling, said the small girl's mother. And find poor pussy pour up. He's out in the cold, and you can put on your red sweater and red cap. So the small girl hopped away like a happy Robin and the next door neighbor said, she's old enough to know that onions aren't silver. But they are, said the small girl's mother and carrots are gold and the potatoes are in the next door neighbor's face was flaming. If you say that again, I'll scream. It sounds silly to me. But it isn't, really, in the least bit silly, the small girl's mother said, and her eyes were blue as sapphires. As clear as to see, it is sensible.

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Was Herschel Walker a Bad Candidate?

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:53 min | Last month

Was Herschel Walker a Bad Candidate?

"What happened with Seth rich? What happened with Seth rich? Carl, why are you talking about this stuff? This is insane. Let's not go bad. Let's not go silly. Guys, I want you to understand, again, I can't express this enough. We are run by an administrative state at this point. We are in a post constitutional America. And I still think a lot of conservatives are having a hard time grasping this. We're still trying to fight battles. And I do it myself. I do it myself. We're still trying to fight battles is if we're fighting against a left, a democratic left. That, that love this country, that want to uphold the constitution that are going to that are going to abide by the rules. There was, I did a podcast last week, please again, subscribe to my podcast Salem podcast network dot com. The Carl Jackson show dot com breaking down what really happened in the Herschel Walker race. There's this, there's this narrative going around and frankly from Republicans and Democrats alike and what I would call the democratic left alike that Herschel Walker lost because he was a bad candidate, and I'm not saying that Herschel Walker was a great candidate. I don't believe he was, but I'm not one that gets all hyped up in a personalities. I want to know what you're going to do legislatively. I want to know what you're going to do as far as deregulation is concerned. I don't like more regulation. I don't want these bureaucratic arms of the government to get any stronger or any larger than they already are, but there was a there was this myth going around and it's still going around and again I would say I won't say by rhinos, but Republicans that don't get it. And by the democratic left at Herschel Walker lost because he was a bad candidate when as a matter of fact, he lost because he was outspent three to one, he lost because the left had an amazing ground game in the runoff season and the Republican Party still had not learned their lesson. I

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Targeting of Pro-Lifers Is Result of Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:08 min | Last month

Targeting of Pro-Lifers Is Result of Overturning Roe v. Wade

"I've said on the podcast speculating that I believe that the DoJ's arrest of pro lifers. This is kind of a chasing down of a guy who's accused of obstructing a. Abortion clinic. Even though the guy didn't really prevent anyone from getting in, he just got into an altercation with one of the volunteers at the clinic who apparently threatened or was in the face of his son, so he pushes the guy, the guy claims to fall down. I mean, this is silly. This is normally just nothing more than a disagreement with a little bit of pushing and shoving like happens in 7th grade, but no, this guy's not arrested. He's violated the so called face act and the face act prevents you from interfering with people getting health and reproductive services. And but I've said, I think this is an effort on the part of a very angry left now dominating the Biden DoJ to go after pro lifers to punish them for what the Supreme Court did in overturning roe versus wade. And this is basically now admitted by associate attorney general vanita Gupta. She was giving a talk at the Justice Department civil rights division 65th anniversary. And essentially what she says I'm not paraphrasing is, hey, listen, once roe versus wade was overturned, women in America were placed in a position of danger. It was quote a threat to women around the country, and this created a new urgency, a new urgency for the DoJ to enforce the face act. So this is another way of saying that once we got this ruling, which we didn't like, we decided, you know what? Let's use the face act to go after these guys. And in a sense, extract a price from them for what they're the Supreme Court has now decided on their on their behalf.

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How Can We Combat the Division in Our Country?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:43 min | Last month

How Can We Combat the Division in Our Country?

"Don't consider myself conservative nor liberal. I don't like those terms. I think that they're silly. They're stupid, and it causes for more division in our country. That being said, how would you combat the division that's happening in our country? I mean, it's extreme. I mean, it's insane. And I think that there's something that we need to do besides just liberal and conservative. You know, that's way too, it's just splits into. Okay. Yeah, I mean, I think that the country is divided, not necessarily through liberal and conservative. More through the decent and the indecent. Right now, at least. And I think you would agree, it wouldn't be a characteristic for conservatives to act like the people outside, right? So, and there's difference between liberals and leftists. I think you could probably agree, right? I think that's probably fair. Look, I think part of how you bridge the divide is what we try to do at turning point USA. I am a 100% conservative and I own it, but if you disagree, tell me why. And maybe we're going to hate each other less afterwards, right? And I think that's actually, I believe speech heals a lot of sins. I really do. And I think what you saw outside, that's going to get you closer to conflict than anything else. Screaming at people, having awfully expletive filled signs, preventing people from entering. They always say, you know, oh yeah, the country is divided. Yes, I mean, I think we're divided on certain issues. However, I actually think the vast majority of Americans find what happened out there despicable. I really do. I think that most Americans don't think that is acceptable and okay.

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Twitter Files Show Them Practicing Shadow Banning

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:30 min | 2 months ago

Twitter Files Show Them Practicing Shadow Banning

"Do we now know about Twitter? Well, over the past decade and it really has been more than a decade. We have been telling you that Twitter was shadow banning us that Twitter had blacklisted us, Twitter was, was silencing conservatives, and what did they tell us? The left told us that we were Looney Tunes. Big media, they dismissed all of the accusations against conservatives. They said it's poppycock. That's what they said. They told us big tech told us that we wore ten foil hats. They accused us of being conspiracy theorist. But now it turns out that we were right all along. And it really doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. We have over 200,000 followers on our Twitter page for at least 7 or 8 years we barely got one or two new Twitter followers every year. I mean, it's just unheard of. It's just silly. But the greater concern is that Twitter was silencing dissent. And they were doing it knowingly, and they were lying about it. Now, here's how they're going to try to get away with it. They're going to say that, well, we never shadow band, and that's what they said we never shadow banned anybody whenever censored anybody. And that's because they're playing a little bit of word salad with us. They're telling us that this was really visibility filtering.

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A Society Based on Speech Versus A Society Based on Force

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:58 min | 2 months ago

A Society Based on Speech Versus A Society Based on Force

"You can have a society based on speech or a society based on force. If you have a society based on force, that's what ends up happening. We're going to prevent you from going to a campus lecture. We are going to prevent you from being able to speak freely. We're going to prevent you from being able to congregate on a college campus. Speech as Aristotle would say, we are the speaking beings, is all that separates us from the beasts. The ability to speak is our ability to reason. You see, as human beings, we're able to participate in what could be called the common noun miracle. We're able to ascribe meaning to the physical world, speech is not a left wing value. It never has been. Speech is not something that we are teaching our children to value. Instead, they believe speech is a symptom of white supremacy. You might be watching this and you might laugh and you say, oh, that's just silly. I mean, come on. A vast majority of young people once they go to college believe that you should be able to use force to silence people that you disagree with if they are participating in hate speech. Everything that we talk about on this program is miss labeled by the left as hate speech. It is an ability to censor, shut up, suffocate, and suppress dissent and opposing ideas. And thankfully, we still have a semblance and a sliver of a First Amendment in our country. You see, the solution should be more free speech. It's so interesting is I wanted to invite every single one of those protesters into our event. Let's have a conversation. Let's have dialog. They don't believe in conversation. They think dialog and conversation, the ability to exchange ideas is fallow logo centric

The Liberal Debate on School Choice

The Dan Bongino Show

01:44 min | 2 months ago

The Liberal Debate on School Choice

"Go with a more kind of a difficult one It requires a little more explanation School choice So the liberal idea because I understand the liberal but they don't understand us The liberal idea and the way they would defend themselves and say oh we don't need school choice We should have schools that give equality education to everyone And you hear that and you're a liberal who buys into the progressive label By the way great op-ed in The Wall Street Journal about that this weekend Nothing off topic but the guy was writing how we got to get past the label of conservative The conservative label is a terrible one It sits like you don't want any It implies excuse me you don't want any change Let's just conserve stuff Progressives are always going to beat us on the label Well look progressive progress Wow that's a so don't laugh I mean the marketing may sound stupid and frivolous and silly It's not Folks not everybody is into politics as you and I are Some people just accept it Like why would I want to be a conservative I could be progressive and into progress or whatever And you look at school choice and you see how they work They're branded And they say things like well everybody should have access to a quality education And you save yourself well gosh that makes sense Of course they should Except what they don't tell you is it's not what's happening The parents who finance the school system are being forced into schools It sucks because when you give anyone monopoly power over anything education anything else they're going to abuse it The left hates monopolies but they only love monopolies when they're in their best interests like the public school system where teachers unions give them money Do you ever notice that So the liberalism is a rotting cancer It is a metastasizing cancer on the body politic It won't work My point is because it can't So why do we keep doing it and keep walking into this both financial educational and cultural abyss where we're destroying ourselves piece by piece minute by minute second by second And the answer is because a bunch of useful idiots want this

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Elon Musk Has the Keys to Twitter

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:56 min | 2 months ago

Elon Musk Has the Keys to Twitter

"Elon tweets, of course. That I'm going to buy Twitter and everyone thinks he's joking, right? And then he goes in and buys something like 10 billion 10 $1 billion worth of shares. And his whole idea is like, I want to liberate Twitter. I want to make fun again. I want the Internet to be a place of speech and discussion and discourse, the people that are policing, speech right now on Twitter. It's making it very unhealthy for our country and that if you want to be able to participate and speak freely online Twitter should be a place for that. And it just got announced today, starting Friday, Elon Musk is going to have the keys to Twitter. Which is remarkable when you think about it. Now, if that bothers you, I'd love to hear why, right? I just, I don't know the counter argument. Like, oh, they're going to use it for his own billionaire oligarchic purposes. You're trying to tell me that Twitter is not being used for billionaire oligarchy right now. Right now it's being used for every one of the pet projects of the World Economic Forum. I'm open borders. Like every single one of the pet projects of the billionaire elite. Trends on Twitter, even though 500 people are tweeting about it. No, I actually think Elon Musk is very interesting where he just doesn't care what people say about him. He is a visionary and a pioneer and it gets to this question of why is America becoming less free? There's a lot of reasons why America is becoming less free. But the one that I'm focused on that really bothers me is not that we have elites, okay? I think that utopian egalitarianism is stupid and silly, it's never going to happen, okay? People say, one day, we're all going to be equal. And he equals stuff. That's stupid. It's not never going to happen, okay? Things end up being in hierarchies, okay? In sports, in music, in class, some people work hard. Some people have different gifts. It's life. It's not fair, but it's the way it is, okay? So things naturally develop in hierarchies. So the question should not be whether or not we have hierarchies, the question should be what are the people do once they're on the top of the hierarchy, okay? This is the question of better elites and our elites right now are awful. They're corrupt. They're stupid. They are arrogant, they're deceitful, and our elites are in tandem to try to crush all of you.

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Jack Posobiec Describes the 'Saudi Shuffle'

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:26 min | 2 months ago

Jack Posobiec Describes the 'Saudi Shuffle'

"What's going on with Saudi Arabia? Outside of silly soccer stuff. Let's go on with the pump and dump. We call it the Saudi shuffle a massive pump and dump that took place yesterday. Single source reporting, similar to the international distribution James laporta, who was summarily fired from Associated Press. I don't know why they were dumpster diving into the bargain bin of The Daily Beast of higher reporters. I hope they never do that again. After they had to fire him for lying about the Poland missile strike that turns out actually was a cream missile, not a Russian missile. It was a stray missile, by the way zelensky still yet to apologize for that, or at least offer condolences. But in Saudi Arabia, there was a single sourced anonymous report to The Wall Street Journal yesterday that said that Saudi Arabia would be ramping up oil production. Now, remember, this has been a huge strategic goal for the Biden administration to ramp up OPEC's oil production because they've put the lock and chain on all American domestic production. And so for a second there, it looked as though the oil would be flooding the pumps would be going from Saudi Arabia and all because the Biden administration had given immunity to MBS himself The Crown prince essentially the ruler of Saudi Arabia in these lawsuits regarding the death of Khashoggi. This guy Khashoggi was in a very shady, very sinister character, wrote for The Washington Post, so already someone that we should definitely have an asterisk next to. But again, you tied to some very, very bad people in the Middle East. But here's what happened. The Saudis came out and completely denied the reports of the price of oil Charlie. For a couple hours there on the markets, the oil futures just spell. They were suddenly lying down. They said, oh, there's this huge deal because the Biden White House was taking incoming all day over this Khashoggi's widow comes out and is like, oh, how about you've killed him again? So she said, you've killed him again. Well, the dirty little secret is, it looks as though this entire thing was fake, and it was either cooked up by somebody on the street who had some nice puts maybe in the oil market and conducted a literal pump and dump with oil futures or or where they working potentially in conjunction with somebody in The White House. The Biden administration that was looking for a little bit of cover fire for the fact that they had given immunity to MBS and

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Twitter Is Awesome Again With Babylon Bee's Seth Dillon

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:55 min | 2 months ago

Twitter Is Awesome Again With Babylon Bee's Seth Dillon

"Tell us about what's going on with Twitter and I understand you guys got your Twitter account back. We're back, man. It was a long time coming. We were, you know, when we got banned initially, or at least locked out our account, we weren't permanently banned. We were locked up, required to delete a joke that the Twitter considered to be hateful conduct back in March earlier this year. And honestly, we never expected to get back to the Twitter. I mean, who expects that when you get locked out by the powers that be, that they're going to change their mind. Of course, they're not going to change their mind. You need something else to come in and disrupt things and change things up. And in our case, the richest man in the world happens to be a fan and friend of ours and came to our rescue. So I'm not sure that everybody can count on that, but it was cool. I think that we played a role in the decision making process that went into his bid to buy Twitter and that we're now benefiting from him taking over. Yeah, and so now Donald Trump has his Twitter account back and there's all sorts of different changes happening over the weekend. Kind of give us an update for everyone listening. What changed with Twitter over the weekend? All you had must come out and say freedom Fridays on Twitter kind of teasing the fact as a spoiler alert that he was going to be setting some people free. And it seems to have extended beyond Friday. He's unlocked a number of the cast. I just saw that James Lindsay was unlocked. Project veritas has been unlocked. Of course, obviously Trump was unlocked in response to that poll that he ran. So it's been unclear. Unclear to a lot of conservatives, a lot of people on the right who felt like their voices has been suppressed and silenced and taken away. It was unclear exactly what Musk was going to do about that. It's still unclear, I think, how he's going to handle these issues broadly speaking for just your average Twitter user, but it is extremely encouraging to see him coming in and lifting the ban hammer on some of these bigger accounts that had been suspended for really just silly ridiculous reasons.

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Kathleen Madigan on Why People Have a Personal Connection to Trump

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:52 min | 2 months ago

Kathleen Madigan on Why People Have a Personal Connection to Trump

"That's an interesting sociological thing 'cause you play all over the country. What is it? Do you think? What is the personal connection to Donald Trump? I don't know. I don't know why, like one lady in Florida. She was kind of a drunk grandma. You stood up in a balcony and a theater somewhere on the gulf side of Florida and said, Kathleen, I love you and I love Sarah Palin. Don't make fun of her. I had not said a word except Sarah Palin, comma. Now if the lady would have listened, my joke was really about the gist of it is there's no people in Alaska to have more respect for you if you were the game warden than I would if you said you were the governor because there's a lot. It's a lot more dangerous if you're okay. It's a stupid joke. It's silly innocuous. But that lady was so upset because she like, I don't know. I'm like, you can't love me and her. And you're at my show, so I'd pick me if I were you. Which one is it? I don't know what the Trump thing you could do any other Republican, any other Democrat and people do not lose their minds. There's something about I know this is going to sound snotty coastal liberal elite, but an education problem where they're just like, oh, I want people that sound dumb, like me. I just can't. I don't understand what the connection is. I it could go back to the, you know, George Bush, people are like, I'd like to have a beer with him. Right. Well, right. You might want to have a beer with me, but I shouldn't be running anything. I mean, just because I seem fun, which I am. You are that doesn't mean I'm qualified to work at NASA. I don't understand that leap. When people say, I think George Bush seemed fun too. The younger one to have a beer with after golf with a country club. I get it. Right. But what is that next level where I defend him like I would, my brother. It's weird.

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Getting the Conservative Message to the Left

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:54 sec | 2 months ago

Getting the Conservative Message to the Left

"If you want to know, in part, why the elections went as badly as they did. And they did. It's silly to deny it, and they were bright spots, obviously, Florida being the obvious exception. And Texas, but if you want to know the ultimate reason and there are many. And I will get to some of them. But the ultimate reason, they don't hear us. They don't read us. They don't know us. They don't study under us. They have never heard the vast majority. This is true for liberals as well as leftists. They have never heard our arguments for our data. They have only heard the condemnation of our pseudo fascism or as one Williams wrote Christian nationalism.

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Sticking the Landing

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:22 min | 3 months ago

Sticking the Landing

"We're not counting our chickens before they are hatched. We are not we just got to let me go to a gymnastics analogy. I'm gymnastics metaphor. We've got to stick the landing. Right now, like Mary Lou Retton, we are twirling through the air and hoping to stick the landing and that means we're hoping to get the results that we need and silly crazy me, we're hoping to get those results in a timely fashion. We have been told, if you notice the people are trying to beat you into submission, election day, we're kind of Ozzy and Harriet era nonsense is that. Eisenhower's president, election day. We now need several days. We got all these mail in ballots. It's busy and lots of people are voting. And we got big cities and stuff to do and things to crunch through. So it might take the better part of a week. We should think now in terms of election week. Well, guess what? That's a hard no for me. If there are some razor thin, dead heat races, okay, I mean, we've all stayed up to the wee hours to wait for something to come in. Maybe even you wake up the next morning, and it's still not totally done. All right, I understand. I understand. But you start talking to me about well into Thursday, well into Friday well into the weekend. Oh, hell no, if you'll excuse me. And eyes are peeled and the antennae are up for all kinds of nonsense.

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

01:30 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

01:30 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

05:49 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Who's up for one? I don't think that was it either. So the last thing we'll say is that we mentioned earlier about city council, people, it has been banned here and there because it's such a pain. In the mid 2000s, I think 2004, there was a city council person named Tom le bonga, le bans in Los Angeles, Hollywood just goes crazy on Halloween. There's like a lot of party in and right there in central Hollywood. And apparently the silly string was out of hand with people spraying it with people getting on fights from getting sprayed with it and that they actually put a price tag on that that said silly string remediation was costing the city of Los Angeles 200 more than $200,000 each year. From that one night, just from Halloween. So they said, no more. Not on Halloween, not in LA. Yeah, some fat cat silly string cleaner upper was making 200 K on November 1st every year. Between 85. So they actually passed an ordinance where silly string is outlawed one day a year. Halloween in Los Angeles. At the very least in Hollywood. And I did not go back and find out if there had been any change to this law. So let's talk about it as a potential that existed at least in the past, if not currently, right? Because Tracy says that these sanctions are even worse than a pot charge. And I don't think you can get charged for pod anymore in California, right? No, it's legal. Right, okay. So this fine of just carrying a can of silly string could get you a misdemeanor, a $1000 fine, and up to 6 months in jail in LA, which is like a pretty glamorous jail, but it's still jail for 6 months. Yeah, they put it on par at the time at least. With a drunken disorderly charge bicycling or hunting while drunk was $250 and $500 respectively find while drunk did not know that. Well, no, and each of those separately, it makes a lot of sense, but if you put them together, that's when it starts to get hilarious. You could have broken into the LA zoo and got in the mirror $250 fine. If you had a can of silly string it was a thousand. Did you see the video recently of that poor dog who got into a gorilla enclosure? He was so scared. And the gorillas weren't happy that he was there either, but he did not want to be in there. And when they finally got him out, animal control got him out. He had like the guiltiest look on his face like I'm sorry. I didn't want to go in there, but it just happened. So he got out. Everybody was safe. It worked out very well, but yeah, he was really nervous and not happy. No one was. I guess you wouldn't be telling that story if you like. Oh man, it got mauled in a million pieces. Yeah. He looks like a 2012 Camry now. Very nice. Full circle. You got anything else? No, just the rule of threes. I think we accomplished that. I think that was four or 5. 2085 where it's more than three as well. We're failing. We're screwing it up left and right. Since I said, we're screwing it up left and right, everybody. Obviously it's time for listener mail. I'm going to read this just because it's just a nice person saying thank you. We don't do these much. And we get to also answer a question. Hey guys, I wanted to write not about a specific episode, but rather to comment on your overall series. I've been listening for years now and continue to find episodes delightfully upbeat and formative and extremely respectful of different viewpoints. The chemistry that you two have with each other as a parent to the listener through the silly banter and fun tangents. Well, if I want to you can say something like, you know, that thing, and the other one can name exactly what he means. You also have to say that I crack up just about every time Josh says, well, since chuck said, blank, it's time for listener mail. There's no rhyme or reason to the transitional phrase and it makes it all the better when you say it. I like that too. That's one of the nice traditions here. Definitely. As a lifelong learner, your work on this podcast seems to be a dream job. It is. And I didn't mean that as a question. It is. You get to research an immense range of topics and you make them so accessible to the audience. Something I appreciate is a teacher. I also applaud you for doing such a thorough job at being diligent with and mindful of your sources. That is such a teacher word. Yeah. What diligent? Yeah. One thing I always look forward to as well is to fund musical interludes going in and out of the commercial breaks. I always wondered how you get them to fan submit them. Where do they come from? Keeps episodes fresh, even after the many years that you have dedicated to your show. And so Amy, from agoura hills, California, yes, those are absolutely listeners. They have been sending them in for years and they continue to and they're always fun and amazing and it's just kind of one of the fun ways that we can make listeners a part of the show. Yeah, like super big time thanks to every single person who submitted an ad jingle for us. They just agreed they keep the show fresh and happening. Indeed. Who was that from chuck? Amy from agoura hills, California. Okay, Amy, thank you very much for that email that was really kind of you. If you want to get in touch with us like Amy did and say some kind words or call us out for something. Whatever, you can send us an email to stuff podcast at iHeartRadio dot com. Stuff you should know is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts, my heart radio, visit the iHeartRadio app. Apple podcasts, or

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

05:49 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Who's up for one? I don't think that was it either. So the last thing we'll say is that we mentioned earlier about city council, people, it has been banned here and there because it's such a pain. In the mid 2000s, I think 2004, there was a city council person named Tom le bonga, le bans in Los Angeles, Hollywood just goes crazy on Halloween. There's like a lot of party in and right there in central Hollywood. And apparently the silly string was out of hand with people spraying it with people getting on fights from getting sprayed with it and that they actually put a price tag on that that said silly string remediation was costing the city of Los Angeles 200 more than $200,000 each year. From that one night, just from Halloween. So they said, no more. Not on Halloween, not in LA. Yeah, some fat cat silly string cleaner upper was making 200 K on November 1st every year. Between 85. So they actually passed an ordinance where silly string is outlawed one day a year. Halloween in Los Angeles. At the very least in Hollywood. And I did not go back and find out if there had been any change to this law. So let's talk about it as a potential that existed at least in the past, if not currently, right? Because Tracy says that these sanctions are even worse than a pot charge. And I don't think you can get charged for pod anymore in California, right? No, it's legal. Right, okay. So this fine of just carrying a can of silly string could get you a misdemeanor, a $1000 fine, and up to 6 months in jail in LA, which is like a pretty glamorous jail, but it's still jail for 6 months. Yeah, they put it on par at the time at least. With a drunken disorderly charge bicycling or hunting while drunk was $250 and $500 respectively find while drunk did not know that. Well, no, and each of those separately, it makes a lot of sense, but if you put them together, that's when it starts to get hilarious. You could have broken into the LA zoo and got in the mirror $250 fine. If you had a can of silly string it was a thousand. Did you see the video recently of that poor dog who got into a gorilla enclosure? He was so scared. And the gorillas weren't happy that he was there either, but he did not want to be in there. And when they finally got him out, animal control got him out. He had like the guiltiest look on his face like I'm sorry. I didn't want to go in there, but it just happened. So he got out. Everybody was safe. It worked out very well, but yeah, he was really nervous and not happy. No one was. I guess you wouldn't be telling that story if you like. Oh man, it got mauled in a million pieces. Yeah. He looks like a 2012 Camry now. Very nice. Full circle. You got anything else? No, just the rule of threes. I think we accomplished that. I think that was four or 5. 2085 where it's more than three as well. We're failing. We're screwing it up left and right. Since I said, we're screwing it up left and right, everybody. Obviously it's time for listener mail. I'm going to read this just because it's just a nice person saying thank you. We don't do these much. And we get to also answer a question. Hey guys, I wanted to write not about a specific episode, but rather to comment on your overall series. I've been listening for years now and continue to find episodes delightfully upbeat and formative and extremely respectful of different viewpoints. The chemistry that you two have with each other as a parent to the listener through the silly banter and fun tangents. Well, if I want to you can say something like, you know, that thing, and the other one can name exactly what he means. You also have to say that I crack up just about every time Josh says, well, since chuck said, blank, it's time for listener mail. There's no rhyme or reason to the transitional phrase and it makes it all the better when you say it. I like that too. That's one of the nice traditions here. Definitely. As a lifelong learner, your work on this podcast seems to be a dream job. It is. And I didn't mean that as a question. It is. You get to research an immense range of topics and you make them so accessible to the audience. Something I appreciate is a teacher. I also applaud you for doing such a thorough job at being diligent with and mindful of your sources. That is such a teacher word. Yeah. What diligent? Yeah. One thing I always look forward to as well is to fund musical interludes going in and out of the commercial breaks. I always wondered how you get them to fan submit them. Where do they come from? Keeps episodes fresh, even after the many years that you have dedicated to your show. And so Amy, from agoura hills, California, yes, those are absolutely listeners. They have been sending them in for years and they continue to and they're always fun and amazing and it's just kind of one of the fun ways that we can make listeners a part of the show. Yeah, like super big time thanks to every single person who submitted an ad jingle for us. They just agreed they keep the show fresh and happening. Indeed. Who was that from chuck? Amy from agoura hills, California. Okay, Amy, thank you very much for that email that was really kind of you. If you want to get in touch with us like Amy did and say some kind words or call us out for something. Whatever, you can send us an email to stuff podcast at iHeartRadio dot com. Stuff you should know is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts, my heart radio, visit the iHeartRadio app. Apple podcasts, or

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

07:04 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"I can just see that 2012 Camry in your driveway with like the ceiling liner kind of hanging down a little bit. It came undone in one spot and it just kept going for me. No, those ceiling liners last forever. They sure do. Way beyond 2022. I like the idea that people actually might think that they gave us like Camry's. No, it's true. I mean, seriously, there's still old episodes that had that ad embedded in it. It's amazing. Then we'll go away. They really got their money's worth out of that one. Yes, and still do. One of the interesting uses of silly string popped up during the war in Iraq when the U.S. Military, although they didn't officially endorse it and buy this stuff for the troops, which I'm not sure why they wouldn't. They would use them to find IEDs and tripwire, so they would go up to the doorway of a room, and they would spray silly string around, and see if they were if it hung on invisible trip wires, not invisible, but hard to see trip wires. Yeah, which is really awesome. It's kind of like Catherine Zeta-Jones spraying that powder or whatever. Yeah. In that one movie. I can't remember that, I don't remember, Thomas Connor fair, maybe in the show. It was the one with Sean Connery. I can't remember the name of it, but it was just 90s dumb movie. But yeah, same thing, but using silly string in Iraq. Taking out IEDs rather than trying to steal a diamond or something. That's just some differences, but it's the same principle. Yeah, and there was kind of a cool story from 2007 when I think a soldier's mother in New Jersey, they wanted to get their hands on some of this stuff. And so she mounted a drive and collected about 80,000 cans of silly string to send to the troops. I think the sort of bummer ending in that story is she had trouble getting it shipped or something. I think a lot of it went bad. I never saw any time there's not a great follow up. It's probably not a great ending. Or the media just got bored with it. They're like, we're really, can we just write a listicle again? I've got it now, chuck. The 2012 Camry. It's ready. Are you ready? Is that what it was? No. I still don't have it. So if you heard us listing all these ingredients, even though free on 12 isn't in there anymore, you might think that it's probably not something that's great for the environment. And like you said, in the 70s and 80s, kind of right as this was being born, they immediately were started to get rid of CFCs and HCFCs, hydro, chloro, fluoro, carbons. The greatest named carbons of all. Yeah, there's a lot of letters in that word. One of the problems was that they replaced hydrochlorofluorocarbons with just plain old hydrofluoric carbons. So you can tell fewer letters, obviously it's not nearly as dangerous, right? The thing is, they're fine for the ozone layer. They basically do nothing for the ozone layer, but keep it in place. So that's good. But they're finding that they also have a high global warming potential. So like any chemical that can enter the atmosphere, it can be given a global warming potential and the lower the number, the less effect it will have on changing the climate. The higher the number, the more greenhouse gas it is. And some of these HFCs are kind of high greenhouse gases. They have a high global warming potential. So we still need to keep figuring out how to get aerosols out. Yeah, that kind of had that feeling. I'm glad you looked that up because my feeling was like surely they didn't solve that to where this is just great. And I imagine even though we didn't see the ammonia in anywhere else on the Internet, it can't be great to be squirting out something with ammonia everywhere, right? I don't know. I really don't know. And I know that so no, it wasn't the ammonia that I didn't see. I didn't see people putting isopropyl alcohol in an aerosol can to keep things from growing inside of it. That's what I didn't see. Oh, okay. People do use ammonia. Yeah, here's what I will say, though, is that I haven't looked at a canon in a while and I don't know what warnings come on it. But I bet one of them should be like, don't let your pets eat it and that kind of thing. Or don't let humans or your little sister eat it. Yeah, well, also it's good advice, right? There's also you can find some warnings depending on what kind of propellant is used in the can. To say, hey, this is flammable. Don't spray it at a campfire, although it'll look really awesome. Because that's really dangerous. Another one is it can freeze. It can basically freeze to your skin. And the reason why is because when that compressed liquid is converting into a gas undergoing a phase change, part of that phase change is that it's drawing a heat from any available immediate source that includes the can. So it turns the can ice cold 'cause it takes all the heat out of it to help turn that gas or that liquid into a gas. I did something kind of dumb a number of years ago. I had these little skin tags and I would go to the dermatologist to get them clipped. And then I thought, you know what? I'm just going to buy some of that. Freeze spray. And I'm going to freeze and clip them myself. Because that's got to be easy. And I got some of that spray and I guess the idea is that it's not for that purpose and you spray kind of from a distance to maybe numb something. And I got it right up on that thing and sprayed it. And it burned like the fires of hell, it hurt so bad. It felt like someone pressed a hot glowing piece of metal into my skin. I can imagine, I know where you're coming from, actually, because I went through a phase when I was a tween 85. Weirdly enough about N 85. And where I had warts, especially on my elbows for some reason. And I had to go to the doctor like, every couple months, and they would burn them off with liquid liquid nitrogen, frozen nitrogen. And yeah, if they missed even a little bit, it would really hurt. It was really damaging. But if they just got it on the work, which they normally did, it was weird. There was no sensation whatsoever. We should do a shorty on warts. Sure. I don't know. That might be our least listen to episode. You'd think? Yeah, I think so. Even less than aerosol cans. That's right. Our poop centric episodes. People love those. Can we finish this one? The 2012 Camry.

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

07:04 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"I can just see that 2012 Camry in your driveway with like the ceiling liner kind of hanging down a little bit. It came undone in one spot and it just kept going for me. No, those ceiling liners last forever. They sure do. Way beyond 2022. I like the idea that people actually might think that they gave us like Camry's. No, it's true. I mean, seriously, there's still old episodes that had that ad embedded in it. It's amazing. Then we'll go away. They really got their money's worth out of that one. Yes, and still do. One of the interesting uses of silly string popped up during the war in Iraq when the U.S. Military, although they didn't officially endorse it and buy this stuff for the troops, which I'm not sure why they wouldn't. They would use them to find IEDs and tripwire, so they would go up to the doorway of a room, and they would spray silly string around, and see if they were if it hung on invisible trip wires, not invisible, but hard to see trip wires. Yeah, which is really awesome. It's kind of like Catherine Zeta-Jones spraying that powder or whatever. Yeah. In that one movie. I can't remember that, I don't remember, Thomas Connor fair, maybe in the show. It was the one with Sean Connery. I can't remember the name of it, but it was just 90s dumb movie. But yeah, same thing, but using silly string in Iraq. Taking out IEDs rather than trying to steal a diamond or something. That's just some differences, but it's the same principle. Yeah, and there was kind of a cool story from 2007 when I think a soldier's mother in New Jersey, they wanted to get their hands on some of this stuff. And so she mounted a drive and collected about 80,000 cans of silly string to send to the troops. I think the sort of bummer ending in that story is she had trouble getting it shipped or something. I think a lot of it went bad. I never saw any time there's not a great follow up. It's probably not a great ending. Or the media just got bored with it. They're like, we're really, can we just write a listicle again? I've got it now, chuck. The 2012 Camry. It's ready. Are you ready? Is that what it was? No. I still don't have it. So if you heard us listing all these ingredients, even though free on 12 isn't in there anymore, you might think that it's probably not something that's great for the environment. And like you said, in the 70s and 80s, kind of right as this was being born, they immediately were started to get rid of CFCs and HCFCs, hydro, chloro, fluoro, carbons. The greatest named carbons of all. Yeah, there's a lot of letters in that word. One of the problems was that they replaced hydrochlorofluorocarbons with just plain old hydrofluoric carbons. So you can tell fewer letters, obviously it's not nearly as dangerous, right? The thing is, they're fine for the ozone layer. They basically do nothing for the ozone layer, but keep it in place. So that's good. But they're finding that they also have a high global warming potential. So like any chemical that can enter the atmosphere, it can be given a global warming potential and the lower the number, the less effect it will have on changing the climate. The higher the number, the more greenhouse gas it is. And some of these HFCs are kind of high greenhouse gases. They have a high global warming potential. So we still need to keep figuring out how to get aerosols out. Yeah, that kind of had that feeling. I'm glad you looked that up because my feeling was like surely they didn't solve that to where this is just great. And I imagine even though we didn't see the ammonia in anywhere else on the Internet, it can't be great to be squirting out something with ammonia everywhere, right? I don't know. I really don't know. And I know that so no, it wasn't the ammonia that I didn't see. I didn't see people putting isopropyl alcohol in an aerosol can to keep things from growing inside of it. That's what I didn't see. Oh, okay. People do use ammonia. Yeah, here's what I will say, though, is that I haven't looked at a canon in a while and I don't know what warnings come on it. But I bet one of them should be like, don't let your pets eat it and that kind of thing. Or don't let humans or your little sister eat it. Yeah, well, also it's good advice, right? There's also you can find some warnings depending on what kind of propellant is used in the can. To say, hey, this is flammable. Don't spray it at a campfire, although it'll look really awesome. Because that's really dangerous. Another one is it can freeze. It can basically freeze to your skin. And the reason why is because when that compressed liquid is converting into a gas undergoing a phase change, part of that phase change is that it's drawing a heat from any available immediate source that includes the can. So it turns the can ice cold 'cause it takes all the heat out of it to help turn that gas or that liquid into a gas. I did something kind of dumb a number of years ago. I had these little skin tags and I would go to the dermatologist to get them clipped. And then I thought, you know what? I'm just going to buy some of that. Freeze spray. And I'm going to freeze and clip them myself. Because that's got to be easy. And I got some of that spray and I guess the idea is that it's not for that purpose and you spray kind of from a distance to maybe numb something. And I got it right up on that thing and sprayed it. And it burned like the fires of hell, it hurt so bad. It felt like someone pressed a hot glowing piece of metal into my skin. I can imagine, I know where you're coming from, actually, because I went through a phase when I was a tween 85. Weirdly enough about N 85. And where I had warts, especially on my elbows for some reason. And I had to go to the doctor like, every couple months, and they would burn them off with liquid liquid nitrogen, frozen nitrogen. And yeah, if they missed even a little bit, it would really hurt. It was really damaging. But if they just got it on the work, which they normally did, it was weird. There was no sensation whatsoever. We should do a shorty on warts. Sure. I don't know. That might be our least listen to episode. You'd think? Yeah, I think so. Even less than aerosol cans. That's right. Our poop centric episodes. People love those. Can we finish this one? The 2012 Camry.

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

06:23 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"That stuff quick, get rid of it. Right. So one of the other things moving on from the propellant, which again, it's really, really important stuff. But all of these things are important. Each one plays its own role. That's right. And the surfactant plays a really interesting role too because it helps the resin foam. It helps the resident expand and the surfactant does this by the fact that it's amphiphilic. Sorry, it's hydrophobic and its hydrophilic, so it repels water and it attracts water. It doesn't know what it's doing, but it does both of those things. And in that sense, it actually manages to keep molecules. Cohesive. So it lends it its cohesive property. It also lends it a little bit of stickiness, but I saw that it keeps it from being too sticky. So this is like the surfactant is just a wonder chemical because it's doing the opposite at the same time. Yeah, and the surfactant is like Tracy says, you know, so many years ago in this article that it's just sort of a fancy name for a detergent. And the idea is if you think about like if you have a sink full of water and you just squirt some soap like dish soap in there, it's just going to sort of sit there and you might not even know there's any soap in there. Until you turn on that high pressure from the sink and maybe even put your finger over it, then that stuff's going to foam up all of a sudden. And that's sort of what's going on with this can of silly string. Right. And originally on the patent, they listed the surfactant as sorbitan 8. Which has a trade name of get this tween 85. 2085? Yeah. That's weird. It sounds like a super weird. Yeah, that sounds like an Internet name for a predator. It's for sure. But it's also one of those things that's like so innocuous that it almost makes you wonder if they went to great lengths to come up with something you'd just look right past. You know? As far as how much of this stuff is in there of what stuff is in there. The resin is about ten to 15% surfactant is actually less than 5%. Most of what's in that can is that propellant. So if you had a see through can of silly string, it would be mostly that liquid propellant. Well, I guess it's all liquid at the time until it comes out, like we said. But mostly propellant, but you did mention talc in there, I think, without the talc, it would it wouldn't have much body to it. Is that the idea? Yeah, it would, I can't even imagine what it would be like. Yeah, it'd just be like kind of fleck Y plasticky exoskeleton without it. The foam, I guess, is what I saw. Okay. And I also saw get this. So I've been doing a little bit of sleuthing. Tween 85 is actually used as an emulsifier for mixing mineral oil with other stuff in other applications. So I believe that tween 85 serves a double duty as a surfactant, but also an emulsifier for the talc as well. Oh, okay. Okay. Did you just do that on the fly? I mean, when I was researching it. Oh, okay, it sounded in the moment. No, I mean, I don't walk around knowing other industrial uses for 2085. You just happen to look at up or something. No, no, no, no, I looked it up and wrote it down. I was like, this is juicy. I can't leave this one now. It's pretty juicy. You also have any time you have something like this, you're going to need a stabilizer, and in this case, they use ammonia and isopropyl alcohol. And I think the ammonia keeps it from corroding. Inside the can. And the alcohol stops bugs, basically. Life from forming. Right. I didn't find that anywhere else on the entire Internet. I looked in every single corner. I didn't find it. Not only in relation to silly string, but in relation to aerosol cans in general. I have no idea where that came from. But I did some more sleuthing. Oh boy. I think that was from the wired article, right? Maybe I think so, actually, yeah. But I just don't understand what they're talking about. I mean, it makes sense, but I just haven't seen it anywhere else. But isopropyl alcohol is also commonly used as a solvent. So the unnamed solvent might actually be named. They might have all the ingredients listed here, but they're just not saying this thing is also pulling double duty as well. I got you. A little bit of sleight of hand in what's it called misguidance? Misdirection, yeah. Yeah, misdirection. That's right. Yeah. You'd be a heck of a magician. I misguiding you. Everyone's like, what? I don't think you're supposed to announce that either. That's right. Man, I would be terrible at this. If you think the coin would fall out of my knuckles, if you look at my right hand and not my left, you will notice. Misguided. All right, does that cover the ingredients? Oh, just one more thing. Okay. No, I guess we already talked about it about how the aerosol, the propellant boils and carries everything else out on it. And if you're just like, man, I need more. Tell me more about the manufacturing of aerosol cans. You're in luck because we actually did an entire episode on aerosol cans before. Did we really? It sounded familiar. That's an old one, huh? Yeah, it was back in we were just casting about at the time, obviously. But if I remember correctly, we did it. It was done, you know, when we were finished. We were casting about trying to sell old Toyota camrys. That's right. The 2012 Camry. Are you ready? Let's take that break. I'm going to go fire up the camera and get the AC going because it's hot here. I'm ready to leave. And we'll talk about some interesting other uses and

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

08:11 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Just adding a period? No, but I think this is definitely the episode to put that. Okay, so apparently if you were sending a telegram, letters were very cheap, but punctuation was expensive. So you actually paid less to spell out the four letters STOP than paying for a period. That's why people had stopped in the middle of their sentences. But the big dumb dumb would say, stop, exclamation point. I really mean it. Wow. It's a period here. That's amazing. What a great little factoid to be able to throw out at the next dinner party. It is a way to tenth of a fact. Oh wait, I might have my wires crossed. I know what you mean. There's probably a couple of listeners who get it. All right, let's dive into a can of silly string. Yes. Because what did inside a can of silly string is known generally to the public now? Although some of this stuff on the original patent is has been changed since then. So I think there are some trade secrets, but let's just say it's definitely a liquid inside the can. Yes. And it becomes the string outside the can because of the stuff that's inside the can. It is very lightweight. And like we said, it does have an adhesive quality, but it's got to be just the right mix. You want it to stick to a lampshade, or stick to a wall or stick to a person's ears and hair if you're draping it over them over them over the rim. But you don't want it to be so sticky that you can't get it off with something. You want to be able to, you know, it's got to be cohesive. You want to be able to pull it out and have it kind of generally come in one big ball as you're trying to clean up afterward. Right, so that's the tension between the adhesiveness of it and the cohesiveness of it. And as long as it's more cohesive, meaning it'll hold its shape when you pull on it. Then it is adhesive. So it takes less force to pull it off somebody than it does to take to pull it apart. That's why it's so easily cleaned up. Because it is a little bit sticky, but not fully sticky, and that that has to do with the genius of some of the stuff that's in it. Yeah, and imagine getting this right is, I mean, it sounds, well, it's about to say it sounds silly. To put this much research and thought into a product like this. But if you get it wrong, no one's going to buy it. If it sticks so bad, everything that parents can't clean it up, they're not going to buy it for their kids. It's kind of genius in a way that they figure the exact recipe to make it fun for kids, but something that you could generally just sort of pull off and ball up and throw in the trash. Yeah, and Robert peacocks and Leonard a fish are the people who did spend that time figuring that out because you couldn't make an instant cast with the stuff that comes out of a can of silly string. No, I've tried. So they had to go back and figure out how to make it, you know, very colorful, how to make it so it didn't stick too much, how it was cohesive all that stuff. And they did, they managed to come up with the perfect mixture of basically three ingredients, although there's more than three. I don't know why everybody says three, but everyone does say three. I think three is the magic three and then some other stuff. So there's a resin of surfactant in a propellant. And apparently, there's also a solvent, which is very important. There's also talc, which is very important, as we'll see. But each one of these things plays a really important role in the creation of the silly string. And, you know, like you said, it has to be just right or else the whole thing's going. The whole enterprise is going to collapse. That's a picture of doctor strangelove wheeling into the room all of a sudden. Mind podcaster. So you've got your resin, that's going to form that plastic structure that exoskeleton of the strand. And original form that patent it was an acrylic resin using poly isobutyl methacrylate. And the resin is like everything else with this silly string. You got to get it just right. That is the framework of those strands. If you have too much resin, it's not going to foam like you wanted to foam. And it'd be more like shooting caulk at somebody. And I think we can all agree that's no fun. That's such a silly caulk. Right. If you have too little of this stuff, then they're not going to hold together. And if silly string, I think we agree that if it came out as tiny little foam bullets, it wouldn't be as fun as if it comes out as a big string. But the whole point is, is once this thing is propelled into the air, then it forms that shell that if you don't mess with it, it'll stay there for a while. It's not like it just disappears. Yeah, because the resin that plastic structure that it lends to the whole thing, yeah, if you leave it alone, it can survive for weeks, basically. I would guess indefinitely, I'm sure it's like how many lakes it takes to get to the center of it to roll pop. No one really knows because no one's just left silly string indefinitely, you know? Talk about a monster. So the propellant is also really important too for a couple of reasons. Whatever propellant they're using is at room temperature and normal sea level pressure. Which is what it's like outside of the can. It would be a gas. But the contents of an aerosol can is under so much pressure that it's actually in its liquid state. And the propellant when it emerges from that can, it essentially boils. It changes from liquid to a gas. And as it does that because everything else is mixed up with that propellant, as we'll see, it takes all of those other components, the resin, the surfactant, the solvent, on a wild ride, and they all combined with one another in turn foamy. So again, the structure of the exoskeleton, the thing that lends the whole thing, it's initial support. That's the resin. Yeah, and the other thing the propellant does is that it also helps that resin form basically. And it helps sort of create that foamy exterior because once that propellant is shot out, it evaporates very quickly. If you shoot it at a normal distance, if you've ever taken silly string and shot it into your closed palm or a fist or something, it's going to be different. It's going to be like a lot more wet because it doesn't have that chance to spread out and quickly evaporate and it's going to be a lot more brittle. That's why you're supposed to shoot the propellant across the room. It sort of lends itself to doing what it does best. By doing what it does best. You're right. Which is propelling things. Right. So they used to originally use dichloromethane, also known as freon 12. And freon 12 is so bad for the ozone layer, that there is a global law against manufacturing freon. Like think about how many global laws there are. That might be the only one. Murder. I guess so, but yeah, this is like an actual murder, but still. How about like a global regulation maybe? Okay, sure. Or something that has to do with industry or manufacturing, rather than killing people. So they used to use free on, but you can't use free on anymore. You actually can use it in some applications. There's a finite stock of free on left on earth. And you're allowed to use those. You just can't manufacture anymore. So eventually we'll run out of freon. They had to figure out something else to use. And they did. So you don't find free on 12 inside of silly string anymore because it was really bad for the ozone layer. That's right. Although, as we learned in our research over the years, there have been various rogue off brands that have used freon that have popped up in the 2000s and I think even in the 2010s, they would find some random silly string shipment that came from Taiwan or China that still had that free on 12 in it. Confiscate

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

08:11 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Just adding a period? No, but I think this is definitely the episode to put that. Okay, so apparently if you were sending a telegram, letters were very cheap, but punctuation was expensive. So you actually paid less to spell out the four letters STOP than paying for a period. That's why people had stopped in the middle of their sentences. But the big dumb dumb would say, stop, exclamation point. I really mean it. Wow. It's a period here. That's amazing. What a great little factoid to be able to throw out at the next dinner party. It is a way to tenth of a fact. Oh wait, I might have my wires crossed. I know what you mean. There's probably a couple of listeners who get it. All right, let's dive into a can of silly string. Yes. Because what did inside a can of silly string is known generally to the public now? Although some of this stuff on the original patent is has been changed since then. So I think there are some trade secrets, but let's just say it's definitely a liquid inside the can. Yes. And it becomes the string outside the can because of the stuff that's inside the can. It is very lightweight. And like we said, it does have an adhesive quality, but it's got to be just the right mix. You want it to stick to a lampshade, or stick to a wall or stick to a person's ears and hair if you're draping it over them over them over the rim. But you don't want it to be so sticky that you can't get it off with something. You want to be able to, you know, it's got to be cohesive. You want to be able to pull it out and have it kind of generally come in one big ball as you're trying to clean up afterward. Right, so that's the tension between the adhesiveness of it and the cohesiveness of it. And as long as it's more cohesive, meaning it'll hold its shape when you pull on it. Then it is adhesive. So it takes less force to pull it off somebody than it does to take to pull it apart. That's why it's so easily cleaned up. Because it is a little bit sticky, but not fully sticky, and that that has to do with the genius of some of the stuff that's in it. Yeah, and imagine getting this right is, I mean, it sounds, well, it's about to say it sounds silly. To put this much research and thought into a product like this. But if you get it wrong, no one's going to buy it. If it sticks so bad, everything that parents can't clean it up, they're not going to buy it for their kids. It's kind of genius in a way that they figure the exact recipe to make it fun for kids, but something that you could generally just sort of pull off and ball up and throw in the trash. Yeah, and Robert peacocks and Leonard a fish are the people who did spend that time figuring that out because you couldn't make an instant cast with the stuff that comes out of a can of silly string. No, I've tried. So they had to go back and figure out how to make it, you know, very colorful, how to make it so it didn't stick too much, how it was cohesive all that stuff. And they did, they managed to come up with the perfect mixture of basically three ingredients, although there's more than three. I don't know why everybody says three, but everyone does say three. I think three is the magic three and then some other stuff. So there's a resin of surfactant in a propellant. And apparently, there's also a solvent, which is very important. There's also talc, which is very important, as we'll see. But each one of these things plays a really important role in the creation of the silly string. And, you know, like you said, it has to be just right or else the whole thing's going. The whole enterprise is going to collapse. That's a picture of doctor strangelove wheeling into the room all of a sudden. Mind podcaster. So you've got your resin, that's going to form that plastic structure that exoskeleton of the strand. And original form that patent it was an acrylic resin using poly isobutyl methacrylate. And the resin is like everything else with this silly string. You got to get it just right. That is the framework of those strands. If you have too much resin, it's not going to foam like you wanted to foam. And it'd be more like shooting caulk at somebody. And I think we can all agree that's no fun. That's such a silly caulk. Right. If you have too little of this stuff, then they're not going to hold together. And if silly string, I think we agree that if it came out as tiny little foam bullets, it wouldn't be as fun as if it comes out as a big string. But the whole point is, is once this thing is propelled into the air, then it forms that shell that if you don't mess with it, it'll stay there for a while. It's not like it just disappears. Yeah, because the resin that plastic structure that it lends to the whole thing, yeah, if you leave it alone, it can survive for weeks, basically. I would guess indefinitely, I'm sure it's like how many lakes it takes to get to the center of it to roll pop. No one really knows because no one's just left silly string indefinitely, you know? Talk about a monster. So the propellant is also really important too for a couple of reasons. Whatever propellant they're using is at room temperature and normal sea level pressure. Which is what it's like outside of the can. It would be a gas. But the contents of an aerosol can is under so much pressure that it's actually in its liquid state. And the propellant when it emerges from that can, it essentially boils. It changes from liquid to a gas. And as it does that because everything else is mixed up with that propellant, as we'll see, it takes all of those other components, the resin, the surfactant, the solvent, on a wild ride, and they all combined with one another in turn foamy. So again, the structure of the exoskeleton, the thing that lends the whole thing, it's initial support. That's the resin. Yeah, and the other thing the propellant does is that it also helps that resin form basically. And it helps sort of create that foamy exterior because once that propellant is shot out, it evaporates very quickly. If you shoot it at a normal distance, if you've ever taken silly string and shot it into your closed palm or a fist or something, it's going to be different. It's going to be like a lot more wet because it doesn't have that chance to spread out and quickly evaporate and it's going to be a lot more brittle. That's why you're supposed to shoot the propellant across the room. It sort of lends itself to doing what it does best. By doing what it does best. You're right. Which is propelling things. Right. So they used to originally use dichloromethane, also known as freon 12. And freon 12 is so bad for the ozone layer, that there is a global law against manufacturing freon. Like think about how many global laws there are. That might be the only one. Murder. I guess so, but yeah, this is like an actual murder, but still. How about like a global regulation maybe? Okay, sure. Or something that has to do with industry or manufacturing, rather than killing people. So they used to use free on, but you can't use free on anymore. You actually can use it in some applications. There's a finite stock of free on left on earth. And you're allowed to use those. You just can't manufacture anymore. So eventually we'll run out of freon. They had to figure out something else to use. And they did. So you don't find free on 12 inside of silly string anymore because it was really bad for the ozone layer. That's right. Although, as we learned in our research over the years, there have been various rogue off brands that have used freon that have popped up in the 2000s and I think even in the 2010s, they would find some random silly string shipment that came from Taiwan or China that still had that free on 12 in it. Confiscate

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

04:38 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"At least started it. Okay. I had to do with the invention of the hula hoop. Okay, yeah, I saw a lot of that. But some Coen brothers movies are just not for me. Yeah, yeah. I hear you. I like them all, but I get it. Emily doesn't like a lot of them because they do mean things to animals and almost every movie. I never noticed that. Yeah, it's a Coen brothers thing. Okay. So they basically say, get these guys in here, this stuff is brilliant. And they did and apparently within a couple of weeks, they had a contract with Wham-O to license and sell silly string, but that still doesn't explain Julian saman, right? No, Julian Simone, the guy who is legendarily the person who invented silly string back in 1969, actually does have something to do with silly string, but he came into the picture 30 years after he was reputed to. Because in 1999, Wham-O said, we've spent our silly string. We're done with this. Who wants it? And Julius samann had a company called Julius Simone limited, which was the parent company of the car freshener corporation. How great is that? And car freshener had a subsidiary, a toy division called just for kicks and just for kicks bought the rights to make silly string in 1999. And if car freshener corporation just rings the slightest tiniest bell, you might have seen it in really little script on your tree air freshener that is dangling from your rearview mirror. That's a Julius saman. Is the gentleman who holds the patent to the fir tree air freshener? It's amazing. Another ubiquitous product I've never owned. Yeah. Same here, I never got into those either. He had two patents. And one was for the tree shaped air freshener, another one was the undressed naked lady silhouette air freshener. Those were two patents. Well, I guess you saw it on a mud flap and was like, I think that was the greatest in air freshener. Yeah, I've never seen that one, but I would guess it's kind of that mud flappy thing too, yeah. Yeah, yeah, I feel like mudflaps, it's either Yosemite Sam saying back off. Yes. Or it's like silhouette of a naked lady. Yeah. That's your mud flap selection. All right, I think that's good enough for the first segment. Which we'll just call history. Sure. And in our second segment, after the break, we will bore you to tears by talking about the chemical contents

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Stuff You Should Know

07:49 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Boy, did this one just not reek of the old house stuff works days? Yeah, but what's awesome is that you knew that you could just, you know, like you didn't have to double check any facts or anything like that, because Tracy Wilson was on the case. Yeah. And she does not get her facts mixed up. No, this was an old house of forks article from Tracy and also got some stuff from CNN. Gizmodo, a mental floss, wired, and mother Jones that feels like a veritable greatest hits of stuff you should know, reference sites. Look at it. But we're talking about silly string. We haven't done one on a classic Tory in a long time. It's been too long. And although this isn't quite as interesting as like, say, a sea monkey, I think it still has some pretty interesting points. Well, there's a 100% less Nazis in this one, which I like. That's true. Not one Nazi. So silly string is a toy, and it's one of those things that is so ubiquitous and everybody knows about it and may even be annoyed by it or whatever. That you don't realize that there's people out there who talk about this stuff and think about this stuff. And that if you start to dive into the Internet and look for those people and you read what they write, you start to figure out that they're all very, very wrong in whatever they're saying about silly string. Yeah, and I think that was I think especially at the time Tracy wrote this article that was one of those deals where everything on the web basically said, we don't even know what's in silly string, and it's one of those sort of like easy cheese. It's like this sort of mystery, what's inside the can, and science can't even figure it out. And all we know is invented by Julius Salman in 1969, and it turns out that none of that stuff is actually true. We do know what's in silly string and Julia Simone did not invent it. No, and I think here about a minute and a half into the podcast, we should probably tell everybody what silly string is in case they have been in case they haven't heard. Living where? Living outside of a silly string laden country. That's right. Silly string comes in an aerosol can. So if you look at it, it might look like easy cheese or it's about a small can of aqua net. First spray paint. Now we're spray paint and I was trying to think of like antiquated things, but sure. It's works as well. Okay. And you press the nozzle and out come shooting a pressurized stream of this foamy string. And you can, it depends on how hard you shake it and your angle of incidence, I guess, or is that right? I'm probably got that wrong. The angle in which you shoot it. Sure. Angle of attack. Angle of attack. But it can travel 5, 6, 7, up to ten, 12 feet. Yeah. And it's like kind of wet and cold, cool feeling when it comes out. It comes out very fast, and then very quickly, it doesn't completely dry. It still has sort of that tacky feeling because it will stick to things, but the idea is that it stays in a string form. Unless you kind of pull it apart. That's what makes silly string fun and great. Yeah, it's not like your grandfather's shaving cream. That was just foams up and into this pile, this bubble that kind of grows. It holds its shape. And that's a really important part of it because it wouldn't be a toy if it just came out like shaving cream. No one would want to play with it. It certainly would have not had a very famous part of the movie, the great Tom Hanks movie big. No. So you've ever seen big, that's silly string in the scene where he and Billy, I guess, are playing around all of a sudden they have all this money and they buy all this garbage candy and stuff. Oh yeah, yeah. And they buy silly string and Tom Hanks acts like he's squirting it like snot out of his nose and they spray silly string and that's the idea is that kids have a good time with it and parents hate it. Yeah, parents and city council people as we'll see. Exactly. And you said another part of it too is not only just its shape, but the fact that it can really travel. You said it can travel up to ten to 12 feet. Which for our friends in non imperial countries is a handful of meters. And that's a lot. You know, like you can be standing pretty far away from somebody, spray them, drop the can and turn and run, and you still have a pretty good head start on them chasing you. That's right. So the story of silly string chuck is actually pretty interesting one. I love ones that like toys that started out as something else, which seems like every toy we've ever talked about. It started, it started life as a different thing. And then somebody was like, actually, this is a pretty good toy. And everyone said, agreed, and it became a classic toy, and then we podcasted on it 60 years later. That's right. Not quite 60, but in this case, it was if you look at the actual patent from 1972 for foam able resonance for a foam able resinous composition. You will find Robert peacock's and Leonard a fish, fish was an inventor. Cox was a chemist. And what they were trying to originally invent was a medical device, kind of an emergency largely battlefield, but an emergency cast that you could spray on like a spray on cast if you break a bone that would sort of and if you think about silly string in a different application and if you think about it, what if it instead came out and coded your arm and solidified, that's the idea. And from what I could tell, they were successful in that. But part of what they were trying to do was find the right nozzle. Apparently tested like 500 nozzles. And one of those nozzles shot this stuff out, this concoction that they came up with in a string really far and that string held its shape. So they were like, let's put a button on this particular nozzle. I'm sure Leonard a fish walked around with it, and his little change pocket of his Levi's for many years. And then when the time was right, they said, we should get back to that because we've got the we've got the spray on cast down pat. I think that other thing would make a really good toy and Robert peacock said agreed Leonard fish and Leonard fish knotted silently. That's right. As the legend goes, they did not know anything about toy marketing, obviously. So they made an appointment with who at the time was probably the biggest name in toys in the early 70s, Wham-O. Still a big name in toys. Sure. And we covered frisbees in yo yos. This has made an appearance in a lot of these episodes. Yo yos was one of our better episodes if I remember correctly. Yeah, it was a good one. So they went to Wham-O as legend has it. They sprayed the stuff all over the office. And the person they were meeting with as well. And they said, get out of here. This stuff is like how dare you kind of reaction. And the next day, though, apparently fish got a telegram saying from Wham-O saying we need 24 cans of this stuff as a marketing test. Stop. Just stop right there. And the idea in this sounds very much like a legend, but who knows it may be true. The idea is that the next day they cleaned it up, but there was one hanging string on the lamp, that one of the owners of Wham-O saw and picked up and said, what is this stuff? It's fantastic. It's like Paul Newman from hudsucker proxy. Okay. I haven't seen that one, I guess. I don't know. I

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"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

07:49 min | 6 months ago

"silly" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Boy, did this one just not reek of the old house stuff works days? Yeah, but what's awesome is that you knew that you could just, you know, like you didn't have to double check any facts or anything like that, because Tracy Wilson was on the case. Yeah. And she does not get her facts mixed up. No, this was an old house of forks article from Tracy and also got some stuff from CNN. Gizmodo, a mental floss, wired, and mother Jones that feels like a veritable greatest hits of stuff you should know, reference sites. Look at it. But we're talking about silly string. We haven't done one on a classic Tory in a long time. It's been too long. And although this isn't quite as interesting as like, say, a sea monkey, I think it still has some pretty interesting points. Well, there's a 100% less Nazis in this one, which I like. That's true. Not one Nazi. So silly string is a toy, and it's one of those things that is so ubiquitous and everybody knows about it and may even be annoyed by it or whatever. That you don't realize that there's people out there who talk about this stuff and think about this stuff. And that if you start to dive into the Internet and look for those people and you read what they write, you start to figure out that they're all very, very wrong in whatever they're saying about silly string. Yeah, and I think that was I think especially at the time Tracy wrote this article that was one of those deals where everything on the web basically said, we don't even know what's in silly string, and it's one of those sort of like easy cheese. It's like this sort of mystery, what's inside the can, and science can't even figure it out. And all we know is invented by Julius Salman in 1969, and it turns out that none of that stuff is actually true. We do know what's in silly string and Julia Simone did not invent it. No, and I think here about a minute and a half into the podcast, we should probably tell everybody what silly string is in case they have been in case they haven't heard. Living where? Living outside of a silly string laden country. That's right. Silly string comes in an aerosol can. So if you look at it, it might look like easy cheese or it's about a small can of aqua net. First spray paint. Now we're spray paint and I was trying to think of like antiquated things, but sure. It's works as well. Okay. And you press the nozzle and out come shooting a pressurized stream of this foamy string. And you can, it depends on how hard you shake it and your angle of incidence, I guess, or is that right? I'm probably got that wrong. The angle in which you shoot it. Sure. Angle of attack. Angle of attack. But it can travel 5, 6, 7, up to ten, 12 feet. Yeah. And it's like kind of wet and cold, cool feeling when it comes out. It comes out very fast, and then very quickly, it doesn't completely dry. It still has sort of that tacky feeling because it will stick to things, but the idea is that it stays in a string form. Unless you kind of pull it apart. That's what makes silly string fun and great. Yeah, it's not like your grandfather's shaving cream. That was just foams up and into this pile, this bubble that kind of grows. It holds its shape. And that's a really important part of it because it wouldn't be a toy if it just came out like shaving cream. No one would want to play with it. It certainly would have not had a very famous part of the movie, the great Tom Hanks movie big. No. So you've ever seen big, that's silly string in the scene where he and Billy, I guess, are playing around all of a sudden they have all this money and they buy all this garbage candy and stuff. Oh yeah, yeah. And they buy silly string and Tom Hanks acts like he's squirting it like snot out of his nose and they spray silly string and that's the idea is that kids have a good time with it and parents hate it. Yeah, parents and city council people as we'll see. Exactly. And you said another part of it too is not only just its shape, but the fact that it can really travel. You said it can travel up to ten to 12 feet. Which for our friends in non imperial countries is a handful of meters. And that's a lot. You know, like you can be standing pretty far away from somebody, spray them, drop the can and turn and run, and you still have a pretty good head start on them chasing you. That's right. So the story of silly string chuck is actually pretty interesting one. I love ones that like toys that started out as something else, which seems like every toy we've ever talked about. It started, it started life as a different thing. And then somebody was like, actually, this is a pretty good toy. And everyone said, agreed, and it became a classic toy, and then we podcasted on it 60 years later. That's right. Not quite 60, but in this case, it was if you look at the actual patent from 1972 for foam able resonance for a foam able resinous composition. You will find Robert peacock's and Leonard a fish, fish was an inventor. Cox was a chemist. And what they were trying to originally invent was a medical device, kind of an emergency largely battlefield, but an emergency cast that you could spray on like a spray on cast if you break a bone that would sort of and if you think about silly string in a different application and if you think about it, what if it instead came out and coded your arm and solidified, that's the idea. And from what I could tell, they were successful in that. But part of what they were trying to do was find the right nozzle. Apparently tested like 500 nozzles. And one of those nozzles shot this stuff out, this concoction that they came up with in a string really far and that string held its shape. So they were like, let's put a button on this particular nozzle. I'm sure Leonard a fish walked around with it, and his little change pocket of his Levi's for many years. And then when the time was right, they said, we should get back to that because we've got the we've got the spray on cast down pat. I think that other thing would make a really good toy and Robert peacock said agreed Leonard fish and Leonard fish knotted silently. That's right. As the legend goes, they did not know anything about toy marketing, obviously. So they made an appointment with who at the time was probably the biggest name in toys in the early 70s, Wham-O. Still a big name in toys. Sure. And we covered frisbees in yo yos. This has made an appearance in a lot of these episodes. Yo yos was one of our better episodes if I remember correctly. Yeah, it was a good one. So they went to Wham-O as legend has it. They sprayed the stuff all over the office. And the person they were meeting with as well. And they said, get out of here. This stuff is like how dare you kind of reaction. And the next day, though, apparently fish got a telegram saying from Wham-O saying we need 24 cans of this stuff as a marketing test. Stop. Just stop right there. And the idea in this sounds very much like a legend, but who knows it may be true. The idea is that the next day they cleaned it up, but there was one hanging string on the lamp, that one of the owners of Wham-O saw and picked up and said, what is this stuff? It's fantastic. It's like Paul Newman from hudsucker proxy. Okay. I haven't seen that one, I guess. I don't know. I

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"silly" Discussed on Future Tense

Future Tense

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"silly" Discussed on Future Tense

"Definitely exists. The other risks out salvador is one hits the headlines almost every week but first bitcoin. It's processed up twenty percents to a new record. It crime plunged by one third overnight. The volatilities insane. Yeah you'll on the money that volatility pickles prices a huge problem make his member starter. Said that the thing about donna. Rice economy is that all your debts are in dollars. And you don't print dollars. You have to service those debts in donna's and so if some if a lot of your income is in bitcoin and bitcoin. Has this really wanna talk price against the dollar. Though when it comes to paying your dad's if bitcoin prices crashed then you've actually got much less money. Look much less ability to obtain the dollars. You need to service those debts. And so now i mean bitcoin in two thousand eighteen eighty percent of its value. If that happened now then the bitcoin that the government was holding or the businesses were holding. People were holding in el salvador with crash by eighty percent and if those people businesses or the government needed to obtain the dollars to services. That's to repay them because they do for do then they sent me may not be able to obtain honest. Pay them and that's a huge huge risk say. Why is the price of bitcoin. So volatile nick carter again bitcoin. Is this pretty novel thing. In that the supply is totally fixed and predetermined and so the supply can never change in reaction to demand changes but changes of demand occur all the time because the world is constantly trying to evaluate this asset. And we don't really have good models through which to value it. Nobody has ever published a model which definitively says they coin is worth x. Maybe if someone did it would cease to be volatile. But we're still in the discovery phase. I mean we don't know if nation states are gonna adopt it. We don't know how many individuals worldwide are gonna to adopt it and we don't know how many corporations are going to hold on on their balance sheet so because there's so much uncertainty swirling around the asset and it's bathed in this sort of macroeconomic context. It's changing and governments. Keep changing their minds on bitcoin. These are shocks the sun the price teetering you know up and down and say we seem politicians from malaysia south and central america africa and some pacific islands. Come out and support to bitcoin. Do you think this is the start of a domino effect. I think the salvadoran situation is actually quite unique. Frankly because first of all to dollarized country of which there relatively few so already doesn't have monitor discretion so because that was not present already. There's not as much of a cost to adopting a bitcoin standard. Bitcoin is of course non-discretionary. No country can control the supply characteristics and then additionally president. Bu kelly is overwhelmingly popular. He enjoys something like ninety five percent approval rate and totally controls who's local congress and so he was able to push through any legislation that he wanted and so as the sort of overwhelmingly popular millennial he's thirty nine. Kind of super tech savvy president in a nation already without monitor discretion. It wasn't really that difficult for him to push through the one legal tender long. But that's totally not the case in other countries i mean it's pretty unique circumstance so i don't expect a wave of countries. Bitcoin izing.

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"silly" Discussed on Future Tense

Future Tense

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"silly" Discussed on Future Tense

"This is an abc podcast. Bitcoin i just seems like a scam. Estimated between has a carbon footprint comparible to that zealand. Now ransom payments being honest and make su- we to scam. Ac boiling nations and killing the poll of as the payment of choice for international criminals. Or is it a genius financial revolution democratizing money and enabling financial sovereignty. Future i'm ed. We'd dot and today on future tense. We're going to pick some of the biggest headlines in bitcoin to get to the bottom of what's really going on and what it means rough future. Bitcoin makes the news most days in some form or another but the most surprising story recently. That is why next week. I will send to congress bill that will make bitcoin illegal tender from september seventh. Bitcoin will be legal tender in el salvador. Then the first country in the world to do this are now. This was kind of out of the blue. We didn't expect it to happen. El salvador isn't particularly known for being a particularly. Bitcoin is nation or anything like that. Nick carter is a general partner. At castle island ventures would use a blockchain focus venture fund in the us. He's a big bitcoin. Yes i'm very much pro bay coin. You know there's no question about that. But even he was caught off guard by el salvador's decision. There has been this pilot. Experiment in a town called l. zonta on the coast of all salvador. Which is this kind of. Touristy surf town where through grants and some activism. Much of the town had been converted to transacting on bitcoin. So it's sort of local. Bitcoin standard had emerged in this town. But this wasn't like a widespread thing in the country of el salvador by any means it was kind of a surprise to us all when the president announced who's going to pass a bill in parliament making bitcoin legal tender to understand why president bouquet decided to open the economy up to bitcoin. We need to understand a more bounded. Francis coppola is a financial writer people community this notorious no corner who hates bitcoin. It's actually not true. And i surprised quite by writing a piece can which i gave a cautious. Welcome to what was going on in el salvador. Say el salvador has what's called a dollarized economy now what that means what. A dollarized economies is one which uses the us donner as its own currency. But it's not part of the united states or one of its territories so although it uses humor stoller it doesn't come under. Us tax policy. It doesn't condie under. Us munshi policy. The fed has no responsibility for making sure that it has enough donors so it has to earn or buy or borough the donors that uses domestically has to obtain them from outside the us. And that means that really. It needs to export more than it imports. All if it doesn't then that difference has to be made up in some other way no salvador case. It's made up with remittances from from people working overseas now. The problem with all of this is that when you're borrowing somebody else's money you have to service it in currency and that kinda means you have to keep boring or you have to earn it. You can't create it in the way that modern economies do when they issued their own currencies. And that's a real could straight for el salvador. So where does bitcoin combing tool of this. Well they seem to be doing is launching bitcoin as a parallel currency to us dollar then not at the moment proposing to replace the us dollar with bitcoin. So really it's a way increasing people's options for what currency they use and to the extent they were to attract bitcoin into the country as well as always if it is an addition two dollars rather than replacing it it could actually increase liquidity in the economy of bid. Give people a bit more spending and opening up to this. New currency could also open the country up to new business eliminating taxes on bitcoin. Capital gains would be one way to attract bitcoin entrepreneurs to the country and attract capital investment to the country and then lastly. The usa actually threatened all salvador with sanctions. Not too long ago after. Kelly fired some members of the judiciary and so this is one less discussed potential upside which would be diversifying el salvador away from just their dependence on the dollar becoming less of a vassal state and becoming more independence potentially de-dollarize ing but if that is part of the justification we certainly haven't heard it in now. Salvador around seventy percent of the population have no access to banking but bitcoin could offer salvadorans a new way of saving and sending money in the future. Vj boy party is the author of the bush case for bitcoin. They can now save in something. They can't be debased. So fear currencies like the australian dollar in the us dollar get inflated to governments in slate these currencies inside of purchasing power decreases over time whereas bitcoin provides away people. Keep some of their savings in something. That doesn't account get debase by design. And so i think. The people of el salvador to begin saving in bitcoin will see their purchasing power increase over time and another huge benefit is a lot of the capital in florida. El salvador comes from remittances and they're using services like western union which take a huge fee huge cut of the the amount of money to get sent back to families. Thirty to fifty percent of that money is taken away in fees whereas now people have the ability to send that money back in essentially zero theme outta to their family and keep most of the savings of the woods on for the united states recalls. These wolves come with risks. Most people worldwide have never made a bitcoin transaction. So this system will require a huge amount of education to actually gain a foothold. Additionally bitcoin itself is a digital bearer asset which means that if you are the holder of the asset if you have knowledge of the private keys effectively the password to the bitcoin and you lose those private keys. It's gone someone you know is able to steal that information from you. Hack your wallet or you know with the phishing scheme or something like that. They can commandeer your bitcoin right. That's kind of what you sign up for. You get the nice benefits of bitcoin through that sort of cryptographic ownership principle. But there's also drawbacks that come with that and so if you know many salvadorians star using bitcoin. They're going to be exposed to this risk of.

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"silly" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"silly" Discussed on The Young Turks

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"silly" Discussed on Nopeville

Nopeville

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"silly" Discussed on Nopeville

"In addition to killing barbara. Simon's and attacking denise williams. He even admitted to a third murder. That was never reported and cause of death undetermined. This victim was thirty three year old. Schoolteacher kathleen greening. She was found dead in her tub in july of nineteen eighty. Two in stephanie. Said he had drowned. Her at the time husband was the prime suspect although no one was ever charged with her murder. Stephanie had details that only the killer would know such as allowed for apartment in that. He had put her person the mailbox sylmar to what he had done. Barbara simon's bursts. would baffled. Police about this murder was that he never calls it in as the voice killer When investigators went through kathleen greetings address book. They found a paul s along with his phone number. Finding the link between her and stephanie. Yeah so he's like well connected to this one better not call. That's probably what happened because this happened in nineteen eighty two and he did the first murder in nineteen eighty one. So it's not like he didn't already have an emo with that right yeah. So here's just like ship can link made this one gonna tell them during the interview where he told all in nineteen ninety-seven seven. The reporter asked him why he did what he did. And he said he didn't know why in that he heard voices all the time telling him paul. It's time to kill what he said. It's not like he believed he didn't deserve to go to hell. And then if someone killed sister he'd say that person deserve to go to hell but he said ultimately up to god to decide bringing to his catholic upbringing. He said his mother always hold him quote. If something hurts you go to god and quote a year after this tell all on june twelve thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Paul michael stephanie. The weepy voice killer died from cancer inside the oak park heights. Maximum security prison infirmary good. That is the weepy voiced killer and all of his victims got justice because he confessed to it as probably some sort of reprieve in. Hopefully he can get into heaven by confessing his sins. Oh yep it's one hundred percent what it was but murder is a mortal sin and if you commit immortal than you don't get into heaven it you don't get just confess over like it's gone. That's wiped slate clean. I'm remorseful let me into heaven. No thou shalt not kill literally in the ten commandments yet. it's it's across all versions of religion. As far as i'm aware that she's not kill. But speaking of motives they speculate that the doodles motive is that he has issues with sex unsurprisingly but also that he may very well be heterosexual and just like hate crimes against right he you against people yak has. I guess are gay men rather 'cause obviously he wasn't murdering lesbians. Yeah but i think in one interview someone had said that a person they think might have been the doodle or said something about you guys are all the same but i i don't know how concrete that can possibly be. If they don't know who the doodles. I feel like a long live the serial killers. The had homophobic tendencies are also gay themselves. Right like jeffrey dahmer. Yeah and they are shamed event. John wayne casey. Yeah so they take out their shame and aggression on other people who are probably like confident in who they are like how you just flaunt it. Exactly you're especially somebody like jay stevens. Yeah someone like jay stevens who was you. Know very openly dressing in drag whether or not. He was trans..

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"silly" Discussed on Adventures with Grammy

Adventures with Grammy

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"silly" Discussed on Adventures with Grammy

"Today's guest is violet. Fabricio also known as silly yahya prior to beginning her career. As a children's picture book author illustrator violet worked as a medical administrator. She is the of nine granddaughters and his well known for her sunday. Dinners and lavish holiday gatherings. She is ready to thousands of students in schools and libraries across the country. Her goal is to inspire kids to learn to love to read by raising readers. One book at a time a start by.

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