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New York PD Officer Suspended Without Pay After Being Caught On Video Saying ‘Trump 2020’ Over Patrol Car’s Loudspeaker
"Sonic NYPD officer has been suspended without pay after video surfaced showing Trump 2020 being blared from the loudspeaker of a patrol car in Brooklyn. The Daily News says The video was recorded Saturday night on ST Paul Place in Flatbush. The officer was reportedly responding to a pedestrian who had flipped. The cop is middle finger because his vehicle was in a crosswalk. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted that the unidentified officer's actions were quote 100% unacceptable period
A$AP Ferg Interview
"Plain Jane. Is a monster song. Thank you and I wanna hear about writing it making it is multiple take. So you punching in You know and it's an interesting vibe to it because you talk about family talk about pain and trauma but you also talk about hanging out having fun a lot of in the choruses. Crazy. Thank you. I love the fact that you broke down everything I talked about because I feel like playing Jane. People love it. I don't know if everybody knows why they love it all like if they can pull out those parts, the trauma, the the cookouts that you that we used to have to dodge gunshots and You. Know me going allow barrier for the first time and come back and feeling like I had to do more from our community Irma's link official village in our Beria that came from me spend like one hundred thousand dollars on a chain with Ben Abimbola and then going to. Liberia Sei starving kids is out there announced I came back. I wanted to give all my jury away and I was like man like a link can literally feed village area and I'll give some money to them. I was gone out there to put uniforms on kids 'cause out there like they can't. Go to school without uniforms. So going out there and put uniforms on the kids. was with. This. Brand, called uniform okay. Chit Liberty. Is My partner's name that he started his brand because when the Ebola outbreak happened out there in Liberia a lot of people were scared the by product out there. So he had a lot of materials and things like that. So he brought a factory a All of these women that an average jobs and things like that. To make uniforms out of these materials and he will use autism has influences and and just influence period to collaborate with to sell clothing. And partner. Rela. Bloomingdale's so that's what. I did I basically partnered up with him and Bloomingdales to make a line with some material. I designed a line with trap Lord and uniform. We sold it. The money went towards putting some of the money went towards putting the uniform on kids. Wow. Yeah. I WANNA talk about design because I know you're into that to like. Talk about making this record. So Plain Jane did was the beat I wrote in the studio or so I'll listen to juicy j slob on my knob like on on a cop I was in La and me and my uncle was just listening to the radio and it just came on and I'm like Yo this song is amazing like it hit me is like I had a perfectly like. Nobody did this song over? And I'm like, why doesn't this happen in the song? Check me and everybody screams I mean the whole song is like a hook. Really off bridge is sold sticky is to start with the hook instead of a lot of people start with verse and into it. But when you start with it, that's the beyonce's loves to do that right but the song don't even have a hook. It just really does suck a NIGGA. dickerson. So that comes one time and then it's like back into the verse but I don't have enough. That's really a hook and juicy J. that's his first song. That, he put out a rope. Like, which is intriguing to me because that's a huge song. So Our Rights at a soon as I got to the hotel stuck in traffic. I. Had this idea GIS Brewing, in my head. To write to the Slough Manabi. And then I was like man I gotTa, make this shit new I gotta make it feel like young the young people got to own it. They gotta be anthem for the young people and I gotta say something I had so much to say on his record because I just came back from Africa I've been traveling the world and. I'm always got the New York state of mind but I'm like everywhere. I was like Yo and I wanted to get an underdog to going to be Saga Kirk night. Okay. Yeah. To Do to be over like elbow, I got a Bangor for us to do kirk is like. He's amazing like he's amazing I I can't think of anything else like genius. And I, feel like he doesn't get enough credit on people don't even know taking can goal with his music as musicality. So when I approached him I knew he will bring me different sonics in different sounds but also understanding bpm how important Edelweiss Susannah trump's and everything like that. And I the verge down and. I recorded the whole thing I didn't even put that for the. Recorded the whole thing on my apple on my computer. My laptop in a hotel. No the. Studio. Okay. The whole process of Mea Kirk working on it
Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency
"First day for agency very busy for the Washington Capitals. First, the player that is leaving Braid and hope. He left a big mark on the capital's with his play between the pipes and also with his community work, breaking, hoping after 10 years of the capital's signing a two year free agent deal with the Vancouver Canucks with hold me leaving The capital's signing future. Hall of Famer goalie Henrik Lundquist played many years, obviously for the Rangers. He's pushing 40. But the caps feel like he's got another good year in him, so they get a one year contract with Henrik Lundquist also Sonic Justin Schultz or the capital's two year deal with a former Pittsburgh Penguins.
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with Achilles injury
"I think this was the best day at the French Open so far and the one where I thought about the witness the least. There was a good combination of really excellent matches and drama, and also an an unfortunate story of a big story line which was Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament which happened moments after the sonic boom. Eerie how how close those two massive events were to each other and it was very hectic hectic time I. Think Actually Serena Williams's withdrawal was announced while we didn't know what the sonic boom walls. So it was it it was very unsettling period of the day that was probably the weirdest period of the day. But after that I would say it was a it was a fairly normal and eventful an interesting day of Grand Slam tennis. Rumors started to circulate pretty pretty much as soon as play had started about Serena Williams Joel and I'm sure would have been. One of these things have been more people and journalists. Onsite M Maybe proper word would have got out early than than it did was the. Circulating and actually pretty soon after that Serena Williams came to press. And told everybody Yep I am I. Am we from the much due to the Achilles injury that she hits kind of played down after her after I much against Christiaan It was obviously the injury she sustained in the US Open semifinal against Victoria as rancor, and again after that defeat, in New York, she had really played it down and said that wasn't why wasn't why I lost today,
Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane
"We probably don't have a lot of people listening in Paris, but regardless This is fascinating. So there was just a huge, booming sound, a mysterious boom that came seemingly out of nowhere. Everyone was walking around just being in Paris and then stopped in their tracks. Thought there was some kind of a huge explosion, and now the police have identified it. They confirmed that it was a sonic boom like street fighter style. A fighter jet broke the sound barrier, and that is what caused the huge noise. This is what it sounded like it the French Open. So it sounded like someone like Serena Williams just can't get a job where I was like that's not as impressive as I would have thought A sound a sonic boom would have sounded a little disappointed. Yeah, but I mean, they were probably relief. They were probably miles away from the actual fighter jet, and it still sounded that loud. Can the pilots here? It As well, then that's a great mating, the sonic boom and those sound ways. I would imagine if you did hear that. That would blow out your ear drums anyway.
Large Boom Rattles an Already Anxious Paris
"Updates from France this morning, Better coincidental. Serena Williams is possible in the French Open, and she withdrew because of an Achilles injury 30 minutes ago. Police in Paris confirmed there was a sonic boom over the city of Paris. Other pissed Yeah, I think ST Peter had money on there, really? In the French Overwatch dry. It was a fighter jets at the finals, and they announce ailerons not gonna play anymore.
Sonic Territories Explored With Sixieme Son
"Are people taking a chance on this thing that they've been hearing about sound and the importance of sound. During all of this total changing of our lives. Obviously led the branding. Sector to could blow. Some project postponed a we had great project with the Olympics got postponed in will only start picking up in in twenty twenty, one but Yeah. To said that once he would notice suspended so. I feel like people don't relate in the same which brands I think started. You know it's something that was already happening before the Bendon you mentioned it but you know all this brands are thinking way more about devil quote entity way more. I think. They. WanNa. Audiences in a more. Conversational way now on a more conversational level and also create this in Tennessee, I feel like you know like people are looking for transparency on. People tend to not believe advertising in those in those particular moment, they want that truth Ray. So. In our industry tendency that music conveys meaning will complete. DNA. and. But when we work on collide entity, even though it's still influence from our understanding of the brand. We tend to say that the voices mostly the. The personally fixation of the soul of the brain, which is a total different thing I mean. It's there's a lot to hear behind the voice like a obviously a gender tone. Accent. It's we work for different brands through the pandemic any and we told them like diversity is important. It's important that we know. That where you located. We devoted for your people. You know you value your roots and your origins, and that's that's crucial. That's that's important. Because you want people to engage with your brands through voice and if they don't know it, it's robotic. If it's international and that's so generic dated. So neutral, then they won't commit to your. This led to Tony Gender a timbers well, accent. Branding is obviously a language that is universally understood. In this language to make sure that it's pronounced. By the proper person and this person has to belong to the family of the prime. So these were project we worked on the law during the pandemic. And we wrapped up a couple projects as well like in terms of creating different territories. So it's just like things are economies is a Spiga but very, very slowly. So This. Has We. The needs and expectations from the consumers and brands they have to. Find this appropriate in in responsible answer to that. People are looking for more honesty transparency clarity as well. Sonic identity sonic environment that can help you create that engagement on a more emotional level. Of Physical Experience through retail or human interactions. Than need to find this This proper expression, his proper musicality, not only the proper tone of voice. I don't notice that a lot of brand changed the way they were talking about themselves in the rest years I think starbucks did a great job as well doing that. To reconsider your expression. To be once again, unifying, the thing boys could help you do that basically. Through the pandemic, we have to bank finding a new role model. Now, this new vocal figure. We help to Elan company working on stunning territory and creating this soothing reassuring environment. Vulnerable territory it also comes with finding the right voice with proper accents. And we worked on skills as well. Once again, had you created this conversational relationship was was devices. So we are developing more. Skillful vocal assistance. What industries would you say in particular are most interested in sonic branding in twenty twenty and post pandemic and beyond I wouldn't say like any industry has been more interested in sunning branding. Just think that they consider different things way more I think local it's going to be crucial especially because. Eagle nuts as inclined as touching devices. So how can I help you? But you stay away from you you know what I'm saying. So how can you commend? How can you pay? I, can you make interaction transaction in a more? A vocal way. But also in a safeway safe zone. Where we're heading into a touch less. I don't WanNa say touch less, but touch less community and culture through this. Sure. We're going to be much more weary of what we do and what we touch and what we say where we go everything's going to be different and. I feel like southbound and. Experiences is something that the consumer has wanted a better experience up until this point, but marketing and advertising has had their failsafes and people accept what they've done so far. So they haven't really pushed. But now with you know everybody wants an emotional connection, they want people to understand they want brands to you know. I feel like kind of sit with them out like they don't want to sell. They just want people to connect with, and this is the time when they're going to. They're going to start demanding and they kind of already are to get emotional experience and you get that through sound and through audio. So I in my opinion I think that the pandemic is just going to spur forward the voice industry as
Ice (MM # 3468)
"The Maisonette with Kevin Nation. There are some people who are connoisseurs of ice. I'm not talking the immigration service. I'm literally talking about wage the ice you get in a cup when you go to a fast food place. When you go to a convenience store, there are some people who will debate and discuss ice four hours some of the best ice in the world supposedly goes to the fast food joint Sonic. In fact this song Sonic put up for auction to benefit one of their Charities a cup of their ice, which is the little pellet type I switch melt slowly and supposed to be real good as of yesterday or day before I don't know what it was the bid for a cup of ice forty four ounce cup of ice was $335. Now I have Sonic just down the road from me so I can get one for probably what 89 cents a dollar two bucks. I don't know what the cost is and if I go during happy hour it's even cheaper, but funny how things just like ice cubes can become a topic of discussion. There are people literally on the internet talking about ice right now. Go ahead type discussions about ice and if you're looking for immigration, I'm sorry that will come up to and your internet search.
New Chinese Space Plane Landed At Mysterious Air Base, Evidence Suggests
"Appears to have successfully tested a new spacecraft. Last week's mission was shrouded in secrecy. But as NPR's Jeff from field reports, there are some clues about what China sent into space and why. Last Friday, a Chinese rocket took off carrying a mysterious payload. A terse statement on state media said it was quote A reusable experimental spacecraft, but they didn't give a launch time. They don't have any more details. No riel official footage of the Lord's Jonathan Mcd, Alison astronomer, Earthy Center for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian who specializes in tracking satellites and spacecraft orbiting the Earth. When he plotted the course of China's new craft, he found that it passed over a secretive military facility. An area called Loop Nure, where China once tested its nuclear weapons. There's an air base there, which has AH big runway that's aligned exactly in the direction ofthe the orbit of the space craft. On Sunday, China announced its new spacecraft heads landed. Sure enough fuzzy satellite images napped by a commercial company called Planet. Seemed to show activity on the giant runway right at the moment, the landing would have occurred. McDowell says that the evidence is circumstantial, but he believes China has just tested a space plane. Think of it. It's a little space shuttle a craft with wings probably too small to carry people that took off on a rocket and coasted back to Earth. The information of all hands together now that this wass A test of something probably a space plane that made a winged reentry on landed on the runway at Lop nor the US Air Force has a similar spacecraft called the X 37 B. It's been launched in since 2010. So if that's what China tested, why now it's a great question. We're not even really sure why the United States military is pursuing a space plane like it's been doing for the last Decade or so. Brian Weeden Studies face security issues with the Secure World Foundation. The U. S X 37 B program remains highly classified. Weeden says he believes it's being used to test new sensors and systems for the military. Think about if you're building a brand new satellite, and you've got a lot of fancy new technology that's never been in space before. That's potentially risky. But if you can apply some of that technology in space, let's say in the payload bay of a reusable space plane that could allow you to get a better feel for how about react. McDowell says that space planes which travel many times, the speed of sound, could also potentially helped with the development of so called hyper sonic weapons. Uh, honestly, he thinks China could just be copying the US if the Americans have one of those. That must be a good reason for it. So we better get one, too. The landing of the space plane or whatever it was, is just the latest success for China. McDowell says that recently completed its own satellite navigation system, it has a robotic missions going to Mars and several probes on the moon. China's firing on all thrusters in space on just really increasing its level of involvement on capabilities, and I think that this is just one more reflection of that Jeff from feel. NPR NEWS Washington
New Chinese Space Plane Landed At Mysterious Air Base, Evidence Suggests
"Appears to have successfully tested a new spacecraft. Last week's mission was shrouded in secrecy. But as NPR's Jeff from field reports, there are some clues about what China sent into space and why. Last Friday, a Chinese rocket took off carrying a mysterious payload. A terse statement on state media said it was quote A reusable experimental spacecraft, but they didn't give a launch time. They don't have any more details. No riel official footage of the Lord's Jonathan Mcd, Alison astronomer, Earthy Center for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian who specializes in tracking satellites and spacecraft orbiting the Earth. When he plotted the course of China's new craft, he found that it passed over a secretive military facility. An area called Loop Nure, where China once tested its nuclear weapons. There's an air base there, which has AH big runway that's aligned exactly in the direction ofthe the orbit of the space craft. On Sunday, China announced its new spacecraft head landed sure enough fuzzy satellite images snapped by a commercial company called Planet. Seemed to show activity on the giant runway right at the moment, the landing would have occurred. McDowell says that the evidence is circumstantial, but he believes China has just tested a space plane. Think of it. It's a little space shuttle a craft with wings probably too small to carry people that took off on a rocket and coasted back to Earth. The information of all hands together now that this wass A test of something probably a space plane that made a winged reentry on landed on the runway at Lop nor the US Air Force has a similar spacecraft called the X 37 B. It's been launched in since 2010. So if that's what China tested, why now it's a great question. We're not even really sure why the United States military is pursuing a space plane like it's been doing for the last Decade or so. Brian Weeden Studies face security issues with the Secure World Foundation. The U. S X 37 B program remains highly classified. Weeden says he believes it's being used to test new sensors and systems for the military. Think about if you're building a brand new satellite, and you've got a lot of fancy new technology that's never been in space before. That's potentially risky. But if you can apply some of that technology in space, let's say in the payload bay of a reusable space plane that could allow you to get a better feel for how about react. McDowell says that space planes which travel many times, the speed of sound, could also potentially helped with the development of so called hyper sonic weapons. Uh, honestly, he thinks China could just be copying the US if the Americans have one of those. That must be a good reason for it. So we better get one, too. The landing of the space plane or whatever it was, is just the latest success for China. McDowell says that recently completed its own satellite navigation system, it has a robotic missions going to Mars and several probes on the moon. China's firing on all thrusters in space on just really increasing its level of involvement on capabilities, and I think that this is just one more reflection of that Jeff from feel. NPR NEWS Washington
"sonic" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Let's talk a little bit about some of the strength feats of signing because as I said a little bit before, but he's been able to punch walls and have them blow up. He's been able to destroy these gigantic egg goal homes and you think of essentially a giant Stone Golem and he's been able to just one or two shot them over and over and over again. He also has something his quills allow him a special thing that's like a spider sense. So not only is extremely fast and can think extremely fast. He has an imminent sense of danger that comes from his quills, picking up cues in the world around him. So it's not Mario's even going to be able to get the drop on sonic at any point here Let's talk a little bit about the durability as well because I think this is an important thing. You talked about some of the durability feats with Mario and I have no doubt in my mind he can take some shots I. Also, no doubt in my mind if he falls down a hole, it's over. So some of the things also done he has explosions he's headed. Tons of explosions exposure to the face bid on things that have exploded and he's been fine. He's walked away from him. He's tanked black holes before. Okay. Black Holes are kind of a big deal and he's been able to take the tablets from them and get out with his extreme speed. One time he fell from space to hit the earth. We talked about this. At a previous episode with Master Chief Sonic has also done that feet and been completely fine. He's just that type of durability and not just that if we're going to start bringing out or things you talked in your first point about some of the fire things in costumes we condemn guess assume that rings are GonNa be found around us. Correct. There's to be rings in. Sonic has just one ring collected. He cannot be killed and if he gets a hundred rings, he gets a one up..
Coronavirus: California unemployment claims jump, now top 8 million during shutdowns
"Economy layoffs Picking up speed here in California is the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy. Jobless claims spiked by about 40,000 last week for California, D D director Michael Sonic tails can exit the state is going against the national trend. Our new unemployment claims are far far higher than other states are pandemic unemployment insurance claims he's of the claims by independent contractors or way way above those of other states. So the gap between US and other states in terms of joblessness in terms of new jobless unemployment claims continues to get larger. Again. Nationally, the numbers were better than expected this morning. But he says California accounted for 28% of the national claims with one of the main factors behind the layoffs being astringent lockdowns total of more than eight million Californians have been thrown out of work since March. Frank keeping an eye on all these developments this morning with your money, and he's going to have more coming up at 8 50 so well, things look pretty rancor in California today, There's a report from Beacon economics that looks for things to get better. While this has been the deepest recession, it's also been the shortest, according to Esther for Thornburg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, the economic peak. That is to say the month before the recession began with February. The economic trough that is the lowest point of economic activity. Occured in April away from April to July. We've seen an enormous Cumbrian economic activity. Still, he acknowledges the financial pain caused by the pandemic for those who are falling behind the primary thing, If you really are worried about folks, we're falling behind. The best thing we could do for those folks right now. Washer and where he says, get the virus under control and the economy will come back fast. He also says This is not the same kind of situation as the great recession where a large part of the economy was over inflated and then the financial bubble collapsed. Margaret Carrero KO Next 10 70
A Look at Directional Sound with Holosonics
"Sonics now the world leader in providing highly directional sound products with thousands of installations worldwide. Joining back in on Joe and is conversation he starts in with a great story about minority report. As a funny story about that the minority report seen was actually. Partially written by the Technical Consultants of that movie named John Under koffler. Classmate of mine at the Media Lab and he knew all about the audience spotlight. You know he was a good buddy and pretty sure that was written in specifically about the spotlight as they're going through the mall and then yeah the different parts are saying Mr. so and so you know you could use some new glasses of clothes or what have you I think that was directly inspired by the audience spa technology those kinds of things we are already doing Now certainly, we don't want to make a creepy for people We don't want surprise them too much, but I think appropriately used. I think it can be very effective in the billboards in the whispering in the minority port stuff is fun and it's interesting. It's unusual but the day to day applications I think are way more effective and have a lot bigger impact like the allgood manichean pain that Ogilvie. Did with the audio spotlight speakers they put speakers over banana display and supermarkets, and they add a little place where if you stood in the right place, you heard messaging about where the bananas came from how they were sourced from fair producers and You know done ethically and the rest, and you only hear it if you're standing in front. Of that banner display because the whole store doesn't need to hear about neo all the people who are engaging with a product ear and they started sales those bananas one, hundred, forty percent over the campaign, which was great. It was a big success for that We've also done bookstores where the author would be reading from their book and Fun of their book display. So if you stand up and walk up to the place where the display of their books, all of a sudden here that the author doing a reading we did that seven eleven used our systems oliver off south southern part of the US for. Providing a news and advertising from their digital signs displays to the people buying coffee. What happened originally, you know as they had these digital science displays and they wanted to sell advertising on them. You can't sell advertising quite as negatively if it doesn't have sound. So they added sound and they used regular speakers from the TV's that were in the store, but it just bothered everybody everybody hated listening to it because the stuff would loop constantly and they would you know they would hear the same things again and again, especially, the clerks who had to work there and one of the people who had been in this business for awhile arranging this, they told me that when you put speakers in a store and they're playing repetitive information, the clerks will do three things. The first thing they'll do is the figure out how to turn it down. And they'll turn the volume down if they can't figure out how to turn the volume down, they'll figure out how to turn it off. and. If they can't figure out how to turn it off though break it. said. This was just rampant in the industry. So we came along with the audio spotlight speakers and replaced the regular speakers in the TV. So the only person who would hear the digital sign content was the one standing right in front of it and engaging usually it's the person buying coffee and they're mixing up coffee and they're putting the cream and things like that. So they're there for a little while and they can hear it and they're not bothered at all by it now, the advertisers. Are Not irradiating their customers they're just advertising and it's a pleasurable experience. You get some news, you get a couple of ads and you get your coffee, and then you go off and you don't have to hear it anymore. So that made the adoption much much wider and a worked well. So that was a that was a good type of application. So the general idea being able to use sound in a public place without bothering people nearby is really a good niche for the. Technology because speakers are so usually turned down people don't sound because they're afraid of the noise both the audio spotlight. They can deliver the sound of the people who need it or want it without bothering everybody
Intellectual-Property Assets Are Getting More Valuable
"As a foreign intelligence agency were responsible for understanding a broad range of threats. Presented by governments to the United States, one of those threats include our cyber threats how nations may be using cyber to achieve their national objectives that might be intellectual property theft for example, to counter department offensively valid by accelerating foreign governments ability to actually productized particular RDA for weapon that may be targetting critical infrastructure of a country. As part of threatening that country or as part of putting pressure on a given country. How are we doing against the cyber threats are we? Barely keeping up, are we catching up? Are we getting ahead of the game or? Is it always going to be hard for the defender. Overall technology is getting more secure. Technologies Belt more securely today. So. The fundamental resilience is is improving known. You have open source products. We have lots of is looking at a given technology and helping find vulnerabilities and address them. That being said for an ever-more connected economy in ever more connected society, and as we build more connections, sometimes systems that were not necessarily built for those kinds of connections we bring and introduce new risks on the third poll the positive side there's far more awareness about those risks and how to approach addressing them identifying what are the most important assets to protect. Seems to be an effort on the part of NSA to kind of open up a blackbox and Kinda shut the reputation no such agency we want to be trusted to achieve or we believe we can uniquely contribute to team USA on either the first step. Is conveying who we are conveying the culture. That's here the commitment to American values. Certainly. When a part of our mission is an intelligence mission in a democracy, you have an obligation to ensure that the Americans. We serve feel they understand the values by which we live. And neuberger is the current director of the national security. Agency's Cybersecurity Directorate. She has held a variety of jobs in both the public and private sectors. We just sat down with an to talk about her career, her and her director. It's multiple responsibilities and how she sees a cyber threats facing our country. I'm Michael Morale and this is intelligence matters. So an welcomed to intelligence matters, it is great to have you on the show. It's great to be here. So I think the place to start and is with your career before you joined the national security. Agency. You had a career in the private sector. Can you tell us about that and tell us what you did in the private sector and then what drew you into government, service. Sure. So I was in running technology at a at a financial services company during that time period when financial services companies really moved off mainframe environments to the Web. Decline server technology. So that piece of both taking an operations and emission and its associated technology and people and culture really Shaked shaped the way I approach a lot of those problems today. And I was raised in in a family where my dad came as a refugee all my grandparents came as refugees to the US and they just. Constantly instilled in US how grateful we should be for the opportunity to be born in America and raised in America, with its freedoms with its ability to pursue one's dreams and and that we owed it for that and. I was driving home from from work in. In two, thousand six, we just done a large acquisition of. Companies of banks, custodian operations. And on the radio, they were talking about the bombing of mosque. Samara Moscow in smaller rock and just the. Soldiers dying civilians dying and the troubles there and I I still don't know why but I thought of my dad and. That's myself. Perhaps now's the time to repay a little bit of of that in some way and. I've been a graduate student at Columbia had a I had a professor tell me about the White House fellows program and encouraged me to apply and I kind of I have to admit was a bit of the New Yorker Countless New York ever. kind of put that aside and for whatever reason I just felt that calling at that moment called him and said I'll apply and fast forward I was assigned to the Pentagon. With zero military background. And you learned a lot about the culture very drawn to that shared commitment and spent a year in the Pentagon worked for the navy and then came to NSA. Couple years later. What did they doing at the Pentagon and the Navy? So I was the deputy chief management officer, the Navy essentially, the Navy had a number of broad enterprise wide technology efforts which they were working again, bring that you people mission. Technology Triangle. And they asked me to help work on a couple of working directly for the secretary of the Navy figure out why a of them were struggling and then help them get on track. So I worked on that and I often get asked by people. How did YOU END UP AT NSA? A pretty funny story in that I had a seventy six year old and I was commuting from Baltimore and the. The work life balance was a bit tough and I met somebody and he asked me about. How he was doing and I commented that I really love the work but it was a little hard for me to do the juggle. And he said, you know I happen to know that NSA standing up you director NSA standing up cyber command and I know they need people with your kind of of background. So how about if I make a phone call there? And I went for an interview commute was thirty minutes and it sounds so foolish but. That was pretty much what it took. Interesting interesting. So the private sector and then the Department of Defence which is as you know this huge enterprise and then NSA and this is a this is not an easy question I know about kind of the similarities and differences of those three different experiences. It all begins with people. In every organization missions have to adapt and change They adopted change in the private sector because perhaps you have a competitor, perhaps the customer spaces adapted. Certainly financial services saw that we're the scale of data was just increasing the scale of trains was increasing and the traditional manual processes couldn't keep up. So we automation with needed to reduce errors and help us keep on track with we're trading was going. Technology could deliver on that, but the the business of the organization had to change to fully take advantage of the technology and the way people did that mission and use technology had to change along the way. So I think in each of those organizations that taught me that for that, that triangle has to be kind of guided together to get to an outcome mission technology and people if you really want to be able to fully. Whether it's take advantage of a market or stay ahead of an adversary in our own mission here in the ICU dod that triangle has to work together and you have to communicate every those three planes together when talking about why the changes needed. So an in your tenure at NSA, you've served as its first chief risk officer. The assistant deputy director of operations, the head of the Russia's small group, and now the head of the Cybersecurity Directorate. Can you take us through your trajectory there how did your responsibilities differ from roll to roll? Absolutely, and so I came into an Santa's small team part of a small team that was standing up cyber command, the chief risk officer role was. was created after the media leaks period of two, thousand, thirteen where we learned that. Really appreciating risk mount looking at in a holistic way across partnership risk operational. Risks Technology risks. We learned that we needed to adapt the way we looked at risk and then change according to that. So I think in each of those roles. Either, the adversary was changing around us a threat was changing around us. We. Wanted to take advantage fully of an opportunity and I was responsible for taking the big picture strategic goals, translating those two measurable outcomes and objectives and helping you know contribute, communicate the why and then bringing the team of people along to get their each other's efforts was a bit different. But you know. We talked about the risk of doing the risk of not doing weighing that appropriately we talked about the insuring that as we approached new missions policy and technology move together, and certainly when we looked at the elections work in two, thousand, eighteen, the Russia's small group work we saw we're adversaries of have used influence operation since the time of Adam and Eve perhaps would have changed was again the ability to use social media to both focus and directed to have larger impact. So focusing on the Russia's small group for just a second and what was that what was the what was the mission and what were your responsibilities with regard to the two thousand eighteen election's to the extent that you can talk about that. Absolutely. So the mission was ensuring the integrity of the two thousand eighteen midterm elections ensuring that we I understood the threat second that we appropriately tipped all the information we had about the threat to key partners across the US government. Certainly, FBI from a counter infants perspective digest from Cybersecurity of elections, infrastructure perspective, and they finally that we would support Cyber Command. If if authorized to impose costs, it's were attempts to disrupt. Disrupt the election. So. After the two thousand eighteen election's president trump publicly confirmed that cyber command played a role in deterring the Russians in two thousand eighteen are they're important lessons from what happened in two thousand eighteen about how we as a country can defend ourselves against this this insidious threat. Yes. So you know across the government, we look at two key polls. Integrity one is attempts to malignly influence population whether that is to highlight social discord to highlight issues that divide the population or to. Hand up sheer inappropriate. You know share information as part of shaping individuals ideas, and then the second is potentially interfering hacking into elections infrastructure as part of efforts to change the vote and I think the first pieces, the value of resiliency. The sense that you know once trust is lost, it's very hard to regain. So the knowledge for the American public that there are hundreds of people across the US government committed to and working to ensure the integrity of our elections. When it comes to counter influence though the biggest resilience as each of us. As Americans when we're reading something asking who might be trying to influence me what is the source of that information I fully confident in that source of that information. And then finally the role of the role of technology and the role of Public Private Partnership. In as part of elections integrity. So for us in the intelligence community were constantly watching for which adversaries maybe seeking to to shape a populations thinking to shape an election and then rapidly tipping that to partners or. To the private sector to ensure that they're both aware of techniques and our countering them on their platforms. So we've since learned shocked last week the updates from deny that the Russians continue to engage in election interference, the Chinese, the Iranians, and the punchline of all that for me is it's really hard to deter. Foreign interference right and I'm wondering if it's something special about foreign interference or if it's more about cyber at the end of the day and the difficulty of seeing cyber attributing it if you see it, how do you think about that question absolutely I think it is more about cyber than about elections from a cyber perspective when we look at fully both protecting cyber infrastructure and then to your second point about attribution, there's complexity laying what we call the red on top of the we may see threats. That are talked about strategic perspective and then we partners across the US government a looking to see where does that present itself? Where are the given vulnerabilities in a given infrastructure? The powers when you can lay the two together and say, here is a nation state that has intent to interfere in whatever that is an election critical infrastructure. I Pete Best and then translate that to the tactical level to say that network scanning or that vulnerability in hardware or software may well be used to achieve the objective putting that in place, and then most importantly preventing it because at the end of the day riding report about a victim and notifying the victim is far less satisfying than being able to put that together and prevent the adversary cheating their objective. So we've already started to shift now into your new role, right which was relaunched in October I believe. So be great if you could, and if you could explain for our listeners I, what NASA's two main missions are. Again and then cybersecurity and the difference between them just to give folks here level set absolutely. So Ns as a foreign intelligence agency were responsible for understanding a broad range of threats. Presented by governments to the United States, one of those threats include our cyber threats how nations may be using cyber to achieve their national objectives as that might be intellectual property theft for example, to counter the department defensively Thallady by accelerating foreign governments ability to to actually productized particular rnd for weapon that may be targetting critical infrastructure of a country. As part of threatening that country or as part of putting pressure on a given country. So that is the threat information on the second side. And say has cybersecurity mission. We're celestial known We build the keys codes and cryptography that's used to protect all of US government's most sensitive communications thinking nuclear command control weapon systems, the president's communications with allies, and we provide technical advice to mitigate those same threats that I talked about. So the really the he integration of the two missions where we think the magic is where we can say here's what we think adversaries are seeking to do, and here's how from a cybersecurity perspective we recommend you protect against. So so what motivated and the relaunch of the directorate and has its mission changed at all really good question. So we recognize that we were at a crossroads with national security as both technology and society ships were happening. We saw only kinds of technology that people want to from small satellites to Internet of things and each of those presents huge advancements. But they also present cybersecurity risk. Along with that, we saw various nation surtees. New Technologies think North Korean crypto currencies to get around sanctions to achieve their own objectives and we said we really need to up our game to more quickly be understanding those threats and ensuring that. We could both provide advice to build new technologies as early as possible, but also to counter adversaries use of those same technologies to achieve their national security. We're GONNA take a quick break to hear from our sponsor. Dumb. We'll be right back with more discussion with an neuberger. At Lockheed Martin, we're on a mission. Your mission. Not just the next mission but the one that's two steps ahead. That's why we've not only taken the lead in hyper sonics, but we're helping you integrate technology faster than. It's why we're not only developing the laser weapons systems you'll need but deploying them in the field. Our mission is to build the integrated solutions you can depend on because the world is depending on you. So and what are the what are the primary areas of Focus for your directorate? What kind of people work there? What's their skill set and what kind of customers do you serve? Questions. So the first parties. Operationalizing Intelligence. How do we ensure that from the intelligence that we see we took anything that's unique. And timely quickly so that we can prevent the victim. So that's the first, the first piece of of work, our areas of focus are. Both understanding that giving guidance encryption, we believe encryption. A key protection particularly in telecommunications environment that in many cases is entrusted. So both in building the government's special encryption, modernizing that as well as providing advice and insights on how to best use. Encryption the text of people who work cure are like we see him any organizations abroad gamut we have intelligence analyst. We have country-specific experts have a broad swath of technical experts, encryption network technologies, hardware, and software vulnerability analysts as well but the power is weird that can be integrated where you can say. How do you build on route of trust all the way through to an end point? Had you properly defend network and take a step back and do risk analysis to say? We are the gaps in your resilience and we're should your next dollar investment to closest gaps Right, and then what about customers is your is, is it just the Department of Defense? Is that the US government is even broader than that? How do you think about who it is you're working for? Yup Great Question. So there's a specific set work we do for what we call national security systems systems carrying classified information national security information the director. Vanessa is also the national manager for National Security Systems, that's the authority under which as I mentioned, we have we build the keys codes and cryptography responsible for distributing threat information as well. So those are across the US government with a particular focus on duty. Weapons Systems. And Related Systems. A second set of key partners and customers are dhs I. D. H., S. and its role supporting critical infrastructure. And, the sector specific agencies, and like I said the the real magic of understanding the critical infrastructure, we're it's key gaps and vulnerabilities are and being able to marry that up with what a foreign government may be intending to do and providing focused insight. Across the US government, there is broad use of commercial technologies, particularly duty and and national security system. So you may have seen when we're issuing advisories were also issuing advice on how to secure and configure those commercial technologies well because we see that. Those are used all across. Sensitive, systems as well. Your director has issued I think a dozen or so. Advisories about cybersecurity threats. Can you talk about why you guys do that? What the criteria is for quitting one of those out and then how do you think about the impact they have? Do You keep metrics on that? How do you think about? Advisories absolutely. So. Our advisories other way we really do them for three reasons. One is if we see a nation state actor using a particular vulnerability against the system care about we find that it really drives urgency of action people run faster when they're pursued, and if we can say, this nation state actor is using this vulnerability. Here's the mitigation advice to protect yourself against that we see impact and I'll talk about that how we measure that impact at the end. The second thing is there's a deep expertise here because we build and we break encryption. So encryption related technologies like the peons like you. You may recall the windows ten cryptographic vulnerability in January. Those are areas we focus on because we know those are sometimes hard to understand technically hard to implement. So if we can give very practical advice, them will issue those as well to help that be put in place, and then the third would be where there's a timely need and we're getting a lot of questions and we feel that putting out a product helps guide people and thinking about how to think about security I'll give an example. As. As covid. Pressed a lot of organizations across the US government particularly duty as well to move to telework. We started getting a lot of questions about secure collaboration. which commercial tools were safe to us and our goal was teaching people how to evaluate what safe to us. So we issued a product we're laid out the different attributes like. Code is available for review its end to end Krypton and a few other such attributes, and then we rated different secure collaboration publicly available tools against them and the cool part was we had companies call and say, well, you didn't get something quite right or can we be included as well and we said absolutely, we issued a second version and then we have another one coming out next week because our goal was making it as useful as possible and also helping teach people. How to assess. Different. Products for security. You ask the question about how we measure impact. So there's three different measures we've been using. The first is, do we see patch rates go up? They'll do we see for vulnerabilities that we've talked about here is a foreign actor might be using a boehner ability to achieve an objective. Can we watch those patriots go up and it was really cool to see. And a number of cases we've we've watched that increase. The second piece is there is a very capable and active cybersecurity industry has the information shared enable them to better protect. Sensitive US government national security systems networks, and you know in the case of the Xm vulnerability that we issued, we're advisory where we talked about the particular unit of Russian intelligence using the XML male vulnerability. It was really great to see five different cyber-security entities using that to identify other. Russian intelligence infrastructure and then take that down. So that was success for us that we made it harder for that adversary to achieve its objectives, and then the third one is really the feedback on the number of downloads and the feedback from administrators saying this was useful. This was unique timely and actionable could act on it, and then in May you guys took what I thought was an unprecedented step of actually openly attributing the exploitation of vulnerability to the Russian, Gru. and. That seemed to rare to me and I'm wondering why you decided to actually name Russia in this instance. So I it is rare because as you noted earlier, implicitly attributions hard. You may have seen a prior product where we highlighted one st state using another country's. Infrastructure to achieve its objective and then highlight he just hard attribution is. So when it's done, it needs to be done with precision to be confident. In that and we chose to do it because. We see that it makes targeted network owners more quickly patch and secure and build the resilience of their systems network administrators have way more vulnerabilities to address than they have time for or frankly money for and way more alerts than they can act on. So we can say this particular vulnerability is being used by a nation State Intelligence Service. We see them we see network administrators moving quickly and addressing it, and that's a fundamental goal. Fundamental goal is improving cybersecurity. If you kind of step back and look at look at the big picture here, you know, maybe from a thirty five thousand foot level how are we doing? The cyber threats are we barely keeping up? Are we catching up? Are we getting ahead of the game or? Is it always going to be hard for the defender. In this game in because the guy on the offense can always come up come up with something new how you think about sort of where we are in the history of of the threat of cyber and defense against it. I think we points overall technology is getting more secure. Technologies built more securely today. So the fundamental resilience is is improving you know when you have open source products, we have lots of is looking at a given technology and helping find vulnerabilities and address them. That being said were an ever more connected economy in an ever-more connected society, and as we build more connections, sometimes two systems that were not necessarily built for those kinds of connections. Data Systems. In that way, we bring and introduce new risks. On the third poll on the positive side, there's far more awareness about those risks and how to approach addressing them identifying what are the most important assets to protect and ensuring good practices are in place and it's far easier than ever to put that in place. So I think it's a mixed story on the one hand more more technologies built more securely, and there are communities of individuals working together to ensure their secure on the other hand far more. Technology some of which. Is connected in ways that bring risk in ways that we always have to and I guess the third part, which is where we started adversary seeking to take advantage of those risks to achieve their objectives. So. If you if you were standing in front of a large multinationals board of directors in you're talking to them about cybersecurity. What's the one or two things that you would absolutely want them to take away from from your conversation? What is the tangible thing you most want to protect and what's the intangible thank you most want to protect. So if you're drug company, what is the intellectual property that's going to be your next potentially big drug big driver of economic growth, big driver of healing, and then second what's the biggest intangible? Thank perhaps, that's your reputation. The way you treat your employees, the price, the prices that you charge and what you're, what you're. How much you mark that up. Make sure that you're protecting both carefully make your your cyber security commensurate with with the risk presented to you if you lose either one. And you mentioned you mentioned Skater Systems and I'm not sure that all my listeners know what those are just explain that and then is there something? Is there something special about protecting data system from protecting? Normal network absolutely. So Skater Systems are essentially control systems for the core areas of infrastructure in a given country in a given company. So think power systems clean water drug manufacturing. and. Those are. Those are often complex system. So what's unique about them is you know those systems over the years were often built four reliability in the event of a bad storm that power system would come back online with confidence as. More technologies got connected. So for example, the ability to measure. Use of power the ability to measure confidence in in water and chemical level. Some of those systems got connected to network systems that provide a way to access them. One of the joint products we recently issued between Ns. WAS An ICS product because there had been some public articles about. a given attack against skater systems in the Middle East, and we wanted to ensure that we together with. One of our closest partners was providing technical advice to. Skate entities in the US based on what we were learning about those attacks. So interest, a couple more questions you've been terrific with your time. Seems to be an effort on the part of an essay to kind of open up the black box and showed the reputation no such agency right. Your conversation with me thinking example of that why is that a priority for for the agency and for General Nakasone? I in the cybersecurity mission fundamentally if we're not trusted we can't achieve our intact. People take advice from those they trust and the power of. Across the US Government Team USA work cyber. There each organization plays its position within that role. You Know My counterpart at Digest Chris Crabs often talks about them being the national risk managers. At an essay, we believe what we can bring uniquely is that integration of intelligence series of seeking to do what their capabilities are, what their infrastructure looks like and how to defend against cyber security advice to counter that, and that's always continuing because technologies change adversaries, goals change, and the resilient always has to be increased to meet that. So we want to be trusted to achieve what we believe. We can uniquely contribute to team USA on cyber. The first step to doing that is conveying, we are conveying the culture that's here the commitment to American values, and certainly WanNa part of our mission is an intelligence mission. In a in a democracy, we have an obligation to ensure that the Americans we serve. Feel they understand the values which we live. So your your former colleague and my really good friend Glenn Gerstl road. Op Ed about a year ago about what he saw the. Profound implications of the Digital Revolution on national security, and he raised a lot of concerns and among those was the sheer pace and scale and volume of technological change and. And data that's GONNA force intelligence agencies including NSA to fundamentally change how they do business I was GonNa say thinking big picture about those kinds of challenges. What are you trying to tackle I? Would've the adjustments look like, how do you? How do you think about the challenge that Glenn laid out? Absolutely, so I from the perspective of large amounts of data and ensuring, we can make sense of them. Ensuring that we can do big data analysis to help. Triage the information we identify and determine what are people are big assets put their time on to determine he's and how to act on them. So for example. We we're looking at machine learning to classify malware and we're certainly looking at. Machine learning potentially to help us identify vulnerabilities scale particularly when we look at systems that represent thirty years of technology like muffins systems, how do you secure a weapon system? That's been out there and represent each phase of technology and have confidence in its resilience and in command and control. And then finally. We have an obligation to both bring those technologies to be on our mission and understand how adversaries might use that and manage that accordingly. So for example, as we think about artificial intelligence and the potential to automatically. Direct weapon. In the United States we have strong values around how we would think about automation versus human control. In other countries around the world, there might be different ways that those kinds of decisions are approached. So how do we ensure that we both? Bring that integration of. Compliance and technology to the way we pursue it but also be aware of those gaps and keep an eye on the risks of those gaps. And you mentioned you mentioned people and you mentioned people a couple of times and and just took two questions about that. One is given the competition that you face with all of these cyber security firms and. Your folks must be very attractive to them, and their skills are quite valuable in their private sector. How how difficult is it for you to recruit and retain talent? Really thoughtful question because you asked two questions in their recruit entertained. So. From the recruit side, we get really great people. On the routine side. We have a really compelling mission. and. What brings keeps people. Here is the sense that they're contributing to something bigger than themselves. That is challenging fulfilling. It's on us as organizational leaders to ensure that each person has that opportunity to contribute what they can uniquely bring chew to that mission. And one of the one of the cool aspects of the Cybersecurity standup has been people who have left to call in and say, Hey, I'd like to come back I learned a lot. In the private sector, the missions, calling me and like to contribute again, and we've hired a number of them back and continuing to increase that and part of the message we have when people if people do decide to leave is to say that is great. You will continue to contribute to the nation's security. You'll learn a lot in the five at sector, and if you ever want to come back the doors open. What do you? What do you want the American people to know about the women and men who work for you. That, they're committed to the values. That this country was established for. That there are significant threats to the United States, our allies and to those values, and that not always can we talk about those threats because? By impact sometimes intelligence community, even the security mission has to operate in those shad in the show does so. Trust our values, trust that we are proud Americans. We swear an oath to the Constitution of the United States, and if you do question it or if you want to learn more roll up your sleeves and come into the for a few years and get to know what yourself because each person has unique abilities and a unique ability to contribute to their to their country in whatever way they choose whether that's government are in the private sector. But if you ever doubt it come on in and work here and and raise your voice and be a part of it. It sort of takes you back to what your parents taught you to. It really does it my dad grew up in in communist Hungary and In the beginning when I came into government, he would call me on the phone sometimes and switched to a foreign language and. I realized that for him growing up in another country. Is that complete trust of government that I American born? You know have that doesn't mean it's trust and verify it's from verify but there are things that I take for granted growing up in this society that I don't know if he ever will. So being able to look at things through his eyes and through mind make me realize how fortunate we are to be here and how much we have obligation to. To ensure it stays that way. And thank you so much for joining us and thank you for your service. Thank you so much for your time.
Massive power outage hits Manhattan, New York
"Outage Now Being reported by Con Edison following this morning's huge outage in Upper Manhattan. Now the second outages in the Middle Village Loop section of Queens, affecting approximately 5100 customers. Now some type of sonic boom was reported being heard, resulting in a huge power outage in Upper Manhattan. This happened about 5:15 a.m. That 25 minute outage affecting the upper West Side. The Obree side in Harlem power did come back after about 25 minutes, however. There continue to be major transit disruptions and also red lights out as well. Now, Con Edison has not yet pinpointed the cause of these outages, but they are investigating a problem in their transmission system.
Sporadic Power Outages Reported In Manhattan, New York
"Upper Manhattan this morning happened on the Upper West Side for about 25 minutes. The third rail laws power, some type of sonic boom was heard Prior to that outage. Power has now returned. The outage happened at 5:15 a.m. With power coming back at 5:40 a.m. It affected the upper West Side north of West 72nd Street. The cause of this morning's outage not yet identified. Keep it here to 77
Makeup for Men, Our Podcasting Secrets & The Weeks Beauty News
"Welcome to fat Mascara I am Jess Hi. With and. Blew out everybody's ears sorry about that. I'm very excited. You're excited because honestly we're recording this little bit early you're listening to this. Holy. Cow, it is August. That's right. It's August this. Time in twenty twenty is the weirdest thing. It's like I. IT still feels like February February went forever. Then all of a sudden it was August and yet. I don't know there's like none of those markers like didn't see your mom for mother's Day like don't go away for this birthday and so like. It's faster yet slower. It's the weirdest remembers I remember sitting in bad in like March and being like Jeff do think this whole quarantine thing could go onto like a bro like asking just like totally well I remember you asking me that too yeah and I was like. Yeah. I also can't believe since you're lake was born since February. I've literally seen you in person only wants it once or twice I saw you on the street. Yeah. I didn't see each other again. Because I see you so often, but I see you on the show will me I I think this is our lives. Now this is this but this is so sad it can't be like this. It can't be like this. I know I know well, for people who enjoy summer, which isn't Jessen I might alright bringing the rest on your summer like happy August to you for everybody else who just really hot and sweaty right now we're getting through it. We're just getting. Some are in the city. I always have that like hot Tom Summer in the city song every time like go outside just like feet pounding the pavement. Yeah, and then it just slows down into like a milky. As Long. As. Low a nineteen seventies like cast over everything just like doom and gloom summer of Sam the seriously it's not fun right now anyway, let's bring the phone. Let's bring the levity. Bring the joy. What do we got this week? Let me tell you. We've got the headlines. We've got men wearing makeup. Okay. I'm very excited about this trend I feel like we report on this like every six months but I feel like there's always a tweak there's always a new span. There's always a new angle can't wait to talk about this and we are going to answer a listener's question about behind the scenes at fat Mascara how the sausage gets made, and of course, we're GONNA raise wand all that well done Jeff I'm excited about this show you ready to do it. Let's get hot town in the city. than. Them doing the news. Virtually, from my vacation just kidding I'm recording the Ireland I should've said. Before we're doing an early not early in the morning earlier than we would because janitors going on vacation. That's how much we love you. Instead of US being L., we're going to take a week off. Oh No, we've recorded double that episode for you. So if some huge news comes out at the end of August and it is not including this, you cannot blame me I was just thinking like watch oprah like surprise drop beyond style like a makeup line like Oprah's makeup line and we don't talk about it like every facet like off their game it's because I'm recording early just so you know. Okay. So remember last week when we talk about Clare Sonic Failing Jason, you're like, well, they're no dummies all those people are going to be. You know they'll find something to work on. Well, did they ever? So Dr, Rob We've both interviewed I know. He actually left the company before it closed and started up this brand called Oculus and so this is where all the technology's going. It's launching in the fall. It's basically like you know a courage coffeemaker. It's like that for skin care. So I, gotTa look at it. It's a little like device you putting these pods. K Cups of care and it mixes together the pod that you want and squirts out a fresh batch just one application of your skincare.
Confirmed and rumored Xbox Series X games
"Yesterday. We watched a conference from Microsoft. The xbox series acts so tell us a little bit about that. Yeah, it was kind of their first big showcase for game. Specifically, some people really want them to talk about like price a release stay. There was no mention of the much rumored cheaper. That our colleague Tom has reported on quite a bit It was just entirely focused on games. Coming to the series Ax and other xbox platforms of which there are many okay, here's the thing I actually really prefer that because for me. Any reason to buy a console is going to be the games coming to it so whenever they do events like this where they're just like here is like twenty things that you'll wanna buy. That's mostly for me there specifically making it for me, thank you, Microsoft. And they had a lot of specifically like their first party. South Microsoft studios stuff. They were showing off with Halo. Kind of key component. Yeah, definitely doesn't I. Can console without a new halo. h-a-l-o is pretty, and it looks big, and can you tell that I'm not a halo player I don't know. Do you mess around with it much? I'm not super huge on it and I mean I think it looks like a halo game. It sounds like they're doing some interesting stuff. They said there's not going to be sequels. So at some kind of service gain that will keep being updated, but it's not really clear how that's GonNa work by me. It looks like a big showcase halo game, so there's that. We have confirmed is a game so for me. Personally, one of the most exciting reveals didn't happen until the very end, and it was like a barebones reveal. Fable, which we haven't gotten a new one since. Twenty ten was when three came out because they've done a couple. Lay off shoot, weird little things, but nothing like a full game, so was being made by playground games, which is kind of a weird option because they work on the series, it's still really unclear like what exactly this new game will be there. Just calling it fable right now, which is definitely not confusing at all the at minor. Minor standing. Is that playground actually been hiring a bunch of people who've worked on some more triple A. Open World Games, so it seems like they've been staffing up for this, but even still it's not a studio that's known for this kind of game. Obviously so It's hard to to get much from knowing. They're working on it and such kind of a brief tea's like they showed. I mean the good news is. There's also of course going to be on its own. We also saw out from city. We've got a couple other interesting games. was there anything that stuck out to you? Specifically? So the the game that looked most interesting to me was a actually reveal during the Jeff Kelly's pre show. We Love Jeff for victims of Jeffrey, Moore of course, and it's from Eugene who's best known as the dude behind sonic. The hedgehog hauled has a very strange thing Balan. Wonder World, and it just kind of looks like screen a bunch money to make a wild nights into dreams spiritual successor some very into that I. don't actually know what that means. What does that mean for people like me? Who never played that Super Mario Odyssey but very very strange. I appreciate your pronunciation Mario. You have a very good spin on that. The Canadian accent other than that another game that really stuck out to me. That I'm personally excited about is. Don't tell me why, so they of course their the life is strange series, and this one looks kind of along the same lines, but outside of that actual series, so it's going to be episodic. It's a little bit confusing. Because originally, the dead said they were GONNA release all three at once, and then in the announced yesterday. It said that I can't remember exactly how they phrased it, but it made. It seem like. Maybe just the first one was coming next. Next month, but basically it's about American teens. Alaskan teens are kind of struggling with their past. On the big thing about this is that one of their main characters is trans? We'll delve heavily into his background in some of his I. Guess like emotional things growing up, so it's very interesting with games like this. There's always quite a bit of opportunity for them to get this wrong, but so far not has had an interesting approach. They put up an Faq. They've been trying to think handle this as well as they can. But I guess we'll see how it actually pans out. I mean I'm excited for anything. They make pretty much, so yeah. I really loved it. This French studio is so invested in telling American American stories. That, capture that that feeling that we have here if nothing else, I hope it gets more people to play strange to which I don't think enough people did my God. Yeah, you're totally right, so another one is remedies new game that really stuck out to me and curious what your thoughts are at. Actually had the chance to kind of talk with some of the folks that remedy before the showcase, and it's kind of a weird one. So it's called crossfire x, and it's actually like this hugely popular Korean online shooter from the studio called Smell, gate and like five years ago, they came up to remedy and we're like hey, do you want to make a single player component it and that's what they're doing, so it seems kind of like a weird collaboration, but what I saw is really cool. It's like a military shooter, but has like the weird remedy. NECE that you'd expect almost has like some Kajima vibes to it, so I'm very. Very curious to check that out when it's finally ready to play, which is supposed to be some point this year, but not sure what
Text-to-Speech Wizardry - Niclas Bergstrom, ReadSpeaker
"Our? Our goal is to be the number one platform independent to specialists and what we do apart from developing selling web-based SAS solutions for learning management systems and educational content so forth speech, naming websites bill so develop high-quality custom voices spilled using deep learning methods that you can deploy basic on any hardware aging from embedded systems to high capacity servers, or in our cloud very nice. Okay, so that's the nicest distinct explanation. What kinds of applications do companies use your text to speech voices for then what the main areas you sees them being employed for. I think it's all the traditional industries if I've your call centers of course, but also since we have lots of the small footprint, high-quality Texas beach voice his where quite big in the embedded space as well so for can be anything from assistive technologies, these by people with impairments or Romans, or any non connected device, so that is I think one of how sorry I totally lost here. and. I'm thinking embedded devices, but these are things that help people speak. People have lost the ability to speak. Acceptability, on the web, we're kind of thing. Yes, accessibility for people that struggling with reading a lot of contents on the screen, basically so they can have help. Basically having their content read outs online directly into learning management systems or directly in the educational content again. Yeah, and then what we have seen of course in the last year of course, an explosion of a requests coming from burs, kinds of dialogue system so voice interaction platforms, virtual assistant, smart speakers, and that is why we started to focus quite a lot on streamlining our process to develop custom voices interesting, okay. Okay so this whether the businesses picking up on this speak aside then what kind of applications what kind of things that people actually using these custom voices for? Why would people choose to use a accustomed voice on a voice application as opposed to just the standard Alexa voice for instance with the Google voice well, I think there are a few different reasons I mean one is that if you have your own voice, your branded voice that are sort of well aligned with your your brand values and sort of its sounds like the company that you want to sound. Like. A, logo type basically so or graphical to sign that you use for your company voice is equally powerful in the voice space, because if if all the information and applications from older brands for example, not one of the popular platforms assistance platforms, if they all sound the same, so of course quite difficult to distinguish one brand for from an utter I think in the brandon voices like with lower types and. And stuff there are certain brand values that you can communicate to get war. Yeah, it's truly the what you're saying to convey the values of your brand to be more memorable. I guess as well so people recognize your brand through the sounders in addition to the visual kind of branding the everyone's today, not make sense you see. Guys produce high-quality text to speech voices using deep learning models to older. Older is that right? These are unique voices. You make for each company. Is that right? Yeah, yeah, correct I, mean we do have Jerem ninety different voices of the shelf to has more in a thirty five different languages currently. We're used to grow that quite a bit this year, but really even though if you can, you can tweak the existing voices have slightly different character and so forth but many. Many customers do want to have their. You know they have specific requirements on what their voice. Their corporate voice sort of should sound like some customers even have their voice talents. If they are currently using for can be in the VR system can be four different touch points like a radio commercials for TV commercials, so it's it's a voice that when you hear it. You immediately associated with this brand. On the the sort of sonic branding part, some the have very strong preference of having a specific sort of language, obviously gender age should be like very formal sound should be more like a young hip sound or How does your brand sound I mean that is the important question and that is identified is about scouting the right speaker that fits well with those requirements and basically start to produce a custom tedious voice.
"sonic" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast
"Movie feels like a sonic game or not But my guess is probably not Yeah I mean I've gone online. There are lot of a lot of Easter eggs that apparently sonic fans the joy. Apparently Sonic in sonic. Lord LOVES TO EAT CHILI. Dogs and that happens at one point in the movie. I even more sort of inside baseball thing. Is that like sonic to sort of defeat? Dr Robotic at his creatures generally has to sort of land on top of him like eight times and there is the scene where he actually does that exactly eight times which you wouldn't notice unless you were like counting so it really is like an Easter egg for fans that are paying attention and they're like a bunch of things and certainly their rings in the game and there's at least one scene where he drops the rings and the ring play everywhere and he has to scramble around and collect as many of the rings as he can before the enemies get Tam so definitely taking as many aspects of the game running with them as possible but I agree with no no pun intended. But I agree with you. That like the Sonic Games. There was always this contradiction where they're the most fun when you're just sort of holding right on the controller and just flying as quickly as you can through the course but when you're going that fast there's literally nothing you can do to avoid enemy is because you're you're flying through like a screen of seconds so you move right until you hit something and then you pick up the reins and move on. So there's this contradiction and I suppose like you know thematically perhaps I could. You could break down the siding movie further. Maybe we'll have to revisit the someday once you guys manage to watch. Because perhaps there is a contradiction between sonic wanting to continue to run faster and faster and then hitting these objects and that stopping and that like yes then regrouped from and that like how do you. How do you find an equilibrium between sort of running headlong to the point? Where like you can't possibly. It is a disaster before you hit it and moving so slowly that like. It's not fun anymore. I think you get someone to do a rewrite for you redesign of your face. At least this has been the over. Gay podcast thanks for listening that. And Pete thanks for joining me on this episode we'll be back with part two of our Sonic the Hedgehog podcast next week until then visit us on the web at overthinking at where we subject popular culture to a level of scrutiny. Rob Probably doesn't deserve another thing. I really liked about the gift certificate. Gag Is that I think it's like a thirty five dollar gift certificates and there's something about that about the like the. Us government was uncomfortable. Shelling out like the full fifty dollars did they. It's like a very specific amount. You think that originally in the first draft of the script it was a gift certificate to sonic too on the nose. I kind of feel like this is a case where it was always the olive garden because the Olive Garden is the funniest restaurant. You could do it and they contacted the Olive Garden. You explained that like we want to make you a bit of a joke. The off-guard dislike. We're how much do we need to pay for you to keep this in the final interest thirty five dollars?.
"sonic" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"What? He's unique because he runs fast. I mean he's unique because he's an as an alien creature. There's that's always going to be an awkward hanging. I but the thing about sonic the character of sonic is always really snide and always really confident. Yeah so how do you not betray that but still give him an inner conflict and I think that loneliness especially once again since it's not a fully animated film with Sonic talking to tails and knuckles and yeah all the other weird characters that they've added since then there's one of the fishing pole? Big One someone in the comments probably remembers But because it's him talking with real humans. I think it actually is pretty clever to make it about loneliness because he the movie demand that we have one hedgehog and a of humans and so it would only make sense that he's lonely now. I am going to make a huge stretch here and I highly doubt that this was intentional. But I got Frankenstein vibes from the way that sonic at the beginning wants to be part of the Hausky family. Yeah and Kinda live vicariously through their relationship So at the beginning he watches their relationship through window and watch the movie the movies that they watch even a shadow that Keanu reeves which I appreciate it very much in Frankenstein. The extremely lonely monster finds a hovel next to a cottage and looks in at the families going onto a crack in the wall and eventually plead the family to be his friends but they shoo him out. I was kind of thinking that there would be like a scene where sonic looks in to the water to see his reflection and like he's like feels like an abomination but that never happened But Yeah I was. I don't know I just. I love that book and after hearing your explanation there I'm gonNA revisionist history. That was better than I get credit for. Sure okay all right. These next two are a little bit more. Like they're they're many adaptations. Prices are all right. So you got Jim Carey to be in your movie to play egg man who has called egg man because he's rotund. Jim Carey is not not and so instead of being round. He has drones that are shaped like eggs making him an egg man. Clever or not so clever. I think so I think so. Why not it was fun you you needed him to be that character. They drew the aesthetics out. Pretty well But by being more. About Nick Than Egg Man. In that sense is flying eggs were perfect. It was a fun. I think that the fact that he physically looks nothing like robot. Nick I mean even though about cartoon character with basically legs that are stick thin and a body that is gigantic yeah You would still expect him to be fatter actor but the fact that they would Jim Carey. I don't know it works is great all right. Here's one you can even call bullshit on this one alright visual Motif to draw sonic to Tom. Sonic is associated with rings. Tom Is associated with ring shaped donuts. Clever or not so clever or say bullshit or deliberate. What do you think I'M GONNA say? Bullshit Bullshit Okay. Yeah. I don't know if the donut Lord thing was meant to be that much was just a funny riffing cops visual Motif. I don't think but I think you don't think like they could have been I mean. Yeah you're right it's a it's a cop thing probably more than it is a circular object. Found it funny that right off the Bat. And a well natured. Way that James Marsden and then it's easy because he's not sh- lobby. He's extremely handsome so to have this. Kansas small town cop who also loved doughnuts was kind of fun. Yeah but on the other hand I feel like I think there are some things that the screenplay does that are not the most trite common things choices to make and I feel like cops who love doughnuts are a little bit too trite so I I want to believe that there was that extra sonic element that made them choose some other fixation like on coffee or something. No I think you're you're probably right. Probably right and also too I wanNA say shoutouts to Adam pally for playing the other Capos. Pretty funny okay. I enjoyed that. Yeah the Dan. Sex machen AQAP right because he comes in at that last minute and saves the day. No no no. He's at the beginning. He's on the walkie talkie with him but at the end row. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Oh because he shoots. One bullet shoots one. Bullet stops something somehow and yeah all right last one this is also one bullshit on sonic uses his speed to run away from connection in life. Tom Is stuck in a dead end job as a speed trap. Cop Clever or not so clever..
"sonic" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"What's up everybody? Welcome to show me the meaning. Wisecracks movie podcast. My name is jared. I am back back in the fold and I'm very excited to be back with me. As always is the wisecracked crew. We got Michael Michael Welcome. Hey did he hear good to be here today? Talking about the twenty twenty movies. Sonic the HEDGEHOG directed by Jeff. Fowler starring James Marsden Ben Schwartz and Jim Carey. And now you might be saying to yourself. How are they going to talk about this movie? Will God dammit. We are going to do it. Why would they say that? Well I don't know but up top I want to hear not only. What did you think of this movie? But what Sonic Games if you played. Oh such so. This is a confession right off the top. I'm not an active Gamer. I fell off pretty young. I would say any. Sonic game made up until about ninety nine. I've played. Oh it's still quite a few. Yes now if if I if I could remember the names I would but that was twenty one years ago so in the time that I have not played sonic What does that twenty one years ago? God I'm old. A child could have grown up and taking a drink so I don't really know that one. It's horrible I know the last game I liked a lot. It was a Sega Genesis. One where I put the cartridge in top of the machine this embarrassed. Oh you're talking about sonic and knuckles. Oh Yeah Downgrade. Sonic and tails and one of the ones. I have them in it. Sonic and knuckles had a weird thing. Really put the second cartridge of yeah or something like that. Yeah I mean I will say this as much as I'm not an active. Sonic ahead now as a kid. I was way more team. Sonic than team. Mario Also more of a Pepsi than a Coke Person. I don't know what that says about me. Maybe I'll like off brand things a little more So that's what I think. The games the movie. I'll start with this. The children in the theater with me loved it and I love nothing more than four. The youth of this nation to feel happy So I'm listening to say that right off the top. I did not enjoy it as much as the children in the room. Okay that's you're an adult. Yes I'm an adult and this is a movie that I understand that it got made. I don't quite understand why it got made and quite well. It's doing well and I would love. I maybe think a little bit about why it did. Well I I'll say this. Its origin talk about it. The first hour of the movie. I was thinking to myself like what is happening. Why did this get made the third act? I enjoyed I. Truly found some enjoyment in the end of the film wants wants. Everyone gets to San Francisco. I liked it more. Maybe that means I'm a coastal elite and everything that happened in small town Montana I couldn't relate to and then once we hit the big city I liked it more but there. There are some moments in the film. Okay Yeah what did what did you think I also know you have to say this to do. You have a favorite sonic game. I mean I probably would say sonic and knuckles the same one that you said. I mean look. I am an active Gamer. But if you're an active Gamer. I think you would agree that it hasn't been a great last ten to fifteen years to be a sonic. Is it been that big of a drop off? It's been Kinda bad I mean. I played both Sonic Adventures for dreamcast on adventure. One and two. I remember enjoying both them. Although I remember Sonic Adventure. Twos for dreamcast. Some bad technical issues It seems like there's another. Sonic the hedgehog every once in a while. Of course I have not played but I'm very aware of the infamous. Sonic two thousand six where sonic falls in love with a human woman and it's really awkward and everyone has it But no I have not played a sonic game in quite some time and ask you. This is well before you tell me about the movie. Did you watch any of these? Sonic television shows from the early nineties. Yeah matter of fact I did. And there's a shoutout or I guess an allusion you know. I'm sure there by the way to go back to Michael said about not being the biggest sonic fan like. I'm sure there are ton of references to the Games that I did not pick up on because again I haven't played since the old school ones. Yeah I think I might have gotten. There was a sonic game. The gameboy advance that I might have played. There are so many of them. I mean if there are over one hundred Mario Games. There's at least thirty to forty. Maybe Fifty Sonic Games. I quite a bit. I looked it up earlier today and I was shocked by how deep the Wikipedia page goes for. Okay so I liked the movie more than I thought it would when the first trailer came out and they had the quote unquote bad. Sonic design. I was like in back in thinking to myself. Man I wish they would. Just keep the bad design because the movie is going to be so bad. I would rather it be tragically bad rather than just bad bad but it actually was better than I thought it was going to be and when you go into a with rock bottom expectations and you ended up being surprisingly stimulated for solid ninety. And that's another thing. Yeah it's a cool ninety minutes. And that's means something in my book after having to watch the Irishman for three and a half hours but I liked it more than I than I thought. It would the scenes with robotic dancing. That scene with robotic was awesome. Jim Carey I just. It was so nice to see him doing like dumb and dumber facial impressions and seeing that kind of return to comedic form And then the movie itself is like some bizarre mix of Superman Frankenstein. E. T. and road trip movies like peons big adventure and I kind of got a kick out of it. Well and I'm glad you right up to the carry seven. That's something that I think I was saving. Because it's maybe the one big talking point I have for later but I myself on a journey with Jim Carey's Dr Robot because it I I was pretty not put off. It was a lot and it was a sort of tonal shift for the film Because up until that point everything kind of has the sweet tone except for sonic. But we're fine to have our one fish out of water character when we meet Doctor Robot. Nick a just really full on it was like Ventura. Time's eleven with like some we're tech fascist tendencies mixed in but rather film. I found I character in that performance. Very interesting I think and I'm going to save this to later in the show. I think that the core of what could have made the film a lot better was contained in the kind of statics around that character And I think for me personally. The dance sequence gets at another direction. I think the film could have gone. And maybe we'll go because it looks like and we'll get to this. This will not be the last sonic movie based on equal some hints. And the fact that it's making money well that's the real hint. Yeah all the artistic stuff is out the window. Made like seventy million. Its first weekend I think it. Yeah that must be the highest grossing Video Game Movie Weekend. It is it is and then to you know. We are in the month that the film industry calls dumped Sherry where all the shitty films are dumped in February award. Season's over No one really cares right now so to do that. Well in February a time where a lot of crap movies are being shoved down our throat or attempted to be shoved down. Her throat is is a good sign. I'll go one step farther and I say even though you and I are probably not ecstatic about this movie. I hope it does really really well because I want this to be the game movie. That makes it so that everyone starts making video game. Yes like the uncharted movie. Has Been in development. Hell for so long. There's been talk of a mass effect movie. They've been talking about making a metal gear movie for. I don't know how long if someone is willing to do it. Right like people have been doing comic book movies right for so long. Then I think we're maybe cinemas in another kind of renaissance a commercial renaissance. At least well then. I'll even say if someone didn't love this movie I I think they can do something. I don't think I think all hope is not lost. I think there was enough. Good and one thing. We talked about this a little bit more later where. I could see a sequel. That was fun now and took some of the best parts of this maybe worked around with the audience responded to and we know this is a film that responds to audience reactions because it got delayed and remade because of those reactions. Yeah but I think there could be something there see. I hate this. You're already talking to me in a lake and more than just got started before all right. Let's before we get into the nitty gritty. Let's dive into a recap so after a tragic separation from his winged mother figure a young. Sonic the hedgehog transported to Earth with special rings that enable him to escape Earth. Should anyone try to take powers in his new community of greenhills? Sonic lives vicariously through officer. Tom Hausky and his wife. Mattie when Sonics loneliness drives him to reach a speed that kills the whole town's power the military sends in the eccentric Dr Robotic to investigate in a failed effort to escape earth. Sonic loses his rings through a portal to San Francisco and teams up with Tom to evade Dr Robotic. And get the rings. Back after some unpleasant run-ins with robot. Nick Thoman sonic join up with Mattie while robot. Nick uses a strand of sonics hair to fuel his most powerful machine yet. Sonic retrieves the rings right. Before he's about to leave earth robotic attacks and chases sonic through San Francisco Perez the Great Wall et Cetera until the final showdown in Green Hills. Where inspired to protect his friends. Sonic turns into supersonic. I think although I've always known a supersonic to be yellow and banishes robot nick from Earth Tom Decides to stay in Green Hills and creates a home for sonic in the attic while robotic plans his escape from mushroom land and of movie. Wow Yeah I will say as well before we keep going. Check the chat a little bit. A lot of people are very excited. That you're hearing just know that thanks. Thanks everybody I really appreciate that. Yeah and there's one. One person that has been about male pattern baldness that I don't know if it was aimed at me or not but if so it might be shit. Look at that right. He'll I would say I would take one lakh of that hair. I would do a dance in my mobile laboratory and I would use that gorgeous. Ginger lock to change my life. Oh well you are my sonic well. Next time I get a haircut. I'll let you and I'll be less fascist robotic. Oh great that was such a good summary. I'm very excited to get into this because I think you're going to be like more than I did before. I wanted to shout out to the sponsor that's helped me make this all possible. Which is skill share now? I don't know how you're feeling US far. And you're twenty twenty jerry but something. I'm trying to do more is working on developing good habits getting better routines. I kind of someone that works. And really crazy and inconsistent ways so skill shares. Great because.
"sonic" Discussed on Dem Fancy Dinosaurs Podcast
"At the dinosaurs? You'll place for movies TV shows and Pop Goja. I'm one of your oath sneak and I'm returning again not make you one of the radio hosts just do it. Yeah it's it's hard to change. Its I brace. I'm not very good. Bracing change that's all right you don't have to be embracing change. Just change needs to happen. Just naturally happen so we have been on and off for a couple of months and a half where here. We're not here. We actually officially have lost episode. Now I don't know where that when we were talking about was the best episode of her new lot. Oh Yeah it was phenomenal. There was angels and demons and good versus evil. So amazing that you wake up the next day. It's like minded mazing not apple. You just can't remember but you know it was amazing. That's exactly what the situation we're in. We haven't done this in so long. With so rusty my pains go to stretch hemmings and are vocal causing again but yet. So we're back season two episode to Wigan get really hot into it because one of US Know Me Sore Burn. Take it away Yes me and Kaban. Water went to see the sonic movie. And I give it a thumbs up I I was actually expecting a correct and I was actually getting more excited that it was going to be correct from the very first trailer with that amazing looking. Sonic that they had. But yes I would actually recommend this. If there's some way it makes it out because you know you say something happens in the universe and everything. I really hope if they do have a BLU ray or DVD xtra lease is to have the remaining footage with that sonic in the scenes. Put it in everything. You're like the urgency. Sonic Oh yeah the something called away because they said they had to change the animate over again. So yes they it would be. It exists those files and everything of the actual even roth or it's not even fully rented it would still be there. The Sonics snotty cut. Yes but yeah just to talk about the film. Generally it's pretty good It's more of a family film you can tell it's PG which was surprise when they came in and they actually you know actually bring in some a bit of adult humor here in that. I was actually surprised. I'll very upfront about Just to start off in the movie starts with the Sega Logo. They have one of those montage. We like many games on screen and everything and I see the Yakuza series in that very prominent. I'm just like Oh boy. My favorite already crime simulated Japan. I love it. Yeah and Some of the but yeah but it's the came down to as when I think about it. It's just very straightforward song movie. Sonic is meant to be from another dimension That goes really fast Susan baby so there's the first marketing parts of Sonic. He's taught by a new character. That appears and the character disappears for the rest of the film after that and then we basically started up that sonic his traveling from worldwide. Using rings he uses rings like the giant rings to Teleport to in the video games to the special signs to teleport other worlds so slightest. Yeah so basically. He's got a little map which he unveils. And there's the first little Easter egg for fans there's a cu satin world and has crossed at. Because there's no sonic the game on the secrets an infamous one candidate law second. Yeah I just talk about the whole thing but I'll just get down straight to the point. It's bad that's basically the main plot and Jim Carey comes as doctor. Botany because again son it goes too fast that he actually causes a sonic boom in the area which knocks out electrics in the area. So it's naturally people come into that caused US everything And they find Sonics and that's where it all goes from there of Jim Carey playing as the asshole Dr Robotic. That's he's not Yucky. Route is absolute jerk to everyone. Let's write your Latte. Yeah some Nice touches here. I was expecting probably more. They're going to do renditions of the video game soundtrack. But they did because of this area cold in the movie Greenhill. So they had a piano. Rendition of greenhills earned from dishonor. Game articles a nice touch most of the Huber and everything else. It's very straightforward. It's not being anything too risque or anything like that. Like oh sonic ate too much and stuff like that does all. The shucks you little rascal. Dogs Chili Dogs Redford. They'll say things that I put in my mind. This is what I expect to be in a movie. And it's just like what he's break-dancing check that off as I said then he's he's Outta the places I oh they had a new thing. They will co Chili Dogs. Ooh That is well. Chili dogs ribs and But I will say not to spoil anything else. They were thinking about just generally good. Just the general enjoyable film icon. Really pick it apart. Because I know it's understand it's made for a younger audience in kids and when I break it down by story why structure and everything. It's a pretty much fits the mold of when it comes down to it. Of course. I have my imagination's live with the freakish. Sonic in a completely different plot of. You can't run away from your problems all the time. You just can't keep running all the time every classic children's movie of the past that we grew up with you can't just run away from everything expected to be all right but that's how everything worked out in my childhood. Yeah always yeah all the time. Nothing bad habit you July. So in the end any cows emeralds anything like that no realty reference accounts were already hanging none of the other wacky friends. And it's very sonic centered. Focus Film and everything it does set up for a sequel or not GonNa Spoil anything but of course avoid youtube or the in sonic fan base in general because they love spoiling everything which will do but as I said as a film itself. I enjoyed it. My worry guy went in expecting like the absolute worst and actually walked out enjoying it. So that's nothing can really actually say that's the price I can give a film. Yeah that's good positive. That's what I'd like to hear so when it comes to other parts of the movie Jim Carey talking about how high art was. Did it deliver on? The high art always emerged. Oh No you know you can understand. Why Dr Abundance is gut is attitude. The techie show is like the new bad knicks that he shows this is top of the line. Impressive look and stuff like technology wise. It's multi transforming vehicles everything from the Games and stuff so you can understand why he's looks down on everyone else unease because he's just that intelligent of what he's already accomplished and everything. Yeah so without agreeing or disagreeing. I'm guessing in the end. Robotic finds a way to go to sonic's dimension it's more of he understands sonic's speed and how jumps inventions and everything? Yeah and that's where the film ends on that pot as well too. So that's good. Yeah you get that. Does he get fat at the end only starts to change the pairs of lower body? Because he's gone through and he shaved his head. He's got the giant mustache a little bit more. Chunkier these coming egg man. Yeah so they could set it up. That he's way he's locations on sport he could be because of where he is. It'd be living on. He'll get probably many very bee's and everything he said. I'll add to it and everything as well awesome so at a ten. Well I don't like doing at ten I just give it a thumbs up thumbs. It's always hot. He's always to self interpreted. It might give it a thumbs up as like something to rush out to sea but like I said if if your family if you have a family people and you want to take your kids out. It's a good film takeout. They'll they'll enjoy the visuals and everything else like that. And they'll join sonic flopping so that a little beam dances. It's it's doing pretty well box. It's often re million and In domestic and then international is one hundred one million. Yeah that's the big numbers. It's the highest grossing video movie at launch. Yeah Yeah So. That's pretty also take that. Take that Double Dragon. Take that Solid Hill. Actually Pretty Good Hill. You get to be good lists today. The first solid Super Mario Brothers movie. That was pretty good too but it doesn't deserve to be that list because it was terrible. Yes Wonderful Madison. God here of combat is the gold standard. I say when it comes to making it. It's still taking the premise that it's still running with it. Even though they had that black character turned out who wasn't in the game with the staff and then the Qatada and lucane fight. Where that's it. It's over walks off his way into the damaged cells. Who fought with you? What what gives you killed? Everyone fights end the fighting. And that's it and you walk off your family. It's like cool. That's how mortal combat way Johnny Cage moment where he's walking through the Web's the website said Caetano went this way because a few nights she would have went through the wall of Whitlam. A you do this to me. See Rundown of that sane. You know he just has to actually move the cobwebs of these hands in Wrexham apart to get them free people free. She obviously didn't come through the awesome. So yes sonic did really well. I'm glad Because it did cost a lot more to make so yeah at least made some of that money back well. That's the lesson is that they actually took to criticism and then changed the film criticism and they were very successful because of that but unfortunately for the studio that did it. They got closed down because Canada. If you look up the film a movie it's called off the Pi. It's the studio that talks about who worked on the life of Pi and basically candidate just allows you to just fuck animators it you just get to just abuse all their right. Who CARES That's basically what it is by Canadian. And everything and it's very it's very distressing and stuff to see about that because you understand people have done. I've worked on free databases and everything else. It's a very animation is a very very. We'll have more testify if it's a very enduring tedious task tedious task to do and for people that these people actually really put in the effort. I will say that full Masonic village. They really put in the effort and to the fact that they don't have a job anymore. It's very distressing to hear about. We'll hopefully they can get jobs elsewhere. So good job guys. Much love future easily. Yeah go work for Disney. They need animators. Yeah Disney Warner Brothers. Actually these need riders animated. Yeah cool so we'll stick with the motive video games. There's been a bit of late information about the resident evil. Netflix Davies. Yes it's under the umbrella umbrella it's under the under the guise of clay. Yes per project Cleo Klay so basically the outlay man's imagine was yes game so this is all I was late The TANNA clearfield. Md has long stood in the shadow of three seen seemingly unrelated behemoths. The umbrella corporation. The decommissioned Greenwood asylum and Washington Day. Say Okay first of all. Why isn't asylum help against like a multibillion dollar corporation and Washington? Don't know what's going on here today. Twenty six years after the discovery of the TAE bars secrets held by the three. We'll start to be revealed at the first signs of APP break. Saw this is probably GONNA be pre zero. It's going to be prey mentioned incident so well. That's the logic from from the game. They could just come up with they want. That's usually the next problem. That's the other problem is they? Have all the source material. It's tough to go off on. They probably just be like no. I'm GonNa make something new and edgy. It's like yeah what I've thought about because I'm Constantin films. Are German company that both did resonate. Who writes for TV and film in Nineteen ninety-seven okay? That's why they keep on pumping out the movies because I just want to retain the rights because director also wants to put movies with his wife and he just kept doing it for that reason. My wife She's gorgeous. She kicked a glass and it cut the dog in half so basically day at the rebooting film series are on but then they doing TV series from Netflix which is going to be complete separate entity. Yes I hope. They don't merge the two. Yeah because one thing. I really want to get from the Netflix TV series. He's I want them to cut back on the action and give us the horror. Yes because that's what the first resident evil and I two zero three. We're all about horror before four turned four into a TV series. WanNa stay at all just a bunch of natives chasing well. That's what I give credit to the resident evil films. At least they gave us the cool laser room concept. Yeah pretty much. Yeah that's basically it and a slipknot soundtrack. So it's like heartfully delivers because based on the law you know the umbrella scientists working out of the mansion in the mountains so the Greenwood asylums probably some people who were test subjects. Maybe maybe they will give funding. Because there's an environmental reason. That's why they were out in the middle of the woods and land to be there. That's right the umbrella corporation..
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"sonic" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Filmmakers realized how many parallels or echoes this movie house of Howard the duck. I didn't realize thinking about Howard for obvious. Reasons and alien from strange world comes gets help from of reluctant local and then is chased by an evil scientist. Who's going to end up with a huge and growing to go to a bar where he's going to have to fight with the patrons. Yeah but no Hedgehog. Tit so you lose and what's missing. That Howard did was the evil eye is trying to bring back some power from that other dimension. So there's a clock on the wall. Ticking time bomb that we need to get to rather than. Hey there's some rings we need to go retrieve I really needed robot nick to have something bigger in his plans happening and yeah the fact that we know that this hedge doesn't even really need this guy and has just learned with a bucket list is like kicking. A bucket is actually on his bucket list. But it's more about the it's all about the bromance and they don't aren't really needing to do anything a little unsatisfying. What gets me is I feel like the bromance is there. It's like they meet cute. He shoots him with trank DART and then they're just friends. I feel like they're friends already but on his list is make a real friend you know. I thought I was going to wizard of Oz at the end like oh I had a real friend all along. Yeah that's what I mean about more stops along the way they have to do everything at the Piston pit while com is off on the payphone. Sonic looking over longingly at all of the pimped out motorbikes and trucks and feeling like oh there's so many things. I WANNA do there that I won't be able to do on the mushroom world. They go through. You know a funny montage but again wish it had been the road trip of like throwing darts and hitting corona beer cans in you know eventually the mechanical bull is going to throw him into some mean biker. Dudes we don't serve your kind around here. What kinds of that hipsters actually correct? We'll say I do enjoy this. This is the marquee moment of the movie right. Even though it is just a trademark rip off of quicksilver time like Stewart brought up. Kids might not have seen that in fine. Let's bring this make sense for the character and they did a good job with making it fun. Yeah they even work in line from speed remember. His favorite line was pop quiz hotshot. He gets to use that here. It feels like a moment where a child filing gets to have his fantasy. Come true I'm going to be off to some mushroom world. That's essentially the equivalent of a fun lonely land. But here's my moment to finally do everything that I've ever wanted to do. But I like it when he's doing the quicksilver. It's not time in a bottle but they're doing my feet go. Boom boom boom. He's arranging it so the bikers punch each other. He's rapid toilet paper he's making darts fly into them. He's moving Tom to safety. It's straight out of days of future past but love quicksilver and both those movies. He's the only good thing in x men apocalypse. And so I'm basically looking at this like an animated quicksilver movie and I'm enjoying it. Yeah it's fine if they want to rip that I'm not looking to sonic the hedgehog to innovate as a movie like it can be Dumb kids version of movies that I've already and will win and the scene is very winning chili dogs. That was a joke. Used a lot in the adventures of sonic the hedgehog cartoon I watched about four episodes of that. I don't remember them from Games. Yeah the Chili. Dogs was in some of the cartoons it was in sonic boom and I guess it's also in some of the later games but apparently that's what makes him Fart here. They have to resort to the lowest common denominator. Kids joke they're back at the motel and you might want to have to clean your because you just farted. Kids weren't laughing. I want to say that joked actually didn't land surprisingly. I almost wonder if it was. You know check your for on that one. I wonder if that was too subtle away. Yeah to say you pooped yourself there you go. You know what they were talking about. I felt that way a lot by having this older actor and will even understand his problem about wanting to go to San Francisco and I feel like it's very unrelatable. Two small children what's going on? They're going to laugh and the physical humor and some of the jokes are funny but I feel like a lot of it is not going to nearer things that they experience and I think I'm good with that. You know what I'm thinking about is the muppet movie. And how there are stuff there for the adults their stuff there for the kids as a child. I didn't understand the crisis and the on we of Kermit in the swamp but I certainly loved sully chasing after them from the used car lot and found that stuff funny. I didn't know who half the guest stars were to me. That makes this a good family. Phil not a kids film. Which we've reviewed plenty of this arcade thing including those angry birds and I can't take him but a family film where all ages can enjoy. I agree with that sentiment but I feel like you can do a family film and do almost everything they're doing here but still be able to string the plot together in a way that is satisfying and I feel like the most of this movie is just moving from scene to scene. Which hey fine. You know if it's connecting with you then you're probably going along for the ride. Let's technical problems. We haven't voted on them so much. But when we get to this next journey on the road trip it's really the last stop before they get to San Francisco. It's just a highway. As they crossed the California border and robotic in his super bus catches up with drones. I swear to God when they flip that bus like all of a sudden on its side like I didn't even see it flip. It's done so badly it barely registers to the I. I had the same problem I know. This is the first time sonic realizes. And it's almost instinctive that he turned into that ball and roll and hit stuff. You know. He knows he's fast but he didn't realize that you know in the game if you're a ball you really can't be heard except by spikes you can kill anything in ball form without jumping on. Its head here. He turns into that ball. He attacks this and yeah there's an explosion and I'm like did he crash it. Did he flip it? It's not until later that you see in the background that that big black bus got flipped like oh that would have been kind of cool to see. Yeah I feel like these are just things. You've come to expect in a movie like this that they're not doing as well. This is where you want that extra fifty sixty million to fine tune and really give that level of action and you know where I really want this movie to have come out two years ago when they were filming when Sonic that felt a little dated. Yeah he's going to mention the rock for president which is not a bad kratz. Say probably has the best chance now. He would have to cut down his production only seven movies a year then he was president. Here's the moment. I laughed out loud just completely even though the buses flipped. It's a moment out of the Dark Knight. When the batmobile crashes and then Batman comes out in the pod here robotic has this crab vehicle that comes out and I don't know why but when Sonic says I think that tank just had a baby. I couldn't control my laughter. Yeah it was. I mean it was cute. I agree again. Science jokes are exactly where they need to be. And I also like the reversal here. Silent has to learn to drive. You know he doesn't need to. He's faster than any car. But it's because James Marsden needs something to do and they make some fast and furious family joke that's great. That was the smartest joke having saying. I feel like I'm in the fast and the furious obvious then. Mocking VIN diesel. It's all about family. Tom Than the cinematographer shoots all of those fast and furious movie so he probably even suggested as they were setting up this car chase to make that joke but yeah it's nice to see that. Yes they're collaborating. This is where they should be becoming friends again. That you can work on that development but sadly it's all kind of over here like it ends with that tank baby it gets smaller and smaller until it turns into a little sticky bomb and sonic gets hurt and of course. Where are you going to take a hurt hedgehog but to my wife the veterinarian and during this to mention sonic and Tom or having a fight sonic found out? Tom Wants to move to San Francisco at Sonic feels abandoned. Although he's leaving for the mushroom world again I just. There's so much that could be cleaned up to make this tension legit and not confusing. And yes the wife and the vet. I'm also a really enjoying the sister-in-law character in this movie. She is just so abrasive. That was the one Joe. Laugh I had was that we've already established. She doesn't like him. They tire up and exercise bands and our daughters running circle around in the living room. And she's like could you at least put the fitbit on because I need to get my sense. There's good stuff here. I'm going to say that and this movie is operating higher than my expectations. I am delighted to say. This movie is nowhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yeah can we all say that? I think we all read going in. Can we all say this movie isn't dreadful? No it's not the worst thing. We've seen the arcade. It's no movable right. Yes well I mean well. Let's just be clear. Some of the video game movies we've covered are the worst movies I've ever watched. And so yes. It's definitely not that. I didn't think it was going to be that. But I really did think that this was going to be patronizing pathetic affair and sometimes it is. I feel very sad in my heart like Jim Carey the nineties or dead but sometimes the jokes land and I'm feeling like yeah. This is working pretty well. Yeah I liked that. The vet has a reason to be a vet. She gets to examine the Hedgehog here and I mean it's very convenient right although although she does is get some smelling salts. I don't see any like surgery going on here. He wakes up and they've decided they're going to take him in a suitcase to the TRANSAMERICA building. Here's one thing. I definitely thought they were telegraphing. Was going to happen. That does not. Did you think that Tom was going to have to go to the police force that he was applying to or at least like sonic would bring him into contact with the police in San Francisco in a way that would jeopardize his job or have something to do with that job he was coming to. Yes I thought the police would be chasing him. Because he's been on the news as a domestic terror. Yeah this is. My biggest problem with this movie is that they have all these things that they've established in this movie and pinned to a board and they just forgot to take the yarn and connect them. They have a lot of ideas and some of them. Work is the frustrating thing but there are so many things that aren't working they didn't sweep out of the way and so it's just having to run between all of those ideas and find the movie within we also in parallel see Jim Carey. Who has that quill is like seriously attack Horny? Ridler as he's dancing to some nineties it sounds like music. I had to look this up the poppy family. Their new where evil grows is the song. I don't know it. It's a strange choice. It's altogether strange. But at least now he has a point for wanting sonic. He knows that this quilt contains the kind of energy that would allow his robot forced to move next level. And so now there's really a reason for him to be chasing. This is the scene where I did get. You guys talked about your biggest laughs. This is my biggest last not the dancing but when he gets interrupted by his assistant. And he's like. I thought you might WanNa Cappuccino. And he's like of course I do. I love the way you make him. Why was he running from the Hologram? The T. REX is that from the game. Or there's been so much. Sonic there've been t rexes and comics and even in Games over the years. I don't know if it's a direct reference to that. I kind of felt to me like Jurassic Park Joke. It was convincing. It looked like his head got bit off. I'll give Jim Carey that he's still got his physicality he can still move his body in ways that he'd be a great mime. If you suming you WANNA mine. He's the best he's as good as he was when he was young once bitten. Maybe we cover them some day but let's cover the end of this movie. We've actually reached a climax. We'VE ZIP. They are and I think we've zipped over some important character moments but here we are at one big moment. Sonic gets is iconic red shoes. He was wearing some beat up loafers. But when you.
"sonic" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Then we're going to try HEDGEHOG for a little bit. So why not bring back? Sonic and then I looked up. This director Jeff. Fowler has one credit to his name. He directed an animated short in two thousand four. Called Gopher broke. Guess what? It's about a gopher running around trying to get produce following off a truck. He worked with a company called Blur. That was the animation studio. They also worked on Sonic Game. Some of these ones you're describing. Ernie they already had the license for Sonic. They were already doing some of that animation. He was probably desperate fifteen years later to get his directing thing going and said well. This is what I have to do. And if we can get it cheap and Sega's willing to wade into the waters. Let's make this happening on the cheap and Tim Miller the director of Deadpool was involved. He was even going to direct this and ended up. He became a producer of it like runs blurred studios. He actually owns the animation studios and they do other. Cool stuff like Avatar. And where the wild things aren't like they worked on legit projects. Not just this kind of stuff. This has been in production for seven years Sony got the rights in two thousand thirteen. They ended up filming it in twenty eighteen. Four release in Twenty Nineteen Early Twenty. Nine gene came that infamous trailer fused. I remember coming out and I remember like everyone else. I was laughing at it but my issue wasn't the character design. It was like the fact that stupid thing was like coming out of plaza that everyone had buried it in. This is our out of the past. This is something nobody was thinking about. Why Not heathcliff the movie? And we're John with Marmaduke. Yeah yeah well they did you a Marmaduke actually encourage you to go find that trailer and watch the dance sequence. It's amazing but by and large yes. This thing is so cold. It'll just burn you. It's so cold that happens with dry ice where it sticks to you and hurts. This couldn't be less appealing for kids today. Why did they make this? But I guess what was the beef with the character's design went back and looked. He doesn't look as cartoony. He had human teeth. Okay Yeah it looked like he was more like an animal and less like a cartoon yes and there are some problem with the is sonic one trade about sonic has always been the as basically one big. I. That's the brow comes out in the middle to create it looking to is but the first model was two very distinct. Far set is it was uncanny looking. I will say that it was a really weird looking model but the whole thing looks at a p q was even. He could giggle. He was just like all right. I'm not going to be in the worst one. It's funny that you bring up the Tim Miller connection because seeing this movie I kinda like start thinking about how deadpool came about you know when we first heard rumors that Ryan Reynolds wanted to do a deadpool movie and then we got this leaked footage with him in the dead pool costume and him making some wisecracks and then collection seen that got people excited for full movie. Got The groundswell. Go in and made the movie happen. This feels the very opposite way. How ABOUT SONIC? We'll have OFA. Looks like this no okay? Well what if we change it? No all right. We're GONNA make it anyway. Well no they changed it. They pushed it back three months. They decided instead of a November holiday. Release we're going to release it February now. I think they should have moved it anyway. Even if they weren't redesigning this hedgehog think about how many kids movies were coming out in November and December. Up against frozen to this thing. I mean okay and now it's coming out opposite fantasy island a horror blunt house film. Yeah Valentine's Day. I mean who wouldn't want to take a date to this and I gotta say going to the theater. I have never felt more cooled and as a middle-aged man walking in alone to buy this tick I had the best experience watching this. I didn't expect this movie to be ahead. I expected nobody really to go. Well yeah I mean again. This is so cold concept. I even playing the game. I got tickets for that theatre. We have in town with the recliners then. I decide right before the movie to check it. Sold out every seat. I got somebody sharing my love seat with me from what I understand. They had modest expectations for an opening. But they're now seeing it track close to sixty five million. Well I had I went to the recliner theatre had my seats booked and I'm lake. No not doing this. I'm going to your secret theatre Stewart. I'm going to the Janke. Yeah Yeah Yeah. That's definitely the way to go mushroom planet as it. Were I get there? Nobody it's the biggest auditorium. Nobody Nice and I'm walking in at like five. Oh two if there's nobody there and I'm like sitting there like well somebody's GonNa come. I'm not no one hundred percent private screening. That is nice privilege when you can just enjoy the whole theater to yourself. I wish I had Alanis Morissette with me. All I can say but by theater was fairly well attended. It was a matinee on Friday and it was a lot of people with children and me with no children. I don't know what's Crazier Stewart. You alone or a middle aged man like myself bringing my twenty five year old son into a theater half families. It's like oh boy. What are these guys doing? But you know what it make sense in the sense that has been around a while. Maybe the reason why James Marsden and some of the pull why it's going to make sixty five million is that there are some adults that want to see this because they remember this character from their youth. That was my thing when you were saying. Why not a kid? I don't think there are kids. I don't even think my nephews who are now in their twenties Have Fond Memories of Sonic? They were playing donkey Kong country and all of that they had the Super Nintendo when they were four right. So they weren't genesis kids and nobody was a Sega. Saturn Guy Right so I think that's why you have James Marsden who I looked up. I'm like how old is James Marsden because I remember him from X. Men and things and he felt older than me and X. Men. He is exactly my age. I had no clue. He's forty six and so that is the perfect age to relate to the audience. Who's GonNa come in people like me? Who Played Sonic in high school? I guess and Jim Carey. I think he'd never had a heyday bigger than the nineties. I think people who remember him from Ace Ventura and dumb. And dumber one not the horrible sequel or other sequel all of that. I think you're bringing Jim Carey back from the nineties to. Oh my God that I can't wait to talk about because that is something to behold but Arne give it to us. We were going to raise through. Sonic the Hedgehog but I come on down for some unlimited breadsticks and I wish I Hate Olive Garden on an alien world of anthropomorphized animals live. Sonic a blue hedgehog. Played by Ben Schwartz. Are you sure that there were many other creatures there? Yeah I just saw the owls you know. They were being attacked by other anthropomorphized creatures. We're going to talk about that okay. That was like Sonic has a superpower. He's really fast. And when his powers are discovered he's hunted on his world his Guardian and owl give sonic a bag of magic rings that open portals to other worlds. And I'm getting my bag of tomatoes and throw a screen. This is five minutes in. It's so bad to save sonics life. She sends them to Earth as she fights off the attacking creatures. I mean it's like Bambi Mom Right. It's just like the NBA. In fact it's better than being on earth. Sonic lives in secret for ten years in Green Hills Montana. He doesn't reveal his existence to anyone but he longs for companionship. He formed imaginer relationship with town. Sheriff Tom Wachowski played by James Marsden and his veterinarian wife Mattie played by Tika sumpter but sonic doesn't realize Thomas Restless and excited when his application to join the San Francisco. Police Department is approve one night. Sonic feels so lonely. He just runs as fast as he can which creates electricity and emp. Takes out all the power in the Pacific northwest. The government needs to investigate so they send in antisocial egotistical scientific genius Dr Robotic played by Jim Carey. Sonic plans leave earth but isn't excited by next world a mushroom world with no intelligent life procrastinating on leaving sonic hides and Tom shed but tom shoots sonic with his wife's trank gun and a portal is accidentally opened and Sonic's rings fall into San Francisco. So Tommy Sonic go on a road trip to San Francisco to recover. Sonic's rings all the While chased by robotic and his army of drones and on the way the two bond as they also tried to complete sonics bucket list of fun things he wants to do before leaving earth and Tom Realizes he doesn't need to join the San Francisco police to make a difference in the world and decides to stay in Montana robotic got one of Sonic's quills from Tom's house realizes it can be used to power. His machine and give them supersonic speed like sonic has sonic gets is rings and opens a portal back to greenhills where sonic and robot neck have their showdown. Sonic embraces his electricity power. He opens a portal to the mushroom world but he pushes robotic through it so sonic can safely live on earth in Tom's attic while robotic is stranded on mushroom world. But we see robotic saying. He'll be home by Christmas and an anthropomorphic. Fox named details arrives on earth looking for sonic as credits roll and his credit start rings around the paramount logo and I get really scared. A SEGA original film. They're more coming and did anyone recognize any of the other games that were being played in the Sega logo. I did see altered beasts in there I played a lot of genesis games. I didn't recognize one of them and I was trying to think of what character could be next and drawn a blank. And then they bring up the Sega Song say and I don't think a lot of people recognize this. They think every game started with that no before. Sonic like altered beast. You just had the logo and maybe a sound effect that say guy came with sonic one and became this iconic thing. When you put in a Sega game down I can't under value how amazing it was. It was like you had bought a new system when you put sonic in took the genesis to a next level that opening titles screen Stuart. It was so dramatic the way that like. They revealed like the Sega. Originals Tyler Lee normally settled down Sega. You'll be lucky to get a sonic too. But I don't see that they have a catalog with other characters. That will work. Oh I see Alex Kidd hitting theaters. Next year I dare them. Anyway we start where I feel like a lot of kids. Movies seem to do this like. It's a wraparound story. We see a blue streak of lightning zipping through San Francisco freeze frame. Sonic is looking fine. Whatever they've done to him. I don't have a problem with this character design. I don't know if people have gripes. I like it. They don't photo real. It's not quite who framed. Roger Rabbit animated. But it certainly isn't trying to be a real creature the way they did with the tech to peak shoe when all of the POK Mon in detector peak. It's you last year. Where they felt like they were trying to make them real and really freaking me out with things like Mister Mind here it looks legacy Gi game. That's interacting with the real world but it does so in a way that works. Yeah I mean bringing something like Sonic into a realistic thing is somewhat of a challenge so many different angles in like just the way. His Spicer always drawn well. That's always a choice just like with the simpsons you know. They're always drawn from like three quarters. When you see a simpsons character straight on it's like whoa that's weird so like to bring that into three D. It's got to be a challenge and I think they did a pretty good job. I was more distracted by just the masking issues of sonic against the background..
"sonic" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"I was an alternative kid. I liked my music different than what was on the mainstream. I like my video games. Different than the mainstream. The Sega Genesis was always cooler than Nintendo and. I always thought that this was so much better than Super Mario Brothers. Oh you're not alone on that I was reading History of Video Games book and Nintendo knew they were screwed. When House of pain's jump around came out and they say they played you like Sega. Nintendo's like crap that's a popular hip song and they're talking about the genesis okay. That was the dig that took them down. I mean you could see it even in the game I do think that robot. Nick is a parody of. Mario like the mustache and all of that living in a machine cold world. I think that yeah. They were the underdog when I bought my Sega Genesis. They were in the back of the toy store might not prominently displayed. It was considered a failed system until this game came out and turn things around for them will. Yeah before Sonic came out that system shipped with altered beast as the game that came with it so they were struggling for a hit. See I have a funny story about the Sega Genesis? I was really proud of my Nintendo eight bit system. And then Stewart came over bringing his Sega Genesis and the ghostbusters game and Michael Jackson's moon-walker and I was so jelly I was like screw. My Nintendo I need one of these. Like how many hours until you had one you do. As soon as you play that you would never go back to an eight bit. You'd be like this system sucks and you absolutely have to have the genesis. I did sell off a lot of my Nintendo game so I could go by the Sega Genesis. I played altered beast. I played ghostbusters. Played The hell Outta moon-walker but I had a date and I had no money. And so I sold my Sega Genesis ghostbusters. My moon-walker my altered beast so I could get a couple hundred bucks at the local pawn store and go have my date. Then month later I met a party. Not like a crazy drug fueled party but the most dangerous thing was some liquor and Swisher sweets keystone light. Okay Raucous Party I wasn't there probably at home drinking milk reading the Bible and somebody brought their Sega Genesis and I wandered over at Sonic. The hedgehog was there and I'm like ooh that's using and so I had to sell my CD collection so I could buy another Sega Genesis. I remember you doing this all the time. Quite frankly guess the transference of I'd have to have it and then it would be going to. The goodwill for pennies was a common phenomenon with you. I played sonic beat it then I went to college I was broke as hell sold it again of course but I sold it to my roommate so I got to play it all year and played sonic to play dot three on my nephew system so I played a lot of sonic and every time I get a new system or a new phone it seems like Sonic has released on it now. I've been playing that first. Sonic probably once every other year or so. Since nineteen ninety-one it's the velocity right. It's essentially a Mario game. It does the same things you're grabbing rings instead coins in boss side scroll but the fact that this guy could do that spin and like you could barely keep up. Sometimes you've actually fly out of the screen and then come back down. That was the amazing thing about sonic was so fast. I don't know how they were able to process it. Love the first game but the second one not sure I beat it it was harder and I remember. It was cool because it had that. First Person Perspective sometimes the Bonus. Greens were like you were running towards something in a tunnel. It was really cool. I'd never played anything beyond that. My family was always late to video game systems. After the whole Atari thing like it was probably ninety nine thousand nine hundred ninety before we've got an Nintendo in the house. So by Time Sega came around. It was like well. You guys just got an intendo make do with that but I did have a friend that had it and we were constantly at his house playing that game so yeah I mean I played the hell out of the first one a little bit of the second one and that's about where I dropped off late. I knew it kept going. But that's about where I left it. Let's face the Super Nintendo came out and genesis was suddenly beaten again. That's when everybody dropped out. That's why sonic the hedgehog three just didn't have the pull. It was number two. That had like the Las Vegas Stage Right. We could play pinball with sonic and he became the pinball and you went to all the bumpers and got all the coins entails might have been in it but like it just kind of floated in while you were playing. You couldn't play tails like a helicopter Fox that came in for reasons. And maybe help you do things as I recall. He followed behind your. Maybe that was three. Like you know if you the whole time. Was He the whole time? Yes he definitely was on my tail for reasons but I know his character. I didn't know the back story. I didn't know that there was a cartoon to explain all these characters and a back story. I missed all of that other stuff going on whether it wasn't I mean. Sonic the Hedgehog came out in nineteen ninety one and the story behind it is. Sega was like we need an icon. We need a mascot to compete with. Mario Yeah they had one. Has Anyone on this call. Heard of Alex Kidd Nope I mean maybe but I can't even visualize it so the answer is really no yeah. Apparently there were games. There were novels comic books. All about this Alex Kid. I don't know of any of them. Were released stateside. I mean remember say was always bigger in Japan. There were a lot of Sega Master System Games including Alex kids should nobody. I don't know if I was like a crazy crossover. Yeah I remember shelby but I don't know if this was a crossover because I think I was playing Ginobili. Two or three on the genesis so they needed something different they had a contest basically internally who can develop the best mascot now you said Dr Robotic was a parody of Mario he was actually one of the characters up for consideration as the mascot. The lawyers have gotten involved in that. Like come on. You have two guys. That are good. With machines and have long mustaches. No He's actually called egg man in Japan. He was always called egg man and nowadays. He's called egg man again even in the English stuff but when they released the US manually was called Dr Robotic because he has a lot of robots and that sounds Slavic. I'm guessing so this designer one out with sonic who had the blue color that matched the Sega logo. That's why he's blue. It's that exact same pan tone so they could match that so they're like okay. Here's the character. What's the game? We have no idea what the game is. One of their developers came up with a Tech Demo saying on the sixteen bit system. We could have the smoothest sprites ever now. The probably doesn't mean anything to a lot of movie goers the wave video gives us to work with SPRITES. What is a sprite? It's a static image. It's a J. PAG or it's actually a bit map and every time the character moved you were just like showing different images as you had to. Have somebody draw all of them. And that's why you know. Mario looks left. Martin it looks right. You don't have him. Transition is just a suddenly. You have a different image on your screen. I've done some sprite based gaming. It's tricky well in this system. They realized they could have so many sprites that it actually appeared to have smooth motion before we had three games. And I don't mean like with glasses but three d rendered graphics that had smooth motion. They found out they could do this with the genesis as they said. Okay here's our mascot. Here's the most impressive sprite technology we've had. Let's put it out on the genesis huge game absolutely but I never feel like sonic got the Mario recognition. Because he was a Sega character he had the first game on Genesis and they actually made less cool and released for the Sega Master System for anybody who had that one but wanted sonic that had sonic the Hedgehog to you guys. Remember the SEGA CD that you could plug into. Your Genesis is coming in. I was leaving. That's what I remember talking to video games. That time they had well they had sonic the Hedgehog CD. I had a game gear. If you remember those competing with Gameboy it was portable but it actually had color and better graphics and aid battery life of about thirty minutes as I recall you might be level before it goes dark. They put out sonic chaos for that and in ninety four when Super Nintendo was really hot and we were starting to go to the next generation. They put out sonic three sonic and knuckles. Who the hell's nocco knuckles is kind of a bigger stronger. Okay I saw him. I watched a walk-through original to have some Nostalgia Fund and then I'm like let me just pick a random game to see what he might have done in the future and he was. There was like a whole bunch of new characters. I did not recognize it. Seems like they've always retained what I love about the game. Which is that you can fly off. It's all about getting that air. Lift you know moving really fast. And this one was shooting up into the clouds and hopping around clouds and new perspectives. But it was still the same idea of rolling tumbling collecting rings. Yeah most of the Games retained that now. There are some others that I played. I went back and played some of the newer games. What I think Sonics downfall was. It was a Sega character and the Sega thirty two x never really caught on and then the Neo Geo by the time we rolled around to the year two thousand. Sega was out of the hardware business. They're like we're just GONNA make games. Let other people do the hardware we lost? I mean we're there with what was it. The Jaguars system that was the last one. I recall seeing advertised. I would say that. It's a function of. Sega made their bones by one upping nintendo which started this leapfrogging process until Sega couldn't keep up and now it seems like video game systems kind of upgrade at the same time playstation five in a camera on the same time as new xbox so they're not leapfrogging over technology anymore they're just kind of gentlemen's agreement that we're going to do it around the same time and. I think Sega kind of lost that battle but you can't keep one up the other guy and Nintendo got out of the hardware race. I mean if you want the fastest processor you're buying an xbox or you're buying a playstation Nintendo. The current Nintendo switch. I think has the power of a playstation three where they're gonNA get. You is different types of Gameplay and really focus on game mechanics and giving you the best games. But they're not even competing in this hardware wars anymore right. What they're lane was and stuck with it and did it well and yet I do feel like they say while being number two always they did get sonic in the macy's Day parade. They did make a show. I don't know if he had a serial or not but I feel like they really did. Try wanted him to stand out and be identifiable and if you were GonNa make a movie of Sonic. I would have thought you would have done it. Twenty five years ago. Well they almost did remember. The game came out ninety one by the time we get to ninety three. There's two animated series simultaneously. Oh I didn't realize that. There's the adventures of sonic the hedgehog which was after school syndicated so they did one year and sixty five episodes. You know because they were doing five shows a week. You can find that on Netflix. I actually hunted that one down. The whole thing is like on the planet Mobius they just basically make it look like the video game never ends. It's TEX avery looney tunes kind of humor. They focus very much on the comedy. I could only tolerate one episode of it and the episode. I watched doctor robotic had stolen some girlfriend from a guy in high school thirty years ago and sonic was reuniting this guy with the girlfriend and getting Dr Robotic out of the way. I don't think the episodes were sending the message. They thought they were sending because it really seemed like they were bullying the fat bald dude. There is a way of looking at that and I do this movie. Yes if your sympathies live with Jim Carey you might have a different experience at sonic was voiced by Jalil White. Oh pitch one off from dead. I do that. I didn't really like the animation style..
"sonic" Discussed on Dude Soup
"I'm just saying. I know that, but it's always been bad. But there are people who love sonic, despite it being trash, and so it's like we'll just dig into the stuff that those people like which is like the furry culture and knuckles. And don't don't have a story where he he ends up in fuck. No, ours are Greenhill land three. It doesn't live in green hills on he lives in Greenhills. Oh, you mean because of the billboard? Yeah. Sonic and underdog character. He's got everything does cool hip. He's muscular, and he's really. With two tales. That's why sonic three starts with him already. Having the chaos emeralds flying up onto the beach. That's right. He's hit by knuckled loses the emeralds now he has to start over from the beginning with nothing. He ran for that story because he does the men's roles, and he goes on to circle up and down people forget, the verticality of sonic, Jerry. He'll jump inside a giant ring. And then he runs around. And he gets all the Bloomberg is always been bad. Everyone knew the movie was going to be bad. Just let it be bad. I don't begrudge anyone for enjoying songs. There's clearly a fan base behind it. They do all sorts of weird fan art and a bunch of other stuff. It's like make something for them. It's taking the plot of speed racer and made it into sonic dragon drought. Sonic are the racing games, sonic card or mind? What is the plot of sonic, the original James, Dr robot, Nick is a mad scientist who experiments on animals, and he's basically kidnapping animals to put them into his machines like Mechanising them. This is ever anywhere. It might be in the instruction manuals or Jusin dough though, thank you. What's the plot of spot the Sonics pinball? No, no. I just want to know sonic. Okay. Sonics pinball animals. Yeah. He's making nizing animals. And so this one very capable animal..
"sonic" Discussed on WPUL Radio 1590
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"sonic" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"Sonic looks up and down but has to mit they're just like the same style spikes the same ace read trainers the same devil mature the same devilmaycare attitude they're so cool you almost feels overawed by them on till he remembers that he's just as cool no no he's cooler because he's the original and and they're just copies aren't they got dam on it can challenge them to a race or ask them about bob man get got ask him about yeah we're just gonna have to raise them let's find out fifty eight i hate this book you have to do every single thing there's no disalvo ones one way that you win go at bought man hey sonic says and if you go inside truck out a slip past gyro boakye giant robot ask what are the other sonics i don't understand the chinese robot our friend isn't it the third sonic nods in agreement see continues the other one high knew he was fake when get him sonic must think of something fast if he's to stop the tufo as on no yeah what's from beating the stuffing out of him does he check their does he check their parents is or does he challenge them to a race a race why have these other options yeah right one eighty six it's all come back to this all right so it is just going to all come down to roles and we know we can't roll well no not no emily's the best roller in the crew.
"sonic" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"Fucking us yeah tunnel is like most of boombox is long twisting and dark sonic follows it around up down left right back up and down until he's dizzy and board was that the canonica almost up down left yeah close as it lands as it as lasted ends and sonic emerges in the sunlight he is standing in a square in the city bronze robot scurry around ignoring him most of the buildings are two or three stories higher than when he last saw them and the collage machines and devices are almost finished then one st is a large star shaped building coveted scaffolding and many of the construction robots are hurrying in that direction sonic and investigate it oregon head towards the city gates or search city for any more of his friends who are trapped here i guess we should do this or church friends yeah that would be the we still good thing to teach a kid we haven't found princess sally yet sonics girlfriend she don't girlfriend it's his girlfriend i'm going to focus piece sonic wanders while what do you think who you think is the youngest person ever have a side piece this question i don't know i don't like that there's a sevenyearold out there who has has a lot of girlfriends i can i roll the see if i have to answer that question yeah anything above a one you don't have to answer that okay twenty we absolutely seem rolling the fuck.
"sonic" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"This j case is as is as buff in real life looks on tv sonic looks around the wreckage broken circuits damage devices twisted wires wait what's that it looks like a game cartridge for a game gear yeah baby eg get up we love it we slip it up crack the memories of robotic does tales have to buck cracks me more no his one book crack but but holes and then his tales can sort of go on each cheek and pull the cheeks apart of his one buck crack one buck creek one but crack but to bud holes this big fox is so damn swale all right let's see the only word printed on it is blitz craig sonic knows that blitzkrieg is a very sudden attack but the odds spelling puzzles in he can puck at the cartridge and talk to tales right under the vital statistics and turn to section eighty one or see what happened to be put it in the game gear show you talk to tales about it or she tales put in the game gear we're gonna talk to i think we need to save it for once we can yeah shove it in other bottle bats he miles how's it going would you do this weekend sonic looks down at his muddy pal okay how are you muddy pal yes miles groans and stands up i'm okay i think you're flies thanks for saving me you're a true acquaintance sonic is in the blushing type.
"sonic" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"This could have just wrecked it fuck we should erect it give it and bits of smoking plastic wiz around sonic who gets up from the bush the bush he fell into brushes himself down and looks around there's nothing left at the computer except a single gold ring which takes dope read this down on his vital statistics on golden ring yeah he does he put the ring up his ass yes that's exactly what it says in the book congratulations thanks if you think sonic should go and search the wreck part of the zone turned sixty six if he hasn't used the spring yet to survey the area turn to fifty nine because we do the spring because at tales is fighting a robot we gotta get the tail gotta get detail little buddy feeling of jin we don't wanna do everything because we don't want to be here all day we're doing great so far though yeah we've got one ring ring on nothing else diary we've turned the page several times and having been gassed yeah i've been asked yet when we have celebrated jesus christ in his name in glory sonic knocks the spring down from the tree takes a running leap at it and his fired high into the sky like a streak of blue lightning he soars way above the level of above the level of trees and as you reached the top of his jump twists to look all around him cool the zone is deserted there's no sign of anyone the turned up area stretches to the north and at the edge of the rise in sonic just glimpses of flash as the sunlight reflects of something metallic then gravity catches him and pulls him down wait what was that something in the wreckage sonic aims for the spring and his fired back into the air yes he did see something it's tails battling to bronze egg shaped robots happy easter everyone he's putting up quite a fight but the robots are tough foes sonic thinks about shouting to his friend but decides not to instead he lands beside the spring and wonders about his next move if sonic should go to help tales turn.