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"steeplechase park" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:43 min | 3 months ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Night trivia. And we've got three big hours. No, I've got a question picks. It's a straggler from last week. If you're paying attention, and maybe you thought about it during the week However, all the bumpers numbers are up for grabs as well. Anything we play if you can give me the title and artist, you're an instant winner, and one of them was a number one record. Most of them you guaranteed. Never heard of in your life, but surprised me if you don't like my question, and you don't like my bumpers. Well, you can have your own category and sky is the limit on that, as we prove every Monday night. So, with that in mind lining up Bill and Bella is going to kick it off. He's had a week to think about it. Welcome back to WGN radio Bill. Yeah, I don't know if we, uh, consultations done me any good, but I'll give it a go here. Okay? Uh, my first guest is homesickness. No, and I probably should read the question in case in case there's somebody who missed that last week. In World War two. This only happened to about one and 50 soldiers. But at the start of the Gulf War, it was one in four What not homesickness next? Well, in the old days, They called them social diseases. Oh, God here. No, no. Well, that there's not a whole lot to do in the sandbox. Anyway, Um The next one is, um, a good old Montezuma's revenge. No. Okay, It's the opposite of Montezuma's revenge. No Okay, and final guest is going to be an athlete's foot. No Okay, well, that that does it for Visit for the For the start of question for for the For the Make your own category. I was wondering if I get to the 18 93 Columbian exposition that took place in Chicago. All right. Why would you know about this? Well, um, last week's question kind of tied into it, because that was where, um Herman W much at, uh Did his did his abducting so it it does kind of tie into it. The last week's question. Yeah, I guess we could say that. All right, And you have a lot of knowledge of this, do you? You've studied up completely. And you're well aware that a lot of knowledge, but I'll give it a try. Anyway. All right, all right. Let's see what we can what we can do. Now. Now it had attractions, of course that were strictly separated from the exhibition halls. The attractions were kind of interesting because it featured the world's first. What Well, Are you looking well, there were some first there, but they're looking for Ferris wheel. Yes, yes. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. 264 ft High at 36 cars, each of which could accommodate 40 people. Yeah, And and the scary thing that was the way they engineer it. The so called spokes of the wheel didn't look like they were capable of supporting the weight of the wheel. So some people were mildly fearful that if they went up on it They wouldn't come back down again, or at least they would come back down, and it's sort of controlled way. But yes, it was. It was a very big deal there. And if I remember correctly, the The the Ferris wheel got sold, and they set up in the 19 4 ST Louis world's fair to and meet money that Now, In fact, the rides and such, we're, uh, we're so Splenda horrific that it was the inspiration for So well, it depends on who you talk to. But some people say that the the so called White City was the inspiration for Disneyland because Walt Disney's dad worked on that. Well, that's interesting. I was going for Steeplechase Park in Coney Island, but either way You're you're absolutely a winner. And so, uh, yes. Yes. And Edward Muybridge was there giving lectures on the science of animal locomotion. All right. Well, how about that? So as usual, you are a winner. Also, by the way, there's a coasters record that ties into this, Don't you know? No, I had no idea about that. How does that tie in Little Egypt was there Oh, oh, boy. Yeah, the infamous belly dancer. Yes, the hoochie coochie. Yeah. You bet you so what's interesting is the guy who designed a lot of this Saul Bloom. He came up with the Little Egypt song, not the one that coaster says. Obviously, that was Lieber and Stoller. But the original one he composed it for the dancers. Idiot didn't copyright it So what immediately went into the public domain? So, Yeah, the that that really tacky sounding song that they used in about 10,000 tacky movie. Yes, yes, who was proud of him? Was he made a ton of money off the The exhibition and you end up losing at all, Because if I remember correctly, he sunk it into refrigerated train cars to transport perishable goods back and forth, But I guess it was a Pullman strike on at the time. And freight just wasn't moving. So he had these lovely refrigerator cars that weren't going anywhere. And all of all, the perishables that were being transported ended up by going back, so it's pretty Pretty hard way to lose a fortune. Well, that's interesting. Now all I knew about him he was chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which I thought was, you know kind of a jump from the midway. But then again, looking at today's politics, not at all. So you are a winner. Oh, well, I think of it. I meant to ask. Did you know John Taylor from Duran Duran? No. Okay, Because you mentioned his name last weekend. I was a trip You knew of him. Or if you actually knew him? No, no, no, not not not a close personal friend or any anything like that. But you know, how can you not know? I'm Duran Duran in the eighties was just just huge to say the least. Wow. Yeah, definitely. Eighties man. Yes. Hang on. Don't go away. Yeah, and, of course, coincided with the rise of MTV as well as perfect for them. All right. So we've got, uh Griffin and Antioch who wants eighties baseball trivia..

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:38 min | 7 months ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Patrick Osborne. This news is brought to you by Valley Side Medical Clinic. Dycom Governor Greg Abbott has turned to the military and law enforcement for help and responding to the severe winter weather that's frozen the state governor habits, deployed the National Guard to conduct welfare checks and to assist local authorities and transporting Texans to one of the 135 local warming centers across the state Guard is also using 28 high mobility vehicles and an ambulance. 3300. DPS troopers have also been said to the areas hit her. Artist. As for the rotating electricity outage is expected to continue today, Abbott says her cot and the Public Utility Commission are working nonstop to restore power. Chris Fox News Radio K. L. B. J. Austen Energy is still not really able to give any timelines as to when your power may come back on. A lot of people have been without power for more than 24 hours, as the sub freezing temperatures remain outside. Jacqueline sergeant with Austin Energy says they have shed all of the non essential load they can to comply with. Our God got to that maximum point, and there's basically we're stuck here. Until we can get some reprieve from ERCOT and can start releasing some of those circuits. Some reports have come in that the inside temperature and some Austin Holmes has fallen to 40 degrees. First responders been kept very busy since the cold weather and snow first roll through town. Austin, Travis County E. M s as he got more than 1000 calls Just yesterday In Boston. Firefighters had to tend to a handful of fires, His people with no power desperately sought some semblance of heat within their own homes. Since last night. M s officials say several people have had to be treated for carbon monoxide issues related to using items like charcoal to try to heat their homes from the inside. Water pipes are very much at risk. Right now. That's another issue that's kept firefighters busy is more than 500 of those calls came in just yesterday. As the weather remains bitter cold. You should try to keep your faucets dripping to minimize the chance of your pipes Freezing. There are various warming centers now around central Texas, along with the Palmer Event Center and the downtown Austin Salvation Army. The Hays School district is also providing some of its Busses is warming centers for people living in Kyle. The locations include Steeplechase Park, Niggly Elementary, Orchard Park, ST Anthony's and the Quail Ridge Neighborhood. No food or drinks will be provided with the weather sticking around a lot of Austin. I've been forced to stay home, and some are wondering whether or not their jobs may pay for their snow days off from construction workers to part timers. Uncertainty looms along with the cold Weather area homebuilder 11. Whitmire says he moved to Austin and the beginning of the year and isn't sure how his higher ups will handle this as being new. I'm not sure how this all works when the office shuts down if that's paid or not paid So.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:42 min | 7 months ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"K L. B. J on Patrick Osborne. This news is brought to you by Hedgehog Dental and Topping Austin's news governor, Greg Abbott has turned to the military and law enforcement for help in responding to the severe winter weather that's frozen the state governor habits, deployed the National Guard to conduct welfare checks and to assist local authorities and transporting Texans to one of the 135 local warming centers across the state Guard is also using 28 high mobility vehicles and an ambulance. 3300. DPS troopers have also been said to the areas hit hardest. As for the rotating electricity outage is expected to continue today, Abbott says her cot and the Public Utility Commission are working nonstop to restore power. Chris Fox News Radio K. L. B. J. Austen Energy is still not really able to give any timelines as to when your power may come back on. A lot of people have been without power for more than 24 hours, as the sub freezing temperatures remain outside. Jacqueline sergeant with Austin Energy says they have shed all the non essential load they can to comply with her car got to that maximum point, and there's were basically we're stuck here. Until we can get some reprieve from ERCOT and can start releasing some of those circuits. Some reports have come in that the inside temperature and some Austin Holmes has fallen to 40 degrees. First responders been kept very busy since the cold weather and snow first roll through town, Austin, Travis County E. M s as he got more than 1000 calls Just yesterday in Boston. Firefighters had to tend to a handful of fires. His people with no power desperately sought some semblance of heat within their own homes. Since last night, M s officials say several people have had to be treated for carbon monoxide issues related to using items like charcoal to try to heat their homes from the inside. Water pipes are very much at risk. Right now. That's another issue that's kept firefighters busy is more than 500 of those calls came in just yesterday. As the weather remains bitter cold. You should try to keep your faucets dripping to minimize the chance of your pipes Freezing. There are various warming centers now around central Texas, along with the Palmer Event Center and the downtown Austin Salvation Army. Hays School district is also providing some of its Busses is warming centers for people living in Kyle. The locations include Steeplechase Park, Niggly Elementary, Orchard Park, ST Anthony's and the Quail Ridge Neighborhood. The Busses are being made available as of 7 a.m., but no food or drinks will be provided. With the weather sticking around. A lot of Austinites been forced to stay home, and some are wondering whether or not their jobs may pay for their snow days off from construction workers to part timers. Uncertainty looms along with the cold Weather area homebuilder 11. Whitmire says he moved to Austin and the beginning of the year and isn't sure how his higher ups will handle this as being new. I'm not sure how this all works when the office shuts down if that's paid or not paid So.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

08:20 min | 11 months ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"And Steeplechase Park, but but Dreamland just sort of had this cachet about it. I think it was one of them. One of the newer parks at the time but but Coney Island in those days was I think one of the things that fascinated me about it was it was a place where the rules of Manhattan didn't approve. It was a place where you know, you got on these these thrill rides and if if you were the young lady it was okay to grab a hold of the young man next to you while you're on or vice versa, you know things that you could not do when you're walking down the streets of of Manhattan and there were a lot of things like that where they sort of these these very strict rules of etiquette and society that that applied to almost every social stratum in in Manhattan at the time were very eased and lifted when you went to Coney Island and it was a it was a chance to kind of break and to be yourself a little bit more than than you were able to be in you know, 1906 or 1907 in in Manhattan. Yeah. So before our next raid here, I just want to talk What about the structure of the book and just introduce the characters? So they'll let them know who's appearing in these readings. You got to time. You're in the 2008-2010. In Manhattan New York with two main characters. Well, primarily Robert. He's the author who's been successful at a young age. He's got a novel out. He's a he's considered sort of a literary genius. He's got people who want to interview him. He's the guy who loves Hardy Boys cuz and worked with his dad and so forth and then you got the early nineteen-hundreds also in New York City and three characters magnetom and Jean who sort of become kind of like this month's Triumph front of Protagonist on a mission, right? Yeah. Yeah. They're they all three of them for very different reasons are interested in breaking into this world of writing series books for children and they kept working together and I wanted to try to represent. I mean, you know with three characters you can only represent so much but I wanted to represent as many different aspects of of the birth of that. As I could so so Maga is is a from a German immigrant family. She came to New York as a as a two year old and very much wants to be American. You know, she just she doesn't speak German. She doesn't want to you know opine about the old country She Wants To Be An American Thomas from a wealthy touchbanking family lives in a Fifth Avenue Mansion, you know, and then Gene is sort of a scientific genius, but also and Gene was really interesting character to write cuz Jean is what we would today call a gay man, but we wouldn't have used that language. In 1906 and the whole view of of homosexuality and homosexual Behavior was so different in the early Twentieth Century from what it is. Now from what it has been since that that required a lot of research to get him. Right but he lives, you know down on the in the what we would Now call Greenwich Village area and you know, his father's wage bakeries sort of working-class family. So it's it's a real cross-section of of New York even just in those three characters. Yeah. So we're going to have some rates involved in this characters, but first we're going to start with this rating you've got the divorce the father and a son's love of books and their their fascination with what they think was the last book written involved the tremendous Trio and there's a Just a sort of where the mystery gets starting to develop in the book because you know you find out that Robert is trying to find more out about what's happening in the early nineteen hundreds and the tradition Trio and he's promised his father. He's going to go find you know, the rest of this chapter this first reading I think sort of reveals a mystery about that chapter anything else you will say about that before you go. I mean, I guess the only thing to say about that is that is that all of the children series books that are mentioned in the novel are real books except the tremendous Trio books and and the so they're so each of the three characters from Tom and Magda and and and Gene that each write their own series book and then they end up sort of combining forces to bring their three characters together as sort of a crossover series and and that's the tremendous Trio. So those those books are are fictional. Of course, it was great fun to write try to write a little bit in that style. So yeah, this is this is a scene where birth Robert is kind of looking at his boxes of old old books and and remembering why he was so interested in them. New York City Upper West Side 2010 Robbie and his father had rationed out the final box of Pops books to make them last which meant that Robbie had just turned twelve when they reached the final boss in the tremendous Trio series when they had opened the cover of the tremendous Trio around the world Robbie discovered a packet of several fragile Pages held together by a rusty staple. I remember those said his father with a smile. What are they said Robbie we have to read the book first set. His father. Robbie had loved the tremendous Trio around the world, but his father read an excruciating a slow pace almost as if you wanted to delay the moment the two of them finally looked at those mysterious Pages now Robert picked up the packet with an echo of the excitement. He had felt over 20 years ago. Do you want to read it Robby? It said to his father when they finally finished the round-the-world adventure. You read it said his father leaning back in his chair and closing his eyes slowly. Now sitting alone in his study Robert picked up the stapled packet of printed pages off his desk and began to read the last adventure of the tremendous Trio. You were old enough now old enough to know what the world is really like to know that not every young man is either clean-cut and well-behaved or scruffy and evil to know that the good guys always win that the Dark Side of human nature is darker than you thought and that boys and girls do more than kiss on the cheek and hold hands. We think you're old enough that when you see a girl or perhaps a boy off you feel a certain stirring feel Hayes cover your eyes and Clarity disappear and urges. Well up inside you were old enough to know that even made up characters in books can't always be heroes and that you will not always be a hero sometimes even the best characters do Dreadful things and sometimes in all likelihood you will to you were old enough to know about secrets and hidden places. And so we are going to tell you Are your parents watching make sure they are not before you read any further. This is not going to be an ordinary adventure story. This is going to be something altogether different something. We think you were ready for them, but be sure no one can see you because not everyone will agree with us. Not your parents and certainly not our publisher. So find a comfortable spot where no one will discover you and prepare yourself. This may be the last adventure of the tremendous Trio but it will be the first one that tells you the truth and for goodness sake when you're not wrong just keep it hidden away. If your parents find it Well, we wouldn't want to be around to see what happens Dexter Cornwall Neptune be Smith buck Larson wage and that's enough to get the juices flowing by the father and the son we got to find the we gotta find the rest of that story, right? Yeah. So I mean I thought it would be fun. If you know these they got involved in writing these children series books, the publisher keeps telling them, you know, they're stratemeyer had all these rules about you know, the good kids were a hundred percent good and the bad guys were a hundred percent bad and you know, the the kids could never there's all these lists of behavior that they were never allowed to engage in you know, and so I thought well what if you know what these writers got fed up with that and for one reason or another we have to Discover what they decided they were going to write a book that was a little bit more truthful about the human and the Adolescent experience than you know,.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

04:02 min | 11 months ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

"Experience. If you ever get the chance the last time we went on one, my kids loved it but we got higher and higher. My wife was very nervous and kept saying I just want out. George. Washington gale fairest junior designed, and built the first ferris wheel for the fair. It was two hundred and sixty four feet tall with thirty six passenger cars, which could each hold up to sixty people in each car tolling total of two thousand one, hundred, sixty people. That's a huge wheel from the top affairs as wheel visitors could look out the breathtaking sights of the park below. I also learned that after riding the Ferris wheel, one of the visitors loved it so much. It inspired him to create America's first major amusement park steeplechase park in coney. Island New York. Famous artists and sculptors from around the world showed off their artwork and sculptures. There were also many talent shows such as a famous bodybuilder showing off his amazing strength and Harry Houdini. The famous escape artist, he put on a magic show. Musicians from far and wide came to perform at the fair and show off their variety of talents. This included Scott Joplin hula dancers, a soprano violinists the Chicago symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Buffalo Bill Cody was famous showman who traveled to the fair he and his wild west show didn't get a spot inside the fair but they came anyway and set up nearby. Visitors watched and fascination soldiers and Lakota Sioux warriors rode around on horses and had fake gunbattles. At the fair new foods were also on display these included bubblegum brownies and Milton Hershey was there to show off his latest style of chocolate bar. The United States new pledge of allegiance. The one you might say in school was I recited by school children at the Chicago world's fair. A football game was played in the evening and visitors could take hot air balloon riots. Like I mentioned earlier, the fair was called. The world's Columbian Exposition after Christopher Columbus. In his honor three life sized versions of his ships, the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria were shown at the fair. These ships were actually built in Spain and then moved all the way across the ocean to be put on display. A very popular exhibit. Even one of Christopher Columbus's descendants Duke of their route. Even one of Christopher Columbus's descendants the Duke of Veraguas traveled from Spain to represent his family..

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

"By a shark. Say That again, you're more likely to Diana rollercoaster than be killed by a shark and those are my only two choices. Stay out of the waters. fucking rollercoasters. Coney island you all know it. During. The eighteen seventies and eighties, a bunch of luxury hotels were built there and a railroad was when in for rich people to go hang out. At Coney Island. was described has been described as both heaven at the end of a subway ride and the poor man's paradise. Those are your only choices. I have a couple friends I toby stories about passing out on the subway and ending up at Coney Island Really At the end of a fun night. When they get long held tradition. Get a job at the roller coaster. There are worse places to end up at the end of the night. Drinking. Tony Allen outside McNair. Okay Coney Island became famous for having several of the best known amusement parks in the world. So I didn't know this and you might not like. It a couple of different amusement parks, kind of competing against each other, and then the boardwalk with a bunch of other fuck and things to get on and get hurt on. But it had the world's first roller coaster, the switchback railway. So, let's start with the steeplechase park. In it in. The questions in the back. Is that a thing? By I'm about to find out you're not. The name from what I understand the the CBA chases like Insane Horse Race Oh okay. Because I've photo of it. Didn't. Bother to care. which is basically the motto of this podcast. I figured it was like, Mr. Edwards steeplechase. Horses. In Eighteen Ninety, seven steeplechase park open as the first of the three original parks built on. Coney. Island. and. So right off the fucking bat several people are seriously hurt when they stood up. On the whip, which was one of the rides. It's the one where. Okay. So we have a photo of it. So the whip stand up on the ride guys fucking rule number wine don't stand up. To, okay this is the wit. It's kind that it goes around in circle ask. And this is good. Doesn't fun. Shit in the middle is would. That's would. Oh, it's made of the same thing that dentures were made out of. Absolutely not underneath that circle there's too old meals that are so mad so tired. Eight. Year. Old Children. MOMS hand to get a job this summer. That's right. Okay others are injured during the fall those the perks rotating barrels, which is just when I just don't know why they trust people not to be stupid. It's the one where like it's just a huge barrel rotates and run through it and fucking slam your stupid face into the. Zach, their injured there, and then a few patrons fall off the steeplechase horses because they fucking stand up on them. Those. That's the. Right. There s them building the Brooklyn Bridge be talking about. that. Makes Sense people would pay to get thing woman sitting in front of the dude they went on together without her dresses and shit. Is Okay, well, it was built in eighteen, ninety seven. Around there. Okay on. Manual Labor how is this a fucking? On August six, nine, hundred, thirty, five year olds over their. Saddles. Like you're, you're pretending to write a metal horse directly up up the thing. And the tracks are right there get everything caught in them. Okay Okay I'm. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, a ten year old named John Barak fell off his horse. Plunged ten feet to the wooden platform but low suffering brain injuries and by. This is this is a stummer podcasts around to tell you. All Fun. And then nine years later in nineteen forty, four girl fell out of a car on the on the fast moving silver streak and she was hospitalized. She's okay. Oh, good. Shoot Wells nineteen, forty four. So she's probably dead but. I don't know how. You can't be responsible for saying how every single person that went to coney island. Too much. Okay. So then this other park open called Luna Park in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three. And the thunderbolts is built. One. Hundred Twenty, five, they've been on it. It's literally a thunderbolt with satellite. Harnessed the power and then you stand up while you're on it, it was one of the first wooden roller coasters. One of the tracks scales, the top of a building, and it was featured Annie Hall. You've seen it as as the boyhood had home of album singer. Here's a picture of it. That's right. That's not it. Oh, wait. That's actually Luna. Park when it burnt the fuck down. That's a dangerous ride. That's right. Yeah I'll tell you all about that in a minute. But the other one. So okay, there's no picture I the word picture wait I left the word picture in or Stephen Sucked. He's at home giggling and twisting. Them. So the thunderball had two serious accidents. There was this roller coaster. It in. Nineteen twenty five woman was killed when she was fucking listen to this she was thrown forward and hit her head on the metal handlebar in front of her. twenty-five you say nineteen twenty five. Okay bomber. Yes. and. Then in one, thousand, twenty, six at three car train stalled partway up the hill it rolled back down. And was struck by the fucking train coming back out. That's right. It was twelve people were injured and one was. Hurt. Then the Mile Sky chaser slash octopus, which is just octopus with like all these. And it spins around. and. in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, seven, thirty, seven, Year Old Jersey resident bell after a sudden. From the Mile Sky Chaser as the car he was in reached one of the high points. This is a different thing roller coaster. He died immediately a sudden lurch two hours. Later, two girls were on another ride the octopus did. When the apparatus went out of order and.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on The Secret History of Hollywood

The Secret History of Hollywood

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on The Secret History of Hollywood

"George till Eugenia tend not to be as good as his word Archie. Cool. The following morning and was instructed to report to Coney Island's steeplechase park that very day. Junior met him that personally and laid out the job he had in mind. Naci was to donna bright green coat jockey's cap and long, black? Pants. The final edition to this costume was a pair of long dark stilts upon which archie was the parade, the boardwalks declaring the wonders of Steeplechase Park and attractions such as the FROLIC spinning ride bumper cars, racing derby carousel and Venetian Gondolas. The pay was forty dollars a week and coupled with selling ties and the odd escort job archie was suddenly in the paint financially. The still job was grind and when he wasn't being groped at by immovable crowds of infants who is being harassed by way would street gangs who took delight in trying to fell this walking advertisement? But Archie persevered. Remarkably through sheer force of will see it pods suddenly began to find. He enjoyed a two week run in a musical playing the spirit of the theater, a role that called upon him to Donna Leah Todd and emerge from a trap door. The opening of the show explaining the forthcoming delights for the audience. Perhaps, this role would have extended beyond two weeks. Had it not been for a technical hitch? So Archie give his speech and then descend back into the floor of the stage. On this particular occasion, the lift bearing him down became jammed half way leaving his shoulders and head jutting from the floor and with no way of elegantly freeing himself rather than bring down the Kuttan. The stage manager instead insisted that the show go on around Archie. And for the next forty minutes, the audience was treated to the sight of this spirit of the theater as he flinched and yelped each time dances foot flew perilously close to his face. A week was spent as a mind. Two weeks were spent Pratt falling with other cummings. For a full month, he was employed as a carnival Baca between nine PM and midnight all while stilt walking across the steeplechase park boardwalk and doing his best to avoid the bowery street thugs who wished to topple him..

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

The Ladies of Strange

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

"That's how a lot of fares are really says it was like I. Think the Georgia State Ferrets like seven bucks for kids, and then like fifteen for adults weird okay. The fair was originally meant to be closed on Sundays but the Chicago Women's Club petition that it stay open. They felt that if the exposition was closed on Sunday odor, stick to those who cannot take time off work during the week to see it all in all, there were fourteen main great buildings centered around a giant reflective pool, called the grand basin, the centerpiece of the fair, the large water pool represented the voyage of Columbus the voyage Columbus took to the new world. Quick Question. Yes, which I probably should wait until you're done with your notes to ask, but there any like world's fairs now yeah, because I can't think of. Everything right now cancelled right? Okay to be yes, but the answer is no. I, don't I know that there's a lot of Mike Large fairs. The only thing I can think of where it's like the world is the Olympics. But that's not really. That's not a fair and that's canceled. Yeah, and you've got like Miss, universe and. That's a pageant. Yeah, but I can't think of anything where it's like the whole world I mean you had the Olympics that'd be the closest. That's again not a fair so i. don't know okay. Continue on when we say the fourteen green buildings. Also the fair was the first with an area for amusements that was strictly separate from the exhibition halls. This area developed by a young music promoter Sol bloom concentrated on Midway Playa Soul, and introduce the term midway to American English to describe the area of Carnival or fair with a sideshows are located. It included carnival rides, including the original Ferris wheel built by George Washington Gale Ferris Junior. She tried to demonstrate with her computer affairs. The wheel was two hundred and sixty four feet high had thirty six cars, each of which could accommodate forty people. Oh, go! One attendee later credited the site he saw on the Chicago Midway for inspiring him. To Create America's first major amusement park steeplechase park in Coney Island New York Newark was still biddle that they didn't fair fair. The fair included a very popular exhibit that was a joint project of the governments of Spain on the United States that house the life size reproductions of Christopher Columbus, three ships. The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. which did you know that the Nina's real name was not Nina night, did not it was Santa Clara. So it was the Santa. Clara, the paint and the Santa Maria I'm not sure where need came from I didn't look that far into it rhymed, probably make it easier to remember on. The ships were constructed in Spain and then sailed to America for the exposition Edward Mobridge gave a series of lectures on the science of animal locomotion in the zoo brexit graphical. Built specifically for that purpose. He used his zoo practice scope to show his moving pictures to a paying public. The hall was the First Commercial Movie Theater. So the Sky Goes World Fairs Pretty Pop oh, just you wait. It's like you had all the new inventions happening there something. Oh, well whole that the street in Cairo included the popular dancer known as Little Egypt. She introduced America to the suggestive version of the belly dance known as the Hoochie Coochie. Way Down Yonder on the huge huge. Huge. To the tune said to have been improvised by Sol Bloom, and it is the song that is now more commonly associated with snake.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on American Innovations

American Innovations

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on American Innovations

"Then you really had to control the space itself, and that's one of the important things that theme. Theme Parks today designers of Theme Parks and operators take for granted. It's about the queuing. It's about the flow the pedestrian traffic, and of course, the whole goal of these parks back then was certainly to make sure that people were engaged, and we're enjoying things and fact Fred Frederick Thomson not. Unlike Disney was reported to have said that he didn't want anyone sitting on their hands, and so he would have. Have benches, but he dispatch bands or performers, and say you know go smile at those people get them up on their feet, because the whole thing was performance, and then much later years of steeplechase park, which was the park to survive the longest through nineteen, sixty, four, one of the most amazing things was all the rides that were really designed for human spectacle. Things like the human pool table the. The earthquake stairway, the razzle dazzle and part of the entertainment of those rights. Steeplechase Park was to allow guests to watch other guests having fun bumping into each other on these ridiculous rides, so that's another side of early American music appreciate with many of the early coney island parks..

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

10:09 min | 1 year ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on KGO 810

"Job tue October eighteen ninety three world's Columbian exposition and at the center of it a spectacular rock nothing like it before not much like it since a gigantic Ferris wheel by George Faris rescues the exposition it is also a way to begin the conversation about Americans and fun a wonderful new book our study of fun this is a history of fun America this century and us right now all of this sweeping together there is the it's going to reach from the seventeenth century and our forefathers our puritan forefathers right into the twenty first century for centuries of joyous revolt I welcome professor of English at US Naval Academy John back then Mister Beckman professor a very good evening to you this is a pleasure and we begin in eighteen ninety three you know very well it's your book because this is a scene between the revolutionary fond of the seventeenth eighteenth and nineteenth century and the industrialized fun of the twentieth and twenty first it is not at the Ferris wheel that it begins it begins with a man who tried to buy the Ferris wheel fell short and so we build his own in Coney Island New York George to kill you what did he do with fun that makes an important difference between then and now good evening to you John good evening to you done well the door to tell you when he he we've grown up and and Coney Island grew up on the beach it was an enterprising young man who tried to sell sand and salt water to the the to the tourists and was starting to develop the the sort of name for himself as a as an entrepreneur and entertainer of sorts he went to Chicago for the great show on earth the Columbia exposition and he like everyone else is absolutely dabble by the Ferris wheel and by the belly dancer little Egypt and all of the sites along the midway place on earth but he was there on his honeymoon and maybe this was to impresses with his new bride but he his great ambition was to buy the Ferris wheel and to bring it back to Coney Island and be the the proprietor of this this this great new machine the turned out I believe it was is slated to move to Saint Louis someone already had tabs on it so what he I got back to Coney Island he did whatever when did during the Gilded Age to it you know learned of the lessons of PT Barnum he put some humbug out on the the beach saying that on this site the world's greatest we all the world's biggest Ferris wheel is going to be built and he constructed a but we'll that was probably a third the size of the real Ferris wheel but no one knew the difference because there was pretty big anyway and from that we'll he started the building his whole steeplechase park empire and he had competitors certainly but he was the best of them all and he is constructed all sorts of marvelous machines that in the eighteen nineties in the nineteen hundreds two people from from all over the world to be whipped around in the human world tools and skirted along the the the steeple chase rides and swung out over the waves on this this big aerial ride he was he was really quite a masterful inventor in creating these these machines the people would strap themselves into and have all sorts of mechanize fun Barnabas and Phineas Taylor Barnum is the professor mentions it on the way through till you success he invented steeple chase parts I first collided with tell you not knowing any of this when I was about eleven years old Atlantic city one of the places that he was successful but there's an important distinction here this is all audiences participating in fun by buying by being rewarded after waiting in line and then watching and then sitting for a moment or standing for a moment on something that moves that is something very distinct from early fun if I read you correctly professor yes even quite distinct on on that very site because the the beaches of of Coney Island for decades before were famously considered the bath tub of the great unwashed and it was this kind of great democratic space were more people from the the hot and bustling city would come on enjoy themselves and and really kind of raw and playful rollicking sorts of ways throw off all sorts of social convention and mix with people that they wouldn't mix with ordinarily and after the the advent of of George he kill you they would go to Coney Island and stopped just short of the beach and to go up to the the boardwalk to climb on these machines and they they won't go near the beach at all and they window the wind is freely mix with each other but rather have their social interactions mediated by these these wild rice that's no fun but it was certainly not the same fund that their their grandparents enjoyed it was industrialized and in and made to pay because Barnum ism is as you say a deal of hokum we've learned to enjoy it and I know art in the twenty first century back to the seventeenth century this is your regional puritan colony Massachusetts Bay Colony will not spend time with Bradford will go to John Winthrop and a man in between who was Morse and what role did he play in the original colony world Thomas Morton was like William Bradford a an Englishman who arrived of about two years after Plymouth transportation was established and and sixteen twenty two he arrived on vacation kind of like that tell you arriving to the Columbia exposition and he really liked what he saw says that he came back four years later with the ambition of establishing his own colony about thirty miles north of Plymouth plantation except do with this absolutely different from Plymouth plantation and that where is the Plymouth with the spiky fortress mental wall out all over everything while than anything native American and world and it's it's kind of pious ideals Marymount was established to him to embrace of the wilderness and embrace native Americans and it it's Morton's fellow call in this where these bond servants whom he had convinced to throw off the chains of their their master and to join together in the quality and harmony and to drink and dance and to consort with native American women and infamously there believe toes and sold firearms it would do to the native Americans whom they actually held in higher esteem than many of their their fellow Englishmen because they felt that they had a deeper sense of humanity but in general merry mount was as its name suggests this will kind of wild fun free love society and that in may organize itself and parties around the maypole and that but whose members Martin a particular composed and satirical verse at the expense of the the Puritans of who they felt denied their own humanity and eventually this all came to a kind of a clash into ahead in which miles Standish and the militia from Plymouth came and chop down the the maple and arrested Morton and sent him off to England they were the main Puritans than the people we look to as the sponsors of the American exceptionalism Brighton were frightened appalled and disgusted by the maple by dancing by singing by making fun and it wasn't our idea of the city on the hill this is this is the birth however I if I follow your presentation correctly this was the birth of the strength of America this is liberty right there it's definitely the the birth of a certain strong undercurrent that many of of of legion Americans identified with its it's a birth of of the the the the belief and abroad you are democracy of unbridled liberty and the the ability to to live by by your own Morris whatever those and not working for a day or two right well certainly isn't taking time off to have fun right with pipes and ribbons all right now we go to John Adams it will introduce a momentarily yes the second president of the United States but there's a moment in November of seventeen sixty worry enters the tavern what do you see and what does he make of it John well this is one of those wonderful episodes from his diary which is one of our greatest resources when when you want to look into that that period in colonial Massachusetts he's twenty five years old he walks into this dockside tavern just wanted to kill an hour or two again someone a vacation and he is rather here he poses to be shocked and appalled by what he sees however you spend the the whole afternoon there smoking his pipe and looking on and and describing quite lavishly the the the the frolicking party that's going on around him in particular this one one wag named zab Hayward who is slightly older but is the great and kind of look sorry in the bar and he's dancing with several different women and cracking the series of jokes and keeping everyone thoroughly entertained and whipping the whole bar as Adam subscribes it up into this kind of riot and frenzy and the items a verdict about what he sees in in this tavern is that this is kind of a the the the threatening premonition of what the the Republicans going to become and he wasn't too far off in that yes when we come back we'll turn to Jack tar and what role that plays in American fun a new book from John back men at the a professor of English at the.

"steeplechase park" Discussed on Citation Needed

Citation Needed

19:59 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on Citation Needed

"Look at them come on man find a seat let's do this dare we go anyway we're here Brian Step right up your that you'll that boy do that too I true story now humidity Tanta the thing you can see is that we do that for make a wish Julian dressed as moon people until it was time to re board the ship probably pre borden Eggert first and then head back to Earth was going to make a joke here about little people from that's probably for the best so let's just wrap up the story of steeplechase park one detail no one last detail and actually survived take a lifestyle I'm telling you mcglinchey.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on Citation Needed

Citation Needed

11:07 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on Citation Needed

"Hello and welcome to citation needed live in New York it's the podcast where we choose a subject read a single article about it on Wikipedia and pretend we're experts because this is the Internet Yep that's how it works now I'm Eli Bosnich and I'll be your ringmaster but had some freaks to include in the Ballyhoo first up the hypodermic needles to my child like feet see so and no well I mean the Dow wasn't working so I go to the person right any land keep telling you go between the toes with them it's between toews not I also joining us tonight two men who were disappointed when they found out this essay had nothing to do with the FBI heave and Tom We got no applause at all when you introduced us. I just want to point that out take note take note James Komi needs a theme park it Colmey island so basically Gitmo right yeah so basically coney island I I don't I don't trust the FBI or the CIA or the NSA pretty much anything to do with intelligence escapes me I think now before we begin tonight would like to take a moment to thank our patrons hey what's your name Mike Thank you a- and if you'd like to join me six mics ranks and if you'd like it's going to be ended at great and if you'd like to join Mike's Ranks be sure to stick around until the end of the show and without the way tell us what person place in concept phenomenon or event would be talking about today all right get excited Brooklyn people people acts and we're GONNA be talking about a wonderful place that makes your borough the amazing that it really is coney fucking island and Tom Your quest for fried dough ended up in an essay this time are you ready to powder that sugar naive. I have no idea what that means I'm happy to review an essay though I don't all right so what is coney island all right well Alan is a ridiculous little spit of Peninsula that has become synonymous with a special brand of New York Americana and while I've never been there because I hear it full of poor people it's gross it has an amazing history of utterly bizarre theme parks and attractions that should one hundred percent make you uncomfortable people it's basically like a really racist equal to Action Park and I want to start by quoting this article from worker one thousand nine hundred ninety eight gives a really nice flavor to set the scene for is here's the quote Coney Island is the same as important as ever for those making the best of the summer it presents. The world's unlovely massive the contents of the melting pot right out on display the Cross is of the world and bortles every responsible person should be hell to march the length of it once a year to see who is entitled to vote for mayor eh amazing world's unluckiest massive humanity is directly taken from every yelp review of a Walmart in India by the way there's a her people there that cancel the Medicare for all vote from there. Rascal skiers up yeah we're going to go with Medicare for all who can tell me how many Congressmen there are hey ally question can you name your congressman one congressman the one you have district New Jersey Mr Man Kim nailed it nailed it all right so the first the amusement parks is a special little something called Sea Lion Park Sea Lion Park was the first enclosed amusement park where the park itself and not just the attractions required the entry fee I guess amusement used to strictly car affair for this until a guy named Paul Bolton changed everything before boiling all the rides at the amusement park we're individual usually owned and operated so this meant that in one park you might have a toothless carney running a cobbled together uninspected late nineteenth century gravity power death slide and then thirty years away an entirely different equally unqualified committee carrier would have his own homemade drowning hazard he dreamed up and Manny back in the back yard what the slide be powered by if not gravity. I'm just curious okay this is this is my essay. That's we edit we had four weeks for at it's okay fine it wasn't until Boynton came along and decide to put the theme theme park that everything changed and the thing by the way was money this theme was also sea lions the extremely depressing Chimera of like William Bar and the penguin from Batman theme park or so Tom You just described every pair I've ever been to with the carriers and the death power gravity slide or whatever I don't know that blatant changed anything it's very very possible but we gotTa talk right and quick digression on him not just the inventor of taking your money to walk into the place before you had the fun yet boy was already famous for his river floating MM suits so this is his stick he would done an inflatable rubber suit fill its various bladders air and then float down rivers human tired it was basically like a lazy river in a to go container and still somehow everywhere this guy goes he's greeted by these massive cheering crowds he must have realized from this just how starved late nineteenth century miracle was for entertainment so we started sea lion park in eighteen ninety-five anything that could be done equally well by a sack of potatoes should for celebrity and we propellant in his superstardom entire families because one member was on a sex tape one time I'll take waterwings man yeah potatoes mentally ill plead not there's a lot of people wanNA watch conde fuck a sack of potatoes more than I would have guessed right now at twenty six dollars without all right so what delights in wonders away to the gawking masses see lion park well see lines obviously that's in the name so also the water shoot so the water shoot was every stupid fucking log ride you've ever been on it's basically just like a flat bottom boat that went down the ramp and into a pool of water and then skimmed across the surface so not that big a deal so boy sometimes filter boat with the occasional lion or bear or small elephants to spice it up I guess well well the animals the animals they even had their own special line to get on the rides it was it was called zoo q that's sharing for me yeah audience at home everyone was really impressed with that uh-huh book you should have come to the show yeah we held up signs that said shits everybody well unhandy rebus puzzle that's what I was looking I like to use the elephants in that ride though each picture and elephant cutting in front of the make a wish kid whenever you're fucking faking it we all know you're faking that's what everyone in the other line is thinking they all had dark thoughts you all didn't think that about the with like diabetes and Fast Line fuck off yes you you're all liars diabetes afoot for the attention of your foot and we'll talk to you could see that he also had built a roller coaster called and I love the fucking aimless thing flip flap railway right and this actually had a inverting loop in it and a drop of about twenty meters but he had a cancel the ride because it was too dangerous though to their credit they did test the coaster ahead of time with sandbags and monkeys at the same time it's hard to fill the sandbag with the monkeys right but it's a lot of fun I didn't say it wasn't worth it. this ride was famous for producing extreme forces on the writers as many as twelve g which this minute also just a lot of whiplash just for reference your fighter pilots Max out around nine flip flap is the money and he bought topsy who you might remember from Heath Super Oh baby it's only eight chaptered only eight years after opening in Nineteen Oh three sea lion park closed and everyone packed up and went home never attend adding to turn Brooklyn's foot into a money making venture if only because next up is steeplechase park and this would turn out to be longest lasting of the three great coney island amusement parks it's founder was George till you and he founded steeplechase on the idea that if you entertain people rather than dressed like a he huge.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

11:03 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

"I went to Epstein Funeral. Wait what I win went the Jeffrey Epstein's funeral last week. Oh my God I it's like there's a new revelation every day now of of someone who was in this females network but Chris Oh not you relax relax. I went for work. Epstein did have a pretty intricate network right we at Wall Street Free Princes Presidents Massad. Cia Am I five but still no one has the the whole thing mapped out there so you went to stake it out light like the feds do with mafia funeral. Yeah I guess you could say that and and who showed up well there. Were like five Lubar driver. It drops off flower couple of door. Guys is showed up petard and I think I caught at least half grabbing paying one's respect things like the thanks to the GIG economy. You can now farm this stuff out. This is also just like a godsend for folks who need to hide their identity but but then he was the point of staking out. How are you going to know who hired the standards? Well we can cross reference surveillance footage and computer tap but sometimes it's just obvious for example apple there there was this lady who sat down on the boardwalk and started massaging her feet while like screeching the lyrics to I will always love you. I think we can safely say she was a task rabbit hired by Prince Andrew Boardwalk where the hell was this few only island near the parachute why they're Jeffrey was was born and raised on Coney Island and it's where he first met Donald Trump well. At least I the maximum who's Max. I wasn't the only guy that funeral I caught by wreath breath the other covert all therapist taking photos and the lady who was rubbing her feet but it turns out actually my cover wasn't so great either because a few minutes after she was done this thing Kerry and guide veto veto walks up and throws a towel down next online. He's like hey man if you're using a drone to record this thing let's let's make sure our Birdsville crashed into each other compete and any opens up is cooler which is on wheels. I see beat that is not only a mobile according to do but it is also a tiny beer and this is mack and who sent Max to cover this funeral I didn't I didn't ask you sent me just took the tiny Johnny Miller highlight the offered me that fear but but he knew that Oh yeah he's like Ezzeddine Pedo cyclope Cepeda everything including the name of the First Book Epstein checked out of the Coney Island Public Library and what was that childhood and by Arthur C Clarke Jeffrey with a total I five fighter but this book meant everything to him because it was not only published the year he was born nineteen eighteen fifty three but he also identified with the little boy Jeffrey Gregson who is the first earthling fling in the book who has the drive true transcendent ordinary trapping of conventional all human life Coney Island Public Library is where most of the Scifi nerds from seagate hung out because there was no library seagate is the western part of Coney Island and it's actually one of the country's first gated community and that's where episode Yep Yup he was born there and it's also the birthplace of the very first anti trump and win nineteen sixty five okay so in the early nineteen sixty breadcrumbs Donald's father started buying up land on coney throwing everyone out on the street though that he could demolish their homes and build talent there was a spike in crime and homelessness and in nineteen sixty eighty five a group of concerned citizens from seagate decided the band together in order to Stop Fred Trump Jeffrey Epstein was a key member of this group because he wanted to defend his gated community. No no no no no no in nineteen sixty five Fred trump what steeplechase amusement park and he shut it down and now he was going to demolish it. This is why Young Jeffrey Epstein got involved heap deep pocket and loved people and that how we know he was involved with these anti-trumpers because in nineteen sixty five time we started using the steeplechase funny face as their logo. Is that the face they call steeplechase title Chase Jack Yeah you gotTa pull a lot of folks do college steeplechase Jack or sometimes they call it tilley after the owner of Steeplechase Park George till you but the official correct name was and is the funny face and the funny face was painted on the glass windows above the entrance to the amusement park and and it was meant to look like it was wearing down everyone who was walking in and right there underneath the funny face Kelly you also had a bunch of electric fans hidden under the boardwalk and the fans would blow girl skirts up as they walked in and there was this clown space dwarf who would try to thank the girls with an electric paddle. Just ask Gertrude blew up. Wow I see why teen like those places but wait if he was born the same year that childhood's sounds heads in came out and he was like thirteen years old in nineteen sixty cents. Let's Kinda young for a freedom fighter. No I brought this up to that as well and he reached into the bottom of his cooler and hold out a bottle of old stag with takes a swig and he's like remember this kid thought he with better and smarter than everyone else is saying Epstein was whiskey and everyone else was like a tiny bottle title of Miller highlights yeah yeah and and as I take the shot from his bottle he tells me that most people people believed it was thirteen year old Epstein who actually came up with the group's daring plan to remove Fred trump trump from coney island same more well around this time Fred trump was trying to get his his twenty year old son Donald more interested in the family and so he had donald working on this people taste project but donald all he wanted to do was you into the park to throw wild parties for tim self and his friend but he didn't know many girls outside of his family circle and so when FCC shows up the steeplechase with a bunch of hot local seagate girls he was in like Flynn. What Donald Donald didn't know is that Epstein also has not been a bunch of the Anti trumpers to and they all had secret cameras and supposedly they got some pretty twists that photo like of Donald doing stuff that would have made even old George urge to kill you for this daring plan was was black man yeah yeah they went to Fred trump with the photo doll and offered to keep quiet if he promises to get the hell out of Konia in September twenty first nineteen sixty six fred trump invited all his fancy friends to steeplechase all the bigwigs from Coney Island Brooklyn? Were there mafia wise guys politicians. It was supposed to be a precedent where Fred trump was going to announce that it's knee would be divesting all of his coney island.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

07:59 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"His great ambition was to buy the Ferris wheel and to bring it back to Coney Island and be the the proprietor of this this this great new machine of the turned out I believe it was is slated to move to Saint Louis someone already had tabs on it so would you. I got back to Coney Island he did what everyone did during the Gilded Age to it you know learned of the lessons of PT Barnum he put some humbug out on the the beach saying that on this site the world's greatest we'll the world's biggest Ferris wheel is going to be built and he constructed a wheel that was probably a third the size of the real Ferris wheel but no one knew the difference because it was pretty big anyway and from that we deal he started building his whole steeplechase park empire and his competitors certainly but he was the best of them all and he is constructed all sorts of marvelous machines that in the eighteen nineties in the nineteen hundreds through people from from all over the world to be whipped around in the human world tools and skirted along the the the steeple chase rides and swung out over the waves on this this big aerial ride he was really quite a masterful inventor in creating these these machines the people would strap themselves into and have all sorts of mechanize fun Barnabas and Phineas Taylor Barnum is the professor mentions it on the way through Chile is success he invented steeple chase parks I first collided with tell you not knowing any of this when I was about eleven years old Atlantic city one of the places that he was successful but there's an important distinction here these see is audiences participating in fun by buying by being rewarded after waiting in line and then watching and then sitting for a moment or standing for a moment on something that moves that is something very distinct from early fun if I read you correctly professor yes even quite distinct on on that very site because of the beaches of of Coney Island for decades before were famously considered the bath tub of the great unwashed and it was this kind of great democratic space were were people from. the the hot and bustling city would come on enjoy themselves and and really and raw and playful rollicking sorts of ways throw off all sorts of social convention and mix with people that they wouldn't mix with ordinarily and after the the advent of of George he kill you they would go to Coney Island and stopped just short of the beach and to go up to the the boardwalk to climb on these machines and they they won't go near the beach at all and they went on a day when it's really mix with each other but rather have their social interactions mediated by these these wild rice that's no fun but it was certainly not the same fund that their their grandparents enjoyed it it was it was industrialized and in and made to pay because Barnum ism is as you say a deal of hokum we've learned to enjoy an art in the twenty first century back to the seventeenth century this is the only original puritan colony Massachusetts Bay Colony will not spend time with Bradford will go to John Winthrop and a man in between who was Morse and what role did he play in the original colony well Thomas Morton it was like William Bradford a an Englishman who arrived about two years after of Plymouth plantation was established and and sixteen twenty two he arrived on vacation kind of like that tell you arriving to the Columbia exposition and he really liked what he saw says that he came back four years later with the ambition of establishing his own colony about thirty miles north of Plymouth plantation you could do with this absolutely different from Plymouth plantation and that where is the Plymouth with the spiky fortress mental wall out or everything while than anything native American and wall and it's it's kind of pious ideals Marymount was established to him to embrace of the wilderness and embrace native Americans and it it's Morton's fellow call. that's where these bonds servants whom he had convinced to throw off the chains of their their master and to join together in the quality and harmony and to drink and dance and to consort with native American women and infamously there believe does and sold firearms it would do to the native Americans whom they actually held in higher esteem than many of their fellow Englishmen because they felt that they had a deeper sense of humanity but in general merry mount was as its name suggests this will kind of wild fun free love society and that in may organize itself and parties around the maypole and that but whose members Martin a particular composed and satirical verse at the expense of the the curtains of who they felt denied their own humanity and eventually this all came to a kind of a clash into ahead in which while standards and the militia from Plymouth came and chop down the the maple and arrested Morton and sent him off to England they were the main pillars and stand the people we look to as the sponsors of the American exceptionalism bright were frightened appalled and disgusted by the maple by dancing by singing by making fun and I wasn't their idea of the city on the hill this is this is the birth however if I follow your presentation correctly this was the birth of the strength of America this is liberty right there it's definitely the the birth of a certain strong undercurrent that many of of. legion Americans have identified with its it's the birth of a the the the belief and abroad you are democracy of unbridled liberty and the the ability to to live by by your own or as whatever those and not working for a day or two right well certainly in and taking time out to have fun right with pipes and ribbons all right now we go to John Adams it will introduce a momentarily yes the second president of the United States but there's a moment in November of seventeen sixty where he enters the tavern what does he see in what is the make of a job well this is one of those wonderful episodes from his diary which is one of our greatest resources when when you want to look into that that period in colonial Massachusetts he's twenty five years old he walks into this dockside tavern just wanting to kill an hour or two again someone a vacation and he is rather he poses to be shocked and appalled by what he sees however you spend the the whole afternoon there smoking his pipe and looking on and and describing quite lavishly the the the the frolicking party that's going on around him in particular this one one wag named zap Hayward who is slightly older but is the the great and kind of look sorry in the bar and he's dancing with several different women and cracking the series of jokes and keeping everyone thoroughly entertained and whipping the whole bars Adam subscribes it up into this kind of a riot and frenzy and the. items a verdict about what he sees in in this tavern is that this is kind of a the the the threatening the premonition of what the the Republicans going to become and he wasn't too far off and that yes when we come back we'll turn the Jack Tarr and what role that plays in American fun a new book from John back men at the a professor of English at the US Naval Academy I'm John that Sir this is the John bass for show..

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

10:58 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"October eighteen ninety three Chicago world's Columbian exposition. And at the center of it a spectacular wrong. Nothing like it before not much like it since a gigantic ferris by George barris it rescues the exposition. It is also a way to begin the conversation about Americans and fun. A wonderful new book. Study of fun. This is a history of fun America the century and us right now all of this sweeping together there it's going to reach from the seventeenth century and our forefathers our forefathers right into the twenty first century four centuries of joyous revolt. I welcome professor of English at US naval academy. John Beckman, Mr. Beckman, professor, a very good evening to you. This is a pleasure. And we begin in eighteen ninety three, you know, very, well, it's your book because this is a scene between the revolutionary fun of the seventeenth eighteenth and nineteenth century and the industrialized fund of the twentieth and twenty first it is not at the ferris wheel that had begins. It begins with a man who tried to buy the ferris wheel fell short. And so he built his own in Coney Island, New York, George till you what did he do with fun that makes an important difference between then and now good evening to you. John. Good evening. John Dorsey till you when he he we'd grown up in Coney Island grew up on the beach was an enterprising young man who tried to so sand and salt water to the the tourists and was starting to develop a sort of name for himself as a as an entrepreneur and entertainer of sorts. He went to Chicago for the great show on earth, the Columbia exposition, and he like everyone else is absolutely dazzled by the ferris wheel. And by the belly dancer, little Egypt and all of the sites along the midway plays off. But he was there on his honeymoon. And maybe this was too impressive. His new bride, but he is great ambition was to buy the ferris wheel into bring it back to Coney Island and be you know, the proprietor of this. This this great new machine. As it turns out, I believe it was is slated to move to Saint Louis, so minority had pads on it. So when he got back to Coney Island. He did what everyone did during the gilded age who had learned the lessons of PD Barnum. He put some humbug out on the beach saying that on this site, the world's greatest wheel the world's biggest ferris wheel is going to be built. And he constructed a. That was probably third the size of the real ferris wheel. No one knew the difference because it was pretty big anyway. And from that wheel he started building his whole steeplechase park empire, and he had competitors. Certainly. But he was the best of them all and he constructed all sorts of marvelous machines that in the eighteen ninety s and the nineteen hundreds to people from from all over the world to be whipped around in human whirlpools in skirted along the steeplechase rides and swung out over the waves on this big aerial ride. He was he was really quite a masterful inventor in creating these these machines that people would strap themselves into and have all sorts of mechanized fun. Barnum ISM Phineas Taylor. Barnum is the professor mentions it on the way through tilles success in veteran steeplechase park. I collided with till you not knowing any of this. When I was about eleven years old and Atlantic City, one of the places that he was successful. But there's an important distinction here. This is audiences participating in by buying it by being rewarded after waiting in line. And then watching and then sitting for a moment or standing for a moment on something that moves that is something very distinct from early fun. If I read you correctly, professor, yes. Even quite distinct on on that very site because the beaches of Coney Island for decades before were famous considered the bathtub of the great unwashed. And it was just kind of great. Democratic space where where people from the the hot and bustling city would come out and enjoy themselves, and and really Ron playful rollicking sorts of ways throw off all sorts of Social Convention and mix with people that they wouldn't mix with ordinarily. And after the the advent of of George till you they would go to Coney Island and stop just short of the beach and go up to the the boardwalk to climb on these machines. So they they wouldn't go near the beach at all and they win. They win this freely mixed with each other. But rather have their social interaction mediated by these these wild rides? Let's go fund, but it was certainly not the same fund at their their grandparents. Enjoy it was industrialized, and it and made you pay because Barnum ISM is as you say a deal of hokum we've learned to enjoy it in the twenty first century back to the seventeenth century. This is the original. Puritan colony Massachusetts bay colony will not spend time with Bradford we'll go to John Winthrop at a man in between who was Morrison what role did he play in the original colony? Well, Thomas Morton was like William Bradford a an Englishman who arrived a about two years after Plymouth plantation was established in sixteen twenty two. He arrived on vacation kind of like until you arriving to the Columbia exposition, and he really liked what he saw he came back for years later with ambition of establishing his own colony about thirty miles north of Plymouth plantation was just absolutely different from Plymouth plantation, and that whereas the Plymouth was this spiky fortress to wall out of everything wild anything native American in wall. And it's it's kind of pious ideals Marymount was established to to embrace the wilderness and embrace native. Americans and it it's Morton's fellow colonists worthies bond servants whom he had convinced to throw off the chains of their their master and join together and equality and harmony and to drink into dance into consort with native American women and infamously they're believed to sold firearms would to the native Americans whom they actually held in higher esteem than many of their fellow Englishman because they felt that they had a deeper sense of humanity. But in general Marymount was as its name suggests it's kind of wild fund free loves society that in may. Organize itself in parties around a maypole and that but whose members Morton a particular composed satirical, versa, expensive, the move. They felt denied their own humanity. And eventually this all came to a kind of a clash into ahead in which miles Standish, and the militia from Plymouth came and chop down to the maypole and arrested Morton and sent him off to England the Puritans, then the people that we look to as the sponsors of the American exceptionalism. We're frightened appalled. And disgusted by the maypole by dancing by singing by making fun. And it wasn't their idea of the city on the hill. This is this is the birth. However, if I follow your presentation correctly, this is the birth of the strength of America. This is liberty right there. It's definitely the the birth of a certain strong undercurrent that many. A legion Americans have identified with. It's a it's a birth of the the belief in rob pure, democracy of unbridled liberty and the the ability to live by by your own Morris. Whatever those are not working for a day or two, right? Well, certainly and taking time off to have fun with pipes and ribbons. All right now, we go to John Adams introduced him momentarily. Yes. The second president of the United States, but there's a moment in November of seventeen sixty where he enters the tavern. What does he see in? What does he make a job? Well, this is one of those wonderful episodes from his diary, which is one of our greatest resources when when you want to look into that that period and colonial Massachusetts. He's twenty five years old walks into this dockside tavern just wanting to kill an hour or two again, someone on vacation, and he is. Rather he poses to be shocked and appalled by what he sees. However, you spend the whole afternoon there smoking pipe and looking on and describing quite lavishly the the the frolicking party that's going on around him in particular, this one one wag named Zab Hayward who is slightly older. But is the the great kind of Lazaro in the bar, and he's dancing with several different women and cracking the series of jokes, and keeping everyone thoroughly entertained and whipping the whole bars, Adam subscribes, it up into this riot and frenzy and. I Adams verdict about what he sees in this tavern is that this is kind of a the the threatening premonition of what the the Republicans going to become and he wasn't too far off in that. Yes. When we come back. We'll turn to Jack Tarr and what role that plays in American fun. A new book from John Beckman at the professor of English at US naval academy. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Balance of nature's fruits and veggies in a capsule. I believe it your company has the answer because I think through cancer treatment and knowing what it does to the body. And oh, my you know, if that's all medical science has to offer. There must be a better way. And I think the better way is is knowing what to eat and and getting it, I do notice that I have less inflammation. I feel like I'm taking balance of nature. I'm getting fruits and vegetables more than what I would ordinarily get. I like when I opened up the bottles. You can really smell the fruits and vegetables. I I.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

10:22 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on KGO 810

"To October eighteen ninety three Chicago world's Columbian exposition. And at the center of it a spectacular wrong. Nothing like it before not much like it since a gigantic ferris by George ferris it rescues the exposition. It is also a way to begin the conversation about Americans and fun. A wonderful new book. Study of thought this is a history of fun America the century and us right now all of this sweeping together there it's going to reach from the seventeenth century. And our forefathers are puritan forefathers right into the twenty first century four centuries of joyous revolt. I welcome professor of English at US naval academy. John Beckman, Mr. Beckman, professor, a very good evening to this is a pleasure. And we begin in eighteen ninety three, you know, very, well, it's your book because this is a scene between the revolutionary fun of the seventeenth eighteenth and nineteenth century and the industrialized fun of the twentieth and twenty first it is not at the ferris wheel that had begins. It begins with a man who tried to buy the ferris wheel fell short. And so he built his own in Coney Island, New York, George till you what did he do with fun that makes an important difference between then and now good evening to you. John. Good evening to you. John Dorsey till you when he he we'd grown up in Coney Island grew up on the beach was an enterprising young man who tried to sell sand and salt water to the to the tourists and was starting to develop a sort of name for himself as a an entrepreneur entertainer of sorts. He went to Chicago for the great show on earth, the Columbia exposition, and he like everyone else is absolutely dazzled by the ferris wheel. And by the belly dancer, little Egypt and all of the sites along the midway plays off. But he was there on his honeymoon. And maybe this was to impressive his new bride, but he his great ambition was to buy the ferris wheel and to bring it back to Coney Island and be you know, the proprietor of this. This this great new machine. It turns out I believe it was is slated to move to Saint Louis minority had tabs on it. So when he got back to Coney Island. He did what everyone did during the gilded age who had learned the lessons of Pt Barnum. He put some humbug out on the beach saying that on the site, the world's greatest wheel the world's biggest ferris wheel is going to be built. And he constructed a wheel that was probably a third the size of the real ferris wheel. No one knew the difference because it was pretty big anyway. And from that wheel he started building his whole steeplechase park empire, and he had competitors. Certainly. But he was the best of them all and he constructed all sorts of marvelous machines that in the eighteen nineties in the one thousand nine hundred people from from all over the world to be whipped around in human world pools and skirted along the the steeplechase rides. And swung out over the waves on this this big aerial ride. He was really quite a masterful inventor in creating these these machines that people would strap themselves into and have all sorts of mechanized fun. Barnum ISM Phineas Taylor. Barnum is saying the professor mentions it on the way through tilles success. He invented steeplechase park Cy I collided with till you not knowing any of this. When I was about eleven years old and Atlantic City, one of the places that he was successful. But there's an important distinction here. This is audiences participating in fun by buying it by being rewarded after waiting in line. And then watching and then sitting for a moment or standing for a moment on something that moves that is something very distinct from early fun. If I read you correctly, professor, yes. Even quite distinct on on that very site because the beaches of of Coney Island for decades before were famous. Considered the bathtub of the great unwashed. And it was just kind of great democratic space where where people from the the hot and bustling city would come out and enjoy themselves, and and really kind of raw and playful rollicking sorts of ways throw off all sorts of Social Convention and mix with people that they wouldn't mix with ordinarily. And after the the advent of of Georgia till you they would go to Coney Island and stop just short of the beach and go up to the the boardwalk to climb on these machines. So they they wouldn't go near the beach at all and they win. They win this freely mixed with each other. But rather have their social interaction mediated by these these wild rides? Let's fun. But it was certainly not the same fund that there. Their grandparents enjoyed it was industrialized and in and made you pay because Barnum ISM is as you say a deal of hokum we've learned to enjoy it. And in the twenty first century back to the seventeenth century. This is original puritan colony Massachusetts. Bay colony will not spend time with Bradford we'll go to John Winthrop at a man in between who was Morton. What role did the play in the original colony? Well, Thomas Morton was like William Bradford a an Englishman who arrived a about two years after Plymouth plantation was established in sixteen twenty two. He arrived on vacation kind of like till you arriving to the Columbia exposition, and he really liked what he saw such. And he came back for years later with ambition of establishing his own colony about thirty miles north of Plymouth plantation, except it was just absolutely different from Plymouth plantation, and that whereas the Plymouth was this. Vike fortress meant to wall out everything wild anything native American and walled. And it's it's kind of pious ideals Marymount was established to to embrace the wilderness and embrace native Americans, and it it's Morton's fellow colonists worthies bond servants whom he had convinced to throw off the chains of their their master and to join together and equality and harmony and to drink and to dance into consort with native American women and infamously they're believed to sold firearms would to the native Americans whom they actually held in higher esteem than many of their their fellow Englishman because they felt that they had a deeper sense of humanity. But in general Marymount was as its name suggests it's. Whoa. Kind of wild fund free loves society that in may organize itself in parties around a maypole and that whose members Morton in particular composed satirical, verse at the expense of the they felt denied their own humanity. And eventually this all came to a kind of a clash into a head in which mile standards, and the militia from Plymouth came and chop down to the maypole and arrested Morton and sent him off to England the puritan stat, and the people that we look to as the sponsors of the American exceptionalism. We're frightened appalled. And disgusted by the maypole by dancing by singing by making fun. And it wasn't their idea of the city on the hill. Now, this is this is the birth. However, if I follow your presentation correctly, this is the birth of the strength of America. This is liberty right there. It's definitely the birth of a certain strong undercurrent that many of a. Legion Americans have identified with. It's a it's a birth of the the belief in rob pure, democracy of unbridled liberty and the the ability to live by by your own Morris. Whatever those are not working for a day or two, right? Well, certainly didn't taking time off to have fun with pipes and ribbons. All right now, we go to John Adams introduced him momentarily. Yes. The second president of the United States, but there's a moment in November of seventeen sixty where he enters the tavern. What does he see in? What does he make of job? Well, this is one of those wonderful episodes from his diary, which is one of our greatest resources when when you want to look into that that period and colonial Massachusetts. He's twenty five years old. He walks into this dockside tavern just wanting to kill an hour or two again, someone on vacation. And he is rather. He poses to be shocked and appalled by what he sees. However, you spend the whole afternoon there smoking pipe and looking on and describing quite lavishly the the the frolicking party that's going on around him in particular one one named Zab Hayward who is slightly older. But is the great Lazaro in the bar. And he's dancing with several different women and cracking the series of jokes, and keeping everyone thoroughly entertained and whipping the whole bars Adams describes it up into this kind of riot and frenzy and. I Adams verdict about what he sees in this tavern is that this is kind of a the the threatening premonition of what the the Republicans going to become and he wasn't too far off in that. Yes. When we come back. We'll turn to Jack Tarr and what role that plays in American fun. A new book from John Beckman at the a professor of English at US naval academy. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Taking it through third shift. This is the John Batchelor show. KTLA ten.

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"steeplechase park" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

11:02 min | 2 years ago

"steeplechase park" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show may to October eighteen ninety three Chicago world's Columbian exposition. And at the center of it a spectacular. Rod nothing like it before not much like it sits a gigantic ferris by George ferris it rescues the exposition. It is also a way to begin the conversation about Americans and fun. A wonderful new book. Study of this is a history of fun America the century and us right now all of this sweeping together. They're going to reach from the seventeenth century and our forefathers puritan forefathers right into the twenty first century four centuries of joyous revolt. I welcome professor of English at US naval academy. John Beckman, Mr. Beckman, professor, a very good evening to you. This is a pleasure. And we begin in eighteen ninety three, you know, very, well, it's your book because this is a scene between the revolutionary fun of the seventeenth eighteenth and nineteenth century and the industrialized fun of the twentieth and twenty first it is not at the ferris wheel that it begins. It begins with a man who tried to buy the ferris wheel fell short. And so he built his own in Coney Island, New York, George till you what did he do with fun that makes an important difference between then and now good evening to you. John. Good evening to you. John. Well, Dorsey till you when he he we'd grown up in Coney Island grew up on the beach was an enterprising young man who tried to so sand and salt water to the to the tourists and was starting to develop a sort of name for himself as a. It's an entrepreneur and entertainer of sorts. He went to Chicago for the great show on earth, the Columbia exposition, and he like everyone else is absolutely dazzled by the ferris wheel. And by the belly dancer, little Egypt and all of the sites long the midway plays off. But he was there on his honeymoon. And maybe this was too impressive. His new bride, but he is great ambition was to buy the ferris wheel and to bring it back to Coney Island and be you know, the proprietor of this. This this great new machine. It turns out I believe it was slated to move to Saint Louis so minority had tabs on it. So when he got back to Coney Island. He did what everyone did during the gilded age who learned the lessons of Barnum. He put some humbug out on the beach saying that on this site, the world's greatest wheel the world's biggest ferris wheel is going to be built. And he constructed a a wheel that was probably a third the size of the real ferris wheel. But no one knew the difference because it was pretty big anyway. And from that, we'll eat started building his whole steeplechase park empire and it competitors. Certainly, but he was the best of them all and he constructed all sorts of marvelous machines that in the eighteen ninety s and the nineteen hundreds drew people from from all over the world to be with Durand in human whirlpools skirted along the steeplechase rides. And swung out over the waves on this this big aerial, right? He was really quite a masterful inventor in creating these these machines that people would strap themselves into and have all sorts of mechanized fun. Barnum ISM Phineas Taylor. Barnum is the professor mentions it on the way through tilles success. He invented steeplechase park Cy I collided with till you not knowing any of this. When I was about eleven years old Atlantic City, one of the places that he was successful. But there's an important distinction here. This is audiences participating in fund by buying it by being rewarded after waiting in line. And then watching and then sitting for a moment or standing for a moment on something that moves that is something very distinct from early found if I read you correctly, professor yet even quite distinct on on that very site because the beaches of Coney Island for decades before were famous. Considered the bathtub of the great unwashed. And it was kind of great democratic space were were people from the the hot and bustling city would come on enjoy themselves and really kind of Ron playful rollicking sorts of ways throw off all sorts of Social Convention and mix with people that they wouldn't mix with ordinarily. And after the advent of of Dorsey till you, they would go to Coney Island and stopped short of the beach and go up to the the boardwalk to climb on these machines. So they they wouldn't go near the beach at all and they win they win this freely mixed with each other. But rather have their social interaction mediated by these these wild rise? Let's go fun. But it was certainly not the same fund that there. Their grandparents enjoyed it was it was industrialized and in and made you pay because Barnum ISM is as you say a deal of hokum we've learned to enjoy it and in the twenty first century back to the seventeenth century. This is the original puritan colony Massachusetts bay colony will not spend time with Bradford we'll go to John Winthrop at a man in between who was Morton. What role does the play in the original colony? Well, Thomas Morton was like William Bradford an Englishman who arrived about two years after Plymouth plantation was established in sixteen twenty two. He arrived on vacation kind of like till you arriving to the Columbia exposition, and he really liked what he saw he came back for years later with ambition of stabbing his own colony about thirty miles north of Plymouth plantation. Absolutely different from Plymouth plantation, and that whereas the Plymouth was this spiky fortress mental wall out everything wild anything native American in Walden. It's kind of pious ideals Marymount was established to to embrace the wilderness and embrace native Americans, and it it's Morton's, fellow colonists. Where these bond servants whom he had convinced to throw off the chains of their their master and to join together and equality and harmony and to drink into dance into consort with native American women and infamously they're believed to sold firearms would to the native Americans whom they actually held in higher esteem than many of their fellow Englishman because they felt that they had a deeper sense of humanity. But in general Marymount was as its name suggests. Whoa. Wild fund free love society that in may. Organize itself in parties around the maypole and that. Whose members Morton in particular? Composed satirical, verse at the expense of the appearance who've they felt denied their own humanity. And eventually this all came to a kind of a clash into a head in which mile standards, and the militia from Plymouth came and chop down to the maypole and arrested Morton and sent him off to England they the Puritans that and the people that we look to is the sponsors of the American exceptionalism bright. We're frightened appalled. And disgusted by the may pole by dancing by singing by making fun. And it wasn't their idea of the city on the hill. Now, this is this is the birth. However, if I follow your presentation correctly, this the birth of the strength of America. This is liberty right there. It's definitely the the birth of a certain strong undercurrent that many a. Legion Americans have identified with. It's a it's a birth of the the belief in rob pure, democracy of unbridled liberty and the the ability to live by by your own Morris. Whatever those are not working for a day or two, right? Well, certainly taking time off to have fun with pipes and ribbons. All right now, we go to John Adams will introduce him momentarily. Yes. The second president of the United States, but there's a moment in November of seventeen sixty where he enters the tavern. What does he see? And what does he make of job? Well, this is one of those wonderful episodes from his diary. Which is one of our greatest resources when when you want to look into that that period in colonial Massachusetts. He's twenty five years old. He walks into this dockside tavern just wanting to kill an hour or two again, someone on vacation. And he is rather he poses to be shocked and appalled by what he sees. However, you spend the whole afternoon, they're smoking his pipe and looking on and describing a quite lavishly the the the frolicking party that's going on around him in particular. One one. Named Zab Hayward who is slightly older. But is the great kind of Lothar yo in the bar, and he's dancing with several different women and cracking the series of jokes, and keeping everyone thoroughly entertained and whipping the whole bars Adams describes it up into this kind of riot and frenzy and. Adams verdict about what he sees in this tavern is that this is kind of a the the threatening premonition of what the Republicans going to become and he wasn't too far off in that. Yes. When we come back. We'll turn to Jack Tarr and what role that plays in American fund a new book from John Beckman at the a professor of English at US naval academy. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Balance of nature's fruits and veggies in a capsule. I believe that your company has the answer because I think through cancer treatment, and knowing what it does to the body, and oh, my that's all that medical science has to offer. There must be a better way. I think the better way is is knowing what to eat and getting it. I do notice that I have less inflammation. I feel like when I'm taking balance of nature. I'm getting fruits and vegetables more than what I would ordinarily get. I like when I opened up the bottles. You can really smell the fruits and vegetables. I mean, I I know.

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