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School Shootings Drove Stephen King To Take 'Rage' Off The Shelves
"In this episode. We'll cover the bachmann book rage chapters one through twenty. Let's start the show high school senior. Charlie decker facing expulsion for salting. His chemistry teacher sets the contents of his locker on fire gets a pistol and returns to his algebra class or he kills the teacher and then a history teacher who comes to investigate holding the rest of the class degeorge decker reveals information about his troubled childhood and some of the other students begin to share their own secrets and feelings. That's quite the setup. sean. Yes so jay. This story rage was originally written at least started being written by king in one thousand nine hundred sixty six when he was a senior in high school and then he finished it in one thousand nine hundred seventy one and at that point it was titled getting it on Decker says that phrase multiple times throughout the section of the book king wanted to publish it like under his name right away but his publisher doubleday did want over saturate the market so this was the first case where they said all right. Well let's do it under a pseudonym and he submitted it as getting it on by guy pillsbury which is kings grandfather's name so that was going to be the original pseudonym he was going to use and there's a twitter user who just started following a couple of weeks ago named guy pillsbury so i thought that was a nice deep cut that is really deep. Cut yeah when he submitted his guy pillsbury. A number of people at the publishing house knew about king having a book called getting it odd and so the secret was already out. They pulled it and said okay and then he resubmitted as as richard bachman and submitted his with the new title rage and richard. Bachman i was because he had a richard stark book sitting on his desk and bachman turner overdrive was playing on the radio and so he was looking around. And there. you go richard bachman. Sorta like the Deficient the light bulb coming together to form the homer simpson logo number one. Lucky joe exactly so. This is actually his fourth published book. It came after kerry salem slot in the shining and just before the stand this was nineteen seventy seven it was published and then it was obviously republished in the bachman books in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. And if you're like my father you'll notice that this is not a book that is easy to come by nowadays. He was unable to find it when he was looking forward on. Different places and that is because after number of school shootings that had some tenuous ties to rage. There's at least one where the kid had a copy of the book his locker but some of the other ones may have referenced it or not king let the book go out of print in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight so all the other bachman books are now published as standalone novels. But this one is not in the forward to the bachmann book. Blaze king writes about rage. This is now out of print and a good thing. And if you go to the stephen king dot com website look up rage. No future printings will be made of this novel. At stevens request due to the sensitive nature of the content
A Review Of The Long Walk, Chapters 9-18
"The long walk continues with only sixty. Walkers remaining geared is determined to make it to freeport or he'll see his mother and girlfriend jan more walkers get their tickets and the boys continue their discussions as physical and mental exhaustion weigh on them eventually. The long walk enters massachusetts and only three boys remain gary mic varieties and stebens. Only one will be the last walker standing but even so at what price victory. Nice day were in this section of the book and one of the things we talked about last episode is how we were a little disappointed that there wasn't a lot more world building going on yeah King seemed to be very vague as to what sort of relived these characters were in boys going on. We got the sense that things weren't great but not all of the details and in this one. There's a lot more of that world building we're looking for. Yeah it definitely satisfied my craving for those details. I still don't know that it was enough for my my modern sensibilities if you will I wanted to know what was going on. Outside of the walk and king still doesn't really reveal that but he gives us just a little bit more of a taste. Oh those are so delicious. Yeah each one of them is pretty great. The fact there's now thirty first day of april. Yeah that was the first one in this section. I was like whoa and you know. We talked about the dark tower. There were times early on. We're like boy. That's a weird little editing mistake. At first i thought well maybe april thirty. One is an editing mistake but then there were a couple more came shortly thereafter. That you're like. Oh kings doing something here. Yeah yeah there were fifty one states. When i saw that my immediate question was what is that fifty for state. I mean it could be anything is is it. Puerto rico is his canada. I don't know like it could be so many things it could be half of. Mexico is the fifty first state. It's not really important to the story. But it would be kinda cool to have one of those jr token style maps or like the the dark tower style maps that shows the world of the long walk and the path that they walk. Yep and then you can see like now. There's this you know. East pennsylvania and west pennsylvania. Yeah you're not even thinking big enough jay. Maybe like the western eight states all disappeared or were destroyed and so then they picked up nine states that we don't have today and not not just one new one. What do you think of that. Yeah or maybe california finally broke into five pieces. Resold alaska back to the russians for for a net total of one game state. Yeah and cut off. Florida like bugs. Bunny does in that. Famous jif yup. Yeah there were other interesting facts. That that Apparently there were german air raids on the east coast of the united states. And there's clearly has been some kind of takeover. The major seems to be the figurehead leader or commander of this Of the united states. So i'm guessing some sort of military coup but somebody says in the old days before the change and the squads when they were still millionaires like basically went before before a lot of wealth was redistributed to who knows who knows in what way but clearly this is not the world that king lived through when he was writing this story. Right the most intriguing one was this idea that world war two was different in how it played out so there's talks about german raids on the east coast. That occurred that people were afraid of and then later on they talk about the provo governor who is a war hero. He led a raid on a german nuclear base in santiago in nineteen fifty three. So yeah this is definitely not the world that is just hey our world bit in the future. This is a total man in the high castle. Style alternate reality or maybe even a father callahan like slipping through alternate versions of of the universe or of the of the world making this whole story. Kind of dark tower finney.
Episode 31B David Rae Motivation - Writing's a pleasure
"David to finish up our talk on motivation What would you say your advice then would be for new authors to get themselves motivated or to stay motivated or any last thoughts on motivation itself. I think it would be enjoying yourself to how fun to be a to just just to just enjoy go with it. Rain should be a pleasure. And don't make it a chore.
Interview With Author David Yoon
"This week. I'm thrilled to have david yunan. Whose newest book super fake love song is out now. An conversation that we pretty much covered all talk about his newest book a his debut his writing journey and a lot about what he was like as a young person so really enjoyed talking to david. Hope you enjoy listening listening so david. What book hooked you. What book hooked me It's it was when i was in middle school. I don't know exactly how old i was. But i remember talking to my librarian and i was like i don't know to read their so many books in the school library and she just pulled out the halloween tree by ray bradbury and If you read this book but it's it has these awesome woodcut Drawings in it and it came up a long time ago. Like in the sixties. I want to say and this is way before like killington and the newspaper from the nightmare before christmas. But it's kind of there's a character in it. That is the skeleton dude with. I think he has a pumpkin for a head. I know he doesn't but he's like this very skeleton like figure and he's very creepy and he's very Theatrical like jack's kellington was and he challenges This group of boys on halloween when their trick or treating to to give up a year of their lives to save the life of their best friend Pippin who's at homesick can't trick or treat and so they travel around the world and learn about like all these Reports and customs that surrounding death and they wind up in mexico and they eat The sugar skulls and that is like. I'm going to give up a year my life to save my friend and It was just so it's like super atmospheric and super moody. This is awesome so then at of course read all very bradberry. I could find reading stuff. I shouldn't have been reading and so middle school time. Was that in age. Like were you a big reader. Then was it hard to get you to read or was it something where you pretty much constantly always had some sort of book. You're working your way through. I mean i was always reading. Yeah for sure Is reading a lot of stuff But then that book kind of it was like my first sorta grownup book. I guess and after that i started reading a of piers anthony fancy novels and i read like fifteen close and i was like wait a second. It's kind of the same story over and over again and that's florida and Then i started reading a lot of stephen king which i know i shouldn't have been reading And my dad was a weird guy to he. he He studied victorian like them. He he focused on the metaphysical poets. Okay it adds seoul university in career and then when it came to the united states he studied library science all things. wow and so he was like you need to be reading old man and the sea You need to be reading. Was it on human bondage and then lady chatterley's lover and was like that. I don't think i should be reading this. But he didn't care he's like the crazy. Daddy shows like the horror movies to his kids because he wants them to to Have a good sense of the canon. Anna is exposed to a lot of stuff that i probably shouldn't have been but i'm grateful for it and i would imagine while it was definitely helping Definitely helpful for your reading life to have a dad like that and that was kind of pushing it but was there any sort of rebellion there. That because you were being forced to read so many books were pushed upon you that reading. You rebelled against or turn against it because it was it was assigned by by dad I don't know it's hard to remember like like reading moby dick before high school. Sure looks like there's no way. I'm gonna finish so even if it did come from like a friend i don't know if i would have just cause but it did. It did feel like homework for sure At the same time like my older brother. I have one older brother. And he was a big reader to He used to read at the dinner table and it was like a problem. You know But i you know. I'm a little brother saw. I'll read to on just like him. I want to compete in everything we do. Because we're siblings. So he also turned me into the reader just sort of inadvertently and so when you got to high school especially when those are when in in those english courses you're being assigned full size novels and things like that. Didn't you find and really getting into what's canonized literature. We'll call it. Were you kind of a step ahead. That you think In those courses because dad already sorta had you on that home regiment of a reading those types of books. That's a funny question. Because i just realized really recently i mean my dad passed away like over a year ago. and so It just when you're when your parent passes away and makes you think a lot about your relationship in like your whole history. And i was like dude. My dad was like an outsized influence in in my interest in writing in books. I never appreciated him fully for that. He just kinda did it sure Yes and when. I hit high school. It was english. Classes where my absolute favorite My english teachers were my absolute favorite. My locker got broken into one time. So isis i was like no lockers and i used my english teacher's classroom as my locker That's how much we trusted. Each other's liked each other so that was sort of the year of You know camus. And ray bradbury. Shirley jackson and margaret atwood. That's like when i started really getting into those guys and and then i was like all right. This is this is really important to me. Plus i also had study hall. Not how i had studied hall but Journal i wrote in my journal pretty much every day so and so i take it
A Big Publishing Plot Twist: Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster for $2.2 Billion
"Biggest news to hit the publishing industry this year. Possibly several years happened last wednesday. And we're betting that you missed it after all. You were probably contemplating cooking a turkey for two and planning zoom thanksgiving dinners with relatives right so just in case here. It is again the parent company of penguin random house's buying simon and schuster for two billion dollars penguin random house or pr h has already america's largest book publisher according to the new york times. Should the acquisition go through and there are some caveats which will get to pr. H will be. The industry's first mega publisher. The times claims. Let's delve into this just a little bit as we've talked about here before simon and shuster is among the oldest of today's big five publishing houses and one of the most distinguished dick simon and schuster founded the company in nineteen twenty four. The partners first product was hardly a literary masterpiece. It was a book of crossword puzzles. And according to simon and schuster's corporate historian it was a runaway bestseller today. Almost one hundred years. After the lowly crossword puzzle got the entrepreneurial venture off the ground simon and schuster or s operates in a different stratosphere. Today it is america's third largest publisher over the years it's published scads of famous even legendary authors including ernest hemingway and f scott fitzgerald also political figures from both sides of the aisle including jimmy carter hillary clinton and donald trump and contemporary authors. Like bob woodward stephen king and anti prue as well as judy blume s prints and authors have won fifty seven pulitzer prizes and innumerable other literary awards including several caldecott medals one of the highest honors given to children's books the company now sells about two thousand titles annually all told s and s takes in close to nine hundred million dollars a year but early this year. Parent company viacom. Cbs decided to go all in on streaming video in sports looking to cut close to a billion dollars in operating expenses ceo. Bob bakish announced that s wasn't what he called a core asset hence the sale in march the rumored price for us and s was one point two billion dollars a bidding. Were hike the final price to two point. Two billion dollars among other contenders america's second largest publisher harpercollins also vivendi. A french company. That owns a stake in. American publisher has yet and rupert murdoch's news corp clearly penguin random house's parent german media giant bertelsmann was willing to pay top dollar for s and s one reason in addition to the competition between publishers for blockbuster bestsellers the big five face. A formidable rival in certain amazon and when it comes to fighting off amazon size matters since two thousand nine amazon has been a publisher. Not just the world's largest both retailer today. It has sixteen imprints that publish everything from thrillers. To romance novels it signs. Top selling authors like dean koontz patricia. Cornwell taking them and their millions of sales away from traditional publishers in two thousand seventeen amazon published more than twelve hundred titles according to the wall street journal if those numbers have grown in the last three years amazon could well already rival simon and schuster for the volume of new works. It's producing what makes amazon such a tough competitor is a book publisher of course is it status as a bookseller. Moreover it has a number of marketing weapons that traditional publishers. Do not such as the ability to easily promote low priced e books to millions of amazon prime members and kindle owners. The wall street journal reports that along with oodles of cash to lure away big name authors as the largest american publisher penguin. Random house has the clout and logistical network to compete successfully with amazon. The merged company would have annual revenues of three billion dollars according to book industry bible publishers. Weekly but we should note here. The acquisition faces obstacles worthy of an epic novel authors and agents represented by the authors guild. Say such a deal will make it even harder for new authors and so called mid list writers to get published meaning. If you haven't written a blockbuster or a solid backlist title your chances to get published and your earnings could shrink. Pr h says. Simon and schuster will remain editorially independent and both publishing houses say they remain devoted to readers and writers still publishers weekly reports that by blending s. npr h german-owned. Bertelsmann would own about one third of the us book market. That's the number that could trigger antitrust. Investigators to closely scrutinize the deal. According to the new york times but those market share numbers are in dispute in both directions. The authors guild which causes tie up says a combined. Pr h. s. would wind up publishing half of all trade books in the us. Meaning not textbooks penguin. Random house's leadership argues not true and says future market share would be less than twenty percent and that an antitrust investigation is unlikely what happens next will likely hinge on which of these numbers comes closest to reality
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Off. I don't we both forget Romero. I've totally yeah, totally totally blanked on her. Marrow question. Number five this Stephen King movie adaptation became a cult classic after winning an unexpected oscar but made only twenty-five million in its original box office run the least of any movie that summer Steven has guests 1408 can has guessed correctly the Shawshank Redemption. I'm getting too cocky back here. Really Shawshank Redemption didn't do that. Well at the box office, it didn't make that much money, you know, especially for how much they spent on it dear lord. Well, what app icon? Yeah, that's a good movie in Stephen King's The Stand this character with an interesting double moniker. No doubt. That's another word this character with an unusual moniker. Is fuc. I'm going to take this question again. I hope you know that I'm editing. None of putting me through this all events tabs. It's all going in this character with an interesting moniker almost destroys the town of New Vegas with a lost nuclear bomb. Can his guests The Tick Tock man and Steven has correctly guessed. The trashcan man is.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Johnny Cash Johnny Cash. I given where I live given where I live. There's really just no excuse for me missing that way at all. So absolutely not absolutely. That's okay. We forgive you there from there for very near here. So, you know, really I know that I live in Bristol, Tennessee slash Virginia the quote birthplace of country music there is absolutely no excuse for me missing that once you got a dream bigger, you know birth You know, I just I just love that because it's the most American thing that possibly has ever happened. Stephen King takes the stage with Johnny Cash most American thing possible in a number of bad way, right? But most Americans as possible would be bombing a country. That doesn't deserve it with cheeseburgers. Best American thing possible. Not the war. Yes, that's that's the worst is is a really tough competition. Honestly, it would be a lot of things that have to go on I think for a much more intelligent podcasts than ours dive into Iraq. I think the other best American thing to ever happen is the fly on on Mike Pence's head to date this podcast that flies the most American thing applies for ever seen It's A Real American Hero we have now dated this podcast within a specific 48-hour window when that is a relevant cultural Touchstone. Congratulations. We've made it home. Everyone knows when we're recording this now. That's great question to name one short story from Stephen King's latest twenty release if it bleeds The Collection. Oh, no name one short story from Stephen King's latest collection if it bleeds, Phoenix, I want you to know that I'm going to rate an answer that I know it's not true. But it's just something I want you to have to say in game show voice. Excellent. This is why I guess because I have not yet read it. So Kim Collins guesses if it bleeds even in Tucson of guesses, Peppa Pig. Peppa Pig and twenty points Goes to Camp Collins was worth it was all worth at work at home. I fell on that sword for the listenership. Let's keep it rolling. Yeah, we got we got seven eight total with the final question more questions to get through here. All right, here we go off the first episode of Stephen King's Creepshow the original features.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"I'm just going to say I think there's probably nearly two hundred. That's my guess. Although I mean like over one fifty thousand two hundred is really like kind of splitting hairs there. But anyway, there are nearly 200 Stephen King adaptations between movies short films play Zoomer radio adaptations comic books Etc. When do we make one? Are we make an adaptation is the real question is if there are over two hundred it can't be that hard to get the license off. Be that hard to license and with the end of round one. We are going to take it to our mid show break. Hey, welcome to the mid-show fucknuts. I don't know why I called you that audience. You've done nothing to deserve that. So in every one of our episodes can we have a mid-show break where we just wage of like talk about our social media and plug staff and generally hang out. Let it all loose. You know, absolutely. Yeah cam so you go ahead and plug all your stuff. Okay? Yeah, so old gods of Appalachia. We're an elder tour and theology podcast set in an alternate Apple, You can visit our website at ww.w. Old gods of Appalachia follow us on Twitter at old gods pod. Org on Instagram at old gods of Appalachia. You can also find us on Facebook or join our Facebook group old gods of Appalachia the fellowship hall birth. We're on YouTube We're yeah pretty much anywhere you you know, you can soon find podcasts we are there and you can also you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter page, Kat. I'm currently in the midst of this October creative challenge. So I'm throwing out like different things and like some days it's like actual writing and other days is like yeah, here's a cool picture my cat. I just it just depends and you can do different things. So it's been it's been pretty fun and people have liked it fairly. Well, so that's cool. Yeah Simpson like it fairly. Well, I'd say just about covers it statistically speaking the idea that someone's listening to this podcast but not your podcast is life would be an anomaly it would be truly immensely bizarre there. You're very nice. You're like do you like Stephen King? We got you and you know, you do a fine job. Do you like Stephen King and you want it to be presented to you by two? Strangely energy. Social justice Warrior Northerners say you are you like a Stephen King fan, but you're really into both musicals and queer theory. Is that the overlapping Venn diagram because boy have we got the podcast this why you know, this is why we think you are. In fact the superior Stephen King podcast slow, you know, you learn here first folks. Thanks Gail. David King Blues Club is in is endorsed by all gods of Appalachia put the stamp. I love it. That's right. Thank you so much. And if you really feel like it you can go check out our Twitter our Instagram our Facebook ads Stephen King Boo and does all kinds of fun stuff coming out in October including this episode which will tap off our spooky October and the second name. Then of our podcast so, you know think with that that's pretty much our mid show. Let's take it back Phoenix is going to continue to channel the game show demon that has inhabited corporeal form. Let's read some in the game show demon that has possessed Phoenix office. Hello everyone. Yeah, we have come to round two of the Stephen King quiz show mistakes are even higher every question is now worth 20 points. So cam you could come back. It is 5265 currently to bring it home. I could still bring it home. You still only lose five points for wrong answers off. So we've even doubt on most both.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Has guests Beach World Steven explain your answer briefly. Okay. So Beach world is from The Collection the Skeleton Crew, which is I want to say Stephen King's first published short Story collection. It came out in the early eighties late seventies don't quite remember, but the beach World adaptation happened like earlier this year. It was off even know there was a beach World adaptation. I hadn't heard about it. So wow. Yeah, they kind of took it and expanded it a bit and it's it's pretty stylish. It's fun cool. You have to look it up wrong answer is Published in 1978 with the adaptation release date of December 12th. 2020 Stephen King's The Stand What but the stand had the mini-series they have the mini the long but the longest State between an adaptation and the public it had an adaptation. Yeah, I call into question. I never even okay. All right. I I vote that we all ignore this round. We're going to push you should ignore this question. Okay, we are exiting this question out of the game. So no one gets or loses any points. It's up for interpretation. The judges have ruled the question invalid. It was a cool idea for a question. I really cool idea for a question, but I'm a slump for technicalities. So so yeah, I'll tell you I'm glad you're a slip for technicalities Stephen. Okay, the final question of round one will be presented in multiple choice format. The question is how.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Song. That is correct. Again, Cam and Steven both get the full points University of Maine. Hell, yeah, baby, right? That's what's up. Like yes, let's just stick with that stick with this caliber of questions. This is great. I appreciate this is an ego boost kind of trivia. OK wage game show announcer voice. The Phoenix has adopted I think are you like possessed what's happened to you? You talking about? That's how I've always. I've always topic. It's me your good friend Phoenix crackers here to keep you grounded Bubby that Like you can't find the way I've started calling Phoenix Bubby. I don't know what it happen bail. He's just he's Bubby for life. Now. He's Bobby for life. I like it home sweet. Hi sweet Bobby Baker. He is now. I'm going to have to call it. Now. I'm going to call Phoenix. I because I know this now instead of Phoenix is but hashtag puppy forever home. Okay. We are now on our third question ramping up in speed a little bit here in what year was The Shining published? Hi Jesus. And we get points off. We got these wrong you sure do I do not have great confidence in the sensory. You are both incorrect. Was it 80 to The Shining was published in the year 1977. Although I will note that cam gave us the year of the movie. Oh, okay. Okay, so that that's where I got confused. Okay here is your next question. What is Stephen King's Daughters name? I know this one. I don't know if that's correct spelling but Naomi right and both Steven and Camp get it right again. Niomi is Stephen King's Daughters name? We are back and neck ye I really want to win this bundle of Stephen King book club swag that I certainly have. No access to otherwise, it will not send me any thoughts stuff see that that's why I should win cuz I want the swag. I don't like going to send you the swag either one. Obviously we both are going to do I did say that the winner gets into heaven, so If you've got an audience with the big man upstairs, I'm sure we could both use it. It's really funny. I just you know, I just got a new car and we have one of our patrons has asked us a couple of times if we plan to have any plans to make a bumper sticker and now suddenly I'm like, you know Steve it's not a bad idea wage we should do that is kind of so, that's probably something I've going to be putting together here shortly God's mobile question 5 p.m. What is the name of the actor who plays Pennywise the clown in the 2017 It remake. I'm going to butcher the spelling of this name. What is that kids name? I love that dude your rules I do too. But I can I cannot remember even you going to stop off up the answer before word? Listen, I trust cam. Okay McCain's like don't trust Ikea the first week. I can't remember his name saved my life that I like him. He's a good actor and Steven gets the answer right in his name is Bill Skarsgard. God bless the Skarsgard family. We need a scars on the program at some point any of them selling all of them are if anyone out there is like 7° type deal if you're like within three degrees of separation from the Skarsgard police. Yeah song please we need skarsgard's. Yeah, that kids great wasn't in Castle Rock too sure was yeah and he's so good in it. He's so handsome to O he was in the devil all the time, recently, Georgia. Extremely good. Yes, isn't he? Excellent in that? That was so good. So good in that question 6. In what state does the book and movie Misery take place? Oh, no, it's between one of two for me and In what state does a Miss I'm a big fan of fake fan. We have fans all over the world. That would have just crushed you both in this game. I know we do offer. All right cam has guests New Hampshire and Steven is guessing. I'm guessing washing Washington at your home. Super duper Wrong song. Misery takes place in Colorado. God damn it. I second-guessed myself. Stephen King doesn't exactly use a ton of States repeatedly, he's got his faves. That's for sure. Yeah. I definitely it wasn't main so you knew that Ralph. I knew it wasn't Maine so it's like where else is there, you know right away what class of vehicle what class of vehicle almost killed Stephen King in nineteen, ninety nine your birth. There's options are a sedan a Mack truck a pickup truck a van or a motorcycle. What kind of vehicle almost killed Stephen King in nineteen? Ninety nine. I have my answering that's correct. It is a van. All right. The score is currently 45 2:30 with three questions left in the first round. We are not that far away type competition here in the future fans are loyal to this and just passing us so hard they're tearing their hair out for sure with you. We've we've lost half of our Westerner base like home without question. They don't believe any more than any of us. There's lost faith. There's like now now fucking Caesars question 8 Name one book by author Joe Hill. I can a multiple that there's a good writer. Oh, yeah, he's great off and they've both given correct answers from the list. They choose Heart-Shaped Box, which is on my to-read list. I've also read Nosferatu which was super spooky great audiobook on that bad boy recommended. Thanks for the recommended readings. Yeah, man. Yes. Okay, Rich. Stephen King title has the most years between the publication off and the adaptation which Stephen King title has the most veers between the publication date original of the novel and the publication date of the adaptation. Well, hold on. Hold on. Hold on. I think Beach World km has guessed The Dark Tower Steven.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Most powerful faceoffs in history. Let's make them now first what I said, hi, I'll introduce you. Oh, okay. First we have Cam Collins co-creator of old gods of Appalachia podcast. Cam. How are you doing today? Great. How are you? I am doing well cam. What is your favorite Stephen King adaptation? Oh favorite adaptation. That is so hard. I mean pet cemetery is one that it's that's fantastic job, but I also really enjoyed the stand miniseries and I do mean the first Pet Sematary. I do not mean the the recent pet cemetery Inc. Assumed. Yeah. Yeah, you're just one only I think I think we've talked about it before and you've heard me rant about how much I didn't and rightfully so goddamn it came. Is there anything you'd like to say to your stalwarts contestant today? No, I'm not even get a job to have any bravado here because I you know, I've read a lot of Stephen King, but I didn't like bone up on on fun facts or anything like that at all so long Okay. Neither did Stephen it's true. Okay. Okay. So I feel like we maybe have a fairly evenly matched feel maybe three Tire podcast about Stephen King. So there's bath next. We have straight out of the Bethesda Maryland co-host of the Stephen King Boo Club, Steven. And rossano Steve's you are our reigning Champion. You are at the curly Catholic cutie the terror with a timer editing Steve. Do you have any advice for your competitor Phoenix? I just want to say this is we've recorded a lot of this podcast. This is by far the most manic energy you've ever brought to a recording. I feel like I'm watching a spiral out of control in real-time wage at the same time as recording this podcast. I am painting a nursery baking a souffle and learning to juggle. Yeah, I mean, I don't know I guess my advice can would be best of luck getting through this wild shindig that we've agreed to I have no idea. What's going to happen here today. Ladies and gentlemen, this is no idea. This is a phoenix Crockett production this morning. Yeah, and and you are you definitely you're definitely like more hectic but I've seen you so yeah interesting. My jaw was on the floor. I feel like I've been strapped into a mechanical bull and we're just going to see how long I can write this bad boy and folks I am that bowl with that. Let's explain. I mean, I know it's only noon, but have you been drinking because that's whether or not you've been drinking I can tell you from experience. Significantly influences the time you can hang on to the mechanic. Can this is coffee and donuts only. Okay. Well, I mean, I guess it's let's let's ride this bad boy. I'm going to start with the rules go for it with that. Let's explain how this game is going to work. I will be reading 10 questions in the first round and ten questions in the second round first ground questions are worth ten points second round questions increase in difficulty and they are worth 20 points the final question. The whole part of all is worth fifty points. You will write down your answer on a piece of paper and the 10 seconds allotted and then hold it up at the end. If you write nothing you win and lose no point wage or answer is one of the approved answers on my here list. Then you get the points if your answer is wrong you lose five points no matter the round. Are we clear I've had this nightmare. This is oh my God keeping track of the points. This guy right here. Okay, good. I'm like, thank you. Don't ask me to also keep track of points in my mind's eye Phoenix is wearing like a circus ringmaster outfit. He's got like a spiral color hat and the bullwhip. Yeah, the the home the winner gets eternal glory probably a spot in heaven. And of course a grab bag of skbc gear. Let's get playing. In round one. We're going to start with an easy question. Some would call it a warm-up. What was Stephen King's first feature novel carry and both people get it. Correct. That is 10 points for Cam. That is 10 a points for Stevens. No good. I'm warmed up into it. I'm glad this is the caliber of trivia. We're dealing with because I was ready to suggest. Okay. I'm ready to quit this ship for sure with the dog has joined the trivia competition ladies and gentlemen, so yeah, my dog has decided he has a lot to say about Stephen King's first novel. I'm so glad we come now to the second question. Don't think too hard about this one. Where did Stephen King go to college? Where did Stephen King go to college? I.
Episode 41 FTN Watches A Movie Part 1: Cruel Jaws - Drive Of The Week
"Introduction long as we're here. Yes. Yes every episode we start with the driver the week. If you don't know what a drive is. It is a line from a movie or TV show said with exceptional velocity and volume and the stage belongs to mister Klein. All right, ladies and horror fuckers. What we have here is the 1983 Stephen King horror. Flick Christine. This is a classic one for me. It's grown up kid because it was one of the few R-rated movies was able to watch which shockingly because it's got so much bad language in this and there is a lot of drives in this and it was hard to pin-point flash drive to use is there is one point where a character just goes black for no reason, but I chose this one because there's always a reason yeah and the reason which is not the third reason but the reason off there to drive right back to back and it is it's checked estimate. So so here is to drives of the week from the Motion Picture film Christine off. I care about you. Like I love you lie, but I think we deserve one more try. Don't you give me a fucking ass? Hello, Arnie, please don't do this to me wanting to speak with me. Okay, you've had right? Or fuck you, bitch, just like they were burning Arnie. Please don't do this tickets pissed off drops the fuck you bitch stay with me that you've had it, right? Well, fuck you bitch. And then we anything about it runs back to the phone. I'm sorry. I'm sorry wrong with me. Okay, you've had right? Or fuck you, bitch. Come on, Lee expects her to still be on page other than kids today won't know that if you if you're slammed the phone down hard enough, it actually bounced and didn't hang up. So the other person might actually still be on the other line. It's true. That is true. But that's pretty much after you do the exact you bitch and she assumes you hang up. She's not going to hang around that kind of thing is so easily misunderstood, you know, don't like is it I'm just saying this isn't really that clear what he means right? Well, there's stuff. He just wanted a yes or no and you can't really fault them there and just yesterday. I think we give me a fucking no. I mean just because you make it because a lot of pressure is Dad is you know, Rodney Dangerfield and right right, right. He's gotta make that swim team. Yeah. Yeah. I thought that was the driver of the week brought to you by Trashman media for all the latest DVD and Blu-ray commentary go to trash man media and also on Facebook and Twitter. I feel good to check out www.cbs.com latest news and no bulshit. All right. So we're going to
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"The Stephen King adaptation the Stephen King Easter eggs are as thus you get the twins from The Shining they show her home. Sure. I'm just oh my head down for these. Yep. The Overlook Hotel shows up the family including the dog from Cujo shows up. The car. Christine is a pole is a toy and toward the end. There's a Rita Hayworth picture not to mention the Pennywise theme theme park that shows up as kind of a big part in this adaptation and the portal that Jake's told to remember as his way back is titled and passworded 1408. You know, this is I just have to say it's my like least favorite kind of fan service where it's like we can list off a bunch of Stephen King things, but we don't give a flying my spark how they work in the universe or whether it matters. It's just like let's all celebrate the fact that these books exist. Please give me money for this bad adaptation. I did not I hate brainless fanservice. Yep. It's not the whole situation is not ideal. Yeah agreed wage. So Rumor Mill time. Yes, real-time remote sign there may or may not be more Dark Tower material coming from probably will be probably won't be he has said he'll never end the series and that really there's only nine hundred pages of Dark Tower overall. Yep. Is Dark Tower than there is of it, right? And and so he says there's not there's going to be more because he needs something to wrap up for the compilation novel that it should be he wants took a bunch of rewrites and it's like be a compilation novel with an ending. The rewrites will include a lot of stuff such as fixing the plot holes and writing himself out of the universe. Thank God he says and I quote there are too many King analogs here and man. Have we been talking about man? What yo they same age Grant you wisdom and they are right. It's only took him seventy-two years to come to the realization. Yeah, so I'm kind of excited for that. I'm hoping to see that we're going to have to do the Dark Tower rewrite as a episode because it's very very different. It was a whole Wikipedia page of just differences between the two books cannot bought it for now. We would like to thank Monica Chandler doing our posters Michaela Fishman for our graphic design Tony magistrala and Michael blue and our crack academic down towards This evening to have as a King foundation for I I just now lost it. I finally lost seem that Stephen Tabitha King foundation for their continued filmed them to feel the enthroned topic work. So one more time champ definitely King foundation for their continued. It work Bryant are mysterious archivist for keeping us abreast of really cool Stephen King stuff our patreon community all of you. We love you little kisses. I would like to thank you Phoenix my sweet Bible boy. I would like to thank you Stephen my curly Catholic cutie. And of course we would like to thank you dear listener for starting with us on a Dark Tower Journey. That's going to be a trip. We will see you next week with I believe our retrospective on the first episode we ever did we are revisiting Carrie. peace out sucker.
Time Travel Theoretically Possible Without Leading To Paradoxes, Researchers Say
"An undergraduate at the University of Queensland has apparently proven that time travel without paradoxes is possible. This is from a new paper published last week in the journal classical and quantum gravity by the student Germane to bar and his professor Fabio Kosta quoting popular mechanics. The math itself is complex, but it boils down to something fairly simple time travel discussion focuses on closed time like curves or CTC's something Albert Einstein I posited until Barton cost say that as long as. Just two pieces of an entire scenario within a C. T. C. or still in causal order when you leave the rest is subject to local free will I results show that C. T. C.'s are not only compatible with determinism and with the local free choice of operations but also with a rich and diverse range of scenarios in dynamical processes, their paper concludes end quote. In other words stepping on a butterfly during a dinosaur hunting expedition would not entirely change the present world returned to and the way Mardi MC fly prevented his parents from meeting or accidentally left behind a sports ALMANAC for biff defined would not drastically change his present reality either. Instead, the mathematical research shows that time travel would be more akin to vendors endgame something that matches the findings from Los, Alamos Laboratory earlier this summer. Side No. Los. Alamos is also one of the few labs messing around with plutonium. So All I'm saying is if you see a delorean cruising around New Mexico, maybe watch out. But essentially, the findings say that you can go back to the past and mess with things a little bit but it will basically smooth over and eventually lead to the same results preventing things like the grandfather paradox in which you go back in time, kill your own grandfather, and then prevent yourself the time traveller from ever existing. To Warren constant used relevant example from our present time to put their complex math into plain language quoting a press statement by the researchers say you traveled in time in an attempt to stop covid nineteen patient zero from being exposed to the virus? However, if you stopped that individual from becoming infected that would eliminate the motivation for you to go back and stop the pandemic in the first place this is a paradox been inconsistency that often leads people to think that time travel cannot occur in our universe. Logically, it's hard to accept because that would affect our freedom to make any arbitrary action. It would mean you can time travel. You cannot do anything that would cause a paradox to occur. In the coronavirus patient zero example, you might try and stop patient zero from becoming infected, but in doing so you would catch the virus and would become patient zero or someone else would no matter what you did. The salient events would just recalibrate around you try. As you might to create a paradox, the events will always adjust themselves to avoid any inconsistency end quotes. So our timelines are a bit more self-correcting than we thought and trying to adjust the time line. We're currently living in to go back to one where perhaps a different person won an election and the berinstain bears are still the Bernstein bears probably isn't going to happen. As NPR quoted from Stephen, King's time travel novel eleven twenty to sixty three about trying to prevent the Kennedy assassination quotes. The past is obdurate. It doesn't want to be changed.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Absolutely listened to that John. Neal. So my second one actually is really close to that in the narrative. Yeah. and goes more towards the thinking about how the bodies effectiveness. Ecology. The body is either stupid or Wise but in either case is baird the terrible witchery of thought, it only knows how to stand its ground and fight until it can fight no more. Yeah cool. One it really relates to Hor. He's had that in his back pocket for a while and through that into this narrative. Because you little spice for flavor for sure. So, there's no way for me to start explaining this next one without. Having. I haven't looked. Exactly, which one, hundred, hundred, zero, there's a sequence where character hides from alien in their own memory palace inside of their brain. Like Harry Potter and clemency you were yeah. Yeah. Like that or like in any other number of stupid things that have tried to pull off this concept but didn't 'cause it's a dumb concept. So he's hiding in a room in his mind. From, an alien and the alien is. Trying to. Warm him out. He's trying to convince him to come on come on out and. Nothing bad will happen I promise. I, read the ahead. Star. Good So I think this is actually a really good quote for kind of summing up how King. Deals with aliens thematically throughout his his books. All of them I would say anybody that deals with an alien. This is a really decent quit. There's no necessity for this suffering Jones. See us for what we are not invaders but saviors buddies. War Famine ethnic cleansing killing for peace massacring the heathen for Jesus homosexual people beaten to death bugs in bottles. The bottles sitting on top of missiles. The missiles trained on every city in the world. Come on Jones a compared to type for anthrax what the little bias between friends. Jesus Christ Bananas, you'll be dead and fifty years anyway. This is good. Relax and enjoy it. High Theory Independence Day via very independence day super campy But also there's this the magic thing that Stephen King always does where he ties aliens to. Okay, I can't get into this. Does yeah but he he ties aliens to this kind of. Slash expansionist. Even like fascist thought of like you know we are the inevitable higher technology thing that's going to wipe you out and the fact that the aliens are in essence saying you'll greet us like liberators in the year two thousand and one is not a coincidence. So that's my take on. itchy. Man You have one dishonorable mentioned before we move on don't Ya I do So, in this memory palace room, his mental safe place. This room is the back room of like an abandoned building where he and his other friends as kids thought that there might be a picture of the homecoming queen flashing her vagina like pinup style. And That's that's the thing. That's the thing that he links onto. That's. Think that I, never got this come from who sue it's so bizarre it's this group of middle scores that are like we're going to go see the prom queens buddy or whatever. Did did someone take the picture did shake this is not I feel like this I feel like Stephen King thinks this is a more universal experience. Hope Stacy's bare muff is in their. Start in his so weird and like. Yeah. So I just had a couple of books. There's always one weird vagina thing. Always one thing. There was a really bad couple of regulators even off writing the word Vagina word amazing. Okay Hey let's this is a great time to transition to segment that we had previously only applied to. Book we're calling it. Everyone's a critic. So sometimes the good reads. Reviews, yeah we're just reviews around. We've we've called them from a few places. Yeah. Yeah. We'll get him from youtube or we'll get him from something. are hilarious and we find that out in Kuhn's joke episode for April Fools. Day I would just like to go through a couple these let's ping pong on my guy. I would like to open real quick with the the only line in the wikipedia article. Before, like in the opening before it starts in the next part, which is In Two thousand fourteen king told rolling stone that I don't like dream catcher very much. stated. The book was written under the influence of Oxycontin. So. When you pour how many pages was this book this book six, hundred, Eighty, six, hundred, eighty, nine pages you pour into a book and you get to the end of it and you rewrite it a few times and publish it, and you look back on it and you're like. That was the oxy's talking. All right. So. From good grades now great from good rates. This poor anxious reviewer reading. This book was quite hard I'm still not sure if I'm okay with giving it three stars because it had so many good characters, parts and flat twist. One part of me feels like giving a five stars but then again, some parts it left me feeling miserable. And asking myself if I was ever going to finish it. So because of that the other part of me thinks it really on deserves to stars. So I, guess I'll just have to settle and give it three three point three stars. But still I don't think I've ever wished that good reads had a half star system as much as.
#19 James Noll The Teacher Author Musician - burst 01
"Trying out short stories always your first story when you I mean not so much the first one that you can. Write maintenance sixteen and Seventeen I was reading science fiction I. there's a there's a story called repent Harlequin said the tiktok man by Harlan Ellison and it was in one of those you know world's greatest science fiction's nineteen, sixty, six, nineteen, Sixty, seven is a collection. And I would read those things back and forth I just loved them. I remember sitting in bed. Reading that story again but TIKTOK man story and I thought I could probably do something like this and And went downstairs and got on the Family Commodore Amiga. which had at that point had been just used for defender of the crown and there was you know a pre wordpress or not were pressed but a pre word program that we had on there and I sat down and wrote a story and it was a science fiction story it was absolutely horrible. It was something about trying to be. Satirical without even knowing satire was at that point is trying to be funny without really having a sense of irony or I had it but I didn't know how to portray it online on on the page. Yeah. and I. Remember. It took it took me a couple of hours and finished it. brought. To my girlfriend at the time I said, hey read this she looked at it. She read it kind of is like, what are you like you should keep trying? All right. At least you didn't say stop. Yeah Yeah exactly. Yeah. It was very nice her was there someone in your family because I mean getting into English and you're talking about some of the books that you read and then into writing? was there someone in your family that? Product you towards. Your joy for reading. Would you even define it as a joy for reading because absolute our devour books? Yep well, maybe not as fast as some people but yeah, I am constantly reading Yeah my mother she she got me into reading very very early I I. What I finally decoded everything figured it out. I, brought a stack of my. You know my doctor seuss books down to her while she was watching the. Cable Net. So I think and just started reading to her out loud and and from that point on there was always a there's always book around it was something that I could always retreat to I didn't know it at the time but just personality wise I'm fairly introverted doesn't mean that I don't like people just means I need to have some alone time and that's where I would get it. I could go home. I'd read a Stephen King Book Re. Short Stories I. Got Into. A. Clockwork. Orange. And all those dystopia novels and you could use that to kind of relax and recharge by between her and my brother. My brother was the one who also use like, Hey, you should read this your one flew over the CUCKOO's nest. Now here's a coke orange like I said, hey, did you get the new Stephen King? They would just feed me stuff and then you know there's All over the house and so I just had my pick I just walk around and you know. GonNa re I didn't know Stephen King wrote four books. You pick that one up and move on from there and then start developing your own tastes and and move on. I think you might mention of it. What was your first piece of writing that you handed into someone besides your girlfriend for a critique? That was junior year. and we're supposed to write a fictional story I ended up fictionalized event that. You know that we want to up at my mother's Relatives House up in Jersey and that crashed and burned really really. Well, it's. I was I was up against another kid in class meaning we we've been partners. and. He wrote this amazing piece of course and then and he wrote I of course to read his out loud and then I read mine and it was just frigates. Suddenly found in this as well But he you know go ahead go ahead. Well I. got the feedback that that at the time. I needed you know. Every writer when they go into writing for the first time especially that age you don't know what revision means you don't know really what constructive feedback means, and so that's that's what the teacher is trying to say look it's not going to be perfect. The first time this is a rough draft, and so you get the positive stuff in the negative stuff and you go back and Redo it and I I went back and wrote a different story instead because I was embarrassed and I didn't know how to you know handle that particular situation. But I I, I, put it through three or four drafts, and then my teacher was like, yeah, that's what I'm talking about it. That's that's how you do it, and so you learn from those particular situations. How is your your balance of confidence with your writing even though it needed Some revision is standing there in reading in front of your your classmates, the confidence. Could did you have a balanced with that because personally I remember my first year university might first communications class in my knees were shaking and I was scared forty people in the class I looked at my communication Susan. Shut up. Even. Though I had a paper here in front of me. How was your balance with that? Probably. Mighty pen. Yeah, exactly you know naked in front of the class. Yeah well, that's that's exactly I. I. Don't know if if my voice was shaking, my knees were knocking at that point I? Do Remember one of the things I was trying to make sound. Funny. Did Not come off as funny. and there is just silence and it was that the that feeling in the pit of your stomach in front of your, you know this is an advanced English class eleventh grade and. I was like Oh man I blew it. You know from that point on he's going to. And finishes. Waiting for you to be over. And there's been plenty of those moments too. Yeah exactly especially following the other guy who? It was he was I. think he ended up being the Valedictorian and just he just knew what he was doing at an early age You know. There wasn't any ever like any jealousy of my my half. I was just always like man he's so much better. But that takes humility right like just to say no. That guy's talented. Suppose just recognizing it. Yeah. Recognizing I mean acknowledged that wow, that guy's talented I have some ways to go. Yeah and Also. Just being a nice person but also I think. It wasn't a secret how good he was everybody knew that because he was he was killing across all of the subjects and it was just one of those things I have no idea where this guy came from it he's amazing. and I think he had transferred over freshman year so we didn't know. Nobody knew who why non horses exactly. Wow. You're awesome in everybody's Askar you. Just for you just to realize, okay, you gotta work on it a little bit more and then you'll succeed. Yeah that's why people like that exist. It's it's. A It's what gives you drive sometimes I. I gotta hit that level. So after university, what was your? What was your mission? I was a drummer and punk rock bands and we were touring up and down the east coast playing basements in bars and small clubs, and we recorded a whole bunch of albums and that was what we were trying to do. I did that for about three and a half four years? Yeah. Yeah Absolutely yeah. It in me see in. One of the band's had a few in there even though I did not play guitar if I got a base and I kind of plunked around and figure out what the notes were and showed it to the guys who knew better than me and we fashion. A song out of that, I could I could yell scream. Or sorry y'all sing. With some sort of melody in there, some sort of harmony. Another band was I started getting more confident. Now is a fifty percent songwriter with that group. and then you know, 'cause you hop around from band abandoning. You know they last a year or two so that there was another band you know those those I who were punk rock ish or just rock bands then got into like an old country band where I was a one third singing partner in writing partner. After that, I got kind of got tired of of writing and I just WANNA play drums. I played A. Backup not. WanNa sing right now I, just want to play drums. I'm already doing five things at once and adding in their six so. Let. Me just play drums but yeah, it was it was a Lotta Fun. How much will even bringing up the confidence level? How much was that good for you to be on stage? I mean. Did that add
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"By Oakland and one three game sweep Indians, counting the nineteen ninety eight series, the Red Sox post season. Record in my lifetime stands at ten wins and twenty three losses. Before anyone scoffs at the idea that the red sox are a team of malign destiny. He or she should consider that statistic very closely. A run of ten and twenty three would not be unusual for second division club, but we are talking here about games played in the post season. Em- players among the best to wear the uniform they have included. Roger Clemens. Carly Stransky Carlton Fisk Jim Rice. Dwight Evans Tom Gordon and Pedro Martinez. The numbers are seriously out of whack. They do not compute. They are not as Mr. Spock would say logical. The citizens of red SOx nation don't worry about stuff like that. Though in our hearts, we all know the. Abandoned logic as well as hope, all ye who enter here should be carved over the main entrance to fenway park, and really who needs logic. We latter-day royal rooters don't come to fenway to run the odds or compute the stats that's for Yankee boosters and the Red Sox. Fans view of the Yankees is why bother. Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Microsoft at Fenway. We come to chase the whale. The big one the white one. Stephen I hope you liked that reading despite all of the. Baseball jargon it really make sense to Red Sox fans. For, those of you that don't follow closely American. Baseball History Stephen King wrote this in nineteen, ninety nine, and was surprised in two thousand four, when the Red Sox won the world series again, and was even more surprised in two, thousand, eight, two, thousand and thirteen, sorry in two, thousand, seven, two, thousand, thirteen and two, thousand eighteen, when the red sox won the world series again, the most world series to be won by a team in two decades since the Yankees and turn of the century. My personal favourite players were playing these games that he talked about. Pedro Martinez being one of them. I thought this was a really sweet little piece, a Nice Little Omar to why people keep rooting for losing teams. I hope you enjoyed. This is the Ben the be week to our Tom Gordon episode. We'll be joining you next time with the beautiful the majestic on writing. Thanks everybody..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Sure the cards won the NFL crown by ten and a half games, and they had Bob Gibson, but we had yeahs playing the crumbs off. The Green Monster Ken Harrelson Joe Foy was. Well destiny. And the Red Sox actually drove the heavily favoured cards to a seventh game before Lonborg took the mound in the final. He had been brilliant in his two previous starts winning five zero in three one, but he was pitched out. The game was really over by the end of the sixth inning. Fans who must sail forever in a doomed quest for the right to buy? Boston red sox world champions, t shirts have strange memories. For me, one of the strangest is of my wife, saying honey. Why are you just sitting there on an October afternoon nineteen, seventy eight, and you know what I couldn't tell her. I couldn't explain. For the Fenway Faithful nineteen seventy eight was the sweet dream season that turned into a nightmare a Stephen King baseball story. If ever, there was one, the red sox had played the first half of that season like the Yankees of twenty years later around all-star time in seventy eight, the socks record was an incredible, sixty, two and twenty eight. We were living large, just maximum end relaxing then came the crash best epitomized by the infamous Boston massacre when the Yankees came to town late in the season in swept a four game series, the nineteen seventy eight regular season, ended in a flat, footed tights, both the Yankees and Red Sox, sporting identical ninety nine win records, and associating only the Second One game playoff in American league history. I was teaching at the University of Maine at that time and cancelled my classes a thing I'd not done even when suffering a case of double bronchitis, so I could stay home and watch the game. After six innings, things looked good. We were leading the Yankees by a score of two and now Mike. Torres was tossing a two hitter and you strbske. He was doing his usual brilliant job in left field. My youngest son Owen than about twenty months old was crying some attention I took him on my lap, and he sat there comfortably for a while watching contentedly, and then dozing off, just as the white whale swim away from the red SOx nation yet again. The top of the seventh with two on and two out bucky dent hit a towering fly to left field a most days. That ball was an easy out even at fenway in other park in the major leagues. It was an easy out everyday. Not On that day, though it sorted the netting above the green monster, just above into the left of the scoreboard, then circled the bases with an unbelieving I can't believe this grin on his face. The Yankees held on to win. I always loved Fenway Shaughnessy. Quotes says saying, but that was the one moment I hated the place I still can't believe the ball went into the net. Later yeahs would foul out to end the game. I watch the post game show, who was like attending a funeral of someone who had died unexpectedly without hearing much of what was said I was thinking that it was going to be a very long very cold and very depressing winter in New England. At some point in these grim ruminations, I got up, turned off the TV and settled back into my chair with my young son still fast asleep in my arms. It was about them that my wife poked her head into the living room and asked why was just sitting there? I remember thinking own was the lucky one and one had slept through whole damn thing. But of course, that sort of ignorance doesn't last, the fathers and mothers of red SOx nation passed down there doomed love of America's unluckiest pro sports team to their sons and daughters at some unfortunate physical traits crossed is let us say or premature baldness are passed on from generation to generation. Eight years after sleeping through the final three innings of the red. SOx Yankees Playoff Game Owen attended his first postseason game. It was also his first night game. It was the red SOx against the mets and Boston had taken the first two games at Shea that led the series first game in Boston. A curious significance, no team taking a three, no lead in the fall classic had ever lost the world series. And so although it was a school night I felt okay about taking on to the Ballpark I felt like he was going to see something at the age of nine that I never had in my thirty nine years a red sox team that was all but guaranteed of winning the world series. Except the Red Sox lost game three, and in oddly boring fashion given the fact that Boston's eccentric pitching genius of the moment Dennis Oil can. Boyd was on the mound. The mets took the suspense out of early scoring four runs in the first, and going on to win by a score of seven to one on the way out of the Ballpark of long past, his bedtime, and terribly disappointed by the failure of his idol, the can man my son burst into tears I put my arm around him and hugged him, reflecting that they were his first tears as a red sox fan, and not likely to be his last. For the of red SOx nation, nineteen, eighty six was a Tripoli, cursed year a trebling cursed series it was one in which our vision of the white whale rolled out and all, but begged for the harpoons. It lay their offering itself up in particular to come and Red Sox seaman named William Billy Bucks Buckner. It was game. Six of the Red Sox mets world series. The socks were leading three games to. And that night's contest they were also leading five three in the bottom of the tenth inning at Shea. The first two mets batters went down easily at one point. The Red Sox were within a single strike of ending their long sixty eight years at that point eighty one. Is Your reading this world series drought. I was sitting behind. The wheel of my car was parked in the driveway of our summer home in western Maine during that terrible half of the home tenth waiting for the Red Sox to wrap it up. The only radio in the house had no antenna. I would not pick up the closest red sox affiliate. The car radio would. It was late after midnight, and I wanted to go to bed, even more I wanted to grab the bottle of champagne that was chilling in the fridge and pour myself a big cold glass of it. I wanted to toast my Red Sox, who had finally done it after all those years trial and heartbreak, all the dream players who turned out to be bad dreams, and all turns of Evil Fortune, the Red Sox had finally done it. And that was when the roof fell in. What followed were three consecutive singles in one wild pitch an all at once. The game was tied. I sat there in my Ford, the door open in the Dome Light Spilling, a thin yellow glow out onto the gravel. The -squitoes flying around my ears, and a cigarette, smoldering between my fingers, waiting for the Red Sox, at least choke the mets off and get another turn at back. Then mookie Wilson hit his infamous ground ball up up the first base line and right at Buckner. As soon as he hit it a routine grounder I had an evil premonition that I would not be drinking champagne that night. When the announcer, probably it was Ken Coleman, but I can't remember for sure screamed and it gets passed a buckner. It's through his legs I was somehow not surprised, instead of going back into bat in the top of the eleventh of the game tied the Red Sox went back to their hotel with the series tied the following night. The mets put them away. The. Red Sox have let the great white whale getaway yet again that whale has never come so close to our boat cents before beating the Indians in the opening game of their playoff series in the fall of nineteen, ninety eight, the Red Sox had lost thirteen straight games and postseason competition, beginning with game six against the mets and including two four game sweeps.
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"This week, I'll be reading an essay written by Stephen King for the official program of the Nineteen Ninety Nine Major League Baseball All Star game. The title of this piece is fenway and the Great. White Wail. I've got a theory about Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick that you'll never come across in college lit text. I believe that Captain Ahab. The crazed neulander in charge of the P. Quad was doomed to spend his life chasing the white whale, because the red sox hadn't been invented yet. If they had been a hab could have issued the four deck and opted for the bleachers, instead peering through set of secondhand. Benach rather than spyglass and looking has red sox fans have looked all my life for a world series flag rippling proudly in the breeze. Melville's Captain Ahab only one leg Moby Dick bit off the other in an earlier encounter, the fenway faithful often feel like chewing off their own legs, or at least a few fingers in frustration. I know since the late fifties and early sixties, when such eccentric says pump see green played for the red sox. I have been one of them. We are with. The Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy calls red. SOx nation to send into the self-named royal rooters who cheered the socks in the first decade of the twentieth century. According to baseball historian, Frederick Leib, the head Royal Ruder was a saloon keeper who went by the name I love. This of nuff said. Mr Said and his followers usually showed up for game, six or eight sheets to the wind and fenway's come crop of bleacher creatures will testify is tradition continues to be upheld. Son Left fielders bullpen denizens loved the bleacher creatures. Hate them all have been showered impartially with beer insults in a rain of beach balls. Beer isn't sold in the stands at fenway, and this is probably wise. The idea of thirty thousand Captain Ahab in one place is scary enough. The idea of thirty thousand loaded captain Ahab in one place all bending their elbows as another game and other series, another white whale of a season goes slipping away. That's sort of horrifying, isn't it? Fans from other parts of the country, those who have read about the Red Sox Zeitgeist, but never actually experienced it. Let alone. Ben Steeped in it as some new. Englanders happened since Warren. G harding was president to understand. What a hellish job rooting for the Red Sox can be. In some ways it really is like setting sale, the P. Quad, but for the Shanghaied crew of the good ship Red Sox. The voyage never seems to end. We are blessed with a welter of gruesome memories from Jimmy. Fear strikes out Pearsall's nervous breakdown to the dreadful meaning of Tony Cornelia to the dismantling of closer Calvin Schiraldi. We believed the nineteen sixty seven..
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"Hi, there. This is Stephen and Ressano, Co, host, and editor of the Stephen King Boo Club. If you're one of our regular listeners, thank you for joining us. This will not be our usual program if you can keep listening poise. This is not typically overtly political podcast. We have been very open about our own political leanings, because literature and how anyone interact with literature is personal and powerful. Stories are all we have some days. For us in for millions of readers, the stories of Stephen King have been of great comfort. But some days comfort is not appropriate. If you're joining us in real time when this gets published in June of twenty twenty, it will be in the midst of global protests against police brutality. We are scared. We are all so sad and angry. So many have died and so many have been hurt and so many more will be hurt if things are allowed to continue this way. A deep violent vein of racism has been allowed to fester in our nation in our government in our culture and in our police force. In DC president trump called for the domination of protests, person Oy I have been hearing helicopters passed by this apartment for days. Every time a siren passes I'm afraid. Someone new has died. I'm afraid that one of my friends or family will become a Hashtag. In general, I am afraid. Typically when we talk about fear on this program, we talk about the throw of adrenaline the chill of the spine we talk about ghosts and monsters and viruses and abusers. We talk about trauma and the ways that the horror genre can help us cope with trauma. We talk about not shying away from the things that scare us. We might make light of dark themes because it's fun and. Maybe because it gives us a sense of control. We cannot in good conscience do that today. Today are fierce different. But we cannot ignore fear, and we cannot ignore what it requires of us. Here is what we will be doing. We are going dark with our episode this week in an effort to yield space to more important voices..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"So some. Call him the Space Cowboy. Some call him the gangster of love. I've I've called him. Maurice once or twice. Eric's all right. We completed the joke. Good work good game the other night. I definitely put the beginnings of the music right. Okay Okay Okay. Okay for your back So in Gerald's game there's a serial killer. He is a prolific necrophile with ACURA. Mega -Ly are serial code. Today is neither of those things. But it's interesting but Stephen King took a name from a real life Maine based serial killer. Yeah and lent it to his book or maybe it was a subconscious or I think he was caught in nineteen ninety six so it might be funny. Stephen King might have actually named a serial killers you bear and then we'll let me see when he was caught all right. Do the math. He was caught right before Stephen King started writing. Gerald's game okay. So maybe subconscious maybe conscious as kind of a nod. Yeah absolutely and interestingly enough he was well we'll get to that all right. Let's go chronologically. So let's talk about. Show bear the fictional character. And then we'll talk about it. Show bear the serial killer. So why don't you explain to the audience? A little bit of the details about the fictional character shirt so this is based off of the book. Gerald's game primarily. I have not read bag of bones. My understanding is that Berisha's feature prominently in that one as well but as far as we hear in Gerald's Game Jober is a serial killer slash NECROPHILIAC. Who Lives in state of Maine? He has acro- Meglena. Is that how it's pronounced ACRO- Akra Mugabe? Which is not related to him being serial killer but it does. It's like a striking aspect of his appearance and he goes around murdering folks and he steals their bones and puts them in like a briefcase thing. A bag of sorts and at one point he shows up where so? If you haven't read Gerald's game the main character gets tied to a bad and has to survive the whole book. It's it's hard core go read. It's one of my favorites. But he shows up and is just generally ominous spooky so he does home invasions he. I think he liked pickled his mom or something like that. Sure did he sure did yes. Oh definitely sexually desecrated most of the bodies. Yeah Yeah looting taking genitals for His So that that sort of sexual depravity comes in here with Jubeir the the man John J Jubeir when he was a kid John. Jay Baer was a kid I sit just me or do. Serial killers always have really dramatic. Names it they often. There's something kind of weighty the top serial killers that most like true crime as can name are like Richard Chase. Ed Geene John Wayne. Casey Richard took Attilo. There's just something batum spooky absolutely like. What if they had been named like Edgar Edgar Zubeir would have been serial killer? Richard Ramirez right so Jubeir when he was thirteen found out that if he stabs little girls with pencils or at one point slices them with Razor Blades. He becomes sexually stimulated unfortunate. It's unfortunate and it's not great. The mixing the crossing of the sex wires and the of violence wires in the brain is pretty much the main cause for Serial killing in an in any many people. That's pretty much where it begins. There are are very few serial killers with no sexual motivations. Now let's talk about the three crimes. There's three that we know of right. Probably just three so in Portland Maine is your bears live in there. It's nineteen eighty two and there's an eleven year old name. Ricky Stetson who went for a jog roof. His body was found on the side of I ninety five by motorists my two hundred dollars like the main road down there in Portland. I the main highway yeah. Someone had attempted to undress him and failed and stabbed and strangled ricky. Interestingly enough in each one of these cases they arrest a suspect. The suspect is always the wrong person which is not super rare. I mean usually they wait till they know The bite mark did match the bite mark on sets his body like from the cast carat for those of you. That don't consume a lot of crime. Media Bite marks are like fingerprints and a lot of ways. They're fairly consistently individual. So that's a way that people will get caught. Which is crazy buck wild? Yeah and they were doing that before they knew about DNA. It's a very early. A primitive form of matching people. So now it's a year later and were in Nebraska which is one of the reasons that these crimes did not get connected right. Danny Joe Abberley is a newspaper boy. I'm not even kidding. He is delivering newspapers and a man coaxes him into his car and they find his body a couple of days later about like four miles away. It was the same thing a probably sexually motivated knife attack. So did they eventually get a confession editor bear? Is that how we know these things? Yup and we'll get to how crazy his confession was and how it kind of shows manipulation in the system. Sure so now. At this point that was a kidnapping and we might not know this but all kidnappings go straight to the FBI right if you can prove. It was a kidnapping a secondary location murder straight. That guy the guy gets called in who happens to be the head of the FBI out profiling team at the time Robert K ressler like the profiler and this comes across his desk and he's like I'm GonNa Profile Shit out of this guy for just is one murder that had talked to the one in Maine. No the man personally but somehow seems out of character. I don't think rolling into his office. Roman his hands together like ooh baby is profile and time viscaya profile. Richard Chase Ted Bundy and Geoffrey. Dahmer Damn this guy is the. He's the profile. He wrote a note. Profiler Robert K Ressler. Honestly if you get a chance to read his books do it. The point is while he's putting together this profile. The police are basically arresting every child molester in both states a couple months later in Peillon Nebraska just a couple miles from wear emily's body was found. Christopher Walden disappeared also got into a car. This was a little bit more of violent crime. There's no reason to describe it. We're not true crime podcast. But right it was more more mutilation ripe will and now Robert K. wrestlers like no no no. We're not arresting anybody who doesn't perfectly perfectly fit my shit so they arrested guy who does not fit his profile and this guy isn't looking good. He has a false alibi. He fails a polygraph test and wrestler. Says send him home. He doesn't fit my profile. Dang he was so sure and he was right. This would be a much different story. If he was like ten percent. Worse this job. Yeah right so basically. There's a guy in a car just loitering Jubeir Just like hanging around a neighborhood. In a preschool. Teacher calls the police. Because she's a nosy. Nora when they saw car they're like a Tan Nova Sedan Russo fast in a series of events. A search warrant is issued. Rope is found that fits the Danny Abberley murder at this dude dorm room by the way. 'cause he's in his twenty one years old. Jubeir the time. Yeah who which makes him one of the youngest operating Kat. Serial killers right. He gets diagnosed by the psychiatric people with everything that you can get diagnosed with. He gets life in prison in Maine but here comes the interesting part to avoid the death penalty in Nebraska. He spills his beans and they're like death penalty anyway. Because there's no rules about that right and just promise not give them to them. Yeah so he files a rid of Habeas Corpus. He says that he was given the death penalty for quote unquote exceptional depravity which is not against the law The court agreed and they appealed and the appeal was overturned by the United States District Court District Nebraska to courts up right because of the torturing the he had made to. They're like this is not looking good for you. Bud like so on July Seventeenth nineteen ninety six. He is executed by Electric Chair Nebraska now while he was leading up to him being electrocuted Nebraska had to look at. Is this cruel and unusual punishment. Like right I think it's interesting that a couple months before green mile is published. Stephen King is watching the news about an electric chair case for killer. He followed ten years ago interesting anyways. That is interesting. It is revealed when they take off his. I don't know hat the thing they strapped down to your head to electrocute you to death with right the cap of whatever we just did Green Mile. Okay that he got a lot of brain blisters and decides of his head were very very damaged. His ears were very very damaged provided night. I didn't know the brain blisters was a phrase that existed in the world. It sure does. My life is demonstrably worse off for it. They repealed the death penalty in Nebraska. Oh Shit not over this but over this in conjunction with a few other thing. Yeah Yeah Years Later. They they repealed the death penalty. So that's John Bear. Which in this really roundabout way relating to Gerald's game. Maybe like yeah yeah I mean. In Gerald's game the character does not get the death penalty and they make a point of saying it right because Dan have the penalty. But I put that in there. You know total super interesting. So that's one of two people that we're going to talk about today. The other one is a little more high profile. Phoenix are GonNa be telling me about Ted Bundy so everybody. Who's into true? Crime knows Ted Bundy. Yeah and knows the whole story and knows the different stories and knows what he said. Everyone said watched the documentary on Netflix. So I don't WanNa like beat a dead horse right but I do want to point out some of the similarities to some Ted Bundy's shit to to desperation. Right now are desperation. Character is not an incredibly intelligent sociopathic villain mastermind. He takes a few of the boxes. He's really doesn't seem on intelligent. He's kind of Wiley. Mikey plants evidence and he takes advantage of people's trust and authority. And that's exactly it. It's the taking advantage of trust and authority that we see from Ted Bundy all the time. Now Ted Bundy a lot of people don't realize because true crime makes it seemed like he was this master of evil master evil but he was also a bumbling fuck up and he he messed up a lot of stuff up to and including his police ruse so he had many many many ruses that he used. I need help fixing my buggy. I lost my dog so many I have a broken arm. Hell yeah and that's how he was lure young women into his car who he would then sexually assault and murder many many many dozens of times. He had one ruse where he would dress up. Like a COP now. He was still driving a yellow buggy. Some of these times cut dammit and other times not and he would have handcuffs in the hands of course came into play with the the sadism kind of thing in I think three of these particular cases there were like actual murders that I don't WanNa say worked out though. He convinced people into his car. Just like Kali intriguing does by saying something. Dangerous is going on out there. I need to help you right. Yeah and then wing people. He didn't know what was that tone of voice dear. We're not on a spooky mansion on a hill. We're not Azerbaijan. This is not where we're at now just to recap the rest of Ted Bundy's career for you Stephen. Yeah because I'm again a lay man. He killed who knows how many people I think nothing numbers dumb game. But let's say more than three dozen people. She says up to including some girlfriends. He was beloved. Local Republican people in his college trusted him. That's crazy man as he started to lose his mind. He's tired to lose his friends and when he was caught rather unceremoniously they. You know they they got. They arrested him out of pulled him out of his car. One day he went to jail. Escaped Jail Chit by digging a tiny hole with a spoon in Earth. Somehow I forget how he did it in the concrete and like losing a bunch of weight. That's crazy yeah. There was a massive manhunt. He goes on trial he almost jail again by the way goes on. Trial represents himself and is so charming. The judge himself says. I don't WanNa put you in jail. What the fuck does a great job representing himself but doesn't present a very good defense also by the way a bunch of women start sexualizing him. One of them shows up to the trial he puts her on the stand and uses a backwards law about certain words. The judge can say to legally marry this woman wild. He is putting the questions to are on the stand. They get married in court. You can't see my face but my gye is like on the ground. I do not understand how any of these words are real things that you're saying to me right now. It he his damn mind and the police kept pulling him over during the time that he was gonna get caught and finding like bloody hammers and the nats nothing wrong. He's like Oh that that's nothing to worry about that. Sopher.
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Listeners this is Stephen Today for our bonus content this week. I'm joined by a very special guest. The my girlfriend Lauren Lauren. So the reason why. I'm having you on this episode. Aside from the fact that we were both born at home Is that this is our green mile series of episodes. Which is the only Steven King Book that you've read got wrecked on the after you asked me to read it so we always start out by asking our guests. What's your relationship with horror? How do you feel like like Disney channel Halloween town or any like any? What's The scariest movie? Do you think you've watched and enjoyed Harry Potter okay. We'll take it so you're not a fan of horror so like remember when they did horror that one episode of bones. Yeah and we had to stop watching it. Yeah yeah cool so a little bit different in terms of our usual so what? I thought it would be fun to do. Is We're GONNA do those like buzzfeed click Video things where I'm going to basically throw bunch of Stephen King stuff at you and you have to do your best to give me the way man's like so do you have some qualifications right. Okay because you talk about Stephen King all the time this is true. So maybe I've absorbed some knowledge. Yeah well now share with. I hope so. Is there anything you want to say before we dive in we have I? I'll explain? We have three games the will be doing. But do you have any only say last words last word seems kind of ominous study? Pray for okay. our games we have three segments okay to the first segment is. I'm going to read you three story. Names these are all from the same collection called a skeleton crew. And you have to tell me which of these three stories is not real which one I made up in which two are in that collection. That'd be our first game after that. We're GONNA do a lightning round of ten true or false Stephen King Trivia facts and try to really burn through those quickly and then we'll have a final section where I'm going to show you images of three Stephen King Villains you gotta tell me who they are what they're from and what their whole thing is what they're about what they do. I should be very qualified for this. Yes I think it will be. I think it will be easy and quick and good new. Identify Win Man. I should have thought about that before. We start recording. I don't know what you want. You want like. We have like a thank you section at the end of our show. You can have you on the thank you page for like a month and a half. I win and it's my podcast okay. That's fair will be will become the the Lauren Boo club. And we'll only read things that you write saying. Maybe I don't want him so here. We Go. This is our first segment a ready. Do you feel I forget the rules? Okay so the rules are. These are three stories. Two of them are real. They're all front. Same Collection of Stephen King short stories called Skeleton Crew. I think it's in this basement somewhere. I could show you the cover so here. We're going to hear any turn all right. So our first story is called the raft. The raft is about four college students. They're on break. They swim out to a raft on a lake in the middle of October. To hang out and just generally be horny. Teenagers Together They are hunted down and killed by a sentient oil slick. That's your first one. That's the raft. Our second story is called Grandma. Grandma's about an eleven year old named George also Georgie. He's left home for one night with his bed. Bound grandmother of whom he is very scared of he starts to think that she's no longer bed bound in fact up and around in wants a big hug it's implied that she's a witch and he gets possessed so that she can have attornal youth sats. Grandma OKAY IN. The last one is called the river the woods. This is about a couple which hikes across northern Maine. They get lost in the woods and they find a man claiming to be a forest ranger and he leads them around in circles for a while and then they die. Okay so clearly. You're not from New England in their right mind goes serving in a lake in October. Steering King with no this as a meaner so I said that the raft is false. You know it's fun. The raft is a real story. Yeah it's early October. Vote No wonder these kids. Yes they die they do they do all di Ra horribly. I mean they should have known better. Yeah that's fair. Talk Tober assume. Its main because Stephen. I just wanted to know that I changed my lie about the river. The Woods mid-sentence because I realized it was a bridge too far. I was originally going to tell you that the forest ranger was also a ghost. Yeah I was like this story seems to obvious I could cheap throwaway store. Yeah fake. That one's fake. Yeah I guess more like Middle School. Yeah Kid right so horror book to be fair. There are a lot of Stephen King's synopsis. That are like bad. Like there's one that same collection called here there tigers which is about a middle school student Who is afraid to go into the boy's bathroom because there's a tiger in there? I mean I would also be afraid to go in the bathroom Thursday tiger. That's Fair Bureau wise ladies. Why why like this relationship I have ten to reform questions. Okay and I'm going to try to get them rapid fire. I don't have a hard stop on this but I really wanted to be like your gut reaction. Can you want my gut reaction I do? Have you been holding back? What are you hiding? Okay ready all right in. Stephen King's Carrie. A hardcore Christian character refers to other characters breasts as dirty pillows. True in Stephen King's the Tommy knockers aliens invade the planet earth and create devious contraptions such as a psychically controlled killer Roomba. I hope that this is true. What's your answer true? Stephen King wrote in scrapped an entire book about Techno Vampires in the late nineteen ninety s which has not been published to this day false. That's fall to absolutely of public. Stephen King was a high school English teacher. Before writing in selling this best civil selling novel Carey. I know this is true now. In fact Stephen King's pet cemetery. Character defends themselves from vampire with glow in the dark plastic cross false. That's false but only on a technicality that does happen. I did not know that there were vampire. Isn't that ten minutes because there aren't there are vampires in satellites line. Which is where that actually happens. Like a kitschy glow in the dark. Yeah it's someone from Massachusetts. I'm upset by this. Stephen King was doing so much cocaine in the nineteen eighties it. He has no memory of writing his bestselling novel Cujo true. That's true cocaine folks. Yeah I don't do drugs as Stephen King Book Club. Psa The more you know Stephen King's why fantasy book the eyes of the dragon features or race of Lizard. People called the scale man lizard. People are true so this focus That is the first one. You've gotten a wrong Arnaud. Scale conspiracy theory class would be of Sensei. Stephen King is himself Lizard Person. Yeah yeah that was not the true fall so you did get one wrong. So far All three Stephen King's children are also bestselling novelist true false. Niamey is not a bestselling novel. She's incredibly decorated minister. Didn't even know he had three kids. So yes shot in the dark. Yeah well it would go. Stephen King recently deleted his facebook account because facebook's policies around falsehoods in political advertisements. That's true because.
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"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"He is trying to Kinda sent a plague on sides against one another and then finding some kind of consensus and I think that's not nearing that's not just now. I think if you look at Stephen King's work from the president You see over and over again. Stephen King trying to find that sweet spot trying to speak to you know. Republicans and Democrats equal measure. And I think some people are gonNA find that to the like relief that. There's something really nice about Stephen King's pros that does that but others are gonNA find it to the little bit less compelling or maybe a marketing ploy rather than any sort of political convictions And I wanted to kind of explore that to tease out. What that means for us. What are we doing this tennis? Centrist icons Stephen King and never related political turmoil. That seems to swirl all around him Oh yeah in some exploration of the abortion. Debate is so expertly crafted. You never know what the end Stephen King thinks you know. Yeah and that's that's that's why such a good example for me. What I was talking about you went between the abortion debate in insomnia and the The nuclear today in Tommy knockers. You have these two interesting discussions of political activism And what Stephen King thinks about activists and people really passionate about politics so I I really. I jumped off those texts a lot especially in the introduction to your to the politics but I mean heavily on them because I think I'm pretty pretty indicative of a larger steen larger political scene for him. I was wondering when I first read that essay. Why it might be that I personally just as a political being Identified so heavily with it because most people are so Unhappy with the essay and I realized it might be because he and I are from the same pinpoint on the map. I wonder if there's a very specifically main thing to ride this line between like new age modernism and old school values. I guess you living in eastern Tennessee. You probably know as much about that as we do in Maine well and I think Vermont where I grew up in Vermont was not Burlington from growing really in more rural for Mont Central Vermont. And so you know I I knew people across the point across from and this is something I think to that kind of New England. Pragmatism that Stephen King reflective very regional thing. You know where I'm at is is more Staunchly Republican. I don't think there's as much time to find the middle in in in this part of the country. I think there's more of that era inland. There's this kind of pragmatism that saturates a lot of camping out in the miss. There's this kind of vocation of enrollment in there which they get together and it's described as New England's Tau needing and I'm really some kind of town meetings which are Stephen teams work in which it's kind of like people have a lot of diverse opinions. Get together any quote unquote New England style town then. Kinda having great essay that somewhere. Yeah I think that is the premise behind the book. So what are we supposed to do with Stephen? King's New England town meetings in the low much kind of blown up You know federal debates on the kind of central level as opposed to on these vocal Raffles Stephen King gravitates towards these small on clay absence of people like in the miss. Who are you know actually at this? You know the federal market and they are having their own little rockets. Come to some consensus about what to do. And even tokens and you have your cynics and you have zealots and you have all of these. Different people are trying to raise a hand and Stephen King is trying to present to us. What were they good political process? Look like and you know whether or not we he comes to that conclusion. I think it's an open ended question. That's an ongoing question in the book. Could I wrote Because he kind of a satisfying answer to that question or even confused the rest of us. Well I can't wait to read that book because they have a title yet. It is Stephen King and American Politics Stephen King in American politics by Dr Michael Blue. And I'll definitely be looking for that on the shelf. I WANNA steer the conversation briefly to your early relationship with Stephen King. When did you read your first kings stuff you know? I was probably too young. Yeah I think everybody's a little T I you know I remember the most from I look at his head and I'm sure it wasn't actually I look but it's the first one I remember and it's actually the first one. It's the product continues to resonate with commercial wrangles from probably going to disagree about this but my favorite novel remains get and I remember reading it when I was young and just being totally engrossed in that awful. I mean the way I could get soon nine hundred pages in Texas and I was just so taken by the story and the maid is the second. This story ethics story can hold my interest of the young person you know I. I thought I could read all way through knocking born and they're not really interesting. I never read books of nine hundred pages in length that I felt you know engrossed cry until I came to something like that and interest remains in my own. Mind some place in my heart because it introduced me. So many of those quintessential Stephen King things the things. He does so well the things that make him. I think interesting. It's amazing to me. Now you know twenty five years later I am able to revisit it and still find it such a joining us to read. And such compelling and Interesting Section of American Society I totally identify with that I remember meeting in for the first time also being too young and also having that same thought of wow like their lung books that are good and then of course. I was just the right age for rate after that Harry Potter took off. Yeah and then that have introduced everyone to reading eight hundred pages at a time you know yeah and I was a little a little bit on the other side of that age wise a little bit like Terry Potter. My brothers my brothers Right Harry Potter I can rock because I was Kinda got too cool for school age. Like even tell you wrong moment for me which like that and you know. Obviously that ended up being silly. In retrospect but I was a teenager. I mean but it was you know and instill I reread it very recently for for the book and I was Kinda calling through it and I was just thinking when he well constructed novel and I know there's a lot of criticism about sex and I know you know especially the end on. Their pet has all kinds of Hostility towards it from from ten leaders but we had to do a whole segment. I created a whole episode. That yeah I mean and Clarisse. It's common enough to you know Denigrate the conclusion of the two to film adaptation had to kind of having little cameo inside joke about how Stephen King and I really think it was probably the stock. And that partisans now people just fall back. You didn't know how to handle. I guess he can't re entering But I just feel like it actually wasn't anything to actually get into. I was just a really thoughtful. But it is very well constructed Wayne with you weaves back and forth and nothing ever feels stale and it never I mean. Let's be honest. Some of his other longer works. I think has talked about this quite a bit nine longer. Works don't really win to quit. And you feel in reader like oh my goodness just a little bit clouded like maybe if this is a little bit shorter of war emotionally effective. I never felt that way about though I think it was just the right length and really held me. I'm from beginning to end the whole trip to about human king. Not Knowing how to end the book I think comes from a lack of thorough exploration of his work. You know I've been eating Stephen King's work in order. Like kinda logically. I mean. There's a couple of them. Were our like man okay. That was long but most of the time everything's wrapped up with a nice little Bozic modern reader would want. There's something you said. Something is done I think it's sort of unfair appraisal but of course the big massive books. We're going to get the attention that it and The stands have probably the stand things like actually they wanted or she put out in the in the nineties living longer. That's another thing here. I think the stand is another book. Really masterfully navigates length. Like there's nothing in the standing there very few things in the standard. I would recommend editing out and so much these crucial and again this is Kim does so well. And he leaves this tapestry of American society that vast right in office can really deftly handle fastness of American society and he weaves together these diverse characters and you'd be histories freeze and they kind of run together and create the tapestry of different size. And I think one of the reasons that we identify Stephen King under Clinton essentially American I see catchers the pot. Al-hindi US so well like cut and the stand for the reasons that stand is actually meet my favorite book and it and it really is It's because of that dense. Americana that the whole thing feels like a very well-made extra-long Johnny cash album right hits all the major points. All the Persian does of where the normal crashes are American history and culture and A celebration where the triumph star in American history and culture. I think that really perfectly and I'm sure that comes up all of what we've been. Yeah I mean that. Actually the conclusion of my book on Politics and Actually comes up quite a bit and are Proton History and Stephen King. I mean both both of those books and working living unexpecting ways come back to the stand. Just stand has so much to tell us about a myths of America American history of miss the also route American political partisan bickering ellison kind of formation of these different groups. That seem at odds with each other. You know testing the antagonistic forever There's something both hopeful in that work but also something. Family kind of Western Balkan inside of Stephen King's riding style of something about American being doomed to repeat its mistakes around Franck in and seeing readings unable to get out of. Its own way that I find really captivating because I can't think of a lot of the writers to manage to walk that tight rope between optimism and just the darkest pessimism Tau America can do in the stands. Does that I want to ask you as I ask everyone else the interview. What else are you working on? What Non Stephen King? What's your other gigs right now. Oh right now I've been really inundated with Stephen King And I'm only now kind of coming up out of the patient and seeing the sun first time starting to think about kind of non Stephen King projects and there are a couple of things that I'm currently twain around with one of them is A chapter on mass market fiction For a forthcoming archer volume You Book on Right. I did run a mass market fiction and American liberalism. 'cause I'm really interested in. The parallel development is these kind of mass market paperbacks and that whole kind of sub genre than than emerged around books. That are leaving is to be on the shelves in Grocery Stores and And parallel with contemporary moment in American history. Which I feel like are a lot of interesting overlaps between the way. American society is developing for the last fifty years and the rise of the paperbacks kind of try to tease out what it is. How these things each other. And I've and I've been doing that. I learned a lot about. I had a lot more to say about mass murder conviction as an idea. So it'd be Kinda worse around that and you know how American society deals can win the paperbacks and what what that says about us I completely. I'm not completely unrelated but in an unrelated way also been working on this project. A Campaign Biographies Watch Explores came in biographies. That especially her went. And by meter literary figures like Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Dean Howell and artificial like this who are hired to write these very strange campaign biographies Teaching American literature often brought them up and students have been really interested in. Wow how did miss annual Hoff? I'm getting involved in a political campaign like how does that happen? And when it wants to book like you know those kinds of questions and honestly. I couldn't answer them all that well because it just hasn't been a lot out there on the subject so those are two things that are kind of the not totally unrelated to Kim projects But they're a little bit different terms as well. Well I WANNA say thank you so much for coming on our show and giving us all that awesome information. You're a wonderful guest. All right thanks so much..
"stephen king" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Blue and say hi Michael. Hi everybody. Talking to Michael Blue in is an associate professor of English and humanities at Milligan College. Is that in Tennessee. I remember correctly it is. It's an eastern Tennessee. Very close to the border with North Carolina. Wonderful Dr Michael Bloomberg. Utm Just like myself He went a couple years before me and studied Presumably with my friend and yours Tony Magistrelli Tell us about how you I like. Met Tony and got into this. Well Tony and I have kind of a storied history I actually funny enough. I played basketball against his son in high school and And kind of got to know Tony as a very Vocal Fan of his sons team. And actually my aunt Also took classes with Toni when she was in English. Major back when Tony just started at the University of the month I was sitting earlier with the twenty one. I arrived at UVM. I was really excited to get to know him. He seemed like a really knowledgeable. But relatable professor and you know in one of those happy moments he was everything that was advertised as a professor as a mentor. Or your I immediately just fell in love with subject matter mostly because of Tony and his passion for You know you made it so interesting. And relatable and compelling I signed up for every Tony Magistrelli Class Class. That was offered really. That's was my window in before. I'm Tony Classes I. I didn't know what I wanted to do with English. Wanted to be rhetoric. But I didn't know what exact area I was going to go into. And being an attorney class really cemented for me what I was going to do with the rest of my career. I love when that happens. When professor is so into their thing that becomes your thing through Osmosis. Yeah and I think you know that really speaks volumes to tonees skills as professor. I think the students are. Uvm are extraordinarily fortunate to have some of my Tony around He's just so accessible. You know I came up. Tvm this past fall To give a talk and to be a part of one of these classes and I was just really reminded of how fortunate students are to work with Tony any. His door's always open in each. Just you know he just has. All this encyclopedic knowledge about the Gothic about Stephen King in particular the it was kind of a really nostalgic trip for me remembering when I was a young Undergrad. Who didn't really know anything? And kind of finding my way nervously Tony's office and then just in nearly feeling at and respected and you know just really brought into the fold so to speak and so I I credit Tony with with a lot for what I've been doing since I left him. It's interesting that you mentioned that trip up here. In the fall I was sitting in the back left. Quarter of that room. Which is how I even knew to look up your name in the first place. Oh Yeah I It was I was amazed at the size of class Working at a Liberal Arts College. My classes are typically smaller than easy on class but Tony really filled the seats for the Stephen King Class. I was super impressed in the level of engagement of the people in the room to You know I was just kind of astonished at how many people really really cared about Stephen King film But I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I mean Tony just makes it so interesting that people. I think flux his classes absolutely and you are either currently or have just completed writing a book with Tony Yes. I actually just completed and weirdly enough. I didn't plan it this way. I weirdly finished two bucks on Stephen King at approximately the same time and that was trusts due to you know the steed which different publishing houses work through things. But I was reading my own book on Stephen King and kind of reached out to Tony with a couple of questions as I often do. You know looking for his advice his expertise and in that process he actually suggested like. Oh man might be cool to work on something together. Don't you think and I obviously jumped at the opportunity to work with him and to you know see we could do collaboratively and we landed on this current book project that we are just finishing a going into production as we speak on on. Stephen King and what is scope of that? But the one that you're doing Tony Tony Ni- you know we kind of bouncing ideas off of each other trying to figure out what we wanted to say. What was the angle we wanted to take on Stephen King Review? We wanted to be both about his fiction. But also about adaptations Because we have a lot of interest in film adaptations of Stephen King. So you know through a lot of conversation and bouncing things back and forth. We landed on this idea of even saying in American history. And that's the title of the Bucks and through that we kind of wanted to explore how Stephen King has understood American history and presented us Kind of detract in American history. Where everything where we're going have each even just the idea of history as a discipline Seems to be something that both of us kind of have been interested in just haven't fully articulated until we got together and said okay. This seems like a topic that needs to be explored. It has lots of opportunities to branch out followed detours where they take us branch off and see. See where we were going? But that was our framework was was Stephen King and the idea of American history. That is so much fun. I can't wait to read it. I did get to read. Tony sent me. The copy of the Vietnam is ation essay. Yes yes when that was going to be presented or parts of it are being presented to Our listeners via patriotic people listening to this have perhaps have a a introduction to the book through that particular essay which I thought was very interesting. Yeah that was really one of the chapters that we knew when we were writing it really. We had stumbled on something that was really important We knew no one had really delve deeply into king's relationship to the war both personal relationship to the war. Having you know almost ended up serving in the war And his then he continued fascinated with me throughout his body of work really into never really slowed down. It seems like e kind of comes back to Vietnam. And the the thing that haunts in most maybe and so when we stumbled on History Min Nam and we just had so much to say the chapter just kind of in Israel. I think we knew that went old With that idea and that became I think a nucleus of of the rest of the book. And what is What is your book about the book? You're working on when this all came up very related topic and so that was another reason. I felt like I could Join with Tony and I still have a lot to say. There's a lot left on the cutting room floor that I had to work with My Book is called Stephen King in American politics. And so this book Explores Stephen. King's relationship to American politics from you know ranging sixty two most recent books which are dealing with what to do with Donald Trump and you know the kind of populist frenzy that's surrounding the trump presidency You know into books while it's kind of gestures Stephen King's own personal politics. Clearly he gets involved in these conversations and sometimes pretty heated ways. Really tries to stay focused on Stephen King's novels And tries to see where the complexities of American politics Unfold for us and you know Vietnam of course is a part of that conversation. That's really intersection of his treatment of history and politics together this that central importance of Vietnam in the American consciousness. Whenever I think of politics and Stephen King the first novel that comes up in my mind is the dead zone because one of the earliest one we ever did. Yes yeah I think that is part of my introduction to Stephen King in American politics book is the Dead Zone. I haven't extended discussion of. What kind of unique political statement is being made in the dead zone? What do we do with you know? The would be assassin This treatment of American politics is this really innately. Corrupt saying I it seems in Stephen King like starting with the dead zone. Politicians are always pretty unpleasant characters and you know next English professors. I think politicians are these the most dislike and Stephen King were and I was really intrigued by I what that says about us. You know our own relationship to our politicians our own relationship to the Cross to democracy so the job done is that kind of starting point. Because it's a book that really considers you know. We are acting politically. What are the ramifications of that are choosing to enter the political fray And then if if we don't what is that alternative look like for political animals? What are we and I think Stephen King's works? He's a really interesting place to explore who we are as creatures So you've got that's kind of obviously the dead zone is at the epicenter of all of them from there just branch out into a lot of other texts that pick up on similar. What's remarkable to me is really kind of consistency of kings political set of values From the seventies until today There have been some changes and I do talk about those really. I think he has a pretty established way of thinking about American politics. That we've kind of trace all the way the bodies were one of my favorite disgusting behavior had about Stephen King and politics was Regarding his essay on guns. Did you ever get into that? I did get into that and you know I it this way. In it's one of those kind of non-fiction entrance into the discussion. But you can't avoid it because it was such a lightning Rod I think And one of the lines from the book that interested me was you know he described how he has one foot in Red America and one foot in Blue anytime then extend sister session of what when quote Unquote commonsensical solution to the concrete thing. And I think that's a really Stephen King's thing to say I mean Stephen King tries to play both sides. Stephen King tries to be like a moderate voice because he's sticking to this pretty broad audience. Obviously from a practical standpoint People read Stephen King who are all across the political spectrum. And so there's a certain like Wade. Stephen King tries to find a third way tries to find some way to speak for both current. And obviously what ends up happening with something like guns? Both parents get really mad and nobody was really happy with Stephen. King's guns book mostly from the Left Corner right because he just tried to present sides and find a very pragmatic middle of the road solution. I and I think in to everybody hates them. Semi Yeah in today's political climate. A centrist like Stephen ten to sometimes ostracized or sometimes you know. There's the ones lose for Stephen King If you speak into fly over states so to speak speaking on.
A Spy in the Desert
"So this I'm joined in my studio right now. By the most vigilant defender of Knightdale end of literature. Please welcome to the air. Sixteen year old to Mika. Flynn hi no. You must be learned that. There's a dangerous spy spy on the loose. Of course it's not safe to have an interloper learning our secret. What could they learn? That would hurt us. Oh lots of stuff. What if they start uncovering covering all the plot twists of our favorite novels like murder on the Orient Express? Agatha Christie's brilliant who done it. What if they read ahead and learned that the murderer murderer turns out spoilers? I'm just teasing. That book doesn't doesn't even have an ending. It's the only murder Agatha could never solve but a learning secrets can be harmful like one time. I was waiting in line at midnight for the release of the Sixth Harry Potter Book. And some jerk drove by shouted Sniping Dumbledore Bowl Oh featured prominently in the new novel really. I've never read the six book. Oh I've only read the third on the seventh so now the whole experience ruined well if it makes you feel any better I chased that fool down and I punched him until his bruises is is spelled out. Don't mess with puff but I do have a plan to catch just this spy I'll disguise myself as the MINK and then I'll walk around town into live find someone that's dressed exactly like me and then I'll grab them and I whisper that famous and then I'll grab them shout shout at them and I'll say you want to spoil early ending the books Powell. Why don't you try? Stephen King's it. That whole ending is terrible. Oh come on. I'd like the ending of the it really. It just turns out to be the friends we made along the way you view Nice now anyway to make you know I have a question. How are you going to disguise herself as the mink when nobody knows what? The mink actually looks like Budig Nick. Fine then Oh. I'll dress up as a Manila folder. With a top secret stamp on it and then when someone tries to take me out grab them in whisper that famous movie speech. I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. I I don't have any money but what I do have are very particular set of skills skills that I acquired through reading reading. Would you list of book recommendations here are a few. I think you enjoy. Yes Oh man. That is my favorite scene from say anything when John Cusak holds that boombox above his head outside the terrorists headquarters. I mean and so good yes no way. The MINK is a real threat and they are interested in learning far more than just book. Spoilers orders I mean you in particular might be in danger to Mika seasonal. I'm sixteen years old. I know everything there is to know about taking taking care of myself but listen if you catch the MINK. Bring them here to the studio because I need to have a moment. Want to rough him up. Yeah like I'll pin them down. And then you take this copy of Honda Janaka little life and just like this book made me cry now. It's making you cry sucker. Sure something something like that Well I think I'm off to get that me all right. Thank you be safe to me complain. Everyone
How Did White House Press Briefings Go From Daily to Done?
"Brain. GRAINSTUFF Lauren Bogle bomb here in January of Twenty Twenty bestselling novelist Stephen King and Don winslow took to twitter to make a surprising pledge. They offered to donate two hundred thousand dollars to charity. If Stephanie Grisham the Press Secretary for President Donald Trump agreed to take questions from the full White House. Press Corps for one hour. You're in the White House. Press briefing room. The offer reportedly was rejected by Grisham. WHO's since taking the job in June of two thousand nineteen has yet to hold even one former former White House press briefing? Her views expressed an interview with these sinclair. Broadcast Group is that the briefings are unnecessary because reporters get opportunities to put questions to trump himself sometimes over the roar of the presidential helicopter on the White House lawn for the time being at least the trump administration has abandoned what had been in an important part of White House. Press Corps is routine dating back to the late eighteen hundreds before the official position of White House. Press Secretary even existed. That's when President William McKinley. Kenley set up a workspace in the White House for reporters and sent his first personal secretary. John Addison Porter to give the correspondence what the White House Historical Association notes. where I'm I more or less regular briefings? The White House press briefing gradually evolved into a formal event from the time of president. Herbert Hoover in the late nineteen twenties and early thirties. He's to Linden Johnson's tenure in the mid to late sixties White House press secretary's held twice a day briefing sessions in their own offices according to Martha Joint Kumar Book managing the president's message the White House Communications Operation Richard Nixon though no fan of the press still thought the briefings were important enough that he had a swimming pool torn out so that he could convert the space into a meeting room for briefings. That area is now known as the James S. Brady press briefing room in honor of president. Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was seriously wounded during the attempt. On Reagan's life in Nineteen eighty-one during Bill Clinton's time in the White House in the nineteen nineties. Press Secretary Mike. McCurry decided to allow the daily press briefings to be televised that practice continued until the trump white house began barring cameras from briefings in two thousand seventeen before discontinuing them altogether. Oh we spoke by email but former C. N. N. White House correspondent Dan Lowthian who spent five years covering the Bush and Obama administrations. He said I think the briefings were useful full for a number of reasons. First of all it was an opportunity to get the White House response or thinking on an issue on camera rather than a written statement it allowed us to gang up on them around a question they might have been trying to avoid showing them dodge. An answer is sometimes the news briefings also put statements on the record for later. Comparison finally finally every now and then there would be breaking news and as happened after Osama bin Laden was caught lots of great details even if some turned out not to be true. Lowthian Dan who went on to found little park media and to become a visiting scholar at the School of Journalism at Northeastern University recalls that the format for the briefings was fairly constant. He said there was a certain order to who got called on briefings always started with the Associated Press and ended with a thank you from the Associated Press once in a while the press secretary would mix it up a bit but it usually happened around the same time each day and questions from the first two rows came in order. We also spoke by email with Tom. Tom Jones a senior media writer for the POYNTER Institute. A journalism education organization. He said while it's true that the president and his representatives often make themselves available bowl in informal settings such as the White House lawn. It's not the same as press. Briefings the format of shouting out questions under the sound of a whirling helicopter is not conducive to asking complicated policy questions nor pertinent. Follow up questions. The frenzied free for all of these much too brief informal interviews make it much harder to get into the topics. What's that require nuance and specifics? It's so much easier for the president to brush aside or ignore questions. He doesn't like when he's walking along the White House grounds when he or one of his representatives representatives are standing behind a podium a controlled setting they must face the questions that require long substantive answers as opposed to the one or two short sentences that suffice in those informal formal settings let view essentially is shared by a group of thirteen former White House press secretary and Foreign Service and military officials who published an opinion in peace on. CNN's website in January of twenty twenty calling for trump to restore the regular briefings in their view. Having to prepare for briefings helps the government to run better letter. They wrote the sharing of information known. As official guidance among government officials and agencies helps ensure that an administration speaks with one voice telling one story however compelling it might be Lowthian also sees the apparent end the briefings as unfortunate. He said it's a valid criticism that some reporters others use briefings to showboat. However I think when covering the White House briefings aren't important function that allow the public and reporters to maintain daily connections? Sometimes it's routine information other times. An odd question from the back of the room can turn into the story of the day even so Lowthian says journalists who cover the the administration will find a way to get stories he said this new normal might be unfortunate but not paralyzing. Reporters are in the business of getting information whether it comes from the mouth of his spokesperson or sources all across the beltway.
WWII epic 'Midway' defeats Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' sequel for Veterans Day weekend
"At the weekend box office midway took the top spot with seventeen million dollars an estimated ticket sales the film about the battle of midway featured a large ensemble cast including Nick Jonas and Patrick Wilson the film cost a reported one hundred million dollars to produce in second place Warner brothers doctor sleep with fourteen million dollars the Stephen King adaptation starring tune with Gregor has was made for about fifty million playing with fire the family friendly comedy about firefighters open in third place with twelve million
Latest movies reviewed: All films in cinemas this week rated
"Of you okay so we've got a couple reviews I'm hoping to get through them a pretty quickly dean now you got a Stephen king's doctor sleep yeah this is I'm calling this the weekend of mediocrity there are really of the new movies opening this week nothing is especially a great this sequel two of the shining is pretty much that in name only this new movie that stars Ewan McGregor is internal case scary movie it doesn't come close to being the shining there's really not even that much in the movie that relates back to the original movie so you know I feel like okay scary movies given the dean's list see there is for the veterans day weekend this movie called midway that is a recreation of the famous World War two battle between the American fleet the Japanese navy of beautiful cinematography historically it's so you know very interesting and significant story to tell recognizing those who were a part of it all but the storytelling itself is just kind of pedestrian whether they really don't break any new ground here so I give that a dean's list see there is this movie last Christmas holiday season movie of the year with Emelia Clarke and and recalled from game of thrones and crazy rich Asians respectively it's not specially funny it's not especially romantic it's okay them just the the movies this weekend or just okay all I gave that a dean's list see that really the worst movie of the weekend is this one call playing with fire that's a about three firefighters you know they're they're like the guys when there's a wildfire the firefighters rescue people get trapped by the wildfire these are firefighters who find three kids and suddenly they go from being a lead fire fighters to bumbling babysitters in the movie is just kind of lowest common denominator not especially funny of the you know kids might like and I know kids or say who I want to see this playing with fire if if you take your kids I recommend really you know have have a lot of drinks before he you take your kid it's kids you could see the movie I give it a dean's
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
"Doctor sleep are you familiar with this one yes is the follow up to the shiny as a sequel to the shining stars your McGregor is a grown up version of Jack Nicholson Nicholson psychics and Danny forty years after escaping the overlook hotel you still struggling with the trauma of that night I actually stopped using alcohol to suppress his abilities he gets the doctor sleep nickname while using his powers to help dying patients passed peacefully the Parker said the book wasn't very good but I don't know the movies always tender really impressed look I love you McGregor I guys the guy yeah
Speed vs. Safety: Rapid Approvals from the FDA
"Why is the FDA's rigorous testing so necessary. Well I I think you're aware that a lot of drugs fail From safety concerns we all know about getting sleepy with antihistamines. Or you know that's the actual aside side effect that comes from the action of the drug on the brain. That's at the senior centers that we would like to counteract allergy. So that's what we call pharmacologic based aced toxicity. It's an effect actually on the target. But it's in a way that we don't want it to act GOTCHA. So as we're working on very new drugs we often don't understand like where there's receptors are in God or the brain or the immune system. There's a lot of things we don't understand about the basic mechanisms of action of disease and there's lot of things that we don't understand sometimes about where the receptors are in the buddy. I mean it seems great. Yeah but that's why. I'm kind of glad if my original training and classic Comic Anthology Because you have to ask questions okay. where else is the receptor? Who else could hit end so? FDA trained to think about those nightmare scenarios of what it could do that. You don't want it to do right and ask those hard questions to make sure that we have the checks and balances right a lot of the early drugs That were used in AIDS. Patients Cause Peripheral neuropathy and that wasn't shown very well in the animal models models but it caused intense pain in the patients at the same doses that was needed for the virus. It wasn't until later that we got the protease inhibitors that really counteracted the road. And that's the basis of the lifesaving therapies that we have today I was really fortunate to be. FDA during that time when the protease inhibitor came through so switching gears a little bit what is personalized medicine. When it comes to patients like for example adjacent armstead and meal Amac? I understand that Jaycee is a twenty five year old with Lou GEHRIG's disease while meal is a young girl with batons disease who have both recently benefited from personalized medicine. He I think we have come to the place in drug development where we understand a lot more about genetics of disease so so yes switching away from viruses and into genetic Madison we have a lot of inborn errors when we learned that there is an inborn Gene that was missing in a patient has always been there born like that and as soon as we can diagnose them and with that replacement gene product or the enzyme of interest interest. We can save their lives so. LS has also been learned to be a whole series of different mutations responsible for LS Um and so you have to look at those different subsets according to their genetic diagnosis. But we also know that Batten's disease is a specific mutation and there's also something like fourteen different forms of Batten's disease that are mutations in same pathway that result in the same type of phenotype of neurological article degeneration some earlier some younger and some an older kids or adults in the case of Mula. She has two mutations that are different on both of the wheels that caused the dysfunction of a particular protein. Batten's disease six seven and there's only a handful or double handful of kids worldwide. They're known to have that particular subtitled batons and Jaycees case she has a very aggressive form of al it lasts called F s mutation and it has a particularly bad course people with F.. US typically sadly succumbed LS typically approximately a year. Because it's so aggressive. It's very hard to intervene soon enough. And there has never been a medication that could actually address the fundamental gene problems in these two cases so we need to design whole new the truck when we find the particular mutation and it turns out depending on the molecular biology and that control mechanisms around them. A tation some all of them are amenable to go nuclear type therapy and both of these girls have been their particular. Genetics have been amenable to A strategy she of using nuclear tight enter equally sadly we did not know that. JC had this particularly bad ale ass us until she was twenty five. Her family had lost her twin sister at the age of seventeen and Alex add add. Actually he contracted the symptoms of L. S. at age eleven so the two girls were identical. They had the same mutation but one got symptoms at eleven on the other at twenty five. JC I guess Through some grace right. Her symptoms arose during time in which a drug was already available in unaccompanied show that happened to be appropriate for her. So I understand and that in this case she got lucky. Well in a way because the drug already existed otherwise we couldn't have intervened quickly enough. Yeah it was an act of considerable effort on the part of the patient advocacy group project. LS The head of Columbia University's LS LS center. Dr Neil Snider in the company who originated the drug and all of us that were helping around the sides trying to support like an exoskeleton including Charles forever and I was helping with the regulatory strategy and also trying to make sure that the drug that was chosen was actually appropriate to the most expedient animal model so as a result of that we were able to put together a very lean and mean I N D for JC and get her approved through the FDA. I have to say. FDA was understandably cautious but when they heard her situation detail and how she'd lost her twin sister the understood of course about a few and they made a lot of exceptions to the usual toxicology regulations. Well I know that she had been she and her family. They had been advocating pretty publicly for a while up until it was approved. I if I'd been in her mom shoes I would have done the same thing called. She lower local congressman. The Stephen King and there was actually quite a response. In Congress. There is a bill that was put forward to ask. FDA to move expediently for JC. I don't know that that had specific impact but just to say that they got some considerable public discussion. And how Camilla's case different in her case Tim you At Boston Children's Hospital recognized that her condition was suitable for an exon skipping being drug very similar to Isis Been Raza and he was able to use a similar backbone and design a drug from scratch within several months it was quite remarkable global. We've done the testing for it and then we've Were able to get started with just a acute data and then I designed a type of a program in which we would update the FDA very regularly on the progress of the toxicology studies so that we could extend her dosing and again. FDA's group group that does an enzyme replacement was wonderful. In working with us to customize that I approach how do you envision cases like these being handled in the future after all not everyone. Everyone has a congressman. That's willing to go to bat for them. Like Jaycee did not. Everybody should take one. There's definitely a sea-change coming is really exciting. And it goes back to the changes brought about by the AIDS patients who identified that they were an extreme unmet medical. Need we see the finalization of the L. S. guidance. We see a lot of guidances have come out on rare disease from the agency in the past twenty four months. And I'm very excited about this because we're really getting to the place where we custom tailor the amount of upfront non clinical research. That has to proceed to human trials customize. That the patient's situation well do you think that each was going to require its own uniquely designed non clinical research at will or will there kind of. Okay you're not gonna be able to have like a standard version that works for most Aso's typically called platform toxicology in kind of a dream. Right now when you look across all a good nuclear tides you find out remember. I mentioned early in this talk about the pharmacologically driven toxicity. Let's say there's another place in the genome that has has a similar sequence. We end up having the drug acting by its intended action bit at the wrong place which is an off what we call an on target but unwanted toxicity existed that could arise by modulating genome which is a little scary right to put something into the spine or once. You invoke gene therapy. What's done is done so you need to have really careful toxicology evaluations that look at the animal as if it were a miniature clinical trial? And you know you're basically siklie handling the animals has patients and so we get as much information as we can vary from each particular experiment and try to make sure that Ed's translation Lee accurate for predicting patient risk. We need the parents to know that right. If if you were me. Resigning are up to our child. An an in-and-out shoes
Kerrin McEvoy: Growing Up Jockey
"Said Van Tigers for you growing up in a racing family NGOs yeah it was grew up streaky value their little Bush town on the west coast of South Australia and gripe place to grow up it was pop leave dubbed the up the road hundred the road up the hill when he had some stables at the back of block horses there and anyways trying to be seeks right or ten depending on the locals wanted Ironhorse with him but it was great it was you know plenty of ponies for me Rawdon and dad was a jockey while I was a young child and then going to be heavy but submarine down to the Rice's a young Keaton running around collecting the bidding sleeps in tags six and always guys the jockeys and saying what color boots I had on what settles out and it was a passion was building from from an early age remember things little things when you're younger Dinesh Illinois big he's larger than life that all that China who was it for you that made you get nervous when you met him for the first time ties yeah Tolan I you know with with with David David as as he son obviously he was always falling behind and paid a highs and Michael Tiny was apprenticed to them by other Uncle Darren was apprenticed to them and then Tony ended up obviously being one of their former cy as a young kid it was always Colon high-seas is that and I always listening watching and whenever we went to town we Wanna pulp sources he had a few that rising ten I used to always love following around and watching the the highest amen highs horses and and the I was lucky enough to be apprenticed to them further down the road so you could always roy horses was it natural gas I wrote I'm GonNa lead well it I ju- Fourteen fifteen to become a junkie yeah I was that was always my choice enjoyed school and I could've stayed on and and enjoyed new twelve eleven and twelve ten Qaida didn't want it Algebra used to lose me over his maths was ah I was often the fairies we've maths but I used to enjoy school small little skull streaky by and It was I must admit there was more tom playing sports than probably and what but I was always going to be a jockey and and that was where did they could always rod you is natural out Mimea I draw you jump ahead of the gates actually my pony a job the guy here we used to have some old rusty berries stoves their streaky by Rice course which is better the town and that's track Ho Ho won one race meeting in the clubs do have their one meeting a year but jump a little out of the gates with some two year old it's in That was a good buzz and you know you you you never forget those alien is in plenty of jump shots and Charles Day on on the the Lindsay it young stirs but usually go over Lindsay Park as he must go hold of ice used to catch the bus over and and stated working long hours a higher on the apprentice waste all used to pick up more pack my pay packet it was double this the boys the boys used to be filthy but picking up pooing strapping a few of them on and enrolled in a few years and they don't forget one tree private jumped on the bus and Papa pick me up anyway yeah sorry it was coming home publishing to pick me up at Port Augusta because he is it at Port Augusta and anyway the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta the the State Law and I go there about two thirty in the morning jumped off the Boston part was nowhere to be saying eating meat always on the yeah I was listening to it would have been twelve Oregon and and you're lucky on you where you're staying the jumped in a taxi had ten dollars me well anyway got dropped off with the great northern I till which is in Gusta knew what room staying in because of our decide they must have been a month before or whatever anyway be offense jumped over the fence winner in the back comb the forest knocked on the window public the window Colombian jumping into bed he just said sorry I forgot you yeah standing might say that's good that's good deal all remember more thirst arm into the rice now they Mike Apprentice Jockeys rawd in a silks they rice day settle and callous and pine leather boots for the first tom but backing Modi altogether Yarra Glen for the first time and with the the tight end of the boots or sleep dose lead nearly fell off when I came out of the gates you I either Rice's was it a good experience it was but like you said it's very different to everything else it used to with with normal trek quick stuff I don't recall ever having the soup zone for a trial either but I rob is at Balaclava and pita highs at the time was was trying to Lindsay Park and I think he had about seventy in these maiden rice was made over thirty or forty eight hundred meters and y'all got The Roy on lovely little military military plume coat and reading a Bit hymies lovely coordinator perfect for Diana with free fi first royds get up well not didn't win didn't win but it was meant to nine and I well it was just a just a point yeah he he he fold them ran and got Moeen slowly and surely with with with many roads to come but it was a great Feast Day balaclava lovely be tracking and then after that back to streaky by in my first right after my ticket was heise's Yup and they went back and did six right once in the Bush Paul Lincoln and Gusta and great myself in Teddy Monahan won the we we drew the leading jockey for the Port Augusta or Leading Jockey Carl it must have been Well was that ninety six ninety seven season is a good experience by some rough ready oh well maybe I lean get your I m getting paid on the solid and the soy gained a joke kind of a must have been in Adelaide somewhere few hundred we'll see a couple of hundred Colonie who started in the back so you can you take ran the Bush then you come into the city at the Stri but Victoria was always beckoning you to get a to get a gig incoming raw quick as you could win it happen yeah will always back with the Heizo actually did a Bill Cameron savion over there it was where where I might stevie and he was a great influence on me from then on but ended up venturing up to back Lindsay Park when Paul and John Kerry Jose climbs for wearing back to Lindsey. Tony was this attorney said look you Muslim Sean Hill one so we headed over there minority and got there and to be truthful it was it was a bit of a real steep learning curve I wasn't ready I was still green and a break maurice descent you know it's a different back then it was it was totally different you know riding Adelaide and I don't need on short period of that here in town Movilla Cheltenham annoys attracts Victoria Park to go to cool I was actually behind the gates the other day and I I was thinking I remember my first of all right aww living under may just slow down the sawed their coffee can get pretty hectic and always always a grain little drain young kid at at a more animal Davison so it was the real steep learning curve and I was lucky to to stick it out through those tough lighter one and a half to two zero period more apprenticeship climbs time was was when I started to do well or who scared the Virginia's Eddie in the jockeys very Milwaukee Jesus Black Gray goal was always leading and ready it's but he was he was he was welcoming at the same time there was obviously a great orders getting around you know Greg Jaws was there Stephen King Br privileged obviously the Oh tactically good oh great horseman and you know back watching and learning of course to the best or could you know when did the penny dropped for it to be given an opportunity to Rodney got which we'll touch on it I mean Abbott Win on Brew You've won three of them but when did the penny dropped for you to Sira off belongs Saturday class said I rising starting to get full books and Rodney in Steichen group enlisted Rice's did you remember the Diet dropped in your lock brought nail below the the winter of ninety nine winter it doesn't sorry the winter ninety nine and then all the way through to the winner of two thousand and really started to make inroads and get some good support and Mike USA Climb and I remember writing a few a few trebles in town and it was winter months and the the big boys were away but as a young kid boring to get better you really grab a hold of that momentum and and use it to drive you forward and so it was it was a rough first year in Melbourne but then the second and third years is when it really started to to propel Gordon was lucky to start teaming up with some good China's even sort of the highest camp and Mark Martin even and Russell Cameron to those and John but money was instrumental in getting me young Ford that adequate right
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Who Would Win - Ash from the Evil Dead vs Pennywise
"Pennywise shape shifting creature I found in the Stephen King aval it in one thousand nine hundred eighty six penny wise as a cosmic evil who feeds on children because they're the easiest prey having existed for billions of here's billions pennywise is no longer concerned with the doings of mortals the monster currently known as it has gone back and forth preying on mortal going into hibernation for what is a seeming eternity every twenty seven to thirty two years or so this scary clown returns to feed hearken back to our forty by some sort of mass tragedy or violent incident pennywise is a shape shifting creature who feeds on fear taking the message of anything that the protagonist I is afraid of fun fact Penny wise was inspired by what scared author Steven King the most McDonald's yes flights the already airborne scared king saw a person dressed as Ronald McDonald board the flight at the last moments summoning up the courage king ask the per clown where he was coming from and Ronald immediately snapped back with McDonald land permanently cementing the notion of a terrifying clown in the us through his work forever that is pennywise we'd like to thank our sponsors for this week McDonald's for providing health nutritious snacks for we're never gonNA get them as a sponsor I would love that I do not think that is likely that McDonald's money eat our chicken it's mostly chicken that's a good positive right there I'm all about the pink slime let me tell you right now does it look like a doug it doesn't it on Chicken Burger okay so here are the details for Ash Williams now Ash Williams Aka Ashley Joanna Williams first appeared the nine hundred eighty one film the evil dead Eh played by Bruce Campbell and created by Director Sam Raimi Ashville Liam's the unlikely hero the evil dead films and TV series has been played by demonic spirits ever since an ill-fated trip to a cabin in the woods it's with a group of friends the group unknowingly releases demons by reading the Necker Namakonha ex Mortis the economics mortis or book of the dead is bound in human flesh Russian inked in blood of course all of our kid listeners shocked Tober James with a Q. and under no circumstances should be read aloud as doing so releases evil dead or spirits who become debts a debt by the way is a lifeforce person animal or even inanimate object that is possessed by Kandar Ian Demon their cunning and manipulative and can only killed by bodily dismemberment shocked over I guess it's the season that member moment ashes known for two main weapons sought up shotgun otherwise known as boom stick and the more noticeable home light xl chainsaw which was adapted to replace his right hand which was we did an evil dead film after being possessed by dead later during the army of darkness film Ashville themselves new mechanical right hand using play chainmail gauntlet and customize spring