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Chisox eliminated in AL Central, 6th loss in row; Tigers win
"The guardians were crowned AL central champs before the opening pitch of their ten four route of the rangers Cleveland clinched the division when the White Sox lost to the tigers Stephen Quan had a Grand Slam in 5 RBIs to back Aaron savali who allowed two runs in three hits over 5 innings Kwan's home run put the guardians ahead ten two in the 8th Tyler Freeman and miles straw each went two for four Gabriella Rios had two RBIs and Quan provided three of the guardians ten hits Cleveland has won 7 straight and 18 of 21 to open a ten game division lead I'm Dave ferry
A Quick Refresher Debunking NPR Hitman Tom Dreisbach
"I'm doing a quick refresher debunking of NPR hitman Tom dry's box article on 2000 meals the film, a pro Trump film suggests its data are so accurate it's solved a murder. That's false. First of all, for anyone who saw the film, there's a scene with we're talking about a murder that occurred in Atlanta, the murder of a young black woman named Sakura Turner, and we see Greg Phillips drawing a circle. They have geo tracking data from the date and time of the shooting, and drawing a circle grows Greg Phillips goes inside this circle are is the small population of potential shooters. So in other words, these are the cell phone ID devices where the angle of the bullet seems to have come from. Now again, that doesn't solve a murder. What it does is it tells the cops that these are guys you might want to look more closely at, because all you have all true the vote has is their cell phone IDs. They don't even have the identities of those individuals, but law enforcement can get them. So again, Tom dry's buck is setting up the straw man. They solve the murder. And then he goes on to quote the authorities, basically saying that the data put together by true the vote came after the arrests of these two gang members who are accused of having committed the murder.
Matt McPherson, Founder of Mathews Archery, on Getting Into Bows
"Looking at it, guys gave two great ministries here, you know, that you're able to use for manager through the guitars and through the bow hunting as well. You also are very active in helping others get into the sport as well. Is that if somebody's out there today and they're looking to get into bows, they're looking at maybe and again, I had a lot of dealing with songwriters as you've had as well. And these are some of the most artistic people in the world. What would you say to them as far as chasing that dream or how Ellen and different note that songwriters are a little bit different, but how do you encourage people to get involved with either target or honey? If they don't want to go hunting, but the target, they're just enrichment of having a bow in their hand. You know, usually we start with the genesis bow. I don't know if you're familiar with the genesis goal that we have, but we were one of the pioneers that worked with Kentucky wildlife. We call them DNR up there up here. I'm not sure. You call them dean anyway. They were interested in getting kids back involved in being outside. They've gotten so tied into the digital world. The fake world. That's tough to get kids away from their own computers anymore. And so we started a thing called national arching schools program with a Kentucky DNR, have you. And we're able to I developed a book called the genesis. In the genesis has no let off. So typical compound bows when you pull them back if it's 60, it'll be 60 about here. And then it goes down to let's say 15 pounds. Or 12 pounds. Well, a genesis Bo, I realized, hey, we don't need any let off on a genesis book because this is going to be a 20 pound ball the whole way. And that way, you can stop wherever you want, because let's say I'm 5 9 and let's say I have a 28 inch draw and you might be 6 foot and you might have a 29er straw. You know, how do you do how do you make a universal bowl that can easily be handed from one kid to a neck or to even an adult? And say, you don't have to readjust it. They can just pull it back to where they're comfortable. So I had designed this book called the genesis. And it literally is a 20 pound bow. That you pull back to where you're comfortable, and that's where you shoot from.
Ben Bergquam: Voters Are Showing in Wyoming to Take Back the Power
"With us right now is Ben Berkeley, an amazing American patriot, he's live in Wyoming to give us the latest on the ground in Wyoming. Ben, welcome to the program. What's the vibe on the ground? What's going on in Wyoming? Hey, Charlie. The energy is high, you know, for a state that doesn't have that many voters compared to a lot of other states across the country that turn out that I'm seeing. I'm the second polling location. I've been at so far today. Turnout is huge. And the story of the day is how many Democrats are going to switch and vote in Republican to get a Republican ballot in order to support Liz Cheney. So that's what we're seeing. Everywhere we go, I've been interviewing folks as far as the kind of straw poll, as they voting as they're coming out. I'd still say it's about three to one that folks that are willing to go on and talk about it that are voting for care. Hagerman, but there are an awful lot of Democrats. I'm speaking to some of the poll workers that are here saying that's the story. There are a lot of Democrats coming in to vote and you can just see the amount of people behind it to actually let us into the polling place. I'm going to actually walk and talk and we're going to go out and I'll show you the line as we go outside of the building here. But that's the story is how many maga Republicans are going to show up and vote and how many of the Democrats are going to switch their party affiliation.
Article III Project Founder Mike Davis on the FBI Trump Raid
"You though really quick. What do you think is the calculus right now of the Federal Bureau of Investigation? I think they're evil, but I don't think they're dumb. What were they thinking by doing this? What did they hope to achieve? Is this really a national archive dispute? Is this an act of desperation? What's your speculation here? Well, president Trump left office 18 months ago. So what's the urgency right now? And it seems like the urgency is as they know that president Trump is going to run again. They know he's going to win the primary and they know he's going to win The White House again. And I think they're panicking. And they think this is a Hail Mary. They think I've seen Mark Goliath the top Democrat, election lawyer putting out this theory that under the statute of someone misuses presidential records, they're just qualified from office. It's just complete nonsense that they're pushing this theory, the constitution clearly spells out how the president is picked, how he's elected what his qualifications are. And they're just grasping at straws here. They're
Why Trump Routinely Dominates Straw Polls Like the Recent CPAC One
"At the recent cpac conference in Dallas, which concluded this weekend there was a straw poll. And the results of the straw poll reported pretty widely in the media. Trump 69%, this is for 2024. Desantis 23% and pretty tellingly, Cruz 2% Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Rand Paul, Kristi Noem all 1%, and by the way, notice who's not there. Mike Pence 0%. Wow. Now, I want to try to explain the Trump phenomenon here because there are some people who say and I've been seeing this on social media that desantis is much more kind of error free than Trump. Desantis doesn't make Trump's mistakes. He is very effective as Trump is in hitting back at the media. They both have that kind of fortitude, but desantis is less ad hominem, desantis is in some ways certainly in terms of his personal life. He seems unbelievably clean, caught, he's got the sort of perfect resume. So why is it? Why is it then that Trump is consistently not just ahead, but way ahead? I mean, Trump is over two thirds of the vote. And desantis is desantis numbers only improve if you take Trump out of the equation. So what's going on here? Well, I want to try to explain this in an unusual way. The writer Scott Fitzgerald, this is the author, of course, of The Great Gatsby and a number of other important books. Scott Fitzgerald, once said something very poignant and I think very illuminating. He said, he said, I've got the two second best things to have. But I don't have the two best things to have. And he went on to explain that the second best things to have in his view were good looks and intelligence and Scott Fitzgerald goes, I got those two. But he goes, but the two best things to have are animal magnetism, animal magnetism, and money.
Quantrill throws 6 shutout innings, Guardians top Astros 4-1
"The Guardian shook off consecutive 6 run losses to Houston by downing the Astros four to one Cal quantrill improved to 11 or 36 starts in Cleveland allowing three hits and a walk over 6 scoreless innings Ahmed Rosario had a two run single and José Ramírez added two hits and an RBI Andres Jimenez and miles straw each had two of the guardians ten hits Cleveland beat Luis Garcia who fell behind four zero in the second inning Garcia gave up 9 hits over 6 frames and dropped to 8 and 8 I led miss Diaz doubled home the Astros lone run in the 9th I'm Dave ferry
Hedges drives in 2 to break tie, put Guardians over Rays 5-3
"Austin hedges supplied the tie breaking hit and Cleveland won a series against the rays for the first time since 2017 taking the rubber game 5 to three Hedges hit a two run double in the 5th inning to help the guardians finish 6 and 5 on their road trip The double came after Cleveland wasted a three zero lead Miles straw hit a two run single and José Ramírez picked up his 84th RBI with a base hit Reliever Kirk McCarthy picked up the win allowing one run over three and a third innings Shane mcclanahan tied a season low with four and a third innings Surrendering 5 runs 7 hits and three walks I'm Dave fairy
Naylor homer in 9th sends Guardians past stumbling Red Sox
"Josh naylor belted a solo Homer in the 9th inning to send the guardians past the Red Sox 7 6 I live for those opportunities and I work on those as a kid with my dad And my brothers and stuff so when they arise I enjoy them and I just try to make the best out of them Cleveland took advantage of three errors by Boston first baseman France he Cordero to win for the 7th time in ten games Miles straw had two hits and two RBIs for the guardians who blew leads of three zero and 5 two before climbing within two games of the AL central lead The Red Sox lost for the 7th time in 8 games despite Bobby dahlberg's two home runs and four RBIs I'm Dave ferry
Charlie Unpacks a Telling Straw Poll From His Student Action Summit
"The question we asked to our students? Do you believe building a southern border wall or sending $56 billion to Ukraine is more important? Which one is more important? 98% of our students at turning point USA, 98% believed at the turning point you say student action some of this last weekend that building a southern border wall is far more important than sending money to Ukraine. 2% of our attendees thought Ukraine was more important. I'm not sure who those people were. I would love to meet them. 98%. And yet your Republicans in Washington D.C. are much more fixated on financing a proxy war in Ukraine than building a southern border wall. I was stunned. I thought maybe it would be 70 30, 98% of the Republican base. Why is that Republicans are so enthusiastic about doing that, but not representing the interests of their voters? Well, it goes to show why 92.7% of our attendees disapprove of the Republican establishment in Washington, D.C., 92.7%. So the questions continued, where we also asked our audience which candidate do you think will be the most difficult to defeat for president in 2024? And I can almost guarantee you the winner of this saw the result because it was all over MSNBC this morning. MSNBC totally ignored our Republican presidential straw poll, but they were very interested. And we did this, by the way, because I was interested in what our audience thought, but I also wanted to get our kind of event into mainstream news. So I said the best way to get our event in a mainstream news is ask Republicans, which Democrats they don't want to run against. I was like, that would be an easy way to get in there. And the answers were interesting. Which Democrat do you think is the most difficult to defeat? By the way, I want to ask you guys that freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com, which Democrat is most difficult for us to defeat. Number one with 30% of the vote, Gavin Newsom.
Joe Biden Pulls a Hugo Chávez-Style Move With Oil
"Joe Biden is really kind of pulling what I would call a Chavez style move. This is right out of the playbook of Hugo Chavez, go back 22 years ago in Venezuela, where he blamed everyone, except for his own government for the problems that the Venezuelan economy was struggling with. And you look at what's happening now, and Joe Biden's doing the exact same thing. It somehow big oils fault. Now again, I'm pleased about the idea of maybe a tax break for the American consumers. I'd like to say, I never met a tax break that I didn't like. I think it's so important to always be putting money back into the hands of the consumers given that we are a market based capitalist economy. That said, it's taken him a while to get here. Has it not? I mean, he's just grasping at straws. He's done everything he can. Could. I mean, the SPR thing, that didn't work, filling up the strategic releasing the strategic petroleum reserve that didn't work, you know, maybe after this relief on taxes, if he gets it, maybe the only thing left is to actually think about drilling more. I mean, that might actually be the solution here. Maybe to have a little bit more of a positive spin on the energy sector because you see nobody's wanting to invest. Can you blame them when you get the president just slamming the sector constantly? Remember what Chavez did? In Venezuela, he actually kicked all the European American companies out of the very valuable orinoco region. And so all the technology that the western companies could have brought there, American companies, all the terrific technology to get that heavy, tar like oil out of the ground, well, they couldn't do it because he sent them packing. He took over their businesses, Joe Biden is threatening something not entirely dissimilar.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee kicks off with pomp
"Thousands of spectators have enjoyed jubilee festivities in the sunshine as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II marked 70 years on the throne People wrapped head to toe in union Jack flags walked alongside parents holding their children's hands who were hopeful to see the queen sitting by Big Ben one spectator Carol Cooper dressed in a straw hat covered with pictures of the monarch told the AP she was surprised at how many people turned up Everywhere is very very busy very very packed This is the nearest we can get Mother of two kirstie trinette wanted to share the day with her kids 'cause it's once in a lifetime kind of moment On the Westminster bridge sandwiched between the London Eye and houses of parliament many clapped in pleasure at the impressive airshow on display NHS worker Graham Murphy brought his family to watch the fly pass from the riverbank Because of the end of lockdown it's nice to celebrate something and to get out and enjoy life And have a good time Karen Chammas London
President Biden Visits Seoul
"I was still covering state politics at the time in Virginia. So I didn't, I wasn't down in Florida, but I watched it like everybody else, and I do think you're right. There's some eerie similarities there. Oh my goodness, I've got tattoos from then. Because every day, it was every day was a new headline, 25 different lawsuits. David Boyce squaring off against Ted Olson, Ted Cruz down there. W are running around. James baker in town. Al Gore. It was wild that I think Pennsylvania is going that way. So Michael, the president's in Seoul, Korea. I'm just curious, how did you not draw the short straw and have to go? A lot of people think everybody loves to go on these trips. I'm not sure that's true when you're over 50.
Amber Athey: Why the Left Has a Hard Time Arguing Roe v. Wade
"So the left can ever debate because they say things that go unchallenged And one of them you just kind of hinted at it as they keep spewing this sewage like narrative that abortion is going to be illegal If roe V wade is overturned Well listen candidly I'm a pro life advocate I wish it were I'm not denying that But that's just not true What I hope to happen and what's going to happen or not necessarily the same thing You just said it it will be turned back to the states So my point in this is they keep saying that and yet if it's overturned and the decision was released tomorrow California could go and pass up to 9 months abortion bill And yet no one will ever go back in fact check these idiots even though it was I thought it was illegal California just peasant They never ever get subjected to the scrutiny we do No and you're exactly right This is why the left has such a hard time arguing on this issue in particular because they don't have to actually understand the reason that conservatives believe the things that we do because they could just throw out these straw man arguments and never have to be held accountable for them I mean you hear people say all the time things like well it's my body my choice Okay well we believe that there's another body involved Or they'll say things like you know conservatives don't do anything for the baby after it's born which is another patently false why because we know that Christians and conservatives actually give the most money to charitable organizations that do help children after they're born And so it's just one falsehood after the other And yet the left is constantly talking recently about this idea of disinformation and how they need to have more government and censorship of what people are saying online not because the right is purveyors of disinformation but because they are purveyors of disinformation and they don't want the right to be able to challenge them on that
Devin Nunes Reacts to Biden's New Disinformation Board
"Now Before we get to that Devin your thoughts on this new ministry of truth here I mean listen you were in Congress This is a dangerous dangerous new breach of the contract between government and the citizens I mean did they not read the First Amendment Congress shall pass no law bridging the right of free speech that they missed that I mean what are your former Democrat colleagues What could they possibly be thinking with this nonsense Dan I think it's just they were grasping at straws And I really have to believe not knowing all the inside but having been there a long time that it wasn't true social that actually got this going because they knew by us using the rumble cloud us usually being un cancellable us being the home ultimately going to be home to millions of Americans where we're going to have this beachhead against these tech tyrants How are they going to control us They couldn't just call up Bezos and say hey cut the servers off Tell Amazon cut the servers off because we've insulated ourselves with we're only working with companies as you'd like to say in the parallel economy We're working with people that believe in free speech that are not woke and we're never going to be canceled So I can't believe they went down this road to create something like this and it's tough You really have to kind of read through the tea leaves of all the fake news stories that have been written about this And you kind of have to apply that When you kind of have to apply the logic of whatever they say in the story you just have to kind of take the opposite
Did Channing Tatum Fire Thandiwe Newton?
"The other day we learned that Tandy Newton had made the difficult decision to step away from starring in magic Mike's last dance that promising new drama, the third in the franchise of hit movies that's going to be just ridiculous, she stepped away. Well, as I told you, Channing Tatum fired her as the star and producer of the movie. They've got Salma Hayek coming in to replace it. They've got to they've got to redo 11 days of shooting the Tandy was in for now various publications have reported that Channing Tatum fired Tandy. And by the way, just so you know, I don't know when this began, but when Tandy Newton first came out, her name was spelled TH and E they've from a W in there, guys. Now her name is TH AND. Nobody knows why. Nobody remembers why this happened when it happened, but apparently there's a W there. And we don't know what it means. But let's just go on with this pretentious bullshit. So the initial story was Channing Tatum fired her after an argument over the slap at the Oscars and the discussion got out of hand and apparently Tandy sided with Will Smith Channing Tatum and his girlfriend Zoë Kravitz are a big Chris Rock fans and they side with him. It got loud. And it got nasty and Channing was like, I can't work with her. I think there's more to it than that, but that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Easter Sunday marks a return to in-person worship as COVID-19 restrictions lessen
"For for for for many many many many Christians Christians Christians Christians in in in in the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. this this this this weekend weekend weekend weekend marks marks marks marks the the the the first first first first time time time time in in in in three three three three years years years years still still still still gather gather gather gather in in in in person person person person to to to to celebrate celebrate celebrate celebrate Easter Easter Easter Easter Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday following following following following the the the the disruptions disruptions disruptions disruptions of of of of the the the the covert covert covert covert nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with a a a a look look look look at at at at where where where where the the the the white white white white house house house house sees sees sees sees things things things things right right right right now now now now we we we we are are are are in in in in a a a a much much much much much much much much better better better better place place place place and and and and we we we we have have have have banned banned banned banned doctor doctor doctor doctor she she she she straw straw straw straw is is is is the the the the White White White White House House House House virus virus virus virus response response response response coordinator coordinator coordinator coordinator appearing appearing appearing appearing on on on on NBC's NBC's NBC's NBC's meet meet meet meet the the the the press press press press he he he he cautioned cautioned cautioned cautioned cases cases cases cases are are are are rising rising rising rising we we we we want want want want to to to to see see see see is is is is this this this this going going going going to to to to translate translate translate translate into into into into more more more more severe severe severe severe disease disease disease disease more more more more customizations customizations customizations customizations or or or or dats dats dats dats he he he he also also also also addressed addressed addressed addressed the the the the question question question question of of of of getting getting getting getting a a a a second second second second Brewster Brewster Brewster Brewster the the the the data data data data out out out out of of of of Israel Israel Israel Israel is is is is pretty pretty pretty pretty compelling compelling compelling compelling that that that that people people people people over over over over sixty sixty sixty sixty who who who who got got got got a a a a second second second second booster booster booster booster after after after after four four four four months months months months after after after after their their their their first first first first booster booster booster booster sought sought sought sought not not not not just just just just a a a a reduction reduction reduction reduction in in in in factions factions factions factions but but but but a a a a reduction reduction reduction reduction in in in in deaths deaths deaths deaths his his his his recommendation recommendation recommendation recommendation people people people people over over over over sixty sixty sixty sixty I I I I think think think think should should should should be be be be getting getting getting getting that that that that booster booster booster booster again again again again that that that that evidence evidence evidence evidence is is is is pretty pretty pretty pretty compelling compelling compelling compelling fifty fifty fifty fifty to to to to fifty fifty fifty fifty nine nine nine nine you're you're you're you're certainly certainly certainly certainly eligible eligible eligible eligible depends depends depends depends on on on on your your your your risk risk risk risk profile profile profile profile that's that's that's that's a a a a place place place place where where where where things things things things really really really really born born born born to to to to talk talk talk talk to to to to your your your your doctor doctor doctor doctor Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington
JD Vance Dominates Straw Poll After Contentious Ohio Debate
"His name is JD Vance. He is running for the Senate in Ohio, JD, welcome. Thanks, Eric. Good to be with you. At what point in your life are you going to be known as the guy who's in the Senate versus the guy who wrote hillbilly elegy? I just think it's going to be interesting to see how that goes. I think I'm really excited about your run. And you just, there was just a straw poll that put you way ahead. Can you share that with us? Yeah, so we've had a couple of debates in the past three or four days and we've done very well. I think the audience responded very well. And you want a particular we had a straw poll of the attendees who think it came in pretty undecided. And I think at the end of the debate, we were sort of one 45% and the other four or 5 candidates combined to get the rest. So in a good place, the campaign is going well. We need people to actually vote may 3rd, Ohio, if your listeners are in Ohio, please remind them to get out there and vote. If I can get to Ohio, can I vote? Well, actually, thanks to the way our elections work, you can vote three or four times. And if you have any deceased relatives, maybe bring them. Listen, rules, rules are just part of the white patriarchal construct that needs to be dismantled. Let's just have a free for all. Come on.
"straw" Discussed on Guided Meditations
"We're going to mimic breathing out through a straw. You can use an actual straw if you have one environmentally friendly preferred but try it without so you know how to do it without depending on having a straw at your access as you'll experience. The straw is not necessary. Take a moment to sit up tall. Roll your shoulders up and back a few times and then go the other way drawing them ford and in and now one more roll up back allowing your shoulder blades. To soften down your back. Feeling your chest opening up. If you're comfortable with and able to close your eyes in this moment do so now otherwise take a soft steady gaze still maintaining your tall seat begin breathing out through your nostrils pressing. The belly in and feeling belongs emptying. Relax your belly and slowly breathe in through the nostrils feeling how the abdomen expanse do this. A couple more times making sure that the shoulders relaxed and none of the breathing originates in your chest or upper back being aware of the movement at your naval now purse. Your lips like you're holding a straw in between them almost like you're going to kiss someone you love on the cheek but with a little space in between the lips take a deep breath in through your nostrils and now breathe out through the imaginary straw in between your lips without forcing see how it takes much longer to breathe without in this way. Close your mouth and inhale again through the nostrils feeling the belly expanding paris your lips and exhale out smoothly through your imaginary straw. Do this a few more times as you complete your next excavation close and relax your mouth and just breathe in and out through the nostrils like oh deep breathing and sit with the sensations within your body when you're ready open your eyes and move slowly and more presently back into your day..
"straw" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"That like nine days. This movie is without suspense without psychological scarring. You can watch it with anyone and not feel disturbed in the same way. It is a very forgettable. Not recommend. And i came in with the absolute lowest expectations. Here i've have seen a lot of remakes from the two thousands that are abysmal again. The fog might be better if movable had directed it so coming into this. I didn't remember what i thought of it from ten years ago. Forgettable is the word. But i watched it that time because i didn't remember so much what i thought of the first straw dogs watching them both pretty much back to back for these reviews. Yeah i think each have their pluses each have their minuses. This one has a much more palpable audio mix. I was not annoyed by listening to scratchy. Cassette recording audio. Criterion usually does better on that stuff. So i guess that's the best audio they had for the original version this one. Hey it's modern so it sounds good. I think peckinpah did more with the scenery of his area here. At one point the director is going to turn the camera on its side for a car going past just not visually exciting but it all comes down to the story which i feel is about the same story. The fish out of water getting into conflict with nerd versus jock. Kind of fight is in both cases here. And i feel like you get about the same experience in both and neither is must see but both are finding of. I've said it enough times of the show. I don't need to belabor the point.
"straw" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"If from charlie's point of you he didn't rape her. He tried to win her back. So yes all. Those people were misguided. And here charlie also thought he was winning her back during the sex scene and wasn't until after that he realized. But there's nothing that. Amy did say that she was into it. I don't know why it matters who dies in this version. I really don't again. David went from pacifist avoiding conflict to standing up for the house. Why was he avoiding conflict again. They didn't establish him as someone that was running from violence. So this doesn't feel like an incredible right. Turn because stewart. This is stalling. Grab this about survival. Yes that's all it's about. That's what i'm saying. This is about survival. It's about the kills it's about the adrenaline. When i see hoffman. Kill someone in the first straw dogs. The original straw dogs like that's a tragedy that every of the loss of control of humanity at the end of that film is a tragedy this thriller in so okay. Let's see some kills and get to the end one thing. I want you to see that this time. Amy is going to get the rifle and has no problems. Killing the man that came to raipur. They want to give her that. Kill and i do think that if not a cheer moment that is something that they are giving the audience to say heroic moment is she deserved it. There's an upgrade from the last film. In that i feel like if the rapist will be killed. She deserved to pull that trigger. You know no one deserved to kill last time. You're not to root for a single death that happen. It is saying that those instincts are based and animalistic. And when you play into that you're becoming savage like them it is pitting your own desire for murder against you. Now you're saying it's cool when the right people when the good people kill the bad guys. This is the dumb version. I now realize even more. We saw different movies last week. And i'm very confused as to why you think that this is the same if nothing else and intense. It's very different and seems pretty similar that eventually. The hollywood guy needs to stand up and protect his property. I do believe in both movies. The answer is not an either extreme but a combination thereof. Downfall of dustin hoffman. I see a compromise wasn't even his property. That was part of the irony is like the vietnam war. We shouldn't have been there. Yeah we were fighting on our principles when we didn't even belong there. It wasn't our home in fighting for that. Property doesn't redeem the abuse. His wife went through a doesn't change. Anything it's house. He's not saving any people. He's not bringing justice with jeremy. He's protecting killer. He's saving jeremy this. That was an irony. You've got to admit that irony was richer last time. Yeah and this jeremy. Jeremy doesn't even know it. My notes for this one. Because i watched this one. I i'm like why did they have this. Jeremy subplot get rid of. It doesn't need to be here. Yeah it should not be in this. It doesn't even need to be in this movie. It could have just been the became there for a different reason. I think they came with murdering there is and that's what pushed both david's to not given this time is because it became life or death stakes allegri though. I don't like james marsden watching. The house burned down as much as i david driving into town saying he doesn't aware home is and i do wonder you know. I still think things aren't great between david. And amy at the end of this one really. What's to get over. They were still fighting during the siege. And when it's all said and done he's still yelling at her to do what he says. And when he's standing out there watching the barn burn he standing alone. I feel like that's telling me that there is distance in this marriage. That wasn't there when they came down. Chew with no hesitation picked up that shotgun and killed her rapist. That was going to kill. Her husband killed her rapist. Yes what has attained tainted that. Amy in the first film did yes. I feel like this couple is going to be just fine there. You're going to get the hollywood end or maybe not but is it a tragedy if they don't end up together i mean again. They just not interesting to watch. Well then let's not prolong the inevitable. Jacob stewart's why don't you recommend this version of straw dogs jacob. I mean there is so much that is similar and yet this one feels more hollow which would have been okay if it was more of just a traditional thriller and they would have to got to the action quicker and make it the awful thing that we all expect. Hollywood to make a remake of straw dogs into instead of this which is even more confounding to me like we're going to take the exact same script but throat in the south. Say the same words but it's twenty eleven. There's none of that context of war politics or anything. Well we'll have some stuff about southern life but we're not going to really delve deep enough into it. This they should have just gone trashier. And just more hollywood with it. Just make it a thriller and don't try to get into all that complexity. Because i don't think they even tried or maybe laurie did and the producer said no. You're not allowed. It's gotta be exactly what we did before. But without any of the context so i lose all the richness of character i lose all the richness and the themes all that rich irony at the end that like again. I'm not laughing because it's funny but it is. It turns a new almost dark comedy. With dustin hoffman. Running around at the end shooting everyone up and it feels like a tragedy a total loss of humanity. Here okay. you were standard thriller. Let's kill the bad guys and go on. It just loses all that juice. That was in that original one. So yeah this is more hollow. But it's not enough where it's at least those base thrills. Which is the problem. It's something stuck in between so it's a not recommend stewart. I will say this much arnie. It came close on some level in the beginning for the first half of this movie. I was like well. They're trying to do it on their own terms. They're trying to get their while commenting on other things. And yes. they're trying to fix some sajjan e or perceived misogyny. They're trying to fix the idea. That environment made these people who they are and they're not just savages because they're human. They tried to find a straw dogs. That would play in twenty eleven and for about half of this. I could go with it but truly once. We started to get into the jeremy. Kills the cheerleader thing. You could feel the wheels coming off. And the more that they tried to hugh to peckinpah the further they got away from whatever point they were trying to make and so no. I can't recommend this. But i don't hate it. It's more like a needed either. Be scarier i definitely think that it should have just been more extreme more of a lionsgate movie or you need better acting. You know you needed something that compared to performances we saw last week. Maybe then it could have been rob zombie halloween. I don't think this was ever going to be better. But it could have been interesting. It could have been what i asked for. It could have been a tweak in a twist on something that i love and instead it was sort of a half baked idea that worked until it didn't and by the end of it again the fact that you've thought that this climax was identical in thrills i can't even begin to contemplate.
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"The same david was asking them for is. If you're gonna come to my house. Showed me some respect. Just wander in and take a beer and now it's being thrown back at him if you're gonna come down and come to our church show some respect. Yeah and then come back on him. Dave is going to say thou shalt not covet night neighbor's wife. I thought that was pretty good too now. It felt like there was something going on. Like i felt like cards were roundtable. Charlie and david are more or less announcing knew each other. We don't like each other and amy's caught in the middle. It becomes increasingly so when amy jumps into the middle of the fray and tries to protect the simpleton jeremy from tom. Jeremy is going to say that. Tom's daughter is his girlfriend and she's giving him every indication that she is and drunk. James woods just don't have it look janice kinda got that character in the original like she was someone that was young trying to act more mature and go and do that whole kind of thing here. I don't know your head cheerleader. This is the best you could do. Yeah that is i agree. Why would this head cheerleader again. She seems to be in the mold. Of what amy was. Yes he was the head cheerleader and then she turned into a tv actress. Why would this girl be going after. A mentally incapacitated middle aged man. I think it's to piss off her father. I actually think it's less about him and getting sexual experience and attention and more about. Yeah i know that this is going to set off my dad. That is the conclusion i came to. I just wish things were clear in this again. Just some characters instead of characters. I agree this one did not make a whole lot of sense to me because it may be to piss off her dad and yes women due date men to piss off their fathers but it seems like she was legitimately into him to by the end. Yes the fact that she's not turning it into some carry style prank where he's going to be humiliated. She really wants to do him in the locker room. I didn't see that coming but again some women do that to get back at their dad's. Yeah it certainly works and yes. James woods is wailing on this guy. And amy jumps in the middle and david's her for that he doesn't want to get involved at this point. He wants to keep into himself and the conflict is basically. Don't socialize with these rooms. It hurts that they don't have the vietnam backdrop right. I get that. Football is violent and they're trying to say that that's part of this culture here and maybe people are quick to temper. And all of that. But i feel like we're missing that subjects from the last movie. Yeah and that's what i was saying like. You're going to remake this. Okay you gotta find some kind of context to put it in football being popular in the south. Okay you're gonna have to do a lot of legwork to make that work for me. I maybe kind of see it but that is the problem for me is trying to put it in to again. This is stuff that applies to now in america like there is kind of the civil war vibe going on where people not getting along to violence breaking out in our capitol buildings and yet this doesn't feel like any of that stuff were experiencing no because they kill flutie and they should've killed flutie like flutie made sense to last time. But why okay. Look i just had a fight over religion with this asshole from la so my immediate thought is. I'm going to run home real fast and strangle their cat in a noose what we do know that it is charlie. This time he will apologize for it. Yeah that does not make sense. He does not seem the type to kill the cat. And it wouldn't hurt david as much as it would hurt amy. So what's he trying to accomplish. It sets off her suspicions and we see kind of playing out as it did last movie. Her trying to guilt david into taking action. Instead of a man mantrap to set up. I think this is just a beer. Trap they're setting up in this one it is but why do that again like. I feel like that's definitely one you go to like. We weren't aren't gonna do bear traps. We aren't gonna hang kittens. We've got to come up with different kinds of shocks because the producers said hey straw dogs kittens hanging and bear traps. Put it in the script. I agree maybe. Laurie didn't have the room to do it but i feel like he could have made. The case will be crucified. If we redo those elements we have to come up equivalents. If he's saying a screenwriter knows binary is not working too hard to make changes. Yeah there's a balance maybe you do have to have the same basic characters the same scenarios in a new setting but you do not want do the bear trap thing exactly as it was done before. You don't want to kill the cat. This way going hunting. I guess that's fine. I mean that is part of the culture. They set that up in the first seeing the fact that david would be tricked. Go out and hunt a buck and you know alan behold does end up killing one. Yeah but again they try to make this more of a thriller. David almost get shot. And then it just seems like it's regular hunters that mistook him or something but like again the setup expectations for when i watched that original straw dogs which never happened. Just this moment of david sitting there on iraq looking foolish waiting for geese pop out of the bushes here. Just make this a dump thriller then but it seems like they can't do that. I'm kind of going with this thing. It's about the same to me. is the last one. I find it to be apples-to-apples. He kills the year and feels bad about it. Just like dustin hoffman killed the quail and feel bad about it. I'm not seeing these huge differences that you guys are seeing from last time. Yeah you're right. It's apples to apple. Flavor jolly ranchers. Maybe like one actually like apple flavor jolly ranchers better than apples. I knew you're going to say that the dried apples. Let's put it that way like with with no juice. No puffiness to them. I feel like you've taken everything interesting out. They've tried to put something here. But it's just not working whether that's because the studio wouldn't let lori do what he wanted to do or they just thought. Hey this is good enough for contemporary audiences. I just don't feel there's a richness to this one like there was the original. I think that the southern versus coastal works just as well as the us versus uk. I think that there is more. Strife between coastal versus southerners than there are between americans versus the english. And i'm along for the ride with us one again. I think scars guard is a better. Charlie in comes across as more sympathetic at times than whoever was the actor last time. Yeah i will agree with you on that one. Because i watched this one. I i'm like okay. Charlie is going to be a big character in the original. And i kept forgetting who charlie was in that one. He never really stuck out to me except when they needed him to and certain scenes but charlie feels like much more of a character in this remake or maybe he's just an actor that we've seen before so we pay attention to them. I mean i think that's the affected. I have scars. Guard is totally right for this. I guess he's okay. I guess all of them are okay. It's okay my struggle is that none of them are really nailing it part of why you couldn't do the slow. Boil building of tension. That i like so much and you have to cut through quicker and make it simpler and just connect the dots is. We're not getting the performances. We're not getting that tension. It's just not interesting to watch. These people play off each other. It's all feeling very tv movie. I'm fighting this crew. More interesting than the druze in the last film. And why do you think that is..
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"In general. The global box office is twelve million on a twenty five million dollar budget. How wow so this thing tanked and it tanked hard and the critics weren't kind ler even kind of knew it. He was a fan of the original. He knew he was setting himself up to failure. But just as someone that wanted to both give tribute to the original but also say there are things here that i'm uncomfortable with that. I would like to change. It was an experiment. He was willing to take anyways an experiment that blew up in his face and so yes. The fortieth anniversary of straw dogs came and went in if anybody saw straw dogs. They saw the nineteen seventy one version. Well at least he had something to say. Now give them that. You know a lot of times people come in with nothing to say with the reboot. I mean it's pretty much the same script word for word even when it doesn't make sense. I question how much he has to say. Interestingly enough about that i agree. I'll just go ahead and skip to. What i originally wrote is my review before i listened to the commentary. Track is boy. It would be really nice if he took some risks with this thing he did. He originally wrote a straw dogs version. That had different characters based on either the novel or the movie and it really went in different directions and his producer said you know. We're really trying to remake straw dogs. So why don't you make it straw dogs and when you producer tells you that they're telling you if you want the money you need to do what was done before so it wasn't a choice. Yeah the already photographed james marston with broken glasses to mimic that. Dustin hoffman poster right. I don't think that lorries impulse was. I'm gonna wax worse this. I'm going gusty and this. I'm going to redo this with just a you backdrop. I think he had a different notion on where to take the ideas of violence and how your environment shapes you small town versus outsider but the original version good or bad was rejected with the idea that he would instead. Follow more closely. What had been done in the movie again. I want to stress. They could've readapted that book but escaped lunatic. Yeah slasher movie. They decided to do. Peckinpah won't be so hard on lori. Then it sounded like he had some ideas but the studio just wouldn't let them do it. Yeah that's the way it came off to me. And so let's see what they wound up with. Arnie is there a need to give another plot summary or should we just go with last week mississippi instead of the uk. There you go. Yeah like i have done with a couple of remakes. Recently i did a copy and paste job here. There's a couple different names including actors different actors. That's the difference here. Forty years later different actors. Well there's a couple other differences screenwriter. David sumner played by james marsden and a screenwriter. This time screenwriter david. Sumner is working on a new script to focus on his work. David and his much younger actress wife. Amy played by kate bosworth retreat to the small rural mississippi town where she grew up. They stay in the abandoned house once owned by amy's father alone in the house. Amy and david get into several heated arguments. David isn't getting along much better with the countryside locals who looked down on the erudite urbanites screenwriter. There are also a bit jealous of his wife especially jealous. Is charlie benner. Amy's high boyfriend played by alexander skarsgard. It doesn't help that. Charlie is at their house every day. David hired charlie to fix the garage. Roof and charlie's doing the job with his rough and tumble friends. Norman bic and chris see totally different norman. Baking chris this time. Yeah there's no rat catcher who wears a fake news on this one yeah. There wasn't chris last time. But he's not catching rats. We're gonna suited dear instead of a goose. Very important differences. The more david tries to show each one of the boys like buying the group around drinks at the local pub. The maurice mocked someone even kills david's cat and hangs it in his bedroom closet in fact it seems the only person in town more hated than david. Is jeremy niles see. They changed his name. He's now jeremy. A mentally challenged town with a history of violence towards women played by dominic pursell. One afternoon charlie. And his crew invite david hunting with david in the wilderness. Charlie goes back to david's house and fox. Amy norman then comes in and rapes amy. When david gets home. Amy doesn't tell them of the sexual assaults. But insists david fire the crew. So they no longer come around a few days later while driving. Home in arguing with amy a distracted. David hits jeremy niles with their car. David takes the mentally challenged man back to their house to wait for medical help. The doctors don't come. Instead comes charlie and his crew along with coach tom. Hayden charlie's high school football coach. Who became the local drunk laid by james woods. David didn't know niles. Had just accidentally killed. Tom's young patient daughter janice now tom and the others have come to kill niles. David refuses to open the door. When sheriff john berger rise he shot and killed by. Tom having murdered one man. The crew begin a siege on david's house with various household implements david incapacitates or kills all of the attackers as credits roll. Guess i hear a lot of similarities but they hit you up right at the top. Read the very beginning of this movie. The biggest change is the first shot that is swamp land we are not in the moors of the uk. We are staying local. We're going down to the bayou mississippi blackwater mississippi beware of blackwater. Yeah not to be confused with george bush's favorite private security firm that he used the iraq war. I think there was some political ideas on that again. Laurie is someone very topically. Motivated and politically motivated. Oh blackwater was a bush thing. I was just thinking that man thing movie. Well i'm sure bush would love for you to figure. That was your first reference point. I think that is now playing. A nutshell blackwater. Ernie says man things to her goes with bush gang perfect representation of the show. I agree i agree. We're both become parodies ourselves. Besides i think now it was dark water at man. But yes what does it mean that we're in a rule south at his prideful and yes. We'll be teaching aggressive on the football field behaviors that will turn into rape and murder in the context of this movie. Is that good direction to go. I think it's interesting. I think is potentially offensive for people that are living in the south. I think it works better in twenty twenty one twenty eleven. The south is rising again. I might agree with that. Yeah i don't think it helps get rid of that image of coastal elitist hollywood looking down their noses at the south like this is cartoonish and that was the thing lori. Said he most didn't want no one dimensionality..
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"And don't you shrug alexander skarsgard. I've liked everything. I even liked him in the stand. Even though it wasn't a good version of the stand and he was underutilized. You saw that tarzan shit. I have not seen his tarzan. I didn't think so if i have. I didn't realize that was him. It was recently margot. Robbie did a tarzan a couple of years ago. Oh my god. I did see that it was awful okay. I've not liked him in everything. Margot robbie was an tarzan movie too. Yeah what year is this like five years ago. Maybe wow i know again. You don't even have to be in straw dogs to me. Forget like any remake can dislike into the ether. But i thought he was a great love to hate villain in true blood and james marston. Yeah you can pop them in the friends of arnie category really. I've seen him in so much. He's a comforting presence. Okay all right. Well if that's what it takes. I wasn't excited about this. Cast and i wasn't excited about this creative talent behind it. I think the biggest hiccup for me is writer director rod. Laurie who yeah. I looked up. Hadn't seen anything that he's done don't know who he is. Apparently he was a movie critic every little nightmare. Movie critic turned filmmaker. I don't know that he's m night crazy but he seemed to be the next aaron sorkin all of his projects have a political bent. He did one where the show commander in chief. It's about a female president. I actually liked that. I watched a few episodes of it. Didn't last long joan. Allen did i think a similar concept at the movies called the contender. He made one about deterrence and nuclear deterrence and again. If if it's about the white house and it's not west wing you might see. Radler is name on it okay. I could see you political in this film definitely but does he know what settled the is like. Are those films just obvious what is politics are. I haven't watched any of them. I say i'm not excited about him. It's not to say that i'm against him. There's nothing pro or con about this other than he didn't have any awards on his shelf. No one was calling him. A great visionary. So what's he gonna do with this. I did listen to the commentary on top of watching this and he claims. Dustin hoffman is the reason he was convinced to remake it that he was talking to dustin. Hoffman and hoffman. Was like you know. You don't have to swear allegiance to peckinpah. Keep in mind. This tried to get peckinpah. Fired is like just do your own thing. It's basically a western concept just adapted to how you see fit. It could work again. It's been forty years. This is how hoffman's going to drum up interest in so he gets his residuals and all that all plot perhaps. Perhaps there's a self serving quality of this. But i think it's true anything that's forty years old is fair game. There's a certain segment of the movie going audience. That will not go back. Straw dogs the original. No matter how good it is they will not go and watch a movie from nineteen seventy one so bring it back. Put it in a context that they can understand yes. This director did say that. He had a political agenda that there were things that he wanted to fix. And he used that word about the peckinpah version. He didn't think he could make it better but he thought he could correct. Some of the misogynistic over exaggerated elements that sort of marred. The original in his estimation. That's weird because i feel like that misogyny is part of what straw dogs is for better for worse that is part of the commentary going on so i don't know of cleaning that up is fixing it. Well what larry said specifically just to get to the point what he didn't like about what petkov version advocated was that being a man makes you inherently violent. He saw that he wanted to shape. This new one so that you are a product of your environment and that was the correct way to position all of the aggression and he also felt like while his words was bosworth. Wooden be subservient his. Amy wouldn't be subservient. Which i don't think is the right word. I don't think of the original. Amy being subservient per se. Well it was go. Get me my drink. Clean this house. I mean he was treating her like a servant. I think to say that she would not be enjoying the rape and would not be reduced to the complications. That have made that performance and that original movie so controversial so strip out all the complicated humanity again. This is why so cynical comes to remake it. Sounds like you're doing the exact opposite of what makes dogs great. You're trying to sanitize it. No i definitely think that you can have a movie. That embraces masculinity that doesn't have to be toxic masculinity. Yeah except again. I feel like. That's what straw dogs was about. And i'm open to it if you could show me another way. I'm open for but to be reacting against the violence like peckinpah was endorsing that like that was a triumphant moment. Feels like you might misunderstood that film. I do think it's a great idea not to go back to london. I was relieved. I had no idea what they were going to do for the conflict but the fact that they've decided to tell it as an american story and more of a cultural divide rather than an american abroad. I think really helps the deep south. You know. maybe you're going to say the problem is the environment. Maybe that's a slam against the south. Maybe you're heading into other controversies but why not try it out. Yeah if england wasn't up for that original straw dogs did anyone in the south. See this film and america. Because i feel like this depictions way worse. No one saw this movie..
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"Police will be here soon. Today we're discussing struggle. Starring james marsden. Kate bosworth alexander skarsgard dominic pursell and james woods directed by rob laurie. This is the now playing co host who always counts his for open binary. Still arnie stewart. And this is the co host is too good for god jacob. I don't know why there's a line about binary in this film. It doesn't make any sense stewart. You hung out in. Hollywood screenwriters often discussed by larry numbers. I never discussed binary numbers no but we do discuss. Straw dogs it. Most people agree. It is a movie worth seeing. All three of us agreed on that. I never heard anything positive. You would think that. I would want to line up. And see the fortieth anniversary reboot. I'm not opposed to it. I'm going to put it out there. That i think it is possible to make a good movie twice but never heard anything. Good disappeared from theaters. Really fast and i just kind of forgot it ever happened. Yeah i remember seeing the trailers for this. And i guess i'm just more cynical than you start. Yes remake can impress me. They could be as good or even better than the original. Especially if it's going to be based on something that is deemed by many classic like that's an upward battle for me. You gotta prove yourself you got to really bring it so yeah. There's no way we're going to see this. And then i never heard about it like no one talked about it. It just disappeared. Forgivable is certainly the word would use for it as with so many remakes of the late 'oughts in early teens. I mean we've remade a ton of films and sometimes you'll listen to me. I'll be like. Oh yeah they rebooted that. Or i could bring some up like the fog and people will be like oh shit. They did make a new fog. Yeah they're just sort of they come and then they evaporate. It doesn't hurt the original. The good news is it never leaves a mark you never think of. The original is being diminished. You don't remember them doing this and it should be said. They remade straw dogs three years after straw dogs. I found this out looking at imdb. I was like oh shit. Do we need to add. This unofficially. Didn't pay for the rights to the book. But supposedly the turkish film eagle's nest or eagles house is a nineteen seventy four redo of straw dogs. And i did. I spot check it. I didn't watch the whole film. But i kinda like. It's on youtube. It's a foreign film. Yes interestingly enough. They transpose it to cypress which is a country at war with itself because half the population is greek and half. The population is turkish. And they bring that into the equation. It's about a turkish man that brings a european woman back to his hometown to meet his mother before she gets married and converts to being a muslim and the greeks don't like that and cat gets killed. Village simpleton hangs out at their house. there's a bear trap a lot of familiar things. The only difference is is not dustin. Hoffman running around the mother-in-law that's got like an accident takes an accident. Guys face sounds delightful. It's kind of you know what it's not good but there's something about the fact that it was suddenly about like a persecuted muslim angle. That made it interesting and a low budget. Turkish quality like i might go to youtube define. It's worth spot checking and watching. I would watch every two minutes. And then i'd skip ahead ten minutes in watch the next two minutes and i would just say it opened my eyes again to the possibility that you can take what was done in one thousand nine hundred ninety one and basically redo it again in a different context and up with something interesting. Maybe it's not great. Maybe it's not even good but if it's interesting good enough for me and i think that's kind of what i was saying at the end of the last straw dogs review okay. You're gonna remake this. You're going to have to find an interesting context to put it in. Nineteen seventy one. I think that makes that film as the context in the time it's taking place in the commentary. That's going on but i wanted to give this film this remake this two thousand eleven one that no one ever talks about a remembers. I wanted to give it a fair shake. Did something different in my viewings. This time i watched this before. I revisited. the nineteen seventy one straw dogs. Oh because i haven't seen that one like fifteen years. It wasn't fresh in my mind right right like we talked about that with the girl in the dragon tattoo. If i saw that one i would. I been into it a little bit more even though i rhyme ended at ball so i wanted to give this one the cleanest viewing it with just faint. Memories of the original. One side actually watched this before. I watched the original nice. Yes so it's fresh eyes and if it works at work so there's no bias or less by going on at least that's awesome. I'm glad you did that. I actually was excited for this in twenty eleven. Because i'd been considering rerouting the old straw dogs for a few years. I'd just i had vague memories of it. It was something we were doing now. Playing regularly and i believe stewart would bring that movie up on the air off the air and it just got in my head. I'm like i need to watch that movie. Then they did a remake. And i'm looking at the cast and i was really into the early seasons true blood. Got alexander skarsgard in this thing. We got cyclops. James marsden in here and then drake from laid three dominic pursell. Yeah these are some really great star. The comic book stars you love to see again and again. I don't even think these are friends of arnie people like you know. And don't you shrug alexander skarsgard. I've liked everything. I even liked him in the stand. Even though it wasn't a good version of the stand and he was underutilized..
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"But i don't know maybe sequel and we know there's not going to be a sequel all these many years later never say never cgi. I'd love to see you know. Crossover straw dogs and meet the fox we find out. Mr falker was sky. Geez but yet david. Ever the mathematician. He's like counting up the bodies. I got them all. And i do think it's interesting. He's like jesus. I got them all. It does feel like again getting back to that religious conversation. He had earlier but no he didn't get them all because it is the one that attacks them at the end is this the one that he's strapped to the window. No and then got cut free okay. This is a different one. That was norman. Runaway is always been in the background. He was the one you'd least likely to pay attention to. He didn't even work on the roof. He just picked him up. He was the guy that drove the truck and at one point. Try to flag the guy so that he you know. David almost drove into a tractor because of him but overall he was kind of peripheral. And it's funny that he's the the big bad the final battle here. He's like stepping on david's back on the stairs like breaking it and look. My reading is amy's really hesitating to pull the trigger like she's like. Maybe i don't need david here. She is Either that or is it that she's scared of killing someone herself. Everybody else has embraced violence but she has not yet. She didn't have to do anything. I mean even when henry. What after her david came and saved her. She hasn't had to actually make the choice to hurt someone until this moment. Yeah did think in freudian sexual imagery. Dave is used the trap which kind of looks like a vagina. And she's the one with the phallus. She's the one having to become the man. He became the woman flipping of the roles but he also had the hot oil. Which i thought was ingenious. I love oiling. oil idea. I later found out that this was actually an inspiration for part of home alone. Sure you can see it. A little less savage macaulay version but yeah some of the pranks kind of have that home alone quality. Thank god i'm not laughing can honestly say joining it in the same way. I just can't wait till we reach the home. Loan section of our home invasions series. We almost did it. Maybe we will waiting for that six movies. The problem yeah. I i'm not laughing or getting thrills off of this. You know revenge. Getting back at these awful is and i feel like after amy shoots railway like there's a real look at contempt on dustin hoffman's face like why did you take so long like did you really want to shoot me. Like i feel like even though she saved them. This marriage is over at this point like he. There's not an embrace. The just the look on his face. Don't know maybe. I'm reading into it but if feels like what took so long woman. Oh yeah this is over between them. I think and he didn't listen to her. He slapped her around. She didn't shoot fast enough. I can't see this having a happy ending the happiest ending the fact that they get out of this marriage and usually in hollywood film you save each other. Yeah you know the whole the ending of speed these intense situations make you fall in love and that is what we typically see in action films and adventure films ear. Now you participate in violence and destroy your marriage. I mean he leaves her there. He's gonna take enron back to town. He drives off within reach screw or that with the metaphorical line. That he can't find home. They don't know where they're going. They're tail lights heading into darkness. Certainly there's metaphor in that. Yes believe it or not. This is the happy ending though. This is a happy ending. The original ending bleaker bleaker. So what would have happened. Was they killed everyone just as you saw and thought it was all over and they were going to the front door and here comes bobbi. And all the children of the village to lynch them and while bunch ends in a famous freeze frame right before major characters die. This would also be the same freeze frame. And you wouldn't know whether dustin and susan george were gonna be the next bodies to fall this one at least. I think it's right to center on the message that america has lost. Its place in the world you know. We thought were the cowboy. Dustin hoffman is the intellectual that now is the violent sadist fighting foreign lands for unjust causes. It brings us back to vietnam brings us back to the violence of the day. It's probably better than having children of the corn but is this movie better than children of the corn jacobs tours. You recommend straw dogs jacob. Obviously it's better than children the corn but no what draws me to this film and again. It's hard to watch. it's one. I watched once and never planned on watching again because yeah i have a small category films. I think reality like good films but too intense. Like don't want to go through that again but i'm glad i did because yeah the first time i watched it. I'm expecting that home invasion story. That's that's all. I really knew about it. And there's some tough rape scenes and but all the character work okay. Let's let's get to the home invasion like that that was kind of mindset watching it. This time i found it. You know i. It's three quarters interesting. Character studies to me and then it erupts in violence and sure this roszak test. I probably says more about me than this movie is saying that. Yeah i read into this film that this is about the fragile nature of humanity out quick are to go to violence and it doesn't matter how much you understand about computers or radiation or even god violences are nature. And that's that's the dark path for civilization. But i think this film does a really good job at making. That point in art doesn't always like to give us comforting answers like that. That's something. I found fascinating in all kinds of art is yes sometimes. I really like something even though it's got a really dark uncomfortable message. That doesn't send me off to bed with sweet dreams like this film is not going to do that for you but i think it's important still i again because of the way it goes about showing everyone collapsing into the same. The fault of violence. It's got a very dark message but peckinpah. I liked the way this is shot. I like the way yes. It's rough because it's the seventies. But i like how chaotic against when after the rape scene and we're getting all the ptsd and flashbacks and just yeah the screeching and everything going on. It feels like that oil is boiling and just getting ready to explode. And so yeah. I think this is a great film and you should watch it at least once recommend stewart. Yeah when hoffman is asked about the film he always ask people to think of it. In terms of classic western. That's what peckinpah made. He just transplant that to the uk. Don't call a spaghetti western. Maybe call it a bangers mash western. But that's what this thing is. When susan george gets asked about this film she describes it as the drama is a love story. You're watching two people. Try and work their relationship out. I would also throw out that..
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"He was very dismissive and awful. Soa should have been able to get her in. The space of david was treating her. She had basically almost threatened to walk off the set. If he didn't let her act what she basically her gambit was. I don't know how you're going to film this. But i would like for you to stay on my face. I want you to see through my face and my reactions everything. The audience needs to know if the idea is that starts out as assault and then she consents and gives into that. I want that to come through and my voice in my eyes and my facial expressions. And and what i do with my hands and i think he had something else entirely in mind and was mad that she had essentially hijacked shoot so things. Were very very tense. I will say the film is better for hijacking than because this is why. I don't like to watch this film over and over like stuart. This is why it also sticks in my mind. The scene of when norman goes about doing his thing just yes holding that camera on her face in the look on her face meeting will have to be confronted with that pain and and just everything is. It's very difficult for me to watch. It's easy to imagine that this woman might think that this is a good idea. It's horrible to think that this is a message that many young men could taken to consideration that when women say no they really mean yes and that seems to be the crux of why the scene remain so hot button is for some people. This will always be an invitation to rape and two other people. It's just a character moment. It's about this woman deciding. She'd rather go home again. Yeah it's i find it an ugly scene. No sure who would disagree. And i do find the charlie bit uglier than when the other guy comes in and then charlie kind of helps holder down. It was like that is the confusing part. It's only in the unrated cut. You wouldn't see that. And i'd never seen the unrated cut before so i was really blown away. I had forgotten that. Norman even came in like i didn't remember there was a second attacker and that yes. It suddenly went from being sexual assault from someone that she knew and kind of used to like to sexual assault with someone that she was repulsed. By the fact. That charlie i think he's shocked the way it plays to me is. Charlie is so shocked and he's being held at gunpoint. It should be add. Yeah that he just kind of goes along with it because he didn't know that this was going to happen in a sense. He's been assaulted two. Obviously not in the same way he will ultimately make this right in the end. When norman comes to sexually assault amy again he will not be a glad participant but yes uncomfortable. Yes god damn it. I hope you are. I hope that nobody is sitting there giggling or enjoying it or you know like i can't think of a screen rape that is more challenging quite frankly because of what it asked us to consider and because it's going to play hot button with the fact that amy kind of wants it. At least from charlie. I find last house on the left far more brutal and hard to watch because that feels more realistic rape with the kidnapping and the subject to abuse realistic. The comedy but the rape scene stewart. Not the movie overall but the rape scene but the leave in your acting like but just that moment okay but the lead in has been these are hilarious yokels and then all of a sudden expected to be horrified for these women who haven't been characters at all but the rape does go on for like twenty minutes in that movie to look uncomfortable anytime i think rape scene that i've ever thinking. Oh boy this is fun to watch robin hood. Prince of thieves people really laugh at that. Attempted rape wow. I don't remember that. I don't even remember that was in that movie. But cock orange took the gambit of. We're gonna do singing in the rain and make it sort of a comedy bit. And it ain't funny like i mean every time it should be queasy and nauseating and i won't split hairs. There are always gross but this is a more complicated circumstance because we've been asked to think of the characters in a different way and i do feel like again. It goes throughout this movie. But as we get into the seventies and you know vietnam hasn't quite broken out at this point. But i think you know you just look at post world war two with the soviet union and and just all these different alliances i. It just gets muddy and tricky. And we're gonna support these awful regimes just because the enemy. My enemy is my friend. Like i feel like you get all that muddiness into home invasion film with this. Where yeah you're my rapist. But you're also an old flame. And maybe i like it by the end and i'm going to defend my house to protect a child murderer like just nothing is clear in this film. It is all all just mud yet. To put it bluntly. I don't think the movie ever takes the position of the person. You should endorse everyone. Here makes huge failings. Everyone makes huge mistakes that makes them difficult to be. Air quotes likable. I don't think there's a likable character in this movie. It's not about liking them and then wanting them to go and cut off somebody's dick or stab somebody in the eyeball like so many of these movies are. It's not going to allow you to feel good when they get vengeance. It's about feeling bad all the time and yeah. This movie really starts feeling bad as we go to church and we just keep getting flashbacks and cuts back to that rape and you could tell. That's all that's on your mind because we just keep going back to that with these little flashes. We're trying to seeing in have dinner at this church meeting. Yeah but she never tells her husband about any of this. She's not with him anymore again. It's almost questionable. How she chosen to be with charlie. I think here's the weird thing. If norman manhattan come in there she might already cleared out. She might not have been home when david got home like she might have been saying. I'm done being married to a nerdy mathematician. I want my rugged manly man and that could be where she's at now. Things are just weird but there's no way that she's going to lean on david for support. Yeah you see how she attacks david when he comes back from that hunting trip like she is rightfully so like vicious. He's been brutalized in assaulted. And like she just really goes after him. Well then he makes that statement. And i mean it's just perfectly and how just done during his thought processes. He's like charlie. Norman really stuck it to me in the more. You don't even know what the fuck you're talking about dude. And that's how she's feeling again. The reason why she doesn't tell him he's goes. She's not on his side and we will see even in the climax that she's going to have difficulty citing an allegiance. Oh yeah but she also says she calls him a coward but chelsom calls herself a coward. And maybe that's going back to not coming to david and talking about the rapes and maybe going to the major. This police figure in this town. And i again in the seventies. How much did that get reported. It was a different time but yet she's even admitting to herself that she's not willing to stand up by calling herself. Coward funding fact the major. You pointed out. We haven't really discussed him. He's walking around the movie. I've always been like. Why is he his arms in a cast. His arms and asleep. I noticed that at the end. Yeah what's that about well. Apparently sam peckinpah woke him up in the middle of the night and it was like let's go drinking and like this was again. Why peckinpah almost was fired from the shoot is so often. The party never ended in. This guy broke his arm either during a bar brawl or because he fell here. I've heard different stories but essentially this is the kind of chaos. That's going on all the time. You'll also notice that david warner who's playing the simpleton is with a cane. He had just had a drinking binge where he broke both his feet and wasn't even sure he could walk again. And sam peckinpah was like goddamn it. You're gonna get up and do this guy being and scared him basically into learning to walk again. Great physical therapist. Maybe that was his real calling..
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"Vicar where you know. He doesn't believe in god and you know but the catholic replies are scientists responsible for the nuclear bomb. And you know. I it really getting into how fragile society is and i. I think this movie really catchers that idea that civilization. It's it really is just like kind of a fluke that that we're able to do all this because we have awful natures. And and i think this film doesn't effective job at displaying all those different aspects and such deep resentment again in the same way that amy and david seemed to love and resent each other vickers happy to take the money right like we need a donation inviting himself over supposedly to be friendly. But really it's like handout. We give me that wada. Cash in your pocket. He's happy to say. Don't you feel responsible for radiation. You people are the ones that created the bomb and david comes back with and you people are the ones that talk about. Christ and and kill people in his name with bloodshed and so responsibility becomes a big word in the second half of this narrative who's responsible and where those boundaries are becomes very sticky scenario. Which arnie. i don't think it's predictable where this would go. If you're seeing this the first time you could imagine that it would go bad. You could imagine that women are going to be assaulted. but. I don't think that you would imagine that david would end up defending henry. I know it'll ended physical confrontation. I didn't see david defending henry. The first time. I saw this movie. I remembered that coming back the second time but i knew it would end in violence. It's dustin hoffman with broken glasses on the cover. Yeah well. I didn't even see that cover. I think when it was vhs. When stewart in high saw back in the day he just brought a tape. I didn't know what i was in for. I gotta imagine iconic imagery of this do they have like some more wrote movie poster for this like we're david's embracing amy like holding a gun to defend her. I did see some foreign ones where they actually drew. A straw dog was a little bit wizard of oz. Flying monkey and scarecrow at this time. Didn't really where. But yeah. I mean i guess all i would say if you're feeling like the vice is tightening and you know things are going to go bad. That should be what you want right. That is as an audience member. What you're here for is to watch that. Tragic downfall is to watch things break. That is i think the twisted desire of the audience. And i think if you're going in and we started this off talking about home invasion movies this so far has been more or less a character studied to me. It's it's when cat start getting hung in the closet and that's when it starts feeling maybe more home invasion. So might you know if that's what you're going in looking for it's gonna take a little while to get there so who hung the pussy. They never reveal it. There is a fan theory and it's interesting. I'd never thought about it. But i read about it this morning. David did it right. David is throwing grapefruits and tomatoes. And it's kind of mean to that cat and you know she's always looking for it. Maybe he's bugging him in the office and so he lets it outside there. Are some people believe that. It's david in his first offscreen. Snap that hung that catch and then doesn't want to admit when he opens the closet door. I don't know if i buy it but interesting. Yeah i don't buy that. I remember the scene where he's throwing fruit at it and i'm like okay. This is early on telling us there's something uncivilized about this intellectual like. I thought that was a nice little touch there but no i don't think he come the cat. I would believe he'd kill the cat. I don't believe he'd hang the cat in his own closet to then later pretend to find. He acts way to surprise. He's like totally shuts down. He can't even say anything. He sits down has to point at the closet so amy has to go see it like you can't even talk about it. That doesn't seem like reaction someone who actually did it. No he turns into raven dab it like who just put the baby and the bathwater. i mean. he's like definitely channeling raisman here and and she of course naturally is accusatory. It's gotta be norman. Or it's gotta be chris and i want basically. The implication is certainly by the traditional gender roles. The man of the house would need to go and confront these men that show up the next morning and say hey what the hell now. You want me to say positive things about the movie. I will say this. I also identify with david. I'm not the most handy person with hammers and nails. I usually hire contractors to do work on the house. I'm not that knowledgeable. And sometimes i don't necessarily fit in with the vibe and the conversation of some of those people who work around my house not a lot of marvel star wars talk with the construction workers surprisingly these days more than these days a lot but ten years ago. Not so much No i get what you're saying though. I had a job where i did. Office stuff like reporting an analysis but it was with construction crew so it was just. I always just kinda sat my you because there's always awkward conversations unless i needed some advice like my dryer stopped working. What should i do. And then they give me great advice. It'd work. I'd be able to fix it on my own. But yes not normally the type of people i'd get along with just different interests and then i had a contractor who was doing a real job on my house about a decade ago and i had to confront this person repeatedly and eventually fire this and i'm not good with direct confrontation. I got a lawyer to tell my employer. I quit my job because i didn't wanna face my employer and say i quit so i understand where david's coming from and if i had to confront somebody because they killed a cat i didn't like i understand. His hesitancy and his reluctance is deciding to find ways to game. It bring it up instead of bringing it up directly. I completely understand where he's coming from in this entire situation and i understand why amy's frustrated as hell about it. Oh yeah no. I can empathize david because look hashtag. Not all women. But i've been with amy's where it's like. Hey you're the man you gotta go deal with this. The most confrontational way. I don't have to do that. Because i'm a woman and they're not going to do anything against me but you're the man go do this. I'm like i don't want to confront like four people and get in a fight. That's that's awful for me like but again muddy human nature that does happen where yeah prove your man stand up for me stand up for our cat and go take care of this right and so his solution is he like. I'll just go and ask it. They've seen the cat. Which i think is that's a pretty good..
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"David is played by hoffman. Like nicholson if that's who they went with like. I don't know seems kind of tough guy like he. He seems threatening hoffman. He never seems threatening to he tried to stop. Whatever monkey outbreaks there are. He's never gonna seem like the tough guy god outbreak. I'll say this. I do feel that. This movie plays a bit with stereotypical. Anti-semitism because hoffman is jewish. And i think a lot of the things that they dislike about him. Are you know stereotypical jewish traits. Nab ish nece conflict avoidance intellectualism. I feel like that. It's a lot of catholics attacking. The ju i never had a religious reading of that to me. It was rural versus the elitist. The intellectual and american. There's a lot of cultural difference. But you're right probably. I don't think gave it as an atheist. Certainly when he talks later about god. I don't believe that he is a devout jew. But yes no but you name him. David star of david. I mean not every david is you wish but i hear what you're saying. It is definitely a reading that you could have in because we know that about offman. It's very easy to put that in there. We wouldn't have been as quick to do that. With nicholson and he threw his inability to state. What he wants ends up inviting this man that he doesn't want anywhere near his wife. He knows that there is obviously some some history between charlie and an but he can't stop himself from saying. Oh you're a friend and come help finish my barn. You can repair the roof and he's already hired people to repair the roof. Contractor would feel game home one day and said that the contractor. Oh yeah. I've hired these other people on my own to help you. I don't know how many contracts actually going on here feels like yeah. We'll hire some of the local help and they're taking a long time. So let's get a couple more guys right when we see these guys at he's got like i mean like one of them basically confesses a criminal. That's been you know ten months in jail and his freshly out happy to get any work and the other guy is a rat man. It has this really like gets under your skin. Gay goal and talks about loving you know vermin and rodents more than people. I couldn't tell if he was there to kill rats or work on the garage. I think it goes hand in hand. I imagined as barn because it doesn't have a roof because it is you know the country probably has a big rap problem but yeah he's always hanging out on the roof a hammer in hand. But you know. These guys aren't working very hard. it becomes pretty clear. They're pretty lax and they definitely are more focused on the pretty blonde local than they are on their work and any kind of giving it back like it should be said that she is not happy to be ignored. What seems to be her central conflict. Is i think this marriage was in trouble already in the states and we can speculate as to why that might be but she was hoping by having him here on his own turf that she could maybe have the upper hand change. The power dynamic not feel always out of her element and instead she's just ignored. She will do everything she can to try. And be as interesting to david as his computations and he will never really want to look at her. Their relationship is very odd to me because when they're driving up she's like trying to get in his pants in the car and i'm thinking okay. They're very much in love and lust with each other but then it gets the house. It's a little standoffish. We'll really gets me. Is she fucks with his equations on the chalkboard. And i'm like that's just not right. You don't do that. I'd be mad at her for that. Yeah but the the point is do you notice your equations more than me. Will you catch that little chain from the plus to the mine assign yeah. She's attention seeking and does that make her fourteen years old. well again. The actress is only twenty and how they might have met. It feels impulsive. However they got together it seems to be like they they did it fast and she maybe regretting it. Now david pick amy so you get a whatever. The equivalent of a green card is and the uk to get this well again. Why are they here. Another thing to get said and this is very relevant to the time period. You may not catch it watching this film now. But in nineteen seventy one. America's seen as like a nightmare. A place where these englishman are saying. You can't walk down the street because there's all this rioting and killing and stabbing black people are being oppressed fifty years later. Nothing has changed. Maybe not but david is like yeah. I mean like he has a little joke but they asked him if he ever seen anything like that. He's only in between commercials. It's always on the tv. He knows that certainly if he's a mathematician working at a university he is dealing with counterculture protests. Violence kent state students were famously gunned. Down the belltower austin taxes. Campuses were seen as a battleground because vietnam because a racial injustice. His solution for that is to run away. I'm going to hide in my study. I'm going to think about the stars and the cosmos abstract things and have nothing to do with the real world and that may mean also cutting out my new wife. Who's pretty who i notice. Sometimes when i'm going to bed after stimulate my body by jumping rope. But most of the time i just wanna think i gotta ask about jumping rope and counting in binary quicker to do to count one hundred binary. I thought. That's like a whole string of numbers for each number of zeros and ones. Yeah one hundred. You can't even get to one hundred and binary it goes to four eight sixteen thirty to sixty four one hundred twenty eight so either. Did one hundred. Twenty eight jumping jacks or. He did sixty four jumping.
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"Charlie's uncle tom the local drunk. David didn't know niles. Had just accidentally killed tom's young flirtatious daughter. Janice now tom and the others have come to kill niles. Despite amy telling david let them have niles. David refuses to open the door. When the magistrate major john scott arrives he shot and killed while trying to take. Tom's gun having murdered one man. The crew began a siege. David's house with various household implements david incapacitates or kills most of the attackers and the final one is shot dead by amy and david drives niles back to town as credits roll and as credit start a surprise. You didn't ask. What is a straw dog. We will see that. That is the title of this movie. We will get out of focus shots of kids doing ring around the rosie around the dog but is he a straw dog is it. I research this look. It up isn't really a like a chinese. Celebratory like figurine. That's used for some kind of celebration. Like that is all the definitions. I found of straw dogs. That's what it says on wikipedia but that is not what my research dug up. Apparently what they did was again. I want to remind you. This book was called the siege of crunchers farm. They we're going to go with that. They pulled audiences and the problem was the cards. Came back saying is it a western. Is it a world war two movie. They knew they needed something different. And so peckinpah just was like reading some lousy do you. The famous author of the dow ditching and he found a passage. The basically said heaven is ruthless. People it treats them like straw dogs. I don't know how that translation actually comes about. I read the passage. It wouldn't have stood out to me. Is the perfect title for this movie but nobody at the studio had a better idea so it stayed but then again if it saying that heaven treats people like straw dogs it could be going back to jacobs definition. I think you know keep in mind like this is pretty influential. I think the reason why tarantino called his first film reservoir dogs is it just kind of connotates something sinister. I mean you say straw. Gues actually for a while. I used to think they were like paper tigers but know it makes you get creative imaginative. What could be a straw. Yeah i think of straw something out in the country dogs. Yeah these matz running around a farm. I don't know it connotates rule environments. You're right farms and country and anytime you're using dogs. I think of bad behavior right. Animalistic primal nasty savage behavior. That's what i'm expecting to see. And the one thing this thing was oscar nominated for. I do not get but this horrid electronic score at the beginning day thought this was great. I kinda liked it. I thought it was moody. Yeah i kinda get into but yeah oscar. Winning that didn't cross my mind nominated didn't win. Okay nominated that. You've crossed my mind either. The synthesizer was relatively new. So i do feel like if you had it in there. That was like ooh novelty. But i don't know. I don't love this score. That's one thing about this movie. That could stand some improvement. My question is and i do love film that just throws you in the middle and you got to figure out what's going on and probably goes back to my love that original star wars film just like here you are in a battle and figure it out but why are they just buying a mantrap. It's not even a bear trap in this. It's a man trap like that. Is the opening scene. Limb buying a giant trap my memory was it was a bear trap. They call it a man trap though. It's huge the it is. This is what research will do for you. This is a real thing. It is very different from a bear trap if you have people poaching on your fields and you want them to stop you go by a man trap and they get caught in this scary device. I liked countries where that's actually allowed in the us. You would be sued. Even though they were robbing you you would be sued for maiming. Them not in texas. You're allowed to defend your home in texas. I didn't they not even robbing you. They're they're new in the sense that they're killing animals on your land. I mean poaching is simply hunting on someone's private property and i get the symbolism i get where it's going and it's going to become a literal thing they use at the end. Oh it's checkoffs mantrap. Yeah it just feels like a weird antique to go shot when i think of antiques. Man traps well again it. She's the one that got this. She is a mantrap. Yeah here's this woman. Walking down yes wearing a tight sweater with. No bra proudly smiling at everyone while children are dragging this cumbersome device behind her. Yeah i think that this movie will have some blunt sexual imagery and men hunt further. Pray women seduce women lure you into traps and we're supposed to think that. Yeah amy is. This is her way of hunting. She wants all eyes on her literally. The first shot of her is is her chest and obviously brawlers. Like that is your introduction to. Amy and this is a little ahead of the game. I mean farah. Fawcett would really push that boundary in the late seventies on television but early seventies. Yeah she is definitely putting that forward and so much. Younger than dustin hoffman. In this movie i think i looked it up. And there's what thirteen years between them right and it was part of the reason. Why hoffman wanted her fired he just felt like maybe he thought it would badly on him. They would accuse him of lolita syndrome or something he couldn't rectify that you know academic man would have a wife that he didn't intellectually respect to which i scoff. Invite you yeah. Isn't that the whole point of the film. Yeah i actually feel like that's a much more common than the other way around but yes for whatever. Reason hoffman wanted an actress that would have been closer to his age and was uncomfortable with a twenty year old. In this part it was peckinpah specifically. I think he dated younger women when he could date..
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"This is plan goes to always counts. Jump rope in binary arnie insert. And this jacob the co host to field closer to rats them people these days rats are cleaner eight. Spread no play. They're looking at us and laughing so welcome to straw dogs. Because that is tying into our current reviews how steuer why are we reviewing nine thousand nine hundred seventy one sam peckinpah fill well for one. It's the fiftieth anniversary at anniversary. Nice to celebrate. This is the movie that invented or at least co invented. The home invasion films. Maybe you could argue clockwork orange and last house on the left came out the same year contributed as well all of those films. You know they have a certain element about someone trying to get into your house and then something happening you that makes you kind of enjoy the sadism and giving it back but this is the one that really focuses on the house the break in. And that's what. I would argue the blueprint for a genre that i really love home. Invasion movies are some of the scariest to me. Maybe in part. Because we've all been spending too much time at home. The last two years but also because i briefly was a victim of a home invasion about twenty years ago when i was living in a small chicago apartment. I always lock my front door but the back led down to the laundry room. I figured it's closed. What's the big deal. I was home. I was reading. I was enjoying life. And i'll never forget the sound. The doorknob turned it open. Civil was coming in with a wrench. I saw them three seconds before they saw me. Did you grab your bear trap. I well that was it. I think every time. I watched one of these movies. I'm like what would have happened if he had rushed me like. Fortunately i didn't have to do wrench no craziness. All i did was scream and that was enough man turned and ran. Turns out homeless. People had broken. And we're living in my laundry room in the basement of the cops cleaned them up but yeah. I always think about that moment. Whenever i'm watching any of these we've covered purge now panic room high-tension assault on precinct thirteen. There's always an element that i can draw from my own life. It's it's the scariest because it's also the most real genre. And because i love that genre we needed something for silver level all donation. We are covering the latest will use the word classics in the home invasion genre. The films of the last fifteen years. That have gotten the most acclaim the most buzz. Maybe the most blood were kicking off this friday with don't breathe followed by the sequel next week. It just seemed Nice to have a book end where we're starting with the beginning here before leaping to where the genre is in twenty twenty one and i've seen this movie once before with you. Stuart says i know this is a movie you've loved and you during one of our movie watching times where we're each picking something i think i might have picked hellraiser seven and you picked straw double feature. I don't have any memory of that. I don't have any. I remember hellraiser seven. I remember always watching hellraiser clive barker with you. But i don't necessarily remember sharing strong odds with you. Did you like it. I remember thinking it was okay but not being nearly as hot on it as you were so i hadn't come back you know. I had thought about it because that was in the nineties. We watched it. And i thought about going back because i hadn't seen it in a long time. And then the reboot came out. And so i'm like. I'll watch the reboot and remembered the first one and so i've seen each of these once before this review. I've never seen that remake. I've seen this one once. Sometime between time has no meaning anymore between now in college which to me is a couple of years. But it's much more than that is probably fifteen years ago actually saw this. But this is like you know. It's like schindler's list requiem for a dream good films. I don't wanna see him a lot. Though they're hard films to watch and that is my memory of this nineteen seventy-one straw dogs is great film. Never want to see it again because it's so hard to watch how funny because this is actually a tradition in my life. I've moved into a new place. And i've done it now five or six times. This is how you chris in your new home. I absolutely will kristen my new home with a watching straw dogs. I guess that's morbid. Maybe i still got ptsd. But i do think about all the ways they could get in and again this to me is the granddaddy of them. All maybe the best. I don't know that was my curiosity coming back. This is straw dogs just the originator or is it still the master of the genre. I don't know it had been a while. Since i've moved over four years so it's been a while since i've seen this movie and i have never seen the remake so an opportunity there but do want put out there Trigger warning for those that. Maybe don't know what they're getting into. This movie is notorious and for many years was banned from home video in the uk because it has a really nasty icky rape. I'm guessing jacob. That's part of the reason why you don't like to return. Yeah it is the hardest rape that i've ever seen. Nfl like to watch. Even though it's not that graphic we'll talk about it but like there's something so real about it it just uh did do not feel good afterwards seeing harder than last house on the left..
"straw" Discussed on Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast
"Experts increasingly concerned about a pervasive expanding network of ai powered cameras that can be leveraged by both private residents and law enforcement. And here's a quote from Dave mass director of variations at eff he told motherboard quote ale pr and this is automatic license plate reading l. Pr is a mass surveillance technology. It does not discriminate between people who are involved in crimes and people who are innocent just collects data on everyone with the assumption that maybe one day you might commit a crime unquote such a system like others before it brings up questions. Is it biased. In how and where hardwares placed is the technology disproportionately us against cars belonging to black people and other people of color is the data. Eventually abused and here. We have a quote from chris Gillyard a research fellow with the technology and social change research project at harvard kennedy school's sharpton center and he says quote. My concern much as with the ring. Is that these technologies enable a massively expanded surveillance network that in most cases has little to no oversight or accountability. On top of that. I worry it creates another vector for neighborhoods and by extension law enforcement to surveil black folks who are just going about their business. We saw this recently when the lapd requested ring video footage of black lives matter protesters unquote and here's a quote from wessler who we have had on the show. He's with the aclu. And he says quote as the supreme court has repeatedly explained police access to everyone's electrically collected location history raises serious privacy concerns license plate. Readers can create precise record of where we go and win in overtime can reveal a wealth of sensitive information about our lies. It has no comfort when these devices are being deployed and supposedly piecemeal fashion by scattered private users by providing police with an internet platform to easily stitch together information from dozens or hundreds of license plate readers without getting a search warrant from a judge. Companies like flock threatened to enable pervasive tracking of our activities and movements unquote. The hardware can be connected to the national crime information center or the nci c. which automatically alerts law enforcement when the camera detect someone in that database. The nci includes information on stolen vehicles immigration. Violators missing persons sex offenders. Gang members and more flock pushes an average of one hundred and twenty hot list notifications every hour. According to its marketing material with these lists police have wide. Latitude use flocked for whatever is legally permissible in their own fiction. The county of san diego document which must have been referred to part cut out also says police departments can upload their own custom. Hot lists in a spreadsheet. Now this is a really really long story and there's a lot more to it. We'll put a link in the show notes to this. As i'm going to be doing for all articles that i read going forward so you can always go back and see the original. Because in many cases. I edit these or cut them short. This particular article was huge. But this is certainly enough to give you an idea of what's going on and why it's important. It used to be that your license plates were red and other places like going through a toll booth out sometimes automated toll booth and that's how they knew who to send the bill to but you know even toll roads as you're going through dropping coins and a basket or handing bills to to a person have cameras and they will often you know..
"straw" Discussed on Christian Podcast Community
"They took the Rep Delia dish where we provide a quick biblical interpretation and Application. This is Ministry of striving for eternity one of the most common logical fallacies that you see when having any kind of discussion with people whether it be politics religion or anything that people feel very strongly about is what is called the. Straw man argument. What is the Straw man argument? A Straw Man. Argument is basically when somebody gives a definition. That's not actually the real definition but one that can easily be knocked over. This is a very effective way to try to argue with people who don't recognize logical fallacies or apply critical thinking. Why won't basically because what they do is they will give a definition attack that definition. If you don't recognize that they did a Bayton switch and gave you a different definition. Well you think they actually argued their case. When in fact they argued nothing at all. They argued against something that doesn't exist a definition that's not accurate to what the actual definition is this Straw. Man Argument is used in an attempt to convince people that someone has an answer to something when they really don't and when people have to rely on a straw man argument. Well if you're bathing with him you know you just one. Why because they can't be honest enough to deal with what the real definition is so recognize a straw man argument when you see it and call it out for what it is. We hope you've been enjoying the rap report dailies and I hope you'll be willing to share this with your friends on your social media is podcast is part of the striving for eternity administration for more content or to request a speaker seminar to your Church Attorney Dot Org..
"straw" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report Daily
"It took the Rep Delia dish where we provide a quick biblical interpretation and Application. This is Ministry of striving for eternity one of the most common logical fallacies that you see when having any kind of discussion with people whether it be politics religion or anything that people feel very strongly about is what is called the. Straw man argument. What is the Straw man argument? A Straw Man. Argument is basically when somebody gives a definition. That's not actually the real definition but one that can easily be knocked over. This is a very effective way to try to argue with people who don't recognize logical fallacies or apply critical thinking. Why won't basically because what they do is they will give a definition attack that definition. If you don't recognize that they did a Bayton switch and gave you a different definition. Well you think they actually argued their case. When in fact they argued nothing at all. They argued against something that doesn't exist a definition that's not accurate to what the actual definition is this Straw. Man Argument is used in an attempt to convince people that someone has an answer to something when they really don't and when people have to rely on a straw man argument well. If you're debating with him you know you just one. Why because they can't be honest enough to deal with what the real definition is so recognize a straw man argument when you see it and call it out for what it is. We hope you've been enjoying the rap report dailies and I hope you'll be willing to share this with your friends on your social media is podcast is part of the time for eternity administration for more content or to request a speaker seminar to your church that Attorney Dot Org..