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"superfund" Discussed on Do By Friday

Do By Friday

06:13 min | 3 months ago

"superfund" Discussed on Do By Friday

"But that trauma causes utilize never let go of the past and to sort of reject the future and obviously has ample examples of like vietnam vets and some of their stories are just unbearable. Put these people have been through. But i don't know i just. I want to mention that. Because i needed to hear that in the same way that i need to be reminded about mindfulness in general the idea that like if i keep babying trust my pseudo traumas like i can't be in the moment real fast the other day. I can't even say oh. Let's make but he was like. Do you not talk this because it feels lake it does. it feels like after. You've read stories about you. I mean for for my parents. It was like vietnam and for me. It was like a nine eleven. It's like i wasn't nine eleven so everything should be fine. And there's i think it's the very oh yes the very beginning like your dad comes back from vietnam. He's freaked out then. Your mom becomes fucked up because of how z. He's acting maybe. She's depressed and drink strengths. And then that affects you and you end up passing it along to all the people you care about because anybody who's there that has a role to protect take care of another person begins introducing doubt about whether they can be safe and that was a head blowing off emoji moment for me is like oh i want this person to protect me and i want to protect them and like if i feel. They're vulnerable. Yeah that makes me vulnerable and the whole thing is just the shit show right. Is that the thing. Oh yeah the oh who is it. Oh here we go jessica stern. Some people's lives seemed to flow in a narrative. Mine had many stops and starts. That's what trump does it interrupts the plot. It just happens and then life goes on no one prepares you for it and a mattie. I don't want to steal valor valour from you. But what have you said about trauma and progress. Progress isn't linear yeah. Well where did you get that from. It's so good. It's smart progresses and linear therapy. I mean years therapy how you actually talk to your therapist. What does that. what does that mean. does that mean to you. It means you know like you can take two steps forward and one step back but that doesn't mean that you're not getting better. He i mean the big league. Lightbulb moment for me was that you just like with with trauma. Just any sort of stressors can start and stop at any time and we make fun of the word triggers because society has made like triggers. A joke which is why like even mental health professionals are trying to move away from it and but like it's so our minds are really good at just pudding pause on a lot of stressful things until it is and that's when the the starting happens up instead of the stopping and it doesn't even need to be you know nine eleven vietnam. Just i mean i'm trying to think of this list dovetails with another thing. I read this week and this is in the uk and the telegraph. It's called the hidden micro stresses ruling your life and how to stop them and this person is just saying stuff like well. I mean the nut graph in some ways is when they say. Hey you know one thing. A lot of clinicians realized through the pandemic is that people could be pretty okay at handling the quote unquote big stuff like the big life stuff too big job stuff little stuff but that she was drawn to you idea reading here but because of Billy to cope with the minor but manning things happening in your life quote. I was doing one thousand things at once. Beginning frustrated or irritated in ways that were undermining me taking each issue and isolation helped to gain some perspective quote to the outside world. they may seem trivial. If they bother you. People might think you've got anger issues but it's actually just the accumulation of all these micro stressors finally taking their toll. The idea being that like people will give you sympathy if they think you deserve it about a big thing but alex. How often do you in particular. Find yourself rejecting your own feelings about something because you think you're not worthy of being taken seriously about something that's bugging you all the time they do it all the time and i do think i think we all do it because we're like oh my god i've got all my limbs and i i like my family and like Like i'm not. I'm not going through all the things that so many people in the world are going through. Which now has made me into this machine. That rejects my own experience. Because i'm afraid someone might think fancy i well. I've been thinking a lot about masculinity too and how so much of toxic masculinity is just not like not allowing yourself to have a feeling like road rage. you don't it's like. Oh god you're someone could have been with adult then like someone could've just been bullying you in like your your ross at work or your wife was kinda mean do this morning and your kids were screaming. And it's like oh yeah. Those are all regular debt things and then like things that are related to the rage that the dutch guy keeps talking about in his book. Right like how did this person who's so kind. All the time suddenly had this blind rage about something that seems so trivial. Why does everybody keep punching the wall in our lobby yeah. I don't know everyone should go to therapy plummer. Well self.

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"superfund" Discussed on Do By Friday

Do By Friday

04:24 min | 3 months ago

"superfund" Discussed on Do By Friday

"Okay so i just wanted to say first of all alex just to your interest you you brought. I think this is you that brought this to the class. Was the square eat. We talked about last week. I don't recall. It's such a blur. I've watched videos about one hundred times. I forget how it came up but you know what it was. The palam was talking about it on the internet and so we did a little bit of a dive on square eat. God just added a camel. Casey to it and i. It doesn't make me like we did talk about you. Know this guy who makes fifty grams. Scores of food is dan and The tastes like vegetable. It looks kinda like a cross between an air pods case and a charcoal briquet acceptance. Nominally made out of food I just want to give you a quick update. I think they got what we've previously called the dubai friday bump because one week later day now have any three investors on. Oh i mean that's how we have at least twelve listeners. So that's got to be significant are people. Maybe they're connecting people with people some angel investors. They are now of. They've seen pledges of a hundred sixty five at least the time record. This hundred sixty five thousand nine hundred thirty dollars american from eight so ready for briquettes are coming your way evaluate. I can't. I can't do the math when whenever we do shark. Tank matt does the math and oh my god. I always get it backwards. I always get it backwards. I always think that. I'm going to be able. Because i remember the tricks. They taught us in arithmetic. Rate with the of means times and per means. Divide right so when you say like Dollars per gallon. You know that's going to start with dollars and involve Dividing right. I could agree yes. Yep mo- no because like you got some dangling. The comes in and goes. Hey sharks. I have a chocolate chip maker that i'm looking for a fifty thousand dollar investment in exchange for five percent equity in glue and i always multiply backwards which is probably why. I should taken arithmetic in college. College arithmetic like good arithmetic. The fact that you call it. Arithmetic arithmetic is different from math. Arithmetic is a part of math. Mattie what is plea. wha- what. I don't do math i dunno i neither. I haven't since two thousand five. Matheson giant field could include frac dole's and so isaac newton arithmetic is the basic operations that you learn in elementary school. I think oh so then technically. I don't know if i've ever taken so all This might be costly inexpensive. I might be allcock the walk and turn out. I have it all wrong. All i know is that you know. Laurie already has some previous investments in in patent. Fox's ken so there's a lot of boxes so sh- that is a reason for Anyway so i just wanted to say good. Good good news for square. Now another thing you brought to my attention because sometime detects me without context pass by. Have you shared with your spouse matthew. The product called snack. Give that may or may not be real. I have not nope. Would you consider sharing snack here. 'cause i can't tell if this is real. This looks like something you made up. It's got dark mode. It's got mode finger chopsticks. I find it extremely confusing. And it's so your shit that it seems like something must have higher like louis mantilla to like put together for you i. oh gosh. I wish he is busy making his He made a logo for for todd. Did we really made a speed three logo. But could you please tell the class about snack. Now this is our new What would what would they call this on on This is a snack corner or snack. Paper cuts are these like cheater chopsticks. You know as a kid how you take chopsticks and like hair tire rubber band around them to help us the chopsticks. My kid used to use ones. That look like some kind of a tropical bird. They're connected at one end and it was really more like food tweezers there that kind of thing. Yeah that's what these look locally and apparently you keep them on your right hand the entire time. You're using your pc.

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Supernatural, Season 12 Preview

Sci-Fi Talk Time Capsule

01:56 min | 5 months ago

Supernatural, Season 12 Preview

"Now from supernatural season. Twelve special samantha. Smith who is once. Again mary winchester to check with everybody like am. I see she's alive. You guess you can say she's alive. I'm alive guest. So i'm actually live and brought back to life from from the minute i died so i'm twenty eight. I'll be just nod your head like sure. Of course you are. And the boys are older than i am And so now. Mary's going have to so much has changed the world technology. Everything in thirty three years is completely different than a nineteen eighty three and her children are adult and they were raised in a way that she probably would not increase them. Her husband is gone. The there are still monsters. They're still hunting. There's all that whole part. And i think that feels most comfortable with hunting. And so she we. I go back to that. And i'll be hunting and working with the boys and they sent me to fight training and weapons training. And i've been having a ball. I've never really done very sporty. But i never did martial arts boxing or any of that stuff and my trainers like but it's it's been it's been. They have amazing people helping me so it's been superfund. There's a lot of opportunity for heard to make like little comments on the boys do things as a mom. Yes and that's it once a month always a moment. I don't care that. I haven't seen him in thirty years. I'm gonna tell you what. I think and There there's also the there's the fun side of the genetics and inheritance. And i'll see something i'm like you know all of that and just the love. There's so much love

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A highlight from Eroticize Daily Interactions: 20 Actionable Tips For Busy Couples

Sex with Dr. Jess

04:54 min | 8 months ago

A highlight from Eroticize Daily Interactions: 20 Actionable Tips For Busy Couples

"You can't go from talking about your taxes and your work and your kids whether or not. Your dog had a bowel movement on. Its last walk to just flipping the switch and being ohi tear my clothes off and my joke is when i say this is your daily interactions. I don't mean make everything annoyingly erotic right. I don't wanna be eating a banana and have brennan look over and be like. Oh yeah bowl year. Anti talk is really more about playfulness and flirtation. And i don't know all these different ways to be erotic. It doesn't have to be super sexual or graphic so we're gonna be getting into that. I guess before we do. I should ask you. Do you feel like our interactions are particularly erotic. I don't think that i'm an erotic person. Feels very self-conscious. Whenever i'm trying to do something that i think is erotic whether i've seen it on. Tv movie somewhere. I feel like a goof doing it so when i see people who are genuinely erotic and they just exude the sex appeal. I'm good on you. Because when i try that i feel like i look like a goof. A good hey. No you are naturally charming. Like thirteen is sort of charming. You may not be overtly sexual about it yes. I also wonder if you haven't had to be because people like the way you look so much. Well maybe i don't know perhaps going on you know you've got certainly not the words sir say. I don't think that's entirely true. But i i would say that we've been getting along really well. I would agree. I feel like we laugh a lot and we're playful superfund psyche. Laughing all day. 'cause my jokes are better than yours and then you just repeat my jokes louder. That's the trick everyone listening. Just say the joke louder and be a man. It'd be a white man and then everyone thinks you're hilarious and so yeah. I think this'll be an interesting conversation to go through and see what we do. And don't do because i've made this list for us of twenty ways to keep the flame burning to make your daily interactions more rock not necessarily to lead to sex all the time. So the reason i feel all of these things laid the groundwork so that sex becomes possible like it doesn't make sex automatic. It just means that. Like i can easily get in the mood with you because i like you because i laugh with you because you laugh at my jokes really loudly. Okay before we dive into these twenty ways. I'm actually really excited to shout out a new partner new sponsor with the show the oh my g by ayob toys. So it's this wisber. Quiet internal g-spot massager and it has this little massaging pearl that mimics a come hither motion so it kind of goes up and down and so the little pearl on a curved violator is about the size of the top pad of my thumb. Can you give me a better sense to scripture for that thing. Well maybe about the size of a quarter and he's not that wide but like top to bottom l. Yeah that's right but it's long like it's more oblong. This is the oh my g by obama. And it's curved really nicely so you can access the zone and the pearl works in this come hither emotion and kind of goes up and down to vibe against your jason and of course it's fda approved body silicone all that jazz so highly encourage people to check it out. I actually just posted it on my instagram and got a really big response. I actually made a real. This is my first time. This is how big deal. How old and far behind. I am but Yeah people were very excited by it. And i got some really good feedback so you can check it on my instagram. Or you can head on over to iowa toys or look for the. Oh my g and have a big discount code. Actually i have a thirty percent discount code. That's good right now. So it's judy. Gosh i only repeat the good ones so the discount. Code is dr jests d. r. j. e. s. s. at i obey toys so check out the. Oh my g and i. It's actually designed for internal stimulation should mention for the g. zone area but i was using it externally as well. It's very cool and it was created by folks who were trying to solve the problem of kind of louder toys. So it's really really nice and quiet lake me you just like okay. So let's talk about eroticism and how do weave eroticism throughout your day

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Child cancer cluster linked to contaminated water

WBZ Morning News

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

Child cancer cluster linked to contaminated water

"805 shedding new light on another type of cluster this one related to cancer cases found in Wilmington. It dates to the 19 nineties, and WBC's Carl Stevens says more on a decades long study, the state Department of Public Health Back in 1999 was alerted by authorities and Wilmington about an elevated level of childhood cancer. Nearly two dozen Children were diagnosed with cancer during the nineties. The department launched a lengthy investigation and the results just released suggest to cause the formerly contaminated water supply. Turns out the water supply was tainted with the chemical called ND Emma from a local chemical manufacturing facility that's no longer in business. In fact, there old operating space 53 acres is a Superfund site. The subject of a $48 million EPA

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Mike Shinoda on Beats, Rhymes and Linkin Park

Broken Record

06:41 min | 9 months ago

Mike Shinoda on Beats, Rhymes and Linkin Park

"Tell me about what you're doing on twitch weird man. It's great i love it. When quarantine for star started everyday was the same day. I was in pajamas half the time. It was just like walking around. in sweats. like wasn't depressed but it was just like everything is the same so when i started streaming effectively because it created like structure so i stream i started then and i still do stream five days a week. A stream weekdays ten to noon or one ish and that was a nice like it was a nice way to be like. Oh i've got like you know. I've got my weekdays now i'm not streaming today. I know it's saturday. It's just a stupid thing. And i got to us. Really dig in with this space and get creative and get weird which is part of the most fun part of it is doing stuff you go. I didn't even know that was a weird idea. That was fun to do and all last year is getting. I was getting faster. And faster and faster in terms of making a track. And then i realized that the end of last year like how do i do. Now that i've done this for a while and starting to get a little bit burnt. It like i wanted to do something different with it and i decided early on my wouldn't do vocals because i think that would burn me out so it's just making instrumentals and then i realized i could since i live on twitch and there's anywhere between i don't know like a thousand and i think we peaked at like almost thirty thousand people watching at one time i wanted to do something to like. Enhance the channel and give back to the people that have been watching so i started taking fans submissions of vocalists and songs. 'cause i just realized looking instagram and looking at tiktok like there's so many good artists out there who have no following. They've got like you know. Six hundred people following them and they're actually very good and so. I just started taking submissions from those people. That i let i called. I mean you'll get this joke right away. I started calling the shots the a an army. So it's like it's like nine hundred people whose job it is to go find me the best stuff and they do they go they go and find the good stuff and they bring it to me. And they're like the more they say the more they shout like. Look at this one. Look at this one. I know it's pretty good so cool. Yeah and so. I've been i do two to three starting like a couple of weeks ago. I've been able to do two to three brand new songs all in a morning. Probably like a stream. And a half. I get a song done from scratch till i finished and i sent him. Something effectively like mixed and mastered so incredible that they can release so fun man. It's really really fun. And the fans. I mean you can imagine how excited they are right and some of the cases what i what. I haven't talked to the fans on the channel about actually on telling you about. This is that i will reach out to somebody and say. Hey that thing you posted on tiktok or instagram was really cool. Would you want me to produce it. And i say that. Because they've used the hashtag they've used shinoda produce me as the hashtag so they've they've raised their hand and said i want my to produce me. I hit them on the. Dmz say you want me to produce and they always say yes and then half the time they say. I haven't finished the song though. Like the thing i posted is verse and a chorus and i don't have a second verse. I don't have a bridge or any you know middle aged or whatever anything else and so. It's like okay. Well like take your time. Don't rush. Because i want you to be. I want you to submit something you love because like the whole ideas for you to get to more people than you've already got to so give me something great and when it's ready than send it to me and i and generally if it's if it's somebody in that scenario i find that they'll get back to me within like three or four days. And what are they usually get back to you with a more expanded same demo but with all the parts. Yeah it's usually like a we. Transfer link or something like that with multi tracked vocals and i always tell them like. I'll tell them like speed it up like to this bpm or whatever or i'll tell the make shirts and you're like very best range. It sounded low to me but up to you. And then i can and they can go crazy on the on the the Overdoses and harmonies and background book. Whatever else they wanna do they do but they do that. Before the trackers before there's a track is that correct. Yeah before there's a there's a trap so what you get is basically finished vocal stems for a song. Yeah i menu start from scratch. You take it as an acapella. Yeah and you build music to support whatever that is. Yeah do you remember when we were doing. A thousand suns together. Yup that at the end of that record before the first single the catalyst was the single on that record before the single came out so no fan had heard the song we released pieces of stems to that song and we told them take these pieces. Make a song out of them. We didn't give them enough to know what the song even was. We just take pieces and make a song out of it. And whoever's thing is the coolest to us we're gonna put you on our record on the album itself and we ended up putting them on. I think it was when When they come from me was the song we put them on but we chose it based on who is like as i recall beginning some of this wrong but as i recall it was like we gave them pieces to remix but they'd never heard the song they were remixing so i called it like the pre mix like they just they had to just assume the song and that's how i feel like there's something to that something about that the release this where it's like. I don't know what you're thinking. Your song is. But here's what i hear just based on that vocal on a grid socal. It's fun man. Superfund that thousand sons is is my favorite of the things we worked on together. That's my favorite. Just because i feel like it really is it. Felt like the beginning of something new and something new and really good. We didn't like the the the record before it minutes to midnight was the whole effort. The whole when are we first met. You asked the band. What are you guys envision doing with this album like y y are we talking like what do you wanna do and we all said like we want to. We wanted to redefine the identity. The banning the whole point was to make something that didn't sound like the stuff that people that are here because albums went in two so similar. And you're like great. That's exactly how i feel. And he's you said. I don't know if i would want to work with the band if you didn't feel that way so it's great. We're all on the same page and we just kind of hit it off from there

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How 2,000 Years Of Monetary History Led Us To Bitcoin, With Nik Bhatia

The Breakdown with NLW

06:02 min | 10 months ago

How 2,000 Years Of Monetary History Led Us To Bitcoin, With Nik Bhatia

"All right nick. Welcome to the breakdown. How you doing. I'm doing great. Thank you so much for having me. This should be superfund so as we were just discussing following your writing forever. I loved seeing it. Come together in kind of the the full length form In what i wanted to do today is actually kind of go back through history. And i think what layered money does so well is it gives people the context understand this rather than kind of just being like. Here's why bitcoin is awesome. Bitcoin is amazing. Let's actually dig into the history of money that got us here. And so what. I thought would be really fun. Today is actually walk. The listeners through some of that history of money starting way back at the beginning But before that. I guess like start with defining the kind of the central term here the central concept of layered money since the name of the book. It's obviously a really important concept. What is layered money. Actually meet layered. Money is a new framework. And so what i did was i took this idea of assets and liabilities and in our monetary system the way that the way that the system works is that financial institutions have assets and liabilities. They have relationships with each other and through these relationships come. Monetary instruments and monitoring instruments. Because they are within these relationships between financial institutions there is a natural hierarchy there and so the hierarchy of monetary instruments is not something that is common commonly discussed at term. So my goal with layered money was to bring that to the forefront in instead of talking about liabilities talking about a pyramid of money in which there is a hierarchy and at top of the pyramid are certain financial instruments or commodities and certain financial institutions. Right below them using those assets as the base for a whole monetary system and so the idea for layer money actually came directly from a paper in academia called the inherent hierarchy of money by a economics. Professor merlin. And what he wrote was fat. Money is inherently hierarchy go and he provided this academic framework for this and he had a three layered system gold government currency and deposits so a three layer system and i found that paper so fascinating in. So what i did was. I actually tried to trace the roots of that paper. That paper didn't have a historical context. It was about the hierarchy of sheets in the financial system. What i did with layered money is. I tried to trace the roots of that paper and i ended up starting the story about eight hundred years ago in renaissance florence To describe how. I saw this evolution occurred so i wanna get into florence but you actually start the book even farther back. You kind of pull the earliest experiments with coinage kind of set it in historical context. So let's talk about in the sort of ad era. I guess those early experiments with money with coinage What were the important kind of steps on the journey to get to where we get in that in that kind of renaissance that early period. What were the important parts of the earliest phases that you're looking at. So the transition between gold and gold coins is what identified as the first important transition so before gold coins gold was used golden. Silver were used as mediums of exchange. But it was in the form of non standardized fars jewelry etc these days gold and silver items but not necessarily uniform in their measure in weight. So the coin. The coin did was it. Changed this idea that we can to measure or gold and silver. Every time we transacted with each other. Because now the coin that i that you recognized you have acquired that i recognize. I know how much your coin as you know how much mike ways and so we can change We can exchange a lot quicker than if we didn't have the coin so that was very important advance in that happened for the first time. Several hundred years before a renaissance florence in actually in ancient libya which is in modern day turkey so after the after we start getting gold coins then we actually see the greek in the roman empire's us coins To admit coins and to use these coins in order to expand their empires and exert their influence over their subjects and what we saw the roman empire was really example devaluation so this idea that a government can come in mint coin but then the next year put less gold. Silver in the coin and progressively keep cheapening the currency But tried to really get away with this idea that the currency that the issue this year is the same as the currency that they issued ten years ago which had twice as much silver or golden and so the manipulation of currency at through government started to happen as well Along the signed before we get into the rasul's

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Child cancer cluster located in Houston's Fifth Ward

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

00:57 sec | 11 months ago

Child cancer cluster located in Houston's Fifth Ward

"Another story. We're following in the newsroom. Health officials have identified another cancer cluster in the fifth ward and kashmir gardens area of houston our health reporter. Sara will ernst tells us the cluster isn't just affecting adults but also children the texas department of state health services looked at the rate of certain cancers from two thousand two thousand sixteen across twenty one. Cents is tracks. These areas are all within a two mile radius of a former railyard site now owned by union pacific. The report found that the rate of acute lymphoblastic leukemia a childhood cancer nearly five times more than projections estimated in a statement mayor sylvester turner is requesting that union pacific relocate affected residents in the historically black neighborhood and that state and federal agencies declare the area a superfund site a group of subject matter experts and community members determined a study on the association of the cluster and environmental factors would not be feasible.

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Houston's Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens cancer cluster report released

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

00:55 sec | 11 months ago

Houston's Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens cancer cluster report released

"Health officials have identified another cancer cluster in the fifth ward and kashmir gardens area of houston a health reporter. Several will ernst tells us the cluster isn't just affecting adults but also children. The texas department of state health services looked at the rate of certain cancers from two thousand two thousand sixteen across twenty one. Cents is tracks. These areas are all within a two mile radius of a former railyard site now owned by union pacific. The report found that the rate of acute lymphoblastic leukemia a childhood cancer nearly five times more than projections estimated in a statement mayor sylvester turner is requesting that union pacific relocate affected residents in the historically black neighborhood and that state and federal agencies declare the area superfund site a group of subject matter experts and community members determined a study on the association of the cluster and environmental factors would not be feasible.

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Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

Climate Cast

04:09 min | 1 year ago

Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

"Hundreds of toxic superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather. I'M NPR chief meteorologist Paul Kutner here with climate cast. Hurricane, Harvey Dump Forty five to sixty inches of rain on the Houston area in two thousand seventeen the extreme floodwaters inundated more than one hundred and fifty thousand homes. They also breached toxic superfund site washing deadly chemicals down. In concentrations more than two thousand times. The EPA required cleanup level according to inside climate news. Just. How many of these superfund sites are risk and exposed to these extreme weather events? Frank Coal Ash is the climate director at the Minnesota Pollution? Control Agency. Frank Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you for having me on today the Government Accountability Office reported last year that nine hundred, forty, five superfund sites across the US are vulnerable to hurricanes flooding, sea level rise increased precipitation or wildfires. I see fourteen of those are in Minnesota. What is it about the location of these toxic sites that makes them does too extreme weather events. What we know with a changing climate in Minnesota is that we are seeing heavier rainfall which presents a risk for flooding at some of these sites and the impacts to both surface waters near the sites and potentially groundwater near these sites which we are. Managing and controlling for the toxic chemicals that have been found there. So it's really within Minnesota and the way that our climate is changing is looking at how that precipitation regime is changing, and we've seen that in the mid West here in Nebraska in twenty eighteen, there was a superfund site there that was impacted by the massive flooding. It didn't leach any toxins, but I'm wondering has Minnesota seen any close calls like that? I'm not aware of any close calls that we've seen regarding specific flooding events in Minnesota but certainly, that risk exists anytime that we are seeing a changing climate like we have in that, we're trying to manage sites that have these toxic chemicals on them from past pollution events that we're trying to maintain keep people protected from especially our most vulnerable populations, and we know that one of the biggest climate changes were observing recording in Minnesota are these mega rainfall events these six to eight plus in Sch- rainfall events how is that being incorporated into your? Planning for these sites yes, and that is the kind of work that we're just really getting started with looking at our ability to understand what's going to happen with a rainfall like that and and is the water going to go and where are we at risk for a significant floods? How will that rainfall interact with any of the protective coverings or protections that have been built around the superfund sites and how that may impact the contaminants as they they are moving on the site, and hopefully we're able to keep them from moving away from her saying. Frank superfund sites were talking about clean up. After the fact, I'm curious how climate change can be taken into account before potentially hazardous developments break ground. Yes, and that is an area that we're particularly looking at right now we are providing funding to cities to be able to do climate resiliency and adaptation plans to be able to identify how the rainfall and precipitation flooding events are going to impact not just contamination contaminated sites but the infrastructure that we rely upon many people are concerned about potential pollution from mining projects in northern. MINNESOTA, in sensitive areas like the boundary waters, how can we be sure future extreme rainfall events won't breach containment of those proposed sites. We we continue to look at the best science and the best research about how we can we predict what these large rainfall events are going to look like, and then build that into the planning processes our permitting processes, frank coal, ash climate director for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Thanks so much. Thank you.

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On Reaching Goals with PipoBeats

Cafe con Pam Podcast

04:32 min | 1 year ago

On Reaching Goals with PipoBeats

"Hello people welcome to govern. Hi How are you? Good. Good. Good. Thank you for coming on. I'm excited to talk to you for your story and see what comes up at the center I'm excited. I, love it. I love podcasts. Honestly I'm thinking about starting one one day. I mean, you have old equipment why not honesty right? Yeah. What talk of to make, music. Maybe I'll just like watch yours and that. Well, I would say what do people ask you all the time? It's funny because I just on instagram right now and I said Hey guys as whatever question you want right and I guess one of the questions the first question I got is would I Own a baby giraffe. If I had the opportunity. Okay. If that is commoner not questioned, the answer is absolutely. Put on a baby. Yeah I said I would like a baby tiger may be or maybe like a shark tank in my house that'd be cool. What happens when the baby tiger grows up then we're going to run his promise. We'll get there when we figured out, you'll get there when we got there. There we go. Yeah. You can totally Let's dive into the show. So tell me who you are what your heritage let's start there. Okay. Well, my name is people it's a music artists songwriter producer singer, and I am from Los Angeles I was born in Los Angeles with Chilean blood. So both of my. Parents are from Sheila. That is why I speak Spanish. My mom gets mad at me when I don't speak Spanish at the House. So that's kind of how that goes. You know that's how I do half my half with my heritage I go to cheat often and I love it headed your parents get made it to the US. This is the best love story will ever hearing your life. My Dad tally when he was eight years old after that he was eighteen met my mom and my mom love him doesn't like to actually admit that this is true. But she got a job as a flight attendant. She says, it wasn't solely to see my dad we all know that's exactly what she was doing says she became a flight attendant went to go see my dad of the US back and. Forth back and forth back and forth until eventually they met up in Miami and then they were just like you want to get married after like five years of that like yeah. Okay. Wait how did they meet though because if she's in Chile? Oh, right. Right. Right. So the way that they met was my dad came back to cheat eighteen misses a whole area story. My Dad's like, what can I do here? Get bored. So he tells his mom that is worn by the time this lovely family over for dinner they're called the Gomez so it was like, okay. Cool. So they came over to dinner and then my dad needs the family but not my mother, she meets my mom's sister and then he calls the phone he calls the house later the old dial like phony rain and then my mom didn't answer the phone but who has the phone? My mom says like, Hey, is your sister aunts Nelle. Well I got these plans that you down to come no way. You see that's all down work your angles you gotta work in English. That's right. How cool. So they just kind of like in a very ran away they matt, they can collect. Than Your Dad went back to la they had one eight one. Tell you need guests I guess as I needed and then he lived in Indiana the. Stayed there, that's what my mom became a flight attendant until the day today actually still works for the company nearline. Airline Company Hukou superfund stories I'm GonNa make a movie out of it one day. Maybe. I should make a music video tape music video. That'd be honestly amazing. Concept Oh. My. Gosh. If you already here I, heard it on the. Pump exact. Have you ever in a song about their story yet? That's it. But I don't think it. Touches is too much on my side with the Sonko the hey cowgirl where it's pretty much a story of like the letter that I would give to my daughter our die. And it's like all the instructions that I think you should fall I have a daughter but found out future daughter. It'd be kind of like all the instructions that I would give any female or any person for the most part kind of like a letter of instructions of what you should do and I believe life should be lived in the whole thing is based off that because my parents would write letters. To each other left and right. So that's Kinda of story but I mean one day, I? Think that'd be a fantastic concept deal totally and like your mom is someone that's really present in your life and people love your mom multiple talk about that. But yeah. So why not give that a present for her? That'd be great. Our love. She would freak out

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Lying about lizzards

Pants On Fire

04:01 min | 1 year ago

Lying about lizzards

"Can you hold us from why are you handing me a t shirt covered in pain I just got back from an epic game of paintball and I really need to put on a different shirt. Well, that sounds like fun. It's the Best Deborah especially when you've got a total paintball pro like me on your team but your your shirt is covered in paint isn't the object of the game not to get hit with paint. Deborah that's human paintball and what am I supposed to do with his shirt cold wash gentle cycle and don't forget the fabric softener. Thanks. Fine and I'll thank you for telling us how are gameworks sure. It's not as much fun as robot pay Balthasar. Yeah we can do. Okay. Every week I'm talking every week. We don't take weeks off for like staff retreats were Deborah takes to a SPA. Bring on to grownups. One is an expert. The other is a liar and it's the job of a human child to help us figure out who. Can spot a liar better than a kid. I mean. List we hope what are we lying about today deborah me our lying about lizards reptiles have scales for skin long bodies and pointy tails. Lisa tell us what you know about lizards. Super. Funny. Really, yeah, I'm taking the stand up comedy last my instructor Eddie Lizard, told me that lizards are known for their comedic timing something to do with how fast they have to dart out their tongues to catch bugs If you say so I'm really looking forward to catching your next comedy set, but in the meantime can use set us up with the name of our contestant. Okay I. Hope he's a Lizard Lizard. Oh, that's fine. Are Human Child contestant is a nine year old who loves going to the AQUA TOPA waterpark? Colin Rowe it. Hi Colin Welcome how are you today? I'm feeling good. I'm so glad to hear it. You must tell us what is this thing you call the Topa Water Well. It's a huge Waterberg with lots of slide that superfund terribly dangerous water is very dangerous. Do well for robots it is and are they really tall slides? Are they kinda scary or some are really scary somebody just Easy easy but they're all great. Yeah and terrifying unreal scary scarier you. Okay on yes. I understand that you learned a trick on your new bike is true yes. I did what did you learn to do how to do a U-TURN? So how do you do a u-turn? Well, you have to make an illegal u-turn for cars. You have to ride your bike into somebody's car and then take over the steering of the car and then make a around. Now, awesome trick dude, that's the trail. Now know what he's doing is totally legal, right? Yes. Awesome. Well, WE WANNA learn even more fun facts about you Colin, but we're GONNA, get into big FIBS style. Yeah. So we'RE GONNA play a game called to truths and ally you Colin are going to tell us three facts about yourself except two of those facts will be true. One of them will be ally and we have to figure out which one is the liar you ready Yes all right, Colin what are your three facts? I've been Costa Rica? I can juggle I like Broccoli. K. Well everybody likes. That'd be true. What do you think Lisa? Yeah you can't juggle dude. You just learn to ride your bike into car and make a U-TURN. There's no way. Too much talent. Kennett. That's difficult back to believe all right Colin, which one of those faxes actually ally I can't juggle. Juggle. Because he just learned how to commandeer car, of course. Lisa.

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The Beauty Industry Exposed

Art Beauty

07:52 min | 1 year ago

The Beauty Industry Exposed

"Hi Everyone I'm amber and today my fabulous co-host is Dr. Heather Rogers she is a board certified dermatologist she still practicing and seeing people every day in Seattle and she's the founder of Dr Rogers restore skincare. Now, thank you so much for being here with us today Dr Odors. Thank you for having me. Now we met. Because I was hosting anew beauty live peace and. One of your products was featured but I loved it because you and I got to like have a little bit of Banter and meeting and I think that we kind of bonded on the fact that both of us really feel like there is a lot of. For lack of a better term bullshit in the beauty and destroy. and I know recently I've had so many of my girlfriends call me and say how do I get rid of freckles? How do I do this and I'm like well. Do you want results. Do you WANNA. Because then you need to or do you want something that's GonNa like kind of work and make you feel better about it Completely so so so first of all, where are you right now it looks like you're a summer camp I know. So I have been the San, Juan Islands, I married a man from the San Juan Islands. We Pretty much everything for was canceled because of Co bid and my husband doctors. So we're still seeing patients every day and. That makes it. So the kids really aren't having the kind of summer that they should be having. So we have taken days off going to go. Camping, which is not necessarily my first choice of activities, but I am really sort. Oh I will I love boating I. Really do my husband can't can't deal with it. We keep that. What does it Bonein? Really really close by, but I love being out in the water and you know taking a little dip and. When we did our meet and greet you had shown me you know via. Zoom what the San Juan Islands look like an oh my gosh. When travel is starting up again, I'm heading out there it is beautiful. It is beautiful and I love being on a boat. It was actually really funny. I just had my birthday which I was actually with you on and I got an astrological reading as a birthday present from one of my best friends and I am deficient in the water sign, which means that I am really drawn to the water in my entire life I sailed all through college. I'm a scuba diver abode. I'm a surfer and that was it was really fun sort of explanation where it was like I need water at all times way to fiery. Read who did your reading so Again because you can't really have parties when my dear friend had like a group of five of us and they brought someone in and we all were mask and she sat and read all five of us and. And it was. It's just we're trying to find find right now. Right? You can't dinner you can't go to the lake. So we're just wonderful things we can do in this woman was so thoughtful and careful and how she said things. But she still was so crazy accurate where she's like wow. For me, heather you're so busy like you need to calm down. And I'm like, yeah, that's. Right so it was great in another woman who is a big rock climber. Like the third thing she said, Yours, you have a compulsion to touch rocks nowhere like these sort of really accurate things are really fun I. Okay. So first of all, I'm obsessed with astrology I live for this woman Susan Miller I don't know if you know her. Find her a my mother East facts, my Tarot card readings to me at work. Yeah I know. But I I love at night I read my horoscope for Dan. I do believe that there are these cosmic. All sort of connected cosmetically, and so it's a good thing to be aware of but I would love having reading is such a great idea for a birthday superfund and then to really show you how ridiculous I am it was just my anniversary and so I, had her do another reading for the relationship for my husband and I, and our kids like why. Did that and my husband was skeptical but then he got a lot of positive accolades from it and he's like Oh. This is great. This is. Good. All right. So it was a positive reading then. You do. What you gotta get out of this, what do you do in that situation? It's always funny unrelated. But another person was doing reading palms for my husband myself and my brother in law and she read Mine and she read Matt my husband's, and then she got Brian my brother-in-law's and was like I can't tell you what I'm seeing. In can't share with you. That is. Very that scary. I had my tea leaves red ones and the woman told me that. This was a really good life for me because in the past I've had some really terrible ones. So I'm Mike. I'm going to make the most out of this one then sister. Next rate. Goodness well. Again Happy Happy Birthday and. You know like I said, we really hit it off because I feel like. There is. So there's so much confusion when it comes to the be marquette and that's part of the reason that I started. This podcast is you know to give people experts like yourself a voice to come on and help us figure this out and. In a way that wasn't being paid for or sponsored or branded, which look there's a place for that and we will understand it because it's business but I wanted to see you know, is there a place where people can come on and tell it like it is so in Doing that it's seeding rare and the same with me in the world of dermatology is that I have been approached many times every year about being a spokesperson for arena on the board of different companies, skincare companies, beauty companies, injectables, and I have decided I a long time ago and everyone says a really principle that I was not ever GonNa be paid to be recommend anything and the I wanted my opinions to be my own based on the research. I've done on the training I've gone through and in dermatology world. That's exceedingly rare right now, the top hundred dermatologist in this country, it knew that on aesthetic dermatologist everyone is being paid for. Beyond aboard or doing a study or whatever it is, and it's really hard to be objective there and I just have decided that I will be the defender of the consumer at sort of how I viewed myself and I'm in a lot of articles in the press sort of enjoys me because I, like you speak the truth. You want hear about like what? Snail extract few call heather? and Like I love that I love the fact that now I am known as the voice of reason, where think there is very little reason and that's how I started and then unfortunately as they sort of learned more and more about is in care products that were out. The more I realized that even though it is a hundred billion dollar industry. What we may need may not what's available and so that's actually the reason why skincare company didn't start as new wanting to make brand and I actually started talking about wanting to stay very objective. It's very hard for me to recommend my products because their mind and I feel like that's a conflict of interest but at the same time I really I mean, I'm not a chemist I was compelled to do this because after someone's spent twenty five dollars to laser in their face I couldn't tell them what they should use. Afterwards, that was going to be safe and effective in like that I found

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The Beauty Industry Exposed

Art Beauty

07:52 min | 1 year ago

The Beauty Industry Exposed

"Hi Everyone I'm amber and today my fabulous co-host is Dr. Heather Rogers she is a board certified dermatologist she still practicing and seeing people every day in Seattle and she's the founder of Dr Rogers restore skincare. Now, thank you so much for being here with us today Dr Odors. Thank you for having me. Now we met. Because I was hosting anew beauty live peace and. One of your products was featured but I loved it because you and I got to like have a little bit of Banter and meeting and I think that we kind of bonded on the fact that both of us really feel like there is a lot of. For lack of a better term bullshit in the beauty and destroy. and I know recently I've had so many of my girlfriends call me and say how do I get rid of freckles? How do I do this and I'm like well. Do you want results. Do you WANNA. Because then you need to or do you want something that's GonNa like kind of work and make you feel better about it Completely so so so first of all, where are you right now it looks like you're a summer camp I know. So I have been the San, Juan Islands, I married a man from the San Juan Islands. We Pretty much everything for was canceled because of Co bid and my husband doctors. So we're still seeing patients every day and. That makes it. So the kids really aren't having the kind of summer that they should be having. So we have taken days off going to go. Camping, which is not necessarily my first choice of activities, but I am really sort. Oh I will I love boating I. Really do my husband can't can't deal with it. We keep that. What does it Bonein? Really really close by, but I love being out in the water and you know taking a little dip and. When we did our meet and greet you had shown me you know via. Zoom what the San Juan Islands look like an oh my gosh. When travel is starting up again, I'm heading out there it is beautiful. It is beautiful and I love being on a boat. It was actually really funny. I just had my birthday which I was actually with you on and I got an astrological reading as a birthday present from one of my best friends and I am deficient in the water sign, which means that I am really drawn to the water in my entire life I sailed all through college. I'm a scuba diver abode. I'm a surfer and that was it was really fun sort of explanation where it was like I need water at all times way to fiery. Read who did your reading so Again because you can't really have parties when my dear friend had like a group of five of us and they brought someone in and we all were mask and she sat and read all five of us and. And it was. It's just we're trying to find find right now. Right? You can't dinner you can't go to the lake. So we're just wonderful things we can do in this woman was so thoughtful and careful and how she said things. But she still was so crazy accurate where she's like wow. For me, heather you're so busy like you need to calm down. And I'm like, yeah, that's. Right so it was great in another woman who is a big rock climber. Like the third thing she said, Yours, you have a compulsion to touch rocks nowhere like these sort of really accurate things are really fun I. Okay. So first of all, I'm obsessed with astrology I live for this woman Susan Miller I don't know if you know her. Find her a my mother East facts, my Tarot card readings to me at work. Yeah I know. But I I love at night I read my horoscope for Dan. I do believe that there are these cosmic. All sort of connected cosmetically, and so it's a good thing to be aware of but I would love having reading is such a great idea for a birthday superfund and then to really show you how ridiculous I am it was just my anniversary and so I, had her do another reading for the relationship for my husband and I, and our kids like why. Did that and my husband was skeptical but then he got a lot of positive accolades from it and he's like Oh. This is great. This is. Good. All right. So it was a positive reading then. You do. What you gotta get out of this, what do you do in that situation? It's always funny unrelated. But another person was doing reading palms for my husband myself and my brother in law and she read Mine and she read Matt my husband's, and then she got Brian my brother-in-law's and was like I can't tell you what I'm seeing. In can't share with you. That is. Very that scary. I had my tea leaves red ones and the woman told me that. This was a really good life for me because in the past I've had some really terrible ones. So I'm Mike. I'm going to make the most out of this one then sister. Next rate. Goodness well. Again Happy Happy Birthday and. You know like I said, we really hit it off because I feel like. There is. So there's so much confusion when it comes to the be marquette and that's part of the reason that I started. This podcast is you know to give people experts like yourself a voice to come on and help us figure this out and. In a way that wasn't being paid for or sponsored or branded, which look there's a place for that and we will understand it because it's business but I wanted to see you know, is there a place where people can come on and tell it like it is so in Doing that it's seeding rare and the same with me in the world of dermatology is that I have been approached many times every year about being a spokesperson for arena on the board of different companies, skincare companies, beauty companies, injectables, and I have decided I a long time ago and everyone says a really principle that I was not ever GonNa be paid to be recommend anything and the I wanted my opinions to be my own based on the research. I've done on the training I've gone through and in dermatology world. That's exceedingly rare right now, the top hundred dermatologist in this country, it knew that on aesthetic dermatologist everyone is being paid for. Beyond aboard or doing a study or whatever it is, and it's really hard to be objective there and I just have decided that I will be the defender of the consumer at sort of how I viewed myself and I'm in a lot of articles in the press sort of enjoys me because I, like you speak the truth. You want hear about like what? Snail extract few call heather? and Like I love that I love the fact that now I am known as the voice of reason, where think there is very little reason and that's how I started and then unfortunately as they sort of learned more and more about is in care products that were out. The more I realized that even though it is a hundred billion dollar industry. What we may need may not what's available and so that's actually the reason why skincare company didn't start as new wanting to make brand and I actually started talking about wanting to stay very objective. It's very hard for me to recommend my products because their mind and I feel like that's a conflict of interest but at the same time I really I mean, I'm not a chemist I was compelled to do this because after someone's spent twenty five dollars to laser in their face I couldn't tell them what they should use. Afterwards, that was going to be safe and effective in like that I found remarkable

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Making Tiny Design Work Better with Lina Menard

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

05:14 min | 1 year ago

Making Tiny Design Work Better with Lina Menard

"All right. I am here with Linda, Menard. Linda. Is a natural co-conspirator who has lived out her own questions around intentional living less stuff and happiness she has resided in a travel trailer, Yurt backyard cottage and three and counting tiny houses on wheels. Routed through a background in sustainable design, build and urban planning. Linda. Also has a pension for experiential learning and healthy communities. She has found her niche nestled between small spaces, collaborative education, and Community Planning Linda Minard. Welcome to the show. I even thanks to be here. Glad to have you. You know we we were talking just a minute ago, and you're like, what? What should we talk about and I had written down all of these kind of disparate things 'cause I just things that we've talked about in the past, and then of course, in in total Lyneham and art style, you just dropped the perfect perfect insight which was designed, build versus build design What do you mean by that? Yeah Well what I mean by it is that a lot of times when people get excited about their tiny house journey. People. Coming. Out. From. One. Of Two. Different. Directions. One direction is the okay. So I'm going to figure out exactly what it is that I want and then figure out exactly how I'm going to build it. And there are other people who are like. I'm a wire or at least I, WanNa be wire and so I'm gonNA figure it out as I go. I'm going to start building and as I build my design going to emerge. Or maybe the alternative to that. The other kind of like you know like plan b version to is. I'm going to have somebody else told the shell or I'm GonNa you know by a partially built house. Or I'm going to buy a little shack or cabin or whatever else is already out there in the world I mean is already built and I'm going to redesign it or or renovate it there. So I think those are you know kind of two approaches to different ways people can go about. Getting the sort of little face it's going to be on sweet on. Is there. Is there a wrong answer? Are they both like valid paths to take? I think they are valid path to take I think that it often depends on kind somebody's quality anyway like are you the sort of person who likes to jump in with both feet and figure it out and be on your toes a little bit? Are you somebody who's really thoughtful and you take your time and you put things on a certain order You know I tend to lean a little bit more towards the design build. Side of things, but I've also gotten myself into projects where. There and figuring out what to do with it. From there I've done renovation work and really enjoyed that some ways it's really nice to not have the blank slate because then you've got something to work with got some constraints and the constraints I think create and some juice penis in terms of getting creative juices flowing because you can't do anything you want you actually have to work within the boundary So I think it's kind of a personality thing I would say the biggest. issue. Is I contact somebody. You. Know they've scheduled a consultation or maybe they're you know in one of my design classes which I teach with you superfund and they say, yeah, I've got a trailer and now we have to figure out what we're going to build. And that I think is a bummer because if you. Give yourself the constraint of the trailer. Before really figuring out what it is that you want. Then, you can't go back and take the trailer bigger or. So I think that can be about are sometimes because we don't necessarily a lot of us. I think especially in America and other Westernized countries we're not necessarily Subaru engage with things that are hands on like building. A sense of scale and so learning how to work down learning, how to design something so that going to suit your need. Is going to help you figure out like Oh. Do I really need twenty four feet or thirty feet or twenty feet or whatever that is if you're building on wheels and the thing that you're actually even on a foundation. You know the trailer sometimes like Oh you know I bought the trailer. Now I forgot to sign I think that can be a bummer because drink but even if people are are working with with the ground structure. Their limitations on a lot of areas where you can and can't build stuff. You don't have any sense yet of what it is you want then you might end up purchasing property where you can't build what you want whether that's that you've purchased the house thinking you could do a basement after dwelling. You know little like basement apartment and you don't have the clearance for it. So I think it goes back and forth I, don't think there's a wrong way right way but I think that understanding what sort of constraints you can live with. Is going to help you to be happier as you're working.

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

Beyond!

55:06 min | 1 year ago

Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that

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Play Your Cards Right

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

05:48 min | 1 year ago

Play Your Cards Right

"Hello and welcome to misinformation Trivia podcast for ladies and gents who love Cool Trivia. Sticking it to annoying teams pop quiz. We're hosts I'm Lauren. I'm Julia Hey. Joel Hi Laurin. Referring we're still recording from afar. Yeah, and you know what I listen to our first episode were recorded from afar, and while I feel like we needed. You know we got. We needed some getting used to. But I think it sounded pretty good. Yeah, yeah, it's fine. It's fine. It's a free podcast. Twenty all want from us. Yeah exactly. We're all very stressed out. Yeah Yeah Yeah everyone stressed out. You know what that's understandable. It's a weird time and it's. It's not. SUPERFUND right now. So, what are you GonNa do, but you you're going to. You're going to pull us out of this and there's GonNa. Be Something Fun. You'RE GONNA share with us today. Is that correct? That is correct great. They for that great intro so. I've been thinking about it all day. We're all home her trying to figure out ways to you know, entertain ourselves more And I decided to cover a topic this week. That it things about it do come up and trivial a lot so day. This episode is called play your cards right. WHO owns. This is trivia about playing cards interesting I. Don't know a lot about well I'm not a big card player. I'm not a big game person too I. Mean we've talked about this, but I have rarely played a card game, so I'm not that familiar with. Most things about cards so I'm excited, well great. I'm not GonNa talk too much about. Different Card Games per se I. Am GonNa Wind detail, but I'm talking more about like the actual cards themselves. Okay cool so. If you remember in Mr, information to Turbo back from two thousand nineteen. Who could forget? Steve covered the history of playing cards like their origin started in China. They made a to Europe. There's different styles The Germans have different symbols on their cards than the Italians do that kind of thing. Interested in that kind of stuff. Please go back to that episode where he did a great job of covering that. Also there's a really great article. I read on collectors weekly by Simon wintel. It's called the evolution history imagery of playing cards, those published in April, two thousand eight, and there's a lot of great information there, too. Also collectors weekly a surprisingly great resource and excellent publication. I love it. I will digress for a moment so anytime. Anybody talks about how they're afraid of clowns. Yes, I send them this really amazing article from collectors weekly that tops out how? She started as like a trope, and you know the the renaissance period, and how got filtered down, and how they appeared in operas, and what this type of clown, and that type of climate and like clowns actually like weren't actually scary until John Wayne Gay it. True like. Clowns were fine. People like them. That's why when we look back at like our parents at birthday parties when they were little and we're like. What does that thing like? No people liked clowns. Then they were, they were not. Is this source of fear that they are today? It seems but Yeah No. I send that article out. Probably like a couple times a year to people. Yes, I remember using sites great site fabulous site. Shadow to collectors. Anyway back to cards, please. The cards that we use that. We think of as playing cards especially here in North America, but also most most card games at this point used what are called the French suited cards, so there are four suits, hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. Each suit usually has three picture cards. Those face cards the King Queen and Jack, and then numeral cards from ace, all the way to ten some packs that like special have like fewer or different numerals pursuit, but when we talk about French suited cards a fifty two card deck. That's this is where we're heading. So the graphic symbols that's the hearts, diamonds clubs spades. They're called pips. Like you just like on a die, like all the dots on a diet. On a pair of dice or a single diet, they're called pips as well so the letter or number that you see in the top corner of Card, is called an index, so that players can identify their cards without having to spread them so widely as to risk exposure of their cards to opponents. Oh, that makes a Lotta Sense. and, though French suited cards are again. They're the most common playing cards that are used internationally. There are a lot of countries or regions that use their own regional cards that are preferred many games, but none of those have fifty two cards like when you're talking to fifty hardback. It's a French suited pack. And they almost always come with at least additional special cards, nowadays again called a joker, the long any suit. And they are required for some games and some games that use jokers require them to be distinguishable from one another, so in a lot of modern packs. The jokers are printed in different colors. You might have one that's red and when this blacker when the? Plane and one that's colored where they're given different pictures.

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"superfund" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Now threaten a dell Superfund site and downstream communities the to the Boise river crested in Dallas hometown of Midland Wednesday that just over thirty five feet about three feet under what officials previously forecasted the city could end up under nine feet of water Debra Dodd with consumer energy tells WJRT Edward county is one of our hardest hit areas there's been significant flooding I understand there's been about fifty streets that are actually closed to traffic as a result of the flooding hydroelectric dam that failed to hold back floodwaters this week in Michigan was the target of lengthy investigations by federal regulators to revoke the facility's license over safety violations two years ago also it has reduced icon the trump administration is stepping up its harsh rhetoric against China in a new twenty page report the trump White House issues a broad scale attack on Beijing's predatory economic policies of military buildup disinformation campaigns and human rights violations it's release comes as the president has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with China's handling of the corona virus outbreak Mr trump often praises his personal relationship with the Chinese president but he also hopes the strong rhetoric will resonate with voters heading into the twenty twenty election Greg Clugston Washington North Carolina governor Roy Cooper says his state will move to phase two of its reopening planned on Friday but with caution while I am lifting the stay at home order we are shifting to a safer at home recommendation and that's especially important for vulnerable people who are at risk for more severe illness teleworking when.

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"superfund" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"There's a whole it is as all right what is this is I I'm I want he eventually after that senator no one is allowed to increase their missions under armed forces discretion policy so the printer's your question is incorrect and I'm Forsman staff have been very busy since March sixteenth we have opened fifty two criminal enforcement cases we've charged ten defendants we've concluded a hundred and twenty two civil enforcement actions we've initiated another hundred and fifteen civil enforcement actions we secure twenty one and a half million dollars in Superfund response commitments we've built more than twenty million and Superfund oversight costs we retain commitments from parties for clean up of sixty eight thousand cubic yards of contaminated soil and water all since March sixteenth no one anywhere in this country is allowed to increase their missions under armed forces discretion the enforcement discretion policy only goes to routine reporting mechanisms that they have to comply with and that is and we had an issue that because we regulate over one point one million facilities across the country and many of those facilities have been shut down and they do not have the staff on hand to submit their reports to us they still have to submit their reports it's just if they if if because of Kroger nineteen they are have to be late then they have to cite why they were late when they submit the reports to us but no one is allowed to increase their emissions and if they do as I just said fifty two criminal Forsman cases hundred twenty two civil actions since March sixteenth so no one is off the hook on environmental enforcement in this country what.

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Mindfulness for Children With Kamala Alcantara

Live Happy Now

06:53 min | 1 year ago

Mindfulness for Children With Kamala Alcantara

"Good day and welcome to episode two hundred sixty one of live happy now. This is Paul thanking you for joining us again. This week most of us are aware already of how important it is to be able to use tools like mindfulness and meditation to help Create Intercom. But it's tough as it is for adults master. Imagine what it's like for a child. This week's yet has created a way to teach children things like meditation. Mindfulness Yoga and more with the help of some very cute. Ninja bunnies camelot. All Kante is co founder and chief content officer of Ninja focus an APP that helps young children learn breathing techniques. Mindfulness emotional regulation and a lot. More her goal is to help. Strengthen families and motivate children to be kinder were compassionate and happier. Let's hear how Ninja Focus can help them? Do that camelot. Thank you so much for coming on. Live happy now today. Thank you for having me. What you've created is simply amazing and I'm really excited for people to hear about this APP and see what all it can do. Can you kind of start off by talking about your intention behind creating Ninja Focus? Yes of course. Ninja focus as maybe base. Had seen is a mindfulness platform for kids. And we're really targeting. The critical ages of three to ten up to twelve in you know. I'm a huge mindfulness advocate. Because if it's beautiful restorative effects and I was seeing in schools and in homes for my friends in for my family. People who are parents didn't have an effective way to really teach their kids about. Mindfulness and mindfulness is extremely inclusive. Practice if you can you can practice. Mindfulness it's important. That young kids learn to practice mindfulness. Because it's an easy way to help them. Learn to focus on their own by paying attention to their breasts and understanding how to be present observing their own emotions in the moment that way. They're better equipped to respond in a way that's more productive and less emotional when they're feeling things that they don't want to feel and I was seeing APPs that we're taking kids and teaching them how to sleep and Yoga APPs for kids but I couldn't find a holistic platform that could teach kids about mindful eating and compassion and self esteem and really learning. What mindfulness is how they can control their breasts to reduce their stress and anxiety and I wanted to create something super superfund and focused on kids. Where kids could actually pick up the APP or their parents get hand over the tablet and would be healthy screen time. That kids could understand how to navigate the APP and so we built this beautiful cute little Ninja Bunny Mascot and I looked up what the most popular animals were. Kids love animals and also Ninjas so I thought the idea of Ninja bunny and wind ninjas mainly because Ninjas have to focus their silent and they have to pay attention to their surroundings in order to do their job effectively and so kids were able to easily relate to a Ninja so when kids go into the APP. They're able to just pick an emotion. Like how are you feeling today and offered you know if they pick angry? They're offered a guided meditation. That six straight to them about how they're feeling and in a language that's easy for young kids to understand and let me say that that is something that really impressed me about it because you have that whole component of teaching children to identify what they're feeling because I mean sometimes as adults. We haven't even learned how to do that. That you immediately have to start thinking okay. My board and my sad emma which of these things am. I really brilliantly don. How did you come up? With a way to customize it for these different ages because that's what's coral too when you go on there and you can choose the age range that you're in. This is really a a custom tailored experience for each child. Yeah so you know. I was a teacher previously in worked with young children in various capacities whether it be in community service or teaching them yoga or meditation and with kids. The ability to customize is really important especially for their development and so when I was figuring out what the content would look like how kids would consume it. What do I do? I actually called in kids. I called I called appearance. We had one two three hour sessions with individual families in these kids through the different drawings we had at the time and we had a prototype of the APP and so the APP actually looks completely a lot different and when we had input from the kids it really shapes their experience so the APP itself was driven by kids and so the design is set that if a child is under the age of six we noticed in our trials and we're doing research that that age group. Kinda press things so when baby are under six. They're taken to a screen in the APP. Which just a world of. Yoga falls and mindfulness mountains. Meditation rocks in so they're able to just click in explore in find out what they like in for the older kids who kind of understand emotion at that time they are taken directly to the Harry. Feeling screen where they're able to pick how they're feeling in that moment in choose content that is relevant towards how they are feeling and so. That's that's what we did. I ask kids as a kid. You tell me this is for you. This is improving. So that's that's sort of how as directed in its so adorable. We're the artwork. Come FROM SO. It was the work of a team. A design team and we had a lot of kids their input as well and when it comes down to it what I did was we ran a contest on nine designs and we had like a hundred and thirty expert designers submitted these bunny designs and I literally told him. I just WanNa Ninja Bundy. That's cute kids and so we narrowed it down to the top three actually. Open it up to kids that taught in Spain kids. I taught in Phoenix and I. I sent it out on facebook and we had kids choose which money they liked. The most and so kids chose the bunny and sort of the world. An animation Ms Secret Gamer myself. And so I put together a lot of different game designs in looked at what was working for kids and what wasn't working in sort of just drew out this world to designers and they made it happen.

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"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

10:49 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"Welcome back hope. You enjoyed wipe them all to death. The State Trauma Hill. Hope you enjoyed. Wipe them all the Duffner. Did you ask the question? The Game Sisa Crusaders covered by creep. Who a person who I have not heard of until today but I have been listening to his music all day because it's really really good. That's fun right like when you're looking for you're looking for music for the show and then suddenly you find an RC. You've never heard before And he fall down this rabbit hole of like discovering all this guy's music and the beautiful thing about the way we do our show at the topics and such is that it's usually a lot of times. It's those underappreciated. Games covers into filling the void. Like how many people have covered toxic crusaders wager not a ton. Yeah how many people will remember toxic crusaders video game like about is like Taza Crusaders. The property is still boggles my mind because frady body who's old enough to remember the toxic. Avenger which the toxic crusaders spawned from was a very weird gross out movie. That was not meant for kids by any sense of the word so the fact is so instead what we should do. Take this late teen early adult more. So early adult movie turned into a children's cartoon show Tosca venture will call the Crusaders. Now have a bunch of friends and it'll be a hero and then of course from that spawned the video game. Toseh- Crusaders Man Such a weird concept for thing but I feel like this is a great a great thing for a refund episode. Given that he himself was a person who is imbued super. As he wasn't given super he just became stronger he was a janitor who got dumped toxic. Waste Vang and he developed no bowers. He just here same strong. Here's the one of the greatest overviews on wikipedia. I'll just read this real quick. So prior to toxic Crusaders cartoons based on R rated films had been attempted by programs like Rambo but however the content of the toxic adventure films was arguably more controversial than any of those featuring strong sexual content in addition to intense violence. Yes it did. It was created by the new york-based Company Trauma which company is famous for a super low budget. Classic films like Chopper Chicks Zombie Town. The class of NUKEM high. I remember Nukem High Surging. Kabuki man and NYPD. The animated toxic crusaders departed significantly from its live action source. That's just insane. That's an understatement departed. So it's still weird and grotesque but like they're like they're fighting bad guys and it's so strange it's such it's also like a place in time where like cartoons of that era were all about like captain planet and cleaning up the environment like say as eternal wondering. I look into it again but I'm wondering even with toxic crusaders ended up going for. It was like him biting like ECO. Villain all the villains were polluters. Oh cool where the talks from the planet. Smoggy La Taza Crusaders know the the villain from smoggy Ella Mercer Rug Smart. You are more information on our bonus round can be found at rhythm and PIXELS DOT com. Or you have links to all their band camps and soundcloud you two pages lied up the smoke pipes and MS produced it made in China. Smart you thanks for joining us on episode twenty two dash two of rhythm and Pixels Superfund the Superfund tell you rob is going to have to come up with one now yeah. I'm not sure if it's ever going to truly worked but I'm curious if he come up with a topic the next we'll totally just screw up. What are you visit? I what he was thinking. This week is our geos done what they are. Edges differ. Because I can't misconstrue are geologist. Won't know what the Heck of looking for all right. I'll come up with something for next week. We'll call it. We'll have a guest but I'll come up with some for actually okay. That sound good. I think that's a great coal. I think that's good but I gotta say there is funny because not only. Did we have an episode where chemical plant was played but we had an episode where chemical plant was played but it wasn't the chemical plant so technically we still have yet to play chemical place so true all the show. Wow I guess that's true. We didn't play traditional version. We played the generations version. Well if you want to hear chemical plant zone email pernell you can email him at a pixels at hotmail dot com if you want more information about our show full track listing and access to Oliver episodes why we haven't played chemical place all that information. Go to the website pixels DOC Actually on our podcast feed. If you're listening to this on spotify or on apple podcast or wherever only the last one hundred and fifty episodes are available. 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"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

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"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

09:44 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

06:29 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"Superfund this is yeah. This is your Jimbo. Is Your superfund up. All of the monsters. Just give them enough. Money is a contest of aons the summoned beast battle from final fantasy ten this is the HD remastered version and it's composed by junior McConnell. This is a wonderful tune. Actually as he said that I don't remember from the game I haven't played for ten. This sounds really. It's really different from from the original original town. So maybe that's probably why you don't recognize it. Okay but you only encounter this like maybe in the game proper. Maybe two or three times if you start to go for The hidden which would be Ama- and Jimbo definitely went for animal. I did animal. Pharma's done okay. Then you then. When I stopped going forward you'll Jimbo is okay. It's been a lot easier if you went after the end but The mega sisters do do the do the bug sisters I did. You would have done this Times because you have to fight you have to fight. They were asking one of my favorite hidden bosses in the game in a long time. They're really cool. So at the very very end of final fantasy ten in the European version and then what they brought over into each master is the dark aons so the idea. Is that the very very end. Final fantasy ten. You've killed you've essentially killed. God has trained her whole life to sacrifice herself to stop sin from destroying the world year over and over and over again and then of course Titus Titas comes in is like come on. Let's do our own thing. And they think there has to be a better way So instead of sacrificing herself she kills the God and suddenly sin is just going to run rampant. Destroy the world But of course we know that there's a whole thing with titus who sent his and the reality of the reality of it so this is the end of the game. I'm sorry there's a little bit spoilers here but not really because of the game is sold. Enjoy it sport the statute of limitations spores over. So if you think about it. The entire world is hyper religious because of the fear of send destroying them right. Uh-huh all around the the The religion of Yemen so is the whole concept of the dark dark is asking them trying to punish her for going against the grain. Yes what they're doing. They've summoned their own aons to fight her the summoner so they like the dark an so when you go back to revisit the other temples. They're protecting the temples. Oh cool and there's a lot of hidden items you need to get like the bonus content that are if you don't know it are suddenly blocked by these these ants. So if you try to go into these these other areas like backtrack southern waiting for you. These these these these whole is whole cut scenes. Open up of these people coming out and be like you. You're a traitor. They fight you. It's crazy hard as sounds. Awesome to me so for me. The Way to do is go. Jimbo you give him a NUFF MONEY. You take care of everything he has this one move that it doesn't matter what the bosses in the game any boss in the game even like the any kills bosses with you kills everything one shot ahead comes clean off even so that's just brakes it but is it that much money. I guess why it still doesn't quite break you so this is one of the things in Fan. This is such a foul fantasy thing to do where. There's a hidden all these hidden variables in the system of Yo Jimbo's His he call it his relationship status to How often do you use them? If you bring him out and he don't fight you'll lose points if you bring them out and you don't give them enough money and he gets hit. You'll lose points if you bring them out. He gets killed. That comes you. Summon monsters just to absorb hits. Yeah Jimbo. He hates him for it and he lose points but you use them and kill things eventually. It's a lot cheaper. Oh so he gets you discounts. You start to be like okay. Give Him like maybe twenty thousand and he'll do the new for you so basically you just run rapid over all the dark just with him. I did that a couple of times I had to. It's yes so yeah you just bring him out and Jimbo pay to win literally paid a win. Yeah that's the job without fantasy ten after a point it's just pay to win. You get money and like he just cleaned up the game for eight a women before. It was actually a thing because again Kim before pay to win was a contest okay. I think I'm done talking about lineup as the podcast forever. Two weeks from now has fast. Ted Guys Know Ball stopped me. I'm dying I'm not so far. Push right you ride them towns. Shut your mouth bass. I love. I'm not going to dodge lightning bolts. I am not GonNa Platelets Bong. Yeah you will. I'm don next anniversary you guys are going to be on a plan blissful. Just like you do every no. She wouldn't watch me into football. Couldn't do it. She's like rob you do it for me. She does. She has a breaking out of that stuff. Yeah it was too too too boring to trim monotonous. It's just monotonous the trauma. Once he went to get the hang of it. I can see why people enjoyed it though right. I mean I can see why people enjoy you know rubbing paint off more Disney. I want to the superfund massive amounts of money you chuckle at the fact that this is pretty interesting. Choice for word superfluids Iraq. I hate that I hate. Okay all right I gotTA DIG IT I. So what's your what's your next. What's your next theme for Superfund? I'M GONNA take reach year because I'd rather play this track from the same game and I really was going to play the one. I didn't WanNA play so much. Is it the toxic avengers for no? Yes no I I have to do. The legit I gotta be authentic trek another time all right I. I don't know what the other one is now. This track comes from the game. Zombies ATE my neighbors okay and it is called. I mean I didn't really have true name. Because the lowest he didn't have named tracks Razek stage. Whatever or something like that. Yeah but this track originally plays on the level of first place in the level called weird kids on the block which is state five or something and is composed by Joe McDermott.

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"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

09:30 min | 1 year ago

"superfund" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

"Lana to now I played was finding all this cool stuff getting excited and they hit a plumber. The heck do I do now. I've done everything I'm supposed to do and I'm stuck and it turns out that's when the real puzzle solving started. I had to get down a dirty look at my notes. I got a squad between two jars and this this happens Oh crap now in the entire world flipped upside down. I gotTA walk. Wow the whole game changed. Its heavy man. It was heavy. But it's it's not for the faint of heart but if you're open for that challenge is worth your time and keep in mind of course for those who this is too much the game has been sold quote unquote. So if you ever just genuinely quit you could find. You can find answers. So they're out there but I think the fun as far as you get. It's got me interested. I've been really into puzzles lately. so My Wife my wife. Christie has been getting into a lot of mobile Puzzle Games I it was like Jigsaw puzzle stuff and last last year the year before that she was doing those like Find Him Puzzles. You know the salon the object on the object stuff those get really bizarre would like stories and stuff but then she started playing this one game and she's like rob is came is amazing. It's like Sudoku but it's not. She's playing picks. Pick Cross pickers great. There's so many different. Pick Cross Games on mobile now. I've never played them before. I've just got to pick cross game whereas US called murder by numbers. Basically the music is done by the guy he did. The Music for Phoenix Phoenix Games. I don't know kidding and your say your detective working in like a Hollywood esque environment working together with a robot solve murders and all the evidence and all that stuff is pick cross puzzles. It is fun man. I've never played them before until now I started playing that and then consequently read the exact same time someone on my Facebook List Dia Y A he's a chip tune artist amazing shipping artist and he was like. Hey you know Konami just relaxed release called Pixel Puzzle. Okay and what it is. It's a whole bunch of classic like Super Classic. Konami Games Pictures up from those games with classic music and arrangements. I playing in the background. It's amazing it's so so good in every once on you've got the committee boss a hard stage so I've been playing a lot of cross recently picked so many pick Ross Games out there to shame. Hong. I'm puzzles again loves it. Okay I'm I'M A. I was obsessed with. Eric's Yeah I was and that's when I realized that I don't like to compete. I just WANNA play but like if I'm especially if I'm traveling. I play a lot of superior and now Mike. Pick Cross jam now. I love it. I play pick Ross Pixel links a big fan of Pixel links and Just like I said feeling while Milan. Solving Exploration Puzzles I've been playing Mystic Vale. Which actually I guess that reveal. Come out this is the Kardam game. Yeah there's a digital version. Oh okay well this week has the fun thing about the card games the cards actually like kind of overlay each other and while I'll admit that the video game clearly loses something in translation. But I've said that with most board game it's true board game is like moving things around planning plotting. And and in the case of Mystic Vale La the Fund is seeing all the cars and the table picking it up an se slotting into the car. And then you're reshuffling and putting the cars down feeling that Carter turning like this thick cord. Mris stuffing here. He was a power cord like it loses it But as an alternative to buy a more expensive physical game yeah and as a means to play a game. You don't have multi-player available to you. Typically it's still good as great implementation is just if I had to choose if I had the choice between playing. A physical version with friends and playing the digital version was ferns. I'd take physical any day of the week. Yeah I'm with you man like We were we played safe. Game is enormous There are so many choices and decisions to make and you and me and Christie. Were like fighting hardcore. We just learned the game. We were already like at each other's throats I can't I could see that game being a video game CBA easily easily but I wouldn't want it won't be nearly as enjoyable instead of looking as he leading forward looking over the board instead. You just moving a cursor scroll around the board. Is it a feeling the giant Mech going on the board like the computer? Just plop them down for you like it's sitting next to you and my wife and like talking to each other and laughing and strategizing and and as you're making a move on like oh we small about and then I was there something on video you can't you can't you. Can't have that experience really putting the Peacedale and as you're doing it you catch somebody excoriate. Smart. They know you're making. They know that you're making a move that benefits them. Wait back down to like poker face you know. You can't be like okay. I have to maintain composure. But they're making a horrible mistake without realizing it. I love that about board games. A I keep thinking we can do like a whole board game podcast because he plays so much is the I agree but we could also do live streaming video games or so so much we can do if we just had time and I knew anything. Put Her jobson. Just do this if he could pay my bills. I would do it if you want to. Pay Our bills email us at rhythm and pixels at hotmail and tell us what some of our salaries you'd be willing to pay because if we were like twenty years younger. This is what we be doing. Oh yeah this is. GonNa be all a part of me. That would feel almost scared about that. 'cause I could picture myself playing a board game against you or something and it has had like twenty fifty people writing is like that was the Domus move you if I was playing that game our move the peace with the Internet. We when we were just won't do that now. We were males. We can just delete those. They've got so bad but But we couldn't have done anything with the Internet that we had I was I. Dreaming wasn't a thing back now. I think all of my Internet came for my dreamcast. Because I didn't have a computer. It was just my dreamcast. Think about Oh wow yeah. That browser was rough too. I know worked but it was rough. It worked I connected to earthlink earthly okay. We should probably like started on. This is turning like last week. I love how this is. This could have been the PRI the patriotic preamble but at the same time a little bit of mccollum. Preamble about our about neighborhood. We tell you Patriot if you're a Patriot number. Patriot dot com slash than pixels. You get a prequel episode day before these episodes are released. So they're on the be released on Tuesdays and it's just me catching up with guest like hanging out and like sort of like. Minson mentioned the the chicken or flashing the paint or surfing to curl. Holidays are horrible tube in Tube in the. We're like we're just like getting it's like it's like sometimes you can't just turn it on and start talking you have to like start talking and then turn it on There's a whole thing. There's there's a whole series There's a I said we're GONNA start the show but I'm not going to. A whole thing is a whole network. Podcasts called Ear Wolf Okay. It's It's a lot of like stand up acts a lot like stand up comics and stuff doing their own thing okay. there's a lot of really famous really really popular podcasts. On Ear Wolf and with the like to do is they can do a cold open. Where they just turned the microphones on halfway through them talking at the smart way to actually into Diallo and then they actually introduced the show five or ten minutes in to do it. Is You get a lot of candidates with US too? 'cause I'm not really thinking about scrambled hamble. It's kind of a gimmick though that they're they're going to do so I would never WanNa do it here but every once in a while. I kind of like to leave stuff and just because it's like. Hey we're having fun. And Yeah if you if you turn it in. It's like hey you're hanging out with us too because you are hanging out with us to as right. So maybe maybe maybe like your home for a while and you need some like company like we're here doing it to hear about those things like the occasional normal life things like you know burning the quiche or slipping on the floor while mopping right or my dog chewing up my homework exactly all these things human human things all right so I asked you this morning. What is our topic again and you said Superfund Super Fund yes because it's a very large funding of something but that's not what you thought. I was thinking government now. You weren't I did. I did and guess what lies in even numbered episodes my first track. It's well some of it is my first track from Sim city for the Super. Nintendo this the budgeting theme as your budgeting your cleanup and also your city and when we come back in. Oh we're going to talk about that because you just try to sneak by then you do that city. This is the first track I picked today. Description boost by Sawyer. Ohka you know that's my girl. That's my girls. Sorby Toca we got so. I can't wait to come back and cart come on wings. Come on superfund. We'll talk about. We come all right. These judges talk about superfund the budgeting theme.

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Ed's Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

10:36 min | 1 year ago

Ed's Coming Out Story

"Ed so far. So now he's the editor in chief of mine about world. Gay Travel magazine well. He grew up in Boston. I interviewed him in a coffee shop in New York City. Just in case you're wondering what the background noise was. Well I think like a lot of people I probably questioned it. When I was quite young I remember at age. Five in six thinking. Oh I'm a little different from other people. I like dolls. I like things that my either boys don't seem to like so. I kind of started questioning things early early on. Did you worry about it at age or did you just sort of go with it with adult playing? I did actually worry about it. I thought about it and I think you have to think about at age. Five or six someone. Having to consider such job ponders weighty essential question. What does it duty at neurons right. I mean I think kind of in it probably helps hurts. I think it hurts gay. People in some ways it makes can make them neurotic but I think it helps gay people in the sense that you're firing synopsis that you probably normally wouldn't use for ten twenty years really so gay people having to think okay do do. Why hide this? Imagine at age five or six thinking I think I have to hide this from people. I know the only people like my parents like so you start thinking about gays in their ability to lend in act you know. Be Creative around how they present themselves. I just think I mean it's a long answer to question but yeah I did think about it quite a bit when I was younger and I kind of knew that it was quite wrong or wouldn't be accepted. So did you modify your behavior. Then did you try not play with dolls. Yeah I mean I. There was a moment I know I remember when I felt free and I was just doing whatever I wanted. And whether it was playing with dolls hanging out with girls whatever and just but then I realized that people askance at that so I had to modify behavior so yeah very early on. I joined every sport imaginable that my parents wanted me to join basketball baseball football and I happened to be good at a lot of them. Unfortunately so I was stuck in there every time I want to quit. The coach would call that kind of thing so it was kind of annoying in that sense but yeah I kind of tried to blend in as much as I could the other problem or maybe curse and blessing that I was always ahead of all my other peers in school in my grade so might have five brothers and sisters all of whom have multiple degrees written books. All this has happened so very smart group of people but even in that group I excelled beyond a lot of people. They weren't necessarily criticizing me for being effeminate or gay or but it was a little bit of like you know you gotta you got one hundred years. Smart TEACHER'S PET. Everyone likes you know so. I I think I suffered more because of the perceived intellectual superiority either already being bullied. Yeah never bullet was actually never bully knock on wood. I had muscle in my feeling like the free brought through straight brothers and two sisters and everyone there was never any bullying of any one of US really. We all went to a tiny little small Catholic school so I had the same twenty five fellow students more or less for eight years so in that environment. You people aren't allowed to bully are believed. It just doesn't happen. The nuns were very strict. So Luckily I've avoided all that okay. But this isn't boasted Ryan and matching. That's quite a fairly progressive city. Yeah yes and no I mean at the time especially I you know. I'm fifty now so that was quite a while ago and Boston has had deserved reputation for being super racist especially the Irish against every other every everyone else and there was a cover of Time magazine. Were like there was like this terrible bussing. Incident were blacks. Were being bussed into white neighborhoods and there was a huge from revolt by white people against it was pretty ugly. So Boston has a really strong history of Ugly racism and homophobia alongside there's the intellectual aspect of educational systems the progressive women who were early supporters of suffrage or the Boston. A revolution took place in part in Boston. So there's always those strains and when you think about gay marriage the first place gay marriages was permitted legally permitted was Massachusetts right. And you think Oh. That's a progressive. Not really it's actually kind of conservative. Marriage is a conservative institution so in a weird way. Massachusetts is progressive and conservative at the same time. It's hard to describe so gay people gay people who would walk around like. Oh yes my partner. And I we live in the south and we have a place in providence hand and we have a car and we have a dog and this is the perfect light so it was almost as that precipice heterosexuality but in reality a lot of times. Those perfect relationships weren't so perfect. So there's this attitude that you have to appear to others how you want to be perceived that doesn't happen in New York and San Francisco and other places so Boston is unique in that sense. So what was your personal coming out like? They must be the time when you thought I can't hide this any longer. I'm GONNA tell people. Yeah absolutely so I was saying earlier. I've had having five brothers and sisters in shoe parents and living abroad and doing all of a sudden I've had a long series of coming coming out and I think you just keep coming through your whole life. You sitting on an airplane in the past. The guy next to you is like what do you do is like on the editor in Chief of a gay travel magazine? You've just come out so I just roll my eyes. I get my business card. It's like Oh my God. Can I not escape this but but I was in college? I went to Harvard College and it was a very supportive environment even though in the eighties. It wasn't that supportive outside. I was in a bubble. I didn't really. I don't think I realized that came to my friends and a lot of people were coming out at that point in the eighties and so it was very quickly accepted and I came up to my sister. And she's like you're the second person who came up to me this week. Our best friend came up to her that that same week and so he and I ended up dating and she was so pissed off but so a lot of weird like it was completely fine but then after I left college I moved to France and it wasn't that accepted there my partner. His grandmother really hated me because she thought corrupted her son because she was old fashioned and my parents didn't councils much later. My brothers and sisters. I waited until they were a certain age and maturity level and I came up one after the next five to ten years. Much more five say didn't communicate with each other. I'm sure they did. I'm sure they all my direct coming out to them. I thought that was important to do for each one of them so I try to do that. And then you know my first job. The one of the bosses was gay so that was kind of easy for me to come out so the first one is in college when I kind of just I remember being in the shower and just thinking i. I've tried to date. Girls just is not working had a girlfriend at the time. She was at Yale and she turned out to be less. Call to the gay man generator because she three guys she dated. I'll turn gay. I was like boy honey yet. Crank on the mound very funny but it was convenient for me to have a girlfriend in a different city right. I mean obviously so I just thought it was very intellectual the way it did it was like it was like a switch was flipped flicked a switch. And that's it I'm gay and that's kind of how I I don't I deal with things you know. That's how it happened so revelatory moment in the shower that's like. What were you doing in the shower contemplating my life and I was like you know happy doing really well at Harvard. Had A lotta great friends but fundamentally unhappy well why well there was a disconnect between the person I was and then the person I was everyone else I wasn't signed. No one knew that person inside I thought and I thought well I want to bridge those differences. I want my friends who are so amazing so supportive to also know this part about me and it was maybe a little bit easier because I two friends who are just like shoe forward out ballsy gay guys just unapologetically gay and I liked that unapologetic aspect of it. I was talking to kind of had to apologize for being gay. But they kind of taught me. And this one William from Iowa from a small town Iowa like population five thousand a rural community but his parents are super progressive so he came up when he was wow to them in Iowa and they supported him when he was my friend in college. I thought if he can do it. I can do it in Boston at Harvard and Cambridge Massachusetts. For God's sake so. He was like one of my role models in the eighties to be gay and young in. Boston was a blast. The Club Scene. Superfund there were mixed men and women. Queer whatever. It was a really fun. Time to be gazed. So I gotTa Kinda got a lot of the fun and then of course AIDS kind of blew up everything but But it was a good moment for a while there so I felt supported and I felt like I could come out to a very positive reception and indeed. That was true. And then what about when you did confront So I I was living in France in Paris with my then partner for five years. The French guy and people visiting my sister Paris. My sister came back and said to my parents. Living with this guy. He's I think he's gay so they kind of out of me so I wrote a letter. It was like before emails. I wrote them a letter then when it came back to visit at Christmas. Confront me and my father was a funny super supportive away. He's Italian school because like my boss is gay. I you know he goes. I think people shouldn't be bullied. They shouldn't be discriminated against. I think it's terrible. I hear about a physical assault against gay people. I just didn't want in the family so it was a little bit of like the old fashioned Italian thing and my mother was just like you know the first word in AIDS is acquired. You can get you can get aids from anyone so she was more concerned for my health. And so I said I was overly intellectual with them and I didn't allow them really time to kind of catch up but I basically had my responses prepared for both but that was how it came out thirty years later. Whatever it is if they are the most unbelievable supportive you can possibly imagine. What was it like sitting down writing that letter? It was hard I mean. I knew that they loved Jerome. And so I knew that the thing about being anti-gay was very kind of general but the specific aspect of it. They really liked Jerome. And so when my father said when we really liked and he goes we don't want people in the house is to be set aside. I said well you don't want out every single one of my friends that they had invited to the house. I said you don't want Sabrina. Don't want Richard. You don't want Chris you don't want and I just made this whole long list. Said you don't want any of them back in the House. And they think they knew that it was ridiculous to say that they didn't want them in hospice. They really like these people but yeah the letter was hard to write. But it's actually easier to write a letter in some ways to talk to someone in person it's going to go and then you wait for the bombshell to happen. You wait for the response so it was interesting. It wasn't an email wasn't like quick. It was a couple of weeks had passed so good. Oh that's a good question. I should ask them. God bless them. They'RE IN THEIR LATE EIGHTIES. Kick in the doing great so yeah frame someone. I know I think they probably ripped it up and burn but they. They're interesting if a gay bashing occurred in. New York my dad call me making sure I was okay of course but also just to say you know express his revulsion towards that and his the horror that they felt about that you know they're really incredibly supportive.

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Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup

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Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup

"Tom other president trump calling for slashing funding for the country's Superfund hazardous waste cleanup sets even as the trump administration build up the biggest backlog in years in unfunded toxic waste site cleanups around the country his budget proposal today call for two hundred thirteen million dollars less funding for the popular four decade old Superfund

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"superfund" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:54 min | 2 years ago

"superfund" Discussed on AP News

"According to recent figures released by the EPA there were 34 Superfund cleanup sites that were funded in 2019 that's about 3 times the average number from 1 Barack Obama was president the unfunded projects are in 17 states importer Rico to former EPA officials are critical of the backlog and the steady or dropping numbers of clean up projects completed Elizabeth Sutherland who worked for 30 years and EPA before retiring in 2017 calls a backlog detrimental Judy thank who is president Obama's northeast regional administrator says the increasing number of unfunded sites as a regulatory failure to McGuire Washington

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"superfund" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"superfund" Discussed on AP News

"The Superfund cleanup of pollution from decades of smelter operations in anaconda came across the potentially toxic souvenirs for sale but the city's chamber of commerce the Associated Press is the slag contain small amounts of arsenic and lead the chambers executive directors as the EPA asked them to stop selling the Black Flag in a resealable bag and gave them some alternatives an endangered squirrel subspecies in southeastern Arizona is fighting its way back after much of its mountain habitat was burned by a twenty seventeen wild fire the Arizona game and fish department says the mount Graham red squirrels population is stabilizing with a four percent increase recorded in September according to the department the population peaked at about five hundred fifty in the late nineteen nineties before the twenty seventeen wild fire the population range between two hundred and three hundred wildlife specialists say the results are encouraging but a lot of work is left to help protect the squirrel population the squirrels found only in upper elevation con for force of the paneling you'll mountains the rams focus on the run in a win over the bears as mark Myers reports Los Angeles ground out as seventeen seven win against Chicago in Sunday night football quarterback Jared Goff completed only eleven passes for a hundred seventy three yards but said afterwards it's not the stats that matter I I I don't care how many times a throw the ball on the times we run the ball on the completion of times yards touchdowns interceptions the way that game went the way that we fought in the way that we continue to fight all into and that last drive the way that that exemplifies I think it's it's up there and in the top of my head is one of my favorite ones around Todd Gurley in Malcom brown ran for Ellie touchdowns the wind helps keep the rams in playoff contention at six and four marked monitors Los Angeles you American hostage Kevin king a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan for three years it's just been freed he's a professor at the American University of Kabul.

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"superfund" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"superfund" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Focus on possible gang affiliations Jim rope on WMAL hand W. M. A. L. dot com a congressional watchdog agency reports the trump administration's reluctance to acknowledge global warming is to tearing efforts to safeguard Superfund site the report says climate change could cause more damage than coastal flooding in that at least sixty percent of U. S. Superfund sites are vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change we've learned recently that rap artist and Kardashian husband Kanye west has become spiritual that does not apparently mean he's become humble performing before thousands at a Houston church Sunday con you said now the greatest artists they got as ever existed a treat it is now working for him shoppers were paying up to two hundred fifty dollars to see Connie a thing in church yesterday checking your money the Dow opens at twenty eight thousand five the nasdaq eighty five forty one in sports sponsored by right at home the Redskins fall to one and nine on the year following the jets thirty four seventeen quarterback Wayne Haskins through two touchdowns only after the skin spotted the jets to thirty one point lead how it how did he assesses performance okay wasn't good enough then with just up the road the raven to the other end of the spectrum they question the Texans Sunday night football the rams beat the bears the wizards fall the magic up next traffic and weather is mornings on the mall continues on one oh five point nine FM WMAL for seniors the best care is the right care from right at home providing customized care to fit each client's needs from light housekeeping and companionship to Alzheimer's care learn more about right at home.

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"superfund" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"superfund" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Of a Superfund site in Attleboro is expected to continue for years to come they've been cleaning up the contaminated area around the old Walton and lawns very chrome plant for nearly a decade residents are now finding out it could be another three to six years before the work is complete for years the plant dumped a toxic form of chromium into nearby swap plans and the chemical has seeped into the ground water mayor Paul hero says the EPA still has a lot of work to do we have to remove the contaminated soil we also have to trap the underground water ways with chromium is being carried to I asked a question last week when I met with the E. P. A. N. D. E. P. the question was when can we expect to this area to be just as safe as anywhere else and they said that's gonna probably be hundreds fears there have been several cases of cancer in the neighborhood but no one can link to cancer to the chemical Kevin Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston's newsradio eight nineteen little bit of sunshine in Boston seventy three degrees already to the mid eighties and rain later on today more moves from drugstore giant wall greens as it continues to tighten its belt store chain Walgreens plans to close two hundred stores in the US the closing stores represent less than three percent of the chain's nearly ninety six hundred US stores the company says the closings are part of its previously announced plan to trim costs in June Walgreens reported a twenty four percent decline in quarterly net income and also predicted annual earnings would be roughly flat compared to last year not the first time that Walgreens has clothes stores to get to the finish line some international locations have been shut down previously well this is something you don't see every day moose trouble in New Hampshire young bull moose taking a dip in a backyard swimming pool in Farmington homeowner said they knew something was wrong when the chickens artid squawking that's a good indication that something's not right right the moose managed to get himself out says police arrived in here something else you don't see every day a freak accident where lightning strikes listen to this a Florida woman is blaming lightning for blowing up for toilet Mary Lou ward says the bolt of lightning destroyed the septic tank cover port Charlotte home because the commode to shatter into hundreds of pieces of former telling her the lightning set off a chain of events that culminated in the methane gas in the septic system causing a massive blasts that ripped through the pipes ward says the good thing was no one was doing their business when the lighting it there were no injuries Jim Shannon the CBS me Boston for a living therefore please call the State Street thank long medical please WBZ thank you for getting our listeners to their destination thanks a lot thank you this.

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"superfund" Discussed on Millennial Money

Millennial Money

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"superfund" Discussed on Millennial Money

"We're driving somewhere Superfund, and we're not stuck in LA size traffic every morning thoughts. Good question. And it's a question that I think a lot of people have, and I don't know if I have any magical solutions or a magical formula for you. I know that it's tough and everybody manages their money a little bit differently. But I think important thing to remember is that your each coming into the marriage of the relationship with your own set of money views. So you however old you are you come with that many years of money stuff of lessons of subconscious and conscious decision making even values around money. How you think about money how you feel about money what you wanna do with your money. So you come locked and loaded with that information in sodas your partner. And while you're teething. And even when you're engaged even when you get married things could be wonderful and amazing the sex can be off. And it could be just like this. Great synergy. But then when it comes to money there so much. Wait around money in our lives. Whether we recognize it or not that it's just waiting for fights to erupt if you don't have some conversations around it. So I think the first thing is realizing that you each come with your own hundred pound bag of stuff around money. How you think about money how you deal with money, and that that's not a bad thing. It doesn't have to be a bad thing. But I think it it really requires that you have conversations around money and conversations not when you're fighting so conversations when you're calm, cool, and collected and asking person, how did you first or I should say what was your first lesson around money? That's a good one. That's a better way to put it. How did your parents deal with money?.

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