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899 People Got Expired Vaccine Doses at Times Square Site
"Hundreds of New Yorkers are learning. They got expired doses of the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine, the city's health department confirmed almost 900 people got expired shots at a pop up site in Times Square, and officials are now notifying those involved and telling them they need to get another shot as soon as
Fresh update on "times square" discussed on Common Sense with Bill O'Reilly
"Enrolling students on enrolling, not kicking him off campus, throwing him out of school and enrolling if you're not that axed So for 78 students have been On enrolled or resign from the school. And this is not going to end. All right, so college kids going to have to involve acts. They want to go to college. Else. You That's not brown. L issues, not a crazy left campus, or at least didn't used to be. San Francisco is nutty left as you can possibly gift in North America. Okay, So the mayor there London breed a woman. Okay. Well, she when dancing I guess over the weekend in an indoor nightclub. Uh, and she didn't have a mascot. Even though according to her city wide mandate, this is the mayor. Alright, masks must be worn inside. Everywhere. Unless you're actively eating a drinking, regardless of vaccination status, But this doesn't pertain to mayor Breed. Apparently, here's what she said. My drink was sitting at the table. I got up and started dancing because I was feeling the spirit and I wasn't thinking about a mask. I was thinking about having a good time. And in the process I was following the health orders. Feeling the spirit. Oh, Uh, people. San Francisco elected her I guess they felt the spirit to vote for her. So no mask for me. I was feeling the spirit. So the next time Some mandate pops up and you're Caught on the wrong side of it. You just tell the authorities you know, I was feeling the spirit just like Mayor. London Breed of San Francisco. Australia has the most severe lockdown in the world. Do you know that well, people aren't real happy with it as mass demonstrations over the weekend in Melbourne, second largest city in Australia. And, uh 235 people were arrested. 10 police officers hurt. And this is really getting intense. You can't even come out of your house. In some parts of Australia. Because of the covid lock to and now People are taking to the streets now that's going on in France for a while. But Australia not get out of control. Times Square in New York. They had an anti-vaxxer thing. Um, the world Freedom rally. But it was largely peaceful. No arrests, according to NYPD. Nobody hurt. That's good. I mean, look, you want to you want to demonstrate, just do it peacefully. We respect to sent here. Let me give you an update on the door. Um, report. First of all the durum investigation comes to a close unless it's extended. I don't think President Biden wants to extend this to you, but we'll see, but it's common to close one. Two indictments. I think he's got now, um The latest is a Democratic lawyer named Michael Sussman. Now I said last week. This isn't going to amount to much, but I could be wrong here. I've been looking into it. So this guy's 57 years old former federal prosecutor And he works for a law firm Perkins Coy. Okay? Perkins Oy was deeply involved in spreading allegations. The Donald Trump and his campaign. We're doing illegal things with Russia. Remember that? Perkins Coy was deeply involved with this. Now, Apparently Sussman. Was the guy who was coming up with a lot of this bogus Russia collusion stuff. But he told the FBI. Oh no, I wasn't working. On behalf of Perkins. Quiet time. I was just doing this as a private citizen. Well, now we have records that Sussman was building. Okay? And that money was going to purchase coy he was building and who was he building? Who is he sending the bills too? Could it be the Hillary Clinton campaign? Yes, it was. So what a dark Web we see. So durum special investigator and Scott, a guy who was building the Clinton campaign for accumulating dirt. On the phony Russian collusion thing Who in the Clinton campaign, you ask? Very good question. Robby Mook. The campaign manager was apparently involved Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director, and Jake Sullivan, who you now know as Biden's national security guy. He was involved allegedly as well. All three of them. Look, Palmieri Sullivan getting bogus dirt. From The Perkins coy lawyer, Michael Suspect Mm. So Me being a simple man. All I can assume is that the Hillary Clinton campaign Back in 2000 and 16 orchestrated this whole thing. I could be wrong. I'm not John Durham. I don't have two years and $30 million to investigate this, but that's what it looks like. Would say you, Hillary Clinton. Well, I didn't know anything about it. Surprise. Alright TJ six Rally in D. C. Nobody showed up. About 400 people. I It's not nobody but with all the publicity they got. Come on, according to Washington Post, foreign people showed up If you arrest the most serious, and one guy had a gun. In his car. So you got a knife on him, But nothing really happened. Okay, good. Border. Tomorrow. We're going to have a Big, uh, investigation? Yeah. On what's going on in southern border, but I'll update you now. So the worst thing is about 15,000 migrants or under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. They're going back and forth between U. S territory of Mexico. Many of them are Haitians. You know, if you're in Haiti, you don't want to be there and you want to come to USA So they've masked there and the mayor of Del Rio, Texas, as we can't handle it. Nobody can handle it. We got 15,000 human beings who's going to feed them where they're going to go to the bathroom. It's crazy. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is vacationing at his beach house and saying nothing and common Harris is in charge. She shouldn't go down. He's never gone down. She went to El Paso for a doughnut. And in split. Okay, So, uh, according to Border.
899 People Got Expired Vaccine Doses at Times Square Site
"Nearly nine hundred people in New York got expired vaccines eight hundred and ninety nine people who got the Pfizer vaccine at Times Square this month have been told that they need to get re vaccinated that's because local health officials say the covert nineteen shots that they got were expired vaccines were given at the former NFL experience building in Times Square between June fifth and June tenth the New York health department which has contacted everybody affected says they should schedule another visor shot as soon as possible the company that gave the shots apologize for the inconvenience they added there's no danger from the expired vaccine they received I'm Shelley Adler
Fresh update on "times square" discussed on Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
"At the table. I got up and started dancing. And because i was feeling the spirit and i wasn't thinking about a mass i was thinking about having a good time and in the process i was following the health orders. Feeling the spirit. People san francisco elected her. I guess they felt the spirit to vote for her. So no mass for feeling spirit. So the next time some mandate pops up and you're caught on the wrong side of it. You just tell the authorities. I was feeling the spirit just like mayor. London breed of san francisco. Australia has the most severe lockdown the world. Do you know that a lot of people are real happy with it and mass demonstrations over the weekend in melbourne second largest city in australia and uh two hundred thirty five people arrested ten police officers hurt and this is really getting intense. You can't even come out of your house in some parts of australia. Because of the cove lakhta and now people are taking to the streets. Now that's going on in france for awhile but australia of control times square in new york they had an anti vaccine thing the world freedom rally but it was largely peaceful. No arrests squirting nypd. Nobody hurt that's good. I mean look you want. You want to Demonstrate just do it peacefully. We respect to send here. Let me give you an update. On the durham report. First of all durham. Investigation comes to a close listen extended president biden. Wants to extend this to you. But we'll see but come into close one two indictments. I think he's got now. The latest is a democratic lawyer named michael sussman. I said last week. This isn't going to amount to much. But i could be wrong here. I've been looking into it. So this guy's fifty seven years old former federal prosecutor and he works for a law firm perkins koi okay perkins coy was deeply involved in spreading allegations the donald trump and his campaign. We're doing illegal things with russia member. That perkins coy was deeply involved with this now. Apparently sussman was the guy who was coming up with a lot of this bogus russia collusion stuff but he told the fbi. I no. i wasn't working on behalf of perkins coy at the time. I was just doing a private citizen. Well now we have records that sussman was billing okay and that money was going square. He was billing. And who was he. Billy who's sending the bills to could it be the hillary clinton campaign. Yes it was. So what a dark web we see. So durham special. Investigator has got a guy who was building. The clinton campaign for accumulating dirt on the phony russian collusion thing who in the clinton campaign. You ask very good question. Robby mook the campaign manager was apparently involved. Jennifer palmiero the communications director and jake sullivan. Who you now know is biden's national security guy. He was involved allegedly as well all three of them mook palmiero sullivan getting bogus dirt from the perkins koi lawyer. Michael suspects ooh so me being a simple man. All i consume is that the hillary clinton campaign back in two thousand sixteen orchestrated this whole thing. I could be wrong. I'm not john durham. I don't have two years and thirty million dollars to investigate this. But that's what it looks like. Say you hillary clinton annoying about it. The j. six rally in dc. Nobody showed up about four hundred. People is not nobody but with all the publicity got come on. According to wash impose foreign people showed up. And if you arrest the most one guy had a gun in his car so guy at a knife on him but nothing really happened. Okay good for border moral to have a big investigation on what's going on in southern border bell. Update you now. So the worst thing is about fifteen thousand migrants or under a bridge in del rio texas. They're going back and forth between us territory in mexico. Many of them are haitians. If you're in hating you don't wanna be there and you wanna come to usa so the mass there and the mayor of del rio texas is we can't handle it nobody can handle it. Got fifteen thousand human beings. Who's going to feed them where they're gonna go to the bathroom it's crazy. Meanwhile joe biden is bouquet. Shooting at us and saying nothing and common harris is in charge. she she didn't go down he's never gone down to you. Went to el paso for a donut and split okay so Escorting to border patrol chief ortiz. Since friday about thirty five hundred migrants have been booted out of that camp and flown back to their home country. Germany are cost to mu me so to flying about haiti or central america. Wherever they're playing. Go back wild. Joe biden as i said you know. I hope he have sunblock. There was a nice. I was on a beach. Sweet and nice. It was nice on a beach. Joe would you got to wear a hat and some block on all right phonies so i love this story. Who what's the most woke company in america. We're disney disney work. They won't even by tv programs for abc. The white people in charge there very woke. Okay so twenty. Five thousand employees president past are suing disney for better pay on their disney world and disneyland properties. But there's a woke dizzy. Why not just give them better pay. What after sue.
Ibram Kendi Is Wrong; Critical Race Theory Is Pro-Racist Training Than Anti-Racist Traininng
"He says something else in there. Besides, this is like anti racist training. It's on the Chiron in the train. If you watch it on video, I played it earlier on my the rumble version of my podcast. This is not anti racist training critical race theory. It is nothing to do with anti racism. It's pro racism. This is Orwellian language manipulation to make you believe. That teaching people to be racist through critical race theory is, in fact combating racism. It is one of the most bizarre dipsy do Flip Peru's I have ever seen in my life. It is a shell game. You know, the shell gave her play the shell game in Times Square, where they put the bean underneath the shells, and they do the thing right there. Remember that. You ever see that? Here's a trick. You can never win that game. Three card Monte. There's your scams. You can't win the game. You're never going to pick out. The one person who wins is a scam designed to make you believe you can win. That's what they do when they say critical racism training teaching you how to be racist is, in fact, anti
Jewish Man Beaten by Pro-Palestinian Protesters in Times Square
"In New York, authorities say one man is in custody in connection to the attack of a young Jewish man. And walking in Times Square last night during rival demonstrations between pro Israel and pro Palestinian demonstrators. NYPD say they are investigating it as a hate crime and are searching for more
Andrew Giuliani Running for New York Governor
"Young man who believes what new york state really needs is a governor named giuliani. I will faithfully discharge the duties. And that i will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of mayor of the city of new york office of mayor of the city of new york according to the best of last thing before we go tonight. That was rudy. Giuliani's inauguration as new york city mayor twenty-seven years and one reputation ago. No one remembers the speech only the behavior of his son. Andrew parents watching cut the lads some slack. We figured who are we to judge. But then saturday night. Live including the essential. Chris farley decided. Let's go ahead and judge came here with twenty dollars in his pocket. He dreamed life could be better for himself and his children today to dream of a city. That can be better than it is. Everyone wants to come to new york. Artistic career yell. Fashion cultural institutions are the best in the world are well fast forward. 'til now andrew is all growed up and he's decided to run for governor of new york as one does when one's father is under federal investigation. He's been trying to get free media attention naturally. He did an interview with russian television last week again as one does. He's also made a campaign ad in which he does. The josh hawley raised fist thing in a near empty times square at night and today he formally announced his candidacy. And here's a preview. It didn't go well okay. Well my fellow new yorkers. It's a great honor to be with you all here today to announce my candidacy to become the fifty seventh governor of our great state of new york. Which one is that. Is that miss manhattan. Or is that lady lady liberty over there so
Times Square Shooting Suspect Arrested by US Marshals in Florida
Times Square shooting suspect arrested in Florida
"The suspect wanted for a triple shooting last week into new York's Times Square has been arrested in Florida authorities said quickly named thirty one year old Farrakhan Muhammad as a suspect in the shooting that resulted in three bystanders getting hurt including a four year old girl they also said he was likely aiming at his brother who he worked with selling CD's and suspected Muhammad would be heading south after the shooting the suspect and a woman were spotted outside a McDonald's restaurant in stark in northern Florida and Muhammad was taken into custody New York City police commissioner Dermot Shea says there's no joy in the capture but there is justice I'm Jackie Quinn
Suspect in Times Square Shooting Arrested in Florida
"Knew this afternoon A man suspected of shooting Three people in New York's Times Square, including a four year old girl is now under arrest today in Florida, Farrakhan Mohammed was taken into custody near Jacksonville four days after the shooting on Saturday that rattled the New York tourist haven. Mohammed is suspected of wounding three people with stray bullets during a dispute in Times Square about five in the afternoon. On Saturday, the 23 year old tourist visiting from Rhode Island, was shot in the leg of 43 year old woman from New Jersey shot in the foot. The four year old girl from Brooklyn was shot in the
McDonald's Is Changing Its Coffee Cups to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine
"Azizia zah stopped your favorite fast food restaurant. McDonald is partnering with the White House to promote covert 19 vaccinations. The fast food giant we use its coffee cups and its giant billboard in New York's Times Square to raise awareness of the week and do this campaign. The revamped Cups will direct people to the website Vaccines. Dog up were information on vaccines and appointment can be accessed. The information will also be available on the stickers used to seal Make delivery bags. Pam who so Fox News drug testing
Times Square Shooting Injures 2 Women and a Child
4-Year-Old Girl, Two Women Shot in Times Square
"And a four year old girl believed to be innocent. Bystanders are recovering after being shot in Times Square. This happened late yesterday afternoon. One of the women is from Rhode Island. ABC is Diana Rocco has more from Times Square was an argument between a group of people when police say a man pulled out a gun and started shooting that group dispersed. Instead, three innocents people were shot the youngest Four year old girl. She was shot in the leg while buying toys with her parents. Another 23 year old woman, a tourist from Rhode Island was also shot in the thigh and a 43 year old woman from New Jersey was shot in the foot. Police are looking for the people involved. No weapon was recovered from the scene by several shell casings were found.
Manhunt Underway After Three People Shot in Times Square, New York City
2 Women, 1 Child Shot in Times Square, New York City
"And a four year old girl or hospitalized after being shot in Times Square in New York City, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea spoke at the scene, describing the injuries sustained by the innocent bystanders. We have a four year old female shot in the leg, a 23 year old female that was also shot in the leg and the 43 years. Old was shot in the foot. The victims were struck by bullets shortly before five p.m. Saturday. They were rushed to Bellevue Hospital and are in stable condition. The
Return of the Automat Restaurant-Auto intro and wr
"Waiter Lisburn face style auto mats were thought to be the future of dining in the early twentieth century but they died out in the seventies but auto mats are making a comeback the food is in copies and you pick out what you want Stratos more friggin owner of the Brooklyn dumpling house in New York brought back the auto mats what I wanna do is have the whole concept the whole guest experience controlled by your smartphone restaurants have been struggling during the pandemic morph again says auto maps will save jobs in the long run my Gramps with Taco Bell likes the idea of some of its for safety and I want to contact with experience for other people it's I just want to be left alone and go do my thing in its Times Square cantina Taco Bell has what it calls copies Morgan says cubbies alone won't work it is the food if your food is not on point you will fail Morgan says he's already sold almost one hundred franchise options I made Donahue
Man Who Set off Pipe Bomb in NYC Subway Gets Life in Prison
"Jeff McKinney, The man who set off a pipe bomb in the subway has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years and 2017 AKI, a doula set off a bomb attached to his body while he was in the tunnel that connects Times Square in the Port Authority bus terminal. That bomb only partially went off and the other was the only one
Ohio Man With AK-47 Arrested in Times Square Subway Station
"Man facing charges after cops found him with a weapon and ammo. In the Times Square subway station. 18 year old Sadik Teague had an unloaded AK 47 with ammo in a gas mask in a bag. Cop spotted the man as they were doing a station inspection and after he pulled the weapon out of his bag and put it on the ground in front of him last month in Columbus, Ohio, Teague's father was killed after a police chase and shootout He was wanted on felony assault charges. The FBI working with the NYPD to figure out so. Deeks intentions in New York with weapon
Police say Brooklyn Center officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun
"By a police officer. Because she drew her handgun instead of her Taser as she struggled with 20 year old Dante, right, here's chief Tim Gannon disappears to me from what I viewed in the officer's reaction in distress immediately after If this was an accidental discharge, a Times Square vaccination side is now open and it's
New York PD gives cops new orders to let people smoke weed in public
"Is legal in New York and the New York Police Department. She is adjusting more from Bloomberg's Dinis Pellegrini, a member of two officers says People 21 older can legally smoke weed almost anywhere that cigarette smoking is allowed. And this includes on sidewalks on front, stoops and other public places just like with cigarettes. No pot smoking is allowed, though, in city parks, beaches and boardwalks, public golf courses, playgrounds, pools and pedestrian plazas, including Times Square. And Herald Square. People are allowed to have up to three ounces of cannabis. Under the law, Marijuana was decriminalized in the state in 2019. It was made legal Wednesday. Legal recreational sales are not expected to begin for another one or two years.
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"What am i going to pay for music. I mean who pays for music. What's i mean. You must be dumb asking about and then when we told them that it's recording tito every month you have to contribute to pay something it was like. Oh my god you a scam. You're taking money again and again from me. So that was education and others real store true stories and for us now is a kiss. We want to invest in music. Run to actually and why not have the next despacito or wherever coming up from the middle east but to do that. You need people to really take we have. We have a big large youth pyramid in across the middle east right. We have a us. Constitute a baked percentage of the people in the region so those people are connected to musing. They want to create music but never had the opportunity very few hot opportunity to participate. In let's say. Tv shows or to create music and all of that talent shows. I can't remember a few but a few people who've actually graduated and became successes out of that but the point is this is our culture. Arabic music is our culture and as a middle eastern people we need to invest in our culture and try to figure out how we can push our culture how we can be part of that culture and grow that culture. So yes and by by having ipo simply. It's giving us fuel four times as much money that we've raised all over the since inception right now at within join four times as much fuel power to actually invest to grow to grow regionally to grow on the data for eleven to grow our. Reggie two point oh pro product but also to grow investing in content and to investing the right type of content and helping artists build content on based on our data. Because we're gonna we're going to be able to tell artists based on on a lot of the what i spoke before on data points and all of that all of that has been inside understanding the music for the user's perspective. Now we want to take that understanding in those lessons and actually help artists create the right type of music that i type of shows to actually grow the pie hole the entire pie and grow and doing that so this merger that you did with vistas media acquisition company which is called a spec that kind of company. Can you explain why this had to happen. In order hymie to be listed on the nasdaq as company based in the middle east. So basically there are ways to win and that three weeks. Wipe your stash. Tradition standard idealist saint and then you have a dynamic type of listing and then you have. The spark listing spark is spot means special purpose acquisition company basically if a blank check company that raises money to actually bring a company public. So that's the merger you're talking about so when you do as park. Ipo you have to merge with this company that has the ability to put in public and so basically just have considered a spot going spark ipo innovation and financing in growing companies. So we were like we could. We could have done in other a fundraiser. Vc type of fundraise traditional one but having the opportunity of having a spark ipo is much better because one. We conserve independence right. So right now and romney didn't sell we did not sell. The company will onto chapter to by actually the company's public and the company raise money money and more and more money and can tap into the capital markets of the s to get that to get more money and to grow and at the same time..
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"They do on and broadcast music as well as broadcast talk shows and that podcast you can be doing it. Live on an army and we. Can you know mix music into it and can have a channel and all of that has been part of our our original target and tracks from order when we started is to create platform that would allow people to connect over music because we believe music is social. Music has always been social and we discovered music by with other people by being in certain places or by connecting with others or by by getting a condition from others. It's always dot has been the key for for music discovery and do you believe most platforms have thought that music is a solo act whereby you put your headphones you sit into accordance with that that is great that works in certain cases but we believe that is much more to be done music and much work to be done on audio for us whenever someone is you know whether it's listening to a podcast or listening to music or engaging with the ear channel the ear the depowered afford your has been something that we've been experimenting with and learning and doing a lot on it engine back into also creating our own advertising platform to be able to run audio -at's grow out of that so there's a lot that we are doing. That is unique for us and some of it is obvious. Some of that is not obvious. But that is part of our chapter to what we're building. yes. I know that you're is really great. First of all. I use. I use on hummy myself. I'm a big fan. I love playlist to create. And i know that you have so many things. I have been discovered yet. But would you say that anaheim you has similar capabilities to the other platforms. And you just mentioned that you do do unique stuff How do you approach it in terms of Making sure that you're competing with you. Know companies have access to so many so much talent and have such big teams working for them. How do you approach making sure that you do stay on top of the game. Young good question. Basically it's a i works. Only when you have data a i is that is key for us right having data. So if if i asked you who what company in the middle east have the most data on the music behavior of people over the past many years. I mean that question is obvious. I mean there's no other than have that data we've been collecting over ten billion streams in the past year sort of for many years right and we collect now roughly over sixty million data points per day from users. So we've been building bit by bit. Our data that is kind of unique to understand. The behavior of people in kuwait on people in sudan or people in beirut or in our mind or in dubai and riyadh so that that behavior and that data gathering that.
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"And i enjoyed a lot and i brought to my team. I think i brought eight copies as the reed hastings books nor roles. It's an amazing book and talks about how reed hastings build a culture of netflix. So i don't watch that shakes but the actually read about networks and and how he started by getting something he calls a coin He coined the term in for me. sorry talent density so talent density is is an amazing thing. And you know it's very real for me. It has been always about talent. And but i've never thought about it as density but it's great when you when you get to read a book about someone that you admire that inspires you and that you see. I mean we that hey steaks guy started by realizing that to to create the culture of the company needed i to have people he can trust and they're smart and then they can you know they're going to build skills on top of them so it's different but in certain point. We realized that back. When we started doing romney we needed skilled. But you know it's the kind of skills that can pay for it. I wasn't doing. Get people from facebook or google or wherever so i needed. I thought we could bring people who are smart. Been doing something relevant or something in tech and whatever so i bought i multiple people at the time. But then what we say that. The biggest problem faced was undermining so on learning became for us a bigger problem than actually learning so for us to realize that we needed to work hard and to get those people to unlearn what they've been built over the past ten or fifteen years. Whatever depends on them and then start from scratch so for us it. We figured it might be best. If we start with people who don't have to unlearn then go to graduate students. I mean and get them to you know work with them and teach them skills and you know smart people but he's done and throw them and then now i mean most of the team in anne have never word anything else that i've started working with us and we build their skills and we made them better and better and a lot of that..
"times square" Discussed on The Men's Room
"Hey this is a heck eddy production. My guest today is the co founder of an ami anaheim he of course a music streaming platform that recently became the first arab tech company to be listed on the nasdaq in an industry dominated by powerful global players including spotify and deesor. This lebanese startup went from humble beginnings in two thousand and twelve to being a publicly traded company. That's now valued at two hundred and twenty million dollars. Please welcome one of the people behind this incredible story elite heavy. He.
"times square" Discussed on Talk, Tales and Trivia
"And isn't that the truth. Remember it was only a short. While ago that it was well sleazy blighted and crime ridden. Nowadays it is mostly crime-free. It has driven out the prostitutes and the pornographers who made it so seedy and bustles with tourists by day and night and world spanning corporations such as amc disney and viacom prosper within it but if everyone knows about time squares remarkable comeback few understand. What made it happen while the original building project remained stalled. Something surprising happened. Time square started to have a real revival i. It was a trickle of activity and nineteen ninety. Viacom the huge entertainment firm. That owns nickelodeon and mtv. I'm sure you know that. Signed a lease at fifteen fifteen broadway in nineteen ninety-two the publishing giant bertelsmann ag bought fifteen forty broadway from city core in one thousand nine hundred ninety three the morgan stanley investment firm purchased fifteen eighty five broadway from solomon equities and then. The small trickle became a flood and it really was a flood on the last day of mayor. David dinkins administration in nineteen ninety-three by the way. Ps he was not a great mayor. The walt disney company signed a memo of standing with the city to refurbish and reopen the new amsterdam theater. That was in times square and nineteen ninety five. Am see the entertainment conglomerate agreed to move to the neighborhood that was great and madame toussaud's wax museum decided to open a time square branch to join. Its famous london counterpart and then as if that wasn't enough that tishman urban development corporation contract to build a big hotel and the durst organization announced that it would erect a one point. Five million square foot office building taking over one quarter of the side originally intended for times square center. As many recent new york city tourists can see times. Square is no longer a frightening place. It's not. it seems hard to even believe that such a place has made a huge transformation from an area in the city to be avoided to a fantastic. And i do mean really. Great tourist attraction with some wonderful sights to see restaurants bars and sightseeing abound as one of the major stops and many tours of new york city. We new yorkers have seen the year to year changes of times square but even those that have never been to new york. City have seen glimpses of changes as well. A perfect example is dick. Clark's news.
"times square" Discussed on Talk, Tales and Trivia
"A philip johnson designed building project that up unfortunately falling through quick side. Note here for those. Philip johnson lovers out there. The philip johnston estate recently has had much success with his trending glasshouse. That's in new. Canaan connecticut and easy train ride on metro north with tours of the structure trending scheduling and waiting lists are required but new york was moving on to better things and as mayor rudy. Giuliani who. I'm sure you know about now. Was mayor from one thousand nine hundred four to two thousand one. The.
"times square" Discussed on Talk, Tales and Trivia
"If you haven't been. I will make sure that you feel like you have. I hope that you enjoy this episode. You know new york city is fantastic. And i love it a matter of fact i have been there many times and i used to live there as i will tell you in this episode but i also want to tell you that it was in the late seventies and eighties entered the nineties. That new york city star to lose its attraction. It started to lose the people that came to visit and it star to be a real dumpster. People didn't want to visit new york anymore and so it was the governor's the mayor's and police commissioners started to take back new york city rebuild new york city one step at a time starting with times square in nineteen eighty eight is to murray hill in new york city. I lived in a three story. Walk up but first and second avenue on thirty first street not exactly prime real estate but safe enough. It was near the united nations and right above the entrance to the queens midtown tunnel Now you know if you are a new yorker or visited new york you know exactly where i lived then a couple of years later i found myself living in the salvation army apartment building for women. It was ideal. It served two meals a day and it was right across the street from the much coveted. Grammercy park the oh so glamorous and it was a close walk to eighteenth street between fifth and sixth avenues where i worked. I thought it was a dream. Come true and it was. I never really ventured to the west side past sixth avenue or anywhere near times square. Well that's what we're talking about. Today is times square and new york city. Everything i needed was right around where i lived but times square was unmistakably a major part of the city no doubt a black guy on the city a disappointment to the twelve hours of manhattan and somewhere that was to be avoided if wanted to dodge trouble darkness dealings and drugs. If you have seen the two thousand and nineteen movie joker with walking phoenix. Ps and by the way. I suggest that you might have an idea of the area and new york city. That was the cd and trashy times square. The closest thing. I can compare it to is a scenes in the movie joker to find a seedier place was difficult when they were filming. The movie and times square didn't look like does today so in the two thousand nineteen movie joker with no cd place to replicate times square. Really the producers of the movie had to go to newark new jersey a real old fashioned pit hole. If ever there was one to newark that was of the same timeframe as the movie never fixed up and never given a real chance to survive and today's society. It's a real shame but it depicts it perfectly times square where beauty came to die. No kidding in nineteen eighty six. When i was there there were multiple pornographic theaters and times square. The motion picture association of america introduced its rating system that included an x rating dip became associated with pornography. And so all the movies that were in times square were x. rated or the dreaded triple x. and everything was pornography back then pornography and. I should say drugs. The times square as a porn capital error was part of new york city's in the seventies and eighties amid its fiscal crisis. And later the crack cocaine epidemic which was rampant and it wasn't until the mid nineteen eighties that there was a push to clean up times square and new york city
"times square" Discussed on Talk, Tales and Trivia
"Hello stephanie and this is talk. Tales and trivia. The show were are talk about society culture pop culture and i throw in a little bit of trivia too so that you can stump your family and friends. It is so cool and a lot of fun. If you are a new listener here at talk tells and trivia. I want to welcome you and thank you so much for tuning in. I hope that you enjoy this episode. So now everybody's sit back. Relax and enjoy this episode on times square and new york city from the nineteen eighties to the present. Well if you haven't been. I will make sure that you feel like you have. I hope that you enjoy this episode. You know new york city is fantastic. And i love it a matter of fact i have been there many times and i used to live there as i will tell you in this episode but i also want to tell you that it was in the late seventies and eighties entered the nineties. That new york city star to lose its attraction. It started to lose the people that came to visit and it star to be a real dumpster. People didn't want to visit new york anymore and so it was the governor's the mayor's and police commissioners started to take back new york city rebuild new york city one step at a time starting with times square in nineteen eighty eight is to murray hill in new york city. I lived in a three story. Walk up but first and second avenue on thirty first street not exactly prime real estate but safe enough. It was near the united nations and right above the entrance to the queens midtown tunnel Now you know if you are a new yorker or visited new york you know exactly where i lived then a couple of years later i found myself living in the salvation army apartment building for women. It was ideal. It served two meals a day and it was right across the street from the much coveted. Grammercy park the oh so glamorous and it was a close walk to eighteenth street between fifth and sixth avenues where i worked. I thought it was a dream. Come true and it was. I never really ventured to the west side past sixth avenue or anywhere near times square. Well that's what we're talking about. Today is times square and new york city. Everything i needed was right around where i lived but times square was unmistakably a major part of the city no doubt a black guy on the city a disappointment to the twelve hours of manhattan and somewhere that was to be avoided if wanted to dodge trouble darkness dealings and drugs. If you have seen the two thousand and nineteen movie joker with walking phoenix. Ps and by the way. I suggest that you might have an idea of the area and new york city. That was the cd and trashy times square. The closest thing. I can compare it to is a scenes in the movie joker to find a seedier place was difficult when they were filming. The movie and times square didn't look like does today so in the two thousand nineteen movie joker with no cd place to replicate times square. Really the producers of the movie had to go to newark new jersey a real old fashioned pit hole. If ever there was one to newark that was of the.
"times square" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"By the end. Eric was now fifty. Two years old. David was forty nine right. I'm well how are you feeling. I'm well. I'm well lou anxious but you know what is to be expected. I guess you wanna call january morning at the beginning of twenty twenty before the pandemic here. I met eric and david on a sidewalk. In front of a courthouse in lower manhattan. On this day the judge was to announce his decision. What would you predict is going to happen if you had to. Guess wanna be a really okay win win. We went inside at the elevator and everybody packed into a small courtroom. Eric and david were there with their lawyers sitting in front of the judge their families for behind them there were a few reporters back eight seven and then the judge steven antioch naughty walked in and start to speak by sort of thought processes laid out in great detail in my decision Which is approximately hundred and twenty five pages long The court has not been persuaded. Accordingly defendants cpr motion under four forty denied their motion. He denied their request to vacate their murder convictions. It don't get no better. Don't take it get easier as the fico to especially when you get you tonight wetted the night knowing the truth i was disgusted from the rest date of january eighth nineteen eighty seven until now. It hasn't gotten no better. So how do i feel. I'm angry kind of crush me. Especially my my young daughter seeing her motions. I couldn't believe it. But the only good thing that i can say about that is that we didn't have to return to a cell after the decision. Yeah so they can't put me back into a sale in his decision. The judge zeroed in on what they had said before the parole board years earlier. He wrote that their testimony. Taking responsibility for the crime was as he put it compelling evidence of their guilt disheartening to note that we had to go through this to get to this point. You gotta walk journey all over so we had to keep is open and see every ed experience every obstacle that was before and figure out a way around it. I think the system is intensely resistant to admitting mistakes. I mean what prosecutor detective or judge really wants to think even for one minute that they made a mistake in sent the wrong man to prison for twenty years. Can you imagine having that on your conscience and there's also often intense resistance to saying that your colleagues have made that same kind of mistake too. But the only way for eric and david to try to clear their names was to ask the same. Da's office that prosecuted them in the same court system that had sent them to prison to go back and reinvestigate their case wants to put it to me where beholden to the courts. We don't have a choice. And now their only recourse is to seek justice within that very same system once again their lawyers are doing just that but this time it will be an even tougher uphill battle to try to clear their names so you know every day we think about this every day every day we speak to one another. We did the topic come on topic of discussion. That's got to come up Even go to the hearings coming home some days. It was hard for me. The process and i had to come home and sit down for a minute just to get my parents together. Look at my wife my daughter.
"times square" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Jurors came back after deciding on a verdict. They told the judge we would like the court to know that we did not come to a decision lightly but with great emotional turmoil. I remember when when when the decision was rented and it was Escorting us out the court told the stand up or whatever he just sat. Did i hear them say oh. Come on because he was like it didn't register them that we had we was found guilty but we had to leave now and when we got back went back into the holding pens the conversation was like they really convicted. Those like unbelievable like he was like totally lost on that david. Warren got fifteen years to life. Eric smokes was given twenty five years to life and at that sentencing hearing eric shouted out. I've been framed. Eric and david were both sent off to prison in upstate. New york They were among the youngest people in the new york. State prison system. And for most of their incarceration the two were held at separate prisons so they could actually see each other or call each other on the phone but they would write to each other regularly about once a month. He used right me and be like do this to. I'll be like you asked me like. I got the answer to it. I do not know and we realize early on. We realized that all we had was us really. You know we definitely had our family. You know a few extended people out there who was on our side or what have you. But for the most part we had uh we had to believe in our in our union now will ball and it was like a marriage. Almost you know. Both men tried to their convictions. But their appeals went nowhere and the year slowly ticked by nineteen eighty eight nineteen eighty nine nine thousand nine hundred ninety nineteen ninety-five to pass the time. Eric started lifting weights in the prison yard in realized he had a real aptitude for he became known as one of the strongest men in the prison system but for david surviving imprison was much much more difficult because he was smaller shorter younger. What kind of strategies inside did you use to hold onto your sanity. I'll be honest with about maybe about ninety seven ninety eight I lost all focus of being like old. We're going get out of here day somehow situation be rectified. And it became like okay. I got four years left before. I see the parole board when eric used to be like him What we do about the case. I used to be like man. I don't want to talk about that. Are everley because of all the negativity that this case had brought to me in two thousand five after the two have been locked up for eighteen years eric. Smoke scott a letter. One day and on the return address he could see the name james walker mail call came around about four o'clock in the afternoon. The officer came by put a letter on my on my gate. I was locked in on salad time. I see the name i'm like. Wow i don't know what to expect from this. You know might be a pipe bomb or something. He apologized for lying on us at the time of trout. Say you know what he said against us and he was asking how it is that he can.
"times square" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"times square" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Sound like wow what are you talking about. I got feelings. That's eric smokes talking with his friend. David warren and he said because you know throughout this whole thing. I haven't seen you cry yet. You know we we got convicted became state and i still haven't seen cry and i told her no. I did my share a crime. But i couldn't cry in front of you erik smokes in david. Warren both live in brooklyn the middle age now put. They've been close since they were in their teens. Eric was a friend of my brother's it seemed like he was more older mature and he was like god me certain things. I'll be doing like say if i'm doing something post. Be doing the rock across the scr. What you doing the stop that come over here. You know that sort of thing. He always looked out for me for most of the time that they've known each other. Eric and david were in prison in one thousand nine hundred seven. They were convicted of second degree. Murder during a mugging. And it's a crime. They maintain that they didn't commit staff writer jennifer garner and has reported on their case for the new yorker and she finds the evidence that they were innocent compelling. Here's jennifer garner. Eric smokes at david. Warren were best friends. Growing up in one of brooklyn's poorest neighborhoods two black teenagers in east new york if you look at photographs of them from the time eric was the tall hundred one. David was smaller and shorter and looks much younger. We used to go to the park. We do a lot of neighborhood. Things community community message girls. You guy do do the neighborly thing you know so that was real popular. I as joke. Yeah go we did that. We did our shows. That was what kept us going. Yeah we just hung out you know we just hanging out hanging loose new year's eve nineteen eighty six going into one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. Eric smokes david worn and several of their friends traveled on the subway from brooklyn to midtown manhattan to times square. New year's eve all dressed up in red lights looking like the city of represents and here we are at the crossroads of the world square. So we arrived in manhattan around ten o'clock at night it's times square on new year's eve. The streets are packed. There are a few hundred thousand people there shoulder to shoulder everybody waiting for the ball to drop. We ended up at Latin quarters it was a nightclub for teenagers when they got there. They said they realize the prices for the club had been raised for new year's eve and they could not afford to get him. they just hung around outside. Watch the people go by. And then they said they eventually headed downtown and made their way back home to brooklyn so that you know that was about it. I just you know being in the city enjoying the atmosphere and moving around as best we could because we're very crowded so it wasn't like you could easily go from one point to the next..
"times square" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"The the impact of technology is prompting businesses to rethink everything from marketing to customer service. But what does the business landscape of the future actually look like find out when we return to the transformation minute from comcast business. This is your techniques breathing for Tuesday December. KNBR THIRTY I. I'm Qatari. Yokum from the Wall Street Journal in New York. It's New Year's Eve and here in the New York Bureau of the Wall Street Journal. We're just blocks away from the spectacle in the city city and from one of the most iconic parts of the celebration the Times Square ball the ball that drops at midnight to celebrate this momentous occasion in our Jr Waylon is going to take us behind the scenes and behind the technology that makes that ball drop. That's coming up after the break. Welcome back to the transformation minute from comcast business. How will the business landscape of the future look different from where we are today? We have to need hasty as VP of comcast business. There's been a major paradigm shift across all industries in banking expect to see virtual financial experts for financial consulting planning. They'll be communicating with with their customers via video at the same time. Authentication will likely evolved to use biometrics. Passwords may actually become a thing of the past. Aw at New Year's Eve parties around the world this evening you'll be handed a glass of champagne. You'll be wished well in the New Year and what makes it's the evening complete is seeing the ball drop atop Times Square. Who Better to talk to is the man behind the ball in Times Square? Tom Brennan of Waterford Crystal Tom. Thanks for being with us. How long does it take every year to get the ball? Ready for the drop on New Year's Eve is there is such a team of people behind us. We've got the marketeers. We've got the craftsman back in Ireland or the European facilities a glass door but actually make this actually designed this and it is an annual collaboration. Really never stops what happens right now. We're getting ready for the big the big buildup for Times Square. The ball drops each year. It is the most watch brown on the planet for that moment in Time New Year's eve and then we basically start the process. All over we take a day or two off we regroup. We start all over so it was an annual process. It never ever stops each one of those Waterford Crystal Triangles on the ball. Are they handcrafted. Yes I was twelve thousand pounds in weight with this two thousand six hundred and eight crystal panels and there are an element of handcraft with with the technology the technology but yet we have backing award from a European facility so it is quite a process to get this perfect speaking of technology. It's the light show on the ball that's made it so unique in the past couple of years it is a remarkable feat. What really is? This is the seventh incarnation of Times Square Ball. Drop so basically back in one thousand nine hundred were the first celebration in New York back in. Nineteen O oh seven was the actual force ball. Drop what we're looking at here. Today is the seventh incarnation but we work with brought this to life is back in two thousand and seven with the basically the technology the led was we wrote to bring award for Christa. Basically your life because once. You're looking at twenty six hundred or so Waterford Crystal triangles behind that you've got thirty two thousand. He's generating over sixteen million light parents. So you're right in your assumption really has brought to life in the last number of years. It's quite a bit of electricity. It's I think the electric bill could be a little bit high in January anyway. But let's worry about it then right so as far as Waterford Crystal goes is. Is this the most ambitious technology project every year it is. I mean we are part of just give you a little background about us so when you think of what everything that Waterford Crystal is associated with with celebration with success celebrating presenting God trophies to atheletes elites in various tournaments around the world for really what you're looking at right. Here is our crowning jewel that encompasses everything that water for the supposed to be because it really is a celebration eleboration of our success. We are an Irish heritage brand dating back two hundred and thirty six years but this is the pinnacle of our action. Look no doubt about that a piece of crystal like this with its history and its stature requires a lot of care when it goes up the pole down the pole at midnight. How does that happen? Basically there is a machine behind. Hi this is like the wizard of Oz is a huge hydraulic power system. That basically drives. That's remember the way that is six tons in weight and six tons in weight going up the way not coming down the way so you can feel the cables here all around us that Dr Dot Technology some six tons of weight is about twelve thousand pounds. So it's quite a feat of engineering to make that go up and then come back down as the ball drops. I mean when you think about it. We can't get this wrong. We've got one point. Two billion people watching this we have to get it right but it is about the celebration. It is about the moment moment. That's what it's all about for me and for Waterford from my vantage point on watching television every year. It seems like it's perfect every year. It is because I can tell you right now. That the testing of everything. Everything is meticulous. It goes on for months and months obviously this afternoon testing the hydraulics. Were not testing the hydraulics for testing the lighting's daily behind behind testing on the sequencing to make sure that everything goes in perfect unison. So even right now as we're talking in this people around testing when I'm behind the scenes because this is something that we have to get perfect every time. Tell me about the small piece of space. We are on the top of this building up with the ball right here. Being watched by more than a billion people says a lot about a unity in the world it is. I mean it is I. I'm glad you said that because when you think of what happens to our calendar year one moment that everybody stops for a second is New Year's Eve because what happens is when new Ziv starts when the countdown begins in the New Year comes in tomorrow where you're on the world no matter what time difference that you're in you're celebrating with your loved ones you pull your loved ones close. Give them a kiss. You give them a hug. You're making New Year's resolution you decide to do something you say. I'm going to go to the gym. I go on vacation. You start something new. And that's what new New Year's Eve is. It's it's a new. It's a new page the next day but this year is very different because it not just a new year to brand new decade thinking about that. That's very unique. The average person lives to be eighty nine hundred years of age. We only see eight or nine decades in our lifetime so the first of January. This is a very unique time. We're hoping that everybody can take that message of goodwill This year and just bring it forward make it happen and look for the good in every situation because there's always good there sometimes. We don't always see what happens to the crystals after January first basically the time uh-huh scoreboard behind. This never comes in that stays out all whether there's no you know what the searing heat can be like New York in the summertime. It can be up to one hundred one hundred and five hundred ten degrees. You know what in the wintertime it can be negative authority in more. The christobal never gets covered crystal. Never gets taken into what you're seeing right there that will that will give you an idea of the strength of Krista of how doable and how useful it is because it stays out all year round. It's not always in. Its position right now. In his resting position we call it but we never take it in. We never cover it up all right. That's Tom Brennan of Waterford for crystal joining us. Tom Thanks for coming on the show. Thanks for having me guys anytime. And that was your techniques briefing. Im Qatari Yoga Street Journal. Quick note we won't be on the air tomorrow but we'll be back on Thursday. Thanks for listening and happy New Year..
"times square" Discussed on Overdue
"She then kind of at one point just gets really in her feelings and gets kind of upset and to cheer her up. Gesture cricket plays like her favorite opera song that he had heard on the radio. Joe And then all of the blazer like Yo this cricket is magic and can play all sorts of music Because I think this is kind of John Cusak Husak with the boombox sort of moment where he's trying to win over Mama bullying song. It is a little bit of say anything It is also a little bit of like Doc Hello my baby. Hello honey now. We have a magic cricket like Sharia the frog ten from and so this guy. Mr Smedley. Who who usually comes to the New Stand to buy like Music America. Whatever magazine is in this book They they tell him like Yo. This crooked plays opera and he starts playing some amazing music in Mr Smedley writes an op-ed and or like he sends a letter to The New York Times about it. Sure that is likely due to the music editor of The New York Times and he penned several paragraphs about dislike dope cricket. That plays magic music. And then he says in changing the yours horatio piece medley. PSI also give piano lessons more information. They leaves his address which is just boss move. Does he think that's going to be published in the paper alongside their estimate I think so. The beginning of the next chapter is the music editor of the New York. Times was quite surprised to get Mr Smith Italy's letter but he believed in the freedom of the press and had it printed on the and musical page of the paper that how Oh newspapers word extremely expansive view of what freedom of press freedom of the press means that the press is obligated to print. ANYTHING BANGED AGAINST THE I. I think there's like this is one of the things I do like about. This book is stuff like that. Feels like Seldon's having a lot of fun. I next time someone tries is a killer story on me. I'M GONNA say freedom of the press. Why are you why are you censoring me? Yeah I mean that's half of our discourse these days right can't kick Bolini off twitter So then we enter like the part of the book where Chester has become a musical celebrity and people come to the Times Square subway. Stop just to hear this beautiful cricket music BLINIS set off two hour long concerts. A day One like before the morning rush and one after the evening rush and you you work in theater. What kind of a best seems like a lot? It's a C. Span of day issue in particular if he were union They would definitely have to pay him overtime for how along his day is you can do two shows in one day but they have to be within a certain window and if they're too close together you have to feed need them in between But the main thing is he's working like a ten hour because you can't leave you can't go anywhere else. He just has to be there in the middle of the day You GotTa pay him on a special contract for like you know young audiences or something like that But the the little Ark I had not remembered about this book All was that it just it becomes a job for him and he starts to not like it as much anymore and he starts to feel really sad that he just has to like play music on commands. Yeah I mean. I think that that's familiar to anybody. WHO has made a hobby into a job I think? Is You lose a little bit of. You've made it fun for you in the first place. Now the flip side of that is that if you do switch careers at all then you gradually come to find the joy and the old thing. Yes but he doesn't suddenly happen for me. Like with respect to giving technology sure fixing like actually physically fixing and computers and stuff with my hands you get a lot of joy out of that I just as I like building things our own do it as often as I used to. yea here. Yeah I could use a shelf. Let's talk about. Let's talk about herself as well. You doing a show on this. But and like meanwhile like Tucker and Harry are like being Chester's astor's manager they're like egging him on to learn more songs and like do more shows and get better and he's like Nah I'm disease. We need another album for the holiday season every rock and roll bio PIC. Where like you know the artist is like? I just can't go out on tour anymore. I don't believe in the thick like like he's really burned out and so they decide to help him leave and he wants to go back to his farm in Connecticut and they hatch like little escape plan for him and they sh- they show him what What like trains to take but before that we do get this beautiful image. Which is I? Think very similar to what you Remember from Very Mary. Mary cricket so he plays his final concert. He dedicates it to the Balinese even though they have no idea because they can't speak cricket chester the cricket cricket rooftop Khan really is infamous like the music warped up through the great in the sidewalk and then like people walking down Broadway. Stop and listen and People Start overflowing on the sidewalk on the street. Traffic came to a standstill. The buses the cars men and women walking looking everything stopped and what was strangers of all no one minded just this. Once in the very heart of the busiest of cities everyone was perfectly content not to move and hardly only to breathe and for those few minutes while the song lasted Times Square was still as a meadow at evening with the sun streaming in on the people there and the wind moving among on them as if they were only tall blades of grass. This is very sweet. This book At Times said it. That's I I don't WanNa say it's frustrating. Because I don't know how many people this this is going to affect but this is literally what happens in very merry cricket and bear in mind that very mary cricket was a sequel to a what I understand to be a fairly straightforward adaptation of the of the original book. Yes So this cricket cricket only got one trick and it is well to make people stop and contemplate for a moment as they hear a beautiful because music's beautiful four-man it can change the world So then yeah they help him leave and Morio knows that he has left of his own volition because Chester Chester has I believe he's taken the bell with him. it's something to do with the bell. Either he takes it relieves it on purpose. Yeah the bells gone. Mario says and that's how he knows that A thief didn't take it because he would have taken the money in the cash register to so the cricket pitch shakes his little bell with him And Tucker and Harry make a plan to maybe visit him later which is i. Guess you get to the other books. Okay so yeah it's really it's Nice I found a quote of his about the like the animal characters. Seldom Yeah On the humanness of the characters specific human characteristic. Such as acquisitive nece in my tucker mouse can be shown in sharpened often comical exaggeration. Saturation however fantastic adventures may be the human truth that the animal characters embody must be clear real and accurate and yeah they do. Boil down into archetypes nights. Like gesture is very sweet and well meaning but in Artiste who just wants quiet and like Harry is kind of a fun loving guy who just wants to be your POW and Tucker is a like you said he's a rat race minded mouse Who just wants to get ahead? And we'll store up stuff to make sure that he has it And they're they're very sweet trio. I really like Mario and his family I wished the stuff in Chinatown town weren't as problematic as it is because it kind of stinks up the middle of the book a little bit But is fun to hang out with the animal book again and and have an come away with questions as to why they know about our worlds. I like a good anthromopor anthropomorphic. Animal Book especially one where most of the animals don't die and yes somehow the red walls and your water ships down. Well he is not what he's not doing his like exploring at least in this book. He's not exploring. Any of the hierarchies of those animals animal's systems. Because you only meet one of each. It feels very metropolitan very New York City. Everybody from different backgrounds right Well yeah these. These animals all move move from rural places to be in the big city. Yes it'd be where the jobs crew and they can't find an affordable apartment so they live in a train station Word sewer yes. That's true he lives in a drainpipe. People people can make all kinds of internal lives. They lived in a sewer accepting them tools to New York though. Yeah they're New York their New York based yes definitely. I don't know if it was New York or a New York Lake like city. No I do not believe. It's like a superman situation. I think they couldn't. They couldn't get the rights to New York and so they had to come up with but yeah this is a this is a book that was fun to revisit. It was more fun to read. Then the liverwurst was to eat. I'm so glad that you did. You produce back to eating things on the air and the silently being discussed with myself that I wouldn't spit it it out and that if I'd spit it out right away I wouldn't have gotten to that one second where I enjoyed it so much liverwurst. You already wasted today by making that man. Open Up. A package packaged liverwurst. That nobody else anything skin into a system. He had to like way fifty pounds of like fifty dollars worth of liverwurst switch. How many pounds that is? I have no idea. Hit like scan it into a system to say well. I opened his liverwurst and I took it wouldn't. It would not have surprised me if he had had evaporated into thin air because he was a ghost whose sole would only be freed. If someone would finally ask for liver words sleep. I definitely made sure that no one else was at the counter when I ordered it because I didn't want to explain why I needed a quarter pound of liver worse. He he gave. I think he said I don't know what he said to me. When he gave me deliver us I think he said happy holidays but he could have said something judgy about my liverwurst? Don't remember even happy. The holidays said the right way could imply what he did like having holidays. Yeah it kind of felt like was your problem now.
"times square" Discussed on Overdue
"Tucker says something to the effect of Because gestures like oh I thought the cats and mice were enemies in Tucker says in the country maybe but the New York we gave up those old habits long ago so this is a statement on the rural urban divide. Colloton East goes goes by US. We already know that they're they're really like a tuned to state border so is coastal elites the cats and mice and crickets in train stations. Their New York values so mario takes his pet cricket down to Chinatown down and meets a man named siphoning And this is a thing I don't love about the book Saif Fong and another his friend That we meet later in the book speak in like a really stilted broken English rush. Oh great good. And there's like a couple beats about like how like not knowing when to start or stop bowing and stuff love and in I giving Selden the most credit. It feels like he's trying to do a like meeting in different people who live in the same city as you and like I can. I can draw a line between because later in the book. Mario Mario gets a cage from Lifelong Siphon puts a cool little bell in it As like a gift because he likes cricket and he likes this little boy that came to visit him And then later Peter Margot's back there To like find out what the cricket should eat and SIPHONS hanging out with his friend and they spend all night hanging out this boy and his cricket and they eat eat like a delicious meal and Mars. Like Oh my God. I've never had food like this before. It's so interesting it's you know this is really cool and it feels like Seldon is trying to give you an arc of like meeting people who are different than you and coming together over meals and stuff like that but moment to moment there's like really busted speech and it just doesn't I don't know I would. If you're sharing this book with a kid you might be prepared to talk about that a little bit. Yeah I guess yeah. It's we don't need to get too far into the weeds on like judging by the time I guess but let's just like acknowledge college that it's probably well meaning but modern day problematic I move. Yeah I think that's fair The the The reason that marlins going back there is because after he comes back he's living in the cage and he hates being in the cage because he can't hop around apparently crickets can hop like three feet. Do you know that crickets gap here. Let me get on my friend. Mr Degrasse title backing here. Get hopping distanced. I know the difference between cricket and a grasshopper is their antennas If you ever need to know that information grasshoppers have short antenna in crickets have much longer antenna And Grasshopper's make music with their legs and crickets make music with their wings I didn't talk about this in James the giant peach like a allegra rubber. Whatever the leg rubbers gross Crooked jumping to sincere although varies by species field in house crickets can jump about three feet. WHOA is roughly equivalent to thirty times their body length? Whoa like ants where an ant can carry fifty times its own weight but weighs nothing and so it's like impressive expressed as a percentage but not as an absolute correct whereas I'm at the gym trying to like like pull myself up with half of my body weight and I'm dying to do it but aunt I guess could dislike rock? Climb no problem very tiny rock though. So Mario He does have to go back to Chinatown. Because because overnight chester gets let out of the cage is Buds Tucker and Harry and they like party a little bit and then like Tucker is like into all the money that is left in this open register because like the register's broken and they make like a little bed out of all the money and gesture falls asleep in Senate and because he's like not been eating properly he wakes up having eaten a bunch of money like on the two dollar dollar bills or whatever and there's a minor scandal where they have to replace the money with money. That Tucker has been saving in his drainpipe. I don't know why this mouse is hoarding money. The language he uses implies that he is going to spend it on something later. I don't know who he will give the money to see the kind of guy who like stores Gold's under the floorboards because he hasn't trust banks is the kind of person we're talking this. This is one mouse who knows the value of a dollar. How why for what Tucker this? This is the thing you're getting hung up on. Is this cricket who would be dead after three weeks and this and this cat or friends near like well. Why do they think why they accept? That currency exists And means something so to to to rectify the money eating problem. They give the newsstand in the money. That Tucker has been saving with no explanation. Obviously because they can't talk to the humans and then Mario takes him back down to Chinatown where siphoning and his friend have very moving evening. Hearing music played by a cricket Makes them cry. Like Imagine Andrew You owned a small small business and a kid came in with a bug and you were like staying late with your friend at the at the business to like maybe have some food. The chill axe and this kid comes back like Hey I brought my magic bug back. Can't eat your food and have it play music for you and your cool tight. This sounds like a normal normal Friday evening it does sound like fun for a really. I don't think it sounds like a normal one in but it's just the the degree to which people take this Kirk Erkin stride at parts of this book is really enjoyable because it's kind of outlandish chum. And so the the the visit to Chinatown goes very well. And so Harry. The Cat Tucker Mouse and gesture see cricket decide that they're GONNA have a party in the new stand overnight sound sweet. It's GonNa be a good time and they start listening to the radio. They learned that Chester Chester can basically play. He has perfect pitch. He can play any song that he hears on the radio and which is very different from Harry Cat who starts arts trying to sing? And he's very bad at it and just the idea of a cat trying to sing and being asked is really funny to me and they are just having the best. It's time and somebody bumps into a box of matches and oh now what what farcical it is that you Asian happy resolve resolve the matching weird. Lucy show the shenanigans happen as a result of this matchbook thing. Oh my God. The matches like fall out of the matchbox and land. How many of them Kevin? He couldn't see where he was going. Toppling twenty of them. He couldn't see where he was going and toppled over into the box of kitchen matches. The box flipped over. A shower of matches fell around the shelf and onto the cement floor. They were several yellow bursts and the sharp scratch. A match makes when it's lit most of them fell far enough away from the wooden wall so they could burn themselves out without danger injure but one match unluckily struck right next to a pile of that morning's newspapers. The spurt of flames at setup lit the whole freight edge of the papers and quickly spread over the whole bundle. Oh and so then they are. Now they're dealing with a small fire inside of this locked up newsstand. They have closed their only way out out with a pile of magazines. And so they're they're almost GONNA die in there which is kind of dramatic and sad. When do we get to the cricket in Times Square Rare? So he's living to say he's living in Times Square. He is okay. He is at a newsstand at the subway station of Times Square earlier in the book. They have taken him up to like look at Times Square and he finds it a little overwhelming. It's too busy because he's a country cricket. Sure when when is this story says it set in nineteen sixty when the book came out. So I don't I don't believe it is set earlier than that because I I read. I was reading some stuff about Times Square which I think has a pretty well. All known and well documented history So the the like seventies and eighties or kind of the deer of in thinking about it as a as a hive of scum and villainy or whatever. That's that's the time period. Probably thinking about but by nineteen sixty. The people were described Here's a quote as early as nineteen sixty forty second street between seventh and eighth. Eighth Avenue was described by the New York Times as has the worst block in town. Oh Gosh bear in mind. That time square is named for The New York Times and that even though they you know they sold the the building in one times square like in like nineteen o something They'd still occupy a building that is like a block over. So they're saying this about their neighbor ever. Here's the description from when they go up there They were standing at one corner of the Times building which is at the south end of Times Square above the cricket towers. It seemed like mountains of light rose up into the night sky. Even this late. The neon signs were still blazing reds blues. Greens and yellows flashed down on him. And the air was full of the roar of traffic in the hub of human beings. It was as if times square were kind of shell with colors and noise breaking in great waves inside it chester's heart Hurt Him and he closed his eyes to site was too terrible and beautiful for cricket. Who Up to now had measured high things by the height of his willow tree and sounds by the burble of running running Brooke So like the big. It's kind of interesting that he then spends most of the book comfortable in a closed off like new stand where he is not overwhelmed by this big bustling metropolis. So you don't get I mean I can. I can completely see that right as somebody who moved from Mike Rural too small town Ohio to We moved to two small town New Jersey. There's a but it's the scale is a lot then moved up to Jersey City and lived there for a while. It was hard to feel safe like on the stream. A wild just because we didn't I just didn't know what to expect. It was just so much more than I'd ever lived around before her. Yeah and I'm any Used to it now but even going back to I o for the holidays. I realized how much I miss just like driving on a road. That doesn't have it sure it's interesting. It's like having having horizontal space. I Miss Horizontal Space. Oh sure I love the smell of trees allot dislike concentrated. It'd tree smell spring allergies. You had trouble finding so much. Trees are like cut grass or it is interesting. It smells like it's runny. Nose for three zero. Yes I sometimes get that just a cricket feeling though when I go to a city that is bigger than Philly. Go to certain parts of Manhattan or like downtown Chicago. Even when I'm like this is way more allegations that being just hanging out by the by by the bean In the loop you know getting a dog You it feels. It's bigger than certain parts of PHILLY affiliate really spread out in some ways. That actually make it way more like tolerable to live in so you don't get overwhelmed. I think If but some people like the the the bustle of the big apple or or the windy city or wherever. You might be But I I totally get that. And it's kind of neat to for maybe Abia Kid who hadn't been in New York before or something like that. It kind of captures that feeling just from like a bug perspective Served as kind of Nice so they do get saved. There's a guy who Works usually at the subway station. Who Smith who like sees the fire and sees this happen so they burst in and they lose some of their magazine stock but not too much and mostly Mama Bellini's just kind of scared and they are a little bit worried about got money but they're probably going to be okay? Sounds like this cricket has personally cost this family hundreds or thousands of dollars at this thousands thins definitely dozens of dollars in magazines with this fire for sure were. Chester doesn't Tucker in Harrier like Yo Chester. We got beef feet like we set fire to this place. We gotta go and gestures. First reaction is if the Bellini's find me gone they'll think set the fire and ran and then mobility does accuse him of arson to Mario like straight up is like this cricket place doubt me. I don't see how Mama Bellini is. Ron She's really not of saying she has a point..
"times square" Discussed on Overdue
"Into this book is about cricket named Chester and I love him so so much tell me about this. Cricket Chester is great here. He is a cricket from the Great State of Connecticut and he just loves good smelling foods so much that when some people were picnicking in Connecticut picket heaves like. What's that smell? Is it liverwurst. I love liverwurst so much. Let me get in there and get some and he was stuck in their picnic basket which they took all the way back to their home in New York City and so then he got out of the picnic basket on with subway away train off the subway train and now he is a cricket that lives in Times Square. That's how the book I mean. That's sort of how the book starts arts. Actually it's about a kidney. Mario finding cricket he becomes friends with but I wanted to give you chester's backstory. I because it's important that's pretty good. Yeah I mean I feel like Nick. He's I mean he's GonNa get in trouble for jumping the fair and the New York City subway. That's for sure yes I wanted to. Let's stew new segment called Neil degrasse Tyson. What where I ruined the book by telling you that a cricket lives for three weeks as an adult? Wait a SEC. Where a cat a cat lives for between two and sixteen years and mice live between two and seven depending on the species? Okay and and so. It's just it's extremely unlikely that Chester would live long enough to do much of anything or that. These three different kinds of animals would be fi- saw real laugh. I saw thing that a cricket would live for about a year now maybe not as an adult life span I am seeing is two to three months. It's as an egg slash larva uh-huh three weeks as an adult that so we meet Chester as a larva. Oh No we don't. He's an adult band cricket that ooh man clocks ticket. Oh No Do you know anything else. Kuma crickets that we should lay out there. No that's the only thing is I looked up. I just I wanted to see how likely it would be for these animals to be friends side. Like if you could take out the food chain related concerns and it turns out. There is a small window now andrew as I said earlier. Chester was Attracted to this picnic basket by liverwurst. Have you ever eaten liverwurst liverwurst. It is some sort of sliced food product that is made from liver and sometimes his vehicle and it is it is a liver sausage. I've never eaten it in my life. I have brought some slices to eat today here on the. Have you ever eaten livered at all like in any form. I don't know if I've ever eaten liver because we did we ate we'd likes chicken livers. There's quite a bit as kids and think. I went to the grocery store on the way home today. I said Sir give me a quarter pound of liverworts stead he. That's you just really went. He had to. I don't want to go up to somebody and be like what is the smallest quantity of liverwurst that you can open a new liver worse because clearly. No one is getting liverwurst. I so I'm going to bite it right now. Okay that's a face that's kind of. That's not unlike the face as that you made when we both eight Turkish delight. except I'm not experiencing this with you CA. Okay now you're okay. Now you're far away from the microphone. The the audio medium is not sufficient for picking up. Just the contortions that you are doing right. Shoot that for what six or seven seconds if it was that long. I'd be surprised there was a second in there where it tastes. Great and the rest of it was really confusing. It tasted like Ole hotdog was that when when was the second where it tasted good was at the beginning was in the middle somewhere in the middle. There I bet it would be okay. Hey with some mustard. I did really just roll it up and shove it into my shop. I think you'd have to but if it smelled like it tastes. You're saying you would would not hop onto picnic basket all the way to. New York's no so maybe chester has a more refined palate than I do I don't know how that's possible. Because he cannot have been alive for more than a couple of months at this point possible but now he lives in Times Square with a boy named Mario Bellini who who is an adorable boy who helps his parents. Mama and Papa Bellini run a newsstand Ma'am still dealing with the after taste of that liverwurst. UH MOM would wouldn't Mama Bellini have like a successful spaghetti sauce. Hey Listen Mama. Bellini is is an Italian in stereotype that he would see on like a store. Brand thing of ROMANUCCI impossible. I do think that Selden is trying to do with thing where it's like there may be. I don't remember if the Bellini's came from Italy or if they're the next generation I don't recall hall but they feel they have very strong connections to the old country. They they like listening to Italian opera over over the radio when like the the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts opera over the radio or whatever it's very cute they all huddle around the radio and listen to a while. They're running in their new stand in the Times Square subway station. So I I am fans. I'm a fan of the Bellini's overall How much do the human human characters factor into this? Because they don't recall humans being a big thing at all in the. It's a movie except for you did need humans to be around to listen to the CR- it's a pretty big thing actually So Mario finds his cricket he thinks the cricket is good luck he wants to keep it Mama. Bellini thinks thanks to cricket is gross and wants it to go away. Bob Leans like mail whatever. Just keep it around and don't get don't let it get into any trouble And that's briefly. We meet Tucker Mouse and Harry cat. gesture doesn't have a last name but as fine I I mean based on the convention that you've just established I think chester cricket is no one calls him that they just call him chester in the in the cast list for uh-huh very merry cricket. It is as Chester Chester C.. Cricket what I don't know what the C stands for They show him around huggers. Also Tucker our mouths eight but Harry is just Harry. The this this is good. This is these animals beg a lot of questions like they know what different states are like a one point they reference Texas they obviously know the boundaries. He's between New York and Connecticut They do speak of version of English to each other. I suppose which is like par for the course for like animal based fiction. I understand Though I don't know why Tucker mouse cares about money which he cares a lot of Or why they respect state boundaries. Like I don't understand their reverence for US government He had I mean I guess about Tucker is that he's a mouse but he dreams of getting into the rat race one day. Maybe maybe that's why unless y likes money and that liverwurst wasn't mouthful are you going back for just didn't I wanted to give it. Another shot wasn't a good idea. Because when he becomes friends with Tucker and Harry he tells the story about how he got lost in this picnic basket because the liverwurst and Doug mouses like oh I have some liverwurst and he goes home to his home that is a drain pipe and like pulls out a wrapped up piece. liverwurst it in foil and it's like you're a cricket I got you this. And so he he. He gave Him Bread and candy. Mario at one point feeds chester part of a chocolate bar. which is adorable? I would love to feed a cricket a chocolate bar like my if I had a pet cricket. Ah I could just hold it in my hands. Could they metabolize that in this book. Yes in this book they can. Maybe that's why they only live for. I'm sure that's what this this was the fourth chocolates true okay. Chester chocolate cricket We do get really early on in the book kind of some good environmental storytelling from selden about the newsstand The space inside was big enough for Mario Oriole but Mama and Papa were cramped when they took when each took their turn. A shelf ran along one side and on it were a little second hand. Radio a box of Kleenex. For Mama's Hayfever for a box of kitchen matches for lighting Papas. Pipe a cash register for money which there wasn't much of an alarm clock for no good reason at all. The cash register had one drawer roar which was always open And it just it felt like I was in like a video game where they were trying to tell me about the world by a bunch of things on the floor and of course all of these things come back in the story later as Chester interacts with them one by one Shan. But you asked about whether or not the story hinges on what Chester does how necessary are the human characters Mars trying to justify keeping this cricket around and he's telling Mama that like oh the U.. We could use him to tell the temperature he's like. Have you never heard that seem very efficient though. I'm just going to thermometer. Yeah but like if you you adhere to what is it. In my notes Dole Bears Law. You can calculate the temperature by multiplying. How many times it it chirps spy like fifteen or something and then add forty and then you know math? I'm maybe that's true. Thermometer doc is you just look at the number and then you know at the number as as this is easier. Sounds like you would way boy back in the day we were all telling temperature creek. Yes we invent then. We invented the thermometer. We'd you have to do that. And it sounds like you would be good friends with Mama Bellini. Because she is ragging on Mario like why do we need this cricketer thermometer. It's summer it's hot. And she's like how do even know about cricket so much and he goes. Jimmy Lebowski told me last summer and she goes the give it to the expert Jimmy box game. Yeah I am a big fan of. I liked mumbling a lot And so in his like campaign to tell his mom that he can take care of this cricket He makes a decision that he's going to go down to Chinatown and he's going to get a cage to keep chester in and this is apparently like a practice that people know about it is a real just been keeping him as a free range cricket in their house up to this well in the newsstand he lives in the news can't and so he lives even seem like a little matchbox And he keeps him in there. Oh Up at this point we've also addressed the fact that the animals don't each other Andrew When we meet Harry sorry?.
"times square" Discussed on Overdue
"Hey everybody we're GONNA overdo it. The podcast the books. You've been meaning to read. My name is Craig. My name is Andrew. How many times has a baby thrown up on you you today? None yet none times man. I was once like each week. We talk about a book that we haven't read before four and I'm going to be talking about the cricket in Times Square which I think I read as a kid but Andrew and he tips about getting puked on. ABC On talk. Okay I try not to do it. gay good pediatrician. Who Will be very reassuring to you on the phone when you call them out? When you call the pediatrician attrition? Okay now this is appropriate because this is a kids book that we're GonNa talk about when you call the pediatrician. Do you say I am covered in babies puke helped me. Do you say like or you up front that your your main concern is is your main concern you in your puke state your puke covered state or you really like were you being a good parent and you were of course course. Of course. You're worried about the baby. Now you can. I think the quality of of your call with your pediatrician is going to be as good as what he put into it. Or if you call if you call and say help I'm covered in baby puke. They will take the important information. which is that a baby is puking sure and I think they work backwards to help you figure out what is wrong and what to do next? But they're not going to tell you about laundry tips or things like ideally you. Would I mean the laundry tip Biz like wipe it off Okay yeah ideal you have more information to tell them like whether they running a fever order. Just these are cool baby tips for media. You sure I appreciate that. Well we will only we only in the first four months. We've only done the panics. After hours call to the Pediatrician Attrition Two Times which I think is pretty good for new parents and we. I think we've only new first time parents Henry Puke stories two times on the PODCAST. So I think it's a pretty good record heard I think So this week as I said earlier I'm GonNa talk about the cricket in Times Square by George Selden with illustrations by the innumerable garth Williams Andrews is a book that you are familiar with at all the book. I'm not familiar with but I did we. We had a a Like a Rankin Bass Christmas movie. VHS Box set as kids and one of the movies in that was not the the adaptation of this book but a sequel call the very merry cricket. That was about Christmas. I think selden worked on. All those animated specials wouldn't wouldn't surprise me but I'm like tangentially familiar with these characters and I'm curious to hear what the exact arc of the story is in here because in a very merry cricket like he's it's from like the sixties or something. Yeah think so. It's really like Pete complaining about the commercialization of Christmas or we we all just like became swallowed by it and at the end of the movie. There I don't know if he's in Times Square. It's just a busy city but the lights and everything thing overpowers the electrical grid and there's a blackout and that's why everyone can hear the crickets beautiful song. Oh interesting yeah oh I kinda dig that. I have not seen any adaptations of the chester and yet chester and his friends series by George Cell. It's called I think so. I think on Amazon. This was listed as the cricket in Times Square Chester. And his friends one or something there's like seven or eight of these books. This one which was published in nineteen sixty was made into a film in Nineteen seventy three an animated film by Chuck Jones with with Mel Blanc as Tucker Mouse of all people yeah looney tunes fame but yes I thought that spoke for itself. But thank you for clarifying vying. Not just making sure and our bay who Chuck Jones's that's true Do you know the IMF. And he the Info Wars Guy. Oh Gosh do you do you. No who George. Selden is Andrew Well I've it's only I. It's very seldom that I look up this kind of information. I know that he's a novelist who wrote mostly children's fiction and this is his best known as the first this first book as you mentioned came out in nineteen sixty and and then he along with Williams did another six books between nineteen sixty nine and nineteen eighty seven. Okay all about the the the the these three characters cricket this cat and mouse I think yes. Those are unlikely combination of because the cat. I would eat both of those I yes anything like my do address that in the book which I'll tell you about a little later We don't need really to talk too much about Mr Williams. We covered him in episode two ninety when we talked about Charlotte's Web But he's did like Stuart little and a whole bunch of stuff. His drawings things are all the The little house books. Oh yes Asians. Yes and then. He'd did really detailed research of the American Midwest like he he went and walked around he One of the books is about a house that they make like along the banks of a river and he walked along that river and found like a a divot in the bank that he thinks was probably the house Let's go yeah. He wrote illustrated tons books. We talked about him already. I think the the other thing you might know him from that. He created a minor controversy among terrible people when his illustrations for the rabbits wedding in nineteen fifty eight depicted a white rabbit marrying a black rabbit. They're just Ravitz. I think the quote that we read in the other episode. I was completely unaware the animals with white I such as white polar bears and white white dog white rabbits were considered blood relations of white beings. I was only aware that a white horse next to a black horse looks very picturesque. So good job garth Mr Selden born nineteen point nine. Nine hundred eighty nine went to Yale and Columbia. Went to Rome like you do There I couldn't and find too much about him. Aside from these books and aside from a book he published in Nineteen Seventy four under the pseudonym Terry Andrews which is about the story of. It's called the story of Herald About a children's book author WHO's written like a very successful book called the story of Herald and then it's about like his sexcapades in downtown East Village Culture in Manhattan. I did a little little bit more digging including reading from like good reads stuff on this and yes oh it's it's assumed to be at least partially autobiographical. Yeah But yeah it's about a bisexual children's book author He now this this character. I believe does plans. You commit suicide And it also has like some fairly explicit like sexual themes interest. Yeah it's an adult. It's a pretty pretty big departure from the story about like this cricket in this massive SCAP before it's true There was one one article I read about it though. That's I like praised. It was in a list of people's like forgotten books or something like books that are out of print or books that you hadn't heard of that author's Thor's liked and it they praise it as a depiction of that era of Gay Culture in Manhattan where people were Freely experimenting and kind of trying to live their best lives In a way that was very novel at the time Yeah like reading. One of the good reads reviews I'm pretty high up it. It talked about how the main character whose name is Terry. How like stereotypical nickel He is as a gay purr very catty. And and and just all all of those serotypes that are well worn out now but I think might Fill a little more. I don't know realistic or less. Troublesome in nineteen seventy whatever her This book as I said earlier was published in nineteen sixty He says the inspiration came from quote. One Night I was coming home on the subway way and I did hear a cricket Chirp in Times Square subway station. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those although they happen. All all too infrequently It went on to win a newbery honor which is not the actual metal. They call it newbery. Honor when you're like the runner up when you lose but let's get some credit Which I some honor? It lost to the island of Blue Dolphins which is a book. We talked about episode one eight six. Listen awesome that if you want them all sorts of internal advertising. You would ask me whether we had done islander the blue dolphins I would either have told you. Yeah no or flipped a coin. I don't have done so many of these But Yeah I'm excited to talk about this book. I remember reading it as the little kid and I didn't remember much about it except the basic character relationships and a few key details also I I'm I associated with with Christmas because interesting. That movie is my only my only window really into the universe so so I thought it was kind of seasonally appropriate even though we are reading are typical horny holidays fair a little later later. This is not an official Christmas book up but there is a Christmas flavored entry in this series. If you want to go and find yeah well. Let's take a quick break Andrew. And then I'll tell you all about this book Doc. All Right Craig. So you know that. There's a big gift giving holiday coming up later this month. Yeah festive this. Yeah that's one of them and there's no better way to get somebody by a gift then to make sure it makes a statement about something that they're doing wrong and so one of our sponsors..