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"tommy knockers" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"We'd be remissed. Talk about under the down without at least briefly touching on the tv adaptation. Boy i listen. I am going to set this up so that the audience understands why you are having this reaction it aired from june twenty thirteen to september two thousand fifteen s first season at one a critics. Tv award for most exciting new season and had some absolutely heavy hitters behind it including executive producer steven spielberg and king himself. However the tv show differed markedly from the novel on which it was based expanding the timeframe from one week to a series of months but also hope onto other stuff so extreme that king send out an email blast from his news site. Stephen king dot com explaining that the novel and the tv should really be thought of as two entirely different stories that makes sense because they are two completely different stories in the tv adaptation. The domes presence is caused by the existence of an alien egg buried beneath the town. Big jim rennie's good now and he helps fight the aliens. There's a whole infection plotline. Here's the quote from the wikipedia summary and then. Chris has actually watched some of this. In what i can only assume as a delirious haze will take us from there quote in season. Three christine resurrects melanie. Whom christine uses to lure the townspeople into the caves. So they can be cocooned and the kinship can infect them halfway through the transfer process big. Jim breaks the egg preventing a full infection over time. The townspeople become absorbed by the kinship except for a few who fight the aliens and try to escape these remnants of the town. People are known as the resistance. So you wanna know what this reminds me of. What's that one king book with the alien ship under the ground. It's fucking tommy now. They tommy knockers. I it's the second. Stephen king adaptation that has done this season two of castle. Rock does the exact same thing with the vampires from jerusalem's lot. They made it into a tommy knockers clone. And i just wanna know why. No one has the balls digest. Do tommy knockers. Because there was there was a time inoperable adaptation in the eighties. I think it was. It was big. It was bad it was big bad. Ironically the tommy nog outpatient actually did have leather heads which this app did not god. I was reading about this. And it's just wild because these barely these aren't the same characters from the bucs six words six words for you. Big jim rennie is good now your legs so jim big jim. Ready is played by dean. Norris who most people would probably know as hank schrader breaking bed. Which i mean isn't the worst casting ever but it's era great. I feel like the cast him and they're like oh we like too much. We can't make him that bed. All right i want to take this opportunity to ask you. Who you would cast as big jim rennie and i will let you go first or second. Whichever your pick. Because i have the correct answer in my opinion. What is the correct answer. John fucking goodman. That was going to be my answer to yes. Oh ooh is the right answer. Like i don't i cannot think of another actor who could like. Have we seen them on one thousand nine cloverfield and like ooh ooh john. Goodman will be perfect. I don't have anything else to say about the shitty adaptation. I mean do we have to express how weird it was the. Here's some statistics that i pulled right viewership declined from eleven point. Two one million viewers to four point seven. In the third season the average audience score for season three was eight thirty. Three percent on rotten tomatoes did a bad job. I don't know what to there's just dumb. it's really dumb. Like they changed it to the point. Where like where. The dome is really the only thing you know. It is very funny because at the at the start they have a sequence where barbie witnesses akao get cut in half but it's cut down the middle and the effect is not good. Funny seek that out our take us to a really quick battle. The books chris you've been with us for not one but two books which means you're officially qualified for invitation literature. Fight club battle the books so we've both read under the dumb and from a buick eight. Which means we are ready to say which is better empirically. I gotta be under the dome right like i liked from a buick. Eight a lot. I didn't dislike it pretty much. All i think under the dome is a is a better story. I agree the under the dome had a much more memorable start to finish. I'm going to remember under the dome for a lot longer than i remember from be. Okay yeah and i think from a buick. Eight feels like something that could happen. You know the way the. Let me rephrase that the characters feel real the way that this story has told and meanders and ships from perspective. Is these people around. The campfire are telling their points of view. It feels very real and natural but under the dome is a more interesting story. Yes i hope. It's and some of that. Shit king rights. Man is just so good it gave us one of the most for me Effective king tag inists ever. And that is saying something. And so for big jim rennie alone. Gotta give it under the dome. Yeah i think that's fair. What's ring that bell and move onto recommended reading so in honor of the fact that we are well and truly getting up there in time. I wanna recommend another album from the year that under the dome was released specifically i wanted to recommend an album with echoes of some of the anti authoritarian teams and also album. That is kind of an overall mass by the end. Yes you've guessed it. My recommended reading tonight is muses twenty. Nine album the resistance. I loved that album in highschool. God oh my god that that satisfied my angsty rebel of so. It's so it doesn't hold up. But it's so good angers in their couple banners in there for sure. Yeah that's my. I don't have anything else to say about. It goes into the resistance and be like. Why do people like this. I liked it is score. What's your excuse. What i'm going to recommend and remind me if i've recommended this already but my recommendation is actually video game called where the water tastes like wine you have. I don't think you've recommended my god. Oh my god. I'm so happy then 'cause i will recommend this until they reprint that fucking album so we're the water tastes like wine. Is this video game. That takes place in sort of an american dream. Time where you are you make a deal with dire wolf and you lose a game of cards. So he tells you to go out into america. Walk the nation and just listen. Go to town to town city to city and listen to people's stories like you go around and you like encounter like a weird german guy in new york who can't see his head but you see blood on his collar. And as you tell that story to other people the story evolves.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on WTOP
"Michigan and Nevada. Now, despite the uncertainty, President Trump declared victory in an early morning speech. We won states and all of a sudden I said, What happened to the election? It's off. In a speech from Wilmington, Delaware. Just after midnight, Joe Biden said he's confident about the outcome for him. I have to be patient. Until we, uh the hardwork Italian votes is finished now in President Trump's early remarks, he said he wants the Supreme Court to stop further vote counting the Biden campaigns as it'll fight any efforts by the Trump campaign to get the Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated course will have any and all developments here on W T o p and w t o p dot com. Joining us more now on all of this is Charlie Cook, He's publisher of the Cook Political Report. And Charlie this morning, the president talking about going to the Supreme Court. Of course, he'd have to begin the legal process in the state courts. What are the things that he would challenge in state courts about these races that are still to be called? I'm not sure duty. I I don't. I'm sorry of went to bed about 4 45. Didn't we are sure exactly what what the grounds with the grounds with they? I mean, you know, we've got a sort of let this play out. I think we just have to get more votes before we could find out Sort of OK, Who's Who's standing where you know in those, the three that we've been focused from the very beginning. Michigan, Wisconsin Pennsylvania. No, there seems to be a whole lot of democratic vote out there. And, you know, there seems to be a clear path to 2 74. For buying. But this is now in the zone where you know, lawyers will do what they're going to do, But I don't think I don't know that the legal issues are really clear yet. Not to me anyway. Are you? Are you surprised at where we stand right now, Charlie? Yeah, If you you know, it's sort of reality and expectations. And the reality is that only one state has changed hands from 2016 That was Arizona. Going from Republic going from Republican to Democrat and then the second District of Omaha. And so that's a grand total. I think, 12, but obviously does it turn things over? We're just waiting to see those other free. And then there's some cleanup something Georgia North Carolina are not called Arizona, Nevada and, quite frankly, just since the time I went to bed in 23 hours, I was in bed. The Michigan Senate race kind of came back came back alive, so Um I just think we're gonna have Tio Just just Yes. Wait, wait. Watch Thiss was darkness election, You know, Think? Ah. I think everybody was surprised in one way or another, but clearly. Ah, you know, Florida was sort of the biggest shock that It looked It looked like it was going to be a heck of a lot more competitive than it Wass. I know, but some biting people I talked to yesterday morning. They had a bad vibe on on Florida. Charlie. I want to ask you quickly before we have to part with you here about some of these states having quit overnight, quit there counting overnight. Some of them have gone to bed, Nevada said. It's not going to continue counting or have anything else to say until tomorrow is that unusual? Yes, we've seen that. It is not unusual. You know, I think they got a once your workers get completely mentally exhausted, and you only have a certain number supervisors, and I think they think it's you know, they'd be better off with a crush count. You know, fresh Good. I sleep and not make mistakes because the whole world's watching and you really don't want to make mistakes. And you know, there are a lot of people they're trying to do that so Um No, it's it's It's inconvenient, but I think it's probably the right thing to do. Let him Let let let him get their sleep to the job, and another day won't kill us. So wait. We will Charlie. Thank you so much. Always going to talk to you. Charlie Cook, publisher of the Cook Political report Sports at 15 and 45, powered by Red River Technology decisions aren't black and white. Think rate 15. Here's Dave Johnson. Yes, I have a vote to talk about this 40 what? It's not that complicated about the start of the embassies in the athletic reports MBA players. Take a vote on either Thursday or Friday morning on the league's plan, TTO have a 72 game season starting on December 22nd. The other option would be to begin in January on the Martin Luther King holiday. The NFL trade deadline has passed. Dwayne Haskins and Ryan Kerrigan are still with Western football team. It is good to be the Dodgers Mookie Betts, a World Series champion. And now the nationally gold, love winning right fielder. And how about the new baseball team in Butte, Montana. They've decided on a name the mining city, Tommy knockers. Tommy knockers are mythical beings that keep miners safe, either knocking toe one of danger or to tell the miners where to dig Dave Johnson over you till B sports..
"tommy knockers" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"This Stephen King Fan podcast I do not know what to tell you other than. Welcome. This is where you start. you're in for something you have some questionable habits but also strapped in. So this is our segment where we talk about which book was better. The book we just read or the one directly before it and we always do. A season finale version of where we talk about what the best book from this previous year was. So that's right. We seed it just like March madness Sometimes, we throw in March madness jokes about it in usually I pick a haunted place to go on site and record. Now last year I was in an abandoned town and things got really scary this year I couldn't go to the. Second most haunted places in Vermont because it City Hall and its voting time. So I went to the third most haunted places in Vermont which Shelburne farms and I'm in my buddies a little recording studio. I'm out here. There are ghosts everywhere and I'm pretty much ready to rumble with this show. Yeah. So this is going to go down as follows reread six teen Stephen King books this year. So I'm just going to list them off in order of wine we'll be talking about them. So round one is going to be survival horror the girl who loved Tom Gordon versus Gerald's game round to attack of the killer psychic aliens it will be Tommy knockers versus dream catcher. Round. Three is the anthology animosity four past midnight versus everything's eventual round four no country for old man insomnia versus Dolores Claiborne Mash five tax sabbath desperation versus the regulators. Names Dude I spent a lot of time doing this instead of homework match six that death of the author on writing versus the dark half match seven weird fantasy, black house versus gunslinger and match eight curses and Christ figures bag of bones versus the Green Mile. So if you WANNA pause the episode in Puzzle Out, which is you think was the best book feel. Free. Otherwise join. US Won't you as.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Doesn't matter the point. Is that the effect in question is related to a more quote unquote quote almond shaped line formed by one variation on the ethnic antic fold commonly seen an East Asian ethnic groups. So what's the problem right. That is is a reasonable distributor. Not really there are Chinese people who have large wide set eyes and Chinese people who have small inward set is the actual. Anatomical placement of the fold can drastically change what one is looks like it is fundamentally inefficient and distracting writing thing. It's not a good description and best. It means nothing specific unless at worst you have one idea of what a Chinese person in looks like which is somewhere between white and eldrick which is why. I think it's pretty fucking to raise this. Like what a fifty six. This is nineteen ninety. Like if I read that in a lovecraft story I'd be like Whoo Hoo. Let's back off their buddy where the fuck was his editor. Where was everyone in this pipeline? who was like? Hey Steve. Hey That's pretty racist dog. Don't be doing that all right. Let's get those get Outta here. We yeah let's bail let's take it to needful themes are literary analysis section. I want to hear more of your voice. I don't think you've talked enough good news. We didn't plan this well and now I have even more things to say so that when you have your four minute timer timer out so I can tell you more hot aches five four three two. So we're going to be talking about degrees risk of abstraction in horror to catch us up horror as we have talked about before is an ideal genre to discuss issues which are taboo or disturbing by nature. Because it's so sean read that is intended to disturb however the ways in which horror writers may choose to engage with broad often. Difficult topics varies wildly. Today we'll be talking specifically about obstruction in our case. We're talking about using literary methods to create distance in meaning from a given topic. I find and this is easiest to talk about an examples. So let's say you wanted to talk about depression. The we subtracted one can get is to actually just write a story about someone who is struggling with depression. How how do they cope? What are they go through? If you wanted to abstract this you would maybe write a story about a person who is being possessed say and as the possession takes hold sold its effects on the protagonist. Look an awful lot like the effects of depression for a stellar example of this. See the movie the Baba Duke. But we've talked about not all that before what I really want to get to is stories like this one that mix levels of abstraction. I think it's one of the big secrets to Stephen King's success pass in the library. Policeman were dealing with two different kind of levels of abstraction around the topic of childhood sexual assault on one literal level. We have the protagonists literal experience. A Harrowing Textual Account of Rape On the other hand. We have a monster are Delia. WHO's a kind kind of fear? Vampire somewhere between Dracula and it both are very useful when looking to dive into a topic as difficult and potentially fraught as sexual assault with a concrete depiction of trauma. You have more control over the level of seriousness. Your audience attributes to a problem. It's hard to argue that a piece like this one is belittling the seriousness of rape but as people we also need broader meaning associated with issues. This is where our Delia comes in. She feeds off the fear of victims victims. Who Trust her as an authority figure? This creates a metaphorical framework from which we can understand the concrete trauma vampirism as well as the lesser themes of parasite Tisza. Give us a shape for the emotional fallout of trauma. These themes suggest that like the victim of a vampire. The victim of a sexual assault may feel. They have something taken from them. They also hinted other important macro level concerns such as the idea that the Predator is not necessarily visibly monstrous until they attack and Stephen King does this all the time. The shining is a story at at least partly about alcoholism. Jack Torrance is drawn to self-destruction both literally through his alcohol abuse and figuratively through his obsession with the overlook. The the same might be said about misery. Paul Sheldon is figuratively held hostage by his addiction to painkillers. While being both literally held hostage and literally addicted addicted to painkillers. It's in the relationship between the two depictions literal. Abstract that Stephen King can make a deeper statement about the fraud topics at hand Phoenix. How much time you have forty two seconds all right So I also wanted to just say that. I think that the differences this is in these across books is what. Let's get away with writing about alcoholic writers all the time because the ground level. Oh this character is an alcoholic writer ignores is the abstract level of what the monsters doing. Tommy knockers shining very different stories. Because they're abstraction points or difference you get different types you too meaning out of it now. How do what he said? uh-huh route your Dan. Thanks cool. That's fun yeah what did you think that was good. I liked that you mentioned the that like that. This might be on purpose. Oh he might be doing this as a way to make it more interesting. Because this particular piece and his whole embolic was ripped for being formulaic. I thought that was unfair. At least half based on your evaluation of these default yeah and people are always going to rip genre. Perfection is formulaic. Because that's what makes it. A coherent genre is that it relies on certain tropes certain plot structures and it's in the specific specific differences between stories. That you get interesting meaning out of genre fiction but there there's always going to be critics or like it's just the same story the and it's like not dude it it's fine just you're missing the point. You're missing the point anyway. Always comes from people who watched all of friends than watched all of like. Yeah Man I duNNo. Stories is stories at the end of the day. You're always going to have have something that that's been done before. So just right just go out and write some cool stuff. I mean let's take it to. Which one do I shoot?.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Chat Sematary
"Hi Everyone Chad cemeteries back as is Katie Schaefer. She has suffered through yet. Another miniseries raise to discuss with me and today. It's all about the nineteen ninety-three adaptation of the Tommy knockers which we previously discussed the novel aval. And I think it's safe to say that it isn't our favorite thing from Stephen King. Wouldn't that be right. Katie that is a thousand percent right. This was his in his first book. So far and this is definitely the worst mini series too. I can't imagine me not liking a book as much as I did. Not like the Tommy knockers going forward just because I've either read some of the more recent books already or yeah. I know enough about a lot of the books that are coming up to know that I am going to like them. You know things like the Green Mile which I've read forever ago. Oh and it was one of the first king things that I read. So she's very fuzzy. 'cause I was like ooh look at these little serialized books. Let me read those that. I had no reason for her reading it really. I was just like Oh look short. Low books that I wanna read. Yes and you know. The Tommy knockers was long to say the least and so was this miniseries so I think we should just jump right in and talk about the casting because there were some things that I felt like this series. This could've had going for it but for one reason or another it just didn't work and the two main characters we see our bobby and guard played respectively by Marc Hogan. Burger and Jimmy Smits so you have these TV actors who are huge. You know both of them are still working today. As far as I know you know who so they have made a name for themselves and with this you were just like okay. Okay I understand why you pick these people totally make sense given the time period but a lot of the problems. Don't lie with the cast necessarily early and you even have someone like e g Marshall Coming back he had been in creepshow and then was in this. And you see that a lot with Stephen King adaptations but for a reason. We'll talk about shortly. This just didn't work. Yeah it really. Doesn't I think like I totally agree. The casting was fine. Like you really really could have made this movie in this time frame with this cast and it could've worked but so much the other stuff is laughably ridiculous and so much of that is just due to the books like what you're adapting if your source material is in good than like the best actors can't make it any better than what already is and I think this this really tried to be a really close adaptation and didn't didn't do didn't do a good job and it was already a bad thing to try to adapt and like I said the acting just is fine. Yeah but they couldn't and save it they just couldn't save it and Lawrence D Cohen couldn't save it. Either he had done some great work with Kerry and he worked on the miniseries which granted it it was still a mini series. But it was much better than this one. It's not the best thing we've ever seen as I even king adaptations go but again given the time period and what you're working with with network restrictions at the time you know these things weren't on. Hbo Or AMC or channels. Like that where you can kind of not have the same rules that ABC NBC CBS. And Fox have to play by so so for this. It was another one of those things where you're like. Yeah I see why they did this adaptation and I see why they pick these people to work on it but like you said the problem is the source material. And that's really what I want to dive into here. Because I get wanting to capitalize on Stephen King and doing adaptations of pretty much everything but this is the last thing I would have picked. And if I'm not mistaken there have been some rumblings about this. Getting a remake at some point. Well they've signed up James One of the conjuring series And aquaman to do it like that was announced pretty recently like within the the past couple of weeks that James One is yeah I was like no James One run. No because if you've read this book I mean I'm sure there are people out there who Leica okay and the judge if if you dig it then awesome but to me. The story itself really meanders all over the place like a a drunk could dude like guard and it doesn't the final solution doesn't feel very interesting and doesn't really come together at all and that's really present in how the adaptation works because there's so many things that you can tell our that for those who've read the book look like Oh I can see how this story this worked in the book like the the story with Davy little boy who gets transplanted to another planet like that kind of works in the book. Not really but it really fails in the mini series because it's just kind of thrown in there and then not really addressed until the very end. Yeah the problem. Is that a lot of these characters. Aren't even like bull. Obviously Guard gets his redemption moment by sacrificing himself. But overall you know who do you like in this for me. It's kind of like okay. Ruth the sheriff and PD the dog. It's like I don't care for anyone else and I think it king was trying to do was obviously deal with his own addiction Russian. And that's part of the story that I think comes through very clearly you know bobby has this addiction to getting this Thang uncovered and she just wants to dig and dig and dig and you know you see. The influence of something like invasion of the body snatchers. which admittedly the I have not seen? But I know enough about to know that this was definitely influenced and right does not work on nearly the same level. I have seen it and it's great. I've the Donald Sutherland version. And it's really good and far better than this and it definitely but there are definitely parallels. I think the addiction thing is it. That's the part of the story that is well done and but this movie does not really make those connections and really didn't like the fact that guard has that one breakdown that we see the party which is not nearly as bad as what goes on in the book and then. That's just kind of dropped by the wayside. He kind of. It's mentioned that he has a hard time but the book like he is hard core drinking throughout it until the end when he makes that sacrifice so we know oh how hard it is for him to do it in the movie which it's mini series. Yes but I'm just GONNA call it a movie because that's how I watched it like. It doesn't show winning of that so his sacrifice at the end is like it doesn't have the emotional impact that it doesn't the book and I thought that particular choice was really four because we need that for it to be for the viewer to feel impacted by it at all. I totally agree. I think we don't get enough of that tension between Bobby Guard that we get in the book because the book is so long again too long for this story that were given. But there's a lot more character there were done in that that makes a lot more sense and given the fact that this story was stretched out over three hours for this miniseries you would think they could head of put some more of that in. I felt like they were spending too much time on the mistress of the town and I was just like this character have. This is big of a role in the book. It's like Nancy was everywhere you had. No no she does not. Nancy is barely in the book. She has mentioned and I agree that the use the characters very poorly and we don't get enough information about them so they feel very like paper dolls being moved around and we know what we're supposed to feel about them but it doesn't earn any of that I think a little bit with The wife of the guy who's having the affair. What is her name? We barely get anything back. Got Her beca thank you but then she is gone in a heartbeat at the like. I know like an hour into the movie and it's like well what we see her in the asylum chanting. The Tommy knockers little the day. Yeah Yeah Yeah and it just it just feels so they don't. The story is driving the characters instead of the characters driving this story and that doesn't work very well for something like this especially because because kings stories are all about characters and so it feels very flapped right and I think the creepiest thing. The story brought us. Where for those dolls that Ruth had and your guy? Oh okay I I was kind of expecting you know the aliens to be the creepy wants. Because they're taking over the town but here we are it's a budget all's and no thank you. We don't need US goodbye. There's so much croupier. The books but then and just seeing that room of dolls which I loved was just in the police department is going to make space to these this room full of dolls and it was just like Oh my God i I would cry little child that scared. They're all staring at you. Yeah I have an aunt who has a bunch of dolls in at one point they were mostly all in one room and I was just like we're never going in that room peak and you're like oh just mark. This is scary place. They were like a lot of the raggedy ann dolls and things like that. It was a mix too but it kind of reminded me of that room. I was like Oh all right I could see why the memories yeah I bet I could see why. Yeah Ah the creepy aspect of this just it all is less than expected and so much of that is because it's TV movie with the low budget and it's nine hundred ninety three so special effects are limited so yeah and I thought they did some of it. Okay like the Green Light SAF is Fine but the aliens and like the changes of the people because that is such a huge part of the book is where they all start start to become transparent and you know they just really tired in the movie they did at least do a nice job of of making bobby look like an addict I think yet and because we see more of her in those moments at the end than any any of the others really. They're sort of just in the background digging and doing their thing. It was nice to see that they nailed that visual aspect. At least and you know with guard being a drunk you could kind of see. It was taking a toll on him but Obviously the green light isn't going to age super well but it's one of those things where you're like okay. Green glowing light. We get it thank you. That's good enough. The green fireworks worked fairly well. But everything else like. You said like the aliens I was like. Oh God. That's that's what they look like really okay and up there. What ahead the Mars? It was like Mars. Attacks Aliens combined with Zeno morphs chiefs smashing together. And there you go. There's your aliens I ono. They just look silly. These just look really silly like once they get you you get to that end point and it was like Oh God I knew it was going to be good but it didn't think it was gonna be this bad. They're not scary. They look like you could just push him over and they'd fall like a turtle and not be able to get up and it's just so poorly designed and the creature effects are not. Yeah well done so it. I found the last twenty minutes of the movie to be by far the most entertaining..
"tommy knockers" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"It's either all an accident or all fate. It's the Stephen King Boo club. Forty four seconds. Executions kitson's sick burns on Gardner. I'm glad it's there. I just wish I didn't have to read it multiple times. You do it. It's just a lot you know. Yeah I'm Steven Indra. Sano in dime Phoenix CENEX Crockett. And this week we are finishing out. The Tommy knockers published in nineteen eighty seven. And now I will take the main points back in haven.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Late last night and the night before. Tommy Knockers Tommy. Knockers knocking at the door. It's the Stephen King Boo. ooh Love the chance to yet. Sheriff to the only other person that works on this podcast. How what do you not know about? This is like lighten Ding dongs. Yeah Yeah doritos Monster Energy I'm Steven Indra. Sano dime Phoenix Crockett. And this week we're reading part. One of the Tommy knockers published in nineteen nineteen eighty-seven now phoenix. I will be taking the main points here but let it be known. That Phoenix did the first draft of these main points super upset at the character. James Gardner so if you're hearing any bitterness it's because well we'll talk about it in full darkness doc new structure but yeah he we go. This.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"Hey y'all this is Steven No regular episode for this week. We are kicking off season two next week. With the Tommy knockers. Part one for now we wanted to give you something a little bit different this is going to be a reading of HP lovecraft S- The colour out of space. The reason we are doing this reading this week is that it was a major influence on Stephen King. When he was writing the Tommy knockers? So there's that and the other thing is that it's the subject of Phoenix's needful theme segment for part one so we wanted to give you a little bit of context there and also it's a fun story so sit back relax and enjoy the color out of space by HP lovecraft it west of Arkham the hills rise wild and there are valleys with deep woods. That no acts has ever cut. There are narrow Glenn's where the trees slope fantastically and were thin brook. Let's trickle without ever. Having caught the glint of sunlight on the gentler slopes there are farms ancient and rocky with squat. Moscow did cottages brooding eternally over old New England secrets in the Lee of of great ledges. But these are all vacant now. The wide chimneys crumbling and the shingles sides bulging perilously beneath low gambro roofs. The old folk have gone away and foreigners do not like to live their French Canadians. Tried it Italians have tried it. And the polls have common departed. It is not because of anything that can be seen or heard or handled but because of something that is imagined the the place is not good for the imagination and does not bring restful dreams at night it must be this which keeps the foreigners away for old Ammi Pierce has never told them of anything he recalls from strange days and me whose head has been a little queer for years is the only one still remains or whoever talks of the strange days and he dares to do this because his house is so near the open fields fields and the traveled roads around Arkham there was once a road over the hills and through the valleys that ran straight where the blasted lasted heath is now the people cease to use it and a new road was laid curving far toward the south traces of the old one can can still be found amidst the weeds of returning wilderness and some of them will doubtless linger even when half the hollows are flooded for the new reservoir then the dark woods will be cut down and the blasted heath will slumber far below blue waters who surface will mirror the sky and ripple in the sun and the secrets secrets of those strange days will be one with the deeps secrets one with the hidden lore of old ocean and all the mystery of primal earth breath when I went into the hills and Vales to survey for the new reservoir. They told me the place was evil. They you told me this in Arkham and because that is a very old town full of which legends I thought the evil must be something which grandparents had whispered to children through centuries injuries the name blasted heath seemed to me very odd and theatrical. And I wondered how it had come into the folklore of a puritan people then then I saw that dark westwood tangle of Glens and slopes for myself and ceased to wonder at anything besides its own elder mystery it was morning when I saw it but shadow lurked always there. The trees grew too thickly and their trunks. Were too who big for any healthy New England would there was too much silence in the dim alleys between them and the floor was too soft with the Dank thank moss and meetings of infinite years of decay in the open spaces mostly along the line of the old road. There were little hillside farms arms sometimes with all the building standing sometimes with only one or two and sometimes with only alone chimney or fast filling seller weeds and Breyer's rained and furtive wild things Russell than the undergrowth upon everything was a haze of restlessness depression. Depression a touch of the unreal and the grotesque as if some vital element of prospective or Carascalao were awry. I did did not wonder that the foreigners would not stay for this was no region to sleeping. It was too much like a landscape of Salvator Rosa. Too much like some forbidden woodcut in a tale of terror but even all this was not so bad as the blasted heath. I knew at the moment I came upon it. At the bottom of a spacious valley for no other name could fit such a thing or any other thing fit such a name. It was as if the poet had coined the phrase from having seen this one particular region it must I thought as I viewed it be the outcome of a fire but why had nothing new ever grown over these five acres of grey desolation that sprawled open to the sky like a great spot eaten by acid in the woods and fields it lay largely to the north of the ancient road line but encroached a little on either side died. I felt an odd reluctance about approaching and did so at last only because my business took me through and passed it. There was no vegetation of any kind on that product spent but only a fine grey dust or ash which no wind seemed effort to blow about the trees near it were sickly and stunted and many dead trunks stood or lay rotting at the rim as I walked hurriedly really by I saw the tumbled bricks and stones of an old chimney and seller on my right and the yawning black Mauve and abandoned well who stagnant into vapors played strange tricks with the Hughes of the sunlight. Even the long dark woodland climb beyond seemed welcome in contrast and I marveled no more. At the frightening whispers of Arkham people there had been no house or ruined near even in the old days. The place must've been lonely and remote and EH twilight dreading to re pass that ominous spot. I walked circuitously back to town by the curving road on the south. I vaguely Egli wished. Some clouds would gather for an odd timidity about the deeps guide voids above crept into my soul. In the evening. I asked old people in Arkham about the blasted heath and what was meant by that phrase strange days which so many evasively muttered. I could not however get any good answers except that all the mystery was much more recent than I had dreamed of. It was not a matter matter of old legendary at all but something within the lifetime of those who spoke it had happened in the eighties and a family had disappeared or was killed. Speakers would not be exact and because they all told me to pay no attention to old. Ame- pierces crazy tales. I saw him out the next next morning. Having heard that he lived alone in the ancient tottering cottage with the trees. I began to get very thick. It was a fearsomely archaic workplace and had begun to exude the Faint Asmal odor which clings about houses that have stood too long only with persistent knocking. Could I rouse the aged man. And when he shuffled timidly to the door I could tell he was not glad to see me. He was not so feeble as I had expected but his eyes is drooped in a curious way and is unkempt clothing and white beard made him seem very warn dismal not knowing just how he could best be launched on his tales. I find a matter of business told them of my surveying and asked vague questions about the district. He was far brighter and more educated than I had been led to think and before I knew it I had grasped as much of the subject is any man I had talked with an Arkham he was not like other Russ sticks. I had known in the sections where reservoirs were to be from him. There were no protests at the miles miles of old wood and farm land to be blotted out though perhaps there would have been had not his home lane outside the balance of the future lake. Relief Leaf was all that he showed relief at the doom of the dark. Ancient Bow is through which he had roamed all his life. They were better underwater now. Better underwater since the strange days and with this opening his husky voice sank low while his body leaned forward and and his right forefinger began to point shakily and impressively. It was then that I heard the story. And as the rambling voice scraped and whispered on I shivered again and again. Despite the summer day often I had to recall the speaker from ramblings peace peace out scientific points which he knew only by Fading Parrot Memory of professors talk or bridge over gaps where his sense of logic and continuity broke down. When he was done I did not wonder that his mind had snapped? Trifle or that. The folk of arkham would not speak much of the blasted heath. I heard back before sunset to my hotel unwilling to have the stars come out above me in the open and the next day they returned to Boston to give up my position I could not go into that. Dim Chaos of old forest and slope again or face another time that that gray blasted Heath with the Blackwell Yon deep beside the tumbled bricks and stones. The reservoir will soon be built now and all. All those elder secrets will be safe forever under watery fathoms. But even then I do not believe I would like to visit that country by night at least not when the sinister stars are out and nothing could bribe me to drink the new city water of Arkham it all began a me. He said with the meteorite before that time there had been no wild legends at all since the witch trials and even then these western woods. We're not feared half have so much as the small island in the Mrkomjic with the devil held court beside a curious stone altar older than the Indians. These were not haunted woods and they're fantastic. Dust was never terrible till the strange days then there had come that white noon tide cloud that string of explosions things in the air and that pillar of smoke from the valley far in the wood. And by night all Arkham had heard of the giant rock that fell out the sky embedded itself in the ground beside the well at the not whom Gardiner place that was the house which had stood with the blasted heath was to become the trim white. Now whom Gardner House amidst it's fertile gardens and orchards. Now whom had come to town to tell people people about the stone and had dropped in at Emi Pierces on the way a me was forty then and all the queer things were fixed very strange way in his mind he and his wife and gone with the three professors from Mr Tonic University. Who hastened out the next morning to see the weird visitor from unknown stellar space and had wondered wonder why now whom had called it so large the day before it had shrunk no whom said as he pointed out the big brownish mound above the ripped earth earth and Chart Grass near the archaic? Well sweep in his front yard. But the wise men answered that stones not shrink its heat lingered persistently and now whom declared it had glowed faintly in the night. The professors tried it with the geologist's hammer and found. It was oddly soft. It was in truth so soft as to be almost plastic and they gouge rather than chipped a specimen to take back to the college for testing. They they took it in an old Pale borrowed from not. WHO's kitchen for? Even the small piece refused to grow cool on the trip back. They stopped at AMIS to arrest and seemed thoughtful when Mrs Pearce remarked that the fragment was growing smaller and burning the bottom of the Pale truly it was not large but perhaps perhaps they had taken less than they thought the day after that all of this was in June of eighty two. The professors had trooped out again integrate excitement as they passed as they told him what queer things the specimen had done as they passed amis they told him what what queer things the specimen had done and how it had faded holy away when they put it in the glass beaker. The PEKAR had gone to and the wise men talked of the strange gene stones affinity for silicon. It had acted quite unbelievably in that. Well ordered laboratory doing nothing at all and showing no included gases asses when heated on charcoal being wholly negative and the Borax bead and soon proving itself absolutely non vital at any producible temperature including combat of the oxy hydrogen blowpipe on the anvil it appeared highly malleable. And in the dark its luminosity was ferry marked stubbornly refusing to grow cold. It soon had the college in the state of real excitement. And when upon heating before the spectra scope it displayed shining bands unlike any any known colors of the normal spectrum there was much breathless talk of new elements bizarre optical properties. Another things which puzzled men of science are want want to say when faced by the unknown hot as it was they tested it in a crucible. With all the proper reagents water did nothing hydrochloric. Acid was the same nitric acid and even awkward reja merely his and spattered against its Torrid invulnerability ability on me had difficulty in recalling all these things but recognized some solvents as I mentioned them in the usual order of us there were or ammonia and caustic soda alcohol and ether nauseous Carbon Di sulfide and a dozen others but although the weight grew steadily less less as time passed and the fragments seemed to be slightly cooling. There was no change in the solvents to show that they had attacked the substance at all.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"And he's done. Incredible research on an incident that took place there in August of nineteen sixty three and shifting Pennsylvania. There were three miners that were trapped underground for, I think almost a week to survive one, the buddy was never found some talk of cannibalism, but there's no evidence of that. And when they came to the surface of the two surviving a miner's said that they were kept alive by beings who came from inside the the mine where they would track. The walls, actually opened and they could see lights inside of these beings came out, and they also claim that they had a vision of the, the, the pope who had just passed away at that point. Remember with was fan. But in fact, the Catholic church considers this a miracle. Now, there are many reports of, of people encountering about the creatures of underground, in fact, the, the miners in the in the west, they call them the Tommy knockers. In fact, the Stephen King did a book with the same title and supposedly the Tommy knockers come and will replace the, the goal that the miners have discovered with fools goal. Then in some cases, they will steal it all together. Now, there were hundreds. Of cases in rape, Palmer's magazine's readers were writing into tell of incidents that happened to them. And they're quite a number of spur lumper's cave explorers, who have come across remnants of what seemed to be lost civilizations. In fact, Eric van Daniken I think the second or third book that he wrote he talked about a great discovery of silver Soviet a gold plates in, I believe it's a Ecuador. And so these these stories just continue to do to pop up. There was a story many, many years ago that was making the rounds that the remains of giants mummies were found inside a cave, just on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon, supposedly, they were sent to these Massoni and institute. But the Smithsonian institute deny. Is that it's a very day? But the reports of this finding were printed in the newspapers around the turn of the century or shortly disaster. After. Well, we had some stories that of that something similar here in Nevada. I did a report on the red headed giants of the there's a cave in northern Nevada near Lovelock that, though, the locals the native Americans indigenous people say, there's giants were found mummified there, and it's it's hard to get solid answers on it, but those stories pop up all over the country all over North America, one of the, the books in this, that you talked about, our, our Halloween, and secret exploits of Admiral Richard burden. The third one is alien strongholds on earth. And these are places that you can go and see you afford, maybe not every night of the week, but they have, you know, a reputation for reports over a period of, of years, they'll pop, maybe for a couple of months and then people don't seem for a while, and then they'll show up again. Mount Shasta is a location there in California. Where all sorts of strange things has taken place over a period of a hundred and fifty years, I think going back to maybe eighteen seventy or so there was someone who was travelling on the train, and he was looking out the out the window, and he saw these mysterious lights over mount Shasta and people that have disappeared there. I had a fellow who was a native of American. He was a musician. He did some drumming with the Pink Floyd. I'm one of their albums, and he, he was raised as there on Mt Shasta, and he said they had all kinds of encounters with the drawer, like beings that live, there, some people claim that they had seen like Bigfoot creatures. And there were even reports of this ascended master Countess, Saint Germain. The man who lives forever who wandered out of the city that supposedly exists under. Amounts chefs that which is known as tell us. So this is one of the spots where all sorts of weird things of the been trans transpiring. And of course, it gets thousands of visitors every year who go there to, to meditate at the sky watch into climbing. The mountain which is a little bit too rigorous for me, but they have all sorts of adventures. Also, if you wanna go to Sedona, Arizona, now I've heard all kinds of stories, they're about UFO crashes. Even and there, there is a place called the Bradshaw ranch. It's now on by the government, government strangely enough, but in its time, it was a haven for you. Afo reports. I mean, they have dozens of photographs that were taking their these objects, we're coming onto the property property, almost like skin Walker ranch. Very similar very similar and fact that they've. Had reports of creatures being seen around Sedona one time, there was one that supposedly walked right across the main street at town. So there's, there's a lot of overlap between places where there's high UFO activity in legends about things that live, underground chasta's, a great example of the Andes, which you described in the book, there's some really great photographs of, of people exploring these giant holes in the ground and tunnels in the Andes looking for the hollower. Well, there was a fellow by the name of George hunt Williamson.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Back To Work
"But Ed yourself did one of those YouTube videos for I don't know of any Vanity Fair vox, whomever, where he explains British slang. Cool. And he so freaking English. It's just I cannot back just back on the wire watching the wire. Yeah. I never would have guessed that guy's English. Everyone's everyone is now now now mcnutty McNulty you can kind of tell. Straight. Let me get this straight. Every every time you guys come on. You feel craps? Not boogie comes out anything Selma money way way. Why are you looking at some point you let him play? Recommend there you go. But you know, that's another thing that gets me thinking, you take the wire, you take certainly lost. You take in my opinion deadwood shows where you can go back and rewatch the first episode of lost. And obviously, these are outliers the wire the wire some people didn't don't love the wire till you get to the fifth or so episode. We really can't get what's happening with the show. But I feel like the wire lost in definitely dead with the first seen in deadwood. You're like how is this? So accomplished in the first episode when Seth is in you saw that Woodrow, yes, many son is and you know, you'd better help me with my fall. And the guy the guy comes and then, you know, guys, pulling the wagon around, and it's like. Don't look like it wants to infect like there's just. It is really really good. Oh, and I'm speaking of Tom hardy. Yeah. I am shouldering the brunt of watching venom. So that you don't have to all. Thank you. I love your shouldering that brunt. 'cause I going to do it. I heard it's fun. If you like decide you're going to get into it. I started watching it. You know, I need I need good things to watch. That are exciting while I roll. Because if it's if the show is exciting I'll row better than if it's like boring, if it's if it's sort of like Bob Ross re rob Ross or like like a painting man, you're not going to watch him play with people at the squirrel and paint a beautiful happy tree. Because you're you're there to row row. And so I want I want movies like the transporter, or, you know, things like that that are or something. Yeah. Something like that keeps you. So I thought maybe this one would get exciting. And this is the thing that kind of shocks me about it is there's there's a lot of just bad acting in it. There's a lot of I've heard that. His I've heard it said that his accent migrates quite a bit through the movie. Yeah. You can't you just have to accept that that he doesn't really have different parts of the United States. Right. Supposedly, he lived in New York. And now he's in San Francisco, and I look they establish it at San Francisco by showing a three second shot of a one of the row houses that you guys have oh, the the, you know, the the the Alamo square full house house. Yeah, they show like a clip of that we're in San Francisco now. And then that's it. Tire that that's a real Neil. Breen kind of way to like establish San Francisco. Yeah. We don't do not not Neil Breen who am. I thinking of Tommy what's his name? The guy would the did the room. Tommy, Tommy knockers..
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"Everything fit had the porch light it had the shed in the back, and no one it was obvious. No one was living there. It was all over grown. There was a mind over at the edge of the property like it. There was the creek bed. That was there that could have been the place where the photographs were taken everything fit, and it seemed like that would be the place. And so the idea was okay now, we have a lead. So were gonna come back will the the next thing we see in the documentaries. You guys wearing all this up sailing and caving gear. How you doing his sizzle reel for for for road trip? Is was this before off you had been to hell it for the first time? This was after. Yeah. This this was completely unrelated at first we got contacted. There was a such a ridiculous story. There's a comedian who lives in Louisville, which is like an hour and a half from here. So they wanted to do a show where he hung out with weird. People did weird stuff every week and they needed somebody nearby. And so somebody contacted us and they're like, hey, listen. Yeah. As you do like, do you? Do you have anything strange that we could do for a weekend? You know, we we can't guarantee, you know, you'll be in the show. But will pay you and you'll just hang out with this comedian for the weekend and take him to do something really weird. And I was like while there is one really weird thing that we've been looking into and we told them a little bit about the goblin story there like all that be awesome. So the idea was they were gonna shoot the sizzle reel. And then if if it got picked up we would actually do that episode for real. So we'd actually take this guy looking for goblins, and they thought it was just the most absurd funny thing. So we went we went to cave city, which is somewhere right in the middle of Kentucky like smack dab Akam tons of caves, there wasn't we we didn't go to Hellier. We didn't go to any of those places. Because again, it was a Susan feels like a fifteen minute thing meant to sell the idea. And again at this point the name Hellier was, you know, a guarded secret writer, literally literally, Greg the only people so we we'd started thinking about how strange. It was that in hopkinsville, which is on the other side of the state how something so similar would happen. You know, hundreds of miles away. Well, we ended up smack dab in the middle of the state, and we realize oh, wow. We're right in the middle of the mammoth cave system. So we started talking to how strange it is that the largest cave system in the world is literally under Kentucky and then runs all the way up through the Appalachian mountain chain. And all these people all over the Appalachians were talking about seeing creatures that were small little diminutive humanoid creatures coming out of caves scaring people, but they don't give names decade. I mean, hundreds of years that I mean, the descriptions were the same the behavior was the same really the only thing that kind of differentiated them was that they all had different names for them. But that was kind of regionally. So if you were in one town, they might call them holler goblins. And if you're in another town, they'd call Tommy knockers or if you're in another. Town. You know, they have a local name for it. But the description and a lot of the activity was spot on really really similar so even being in cave city, which at the time we had no connection to there. There's no connection to the case. It was literally just there for show we were shooting the schism real and everybody breaks, and we're at this diner in this little girl comes up to us..
"tommy knockers" Discussed on See You Next Wednesday
"Or tommy's the real the the commercial for the tommy knockers scared me when it when aired but then i never saw it so i'm just gonna leave that in my mind as like it was a freaky thing in has garbage as it was when burkard too many geez yeah so i guess we'll see who the director is we will yeah someday one day yeah probably soon then in other non movie made yet news eddie murphy's play blaxploitation icon rudy ray moore dolemite netflix thing biopic okay i i don't really know that much about rudy raigmore the man no dolemite yet i don't i don't know much about i don't know why his life is interesting enough to be movie but a goddamn find out if any herpes because we're all we've been waiting yeah and you know what the fact that he's you know playing a sort of comedic blaxploitation actor means there's going to be something comedic lee interesting about it but he'll also just be straight up acting yeah he's he's very good at that the dreamgirls performance i feel like he's been doing the the support role circuit for like a number of what in nothing in nothing yeah tower that for second i'm like no not funny yeah no good thanks i remember what after he didn't win an oscar for dreamgirls which a lot of people thought he would didn't he got the globe didn't he lined up yeah but nor bit trailer came out like two weeks before the oscars.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on See You Next Wednesday
"Use real spiders because otherwise gives a fun there's been there's been a lot of arachnophobia remakes animated spiders interesting gary there's no way that they're not gonna use pretend spiders there's no way both jeff daniels and john goodman will be in it no i love her active it's terrible i love it right so good is the weirdest revenge movie i've ever that's the whole thing is prevent it gets it so they're spider taken it's like you guys kill your whole town yeah yeah that's the movie that's awesome could be about as spider getting revenge yeah so dog like there was a time in history when that was viable movie yeah i feel like james one when i saw his name i was like oh and then i saw that he was reasoning i was like oh silver lining yeah well get sales spiders in there and i'll watch it go fuck yourself there is no no yeah the only thing i can see good about these names being together is that when james one makes movies i do think there is a certain type of craft to the scares that could be good i like his movies i wanna know who's going to direct it yeah that's true so i am in for his reboot of the tommy knockers because you can't get worse than what's already been filmed for tommy knockers it's very bad the comer that tv mission they're going to have rail knockers good night.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on /Film Daily
"I yeah i think it's really it's a strange combination but i'm not mad at it i actually really like it danny boyle doing a comedy is something that i haven't really thought of in a while but there are sparks of comedy veins of comedy and a lot of his movies a trainspotting especially so yeah i think that this could be a really out of left field that really exciting a project chris of you seem snl do you watch that show regularly i do not but i do like kate mckinnon a lot so i want her to do more movies i want her to be an all the movies and i will happily see them so i don't have anything against this bill awesome all right so the chris i know you're a big stephen king fan and yesterday after we recorded the podcast some news broke about a new stephen king movie adaptation tell us about that yes so james wan and roy lee james want direct the conjuring in royally is one of the producers on another stephen king adaptation it are teaming up to do a new education of stephen king's novel the tommy knockers this was previously adapted into a miniseries so now they're trying to turn into a new movie they're spatially shopping the project around to both studios end streaming places like netflix to just see who wants to buy it the tommy knockers is not a really great steven king book even stephen king himself has said in recent years that he really thinks is terrible book he wrote it at the height of when he was dealing with like drug addiction alcohol addiction so it's kind of a mess and in retrospect he's looked back at it now that he's sober and he said you know i wrote that in a bad tom my life so i don't really like it that much but that said there are good ideas in the book.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Teen Creeps
"Uh it long ago uhhuh like we talked out do not remember the endan until you told me as it's insane um uh uh tommy knockers uh uh it's long long dollar coq facebook yeah in our member like we only had like the big hardcover one so i was lucky landing linger on yeah um um a hurried kudo which he does not remember writing ed it shows yeah i'm was bought that one from that earth books in burbank i think it's called books one of it's not a home my god embarrassing so embarrassing on but i differentially decided that i couldn't read a book about a dog who'd leica it made me sad for dog going to make me to sad for that dog yet um a wealth i think actually read the dark tower did i don't remember you know what i'm finding now that and now that we start doing this podcast i don't remember what books i've written books i haven't because it's just like so much hard like consuming so much in popular culture yeah stephen king mix trying to think that i feel like if you listed them i could be i guess no all right now to do that no we don't have to right now i can't think of other ones that i've read of his oh what was the one there is one with snow something happens in the snow on news uri when when he crashes in the snow no let's not worry about taking i was like i feel like you remember that uh let's see let's see let's see i read the stand this young in firestarter are are my favorites i really like i loved the stand and you know it i think i degree dark tower now that i'm looking at the cover uh i think i read finders keepers read the deadzone um i have not read the deadzone would be easier for me to um tuba 'cause i haven't read than the ones i have brag i'm a little bit of a king n among hood.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast
"Is each of those worlds even the ones that don't take place in the same in the same world which a lot of them do but they're they're they're connected through the dr tower and even stephen king himself spoiler alert is in the novels in the second half so so bronson pinchot from the langa lieres movie meet jimmy smits from the tommy knockers movie i think jimmy smith is in the time and again to touch laura sanchia come over and the stand show up or is it played by the actors who play them in the jack jack nicholson meets the guy from wings and may get into a fight have all spells torque ranch it's like that airline mechanic it's all revealed i love it was it was the real was the right way to do this to rebuild the stephen king cinematic universe where you systematically remade each of the classic stephen king films but you then introduced in after credit sequences that they were taking place in the same universe and then you build the dark tower as the avengers movie that crosses over the remake of the shining with the remake of it with the remake of carry with remake of christine at everybody to certainly yes yeah that would have that would have worked yet because the the the film adaptation richard celts a lot of the problems that you're talking about by just omitting literally everything you've met the film is is a movie about masculinity about patrimony.
"tommy knockers" Discussed on Good Job, Brain!
"Finally, hit the fan there at the end and so Babi Baena again. So he is now what are we he's got his we're now in the sixth year of his twenty five years of payments. I'm love the idea that in twenty thirty five. All right. He's going to be in his seventies. There are going to be people on CFS show up. He doesn't have to do anything Titas Dame. So he actually played for a couple years after the Mets, and he regret to this deal. He was at the end of his career his last couple years. We're not terribly productive. He finally retired two years after that. And it was just sitting in waiting. He's doing fine. Just now he actually in a deliciously poetic coda to the story. He actually now works for major league baseball as my advising young players on how to be financially savvy. One. Yeah. And his agent. Let's make a deal wonderful. Yeah. Yeah. Do not work for him. Yeah. Collected that million dollars for every July. He gets a nice check from the New York Mets organization. So. Yeah. Next time you take a new job somewhere. Ask for the Bobby Baena deal. Which is where you get to retire. Thirty five years later, you're still getting a million bucks a year. Okay. I have a little deal grab bag for you guys bag quiz. Let's right down right down. All right to get the the US history. The dreaded US history question out of the way, I'll make that one. What is the name for the series of programs instituted in the US to help the country recover from the great depression? Obvious. No, probably not hope. Not because I'm reading now. One wrote new deal new new deal deal. Yeah. The new deal was a Roosevelt joint was the term new deal coin before or after Roosevelt took office. So did Roosevelt propose the new deal as kind of a solution for fixing it before he was in office or after he was in office. Can do that after you're not president anymore like before he took us? Lamb painting. Right. Kept having. Pains slogan. Yes. Thank you. I said before I think it was a campaign feels like it. I put campaign he he said it during the convention when he accepted the presidential nomination. That's a good up. Yeah. You know, the line. He didn't know that people were going to hook into really planning it to be like a people latch onto. No, he neither. He knows speechwriter thought it was going to be the line was just like I feel like we need a new deal or something. Need a new deal? And then they're like, yes, we need. Yeah. What's the name of the protagonist from the classic German folk tale who sold his soul to the demon. Medoff elise. And his name is adjective for these types of deals, actually, I know, you know, it puts in your Punchbowl here on for sure. What read the question, again, what is the name of the protagonist from classic German folk tale who sold his soul to the demon. Medoff elise. And so his name is additive for deal with the devil tropes. Yeah. I wrote thought. It's that Siro. I wrote Faust Faustian bargain, bargain, what Steven king book that was turned into a film in nineteen Ninety-three. It was about a demon who spent centuries traveling around the world tricking people into selling their soul for things. Novel made into movie. Yeah. Ninety three late. I don't think I'm right, but. I wrote the Tommy knockers. I've let me Joe black. Chris Chris, Chris has it. Yeah. Stephen King hole that I would. Yeah. He'd be like, here's the rarest Nintendo game. Yes sold. There's a really good. Rick and Morty episode based on needful. All right. So this one is just a word kind of a word question. A cheese monger, socialize a fishmongers. Let's fish. What does a Custer monger cell? Smell C C O S T E R M O N G R. Fishmonger was the other example, she's Munger also ironmonger what's Coster..