32 Burst results for "Tony Stark"
"tony stark" Discussed on Revision Path
"Okoye and RiRi and rere say she had a ashy head and they were more back and forth. They she was like, get out of my room and then she just brought out the spear. And she was like, oh, hit home. You brought in a spirit to my dorm room. Like she was just like, looks so realistic and it was hilarious at the same time. That was just like, this is hilarious. They did, what did she call her small small girl? Yes. That's right. Which was just like, wow, okay, and then her facial expression afterward as RiRi is holding a heater as if what are you going to do with that heater? Yeah. Yeah. I just slice the ice like just like your Bluetooth speaker you just threw at me. Come on. Right. Come on. I mean, so that whole scene, I mean, because you know, I'm cracking up at the whole thing, 'cause the lead up to that where sure is in the lab. So after T'Challa is sure he just buries herself in the work, right? Yeah. One of those things that it's like, I saw myself reflected a lot in that moment, particularly when we're talking about like, how do you deal with death? How do you deal with losing someone so close to you? And sherry is a for me, it was just like such an interesting thing because in the comics are so smart. She's literally one of the smartest people on the face of the planet. And I'm in the MCU. She was like, you know, even when she was looking at vision when they brought her in to look at vision. And the other Avengers movies, it was clear, she was like, this is the most ghetto thing I've ever seen. You got this man. You're stuck together with duct tape and bubble gum. Y'all couldn't at least call me. That's how she is to Tony Stark. And so it's like, you know, how does it feel when there was nothing you can do? You're the smartest, one of the smartest people in the world. You're a genius. You could have figured it out if given enough time. And you couldn't you just so she just throws herself in her work and she abandons all of her duties. She is she has to be the queen. And of course, ramonda steps up as queen mother, right? And she's like, okay, well, my baby is grieving. We're all grieving, but someone's got to lead this country. And someone's got to protect us and wear a monarchy. So I'm going to do to them thing. And that play off of it. And all three of the women okoye shuri and Ramona, all of them sort of in this dance of a delicate dance of maintaining what kind of and yeah, it was just such a brilliant moment, and then to have a koya be like, we got to get her out of this lab. To have Ramona be like, you better bring my baby back, you know. And she doesn't, and she does it, you know?
The Best Example of the Fascist Left
"If you want the best example of the fascist left, which is the inevitable conclusion of liberalism. I'm not even going to mention the author that wrote it, right Connor, we don't have to give him any more. He wrote a good book. He did. It was called liberal fascism. And it's true. It's where liberalism ends up. And it's not that the left or liberals hate rich people, it's that they don't like rich people, they don't like. I know it sounds redundant, but they don't like rich people that don't like them and vice versa, meaning there are certain rich people that are perfectly fine with. Bezos, fine, Gates, fine, Musk, they now hate. One of the reasons why they hate Musk so much is because Musk was never, he never commented on this stuff before. He just kind of built his businesses for years quietly. And he kind of was friends with all people, but he always had that kind of that Iron Man Tony Stark vibe, but the reason they really hate Musk is that they believe they're entitled to Musk's loyalty. They believe that who is Musk to think that he could betray us. Who is Musk to think that he could defy us.
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"Congratulations on the super excited about it. All right we've got a big announcement to you guys. Ready do this. We need another character can no. That's not that would be cool. But that's not eh. We have got not one but two special episodes coming next week. Now the first one is going to drop at noon eastern time on tuesday and then the second will be at four a m eastern time on wednesday morning artist to record that one we're going to have to have. I said too much about this yet. Not good yeah. I think we should give listeners. Who you know made it through everything. We did just just a little bit more sure. Yeah hey okay here we go. The tuesday episode will include an interview with not one what to is this an infomercial. Major attack two major guests. We will be interviewing a james walk. Who's the executive producer and can nocco sheer sake the producer of star wars visions on wednesday. We are super excited. That's don't see any more okay. Be careful okay all right. I think we're saved without unshared at this point and again. Thank you so much for sticking all the way to the end if you are regular listener of the show. Please give us some feedback. I thank you to all of you. Guys that are giving us that feedback in email. It means a lot to us. We are focused on trying to make this the most entertaining and engaging conversation that we can make it and so if you can help us by giving us an email answering this question what is your favorite podcast and why now some of you have been so gracious and said that we were your favorite podcast. And that's awesome. But that's not what we're like. We're not bathing you to try to send us emails saying that. We really want to get.
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"I mean redemption for darth vader. I mean redemption for kylo ren it's it's a big deal. I think just 'cause we always like rooting for the underdog and seeing people redeemed underdog is and so i feel like it's just. It makes her great stories and great storytelling. So i think that's why i mean. Even the man delorean is that star. You've got some akron kind of seedy bounty hunter. Who's just in it to make a buck. And he ends up. Caring for this child then becomes a ruler mandal. Or unwittingly that yeah. It's a redemption story. I remember when the final couple trailers not the tv spots that were coming out like every thirty seconds. Before the last. I felt like literally return on the Atv trailer out. Rt's but the actual trailers when they came out. It's seemed to me that this story was gonna play itself out. You're going to see this moment. Where kylo ren seduced ray to the dark side kind of in this basler shan type thing than i anticipated at the rest of the last jedi and then the next movie. You're going to see those two then come to the white in a very coach for Style story sam Do you think it was either watching those traitors. Want to describe you. Do you think it was a surprise. A lot of fans kinda thought. That's what was going to happen in that story. No i don't think so at all just because it's something they've seen before. I think those trailers did a really good job of mr acting us. I mean we were. We were talking about that when we were watching jobs. I still remember being in california singing in the hot tub talking about the trailer that just recently dropped. We were convinced that it it's going to happen one way but we knew that there had to be some sort of mr action so i I don't think there's any surprise there. Which is why everyone of those tv truth. Commercials that would come on with have luke skywalker at some point saying this is not going to go the way you think every single one of were warning us to our expectations that they were going to do that on that for the dad moment this week.
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"Play that one a lot. So it's interesting. You guys both mentioned video games as a way that you thought about star online. I've played force unleashed a lot too. That's true and that's what a lot of people with coach or did you know you'd have this generation that was sort of coming out of the prequels and excited about star wars from that and the way that they played star wars was not necessarily the action figures and toys in the backyard. But it was playing this game. It was how you got to become a character in this game and they develop their understanding of this There's there's something about nights of the old republic that is is really unique in the in in star wars. And it's it's why. I think they can't make the story line cannon. The most powerful element of this game is that you have the ability to choose your own path. You can make the right choices and become a jedi or you can make the wrong choices. And become a seth on. This is similar to what happens in in one of the force. Unleashed games isn't it. Yeah the the first one you can either decide to be dark side and becomes propelled teens apprentice. Or darth vader's buddy it's similar but enforce unleashed its really just at the end you in coach for. It's a much bigger mechanic in the game that goes throughout beginning to end every choice. You make makes a difference invoicing leash. It's much more of a. It's just it's just one minute one little thing on that sam because this is so important you said it's like a major mechanic in the game and everything is it is the idea of the storyline ever becoming canon. Is that something that could ever happen. Do you think i. i don't think so. It'd be very difficult for them to make it work. Maybe maybe if say this is some thing you know in this case four thousand years before you know sars as we know it it could be that there are two paths you can take right each with its own story ending right and it could be that you know over the four thousand years. These two paths have merged into legend and some people think that the history happened one way while some people think actually could be cannon either way because it's so long ago it doesn't really matter it's just a story a legend exactly The only way they can do that. I had never thought about it like that. That would be kind of cool with that. One of the pitiful little moments in nights of the old republic is again when your character learns that he was once the evil darth ravin. Yeah i mean it's a twenty year old game. You're listening to a star wars pop culture. Podcast i'm sorry if you've got spoiled there for players of this game. This reveal is actually considered one of the greatest twists in gaming history. It's on par in the gaming world with the. I am your father moment in the empire. Strikes back Sam why do you think the twists like this or so important in start. We're storytelling because it's averts your expectations..
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"I am with the fourth. If you live long enough you see. The same is in different people guy. We own both the antunes to get a little date about well. That's all it's available i. I guess it's available on. They've they ported it to newer consoles. Yeah but we never finished it. It's not our type of game. It's on our game play style. Yeah it's it's too too much and takes way too long to actually play through the main story. It's a lot of side missions and then one main story mission and hours of side missions and then one main story and it's just a lot well. Here's the synopsis of the game. If you aren't familiar with core which is nights of the old republic shortened into a acronym. I think is the right sentence not a sentence. Yeah it's four thousand years before the lactic empire and hundreds of jedi knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless. Sit and you are. The last hope of the jet i order. Can you master the awesome power of the force on your quest to save the republic or will you fall to the lure of the dark side hero or villain savior or conqueror. You alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy. Samuela thing about that for a second. Does that not sound like a star wars story in its purest form as about cut and dry as you can get and that sounds perfect. A normal star wars story beer good guy or bad guy the fate of the galaxies up to you. Yeah go yeah. Let's let's talk about this this game in why it's it's such a big deal now that it was originally. I think we kind of mentioned that as you're coming into the segment and it was released on xbox originally in two thousand three but for a lot of people Nights of the old republic was their way of playing star wars. I grew up in the old original trilogy. Time where playing star wars meant you had action. Figures and broomsticks is the atari version of this game of star. Wars was not that great with it. So sam when you look back how do you remember playing star wars i. It was a combination of two things. One was playing a lot of lego star wars. The complete saga put hours into that game but also just going in the backyard. An playing make believe star wars with the light sabers order in the basement with my robot and our neighbor. Yeah so we used to do that all the time. What about you nate. When when you think about playing star wars you think about. I don't think about it. Because i really didn't like star wars until i was ten years older and after that and i started enjoy it after force awakens was announced on but before then i thought it was boring. Thought it was slow. I thought it was for old people. I didn't get it. I didn't understand it. And so i was just. I was more of a marvel dude. I mean spiderman was. My guys would just play spiderman so but i remember really enjoying playing force unleashed leash..
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"The first one is cop shop Radar for strong bloody violence and pervasive. Language no clues so basically. It's like nobody. Nobody watches trailer. It looks fun but it is just nobody. I'm stars frank. Grillo who you might know as crossbones from the us right gerard butler who might know from the has fallen series you know olympus fall in london is hatching drive. Thought he was standing on the opera. I thought he was also that he was also stoic. He's played a lot of stuff. And toby hus- i don't know toby. The synopsis on the run from a lethal assassin. A wily con artists devises a scheme to hide out inside a small town police station but when the hitman turns up at the precinct an unsuspecting rookie. Kat finds herself and their crosshairs. Okay looked interesting but this movie actually had an eighty two percent critic squats actually yes. Yes and fifty. Three percent audience score. It's kind of whatever you wanna make of it. Yeah it is really weird. The next movie is cry macho thirty. Pg thirteen for language and thematic elements stars. Clint eastwood and also directed by clint eastwood. Dwight yoakam in you walk yokum. Sorry has yoga. He was a country singer. He was okay. Daniel and daniel. V growled growl. Kerala growl part of the shows when you guys tried to read people's last names yes. The synopsis is a one time rodeo. Star and washed up horse breeder takes a job to bring a young man son home and away from his alcoholic mom on their journey the horsemen finds redemption through teaching the boy. What it means to be a good man. okay okay. This movie that fifty percent critic score and no audience score yet right. Yikes yeah so we're not going to go see either of those. Are we just gonna go see shanxi tonight thong. She shonky sorry but speaking of john. It's actually again predicted to win this weekend. Box office for the third week in a row. Because we're going to see it again and it's not like they have single handedly helping Much compete with It actually currently stands at around two hundred and sixty four million worldwide which is pretty good. I'm we also got a couple of new trailers this week got trailer for deer. Evan hansen which i watched looks really good. I think it'll be a good early and west side story which i also watched. That looks really good to both. Good trailers musicals. Sam how are you gonna be able to handle both musicals because we're going to see both i have homework. I'm going to both of them. I don't wanna go to. They both looked very good dad. That's about it for me. What about you suck some star wars last week lucasville gain lucasfilm lucasville lucasville lucasfilm games sony interactive entertainment and aspire announced that the long-awaited remake of nights of the old republic is finally in production and fans went nuts in kind of classic star. Wars number really excited in some really dark side with but anyway This week we're going to look at what makes coders such a popular star wars game. And here's a hint. It is a perfect.
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"And we've actually seen her mom in this trailer all dressed up nice reason. There's the party sequence to where. Yes i think that. That's i don't know the confirmed we've seen auction in this trailer and we also see that party sequence which may be linked by themselves. Now this goes back to the faction comics is. There is an auction for a tape that will taint clint's whole resume and like he'll be mutation. Yeah reputation in everybody's eyes that was being auctioned off. So i'm wondering if they're going to take that and kind of twisted a little bit as ronin and then leak it to the public depending on the highest price so interesting that might be a and the mom is involved in that. Because of character i forget the name but they wear a mask and they actually sell that in the comic. And it's rumored to be kate bishops mom in this series. Kate bishop is wanting to be a good guy and vigilante and all this stuff why is she pretending to be ronan. It's maybe because her mom bought the ronin suit from that fancy auction underground auction that we see because again this person as a selling stuff high. Hi stuff so that might be included in it now. hawkeye's pass. It looks like it'll play a lot into this series. I mean we see how. Clint is just dealing with everything. After the i mean in handling the death of natasha and the return of his family and the guilt of what he became as ronin. He has a lot on his plate. So i think that he's going to be very distraught in this series. I think he's going to be another therapy series but this one looks a little bit more light hearted than the other ones does guys. That's young that i took from this trailer. That was probably the most interesting why i gave it the answer. The shocked i when i thought of clint and there was it was. It was rumored that this is going to talk about the ronin period. It was going to deal with his ronin stuff. There was a part of me that thought they were going to go down the path of him being ronin showing a lot of him being run and and when this trailer came out. And it's you know it's was it. Perry komar somebody bing..
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"That is basically the main bad guys in the comic and looks like to be in the series. But that gang. Also works for wilson fisk. Which could bring in wilson fisk from the net flicks show daredevil and would allow away home. Tab matt murdock. Now the funny thing is episode four and five of hawkeye becoming out right before and right after no way home releases so people are wondering if we're going to be getting some hints to it interesting interesting okay because of the time line. I'm trying to process all of that. That you just said be because of the time line though we cannot be getting spiderman in this series nothing now. i know that i know. But we could get an introduction of wilson fisk and potentially Char the cox's daredevil murdoch in this which would then be not a spoiler if no way home happens before that but actually personally i want the movie version of fisk. The one from daredevil. No joke yet again. Cobra bubbles. i don't want we're bubbles. As kingpin in the hawk is also wearing hearing aids in this trailer which is also a lot like the matt. Fraction comics hebrews hearing aids his hearing deteriorates over time. That's a big thing So that's pretty big. That would be kind of cool. Storyline to bring into the mc you idea of of you know because he's not a superhero. He's not superpower black widow right that that idea of him sort of the aging in the process that goes along with that and and being deaf and all of that It would be it would be an interesting storyline. Green arrow in the batman. Dark knight was returns like not have arms or something and he was still in archer could be seeing easier to be an archer with without the thing. I'm gonna before. I get into my theory. Where do you guys think. Linda is a clint barton's wife. Wasn't she blit no. this is after. She's not sitting at the dinner table she's not trailing she's not in the trailer at all. I don't know maybe coming back after missing five years not knowing it. Maybe just took a toll on her something like. Maybe she wasn't a fan of clint. Being an avenger in the first place and this is just like the straw. That broke the camel's baxter. Yes dad there's the. The simplest theory is that the kids were set to new york to visit dad. Dad was doing some work with nick fury. And that's when all of this starts. That makes sense by the more dark theory is that linda finds out about that hawkeye that. Clint confess to what his life was. Like oh doronin ronin stuff. And she's struggling with the fact that only horrible at that point a little bit lighter version. It's the most wonderful. Sorry i mean what we do see later in. The trailer gets a call from her. At least we assume and says. Hey babe i should be back in a day or two. So unless he's with somebody new which. I don't think that that's possible. They're still on good terms. I feel so. I think we're okay on that now. Keep bishop in ronin This is a big deal about a lot of things now. We answer the question. Who is kate bishop. Kate was actually introduced in the young avengers. Run before gang fleshed out in the fraction hawkeye. Run getting an actual storyline. She was just in the first comics. She's the daughter of a very wealthy family..
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"Joins marvel bashing bandwagon quote. Nothing more than a cut and paste This headline is from a very mainstream outlet. The new york post quotes an interview that dennis villanueva gave to the spanish publication mundo in illinois villanueva said. The problem is that we are in front of too many marvel movies at that are nothing more than a cut and paste of. Perhaps these types of movies have turned us into zombies it it. it's funny. This prompted dozens of articles stirring up marvel fan outrage over these statements but this isn't the first time that dune director has commented on the issue in a recent interview with the french news site. The premier villanueva said the problem today. Well if we're talking about marvel the thing is all these films are made from the same mould. Some filmmakers could add a little color to it. but they're all cast in the same factory. It doesn't take anything away from the movies but they are formatted so what he's saying. Is that the mci films are required. Fit within a framework laid out by kevin faguy an marvel studios and only after that are directors eight permitted to expand on the story that they're being asked to tell quick little seven. Yes loves babbling. There's truth he said. These are if you look at marvel movies. They are all very similar to one another but the headline it was pretty bad. it was. That's a lot yes. The next headline exclusive michael keane solo batman project in developing. I eighty nine. No no i. i wouldn't mind it. I'd like it but it's not happening. Here's here's a scoop from giant freaking robot dot com. That's the name. And that is the name i'm giant. Frigging robot has exclusively learned from one of our trusted proven inside sources. That warner brothers is developing a solo batman project.
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
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"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"That's all it is to him. And so i think that that's his reasoning in this. And that's returning evil. Because i mean you know gotta go. Back to the batman saying justice not vengeance point so later on after more lying and manipulation. Eric comes to conduct with the deg. Claw claiming to be an ally but really coming as an enemy after eric warns them of the coming attack and he reactivates the drone so he can look like a hero. He's then awarded the mantle of black panther and given the herb is Any afterlife senior. Whatever that we're playing. I don't know where that that is a. He meets the spirit of the murder. Challah and kill monger tries to justify his actions but the cia says that his unearned power will catch up with him eventually. What do you think eric's end goal here. Is that you kind of mentioned it a little bit. Is he going to try to kill the king. He want to rule wauconda. Is there something else. This is point plan. Maybe changed because of what's happening in this episode. Or do you think he's still on the same path. I think that that he accomplished his plan in this. I think that he wanted to take over conduct. He is the black panther now. He's taken over kanda. He's not the king i do. I do wonder if we see that in the future. But i didn't ever since that's one of the weird things about this version of of the story is i never really sensed this this hatred for the king. Yeah in this. Which is the king is the one that kills his his dad. Yeah and so. I kept expecting for that moment to happen. I almost thought it was going to happen during the big battle. I thought that it was sort of. He would kill him in them. Make it look like robot. Yeah that's what i was expect. Something else happened in that. Never that never occurred was definitely an unexpected element. Yes definitely. I think that it's just i think he has accomplished mainly what his goal is going to be. I'm not sure if he wants to kill the king that's ever really been discussed. And he had no reason to think that in black panther because king was already dead and his goal was to become black panther. Which was that..
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"Kill mongers. What israel named. Air stairs. Eric stevens. I think that his primary goal his northstar throughout this entire episode is the same as it is in in black panther and black panther. He wants to get back to a conduct and takeover. Okay and so he is. He is singularly focused on doing whatever he can to make that happen. And he'll lie and cheat and steal deceive and do whatever he has to do. In order to position himself with that opportunity and so if that means moving up within stark industries in order to accomplish his plan. That's what he's going to do. He's really brilliant. You gotta remember. He's an mit. Mit grad grad. In this and in both and and he there's something really dangerous about a genius with a grudge and exactly what we see. Yeah so you don't think he saved. Tony drew with this plan. In mind you think he kind of formulated it as he was going i do. I think he sees an opportunity for with in the desert when he finds out the ten rings are going to attack. Tony tony of stark industries. And he's like all right. Let's leverage this moment to get closer to my plans. And that's what he's doing. And then why do you think. Tony was so trusting of eric so quickly like it took no time for him to give to give eric these high high level. You gotta think he trusted by stan. So easily and trade him. Staying staying stain s. T. a. n. b. nate. He grew up with overdose right. Yeah i get that. But i think that he hasn't had anybody that he hasn't had to not trust if that makes sense. It's hard not to trust somebody to save. Your life is also true. yes yeah interesting So when kill mauger is chatting with tony in the garage right. He mentioned that his dad was killed by gang violence. Right and this eric's first big ally of this episode which we'll talk about a minute because in black panther. He says his dad was killed by panther clogged drains. This big emotional moment so he ends up lying in this about it to tell you so. Then we learn that. Eric was a brilliant. Mit graduate and highly decorated war hero by most standards. He would be considered a pretty good person but we see throughout the so that he has no problems lying to get what he wants lying to cover up. Even the of tony's best friend that he killed them what do you. What do you think made erin so evil that amounted to be so much good if he were turned in the right direction. It's the same reason in the first movie. It's it's this obsession this this with revenge this this idea that he's been wronged which you know. He's a sympathetic character. As a child with what happens in the beginning of the black panther movie and his character and everything he's in a he's he's living a tough situation he so he's got a worldview that that is is one of revenge it's one of You know that deals with you. Know some racial oppression. Abc's he's he's he's he feels like the only solution to these issues is strength and power versus what happens. You know with black panther and it's a very different approach whereas ends up getting them but do you think name it's a lot of i think that it's the same reason we see and black panther. He just he's a bad guy. His father was killed and he hasn't a one goal in his life is to get vengeance on macondo..
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"Day and you'll like like figures and suffering from different your movies and stuff usually before it comes out okay. Well there's one where it looks like. Iron man was on baraka or.
"tony stark" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"Sam before we start the show. I need to see if you're doing okay. Yeah i'm i'm good well. What is hasn't been very kind to your favorite model. That is so true. Yeah it's like marvelous is on a mission. Make relive tony. Stark's death as many times as humanly possible. More wartimes than bruce wayne's parents oh chestnut right name all that's terrible every it is true though every single episode of what if that has had tony in it in any way has shown him die. It's just not right okay. Well hopefully recording this episode can help you work through your grief. Probably not all right. Well we'll get into this big show. After sam takes a moment to compose himself. This is tad.
Michele Moro Reviews Marvel's Midnight Suns
"Michelle you our guests. You get first pick of stories. What would you consider to be your story of the week. Well i think the These away the marvels midnight suns game play. We're talking about well could they. If if that's your choice. I think that's a great one to pick. I personally think that went like that. Looks like my speed of game for sure. And by the way that was a really long Amount of gameplay that they show too. Yeah yeah this week. We had kind of had their exclusive reveal of the of the game play of midnight sons last week. We were talking about the cg announcement trailer of midnight sons. And i got all excited about doing a marvel property and this kind of cool vampiric you know marvel marvel characters but done in this kind of cool. Yeah a different take on the marvel universe well and it's like it's a card game you know so it's gotta be how combat but it's it's like a full on rpg two where you can you know. Every hero in the game has different abilities. And whatever like you can be defensive or protective whatever. And they're going to be lots of costumes and whatever but one of the things they've really honed in on his. You have these little side stories that you can do with like the different avengers like you take a walk with tony stark. In like get to know him better. I just think it's kind of like appreciate the fact that this like. Rpg hard name has like this extra layer of actual like role playing involved. But
"tony stark" Discussed on Pop Culture Leftovers
"Life under his father's control. Well that's what i love about. Marvel characters like they're damaged a lot of them are damaged. Like if you look at the fantastic four you've got ben grimm. Who's a rock monster and people look at them differently. But on the flip side. Another member of that team reed. Richards blames himself for his friend becoming this rock monster and it's something that they always have to kind of deal with loved flawed characters. Tony stark be demon in a bottle being an alcoholic and and love flawed characters. So that's what i love. Marvel did here and they gave you know shonky a little bit of his own flaw and that's going to you know but he doesn't have to go.
"tony stark" Discussed on Generation Xbox - Your Home for Xbox Series X News and Opinions!
"No way you can just get him for you. Play the game because part of the game is like how the story is told until the little moments in the campaign, right? You can't just take plot points and big story box. And be like oh well it's absolute garbage or like that was amazing but you don't know how it gets to those points. Does that make sense? Like you don't know how to build stream like for Shirley playing in all the little girl told you find don't like for example, in Halo games, like if in the new one, is there like the new ones, right? And then the new one that's yeah. You want. Make sure it in the trade. I don't know why name is like, I'm sure they'll have conversations or like Chief in the trailer, is certain the trader. They'll have conversations that you're playing or like flesh out a lot of background. You're certain salaries are like, it's hard to have reaction but it's all out there. If, you know, don't let Fascination, get the better of you on this way. If you're excited for the game and you love Halo and like you're you're like interested in like, you know, I'm good. Like just have a little Glimpse. It will spoil Ur game everything. Yeah, ever since I will tell you, if you don't want to ruin for you, I would go on Twitter and start muting certain terms. Yeah, around Halo, infinite choice and just go, you know, if you're, if you already know you're getting the game and you're that excited for it, that you don't want spoilers to ruin it for you then, just mute Halo infinite. Like, you don't need to know. Trust me, you'll know when the religion has to be right there in your console. But yeah, it's, it's just unfortunate. I, you know, and it's the American going to do this. They always do. So really the blame doesn't even lie necessarily with them. It's this is Unpretty for three and I would very much laughs if this was all like a plant but let's be honest we know it's now so I'm not I'm not a topic like whether this is or not, we don't know. I don't I don't think if it if it is I don't think it's a particularly good idea but like cuz I just came leaks are not like good press right now. They haven't been for a while. So like people are going to cut out and attack the game for them to get a chance and this is just given fuel, right? Like yeah, it's a bad idea. But Like generally. Do you think like planting like planning? A leak is a good way to like build excitement and hype for a product cuz like there are studies out there that show if you know what's going to happen in a movie, you enjoy it more because it's like you are waiting to see how those things happen. So like I don't know anything about like dogs strange to, for example, coming out next year, I don't know anything about what's going to happen that movie. But If it leads. Now that like Like the Tony Stark was coming back. League. Now, the road Downey Junior sign. A contract to be in Doctor Strange 2. And he was like, they were shooting it now. They're shooting a scene, was going to be a, I just be like, I'd be trying to figure out how long that could come to, you know? I mean, how that comes to fruition, how much does the past, like, how does Tony Stark to back inside universe? And I just, I theorize and they raise their eyes, right up until day and came out..
"tony stark" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Awesome. So are we talking video design or what Mediums are we talking about when it comes to design, So for the for the feature films, it's all motion graphics compositing, So we make it. The first film we worked was I meant to be part of it. People have Robert Downey Jr Tony Stark, and we designed the entire digital universe, so his phone has Touchscreens smart TVs, Smart mirror things like that on then that led to that was really the shift for us. That led to technology companies calling us and saying, Hey, we have this great product doesn't look, it's cool. That's what Tony Stark's using. We want you guys to make it look as cool. That's how we kind of went into that realm, so that and that's more of like, physical form. That's right. Yeah, yeah, you know, I don't really think about that, as I watched movies of the fact that you aren't just literally creating the individual components. You're creating an entire world. Yeah, we really are creating an entire ecosystem. And with today's audiences being so sophisticated in tech savvy, we have to be that much more authentic with what we create for films. So we're constantly looking for inspiration in the real world, and that has led to taking a lot of what we do for movies and bringing that into the real world projects as well. So it's science fiction influencing science fact, and it's the circle of creativity that flows back and forth continuously. So interesting. So you work on a lot of the marvel movies, right? So tell me your thought process and kind of start to finish. Whatever you can share about, you know when there's idea and how you execute this. New world. Well, it all comes down to storytelling on that's a the key component in the foundation of everything we do, whether it's for technology companies or for feature films, Obviously, for the feature films, everything we're doing has to continue the story line for that particular moment in time. There's moments in films. Now we're audiences, You're staring directly at a computer screen or a heads up display. So for those moments Story is being told exclusively through graphics and interfaces, and that's something that we take very seriously. You know, It's a huge honor to have to continue a plot line and make sure we don't lose the audience along the way. So we're in constant contact with the filmmakers and the writers. What are the exact plot points of this moment? And how can we tell those those story points and it continuous and sequential way so we don't lose the audience. Any step along the process. So we're continuing an arc of the story from live action, a live action and oftentimes bridging it with interface and computer graphics in the middle. Can you maybe give me an example of one of your favorite worlds and stories that you brought to life? Sure. I mean, the one that Was a ton of work to do was rubble Cop in 2014, because a lot of those graphics and a lot of that story was being told through the heads up display of Robocop himself. So you got to see his view his emotions. I mean, we did everything you know, we did like psychological profiles, and we came up with all these different types of you know whether it be different colors different. Funds different ways of doing motions for a sometimes it's fast. Sometimes it's slow. Depending on what his mood is in things like that when we had to redesign Ah, different set up for his re boot because he got a better system. You got an upgrade to his operating system. Um, and then there's different situations where from Marvel, For instance, there's a different type of Technology for Tony Stark, as there is for Thorn's girlfriend who are stuff looks like she makes it, you know, at a radio shack parts and out of her garage, so we have a whole type of personality profile we do with all the different types of characters. So your industry has changed so rapidly in the past 10 plus years tell me a little bit about how you've not only kept up with it, but you've actually been one of the leaders and those disruptors in this field. So when we started perception was in motion graphics studio and we came from a pretty high end visual effects. A legendary studio called R G. A. And that's where Danny and I met. And we were working on commercials and films and mood music videos using pretty high end expensive machines, And when we started perception, it was this motion graphics revolution. It was this idea that we could do everything that we used to do on avid's and flames. We could not do on the desktop, using final cut and after effects and a number of other software pieces that we got involved with For a fraction of the cost, and it was a lot more economical for our clients. So technologically we were right there at the very beginning when, after affections final cut was really starting to become an industry standard of animation, a visual effects. It was definitely a transitionary moment. It didn't happen overnight, and there was a lot of education that had to happen for clients who are used to going to these high end sweets. Sitting behind an artist that was working on these flames and these infernal machines. And now we were doing things on the Mac on the desktop that were it was a bit of Ah, culture shift for a lot of our clients. Yeah, for sure. How did you get them on board? And I'm sure it took a little convincing. Even though you knew it was the right move. Well, I mean, we had a great Archival work coming from R. J wait a great real in a great resume. Esso once they gave us the one shot at it. We did it so well that it was just like how man you guys have must have, like eight employees and that this is just the two of us. Literally a closet of this photo retouching studio that we rented this little space from And we just cranked out work like it was, you know, going out of style. You know, we we knew creatively what we wanted to do. So you know, we just use the technology that we had in a very different way than what everybody was using it. We just knew how to set things up and build it in a module way. Where You know, For example, one of the first project we got was a campaign for HBO's The Sopranos. And the assistant. Pitch it so we pitched it. We want it. We won the project as we and what we had to do was not only come up with creative ideas, but coming with scripts, the music and everything else that goes along with it with it. So was again whole kind of personality for that promo That was gonna be, you know, sent out toe the world through via HBO to get people to sign up for HBO. Did they catch that season? The Sopranos? And we got the project and then they were, like, probably about 150, different types of endings. We had to do and different types of versions, and they gave it to us When we were sitting there were like, all right, we're gonna figure this out in a way. Where You know? Well, we can crank all these out like 10 a day. Get him get it to them, And then we would and they would be like you guys probably have, like three different infernos and Balboa. It's like Nope. I got a laptop and he's got an awkward G three. And we just We just know what we're doing. And slowly but surely HBO they saw how fast and how good I love the designer. We kept on coming up with. They just kept coming and coming And then you know Showtime was calling us. They want to know who was doing all the work for HBO, and then we got on board with ESPN. And then that's when the snowball Yeah, and I like what you said. It's like your work just kind of spoke for itself. So wasn't too hard to get people on board, and you also mentioned the constant educating yourself, and I think that's a key thing because Ah lot of our entrepreneurs. Washington listening. They want to identify those trends and be at the forefront of where their industry is going. And I would imagine the fact that you educated yourself so often. Really, really helped. Would you say that's true? Absolutely. And certainly with the technology. We're constantly testing out new products, new applications and figuring out if they could fit into our pipeline and how we could just constantly and continuously improve our workflow our speed our efficiency, and that was a big reason why, When we started perception, it was that game changer event in the industry that it's time to start moving things onto the desktop..
How Does Captain America's Shield Work?
"The official marvel comics database says that Captain America's shield is a metal disc that's approximately two point five feet in diameter and weighs twelve pounds. But Rhett Lane at wired magazine did some math and figured out that it would be more likely to weigh forty three point nine pounds despite the shield being made of a unique alloy combining vibrant. NEOM, which is. A fictional metal steel in an unknown third component. Elaine also figured out that the density of the shield would be somewhere between eight, thousand, seven, hundred, sixty, seven, and four, thousand, three, hundred, eighty, three kilograms per meter cubed. That is somewhere between the density of iron and titanium. Now in the Captain America Comics Story goes that Dr. Myron McLean was attempting to replicate Hercules Golden Mace fusing. Vibrant NEOM with an experimental iron alloy some say it was a steel alloy but even McLean didn't know what it was because he fell asleep when an unknown catalyst was introduced to the process he was never able to duplicate the process. So the government painted the disk and gave it to Captain America. But how would you forge such a thing? Especially since metallurgy is so complicated just The forging temperature alone depends on the materials carbon content. It's alloy composition maximum plasticity in the amount of reduction required. Was it heated by induction or by continuous fuel fired furnaces with material this unique you'd have to carefully control the heating process. Now, Ford ability is how easy or difficult material resists de formation and since Captain America's shield is indestructible, it would have to be a very Narrow forging temperature range meaning it could only be forged for a short time after heating with metallurgical factors like crystal structure chemical composition in grain-size at play the only way McLean could have diminished their influence would-be by adding alloying wants possibly compounds that easily dissolved with the metal. There are all types of elements that could have been introduced, but it's likely the captain America's shield was forged. Like a super alloy, this is how metallurgist refer to iron base nickel base in cobalt based alloys. Specifically, the ones that offer very high strength at high temperatures. These really high strength metals and iron based grades are the least difficult wants to work with. So that would narrow down Mcclain's experimental alloy to iron super-alloys are really difficult to forge because of their narrow temperature range you can't. Even use regular sizing presses in hammers on them because they will deform. They even wear down the tools designed for forging them pretty easily. They're also extremely expensive like ten times. The price of carbon steel sounds a lot like captain America's shield right. But how do we explain the shields ability to absorb kinetic energy supposedly from the vibe rhenium in the alloy usually materials absorb kinetic energy. Through other mechanisms like plastic or elastic deformation or dynamic fluid flow but cap shield doesn't seem to be an elastic metric material and it's not organic like polyurethane in the movies it actually seems to reflect vibration rather than absorb it like when thor hits with Mueller in that first avengers movie and the shockwave flattens a whole forest. Perhaps that was because the shield reached its absorption limit. Another thing that's tough to explain his how aerodynamic the shield is. If it really weighed forty three point, nine pounds, it would be difficult to throw even for a guy in peak physical condition like Steve Rogers the comics Tony Stark actually puts electromagnet under the shield to help control it in mid flight but captain America later ditched them because they upset the shields natural balance it seems like the soldier and the shield are made for each other.
Process Tools for Amazon Sellers with Will Christensen
"Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and girls Mr Mann and whoever else is listening. This is the ten K. collective, because part of the family of mazing podcast. You can see the decals behind me. If you're watching the video and today we're with woody will christen of data was a mason dot com, who are the experts at automation and integration that we're going to plunge straight in on the tools Amazon says will welcome back to the show. Thanks it's good to be here and let's deal with these tools for Amazon. Tell us I used at prosper show while ago, so that was really cool. You're obviously aware of how the world works settlers. What are these tools that you can share with us? Honestly tools are. I kinda Geek out on tools. I'm in general I'm kind of a software nerd. NERD had an assistant who came to me once and said you know. Will I feel like you are an individual? Who is the Tony Stark of software? Like you're? You're just in the middle of all of the tools, so I'm going to mention a couple here and I'm GonNa give you like a one liner. Here's the tool. Here's why I love it. So, honestly, the one that's kind of up on my screen right now and so it's kind of in my face is slack and I find that a lot of Amazon sellers haven't adopted slack yet, and the reason I think a lot of them haven't adopted. Slack yet is because they haven't realized how inefficient email and just regular Google hangouts is. I find a lot of people using skype to communicate with their with their as your different individuals that way I love slack and its ability to create channels to create a context where everything goes. Basically, it's an instant messaging platform that allows you to do direct messages back and forth between individuals, and then it allows you to create public and private channels where you can discuss things like key metrics that the businesses going on, and it gives. Gives you a way to keep the context of the conversation going so for example we have a slack channel access needs and anytime someone needs access is something they go into that channel. They Post. Hey I. Don't have access to this Amazon seller central account. How do I get access? And then we go through that process to to figure out exactly what that looks like an and get it where it needs to go if that makes sense. Absolutely I'm just discovering. Slap myself. I'm very guilty of using. skype is the primary meeting for communicating with Va's and. It's OK until you get to the point where you try and dig into some information from weeks ago and then it comes. That's the thing like I'm short video about this. Did I even tell you about the? What was the link for that again? And then you nightmare? You described so elegantly before. Say Anything that helps you get organized. Upfront is a great thing for sure so my. Virtual Assistant. I when we use like I have an entire channel dedicated to the video. That I create for her so I've I've I use a another tool. WE'RE GONNA mentioned hair called screen cast, defy and screen cast if records videos and drops those videos into Google drive folder us another tool called. Zap, beer to automatically pick up those videos and push them into a specific slack channel so anytime a record video i. literally title it in a certain way pops it out into the Slack Channel and tells her what she's supposed to do with it a minor. That is just loving this. Because I use screen falsifying. I've used got a lot of videos on. There are US or got slack now of it up I haven't really been vigorous into my stuff I'm like Oh. Wow, I could do that I can say totally see how that would save me that. The assistant 'cause batsman three days and guys Mike, whereas all yeah got to send it. T- sorry. This is behind the. Title to get up and so I've got it. Set up now so if I don't put the word in all capitals private in the title of the video, it automatically goes to my va, and says hey. I was too lazy to title this, so please Bug me about what this video's even four and where it should go, so if I record a video, it goes to her period unless i. I write in all caps in the title private. Zapper is totally capable of listening for that word private and be like. Oh don't send this to her. So if I wanted to like, make video from partners, talking about everybody salaries or something like that I wanted to be a little more private. A totally could do that and I made Zap, Zapper drop it into a channel and away it goes and. And then I'm not hunting through a thread of threads imagine how much conversation goes back, and forth between me and my executive virtual assistant, its way to have channels man I would be in all sorts of trouble, so I try to use direct message communication with another individual I. Try to define those channels and say this is information that we're probably not going to need again. This is about chatter about. About. What's going on if I have information that we're going to need to look up again? I try to create a channel the to associate with that client, or whoever else it is, so we've got a lot of channels. Assist I'm not going to get a bit overwhelming I? Guess, but at least it's a lot less everyone undifferentiated stuff. Okay, so we got slack. Go Screen! Falsify because up here. What else your faith tools, so another one is the tool we're using right now to communicate zoom and a lot of people have heard of zoom, but maybe it will especially now they've probably heard of zoom, really powerful, very stable tool in terms of of video calls and getting face to face with people and getting some of those other pieces out of the way I just really appreciate. How stable is they've run into their growing pains, but even with the growing pains. It's outpaced several others that I've used.
7 Trivia Questions on 'Iron Man'
"Question number one. What real life billionaire inventor and recluse inspired the life of Tony Stark in the comics question number? One what real life billionaire inventor and recluse inspired the life of Tony Stark in the comics question. One question two. What three letter school did Tony Star graduate from at age? Twenty one with multiple degrees number. Two what three letter school. Tony Stark graduate from at age. Twenty one with multiple degrees question number. Three Mickey Rourke plays what villain in iron man to question number? Three Mickey Rourke plays what villain in iron man to question number four? What does the J. stands for in Jarvis? Which is the J stand for in the acronym Jarvis number four number five pepper potts? His real first name is after which of the original thirteen colonies number five pepper Potts Real? First name is after which of the original thirteen colonies number six? And what decade did iron man? I appear in Marvel comics question number six. In what decade Ironman I appear in Marvel comics number seven who disintegrates into iron man's arms at the end of infinity war number seven. What character disintegrates in iron man's arms at the end of infinity war number seven
Bizarre 'Cyrcle Phone' Surprises at CES 2020
"So interesting. So circular so the circle phone made the rounds at C. E. S. US thinks Jason Hall for reading that Dadjo circles spelled C. Y. R. C. L. by the way sue not in the traditional. We'll method that you would spell it in English It fits it fits android nine into a circular display kind of clumsily Has To headphone jacks one on each side. So you could have it in the middle of you and a friend gas and just enjoy the circular killer display right there in In your hands it aims to come to the market in the next twelve months And it was first I launches a kickstarter in two thousand fifteen. It's been development since then there's no price yet There's a Hashtag which is be non Rectangular in non is B. E. N. O. N. there's no E. At the end of that And I just I want to say that this bears a striking resemblance. It's to the sailor moon broach that she uses to transform From a regular old school girl are all into fighting evil by moonlight. So there's that going for it but other than that I mean it really is just a a circular well. It's it's like it's like an enormous watch. The disk lasers in a circular chassis and then like the chassis is just circle tip for the novelty of the shape. Yeah I don't I don't see it but I I like these kinds of efforts because I have to believe that this is not the most efficient way to carry around computers and digest information. I don't know if that's circle is it but I I'm hoping someone when figures out of a better shape by this time. We thought we were going to have risk computers. And then we realized that's actually not really not as convenient or the foldable. Scroll computers computers well or the or the hard light projection. Tony Stark kind of you know like the thing that just ended you interact with it. And there's nothing physical. So there's the shapeless shapeless approach which is dead maybe the be all and all of where technology is heading for personal computing I don't know maybe I'm just so used to it but I feel like the rectangle. Tanggula approach is probably the more I don't know it's it makes a lot more sense to me nuts. Because that's what we've been using for the last wouldn't that if we we go three hundred years into the future and we're still staring at rectangles in our hands yes right posits. I Wa- at all I. It's funny because it's like we look at Star Trek communicator. And that was like the thing that inspired a generation and I often eyesight this. The expanse switch season four is on Amazon right. Now it's really good it's great show yeah But I want and we talk all the time I want a different paradigm. I want a different way. Ah I love the cylinder with the Rollout Stroll kind of style foldable screen or rolling screen. There has to be some different way to interface with this stuff Other than the same stuff we've been doing for for because essentially we're doing we're looking at a screen. which is the same thing they were doing back in the
AR's Role in Industry
"Finally today as you know I recently got religion about augmented reality. Check in a work setting expecting that soon. We'll cer headsets all over factories construction sites farms. You name it but you know. Let's go full cyborg on this According to ZD net robotic exoskeleton from single joint systems to fool body kits are starting to make headway in industry street and the military not to mention hospitals quote while medical uses aim to assist with rehabilitation or help people to move who would otherwise struggle struggle in the commercial world. Robotic exoskeleton allow human workers to carry heavier loads than they would otherwise or work in uncomfortable positions such as with their hands overhead ahead for longer periods before feeling strain and fatigue. There are two main types of exit skeletons passive which don't have motors or actuators and powered which do passive exoskeleton can help support the wearer's body and redistribute weight and physical stress while powered exoskeleton are typically used to amp up up a workers physical strength allowing them to move or carry heavier weights both are starting to spread in industries that require workers to do repetitive. Hard physical Labor vehicle and aviation manufacturers are among the first big name adopters BMW. Audi Ford and Boeing have already started rolling out EXO suits Ford announced last year that it was rolling going out passive EXO vests from EXO bionics across fifteen of its plants to quote help. Lessen the physical toll that their job takes on a worker's body when they're asked to do over headwork according to Ford. The suit supports the employees arms as they work overhead and gives them five to fifteen pounds of lift assistance and quote and again according to the peace. These things are coming to construction sites as well which makes me hope that someday. Okay I'll be seeing folks in one of those MEC loaders like Ripley in alien. But what about Tony. Stark iron man suits maybe for the military gary quoting again smaller units rather than full body systems may be the first to be rolled out more substantially by the military the US Army is trailing Lockheed Martin powered exoskeleton the onyx which is worn on the leg to reduce the load on the user's needs as well as the exit which does a similar job for the ankles Ryan whitten a senior analyst at research predicts in the short term passive suits will be the main bulk of exoskeleton deployments and that the industry three is another twelve to eighteen months away from seeing suits rolled out in their thousands and tens of thousands. And
Casual vs. permanent part-time: Discussing The Part-Time Penalty
"Cardiff. Martha JIMBO is the economic research director of the indeed hiring lab, we've had her on the show a bunch of times, she's kind of like, the indicators labor market guru or sense, a labor market that's been. Golly. I don't know. Stacey I have called Martha and her team all the names, the indeed hiring lab has been referenced on the show as the vendors of labor market data. And yet you have not yet seen L E vendors totally fallen down in my duty to keep up. There are a lot of vendor movies drives his defense. And I mean, honestly, I haven't seen the new vendors movie either. But it turns out there is kind of a connection between the avengers and the analysis of the labor market that Martha has just completed it has to do with the nature of part-time work. Oh movie idea the avengers go part time. I wonder how Disney would field aren't a lot of the avengers part time as it is. I mean, Tony stark like he like an man he's like part time running a giant not national corporation part. Being a playboy part time saving. Planet earth fulltime making Disney a ton of money time making money. Yeah. I mean in a certain way like the superheroes. Noah lot about parts. True. Just as it is. But it could be an sequel idea studios. Call me, but part time arc, you know. It is a big deal in the US, especially given how many people in the past decade had to take part time work, even though they wanted a fulltime job. Also because of how part time jobs are compensated and the distribution of people who end up getting part time jobs so today on the indicator from planet money, Martha is going to guide Stacey meet through some of the economics of part time work that is coming up right after the break. Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from Jimmy, the regulated exchange making it easy to add bitcoin and other crypto currencies to your portfolio, protecting your investments with insurance oversight and cybersecurity open a free account at Jim ni- dot com slash indicator. Support also comes from American Express you want to build your business. They can help build your business with financing solutions for eligible business customers the powerful backing of American Express don't do business without it. Terms apply. Visit American Express dot com slash business. Martha gamble along with her colleague, Nick bunker, just finished an analysis of part time work in the US. So workers are considered part time when they work you're than thirty five hours a week and Martha's it's really important to understand the nature of part time work because quite a few people work part time, including a lot of people who would really rather be working fulltime as a share of all the people in the economy. Who work or who want to work? The number of part time workers who would rather have fulltime jobs skyrocketed during the recession of ten years ago because not in a fulltime jobs available to them and that number has been coming down in the recovery. It's taken a very long time to come down. It's neared its pre recession lows, but it's not near where it was in the early two thousands. In fact, if that number did fall to where it was in the early two thousands almost another one million people would have fulltime jobs, and those are just the people who are working part time who are officially looking for fulltime work, some people actively choose, of course, to work part time, Martha's that is not always a straightforward choice to choice to work part time, a lot of people choose part-time work out of necessity, for example, if they have a lot of personal obligations raising kids, and they need the flexibility of a part time job others, of course, might just want a better work life balance wanna work fewer hours, but taking a part time job. She find. Often comes at an even bigger cost. Then a lot of people realize, but one thing that crops up is that we often pay part time workers less per hour than a full-time worker will make so it's not just that they're making less because they're working few hours per week. We would all expect that, but they also get paid less for each one of those hours that they work winning occupation pays less money per hour to it's part time workers than to its fulltime workers that is known as the part time penalty. It's not an official term the part time penalty just refers to the difference that tends to occur between what an hour fulltime work pays. And wouldn't our part time work pays and what Martha has done is to look at the different occupations throughout the economy to see which ones have the biggest part time penalty, and then to try and understand why like what those jobs have in common documentation with the single biggest part time penalty is web developer wages for part time. Web developers are forty nine point five percent less than wages for fulltime web developers and that is our planet money indicator. Part time web developers. Make only about half as much per hour as fulltime web developers and web developer is in outlier, but it isn't actually much of an outlier so Martin Nick found at least ten occupations with part time penalties of more than thirty percent. And if you look at those occupations, you will see that they have a few things in common. So a lot of those jobs are in sales. It's also jobs that in general, it's going to be harder to divide up hours. So for instance, if you are working in sales, you have a relationship with a client. It may hurt you if you can't put in the full-time hours to build that relationship, Martha's, the occupation. That have the biggest penalties for working part time are the ones that require workers to always be switched on to be valuable jobs where it's hard to trade shift with another worker, for example, sales people and also jobs like lawyer and banker where workers have a relationship with their clients. They can't just swap their hours with someone else and expect their clients not to notice these jobs, usually don't offer much, lex ability. So those are jobs that have a part time penalty. But there are also some ocupation that actually pay slightly more to people who work part time. Mar the found that the occupation that pays the highest premium for part time workers is known as miscellaneous personal appearance workers. It's kinda how it sounds people who help you care for your personal appearance. For example. This includes people who work in nail salons and part time workers make seven point four percent more per hour in this nation than fulltime workers, that's the highest wage premium. She found for part time workers and Martha's jobs that pay a part time premium tend to be jobs where it is easy for workers to change shifts with each other, in example of this is the healthcare field where nurses and doctors will often work as part of a group in caring for patients. So if one shift ends another one will pick up the next shift, and generally, there's no downside either for the nurses or the patients and registered nurse, by the way is one of the jobs that pays a part time premium or you can also think of waiters and waitresses that also have relatively Lopez. Realty waiters and waitresses tend to work in a team. They work with the busboy or with the receptionist. We've all had the experience where our server has come up to us halfway through the meal and gone, my shift is ending now. But here's the new person who's going to be handling your table, plus Martha's jobs, the pay their part time workers on par with their fulltime workers also tend to be jobs that you can finish in one set bundle of time that you can schedule for example, hairdressers they do not get penalized for working part time hours because you know, your hair dresser might cut your hair once a month or once every few months, but that hairdresser does not have to be in the salon all the time. So jobs, a penalized part time workers tend to be more rigid and less flexible, whereas jobs that don't penalize part time workers do offer some flexibility Martin says that this fact has at least one big societal implication, it raises the gender wage gap. And the reason is that women and mothers in particular are more likely to choose part-time jobs that don't have a big part time penalty. That's because those jobs tend to offer more flexibility. It makes sense that they would choose these jobs, but those jobs tend to be occupations that also pay lower overall incomes to their workers, so women and mothers end up making less money in their careers, and for that to change either men would also have to increasingly choose those flexible occupations, or the rigid inflexible occupations would have to become less rigid and inflexible so that women and mothers could join them perhaps by embracing more of a team approach at work. Actually, you know, what the events are great example of team based approach where sometimes they trade off. We can all learn from the adventures, right? Like if Tony stark goes down the hall can pick up the slack for a little while. Right. And then Thornton step in scarlet widows doing her thing. Like, we should all be learning from the vendors next time, I'm out sick. Maybe Thornton Stephan.
Avengers: Endgame Has Overwhelmed Hollywood. Is That OK?
"Sean fantasy editor in chief of the ringer. And this is the big picture a conversation show about the end of moviegoing culture, as we know. It just kidding vendors. Endgame ruled and is better than game of thrones. I'm here with Chris Ryan and Amanda Davin. Getting the Friskies we're going to talk a little bit about avengers and not game. Thrones. If you wanna listen to stuff about game of thrones. I encourage you to listen to Chris on the watch. Maybe you can catch up on the thrones. Which aired last night. Maybe you can check out Benjamin later this week in here all about the battle of winter fell in whether it worked or did not work. There are some dissension in the ranks here at the ringer today. We're talking MC you not just the movie itself. But also the box office implications, and what the aftermath of that means for summer movies. We're doing a little summer movie preview man, and I'll be chatting about it. But I I thought that you guys are the perfect pair to chat with after doing a deep dive with Mallory Ruben because Amanda, you're on the record is not being the biggest superhero movie fan in the world. But also someone who sees these films out of obligation and has developed a lot of feelings about them. And Chris, I tend to think you're the most you're the person who I'm most eager to hear what he thought about these moves every time you see. I'm right here. It's not that respect your opinion. Amanda, I think it's very valuable, but you're operating from a base level of not. So sure about this, Chris I. I think he if he can really go positive or negative. Sure. So I'm time. I'm wondering what you guys thought. Like, I'm a newborn baby every time I enter a movie. Yes. But sort like Benjamin button this baby. Did you cry? Speaking of a game. I did not cry. Okay mandate. Did you right now? I didn't staunching. So I cried because I feel right? And so. Chris what'd you think? I had like a feelings wave when Peter Parker and Tony stark reunited at the end of the movie, I just felt like entirely a piece, which I think is ultimately what they wanted you to feel which is that I was entirely a piece with the endeavor, I felt fine. And okay about the amount of time. I've spent thinking about this these movies and seeing these movies over the years, I think is really telling listen to you and Mallory talk about it because being a little bit older. I think that I don't quite have like deep passionate connection to it. It's not like a real maker break franchise for me in the way, some some others are, but at the end of the day, I felt like you guys pulled it off. You get you made it emotionally satisfying finales to what was pretty unprecedented endeavor in movie making history, and they made it work Mana. Yeah. I thought it was a fitting conclusion to this experiment for better. And for worse in some ways. It it certainly there was a little bit of everything for everyone, including. Me. I mean, the last show I was delighted I wouldn't say I was like crying or deeply moved. But it's very excited to see Hayley Atwell back into seek cap. I frankly old cap be very happy. And also, I thought pretty handsome for like a really old guy. It'll head ahead. And then yeah, that's true. They didn't age the hair. And I thought that nice. I thought the last shot was very sweet and was kind of going back to many of the themes that we talked about in our podcast about captain America the first venture. And some of the things that I felt the MC you had abandoned. And so I felt seen in that moment, which is not something that I often feel in these movies, it took three hours and a lot of garbage CGI to get there. So, you know, and, but I think other people delighted that we're delighted by that. And so again, there is something for almost everyone in these movies. And that's kind of what the experiment was about. Right. Yeah. Definitely. And you know, in the Morville months years that we did on the show in a you. And I talked about captain America. The first of. Injure. Chris unite talked about the avengers both of the things the key talking points that we talked about in those podcasts really rose to the surface on this one. You know in your in your case, it was how halio wells the most important person in the MC. You Chris for you. It was quite literally that Tony stark is the most important person, the AFC, this was a genuine sendoff. Yeah. I don't I don't think we'll be seeing Tony again. And it was interesting the way that they built him into the not just the centerpiece of the story, not just the emotional center of the story. But like the engine of the story, and I think when we talked a few weeks ago, you were saying that you're not so sure that they're going to be able to do this as actively without him. I think they're staring to an abyss. And I think they might dive in and the this is called Disney. Plus, you know, I think that the the way that we're going to be talking about these movies in ten years United texting over the weekend. And I was like, oh, should I read this comic line to kinda see where it's going or read the story line? And you basically were like here's what's going to happen in in ten years. We'll be talking about this so called to be friends with Sean. No, I think he sent the text and there are some. These are anti spoilers over here. Also. But he's like, I he sends tech. Sometimes I'm just saying we're gonna join but this. This one was like, wow. That sounds incredibly plausible. And it would take about ten years to get. You know what I mean? And but for me, you lose stark, you probably you're gonna lose Evans unless they graduate Evans too kindly, uncle who shows up somehow in some of the other movies. And I think they're going to take the characters that were remaining with the exception of Black Panther, captain marvel in the guardians. A lot of them are going to move to streaming a lot like Sebastian STAN, anti Mackie. They're going to streaming LOKI streaming Wanda envision explicable or going to streaming. So like a lot of these characters are now going to be on these little five episode little mini runs. And I think that they have a charm problem. Now, I think that there is going to be a little bit of a like we need to work to like build up some of these people again, and that will probably come with the characters that you were talking about. But it's gonna take them a few years to develop those projects, you're there's two ways to do that. I think it's evident to me. And I guess we'll see when Spiderman far from home comes out. But they do have a centerpiece in Tom, Holland that was the loudest cheer. I heard both times. I saw the movie that was the person that people were most emotionally connected to and that is the legacy of Downie Downey made that character very meaningful to a lot of people. You know, they they created that father son dynamic, so I could see that effectively being the new iron man of the series. The other stuff is is a little bit up in the air. You know, it's like I feel like the one thing we can kind of all agree on is that they really just handled Chris Hemsworth beautifully over the last five years. They've just figured out how to make him a trueblue movie star. Amanda, we'll talk a little bit about her enthusiasm for men in black international. Maybe later on this podcast but
Avengers: Endgame is Already Selling Out Thousands of Screenings
"The way it works now with these movies that they know we're going to be wildly popular like avengers endgame because you were kind of left hanging after laughs last adventures, you've got people that have already bought their tickets because the tickets already on sale concert. He want to go to the movies. Well, and you wanna see endgame you'd better get this tickets now. So a lot of movie theaters. Ardi sold out of this movie that hasn't been released yet and doesn't come out for. When does it come out? It's coming out soon. Adventures end game. I know that my nephew was looking and couldn't get tickets and what he's coming for visiting loves, Texas and he's coming. Visit. Why does endgame come out? Well, it's coming out now coming out on the twenty six, and of course, Tony stark trying to send a message to pepper Potts said his oxygen supplies dwindling. And who are the remaining avengers captain America Bruce banner, Thor they gotta figure out a way to bring back their allies for this showdown. I just know it's going to be one long movie ego to see this movie you wanna how long his three hours three hours and one minute. So that doesn't include parking getting whatever you're getting from the concession stand. I guess you'd have to have purchase your tickets because if you don't I don't know if you can really walk up to the window and expect that you're going to be able to get tickets the way, everybody's preorder in them. But you better pack your patience for a very long movie. And hopefully, hopefully, it's one that entertains you because that is a long time to be at the
Spider-Man: Homecoming | Marvel Month
"Shawn fantasy editor in chief of the ringer. And this is the big picture a conversation show at least for the time being about the marvel cinematic universe. I am joined today by your friendly neighborhood, film critic and ringer contributor, Adam name and Adam Hello, how are you? Hey, how're you doing Adam? You are friendly and neighborly because we are here to talk about a movie called Spiderman colon homecoming. This is a latter stages. MC you entrant and unlikely one largely because for the longest time Spiderman was just not a part of the new and when this movie happened. It was a surprise to many in the fact that he was integrated so effectively into this universe. Makes it kind of a fun movie to talk about because it fits into the big picture and a lot of the things we've been discussing throughout this marvel month, but it's also just a hell of a fund standalone movie when I reached out to you a couple of weeks ago about participating in this project. This is the movie you chose. And I thought that was so interesting, and you never told me why. So why do you want to talk about homecoming? I thought it'd be just really good and confusing to talk about homecoming in the shed. Oh of the other pop cultural product called homecoming true came out this week. I thought that'd be really fun. I thought we were talking about beyond say, no this is perfect for SEO. This is great. No. I mean, I I like talking about this film because I think it's a strong one. I wrote about it for the ringer when it came out and thought that everything you said about it sort of returning Spiderman to the intellectual property fold with something that it kind of allies itself in a very clever way, the whole movie is sort of almost about like Spiderman trying out for the marvel cinematic universe and trying out for the adventures and trying out for the audience, and it it has that self reflexive quality at it's not obnoxious. Like most of the time. It's quite clever. I sort of thought there was something about it. I mean, all the marvel movies even tell me what you think of this there. They have to have all these surface differences and all these surface, peculiarities nudity secrecy, but underneath they have to lock together like a puzzle or voltron like you can't really make one different. And so this one. Kind of has the friendly neighborhood surface on the outsider surface in the underdog surface. And I found that all like, very charming and pleasant, and then the fact that it really is just a piece of product that locks together to the rest of them in this case didn't bug me. The way that it may be bugs me with some of the other ones. Yeah. Even just revisiting it this week. I found myself surprised that should Tari alien technology was a significant part of this movie. Which is of course, if int- part of this MC, you and everything that we've been talking about because the first time I saw it. I felt like I could have been any old alien technology could have been from an Amblin movie in nineteen eighty seven. You know what I mean? Yeah. And you know, you don't really actually need Robert Downey junior there. There's pleasure in having Tony stark there, and Jon Favreau, kind of babysitting him, and, you know, the the the parallels that has the first ironman movie because it becomes a very different kind of origin story. Like thank God. It's not a Spiderman origin like he's bit by spider. And there's and there's all that stuff. But it. About him like becoming an official superhero. Right. And there's all kinds of scenes that parallel the way that same story is told in ironman right up to the ending being kind of a parody of iron man announcing himself to the world, whereas, you know, here Peter chooses not to you don't need all that stuff. But and then the Qatari technology. You're right. It could be anything. But I like movie that simultaneously stands alone. And has these bits of connected to the larger story, and I find the way it connects larger story in some ways really witty like the cell phone footage of the big civil war fight. Yes. That's really funny. It's clever. I
Avengers, Paul Rudd And Josh Brolin discussed on Roe Conn
"Right. Your thoughts on this. This is the much ballyhooed twenty third entry in the marvel universe avengers game. And you know, what has been hyped to the skies. It's going to grow three hundred billion dollars in its opening weekend here in the United States opening week. It's really going to be about four days. And we'll probably crack the two billion Mark worldwide in a matter of a month or two has it opened anywhere else yet. No it is. Yeah. Yeah. I walked I saw the screen earlier today as we were talking about it, the AMC river east, and they had you know, the ropes already there. And it said lines begin to form at six AM. So I guess you can get some of these theaters assigned seats brothers. You can get a ticket, but it's not a guaranteed seat. I don't think I'd wait Jesus. I would wait in line at six AM. If I thought for sure he was coming by Springsteen, not six AM, but God love those those crazy fans so for folks who have been following along with this first of all can any movie live up to the hype. And I am happy and pleased to report that this film lives up to all of the crazy hype. It is maybe the best superhero movie ever made certainly one of the best movies in the entirety of the marvel universe in part because everything we've seen in those other twenty two movies has led to this moment of this incredible collection of all the avengers. Now for those of you. Playing at home the last avengers 0 war sorry. We have to talk about the ending of the movie that came out before this one but fan, the, you know, the most evil despicable villain in the marvel universe. Played by the great Josh Brolin, believing that the world all the world's all the universes. We're going to be destroyed soon because of you know, the fake news overpopulation and the global warning he decided the only way to say. What's to arbitrarily slice the population of the entire universe in half with the snap of his fingers? And he had the six thirty stones which has learned nose into loud him to do that. So at the very end of the last avengers movie shocking, the people because half of the characters in the marvel universe disappeared in clouds of dust. They died now this movie picks it up immediately thereafter with the surviving avengers all in a state of mourning scattered to various ends of the earth because half of the planet has been destroyed there. There's no more Peter Parker spider, man. There's no more Nick fury, the Samuel L Jackson character, many others. They're gone. So now, they've got the surviving avengers. You've got your your Tony stark iron man, and captain America and black widow and a few others. But what can they do? They can't do anything until until this. The only part we have to get away a little bit. What's gonna happen here? So letting people know who are listening now online. Listening to podcast that this is this. This may be the moment that if you want to be a total virgin walking into this, which most people are who are really it. There is then here. This is your moment to check out. Yeah. And you know, I will say this to my view and 'continuing here. I'm a guarantee not gonna spoil the ten biggest plot points this film, but Paul Rudd who plays ant, man. You know, he's he's deep into the the quantum physics. And that all that kind of stuff because he's been in previous movies. He struck down to even smaller than aunt, and he's entered the quantum realm and bet inside all kinds of places where nobody else could go. So he's kind of dealt kind of with transporting oneself in mystical scientific way. So he's saying now, can we take it to the next level? Can we explore the quantum room to the point where we can expand time in a way that we could go back just far enough to before fennel destroyed all the people half the people in the world. And then one of the vendor says what you're talking about a time machine. It's it's a well. Yes. So the idea is going to be that the surviving. Avengers are going to pair up in teams of two and travel to various time spots on the time line and various places they got one shot to maybe make this reverse history. So here's this clip. He's
Youve seen this movie before
"How did we get to the point where remakes and sequels and all sorts of iterations on existing franchises have become such an incredible percentage of all the entertainment created because I know that they've already existed, but this is twenty-seven seventeen top worldwide grosses at the box office Star Wars, the last Jedi beauty and the beast. The fate of the furious, which is sequel number seventy eight despicable me three Jumanji. Welcome to the jungle that is a sequel Spiderman homecoming, which is either a sequel or reboot it's both depending on depending on which way you want to look at it wolf warrior to number eight guardians of the galaxy volume two shirt number nine Thor ragnarok, number ten wonder woman. Yeah, that's global. That's the top ten movies all of them, a sequel or a reboot or in some cases both. So how did it become what changed in the industry that made this the predominant model rather than just like something that Disney might do every once in a while? There's a Cup. Of arguments. The the first argument is that it is more appealing to a studio to produce an existing property. A new version or sequel to something that people already know because it's easier to sell there's less resistance on every level. It's a thing. If you already know the thing, you're more likely to be interested in the thing. The other argument is that the mid range movie has disappeared which is where you used to see many more original concepts and they're either turning on Netflix now like new films from Nicole hall of center Tamara Jenkins, or what is the mid range movie. It would have been made for somewhere between it used to be twenty to sixty million. Now, it's five to twenty. It would have been a smallish film, usually a character study or historical drama that doesn't have battle scenes is about people in rooms or people in, you know, houses having lives and doing things that don't involve capes or murder and the mid range movie even those of mutated into stuff like bird box. The netflix. Which is opposed to puck elliptic thing. With Sandra Bullock walking through a forest. Blindfolded? Arrival would have been amid range movie actually seem screenwriter. Eric Heiser arrival would have been a mid range movie. But instead, it was a massive studio words contender because of what it turned out to be. But I think when they started it out it was going to be a smaller more intimate project. So those films don't get made anymore because twenty million dollars into a movie will get you maybe sixty or eighty this is the old thinking, and so now if you make a guard Guanzhou in thing that costs a hundred and fifty million unless it tanks so spectacularly that. You know, the studio dies it'll probably pull in half a billion to a billion dollars. Right. It doesn't have to be good. But it has to be safer. Bet has to be recognizable. Exactly. So that's part of it. The hangover was a tiny little movie that then became a monster franchise because it was hit. So they made two more. Now, what am I seeing tooth? Who's maybe is a call or something? And in the olden days, they would have stopped after one. He would have just said, oh, that's really cool. This thing made three hundred million dollars for a everybody likes it. Let's go to the next contest. Do another comedy. Exactly. Let's lunch. Something else. When Bradley Cooper was here. Like six months before he was here for another original project that Jim Carey movie called yes-men, the tanked, and he said like it was insane that that Warner was giving this movie two three completely untested. Like, Bradley Cooper, never had a hit and homes and never had a hit. Nobody news at Calvin. Acas was set a couple of comedy cycles or comedy circles in journalists, and they risk that money on this little movie, which couldn't have cost that much, and it was a massive hit. And then they made two more, and they'll probably reboot it in five years with with. I would assume women because that might be interesting. There have been attempts to do a women's version of the hangover bridesmaids is great rough night. There's a few of those the idea of people behaving badly friend circles getting out of control, they'll they'll reboot the hangover in five years. They'll prob. Rebooted with women because that's a smart move because otherwise you have to. I mean, the the gender thing really helps because you create a new universe that doesn't depend on the demands of the original film, you you can bring, you know, most remakes are very very rooted in the expectations of the audience, right because we all wanna be pandered to we own to see the thing that we liked again. That's the governing principle of entertainment. Now, give me more of the thing. I like I understand exactly why the studios do it. When you lay it out that way on the economics and play why do we consume it? Why is our bar? So low nail it doesn't feel like it was always this way. Well, it probably was we just didn't know it. The the difference is that now instead of knockoffs which used to happen. You know, if there was a smoking abandoned, there'd be ten car movies the next year. If there was rocky there'd be five boxing movies, the next year or or sports movies or a wave of underdogs. Portsmouth is actually what did happen stuff like breaking away. And so on now, we just make more Rockies. Yeah. We we really have another one right now creed to is rocky eight. Away that creed was not rocky seven, which is kind of disappointing. And no one can articulate it. Exactly. But the the answer is it's because it's because creed was the only one that Silvester still didn't right. And he didn't script it. It was somebody else's project. He was used beautifully in it. But when Ryan Kugler wasn't available to come back to Crete to Stallone jumped in and wrote it, and it's a rocky movie now, and I think people should be more disappointed by that than they are. That's the crux of why we want to have this. But they're not conversation because they're not an I made fun of when you said at the beginning of this podcast that there would be another Harry Potter, and who would be cast as another Harry Potter. I will watch that Harry Potter movie or it'll probably actually be a TV show. So that they can do it. Yeah. For Justice over eight years and eight seasons, and whatever God, you could go to school with them in real time home, that's a horrible idea. I would watch. So I I agree that it's a bad idea. But I will consume that content. Why it's because you want to see your idea of what it should be validated. And in the end, we find out that it doesn't matter. If it isn't because nobody can imagine. Everybody's complaining about what a movie isn't. And what it shouldn't be. I mean, that's my job is to say actually this. But I hope that I'm coming at it from a perspective of history, and a sense of you know, why you can make this movie why this movie fails or why this movie's succeeds, and how this argument could be applied to other movies and similar genres. I basically, I I'm there to provide context for why you did or didn't like something. I guess, but as far as the reboot thing goes again, it's safer because the curiosity factor has it clipped everything else people want to know, they want to see what the new superman looks like they want to know what the new joker like Joaquin Phoenix is the joker. But Jared Lido is the joker. Well, that's what happens ledger. Yeah joke. They'll Cesar Romero is the joker or Jack Nicholson as the joker. That's the. That's the point. Right. Like my engagement with the stuff is always. Oh, that's interesting or. Yeah. I've seen that. There's like it's a binary. There's no middle ground. There is no mildly successful remake it either works or it doesn't. And it's because we know what it's supposed to look like is because we've been trained by our own lives to want. This thing the way it was supposed to want to watch new stuff. Oh god. Yes. That's all. I want. I crave it, please. Give me some. But why does so many people? Why would so many people prefer to watch a sequel to something that they already know part of it is that you don't have to invest as much. You already have the backstory you don't need to introduce new things. Or if you do you have to do it in a certain way, fix it feel comfortable Spiderman homecoming is an excellent example of that they turned it into an eighties movie. Yeah. Which makes it simultaneously nostalgic of new in a way that this character doesn't need to be. But it works. It's comforting. And you feel the the youth of the character is because he's never been a kid before Spiderman being in high school before in the movies, but he's a child and Tom Holland's performance. I mean, the the actors in his twenties, but he looks like a kid, and you can root for him that way, and it makes it feel new and by having Tony stark introduce him to the two by having Tony stark introduced into the marvel universe in civil war. It was like extending a hand to the franchise and bring it on. And the fact that I know all of this is nuts because it's a two hour movie. And I shouldn't bring all of this stuff with me to this film. But it's not a reboot. It is the what eighteenth chapter in films. That's been going on for a decade. It's part of a huge thing where we are now culturally. Right. It's not just social media and the internet, although that's a huge part of it is part of the it builds expectation, but it's also the fact that this story has been ongoing, and if you missed one you can probably catch up it's not a big deal unless you missed an adventures or captain America movie where all the characters are together you can dip in and out. But if you've been following it all along, it feels really good to know all this stuff. It feels like you're being accommodated in a way that a remake or a sequel or a franchise is supposed to do it. Doesn't bar new entry, but it rewards ongoing participation in the Harry Potter films did the same thing. I mean, they made one of those a year for eight years, right or the there. They started to stagger them apart after a while. Once it got complicated. They were releasing them every year and a half. I don't remember. But I do remember that I saw all of them. I didn't really like all of them. Did they didn't get good until the third one? And we're at a place now culturally where you can say that about a television show. Well, you have to watch the for six episodes. No, you don't you actually don't. But if you don't you'll miss it. And if everybody's talking about it, they and you want to see it. And if it's a thing that everybody talked about twenty years ago that that little tug is still there. So when fuller house comes back, which is okay. Comfort food at best. Right. It's a remake. It's a it's a new season of a show that people other show that they've brought back which is like there's a list of them. Yeah. Fuller houses. I for me. It's the best example because it's one of those things where when you hear about it. It sounds insane. Why would anyone care? And then you find out exactly how many people do care, which is why it exists, and whether they really wanna see it or just kind of curious about it that doesn't matter as long as they click on it for Netflix. The Netflix has made it worth their while. And we're going to get more of it. And we're going to get more of an and that Spurs the need to make more things come back. So there's a new charmed and there's a new. Do not on Netflix. But it's it's all part of the culture, if you can reboot a TV show, you can make millions of dollars right off the bat and the Handmaid's tale just got a built in audience through its TV show success. And now there's a book sequel Margaret Atwood is writing a Handmaid's tale sequel, which is one of the few things that I'm genuinely interested in because she won't be basing it on the TV series. That's the important part. It will it will still be set in her world. I mean, I don't need the answers to what happens in the Handmaid's tale. It's all in the first book, we know what we need to know about that book was a finished work. And you know, it is because it's been taught in schools for thirty years. Sure. It's a self contained narrative. And if there was one artist in Canada didn't need to follow the two reasons for producing sequels and remakes that you've just outlined, theoretically, it should be Margaret what she can do whatever she wants. She absolutely can. But I can also I can see the testament emerging as a response to the show, but that's me understanding the pull the remake. I would rather just think about it. Myself than have to watch it executed because the odds are won't be the thing that I wanted it to be when beauty and the beast, the stage version came to Toronto I got to go to a preview, and nobody told us that the thing was three hours long that it was a massive reconstruction of an eighty two minute movie. And when the first deviation came which is slightly longer dialogue scene between bell and her father. There was a kid. There was a child very must have been very unsettled up in the mezzanine who started saying, no, no, no, no, no. This isn't it and had to be shushed. And it's like, that's the brain. And that's everybody in these things, you really only want to see the thing you like, and you want more of it. But you don't that? I mean, the kid didn't they could be just wanna beauty, and the b you can give this opportunity this child who I mean, this would have been was after The Lion King. Right. So it was the mid to late ninety s and this childhood only been raised on this movie. That was only, you know at most ten years old, and he didn't want more wanted the same thing. And that's all of us. But we won't admit it. So we're still curious. We're kinda wanna go see what the new thing is if it's the old thing. And if it's not the old thing we want to know, how we can be comforted by whatever it is that we loved about the old thing, and it never occurs to people to just pull out the old thing and watch it again because those are everywhere, and that's that's my objection. And yet when Pete's dragon comes out, or when the Paddington movies come out, and they are beautiful perfect realizations of the spirit of the project, even though they are not the original thing than you do reconnect with the thing you loved about it. And I think it's also very telling that those are projects for children. Yeah. We're all children. Now, we want to be right. Like, isn't that the whole thing? The the lie of the the government is that you want a strong like what what's the argument? The Republicans are the strong father. And the Democrats are the are the nurturing mother, and you can only have one at a time. But we see what is strong father looks like, and it's horrible and we retreat can we want whatever
How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures
"Getting robots to do things isn't easy. Usually scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans commu. Indicate via language. But what if we could control robots more intuitively, using just hand gestures and brainwaves a new system spearheaded by researchers from MIT computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory otherwise known as c. sale aims to do exactly that allowing users to instantly correct robot mistakes with nothing more than brain signals. And the flick of a finger building off the teams. Past work focused on simple binary choice activities. The new work expands the scope to multiple choice tasks, opening up new possibilities for how human workers could manage teams of robots by monitoring brain activity. The system can detect in real time if the person notices an error as a robot does a task using an interface that measures muscle activity. The person can then make Hingis Gers to scroll through and select the correct option for. Four said robot to execute the team, demonstrated the system on a task in which a robot moves a power drill to one of three possible targets on the body of a mock plane in portly. They showed that the system works on people. It's never seen before, meaning that we're gonna Zeh shins could deploy it in real world settings without needing to train it on users. This work combining EEG an EM feedback, Nabil's natural human robot interactions for a broader set of applications than we've ever seen before. Meanwhile, researchers have harnessed the power of brain signals called error related potentials, which they have found to naturally occur. When people notice mistakes. If there's an e r p the system stops. So the user can correct it. If not, it simply carries on what's great about this approach is that there's no need to train users to think in a prescribed way. The machine adapts to you and not the other way around for the project team used Baxter a humanoid robot from rethink robotics with human supervision. The robot went from choosing the correct target seventy percent of the time to more than ninety seven percent of the time. The team says that they could imagine the system one day being useful for the elderly or workers with language disorders or even limited mobility approaches like this show that it's very much possible to develop robotic systems that are a more natural and intuitive extension.
Michael Cohen, Robert Downey and Los Angeles discussed on The Mike Opelka Show
"On this morning jennifer kushinka is here with with more of america's first news gordon a plane carrying three americans released by north korea landed at a military base near washington early this morning to be welcomed by president trump and his wife proudest achievement welby this is a part of it will be when we denuclearize that entire credentialing this is what people have been waiting for for a long time north korea released the three men and handed them over to secretary of state mike pompeo in pyongyang yesterday clearing a major obstacle to an unprecedented summit between trump and north korean leader kim jong un north korea had accused the men to teachers in one businessman of being spies the israeli military says it attacked dozens of iranian targets in neighboring syria in response to iranian rocket barrage on israel positions in the golan heights in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date the blistering israeli assault was the most intensive israeli action in neighboring syria since the civil war broke out there in two thousand eleven michael albanadi attorney for porn actress stormy daniels says he has additional evidence linking russian businessman to president trump's personal lawyer michael cohen s several companies acknowledged large payments coens consulting firm the president ran on this campaign of draining the swamp that lobbyists were not going to be involved special interests we're not going to be involved at cetera now you have the right hand of the president in january of two thousand seventeen all of a sudden starts taking all of this money from all of these multinational corporations for god knows what swiss drugmaker novartis and at and t say they made payments to cohen's firm essential consultants in efforts to gain intelligence into the trump administration's thinking on issues affecting them well if you have iron man's costume the police would like a word authorities are on the lookout for tony stark's iconic crimson and gold costume after the expensive iron man's disappeared from los angeles movie props storage facility the suit including the head chest legs and arms used in the two thousand eight ironman movie starring robert downey junior is worth about three hundred twenty five thousand dollars come on for a movie costume now if you stole it i don't know what you do with it when the world are you doing with it run around and traffic and try to collect your fifteen minutes of fame maybe before your arrest thanks jen twenty three minutes after the hour on this morning america's first news.