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"uncle ben" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"About four or five arrests. Reporter Britney Miller of WGCL TV. All this after a Kentucky grand jury decided not to indict three white police officers in the death of healthcare worker Briana Taylor. In her own apartment in a mistaken raid. Her death has been linked to others of black women and men shot by police, not in Washington as the nation's capital and visiting Mourners pay tribute to a late Supreme Court justice. There was a quiet reverence as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrived at the Supreme Court for the last time. Lining the steps more than 100, former law clerks during her 27 years it's a justice helping usher their mentor into the Great Hall. A malaria funny names all eight justices her family. Friends paid tribute in a private ceremony. Correspondent Jan Crawford President Trump admits a big reason he wants Justice Ginsburg Supreme Court seat filled ahead of the election. Is because the outcome could well be decided there. And what if he loses? You committed to making sure that there is a peaceful transfer Ferral of power after the election to see what happens, you know that I've been complaining very strongly about The ballots and the balance, sir. Disaster. Mr. Trump set to announce his Supreme Court pick late Saturday afternoon with the U. S. Now well past 200,000 victims dead victims talked. US health officials appeared before Congress for a vaccine update. Dr Anthony Fauci had a run in with Republican senator and Dr Rand Paul over New York State's much improved infection rate. You were not listening. So what? The director of the CDC said that in New York, it's about 22%. If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you're alone that a change in name for a famous food product. Uncle Ben's Rice is now Ben's original. Listen, CBS News Conversations with some of the world's leading national security officials and experts. Intelligence matters with Michael Morel weekends on the CBS radio network. Work at home workout at home. Second period math at.

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Panel this morning, giving an update on the response to covert 19 Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Grilled Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Han about the push to develop Corona virus vaccines before year's end as an order from President Trump. I want to assure you and emphasize That every one of the decisions we have reached has been made by career. FDA scientists based on science and data, not politics. Han insists he would resist any move to force politics into the agency's decision making a number of drug makers are in the middle of trials. Evan Brown. Fox News Number two official of the International Monetary Fund says the pandemic is lasting longer than expected, and we'll take some countries years to return to growth. The fund has provided about $90 billion in emergency financing to almost 80 countries. It's official. There's now a new name for a long time brand of rice. The Uncle Ben's Rice brand is getting a new name. Ben's original parent company, Mars pledged to drop the name and image, which was considered rooted in slavery. The picture of a black man in a bowtie will also be dropped. The Wall Street Journal says the brand was founded in 1937 when it was called Uncle Ben's Plantation Rice. The man in the picture is Frank Braun as Chicago maitre d who posed for the portrait. Company says Ben's original was preferred by focus groups because it recognized the brand's history while moving it forward. GeneCo's Ola Fox knew Bob Woodward's book about president Trump, called Rage has sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication. The book features 18 interviews with the president, including one where he appears to acknowledge the severity of covert 19. Rage is topped Amazon under their best sellers.

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Uncle Ben's rice changes name to more 'equitable' brand

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:11 sec | 1 year ago

Uncle Ben's rice changes name to more 'equitable' brand

"Incorporated is changing the name of Uncle Ben's rice to Ben's original and dropping the image of a boat tied black man from its packaging. The latest company to change branding rooted in racist imagery

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a millionaire's tax. We get the story of this report this morning from Bloomberg's Tom Busby. The Democrat, lead Assembly and Senate Budget Committee's advanced the nearly $33 billion spending plan. With Republicans voting No lawmakers included an income tax increase on those making more than $1 million a year. As well as on businesses making over a million dollars. The tax on millionaires was part of a deal Democratic Governor Phil Murphy reached with Democratic legislative leaders last week. Under the plan, people will be taxed at 10.75% on every dollar they make over one million. Up from 8.97% Tom Busby Bloomberg Radio. New York City is monitoring a jump in Corona virus cases. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says there was a large increase in infections and four areas and Queens and Brooklyn they want the virus could spread to other neighbourhoods unless action is taken. Ah cluster in Midwood Barrel Park in Bensonhurst. Reported a 4.7% rate of positive test last week alone, well above the city wide average of 1%. Red Cavanaugh. Merging has the unlikely liberal hope for the Supreme Court and Bloomberg's Amy Morris reports. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could mean justice Brett Kavanaugh might be the best hope for those on the left to save abortion rights and Obama care. Cavanaugh prefers closer rulings than some of his more conservative colleagues. If President Trump succeeds in replacing Ginsberg with a staunch conservative, Kavanaugh could find himself a the court's ideological center. Legal experts say he could decide how far and how quickly it turns to the right on some of the country's most divisive issues. Amy Morris Bloomberg Daybreak. President Trump Joe Biden locked in tight races in Florida and Arizona, according to a pair of Washington Post ABC. News polls in Florida. Registered voters split 47% for Trump 48% for Biden among Arizona's registered voters. Mr Trump is that 47%. Biden at 49. All these differences there with the poles. Margins of sampling errors. DowJones reports that Mars is changing the name of Uncle Ben's rice toe bends original, dropping the image of a boat tied black man from its packaging, the latest candidate to change branding rooted in racist imagery. Ours is one of a handful of food companies that set in June. They would review or changed branding of products, including cream of wheat. Mrs Butterworth's An Eskimo Pie Global news 24 hours a day on their hand on Bloomberg Quick, take power by more than 2700, journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm John Tucker, the easiest, Bloomberg, Nathan All right, John. Thanks. It's 6 36 on Wall Street in time for the Bloomberg Sports Update with John Stand shower. All right, thanks day than the Yankees have played 55 games, only five to go to Maurine Buffalo with the Blue Jays and then three on the Bronx versus Miami,.

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Uncle Ben's Changes Brand Rooted in Racist Imagery

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

Uncle Ben's Changes Brand Rooted in Racist Imagery

"DowJones reports that Mars is changing the name of Uncle Ben's rice toe bends original, dropping the image of a boat tied black man from its packaging, the latest candidate to change branding rooted in racist imagery. Ours is one of a handful of food companies that set in June. They would review or changed branding of products, including cream of wheat. Mrs Butterworth's An Eskimo Pie

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Cereal brands reevaluate mascots to fit the modern day

Morning Edition

03:11 min | 1 year ago

Cereal brands reevaluate mascots to fit the modern day

"Been rethinking their outdated corporate mascots and Jemima uncle Ben Mrs Butterworth. At the same time, a group of young entrepreneurs have set out to create new breakfast cereal characters that reflect this moment. NPR's Mandali del Barco reports. Emily. At least, Miller says the new cereal she and her team created off limits has brand mascots, unlike any other dash is a high strung, high achieving female bunny in an eighties style power suit with sneakers. She's a K pop fan. A workaholic, and she says Dash has a lot of anxiety to deal with. So her cereal turns the milk to cold brew and has coffee and chocolate zombie is just the opposite. A lazy dude who looks like he just rolled out of bed to eat his mellow cereal. There's adapted Jin's Pond on Vanilla, so everything you need to mellow out. Miller, 29 year old food writer is all about breakfast. In fact, she wrote breakfast a cookbook, and she created the breakfast club walking tours of New York restaurants. Her latest venture off limits. Serial also seems to appeal to millennials. Miller's hoping they might relate to zombie who has a bit of Bart Simpson or dash more of Ah, Lisa Simpson. The whole brand is really run by these emotionally unstable and extreme cartoon characters. Dashing zombie are a far cry from the buff, confident cereal mascot Tony the Tiger. Cash is not the first female serial character in the early 19 fifties. Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes was rep. For a short time by Katie the Kangaroo who wore a bandanna and carried her baby in her pouch. I'm Katie, the kangaroo I have been given bound around you guy within that takes all night, just like an attending. Do you like Kellogg's ultimately bounced Katie The kangaroo for Tony. The Tiger, also dropping sugar from its name Fast forward to 2020 where cold and hot cereals are more than $20 billion industry in the U. S. According to market data firm statistic, with sales expected to grow To succeed. Cereal brands have to be nostalgic, healthy or have more modern mascot, says analyst Melissa Abbott. There's a demand for something completely different that isn't no masculine 20. The Tiger Macho Abbott is vice president of culinary insights at the Hartmann Group. She says cereal is not just a breakfast food. New brands are pro mode on podcasts and purchased online, Abbott says off Limits and another new cereal brand magic spoon appealed to a different aesthetic. These characters that are going to win essentially today and particularly in the breakfast category, they have Tio contain more of this multi dimensional take on the on the human personality. The flaws and all, Abbott says consumers might like that off limits. Characters were designed by artist Shepard Fairey's studio. Now the question is, Will they go for coffee flavored cereal repped by a stressed out bunny in a power suit? Handle it. Al Barco

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Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its ‘derogatory’ name

News, Traffic and Weather

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its ‘derogatory’ name

"The the owner owner of Eskimo of Eskimo pie pie is is changing changing its its name name and and marketing marketing the nearly the nearly century century old old chocolate chocolate covered covered ice ice cream cream bar bar is is the latest the latest brand brand to take to take action action on on its racially its racially charged charged logo's logo's and and marketing marketing the company the company spokesperson spokesperson saying saying we we recognize recognize the term the term is derogatory is derogatory and and are committed are committed to being to being a part a part of the of solution the solution on on racial racial equality equality the makers the makers of of aunt aunt Jemima Jemima syrup syrup and and uncle uncle Ben's Ben's rice rice are are among among several several brands brands that have that announced have announced marketing marketing changes changes

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Quaker Oats To Retire Aunt Jemima Brand Named After Racist Stereotype

Lee Matthews

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Quaker Oats To Retire Aunt Jemima Brand Named After Racist Stereotype

"Jemima Jemima is is getting getting a a makeover makeover after more than a hundred thirty years Quaker oats is retiring the breakfast brand and logo acknowledging the character is rooted in racist imagery aunt Jemima is grounded in the stereotype of the mammy a submissive woman eager to serve her white master other supermarket staples have announced they too are rethinking their products products Mars Mars Mars incorporated incorporated incorporated says says says uncle uncle uncle Ben's Ben's Ben's rice rice rice will will will be be be getting getting getting a a a new new new look look look and and and ConAgra ConAgra ConAgra brands brands brands says says says it it it will will will review review review the the the brand brand brand and and and packaging packaging packaging of of of Mrs Butterworth's syrup

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Start Here

Start Here

08:06 min | 1 year ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Start Here

"So they're really in a difficult position. Do you go ahead and move onto debate? Do you try to hold Republicans accountable and say let's negotiate a bill. Let's really get behind closed doors and not do this live on the Senate floor, because honestly in all of my time covering. The Senate, I've never really seen that lead to. Ineffective outcome you. These things are hammered out behind closed doors, but for some reason that's just not happening here. In as you always say literally every day that take spy during a presidential election, year is one day closer to the point where lawmakers don't want to do anything that's. True Trish Turner in Washington. We'll see you later. Thanks for. Next start here. Kendall Jenner, cracking a Pepsi didn't solve racial issues a couple of years ago, but of corporate tones change this time around or after the break. This another show we think you might enjoy is called the Ted interview and it's hosted by Chris. Anderson the head of Ted Listen now for ideas on how to work through this uncertain time you hear from some of the world's most prominent civil rights leaders on the to ending stomach racism, including words of wisdom from Dr Bernice King Daughter of Dr Martin. Luther King Junior and the CEO of the King Center. You also learn what corona virus means for the global economy, and how we can create meaningful connections while apart for more deep dives with great minds. Check out the Ted interview wherever you listen. Whether or not, you've seen large scale protests unfolding in your local streets all around you have seen this conversation about race and police violence evolving into something bigger activists have widened their focus to include what they describe as symbols of oppression, people are publicly pointing to experiences in their own lives at their own jobs, and that's let some prominent companies promised to do. Do Better Walmart has announced putting into its longstanding policy of locking up multicultural personal care products AH policy that some have called discriminatory towards black Americans, but there is a difference between saying hey, yes, black lives, matter and fundamentally changing the way your company operates in yesterday you saw some of America's most recognizable food brands admit they've been part of the problem Creko. CREKO foods and unit of snacks and drinks giant PepsiCo announced Wednesday it would retire aunt Jemima for good cowers after this. We learned that Mars which owns uncle. Ben's rice will change its imagery to bill evolve the visual brand identity, but the fact that uncle Ben and aunt Jemima. We're still such mainstream brands. Until this moment had prompted questions like how far or Or corporations actually be willing to go here. Let's go to Andre Perry. He's a scholar in residence at American. University where he studies race, inequality and education is also an author and fellow at the Brookings Institution Mr Perry. Can we start with the brand of aunt? Jemima? Mean what is the significance of a move like this? Yes, aunt, Jemima such a mainstay. In consumer culture. Ever Joe. Such mundane of regular. Stereotype that we just accept and. But it really points to that. Racism has been part of the growth model for many different brands attempt Layton tantalizing old plantation, saying forest today and to my mom. Yeah, one that fastnet good these days, if the folks who smiles at breakfast mostly, no never need no duct, so they are taking a risk. These companies that I'm encouraged by because for generations. Many people consume these brands accepting this negative racial stereotype. That has brought profits to the company's along with dropping the aunt Jemima name and logo for replacement by the fourth quarter of this year, Pepsico committed four hundred million dollars to support black communities and increased black representation at the global brand and we've seen many companies corporate America sort of putting out these statements about solidarity with black lives matter over the last couple of. Of Weeks, you described yourself as skeptical so I mean. Have you seen anything in recent days? That makes you think there are actually larger changes happening, but this more than lip-service yet. No, we've definitely reached a turning point. A significant percentage I want to say at least thirty something company of the Fortune One hundred essentially said they were going to invest or dispense. To address racial equity. I want them to when they release statements to have pictures of their board next to their statements to show the work that they need to do g days, island, the CEO and chairman of Tapestry, one of only four black fortune five hundred CEOS from where I said. You should see color. You should see differences because more importantly than statements more even more important, then contributing money to black lives matter. Is that what they're paying their employees, and what kind of benefits they have makeup retailer Sephora has joined the fifteen percent pledge, dedicating fifteen percent of shelf space to block of and businesses what I've seen in dealt with in terms of companies. It's a lack of promotion. Of. Black, employees despite productivity AH lack of investment into black communities remember a lot of companies essentially built models of extracting wealth without black layers. There would be no national fully I mean. It's amazing to look at the NFL as a brand how? Such a reversal they've made from. Essentially a backing down from essentially racist fans read the National Bowie leave. Mike lives matter to now taking a position where they're encouraging. Colin Cabinet to get in the League is not really lip service now. Nike. Nike's interesting. Don't become the best basketball player on the planet. Be Bigger than basketball. They had a pulse on America for quite a while, and you can argue that they understand the cut their customers have shifted, and because what is the difference between this moment and Ferguson or Rodney King, or any of these other moments where you know you saw statements, affirming communities of Color, and I'm sure all these corporations are operating out of the goodness of their hearts, but are there specific pressures that you see on their business models that they're also responding to? Companies better adapt to the changing demographics. It's well documented that the country will be minority white by twenty, forty, twenty fifty, and but in in cities and another parts of the countries. They've. Already minority, white, and so these companies essentially must. Serve a new customer base. I'm getting all these emails that say we stand with you. We support you, but it wasn't necessarily feeling that support as a black person or as a business owner, and so some of this is. Is really the yielding to the pressure. If they want to survive in over the next twenty years, they need to shift I. Mean Even the Civil Rights Movement did not yield a lot of corporate change. During the time there was certainly public policy shifts, but many of your companies that are now changing. Course now existed. During that time period, marriages thrive on Uncle Ben's right. There is a connection between criminal justice and Social Justice Economic Justice and if we really want to see all three advance, we need radical changes in each companies want to.

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"uncle ben" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

08:51 min | 1 year ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"It's a seismic shift for a more than century old brand with a controversial history today, the Pepsico unit that sells aunt Jemima products, says it's dropping the name and image that's long been used on its pancake mixes and syrups because of its origins in racist imagery of black people also today the Mars Company said it would change its uncle Ben's brand and Conagra said it's putting its Mrs Butterworth's brand under review. They're just some of the companies that are reexamining their histories, products and messaging amid nationwide calls for racial justice and Equality. Joining me now to discuss how big brands are responding or Wall Street Journal, business columnist John Stole and reporter Jennifer Maloney. So, let's start with the big decision today from Pepsico to retire. Aunt Jemima products. This is a huge change. The brand dates back to the late eighteen hundreds Jennifer. What's changed the company's opinion on using the imagery and the name here? What did you hear from Pepsi? They say that in the wake of the killing of George Floyd they recognize that and Jemima's origins are based on racial stereotype, and that while they have made changes over the years to update the brand in a manner that they said was intended to be appropriate and respectful that they now realizes that those changes aren't enough just to look back at the history of this brand. It dates back to eighteen eighty nine. It was inspired by popular song called Old Aunt. My that was typically performed in minstrel shows by a white man. Man in black face, and the creators of the pancake brand hired a former enslaved woman named Nancy Green to be the spokeswoman. She made her debut at a world's fair in Chicago in eighteen ninety three singing in telling stories and making pancakes outside booth, designed to look like giant flour barrel, and the packaging has featured an image of a black woman. Originally, she wore a head scarf the over the years. That image has evolved in thousand, nineteen, hundred nine. The company updated the imagery and replaced the headscarf with Pearl earrings analyst caller. And this isn't the only brand that's acted in recent years or even recent weeks at this point to remove offensive stereotypes, but this moment really feels like something of a sea change in the way, companies are thinking about an also responding more immediately to calls for Racial Justice John. Do you see an increase in responsiveness on the part of major companies in this particular moment? I think the era that we're in right now is kind of. Let's turn over the most obvious things that we can do it. My mind went to completely different. People grew, but you think about the Washington Redskins for instance I? I mean for years. There's been complaints about anti-obama for years. There's been complaints about the Washington redskins and it takes a moment like this for a company to say okay. We need to do the obvious thing that is right by our consumers and our employees. You know you have to remember like it's not just the the consumers and the shelves at stores that the PepsiCo executives or executives at other companies are worried about. They're worried about. Their employees are workforces their stockholders. There's a lot of constituents here that they have to think about before making a move in any other direction and I think. We learned a couple years ago when Nike took a proactive move and canceled a shoe that Colin Kaepernick said would potentially be offensive to the black community. It really was a line in the sand. Where I think the company said. Let's err on the side of caution. It is interesting to see. Not just PepsiCo, but other brands thinking about everything from the way that they advertise market to the way that they speak internally to employees to whether they're not. They're going to sell or buy facial recognition that could potentially be disadvantageous to certain racists. The Big Litmus test for me is whether or not or companies stopped doing stupid stuff. I mean it's amazing. How many companies just put their foot in it over and over again on issues that most most Americans would say that just was not a good. Add to even think about. Our ad got leaked. oops, you're like. Wait a minute. Greenlighted the idea in the first place, so you know I you've seen. Companies create chief diversity officers, the board of directors getting involved there will be an extra layer scrutiny for quite some time on every brand in existence, and then on top of that all of the initiatives going forward. Yeah and to that point, Jennifer. It seems that we are seeing an uptick in companies that are responding more immediately. We also heard from the company behind the Uncle Ben's brand today. Right Mars which makes uncle. Ben's Rice told The Wall Street Journal that it will change its ankle brand. It doesn't know exactly how or when, but they say that they're evaluating all possibilities, and they have committed to making a change. We also saw. Saw earlier this year that land lakes dropped the indigenous woman Mia. It had long featured on its packaging. The company said that that was meant to better reflect its culture. She had first appeared in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, eight, and kneeling in sort of stereotypical clothing and clutching Orlando Container, so we're seeing some of these iconic brands that sort of have drawn on racial stereotypes, really doing some soul-searching right now, I mean. When the NFL. Reverses Course on activities that for a long time it tried to stand at standard arm's length from like kneeling during the national anthem, and now has reversed course as aggressively as they have. It shows the force of the moment that we are in, and it also shows I think finally a level of recognition that a big part of the employee base in the NFL or a big part of the consumer base at Pepsi are not just black. They're also empathetic and agreeing with. The social progress that has kind of being signalled with the demonstrations with the constant drumbeat of black lives, matter or whatever other people group. Legitimately marginalized or offended by age old practices. And how big of a role is the public pressure playing here I mean not just demonstrators and. who are out in the streets, but also pressure for these companies from within from their own employees we've seen employees feel more empowered, and and far more bold to say what they feel. And to get the discussion from a discussion to actual action, I mean I think I've done interviews for twenty years about discussions. We've got to have a discussion. We've got a dialogue. We've got to get this out into the public. Square and I think people are saying. Hey, enough is enough. It's like we gotta do something. It's like when people complain. After a mass shooting about thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers are great, but they're not going to bring back my son or they're not gonna change this happening again. We need action and I think employees are starting to say. You can put the statement out. You can put the tweet out. You can change the your your your twitter profile whatever you WanNa do for a day or two, but what are going to be the steps to lasting and meaningful change. The employees are definitely starting to feel that way. Yeah, it also seems like there's a much bigger call to action. Now I mean I've spoken to co workers and friends about all the messages were getting via email from companies. You wouldn't think would normally weigh in on issues of racial justice, but. It seems like this is a time where people are saying. Need more than just words, so is what we're seeing from big brands enough. Well, this is what big companies across the United States and beyond are grappling with right now. Their own workforce's are demanding significant structural change. And so you see companies sort of racing, not just to put out statements to supporting black lives matter movement, but. To introduce new initiatives policies in terms of hiring in terms of charitable, giving in terms of you know trying to promote people of color up through the ranks of the organization diversify their boards, and I think we're going to see more as the days and weeks progress, but we already have seen a number of announcements from companies to pledging. Actions and and trying to put money where their mouth is.

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Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's, Rooted in Racist Imagery, to Change

WSJ What's News

08:51 min | 1 year ago

Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's, Rooted in Racist Imagery, to Change

"It's a seismic shift for a more than century old brand with a controversial history today, the Pepsico unit that sells aunt Jemima products, says it's dropping the name and image that's long been used on its pancake mixes and syrups because of its origins in racist imagery of black people also today the Mars Company said it would change its uncle Ben's brand and Conagra said it's putting its Mrs Butterworth's brand under review. They're just some of the companies that are reexamining their histories, products and messaging amid nationwide calls for racial justice and Equality. Joining me now to discuss how big brands are responding or Wall Street Journal, business columnist John Stole and reporter Jennifer Maloney. So, let's start with the big decision today from Pepsico to retire. Aunt Jemima products. This is a huge change. The brand dates back to the late eighteen hundreds Jennifer. What's changed the company's opinion on using the imagery and the name here? What did you hear from Pepsi? They say that in the wake of the killing of George Floyd they recognize that and Jemima's origins are based on racial stereotype, and that while they have made changes over the years to update the brand in a manner that they said was intended to be appropriate and respectful that they now realizes that those changes aren't enough just to look back at the history of this brand. It dates back to eighteen eighty nine. It was inspired by popular song called Old Aunt. My that was typically performed in minstrel shows by a white man. Man in black face, and the creators of the pancake brand hired a former enslaved woman named Nancy Green to be the spokeswoman. She made her debut at a world's fair in Chicago in eighteen ninety three singing in telling stories and making pancakes outside booth, designed to look like giant flour barrel, and the packaging has featured an image of a black woman. Originally, she wore a head scarf the over the years. That image has evolved in thousand, nineteen, hundred nine. The company updated the imagery and replaced the headscarf with Pearl earrings analyst caller. And this isn't the only brand that's acted in recent years or even recent weeks at this point to remove offensive stereotypes, but this moment really feels like something of a sea change in the way, companies are thinking about an also responding more immediately to calls for Racial Justice John. Do you see an increase in responsiveness on the part of major companies in this particular moment? I think the era that we're in right now is kind of. Let's turn over the most obvious things that we can do it. My mind went to completely different. People grew, but you think about the Washington Redskins for instance I? I mean for years. There's been complaints about anti-obama for years. There's been complaints about the Washington redskins and it takes a moment like this for a company to say okay. We need to do the obvious thing that is right by our consumers and our employees. You know you have to remember like it's not just the the consumers and the shelves at stores that the PepsiCo executives or executives at other companies are worried about. They're worried about. Their employees are workforces their stockholders. There's a lot of constituents here that they have to think about before making a move in any other direction and I think. We learned a couple years ago when Nike took a proactive move and canceled a shoe that Colin Kaepernick said would potentially be offensive to the black community. It really was a line in the sand. Where I think the company said. Let's err on the side of caution. It is interesting to see. Not just PepsiCo, but other brands thinking about everything from the way that they advertise market to the way that they speak internally to employees to whether they're not. They're going to sell or buy facial recognition that could potentially be disadvantageous to certain racists. The Big Litmus test for me is whether or not or companies stopped doing stupid stuff. I mean it's amazing. How many companies just put their foot in it over and over again on issues that most most Americans would say that just was not a good. Add to even think about. Our ad got leaked. oops, you're like. Wait a minute. Greenlighted the idea in the first place, so you know I you've seen. Companies create chief diversity officers, the board of directors getting involved there will be an extra layer scrutiny for quite some time on every brand in existence, and then on top of that all of the initiatives going forward. Yeah and to that point, Jennifer. It seems that we are seeing an uptick in companies that are responding more immediately. We also heard from the company behind the Uncle Ben's brand today. Right Mars which makes uncle. Ben's Rice told The Wall Street Journal that it will change its ankle brand. It doesn't know exactly how or when, but they say that they're evaluating all possibilities, and they have committed to making a change. We also saw. Saw earlier this year that land lakes dropped the indigenous woman Mia. It had long featured on its packaging. The company said that that was meant to better reflect its culture. She had first appeared in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, eight, and kneeling in sort of stereotypical clothing and clutching Orlando Container, so we're seeing some of these iconic brands that sort of have drawn on racial stereotypes, really doing some soul-searching right now, I mean. When the NFL. Reverses Course on activities that for a long time it tried to stand at standard arm's length from like kneeling during the national anthem, and now has reversed course as aggressively as they have. It shows the force of the moment that we are in, and it also shows I think finally a level of recognition that a big part of the employee base in the NFL or a big part of the consumer base at Pepsi are not just black. They're also empathetic and agreeing with. The social progress that has kind of being signalled with the demonstrations with the constant drumbeat of black lives, matter or whatever other people group. Legitimately marginalized or offended by age old practices. And how big of a role is the public pressure playing here I mean not just demonstrators and. who are out in the streets, but also pressure for these companies from within from their own employees we've seen employees feel more empowered, and and far more bold to say what they feel. And to get the discussion from a discussion to actual action, I mean I think I've done interviews for twenty years about discussions. We've got to have a discussion. We've got a dialogue. We've got to get this out into the public. Square and I think people are saying. Hey, enough is enough. It's like we gotta do something. It's like when people complain. After a mass shooting about thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers are great, but they're not going to bring back my son or they're not gonna change this happening again. We need action and I think employees are starting to say. You can put the statement out. You can put the tweet out. You can change the your your your twitter profile whatever you WanNa do for a day or two, but what are going to be the steps to lasting and meaningful change. The employees are definitely starting to feel that way. Yeah, it also seems like there's a much bigger call to action. Now I mean I've spoken to co workers and friends about all the messages were getting via email from companies. You wouldn't think would normally weigh in on issues of racial justice, but. It seems like this is a time where people are saying. Need more than just words, so is what we're seeing from big brands enough. Well, this is what big companies across the United States and beyond are grappling with right now. Their own workforce's are demanding significant structural change. And so you see companies sort of racing, not just to put out statements to supporting black lives matter movement, but. To introduce new initiatives policies in terms of hiring in terms of charitable, giving in terms of you know trying to promote people of color up through the ranks of the organization diversify their boards, and I think we're going to see more as the days and weeks progress, but we already have seen a number of announcements from companies to pledging. Actions and and trying to put money where their mouth is.

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Martini celebrates the festive season with a limited-edition Negroni chocolate collection created by Paul A. Young

Monocle 24: The Globalist

08:23 min | 1 year ago

Martini celebrates the festive season with a limited-edition Negroni chocolate collection created by Paul A. Young

"The beloved Italian Coktail Negroni is one hundred years old this year and the Shuki pull a young has been asked by Martini to concoct brand new chocolate to mark the occasion. Well Uncles Ben. Ryland sat down with Paula. littler Elliot to talk about the creative and practical processes of marrying chocolate with such such a famous drink. Plus they enjoyed a little bit of tasting along the way I have the great privilege of being approached by fantastic brands And a half to love the brand and all I have to love the product that the brand of created and for me it has to be natural. Ashby pure and ask interesting. And I've known the Martini brand for for decades. I remember adverts in the nineteen eighties with a particular on roller skates. trae Martini and the any time any place. Any were to have a Martini so so it was. It was always a happy memory for me. So when they approach and said we've got these new reserve special and brought on Rubino for Moose my East pricked up because I'm not a beer drinker. Call volume alcohol drinker. Let one night champagne and spirits. But I like Negroni old-fashioned says bitter sweet flavors because you can have them over ice on their own stop blending them and for me. Obviously I have to blend into the chocolate. So the challenge for me was taking the two commutes on brought her which is a a number color and the Rabin which is this ruby color from youth and taste them dilute pair them with chocolate. Let's try and find a combination that celebrates negroni because the centenary celebration of Negroni without the chocolate distorting the flavors and characters in the botanical in the two Moose but also the vermouth are very complex. And they've got that distinct bitter sweetness to they can easily distort the chocolate as well so it was actually an opportunity for me to work with them on getting that balance. Absolutely right Let's take quite a long time. We always think about the delicacies Kasese that can go with a glass of wine for example. What it it's fairly common knowledge that certain foods should go with a glass of wine? Don't sit down to a lovely gloss of red wine and then and and then tuck into a box of chips not good idea that we often don't think about that same sort of methodology when it comes to pairing something something we chocolate. How do you know what goes well with chocolate? It's a really good question in two parts to it. When I when I first started in chocolate a quite few years I would be guilty? If you've ever analyzing and I think it it's the way some people take chocolate which is if you're doing it professionally or academically you do have to have a process of pinpointing and finding all of us delicate compounds flavors and tastes to the point where you're deciding whether this chocolate is fine. Quality with beans have been fermented well of picked well or and so on and so you really digging in Bolt for me when it comes down to it. I have to take it back to base level when I smell it smell texture to like the taste from beginning middle and end and Roy after the after taste does it work with ingredients and now you get people who will say what wine and chocolate hard to pair. I find it very easy to pair. That's because I've tasted a lot of chocolate and a lot of wine and I can think about those flavors starting out and you taste piece of chocolate. How would you know which one to pick their hundreds if not thousands of them on the shelf to boy Oy? It's really difficult and all I say is by and tastes and eat what you like. Try It if you think it doesn't work. You're probably right because you own your tongue on your taste spots. And if it pairs well great. An I have always with all my tastings and events set to people if you prefer eating or milk white or dark chocolate with a cup of tea fantastic few think it works for you. It probably does but when it comes down to do you like if you do great no matter what anybody else says because you a half to want to eat again and again and again I'm almost runner of the cadbury cream egg at with the woman dipping hurt chips into a cream egg. Yeah well salty and sweet is massive business. The chocolate industry tree lady is not as crazy as she looked. She has no But I I do have a box of beautiful chocolates in front of me and you just pulled me a gloss of the move which was very kind of you for this time of day. A little SIP exactly Tell me tell me first. What vermouth measuring? This has gone brought us. This is the amber colored very light fresh smell wise. I've got fruit and it has to me sympathy botanical. Medicinal that's not meant to be a negative Tiv- term. I remember as a child having buttercup Syrup as a medicine and Dundee Line serapis kind of things those botanical can pass over very successfully into a Moose yes and drinks and this has that element of bitter sweet to it which if you think about bittersweet flavor dark chocolate is bittersweet already got a really good foundation and having having having a taste It's light on the tongue but the aftertaste is really really long It's beautiful sweet as well. But not over not overpowering only switch cleverly made it very sweet not overly sweet at the beginning and then this kind of botanical bitter dryness comes in the end and the chocolate made with it is the blue and gold marbled finish which represents the best colors on the buttocks. It's a beautiful bottle. Ferry Italian design obviously and sticking with Martini brand absolutely. I think if you are familiar with the Martini a line of Vermouth e you probably would be impressed by this particular RESERVA SPATULA pull. Educate me on how I should be eating the chocolates with the truth. We've had a drink of Mussa. Still got the flavor. There have a bite of one of the chocolates list. It's the blue and gold when it has a very soft center of white chocolate. We've got some Bombay Sapphire Gin. We've the VERMOUTH in there. Got Some Madagascans chocolate. which is thought delicate fruity chocolate? And very little else the predominant ingredient in that is the vermouth because I wanted that flavor to to last on the tongue. And it's it's a gorgeous balance. The dark chocolate is just bitter sweet enough like the vermouth. Once you've had the first bite and it's melted and swallowed. I have a bit more. Vermouth just passed me. A A glass of Rabin now I suppose that means that well to be polite I would have to try some of this. You would have to try that one as well this array of full of flavor for me I get kind of a smell of time leaves and herb Leary is very very very smooth. A little a bit Rich in feeling flavor and that's represented in the chocolate as well. We've got that lovely Madagascar chocolate again. But they could nash the filling inside. I just heavier more full needs a bit more impact. Bit more strength to it. So it doesn't get lost in the Renault so now that we've had some of the redeem we should be tasting some of the chocolate or I'd have made the chocolates a half dome a very smooth surface and a dark chocolate can inside Very very different indeed this one. Yeah very dock inside and a much more pungent hit it take. It took a long time to find the right chocolates to work with the to the most because Kosta so complex for example. If you choose orange which I love chocolate and orange you instantly got. I honestly know which chocolate to put with it to get that nostalgic fail. I love chocolate orange. What this it was? Try again try again try again. It's absolutely fantastic. The opportunity to have something that is quite unusual all to work with both familiar. It's funny how I haven't had either the Vermouth to start with but the familiarity and some of the botanical in. I don't know where that's from. I'm from my many years past of tasting and eating but there is something in them and all my team who tried to. There's something in recognized but I don't know what it is. I think a lot of people might say I've I've never had vermouth on its own. I've had a Martini Shaken oster Martini or I've had it as a mix of had it in an aground. Have I had it with chocolate would would I tried it if it wasn't in the chocolate maybe not so my job and my responsibility is just to inspire people to try something different. Because that's what I've had the opportunity. It's due to create the chocolates. I think you've done very well. Thank you so much. That was really

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"He is crazy and that he is stocking now at the most random times, but he's then obstensibly rewarded for doing? So because he held us Mel and a time of need and she then realizes that. Oh, you know, what I should rather than I can't do this case and chief and she said the beginning she's only ten weeks pregnant, which is like ju of me nuts about this runner. Is that then turns incredibly smug against Melanie when she filing nudges like, you know, what you're right. I should rest. I need to take some time and Lindsay's response to the whole thing was just so smug. And I was like, maybe if it would have come later in the pregnancy, yet late second trimester that would have made so much more sense. But she's like a couple of months pregnant. Let's calm the fuck down one with Michael to it was really creepy that he's stalking her. He just appears. But why doesn't he just offer to help like pick up the grocery? Can I like that would? No. But Michael has got to go the child ish way because he's a child still the agreed to let him be the sperm donor. And I still don't understand that most. You'll see of when we go through a recap that when I posted that whole a lot of people creed that that was not the right way. We get some backstory on W here that I liked where she's telling Michael about being pregnant at seventeen and working on stop until Michael popped out of her womb. But I thought that this was a great moment that would have been nice to hear about Michael's drag Queen father something I would've loved to seem to be again. Yeah. It's it's just never mentioned bringing Gary beach back for a day. Yeah. Go talk to your father about this Michael so hits and misses for this episode. What's your hit? My hit was the come spit take. I was such a funky fan of that moment because one highly unexpected, and I think the imagery was incredibly striking and really sets up the journey that just goes on and how activated he was to fight against Stockwell. When you message me about that. I think the message was something like what do you think of a Jif of the come spit, and I hadn't watched the episode yet. And And you're you're like like what what the? the fuck. Are. You talking about was like. So does at this moment at the top of the episode were just Justin is taking Brian's load and spitting space. Sorry. His face was just on a poster he wasn't like there with that's too bad that what about hot? So my hit was Ben in hunter. I thought this was some great writing and in unexpected story, and I like the seriousness of it. My miss just miserable. The whole Mel storyline. It just it made me angry. Everyone was using this pregnancy against Mel. And I think it really diminishes what it's possible for a woman who is pregnant to continue to raise a family to continue to work. It's possible people. Do it all the time that it took such an attitude against Mel as she sort of cowers and defeat with it that it was completely turned the off. My miss was a little bit of an overarching one of what you said, it's Michael overreacting to basically everything in In this episode. this episode. I e overreacts Melanie, then Ben and then completely does a u turn on both all within one episode. We need to see more. Pas -ality. Yeah. Michael, otherwise, he just comes across as a lunatic. So that was a mess for me. This has been ten of season three in it's called Ben next time stock will meets the gay community, which doesn't go. Well, Brian is fired from the company Ted's drug use escalates. Ben and Michael hunter that he is HIV positive that will be episode eleven of season three, and it's called host or may lead to the truth. And remember, we're on Twitter and Instagram at still query F, and you can find us on Facebook and continue the discussion at still queerest fo-..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:08 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"And it's really funny because I was thinking about his introduction of this episode two. The fosters created by Peter page because it explores the idea of an older orphan, and the effect of that has on some who doesn't have their parents, but is older that and I liked the point size like they want some cute three year olds. They're not gonna want me sixteen year old hard edged kid who has been selling his body for money. And I wondered if that was a little bit of an inspiration for Peter page on the fosters because some of the kids that are on that show, go through very tough life lessons. Michael's anger about Ben being a good person and taking pity on. Hunter keeps pissing me off ABSA fucking lately. He. Hippie. He's like a little dog. Like you can't be bothered to help him. He's going to take advantage of you say some of the words that he was using with Ben I didn't like it all so let's with the billing info that told them I put for how much is it a couple thousand a couple of thousand you out of your mind. Why you they think that I'm his uncle? And what did they think that because I said, so Michael if I hadn't they would've put them in some God awful county facility. I don't wanna hear about it. This kid is not your responsibility. It wasn't trouble. He needed help. And there you were charging to the rescue. Well, you're going to go back down there and tell them the truth, and they're gonna call family services or whoever the fuck because we're not getting involved. Not do I make myself. Understood who the fuck do you think you are? That Ben just goes ahead and does it. Anyway, we'll he's going to the hospital to come clean about not being hunters and to try and get out of actually being responsible for him. But then the news comes that hunter is HIV positive, and that affects Ben in such a way that that's all he has to say to Michael and Michael thank God. Shut his fucking mouth and sorry to apologize in right away. I thought that was just bad storytelling, though. I mean, he I mean he turns on a dime. Very very very quickly. And it would have liked to for Ben to have stuck it to Michael a little more because as much as I hated Michael Biehn Yippee. I I just wish that he would have gotten more Yippee with Ben. Even more reason why we can't take. To have that kind of wedge would have been a little more. Their own relationship at risk in taking on this protector. Yeah. And said it makes Michael put the tail between his legs. And he he turns down real quickly. I liked that Ben was just taking this risk though. Because he was putting his relationship with Michael at risk. So that was decent writing post off this big obstacle to Ben getting involved, and he has to solve it. It's not one of these dog bones that so often get thrown out the characters and there's no consequence or there's no obstruction in their way to doing it. They just accomplish it by the end of the episode, right? This one actually had some real live obstacles, even though Michaels. Obstacle was kind of like shut up, Michael. Which is what I say about after time with Michael there's great treatment of Ben struggling to figure out how to tell hunter. Then he's positive it. There's some mature writing. There are. No right words to take away. The one losin every kid is titled to. His inconceivability. I like, the mini cliffhanger. We're bene- Michael go to the hospital to tell him and he's gone. Yes. And they don't know what to do with it. It makes me actually worry for hunter. There was one other runner in this episode. And I called it likes and Mike. It wasn't surprising to me that Michael was overreacting to Melanie. And the fetus. Insane. But I thought the writing tracked while here that was what we would expect from Michael. So for once I thought the writing staff had a little bit of rear view mirror about who Michael is and why he acts the way he does. No, I will go with you on that. But what then turn me off to the whole thing is that we acknowledged that..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"I'm a scholar gentleman and a scholar, and there was something about that shot where it shows Ted giving into the orgy and that the ear nose and throat doctor that he met at the vending machine is overlooking not participating but observing. Oh, yeah. He's the devil on his shoulder. Literally, the devil in disguise, and I. They told you about this. Metric it reminded me very much the spirit. You're not going to talk about that again mares listeners if you have not seen this remake us spirit. I can't stop thinking about it. I think it's fascinating. But yes, it felt very much. Like, this is a man who I've gained another victim into this very dangerous world, and he's giving into it. I was that's what was very chilling to me what I liked about this scene is that it really reinforced that old notion that free is the most expensive he gets it for free, and it ends up being the single most expensive mistake of his life had far eclipses the porn company and Eddie because the final straw for Ted to give in to this doctor was makes everything beautiful. Do you want to be beautiful? And that's what pushes Ted do it. It's I've been trying to unpack. What exactly that means for Ted? Those those words that's that's why I think the. He was written and shot as going down this downward spiral into nothingness. I think the season three writers in general needed to take them all the way down to the bottom to where he had nowhere else to go. So this turned into a well might as well moment that had major reprecussions in the next several episodes and even throughout the rest of the series. You have to bring somebody down in order to get them into these states of being able to save themselves, and here, it was a kind of a little awkward journey for Ted. But I liked it. And I liked the absolute wreck that he was the next morning when sunglasses and and the eating the Donut. How good Emma have no earthly idea of what he was on. Or what he was coming. Yeah. I at first I thought is taken to play this up. Like, oh, I enjoyed myself. A little too much. I love to drink, and I'm hung over something like that. Somebody hid Emma with the stupid. Stick. Feel like is a little more savvy to understand he knows a tweaker when he sees one. And there's also starts as being, and this is something that I think the series is still makes it's still prevalent is the heavy drug use that still exists in the gay community. Especially crystal like, we see all the time party in play PNP on all these different skiing listeners if you see anything like that don't go anywhere near it. Me when I say like you, and I can speak from experience. You know, when you realize oh, God, I'm with someone who is on drugs run for the. Get out of this leave immediately. Yes. Draw you back to that party that Justin went to. Yeah. And you disagreed with me at the time. But you just made my point for me just a season later when you see somebody that's on drugs, and they wanna hook up with you or you see people on drugs hooking up run runaway. Now, how we yes, we do. Get those called on drugs off our lawn. So if I say, I'm not looking forward to Ted's path for the rest of the season. Does is where things get real sad for me still queerest vote. One of the runners in the story was Ben in hunter with Michael has spring character. I like the story I think that Robert Gant and Harris Allen actually have some decent acting chemistry with each other. They they just play off each other really nicely. I'm a huge fan of the hunter's story land. You're not really you think this is where the show really jumps the shark, but I like the introduction of his character in the sense that is shakes things up a little bit. Because it's also one of the characters that we get to see around for a long time. Everybody else we get introduced to sort of plays their part in lease. And I always feel it's very abrupt here in Philly. We get an opportunity to see develop. Hunter reminds me of degrassi character, his cute flawed, tortured, but we still root for him..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:53 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"And maybe that's like a twenty eighteen view of this where if you ran a porn company, and you had unknowingly and underage employees. You think anybody would really care these days? Yeah. Especially if you've been acquitted or you've been you've adjudicated get. Yeah. You've gone through it you pay your desire, we moved on. But if you like what Hiram right? That's yes. I mean, I'm surprised that another company well as exam own I feel like they probably would have Z black banned from these probably blackballed. I would've thought that Melanie would have had a job as keeper at the offer as she is law and partner at law. She has lots of contacts slots would have come up for him at this point. I it it's getting to the point where they're trying to just put Ted in the dumps. So he can then make choices. So we know that Emmett is offering to take Ted to the country for the weekend a weekend the country like like the song in a little night music. Let's go to Dr David Cameron's abandoned cabin. See moved away. I thought he sold it. But maybe it's just collecting cobwebs. We see that Tenet was going through his emails, and he deletes a message from some invite to a sex party at the paradise motel. And he makes you know, some snide comments about what goes on there and cries, Pittsburgh's hottest sex safe, sex pigs. He's a suck pig though. Not a sex pig. Yes. Maybe and yes, I think maybe that's why he got miss invited. But Emmett wants him to go to this weekend in the country. And then it gets jobs. So it wasn't to go by himself and just sort of regroup relax not have to worry about anything that wasn't bad choice on them. It's part. You can't send somebody in Ted state off alone into the country. Yeah. That was a little. He and he go as he's as Ted is going. He comes across by chance the paradise motel. And so Ted takes this moment to drive in. He's going to get a room, but he just stays in his room for a while. He goes to get ice. And that's where he's somehow turns the corner to the sex rooms, I guess they're on their own floors. I well, actually I wanted to comment on this. Yes. The interesting thing about Ted is that as he's making his way through this episode. Everything is gained slower and slower and slower he's becoming more deliberate. He's speaking slowly he's looking around. Slowly, he's speaking in a tone that we've never heard before because without aim in his life. The world is in slow motion around him and that contrasted perfectly with the hyper fast world of crystal meth that he had just walked in. Into. So is really really good storytelling there that everything is just kind of going. Around a month to this. It's a very interesting observation now makes you want to go back and watch the episode or at least watch those moments with events sex scenes that walking past were like in slow synchronizes women motion. And we see that all the doors are open. Yeah. Like the dangerous field that motel. Yeah. But and this is what I think the episode does a really great job of is showing how unin Tyson? It looks to be on hard drugs. We'll have having anonymous sex they'll grimy walking past all those rooms in. I thought the environment was grimy at this point Ted's fully clothed everyone else's in tolls. So. Everything's. Fucking beautiful. And then at that, I have crystal all the colors become saturated. Yes, it was it was literally shot of euphoria Ted becomes like sexually attractive. He's desired by everyone. The pace picks up to faster than real speed. It was just really nicely shot and directed I didn't see the grime other than the venue right now that and that's what I'm talking about. Then you got better the moment that he did. Yeah. He's in a drug induced was doing was he snorting Chris storing cocaine crystal, oh, I thought that was cocaine. They introduced it as crystal. Okay. Then I got a little confused in the drug situation. 'cause like when he's at the hostel Boehner cocaine limp for future reference. I read about this. I was going to say I've never done these drugs. So I would not know Patrick..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"Still. So we get a bit of a ruckus when it comes to Ted trying to make his way to the social Jim as the rest of the group is discussing what's going on in terms of businesses closing add on liberty avenue. We hear Ted in a very heated discussion with the desk attendant. Please. I am I want to see the fucking manager. Now now, hey what what's wrong? We got an insufficient funds notice from the Bank when we tried to Bill as account. That's bullshit. I'm sure it's just a mix up. We will get you. I guess membership for what come in here for nine. Nine years. Respect. Doing your memory. Thai baht. Honey, you should see the carnage. When yoga sells out I feel like are we starting to finally get a somewhat of a stronger timeline when it comes to how long this group has been here, or do you think that was just an arbitrary nine years to show how long he's been going to I can figure out some of that because we know Brian and Michael went to OMB entry school together. Right. They grew up together knew that Emmett came in from his all Mississippi in as early. And that any any met Godiva, right? And that's how he got his introduction to liberty avenue. We should try to put together a real time. Yes. I feel like we're finally getting the pieces that we all because like we also know Brian and Lindsay's history. And so she ties herself. There we go all the way back to Debbie when she was seventeen with Gary beach, the drag Queen. Yes, what was the drag queens name? The Vena damore. Thank you. It's double d. Yes. So Ted, then storms out because obviously he's embarrassed and leaves Emmett to sort of make an apology to the desk attendant, and I love what the dusk attended says that this moment. Honey, you should see the carnage. When yoga sells out I've actually seen that in action at my social that's isn't yoga is supposed to be relaxing. I I don't like the yoga crowd at my gym. Ooh, they're just really snippy. They always tend to be finishing up their class as I'm arriving at the gym. They all come down into the locker room with their yoga mats. They're just not having it apparently. The spinning class people are much more interesting that come down exhausted. They just wanna like, relax and leave. Have you ever taken a spin class? Yeah. I love it. I hated. I'm a fan. I'm a fan of it. Like, I really actually get a workout when we're going to have to revisit that and a little little while in like a year when we get to the liberty ride. Yes. So still no job for Ted. No. And this downward spiral begin. Well, it is. I mean, it has been beginning. And it's an oddly traditional thing in in this storyline that I've been trying to figure out we have Emmett who is being very successful as a party planner. He's very good at it. He's getting all these higher profile clients who want him to do their parties for them, which is great and considering how much love Ted has for 'em it and Embiid has for Ted. I'm trying to figure out this effect is having on Ted that he's not the main breadwinner. And then like you almost feels like less of a man in that he's not the one who is being the provider. But now, it's it. So I was wondering could you break down. Do you have any thoughts on why it's having such an adverse effect on Ted that he can't be the one who's? I had some issues with the accelerating pace of this. And we're left to think that it's only about money. So it works with the overall story arc because if Ted had turned into a crystal Queen overnight, it just wouldn't have worked. It's just a little unbelievable that he can't find work of any kind whatsoever. Get because I feel like the tabloid headlines of why he had been arrested so to have dissipated. Yeah..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:47 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"All of our social media's to our listeners can see what I'm talking about proposal. This is this is a proposal this like Melania's law. Ted is accounted like it cracks me up. But I love the fact that you point out the stock well almost like Hitler coming into the room because that's how he's getting compared. And then I found it very strong connection to our current political situations. Yes. Pretty close to home with some language that was being used in two thousand three it was hyperbolic, then now it's real it's like this is happening. The fact that there's a literal Nazi comparison to what Stockwell is doing to. Three were like, okay. That's a bit much who were like holy shit. Yeah. Twenty eighteen or we are we're losing our minds going. Yeah. That that's the thing that is happening right now, we relate to the story very much. So that's part of our mantras. Does this show? Hold up. Yes. And and that's fine. It shouldn't. But it is right now it didn't take long for Brian to catch. Justin in the act. Ryan does have a point about this inherent conflict of interest involved in having stock was a client and Justin the intern running this insurgency campaign out of the same office using their copiers. No less. Yeah. So he he had a point Stockwell is a homophobic. He's a fascist, and he said threat to everything and everyone we know just because you don't think so what I think I don't give a shit about Stockwell. But you're not just fucking with him. You're fucking with me. It's my business. I get the hell outta here. I thought in option here for post off would have been to say you can't do this year. But here's one hundred dollars. Go to kinko's. Yes. Do anything could have something to a least not make it so obvious that the ad agency could be implicated because if a single poster was left there and stock who comes that office frequently finds it. I don't think Brian was entirely one over at this point which note on the moment where he does get one over. There's something here that I thought was really really bizarre, which is when the gay and lesbian center endorses Stockwell that just seemed like a stretched me because it's based solely on cleaning up liberty avenue, but it's hard to believe that any LGBTQ et cetera organization would ever get anywhere near something. Like that. I get what you're saying. But this was at a point where we were in this effort to try and be more palatable to the straight community. So I mean, we saw in the way they were supporting Howard bellwether because they thought he was someone who railed against all of the quote, unquote, stereotypes of the promiscuity of the gay community. And then we find him in a Bareback party. Share? And so to me and made a lot of sense that there would be these groups who want to show like look, we can be just as wholesome and family oriented as as a gay community, and you don't have to fear us. But that's the one thing that Brian has always been so vocally against. So I think that really stuck in his crowd when he said when Stockwell said tennis USA, Brian space, going fucker. I know her I know her there's a weak tie up to this arc where Brian can't get into the back room. So he goes in search of Justin helps them put up Stockwell posters. I can't fuck in the back room at Babylon. Now, I math. Where's justin? What I'm going to help him put up these posts that just makes Brian look like such an as he can't put his dick somewhere in public. So now, he's mad is a quick note about the music in this scene and the music that played over the credits. It was song. Call walk. On thin ice by Yoko Ono. So most of her music is basically unlistenable their art pieces. It's it's an installation, but for the past decade deejays. Remixing for songs, and she's actually had a string of super popular charting dance songs for the past ten years. And it was just great to see one in in. Chris folk this one was remixed by Danny Tenaglia. Still queerest vote. Itchy here. Sure. To subscribe, invade us on I tunes like those five star still..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"Everyone has spent their night in some way at Babylon. There's only one late night bar there. I guess and. Yeah. And once you leave that bar, you decide to either go home with someone or you go to the best. But but I understand his point. I think you need he's trying to speak a little bit hyperbole to maybe crack through Brian. Well, here's Emmett's hyperbolic statement. And then includes all right to fuck where we want is that actually a right? Just like no on the sidewalk or so. I mean, what sotos hyperbolic in the in? These two cases it seem like post off was trying to bit too hard to state the impact of stockwell's actions. Which by the way, how does the police chiefs shutdown bath houses? Anyway, that's like the health department or something, right? This is the this is the thing with this series where they're like, well, we need to place it in the hands of someone and we have this tagging. And so it has to be his fault. They were consistent because they do position it as a police state. So I mean, we spend right because I mean, we see we see in that region that interaction that just Bryant have with the police officer who has to see Justin's ide-. And this thing he isn't lying about his age. His nineteen. And the way the police officer just says party's over and just Chuck's the idea, Justin and walks away. You can tell that there is animosity between the two communities, and Brian sort of brushing it off here. Here's something interesting, though is Ed Babylon apparently is capitalizing on the increased police presence by having uniform night. Yes. As like that's very either either. They're doing it as a fuck you or no I feel like I can give them credit. Well, I kinda thought. Okay us policemen. Dancing in sequence during a routine. Yes, it was. It was right. The police state to reinforce that. Liberty avenue has become police state. Yeah. It was it was an image a little on the nose. Yeah. But it was it was at that. Same dance party that some shirtless man approaches both Brian and Justin. Arrest drugs. Better idea. Why don't we go to the back room and play good? Cock bad cop. We was it actually an undercover police officer because they set that up. So the camera can follow this guy who clearly makes a path to Brian then watch it was real. He would have pulled out a badge like they did. And what he's yeah. Okay. Because because then he just he might plain uniform night. Okay. Maybe. Yeah. Because he just gave up real easily. And I think it was a little it was a little muddled for me. I kind of glossed over that. Because I don't know it just. I'm like uniform night what? And. It was just kind of weird. It was more interested though, in that Justin left so post office trying to build up some suspense in the story. Justin takes off because he had to take care of something. We don't know what. But I like the mystery theme. But then he blew it. Two minutes later by showing Justin an action putting up the posters. We've been. No, okay. Just in his the one point with the posters like. No builds up to this mystery. Well, it shifted it to us knowing but not the other characters knowing so it wasn't all that bad. I always like those things where we know something that they don't know. Don't you think it was a little obvious? Yeah. Because right away one from Brian tells us that he's an inkling about who's drying, these he knows Justin's drawing style Inc. Yes. Inkling, meaning it's Brian picks up on it in the first two minutes. Yeah. Exactly. I wish that that mystery would've gone a little bit further later on Justin comes face to face with Stockwell and that conference room schilling before we break down. What goes on? Did you notice I notice this little prompting that cracks me up as just in his handing out all of the proposals and boulders for the table. He opens up one of them, and you can see inside. There's a piece of paper. It's as in bold letters proposal. Okay. Bad prop moment, we missed cues. It was a moment that I think just still having to just make it into the frame. And I it's not stop laughing looking at it. Once you find a still frame of that. And we'll I'll be sharing that on on..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

04:43 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"It just has its address. Right. And we all know you can the upstairs windows the third floor windows. You can see that. There's a gym up there. Yes. Jim my note that I wrote down. It's so funny that you mention this is Chicago's rather blessed to have a pretty upscale bath house called St. Mark's he s were open to show sponsors, by the way. And seem works is it chain. So you can find a local steam works in any major metropolitan city, but we have we also have had our CD bath houses man's country. May it rest in peace was was just that that actually did have a small marquee. But from what I've been told is was they a place that Kintu liberty baths. It's been replaced by a million dollar condos now. Yes, tear the building down. Did you know that man's country was almost my backyard? When I was thirteen for condos landed on one. That was amazing. I was super interested in getting it. And they told me like, oh, yeah. Over there is man's country. And I just laughed. I was like. Backdoor. I was like is does you d me that my backyard is now a private entrance. Elliot blow jobs are fun. Yes. I'm a fan Justin as blowing Brian and catches his load. And I thought he held that loden his mouth for an unusually long amount of time and then spat it out on a Stockwell poster. My John dropped when that happened because I saw him clearly Brian has come and Justin. He has that loan in his mouth. And I'm like, what is he going to do is he gonna do like some thumb swapping. Are we going to hear huge gulp just O'Brien here? What's going to happen? And he comes up very slowly takes a slight look at the left and just. This giant load all over the poster. Not just made. That's what it was. That's what it was. And I was just like ended up as I kind of wish it was a bigger load though. They look kind of it will a little watered down the live and everything, but something tells me was pretty hefty for it to show up on the poster the way it did. But I also thought like what an incredibly strong image to have this low that came from a game, man employees and another gay man in a dark alley to land on stock Will's face. I like the metaphor. But then I also thinking why is this stock Stockwell poster in the dark alley? What is Stockwell boo? Yes. I mean, again, we have dogs and over numerous episodes about the homo eroticism that exists between stock while, I'm Brian. And again, I am waiting on the moment that stock all just Benz the fuck over could've brought that character back like way down the yes. Yes. And he's and he's in the liberty Baz, just take the priest. Yeah. That's still hot. I think we here for the first time in this episode that Brian has had and STI along last night was such a lovely thing decide. Decide. I should been there. Build the capacity was the enticement for airline miles per cock. You saw there's nowhere else to go stock both closed down the street and you've powered into do it. Frankly, he's doing us a favor. The gravel pit was always a the thing ever picked up. There was a case of crabs. I don't think that we've ever known that before. Well because because you Michael had. Yes. Crabs at the white party. So Michael and Brian both had crabs. So we need to keep a running list of the is that the gang gets. Okay. So we know Michael crabs crabs Brian crabs hunter HIV Ben HIV, Vic HIV. Yup. Don't think we've heard from 'em night yet. Ted had an HIV scare. That's right. He's not actually caught anything yet case. Let's go. So to crabs. There's some comments from Ben. And Emmett that struck me as a little bit hyperbolic. So here's bans that's not the point a world taken winters, then stop being a drama Queen Benz not in that world so much not as much not anymore, but he was talking, but he was talking about how we're they used to have a an entire street that was dedicated to just their community has dwindled and dwindled and dwindled and dwindled to wear Babylon is at capacity, and I'm like of all I feel like it's always been kind of capacity..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

Still Queer as Folk

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Still Queer as Folk

"Patrick ramble Dominquez, please put subscribe. So you don't miss any of our episodes. And if you like our show, a five star rating really helps us out a lot and helps more people find our show makes you continue the discussion with us in all of our social media platforms at still query f-, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is called uncle Ben is episode ten of season three there's only four episodes left in season three, and I can't wait to get to the end of this train wreck of a season trainwreck. I talked about that in the last episode where the writing in this one resembles the writing in season one, but less interesting. Oh, because you really think this show starts to jump the shark, especially when one hunter enters the picture. Yeah. Well, we will continue on because I'm actually kind of a fan of hunter. So hunt her. Her last uncle Ben first aired in the US on may eighteenth two thousand three alkyl Ben was directed by Kevin inch. He directed eight episodes of queer as folk and this is his fifth also need to mention that he directed eleven up zones of one of my favorite shows Beverly Hills nine O two now, and we're talking about the original nine hundred two one. Yes. And to be clear, I only really liked the first three year four seasons after they like grew up and went to college. It was more like Melrose place being twenty five year olds in high school. You're more fan of that than when they thirty five in college got Cowan Lippman wrote the story as they didn't every episode this season and Sean post off wrote the Tele play here's what happened in Ben from queer as folk the book bath houses are closed up and down the avenue. Ah Stockwell gets the endorsement of the fine upstanding, gay community members Michael is overwhelmingly concerned about melanie's health since she's carrying his child. I would say obsessed. Ted goes away for a weekend in the country, but detours at the paradise motel for a drug filled sex party. I love that it's a motel. Motel. Yes, Ben takes pity on hustler hunter. And is about to give up when he finds out that the kid is HIV positive the back room at Babylon closes pushing Justin to start an anti stock wall. Poster campaign little ordered there. Yes. The little inaccurate. He didn't do anything because the backroom was closed. No Brian did. But yeah, it took the backroom of babble on for Brian to care. Uncle bound has an IMDB viewer rating of eight point six that's the second highest rating amongst season, three episodes. I was optimistic going into this episode. And I'm curious to hear what you thought of it. Because earlier today you asked me if it would be acceptable to make Jeff of Justin's come spit is his come spit take. And later on in this episode. We have a new feature in its listener voicemail questions. So stick around for it. I gave the a story to Brian and Justin this episode is one of the first in a while that had the ABMC stories mapped, according to people. I think the last episode was mapped, according to an issue. Yes, we had we I mean in you..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Open Floor

Open Floor

04:16 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Open Floor

"Spilling wine on your mom's white dress. He's antagonizing uncle Ben Simmons. I mean, this is not happy with what you've created. Here. This world we have. I don't know. I do like that your wife's name is Alice, by the way, because this is very like Allison wonderland, alternate reality, metaphors, it just fits and. Yes. Frigging my wife into the pond turning Merckel Foltz into a desperate spinster. Great work for you. Or the last couple of weeks. We'll close out with a celebrity listener Mike Trudell who says two questions, please number one for sharp Gulliver knows the question. You can't be tipped off. And number two for Gulliver if you could construct any LEGO figure without instructions, what would it be how many pieces how tall where would you locate it and first of all I love for Mike Trudell, the number one Lakers reporter and your new roommate at sale center. First of all, Mike was very offended. You didn't include this on last week the last episode? So we have carried this over to make sure we can appease our our celebrity contingent. His question for you is very simple. We got into a heated discussion about hip hop as we all do. And he wants to know what is the recipe for a two pox occur. Thug. Passion. Do you know it off the top of your head? Wow. A deep cut back to like nineteen ninety four. I. And let me as you think the reason why we discussing it was sort of an age related question. He's a couple of years older that bam and he's got that song memorized by heart. I was able to answer the question, but we were wondering if the age gap towards people maybe a couple years younger who weren't bumping to pock in middle school because they were in elementary school. Maybe that would sort of change or warp your experience with two-pack. Do you have an I have some thoughts. First of all, you're right that there was an age gap there. I had a to pox CD when I was in I believe fifth grade or sixth grade. Oh that explains so much. You can't I was playing in my bedroom. One day when my mom walked in during the song hit him up and issue see walked right over to the CD player and took out the CD and. Took it out to the driveway and drove over the CD with her car. So that was my first to pock experience. And of course, off of that I fell in love it was like to FOX new favorite rapper. Sorry. Mom, terrible Parenti stress really classic case of one zero one reverse psychology back taking from my mom to answer mice question, though. So when I started to get into like high school me, and my friends would drink hypnotic and Hennessey which was called the incredible hulk. And so that was like two thousand two thousand one two thousand two time in terms of like where hip hop was thug passion. I have no idea. My guess would be that it has alezais in it. But I have no idea you got at one dollars A1. park. Dawn, look we endorse underage drinking under any circumstances. Can't believe you which is casual. Flip at around. Very georgetown. God don't put that on me. In terms of his other question. The best Legos structure, I will say I was incredibly inspired by seeing the gigantic while Noma falls LEGO construction. They've got it the PD Erica was something like eighty thousand bricks. It was like eight feet tall. This really allowed me to kind of take my dreams to the next level. In terms of how big things could be because I've got a Big Ben that's like two feet tall. Right. But now I'm thinking we can go larger like we could get a LEGO structure that could be maybe as big as dresser..

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"And was uncle ben is and his his agents frankel and somebody that people who are working with him on and that i think is where the real question and answer thing that still has to be resolved is you know could pop take quite leonard out to dinner and order bottle read or whatever they want to order and probably really fattening food and you know some nice like fettuccini alfredo or whatever they like to eat right and and wine indictments do you think get back on the same page 'cause i think they have a decent relationship they can save stayed in touch they check in with each other but i don't know that they've necessarily man gone out to dinner and said what's going on what do you think and you know if that if that meeting takes place alone where it's just pop quiet i think it'll go one way if it takes place where his uncle insists on being there might go another way the dynamic grow ramona of that situation can be different depending on how you are as person so when you look at that if decides he wants one thing but his team definitely want something else who wins in that conversation in your mind yeah yeah and i think that's a really big question because you know look we're all we're all grownups right like yes there you have an agent i haven't aged we all day said you have an agent right we know you call the shots your age agent do your thing and his thing and they they negotiate for you but you're you're the one who's supposed to be telling them what you want right you might disagree but generally speaking if you disagree on something like client wins your your career your life.

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"uncle ben" Discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"uncle ben" Discussed on Double Toasted

"We're going to do it almost an order but then we're gonna break away a little bit because this is ordered story yes as and the thing is about this is that so when these superheroes the soup that with these superhero movies especially like the first in a supposed series now i can't imagine they wanted to make a full series of this but as they did with superman you know the first one was success and they end up making five more so it wasn't out of the picture to make series but you have to tell the origin story of the character at hand you gotta know even though everyone knows captain america is you got to understand that okay you know i want to know who this person is and i want you to show me a story about who this person is and what he's going to become an a lot of people nowadays have a problem seeing origin stories because we've seen so god damn many lately i know a lot of people were like if i have to see fucking uncle ben or the wayne's die one more time i sort a gut and for me as much as that has happened in recent years it doesn't bother me as much i i can watch the wayne's get shot a bunch of times because it's a conceptual thing where it's like you know what i like to see how people interpreted are like to see how people kind of go with okay this is the story but how can we shifted how can we change it like watching ben heavy superman versus the the original batman eighty nine zero seeing how they played out who did it and how they did it say thing with uncle ben and all those things like okay interesting enough for me i like seeing interpretations that way but for me gearing up to see this origin story here i was like all right let me see what this is about captain america i know.

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