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Gun Confiscation in Biden's America: Will You Be on the List?
"Who have 100 ,000 followers. I'm not even mentioning their names, but just imagine for a second you garner 50 thousand followers. You're Joe Smith. You've got a regular job, living a decent life with your two kids and the dog, whatever it may be. And all of a sudden you start posting about and Biden wins, God forbid, in 2024, you start posting about Hunter Biden's crack problems and his paintings and money laundering. Oh, next thing you know, look, you get a knock at the door. We'd like to talk to you about these Twitter posts, by the way. You have a gun, son of your business. Well, actually it is our business. You have a gun. We'd like to see that. Next thing you know, you get some kind of flag red against you. Your guns are confiscated. look, Oh, they find a gun in your house and all of a sudden they make up some phantom menacing thing. Oh, he lunged for it. Meanwhile, you were seven rooms away while they're in your house. This is what worries me. They will use the gun list as a way to target their political opponents. Not that they're going to confiscate every gun. There's no way. They have no chance. But how would they do that, folks? And now let's play a little interactive game. But, Dan, I've listened to your show before. It's illegal for the federal government to create Yes, correct. It's also illegal for the federal government to use tax dollars to pay off people's student loans. But they do that. There's always a workaround for tyrants. And the workaround for the tyrants is the background check system. The federal government wants to desperately compile a list of everybody that's gone through a background check for a firearm. So they have a list of every firearm and who bought it. The problem, ladies and gentlemen, is the mandatory background check is only for sales from FFLs. It's not for private. So Mike if or I were to give away a firearm to, say, our daughters or sons, and they're not prohibited possessors, the government son of the government's business, your gun, you can give it to whoever you want, as long as it's the law. They want
Why Is Semafor's Ben Smith Slobbering All Over Nikki Haley?
"Of course attacked my stepson and me because he works with DeSantis which the world whole knows but apparently they didn't but I make my own decisions I decide what I'm going to do you have adult children don't do what they want to do and that's okay you know I'm just thankful we don't have any kids that support Bernie Sanders you many callers come here and correctly say my god I've lost this kid didn't lost any of our four let me go on operations were initially supported stick me with you'll see how this works by twenty five million investment funding as well as revenue generated from advertising in person that investments you know their biggest initial investor was mr. producer Sam Bankman freed is in prison for ripping off god knows how many people that's inauspicious beginning I would say but this is 74 so their first investors in a 2023 semaphore raise $19 million in additional funding from investors to replace the money that they had received from Bankman free so what he was their largest external investor their largest external investor so that shows you some of their judgment now they don't put that up on their site they don't have a footnote so people quote semaphore go to semaphore they don't know these things there's more in March 23 semaphore launched its China and global business initiative quote -unquote a collaboration with the center for china and globalization ccga think tank registered as a non -government patient though its independence from the communist chinese party has been disputed semaphore has said the project's purpose is to offer quote a diversity of opinion unquote an alternative to washington's hawkish consensus on beijing now you know what that means of peace communist china for business the initiative would consist of regular events in new york and beijing and would foster dialogue between business leaders and increasing china u .s tensions now you see why they're promoting Nikki Haley if they don't present any of this on they the website don't reveal their connections they the don't other business model semaphore's partnership with the ccg has occasionally come under scrutiny semaphore's show justin smith said semaphore would go into the collaboration with eyes wide open that that it was under no illusion that chinese business leaders are other local groups operate he said they would
Dan and Paula Have a 'Euphoric' Night at the Morgan Wallen Concert
"Blast, but I gotta tell you something you Know I've been married 20 years, and I was watching a video The other day and it said if you made it past hand you beat like most people so I doubled that and Man, let me tell you something you got to share experiences with that significant person in your Kids forget experiences all this other superficial crap Expensive cars and big Homes and stuff it's a great. That's all cool. If you can get it get it do what you got to do? But I ain't your marriage counselor, But I told this couple next to me. They've been married a year. They said you got any advice. I said I do share Experiences There's something spiritual that happens. It's like a bond. It's like a real bond something happens at these things And I some guy gave me a man card like literally a man card and I so here it is Jim you can Vouch for me. It's an actual man. I'm gonna turn it in right now all right folks and give me my man card Because I was so euphoric At this concert because I love Morgan Wallen his music so much and this guy Nate Smith was so Good like started out the night so good, and I was just feeling so good with Paula hanging there, And I get depressed a lot. I don't mean to like be like a downer on this segment or all but I do I get like it In runs my family like real depression stuff, and I gotta tell you man. I didn't think I could feel that good. I didn't think I could That feel good it's probably the best night of my life, which is crazy cuz UFC last week. I didn't think you could top that But I had this feeling of euphoria, and it wasn't do I really did I only had like a couple shots to kill I'm being Exaggerated nowhere need those of course and you don't want to be ex sloppy in public but But I really did I had the sense of euphoria and sand in my boots came on and I was dancing with Paula you know I dance and I like John Travolta like you know the Italian dancing like swaying my hips with Paula and I started like getting all like teary -eyed because I really I never thought I could be Happy at one night. It was crazy. I had such a
A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
A highlight from Rockets Surprise Start & Maxey's Star Turn
"This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix joined by my colleague Rohan Nadkarni and Rohan this is unfortunately going to be a James Harden centric podcast because the three teams we're going to talk about today, Houston, Philadelphia, the LA Clippers all have a connection to one James Harden and the only team that's struggling right now is the team that James Harden is on. But before I get to what we're going to talk about on this week's show, do you remember that takedown from a couple of days ago that the Dallas Mavericks broadcaster did on James Harden? A really well articulated takedown. Also felt personal. Also felt a little personal. I didn't really, honestly, I didn't feel that way. I didn't think it was personal. I thought it was pretty professional. I mean, it wasn't bombastic. It was all facts. Don't get me wrong. All facts. Just funny to come from a Mavericks broadcaster, but continue. Definitely. An unusual source on something like that, but it was factual and it viral it and was widely applauded for the substance of what it said. Our friend, Jimmy Traina, our colleague over at SI .com says that Bally Sports Southwest has taken down that video because yes, they've taken down the video because according to Jimmy Traina did not meet with the values of the Mavericks. What? What are we talking about? That was the furthest thing from controversial. It was certainly, you know, spicy. It was opinionated. Perhaps it was a take, but isn't that what you want from broadcasters? Like, don't you want them to have a take? I mean, how vanilla do you want a broadcaster to be? I mean, again, it was out of left field coming from a Dallas Mavericks broadcast. You expect something like that from like Stephen A. Smith on first tape first take or skip Bayless on undisputed. You don't expect that from an analyst on the Dallas Mavericks broadcast, but that's where it came from. And that's how it got into the universe. It got taken down wild, wild to me. So I had no clue. That's kind of an embarrassing look. I someone had to have complained. Perhaps it was the Clippers. Who knows? That is or maybe just Mark Cuban doesn't want that guy, you know, acting like he's representing the Mavericks. I don't know. But can like, can we just be adults about this? We all know that that's one person's opinion. No one is ascribing this take to the Dallas Mavericks. It was again, as we sat here, it was all true. Nothing he said was a lie. Nothing was exaggerated.
A highlight from Tucker Carlson for Vice President?
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Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Sean Davis CEO and co -founder of The Federalist. Sean I'm tired of losing. I'm sick of losing. I'm a big football fan. It's my weakness. I know I get a lot of hate mail for it. Oh it's woke. I don't care and one of the things about football is if you lose you get fired. At the RNC though if you lose you remain. Explain this to me Sean. I don't know it seems like that's almost a fact of politics anymore. Is it the watching these debates for example. Why on earth are people who hate us and hate people who read us and follow us and hate what we believe. Why are we letting them run these debates and attack our people. It would almost be like giving the Yankees front office the ability to interview anyone who's going to go and play for the Red Sox or like letting the Redskins and I still call them the Redskins and I always will. Letting the Redskins coach like pick who's going to play for the Cowboys. It's so dumb and yet we seem to do it debate after debate and year after year and I simply don't understand it at all. Yeah and so I want to play a piece of tape here. So Ronna McRomney was asked about her involvement in Virginia and it's always deflection. It's blaming other side and Larry O 'Connor who's a total superstar. I really like Larry. He's been in the movement for quite some time. He's so calmly and beautifully asked this question was like hey why wasn't the RNC more involved. His reaction afterwards is just epic. So let's play this piece of tape here. It's always somebody else's fault. It's never the national party's fault. Play cut 155. You don't let people lie about you and let it not let it go unanswered. Let it go unanswered and our candidates have got to do this. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. You can go and say this is where I stand. The Democrats are lying and now let's talk about crime, schools, border, fentanyl, and national security. I just want to clarify one quick thing though. The RNC had no involvement in these elections in Virginia per Governor Youngkin's request. We not well we were told in the summer they didn't need us that they had all the money and they were good. So now we've learned that the Virginia GOP chair Rich Anderson says that he asked the RNC to match the Democrats with one million dollars of a late cash infusion into the state. The RNC the only excuse they have is they can't raise money but that was supposed to be an thing. honest She said well we have no money but you're not raising any money because donors don't trust you the grassroots don't trust you. Sean help me understand. Yeah you've got two jobs as a as a party leader. You raise money and you set up state -by -state infrastructure so that the party can succeed which means by the way getting out to vote and setting up get out to vote infrastructure. So your your job is to supposed to raise a truckload of money and you're supposed to set up everything so that we can match the other side match the Democrats and how they get out the vote how they do ballot chase and all that. I've seen like I don't pay attention all that much to the fundraising so I won't I won't comment on that but it's been almost four years since a completely absurd election in 2020 when the Democrats just ran circles around us in in their absentee ballot chase their mail -in chase. I haven't seen a whole lot of evidence and that in states where we really need to win like Arizona and Georgia that either the state party or the national party is doing much of anything to make sure the Dems don't run in 2024 the exact same playbook they ran against us in 2020. So I'm I'm honestly kind of befuddled I feel like I'm watching office space watching the Bob's interview the employees and thinking what would you say you do here because I can't figure it out. So moving forward here Sean let's emphasize on the NBC news thing so we're after a very disappointing night and then Lester Holt and Welker are cross -examining our candidates just I want just the most objective way you could look at it what candidate do you think separated themselves from the other and who do you think missed an opportunity at that debate? Oh I thought Hveke was awesome I love how he came right out of the gate and trashed the moderators and basically said you're a whole bunch of Russian collusion hoaxers like who do you think you are that's how you handle these moderators and and I think Newt Gingrich was the one who who provided a perfect model for this he did it in during the 2012 primary where every time he got a question in one of these debates from a total left -wing hack masquerading as a journalist he just took him to town so you know your premise is garbage you're full of crap I think you're liars and here's what I'm going to talk about instead of the uh was fantastic um it's hard for me to say who the loser was in these because they kind of feel like loser debates to me and in the first place it's like watching the kids table so um I think the whole debate thing in it in and of itself we need to have a discussion about um but but I thought Hveke and the way he handled the moderators was great and I wish every single Republican from now until forever would treat these hack propagandists the exact same way. So I totally agree and I'll just say this you know Ron DeSantis received the first question and he gave his kind of typical and by the way he's the best governor in America I want everyone to be very clear I get hate mail when I say that Ron DeSantis remains the best governor in America he's not a good presidential candidate he's running a poor campaign it's the brutal honest truth and it's hard to watch he gives this fine answer you know I'm Ron DeSantis and people can't pay for gas and bah bah bye feel your pain yeah whatever Ron how awesome you were just you it was like a t -ball you could have went right after NBC news you could have just used them as the villain and the vague kind of picked up you know the trillion dollar bill that was laying right there and he called for Rana's resignation on top of it it was Rana's resignation the RNC is a bunch of losers we have a culture of losing and NBC news you guys are the complete worst and he got the headlines honestly he got the headlines across the head you know across the board and people really appreciate it because they want a fighter so let me ask you uh kind of shifting gears here Sean Joe Manchin not running for the senate the significance of this and how should we think about a potential no labels candidacy that is bubbling up with Millard Willard Mitt Romney and Mr. Manchin yeah so I got a kick out of Manchin's press release that he put out and said you know I've accomplished what I want to do in my career and I'm very proud of what I've done and and I have hopes of doing other things buddy you're retiring and not running again because you were going to get your butt kicked because you were Joe Biden's little laugh dog when you were supposed to be representing uh West Virginia voters so I think we need to be honest about why he's not going to be a senator again and it's because no one in his own state likes him the people who know him best don't want him as their senator anymore and and that's why he's not going to be running again so you bring up Mitt Romney uh man they are they are birds of a feather in that thing Mitt Romney's only the only consistent thing he has done his entire career in politics is run he gets in once and then he does such a poor job that everyone in the state hates him so he can't run again so he just finds like a new state to run you know he was a one -term governor in Massachusetts he got smoked in the presidential so he decided to move to Utah and run for senate there and no one likes him there anymore because he's a jerk uh and so what does he have left to do the only thing that Joe Manchin has left to do which is avoid any actual real job and just stay in politics and find a bunch of left -leaning voters who pretend they're independent but you can bilk and make a living off of so that's what's happening with Joe Manchin and I can't take this no label stuff seriously at all it's just a grift for a bunch of idiots who are hated by the left and hated by the right don't want to get a real job and have no home to go to go back to by the way Federalist you guys do great work it's really amazing just 30 seconds rip on the Federalist how are things going there you guys are one of the most important outlets in the conservative movement well you're very kind to say that thank you um the Federalist is uh it's an online media publication we do a lot of fantastic commentary original reporting our editor -in -chief is Molly Hemingway who literally wrote the book on on the rigged election of 2020 we unmasked the Russia collusion hoax we unmasked the Kavanaugh rape hoax and unlike a lot of many other publications that pretend to be on the right we actually love conservatives and we we love our readers and we love our voters and we want to be their voice and make them as loud as possible so people in Washington can hear them and not vice versa Sean uh stay right there we'll get right back and everyone check out federalist .com is the federalist 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video to accompany it in a second will John Fetterman cost Joe Biden the election divisions among democrats over Israeli -Palestinian conflict have highlighted the fault with lines in the party John Fetterman's actions are unlikely to sway the presidential election Pennsylvania however it does show that there are fault lines in the democrat party first of all I'm not a fan of John Fetterman but the guy is a master class troll every republican could take a class in how to troll like John Fetterman is basically if reddit became a U .S. senator I don't know if you saw this video but it's just you know you have this guy that looks like cyclops walking you know in a hoodie with the Israeli flag walking did you see this video on the funniest thing I've ever seen and all these people are getting arrested honestly I respect that level of game and this his base he's trolling so Sean you know let's broaden this a little bit outside of just Fetterman doing the trolling is this which is um the fault lines the democrat party over Israel the Palestine issue I don't want to overplay this I think this is the most divided I've seen the democrats in recent memory am I right on saying that Sean I think you are and I think it explains why the institutional left why Joe Biden and the party leadership uh walk on eggshells on this issue which really shouldn't be a difficult issue um you know people shouldn't be rolling into Israel and murdering babies and raping people and filming it and bragging about it that's bad I feel like anyone who has a soul understands that's bad but unfortunately there's a significant segment of the left the far left um it hates Israel hates Jews and when they see party leadership uh like Joe Biden and anyone else uh say common sense things uh about Israel they lose their minds and that that explains everything about why the democrats are handling this as poorly as they are is it Joe Biden is terrified that he's going to lose the presidential election because he's going to lose Michigan because he's going to lose Dearborn Michigan that's that big thing explained everything it's everything that's going on it has nothing to do with principle they're just scared about what their loony left is going to do to them if they don't kowtow to Hamas yeah and it's just but also beyond that Sean there are radicalized white liberals that care about the Gaza issue as well it's not just the Muslim vote right this could impact on their college campus enthusiasm and you play that in with some Jill Stein Cornell West I mean there are serious fault lines in this forced democrat coalition oh absolutely the the hardcore uh white left uh is is every bit as anti -semitic as the uh the bread by the way in in left wing run universities who view the entire world through this oppressor oppressed colonialist victim uh perspective and so yeah your your most rabid anti -semites often on college campuses are these hardcore left -wing white radicals it's totally bizarre but if you watch the media you watch the media the only anti -semites on earth are on the right which is absurd if you have eyes and ears and a brain because it's clearly concentrated on the left final question Sean your just gut reaction Tucker Carlson vice president for Donald Trump I love it I love Tucker uh I think it'd be great it'd be great for America um he's one of the only people who who says all the things that we all think but aren't allowed to say he actually comes out and says it and uh I love him I think it'd be awesome I think we would win especially in a multi -candidate race we're gonna keep on building it out Sean thanks so much appreciate it thank you sir nobody Tucker is better in front of the camera than Tucker you're not gonna outwit him could you just imagine Tucker in a debate Tucker versus Cami Kamala Harris versus Tucker Tucker is ridiculously alert he's been harassed constantly and in an internet age as Joe Rogan famously said Tucker Carlson was built for the internet no personal scandals his laugh alone we know this at Turning Point USA you can you could fill up a room if you just announced Tucker so let's pretend Trump has to go to Fulton County and Jack Smith and he's tied up in all this court stuff wouldn't it make sense to have a vice president who could draw big crowds and draw media attention especially in a multi -candidate race everybody you want to win younger voters especially younger men Tucker Carlson you would win early 30 -somethings you would win the Rogan bros you would win the Andrew Tate people and honestly I think you'd win a lot of suburban women a lot of moms like Tucker they really do Tucker's smart he's well before I'll use it again the more he's attacked the stronger he gets they've tried to take Tucker out every possible way the government spied on him illegally Tucker doesn't care he's in a political moment that we're in doesn't that make sense I want to tell you about the Herzog Foundation we are partnering with 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legend Benny Johnson Benny is best known by hosting a legend you are a legend no no no I don't just I just don't throw praise unless it's earned okay I got to tell the whole story here and we'll get through it and Benny of course hosts the Benny show he's amazing we've done some really fun stuff at Turning Point USA and continue to and so but he's best he will be best when known the history books are written for being a debate coach so here I am about to take the stage at Freedom Night our Turning Point USA event and my phone is lighting up Vivek goes after the RNC Vivek goes I say what is going on because here I kind of put in the back of my mind I was like whatever you know you and Vivek were like doing somersaults off of jet skis or something you're like we're debate prepping running through the woods or I was like all right okay whatever and then as soon as I saw Vivek go after NBC News I said Benny it's Benny tell us the story Benny okay so what do I do professionally well like this has been something that I've had a tough time a question I've had a tough time answering my entire life I do pattern recognition and energy energy right like where is the base what is our energy what are the what are the patterns of the things that we hate the very most well we we hate an RNC that doesn't listen to us we hate a Republican party that won't build the wall that won't deliver for the base that delivers election wins for the RNC it is not the RNC that wins elections it is us who gets out and votes but we also hate the corporate press and so why don't we bundle both those two things into criticism of an RNC that is siding with NBC News to host a debate and ask the questions why are these debate hosts allowed to one rig another debate against Republicans why is the RNC celebrating NBC News as a debate partner when they went with Hunter Biden's laptop disinformation Russia disinformation against President Trump kneecap President Trump's why would we allow that like how like how cucked are we and how embarrassing is it for all of us that that we have to say this is our Republican party and why doesn't Rana just resign do us all a favor and simply resign and so I all I did all I did was bring those concerns to the person who I was making a documentary with that day the vague and um you know compliments to the vague he sort of so let's absorb them and and let's show the clip here so what with it because because it really was the shot heard around the world it was one of the most viral debate moments in the history of debates because Vivek said what we were all thinking Rana has a 99 disapproval rating every base every every base member all the donors I talked to they want her gone it is it transcends economic lines state lines nobody likes her unless they're on the payroll right and yet Vivek is the only one that and then NBC News on top of it this is behind the cut one fifty four because these snooty the snooty like uh persnippity moderators to be compared to Greg Gutfeld and then it'll throw off it'll throw them off their game so bad because you'll be like you you you people are clowns to us right like our base doesn't like you and it's nothing personal it's just you've earned it right you've lied to them that's right yeah yes so why are we yep be such a broken system now I want to brag on the vague because we're going to play some more here how many times Benny how many times have you and I texted or you know said good ideas to congressmen and senators they said yeah yeah they don't listen to us credit to Vivek for also being open -minded right that's a big deal that's exactly right and also Vivek who's certainly not short of podcast bookings said why isn't Elon Musk and Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson hosting debate why isn't Charlie Kirk hosting a debate Charlie why aren't you have you been asked by the RNC to host a debate no I have been attacked by the RNC in the last couple weeks definitely not asked to host the debate but I I'm I'm thankful to even be included in that list that's that's very sweet but no what but what would like why not I mean that's in the little that's in the documentary that we put up we put up a 30 -minute documentary about that debate preparation which really was just us having a conversation right like energy absorption like like where's the base right now what do they want to hear because as much as we want to talk about the number of naval ships and Hugh Hewitt know how many ships do we got like people are really concerned about other issues and specifically inside of the party like you shouldn't get rewarded for lying to us and that's what the Republican party just said they rewarded Kristen Welker and NBC News who lied to us for three years and kneecapped President Trump who we put in office in spite of them trying to rig the 2016 election we put President Trump in office and they destroyed arguably his first term based on a lie and they have never apologized they have never said they were wrong they they then get rewarded by our own RNC and it allows me to ask the question again and again how cucked are we if we can't say you get no debates until you apologize to our base for lying to us about the Russian collusion hoax then we really don't have a party and so it was refreshing to see somebody actually say that from the stage and then to call for Rana to resign which by the way you want to talk about moving the Overton window because I you know you know me Benny I I pick fights all the time and I've been kind of like beating the drum you know why is Rana Mcromany still in there you know in our little corner here and you know we're having fun and next thing you know boom Vivek goes on stage it's like yeah why are you in charge exactly and who are you and it was I mean now it's mainstream completely mainstream here's cut 166 Benny did a documentary with Vivek before the debate here is the conversation behind the scenes of Vivek deciding he will call for Rana to resign play cut 166.
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A highlight from Big Blue in Big Trouble
"In this house wherever the rules are disregarded chaos and mob rule. It has been said today where is bravery? I'll tell you where bravery is found and courage is found. It's found in this minority who has lived through the last year of nothing but rules being broken, people being put down, questions not being answered and this majority say be damned with anything else. We're going to impeach and do whatever we want to do. Why? Because we won an election. I guarantee you one day you'll be back in the minority and it ain't going to be that fun. All right, folks, welcome to another edition of Friday's Finest. My name is Chip Lake and I'm going to be guest hosting the show today as Doug is out traveling. He's on assignment. He's busy. He's here. He's there. He's going from state to state. So today you're stuck with James and I for Friday's Finest and we got a good show for you. We're going to touch a little bit on the debate last night in South Florida. What I call the VP debate, the runner -up debate, right? I don't know that any of these people really have an opportunity to be the nominee of the Republican party, but they're auditioning for something and we're going to talk a little bit about that to start the show. Maybe talk a little country music awards last night in Nashville and then we're stallions, probably some Josh Dobbs, some Arthur Smith. He shaved his mustache this week. Some changes need to be made in Atlanta and Arthur Smith stepped up and took some leadership and got rid of some facial hair. So hopefully it's a sign of good change for if you're a Falcons fan and Doug and I are and we'll talk a little bit with James about the game this past weekend against the Minnesota Vikings. The initial BCS rankings came out. So we'll talk a little bit about that and we've got a really, really busy weekend coming up of college football and pro football. So stick with us after the break and we'll get started. Hey everybody, you know about Legacy Precious Metals. Legacy Precious Metals, you hear from them. We talk once a month. We talk about Legacy Precious Metals, talking about Precious Metals being a part of your portfolio, how they're your navigator. Well, now they're not only navigating in a new way, they're actually giving you a new way to buy gold and silver. In fact, Legacy Precious Metals has developed a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. I'm more of a ship to my door kind of person. I enjoy having them with me, but they can do it either way and you can now do it online. It gives you real access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time, anytime. You'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. This platform is free to sign up for just visit legacypminvestments .com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold hedges against inflation and is against a volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio isn't just more stocks and bonds, but a different asset class. This platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with just a few clicks. Remember, do as I have done, go to legacypminvestments .com and get started today and now you've got a new tool to help you along in your investments. Hey everybody, it's MyPillow's 20th year anniversary and over 80 million MyPillows have been sold. Mike Lindell and MyPillow wants to thank each of you and every one of you for giving you the lowest price in history on their MyPillows. You will receive a queen size MyPillow for $19 .98, regular prices $69 .98 and just $10 more for a king size. You will receive deep discounts on all MyPillow products such as bed sheets, mattress toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers and so much more. This is a time to try out something other than the amazing products that you've had your eye on. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast square and use the promo Collins to receive this amazing offer on the queen size MyPillow for $19 .98 or call 800 -986 -3994. This offer comes with a 10 -year warranty and 60 -day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. You know how I know that? Because I sleep on a MyPillow every night. Go to MyPillow .com and use promo code Collins or call 800 -986 -3994 today.
MMA Fighter Takes Down Knife-Wielding Attacker
"The video is in the article. The footage went viral several days later leading to Baez making an appearance on TMZ and explaining what happened before, during and after his altercation. The man was identified by police as Omar Marrero and charged with two colonies, according to CBS news. What he likely did not know was that Baez held a 5 2 -1 record as a professional mixed martial artist most of his bouts with fight time promotions. Baez also told TMZ that he holds a black belt in jiu -jitsu, wrestled in college, practiced and has kickboxing for 15 years. So generally, he's a very bad person to pick a fight with, to the one holding a knife. And as they point out, this isn't the first time someone has had a fight. He's a very bad person to pick including an attempted car thief against Kevin Holland, a great fighter, an attempted mugging of strawweight Palina Viana, an attempted car theft against Jordan Williams, a home invasion of light heavyweight Anthony Smith, a drunken swing at Hall Hall of of Famer Matt Serra, a nighttime break -in at ex -light heavyweight champ John Jones' house. Can you imagine? Probably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, certainly one of them, an attempted stabbing of featherweight Maquon Americani's brother in an attempted mugging of legend Renzo Gracie. Renzo Gracie, the Gracie family. family. Unbelievable. There's a reason you see the word attempted a lot a in lot their attempted, because they all got their asses kicked. I'll be back. Mark Levin on 77 WABC. And before by legal media. Attention Marines, military personnel, families and contractors who were stationed at Camp Lejeune. Were you present And at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December of 1987, you may be entitled to significant For nearly 34 years, those on the Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated drinking water, resulting in devastating injuries, including several forms of cancer, adverse birth outcomes, Parkinson's disease and more. until Until now, North Carolina's procedural laws have prevented victims from getting the justice they deserve. But passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 would allow you or a loved one to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for illnesses and injuries. Linked to the toxic water call today for your free consultation 800
A highlight from Read_776 - Banks Without Bankers
"There's a very good reason for Bitcoin -backed banks to exist issuing their own digital cash currency redeemable for Bitcoins. Bitcoin itself cannot scale to have every single financial transaction in the world be broadcast to everyone and included in the blockchain. There needs to be a secondary level of payment systems which is lighter weight and more efficient. Likewise, the time needed for Bitcoin transactions to finalize will be impractical for medium to large value purchases. Bitcoin -backed banks will solve these problems. They can work like banks did before nationalization of currency. Different banks can have different policies, some more aggressive, some more conservative. Some may be fractional reserve while others may be 100 % Bitcoin -backed. Interest rates may vary. Cash from some banks may trade at a discount to that from others. HOW FINNY The future of Bitcoin is uncertain. We don't know how well it will scale, how privately it will be used, how it will be stored or even how it will be used for payments. In addition to the progress of protocols and applications, the development of Bitcoin's system may have the most significant impact of all on the value of Bitcoin the asset. The range of potential outcomes is wide. Consider two hypothetical extremes. In one, all Bitcoin is held in third -party custody and users trade receipts between one another. In another, Bitcoin becomes a self -custodial peer -to -peer asset for everybody in the world, providing every conceivable financial function. Both extremes are unrealistic and the system will likely end up somewhere in the middle at maturity. Many will pay custodians to store their Bitcoin and many will not. Some will use protocols they can unilaterally exit and some will trade claims representing underlying Bitcoin issued by third parties. Unique to the emergent Bitcoin financial system is the application of cryptography to fundamental financial functions. Novel technologies exist, are being built and have been theorized that will enable previously unseen functionalities, robustness and ultimately competition amongst Bitcoin financial intermediaries. Key to these novelties is the characteristic of peer -to -peer or P2P exchange, that Bitcoin financial intermediaries will surely exist as commercial options, but that newly possible direct manipulation and exchange will exist as well. I will analyze the possibilities for the development of such a system, but will do so with a deliberately partisan lens. I assume as a foundational premise that the greater the peer -to -peer possibilities, the better. Better in that I believe financial autonomy is a fundamental good to be strived for, but also better in terms of the stability and neutrality of Bitcoin as a whole. It is probably inevitable that trusted third parties will emerge on the basis of convenience provided, but should they dominate their peer -to -peer counterparts, the entire system is threatened. This article is an expansion upon my previous writing, Bitcoin Banking, which covers the theory behind full -reserve banking and free banking, and applies these systems to technologies such as the Lightning Network and Federated Chomian Mints. I will expand my analysis of the above, introduce other emerging technologies, and focus on the likely economic characteristics of the resulting mix. The best place to start is with a discussion of trust. If you're going to trust, trust your community. Few species can cooperate as humans do. We cooperate best with our closest kin, as they are most aligned with our genetic interests and genes compete to be propagated into future generations. Evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith proposed that genes evolve to find Nash equilibria when solving strategic problems under competition. Known as the evolutionarily stable strategy, our genes evolve to influence our behavior so that we, generally speaking, help the closest copies of our genes. Communities in a confined geography also tend to have a relatively greater alignment of interests within than without. As an example, everyone can agree that they want security. Debate arises around what methods to use and at what cost. Genetic alignment varies by location, but geographic alignment, by definition, does not. Everywhere in the world, the interests of community members are greatly aligned. There is much to gain from being part of a community. As individuals stand to gain more from their communities, their risk of loss likewise increases. The social risk hypothesis posits that depression is an adaptive, risk -averse response to the threat of exclusion from social relationships that would have had a critical impact on human survival and reproductive success. It is likely that humans have naturally evolved to avoid social rejection. There is no denying that people are selfish and their interests are often not aligned with the interests of their community. All the evolutionary theory in the world doesn't prevent littering, nor does it prevent the throwing of loud parties at the expense of a neighbor's sleep. And yet while these examples may create some social friction, they usually aren't deemed costly enough acts to risk social rejection. In contrast, if a community member was caught stealing another's car, the social consequences could be much more severe. Without the cost of community rejection, moral hazard often emerges as the benefits from defection against a conflict of interest outweigh the benefits of maintaining a long -term, net positive contribution. Known as the agency problem, a conflict of interest between a principal and an agent will result in moral hazard, all else equal. Community social costs do not solve the agency problem, but they certainly mitigate it. Further, communities have evolved with the advent of the internet. This evolution has rendered geography as a less supremely important characteristic of community alignment, while enabling communities with common interests to form globally. Global online communities aren't the result of genetic or geographic alignment. Rather, they form from common interests. The potential for new technologies and financial arrangements to exist among online communities is large, as will be discussed at length below. Where economic agency exists, community trust can mitigate moral hazard. The advent of the internet has enabled novel forms of community trust that, in turn, can mitigate novel economic risks. Community trust can be leveraged in a variety of ways. For hundreds and possibly thousands of years, informal financial groups have existed as a method for saving and borrowing. Be they savings and credit associations, village savings and loan associations, savings and credit cooperative societies, and so on. Today, informal financial groups are the primary mechanism for savings and borrowing by groups disconnected from formalized financial institutions. Community trust is also leveraged through formal financial institutions. There are 274 million members of 85 ,000 credit unions worldwide as of 2018. Leading up to the financial crisis, commercial banks engaged in five times the amount of subprime lending relative to credit unions and were 2 .5 times more likely to fail during the crisis. Their public trust is greater, and small businesses are 80 % less likely to be dissatisfied with a credit union than with a big bank. According to the FDIC 2020 Community Banking Report, community banks are less likely to close, have performed better since the financial crisis, are a key provider of funding for local businesses, in particular commercial real estate, small business, and agricultural loans, and are more prevalent in rural areas. Community banking is localized by nature. As brick -and -mortar establishments are uneconomic in many rural environments, digital solutions are being sought to bank the unbanked. Bitcoin is an emergent digital monetary system with properties that can enable the establishment and growth of both informal and formal financial groups. Unique to Bitcoin as a monetary asset is the ability for the individual to maintain self -custody, which makes participation in a banking system a choice and not a necessity. Further, the fact that Bitcoin is digitally native enables voluntary financial groupings to form among the global population connected online. The programmability of Bitcoin enables these groups to innovate novel trust mechanisms. With this technology, community -based financial groups can be formed without geographic constraints. Common interests among geographically dispersed communities can be achieved by leveraging Bitcoin for trade and various financial functions. The technological properties of Bitcoin enable voluntary adoption among geographically common and distributed communities alike. Novel organizational forms are emerging with the potential to catalyze financial and economic value. These emergent systems often require significant user education and specialization. Such burdens are alleviated by entrusting custodial control to service providers, a trade -off that potentially undermines the system's purpose. It is natural for economic actors to economize for the sake of specialization. However, if all the Bitcoin in the world was held by third -party custodians for the sake of quote, efficiency, the system would arguably cease to serve its purpose. At the very least, the peer -to -peer innovation would be wasted. Centralized control over Bitcoin custodial operations is a systemic attack vector. In all monetary systems prior to Bitcoin, the transactional efficiencies gained through centralized monetary agency led to moral hazard and ultimately further centralization of the system by political agents. Custodial operations are a step towards centralized agency. While agency cannot be eliminated today, it can be optimized. The question becomes, who is the ideal agent? One thing all users of Bitcoin have in common is that they are a part of some or other community, and probably of many. A recent realization is that sufficiently knowledgeable trusted community leaders can act as custodians on behalf of the community members as opposed to non -communal third -party service providers. For example, a parent who manages a family's finances, the finance department managing a company's expenses, or a group of community leaders managing a community bank. Bitcoin enables this possibility via the multi -signature transaction, a technology that in one application allows for community members to form what is called a quote, federation. The federated custodial model was theorized by Blockstream and subsequently put into production via Liquid, a multi -signature based sidechain. The concept behind a federation is simply that multiple participants hold keys that are useless in isolation but can be combined to produce a signature that is required to make a transaction, thus distributing the trust from one to multiple parties that must cooperate to move funds. Fediment, a protocol launched for the purpose of enabling community custody in private transactions, leverages this technology. A primary thesis of Fediment is that there exists a gap in the market between self -custodial solutions and centralized third -party custodial solutions. While many do trust third parties, 2022 was a banner year for demonstrating precisely how this misplaced trust can become horribly consequential. On the other hand, few outside of the community of Bitcoin advocates seem to want to spend the time learning how to self -custody their assets. If we don't trust third parties, we also don't want to expend the effort to be knowledgeable enough to trust ourselves, what can we do? We can trust our communities. Trust doesn't scale well, but it can be optimized at the community level. A federation is an enabling technology for those that wish to expend the effort to learn proper custodial practices. They can scale the applicability and utility of this knowledge to the bounds at which trust already exists within their communities. This idea not only fills a gap in the market, but has a multitude of implications that could emerge beyond the horizon of localized trust. To understand these implications, first we must understand Fediment. Federated custodial technologies leverage cryptography to innovate basic custodial functions. Where agency is necessary, federated custody can exist as a deterrence mechanism against political influence. Fediment is a protocol at the confluence of four primary technologies. One, federations, groups of individuals that possess computers and provide their memory and processing power to the community. Their computers possess the same software and that enables them to communicate information between one another. The federation is formed by a group of leaders, referred to as, quote, guardians, that generate and control the Bitcoin multi -signature address, and also have software that speaks the Fediment protocol. When users, not guardians, users, want to join the federation, they are leveraging the federation's memory, processing power, and trustworthiness. This enables them to utilize whatever applications the guardians are providing. Primarily, this will be Cholmian eCash, defined just below, but could theoretically be anything and will probably mostly be financial applications. Federated technology is capable of providing users many things, but its primary value proposition is to enable guardians to faithfully execute the protocol on behalf of users. Bitcoin is stored in a multi -signature address and controlled by the federation's guardians. The address requires a threshold level of signatures in order to send Bitcoin transactions. For example, a 3 of 4 multi -sig has 4 possible keys, but requires at least 3 of them to send Bitcoin. 3. Cholmian eCash A private method for representing value that can be traded as a quasi -bearer instrument. It utilizes a cryptographic construct known as a blind signature. The party issuing the eCash, in this case the federation, doesn't know the identity of who the eCash is being issued to, the user, yet any third party can nonetheless identify the quote signature on the eCash as having come from this federation. This enables the federation to issue eCash to users that deposit Bitcoin to the federation's multi -signature address. The users hold the eCash on their device with the ability to hold backups with the federation if they lose their device, making it a kind of trust -dependent digital bearer instrument. There is no public blockchain for the eCash created by guardians, it is simply held in the memory of the user's computer, such as a mobile phone, similar to physical cash, and that can also be backed up to protect against the event of loss. The eCash scheme provides a means of payment that maintains the censorship resistance of base -layer Bitcoin with added privacy, but is liable to inflation if a supermajority of the Fediment guardians decide to maliciously and covertly increase the supply. 4. The Lightning Network The Lightning Network, or LN, hereafter, can ideally be used to forward payments between federations via Lightning gateways, discussed below. This creates the ability to instantly exchange eCash for Bitcoin and has several implications. Importantly, it increases the fungibility between the numerous forms of eCash issued by various federations, reducing the incentive for many to join one federation. Increased fungibility among the eCash of various federations and community trust optimization fundamentally incentivizes systemic decentralization. The combination of these technologies into a set of rules that the Fediment software users must follow is what defines the Fediment protocol. As an open -source protocol, anyone can participate. The ecosystem is comprised of the following participants. Users, individuals with an app that speaks Fediment and potentially Bitcoin and Lightning. They send the Bitcoin to the federation's multi -signature address and receive eCash in exchange. They can send eCash or Lightning to or from any of the applications connected to their wallet, limited only by having the required balance of eCash or Lightning and if others accept eCash or Lightning. Guardians Individuals chosen by the community to set up nodes that speak Bitcoin, Lightning, and Fediment. They form the federation, manage the hardware, control the Bitcoin in a multi -signature address and issue the eCash. They can also act as Lightning gateway providers, but this requires specialization, discussed below, and thus another entity called a Lightning service provider or LSP will likely fulfill this function. Lightning Gateways Lightning node liquidity providers that use Fediment. The reader can imagine these as a Lightning to eCash exchange that is linked into a Fediment. They can integrate with Fediment users and act as market makers by standing ready to send Lightning payments and receive Lightning payments for a spread. Any federation user can do this, but running a well -connected, high -capacity Lightning node requires specialization, and this function will likely be provided by scaled LSPs. If a user wants to, quote, send eCash to a user at another Fediment, they send the eCash to a gateway, which then forwards along an equivalent Lightning payment to a gateway of the other Fediment, which then sends the receiving user their eCash. eCash can't leave a Fediment. It can only be exchanged for Bitcoin or a Bitcoin on Lightning, which can be received by gateways to other Fediments and converted back into eCash in the new domain. However, users can integrate with multiple federations and exchange eCash between users of those federations.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/9/23
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. I don't think he was on the beach till the break of dawn. He might have been in the spin room till the break of dawn. Will Smith. There are two reasons to play Will Smith. Number one, go into Miami. And the other is Nikki Haley almost gave us a Will Smith moment last night. Keep my daughter's name out your voice or words to that effect. Wow. Let me just hand you the talking stick. You were the guy who was there. How did it go for you? Your coverage was great. Before, after, just spot on and wonderful. Thank you, Mark. And it was quite an experience starting with a Chris Christie by the pool spotting earlier in the afternoon at the hotel. It is true. I can confirm he was not in a bathing suit because I think the only thing more challenging than Mike Gallagher in a bathing suit would be Governor Christie. Neither of that would go over very well with anybody in the vicinity. But he was there with his wife and his kids and his friends. And he was jovial. And I'm kind of glad he didn't go, you know, full, you know, hardcore, full -blown anti -Trump last night. But the whole thing was always fun to witness and experience up close and personal. In the spin room, as you know, I mean, that's where they bring the candidates in after the debate. And true to form, Ron DeSantis spoke to no one. He went right to NBC and that was it. Chris Christie didn't go in. But we had a chance to interview the guy that brought the heat, Vivek Ramaswamy. We sat down with him in the spin room and I'll replay that interview on the show today. And, you know, interesting takeaway. You either loved it or you hated it. And I'm intrigued by every individual's reaction to Vivek Ramaswamy going after the RNC, going after Ronna McDaniel, who I also interviewed in the spin room, going after Nikki Haley. I mean, I have a hunch I know how you land on this. Well, let's go case by case. Going after the media culture, awesome. Making the comment from the stage in an oblique way where still people know what you're talking about and says, you know, I don't know if liberal networks are going to do the best job of covering Republican debates. There's certainly a spotty history of that in the past. That's fine. But hey, hey, you, Kristen Welker, I'm asking you, you know, about Russia collusion. Dude, dude, no, just no. If, if I know that the base like, awesome. Yeah, me too. There's a part of me that did that as well. But to me, it's a time now where if you're on a debate stage, here's your job, make more people want you to be president. And first of all, the Tucker Carlson base wasn't watching last night. There are people banging on us right now for talking about it. You ought to be talking about the Trump rally and we will. So I think that was largely a misfire, even though the material was good. Okay. Strongly disagree with you and let me tell you why the room erupted in cheers. That wasn't Tucker Carlson's base in that auditorium last night. The crowd loved it. They ate it up. And Mark, I got to warn you, my friend, and I love you. I love you like a brother. When you're defending Kristen Welker or NBC, you might be on the wrong side of it. Did, did they, did you expect them to bury the candidates with January 6th nonsense, questions bombarded from the left? I kind of did. They did not do it. No, no, no. By and large, they kind of did okay. Don't get, don't get me wrong. We're saying two different things here. First of all, I thought the debate overall was terrific. I thought they did a very good job. It was substantive. They, Hugh Hewitt, our colleague did a terrific job. Of course, he got his shipbuilding question in there. You knew that was coming. Ten minutes of shipbuilding. I was a little bit surprised. He didn't ask if Alger Hiss was really a spy or not. But, but, but listen, and Hugh was magnificent. He, I was so proud of him. And of course he's our friend and colleague, and I got to catch up with him before and after the debate, but the vague wasn't going after last night's debate. The vague was going after them for what NBC did to Trump all through the Russia collusion hoax. The vague was calling the mainstream media out for being the mainstream media and Don got it. Mark, you ought to salute that. You ought to cheer for that. And I do, and I, and sure, sure. Yay. Absolutely. I got a thing for our candidates playing hard and playing smart. The vague came off as an ass in that moment, an ass we like, our ass, if you'll excuse me. But, but it's just, just, just, it's, it's smacked of desperation. Him going after, him going after Ronna McDaniel is more fair game because it's about, and him going, and okay, then the third, third of the case by case is going after Nikki on Ukraine forever war is great. That thing about the daughter on TikTok, how dumb can a smart guy get? But the floor is yours. Tell me what you're doing. Let's rewind because first of all, you buried the lead. You and Ronna McDaniel agree that he went, he was an ass because that's apparently what she said. There were reports that people in the crowd heard her call him an a -hole from, from the, from the audience and was livid at him. Again, Mark, I love you, buddy, but you got to look in the mirror. You're on, you're siding with Ronna McDaniel on this. Can I roll the tape back 15 seconds where I said him going after Ronna McDaniel is completely fair game. But your reaction to him is exactly the same as Ronna McDaniel's. So you might want to check yourself. Ronna's reaction to him was because he came after her. The thing that she's most upset about, I'm not upset with him at all. You're wrong. Ronna McDaniel's reaction was about the daughter thing, the TikTok thing. Okay. Oh, do you think it was a really, do you think it was a good idea? Are you ready to go all in and go, you go Vivek. Are you, did you love the moment where he invoked Nikki Haley's adult daughter? Yeah, she's 25 years old. She's fair game. Did you think that was a good debate moment? Of course I do. Of course I do. Of course it was a good moment. He's calling out another candidate for saying you talk the talk with TikTok. He's desperate and he knows he's not going to be president. He just desperately wants the clicks and desperate. And I like the guy. I really do like the guy. It doesn't sound like it. This is intriguing to me. But you know what? Because it was a time for grownups. It was a time for grownups. Nikki Haley was quite the grownup in many ways. And DeSantis was a grownup in many ways. Chris Christie surprisingly looked like a grownup in moments when he wasn't back on track. Was she a grownup when she called him scum? No. You think Nikki was a grownup when she said you were just scum? No. Come on. I mean, no. She's establishment. And I got, I'm sorry. I'm at a point now where I'll, let's get it all out on the table. I got no use for her. I got no use for, at this point, DeSantis. I mean, I'm at a point right now where I like the disruption and I love Trump. And I love the fact that Vivek, listen, all the things we supposedly love about Trump, you seem to not like about Vivek. You think only Trump can be the disruptor? It's, you know, it's weird. Trump has a disruptor skill set that Vivek thinks he has and he doesn't. And you mentioned Nikki, you've touched on a perfect thing. So there's Nikki who said at one point to Vivek, you're just scum, which I totally understood, but it still was jarring. It's like, ooh, ooh, ma 'am, you didn't need to do that. But, and I instantly heard back and say, yeah, but if Trump did it, it wouldn't have been a problem. Pretty true because that's Trump all the dang time. And it's kind of baked in. I think he's a smart guy. I think he's compelling. I think he's absolutely a disruptor. And by the way, he evoked the scum comment. He got to her, which is the point of a debate. He did exactly, he got under her skin and he rattled her. And that's why, and listen, I mean, again, and maybe I'm partial. He came right over to our booth afterwards. We spoke afterwards for a few minutes. Well, that could be part of it. That's why you're done with, DeSantis was awesome last night. You just hate that he didn't come talk to you. No, I say I'm done with him. I do hate that because he disrespects you and my audience. He disrespects people who listen to my show. I'm going to be very blunt here. DeSantis has blown the Mike Gallagher show off for the entire campaign. And it's a mistake. Incidentally, last night, he also blew off Newsmax. He blew off Univision. He blew off town hall. He didn't have any use for anybody in that spin room instead of trying to win over hearts and minds. And incidentally, a major donor, this Bigelow guy for the DeSantis campaign, $20 million for DeSantis Super PAC, he says now he's probably out. He's going with Trump. That's a huge, huge blow to the DeSantis campaign. The dogs don't like the food. I don't know what, and you're right, DeSantis, like he always has done last night. He's great, but it may not have mattered one bit. May not matter one bit. And that's what you said before the debate. Will it matter one bit? And I don't know. I mean, but he was great. He said all the right things. He does all the right things. He's very controlled, very measured. I promise when I'm offended that he won't give an interview to this show. I'm teasing. I'm totally teasing. But no, I promise why I don't like it. It's my audience. He's disrespecting the audience. And it's also just objectively, we'd like all of our candidates to be really, really smart. Trump is a genius. Trump, not just because he'd go on with you, but he'd go on with a bunch of other hosts. He gets into the mix, takes calls, mixes things up, gets into the back and forth. He is so comfortable in his own skin. And that's what you kind of want for our standard bearer. And DeSantis is smart. He's capable. His answers are good on a debate stage, but he doesn't have that yet. That total comfort in his own skin. And newsflash in terms of accessibility, I probably could have Trump on any day that ends in Y on the Mike Gallagher Show. He's willing to come on. He gives interviews. I mean, I used to say he'd go on the Weather Channel if he was invited. He goes where the people are, you know? And he's a man. He really is a man of the people. And he's willing to go on Mark Davis Show. He will give interviews left and right, and DeSantis does not. Now, maybe that speaks to his team. I don't know. I don't know who makes these decisions. It could be one of his aides, but it's just dumb, and it just frustrates me. I was intrigued. I did have a good candid conversation with Ronna McDaniel. Boy, a lot of people calling her out. Charlie Kirk yesterday went scorched earth just saying she needs to be replaced. I don't know. Is that fair? I think she's over -criticized at times. But then there was Frank Luntz, pollster Frank Luntz, who's smart a lot of the times except when he's not. He said, boy, Ronna McDaniel is the GOP's secret weapon, a great speaker and a great strategist. I said, you got that right? It's a secret so deep, nobody can see it. And the last couple of election cycles, the last couple of election cycles do not speak to genius strategy, the RNC. So I don't know what we wanted to do, more of or less of. I don't know, but I don't know who'd be better. I mean, maybe, maybe a Harmeet Dillon should have won that post. I don't know. Well, you know, you could make a case if you look at Tuesday and here we go again with another rotten night for the Republican party. No way around this, Mark. And some people would say, hey, the blame goes there. Now, Ronna, I asked her about it in the interview. Again, we're going to play all these interviews today on the show coming up, but she told me, look, Virginia's a federal entity. We can't, there's only so much we can do in a state. She touted her own achievements, but I get that criticism. I understand it because Mark, like it or not, we got walloped Tuesday. Virginia, the whole legislature flipped.
A highlight from Reunions and Red Flags
"Hello! We are Mutually Codependent, and this is also Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen. I'm Adam. And I'm Jen. That's Jen. Hi guys. Hello. We're excited to be here, here at our house, in our room, we're excited, just so excited to just be in our room and do whatever the fuck we want, and sometimes record it. So welcome to the show, you should know a little bit by now if this is your first one, sorry. If it's your first one, start at another one. Pick a different intro, and then come back here, go to a normal intro, and then like fast forward one minute, which it was exactly one minute when I said that, I was watching on the screen. So, we have a show for you today, and we're excited to do it for you, that's what I really meant to say, but before we get started, we have to start every show with our strain of the show, and Jen's gonna go over, what are we smoking? This week on Mutually Codependent, we are smoking tropical cookies, a THCA strain, courtesy of Syntex CBD and Texas Canna Health, find it at syntexcbd .net. It is a THCA strain that is sativa dominant, with 20 .6 % THCA, and 0 .28 % Delta 9. It's supposed to help, this strain is supposed to help the user feel creative, focused, and relaxed, which I'm really hoping it does, because that sounds pretty fucking cool. I'm on my way. I Yep. like when you announce the strain of the show, so I have a chance to smoke it. Yeah, that's cool. It's good, the beta -carotylene is the main terpene, but I taste a lot of others too. There's a lot of citrus in it apparently. It is, it's tasty, it's real bright. It's Girl Scout cookies and orange something. Oh, that makes sense. So, yeah, we have more to the show too, we're going to talk about, well, we went to our 20 -year reunion, and it's kind of been a theme we've noticed over the past, I don't know, all the episodes. We keep talking about how we're getting older, or Jen's birthday, we talked, you know, several things. So, we went to our 20 -year... Yeah, the change of perspective, we went to our 20 -year reunion, so if you ever needed to know whether or not you're getting older, that's a really good indication, going to your 20 -year reunion. So we did that, and not only did we do that, we actually helped organize it, which, that's a thing. If you would have told me or Jen when we were in high school that we were going to be the ones responsible, not the only ones, but, you know, we were a big part of it. Part of the planning committee. Yeah, for like, hey, you know what, the 20 -year reunion isn't going to happen without your guys' help. I would have been like, I guess it's not going to happen. But we made a different decision as adults. Yeah, definitely. I would have been like, I would have laughed. I would have just been like, oh, okay. Yeah, because I'm going to come back to Texas, that's probably. And, but, we're both here. And it was kind of like when we were driving back from it, it's basically like one road that goes all the way from our neighborhood that we met in to our neighborhood now. It's literally just Heather Wilde connected the two. It didn't at the time. No, it did not. But now it goes all the way up to Round Rock and that's, you know, where we are. So it was kind of weird like going back to that area and then that was before even talking about people, you know, like we went and saw people that we hadn't even thought about it and who knows how long, but it was good. We decided, hey, you know what, there was like seven or eight of us that decided, hey, you know, we'll have one for ourselves and then, you know, we'll see if there's any interest and if there is, then we'll put together, you know, we'll just do the whole thing. And that's what ended up happening. How many people do you think showed up? 50? Probably about 50. It was a lot more than I expected, to be honest. Yeah, and there were some people that said they were coming, that it didn't show. And then there were people that didn't say anything that showed up. But honestly, it was a good time. I have a lot of social anxiety, especially when it's regarding anything from my teenage years. So being there at that reunion, I was really worried, but honestly, it was fine. I had a really great time and I really enjoyed getting to reconnect with some of the people that we did. I got to see one of my best friends from high school for the first time in 20 years. So that was fantastic and we had a really good time. And we got to smoke weed with some of these people. Yeah, we did. We brought a bunch of party favors. We got the syrup and the gummies and pre -rolls and I even took three or four disposable vapes and passed them out. Yeah, so we got people high and was it a brewery? So we drank. That was fun. But we had a really good time, I think. I got to see Sarah. So I got to see another one of my best friends from high school. Out of my three close girlfriends from high school, two of them were there. Yeah, and you saw the night before you saw it. And then the night before we got to hang out with Tina because we went to our school's homecoming game. And then the bar after. The bar after was a lot of fun, actually. That was, so you and I and then Valerie and Chance and Tina went to Preyston's Bar and Waylon came and met us. That was fun. Yeah, I like that. I like naming all these people for people that don't know who these people are. Yeah, I don't mean to do that. It's just the way that my autistic brain works. I have to like line it up to figure it for me to figure out who was what we were doing. I'm sorry about that. So we were with all these peoples that we've known for like 20 something years. I probably would have told the story the same way. But yeah, so we had a good time though. But I, yesterday I kept singing, when she's not too pretty in the face, but she's super thick. I'm just thinking with my dick. And I was like, why am I thinking, why am I singing that song? Why is that song stuck in my head? And then I remembered when we were out Friday night with people, with everybody from school. We, somebody played that song at the bar like three times in a row. Yeah, it was that weirdo, really big guy that, I don't know. He was strange. Something about him. The one with the beard? No, not that guy. The Hispanic guy? Yeah. I don't know him. The other guy. No, we didn't know them. No, the guy with the beard, he's always there. Yeah. I don't know. He, he like kept trying to insert himself because we were a pretty obviously close group that were there. He was like totally jealous of how well we were all getting along. And he seemed to kind of be ignoring the woman that he was with. And she was probably way out of his league. So you think that he'd appreciate it more? It was probably his sister. I hope not. Based on some of the hand placements I saw. Oh. Who knows? People are fucking weird. I've touched my sister's butt, but it was just to hit it. It wasn't to, you know, there was no grabbing. Not like that guy was a grabber. Anyways, but then on Saturday we had our 20 year reunion at the, at a brewery and it was a lot of fun. And I'd mentioned the brewery, but the beer wasn't really very good and there was like other problems that we had. So yeah, we're excluding the name. To be nice. Yeah. They have like concrete floors and you know, when somebody like digs up the concrete to work on like plumbing or pipes. Dig a trench for a drainage or something, then you have to fill that back in. But they didn't fill it all the way up or maybe it was bad concrete or bad mix or something. And they, uh, the top layer of it was kind of crumbling. So people were tripping on it. Um, and including Jen who fell. Yours truly. I fell, um, hit my knees in the concrete and also landed and caught myself with my right hand, which is the hand that I just had carpal tunnel on two months ago. So that was fun. So that, that feels good. Yeah, that feels fricking fantastic. It's, I went to the, or the urgent care the next morning. It is not broken or fractured. It is only sprained, but it hurts really badly. And we'll see what the hand doctor says on Thursday. Right. Cause the surgery recovery, like you're still during the recovery from your surgery when this happened. So who knows what it's going to do? Hopefully they don't have to like do any more surgery. Hopefully it's just, Oh, that just, it sucks, but it's, it'll heal. Yeah. That's what I'm hoping for, but we don't know. So that's so, yeah, it's so frustrating because you've already been recovering and not able to use your hand for so many different things like lighting your joint, what you're doing, but, uh, yeah, so that's really frustrating. I imagine. I know it is. Um, so yeah, it's super frustrating. It's very annoying. So we did that, but it was really good to see people like everybody. It was a good group that showed up to be honest. Like everybody seemed pretty good. Yeah. Yeah. Who, uh, I mean, I don't think anybody showed up that I wasn't expecting to in like a bad way. Like nobody showed up that I would have been like, no, I don't want that person here. No. And so that's cool. Um, not that there's very many of those, but, um, I feel like I even kind of knew like 90 % of the people there. Yeah. And, and it was, I guess that's what happens when like, we're the ones using like Facebook to do the reunion. Like we're only going to see the people that we already had exposure to. Um, but there were, there were lots of people outside of those groups that didn't show and I know that they know about it, so yeah. Well, I mean, and then, you know, there's like a lot of people have to work on Saturday night. Yeah. A lot of people in the service industry at all. Then, yeah, we had a lot of classmates out to work. Um, you know, a lot of classmates that aren't local or that don't care. We've, we've had people who passed away. Um, we, it, it seems as though we have people who maybe got along a few years ago and we're still their group of friends from high school, we're still a pretty tight knit group and then maybe a few election phases ago is what it kind of seems that that group separated. And then that some of those people, as from what I understand shattered, it's done. Yeah. So, you know, like it's not justifiably, you know, anybody on, you know, one side should, shouldn't put up with the other. Uh, yeah, but, and I, and I know some people like had, you know, have kids and stuff, so they couldn't come, but there were some people, it was good to see some teachers too. That was really cool to see some teachers. We haven't seen them forever. One of my favorite stories to tell from high school, I was about a teacher that I didn't even remember his name, but he was there and I coach Smith, coach Smith. Yeah. Um, I didn't know he was a coach. I'm sure I did when I was in the class, but right this, I was okay. It was integrated chemistry, physics and chemistry, integrated physics and chemistry. ICP. No, IPC. I know. Sorry. We, that was the thing. Cause that was like at the height of Insane Clown Posse's, you know, popularity. I would assume, do you think they have more fans now than they did then? And it is, is it only because of population gain? Like it's just the families of the people who already were fans that now their kids are fans. Uh, anyway, so I had this, uh, integrated physics and chemistry class, which is a pretty entry level class, right? It's your freshmen that you could skip it. Like they're like, you don't really need this class, but it counts for a credit. And so I didn't take it because I wanted to take biology and then I took anatomy and then I took chemistry and then I needed one more. And I didn't want to take physics for whatever reason. I looking back on it, I totally should have taken physics. Yeah, I've been fascinated by physics as an adult. And if I would have really understood what it was or like my potential interest in it, I would have absolutely taken it. I should have, that was dumb, but I did take it. So, uh, didn't take it. Uh, so what, what I did was go backwards to the class that you take freshman year, uh, my senior year. And that's actually all I needed to say for him to like glow up and realize who I was. He's like, Oh yeah, I remember you. So that was fun. Um, but I was also glad that he didn't remember me right away in a negative way because that would have been like, cause I was kind of a shit. Well, yeah, you were a shit. So I didn't know how much of a shit I had been in his class. Um, but he was actually the only teacher that I think I had. I don't know. Maybe I had vineyard, but I just don't remember. But anyway, she taught Spanish. Yeah. Yeah. I think I, for Spanish too, after Treplinsky failed me. So, um, I say that like I actually did all my work and she's failed and still failed me. That's definitely not true. Come to find out she failed everybody. Yeah, she did fail a lot of people that she fought with. Yeah. If she didn't get along with it, she didn't like you. She fought, she failed you. So I'm good for her. So there's a, yeah, so he's, he's there and, and I told him why I remembered him and this story, um, he would, it actually starts with a joke and he would always, uh, you know, mentioned something about a pot for. And, and, uh, and, and he did this and there was a particular person in the class that fell for it every time frequently. Like he did it often enough that everybody else was looking at her like, please don't fall for it again. And she was just, I don't know. I don't even, I think of her and I immediately think of her little friend too. Like they're one person because they were just like, to me, I only ever saw them coming into class together right at the last second and then leaving the class together. And so I just only, and I didn't even look like see them outside of class ever. So my only thought was like these two people together and I don't even remember the other girl's name. Um, and I'm not going to say the name of her because the story is kind of not nice towards her because she kept falling for this joke over and over and over again. And he would just be like, Hey, what, what are you doing over there with that pot for? And she was like, what? You know, the pot for, and what's a pot for? Well, cooking stupid.
A highlight from Ep. 123 - Unpacking the Influence of 1965: A Year that Shaped Music and Film
"Well, here we are, episode 123. In for my friend Todd Sorkin, aka Big Head Todd the Wet Sprocket. That's 100 plus 23 equals 123. His head is so big, yet his brain is so small. Anyway, on this episode, The Wrecking Two is back in action. Full force tonight. We will be talking about the year 1965. I don't think we've ever gone back this far. Talking about the music and the movies. Nice little addition, people like it. Of 1965, so sit back, relax, stop making your peace signs, because that was right around the corner. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual, over that wonderful introduction music created by the one and only, the professor, Mr. ... Only because he did that song. I'm going to give him a little bit of ... Let me get rid of that. I'll give him a little bit of credit. Mr. Lou Colicchio did the intro. Here we go, here we go. I don't even have The Wrecking Two on the screen yet, and Big Head Todd the Wet Sprocket comes in with, I am here, entertain me, and my big head. He gets it. He's finally seen. Sometimes I can kind of get it in there, just kind of ... Just own it. He has officially owned it. His head is bulbous. He's got a bulbous head. Speaking of bulbous, it's time Mark Smith from the ... Rolling Stone, Penalty Box, right off the bat. See that? And Lou Colicchio from the Music Brothers Progress, who has never seen Jackie Brown, Penalty Box right off the bat from both of them motherfuckers. They're bolted. I am not messing around tonight. Oh, no, no, no. We are not playing. It comes on my reading that rag, Rolling Stone. Let's try this again, gentlemen. Don't do it, Mark. I see you. I see Mark. He's reaching for it. All right. Let's bring him on. What do you want to get tortured for now? Mark Smith. You got the F bomb in the first three minutes. Come on. It's your fault. It's your fault, and it's Lou's fault. Oh, did I say that when Lou came before he came, or after he came out? Lou didn't hear that. Look at Lou. He's got that notebook. This is the Jackie Brown thing you're talking about. That's the movie. Quentin Tarantino movie. San Quentin Tarantino. Oh, Jesus. I think he did Pulp Fiction, right? Oh, you know what? You're in. Again. I agree. Put him away. I think. I think. Pulp Fiction was up for Best Picture. It got robbed. It got robbed by fucking, what was it, Training Day, I think. Beat it that year. Oh, okay. Which is just another bad cop movie. Were you lucky enough to see Pulp Fiction before the hype? Oh, dude. Are you kidding me? Oh, yeah. Me too. Multiple times in the theater. One of the only movies I've ever seen. I think I saw it in the movie theater four or five times. I couldn't get enough of it. I just heard. Oh, I forgot Lou. I just heard John Travolta's back. And so I go see this movie, right? And I had no idea what I was in for. Man, that was good. I didn't see Reservoir Dogs. I didn't know anything about Quentin. Wow. What a surprise when I saw that. I saw it when it first came out there. I saw it with my in -laws. My very old school Italian conservative in -laws. They were kind of. My mother -in -law was a little. She was pretty cool. My father -in -law was pretty uptight about it. Especially the hillbilly scene. Oh, in Pulp Fiction? Oh, yeah. Yeah. That was something I didn't see coming. When I opened that door, that's not what I thought. Hell no. I was going to say. I don't think anybody thought that.
A highlight from Delmarva Veteran Builders with Chris Eccleston
"Navy veteran Chris Eccleston is the president and founder of Delmarva veteran builders a fresh gritty commercial construction firm Igniting potential and doing epic things as he brings the veteran attitude to local construction projects coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur Wannabe or someone still stuck in that job trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success and now your host Joe crane as A member owned not -for -profit Navy federal puts members at the heart of every single thing that they do At Navy federal our members are the mission find out more at Navy federal org All right talking with Navy veteran Chris Eccleston from Delmarva veteran builders Chris welcome to the show Got some great things to talk about what's going on in the construction industry and what good good things veterans are doing there Before we do all that takes back to us what you did in the Navy Well, yeah, thanks for having me Joe. I appreciate it. Yeah, so I was in the Navy from 2000 to 2006. I was a nuke machinist mate and I was on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt During that time we deployed three different times One for enduring freedom and two for Iraqi freedom. Awesome Yeah, Tomahawks. I Well, I worked down in the reactor room. I was an RM div so not Worked on the I think it was to plant I was on to plant and so we would stand a lot of watch down there and work my way up through all the different reactor division watches and and then also got both of my Warfare pins and all that kind of stuff. So yeah, this is a cool time to be in in the service and Got to see a lot of ocean and then also a lot of different Port calls on the second and third deployment our first one we deployed like like a week after 9 -11 So we were out to sea for quite some time. Yeah, awesome. Well good story So did your transition out of Navy come quickly? Were you expecting it? You know, what was your preparation level at that? Yeah, I think the first and second deployment just because our rotation deployment rotation was so Condensed I just kind of saw that this was a pretty hard life and That I was going to get out I wanted to you know definitely have a wife and kids and I saw I just kind of knew that this is something that I Wasn't meant out for me. I thought I wanted to stay in and be a career guy, but I decided to change So I got I knew I was gonna get out I was just gonna do my six years and then I would get out so I had Decided that I was going to go to college and actually my last deployment I had gotten that calculus for dummies book because I had been out of school high school for six years and had to get prepped for all these Tests and everything. So I was actually out out to sea on my time off teaching myself calculus so I could pass the cow tests when I got back to college, but I you know, I Decided I was gonna go to school. I went to old old Dominion for a year I was gonna I tell people I was gonna go to civil engineering and I remember sitting with a The counselor and and they said that's great You're gonna have to take four years of calculus to get through the civil engineering and I was like, oh man well, how about something that doesn't take that and I said, well, how about construction management and the reason Construction was just so interesting to me was it was so tangible You were part of the team and you could really kind of see the results I mean the reactor is really cool and exciting But once you turn it on it just stays on and then just make sure nothing happens So it's kind of the same thing over and over again So I needed to I need hands ability and that's something in the structure So that's how I ended up in the construction, but I I had a hard time finding a job. I ended up being a trash man while I was in in College I so could not I could not find a job. I mean, I remember applying You know any anywhere I just kind of needed some work to supplement my income While I was in college Because then they I had the GI Bill, but they didn't have to post 9 -11 GI Bill yet So I still had to pay rent he grow You know had to pay it had all that that I had to pay for so I had to get a job while I was going to college So I ended up Being a trash guy and that's what I did I would go into houses and then clean out like all the drywall scraps and Wood scraps and all the trash and everything then take it to the dump and I could try and get one or two loads You know, I'd structure my days half days. So you don't meet a lot of people in college smelling like the dump and You know being five or six years older than everybody else, but it is all good. I wouldn't change it for the world Yeah, so So you did finish in school? I did. Yeah, I got my degree. I got my degree in three years. I actually Changed colleges from Old Dominion to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore I ended up getting a job as a as a construction laborer at a local construction company and Then working my way up in project management I did that all in about three years and And then I started I worked at that company for four or five years and then about ten years ago I started my own business and The reason Delmarva veterans builders and for the listeners out there Delaware, Maryland, Virginia that Delmarva It's a peninsula about two hours east of Washington DC It was a testament to the the veteran attitude I thought that we could bring that kind of attitude and mentality to the local construction workforce and we would kind of elevate or make it a little bit more professional than The the competition and we would just have a lot of success really fast and that's what we did We were really really successful. We took off, you know, we had the hockey stick curve and It was just a lot of fun. So but it I wanted to Really kind of hone in on veteran employment not only like permanent employment, but kind of transitional because at that time this would have been 2012 13 when I started business 13 The wars were winding down veteran employment was really unemployment was really really high. So The the timing was was right for that. And so it was in the national news all the time But I just knew that that mentality that type of workforce and then really just the construction industry and the you know, the military have a lot of nice parallels teamwork Clear goal in mind. Yeah, they're deliverables all that kind of stuff. So it's a nice parallel. 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Monitor Show 15:00 10-27-2023 15:00
"Pop culture is something that touches everyone. It's how we fill our leisure time and how we enjoy ourselves. Particularly when you're talking about the famous people and big personalities in entertainment and tech. There tends to be a need to sensationalize, but what I enjoy is explaining to people how the things that they love get made, come to be, and how people make money off of it. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you. Because context changes everything. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Business Week. Insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine. Plus, global business, finance, and tech news as it happens. Bloomberg Business Week with Caro Masur and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. Very good afternoon, everyone. Live from our Bloomberg Interactive Brokers studio. Streaming on YouTube and of course on Bloomberg Originals. It is TGIF. Friday, October 27th. That is... And listen, I'm going to put in my vote. Stick with the old Smith House rock. No, the new one's great. No. Yeah, come on. Unless you're doing Taylor's version, stick with the oldies. All right, Taylor's version. That's a deep tease. I like it, Carole. Hey, Taylor's version of the S &P 500. Not doing so well today. Maybe it needs a little Taylor Swift magic. Is she not a billionaire anymore now? She's probably still a billionaire. Thinks of ticket sales and value of her music. But the S &P 500 has dropped 10 % from its July peak. That's the threshold, Carole, of a so -called correction. Kind of doesn't necessarily mesh with the upbeat economic data we got this week. Consumers are spending. Inflation coming in hot. Or, you know, I guess up the most in the past four months. So, it's not easy.
A highlight from Bitcoin Set For MASSIVE GAINS! (Best Time For Crypto Accumulation?)
"The pump is never over, folks. Boy, I know. I'm feeling good. The crypto markets are starting to decouple from stocks. We may have cooled down a little bit, but we're expecting to cool down. I'm still feeling very bullish, still feeling very excited, still feeling very, very optimistic about this upcoming bull run. We got TJ and Josh with us on the ones and twos. How are you two doing today? Fantastic. In the corner today. I'm loving it. I got grounded. It's a little easy. You get to sit. And that's the main difference here. I like the shoes, man. I need that with my shirt here. But we got TJ. TJ, how are you feeling today? I'm feeling good. Love seeing Bitcoin going up. All right. And we're also talking some alts and we do got some alts that are performing quite well today. Folks, we're going to talk about Bitcoin and the decoupling we're experiencing with Bitcoin and stocks. So long have we said, well, Bitcoin has a strong correlation with tech stocks. Bitcoin has a strong correlation with growth stocks. Bitcoin has a strong correlation with the risk adverse or the risky stocks here. Those days might be behind us. So I don't want to hear about the S &P is dropping. I don't want to hear about, well, NASDAQ is showing some strong resistance at these levels. So I better sell my Bitcoin. Bitcoin might be the new master asset, the apex predator of all assets. I know Michael Saylor, he had that prediction three years ago. Well, it may be coming true today. All right, let's get right into the show here. Folks, make sure you check out Josh's video, came out last night. Let me hit home. All right, right here. You are here. And I would say that kind of sums up where we are within the four -year cycle. Still a firm believer in the four -year cycle. But I want to ask you, do you feel like just looking at that film and the video that you were in yesterday, do you feel like that's pretty accurate? I can't help but say I'm getting a lot of echoes of 2020 right now. The vibes are coming back. It feels like late 2020 or maybe that early January, we're all kind of debating on where we're currently at, but it does feel like that life's coming back from the market. So just it felt right. It felt right. The thumbnail looked good and the video is immaculate. So make sure you guys go check that out. Yeah, go check that out. I do want to share, you know, you talked about the vibes. I think we're not going to go into the X minute just yet, but I don't have it. There's the meme of it's Leo DiCaprio and it has him, you know, it's like, you know, Bitcoin at 35K today. But then it shows Leo from The Revenant is like Bitcoin at 35K about a year ago or on the way down. And my oh my, how things feel different when they're on the way up versus when they're on the way down. In fact, I remember people feeling bad about 50K. You know, there's a point where 50K was a scary number. Oh no, if we go below that, oh, it's over. Now, can you imagine how positive we would feel if we hit 50K? It's a night and day difference, folks. All right, make sure you're following us on X. Follow Josh Jake. It's not it's Joshua Jake, it's ZZ Joshua Jake. So you want to make sure you have the Z. Is a fake account, did they have the yes? Yeah. So that's actually why I had to do that in the beginning. Yeah. Yeah. There's a lot of Joshua Jakes out there. It's a very common name. You know, my parents just grabbed that right out of the Bible. They didn't try too hard. So unfortunately it's a lot of competition on social media. It's the resurrection of the basic names here. The new speaker of the house, his name might be Mike Johnson. It's like John Smith, a Mike. Is there any kind of combination of those names? We get to come up, you know, maybe just some vague thing where no one could really remember like, oh, we've got a Mike Johnson in the back. All right. That's perfect. Go ahead. Sign them up. All right. So it's Josh Jake. And he also catches a content here on Tik TOK, uh, 532 ,000 followers. I need to throw my Tik TOK up here too, as well. All right, guys, let's get into the crypto market though. I just hit refresh, but I like that fresh, fresh data. So we're going to hit it again. Just like that things update folks. Uh, we were up 0 .7. Now we're at 0 .6 here. You can see the crypto market cap coming at $1 .3 And trillion. real quick on that, we were talking a little bit this morning about how that 1 .3 trillion total market cap could be a little bit of a total market cap resistance from, you know, on the way back down. So, or it might break through. Yeah. Yeah. People were wanting to slow it down. Uh, no, not Josh. You, uh, sake. Uh, no, it's has the Z, not, not the, uh, not the Josh name. Uh, all right. But that's probably, you know what? You just made a new fake account. It's almost like, Oh, good idea. And now I'm going to send you a message. How'd your trades going? All right. Uh, let's go and look at the 24 hour. What is going on with this 24 hour volume? TJ, let me get your take here. I can't even remember the last time I've seen, you know, it's very rare. We get triple digits. I can't even remember the last time we saw over $200 billion. It's almost looks like a glitch. Uh, this is such a high, uh, departure because yeah, we have skyrocket. We've been hanging around this 30 to 50 billion. And now we're coming in at 230. What do you think this is a Bitcoin whales taking profit. That would be my best guess here. Yeah. I mean, obviously these are, these could be liquidations. It's a lot of money changing hands at these levels. Um, and, but I think it's just interest in, uh, money coming back into the market. We've got a lot of stuff, a lot of stables on the sidelines, a lot of cash on the sidelines. And I think people, the FOMO is just starting to kick in. I think a little bit from a lot of the bigger players, when you see Bitcoin take a big move, like it did over this past week, this past weekend, uh, you know, it could potentially rally into this weekend. I'll be really interested to see, interested to see what it does next week. Yeah. Seeing, uh, these volume numbers kick up is a very promising, uh, for all of this moving forward. It's exciting. It's fun to be, it's like, we are, we're back. We're back. Yeah. We're back. And, uh, we're seeing also a lot of hex volume too. So maybe Richard Hart, like woke up that God ETH wallet. Who knows? All right. Uh, Bitcoin dominance coming in at 51 .2. I'm not feeling the best about my bet with Tim Warren that we won't hit 60 before we hit 70 K, but you know, I'm, I'm still being optimistic here. ETH dominance coming in at 16 .6 and surprisingly low gas for $230 billion in volume gas, only 34 Guays. So really not too bad in the grand scheme of things. Let me zoom out a little bit. Bitcoin's price coming in at $34 ,181, uh, still kind of just ranging around in this 34 ,500 to 33 ,500 range Bitcoin down about 1 .3 % Ethereum down about 0 .1 % now below 1800. Let's, let's click on this. Just see how much has been battling that level. Okay. Okay. Uh, going against it, going against it, trying to pass it, trying to pass it past it, fake out, uh, you know, fall through support and then come through test support again. And now we're falling through. So we're going to maybe want to take a nice look at that one with charts here. Let's look at some of these other movements here. Look at that Solana, uh, pull back there. So a lot of people taking some profits off that Solana pump. You see it's up 31 % for the week, but now a nice little 5 % correction. And then doge coin. I said a lot of Pepe whales are going to roll their profits into a meme. And I chose doge as the meme took about a week, but, uh, it looks like maybe now it's starting to happen. I should have put my money where my mouth is. I didn't, I didn't listen to my own theory, but if you did, you're making some money. So go ahead and hit that like button. I appreciate it. All right. Uh, we have chain link whales, probably, you know, Sergei, he's starting to sell. So it's down about 4%, but still above $10. So 10 73, really good price. Now's the time to look at the top gainers. Are you excited for this Josh? I'm stoked every single day. Well, actually today's top gainers, you're going to see who it is. You'll see who it is in just a second. It's your favorite coin, right? When you see it, you want to throw a gala. I'm talking about gala, the gaming token. What is your opinion on gala? It is up 42 % for the week, still below 2 cents though, but it's above a penny. I used to love gala games. I really did. I used to hold onto it a lot in the last bull run and ultimate or leading into this, uh, bear market, but it was kind of, we just kept getting just plunged by a very, very thick samurai sword, just straight through the chest by the team and the foundation. Uh, and so, you know, just slowly over time, uh, you know, I started kind of starting to step away a little bit after what they were doing. Did you get in before the major pump right here? So I got on the max chart now. It looks like this was right around. Okay. So right when Bitcoin was pumping November, 2021 gala went all the way from under about a dime to about 65, 70 cents there. So when did you get in? I didn't get into about 20, 25 cents. I knew someone that just like was running all their nodes and stuff. So he made me jump in, but I made a quick profit off of it. Uh, but yeah, you know, and then kind of just fell in love with the community, got involved in the NFTs was like, Oh my goodness, play to earn game. He's going to be huge. Uh, you know, and there's just a few discrepancies that took place with the team and the foundation and early on NFTs. So, well, I think that there's a good lesson there too. Cause I, same thing. We got excited about gala. We played with some of the nodes. I've been to gala verse. I'm very intrigued at where web three gaming is going to go. Uh, but he mentioned a lot of different things, the team, the focus, the initiatives that they were on. And I, when I went to gala verse, I believe it was 21, maybe, yeah, it was summer of 21. They were unveiling the music stuff and gala films, and they were definitely very split focus going a lot of different directions. Uh, the, uh, one of the original founders, definitely strong resume, but seeing a lot of the different initiatives that they had made me pause and like, wait a minute, just stick to games. If you guys go to all these different directions, it's definitely going to get fragmented very quickly. Um, and so I think there's something to be said there for watching a project, seeing what they're working on, they can have a really good idea of being a really good niche just because the project doesn't necessarily succeed. Doesn't mean gaming, you know, web three gaming, isn't going to succeed. Uh, and I still would like to see where some other games come out because they've got a lot in development, but, uh, the tokenomics, we've said for quite some time on this channel, a lot to be desired for. And, and, and that happens a lot in gaming. You get people that know how to make games, but they don't know anything about blockchain. Uh, and so you end up with a good game and bad tokenomics, and then the inverse, you might have really good tokenomics, but a unplayable game. And that we haven't really found a happy medium yet. And I will say this about gaming tokens, it's going to have a high percentage of investors are retail compared to very obscure defy play compared to, you know, this L two side chain para, you know, those are going to have a more of the, the, the in -depth people gala is going to have a huge influx of retail is my prediction. And then the markets can remain, uh, irrational longer than you can remain solvent. And so don't, you could have, you could be screaming at these people don't buy this because look at this huge token unlock and they're like, yeah, I don't really know what that means. I'm going to go ahead and buy this coin. Shut up nerd. So that's going to be my two cents on, you know, the, the counter where, Hey, you know, these tokenomics are terrible. There's no way it can pump. There's going to be a huge percentage of people who just do not care about that. Unfortunately. I agree with crimson caravan company says web three gaming is going places, but I don't think gala is going to take it there. Okay. I tend to, yeah, I think play during game is it'd be especially in the e -sports category. I mean, there's just so much you can do. That's going to allow a lot more gamers of streamers out there. I know you come from Twitch. It's such a competitive area. I think there's going to be a really good crossover in the future, but like you said, it's just, we haven't found that perfect balance yet. And I do expect that to come in the future. And don't you have a little bit of a gaming background, Josh? Yep. Yep. Just a little bit. Try playing professionally with the Vegas competed to the whole nine yards and then started there. That's where I actually started streaming Fortnite's call of duty. And then the game called split gate. If that's a young person's game, a first person shooters is a young person's game. If you look at Fortnite, like the world leaders are all teenagers are lower. And so like at a certain point, like these, these milliseconds of reaction speed is what makes the world champion 22, 23. You can't do it anymore. Cause some 12 year old is going to be like, you know, moving his fingers a hundred miles per hour. It's crazy. Yeah. And also there's a really bad drug usage and a first person shooter. E -sports also in magic. Yeah. Yeah. They actually rolled back the drug testing parameters. That's a real thing. It's like actually a recent story from this week. They, they, they rolled that back. So it's, it's Adderall. So it's, it's, it's heavily, heavily abused in the gaming industry. All right. Let's talk about some of the top gainers though. Speaking of being abused, we have Doge. It got abused all the way down from 69 cents, but now it is back to under 90 % correction folks. So we're back to 90 % draw down instead of 95%. So how do we feel about that? A Doge coming in 7 % pump up to 7 cents, a quant. God dang it. We're just, we're talking about quants so much internally in the office in the past. I don't know a lot yesterday and a lot this morning. I didn't know it was even the number three gainer. We got to get these shorts out. We should have got a short out, man. We should have done a quant short because guys, this was on our radar. We were talking about it. Also we have roll Bitcoin. It's up 5 .4 % along with rocket pool, Shiba in you. So I guess my theory did play out. Folks said the Pepe whales are going to put it in meme tokens. It looks like it's finally happening. Arbitrum up 5%. The graph. Hey man, what are your thoughts on the graph? I love the graph, by the way. Indexing is a huge part of the industry, but you know, if you're trying to read a white paper, I did kind of close my eyes and felt like I was in a library, but you know, indexing is going to be needed for scaling and everything on Ethereum. So I do like graph. I've looked into the past, made quite a few videos on it, but ultimately I don't hold it. Uh, I think I just, because I don't know, again, it just wasn't, it's not the sexy token of the industry. You know what I mean? No. And when you start breaking down, uh, it has a good moniker, which does not, I'm not saying this is what the graph is, but people call it the graph, the Google of blockchain. Yeah. And they call it that it doesn't really make any sense once you really kind of deep dive, but on the surface, it's, it's a not totally unfair comparison. I could see retail and speaking of retail, you know, there's a couple of retail plays. I think I think crypto .com, just the fact that it's called Crow, easy to say crypto .com great URL. I think that's going to play out in a large way. And I would say the same thing for the graph, Google of blockchain. Well, that sounds good. It's on Coinbase. I'm going to buy, Oh, it's under a dollar. I'm going to buy it. So I really feel like retail is going to come back. Also all the people that stayed on the sidelines who had huge pumps from it. Uh, so they, they're probably going to want to get back in. All right. Avalanches. Uh, then after that guys, it gets a little bit boring. We're under 3%. So let's look at the top losers. There's none.
A highlight from Military v Civilian leadership - whats the difference?
"In this episode I speak to Jack Smith about the importance of leadership and how it differs between the military and civilian life. During this conversation Jack discusses the importance of recognising individual reactions to stress and burnout and how military leadership skills can be applied in civilian environments. We talk about the importance of humility in leadership and how military leadership training can impact civilian leadership styles with a focus on empathy and decision making in challenging environments. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Jack Smith. How you doing Jack? I'm very well, thank you for having me, are you well? Yeah apart from a cold so if I sound a bit stuffed up please forgive me. So Jack tell me what type of movies do you like to watch? You know I'm a wide variety of movies I like naturally you know coming from the background that I do I like a good war movie. I like to spend the majority of my time picking pieces apart in war movies and stuff like that it always irritates everybody I watch them with but anything you know good action drama I just don't do horror movies very well. Yeah I understand what you're saying I find that as I as I get older my tastes have changed quite substantially and my ability to sit through stuff so back in my head I'm like is this a good use of my time? It's like committing an hour and a half to three and a half hours in some cases isn't it where you just go I could be doing something else. Well yeah it's more like I might start watching a something like a series or something can get like five episodes in and then I always make the mistake of just seeing how many is in there then notice that there's like five seasons and I'm like no I cannot commit the time to catching up to the to the fifth season so like even though I was enjoying it I'm like no I can't spend that much time. And I know I love a box set you can pick it up and put it down whenever you eat whenever you get your spare time it's that sort of way to escape I think. Oh that's the problem I can't put them down so that's why I just watched them one after the other so that's why I'm like oh no I can't commit 30 hours because that's how long it's going to take. So Jack tell us a bit more about you. Yeah so I'm currently the the logistics lead and inventory lead for an IT solutions company we deal in warehouse and distribution but my background comes from the military where I've spent time in both the regular and reserve space so I've been able to travel around a bit and work with varying different people all different kinds of leaders and really had a sort of experience of the spectrum of what the military has to offer all its qualifications and all of its sort of building and training and all the way through to where I am now where I say I now have the the absolute honor of being able to train our British Army Reserve soldiers so it's been a really exciting time it's really exciting career and I went into logistics with the British Army because it was it was closest to my house at the time it was the closest unit to my house at the time and it was the best decision I could have made because it really set me up for where I am now and where I am now and where I'm going now is really exciting for me and there's there's a lot that I'm learning and there's a lot that I'm benefiting from and it all comes down to essentially the the the start in life that the the the British Army and the MOD as a wider piece has given me really. Okay thank you for that I've had a number of people from all sorts of different countries military on and they all have something unique to say you you mentioned earlier that you know the British Army's helped set you up for how you're leading today can you explore that a little bit more for us? Yeah absolutely so one of the things that I've learned in my time with British Armed Forces and with the Army is that there is no sort of clear differentiation between when you become a leader and when you're not and I think from the get -go in its most simplest forms when you look at the processes and training that you go through you're always encouraged to know the person above you and you know know the person above you's job and what what it is that they need to be able to do in order to you know fulfill a mission to complete a task and so on and so forth so from the get -go that kind of introduction to to leadership is is is presented to you and it's up to you then to take that with both hands and and essentially manage how you go forward you know within two to three years of of British Army service you could you can be promoted especially from the the non -commissioned ranks so the the people that aren't officers when you become a junior NCO or junior non -commissioned officer that is that is your first rung on the ladder and that is you for being recognized as as a leader as a supervisor if you like from from very early on in your career obviously from a commissioned officer perspective you have you know 44 weeks I believe it is at Sandhurst where you are trained throughout that entire year as well as looking at your strategies and and understanding all sorts of things within the military curriculum you are bred then to be a leader from the second you walk out the door so it inherently gives you that that opportunity to start learning and developing your leadership and your leadership style as soon as you begin. Okay so I mean that's a that is quite a substantial course you've got there so what what are you learning though because 44 weeks of leadership training seems like a lot so what specifically are you learning there? So I'm not I didn't commission so I'm I'm part of the non -commissioned part so the the officer training itself is a bit of a mystery to me and I think it's interesting to be that way it's like this sort of dark art that the officers do they sort of go in one week carrying their ironing board under one arm and then leave you know 44 weeks later ready to to command soldiers you know and I think the majority of it it looks at that command part and how leadership and management feeds into the command piece so but the intricacies of the training itself is is a mystery to me and I think it's probably intentionally. That makes that makes a lot of sense so having been in the army out and then training reserves and then doing your day job as well how do you see the differences if there is any between a military leader and say a ceo or a senior leader in a civilian organization? Well this is the big secret there isn't a great deal of difference.
A highlight from Ep. 122 - Traveling Back to 1990: A Year of Iconic Music, Movies, and Events
"Well, here we are, episode 122, and on this episode I don't have the wrecking to tonight. Nope, only got one of them. The Professor, Lou Colicchio, me and Lou are going to tear it down. You see, Mark Smith evidently didn't pay his cable bill or his Wi -Fi bill or his internet bill because he called and said, I can't make this show tonight. I don't have service. Stop buying the wine and pay your bills, buddy. That's all I got to say, but he'll be watching on his phone. Thank God for 5G. Enough about him. Me and the Professor will be talking about the year 1990 and music and movies. People like that. So enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. Welcome to the podcast. You know the name. I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Dlive, Twitter's X, X, Twitter, whatever it is now, and I have two screens up there. I have been scrambling all day. I have been scrambling all day. Let me get my chat set up here. Yeah, this has been kind of crazy. I just did the intro about, I don't know, 10 minutes ago. And about four minutes ago, I think Lou and Mark teamed up on me on this one. I swear they did. I think at that point they have a real comfort level that they can fuck with me. And I think because after I did the intro, you know, I'm setting up the studio, the virtual studio, and all of a sudden who pops up? Mark Smith from the Music Rollers podcast with his wine. He's a trooper. He's doing this on his phone for the podcast listeners. He's doing his like FaceTime thing on his phone and yeah, because he has five Gs. He can pay for that, but he can't pay for his internet. But Lou, who was supposed to be here, oh, I have laptop issues. I have laptop issues. Well, Lou evidently isn't a trooper like Mark is. What's up, buddy? How are you doing? Listen, can you hear me? I can hear you, yes. I sound like shit, but okay. I'll be on until Lou gets on and then I'll bow out. But, well, you know, yesterday morning, Lou called me first thing and said, hey, you want to fuck with Scott? I said, no, don't fuck with Scott. He's a nice guy. And Lou said, we got to fuck with him. Found him. Are you trying to pit me and Lou against each other? Is that what you're doing? Do you have an ulterior motive? Are you like an evil podcast genius that I didn't know about until this point? Are you? Well, just don't search around for me too much, okay? Don't do any deep dives on Mark Smith. So, real quick, how's everything going? Good? Going good, except I'm going to live for four or five days without any internet, which is kind of wild. Like back in the day when you had cable, it didn't matter. Hey, we're without internet. Now, when you don't have internet, you don't have anything. It's going to be a fun weekend, you know? You're like, what? I got a digital antenna. I'll watch some local stations. I'll watch Svengoolie on Saturday night. I'll, you know, read books, play some DVDs. There you go, like the old days. Excellent, man. And you sent me a text that you have one of those new -fangled digital antennas, right? Yeah, well, kind of new -fangled, but yeah, they're good. I tell you, the quality of HD on those digital antennas is actually better than getting it through cable or BIOS or whatever. They are pretty good, yeah. Look at this. So, Patty says, Patty, Asi, how's it going? Good evening, Scott and Mark. Good evening, Patty. April. April and Mark says, Mark Smith is a no -agenda guy. Oh, no, no, no. Do not let this guy below right here. Don't let that fool you, April. No, no, no. Yeah, he's a trooper. Okay. There's an agenda here somewhere. I know there is. There's a game playing play there. I just haven't found out what it is yet. I can't text Luke because I'm using my phone. Damn it. If you see me do this, all of a sudden, you know. You're texting on the screen. All right, buddy. So, I don't know what you have, but let me just, we'll jump right into the year 1991. And as usual, give me some of your excellent commentary as we go along. Right off the bat, January 8th, 1990, we start off with Irish singer Sinéad O 'Connor released her famous single, Nothing Compares to You. And then, what do you think the next line is? Oh, I can't remember. No, no. The next line, it says released her famous single, Nothing Compares to You, originally. Recorded, written by Prince. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's like every fucking person in the world. How many times have you heard me say this? I fucking hate that. I hate that. Did you know Prince wrote that song? Did you know that? Did you know Prince recorded it and gave it? Did you know that? Shut the fuck up. Because you can't give a performance. You can give a composition, but that's a performance worth its weight in gold. It's a great performance. Fucking, everybody wants to be like, I know about music. That's like the worst party music trivia you'd ever fucking throw out there. I know. They feel brilliant. They're compelled. They feel compelled to say it. Anyway, I digress. Hey, Manic Monday was written by Prince. I'm sure if you record it, it wouldn't be the version that we all like. You don't hear all that, right? No. So as I said, a couple Sundays back, I saw Morrissey, my man Morrissey at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the big guitar at Hard Rock Live. And he had come out originally after she died and lambasted all the fucking bandwagon jumpers that always feel bad when he basically said, you were the motherfuckers. These are my words. You were the motherfuckers. I don't think Morrissey talks like that, that caused her to go in that direction. You were the ones that canceled her. You were the ones that pointed your crooked finger at her and said, you're a heathen. You're this, you're that. And then when she passes away, unfortunately, they all praise her. They praise her. And he's like, no, no, no, no, no, no. I'm not biting. So he always does a video montage before his concerts. And the first thing he played was nothing compares to the video. And it was rather chilling, I have to say. It was rather chilling.
"will smith" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Had almost a year to think about what he would say, only the way that Chris Rock could say it. When Chris Rock is at his best, he really is able to successfully marry social commentary with humor. Rock again, taking aim at Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, teasing tabloid father surrounding their marriage. I didn't have any entangled mints. Everybody in him. None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television. She heard him way more to he hurt me, okay? And suggesting Smith slapping him for joking about Jada's bald head, the result of alopecia was actually missed placed anger. Rock has maintained he didn't know about Jada's condition at the time. Everybody in the world called him a I tried to call him and give him my condolence and pick up for me. The entertainer sincerely acknowledging that he even admired his fellow actor at one point. He'd made some great movies. I have rooted for Will Smith my whole life I root for this, okay? Smith has repeatedly spoken about the incident. Publicly apologizing for his actions and punished by the academy. Banned from returning to the Oscars for the next ten years. Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable. I'm human. And I made a mistake. Rock receiving rave reviews from many for the set that tackled topics like abortion, racism, wokeness, and cancel culture. The kind of people that play Michael Jackson
"will smith" Discussed on The Spice OH! Life (Chris & Angela)
"If we're true and honest with ourselves, we all have to do that. Brother if something happened towards us, our son that brother was a transgression towards another, we have to check ourselves. We have to check in with our own minds and do a mental self check. And I'm not saying you have to do that if you're crazy or if you got this issue or whatever, but as a human being, if we're really honest with ourselves, we always have to be aware of how we think, how we feel, why we feel this way, while we think that way, why we did this, why we're not doing that. So on and so forth, and so that could have been a part of the reason I would love to have acts will smell like what was the reasons what made him say, hey, I'm great go to this country. I'm gonna go take this move and I'm gonna take a break from the limelight or from my family or from whatever this thing is and do this. Was it just for your mental? You know what I'm saying? Was it just for just being out of the limelight away? I think it was both. I think it was all the above. And I think also the fact that I think you went to India or whatever, wherever he went, it was for like a self improvement type thing, you know, for him to, you know, what do they call it when people go it's sabbatical? Walkabout, that's what it is. Oh. Rehab or whatever you call it. So he actually went there to do something to help him to try to figure out, you know, maybe he was probably wondering, well, why did I do it? Do that, you know? Why did I allow myself? To, you know, come out of ailment because actually that's out of his element. We've never seen him like that. You know, when I saw that, I didn't know who I was looking at. 'cause that's not the person that we, you know, that we're used to seeing Will Smith is a very positive person, you know? He's a positive, but he's good at not. I'm sure he's not perfect, but he's using to keeping that part of himself not on camera. Exactly. You know, I could, you know, he could have took care of that behind stage, even if that, well, I don't know. But anyway, it's over and done. Things have been done. I think he wants to expedite. That's why he sent this up. Hey, 'cause you think about you Will Smith. So somebody's a nah I ain't gonna talk to you right now. He's trying, it is a frustrating feeling. Safe for instance, when you make a mistake. Yeah, you know, and then we made a mistake and we actually admit we made the mistake, right? Then we want to make it right. So we were like, oh, I'm sorry. Sometimes you can't just, yeah, you may be sorry, but you can't unfortunately, no matter who you can be, Will Smith, president, whoever you are, it ain't just going to work like that. It's not going to always work that way. So that can be confusing because that situation now is not in his control. That's true. He has no control over when and how that's going to happen. So what he decides. One thing I can't control is everybody know what Will Smith did and how I feel about it at this moment and what Chris Rock a team has said to me. And that's what he decided to do. I don't know how long ago that transaction was, but I think he wanted apologize or at least get it out there, but he was frustrated about the fact that that wasn't moving forward with him. Because he's a proud person used to getting things done in movie things for him. And if you think about it too, if he's if he went away for help, and if he's a safety guy and help, if you like, he want to put that behind him. He wanted to hurry up and get that because he probably want to hear, I want to know whether Chris forgives him. That probably would help. Think about it. If you've done something to someone, and you, you know, you're trying to get past it, you would really want to know whether they forgive you or not, you know? You want to get past it, you sorry, especially if you really start. So that may be a sign that he is sorry. He's deeply sorry for what's happened. And he wants to get past it. And he wants for both of them, both of them to move on, so and when you talk about self care and mental health, that is a step in the right direction. Yeah. But he does feel some kind of way that I do know about what his initial reasons for that because his and we're listening to what he said and remember what he said he said. That's not how he basically should have handled that. He's not saying that he's justified right and how he handled it. He didn't say, you know what? That wouldn't even work for me ever doing. I should have never even, you know, it wasn't that big a deal. He didn't say none of that part. He just, hey, he has a right to say, he's basically saying, hey, how did that mess? I'm not even trying to justify at this point. And back then, when I didn't say that initially because I was all in a mental fog. I can't speak on why. I mean, I was somewhere else. So he's admitting that something went on within his mind. That he can't even when somebody tell you they was in a fog. And I know the man wasn't sitting there on drugs, so obviously he's saying I was in a fog that he was in such a space, our head space that he can not clearly recollect that whole day or that situation because it was just like, boom, boom, boom, stuff going on. And you about to be nominated. You got a chance to win something on the highest level, so on and so forth. The white right there, laughing, emotions, a billion things and it was just, he can not clearly say, that's the way I'm seeing. He just couldn't clear to say what it was. And I would have to respect that. Some people might say, oh, what are you talking about? What are you going to follow the fall ran through the building? I don't remember seeing the fall. Could you see a fog in the building? Exactly. So yeah. But no, he's talking about within his own mind. And so that comes back to the mental health thing. That I totally agree with you on that. You never know what he's dealing with, you know, personally, but also the fact that, you know, now it's like you've done something and think about this guy. Think about this. If you got things going on with you and you, you know, you really need to find ways to take control back, you know? Thinking irrationally in saying things could hurt folks. You know, think about, you know, and at the moment when you talk about anger when you upset, you know, someone calls your name or they do something to you. And you very mad and upset. And you want some, oh man, automatic thing. If you're reacting without thinking, you need to do some self care, you need to get some help. Because that's not a normal way. You know, to handle things. That's not how you handle things. So, and anger is not, it's not one of those things that, you know, think about what anger does when you upset, think about what it does to the body. It's not good for the body. I mean, people can get sick, just being angry. It has some negative effects on the body. So, and definitely negative effects of somebody hit you too. Yeah. But at the same time, we have to be careful, and we have to know ourselves. Don't get pushed to the limit, you know? Not get pushed to the limit. Well, it's just, again, it comes back to really knowing yourself because getting pushed to the limit is relative like something that normally may not even push a person to a limit for some reason that specific day it does. But if we are aware of where we are in our feelings, if we are honest, not only can we prevent that with Intel just said about these limits we hit. But we also can know how to say, okay, this is going to be how I'm going to take care of it. She said, self care. So this is like what I want to do. And it may be something beyond what you can just do that day. It may be something. Okay, I need to make an appointment. Yes. RMA saying, you know, I need to take so I need to take some vitamins, or I need to do something. I need to take whatever I'm prescribed to do, our goal and get and have a conversation. But the main thing to start being, oh man, I'm feeling why am I feeling this stress coming from someone? Yeah. Why am I getting angry? Why was I angry at an hour ago and it hadn't changed yet? So all those things should start thinking where you know what, well, at this moment, it may not be messed for me to start going and interacting with somebody. If I'm in this emotional state. And here's the funny thing. Sometimes people can feel that way and then feel a need to go interact while they're in this emotional state. And then that's when we have some problems. Yes, I totally agree. So all of a sudden I was going to say too. The best. I wouldn't go say what you say. But anyway, also to just leave. The best thing to do is leave, get out of that situation, just leave. If you know that you're about to, you know. You know, do something that's not, you know, it's just like in will's situation. If he had just left, cooled off. Consider marching towards Christmas. He got up and he didn't get up. Alopecia Jada. Yeah, so I think that probably, yeah, I think that's probably the best thing to do, you know? And just they'll say, man, it comes with time. He would give him some good advice. And then all of that great advice could have came before popped out of doing the thing. Yeah. It was a guy that made a great point. Doctor Richard, he was like, we all know if it was different scenarios with that happen. And we can't imagine it happening. Like, let's say, for instance, I can't imagine I'm making this Joe but let's say this is Tom Hanks was up there and said, all right, see ya and GI Jane in it. Will Smith would have been like and probably looked at him. But he went and got up there. A couple of there's a million reasons why, but it could go back to what I was saying earlier. They don't have maybe some kind of undercover negative history of anything that we're aware of and not an unaware of. Yes. That's why there's nothing if one day Will Smith tells me, you know what? I ain't never had no conversation with Chris Rock like that man. We are buddies. We always had great conversations. I can not explain. There was never a hint from Chris Rock knows that I know there's never if he said something like that, I would be blown away because there had to have been something previous like this is not, you guys know, usually when you see something, there was already a precursor to something. Yeah, you know, like ants. I'm a museum. Y'all know what other critter we can use, you know, some of y'all know about that. I don't know about it, but let's see if you see an ant more than likely there's some ant somewhere if you see an ant. Yeah. Here are there. They're like, okay, there's somewhere. So that situation is a precursor or was a happen, but it's something somewhere and all of its stems from emotions and everything and not being so aware of your thinking and yourself that you never checked it and then just built up to what we saw. We just saw the volcano come out with some lava. That's what we saw. We didn't see what was going on under there. Yes. I totally agree. And Jalen could have said something. Well, she got not seeing it. Like, I'm saying back in the past. Real, you're right, but she gave that look. If you could have had a sound effect of those eyes, it would have been like, um, 'cause their role is so hard. They're like I think she was like, oh boy, here we go. Here we go. And I'm sure she even got like, where I was rolling, but I mean, come on. She wasn't even shocked by that. Album thinks she saw that coming. I don't think so either. Yeah, that's pretty interesting. So guys, yeah, that's really the connection that we had. It's like he really just wants things to move forward. I don't know that there are buddies. There's something there and it could have just in the issue here's another theory I'm just giving you another theory. The issue could just be between him and Chris. Jada could have been fine. Jada could have been like, man, when I work with Chris rob, we had a great experience. It was fun. I told will all about it when I got what I couldn't have brought a problem. You told will all about all the great times you have with Chris Rock and you know how he even though they said all this stuff is open, which is strange within itself, the main thing is that you never know what impact the conversation. Again, I'm not trying to blame her, but I'm saying, we never answer the note, if Angela has a conversation with me about something that's affected her positive negative, no matter what she thinks or whatever. I'm still gonna have some kind of feelings about it, good or bad. It doesn't matter. She may not ever know it. She may know it, I don't know. So that's one thing we forget if I'm going around saying something positive or negative, good or bad about another man or woman, Angela's gonna have her own thoughts about it. I may or may not hear about it, but that's how it works in a relationship. Yes, Chris, I totally agree. Yeah. So anyway guys, this has been very enlightening for me for Angela, I think. Was it? Yes, it's very enlightening. You receive some insight from the spice. Anyway, yeah, we could go on forever. Yes, we could. I feel let's just stop so far. I'll see you at the top. And I think it's good to touch on the mental health thing because I think our reaction lets us know where we are mentally and that there is some tuning up that needs to be done to me to do it, get the help we need it if needed and also making sure that we make a man's for things that we've done. That are,
"will smith" Discussed on The Spice OH! Life (Chris & Angela)
"Happened was huge. I mean, it was the punch or slap that was heard around the world. You know, everybody heard about and it is, I mean, when you saw it, I mean, I became in there. I felt very sorry for Chris Rock. I mean, I felt really bad for him because he that's his job. He's a comedian. So it's like, you know, come on now. You got to expect that out of him. That's what he does. You know, you expect Chris brought to sell joke when he's up there. So I just really think that he should have waited and just did this. Did this on Chris terms, you know? He said that he wasn't ready and that he would reach out when he was. So that is my take on it, and I really think that I do think will is sincere. I think that he's really kind of got beat up already in regards to, you know, the public and the media and all this other stuff. But I really think that this should have waited. A little bit longer. Yeah, so this is my take on the apology. I believe that how he worded it. If you listen close to it, again, I wish I could see it, but he's sorry he said that javi said it, but whatever happened. He's sorry about the mess. But I go back to when this original all started, there is something more there to it that we just don't know about. He could have had some running with Chris and maybe joking because you can never tell sometimes where the will switch is serious, you know, can sometimes because he is an actor. But he could have told them in one pass and like, hey man, next time I'm telling you next time in Chris Rock, be like, all right, bro, I got you. And Chris Rock thought nothing about it. I couldn't get something to mention a few months ago, a year ago and backstage, whatever, and Chris Rock go out there and do his job, do what he's paid to do and do what he makes a living at. And Will Smith was serious about what he said. Now I'm just giving these to just me giving theory. So I'm not, I wasn't privy to any inside information. Again, another scenario could have been him, you know, one time his wife was in the middle of filming that animation came home probably upset one day and really really emotional. And he was there and he saw it and maybe that connected. So it doesn't make sense that that just, that is the beginning of that. Like that happened out of the blue, because even when he apologized with that 5, nothing is a little over 5 minute apology. It was never specifically saying, man, I should have never put my hands on this guy. He didn't deserve that. Me also yelling and telling him to keep mine. That's really a clue. When he said that, keep my wife named him out. That's a clue. That's something that like a sound like Dave had some kind of conversation in regards to that before. I don't think that was the first time that was brought up. Now, maybe it wasn't brought up to this level. Again, and I'm not making excuses either way, but maybe Chris Rock didn't think much about it because this man knows this is what he does for a living. That's like telling somebody, hey man, don't act again. Will Smith because Will Smith is an act. That's what he do. Telling the comedian not to say this, that in the third or keeps on specifics person's name at their mouth. It's pretty tough request for professional comedians. That's true. In fact, what it does is what if he knows comedians well, it didn't exacerbate a certain not only is he going to mention it. Almost half of not all comedians go to pinching it, which is what kind of happened. Yeah, I think he made the situation worse. So just I believe apology because it was him. That wasn't an apology that somebody said, hey, here's your problem. He wanted to say it, how you wanted to say it. And so him saying it how he wanted to say it is basically I got, hey, I don't want to, this was a mess and I'm not saying it's the way it went down and how it all went through. I'm not okay with it. I'm not saying I'm justified in it because now that all emotions went away and all that smoke was cleared, he see how and saying that was. But it doesn't sound like he'd take back how he felt in his emotions and all those things. And he thought that by doing this and these things going down that way, he didn't think that people would see it that way because he's in the moment. Now that he's had time to jump back from it, you see all the response from it. Sometimes when we are at in who we are as a human, he's just in his mind, he's Will Smith for some moments we do forget that he don't think he sometimes can slip. I'm Will Smith with over 1 million followers a 100 million followers are 200 million followers and I'm an actor and I'm an influence of people, some kind of way. All those things don't stick with you every moment of your life. Humanity kicked in imperfection kicked in and he made a decision that he not like having a real friend. And he'll be fine. I mean, he's accumulated wealth and he's good at what he do. This is a bump in the road. Yeah, I totally agree. And also, with all the other people that were influenced where that were affected, not affected by this, he apologized to his mother to his brother and to his wife and kids. I mean, that's a huge thing, you know? And plus, also, he apologized to quest love because, you know, Chris was up there, presenting that Oscar to him, but you gotta think to that when you're talking about violence. I mean, you assaulted someone. And of course, everybody, that was the great debate in regards to whether he should have been arrested right away or whatever there was so much going on in that, you know, within that time frame, but I really, really think that even though he is sorry, that's something that you can't take back, you know? So things are not going to be the same, but for me, I really want to see those two men things. I know it's not going to be the same, but you know, for things because they were obviously close at one point. They were close. But it's like what, you know, what can be done to mend this, you know? If will is really sorry for what he's done and it could be Chris like, hey, there's nothing you can do. You hurt me, man. I mean, you know, Chris was solid for a few weeks. So it's like, he obviously was definitely hurt and just think about the embarrassment of that. And that's something that he's not going to ever forget. That's, I mean, that's going down in the history books. But at the same time, it's like, how can it, well, we can say everybody, 'cause we watched it, everybody watched it on TV. How can we, how can all of us get past this? And just move on and just let things, you know, you know, you know, people have the consequences of,
"will smith" Discussed on The Spice OH! Life (Chris & Angela)
"You guys doing this is Chris and that is Angela and this is the spice oh. All right guys, so as you can probably tell from the title looks like Will Smith put out an apology and just wanted to get everybody's thoughts, love to hear your thoughts in the comments, but we just thought mantha thought that was pretty interesting. Sometimes you wonder why and the timing and I think just from looking at the whole situation, obviously there was something going on that triggered that for Chris Rock. But before we get deep into that, antelope, you got a couple of things you want to talk about a mentor. Yes, a few important things, guys. So we would love for you guys to follow us on our social media platforms. We have a podcast on pot bean, Spotify, Apple, Google, we have several more as a more podcast listings as well. We're gonna put it in the description. If available, also YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, and Twitter, and also TikTok. Yeah, so if they're not there immediately, they're eventually will be there. So that doesn't mean they're right there right now. Yeah. But that's the goal, so just a little patience and time, but yeah, guys, we're out there. So get right into it, Angela. So yeah, Will Smith set an apology. And of course, he's the kind of guy that probably wants to have things really scripted. Yes. And make sure everything is nice and organized, but that doesn't mean that the apology wasn't sincere and that's probably that he mean it. Was it him trying to get, you know, Chris Rock to say something, I respond, 'cause that was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind was he said he reached out to him. So if he reached out to him, and then he said, Chris Rock said, well, hey, I'll his people because it sounds like that's what he wanted everybody to know. He didn't talk to Chris Rock. Then y'all know somebody Chris Rock, the people behind Chris Rock are around them saying hey, he'll get with you right now. He's not ready. Because Chris Rock, from what I was still Chris Rock has been stepping out and saying something. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, that's correct. So basically one of the things that you did mention is if that apology was sincere. So we know if it was you or I or anybody else personally for an apology for you to accept an apology, you want that apology to seem sincere. So the question is, do you think the apology was sincere? Or because one of the things that you mentioned about Chris Rock's people that's who got back to will when he was asked, you know, if he apologized to Chris, he said his people told him that he said that he would get back with you, which means that Chris Rock was going to get back to Will Smith in regards to, you know, talking to him in regards to the apology. When he's ready, they say he wasn't ready and that he would contact him. Yeah. Also, too, just that's what we're going to kind of dive into as far as some of the things we'll spend. I wish we had some clips to show you guys, but basically Bill Smith said the first part I kept trying to remember, he said, it was like he had questions to one or two questions and I can not recall exactly how the question went, but it was basically him just responding. To that question about. I remember one of them. I think it was the second question. And I'm so sorry, guys, that we don't have that where you can look at it or hear it or anything. But we will, you know, we'll do that next time. But it was one related to his wife, and they asked him, did she say something to him? And of course, everybody knows she didn't say nothing to him. So I don't even know what that question was asked, but he responded to it, though, that was some question on everybody's mind. The bottom line is that the question that should have been accessed when she gave that look, is that what made you jump up? And march. That march, and that march, even when he was walking up there, man. I don't know. I would call that the deaths there. She was like, I mean, everybody's seen how she looked. Well the eyes kind of rolled. Yes. It wasn't happy with that. That's the thing. Did she even the cameras moved around so fast? So I don't know if she looked at him, but the one thing that it seemed is after he's laughed at what Chris Rock said and you don't know it could have been a fake laugh, real life, whatever. Maybe in this left peripheral saw the eye roll that his wife did or just knew that she did wasn't feeling that. Yeah. And that's another thing I was thinking about. You never know what conversations they had. Yes, true. A couple. So it's not like that is the trigger, and that's the first time she's seen her disdain for something. Someone didn't like or Chris Rock in particular. So I think, and again, this is all when you start getting a guess and maybe there was already some stuff behind the scenes about that because they did do a movie to get up animation together. And I'm sure she'd be like, I was tired of Chris Rock and his jokes and picking on me and could have been all kind of like that and Will Smith probably took it personal. So on and so forth. So that could be. Well, she did say something about some alopecia, but alopecia. Well, of course, the joke was about, I think, Chris made some type of GI Jane Joe about her. But basically, I would say that Chris Rock, not Chris grave. It's not me. Yeah, it wasn't this Chris. All right, so basically, this is what we want to give our take on what we think and in regards to that apology that we heard was that yesterday. Yeah. Okay, so what's your take? So my take is this. First of all, back in March, I think march is when this happened. When he tried to reach out to Chris and Chris said that, well, he got his feedback was. Hey, he's not ready to talk yet. He'll reach out to you when he's ready. I think the disappoint he should come should have came out at that time when Chris is ready. Not a I mean, even though he's sorry, he's sincere. He should out of respect. Wait until Chris was ready for this because today, we're here to respond. It was not a, it was Chris response to will's apology was not anything that was positive. He still has issue. Boost. So I really think that there should have been some conversation that should have been a little bit more I'm sorry a little bitty. A little bit more patience in regards to will coming out and saying that even though he is sorry, I mean, the apology seems sincere. But I think that because a lot of things that's happened, I think he got a lot of things on the plate and Garcia's movies and stuff. And maybe it's some stuff that's on hold or whatever, but he just probably wanted to get it over with, but Chris is not ready. And you gotta think of this about this too that what
"will smith" Discussed on Daily Pop
"All I know is, and again, I do like Will Smith and I enjoy all his body of work. And I can separate the artists from the person and I can also know that I will not let one moment define someone's life. Absolutely. I will say that about myself. However, if Janet Jackson lost her whole life for one nipple, right. That didn't punch that nipple didn't come out and punch Justin Timberlake. That nipple did not walk 25 stairs and poked him in the eye and hurt him in front of people. That nipple just came out, did his job and went back in. I know it was a terrible thing. But if Janet Jackson lost almost 20 years of her life over that thing and it doesn't happen I'm gonna be very upset. And I have to say this, I just have to say this because Chris Rock is an icon and a legend. I don't think we would be having these conversations. And this is where we are in the world. If it was Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel up there. Really? Oh, I think if Chris Rock was not black, and I'm not a big raised person. But I think if we had, if he had disrespected someone that was not in his culture, I think it would have been a bigger deal than what it was. I think it would have been. I think it would have been a bigger deal if it wasn't those two men that were at the top of the game. I think if anything was different, whether it was a woman or a man in a woman who went up to everything would have been different. It would have been would have felt different. It was just so shocking. And their friends, too. They know each other. They work together. They work together. I just wish you would have yelled from the table. That's it. Or from the seat. We would not be talking about any of this and Chris Rock would be the one in question and be his sales for his show wouldn't be skyrocketing and all of these things. It would have been so much more powerful in such a statement by yelling, you know what? We do not make fun of diseases. This is my wife. Do not break her down like that. And from the seat. From his seat. And his point would have came across. It was slapping him, violence is never answer. It completely took it away. Oh, it's your reaction. It's always the reaction gets. And it was a loss. You lost that. And if Will Smith, if the point was to sort of make Chris Rock feel bad, whether he knew about the condition or not, the biggest thing is when you meet somebody's classlessness with dignity. It hurts worse. Had they waited later and reminded the world of her condition reminded that, you know what? I don't know if you knew this or not, but she has a condition. And it's not always cool to make fun of somebody's appearance. Then Chris Rock would have had, he would have felt worse and much worse. But let me let you know something all Chris Rock has a show tonight. It's a kick-off. Just comedy show in Boston tonight. And we have somebody going. So we're going to have that all. Yeah, y'all want to be the two. I want to hear. Nick and Vanessa Lachey have a new show that's a mix of white swap temptation island and love is blind. Yep, it's called it's going to be messy. It's called the ultimatum, Mary or move on. Here's a preview. I love you to death, but I just can not wait any longer. That is why I'm giving this ultimatum..
"will smith" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"It took almost 6 months to get to the point where I couldn't, I couldn't play with the knee in that situation. And again, we're not doctors and we're not going to play doctors. So we don't know the severity and because of that, you know, even suspect. So I think I look at this team now and man, they played so they played so well to put themselves into the position to be world leaders and now to be a team that's on the verge of being one of the teams that can connect and win the championship and not to have all their pieces. Man, that's just really frustrating for Brown infotainment and for the entire organization. And Celtic nation. 'cause now you're leading it on guys to come up with a bench. Also, you're kind of asking people to do other things or not even necessarily that, but you're just not, you don't have the same makeup you were, but at the same time, I think this could be inspiring for a certain guys and the only two I really think of is Tyson and grant Williams. I mean, look, I'm not going to be unrealistic and say, oh, nee Smith could turn the corner here and go, no, or he could put up 5 threes a night. You know, who knows? I don't think that's realistic, something that you can rely on all the time. But would you rely on is that defensive intensity that you're getting from grand tights? I think that much can help you to help them. That too. Yeah, it does. Up his game. Defensively, because they're not asking Al that you lied. Alice in the, he was in the perfect cat bird seat. He was on the other side, he's playing with a bunch of dynamic young players where they ask him just to, we just need you to be the Elmer's glue. Just, you know, look down here, little dab there. And you know, we'll do the rest, but he's probably going to have to pick his game up. And you know, one more thing about that Will Smith thing. Why would you put that book right behind your head right now? I'll tell you why..
"will smith" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"That? Bitch. Come on. Come on, Joe sway. I thought that was the back end. That was the bay, huh? You heard that before. I have heard this. Like the reason I say that about it was ugly, it was uncalled for. Now with the other little variety, I think there's people of the clergy, they want to come here, they want to bring Will Smith and sit him down with Chris Rock and they want to form, which is going to highlight it that much more. I don't think that you're not going to squash it. They both made statements about being sorry, what else can you get? Was the joke too far? You take it too far? It's a comedian. It's the comedian. It's a joke. GI Jane. Most people didn't even know what the hell that meant because they didn't. Yeah, it wasn't a great joke. That the young woman played in. They only remember what the hell that was. So it was a joke which was probably wasn't a joke and you get a chance to see Chris Rock revised that joke or however it is. That's going to be the thing. How he begins the Netflix special, right? He is talking about this. I mean, I think if we are a comedian, you try to make a mockery of it. I mean, I always be surprised if he had a videotape with him coming out getting slapped and, you know, and the whole, and then he walks out and the crowd is going to go ballistic. Right. But that's the thing. I don't understand how people are like, oh, it's disgusting for the crowds to cheer or give us the innovation. I'm like, they're actors. What do you mean? This is like the whole, this is it. This is what it is, even though, you know, our imitates real life. Like he said in his speech and they got a taste of that and a big dose of it, I guess..
"will smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"You have that dead time during the commercials where people kind of stand up. Come in. To have that kind of energy happening. Oh yeah, you've got and they're going like, all right, 30 seconds coming back. It's coming back. It's like, wait, what's going on? We're coming back? A year Will Smith. It madea and Malcolm X are, you know? Well, what do you think? So he said, Denzel Will Smith said this. Your highest moment, be careful. That's when the devil comes for you, was what he said, Denzel told him. Right. I thought that was one of the greatest quotes I've ever heard. I don't know if Denzel made that up. Yeah. Did he borrow it for Shakespeare? Man, he could be borrowed from August Wilson, probably. Musician. I don't even know where it came from. Denzel's got all that old school stuff. And the way he didn't tell his eyes were looking to see the mother told you, you better be careful. Well, some people are pointing out Scientology, you know, had something to do with this and they were talking about interesting. And saying to slap people who aren't behaving a certain way to you or improper that type of thing. I went down this rabbit hole about that. It was very bizarre, you know? Exactly. And I'm like, what? This can't be. Is that a true thing? Like you slap people or you have to admonish them very loudly, and they were saying how Tom Cruise does this on sets. And I'm like, well, but he could just be an asshole movie star too. They do that type of thing. Well, that Denzel piece of it, it's just Jimmy and I talked about so today. It's just, it's amazing how Denzel always wins. Oh yeah. Whatever the room, the situation, he's just the coolest guy in there at all times. If all KS breaks out, because Jimmy told this story about the La La Land moonlight, when that whole thing was going and nobody knew what to do and Denzel was started ordering people around telling them what to do with he just knows. He's like the pilot of that what was the pilot's name? Oh Sully. So we celebrate captain Phillips. He's like slowly. And then Sam Jackson's the same way. He's like, motherfuckers, all right, y'all need to come back. Well, then poor questlove. Well, I don't know how it plays out for will. I don't know what his rehabilitation rehabilitation reclamation tour will look like. I'm assuming it'll look a little bit similar to the Lakers rehabilitation tour of just a broken. Somebody's trying to transition a broken. Yeah, well, we're going to talk about the Lakers would take a break..
"will smith" Discussed on Daily Pop
"All right, everybody. Let's get into this. Okay. No issued a public apology to Chris Rock last night saying my behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of my job. But a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. We'll also apologize to the academy and the Williams family saying he is a quote work in progress. Now, a lot of people are divided on this. And I hate to ask the question, is this enough? Because we didn't get the slap. Right. He didn't slap my ass. Right. So I can't say if it's enough for Chris Rock or not. But if you were in the situation, would it be enough for you? I don't know. I honestly, I don't know if I don't know if that would be enough, because to me I felt like in the moment it was handled so weirdly. I just think if we had a time machine and could have fixed how the immediate aftermath happened, I would like that to happen, but we can't because it did happen. I think it sit down, face to face. I'd like to see that happen. I would like to look someone in the eye. I apology, I think. Because it was an Instagram apology, right? Yeah, yeah. I know. I'm the same way. I'm the same way in the sense that we cheat on me publicly if you hit me publicly, I'm gonna need you to run me the same apology, but in the same format that we did in it. So if you gonna hit me on the Oscars, you're gonna apologize to me on the Grammys. Okay. Right. And I need that to happen. And the Grammys would be like, you know what? Y'all come on, for sure. Let's do something. Instagram. But like, when is it ever gonna be enough? So apparently they talked and did they talk though? Do we know that they sat down? They're saying. Well, did he said that they did, but then there are reports that said, when diddy confirmed it, nothing had been done yet. Okay. Okay, so that's different. That's different. Because at this point, I thought that yesterday, we were confirmed that they had talked after. And now they're saying they're not. So if they hadn't said anything and that's the first statement that he put out to say, sorry, then yes, that's not enough. No. But if they talk behind closed doors, and I am talking to you and I'm like, okay, I accept your apology. We're good to go. Then I think that's enough. I don't know. But also, but also Chris Rock. Yeah. Let's be honest. Yes. Chris Rock is a comedian. Chris Rock is also going on tour and we heard those tickets have skyrocketed in the last 24 hours. Chris Rock is going to talk about this incident 100%. For the next 13 months. So being cool with Will Smith and saying, hey, we cool. Is an invitation for him to say, I'm going to open up this wound 25 times. Exactly. And close it back again and do that every night for the next 6 months. So get cool with it, okay? Now, the academy said, it is launching a formal review of the incident and they will explore the actions and consequences. I mean, does academy have some sort of detective unit that we don't know about. We see the accounting guy. He comes out with a briefcase, but do we think the accounting they've got some guy, you know, you got to go out, you got a dust, Chris Rock's face for breaks. Like, is that happening? Well, I mean, if it is happening, since it is happening, the academy, I have a few other things I want you to look into. Since y'all getting that investigation going, can you also look into where security was to protect Chris Rock? Yes. That. The other thing I want you to look into and investigate because this might take a minute is when and who from the academy will apologize to said Chris Rock for not protecting him. I also want you to look into this one's also a good one. If Will Smith loses his Oscar, does witty Allen and Roman Polanski lose theirs as well? Right. And the last thing I would love you guys to look into and the most important is where was Meryl on Sunday? Can someone tell me where Meryl was? And why was there no seat like holder for Meryl's ass? Very true. So yeah, if you're going to investigate that. But can you imagine, is it like you know, is it the spin off? The academy, you know, SVU or whatever. You know, I mean, yes, they've got a lot of work on their plate. They're gonna have three spin offs. They've got a lot of investigating to do. Did you see that sad, got involved in it? Yeah. Do you guys hear about that? Yes. So the sag awards issued, what do you call it? Actors feel guilt said that they have been in contact with the Academy Awards and they want the academy to look into this and they do not, you know, condemned and could own this kind of behavior. And I'm like, sex, didn't y'all see what happened to you cousin Golden Globes? She opened her damn mouth. I'm talking about, oh, Oscar, so white. Meanwhile, that bitch had no black people in the Hollywood foreign press. There were more black people in squid games than in the Hollywood foreign press. And she opened her damn mouth, okay? Yeah. It's like, don't go on GMA talking about. I can not believe.
"will smith" Discussed on Daily Pop
"His career? We'll be right back. The drama from last night's Oscars will live on forever. But do you think it would affect Will Smith's career? I don't think so. I don't think so either. I don't think it will. I think if he had slapped Jimmy Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon, I think he would have been a little bit different. I think because of the fact that it was a friend of his, it was a misunderstanding and they could squash it like adults at the end of the day and Chris Rock seems to have moved on from this, but I think it was easier, but if it was somebody else that wasn't in his closed circle, I think it would have been a whole different ball game. Yeah. And Chris probably feels bad for what he said, also. Because you don't make fun of a disease. Yes. So maybe there's like a little level of like, okay, wait, I kind of messed up too. So I'm gonna kind of give it to you. And I'm also not and I think this is very important for me to say. Okay. And I hope you guys agree with me. And if you don't, it's totally fine. Okay. I'm not gonna let this night be the focus of Will Smith's 30 year career. Oh no. I'm not gonna let this one moment reflect our be the thing that defines his life and what he's done for our people and what he's done for his family and what he's built for himself. That's just not how I'm gonna roll because I know that people can get me at my lowest and people have seen me at my lowest. And I would hope that they wouldn't judge me solely on that moment. Right. And I'm not gonna do the same thing to him. I agree. And, you know, people have made big mistakes in the public eye, in Hollywood, you know, I mean, look at Kanye, he keeps doing these crazy things and people forgive, you know? I think he's just too loved. Yeah. And that there's something deeper here that we'll find out. Oprah is going to get it out of him. And we'll figure this crap out. All I know is, you know, that 5 fingers special HBO documentary from Chris Rock is common, honey. Oh, that Netflix stand up special? I'm ready for it. Oh boy. You guys, that is our time for today's set your DVR as tomorrow. We're hanging with Sarah Jessica Parker. Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, plus we'll show you how to get some of the hottest Oscar looks for less and check out nightly popped out of a special one for you tonight. We'll see you tomorrow here at 11. Oh, wow. But that was. What a night. What a day. Intense. I mean, you know, you don't.
"will smith" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Jam. I don't want to on American Idol. Oh gosh. 'cause I do like American Idol. But what American Idol doesn't get that I think this show actually gets is that sometimes our artists, it's about the performance and not just about the voters. You know what I mean? Yep. The whole thing. The whole thing, and sometimes you need to see the vision and American song contest gives you that with every artist that they put on that stage. You get to see them and their artistry and what their vision truly is. I'm kinda like damn. Do I want you to auto tune something real quick? It is good. I'd love to see you before on that. Right? American song contest airs tonight on NBC. Check to see if your state is performing, you don't want to miss this. Now, Hollywood didn't just turn it out at the Oscars. They rocked some killer fashion at the after parties too. Let's get into it. Rihanna had her baby bump on full display in a sheer black dress that she were to Jay-Z's after party. I mean, time after time, after time, I tried. You can do it. She can't do it. No wrong. Thank you. No wrong ever. I want a baby bump so I can look like that. Right? Right. I want to wear everything she's wearing. I want to kick your ass that rocky. I still got a baby bump. Anyway. Kim showed off her curves and skin tight sky blue. What did you think? I love this blue. I love this blue. The way that accentuates her body hits every single curve. Wow. You know what? I love the blue. I love the fabric. I was here for all of it. Those damn sunglasses. I know. And my girl. She's committing to them. She's committing to them. If my face looked like that. Right, why hide it? Why? Why? Why are you hiding? No. If I was like her mom, I would grant on there and snatch it. I want to wear them. No, it's a look, and I get it. You know what? You got to change it up. If it's not a purse, you gotta have an accessory glasses. But damn, that looked good. Lady Gaga looked angelic in that white tool dress. At Elton John's star star, star Maryland, Maryland. Let's do it. Milky. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Skin is just milk. Yes. Yes. Coming up. We have the future of Will Smith in our hands. How would that slap affect.
"will smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"What just happened, you know? Well, you can feel in the room with the room needs. I mean, maybe the room, the atmosphere in there was like maybe you can't even make a joke right away. Yeah. Did you notice the music for the in memoriam Montage was very upbeat? Right, they look like they try to cheer it up. A little bit. It was one of the most bizarre tall casts. I was doing a podcaster in the most boring part, finished, and got to see basically all the stuff when it went off the rails. It's pretty good overall. I have to say, I think they did a pretty good job with it. It was, you know, there were some entertaining moments and I thought Amy's monologue she did was solo monologue was good. Yeah, I agree. And, you know, there's some fun stuff in there. You know, there's some fun moments, but none of them will be remembered. Other than this one. And that's the way it goes. And it's a shame in a lot of ways because it's a big night for a lot of people, including the hosts who I obviously empathize with, you know? Right. You do a good job and then it's the third or fourth story the next day. So what are the PR people tell Will Smith? Tonight and tomorrow. I think this has got to be an emotional roller coaster like no one has ever experienced before for his publicity person because this should have been just a night of pure triumph and instead it is like it's a crisis. I mean, I would imagine they're trying to figure out what to do right now. So you might be on your show tomorrow. Well, that would be great. I don't necessarily in fact, actually we asked him to be on the show tomorrow and need to climb. But I'd be more interested in talking to Chris Rock, really. Because his experience needs to be shared. You know, you don't wind up in situations like that much. Once you get out of junior high school anyway, well, the other thing is we'll spend like he's a solid 6 three. So he's walking towards you and he's angry. You're out of live telecast. That's quite an experience. All right, I look forward to watching you show them. Thanks for popping on with us. All right. It's good to see you. What a night, huh? What did that and thanks again for bringing me in on that code about that. You're.
"will smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"It is if they get together and they like publicly make up and they try to diffuse it. But we'll spend another dimension around the speech. I don't know that Chris Rock loses because first of all, hand handle himself as well as he possibly could have. Sexually joke. I'm sure he didn't know. If he knew it was a different thing, but I'm sure he didn't know that she had that condition. So he's got to make that clear. He has to make that clear. And, you know, maybe I don't know, maybe that will maybe that will be what, I don't know, who knows? All I know is a crazy goddamn things I ever saw. And all these people complaining the Oscars are going to be boring. They were wrong. Daniel Kelly and our buddy turned it off about what an hour and end. He's like, okay, that's enough. I'm not watching this. And then we start texting about what was going on. He's like, well, what happened? He said, you know what happened? You fucked up. That's what happened. You should have left the show on. I told my wife took my son to a flag football game tonight. Yeah. And I was texting her and she thought I was kidding. And then I called when I was when they were on the way home. And I was like, can you believe that happened? And she's like, wait, that was a real thing that happened. I just assumed you were kidding. And I'm like, no, we'll walk down the stage and slap Chris Rock really hard. You know, we did a bit last week where we went out on the street and we told people crazy things that celebrities had said before the Oscars. None of them were even close to this crazy as this. That's true. You would have been able to make that up in a writer's meeting. Well, there's a couple other things. So Will Smith gives the speech. Yeah. You know he's going to win. It suddenly becomes the single most anticipated Oscars speech ever. You have no idea. Is he going to apologize? Is he going to acknowledge it? How is he going to play it? And he played it like a guy who was still mad that he had to like, you know, it seems like he's just tired of all the shit he took over the years. And turns it into the Richard Williams thing. And then says this thing about Denzel, how he talks about how Denzel basically calmed him down, but during a commercial and he said, Denzel told me at your highest moment, be careful. That's from the devil comes for you. Right. That was an actual thing Denzel Washington had to say to Will Smith during a commercial break at the Oscars. Very Shakespearean and probably. Seriously. First time the loser of the Oscar was consoling the winner of the Oscar, right? Think of that. It really seems like Denzel was the most important person at all these things. Well, we had, we had Will Smith winning the Oscar. Yeah. And now somehow that got lost, we waited, we've done this guy for 30 plus years. This is supposed to be the highlight of the Oscars tonight, other than us winning our code a bit, which we did. We had coded plus 8 50. Can I tell you something? I shouted loudly to my children. Daddy just won $4250. My daughter thinks that, you know, that's it. Well, I guess I guess we're forever, you know? We get a deal. She was confused and my wife was annoyed that I mentioned this in front of them and they wanted to announce it. We're going to give it all to homeless people. So now we're giving it all the homeless people. So that's still a win. I know, well, sure it is, but. I think a bad message to send to your children, which I was able to quickly at the last moment. Good message. Smart. Well, we had code at plus 8 50. That was the message I cared about. Yeah. And that was your call. And I was all you and I have to say, thank you and congratulations. It's funny. You can make a lot of money doing a lot of stuff. And there's nothing more exciting that betting $500 on a movie that nobody thought would win this picture a month ago. That turned out to be the only major upset. It went the Oscars went chalk, but coda wasn't even upset because by the time it came out today, it was like minus one 60. It start to finish one of the weirdest Oscars. So what happens even ending with the Liza Minnelli thing, which I'm, you know, all due respect to Liza for hanging in there all these years, but I'm not sure she was ready to be on stage. Like that was pretty crazy. But when it was almost over and she announced how excited she did her opening line again. She wanted the second take of it. So what if you're the host? Yeah. What are you doing? So Will Smith walks up and slaps Chris Rock. You're the host. I'm going to the next 20 minutes for you looking like. I am very, very angry if they don't put me on stage after that moment. Now I know there were over and even with kind of cutting all those extra categories. They still went 38 minutes over..
"will smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I don't think. I think he was like, oh, okay, this is going to be funny. This is going to take it in another step, you know? Oh, like he thought he was going to do like a fake hit or something. But then he actually slapped them. There was one angle where somebody slow mode it and Chris takes that he falls to the right. And then his hands come out and he looks like he's like, oh my God, I'm going to have to fight Will Smith. Which I think some people might have actually tried to fight back, I think he had the cooler heads prevail thing. But what if he had kind of chargeable Smith and they actually had like a naked gun type of brawl on the stage, like they spilled into the cast Dakota. That was in play. That would have made it so much worse. Well, I met felony was there. And he said, apparently in the room, it was like the all time appalled what is going on in just a pall over the ceremony from that point. Sure. You feel bad for a lot of people. I mean, you have to feel bad for Amy and Wanda and Regina, you know, they had some really great moments and now this is what people are going to be talking about. If you're bad for questlove and the producers of right, that was his award. He was on right afterwards and he had that sweet moment with his mom, talking about his dad. And, you know, of course, I mean, Chris Rock certainly didn't deserve that. But in a way, I feel bad for Will Smith too because I think he let his emotions get the better of him. And he is, and this should have been one of the great nights of his life. And now it's not. And now it's, it was there anyone who didn't like Will Smith an hour ago in the world, like no one, right? And now he doesn't have a single comedian friend. That's for sure. If you look at Twitter, comedians are really mad. I think they all feel like they're next. Well, there was a lot of death of communist of Jeff Ross, our friend was pretty traumatized by it. Well, Chris Rock a really good friends. And I was thinking about it. I was thinking like, what if Will Smith had hit Jeff? We would be really mad, right? We'd be really upset. Right. So I think that's probably the way Jeff is looking at it. Yeah, 'cause if you think like who are the winners, other than people who just love insane TV moments, that they didn't expect. We'll spend that Chris Rock loose. 'cause there's no path out for Chris Rock that there's no way to unravel this. The only way they could unravel.
"will smith" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Seemed unloving. You know, but they were survival tactics that they had to use. They had to employ in the love and service of their family, and they didn't care what other people thought about. And it's a beautiful time in my life and in my career. So much. Jada celebrate a night. We're going to sleep. Clean the hell to sleep. Okay. A nap is a celebration around here. You deserve it. That and more. Thank you so much, will. By the way, let me just say my favorite part of the whole interview is when the publicist ring your arm to stop and you kept on going. Oh, well you know that's what we do. Because when the emotions are flowing, you don't just stop at a question. No. Will Smith saw his self being this champion for those two little girls? And he saw his father in king Richard, you know, Richard Williams, and you know, one of my favorite parts in that movie is when king Richard says, the world, the world never cared or never saw. He said, the world never respected Richard Williams, but they don't respect y'all. And it just hit me because there are so many black men in this industry. So many black men in this world that are not seen and he realized the burden of strength that he carried. It was beautiful. I love that. Now you also talk to Jessica Chastain? I did. We can heat up. Oh my God. Jessica Chastain, I called her out for her meme worthy reaction and she just had to give props to one of her favorite celebrity friends..
"will smith" Discussed on Daily Pop
"What in the world is happening here? I was shocking backstage moment next. I'm a friend. Oh, that we can get talk about it was a big night for the stars at the sag awards and for our girlfriend Jessica too. She talked to Will Smith right after he won. I certainly did, Justin, it was so exciting. I had so much fun. He was amazing. We talked backstage about what the night meant to him, and he got pretty emotional with the interview. And the actor goes to Will Smith. That may have been one of the greatest moments of my career just now. Because my name was called for a king Richard sitting next to Venus Williams. When they said your name tonight, what came to mind will? I was sitting next to Venus. You know, and her sister isha was executive producer. Ingenue Ellis, you know, Sonia and Demi that girls who play Venus and Serena and it's like, you know, just all of these powerful black women that I'm giving the responsibility to protect and you know go out in the world and get them that flowers. Demand their flowers is that you got me got me out. I'm tripping. But it's just really, it was taken Sanya and Demi around the room all night, you know? They're like, I gotta meet. I've gotta meet Andrew Garfield. I gotta meet him. I feel something taking them. And it's like, I'm blessed to escort them through the doors that is business. I'm blessed to deliver Venus and Serena and their families story to the world. And Venus was like, you know, thank you for telling the world the truth about my daddy. You know, and it's like. And you were late because I was just like him. My father, you know, that dreamer that everybody told him they couldn't do it. It was stupid. You know, you know, yeah, no, yeah, it's like no respect and no support. And they just did it from the muscle. You know? So it's like, and some of the tactics.
"will smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
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