35 Burst results for "Willard"
Mitt Romney's Most Unforgivable Betrayal Yet
"Are rejecting katangi Brown Jackson, Marsha Blackburn, Rick Scott, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Rand Paul Josh hawley, and credit to Josh hawley for leading the charge on actually uncovering the fact that katangi Brown Jackson has a soft spot for pedophiles. However, do we really have an entire Republican Party? Do we have a complete Republican Party? The answer is of course not. Whenever things are getting critical or crucial, you can count on two senators in particular. One to a lesser extent to betray the promise to their voters. Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins have voiced their support for katangi Brown Jackson. Now my criticism will be mainly focused on Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney. The reason is Susan Collins never pretended to be a conservative. She runs as an outright moderate who will basically vote for the Republican leader in the Senate and the rest she's a wild card. She's an honest, moderate. She doesn't lie to her voters. She doesn't. That's one of the reasons why she's able to win over so many Democrats in Maine. Mitt Romney lies to his voters, and that's who I want to deal with first. Mitt Romney is coming out and saying he's going to support the nomination of katangi Brown, Jackson. He says, in his statement, quote, kanji Brown Jackson is a well qualified journalist, jurist, and a person of honor. Who more than meets the standard of excellence and integrity. Man my support rests on judge Jackson's qualifications, which no one questions. I question. Hello. Would someone ask Willard Mitt Romney? That's his real name, by the way, Willard. Hey, do you think that not being able to tell you what a woman is? Do you think that's normal for a Supreme Court Justice? No one will ask that, of course. He said she demonstrated judicial independence. Oh, is that what we call it now? Leniency towards baby torture is judicial independence.
Garland Urges Congress to Protect Voting Rights
"Merrick Garland gave a speech yesterday and let's see, let's play cut number two. The Department of Justice will continue to do all it can to protect voting rights with the enforcement powers we have. It is essential that Congress act to give the department the powers we need to ensure that every eligible voter can cast a vote that counts. Right there, that's the AG being political. Every eligible voter can vote a cast about the counts. It's just nonsense. I can't believe the attorney general in the United States use the anniversary of one 6 to go out there and push it partisan agenda. But it was a partisan speech. The bottom line of this beach, please stop yelling at me. We're finding everything we can. There's just no there there. There's no big conspiracy. And he made some vague reference. We'll follow the investigation wherever it leads however Hyatt goes. Yeah, right. It's not going anywhere. Trump was not organizing an insurrection. People say, didn't you see what Peter Navarro said? Peter Navarro said they had a war room at the Willard trying to persuade Mike Pence not to count. That's not an insurrection. It's an interpretation of the Electoral College act, and it was a wrong interpretation. It screwball. And I believe eastman's second memo said that my friend John eastman wrote two memos, one of which has been leaked by the January 6th committee, which isn't really a committee. It's a rough committee. The saddest part about this is that when Nancy Pelosi hijacked due process of the minority and she could have gotten away with a pointing Liz Cheney, could Liz Cheney has the respect of a lot of Americans. But when she wouldn't let Kevin McCarthy name Jim banks the chair put Jim Jordan on she destroyed the credibility of the committee and nobody cares what the committee does, except those people who have already hung Donald Trump in their mind for treason. So it's just a nonsense
Jan. 6 Panel Seeks Interview With Jim Jordan, a Close Trump Ally
"The highest committee yesterday that's investigating the January 6th attack on the capitol. Ask representative Jim Jordan. If he would have come over for a friendly chat, chairman Ben Thompson wrote a letter referring to some of the things that he'd like to talk to Jim Jordan about. He says we understand that you had at least one impossible multiple communications with president Trump on January 6th. We would like to discuss each such communication with you in detail. And we also wish to inquire about any communication you had on January, the 5th or 6th, with those in the Willard war room, the Trump legal team, White House personnel or others involved in organizing or planning the actions and strategies on January 6th. He goes on to say put public reporting suggests that you may have also have information about meetings with White House officials and the then president in November and December of 2020, and early January 2021, about the strategies for overturning the results of the 2020 election. We'd also like to ask you about any discussions involving the possibility of presidential pardons for individuals involved in any aspect of January 6th or of the planning of January 6th. Jim Jordan, of course, is the ranking member of the House judiciary committee. These vice chairman of the House freedom caucus. And he's the second member of Congress to have received such a letter just in the past week
2 teenagers charged in death of high school teacher
"Mike Rossi a reporting hearings are set for to Iowa's students charged in the teacher's death court hearings are set for next week for two Iowa sixteen year olds charged with murder in the death of a high school Spanish teacher investigators say sixty six year old no humor Graber was reported missing Tuesday remains were found at a park later that day court filing stated Graber suffered inflicted trauma to the head and her body had been concealed Willard noble chain Miller and Jeremy Everett good deal were charged as adults with first degree murder as well as conspiracy to commit a forcible felony according to court documents police received a tip the Goodale posted details on social media about planning a killing and a possible motive documents also said Miller admitted to being at the park and helping conceal Graber's death hi
"willard" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"And this is we'll manica today. We're focusing on one of america's pioneers of equal education. The scholars impact continues to empower young women. Even today let's talk about. Emma willard founder of one of the first women's schools for higher education in the united states. Emma hart was born on february twenty third seventeen eighty seven and berlin connecticut. I was raised on a farm with a large family. Her parents had seventeen children together. Emma's mother was one of few literate women in her community at the time. Her father staunchly believed in educating his daughters and sons equally with her mother support. Ms bet through her grammar school education. She also attended secondary school. A rare opportunity for girl at the time. Emma then began her teaching career at the age of seventeen by twenty. She'd moved to middlebury vermont to teach at a women's academy there. Emma met her first husband. Dr john willard who was twenty eight years her senior they had a son together and for a time. I'm a retired from teaching. Mo was housing. Her husband's nephew a student at middlebury college. When she had something of an epiphany looking through his textbooks she realized the vast differences in the ways boys and girls were educated. Emma even asked the president of middlebury college. She could attend some science and math classes. He said now so. She taught herself advanced math and science with the help of her nephew. She wanted to be able to add those classes to her curriculum. Emma wrote to politicians all the way up to the president of the united states about improving the education of women in the country. She was determined to level the playing field in society by giving women access to advanced learning eighteen. Nineteen emma's calls were heard. The governor of new york astra to open a school in the state an eighteen twenty one. Emma founded troy email seminary. She managed the school successfully with her husband until his death in eighteen. Twenty five with the women's seminary in great shape and her leadership on the rise. Emma became a prominent figure in society. Thirteen years after the death of her husband. I'm fell in love again. This time with christopher yeats a physician from albany the two married in eighteen thirty eight despite their on and off relationship and emma's friends warning her about him caught up newlywed bliss. Ammo turned her school over to her son and daughter-in-law emma moved to boston to live with christopher but their relationship immediately crumbled. Emma suspected christopher was after her money and thus a tumultuous five year separation battle began finally in eighteen forty three. Emma was granted a divorce fortunate to still have her money and reputation. Emma traveled and wrote for the remainder of her life. She opened a school in greece and occasionally filled the role of principal at the original school. She founded. Emma passed away in eighteen seventy in eighteen ninety two. The troy female seminary was renamed. The emma willard school. Elizabeth katie stanton jane fonda and kirsten gillibrand or all former students.
Willard Scott, Weatherman on NBC's 'Today' Show, Dies at 87
"Former today show weatherman Willard Scott has died at the age of eighty seven according to NBC I'm marquees are a letter with a look at his life Willard Scott had a favorite response if you asked if he was a meteorologist hello I'm a southern Baptist Scott's trademarks were one hundredth birthday greetings to viewers and dressing up in silly costumes including a famous incident in which he dressed as Carmen Miranda Scott created the Ronald McDonald character for Washington area commercials and was disappointed he was not chosen for the national ads Scott was asked in a two thousand four A. P. interview what he would send to the today show if he made it to one hundred I probably said that picture of me dressed as Carmen Miranda and then some other picture would be shaking hands with the pope
Willard Scott, Legendary TODAY Show Weatherman, Dies at 87
"Willard scott has died at the age of eighty seven. The death of the former today show weatherman was confirmed by al roker. Npr's aren't disciple. Looks back at scott's career. Millions of americans spent the eighties and nineties waking up to willard scott on. Nbc's today he served up a reverent weather forecasts along with his trademark birthday wishes for the nation centenarians purse out hundred four driven longevity. The loving his wife and eating an apple every single day but the longevity of scott's career went beyond the today show he spent a decade hosting the macy's thanksgiving day parade and was a prolific commercial pitchman early in his career. Scott played bozo the clown. He was also the original ronald mcdonald but no matter where they saw him. Tv viewers could depend on willard scott to be good natured and good for a
This Year's Car Sales Exceeded Expectation Despite The Pandemic
"Sales took a big hit early in the pandemic, but is three year draws to a close. The industry has achieved a remarkable rebound as NPR's Camilla Domina ski reports retail sales of new cars finished the year strong. Total sales of new cars are still down sharply over last year. That makes sense for a year in which car plants and dealerships had to close their doors for weeks to slow the spread of the Corona virus. And sales to businesses and governments remain low. But the latest estimates for sales to individuals show robust sales. Nick Willard is with the car shopping site Truecar from a U S consumer standpoint, people are still buying cars. They're still Showing up a dealerships and they're actually buying more expensive cars, pandemic fears and lifestyle changes air pushing people to drop a lot of money on vehicles despite the ongoing crisis.
"willard" Discussed on WTOP
"Near Willard robe. We had the report of one overturned there we understand on 29 between Centerville, Um NASA's high standing water all over the road between the winery bull run and the quarry so used car.
Trump participates in annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon
"Corn and cobb horn and cobb fire up the google earth. This are some prodigious birds there the pair of bull basbug balls doing it out for a thanksgiving pardon from president trump making their grand debut at a swanky washington dc. Monday wasn't the presidential suite. But i'll tell you what it's Quite the swanky digs broad breasted white turkeys from iowa were introduced at the willard intercontinental hotel. That's where they're staying ahead of todays pardoning ceremony at the white house rose garden voting now open for all of us to pick who will get plucked for the pardon and be named the official national thanksgiving turkeys now. Both birds were born on june second but corn is a little chunky chunkier actually weighing in at forty two pounds to cobb swell measly. Forty one pounds as i said. These are some big birds and according to one report that i pulled. Let's see this is a piece by tomorrow lapping now. The new york post differences don't end there. Cobb has a knack for solving puzzles munch on soybeans. Oh and also wants to tour. Dc monuments while porn is a college football fan and budding storm chaser. Who one day hopes to visit the iowa. State fair okay. The foul fortunate enough to receive the pardon will be announced at today's ceremony. Though neither will be on the dinner table for thanksgiving. Both birds will be shipped off to retirement at the iowa state. University's the animal science department. After the event now just acacia keeping track. The presentation of turkey to the white house began in nineteen forty seven. This is when president harry. Truman was in office. But it wasn't until nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty nine that the of pardoning the birds actually began with the proclamation signed by president. George h w bush now there have been some speculation over whether the tradition would continue on this year amid the pandemic but the event will proceed though with a smaller impersonal audience and social distancing measures this of course as a result of these spread the surge of a covid nineteen corncob do pointing out for print president. Trump's pardon
Novelist Donald Ray Pollock On Factory Work And Finding Fiction Later In Life
"Today's first guest is author Donald Ray Pollock, whose novel the devil all the time has just been made into a new netflix movie premiering next Wednesday. It Stars Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, and here's a taste in this clip. A young boy has just watched his father pulverized two guys after they made lewd comments about the father's wife, the son's mother. Afterward the father gives his son some advice. You remember what I told you. On. The buzzer gave you. That's what I mean. got. To. Sir. Good sons of bitches out there. One hundred. These that many. Cannonball. In, both the movie and the novel the characters in the devil all the time are driven to extremes whether their fathers and sons, serial killers or preachers. The story begins in the small town of knock him stiff a real place in southern Ohio where Donald Ray pollock grew up. He didn't become a writer until he put in over thirty years at the local paper mill and got sober. But. Once he did start writing. He was noticed quickly receiving both awards and critical. Acclaim. Terry, gross spoke to Donald Ray pollock in twenty eleven when the devil, all the time was first published. Donald, Ray pollock welcome to fresh air. I'd like to start with reading from your new book, the Devil, all the time It's about the second paragraph from the prologue. So would you just set it up for us? What we have here is A young boy's name is Arvin Eugene Russell and he's following behind his father Willard and there and place called knock him stiff and they're going to Willard's prayer logging as a log in the woods where he Wants to communicate with God and So this is where they are. You know early in the morning and their. have finally reached this log. Willard eased himself down on the high side of the law and motion for his son to kneel beside him in the dead soggy leaves unless he had whiskey running through his veins Willard came to the clearing every morning and evening talk to God. Arvin didn't know which was worse the drinking or the praying. As far back, as he could remember, it seemed that his father had faulted devil all the time. Arvin little with the damp pulled his Co. tighter. He wished he were still in bed even school with always miseries was better than this but it was a Saturday and there was no way to get around it. Through the mostly bare trees beyond the cross Arvin could see whisper smoke rising from a few chimneys, half a mile away four hundred or so people lived in, knock him stiff in nineteen, fifty seven nearly all of them connected by blood through one godforsaken clam or another be it lust were necessity or just plain ignorance along with the tar paper shacks and Cinder Block houses the Holler included two general stores and a Church of Christ in Christian Union and joint known throughout the township as the bullpen. Three days before he'd come home with another black I I, don't condone no fighting just for the hell of it but sometimes, you're just too easy going Willard told him that evening then boys might be bigger than you. But the next time one of them starts his stuff, I want you to finish it. Willard was standing on the porch changing out of his work clothes. He handed Arvin Brown pants stiff with dried blood and Greece. He worked in a slaughterhouse in Greenfield and that day sixteen hundred homes had been butchered a new record for RJ Carol meat-packing. Those boy didn't know yet what he wanted to do when he grew up he was pretty sure he didn't WanNa kill pigs for eleven. Let's Donald Ray pollock reading from his new novel, the Devil, all the time. You know in the reading that you did the father tells the sun that the next time. So many beats him up the sun has to fight back and that seems to be. A recurring theme like in the opening story of your collection of short stories, the collections called knock him stiff. The opening sentence reads my father showed me how to hurt a man one August night at the torch in when I was seven years old it was the only thing he was ever any good at. You certainly seem interested in the idea of a father. Kind of indoctrinating a sun on the need to fight back and then egging on to do it even when it's inappropriate. so was is this a story that played out in your life? Well, not so much in my life I. Mean as far as I don't my dad really didn't push me to fight or anything like that. But you know when I was growing up my father and I had a very Uneasy relationship. You've got to understand my dad was born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty he's still alive. You know he's eighty years old and he's still kicking but He was born in. Nineteen thirty grew up in the depression I went to the eighth grade. He was working on the railroad by the time he was sixteen, and then he was in the navy. And, my dad is a very tough. Hard. man Stra very strong man. As and in contrast to that, my mother is very shy kind. Small Bone woman. and. Either fortunately or unfortunately for me, I took after my mother and I believe. When I was a kid, my dad was. Maybe disappointed for not taking after him more. So. You know that's where I guess part of that comes from it and part of it also comes from. Lived in stiff. That's where I grew up and I saw a lot of other fathers who were you know drinkers and hell raisers and they didn't treat their families very well You know maybe they went and worked for a while and. I got enough money to go on another band or whatever, and pretty much left the family to take care of themselves. So, yeah father's have a pretty rough time and my work I just. It's just. You know I'm a father. You know I have a daughter WHO's I'm thirty years old now and I have always felt that I. Wasn't. As good as I could have been. Her mother and I were divorced when she was very young she was like a year old and and I wasn't around that much and. That's probably the best explanation. I can give for why treat father's like I do my work. Were you bullied in school. You said you, you took after your mother who wouldn't hurt a fly. So and if you were bullied, would you fight back? Did you know how to actually I wasn't bullied in school I? Never really had any problems with that and yeah, I. Mean a would fight back if I had to but. That situation you know didn't come about very much probably you know just. No more than any other normal kid you know might face that sort of thing. But. Yeah. I mean I wasn't really interested in Working on cars or farm or anything like that was more of A. I won't call myself a bookworm because we really didn't have that many books but you know I like to read and watch old movies and drawl and stuff like that and My Dad. Just you know he's a very practical man I mean, even today you know his idea of success is. Owning your own farm, starting your own business or something like that and I know that he probably looks on what I'm doing now is. A pretty useless way to spend your life trying to write books. Would you describe what the town of knock him stiff was like when you were growing up well, when I was growing up there it was. You know relocated for us. Ok we'll knock him stiff. is about thirteen miles west of chillicothe Theo, which is you know southern Ohio. It was its own little place. You know there wasn't much else around there but it was a community There were three small general stores and a bar and a church, and probably four hundred, fifty, five, hundred people now I probably was related to. At least half those people. So did you find this nurturing being in a town where half the people in it were related to you or incredibly claustrophobic? I think when I was a kid when I was a kid I was claustrophobic for me. You know I was one of those kids I was always unsatisfied I always wanted to be. Else and somewhere else. And so from a very early age. You know I was thinking about escaping from the hauler. I just Thought that I'd rather be somewhere else are somewhere else. But where you are as in Chile coffee which is. PHILADELPHIA, which is about thirteen miles away like you got out but you didn't go very far. I, really didn't get out I mean that's the weird contradiction of that whole thing you know i. Wanted to escape and them what I finally got my chance or whatever I. I chose to stay I'm out at knock stiff at least once a week even today Ladder parents go to visit. My parents are still alive. You know I have a brother and two sisters and they all live fairly close to there and So I. Think though as far as escape goes what happened with me was I quit high school when I was seventeen. And I went to work in a meat packing plant much like Weller work, Dan? And then when I was eighteen I moved to Florida you know that was going to be I was going to get away that you know by moving to Florida and I was down are working a job in a nursery and I wasn't making much money or anything only been there a few months my dad called and said. Hey, I can get you a job at the paper mail if you come back up here so. I chose to come back. You know the paper Mills Calling it was union job and great benefits and. And I knew you know for a high school dropout that was probably going to be the best job I. Ever got. You had that job for. How many years did you work at the paper mill? I? was there thirty two years and you didn't start writing till you were around fifty or is that is fifth well I'm fifty six now and I started writing when I was forty five. Okay. So how come it took so long did you know? When you weren't writing did you know that you had that in you? Well. You know I'd always been a big reader as I said and I love books. And I think maybe in the back of my mind, you know always thought writing would be a great way to get by in the world and you know, of course, I was very naive about it. The principal reasons for me you know as far as being a writer were one, you were your own boss. To you could do it anywhere. And three, you made lots of money. Wasn't until actually began writing it. I found out. That was a real true. But I. Think you know Sorta like maybe a fantasy that? It was in the back of my mind for a long time. I had a problem with drinking and for a number of years and you know it was one of those fantasies that when you got half loaded and You started daydreaming or whatever it was. One of those things that you thought about right thought about. But it wasn't really. You know I went to school when I was in my thirties I went to college I went to Ohio University and I ended up with a degree in English and You. Know even while I was there though I wasn't thinking about being a writer I never took any writing workshops or anything like that. But then finally when I was forty five my dad retired from the paper mill. And there was just something about watching him retire and go home. and. You know that was you know pretty much the end of his career and it really. Bothered me and I. Just. decided. I had to try something else you know. To some other way to. Spend the rest of my life. So. When you decided, you wanted to learn how to write what did that mean? Any. Writers or anything in for a while I just sort of scribbled and struggled. And then I'd read an interview with a writer and I can't recall her name now or no it was a lady. But she talked about typing out other people's stories as a means of maybe getting closer to them or just learn how to put a story together. and. So I started doing that. Who did you type out? I typed out a lot of different stories I. I was typing out a story at least once a week and that went on for about a year and a half. So John. cheever hemingway. Flannery. O'Connor Richard. Yates Dennis Johnson the you know the list just goes on and on if it was a story that I really liked and it wasn't. Long I, type it out, and then I carry it around with me for a week and you look at over and you know jot notes on stuff like that, and then I'd throw it away and do another one. Typing a story out, just was a much better way for me to see how you know person puts dial together or you know. Moose from one scene to the next that sort of thing. Was it hard for you to find your subject matter as a writer? Well when I first started. Trying to learn how to write. As. I said like maybe I would copy out John cheever story. So then I would try to write my own story about some East Coast suburbanite having unfair. Something like that or maybe I'd write about a re Rita Andrei debut story, and then I'd write about a Catholic priest. and. So I did that for maybe two years or so and it just wasn't working at all for me. and. Then filing maybe at about two and a half years, I wrote a story that's included in the book. Knock him stiff called back teen. And it's a very short story. and. It's about these two losers sitting in a donut shop. And that was the first thing that I had. Written that I thought wasn't too bad. And so then I increasingly started focusing on you know the people that I knew about instead of nurses, lawyers, that sort of thing that I had absolutely no idea. How to write about There's a passage in your new novel that's about a bus driver and the bus drivers father had gotten a certificate from the railroad for not missing a single day of work in twenty years and bus drivers. Mother always held this up as like what you could do. If you really you know were strive and tried to accomplish something when the bus drivers father died the bus driver hope that that certificate would be buried with his father's. We didn't have to look at it anymore, but instead his mother just like. Put It on the wall, display it in the living room. And then the bus driver thinks it wore on you after a while other people's accomplishments. I love that sentence did you ever feel that way I mean he kochman here seems. So relatively small like a good attendance record and not to knock that. But for that to be like, you know the zenith of somebody's life is. You. but did you feel that way that a war on you? Other People's accomplishments? I don't think that I paid so much attention to other people's. Successes or whatever. But I, know that I was aware you know by the time. I was thirty two or so and I've been working at the mail for about fourteen years. And I knew that all the guys that I had come in with you got hired about the same time as mayor guys even much later than that. You know they own their own home. Maybe. They owned a boat and they had two or three vehicles and they were married and had kids and on and on and on. You know in contrast to them. I've been divorced twice. I'd filed bankruptcy when I got sober I was living in this little very small apartment above this garage. Of. Motel Room and I've been living there for about. Four or five years. I owned a black and white TV that my sister had given me and I had this seventy six chevy that had the whole side of smashed in and that was it. You know for fourteen years of working there. That's what I had. And so you know there was that sense I guess of me just being a failure. Wasn't really that I wasn't jealous of those people or anything like that. I, mean I had enough sense to know that you know where I ended up was my own fault. But there was always that that idea in back of my head that. I could have done more you know I could maybe went to college or something you know. I'm sure you know if I'd wanted to go to school when I was eighteen, my dad would try to help me. and. That's not the route that I chose though how has your life changed? Now as a published writer, you have a collection of short stories. You have a new novel you got a thirty five thousand dollars cash prize, the pen, Robert Bingham Award. So, what's different about your life? well, I have a lot more time to just set on the porch and. Smoke and daydream. Think it's a legitimate. Yeah well, at least that's what I tell my wife. But my life hasn't really changed that much I. Mean I get a lot more emails. Now you know that sort of thing, but you know I still live in the same house I still pretty much. You know my daily routine is. I really can't say that it's changed that much. It's a good life and I'm thrilled that you know I've got a publisher and. You know had at least a little bit of success. You know I know a lot of writers out there a lot of writers out there who are much better than I am. And would. Probably give their left arm. To be setting, you know where I'm setting today. Well Donald Ray, pollock thing you so much for talking with us. Terry I appreciate. It. Made my day. Donald Ray pollock speaking to Terry Gross in twenty eleven. The devil all the time a new movie based on his novel of the same name.
CoD League Layoffs
"Let's go. Let's switch gears a bit. Can we talk about? Do Business we call of duty leak and look. It's another opportunity for me to you know rag on them a bit. But this was an article from Dallas News, DOT COM and. And the article, the headline was Dallas Empire partways with three time world champion cloister prior to twenty twenty, one season with the twenty twenty one cdl season moving to a four on four format. The Empire had to make a tough decision. So basically, just to summarize the article next year call of Duty League is going to a foreign four format versus a five on five format. And that means. After winning the call of duty, league, championship the after the empire, which is owned by envy. I believe after they won. Now. They're essentially laying off their one of their if not the star player on their team. Which is weird right while Liam on it's it's we are dessus like this would be like if like three super bowls, the Patriots were like you know what Tom Thanks Take Yeah, you really you really contributed bet they're going to a sixteen and format and. It's weird. Because presumptively look an I'm not an expert on call duty scale, and maybe he is not mechanically as strong in this last season is he wasn't early seasons. If you win three world championships, you're probably pretty good. Seems like a keeper to me what's going on Axel like you follow the Collagen more than like what's behind this kind of bombshell shift? Yeah super curious stuff. Obviously the context of this to everyone's kind of playing from home. Everyone's kind of navigating through all this cove stuff. So everything's Kinda different in general I think there's a lot of fun tangents we get into call itself. I'm sure you guys have explored conversations of of of of free to play versus the yearly model which I think is the hardest thing that games like Halo and call of duty of had to overcome the fact that they're used to releasing a game every year for sixty bucks. How does that work with the East sports? Ecosystem. If your game is constantly changing, you're expecting a new pro seen to arise from new game every year versus other games like starcraft, which has been the same, which will which will be the same versus other games that are just completely free to play and only have updates every. So often likely legends and fortnight so. Ton Nick into potentially there but at the end of the day. This roster move call of duty in in closed her the constant changes. I think there are always going to be tough I mean just the fact that this change is happening with the League, the roster changes having to be made it clearly didn't seem like there's a lot of heads up given to players and teams, which is a big deal when it's such a massive franchise chef, the vestment and big deal for so many people so. Yeah Dude I'm Kinda of be Willard about this as y'all are I was mentioning earlier when we were talking for the show the fact that. We see a lot of east sports teams with like really nice. Really good subs in, and that's the thing that gets me with this cloister comes into this team's veteran As a leader to his players and I think that obvious first of all they they release a lot of their comes and it's pretty clear that places leader these guys not only that he's older than these guys and he's had more titles. I'm sure. I'm sure all his teammates would say the same thing. So I feel like I would have loved to see some capacity were still involved as a power sub on the team because guys in east sports it's not just going to be these this roster verse Dash Roster All. The time. We're GONNA have teams that throw in a sub in game two maybe they throw on a seven game five they're on their specialist in game one so on and so forth. So I kinda get confused when I think about that dynamic is like how do you let go of this guy when he's a leader? He's one of the truest veterans of the scene is clearly skilled and you have the potential ever power sub who can still be a leader for your team. So there's a lot of questions there for me. I answer that question for you because I think, I know what it is I. Can I mean Paul Area? Oh I have a theory you better have. Your theories probably going to be the same as my theory I mean. This this is like cost-cutting, right? The like these teams are all burning prodigious amounts of cash. Call of duty Lee activision blizzard. Done much on the Economic Split Front I'm sure right I guarantee you the honest messaging from activision blizzard. His guys were not expanding this year. You know don't bet on any increase in dollars coming in from the league. Three three next year. But so so the very simple they look at the roster and they go who's the most expensive player it's our oldest guy three time champ like. But he's probably the highest player and they go. Well, we killing and the reality is, and I'm totally speculating now I've never seen this guy's contract but I'm expecting a lot of these contracts are done to in once right two years plus one right so he's played out. It's a free break. There's no penalty fee for it. Maybe some other guys are in the I truly suspect it's economic. It's either that or there is such a radical change coming to the game beyond the four four format Matt that. Like the seniority and the expertise disadvantage that they believed that the new game looks so different from the old game, they don't want to see the game championship but I I wa-. Today all. You can't tell her every. Rose. Re Stone grows off.
Who Killed the President
"Today. We take a look back in history couple hundred years and asked the question who killed the president. It wasn't the bullet July. Second eighteen eighty one chaim say Garfield arrived at the Baltimore and Potomac train station for a much-needed holiday. Just four months had passed since the former union general in Ohio. Congressman had been sworn in as the nation's. Nation's twentieth president as Garfield Carriage pulled up outside the Baltimore and Potomac Charles Gucci Paste the waiting room inside ready to fulfil what he believed was a mission from God at around nine twenty am. Garfield entered the station. Longside Secretary Blaine, who had offered to escort him to his train, as strode through the waiting room Gutierrez, snuck up behind them drew his pistol. He fired two shots at the. The should from point blank range. The first bullet only grazed Garfield right arm. The second struck Garfield in the lower back, and knocked him to the floor. He was immediately carried to the train and laid on the floor. They're bleeding profusely from his back wound within minutes, ten different doctors had arrived to examine him an try. Locate the second bullet though no one knew at the time, the slug. Slug had missed the president's arteries and vital organs and embedded itself near his pancreas time it was very survivable injury, but the army of well-meaning physicians only worsened the damage by using their unsterilized fingers and wants to probe the wound, introducing germs, and potentially causing an infection Thomas Lister a name. You might recognize from listerine. A big promoter of the danger of germs protested, but the doctors would have. Have none of it after an hour of excruciating prodding, the president was carried for the train station to the bedroom at the White House. Is Doctors feared? He would not survive the night. Forty nine year old president had rallied the first few days after the shooting, but his condition worsened after Dr d Willard Bliss administered heavy doses of Quinine Morphine and alcohol, which brought on doubts vomiting that left. Left him, weak and emaciated bliss also conducted repeated medical probes in a futile attempts to locate the second bullet. In August, he even enlisted the help of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell who used a crude metal detector, called an induction balance to search for the slug, the machine at work perfectly in test, but the screening failed due to interference from the springs and the president's bed to make matters. Matters worse bell was only permitted to search the right side of Garfield, body, where bliss, incorrectly believed the bullet was lodged by September a massive infection, most likely caused by medical treatment have left Garfield with persistent fever and obsesses over entire body. He was taken to a cottage on Jersey. Shore in the hope that the cool sea air would revive him, but died in the night of September nineteenth. Nineteenth eighteen eighty one. He had been president for just two hundred days. Kill by doctors knocked by the
"willard" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Trump supporter Tammy Willard is among them and she told MSNBC she's not worried about corona virus anymore than the regular flu I can catch the regular plan any year I can get this as well rally attendees have been asked to sign a waiver and assume all risks related to exposure but will it says the trump campaign waiver doesn't bother her surgery you have to sign a waiver I don't blame him twenty two states including Oklahoma are seeing spikes in covert nineteen as they re open several our reporting record high numbers of coronavirus cases Arizona Florida California South Carolina and Texas all with the record single day increases health updates Sara Lee counselor NBC news radio you're listening to one of the best podcasts from I heart radio and now back to the stuff you missed in history class podcast buddy Bolden story goes hand in hand with another story of New Orleans at the time and that is the red light or vice districts noticed story bill and the city had several such districts going back to the eighteen fifties but story bill which formed in eighteen ninety seven was the last of the smallest of them in the so called busy season which was tied to the horse racing calendar as many as three thousand sex workers were working in story bills brothels which were defined by a city ordinance put forth by alderman Sidney story that made it illegal for vice businesses to operate outside the limits of certain blocks it's kind of an interesting thing because it doesn't say if you're in this space you can be doing these things it just says if you're outside the space you can't be doing these things which is a weird waits to word something like that at one point near the end of the district's existence an officer of the secretary of wars commission of training camp activities called Storyville a Gibraltar of commercialized vice twenty four blocks given over to human degradation and lost but despite the focus on the CD your lowers the story even though it was actually alcohol sales that turned over some of the highest profits in the district we actually have an episode of the archive about story bill and bodybuilding gets a mention in it if folks want to track that down archive Bolden and his band played all over New Orleans just to be clear but his name was closely tied to story bell and it was a really rowdy area there was a unique kind of symbiosis between the red light district in the music scene the enticement for the neighborhood brought people in and musicians like golden playing in places like the Oddfellows the masonic hall gained a following and then drew more people into the district yeah kind of each of the various industries going on there kept feeding the others and one of the most famous spots for bold and the play was the union's sons hall which had been established in eighteen sixty six by a group of free persons of color it was part of black Storyville since a lot of the vice district would not accept black patrons and the union sons hall also went by other nicknames including tennis hall named I believe for a musician that that predated buddy Bolden and funky but hall which was tied very closely doubled and he had a a song with the those words in the lyrics are in the name and sometimes the Saturday night dances that were going on at union sons would drag into the morning hours so much so that they had to be cut off the hall could be rearranged quickly and used for Sunday morning church services what's interesting is that even while but he was experimenting and improvising new ways to play old standards making the brass more prominent changing up the rhythms there are also accounts of his band playing places like the Blue Ribbon social club which was an organization for teenage girls and being perfect gentleman both in their personal behavior in in the fourth foreman says may played appropriate dance music like waltzes and quadrilles and nothing jazzy at all this yeah there's a cute quote from somebody that I read where they're describing it but I think they say none of that jazzy stuff and I don't know why that charmed me in nineteen oh two but he started seeing a woman named Nora bass who he took to church for dates initially and the two moved in together that same year at twenty seven nineteen Philip street and they started living as a married couple even though they were not ever legally wed this basically a common law marriage establish sort of a double life for buddy Nora was not part of the music scene she was not particularly interested in the culture of stories will but even away from the music scene but do you have this other duality going on because he split his nights between his old family home staying with his mother Alice and then the rest of the time staying with Nora buddy in Nora had a daughter named Bernadine in nineteen oh three but body second effort at family life seems to have been a struggle just like it was before with Patty in nineteen oh four he was back to living with his mother full time at least according to a city directory although she had at that point moved across First Street to another home and buddy sister Cora who had married in nineteen oh two and that marriage did not work out was also living back with their mother Alice but justice is working his fame were reaching the highest heights of the New Orleans seen things really started to crumble for him in nineteen oh six but he started to exhibit signs of mental illness at this point people called him king and he keenly felt the pressure of being called the king you knew that you had to keep coming up with new ideas to keep the audience is happy yeah there were there are stories of audiences just chanting king bowled in over and over and over as they anticipated his arrival on a stage which is one of those things that sounds like rockstar amazing but it also makes him feel really really stressed because he wanted to maintain that level but he had been a heavy drinker from a pretty young age but that got a lot worse as he grappled with the pressures that he felt and what had once seemed like mere drunkenness started to really morph into more troubling behavior he complained of headaches he became very paranoid he was often found just mumbling to himself and the headaches got bad enough that they impeded his playing it said that he would play the wrong notes and then that would only make the situation worse because he would realize that all of this pressure was stuff that he could not meet if this headache was causing his playing to suffer Nora was still in his life at this point although they weren't really maintaining a full time marriage and she's good at times but he seems to be afraid of his own cornet he had always kept it with him and he worried that his position as the music seems most prominent elevator would be overthrown by some other musician in terms of his immediate livelihood he started missing gigs and fighting with his band members yeah he had initially responded to this pressure by just booking more and more gigs like he was just going to saturate the market and then of course that's impossible when you are stressed the worst thing to do is make your schedule even more intense so it kind of kept folding in on itself this problem and on Saturday March twenty third of nineteen oh six the police were called to the bold and home but he had become delusional he was convinced that his mother Alice was trying to poison him and at the time Norris sister Dora and her mother ida we're visiting the house and buddy hit ida we think will explain why there's a we think there in just a moment with a water pitcher because.
"willard" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Trump supporter Tammy Willard is among them and she told MSNBC she's not worried about corona virus anymore than the regular flu I can catch the regular plan any year I can catch this as well rally attendees have been asked to sign a waiver and assume all risks related to exposure but will it says the trump campaign waiver doesn't bother her surgery you have to sign a waiver I don't blame him twenty two states including Oklahoma are seeing spikes in covert nineteen as they re open several our reporting record high numbers of coronavirus cases Arizona Florida California South Carolina and Texas all with the record single day increases health updates Sara Lee counselor NBC news radio the best part is always free this is just one of over twenty five thousand podcasts available on the I heart radio app let's get back to stuff you should know all right Chuck so you have in a relationship with your attorney your attorney is like ten years old at the time you hire him and you're seventy so you pass on before your lawyer well it turns out that something comes up later on and somebody wants info from your lawyer private info that you gave them your lawyer says no way Jose this is covered by attorney client privilege that is true yeah because that happened very famously with Vincent foster who is most people now was a big you work for the Clintons in Arkansas he was an attorney was one of their close attorneys personal stories I think yes so he ended up killing himself and if you if you have on your tinfoil hat or if you go to these competes conspiracy websites then then you firmly believe that bill and Hillary Clinton murdered this man with their bare hands with their bare hands if you're reasonable human you know that he fell into clinical depression and every single investigator and investigative unit and there were quite a few including one Kenneth Starr went out and said yes he definitely committed suicide mmhm all the evidence is there so that's a spectrum you could Q. could be somewhere on that spectrum between those two beliefs what between thinking he killed himself and was murdered so he was obviously involved in the infamous whitewater real estate deal and when Kenneth Starr was investigating the stuff he tried to get his hands on notes rated by foster's lawyer and the lawyer said no attorney client privilege even though this man is dead and it went all the way to the Supreme Court and they ruled six to three that must be honored even after the grave yeah I was really surprised that that was as recent as it was I thought that that would have been a really old case that came up long ago but yes from the nineties I agree so that one was established and well the nineties I don't see when the actual case or when the Supreme Court ruled on it but that was that was one thing that was tested in court there is another one that had to do with would like employees giving testimony for their company for a long time it was if you hired if you were a director level or a an executive level person in a company and you were talking to corporate counsel whatever communication was being made was protected but thank his sister to come up like what if somebody from accounting I was talking to a corporate counsel about that case like this is that protected and for a long time there was this test called the control group test yeah proprio Lee which is basically just who are you one of the people who is in a position to take the advice of legal counsel in either run with it or decide not to do with that are you like pretty high up in the company and if you weren't in that speech was protected but then over time they decided that no one of the reasons why we have this privilege is that we want lawyers to be fully briefed on the facts of the case so that they can figure out the best offense or the best legal route to resolving this thing and if they're not fully informed then we're kind of hamstringing our attorneys so we want them to know everything and they won't know everything unless people feel comfortable telling them everything hence the attorney client privilege well they said that extends to employees as well because employees sometimes have information that members of that control group won't have and as long as they're talking about something that directly reflects their job and the case at hand to that council that would be considered protected by the by the attorney client privilege now that was the Upjohn ruling I believe yet just this year it's been making a lot of headlines because of the Mueller investigation when trump's personal attorney or one of his personal attorney's one Michael Cohen had his office raided in April of this year into two thousand eighteen and the FBI sees all sorts of documents looking for evidence of bank fraud it came back it was part of the Mueller investigation and trump starts tweeting about how attorney client privilege is dead who and the attorney that was quoted in this article said now it's not dead at all this is very typical what's going on is there's a judge that his in the killing cases and pointed what they call a taint team one of them her unfortunate the unfortunately named teams and what they do this is a third party a what they call an arm's length group of qualified people so they're not involved with with anyone in this investigation and they go through all the evidence gathered and say what's pertinent to the case what's not pertinent and here's the pertinent stuff it's not like we're just trying to release everything ever said between these two men right there and they they are they take all the stuff they saw that didn't relate to the case to the grave so it is a form an extension of attorney client privilege yeah and especially in the in the co in case this is this attorney goes on to say because Cohen was performing little to no actual legal work for trump I'm not much of what was seized in the raid would be protected anyway mmhm yes Sir so that's what this attorney says that's his expert opinion so can't you see like one member of the taint team at the Barbie like this nobody needs Terry good saying that it's really important and vital the that's good stuff so we should talk about another famous recent case of attorney client privilege or attorney client privilege being violated actually with the Jody areas case yeah I don't know a whole lot about this one except that she murdered someone right yes in cold blood but from what I read most recently one of the alternate jurors believes that she killed her ex boyfriend because he was breaking up with her and she wanted to be the last person he had sex with the only person you had sex with their last one of the two went off the rails stabbed in like twenty eight to twenty nine times cut his throat shot him in the head I just left him for dead and ran off to California it was caught within like a week or so of his body being discovered so she she mounted a defense that he was a pet a file that he abused her and that he was in the act of physically abusing her when she fought back right snapped and killed him currently that that was all just completely made up that he wasn't a pet a file he was in an abuser and he was just trying to break up with their that's the the way it stands now this is convicted of I think premeditated murder that initially sentenced to death as a mistrial was declared and she ended up with life without the possibility of parole so that's where it stands now yeah she publicly criticized her public defender a guy named Kirk Nurmi now and over the years Kirk kind of put up with it and then was diagnosed with cancer.
All By Myself
"But even if we're not sheltering with family or roommates, we have technology connecting asked. But sometimes you just WanNa go where nobody knows your name because there's nobody there. We're talking today about hermits from the Greek Aramis Manning wilderness or an isolated place. There are all sorts of reasons why a person might up and leave their community behind to live a simple solitary life. Some people begin their life of solitude when they go into hiding and simply never come back out. Such as with Canadian Willard, McDonald, who jumped from a troop train in Nova Scotia after being drafted into World War Two. Two other men jumped with him, but they were later caught. When you get, Shanghai like that, you get armed, so McDonald had three Oh three rifle on him, which definitely came in handy in his new home, MacDonald built a one room shack near Gully Lake in the wilds of Nova Scotia and lived in it for the next sixty years. At first he had to rely on hunting and fishing to survive, but residents of nearby town soon discovered him and began to help him get food and supplies. Later in life, the same friends help McDonald become the first Canadian to receive his pension without having to sign for it. Living alone cave seems especially practical when your life has hit rock bottom. Take, Valeria, rickety an Italian apprentice Stonemason, who moved to Austria in one, thousand, nine, fourteen at age, sixteen to escape the war that was about to kick off. He lived with an ex Pat Italian family for awhile and worked as a miner until the fateful day. He lost all of his money in a brothel. He didn't spend it. He didn't get rolled. He just literally lost it.
"willard" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Now he tried to taught me Yeah what he's been doing with you but I said no I'm just kidding with you here. But he was so perfect as a privy for Eugene Levy. Is there to foil? Oh He's like you could just take advice. I said what do you like? The KINDA guy spends a lot of time in the bathroom but just let no. I wouldn't say that the Christopher guest do you gene levies character gene. But your character. Yeah they're fun people to work with and so funny because Bob Galvin's been around senses late sixties ten. He does every man every you see movies. He produces. He's he's he's a terrific guy comes from the Balabagn the ARCO or whatever hitter family hasn't hurt dad. I didn't know what he did. He went away and came home at five o'clock. Anti Tie jacket a dad. Loosen your tie so in the big picture of things like after you got back from the army and you made this choice at your family reacted that I mean I. I didn't WanNa tell I got a job my stepfather. Yeah and you gotta go into business businesses so I got a job in New York in an office but it was a kind of job we it was. It was a credit company. You could go out on the street and go to different companies. Get Credit report so if there was an audition I could get up and leave and but at night We're doing this comedy. Act with my partner and you know he So it's really tough. I couldn't do you leave a club at midnight and you'd get home at one. You have to be up at eight and being work at nine and My partner lost his job and I said boy. You're lucky you can sleep. But he had a wife and kid and it was tough and I know you're lucky. I N view and as making eighty five bucks a week but we finally auditioned for a company. Upstate NEW YORK. You heard about the the catskills not the catskill. This was like the the The catskills was more white bread dinner theaters. It was CA- dinner theatre repertory. Yeah and we auditioned. There was a first banana. A comic named Larry Wild. He's he wrote. He wrote all these books about the Jewish joke. Book the Book Mexican. Yeah very very funny man. Not that funny on stage he was like Alan King. Kinda corny humor but in person he was the funniest guy. He was the first banana and they needed a segment and so they hired my partner. And I as second banana. Well the good thing we got to give my partner job. I got to quit my office job. I had to go home and tell my parents. I'm going to be in show business and my my stepfather being very supportive. He's a lot more unemployed actors than there are credit reporters well off and I know that. Did you never get along with that guy? Now I look back. He had a tough You know your stepfather your mother. Mary's another guy he didn't care for anything. I did anyway. It's a long story but he died and and I look back and I said maybe he was not that tough. It was just a matter of approval of it was okay. She lived to be a good old. A Good Ripe Age ninety three since he was Associate was able to see some of your success so some of my stuff. Yeah and she was amazed. Come out and see the House. We live in which is not that great. A Nice House patrol. She had to take pictures and show her friends and she was great. She didn't quite get. She had a pretty good sense of humor. You know she did from Cleveland. You have a good sense of humor in Cleveland though. She was the least funny of all her brothers and sisters. Jonathan winters comes from eight days. A little less yeah. There's that Ohio Bob Hope. Yeah Jack Riley a lot of guys. I've met out here is a Cleveland. Drew Carey. I think. It's yeah Cleveland Rocks. Have you Have you spent time with Jonathan Winters? A little bit. He's a little it'd be with little and if you're with him long enough he'll come down and just be yeah. I spent an hour talking to him. Yeah for half hour characters right. Sure there's like as you get older. I think they're you know he's he's right in there but it's he's got a hell of a memory. I think in his eighties can do his first radio bits. Do you remember ever hearing on the radio because I think his some of his first bits were on the radio? You know even when I I saw them I was in a room and there was a colgate Comedy Hour Something Ladies and Gentlemen Jonathan Winters and he came out and he did a thing about a sword fight. I always making up. And he went in the closing the put the sword in Sheath. Yeah but oh like. He stabbed himself FEM. Jonathan winters and they went to commercial in the audience laughed and the died down then. They started to laugh again. I'd never sceneries and the left just built and no one had ever seen anything like this and he came along in that same wave Shelley Berman Bob Newhart a Lenny Bruce Did you ever get to see any of those guys? I saw shelley burn in many times in person. mort Saul. I tried to see Lenny Bruce. I was at his famous Carnegie Hall. Concert new couldn't wait I I. He didn't show up till midnight. I think it was a midnight show and it was a huge snowstorm right and he came out and you could hardly hear what have you. Have you wild? If they didn't know we were in here. But then people from the balcony started yell-. We can't hear you. Yeah where are the screw? You got better seats. Suzanne a good long time but it was very hard to hear him then. I came out to La and he was appearing in Hollywood canteen which places longer and they reviewed his show. I said I'll go down to see him as a small place. There he came in late walked in with a raincoat. Walked up on stage. Walked talked about ten minutes mad about some. He's got a split and everyone. Well wait a minute so we did another ten minutes split so I never got to really see his act but I got A. Cd's it's interesting to see saw him and he couldn't hear him at the peak of his career and then you saw him and he was too fucked up to deal. He ended his career. There was a book of six of his CDs. It's Great Oh yeah. Half of it was just genius. The other half is just blah blah. Who Else Bob Newhart I? I've become a little bit friendly with him. I did his show sweet guy just a real love to talk to him. Nice guy just the sweetest works right with very. Yeah Yeah now when you work with the younger guys. Did someone Tim and Eric Right. Yeah I did. I never saw what I did and I'd never heard of this show and young people come up to me man. You're on Tim and Eric. Yeah I said yes I was. Oh great so I called my agent. I said of Tim and Eric ever called Telmo beyond show. 'cause young people like it and I did a seconds Second I did not understand what I was doing. They piece together in. Somebody's looking through a phone book for restaurants or something and they said well piece is. What's the point with piece it together and you never saw it? I think I've finally saw. I remember some house feeding people a pig trough just went along with. I went along with it and I was this right. Is this what you want? But they're very popular. I haven't really got into that comedy. As as as sh changed it became very. Open with Lenny Bruce. You can talk about more monty. Python came along. It opened up sketch material comedy material. Because you could probably someone could stand up in the middle of a sketch and say. Oh sorry. I mean the wrong sketch. I'd never seen that if you do that. Sorry I'm in the wrong sketchy Saturday. Night live as you done that. And then comedy got very blue and now it's got which I love blue comedy of. It's funny Dave attell. I've got a CD of David. Tell I listened to and I won't let my wife listen to because it's so graphic now I'll listen to never well. He's funny and very dirty but funny. But it's if it's dirty and funny and then Now comedy seems to be a lot of it if dumb comedy. There's no joke that's the joke. There's no show and I feel so old. I said I'm not getting it. Yeah sometimes on selling watches sketches. A job here other times are so funny. They're so bright. I love Saturday night. Live a vote and I love their cast. They'd just great great Fred Armistice and he's good yeah and they're they. I love it when he does. They lose. Sketch the old a Halloween Party. Vincent price and you know half the crowd doesn't know who they all these but you'll hater. Yeah I met him. I was on the Jimmy Fallon show. Bill Hader Jesus. You're so young. He looks regular fourteen years old and he plays these great characters guy. Yeah they're all so. How often do you do your Your Improv. I started doing it at a little theater on Fairfax called Bang. Yeah and we got. This group of people write sketches. We started doing these shows. We did him for about six months once every month every two months then second city got in touch with it. Why didn't you do it at our theater? It's on Hollywood Boulevard? They have Workshops there and very Nice Cedar son you guys in every month you do a couple of sketches or what. Good news sketches. It's just great. They have they come in with a new sketches and some great people and it started out. I would write most of the sketches and now I'll maybe one sketch because everyone else is so funny. Y'All doing yeah. Well it's great talking Fred. Thank you for. Yeah thank you and thanks for coming on a pleasure. My wife's boy. I'm glad you're doing march show. It's very hip everyone on the Internet. Everyone's like yeah. This is great. I know Marken For some reason I thought I'd done your show but I don't. I made a done by phone a year. So go. Did you do some foreigners I think we did? Maybe some for Air America. That might have been in. Yeah for a minute or two but credible right now. I'm thank you so much and now let's go to Tom Cruise. That was Fred Willard Fred. Weller was going to. It was certainly great. I'm a big fan and the rest in Peace Fred. Willard Dallas Willard from two thousand and twelve. Rest in peace winchell boomer lives..
"willard" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"It was where the wall used to be the wall and I think that's so known as well. Where was Hitler by Talk About The Wall House? Look at that coming down based Hitler. But I've got to go by. I didn't get a chance to see where his bunker used to be. They built Apartments over it. That's got to be a weird place to live. There must be you believe in that kind of stuff. I think I have a feeling that people who live there. No and it's kind of weird would have been better if it was like a Jewish retirement. Hot something that would be a look. There's some history I'd give you a good price. What what could possibly be the no the bunker where he ended and this is where we start. That's what they want. So all right so fernwood tonight was a really like because I remember that there is it just felt like that at that time you know. Things were changing and comedy. There's little more freedom. It was a little and there were seemed to be a new crew in town and like 'cause SNL started time. Yes and it just seemed like the whole thing was busted open in the mid to late seventies for this and you were part of that crew. That's right and then clunky monty python. We were in London. We've got to go to London to the Tom Jones show and we're all sitting around at a dinner party and we did not like Tom. Jones could have been greater. I loved his voice. I love his music. He loves these old fifty song. Yeah pixies also and they bring him over. He's just a blue collar guy and they put him in one of our schedules needs stand there and he we do it for him once he'd get in and he played like he knew his lines complete gentleman. I just I just love him and a big Fan. We run the show once a little. Richard was on the show and there. We were five Americans sitting in this in this rehearsal. There's little Richard and we're all trying to be cool. Yeah and little. Richard is up plan. Please send me some Lovin. Tom Jones gets up to sing a duet with the only one I could think of. Who could hold his own next to the Little Day? Yeah and at the end of the the rehearsal Richard could we have a photo with you? Oh sure everyone want. I have a photo with. He was just a great guy and then a funny story. My wife and I went out for dinner and I still kicking myself the next day. They said you should have stuck around little. Richard invited up to his hotel room. As I can't believe we were up there. We had drinks Lou. Richard went in the other room and brought out a book of just pictures of Women's vaginas. Can you met Little Richer They said it was so weird and he showed us these pictures and so then he said maybe I shouldn't have been there. Maybe I just to sit in a room with Little Richard. Looking at Vaginas with him. Probably saying like why can't like I don't yeah. It's not what you assume about him fascination but it's just weird when they're just separate from the body practice that was the weird thing. I nine party that little Richard Three throws a party and then the guy's and we we were coming back to La. And the is we're going to Stockholm and I couldn't go my wife on. Come and we just had a baby so I flew home and I said. Give me some of that Pornography it Stockholm Sweden Sweden Sweden the Swedish graphic magazine. My wife didn't like that she is. The next is what happened to throw it out the window. Yeah no one pornography I had. I should've gone a little Richard's room so that time so money. Five thousand was popular. Well we TUNEIN monty python right. Never seen in like because they were only within that time. Yeah Yeah and then we decided we. Do you know what we should do. We should get hold of their material and do some of their material and our material on American. Tv show so we got our agent. We try to talk in America and we took it down to some some network to by it and we showed them a monty python and they looked at it they were. They didn't laugh. They said. Oh it's like laughing and they just didn't get monty python. How could they compare found the laughing so a year later we heard the time life? What monty python and then the rest is. Did you ever meet those guys? I met Eric idle through best in show. I did worked at My partner had show Judging the dog show was Jim pitic a wonderful English actor. You're hilarious and that thanks. Yeah and he. We're at a party. And he knows Eric idle he knows all these guys. So I met Eric idle sit and I don't know whether it's more exciting to sit with little Richard or Eric idle when realize what Eric idle he wrote. Not only was with Monty Python. But wrote the Nudge Nudge wink. We always he was the guy who did it. And he's just a regular he's he's just a around the we sit and talk for a long time and he tried to get me to do Spam Lot he wanted you to be spam lottery and I couldn't do it and I would not have been as good at who they use the guy from Rocky horror show. I worry Tim Curry was and then they want me to replace him an ice. I thought I just can't. I was so flattered. They wanted me to do it. I couldn't do that. Tim Create a great voice. Is Interesting that throughout your career and as you talk about it that you. Y- always sort of their because in my mind and working with Alan Arkin even for a little while to me is. That must've been talking. Mind-blowing was great. Yeah and then to see where he went and then you went and you. You both did alright. You both very respected. But you still have this thing where it's like with Comedians. Like someone like Eric Idle your God. It's era guidolin fan of his work. Yeah and you don't want you try to you joke for a minute or two. And he jokes then after ways. Let me just have a serious conversation with this guy? He's probably hear it. All the jokes right. Nothing I can say can make him laugh. He's very nice. If I say somebody allowed on it but then I get off on another subject. We talk about the people in England. Now was the real people. Think because I I definitely have conscious memories from them. You'll people was interesting. I got a call one day from George Schlatter. Sure had done speaking of Athens and everything else. George slaughter. What I'm doing show called real people. I saw you on Fernwood tonight and you. You talk to crazies like they're normal and that's what I WANNA do and that's well okay so wanted real crazy you. Yeah you got real crazies. And I've always wanted to talk. You know if you find someone on the street who's nuts. Yeah I try to make a real conversation on to see what their I always have something in their mind that they're trying to express. I found out that most of them don't but he he told me about the show if they had a little more focus they probably wouldn't yeah talking to the wall so he said he told me about this show and it was NBC and it was going to be sick. And I said well okay so I did six hundred hundred. It wasn't quite as cutting edges. I thought yeah because it seemed like for you It didn't really weren't able to use your chops. Yeah and then I found out I was going to do and a lot of stories. He was editing. I had had a friend who was an editor on the show and he said I saw the funniest stories come in and when they came out they'd cut you so much and then the show would always end up with. Its time has come to say good night. We want to go and godless. And there's a little to American Pie and American and you don't WanNa do that show don't do so you only did six. I don't know I did six. And after a couple years. Then of course the show skyrocketed use gift Stevenson Byron Allen who else not wasn't Byron Allen Oziel Byron did come on Bill Rafferty Bill Rafferty Cisco San Francisco. Yeah and you know who else was on the little guys? Sarah pursell the little guy from the Christmas story Who's now a big producer director? Peter Peter Billingsley okay. He's the cutest Little Kid. The most precocious little kid and of course I left and the show skyrock of course and About three years in a big baseball fan and I read an article about this ball player. He played in the major leagues with one arm. His name was Pete Gray And I read a story that he was still this little town in Pennsylvania and played golf. He was in by in his seventies. I called George Schlatter. I said George I would love to come back to just do a story on this guy. He played for the Saint. Louis Browns in Nineteen forty-five. He's a one armed player. He played he had to forty to fifty but he was wartime but he held his own. And George S. A great story I used to be a member of the knot hole gang and Saint Louis. He's will line up the story so then he called me a few days later and he says this guy doesn't want to do the story he doesn't want to. They're doing story of his life and he's he's much unease things out in the bar but come on. I'd like to talk to you about doing a few shows so I went in. I did about ten or eleven shows it year. Oh good for very good money. I don't know what's wrong with me. It was good money and I enjoyed myself and then the next year I said you know the whole year. Really make good money money. It was like at the time like fourteen thousand a week which probably like thirty forty thousand week money to me and I said well let me. I'll do it every year. I mean I'll do the whole show. Suddenly when when I wanted to do it then he he told my agent he says I want. I want to sign a three year contract so I said to my agent. Well let's just do one year at a time. Look I've been doing. My agent came back. No George wants three years. I said well I don't know what should I do? Should I go back? She's no he's withdrawn the offer. Yeah Yeah I think he wanted to teach me a lesson because I wanted to do a year and he got some other guys any. He fired Bill Rafferty. He fired everyone on the show at one time. I was not aware of this except Sarah. Pursell right and NBC and NBC. Said you have to pay more money because she was really great. Very pretty and Georgia's you or the extra money now now. I'm assuming you don't have a relationship with him anymore. I I actually do Sarah pursell. Her husband invited my me and my wife George and his wife down to their their club in Santa Monica. I said what am I gonNA talk to about? George George with George Schlatter. Did you ever ask him whether or not he screwed you to teach you think he knows when but to me we went down in Georgia. Had a drink or two half Fred. You're my favorite comic. This is my favorite guy and I think he sincerely means he didn't. Someone wants to describe George Diseases. He'll love you for six months and then turn onion fire. But he's a big. He's a big guy in industry and we had dinner and his wife is so pretty former showgirl and We had a nice evening and a great. He'll get together Fred. Yeah down we in one one story. I did for him which was not the funniest story I did. I used to laugh at a perpetual motion machine had prison. But he's he's legendary guy and he he really started all this reality show now. Do you like in talking about that. I mean you've been in show business a long time. And you've got you've done a lot of episodic work you've done hosting work you've done movie work now like in talking about two hundred and talking about these decisions that you may during a career. Is Their party. The thinks I thought I should have done. I always make anytime offered some reason. I can't do but I done something I loved. I fought to get on. Sctv remember that show. There was a Eugene Levy Eugene lowry short on candy I saw them in Canada Arenas Rig Murray he joined a those related. They came from the the the second city states. Rick Moranis came in like a year or two into it. I love the show. I'd run into Joe Flaherty and I say Joe I love that show. You've got to get on that show you've got and I was unreal people that they thought I was the big because I was on real people some little so I did two or three of the shows and it was great..
"willard" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Have you done many podcasts? I have done a few. Yeah a little strange you ever know. Are you being heard Leonard being heard or going into space but Well we're recording it but it must be fascinating that This is This show this is part of show business now. Yeah is this. This is not streaming. I remember I did streaming streaming. That's going out live. This is not streaming. But it's it's pretty pretty close to it so you're one of the funniest people alive. That's what I tell people and people kind of look at me funding. No there's a lot of funny but was this. That was this always. The the direction was always the big plan I was I was kind of the class clown comics whereas as a kid kind of grown up and for some reason I guess make Kinda of funny remarks in school and but I didn't know what I wanted to be. I always loved comedy. I think it's a nice released here a comic and go someplace and laugh. Where'd YOU COME FROM CLEVELAND? Ohio when Cleveland was great it was it was at the time the call the best location. In the nation you know had steamships coming in and a steel town because I was just there and tell you it's a it's a little sad It seems to be bouncing back a bit. There's a couple of good restaurants but I could tell it was a great city has at one time. It was pretty booming. It was I think like the fourth or fifth largest city in the country because it was it was right on the Great Lakes we had the Indians and we had the Browns. We had a big vibrant downtown. And I don't know what happened. I think all the industry's kind of folded and everyone moved to the suburbs right and now downtown. There's the center which used to be called the terminal tower. Yeah it's now Terminal Tower City right and then you go about eighteen blocks east and there's a lot of theaters some of them that I used to go to his kid. They'd have live shows they'd have a movie. And then Danny Kaye would be there or Bob. Hope Bob Hope I did see Bob. I remember saw Jack Benny Danny Kaye. Really How old were you are just a little kid just old enough to go downtown? I'd always have to have a friend. Take me say you're not going downtown by yourself not have realized these great moments. That and I'D HANG OUT BY CLEVELAND STADIUM. If I go to a ball game. Even if I didn't go to the ball game I'd hang out by the visitors Exit get all the visiting players autograph. Yeah Yeah Great. Do you remember seeing coming. I can't imagine so they'd have the they'd have a movie and a comedian or shorts. The comedians well Danny Kaye. Jack Benny Yeah. But I don't remember. Seeing stand up. Comics was even at that form yet. It was more. Don't I think it was for the older crowd right? He'd go to Miami or grossing years. Yeah these older comics with always with the talks. Yeah a lot of jewelry on their hands and I was going to dinner going the Miami Miami But I know what impressed me the most? I don't know if you remember a Spike Jones. Musical Act well. He was huge in. He is huge very good musically and I went I heard his records. And he he's show came through Cleveland and I went down to see it and I'd never seen. It was a comedy review but it was based on music and he did takeoffs on on songs cocktails for two with sound effect right and they had he had funny characters. Frederick Gas and he had a Harper's to just sat on the stage. And you'd never made a big thing. After you notice that Harper's the woman had never played the harp. She just sat there and I was just amazed. This is comedy I'd never seen before. And they were doing it for radio so it was. You're watching a stage play almost well. I think he was doing his radio show but I think he also did a stage Brian. Because remember had a joke he had a dwarf who came running across the stage pulling a rope and you watch the dwarf. Pull the rope and you kept watching. The rope kept moving. Here Dwarf van and the back end and as a kid you'd never seen and it was like another dimension of comedy that Your First Dwarf Experience and Cleveland you didn't know didn't know doors You didn't know what but up until then the jokes were the. My mother-in-law drove my cadillac off the cliff emotions and which is funny to me. It's mixed emotions. I just clever but I always wanted to. I always liked comedy kind of a release. I guess I was always kind of a a worried kid and I still worry a lot about things so so it gave him relief of relief and my parents were not very. It wasn't what field know what I had aunts and uncles who were funny. Thank God they come over and you know. My mother was very Know come on my father. What did you mean I heard from school? Today if you had and A lot of panic around. Yeah had these wonderful aunts and uncles would over. My uncle would return to steal silverware so I was laughed at that. Yeah what kind of racket was your father. And I'm not sure. He was working for something called. Morris Plan Bank something about automobile but he passed away when I was fairly young. Which is it's always very emotionally. I was like eleven or twelve years. All how any died and that was a really tough age. It's like a big dose of reality is you. Don't know you'd no one's GonNa die. Great-grandma died almost You know she was really old. She was seventy five right. Nowadays seventy five doesn't seem that all right. Yeah so that was a big void. Yeah Yeah so then was wanted even more or less anything that would be right on the right so when he left Cleveland. I mean you you grew up there and then what was the next step for you next. Step let's see. I went off to I was sent away. My mother remarried a wicked stepfather and they decided that send me way to a prep school military school and then went away to a little more my last two years in in high school which turned out to be a lot of fun. It was in. Kentucky. It's no longer there. Yeah but in the winter the selling point is they moved the whole school down to Venice Florida. Okay for three months and that was so great to be in Florida and then so then I decided to go. I said this is kind of fun and I took some kind of Iq test. I turned out or some tests. I had the highest grades are the highest. I Q of anyone in the school because these were a lot of times. The kind of kids that are center because they're not doing well to a very tough highschool and keep him in jail. Yeah I don't think they were on the brink of jail. Either that or go in the army or going to go get a job groceries so I was one of the brightest students so I went to a place called Virginia Military Institute. Wow which was a lot tougher than I thought like West point out so everyone was in uniform. Yeah but I played sports there in baseball and I got into cross country which is tough sport running running of yeah about five miles a tough sport and yeah indoor tracks when you look like. You're in pretty good shape now. He's still am I. I still try to be still hoping to. Maybe if they you know have a little expand couple more expansion teams. I've given up hopes to play in the big league cowboys not never to To wait for that kind of double a or something and Dream. Yeah. I don't want to be a D. H. But first base maybe play five or six innings and take the rest of the day off. Then it'd be fun but then I WANNA be a baseball player but then you go out. I just see all these terrible injuries. Then you've realized there's guys that aren't on the first string and they come out to the ballpark every day and sit on the bench for nine innings and then there are going to be sent down then. It sat down. And they're hitting one seventy I. I don't know that wouldn't have been. I don't think I would've liked it done that. I'm kind of glad I never got you know as a kid. Joe Single hit three fifty insurance star Hero. How hard can it be? Throw the ball over the flakest. Yeah Yeah So. Did you end up going in the military or how idea Bryan Army was the army artillery and because at the time there's a draft so I'm taking it? You didn't have to do anything if you know I did. There was no firing guns or anything. I got an in some specialty but I got to play. I was sent to Germany and I played on the went out for the baseball team and I made the baseball team. So it paid off in the good thing. Is We're stationed in Germany when all around all these different cities playing baseball Berlin. And how long you know. What year was that you think? Oh is in the early sixties. Okay and I don't think there's any military in Germany anymore. I'm sure the Germans hated us. Well they all used to be it. Seemed like a lot of people. Spend time there. Elvis was there Germany was a big base. Yes right we occupied Germany. Germany's always a little pre pre-vietnam. You didn't end up going anywhere you know. I didn't go and I came back and I said now. Now what do I do? Yeah I think it'll be an actor that can't be too hard just that I can act and I went to an acting school you did. I did an acting school. You go around New York. At the time everyone had seen study study. I'm sure and mime and I said do you ever put on a show invite Agents Oh no no no we study so I finally found a place called showcase the editor and I said. What do you do every ten weeks? Yeah we have a very theatrical and we put on his show. The show was in their apartment. Was they had up stages on yeah? Yeah Yeah I'm and we invite her professional people so I this is for me so I got in there and I did. I find that you can't really teach acting with the best tool is the just get up and do scenes and you can kind of. Tell Ya. If you're doing good or not serious are acting teacher would drive me nuts. He was he was. You'd get up you'd memorize scene and you get up on stage to get one line.
"willard" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Hey folks it's me it's mark. I'm checking in. I talked to you Monday. You know what's going on. It's been a horrible few days but I think I'm beginning to come out. Of least the shock part of it and it's up and down it's waves you know. I've been been very busy. Because so many people have reached out. I mean thousands of people reached. And I got to tell you the all you people who isn't of the show Who reached out. It helps me and her family appreciates it the people that love her. Appreciate it the outpouring of love and support sadness. It's helping and I and I really WanNa thank you. I know this is going to be a long haul. I know there's going to be a lot of ups and downs but I've been trying to keep busy. I'm been trying to make myself available for the family and for whatever needs to be done. Friends have come over to do some social distance sitting with me and I've gone to a one person's house a couple in another couple came over friends of mine and we were out back outside doing the grieving sort of food thing socially distance you know so. There is human connection happening a several people that I talked to on the phone every day friends and then just the outpouring of love from everybody in my business. People who I had no idea would know me or no Lynn but I just wanted to check in. I can't go on too long. It's been a long day here. It's going to be up and down but I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA try to to to stay engaged here. I have a bunch of shows I recorded before Lynn passed away. That will get to today. I actually have another re post a posthumous reposted for Fred Willard. Who died a few days ago on on the fifteenth? He's one of the Great Comic Geniuses when the great comedy actors just a genius and we had him on the show. I think we did the interview in early. Two Thousand Twelve and we. It was put up. It was posted on March fifteenth. Two Thousand and twelve. And it's interesting. I I remember doing it because this is fairly early on in the process of the podcast and I remember. I learned some lessons from him. I I couldn't identify it. We re listening to the conversation again but there was a a question I'd ask for that. It was a personal question but it wasn't the nature of the question. It was you know. I can't remember what it was but I just realized in asking that that he had never thought about it the way that I was asking. I can't remember what it was but it was just this moment of a a gentleman that was already a bit older who sort of set in his way of thinking and just never thought about what. I asked him the way I asked him to think about it. And kinda threw him and I realize that there's no reason to push his because he can't process it and it was a moment of boundary in a moment of respect that I really made note of an integrated to how how my sensitivity to people evolved. I just remember that. He's a sweet guy and very funny guy. He talks about his wife a lot and she passed away in two thousand eighteen. And I'll I'll be in touch you guys. I'm going to keep doing this stuff and thank you for all the support. Thanks for being there. I'll check back with you on Monday. And this is my conversation with Fred Willard. Two Thousand and twelve.
"willard" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"I'm excited to the zoo. Crew is excited rats. You should be very excited as well. Our guest today. We have a very very special guest on talk today. Fred Willard President visiting great. He has been on everything everything you check out his his bio. It's just simply I. It just dumbfounded it's phenomenal Just astounding how many things he's been on. We're GONNA talk about that in a second but bread. How was Your Week? It was just like just like any other. Any of the week is just more so we had a really neat little puppy today on absolutely vicious little puppy. That was just leave. This lunging at everybody. How old about nine weeks old? Oh boy yeah so that should be fun for years to come or at least until the trial but anyway but no. It's so that that's bad news there of course when you have a puppy that young but Jane what have you been up to Doing math here okay. Don't ask anything you know my weeks. Great it's just been. It's been phenomenal Homecoming Week at at the high school. So always just a lot of festivities going on with that so it was super busy with that sort of stuff but You Know Donna came over and we have the chance to talk It's just Just excited that. He's going to be on the show and just Sharing some time with him. The great thing about it with Fred. Willard is when you mentioned Fred Willard. Last week we started. We started just saying episodes of fernwood tonight back and forth tweets and we were yelling things like like rats. Leisure suits things back and forth amazing. The what a great career never got to be. He's never been headlining starboy from every yeah he was one of the was on get smart. He was a he just like one ninety eight earlier. Bits the best in show a movie. Wally and just Lots of stuff and the reason what he's excited about right now is Coming up on nick at night. It's actually tonight. At eight o'clock it was with us for the next hour. 'cause we got fred here but He's going to be hosting the first annual FIDO awards. And so we're going to be talking about that and we're very excited that our guest today is Fred Willard O he and Fred Willard welcome the animal talk. Thank you fred. You are just trying to go through the list of things that shows and movies. You've been involved with probably easier to list the ones. You haven't been involved a long list of those but I. I've done my share. Thanks but coming up Fred Willard. You're going to be hosting the very first annual fighter. Awards premiering October The fifth Sunday Sunny and I'm excited about it because I don't I've posted some things but if you're going to be fun and everyone loves dogs and I haven't been there for. I don't haven't seen any dogs. Yes so It'll be surprised to me on. Come Sunday Well Friday.
Greatest Hits: Physician, Test Thyself
"While at the medical pneumatic institute of Bristol in the seventeen ninety s Humphry Davy studied gases studied by inhaling. The today's theme was still in any way unclear. Devi would set up chemical reactions and then inhale the resulting gas one gas gave him a pleasant sensation and the impulse to laugh at everything he had discovered. Nitrous oxide though. His initial attempts were meant to reproduce the pleasurable effects of opium and alcohol. Davey would ultimately recommend the use of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic. Your dentist gives you a blend of fifty percent nitrous and fifty percent oxygen but devi was huffing hundred percent nitrous oxide which is probably why he enjoyed it enough to start hosting parties. Were friends would inhale it from silk bags when it came time to test his polio vaccine. Dr Jonas Salk decided to avoid the long drawn out. Human clinical trial process the only suitable tests subject was himself and his family in nineteen forty seven. Salt was working on a vaccine for the crippling disease. While at the University of Pittsburgh he needed a healthy volunteer to test it and administered it to himself his wife and their three sons. It worked and was soon implemented in a nationwide test that showed dramatic results in two years. Polio cases decreased from twenty nine thousand to less than six thousand salk didn't patent the vaccine in assisted that it should remain free and available to everyone saying. Could you patent the Sun as a result? He's often remembered. As one of history's great humanitarian. Since Dr Olivier Immune System was a brilliant cardiologists zone practice in the second half of the twentieth century when he developed a life hindering addiction to alcohol fearing for his life. He immersed himself in a rehab therapy but nothing worked so he did the only thing he felt he could. He took his treatments into his own hands. Searching For a cure he happened upon back. Lafon a muscle relaxant. That had been used for years but it shown promising results in studies with laboratory animals addicted to a variety of substances Doctor Amos in prescribe himself the drug and experimented with increasingly higher doses until he finally reached a level that left him free of any craving for alcohol. He published his results in two thousand and four which a team of Italian scientists tested with promising results in two thousand eight Werner forsman was German urologist who during his surgical training in nineteen twenty. One pioneered the technique of cardiac catheterization the inserting a catheter into the heart. To measure the pressure inside and decide whether a patient needs surgery building on the work of scientists who has successfully catheterization a horse in eighteen sixty one force was inspired to try to replicate that work in humans but couldn't get permission for human trials of such a dangerous sounding experiment undeterred. He asked an operating room nurse to procure the necessary equipment. She agreed but only on the noble condition that he experimented on her rather than trying to do it to himself. No sooner was she prepped. On the table than foresman anesthetize his own arm and made a cut inserting the catheter. Twelve inches or thirty centimeters into his name. He then casually climbed two flights of stairs to the X. Ray Sweet before threading it all the way into his heart and having an x ray done to check the placement. He was later forced to resign from that hospital. Then hired back and fired again in the early thirties doctors. Herbert Woollard an Edward Carmichael. Notice that when an internal organ was damaged patient sometimes felt pain in unconnected parts of their body. They decided to deliberately damaged one of their own internal organs to study the effects. But what internal organ did they have? That was both critical and easily damaged. Maybe one or a pair of ones that's effectively on the outside of the body for easy access Yup. They chose to experiment with their gentlemen's BITs to study pain in their notes. Willard in Carmichael recorded that the testes was drawn forward and placed under a Pan that could hold weights though they recorded. Neither whose testees. Who did the drawing forward weights were added to the Pan and the resulting sensations were recorded. The pair performed the experiment. Multiple Times sometimes injecting various sections of the testicles with local anesthetic to
"willard" Discussed on Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show
"Sex farm. It was we can get it on and get it over with. He was a improvisational genius. Man and when he was in the movie anchorman which is the next one I have. He plays Ed Harkin the station manager and he had this running joke about his kid. Just being a total psychopath and and having trouble high school. So here's a quick Mash up of APPS my son just going through a phase. I have no idea where you would have gotten a hold of German pornography amateur adults. We've both seen our share pornographic materials or you never have. Of course you have and I was stupid of me. Neither have I. I was just speaking in generalities alsop by the school. Later sister Margaret by okay. I understand you have days are but I can come back later. This Arkansas. No no no. It's just a parent stuff. It seems our youngest. Chris was on something called acid and was firing a bow and Arrow into a crowd. Yes yes Chris. Listen to me. Put Down The gun and let the marching band. Go off as a prank. We'll straightened out later. I'm getting another call at Harkin. Let the marching band go in the movie waiting for Guffman we you know he really Thrived in the atmosphere that Christopher guest created in all of the mockumentaries which are largely improvised. They have a back story to them but the scenes are largely improvised and Fred. Willard was fantastic at that in the movie. Waiting for Guffman plays a travel agent with his wife Catherine O'Hara but they're the stars of the local theatre troupe. They they themselves like you know they're Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood of this local theater troupe and they're all hacks and stuff but it's a hilarious Fred Willard and Catherine O'Hara performance and at one point there having dinner with Eugene Levy in his wife who he's a dentist in town who has just joined the theater group and Catherine Herridge a little drunk and this improvising is pretty magical. Ch-.
Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86
"Comedic actor Fred Willard has died at the age of eighty six according to his daughter details of his death were not given I marquees are a letter with a look at his career but not get too close it'll pick up part of the band I'm joking of course so we go in and I'll show you around Fred Willard usually had small roles that were scene stealers like the colonel greeting the rock band in spinal tap and the announcer in best in show who knew nothing about dogs he also played Phil's father in the ABC series modern family willing first rose to prominence during sketches on Johnny Carson's tonight show and as Martin mall side kick on Fernwood tonight in twenty twelve he was arrested for suspicion of committing a lewd act at a Hollywood adult theater he said he did nothing wrong and no charges were filed Willard's final role is on the upcoming Netflix series space force
Comic actor Fred Willard of 'Best in Show' and 'Modern Family' dies at 86
"Comic actor Fred Willard has died Fred Willard perfected the role of the kind of clueless nice guy from the announcer and best in show I didn't want to put on a show like Holmes adds to his Emmy nominated turn as Tyrrell's dad Frank on modern family I waited seventy nine years is seen as a doctor I can wait another seventy nine also known for roles in this is spinal tap in command and Willard was nominated for three Emmys for guest starring on everybody loves Raymond will
Comic actor Fred Willard of 'Best in Show' and 'Modern Family' dies at 86
"Comedic actor Fred Willard featured in classic films such as this is spinal tap best in show an anchorman has died he was eighty six his daughter says Wheeler died peacefully well it was a four time Emmy nominee for his role in what's hot what's not everybody loves Raymond modern family and the bold and the
Actor Fred Willard dead at 86
"Actor Fred Willard is dead at the age of eighty six well it's representative told Rolling Stone that the actor died from natural causes last night well its film and TV career spanned fifty years and he was known for his roles in anchorman this is spinal tap an American wedding Jamie Lee Curtis first broke the news on Twitter today saying he's not with his
Don't Try To Be Great
"In his book. Based on a commencement speech he gave at Dartmouth College in twenty eleven. Charles Wheel tells a story about how he was once a guest on a news program hosted by Chicago journalist Phil Ponts now the show is filmed live. So of course if you mess up or say something you regret there are no do overs. They're only hundreds of thousands of pairs of eyes watching. You do whatever it is you did or say whatever it is you said polished or not just before airtime Charles the writer recalls how. He was feeling right before. He said he was nervous. Self-conscious in hoping to impress in that very moment fill. The host leaned over with just thirty seconds to live and said these words. Charles never forgot. Don't try to be great. Just be solid. The book is called ten and a half things. No commencement speaker has ever said and in it. Charles Leland writes this. That simple advice had a profound effect. Because I knew I could be solid. That was within my control. I could just talk about what I know. I could answer questions candidly. I could have a fun and interesting conversation with other guests. I might have some fun. Equips I might not. Phil's advice was liberating because it removed the pressure to deliver what I wasn't certain I could deliver and it made me better at doing what I knew I could again. The book is called ten and a half things. No commencement speaker has ever said and don't try to be great. Is thing ten and a half like many of you? I've been thinking a lot about this class of twenty twenty both like I said the high school graduates college graduates to in addition to all of the end of year events. This graduating classes either missing out on her having to modify because of the pandemic the truth remains they're still graduating. They are moving into the world of grownups and the expectations in this world can be while extreme to say the very least. This world is filled with people who are trying to be great in the same way. I hope doing the next great thing is a kind of phrase for graduates to hold onto. I think Philpott he gave to Charles. Leland seems like a relief as well. Don't try to be great. Just be solid. It's not the message we usually hear after all the phrase is greatest of all time not solid est of all time or does that even mean to be solid years ago. I listened to an interview with author Philly Anderson who by the way is also a real life dear friend of ours here. North Carolina but in the interview Phil shared about his thirty year. Friendship with author and priest Brennan Manning in that interview Phil says this about Brennan Guy who's famous for what he has to say yet. What I remember most about him was how he sat and listened. He touched my life with his kindness. To fill. Brennan was solid. Another story comes to mind about Brennan himself one that he told his book souvenirs of solitude and it was about how years ago after a difficult phone call he had. He left his home. He was distracted and he had an appointment. That day. To give a talk to the inmates of Trenton State prison when he stood up there in front of the inmates he had been distracted. Like I said right before. He got up there so without stopping to think about his surroundings. His first words of greeting to the inmates were well. It's nice to see so many of you here when I read that statement. I tip my head back and laughed out loud all by myself mainly though I recognized how Brennan responded to his own words he wrote. I'm frequently not inform on top or in control. This is part of my poverty. As a human being and self acceptance without self concern simply expresses a reality he writes an impoverished spirit prevents the poor man from becoming a tyrant to himself. Brand was not anxious shocked or even much concerned about this misstep in front of the inmates. Instead he had a light heart about it if he had been trying to be great that day. This mistake would have crushed him instead. He showed up solid which meant there was room to make a mistake and to move on without crumbling. We try to great. We risk becoming a tyrant to ourselves when things don't go the way planned one final quote and then I'll be done Dallas. Willard writes about the misunderstood phrase that we find in the Bible about dying to self he says in this is a quote when we see people dominated by their lust for glory or insisting that there will be done we will be in a position where we can be very firm in not cooperating with them even if their loved ones when we live in the shepherd sufficiency and died to ourselves. We become the most firmly established people in the world. That quote is from his book. Life Without lack the most firmly established people in the world so class of twenty twenty. Don't try to be great. Just be solid. Be Solid in the way you live in your house until the next phase begins in the way you hang out with your family your choice to laugh instead of roll your eyes in the way you choose to listen to your younger siblings. Who will miss you more than they can possibly say. Or put into words be solid with how you enter into your next experience not like a tourist who watches from behind a camera lund's and insists all of your usual comforts are close at hand and not like an expert who thinks she's supposed to know everything as best you can enter into your new situation ready to be fully present and engaged when you can and free to withdraw when it's necessary be solid enough to be boring if you're trying to be great you might not notice the people and the margins your neighbors who are working twice as hard for half as much. If you're trying to be great you might be tempted to bend the truth to get ahead. So just be solid honest simple and you
"willard" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Either or hello Mister Willard hello what's an all time high or low what with the six so for six so for all that well cares about that I mean hasn't yeah if if if anything has ever changed our perspective on time in our lives is it this week honestly I mean who's got to be anywhere I love the most hilarious conversations with you know in conjunction with our producers are getting people on the show I can't tell you how many times I'll take somebody like Hey yep we're coming on the show and if they're like yeah actually I am I right okay what works for you I don't know any time for any day search out me tool so I mean you know whatever you guys can yes talk as long as you want that's pretty much the way it is what he had done Michelle pretty much nothing he will be on totally totally so yeah I mean I'm a new I'm gonna do radio from now until tad at if anybody needs anything else with any of the other twenty hours of the day just ask just how do you know we're here are you there now we are here for you I saw the poll the S. night if you will you do when you decide a winner are you talking about the the eight o'clock poll tonight racked yeah so that that'll go right up until about seven fifty okay and and the early lead very early lead is this thing I just saw a listener actually sent it to me I don't know how long this is been real maybe I just missed it but are you are you guys saying also that all the new movies that were set to be released are now just going to be released on demand and you can watch them at home I heard that I it was doing it yeah great was the glass I want okay I could be mistaken but it's all of them but I'm not sure if one of them's doing it they're all going to do it so yeah this is a lot of the movies that cannot cannot be released in theaters are now going to be available at home which which I think is a nice little weapon to have in our in our back pocket right now Sir well I think you almost if your studio you almost have to if you can do it if you can figure out a way to get it done because what I'm gonna do you can't just say okay we'll save that for the next week well then what about the next will be get a push that back a week in the one of its two week sort of it's three weeks so it's really interesting in the movie industry where these movies keep churning week to week to week and ragged and summer blockbusters pretty soon so I'm sure the movie industry's again okay had a we recoup the movie cost and how you make money off this okay let's charge twenty Bucks for a movie or thirty Bucks for mobile I pay thirty Bucks a minute doesn't get for people to watch it that's cheaper than going to the theater there all you won't get the theater experience which some movies are better by god that I love Braveheart if I'd seen Braveheart for the first time at home then I would feel cheated and that that's that's what you want to see in the movie theater there's certain movies like that the want to see in the movie theater but there are some you know do you watch it at home you feel a good K. like I kinda get the gist of that that was pretty good so that'll I think it's a good idea and I certainly don't don't mind if I'm if I'm in the streaming company I'm trying to push up everything like given what we have let's get it out there like Ozark I love Ozark on Netflix and that's coming out in about a week and I'm thinking man if I have any show that was going to hit in September OBT if I can only get it now only to get it right now and get get it to everybody because that's what everybody's doing this sit at home figuring out what the hell they're going to do you can read and I'm reading but you want to watch stuff too so if I can get some new stuff absolutely I'm gonna get new stuff and on the flip side if we do get back to normal late summer early fall and there's a lot of sporting events pushed into that time like bay to breakers is going to be in September the laws going to be in September just like to think we're gonna be spending their time watching a lot the resumption of live sporting events M. might not have the time or the desire to watch scripted stream programming you know we have yes or whatever so yeah Tom I would think if you have a chance to push something up you definitely put something up I mean I don't want to be a Downer though but it makes me think if these these movie studios are all about okay well we'll just let people stream these supposedly theatrical run movies in their homes right now then is that an indication to normal we're not gonna see that anytime soon because you know if they had a chance to hold that for just a little bit longer and get it into theaters where they could get that pop they would definitely do that but maybe have been inside for so long all of a sudden now become a conspiracy brother one of the we've seen it right with Netflix do in the Irishman and they've done movies and the reason they released them in the movie theater is because they want to be outdated for an Oscar so I doubt it yeah I don't know what it's gonna do the movie industry as a whole but a lot of people just wanna watch it at home and I have no idea if you can make more money doing movies at home we've already seen that actors and actresses are that they're all willing to do it shows that it's got to watch now between now and the initial hunters on on prime video more and more big name actors are doing Natalie commercials but they're doing surer like eight this is better than this is better than film all do this and they're paying big big money so who knows I mean there there may come a time in the not too distant future where were filled with struggle a little bit because the streaming services are killing it way down if you heard this but so many people were streaming you see Netflix may may put stuff on standard death which would be becoming Elsa I don't care what I'm doing is standard yeah yeah there might might be a lot of things though that need to dial down a little bit did you see that the gaming industry is right now basically threatening all of our internet servers because there so much gaming going on that they're asking him to do it at non peak hours I could just get overwhelmed the the the entire grid I think that's probably mostly happening up stairs in my house with my I think we're doing more than our fair share you have what if it weren't for you stick in kids Hey guys I don't know how you do it.
"willard" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Go talk buy a season neutral observer here that to me just sound like Willard laying down the law if taken okay okay yes I will okay okay I expected more venom at Amer yeah Iraq yeah here's how it's going to happen is you're going to have yeah totally tell what was your deal one fighter in the primary okay I'd like you to dig up the Zaza where is he because I was in my head all day yesterday shot on tomorrow where you see yeah one more time so tomorrow where you see there that is a that should be his ring tone Honda cell phone shut up they were never really gone as long as you get be on the show down I know you're a supporter of them in certain areas I mean written against merger because I just want to see more of rolling in five eight after he had to pick up Willard I could not got to do to yeah Wheeler like lingers getting out of the building well I remember to like as it again as a very keen observer of humans interacting with each other I remember one day called Cyclops has had problems on occasion open I'm I'm saying this on the original big deal because I've I've struggled to like he's had problems sleeping in the past like where they're ninety can't sleep it happens it happens that it's terrible and some Johnson turn sometimes there's no rhyme or reason for it you can physically be tired but then your brain starts racing and you can't get to bed whatever the reasons are ever one day you came in and you were saying like this months ago about memory observing this conversation you're like dude I didn't sleep like at all last night coach was saying and number for that one not all I slept great when your nose not being sensitive to the insomnia be a percentage of the people out there he gets I it's about I still have that round two did you help me big time I actually I just finished up the keys to read I just finished of the remedy the you gave me actually last night did the thing rose a point at the end of it I can just dreadful the last little you went a little overboard there's a lot more than I thought yeah yeah yeah lunch will help you get to sleep Kate I'm talking about all natural remedies by the way I say had the god I really am from the from the nice what we do this we'll take a break in the action will come back we have tons of sound here including niner sound we have a be a sound we have footballs we use all were overflowing at the seams here so I'm a quick break in the action will come back it will take you through some sound as we lead up to the Friday football forecast and Jim dance on the final installment of Amer from actual this year we have guests coming in next week I understand do the show pretty funny so you'll be here with so I won't be here next week you will not be here next week now who all work Willard is gonna do us some shows going amending use and I heard you say you'll be back with I'll be back to dance on yeah I mean it's a working on Monday and that's going to be a good listen right there but in the mean somebody just some traffic.
"willard" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"It only lasted. One season was so much fun to do because I loved all the actors. I was working Horse Horse yeah I never. I don't believe I ever met George Burns mhm or did anything with him. I I met Red Skeleton. you know you go back and think of people who actually met. My wife fused to tell me that. I had dinner with Vincent. Price and I had to think very hard. I said yes that's right when I first got some new vincent price and we go out the dinner a couple of times I met him. I wish I'd remember a little more if I know I if somebody says if you knew was going to be history would have paid more attention. Yes yes yeah now. The first time I became aware of you was like millions of other people were seeing you with Martin Mall on Fernwood tonight. Oh yes late seventieth which then morphed into America. It was first mirror tonight. I river then America tonight. Yes which was a late night a a nightly show five five nights a week and if any of you have not seen it and this and this anywhere online take the time to look it up because it's on Youtube. I th everything's on Youtube. That's where you go to see. All the good stuff. Martin Mall was the host of this very low rent talk show in Fernwood Fernwood Ohio and you had those old-fashioned aluminum TV snack table uh-huh instead of a desk you were his and you were his his Ed. McMahon is Jerry Hubbard. Yes I was the local small town hero who signed on to be his assistant and that was so much fun. Martin was another person you couldn't top. I'd died after a while. We would ad Lib a lot and if I if I planted a joke in his mind that we're GONNA do ten minutes into the show. He was paying no attention to me but when the time came he had the joke you knew it so he's a great partner to work with and frank divall was a great musician and composer and guy worked in. Hollywood for decades was also an actor in that show. He played happy kind. Yes S. bandleader happy kind and his mirth maker. Yes deadpan ultima dead yet. He was just perfect. He was wonderful and at the time I had no hi dear who he was and then I started seeing his name at the end credits. TV Show your music by Divall Yup and he was just as sweet man and the and the musicians musicians were all stars who again. I didn't know into one day. A Guy said dear guitarist is sewn so right I said how did you know that he said I was listening and I can tell by his guitar licks so jazz music fans knew they all were all my what an experience that must have been. Did you do one a day. We did two today's three days a week. and the only one who had cue cards was Martin we the the performer would come in and we'd run through the show once and the producer would say all right be back at four o'clock and they'd say that's it. We're not going to rehearse again so it kind of flew by the seat of his pants because if we rehearsed it more. It may not have been as funny right this way. It was if someone has something funny to throw in so it it was very realistic and a lot of people thought it was a real cable show from Fernwood Ohio and some of Norman Lear who produce it his celebrity thirty friends fell in love with it and please give me on that show guys get on the show so when they picked up for the second year they said what are we going to do. How are we going to justify that all Charlton in Heston and people like that are going to be in Fernwood Ohio so they changed it to. I think L. Tacoma California the unfinished Finnish furniture capital of the United States so that would explain how you know Burt Lancaster and Carol Burnett and all would be driving by and they get ed recruited at of course if it was a little ragged or things went went slightly askew that was part of those show of Ah course you couldn't go wrong but yeah I remember one show. I started talking about having a something and then calling me Fred and this went on for the let me go on about a minute and Martin's funny they would call you fred and I realize I forgot how I got out of it and this began a partnership between you and Martin. Yes that is that is continued over the decades. Yes we've done a lot of things together with some some of his specials we did it in a movie called oh. I can't think of it but within Netflix cello and where we played business to co workers and he was always wonderful to work with and then you did a very high profile reunion with Martin on Roseanne's show. That's that's right. You see these things. You've been working a long time yeah and the funny would raise. Roseanne Zan was a big fan of fernwood tonight and she loved Martin and by a comp- by comparison she loved me too because as part of the show and she and her husband and I forget which was her husband at the time they talked me about being what you come on the show we'd love to have you on the show is that's a great idea and I said I have a funny idea since Martin was my boss on Fernwood tonight. What if I come on as his boss they said we'll think about got it about a month later. They called. They said we'd like you to be his gay lover and I said well. That's kind of awkward. This was back I dunno mid-nineties the ninety S I. I don't know if I want to we have this relationship through people remember so I passed on it in a couple weeks later one of the writers called and said Fred. We have this idea that you and Martin are gay lovers. You get married and adopt a baby. I said I can't say no to this so we were the first gay wedding on TV beat friends by about a month yeah you did yeah and it was a very big deal yeah and it was so much fun. The wedding was something if I still have it on videotape the Judy Garland impersonators Tres Manella impersonators and I loved working. She Roseanne treated very well. I heard horror stories about I saw kind of tangentially some horror stories onset but we back away. We Admire UH. Let's let's leave. The survival skills there yeah see part of what's so wild is is to hear you talking about Martin because most people around my age no him mm-hmm in part from Roseanne but then from Sabrina three the teenage which I had no who the man was funny. Oh in a a Lotta people don't because of what they've grown up seeing him so it's only when my parents would talk about Fernwood that I would go and find the videos and C. Oh my God addy's hilarious. He's done a series now. I'm sorry which I haven't seen but I'm told he's very funny and he he can play so many different things and he's he. He's very funny. You even did appearance together on Dexter Laboratory the cartoon series. Oh I forget at that voiceover job for but it was. It's one more notch in the in the gun belt of working together. Do you remember remember when you first encountered Christopher guest yes I was doing off Broadway play in New York and I'm not sure I encountered hundred him. It was called little murders written by Jules pfeiffer directed by Alan Arkin and they formed a second cast in order to replace as a replacement cast and Christopher guest was in that and I probably said hello goodbye to him and his mother was a very important casting lady at the time for CBS so every actor newer. I'm sure I presented by eight eight by ten photo tour many times awesome. Thank you Fred Your Darling. Thank you for coming in. We'll keep this but I was a huge fan of his and I got cast in spinal tap because I'd worked with Eugene Levy and no Harry Shearer and Michael mckean gene. I'd worked with They had a comedy group at the time and we'd combined are comedy team teams once when couple of our members were missing. That's a whole other our but I did. I played the Army Air Force lieutenant and I I met with Christopher and we we had to hang out of somebody's house and our downtime and he was making jokes. I was feeding him. You know probing do jokes next thing think. I knew I got a call from him. He did a pilot and he wanted me to be on rob. Reiner directed it and so I said sure because Catherine was on then one time he called me said Fred. I'm doing this movie. I think we're going to call it waiting for Guffman and I'd like to talk to you about it so I went down to his office and he explained any to me. You're the first one I've asked to be in it. I'm trying to get Catherine O'Hara. She hasn't committed yet and it's going to be done in Austin Texas. He says says there's no script. It's all improvised and I said Oh she has great you don't have to memorize year because enact yet scripts and as walked into my car and said wait a minute. I'M GONNA have to make the the lines so we did that. Movie and it was so much fun and I worked with my idols Christopher Guest Catherine O'Hara Bob Balabagn and it didn't come out for quite a while because the production company the producers weren't quite sure what they had although spinal vinyl tap had been good now. Christopher didn't direct that Rob Reiner did right and then came best in show we get to that one waiting for government comes out yes and spinal tap had had a loyal following a blockbuster movie but it was a movie that people in the know and hip people every musician said that told me they memorize the home and just people on the said would say they'd memorize lines but musicians new rely sure and then waiting for Guffman comes and again. It's just it's sort of catches you by surprise yes because because the film has a spontaneity to it yes that that is just just irresistible. I Parker Posey everybody yes so so good and and then of best in show one of my favorite movies ever been his his biggest biggest commercial success emergency yes and also I think it shows you off so spectacular and everybody who who has seen it is is convinced that the fellow you're with was a real commentator and that's Jim Pittock Jim pitic who who is not a real commentator more about dogs uh-huh. That's one of the things I remember learning years later that you guys were there that you were respondent. You're watching on a monitor the whole thing and it's like hang hang on to you just sitting there watching that being at an empty auto arena but but Christopher say okay now the show dogs are coming. How's this miniatures and I'd prepared some jokes. and others is came popped into my head spontaneously because I said he's GonNa cut. A lot of my stuff is just the announcer so I'm GONNA throw every Corny joke every thought I have. I'm not going to censor myself and say will this work. I'm just going to say it. It's honestly one of the funniest things I've ever seen yea great fun and I think thinking about it and I've laughing because it's just an you you with your little red. Bow Tie is just so damn funny. It's so good but all of us. That's the thing all of his films. I think he's a genius I just. I love Chris over yeah. Definitely I love. I love his work and let's not forget for your consideration which again now getting anywhere hair. He's going to say you know ahead of time what you're going to look like he showed up on day one and I don't think so they gave me a Faux Hawk uh-huh yeah they did it. I think bleach tip bleached blond it was it was magnificent and it could be four. We started filming. Christopher said to me. You're working with Jane Lynch he said I think it'd be funny. If you wouldn't let her talk you just kept talking and talking. That's a funny idea and he said had another thought would be funny. If we don't let her know you're going to do and I said no way. No no I don't I I don't Wanna I don't WanNa do that because I little little frightened of Jane so we we got along very well. Did it had a fun to some. She was very funny to our she's great and all those films and Youtube together are just it's just so damn me growing up at et and watching my dad and all the different people on T. I. Watching that Phil it's one of my favorites of his movies surprising is not as well known. Alpine ought to be better. No it's very sad. There's things you almost want to cry when Catherine O'Hara Catherine on hand just she's. She's spectacular is at the beginning the film. Someone suggests that she teaches acting. I wouldn't you know I'm an actress and the last film movie I think is her teaching some class yeah but she got him healers in your face yeah through it where they give her plastic. Oh say quote unquote plastic surgery yeah she she's. She's an amazingly. We're back I..
"willard" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"The play in the village called little little little murders which was directed by Alan Arkin Gun and written by Jules Pfeiffer Jewels Pfeiffer yes number. It was wonderful. It had been on Broadway two years before and had been failure. Jews I five rewrote it recast and it was a big hit and someone came to me and said I were were organizing comedy group right down on the street at the bitter end and we'd love you to be in and I said well. That's a good idea. I still have some ideas for sketches. I'd written. It's for second can city so we started doing that at nights. After the show after little murders we go in midnight show and someone came came to see us from the tonight show and wanted to book they said what do you call yourself and we said well we're not. We don't have a name so they throw it a lot of Corny. He names I laugh out. Instead of laughing and one of our characters was doing us a very funny character where he's being being in interviewed dude. We said what you do is. I'm the head truck truck driver for the ace trucking company in Brooklyn. We thought that was so generic generic that every city whatever ace typewriter neath Trudgy we use that name and had to spend four years explaining that come up with but but that that was a whole different thing. We were very successful we did. We played some folk rooms with done. We play colleges and auditoriums. We did open for rock groups and hell their own pretty much because people saw us we did a bunch of Johnny Carson shows about fifty. I know that's just incredible tonight. Show is still in New York. Yes and there. Yes there was a tight the tonight show is still in the air and a I mean that's that's extraordinary could be asked back so many times the win one week we were on twice because Mama Cass guests hosted by the money she asked us to be on and then on Friday any johnny is back so twice in one week and what they would do we'd come in with sketch we'd wrote and they would build a set for us like once you you five bikers who came into by some kind of shoes and we ended up buying fancy purses hats on but they build a store for us and then afterwards when we'd go out on the road. We find it hard to do because there's no store there are no problems but people seen on the tonight show and so we could hold our own with a rock group and we had a lot of fun. We played colleges and did we did the one of the last Ed Sullivan shows. Oh my when it was in color and we had a lot of fun it was it was a whole different thing being working with five people than working with two because with two of a show or go poorly you miss this line here. We didn't our time is up with five people would go if the show didn't do well in the owner and say oh. There's only one show tonight the there's no audience segments say oh great. Where can we go to the dinner didn't faze us. If we bombed we'd laugh it off night. It was some some characterizes as okay cartoon living cartoon. We'd come rolling out on the stage. We had a lot of fun we do twenty minutes of set material twenty minutes of improvisation then closed with a pre ridden sketch and we always did well I I shouldn't. I'm sure if I look back. I think sometimes we didn't do well but we we use. He killed sneak. We play little theaters around like in Dallas and we had a lot of fun. I have to ask you Ed Sullivan Sullivan. What are your memories of doing that. Show well. That was interesting. I I did it both with Willard and Greco and both and with Ed Sullivan when the funniest stories came with when we were doing it originally with with my partner Greco and he's famous for making mistakes he one time. He introduced someone in the audience. He's a ladies and gentlemen. The heavyweight champion of the world is with US Jack Dempsey stand up a project. MC stood up and he says the Vice Admiral of the Pacific Fleet Jack Dempsey and another one. I remember he had the two guys and two girls very famous group anyway he had the Mon- and it might have been the supremes. He's who is the first African American group to maybe be successful on American television. They looked at each others that I don't know who and he's A. I don't know I was asking you and then Jerry Stiller and mirror had a famous story which I think he did to us. Do do we would do sketches and they'd come up to us at the last minute and say cut two minutes which would drive you crazy. What could would you do but then we tried our introduction to him to to us and we had this kind of introduction where I'd say good good evening. I'm Vic Greco and this is Fred Willard and he'd whisper in my ear and I say Oh of course I'm sorry I'm Fred Willard and this is Greg. We you did it right to his face and he looked oh. That's okay. I understand go ahead. I thought we made a mistake was he has dell in person as he. I know personally but they say he was but later I read about. It's very good things he did. He was the first show of you've probably wrong but his kind and to be just to be on the Ed Sullivan. Show meant you could go to performing big rooms. All sure aged yeah yeah the tonight show another show we did was. Steve Allen that show it puts you more in the coffee houses with younger people but Sullivan you'd work at the Palmer House in Chicago. Steve L. and you'd work in the gate of Horn in Chicago. Wow Lenny Bruce got busted there. Oh yeah I read I read about that yeah and and talk about your impressions of Johnny Carson. You were on that show so often. Johnny Carson was very cold noncommittal. He would laugh he enjoyed us and I think doc severinsen really loved this because Doc Severinsen took a liking to one of our you've characters billy suge who's best characterised. You're not in half to call me Ray. You can call me j you can call me. R J you can call me are Jj and they they they just loved it and they said one time we were doing a sketch. I didn't see that Johnny Carson actually fell off his chair. Eric and they would have us back some good audience. It was a wonderful audience. He was a good audience. He was a wonderful audience very supportive and it was it was a great show to do the show to do with the time. There was never come on over and sit down guys. Come on back to the dressing room and hang out. There's no that's what sort of mind blowing is as you. When you watch Sullivan now growing up in the House I grew up in you know you hear these names over and over again. It is confusing trying to understand why anyone would watch Ed Sullivan Watch episode. You just pointed but it was a cigarette. It blew your mind because you're going wow why Johnny Carson was at least he was funny. He was charismatic. You've got it but then hearing about the stories later that he was cold that he wasn't Mr Warren Yeah. It's kind of wild well. At the time when we started doing Johnny Carson who was an hour an hour and a half yeah and I found out later that I'd forgotten we run the famous show where Burt Reynolds and everyone ended up throwing cream pies each other her and I was watching it. I said my God we're on at the end of this show and there'd been an hour and fifteen minutes and I said we're going to be slaughtered. We came out. We did a sketch. It lasted eight minutes and killed. The audience at the time was geared for that okay. Burt Reynolds was funny. Dom deluise MHM. There was an author. There's a singer now. The Ace trucking company and we came out and did quite well today. You'd get four minutes yeah yeah and tried to make a tight and it's funny to why some of the talk shows last guests on talk shows all the time. I love working the song over there they really have to push for time then Johnny Carson Wentz four nights and down to an hour yeah. What's your favorite now because you you were with the legend. So who do you like now of our talk. Show hosts well. That's an unfair question. Mr Mr Kimmel is employing. Jimmy Kimmel please. I was setting up. No I kind of tune in times. I love Conan O'Brien. I remember watching him and and he he was in a little studio and you felt like you were in a Frat House and only you and a few other people were watching it. James Corden. I kind of like it's it's a big splashy show and I liked that. He comes out with two applause and he quiets the audience downstairs. Let's get into the news. He's right into the material. WHO also Jimmy Fallon? Jimmy fell. I've watched at times. It usually depends on who's the guest. I'll look yeah. I guess it's just interesting because they're not that many people who have been on with the legends and now I mean even the Letterman Leno there will come a point where those names don't have the same kind of meaning because for my the whole life they were on TV and now it's I don't even know how many years already because I have no sense of time but there will come a point when they will sort of be like the Johnny Carson's Parsons in the sense that Oh you know I did Letterman Leno back in the day. I usually go on David Letterman my own and he was very funny was a wonderful hose. He was funny. He was very supportive. The first few times he's known for at the at the the commercial break break he would just turn away he wouldn't communicate with you and I think it changed one time he would lean over and say something forget what he's say but just to show a little intimacy with with the guest but I would plan to do that show I would plan some comedy sketch soon I came on once with a knife stuck in my chest and my first line was did you ever realize how Cranky New Yorkers are getting and then I I think I did one where I saw a guy steal something from bloomingdale's he sold it in a minute later came back and ask if they would give rapid at four in the lady says it'll cost you to have a gift wrapped in the guy said Oh. That's all right. Money is object that was trying to have something somebody against prepare good yeah because because you're pro yeah. That's the way to play that out. You were on Jay. Leno's tonight show like one hundred times. Oh doing sketches. I love that yeah. J. was was so much fun because they would just before I'd go on. They'd say make Jay they laugh. They encouraged me ad-lib so I was in the basement with the q cars. Jay was upstairs in the studio and and so I try to throw him played guy with a cocktail in his hand maybe he had one too many drinks so I was a little often. I'd I refer to someone off stage. I I'm talking to Jay. Leno here yeah. I don't know why Casey I'd say we still Andrzej Abuse but I throw a joke at him and you couldn't top J. He'd come back with another job but it was wonderful and a couple of times after I was done. I'd be in my dressing room. There'd be a commercial Jay would come into my dressing room to say that was a great spot. Thank you oh that's nice so it was really fun on this show. I think I did did it about ninety nine mile my and I was looking through all these credits which say you're so voluminous and there was a special you did with George Burns. Do you recall recall that it was George Burns comedy hour. It had nothing to do. George Burns Steve Martin and it was a comedy a comedy comedy half hour but I did it with Joe Flaherty an Eugene Levy and a lot of second city people. I don't know why it was called. George Burns comedy hour it..
"willard" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"I'm Leonard Maltin listening to Maltin on movies and our guest today is wonderful wonderful performer and we're proud to say a friend Fred Willard glad to be here. Learn Leonard Lord quite you know it's a pleasure to be here. I have in my case about three of your books. You know thousand reviews of movies and everyone say let's see what Leonard had to say about this one well. That's nice. That's very flat through the book on the floor and said you're wrong. You're wrong. Every time well Fred is somebody that I think the word comes to mind. Is Ubiquitous your everywhere we. If we read off your credit it would fill the hour I really would not. I'm not I'm not blowing smoke at you. I mean this is just a fact. I was looking up today. I didn't didn't know that you were in guest shots as far back as get smart get smart and Bob Newhart and Laverne and Shirley but the the thing about you is that you were contemporary then and you contemporary now oh I mean you've done everything from old school sitcoms to comedy Comedy Bang Bang and you're Jeff Ross's role will get smart. I wasn't quite contemporary my partner and I had a comedy actor. Two Man Comedy Act and we had a sketch we did that have been loved as a pantomime sketch and someone had seen Lena decided to hire to play too young detectives to demonstrate to what's his name. GET GET SMART. The Don Adams done Adams whose brother was Dick Army. A lot of people don't know that they now have a Y- army's army. You have a comedy thing ever since he passed away but and then we were supposed to demonstrate to get smart out of foil a bank robber and and we did it and no one knew who we were and then we came in one day and my partner we met my Ra's office. My partner says Oh we have have an offer for a spin off to do our own series. I said no that's great and he said but our Asian said No. He turned it down and he said you're not getting these guys for eight hundred dollars. Whatever we got paid for the show so he is smart move to head off are starring in our own ah good thing he was there to help. Oh boy escaped a bullet so we went back to working. Small clubs. See Dreams come. I'm true yes. That's it good for you. You you started out you're from Cleveland born and raised yet Shaker heights and you you you really are all American midwestern guy. You are the kind of person you depict so often and the thing about you you play you play people who don't think funny and certainly don't know they're funny no but they are uh-huh and this is what Jimmy Kimmel has been doing with you of late just plugging you into any kind of role for any kind of current issue and you can do what you played the Ghost of George Washington one night yes yes. He Played Santa Claus One Donald Trump's father trump's author father fred trump yes and anything they throw at you. You can just you can just do it. It's funny. You're being there yeah well. The goof it to me is to do it as seriously as you can right. Leave the you're the person sure it'd be easy to goofy and but but I try to believe in my character from his point of view very indignant. If someone doesn't agree with well it works because that's why you're so good in that. Christopher guest films he has that is Christopher. Guest in a nutshell is it has to be serious. It has to be Syria. Yes you've ridiculous things that you're doing and saying what do you mean. It's not a joke yeah their lives. All of his people are the same way I I didn't movie that you gene. Levy wrote and directed is called Saad Busters and the very first day on the set. He got us all together and he gives a pep talk and he's now. I Watch watch you all the play this don't anybody try to be funny. play this as as as if it's a real thing is a takeoff on the movie. Shane and you know come back. Shane Chris Christopherson was in it and I had to explain to him sometimes on the set what was funny. He had a line once. He's you gene. I know is that funny. Jesus Fred explained to Christopher Super Chris. It is it is funny but Christopher is this great musician and he's a southern boy and I think the line was jeans. Character was feeding him some kind of food and it was not very unpalatable and his line. WHO's maybe I'll try this a little bit on down the line and he didn't say see what was funny about that. This is a very funny thing to say about. Some kind of scrambled scrambled eggs them miserable. I'll take your word for it. I'm glad he was there. Were glad you were there to help. Yeah put it that way. you started. I don't know if it's fair to say you started out but was your first Auntie into comedy second city in Chicago. No so I started out working with a partner in a duo comedy clubs a fellow. I met at a first acting school who I went to a New York. We have the same sense of humor and a one day. We saw an ad in one of the trades that actors needed for a sketch show so we went down and the guy said Do you have your own material. We said we'll know we'll come back. When you have your some of your own sketches so every week we'd write a sketch in come in and do it for the group who's like one of the first comedy groups and after about six or seven weeks the guy pulled aside and said you know. I think we're just GONNA do a show of your material and forget about this righty show we had so we did our first show a little rehearsal studio in the heart. Uh of New York City Oh my and then we got started playing coffee shops in New York. Then we got an agent and then a manager and then we started working at the time there were not comedy clubs around the country there were folk rooms there about seven or eight around the country and we'd go in and open for a folk singer or folk duo and it was it was different. There was one this was San Francisco the hungry I mhm there was one in Chicago Denver every major city. There was one club like that. it's hard for people to maybe to believe to remember. They may not be old enough terms that there was a time when the comedy club was was unheard of no no there was no such thing. I didn't know where you do your comedy that the time we worked in a call for a coffee house there were coffee houses houses right yeah and we did most of our stuff in in Europe. There were about five down in the village. that we plan but then we'd be sent to one wherever there was one around the country and we'd be a week or two there. What was that has to have been a good training ground. I I would think you. You got an unfiltered reaction from an audience. That didn't come to see you. That's right exactly yes but it was a polite enough audience. We never for a couple of times through the terrible ordeal of opening for a rock singer but every comic has had that terrible experience but the folk rooms they were very very respectful and they would get our humor and laugh at us and was it was a small fairly small rooms and they know we'd be on well. We do sometimes forty minutes and then this star the full group would come on. If I had a hammer her uh-huh hear the same song in every city I must have been a mellow audience then they were that was it though there are mellow polite and pushing for some just 'cause. I was this ace trucking company. No this was called RECCO and Willard Okay and which one are you. I'm I'm we changed names actually no my my yeah. Greg Willard and how did how did a trucking company come out my original part and I eventually he decided he wanted go out and work as a single which I thought was kind of crazy because I wrote all the sketches and it turns out that he'd gone round a certain from TV shows in Seoul. Some of our sketches a little be known to me without so much fred. Here's what I'm GonNa do yeah because I came home home. One night and my wife's was had watched. I think the Ed Sullivan Show or the Carol Burnett show. She said they did the funniest sketch where an actor was receiving an Academy Award and he thanked the person who did it stunts the person who did dancing and I said the person that is dramatic scenes and romantic accents. She's Yeah I said I wrote that that was our schedule gs but anyway a as as we traveled around one of the city's we played in Chicago Chicago. There was a club called the gate of Horn or Lenny Bruce had gone before us and they're folk acts and different type comics and producers and directors of Second City Chicago had happened to see us so they recasting talk show one time and they called our agent and wanted me to come in and audition. They were familiar with my work and I said Oh I can't do that. I I've and I've seen second city. I saw them when they first went to Broadway. I said there are so bright and they're so political and so they said well just come in and there's a bunch of guys and one of the guys I was with Robert Klein and they had a big group and they get two of us to get up and give us suggestions for improvisation and for some reason I kind of took to it. I'd never improvise before my life and by the end of the hour. They said what we have time for about about one more who wants to get up again without note. My hand was up. 'cause I was having so much fun so I went and I spent six months. I they signed me for six months in Chicago and I didn't want to leave. I had my eyes on being an off. Broadway Broadway star and I was rehearsing with another part of two two for another group. They said well. We'll leave a week but we have to fill this spot will leave a week open for you so I finally called some people in Chicago Caguas new and I said his second cities still relevant and they said Oh yeah so I reluctantly went off second city in Chicago and then after six months asked me to stay another six you know Broadway's waiting but I stayed a total of a year and when I got back I'd been back in New York a couple of weeks and got cast in.
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"willard" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Willard. On the house to do. Top of the hour in ten minutes. I want to dive into this comment that we always hear the NFL draft. You don't draft for need. Your take them. Best player available. Are you sure about that? We're gonna get to that coming up at the top of the hour. We'll get to the Walton thing as well. Earlier this hour. It was the winner of choose your today. We went through our top five favorite marshawn Lynch quotes, and then base Mithra wildcard out there. I don't know if I've ever heard this one before Herbie, that's just click the my mind if you just run through somebody face a lot of people going to be able to take that over and over over over over over over over and over and over. Over and over and over and over and over again and just won't that deeper metaphor there want to face. To worry about the MO. So snow though, there's no deeper metaphor. Run through ablaze flavors face to face. Oh over over over and over that's edited. Like, that's the way. It was stated in its original form. By the way, as a as a parent of a five year old our youngest is a five year old. That's what that reminds me of. That's what when they walked to the bed and you're still asleep. Six thirty in the morning, dad, dad, dad, dad, dad over over over. Yeah over. Yeah. Over dad, dad over what? Breakfast. Oh my gosh. Dude. I'm asleep over oh. Oh, dr. That's funny. How love Marcham ledge? Bless you. My friend. I hope that I hope that something. Awesome post career comes from marshawn ledge. I really do. He's by the way, he's doing some things that let you know post career is coming you can see when an athlete's about to retire. It's when all of the sudden they're media presence goes about face. Coby and Barry Bonds, never like, you know, what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna be nice. It's like, oh, you're about to retire. Marshawn Lynch, captain, I'm just here. So I won't get fined one on Bill Maher month ago. And he was amazing. I was like, where's this guy? Ben. And didn't have to go. There wasn't gonna get fined. So he's great. And I think maybe be some interesting things.