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How Reyn Guyer, Inventor of Nerf & Twister, Broke Into the Toy Business
"I am joined today from Gasparilla Island in Florida by toy and game inventor, Ren Guyer. Ren is a serial entrepreneur in a variety of creative fields including toys and games, music publishing, education, and art. He is perhaps best known as the inventor of Nerf and Twister and is a member of the Hasbro Toy and Game Inventors Hall of Fame. Guyer also has founded music publishing company, Ren's Song Music of Nashville. He is also the creator of Windsor Learning, an educational program for remediating those with dyslexia. And he is the author of the book, Right Brain Red, Seven Ideas for Creative Success. Ren, thank you so much for joining me today. It is an honor to have you on the show. It's nice to be here, Shane. Can you tell us, how does one break into the toy and game invention business in the first place? And what were you doing before that? Well, I was, my father had started a design company. He had been a vice president and director of new product development for a paper company. And as such had over 120 patents with his name on it. And when he left the paper company to start his own business with an eye toward trying to make packaging for large Fortune 500 companies and to make in -store displays for Fortune 500 companies. And so I was working in that company and had become a co -owner of that company with my father in the business. And that's what my profession was at the time. We would design them and sell them to them. Did you go to school for design or was that something you just picked up from your dad? How did you get into designing? Well, when I got out of school, I had planned to be a writer and he said, just come with me. I have just started this company. He said, you know, let's see what happens. And so I did. I joined him and he had already hired. He had been in business for about six months when I joined him. And he had already hired several very competent graphic artists to design the display materials. The company also did graphic design for large companies. What's an example? We did all of the packaging for Land O 'Lakes, for instance, and redesigned logos for people. We also did that. So we had the artists were kept busy doing things. And my father stuck me at a drawing board in the middle of these artists. And I watched because I really didn't. I had taken some art classes and I was, you know, a fledgling artist, but not very competent. And I watched what their methods were. And back then there were no computers, of course, back in the late 1950s. So a lot of it was copied from magazine ads and catalogs. And a lot of the work was done by tracing, by putting tracing paper over it. And so you would start with that and a sketch. You'd develop the sketch that way. So I saw what they were doing. And so I would take home some tracing paper and I would find some ads or something like that, something visual. And I would start tracing over it just to see what came out of it. And I discovered that if you focused on making sure that the darks were accurate, the pieces of dark in the illustration or in the photograph were properly replicated or traced, you take the photo away from underneath the tracing paper and voila, you have something that looks pretty much like the photo that you just had underneath the tracing paper. And so I soon realized that if you look, I soon began to be able to look around the room or look anywhere. And essentially by making an accurate depiction of the dark portions or the shadowed parts, you will come up with an accurate depiction of what you're looking at. And so I got pretty good at sketching. And I got pretty good at looking at what I saw and replicating it. I actually think if I get time in this life, I'd like to write the book that tells that little secret and has people practice that with tracing paper. It is a shortcut to understanding visual art because it's a shortcut to learn how to
Fresh update on "windsor" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Saved by Grace - Ed Nelson Biography
"Well, greetings everyone. I'm here today with Emily Nelson, a 2016 BJU graduate, somebody I very much want you to meet. She has some exciting things to tell you and I pray that you will hang on with us for just a little while, maybe eight or ten minutes, and be blessed by what Emily has to say. She has written a biography of her grandfather, Dr. Ed Nelson, a graduate of BJU. I've known Dr. Nelson since I was really young. He's a few years older than I am, so you can imagine how ancient he really is, but you'd never know it. He's as energetic as he was when I first knew him. I've never met a man so restless for the cause of Christ and the gospel than Dr. Ed Nelson. Emily, thank you for taking your time to be with us. Thank you for having me. I want a quick question to get into this. Why should anybody want to read about your grandfather, Ed Nelson? Well, I'm biased for sure because it's my grandfather, but he really has had a remarkable life, and it's a life full of the miraculous, a life full of just believing God and expecting him to work. And I know as I helped him write this book, it was a real challenge to my own faith just to believe God at his word and to expect him to work. My grandfather, who loved your grandfather very much, as did my dad and as do I, my grandfather said, every great man at some point comes under the dominating influence of some great truth. What would you say is that dominant truth that gripped your grandfather when he was young and that kind of drove him through his life of ministry? I'd say it was probably this. I am a sinner, and I have a great savior, and I want to do everything I possibly can to further his kingdom because of what he's done for me. That's very well put, and I think it absolutely describes what propelled him through life. He was always in motion. I've never met him when he was not just like a meteor crossing the sky. His energy was remarkable. I've been with him on some long mission trips, and no moss ever grew under his feet. The title of the book is A Sinner Saved by Grace, so that was a good description. Tell me about the time, the point in life, when he became a grace -saved sinner. What was he doing at the time? What influence did God bring into his life that got his attention and brought him to Christ? Well, he grew up on a farm in Windsor, Colorado, which is a little bit north of Denver. He had aspirations of being a great farmer just like his dad was. When he was 17 years old, he was in a farming accident. They were a very moral family, and his dad would take them to church every Sunday, but it was not a Bible preaching church. When he was in that accident, the doctors said he wouldn't make it through the night. He prayed and said, God, if there even is a God, I want you to hear my prayer, and I want you to save my life. If you do, if I live, then I'll get a Bible and I'll read it. Well, he made it. Spoiler alert. He made it, but he did get a Bible, but he didn't understand it until about four years later, your grandfather, actually, Dr. Bob Sr., was preaching at the First Baptist Church in Fort Collins, and his mailman came by and invited him to the revival meetings. He didn't really want to go, but out of respect for the mailman and his testimony, he was like, fine, I'll go. So he went that first night, and your grandfather preached and said that he was a sinner and that he deserved to die. It made him so angry that he found that he would never go back. Well, the next day on the tractor out on the field, he was like, I wonder what he's going to preach about that would make me mad again. And so he went back, and that happened four nights. And on the fourth night, he was like, you know what? What this man is saying is true, and it's not, I haven't been angry at him. I've been angry at God because I know that this is truth. And so he surrendered his life, and he came to know the Lord that evening. And I asked him when I was writing the book with him, I said, Grandpa, what were you saved from? And he was like, I was saved from my own goodness, because he was such a good moral person. He was saved from his own goodness, and he said that he knew deep down inside that there were things that he would think or say or look at that were not godly. And nobody else knew it, but that's what he was saved from. From that point in time, his life changed forever. The self -righteous sinner may be the hardest sinner to open his heart to the Lord.
Fresh update on "windsor" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Morning midweek october fourth glad you're with us here w t l p welcome in brought to you this time around by linda plumber heating and air trusted same -day service seven days a week check them out linda plumber heating and air w t l p at one twenty washington's top news w t o here's facts matter john d simone president of cyber security intelligence and services at raytheon and rtx business october cyber security this month and this year marks its twentieth anniversary each october government and industry come together to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security as individuals there are a handful of easy actions we can take to increase our personal cyber security such as enabling factor multi authentication using strong passwords and a password manager obtaining our software and recognizing and reporting phishing improve to our digital security for our nation to be secure will take more than that our country faces critical need for cyber security professionals that is why raytheon partners with the national cyber security alliance and sponsors the national collegiate cyber defense competition in the u .s. cyber games to promote individual cyber security and provide college students and young cyber security professionals with hands on experience that can't be found in the classroom programs like these are critical to developing our future cyber in security protecting workforce our way of life learn how raytheon safeguards our nation from cyber threats at rtx .com slash cyber good wednesday morning like joe beforth welcome into wtlp time now is 1 22. glad you're with us this wtop is news on wtop this early wednesday morning we turn now to an update to local a shooting on mcfirson square that happened over the weekend d .c. police have identified this morning the victim is 56 year old leo coulter he had no fixed address on sunday night over the weekend police responded say they the sounds of gunshots at the square just after 9 30 in the evening they say they found coulter suffering from gunshot wounds at the time he died at the scene police are offering a reward this morning up to 25 thousand bucks to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest or conviction in this case meantime you may recall the viral video of a black u .s army lieutenant who was struck pepper sprayed and handcuffed during a traffic stop in small a virginia town that was back in december of 2020 that lieutenant is now asking a federal appeals court to overturn rulings by a trial judge after jurors mostly largely sided with the two Windsor police officers that he sued in a legal brief filed this week on monday argued that the court made several incorrect rulings in fact that influence the jury earlier this year to mostly the jury 500 from the jury locally Marylanders are leaning toward getting tougher on juveniles involved in violent times the finding of a new poll this week nearly sixty percent of the Marylanders asked said stricter laws would help better children under 18 who commit crimes the results of the latest gonzalez polls show that 57 % of those surveyed are against changing the law to prevent charging juveniles as adults when accused of things like murder or rape current state law calls for automatically charging juveniles as in adults those cases the poll comes as state lawmakers weigh reforms to the juvenile justice system a recent a recent study by the department of juvenile services showed a downward trend in the number of crimes committed by people under 18 while there's rising concern over the types of crimes committed kate ryan etop news and two people are under arrest locally in Arlington County this morning after an apparent investigation into fentanyl overdoses at wakeville high school last year nineteen -year -old walter pedia of fairfax s and the boy from arlington who's under eighteen facing the drug distribution charges this morning lease a video provided the drugs to the boy who in turn gave them to two girls police were called to wakeville hide last wednesday and found the two girls both suffering at the time from an apparent but not all overdose one girl was given a dose of narcan and the other was taken to the hospital both are now doing okay this morning the good word you are listening to 103 .5 FM smell that ice is in the air coach bruce budro here and as i head back to the great white north i
Uk has Big Lunch and Windsor concert following coronation Saturday
"A weekend long celebration of the coronation of King Charles the third continues with luncheons held throughout the UK and a concert at Windsor Castle. The festivities continue to support the newly crowned monarch, even as many have questioned the relevance of The Crown, and the cost of such a spectacle at a time when living costs are so high. The gilded spectacle of the king being crowned in an ancient religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey the day before takes a more down to earth turn, with picnics and street parties being planned across the UK. Events conclude with a concert featuring Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and the boy band that take that in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Charles De Ledesma, London
Fresh update on "windsor" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Palace: Prince Harry to attend his father's May 6 coronation
"Buckingham Palace says prince Harry will attend his father's may 6th coronation. Harry's attending the coronation service of his father, King Charles the third at Westminster Abbey, setting aside monks of speculation about his presence. The palace adds, Harry's wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will remain in California with the couple's two children, prince Archie, and princess lilibet. Harry's attendance comes despite the rift within the house of Windsor, prompted by Harry's decision to reveal family secrets in his bestselling book spare Charles De Ledesma, London
Harry, Meghan asked to leave UK home in further royal rift
"Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have been asked to vacate their home in the UK. The latest development is a possible sign that the couple's ties with the royal family are fraying. Frogmore cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle had been intended as the couple's main residence. However, when they decided to give up royal duties and leave for California, it became a base in the UK for when they would come to visit. The sun newspaper reported that Harry's father, King Charles the third, started the eviction process on January 11th, the day after the publication of Harry's explosive memoir spare, disclosures Harry made in spare, deepens the rift between him and his family, the book included his account of private conversations with his father and his brother, Prince William, Karen Chammas, London
UK man admits treason over crossbow plot against queen
"A man who was arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle, with a loaded crossbow has pleaded guilty to treason for planning to attack Queen Elizabeth II after the royal residence west of London on December 25, 2021. Jas once sing Chael, admitted to a charge under the treason act of intending to injure the person of her majesty the Queen, or to alarm her majesty. He also pleaded guilty to making threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon. Chael appeared at London's central criminal court by video link from Broadmoor, a secure psychiatric hospital where
James O'Keefe: We Get Sued a Lot but Have Never Lost a Lawsuit
"Did you guys just win legal fees in another case by someone who tried to sue you I just caught this before going on the air What happened there Thanks We could suit a lot but we've never lost a lawsuit recently a federal judge This is last week a federal judge ordered someone to suit us to pay us for our fees And this was after this is after this person was recruited by this activist named Lauren Windsor who goes around and contacts the people that we've recorded Well she contacted one woman in North Carolina She sued us went to a federal jury trial We won at a directed verdict and then just last week the federal judge said oh you got to pay James O'Keefe for his fees And now this woman who is activist associated with these different progressive causes and worked with bob Kramer who is a friend of Barack Obama and the DNC back in the 2016 election Well now she's not willing to pay those bills So we don't lose litigation and we fight and sometimes it takes half a decade but we always win
A Day of Remembrance and Reflection: 20 Years After the 9/11 Attacks
"The final moment of silence at ten twenty eight that moment the north tower fell late today. President biden's last stop laying a wreath at the pentagon after visiting. All three sites. Memorials are really important. President trump making a surprise visit to the f. d. ny nypd in chicago. A flag raised at west point. Army takes the field with flags raised and windsor castle. Guards playing the american national anthem just as they did twenty years ago a world coming together to never forget
US National Anthem Played at Windsor Castle
"Nine eleven commemorations taking place in London American national he's played the ceremony commemorating twenty years since the September eleventh attacks sixty seven British nationals were among those killed of the hijacked planes crashed into new York's World Trade Center the Pentagon in Washington and a field in Pennsylvania in addition the British queen this marked the anniversary of for The Simpsons to the victims survivors and families affected by the atrocity Charles de Ledesma London
Prince Andrew Is Still on the Lam to Avoid Being Served Papers
"If you're not keeping tabs on what's happening, let me fill you in on this endless idiot. So last month, Virginia Jeffrey files this federal civil lawsuit. We talked about it on the show against Prince Andrew. The guy she's accused of sexually abusing her a bunch of times when she was a minor. And various houses or residences that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. And now Andrew has done everything in his powers to not get served this lawsuit. And he just continues to evade process service. Are they not trying hard enough? Can't they just fly in on a fucking jetpack and come up with a better idea? How are you not getting this guy? Jesus. And now he's hiding out at his mom's country home and Scotland. She's dead. I mean, I've never seen a royal work this hard. This is a lot of work, but since we know he can't sweat because of his fictitious condition, I guess he must look very gallant doing this. But right after the news broke of Virginia's lawsuit. Andrew's ex-wife Fergie makes an appearance and says, let's get out of here. I'll go with you. And they throw a couple of bags in a truck and they spit out a speed out of town, they go to Queen Elizabeth's country castle, balmoral. Balmoral. A few weeks after that, it was reported that Andrew had left balmoral and was hiding out at royal lodge in Windsor. But he's back on the run again. This guy is always fled to the safety of his mother's balmoral estate in Scotland and he's doing it for a second time now. A second time in a month he's back to this guy moves around more than I do. And he's believed to have made this big man dash up north in an attempt, obviously, to avoid being humiliated of being physically served papers in Virginia Robert drew Frey up cape upcoming civil lawsuit against him. I guess he thinks he's too good for
"windsor" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast
"About it because like the emperor is supposed to perform a miracle wins. Windsor crowned to show their show their divinity. And apparently it's got to the point where they're all like the his his predecessor drew a rabbit out of a hat in this in this one. He doesn't actually do anything except draw the card. The deck of cards. He's nine to one the like produces the card that someone else's drew the americal and then there's there's always an assassination attempt but they got tired in like you know it's just for show so they use planks and it's so wherever for waste ammunition bright or this fake assassination attempt still gets killed for doing it. Yes and it's like okay. It's this the first couple episodes like this. Entire farce of you know absolute monarchy and and religion and making fun of religions who that have kind of lost their reason or lost their purpose and they just kinda do it just to do it and then it turns into something entirely different gifts. I keep forgetting is there. Because whenever i listen to this like oh yeah. This is the one that he gets he gets. He becomes a god worshipped. All.
Biden Vows Retaliation for Attack That Killed Dozens in Afghanistan
"Attacks. President Biden held a moment of silence at the White House Thursday for those killed in Kabul. NPR's Windsor Johnson has more. On his response, President Biden is vowing retribution against Isis K, the terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Speaking from the White House, Biden warned that the U. S will hunt them down and that he's directed the Pentagon to draw up plans to strike back against the group. In the meantime, the president says the U. S will continue evacuation efforts at the airport in Kabul ahead of the August 31st deadline to fully withdraw
NFC North Football Preview: How Do You Judge in a Small Sample Size?
"It didn't take us long in twenty twenty one to get our first best bet winner this season. Remember that yes. We keep track of these things around here. We don't just sweep them under the rug windsor losses. I know it was a unexpected quarterback. That was not supposed to play that showed up but fortunately he didn't have much to offer after just two or three days of camp. That was an interesting story because we didn't think callum on was going to play. The actual vikings team site reported at seven. Pm on the twelfth that it was unlikely he was gonna apply. No one who is going to play. Except mike zimmer who threw him in there and played them almost three quarters after jake browning threw up all over himself so it was a good start to the season getting that out of the way we kind of talked about this a little bit past the the wind right like that's what everyone wants. Everyone wants to win a game. We gave out a pick close three. And i think that's really the important part of this when you're trying to figure out information to follow because there's never going to be a long enough sample size of anyone your tailing for singular season if you're listening to him on the radio or podcast or video. Wherever you're consuming your. You're gambling information. There's never going to be a long enough sample size. So how do you judge in a small sample size in. It's like are you beating the closing. Are you listening to information that might pop or break days after that information comes out and i think that's the interesting part about this podcast because last year i'll be candidate off top of my head. I was looking at the sheet earlier. And i think we released forty six best bets. Last year we won a third of a position for the entire season. It was our worst season today. But of those forty six best bets only to move against us and one was covert related. Every other game moved in our favor so while it was our worst season it was one still profitable in to the thing. You're looking for over short sample sizes. We crushed the closing line. Virtually every single time.
Schumer's Trillions by Tarzana Joe
"The senate's spending trillions but the house would like some more they want it to be five but they could compromise it for soon. They'll reach agreement but joe's signature won't end it or once. They've gone past it. It will be a job to spend it or if you stack them one by one dollars so finish forget it. It's a job that you would never ever finish. I've done the mathematics for my number challenged peers. Assuming they spend evenly across the next four years. Let's say it's just four trillion. Then they'll have to find a way to pay out two point seven billion each and every day in the dc universe who needs a superpower the drop one hundred million dollars each and every hour to act with such a dasan. I give them my respects but no one has the stamina to write out all those checks and like the seeds from cottonwoods. When summer windsor blowing no one has the auditors to track. Where it's all going margaret thatcher said it and i used to think it's funny the government could reach the end of other people's money budgets kept increasing and the government survived but the day that she envisioned. I think sadly has arrived so welcome to the green new deal inflation. That's unending all brought to you in the disguise of infrastructure spending. That's brewster's millions. I'm sorry schumer's trillions by tarzana. Joe
Canada Reopens Border for Vaccinated Americans
"A big day for families separated over a year as canada reopened. Its border to fully vaccinated americans. Tom costello is there. The cars were lined up at the border at midnight. Americans many with family. In canada to crossover from washington state to the detroit windsor bridge. My mother is going to be ninety. Four and october and that i mean i haven't seen her in year and a half to buffalo where the can cage just want to hold their canadian grandkids. I'll be the best grandma again and it'll just be fine. Americans who want to cross into canada must use the arrived. Can app upload proof of vaccinations and a negative covert. Pcr test within the last seventy two hours. I've got the app got my passport. Got my vaccine card and they get a pr test. I was across the border in five minutes today. But while canada is slowly reopening to american tourists the us is not opening the border to canadians costing billions in lost tourist dollars near buffalo. Tom's restaurant has been closed since march of twenty twenty. Where all missing a piece of good business because the border is not open. Canada is actually ahead of the us. In vaccinations seventy one percent of all canadians have received. At least one does compared to fifty eight percent of all americans yet the white house keeping. Us borders closed to ground traffic. Well i think that's utterly ridiculous Given the fact that we have all been admonished To follow the science to follow the facts here in canada widespread widespread frustration. That america won't let non americans and for at least another two weeks. Even as canada welcomes their vaccinated american neighbors.
Senate Votes to Advance Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal
"President Biden in a bipartisan group of senators finalize key parts of the bill, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Senate Democrats are also working to pass a separate, much larger package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's moving forward with a two track strategy to pass the largest infrastructure package. In decades. The first track is the bipartisan bill focused on traditional brick and mortar infrastructure projects. The second track is a budget reconciliation bill where Democrats will make historic investments in American jobs, American families and efforts to fight climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned that she won't bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the floor until the Senate delivers the larger $3.5 trillion spending plan. Senate Democrats are expected to pass it by using a budget maneuver that would not require any support from Republicans. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden today called on Americans to follow the latest guidance on mask wearing and also urged people to
Unpacking This Year's Sovereign Grant Report
"Just how much does the monarch receive and where does income come from now over here. The queen is given a single payment each year by the british government. That's called the sovereign grant this year. That number came in at a whopping eighty five point nine million pounds that is one hundred and nineteen point nine million dollars at the current going rates or the equivalent of one pound twenty nine. Oh one dollars. Eighty per person in the uk. Because i the reason. I include this. Statistic is the sovereign grand is made up of taxpayer contributions as well as surplus revenue from the crown estate. The crown estate being the portfolio of land owned by the monarch. This is something that dates back to. You think the seventeen hundreds. It's a sort of prophecy. Business owned by the queen is run independently but it includes areas in london such as regent street and very famous line of shops in central london. And the ascot racecourse which we know. The queen is a huge fan of so it kind of makes the queen. One of the biggest prophecy magnates in the country so fifteen to twenty five percent of the prophets from the crown estates goes back into the sovereign grant and is paid to the queen and not money will then fund the royal activities engagements duties for her majesty as well as paying for the upkeep of the occupied royal palaces that's buckingham palace james's palace kensington palace windsor castle and the royal mews enroll products at hampton
Ever Wonder How the Queen Makes Her Money?
"Just how much does the monarch receive and where does income come from now over here. The queen is given a single payment each year by the british government. That's called the sovereign grant this year. That number came in at a whopping eighty five point nine million pounds that is one hundred and nineteen point nine million dollars at the current going rates or the equivalent of one pound twenty nine. Oh one dollars. Eighty per person in the uk. Because i the reason. I include this. Statistic is the sovereign grand is made up of taxpayer contributions as well as surplus revenue from the crown estate. The crown estate being the portfolio of land owned by the monarch. This is something that dates back to. You think the seventeen hundreds. It's a sort of prophecy. Business owned by the queen is run independently but it includes areas in london such as regent street and very famous line of shops in central london. And the ascot racecourse which we know. The queen is a huge fan of so it kind of makes the queen. One of the biggest prophecy magnates in the country so fifteen to twenty five percent of the prophets from the crown estates goes back into the sovereign grant and is paid to the queen and not money will then fund the royal activities engagements duties for her majesty as well as paying for the upkeep of the occupied royal palaces that's buckingham palace james's palace kensington palace windsor castle and the royal mews enroll products at hampton court. Which as its name would suggest. As many of queen's
President Biden: Queen Reminds Me of My Mother
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"windsor" Discussed on Thought Row
"Are permanently in a museum in Ireland thought was pure lie. That was wonderful. That was exactly. Yeah, yeah. So it does create opportunities out there and you don't necessarily need to rely 100% on the gallery. Although it's an important element to the whole process. Yeah, I think they should feed off of each other actually. Yes. Yeah, exactly. So Duke. You're not only talented, but you shared a lot of information about your creative journey and how you have navigated through life. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you. Well, thank you. I agree. With Angie joke. You've be very open an office, especially the different aspects of living the creative life, nobody can ever say that you let grass grow under your feet, my friend. Yeah, unless it's Alfalfa because then the horses were probably want to bring your grades into your little raised under your feet, pretty amazing journey that you've lived so far and I suspect, this is only the beginning. I think you're going to achieve many great things as you move forward with your art and and maybe your singing and anything else that you do. I don't think you'll go back to the Marine, so yeah. No, I don't think they want me number. It will be back. There's something really, really happened. Something wrong in trouble. We're in trouble. Yeah, I appreciate you guys having me on board. And I really, really had enjoyed a chance to talk about. It can gives it inside and what's going on in my head and and it's been a wonderful experience. Thank you so much. And very welcome, you're welcome. And we just want to let everyone know. If you want to know more about Duke Windsor off his terrific art work. We will have links in the show notes and also under the show guests tab on thought roll podcast., so everyone can learn more about Duke and connect with him. I'm on social media. Yeah get to know him he's an artist working. Well I guess this wraps up another great show. I think so and and Duke has led such an inspiration life. I think it's going to be so motivational for many people that are listening and thank you for being a guest again on thorough passed away. To hear the responses. The responses are artists of birth. It's been pretty amazing, so take Luke, thank you guys, bye-bye, bye. Angie by but I'm really glad you tuned in today. We hope you enjoyed the thoughts ideas. We shared with you. We post a new podcast every week. So remember to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, so you don't miss an episode. So it's bye for now from my husband rod, and I am wishing everyone.
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"For your own personal growth? Well I have to say the the ultimate one was graduating from Marine Corps drill instructor school to become a drill instructor at twenty. I was twenty years old, I spent my twenty first birthday babysitting recruit to Camp Pendleton instead of going out, partying, and it taught me that the keys to dead Remember about, you know, what is your mission? It was the first time I had heard understanding how to get something done in a certain amount of time with quality and under budget, and it's the same thing as anything else that I've done in my career and it all goes all the way back to that. And I think the second thing is being the director of exhibits at the Midway Museum to see the smile on those kids face when they come and they see those planes for the first time, it was just the ultimate thing. So I bit, you know, we're going to we're kind of walk against the clock a little bit, just so we interesting and in such wonderful things to say, Angie do go with your question and I want to hear the answer of this one cuz it's such a good question. If you were to give advice to someone who wants to become an artist, what would it be? Well, I would first, first thing I would tell them, you know, to be an artist is one of my biggest biggest pet pig. Leaves is that learn to draw even if you don't draw well, learn to draw and keep a Sketchbook. The other thing is have courage. Believe in yourself, no matter what anybody says, you know, don't let don't let me just get a new way embraced criticism and ignore detractors. You know, people that are going to wage against you just ignore it. Just follow your own, your own feelings about what you're doing and show up every day. You know, show up in the studio every day. Even if your studio is, is, is kind of a table in the kitchen show up every day and be ready to work because being an artist takes work, and don't be afraid of the business side of it. That is going to be, that's going to be the key because artwork will not be shown at all. If you don't understand about your business side steps, no matter, no matter, how good you are. So absolutely sure if you have to paint outside and usually, your car, lights to light, your cameras, familiar, there you go. There you go. So okay, if you can't ask this one rod, okay, besides all these dead, Accomplishments that you've had and you've had plenty, is there something else that you still want to do that? You haven't mentioned. I mean, I think you've got you covered a lot. What's the next phase in your life at this point? Well, the next phase is, is pushing to get into more galleries cuz the ultimate goal is to be able to finally be able to do this full-time. And I can't do it full time with just one gallery to eventually, possibly run my own Gallery with along with Studio to be in full control of what I'm doing as well as because the thing about it is off, we are the only industry in which the person that creates the work only gets 50% of their profit when they sell em to exactly a doctor doesn't do that. They don't split it with anybody even if there were a hospital. So it's one of those things where, you know, you have to make a choice, you know, what do you want to do? If you want to make a full-time living at it, you have to take control of the full amount of your income and and expenses. The other thing too long. Is I want to teach again more after this whole and different things out of the way. Start teaching again more cuz I really enjoy doing that. That's great. Because that's that's our job has artists and teachers wish to pass on our knowledge to other people. So they can become better than we are. But seems to me. It seems to me that you can put all three of those together. You can have a studio, a gallery, and a teaching space, right? Friend you. And then, you could monetize all three and I think it'll be booked teaching like crazy. And then the the gallery I'm sure will be a huge success. Well, I also plugging things as well. I also like them to pass a resolution of adding more hours today. I think you might need that right, right. But also want to get better at my guitar and learn Play The Cello. There you go. It sounds nice. We have a relative that plays the cello know. I do play it by ear. Yeah yeah that's one of our favorites. You go off. Okay, so now we're going to ask you a question. We've been asking all over. I guess. If you could sit on a park bench and chat with anyone from the Past, who would it be? Bruce Lee. Oh God. That's that's that's a very interesting one. I could see why you would gravitate yes. Oh definitely. Yeah. And I'll tell you why. Because of his philosophy, I mean, he was very, very often sounds cool about movement about the martial arts and about life. And so there's there's there's a that would be an interesting conversation to have with him about a few things. So I you know, it's interesting you should you chose him? Because we've actually open we open our shows with a quote and on more than one occasion we used a Bruce Lee quote unquote. He's got some insightful, very motivational and very well-thought-out quotes you can understand. The man is a lot by his quotes and very intelligent guy been dead. Right. Absolutely, I guess this question you kind of answered this but I love to know, we'd love to know what you want to be remembered by. Well, I wanted, I do. I would love to be remembered by someone by an artist that added something more to the, to the dialogue of Art and answer. That's a really good answer. Yes, it is Thursday, a good luck? Yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, even though it's, it's, you know, it's very difficult to make that point, you know, just when I say it took a very difficult thing because I need to make this point is that it's, it's always The Gatekeepers that make those decisions on who should be remembered either in print, or a context of the history of Art and us. As as the artist, we don't have that, we don't have that control, you know? But it's a wonderful like and we'll see what happens. I think part, one thing is wrong. Changing though, it's kind of a good thing and a bad thing. It's a double-edged sword and then social media because now social media has a gives artists the opportunity to show their Wares to a broader cross-section of the population, right? And then people can a form their own opinions without necessarily having a curator, or someone else telling you said I should like, and what you shouldn't. Like, it's kind of the democratization of our, our artists. And I think this is turning out to be a very good thing. It's got its issues. I mean, there's there's a lot of something that's not so good, but for the most part it be for both engine and I it's been a great thing. Yeah we've gotten more exposure worldwide. I mean we ended up having are.
"windsor" Discussed on Thought Row
"windsor" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Time. When i have been talking to the previous general manager. David tush ensconced in south carolina. And we're going to get on the air to talk about this and that in the near future. But that's where he's got lots of family and has moved back to a few years ago when someone who came up through the ranks at the hotel starting in less glamorous jobs if you can call the gm's glamorous because if you really know what gm does it's a lot of drudgery and they're a whole lot of work and you're always call and it's one of the reasons that the divorce rate among general managers very high and the number of women who pursue a career as a general manager is fairly low. Because i'll tell comes. I always and that can cause dissension when you missed one too. Many anniversaries or birthdays school plays soccer games or basketball games and football games or school. Plays or whatever. But i love to hear the stories about people who took a job. That's not considered glamorous. In a hotel and learned the craft of what every department does understands how the beast operates and is able to step into the position of general manager with real knowledge of what can be done. What's possible what can be made possible. What is beyond possible and those to deal with it all and empathize with the staff and what they have to do to evolve and grow in change and keep the place picture. Perfect all the time and so. I'm delighted to introduce to you. Ralph mahane the general manager. The windsor court hotel in new orleans louisiana. Thank you so much for making time for us and your busy schedule. Ralph the pleasure to have you with me. Thank you for having me stephanie. So excited to speak with you today. And so excited to hopefully welcome More people to the big easy so talk to me about weighing. Did you get your first job at the windsor court. Hotel in new orleans it was. It was literally a few months after hurricane katrina and And they were. The windsor court was Was desperate to to have To have more employees in many different facets and probably one of the only reasons A sophomore doing university with no hospitality. Experience whatsoever was able to work at such a world class hotel so i started working here at the age of nineteen As an overnight auditor overnight bellman Dual position there and I was trained by. I was trained by somebody who was very good at the front desk. And i immediately fell in love with it and i I decided i wanted to make career pretty quickly early on in that In my time at the winds accord. However i didn't know it was going to be the same hotel for sixteen years now but It's a it's a wonderful wonderful place as you know you knew david prior to To meeting me now and He was a wonderful leader as well. And we're just excited to represent new orleans the right way and Be a shining beacon of light for new orleans.
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"Excavate the play. Completely in that way. And i don't want to be all like this is what my books about. But that's what my books about available. Now oh no not available now. Available in twenty twenty four. Hopefully twenty five yards lowering expectations. Just keep listening to the podcast for the next five years. Eventually there will be a book. There are readings of it. That are maybe more generous to shakespeare readings. That are brown's less generous shakespeare. But i think it It kind of in the middle and it does have to really stellar roles for women particularly for slightly older women who are not going to play this sort of affiliate of india. Juliet entre nous type role. And it's a lot of fun. The physical comedy is great. As i've said i'm i i do think it's got some really a problematic undercurrents to did you give this a ranking on the the old missile mata who the nominee would you like to explain for our audiences. What they misogyny amador is james. The masonic is a ranking system that we have devised and Where basically nor is going to give give a rating. I think we're both going to compare the expert here. I'm just a man with a microphone. That's never stopped them before. Now the stockman microphones before yeah basically rating on the levels of misogyny. Yeah so one one is released. Misogynous tennis most antennas. Yes and i think it sort of par for the course and have this sort of period of time that this we're not getting below five muscleman take to the lot of misogyny rolling round isn't that there is still now but particularly in this period of time. Yeah i mean we're we're not getting below five. I think in in our in the whole. I'm going to put a bet right now that we're not getting below five on the massage nominee for the whole season whole season and that includes other playwrights so for these big shakespeare fanatics. He is pretty much going to be talking. Mostly signed. But not exclusively. Yes we're gonna do the changeling to this season. Which is is my jam. Even though it ranks very high on the misogyny i think yes..
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"Yeah i. I think it's often seen as one of shakespeare's more. A minister plays tricks. The feminist shakespeare that well-known feminist I think the bar is very low. If we're counting this play as feminist. I don't know if you could really say this is like a really feminist play knows it's better than others in some ways. It's better than others. I think in some ways it's par for the course it really is ultimately really endorsing a very patriarchal understanding of a family of relationships of marriage. The reason that's the police. They've heard that we're badmouthing shakespeare. So i think what's what to me is problematic. Here is that an has to marry somebody right. And i'm just even have a choice to marry someone. Yeah and i'm i'm not shitting marriage. I really like being married to you. You're gonna sit it back. I enjoy being married to you to keep y'all we can critique the way play constructs marriage sort of the only appropriate societal relationship between men and women right and that it construction constructs it as a kind of strictly heterosexual thing That you know we can notice that when an infant and reenter and reveal that they have been married and only line is to ask for forgiveness so she says pardon. Good father. Good my mother. Pardon and then benjamin yes. She apologizes and then fenton does all the talking. After that the bed. Talk exactly all smooth this out. Yes i deal with this. Let's wife so it's not exactly like a power move from an really an and i think the the other thing that i noticed about the play in that my students noticed about the play is that the the reason that the wives the wives can get away with mocking falstaff and having this bit more freedom compared to what we see with women in other shakespeare plays because they're already married right so there's no there's no sense that they have to be courted. There's no sense that the other men in town are lusting after them or desiring them they get to be these sort of comic. Don't have to be sexy right. And i think it's mistress page. Who is is supposed to be slightly older as well right. So there's a line about. Why would falstaff want her. She's really old and his age phobic as well. yes age. Age just fat-phobic homophobic islamophobic xenophobic. We're taking the boxes. A lotta phobia. Lot of phobias. In windsor i mean in the past. Of course tell you insult queen. I would never i would. Never presume i think in performance and this is one of my big sticks about shakespeare that you hear all the time james Is the you know. There's there's a certain amount of opportunity that you have in a performance to massage some of that in one direction or the other so for example at the end of the buck basket seen when master ford. Sort of kind of a little bit apologizes but not really Mistress ford i don't think has a lion in response to him but of course in performance she can You know paula face or dodger. Kiss or to turn to leave in a particular fashion. That's going to communicate how she's feeling she could. Yeah that would be a pretty modern production. But she could so you. Can you can communicate certain things with body language. I don't think you can actually.
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"So they they schemed. Basically they hired boys from the village to dress as an and trick the other two mens they could actually sneak away and get married Before the parents knew what was happening is nice happy ending ending. It is my take on it if you if you wrote this today. It kind of wouldn't but were in a in a society that's quite allowing for what people can accommodate because surely they would just be like yeah are gonna marry this defended and play well or is like i have to entertain the possibility of slender mystic highest and are now i'm going to string. This is fat guy. He's just rolled into town. I'm going to have fun with him. You know you know. I feel like maybe you could is overbearing parents who are like. Ooh that's pushed this guy. He sounds like he's pretty fit. He's called mr slender all like this guy. Oh he's french and he's a doctor but yeah maybe he's french but he is a doctor. That is the said seager. Isn't it is very provincial. It is very proven gentle. Yes yeah so we have this this nice happy ending for an invention and the parents of come on board. Because they're married now nothing we can do about it onto a thing kids. Just get married barry who you without your parents mission to accept it. That's right. they better get onboard. An page literally says well. What remedy what can we do. Fenton god give joy what cannot be shooed. Must be embraced. What what's wrong with fenton. Nothing why why do they like fence. And this guy fended. what's she on about. What she seeing this guy. I think they just prefer their other choices more. They think they're better connections or they're more money or whatever. Great about mr slender. He is a cousin of the justice. I k so he's he's got connections. he's got connections. Yes master slender has connections so good. Laugh everybody's happy except maybe for falstaff and the. There's a bit of a joke at the end. I'm where master ford gets to the last word because of course he does. The one of the nastiest men in the play must be the one who finishes it. He just any kind of come up and sorta thin to being not really not really know his his wife's sort of makes mention of it and he says. Oh yes. I've been a fool fool but you are by property obey. Yes in fact. Juventus debated the last line of the players. Because it's so bay Not quite but he says let it be so sir. John falstaff they of invite him back into town to to laugh at this jolly jape. They've all had this big fat loser. They've made a mockery. yes isn't it. Isn't it hilarious. How we've done this. Why don't you come back to the pub and laugh around a fire with us. Back in the public interest is the only place they can go outside their home. Yes there so. There had to the pub out of the forest into the pub how the forest was three three cars forest pub. That's it they're heading back to the pub..
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"Hand you have master page and pages father who is trying to set her up with slender. The cousin of the justice slender man and he tells his daughter right and during all the festivities. You're going to wear a white dress and master. Slender will come and find you and he will. No it's you even though everyone's wearing masks because you'll be wearing your white dress and then he will take you to the church and he will marry you and your mother never has to know because of course lender is her father's preference for who she should marry. Meanwhile her mother mistress page says to her now an at the festivities tonight at the mask. Even though you're wearing a mask you're going to wear a green dress. And dr koss will know that it's you even though you're wearing a mask because you'll be wearing a green dress and you should go with him to the church and get married and your father never needs to know 'em picks up what's happening. She's a smart girl. she's the only eligible woman in the village. She's been around the block a time or two dresses. Well yeah ridiculous. So an invention have their own plan for what's going to happen but we'll get to that the minute spoiler meanwhile mistress page and mistress ford. Decide that they're going to tell falstaff that they will each individually meet him in the forest to have their sexy as on during this mask when the rest of the village will be busy and distracted so their husbands will be partying at the mask. Unknown noticed they'll slip away and meet falstaff in the forest. What they're actually doing is setting him up to be the centerpiece of the little mask right. So yes the festivities. He's the The comedy he he is the comedy act. He doesn't know as being punked he is being punked. Yes so so are m pages. Parents pages are being count. Also there's a lot of punking ho reference. Yeah yeah really cool. We're up on the pop culture. Yoko so falstaff is told to dress as a stag and which is a joke. Because there's the image of the cold or the the man who's who's been cheated on right the the Powerless and he supposedly has horns. So falstaff dressing up with a stag's horns is kind of implying that he's like you know not capable of satisfying a woman it. It's a little bit. It sort of lost on modern audiences. I think this association of of the horns but picture you know a large man wearing steig horns at a mask. Sounds pretty cool to be fair but you know if that's the association with it. Yeah i mean. This is what i mean that. I think that that bit's kind of lost on on modern audiences so anyway they have this. They have this little mask and they sing some songs and the children are involved and they Just wielded for yes singing children wielding for singing and a bit of teasing falstaff so during the song the stage direction in act. Five scene five tells us they pinch him and they sort of him and tease him..
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"How do you want me to answer or are they like witty and you wanna go home. That was clever rather than like that was actually laughing. I think some of it is funny. I think some of the physical comedy particularly is really funny and some of it is just xenophobic. Like the another point shakes another point against shakespeare huge surprise. Shakespeare's isn't a phobic as it it's it's particularly interesting to be talking about this play on january thirty first. Twenty twenty dot is correct. It is new year's eve the q twenty twenty. Yes thank you very much. Twenty twenty we are also on the are just hours away from brexit officially happening and it is it is interesting to be discussing. Shakespeare's only Non history play that is set completely in england that is represents a town that is really a very insular community and so for example. You have dr kaya. Who is a french. And the way that his lines are written in the play. I wish i could show you my little book here right now. But it's a podcast. And i can't. It's a sort of cod french accent. That's been put into the into the script and interestingly one of my students this term is french and when she read it she said to me this. This resembles no kind of frenchaccent that i recognize. Yeah it's it looks. If you didn't know on the page it looks a bit more like a german. Sort of accent dramatic ish. I am not a linguist. I have no idea what french people sounded like in the early modern period. Maybe they sounded more german than people today. But regardless i don't think it's it's not an accurate representation right. it's it's a comedy representation. How much interaction did shakespeare have with french. People probably quite a lot. I mean he lived in london. I'm london's very cosmopolitan in this period. France is really not that far away. I'm sorry he would have been performing at court when they might have been entertaining. Foreign royalty diplomats the european royalty. We're all marrying each other so you know it's not impossible that he would've known affair few people who at least spoke french if they weren't french and i'm sure that.
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"And there's a queue of dudes around the to vying not not justifying tool but it. It's a sausage fest. Yup yes so. He's he's massively jealous and he's got a real problem And really no evidence for it. It's not like she's she's a very faithful life. There's no indication that she ever would even think about cheating on him. The only reason she's entertaining false traffic. She can make kind of make a goal of him make a fool of him but master. Ford takes it upon himself upon sort of realizing. What's up with falstaff. Kind of recognizing his shadiness to disguise himself and go chant staff at the pub and say oh i master brooke am really in love with ford's wife so if you falstaff could go in seduce her four me. That would be just great. That would be really really helpful and falstaff very helpfully. Replies that he in fact has been invited to mistress ford when her husband will be out the very next day because he actually has because she's setting him up for fall but of course master ford takes this as confirmation of all of his worst fears assumes that his wife must must of course be cheating on him with falstaff and has a big long monologue soliloquy about cheating hussy she is nicer shakespeare fire on all cylinders with that watercourse joke their master. Ford master brooke ice. Do you know. I never even saw that. All of the Shakespeare scholars now have really urgent mission on their hands to corroborate this unique finding. Yes there you go man's planers. There's one to get your teeth into go find out did they. Call ford's fords and brooks brooks about that. Had the move rolled on the floor. Yeah it would be kind of ridiculous trying to like ford a brooke. 'cause a brook is small. You could just walk across it. Master ford is kind of kind of horrific. He's a giant dick he he really is pretty pretty horrible so we have all of these kind of threads going on right. There's a lot happening in this. Tiny town of windsor. That only has twenty two people in or whatever they go to the pub and they all go to the same same pub. Every night was a problem really. What if you have a fight with. Your neighbors can't go to the buffet anymore. What happens next is honestly one of the best comic scenes in shakespeare. i think it's really delightful. It's commonly known as the buck basket seen the book basket seen the buck basket senior. The buck basket seen. I'm is a i think it's it's an interesting scene. It's a really funny scene. But i think we also have to kind of read it with our twenty first century is and sort of go. Wow the fat phobia in this play because falstaff the pretty much incapable of making a joke about that doesn't involve his weight in some way people have been making these jokes like very commonly within the last twenty years. People are still make mistakes right now. I don't think that means we should let shakespeare off the hook for it. Okay all right fuck. Shakespeare shakespeare mark shakes always. So yeah the play is very fat-phobic it it's really struggled to find a joke in it. That isn't somehow about the fact that falstaff fat to funny or they just i mean coming as an outsider to the academic world and as someone. Who's not really really read. Shakespeare outside of school and seeing his place.
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"So back in windsor. Meanwhile windsor and page is being courted by three. Different men in windsor because there are seventeen dudes only one marriageable women. A sausage best. A sausage fest wins sausage. I yes that in fact is the occasion that brings after town. He would turn up for that kind of thing that israel. Yes but no. There's no there is a sausage fest but it's not being advertised. So falstaff shows up in the midst of this kind of Jockeying for an page. And there's a couple of different sort of subplots in bits and pieces of things that are happening but basically falstaff meets mistress page and mistress ford. Who are the merry wives of the title..
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"And he. I mean i think i think the sex is sort of secondary right like he. He's after the money and if he can get sex is well then then. that's great. Meanwhile masters slender in master slender. Dr s are vying for the hand of an page who appears to be the only eligible woman in town and the the only woman who's not a wife or mistress quickly and so she what's wrong with mistress quickly. I think she's just old. I think she saw spinster. She is anybody. I could like scour the text for you and find out whether she's a widow. Maybe but she's she's certainly not considered eligible woman presumably. She's quite fast. You would think yeah you would think thought. She must talk fast because she has an awful lot of lines so she doesn't do anything quickly. But most of the time production. She speaks very quickly. I saw a really terrible production in stratford ontario. Where she spoke very slowly and because she has so many lines. It was funny for a second but then really annoying. Yes i can. I can see that if you like. Oh listen to this. Got the new bill shatner record and and then you listen to repeat. Does bill shatner half a record. He does have records record. Check them out. It's him doing effectively. Spoken word covers of pop songs. Wow yes it was made famous in some ways through family guy with doing a cover of a bill shatner cover of rocket man which i think you need to go and see right now. I think the minute this is done. I think on youtube. Pause this podcast right now. Go and google that we're going to do the same. See in a second.
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"Available women. But there's only one available woman okay and available and actually that is kind of what happens in the place. So it's one of those sort of subplots is that and pages this eligible bachelorette and there are three men in town who are sort of trying to win her favor. Her parents each favorite and she of course has a very different favorite. So her father has preference for mr slender. Who is a young gentleman. A relative of them a slender man. Yes he's he's not as scary. As the the pump culture is a culture counterpart of justice. Shallow so he's got some standing in the community. Her mother shallow shallow shallow. I think i believe he is yes as as the ailing shakespeare's naming the characters after their traits. Yes yes that happens a lot in this play. We have For example peter simple. Who is slender. Servant is a very simple man. Yes that is the implication. Meanwhile an's mother has a preference for Doctor kaya Who is a foreigner. He's french but he is a doctor. So you know yeah. He's got that going for him and an herself prefers the young master felton who gentleman and as the arden three which i have in front of me tells us in the in the list of roles. He's a former companion of the prince of wales. So you think somebody like that would be quite appealing to the parents. But but no they want these other guys. But i think we're getting ahead of ourselves. Should i jump into the main plot. I think start from the beginning. In the merry wives of windsor there is a character. Called falstaff and falstaff is a a well known shakespeare character. He's quite famous from the henry. The fourth plays. He's a companion of prince hall. Who goes on to become henry the fifth and At the moment when he becomes king. How quite famously. rejects falstaff. So he he's sort of comes into his own matures into the role of king hood and rejects falstaff. Who is kind of the embodiment of his more carefree and indulgent and sort of hedonistic days as a youth. Falstaff is notorious for being drunk. He's well known to be a liar. He fights in a in a war. The place but kind of doesn't actually help anybody at all. He sort of comically incompetent. I'm sure we can all think of some real life. Examples of people who fit that description of examples. Yes some maybe that you see on your television every day. Yes and in a variety of different countries on shore a global phenomenon it is a global phenomenon. Yes embossed is also needed. And so we don't really know why he's been knighted connections. Yes he's he's he's got connections but importantly no money right so he's over. Sched mobile yes. Here's an impoverished noble and he In this play comes to the town of windsor. Which is the real town of windsor in england and he attempts to seduce to very wealthy wives of the town. The titular merry wives. Yes for money for money. Yes also loves food. He's a really real stand-up gentlemen. Falstaff standup guy pillar of the community. So he He arrives in town and he is looking for opportunities to sort of snatch some purses. I see the face. You're making at me. Yes i do mean it in both senses. I wasn't i wasn't reading that in an innuendo but you said.
"windsor" Discussed on Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!
"All the jokes funny like how do you want me to answer that Hello i'm nora on james and we're your hosts for not another shakespeare podcast. I'm a university lecturer and early modern drama expert. I'm married to nora. And i have point five of a history degree and the idea with this. Podcast is that james. About shakespeare play and he gives us his honest and unfiltered reactions. The idea is to have a bit of fun of shake with shakespeare not take too seriously knock off his pedestal a little bit and today for our very first episode we are talking about a wonderful play a slightly lesser known. Play a play that i taught for the first time. This year called the merry wives of windsor. And we're starting with this one because this the play that actually gave us the idea for the podcast. When i was talking to james about some teaching that i was with the play and he had some pretty interesting reactions to it i did. Do you want to tell us about those james well. I think it's important to to kind of off by saying that. The play is called the merry wives of windsor and as nor was explaining the play to me. I discovered the only actually two wives in most of this play and i felt misled by the old barred for false appetizing. I expected a bunch of wives all gathering around sort of laugh and yeah only two wipes the minimum plural. I just love the phrase a whole bunch of lives. I think i need that on. A t shirt put yeah. I mean that's what you want. Yeah i agree. I think you saying that really prompted me to recognize my own assumptions and my own kind of approach to the play because it had never occurred to me that there might be more wives than there actually are in it and yet your absolutely right. The title is very misleading suggests plural wives many in your words a whole bunch of wives and felt cheated by the fact that only two he was scrimping on the wives scrimping on the he's like a stingy scrooge scrooge of wives his his the scourge of lives and compounds that is you then went onto explain that there are about seventeen dudes in this play. So it's seventeen dudes plus two point. Three wives yes because it's important to say that there are two wives at the start of the play but by the end and page spoiler alert marries. Her love felton so she becomes the third wife of windsor by the end. Yes i'm just looking at the The dramatic personae. The list of of characters in this play and i think james is right that there are seventeen men and one two three mr ford and for An page so we. We have a a very interesting town with a huge number of men and very very very few women. They must have a real population crisis. Going on yeah. So i guess maybe. It's mary wives. Because it's like you know this is like a big competition and the older dudes have to kind of gather round compete for the.
"windsor" Discussed on D4WH - A Doctor Who podcast
"The mazda. Robertson teases them with information on the signal that brought him to earth and then ask them to take me to your leader. Captain jack tags ryan and graham to plant explosives on the dalek ship to destroy. Once all of robinson's dollars have been destroyed. Ryan seems to be enjoying that. Although there's that we'd bit where graham goes for a fist bump and ryan's like makes fun of him. It's kind of like him going. Oh grandpa stop saying the word work. Maybe that i thought they did a fist pump at some. they did. Yeah yeah so didn't work on the ship. How careful graham is with the explosives is he's holding the very gingerly and then jack is only hit on the back of cocoa. Yeah i miss graham sorry march but you know we knew this was coming bradley. Walsh is a very busy man. he's on pretty much. Every single channel channel. In the captain. Jack watches as jack. Robertson tells the daleks that the doctor is on. why does he seller. Yeah i john. Now the he thinks he can turn a profit from serie malls. Yes they release the doctors emails and they're all about how much she missed the as I k- fair enough. Look the doctor. Shouldn't have to serve on the tatis. It'd been using a secure server that was provided to yes exactly. I've talked to the people dollars on both sides. That's right very special. we love. Yeah yeah but and pace love exterminate the earth. Then go home in please. Yeah we love you. We love you. You're special special. The last remaining cloned dolly teleport's onto the ship and pleads for its life it believes it can be purified but the are unconvinced and eight. Yeah and that's the same. You're right glenn. That's the same plot from the winston churchill. One with the dialects you know. I mean i picked up that. They were similarities. But when after you mentioned that it's like yeah. They recycled that story but wasn't awful. Awful like yeah. That's what i thought you could do. Better i agree on just disappointed dad. This isn't dad's doctor. This is a hip modern doctor. Who retelling stories. Yeah anime i wanna see version.
"windsor" Discussed on D4WH - A Doctor Who podcast
"Maybe it's fine. I've watched it a bunch. You and mcgregor is jim. I love your mcgregor trying movies. All the time bag reviews too. But yeah all like the stacks just like today watch the island and just take some of the set design and make it green instead. Probably i haven't seen the island. But i thought it was good. Cgi if the island was filmed in the uk they probably did have it in the bbc. Shed than matrix a little bit that one time. Quick yana reeves comes out. And i was like whoa. That was that was quite good. Workers pretty good. And so you know little picking up for me busy on the tatis which apparently needs four minutes to get to japan when it can materialize across the galaxy in an instant ryan and the doctor have a heart to heart ryan. Feels like he has a place on earth now with his mates and his family. I think you need that yet to take a breath so you needed that and that conversation needed to be had you didn't want it all rushed at the end so yes it takes four minutes for whatever reason but i think the conversation was important so i liked that same. The doctor reveals what she found out on gallery that she wasn't even born there and that a large chunk of her life has been wiped from her memory. Ryan repeats what the doctor told him in. The first episode new can be scary. The ryan things that just because things are changing doesn't mean she's not the doctor and i think she needed that pep talk. They needed each other in that marmon. Yeah absolutely he employs to seek out with short does sound like the direction for the next series. I know and i think that will be interesting. Because we're we're building on the cannon. And i find that that's exciting because we haven't had new for a while so good would be nice if we could have gala friday back for a couple of seasons budget for that know exactly. Yeah yeah and that's a lot of color and hat work you've got to put in. Not everybody wants to be working on that. Just take the previous costumes and then this glue them together so that call it just keeps getting bigger and bigger is the same pump convention and then the second doctor and the first time he's gala fry and they've they the little chinese color so they obviously have just gotten bigger and bigger and bigger them for the sixtieth. That'll be like stories. High little tiny people great big concept or something. The hottest materializes in asaka and jack says well. We're all thinking i've missed. That sounds the dollar controller. Leo shows up and reveals his evil plan. He linked into the neural network and set everything up. Robertson wants to know how the dollar cut the required. Purchasing numbers and ryan is not impressed by.