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The Latest: Rose the exception on a tough day at the Masters
"Justin rose has taken a remarkable full shop lead after the first round of the masters the English one nine under for his last eleven holes on his way to an improbable seven under sixty five on an extremely challenging first day at the hot and flushed Augusta national course it is the fourth time he's one of the first round at Augusta and he said that putting full clear of Hideki Matsui yama and Brian Harman Patrick Braden Webb Simpson are among those at two under with jobs space at one under on a day with just twelve players broke par on Graham make us
Jessica Simpson Reflects on Ex John Mayer
"Jessica simpson speaking at about how she really fell. When john mayer told the world she was crazy in bed. Jessica wrote that and her memoir and she says she was mortified when john called her sexual napalm but in this exclusive interview. I look that she has with tamron hall. Jessica explained why he does not own her anything. Should he follow a justin timberlake and do this public mac hall pa for some of the very public treatment. I definitely don't feel grime. public apology. you can't take it back. I feel like people end up finding their way to let you know we're sorry And i and. I think that i mean he might not be sorry. That's okay but like to talk about anybody sexually disrespectful. But i mean that's on him. I wouldn't mind if somebody left their review from you know what i mean like. It could be on the other hand like what happened with halle berry. Somebody said that she was bad in bed and she hear trying to find these accusations. Implicated in watergate.
School Shootings Drove Stephen King To Take 'Rage' Off The Shelves
"In this episode. We'll cover the bachmann book rage chapters one through twenty. Let's start the show high school senior. Charlie decker facing expulsion for salting. His chemistry teacher sets the contents of his locker on fire gets a pistol and returns to his algebra class or he kills the teacher and then a history teacher who comes to investigate holding the rest of the class degeorge decker reveals information about his troubled childhood and some of the other students begin to share their own secrets and feelings. That's quite the setup. sean. Yes so jay. This story rage was originally written at least started being written by king in one thousand nine hundred sixty six when he was a senior in high school and then he finished it in one thousand nine hundred seventy one and at that point it was titled getting it on Decker says that phrase multiple times throughout the section of the book king wanted to publish it like under his name right away but his publisher doubleday did want over saturate the market so this was the first case where they said all right. Well let's do it under a pseudonym and he submitted it as getting it on by guy pillsbury which is kings grandfather's name so that was going to be the original pseudonym he was going to use and there's a twitter user who just started following a couple of weeks ago named guy pillsbury so i thought that was a nice deep cut that is really deep. Cut yeah when he submitted his guy pillsbury. A number of people at the publishing house knew about king having a book called getting it odd and so the secret was already out. They pulled it and said okay and then he resubmitted as as richard bachman and submitted his with the new title rage and richard. Bachman i was because he had a richard stark book sitting on his desk and bachman turner overdrive was playing on the radio and so he was looking around. And there. you go richard bachman. Sorta like the Deficient the light bulb coming together to form the homer simpson logo number one. Lucky joe exactly so. This is actually his fourth published book. It came after kerry salem slot in the shining and just before the stand this was nineteen seventy seven it was published and then it was obviously republished in the bachman books in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. And if you're like my father you'll notice that this is not a book that is easy to come by nowadays. He was unable to find it when he was looking forward on. Different places and that is because after number of school shootings that had some tenuous ties to rage. There's at least one where the kid had a copy of the book his locker but some of the other ones may have referenced it or not king let the book go out of print in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight so all the other bachman books are now published as standalone novels. But this one is not in the forward to the bachmann book. Blaze king writes about rage. This is now out of print and a good thing. And if you go to the stephen king dot com website look up rage. No future printings will be made of this novel. At stevens request due to the sensitive nature of the content
Jessica Simpson's New Book Details Heartbreak
"We have some serious celebrity. Confessions two days starting with jessica. Simpson jessica reveals. She was heartbroken when she learned about her ex husband. Nicolas shave moving on with vanessa manila just months after their split she wrote. I'm saddened beyond belief alone in the dark with no one to call my own. Now this is all from a new expert from her paperback edition of jessica's memoir shared by entertainment tonight in the book jessica alba rides about her struggles with alcohol. Sexual abuse How do you think. Eric feels about all of this. Especially the new revelations. Well just so good morning america this after every therapy session i would have and the journal entries. I would go through. I would share with him and then it just ended up becoming A memoir and Errands very he's a very open person. Like i am and he supported it. He read every chapter with me cried with me. He laughed when i didn't. He's very supportive and he's very proud. Wow well i'm happy they. She has eric's full support. What are your thinking. What are you picking. Ask somebody something. And they just kinda sort of feel like they have to go with the flow. And they give you that high pitch. Yeah we all the time. You know what i mean like but i know that means like i'm not one hundred percent okay with it but i'm support you during this thing that you're going through his this this sharing of emotions because i know it's therapeutic for you and your husband. Yeah i'm going to ride with you. And i'm going to be there with you. I just don't you had to put the thing in about your husband. That's the thing that maybe you shouldn't have. She would've loved it out. That's such a big part in in fact that it was a later expert almost going further into a relationship with an it was almost like people. Read that memoir. And we're saying i needed more. Nick needed more nick and even more nick and she thought well you know. I'm going to sell a little bit more. Let me just add another chapter. I think that was the publisher. You're saying go Legal absolutely
Accent Bias and the Myth of Comprehensibility
"Few weeks back. I brought up. The topic of accent buys on our social media pages. I talked about how. I was initially worried about weather. My accent would be an obstacle in launching a podcast. The way i see it in bias is pretty much everywhere. And it is perpetuated through american pop culture for instance. I'm sure a lot of you remember up from the simpsons. Thank you gumming. A and you see whether igloo hot to lean to order geodesic. Dome there's no structure. I have been through which. I'd rather call my home. Where i i've you would. I'll search. But now i've come through law your quirks maggie with her eyes so bright mart with hair. My gun philosophize box set depth. That spinning former story about this one nella leaks. Quickey might not hear that part. Yeah that one now walkways. A quintessential stereotypical character based on a white basins interpretation. What an indian soundly or sounds like. There's no denying that apu was funny but the problem is that most of us were laughing at apple rather than laughing with the character may have appeared harmless but it caused a lot of distress to people were already struggling to simulate or kids of immigrants will perpetually believed in schools to be honest. It's not just the media even. Ai has an accent bias. I can go on and on about how apple siri continues to discipline me to speak as in weeks so do google home alexa now. Apple and is do claim to have inclusive voice recognition systems. But i don't think that is true but coming back to my social media post. We had a tremendous response from your on this topic so many if you chimed in on the conversation on the different aspects of exim bias and many of you expressed interest in hearing an episode on the topic. Well ask and you shall receive our guest. Today is someone who's short to bring an expansive perspective on the topic of accent bias. Professor which occur borsi is a licensed speech language pathologists to ditches at california state university fullerton in the communication sciences and disorders department as linguist. His research has been featured in a multitude of scholarly journals. You're listening to immigrants. I'm your host saadia the hunt these kids in a very subtle manner. When they're speaking english to you they might allow more of their first language. If at all there is any remnant first language left them with you so they will sound little different with you. Listen to them when they are talking to a person who was born and brought up here in america. Thank you for coming on immigrants. I am so excited. Do have this particular conversation with you messiah. So what we're going to talk about today is so intrinsic to who i am and how i view myself so it is personal but before we dive in. Can you tell us about how you entered the world of linguistics. I was a student of speech and hearing science in mumbai. India and of course i was dealing with kids and adults with communication disorders speech in hearing both then one of my teachers who was a linguist from johnny. I got very motivated to understand the intricacies off language than how each every would of sound in different combination can evoke all sets of biochemical responses within us for example. You hear a single word you start crying you hear another set of sounds come catinat together. You raged you feel loved. These are biochemical responses. That are happening. So i was very curious to understand the so-called power behind those acoustic signals. So that's how it started. And then of course the psycholinguistics bod was an integral part of everything. And how did you end up in the us so once. I finished my masters in linguistics from bombay university. I started doing some social work on his work then. I came here to do to do my doctoral degree. In speech physiology with a special interest in cross linguistic interaction where one language than influence the language and back and forth. How that interaction goals. And how that is reflected in our muscle movement so that helped area of signs motivated me to come here under my phd. Let's stock about the accent bias. That's something that i have recently become more aware of. Although i would say this. I am very proud of my accent. I don't have any issues with it. But i didn't realize how it impacted my interactions with other people and i feel like before we talk about accent bias. In general we need to address the fact that much off. Our framework of the conversation is because english as the language has this global linguistic cloud right And i assume that is the result of clooney lysm and imperialism. In your opinion wral us think there are certain accent privileges that are tied to specific languages. That have an easier time. Pronouncing english are being phonetically close or closer to english. Language for instance people from western europe or european population in general. The they have an accent. Privledge it is sensitive to where you are geography located at that particular point. In time you are. Who are you surrounded. What's the kind of people their socioeconomic and in addition to that as you have mentioned the history of colonization people coming from india versus another person. Speaking english from italy person. Speaking english from italy with a very distinct influence of their mother tongue in english will probably get more exotic advantages. Yeah even a person in the film industry even the bosom from the media industry but remember these are anecdote in some of my papers. I have mentioned that some social scientists they have mentioned it extensively that he has indeed. It's highly variable and that any ability is not bradley exclusive related to the history. It could also be related to the economic status of that particular country at this point in time how closely that particular country is a related to the powerful countries for example. If i'm one of those american power house and i'm viewing bosom from a country. Become we enjoy very good affiliation versus. If i'm conflicted with that particular country dose factors do influence my overall perception of that particular
Kotlin Multiplatform with John OReilly
"Regarding a desktop and service. what did you start in. Like what technologies were using so simpson so as deputy so. I wanna finish college in one thousand. Nine hundred started with sort fulltime masters speech recognition. You're using your wall things back then. That was sort of. You can do that about sums watching the cotton. Dl talk yesterday. Where a couple of lines of code can do that. But this writing everything from scratch in c in terms of audio processing fifties and and i've been never confronted themselves and there was there was a need for something. Kinda graphical and i don development for awhile and answer. Windows three came out. I think you're on june nineteen ninety and i So cool your concern dusen. Windows graphical is from speech patterns. And mike you're next so forth down again more chance occurrences a low company was starting to do windows and said hey you know obviously not too many people doing that stage said hey. Join to join to join us so i saw that again. That's what started the decade of doing windows see transitioning cpas plus windows. St kfc com hiram. It's funny because obviously was been toying with a proposed for desktop right now sort of i don't know what you call it control back. Go throwbacks ecstasy. That's what's what's old is new again. So when when did you. When did you actually start with With developing kotlin than so. I'm trying to was the announcement. Okay oh in about five years ago now. Is it a country member. anyway there was a natural icon. I you know to be honest. I hadn't i know a lot of people being aware columnist stage. And we're very excited about it. I i was a little bit in the dark. It wasn't something new to me. I haven't even wear and to another coin spos- as in most companies. We probably weren't in a position to start using cotton straight away. You know And i have had. And i have an obligation to restore cocoa puffs. It's actually it's an aug project hasn't up hope people's find somewhat useful. That actually does but for me. Personally i use it i e kind of overloaded somewhat in terms of as a pop from try technology so when the under doctors coronas came up first of all Used to try goes out. And then went. Kalkin emerged start reggie microsoft katainen and similarly montecot from down the road and And then you know as is frequently. The case trying that out. There then became a platform. Say okay now in the workplace okay. This looks interesting. Let's start to use his here and then shortly after that. Then maybe down. The road asked announced. Maybe we start to use it working and we start to use a gradually in africa project and we ended up doing a for various reasons. We did a company rewrite of our project and we started from the ground up dan with cartoon or katelyn underdog extra bonus cortines and so forth. So so is this your first multiplatform project or not so does sage. i wasn't using work. Under gorbachev sort of had supposed to give you know a little bit more brought on their. You know like this. Be working on mobile for eleven years now and i guess over time like many of us you know we would have source accession cross platform. I guess there's always sort of cross pot from monty python but cross platforms kind of sounders. Right once so reproaches. The dab senator in reactnative approaches. And you know over the course of various projects in the previous companies in new product. Monday or somebody coming in that. Have read some headline. This allows you to do everything in one place all your code face. We don't need to have all these separate irish and each time you took sort of had to move. That weren't approved was an us. Disapprove that dickey. We're gonna do competitions. And we had to prove that this wasn't suitable for the type about. We were developing this platform. it's christians. We needed an end user experience. We need But i'm saying that is supposed as a segue to you know I guess what come interesting monte platform. Because when i when cosimo mantra was aware of it i think we're not to those nineteen towards the end of that. It's sort of immediately struck me as okay. This is a pragmatic saint approach finally to the sharing of code across multiple platforms mobile. I've been involved by the way sort of number of initiatives over the years for free. Willion superstars shared code into office. Which is at least somewhat more sane approach but. I don't know if you guys have worked with john. I had to work jay. You know unfortunately goldstone feel like. That's one of those topics that if you can you usually avoid it. I guess yeah if you can avoid using it as well as we various we had to use it in their practical use. And it's one thing using stateless knight ridder touch it can function as in which you maybe media engine i. I just wanted to say on the topic of jane. I think this is. This is going to become a bit more interesting again now. Also with With all the topics around compulsive for desktop because of a bunch of lake system integrations. I dunno things like global hot keys or stuff the. jvm just doesn't really expose. so i think some some of the people at the forefront. They're wanting to write libraries. Yeah they might might have to go that route anyway. Yeah you know if if you're using it. I robot michael state library that district district functions wanting using your compete shared logic with the framework with the training involved with life cycle aspects. Dot is a different story completely debugging crush reports of So haven't gone through. That in us was having seen the sort of attempts sort of pulling in pushing us towards cross. Platform frameworks cottam. Okafor's was immediately. You know the caught cartoon. The cartoon obviously was an advantage a positive from my perspective but more generally i think it was a sane approach it was targeting shared logic target. Had kind of a mechanism in place where you could sort of. This is critical. You could incrementally adopted you know you start putting in for some small area. And i think that generally by today's still is that you start doing that in you take some particular business. Logic may be may be remote. Api endpoint access or so forth and then graduated up from there. And you know there's another kind of a discussion point around how you socialize that how you get in particular iowa's developers interested in an accepting of the but it's the topic himself but certainly certainly from that perspective. At least i think it's very important. Start small and and as the key thing about the type forums. It appealed point was that it had that capability that it it was lended itself to that sort of adoption. Yes so so just to kind of to recap your point. You feel that the that the main difference between cartland multi platform and these other cross platform. Toolkits is is what exactly that you can adopt them. Incrementally that you that you stay away from From what part would you say is kind of the most interesting here. This quite a few different aspects. I think cutting across different areas You know on one hand. I think If you've been involved in from at all you're very kevin gallagher and sort of pre advocates in and you know of this for some time and i think he did. He described it as a sort of perspective risk management as well. You know you're trying to you're trying to avoid locking out upsetting kita one key differentiator. A there's a. There's a number of them. I think but won't different areas. If you decide to use react native reuse flutter or use a variety of other coaches that have been there over. The years is a song that amount of of and and you know it's an all or nothing sort of approaching the with with commodity farm and it allows you to manage. You know you. Can you can sort of put in graduate. Start using it. Then the flip side of that is this touches on a couple of areas obviously but folks on sheriff business logic as ios an underdeveloped. I wanna use the best of breed technologies ideas get companies. That can when i on on iowa. Sony's combine that we have to frame of their likewise android. Cauchon coatings influence worth and that. That's the key difference here. You know that focus that you know it. I think touches on another area. I think we've got sort of a certain level of maturity culture monte platform where i think a good sign some regards that we've gone beyond okay. This is proof of concept What's it about renown sort of digging deeper into so architectures and different approaches. You can use. And i think this is is little bit as sort of a simplistic way sometimes mentioned quotas just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do something so i think we've be careful. You know it is. Its main sort of setting point is is as focused on shared logic. I see a lot of discussions pushing further up the stack. You know the view model and potentially you you hear in the context composed nowadays. of course. why can't we to compose. and. I think there's a danger to honest. Econ generally too much of a dangerous on too far up and then it just becomes another spot framework. I think our approach in general
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a new 16-bit beat-'em-up
"Needs to Turtles shredders revenge. Who thought this one coming nobody. I drink turtle's brawler stuff. Still right and that's like the one type. Eternal game that gets made besides japanese. Yeah i action games not good once. Yeah i mean yeah. We hope it's good. It has good pedigree behind it. Trivia games The guy did the one. I enjoyed last year. Very much panzer paladin. What like. I was not that interested in this because only because so many of these throwbacks end up being disappointing. Right like you're so jazz and exciting. It comes out and it's fine. You know and then and then and then it's over but this one every single portion of the announcement. I'm mike okay. Okay developer like good like they're hitting all the right notes. I could not be more jazzed. I think this is going to be the one that like actually delivers on the promise of like what. Sort of a modern throwback can be. Well yeah except that it's it's being Published by dot edu. Who last year brought a street bridge. Four which is also another great modern classic broader exactly johm. It looks so cool. it's reg. I'm not a journalist guy. So i'll i'll connect to this on the brawler level. It streets ridge four had anything that was like kind of like a meta gain. That kind of like did something. Brawlers didn't like an rpg system like mercy ransom or like castle crashers or anything like that. It had an interesting scoring mechanism. Where the longer you went. Without taking damage higher your score would go which is kinda cool and a stressful to me. I liked it. It also had a really really great animation. Of course herbals game is going for classic. Look like it is a sequel to the original turtles. Arcadian nearly nineties Our producer is writing me. That turtles in time is so much fun now. I played all the early turtles brawlers. they're fine. I played them like crazy. When i was a kid. But you guys know how i feel about brawlers need something extra or just too boring other. Otherwise it's good for you know ten dollars worth of quarters in the arcade galway's grant them that but i don't want that in my home and even with four people i'm gonna play through once maybe and it was to see all the cool pixel art and stuff so that'd be nice in this and i'm sure it'll be interesting but back in the day brawlers were cutting edge graphics. There's nothing that looked as good as them. And that was the reason for me to play them like run racers were first coming out not gonna play daytona usa ever again but i was pretty excited about daytona usa. When it was at a bank of machines in the arcade. I'll close up ten dollars in quarters into this machine. But i won't buy it for ten dollars. I wouldn't do that. It's the arcade experience in your with your friends and you're like how long can this quarter get mean this round. How much have improved since my last order experience. Exactly yeah maybe something will modify a cabinet and we can all play together to extreme or something in the future. that'd be cool way to experience. What if the game free but every time you wanted to play again at cost you asked about that. And nobody's really done. The twenty five cent per game system microsoft tried doing that with xbox live arcade border per play. It was something like that. We had to pay each play of these classic arcade games. Oh yeah one of the castle. Vania games like that. One of the xp la's spinoffs. Maybe joe was the castle vania. Excellent spin off that was like that zoom in and zoom out one which is was the cooperative one. That was really cool. I don't remember the pace anyway. You are right sam. I beat dragon and the arcade back in the day. But only because my grandpa just kept giving me quarters eventually my sister and i just four star way to our way to the end of the game where you bany or jimmy. I'm a lifelong me. There are only jimmy on the eighty. S yeah i think it's corrected or it was originally correct in their arcade The i have like a little kid. I had don't really fun. Time at the arcade playing with a friend through the simpsons. Game those my best brawler Experience we had happened to come in to a ten dollars in quarters or something. We got last boston. Did not beat the las boss. Still never finished the simpsons but it was so exhilarating and so illuminating to go through the first couple levels which costs you a buck fifty. Probably in the next couple levels which cost you probably four dollars and then the last boss which cost you four dollars by itself adds up in the set of funny way. It's it's you know it's those. Were designed to your quarters. At a point where people stopping go competitive with quarters and getting high scoring with pacman staff and of course the next era of arcades we all know with street fighter two competitive stuff that wet bridge of high tech brawlers like you know as corner starting with call it by the way. Yeah i actually have. I have a lot of affinity for brawlers. Who doesn't everybody loves him. But like you're you're completely right that. Although i do have an affinity for them like they're kind of garbage in like you know the bosses have invincibility frames and Just lockable moves. And just you know total screen wipes and like clearly like a super high level of skill. That stuff isn't a problem but for like everyday people like they just become impossible to the point. Where like you said. They're designed to you. Know to continue. Yeah so but that's why seeing them come. Home is so exciting. Because then they don't have that limitation that requirement on the commercial side on the on the capitalist side like they can just design a really really cool fudd brawling fighting combat system without the need for a bunch of bullshit bosses that That i can afford another quarter. That's casper crashers. I think they did a good job with it. Yup tina this announcement anything for you In the sense that i played like the early nineties. Konami think version the arcade version back in the day. So i had the same fondness that anybody else would just Having an opportunity to to play multiplayer game when that's a reality in the future at some point when you can sit down on a couch next to a friend and actually play the stuff. I'm also not a huge brawler fan. There's a level of consistency in sameness to them. After a while when you play them back to back. But i loved. River city ransom. Um so. there's definitely some affection in my heart for the genre overall.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Discusses the Inspiration for Her Record 'Theory of Ice'
"In many parts of North America. It's about time for the melt. Some people call it the spring thaw or the break up. It's the period of time when days get longer and warmer and slowly, lakes covered with ice start to crack up. I had never heard this before as the ice days. Frozen for so long and in Newfoundland, and it wasn't until they moved Ontario and I was sitting by a lake One time that I heard these massive cracks that sounded like rifle shots are like big pings. Scared me half to death, to be honest and those of the sounds that inspired this song. I stepped over a watery it just Hey, fellows, the canoe a car seat. Nice. She paddles to the edge to collect candles, Mr One drink. You should Jax well, it's still easier. The N V. Da Samo Se Simpson would break up. Leanne is one of the most renowned writers and scholars in Canada. She tells stories and poems and makes music. Often focused on her Inish nobby heritage and tradition. Lee and B to C. MOC. Simpson's new record is called Theory of ice, and it begins with that scene. I was just talking about the vice breaking and melting. And we richly end in Peterborough, Ontario. Hi. Welcome to the show that Tom Power How are you? Nice to talk to you. Congratulations. On the record. I really loved it. Thanks so much. You know what I mean about it being sort of scary when the ice cracks? I absolutely know what you mean. The sounds are almost otherworldly. How do you How do you describe him like thunder? Sometimes they kind of sound. I mean, they kind of sound like aliens are landing. I think that shotgun is a good metaphor for them. But if you haven't heard that sounded, so it's a really Really, really powerful, jarring sounds that ice makes. So Where were you When you were making this record that you were hearing those sounds so much. I had the honor of spending time on the shores of Blatchford like in the Northwest territories, both during break up and and freeze up. And those times air just phenomenal times of the year because they're such massive transformations taking place on the land and in the in the water. And so, hearing those sounds and watching this process of melting and freezing and melting and freezing. And eventually the lake moving from this this amazing skating rink, maybe two. Almost like a dram er, a percussive instrument with this frozen layer on top, and then ending up in this this beautiful deep sort of pool of water was something that really fascinated. Me and a whole bunch of different levels.
Should The Simpsons Cast Be Replaced With AI Voice "Actors"?
"With most of the actors who voiced characters on the simpsons well into retirement age and the show seemingly having no intention of ever stopping a meeting. Cut wallover at wired. Uk wondered. could the actors all be replaced with a i rep locations. It makes a bit of sense off the bat. Near the proliferation of deepfakes circulating online aside major movie franchises have increasingly been patching together old footage of actors who have passed away like carrie fisher and the rise of skywalker and paul walker and furious. Seven or even just to fabricate a younger version of an actor who coincidentally had an entire body of work from their teenage years to use as reference points like robert. Downey junior in captain. America's civil war and will smith in jimmy man and with the simpsons. You only have to create the voice shortly. that's far easier especially with over three decades of content to pull from wired turn to tim. Mixed smithers canada-based. Ai researcher and media producer. Who builds a speech model that can be trained to mimic anyone's voice and notably has already recreated homer simpson for a few youtube videos including one where homer stands in for julia roberts in notting hill. Here's how he does it. Quoting wired mic smithers built generic. Ai model that can turn any text into audio speech in english when he wants to make a new voice he tunes the model further with two or three hours of new data of that particular person. Speaking along with a text transcript it focuses in on what makes a homer voice a homer voice and the different frequencies. He says after that it's a matter of asking the model to generate multiple takes. Each one will vary slightly and choosing the best one for your purposes and quotes bonnets. The performance is pretty flat as wired. Says it's quote as if he's reading out something that he doesn't really understand the meaning of and quotes which is pretty apt for homer still in the hut the performance. The show would probably be looking for there are other startups around. The world. Likes an antic in the uk and replica studios in australia. That are working to add. Some of that emotional resonance to a voice is using actual actors to help train them performing different lines over and over again with different emotional tones. Technically if you had someone recite all the existing phonemes in the english language or redescendu since that contained them all you should be able to then piece together any possible words. He wants but in reality. People's accents emotions can change things just slightly enough to make the process exceptionally challenging. Although absolutely doable and the time it takes to train the ai decreases over time with more data. Both semantic and replica studios who work primarily with video games where. There's a lot of intriguing possibilities with things like getting a character to say the player's name or whatever. The player wants them to or having a i basically work as a stand in until a real actor comes on board both of those companies say the actors they work with get paid anytime their voices are used in a game and this is a key element for me. Not just what rights doesn't actor have if they're only ever used to train in ai and not perform roll themselves so to speak but taking this back to the simpsons what rights do actors have whose voices are recreated to be their characters the screen actors guild affords actors certain bargaining rights over the use of their likeness. Which does explicitly extend to a performer's voice and while his protection is being rapidly expanded and reexamined as technology evolves you can impart think crispin glover for its origins after crispin glover declined to revive his role as george mic. Fly in back to the future. Part two they technically recast him. But they saddled the new actor. Geoffrey wiseman with prosthetics and employed classic stage tricks like having him upside down or wearing sunglasses to obscure his features as well as the use of some footage of glover himself from the first movie. Unless you were well aware that glover hadn't returned for the sequel. You probably wouldn't have had any idea that the george mcphee racine was any different from the first movie so glover sued the producers for using his likeness without his permission and for not paying him for the use of the footage. He shot for the first movie. But the legality of all of this now banned far beyond simply using a performance likeness and in many cases. Who is allowed to do what isn't so clear. There's copyright law which could give authority to the studio or whoever owns the rights but that counteracts with the right to publicity basically crispin glover thing and that's especially tenuous with cast as well known as the ones from the simpsons. You know a lot of people know these actors and if in a i replicated homer were out there. Advertising for some product people might assume dan castellaneta who voices homer is endorsing the product even if he had nothing to do with it so it's a tricky path to tread and personally. I'm a bit wary about the idea of ai. Replacing actors were any type of artists. Mean that's not to say that i don't want. Ai involved in arts. I think various tech can produce really rad art. I just don't think it can replace human-made arts and especially with something like the simpsons you know on the one hand. It's been on so long that it's the perfect fodder for ai. Replicated voices because then it could live on beyond the actors. And i guess honor them in some way but on the other hand. It's been so long that there are countless voice actors out there who can nail the characters voices perfectly and probably with more emotion.
Tom Hourigan, BBC News Journalist, on Reporters' Mental Health During the Pandemic
"Tom to journalism dakota uk podcast. What's the working situation like fuel cell from the moment when speaking Pretty normal ashley for us. I'm part of the main national radio. Newsroom at the bbc's headquarters in london. I'm for the most part we have been working in the office and that is mainly being technical reasons other than anything else. The bbc simply hasn't had enough laptops to give out to the hundreds and hundreds of staff that we have so we have been coming into the office. Open very kovic secure. We've been doing covid tests before we started a run of shifts with social distanced Meetings on zoo now So it's all very siphon. It's quite strange how quickly that has become normal practice compared with how we were just a year ago and running a completely different sort of operations. So we're still producing all the same content. Hopefully listeners won't notice too much of a difference but it's actually quite different in terms of the the way that we're working in the office. But i have done very little working in the large air and so i've had a more normal pandemic than a lot of other. People are surprised business as usual than yeah. I guess oh Because the knees wheels. Keep turning. And i'm working on output for radios to full mainly and there are huge audiences to stations. Who are expecting us to be giving them as much corona virus news and updates as we possibly can and so we don't have a choice you just got to keep on trucking and you've been busy In january this year you launched your website news break yes and that came about because i was alarmed quite frankly at the start of the year any people i was saying on social media and this was journalists from across the sector and not just broadcasters that i know people the i never met who seemed to be really quite despondent that we got into twenty twenty one and things hadn't changed from people i've spoken to over the last couple of months even though it was obvious that we weren't going to get into january and suddenly everything would be k. Again i think psychologically people thought that that would be the opportunity to maybe look full woods getting into a new year and yet because nothing did change. People started to think well. How much longer are we going to have to do this. How much longer are we going to be. Just bombarded with so much grim information that we have to process and imparts an audience in the clearest possible way that we can seemed endless. You've already seen a range of contributions from reporters at pale. See sky news and global radio. What's been the key takeaways of those pieces and some of the common messages is being amazing. Really how willing people have been to be completely honest and upfront about the experiences that they've had we've had a whole variety of experiences shed with us from people having to move home in the middle of a pandemic and going through personal tragedies like the loss of relatives at having to juggle that with the grenades that processing a work and having to strike some kind of balance and inevitably taking a huge toll on them. And we've also had people talking about the ways in which their day-to-day lives have changed work. You know we had somebody right for us in local radio who has been pretty much entirely working from home in a way that hadn't happened during the pandemic and yet there is still the responsibility on them pretty much. Is the soldier journalists for that local radio stations to provide listeners to that station with the same insight sign local knees into stronger balance between bringing people the information that needs to about corona virus. And everything that's going on. We're licensed the pandemic in their area but to find light shade to how he had taken great comfort for his own personal mental wellbeing. In seeking out the happy stories the quirky stories. The thing that people remember at the end of the knees. I think shown the there are so many different approaches to dealing with wellbeing to managing your own wellbeing. And there is no one-size-fits-all experience. Of course there is. Everybody stories is individual but the way the people have dealt with. I think has given something people who've read the articles on yeast break a little bit of an insight into again making them that they're not alone that they can be a route through even if things seem really difficult. Great to have talking about experiences isn't just writing into the void it's resonating and having that ripple effect as it were. Let's come onto your own experiences with mental health tom. What can you tell me about that so. I was diagnosed with health and cries. He some years ago evan. In a nutshell. It's basically what used to be called hypochondria. But i would suddenly develop a symptom of some salt. Be that Amal come my body or a strange sensation. In my chest you focus on it. It becomes something that you come ignore. The more you worry about it was the simpson becomes suddenly. That's the way you perceive it because the brain very cleverly is mimicking the simpson rav of actually being a sign of something serious. But you don't know that and because you have the status in your minds. The nagging doubtful sajida to adult show. You go have various tests the knees really and until you get results. That comeback clear it's negative than you can't rest up econ rest easy and that becomes sometimes. We'll encompassing it. Got so bad for me that i had to go into therapy because it was taking every waking soul when you're trying to do a job like mine as journalists with you gotta have your wits about you gotta have you full focus and i couldn't devote mine time line sometimes so the task in hand so i that something has to be done about it so i went through several courses of therapy and ended up taking medication. Which is she helped me a lot. It's not for everyone in my side. That everybody i speak about this but for me. It is certainly helped for me to get in control of the health anxiety. It's not a kid by any means. I think very few people who've experienced mental health problems that the kid somewhat like that but it certainly allows me to be in control of the rather than it being controlled mate.
John Mayer ‘berated’ by Taylor Swift fans after joining TikTok
"John Mayer joined Tic Tac, and then he got taken to task. Good bye. Taylor. Swift fans who hate his John Mayer guts. So John Mayer joins Tic Tac, and then he gets roasted by Swifty's. They flooded his post with comments denouncing him. For leaving Taylor Swift in 2009 member. She was 13 years younger than him. She was only 19, and he was 32. People were writing, John, Don't you think 19 was too young? Somebody else made a comment which received over 30,000 likes on Tic Tac. And it said You're not safe here. John. Oh, moly. Wow. He not his audience. No, not his audience, and all. Several fans were quoting lyrics from Taylor. Swift 2010 song Dear John. She wrote about him following their split. And at the time, John Mayer told Rolling Stone that he had been really humiliated by the song. And then Jessica Simpson was laughing all the way through the whole thing. I mean, well, yeah, there you go, You know? Did
Chicago Ranks No. 1 — Again — In Corruption
"Chicago is number one in a dubious ranking once again an annual report from the university of illinois chicago ranked the city america's most corrupt and illinois as the country's third most corrupt state. The report is co authored by. Uic professor and former alderman dick simpson. It's based on an analysis of the public corruption. Statistics published by the us department of justice in twenty nine thousand nine. There were twenty six public corruption convictions in the northern district of illinois. That's double the number recorded in two thousand eighteen. According to this report
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street
"For celebration before Ash Wednesday in the beginning of Lent, But ABC is Jim Ryan says Fat Tuesday. 2021 is dramatically slimmed down. This'll was Mardi Gras 2020 of thousands float into New Orleans to celebrate its not that one of them carried coronavirus. Louisiana has recorded 9300 covert deaths in the 12 months since then. The decision was made to prohibit the usual parades and mass parties. Bourbon Street is abandoned on this fat Tuesday, and Opal Simpson had a restaurant to herself might not have MARTA ground, but we still got the music and we got the spirit generally in ABC News. Governor Bashir's covert briefing is coming up at
Myth Busting Mental Health Advice
"Just to give that and also our listeners. Some context. Kate is my old boss and kind of gave me what if my first jobs in journalism. So for me is like oh. We ate full circle moment of now having on the port cup ellen. No it's lovely. It's like we it because of the strangeness of it is that you'll coming on to talk about depression and at the time when we met. I don't think you would have known that. I was severely depressed and i definitely didn't know that you were severely depressed. So it's really strange to then use lay to be like. Oh you're not exactly so. Can you tell us a little bit about depression. And how it started fee what it feels like. When did you realize that it's not just the normal sites. I guess when. I was just crying every single day all the time when i wasn't with people like even it got to the point. Where even if. I was going to the bathroom at work or just happened to cry and i was thinking night. Why why is this happening. Joel's like i really liked my job every like my colleagues. I wasn't actually feeding a reason to pinpointed on like nothing happened to me. i know. People's depression gets triggered by an event or something But you know everyone was alive and well in lovely was like why am i calling so much Why do i feel so we'd and A couple of physical symptoms as well that ignored for a while and then try to get those figured out By various medical tests on the response from the tests would like your grand. You probably just depressed with the physical symptoms. Or i came back from traveling i went. I quit my job in the end to go traveling. Because i couldn't handle the depression snowflake i came back. I felt really really sick and really really busy. All the time. And i was like off probably go some tropical insects living inside of meat. I read in magazines and like really adjusted symptoms and like crazy poo in all kinds of stuff and went to the hospital and had a camera. Put down my throat Justice system Because it will test symptoms and stuff that we've done previously. They were like all right. We need to have a remedy around but there was nothing there On the same with the dizziness. Feeling like i was going to fall over. I kept. I actually did full a lot on the even sitting on chairs and stuff just felt like the chasma warbling about to fall off the chair. Aaron and i had a brain scan for that. I had my ears tested and like old the kind of balance and it could librium and they were like you find. It's probably mental and one of the news is who's going through my results afterwards like you seem quite sad to be honest if property. This is probably depression of anything physical which was quite shocking because the simpsons with strong enough to be going to hospital and have people poking around immune size shocked when they said that on. Dvd kind of guy. Okay like they have a point. I have been feeling really rubbish. I am. I was shocked that the symptoms could be so physical for something that everybody defines this as only mental. You guys know as well like it's it's not just a mental condition. But i was like okay. Yeah i have been feeling crap. I think i've been caught trying to ignore it unlike just tough enough and keep smiling trying to be strong and a stone cold pitch but working so yeah then i ended up doing. I'm one of those tests on the website. It's like do you have depression. And it was like. Oh yes you do.
Jeff Bezos Exits as CEO, but His Role at Amazon Will Likely Be Little Changed
"Let's get onto jeff. Bazo stepping aside amazon. Ceo sixty-seven he's going to have a good life. He's been kind of executive chairman for a while. People say you read that that. No one's really ever seen him at the seattle campus and they're not sure if they've ever really seen him there. He's going to become executive chairman of the board. He's a steady intends to focus energy on new products and early initiatives. The company's top cloud executive andy jazzy. No relation to hugh. I'm told he's going to take over the ceo role in the third quarter. Thank you for being here. Becky i at least get you get you once in a while. You remember bart simpson. It took me a second. Yes a second calls the bar. He calls with the bar and says it. Could i speak to this jet huge jazz. You jazz ivana tinkle. There's other ones anyway. But we digress meantime amazon. This amanda this this is this is andy jazzy. Not not hugh jazz meantime. Amazon's earnings a fourteen zero nine beat estimates of seven. Twenty-three a share. That's easy to say that fourteen zero nine beat estimates of seven. Twenty-three the atmos community the they need to go back to their spreadsheets. Revenue of one hundred twenty five billion dollars also beat estimates and it marked the first time amazon's revenue exceeded one hundred billion dollars in a quarter. That's also easy to say but hard to fathom revenue exceeded one hundred billion dollars walmart. And i it didn't just exceed one hundred billion dollars and a quarter it exceeded one hundred and twenty five billion so it was the first time they'd gone over one hundred billion and they they didn't just like step over the line they like smacked it out of the park right. Even in a non holiday quarter. They're expecting a hundred to one hundred six billion dollars in the first quarter. That is a slowdown obviously sequentially from the fourth quarter of at thirty three percent higher than the same quarter a year ago. I saw that yesterday. And i have to say my chen kind of literally fell open when i was reading the headlines about it then i read bazo says note and his letter about why he's doing it and i get it and it makes sense and you mentioned that you know he's been out there doing other things for a while. Maybe not a huge surprise except for that. He's not going to be completely disconnected. He still gets to be involved with the whole thing but he gets to do what he wants to make. Sure there are other people. They're recognizing that they're running a lot of the day to day operations and stuff. But i mean it's a great job you said he's going to have a great life. He already has a great life. This is he gets to do what he wants to do. Laying out in that letter. Why he was doing it and all the things they've accomplished. I forgot about things like one click shopping. That was such a big deal when they actually did that. I think that was before. Two thousand because i think about i wrote about it for the wall street journal and that was such a revolutionary idea and now we think of it as being nothing and he said. That's the best thing that you can possibly hope for. Is that people yawn at your innovation because they become so commonplace. They've done so many things along the way the focus on customers what they've done with the cloud. I mean they've done so many things along the way and i was amazed blown away reading just his quick list of some of the things. He's proud about some of their accomplishments. Because i'd forgotten about some of them
Nervous system survival mode and how to get back to thriving with Nathan Chilton
"Thank you so much for coming on the show today. I'm really excited to chat. So i would love you to tell us more about yourself. And what's your story. So how did you come to be where you are today as a chiropractor and wellness coach specializing. In what you do now thinking about me so much pleasure. Well i've always been interested in the human body and a group with mammalian. Sports are always had books around the house and spines nazi books. So i've always had an interest in the human body and chiropractic clay. I was playing basketball blow and my back at the age of seventeen. I think and that was that was my first experience themselves a chiropractor at this point. It was very mechanical pain based approach in late to ron and started studying sports science halfway through degrade house thinking what to do with my life. Decided to apply for chiropractic got into chiropractic in two thousand and eight graduated in twenty twelve on then. It wasn't really until after graduating. I started to really appreciate and understand. What chiropractic is and why would offer to people and it was more of a vied to the stick but wellness approach rather than mechanical symptom approach. So that's how go into chiropractic. And and i'm no back casually been a blessing truly grateful for didn't really say his work which apply lookie lookie and nonsense but it's changed my life but is because of the power and how it changes people's lives basically unease abou the philosophy of chiropractic is. The buddy is able to heal itself. If is in the right environment and the nervous system is the system processes the environment whether it be into entity externally so working with a person with the spine to create ease in the system is balancing not stress. Response the synthetics responds in the parsing responds on. Then when the body's in state it can do wonderful things. So yeah that's how i go into it and that's why. I'm extremely passionate about about the subject about chiropractic. Going back to what you said you know when you thought when you were a teenager and you got injured that it was just you know physical manipulation and stuff like that. I think a lot of people assume that. That's what chiropractic is so talk a little bit more about how let's actually let's start with like what are the biggest misconceptions about the chiropractic. Practice a good way Talk to patients about so car isn't just about and treating pain or treating condition. Yes we can help with. Simpson such babies headaches. Sciatic care and shoulder pain elbow pain. But we all going from the approach of putting the buddy in a state of ease to a healthy function nervous system when your body is more power sympathetic dominant is able to relax digest. Hill undo a supposed to because as a human human beings. We designed to heal in self-regulate designed to accumulate almonds in pain and problems route life and never get better for example. Could you finger hairs on own is no What you need stitches but instead it will halonen starting after the stitches. Aided your you a native to cook. So that's how i explain it. Yes we treat. We help conditions. We don't treat them is the buddy that does the halen when it's in a state of easing and that's why i'm really passionate property. Last two years is the effect of stress and five flyers funds because it's so linked to the function of the spine on a dysfunctional spine can create predominantly sympathetic patterns within the spine whether it be from physical stress emotional stress chemicals stresses they will have a stress on the nervous system. Yes so we talk about stress and the
Is This The AOL Moment?
"Right in. The moment has never been a good thing. So much as in inevitable thing is this. It are we there and if this isn't it then what do we think it'll look like when it does arrive. Yes we are definitely there. I think maybe we were even there before this at the last major run up in what was two thousand. Seventeen up to twenty thousand. We saw a huge unprecedented spike in new user. Adoption point awareness of bitcoin and crypto currencies spiked as well as the guidelines. The regulatory space became more kind of fleshed out. And you know sure. There were still plenty of half baked projects some of which turned out to be scams but i think a lot of people learn about crypto was the scams included in how to protect themselves from it and people are still learning about it so i think we've already sort of reached at least the first milestone. Aol moment. but i've been on this journey for a while. And i remember a lot of moments like this. You know that were exciting for example. I don't know if anyone remembers this. But remember when bitcoin got like this first article on slash dot twenty ten or something like that and i remember hearing about it on a talk radio show back in twenty eleven or twenty twelve i think from gavin andresen going on the show. So you know. I've seen a lot of exciting moments with quite disappointing moments too. But this does feel like a special moment that we haven't yet seen so far and i think it counts as the aol moment humbug. When do we go from banking the on banked and it's all about the other six billion to simpson for investment banking billionaires. I mean you know. I'm a bit disappointed. I think that happened the same time. Block streaming integrated tether probably. I know i know listen. I'm really happy that bitcoin is getting the attention. It's getting positive negative. And i'm really happy for a lot of people who waited very patiently and are seeing agree return on investment but at the same time like applauding j. p. morgan for finally finding in the pits of the dark saw the opportunity to praise an acknowledge bitcoin. Because it might make the money really. That's what we're doing a year ago or a little bit more than that the ceo. There was saying something really negative about big code but Bitcoin do you guys remember that. Yeah bitcoin is dead says j. p. morgan before saying it reaches one hundred thirty thousand sometime in the near future. How here's the thing as much as i'm excited about the excitement that everybody's excited about. This is really the kind of fickle attention that is going to go away as fast as they came.
"the simpsons" Discussed on Paging The Simpsons
"We played we've played like Jack box. They have a game called faking it that we play a lot. Yeah, this this game reminded us a lot of that cuz like yeah, you have to convince everyone why you're not fighting. Yeah, like it's it's it's it's you know, your partner well enough where it's like, you know, it's a game and you're not really stressing if they were to go a whole, you know game lying and being able the game right from it. Like I don't I feel like this something where it needs to be worked on or this like something that security he is right. That's what I'm thinking. That's crazy. That's crazy. It's tough cuz you would say it's a kid thing but it's like it doesn't really matter cuz it's like it's just I don't know. It's not knowing someone well enough off. That's Not My Thoughts Yep, I will say though after watching get out. All the interracial couples are like I don't know, bro. I don't think I ever want to go see her parents at a cabin out in the woods ever in my life. with the the T clinking just don't get hypnotized. I wish I really I doubt it would ever happen, but I would love it if they did a freaking get out to. Only you can cuz we ended up all dying. Right? Well, you know some type of spin-off. Oh know whether frigging like the the friends ends up in that situation and he has to be saved at something out for you know, but yeah, that's my thoughts on that. Okay, I think we're going to wrap this bad boy up because we are exhausted and tired of this current climate that we are all in as I'm sure everyone is as I have stated numerous times throughout this podcast pretty much. I hope everyone has a great week no matter what the election results come back as safe. Yeah. We don't know where this is leading off also the stresser. Yeah, so hopefully it doesn't get too crazy. I hope we can all be civil and yeah. Yeah, all that. No guys. Once again, I'm Shadow close the page on The Simpsons, right? Anyway, what also check out our Etsy shop because we launched holiday stuff. Oh, yeah. We have some holiday shirts and goodies up and I really liked them. So I hope you guys like the shop Good Feeling Peril his his if you guys made it as far as a quick thing. I am in the works of putting out a twitch gaming channel and a YouTube channel. So be on the lookout for that one. He's very excited about it..
"the simpsons" Discussed on Paging The Simpsons
"We act like we've never seen a woman's body before you're kidding me right with the access to the Internet and everything not. There San Woman's body in my life. The session the first time I didn't know women's body came a green hair. Okay. I didn't know women's by came with the stylish sandals late came out of orange is the new black. And they were probably expensive because they're probably like brand name, Oh, my slides. No literally literally like I love when celebrities where like the most basic looking things. But because they're like the name brands, they're like Oh thousand dollars slides dog if I ever run into money off the. Name Brands, what you will not see me that I'll give me some Walmart brand. I want to talk about this briefly. Twee real with you. That's that's pretty much. I got on the docket for this week guys. He's letting you now if I couldn't find ship top blowing like it was just trash I mean if you WanNa, talk about how great I am. You for this last but the time we got here. So. anyways I hope you guys enjoyed the episode. I think you just talked super fast and I didn't catch it. Well you gotta listen better than can you repeat that all? No no it just you know. One and done. Just like my life. I mean, yes, we all have life. well. We're going to wrap this up a little earlier guys I'm not even gonNA mentioned that he shot but if you do want to check it out, wink wink nudge nudge the Lincoln's description. I'm not GONNA mention it. Match. Yeah Yeah. Don't really well, we got the pro. I'm going to mention it. We have the we have the pro pro bill, pro- immigrant pro. Sex worker pro human science like pro-choice like that. Sure. It's been doing pretty well in the past week. So like that's dope. So check that out. I feel like a lot of people like it I really like that like that. Look of that shirt. So got it. On that note guys, we're going to have this bad boy up. It's been a great Tom with hanging out with you guys. Once again, my name is del Cossa Peijun. Simpson's I'm joined by my lovely wife. We'll talk to you guys next week. I be so. That was a titan gas episode..
"the simpsons" Discussed on Paging The Simpsons
"So. Like If I was, here's my thought right? Because that's a small dog. If I scared for my life I would pick the dog up and run. I would not be like dragging it helplessly push. For Life Sushi is going to be like I'm GONNA teach this this black I. Still I would. It doesn't make sense to me the way she like dragging this dog by the neck by the collar you either keep it on the leash next to you or you pick it up right I don't understand. CARE. This is a two for where it just really frustrating. But just like for example, I, mean, all this guy said was like her dog had to be on a leash and she. Frantic and she decided to call the police. I'm going to show this black guy. You know you shouldn't be talking to me like that like that's that's how I feel like it was I feel like it was a way for it or that she has the power. To me like that. It's like. When she called the police. Odd Our city. Like I don't get that talking to me like that like I. Actually said something offensive or wrong. The crazy thing is that's the rule being in that. Of course, it is Central Park I'm sure it is just like when you and I go to the trail, there's signs all over the place and it says that your dog has to be leash and they have to pick up after it. These are universal rules when you take dog and public I mean it's responsible a dog owner. This reminds me of each. We went on a walk a couple of days ago, and we saw Lee drop like a tissues, and then like she, she picked it up to then put it on the side on offense. And it's like it was weird. You know what's going to end up happening with that like it's going to end up getting wet or something? No one's going to touch it like. I'm pretty sure no one. It's litter now homes down to this trail to like clean up because the shouldn't be anything on here to clean up. And I it was kind of tells you to be like You're going to do something like that buzz like I'm Gonna I'm black I'm gonNA keep and there is a trash. There's a trash can at the end of the trail yeah I don't understand. Didn't make sense. Unless you just like me Krona Kona on the floor, I can't touch it. Already did. Like, it doesn't. Make any sense, but it just reminds you of the situation where if I would've told this lady to like, she shouldn't do that probably would escalate. So I was like I'm good. Man Tired of this. I believe I think that's always have one last thing. I don't have a relationship topic on this one. What's The people down there was nothing good. I was like. down. Like I try to find ones that are like silly but also interesting at the same time and it was not it was not happening. so I. WanNa get your take on this. This is not black leading. This is we're talking about Billy Billy Billy Billy Billy. Eyelash what is what? What? What does that and people were? Getting on. Billy eyelash. because. Of her weighing tink top as she was like leaving store or something like that. I saw this ridiculous and this is exactly why doesn't do that? She proved hard point though she she just. Like she has little sandals on she's living. Comfy. She's like all of us during Coronas..
"the simpsons" Discussed on Paging The Simpsons
"But I get what you're saying with the weight thing. But lives because she mentioned that in one part of it but like his is one thing. It's like I know it's common now but back in our younger days. Prior in the two thousands early two thousands early nineteen hundreds one, thousand, nine. Hundred. Hundred. We're really old like black baby dolls weren't really a pop and thing like have a doc mixed offense like I. Love Doc. Nick. Softens that is such a cute show. I've never seen it but I I mean I don't watch. Two Kids Nannied, but it's like it's a good. It's a wholesome show and yeah, like little black girls the main character. Like. I don't know like I was just saying how they have like there's a brand called true color bandage and you don't realize like, yeah. We we have a to to put onto he'll you when you trip and fall or scraping near whatever but. Having the. Same. same color of your skin is like, Oh this is for me. There's one for me and it's like this the bandaged heels you physically this is the quote from like the little like Newsradio saw earlier like the bandaged shields you physically but the color of the. Heels you mentally Because always like. I never really with that, but there's something you can do about it. Well, it's the same as I was telling you how I'm tired of like foundations in makeup and it'll be called nude but it you know it's a light color. And things like that where Like nude or naked or like any of those kind of things that would allude to. Skin. Automatically mean a light shade though and it's like. Well, that's not. That's does not. Will you look like nude? It doesn't make sense. So you know there's certain shades that I think over the years some brands have improved upon summer still not but. So, there's that and then you saw the thing on the Trans..
"the simpsons" Discussed on Paging The Simpsons
"So there's not really much for them. Talk about fine. But Joe Biden Hyderabad and trump and his team we're like yeah we could talk and I guess trump has this a platinum plan and essentially they took a lot of points that ice cube made in this contracts with Black America into that platinum plan giving black people more jobs Things stuff that you know probably isn't gonNA happen but I'm not gonNA when I heard on that part of it but I want to discount go over this and have. Some commentary about the points he has made. Okay. Okay. So If you guys want to find the website, it's ice cube dot com slash a contract with black America there are dashes in between. The, where you would normally put spaces at. Website opens up saying this contract with Black America was designed to start the hard conversation. It was made to be perfected and debated. So please add comments and suggestions. So we can create a better contract with America that will help create a better and more perfect union. Dig It like the presentation. I loading this up my phone and it was not working out so Yeah So. I'm not even GONNA touch on the representation which. Aside introduction when she hit the first one representation and he saying abilities against the Black Opportunity Representation he wants to adopt a plan of Neil Reconstruction ISM to redress pass wrong systematically imposed on the black Americans economically throughout many generations that have resulted in a wealth gap where the average white family has ten times the wealth of a black family in addition to some of the economic in initiatives listed. Below also formally apologized still black Americans for past discrimination and slavery additionally, plaque opportunity and representation will include affirmative action in schools public and.
"the simpsons" Discussed on Paging The Simpsons
"What up what up what Happy. Tuesday. Happy Tuesday. Day Day. Lot this echo afterwards it's it's. It's my signature now. I mean, the happy. Tuesday, already was and what up what up sometimes it's like when it's like when fifty goes and he changes a song to power with him and Trey Songz you no one liked it. That's what I did. Added a little bit flavor, but everyone likes it. Okay. Okay I'll go. Up and what is going on everyone I'm show co speech, and the Simpsons I'm joined by my lovely wife Oh and. I feel like our mics I'm GonNa say this while we're on air I, feel like our mics are loafing headsets are low. Yeah exactly. Those are a little bit. Way More than I thought okay that's no good I'll put it up. That was too loud. I think it's perfect where it is unless you're going to be shutting my air we'll maybe Create a need to hear how loud you shouting my air. Are we ready. I'll be kind to the audience. Okay. What is going on everyone welcome new listeners. old listeners returning listeners young listeners still stuck in the coronavirus listeners. Going on. Yeah. Okay. So we have a lot to cover. Simple. Hi, everyone a lot of talk about And again, again, we're trying to stay clear as we as an inch closer and closer to the election to stay away from talking about trump or or biden, just going to steer clear of that but I do want to talk about. Topics rounds around in that in this severe in that space what I mean Char. She, I don't care. So. this past week I ski was getting a lot of heat on him working with trump with his contract with black America. And it's essentially what he did a few months backwards put together key points that he would like to see. Like Don for black people like nothing like nothing like `simple. It is nothing like when black lives matter was. Now a political thing before trump made be one like as simple as it is it's just being like. You know black people need help and it's what Chris Rock is always said where like you know what black people taking care of everyone's taking care of like an in that simple over sense because once you take care of like the the group that's oppressed then it's like Everyone's say you don't have to continue you know all these things but I wanted to touch on. This was super interesting. Now before I get into a just to give everyone backstory on it So everyone was upset that o-man trump. Trump. Ice Keeper working together. And then is cued came out and he's like. Everyone Shana share like porn on their whole narrative and all this stuff and I guess essentially how he outlined. It was both campaigns came to him and wanted to you know hair him out on what he had to say And at the very simplest ice, you like I just WanNa work with whoever's in power when he saw Joe Biden and his team. There like they'll see what happens after the election. Okay cool because I mean to be fair. They can't really do anything..
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"Well all right alex. Hey great talking to you again really appreciate your time. we're back for some more design intent. Myself tony orlando. Daniel phipps aaron hernandez and of course the creator founder. Alex you'll have to pronounce your last name for us. Alex this niece okay. Well let's go. The ad is okay so similar site so happy to talk to you guys Maybe we can you introduce yourself of where you guys worked So the the reason why we gather today is because. I won't do this interview because i often have. This kris jenner of You should be working in their constituency our in house because Differences that can happen at the end of doing years of working. In hostile working inconsistency you will have a very different skaters. So that's why. I think it's it's good to have both side here on in this interview. we antonio who Will introducing serve but is basically designed neither at delta and we have a daniel simpson everyone who are like with fund design. Now at so we really to weld one with the in house we've constituency so that's Good interview to learn on the. What are the pros and cons of each side. Yeah i think that's good. That's a good topic. I know i have people asking me that all the time. I'll let you go first daniel since you're okay you've kind of been around in both worlds. Sure i have the i. I don't know fifteen years of my career. Kinda bounced back and forth a little So right now. I'm with access design actually started the company in two thousand and five so i guess Two thousand and twenty. That would be fifteen years prior to that. I worked for a couple of different Companies delving one of them. I worked for ibm and then another one and in between there i worked at a short stint at it consulting company up in the chicago area as well so for the first part of my career bounced back and forth a little bit and then i kinda finally may finally made the decision of okay thank the consulting thing is is a good place for me to rest for a while and so. That's what i've been doing since. Two thousand and five fifteen years running running your own small business correct consulting for various companies all over the country to some more for international companies as well So yeah and for the record. I've actually hired dan quite a bit to do work for me. Working adele so I'll i'll give a quick introduction of myself. I'll give a bit of a history later. I'll let aaron kinda talk about his his role. But i'm antonio designed enter for latitude no dell and i've been with dell thirteen years now but i've been in the industry for quite a long time erin so my name is aaron and i work here with daniel. I had access. I've been here for a little bit over two years two and a half years and a half years and this is all the experience or real real world. experience have had And i know it's a. It's a huge question whenever you're graduating or you're about to graduate or you're in school it's like what wh- what what she do. She go the consultant route or the more corporate route so i hope People get to learn how many years of experience you have in the field. Two and a half advocate. So that's that's you can give us the formula have i did. I have twenty years of experience. In most of it is inconsistency so we we have like like a goo- good of people different spectrum invasions on the same on this. I if one thing i would say that anybody getting out and design new in the design world or even established the design where i think the most single most important thing he can do is make sure that the the mentor that you work for or with is the right mentor for you. I i think that's you know my career was was the last with with really fantastic. Mentors when i would start at. Ibm right out of graduate school. And if it wasn't for those guys in al i'll name them John swansea was probably the first designer that i worked for for a long time who retired from ibm lenovo a few years ago. He worked there for over twenty five years. I
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"We become me. Which one of the American dream? We just want to build a family. Live respectfully and just be happy. I think either way you cut it. There are strength in numbers, so if you keep the black family dynamic, obviously their strengthened numbers there of continuing that legacy, but there's also strengthened numbers of if you are in an interracial relationship. Again you have somebody who is teaching you and open your mind to a whole new way of life that you didn't understand before, and you have this other person who is starting to be more accepting and open minded I think that's the thing the other day within a racial relationships. You have to be a very openminded person. You have to be accepting and. You know because obviously if you're racist or if you're. Just very close minded. You're not going to be open to the benefits that you can actually get from an early racial relationship that you can't get otherwise. It's very fascinating. It's it's I. Love It. It's a very interesting journey and I'm grateful for it. We covered a lot in this episode. Say some this for your out to you I appreciate you. We told YOU GONNA. Be Mad de an hour and a half later we weren't cannon below free guys to shows episode, not because of me wanted to get views or plays or whatever awareness I like. Because what I plan on doing with this. Is passing it to all my friends that I feel like maybe a bit hesitant or may not have a clear understanding as to why we say black lives matter a as to why this is so important. And I just want them to listen to. This whole episode saw love for everyone to do the same to educate on that. You feel like it's not educated. If you don't WanNA show, episode is fine. Take the time to have these conversations with family I saw earlier on on twitter. This girl was saying how she so upset because she wants to scream at her family because they're not understanding why. This is important and I feel that. And I feel I love that these conversations are not going to be easy, but we like Yup Yup. It needs a hand, the unfortunate thing I will say. You can't change close-minded people's opinions unfortunately, and you see it is more difficult of if they are of an older generation because they're so stuck in their ways. And again it could be innocent. Isn't necessarily like hey. I'm a full blown racist, but there's a good meam on this where it showed. Like a little part of a mountain and it's like you're authentically not racist. Then there's this whole bunch of like you can be in the back of your mind racist. You can be subliminally racist. You can be like Oh, I was just joking. It's not a joke like there's there's different ways that you're not being helpful, so and I think with the older generation. We see a lot more of that, so unfortunately i. get what she's saying. It's just it's more difficult sometimes to change their minds, and I think that's where we have to put our energy and focus into the current generations either our age ish and upcoming need to continue. The progress forward. We can't really we can't worry as much about the past because again like people are so stuck, but like we can. Make a better future I do believe it I. Don't know if I'll see it in my lifetime. Unfortunately, because that's how long this stuff drags on clearly. But I. DO BELIEVE IT. Without being said I'm exhausted conversations. And it's hot today. But again I can't say. How much I appreciate you guys those either have made it to the end of this. I, yeah, I wish I could shake everyone that did make its than. People probably won't wants to thing. It's fine I. DON'T BLAME YOU BUT I. Man, Just know that yeah love and appreciation is there for those people that made signed this and at the end of the day I said at the other day. Love and kindness. That's all just for everybody. Just be that way. What are we GONNA do this America right. We can try. We can try. Said, we're going about this bad boy up. Let us know your thoughts. We would love to get your you know. Be Words of whatever share share on the next episode through email or through voice message anchored FM everything in in the description of this episode. We appreciate you appreciate. You appreciate you hundred percent. With that being said guys I'm shell caused a page on the simpsons. I'm joined by my lovely wife. We will see you guys next week. Piece up. That was a titan gas episode..
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"Is sixty six years of so-called free. NPS say the people that were segregated back. They're still alive today still living in a segregated area. These are the poorest neighborhoods in the country that are being gentrified by white people, so if basic math, this is about four hundred one years of being told you suck. You can't build up, but you can work for us are plantation. That's four hundred one years of being falsely accused of crimes. He did not commit and being racially profiled. That's four hundred one years. White people had to build up themselves which you went people of Color doing sixty six years while they're still being targeted. Four hundred one years of oppression which brings on depression and crime and violence anecdotes data, so when black lives finally matter than all allies will matter. Gives me show when. Yes Sir when she finished with that quote I lost it. When black lives matter, all lives will finally matter. This is the this is the only line you have to understand. If you are still in the the mentality of I can't say black lives matter. I am white I only say all lives matter because that's what matters. I can understand because I was there I can understand. You're coming from a blissfully ignorant place. You're not intentionally smoke people. You're not intentionally trying to oppress. You're trying to invalidate their circumstance, but that line that's all you have to understand is that all lives do not matter right now? That is the whole reason for the movement. So when she said that I was like that's exactly that is. That is the line that is what everybody needs to hear and everybody needs to understand whole video because. Yes this issue. We recently where like. We're trying to just our own like you know us becoming a family and US, growing a film is like okay creating that quote, unquote generational wealth that I can like you know, build something here. Set The foundation for a kid to then build on his way aiming to because our parents least mine. Did the best. They can with the knowledge that they had time. No knock on them, yeah! Yeah, it's just ridiculous what you expect from people that don't have anything if we were struggling. And we always had to do was freaking. Goater neighbors or find somewhere to like frigging, steal food, or just to survive and eat. It's going to happen, right. Yeah we have no equality or opportunity to do anything else like. It's ridiculous and you know it's. Interesting so I learned a youtube video, so we go by these hot spots in these areas, so like when now one call this happened within a certain area, they call a hotspot in these areas that police will. Then, commonly traffic to like just oversee and stuff like that. Those those hospital areas are primarily is were black people are. Not Going to be in your Nice, little, peaceful white neighborhoods. Like. Patrolling. Only black people all minorities because I want to say specifically because there are white people that live there there are Spanish people there are. There are organizations that live there, but they go into these areas of low income people, and they target them specifically when it's the whole the thing of beating someone when they're down. and not giving them a chance to rise up and giving them a chance.
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"Up. It's all positive. Everything I do is positive God. So what's funny about that? Is You joke about me and conspiracy theories sometimes? But? Yeah, he is a conspiracy theory of that. He was killed because he was being too vocal about certain stuff, which one one surprise me in the industry, but to you know people. If. They're ahead of their time. That's a problem. It's always been a problem whether it's a race agenda whatever issue it is if you're like twenty years before people can finally open their eyes and start to accept it. You're going to have a big problem because you can't shake it up like that and he knows the next issues with these people that are looting and rioting. Yo We've been saying it for a while now. These people are hungry regardless of the race that they are. They are hungry. They want better jobs. You want better paying jobs you. What happened back in the old days? It's still happening now. All the rich people got the nice houses then comfortable places on the other side of the tracks, and then you have black people and Spanish people in Asian people everyone else scattered throughout that you have some of people white people in that to not forgetting them, you have them scattered throughout their the less people that don't the income any sucky neighborhoods. Like. Back in the days. This you. Got I've learned the set back in the days. There's a whole thing happening where like wells. Fargo and probably other banks were giving subprime loans to black people working with black churches, and you know they're passers to say. Hey, this come work come to us, and we'll give them a great discount on this house, or you know whatever with these people having. Whatever credit score they had whether it was good bad whatever? This is back in like eighty s ninety s somewhere around there. Their duties, people not your conventional alone staff. Give Him your subprime. No matter what your credit score is, you're gonNA. Sit there with an eight hundred score and be fed a supply prime loan, which is essentially alone has high interest rates, and it's just going to increase year after year. That is crippling. That is a setup. I'd be mad if some in that situation. Yes, exactly. We're. Look at look at Detroit for example, these people that are not the greatest situations these these houses that you don't have people living in like. This one Detroit that you have to be worried about going into like an allow. Can apply say goes a certain part of a town in Connecticut and can't go and see because it's too risky, but because these people don't have any other options. When I say they're hungry. I mean in the literal sense in the figurative sense that. They. They want to provide for their families other. You want to provide for your family, and if you're if anyone's in the way of that happening, which in this case are the police in the crooked white people, not all of them, but the one-sided crooked like the politicians and everything that are in the way causing this issue. We're going to come after anything can get her hands on why the whole drug thing wasn't. Like. Wasn't because people decided to. Selling drugs and stuff is a great idea to on the community. No, we had to do it like we needed the money. We had no the options. Would you don't have business close to you? It's hard for you. Open a business because it's hard for you to get a loan because you're black. You have everything putting kiss you. You have nothing else to do but to sell drugs, and then they go hit you with the law imprisoning all these black people because selling drugs just feed your family. It is ridiculous. It's been game since the beginning and people are tired of it. That's and that's why people who are trying to change allies. All these people are trying to say rehabilitation is more important than imprisonment and and suffering and just paying for something that necessarily should not be paid for like you if you're not an inherently bad person. If you didn't murder someone like in this case like. Their rehabilitation is so insanely important, but it is so. Not Available All we want as as people in general is equality and opportunity. That's. Black people getting the right to vote women getting to A. Gay Rights everyone just wants to be equal wants to opportunity to make a living for themselves. Make a living for the Family Ada family. It's just having the opportunity in that ability to have it without so on literally putting their knee on your neck and stifling you of that. It's ridiculous. This reminds me. This talk? This white woman is breaking down Like oppression, and on all that stuff, and it's a duet, so this black man is watching it, and he gets all excited towards annual you'll, you'll hear why. Comments that I've received from last post this one hitting the most the comments. She's referring to because I. Don't know if she reads it. Says Blackstone care about their lives, so they are more willing to hurt people. So she responded to this in a video. And I'll tell you why you see this time lineup, two hundred and forty six years of slavery eighty nine years. And Nineteen fifty four today.
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"Supplying the brain jolting less oxygen to the brain. This can cause death of brain tissue, resulting in a stroke or cardiac arrest. So I found that really interesting just because I'm fascinated with actually what happens in the body, but I will also point out when I was a pre nursing major. And I was in anatomy and physiology I specifically remember learning about the highway, buoyant bone, and how if basically you're being attacked and you want to like get away, and you want to possibly like hurt or kill the person you need to just lunge your hand at that bone, because literally breaking that bone could cause them to die, because it can cut off their air supply, so I remember that fun fact, but it's like there you go. There's literally so many things happening in the body working against you because of that simple thing he did. By kneeling on him like it's, it's wild to me, but. Last Ted Talk. I thought this was just. You'll see it's powerful. Educator sounds important topic. Black lives matter when I first saw this Hashtag. This was my initial reaction, but all lives matter so I don't get it. For some reason I put an only in front of this because I just didn't have all the information. Of course, all lives matter, but this movement was created to raise awareness of a huge problem in our society today. Black lives matter is about black people getting treated unfairly because they're black. They're being killed because they're block and what's worse, it's done by people that took an note to serve and protect us to what this is just trying to say. Is that black lives matter too so you might ask Jeannie as nationwide you even care I'll explain it to you with a simple story I witnessed a man get hit by a car. Get pinned underneath the wheels. He was screaming in pain and crying for help. Regardless of race, people came together to lift courtesy of strangers life. People are just crying for help. So, what are you going to do? Was a really good way to break it down. because. She. I guess was me when I was more blissfully ignorant, the whole pudding only in front of black lives. Matter because you thought saying all lives, matter made sense. Rather black lives matter to is more what you're trying to say. And I thought that was very fascinating. Other stuff I have if you would like me to still go over. Staff or communities? Quick moment attack. I got a whole slew staff USCCA. Say whatever everyone's like you know. We need to do more peaceful protests saying we shouldn't be riding in looting I. Totally get that totally understand. But what do you expect? People do when every time someone is wrongfully killed. We peacefully, protest we won't change won't change nothing happens. The peaceful stuff makes people mad too I mean the kneeling was a you know that's the irony of it. The kneeling on the football field was a problem, not kneeling on someone's neck and it's so ridiculous. I hear, it's ridiculous, because Alzheimer's counts for my friends a few weeks ago, and they they had justifies, and if you're listening to us, show straight up talked me if you want to me, don't care. Confrontation, it's so ridiculous when when I bought the whole Cowan, cabinet thing the child bringing up some excuse like dog I. don't care how you feel about him. Or whatever at the end of the day house you expect someone people protests that work because of the poor conditions. He posts his job. House was going to do when people say. Oh, you should. You should do it another way. Where else was he going to do is on the biggest platform. He had was actually a job. That's what I was gonNA. Say if you have a platform, you have to use it for good and for change. So. I'm GONNA reference I'M GONNA point. You guys to pot clip where he speaks against. Black people killing each other and starting to kill crooked cops before anyone takes us in spins with here, we go. Is Positive all my positive. That's the white man got you thinking my shooters negative and positive all my positive, because it needs to swing back.
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"Make sure it's shut down and we can move on with our lives. Seeing them outside doesn't do anything. Talking to the COPS hasn't done anything in the past because they claim they'll write stuff in a record, but they don't do it so. But. Yeah, so it just that was that that in itself is interesting, but we'll. We'll remain on the. Air for. Coal police have to go out there and that's why I'm like. Yeah, when I'm calling I, want you to be out there with me. I don't WanNa. Go out by myself as challenge. That seems right now, yeah! I have a freedom panic attack. Yeah, another thing I hate it. We do it the other day and I just WanNa. Pass up sewed when we go out anywhere and we go into a store and you don't find what you need to leave early yesterday. Org I was thinking that when we were walking out of the store that you said that I was like, please. No one stopped me like I. Just there's so many things that I hate so much. That are in my head. That aren't normal. The after walk around, be like Zo. Over stops me so I have so many things. I still need to like read and say and show you before you get into that. Because what you just said this against that I, just WANNA. Say though that now. Kneeled on George Floyd. He should have been arrested charged or something a long time ago. Real quick I'm just going to run through this here this guy. Shot. An unarmed, black twenty. Twenty year old man in two thousand eight. Like. I don't care what he was doing. Pie wasn't doing anything to Derek Chavin Shelvin. Would how you pronounce his name. He was also one of the officers who murdered Wayne as a Latino man with sixteen bullets forced into a total of forty two rounds were shot off. This guy there have been twelve police. Brutality complaints against this guy in Minneapolis Minneapolis. So this guy, his cases, complaints have all been listed as close non-public in no discipline he's. He's been killing people and getting away with it. This one is just just as a way of. He was hoping that he can get away with this in the public eye. Can we talk about how much she looks like? He enjoyed what he was doing. Tae. That'd be like okay like I. DON'T Care Lie? Just the whole thing is sick and also another good point. You know first of all. Yeah, when you're in handcuffs. What are you really going to do when there's four people against you? What are you really GonNa do also if you're on the ground your stomach. First of all, you can just leave the person like that because chances are. They're not gonNA. Easily. Get up because again. If your hands are behind you, you have to roll over. You have to try and sit up before you can even stand up and by the time you try to do any of that. They'll push you back down so either. You just let them be, and you see if they try to get up or if you're really that worried that they're going to get up, you can gently place your hand on their back or something. There's no there's no reason first of all that the knee has to go on the neck period, but let alone for a nine hole minutes. Guy was saying okay. Really they still put that much force in, and that's just the norm. I saw a video on twitter last night of this cup and they put all social media's out there of him pushing this like small little girl. And like her like pretty much hitting the carbon, she could've gone hit, and then she posted on twitter, saying like. Yeah. She's fine in that like us, she she's scratching Bruce. So, this reminds me so there's a few tic talks. Ted Talks been very interestingly because there are a lot of people now coming out, this is a this is every people saying to delete the APP because Tiktok rockwood black people so with the. Which I've heard, but then I don't see it like I see plenty of black people on my phone I see all and all, but in the beginning Tacos all for the little white kids to be on it all right. Regardless I think these videos are important, so there's one guy and he's talking about what you were just talking about similar to like the store and all that. Don't put. Don't.
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"Dog? This guy is saying they're. Saying these kids. Let's. Take taking each other's lives like. You can do better than this like. Like they need guidance and. They took out. So in that. The head of plan had had had a vision on how he wants impact at least people around him. In their surroundings. And just for someone to die like that. S as minor as that is like I, talk about it all the time where it's like I'm the first born of in my family, so it's like to see like my younger brothers. My sisters like. Anything like I since I was a kid like I have. Literally until got A. To see how much hate there is for for black people. It's like you have to have. A team around here. You have to have people that love you and support you. It's ridiculous. I WANNA. Take a moment to step back. I want to let us say would if you want to say I will some things to get into, but world will ever normal conversation. and Go from there I just WANNA share. My experiences show. My life as as jumbled as it is with everyone to understand, this isn't like a normal. The shouldn't be a normal thing. You can go ahead. Hey, babe, what's up? I'm bored any new PODCAST recommendations. Okay, we'll get ready to laugh and cry as you're about to hear some of the most embarrassing and vulnerable stories from a former Olympic gymnast. Shawn, Johnson, and an NFL player Andrew. East actually sounds amazing. Because if you know me, you know I'm a big fan of Olympic gymnastics and Sean herself well on the couple of things with Sean Andrew. Andrew podcasts. Some of their previous episodes include exclusive interviews with their guests like Kaitlyn Bristowe Jason. Tar Dick Sadie Robertson and Christian Hoff sounds like a great lineup. So where can I listen to this podcast? You can listen to a couple of things with Sean Andrew podcasts on spotify worth. You listen to your favorite podcast. Awesome I'm checking it out right now. All right and with that being said the skit onto the show. So? Hourly know where to start I have just a whole lot of random like examples and and stuff I just wanted to mention. but in general. It's interesting to me so I went on my business instagram a few nights ago, and I posted another like there's someone who an artist who keeps making these pretty like. pictures of these people who are dying and You know I reposted that. And then shortly after I riposted that lost three hours and. I just. I had. This feeling like. Should I just. Not say anything, or should I say something and so I chose to say something, and it took like ten tries of me recording it to put one up because. It's a weird spot for me where I'm like. You know I. Try to keep my business instagram professional. Wall still showing you like peaks behind my life and stuff because you know it is, it's kind of a balancing game. You want people to know who you are, but also. You can't get too political or anything. Obviously you can't. Bring that up because you need to be neutral to you know have a good business kind of mentality and. But then it was very interesting, because basically I posted and I was saying how is disappointed. That I would lose people like that. Assuming, it was for that reason. I don't know but. You know and if you know me, you know why it's important to me. This topic you know, and if you don't, you can look on my feet, and there's pictures of me and should all together, and you can put it together and there you go, but. You know and I was basically saying. My brand has always been about love it's been about. It doesn't matter who you are. Who you love what you look like any of that like it's just. If you're a person and you know you want, make up and you love to. Do all that that's that's all that matters you know and it's interesting because. I got some good feedback off the video of. People who are supportive of it? you know what I was telling people I'm like. It's fine at the end of the day. Because whoever is in my tribe, whoever is my actual like ideal client whoever? Has the same kind of values will stick around, and that's who I need at the end of the day I'm not I'm not trying. You know as a business I'm trying to serve as many people's can, but at the same time. I'm also trying to serve the people who link up with my values and. You know we can have mutual respect and and get along because at the end of the day a lot of reasons you go to a certain business or you hire a certain person. Is that you guys? Mesh with your personalities to. It's not just about the physical service or product. So. I just thought that was interesting. So like I'm starting to get a little more vocal on my stories on there where I want it to be a balance of course I. Don't WanNa just talk about this twenty four seven, because I still want WanNa be you know inspiring in general and to other people and talk about my services. Yada Yada all the stuff. I'm supposed to do but You know I've seen a lot of. Seen a lot of other people on that on the instagram like other business. INSTAGRAM's starting to do the same It's kind of funny because I almost feel like. Maybe this one like the Aha moment for a lot of people I. don't know why maybe it's because the video was so graphically showing you exactly what happened and like I don't know but I feel like I have never seen as many personal and business. INSTAGRAM's talking about it so frequently at one. Well, you know the thing is. This is the one you can't. You, can't you can't? Happen will. You can't say that. He did something to cause it. You've seen the video beforehand whether you have this guy in handcuffs. Them, against the wall. We don't know what happened to lead them to. Being kneeled on at one point, there was like three officers putting their knees on this I, after he was handcuffed and on the floor. But it's just it's ridiculous. When someone's pleading for their life, they can't breathe and then like this guy is calling out to his mom. That passed away years ago. That sad, it's like he knew. I. Kind of feel like tearing up. It's it's just that. It's it's nasty. Yeah so I. Just I find it interesting that this was kind of the moment. I feel like for a lot of people. Because we or maybe it's just the fact that we're all coming out of the woodwork finally because I know for me like I said I've been about this and I've been about being an ally support but I've I haven't been as vocal on certain channels because. It is it's that weirdness of like? Is this too much for a business or is that you know et Cetera et Cetera. But at the end of the day like I said it's you know someone had told me they're like. You're not getting political. It's just you're standing up for what's right. You're just you're in support of basic human rights like your, it's not it is the. It's not like a whole. I'm trying to defend one president or over the other. I'm not like I'm not bringing any of that in all I'm bringing in is the basic fact that black lives matter period. That's all I'm talking about. I'm not I'm not trying to spin it into like now. We're GONNA, play with religion and politics, and all that so I think the way I'm handling it. Is Appropriate for the channel that I'm using basic human right. That's all we won't be. As Blackie was being be treated equal, and you know I bug out about this every single time I. It's coming up from childhood. And just how the world is our problem when being treated equally to anyone given whatever situation is I have a problem and I will speak up against I. It's a problem what I find interesting is. Who talks to me about it because? I know when I post these things. I know of people who have cops and army members in their family, or as friends, and who are also predominantly white. and. It's very interesting that I. Never See them post obviously about this topic, they will always post on memorial. Day Veterans Day Labor Day. They will post You know about..
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"The COP goes. That's my phrase ID. Though the COP. That's what this guy. Comes over to me. Asked me for my ID. Young Kid again even though Mike Nineteen twenty years old whatever? I, might you. I don't know anybody I'm not going to sit there and fight with the Kabul I know you're not going to see my idea. Nothing wrong even though I know I. Did nothing wrong? And at the current time I have like one of those People would know them asked live strong brand lift strong bands that like that's how it started by have one of these bands on my hands that were a character from a video game in that video game character was called trapper. So I give officer my driver's license. And you know they do whatever they do with it, and he looks on my wrist and he's like trapper. Is that a gang? And I was just sitting there like baffled. Like What and I was like. No. It's a video game in like. What. He didn't ask my friend. Joe Are you part of the gang like? It sounds like so minor things that like your. Oh! It's just minor things. What are you complaining about? It makes no sense. And just to be okay with it and just like no. So third time of this of me having another. Instance with the police. This one was finally a time. That was was reasonable. This this cop handled it. Professionally I've no issue with. was. Aw, one issue I have it was a speed trap, but outside of that. Outside of it from when I got pulled over, Cool. Speed changes and you don't realize it cool. You stopped me whatever. Guys from me from a license. He does whatever he does on his computer on my license. Sure offer any warrants sure whatever he gives me a ticket. You know no comments were made. Nothing was I. think he even like reduced how much I would pay for. Like, you shouldn't be nice with I. Guess which is I'm fine with it. Yeah as Santa. Very professionally I didn't have a fear of of something going wrong. Just how like he approached the car just how? I felt like I was being treated. At first you know your heart's beating. You got the cops behind you like Oh my God. And this guy like handle it like. Like on on point like I was relaxed after like having that first conversation and then. Just being cool and it just we that. Was it like I'm cool. I say this to say that. I'm sure if I was to call up a lot of my white friends. They WANNA have. The stories. They wouldn't have these these stories of cops, saying racist comments like or are you poor gang? Looking at this guy, you know he's he's five. Oh, he's a black guy. In Black is normally state police officers. Like. They WanNa have these stories. Everything's all normal. I saw post one of my friends. This is how crazy it is. I saw post one of my friends where he brought his his little cousin to police officer for a little for a tour. I say that, right. Let me repeat that. Were my friends, boys little cousin to. Police station for tour. One Hand I'm like Oh. That's cool. My next SAN is like. I personally would not want to do that, nor would I want my kid to do that because I'm afraid. I had to get fingerprinted for my current job. Because my current childlike, the fame prints and office of the current time, so we had to go to the police station to get fingerprinted. Before dog. They took me down to where like the frigging I guess we're inmates will go to for them to fingerprint. And they had two officers there and I'll just trying to get fingerprinted for a job. I did not want to be there any longer than I had to be and they. They take your finger down. I'm just like Oh. God I never want to do this in the sense of me going to jail in my life. It's not normal. Sit there and tell your son. That when he wanted to police do what they say. Comply do whatever you can to make sure you get back home. It that's not normal. We just fi in magazine I. Guess Okay, and that's. That's what life is, but that's not. That's not okay. There's so many issues. With the police and outside of the police, which I don't think we're talking enough of just dealing with racist people in the world. It's nasty. To touch on this George Floyd thing. I don't know this guy. Like alive was don't. But seen these videos and seen these different things from this guy. Has, hurt me because. For that if you've got familiar with the term, the good die young. Granted. I'm sure he was piloting his thirties or forties. But, he was one of the good ones. I'm. GonNa I'M GONNA. Let me see if I can pull this clip up here, guys! Now. He this guy. This guy was the change that you wanted to see in the world and. To See someone that's out there trying to trying to make change and try to help out people in the world, and he got to sit there and neo on him for nine minutes and sky set. As, George pled for his life just for him to to breathe. It's ridiculous. And this is a common thing. We've seen it so many times you. We've seen it years ago. When a a black guy was running away, and the cops still shot him. I'M.
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"Growing up. You start seeing how how? How people get uncomfortable being around you. I'll say this like for example. Lauren and I will go out somewhere. And I see this countless. Of like it more so at restaurants, you say we'll go out and it'll probably be a white guy. White Girl Really doesn't have any other race. Not really that can think of and like the always focus on Lauren. and. Like the waitress humanely. The always focus on you. They'll look at me like looking at me like little looks like not not bad looks like just announce it on there, but they're mainly focusing on her. It's like a comfort level, and it has happened so many times and I'm just sitting there with any type of look I'm just telling you. You know taking in the information that you're giving me. And I just I don't understand like what I don't understand why. Out of all races or This is a minority thing. Let me say. Why. Minorities looked at as you know this one black person speaks for the rest of them I hate that stigma where it's like. Yo- this black person has to act in control has to speak. A certain way has to dress away. If you don't then, you're grouped in stupid You don't know anything just like the rest, your a thug. So many things like so much being placed on me when I step out the door. It is exhausting after always keep. A smile, my face, which is funny because growing up, I remember this instance like man. Growing up I remember family went to. My aunt goes to church, so we go there occasionally growing up and I remember this guy being like you star smiling more and normally, I'm a if guys know me, I smile who I get down I. Say I, always tough. But it triggered something in me where I'm like. I started smiling more like what? What in in you automatically assume because I'm not smiling this moment. The I don't smile in general. And I've realized that. Throwing up and having to transition into. The point in my life of not wearing glasses to wearing glasses i. don't people feel more comfortable with me? I WanNa tell you one hundred percent. Where if I wasn't wearing glasses, people would start seeing me as more of an aggressive person. Just from that subtle change of not having something that that's over. My eyes were like man. This guy like some like intelligence thing that's like perceived. It, sells ridiculous I. If, you're like that makes no sense dog. I'm telling you. I'm sorry that I'm rambling giving my stories throughout this. There's so much to go over. On the topic when it comes to to police and dealing with police I have had three instances of police when I was talking through this with Lauren the other day. First I was only had one instance where this is like I've been dealt Pauley with police. But after three situations, my hold up I've had to actually two out of the three of my life. Encounters with the police have been. Some type of racist comment. Or assumption has been made about me in these these encounters so. How how should I worry these our them from the? From how? Old, they are to the most recent I. Guess, so the first police encounter I had. It was, it was stupid. My friend gets back Massachusetts, or something pricing, it's family or whatever and he bought fireworks. They're from some state some starting state within outside of Connecticut but fireworks that show up in the air. Those are legal in Connecticut for you to have. Still we hear them around us so now like it matters. Police are really doing anything about it. Whatever so us being eight, thousand nine hundred zero kids, you know. One of my one of her friends are group finally has a car can drive around. We're like okay. WE'RE GONNA leave empty parking lots where no one's around and we know it's legal, so we'll shoot them off while she firework and then get in the car and leave. So we went to this empty parking lot. By football fields where there's a couple of houses around every shooter off and we try to like another like lot. That's a good distance away. Shoot it off, and then they go back to that same lot, and that was stupid I off, but when we get back to lot, we off another one. That we go to head out. There's a police officers holding like I feel like M M enforce. M16 have heavier assault rifle just aimed at us what flashlights and everything? We did not expect that pulling in. We do not see their car. Yeah they jump out of the bushes. And then of course we stop. Like! as the copies like going, you know asking. What are we doing? You know saying it's legal all that stuff. He goes, and he is making nicknames for all of us one of the officers. And being eight, thousand nine hundred nineteen years old I'm thinking I just hope nothing happens like we're just having innocent fun. No one's getting hurt like we get it. It's legal are bad, so of course we gotta find nothing nothing to say about that. The thing that I realized that I was racist at the time. That I thought recently I'm like Oh. Yeah, that's pretty, racist! Was this cop will go through and give us all nicknames. He'd give my friends Jimmy Rat. give my friend's mother name. I can't think of. He called me five. Oh! which I found out soon after was what they call. State police and state police are primarily black. Like. Like. Dog itself minor but what? Like. Just giving us all random nicknames of just just things like that's that's I feel like he goes He'll go to black. Let's let's calm call nut. I cool. So couple years later I'm hanging out with mother friends doing nothing wrong. We're driving. Our note were trying to drive to get something to eat. And I'm sitting in the passenger seat I'm bored I'm just looking out the window as he's driving Speeding it's a normal day. We do all the time. We're hanging out all the time. It's normal. They would get some some. So he's cops. Follow us. Feick cool five ten minutes. Before they you know, flesh their silence pullover. and. At, we found come to find out. I guess the reason why pulled over? He didn't have a front license plate even though it was in the front of the window which it was right there. Because I don't know how that works probably get. Bracketed in all that stuff. He didn't have the mount for, but it's still technically there..
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"Tuesday Happy Day Happy, happy. Hopefully your day's GonNa live better than. The rest of the world. Cipro. I just don't know what to say. No as a pro. Man! But what is going on if one? I'm Shell of the Simpsons I'm joined by my lovely wife Lauren. And boy boy boy is about to get heavy up here so if you need to feel good like a light podcast today. This saying. If few normal stuff if you're if you're a new listener, you're welcome. You can stay tuned if you want to. If you're returning listener what up. This. We're going to focus on a certain. which is race, you know. the current happenings yet for the duration as episode IV Lot talk about. Let's talk about, and it's going to be the bulk of episode you know from now till the next hour. Whatever so if you WANNA rock with us down, the list certainly s I appreciate you one hundred percent. If you don't because you don't WanNa be within this vibe that we're going to begin off or however. You feel about it. That's fine catches. Next week. We'll be in better. Spear spirits hopefully barring nothing crazy happens, but it's just something that has to be needed and something that has to be said and. I've been listening to us for a while. You know that like we talk about certain topics I've shared my experiences. This is going to be. I guess you could say like my tell all episode where it's all in one I'm just going to give you my thoughts all in one here. so before you get into it again. Just fore warning if you're if you're not about if. If you don't want to hear it as fine catches next week. If you do, thank you I appreciate you and we'll get into it i. personally think everyone should hear it. I think it's important, but if you're in if you're not in that mind space right now where you can handle it. I get that, too. 'cause like we're still in the pandemic and we're still going through a lot of stuff. But yeah. I'm going to ask that you Take a pause because I. Don't know what structure I have with this, but I'm just going to let stuff flow okay. Okay. So. Lot is happens. We deal with their MoD or berry thing, and then you know. That happens then we then Greg Chai. George Floyd came up Memorial Day. I'm sure we all know about it right now. Protests riots, everything happening in these major cities And then also you have the I think within that same weekend around the Memorial Day weekend. There's also a central park lady and she called the cops. Tried to call the cops on a black guy. Lot of race things happening. And it's about time that we talked about this. I'M GONNA first. Start off with my my views. My experiences being black in America to to put something to this. That's that's why I'm going to start with. All right, I'll start at the very simplest growing up growing up being black in America. And having a mom is telling you yo-. You can't get that water gun. You can't get that cap gun like a repaired in my little, you know little were five six seven year old self. That's like you know. You see like little Super Soaker, or whatever you you, you see it as a toy. You just looking to play with my mom for a brief. Moment my life respectfully so. Was Against. That because? Like. Man. Tamir Rice. Look at look up to me. Rice young kid had a toy gun out in public at a park. Police rolled up on him shot him. Lake and this was A. This is a couple years ago. And even when my mom was okay with me, having you know that toy gun should be like okay. Just don't bring it outside. and. At a young age you start realizing I. You can't do everything that you know. A white kid would do or or that you see like. Your neighbors would do or whatever. And you're. You're innocently having fun. But the simple fact of. It's a black kid with a gun is is like. Uncomfortable or traumatizing or something to sue police officers? Which I do not understand or just people in general. Starring, they're young experience. You'll receive where the president said where this young kid. If. He goes down to twelve with this weapon. It will be perceived as a gun and he could lose life. That's the fear that mom had first born. You can understand the pressure for being the first kid. Being Black and everything China set. Set everything straight, so nothing happened to your to your son. I'm man I'm China Lake figure out the best way to explain everything. Growing up I really didn't have to worry about a lot I went to a private school. Race race was not an issue I've never come into a race issue in the private school setting. I was. You know when you look at the school in general of the private school I went to. There was a handful of kids black kids. There's probably about like you know twenty out of that eighty or hundred kids. That were there that were black. And it just my class alone I was the one black hit. There with my grade in the happens. You know from kindergarten on up, and of course every now and then you may have like you know one kid come in for for a few years on the out for whatever reason. It just I've custom to being the only black person in a room. Since the beginning of my a, My life pretty much like it's always. It's normal to me to be in these rooms, so it's fine..
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"For a frigging touch of a dolphin like child leave wrestling trial like school. Dolphin. No. You can't do that. That's that's gross. I would make a joke, but it'd be horrible. Continue on. So on this PG segment. Yes. So we're going there for a week. It should be good. So we're going to go there. First time doing scourges, too. So that'll be interesting. We didn't do any in Mexico. So we'll see. But I'm excited. Okay. Do you have anything else with that a little more about those two things? Right. Moving out to, to get off topic, there till my mom where we're going. And she's like, as long as you don't go like outside to the, you know, the, the local like regular people live, stop the make my mouth. Like God soundary far away. If we go to the place, that the residents that live there, garlic even way my two that doesn't matter though, you can get or shuttle can get stopped by some fake police. They're like it's happened to my family. Oh man. Why do you tell me this? That's what I'm saying. I'm worried about it can happen anywhere we go to Mexico extent. Stop like that. That's what I'm worried about going to these international places because yo it's okay. Can I just say to get stopped by fake police these people who do these shuttles are supposed to be local people wouldn't they know the difference? I don't know. I don't know how this works 'cause I just seems weird. I don't know. How would you know the difference? How'd you really Dila different? It's kind of like in the America where the lights are different if like people are just trying to play with you. I wouldn't know the difference if lights difference different on a cop car, and that split second you like oh, shoot. I have a cop Hymie. You're not thinking, oh, he doesn't have red lights. He just has blue and white. All right. Moving on. We're hopefully not gonna die. He's really make me look forward to this damn. So other than that, let's see random. But I found the hairpiece I'm going to use on the wedding day. Let me know. So I found out Clair's for fifteen bucks because a lot of people on wedding pages on Facebook were saying, try Clair's because they surprisingly have like jeweler in hairpieces stuff that you could use an it's inexpensive. So I yes. Yeah, here's hopyard. Yes. So that worked out because I'm not trying to waste money on stuff. I'm never gonna wear again. Do you wanna go into Texas? So we went. I think it was a snow this past weekend, this past week is Monday. Yeah. This past week, went to, to check out the Texas. We went to fouling. Man I'm getting old jumbled up this past weekend. We went to men's warehouse got an idea pricing like me and the guys and then you will, like, hey, let's go to some, like local shop, and not like some major chain like men's warehouse, where all the guys putting much thinking in the heads Suances other place. And man, he he had a solo. It's like it's cheaper cost. My, my rental is free like it stuff. That's actually gonna fit me because men's warehouse are, like Abang shoulders, so too big like it's going to be an issue. This guy literally took a jacket right off the office, hanger. Yeah, right. Off his line of. Yeah. Jackets there after he like size me real quick. Hey, like sizing he looked to you took the measuring tape so he okay? So and it's like it makes sense because this guy looking place. He has a lot of football players. Looks like yeah. So Mike Kush you're You want us to, honest. and we're paying big difference, here, they men's warehouse wanted to basically say that his his best bet and only bet because of him having broad shoulders was to do custom soup that, then he would keep but is like four hundred dollars and that the guys suits. We're going to be like, two forty because we wanted to get gray for rentals. Just ordinary rentals. And then but we went to this place. All the rentals are one fifty nine and then his is going to be completely free. And it fits. And I'm like an includes like they include the shoes, they even do this, cool thing with the what is that called? Why cannot remember? It's not a handkerchief but like you guys know what I'm talking about, right? Where it's like the little pocket square pocket square. It's called. And they do this cool thing, where if like my bridesmaids they give me their fabric when they get their dresses, altered, and they'll make the pocket square for than the guys on the guy side out of that. And the same for me, I can take when I alter my wedding dress and give a little to him to make his pocket square. And I thought that was really neat. Like I would've never known that was like even an option. It's a nice little personal touch. So he was cool. He was friendly personable, and it was cool because, you know what, what I've noticed is I'm inadvertently networking through my own wedding process. So he's like the next town over and we connected on Instagram, a few days later, and then now his wife is coming for makeup this week. I'm like, oh, well, thanks so that worked out double, but yes, so we're having the dads go there. The guys go there it saves them money they're going to be in good hands. They can return it like the Tuesday or Wednesday after we get married on a Sunday and like men's warehouse just do it the next day period when you're exhausted and all that he's not open on Mondays in the winter, because it's slow season on it's a local place. So at least you don't have to go like the day after when you're tired, and then he even said for the people who aren't local they can literally go to any tuck shop get measurements, E mail them to him. And then like, when they come up, they can try them on. And if there's any discrepancies he'll fix it right there. Like easy. Tech's earlier today to like all my guys that are going to be in, like, the, the wing party on my side, and I gave them like the rundown of everything. We just told you there the pricing all that all that stuff. Yeah. And like everyone's cool with it, and I told my guys coming from out of state, like if we're going to go with the idea of setting a certain date for all of us to meet up there, and we'll go from there to get like sized getting old one and done a little party. And I went when I friends, that's like other states, like if he can't make it, of course, just go to, like some other place to get measure stuff, and I'm like, just on the measurements to me, and I'll get into to the guy. Yeah. Just make things easier, but yeah, so easy peasy. It's good. Price because men's warehouse with it being like like what you hundred is pushing it for for guys renting talks. You don't even get to keep it like, because at least I know with bridesmaids dresses, at least like you're probably never gonna wear it again. But at least you keep it like you buy it. So it's more justifiable. I guess, but. Yeah. And I know my guys cool with that. Like it shouldn't be. That much seeing on the girl side. We went bright over judge shopping if you weeks ago that was fun. It was the first time that all of my girls were like together under one roof in the same place. So that was cool. Everyone got along and was was happy. And yeah. So that's good. And we went to a couple different local places, and we ended up finding at the second place, the dresses for them. Basically, I went into this, and I said, I want eggplants for the color, but you guys can go with whatever styles you feel comfortable in, because I don't like the whole idea where like everyone has different body shapes and types. And if they're all the same one someone's not gonna feel comfortable. It's not gonna flatter everyone. And then you're gonna be miserable on the day of. So I'm like, whatever and literally like, you know, we kind of just went through everyone was like trying on different stuff. And I was like looking at all these people at once and. And. It was good. It was smooth you know that kept just trying stuff on. We took over like all the dressing rooms and, you know, they just be like I don't like this one. I'd be like, okay, try another or they'd be like I really like this one, and I would take a picture to have like to compare it. If we found others, they liked and eventually, we found the ones at the second place and they all they're nice. They're all like the same type fabric there. The from the same designer. So do the same color. They look really good on everybody. They flatter them two girls actually ended up getting the same style inadvertently just because they both really liked it on them, which is cool. And yeah, it was it was a good day. It was fun and it all ended up working out. You want you want. You wanted to be comfortable and like. In whatever works for them. I don't want you to be one. I don't want you to be annoyed or miserable on the day of in two that's gonna show in pictures to think about it. You know what I'm saying? You don't do you really want to be those pictures like feeling like a sausage because something is wrong like now. So, you know, same straps, if you want, if because me, I have always hated strapless I've always wanted straps on every dress. I wear every top whatever. So for me, I would hate if someone's like forced me to wear strapless. So same type thing. I just want the same type respect, you know, for other people. So then. Fours hours ago with it. This is also the same place that I got my wedding gown. So they all got five percent off their dresses, because I got my wedding gown there. So I mean, that was an added bonus and they also have really inexpensive all to read all. Alterations there. So if they wanna go back there for that, but yeah, so. So those went smoothly and I, I'm just like finalizing. I'm pretty sure I know what jewelry and shoes I want the girls to wear and I'll probably text those their way soon. So, yeah. Good stuff there. The next thing coming up, are that, that we have tackled for the most part is sending out invites, so we're not doing the traditional, like mailing invite. Several and getting everyone's address, we did it different where we were sending you a link to like a psycho RSVP if I and from there like you enter your Email address. So at least we have that, and how many people in your party, whether you or someone else like your plus one and like what meal you want? I think you have two other questions like if you have any dietary restrictions, and if you if there's a song that's going to get you up, and moving other than that, like we sent those outset people so far we got, like, I think about forty more people so far we suppose out yesterday. It was really nice that a lot of people were just right away. It's RSVP whether it was yes or no. 'cause it's like you probably know you know, most people probably know if. Can make it? So it's nice when people just kind of did it. It's a nice website because you can like you said have the meals in one place, you can make a spreadsheet you can click, just like to export to a spreadsheet so you have everything you can also start with seating, so instead of doing the sticky note method, which takes forever. You literally just do it like virtually, which is cool. And then we're going to transfer that we actually have a virtual seating chart. We have to send our venue coordinator eventually, and we could just transfer it on there. Like, once you know, after we plotted where everyone's gonna sit them like, okay we can go on like this website. They're using and plot them in. We have to this is just our own exclusive Lakeway to do it. Yeah, that's cool because it's all in one. Yeah. So so guzzles advice out still waiting on a few people. I think I'm holding off on sending a few out still no like maybe like handful. Okay, what does don't say who? I mean it's no one gonna listen to this podcast. Still don't say, who. I mean, I'm not gonna say and then lastly, we roughly started going over some song ideas, we need to get into this a little bit more. But I finally was able to show him some ideas I had for our first dance. And so now we're going between a couple of different songs and. The song, I wanna walk down the aisle to I have to see basically at the rehearsal, if it's gonna work timing wise. Yeah. That's kind of all done there. So we have a lot of songs to choose, but we kinda started. Yeah, it's hopeful that, like I had the question of people to add songs we get up and moving. Because if it's fitting like added in some people have said some crazy songs, I'm just like when I up. I just don't I feel like won't fit with the flow. And then it's like it just comes on, like Evans gonna leave the dance floor. But one or two people wanted to me one on one person's gonna stay. Well depends if it's a couple or whatever, but yeah, so I don't know not gonna have you. Of course, it of the DJ fused fits insure. Right. Let's check with us, but who knows. But other than that, I think that's all really got..
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"What, what, what? Happy Friday day. Ready to get into it. We're doing great doing great. It's been a while. It's been a while since we've had a wedding of deep for you guys. Keeping keeping you updated on, I guess the process that we've been going if you've been following literally episode one where like broke down our engagement, and we went and all that stuff. And then like you can catch up, do these wedding updates. They see on whatever platform. You're listening to this episode on now you should be able to see the other wedding updates. We've done one almost every month. We didn't do one for may at believe those other month that we pass on. I could be wrong there. But you could simply see them their wedding update. And then I put the month in parentheses. So, you know, essentially what, what point we were at in that month or in that in this year, I guess, you could say that being said, we're gonna give you our June update. A lot of things have happened. So this is should Allen. I'm lauren. O. So if you are in existence inner what's going on, you know who we are if you're a new listener, what's going on? I'm shadow paging, the Simpsons I'm joined by my lovely fiance. The amazing Lauren who reminded me out to say that. So what's going on here? Yeah, we're going to get right into it. That's what I was trying to get in. I'm not sure if you want to way or how split it up. I'm following your flow. Okay. So. Beginning may. Real y'all. So beginning of may, we went to it was like a venue of vent, where you got to eat, allow the food that they would be serving if you got a part of your wedding. The little add on appetizers, stuff like that. The little add on the ones that are like super expensive. Dollars more than five dollars more than seven dollars. More. I. God taco station and popcorn and pretzels, and donuts and yeah. So spoiler alert guys who are coming to our wedding. We're not doing any of those. Sorry. But I mean if you wanna pay for it, go ahead. But if you're gonna pay for it, we need that money like now. But yeah, so we were able to, like, eat lots of stuff which was yummy. There were like some vendors there, you know, advertising their services DJ's photo booths Tigers all that kind of stuff flowers. So we didn't really need any of that because we already booked, all of that we did a little photo in the photo booth though, because, you know it was very so why not. And we saw linens against, you know, like we saw napkins against the tablecloths and gun idea there, we could have drinks, we wanted them. It was just like simple. You could walk around see, like you can see the out part outside part where you could have the ceremony even though for us that's not going to happen because it's December open house for you just walk around. Healing exciting needed a vendor. They had vendors all that stuff. So we did that simple. We actually met our then coordinator. We had a change in coordinator. So we have a venue coordinator who helps with you know. Oh, that's one thing to go through. You have appointments with to go through details and. We had met the one we are gonna work with, and it was on may first, she was cool and then towards the end of may got a call that she had left. And so we were reassigned and basically she knew at that point, she was getting she was leaving to another job opportunity. But she didn't wanna like ruffle the feathers of one hundred rides that night, but he's saying anything so she just kind of went with it. Which is a bummer because she seemed cool but. So then we got reassigned to another event coordinator. And the nuggets we could go into that. So this I mean, really know what's really go that you go down? You sit with the person people saying, maybe have never done, you all the details because I don't really like to keep short and simple. So this'll be a five minute podcast. Straightforward. If you wanna go, go ahead. We had our first meeting with her, and basically, you choose the linens so we chose the tablecloth the napkin color. We get to eat cake, which was, like most exciting part, all the different cake flavors and fillings, and all that good stuff. And we get to choose that we get to choose what the cake looks like we choose our appetizers, entrees, and wines, and drinks. And we can have signature drinks if we want. And she was cool 'cause I hate bubbly drinks, and I hate like champagne and all that. So she's going to give me Moscow in my little champagne flute for like the little toast, and stuff. And she's even putting like a whole bottle of wine in my bridal suite like no extra charge, and it was, like, thank you, because I'm I'm picky. So I was like, yeah. What else let me get to see about up lighting, and like just, you know, picking the stuff that the venue, kind of handles for the wedding, and it was just exciting to do all that. And I feel like we got a lot done doing that. When she left the room for a moment. I was like let me try getting bite of everything I can real quick, but that was great. Oh my God. I don't think you have to. She be like no Sunday meals. I like. We're still undecided. Can we do like another cake tastes can just to make sure that we pick the right one for guests? Sure, got paid for right? That'd be like, yeah. Fifty bucks. Yeah. So we did that. So that was good. Then we finally booked where we're going for a honeymoon. So we were debating between places like Hawaii Bahamas Jamaica. Like, you know, tropical places to go so we can get away, and it's sunny and warm and amazing. And we chose Jamaica. So Hawaii kind of got scratched off the list because it seemed unanimous everyone I was talking to said, if you go to Hawaii go for two weeks, or at least ten days because one you spend like two days, traveling because of how far away it is. And to, I guess there's so much, and you spend so much that it just don't want to rush it or thing is like I feel like we're going to suck it up and still do it, but then setback back and you think like, okay, you have to worry about the hotel it worry about food, and like people say you should get a car. So there's a lot more like a more cost. Than you would normally I don't want to rush in five days, you know what I'm saying? Like I really want to experience it. So I wanna go to Hawaii some day, but it's not happening right now because also you wouldn't be able to get the two weeks off at work. So it just. Yeah. Why can't a lot of like, but then kinda kills the rest of the year. So, yeah, we just make we actually are saying at the same line of resorts that we went to in revere Maya so we know it's a good one, which is nice. We kind of know how they work things like have awesome pool and, and food. And like the room service and everything we're into spending to be similar. I mean, you know, of course, they may have slight differences. But like looking at other other like. Inclusive on Klis got him on QC places. This one like it's still fit the Bill in Jamaica compared to the others. It has everything there were some in Jamaica, we were, like like for the money, but there was this one. We are going between which also looked nice, and it was, it would be a different experience. But it was like a thousand more for the whole trip. And we're like, okay, we'll instead of spending a thousand more on the place where staying, why don't we do like some excursions instead? And so it kind of evened out 'cause we're still trying not to spend, you know, a crazy amount on vacation, essentially, like everyone's like, oh, it's your honeymoon like, yes, it's our honeymoon, but it's still a vacation, like I don't want to. I don't know. We can silver romantic nice honeymoon without it being ten thousand dollars. You know what I'm saying? So like all the upgrades, and everything what's cool though. And I'm hoping got my fingers cross is, if we bring, like our copy of our marriage license. The we may get upgraded to a better room, depending on sale ability, which. Would be nice that's their honeymoon special. So we'll see. And there's also like a four hundred dollar credit for something at the resort. I'm not exactly sure what we can use that towards which would be I mean, four hundred dollars. It's not shabby. It's free. Massaging me. Sure. Yeah. Sure. I got the magic touch. Okay. This is. Student real weird. No. But yes. So it comes with, like some benefits like if you're on a honeymoon versus just a trip. So might utilize those. We'll see if we get the fruit basket this time, we got the wine or whatever was last time, but we didn't get the fruit. That one they assumed we were on a honeymoon. That's where it 'cause we got, like a random about all online. Well, they got we got we should have gotten a will we will be getting flee at this one. Yeah. Thank you, get the one, you get the fruit basket. We probably got the foreign dollar credit who knows. I could be wrong. I wonder if you can use it on the shop to, I'm also wondering if you excursions doubt it think so. They not it's probably within the resort. BSO we're looking into excursions like swimming dolphins and horseback riding, and like they have this luminous lagoon, which you like go on this boat. And then you go in like it's like glow e water at night. And like what is another one like rafting and stuff is, is drowning. I can't swim for the life of me lifejackets. He does not believe in life jackets, guys drawn lifejackets when I was a kid didn't work. What did you do? They've always worked for me for me. So I did something wrong at all. And that's my worry. I'm worried about two things when it goes to Jamaica. Which is the same things I was worried about when you go to Mexico, which is getting kills oh my and drowning more. So now which make it because between a lot more things that really to water and I can't swim like I literally can't swim. I'm more worried about drowning getting killed. Sorry, this just to turn but drill. Got so depressing. I'm worried about going, but I'm telling you life jackets work. You just need to do it. Right. Like I don't know what you did. The only fi if I feel, like if I feel like I'm not safe at any point, I'm stepping out you can go, and you can be with the group of people that were with or whatever. 'cause I'm sure we're not going to be like bar dolphin by yourself on my honeymoon be my guess, boo. I'm not in.