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email me at be 03:49 you at blurred comm be you @ BL ER d . c 03:55 om we have a full schedule of subjects 03:58 we want to cover for the year but 04:01 because of the coronavirus some releases 04:03 and production have been delayed yes and 04:08 the list is getting longer as we speak 04:10 it's I want to start off this segment 04:14 with a tweet from Yale science professor 04:17 and physician Nicholas Christakis who 04:23 said it is hard for many people to 04:25 intuitive 04:26 appreciate exponential growth nothing 04:29 seems to be happening for a long time 04:31 until a lot happens at once 04:35 so the coronavirus is hitting nearly all 04:38 global markets from the LA Times movie 04:41 ticket sales in the USA in Canada last 04:43 weekend or fifty five point three 04:45 million dollars for all films from 04:49 Friday through Sunday marking the 04:51 weakest box-office weekend in more than 04:54 20 years which is interesting because I 04:58 was trying to think what happened 20 05:00 years ago that made the box-office this 05:02 low and I can't put my finger on it what 05:06 happened in 2000 to make this happen 05:08 Battlefield Earth maybe but no it 05:14 actually turns 20 this year I could be 05:16 wrong but yeah pretty sure it turns 20 05:17 this year true but it wasn't that I mean 05:19 it was pretty bad but it wasn't that bad 05:21 I'm just trying to think was there some 05:22 other kotaki I couldn't think of what it 05:25 could have been that would have caused a 05:26 dip like this but maybe I think we just 05:29 go to the movies on a lot more now sure 05:31 and they're and they're more theaters 05:33 just physically more nice around I don't 05:36 know sure okay so we know about some of 05:41 the big news AMC has limited every 05:44 screening of their films 250 people max 05:48 NYC and LA theatres and dining 05:51 restaurants have been shut down by 05:52 executive order South by Southwest and 05:54 eat 303 they've been canceled the NBA 05:59 NHL haven't canceled Disney theme parks 06:02 have been canceled I've been shut down 06:03 Las Vegas has been canceled did you see 06:05 that yeah I saw them yeah that's wild to 06:07 see the strip dark right it's very I am 06:10 Legend and it is did you see that that 06:13 article about in Venice now that people 06:16 are gone the dolphins are coming back 06:18 yeah the waters clear yeah it's kind of 06:20 interesting I guess it away this is sort 06:22 of the universe saying fine you don't 06:23 want to take climate change seriously 06:24 I'm gonna make you right which is a bit 06:28 dark but you know yeah I just can't 06:31 I was telling sky on the on on the 06:33 messenger I can't wait for the disaster 06:35 moves to come out in like three years 06:36 Roland Emmerich is just like doing that 06:39 Birdman rub right now 06:40 no I'm sure although have you seen 06:41 contagion no not yet yeah it's uh it 06:44 came out I want to say I'm a 90s perhaps 06:46 I might be wrong and it's actually 06:48 remarkably similar to what's going on 06:50 now it's interesting to to the point 06:52 where the virus even comes from a bat in 06:54 the pig originally yeah in the market so 06:58 it's actually quite it's honestly it's a 07:02 kind of movie that I don't think you 07:03 could make now because it is so talky 07:04 and it's very scattered and it's very 07:06 you know how you really have to pay 07:07 attention to it and it's not exciting at 07:09 all unless you're really listening but 07:12 it's uh yeah it's an interesting film 07:14 I'll check it out I have a lot of time 07:16 yeah for those who don't know over here 07:21 I haven't taught since February 25th 07:24 okay and I in for now we're not planning 07:27 kaback into April 5th so oh wow yeah 07:29 that's right April 6th is the new start 07:31 date officially four schools in South 07:33 Korea so it was March 23rd you know I 07:37 got pushed back right yeah a lot of 07:38 universities are doing their whole first 07:40 semester online some of them are at 07:42 least doing the first month of the 07:44 semester or moving it back to like April 07:46 30th is flat the latest that I've heard 07:48 fortunately I'm on a sabbatical so it's 07:51 not affecting me personally at all I 07:52 wasn't planning to leave my house for 07:54 the next six months anyway so y'all are 07:55 bowing to my whim thank you however yeah 07:59 it's interesting to kind of hear 08:01 colleagues talk about this and how 08:02 difficult it is and also just what's 08:06 going to happen in the future because 08:07 the students are unhappy because they're 08:10 they didn't sign on for online courses 08:12 right and like my baby sister is it's 08:16 just she's a senior in high school this 08:18 is her last semester your baby brother 08:19 is a senior in high school also yeah so 08:22 it's like it's interesting because 08:23 they're not really having a senior year 08:25 they're not gonna have prom they're not 08:27 gonna have a graduation yeah that's 08:29 really sad all of these all of these 08:30 like final milestones are not happening 08:33 yeah I don't think my sister's all that 08:36 bothered but yeah they're they're 08:39 teenagers right okay yes but yeah but at 08:41 the same time you could kind of tell 08:42 that it's a little bit like there's 08:44 something that's not happening socially 08:45 that needs to for a teenager you need 08:49 something to happen for you to hate on 08:50 but now if if it's purposefully shut 08:52 down then 08:53 yeah I guess yeah I don't know well 08:57 let's get to some of the big delays and 09:00 production halts so there's a big list I 09:02 don't want to go through literally 09:03 everything but there's these are some 09:04 big ones and I got this from indieWIRE 09:06 no time to die 09:08 the last Daniel Craig James Bond film 09:11 hasn't pushed back to November of this 09:13 year was supposed to come out at the 09:14 summer fast nine was slated for this 09:17 year but it will be pushed back to April 09:20 2020 09:21 yeah 2021 I'm sorry yeah you're right 09:25 here's some movies with delayed releases 09:28 and no new date set yet a quiet place is 09:32 supposed to come out this week I believe 09:33 now there's no new date at all right 09:36 yeah Mulan supposed to come out March 27 09:40 yeah and New Mutants is still getting 09:43 its can kick down the road at this point 09:45 everybody in that film is gonna be 09:47 eligible for retirement by the time it 09:48 actually comes out how many times have 09:50 they push this back right right like the 09:53 red carpet for that is gonna be insane 09:55 this is gonna be all these you know 09:56 middle-aged folk just walking out like 09:58 yeah that was me 20 years ago with their 10:00 kids out it's been 84 years anyway yeah 10:04 no kidding anyway here are lists of 10:06 movies and TV shows that have halted 10:08 production outright so all the Marvel 10:11 Plus TV shows and their movies like 10:13 shang-chi the Little Mermaid the home 10:16 alone reboot yes well that needed to 10:20 halt production but moving on there's a 10:22 Peter Pan and windy movie from Disney 10:25 that got the Honey I Shrunk the Kids 10:27 reboot we had no idea that was happening 10:31 and recommends coming back how to retire 10:32 interesting to be to be part of it Wow 10:34 yeah Amazon's Lord the ring series the 10:38 witchery season 2 and pretty much all of 10:40 the film and TV production for Netflix 10:44 USA Canada for at least two weeks 10:46 stranger things the matrix for I didn't 10:51 realize that was still in production I 10:52 thought they'd finished they hadn't 10:53 wrapped it yet oh okay SNL but yeah 10:57 that's understandable live audience and 10:59 all of that yeah the live adaptation of 11:02 Uncharted with Tom Holland and Mark 11:04 Wahlberg 11:06 even know what that is uncharted is a 11:07 PlayStation it's like any of the Jones 11:11 ish fun 11:13 Jurassic world domination 11:20 last week tonight with John Oliver yeah 11:22 the third season of Atlanta yeah 11:26 the Mission Impossible sequel yeah and 11:31 sorry that's cold but yeah I wasn't 11:33 really gonna watch that anyway good 11:35 here's what kind of pointed me the 11:38 romantic comedy lovebirds with Kumail 11:43 I'm sorry Johnny 11:46 yeah you say it yeah you got it and 11:49 either a yeah I thought that was done 11:51 also or is that being pushed back it's 11:53 it's done the release is being delayed 11:55 okay that makes sense so I was we're 11:58 looking forward to this one because you 12:00 know word as blurts it we're very 12:01 focused on black representation but I 12:03 think Middle Eastern people are 12:05 constantly left out right and honestly 12:09 also interracial romance that isn't 12:10 black and white because I don't think I 12:13 mean yeah it's funny because when you 12:15 say that I mean it's not like I walk 12:17 around saying I'd interracially I don't 12:19 but when people when people find out you 12:21 do they assume that you date white 12:23 people and that is not always the case 12:24 well I would say in America it's you 12:27 state a white person whereas in Korea 12:28 it's more you're probably I guess if 12:31 you're a man if you're a woman though 12:32 it's different interesting okay 12:34 yeah but yeah I was we're looking 12:36 forward to this one so hopefully it 12:38 comes out sooner than later yeah corona 12:42 is it's bringing the world to its knees 12:44 yeah and it's interesting because okay 12:47 we've been living with this for so long 12:48 like for me it was interesting because I 12:51 mean we've been thinking about this 12:52 since January really this has been an 12:54 issue in Asia for quite some time now 12:56 but it feels like it just hit the West 12:58 in the past two weeks or really yeah two 13:01 weeks like really quickly hmm and now 13:03 because there's so much English medium 13:05 so much more English medium media 13:08 English medium news about coronavirus 13:13 and everything I feels like you're 13:14 hearing about it so much more and then 13:16 people we know we're starting to finally 13:17 think about it like I heard nothing from 13:19 anybody well now I heard from a couple 13:22 of my British people but I didn't hear 13:24 anything from anybody until it became an 13:27 issue in the US and all of a sudden 13:28 everybody's like you should come home 13:29 and I'm like tell what we're almost done 13:31 over here well let's not say all that 13:35 we're definitely on the downward yeah 13:40 cuz I mean I was talking to a bunch of 13:42 my former students who are Chinese 13:44 yesterday and a lot of them are going 13:46 back to work next week yeah schools are 13:48 still shut down and they will be until 13:50 April but you know China slowly starting 13:52 to pick back up again work we're really 13:53 coming out of it here I think I've not 13:56 mistaken mm-hmm the past several days 14:00 there have been under a hundred new 14:02 cases day know until today which has 14:06 gone back up to triple digits which 14:07 sucks because there's a new cluster and 14:09 a church yeah yeah I was talking to 14:14 somebody I know who lives in Ulsan which 14:15 is a city it's cleared new Busan so it's 14:18 about three hours south of Seoul and she 14:21 was super pissed off I said how are you 14:23 doing it just at all you know these 14:25 churches won't stop but I'm like yeah 14:26 yeah 14:27 okay so won't stop yeah exactly I guess 14:30 they really believe in healing power 14:32 that's nice but stop spreading it to 14:33 everybody else right we're waking up to 14:36 new cancellations and rises in 14:38 infections every day Tom Hanks got it II 14:41 just elbow got it right yeah definitely 14:43 all that melanin keeps the virus away is 14:45 is canceled like everything else right 14:46 yeah there's a senator who said one of 14:50 their staffers were participative so now 14:52 it's an it's in the US Capitol right 14:54 yeah the president Raziel has it 14:58 Trump may have it Trump got a lot of 15:01 stuff I don't know if the rona has any 15:03 place to land but he needs to land 15:13 finance prices it may really kill a 15:16 Chancellor's reelection 15:18 no matter how bad Biden is a silver 15:25 lining I guess yeah yeah it's really 15:27 disappointing so watch this well the 15:29 other thing that's interesting about 15:30 this is Americans 15:32 really different man because I it never 15:35 occurred to me to think that this was 15:36 some sort of weird conspiracy theory or 15:38 anything but I keep seeing posts for 15:41 people that I personally know who are 15:42 like well I don't know anybody who has 15:44 the corona virus I think it's just the 15:45 government and I'm like yo yo hey guess 15:48 what I live right next to China it's 15:50 real stay your butt home right like it's 15:52 these really interesting we're really 15:54 different like the whole panic buying 15:56 and how Americans are buying guns and 15:58 Italians are singing to each other from 16:00 balconies right and Americans are buying 16:03 more guns and toilet paper right it's 16:05 real weird we are a really different 16:07 kind of people to be a developed country 16:08 different breed man we are I mean that's 16:11 great sometimes but I don't know if it's 16:13 great in times of catastrophe we all 16:15 have that frontier spirit in us still 16:17 don't we it's like we we may jazz yeah 16:20 then we're like we won't yeah yeah yeah 16:29 I don't want to spend too much time on 16:31 politics today but one thing that I am 16:34 afraid of is how authoritarian 16:38 governments may become in the face of 16:40 these crises as blurs there are plenty 16:43 of comic books and stories movies TV 16:45 shows where these things happen 16:47 V for Vendetta yeah not saying that the 16:53 government made this virus to gain more 16:56 power but they can take advantage of 16:58 these things right crime think CRI M e 17:03 th i NC has a great article called 17:06 against the corona virus and the 17:09 opportunism of the state and i want to 17:12 read an excerpt that I really liked and 17:13 I want you all and I want you all to 17:16 think about it from one side our lives 17:19 are threatened by a new virus from the 17:22 other side our freedom is menaced by 17:24 nationalists and authoritarians intent 17:27 on using this opportunity to set new 17:29 precedents for state intervention and 17:31 control if we accept this dichotomy 17:34 between life and freedom we will 17:37 continue paying the price long after 17:39 this particular pandemic has 17:41 past at this point the strategy of the 17:45 authorities is not aimed at protecting 17:47 people from the virus so much as 17:49 controlling the pace at which it spreads 17:51 so that it doesn't overwhelm their 17:54 infrastructure as in so many other 17:56 aspects of our lives crisis management 17:59 is the order of the day our rulers don't 18:01 intend to preserve the lives of everyone 18:04 affected by the virus 18:05 they already wrote off concern for the 18:07 destitute long before this crisis began 18:09 rather they are determined to preserve 18:12 the current structure of society and 18:14 their perceived legitimacy within it 18:18 well that's a very valid point yeah that 18:21 wording and that presentation without 18:23 any call to action is exactly why 18:25 Americans are buying guns instead of 18:27 singing songs to each other off the 18:28 balconies it's true it's again it's a 18:31 very good point it's a very good set of 18:33 facts and analysis but there needs to be 18:34 I this is my beef with a lot of this 18:36 stuff that comes out of American 18:38 progressive politics there needs to be a 18:40 call to action and some sort of 18:41 understanding of people and not just a 18:45 spouting of kind of what I know about 18:46 systems and I will get into that a 18:49 little bit later today that same website 18:51 has another article it is titled 18:54 surviving the virus but we'll get to 18:57 that a little bit later I just want to 18:58 present some examples then and you've 19:00 already talked about how Americans are 19:03 going crazy buying these guns but 19:05 looking at the government now the US 19:07 government pumped what 1.5 trillion 19:09 dollars into Wall Street but where's 19:11 that money for the poor working-class 19:13 aoc showed that that amount of money 19:15 could have paid for all student debt of 19:17 course and then some yeah there's a 19:19 growing campaign to forgive that debt 19:21 congressman Katie Porter had to fight 19:24 tooth and nail to get the CDC to waive 19:26 fees for coronavirus testing but but 19:29 treatment is not free yep very expensive 19:32 yeah 19:33 and once this crisis is over the health 19:35 care system will go back to the status 19:36 quo leaving millions uninsured or 19:38 underinsured money and resources will 19:41 largely stay in the hands of the elite 19:43 few and at the poor middle class Mitt 19:46 Romney Mitt Romney yeah has proposed 19:49 $1,000 ubi a month for citizens Bernie 19:53 proposed 2,000 the idea is getting 19:55 action but it certainly won't pass 19:56 before it Trump's near trillion-dollar 19:59 stimulus like Obama's and it will more 20:01 likely more likely go to Wall Street 20:03 than working people yeah of course 20:06 because that well yeah because that's 20:09 who pays for campaigns and that who 20:11 that's who actually puts their money 20:12 where their mouth is in a very literal 20:13 sense group but again I these are these 20:16 are great points but we I think that if 20:19 we are going to think in this direction 20:21 we also need to talk about how we're 20:23 going to what are we going to do like 20:25 how do we continue in a point where we 20:27 do not wind up screwing ourselves over 20:29 because of this situation I think the 20:31 the authoritarianism is a very valid 20:32 concern but I think it's a bigger 20:34 concern not in America so much because 20:37 even though 9/11 happened and we had a 20:40 more off that we had a introduction of 20:42 more authoritarian policies after it we 20:46 still fly everywhere we want to so I 20:48 think it's more of a concern in in 20:50 developing countries I for example 20:53 Vietnam right now has done a wonderful 20:56 job handling the virus but I'm looking 21:00 at some of their that Purdon's the 21:02 pronouncements that have happened and I 21:03 do wonder what's going to happen 21:04 afterwards especially when it comes to 21:06 freedom of movement in and out of 21:08 Vietnam I have a friend who she's 21:10 Vietnamese right there and her husband 21:11 is not but I have been kind of asking 21:14 her and she's not necessarily concerned 21:16 but we have talked about that same for 21:18 China as far as freedom of movement goes 21:20 there's a lot of really interesting 21:23 things happening in countries that are 21:25 not already developed if that makes any 21:30 sense or the countries that are 21:30 developing oh you can totally right but 21:32 even some that are developed are 21:35 bordering on scary so I mean in America 21:39 ice still during raids yeah the German 21:41 police have invaded refugee centers 21:44 France has followed Italy with military 21:47 lockdowns for the next 15 days you 21:49 literally have to print out papers to 21:52 show one of the hundred thousand police 21:54 officers on the street why you're out 21:56 there and of course it's not totally 21:58 crazy you can still shop for food and 22:00 medicine you can help a loved one or 22:02 neighbor you can get repairs done at 22:03 your house yeah you can exercise you can 22:05 take your kids and dogs out it's not 22:07 that dystopian yet but 22:09 they can change who knows right yeah 22:11 it's just I think it's good spies to be 22:13 vigilant just not hysterical sure 22:16 let me give a quick shout out here 22:18 Haymarket calm if you go to Haymarket 22:20 books their website they're giving away 22:21 10 ebooks right now and they're all kind 22:23 of social justice focused so you have 22:25 things like eco socialism you've got 22:27 Angela Davis's what's this know the new 22:31 book she wrote I can't member the name 22:32 of it but check Haymarket com 22:34 there's a book there called no one is 22:36 illegal which I really highly recommend 22:37 about the ideas and socialization of 22:41 refugees in society specifically 22:44 focusing on the us-mexico border check 22:49 the site did you spell hey Marky its H e 22:51 Y no no H a y ma RK et okay 22:55 yeah Haymarket books I'm on it google it 22:58 and you can download 10 free books they 23:00 should be free through the end of May 23:01 actually before I get to a couple of 23:05 solutions or not solutions but some some 23:07 things to think about 23:08 yeah I want to read in this last tweet 23:10 and it kind of put things into 23:12 perspective for me 23:13 specifically for back home someone asked 23:17 if we've ever witnessed something like 23:18 this before and she she wanted an answer 23:21 from a historian only and at Kevin M 23:25 Cruz K are you as II said we've 23:28 experienced part of this before just 23:30 never at once as others have noted it's 23:33 like the Spanish flu of 1918 and the 23:37 stock market crash of 1929 at the same 23:40 time but overseen by Harding's total 23:43 incompetence plus Nixon's pettiness and 23:45 paranoia 23:45 it's like disaster voltron I mean I 23:50 don't know if cutes the right word but 23:52 that's an interesting perspective on it 23:53 yeah we are in unprecedented times for 23:56 sure though I mean that whole example 23:59 says that these are precedented so we 24:01 should not have an idea of what we could 24:03 do that at once of course yeah I think 24:05 that's what they're talking about I 24:07 understand what you're saying but yeah 24:08 so I was reading some things I haven't 24:11 been able to research everything cuz I 24:13 had so much to prepare for for this show 24:14 but while we're social distancing 24:21 isolation is 24:23 the key we should really be getting 24:25 together and so there are there were two 24:27 things I read about again on crime think 24:29 and it was an article called surviving 24:31 the coronavirus and number one is form 24:35 in affinity group so this means a smoker 24:40 with people that you trust who share 24:42 day-to-day life who you shared a life 24:44 with all whom shares similar risk 24:47 factors and levels of risk toleration 24:49 they don't have to necessarily live in 24:51 your building but if your group is too 24:54 small you'll get isolated and this is 24:55 especially important for older people 24:57 and it's especially a problem if you get 24:59 sick but if your group is too big you'll 25:00 face needless risk of infection so with 25:04 this group talk with each other until 25:06 you arrive at a set shared of 25:07 expectations as to how you will engage 25:09 with the risk of contagion with each 25:11 other and by establishing this security 25:13 culture you get caution connection and a 25:17 sense of security as well doesn't just 25:20 have to be your family could be 25:21 neighbors family everybody has a 25:26 community and this is a good time to 25:27 rely on your community whatever that 25:29 might be fortify it yeah build it if you 25:32 don't if you don't have it at all start 25:34 yeah I'm a big fan of communication but 25:36 not necessarily over talking 25:37 expectations and in communities so I 25:39 think that while it's very good to talk 25:41 about risks and expectations I also 25:43 think that if you already have a 25:44 community it's enough to simply speak to 25:47 your community about the fact that you 25:49 are there for each other and let 25:50 expectations and boundaries evolve as 25:52 they may instead of so you know that I 25:55 think that's really isn't like write a 25:57 constitution right don't you have a 26:02 community you have friends you have 26:04 family let them know that you are there 26:07 for them and try and find out who is 26:09 there for you sure and just building 26:12 upon that build a network of other 26:14 finding groups there could be a time 26:16 where especially with all the craziness 26:18 people are buying guns and machetes who 26:21 knows what's gonna happen what's what 26:23 access internet could be cut off who 26:25 knows building offending groups it's 26:27 it's the decentralized practice of 26:29 reciprocal care as we're talking about 26:31 right 26:32 via which participants in a network make 26:34 sure that everyone gets 26:36 they need so that everyone has a reason 26:38 to be invested and everyone else's 26:40 well-being it's not a good doesn't say 26:43 but let's not borrow trouble because the 26:45 likelihood that the internet and 26:46 utilities will be shut off is extremely 26:48 low these people are not people are all 26:50 still going to work people who can work 26:52 from home are working from home are 26:53 transitioning to that but a lot of 26:55 people are still out there service 26:56 workers sure workers utility workers 26:59 Public Works workers are all still 27:01 actually going to work and doing these 27:03 things so let's not borrow trouble and 27:05 jump to dystopia this is part of the 27:06 problem in my opinion it's not a 27:08 dystopia yet sure it's very unlikely 27:10 that it will be a dystopia don't let the 27:12 Walking Dead mess you up 27:13 ok get a spike that know just exactly 27:16 don't do code understand that ok I think 27:19 you should be prepared for the worst but 27:21 live in the best ok yeah for sure 27:23 that's that's estriol you guys like 27:25 don't let isolation make you cold I mean 27:27 talk about this in last show to make it 27:29 make you cold make you crazy connect 27:31 with your people 27:32 and just update on our situation up here 27:34 we I talked about when schools are 27:35 presumably going to go back but as a 27:38 stay in South Korea is no longer the 27:40 second in the world for most cases we 27:42 are in at present and the so on the top 27:44 five were number five but us is climbing 27:47 high to bump us off probably within the 27:49 next couple days introduction of new 27:52 testing yeah 27:54 South Korea test people at the fastest 27:58 rate in the world yep and and that's 28:00 helped keep the fatality rate low so and 28:03 it's because they track people I mean 28:04 like I this is something that's been 28:06 interesting I've talked to a couple of 28:07 people about it we're probably gonna 28:08 bring that up sorry but okay so one of 28:10 the things that South Korea does is if 28:12 somebody test positive for the virus 28:13 they go through all of their public 28:14 records and some of their private 28:16 records as well things like cell phone 28:17 usage though Wi-Fi and what is it what's 28:20 it called GPS on the cell phone they 28:22 look at all the records for your bank 28:24 card to find out where you were and then 28:26 they go back and backtrack and sterilize 28:28 the places where you were and also let 28:30 people in you're in the neighborhood 28:32 know that an infected person was there 28:34 so then all of those people are 28:37 encouraged to go get tested and because 28:38 it's free or low-cost things are much 28:41 easier but at the same time I've always 28:44 thought well wasn't that a negative 28:46 personal privacy and everybody who have 28:49 asked here all of the Korean 28:50 people who I've asked just like well 28:51 they're not actually giving out personal 28:53 information they're just saying that it 28:55 is that somebody who was infected with 28:57 that XYZ place and there's so many 28:59 people here it's very difficult to know 29:02 but there is a funny example have you 29:04 heard of this but so there was a guy who 29:06 apparently went to the red-light 29:08 district and used his card and his 29:10 information and because all of the 29:12 information of where he was was kind of 29:16 put out people were in the area we're 29:17 able to piece together who it was who 29:19 did this and he's probably gonna get a 29:21 divorce yeah but so since then they've 29:25 kind of backed up on some of the details 29:27 so they'll say things like a convenience 29:29 store in the area as opposed to the 29:31 convenience store at XYZ apartments so 29:34 it's kind of an interesting thought yeah 29:37 in an interesting system it's been 29:39 extremely effective I don't know about 29:41 you but I feel really safe here I'm not 29:43 no really worried about totally if I 29:45 catch the virus I know I'll have the 29:46 really good treatment and I'm not that 29:48 worried about catching it because 29:49 everybody's being very safe very 29:51 cautious but there haven't been any 29:53 draconian pronouncements from above 29:55 right nobody's nothing's been forced to 29:57 be shut down nobody's sure forced to 29:59 stay home but people are making positive 30:00 choices totally sparked this as you said 30:03 just America is a different breed 30:04 completely we are really different we're 30:06 just I think we're not used to being 30:07 taken care of by our government and I 30:09 also were not right and we don't know 30:12 how to demand that either and I also 30:15 think that again we have that frontier 30:18 spirit in us at most of America is still 30:20 rural so a lot of people are still kind 30:22 of in that frontier spirit they're very 30:24 much get off my property most of America 30:26 still rural very much in this this land 30:28 is my land it is not your land kind of 30:30 mentality and that really comes out when 30:33 we when we face a catastrophe but at the 30:35 same time I've heard lovely stories of 30:37 people helping each other communities 30:39 for being people really doing things too 30:41 and that's often coming from the rural 30:43 areas quote-unquote where we tend to 30:45 kind of blame militias on I think it's a 30:47 specific kind of weirdo that does this 30:50 in America but I think that because 30:52 proportionately America such a big 30:54 country 30:54 I think it also it's numerically enough 30:59 to worry about at the same time but 31:00 again don't jump to dystopia go it's not 31:03 that serious we are 31:04 the tail end of this and I can tell you 31:06 from the other side of the coronavirus 31:08 panic it will be okay 31:10 just don't panic okay don't panic don't 31:15 buy all the toilet paper coronavirus 31:16 doesn't cause diarrhea we're okay 31:19 you will not pull yourself to death it's 31:21 also important note that really that 31:23 Korea is far denser much dense in 31:25 exactly anywhere in America so if we can 31:29 get through this precisely but you made 31:32 a great point about not being used to 31:35 the government taking care of us and 31:36 we're not demanding it so I mean again 31:38 you know me the radical it's you know 31:40 crises can be scary but they can also 31:44 birth revolution and not in the sense of 31:47 like voting Bernie but like in the sense 31:49 of actually how we reimagining how we 31:53 see ourselves among our communities how 31:55 we see our government I mean you already 31:57 have conservatives like Mitt Romney like 31:59 hey let's do the CBI thing which is a 32:01 radical idea but Mitt Romney actually 32:03 has a track record of doing that 32:04 occasionally okay he's not this isn't I 32:07 wasn't surprised if any Republican was 32:09 gonna do it it was gonna be Romney okay 32:10 so that's not a huge thing okay you know 32:13 you do it have you ever read anything by 32:14 Adrienne Maria Brown no she's well a 32:16 social theorist I'll call her but she's 32:19 got a great book called emergent 32:20 strategy and in that book she talks 32:22 about having a positive imagination she 32:24 says we're in an imagination battle we 32:26 lack the ability right now to imagine a 32:28 positive future for ourselves and 32:30 sometimes it takes great tragedy to make 32:32 that happen obscene and she uses a lot 32:34 of the work of Octavia Butler the Grand 32:36 Am of science fiction the I think the 32:39 one of well the first black woman to win 32:41 a Hugo Award the second is NK jemisin 32:44 the heir to her throne but she Octavia 32:47 Butler her famous parable series is 32:50 about a dystopic America who ironically 32:53 enough the president of America in those 32:56 books his slogan is make America great 32:57 again which is creepy but interesting 33:00 because she died long before Trump ever 33:02 was a thing and these books were written 33:04 in the 80s and 90s anyway so in this 33:08 book there's a huge kind of dystopic 33:10 event America is devastated but out of 33:12 that comes a positive imagination on up 33:15 for a better future 33:16 now I've already 33:18 this is not a dystopia put the gun down 33:20 stop buying all the toilet paper you 33:23 don't need to eat dog food yet just stay 33:24 in your house listen to music read a 33:26 book chill make community but this kind 33:29 of event like you said can create a 33:31 positive imagination we can see how 33:33 things should be better and we can begin 33:35 to enact that and that I think is where 33:37 our our focus needs to be politically 33:40 absolute socially in terms of justice 33:42 and in terms of policy yes I mean slowly 33:46 all across the world we're seeing these 33:48 structures kind of Bend they talk about 33:51 forgiving the student death is just talk 33:53 about this ubi let's talk about many 33:55 things 33:55 freezing rent or lowering it all you 33:57 know all kind of things that we thought 33:59 oh we can't do that but now that the 34:02 system is really being strained we're 34:04 seeing how false these things really are 34:07 right I think that you know as we're 34:10 sitting in our houses well not me 34:12 because I'm going out sometimes not a 34:14 lot but you know as we as we're self 34:17 isolating etc yeah um while you're 34:21 sitting and if you're thinking and if 34:22 you if you're I this is my challenge to 34:25 you I'll blow it up listeners and other 34:26 other folk my challenge is while you're 34:29 sitting and you're thinking the minute 34:30 you start to panic the minute you start 34:32 to have these feelings of worry and 34:34 dystopia and you start thinking oh my 34:37 god Rick Grimes where is he I need him 34:39 help or you know you start reenacting 34:41 seeing some World War Z in your living 34:43 room before you get to that point or 34:44 when you feel like you're getting to 34:45 that point I want you to stop and think 34:47 how can I take this positive imagination 34:49 how can I take these things that I want 34:51 to see change what can I do 34:53 realistically once this is over what can 34:56 I do to make these things reality that's 34:59 my challenge to you a lot of listeners 35:01 by the way I don't know if any of y'all 35:03 do this but my side job is I'm a social 35:05 justice lecturer and I 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Bandcamp and they will be 36:43 getting a hundred percent of the profits 36:44 because band campus as my friend calls 36:47 them the world's greatest reqest though 36:49 so I love being mm-hmm love band camp 36:53 yep I get a lot of my like hip-hop 36:55 Ishmael's off there all the time yeah 36:57 and also there's a lot of sorry keep 36:59 going there's a lot of really 37:00 interesting social initiatives the 37:03 Chickasaw Nation is doing free lunches 37:04 shoutout to my indigenous people 37:07 the Chickasaw Nation is doing free 37:09 lunches that in every city I know in 37:11 Denver in Albuquerque in Seattle there's 37:13 do a search online there's a lot of 37:17 initiative for people who need help are 37:19 signing up to ask for it people who can 37:22 give help are giving help there's a lot 37:24 of initiatives for students for teachers 37:26 to help students online people are 37:28 donating their time their resources 37:30 we're kind of being a bit extremist 37:33 ourselves and talking about Americans 37:35 getting guns which is true but there's a 37:36 lot of other good stuff happening and 37:38 you can really find that so don't feel 37:41 like you need to panic enact your 37:43 positive imagination find the places to 37:46 find the people who can help okay be the 37:48 change you want to see whomp-whomp okay 37:51 that's real I know but it's a platitude 37:53 but it's a real platitude but okay yeah 37:56 mm-hmm you could either get guns and 37:58 cause chaos or you could search out 38:01 these positive initiatives necessarily 38:03 that could try I'm sure there's a dude 38:04 who is just watching porn hub for 30 38:06 days straight 38:08 I'm sure porn helps cut and kind of 38:10 raids to try premium for wound owes you 38:15 know we were talking about my kita was 38:18 talking about there's like a cronut 38:19 virus themed porn I never got that link 38:24 I don't intend to watch that but I mean 38:26 hey look there are markets and 38:27 everything apparently okay 38:30 mm-hmm Fort Hood next nationally okay 38:33 it's ironic that there's such an anti 38:36 not it's large but there is an anti 38:39 Asian racism out there when it's Asian 38:42 countries showing the world how to fight 38:43 this thing very much so speaking of 38:45 fighting viruses in Asia 38:47 let's move one to Kingdom season two I 39:01 thought the show was it started off 39:05 entertaining enough but like the first 39:08 season it just goes way into WTF 39:11 territory with some of the plot sauces 39:13 and just let you guys know this is gonna 39:14 be a full spoiler discussion so if you 39:17 haven't seen it skip ahead if you don't 39:19 mind the spoilers here we go do you 39:23 wanna start off first or spirit bomb 39:33 charge to be honest I didn't have enough 39:37 time to rewatch season one so I was a 39:39 little confused when this started I 39:41 remember that the zombies were no longer 39:42 active at night and that the zombie 39:45 kings new wife and her family and to 39:47 take over the throne but I forgotten all 39:50 the names of the characters in the 39:51 locations even though I live in Korea 39:53 given the number of characters and 39:55 locations it might as well be Narnia to 39:57 me honestly 39:59 I can't keep track of everyone there is 40:02 a council of elders who wear the same 40:03 uniform that has similar facial hair 40:05 there was a guy who looks like a Korean 40:07 Karl Urban did you catch that dude I did 40:10 not I'll show you pictures later yeah oh 40:12 yeah I really I like the prints 40:14 I like his more athletic Tiger tracker 40:16 dude he was badass I wish he had more of 40:18 a presence but they were just again too 40:20 many characters to juggle also given how 40:23 they ride horses there's never a good 40:25 sense of time in the show mm-hmm 40:28 Korea is small but it's not that small 40:30 but yeah it's just like how far does it 40:32 take to get foreign place for another so 40:33 fast and does anyone sleep no yeah or 40:36 eat yeah yeah all it is is just fight 40:39 fight fight fight fight yeah a fight and 40:41 literally run from one seat yeah I think 40:43 in the first episode they literally ran 40:45 on foot from one place to another in 40:47 city to another okay in this season like 40:50 this whole season they run so much like 40:52 every ten seconds it seems like they are 40:54 running from something or to something 40:55 or running from one city to another city 40:57 and it's just like wow this is like the 41:01 Olympic marathon team oh my gosh good 41:05 group of Tom Cruise's totally because it 41:08 seems like they don't have it's really 41:11 interesting cuz I didn't notice it until 41:12 towards the end of the season and I was 41:14 like oh they're running again like they 41:15 just run everywhere everywhere I want to 41:19 get to some of the crazy stuff in this 41:20 show cuz honestly the basic plot is 41:22 really not that important to me I would 41:24 I want to talk about the crazy stuff 41:25 that I thought mmm sit out number one 41:29 just in case somebody is listening who 41:31 hasn't watched it though we should talk 41:32 a little bit about the basic plot 41:33 basically this is a Korean drama but 41:36 it's it's like one of those saga 41:37 historical dramas only it's about 41:39 zombies so you have the old the ancient 41:42 Korean court with all of its formalities 41:44 and frills and fripperies but there are 41:46 zombies coming to eat everybody and of 41:49 course because this is ancient Korea's 41:50 zombies not a concept so these are 41:52 monsters they're never called zombies 41:54 they have a whole separate mythology and 41:58 the way that people deal with them it's 41:59 similar to the concept of zombie but 42:01 it's dealt with a little differently 42:02 because it's very rooted in ancient 42:04 Korean culture so it's a great concept I 42:08 was really excited to see the first 42:10 season and I really liked it in the 42:11 second season 42:13 like you said it has a lot of crazy days 42:15 for anyone whose cures about how they 42:17 become zombies it's more similar to the 42:19 Sony game The Last of Us where the you 42:22 know the ant cordyceps evolved into just 42:26 taking over brains but this is not 42:27 similar yeah or if you're not a console 42:30 gamer like me then it's like the book 42:32 the girl with all the gifts oh yeah 42:36 it's a little different it's a similar 42:39 but it's the the book in the movie are 42:40 really different anyway 42:42 same same idea though okay so yeah let 42:44 me get to a couple things that I thought 42:46 were a while number one it starts with 42:49 my man the the aging badass warrior who 42:52 entered the kingdom and went to lift 42:55 that barrier to allow the Prince to 42:58 escape his zombie dad mmm-hmm he got 43:01 shot dozens of times like looking like a 43:04 piece of Swiss cheese he goes down 43:07 if Indy managed to get back up and with 43:10 his strength he lifts the barrier up 43:13 stumbles in manages to come up with a 43:16 plan to convince the palace that zombies 43:18 exist and told the prince and you're 43:21 like brah this is yeah so you say do you 43:25 watch Korean dramas not at all okay 43:28 i watch a few of them not a lot because 43:30 it's there they tend to be a bit 43:31 repetitive yeah they're amusing but 43:32 there are a little bit repetitive in 43:33 storylines now a lot of the things that 43:35 they do in here are going to be annoying 43:38 to those of us who watch a lot of 43:40 science fiction speculative fiction kind 43:41 of shows including zombie shows because 43:44 it's done in a very kdrama kind of way 43:45 including some of the overdramatic Ness 43:47 so not as dramatic is this next one 43:51 mm-hmm the princes friend who betrayed 43:55 him he gets shot with an arrow but not 43:58 in a vital place okay he fights some 44:01 soldiers ponta pumped up on adrenaline 44:02 and beats most of him swing in the arm 44:04 which he got shot right he gets stabbed 44:08 through the stomach and right as he gets 44:10 up he's shot with five more arrows 44:12 freezing the frame there was at least 44:14 one lung punctured maybe even multiple 44:16 times spines probably hit he goes down 44:20 finally barely has the strength to tell 44:23 the nurse to go then 44:26 cuts back later the students had gotten 44:28 up and walked would trees okay I would 44:31 say miles I would say mm-hmm I would say 44:33 he walked about 200 meters to this tree 44:37 right he goes down and get either way he 44:39 went he went into the woods it was we 44:41 got only yeah he goes down and so for me 44:44 I guess oh the prince will find him dead 44:46 and cry noob this dude is still alive it 44:50 has the strength to apologize to the 44:53 prince and tell him the plot points he 44:55 needs of course to keep going of course 44:57 but again that's a very kdrama style 44:59 there was very Korean drama style it's 45:01 ridiculous but it's very much in the 45:03 style it's like a very it's over-the-top 45:06 Korean drama it was yeah super extra 45:09 mm-hmm he was like the other Prince's 45:12 like hey what hey he's like oh hey man 45:16 I'm sorry mess up your highness I I'm so 45:21 stupid but by the way there's like a lot 45:24 of pregnant women in this place 45:26 I think the Queen's plan on some there 45:28 you should go check that out bro 45:31 oh my wife's there too by the way um by 45:36 the way I have some like picture Scrolls 45:39 under the bed and yet you to take care 45:41 of that for me that'd be that'd be 45:43 that'd be great man yeah it's really 45:47 straight it was and and I'm talking 45:49 quick but it was like he would talk and 45:52 then put his head down and then pop back 45:54 up and just keep talking my dude just 45:58 there was a death scene but then a lot 46:02 of the death scenes were really drawn 46:03 out like that like they wanted to to 46:05 know that these people were dead another 46:07 thing that was interesting I don't know 46:08 if you noticed this but everybody had 46:10 like magic ears cuz there are a lot of 46:12 scenes where people would be talking 46:13 about some but something whispering 46:15 about something in a room and then 46:16 somebody else would walk in and just 46:17 continue the conversation from where 46:19 they ended and I'm like how did you know 46:20 what they were talking about when he how 46:21 do you know what's going on I want to 46:24 talk about that that a final battle at 46:27 the frozen lake mmm 46:29 but before we get there remember when 46:30 they they cut their hands and a 46:33 primitive that the zombies turned into 46:34 Wolverine because they can just smell 46:35 blood that easily but anyway they cut 46:38 their hands they can still hold 46:40 swords of course and fight this big 46:42 horde of zombies the that cowardly choke 46:45 clan guy fought a zombie and it vomited 46:48 liters of blood on his face in his mouth 46:51 he didn't get sick at all he just God 46:54 and cried yeah that whole plan though 46:56 the minute that they started shooting 46:58 arrow the fiery arrows into the little 47:00 house in the middle of the lake I 47:01 thought what y'all gonna do so you're 47:03 gonna shoot the ice and then you are 47:05 also going to drown I don't understand 47:07 what this is meant to do there was it 47:09 seemed like a very counterproductive 47:10 plan 47:11 there was this whole theme of kind of 47:12 sacrifice going through this season 47:14 which really didn't work I think the way 47:16 it was meant to neatly agree and there's 47:18 one at the very end that we definitely 47:20 talked about but yeah like yeah using 47:22 the guns to shoot through metres of ice 47:25 just seemed like an extremely stupid 47:28 idea and then when that wasn't enough 47:30 the Prince decided to punch the ice 47:32 himself multiple times and he slams a 47:35 zombie into an it finally breaks we got 47:38 to rewind that because almost all the 47:40 warriors were taken down by multiple 47:42 zombies so I just find it ridiculous 47:44 that they all fell into the water 47:45 without any serious body injuries they 47:48 all just fell into freezing cold water 47:50 for a decent amount of time and got out 47:53 of it without freaking out about it they 47:55 just kind of just put their hands up on 47:57 the ice ax 47:57 yeah the one big guy says yeah well they 48:00 have that whole thing we're like okay 48:02 this is the thing I was actually talking 48:04 to a friend of mine who is Korean about 48:06 this late last night because we were 48:07 both like what is this nonsense right 48:09 and so apparently these aam be the 48:12 zombie virus isn't really a virus it's a 48:14 worm right and the worm hates water and 48:16 fire right but not hot water for some 48:19 reason only it doesn't make any sense 48:20 but so I just thought wait a minute it's 48:22 a worm that hates water so the first 48:24 rainy season everybody's gonna be fine 48:26 what are you talking about so like they 48:27 when they're submerged in water 48:29 mmm the worms just like wiggle out of 48:31 their bodies and then they're fine what 48:33 I was very confused by that so then they 48:36 go in this so there they fall in the ice 48:37 water the worms come out of their bodies 48:39 and then they kind of come out and they 48:40 don't even seem to understand what's 48:42 happened the guy just says how did we 48:43 survive that and then they go on to the 48:45 next thing right cowardly guy and they 48:47 also don't acknowledge that the prince 48:48 probably destroyed his hand trying to 48:50 punch a lady yeah and okay the first guy 48:52 that they do this whole submerging the 48:53 into water to get rid of the zombie 48:55 worms yeah he had his face bitten off so 48:58 worms are no worms he should not be 49:00 walking around and able to talk and like 49:02 and this was this was the Joseon era I 49:04 don't care how good traditional Asian 49:07 medicine is that's an infection and 49:09 you're going to die and he's dead right 49:10 yeah it was like he was covered up he 49:11 was just walking around like exactly 49:13 yeah he just had this giant open wound 49:15 on his face and he's walking around 49:16 running his face ridiculous yeah it 49:19 doesn't make a lot of sense it was very 49:21 dramatic and there's a lot of great 49:22 visual moment oh yes like it's really a 49:24 beautifully put together sir I thinks 49:26 he's as well spurred it was mostly 49:28 better to me it was but it's because the 49:30 story hung better so the moment the 49:31 beautiful moments mattered more okay 49:33 yeah but for this one it's I mean it's 49:35 all right but it was it had some 49:36 beautiful moments but the story was just 49:38 it was just kind of dull and then like 49:40 you said nobody really had much of a 49:41 personality everybody was kind of 49:43 OneNote tropes like you had a rifle guy 49:45 and cowardly guy an old guy and the 49:48 prince who was very steady real prince 49:50 me a hero Prince man exactly how do you 49:52 feel about the baby being bidden only 49:54 once by the horde of zombies yeah I when 49:57 yeah that was weird because I thought oh 49:59 well that baby just got munched on but 50:00 apparently they were like oh I don't 50:02 like the taste I don't like the taste is 50:04 too fresh monster yeah yeah I understand 50:10 if a horde of zombies are just sitting 50:12 upon a baby wouldn't they just tear that 50:14 thing to pieces 50:14 you'd think cuz they turned they tore 50:16 the quell no they didn't she was she got 50:18 up as a zombie which is stupid I mean I 50:19 it was dumb I I really hated the Prince 50:22 of decision to what that kid were in the 50:23 country - yeah I'm like he felt guilty 50:27 about killing a zombie dad it really 50:29 just didn't make sense whatsoever yeah I 50:31 think also just they were clearly trying 50:34 to set it up for a season three but they 50:36 did it in a way where like now I don't 50:37 really okay so the first season was all 50:39 about setting up the concept the second 50:41 season should have had a story that hung 50:42 together on its own but it seemed like 50:43 they were just setting up more concept 50:45 in order to have a season three right 50:47 and now I'm not interested in season I 50:48 told ya like that Prince had every ounce 50:52 of clout to do whatever he wanted 50:54 because he saved the country from this 50:56 infection did he forget that that baby 50:58 was stolen from his homies mother 50:59 exactly like that's not even his blood 51:02 relative it's his homies yeah it's 51:04 exactly it's his homies boy and now she 51:06 certainly 51:07 she can't even like her child I'm like 51:11 dude why did you make this choice I 51:12 completely admit I thought she died and 51:15 then when I saw her at the end I'm like 51:16 this is gonna cause problems later she 51:20 knows that's her kid yeah man mmm and 51:24 then of course he's off wearing his 51:27 beard of sorrow and solitude with the 51:28 nurse at his side fighting the zombies 51:30 that still exists even though again the 51:33 first time there's a rainy season all 51:35 the worms flood out of everybody and 51:36 everybody's fine I mean yeah but yeah 51:39 also I completely forgot that all of 51:41 this started with cannibalism and it 51:43 made me uncomfortable in the first 51:44 season oh right but it really made me 51:46 uncomfortable when they called back to 51:48 it so casually in this season it was 51:50 very lucky about that yeah yeah I think 51:54 they foil really good potential and 51:56 waste of the characters yeah I mean 51:58 again it looks great but it just wasn't 52:00 the story wasn't great yeah 52:02 are you enjoying this show so far you 52:05 know I've had a few folks come up to me 52:07 and they asked Oh Brendan how can I get 52:11 into podcasting I hear your podcast and 52:14 it makes me want to try it too I'm glad 52:16 you asked 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birthday shares Abraham Lincoln which is 53:20 not really that 53:21 February the 12th well okay yeah I'm 53:25 with Jeremy Irons oh cool Adam West 53:28 interesting mm-hmm and Hermione Granger 53:33 is that her name no no in the actual 53:37 like universe day is September night Oh 53:41 interesting and for the Knauer to a fans 53:44 out there 53:45 okay anyway let's I'm totally nerd out 53:48 here that's it yeah you know if you're 53:50 old enough to remember Exhibit C this 53:53 came out at the end of 2009 the same 53:56 year that Barack Obama got inaugurated 53:58 or it was inaugurated Exhibit C hinted 54:01 at the rise of an amazing MC maybe a new 54:04 king of wrath signaling a new era in rap 54:09 then it was paired with that trailer for 54:11 a boondocks season 3 the following year 54:13 you get a trailer 54:14 I do yeah I remember that season too so 54:16 yeah we were all mmm it's been 11 54:20 years y'all and this is his first studio 54:23 album isn't jeez we've only gotten some 54:26 singles verses and a few rants but not a 54:29 full project he even disc ended Lamar 54:31 after he released to pimp a butterfly is 54:34 saying Kendrick would tell you himself 54:36 he couldn't body me Kendrick is my son 54:38 Kendrick is my baby 54:40 Kendrick wishes he could be me this 54:42 seems like that seemed like such a 54:43 one-sided beef I mean Kendrick wasn't 54:45 come in for Jay Electronica no is he not 54:47 not before that mm-hmm after yeah but I 54:50 mean he was just you know what it I 54:53 could be wrong but on the 2013 control 54:57 song I want to say Kendrick was calling 54:59 out everyone oh but not in the sense of 55:01 like it was more of like a gentlemanly 55:04 like let's just be better I don't think 55:06 he was like yeah exactly I just kind of 55:09 felt like Jay Electronica said all that 55:11 and Kendrick was somewhere were like 55:12 whoo well you say that but it is 55:15 believed that KDOT responded to him on 55:17 track 7 on untitled a master that came 55:21 out 2016 after reading the Wikipedia 55:23 entry on Jay yeah it's in it he says you 55:26 ninjas fear me like you fear God you 55:29 sound frantic I hear panic in your voice 55:31 you know the mechanics of making your 55:33 choice and right in your bars before you 55:35 poke out your chest loosen your bra 55:36 before you step out in line and dance 55:38 with the star I can never end a career 55:40 if it never starts ouch okay fair enough 55:43 yeah J leg apologize soon after good 55:46 because really you don't start fights 55:48 with folks you can't be hmm now a 55:52 written testimony has released on title 55:55 and I have to say I was pretty 55:58 underwhelmed yeah I was listening to it 56:03 and I thought you know is it technically 56:06 proficient yes yes is it culturally 56:09 significant yes is it enjoyable is it 56:12 though absolutely not is it culturally 56:15 relevant I think it is but not to me 56:17 that's the thing like the whole time I 56:18 was listening I mean there's this it 56:20 reminded me very much of the reason why 56:23 as a woman and as a blur and as a black 56:25 woman sometimes I can't really there's a 56:28 lot of hip-hop that I'm like this I'm 56:30 sure this is good but it's not for me so 56:32 I mean that was kind of how I felt I 56:34 feel like if that album had come out 56:36 when I was 25 and everybody was very 56:38 much into focus and consciousness and 56:42 its inception and you know folks were 56:45 very much trying to reclaim a positive 56:47 pop culture ideal of blackness that 56:49 would have been I would have been way 56:52 more interested but it just it was very 56:54 much like an outtake it was like the 56:57 album you get in a remember how record 57:00 stores used to do those those two four 57:01 packages buy the album you wanted there 57:04 was another one attached this was like 57:05 the album that would have been attached 57:06 to dead prez let's get free it and I 57:11 want to get to like just jay-z's 57:13 presence but it felt like EJ like was 57:15 like yo I'm broke like help me carry 57:17 this album so I can like just get some 57:20 money from me in the family it it feels 57:23 like a mixtape he should have put out in 57:25 2010 because opposed to waiting 11 years 57:28 to put out half of himself in this 57:30 record right yeah exactly and you know I 57:32 kept thinking every time jay-z opened 57:35 his mouth I kept thinking jay-z's almost 57:36 50 he might be older than 50 now 57:38 actually but I kept thinking oh he's 57:40 almost 50 like I've never thought of 57:41 jay-z as old but this I did feel that 57:43 way listening to them know what's 57:45 interesting yeah I told you that I 57:46 shared with Jay Electronica yeah 57:49 JZ shares a birthday with my mother oh 57:52 that's interesting you all should do a 57:53 mixtape it probably would be better than 57:55 this undoubtedly well you know I'll tell 57:58 that how come but yes is first off man 58:00 jay-z is on this way too much there's 58:02 only one song where jay-z isn't rapping 58:06 on it and that's beside the intro right 58:08 there's no one on it yeah like how can 58:10 you call this a J like album especially 58:12 after 11 years of waiting in yeah 58:15 you're on half the half the record 58:17 exactly it feels like they should have 58:18 given themselves and like be like black 58:20 star like yeah and most of all what's 58:24 his name now not mos def were like Kanye 58:28 and Kid Cudi yeah exactly 58:30 kids he goes I just do that right yeah 58:32 but even with that there there isn't a 58:34 good back and forth or chemistry or 58:37 focus like wash at throne it sounded 58:38 like they recorded in completely 58:40 different cities in completely different 58:41 studios with completely different 58:43 producers there's a there's a specific 58:45 song where feels like Jay Z's just 58:48 rapping from like it was it on needle 58:50 drop he said it sounds like he's rapping 58:53 through a videogame headset yeah it does 58:56 sound like even the mixing was off 58:57 exactly yeah hope is rapping about 58:59 wealth and droppin some jewels here 59:01 there he sneaks in some lines about 59:03 criticism of how he's not selling out to 59:06 the NFL saying he's rich why would he 59:08 need to do that well I mean a lot of 59:09 capitalists sell out people for more 59:11 money 59:11 like that's just kind of whatever but 59:12 right and this was one of the points I 59:14 was like jay-z's almost 50 years old 59:15 like I just kept thinking jay-z is kind 59:17 of it was just two middle-aged black men 59:20 talking about themselves to themselves 59:21 yes however long that album is and they 59:25 that kind of forty me playing up the 59:27 fact that they are from the hood as 59:29 though they're still live there and they 59:30 clearly don't it was just very 59:32 disconnected and very again culturally 59:35 significant in that okay this is these 59:38 are old rappers who are still rapping 59:40 and showing that this art form can 59:42 belong to middle-aged people but it's 59:46 not for me it wasn't it didn't have any 59:49 and real value you don't have to be a 59:51 woman to not appreciate it I I agree I 59:53 mean you know Jay Lake is still 59:54 happening the same Noy themes he started 59:57 decade ago it sounds stale you said he's 60:01 good he's a good technical 60:02 rapper but he's not talking about 60:03 anything that really speaks to the human 60:05 experience maybe it does but just not 60:08 mine and I guess that's what I kept 60:10 thinking like this is not for me there's 60:11 probably somebody there's some dude 60:13 sitting at a corner store in 60:15 Philadelphia right now who's loving this 60:17 but and that's not me I think it just it 60:20 goes back to the lyrical miracles 60:22 Bueller raps of just being technical 60:24 further for the sake of ya and 60:26 sprinkling a little like Hotel Nation of 60:29 Islam flavors in there and for some 60:32 folks that's all you need yeah totally 60:33 even if you're gonna go into Islam you 60:35 know Yasiin Bey is a Muslim and Talib is 60:38 I believe a Christian I could be wrong I 60:40 don't actually know maybe even twenty 60:45 years ago when they released Black Star 60:46 in black on both sides and train of 60:49 thought they were so much deeper than 60:51 this yeah and I think that it helps that 60:53 they were without any sort of weird 60:55 Franco I don't want to call the NOI a 60:57 weird fringe group but they kind of are 60:59 and you know they were they were without 61:03 sort of a specific I don't know Jay 61:05 Electronica 61:06 comes across as a little bit hotel on 61:07 this record absolutely that that's so 61:10 important yeah exactly yeah the fact 61:12 that jazz scene Bay is an actual Muslim 61:14 and not a member of the NOI no judgement 61:16 intended but yes judgment happening it 61:19 makes his raps that much deeper and that 61:22 much more culturally accessible even if 61:24 you are not a part of that particular 61:25 culture or religion then Jay Electronica 61:28 who really just sounds like he was 61:29 talking to himself and at the very least 61:31 most intelligents new world water yeah 61:40 there's there's so many statements made 61:42 fear not of man this out the sound was 61:45 just like I'm the best I'm the best I 61:47 come from this mystic place something 61:50 something some it's like that funny 61:51 robot chicken and the Emperor was like 61:54 something something dark side for Jay 61:56 looks like something something Elijah 61:58 the great Honorable Elijah Muhammad 62:00 something something might the Honorable 62:02 Louis Farrakhan something something yeah 62:05 it's lame it's just him sorry it's just 62:07 so soft referential I was disappointed I 62:09 really like Jay Electronica 's older 62:12 mixtapes 62:13 I never listened to whatever that was in 62:14 2009 because I was 62:15 not for me this I was still like not for 62:19 me but I gave it a listen and was like 62:20 yeah I was right sorry 62:22 there were some cool bars and I want to 62:24 go to jay-z's first and again it's like 62:26 jay-z 62:26 out did this dude on his own album you 62:29 speaking on the kingdom you better watch 62:31 your tongue sir 62:32 I send you where you never been you 62:33 forget where I'm from sir that gossip I 62:35 send ballheads 62:36 new gossip out the gun sir I'm breezy 62:39 I'm so brazen I'm Raisin in the Sun sir 62:43 but you know what's funny as much as I 62:45 hated these truncated metaphors that 62:47 people like Lil Wayne and but who is now 62:49 kind of an old head himself Lil Wayne 62:51 and Drake do where they kind of name a 62:53 thing and then name like one word that 62:55 that sums up the idea that much as I 62:58 hated that when it became a trend in rap 63:00 it's become such a standard now that 63:03 these these bars sound old-fashioned to 63:05 me huh yeah like I'm like okay you're 63:08 being way you're giving us way too much 63:10 information here it's interesting the 63:13 last track I liked the course or the bar 63:17 from jay-z I got numbers my phone 63:19 that'll never ring again because all 63:21 odds and called him home so until we 63:24 sing again I got text is on my phone 63:26 that'll never ping again I screenshot 63:28 him so I got him I don't want this thing 63:29 to end I thought was pretty cool for the 63:34 craft he's just not saying anything yeah 63:37 I mean yeah and the production on a high 63:40 thought about it I thought it was a 63:41 little inconsistent yeah I said it 63:44 sounded sometimes especially when you 63:46 had and here's the other thing who went 63:48 and got the dream out of his his his 63:53 section-8 home to see what was that 63:55 about because they sounded that the with 63:57 on the tracks which the three of them 63:59 it's really noticeable and they sound 64:00 like they are again recording in three 64:02 separate studios with three separate 64:04 producers at with three completely 64:06 different concepts of the track and then 64:08 they just get put together and it just 64:10 sounds real disjointed it is like do 64:12 they know each other yeah jay-z's like 64:15 black wealth I'm rich I'll shoot you 64:18 just and you know Jay is just like 64:20 Shabazz Sabah's and Elijah Muhammad and 64:24 yeah exactly yeah yeah it's an earthen 64:27 like what yeah and then the dream is 64:29 just like I don't even know what he's 64:32 doing it's weird there's there's a weird 64:35 song where this woman was singing on I 64:36 think was called Ezekiel's wheel and it 64:39 was like I think it was the most the 64:41 hardest track to get through it was yeah 64:47 it was later on in the in the album so I 64:49 had a really at the point I was like I 64:51 just want to finish yeah I want to get 64:53 done with this um my favorite tracks 64:57 were ghosts of soldiers limb I like that 65:00 beat it was a nice opener it mm-hmm it's 65:05 the way I feel about this album is it 65:06 was like when I start with ghosts of 65:08 soldiers slim I was like okay it's a 65:09 good introduction he's gonna talk about 65:10 how great he is and here's the 65:11 introduction and then we'll do something 65:14 else yeah but as it kept going it was 65:16 like kind of waiting to sneeze and I 65:19 never got that payoff mm-hmm 65:22 but yeah I like ghosts sort of slim I 65:24 like neverending story 65:25 I like the verse of fruits of the spirit 65:27 besides the potential and probable 65:30 anti-semitic line our Heavenly Father 65:32 like Vince staples said we just waiting 65:35 in the water my people out and Flint 65:37 still bathing in the slaughter ice out 65:39 here rippin families apart from the 65:41 border Satan struck Palestine with yet 65:44 another martyr and this is where as you 65:47 said this fringe group cult etc I mean 65:52 you may argue that oh you know maybe 65:54 he's just talking about you know 65:56 Israel's government or something but 65:58 Louis Farrakhan is on this album I was I 66:00 did my expectations were real low the 66:03 minute I heard Louis Farrakhan as doing 66:05 the for introduction basically I wasn't 66:07 expecting a lot lyrically but again it 66:12 just at that point but that happened so 66:13 often in terms of hip-hop albums where 66:15 there's definitely a in intense presence 66:19 for something that just does not is not 66:21 about me myself and I at all that I just 66:24 kind of you know I don't always have 66:26 high expectations and I really didn't 66:27 for this but even so it it certainly it 66:31 was lower than those expectations yeah I 66:34 mean it's like I said I like those old 66:35 mixtapes but this yes 66:36 whatever you could easily find speeches 66:38 from less pragmatic people to feature on 66:40 your albums and he did he added nothing 66:43 to his brothers gonna say that's the 66:44 thing Jay Electronica is a highly 66:46 problematic person himself and that was 66:48 kind of the point of this album in a lot 66:49 of ways you know it's wild one of the 66:51 producers for one of the tracks is 66:53 Jewish The Alchemist so it's kind of 66:56 sting like I wonder what his reaction is 66:57 maybe he had no idea this was gonna be 66:59 incorporated until is it did he produce 67:01 that track and I mean I'm not sure I 67:05 could probably guess which track it was 67:06 if I could listen to it right now he's 67:08 has that that sound but yeah I don't 67:11 roasting well I mean I don't know that 67:14 we necessarily need to get too much 67:16 deeper no no no it wasn't a bad project 67:19 but it definitely wasn't worth the wait 67:20 and it doesn't really hold up to current 67:23 projects from a thematic lyrical or 67:25 production standpoint to me I mean I'll 67:27 never listen to this again true but I 67:29 totally agree with you I may put ghosts 67:31 of sort of slim on my like Serato 67:33 somebody out and like a partier right 67:36 you know whatever poor Jay Electronica 67:38 he thinks he's really important does he 67:40 you know on the I mean I guess I do too 67:42 we have the same birthday for him yes 67:44 listen to me 67:45 no on I think it was the third track 67:48 second track I think it was the song 67:50 with Travis guy I think it wasn't the 67:52 neverending story and he was like 67:54 talking about when I look in the mirror 67:56 all I see is flaws when look into the 67:59 mirror all I see is Mars his daughter 68:01 over there coming to and he was like 68:04 everyone's wait for me to put the album 68:06 out why should I we all just gonna pick 68:09 me apart it's like how that you 68:12 mentioned it I feel kind of sad but at 68:13 the same time yeah come on now don't 68:16 talk exactly don't that's the same 68:18 thing with Kendrick don't start stuff 68:19 don't start none won't be none 68:20 just come out and put out a good album 68:22 and let us love it don't jinx yourself 68:26 yeah I mean Kendrick has talked about 68:28 survivor's guilt and all kind of things 68:31 and anxieties on his on his project in 68:33 made an amazing project like you can do 68:36 this and that has happened in a 68:38 throwaway line yeah like you're an 68:41 artist and you're gonna get criticized 68:43 and especially in a genre that is almost 68:47 fundamentally built off of bravado 68:50 you got to show up bro totally and you 68:52 know I think that that kind of that that 68:55 sort of that comes from self-awareness 68:57 being able to have a realistic and 68:59 healthy understanding of where you are 69:00 in the world 69:01 so Kendrick understands where he is he 69:04 doesn't he's not overinflated or under 69:06 inflated he's very grounded and centered 69:10 within the the cosmos that cosmos of 69:13 hip-hop artists where is Jay Electronica 69:14 is all gas no flame sorry jack yeah 69:20 sorry but you know I was talking to me 69:23 said he actually liked the cell did he 69:24 yeah Wow 69:26 yeah okay I mean hey it's for you yeah 69:29 it's for you yeah leave us comments tell 69:31 us why cuz I mean you you probably are 69:33 more of an expert in this kind of thing 69:34 than I am for certain yeah I mean folks 69:36 tell us do you like this album yeah are 69:38 we wrong are we not seeing it yeah I 69:41 mean maybe that's true cuz I know I'm 69:42 not seeing it whatever it is yeah I've 69:46 seen mediocrity I'm just not seeing it I 69:51 mean it was just like it was literally 69:52 like being a 10 year old girl and 69:55 walking past the group past the the the 69:57 corner store and there's just dudes 69:59 sitting outside and you just want to 70:01 walk past as quick as possible and not 70:02 pay attention to their conversation you 70:04 know they're talking about stuff but you 70:05 do not want to be involved you just want 70:07 to get to where you're going and not 70:08 have them bother you that was how I felt 70:10 yeah totally however I am hoping that 70:15 Donald Glover puts the album he put out 70:17 this past weekend back out it was only 70:19 on his site for about three hours yeah 70:20 that was so much more fun and funky even 70:22 though it included some tracks he'd 70:24 released already it was just a much more 70:26 interesting project and Donald lover 70:27 again is perhaps a problematic person in 70:30 a lot of ways but he's a much more 70:33 creative and interesting musician and 70:34 there's a sense of evolution and growth 70:36 to him I think that mitigates a lot of 70:39 that because you think okay he's 70:40 problematic now but he might not always 70:41 stay that way you get the sense with Jay 70:43 Electronica and jay-z that this is where 70:45 they Envy this is where they stop so 70:47 it's kind of well there's not much more 70:49 you can give to the culture you're kind 70:51 of just recording this point in history 70:52 so that we remember it later on but 70:54 you're not doing anything new anymore 70:56 where's Donald Glover I think still has 70:57 some new in him so and you know that 71:00 that particular album 71:01 again it was only up for three hours who 71:02 knows if it's coming back out 71:04 in its entirety again but I really liked 71:06 it 71:07 I heard maybe like a minute of a song 71:10 and every liked and I'd like to come 71:12 back to it because like it came I think 71:14 you put me on to him and it was right 71:19 around bedtime and I fell asleep yeah it 71:21 was already was already gone 71:22 exactly yeah it was really up for our 71:24 brief moment but it was fun I mean I 71:26 think it was on a loop on the right 71:28 there's about an hour long but the it 71:32 was it's much more of an R&B soul 71:34 project which I think suits him more at 71:36 this again that sense of as evolution he 71:38 can't be childish gambino anymore and i 71:39 think it's significant that this is 71:41 donald glover presents and not childish 71:43 you know sure so he's you know it's it 71:45 just seems like it was an interesting 71:46 kind of step ahead for him I like and I 71:49 really liked it listen to that when it 71:50 comes back out if it comes back out but 71:52 give Jay electronic on this I also want 71:54 to give a shout out to Denzel curry do 71:57 you know him a little bit yeah okay yeah 71:59 he put out in January he put out a 72:04 12-minute mix of like snippets of really 72:08 bangin songs and they're super blur T 72:13 everybody used to do that like early 72:16 2000s everybody was putting out those 72:17 little mini mixes of their album like 72:19 the anticipation would be so huge little 72:22 snippets and yeah he's every project is 72:25 so different Mike I love his bar he was 72:26 like Logan Conan and go ahead and put it 72:29 all together fear no man he has a song 72:32 called Co cheetah in it the chorus is 72:35 like you know power in my palm time to 72:38 make a spirit bomb like he's so nerdy 72:39 and that that that's a banger and then 72:42 the very next month he released a mini 72:44 project with Kenny beats and it's very 72:47 different production from what he's he's 72:49 usually doing and it's a weird video of 72:52 them going through these different 72:54 animations is a story of them trying to 72:56 someone leaked their album and it's and 72:58 they're on a journey to find out who it 72:59 is okay and it's really fun I feel like 73:02 I've seen this it's been curry I mean no 73:08 one at this point like symbolizes 73:11 blurred rap like him and he's so great 73:13 like so yeah shout to him on that you 73:16 like trying to connote let's 73:18 I want to talk quickly about Sony and 73:21 Microsoft did a reveal on their new 73:23 consoles the Xbox series X and the 73:25 PlayStation 5 and you weren't a big 73:28 console gamer not at all yeah I'm very 73:30 much old school because I go for it I 73:37 got a lot of this information from the 73:39 verge so it seems that Sony and 73:40 Microsoft have chosen different aspects 73:42 of their hardware to focus on so Sony's 73:45 big selling point is their custom made 73:47 solid-state drives for the council and 73:49 Microsoft has a more powerful GPU sorry 73:53 time out so this is a learning 73:54 experience for me dude consoles not have 73:56 solid-state drives before prior to this 73:58 they had the standard HDD the revolving 74:04 SSDs for ages Wow that's why PC gamers 74:08 are like no idea Wow okay so yeah Sony's 74:15 new 825 gigabyte solid state is 74:19 potentially a hundred times faster than 74:21 obsession for is that to be that PC 74:24 gamer but how big is this solid-state 74:26 drive 74:27 800 let me let me do the dr. evil okay 74:31 825 gigabytes okay interesting 74:36 yeah all right all right keep going keep 74:37 going this is very this is a new 74:39 learning experience for me I don't do 74:40 consoles at all this is amazing okay 74:42 keep going 74:43 yeah there their goal is to have 74:44 instantaneous game boot ups from the 74:46 home menu little to zero load times and 74:51 even instantaneous streaming an 74:54 important take away the the ps4 took 20 74:57 seconds to load one gigabyte of data 74:59 whereas the PS 5 will take one second to 75:02 load 5.5 gigabytes of data that's a huge 75:06 step up yeah in contrast the Xbox 3 75:09 sec's has a one terabyte hard drive but 75:13 it's not won't be as fast it'll actually 75:14 be half that speed so the loading times 75:17 will be noticeable the engineer the his 75:20 name is Mark 75:20 Kearney cerny gave a little behind the 75:23 scenes inside of how developers make 75:24 these kind of twisty maps in order to 75:27 load the rest right in front of you 75:29 mm-hmm and we all know about cutscenes 75:31 heíd low times with this new SSD 75:34 creators don't have to use these tricks 75:36 and will have more freedom to make 75:37 whatever they want that's interesting 75:39 yeah okay huh 75:41 so I want to move on quickly to 75:42 Microsoft the PS 5 GP was still much 75:46 more powerful than the ps4's but it 75:48 won't be able to output the number of 75:49 teraflops as the Xbox 3 sec's and of 75:53 course you may ask yourself what so 75:55 teraflop of course tara equals trillion 75:58 and flops is an acronym for 76:01 floating-point operations per second 76:03 this refers to the calculations of 76:06 computer processes in a game like 76:08 rendering so Microsoft's council can 76:11 process 12 trillion calculations per 76:13 second in the game right which means a 76:17 lot for graphic said yes absolutely like 76:20 so the new technology that's gonna be in 76:23 on the consoles is rate racing so making 76:27 lighting more realistic in the game and 76:29 sound and how how it how we can hear 76:32 sound the PS 5 can only achieve 10 76:38 trillion compared to the previous gen 76:40 this is still very impressive the the 76:42 ps4 Pro could only do 4.2 and the Xbox 76:45 1x could only do six trillion that is 76:50 interesting ok interesting keep going 76:52 I'm feeling justified in my snottiness 76:55 at this point in time but keep going yes 76:56 ok yes 76:58 so what is having this mini teraflops 77:00 mean for developers and gamers 77:02 this means that developers can create 77:03 bigger more detailed more realistic open 77:06 worlds to explore without worry of 77:08 overworking the council it seems overall 77:11 that the two sims are about the same 77:13 though the PS 5 may almost be 20% less 77:17 powerful like as far as its GPU at the 77:20 end the day it all comes down to the 77:21 game's price and the ecosystem and so 77:23 far both companies have been pretty 77:25 quiet about those aspects even though I 77:27 think halo the halo sequel is gonna 77:29 launch on the Xbox right yeah that's 77:31 pretty cool it's interesting so I mean I 77:33 guess this means that there might be 77:34 some really unique new stuff coming out 77:37 experience who knows what really they're 77:40 gonna have to optimize on both since on 77:43 both systems it's important to know 77:45 that Sonia's GPU is smaller easier to 77:48 cool and it's cheaper to make so the 77:50 console itself may be cheaper yeah I was 77:53 gonna ask I mean how much do these cost 77:54 price hasn't been announced you know 77:56 it's gonna be in the 400 500 yeah range 77:59 I would imagine with this virus and if 78:03 this economic downturn continues who 78:05 knows right yeah what they're gonna do 78:07 it's gonna be an interesting Christmas 78:08 this year I'll say that yeah but yeah 78:12 interesting okay speaking of games what 78:15 you can play right now the resin equal 78:17 three demo is out I'm gonna down with 78:19 that as soon as I get home 78:20 no I'll report on that next week if if I 78:23 have a change of pants etc doom eternal 78:27 comes out on the 20th as does Animal 78:29 Crossing new horizon they still making 78:30 doom games that's wild baby boo did do 78:32 him in 2016 okay and this is the sequel 78:36 which is getting mixed reviews right 78:37 yeah cuz they've been doing a lot of 78:39 doom related stuff in general that movie 78:41 came and was released on Netflix out of 78:43 nowhere I still haven't watched it oh 78:44 the new one yeah I've seen it I haven't 78:47 seen it either it pops up in my 78:48 recommendations all the time and I don't 78:50 really want to watch yeah good right now 78:53 yeah so yeah interesting 78:55 so yeah let's on the comments what you 78:59 all want to see from the PS 5 and Xbox 79:01 series X what games want to see it 79:03 launched are you guys gonna buy doom 79:05 eternal or animal crossing new horizons 79:06 I'm probably gonna buy The Sims 4 cuz 79:11 it's 5 bucks right now is really just 79:16 want to say to the good people out there 79:17 not at all but you know positive 79:18 imagination yes hang in there 79:20 bye play games read books sing songs I 79:23 appreciate the Arts and support the arts 79:24 support us yeah and remember after this 79:27 is all over how much you needed the arts 79:29 within your time of need to keep you 79:31 moving so in other 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