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Life After The Coronavirus – BlerdUp Episode 50

BlerdUp discusses how the coronavirus has affected the entertainment industry & the world at large. BlerdUP also talks Kingdom Season 3, Jay Electronica’s new long-awaited album, and specs on the PS5 and Xbox Series X!


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your host Brendan and I'm joined by Mel
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once again in your state of being self
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quarantined out there we appreciate you
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taking time out to listen to our 50th
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episode it's not like you were doing
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anything else anyway so thank you anyway
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thank you for listening for this long
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you know definitely you are appreciated
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I will say that you will appreciate it
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yeah we've come a long way I went from
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ranting and raving on Facebook to
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interacting with people around the world
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yeah congratulations this is actually
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you've done a lot of hard work to get
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this to where it is so much respect
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thank you thank you can you guess the
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top 5 countries that listen to us the
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most mmm well I'm sure the top two maybe
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not in this order are u.s. and South
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Korea mm-hmm
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probably the UK is in that top five as
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well maybe maybe not depends mmm where
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else Japan perhaps well the last time I
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checked mm-hmm
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you are correct number one is USA number
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two South Korea number three UAE
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oh that's interesting I wonder why Porto
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Rico number four butts the US how does
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it count why does it separately the way
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that the the stats read when I check
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that's that's interesting okay
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Australia I'm fine okay that makes sense
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damn Germany's number six wonder Wow so
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Germany in the UAE are surprised yeah
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I wonder why I actually have a friend
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anyway maybe that the baby
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one yeah they're right Germany
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interesting okay yeah you know so happy
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to keep rocking with y'all we sincerely
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intentionally viewing pop culture
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through a black lens with informed and
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enlightened opinions very well that's
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very kind that's very kind of psychosis
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yeah Wow thank you thank you and Nicki
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have a lot of friends who are blurred
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'he's this podcast is really refreshing
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i absolutely love their film reviews and
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the conversation is always genuine well
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you all thank you for the reviews that's
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that's really nice actually yeah we're
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looking to continue and expand our
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content for y'all like I said before
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cover let us know if you have any ideas
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chop it up with us because we don't know
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everybody I mean we know almost
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everybody cuz it's not that many of us
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here but we don't know everybody so if
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you're around yeah just email me at be
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you at blurred comm be you @ BL ER d . c
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om we have a full schedule of subjects
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we want to cover for the year but
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because of the coronavirus some releases
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and production have been delayed yes and
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the list is getting longer as we speak
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it's I want to start off this segment
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with a tweet from Yale science professor
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and physician Nicholas Christakis who
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said it is hard for many people to
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intuitive
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appreciate exponential growth nothing
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seems to be happening for a long time
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until a lot happens at once
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so the coronavirus is hitting nearly all
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global markets from the LA Times movie
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ticket sales in the USA in Canada last
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weekend or fifty five point three
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million dollars for all films from
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Friday through Sunday marking the
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weakest box-office weekend in more than
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20 years which is interesting because I
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was trying to think what happened 20
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years ago that made the box-office this
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low and I can't put my finger on it what
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happened in 2000 to make this happen
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Battlefield Earth maybe but no it
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actually turns 20 this year I could be
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wrong but yeah pretty sure it turns 20
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this year true but it wasn't that I mean
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it was pretty bad but it wasn't that bad
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I'm just trying to think was there some
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other kotaki I couldn't think of what it
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could have been that would have caused a
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dip like this but maybe I think we just
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go to the movies on a lot more now sure
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and they're and they're more theaters
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just physically more nice around I don't
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know sure okay so we know about some of
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the big news AMC has limited every
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screening of their films 250 people max
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NYC and LA theatres and dining
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restaurants have been shut down by
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executive order South by Southwest and
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eat 303 they've been canceled the NBA
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NHL haven't canceled Disney theme parks
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have been canceled I've been shut down
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Las Vegas has been canceled did you see
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that yeah I saw them yeah that's wild to
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see the strip dark right it's very I am
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Legend and it is did you see that that
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article about in Venice now that people
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are gone the dolphins are coming back
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yeah the waters clear yeah it's kind of
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interesting I guess it away this is sort
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of the universe saying fine you don't
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want to take climate change seriously
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I'm gonna make you right which is a bit
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dark but you know yeah I just can't
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I was telling sky on the on on the
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messenger I can't wait for the disaster
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moves to come out in like three years
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Roland Emmerich is just like doing that
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Birdman rub right now
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no I'm sure although have you seen
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contagion no not yet yeah it's uh it
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came out I want to say I'm a 90s perhaps
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I might be wrong and it's actually
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remarkably similar to what's going on
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now it's interesting to to the point
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where the virus even comes from a bat in
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the pig originally yeah in the market so
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it's actually quite it's honestly it's a
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kind of movie that I don't think you
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could make now because it is so talky
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and it's very scattered and it's very
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you know how you really have to pay
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attention to it and it's not exciting at
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all unless you're really listening but
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it's uh yeah it's an interesting film
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I'll check it out I have a lot of time
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yeah for those who don't know over here
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I haven't taught since February 25th
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okay and I in for now we're not planning
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kaback into April 5th so oh wow yeah
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that's right April 6th is the new start
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date officially four schools in South
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Korea so it was March 23rd you know I
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got pushed back right yeah a lot of
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universities are doing their whole first
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semester online some of them are at
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least doing the first month of the
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semester or moving it back to like April
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30th is flat the latest that I've heard
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fortunately I'm on a sabbatical so it's
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not affecting me personally at all I
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wasn't planning to leave my house for
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the next six months anyway so y'all are
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bowing to my whim thank you however yeah
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it's interesting to kind of hear
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colleagues talk about this and how
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difficult it is and also just what's
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going to happen in the future because
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the students are unhappy because they're
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they didn't sign on for online courses
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right and like my baby sister is it's
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just she's a senior in high school this
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is her last semester your baby brother
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is a senior in high school also yeah so
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it's like it's interesting because
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they're not really having a senior year
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they're not gonna have prom they're not
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gonna have a graduation yeah that's
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really sad all of these all of these
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like final milestones are not happening
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yeah I don't think my sister's all that
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bothered but yeah they're they're
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teenagers right okay yes but yeah but at
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the same time you could kind of tell
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that it's a little bit like there's
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something that's not happening socially
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that needs to for a teenager you need
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something to happen for you to hate on
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but now if if it's purposefully shut
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down then
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yeah I guess yeah I don't know well
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let's get to some of the big delays and
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production halts so there's a big list I
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don't want to go through literally
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everything but there's these are some
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big ones and I got this from indieWIRE
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no time to die
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the last Daniel Craig James Bond film
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hasn't pushed back to November of this
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year was supposed to come out at the
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summer fast nine was slated for this
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year but it will be pushed back to April
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2020
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yeah 2021 I'm sorry yeah you're right
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here's some movies with delayed releases
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and no new date set yet a quiet place is
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supposed to come out this week I believe
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now there's no new date at all right
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yeah Mulan supposed to come out March 27
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yeah and New Mutants is still getting
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its can kick down the road at this point
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everybody in that film is gonna be
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eligible for retirement by the time it
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actually comes out how many times have
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they push this back right right like the
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red carpet for that is gonna be insane
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this is gonna be all these you know
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middle-aged folk just walking out like
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yeah that was me 20 years ago with their
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kids out it's been 84 years anyway yeah
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no kidding anyway here are lists of
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movies and TV shows that have halted
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production outright so all the Marvel
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Plus TV shows and their movies like
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shang-chi the Little Mermaid the home
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alone reboot yes well that needed to
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halt production but moving on there's a
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Peter Pan and windy movie from Disney
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that got the Honey I Shrunk the Kids
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reboot we had no idea that was happening
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and recommends coming back how to retire
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interesting to be to be part of it Wow
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yeah Amazon's Lord the ring series the
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witchery season 2 and pretty much all of
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the film and TV production for Netflix
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USA Canada for at least two weeks
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stranger things the matrix for I didn't
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realize that was still in production I
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thought they'd finished they hadn't
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wrapped it yet oh okay SNL but yeah
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that's understandable live audience and
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all of that yeah the live adaptation of
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Uncharted with Tom Holland and Mark
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Wahlberg
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even know what that is uncharted is a
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PlayStation it's like any of the Jones
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ish fun
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Jurassic world domination
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last week tonight with John Oliver yeah
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the third season of Atlanta yeah
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the Mission Impossible sequel yeah and
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sorry that's cold but yeah I wasn't
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really gonna watch that anyway good
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here's what kind of pointed me the
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romantic comedy lovebirds with Kumail
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I'm sorry Johnny
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yeah you say it yeah you got it and
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either a yeah I thought that was done
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also or is that being pushed back it's
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it's done the release is being delayed
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okay that makes sense so I was we're
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looking forward to this one because you
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know word as blurts it we're very
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focused on black representation but I
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think Middle Eastern people are
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constantly left out right and honestly
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also interracial romance that isn't
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black and white because I don't think I
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mean yeah it's funny because when you
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say that I mean it's not like I walk
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around saying I'd interracially I don't
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but when people when people find out you
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do they assume that you date white
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people and that is not always the case
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well I would say in America it's you
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state a white person whereas in Korea
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it's more you're probably I guess if
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you're a man if you're a woman though
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it's different interesting okay
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yeah but yeah I was we're looking
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forward to this one so hopefully it
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comes out sooner than later yeah corona
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is it's bringing the world to its knees
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yeah and it's interesting because okay
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we've been living with this for so long
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like for me it was interesting because I
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mean we've been thinking about this
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since January really this has been an
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issue in Asia for quite some time now
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but it feels like it just hit the West
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in the past two weeks or really yeah two
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weeks like really quickly hmm and now
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because there's so much English medium
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so much more English medium media
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English medium news about coronavirus
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and everything I feels like you're
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hearing about it so much more and then
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people we know we're starting to finally
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think about it like I heard nothing from
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anybody well now I heard from a couple
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of my British people but I didn't hear
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anything from anybody until it became an
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issue in the US and all of a sudden
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everybody's like you should come home
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and I'm like tell what we're almost done
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over here well let's not say all that
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we're definitely on the downward yeah
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cuz I mean I was talking to a bunch of
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my former students who are Chinese
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yesterday and a lot of them are going
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back to work next week yeah schools are
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still shut down and they will be until
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April but you know China slowly starting
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to pick back up again work we're really
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coming out of it here I think I've not
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mistaken mm-hmm the past several days
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there have been under a hundred new
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cases day know until today which has
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gone back up to triple digits which
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sucks because there's a new cluster and
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a church yeah yeah I was talking to
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somebody I know who lives in Ulsan which
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is a city it's cleared new Busan so it's
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about three hours south of Seoul and she
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was super pissed off I said how are you
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doing it just at all you know these
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churches won't stop but I'm like yeah
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yeah
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okay so won't stop yeah exactly I guess
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they really believe in healing power
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that's nice but stop spreading it to
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everybody else right we're waking up to
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new cancellations and rises in
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infections every day Tom Hanks got it II
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just elbow got it right yeah definitely
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all that melanin keeps the virus away is
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is canceled like everything else right
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yeah there's a senator who said one of
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their staffers were participative so now
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it's an it's in the US Capitol right
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yeah the president Raziel has it
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Trump may have it Trump got a lot of
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stuff I don't know if the rona has any
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place to land but he needs to land
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finance prices it may really kill a
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Chancellor's reelection
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no matter how bad Biden is a silver
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lining I guess yeah yeah it's really
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disappointing so watch this well the
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other thing that's interesting about
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this is Americans
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really different man because I it never
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occurred to me to think that this was
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some sort of weird conspiracy theory or
15:38
anything but I keep seeing posts for
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people that I personally know who are
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like well I don't know anybody who has
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the corona virus I think it's just the
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government and I'm like yo yo hey guess
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what I live right next to China it's
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real stay your butt home right like it's
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these really interesting we're really
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different like the whole panic buying
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and how Americans are buying guns and
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Italians are singing to each other from
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balconies right and Americans are buying
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more guns and toilet paper right it's
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real weird we are a really different
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kind of people to be a developed country
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different breed man we are I mean that's
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great sometimes but I don't know if it's
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great in times of catastrophe we all
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have that frontier spirit in us still
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don't we it's like we we may jazz yeah
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then we're like we won't yeah yeah yeah
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I don't want to spend too much time on
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politics today but one thing that I am
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afraid of is how authoritarian
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governments may become in the face of
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these crises as blurs there are plenty
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of comic books and stories movies TV
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shows where these things happen
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V for Vendetta yeah not saying that the
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government made this virus to gain more
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power but they can take advantage of
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these things right crime think CRI M e
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th i NC has a great article called
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against the corona virus and the
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opportunism of the state and i want to
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read an excerpt that I really liked and
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I want you all and I want you all to
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think about it from one side our lives
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are threatened by a new virus from the
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other side our freedom is menaced by
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nationalists and authoritarians intent
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on using this opportunity to set new
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precedents for state intervention and
17:31
control if we accept this dichotomy
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between life and freedom we will
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continue paying the price long after
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this particular pandemic has
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past at this point the strategy of the
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authorities is not aimed at protecting
17:47
people from the virus so much as
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controlling the pace at which it spreads
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so that it doesn't overwhelm their
17:54
infrastructure as in so many other
17:56
aspects of our lives crisis management
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is the order of the day our rulers don't
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intend to preserve the lives of everyone
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affected by the virus
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they already wrote off concern for the
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destitute long before this crisis began
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rather they are determined to preserve
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the current structure of society and
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their perceived legitimacy within it
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well that's a very valid point yeah that
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wording and that presentation without
18:23
any call to action is exactly why
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Americans are buying guns instead of
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singing songs to each other off the
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balconies it's true it's again it's a
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very good point it's a very good set of
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facts and analysis but there needs to be
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I this is my beef with a lot of this
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stuff that comes out of American
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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
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little bit later today that same website
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has another article it is titled
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surviving the virus but we'll get to
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that a little bit later I just want to
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present some examples then and you've
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already talked about how Americans are
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going crazy buying these guns but
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looking at the government now the US
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government pumped what 1.5 trillion
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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
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course and then some yeah there's a
19:19
growing campaign to forgive that debt
19:21
congressman Katie Porter had to fight
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tooth and nail to get the CDC to waive
19:26
fees for coronavirus testing but but
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treatment is not free yep very expensive
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yeah
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and once this crisis is over the health
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care system will go back to the status
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quo leaving millions uninsured or
19:38
underinsured money and resources will
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largely stay in the hands of the elite
19:43
few and at the poor middle class Mitt
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Romney Mitt Romney yeah has proposed
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$1,000 ubi a month for citizens Bernie
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proposed 2,000 the idea is getting
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action but it certainly won't pass
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before it Trump's near trillion-dollar
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stimulus like Obama's and it will more
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likely more likely go to Wall Street
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than working people yeah of course
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because that well yeah because that's
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who pays for campaigns and that who
20:11
that's who actually puts their money
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where their mouth is in a very literal
20:13
sense group but again I these are these
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are great points but we I think that if
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we are going to think in this direction
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we also need to talk about how we're
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going to what are we going to do like
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how do we continue in a point where we
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do not wind up screwing ourselves over
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because of this situation I think the
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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
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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
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think it's more of a concern in in
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developing countries I for example
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Vietnam right now has done a wonderful
20:56
job handling the virus but I'm looking
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at some of their that Purdon's the
21:02
pronouncements that have happened and I
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do wonder what's going to happen
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afterwards especially when it comes to
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freedom of movement in and out of
21:08
Vietnam I have a friend who she's
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Vietnamese right there and her husband
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is not but I have been kind of asking
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her and she's not necessarily concerned
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but we have talked about that same for
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China as far as freedom of movement goes
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there's a lot of really interesting
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things happening in countries that are
21:25
not already developed if that makes any
21:30
sense or the countries that are
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developing oh you can totally right but
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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
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police have invaded refugee centers
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France has followed Italy with military
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lockdowns for the next 15 days you
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literally have to print out papers to
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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 also teach
35:06
cultural studies so imma stop preaching
35:08
now but you know that brought a little
35:09
of the nerd out of me so let's keep
35:11
going and on that subject why your self
35:15
quarantine yourself besides listening to
35:16
our great content we recommend just as
35:19
you said self-improvement imagination
35:21
marquita shared a great article from
35:23
free code camp org
35:26
that lists courses from Ivy League
35:28
schools that you can take free you can
35:30
find courses on
35:31
science data science programming
35:33
humanities business art and design
35:35
science social sciences health and
35:38
medicine engineering mathematics
35:39
education and teaching and personal
35:42
development right I have to say the
35:44
academic and arts communities have
35:46
stepped up there's so much beautiful
35:47
free content follow us we're sharing a
35:50
but we'll follow blurred up we're
35:51
sharing a bunch of rather Brendon is
35:52
because I'm not but also follow my page
35:55
equal opportunity reader I'm sharing a
35:57
lot of free ebooks there's a lot of free
35:59
content if you want the Haymarket link
36:00
that's up on equal opportunity reader
36:02
right now Netflix is doing yep exactly
36:05
Netflix is doing watch parties Erykah
36:07
Badu's doing a free one dollar streaming
36:09
concert Marv Crevier if y'all know him
36:11
he's this kind of goofy white dude who
36:13
kind of does all these let this live
36:15
sequencing he's real funny yeah he's
36:17
doing a series of live streaming
36:19
concerts on Facebook there's the art
36:21
band camp right right is well do you
36:25
want to say what's been kept doing okay
36:26
so so band camp right now is doing this
36:29
great thing where they're giving all of
36:30
the profits to the artists so if you
36:32
were worried about your musician friends
36:33
which I am shout out other black y'all
36:35
thinking oh yeah if you are worried
36:39
about your artist friends buy some other
36:41
music on 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
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52:53
wasted potential
52:54
uh-oh the long-awaited album by Jay
52:57
Electronica has come oh yeah we might be
53:03
in agreement on this too I don't know
53:05
maybe maybe what do you think you know
53:09
this is especially personal to me
53:10
because actually Jay electronic and I
53:12
have the same birthday really Wow
53:14
yeah Deveney like famous celebrity
53:18
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 people guys we can't
79:34
survive alone sure all right thank y'all
79:38
for listening
79:38
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79:56
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79:59
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