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Nerd is the New Cool
A Few Good Men: 30th Anniversary

Nerd is the New Cool

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 96:19


"He does think better with that bat." So do we. Enjoy as Justin and Jon discuss the 30th anniversary of A Few Good Men! Royalty Free Music: "8 Bit Win!" By HeatleyBros youtu.be/vX1xq4Ud2z8 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nerdisthenewcool/support

Screenwriting:  From the Trenches
A Talk About Dialog(ue)!

Screenwriting: From the Trenches

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 56:46


CRAFT EPISODE! Rob and Kay get on the mic to have "A Talk About Dialog" (see what we did there?) First about how to spell it, then about how it should be done in your screenplays. We also talk about how Hollywood doesn't -- apparently -- know how to market Viola Davis as a badass, the scientific facts surrounding melanin in (Little) Mermaids, and how a Twitter battle almost brewed into literal fisticuffs. Y'all know how we do! Our Weekly Resource: Google screenplay dialog and you'll get a ton of stuff, but this week's resource from Lessons From the Screenplay on YouTube has a specific example of how to write a battle with words, aptly titled “Writing a Final Battle” using A Few Good Men as it's example. This video has the dual bonus of being of Aaron Sorkin stanning pedigree, so we can't help but to recommend it. Notes From the Episode: Zack's Original Instagram video (for our Twitter Drama Bumper) Zack's Coverfly Song (parodying Pokemon) Rob's YouTube Channel How to Make a Movie for $1000 Zack's Twitter Kay's Twitter Rob's Twitter Email us(!)

Clash Of The Titles
A Few Good Men vs The Firm: Part 1

Clash Of The Titles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 81:33


What's better than one movie based around lawyers in America, starring Tom Cruise? Of course, it's two movies based around lawyers in America, starring Tom Cruise: this week it's 1992's A Few Good Men vs 1993's The Firm!In today's A Few Good Men, we follow the trials and tribulations of this courtroom drama after two U.S. Marines are charged with the murder of a fellow soldier.***Please rate and review us on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your pods. It means a lot and makes it easy for other people to find us. Thank you!*** Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

I Hate It But I Love It
291: A Few Good Men

I Hate It But I Love It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 55:25


This month, it's all Aaron Sorkin films, and we're kicking things off with A Few Good Men! We discuss how this movie takes a lot of artistic license with... everything, Sorkin's signature Woman Problem (TM), and how Kevin Bacon is a truly good lawyer in the face of incompetent everything else. This episode is brought to you in part by Little Spoon. A one stop shop for healthy, easy mealtime and snacktime for your baby, toddler and big kid, delivered right to your door. With kids meals under $6 and baby food and snacks under $3. Get 50% OFF your first order with the code LOVEIT at check out at www.littlespoon.com Today's episode brought to you in part by Nutrafol. Nutrafol helps you take control of hair growth, it is formulated with potent botanicals to help you grow hair as strong as you are. And it's physician-formulated to be one hundred percent drug-free. For free shipping and $15 off head to www.Nutrafol.com and use promo code LOVEIT For hair as strong as you are. Produced by Andrew Ivimey as part of The From Superheroes Network   Visit www.FromSuperheroes.com for more podcasts, articles, YouTube series, web comics, and more.

One Living Word
Judges 7 – A Few Good Men

One Living Word

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 6:01


A Devotional on Judges 7:7 7 And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place. A Few Good Men - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvGX_SKnZng

inDmix Podcast
A Few Good Men on the inDmix Podcast S3 Ep 3

inDmix Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 30:46


@afewgoodmenhtx @afgmdame of A FEW GOOD MEN on the inDmix Podcast sharing a bit if their story in the industry. Recoreded @afrovibesradio Sponsored by @grandmarnierusa @candysinye Directed by @elliotguidry

Dr. Bond’s Life Changing Wellness
EP 223 - When the Rain Stops: We Can Break the Cycle of Destructive Behaviors

Dr. Bond’s Life Changing Wellness

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 45:26


We are here today to talk with John Callas about his very personal memoir “When The Rain Stops”. A must read if you have been traumatized, abandoned, battled depression and/or ever had thoughts of suicide and even attempted it.   John Callas is a veteran writer/director/producer in the entertainment business and was the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company. He was even at the beginning of the MTV launch making music video history.    John was awarded ‘Best Concept' for Glenn Frey's “Smugglers Blues”, produced music videos for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and probably one of the most iconic music videos of all time, and my favorite, Sammy Hager's “I Can't Drive 55”.     John Callas produced and director many if not the most of the television episodes of Howie Mandel's “Bobby's World”.   As for major motion pictures, John Callas' work can be seen on live action teasers for Ransom (with Mel Gibson), Dennis The Menace (with Walter Matthau), Body Of Evidence, The Golden Child (with Eddie Murphy), Glenngarry Glenn Ross (with Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, a young Alec Baldwin), as well as title sequences For The Two Jakes and A Few Good Men (with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson).

Screaming in the Cloud
Creating Conversations on TikTok with Alex Su

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 33:46


About AlexAlex Su is a lawyer who's currently the Head of Community Development at Ironclad, the #1 contract lifecycle management technology company that's backed by Accel, Sequoia, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. Prior to joining Ironclad, Alex sold cloud software to legal departments and law firms on behalf of early stage startups. Alex maintains an active presence on social media, with over 180,000 followers across Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok. Links Referenced: Ironclad: https://ironcladapp.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-su/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitsalexsu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyitsalexsu/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@legaltechbro TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Honeycomb. When production is running slow, it's hard to know where problems originate. Is it your application code, users, or the underlying systems? I've got five bucks on DNS, personally. Why scroll through endless dashboards while dealing with alert floods, going from tool to tool to tool that you employ, guessing at which puzzle pieces matter? Context switching and tool sprawl are slowly killing both your team and your business. You should care more about one of those than the other; which one is up to you. Drop the separate pillars and enter a world of getting one unified understanding of the one thing driving your business: production. With Honeycomb, you guess less and know more. Try it for free at honeycomb.io/screaminginthecloud. Observability: it's more than just hipster monitoring.Corey: I come bearing ill tidings. Developers are responsible for more than ever these days. Not just the code that they write, but also the containers and the cloud infrastructure that their apps run on. Because serverless means it's still somebody's problem. And a big part of that responsibility is app security from code to cloud. And that's where our friend Snyk comes in. Snyk is a frictionless security platform that meets developers where they are - Finding and fixing vulnerabilities right from the CLI, IDEs, Repos, and Pipelines. Snyk integrates seamlessly with AWS offerings like code pipeline, EKS, ECR, and more! As well as things you're actually likely to be using. Deploy on AWS, secure with Snyk. Learn more at Snyk.co/scream That's S-N-Y-K.co/screamCorey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I've been off the beaten path from the traditional people building things in cloud by the sweat of their brow and the snark on their Twitters. I'm joined today by Alex Su, who's the Head of Community Development at Ironclad, and also relatively well-renowned on the TikToks, as the kids say. Alex, thank you for joining me.Alex: Thank you so much for having me on the show.Corey: It's always been an interesting experience because I joined TikTok about six months or so ago, due to an escalatingly poor series of life choices that continue to fail me, and I have never felt older in my life. But your videos consistently tend to show up there. You are @legaltechbro, which sounds like wow, I hate all of those things, and yet your content is on fire.How long have you been doing the public dance thing, for lack of a better term? I don't even know what they call it. I know how to talk about Twitter. I know how to talk about LinkedIn—sad. LinkedIn is sad—but TikTok is still something I'm trying to wrap my ancient brain around.Alex: Yeah, I felt out of place when I first made my first TikTok. And by the way, I'm known for making funny skits. I have actually never danced. I've always wanted to, but I don't think I have that… that talent. I started posting TikToks in, I will call it—let's call it the fall of 2020. So, after the pandemic.Before that, I had been posting consistently on LinkedIn for, gosh, ever since 2016, when I got into legal tech. And during the pandemic, I tried a bunch of different things including making funny skits. I'd seen something somewhere online if somebody's making fun of the doctor life. And so, I thought, hey, I could do that for legal too. And so, I made one with iMovie. You know, I recorded it on Zoom.And then people started telling me, “Hey, you should get on this thing called TikTok.” And so, I resisted it for a while because I was like, “This is not for me.” But at some point, I said, “I'll try this out. The editing seems pretty easy.” So, I made a couple of videos poking fun at the life of a law firm lawyer or a lawyer working for a corporate legal department.And on my fourth video, I went massively viral. Like, unexpected went viral, like, millions of—I think two million or so views. And I found myself with a following. So, I thought, “Hey, I guess this is what I'm doing now.” And so, it's been, I don't know, a year-and-a-half since then, and I've been continuously posting these skits.Corey: It's like they say the worst thing can happen when you go into a casino and play for the first time is you win.Alex: [laugh].Corey: You get that dopamine hit, and suddenly, well now, guess what you're doing for the rest of your life? There you go. It sounds like it worked out for you in a lot of fun ways. Your skits about big law of life definitely track. My wife used to work in that space, and we didn't meet till she was leaving that job because who has time to date in those environments?But I distinctly remember one of our early dates, we went out to meet a bunch of her soon-to-be-former coworkers at something like eight or nine o'clock in Los Angeles on a Friday night. And at the end of it, we went back to one of our places, and they went back to work. Because that is the lifestyle, apparently, of being in big law. I don't have the baseline prerequisites to get into law school, to let alone get the JD and then go to work in big law, and looking at that lifestyle, it's, “Yeah, you know, I don't think that's for me.” Of course, I say that, and then three days later, I was doing a middle of the night wake up because the pager went off.Like, “Oh, are you a doctor?” And the pager is like, “Holy shit. This SSL certificate expires in 30 days.” It's, yeah. Again, life has been fun, but it's always been one of those things that was sort of, I guess, held in awe. And you're putting a very human face on it.Alex: Yeah. You know, I never expected to be in big law either, Corey. Like, I was never good at school, but as I got older, I found a way to talk my way into, like, a good school. I hustled my way into a job at a firm that I never imagined I could get a job at. But once I got in, that's when I was like, “Okay, I don't feel like I fit in.”And so, I struggled but I still you know grinded it out. I stayed at the job for a couple of years. And I left because I was like, “This is not right for me.” But I never imagined that all of those experiences in big law ended up being the source material for my content, like, eight years after I'd left. So, I'm very thankful that I had that experience even if it wasn't a good fit for me. [laugh].Corey: And on some level, it feels like, “Where do you get your material from?” It's, “Oh, the terrible things that happened to me. Why do you ask?”Alex: That's basically it. And people ask me, they say, you know, “You haven't worked in that environment for eight years. It's probably different now, right?” Well, no. You know, the legal industry is not like the tech industry. Like, things move very slowly there.The jokes that made people laugh back then, you know, 10 years ago, even 20 years ago, people still laugh at today because it's the same way things have always worked. So, again, I'm very thankful that that's been the case. And, you know, I feel like, the reason why my content is popular is because a lot of people can resonate with it. Things that a lot of people don't really talk about publicly, about the lifestyle, the culture, how things work in a large firm, but I make jokes about it, so people feel comfortable laughing about it, or commenting and sharing.Corey: I want to get into that a little bit because when you start seeing someone pop up again and again and again on TikTok, you're one of those, “Okay, I should stalk this person and figure out what the hell their story is.” And I didn't have to look very far in your case because you're very transparent about it. You're the head of community development at a company called Ironclad, and that one threw me for a little bit of a loop. So, let's start with the easy question, I suppose. What is Ironclad?Alex: We're a digital contracting technology that helps accelerate business contracts. Companies deal with contracts of all types; a lot of times it gets bogged down in legal review. We just help with that process to make that process move faster. And I never expected I'd be in this space. You know, I always thought I was going to be a trial lawyer.But I left that world, you know, maybe six years ago to go into the legal technology space, and I quickly saw that contracts was kind of a growing challenge, contracting, whether it's for sales or for procurement. So, I found myself as a salesperson in legal tech selling, first e-discovery software, and then contracting software. And then I found my way to Ironclad as part of the community team, really to talk about how we can help, but also speaking up about the challenges of the legal profession, of working at a law firm or at a legal department. So, I feel like it's all been the culmination of all my experiences, both in law and technology.Corey: In the world in which I've worked, half of my consulting work has been helping our clients negotiate their large-scale AWS contracts and the other half is architectural nonsense of, “Hey, if you make these small changes, that cuts your bill in half. Maybe consider doing them.” But something that I've learned that is almost an industry-wide and universal truism, is that you want to keep the salespeople and the lawyers relatively separate just due to the absolute polar opposites of incentives. Salespeople are incentivized to sell anything that holds still long enough or they can outrun, whereas lawyers are incentivized to protect the company from risk. No, is the easy answer and everything else is risk that has to be managed. You are one of those very rare folks who has operated successfully and well by blending the two. How the hell did that happen?Alex: I'm not sure to this day how it happened. But I think part of the reason why I left law in the first place was because I don't think I fit in. I think there's a lot of good about having a law degree and being part of the legal profession, but I just wanted to be around people, I wanted to work with people, I didn't want to always worry about things. And so, that led me to technology sales, which took me to the other extreme. And so, you know, I carried a sales quota for five years and that was such an interesting experience to see where—to both sell technology, but also to see where legal fit into that process.And so, I think by having the legal training, but also having been part of a sales team, that's given me appreciation for what both teams do. And I think they're often at tension with one another, but they're both there to serve the greater goals of the company, whether it's to generate revenue or protect against risk.Corey: I think that there's also a certain affinity that you may have—I'm just spitballing wildly—one of the things that sales folks and attorneys tend to have in common is that in the public imagination, as those roles are not, shall we call it, universally beloved. There tend to be a fair number of well, jokes, in which case, both sides of that tend to be on the receiving end. I mean, at some level, all you have to do is become an IRS auditor and you've got the holy trifecta working for you.Alex: [laugh]. I don't know why I gravitated to these professions, but I do think that it's partly because both of these roles hold a significant amount of power. And if you look at just contracting in general, a salesperson at a company, they're really the driver of the sales process. Like, if there's no sale to be made, there's no contract. On the flip side, the law person, the lawyer, knows everything about what's inside of the contract.They understand the legal terms, the jargon, and so they hold an immense amount of power over advising people on what's going to happen. And so, I think sometimes, salespeople and legal people take it too far and either spend too much time reviewing a contract and lording it over the business folks, or maybe the salesperson is too blase about getting a deal done and maybe bypasses legal and doesn't go through the right processes. By the way, Corey, these are jokes that I make in my TikToks all the time and they always go viral because it's so relatable to people. But yeah, that's probably why people always make jokes about lawyers and salespeople. There's probably some element of ridiculing people with a significant amount of power within a company to determine these transactions.Corey: Do you find that you have a better affinity for the folks doing contract work on the seller side or the buyer side? Something they don't tell you when you run companies is, yeah, you're going to spend a lot of time working on contracts, not just when selling things, but also when buying things and going back and forth. Aspects of what you're talking about so far in this conversation have resonated, I guess, with both sides of that for me. What do you have the affinity for?Alex: I think on the sales side, just because of my experience, you know, I think when you go through a transaction and you're trying to convince someone to doing something, and this is probably why I wanted to go to law school in the first place. Like I watched those movies, right? I watched A Few Good Men and I thought I'd be standing up in court convincing a jury of something. Little did I know that that sort of interest [crosstalk 00:10:55]—Corey: Like, Perry Mason breakthrough moment.Alex: That moment where—the gotcha moment, right? I found that in sales. And so, it was really a thrill to be able to, like, talk to someone, listen to them, and then kind of convince them that, based on what challenges they're facing, for them to buy some technology. I love that. And I think that was again, tied to why I went to law school in the first place.I didn't even know sales was a possible profession because I grew up in an immigrant community that was like, you just go to school, and that'll lead to your career. But there's a lot of different careers that are super interesting that don't require formal schooling, or at least the seven years of schooling you need for law. So, I always identify with the sales side. And maybe that's just how I am, but obviously, the folks who deal with the buy side, it's a pretty important job, too.Corey: There's a lot of surprise when I start talking to folks in the engineering world. First, they're in for a rough awakening at times when they learn exactly how much qualified enterprise salespeople can make. But also because being a lawyer without, you know, the appropriate credentials to tie into that, you're going to have a bad time. There are regulatory requirements imposed on lawyers, whereas to be a salesperson, forget the law degree, forget the bachelor's, forget the high school diploma, all you really need to be able to do from an academic credential standpoint is show up.The rest of it is, can you actually sell? Can you have the conversations that convince people to see the outcome that benefits everyone? And I don't know what that it's possible, or advised necessarily, to be able to find a way to teach that in some formalized way. It almost feels like folks either have that spark or they don't. Do you think it's one of those things that can be taught? Do you think it's something that people have to have a pre-existing affinity for?Alex: It's both, right, because part of it is some people will just—they don't have the personality to really sell. It's also like their interest; they don't want to do that. But what I found that's interesting is that what I thought would make a good salesperson didn't end up being true when I looked at the most effective sellers. Like, in my head, I thought, “Oh, this is somebody who's very boisterous, very extroverted,” but I found that in my experience in B2B SaaS that the most effective sellers are very, very much active listeners. They're not the people showing up and talking at you. They are asking you about your day-to-day asking about processes, understanding the context of your situation, before making a small suggestion about what you might want to do.I was very impressed the first time I saw one of these enterprise sellers who was just so good at that. Like, I saw him, and he looked nothing like what I imagined an effective sales guy to look like. And he was really kind and he just, kind of, just talked to me, like, I was a human being, and listened to my answers. So, I do think that there is some element of nature, your talent when it comes to that, but it can also be trained because I think a lot of folks who have sales talent, they don't realize that they could be good at it. They think that they've got to be this extroverted, happy hour, partying, storyteller, where —Corey: The Type A personality that interrupts people as they're having the conversation.Alex: Yeah, yeah.Corey: Yeah.Alex: So anyways, I think that's why it's a mix of both.Corey: The conversations that I've learned the most from when I'm talking to prospects and clients have been when I asked the quote-unquote, dumb question that I already know the answer to, and then I shut up and I listen. And wow, I did not expect that answer. And when you dig a little further, you realize there's nuance that—at least in my case—that I've completely missed to the entire problem space. I think that is really one of the key differentiators to my mind, that separate people who are good at this role from folks who just misunderstand what the role is based upon mass media, or in other cases—same problem with lawyers—the worst examples, in some cases, of the profession. The pushy used car salesperson or the lawyer they see advertising on the back of a bus for personal injury cases. The world is far more nuanced than that.Alex: Absolutely. And I think you hit the nail on the head when you said, you know, you ask those questions and let them talk. Because that's an entire process within the sales process. It's called discovery, and you're really asking questions to understand the person's situation. More broadly, though, I think pitching at people doesn't seem to work as well as understanding the situation.And you know, I've kind of done that with my content, my TikToks because, you know, if you look at LinkedIn, a lot of people in our space, they're always prescribing solutions, giving advice, posting content about teaching people things. I don't do that. As a marketer, what I do is I talk about the problems and create discussions. So, I'll create a funny video—Corey: I think you're teaching a whole generation that maybe law school isn't what they want to be doing, after all there is that.Alex: There is that. There is that. It's a mix of things. But one of the things I think I focus on is talking about the challenges of working with a sales team if you're an in-house lawyer. And I don't prescribe technology, I don't prescribe Ironclad, I don't say this is what you need to do, but by having people talk about it, they realize, right—and I think this is why the videos are popular—as opposed to me coming out and saying, “I think you need technology because of XYZ.” I think, like, facilitating the conversation of the problem space, that leads people to naturally say, “Hey, I might need something. What do you guys do, by the way?”Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friend EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB has been powering enterprise applications with PostgreSQL for 15 years. And now EnterpriseDB has you covered wherever you deploy PostgreSQL on-premises, private cloud, and they just announced a fully-managed service on AWS and Azure called BigAnimal, all one word. Don't leave managing your database to your cloud vendor because they're too busy launching another half-dozen managed databases to focus on any one of them that they didn't build themselves. Instead, work with the experts over at EnterpriseDB. They can save you time and money, they can even help you migrate legacy applications—including Oracle—to the cloud. To learn more, try BigAnimal for free. Go to biganimal.com/snark, and tell them Corey sent you.Corey: It sounds ridiculous for me to say that, “Oh, here's my entire business strategy: step one, I shitpost on the internet about cloud computing; step two, magic happens here; and step three people reach out to talk about their AWS bills.” But it's also true. Is that the pattern that you go through: step one, shitpost on TikTok; step two, magic happens here; and step three people reach out asking to learn more about what your company does? Or is there more nuance to do it?Alex: I'm still figuring out this whole thing myself, but I will say shitposting is incredibly effective. Because I'm active on Twitter. Twitter is where I start my shitposts. TikTok, I also shitpost, but in video format, I think the number one thing to do is figure out what resonates with people, whether it's the whole contracting thing or if it's frustrations about law school. Once you create something that's compelling, the conversation gets going and you start learning about what people are thinking.And I think that what I'm trying to figure out is how that can lead to a deeper conversation that can lead to a business transaction or lead to a sale. I haven't figured it out, right, but I didn't know that when I started creating content that spoke to people when I was a quota-carrying salesperson, people reached out to me for demo requests, for sales conversations. There is something that is happening in this quote-unquote, “Dark funnel,” that I'm sure you're very familiar with. There's something that's happening that I'm trying to understand, and I'm starting to see.Corey: This is probably a good thing to the zero in on a bit because to most people's understanding of the sales process, it would seem that you going out and making something of a sensation out of yourself on the internet, well what are you doing that for? That's not sales work? How is that sales? That's just basically getting distracted and going to do something fun. Shouldn't you be picking up the phone and cold calling people or mass-emailing folks who don't want to hear from you because you trick them into having a badge scanned somewhere? I don't necessarily think that is accurate. How do you see the interplay of what you do and sales?Alex: When you're selling something like makeup or clothing, it's a pretty transactional process. You create a video; people will buy, right? That's B2C. In B2B, it's a much more complex processes. There's so many touchpoints. The start of a sales conversation and when they actually buy may take six months, 12 months, years. And so, there's got to be a lot of touch points in between.I remember when I was starting out in my content journey, I had this veteran enterprise sales leader, like, your classic, like, CRO. He said to me, “Hey, Alex, your content's very funny, but shouldn't you be making cold calls and emails? Like, why are you spending your time doing this?” And I said, “Hey, listen, do you notice that I'm actually sourcing more outbound sales calls than any other sales rep? Like, have you noticed that?”And he's like, “Actually, yeah, I did notice that. You know, how are you doing it?” And I was like, “Do you not see that these two are tied? These are not people I just started calling. They are people who have seen my content over time. And this is how it works.”And so, I think that the B2B world is starting to wise up to this. I think, for example, Ironclad is leading the way on creating a community team to create those conversations, but plenty of B2B companies are doing the same thing. And so, I think by inserting themselves in a conversation—a two-way conversation—during that process, that's become incredibly effective, far more so than, like, cold-calling a lawyer or a developer who doesn't want to be bothered by some pushy salesperson.Corey: Busy, expensive professionals generally don't want to spend all their time doing that. The cold outreach emails that drive me nuts are, “Hey, can we talk for half an hour?” Yeah, I don't tend to think in terms of billable hours because that's not how I do anything that I do, but there is an internal rate that I used to benchmark and it's what you want me just reach into my pocket and give you how much money for a random opportunity to pitch me on something that you haven't even qualified whether I need or not? It's like, asking people for time is worse, in some ways, than asking for money because they can always make more money, but no one can make more time.Alex: Right, right. That's absolutely right.Corey: It's the lack of awareness of understanding the needs and motivations of your target market. One thing that I found that really aided me back when I was working for other folks was trying to find a company or a management structure that understood and appreciated this. Easy example, when I was setting out as an independent consultant after a few months I'd been doing this and people started to hear about me. But you know, it turns out that there are challenges to running a business that are not recommended for most people. And I debated, do I take a job somewhere else?So, I interviewed at a few places, and I was talking to one company that's active in the cloud costing space at the time and they wanted me to come aboard. But discussions broke down because they thought I was, quote, “More interested in thought leadership than I was and actually fixing the bills themselves.” And looking at this now, four years later or so, yeah, they were right. And amazing how that whole thing played out, but that the lack of vision around, there's an opportunity here, if we can chase it, at least in the places I was at, was relatively hard to come by. Did you luck out in finding a role that works for you in this way or did you basically have to forge it for yourself from the sweat of your brow and the strength of your TikTok account?Alex: It was uphill at first, but eventually, I got lucky. And you know, part of it was engineered luck. And I'll explain what I mean. When I first started out doing this, I didn't expect this to lead to any jobs. I just thought it would support my sales career.Over time, as the content got more popular, I never wanted to do anything else because I was like, I don't want to be a marketer. I'm not a—I don't know anything about demand gen. All I know is how to make funny videos that get people talking. The interesting that happened was that these videos created this awareness, this energy in our space, in the legal space. And it wasn't long before Ironclad found me.And you know, Ironclad has always been big on community, has always done things like—like, our CEO, our founder, he said that he used to host these dinners, never talking about Ironclad, but just kind of talking about law school and law with potential clients. And it would lead to business. Like, it's almost the same concept of, like, not pushing sales on people. And so, Ironclad has always had that in its DNA. And one of our investors, our board members, Jessica Lee from Sequoia, she is a huge believer in community.I mean, she was the CEO of another company that leveraged community, and so there's this community element all throughout the DNA of Ironclad. Now, had I not put myself out there with this content, I may not have been discovered by Ironclad. But they saw me, they found me, and they said, “We don't think about these things like many other companies. We really want to invest in this function.” And so, it's almost like when you put yourself out there, yes, sometimes some people will say, “What are you doing? Like, this makes no sense. Like, stop doing that.” But there's going to be some true believers who come out and seek you out and find you.And that's been my experience here, like, at Ironclad. Like, people were like, “When you go there, are they going to censor you? Is your content going to be less edgy?” No. Like, they pulled me aside multiple times and said, “Keep being yourself. This is what we want.” And I think that is so special and unique. And part of it is very much lucky, but it's also when you put yourself out there kind of in a big way, like-minded people will seek you out as well.Corey: I take the position that part of marketing, part of the core of marketing, is you've got to have an opinion. But as soon as you have an opinion, people are going to disagree with you. They're going to, effectively, forget the human on the other side of it and start taking you for a drag on social media and whatnot. So, the default reaction a lot of people have is oh, I shouldn't venture opinions forward.No. People are always going to dislike you for something and you may as well have it be for who you are and what you want to be doing rather than who you're pretending to be. That's always been my approach. For me, the failure mode was not someone on Twitter is going to get mad about what I wrote. No one's going to read it. That's the failure mode. And the way to avoid that is make it interesting.Alex: That is a hundred percent relatable to me because I think when I was younger, I was scared. I did worry that I would get in trouble for what I posted. But I realized these people I was worried about, they weren't going to help me anyways. These are not people who are going to seek me out and help me but then say, “Oh, I saw your content, so now I can't help you.” They were not going to help me anyways.But by being authentic to myself and putting things out there, I attracted my own tribe of people who have helped me, right? A lot of my early results from content came not because I reached my target customers; it was because somebody resonated with what I put out there and they carried my message and said, “Hey, you should talk to Alex.” Something special happens when you kind of put yourself out there and say an opinion or share a perspective that not everyone agrees with because that tribe you build ends up helping you a lot. And meanwhile, these other people that might not like it, they probably weren't going to help you either.Corey: I maintain that one of the most valuable commodities in the universe is attention. And so, often there's so much information overload that's competing for our attention every minute of every day that trying to blend in with the rest of it feels like the exact wrong approach. I'm not a large company here. I don't have a full marketing department to wind up doing ad buys, and complicated campaigns, and train a team of attacking interns to wind up tackling people to scan their badges at conferences. I've got to work with what I've got.So, the goal I've always had is trigger the Rolodex moment where someone hears about a problem in the AWS billing space—ideally—and, “Oh, my God, you need to talk to Corey about that.” And it worked, for better or worse. And a lot of it was getting lucky, let's be very clear here, and people doing me favors that they had no reason to do and I'll never be able to repay. But being able to be in that space really is what made the difference. Now, the downside, of course, when you start doing that is, how do you go back to what happened before?If you decide okay, well, it's been a fun run for you and Ironclad. And yeah, TikTok. Turns out that is, in fact, for kids; time to go somewhere else. Like, I don't know that you would fit into your old type of job.Alex: Yeah. No, I wouldn't. But very early on, I realized, I said, “If I'm going to find meaningful work, it's okay to be wrong.” And when I went to big law, I realized this is not right for me. That's okay. I'm just not going to get another big law job.And so, when people ask me, “Hey, now that you've put yourself out there, you probably can't get a job at a big firm anymore.” And that's okay to me because I wasn't going to go back anyways. But what I have found, Corey, is that there's this other universe of people, whether it's a entrepreneur, smaller businesses, technology companies, they would be interested in working with me. And so, by being myself, I may have blocked out a certain level of opportunities or a safety net, but now I'm kind of in this other world where I feel very confident that I won't have trouble finding a job. So, I feel very lucky to have that, but that's why I also don't worry about the possibility of not going back.Corey: Yeah, I've never had to think about the idea of, well, what if I go have to get a job again? Because at that point, it means well, it's time to let every one at the company who is depending on the go, and that's the bigger obstacle because, let's be honest, I'm a white guy in tech, and I look like it. My failure mode is basically a board seat and a book deal because of inherent bias in the system.Alex: [laugh]. Oh, my god.Corey: That's the outcome that, for me personally, I will be just fine. It's the other people took a chance on me. I'm terrified of letting them down. So far, knock on wood, I haven't said anything too offensive in public is going to wind up there. That's also not generally my style.But it is the… it is something that has weighed on me that has kept me from I guess, thinking about what would my next job be? I'm convinced this is the last job I'll ever have, if for no other reason that I've made myself utterly unemployable.Alex: [laugh]. Well, I think many of us aspire to find that perfect intersection of what you love doing and what pays the bills. Sounds like you've found it, I really do feel like I found it, too. I never imagined I'd be doing what I do now. Which is also sometimes hard to describe.I'm not making TikToks for a living; I'm just on the community team, doing events—I'm getting to work with people. I'm basically doing the things that I wanted to do that led me to quit that job many years ago, that big law job many years ago. So, I feel very blessed and for anybody who's, like, looking for that type of path, I do think that at some point, you do need to kind of shed the safety nets because if you always hang on to the safety nets, whether it's a big tech job or a big law job, there's going to be elements of that that don't fit in with your personality, and you're never going to be able to find that if you kind of stay there. But if you venture out—and, you know, I admire you for what you've done; it sounds like you're very successful at what you do and get to do what you love every day—I think great things can happen.Corey: Yeah, I get to insult Amazon for a living. It's what I love. It's what I would do if I weren't being paid. So, here we are. Yeah—Alex: [laugh].Corey: I have no sense of self-preservation. It's kind of awesome.Alex: I love it.Corey: But you're right. It's… there's something to be said for finding the thing that winds up resonating with you and what you want to be doing.Alex: It really does. And you know, I think when I first made the move to technology, to sales, there was no career path. I thought I would—maybe I thought I might be a VP of Sales. But the thing is, when you put yourself out there, the opportunities that show up might not be the ones that you had always seen from the beginning. Like if you ask a lawyer, like, “What can I do if I don't practice law?” They're going to give you these generic answers. “Work here. Work there. Work for that company. I've seen a lot of people do this.”But once you put yourself out there in the wilderness, these opportunities arise. And I've been very lucky. I mean, I never imagined I'd be a TikTokker. And by the way, I also make memes on Twitter. Couldn't imagine I'd be doing that either. I learned, like, Mematic, these tools. Like, you know, like, I'm immersed in this internet culture now.Corey: It is bizarre to me and I never saw it coming either. For better or worse, though, here we are, stuck at it.Alex: [laugh].Corey: I really want to thank you for taking so much time to speak with me today. If people want to learn more about what you're up to and follow along for the laughs, if nothing else, where's the best place for them to find you?Alex: The best way to find me is on LinkedIn; just look up Alex Su. But I'm around and on lots of social media platforms. You can find me on Twitter, on Instagram, and on TikTok, although I might be a little bit embarrassed of what I put on TikTok. I put some crazy gnarly stuff out there. But yeah, LinkedIn is probably the best place to find me.Corey: And we will put links to all of it in the show notes, and let people wind up making their own decisions. Thanks so much for your time, Alex. I really appreciate it.Alex: Corey, thank you so much for having me. This was so much fun.Corey: Alex Su, Head of Community Development at Ironclad. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry insipid comment talking about how unprofessional everything we talked about is that you will not be able to post for the next six months because it'll be hung up in legal review.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

WV unCommOn PlaCE
John Callas : When The Rain Stops

WV unCommOn PlaCE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 44:50


John Callas is a veteran writer/director/producer in the entertainment business. His experience ranges from the worldwide release of feature films to numerous motion picture trailers, national and international commercials, live action title sequences, a documentary shot on location in Russia, as well as having been the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company while working at a large post production facility. John's prowess can be seen on live action teasers for Ransom, Dennis The Menace, Body Of Evidence, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Glass Menagerie, Cocoon II, Poltergeist III, Betrayed, My Girl, Glenngarry Glenn Ross, As Well As Title Sequences For The Two Jakes and A Few Good Men and a promotional film for an amusement ride from Showscan. John also directed an award-winning short film The White Gorilla. While creating live action teasers for feature films, John had the opportunity to work with notable actors including Mel Gibson, Walter Matthau, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Mel Brooks. In addition to working on feature film teasers, his work can be seen in projects for HBO, The Disney Channel, Show Time, the Broadway Play Phantom Of The Opera and the 1993 redesigned TriStar Logo. John's extensive background also includes over 200 commercials for such clients as Kellogg's, Dodge, Sunkist, Sprite, Toyota, Fuji, Volkswagen, Honda, McDonalds, Mazda, Minolta, Jedi Merchandising, Kraft, Jordache, Sea World, Givenchy and Sonassage with celebrity George Burns and industrial projects for Corporations including Vidal Sassoon, Salomon North America, Nissan and The Kao Corporation Of Japan. John's television experience includes directing a 14-week series entitled Potentials, with guests Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary and others. He also directed 80 segments for Bobby's World, which has been rated the #1 show on Fox 11 Television in its time slot; garnering John an Emmy nomination. A multi-faceted filmmaker, John's work can be seen in music videos for Glenn Frey Of The Eagles, Bill Wyman Of The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield, Doobie Brothers, Styx and more. Some awards John has received include The New York Critics Choice Award for Lone Wolf, The Clio and Belding for his work on the Sunkist campaign, the prestigious Best of the West for his directorial work on a one-woman show, and an MTV award for best concept for Glen Frey's Smuggler's Blues. John's directorial sensitivity, creativity and humor combined with his thoroughness and ability to bring a project in on time and budget makes him a unique and valuable talent. John holds a Master Degree from Occidental College, and is a member of The Directors Guild Of America. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wvuncommonplace/message

more than just a movie
#245: A FEW GOOD MEN

more than just a movie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 66:06


Allan and Austin "handle the truth" with this week's movie! A FEW GOOD MEN (1992) Directed by Rob Reiner 

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
KEVIN BACON

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 41:21 Very Popular


In 1978, Kevin Bacon got cast in Animal House. And in the ensuing decades, he starred in iconic films including A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River and, of course, Footloose. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist gets together with the actor to talk about why he chose to stay in New York, how he incorporates the Six Degrees of himself in to his family life and why he decided to take on his latest role in the horror film They/Them.

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 4 | How's Your Doogie? @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 33:45


Sixth Street Bridge over $700K to fix / Norman Lear turns 100 // Kevin Hart / Mike Epps / 13 yr old gets into Medical school // IG AND FB Backlash over changes// Favorite movies Spinal Tap – Stand by Me – Rob Reiner movies

Hey, want to watch a movie?
W100M - Tom Cruise Special Part 2 - A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia

Hey, want to watch a movie?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 142:56


We continue our investigation of Tom Cruise's career with a look at his films of the 90's, focusing on A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia.

Watching 100 Movies
W100M - Tom Cruise Special Part 2 - A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia

Watching 100 Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 142:56


We continue our investigation of Tom Cruise's career with a look at his films of the 90's, focusing on A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia.

The Rich Eisen Show
REShow: Kevin Bacon - Hour 3 (7-22-2022)

The Rich Eisen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 56:24


Rich updates the latest in the story gripping the NFL world this week: what's going on with those giant ketchup bottles removed from the formerly-named Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.   In his ‘What's More Likely' segment Rich weighs in on Jimmy Garoppolo, Lamar Jackson, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Kyler Murray, Gronk's return, Russell Wilson, Trey Lance, Nick Chubb and Najee Harris.  Actor Kevin Bacon joins Rich in-studio to discuss the new season of his Showtime series ‘City on a Hill,' debates which athletes are the best actors and if pro wrestlers are actually athletes, and dishes the behind-the-scenes dirt on ‘Footloose,' ‘Animal House,' ‘A Few Good Men, and ‘Apollo 13' in a round of Celebrity True or False. Rich and the guys react to the Rams unveiling their Super Bowl rings designed to look like SoFi Stadium and looking to be about half the size of the massive venue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bulletproof Veteran Podcast
Episode 79: Maj. Fred Galvin (Ret.), Author of A Few Bad Men

Bulletproof Veteran Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 67:17


This week we welcome Maj. Fred Galvin (Ret.), Marine Officer and author of A Few Bad Men.  A Few Bad Men tells the story of Fox Company, a Marine unit ambushed in Afghanistan and betrayed by their own leaders—these elite Marines fought for their lives again, back home.  A cross between A Few Good Men and American Sniper, this is the true story of an elite Marine special operations unit bombed by an IED and shot at during an Afghanistan ambush. The Marine Commandos were falsely accused of gunning down innocent Afghan civilians following the ambush. The unit's leader, Maj. Fred Galvin, was summarily relieved of duty and his unit was booted from the combat zone. They were condemned by everyone, from the Afghan president to American generals. When Fox Company returned to America, Galvin and his captain were the targets of the first Court of Inquiry in the Marines in fifty years.  Maj.  Galvin demonstrated what it means to be a real leader, and fought for the lives and reputations of his Marines.  Strap yourself in for a story fit for Hollywood, but lived by Maj. Galvin and the men of Fox Company.Bulletproof Veteran Podcast is raising money for the HunterSeven Foundation, supporting their mission of researching the impacts of toxic exposure on our countries military.  Helps us by purchasing any of Bulletproof Veteran's apparel, now available at https://amzn.to/3BA3dx9.  All proceeds raised through the end of July will be donated to the HunterSeven Foundation.

Locked On Zags - Daily Podcast On Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball
What a Gonzaga Bulldogs alumni squad for The Basketball Tournament might look like

Locked On Zags - Daily Podcast On Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 30:59


The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four alumni participating in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) this season - Kyle Wiltjer, Admon Gilder, and Josh Perkins. With multiple alumni already interested, why hasn't anyone put a team of Gonzaga guys together since the first team, A Few Good Men, back in 2015? Today's episode is a look at the three Zags participating and when they will be on TV, but also a discussion about what a team of Gonzaga alumni might reasonably look like. Even excluding the NBA guys, would a group of alumni be good enough to win the $1 million prize? I offer a 12-man roster that I think is realistic, and discuss how they might do in TBT. Then, in the final segment, we discuss the four Gonzaga Baseball pitchers who were selected in the 2022 MLB draft - Gabriel Hughes, Tristan Vrieling, William Kempner, and Brody Jessee. Locked on Zags - Part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Check out my new Gonzaga site for the latest on the team: https://scorezagsscore.com/ Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. StatHero StatHero is reshaping the way the way you play fantasy sports. Dozens of house based games to play daily. No sharks, no funky props, just your skill vs the lineups you choose. Sign-up today at StatHero.com/LockedOn Athletic Greens Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/COLLEGE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations
Conversations with Kevin Bacon (2013)

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 83:39


Career Retrospecitve Q&A with Kevin Bacon. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Back Stage. Kevin Bacon is one of the foremost actors of his generation. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters on both film and stage has allowed him to build a varied and critically acclaimed body of work. Just some of his film credits include "Tremors," "JFK," "A Few Good Men," "The River Wild" (Golden Globe Award nomination), "Murder in the First" (Best Actor by The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Best Supporting Actor nominations by SAG and the London Film Critics Circle), "Apollo 13," "Sleepers," "Picture Perfect," "Hollow Man"; "Mystic River" (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Picture), "Frost/Nixon," "The Woodsman," (IFP Spirit Award nomination), "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "X-Men: First Class" and so many others. He currently stars on FOX's hit show THE FOLLOWING, the psychological thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson.

The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews
Aaron Sorkin | January 2019

The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 72:44


January 2019: Sorkin and Bill discuss how he started writing and some of his most famous works, including ‘A Few Good Men' and ‘The Social Network.' Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Aaron Sorkin Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Lamp Dock
Ep 8: Dayton Neitert, Gaffer

Lamp Dock

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 48:08


Dayton Nietert, has been gaffing for over 35 years on iconic shows like, A Few Good Men, Birdcage, A Little Princess, A Walk in the Clouds, Xmen- The Last Stand, Crash, Seal Team just to name a few…Dayton drops knowledge on set politics, lighting gear and takes us through some interesting set ups.  Enjoy!

Mad About Movies
Thor: Love and Thunder

Mad About Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 56:35 Very Popular


It's the long-awaited release of THOR 4 aka THOR RAGONK 2 aka the next installment of Taika Waititi's MCU movies, this time bringing Natalie Portman's Jane Foster back to the fold. Does it work as better as the OG Ragonk? It's our movie of the week! VIP talk is the 30th anniversary of A FEW GOOD MEN! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Insufferable Bastards
Movies That Don't Hold Up: Gremlins, Night Moves, Friday the 13th Part II, & A Few Good Men

Insufferable Bastards

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 23:57


Show guide: 1:38 RIP James Caan 3:12 Oh no, Clerks III is coming 6:30 Bobby Lee and Khalyla broke up 7:15 Gremlins sucks 14:48 Night Moves sucks 19:11 Friday the 13th Part II sucks 21:04 A Few Good Men sucks 22:30 Al Pacino sucks in HEAT

Keystone Copycats with Chris & Zach
Episode 506 - A Few Good Men

Keystone Copycats with Chris & Zach

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 63:44


Hey there buddy, how you look so good? Well I'll tell ya right now; I listen to Keystone Copycats! This week on the show do we talk about A Few Good Men? YOU'RE GODDAMN RIGHT WE DO! Tell all your friends! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @KeystoneCopycats and on twitter @KeystoneCopycat. You can also find us on Reddit at r/KeystoneCopycats You can direct your questions and comments to KeystoneCopycats@gmail.com OR you can leave us a voicemail at (513) 239-7682. www.KeystoneCopycats.com  www.DinosaursPodcast.com  https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/ https://prochoice.org/ https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion https://www.wired.com/story/guide-abortion-resources-post-roe-america/  

The Jiggy Jaguar Show
Ep. 07/01/2022 - The Jiggy Jaguar Show-Guilty until proven innocent: Major Fred Galvin (USMC-Ret) betrayed by the Pentagon for war crimes he and his force did not commit tells his story

The Jiggy Jaguar Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022


Guilty until proven innocent: Major Fred Galvin (USMC-Ret) betrayed by the Pentagon for war crimes he and his force did not commit tells his story PUBLIUS GUEST AUTHOR: Major Fred Galvin (USMC-Ret), author of A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in America. A Few Bad Men is the incredible true story of an elite team of U.S. Marines set up to take the fall for Afghanistan war crimes they did not commit—and their leader who fought for the redemption of his men. Ambushed in Afghanistan and betrayed by their own leaders—these elite Marines fought for their lives again, back home. A cross between A Few Good Men and American Sniper, this is the true story of an elite Marine special operations unit bombed by an IED and shot at during an Afghanistan ambush. The Marine Commandos were falsely accused of gunning down innocent Afghan civilians following the ambush. The unit's leader, Maj. Fred Galvin, was summarily relieved of duty and his unit was booted from the combat zone. They were condemned by everyone, from the Afghan president to American generals. When Fox Company returned to America, Galvin and his captain were the targets of the first Court of Inquiry in the Marines in fifty years. PLUG BOOK: A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in America BIO: Fred Galvin served for over 26 years as a enlisted and Marine Corps officer including assignments in the infantry, reconnaissance, force reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC/Marine Raiders). He led hundreds of combat missions including raids, deep reconnaissance, ship seizures, and ambush operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and in the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden. The Marine Corps selected Galvin to command the first Marine Special Operations Task Force to deploy to combat. While conducting a combat mission in Afghanistan, Galvin and six other Marines were falsely accused of war crimes which led to the longest trial in Marine Corps history that led an acquittal. FIND HIS TWITTER HERE: FIND HIS FACEBOOK HERE: FIND HIS LINKEDIN HERE: Major Fred Galvin (USMC-Ret), author of A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in America.

That Final Scene
Top Gun: Maverick ending explained, Tom Cruise's best and worst performances

That Final Scene

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 46:30


We're back with a Tom Cruise-filled episode! Jump right in to hear us talk about:A voice note we got from a listener on *the* infamous Prestige hot takeWhat we've been watching lately (The Boys Season 3 and some 90s gems)Our favourite and least favourite Tom Cruise performances (YOU voted for your favourite pick here)The ending of Top Gun: MaverickLike what you heard? Make sure you subscribe to the podcast wherever you're listening. AND if you want to show us some extra love, please rate & review. It makes a huge huge difference.Also, read my essay on Top Gun's complex legacy but how Tom Cruise's has remained enduring throughout: https://thatfinalscene.com/blog/top-gun-legacy-may-be-complicated-but-tom-cruises-is-enduringFilms overheard at this episode: Basic Instinct, Night on Earth, Paterson, Coffee & Cigarettes, Magnolia, Tropic Thunder, Risky Business, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible 2, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, A Few Good Men, Cocktail, The Mummy, Far And Away, Jack Reacher, CollateralLeave us a voice note: www.thatfinalscene.com/voicemessage/Sign up to our newsletter: www.thatfinalscene.com/newsletter/Follow THAT FINAL SCENE on social:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatfinalsceneFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatfinalsceneYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZeo-b950d9sxXF_0x5-WgTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thatfinalscene See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cruise Views
A Few Good Men (1992) with Lucas Way

Cruise Views

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 140:18


I feel the need... the need for a podcast exploring the films and career of Tom Cruise.Welcome to Cruise Views, a podcast all about actor, producer, and global icon Tom Cruise, reviewing each of his films in order! This week your hosts Adam and Tom are joined by Lucas Way to discuss A Few Good Men (1992) directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore.Tom Cruise plays a Military lawyer, Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee who defends Marines accused of murder, contending they were acting under orders.Adam, Tom, and Lucas explore the production, release, and context of the film and how it fits into Tom Cruise's career. They also play another round of their exciting game, Two Cruise and a Lie! What will they make of the film? What is the overall "Cruiseness" rating? Find out on this episode of Cruise Views!The next episode reviews The Firm (1993) and is out on Tuesday June 21st!Come and chat to us...Twitter: https://twitter.com/cruiseviewspodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cruiseviewspod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cruiseviewspodEmail us: cruiseviewspodcast@gmail.com

The Movies & A Meal Podcast
A Few Good Men

The Movies & A Meal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 34:49


Brad is back in the classroom this week, as Keith and Ben break down the 1992 Tom Cruise, "A Few Good Men."

Literally! With Rob Lowe
Re-Release: Demi Moore: Hair Magician

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:15 Very Popular


In which Rob and actress/producer/author Demi Moore discuss recording foley sounds for her new podcast Dirty Diana, shooting the courtroom scene from A Few Good Men, and reminisce about the effect director Joel Schumacher had on their lives. Plus: Rob tells the story of the infamous "Snow White disaster." Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

Cruise Views
Far and Away (1992)

Cruise Views

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 108:43


I feel the need... the need for a podcast exploring the films and career of Tom Cruise.Welcome to Cruise Views, a podcast all about actor, producer, and global icon Tom Cruise, reviewing each of his films in order! This week your hosts Adam and Tom discuss Far and Away (1989) directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Cruise and Nicole KidmanTom Cruise and Nicole Kidman play a young Irish couple who flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.Adam and Tom explore the production, release, and context of the film and how it fits into Tom Cruise's career. They also find time to play their exciting game, Two Cruise and a Lie! What will they make of the film? What is the overall "Cruiseness" rating? Find out on this episode of Cruise Views!The next episode reviews A Few Good Men and is out on Tuesday June 14th!Come and chat to us...Twitter: https://twitter.com/cruiseviewspodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cruiseviewspod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cruiseviewspodEmail us: cruiseviewspodcast@gmail.com

2nd Rounds
The Flickbook: A Few Good Men

2nd Rounds

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 76:36


Join us today as we discuss the American legal drama A Few Good Men. With the star power of Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Aaron Sorkin and Rob Reiner helming this film, we will determine if this movie is a must watch for the non-average movie viewer! Also, check out our brand new awards and new segments such as "EYE OF THE NON-VIEWER", "AYE! WHAT'CHA WATCHING" & "TRIVIA THIS, TRIVIA THAT"

The Drive with Josh Graham
Stay Current (6-2-22)

The Drive with Josh Graham

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 62:49


Josh discusses why it was a bad night for Duke, reveals his NBA Finals pick, and reacts to Will Dalton's review of "A Few Good Men", in another edition of "At The Movies". Josh is also joined by publisher for Deacons & Devils Illustrated, Conor O'Neil, to talk Trevor Keels staying in the NBA Draft, New York Times bestselling author, Rick Reilly, to tell some cool stories, like the times he golfed with Trump and Charles Barkley, and voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught, to talk "Tommy Tanks" leaving NC State.

Screens in Focus Podcast
Fear The Walking Dead Season 7, Ep. 14 “Divine Providence” Ep. 156

Screens in Focus Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 51:07


Diana and Margaret discuss Fear The Walking Dead Season 7, Ep. 14 “Divine Providence” Ep. 156.  They talk about Alicia's mission and her unrelenting fever and Strand's emotional connection to her. They are boggled by Wes' character pivot, but appreciate Daniel's lesson. They also share recommendations on  RHOBH, The Operative,  Shining Girls, The Ritual, Sixteen Candles, A Few Good Men, Goodfellas,  and Selling Sunset Reunion.  Follow and subscribe to Screens in Focus. Website: https://screensinfocus.wixsite.com/screensinfocus Email: screensinfocus@gmail.com  Free background music from JewelBeat.com: www.jewelbeat.com

RAD Radio
Rob's Soapbox - To Quote "A Few Good Men..."

RAD Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 10:38


Warning; you may be wasting your time, or at least putting yourself into a position of Déjà vu. It's very likely that you will hear a version of this soapbox at some point on the RAD Radio show in the next few days; it all depends on mood. My mood, the team's mood, the audience's mood, the mood of society, and the news of the day as a whole. We'll see.The RAD show has been off for a couple of weeks and is now back, for a little while…and then we'll be gone on our previously scheduled Summer Vacation, and then we're scheduled to be back. We'll see.Curious? Good.That's right; we're still taking our Summer Vacation as scheduled despite an unwanted and unwelcome couple of weeks off in late May. The reason we're still taking our vacation is simple; if we don't, you may never hear the show again.Sound ominous? Good.There are actually many reasons that the show has been off for a while and I'm going to share one of them with you now; it's hardly the main reason, in fact, I'd currently rank it as the fifth-greatest cause for our absence. That's right, there are at least five and this is a distant fifth to be sure, but it allows me a way to address some of the questions and concerns that have arisen lately.Coming in at number 5 on the countdown of the causes for the show's absence the last two weeks is...you!Well, that's not fair, really. I hope and have to believe that the people I am about to discuss with you don't read or listen to the soapbox, naïve as that is. I need to think it's true right now, and I'm going to.This is quite a thing we've built together, this Maggot Army of ours. We've had some amazing moments together, particularly over the last few years. Brine-a-Palooza 2021 was one of the most gratifying and emotional events I've ever been a part of. The flood of every known feeling to mankind was palpable and overwhelming as nearly 2000 of us got together for, in some cases, the first time in almost two years at a major public event. It was truly magical. We have another live event coming up this weekend as we'll gather with 300 maggots to day drink some Tahoe Blue Vodka and just hang out with good people. Because these days, perhaps more than ever in most of our lifetimes, we need only that. The truth is that if we hadn't already scheduled, planned, and sold tickets to that event, you almost certainly wouldn't have heard the RAD show live again until mid-July.Sounding dire? Good.I'd estimate, as the guy with the most direct access to this information that on the whole, a total of at least 90, and maybe as high as 95% of the maggot army is comprised of good people, many of you much more than that. Between phone calls, both on and off the air, live events, random public meetings, emails, and even the wretched cesspool that is social media, I'm convinced that fewer than 10% of you are anything less than kind, decent, warm, caring, and generous. I have seen it in so many ways that you will never convince me otherwise.It's that lower 5-10% that bears a very small part of the responsibility for our recent absence…and before I actually give them any credit, let me be clear that they actually had nothing to do with it, I was simply in a place where I allowed them to. It's on me, as most things involving RAD are. Last Monday, when the top 4 reasons were swirling all around me and I had to make the call to cancel that day's show, I was in a very bad place emotionally. I was overwhelmed with the weight on my shoulders and the events that had caused the show to already miss a week prior, and the reality still lingering before me in regards to what had to be done to mitigate those top 4 reasons. I did the right thing and I pre-empted the show. Literally minutes after the announcement was made, emails began flooding in, and they weren't pretty, nor kind, nor caring. To be candid, we've been spoiled by the love and support of our audience, and I do the best I can to keep everyone, including the army, insulated from the wretched vermin who sneak their way in occasionally. I don't look at any social media posts, although I am briefed when there are those that are concerning and need to be investigated by our security team. Side note; how sad it is that a talk show needs such a team, but believe you me, now more than ever, they are vital to our ongoing ability to be on the air…when we can.Concerned? Good.In the days that followed, the 90+% showed up in droves via messages of concern and well-wishes, so I am sure that the early Monday morning crowd was just a fluke of timing, but in hindsight, it was a welcome one, for it cleared my eyes and made a very difficult decision quite easy for me. In the minutes after I started reading emails demanding to know why we were off the air again, arguing that we “owed” an explanation, asserting that we had an obligation to explain the reasons for our absence, my blood began to boil knowing what I knew were the causes.The audacity, arrogance, and entitlement of people demanding that their FREE radio show (believe me, people that pay to be members didn't write any of these, we already cross-checked our databases as we added to our freak file/watchlist) explain their absence incensed me at that moment. I reached out to Brandon who concurred that he was demoralized by the response in the immediate and I saw red…and that's when I knew I had made the right decision to not air Monday's show…and that's also what made it so easy hours later to realize we'd be missing another week.I've been dealing with idiots for over 30 years…not the playful kind, in the 90% where we all get it; we all understand I'm screwing with you and many of you actually wear it as a badge of honor to be ripped apart by me. Some of you even intentionally write idiotic things to see if you can get me to go off on you, often succeeding, bravo. I'm talking about genuine idiots, dangerously stupid and wretched human beings. I've dealt with almost every form of threat, from hollow to real, and every form of hateful, vile, subhuman hate speech you can imagine. It's just part of the job; and even when you hear me “lose it” on the air towards what seems like one of them, I'm in complete control. We get much, much, worse emails than you have ever heard read on the air. Those get sent to our team, and we maintain the aforementioned freak file on them, watching for them to escalate and doing whatever we need to do to maintain the safety of RAD.But they never get to me. I never flinch, inside or out, I just accept it. As I said, it's part of the job, and I know how to deal with it; at least I did until last Monday. When I felt my reaction inside I knew I belonged nowhere near a microphone and I had made the right call; and when the people I love and trust the most suggested later that day that we needed another week off, it was beyond easy to agree thanks to that 10%.Anyone who is talking about movies this weekend is talking about Top Gun 2: Maverick, and they should be. It's extraordinary. I have no words for what an incredible job they did, but I'd like to reference a different Tom Cruise Movie from 30 years ago called “A Few Good Men.” Towards the end, there is an epic and iconic courtroom scene in which Cruise is questioning Jack Nicholson's character and one of my favorite cinematic moments plays out. As I seethed last Monday I heard Nicholson's words in my ears…”I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”Imagine; keyboard warriors sitting at home, upset that their radio show wasn't on the air, but showing no regard for all of the possible reasons we might be missing. You see, to the bottom dwellers, we're just dancing monkeys, here to entertain. We have no real-life issues, problems, or challenges and there's absolutely nothing unique about being in the public eye that in any way should cause or even allow us to not be there to dance on cue for them when they need an escape. As they pounded out their angry, hateful, in some cases vaguely threatening messages, they never once stopped to think about why this show that they love so much and that they know loves and takes seriously being on the air every day might be gone, because they didn't care, and they probably wouldn't even if we told them the various reasons. They never cared to consider that perhaps someone on the show had gotten some horrible medical news, or had to deal with a suddenly dying or dead loved one. Maybe someone on the show has been privately already dealing with a serious issue that they chose not to share, which is their right, and they took a turn for the worse. Perhaps someone is getting divorced, is in legal trouble, or realized that they have a demon they need to slay with the help of the rest of us. Maybe the show was under threat, maybe someone on the show had been attacked, or maybe three or four of those things were all happening suddenly at once to more than one member of the team. Maybe it's something else, or many other horrible things I didn't even mention.Absolutely none of that is far-fetched and I promise you that a form of more than one of the things I just listed are in the top 4. But the gutter scum doesn't care. Usually, I pity them and laugh at them…to be so disgusting, depraved, and heartless is their hell, not mine. On Monday, I let it be part of my hell for a little while, and that was my failing.We'll be back this week and we'll be at our best, and we'll do what we do every morning: We'll give you more of ourselves than any other show on any other platform in this country does. We'll share more about ourselves, our experiences, each other, our families, friends, and significant others than anyone anywhere. And we'll keep to ourselves the little bit that we each either choose to, or have to for various reasons.Disturbed? Perplexed? Angry? Distressed? Good. Me too…that's why we've been gone, and that's why we'll be gone again in a few weeks, with the hope that by Mid-July the world will be back on its' rightful axis, at least what passes for such in 2022 America.As for sharing further details, I make no promises, nor do I feel any obligation to do so. The physical and mental health, the well-being, the safety, and the dreaded work/life balance of my team and I are paramount to me above all else, and I will do and not do whatever needs to be done to protect those things first and foremost, and I will never apologize for doing so. In the process that often means that you will be frustrated by not knowing what's going on, which I understand, but I also know this…if I may once again pull from that same Tom Cruise movie “A Few Good Men…” as it relates to some of the top 4 reasons we've been gone: You can't handle the truth.Dumfounded? Good.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Baconsale: Hickory-Smoked Pop Culture
Episode 353: You Had Me at “Tom Cruise”

Baconsale: Hickory-Smoked Pop Culture

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 83:40


We feel the need, the need to talk about Tom Cruise. Tom has been a Top Gun at the box office for the past four decades, and he seems to have All the Right Moves when picking scripts. But is he a living Legend? Is he Far and Away the biggest movie star ever? Or is he just one of A Few Good Men in the Risky Business of filmmaking? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to us give a brief history of this American Made actor, and hear our answers for a Cocktail of categories such as Most Surprising Performance,  Favorite Mission: Impossible Movie, Greatest Running Scene, and Best-Looking Character. Press play to hear why Zack is one of The Outsiders on this episode of Baconsale.

Movie Talk
Episode 422: Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances

Movie Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 53:59


In this episode, inspired by the upcoming release of "Top Gun: Maverick", we go around the room and rank our Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances of all-time. Some of the films discussed include "A Few Good Men", "Collateral", "Edge of Tomorrow", "Tropic Thunder" and "Born on the Fourth of July". Listen now!

Nixon and Watergate
The Return of the summer BLOCKBUSTER!!! (Preview for RICHARD NIXON and WATERGATE 3 Season series )

Nixon and Watergate

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 7:15


Its the Summer of 2022 and we are on the verge of the 50th Anniversary of the Watergate Break in.  No better time to look back at the Presidency of Richard Nixon. So with the help of Hollywood's biggest Summer blockbuster's we thought we would set the stage for our summer to come. As we clear the bar of the shocking untruths, spread by the liberal media elitist sharks, who attempted to reprogram the Justice System and control the narrative for a half century. But all of that is about to change and we leave you one more question if you are willing to sit, listen and learn,Can you handle the truth!!!  Tune in this Summer for the podcast Landmark, Blockbuster 3 season series  RICHARD NIXON and WATERGATE and see if you can handle it for real!!

The Elsa Kurt Show
A Few Bad Men

The Elsa Kurt Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 45:08


This week I talk with Fred Galvin (Ret. Maj., USMC) about the upcoming (June 7th) release of his book: A Few Bad Men.Quote from Journalist, Andrew DeGrandpre's 5 part series on Galvin's mission to restore the honor of his team after being falsely accused & tried for war crimes:Galvin has been in fights all his life. As a kid growing up in Kansas City, he challenged an abusive father because he was sick and tired of enduring the pain and destruction this man inflicted on his family. As a commander in combat, he battled for his very survival and that of his men, whether pulling the trigger against enemy forces or risking the wrath of superior officers to demand the resources his team required. And for the past eight years, Galvin has been on a lonely, emotional mission to restore honor to members of his elite commando unit who were wrongfully branded as war criminals during one of the most notorious criminal cases brought against U.S. service members during America's 13-year war in Afghanistan.About the Book:A Few Bad Men is the incredible true story of an elite team of US Marines set up to take the fall for Afghanistan war crimes they did not commit—and their leader who fought for the redemption of his men.Ambushed in Afghanistan and betrayed by their own leaders, these elite Marines fought for their lives again, back home.A cross between A Few Good Men and American Sniper, this is the true story of an elite Marine special operations unit bombed by an IED and shot at during an Afghanistan ambush. The Marine Commandos were falsely accused of gunning down innocent Afghan civilians following the ambush. The unit's leader, Major Fred Galvin, was summarily relieved of duty, and his unit was booted from the combat zone. They were condemned by everyone, from the Afghan president to American generals. When Fox Company returned to America, Galvin and his captain were the targets of the first Court of Inquiry in the Marines in fifty years.Support the show

Slate Star Codex Podcast
Book Review: The Gervais Principle

Slate Star Codex Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 53:30


https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/book-review-the-gervais-principle I. The Gervais Principle, by postrationalist heresiarch Venkatesh Rao, claims to be a business book. It claims a lot of things, actually. According to its introduction: By my estimate, the material in this book has already triggered . . . hazardous reflection for thousands of people over the past four years. It has triggered significant (and not always positive) career moves for dozens of people that I know of. And: There is a cost to getting organizationally literate. This ability, once acquired, cannot be un-acquired. Just as learning a foreign language makes you deaf to the raw, unintelligible sound of that language you could once experience, learning to read organizations means you can never see them the way you used to, before. Achieving organizational literacy or even fluency does not mean you will do great things or avoid doing stupid things. But it does mean that you will find it much harder to lie to yourself about what you are doing and why. It forces you to own the decisions you make and accept the consequences of your actions…So to seek organizational literacy is to also accept a sort of responsibility for your own life that many instinctively reject. This power can have very unpredictable effects. You may find yourself wishing, if you choose to acquire it, that you hadn't. So acquiring organizational literacy is what some like to call a memetic hazard: dangerous knowledge that may harm you. A case of “where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.” […] But I believe, unlike Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, that almost everyone is capable of “handling the truth”. Sure, some of you may end up depressed, or make bad decisions as a result of this book, but I believe that is a risk associated with all writing of any substance.

Handcuffs & Sawdust
Episode 41: Masturbating Cops, Cinco De Mayo, and Job Interviews

Handcuffs & Sawdust

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 89:03


In Episode 41 the guys discuss the following topics:· Masturbating cops· “A Few Good Men” reference· Brandon has had an interesting month at work· Cinco De Mayo· “We Own This City” reference· California mud flap law· 467 traffic tickets issued!· Side shows in Cali· Mike's middle aged at 56· Mike had a sad week· 75 hard· Brandon assaults his wife during the show· Mike is disgusted by a family in town· Brandon took a child away from a parent· A drunk hits a curb· Handicapped tow truck drivers· Mike talks to his Chief· Mike's Niece is coming for a ride along· Mike talks about his job interview· Mike explains camera focusing· Officers and K9 down names are read· Brandon is doing an epoxy pour!· Brandon has plumbing issues· Brandon doesn't know where is water main shut off is· Mike scored a good Facebook marketplace find· Mike discusses his custom kitchen island build· Mike makes a friendly cat friendOfficer Down Memorial Pagehttps://www.odmp.org/search/year/2021Follow Handcuffs & Sawdust on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/handcuffsan... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Handcuffsand... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0OFXFWnb4p7BriVF4-n5wSupport Mike on his social media accounts:Website: https://www.marrazzowoodworking.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marrazzowoodworking/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokB... Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Marrazzowoodworking?ref=seller-platform-mcnav Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marrazzowoodworkingSupport Brandon on his social media accounts:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fullhousewo... Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FullHouseWo...

PoFU Podcast
036 | A Few Good (Mortgage) Men

PoFU Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 31:34


The last in our 3-part series with special guest Brendan O'Driscoll from Treadstone. Brendan talks about the cost of waiting to buy a house relative to the recent rate hikes, we share some unfiltered feelings about Zillow and Rocket Mortgage, and we do our worst Jack Nickolson impressions from A Few Good Men. Enjoy!

So it's a show?: keeping up with the Gilmore Girls
There's a band of Huns re-enacting Top Gun (Replay!)

So it's a show?: keeping up with the Gilmore Girls

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 58:41


We feel the need...the need for beach volleyball! We're going back to the ‘80s again for a closer look at Top Gun, the fighter jet blockbuster that launched Tom Cruise to stardom. How does this movie compare with the real Top Gun in the Navy? What other pop culture has used this same pop culture ref? Why does all beach volleyball attire seem so uncomfortable? And why doesn't Paris feel the need for beach volleyball? We do our best to answer all those questions and get the scoop on the long-awaited sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.Other pop culture we ref: The Outsiders, Footloose, Marathon Man, 30 Rock, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hot Shots!, Planes, Independence Day, Pearl Harbor, Hamilton, Transformers, A Few Good Men, Law & Order, Harry Potter, Airplane!, Serena WilliamsCheck us out on Instagram!Subscribe to our email list!So it's a show? TwitterSo it's a show? Tumblr

The Blockbuster Hall of Fame

We are FINALLY discussing the ultimate hall of famer movie, A Few Good Men. This movie has everything: Tom Cruise drinking YooHoo, incredible writing and acting, and Tom Crise being bad at sports! Hope you enjoy! Also, we are working on our audio issues. Follow our official Instagram account at @blockbusterhofpodcast and email us at blockbusterhof@gmail.com and we might read it on our next episode! Jarred Gibson @j_gib on Twitter Yorton Martinez @YortonMartinez on Instagram Ray Sweat @whoisray on Twitter Twitch.com/blockbusterhof Intro music provided by Lukrembo Outro music provided by Freeway Fever Find out more at https://blockbuster-hall-of-fame.pinecast.co --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockbusterhof/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blockbusterhof/support

30something Movie Podcast
Episode #406: ”Did you order the Code Red?” | A Few Good Men (1992)

30something Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 112:43


No, it's not an ad for Mountain Dew... it's the JAG courtroom drama where Maverick upstages G.I. Jane and gets Col. Jessup to scream at him. You might join us as we weep for Santiago. Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson star in A Few Good Men. Trailer:

A HOLY MESS - Keeping It Real! Hope, Peace & Encouragement! Biblical Truth, Hear From God, Christian Mental Health, Christian
33. Spiritual Intentions Series: Feeling Alone? Feeling Lost? Or Struggling w/ loss of friendship or community? There's HOPE. Power of Community. Inner Healing through bitterness, forgiveness & Grace

A HOLY MESS - Keeping It Real! Hope, Peace & Encouragement! Biblical Truth, Hear From God, Christian Mental Health, Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 32:54


Hello my friend! Ok, this one is one of my favorite subjects we have talked about yet! We dive into the important subject of ‘community'. We were created to be in community with others. HOWEVER, when we have community/friendship wounds, it can be so difficult to get back into a community or deep friendships. But there's HOPE. In today's episode I share a story of something so powerful that I witnessed last night, and how beautiful it can be when community and friendship works well.  We also dive into 3 steps to take when we are struggling.  Mentions: Galatians 6:2 “Carry one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Psalm 32:3 “when I kept silent my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long." James 5:16a “therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” A Few Good Men, Jack Nicolson said “you can't handle the truth.”  I disagree. Yes, we can Jack. ;)  Also, if you haven't joined already, I'd love for you to join me inside the Spiritual Intentions Framework-12 Foundational Principles For Spiritual Growth When All Else Fails.  God bless you!  Much love, Dani Need a fun and actually doable step-by-step Framework for Spiritual growth in your busy life? Join us inside The Spiritual Intentions Framework- 12 foundational principles to Spiritual Growth when all else fails -> https://www.danisumner.com/spiritualintentionsframework  To learn more about Dani -> www.danisumner.com Need prayer or want to get in touch? Contact Us At—> hello@danisumner.com  To get in touch on Social Media -> Facebook and Instagram

Big Screen, Little Screen: And Everything In Between
S2, E9: Moon Knight, The Bubble, The Dropout Finale plus...A FEW GOOD MEN!

Big Screen, Little Screen: And Everything In Between

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 73:51


This week the BSLS team discusses the new Netflix series Pieces of Her and the film The Bubble.  We'll also talk about the finale of The Dropout on Hulu and how we're feeling after episode 2 of Moon Knight.  After that we have our spotlight of the week on the 1992 classic, A Few Good Men, a movie that brings out a lot of love in us. We hope you enjoy the episode, and don't forget to like and subscribe! 

The Finding Peace Podcast
When the Rain Stops

The Finding Peace Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 44:56


My guest on this episode of the Finding Peace Podcast is John Callas.  John Callas is a veteran writer/director/producer in the entertainment business. His experience ranges from the worldwide release of feature films to numerous motion picture trailers, national and international commercials, live-action title sequences, laser disc projects, a documentary shot on location in Russia, as well as having been the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company while working at a large post-production facility. John wrote and directed the feature film “No Solicitors,” starring Eric Roberts and has adapted NY Times bestselling author, William H. LaBarge's book, “Lightning Strikes Twice.” John is also a published author which includes: SECRETS, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS, CHRISTMAS VOICES, NO SOLICITORS, AND FIRST TIME PARENTS SURVIVAL GUIDE TO UNNECESSARY AND WILD SPENDING. John's prowess can be seen on live-action teasers for Ransom, Dennis The Menace, Body Of Evidence, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Glass Menagerie, Cocoon II, Poltergeist III, Betrayed, My Girl, Glengarry Glenn Ross, As Well As Title Sequences For The Two Jakes, and A Few Good Men and a promotional film for an amusement ride from Showscan. John also directed an award-winning short film, THE WHITE GORILLA. While creating live-action teasers for feature films, John had the opportunity to work with notable actors including Mel Gibson, Walter Matthau, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Eddie Murphy, and Mel Brooks. In addition to working on feature film teasers, his work can be seen in projects for HBO, The Disney Channel, Show Time, the Broadway Play Phantom Of The Opera, and the 1993 redesigned TRISTAR LOGO. John's extensive background also includes over 200 commercials for such clients as Kellogg's, Dodge, Sunkist, Sprite, Toyota, Fuji, Volkswagen, Honda, McDonalds, Mazda, Minolta, Jedi Merchandising, Kraft, Jordache, Sea World, Givenchy, and Sonassage with celebrity George Burns and industrial projects for Corporations including Vidal Sassoon, Salomon North America, Nissan, and The Kao Corporation Of Japan. John's television experience includes directing a 14-week series entitled Potentials, with guests Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary, and others. He also directed 80 segments for Bobby's World, which has been rated the #1 show on Fox 11 Television in its time slot, garnering John an Emmy nomination. A multi-faceted filmmaker, John's work can be seen in music videos for Glenn Frey Of The Eagles, Bill Wyman Of The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield, Doobie Brothers, Styx, and more. John has been recognized with: An EMMY nomination for Bobby's World, THE NEW YORK CRITICS CHOICE AWARD for Lone Wolf, BEST FEATURE at Fright Night Festival & BEST DIRECTOR at Scar A Con festival for No Solicitors - Several awards for his short THE WHITE GORILLA, A CLIO and BELDING for his work on the Sunkist campaign, BEST OF THE WEST for directorial work on a one-woman show, and an MTV AWARD FOR BEST CONCEPT for Glen Frey's Smuggler's Blues. John holds a Master's Degree from Occidental College and is a member of The Directors Guild of America.   You can learn more about John and purchase his book at  www.amazon.com/~/e/B004U7GSZA https://www.facebook.com/When-The-Rain-Stops-110606307893109 Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnpcallas  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnpcallas/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-callas-3648837/  IMDB: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0130327?ref_=hm_prof_photo Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Callas  

This Cultural Life
Aaron Sorkin

This Cultural Life

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 43:09


As one of the most successful screenwriters of modern times, Aaron Sorkin is renowned for his quickfire, rhythmic dialogue in films and television dramas including The West Wing, A Few Good Men, The Newsroom, Moneyball and The Social Network. More recently he's directed his own screenplays with films including Molly's Game, The Trial Of The Chicago 7 and Meet the Ricardos. Aaron Sorkin tells John Wilson how, at the age of five, his parents took him to see the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha, an experience that sparked his love of theatre. He remembers seeing Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf a few years later and being entranced by the musicality of the dialogue. Debates around the family dinner table, led by his corporate lawyer father, are another source of inspiration for a writer famed for creating adversarial scenarios in courtrooms and the corridors of power. Sorkin pays tribute to his mentor, the Oscar winning screenwriter William Goldman, and explains how Goldman's screenplay for the classic 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid offers a masterclass in dramatic dialogue. Aaron Sorkin also reflects on his writing process, and how he often gripped by ‘writer's block', despite being one of the most prolific screenwriters of his generation. Producer: Edwina Pitman

The Lawrence Ross Show
TLRS 03-25-22 - "Watching" Movies

The Lawrence Ross Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 117:38


Episode 539 New Facebook likes. A happy birthday message to my dad. Experiencing a movie as a blind person, clip of an audio description of "The Lion King". I recreate a scene from the third "Die Hard" movie. Sports - Jim Rome gets e-mails about Tyreek Hill leaving Kansas for Miami. "Tiger's Bad Legs" song. "We Can Relate - Going To The Movies". A few movie themed jokes. What movies do I consider stinkers? Stewie reacts to "Casino, "Glengary Glen Ross" and "The Big Lebowski". What movies couldn't be made today? School where girl died closed. Carbon monoxide in an apartment complex. Clarence Thomas's wife involved with some texts. Madeline Albright remembered. Florida teacher and a disabled student. Rule change for athletes and the Covid-19 virus. "Yesterday (Covid-19 Version)" song. USF survey had to be redone after fake results, a commentary about online dating. Jobs are coming back. Stewie Reacts to "Animal House", "A Few Good Men", and "The Silence Of The Lambs" closes the show. Break music - "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones Rejoiner music - "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith and Run DMC --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lawrence-ross9/message

Black and White and Thin Blue Lines
Serge, Clarke and ASA "Tasha B" Pick Their Five Favorite Courtroom Movies

Black and White and Thin Blue Lines

Play Episode Play 54 sec Highlight Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 45:18


Assistant State's Attorney Natasha Blount ("Tasha") joins Serge and Clarke to debate the best five courtroom movies of all time and one agreed upon honorable mention. Hear Tasha's persuasive reason for not including "A Few Good Men" in her list. But it is Tasha's number one movie that leaves Clarke speechless -- something more than a few people might consider the best reason yet to listen to an episode.Listeners know the seriousness of the problems this podcast often discusses. In this episode, we share our thoughts about something we all love: the movies. Serge and Clarke know that you will enjoy listening, especially to Tasha.

The CripesCast Podcast
Episode 93 - Kevin Pollak

The CripesCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 77:13


This week comedian and actor Kevin Pollak joins Charlie on the Cripescast. You may recognize him from his roles in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Usual Suspects,” or listened to his podcasts “Kevin Pollak's Chat Show” or “Alchemy This”. Kevin came on to talk about stand-up, podcasting and shared some funny ideas from his notes app.   Follow Kevin on Instagram @kevinpollak123 and on Twitter @kevinpollak    Follow Charlie on all social media @charlieberens    Follow the Cripescast on all social media @cripescast